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
Love is like a brick

Love is like a brick

It was Lady Gaga who famously said: ‘Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body.’ I remember having written a poem once that talked about love being like a few bricks thrown up in the air and two of them come down together as an attempt...
Thrillers are so much like Technology

Thrillers are so much like Technology

Imagine a massive box that is just delivered to your home. The entire family is gathered around the box and the expectations are experiencing a new high. The adrenalin rush is getting unmanageable and different pairs of eyes expect something entirely different from what the other pairs of eyes expect. This opening of the box...
Mobile photography is in demand

Mobile photography is in demand

People with DSLRs dangling from their shoulders will probably stop doing whatever they are doing and sneer, ‘What? Mobile photography in demand? No way!’ Well, let me just say that a good picture doesn’t always have to come tagged with high mega-pixels and full-frames. Good pictures do not always need digital single lens reflexes or...
Iris-recognition technology for Aadhar

Iris-recognition technology for Aadhar

Technology is slowly becoming all-pervasive in a helping sort of way. The way we are adopting technology is more than just exciting because acceptance of concepts is across the socio-economic arena. The social matrix of the country has primed and readied itself already to accept technological advancements without actions that oppose its emergence… though we...
Is audio going to be the new buzzword?

Is audio going to be the new buzzword?

Smartphones have been struggling to discover newer ways of wooing buyers and it my conjecture that the sales graphs now depend not on the premium buyer but to a segment that yearns for music and movies. Not that music was never the feature that buyers wanted but if you see the proliferation of photography groups...
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...