The Train Journey that Changed Destiny - Part 5

Note: Sorry for the long delay guys. I have been working my butt off over the last 3 weeks for a meeting. The upside: My meeting went really well!

Ishant looked at this watch...He would be in Delhi in a few hours. He had spent a large part of this week traveling. His mind slowly drifted to the happenings of this week, he had just taken up computer engineering at KIT. The feeling that he was already a KITian was still to sink in. He tried not to focus on it, there was something that he hadn't told anyone.

A couple of weeks ago, Ishant had been to Delhi University and met with Prof. Sharma. Prof. Sharma was the Chemical Engineering department head and co-ordinated the admissions. Ishant had spent the afternoon talking with Prof. Sharma, he had outlined a couple of research ideas that he wanted to pursue in Dr.Sharma's lab as he worked towards his bachelor's degree. Prof. Sharma had been impressed by Ishant's motivation and had encouraged Ishant to apply to the chemical engineering department, although Ishant hadn't scored enough marks to get in, Prof. Sharma had promised to personally handle Ishant's application packet.

Ishant's thoughts drifted back to the things he would do when he started college at DU, bunking class to have chaat outside the campus, hanging out with friends and taking time for bird-watching. Ishant was confident about making it to DU, he knew he had made an impression on Prof. Sharma. With these thoughts in mind Ishant drifted off to sleep, he was tired from all the traveling and he could barely keep his eyes open.

A few hours later, Ishant was getting off the train, he dug into his pocket and retrieved his mobile phone and turned it on. As soon as the phone came to life, a flood of 6 SMSes landed in his inbox, he opened and read each one, a light smile appeared on his face and he almost started blushing. He was waiting outside the station for a cab that he could take home.

Suddenly his phone started ringing, Ishant was almost expecting that call, the delivery reports would have reached by now, he thought. Excitedly, he dug out his phone, one look at the display and he was almost disappointed. He picked up the phone "Yes dad", at the other end, "Ishant, are you at Delhi already? I just saw the news, I think you need to see this....."


arshat.chaudhary said...

Part 5? really? and there is a part 6 coming up? Ekta Kapoor is your blood relative, aint she?

uthra said...
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uthra said...

Prof. Sharma??? Has he also done his Ph.D in the US and is an NRI??? ;)

Balaji said...

@arshat: Let's put it this way, Ekta inspires me :P, Kidding! I could write the whole thing in 1 sitting, but I just dont have that kind of time right now, which is why I am having to split it into parts!

Balaji said...

@Uthra: Who knows? will find out soon :P