Occupy Bangalore

https://www.facebook.com/events/310448432374269
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/articles/350377/20120609/anonymous-protest-india-cyber-law-torrents-webistes.htm

Sure. We don’t like it if some one censored our internet. There will be a social media outrage. We will take government sites down. We will make sure we do everything to preserve our online liberty. We would do an “occupy bangalore” to make things right

BUT.

http://www.ces.iisc.ernet.in/energy/paper/Bangalore_heatisland/results.htm
The city just had its worst of summers. The water bodies are disappearing. Not sure if city could still be called garden city.
Cost of living, rents, food prices – They are only ever increasing.

I am an immigrant to this city. This is also the first and the only city I ever lived in. There was a charm to the city that I feel is slowly being lost. I wish people did an “occupy bangalore” that wanted the city back but not just our freedom to see the sites we want to. That is something I would want to go to.

It is said, things get worse before they get better. I sincerely wish it were true.

Moving on

I don’t hold you responsible any more for what happened to me. It seems silly I have been doing that.

I and only I, am responsible for things that happen to me.

Quoting PG,

Someone who does you an injury hurts you twice: first by the injury itself, and second by taking up your time afterward thinking about it. If you learn to ignore injuries you can at least avoid the second half. I’ve found I can to some extent avoid thinking about nasty things people have done to me by telling myself: this doesn’t deserve space in my head. I’m always delighted to find I’ve forgotten the details of disputes, because that means I hadn’t been thinking about them. My wife thinks I’m more forgiving than she is, but my motives are purely selfish.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

IPL

Disclaimer: Not an original thought.

Quote from the movie “The Gladiator” –

I think he knows what Rome is. Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them and they’ll be distracted. Take away their freedom and still they’ll roar. The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the senate, it’s the sand of the coliseum. He’ll bring them death – and they will love him for it.

Can you think of anything contemporary to this? No?

How about the Indian Premier League?

Attitude

There is significant implications to what people say or do. It shows a lot of their attitude. It shows what some people are made of. Naturally, some people are just awesome. An I am lucky to have many such people around me.

I was asking for endorsements from ex-colleagues from Linkedin. One of them wrote back –

lol.. you won’t need it.. trust me 🙂

He is one of those awesome people. And with that message, I felt awesome too.

Dedicated to the Last Row of Sun Lab.

Boundaries

You think you are someone. You think you know your boundaries – the line that divides the things that you would do and those you wouldn’t. You think you know what you are capable of. And then you think you know the same things about people close to you. You are sure of it. You think you couldn’t be so far from truth.

Do a startup. You realize you are not that someone you thought you were. It was just a mask you were comfortable wearing. The boundaries were just lines that you drew.

This video applies to you too. Not just the world.