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Evening in West Hartford:

It was a great day. Our team won two consecutive matches in the intra-company Cricket Tournament. I was happy and tired due to this physical activity after almost gap of 1 month. It was already noon when we finished playing. I came home and took a nap for some time. I woke up and I was not feeling refreshed. I was tired and empty inside. Suddenly I started feeling lonely. I decided to go for a walk to the Blue Back Square.

Small and neat town of West Hartford has a place called Blue Back Square. This is very lively place. You can find Movie Theatre, Live music, Library, fitness club, restaurants etc. It’s a never ending list. How can I forget to mention about its people. Friendliest neighborhood I ever lived in. Beautiful place beautiful people. When I reach Blue Back Square I realized there is new movie recently released “100 Foot Journey”. The plot has some Indian connection. It triggered my curiosity and I was in the theatre. It was a real treat for eyes a…

My tenure in Movers and Packers!

Thank you! I said to Shiva my buddy in Hartford for helping me move to my new condo in Hartford.  This is my fifth time in last one year I am moving to new place. During my first moving I thought its boring then by the 3rd moving experience I accepted the fact that it’s frustrating to pack all things and unpack again once you move to new place. There is a positive side to it too.
Moving helps you de-clutter your life. It helps you decide what things you do not need and should get rid of. You never see those things unless you browse through your Elmira. 
It pushes you to out of your comfort zone.  You get used to things around, roads, people, places. It difficult to get away from all these connection and form new connection.
Fear of unknown - The most common root of fear is unknown. This is only thing which stops people from taking decision. But with multiple moving experience in my pocket, I am now used to that feeling. I have accepted the fact that its ok to have unknowns i…

WINNING vs LOSING

Hanging on, persevering, WINNING
Letting go, giving up easily, LOSING

Accepting responsibility for your actions, WINNING
Always having an excuse for your actions, LOSING

Taking the initiative, WINNING
Waiting to be told what to do, LOSING

Knowing what you want and setting goals to achieve it, WINNING
Wishing for things, but taking no action, LOSING

Seeing the big picture, and setting your goals accordingly, WINNING
Seeing only where you are today, LOSING

Being determined, unwilling to give up WINNING
Gives up easily, LOSING

Having focus, staying on track, WINNING
Allowing minor distractions to side track them, LOSING

Having a positive attitude, WINNING
having a "poor me" attitude, LOSING

Adopt a WINNING attitude!


I have copied this inspiring poem from this blog : http://softwarekishorekoney.blogspot.com

सबसे खतरनाक होता है, हमारे सपनों का मर जाना

मेहनत की लूट सबसे ख़तरनाक नहीं होती
पुलिस की मार सबसे ख़तरनाक नहीं होती
ग़द्दारी और लोभ की मुट्ठी सबसे ख़तरनाक नहीं होती

बैठे-बिठाए पकड़े जाना - बुरा तो है
सहमी-सी चुप में जकड़े जाना - बुरा तो है
पर सबसे ख़तरनाक नहीं होता

कपट के शोर में 
सही होते हुए भी दब जाना - बुरा तो है
जुगनुओं की लौ में पढ़ना -बुरा तो है 
मुट्ठियां भींचकर बस वक्‍़त निकाल लेना - बुरा तो है
सबसे ख़तरनाक नहीं होता

सबसे ख़तरनाक होता है 
मुर्दा शांति से भर जाना
तड़प का न होना सब सहन कर जाना
घर से निकलना काम पर
और काम से लौटकर घर जाना
सबसे ख़तरनाक होता है
हमारे सपनों का मर जाना

सबसे ख़तरनाक वो घड़ी होती है
आपकी कलाई पर चलती हुई भी जो
आपकी नज़र में रुकी होती है

सबसे ख़तरनाक वो आंख होती है
जो सबकुछ देखती हुई जमी बर्फ होती है 
जिसकी नज़र दुनिया को मोहब्‍बत से चूमना भूल जाती है
जो चीजों से उठती अंधेपन की भाप पर ढुलक जाती है 
जो रोज़मर्रा के क्रम को पीती हुई 
एक लक्ष्यहीन दुहराव के उलटफेर में खो जाती है 

सबसे ख़तरनाक वो चांद होता है
जो हर हत्‍याकांड के बाद
वीरान हुए आंगन में चढ़ता है
लेकिन आपकी आंखों में मिर्चों की तरह नहीं गड़ता 

सबसे ख़तरनाक वो गीत होता …

Unexpected Bliss!!

Yesterday my Macbook pro started making noise. When I searched on the net I found that this issue is mainly caused by the dust.

I was sure that it will be really costly to replace the Macbook pro fan.

I went to apple genius bar center and they just cleaned the fan it was working as new.

Thanks a lot Apple Care. You made my day!

-Abhi

Spring is coming...

After a long time I feeling excited about blogging again thanks to this post.

Though spring has started in many parts of US. It’s not seen visibly in Minnesota. Look at this picture I clicked yesterday.



But looking at the weather forecast it looks like we will get spring very soon.





There were lots of instances from my current 6 months stay in Minnesota. I meet really amazing people in Minnesota. Made new friends. Pushed my limits. Tested my intuitions, I survived the worst winter in last two decades and I am feeling grateful for all of these things.


With spring coming, I have few plans in my mind for next 6 months.

Learn Scuba Diving

Reduce weight

Learn new technology

More blogging

More reading

Complete one technical certification


Luv you all,

Abhijeet