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es ea r c hi nI I TM ha sa l wa y sbeen, f r om t het i mes c hol a r sent ert ot het i met heygr a dua t e , t oput i tmi l dl y ,monot onous . Theunv a r ni s hedf a c toft heer ai st ha t s c hol a r snev er ( ma j or i t ydon’ t )enj oy a ndnev ert a k epr i dei nt heenor mi t yoft hi ngst heydo. I st ha tbec a us et heyf ea r wha tev er y onec a l l s CHANGE. We , i ndeed, s t r i v edr ea l ha r dt ogeti nt ot hepr es t i gi ousI ndi a nI ns t i t ut eof T ec hnol ogy , a nex per i enc ei ni t s el f . Wea r epr es ent l yl i v i ngi nawor l dt ha tha sgonet hr oughahel lofal otofupsa nd downs ,s eena l lt heemot i ons , enj oy eda l lt hei nv ent i onsa nddi s c ov er i es , whi c hdi dn’ tha ppenov er y ea r s , butoc c ur r edov ermoment st ha tc ons t i t ut edt hos ey ea r s . I ns hor t , wha tr ea l l yma t t er edt he et hos emoment st ha tbr oughtt hec ha nge. mos twer Theonl yc onnec tbet weenpa s t , pr es enta ndf ut ur ei st hedi s s i mi l a r i t y , t hev a r i a t i on, whi c hma ybe moment ousort r i v i a l . Thepa s ti spa s t . Soc omi ngt ot hepr es ent , I k eepwonder i ngwha twer ea l l yf ea r f or . Per ha pswha twef ea ri si fs omeonemov est hegr oundbenea t hourf eetwhi l ewej umpi nj oyor t hef ea roft hi ngsr ema i ni ngt hes a me. Al t houghweknow i t ’ sdownr i ghtbl a t a nt , c ha ngei si nev i t a bl e , ar ea l i t yi nt hebr ok enwor l d. I t ’ sgr ea t l yi mpor t a ntt oc el ebr a t et hec ha nge. Ev er y one ’ sonaj our neyt owa r da nobj ec t i v e , butr es ea r c hi saboundl es sdes t i na t i onwher er i desa r equi t ebumpy , c heer y a tt i mes , butdel us i v ema nyat i me. Rega r dl es soft hef a c t , i ti si mper a t i v et oc el ebr a t e. Agr eed, butc el ebr a t ewha t ? Ofc our s et heev ol ut i on, t hegr owt h,t hemoment a r ya c c ompl i s hment s . So,i ti sv i t a lt o wa v et oourpr ogr es s , t heex per i enc ei nv ol v edt ha twi l l ,s ur er e ,gi v eust her ea s s ur i ngmot i v a t i on, k eepusboot son, a ndont het r a c kt ha tl ea dst ot heobj ec t i v e. Per ha ps , wha tt hei ns t i t ut ewi t nes s edt hepa s tmont hwa sj us tt ha ta ndwhi c hki ndofga v emeas i ghofr el i ef , awel c omei ni t i a t i v e byourRes ea r c hAf f a i r sSec r et a r y , Mr s . I s hi t haKuma r , s omet hi ngt ha t ’ sr s tof i t ski nd, l a i dt oc el ebr a t e t her es ea r c hont hegoi nt hei ns t i t ut e , t heRes ea r c hSc hol a r s ’ Da y . Bef or egi v i ngt hel owdownont he ev ent s , l et ’ sa l l hea ri tf orourRAS. . . br a v ol a s s ! Ont heev eofRes ea r c hSc hol a r s ’ Da y , a nhour l ongDr upa l wor k s hopwa sc onduc t edbyKa r t hi k , t he br a i nbehi ndt heRes ea r c hWebs i t eof I I TM, t ohel pt hes c hol a r sgetaha ngof bl ogsa nds i t edev el opmenta ndt hemul t i pl ev a r i et yofc us t omi s a t i ont ha tgoesa l ongwi t hi t . T opeopl ewhoa r enota wa r e ofwha tDr upa l i s , i ti sa nopens our c epl a t f or m power i ngmi l l i onsofwebs i t esa ndbl ogs . I tc ont a i nsa bevyofopt i onsf ort heus er st obui l das i t eoft hei ri ma gi na t i on. I t ’ sbei ngus eda ndes pous edby v a r i edenv i r onsofpeopl ea r oundt hewor l d. Theev ents a wa nunex pec t edgur eofs c hol a r st ur ni ng upf ora ndea ger l ya wa i t i ngt ogetaha nds onex per i enc eofs omet hi ngt ha tt hewor l df unc t i ons wi t h. T os a yt heev entwents pot l es swoul dbemor et ha nj us ta nex a gger a t i on, a si ts a wabr i ef per i od 08


