It has been quite a while since I posted regularly here. This space has long been neglected by me and some of you following this still (I'm very thankful to you for the affection) have asked me back and again why I haven't been posting much here anymore. While there has been no particular reason why I have stayed away from posting regularly here, looking back I do realise I've lost an invaluable opportunity to share what I had written. It is not that I was writing quite regularly or wrote as much.
Blog :: 'PariveshaNa'
When a friend from Google had messaged me several weeks back that there’s going to be an Indic hackathon at Google and that I should try and be part of it, I was quite excited about it. It is not quite often that an “Indic” event is organised by tech giants like Google.
Just around the time when big spending announcement on infrastructure has been made in the state budget, the roads in the city of Bengaluru are back to the shabbiest state that we’re quite familiar with. ToI has an interesting note about the big allocation for Bengaluru roads in the state budget. It points out that:
An anonymous parcel arrived the other day by courier and the security downstairs had kept it aside.
I opened it late in the evening to find a parcel with no note whatsoever in it. A T-Shirt and a memento was thrust into a box. Turns out that it was the stuff distributed at the “Kannada Wikipedia 10th anniversary” event to which I was not invited officially. It was as though someone knew I wouldn’t accept it and kept it anonymous.
It has been such a long time since I tried my hand at this. Not too happy with the lines, but hey, something for a change.
The Mid-day meals programme has hit a tragedy in the state of Bihar and students have died. Apparently, someone thought it was okay to cook in utensils used for insecticide. Elsewhere in India, this might be happening: