Resolutions 2015

We have to make new year resolutions. You know why? Assume you are a shooter. Not the Olympic Gold medal shooter. But the one who learned to shoot at the wild boar heading towards you. Now, You’ll have to aim at the boar and shoot. You may miss a couple of shots but eventually, You’ll end up shooting the boar. But if you shoot without aiming, In no time the wild boar will send you flying. And that’s why my friend, You need to aim. You must have certain goals or else the wild boar (Read Life) will send you flying.

Duh.. Two repeated sentences. But I’ll keep it that way.

So here are my resolutions for this year. I am not sure if I’ll succeed in it but I’ll make an honest attempt.
1) Take at two trips traveling alone.
I already find it hard to organize a trip with multiple variable. Most of those variable would produce an erroneous result. So it’s best to be the only variable in the equation.

2) Read more. 24 books this year.
I am not a voracious reader. But I love to read. Last year I set a target of 12 books and achieved it. (Yayyy!!!)  This year, I am going to double that. I am pretty confident that I can achieve this.

3) Make new friends.
Not just Facebook friends. But those with whom I can hang out. In real life. The problem is, Most of my friends are now married and inaccessible. That makes me really uncomfortable as I always had company of my friends whenever I wanted. I am selfish here and I think I have to.

4) Start giving back
It’s high time I start giving back to the “society”. And while doing that, I need to make sure I don’t bloat about it.

That’s it. Four is enough. And for all the concerned and non concerned,  Sorry.. But marriage is not on the list.

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Happy new year

Hello guys!! Remember me? The donkey who used to blog about the usual shit? Yeah!! It’s me. Back with the mandatory new year’s post. First things first. I wish everyone who is reading this post, A very happy and prosperous new year. Hope this year turns out to be better than the one which just ended.
So, This year was quite a turn around for me. Till halfway through, Everything was going as I had planned. And then suddenly, My parents forced me take up the government job. Are you effing kidding me??? I got effed up for almost one and half year trying to get clients and settle my business. Now suddenly you want me to get into government job? Wow!! You guys are awesome.

Regardless of my opinion, I had to take up the job. I wasn’t sure. I wasn’t sure just like the zillions of times I changed my job previously. But there’s one thing I was pretty sure about. As sure as my death. And that was.. My parent’s cannot be wrong when it’s a matter of my life. After the struggle in first half of this year, I finally had some less struggling life. I have taken some really careless and harsh decisions in my life. And for once, I thought it’d be better to stick with my parents advice. Till date, it’s all good. 

This year, I felt, I entered into the next level of spirituality. I was a part of Bhagwat Saptah, Pooja of Lord Krishna which is lasts for 7 days, at my ancestral house. They were the most hectic days of this year. It was Lord Krishna showing me the right way. Letting me to look at the world through his eyes so that I could identify the good, the bad and the ugly. I was able to see through many masks during these days. I was able to identify the two faced dear ones. They are dangerous species of termites which will eat you from inside and before you know, You’ll collapse. May Lord bless them with wisdom.

Loss of dear ones always hurt. This year, I lost my aunt. You always love the ones who care about you. You reciprocate the feelings unless you are an asshole. Losing her suddenly was a blow to me. For the first time in two decades, I cried in public. I don’t know how people will take it. They may say I am weak. I am not a man. Phuk you assholes!! I am a human being with emotions. I hope she rests in peace. 

Usually, For the past 5-6 years, Second half of the year has been always painful. It always lead to unbearable pain and suffering. But this year was quite the opposite. I am happy like never before. I always loved my life despite suffering. But this year, I love it a lot more.
And towards the end of the year, Last week of the year to be precise, I discovered a whole new myself. I have never been so happy in my life. I traveled alone. I drove alone. Made new friends. And had a great time while doing so. It is just like Hindi film which ends with happy ending.

It’s been a great year. (Nope. I haven’t posted that video on Facebook. It sucks.) I would love to see this year repeat sometime in future. I wish..

Till then… Think Nonsense..

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नुतन नव वर्षाभिनंदन

तुम्हा सर्वांना गुढीपाडव्याच्या शुभेच्छा!!

gudhipadva

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I Loved Her

A decade ago, I had this stamp on me which said “Geek”. Personal computers were still new in those years. My keen interest in those machines helped me acquire a great deal of knowledge without any formal training in computing. In those days, I used to fantasize about computers talking back to me. Responding to me and my emotions. Huh..That was a geek’s fantasy.
Cut to 2014. They actually made a movie about my fantasy. It turns out, I wasn’t alone with the crazy idea of an OS with emotions. The movie I am talking about is Her.

The story is set in not so distant future. A simple guy in his mid-life crisis, Writing letters on behalf of someone, is completely alone and void of any social life. He suddenly encounters an OS which claims to have consciousness. His rather boring and very single life now gets an upgrade of romance in form of OS1.
The most interesting part in this movie is the use of voice. From the minute one, Everything revolves around voice commands. Operating systems used in the movie interact using voice, Bothways. Thirteen minutes into the movie, You hear the silky voice of Scarlett Johansson. It casts a spell on you, the effect of which remain till the end of the movie and for some, even after that. There no representation of her character whatsoever. There is no symbol or icon or picture representing her character, Samantha. 
It’s all Scarlett.

She wakes him up in the morning as if she is his real wife. She arranges date for him after going through his mails. She also sorts out his mails and actually tells him which ones to keep and which ones to delete. They go on a walk together. They have simulated sex. In one scene, A young girl plays the role of front end for Samantha. Like a bridge between OS and Human. That is the high point of this movie for me. You want more and more of Her.
The only thing I didn’t like was the end. I wasn’t disappointed. But they should have made it clear whatever happens to Her. This is my second favorite English romantic movie after Definitely Maybe. I’ll rate it 9/10.

P.S.: Please watch this movie wearing your headphones. Do not use the speakers.

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Happy New Year 2014

The first day of new year is always exciting and full of positive energy. we are greeted with happy faces almost all around. We make new year resolutions. It’s a different story we forget to work on them. We look for the new year diary, So that we can fill it up with everyday ramblings only to find it empty at the end of the year. It is also the time when we look back and go through the previous year.
That’s me actually….
Last year started on a positive note as usual but nothing happened for the first two months. I realized it was me and I had to put more effort to achieve. So I started my consultancy in the first week of March. I knew it would be difficult. I knew I won’t get much work for the year or so. But what I didn’t expect were the hurdles at the personal level. I wasn’t prepared for them. The result was a low point within the first two month of startup.
Lost and frustrated, there was only one thing that was holding me together. Hope. Tried and tested over that last decade, It always worked for me. Fighting with the difficulty to focus, I took baby steps. A couple of months of walking, I found myself on the right path. I am still struggling but now I know which way to go.
For the last six years or so, The last three months of every year, spoilt the whole year for me. I was very cautious this time. I didn’t want to make foolish mistakes, Which I had already committed during the first half of the year. I was happy with the proceedings.
In the month of November, I traveled the Northern India. I felt the change after the journey. I gained a little bit of focus to continue. Alone or with companions, Doesn’t matter. That was the moment I decided to travel every year.
There were a few things I ticked off at the end of the year. Things I always wanted to do. Silly, laughable and maybe very easy to do for some. Here’s the list
– Setup an office
– Experience a snowfall
– Visit Indo-Pak Border
– Pee from a bridge
– Dance like no one’s watching
– Take a long, quiet drive at 2am

I wish to complete some more this year. Fingers crossed.

Oh!! And Happy new year 2014 to all my readers.
Make the most out of everyday and
Think Nonsense…

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