09 of qua nda r ywi t ht hewi goi ngka put , a sar es ul tof whi c honeort woa tt hema x i nar owha dt oc ont r i but ef ort heent i r er ow, wi t hot her sgui di ngt hem, a soppos edt ot hes t a r t .Di s pens i ngt heunex pec t edj a m, r es toft heev entwent t hr oughunhi nder eda nds c hol a r sgotedi edont hec ut t i ngedgepl a t f or m Pos tt ha tt her ewa shel das es s i onon‘ I nt er na t i ona l Oppor t uni t i esf orRes ea r c h Sc hol a r s ’ , a ddr es s edbyPr of . Na ga r a j a n. Pl a y i ngf ul lj us t i c et ot het hemeoft he ev ent , t ha tpr es ent a t i onc ont a i nedgener i ct empl a t eswi t hr ega r dt ot heMOU’ s wi t hi nt er na t i ona l i ns t i t ut i ons , bot h, i ns t i t ut el ev el a swel l a sdepa r t mentl ev el , i nt er ns hi psa v a i l a bl e ,v a r i ousa l t er na t i v esi nt er msofex c ha ngepr ogr a mmes a v a i l a bl ef ort hes c hol a r s , Sena t ea ppr ov a l sa nds omea ppr oa c ha bl egui del i nes ont hes a me. er a l l c hoi c eswer ej a mmeddownt ot wol ev el s ; t her s tl ev el ha dac ur s oTheov r yv i ew a boutt hef a c ul t yc ol l a bor a t i ons ,t hej oi ntwor k s hopa ndt ea c hi ngf or t hes a me; a nda boutt hes emes t er ex c ha ngea v a i l a bl ef ort hes c hol a r s , t hepor t i onsof ex pens esbor nebyhomea ndhos ti ns t i t ut i onsa ndt hel i k es . Thes ec ond l ev el di s pl a y edy eta ga i nas k et c hof j oi ntgui da nc epr ogr a mmea v a i l a bl e , whi c h i nc l udesbot hM. S.a ndPh. D. ; a nda l s oapoi ntort woa boutj oi ntdua ldegr ee pr ogr a ms .Pos tt ha tf ol l owedt hemos ti mpor t a ntpha s eoft hes es s i on,t he nc a l l i nga t t ent i ont ot hepr epa r a t i onr equi r edf ora l lt hepr ev i ous l ymenDea t i oneds t uf f . Hel a i dempha s i sonc ommuni c a t i ons ki l l s , a t t endi ngc onf er enc es , bot ha ti ns t i t ut el ev ela swel la sna t i ona ll ev ela nda tl ea s tonei nt er na t i ona l c onf er enc e. Seeki ngoutf a c ul t i eswhoha v ec ol l a bor a t edwi t hr es ea r c hgr oups a br oa da swel l a spubl i s hi ngi ni nt er na t i ona l j our na l sa ndt hev a l ueapos tdoc t or a t ea br oa dwoul da ddt ot her es ume , wer eaf ew t hi ngshes t r es s edupon, t oo. Aqui c kv i s t aa boutt hei nt er na t i ona l i ns t i t ut i onss pa nni nga c r os st hegl obe , v i z . , US, Ger ma ny , Si nga por e , J a pa n, Kor ea , et c . t ha tI I TM ha sc ol l a bor a t edwi t ha nd woul dbei nt hef ut ur ewer eputonv i ew. Thek eyf ea t ur esl i k es c hol a r s hi ps , s uper v i s i onf ordoc t or a lpr ogr a mmes ,et c .wer ea l s ot a l k eda bout . Thena lf ew mi nut ess a wt hedea nhi ghl i ght i ngt hepeopl ewhom t obea ppr oa c hed, how t ous ef a c ul t i esa st hec ha nnel st os moot ht hepr ogr es s , t hef a c i l i t i esa v a i l a bl e i nt hei nt er na t i ona l of c epr es enti nt hei ns t i t ut e , a s ki ngt hes c hol a r st ogetf a mi l i a r i z edwi t ht hea v a i l a bl eoppor t uni t i esbyt a l ki ngt oper s onnel i nc ha r ge f ort hes a mea nds el ec tj udi c i ous l yt heonet ha tr ea l l ys ui t sa ndi nt er es t st he s c hol a r sf r om t hea v a i l a bl el ot . Ov er a l l , i twa squi t ebenec i a l a ndga v et hes c hol a r sa ni ns i ghti nt ot heoppor t uni t i esa v a i l a bl e , whi c hwa st husf a r , ki ndofbl ur r ya ndmuddl edup, pr oba bl y duet ol a c kofs uc hs es s i onsi nt hepa s t . Asat t i ngna l et ot heev e , t her ewa shel das es s i onon‘ J obOppor t uni t i esi n Ger ma ny’c oor di na t edbyr epr es ent a t i v esoft he‘ Ma k ei t i nGer ma ny’por t a l . Thepor t a l s howspr of es s i ona l sf r om ot herc ount r i est hewa yt oGer ma ny–a nd wha tma k esi twor t hwhi l et ol i v ea ndwor kher e.F ort her s tt i me ,t hepor t a l bundl est oget hera l lt hek eyi nf or ma t i ona boutma ki ngac a r eera ndl i v i ngi n Ger ma ny . I tt el l sy ouwhi c hs ec t or sa r ei ns ea r c hofqua l i edpr of es s i ona l sa nd wha tt het er msa ndc ondi t i onsa r eof bei nga bl et ot a k eupempl oy menti nGer ny .I tdr a wsapor t r a i tofc ont empor a r yGer ma nya ndpr ov i despr a c t i c a l ma a dv i c eon s uc c es s f uli nt egr a t i on.I nt er na t i ona lqua l i ed pr of es s i ona l swho ha v ea l r ea dyemba r k edonas uc c es s f ulc a r eeri nGer ma nyt oor ec ountt hei r ownper s ona l ex per i enc es .


Des pi t et hef a c tt ha tt r endsont heGer ma nl a bour ma r k etl ooki ng good a nd t he numberofempl oy ed, a tov er41mi l l i on, y et , s omes ec t or sa ndr egi onsa r ea l r ea dyl a c ki ngqua l i edpr of es s i ona l s . I f not hi ngi sdone ,by2025,demogr a phi cc ha nges wi l l s eeas hor t f a l l ofmor et ha n6mi l l i onwor k er s . Ast hedea r t hofpr of es s i ona l swoul dpos eas er i ousc ha l l enge ,f eder a lGov er nmentha sc omeup wi t hapol i c yi s s uet os ec ur epr of es s i ona l sf r om out s i deGer ma ny . TheGov er nmentha sma det he i mmi gr a t i onr ul esea s i era swel l a st a k eni ni t i a t i v es t ogetpr of es s i ona l qua l i c a t i onsobt a i neda br oa d r ec ogni s edt oenc our a gemor enumberofpeopl e f r om a br oa dt oc omet oGer ma ny . Ac c ompa ny i ng t hegov er nment ’ sc onc epti saQua l i edPr of es s i ona l sI ni t i a t i v el a unc hedbyt heF eder a lMi ni s t r y ofEc onomi c sa ndT ec hnol ogy ,t heF eder a lMi ni s t r yofL a boura ndSoc i a lAf f a i r sa ndt heF eder a l Empl oy mentAgenc y .Thi si ni t i a t i v ei sa i med a t pr ov i di ng i nf or ma t i on a nd r a i s i ng a wa r enes s a mongt hegener a lpubl i c ,bus i nes s esa ndqua l i edpr of es s i ona l soft hec a us esa ndi mpa c toft hi s s hor t a geofs ki l l edwor k er s .Thepor t a li spa r tof t hi sQua l i edPr of es s i ona l sI ni t i a t i v e. Thepor t a lba s i c a l l yha s3s ec t i ons :t heMa ki ngi t pa ge ,whi c hpr es ent sas i l houet t eoft hec ont empor a r yGer ma ny ,t he qui c kc hec kopt i onst ha t a c c es sone ’ sopt i onsof wor ki ngi nGer ma ny , Hous i ng,Sc hool i ng,L ei s ur e ,J ob l i s t i ngst ha twoul d pr ov i deaov er a l lv i ew ofj ob v a c a nc i es , Ger ma n l oc a l t ha tl et sonendpoi ntofc ont a c tofGer ma n or ga ni s a t i onsi nhi s / herc ount r y; t henex ts ec t i oni s Wor ki ngt ha tgi v esov er a l l out l ookofpr os pec t si n

