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  • Harshad Joshi 3:50 pm on October 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The good old badge  

    It has been more then 2 decades I brought myself a badge…get these badges and more if you are a puneri punekar like me

    https://www.instamojo.com/ruandchai/

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  • Harshad Joshi 3:28 pm on September 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    The sacred flame 

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  • Harshad Joshi 1:33 pm on July 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Sitting on the moon 

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  • Harshad Joshi 4:01 pm on June 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Almost full moon 

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  • Harshad Joshi 5:06 am on June 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Monsoon moon 

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  • Harshad Joshi 9:43 am on May 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Full moon 

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  • Harshad Joshi 5:06 pm on May 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Sunny days 

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  • Harshad Joshi 5:33 pm on May 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Buddha pournima 

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  • Harshad Joshi 4:13 pm on May 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Eagle’s flight 

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  • Harshad Joshi 9:51 am on May 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Random shot of urban life in india 

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  • Harshad Joshi 12:50 pm on May 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Deep impact 

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  • Harshad Joshi 1:52 pm on May 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – sunset 

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  • Harshad Joshi 5:05 am on May 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Surreal bliss 

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  • Harshad Joshi 1:34 pm on May 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – the crossing point of light 

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  • Harshad Joshi 10:36 am on May 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – across the sky 

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  • Harshad Joshi 12:10 pm on May 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – almost full moon 

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  • Harshad Joshi 10:34 am on May 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – haiku 

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  • Harshad Joshi 8:53 am on May 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – red flower 

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  • Harshad Joshi 8:03 am on May 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – garden in backyard 

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  • Harshad Joshi 4:32 am on May 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – an evening sky 

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  • Harshad Joshi 3:32 pm on May 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – bulbul found relaxing on tree 

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  • Harshad Joshi 8:41 pm on April 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – haiku 

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  • Harshad Joshi 5:12 am on April 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – vivid colours of life 

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  • Harshad Joshi 9:37 am on April 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – a scampering squirrel 

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  • Harshad Joshi 10:00 am on April 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – in the shadows, in the light 

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  • Harshad Joshi 10:28 am on April 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – earth day 2013 

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  • Harshad Joshi 9:25 am on April 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – the been tree 

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  • Harshad Joshi 10:31 am on April 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – earth dreams 

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  • Harshad Joshi 3:18 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – surreal sky 

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  • Harshad Joshi 10:49 am on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – random bird 

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  • Harshad Joshi 4:41 am on April 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – start of spring in pune 

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  • Harshad Joshi 5:47 am on April 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    A beautiful day in pune 

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  • Harshad Joshi 7:23 am on March 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Today’s quote 

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  • Harshad Joshi 9:21 am on March 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Nostalgia 

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    This advertisement appeared in saptahik sakaal, published on 7th May, 1994..that’s almost 20 years ago 😉 Check soft drink brands and price..

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  • Harshad Joshi 12:41 pm on December 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    PJ 

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  • Harshad Joshi 7:17 am on September 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    of free speech and bans 

    (PS – this post is not about a specific government or ideology or community, but a brief attempt to summarize what overall is happening is right or wrong) Technology is static concept..unable to move, unable to interact unless the dynamic concept of its users get involved in it.

    Twitter, Facebook are good technologies meant to create digital connection and interactions between people who are otherwise hard to meet in real world.

    So far it is good.

    But from past few months, things are getting complex for Indian government and Indian netizans. There have been specific cases where Indian government has urged social networks to monitor disturbing content being uploaded on sites. Here disturbing content means anything picture, post that contains offensive material to either disrupt social harmony (do we have it?)  or directly the government.

    In unofficial way, Indian government is telling social networks to remove anything that it deems to believe to be offensive and can cause damage to governments image in peoples mind or worldwide.

    Perfect step taken by Indian government..except that it is totally nonsense and wrong.

    Some genius elements in Indian government totally fail to understand that they are playing a fools game by banning technology and curbing free speech ( which in unofficially non existent in today’s Indian society ), why cant they realize that instead of banning entire sites, or banning sms..they should target specific groups that are misusing technology to disrupt government functioning..

