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Ministry of Art #1

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. - Pablo Picasso


Sketched with ❤ by Sonal Raj
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If you could dedicate your life to just one thing, what would it be?

There are many things in life and in the world that catches the eye, but only a few that touch the heart. That is where passion comes in.



From the toddling stages to the miseries of adulthood, my passions have shifted a lot, from governing a country, to making music, finding cures to teaching, travelling to creating art. What lies constant beneath the trivialities of these fluctuating passions is the zeal for progress. I am a sucker for Technology. If I had to dedicate my life to just one thing, it would be to ideate technology. Not the technology that you think you are contributing to by working for the Tech giants, but the kind that pushes the human race forward in evolution and not commerce.

I want to ideate the next clean energy storage, the automated medico-surgical pods, the multi-disease super drugs, the Woosh ( the mach 9 quantum teleporter, way cooler than the hyper loop ) for supersonic travels. I’d be making the neural interface for mind to mind communications, the food…

A Procrastinator's Mind

Procrastination - For those wondering what it is - a genetic psychology journal describes it as the act of delaying a task until a point of discomfort, without any viable cause or reason.
We can all relate to it; it is a part of being human, having a free will. Now, whether it is a good or a bad quality is debatable. I have come across several accounts from friends, family and even strangers, with some regretting every time they procrastinate, to others who use this 'free will' gift of procrastination to be more efficient and productive. And I, too am a victim of this phenomenon - why? - I am about 4 months late in writing this post !!

It is almost the same story every single time. As the Sunday dawns away, we realize that we have blown it again. Throughout the week I feel like I do not have time to cook, eat, do the laundry, write a post, complete my book and do the usual odd errand. And I eagerly lean towards the weekend - stacking up - to finally get some work done in the two…

The Greater Fool

In times when the economy makes headlines more than superstars, I was quite enthralled when I came across this term - "The Greater Fool" - while being indulged in the awesomeness of Will McAvoy's journalistic genius and Sloan Sabboth's geekiness on the The Newsroom. Honestly, nothing inspires me more than a recap of the few but surprisingly amazing episodes of this sitcom by Aaron Sorkin. It is not like any other drama or thriller - what it is, is a story about journalistic ethics, out-of-the-box thinking, the importance of experience, and the plights of genius - how we can make the world a better and civilized place if everyone of us acted like knights.

Journey form Tumblr to Blogger.

Well, its simple - Tumblr is awesome but it is not the tool the world needs right now, although it totally deserves it. Somehow, at the end of this not-so-amazing weekend, I thought of trying out some of the best Desktop Clients for blogging. This change was inspired by the fact that I was getting lazier . . it was a pain to open the tumblr page and write a post in their oh-so-tiny space . . it was getting slack and the fun went missing.

Then I stumbled upon Windows Live Writer and some other tools which you can write blogs in offline mode but they all failed me in one department - None of them had support for tumblr. In a time when wordpress is the king, it seems the competition is not getting the respect it deserves.

So, here I am . . starting over at Blogger ( somehow these tools like it as a second alternatine . . huh ). Let's see how the journey from here unfolds.