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नमस्ते सदा वत्सले मातृभूमे

नमस्ते सदा वत्सले मातृभूमे

त्वया हिन्दुभूमे सुखं वर्धितोऽहम् ।

महामङ्गले पुण्यभूमे त्वदर्थे

पतत्वेष कायो नमस्ते नमस्ते ।।१।।


प्रभो शक्तिमन् हिन्दु राष्ट्राङ्गभूता

इमे सादरं त्वां नमामो वयम्

त्वदीयाय कार्याय बद्धा कटीयं

शुभामाशिषं देहि तत्पूर्तये ।


अजय्यां च विश्वस्य देहीश शक्तिं

सुशीलं जगद्येन नम्रं भवेत्

श्रुतं चैव यत्कण्टकाकीर्ण मार्गं

स्वयं स्वीकृतं नः सुगं कारयेत् ।।२।।


समुत्कर्ष निःश्रेयसस्यैकमुग्रं

परं साधनं नाम वीरं व्रतम्

तदन्तः स्फुरत्वक्षया ध्येयनिष्ठा

हृदन्तः प्रजागर्तु तीव्राऽनिशम् ।


विजेत्री च नः संहता कार्यशक्तिर्

विधायास्य धर्मस्य संरक्षणम् ।

परं वैभवं नेतुमेतत् स्वराष्ट्रं

समर्था भवत्वाशिषाते भृशम् ।।३।।


।। भारत माता की जय ।।

© राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ
Posted in Interesting, Memoirs, Poetics

उषःकाल होता होता, काळरात्र झाली

उषःकाल होता होता, काळरात्र झाली 
अरे पुन्हा आयुष्यांच्या पेटवा मशाली 

आम्ही चार किरणांची ही आस का धरावी 
जे कधीच नव्हते त्याची वाट का पहावी 
कसा सूर्य अंधाराच्या वाहतो पखाली

तिजोर्यात केले त्यांनी बंद स्वर्ग साती
आम्हावरी संसाराची उडे धूळ माती
आम्ही ती स्मशाने ज्यांना, प्रेत ही ना वाली

उभा देश झाला आता एक बंदीशाला
जिथे देवकीचा पान्हा दूधाने जळाला
कसे पुण्य दुर्देवी अन पाप भाग्यशाली

धुमसतात अजुनि विझल्या चितांचे निखारे
अजून रक्त मागत उठती वधस्तंभ सारे
आसवेच स्वातंत्र्याची आम्हाला मिळाली
Posted in Interesting, Memoirs, Poetics

God, Universe and Us

He, the creator of
The Universe
We, His children
Living in it

Approach Him
To Share,
To talk

Seeking support, strength
In times of troubles and sorrows

To show gratitude,
Celebrate empathy and satisfaction

To question sins,
Rejections and the associated disapprovals

In His faith, we believe
Welcome birth 
Accept inevitable death

Offerings to Him exclusively 
Complement our festivities

His infinite ways of
Showering blessings are strange

In Him we see ourselves
Traversing life

In the hide and seek of
Joy and sorrow

In the cycle of
Expectations and disappointments

*** Composed by Vinit Desai ***
Posted in Interesting, Poetics

This Is Just Going To Hurt A Little Bit 🦷

One thing I like less than most things is sitting in a dentist chair with
my mouth wide open.
And that I will never have to do it again is a hope that I am against hope hopen

Because some tortures are physical and some are mental,
But the one that is both is dental
It is hard to be self-possessed
With your jaw digging into your chest

So hard to retain your calm
When your fingernails are making serious alterations in your life line
or love line or some other important line in your palm

So hard to give your usual effect of cheery benignity
When you know your position is one of the two or three in life
most lacking in dignity

And your mouth is like a section of road that is being worked on.
And it is all cluttered up with stone crushers and concrete mixers and
drills and steam rollers and there isn’t a nerve in your head that
you aren’t being irked on

Oh, some people are unfortunate enough to be strung up by thumbs
And others have things done to their gums,
And your teeth are supposed to be being polished,
But you have reason to believe they are being demolished
And the circumstance that adds most to your terror
Is that it’s all done with a mirror,
Because the dentist may be a bear, or as the Romans used to say, only
they were referring to a feminine bear when they said it, an ursa,
But all the same how can you be sure when he takes his crowbar in one
hand and mirror in the other he won’t get mixed up, the way you
do when you try to tie a bow tie with the aid of a mirror, and forget
that left is right and vice versa?

And then at last he says That will be all; but it isn’t because he then
coats your mouth from cellar to roof
With something that I suspect is generally used to put a shine on a
horse’s hoof

And you totter to your feet and think
Well it’s all over now and after
all it was only this once
And he says come back in three monce
And this, O Fate, is I think the most vicious circle that thou ever sentest,
That Man has to go continually to the dentist to keep his teeth in good
condition when the chief reason he wants his teeth in good condition
is so that he won’t have to go to the dentist

*** Composed by Ogden Nash ***

Posted in Interesting, Web Tech

WWW – World Wide Web

The World Wide Web (WWW) as we commonly know it as a Web, from where you are likely reading this. It is a system where we can access informative documents and other resources in various forms from the internet. Its used for browsing the news, chatting with friends, ordering food, booking a flight etc. We use it from our computers and phones. World wide web has definitely changed the way how information was shared prior to its existence, with the help of fax machines, letters, telephones.

What is World Wide Web ?

Well, the World Wide Web is a collection of websites stored on different web severs. A web server is a computer specifically designed to store and share the information with the use of web hosts. Each website is uniquely identified with its website address or a URL(Uniform Resource Locator). The World Wide Web is not the Internet, event though the terms are often used interchangeably. The Internet, in simple words, is the way how computers connect to each other in order to share information. Just like this world, no one owns the Web, it belongs to all of us. We might have to pay an Internet service provider to gain access, a hosting company to rent web space and to register a web address of our choice.

Who invented the World Wide Web ?

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, also known as Tim BL, a computer scientist invented the WWW in the year 1989.

What makes the Web so unique ?

Earlier to existence of the Web, most information was consumed form newspaper articles, books or any other physical document by reading it line by line, page by page, from beginning to the end. There was no ease of accessing relevant information in a short span of time. The Web accomplishes this arrangement of digital information access to the world with the use of hyperlinks. Hyperlinks are clickable links which divert the user to specific content of its interest, like this blog page has links on right side with a list of topic names, just the way we have index page to locate the title at specified page number and textbook.

Posted in Interesting, Memoirs

The Dirty Laundry

A young couple moved into a new neighbourhood.

The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw her neighbour hanging the washing outside.

“That laundry is not very clean; she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”

Her husband looked on, remaining silent.

Every time her neighbour hung her washing out to dry, the young woman made the same comments.

A month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, “Look, she’s finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?”

The husband replied, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”

And so it is with life… What we see when watching others depends on the clarity of the window through which we look.

So don’t be too quick to judge others, especially if your perspective of life is clouded by anger, jealousy, negativity or unfulfilled desires.

“Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are.”

Author: Paulo Coelho

Posted in Interesting, Open Source, Programming, Softwares, Web Tech

Microservices

Microservices are based on architectural approach of plug and play. We can create a big software which consists of smaller independent services that communicate through a channel of APIs.

As each service is independent of another, its way easier to scale up without affecting other services. Services need not share the code with other services. Each service is meant to solve a specific problem. For eg. if we have a service for login, it will be focused on getting and authenticating user details like username, password. This separation helps in easily updating, deleting the service. The risk of failure of entire application is relatively less due to a change in a single service. This architecture also provides an ease of customizing application within shorter time span.

Posted in Interesting, Memoirs, Poetics

You made your mind

You made your mind
Mine ?
Mine, Just took some time
Then,
You took your time 
Leaving behind
The said and unsaid
You
Didn't mind
To unwind 
The little tangles
In the colonies
Of cobwebs, left undusted 
In an indefinite time
You made your mind
And
Took a chance
To see
Our impulses
Of joy
Unconfined

*** Composed by Vinit Desai ***
Posted in Interesting, Programming, Softwares

IntelliSense : a way to intelligent coding

IntelliSense is a general feature available in most code editing softwares like eclipse, MS Visual Studio used frequently by programmers all over the globe. It comes various handy and useful features of code completion, code editing, parameter info, auto-suggestion while typing like content assist, code hinting etc.

It was first created by Les Earnest in 1961 who headed the research on this budding technology, saw it necessary to include the first spell checker that accessed a list of 10,000 acceptable words.

Overall, it not only makes coding interesting as we type but assists in avoiding misspelled words, early detection of missed out braces and other syntax errors based on the current language considered for coding. Makes you and of course your code editor intelligent 🙂

Some of the IDEs or code editors with intellisense feature are Microsoft Visual studio, Atom, Sublime Text, Notepad++, Bluefish, Brackets, PhpStorm etc.

Posted in Interesting, Memoirs, Open Source, Softwares

OTT-Over The Top and VOD-Video On Demand

Over a short period of time and with the emergence of time with coronavirus breakdown, waves and lockdowns the OTT platforms like Amazon prime, Netflix, Youtube, SonyLIV, Hotstar etc have increasingly gained lot of popularity in the digital world and home-locked youths. There is a trend of binge watching amongst youngsters.

What is OTT and VOD?

The full-form of OTT is ‘Over The Top’. It refers to television and film content can be viewed easily on mobile or screens only with use of internet connection without relying on a dedicated satellite or a cable connection.

OTT gives you an advantage of watching the content of your choice whenever you want to instead of the traditional way where you could watch the content only when the content is telecasted. Also in these platforms the content does not get downloaded to device, it gets streamed from start to the end. So it is also called as watching VOD, ‘Video on Demand’

Types of VODs

  1. SVOD : Subscription Video on Demand 
    In this mode, the user have to pay some fixed amount of price for the content they want access to and made available till a fixed end date. Just like mobile telecom service the packs are available in different price ranges. As long as users pay subscription fee, they will have access to the content. Once they stop paying, the access will be lost. SVOD can also allow users to download content and watch it but will take away access once their subscription runs out. eg.  Netflix, Amazon, Disney’s hotstar etc.
  2. TVOD : Transactional Video on Demand
    In this mode, the users don’t have to pay for access to all the content a service provider has to offer. Rather they only pay for that which they wish to watch. If you want to have access to the video only for a day or a week, you can simply rent it. TVOD service providers provide packages on each film accordingly. You can either buy the video content to keep or rent it for a little while, after which you lose access to it. eg. YouTube, Google Play Movies, Amazon Rent etc.
  3. AVOD : Ad-supported Video on Demand
    In this mode, users don’t have to pay any price amount. The content is free. The revenue earned by service providers here is through ads. Whenever a user accesses a new video, they will be shown an ad or two of a brand that pays the service provider to show users their advertisements. Through this method, you get access to all content available without worrying about paying for it. Since the users don’t pay for the content they don’t get a choice in choosing the ads they watch. eg. YouTube