May 2, 2016

Ahmedabad Air Show and Ahmedabad National Book Fair 2016

Thrilling Air Show at Sabarmati Riverfront - between Nehru Bridge and Gandhi Bridge. The last Air Show I had seen was in GNFC Township in 2007-2008.

Reached Ahmedabad too early - around 2 pm. And atmosphere was scorching hot. First we went to National Handloom at Ranip. And then as we had read in newspaper that the time for Air Show is 4 pm, we reached there around 3:45 pm. But then we found that the timing for Air Show is 5:30 pm. Distressed and tired of the heat, we went to McDonald's on Ashram Road.

But once the show started, it was worth all the waiting.

From there we went to Ahmedabad National Book Fair 2016. This time it is behind NID, Paldi - on Sabarmati Riverfront.

Although tired, we felt relief from heat as the book fair is air-conditioned/air-cooled. Too much rush as it was Sunday. We just glanced through the many stalls and decided to visit once again (it is till 7th May, 2016) for purchasing any books. I bought a DVD of lecture of Jay Vasavada on the topic "Vaanchan dwara vikaas". But my laptop doesn't have DVD player, so I'll have to wait for sometime to hear the lecture.

Overall it was a satisfactory day.

It was a cloudy since today morning and later while I was coming home, it started raining and stopped as soon as I reached home. :-(

April 28, 2016

Belated Happy Birthday To Me

Completed 30 years yesterday. The day was uneventful till evening. As usual I went to office and returned home in the evening. Received many wishes on Facebook, via calls and whatsapp messages.

Then I and Kiran decided to go out. Went to Agora Mall, purchased a few household things from Big Bazaar and then returned home.

After reaching home I got busy checking out whatsapp and facebook. Meanwhile Kiran called me in the dining room which was lit with candles. She had prepared a candle-light dinner. And then after dinner she gifted me a book "You're the password to my life" by Sudeep Nagarkar. I don't know about the novel (neither did she knows), but liked the title of the book. She purchased it just by looking at the title.

And then after sometime, Mahesh and Chetan came home with a cake. Another surprise. All arrangements were made by them as per Kiran's directions. We all had cake.

Thank you Kiran and all friends. Noopur too surprised me today by sending a cake. So two cakes within 12 hours. ;-)

Now let's see how this year turns out to be.

April 8, 2016

Envy the life of a villager

My workplace is on 14th floor of a huge 28 floor tower. And it overlooks a small village. We sit for lunch near the large glass windows which overlooks the village. And looking at the quiet and slow paced village life, I think that the life of a villager is far happier and less complicated as compared to that of an urban dweller. The villager is contented in his own small world. The city guy never feels contended. He is always rushing.

March 16, 2016

Academics to Corporate

So again there's a change. And such changes have been with me throughout the financial year i.e. from March 2015 to March 2016. Left SVMIT and joined (n)Code Solutions - A Division of GNFC Limited.

Left academics and joined the corporate world. I am yet to figure out whether I liked the academic field or this new corporate world. Both have their own pros and cons. But one thing that I'll surely miss from the academics is - My dear students.

Let's see what life has stored in for me.

PS: Back to Gandhinagar.

January 3, 2016

New Laptop

Finally I emptied my old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop and started using the all new Lenovo laptop which was gifted to me by Vijaybhai on my last birthday. I had used the previous laptop for the past 7 years. It had loads of data and scattered files which needed to be backed up.

The new laptop is quite light in weight as compared to the previous one. Moreover, it came with pre-installed Windows 8.1 which I later on upgraded to Windows 10. Also I created a partition for Ubuntu.