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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ping !!

Einstein: I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots. Was he right?

For once leave your laptop, stay away from your phone, switch off that TV, forget about the world, and just sit with your closed ones, your friends, your family. And I bet you will see a completely different world altogether. A world without the net, the real world.

This all thought came to me, when watching a movie with a friend, I was more on the phone and less with movie. All this leading to my friend snatching my phone away, and quoting the above quote along with a slew of slangs :P ! This made me realize what's all with online stuff, why are we all so much depending on it. It's like we are always busy while being completely free, wasting time. 

In today's world, most of the netizens eat, sleep, talk, chat with laptops, phones, whatsapp etc. etc. around them.  It seems that they are tied to the net, like they have to attach to it. Mobiles have become man's best friend.

Our generation might be last one to have talked with each other on the face, talked about our problems in person, shared our happiness celebrating with friends, and not the phone. Such is the new trend thanks to all the chat clients and social networks, that instead of closing the gaps of friendship, it's just making it bigger. Everyone nowadays plans everything online, from wishing birthdays to celebrating. Interpersonal communication is taking a large step behind, and typing speed is the most important thing nowadays.

Also noticed, it is easier to open up with your problems to a friend online, instead of talking about it. It might be easier to do so, but if someone really wants to tell that person his problems, a pat on the back, or a hug works more wonder than the online chats, the funda lagana. Even just talking one to one, in person is way more helpful than messaging. It takes a lot of courage to speak out to someone in person. But it also halves the grief and doubles the happiness.

I still don’t know why this post, all the thing here is just a personal opinion on my current state of mind, and my current behavior for the past couple of months. I know things above are not much clear, as it is also not clear in my mind :P !  So blogs are there to clear the confusion, so the post I guess :P !


Now, for me at least one thing is clear, that
 I have become a slave of my phone , rather it being mine.

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Asta va Lista!



Couple of months just flew by, it seems like I was in college, and had just got the news of my internship offer, was getting the famous GPLs, and now I am at 35,000 ft. in turbulence, on my return flight. We had worked around 50 working days and I still can’t understand where they went. All in all it was a very fun experience, with the very friendly colleagues at the office and the best CEO anyone can ever have.  The office experience was so great that it inspired me to dream of opening such an office with such a great atmosphere, and one day take interns the same way our CEO had.

Technically learnt a lot, especially how to design and estimate an application. Got my hands dirty with PHP and made a relationship of life with Javascript. From Fuelphp, to Jquery got to learn the importance of frameworks. Got to learn how the clients demand and how what might be simple to implement can get pretty tough in the end. The User Interface is so important that was a very great news for me, as I love to design the frontend of anything. What I developed with my teammate might be very easy, but designing everything from scratch with just the knowledge of the requirements, and everything being left to us was very much educating I shall say. Being involved in a complete project was the best thing in my internship, technically. Coding and programming I say can be learnt anytime in college, but to get a hands on experience in a company on a product based project is I say I was very lucky.

Apart from the technical knowledge, working in a team was very much fun. And also staying in a new city, meeting new people, and chatting with them. Learning from the experiences they had, sharing some of your own experiences. You can’t always learn everything but learning from seniors, their experiences sure does help you see the real world. Yea, I did surely learn a lot about myself in the past couple of months. And proudly would say I helped me a lot, my inner self. I made a very good friend in the summer, a great collection to my trophy cabinet I must say. 

Leaving the serious part behind;


The city, is supposedly the hip town of India, well after all with all the great pubs and the great eateries, I fell in love with the culture here. The language may be alien, but found the people to be very helpful. Bangalore, well the place is an extended college for me, with all the seniors out here, I feel a couple of years younger here, meeting them and remembering the fun we had. From all the night outs, to forcing the seniors to giving me a treat, just like college. Apart from all this Bangalore has so many pubs, that I could just spend my weekends exploring them, and then eating in equally so many eateries. Fell in Truffles and Scottish pub my usual hangout. For the actual bar feeling loved Guzzler’s Inn, truly lovely ambience, especially the music.

The idea of coming back here in a year, with a job, starting our lives here, is so thrilling that you start to feel Bangalore as your own city.



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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Coming back the Bangalore Way!



After being away from the cyber world for more than a year, for various reasons :P , decided to write down again, in my as usual broken English and logic less thoughts.

This summer it was to be Bangalore, and so I thought why not just start with my experience here. The following is the essay, the company CEO, where I am currently an Intern, had asked us to submit this though we forgot to submit , I decided  to post it here;

Bangalore




Bangalore, a city for the youth, has given me a very good exposure both to my technical field and also to my travel experience. The culture of the city is totally youth centered, with the numerous fast food joints and the pubs to hang out in. The traditional culture is also not lost here, there are temples and many a traditional cuisine restaurants.

The fact that Bangalore is the cradle of careers in the IT sector is another advantage. To see so many companies in the IT sector and exponentially more working in those companies, was itself an enriching thought. Though the silicon valley of India, the exposure is just not only limited to the IT sector, but also to various heavy industries, aerospace industries, and of course entrepreneurship.  The most striking thing that I loved in Bangalore is the number new and upcoming companies. Many entrepreneurs come down to Bangalore to kick start their ideas. With so much of exposure this a great place to start one’s professional life.

On the threshold of career choices I think this internship will go a long way to develop a perspective on the kind of work I want to do. Moreover this provides exposure to the real world of application development. Till now, in the 3 weeks that just flew by, we have managed to learn quite a many things, starting from the idea of planning an application, to how understand what the user requires. From hearing about new technologies, to implementing those technologies. Apart from the technical stuff, also enjoying every moment in the office, working as a team, and eating away those chocolates in the fridge. And of course, the lunches with the CEO.

My experience in Bangalore, has been a variety of new adventures in only 3 weeks. Of the high end super powered cars and of the equally great motorcycles. Of the Comic Con India, and of the high end Malls. The fact that this city is in India, seems to be vague when you land up in the much hyped M.G. Road. With so many showrooms of various brands, and the never dying spirit of the crowd, the place has a buzz every time there. With malls dotting the skyline and pubs dotting the ground, the spirit of Bangalore can be seen there.

In the past 3 weeks of experience am loving Bangalore! The prospect of ending up here next year is starting to look good. All in all, a great new chapter in my life.



Well that was formal part of the story, in the 5 weeks that I have been here, the experiences have increased a lot, and so I guess now I get something to bore about in the blog. 

With many a formal and informal experiences, let's just I will be back to haunt everyone.