    And this is where government fails miserably. There is no way government has any kind of system to monitor users..no intelligence can provide them information..or even if intelligence provides information, the government is rarely seen to act promptly on this..yesterday sushil kumar shinderevealed that home ministry had warned state government of possible riots in mumbai..as usual, state government waited till few crores of property was damaged and people on twitter got enough material to be angry for weeks..

    Frankly..what is twitter ? It is just a microblogging site that allows people to post 140 character updates, allows people to follow, block, RT each other..thats all. This is static or fixed functionality of twitter. What probably inflammatory on it is the people who are using or misusing it for their purpose. this is the dynamic part of social network which needs attention

    And just to prove me wrong..police, ie a government body has decided to target people and arrest them and remove their websites and content. Police have arrested Aseem Trivedi who was associated with IAC in their recent tussle with GOI..This linkwill provide more information..and the charges put against him are quite serious for anyone.

    Is this the beginning of the end? Or a new beginning where all our probable fears will be proved to be true? What chaos and what challenges lies ahead?

    Time will tell..

     
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  • Harshad Joshi 6:36 am on July 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Hi tech आषाढी एकादशी.. 

    #include <stdio.h>

    void main(void)
    {
    for (;;)
    {
    printf (“विठ्ठल विठ्ठल जय हरी विठ्ठल..!\n”);
    }
    exit(0);
    }

     

    gcc -Wall -lm vitthal.c -o vitthal; ./vitthal

     
  • Harshad Joshi 5:34 am on July 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    स्थळ कोणत्यातरी खेडेगावाहून निघणारी  एस टी पात्र शेवंताबाई… 

    स्थळ -कोणत्यातरी खेडेगावाहून निघणारी  एस टी
    पात्र – शेवंताबाई, गुलाबराव, इशल्या उर्फ विशाल आणि शकी उर्फ शकुंतला..
    ४ शहरात (पुण्याला) येत आहेत..

    शकी (चिरक्या आवाजात) – “कुत्र्या, काळ्या, टिनपाट…!”
    इशल्या – “ए डुकरे..मर  जाऊन  तिकडे..!”
    शेवंताबाई – “आर्र्रा…बंद करा कालवा…आपन श्हारात येतुया..जरा शहरी रीतीभाती नि बोलाव की..!”

    (थोड्या वेळानी)
    शकी (चिरक्या आवाजात) – “son of a bitch, you n***a, crap..!”
    इशल्या – “you bloody swine..piss off!”

    शेवंताबाई (धन्य होऊन ) – “अहो ऐकला का? आपली पोर बी शरात ल्या पोरांच्या तोंडात मारतील…”
    गुलाबराव (तोंड पान आणि गुटख्यानी भरल्यामुळे) – “ह्म्म्म…”(प्चाआक..)  “व्हाय…बराबर हाय..”

     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:34 pm on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Unwritten letters (my love story, my beliefs, my space, etc) 

     
  • Harshad Joshi 6:46 am on September 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Some freak economics a milkman taught me 

    Economics is a very facinating mix of theorotical science and practical art of managing money. Apart from spelling the word economics right, theres very little contribution to world economics from my side..

    until now..

    Few days ago, one interesting bill was attached to our common notepad – It was the milkman bill..Out of utter curiosity, I looked at it and was staggered..!! It read that I had to pay almost 1000/- to the milk man, and the service charges were extra. Service charges in this case was the salary given to the milk delivering boy and some supply chain management costs..

    I just calculated – The milkman gets approx 1000 rupees from my house. He delivers milk to adjoining 50 homes. On an average, a family needs 1 litre of milk everyday, and in Pune, the well known brand costs around 32 rupees a litre. So, in all, it works about 30×32 = Rs 960/- per home. Multiply it with 50 families, and the monthly income of the milkman is – 960×50 = 48000..!! The milkman automatically gets a decent discount from the milk supplier since he purchases them in bulk. The other cost is that of the milkboy who delivers those bags early in the morning..I am not sure how much salary he will fetch, lets assume he gets 2500/- pm. Most of the time that boy needs to invest 2 hours per morning and then continue study or any other activity. That leaves Mr Milkman the amount of almost  47000/- pm. Add to it there is no known and official service tax on doing this.Wow..aint that awesome? Add to it that our milkman does work in a bank apart from delivering milk, so this salary is extra to him…

    Incredible.!!

