Sunday, September 30, 2012

JQuery is a divine God!

It had been several weeks (rather months) of a few pending things. Thanks to JQuery for inspiring me to create cute and quick widgets for the benefit of everyone. The Todolist is now cleaned up and emptied paving way for fresh thinking for novel ideas.

Instead of being just another tech-tool, JQuery is stepping into another softskills development gadget helping out larger communities.

The latest gadget created with JQuery is here (which is powered by jPlayer) and is described here.

Thank you, jQuery!

Pitrupaksham (aka) Mahalaya Paksham 2012 -- Chanting Assistance Tool

Pitrupaksh (aka) Mahalaya Paksham starts tomorrow (1st October 2012). More details about the same from SSRF website article here.

Thanks to my gurudev ( Sri Shanidev Maharaj ) for seeding me with this thought to create a small utility compiling the assorted chanting and making use of simple JQuery/JPlayer (HTML5).

Most of us stay online at all times for our work and/or mobility reasons. For us, I sincerely hope that  this would be a handy tool to help and assist them in their chanting.

Currently my URL plays the audio from SoundCloud. If you are tech-savvy, you can grab the quick WAMPS server and download the set of files to a separate virtual directory and play them offline.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Impediments from self-imposed restrictions

Sometimes the self-discipline measures which we impose serve as impediments. I was searching for a MySQL Import sources. A website from search page was currently a 404 whereas Google had a cache copy of it. Unfortunately, OpenDNS does not like to use cache services because that circumvents a lot of security measures and policies. Since this is my home network, I can very well hop on to dashboard and relax it for a while. But I will not do it. At least after 2007 New Year Resolution, hurting others by even words, patronage/abetting some thing which serves as a hurt or demonstrates some sort of cheat, infidelity is a taboo to me.

So let me Google Search more on MySQL and/or ask in a forum for assistance. Rules are definitely to follow by spirit and not to relax/claim exemption just by our whims and fancies. If we keep poking holes in the firewall and with lot of such holes there is not much wall left in the firewall (citing my favorite quote from Windows Firewall documentation of MSDN).

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Thendral -- Is it a variant of Nirmala?

In my view, 'Thendral' seems to be going in the path of Nirmala by Munshi Premchand. Here is the synopsis of 'Nirmala'.

Nirmala is a story of a little girl who is married at an age of 15 to a person who is 20 years elder to her  after her first marriage being cancelled due to dowry reasons. Nirmala’s husband tries all tactics to woo her but she has only respect and a sense of duty for him and not the love which he expects to develop in her. By his first wife, Totaram has three sons and the eldest is just one year elder to Nirmala. Nirmala who is so tender and inexperienced does not understand that why she likes being with the eldest son and hates her husband. Why she can be comfortable with the son but becomes uncomfortable at even the sight of his man. Then by the inferiority complex and Nirmala’s cold attitude towards Totaram, a seed of mistrust is sown and from there starts the downfall of everything which Nirmala lays her hands on. One by one all the sons die. They lose all wealth and property. Some other deaths also occur.

Thendral: Thendral is a moving episode where the little girl 'Tulasi' goes through an untold set and unwavering unperturbed waves of miseries from relatives of all quarters. Right from being exposed to being a victim of under-age marriage, domestic violence, societal maligning of her name, de-motivation, denial of basic/skilled education, denial of peaceful and harmonious marriage life, so on and so forth.

These incidents are not isolated. Whilst 'Nirmala' represents our female fraternity from northern parts of our subcontinent, 'Thendral Tulasi' stands testimony of the sufferings undergone by downtrodden girls in the southern part of the nation.

Our governments seems to be setting up vacuum claims like 'Sexual Exploitation Prevention at Workplace', 'DV and other acts. All these are just being used illegally by baddies to advance their bestial instincts. The true benefit of these laws is continuing to be an Utopian dream. We can not forget the heinous workplace violences unleashed by beasts against our female fraternity that easily. We can not overlook the callousness of the state administration demonstrating their extreme lethargy in bringing the culprits before the law. We would like to recall two incidents in this perspective:

  1. The Tragic Prathiba -- II
  2. Security of Women Under Serious Question
We hope the citizens adjudicate the current administration appropriately in the upcoming elections!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Breezy Thendral is mauled by a draconian typhoon!

Today's Thendral (21st September 2012) is the height of it. I can not any more tolerate on the atrocities on Tulasi.

I am amazed my Tulasi's great deal of endurance, patience, forgiving nature, gratitude and magnanimity not just to noble but even to evil spirits.

Should I call it eccentric behavior or brand myself so for even being so much disturbed by the direction of this silver screen presentation?

I admit television serials do not originate from the skies. Directors and producers are witnesses in some way of some real life incident, which they base upon and pen their stories to express and convey this to the world.. However, the height of atrocities on poor Tulasi makes me feel volcanic frustration and anger today. I need some sort of counselling to make me distinguish that is just an episode on silver screen and not a real life incident lest I start annihilating some one in 'not-in-my-good-opinion-list'.

With immediate effect, my personal advisors suggest me to curtains down on viewing of Thendral because of this heightened depression which is setting in. I admit I have been a victim of a few 'profiteering attempts' but most of them have been foiled by my Gurudev Shanidev. However for 'some' reason, when I see Tulasi being victimized I can not control my emotions. And in some cases whoever have tried to mis-behave with me have got themselves annihilated by Shanidev to the core.

If I continue watching these atrocities meted out on Thendral any more, this is going to kindle my inner mind, mix and match with my personal experiences and the super-imposition thus made, I am afraid, would drive me vehemently violent if not derisively and weird instance of ridicule not to mention a citation of Nooravathu Naal. I desist from being an instrument or source of annihilation of some one and thus inviting myself under the radar of my gurudev (Shanidev).

I pray for the cause of domestic violence victims like Tulasi with whole heart to my Gurudev.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Many many happy returns of the day, Deepak!

Dear Deepak ('Thendral Tamil'),

Many many happy returns of the day. Deepak (the hero of Thendral) celebrates his birthday on September 15th.