Games That Life Plays.

To the left is Gauranga Prabhu of ISKCON.

To the right is Sundar Pitchai.

Both graduated in Engineering from prestigious Indian Institutes of Engineering in the same year. The former is a leader in matters spiritual and the latter a leader of the world’s largest IT company.

Don’t you find it amazing?

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6 Responses to Games That Life Plays.

  1. Kylie says:

    This week at work we have a group of people training to work as chaplains. One of them is a man I grew up with but haven’t seen in about 25years (which I think fits with your last post)
    Life has returned a few people to my acquaintance lately.
    The man from this week’s class has worked as butcher, motor mechanic, funeral director, Christian minister and now chaplain so yes, life does interesting things and his gentle spirit is suited to his newest incarnation but he probably needed his other careers to bring him to this point

  2. shackman says:

    A Hare Krishna that was technically educated? Yeah- that amazes me but it is probably my fault for not knowing it outright. To my embarrassment I still hear that and think of the invasive in your face practices of Hare Krishna followers years ago. Back when I routinely flew I remember being virtually assaulted at every major airport by chanting groups. i found it quite irritating most of the time. Perhaps if I had an Indian friend back then I would have asked questions and been better informed.

    Amazed that an Indian runs google? Not at all. Asians in general, Chinese and Indians in particular take advantage of opportunities here in the USA – moreso than many if not most Americans. IT departments in many companies are populated with employees from those countries and the cream does rise to the top. I think the fact that Google is an international company helps keep him here as otherwise I think he would be back in India running an Indian company.

    • The in your face proselytising of the Hare Krishna movement in its infancy was offensive to me too. I doubt that they are as aggressive now as they were then. With mass media at their disposal, they don’t really need to.

      No, I am not amazed that an Indian runs Google. There are enough examples of other Indians in high positions in the West for me not to be. That these two engineers who graduated from college the same year have take such diverse paths to fulfilment is what amazes me.

  3. tammy j says:

    their amazing talents notwithstanding… (I’ve always wanted to use that word!)
    I love the fact that they’re so comfortable and happy to be wearing their native clothes. they look masculine and fine!
    I actually prefer it to the western suit for Pitchai.
    tammy j recently posted..having it all

    • How strange! Earlier today, two young ladies, friends of my children came visiting and insisted on taking me out for lunch with them. My pleas that I will need to change did not deter them and they insisted that I go as I was, in my native dress of lungi and kurta and that is what I finally did. I had a lovely time too.

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