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June 10, 2008

I wrote this just after joining Keystone in 2004

"As and when life begins anew, it brings in a fresh whiff, a scent wondrous and it is now that you feel that life is young, it is hopeful and it is divine.

For me, it has been an uphill ride with its strains and hiccups, but when you reach the top, it feels so nice, so fair that the feeling is unparalled. Leaving IIFM that early morning, tomorrow beckoned and made me feel that hope is alive. Having joined Keystone, it was an experience just breathing in the air. The long cherished dream of having cool air to be surrounded with, looking out of the window and seeing god's magnificent creations have provided an immense sense of joy.

The road less taken was a matter of choice, a matter of choosing my destiny and I am proud of my choice. I am still going towards and through that road..... and came through".

I wrote this a long time back when I just joined Keystone and now as I am about to leave, I feel that all the dreams that I had have more than fulfilled, in various ways. In the face of it, what I did then was as unfathomable then as it is now when I am going backwards to move ahead. But that in essence is the ways of what we do and why we choose to do it. All the adventures that I did not even think up in my rather fertile mind came true during my four years here. Infact, I was cleaning my desk and saw this writeup in one of the carefully preserved diaries and copied it verbatim. As then, even now, I am doing what I want to do rather than what I should be doing in the purest career terms. But as I grow up and see the changes the world is coming too, I am becoming increasingly uncertain of the ways of the world. Better than do something I wouldn't be doing if I have a choice, it is better to do something that I would love to do even if it is unsound. For, it is relative and at the end of it - when we are counting the eggs - most will realise that these were not eggs after all, but our conscience that we playing with.

Yes, Keystone gave me much and I write more about it soon, but above all it gave me the wide landscapic vision of the hills and the forests. I see big now.