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पंख पखेरू तू लगा, ए पंछी तु उड चला
ख्वाबों के बादल तू छूने
धरातल को कर तु अलवीदा
ऐ पंछी तु उड चला!!!

भूल चला अपनी क्षमता तू
भूल चला अपना वजूद
पकडने चला तु बादल को
पंख पखेरू तू लगा, ऐ पंछी तु उड चला!!!

आत्मविश्वास की ज्वाला में,
तु यर्थाथ का संगम छोड चला
स्वपनलोक के मोह से तु
धरातल अपना छोड चला
पंख पखेरू तू लगा, ऐ पंछी तु उड चला!!!

संध्या की कालीमा छा चुकी
देर हुई अंधेर नहीं,
लौट चला आ अपने घर
उड तू लेकिन अपने स्तर
पंख पखेरू तू लगा, ऐ पंछी तु उड चला!!!

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Hello People,

I never thought I would reveal this in public like this. Yesterday, this asteroid swooped past the earth, while it was passing, few of its piece broke and fell on earth. A very tiny such piece fell on my head while I was walking. First I thought some street kid is trying mess around with me, but when I looked down I saw a shining piece of metal which almost blinded me. I hesitated to pick it up, you wouldn’t believe, it was as light as air and as bright as full moon in the night. It was soft like cotton. I could not believe my eyes but I brought it home anyways.

I put this in the cup board at my work desk. I usually work late at night and yesterday was no different. Around mid night what I see was unbelievable to my eyes. That piece was lifted a bit from its bottom and was hanging in air. It was slowly rotating on its axis. It was mid night so I didn’t deny the possibility of me dreaming. I took it out from the jar and took a closer deep look. The stone wasn’t solid. Yup, when I took a closer look it was like condensed fumes. I was bit scared but excited at the same time. I put that back in the jar and started working.

In the morning I had hell lots of pending work to finish, many meetings to attend and an urgent client assignment to deliver; so my mind had no space to think about any extra terrestrial object which almost broke my head ( Surprisingly, it didn’t hurt when it hit me. ) In the evening when I sit on my regular chair in the regular room, I realized I had no regular day today. My mind was working excellently. My meeting went well, assignment got delivered, pending tasks got finished and above all I called many of my old friends to see how they were doing. All this in a single day, was like a dream for me.

And then I looked at that jar and the rotating stone inside it. It had changed in color. It had got some reddish tinch on the surface. So what all happened to me, how do I explain it ?  Was it because of this stone ? Surprising enough, but there is no alternative explanation for the same. Is it like the movie “Limitless” ? Or did I get some super powers ? Naah, you got to be bitten by some radioactive spider to get super powers. It can not happen just like that.

I didn’t get any super natural psychic power which could let me read minds or teleport myself to where I want. Neither I got any extraordinary vision. Only thing is, every thing became crystal clear in my mind. All information and knowledge that I have gained in my entire life is easily accessible.

I guess, there must have been several such pieces which fell on earth yesterday. Did any of you guys found it ? How is that working for you.

I’ll keep posting how it is working for. Meanwhile, I am thinking of giving it a name ? Any ideas ?

ख्वाबों के कभी पंख ना थे 
वो तो नर्म हवा का झोंका था...

विचारों की श्रंखला से निकले,
वो तो कुछ विचार थे,
सत्य का रूप मान बैठा तु उन्हें बटुक
वो कुछ और नहीं
एक नर्म हवा ​का झोंका था..

उडान भरने तु चला
कल्पना के विमान पर
तु नियंत्रक नहीं, नियंत्रित था
वो तो आत्मविश्वाष के ऐनक का
एक सहज ही धोखा था...

विचार निरंतर आते हैं, विचार निरंतर आयेंगे
बिंब से अपने परिचित रह
प्रतिबिंब के लावण्य पर मोहित ना हो
इंद्रजाल था ये तेरे चि​त का
जिसको तूने ना रोका था

I am sure you heard about recent collaboration of UTV with IZEA to bring sponsoeredtweets to India. ( In case you didn’t Click here ) UTV will be mainly involved in bringing celebrities in their tweeter panel. I believe it will be first of its kind of platform to be focusing on Indian market. There has been evolvement of many such services in recent years. If you have decent number of followers, you can definitely approach these services and make few bucks out of it. They give you pretty impressive CPC.