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11 Ger ma ny , as or tofagui det owor ki ngi nGer ma ny t ha t gi v es det a i l sa bout t he oc c upa t i on i n dema nd, i ndus t r ypr ol esa nds ma l l bus i nes sc ommuni t ya ndt hena l s ec t i oni sa boutl i v i ngi nGer ma nyt ha tt a l k sa boutHous i ng, Sc hool i ng, L ei s ur e a ndot herex pens es , et c . ol l owi ngda y ,t her epr es ent a t i v esputupa Thef s t a l l , whi c hhel peds c hol a r sha v eamor eper s ona l i nt er a c t i ona ndgett hei rdoubt sc l a r i edont he s a me. Ov er a l l , i tf a c i l i t a t eds c hol a r st oknowa bout v a r i ouspr er oga t i v esi nt er msofj oboppor t uni t i es pos tt hei rma s t er sa nddoc t or a l pr ogr a mmes . Bei ngt her s tofi t ski ndi nt hehi s t or yi fI I TM, t he Dda ys t a r t edof fqui t ewel la nda sex pec t ed,of c our s e ,c us t oma r i l y ,ha l fhourl a t e ,nev er t hel es s ey epl ea s i ngl y ,wi t ht heha bi t ua li nv oc a t i on f ol l owedbyt heemc eegi v i ngabr i efa c c ountoft he dr i v ebehi nd s uc h amoment ousga t ewa y .The Chi efGues t , Pr of . I ndr a ni l Ma nna , Di r ec t or , I I TKa npur ; Gues tof Honour , Dr . Pr a s a d, Sc i enc eEdi t or , The Hi ndu;a l ongwi t hPr of .Bha s ka r Ra ma mur t hi ,Di r ec t or , I I TM;a ndPr of .Sa r i tKuma rDa s ,Dea n( AR) wer ewel c omeda ndt heoc c a s i onwa sma r k edby l i ght i ngt het r a di t i ona l l a mpf ol l owedbyabr i efi na ugur a la ddr es sbybot hdi r ec t ora nd dea n. The y ea r book t ha tc ont a i nsi nf or ma t i on a boutt he s c hol a r sgr a dua t i ngi nJ uneof t hec ur r enty ea ra nd ReMa gt ha thol dsdet a i l eda r t i c l esont her es ea r c h wor kpennedbyt hes c hol a r st hems el v eswer er el ea s ed, wi t ht her s tc opyofea c hpr es ent edt ot he Chi efGues ta ndGues tofHonourbyourDi r ec t or a nd Dea n( AR)r es pec t i v el y .Al lt hes el ed t ot he


t ot hemos ta wa i t edpa r toft hes es s i on, t hea ddr es sbyPr of . Ma nnaa ndDr . Pr a s a d. of . Ma nna , s t a r t edof fat a dbi tphi l os ophi c a l wi t hhi sr s ts l i der ea di ng, “ L i f ei sal ongwa l kofma ny Pr mi l esa ndmi l es t onesa ndt ha twe ’ r ea l l i npur s ui tof . . . . Ex c el l enc e ” , whi c hi nawa yga v eahi ntt ot hea udi enc ei nt hea r enat heki ndofpa t hheha dc hos ent ot a k et hem a l ongf ort henex thourors o, nott o ment i ont heoc c a s i ona l qui pst ha ts ubt l yunv ei l edhi ss ens eofhumour . Ani ns t a nc et oquot ewoul d be , a tt hev er ybegi nni ngoft hea ddr es shequi pped, i ni t i a l l yheus edt os ol v ehi spr obl em, buta f t er bei ngc onf er r edt her es pons i bl epos tofDi r ec t orofI I TKa npur , hepr es ent l ys ol v esot her s ’pr obl ems . Ev ena f t erha v i ngc omeal ongwa yi nhi sc a r eera nddes pi t et hef a c tt ha tev er y t hi ngha d c ha nged, hes t i l l k eepss ol v i ngpr obl ems , butwha tdi f f er st hepa s tf r om t hepr es enti st hei nt ent , t ha t s pr a y edphi l os ophya nds ubt l ehumouri nequa l pr opor t i ons . Onemor ei ns t a nc et ha tc a ughtev er y one ’ sa t t ent i onwa s , whenhet a r get edev er ys c i ent i s ta ndt hewa c ki nes sbes i egi ngt hem. Ther ea s on hec l a i medf ors uc ha nof ft hewa l l pr edi c a mentwa snonebutt hems el v es . Hef ur t hera ddedt ha t , s c i ent i s t s goa f t erev er y t hi ngt ha t ’ sa bnor ma l , f ort heyndnor ma l t obebor i nga nda r enev erc ont ent edwi t hi t , t r a i ps i nga r oundment a l l ya nddel v i ngi nt of ors omet hi ngbet t era ss oona sndi ngs omet hi ngnew. Heev enc ompa r edSc i ent i s t st ot hel egenda r y F i dodi do, t hega ngl i ng, c or ny , l i c ens edc ha r a c t ert ha tbega ni t sl i f ea sa ni l l us t r a t i oni na nunhea r doff a s hi on, a sas k et c honac oc k t a i l na pki nmi ghtbet os t r es sont hepoi nt , s c i ent i s t s a r ewha tt heya r e , a ndwha tt heya r ei sa bs ol ut el y oka y . On c ont r a s t , he f unni l y ques t i oned, whoma det hem t hi swa y , God?Wi t hout a nys ec ondt houghta ndf ur t herdel a yi nl et t i ngot her si nt er r upt , her ema r k ed, t henGods mus t be c r a z yt ha t br ought t he hous e down. Hej us tha dat i mema c hi nei nt hef or m ofpr es ent a t i on, wi t hwhi c hhet ookt hea udi enc eba c ki nt i me , t ot heea r l y600B. Cwher e t her s tt houghtofa t omi s mt ookabl ur r ys ha pe. Het a l k edbr i eya boutt hec l a s s i c a la geofI ndi a n ma t hema t i c sa nda s t r onomy , a boutAr y a bha t t aa ndt hel i k es , t hec onc eptofz er o, t hegol denr ul eof t hr ee , t hec os mi cev ol ut i on,t heVeda s ,s pa c es c i enc e ,nuc l ea rs c i enc e ,i ns hor t , het a l k eda boutour c ount r y’ sl onga ndr i c hher i t a gei ns c i enc ea ndt ec hnol ogyt ha ta sat houghts t a r t edv er yea r l ymor e t ha nt wot hous a ndt hr eet hous a ndt of ourt hous a ndy ea r sa go. Hei ndi r ec t l ywa st r y i ngt opoi nthow i mpor t a nti ti sf orev er yoneofust oknowt heI ndi a nc i v i l i s a t i ont ha tha sal ongr ec or dedhi s t or yof s c i ent i cc ul t ur e , t ha tda t esba c kt omor et ha n4500y ea r s . I ti si mper a t i v ebec a us e , t hepa s ta l wa y s ha st hepowert oi nuenc et hepr es enta ndf ut ur ea ndt ha ti swha ti sc ur r ent l yha ppeni ng, i tdema r c a t esours t r i desf r om ot her sa sweev ol v eour s el v esi ndi v i dua l l ya swel l a sc ol l ec t i v el ya ndpr ogr es s t owa r dsourdr ea m ofdev el opi ngi nt os t r ong, i ndependenta nda l l embr a c i ngna t i on. Hej us tc onc l udedhi sa ddr es ss a y i ng, ev er y one ’ saf r es hi es omeda y . I t ’ supt ot hei ndi v i dua l t oma k eabol dbegi nni ng, s ett heor i gi nundoubt edl y , a ndt a k eac ondenta nduni nc hi ngpl ungei nt ot hes eaofr es ea r c ha nds ens i t i z ehi ms el f / her s el ft ot a k eev er y t hi ngt ha tc omesi nt hewa ywi t hpa t i enc ea nd poi s ea ndt hus , enj oyt heex per i enc e. Nex tupwa st hea ddr es sbyDr . Pr a s a d. F r om t hewor dgo, Pr a s a dwa ss t r a i ght ona nds t r a i ght out . Hi s a ddr es sr emi ndedmeofat houghtbyL a t eHenr yGr unwa l d, adi pl oma ta ndaj our na l i s twi t hal i t t l e t wea k , “ J our na l i s tc a nnev erbes i l ent .Tha ti shi sgr ea t es tv i r t uea ndgr ea t es tf a ul t .He/ Shemus t s pea k , a nds pea ki mmedi a t el y , whi l et heec hoesofwonder , t hec l a i msoft r i umpha ndt hes i gnsof hor r ora r es t i l l i nt hea i r . Hes t oodembodi mentoft hi squot ea l l t hr ought hea ddr es s . Hei ni t i a l l yt a r get edt hei mpr es s i ont hewor l dha sonI I T s ’ ,poi nt i ngoutt hec ont entpr es enti nWi ki pedi aa bout I I T , whi c hr ea dsl i k et hi s , “ I na ddi t i ont oB. T ec ha ndM. T ec hpr ogr a msI I T sa l s oa wa r dot hergr a dua t e degr eess uc ha sM. Sc . i nEngi neer i ng, Ma t hs , Phy s i c sa ndChemi s t r y , M. B. A. , Ph. D. a ndmor e ”a nd c l a i medr es ea r c hba s eddegr eesa wa r dedbyI I T s ’ a r es i mpl ybei ngs eena sa ddonmodul es . T oputi t 12


