Life's Like That...!!!

HE will keep testing you from time to time and you will see lots of UP's and DOWN's......try to never give up, you will definitely succeed in HIS test.....

Isn't time Running Out

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths - Mark Shepard




Book: Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths
Author: Mark Shepard
Rating: 4/5

Pages: 46
ISBN-10: 0938497197
ISBN-13: 978-0938497196

Okay. Lemme tell you first, I'm not a Gandhi Fan, hence there won't be any mention of the word "Mahatma" before Gandhi's name in the whole post except for the book title. Also this book has been written by an admirer of his.

The book has been written in a very brief and precise manner. There are many aspects about Gandhi and his actions which we generally neglect because either we've only read about some repetitive stuff, praising Gandhi, since our school days or about what he did wrong (which is a lot of stuff been published in the last 2 decades and is banned in India). This book has covered those neglected aspects beautifully.

In this small write-up, Mark has basically focused on Civil Disobedience, Non-Violence and Satyagraha Movements started by Gandhi. Here he has explained the basic principles of these movements, which at least I, personally, have not found anywhere. After reading this text only I realized that these things were obvious from the names only, but has never been thought by anyone. In simple words, he has provided us with an obvious picture about Gandhi which none of us wanted to paint about him either because many of us didn't think about it and rest who thought missed or neglected it; or remaining others, like me, were busy criticizing him. I don't want to go into the details as the book is already too small and simply written.

Anyway, the book is a must read, especially if you're an anti-Gandhi. Obviously every one has a positive and negative conscience and if the so-called "Father of the Nation" has really thought in the way as Mark has explained, then for the first time Gandhi has gained a small bit of respect from my side.


PS: The paperback edition of the book might look expensive, but it's available in a decent and affordable price in Kindle Edition on Amazon.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Where can I find her...??? ♥




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One thing is for sure that one day I'll surely have a pet. As of now the question is, where can I find this one?

Can someone help? :D
 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Timepass Shayari from a Timepass Shayar...!!!


Here comes another timepass shayari from a timepass shayar. ;)


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जिसने कभी इश्क़ न किया हो, उसको ही अपने पे फक्र होता है ।
किसी टूटे हुए दिल से पूछो, इस दास्तान का कभी लब्ज़ों में ज़िक्र नही होता है ॥ 

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PS: Just wrote it as part of a discussion. Sounded good, so sharing it here. Don't ask the context. :P 
PPS: And then they say that you shouldn't leave your mind wandering. Why shouldn't I...??? :D


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Life has it's own plans for you, whether you like them or not...!!!


"Everyone secretly thinks they've figured out what their life's gonna be like.
But what no one ever considers is that life has its own plans for you, whether you like them or not.
So don't try to define it totally on your own, better understand the flow and act, or you'll be disappointed."


The last month was pretty tiresome. I was out on different trips in different parts of the country. During the travel time in each trip and during the stay I had interactions with many different types of people. From the stay part, I knew each and everyone beforehand, but never had any opportunity to interact with them intimately. Somehow, I indulged in conversations on different levels with few elders also who never talked to me on the level at which they would have discussed earlier, maybe due to my age (Maybe I've started looking more mature? :D ).

Anyway, whatever the case maybe, Life never stops screwing up with us. If we think that we've handled one situation, another one will come which surely we'd have neglected. If I try to be precise, there are four different fronts in life on which we have to act and manage simultaneously:
  1. Emotional: Comprises of parts from family life to love life.
  2. Intellectual: Portions where we try to satisfy our intellectual needs. Simple example, "Mental Satisfaction during Work".
  3. Financial: Money, how to earn so much, that you can satisfy your needs and responsibilities.
  4. Social: Skip family and love and then everything dealing from relatives to friends to colleagues to etc. etc. etc. will come under it.

