Circa 2008 I was an pamphlet distribution boy for a Long Island event management firm. So one of the events I did was the IIT North America Alumni reunion held at a swanky hotel in Times Square. I was doing my usual stuff: eating all the good food relentlessly , picking up freebie t-shirt’s and pens, clicking self portraits etc etc you get the picture right ? So I met this guy from some company, TRC methinks. He looked so south Indian like me, so I took a guess he must be from Chennai; and I was right. Me and this guy hit it up pretty well. We chatted about state of life in general when he said he graduated from IIT-M and was now a trader on wall street. My jaw hit the floor. He asked me what I did. I replied. His jaw hit the floor.