I am wondering why no one has bothered to implement same model for Facebook walls ? Microblogging is becoming seamingly popular over facebook as well. Their are people who have thousands of subscriber to their feeds. These people run their microblogging through their persona account and pages.

Technically, where these twitter based services asks your twitter username and password which is not safe any many user might be skeptical to share, similar Facebook based services can be run merely on access token which user can unauthorize at any time. Leveraging profile information of friends can always provide better proposition to advertisers.  A little bit of intelligence can give you profile of user who has actually clicked the advertisement. Better analytics and better targetting – isn’t that all is needed for a marketeer to live a happy life ?

At the publisher end, where ad adly or sponsored tweets purely operates on celebrity model, the facebook platform can leverage the same in addition to small publishers with small number of followers ( ~ 2K-3K ). There are thousands of such pages on Facebook which were created by microblogging enthusiasts who still have no clue about their monetization.

I see a great market opportunity here and probably the one who start first will receive an early mover advantage. Its an investor friendly idea with a potential to become a successful company in future.

Bada Aadmi is a popular slang in India for successful person. Every parents want their children to be a “Bada Aadmi”. When children get good grades in school or win some trophy, neighbours and family members start speculating “Ye bada aadmi banega” ( He is going to be a really successful ). In India, for us success if not a luxury, it is often mandatory. Its the way of life. Its what we live for.

When asked in school “What do you want be in your life ?” The common answer is “Astraunat, Prime Minister etc etc” They hardly say “Painter or Artist” We have a peculiar image of what we call “Bada Aadmi”, based on many socio-economic parameters.

Very few of them actually get good grades and get into good academic institute because that only can enlighten your path to become a “Bada Aadmi”. However, this preaching since early childhood leaves us in a great dillema in our mid 20’s. That’s the time when we had taken a step into adulthood by becoming a “Aadmi” and stilll struggling in our life to add that adjective “Bada”. The belief of becoming a “Bada Aadmi” has deeepened in our thoughts that often lead to daydreaming. Although no body has done survey on the same, but I am sure the largest number of victims of bipolar disorder can be found in India.

Many of these people do not accept this very fact in public, but deep down they believe that they are going to do something big in their life.

I am not sure if Newton, JK Rowling, Barack Obama or Steve Jobs ever thought like this in their mid 20’s, but I guess they always had this intution. Living with this thought is sometime amazing, it gives you a great propulsion. However, when things doesn’t turn around according to your dream, it leaves us deep negative impact hampering self-confidence, self-reliance as well.

So what’s the agenda here,

Well, I am trying to figure our a recipe for success. Sounds crazy? Huh ?

All my life I heard they saying “There is no shortcut for success”. “Hard work, dedication, passion etc are the keys to success” Well, First of all, I am not trying to find any shourtcut for success. I am trying to figure out if there is any methodology for success. If any such methodology exists, is there any way to predict that based on the set of controllable parameters. So here is my hypothesis.

Suppose, if we get “all possible data” in the world. Data of all events in the history of the world, complete log of human behaviour, complete understanding of human mind, a complete understanding of every tiny thing in the world. And now, we have a super-duper computer to analyze that data. We identify all points which we define as success. All preceding events, human psychology, human behaviour, everything. We identify those patters, and based on the analysis of these patterns, we are able to generate a formula of success. The only logical question asked should be, if it is actually theoritically possible to derive some generic formula for “success” based on these patterns. If answer to this particular problem is yes, than here we are, we have cracked the formula for success.

It looks life Sci-Fi movie trailer, but if you look deeply into this hypothesis it has logical consisteny.

So question is, instead of waiting for another thousand year to discover that formula is there any scientic or logical approach which can lead us to “Success Formula”.

I do not hate hardwork. I have worked for days and months when required. Neither I have less respect for passion or dedication. I admire all those people who have reached to their goals by this or probably right now on their way. Just that, I never find myself too much passionate about something. Neither I want to make myself work for many hours.

All I want is “daydreaming” 🙂