9 October 2013


Business trips to Dallas always means opportunities to quickly reconnect.
Ran (barely managed to keep up is a better way of putting it) 5 miles with Subrata. I had met him way back in 2001 – and they promptly left for China! (Yeah! I kind of have that effect on people ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Our original connection was that my sister and his wife were elementary school classmates.
Next time I met him was in 2010 – Jan 1st when a bunch of us Bengalis went out for a run in Dallas to welcome the New Year.
Today, after the run, we sat down at the Starbucks to get to know each other a little more. Like me, he was born in a very small village! Unlike me, his rest of his growing up was in the same village. (That village got electricity after he moved to US).
Now get this. There is another small village nearby from there. Both our sisters are married to two guys from that other small village!! Same age group! We are trying to find out if they knew each other!! His brother-in-law’s dad was the headmaster of the school that my brother-in-law went to!!!
Go figure!!
Remember my point about intersection points!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


Posted October 9, 2013 by Rajib Roy in category "Intersection Points


  1. By Subrata Mukherjee (Post author) on

    Rajib – talked to my brother-in-law few minutes ago. My brother-in-law knows your brother-in-law. But your brother-in-law is from another ‘para’ than that of my brother-in-law. Ah – my wife should now be mighty pleased with me for so many mentions of ‘in-law’! Wait a sec – this in-law is from the other side!

  2. By Subrata Mukherjee (Post author) on

    On another note, Rajib, this early morning run with you was fantastic. You know that you are my inspiration when it comes to running. That 1st January run – I just started running. I remember you kept asking me if I was signing up for 5k or 5M. I should have signed up for 5k. But me being me – I signed up for 5M. You made sure I knew what I was getting into. I managed to do the 5M, but my lungs were stretched to the limit. Anyway, I can’t wait to get another opportunity to have the pleasure of running with you. Usually I am a loner when it comes to running. But you are definitely an exception.


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