The Dilemma

It is a routine day at office/lab and you are patiently waiting for the lunch hour. You switch to your browser to check if you have got some interesting mail, and lo there it is. The green – the sign of life, the to go signal, beside a name you just can’t forget. You check her status message and click on her name. The tab pops out and you frantically type out those three letters ‘Hey’ but before you hit the return key, it strikes. Is it appropriate to ping her? I haven’t talked to her for years, She might be at work, She might mistake my advances as something more, It might mar my image… The reasons may be varied and genuine but the truth is that your heart wants something and your brain commands you to deny it. And that is when you let it go.

To Ping or not to Ping

Life offers so many possibilities. Each day comes with a new opportunity banging at our doorstep but we are biased, we are insecure, we are just too cautious. Our past experiences or future aspirations hold us back. We fail to live in the present, fretting about the things that have been and things that may turn out to be. This is when we miss the real deal, the now, the today, the present.

So the next time this dilemma strikes you, go ahead and ping. Who knows you might get lucky. Your old girlfriend did want you back as a friend or the breakup you had secretly been hoping for actually did happen and your moral support at this junction might get you closer to your crush. Just don’t hold back. The moment will never be back again and life is really too small to be spent regretting.


You all will be missed!

The fact has been trying to sink into me for a long time. But it was the other day when I was just strolling down a mall with my room neighbor that it struck me hard, this might be the last time we are here together. Yes, the pleasure of doing regular, funny or crazy things with the friends we have made in past four years at this amazing place will soon be lost.

Two weeks are over since then and most people graduating this year have already left the campus. My first source of inspiration, first source of security, the first crush, people who have bullied me and the people who got bullied, they are all gone. Taking up their first job or joining a famous university in India, US, UK or elsewhere, people have moved on to the next phase in their life. With one more year to go, I still have some time on my hands to enjoy this lovely place. But will it be same when a major chunk of people who made this experience worthwhile aren’t there with me anymore? The time will tell. All I can do now is to wish them goodbye and hope we soon meet again!

Adios btechs & the seniors! You all will be missed.

I can’t say what I am feeling
I just can’t write or talk
You have to leave -time is ticking
Time is running right out of the clock

It doesn’t matter if you go
Across the country, or state, or whatever
Just promise me, that you agree
This goodbye is not goodbye forever

I know you’d do good as always
No sheep you are, you would set a trend
Someday we will meet again
Just never ever forget me, my friend!