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January 20, 2009

Fifteen years ago, there was this young kid in Chennai. He was a scrawny kid with big thick glasses and he had a few issues. He could not make it to the sports meet because he was always sick and he did not score high marks because he was not good at studies. At that point, Chennai (or should I say Madras) was his Universe!!!

Ten years ago, that kid was a lanky teen. He had braces and the big glasses still hampered his mobility. He could not make it to the school cricket team because he was not a sportsman, he could not make it into the athletic circle coz again he was not good enough and he could not get the girls to like him coz he was a geek. He also found himself in a totally alien culture of malluland (Cochin) where he could not even make out the simple words that his classmates spoke!!! He very simply at that point hated everything Mallu and loved his Tamil identity.

Seven years ago, this tall, introvert, sun burnt teen with brown hair found himself in a college in Trivandrum where politics was the life and blood of the students. He had absolutely no idea on what to do when he was ragged for the whole night the very first time and he hated everything.

Three years ago, that young confident adult walked out of college with a job in faraway Mumbai. He looked back on those 4 years of college as the very best in his life but that was a chapter that was over and then began his quest for a place in this universe. At that point of time, he took pride in his hybrid Tamil and Mallu identity and loved everything about it!!

He tried his hand at coding, did not like it. He tried learning C, but he could not see beyond the first 100 lines of the code. He tried Java but the only part of it that he liked was the coffee part of it. He tried his hand at database management but he ended up corrupting the whole DB. He tried software testing but the auditors started finding bugs in his automation code. English was a language that he knew enough of. Hence this ordinary guy took up blogging.
At that point, he very simply loved his Indian Identity and wanted to talk about it!!!

I am honored to receive these awards from my favorite bloggers: IHM, Smitha and Indyeah.

(I will do the passing on part of it pretty soon)
Thanks once again!!!
I have an 8 AM meeting tomorrow thanks to the neo nazi PM that I have………. Hence the delay in the passing on part of it…….
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18 Comments leave one →
  1. Vinod_Sharma permalink
    January 20, 2009 9:19 am

    Congrats Ajit. Wish you many more…at least these awards are honest!

  2. Indyeah permalink
    January 20, 2009 9:23 am

    The ‘Indian Identity’ sure shines through first and foremost!:)

    Congratulations!Wish you many more of these…

  3. Smitha permalink
    January 20, 2009 10:12 am

    Oh Ajit, As Indyeah says, ‘Your Indian Identity shines through’!!

    You deserve all your awards and more! I loved that bit about coding πŸ™‚ And I wanted to let you know that you are one of my favorite blogger! Nothing delights me more than see a new post in ‘India: Thoughts from an ordinary guy’ – As I said earlier – nothing ordinary about this guy :)Way to go!

  4. Chirag permalink
    January 20, 2009 10:51 am

    Congrats Dude, Keep Rocking !!!

  5. Renu permalink
    January 20, 2009 12:02 pm

    Congratulations! Wow:) you have got your shelf full of awards:)

  6. Reflections permalink
    January 20, 2009 3:22 pm

    Thts a lot of awards:-o. Ur blogger friends must like u a lot:-D.

    Congratulations!!!!!!

  7. Ajit permalink
    January 20, 2009 3:53 pm

    Thanks Vinod Sir….
    “Honesty is what I try to bring out”….

    Thanks Indyeah… I hope it shines in the future as well…

    Hey Smitha,
    Thanks for the kind words…
    I really appreciate them…seriously….

    Thanks Chirag…

    yeah renu, I have a shelf full of awards now…

    Hey reflections…nice to see you here…
    I hope they like me πŸ˜›

  8. Indian Home Maker permalink
    January 20, 2009 4:38 pm

    Congratulations πŸ™‚
    Not at all surprised to find so many awards coming your way!!!!

    Love this blog and it’s Indian Identity πŸ™‚

  9. Ajit permalink
    January 20, 2009 4:47 pm

    Thanks IHM…. it is all because of bloggers like you…. πŸ˜›

  10. hitch writer permalink
    January 21, 2009 12:12 pm

    Wear the Indian Identity on your sleeve forever !!!!

  11. Anurag permalink
    January 21, 2009 2:45 pm

    Wow!! Thats what any blogger should aim at.. You set the standards dude.. congrats.

  12. Ajit permalink
    January 21, 2009 4:22 pm

    Thanks Hitchwriter and Anurag

  13. Solilo.. permalink
    January 21, 2009 4:30 pm

    Ajit, This reminded me of an old advt. for Bajaj Tubes.

    Jab main chota ladka tha badi sharaarat karta tha…..something something. πŸ™‚

    Wear that ‘Indian identity’ on your sleeve. Congratulations!

    So a CET-ian?

  14. Ajit permalink
    January 21, 2009 6:18 pm

    hey Solilo….

    How did you guess that!!!!!
    I am a CETian!!!!!!!!!! utopia on earth!!!!!!
    2005 batch
    are you from there as well????

  15. Quirky Indian permalink
    January 22, 2009 5:35 am

    Congratulations! Well-deserved.

    Quirky Indian

  16. Ajit permalink
    January 22, 2009 5:44 am

    Thanks dude…..

  17. vimmuuu permalink
    January 22, 2009 11:35 pm

    WOW…that was one hell of an introduction man !

    Congrats on all the awards. and Im blogrolling you right away !

  18. Ajit permalink
    January 23, 2009 2:15 am

    Thanks vimu πŸ™‚

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