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May 29, 2012

That one day...


He got hold of that cigarette, but before he could light it... before he could light it... 

Days were rough, times were tough! He thought about the dreams he had, dreams that he would always have scattered somewhere, somewhere down his mind, down his thoughts, thoughts that gave rise to a new meaning to what he believed in. He always had a desire. Desire to make it big. It hadn't been one of the best days, weeks or even months at work until now... The rupee was crumbling, his stocks were going down... The gold funds he had earlier were no longer his... He had cashed out a month ago... A cash out for his emergency fund. Yet in his mind he had a bigger dream, a bigger dream of working hard on his commisions and getting more money with the commisions on his clients... But the days were rough and the times were tough! Things he had dreamt of, desires he had to fulfil... 

It had been one of the worst months for him. He was thinking of ways and means to get back his losses on that one day... He was holding on to the profits he had already made from some of the better portfolios that he had been meticulously tracking. He had a very good ratio when it came to success, especially in commodities... that was up until he cashed out! He always thought that this month was going to be something he would have looked for... He had a few sheets of paper at his desk, an analysis on some of the very key stocks he had close to his heart... But it wasn't something he expected to happen so soon. Crashing and burning all the way and trying to jump up and bounce back again. Bounce back again into the game! It wasn't until he realized that some of his calculations had been off... And been off so much that he didn't account for the evening that the news broke! The news of his life!!

The biggest strokeplay was yet to happen! A strokeplay that would change everything about his dreams! A strokeplay that would be the most impactful one for him and his agency... But he didn't know that up until that one day... Especially since he hadn't been trading the earlier day and was out in slumber cause of his illness... Such deep sleep that he had forgotten to put his phone onto the charger as well...

Like any other day, he woke up at 7:00 in the morning, to his tea, scanning his bed for his pair of spectacles and grabbing the cup close to him while quickly opening the door and picking up his copies of The Economic Times, Mint and a couple of other newspapers... quickly scathing through the headlines he went to that page, the page he always checked first. Yes, he was tech savy and had that app on his iPhone. An app for all that he could get those details of the stock market just like in the newspaper... 

But he always liked the newspapers better... For he liked to stay in touch with his roots. Reminded him of the days when he smashed the keyboards in disgust, in disgust when some last minute number crunchings at the closing hours didn't go through, some deals that didn't go through at the last moment, some tradings that were left to the afterhours market... Volume game, NIFTY, PUT, CALL, some targets that had to be met on the same day.... But nothing was as lifechanging as that one day...

By the time he woke up in the morning, he read the news... and he instantly realized what he had done... In a moment there was a flurry of emotions... He quickly started to search for something... He couldn't imagine that this was happening to him. He was totally at a loss of expression and a loss of words and just kept staring at that one headline in the newspaper... Cause that was the one that changed everything about his life and he knew it...

And it happened on that one day... Slightly his expressions changed, from the heaviness that he had for the past days, in fact for months... it all changed as he looked at the sun shine across the horizon across his balcony window... That was the strokeplay that was about to happen, a stroke of genius or a stroke of luck... Things had changed forever for him... All because of that one trade he didn't make the earlier day, and that one that one day... That was the one huge chunk of stock that soared like an eagle! An eagle that took flight into the sky... This was that one big break he was always looking for... He could feel his heart pounding with a lot of adrenaline rush... He could feel that happiness that he always dreamt of!  Slowly he eased the frown off his forehead and reached into his pocket to find his smokes...

He quickly got hold of that cigarette, but before he could light it... before he could light it...  

Punch That Shit Outta me...


Work's going to be tough, but tough's never the answer... Answer's always in the liberation...”

All this while he had always punched hard, punched as hard as he could.

“One day... One Day...” swinging away he always told himself this...

It had been over a year he threw a punch in the ring... In front of a huge audience as this... A punch without which there was no answer... He had been fighting too hard. Too hard against the snort, too damn hard against the dope... But he knew it wasn't over. It's now or never. He'd puked his life down the drain all this while... But after all the blow, he had tried hard, hard to see himself out here... One last time...

It was time he pulled it together and went out in the ring. Fought like the tiger that he was known as. There wasn't any other way... Not going down, not going down on anyone else's terms, as he'd say.

He had trained hard, he had punched the shit out of the sack, he'd thrown blows that he couldn't possibly ever throw... The hardest ever... Never ever had he looked at his face in the mirror until now... Detesting the time that had gone by and that his sorry ass never came through in the time he whiled away in the darkness of the imperceptible faucets of his crooked little molten pot of a brain.

That was all he had to do... It was the last day of his career, maybe the last match ever.. But that wasn't just the end of it all...

It wasn't until the 6th Round... Wasn't until then he realized, what had happened... There wasn't even a hook that came his way... Cause he had knocked the jesus out of his opponent by the time..

Yet he slipped... like a dog on the porch... sudden seizure... A moment of darkness and it was all over... Slowly as it would seem to the overdosed mind, a figment of his imagination was staring at his soul, numbing him as the last breath passed out of his body without an ache.. Aches that the body was used to for decades...

The last punch... The last punch he spewed his rage against an opponent he had fought all this time... With a grin on his face he told life... 'Punch that shit out of me... Bitch!' Punch that shit out of me...

One Day... One Day indeed...

May 10, 2012

Social Samosa - Facebook File Sharing

With cloud computing being the future of technology, why should Facebook not be part of it?
Off late we've seen numerous companies get into the cloud storage game and file sharing online has become a fad altogether. Besides that, Facebook is rolling out new features often. We saw the timeline coming in, the trending articles, the Facebook App Center and all of this helping it turn into a massive and better platform. And the timing couldn't just be perfect! (read IPO). Facebook acquired drop.io back in 2010. The acquisition result is now out, All groups will now be getting file sharing capability. More than 380 million people use Facebook Groups. Sharing files is evidently one of the most common requests from groups users. So what better than to be able to do that now.
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