13 mor emi l dl y , I I T s ’ a r emer el ybei ngl ook eda sa nunder gr a dua t ei ns t i t ut i on. Hepl a c ed on t het a bl et hel a c kofmedi a c ent r ei nI I Ta soneoft hema i nr ea s onsf ort hel a c kofr ev er enc et her es ea r c hwor k sdes er v ea soppos edt ot hec a s ewi t h I ns t i t ut espr es enti nUS, wher emedi ac ent r espl a yac ent r a l r ol e , ga r ner i ngt hewor l d’ sa t t ent i onev er ynowa ndt hen. He f or t hr i ght l ya dmi t t edi t ’ saf a i l ur ef r om bot hends–medi aa s wel la sI ns t i t ut e.Hea l s oa ddedf orwha t ev err ea s onI I Tha s beens hi el di ngi t s el ff r om ma r k et i ngi t sef f or t s , i t ’ shi ght i me t hei ns t i t ut es t a r t edl ea r ni ngs omema r k et i ngs ki l l sf r om t hei r c ount er pa r t s .Hea l s oni t pi c k edt hemi s l ea di ngper c ent a ge i nc r ea s ei nnumberofj our na l sget t i ngpubl i s hedi nhi ghi mpa c tpubl i c a t i ons . Hes t r es s edupont he s i gni c a nc eofl i ngpa t ent si nev er yc ount r y , i fnotf orc a pi t a l i s i nga ndea r ni ngbuc k s , but a tl ea s tf or ot her st onotdupl i c a t es t uf f sa ndma r k etourownc r ea t i ona tuna f f or da bl epr i c es , whi c hha sbeent he c a s et husf a r . Hea l s ohi ghl i ght edhi sper s pec t i v eofr ea s onsont henumberofNobell a ur ea t esf r om I ndi abei ngl es s , whi c hwer e , Env i r onmentnotbei ngqui t ec onduc i v et or es ea r c h, peopl es el dom t a ki ng s a bba t i c a l sf orr es ea r c hpur pos ea soppos edt ot hei rf or ei gnc ount er pa r t sa ndl a c kofex c ha ngepr oa mmes . Heedi edt hes c hol a r sa ndt hepr of es s or spr es enti nt hea r enaa boutt heGr eenopena c c es s gr a ndGol dopena c c es sopt i onsa v a i l a bl et ha tens ur esqui c ka v a i l a bi l i t yofj our na lpa per s . Heempha s i s edt heneedf orev er ys c hol a rt ol ea r ns t a t i s t i c s ;t heneedt odev el opc ommuni c a t i ona ndwr i t i ng s ki l l s , whi c hhef el ta r eget t i ngi nf er i orbyt heda yba s edont hea r t i c l esher ea da ndi nc i dent shec a me a c r os s ; t heneedt of ol l owKI SSpr i nc i pl ea ndt husa r t i c ul a t et hi ngst hewa yi tr ea c hest oa l l . Aeet i ng c ommenta boutt heneedf oret hi c swa sunder s c or edwhi l er ec a l l i ngt hepl a gi a r i s ma c c us a t i onst hei ns t i t ut edr ewac oupl eofmont hsa go. I nt ot a l i t y , a l lonec oul ds a yi shea c t eda saper f ec tj our na l i s t . Ther ewer equi t eaf ewt hi ngshement i onedt ha twer eunwa r r a nt eda ndemba r r a s s i ngt oo, nev er t hel es s , hepoi nt edouts omes er i ous t hi ngs t ha twe ’ l l ha v et owor konwi t hi mmedi a t eef f ec t . Ofc our s e , t her ewer er ougha v our sa l l t hr ought he a ddr es s , butt ha t ’ show bi t t ert r ut hi s ;s omet hi ngt ha tc a nnotbehi dden,s omet hi ngt ha ti ss t r a nger t ha nc t i on, y et , t ha t ’ st hepa t ht ogr ea t nes s . Thea ddr es swa si mmedi a t el yf ol l owedbypos t erpr es ent a t i ont ha ts a ws c hol a r spr es ent i ngt hei rr es ea r c hwor kt ot hea udi enc ewhi c hpr ol ongedt i l l t heendoft heda y . I ts a ws ev er a l ot hers c hol a r s , pr of es s or sa ndot herv i s i t or sea ger l yl i s t eni ngt ot hepr es ent a t i ons ,a s ki ngt hem quer i es ,ov er a l li twa s qui t eav i s i ont owa t c hs c hol a r si napr of oundi nt er a c t i onwi t ha l l s ec t sofv i s i t or s . I nt hemea nt i me , t he pr oc eedi ngswer ei nt er r upt edf orl unc h.