    I read in papers that many freshers in engineering arent getting jobs and even if they land on one, they have to work as a trainee for well over 1.5 years till they start getting the standard salary. Add to it the cutting edge training costs these engineers invest in.

    From the facts based above, I can safely say that I want to be a Milkman…instead of slogging in front of the computer writing cryptic and buggy software, its better I start something like this..!! Till few years ago, milk delivery man was just another poor mans job..today its turned to be a number one earning service with comparative less stress etc. Of course, even this field might have its own unknown risks, losses, and all that stuff, but did anyone ever look at the strange economy behind the scene??

    I dont know..

    PS  – All figures are indicative, your milage may vary. I am an ignorant and untrained economist, so please forgive me if I make mistakes.. 😉

     
    • Prasad Kulkarni 9:25 am on September 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Harshad, no doubt that Milkmen are milking money like anything. But is that the only thing attached to it?

      A milkman needs to buy a cow or buffalo. A price which will break even after 2-3 months. Adding to that he needs to develop the customer base which needs lot of marketing cost (though not much considering the company’s marketing cost).

      Also, he needs to buy food for those cows and buffaloes. That will also get subtracted from his earnings. He needs to buy shampoos and soaps for washing those cattle. If the cattle get sick he needs to take them to veterinary doctor adding to the total expenditure and subtracting from the earnings.

      This is not it, he needs to build a shed for them, keep the surrounding clean, milk the cattle (which is in fact the tough job, to milk the cattle).

      If you calculate all these things you will get very restricted surplus. This all accounts for almost Rs. 10,000 monthly (some pluses or some minuses) so what he gets ultimately in hand is around Rs. 38,000.

      But even then the earnings or profit he makes is hefty. But the hard work it needs to carry all these operations is very much. And if you really want to get into this business, you will not be able to perform all these tasks and for that you will have to hire someone who will share your profit.

      And the main thing is this job or business is unstable and volatile. Because if you under-perform (that means if you don’t produce good quality of milk) the house where you are serving will ask you to stop serving them.

      Now considering all these things, you tell me how good this job is.

    • Harshad Joshi 11:00 am on September 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @Prasad

      Well, you are partially right in this case.

      The milkman I am talking about dosent maintain cows/buffaloes or goats.

      Instead he maintains a heavy duty refridgerator and purchases milk packets in bulk from Chitale, who in turn maintain the milk supply chain and milk producing machinary.

      Obviously I dont want to be Chitale, as its a very heavy invested business..

      I want to be the local milk man who maintains an important position in milk supply chain, and he is the one who comes in direct contact with end customers.

      The profits or expenditures I mentioned are that of the local milkman and not of Chitale or Katraj or Amul..

    • Prasad Kulkarni 2:40 pm on September 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OK, but still the profits you have mentioned have some sharing components. The bill of electricity he will get by using Fridge. Then there are other factors like, if he owns a place then fine, but if doesn’t own then the rent is added thing.

      But he still manages to milk hefty profits.

    • Harshad Joshi 2:48 pm on September 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @Prasad

      Bang on..thats what I am trying ot convey that the milkaman is earning more taxfree profits we can ever imagine..

      Add to the fact that no one ever asks the milkman for discount in milk bottle, say a rupee less, say Rs 31. We should all ask for discount, coz as it is we are going to purchase a guranteed 30 milkbottles from him, arent we supposed to get something in return??

      Shit, this is very dirty politics played all around..! We are wasting money..!

      Save money.

    • subbu 7:47 pm on December 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      The MilkMan gets his milk from another supplier. So doesn’t it mean he spends among the 48000 you had mentioned to procure that milk?

      So its not as much profit as it may seem. Even if he gets the milk at 3/4 of its price he is left with 12000 for operations cost. Whatever is leftover of that is his profit.