Now comes the part where you must be thinking that few things are interrelated. Lets start with 2 at a time.
  1. Emotional + Intellectual: One of the combinations where our life gets messed up because each of them has to be partially compromised. If you choose to work at a place where you're mentally satisfied, then you might end up loosing your loved one. Vice-versa is also applicable.
  2. Financial + Intellectual: Ask anyone working in a big firm, not more than 5% will be satisfied with the work they'll be doing. They are surviving there due to (90% chance) financial reasons as they're being given huge salaries. Now the trend is changing, but still many small companies are there which are doing remarkable work but are yet waiting for some big VC to get funding. If you're stuck there during that time, you're definitely surviving on small bread crumbs to satisfy your intellectual needs.
  3. Emotional + Financial: Stating an easy example of a common Indian man. He wants to go abroad to earn, but family restrictions comes in his ways (obviously a big responsibility).
 ***Social: I'm skipped this one, as humans are becoming inert day by day. No one gives a shit about anyone apart from their first relations and the person with whom they're closely/emotionally associated with.

Okay, Let's take an easy and obvious case of all three main points together.
  • Emotional + Intellectual + Financial: Club all the problems in the above section where we discussed 2 of them at a time. Small example, you get the opportunity, but you are not able to go to that place either due to family or love life. Financial and (maybe) intellectual sacrifice. Another example, your family requires you to earn high. Even you're earning high, but you don't have decent work here. Intellectual sacrifice, it is.
Similarly loads and loads of cases I've seen which puts us in a state of dilemma and we end up sacrificing one or sometimes on two of the fronts of our life.

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Obviously, we can't handle all of them together. There comes the problem that when we start bothering ourselves about these things. But you know what, recently I realized that life's like that only. There's no point bothering about it. It always screws up and plays around with us. This at the end leads us to "quarter-life crisis" when we're young (making us think what we are up to) and at later stage the same situation is called "mid-life crisis"(making us think what we were up to).

I can easily predict the obvious and biggest question that keeps on coming to everyone's mind who has started thinking or relating the things from their life as they are going through this post or have been through any of these situations or phases of compromises during their lifespan, is:

HOW TO AVOID IT?

Well, it can't be avoided. Only the misery can be reduced. Reason is, firstly, we're designed like that by HIM. We'll never be able to stop those thoughts that comes to our mind and they'll always bother us. Believe me, you'll never be satisfied (unless you reach the stage of NIRVANA). Only thing we can do is to think less about it, which is possible only when we keep ourselves busy in different stuff. Again, "stuff" we'll be doing, those obviously come from what targets we set in our lives, right? In short, worry again, as targets not getting fulfilled. So, as my dad told me once and as Britishers have ruled India, "Divide and Rule". So first, have a long term plan, have a vague picture (Why Vague?, Read the first bold and quoted line in the post.) and then divide the vague picture to have short term targets. Okay let's sum it up:
  1. Keep yourselves busy, with short term targets and hobbies.
  2. To set short term targets, first have a vague picture of long term target (Why Vague?, Read the first bold and quoted line in the post)
  3. Divide vague picture into small short term targets. Repeat Step one.
I understand that it's tough to implement everything precisely, but at least we can make some efforts by not loosing our patience, right?

PS: Those who reached till here, I want to add that I'm just a 25 year old guy who hasn't seen much in his life, so might not be the right person to take advice. But I've been through (or in a way still going through) the crisis and have wondered a lot how to figure it out. During the trips I met a person (who played an important part in my life of what I'm right now) after long time and realized he is sort of in his Mid-Life crisis. We had a discussion for couple of hours. This post is majorly from the discussion I had with him and remaining part of it is derived from the person who falls under my emotional front.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak



Book: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Rating: 5/5

Pages: 592
ISBN-10: 186230291X 
ISBN-13: 978-1862302914

I'd like to start by quoting what I wrote on Goodreads after completing the book.


"THE BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN.
There are no words to describe the beauty and perfection with which it has been written. I'll just say that if you want to read something perfect, this is it."



First few general pointers about the plot:

1) The story of the book revolves around a young girl, Liesel Meminger, around the time of world war II. 

2) The book has been narrated by "Death".

The book starts somewhere by the graveyard, where by her brother's graveside Liesel grabs upon a book, "The Gravedigger's Handbook", which was left abandoned in snow. The book thief's first book.

