Accepting Failures

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been a cynosure of the world for some of its remarkable feats, such as Mars Orbiter Mission (successful in its very first attempt) or Chandrayan-1 (for crucial evidence of water on the moon’s surface) or launching 104 satellites in one go, despite several constraints.

It seems they live the philosophy of “Less is More”.

One more remarkable feature of this esteemed organisation is accepting failures and its honest admission in the public domain.

Acceptance of failure demands humility and its admission takes courage.

Today, I woke up enthusiastically to witness the launch of the EOS-03 mission of ISRO whose objective was to provide real-time imaging of large area regions at frequent intervals for monitoring natural disasters and mapping natural resources such as forestry and water bodies.

The mission did not achieve its stated objective. It was a partial failure. It was sad. 

However, what inspired me is the continuum of ISRO’s tradition of honest admission of their failures.

Soon after they came to know about the failure (partial) of the mission, they came up with the following tweet (see image attached).

When I read the tweet, I remembered one of the speeches of Dr. Kalam on the failure of the SLV-3 rocket and how Satish Dhawan, the then Chairman of ISRO, took the failure head-on. This tradition continues at ISRO.

Culture of the organisation is shaped over the period of time and leadership has a great influence on it. 


तुम भीड़ में होगी..

तुम भीड़ में होगी,
मैं अक्सर खो जाऊंगा
तुम तन्हाई में होगी
तो बहुत याद आऊंगा
ठीक वैसे कि जैसे
सितारे दिन में
खो से जाते हैं
काली अंधेरी रात में फिर से
उभर के आते हैं

Oh gosh!!! Finally gotta chance to post something. Last two years were extremely hectic for me(was pursuing my masters). I was unable to post something significant during those days. I regret it. I know there will be a disconnect with my fellow readers, but I am sure you all must haven’t forgotten me 🙂

Would love to see your posts too and also looking forward to hear from new connections 🙂


Which Freedom?

The sky was deep blue that day. A kite was flying swiftly as the wind was just sufficient to give it a good flight. It reached to a great height and was cynosure for the other kite runners.

Credit: Google Image

Suddenly a thought struck to the kite that she could reach to even greater heights and could touch the zenith. But the string to which she was attached was just hindering its progress and limiting her aspiration. She wanted freedom from it, she wanted liberation.

A gust of wind helped her cause. She got liberated from the string, she was put under no restriction. A free flow movement across the landscapes and beyond the river made her feel euphoric.

But soon she fell on ground, became dirty and got defaced under the boots of by passers in the alley of a suburb.

Just think which freedom you desire? Not all limitations are limiting you, some helps you to stay at top.


सपने, अपने जो ध्वस्त हुए
उन मलबों को मैं उठाता हूँ
खंडहरों में अंधियारा है फैला
मैं उसमें दीप जलाता हूँ
विध्वंस हुआ, बस नींव बची है
मैं फिर से श्रृजन कर जाता हूँ


फर्क किसी को पड़ता है

नयनों पर कोई बाँध नहीं
जलमग्न सदा ही रहता है
सुबह शाम में,शाम रात में
चुपके से जा मिलता हैं
सभी व्यस्त हैं,
जीवन में मस्त हैं
गैरों की उलझनों से
कहाँ कोई फर्क किसी को पड़ता है!


Force of Love ..

Not the gravitational pull nor even the strong nuclear force, but for human, having deep emotions, LOVE is the strongest force in the Universe, yet if it is misdirected, it can make them feel one of the feeblest and most miserable creature of the creation.


P.S. The ardent follower of fundamental science, please forgive me for my dare that I challenged all established scientific evidences and came up with new set of theory 😀