    • Ed Hartz 7:22 am on December 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I am new to this industry. I only started weeks ago and I can tell you that this is a rewarding business for two reasons; it can be and is for me connected to the sustainable agriculture movement today, and second reason; it is lucrative if you want to sell and market and are good at it. I happen to live in one of the most lucrative counties in the USA. And I project that this business first year with only myself can earn $220,000. That is within a 15 mile radius and with 1-2 towns. I plan to move onto the other towns in my county then into Manhattan, New York. we will train other people to be their own distributors. The Milkman Company will take care of marketing, some of the sales jobs, buying power, product knowledge, and other office administrations.

      Watch for us in the industry. and watch for our Milkman delivery trucks. These same opportunities can exist for entrepreneurs in other regions of the State, the USA, and globally.

      Thank you.

      Ed Hartz
      President
      The Milkman Company

  • Harshad Joshi 2:48 am on August 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Independence Day 

    India Flag

    Yesterday, our forfathers fought against the evil british empire..

    Today..we have to fight against the evil corrupted system that they have left behind..

    The battle isent over…

    Happy Independence Day, India..

     
    • Pradeeesh 2:54 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

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  • Harshad Joshi 12:36 pm on August 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: N1H1, , Sharad Pawar, Suresh Kalmadi, Swine flue   

    Swine flue in Pune, India, some reasons and questions 

    Everything is justified.

    However, India is more prone to any kind of epidemics because of the inherent unclean habits the common people have.

    Add to it the careless attitude of people who actually are supposed to work on complex issues. The recent epidemic wouldent have had been so grave if the airport authorities would have done a more strict check of the people coming from abroad..what did they do? Just filled up a form saying that we are safe..some infected blokes slipped in the city, mixed with people and today, after 10 lives gone, we are wondering from where did it all start..!!

    Nuts..isent it??

    And one more thing..

    This swine flue isent a joke anymore we sit and analyse it esp the punekar way..

    Some families have lost their children, working men. This loss cant be justified. At this point of time, we all should support them. We need to realize the gravity of this issue.

    Lets not take it like ‘just-another-thing’

    Ignorance is a deadly sin, and we are paying for it.

    Some things that came in this light

    1. Where is Sharad Pawar, the head of National Disaster Management Committee which was set in Mumbai 2005 floods? I think the old guy needs to divert his attention from ICC to India. People are dying, food is becoming expensive and this guy..what is he doing??

    2. Where is Suresh Kalmadi? This man is invisible since the Deepak Mankar incident, and even during the swine flu epidemic, he hasent come across to punekars? Is this what we have elected him for?

    3. Is this a plot of a foreign power to disrupt the Indian software industry??

    4. The CM of MH is a MBA, he is supposed to have knowledge of how to manage things..but he missed it completely. Confused, Ignorant and Pathetic.. Asshok Chavan should sit in his house …

    5. Dont get out of home for at least 4 days.

     
    • sonal dharmadhikari 1:22 pm on August 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      we guys never have an idea where the authorities r lost in such situations….
      its no good searchin them
      i,for one,have given up all hope of pinnin them down
      nor is it good enough to mope around doing nothing…
      take care of urself n everyone u know or dont,as much as possible
      tats all i cn say

    • Dr. Manish Mishra 12:02 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      The lesson learnt from Swine flue is – keep clean and make your city clean & green. Every where you can see lot of garbage particlarly in common places of Bhopal and other medium size city. This is a major havoc as compared to other contagious diseases in India. Most of the persons/localites are irresponsible towards thier surrounding environment.

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  • Harshad Joshi 10:57 am on August 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    A sneek peek 

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    Thats the first preview of India Force Linux Desktop. Stay Tuned…

     
  • Harshad Joshi 4:42 pm on July 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Here it comes.. 

    India Force Linux

    India Force Linux

    6 years ago, I had my first ever tryst with Linux. One step towards the goal. Coming here was a task I dont want to remember. Still, I will reach to the top.

    Here comes Agneya. The first release from India Force Linux.

