Singapora!!! – Part 1

One fine day, ganesh calls me and says, “Machan, paper selected da , Athuvum moonu conference la !!!” and immediately we do the oohing and aahhing gig (Well, not exactly). We were in cloud number nine faced with a dilemna , WHERE SHOULD WE GO?

a) Moscow

b) Singapore

c) (I forgot)

d) Dont go.

we thought and thought and thought and then thought some more, finally, Singapore it was (Moscow turned out to be toooo expensive). So the options became :

a) Moscow

b) Singapore

c) (I forgot)

d) Dont go.

That was november 2008, we went to college the next day and found out every single detail about how to get the sponsorship at college. Must have spoken to atleast 20 – 25 teachers about it, not to mention the seniors we called up :). Turned out ours was the only international paper accepted to be presented in this year, Oh La La!!!

After a month of toiling around , running back and forth between the HOD, the review panel and the principal, we finally got them to accept sponsorship for one person.

So there we were, January 2009 – with 50,000 INR from college as funding.

Two weeks ago we realized we had a problem, a small one actually… Ganesh did not have a passport.

Yeah, you read it right, GANESH DID NOT HAVE A PASSPORT!!!