A Remarkable Career.

My friend Rajinder posted this image on my WhatsApp page.


Below the image he had written in Hindi a statement translated into English – “This is how young boys grow up to become engineers.”

I couldn’t resist the temptation to post a response and posted this image.

At the bottom, I added in Hindi the message – “This is how young boys grow up to be Captains of ships.”

A little background. Rajinder and I go back to the eighties of the last century when we were both colleagues selling to gullible customers in our Himalayan Region. We made one memorable trip together there and I had met him during many other occasions at our offices. He decided that being a salesman was not what he wanted to do and so went to sea.  We lost track of each other all these years, but thanks to modern social media reestablished contact recently.


Rajinder eventually retired as a Merchant Marine Captain a few years ago. A remarkable achievement for a landlubber from the interiors of our vast country and particularly from the hills!

Rajinder reestablished contact with me on Face Book some time ago  and we have been in regular touch since then exchanging messages mostly on WhatsApp or over the telephone.  Apart from this interesting background, he is also a poet of Hindi verse and posts many couplets on Face Book.

Post retirement, he has settled down in Jaipur, a town that is 700 Kms from the nearest Port!  Like me, he too spends a lot of time in his garden and with his dog.

He has promised to make a trip to Pune to meet me personally and I eagerly look forward to it.

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10 Responses to A Remarkable Career.

  1. Best wishes to Rajinder and happy retirement.
    Coffee is on

  2. tammy j says:

    how wonderful! that is one thing the internet has given to people.
    the chance to re-connect with old friends. I’m happy for you both.
    he certainly made a fine looking captain!
    (and the pictures in this post and the way you used them are adorable)

  3. not only does the internet reconnect people, it adds to life other friendships…interesting that Rajinder retires a fair distance from the sea…maybe he missed “land” whilst he plied the seas.
    Catherine de Seton recently posted..I’m already to sew!

  4. Wisewebwoman says:

    How lovely these reconnections with long lost friends and colleagues, the bonus of the web.

    XO
    WWW

    • Yes, I am very grateful to the web for exactly this reason. As I write this, I am trying to reconnect with two people using Facebook and hope that I will succeed.

  5. Joared says:

    Wonderful to resume connections from long ago. That has occurred for me, too, in a few instances. Enjoy!

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