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
The gender of Xender

The gender of Xender

I remember the days when gender option was between male or female. Those days are long over. News articles in the West are talking about ‘agender’, ‘two spirit’, ‘neither’, ‘other’ and tens of other options that are as valid as the choice a technology consumer has in choosing a storage option from portable hard drives...
What you need exactly when you need it

What you need exactly when you need it

Our world is replete with free thinkers and trend-setters today constantly looking for what they need exactly when they need it. This is how they connect their passion points and this is precisely what is reflected in every study of current consumer psycho-graphics today. How this translates into the real world is by consumers not...
Passport to safe storage

Passport to safe storage

Storing stuff is both good as well as bad. If you’re the sort who has Indian currency of 1000 and 500 rupee notes, you’re obviously in for a lot of stress and there is still no technology currently available that will help you do it in ways to enable you to retrieve them in a...
My Bathroom Tale

My Bathroom Tale

We had our ground floor bathrooms redone in my father’s house in Jhansi a month back… and I remember the animated discussions on everything from wall tiles to the technology of cisterns dominating the time when Ravish Kumar from NDTV fought for our attention. He generally lost because the right decision for everything from the...
Audi for the Aam Aadmi

Audi for the Aam Aadmi

Sensual, elegant, techno-futuristic, slick, placid, and playful are all about stories and poems that take birth in the heart of the common man. This man on the street who was once thought to be undeserving of any of the wonderful joys and toys that the world created, is now realising the possibility of walking hand-in-hand...
Sam Sung and App Le are not in OPPOsition

Sam Sung and App Le are not in OPPOsition

Sam Sung and App Le are dolls that I had brought with me when I had visited Seoul a few years back. They converse with each other and whenever I manage to shut all other ambient noises even I am able to hear snatches of what they are talking about. This morning as I was...
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...