In February 2010, I was at the annual cultural fest at my university campus, all excited because it was the first time I was going to see Euphoria- a famous Indian Rock band live. Eventually, the big moment arrived and I rushed towards the main stage area when I heard the presenter saying, “And here we welcome the band Euphoria. Give a huge round of applause for Dr. Palash Sen and his group.”
Dr. Palash Sen? Euphoria’s main lead singer is a doctor? These were the questions that popped up in my mind instantly and left me dumbfounded.
Palash Sen is an orthopaedic surgeon by profession but he is more renowned as the Godfather of Hindi Rock.
In our times, I think the phrase “Pinnacle of human capability” in terms of intellectual knowledge is meaningless. Nobody can predict the altitude to which an individual can soar and the path he will take to reach there. Our educational background and professional career no longer provides the boundaries to confine us. This is an era of endless opportunities as well as some crucial responsibilities.
The advent of “dot com boom” empowered people with the most powerful tool of all times i.e. the Internet which proved to be a major force in the rise of this ‘Networked World’. Directly or indirectly, internet has affected us all. It has not only changed the way we used to live but also the way we used to think.
Today, it doesn’t take us more than a few minutes to get all the required information on any idea in the world. I am sure if internet would have been here around the 1800s, Thomas Alva Edison wouldn’t have failed 1000 times in his attempt to make the incandescent electric bulb. Such is the power of internet which we, the people living in this generation, have been invested with.
But the question is how many of us have realised the true potential of this power? How many of us are really using this power to