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Read. Suffer. Try to Enjoy.

And A-Soapboxing We Shall Go...

Things no one tells you when you're growing up. (Actually, maybe it's better no one didn't quite spell it all out... :))

1) Life will never meet you halfway. You would be very naive to expect it to.

2) If something looks too good to be true, or is almost/exactly what you have been craving for, for ages, chances are that there WILL be a catch, which shatters those rose tinted wrap-arounds just a little. And the degree of the catch is directly proportional to how badly you want that thing in the first place.

3) Decisions can get REAL tough as time goes by. So much so, that you wish somebody else would take some calls for you instead.

4) Do not cast disparaging glances at your classmates in school/college just because they don't seem tuned in enough. As it turns out, your college score card has VERY little to do with how far you go in the real world.

5) No one has it all figured out. No one. If it seems like they do, they are doing a fantastic job of covering it all up. And you are doing a fantastic job of buying what they are selling.

6) There will always be people who have it easier than you. Deservingly or undeservingly so. Get used to it.

7) 'Life mein aur thoda settle hone ka hai yaar', is alas, but a pipe dream. An easier way is to change the definition of 'settled' as you pull on...

8) Compromise is not such a dirty word. It actually gets to be a little bit of a good friend as time goes by.

9) Beware of people who tell you that once you achieve 'x', it will all be OK. Remember all your relatives telling you how bad the 10th is, and once you are in the 11th, it will be relaxed? Then it was the 12th boards, once they are done with, the degree would be even more chilled out. And then, once you get a campus placement, you're all set. So on and so ****ing forth, if you get the drift...

10) Hindsight is ALWAYS 20-20. But looking back, it's still a bit fuzzy...
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10:28 PM, July 13, 2008
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some really good gems :-D


8:54 PM, July 15, 2008
Anonymous LukkhaCoder said...

In number 9: Between 12th boards and placements, you forgot 2nd semester. Life was going to be so easy after we cleared all those KT's. And then came that 4th sem Maths paper. And then came vivas, GRE, wordlist. Must breathe to relax!    

12:34 AM, July 16, 2008
Blogger arshat.chaudhary said...

6) There will always be people who have it easier than you. Deservingly or undeservingly so. Get used to it.

Thanks man, loved it..    

9:08 PM, July 21, 2008
Blogger Tanya Bahuguna said...

Hey, this is Tanya, studying at SIBM, first year. We're bringing out a campus newsletter and happened to come across your blog. Your Mithum movie reviews are AMAZING. We were wondering if we could use some of your stuff, crediting it to you of course. Let me know if it's possible. My email id is tanya.bahuguna@gmail.com. Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you.    

10:26 PM, July 23, 2008
Anonymous Phantom said...

Is Tanya for real? Fame and popularity, here they come... Tapan, soon publishers would be queueing up for the copyrights to your work. Way to go, man!!!    

9:07 AM, July 25, 2008
Blogger shamanth said...

true, as well!!    

6:36 PM, July 29, 2008
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems u 've figured out quite a bit and i second all ur views esp abt the catch and compromise.
ur honor u have noted but not implemented
have read all of them ,wanted to read them out to my sis but not untill u erase the word ''movie '' there.
pl look at my request asap.    

9:54 PM, August 13, 2008
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice one tapan.


3:38 AM, August 20, 2008
Blogger Udayan Dasgupta said...

tapan, nice list of 10 ... you really sound as if you have all the fundae of life very clear ... good for you dude now go and practice what you preach !!!

also pliss to add that RSS thingie to your blog so I can get ur updates peacefully on my google reader instead of having to fish around.    

11:10 AM, July 06, 2010
Blogger deepti said...

Hi, i came across your blog this morning, and i actually LOLd at some lines..I enjoyed reading your reviews and then the blog, and this one was quite the tops! Its good and light and funny too.. Great stuff, and All the very best!!    

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