Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Home Away - Again

Home Away - Again
At 21 when I stepped outside my home for the first time , I felt something unusual because I was going to stay from my family that I loved forever. My family was precious for me and of course family is precious for anyone! At that tender age, I got a posting at an unexpected location in North of India and I had not even envisioned working at that location.  But then, I somehow managed it. There were difficult situations but I was immature and not accustomed for such a major change in my life. In fact I didn't predict it. My mom used to be worried about her 21 yo son and of course she had some good reason to worry as I would call her every day and share my plights and sufferings with her.

But that solid experience  taught me life changing lessons. I  grew into a responsible individual. Exact 8 years later I am confronted with a similar situation. The only difference is that at that time I was too young but now I am a mature enough to understand things. Because I know that there are people who love you and constantly telling them your struggles at a new place will worry them. This time it was North of India but the South East of America. America was a dream country for many youngsters from the  far east. America beckoned!

I arrived here on 21st May 2017. The travel was smooth and at each terminal I had people who were helpful and answered all my questions. Its been one week in the US and I never felt like I was missing home. Social Media channels had made life  easier as I talk to my loved ones on an every day basis. Their physical presence won't be felt but at least you won't miss them because they are the one who actually care about you even you are far away.

How gracefully human minds evolve, right?  They adapt so quickly!  I hope to enjoy my stay in the new country - the land of opportunities. Lets see how it goes!

I had written a long post  the other day but I did not save it. Today when I launched blogger.com , it was just the title and an empty  content body that I witnessed.  At a first thought, I really felt weird and then I thought that I should be writing this. I have not had enough time for my blogs but I am at this point of my life where I feel that I should be giving more time to my blog and I believe that I would be doing it for sure.

I will be updating about my life in the US through my blog and I will blogging. It feels good to be back.

Sya

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Homosexuality is against our Indian culture...

The Bijrang Sena youth beckoned two young boys talking to each other at the library.  The boys were fond of each other and loved each others company. Their relationship was known to the entire college. 

The Bijrang Sena youth slapped both of them and told, 'Homosexuality is against our Indian culture.'

The two boys quickly ran out of the library. They both were visibly hurt as they only craved for acceptance but the society rejected them.

The Bijrang Sena youth later logged into Facebook and got amazed by the rainbow dp that symbolised Gay Pride support. He was mighty impressed by it. 

Moments later, he quickly changed his display photo reflecting the Gay Pride colours and wrote a caption - ' I support Gays and Lesbians. '


This blog post is written as a part of the A to Z Challenge annually held in April every year.

My April A to Z Challenge 2017 post will be written on a common theme - Hypocrisy of Indians.




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Saturday, April 08, 2017

Girl Child Vs Boy Child

Mahabir Phogat, a former Wrestling champion had lots of dreams on his eyes but unfortunately, he bowed down to family pressure and couldn't fulfil his dreams.
He thought that only a boy could fulfil his dream. But slowly his dreams started getting dimmed when his wife delivered four girls.

Even at that moment, Mahabir Phogat was of the opinion that only a guy could win a Gold medal for India at the  International stage. 

But one day his daughters thrashed a boy who abused them. This event led to Mahabir Phogat's Hruday Parivartan ( change of heart)

Imagine if this event hadn't happened like the Phogat sisters didn't go to school or something like that. In that case, Mr. Phogat would still be craving for a boy child to fulfil his dream. 

But anyways rest is history. So, it's Okay, Mr Phogat. But I appreciate the efforts you spent in your daughters. Good job done!

 Girl or a boy is decided by your Y chromosomes. You can't bribe your sperm by asking it to carry a Y chromosome. Whatever it be, be happy with it. It's your child. Be it, girl or boy - embrace and love them equally.  

This blog post is written as a part of the A to Z Challenge annually held in April every year.

My April A to Z Challenge 2017 post will be written on a common theme - Hypocrisy of Indians.


