Monday, August 18, 2014

Digital Additions

I have mentioned the status of my Nokia 720 . The current status is exactly similar to the snapshot that I posted on 30th June 2014.

But Nokia 1520? I am putting the snapshot of my Nokia 1520 screen here.
Nokia 1520 is also upgraded to Windows 8.1, now.

I also bought Microsoft Office. It was difficult to make notes and accounting daily expenses etc in mobile. I have Windows 8.1 and Office compatible to it was needed. So I got MS Office. I use Word to jot down notes, Excel for accounting etc. It is more convenient to use than mobiles.

I managed to complete 5th flight game of Level 3 in Flight game by Unity. This is in my Android Google Nexus tab. I have fulfilled one condition to move on to Level 4. However total medals earned is 34 out of possible 45.  The Level 4 can be unlocked only if I improve my medals tally to 40 (the second condition). I have to improve my medals in many games of Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 to get 6 more medals.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Who is more hypocrite ? - A short story

Anand yells at Balan. "You have not helped me out. Did you? You could not have spared Rs.200 for me, when I needed it?"
Balan responds defensively and says, "I know you have an urgent need for this money. I do not have much to spare. Also, I may need money at the end of month. I thought my need was more and I decided not to lend you. Am I being a hypocrite?"
Anand decides not to talk on this further. He switches on Samba music and murmurs, "Let me change mood with this favorite music of mine."
Balan says angrily, " Your favorite? When did Samba music become your favorite? I thought you liked pop more. Are you not a hypocrite?"
Anand yells back, " No I am not. Just that Samba is my favorite at this instant."
Caushik who was eating potato chips, was hearing the conversations all the while. He did not stop eating his chips and went to the table to get another packet.
Balan was aghast with the behaviour of Caushik. He shouted at him. He said," Caushik are you not a hypocrite? Most of the poor die due to hunger. And here you are. Chips after chips. Shameful !!"
Caushik resorted. He said, " My eating is not going to harm world hunger. Anyway development work needs a man with full stomach to work effectively."
Balan was aghast with the behaviour of Anand and Caushik. He was also not too happy with Dhanush who preferred to be silent most of the time. Balan thought Dhanush knew only a few words because he would hardly speak 10 words in a day.
Balan says to Dhanush, "Have you seen the behaviour of Anand and Caushik? Disgraceful isn't it? Already the population in our country is high. And we have hypocrites like Anand and Caushik who cause harm to others. What is the use in their being alive?"
Dhanush did not speak. He moved. He picks up machine gun hidden in his back and brings it to the front and fires at Anand, Balan and Caushik, killing them instantly.
Dhanush then says, " I have killed three men. Population has been reduced. Am I a hypocrite?"

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

More Suitable Body

The workouts at gym are continuing. I find working out a pleasant event. Serious !!

The best formula that I discovered (from has to be this. Athleticism is maximising strength by fat ratio. It is as simple as that.

My typical workout routine currently is
  1. Chest Press or Pec fly alternated every other day
  2. Bicep Curls or Forearm lifts alternated every other day
  3. Lateral Pull down or Shoulder lifts alternated every other day
  4. Leg curls sitting or leg curls lying down alternated every other day

  1. Ellipticals or cycling for 15 minutes

  1. Abs on decline bench or leg raises or leg cycling for 5 minutes

In weight machines I try to do 5 sets of 11 reps in each. I manage to do 50lb for larger muscles and about 33lb for smaller muscles.

I take whey drink in the mornings. And Soy + Complan mix in the evenings. I take creatine. Other food eaten are normal home food for office goers.

I am about to complete 6 months. I am planning to extend by another 3 months. The schedule that I plan to follow will be as above.

Your comments.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Bose Headset with Nokia Mix Radio

During travel from home to office and back from office to home, I spend about 75 minutes listening to songs on Bose headset. The songs are offline downloads from Nokia Mix Radio. I usually switch on Nokia 1520 in the mornings and Nokia 720 in the evenings while going back home.
My current Nokia 1520 Nokia Mix Radio offline collection is
And my current Nokia 720 Nokia Mix Radio offline collection is


The best part of Nokia Mix Radio is one does not know what will be the next song. At least, I have not explored into finding out the next song. Also on Sundays one can switch on WiFi and download upto 4 sets of collection in one device.
But this does not mean that one cannot listen to one's own collection or switch on the radio(with earphones).
The current international trend seems to be Samba style. Especially with FIFA a few days back, this style is popular. I also like Michael Jackson's peppy dance style of Pop. I like Reggae style (Boney M) too.
I earlier had downloaded Priyanka Chopra favorites. She has an excellent taste for music and most of the tracks were quite good. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan collections seemed a bit superficial and he was probably not serious enough to make his favorite bollywood songs. He had selected a few RDBurman numbers and Dard-e-dil song.
I shall continue to listen for a few more weeks before this habit dies.
Today is Kishore Kumar's 85th birthday. And I am waiting for his "coming alive" in Radio City as was advertised.

My Nokia 1520 offline collection as on 19th August is :-