A proud daughter of a man of many skills ❤

A few people think that I am over-qualified whereas I still feel under-qualified, and it’s not because of any outsider; actually, my father was a highly-qualified scholar. He had 3 graduation degrees that were in science, arts, and law, each, n 3 post-grad degrees, in physics, english, and political-science, each. He also wanted to do post-grad in law, with me, but destiny had other plans and he succumbed to throat cancer, and thus, I also couldn’t carry on with my studies for the next one year. But then, I started with post-grad in political science as it was the only options left for me at that time and I was quite interested in it as well. After that, I am still studying, although I had a gap of one and half year in studies due to lockdown and changing areas of research.

Coming back to my father. He was studying law when he had 2 kids and was performing his official duties as well as he was doing job at that time. I mean, how could he manage everything so effortlessly. So much of hard-work on his part stayed unrecognized. He was too humble to believe and many people usually under-estimated him because of that, although those who actually knew him had a blind trust on him and his capabilities, and that’s what he actually deserved. Not to forget to mention, his level of knowledge, both static and current. Asked him about anything, he had the right answers most of the times, in the age when there was no internet, google, wikipedia.. Actually, he used to read 2-3 newspapers first thing in the morning, right after refreshing, Aaaaand books in the fields of novels, ayurveda, science n tech, astrology, etc. AND how can I not mention his talents?? He was really (I mean REALLY!!) good in cooking, sewing, carpentry in terms of repairing any furniture, sketching, gardening, playing musical instrument..in which sketching was truly exceptional as he could draw any still life object within 2-3 minutes with fast and light-strokes and all he needed was any paper and any kind of pencil..

Whole of my life I saw him doing things and asked myself where do you stand?? Yeah.. kind of inferiority complex I could have but instead, he proved to be an inspiration for me to always do and learn more and more.

Life is not forever, but the legacy you leave as a learner and doer is indefinite and forever.

Bloody red.

Not made to shirk away from

or give up on the right things,

I’ll lose my mind in anger

only when I’d put it on the wrong swings.

(First published on 12th oct, 2020)

Old results’ analysis..

This is what happens when you don’t have a single book or any study material for a couple of your exams. 😢😭

PS- If you write a very good 15 marks answer about a political party (INC) in India which is not in rule or is not the favourite one of the examiner, you may get very bad marks in that paper. I genuinely felt so in that PPI (Political parties and electoral politics in India) paper because my paper was pretty well-written and the marks given were shocking to me to a good extent.

Problems with quotes.

Those who say that “one’s achievements mean nothing, it’s peace of mind that one should focus on” have no idea that peace of mind is a temporary thing being dependent upon many psychological and visceral reasons whereas tangible achievements stay forever and when taken in a positive light, they give peace of mind as well because one works really really hard for them. But nonetheless, people tend to degrade everything that they are incapable of doing or demean the things that others do and they don’t.

Actually, these days every single person who becomes famous or is a writer is seen as someone having all the wisdom of the world, whose words are spread as quotes everywhere and barely people are question those quotes. One should question them if they don’t make sense and one can explain one’s view-point as well.

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