With Liesel being sent to live with her foster parents, Rosa and Hans Hubermann, the story revolves around these three characters and Rudy Steiner (Liesel's best friend).

From the story perspective, it could have just been taken as any normal book. However, the author has put a beautiful tincture of narration by death that makes it exceptionally amazing. The book has been written in so much poetic way that each and every line is worth reading and re-reading.

Here are the few instances from the book that I'd like to quote:

Death: "People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me it’s quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations, with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors. Waxy yellows, cloud-spat blues. Murky darknesses. In my line of work, I make it a point to notice them."

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Death: "Yes I know it.
In the darkness of my dark-beating heart, I know. He'd have loved it all right.
You see?
Even death has a heart."

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Death: "You don’t deserve to be this happy, Liesel. You really don’t.
Can a person steal happiness? Or is it just another internal, infernal human trick?"

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Death: "She walked through the corridor darkness in the direction of silence that had once been noisy, toward the thread of moonlight standing in the living room."
 
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These are just few of my favorite instances. The whole book is a perfect example of a combo of beauty-perfection-class.

PS: One of my friend told me that you'll fall in love with this book if you'll read it. The first thing, after finishing the book, I did was to ping her and first thing she told was "Pyaar ho gya na? (Fell in love, right?)" Believe me, that was true, I did fell in love with it.



 

The Recession Groom - Vani



Book: The Recession Groom
Author: Vani
Rating: 2.5/5

Pages: 295
ISBN-10: 9384226580
ISBN-13: 978-9384226589


The story of the book revolves around a guy, Parshuraman Joshi, from India who settled abroad for work after his higher studies.

As the title of the book suggests, the story goes on in a very expected pattern. The guy earns a decently good salary and his family, as always happens in many Indian families, wants to get him married. The reason for getting him married is that he will soon turn 30(in couple years), he will expire in the marriage market and he won't get good girls after that. However, as the story proceeds, his sister, Ragini, in India tries to fix his marriage. On the other hand, his aunt Parvati, with whom he lived and finished his higher studies get proposals for him. While the whole drama continues, "Recession" hits him and he loses his job (pretty much predictable from the title).

The rest of the story follows with how he manages his life through the phases of joblessness and part-time job, while he tries to get his hands on a good full-time employer along with coping up with his family's reactions to the situation. The book perfectly portrays the reaction of the melodrama of how relatives in any typical Indian society reacts to different situation.

Positives:
  • Writing style was decently good
  • Few punch lines were their which will make you laugh

Negatives:
  • Too much of melodrama, could have been avoided,
  • Don't expect any twist and turns in the book. Simple and straight forward story, as you'd predict.
  • Ending was totally and typically Indian movie style. Disappointed.


You can try it if you want to read something decent from an Indian author after being bored from Chetan Bhagat and similar authors.

PS: Special thanks to The Readers Cosmos for providing the opportunity to review the same.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Dawn...!!!



It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.



Beyond infiltrating radiant beams, lies a mystical sky;
Covered in awry patterns that wry.
Garbled aerosols with zephyr went raveling;
What felt like a fractal, all that revere went quenching;



A ruddy new sun rising beyond the horizon;
Letting go off those days as all were bygone.
Learn from the past, is that's what's doctrine?
Plausible it may be, let's glide-by with a smile that's benign.






PS: No matter how much we resist, it is the human nature that we end up holding-up on memories of bygone era. However, in that time we forget to welcome the new sunshine that comes with a new day. 


Friday, September 25, 2015

Picturesque...!!!


One of my old sketches...!!!

The day he saw her rising,
Freeze the moment was all he desired. 
'Coz rising sun was no more the nature's scenic beauties,
He admired.

Wrote it for today's prompt "PAUSE" from Friday Phrases.

PS: Romantic, not my genre, but these lines turned out to be good. Inspiration, dunno exactly :D
Result of another random early morning desires of letting the thoughts flow in the form of words...!!!


Monday, September 21, 2015

Perpetuated...!!!



Permeating my abode with the heavenly halo stream;
Befallen on a Sunday afternoon in a beautiful dream.
Numbness of soul and peace within; while
The heart sways to the harmony without a rile.


Reliving bygone memories with friendship in tandem;
Evergreen memories and moments worth holding 'em.
Radiant vibes; frequency rhymes;
Confluenced minds definitely chimes.






PS: Some moments with some souls are worth cherishing. The best part is when those souls become perpetuated with yours.
Another one from the evening and once again another thanks to Sunny.



Sunday, September 20, 2015

Predicament...!!!



When you had it all figured out;
Did you consider life putting in its clout?
If there be a day, the way we wish it to be;
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What did we lose; a day before or a day after to see?

Chaotic life within which we dwell;
Liveth man within his own well.
Ego hadth neither been a bane nor a boon;
Yet affecth everyone with its ludicrous toon.

A blip in cosmos, yet the cosmoses surround us;
Ignorance gives fodder to delusion without a fuss.
A meandering stream overcometh its hurdle tell;
Like a wandering mind, rummaging without its well.

No edit, nor throw; neither it's to and fro;
Yet it affects all our lives as we grow...!!!



PS: Special thanks to Sunny for helping in penning down these thoughts after a wonderful brain-storming and mutual-learning session.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time is not at all a Healer...!!!


All great idioms should not necessary be true. Sometimes they are bullshit also.

Everyone says: "Time is the best healer."

My version: "Time is not at all a healer. With due course in time, we learn to live with our problems. We sometimes get so much used to it that we even forget that the problem exists. But they are never healed."

PS: It all starts with an idiom which builds the faith in a person because of some small random events which we start relating to it. However, when some real situation comes in life, then these things only make a person turn into an ATHEIST.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

CHILD ABUSE: A Dire Need to listen to THE SOUND OF SILENCE of our KIDS...!!!


In India they say,

"बच्चे भगवान का रूप होते हैं।"
"Kids are the incarnation of God Himself."

All their childhood, parents admire their kids' innocence and naughtiness, teach them about the moral values and culture, educate them in the best possible way they can support with the resources they have. Why? So that in the later stage of life, they can stand up and live on their own as a respectable and self-dependent individual in the society.

 


Taking a simple of example of building a house from playing cards. If all the cards are placed properly and the foundation is good, it always stands tall and supports almost anything.









However, if just one card is placed wrong, it can shatter the whole structure, almost anytime.










What if this actually has happened/happening/happens-in-future in the foundation you're building for your kid's bright future?

FYI, this is actually happening at a rate more than we can anticipate. More than 50% of the kids are being abused, molested or in simple words, mentally-physically-sexually tortured and harassed. All this is happening, in non-other than what we call SCHOOLS, a place where we expect our kids to learn what we somehow can't teach them efficiently by ourselves at home.

In fact, 50% is very less of what is actually happening. Just in India, according to the reported statistics, 53% of the kids face some form of child sexual abuse. But the story doesn't end here. Many of the cases are not even reported, either because the kid never mentions that in front of parents, or because the parents doesn't raise their voices because of what people will think in society. In either case,
1) Parent should learn to speak out, and
2) Parents should find enough time to talk to their kids on daily basis in a friendly way so that kids are comfortable enough to mention their problems (which they might not even know are problems)

I understand that our society and western culture says that the kids should be given more "alone time" so that they can grow more independent, but that's not totally the way its gonna help. If we dig deep down in successful western families, there are many parents who spend evening time with their kids on a regular basis. They even spend one evening a week without any digital tech around them. Talking on regular basis does helps in many ways.

However, coming back to the original topic. In our society, when some girl is raped, people with orthodox mindset in our society blames on the girl only instead of guy that she was not well dressed or some bull-shit reason (will discuss that sometime later). But what about kids? They are innocent human beings who are just enjoying their gift of childhood. What was their mistake in it, if they get targeted by some pedophile from their vicinity? As a parent, will you not be bothered? If yes, then why not speak out? As an uncle or aunt of a kid with whom you've been very close, if this happens to him/her, how will you react? I guess it's high time. If our kids are not even safe in schools, we are not left with any place to go to make them ready for future. Just give it a thought that I've not included any other facts and stats for child abuse in other places, its just the brief facts of what is happening in schools.

