Friday, December 30, 2005

Firing in the temple of education: 'IISc'

Sad to see the same things (shootings, bomb explosions, terrorism) happening over and again in India. And this time in my alma mater, Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Prof. M C Puri of IIT Delhi lost his life in the sad incident.

I don't have enough words to explain the loss of a great individual, and turmoil that would have been created in IISc due to this shooting.

Feels like yesterday, when in the same Tata Auditorium- where this incident happened, I had the pleasure of organizing seminars and functions that were attended by dignitaries like A P J Abdul Kalam and Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia.

And very odd, when I realize that few close friends of mine were actually taught by Prof. Vijay Chandru- the creator of Simputer, another brilliant faculty injured in the incident.

This post is in memory of Prof. M C Puri, to quick recovery of people injured, and, to peace around the world.

PS: Tomorrow, I plan to write about 2005 and resolutions of 2006! A demain!

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