I remember the scariest day in my life which happened this same day, 31 years ago (2 Feb. 1980).
A young researcher, in an alien land, had to face a jury of highly competent Professors, in an open interrogation. The entire process, done in a foreign tongue, watched by more than a hundred people, was to decide the worth of more than three years of hard work. The result changed my life altogether. Not only was Partha crowned as "Dr. Partha", the jury gave an overwhelming approval for Partha's work, by awarding it a very high rating.
Thank you dear France, for making me what I am today.