6 December 2013

This is why I dig up my past…

Most of you are aware that one of my life’s missions is to keep in touch with people who have crossed my path long time back. I have been in many ways – perceptibly and imperceptibly, influenced by each one of them. Reconnecting with them – often after decades – is my way of thanking them for the opportunity I had to spend some time together in this short life. That, to me, is a reward in of itself.

Sometimes, though, there are awkward situations when a person cannot recognize me – in spite of giving vivid details. That is often frustrating and embarrassing. On the other hand, sometimes it is not only the case that I get the thrill of reconnecting with somebody from long past – but soon realize that I know somebody else that has crossed their path before and I put them together. That gives great satisfaction. One such incident happened this week. This email will always be there for me to read up every time I get frustrated following dead ends looking for my friends from the past…(names redacted to respect privacy; I will leave it up to them to identify themselves if they want to)

From: XXXX
To: YYYY; Rajib Roy <roy_rajib@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2013 7:59 PM
Subject: RE: Re-introductions

Great to hear from you … wow what a small world! Smaller when you note that most of my school friends now know Rajib 🙂
Yes we should catch up – send me your phone # and will chat over the weekend.

Thanks for all the connects bhai. Suddenly feel I am part a long lost group that I was just unaware of.
Hi to Sharmila and bachcha log, and do look ZZZZ up when you are in DC next.


Posted December 6, 2013 by Rajib Roy in category "Intersection Points


  1. By Rajib Roy on

    Roger, Maybe my blog site title should be changed from “History of my Future” to “The Art of Stalking without Restraining Orders” 🙂

  2. By Vikram Das on

    There is a lot to be said for reaching out and connecting with old friends and relationships. It is like going back in time and reliving those special moments without the benefit of a time machine.

  3. By Malika Ghosh Garrett on

    Identifying myself as the person the 1st email went to above 🙂 🙂 🙂 and so happy – glad you stalk – you are a master connector and I am happy we met 🙂

  4. By Raja-Gautam Kar on

    Thanks Rajib…this topic is something very near and dear to me. I try to do the same but not as successful as you are…one thing I do though almost everyday…remember some of them who have touched my life and made me what I am today; I pray for their wellbeing before I call it a day. You do an excellent job in connecting people and reaching out to them.

  5. By David T Leach on

    Rajib you are something else…I wish I had the stamina but suspect this will await retirement. very worthwhile project…hope all is well with you and yours..>D


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