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Golu #Episode 3 : Who is Zafar?

Don’t forget to read first two episodes to get what’s going on:

Episode 1: Golu and First Day at IISc

Episode 2: Golu and his heroic love!

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“You know guys, we are born on a very special time in human history. We have everything. Literally everything. We have a song for every possible mood like a speaking shadow of our soul. We have every damn vehicle to get anywhere we want in a matter of few hours. We have each and every kind of food to satisfy our taste buds. We have N sources for entertainment for our lazy cortex. Damn, we have 32 dating apps on play store even to meet the opposite sex. I think we are blessed. All this wasn’t there just few decades back. What if we had born few years before. We should thank Almighty because he showered his boons on….”

“Sutta bacha hai kya?”, Einstein interrupted Golu.

Einstein heard no response from other two. So he asked again about the availability of cigarettes.

There was still no response. He looked at them. They were staring at Golu.

“Either he is too smart or I am too high”, said Chinna. It was for Golu.

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Dreams – One way or the other

What passes on is time, and what get spent is us. So before you get totally spent, live that dream you are counting on all your life.

This doesn’t make any sense

But well not everything does, not everything has to.

now I am gonna touch the age old ghisa-pita discussion of what race are you racing in! You don’t have control over your birth, your religion, your caste, the economical situation you get born into and the kind of schooling you get.. nothing. You grow up, see other kids passing their board exams, getting into the college and then graduate, so do you! You are lucky if you get a job among thousand candidates for a single vacancy otherwise you go for something which can at least earn you daily bread and butter, you get a girl according to your stability and financial conditions, you marry, manufacture children, apply same cycle to them and then on one fine day your heartbeat stops.

Well, that’s it. Everyone among us is doing it with or without realizing it. Nothing new and nobody is special.

Oh, but wait there is always a thing that makes you special. The thing you buried down years ago. Your dream. yes!! That poor little thing which you never nurtured. Ohh boy..

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Master Golu : The one with our Hero’s love!

I know, I am quite late to post this second episode of our Master Golu series and no excuses, I apologize for that. Getting acquainted with IISc is not as easy as it is with IITB (and well, that answers typical ‘IISc or IITB?’ question).

I promise to post atleast one episode per month for those who like Golu and for those who don’t, I can’t force you not to be serious for few moments in IISc (pretty much similar to saying I don’t care :p )

Hope you like it 🙂

If you missed the first episode, here’s the link: Master Golu’s first day at IISc

Checkout Episode #3 : http://dstartupkid.com/2017/08/10/who-is-zafar/

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“Well, life is not about what you plan and not about what you don’t plan either”, Golu read the last sentence and kept that book back on the shelf in same place and started the recently played song for the 46th time straight. Headphones plugged, he leaned back in his chair and slowly closed his eyes…

“Pehla nasha.. pehla khumar.. Naya pyaar hai.. Naya intejaar……..”

Our Golu was on cloud 9 since the day he got to know that she was in Civil, the department right infront of his CSA. One of his special sources and former intern at 221 B street, Chinna had everything for Golu. On the very next day when he first saw her, Chinna was ready with the report.

“Name? Tanya Mittal”

“Age? 22”

“Branch? Civil”

“B.Tech.? BITS, Pilani”

“Class timings? Mon-Wed: 8am and Thu-Fri: 2pm”

“Relationship Status? Complicated”

“Instagram followers? 504”

“Favourite Food? Panipuri”

“Favourite Actor? Rajesh Khanna”

“Favourite Sport? Gossiping”

“Proposals till date? 16 wait No.. 17”

“Ohh…”, this was Golu. “Well, ammm.. I don’t know”, his heart took a steepest descent transition from 9th to 2nd cloud on the last piece of info.

“Saala naam se hi lag raha hai ki bhai ke aukad ke bahar hai”, someone murmured.

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Master Golu : First Day at IISc

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Its been few weeks since I was thinking of writing something but couldn’t get the subject. So, I thought why not to write college life’s happenings as a series. Here is the small description.

Golu is a fictional character who is about to pursue M.Tech. at IISc, Bangalore. I am writing this one as a series of situations, affairs and craziness that is yet to happen around Golu provided atleast few of you like this episode. So, lets high your pitchers and… cheers…!!

P.S. 2nd episode is out now. Checkout: http://dstartupkid.com/2016/10/29/master-golu-the-one-with-heros-love/

And so is Episode #3: http://dstartupkid.com/2017/08/10/who-is-zafar/

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“Is this a room?”

“What shit!!”

Golu’s room heard the the voice of its near future owner for the very first time. He was very excited to check out his new allotted after a lucky draw. Golu had sky-high expectations about how his room and other amenities should be, because he was told that by the universe that he was going to study at Indian Institute of Science… Science.. Country’s premium iinstitution!!

“Meh… Premium..” one among the four said.

It was the series of disappointments since Golu entered in the iisc from that library gates. First of all, he went late to the admissions final procedure. After a long waiting, he was done with documents verifications and then he got know that there is again similar waiting list for getting yourself photographed and taking your CSA department ID card.

‘Can’t they just do it across a single queue’, Golu thought.’Afterall this is the place where we are going to work on some optimization problems for making systems efficient’.

And then finally this hostel thingy happened. He got the worst hostel and the room without the company of any of his batchmates.

“Kharab rooms de hi rahe ho to kamse kam batchmates ko to saath me rakho”, the annoyed other among those 4 said.

Its been 2 days since Golu was the center of attraction of the colony. He had secured one of the top ranks in premium exam of the country. Everyone was having very high hopes for Golu’s bright future. The kind of 3-starrer hostel rooms he’s going to live in.. The 40L+ salary package.. Every father will run behind Golu as a perfect groom for tbeir daughters… his gali friends were envying him

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List of GATE Toppers’ blogs

 

People often say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing!

 

While I was preparing for Gate, like everyone else, to be efficient I needed to keep my endorphins high. And the quick and easy answer to that is to read the blogs and interviews written by toppers. But, I always found it hard to search for different blogs on google (they might not be better SEOed). So, I thought of compiling it in one post. Aspirants can bookmark this listing if they want. Kindly note that, whatever may be your stream of UG, you can follow some or the other guidance by these people listed here. Inspirational bloods don’t have a caste, age or a branch 😛

(P.S. : You can find mine on http://dstartupkid.com/2016/05/25/gate-my-life-changing-experience/)

Here it goes..

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Evidences of Rape

Torn, staggering and depressed, I reached to the gates of police station. I peeped in. Two hawaldars were in their chairs, resting. I saw one head constable in the corner trying to adjust his position to make a comfort sleep. I went in.

“Where should I file a complaint?”, I asked one of the hawaldar.

“What happened”, he asked without looking up.

“Amm..” I stammered, moved my head a little to check if anybody else is noticing. But, it seemed that nobody cared about what was happening other than his own desk. I gathered all my courage and told him, “I got raped!”

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You are on time

Time is but the stream I go a-fishin in.

    – Henry David Thoreau

Sydney is two hours ahead of Manila, but it does not mean that Manila is slow and Sydney is faster than it. Its just both countries are working based on their own ‘Time Zone’.

Someone is still single, someone got married and ‘waited’ ten years before having a child, there is another someone who had a baby within a year after marriage and the ones without marriage :p

Someone graduated at the age of 22 and yet waited 5 years before securing a job, and there is another who graduated at the age of 27 and secured employment just after national service.

Someone became CEO at the age of 25 and died at the age of 50 while another became CEO at the age of 50 and lived for 90 years.

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Boy and the falling sky

I had written this one few years ago. And lost it in a rush. Searched for many days, but it didn’t show up. Surprisingly, tonight it found in my friend’s old laptop. Thanks a ton Mayur for finding it.

Here it goes :

 

The kid knew goodbyes are not for forever..
His mad heart is still beating ‘you will turn back and say that stupid Hi’..
He is a hippy and he believes in fairy tales..
Oh god, still he doesn’t know who he is.. 

That’s not done..
People will roam around you, talk and cuddle with you..
And suddenly they vanish..like a spark in that old bonfire we saw together..
No, that’s not done..

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Gate – My life changing Experience

Let me get it clear prior starting this. The so called ‘Life-Change’ doesn’t mean that I have passed one of the premier exam and my life has been changed thereafter because it have opened up ample of opportunities and other things. No, its not that! It never was! It is all about the path and not the destination, though it is as important as path is. Okay, well now I can start…

I am Tushar Shinde, an ordinary guy from Aurangabad. Aurangabad is a well known historical place in Maharahstra. I have secured AIR-37 in Gate-2016 exam from the Computer Science stream. As I promised to many, in this post I am going to share my experiences and other stuffs while preparing for it. You see, for any kind of preparation, one needs to be highly motivated. And it should be consistent as well. For me, I used to read blogs of various toppers, quotes, etc in the mean time.  So, don’t be afraid that you will get an overdose by reading so much of inspirational stuff. As one needs a daily bath, one also needs a daily dose of tinch of motivation. And as the saying goes, surround yourself with the people who want you to succeed.

I will broadly classify this post into following categories:

  1. My Background
  2. The Beginning
  3. The learning
  4. A life-changer game
  5. Last Two Months
  6. Judgement Day
  7. Result and Aftermaths

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