Anhourl a t er , s t a r t edt henoons es s i on, s omet hi ngwhi c hev er ys c hol a rwer emos tea ger l ya wa i t i ng, t he Pa nel Di s c us s i ononCa r eerGoa l s , Pl a nsa ndAdv a nc ement . Wi t hex per t sf r om di v er s er ea l msof PSU, Pr i v a t eSec t or , Ac a demi aa ndEnt r epr eneur s hi pgr a c i ngt heoc c a s i ont os ha r ewi t ht hes c hol a r st heex pec t a t i onsi nea c hel da ndt hec a r eerobj ec t i v ei nt her es pec t i v epr of es s i ons ,t hewhol edi s c us s i on


bor der eda l ongt hel i nest oputs ens et ot hec onundr um ofs ur v i v a l v er s usgr a t i f y i nga dv a nc ement . Thewhol ef oc usoft hewor k s hopofwha ti si mpor t a ntf ort hes c hol a r : f ul l nes sormout hwa t er i ng pa y c heques , whent hef or merdenest hec a r eer , t hel a t t ers ui t st hei ndi v i dua l s eeki ngf ors ur v i v a l . But wi t ht hec ont empor a r ys et t i ngs , t hepa nel l i s t ss ha r edt ot hea udi enc est hei rownex per i enc ea ndper s pec t i v esofhowt ogoa boutc l os i ngt hega pbet weenr equi r ementa ndpot ent i a l . Thepa nel di s c us s i onwa smoder a t edbyDr . Ma hes hPa nc ha gnul a , F a c ul t yi nt heDept . of Appl i edMec ha ni c s . Thedi s t i ngui s hedpa nel member swer e , Dr . G. V. N. Appa Ra o–I Ta dv i s ora ndT ec hnol ogyc ons ul t a nt ; Mr . Sudha ka r Pot t uk uc hi–Hea d,Ea t onI ndi aEngi neer i ngCent r e;Pr of .Sha nka rNa r a s i mha n–Depa r t mentof Chemi c a l Engi neer i ng, I I TMa dr a s ; Dr . Ba l a Bha r a dv a j –Di r ec t or , Boei ngRes ea r c h&T ec hnol ogy , I ndi a ; Mr . Ki s hor ePa dma na bha n–Vi c ePr es i dent&Member ,T CSCor por a t eT ec h.Boa r d;Dr . Ra maMoha n Ra o–Deput yDi r ec t or , St r uc t ur a lEngi neer i ngRes ea r c hCent er ;Mr . A.S. Ba s u–Ma na gi ngDi r ec t or , Chenna i Pet r ol eum Cor por a t i onL t d. , a ndPr of . As hokJ hunj hunwa l a–Depa r t mentofEl ec t r i c a l Engi neer i ng, I I TMa dr a s . Thes es s i ons a wpa nel l i s t st a l ki ngt ot hea udi enc ef ort her s tonea ndha l fhour s ors opos twhi c h, t hea udi enc ei nt er a c t edwi t ht hepa nel l i s toft hei rc hoi c eov ert ea . Ov er a l l , a f t era goodv i ewa tt hea mbi enc ea ndmoodsoft hea udi enc et ha tpr ev a i l edt i l lc ur t a i nsr a ngdown, one c oul dmos tc ondent l yc onc l udea l mos tev er y onegotbenet edf r om t hes es s i on. Thel a s ta ndt hena l ev entofRes ea r c hSc hol a r s ’ Da ywa squi t eal a i dba c kone , as pec i a l s es s i onof Reec hot hemedunder‘ I I TMof Y es t er y ea r sa ndT oda y”t ha tha d, Pr of . HemaAMur t hya ndPr of . Ba l a j i Cha kr a v a r t hy , f r om t heDepa r t mentofComput erSc i enc ea ndDepa r t mentofMec ha ni c a l Engi neer i ngr es pec t i v el y . AsBea c ons a i d, “ Agea ppea r st obebes ti nf ourt hi ngs ; ol dwoodbes tt obur n, ol d wi net odr i nk , ol df r i endst ot r us t , a ndol da ut hor st or ea d” . I ’ dj us tl i k et ot wea kt ha tabi t , a nda ddmy por t i ont ot ha t ,a l umnit ol i s t ent o,whi c hi snoex a gger a t i on.I ti ndeedwa squi t eahea l t hya nd t hought pr ov oki ngi nf or ma l i nt er a c t i onbet weens c hol a r sa ndt hei nv i t eddi gni t a r i es . Thes es s i ons t a r t edof fj us tl i k ea nyot herev ent , wi t ht hedi gni t a r i esr emi ni s c i ngt hei rgoodol ds t udentda y s , butawhi l el a t ers l owl yt het oness wa ppeda ndev entt r a ns f or medi nt os omet hi ngt ha t wa suna s s umi ng, wi t ht heex c ha ngesbor der i ngonev er yt opi ct ha tc oul dpos s i bl yber a i s edwi t hi n t hes c hedul edt i me.Theev entki c ks t a r t edwi t haques t i ona boutt her a nki ngs y s t em a ndwhyI I T s ’ a r es t r uggl i ngt oc a t c hupwi t ht hei nt er na t i ona li ns t i t ut i ons , bes i desbei ngv a l ueda ndr ev er edby a ny onea ndev er y one ,t owhi c ht hedi gni t a r i esr et or t ed,” Bes i deseduc a t i ona la meni t i es ,s ev er a l ot herf a c t or sa r ea l s obei ngt a k eni nt oa c c ount ” . Thedi s c us s i ons l owl ybr a nc hedont owhyI I T s ’ a r e j us ts eena sa nunder gr a dua t es c hool , whenmor et ha nha l ft heper c ent a geofs t udent spur s ui ngeduc a t i onher ea r er es ea r c hs c hol a r swhi c hha dai mmedi a t er epl yf r om oneoft hedi gni t a r i es ,” I ta l l r oot st ot hemout hwa t er i ngpa c ka gesgi v ena tt het i meof pl a c ement s , unwa r r a nt edf ormedi as pec ul a t i ona ndl a s tbutnott hel ea s t , t hedea r t hofpr i dea ndc ompet i t i v es pi r i ta mongs tt hes c hol a r s . ” Thei mpor t a nc eoft hes c hol a r st ogeti nt opr i v a t es ec t or swa shi ghl i ght edbybot ht hedi gni t a r i es . A 14


