Skip to main content

Dream on, Move on, Go MAPC.


I have always believed that I should do my part and trust others with their parts and eventually all things will fall into place. As a matter, it’s often not that straightforward and sometimes people require a nudge or two but thankfully, things often do fall into place. That’s what is important; show must go on, objectives must be completed and organisation must prosper. And that is what MAPC has tried to do irrespective of the challenges that presented themselves in front of the Team.

The Media and Publishing Club, IIT Roorkee SRE campus often abbreviated as MAPC of which I happen to be the Manager is certainly on a rise and that’s what keeps me content in spite of a highly unproductive last week. Team has finally effaced their differences, every other In-DePTh (campus newsletter) seems to be better than the previous one, team is never short of ingenious ideas, we are finally dreaming big and reaching out for them. We have figured out an efficient and effective way to come up with In-DePTh, we are planning to organize events and we, finally, have a room. It seems we are progressing for excellence as a Team (not perfection). 

What is the difference between excellence and perfection? Perfectionism and excellence are separated by a thin line, and yet that line declares excellence as a pro and perfection as a con. Perfection is vague; you can’t define how something is perfect and thus you don’t know what you need to do to achieve perfection, you’ll never do anything, you’ll procrastinate. Perfectionism gives an idea of something absolute and stagnant, you can’t go beyond that and thus you can never achieve it because nothing is absolute. Excellence is not vague; you know how you can achieve excellence: You just need to do better than the last time. So, excellence is a dynamic and sustained process with every new version outperforming the previous one. Since, I possess an ardent desire for incessant rise, I endorse strive for excellence.

It seems I can’t help myself from preaching every once in a while. Even though I suggest MAPC is rising, I acknowledge the fact that there are still several small issues that persist and there will be several graver issues of concern in future. Moreover, the fact we are short of funds and authorities in Roorkee are still inconsiderate can never be neglected. In spite of all,  I fervently believe that the entire team(including me) has improved enough with time, effacing all their shortcomings, that they can tackle every hindrance with their untrammelled dedication and enthusiasm. It seems a lot of good things are yet to come for MAPC. So,
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish. 
                                                                      



 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Days of Maggi and Masala

If experiencing the unpleasant can trigger gleeful memories of past, then that spell in past must have been extraordinarily cheerful.  
When I last wrote a blog, I was still in college. Writing a blog was one of the leisure I could pursue given the luxury of time. But more importantly, writing a blog was testimony of my naive belief that an idea should always be expressed and mere expression of a thought can spark a change in itself. Such were those days. Today I am writing to pay reverence to a time when to me world still appeared to be salvable (I am not certain of it being a word, but it suited my purpose the most).   

"I am pissing steam"

It all started with today's fucking cold weather in Bangalore. Yes, to my surprise, it does get chilly here. Though, it is not really worrisome, but it did get me thinking about the steam pissing cold ( as Tanuj would put it) we used to have in the campus. Those were the times when I used to leave a laptop under my blanket with Call …

Dilli Diary

"For all its faults we love this city." - The city of Djinns
The thought of spending a couple weeks in Delhi in mid-April is something most people would dread and yet, I was brimming with excitement and anticipation. To me, it presented an opportunity to break away from the monotonic work culture of Bangalore and to reminisce about the old days with my college wing-mate in the city I  once used to call my second home. Now, while sitting in my return flight to Bangalore,  I am penning down my memoir of this trip to Delhi. 
Heat, Warmth and Hotheads
Summer heat was the first thing I sensed after stepping out of my flight in Delhi. This experience completely wiped out whatever tranquil effect was lingering on from the mesmerising aerial view of the city from my flight- ’ The floating island of lights in the sea of darkness' . I estimated the temperature in Delhi at the moment - validated it using the Accuweather app and registered the fact that Delhi nights were hotter than …

Secular Drama: Flaws of Indian Secularism

“We, being a secular party, believe that religious minorities deserve reservation. – Samajwaadi Party”
If you are unable to notice the apparent irony in the aforementioned statement, it is by no fault of yours for we have been raised, essentially, in a society where notions of secularism are derived from political acuity and intellectual hypocrisy. The term secular has been frequently in a skewed sense by the government in order to justify controversial policies, political parties to procure votes, by intellectuals to exhibit religious tolerance and sensitivity and the revered media to denounce the so-called ‘non-secular parties’. Various political parties and multitudes of wiseguys, for long, have been meddling with the idea of secularism is such a way that it is being misconstrued by the majority of commoners. For decades, policies have been amended, minorities have been appeased and vote banks have been secured in the name of secularism. Finally, I would like to pose the pertinent…