Thursday, August 14, 2008

An Explanation

I have been away from my blog for the longest duration yet. I owe everybody an explanation. Before I explain, I would like everyone to read a mail that I sent to all my colleagues on the 1st of August 2008:

Hi All,

Today is my last day in Wxyz.

The journey that had started on 15th July 2005 has finally come to an end today. And there couldn’t have been a more apt line describing my feelings and reasons for leaving this company than the quotation in the picture given above.

Wxyz was my first company. I got selected from campus, and here I transformed into an IT professional from an IT student. Although it is not discernible at any given point of time, that change is substantial. I learnt a lot of things here in Wxyz, the primary among them being related to business communication. It will be a lie to pretend that every experience in these three years was sweet. I also had my share of bad experiences, which would probably outnumber the good ones. However, it will also be a lie to say that I am leaving Wxyz because of my bitter experiences. I’ll quote a line from one of my favourite poems, Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson: “I am a part of all that I have met; yet all experience is an arch wherethro’ gleams that untravell’d world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.” You guessed it right. I am not going away to join another company but I’m going to do Ph.D. in Computer Science from a US University. Computer programming has always been my first love, and although I was safe and secure in this 'harbour' called Wxyz, the open sea beckons me once more.
But the fact that I’m leaving Wxyz need not mean that we lose touch. I have a personal blog at It has fallen into disuse a bit over the last few months, but it will be more regular now and you'll get updates about my life. You can mail me at and you can see the photographs taken by me at, and
Thanks & Regards,

Sugata Banerji.

So, for the last couple of months I have been extremely busy in shopping, packing and paperwork. Not that I could not have blogged if I wanted. However, if I blogged, I would have wanted to write about things that I really did not want to make public till the last moment. I can't blog about things that I don't want to write about spontaneously. That would make me an author. I am just a blogger.

The human mind is a strange thing. When I got this job four years ago, my mind was in a strange state... I couldn't concentrate on anything for a few days. The same feeling returned the day when I got my US Visa and I resigned from my job. The preparation for this day had started almost year and a half ago; yet when that day really came, I couldn't believe it.

Anyway, the main news now is, I arrived in the US last night and my head is bursting with a headache and new blog posts. As soon as the former goes away, the latter will be typed out.

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