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Days of the dragon

Days of the dragon

Dragon has been associated with a lot of negativity mostly because of the People Republic of China’s role in conflicts across Asia and around but there is an another side of it too. One of my Chinese ( Republic of China: Taiwan) friend and teacher Weng told me that in Chinese tradition a Dragon is a mighty creature and of course powerful but not in negative sense but in positive.

Now forget the dragons for a moment. ..lets talk about real world.  The last few months have been amazing. I have been working a lot… a lot. Well, if some one pays you to mess up with computers then it can’t be work.. it’s fun. Playing cricket is tougher.. Smile 

Made some amazing new friends.

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The coolest programmers I ever met, Benny ( centre) and the person who loves “Sev” and Olive oil more than the Queen of England, Peter ( right) By the way he is an excellent Yoga teacher with a great sense of humour ( very rare in Yoga teachers). 

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Now this is how I take pictures… no warnings, no cheese.nothing, And that’s why most of them are REAL. Meet my new friends. Kat ( Right) , one of the most cheerful Canadians I ever met. And by the way BEWARE she might see some empty space on your hands for some Henna Experiments.  Monica,( Centre) The first Colombian I ever met and you just need to ask for a smile and “the Sun rises”.  Preeti ( right) Damn, I forgot Dosa again…… Creativity speaks for herself.

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And last but not the least, the newest member in my nerdy, Geeky family my Google nexus tab. Love you, Mom.

 

I believe in a simple concept, There is only one country called Earth and there is only one religion called Humanity. This simple thought makes it very easy for me to be friends with anyone. I don’t care about religion, country and gender. I just make friends…. I have friends all over the place, technically in all time zones but not for the sake of facebook ,but for the kind of person they are. for me friendship is holy and sacred.

I worked hard, studied a lot and  made a lot of friends, What else do you need to stay alive?? I guess, “DAYS OF THE DRAGON” just began. By the way, according to Chinese signs “I AM THE DRAGON”. Rolling on the floor laughing

Shameless self promotion

Shameless self promotion

“Let the shameless self promotion begin” one of the most unique and genuine quotes I ever came across. This is by one of my NON FACEBOOK friends, Sarah Gormen. She is one of the most amazing brainstormers I ever met. Brilliant ideas and a lot of skills. Globetrotter, and of course a lady with genuine smile all the time.. – very rare!

With my 19 years of experience with computers and a lot of work experience too, I know very well that the stuff you see on Facebook, twitter, Google+ are mostly for publicity / promotion. And among this a lot of genuine people, feeds, news disappear.

You don’t believe me?? Ok. let me give you an example. The feeds you see on your facebook homepage depends on the time and the popularity of the post. For example your friend posted a very old picture of you and him together. But because your other friends posted something else with a lot of people tagged on it. and companies posted their own feeds. You missed to see that. Unless your friend tagged you, or you dig a lot deeper in facebook feeds.

This happens everywhere in Media, Google news, Twitter “Trends”. I don’t know where to find genuine people. Perhaps, there is no website left which boasts of genuine people and no publicity. It’s obvious no one would ever built anything which won’t be publicized.

But then again, let me give you a perfect example. “Google”. It’s a fact that Google never publicized it’s SEARCH ENGINE, never started any add campaign for “Google Search” . It was totally word of mouth.

What I think is, when you have a real killer product, something top notch or something unique. You don’t need publicity. Everyone else will publicize for you.

PS: You may want to exclude books, or stories or any other content from writers and Artists etc. Cause, a story isn’t worth anything if people don’t know about it. Bible is the most famous book in history. Because it is the most shared book in history.

Best Wishes and keep me posted haha 🙂

Perhaps via email or post cards ( If you wish).
Mahendra

When September Ends!

When September Ends!

There is a phase in everyone’s life when everything seems perfect.  perhaps, I would regard September 2012 as one of the most eventful month in my life. I traveled a lot, worked hard and did a lot of things which I never thought of.  Also made a few new friends and missed several others. I had the best family time both in Mumbai and in Bangalore. My brothers and sister are super awesome.

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The coolest brothers and sister one can have.

One of the most memorable event of my life.

