My Mind, My Battlefield

It is 12:53 AM as I am writing this and I have to to get up before 5 AM to get ready for my morning shift at office. It’s been almost two hours since I went to bed and my mind has been full of thoughts — negative thoughts mostly. I am not sure what to do with my life. I have to make a long-pending decision about my career and yet I have not done it. I haven’t done it because I don’t know what to decide. Should I continue in my boring current project? Or should I get released and pursue other opportunities? I have a great desire to become a Linux administrator (maybe for two years or so), and then go on to pursue other Linux related opportunities. But working on the IT infrastructure side of things mean to work round the clock and I don’t want to do that. What would happen if I start working on a project that needs 24/7 support? It means I cannot attend my weekend meditation classes; it means that I will never be able to establish a routine to learn anything; it means that I can never plan things ahead of time.

I also don’t want to continue doing what I am doing right now.

I am also addicted to reading books. Books are my number one hobby and I have at least thirty unread books at my book shelves waiting for me. I have an unhealthy obsession over accumulating knowledge; it’s unhealthy because I am so worried about not being able to find time to read my beloved books and I have already decided what books to buy in the coming months. There was a time when I could sit and continuously read for eight hours, but those days are long gone. Now I can read continuously only for about three hours; my eyes easily gets strained these days and so I have been forced to cut down on my reading time.¬†It’s insane. A year back I started taking meditation classes because I wanted to escape my insanity and now it’s creeping into me again. It’s starting again now because I HAVE to make a decision about my career. I just don’t know what to do. I am praying to God, to my Guru, and I am not getting any answers. Maybe I am praying it wrong; maybe my Guru is answering me, but I have such a closed heart that I am not hearing it; maybe it’s my karma to rot in this lifetime because of my indecisiveness. Who knows?

And there are other worries too… oh let me worry about them later…

Maybe I should get addicted to alcohol and forget everything…I should just drink and drink until I die.

Rainbows — a Divine Promise

These photos were taken yesterday morning at about 7 AM after a slight drizzle. This is the third rainbow that I am seeing in the last two months; the second rainbow can be seen in the last photo that I clicked on an evening of last week; the first rainbow (not shown here) was spotted on the way to the ashram at Pune.


Location: Taramani, Chennai

Camera: HTC One X

Tests show that the “cheap, plasticky” Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is more durable than the metallic iPhones

Tests show that the “cheap, plasticky” Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is more durable than the metallic iPhones

Recent tests conducted on various smartphones on the wake of the “bendgate” controversy has repeatedly shown that the kind of plastic that has been used by companies like Samsung and LG to be more durable than premium metal phones.

The bend test that was done by Cosumer Reports, a dedicated company for testing consumer products, tested a slew of smartphones and has found that the “cheap, ¬†plasticky” Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to be more stronger than the metallic iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and the HTC One M8. In fact, plastic phones fared better in handling stress more than their metal counterparts.

The bend test demonstrated that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was able to handle up to 68 KG of weight; whereas the iPhone 6 Plus bent when a weight of about 40 KG was applied, and the iPhone 6 bent at 32 KG.

The LG G3, another plastic smartphone, came at the second place, bending at 59 KG.

The complete testing can be viewed below.



Even before this Consumer Reports testing, Lewis Hilsenteger, from Unbox Therapy had demonstrated this unbend-able prowess of the Note 3 (shown below).