Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Letter to Every Indian by APJ

I don't know whether really Dr Abdul Kalam said this or no.
However, the thoughts in this email are really provoking.
So thought of putting it on blog.
Jai Hind!

Royal Sujit

A Letter to Every Indian - APJ

APJ Abdul Kalam at Speech
Why is the media here so negative?
Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements?
We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.
I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news.

APJ Abdul Kalam at Speech1In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.. Why are we so NEGATIVE? Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign T.Vs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology.
Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is. She replied: I want to live in a developed India . For her, you and I will have to build this developed India . You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation.
Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance.
Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice is yours..
YOU say that our government is inefficient.
YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.
YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are a joke. The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.
YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.

YOU say, say and say. What do YOU do about it?
Take a person on his way to Singapore . Give him a name - 'YOURS'. Give him a face - 'YOURS'. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best. In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground links as they are.. You pay $5 (approx. Rs. 60) to drive through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your status identity… In Singapore you don't say anything, DO YOU? YOU wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai .. YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah.
YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London at 10 pounds (Rs.650) a month to, 'see to it that my STD and ISD calls are billed to someone else.'YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop, 'Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so's son. Take your two bucks and get lost.' YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand ..
Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo ? Why don't YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston ??? We are still talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own. You who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you be the same here in India ?

APJ Abdul Kalam at Speech2In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan ..
Will the Indian citizen do that here?' He's right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility.
We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick a up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin. We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms.
We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity.
This applies even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service to the public.

APJ Abdul Kalam Wings of fireWhen it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child! and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our excuse? 'It's the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry.' So who's going to change the system?
What does a system consist of? Very conveniently for us it consists of our neighbours, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU. When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr.Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country and run away.
Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England . When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.

Dear Indians, The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of introspection and pricks one's conscience too…. I am echoing J. F. Kennedy's words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians…..
Lets do what India needs from us.
APJ Abdul Kalam E-MailingForward this mail to each Indian for a change instead of sending Jokes or junk mails.
Thank you,
Dr.. Abdul Kalam

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Vande Mataram!!!

Hello all, 

It has been one year since 26th Novemeber 2008, when India faced a terrorist attack. The brave soldiers fought to rescue innocent people at the cost of their lives. It reminisces me the famous poem sung by Legendary Lata Mangeshkar

ऐ मेरे वतन् के लोगों

तुम् खूब् लगा लो नारा
ये शुभ् दिन् है हम् सब् का
लहरा लो तिरंगा प्यारा
पर् मत् भूलो सीमा पर्
वीरों ने है प्राण् गँवा
कुछ् याद् उन्हें भी कर् लो -२
जो लौट् के घर् न आये -२

ऐ मेरे वतन् के लोगों
ज़रा आँख् में भर् लो पानी
जो शहीद् हु हैं उनकी
ज़रा याद् करो क़ुरबानी

for whole poem: 
youtube of it: 

The following thing is from an email received today:
(Instead of Forwarding, I preferred to put it here)


Let us all come together and stand for a 2 minute silence 
on 26.11.09 at 9.00PM wherever you are.

Vande Mataram
Royal Sujit

India is Rising, be proud to be an Indian

Hello world,

I am proud to share the following two news with you all. President of India, Pratibha Patil has created history. She is the first woman president to fly in fighter plane.


Though it is not mentioned in the news on times of India, its not just that she flew in fighter plane, she also took control of it for a while.

Other important story: The USA is recognising the power of India. President Obama, using hindi words in white house, 'Swagat' , 'Namaste'.


The white house celebrated Diwali and Guru Nanak Jaynati this year.

Jai Hind!!!

Royal Sujit

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Royal Sujit Launches New Blog

Hello all,

Its era of computers, people are becoming more and more internet savy....academia is not exceptional...These days many eminent professors are maintaining their blogs. e.g. Field Medallist Terrance Tao, Paul Goldberg, Noam Nisan...the list is endless...

Royal Sujit is not doing anything...he launched his I am what I am blog long time ago...expecting to be active..but still not much activity....Royal Sujit has now decided to come out of lethargic state and be active....
so he is now set to launch new blogs. Let him maintain his blogs which are technical and talks about research.....What will he write there?

the papers he is reading?the conf deadlines?any technical articles?...all the above....

But who will be reading all these stuff where dada lok (big shots) are already doing all such things...Then y one wud come and visit royal sujit's blog?obviously not...

but..do royal sujit should care about this?NOT at all....y should he blog then?He should write for himself...He is king in his own small realm...so he is not worried about people reading his blog or no...he will be writing for himself...and by any chance, if somebody lands on his blog, and finds useful, its bonus right?

So finally Royal Sujit is launching the new blog...About the areas in which he is currently doing research...That is econ-cs...sounds interesting na?If you find my blog useful do definitely help me in posts over there....


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Summer of 09

Hi all...

this Sunday i was roaming in the woods of iisc...

sky was blue..sun was silently pouring heat on the trees..
which they were drinking and giving shadows to the earth...
In spite of hot summer out side campus...
in this garden...it was cool at mid-day...there was no wind...
everything was silent..except few birds chirping here and there....

it was great pleasure to feel silence of the nature...
there was no human created noise...
as i was spending more time in the golden jubilee garden of iisc,
i was feeling that vibrations of thoughts in mind are diminishing and
just mind is subsuming to the nature in the after noon of the summer...

i took some snaps...i don't know whether u can also feel the same silencing of mind through photos or no.. just sharing picasa photo link here for you to enjoy the snaps...


Royal Sujit

Monday, February 23, 2009


Hello all

Some time has elapsed while I chatted with you here. But why I am blogging? Just like that... I guess I can share my experiences/views with you. And also you have full freedom to skip reading... not get bored if u don't want to be...

Slumdog Millionaire slammed at 81st academy awards ceremony with 8 Oscars. Congratulations to all winners...
Wait a minute..if you start to think I am going to say about the movie or Oscars or related with this event..then you are wrong....I am not interested in talking about this...

Truly speaking, today I don't have any specific to talk about.
Thinking same way, I had been away from blogging for a while. 
Then I thought why not to post some of the quotes which I liked...

Now these are the quoted I saved at various times...
There is no particular reason why I saved a particular quote...
There are plethora of good quotes than what I had saved..
So whats particular about these quotes...nothing special...
At that moment i liked it and i saved...

One thing I will surely say, some quotes, just read again some other time.. and you will realise that you have understood it better...

So these are the quotes which I would like to share with you:

"The difference you make in someone else's life, will always be smaller than the difference it will make in your own"

"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well."  Aristotle

"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love." Albert Einstein

"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." Danny Kaye

"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."

"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever." --Chinese Proverb.

"Do not condemn the judgement of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong."

"You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough."

"Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."

"One can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." --Henry Ford 

"The whole is more than the sum of its parts. " Aristotle

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. " Mark Twain

"You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters."  Plato.

The ultimate: 
"I am not a star. There is no halo over my head. Fate doesn't like the colour of my eyes. Struggle and strife are old friends of mine. Who am I ? I am survival. I am guts. I am pride. I like odds. Especially when they're stacked against me. Because there will come a time,when I will stare them in the eye. And smile the smile of the one who's pulled it off. I am the guy who will have deep lines on his face someday. And it'll make me look good when I laugh. Because that is the day I will fear no fear. And taste sweat that is sweet. And look back for the very first time and say, I did it my way. The long hard way."