     
  • Harshad Joshi 7:53 am on June 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    1 year 

    It began last year..

    13 June 2008.

    1 year exactly…So many things there I dont want to remember.

    It ended..it had to..either this way or that..I am relieved it did..not the way I wanted, but still….Its over…forever..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:11 pm on December 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2008, 2009, Aesops Fables, , Obama, Outsourcing, Panchatantra, Recession, , , Wise words, Wordpress   

    The end brings a new beginning 

    The end was actually hiding a new beginning in its sphere;

    darkness became the light,

    the wind turned into the smell of fear…

    2008 will end soon. Thank you to everyone who supported me. I had promised, even if this blog might stop for a while, the journey still continues…Some of you mailed me, some of you called me, I thank you. I wont pretend, but your words helped me a lot..

    I cannot make you wait for too long..

    You can now find me on Twitter – http://twitter.com/sevenlives

    House on a tree..the zen way

    This is a new venture by me into realms of unknown. I have tried to be honest while writing the Haiku, an art that is obscure, difficult to master, yet at the same time offers simple advice to the reader, the Zen way. At the same time, you can find humour, sarcasism, philosophy, rhythm a blend of everything…As a kid, I read a lot of Aesops Fables, Panchatantra, Indian legends, so expect to find the wise sages, the lonely Hermits, the houseless woods, speaking tigers, poisonous snakes, dangerous scorpions, smiling babies, everything that we encounter in our dreams and real life 🙂 .Sometimes you might not actually feel like reading a stereotype Haiku, but i have tried to preserve the ‘3 line rule’ , short is sweet..It offers me several advantages –

    1. It requires less time to write

    2. It helps to deliver the right message in right time

    3. Offers you lot of flexibility in reading, you dont need to be holed up forever in front of pc all the time..

    What more I can say now? Its time you can go and read it. Mind you, its Twitter, microblogging has got some limitations, the Haikus I wrote still maintain a rough edge, but I havent tried to hide the naiveness, maybe it will help to end the learning phase a little more fast..Twitter cannot substitute WordPress, but for the timebeing, it serves well..

    This is the sample of what you can expect

    People understand Tao

    People understand Zen

    Lying is a bad habit..

    This Haiku is obviously meant to target all marketting mongers. They are all of the same catagory, they try to sell you anything making it appear useful, however you bring it, you realize, its a waste of resources. We all need to be careful. Dont invest into something that appears glamorous, glosy. Too much of shine can be harmful. Your money/time/resources are precious, use them wisely and dont succumb to any pressure. In todays age, where recession looms ahead, job cuts are round the corner, we need to make sure we act wisely.

    Or

    Peace and goodwill

    they are everlasting desires

    Weak people have got no options…


    Todays tough age demands more out of us. No one can afford to be weak and request help all the time. Its apparant that a weakling is a burdan in any society. Unless you are strong, you are firm, you will always stay at the mercy of others, thus making your life miserable and weak. A weak person always desires peaec, but he is unable to fight for it, thus living forever in grief..A lesson we learn from Indias IT sectors debacle – Depend on US for yor jobs, you will always be at the perils of anti outsourcing voices. Obama isent a good man who will work in your favour, making life easy for you. The time isent the same now. Its time to get tough and act accordingly..Develop your own technology and then sell it. Sooner or later the world will be at your feet.

    Ok, thats enough for now.

    With all your blessings and compliments,

    I will be there again…

    See you on Twitter.

    Harshad Joshi.

     
    • Mahendra 4:19 am on December 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      “A weak person always desires peaec, but he is unable to fight for it, thus living forever in grief.”

      Well said!
      I am totally in agreement with above.
      Besides IT, we in the engineering industry are also experiencing slow down . The Infrastructure business which was the flag ship business group of the company, is lying low. Customer who have once placed the orders, are not in position to take deliveries due to cash crunch. Infrastructure business in mostly dependent upon the World Bank Finance . When this source dries down, the going gets tough.