Sometimes it strikes my mind that do I really have a lot of friends or they are just a number on facebook or perhaps I am taking facebook rather very seriously. It grew to have a billion user now but I don’t now many of them actually are REAL FRIENDS to each other or just a number.

Well, I believe that it’s my job to remember my friends whatsoever, whether they remember me or not doesn’t matter. May be someday I will have 288 really close friend and one very very close friend.

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I just need to keep moving ahead!

I just need to keep moving ahead!

One of the most frequently asked question in todays world is – where are you heading towards??? or in other words what are your plans for the future?  These questions seems to irritate everyone but unfortunately they are genuine questions… come- on we need to figure out what we are going to do next.

In my case, fortunately I am on your side… I haven’t figured it out too. For the entire world I am a computer freak but I reality I don’t know what to do next. However I am getting a lot of help from friends and I am really working hard to figure it out but in the mean time I have decided to do one thing- I am not going to let myself sit quiet and settle on one place. I just need to keep working on something or the other. I need to work hard and really quick.

However sometimes people are so busy working for their future that they forget their present. and end up losing everything. We are here to live not to race with someone else!

Enough of tension let me share some pictures!  Quick peek into my life!

 

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         These are some of my new friends (not facebook friends) from around the globe….

Well, making friends is easy for me now, but staying in touch with them is very difficult. In the last 2-3 months I have made a number of friends but I don’t know how many of them remember me well……….  Sad, but true! By the way I remember each and every one them, from the moment I first met them to the moment they left. computer engineer!!Winking smile  Razor sharp memory!

“A smile takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever…..”

Alone in a populated city!

Alone in a populated city!

I have been living in the city of Indore, Madhya Pradesh for the last four years. Made a lot of friends, traveled a lot of places and had  lots of life changing experiences. I love this city because it’s not too big nor too small by the way I hate crowded places. The only problem I faced in this city is loneliness, especially during festivals… Diwali vacation is on and my hostel is almost vacant……  All my childhood friends are in different cities and since I am  a kind of introvert person,it’s difficult for me to make friends. I do have a lot of acquaintances but calling them good friends will be wrong.

Looking back, I think moving out of my home town was one of the best decisions I have made. Life has taught me everything.. How to conduct myself in a new town, whom to trust, how to handle tough financial situations and most importantly, how to live alone… all by myself,without depending on others. And I think I have faired well in all of the above. The only grudge I have is being alone in my hostel. Sometimes it has it’s own benefits and some times it causes problems.

Facebook and Gmail does help but friendship isn’t about chatting for long hours it about having a feeling that there is someone who know you, more than yourself. After watching Harry Potter movies the only thing I thought about was friendship. My school principal used to say that “FRIENDS DON’T COMPETE WITH EACH OTHER, THEY COMPLETE EACH OTHER”.

when I was a kid I used to watch a cartoon series called “RECESS”  it’s was about six friends in middle school. It was a delight watching them. Oh wow! just had an idea to watch it again on youtube!  Great writing a blog has benefits too… see I can now forget about my problems and enjoy watching RECESS.

One of my all time favorite cartoon series

 

Will write about it soon!

Happy Diwali….

Friend!

Friend!

Cambridge university says- “Friend is a person who you know well and who you like a lot, but who is usually not a member of your family”

Google says- “Friend is a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of family relations.

Wikipedia says- “ well in this case it does not says anything it just redirects the page to “friendship”

Origin:

Old English frēond, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vriend and German Freund, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘to love’,

 

Enough of theoretical crap!

In simple words…….. well, you don’t need an actual word to define your friend, you just know it.

  • you don’t need words to talk with a friend, you just communicate
  • you don’t need to ask anything from your friend, you just get it
  • you don’t need facebook, twitter, etc to be friends, just need to feel..

I am not the right person to talk about friends but I know one thing that I can read eyes and as far as I know, eyes never lie. So just look into the other person’s eyes and you will know it. Then of course facebook, twitter are always there to lie about……………….

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“The only way to have friends is to be one” 

hey…. don’t think of me, Ralph Waldo Emerson said that.

 

Technically I am not a very friendly person. I don’t talk much on phone, facebook , sms etc, may be that’s the reason I don’t have many friends.  But hey…….. I am improving day by day, minute by minute, second by second… Beware! of Mahendra, he may turn up to be your friend.