The last of the teens

Finally, it’s here – the last of the teens. Last year, the year 2000’s turned 18 and now we are looking it to turn a new chapter. Oddly enough, it’ll be the last year we can call 2000’s teenager. May be enough of pranks and turn things serious.

Delhi, as always breached all pollution levels and continue to threaten the life while our Governments both centre and state continue to ignore and play dirty politics. We’ve celebrities endorsing a no-cracker Diwali but then compensate on their weddings. Companies promoting products for sale to build a healthy lifestyle by chopping off the life giving trees (without new plantation).

People are becoming smarter and need better governance, while there are few who love to go to ballot paper and reverse the digital era. We’ve Supreme Court whose judges enjoy a healthy amount of vacation can open doors for terrorists at midnight, pass judgement on religion but no time to expedite the pending cases which span years.

Aadhaar, probably a scheme no one liked initially to a something everyone wanted (I liked it for I’d have one ID proof which is online) to basic tatters. Instead of separating the monetary angle, the ease of use was scrapped. In my honest opinion, both Government and Activists have been high headed and no one tried to solve a problem but just highlight.

A lot of people have sacrificed their life for India’s independence. Many want separate state, some a separate country. A lot of people have tried keeping it together. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel happened to be the first and the most known. We got the tallest statue in the world but I still feel if it was needed. This has indirectly started a war of claims to build more statues. Build a park with statues of all great leaders or may be make our own wax museum like Madame Tussauds.

Some great movies this year. Big names failed, new names ruling the charts & hearts. Intelligent movies are being appreciated. Character actors are gaining the limelight more than the main lead. An indication that even though it is the last teenage years of year 2000s, they don’t need to act like one. Someone said, movies are an indication of the society.

The millennials will now be part of building the nation in next year General Elections 2019. I hope we all will learn from past and build the nation instead of acting like teenagers or playing dirty politics. On this note, I wish everyone a very Happy New Year – 2019.

American Express saves the day

Last 24 hours have been harrowing for me due to the unauthorised transactions that have taken place on my account. Being hit by credit card fraud does take away more than half of your share of your mind simply because credit card are basically loan accounts. If you don’t pay, the default will impact your CIBIL score and if you do – you already know. It is then up to your bank on how they support you in this regard. Continue reading “American Express saves the day”

Hit by Credit Card Fraud

I’ve been using cards (both debit & credit) for over 14 years. Doing almost a decade of online banking. I’ve heard people being hit by frauds on online banking and while using cards. I’ve been quite fortunate of not being targeted until recently.

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Choose your Batteries

We buy many shiny new devices some with in-built battery and some with external power source or user replaceable battery. How many times have you seen devices with replacement battery not performing as good as with stock batteries? It could be normal wear and tear but not getting optimal battery life, is also an issue. No, I’m not talking about Apple Batterygate. It it something closer, cheaper and source of instant relief and happiness – batteries used in our toys. Continue reading “Choose your Batteries”

Year 2000s turn 18 – New Year 2018

Lots of ups and downs happened this year as well. Unlike other times, this time, I lazed at home and waiting for Monday office tomorrow, 01st January, 2018.

As clock ticks 12:00 tonight, the year 2000s turn adult. Z(er(o)ne)A has upgraded itself to avxio. Watching movie on TV and no special shows. Let’s put all laziness behind in 2017 and be active, fit and healthy in 2018.

Wishing you all a prosperous Happy New Year – 2018.

New Blog – AVXIO

ZeroneA started with a unique concept of bringing in Zero to One (0987654321 – check your keyboard) and Z-A (the reverse alphabetical order). It suffered from one unique flaw, it was referred as Zee-roh-nee-ah instead of Zero-One-A.  Identity crisis it was. All wasn’t wrong in world of ZeroneA, considering how easy it was to refer it :).

The Reverse Way tag of ZeroneA will stay and may be used for other purposes, in future but till then ZeroneA has a new home: AVXIO. It doesn’t solve any problems but at least it’ll (hopefully) always be pronounced A-V-X-I-O. It still has an identity crisis. The I-O is actually 1 & 0. The obsession of ones and zeros continues.

AVXIO (or simply avxio), sums all things Audio, Video, Analog, Digital. Hence, the tag line – Audio, Video, Bits & Waves.