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Neenu hodare?

When I visit my parents, I will have a feast waiting for me. Literally and figuratively.

I get to read various left leaning kannada magazines. So in one of those magazines I read about the famous quote by Kanakadasa "naanu hodare hodenu". I may go?

Well the backstory goes like this. In a meeting of many poets like Purandaradasa, Kanakadasa etc., someone asked a question. "Out of all of us, who may go to heaven (after death)?" And Kanakadasa said "naanu hodare hodenu". How arrogant is he? He thinks he is the only bhakta (devotee, not in its current form).

But he meant that if we leave our pride, self centered behavior, we will go to swarga.

But I think, we don't even need to do that. We just need to stop thinking about others. Feeling jealous about others, anger, hatred, revenge all these feelings are our worst enemy. They not only stop us from reaching heaven (we are not so worried about that). They make our present life hell.

But we say that because…

Krishna nee begane baaro

I have posted about this song earlier. But I do love the song very much. As it is much more relevant in these disturbingly divisive times.

So please watch this video by Colonial cousins


And here is the lyrics of the song. 

Some beautiful product ideas

Before I was obsessed with these motivational or satirical quotes which are some times lame, I was interested in design ideas. No, I was not an entrepreneur then, nor am I now. But still I would look at those pictures and be "awed" by them. Now I don't even remember the site I used to visit.

Today I went back to old hobby. And got some of them in pinterest.

Do you like this mobile and pen stand?


How about this scissors with its holder?

And this cozy looking cave bedroom! Wow, who wouldn't want to sleep here?

Get these colored showers in your home and your children will be too eager to take a bath.

How about these beautiful bowls for chips and dip?
Pool table cum dining table! Red chairs which hide the entire table.

If only we knew carpentry and build at least one of these!

 You would certainly want to buy this for your child. Doesn't matter if your child is all grown up and adult now.

Simon game

Simon was a popular game in USA in 80s and 90s. 

The device has four colored buttons, each producing a particular tone when it is pressed or activated by the device.

A round in the game consists of the device lighting up one or more buttons in a random order, after which the player must reproduce that order by pressing the buttons. As the game progresses, the number of buttons to be pressed increases.

There are some apps in google play which try to replicate the game. So does my my app - memorypro. As this is also memory colorful and melodious (almost) memory.

Here is me playing simon game in my memory pro - not so well. 

Well, I personally like playing Simon game as it appeals to one more sense, that of auditory.

You can see and decide by downloading the app from google play

Thoughts

Thoughts From A Secular HumanistApril 20, 2012 by Anita Jose
 I have no invisible authority I am not mentally enslaved,
I am not an unworthy sinner
Who is waiting to be saved.
My actions are my own
Responsibility for which I will take,
Credit for the good and penalty for the bad
The payment for my deeds only I can make.

I’m not the innocent, confused child;
‘Humble’ messengers try to find,
I’m a skeptic with adult reasoning
Who has left Faith behind.
The answers gifted by logic and reason
Are far more appealing to me,
I keep searching for the still unknown
Not fitting baseless assumptions dishonestly.

Morality for me is not derived from an ancient book
With tiring tales of brutality and occasional verses of love,
To be good and to care for my fellow beings
I don’t need promises of gifts from above.
The knowledge and wisdom accumulated by science
Sincere and provable, without disguise,
Is what I find more comforting and reality revealing
Than ones given by power-hungry cults fighting …

Phones and computers and my perpetual woes

I have written so many times about people trying to malign me in so many different ways.

Now there are some people sitting across the road with their mobiles and I don't know maybe with the laptops. Do they  get connection to my computer?  I know you call me paranoid. But this is what happened since their "hiring". And they go away when I switch on my TV in the hall. They can not certainly hear the TV noise from so far. What is happening?

And today a new situation has come up. Since this morning, all our land line calls are getting redirected to some other number. I am phrasing it wrong. They are not getting redirected, but they may come via some other number. Phone rings, when I pick up there is no sound. And when I check up the logs I see some unknown land line number. And the call was coming from my parents. Wow, things are only getting better.

Now I do not  understand the situation, but I may have some idea behind the motives. I need to find a solution. But I am un…