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jo bhi ho kal phir aayega

Every time I hear this song, I feel so nice and really hope creeps again. Listen to the song "alla ke bande has de"  in soundcloud here.

So I really wanted to create a poster with the title of the song. Yes, whatever happens today, tomorrow is another day, with another set of hopes.

Pre publish days

As the D-day approaches, I keep finding various 'important' works to be done.

I am talking about publishing of my current app - Financial Calculator in android. It is almost ready. But some how I am not going towards publishing it. Call it procrastination, fear of bad reviews or just unwillingness to finish any task.

In fact there will be so many works to do. Not just testing. Some graphics resources need to be given to UI team (me), an all round testing should be done by testing team(me) and some nice catchy one line explanation and other descriptions should be written by some other team - me again.

Instead I try doing other works - and not just TV or standup comedy watching. I wrote a blog about queues in data structure. I sewed and added another layer to my razai, washed and dried it.

And finally when I started testing, instead I started adding new features to the app. How great the app would be if the records can be filtered using banks. And how insufficient without that …


It could be my age or this age. Forget books, I don't even sit watching a movie hours together. Nothing is fascinating enough, riveting enough. Blame it on 'seen it all, heard it all' syndrome, blame it on short attention span due to one line whatsapp jokes.

So I surprised myself by completing Roy's book, sitting till post noon.

War stories are really disturbing. It makes one question the existence of humanity in this world.  And in worst cases, it makes us wonder are we in any way better than wild animals - at least they kill their prey - for their food.

But again those stories belonged to another world, another time. World war, afghanistan etc.

But this book - Arundhati Roy's Ministry of utmost happiness -  is from our country, our people, this present time. And that realization is very very scary. As scary as the news you read some times.

Amrik Singh is an army officer who has blood of many kashmiris on his hands - both militants and civilians. For him it is…

Ministry of...

The problem with story telling is unless you have lived the story, the story looks like a narration. It does not matter how much you empathize with the persons in the story, it does not matter how much of scenes you craft accurately in the story.

So that was the first impression I had when I started reading The ministry of utmost happiness by Arundhati Roy. But I did continue to read the book. Reading is better than TV watching because it does not give us time to ruminate during commercials. Or it does not make you curse yourself for watching the rerun for nth time.

But I appreciate her courage to call a spade a spade and am thankful to her for giving us another viewpoint to look at all strange, scary events happening in our world and external world in the last few years. 

Well one thing I must admit, when compared to 'chandamama' like story of murakami , this is certainly a better book.

But were these two books worth purchasing? OK, I have mentioned earlier, I read most of …

Social media

So I found these nice humorous, satirical images about social media. Ok, ok, I agree. I googled them.

And its side effects - negative. A cautionary image!!

And the harsh reality of people who perceive your social media input as some form of bitti (free) entertainment

Cloudy with chances of no rain

And now a little bit of negativity

And finally a moment of truth