PS: If you're still not ready to act, then please try to join this online event "Child Safety in Schools" hosted by Happy Parenting and Doctors' Circle on September 22, 2015 at 1300 hours. Please book your calendars for the sake of the future of your kids. Hope this helps.

See you at the event. Till then adios.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Notes to Myself...!!!



"When I first read Prather's manuscript, it was late at night and I was tired, but by the time I finished it, I felt rested and alive." 

Disclaimer: This post is more of a diary entry and personal account, rather than just any blog post. So proceed at your own risk. Those who're not going forward with the post, just read this one line:

If you're confused with how your life is proceeding, or you have been confused earlier with some similar thoughts and never got the answers, please read "Notes to Myself - Hugh Prather". It will be helpful.

Thanks
:)


Few days back I wrote a post about "Quarter Life Crisis". Couple of days later one of my friend called me to meet and but fortunately got late in reaching. I reached early with nothing to do, I was just wandering around the book stalls (that's what I usually do when I'm free) and found this book "Notes to Myself - Hugh Prather". I don't know why, but I purchased the book absent-mindedly and moved to the decided meeting spot to wait for my friend.

It was around 12:30 at night, when I reached back home, fully tired and shivering from cold. (thanks to Bangalore weather).

Next morning I had to go to office, but somehow I started reading it. 

(If you'd have been through post I was referring to in the beginning, then you'd know I was not in a appropriate mindset.)

That night I just read around 10-15 pages and slept(not sure when); but one thing I'm sure is that I was relatively much relaxed. Next morning I woke up relatively chilled out. Few questions answered. For others questions, I knew which direction I had to think in and also above all, I had to read the remaining book.

The book is very much written in the form of axioms. It might be possible that some of you feel that sometimes its just randomly posing some questions or telling some obvious statements in a better way. But many of them are something which we don't notice normally, but involuntarily do it.

I'd like to quote one stanza from the book here: 

"The mistakes I've been making is interpreting a sensation and assigning it a name ("tension", "fear" and "loneliness"). This makes it autonomous, an independent force that influences me. In actuality, feelings tend to follow interpretation and are as varied as thoughts. Whereas a quiet mind takes form as a quiet body."

As a result:  

"I don't feel 'I want'.
I feel 'I lack', and
I decide 'I want'." 

I know I've to read this book again, because I did something recently(involuntarily) and the situation is perfectly described by this instance from the book. I feel my recent act was involuntarily driven by my "then frame of mind".

I just related and grasped many things from this book which at that time were answering my questions or looked like answering them. Now going through it again somehow elaborates why I did what I did.

Well some actions are not reversible, but they are definitely healed with time. How much time, that's no one is sure of it, isn't it? Well, earlier I was very much confused about what's going on with myself. Although I am still confused right now, but I guess I've, relatively, a little more clarity than what I had few weeks back.

PS: If you're going through similar situations in life, I'd recommend you to try this book. If not, or had been through something similar earlier in life, then also read it.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

A Spontaneous Answer...!!!



Yesterday someone asked me two questions, I had the answers to both instantaneously, but later my answer to one of them actually made me think. :)


Friend: "A teacher who
taught you most, yet you hate him?"
Me: "Its Life, who else?"


PS: I guess I don't hate life if it behaves as life, but I sometimes hate it's teaching methods. But what Robert Frost once said, 

"I'm not a Teacher, I'm an Awakener"
 
perfectly suits what life wants to tell us.


Monday, August 17, 2015

Quarter-Life Crisis...!!!


Am I an adult?
Well that's what my parents say.
What I'm going to do in future,
I don't really see any clear and positive ray.


Elders ask: "Done with Masters?"

We say: "Yes"
Elders ask again: "Earning handsomely?"
We again say: "Yes"



Has anyone ever asked: "Are you happy?"

"Is this what you wanted?"
No, Because next statement always goes,
"Son, you're earning handsomely, so get married, grandchildren is what we wanted"



Having big bank balance, is this everything?

No it isn't.
But not having big bank balance, is that wise thing?
No it isn't.


