Sajal Choudhary

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FSoL: Happy!

FSoL: That’s how we celebrate jobs!

So I graduated this year. Back in June I think, or that’s what the certificates will mention.

There is this tendency though of people getting kicked in their butts once they get placed, or on their birthdays, or because it rains, or sometimes without no reason. All that is needed really is four people willing to pick up the person, and hold him in mid-air, while simultaneously kicking the said person’s butt. Quite an art!

The tradition/event is usually acronymed as GPL, which stands for in HindiĀ Gaand pe laat, which translates roughly to boot on butt, it certainly does have a ring to it, don’t it?

Most of the events end just with a person(s) with a sore butt(s), but sometimes like it happened with me, they end up with a great story to tell. A story title, ‘How I ended up in the hospital a day before my exam, on my birthday’. That has a ring to it too!

Five Seconds of Life: 1. The trip

So here’s how its going to workout I guess. Each week, on the first day I’ll post a five second video. I might or might not add some text to it. That will take care of one out of the three days when I need to post something fresh.

This video is pieced together by taking out one-two second clips from the minute-long shots I took during the ascent from Dehradun to Mussorie. Sadly the trip could not be completed, the scooter I was on skid, and my friend’s chin was gashed by the fall. His fingers, and palms received a similar treatment but that happened after I fell over him. Damn scooters!

Anyways, the trip, even though was quite eventful, it sort of served its purpose. The ascent, and descent gave me plenty of time to breathe in the fresh mountain air, lungfuls of it!

We had tried the ascent twice, the first day it was raining, and landslides had made it impossible to climb further, the next day shit happened. I guess I’d be ending it with a few pictures. To travelling!

What makes me happy?


Yupp, that’s me!

This was going to be a Hello World post, the second one in as many months, but Monday never happened. I started another blog a month back, and it was going pretty well, but then my first salary came.

A bit about the video too, I guess.

I started a new course on edx a while back, and while the course is still to begin, the people asked me, and the rest of the class, to compile a video: ‘What makes you happy?’

The topic is close to heart. I did a post on the topic a while back, and my views haven’t changed much. Smaller things still make me happy. Writing new stuff makes me happy, music makes me happy, working out, rains, a nice cup of tea. What else could you need?