      With all the Odds of 26/11 reminds me of this poem:-

      Still I Rise —–

      You may write me down in history
      With your bitter, twisted lies,
      You may trod me in the very dirt
      But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

      Does my sassiness upset you?
      Why are you beset with gloom?
      ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
      Pumping in my living room.

      Just like moons and like suns,
      With the certainty of tides,
      Just like hopes springing high,
      Still I’ll rise.

      Did you want to see me broken?
      Bowed head and lowered eyes?
      Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
      Weakened by my soulful cries.

      Does my haughtiness offend you?
      Don’t you take it awful hard
      ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
      Diggin’ in my own back yard.

      You may shoot me with your words,
      You may cut me with your eyes,
      You may kill me with your hatefulness,
      But still, like air, I’ll rise.

      Does my sexiness upset you?
      Does it come as a surprise
      That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
      At the meeting of my thighs?

      Out of the huts of history’s shame
      I rise
      Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
      I rise
      I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
      Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
      Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
      I rise
      Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
      I rise
      Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
      I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
      I rise
      I rise
      I rise.

      Wish you all happy new year…

    • Harshad Khandare 6:44 am on June 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      My Dream home.. Tree House..

  • Harshad Joshi 6:48 am on November 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    आता आठवताहेत.. 

    आता अनोळखी होऊन गेलो आहोत आपण…. आता आहेत त्या फक्त आठवणी..

    आधी.. सकाळी उठल्यावर पहिला फोन तुला.. जेवायच्या वेळेस फोन.. सन्ध्याकाळी फोन.. झोपण्यआधी फोन..
    आता.. तुझ्याशी फोन वर बोलुन ८ महिने झाले.. ते हि बळजबरीचे बोलण..

    तेव्हा.. रोज chatting.. खूप busy असलेल्या दिवशी सुद्धा missed call देवून.. वेळ ठरवून chatting..
    आता.. शेवटचा mail कधी आला तुझा ते सुद्धा आठवत नाहिए..
    आणि chatting?? बोलणच खुण्टलय तर कसल chatting??!!??

    काय म्हणायच त्याला? जे पुर्वी होत? प्रेम? नाहिच.. अस विसरत का कोणी प्रेम? ती होती एक चूक.. तू केलेली, आणि तुझ्या प्रेमाखातर मी ही केलेली..

    “मी तुझ्याशी बोलल्याशिवाय नाही राहू शकत ग.. ”
    “तुझा mail आला ना कि एकदम माझे डोले लकाकतात.. i feel much better..i donno why पण एकदम relaxed वाटत.. कितीही रुसलीस ना तरी mail करत जा.. ”
    “plz चिडू नकोस ग.. बोल ना ग plzzz..”

    गेल ते सगळ..
    आता उरल्या त्या सगळ्याच्या आठवणी आणि.. आणि हे..

    “i just dont love u.. that was my mistake.. now will u plz stop ths and live ur life n let me live mine..”

    Life is like that, and no matter how brave I pretend to be sometimes, some things really left an indelible mark on me, although it was nothing earth breaking or nerve shatttering thing, maybe I was a bit changed.

    Tip – I want to know who reads this post and finds it relevant.

    Moral of the story – This post is dedicated to a wide spread misuse of chatting and instant messaging. I wish I post the real dialog I had, but today, I do not have any kind of feelings left with me, Life has taken a new turn and all the old griefs are dead… 🙂 For some strange reasons unknown to me, I have seen people behave like fools and they reason it for love, baah..There are very important things in life, and I do not think that a so called love is one of them..

    I think this is the last post having a tag ‘Love’ on this little blog. 😀

     
  • Harshad Joshi 7:10 am on October 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dussera, Indian Festivals, Raavan, Shri Ram, Vijayadashami   

    Happy Vijayadashami 

    विजयादशमीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा..!!

    Happy Vijayadashami to everyone. This is the day when Good conquered Evil. Lets win over our fears, ourshortcomings, and march ahead with faith, confidence and courage..

    JaY Shree Ram

     
    • nabinatrisha 7:26 pm on November 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      lovely picture Harshad, you could have narrated the story here 🙂

  • Harshad Joshi 12:04 pm on October 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Blasts in India, Indian Mujahideen, ,   

    8 terrorists arrested in Pune 

    8 dangerous terrorists of Indian Mujahiddin are arrested from Pune today. They used to  hack Wifi connections and use the connection to send threatening emails to Police and government. Its notable that each of them were well educated, the head honcho Mohmmad Mansur Asgar Pirbhai,aged 31 used to work @ Yahoo! one of the most prestigious companies of India on a salary of Rs 19 lakh . Shame on Yahoo! for employing such a terrorist. (Yahoo! India has agreed to share Pirbhoys information to police, still is this the HR policy of Yahoo, shit….)

    First, the Samajwadi Party, Congress and that old man Javed Akhtar  wailed in favour of Azamgarh based terrorists claiming that they indulged into terrorist activities becasue they didnt had education, jobs etc. Now look at this Mansur Pirbhoy. Educated, having a well secure job and future, still he manages to do terrorist acts, plant bombs, send hate mails, and what else..I was startled to read that this son of a swine Pirbhoy didnt had a hint of remorse for what he did, or what he wanted to do.  He was stone cold during interrogations. Should we riddle their bodies with metal in public, just to show what is the fate of being a terrorist?? Meanwhile, Maya Sharma, the widow of Delhi Police martyr, Mohan Chand Sharma has come back strongly at the son of a bitch Amar Singh when he made derrogatory comments againsts the Late Sharma. WTH is Amar Singh?? Why dosent someone rip off his bulging eyes?? Except for Amitabh Bacchan, I think no one would like Amar Singh.. 

    Meanwhile here are few tips

    1. If any muslim coms to stay in your building, area, inform the police.

    2. If your company has employeed muslim people, check their activities, their mails, their surfing habbits etc.

    3. Dont trust what the muslim religious authorities say, muslims *are* terrorists. The Imam of Jama Masjid, Delhi is the biggest terrorist..dont trust the terrorists..

     
    • rahul 4:43 am on October 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      not only the politicians are saying that they are not terrorist but also they are pointing our system(police) who are fighting agaist terrorism,Mr Amar singh politician from samajwadi party is saying that the delhi encounter were fake ..don’t interfere and give such stupid comments when you are not helping anybody…..

    • anil 1:02 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      did you seen Cinema Wednesday

    • Pritish Mukherjee 5:55 pm on February 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Learn to speak in an unbiased manner….if u carry on with your rhetoric against mislims as a whole u’ll come across as nothing less than an educated terrorist u are condemning in yur article…sweetheart grow up and learn to defend right and wrong ….what javed aKHTAR SAYS IS FOR UNEMPLOYED ,muslims not encompassing the vast majority of educated of alleged Indian Mujahiddeen members involved in the attacks in Delhi and Jaipur….So in all I am trying to tell you is that some segments of all religions and sects (including hindus…keeping in mind godhra and babri…) are open to brainwashing so please for f@#$%’s sake don’e be judgmental about a particular generic group as a whole….

      • pious 4:19 am on February 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        you are absolutely right

    • RexTR 2:57 pm on February 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      you are a fucking racist. you have no right to condemn a religion based on some acts of violence. and you have no right to accuse muslims before any group has even come forward to claim that they caused this. all muslims are not terrorists. terrorists are people like YOU, so filled with hate for others, so fueled by insecurities that they do and say anything to validate their existence.

    • pious 4:18 am on February 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      its only the indian police and the ministers fault

  • Harshad Joshi 4:31 am on September 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dandiya, , Garbha, , Navratri   

    Navratri 

    Navratri begins from today..Wishing everyone a happy and safe Navratri..

    Navratri stands for ‘Nine nights’ where people worship Goddess Adi Maya for nine days..

     
    • aqua gurl 3:53 pm on September 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      wow….good to see you write abt it…..will be attending it on sat:P:P

    • rhapsodysinger 3:44 pm on October 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      belated same to you 🙂

      But notice this:

      Problem is that those who do not deserve punishment are also being punished. Being a God-fearing Hindu I am afraid that if we spill wrong blood then we will never have Mukti. Fight the evil, never innocent people.

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