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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thats how the Winners are Made!


పని వత్తిడి లో ఉండి మైల్ చెక్ చేయడానికే టైం ఉండడం లేకపోయేసరికి
you must read this buddy అని  మెసేజ్
కామెంట్ మోడరేషన్ కే టైం దొరకడం లేదంటే ఈ మేసేజ్లేంటి అని అన్నా చిరాగ్గా 
నువ్వు ఇది చదవాలి ఇది చదవాలి అని మా ఫ్రెండ్ కాల్స్ భరించలేక ఈరోజు చదివాక బాగా నచ్చి షేర్ చేస్తున్నా!
 
loved every part of conversation :)
 
IITian and Rickshaw-wala

           
   This one is delightfully interesting to read.

           
             There were two rickshaw-walas vying for our business, when we wanted to go to Sankat-Mochan temple in Benaras. I agreed to go with the one, who was about 20 years of age, seemed like a regular young rickshaw-wala, but I found something interesting about him. I was not proved wrong.


He wanted Rs 50, we said Rs 30. We settled for Rs 40.


Here are the highlights of the conversation that ensued, while we rode the rickshaw:


             "Aap kahan se aaye hain?"


"Delhi."


            "Bijness, ya kaam karte hain?"


"Naukri karte hain."



            "Kismein?"


"Internet mein."


            "Humara bhi kuch wahin kaam lagwa dijiye."


I just chuckled.


            "Main try kar raha hoon engineering padhne kee. Achchi naukri lag jaayegi tab."


"Achcha?" I asked a little interested.


"Haan, delhi mein Guru Gobind Singh Indraprashta University mein engineering ke liye apply kiya hai. Achchi hai woh university."


"Haan, achchi hai", I agreed.


            "Haan, kal hee maine JEE bhi diya."


"JEE matlab, IIT ka?"


            "Haan, Joint Entrance Examination" he pronounced it perfectly.Just to make it clear to me what JEE stood for. "Mushkil hota hai exam."


            "Haan, 2 saal toh log padhte hee hain uske liye, asaan nahin hai."



            "Delhi mein Akaash coaching institute hain na?"


"Haan, hai."


            "Aapne kya padhai kee?"


"Main engineer hoon, aur phir MBA bhi kiya."


            "Kahan se engineer?"


"IIT Delhi se."


            He swung back, surprised, a little delighted, and smiled. "Ok,


aapke liye Rs 30."


Swati and I laughed.


Swati asked "Padhai kab karte they IIT ke liye?"


            "Bas, rickshaw chalaane ke baad raat mein". Then he added


"Kismein engineering kee aapne?"


"Chemical."


            "Toh aapki Chemistry toh badi strong hogi."


"Nahin, aisa nahin hai."


            He continued "Yeh bataiye....jab Mendeleev ne Periodic Table banaya tha tab kitne elements they usmein?"


Now it was my turn to get surprised. He was quizzing me. I said "Shayad 70-80."


            "No, 63" he said sharply. "Kaunse element kee electronegativity highest hai?"


Swati was laughing, and I didnt try too hard and said "Pata nahin."


"Flourine", he said confidently. Without a break he asked,"Kaunse element kee electron affinity highest hoti hai?"


Now I was laughing too and said "Nahin pata"


            "Chlorine. toh aapka kaunsa subject strong tha?" clearly having

proven that my chemistry wasn't a strong point.


"Physics", I said.


            "Achha, Newton's second law of motion kya hai?"


I thought I knew this one. "F=ma", I said.


            "Physics is not about formula, it is understanding concept!",  he reprimanded me in near perfect English. "Tell me in statement"


I was shocked. Swati continued to laugh.

I said "ok, Newtons second law, er....was...."


            " 'Was' nahin, 'is'!Second law abhi bhi hai!" he snapped at my use of 'was'.


Surely, my physics wasn't impressing him either. "Yaad nahin, I said"


            "Force on an object is directly proportional to the mass of the object and the acceleration of the object", he said it in near perfect English.
"Aapne M.Tech nahin kiya?"


"Nahin, MBA kiya"


            "MBA waale toh sirf paisa kamana chahte hain, kaam nahin karte."


"Nahin, aisa nahin hai, paisa kamaane ke liye kaam karna padta hai."  Didn't think too highly of me apparently anymore.


In a minute we reached our destination. We got off and I told

him that he must and should definitely study more, and that I thought he was sharp as hell. He took only Rs 30, smiled and began to leave. I got my camera out and said "Raju, ek photo leta hoon tumhari". He waved me off, dismissed the idea and rode off before I could say anything more....leaving me feeling high and dry like a spurned lover.

