Tuesday, October 24, 2006

When was the last time I did something for the first time

Somebody in Denmark (most probably in Arhus) asked me these “When was the last time you did something for the first time” and I didn’t answer. I took it casually, but it came in my mind several times. We often forgot to do something new and innovative out of our monotonous life. Always I am bogged doing same repetitive things. But being a programmer, I always have to think new logic and adopt myself with new technology, so, it’s not always stereotype life in consulting. Still, it’s my job and I am doing the same basic thing. So I could not say that person something I am doing for first time.

I asked me several times, why do I have to do something new that I have never done? Yes, I can very well continue my life in this way. Gradually I have understood my life is getting stagnant slowly and I am loosing my edge and passion for living. I consider myself as a systematic robot, doing job for big IT companies and coming back, watching TV and making gossips with my family and friends. Its not always a fun, rather trying new thing can give someone better feeling from this life.

So I tried to do something, but still I can find out very few new things I have done recently. Here is the list.

Driving: I have started driving on 25th April 2006 on road. I was going to my friend's house to Saltlake from Garia through EM bypass and that was my first drive in Kolkata.

Next Friday night, 28 April I have driven from Kolkata to Kharagpur (my home town). It was a drive of 130 km and in night it was risky. But I did it successfully. I was impressed, amazed and over-whelmed by my driving and truly speaking I felt glad and proud after completing my drive. It was in my dream to go to my home from my flat by car and driving in Mumbai Road Highway was just an unbelievable reality to me, especially on the very first week I started driving.
After that it was very normal to drive in the congested streets of Kolkata or narrow roads of Kharagpur and I enjoyed it and still enjoying in Athens. I am driving GETZ listening Rabindra Sangeet and it’s a good feeling for me.

SAP Certification: I don’t know whether it truly belongs to this category but still I find it a very new thing I have done this year. It’s a residential Business course. Being a technical person it’s new to me and added value in my life.

Writing Blog: Its not the recent thing I have done, I have started doing it one year back and I am still enjoying it. Initially I used it to share my photos and travels to my friends, gradually I was planning to make it my home page and now using it for free writing also. Its one of my recent hobbies and I will keep on doing it as long as I enjoy it.

Digital Photography editing: Playing with PICASA software and editing digital photograph has one of my recent hobbies. It’s amazing. I have started making collage and posters through Ms Paint. These softwares give us an option to use a normal camera and enhance the feature as we want with huge amount of flexibility.

Friday, October 20, 2006

10 things I want to do before I die

Well, truely speaking I got this idea from one of my friends blog. So, I thought to list down my top 10 desire as of now, before I go through his blog.

Here goes the list.

1. A tour of Moon – this is my desire from very childhood, when I came to know about lunar landing mission of the Apollo program. The desire has grown stronger after I heard that US agencies are planning to build habitation in moon. I want to see the darkness of universe and vastness of space and also the beauty of Earth from space; I want to experience the zero gravity feeling and to be a part of a creation, where no living being can live as of now.

2. To write at least one Bengali Book and one English Book – This is for my identity and realizations. I want to express all my thoughts through these books. I am confident that I will achieve this target.

3. To have Doctorate in Humanities / Social Science / Physics– especially in one of the following topics. Psychology, Human Brain, Search for GOD and absolute reality and creation mystery, Terrorism, Global Culture: This is just a dream, nothing planned yet. I am not sure whether I can plan anything in future.

4. To visit Antarctica, Ladakh, Amazon forest, Pyramids of Egypt and Polar trip in Norway. I have already been to Norway, but I want to go further to see all possible extreme diversities of nature. My dream is to fly through different country in a helicopter. Hope I will able to see some of them.

5. To See World Cup Football Match seating in the Stadium. To me this is the biggest event in today’s world, where almost every country participates. I like paying football and Cricket, and being an International player was my fantasy.

6. To have a dinner with Sourav Ganguly, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Aishwarya Rai is one of my desire. In fact my fantasy is to be a celebraty, but of can not, what is the problem to be with the celebrities at least in a charming evening.

7. To be in the Himalayas at least for a month alone without any money and luggage. I want to be in different banks of the river of Ganges and different temples in Himalayas with one camera and a notebook and nothing else. I want to be there as long as I enjoy the beauty of life and nature to test a different life without any constraints, boundaries, and just to keep on harvesting of knowledge from Nature.

8. In contrary I want to see absolute bliss in every member of my family.
9. To be a good photographer, and to organize one exhibition of my pictures and paintings. I left painting few years back, but I can still do it as it is in my blood.

10. Finally, a peaceful and painless death to be a perpetual part of nature and creation.

That’s it. Gosh what a long list of emotional unrealistic fantasies!! Dear Dear, I have to be very specific in order to make then in reality, and that’s always a problem for me. I always think more, go beyond boundaries and always fall short of my targets. But that’s what my nature is, I can’t stop dreaming. My desires changes time to time, but as of now this is the list of my top wishes.