Wednesday, June 16, 2010

India (2003-2010)

2003-2010. 7 Years.

Memories. So many memories. Bittersweet memories. A wake up call for life, a reality check for a person who hardly spent time outside a tiny little nation called Qatar.

Transformations. From a naive NRI brat to a brand new person, educated in both computer science, research and life. From tunnel vision to broad-mindedness.

This blog was all about missing home. Tomorrow, I go home. For good. I used to look forward to this moment like it was the biggest thing in my life, but I don't anymore. Looks like it's time to start a new blog, one about restlessness and boredom, because in spite of all Qatar has to offer in comfort, quality of life and family, it just can't offer things that India offers:

Things like spirit, adventure, and scale. The spirit of India, the adventure that daily life is over here, and the sheer scale of this country, the size, the unknown sights and sounds and smells. So much to explore, so much to do, so much to experience, probably for a hundred lifetimes!

India has left a lasting imprint in my soul, my character, my being. Tomorrow marks the last day for me here. I'll never forget the places I've been, the people I've met, the friends I've made and the experiences I've had.

Never.

7 comments:

AFM said...

dude... ur just going bak to gulf... got scared thinking ur planning on jumping off some bridge :P
dont do that :)

dude, plus its india, u keep coming bak, more often that u want to but still

ATH said...

This post reminds me of "The grass is always greener on the other side".

Seriously dude, u will be returning to india once in a while rite? so chill.. :)

(Hope you are not leaving on indefinite exile) :D

Suhail said...

@Guys,

It's more about being a student in India... that's something that I'm leaving behind :P

Shiben Bhattacharjee said...
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Shiben Bhattacharjee said...

thats a small but quite a nice letter

good bye my friend, hope u had fun here :')

Keep in touch

Anonymous said...

Soft, subtle and gripping.. :) But, disclaimer dint prove right! Better luck next time. Truly put Suhail... Some strong words about what actually a person leaves behind..... But am just wondering... Whats "India(2003-1010)"? 1010??? :) ~ Manj.

Anonymous said...

Its always tough leaving a place where you have spent your student life I guess.. making a transition to another country must be all the more tougher I suppose, Good luck to you man.. had a great time with you.. gonna miss you!

-Chhaya