Hello everybody, blogging after quite a sometime. 3rd Sessionals, Practicals and Viva had grappled everybody’s heed for the past few days and a DDU’ian like me was no exception. Hope my friends in engineering had a decent time at the awful submissions. Well back to blogging now. I am here with a simple subject this time which had been in my spotlight spectrum since quite a sometime, but it actually captured my attention in entirety during the 3rd Sessional Exams after a series of efficacious reminiscences. There are numerous things in our day to day routine that we do damn reluctantly (studying being one of them), some within our mettle where as some out of our hood, still we keep going. Humans are termed selfish by the philosophers and thinkers, but are we so? Well, in a sense- NO! We are selflessly selfish. What is that which makes us do a lot of things out of our capacity, out of our will? What is that which keeps us going even when the going gets tough? It’s the unbeatable phrase “In the Name of” which serves as an indefatigable incentive to keep us going invigoratingly. The blog is all about everything we do in somebody’s name.
Well to begin with, am I writing something new? Not actually. Let’s recollect a very common Indian practice. Often it is seen that when a kid is not having food, the mother asks him to have one-one bite in each family member’s name. Like one for his father, one for mother, one for grandpa the other for grandma and so on. In this way the kid gradually finishes up the whole plate “In the Name” of his family. The same idea holds true even for an adult. Today when we’re some 19-20 years old we cannot resist the spell of this concept. Let’s talk about us – Engineering students. There is so much we endure in our college. Professor’s blackmail, tiring submissions, toil for every single mark- so much for JUST ourselves?? Certainly not. I don’t think we endure all this for our own sake. Do we actually need a degree for ourselves? Is a degree so mandatory for a good future? Had it been so, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs would just have been yet other unconversant names today. I don’t think we consummate the degree for ourselves. Most of us slog today so that we see the immense PRIDE in our parents’ eyes on our convocation day. It is the inward crave to see the pride in the parents’ eyes, it’s this great incentive that keeps us going against all the vicissitude that is paved in the path the leads to the Engineering Degree. The reverie that projects to us our parents clapping with pride when we will be bestowed our “Bachelors” by our almamator, drives off all the pessimism which the pressure of studies and academic incompetence induces in us. We do it all in the Name of our Parents, in the name of their happiness. The entire endeavour we shoulder during the uphill battle with lofty and uninteresting concepts of conventional engineering indeed sweetens, for we do in our parents’ name. For the thing which makes some students commit suicide, the same thing acts as the best incentive of the world provided you take it “In the Name” of your parents.
Let’s move a step ahead. After college comes a job. We’ll have seen our parents working relentlessly for hours together at the workplace and then returning drenched with fatigue at home. Do you a man loves his workplace more than his kids and his wife? Do you think a man loves his deadlines more than attending his kid’s annual function? Do you think a man loves being in a meeting in preference to a date with his better half?? Your inner self must have given a negative to all these interrogatives. No person in the world earns for himself. At least most of the Indian Men don’t. Indian men are certainly not Mark Zuckerberg who love their passion more and family less. Indian men are certainly not Mark Zuckerbergs who call their love a “BITCH”. We Indians are “Family Hungry” and not “Career Hungry” breed. Indian men are those species who do everything “In the Name” of the people they love. We, tomorrow after being groomed as engineers will slog in the office, dancing on the rhythms of deadlines just and just for a better tomorrow of our family. We have a good today due to the hard-work of our parents, but we the Indians strive for a better tomorrow for our parents. We take all the painstaking tasks, the hectic routines, the insomnia invoking codes, the monotonous projects, all in the name of the people we love. It’s sheer love for the loved ones, its sheer passion to see them living a more luxurious tomorrow, a comfortable tomorrow, a better tomorrow that makes us immune to dead end working hours of work. It’s all in the name of people we love.
And like it’s not just up to saying. I have been fortunate enough to witness the “In the Name of” feeling in real-time. There have been times when my friends have rushed to my help regardless of their busy routine, regardless of their other commitments and immaterial of just anything and they end up saying “Gaande, Tere Liye kuch bhi”. It’s all together a different feeling when you are made felt that something is done “In your name”. Be it submissions, exams or anything the next day we a group of friends have managed to get ONE most of the times when it’s a friend’s birthday, or if a friend is in utter distress or just anything of moral importance. All in the name of that friend. It is because we love doing it in the name of that someone…
At the end of it, I have a memoir to share pertaining to this. How doing something “In the Name” of somebody has helped me to extend myself to that extra mile is now what I will share. We had our C Programming practicals/viva on Friday. Was talking to Priyanshi the previous night and I happened to mention that I was a little conscious about the practicals the next day as it was C Programming, allegedly my FORTAY, and therefore I wanted to perform optimum in all circumstances. Just the next statement she made then, I guess made all the difference. She just said, “RAP, do it in my name”. Then that night I coded like till 5.am on Friday early morning. Sleep didn’t lure me that night. The goddess of slumber was kept in abeyance by RAP’s dedication to PAISM. I didn’t leave any stone unturned for I had to score in C in her name. I coded all horrible programs which barely had any chances for their appearance in examiner’s questionnaire the next day. But still, it was all in her name. I had just slept for some 3 hours that night. Next day I woke up with just one aim “I had to code in her name”. In the practicals, I was then given not 1 but 3 programs, all pertaining to pointers (the most unwelcomed part of C Programming). I coded them. I did have some hitches in my way, but they didn’t last long, for I was empowered by the “In the Name of” virtue. And yes I coded my exercise flawlessly. The viva questions too couldn’t deter me for I was backed by the “In the name of” virtue. And overall Practical -Viva was a success. For it was in the name of our PAISM.
This was all I had to share about “In the Name of”. Hope you’ve liked it. “In the Name of” works unbelievably in all situations. If you’re ever confronted by a situation too herculean or situations of utter dislike, then just try out one thing. Just think that you’re doing that in somebody’s name. Trust me, the situation will no more remain an ordeal, but will become a cakewalk instead. As I said above we humans aren’t selfish, we are selflessly selfish. For we don’t live for ourselves, we live for OUR people. For we’re here today so that we can be with them and we can be for them tomorrow. For we endure just and just IN THEIR NAME….
Love & Regards,