Are YOU in the Game?


We all have varied interests and pass times. Some of us find sports exciting, some of us prefer a couch and a book, some of us music and some like that, something else. It’s usually and actually that which keeps us moving ahead in professional life. The personal interests take a major space. It builds a community and provides a culture to dwell.

In the time lapse, there has to be something that you crazily wait for. That you go mad over. That you cry for. That you don’t mind breaking your routine protocols because it’s an intense deep love.  

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When I started watching ‘Game of Thrones’, it was season 3 on air. Though my friends had recommended right from season 1, my professional works were stopping me to get that space. I remember completing all the episodes in a week stretch once I started. I had to pause my works. Nothing else mattered to me. I was hooked.

It’s rare that one gets to see a perfectly crafted plot. Heaps of characters speaking of numerous human traits and qualities, the story-line, the internal details, the character building, the background score, the theme songs, the connect, the direction, the actors, the list would go on. Why would someone miss something like that? No wonder there is a major world population glued to it.

The Virus
It’s like a virus. A celebration virus. A virus that will make you put your hands on your chin. A virus that will make you cry. A virus that will put you in a different universe. A virus that will put you in a different zone. A virus that gives you a composition which you can never explain in words. It’s just there, with you! You know what it is! You know how you felt! It made you speechless! It made a minuscule ‘different you’ in ‘you’! Something that you proudly carry.

The Craze
My Monday (IST) early mornings have been different. Different enough to bother at nothing else in the world. Stupid enough to stare at the screen when the episode completes not knowing how exactly to get back to real world. Snooping enough to discuss in family WhatsApp group on what just happened in the new episode.

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With only three more episodes left, there is still time to catch up and celebrate the finale along with the world (if you are not at it). We can always debate bringing up our thoughts and conclusions, but, let’s do that over an episode of Game of Thrones. Period.

P.S. This very well applies to every perfect piece ever created. For this time period, it’s GOT.

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Yin and yang


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Its April of 2019 and Day 25 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: yin and yang
Language: Chinese
Meaning: is a concept of dualism in ancient Chinese philosophy, describing how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.

Poem:
the day light parse,
the night deep crawls,
it wasn’t sure,
in the cycle of cycles,
what was yin,
what was yang,
for they both,
perfected each other.

Interpretation:
Amidst the ‘day you’ and ‘night you’, ‘you’ matters the most! The ‘yin and yang’ here already carries a deep philosophy!

Note: below is the iconic representation of ‘yin and yang’ and you must have sure noticed it somewhere before.

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A to Z 2019 – Theme Reveal


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April brings happiness for various reasons. Though my schedule is keeping me away from blogging for a while now, I don’t want to miss the A to Z challenge, for whatever it takes to be a survivor.

This will be my third year of A to Z Challenge.
In 2016, I had picked an Idiom for an alphabet and then an eight line poem for it. In 2017,  I had selected the theme Emotions and Expressions for life, where everyday there was a thought and an eight line poem.

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Clearly, an eight line poem has got into my A to Z. This year I will be picking words and phrases from different foreign languages and give an interpretation to it with an eight line poem. 

Are you doing the challenge as well? I would certainly like to read and follow-up!
Well, I am excited!

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Working Out 2019



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There is something distinctive about this day – December 31. Though it’s yet another day, okay, it’s sure not ‘yet another day’. Like we all celebrate our birthdays, individually, this day is like a birthday which everyone wants to celebrate and that is what makes it special. The whole world as a crowd becomes part of it. It’s not about whom we want to dedicate this day. A calendar or earth or goals or life or something that can make to the list, but it’s about the aspirations this day brings.

The celebration takes its ways.

Some dance, fireworks,
Some read, social networks,
Some family, blog, sleep,
Some something else, beep,
A cake, a celebration, a peace.

It does not matter how we welcome. We have our ways and our ways are always the better ones (of-course to us). What possibly and probably really matters is how we wish to see ourselves for future 365 days and how we evaluated ourselves for the past 365 days. We all need metrics. We all need evaluation. Not to rank or measure but to increase the happiness and satisfaction factor. Time will always bring the new but how good was the old to cherish?

Apart from those greetings, wishes and forwards, most of us try to bring out a new version of ourselves and that is what matters. I started having resolutions since 2017 and it has worked for me in most amazing way. Here is what happened in 2018.

Here is what I want to see in 2019:

  • Make atleast 150 general blog posts on itsphblog
  • Post 120 technical blog posts in itsphbytes
  • Read a minimum of 100 research papers and document them
  • Read 20 novels taking up Goodreads Challenge
  • Participate in Camps and NaNoWriMo (Work as ML in November, Camps in April and July)
  • Take A-Z blogging challenge in April
  • Get 20 top posts on IndiBlogger
  • Write 10 ebooks (smashwords)
  • Conduct atleast 5 workshops on various domains (writing to research)
  • Finish 5 new courses
  • Get 5 papers published (with collaborated research)
  • Get hard copy published for ‘i 4 you’ and release ‘things in Nothing’ as ebook.
  • Build atleast 10 workable components for Knit Algorithm
  • Build a better profile for our company – Knit Arena
  • Work in an entrepreneurship environment to get better insights in Hubballi
  • Get a better Coder Portfolio
  • Teach a new course
  • Always try something new, often and more

Walk, Run or Stop, the plan is to ride along 2019.

