A very Special Ganesh Chaturthi!

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This year, I am celebrating an extra special Ganesh Chaturthi.

Why? Because I am finally an Engineer.

Many might question the significance of it. Especially since in India, being an Engineer is considered nothing sort of insignificant these days – so much so that every year we see 1.5 million Engineering students passing out! But hey, this year’s 1.5 million sees me being a part of it.

It feels overwhelmingly auspicious. This day, this Ganesh Chaturthi day, I imagine myself on a line that is fine, thin and stretches for kilometres. I stand right on its edge. Behind me looms my four years of hard work. Four years of Engineering. Four years of working towards one of the things I adore the most – technology. And damn it! It has been a fun ride.

In a complete contrast to the misty past at my back, I see a clear and crisp future waiting for me. It is new, it is crazy and it is different. An unusual experience sings my name. It actively looks for me, trying to identify me from a crowd of 1.5 million fellow Engineers. And I feel it my purpose to wave back cheerfully.

I step across the line, finally entering a new chapter in my storybook. But guess what? This time, I am not alone.

I see Lord Ganesh accompanying me. I see him descending off his mount. I see him approach me, acknowledge me and together, we jump across the line. And as we do so, I hear voices. Loud voices of people praying and cheering in his glory. I hear them enjoying the Chaturthi festival with full pomp. I see their enthusiasm and I see their devotion. I see their love for not only Lord Ganesh but also for each other. I feel the festive atmosphere.

And I pray with them, with a renewed sense of purpose. In spite of being a little less religious all my life, today I find myself in awe of Lord Ganesh. And I bow to him.

My college years bid me farewell. But at the same time, a new phase of my life beckons. And this, kids, is where life really begins.

It is going to be a bumpy one, Kunal, so sit back, relax and enjoy it!


Heya!

I write this post to wish everyone a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Love,

Kunal


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Game of Thrones Season 7 Expectations

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Predictions/Expectations

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  • Dany starts conquering Westeros piece by piece with the help of Dorne (Sandsnakes/Martell), half of the Iron Islands (Greyjoy siblings) and the Reach (Tyrell).Related image
  • Cersei, the self-proclaimed Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, allies herself with Euron Greyjoy of the Iron Islands to fight Dany.Image result for game of thrones season 7
  • Euron shows his true colours, using his arsenal of queer priests, magical items and (probably) dragonhorn from the East to emerge as a truly menacing villain of the show. His crazy matches (or outperforms) Cersei’s crazy.Image result for game of thrones season 7 euron
  • Euron binds one of Dany’s dragons to him.
  • Another dragon goes to Jon Snow, who allies himself with the Brotherhood without Banners, the Hound, perhaps even Dany (although I doubt Dany will be ready to help him fight a growing threat of the White Walkers she believes to be a myth) and the rest of the Starks. Speaking of which-
  • Stark reunion. Image result for game of thrones season 7 Bran the Greenseer crosses the Wall and finally reunites with Sansa Stark and Jon Snow, now the new bloodraven. Meanwhile Arya Stark reunites with the Hound, Jon Snow and Sansa Stark in Winterfell, armed with the knowledge of the Faceless Men.
  • The Wall comes crashing down, finally allowing the White Walkers to enter the realm.Image result for game of thrones season 7  the wall comes down
  • One of the dragon dies. Either at the hands of the White Walkers or by the hands of Euron, or Cersei or somebody else.
  • Bran informs Jon about his visions about Jon’s true parentage. Meanwhile, Sam (now in Oldtown learning to be a Maester) finds documents confirming Rhaegar’s only surviving son – Jon Snow.Image result for game of thrones season 7  bran
  • As Cersei and Euron lose (I think the dragon bound to Euron’s will is the one that dies) and Cersei, in her last moments orders her servants to burn the whole city down. Jaime, flashing back to when the Mad King Aerys Targ ordered the same and driving a sword through this king’s back, realizes how truly “gone” Cersei is and chokes her to death, perhaps even drawing the Widow’s Wail (Joffrey’s sword that he now has in possession) through Cersei’s heart. Ironic how the sword is called the Widow’s Wail.Image result for game of thrones season 7  jaime
  • Jaime joins the Starks and Brienne in the North, using his Valyrian Sword Widow’s Wail to kill some White Walkers, while Jon uses his Valyrian Sword Longclaw and Brienne uses HER Valyrian Sword (which was actually Jaime’s) Oathkeeper.
  • We finally get more information on Rhaegar Targ, why he ran away and eloped with Lyanna Stark and all the details of Robert’s Rebellion.Image result for game of thrones season 7  rhaegar
  • Meanwhile, as the Wall falls, from its rubble rises Ice Dragons (Dragons made of ice or from cold). One of Dany’s “Fire Dragon” and one of these Ice Dragons go to Jon Snow, and finally, he emerges as the “Song of Ice and Fire”.Image result for game of thrones season 7
  • ENDING of SEASON 7: The Wall falling and with it the rise of the Ice Dragons as we see the White Walkers finally enter the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, as everyone wake up from their horrible ignorance to the fact that the Long Night is nigh.Image result for game of thrones season 7

