Aayush Bansal, ECE Batch of 2011, his research has taken him to CMU and many other research grants but the success never gets to this strong headed, down-to-earth man. Asked to be featured in Hindustan Times for his extensive work in Robotics as a part of work at Crosslinks, his response was quieter than John Cage’s 4’33’. In words of Uncle Ben, “With great power comes great responsibility”, and he takes it up without a twitch of an eye-brow. In a candid interview with Vibhor Relhan, here is something ‘The TnP Man’ wants to say to us:
I have nothing important/path-breaking to share but some lessons I learnt from my four years at NSIT. I made some mistakes which I would like no one else should repeat. Therefore, I am writing my experiences. The following are solely my views and it is not necessary for anyone to believe in them until they make sense to their conscience.
1. Never multitask
Multitasking takes away a lot of things, the most important being mental peace which harness creativity. Never multitask. Just focus on one thing in life, and if possible make that thing your life.
Always remember, light beam when focused through a lens can burn a paper.
If you have got one best friend for the rest of your life, you have really made out of those four years. You will find an honest critic and a great supporter in that friend.
Always remember, friends != networking. The sooner one learns this, the better it is.
You are given a chance to study, make the most of it. There are millions who do not have access to these facilities.
I agree many a times (esp. in our college) we do not like the quality of content being taught. But this should not limit us. Instead of wasting our energy in this blame-game, we should focus in finding what we like, what we want to do. The web is full of information.
Remember - Beware of excuses and criticism, they weaken us the most. You will find 100 people sitting in a row who are already in the business of blaming but almost none fighting for change. If you think something is wrong, fight for it.
4. We all are visitors who have forgotten the purpose of this visit. Nobody can tell us about it. It is your life and you will have to find it. Always listen to your heart and guts for they will always guide you well. Never believe in anyone, whosoever says it, if something does not make sense to your conscience.
5. You can always come up with a reasonable explanation, but you cannot fool yourself. Above all, NATURE cannot be fooled.
6. Above all, failures will teach you more than any success. Never ever be afraid of failures in life. It is better they come in early phases of life. Never lose heart and be tenacious!
Finally the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson-
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate the beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of SUCCESS.