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100 mile dour
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What an awesome journey! I feel very ‘under accomplished’ ( if that’s a word) seeing this! 🙂
Thank you Rajib Roy! you certainly inspire your followers to be more thoughtful!
Wow! You should write a book on productivity and time management. Next time we meet/talk I will take copious notes. Truly inspirational!!!
I was going to write a book on time management but simply cannot seem to make time for it! Ha Ha !!
thats purpose….you should not call it a dashboard, makes it sound very corporate. PurposeBoard! Love it Rajib!
Rajib, you are an inspiration, I am exhausted just looking at this! Really enjoy your updates and your kind efforts to keep in touch with friends old and new!!
Impressive list of accomplishments!
I think you rlist is very impressive for 2017 too.
You are making every living moment count. Truly inspirational
I also started writing letters by hand. No fancy pens. But I have started writing pretty long letters, often 10 pages of A4 size paper full of words. Trying to get a miniscule of past era. Doing this with friends that i used to write 25-30 years ago.
I cannot write for 10 pages. Mine are one page long (sometimes more). But I do use calligraphy pens, fountain pens, monogrammed paper and the whole nine yards!! I am sure it gives you as much pleasure as it does to me. Best is when people in India get those letters (often ten days later}!!!
Rajib, with everyone on email, who do you write these letters to?
I still write full page thank you letters to the host and hostess if I went for lunch or dinner at somebody’s place. If you remember, I started this practice in Dallas (Dec 2005 to be precise). I also write to folks in India once in a while. In fact, right now, I am getting prepared to write two letters to my nephews…
Rajib Roy my college friend kept asking me, often on international calls – “Tor chithi kobe ashbe?”…….2 weeks hoye gelo, 3 weeks hoye gelo, etc. Actually, there is something very physical about writing, enveloping, pasting a stamp and then counting the days. Something organic…..The same excitement is there at the receiver’s end……more so, if it is unexpected. Much as we have progressed in sending feelings and communications in minutes, seconds, and somedays maybe in milliseconds, we have lost a bit of emotion that had to trade with the motion….(like bangla e bole na : Biggyan onek beg dieche, kintu aabeg kere nieche”). Expectation levels have gone up. 100 years back what a “runner” did amid perilous night long journeys, is done in seconds today. Has the “value / weightage” of the information really waned over the years? Or the “cost to convey”, with the cost of logistical/human/hazard/time/relational (remember “ghore tar priya eka shojjay bineedro raat jaage”?) have plummetted and therefore we really dont feel the value of getting the little precious nuggets of information, amid the overdose of information. It is just another little kick to the synapses for a few seconds…..and then we scurry around for the next piece of information, and the next………
Tumi nomashho rajib
You have learnt to value every moment of your life Rajib. Salute
What a great year Rajib. Congratulations!
wow… how do you manage it. And so systematically.
I am ashamed to admit that most of them annual and some have monthly goals too! And every week Monday morning, I get up a little earlier to track the goals. Like I said, I am ashamed to admit to it 🙂
Wow!! that is some commitment… I am ashamed I didn’t pick up anything after spending a year sitting next to you!!!
Great year Rajib Roy. You are quite an inspiration. Keep it up. Great people like you make this world better every day.
Oh! thank you! I don’t think I deserve all that. But I will take it!
Don’t forget your active music career!
Rajib, your approach to life is amazing,delving into multifarious avenues and turning your experiences into interesting memoirs.Have made interesting reading.
Planning, Endurance and achievement- a lot to learn from you! Keep on inspiring
Happy and productive year !!!
Awesome accomplishments Rajib – all in one year! Inspirational. I have picked up a few pointers and created some goals for me in 2018. Let’s see if I can now follow through on them. Thanks for your inspirational posts mixed in with a lot of humor and [life] perspectives. Thank you.
This world will be more nice and beautiful for a extraordinary man like you.Example.God. bless you.
This world will be beautiful and nice for an extraordinary person like you God bless you.
My 9th grade daughter and I just started collecting fountain pens and calligraphy pens. Post a 101 about adding to our collection and where do you get monogrammed paper from?
Try going to the Dallas Pen Show (it is usually end of Sep at the Doubletree hotel in Galleria). You will see at least 3000+ fountain pens ranging from $30 to $10,000. If you go to India, let me know which city you will go to. I will see if I can find some shops there that carry vintage pens…
For monogrammed paper, I get them done by Vistaprint. You can try out Zazzle too.
Very impressive Rajib! And inspirational…. Hats off !
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