Friday, January 25, 2013

Real Social life

How does it feel to be told that you are wrong, again & again, when there is nothing wrong with you.

Am I anti social ?

I remember that in all the major places I've grown up, Kota, Indore, Nasik. With the little time we had with each place, my sister & I managed to make friends, used to play with them.What I also remember are the innumerable hours of play time alone. The countless circles that I made running with a spare motorcycle tyre, The thrill of imagining myself playing tennis, when actually it was more like playing squash against the wall with a sock-ball & badminton racquet. The turning of the chess table to play white then black(I still suck at chess though). The flying of hand made kites...

I continue to have friends, like everybody does, I may not call my acquaintances my friends because they are acquaintances .. precisely. I may not chat with my friends day in day out . Sure, I have my quirks, I don't open up soon, I talk less, I don't spend more time with my friends. But I believe I am pretty friendly person. Just as one need not have hundreds of 'likes' to prove that friends exist, one need not feel to consult them about each happening in their life. It is not in my nature to ask favors from friends & I don't expect them too.

Am I anti social ?  I reject this notion.
Am I not social enough ?  .... Who is ?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I am still stuck in this dream

Happens so, many times a day
I imagine being far away from the railway
with no signs of the train of thought
the mundane worries, the reasoned rot
my secret place is a complete bliss
where golden sand awaits sun’s first kiss
the one sound here, is a rhythmic beat
of lashing white waves crashing at my feet

here I mock, the hands of the clock
& dive in the sea of my lavish reverie
on velvet red coral, stands a vast blue mural
is there any word for awesome in plural ?
twinkles in bubbles, goin' up thru a flow
a fish goes puff ! an other seems to glow
fins gills tails - green yellow blue
ah! this scene is too good to be true
Dolphins dance up around as I surface
surprised & amazed, I see her glistening face
with a smile on her lips & a hint in her eyes,
"Lets dry out" she says as we leap for the skies !
I grab her hand n our love is in the air
a wavy zephyr keeps caressing her hair.
I can slay demons, I can defeat kings
oh! for the love of this angel-without-any-wings.

in the cotton clouds, after much hide n seek
she tells me she’s tired so we rest on a peak
we lay on the grass, in arms for long
moments of silence do seem like a song
then birds start chirping like something is wrong

they point to the clouds, looking up in pain
"the thick black ones have locked up rain"
fear swells within, then turns into rage
how dare they keep the goddess in cage

as I turn around & get ready to fly
I catch my reflection on a tear in her eye
"wipe those tears love, I'm not going to die
whatever else happens, I'll never let you cry"

"we will have rain, I promise you this,
there's no question I'll return for a kiss"
the sky goes dark as they gather around
Keepin everyone thirsty on the ground.

In a sudden urge, an adrenalin surge,
I want those clouds swept away to a purge

may be continued ...
(haven't been able to finish this since last year ! All images are open for non commercial use .)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

shubha vishwa

The quest for the decent girl with low expectations continues.. Last month, me & dad, we went to this vadhu var chusak mandal called Shubha Vishwa located around laxmi road, pune. These people used to 'specialize' in NRI clientele but it is said that the overseas market is in recession & the recovery, as it is with global business, will only start with domestic 'demand'. The layout & mechanism of the place can only be conceived in Pune. The office is a two room apartment, one room for the girls & one for the guys. Only eligibles & there parents are allowed inside. I had been to another mandal at Dadar so I did not expect much crowd but it was filled to the brim ! Each of the two rooms has some seating & tables. It also has a huge rack(!) where big red registers were kept. There is something with punekars & books/registers of Any kind, you can see that love right from the streets at abc-appa balwant chowk to the british council library which boasts of lending the maximum number of books this year against any other centers in the world ! One of these big red registers is an index register which keeps updated short info of the girls like date of birth, height, education, city etc. This index entry points to another register where detailed info & hot pictures ;) are kept. So we took out a pen & pad & got started on the index register. Initially I got interested, I had the 'filter' criteria figured out as I had been doing it on the net. But this was different & there were no hot pictures so the registers had me bored in no time. Sometime later, I got thirsty so I went to the 'girls' room where a water pot was kept. I found all girls & parents with their heads buried in their registers, as if they'd find some diamond or something ! . Now in the process of keeping the glass back, I dropped it which made a big noise. All of the them looked up right then. "He looks nothing like the photo", one of them whispered, to that, I just smiled at them & went back ...home.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Electric Love

She was lying to keep from being replaced by the new CFL girl. In reality she was just a Power hungry Bitch.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Natarang : A review

I've been twittering more so this blog hasn't got any attention, I actually had to clear cobwebs around the posting page :P .
Anyway, this deserves more than a tweet or two. I finally managed to watch Natarang after looking at 'houseful' boards for two weekends. Here are some thoughts :
>First of all Take A Bow Atul Kulkarni. It takes guts to portray two strikingly different characters. One is literally a wrestler, thinks like a king, the other who is a nachya (I believe there is no english definition for this).
> The story is about Guna, a daily wage earner in a maharashtrian village who is passionate about tamasha in the artistic sense. He gives up everything to bring up a tamasha group of his own. The story is brutally tragic in the second half. Not suitable for kids at all.
> Hats off to the director, hes remained true to the novel. The screenplay is just how i like it, keeps you engaged all throughout. And the detailing ..& wow I love details, when a musician leaves the troupe you can see the band manager himself playing it.
> Zee has impressed me, they work so well on regional content, first initiatives like saregamapa which gave us a flavor of marathi folk music & then movies like this.
> As I left the theater, there was feeling that something was missing. Maybe if they would have put the Arjun-Bruhannala performance at the end to signify the redemption that Guna had started, it would have brought a feel good factor.

> The music is fantastic. I read Ajay-Atul have been offered by sanjay leela bhansali one of his flick after he listened to their work.
> The Lavani is essentially a sensuous art form & it shows from the brilliant performance of Sonali kulkarni(not the DCH one), she is Hot ;)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hows coding done at google

This interview gives some insight -
The way it works within Google is that it’s one massive source tree, one root, and one unified build system across all of it. And so anyone can go and change anything. But there are code reviews, and directories have owners, always at least two people, just in case someone quits or is on vacation.

To check in you need three conditions met: You need someone to review it and say it looks good. You need to be certified in the language – basically, you’ve proven you know the style of this language – called “readability.” And then you also need the approval from somebody in the owner’s file in that directory. So in the case that you already are an owner of that directory and you have readability in that language, you just need someone to say, “Yeah, it looks good.” And it’s a pretty good system, because there tends to be a minimum of two, up to twenty, thirty owners. Once you work on a code base for a while, someone just adds you to owners. I think it’s a great system.

Pretty good !