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Friday, April 07, 2017

Freedom of Expression

A group of artists and economists returned their awards recently to protest the recent hateful incidents happening in the country.
Every opinion that the liberals provided were termed as Freedom of expression by the mainstream media. 

A firebrand Hindu nationalist leader made some not-so-soothing but a valid comment about the Muslim community. The mainstream media soon branded the nationalist leader as a hate monger and termed his speech as a hate speech.

But as per the Indian constitution, everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.

This blog post is written as a part of the A to Z Challenge annually held in April every year.

My April A to Z Challenge 2017 post will be written on a common theme - Hypocrisy of Indians.




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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Electronic Voting Machine

'We strongly object the use of the electronic voting machines in any kind of elections,' the leader of the Common Man Party said at the Press conference.

The Common Man Party had fared badly at a recently held state elections where they expected to win by a huge landslide. The leader of the Common Man Party who also happens to be the Chief Minister of the capital city conveyed his concerns that usage of the Electronic Voting machines has dimmed their chances to form the government in a north Indian state.

'So what are your thoughts on the elections held in the Capital city where the Common Man Party won 67 out of the 70 seats?' the journalist asked and continued, ' Even the Electronic Voting machines were used at that election.'

The Leader of the Common Man Party got irked by the question and abruptly left the press conference.

 This blog post is written as a part of the A to Z Challenge annually held in April every year.

My April A to Z Challenge 2017 post will be written on a common theme - Hypocrisy of Indians.


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Don't Spit here

"Indians should learn a lot from the Americans, see there," he said, pointing his fingers towards the tobacco stained walls.
"Don't you think so?" he asked me.
He looked at it in disgust and walked towards the corner of the road.
"Vhaaak Thoooo!" He cleared his throat.
Stunned, I  said, "Really?"


This blog post is written as a part of the A to Z Challenge annually held in April every year.

My April A to Z Challenge 2017 post will be written on a common theme - Hypocrisy of Indians.


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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Cleavage and Women's day

The Times India recently glorified the Women Achievers in India by posting a collage of successful women on the very first page of their news daily.

'Actress Deepti's cleavage steals the show at the Bollywood Fame awards 2017,' read the headlines on the second page of the Times India newspaper.

This blog post is written as a part of the A to Z Challenge annually held in April every year.

My April A to Z Challenge 2017 post will be written on a common theme - Hypocrisy of Indians.


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Monday, April 03, 2017

Break and Bang

The Kiwis decimated South Africa in the first Semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup, denying their entry to reach the finals.

South African fans at home - "We are proud of our team and its okay they lost but they were real fighters and reaching the semi-finals of a prestigious tournament itself is an achievement.

Indian fans at home - "South Africa deserved to win and they are true champions. We respect the way they played and admired each of their matches.  Thanks for the wonderful matches, AB Devilliers, Morkel, Steyn and the entire South African team. We would have loved to see them play India in the finals"

Two days later, India was humbled by the Australian team in the 2nd Semi-final of the ICC Cricket world cup.  It was a humiliating defeat. 

Same Indian fans at home broke star batsman Virat Goli's restaurant. A group of unidentified men tossed stones at the Captain Dony's  house at Ranchi. Some of them burnt Spin bowlers Aswan's car at Chennai.
The Indian government has provided Z level security to the homebound Cricketers.

 This blog post is written as a part of the A to Z Challenge annually held in April every year.

My April A to Z Challenge 2017 post will be written on a common theme - Hypocrisy of Indians.


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Saturday, April 01, 2017

Atithi Devo Bhava

The father - son duo stormed inside the Taj Mahal on a balmy Sunday. The little boy ran towards the central pool and his father chased him. 

'Stop,' the harried father screamed.
The boy paused and his eyes came across a placard - 'Atithi Devo Bhava'
He asked his father about it.

'Atithi Devo Bhava means that Guests are equivalent to God and we should treat them with the highest respect.' His father said to which the boy nodded his head in agreement. 

There was a loud babble of voices and a large mob surrounded a tall American citizen who was arguing with a taxi driver.
'Oh my God! Look at that   West Indian,' the Father said to his son.
'Where?' the son asked.

