Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Two Eulogies in two days

It takes a toll on you. All of a sudden, it makes you believe that death is imminent. It is close by. And you better live with the philosophy Steve Jobs made famous with his commencement speech, "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?"

Just in case you are not following my blog, the two people who I wrote about, were Steve Jobs and Jagjit Singh.

They couldn't be more different from each other. But from the time I have been thinking about writing this note, all I could see was similarities.

They both were geniuses in their own field and transformed the way people saw their respective industries. Mirza Ghalib once said, "When your creations are started being used by tawayafs and fakirs" - 19th century version of common man - "then you are destined to be immortal".

Steve Jobs did that to Personal Computers and Jagjit Singh to Ghazals.

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