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Excerpt from the Speech given by Chetan Bhagat at Symbiosis.
{Chetan Bhagat (born 22 April 1974) is an Indian English language author. He is the author of three bestsellers: Five Point Someone - What not to do at IIT, One Night @ the Call Center, The Three Mistakes of My Life. He is also the scriptwriter for 'Hello', the Bollywood movie based on One Night @ the Call Center.}

Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same with life; where health and relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die.

One thing about nurturing the spark - don't take life seriously. Life is not to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up? It's ok, bunk a few classes, goof up a few interviews, fall in love. We are people, not programmed devices.


"Don't be serious, be sincere."

Enjoy the moments................

 Top Comment : Paresh.Khanchandani    | 07 21 2009 14:35:52 +0000
Wow !! "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"
11 comments on "Speech By Chetan Bhagat at Sybiosis "
  Commented by  Nagpal Singh, Sales and Business Development, Babel Group of companies    | 12 04 2009 10:18:51 +0000
  Commented by  Paresh Dhembare, Area Sales Manager, ICICI Bank Ltd    | 09 23 2009 10:45:45 +0000
I read all thebooks by Chetan Bhagat. All are nice. Thanks for sharing the speech Mr. Deepak. 
  Commented by  prabhat mishra, Domestic Private Banking-Executive/Manager, PVT BANK    | 09 23 2009 09:31:44 +0000
chetan's view are 100% correct , they are in line with Traditional Indian ethos of sarve bhavantu suhkina and vasudhaiv kutumbakam . The moment we will realise this whole world will become a SWARG .
  Commented by  suchita Ambardekar, Financial Analyst, Falcon Brokerage house    | 09 23 2009 04:44:07 +0000
thanks for the referral...veejay bhatia...
  Commented by  sneha shukla, M.Sc student, L-BITS college    | 07 25 2009 15:43:24 +0000
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interesting!need some more doses like this by u,chetan.thanks.
  Commented by  Manish, Sales Executive/Officer, Amul    | 07 22 2009 14:44:15 +0000
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  Commented by  Ajay Ziz, Dy. Registrar, university of jammu    | 07 22 2009 04:10:15 +0000
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  Commented by  varsha, technical manager(QMS)    | 07 21 2009 18:42:49 +0000
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its simply great..
Don't be serious be sincere.

  Commented by  Viktor Stephen, COO, Business Mashup    | 07 21 2009 15:33:45 +0000
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"Life is what's happening to you when you are making other plans" 
  Commented by  Paresh.Khanchandani, BD Manager, Bennett, Coleman & Co. (The Times Of India Group)    | 07 21 2009 14:35:52 +0000
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Wow !!
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"
  Commented by  V.Durga Rao, Proprietor/Attorney - M/s Durga Rao & Associates    | 07 21 2009 09:39:06 +0000
Chetan's statement is in line with what Steve Jobs say. Onething I would like to say is that achievers will always say not to take life so seriously. Strange, but, it is true. Dr.Abdul Kalam has achieved so much in life as the entire world agrees, but, in his book "Wings of Fire", he regrets for neglecting his family when he was working as a scientist.
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