A chilled introduction to the Dreaded Monads, using Java 8

Story of an Egg Validator

Sol 1: One egg — One validation

Life is so simple. Pass that one egg through that one validator. Results in good or bad.

Sol 23: Many eggs — One validation

Not difficult at all, simply pass them through validator, one after the other and collect the results for each one, in order. With simple if-else condition, this code looks like a Cute…


That night could never be good. It’s worst as hell. It’s a battle between armies of thoughts, the blacks and the brights. It’s like I was free-falling expecting her to catch me in mid-air. …


I left one addiction and fallen into another and that’s her. Interaction with her happened to be as essential as any other life support system. I was unable to quench it just by texting. I couldn’t even call as She hadn’t given me her number yet. I just leaned on…


We bid each other a good bye and took our cabs back home. I had put-on my earphones and was staring through the glass. Suddenly, the city with it’s night lights looked awesome. Every person passing by looked happy. I even loved the traffic that day. …


With such intense message, (at least it felt that way, now it sounds ridiculous of-course), I was expecting some nurture and sympathy. In turn, I got this:

“Gopal! Certain things need time and patience. Why is there a hurry? I haven’t said anything to you so far! I was about…


Love is an accident. You are on this road for 27 years and while you are at a full acceleration of your youth, you clash and crush into something so majestic, especially if it’s a girl like her, there are absolutely no chances that you get out of it being…


Well, I haven’t been in touch with GOD for quite a long time, and it suddenly felt guilty to ask him today, “Man! I just can’t miss her! Do some miracle”. While GOD was working in the background, my second God-Google helped me in at-least throwing some tips and tricks…


“And then, saw her for the first time, walking, a long shot, in slow motion”, it starts here, whenever I glimpse back into our memories.

“What’s the difference between Marriage and Wedding?”, her first question. Gosh! I felt, should have googled this along with ‘How to impress a girl?’, …


I was the lone rock, bisecting the current, crowd flowing by, hurry and happy, slow and sad, but me, I am stuck, watching the Sun dip into its own reflection of golden ripples, erasing away all the colors in the sky.

It felt dark and lonely. I couldn’t move, couldn’t…

Gopal S Akshintala

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