Friday, February 24, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017


Advertisements are usually fun to watch, though the message they seem to convey, seems totally unrelated to the product they are intended to promote. This advertisement really caught my was well made.

Another ad, which I thorougly enjoyed in the recent times was this Asian Paint Ad.


LOL! Couldn't stop laughing at it, for about a minute...

Well, that word reminds me of a movie I saw a week ago. There is this Telugu movie "Karma" which I never heard of, until I saw the advertisement on TV one fine day, that it was going to be telecast the next day. Missed the movie on TV, but made up for it on internet. I usually ensure that I don't read anything about the movie before I watch it, if one of its promo/trailer/song/lyrics/dialogues (why all that? some times even name of the movie) that doesn't give away much, inspires me to watch it. Same was the case with this too. And I was pleasantly surprised. I have only one thing to say - that was a very bold attempt by Adavi Sesh, especially given that was his first movie as a director, hero and writer way back in 2010...And lo, we all...I mean the keen Telugu audience started to hear about this guy only since Baahubali I guess (that was the case with me at least...I came to know about his background...his flair for movies, his stint in US through one of his newspaper interviews). His other movie, "Kshanam" too was a pretty fine movie.

Friday, February 17, 2017

I'm a Tidsoptimist!

Yeah, I always knew that...that I am a Tidsoptimist!!! (21st word there!) Just that I got aware of this word only today.

I have this weird inkling not to be too early for anything. Like I feel, why turn up early and waste time, I could do something else in the mean time! What is weird is, I'd be ready to take the repercussions of being late, but I'd never be really interested to take the risk of being early. What is weirder is, despite knowing I'm a Tidsoptimist, I never feel that I should change and become time sensitive...rightly acting on time. I'm not just a Tidsoptimist but a little more than that...somebody who dislikes being early.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


I wonder if there is any such thing as a 'miracle'...the way we human beings refer to it...

Because I'm getting to realize that behind such miracles, there's usually some real effort and make them happen.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Reality? Really?

This is really awesome! Taking the Wikipedia's entry on Augmented Reality and applying the definitions on this video makes one naturally wonder - does AR augment the reality or diminish the reality? Does AR enhance one's current perception of reality or corrupt it?

Great video indeed! Like the climax...with AR even the destination to God cannot be real! Once you enter it, there's no escape...not at least through it (when it is offering you the exit), until there's an external intervention.

When the physical and virtual realities merge, would the product be still a reality? I'm just wondering!

Back-to-back Fire Effect!

Now, that's how I'm trying to explain you a scenario wherein a person who is "observing" another person "experience" a backfire effect, experiences that backfire effect backfire on him/her because his observation process backfired on him.

Hmm, confusing? How do I explain you that? Yeah! Take this write-up for instance. At one point, the editor, the Chief Science Officer of U.S.S PopSci, says - "We know that writing about science and tech for everyone means writing about science and tech for folks who might not always like the facts we present to them." The author also states at another point - " I felt about the challenge of convincing readers that facts were facts and fiction was fiction." She also quotes a psychologist - "A man with a conviction is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point."

But, there's another side to this! Aren't scientists too people with conviction? A conviction that whatever is validated by science is a fact!!! That is what I believe is called Scientism...What if Science backfires on them? That is the Back-to-back Fire Effect I was talking about in the beginning of the article!

Now, what is fact, what is fiction...only time will tell, not science!