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Morning

​It’s a bad day. At least till now, don’t know about afternoon or the evening but I hardly think there’s even a pinch of goodness in today. I can’t explain ‘why and what’ of it but it’s just not good vibes, that’s it cold turkey. Somewhere deep inside I knew this day would come, I honestly hoped I would better not see it, yet it is here and now I don’t know what to do. I should better be keep going the way it was. Because sometimes all you can do is to behave as if you don’t care, tell yourself that it doesn’t matter to you. Sometimes you just ought to lie to yourself. 

You know what strategy I use in Clash Royale game? I send Valkyrie in front and then push Musketeer right behind her. Because I know Valkyrie can take the enemy attack on herself and meantime Musketeer will blow up the opponent’s tower. Musketeer can not take enemy’s heavy shelling, it’s the Valkyrie’s sacrifice that keeps me safe. I’ll now send the “inner me” to the front to absorb the nuclear radiations of situation and keep the rest of me behind it. “Inner me” can be sacrificed to keep a part of myself safe. I know it can take the damage, a lot of it. Only Somras can heal this damage, which is difficult to find here. But you know it’s fine, damage will gradually evaporate. Evaporation will have side effects, but it can be tackled. So my plan is to just absorb it for now and pretend that things can’t be much better. It’s time to see birds chirping, sun shining and appreciate what a beautiful day it is. 

Good Morning. 

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Dear BBC, We Don’t Give A Fuck

I support the ban on India’s Daughter documentary. I’ll support anything that is good for India and Indian women. I feel pity for those Indians who can’t see western media trying to malign the image of India and Indian men. They shout to show India’s negativity- may it be Slumdog Millionaire or India’s Daughter. We find pleasure in celebrating Women’s Day remembering Saina Nehwal’s victory or Dipika Pallikal’s medals and not by watching a shameful documentary. So what if few are evil, Indian men support women equally, they are responsible, sensitive and protective. Rapists’ opinion make no difference to us; let’s unite against media (and everything) that shows skewed picture of India. We don’t give a fuck.

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New Year Resolution

The year is about to end. It’s time to share new year resolution. 2015 is going to be an all-important year, the following quote by Amy Poehler will definitely be helpful.

Great people do things before they’re ready.

They do things before they know they can do it.

Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that, that’s what life is.

You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s really special.

And if you’re not good…

who cares? 

You tried something. 

Now you know something about yourself.

-Amy Poehler

Check out zenpencils comic for this quote.

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Let The Light Remain

So the festival has gone as fast as it had arrived. In the distance you can still hear the occasional crackle of  astray Parrot Bomb or a rocket and colorful diyaas now hold the melted wax and ash. The rangolis are still radiant, albeit slightly disheveled. As you walk on the streets next morning, you catch a sight of last night’s celebrations all around and you probably hear yourself and loved ones laughing in that very spot where cracked a joke yesterday. Friends and extended family have now gone back home, making promises to meet again soon. The sweets have now been stored away and will be served at tea time as mementos of Diwali. The clothes and jewelry that you chose with great care which made great appearance yesterday have been put off for the next big occasion.

As all the festivities slowly recede into the distance, let’s decide to keep a promise …

…that in spirit and in being the celebrations will continue.

…that you attempt to meet your loved ones a little more often.

…and the laughter that came in abundance yesterday will make an appearance everyday. Here’s wishing you all a happy festive spirit with year-round happiness, love and laughter. Have a good day ahead!

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Terrorists Capture Three Indians, What Happens Next…?

A Kashmiri Separatist, a MSM News Reporter and a tough Para-Commando were captured by terrorists in Kashmir.

The Chief of the terrorists told them he’d grant each of them
one last request before they were beheaded in front of a Camera.

The Kashmiri Separatist said,’Well, before I die I want to drink a last cup of Kahwah (Kashmiri Green-Tea).’

The Chief nodded to an underling who left and returned with the Kahwa. The Kashmiri Separatist drank it all and said, ‘Now I can die content.’