15 c hunkoft i mewa ss pentbyt hegues t sonhow i mpor t a nti ti s f ors c hol a r st odoaf oc us edl i t er a t ur es ur v eya ndhow a bnor ma l l ydi f c ul ti twa sdur i ngt hei rt i mesa ss c hol a r s , t os ea r c hf or a swel l a st opubl i s hj our na l sa ndot herpa r a pher na l i at ha tgoes wi t ht hej our na l r el a t eds t uf f s . Thema gni t udeofex per i ment a l r el a t edr es ea r c hwa sbr oughtt ol i ghta ndt hi c kl yunder s c or ed, wi t has pec i a lempha s i sma deont hei mpor t a nc eofunder s t a ndi ngt hephy s i c sbehi ndex per i ment s a ndma nuf a c t ur i ngoft het es tr i gsbei ngwor k edupon. t i onwa sr a i s edbyoneoft hes c hol a r sr ega r di ngt hes t i pul a t edl i mi tof23y ea r ss etf orM. S. Aques s c hol a r sa nd45y ea r sf orPh. D. s , whi c hs a war es pons ei nt hef or m aques t i onf r om oneoft hegues t s , ” whydoy out hi nka ni ndi v i dua l c a n’ tc ompl et ei nt hegi v ent i mewhena l l i tr equi r esi sj us tt i mema na gementa ndf oc us edr ea di ng? ”I tc er t a i nl ys t umpedt hes c hol a r sa nda na i rofs i l enc ec r eepedi nf ora whi l e. Al s ot hegues t sr epea t edl ys t r es s edonhowi mpor t a nti ti st oi nt r os pec tones el f bef or et a ki ngup r es ea r c ha sac a r eer . Theya l s oa ddedt ha ti f s omet hi ng’ snotone ’ sc upof t ea , t heni ti semi nent l ybet t er odr opt ha tr i ghta tonc ea nds ea r c hf orone ’ sf or t e. As ens eofwi t t i c i s ms k ul k edi nwhent het opi cof t t ec hnol ogyc a meup, howi tha st i pt oeda ndt ookpr ec edenc eov erout doora c t i v i t i esi ns t udent s ’ l i f e. Thegues t sa l s oputt hea c c entont a ki ngt i meouta nds pendi ngi tf ora tl ea s toneex t r a c ur r i c ul a ra c t i v i t y . Theya l s ot ookas ens eofpr i dewhi l ec ondi ngt hev i r t uesofpr es entda ys c hol a r s . Thegues t sa l s o pl a y edupt hes i gni c a nc eofgoi ngt ol i br a r ya ndr ea di ngaf r es hj our na la nddr ew a t t ent i ont ot he f a c t , howf r ui t f ul i twoul dbet oha v edi s c us s i onswi t hf el l ows c hol a r s , a t t endv a r i ousc onf er enc esa nd s emi na r s , bot hi ns i dea ndout s i dedepa r t ment s , a ndt hea r tofmul t i t a s ki ng.Ov er a l l , t hes es s i onwa s a wei ns pi r i nga ndwa swor t hev er ys ec onds pent . Whena l l ’ ss a i da nddone , t heRes ea r c hSc hol a r sda ywa sc ompl et el ya nunf or get t a bl eoc c a s i onma de ev enbet t erbyuni nt er r upt edex per i enc e. Thumbsupa ndt hr eec heer sf ort het ea mt ha tma dei ta l l pos s i bl e.

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bef or ei t ” [ 6] ti saf a c tt ha twea sar a c eha v ef a l l ent oda yi nt opov er t ya ndobl i v i ona ndev ena f t ermuc hpr ogr es s I donei nt hel a s t60y ea r sofi ndependenc et hei ma get ha tweha v eoft hea nc i entgl or yofI ndi as eems t ousl i k eadr ea ma ndma nyofusc a nnotev eni ma gi net ha tt hi sc ount r ywhi c ht oda ya ppea r sl i k ea ma s sofc ha os , ama s sofpov er t ya ndi gnor a nc e , wa soneda ys oda z z l i ngl ygr ea t . Wewondera bout whot hos emenwer ea ndwher et heyha v egone , t hos emena ndwomenwhos ec ha r a c t er swe ndr eec t edi nt hema gnum opusofRa ma y a naa ndMa ha bha r a t a . I nt hel i f eofher oesl i k eRa ma , Kr i s hnaor Bhi s maa ndev eni nl i f eofv i l l i a nsl i k eRa v a naorDur y odha na . T hea l l r enounc i ng, a l l s uffer i ngS i t aa nd t he er yDr oupa di . Menwhos egr ea ti dea swe nde x pr es s edi nt hes ubt l ephi l os ophyof t heVeda sa nd Upa ni s ha ds . Wema ynev erbea bl et odec i pheri toutoft hehoa r ywombofhi s t or y . I ti snoti mpor t a nt whet herRa maorKr i s hnaev erwa l k edont hi sea r t hi n es ha ndbones ?T hei mpor t a ntt hi ngi st ha t , t her ewer eonc emeni nt hi sc ount r ywhoha dgr ea tc ha r a c t er sa ndwhoa dmi r eda ndwor s hi pedgr ea t c ha r a c t er s . I fI ndi aha st or ega i nhergr ea t nes ss heha st oc omeba c kt ot er mswi t hhers pi r i t ua l l ega c y a nda ga i npr oduc emenofc ha r a c t er . “ T a t T v a mAs i ” , “ Huma ni ses s ent i a l l yDi v i ne ” [ 7] , pr oc l a i mt heUpa ni s ha ds , t hebedr oc kofI ndi a nt hought . Ac c or di ngt oS wa mi Vi v ek a na nda , “ T hei dea l ofa l l educ a t i on, a l l t r a i ni ng, s houl dbema nma k i ng. Buti ns t ea doft ha t , wea r ea l wa y st r y i ngt opol i s hupt heout s i de . Wha tus ei spol i s hi ngupt heout s i dewhent her ei snoi ns i de?T heenda nda i m of a l l t r a i ni ngi st oma k e t hema ngr ow. ” [ 8] Weneedt ha teduc a t i oni nourc ount r yt ha t us hesoutoura ni ma l pr opens i t i esa nd hel pst hehuma nwi t hi nust ogr owt owa r dst heDi v i ne .

