Right now. This moment.. I can feel and am enjoying the sheer joy of knowledge seep through my veins.
The pleasure of discovering new knowledge, at least new for me.
I can positively empathize with Alexander (the great! duh!!) when he progressed after successful (or so he thought) conquering.
No no. I must get back.
BTW, I completed my PhD.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
There are 4 dogs in our department. No, not the professors, but real dogs. They just lazily lie outside and are pretty harmless.
One morning, when I was walking towards the department I spotted two dogs on the way. I usually avoid these canines, but nevertheless I walked slowly. Suddenly these fellows came running towards me. I was startled for a second, and then I realized that these are the ones at our department. They came jumping about, wagging their tails so fast that it appeared it would fall off. I could even spot a smile on their face, well not a smile, but a big grin of recognition. The accompanied me all the way until I reached our department. They were all the time with me, sometimes ran in front of me, sometimes just besides or behind me. All the time they were jumping around. I felt so happy, although I have never given them anything to eat.
Now I talk to them about nothing and everything. They just look at me resting their chin on the ground as if they want to nod along, but could not because they are so lazy to life their neck.
But whoa! These fellows made my day.
Something rather funny happened in the morning.
A person approached me while I was walking towards my department, through a small ‘forest’ area and asked, if he could pee there. I was perplexed. I mumbled 'Gothilla' ('I don't know' in Kannada) and went on. I did not turn back
But then it got me thinking. What is the right answer if someone asks, if he could pee there? Should I say ‘No No’ but then he would ask ‘ where else?” and then I would have no answer, by the time he would have peed in his pants.
I realized that lack of toilets is not only an issue in public places, but also in institutions (which sprawls in acres). Where does the cab guy pee when he waits for his 'passenger'? Where does the delivery guy from the online store or restaurant pee, when he waits for the consignee/customer to pick up the parcel?