Then what exactly is a wise thing?

Well nobody's knows.
Even the big and famous counselors, psychologists and therapists who get payed to sooth you,
They have also been through such phase, and they surely have been in the list of "Nobody knows".



 

What am I doing in life, and
Where am I exactly heading towards?
Only option right now feels right is,
To go with the flow and see what is planned from now onwards.


After reading this, I know that many people will call me,
With millions of advices.
So All I want to say is, "Dear folks, well this is called,
Quarter-Life Crisis."


Everyone faces it,

But some ignore it with some vices.
By the way, will talking help?
No, because talking is not what Introverts uses when such panic arises.




PS: Well, it happens. Ignore it.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

"No one walks away victorious" - Napoleon Beazley


For those who don't know about Capital Punishment:

"Capital Punishment or Death Penalty(as many know it), is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime."

Well, I'm no one to decide whether someone should get a death penalty or not. But there has always been few incidents which whenever I come across make me think "Whether giving Capital Punishment was worth it?" or "Why didn't they give the capital punishment, this person deserved it?" Depends on the situation. But law has always been weird. What can one say when most of the Life Imprisonment in India ends in 14 years. Mind it, I said "Life Imprisonment". :|

However, recently I was going through some book, when I came across the last statement of "Napoleon Beazley" who was convicted for murder of a father of Federal Judge. He was one of the last juvenile offenders to be executed in US. Anyways, coming back to his statement that was actually very moving and will definitely make you think on the subject at least once. Here it goes:

"The act I committed to put me here was not just heinous, it was senseless. But the person that committed that act is no longer here - I am. I'm not going to struggle physically against any restraints. I'm not going to shout, use profanity or make idle threats. Understand though that I'm not only upset, but I'm saddened by what is happening here tonight. I'm not only saddened, but disappointed that a system that is supposed to protect and uphold what is just and right can be so much like me when I made the same shameful mistake. If someone tried to dispose of everyone here for participating in this killing, I'd scream a resounding, "No." I'd tell them to give them all the gift that they would not give me...and that's to give them all a second chance. I'm sorry that I am here. I'm sorry that you're all here. I'm sorry that John Luttig died. And I'm sorry that it was something in me that caused all of this to happen to begin with. Tonight we tell the world that there are no second chances in the eyes of justice...Tonight, we tell our children that in some instances, in some cases, killing is right. This conflict hurts us all, there are no SIDES. The people who support this proceeding think this is justice. The people that think that I should live think that is justice. As difficult as it may seem, this is a clash of ideals, with both parties committed to what they feel is right. But who's wrong if in the end we're all victims? In my heart, I have to believe that there is a peaceful compromise to our ideals. I don't mind if there are none for me, as long as there are for those who are yet to come. There are a lot of men like me on death row - good men - who fell to the same misguided emotions, but may not have recovered as I have. Give those men a chance to do what's right. Give them a chance to undo their wrongs. A lot of them want to fix the mess they started, but don't know how. The problem is not in that people aren't willing to help them find out, but in the system telling them it won't matter anyway. No one wins tonight. No one gets closure. No one walks away victorious."

PS: Thanks to TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE to make the statement public.

cya...


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Just One Click & You Can Help Someone FREE OF COST...!!!




According to the latest numbers, only 29.8% of people in India are POOR, is it really true...??? Well, government says if you're earning 32 rupees every day and you're living in villages, then you're not poor. Also if you're able to earn 47 rupees every day in a city, then you're not poor. How can 47 or 32 rupees can fulfill your basic necessities. You won't be able to get one proper meal in 79 rupees (47+32) forget about 47 and 32 individually. These days even Public toilet also costs you up to 2 to 5 rupees just to allow you to attend your nature calls.


Along with that people have their basic needs, FOOD/SHELTER/CLOTHING. From where will they get that...??? Because if you roam around naked, People and Police will beat the shit out of you. Don't believe me, watch this video below.

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In short, shelter and clothing is necessary.


