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9 takeaways from the TED Talk by Shah Rukh Khan that is bound to inspire you.

“I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people,” says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood’s biggest star. In this charming, funny talk, Khan traces the arc of his life, showcases a few of his famous dance moves and shares hard-earned wisdom from a life spent in the spotlight.


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“Humanity is a lot like me. It is an ageing movie star, grappling with all the newness around itself, wondering whether she got it right in the first place and still trying to find a way to keep on shining regardless.”


“You can use all the money we all have earned to wage futile wars and give guns in the hands of young children to kill each other with or you can use it to make more food to fill their stomach with.”


“Neither power nor poverty can make your life more magical or less torturous. Whatever helps you survive is perhaps the oldest and simplest emotion known to mankind. And that is love.”


“Everything I said took a new meaning, everything I did- good, bad, ugly was there for the world to comment upon and judge. Everything that I didn’t say or do also met with the same fate.”


“”You can use your energy to spread the darkness of destruction or you can use it to spread the joy of light to millions.”


“You may use your faith to make people afraid and terrify them into submission. Or you can use it to give courage to people, so they rise to the greatest heights of enlightenment.”


“Mankind will never be wiser about its future unless it is coupled with a sense of love and compassion for their fellow beings.”


“The dignity of a life, a human being, a culture, a religion, a country, actually resides in its ability for grace and compassion, ”


“You may use your faith to make people afraid and terrify them into submission. Or you can use it to give courage to people, so they rise to the greatest heights of enlightenment.”

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11 inspiring quotes from ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ that will make you dream beyond the 9 to 5 job.

Sometimes all you need is few drops of inspiration to push you beyond your limits. Be it a job vs startup confusion or a fear of starting a business, this book is bound to give you a totally different perspective on money and life, leaving you spellbound for sure. Rich-Dad-Poor-Dad


“Don’t be addicted to money. Work to learn. Don’t work for money. Work for knowledge.”


“The philosophy of the rich and the poor is this: the rich invest their money and spend what is left. The poor spend their money and invest what is left.”


“Starting a business is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. In mid-air, the entrepreneur begins building a parachute and hopes it opens before hitting the ground.”


“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!”


“If you’re the kind of person who has no guts, you just give up every time life pushes you. If you’re that kind of person, you’ll live all your life playing it safe, doing the right things, saving yourself for something that never happens. Then, you die a boring old person.”


“The problem with having a job is that it gets in the way of getting rich.”


“The trouble with school is they give you the answer, then they give you the exam. That’s not life.”


“One of the great things about being willing to try new things and make mistakes is that making mistakes keeps you humble. People who are humble learn more than people who are arrogant.”


“If you are moving, even the fire will not hurt you. If you are standing still near the fire, even though you are not in the fire, the heat will eventually get to you.”


“It’s more important to grow your income than cut your expenses. It’s more important to grow your spirit than cut your dreams.”


“Jobs are a centuries-old concept created during the Industrial Revolution. Despite the reality that we’re now deep in the Information Age, many people are studying for, or working at, or clinging to the Industrial Age idea of a safe, secure job.”

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Thank You, Monday Morning.

Monday Morning, a name that indeed resonates more than The Times or The Indian Express in the NITR campus premises. This organization has indeed influenced more people in the institute than any other club or society.

I remember my AIEEE counseling days when my dad and I used to search for branches in NIT, placement stats, news about NIT and all that through Monday Morning. I have seen these people making the induction process literally like a job interview. From the organizational structure to the tests and tasks given, it’s all so systematic.

Owing to its nature of being the official media body of NIT Rourkela, some biasing in the report happens at times, sometimes even leading to the removal of the posts. But the impeccable efforts put in by the students is indeed commendable.

Thanks, Monday Morning, for the wonderfully jotted down interview session. You people approaching me for an interview session despite all academic deficiency was indeed a surprise for me. I hope the interview serves its purpose of being an inspirational pill for the dormant talents of NIT Rourkela.

For those who would like to spare five mins to read it, here is the link.


One thing I would like to mention here is that the things I said in the interview are very personal to me. That’s what I felt, and so I said. That need not be a guiding path to someone. Everyone has their own uniqueness, their own passion, their own inspiration. Work on it. Work diligently on it, even if that passion is academia or research. Only time can say, what it has in store for you. When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. You will feel that for sure at some point of your life.  All the best. Good luck. 


The best part after a few days of the interview was, a random guy calling me on the road and saying, “Hi, You are Abodid Sahoo? I saw your photo on MM and even read your interview. It was nice. I am interested in …….. “.


Some of the best things about MM  I have seen in my tenure along with some suggestions.

1. The Interviews

The interviews of students, professors, and alumni that get published have always been a source of inspiration and information alike. It’s great to see MM taking this legacy forward. It would be great if MM could even interview some of the hidden gems of NIT who do not have much of a social presence but indeed are quite talented in their own fields of interest.

2.The Polls

The polls have been quite useful in having an estimate of what NITR junta thinks and wants. Keep that up.

3.Photo of the week

I personally like this part, since it gives an opportunity to any random student of NITR to showcase his creativity. One suggestion I would give is, try collaborating intensively will Third Eye, Cinematics, Heartbeats and other media clubs to produce quality content. Sending MM members to classes and workshops by these clubs could also work.

4.Placement Live

It indeed must be taking quite a lot of timely efforts to keep that updated each and every day for the whole year. Hats off. This indeed is a page every student keep son checking and fantasizing. =D

Apart from that, MM being an organization with such a huge social media reach, it would be great if MM could help out clubs like SAE and Cyborg in raising funds who actually do some real engineering so passionately. I remember Mithun Babu working so diligently and even sleeping in the workshop for nights altogether. God bless this guy. He is an inspiration.


Wish to read about the recent Annual Alumni Meet of NIT Rourkela held in Hyderabad?
Click this link.

To see some videos by me and my team, click here.

Till then, take care. Stay inspired.




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