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similarly different

the server is busy.
the file is getting deployed for the past 5 minutes.
it will take 20-25 minutes more to accomplish the test.

what am I doing in that frame of time????

I am reading this article by JANARDHAN ROYE in the Times of India and can't control my laughter.

Nostalgia for the simple life and uncomplicated everyday options seized my middle-aged mind when, abroad, one ran out of toothpaste, and dashed to the supermarket. The plan of action - zip in, pick up the toothpaste, race back to make it to the meeting on time - got unstuck from the word 'Go'. I found the Oral Care section at the retail outlet. There, stretching as far as the eye could see, were toothpastes: Total Fresh Stripe, Janina Whitening, Advanced Whitening, Fresh Energy Gel, Herbal Family Protection, more Active Gel this time Red Hot...the ridiculously large selection boggled the mind. All one wanted was a simple toothpaste that one routinely buys, something with a minty flavour. I moved from left aisl…

Mukteshwar Trek (part 3)

Continued from :- Mukteshwar Trek (part 1) & Mukteshwar Trek (part 2)
Although we hadn't done anything much except chattering and sightseeing, everyone was quite tired at the mere mention of the trek's distance – 5 kilometres and may be more, that too on a very rugged terrain where every step was to be footed carefully. Showing courage we started. I was in the front of the bunch most of the times. Say it my enthusiasm or my cherished 4 years of pahadi experience at NIT Hamirpur.
When we started, the guide showed us the location of the cascade in the middle of the valley, so far that one would need binoculars to figure it out. We had a descent in the valley but quite carefully as it had rained heavily the last day and rocks-soil were quite loose. We saw many great landscapes in the valley and everyone was clicking either the sight or getting clicked himself by others. We moved on. After a good 40-45 minutes, we reached a road head where the guide stopped us and told to get …

Mukteshwar Trek (part 2)

Continued from :-  Mukteshwar Trek (part 1)
We started a good 2 hours late as per the planned schedule. But the good thing was – we started. Despite some minor traffic snarls caused by the kanwariyas, we went at a brisk pace. Although it was midnight, even it couldn't stop anyone from chattering and giggling. I enjoyed a short nap meanwhile. When I woke up we were at a roadside dhaba, unusually hustling in spite of the odd 2:30 AM in the night. I was hungry and had some bread pakoras, which I relished. After having some snacks we started again. The road was quite a notorious one and didn't let me sleep peacefully. Still, I continued to do so as I knew that the next day was going to be tiring.
The next time I woke up was at Rudrapur (Udham Singh Nagar). We reached Haldwani at around 5:30 AM in the morning and just 15-20 minutes later crossed Kathgodam. The Kumaon hills had started to come by. It was the first part of the drive in the hills. Everyone was awake at the sight of t…

Mukteshwar Trek (part 1)

Is it a wallpaper downloaded from the Internet...?
It's quite likely for anyone reading this post to ask the above question... let me answer it... no...I have clicked it... the same question surfaced in my mind when I saw this breathtaking cascade at Mukteshwar... On reaching this place, I felt a sense of achievement after having trekked more than 5 kilometres for the same...
The story started one boring day in office when some colleagues suggested having a team outing for the weekend. As usual, no consensus could be made upon the destination. Then our daredevil colleague Amit came up with an idea to have a trek to Mukteshwar. First of all, people confused the place with a nearby place Garh Mukteshwar (bearing the same name). Then after clearing the air about the original place, we started planning for the trip (it seems that it all happened in 5-6 minutes, but in situ, it took good 7-8 days to chalk out the whole plan).
Afterwards, I learned that the place is near Nainital and ab…

CHAOS

yes...the name...
the name itself persuaded me in the book shop to buy it...

its the name of the book that I have started reading yesterday...

after reading the prologue and the back page...I was convinced to buy it...
one review at the back page said that one would never look at the world in the same way after reading the book...
although have never heard of the author James Gleick, but the book's an interesting one...
just had a foray through the first chapter...The Butterfly Effect...and was instantly reminded of the Ashton Kutcher starred movie with the same name...

all the experiments started from the ongoing research by the famous Lorenz...
I was startled to learn that the research started on the basis of his experiments on Meteorology...
seemed very wayward to me in the beginning but after setting the tempo with the chapter really wanted to appreciate the keen observation by the man himself...

will try to read it as soon as possible...
regarding the question left on the an…

my first post

the name of the blog suggests all...
totally faltoo...:D
that's what I am feeling right now...sitting in front of a new generation idiot box...

so...
how did this Faltoo idea come up...?????????? ________ (1)
when you are totally faltoo...only then these kinds of ideas rise...
(may be newton would have been faltoo as me at the time he saw an apple falling and changed our lives...especially us engineers)
I don't have much content to write here as of now...
but will be definitely back with some more...

the question (1) still persists...
will definitely try to find the answer for the same...:)