Yet each man kills the thing he loves,
By each let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The koward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword!"
                     oscar wilde , the ballad of reading gaol







When was the last that I thought of you...I know not...but am I the one who goes alone on this path...and should I but care only a little for the souls that follow or those as march ahead?

Mode C is a way of life, perhaps my way of life: C for Cool, C for Cold, C for Chaos, C for Calvin. Ultimately, all of it boils down to the way you look at things. Are they not how they are but just how they appear?? No...and yes...Almost all the seriously critical fundamental concepts of life...aren't they just the bogies under Calvin's bed that he is afraid of? Miss Wormwood, Susie, Mom and Dad, and of course above all, Hobbes...aren't they all merely the means that he uses to attack these bogies?

Reflecting on 'living the Calvin way', I have started to believe that life and our reaction to it can only be explained by a number of Calvin and Hobbes strips combined together. The philosophy, as I like to call it, is to know that you are not alone. It is not just my perspective alone that is going to help me fight my bogies. I will be able to inch towards the Calvin way only when I perceive the other perspectives on my way.



   
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Tuesday, June 01, 2004
Working for free

I have been working for free once again, and that too during my last few days at Infy. I know that it may sound like cribbing but I am ready to challenge anyone who says that they love working and that too, with the knowledge that they will be leaving the company for good in another three days.

I got the letter from IIMK today and it does require a lot of things for me to do. The difficult things seem to be the Work Experience Certificate and the Medical Fitness Certificate that has to be bribed out of some Government Doctor. I guess that Papa, as usual, will want to take care of all this and ask me to just have fun. This time however, I have decided that I will share the burden (as if it is somebody else's load) and do something on my own, too.

In the long telephonic chat with Nani yesterday, I started to feel really home sick. With four more days to touchdown, I am really becoming impatient. Shanu, my cousin, was telling me about the plans that the entire cousin gang has already made regarding my arrival and stay. They have picked up the movies that we will be watching, the places we will be visiting (what with the new car that Mananmama has bought) and the restaurants where they will suck the last drop of cash out of me. I am really missing them and want to be there as soon as possible and even earlier.


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