Monthly Archives: April 2015

Heaven and hell on a Sunday!

Heaven and hell on a Sunday!

Enjoy the little things

 

The first thing which happened this morning was the crash of my 1 TB hard disk and with it all my life worth of data.. all gone!  Imagine all the pictures from vacations, friends and computer programs, files all gone in a second. worse than hell.
As usual I try to sleep through my pain. The best mental remedy for situations like this. However the day got even worse when there was no whereabouts of my friend Brigida, who was somewhere in the Nepal where a massive earthquake had struck.  It is so emotional to see people going length and breadths of internet to find their friends and family and it did worked for many. In my case Google people finder confirmed a report of her being safe.  A big relief!  Heaven …

I also found out that a lot of companies are providing free calling services to Nepal to make sure everyone gets hold of their loved ones. The world united and sent their troops and medical teams for support. Such a huge gesture and a hell of a lot better than Yemen crisis.

I am still worried to look at my hard drive but there are a few ways to recover data (a very bleak and vague possibility) but if people can find missing persons on this wide and  vast internet then anything is possible.

Hope my friend reaches home well and my data gets restored.

Mahendra Kumar

Digital meditation- radio silence

Digital meditation- radio silence

You all know what meditation really is… in the most non Sanskrit words it is just calming your mind down but strangely enough calming your mind is like trying to bend the spoon as in the movie “Matrix” no matter how hard you try… that’s not happening.  Least you can do is to be happy about the fact that while trying to bend the spoon you cleaned up your kitchen (mind).

Now why am I talking about spoons here? well nothing in particular I just have two of them and would like to use them for long.

Back to the real Matrix…. Last week was kind of a turmoil. That happens all the time in tech world. Out of no where you are stuck with a few lines of code for days. I was practically staring at 15 lines of code for the entire week to find bugs in them.  The only relief was lunch at Divya Sir’s place. Trust me when I say I ate like a pig.. I really did.

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Bhagavad Gita says you need leave your body and think from a different perspective when you handle any difficult situation and to do that you need peace of mind therefore I turned off my computers, Wifi and cell phone for most part of the days and also deactivated my Facebook account briefly in order to stay as relaxed as ever and I did slept for long.

And luckily enough I finally got the algorithm sorted out and a job contract with awesome perks. However in the mean time my phone must have got a ton of curse words for being silent and not responding to any calls. Apart from a few calls from loved ones I don’t regret leaving my phone behind in the room. It’s one of those things which makes me believe that no matter what I am still a human who likes normal face to face conversation. That reminds me of a 70 years old security guard I met 2 days back after almost 3 years. A genuine smile and a few words were all we needed to catch up. We don’t even know each others name but he knows more about me than most of my Facebook friends plus we rarely chat.

Everyone is bound to get in trouble at some point or other but in those times it’s best to turn off your internet and move out in sun, rain and in cold the world would be more real and small. It’s definitely not running away but focusing on the real issue rather than what’s happening in Yemen.

From the beginning of the development sprint there were a whole lot of problems personal, professional but I believe that happiness is worth sharing and problems are worth fighting for. You would never hear any problems from me unless you are the one I need help from.

Coming back to meditation this is what meditation and radio silence actually means and it’s effects.
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( credits: Marcia Dominguez)

 

chapati by Mahendra

PS: Just got this picture from my lovely friend Jiaranai. I managed to make chapatis not in India but in Thai.

Mahendra Kumar