Monday, December 31, 2012

जिन्हें नाज़ है हिन्द पर वो कहाँ है



As the year ends and i look back, i am more disillusioned from the dream Netaji and Gandhiji dreamt for us. This is not the country we were promised and i feel so helpless that i cant change a damn thing. So bloody helpless.    


ये कूचे ये नीलाम घर दिल-कशी के
ये लुटते हुए कारवा ज़िन्दगी के 
कहाँ है कहाँ है मुहाफ़िज़ खुदी के
जिन्हें नाज़ है हिन्द पर वो कहा है 

मदद चाहती है ये हव्वा की बेटी 

यशोदा की हम-जींस राधा की बेटी
पयम्बर की उम्मत जुलेखा की बेटी
जिन्हें नाज़ है हिन्द पर वो कहाँ है

जरा मुल्क के रहबरों को बुलाओ
ये कुचे ये गलियां ये मंजर दिखाओ
जिन्हें नाज़ है हिन्द पर उनको बुलाओ
जिन्हें नाज़ है हिन्द पर वो कहाँ है
कहाँ है कहाँ हैं कहाँ हैं ?

I was one of them.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Lets keep fun in computing


“I think that it’s extraordinarily important that we in computer sci- ence keep fun in computing. When it started out, it was an awful lot of fun. Of course, the paying customers got shafted every now and then, and after a while we began to take their complaints se- riously. We began to feel as if we really were responsible for the successful, error-free perfect use of these machines. I don’t think we are. I think we’re responsible for stretching them, setting them off in new directions and keeping fun in the house. I hope the field of computer science never loses its sense of fun. Above all, I hope we don’t become missionaries. Don’t feel as if you’re Bible sales- men. The world has too many of those already. What you know about computing other people will learn. Don’t feel as if the key to successful computing is only in your hands. What’s in your hands, I think and hope, is intelligence: the ability to see the machine as more than when you were first led up to it, that you can make it more.” —Alan J. Perlis (April 1, 1922 – February 7, 1990

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

haqeeqat-e-ishq

Tum Haqeeqat-e-Ishq ho, ya fareb meri ankhon ka..
Na DiL se nikalte ho, na Zindagi main aate ho .

Thursday, May 10, 2012

What the hell am i doing

Lately I’ve been drowning in inability to do things. Somethings happened which put a break on all the cool progress I made in last year and I don’t feel like I’m getting anything done. Numerous conversations with "me", some strange blogpost i have stumbled upon have started to make sense. 
The best i read is this
They can’t just decide that they want to start a company and keep it, or to move to the beach and play the keyboard for a meager living because they realize that would totally fulfill them. Instead they drown under a running faucet of infinite caveats and doubts available at a moment’s notice from their abstract thinking. They are stuck in a labyrinth of endless scenarios that never existed and never plausibly will exist, but that inform their decisions and beliefs all the same.    
... 
You will never live the life you want by wandering aimlessly through hypothetical scenarios. I’ve tried it, it doesn’t work. I’ve also tried just doing something. That worked. 
So i'm trying. 

Cheers,

Saturday, April 28, 2012

About Principles


Alice shows some code to Bob. Something about it catches Bob’s eye; he tells her that this mechanism is a bad idea and she should find another approach. She asks why.
Bob, despite being correct, can’t answer.
Or maybe he can, but is worse off nonetheless: for every pitfall or potential consequence he dreams up, Alice fires back with how she’ll compensate or why it doesn’t apply in this case. Eventually Bob runs out of ideas, and Alice carries on with what she’s doing, now feeling more happy about it—she’s fought for her work and won, after all.
Bob is arguing from principle, and Alice is scoffing at the idea of principle for its own sake. Principles are for academics; out here in the real world, whatever gets the job done is good enough.
Right?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Google Search and My world


Everyone lives in their own world. They live with the only things they know, and have known all their lives. Unless you experience all that is in this world you can never understand it. You must know pain, sadness, joy and love. Fear and safety. Love and hate.You may have been a hero. And must experience being an outcast. Until you’ve felt all that’s in this world, you can never understand it.


Now this is more true with Google tweaking its results to include my G+ activities. This might mean i will never discover a new world. I might never come to understand the other world. Although it was inevitable that G+ will make its way into search results but i find it little too early. Lets wait and see what Google algorithms has in store for us.