random thoughts..

Growing up or growing confused ?

Gargi (my daughter) is a year and nine months old and has started to speak a few words, which are enough for her to get her point across on what she wants to eat, what to wear or what she wants to do at any point in time. And she is very adamant of her choices. Very often her choice of food, clothes or games, conflict with what we (me and my wife) would feel fine with and we try to influence her decision with ours. She does comply sometimes, but most of the times she protests.

Well, the whole point is that she does protest pretty vehemently. Which means she is very sure of what she wants to do. I cannot clearly remember when was the last time I put my foot down and said this is what I want to do, without bothering about what other people had to say. Not that I never do what I wish to do, rather either no one stops me from what I want to do, or probably I am not so adamant on what I want to do. So, I end up doing things that people around me want me to do.

Do we become more compromising as we grow up and as a result lose track of what we like or want.

This might be a far fetched conclusion from watching a toddler. But quite possible that, as we keep growing up, due to the people surrounding us, we do sometimes become insensitive towards what we really want, and end up doing things which everyone else is doing or wanting us to do. They could be friends, acquantence, neighbours, relatives, parents etc. etc. and hence we grow up into being very confused (because our inherent thought process has gone silent by now).

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January 19, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Help Flood Victims in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

If you are willing to help victims of the floods that affected Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Please see the information below:

Donate Dry ration, Utility items, Clothing, etc. Pls contact Priyanka(9986043080) or Vivek(9845080313) or send an email to sahayata@pankhudifoundation.org to donate or fill this form:   http://tiny.cc/vcFMa

Donate whatever you can to help the people in distress !

October 22, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Diwali break

My week long diwali break ends today. It was a nice and relaxing break from work. Parents had come over from Karnal to celebrate diwali with us. Gargi had a lot of fun playing with her grandparents.
We had made plans to visit Kanyakumari and Rameshwaram, but it had to be cancelled as my father had some urgent work to take care back in Karnal and they cut short their trip by 5 days.
I read the latest book by Chetan Bhagat2States using the free time and liked it. Will write another post on my impressions of the book.
Back to work from tomorrow !

October 21, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Looking for an intelligent feed reader

I use google reader to read most of the RSS feeds that I subscribe to. Last week I got hooked on to twitter and am now following few friends and few other people who tweet interesting stuff. Now here is my problem.

Most of the tweets are not simple sentences. They are usually a few words followed by a small url (from bit.ly or tinyurl or some other url shortener). To be able to read the stuff I need to open the browser and read through the article. I may or may not like the article. So, sometimes I end up spending time reading atleast 10-15% of the article which I might not like.

What I need is an intelligent feed reader which can parse my RSS subscriptions and twitter feed and provide me a summarized view of the stuff. It should also have a way of recording my likes or dislikes for the article that I read. Over a period of time it would have a fair amount of idea of whether I would like an article or not and prioritize the display of the feeds based on my interests.

Not sure if someone is already making such a tool or if such a tool already exists.

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Gyaan, Technical, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

DonateYourPC is now on twitter.

Follow DonateYourPC.in on twitter at @dypc

September 23, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

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November 14, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment