The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in India was reported on 30-Jan-2020 in the state of Kerela. The number of confirmed cases in India was low till 15-Mar-2020, presumably because patients with COVID-19-like symptoms were not being tested.

COVID-19 Quarantine Reading List

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented changes in our lives. These are the times when staying at home advisories have saturated our feeds, when almost every aspect of our lives has been affected by this epidemic and when our Social Media feeds are full of “viral” news.
In times like these, maybe you can cheer yourself up with some non-viral readings.

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The Moon is silent tonight,

My heart aches for that one light.

The one that I lost to time,

The one which I thought, would always be mine.

I don’t want to bore you with the same details,

Of a broken heart and the same old tales.

In the end, I’m just someone,

Who apparently, lost the one.

Every night is a new battle,

It leaves me raw and rattled.

Closing my eyes is a horror show,

The silence of the night is a chilly glow.

In the glow, I reminisce the days gone by,

Of the promises broken, and…

Funny, but has a serious undertone

Living With Yourself | Netflix

In the past two days, I binged on six out of eight episodes in the Season 1 of a Netflix series Living With Yourself. I didn’t watch the trailer, it was a Netflix recommendation and I took that on the Face Value. Right from the first 10 minutes I was hooked.

Miles Elliot (Paul Rudd) is your average man, with a job in which he feels burnt out, a marriage which isn’t doing well and an overall depression. Story of everybody, right? At work, he sees his colleague who seemed to have turned his life around. Upon asking him his…

Upstarts Poster, Source: Netflix

2019, in India, seems like an odd time to make a Film on Startups. With a downturn in the economy, startups seem like a distant 2015-fad. But anyway, better late than never.

The last time, I’d seen an Indian show flirt with the idea of a startup, was back in 2015, with TVF Pitchers. That by far, is the most popular dramatization of the world of startups. The tall highs and deep lows of the adventure of trying to build your own Tech Startup.

“Upstarts” is a Netflix Original Film, directed by Udai Singh Pawar. It is a story of…

Filth in front of the Railway Station. A place where people regularly eat from

Having lived all my life in India, I’ve had feelings for the country varying from awe to disgust. In the past couple years however, living in a small town in Maharashtra, about 2 hours from Mumbai, my opinion has largely been towards filth.

Every morning at 6am, I wake up to not fresh air, but a smog of heavy industrial pollution. This place, called Boisar, is supposed to be the largest industrial area in Maharashtra. The foul smell is still tolerable, but the torturous feeling of a pair of choked lungs, isn’t. …

I said, “Goodbye, honey”

She said, “Yeah, bye”

That was supposed to be our last conversation, before we ended things for good. Our exit interview of sorts, for a Two Year Relationship.

Google Stadia is the next big thing — the Netflix of Console Gaming

Google Stadia. Source : The Verge

Almost three months ago, at GDC 2019, Google unveiled its Cloud Gaming Platform — Google Stadia. When it was launched, I said that it will do to traditional gaming consoles what Netflix did to the humble DVD players — Make them obsolete. With the first Stadia Connect video, Google released the much-awaited details about the service

Stadia Connect 6.6.2019 Official Recap

The Highlights

  1. It will be available some time in November 2019 — At launch, the availability will be limited 14 countries including US, UK, Canada.
  2. Stadia Pro will be $10 a month —As a Stadia Pro subscriber you would be able…

On the unreasonable fears of Conservatives about Technology

An average person today is buried under heaps of tech. This isn’t 2000s or early 2010s, when buying a smartphone would be expensive. And I use smartphone as just but one example of the kind of tech I am talking about. We have people having fast and portable computers. Apple wants you to carry around an iPad Pro which has insane computing capabilities. And for what? So that you will have a smooth transition from your YouTube to Twitter apps?

“Techno-Optimism” is a belief system which professes that being new is same as being better. It is the belief that…

And the year of iOS 13, macOS Catalina, an iPadOS and a new Mac Pro.

WWDC June 3–7 2019

In the WWDC 2019 Keynote, Apple had a lot to say about what the upcoming year will look like for its users. The Keynote covered a bunch of things — the new iOS 13, the new macOS Catalina, making your iPad a replacement for your laptop, the new watchOS and the all new Mac Pro. Each of the announcements can be a read of their owns, but a dominant theme of this year’s WWDC was Apple’s Privacy-centric devices and services.

With Apple

Abinash Chakraborty

Making Sense Out of Reality

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