We have lot of a$$h0le$ in our Bangalore who are just 'brainless' selfish and no rule can stop them driving everyone into traffic jams. They appear now and then, anywhere in the city and create chaos.
As usual, there was traffic jam due to few of such $hith0le$. A foreigner, most probably American, appeared there and try to remove blockage. He urged people to stay in lane and wait for some time until he frees blockage. But as usual no such dumbos appeared responding. After some time this foreigner lost temper and started shouting, threatening, pushing, hitting hands on vehicles (resulting into big dents) and 'ordering' them to stay in lane. It was this time when this a$$h0le$ were coming to their lane. Within 5 min, we were again back on the road - running.
For example: http://ibnlive.in.com/videos/76823/about-50-per-cent-indians-fear-losing-job--salary-cuts.html
They did a ('so called') survey in only 4 metros of India asking if they fear loosing their job. The result as they claim says 47% believed so. And the headline said "50% of Indian". Also, nobody knows what was this percentage before financial crises. I suspect the way people were presented the question and/or agency interpreted the answer.
Some of us constantly think and act to do well for the world and society. We provide software instruments which are capable to do things which humans can never do. Also here are those who create malicious software and do steal your credentials and other information.
Something about a geek
Geeks work hard. They party hard. They like music and movie hard. They speak less but write hard. They have their own view about everything.
Geeks are not just geek; they are further ‘newborn’ or ‘student’ or ‘learned’ or ‘dumb’ or ‘nerd’ or ‘dweeb’ or ‘guru’ or ‘Sage’ and much more.
But do I think about the people who may loose their job due to the system, if implemented?
The million dollar question is, will I be able to accept this if I put myself at the position of a warehouse worker? And the answer is not easy.
Recently I am into more of creative business (no, not at office). I wanted see my scary look and digital imaging added one more dimension to it in making it scarier. I am sorry if you are seeing this at night and alone ;) And I don’t want my mail box full of your photos to get ‘yogee’ look so I am charging USD 5 for the processing for each face (even I paid my self the same amount).
Every one has a way to look at life and live its mystery. I see and want to live like what Mirabai, a mystical poetess, says to live like. She wrote a poem in Gujarati called “Ram Rakhe tem rahiye” (Let live the way the Lord keeps us). The interpretation of which is as followed but understand that it is an “interpretation” and not actual wordy translation because the original version was written in deep love toward Lord Krisha and not my all my friends are direct devotee of Lord Krishna.
Let’s live how the Lord keeps us, let’s live the way it is,
Let’s live the bright days with jewels to wear,
also, live the dark days with simple to wear.
Let’s live the bright days with sweets and fries to eat,
also, live the dark days with nothing to eat.
Let’s live the bright days with palace to stay,
also, live the dark days with jungles to stay.
Let’s live the bright days with bed and pillow,
also, live the dark days with earth as a bed.
Let’s bear with what life has kept for us as tastes of life.
Much after I abandoned the Digital Image Processing work, I came to know that she was a ‘playmate’ (model of “who don’t know” Playboy mag in issue of November 1972). The test image itself was published in playboy magazine and full version was actually more appealing than I thought.
For the full picture click here. WARNING this picture contains nudity.
We went to the beautiful Kodaikanal lake same day where cycle riding was real fun. And why not when you have 4 old collage pals with you :) A tip for you about the timing: 3 O’clock in season time, otherwise roads will get crowded by 5. For non season time I guess 5 o’clock and after is ‘ok’. We visited almost all famous places which you may find on Wikipedia on next day. The ‘next’ and ‘last’ day in Kodaikanal was excellent but was about to be ruined by the cab driver that we hired who asked for more money and wasting time when we couldn’t afford to do so (and so was duly treated for doing so).
Return journey in the cab gave us the glimpse of the hills which we missed in crowded and noisy bus during forward journey. Kodaikanal was refreshing place but Gokarna, mentioned in one of my previous blog, was hippy loved place. Gokarna still tops my next destination where I can pass some days and give some time to myself.
With a world stunning launch of PSLV yesterday and setting up 10 satellites into their orbit has shown the capability of ISRO and it’s ability to succeed in most complex operations. It seems like this is the day Sarabhai was pushing ISRO to see.
On other hand, When India is taking pride on the success, ISRO is preparing another adventure named “Chandrayaan” – the Indian moon mission which will use PSLV C-11. This in turn will put ISRO into range of very credible organizations of oligopolic multi-billion dollar satellite launch market. India also, now, can see itself in very comfortable situation for foreign relations, science and technological development domestically, rural and agricultural development, security (e.g. yesterday’s launch has two remote sensing satellites), negotiation with other organization for technological sharing and partnership for mutually beneficial projects.
Let’s wish for PSLV C-11 completes the relay race which has been extremely well performed by previous PSLVs till now.
Flowers are created by totally slanting the brush and without any stroke.
The moment I am writing this blog, I have accidentally deleted a partition of 80 GB (above 90% filled) with all my important documents, software, software code written by me, data of my friends, and “may be” many other important things. All gone… in matter of seconds.
I have already lost my complete data 2 times due to hard-drive crashes. That time it was not my fault here, but it happens to the chosen ones of God.
It doesn’t just ended with me and I murdered data of my friend (sorry again, Sirish) by installing an operating system before 8 months or so. That was the saddest day of my life as I delete all his personal photographs. Some how, some things were recovered but it is never same. (For the matter of fact, he is still my friend)
But life starts again with new and fresh data. Older ones are to forget and move on in life. God is great! But not fair : ( I have to live with it.
It all started when we left Bangalore at around night 10 on 28 December with 8 other friends. The feeling of lively and cheerful joy started in morning when we were passing through dangerous roads in dense forest near Shimoga. It feels really nice when you are very near to nature in early morning.
We reached Gokarna at around 3 PM on 29th which is couple of hours late due to our extra stoppages. We got a good place to stay (at around INR 350/- per day, which is cheap in tourist season) surrounded with natural garden. After visiting Gokarna Beach for sun set on the same day, rocky Om beach and Paradise beach were enjoyed on next day followed by Campfire at Om beach. Gokarna is ideal place to hide from modern word with mostly hippie tourists from all over the world.
31st was reserved for Goa which is around 200 Km from Gokarna. We chose to go Bagga beach in Panaji as our single destination to welcome 2008 in Goa. Beach itself was excellent, very safe, enjoyable and over crowded. New Year was rightly welcomed with fire crackers bursting everywhere which felt like Diwali.
Here are some photos to describe which cannot be described above: