Formula One

May 3, 2010

I was reading IndInMan’s blog on ‘Learning’ the other day and I couldn’t help but think that sometimes you just need some wise guy with a philosophical bent of mind to come and tell you the right thing, however much you may not like it.

Bham! In the face. Here is your answer.

And immaturity might come in the way of understanding the true meaning of the words, but sooner or later one understands.

Harsha Bhogale talks about talent and hard-work in this fantastic speech at IIM Ahmedabad where he gives an apt example comparing SRT and Vinod Kambli. Both talented, but today they stand on different pedestals of Indian cricketing history. HB ends the speech with the famous Urdu lines,

Khudi ko kar buland itna, ke har taqdeer sey pehley,
Khuda bande sey poochey, bata teri raza kya hai.

(Raise thyself to such heights, That God Himself may Ask-
What do you wish me to write in your fate ?)

On a lighter note, yesterday I was listening to a recording from Udayan Kanade’s DSP lectures and I was joyfully taken back into that crammed class-room of BMCC. While UK delved into the concepts of convolution and filter kernels, I was enjoying the occasional wise-cracks coming from the class. As the class drew to an end, I recognized a few of the voices discussing the class. These were apna VIT/Vincent’s paltan (P, A of PANGS, WNIB and AT). Sheer nostalgia. Click below for the conversation.



  1. Very thoughtful blog Sid…even if its not in this equation, we know that hard work changes the equation of every situation 🙂
    U should checkout this blog http://www.whilewesmile.blogspot.com, u’ll find some very good insights

    • well said Navneet…. btw read your blog… very good content… keep writing…

  2. There was Tannu’s voice there too, explaining something to AT, something about 10 and 20 and left and right!! nice post! great audio (didn’t understand what we were talkin but Iyer ki maar rahein honge)! wer did u get that from??

    • Neeraj, I found this CD containing a recording of UK’s lectures on DSP… this audio excerpt is from the end of the first class….

  3. nice one Sidd ! though I think the professor’s equation is incomplete…

    • Yeah Vamsi, even I agree… lots of other factors can be considered…

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