Few days back I went to the Rail Museum in Delhi. It has a collection of many models of the rain engine that use to run on Indian rail platforms. Following are some 360º panorama from Google Camera. (Best enjoyed in Full Screen mode, click the Full Screen icon from within the Panorama).
Recently I went to a location called “Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal”. This is located in Central Ridge Reserve Forest, walking distance from the nearest Metro station of Jhandewalan. Here’s the 360º Panorama taken from Google Camera.
Year 2014 was one of the busiest year so far. And while my friends are busy posting what made their past year so happening on Facebook I thought I shall not rely on some artificial algorithm to tell my story of the year 2014. Hence what follows next are some of my real life experiences with lots of personal touch.
2014 proved to be a very important year for personal growth, learning and getting new experiences. I worked on many projects at job, revived old technologies and learned new ones. 2014 was a sad year for a lot of people but it also proved historical one for Indian political system.
During the first quarter of 2014, I caught myself in a situation where two of my immediate seniors at job left almost simultaneously leaving me in charge of a whole new set of responsibilities. That was a sudden change in the pace of my life but nothing which I couldn’t handle if I followed what my peers had taught me. Continue reading Year 2014 at a Glance→
Before life used to be in fast lanes, people were minimalist. They used to work hard in the day, earn enough to eat two times, sleep peacefully over the night, and start all over again the next day. They used to respect each other, celebrated, mourned and participated in any events happening in their neighbors together.
But over the years life has not been the same. As the industrial revolution evolved, people turned to cities. They started to face competition and they needed to fight in order to be heard and get what they deserved. We earned. We bought stuff. We felt happy buying stuff. So we earn more to buy more stuff. Slowly we became so habituated with the cycle that we started to drift from what once mattered to us more than anything. We started accumulating things we may not even need. Suddenly a new kind of competition was there. Competition to look more smart. More trendy. More fashionable. Something more to boast about. It never end.
But minimalistic living is something people eventually turns to, when they finally understand that they have enough of the shenanigans of consumerism.
I was on IRC when someone posted about weavesilk.com that lets user draw digital art using symmetrical strokes of brush with varied colors. It was a matter of time before the site engulfed me. I tried to create some drawings taking inspiration from real world.
These are what I created (click on image to enlarge):
I intent to open a recurring account so that I can accumulate some amount by saving a little each month to be payed later after a year as an LIC policy installment. I scoured over 3 banks to look for which of them provide the best interest rates.
So, its one of those time of the year, when you feel your (old) phone is getting too old to handle, and there could be many reasons for feeling so, depending on the type of consumer you are.
For me, I am now looking for a new phone, since its giving me a few troubles (which translates to MANY, in my case!).
Personally I don’t want to leave my Sony Ericsson W550i (Walkman), which was a present to me 2 yrs ago from my dad on my birthday and since then, I have built a relationship with this phone. This phone is amazing. Without getting too emotional, I just want to tell that its dedicated keys for Multimedia, Camera, Lock and Video Player is awesome, but also it has so much of features, that just makes it too cool to handle. Continue reading Buying Dilemma of a New Phone (to Talk)→
One thing in my life, which I hated when I ate it the first time, is the most popular food in the western countries – Pizza! I guess much time had passed between its cooking and the time I began to put that in my mouth! The next time was all the way in my birthday, when I enjoyed it in a shop, along with a friend of mine, and you guessed right, it was for my birthday treat. The shop was Unique Cafe, situated in a famous location of East Delhi – Madhu Vihar Market. And this happened nearly four months ago.
Today, on the 16th day of 2010, I experienced, may be for a little while, what might eating in an expensive food joint feels. And believe me it feels good and may be a little awkward. Continue reading One Afternoon at a Pizza Hut→
As my First official blog, I want to quote following letter which I wrote almost, 5 years ago to discovery channel. I am sharing this letter, in order to explain my philosophy towards life, which I think still persists today.
BEFORE YOU SEE THIS LETTER LONG ENOUGH TO WASTE TIME, I REQUEST YOU TO PLEASE GIVE IT A READ.
Allow me to introduce myself. I am ‘Vineet Kumar’; an 18-year boy completed my senior secondary education. I live in the capital city of India, Delhi. I am a strange child but having ordinary abilities, having my father full of expectations for me to come to a higher post. Continue reading My Letter to Discovery→