A very exciting day, had a chance to listen to Stephen Hawking. He came to my institute, even without making any official announcement, the auditorium was overflowing. I sneaked in the crowd using the skills that I developed in India by booking movie tickets, finally I was able to sit right at his foot and listen to his talk, and it was a very simple talk as he was addressing mixed crowd and school audience. A thought provoking statement he made was “does our (human) intelligence gives us a better chance to survive when we compare with the fellow living things like bacteria?” Finally he sat with us to see some exclusive pictures from Mars and Titan. To see this man, who cannot make any voluntary movement of the body, speaks using a computer and voice synthesizer makes us wonder what drives people in science?