It’s become commonplace, this sense of awe and amazement I feel toward my colleagues here. You’ve already seen me go on about their brilliance, commitment to outside passions, kindness and generosity, and ingenuity. Well, just bear with me one more time. Utpal wrote and published a book…a really great book.
(I’ve actually only read the first two pages [exam on Monday and all]…but I am stoked for 2:15pm on Monday, when my flight leaves for Boston and I can let myself become immersed in Utpal’s depiction of the Machhu dam disaster.)
And he did it all while working toward two doctorates. He says that this was a story that simply had to be told.