Before I start let me tell you right now I am….
Listening to: Dil Chahta Hai (Title Track)
Wondering: How somebody can pen an eternal dilemma so beautifully -
कैसा अजब ये सफ़र है..सोचो तो हर एक ही बेखबर है..
उसको जाना किधर है..जो वक़्त आए जाने क्या दिखाए…
Admiring : Javed Sahab
Thinking of: Random things in retrospect.
I still remember exact four years ago I was standing on NH 6 (in Orissa), waiting for a bus like everyday (I used to be an Accountant cum Hindi Tutor back then) and if I remember correctly 14th August 2004 was a Saturday. It feels bad, when you need a break and a national holiday like Independence Day cheats you by coming on Sunday. But on that very day, it was the last thing on my mind. I was worried about my future because everybody else seemed to be more worried about it than I was.
College days were over, I was a Graduate now! And this was the time when I realized how much this sadistic society loves nagging a fresh graduate. I was surrounded by people with their unsolicited suggestions and advice on what I should do next and like their moronic concern wasn’t enough I was also hounded by more than a dozen
AMWAY Network Marketing guys everyday.
I was unable to understand why almost everybody was ‘so very concerned’ about my future! One thing I was dead sure about was, I am definitely not going to spend rest of my life correcting इ की मात्रा or tallying Balance Sheets.
The Bus was on time for a change (I have observed this strange thing about buses, they always arrive on time when you are not in one of your good moods). On my way back I kept thinking about the publishers I'd already sent submissions to, calculating the time they will take to say a final Yes or NO. Will they get back if its a NO, was the yaksha prashna!
On reaching home I found this white envelope waiting for me…
It was ‘THE’ Offer Letter from Gotham Comics.
My Precioussssssss…. The Gollum in me screamed!!!
Trust me no bestseller can match the excitement one gets while reading The First Offer Letter.
I had little more than a month in hand, so finished all my pending work, packed bags and read as many comics as I could and the day came when I started my journey with dreamy eyes. Never ever thought or imagined that this journey is going to be an unending journey of unlimited dreams. Every journey has its ups and downs and this one isn’t an exception.
I worked in Comic Books till Radio lured me. Got into Radio to find my calling in TV. Worked with TV Channels to realize some stories can only be told in animation...आगे जो वक़्त आए जाने क्या दिखाए!
६२वे स्वतंत्रता दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं ।
P.S. My cell isn't working for past two days..those who know me offline and trying to reach me, please bear with me. I am trying to get a local number ASAP.