Heya Bleedsters!
With the season 7 of Game of Thrones 7 days away, I thought I would write a post about 
my predictions/expectations from the upcoming season. These are in no way confirmations or leaks, and are my opinions. Although most are well calculated predictions, many are just fantasy. We will have to see on the 16th of July to see how many come true.
Love,
K.


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Dhinchak Music

It is a wonderfully typical Sunday night. Okay, not so typical. And I am only kidding myself when I say it is a wonderful night. Because I am tired, and I want to relax. And the only way to relax is some interesting and memorable. In other words – Dhinchak Music.

Dhinchak is a word that is usually used to describe something unique, memorable and interesting*

That’s when I fire up my browser and type in Youtube. There are two recommendations there: First is Game of Thrones Season 6 Original Soundtrack (GoT OST). I middle-click it. Meanwhile, the second recommendation is a song called Daaru by someone called Dhinchak Pooja. I chuckle at the recommendation. Clearly, Youtube is drunk again.

But it certainly arouses my curiosity. Out of amusement more than anything, I open it. And I listen. And I listen once more. I click on the next song, Selfie maine… whatever the name is. And I listen to it once more, just like before. The Game of Thrones Season 6 OST lies forgotten.

Now before you block my blog or renounce your love for my writing and opinions, don’t let me misguide you: Ms. Pooja’s songs are anything but tasteful. They are badly edited, with horrible lyrics, crazy beats and a nonsense video in the background. However, they are ear-worms. And it surprises me to see millions and millions of views on all her songs. Why is that?

I finally return to the actual Dhinchakness I was looking forward to tonight. The Game of Thrones Soundtrack. And it moves me. It fills my heart with melody. It nurtures my soul. And all that other gooey crap. You know, the kind poets use to describe blissful things.

Something strikes a chord inside my head. I find a striking resemblance between the two polarizing, contrasting opposite pieces of music: both are memorable. Both are interesting too. And Dhinchak kind of means a little bit of memorable and uniqueness. Which also means that Ms. Pooja’s music is actually Dhinchak!

It should sadden me that such songs are gaining popularity amongst the masses, but it doesn’t. You know why? Because while Daaru makes me twitch uncontrollably for the entire duration, it also leaves a mark behind on my mind… my soul… and certainly my ears. Just like GoT OST did. Althought GoT OST left a comparatively positive mark on me, it also similarly made me think about the music the rest of the day.

Ms. Pooja’s songs moved me (in the wrong direction, but still it counts), same distance as GoT OST. And that is all Dhinchak Music is all about. Think back to songs like Friday by Rebecca Black (remember her? American Dhinchak Pooja!), What does the Fox Say, Gangnam Style etc. All these songs have one thing in common: Dhinchakness. They arouse a person’s curiosity, piques everyone’s interest and certainly leaves a noticeable memory, good or bad irrelevant. Nicely played, Ms. Pooja. And while I have no interest in listening to any more of your songs, clearly many still do. So, Good Luck!


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P.S: This post is an opinion, and my take on the recent Dhinchak Pooja viral music that is roaming about the Internet. I have written this post with no harmful intentions in mind, nor to shame anyone. No offence intended to anyone. 


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