Hi t opa des ha Ani ma l sha v ef our ba s i cc ha r a c t er i s t i c sf ood, s l eep, f ea r a ndr epr oduc t i on. Ma na l s opos s es s est hes ebec a us et hes ea r et heba s i cneedsi nec onomyofna t ur ef orpr ot ec t i ng, s us t a i ni nga ndr egener a t i ngl i f e . Butma ni sdi s t i ngui s hedf r oma ni ma l sbydha r ma . Andt hec onc eptof dha r mai sv er ys ubt l ea nddees adeni t i onbuti ti ss omet hi ngt ha twehol ddeepwi t hi nusa st hees s ent i a l di v i nei mpul s e , t he a me of t het r ut hor Agni of Ri k v eda . T hi sdha r mama ni f es t sbymi x t ur eof t het r i pl emodesof na t ur e( S a t t wa , Ra j a sa ndT a ma s )a ss wa bha v aa nds wa dha r ma [ 9] . T he r s ts wa bha v a pr edomi na nt l yma ni f es t sa st he eel i ngf orot her sa ndl ov i ngs er v i c et of el l owhuma nbei ngs [ 10] . T hi si st hec ha r a c t ert ha tha sbeen f hi ghl ya dor edbyS wa mi Vi v ek a na ndaa ndheha sgi v ent hi sa st hegos pel of GodRea l i z a t i oni nt hi sa ge . Hes a i d, “ Hewhos eesS hi v ai nt hepoor , i nt hewea k , a ndi nt hedi s ea s ed, r ea l l ywor s hi psS hi v a ; a ndi f hes eesS hi v aonl yi nt hei ma ge , hi swor s hi pi sbutpr el i mi na r y . Hewhoha ss er v eda ndhel pedonepoor ma ns eei ngS hi v ai nhi m, wi t houtt hi nk i ngofhi sc a s t e , orc r eed, orr a c e , ora ny t hi ng, wi t hhi mS hi v ai s mor epl ea s edt ha nwi t ht hema nwhos eesHi m onl yi nt empl es . ” [ 11] T hes ec onds wa bha v aa ga i nuni quet ohuma nbei ngsi st ha tofbea ut ya ndHa r mony ; t hepowerofa dmi r a t i onofbea ut ya nda es t het i c s . Andt hi si st hedha r mat ha ts houl dbet hei dea l oft hebus i nes s , t he i dea l of peopl ewhohol dt hepowerof wea l t h, bec a us emoneyi ses s ent i a l l yadi v i nepowerwhos ea i m i st oc r ea t ebea ut ya ndha r monyt hr ought hepos s es s or soft hi ss wa bha v a [ 12] . T het hi r duni quenes sofhuma nbei ngsi sc ons c i ouswi l l power , t hes wa bha v aofs t r engt h, f ea r l es s nes s a ndv i t a l i t y . T hi si sma r k edby t r emendousa c t i v i t y . Wi t houtt hepr ot ec t i onof t hi s , noot herdha r mac a n ma ni f es tf ul l yora c hi ev ei t shei ght s . T hi si st hegunawhi c hS wa mi Vi v ek a na ndawa nt edt hey out hof I ndi at opos s es swhenhes a i d, “ S t r engt hi sl i f ewea k nes si sdea t h. ” [ 13] T hi si st hi sc ha r a c t er i s t i c sr eec t edi nt heUpa ni s ha ds“ na y a ma t a ma ba l a hi nena l a bhy o, ” [ 14] i . e . t hehi ghes tt r ut hc a nnotbegr a s pedby wea k l i ngs . And na l l y , t hec ha r a c t er i s t i c sofwi s dom, i nt ui t i ona nddi s c er ni ngi nt el l ec t . F ormi l l enni at hi sc ount r y ha sa l wa y sk eptt hi si dea l a ti t shel m, pr ot ec t edi ta ndnour i s hedi t . T hi si st hegunat ha tc a npi er c ei nt o t her ea l msoft hei n ni t e . T hi si st heul t i ma t et oolf ort heuni onwi t ht heDi v i ne . T hi si st heonet ha t 22


