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The Windmill - Issue #19

Debashish Reang
Debashish Reang
Hi, friends!
I am so happy. We recently had what is called the “Harvard Dinner.” I know, it’s a fancy name for an ordinary dinner. Legend has it that it used to be a special dinner hosted to appreciate the visiting professors from Harvard in the ‘60s and '70s. The food was edible, but the evening was a special one.
I met up with many people (read snapped group photos) amid a busy week. And I’m happy that I did that for two reasons - I put my suit and formal shoes to use, and I did not spend time in my room overthinking my life. It was a win-win situation. Besides, it’s always a happy moment to run into the person you have a crush on.
The campus is gearing up for Diwali celebrations, as with the entire state. That means I have to be more careful while walking down the flight of stairs because they decided to wash every surface. I missed out on buying candles from the kids, though. That is a bummer. (If you have spare candles, can you please donate a few to me? LOL.)
Like I said previously, I have not been to Western India before this, so I am kind of excited for Diwali. For some reason, we have four days of holidays for Diwali, and I still can’t come to terms with that fact. Although, to be fair to IIMA, we have our midterms just the week after that. So, everything is balanced, as it should be.
I have hectic weeks ahead, but hopefully, I’ll still find time to send out weekly newsletters. I hope you are staying safe—happy Diwali (if you celebrate it). I wish you a happy festive season. Take care. Enjoy a few photos from that evening.
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- Debashish Reang

I still hate dogs.
I still hate dogs.
Notice the smiles and the differences in height.
Notice the smiles and the differences in height.
The North-Eastern Group (IIMA Class of 2023).
The North-Eastern Group (IIMA Class of 2023).
Books
I am reading Poor Economics by Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo. It has proved very insightful so far.
I have finally finished reading The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. I’ll write a book note on it, as soon as I get some free time. In the meantime, you should check out my reading list.
I have also started reading Nothing Much Happens by Kathryn Nicolai. I have read about ten chapters, but I had to return the book to the library before finishing reading it. I’m thinking of buying myself a copy of the book. Or, if you’re feeling particularly generous, you could gift me the book.
There are just so many things going on in life that I have been slacking off on reading. I need to return the book to the library soon. I think I’ll buy the paperback.
Please let me know if you know of better/faster ways of reading books.
Quotes
One of the most painful moments in a person’s life probably comes with the insight that an age has been reached when there is more to look back on than ahead. - A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman
“Learn from your past and be better because of your past,” she would say, “but don’t cry about your past. Life is full of pain. Let the pain sharpen you, but don’t hold on to it. Don’t be bitter.” - Trevor Noah’s Mom
Tweets
Remzel 💫
we went from October 1st to October 30th in 3 days
Elon Musk
Am thinking of starting new university:
Texas Institute of Technology & Science
Narendra Modi
On her death anniversary, paying tributes to India’s former Prime Minister, Smt. Indira Gandhi Ji.
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