I have been hearing about the book ‘The Alchemist’ from a lot of my friends and some blog posts. Since my curiosity couldn’t wait anymore to know whats is inside it, I ordered a copy from Amazon for ₹201. Thanks to Amazon Prime trial, I got the book delivered in 2 days. Wow! It smells great! Most books do, by the way.Continue reading

What is Apache Ant

Apache Ant is a build automation tool. It helps you to automate all the repetitive tasks like compiling, creating jar files, running JUnit test cases, creating java docs and a lot more, which would be a hectic process if done manually. Although Apache Ant can be used to automate any process, it is commonly used for building Java applications.
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Some trips are just like that. We’ll just go. No plans. No booking tickets. I know most of you might agree that such trips ends up being the best trips in our lives. This was such a trip.  The only plan we had was that we’ll go somewhere tonight. After our work, we packed our bags and gathered at Potheri busstand. Since majority of hands were raised for Kodaikanal, the decision wasn’t hard to make.

It was almost 9 in the morning when we reached Dindugal. I was already starting to feel hungry. But since none of others were hungry and the number of buses were very less, I was forced to follow others. We boarded a bus to Batlagundu, and then to kodaikanal. As the bus started climbing the hair pin bends, the hot air was slowly getting replaced with the cold, accompanied with light rain.Continue reading

When we had to drop our Meeshapulimala trekking plan, I was very upset. But as the saying goes,

Sometimes your plans don’t work out because god has better ones

Nagalapuram was unknown to me until Pranay put out the suggestion. Wasting a weekend sleeping will always trigger the ‘end of weekend regrets’! So, all I wanted to do was to go somewhere. Continue reading

The Bourne series have always been my favourite movie series. I’ve lost count on how much times I’ve seen those movies over and over again. Apart from heroism and action in the movie, It feels so much realistic and I’m in love with the situational awareness of Jason Bourne. That is why I decided to read the book ‘The Bourne Identity’ which the movie was based on. Initially I started with an ebook and when the excitement started flowing, I ordered a used book from buyusedbooks.in.Continue reading

Helen Keller is one of the truly inspiring woman the world has ever seen. While writing this post, I closed my eyes and ears for a moment and kept my mouth shut, and wondered how could one even live like this! Blind, Deaf and Dump! Helen Keller didn’t just live in her room, but she inspired the whole world. And that might not be an easy thing to do.

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