Wednesday, December 22, 2004


A six-hour shift cleaning tables, dishing out hamburgers and hauling out the garbage at $ 8 an hour, all night in an empty lab in a cold building wondering why a spread spectrum receiver wouldn't work the way you wanted to, four hour conference calls from a broken telephone, 1 am dinners, the first vacation in a snowy NYC, Greek Mathematicians, Russian TAs, A summer on the baywatch beach, Mrs.Catherine Zeta Jones Douglas - a wonderful person and a colleague, Job offer, Bus No.7, Mussaman Tofu, IMDB and Blockbuster Videos, shopping binge, India ahoy, Home sweet home, Meenambakkam blues, the vetti gumbal, Madras Pavilion, lazing in Houston, one Fall semester and graduation ....two and some fraction years later an optimistic self-confessed idealistic lazy procrastinator returns to Swades with a dream that as big as the hope in his heart.

He claims to know more about himself than when he set out, and oh yeah.. he also has a Masters degree. He knows he is Ignorant and Naive and in the hours of uncertainity he slips a Thank You note to Robert Frost for...

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

( Courtesy " The Road Not Taken")


At December 23, 2004 at 11:21 AM, Blogger rajesh said...

Swades padam paakaathe paakaathe nu adchundaen daa..Nee kaekala!
Anyways..goodluck!Kalaki podu!
Shanmugha maanathe kaapaathu!

At December 23, 2004 at 12:15 PM, Blogger Sandhya said...

hey...Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference....Is this road, the one from India to US or the one from US to India???

At December 24, 2004 at 7:42 AM, Blogger Me said...

The best blog from you so far.

At December 25, 2004 at 1:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

guru ....
my best wishes from the deepest of hearts....
I see ur new carrer options and ideas. Keep ur hope alive..

Really sad and Iam deftly gonna miss u...

remember one thing.. Naalu perukku nalladhu nadandha eduvum thappille... :)


At December 25, 2004 at 8:54 PM, Blogger Guru Subbaraman said...

Thank you all.

At January 1, 2005 at 10:16 AM, Blogger lazy geek said...

Welcome Guru !! All the very best for the dreams and the hope.

At January 3, 2005 at 7:48 PM, Blogger Ishwar said...

Welcome back da.....
Glad to know that you are one of the "doers", and not the "talkers"


At January 4, 2005 at 11:12 AM, Blogger Nilu said...


At January 31, 2005 at 5:52 AM, Blogger Arvind said...

Hey Guru...came across your blog following different links. Enna da...are you returning to India?

Anyways, Good luck
Arvind Narayanan.

At May 26, 2005 at 3:16 PM, Blogger junkmailonly said...

compelled to leave my mark here, however late. good to read you techie.

At July 27, 2005 at 10:20 AM, Anonymous anindita said...

the road not of my favorite it for the first time when i was in class 10.loved it the moment i read it

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which we had in std 9, i think.

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