Monday, December 1, 2008

Teeing off with Free Radical 6

I got a message from Mathews in the morning telling me that I would find my copy of Free Radical when I get home. I was already at work by then and had no other option but to wait. But through the day, a series of emotions raced through my mind.

It was nearly two and a half years ago, during one of the club meetings, that the idea was put forth. Within an hour of animated discussion, the four page newsletter turned into a magazine and after a few months of wading through what seemed like truckloads of red tape, we finally had a college magazine.

Today, sitting in the Times of India office, working on a book, a sense of deja vu overcame me. After all it was the same thing all over again. The hunt for sponsors (made ToI richer by 50 lakhs), finding content, finding pictures, proofreading, re-proofreading and then getting excited by that first, low-res A-4 sheet printout which suddenly makes all those random pages strung together, feel like something publishable.

And, lest I forget, great job guys! The magazine has a very nice and refreshing feel about it and for you Rohit, who thought this would be an apt reply for our negative thoughts about this magazine not coming out, sorry boss, can't hide my happiness :)

Aastha, Krits, Varuni, Srb n Sid..I am sure you guys too share my happiness!

Shashwat, Deepak, Yash, Shashank, Nandita, Nitish, Shaurya, Gargi, Etika and Rohit..Carry on guys. You've done a great job!


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Was at the Qutub Golf Course yesterday where Kapil and Nikhil Chopra were also there. Kapil actually wears a stud on the left ear; sad, very sad. But it was the sight of Nikhil Chopra that really could not stop me from feeling sorry for you know who (Sid, you do know!)

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Tom Cruise (in cocktail)-:

"Talk is terribly overrrated as a means of solving dispute"

4 comments:

Aastha Goyal said...

Yes we do...though never a part of FR working team...i have always been attached to it...coz I have seen it take birth and grow..

Great work guys!!
Its great!!! :)

Nandita Mathews said...
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Nandita Mathews said...

*Jaw dropped to the floor*
50 lakhs??
Thank you,this feels as good as Saurabh's backbone-breaking pat in the back :)
But,credit goes to the guys mainly, especially deepak n yash, they worked their beep off..
ps:spelling error in the last comment,so had to delete it...

yashasvi said...

thanku, thanku.... :)