Every religion in India is allowed to follow their own customs, then why ain't this...??? so if you believe me, the actual number of poor in India has to be somewhere around, ummm, 

70%

That's pretty scary. However, their are many organizations trying to come up and are doing a lot about it these days. Recently I came across an organization, its actually unregistered right now so not exactly an organization, formed by 12 people. I personally believe, it's basically an awesome initiative keeping in mind people and families who belong to IT sector because I've observed people working in IT don't bother to bargain anywhere and like to spend money for luxury and waste time on internet like anything. However when asked to donate, they never do that. So there is this group who came up with this concept for such type of crowd in India. Visit to:

HELPIND.ORG

and you'll see 2 links that redirect you to "Amazon.in" and "Flipkart.com", the two most visited online shopping websites in India.


Just visit these links and you'll be directly forwarded to their respective homepages. No delay. No extra ads. No extra charges. Just 1% to 5% of what you'll shop will be donated by Amazon and Flipkart. Easy, isn't it...???

Here's a video distributed by the group, please have a look:

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If not directly, then lets try to make the world in which we're living a better world by spending a time by doing 1 extra click.

PS: Please do bookmark this link if you feel it's worth it.

PPS: For this page specifically, You've to disable any Ad-Blocker Add-ons if you've in your browser.


Monday, February 2, 2015

Dinner Will be Served...!!!


No offenses to anyone(ASUS or Indiblogger). Everyone is putting the traditional header. So I thought, let me put the actual title for the post. The line which tempted many to come for the meet. Partially true for myself too. Don't believe me, ask anyone. One fellow even mentioned it on being asked his reason to come there is, "It was mentioned in the mail that Dinner will be served."

Okay...lets get back to business. The reasons why I went to the meet...???

Asus reminded me of my first computer, which is now more than 10 years old. It has Asus motherboard and its still working. So our relationship goes way back and personal. That's why I had to go. The products are very reliable. Similarly, Zenfone series, never heard any shits about it. Their attempt in the phone market is really successful unlike Moto G, where reactions were mixed. And now they have released EeeBook X205TA.

The specs, considering the price range, are really good. Lets hope this also succeeds like their other initiatives.

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Now few other reasons which were equally responsible for me going for the meet...
I always used to think that "Corporate" is scary. Actually it proved to be right. Just 6 months into the job(still 2 days short of it) and I've almost stopped visiting my own page forget about scribbling something. I saw elders getting exhausted after days work and I used to wonder how sitting on chair in front of a screen exhausts you? Well it does. You don't feel like doing anything after that. Just have dinner and surrender yourself to your bed. I don't even feel like opening the laptop for movies... :(

Anyways...life is crazy...By giving weird opportunities it keeps on reminding you things from your past...sometimes they might be good one, sometimes bad... This time it proved to be good. the invite for an Indiblogger Meet by Asus reminded me that I have a blog(my dearest of all)... ;)

Also, Initially I was like "Kya yaar Friday ko rakh di meet, saturday yaan sunday ko rakh dete to kya chala jata". Then I realized..."Dude, Stretch the weekend...Leave early from office... :D" After all the venue was ITC Gardenia. Who'll miss it...??? Especially when they have mentioned specifically in the mail that DINNER WILL BE SERVED. So I reached the Venue directly from office with the Laptop and all other accessories I take to the company. ;)

So, after reaching there, as always I expected it to be a partially entertaining and partially boring...But thanks to Indiblogger and my small gang there, it was real fun. Games, Snacks and the most important part for any IT guy is the opportunity to get introduced to any latest gadget which is being released to the market. It started with usual fun activities and fortunately continued on and on. No one realised that how 4 hours passed. Everyone was fresh and energetic even though they have already spent their whole day at office and came.

Anyways, for those who missed the meet, you missed the first Indiblogger meet of 2015. So lets conclude with some pics:

Someone was targetting some real candid shots...!!!

 Few of us...!!!

 Random... ;)

 
With the Boss from Asus..!!!


PS: Now finally a request for Indiblogger Organizers: There was a long gap this time between the meets, please do it more frequently for the sake of us(IT guys). We really need a break at regular intervals... :(

PPS: Once again, for those who missed it, Dinner was awesome ;) 

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