'Arey, see that Negro, blackie over there,' he pointed and said,'so tall no.'
The little boy looked straight into his eyes and recollected what his father said minutes ago.

This blog post is written as a part of the A to Z Challenge annually held in April every year.

My April A to Z Challenge 2017 post will be written on a common theme - Hypocrisy of Indians.


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Monday, March 20, 2017

Hypocrisy of Indians - April A to Z Theme Reveal 2017

Hypocrisy of Indians - April A to Z Theme Reveal 2017
Knock Knock! Anyone home? 

The Solitary Writer just woke up from a deep slumber last weekend and that too at a time when April A to Z is around the corner. So, in the year 2015, I festooned my blog with a different gamut of emotions ranging from Apology to Happiness and Jealousy to Dedication and much more. 


In the year 2016, I thought of playing with lives of two individuals and thus came the He and She who were so fond of each other that they used to fight over petty issues and patch up soon.  It was fun and I was worried because those were continuous posts that required the reader to traverse back to the A post to follow the continuum.

This year I am blank. For weeks, I was pondering over the theme for April A to Z. I was feeling weird several times. Because several times my innocent mind switched between different topics. But now I have made up my mind.  I am going to present the Hypocrisy of Indians this year. 
So yes, my theme is decided. It is the hypocrisy of Indians.
See you in April! Yes, it's just a week away and I hope I survive this year's challenge.

Till then, Auf Wiedersehen,
Das Ste 
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Monday, March 06, 2017

A tyre that can do it all

A tyre that can do it all

Remember the times when you took take care of your tyre, air pressure, monitored Wear & Tear, the spare tyre is in the right condition or not? While you were worrying about these issues, great minds and auto-enthusiast at Goodyear have come up with a tyre that is not a doughnut shape for starters.  Well, it’s a sphere!

The vision of the future tyre was presented by the tyre giant Goodyear in Geneva, Switzerland on March 1st, 2016 When they launched Goodyear Eagle-360.  Here is what the spherical future of future contains:

1.     Spherical shape for ultimate manoeuvrability and safety 

The shape is the key when it comes to offering the ultimate manoeuvrability by these tyres.  The tyres move in all directions and an active technology allows them to move as needed, which ensures enhanced passenger safety and elimination of sliding from any unseen obstacle. The shape provides a fluid and lateral movement ensuring effortless and smooth movement.

2.    Sensors ensure connectivity with car and increase safety
Most of us drive the cars fitted with a single set of tyres for all terrains. However Goodyear Eagle- 360 would be equipped with inbuilt sensors that register road conditions and terrains, including the weather of the area and then communicate the same to the vehicle to improvise the safety.  These sensors also regulate the wear of the tyre to enhance its mileage. The tyres have Goodyear’s tread wear and pressure monitoring technology, which will help communicate about the wear and result in better mileage. And because these are 3D printed they are also customizable based on the region they will be running in.

3.    Connected via Magnetic Levitation
This technology would mean less noise and more passenger comfort.  Goodyear Eagle-360 tyres would not be bolted to the car, instead, they would be suspended via a magnetic field. Hence, the driving experience of the future is going to be like a dream come true.

4.    A little bit of nature
Like many other innovative designs by Goodyear, Eagle-360 also has bio mimicry. They’re imitation of nature. It is actually a mimic of the pattern of a brain coral. The groove bottom of the tyre has the same elements as a natural sponge which gets stiff on dry conditions and softens up on wet roads to help deliver an outstanding experience. The texture of the tyre also absorbs the water on the surface, which is dislodged using a centrifugal force thus reducing the risk of aquaplaning.

All in all Goodyear’s Eagle-360 shows us the path of an innovative and futuristic automobile world that awaits. It sure deserves to be amongst TIME magazine’s ‘Best Inventions in the world’ for the year 2016. Surely a great time to witness this!

