Monday, December 21, 2015

The Blog Awakens

As the world has been taken over by the Star war mania, I too could not help but soar in that spirit. Till this time I realized that I was not doing enough of anything about anything, the Office works being the only natural exception. Without dithering any further I got working on my list of 2015 winter solstice day resolution. A ritual somewhat similar to the New Year day resolution practiced in some galaxies around the Universe. Topping that list was to awaking my blog.

Construction, the place I live is a tough field and definitely not for those feeble hearted. The awful feeling about all the insanity around today’s world has now coupled with that leaving very little room for one to maneuver. It appears the dark forces are gaining foothold in our planet.

But this is set to change as the force is going to be with me now. The force unleashed by the new HP Star WarsTM special edition notebook that will let the imagination run wild and allow to #AwakenYourForce.

Over the years, I have learnt that there are only two types of people in this universe. One half of them are diehard fans of star war series having watched those countless times, while another half has only watched couple of times and the remaining …. If there is an odd one left have probably not heard of star wars. I can confess that, I did not like it the first few times but then things changed.

Today I am all set to awaken my own positive force and unlock the prowess of a fan that nestled inside for so long oblivion of its true potential. That way I shall reach for the stars to be part of the great adventure, whilst I stay grounded in my desk chair in a galaxy far far away.

There are no reasons to believe that there are no life outside our planet as life is stranger than we can imagine or would like to believe. Life exists in the coldest of places frozen inside blocks of ice or within concentrated acid and withstanding the pressure at the bottom of the deepest oceans. We should not therefore be surprised if we have a strange looking visitor resembling R2D2 comes knocking at our front door tomorrow.

I would rather advocate that we be prepared for that day and this is where the HP notebook will become handy to create magic. In this world magic does happen and together we shall get creative to have part of our home remodeled to welcome such guests when they arrive. It could be a spaceship inspired floating chandelier, a Darth Vader table lamp or maybe have entire walls of the room resemble a spacecraft.

In essence we could make our home and offices look a little more like what is alien to us. Just in case they invade us we shall make them feel at home. After all as per ancient Hindu scripture, we do believe in “Atithi Devo Bhava” (अतिथिदेवो भव in Sanskrit), a "code of conduct" for Hindu society. In Simple English words "The Guest is Equivalent to God". Notwithstanding the fact that the appearance of the God still remains an unsolved mystery. How about some water bottles inspired by the stars.

And if they fail to find my address, who is going to complain anyways for dwelling in an environment that will constantly make them part of the Star Wars saga. By the way, the new HP Star WarsTM special edition notebook will be a perfect match in that set up.This post links to  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Disabilities & all of us

3 December 2015 is observed as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. I was a bit disappointed this morning when I found Google did not utilize this opportunity to raise awareness with a doodle.  
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The aim of this observance is to promote an awareness of issues related to disability and mobilize forces in their support so that persons with disabilities can live a life of dignity and none of their rights are compromised. It also seeks to promote the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. 
Our cities unfortunately, are not disable friendly and this does not need any elaboration. We do not have our public spaces such as malls, cinemas, stadiums and parks equipped with wheel chair access ramp, special toilets or safe walks ways for a person with any kind of disability. The offices and homes are no different. On the contrary in developed countries every public parks have special elevators so that differently able people could also lead an independent life with dignity. 
However there is a hidden truth to all these which we all seem to ignore till the reality bites. Human beings are a aging population that degenerates too. Today we may be fit as a fiddle but a few years on the story might go for a twist to evolve as a completely different story. Some of us will develop visual impairment while some other might have physical disability or partial memory loss. 
Have a quick trailer of the future by closing both eyes for a few minutes or walking with the room lights switched off. Alternatively try negotiating steps with one leg tied. Switching the television to an unknown language will help us understand how important sound waves are to our life. 
Let's pledge together to make our cities and homes friendly for people with disabilities. By making the world livable for all, we shall also ensure that we continue to live a life of dignity tomorrow.