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t hec our s ec ont entt omeett hei nt er na t i ona l s t a nda r ds . , s oI hopeI ha v ema dei tc l ea rt ha ts t udent sc a nha ndl ec our s esbyt hems el v es . T hene x tonei ss uOk per v i s i ngpr oj ec t s / s c hol a r s .Ibel i ev ewha twi l lbebet t er ,ev enwhenpr of sa r ea r ound,i st oha v ea s y s t em ofdi ffer entgr oups( l i k ef oc usgr oups )a ndha v ei nt er a c t i onsa mongs t udent s . Ha v et hes eni or s c hol a r sdi s c us sr ec entpubl i c a t i ons . T hi swi l lopenupnew pr oj ec t sa ndi dea sf ort henew s c hol a r s . Bei ngi nt hegr oup, a c t i v el ypa r t i c i pa t i ngi nt hedi s c us s i ons , a ndt r y i ngt os ol v et hepr obl emst oget her i spos s i bl e . T hi si ndi r ec t l ybec omess uper v i s i ngs c hol a r sa ndpr oj ec t s . T hes eni ors c hol a r sc a nwor ki n oupsa ndgetnewpr oj ec tpr opos a l sa ndc ol l a bor a t i onsa swel l . Henc eIbel i ev et hi sma i nt a s kc a n gr a l s obea c c ompl i s hedbys t udent s . T het hi r dt a s ki sa dmi nwor k . F ort ha t , t hemos teffic i entwa yi st oempl oyt r a i nedpeopl e . Whent her e a r eper s onneldev ot edent i r el yf ort ha ta ndt her ei sas y s t em f ort ha t , Ibel i ev es uc has y s t em wi l lbe bet t ert ha nt hec ur r entone . Pr of sj uggl i nga dmi nwor kwhent heymi ghtnotwa ntt odoi t , wi l lonl y l ea dt oa ni neffic i ents y s t em! S ot hepoi nti st ha ta l t er na t es y s t emsa r epos s i bl e , whi c hc a nl ea dt obet t ers ol ut i ons . T hemoneys a v ed c a nbeus edt oi nc r ea s et hes t i pendofs t udent s , nowt ha tt heya r egoi ngt odomor ewor k !

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Eternal Ordeals

ev ea l i ngt hes c a l eofv i ol enc ea ga i ns twoment ha tgoesoni ns t r eet s , s t a t i ons , t r a i ns , s ubwa y s , c a bsa ndea c ha ndev er yc or nerv ul ner a bl et oe x pl oi t a t i ona ndha r a s s ment . F orwomeni nI ndi a , wi t hi nnumer a bl epr owl er sr oa mi nga r ound, i t ’ se x t r emel yc ha l l engi ngt ok eept hems el v esa l i v e . Womena r e get t i ngr a ped, a t t a c k edwi t ha c i d, s e x ua l l ya bus ed, gr oped, t a unt ed, bur neda nda r ebel ea guer edwi t h pr obl ems . Outoft hes e , mos tc ons pi c uousa mongt heor dea l sa r er a pea nda c i da t t a c k . T hes ubj ec tof c ont ent i oni st ha ta mongt heor dea l s –r a pea nda c i da t t a c k–whi c honema k est hewomeni ndes pa i r . Wi t hav a guei dea , huma nbei ngss a yt ha ti t ’ sa c i da t t a c k . Ac i da t t a c kc ompl et el ydi sgur est hev i c t i m whens hei se x pos edt oa c i dma k i ngt hes c a r sa ppa r entf ort hewor l dt oobs er v e . Butt heunk nownr a pe v i c t i mc a ns t i l l l i v ei nt hes oc i et yenv el opi ngt hef a c tt ha ts hewa sr a ped. I nmoder ns oc i et yt hewomen a r ee x t r emel ye x qui s i t es . Noma t t era boutt hea t r oc i t i est heyenc ount er , butdon’ tl ea v ea nyr emna nt s . L eti tr ema i nwi t hi nt hef ourwa l l s . Howev er , t hement a l t r a umat hev i c t i ms uffer si sof t hes a mema gni t udei nbot ht heor dea l s . T hei rmi ndsa r eobs es s edwi t hdepr es s i ona nds ui c i da lt hought s . I nc a s eof a c i da t t a c k ,t hev i c t i m endur esi nc es s a nts ur ger i est ha ta r edonet opr ec l udet hei nf ec t i onc a us ed by t hea c i da t t a c k . I nma nya c i da t t a c kc a s est hea t t a c k er sa r enonc ha l a nta nda r enota ta l l r emor s ef ul ov ert hedev i l i s ha c tof r a v a gi ngt hel i f eof t heda ms el , ev enwhent heya r ea wa r eof t hea dv er s ec ons equenc esoft hei rgr ues omebl a t a nta c t . T hes hoc k i ngr ea l i t yi st ha tt heper pet r a t or sa r ef a mi l i a rt ot he f a mi l y , peopl ewhos ea dv a nc est hev i c t i m ha dr ej ec t ed, a ndpl a nt hev engea nc emet i c ul ous l y . T hec ur r entl a wsa nda mendment sa r ee x t r emel ys l uggi s ha nds t i l l i nt hei ri nf a nc y , wher et hec onv i c t s gets uffic i entt i met oev a def r om t hec r i mi na l a c tc ommi t t ed. I nt hea f t er ma t hoft hebr ut a l r a pei nc i denti nDel hi , s omepr ov i s i onswher er ev a mpeda nd a r ei nc l udedi nt wonews ec t i onsoft heI ndi a n pena l c ode( s ec t i on326A) whi c hma ni f es t sami ni mum of 10y ea r sa ndma x i mum of l i f ei mpr i s onment f orl ea v i ngt hev i c t i ms er i ous l yi nj ur eda ndc a us i nga c ut eper ma nentorpa r t i a l da ma gea nddi s a bi l i t y . Apa r tf r om i mpr i s onment ,s ec t i on326Aa l s oenv i s a gesa net ha tc a ngoupt oRs .10l a k ha ndt he a mounts houl dgot ot hev i c t i m. Ac i da t t a c ki nc i dent sc a l l f ore x t ens i v e , s ol i da ndeffec t i v el a wswhi c h c ont i nuous l y moni t ora ndr egul a t est hes a l eofa c i ds . S i nc ea c i dsa r er ea di l ya v a i l a bl ei nma r k et s , t hey f a l l i nt ot heha ndsofdi s gr unt l edper pet r a t or swhoa r edet er mi nedt owr ea kv engea nc e . I nt hec a s eof 24


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fyouowl i keaheavenl ybr ook Iwi l lbet hebedofpebbl es . I fyous us pendl i ket hel as tdr opsofyes t er day’ sr ai n Iwi l lbet hel eavest ohol dt hem. fyouar et hewavest hatki s st hef or eheadofhor i z on I Iwi l lbet hegl i t t er i nggr ai nsoft wi l i ght . I fyouar et hecoupl etofami dni ghts ong Iwi l lbet hedr i z z l eofcol or f uldr eams . I fyouar eabi r dt hati est oet er ni t y Iwi l lbet heboundl es ss ky . I fyouar et het as t eofdeat h Iwi l lbeanador nedgr aveyar d, or , I fyouar et hef r agr anceofi mmor t al i t y Iwi l lbet hewi ngsoft i me. fyouar et heent i r et yofhumanr ace I Iwi l lbet hel as tmanonear t h. I fyouar et hepat r onofs ecl us i on Iwi l lwal kawayl i keanobedi ents l ave.


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