Something reminds me of the very popular dialogue from the movie ‘ 3 Idiots ‘ , where Mr. Virus states “LIFE IS A RACE”. I will tell you all guyz what’s that “something” is.
The day you are born, you stand on the racing track. So was I. My journey started from the my first school THE APEX SCHOOL. I was the topper of my class [have proofs..jokes apart ;)] and with passing days the dreams of my father started to increase. I was enjoying my school life, being everyone’s favorite, without knowing the fact that I was like the horse who was being trained for a long race. Anyways, I left the school after completion of my KG standard.
Standard I, DAV MODEL SCHOOL, a new race track with new competitors. Was my written admission test,Father said, ” Beta, you have to do it.” ok fyn !! I gave the written test and was selected for the interview. Was happy. Interview was on the next day. Next morning, I was ready, neat and clean, black shoes with white socks (shocks rather !!). Father came and said,” Beta you have to do it.” Ok fyn !! Had my interview in the presence of the principal, 2-3 teachers , my mom and MY FATHER !! The next day, the selected students list was on the notice board and my name was there. Was happy again.
So my school days started again. Standard I, II, III…and years after years passed. When i was in class VIII, we used to have a board exam conducted by DAV CMC. Ohh !! board !!.. i was in tension and so my father. Just before the few months pf the board exam, father said (this time something different, though it had the same meaning),” BAS KUCH MAHINO KI TO BAAT HAI, PHIR BOARD KHATAM, u can do it.” ok fyn !! Expecting that its a matter of only few months, I appeared for the board exam. The day my exam completed I felt relaxed and said good bye board exam.. get lost !!
Standard IX father enforcing padho, padho. Things in life and books were getting difficult and difficult. Was not able to understand why we all were ordered to fill so many damn forms, which was related to class X. When I asked to my teacher, I was told that these forms are for the board exams that we will be appearing in class X. whaatt ?? it’s still more than a year for board exams to come, then why from now !! Actually, it was the starting of our training, for the horses like us to race in the board exams. Can’t relax!!
Standard X, the very first day, my dad,” Class X ka result life mei baht mayene rakhta hai, puri life espe based hai, futute mei jo v karoge class X ka result hi sab jagah value rahega.” Now its the question of life.. time to be very serious!! So was I. Month of February, board exams knocking at the door, papa said,” beta, u can do oi.” ok fyn !! Expecting this board to be the life’s last one, I gave the my board exams. Result also declared. Now relax.
Next day father came and asked ,” So Science hi lena hai- bio ya computer.” So Science was fixed with bio or comp as alternatives. Took bio (dn’t knw why). AND AGAIN THE RACE for higher degree with XIIth board started. (again the board). IIT-JEE, AIEEE, WBJEEE etc. etc. were in the air and we, the racing horses, used to run like mad from coaching center to other , after the school, weekends, holidays. Everyone expecting,” IITJEE to clear karna hi hai”. As if IIT koi fruit hai, jake tode ke le aao.
Finally, WBJEE and took admission in my B.Tech degree. Ab to koi tension nh. Life to ban gayi. Father next day,” ache se padho, warna naukri nh milegi.” ok fyn !! 4 years passed and it was the month of campusing. TCS to come, the only trusted company of my college. And with past records it has selected 7 grads only from my department. So race begins to be in the 7 grads selected by TCS. Father said,” Bahar jake sob search karna aur v muskil hoga agar TCS nh mila to. Competition aur v jyada hoga, its your golden chance, you can do it.” ok fyn !! Appeared on campus drive and was selected in TCS. Again 7 grads from my department and I was one of them.
Chalo aab to naukri mil gayi. Ab koi tension nh. Life settle. Sab khush, Main v khush.
After a few days, ” TCS k salary se duniya kaise chalaoge. baht muskil hai jina es mehgai mei, kuch bachega v nh.” ok fyn !! now what to do….
MBA is the ultimate option I got (as per my interest) and on 20th Oct. 2012 , I am going to appear for CAT…..
…………… THE RACE CONTINUES ……….. dn’t know when will it end !!!
horse doesn’t know why it runs in race.It runs bcoz of beats and pain. Life is a race. God is your rider.