Through the looking glass : HTC 2014

2013 has been a mixed bag for HTC for sure. What started off as a good year with major praise and acclaim for the One,  a mega partnership with one of the biggest celebrities out there,  a renewed focus on marketing as platitudes came along with their first ever loss, major design professionals leaving, shifting bases back to Taiwan as the other side of the coin.

Lets look forward though… Here is my through the looking glass vision for the company in 2014 based on what I as an Indian Customer would like to see, I hope a lot of you International Customers will chime in with some comments 🙂


It’s a baby girl!

Read it… thats all I say… and for gods sake teach you sons to be men and not horny assholes

The Espresso Addict

She was 27, and at home.

She stood in front of the mirror, naked. She looked at her breasts. This was the biggest they had ever been. But she knew that they were going to get bigger. She stared at herself for a long while before she ran her right hand across the entire area of her belly, from just above her abdomen, all the way down to its lower end. It looked bloated and the bump had begun to show through her clothes now. She was five months pregnant, and had just received her scans from her gynecologist. She had dreaded this moment would come right from when she turned into a teenager. And 15 years later, she still wasn’t prepared for it.

“You are going to have a healthy and beautiful baby girl. You just have to keep eating healthy, and get good sleep and sufficient exercise, just like…

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What is culture?

This is a question which believe it or not plagues me quite a bit.

What is culture? How do we define something which in my opinion is ever changing?

Is it something which draws so heavily from the past that it replaces or present and restricts our future or is it something which makes us forget our past and just forge on.

Or is it a delicate balance the essence of which is continuously changing as we grow older?

I’m in the camp which believes that is somewhere in the middle of all this.


Initial Thoughts on the HTC One

This is just going to be a random set of sentences flying out cause that exactly how they came

1) ooohhhhh awesome!!!! Finally a new phone

2) Lets get everything on there stat

3) Yay I have swiftkey purchased from before

4) I love the way this feels in the hand just so incredibly solid

5) Must check out the camera… and coming from the BB whoaaaaaaa this is awesome

6) Opens gallery and sees moving pictures

7) Okay that is a lot of accounts I have set up… my data plan is going to fly by like a jet plane

8) Shit my contacts are so messed up this is going to kill me to fix

9) Oooooh look at how awesome the speakers sound and the cool pseudo music video it makes

10) Loving the phone so far

11) why do 4 different things want to do stuff to my photos when I take them? the perils of beinga try-every-internet-service-which-is-out-there person I guess

12) Okay awesome that it has Evernote built right in… but funny then that no widget for it exists.

13) sleepy time now….

14) In the middle of the night…. PING!!!! OMFG this thing is loud… put it on silent mode…

15) Loudness much appreciated in the morning as an alarm

16) FM Radio sweet….

17) Gracenote is a bit broken I wish they make it super awesome.. whats the point of having soundhound built in if it cant fix the metadata?? :-\

18) Okay… this thing get a little hot…

19) Bummed there is no FIFA 13 on this thing yet…

20) Okay loving the way im able to jump between stuff

21) Lets just spend 15 mins staring at the loviliness of the screen

22) On my way to work time… okay its a little bit big for me but still loving the way it just sits in the hand

More still to come


10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Yoga

How I wish I could take out the time for Yoga, but it just doesn’t happen 😦

Thought Catalog

I got into yoga because I wanted to have sex with handsome men who would love me and live forever.

That was the boring part of yoga. The rest I learned later. And it all blew my mind.

Here are 9 things that blew my mind about yoga “lately.” Meaning that every day, I find something new. What blew your mind? Do tell me in the comments.

1- Flexibility is of the mind not the body

The first time I heard my teacher say: “Body is not stiff, mind is,” I was speechless. Why? Because if I had a penny for every person that tells me they won’t do yoga because they are not flexible, I’d probably have like 256 dollars by now.

When it dawns on you that it’s the mind that starts the fear cycle, and how powerful the breath is in aiding flexibility, you find that with the right teacher, you…

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Lets Go

Let’s go dancing under the moonlight cause when the stars come out I want to be holding you in my arms, swaying to the beat of our hearts and the music as one, listening to the strains of cosmic music while looking ahead, beyond the horizon, the goggles of experience firmly in place…. Let’s go jumping of the highest bridge while the sun rises up, feel the beats of our heart against the chest in time with the howl of the wind whooshing past, let’s look to let ourselves go while knowing that its our past which is the bungee cord to keep us safe…. Let’s go swimming in the deepest oceans, feel the beats of our heart become one with the murmurs of the fishes, let’s look to immerse our selves completely with our friends and family the oxygen to keep us safe…. Let’s go…..


Review : Chor Bizzarre, Lavasa

Came out from Chor Bizarre very pleasantly surprised with the whole experience.

Its got a very nice and Quaint atmosphere about the whole place, and seems surprisingly small yet cozy when you enter into it.

On weekends seems to be a favorite with the tourists and one might have to wait a bit for a table.

To start off we ordered the Aptly named Vegetarian Sampler and Paneer Achari Tikka Kebabs.
The vegetarian sampler gives mini portions of everything on offer and is a superb way to start the meal. The tikka was spicy in a good way and the paneer was soft and yummy.
A starter of note in the Vegetarian sampler was the Mushroom Kebabs which I felt like ordering another plate of to polish off all alone.

Main course started with a Malai Kofta which should be a treat for those who love their gravies on the sweeter side. My preference however was for the Paneer Kadai and Veg Jalfrezie which tasted yummy. The Black Dal on offer was above par and certainly beat my expectations for this kind of joint.

In the Roti and naan section is where this place really shown with an amazing unique offering called the Malabar paratha which is like a super soft Laccha paratha but oh so much better.
The garlic Naan was good without being over powering and Rotis were served piping hot but soft too. Kudos must be given for not having eggs in any of their breads and still keeping them so soft, should have asked them what Voodoo they used to get that to happen.

All in all a very satisfying meal with the burrp I gave off at the end a good indicator of that 😀