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Wrapping Up 2018


I had set several goals for 2018 and here is the end result:

  • Make atleast 150 general blog posts – Did only 66
  • Post 120 technical blog posts – Did 100
  • Read a minimum of 150 research papers and document them – I don’t know what went wrong here. I read only 7 out of 150
  • Read 40 novels – Read 10
  • Participate in Camps and NaNoWriMo – Done
  • Take A-Z blogging challenge in April – Done
  • Write 10 ebooks – Did write 1 ebook
  • Finish 10 new courses – None
  • Get published – Did not
  • Progress with research work, measurably – Done
  • Make and keep a strong step in establishing own firm – Started: Knit Arena
  • Always try something new, often and more – Done

I am happy with the way 2018 passed by. There were a lot of things that needed my energy. I did slow up in blogging too in 2018. Hope to make the most of 2019. New Post with 2019 plans Coming Soon!

NaNoWriMo – Coming Soon!


Hello there!

  • Is there a writer in you?
  • Have you ever felt you should try your hands on writing a novel/or any work, give it a shot and explore?
  • Or are you already a writer?
  • Does writing make you frantically happy?
  • Do you already have your next project lined out?
  • Or do you want to just write?

What else can be better than writing it along with the world? Come in and be part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

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What is NaNoWriMo?
It is a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to promote writing and creativity.

What is the Target and Timeline?
The writing begins from November 01 spanning for the entire month (ends Nov 30th midnight 11.59pm). One needs to tackle the writing goal of 50,000 words.

Yes, 50K. 50,000 is definitely a huge number but if seen as 1667 words per day, definitely doable. Weekends, constant support and motivation from NaNoWriMo and buddies, pep talks, lots of resource materials and daily writing sprints make this target exciting and easier.

However if you have your own target, there is also NaNoWriMo Rebel where one can set individual writing targets.

What can I Write?
Anything! Anything that makes you happy and you want to write. It’s not about the bothering and worries of editing and giving the final touch. It’s about writing and just it.

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So, What Next?
Are your words ready to celebrate? Do you have a project? Hope in! Register at National Novel Writing Month.  It’s about cherishing that write-cravings and dedicating the month November to write, write and write more.

What after Registration?
Select the appropriate region from where you are writing, look out the regional forum for introduction and other threads, create a writing project, make some new buddies and get started! The writing officially begins from November 01.

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– Prakash Hegade, 
Municipal Liaison for India

You can add me up as your buddy. My Profile id is prakash_hegade

IBMC Challenge – Sept/Oct 2018


IBMC was instantiated in the early second week of April 2016(It’s been more than two years now!) and a part of WordPress Event which can be found HERE. So far 55 bloggers have completed this challenge.

A list of all the completed challengers can be found HERE

There has been no activity in last two months and hence this summary post.

Here is what IBMC is:

  • The IBMC is a series of ten tasks. All the ten tasks are different, to prove the versatility in the blogger.
  • The blogger can start the challenge at any point of time but the constraint is that it has to be completed within 15 days of the start. So, plan well before starting.
  • There are 10 challenges and 15 days to complete (in other words, you have up to five “buffer” days).
  • One cannot complete more than three tasks on the same day.
  • The tasks have to be taken up in the same order as they are numbered.
  • Every task is associated with a logo which will have to be used along with the prompt.
  • On completing all the challenges, the IBMC logo can be added to your blog.

Find the post here: Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge 

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IBMC Challengers – August 2018


This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of August 2018. The challenge was instantiated in the early second week of April 2016(It’s been more than two years now!) and a part of WordPress Event which can be found HERE.

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Moumita from the blog Perceptions Unplugged is the Fifty Fifth blogger to complete this challenge. There are ten brilliant posts out there. Do check them out! The first one can be found here: Skipping the Sums: The Cool and the Fool. 


Anita from the blog Lost Creek Journal has completed Four challenges so far. The first one can be found here: The Mark



‘Thank you’ to all who have taken/been taking the challenge and to all who have liked them. Feel free to take up the challenge if it excites you!:-)

A list of all the completed challengers can be found HERE

IBMC Challengers – July 2018


This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of July 2018. The challenge was instantiated in the early second week of April 2016(It’s been more than two years now!) and a part of WordPress Event which can be found HERE.

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Dante from the blog DIALECTICS is the Fifty Fourth Blogger to complete this challenge. There are ten interesting takes over there. I am sure they are a pleasure read. The first one can be found here: I am and so I am.


Moumita from the blog Perceptions Unplugged has completed Four challenges so far. The first one can be found here: Skipping the Sums: The Cool and the Fool


‘Thank you’ to all who have taken/been taking the challenge and to all who have liked them. Feel free to take up the challenge if it excites you!:-)

A list of all the completed challengers can be found HERE