i am looking for a heading!!

No headings to give, this time around. A day in office without anything special other than how a typical day progresses for a software engineer. But, the only difference being, me choosing to spare a little time n be here to write some gibberish. Cloudy skies, rare glimpses of the sun, and this turning out to be yet another typical Bangalore day. I would rather be out riding/driving on the countryside roads than being here-but-Duty first! 🙂 .

The weather is just about perfect for a ride, and you don’t ideally get this always in modern Bangalore. Its either damn-hot that you will have to burn your skins, wear your sunglasses to avoid strained eyes, tan your uncovered skin, sweat like a pig and well yeah, lose a bit of glamour as well! Or it is super-sloggy and cloggy that you will really need aircrafts to travel since the roads are non-commutable by cares/bikes, you needs boats instead. Adding on to the flooded roads is the ‘fury of the rain clouds’ which might catch you unawares in your bright shining clothes; making it quite a precarious decision to use a two wheeler to commute. You choose your four wheeler instead to avoid this havoc, the dreaded traffic awaits you. Welcome to this wonderful Indian IT hub where traffic snares of in-definitive length(which ideally means kilometres) awaits you; or the nearest traffic signal is there with its mouths wide open to block your passage. Bad Idea!! Either day, hot or cloudy, you choose to go green and take a means of public transport, you are a candidate for either losing your wallet or your mobile phone. If not all these, an unruly ticket collector awaits you, and scolds the hell out of you with his loathsome kannada.

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Transfers, transfers…!!

The player transfer window is closing after seeing some really cool deals. But as a common man and a follower of football, I was jus wondering what it was all about. Pomp n show? Lover for the game? Trek to stardom?

The best part was getting to office in the morning/once m back home after work, log into goal.com and watch the horse trade. There were days when goal updates meant much more to me than my mailbox(especially when Kaka, Suarez was out in the market, and those last days where Bale was the hot topic). Now here are a few figures for you to ponder:

Bale transfer quote: 100 million $ (about 670 crores INR)

Allocation  for Nirbhaya Fund to empower women and increase their safety: INR10 billion (US$160 million)

Now its time for you to compare. I need not elaborate any further, I suppose. We live in a country where a case of rape/assault against women is so damn frequent (I read a minimum of that kind every single day, that too on the front page). You want the stats of how many happened during this last one week – one in delhi, 3 in mumbai, one more in mumbai, …. and this list is just unending. And look at how much we are spending to ensure that such an incident is prevented- almost equivalent to what an individual is worth. Now, where is our morality, where is the so-called awesomeness of the world’s emerging superpower, where is integrity… Its all missing in this land, time to pull up our levers.

Now, lets have some more figures. Bhaichung Bhutia is inarguably India’s best footballer till date. I was just checkin out his worth, and goal.com dint have anything to say about it. That was a clear answer, it meant that he is, or rather, the best India footballer is – Quoted at: 0 million $. Chuck de India!! I love this country a lot to the point where I almost hope that/almost decided as well that I wont leave my homeland and settle abroad. But things of such kind is actually saddening.

(in progress, still writing…)

And one thing i have decided, my son is going to Real M or one of those big names instead of going to school. Let him be there, play some football, have some fun. Even if he doesn’t fetch 100 million like Gareth Bale, he will be much more happier there than study all those Chemistry equations and drawing cockroaches for his Bio lab practical work.

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September 2, 2013 · 11:54 am

Under the shadow of scare !!

There’re a few things which are typical about this world that we live in:  set of people who will be so very happy to create unrest in whatever place they have been put into(look around you, you’ll be surrounded by such people in your workplace n schools), another set of people who never do anything contructive but love to screw up things n make things worse and destroy everything they see, and those who are willing to go to any extent to ensure that others suffer even if they also need to incur a part of this suffering. Yeah folks, this world is a strange place and all we have is weird people all around us.

 There’re bunch of folks whose name itself defines all the three aspects which i told above – terrorists and anti-socials. I’ve heard of all the stuff they are capable of doing or has done all around the globe. But, 2 days back, I got a chance to personally be part of the scare-crowd when Bangalore was shocked by bomb blasts in some parts of the city. I could really feel the panic n scare on the faces of ones around me; and it was in fact really scary to look at them too. And the scene was better when most of them ran around, gathered all possible news about the incident and called up their folks to find they are all safe. And it was rather unincidental to see some parts of the road traffic getting huge and non-moving , which i think was a response to this incident. Well, that was a strange idea. And the funny part of it was something which happened in my office. After lunch, as we all came to know about the incident and started talking about it as a bunch, sitting near our work benches and making as much noise as possible; I could see one of our testers busily doing something on her desktop. I asked her, ‘what are you doing’ and she replied ‘Creating a few test cases’.. It was blasting all round her and she was writing test scenarios as to how something should work? Well, that was so funny!! 🙂

I really don’t know how I could do this so regularly, but jus happens. I’ve kept a reminder for all friday evenngs that I should be scribbling something on wordpress. But this always happens to be once in every month, and that seems to be best of stats. 🙂 Trying everytime to make this better, but never happens!!

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