The Real Fiction

All that we experience, our perceptions – sights & insights – seem like a surreal mix of fact and fantasy. There are no lines dividing anything anywhere & existence rides upon interpretations. This blog will surf, fly, jog, dive, swim, jump & at times even hobble through planes of experiences that will include poetry, protests, design, tales, photo-tales and whatever else is discovered & needs to be shared.
Tech
AI is getting smarter

AI is getting smarter

We all have a somewhat hazy understanding of AI or Artificial Intelligence and have probably heard of terms like NLP without ever daring to explore further. Well AI is simply about creating systems that add the function of intelligence. A natural progression will be to then have systems that understand language. It is from language...
The Fingerprint Sensor

The Fingerprint Sensor

A Fingerprint Sensor makes a tap of the tip Of a finger be seen as technologically hip! * A Fingerprint Sensor is technology redefined – Authentication much more than just refined!
By the fans, for the fans

By the fans, for the fans

By the fans, for the fans We are a cricket crazy country and I remember being glued to the transistor listening to commentary for days together. That was years back of course… much before the TV made its entry to our home and certainly much before smartphones and apps appeared. Even a visit to the...
Good things must happen without a break

Good things must happen without a break

Since school I have been told umpteen times that time is gold or platinum or titanium or… well, something precious and never to be wasted. But the past few years have seen me literally wasting precious minutes finding the right app on my smartphone. ‘Hey! Aren’t smartphones supposed to be smart and faster?’ Yes, they...
A powerful storage device in your pocket means you’re future-ready

A powerful storage device in your pocket means you’re future-ready

Less than twenty years back when I bought my first desktop, a Compaq Pressario, a teenager from the neighbourhood walked in and said, ‘That’s a terrible waste of money, uncle. What will you do with such a huge hard drive. No one will ever need 3.2 GB.’ I wish this fellow is reading this post...
Fly me to the note

Fly me to the note

The internet sometimes leads you to really unheard of places and one such time was when I looked for the meaning of MEIZU. This search led me to a site about Kabalarian philosophy where an entire page was devoted to this word. It stated that anyone with the name Meizu will be pleasant and diplomatic,...
A playfield called CSR

A playfield called CSR

A playfield called CSR This happened ten years ago when I was heading corporate communications for a company and CSR or Corporate Social Responsibility was slowly attempting to penetrate our plans. The CEO said, ‘We need to project the company as environment friendly.’ The suggestions that followed included giving away hundreds of saplings during events...
Yep is the new magic for click addicts

Yep is the new magic for click addicts

There are some who are click addicts… no, I’m not one of their ilk because I let my fingers do most of the work whenever the laptop is switched on. I write. But as I said, there are some who love clicking. No doubt these click addicts must be finding some vicarious joy in all...
Landmine – The perfect soldier

Landmine – The perfect soldier

Landmines are worse than even the most unscrupulous mercenary sniper because it can wait for years and be just as dangerous. One piece of statistics says that Libya has landmines left behind from World War II and so even after sixty years they continue their gory vigil to trap the unwary. By the way, 27...
The lens is forever between you and your camera

The lens is forever between you and your camera

With a camera in your hands you have the power to take ‘an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still’ and then whisper a thank you to Dorothea Lange for these wise words. But before you begin assuming that great photography is just about zooming in on whatever it is that you...
Innovations translated

Innovations translated

Innovations translated Review of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge   Innovations are the conversations that the consumer has with brands… but unlike verbose conversations where a lot is lost in translation, good brands make sure that desirability and feasibility walk hand-in-hand for a long distance. Yes, distance is of value. Take a smartphone, for...
Apps are forever

Apps are forever

If ‘Diamonds are forever’ has been hailed as a see-able fantasy and thriller, apps aren’t far behind. They cajole us into the imaginary world where everything is possible… in ways that makes thrill merge with the blood corpuscles and reach every pore of our being. To make things really pump adrenaline in an unprecedented way,...