Damn, what a ride that was! India is changing, and changing fast.

         
             And so it goes !!!!!



10 comments:

నీహారిక said...

హనీమూన్ కి వెళ్ళినపుడు ట్రైన్ లో మా ఆయన, నన్ను ఇలాగే ప్రశ్నలు వేసారు. సమాధానాలు తెలిసినా చప్పున గుర్తుకు రాలేదు. ఇప్పటికీ దెప్పుతూనే ఉంటారు, దొరికిపోయాను కదా అప్పుడు ఊరుకున్నాను. ఇప్పుడు చూడండి "For Every Action There is Equal and Opposite Reaction" అని ఆయనకే పాఠాలు చెప్పే స్టేజ్ కొచ్చాను.

Yes, It's True India is changing, and changing fast.

snigdha said...

గురువు గారు, సూపరు....నా బ్లాగు పైన శీత కన్ను వేసారేమిటి??

మందాకిని said...

చాలాబాగుందండి. సంతోషాన్నిచ్చింది.

మనసు పలికే said...

వావ్.. హరే చాలా చాలా బాగుంది టపా. చాలా ఇన్స్పిరేషనల్ గా ఉంది. ఇంత మంచి సంభాషణని మాతో పంచుకున్నందుకు ధన్యవాదాలు. సూ...పర్బ్.

హరే కృష్ణ said...

స్పందించిన మిత్రులందరికీ ధన్యవాదాలు

స్నిగ్ధ గారు
శీతాకాలం లో దేహమంతముయూ చల్లబదిపోవడంతో కన్నుకూడా శీతకన్ను గా మారిపోయింది :((
వర్షాకాలం లో వేసవికన్ను వేస్తే బాగుండదు కదండీ :)
పని లో బిజీ బిజీ :( మీ బ్లాగ్ నోటిఫికేషన్స్ డాష్ బోర్డ్ లో మిస్సింగ్ :(

మందాకిని గారు నా బ్లాగుకి స్వాగతం
నచ్చినందుకు చాలా థాంక్స్!

అపర్ణ థాంక్యూ :)

బులుసు సుబ్రహ్మణ్యం said...

బాగుంది, ఆలోచించదగ్గది గా ఉంది అతని కధ.
ఇండియా మారుతోంది. కానీ మారాల్సినంత వేగం గా కాదనే అనుకుంటున్నాను నేను.

చాతకం said...

Good one, thanks for sharing. But how many of us remember those 'mugged up' exam points after 10 years? Can the same person answer those same questions after 10 years? I see nothing wrong in doing MBA after engineering, in fact I find fault with anyone not think of post graduation after graduation when there is time on hand as once you are past that age it would be too late when you realize that having 'just' a degree is not enough when it's time to move forward for higher positions at a later stage in jobs. I did my masters in tech industry and after 10 years of working when my company supported executive MBA programs I did one working part time. I see this led to 20% increase in salary with long term benefits that would be helpful for you when you look for management positions when age old and cannot compete with young talent that often come with latest and greatest in the tech industry. Whats heartening is that India still have students willing to work hard labor to support studies and the kid's determination is commendable. Kudos.

హరే కృష్ణ said...

గురూజీ థాంక్స్!
you are right!
స్కాం లనుండి ఐఐటి foundations అని రుద్ది పడేస్తున్న తల్లి తండ్రులు వీళ్ళ మధ్య పేదరికం లో చదువుకున్దామనే ఆసక్తి దొరకడం చాలా కష్టం అయిపోతోంది
Catalyst is missing to inspire the poor children and ppl who are fighting for their survival to add education too in their basic needs in modern India

హరే కృష్ణ said...

Bujji,
wow! Well said
he alone can answer when he vl into d field of research or the job wch related 2 d field of his field off his selected core

>>ed to 20% increase in salary with long term benefits that would be helpful for you when you look for management positions when age old and cannot compete with young talent that often come with latest and greatest in the tech industry. Whats heartening is that India still have students willing to work hard labor to support studies and the kid's determination is commendable. Kudos.

Excellent! completely agree with you

its a feeling of pursuit of happiness :)
thanks a lot for the response which made me think for few mins

snigdha said...

అటులనా గురువుగారు...మీ శీత కన్ను మాములుగా అయ్యాకా..వేసవి అయినా శీతకాలమైనా మా బ్లాగుని దర్శించండి....