Now you are impressed with their innovative products, you shouldn’t miss participating their ongoing contest. All you need to do is watch Goodyear Eagle-360 video, take a selfie with Goodyear Eagle-360 tyre and share it on Goodyear’s ‘Facebook page’  OR  ‘Twitter handle’ using #GYEagle360 and tell them why you think they are innovative.  Entry with max likes and RTs, stands a chance to win gift vouchers worth Rs.1,000. 
   

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I love my Blog

 I take on the baton of Blog Love from Aseem

Hello, people , I hope you all are doing great. It's been a long time since I wrote something on my blog. It's your motivation and constant encouragement that keeps me going. 
On the work front, I'm terribly busy. So busy that I don't even have time to look back at the place that I loved visiting and that has to be my blog. It's been this space on www where I spend most of my teen days and early twenties where my thoughts and ideas translated into stories. It's in this place where I wrote some amazing stories and you guys appreciated it through wonderful comments that only inspired me to write more.  It's the same place where I've also written some bizarre and weird stories.  Your presence pushed me up to a new level. I know it's difficult to get back to Blogging once you climbed up the corporate staircase and hardly have time for yourself. I hate myself for the same reason that I'm not writing much these days and I abhor myself to the core.

This is the valentine's week where lovers around the world would spend time with their loved ones by letting them know about their importance in their life.  So this blog post will be about my blog and why I love my blog. Blogging was once a trivial thing to me. It just started as a random experiment while I was fidgeting with my college computer during my database practical session. It was during those boring sessions that I chance upon a random blog. By then I never realised my hidden potential and it was writing. Writing came naturally to me while children of my age used to use Navneet Digest for English essays. Greta miss once told me that I should focus more on writing and asked me to mull over a different career as she thought that I had a great talent and I could really make it big in the writing world. But like any other Indian family, my life juggled between Engineering and Medicine because I was not given any other options. But I was excellent in studies too! I remember Greta teachers words when I started the blog. Since then I used to post my stuff online that include stories, poems, random ramblings and much more. I still remember the first story that I officially wrote. It was called 'The Fourth Seat' and was about a girl who was raised by her foster parents and later embarked on a journey to find her true parents in India. It was followed by many crazy stories. Now when I looked back at the old days I  feel sad because I had ample time in this world for things that I really loved doing and that was writing. 

I  remember that during those days when the blogger friends used to crib about blogging and not having much time. I usually used to snap their theories and tell them that if you love doing something then you would ensure that you would find time for it. It was unusual for me then because I was a student then! But now when I mull over the words that I once said, I feel annoyed at myself, may be I judged things too much. I really want to get back to regular blogging like blogging once in a week or so but sometimes we feel to realize that things never happen like we think. We cannot dictate terms and conditions to our brain.  It's not designed in such a way and that's why it is called as a complex organ. 

Another key factor is that I discovered many like minded people in the blog world with whom our thoughts sync. From the lot, many have turned on to be our great friends and many have even turned out to be best friends. Various blogging communities do have a crucial role in this and that role has always been a nice one.  I was once a member of an Israeli bloggers network and I've made some good friends there with whom I'm still in touch. That website got shut long ago and its owner is now a product manager at Facebook. I'm not feeling good at the moment as I'm suffering from fever and chill. I'm typing this from my mobile phone because I no longer find interest in blogging through my laptop. I even launched my laptop but my mind had some other plans and I had to destroy that plan and I am writing this bit through my mobile phone using an application called Evernote. 

Talking about blogging will be a never ending affair because I can go on and on for any duration. When I retrospect my good old days, I feel that life has been rude to me as it has snatched many things that I love or love to do. I may be irregular in blogging but I  would want to let you know that it is the best thing that happened in my life and I'm completely satisfied with it.  

I love everyone who lands on this page through Google search or through various social media networks. I want to express my sincere gratitude at this moment and thank you for always being there for me throughout this journey. I love my blog and everyone who has supported me in this journey. 

 I pass on the baton of Blog Love to Prateek Mathur
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