We are always in a hurry that we forget to understand how things become excruciatingly painful for others. There are a lot of things that happen in and around us which seem natural but when you see from a distance, it is disgusting.
It’s the time of the year for that customary New Year post. Just before writing this, I finished 2 posts in quick succession Basic Necessities and Kejriwal – Raising Stakes. Undecided what I should write (more), so I looked back. Last year was one of the times when I was quite low and also lost trust of some people. Devoted some more time to blog (yes, wrote a little more than earlier years), disconnected from social media (read Facebook). Due course of the year, I’ve understood its part of life. You win some and you lose some and as they say I’m back on my feet for now.
I cherish, this has been the most successful year of my blog and post related to SBI online banking has been most commented on. Yes! I count comments because I’m not in the league where unique visitors count. My unique visitors hardly go over 5 fingers but the response for this post want me write more. I shifted my house couple of months back and still coping with new address.
Even though my posts have been as old as 2009 but reposted due to domain name changes, which has screwed the timelines (oldest post in this blog is shown as 2010). I never had a fixed staring point but now it’s time to ask 2016, where to now?
Wish you all and your near and dear ones a fun-filled and prosperous New Year – 2016
Kejriwal aka The Muffler Man is back. He has been a anti-corruption crusader and a self-proclaimed incorruptible and only honesty certifying agency in the world. After 49 days of winter, he’s back for 5 seasons of winter. We don’t know if corruption will ever end but Arvind Kejriwal has raised the stakes.
Yesterday was deadline for posting about Net Neutrality in India. More details on savetheinternet.in and if I remember correctly, this is the third time TRAI is seeking if we should’ve Net Neutrality or not. The major force which wants India should not have Net Neutrality in India is Facebook. First starting with internet.org which it has now beautifully renamed as Free Basics. But what is Net Neutrality & what is our basics?
It’s been over 23 year my address had been revolving around the PIN Code 110023. I’ve been so much attached that at many places this has been my permanent address (actually just like we put –do– or –Same as above– in Permanent Address & Present Address field). Now it’s time to move on… not leaving Delhi but 110023 is not where I’ll be.
Spent all school days from this place, even returned here in college, , got first job, got married and also have a kid. When so much happen around the same place you grew up, it actually holds a special place. Remember many shortcuts, those cycle races, play grounds, chased away by gardeners, house-hopping. Actually have been spoilt by the area and never will find such a place. As my dad says, “We are living at the citadel”, yes Raisina Hill is not for from there 😉 We bid farewell to friends, offices, jobs and even to frenemies but this is me leaving with a heavy heart and lots of memories. Good Bye 110023.
I finished up posting about issues in India with Are we there yet? and I’m stuck knee-deep in an Egg and Chicken problem. May be I’ve a solution but it is as twisted logic as the rule. Continue reading “Egg & Chicken problem: Address Change”
For a long time, I’ve intrigued that what is the status of India, are we a developing nation or a developed one. I wrote this post Can India be superpower? almost a year and half back. I can not say if this is a logical extension to same, may be you could suggest me where this fits. This brings us to a major question, will we ever be a Developed Nation? Continue reading “Are we there yet?”