But as the academic session had started, it was only now that I could manage to take leave. The detailed blog post about this trip will have to wait till tomorrow, as I am too tired today. Anyway I can’t load the pictures from my camera as Sesha has removed the DSLR camera software and the CD is lying at my office. And no, this is not what I mean by ‘taking the first road out.’
While Sunil and I were walking around in Nainital I saw a girl whom I recognized from my IIT days. She too stopped and said, “I know you.” When I asked her what she was doing here, an interesting story unfolded. She and her husband after working for 5-6 years in software industry decided that they like the wildlife too much. So what do they do? They write IFS (Indian Forest Services) together, get through and get posted in Uttranchal! They leave their software jobs behind. Now this may not be taking ‘the first road out’ but I consider it as taking the proper road out.
Now that I have told this to Sesha, he is after me, why don’t you apply to one of the Hill universities. Well, the problem is I like my job a lot and have no intention to change it in a hurry. But as a long term plan, the idea of applying to a hill university is certainly attractive.