Now the Chief turned towards the News-reporter and repeated the same question – “What is your last wish before you die?”

The News-reporter said – “I’m a reporter to the end. I want to take out my Camcorder and describe the scene here and what’s about to happen.
Maybe, someday, someone will watch it and know the Truth.

The Chief directed an aide to hand over the Camcorder and the reporter dictated her comments.

She then said, “Now I can die happy..”

The Chief turned to the Commando and asked – “And now, Army Dog, what is your final wish?”

‘Punch me hard,’ said the Para-Commando.

“What?” – asked the Chief, surprised a bit- ” You dare to mock us? ”

“No, I’m NOT kidding. I want you to punch me as hard as you can’ insisted the Para-Commando.

“With pleasure” – replied the Terrorists’ Chief, grinning from face to face.

The Terrorists’ Chief then punches the Commando so hard that he falls back a couple of feet on his back.

But as the Commando touches the ground, he rolls over, pulls a 9 mm Silenced pistol hidden in his boots and shoots the Chief dead.

In the resulting confusion, he emptied his Pistol on six terrorists, then with his knife he slashed the throat of one, and with an AK-47, which he took from one of the already dead terrorists, sprayed the rest of the terrorists killing the remainder.

In a flash, all of the Terrorists including their Chief, were dead.

As the soldier was untying the Kashmiri Separatist and the reporter, they asked him – ‘Why didn’t you just shoot them all in the first place? Why did you ask him to punch him?

‘Because’ replied the soldier, ‘if I had fired the First Shot, you two would have reported that I was the aggressor and the root cause of all the blood shedding in Kashmir !!’

-via Facebook

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India At Mars! My Question to Missile Man of India

Hats off ISRO! Yet another moment every Indian would be proud of! Indian Space Research Organization aka ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has been successful in inserting the spacecraft into the Mars’ orbit. Adding more to the joy, India has become the first country to do this in very first attempt. US Mars mission- MAVEN was successful, whereas the major difference between MAVEN and MOM is that India spent somewhat US $25 million for the mission while US spent nearly $671 million on similar project.

I see many debates going on around me on why is India spending so much money, resources and time on such a project where we have many other basic issues to be handled. Why is government utilizing our tax-paid money for such a project that no one can even assure will succeed? Why can’t government “utilize” same $25 million to provide food to flood-affected regions, for educating poor and other purposes? However, I absolutely feel that the ISRO’s MOM project is justified, may it be the cost or resources. I’m sharing one of my experience on similar topic. Here it goes-

I was fortunate that I got an opportunity to meet the Missile Man and then President of India Mr. A P J Abdul Kalam in 2010. (And I’m happy for that) It was India’s Moon mission-Chandrayaan in news back then, when it crash-landed in 2009, forcing ISRO to shut down the program. I was neither against such space missions, nor am I now. While Mr. Kalam was busy in some random discussion with other people, I decided to ask him my question. The question was- why is government spending huge money on such projects when their success is totally uncertain. Halting his other discussions, he straightaway jumped to what I asked. By now, other eyes in that small room were targeting me.

Like always, his reply was outstanding. What he said was it is not about wasting people’s money on missions. We have priorities, no doubt on spending money for education, food, basic amenities, that is a must and we’re doing it. But we want to be somewhere in research and development. We just can’t follow the same things over the years. And it’s not just about whether the mission succeeded or failed or failed miserably. Every single minute in such mission teaches a lesson to scientists working on it. Even the smallest thing can make or break the mission. Also, people will say that when US, Russia and other countries have done the same thing but could not find anything on Moon, why is country like India doing it again? The thing we need to understand is that it is not the race, it’s not like the one who does it first, wins. Absolutely not, we need to find answers to our questions, solve mysteries and we’ll work together on such missions. We’re not wasting money, we’re educating our scientists and researchers and ultimately people.

Jai Hind!