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Bas Itnaa Yaad Rahe Ek Saathi Aur Bhi Thaa...

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Kal Parvaton Pe Kahin Barsi Thi Jab Goliyaan, Ham Log The Saath Mein Aur Hausle The Javaan, Ab Tak Chattaanon Pe Hain Apne Lahoo Ke Nishaan, Saathi Mubaarak Tumhein Ye Jashn Ho Jeet Kaa, Bas Itnaa Yaad Rahe Ek Saathi Aur Bhi Thaa...

PARA Ashok Chakra Awardees...

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Captain AS Jasrotia, AC, SM (Posthumous) 
On 15th September 1995 Captainj Jasrotia, SM of 9 PARA (SF) while leading his team in Lolab Valley, J&K came under heavy rocket and small arm fire.
 In order to extricate his men, this brave officer crawled forward and inspite of being injured gravely killed one terroist with his commando knife and neutralized the other terrorist by lobbing grenades.
 His brave and gallant action gave oppurtunity for his comrades to take cover and engage the remaining terrorists effectively.
 In the ensuing firefight the brave officer succumbed to his injuries. However in retaliation the commandos eliminated all remaining terrorists.
 For his gallant action Captain Arun Jasrotia was awarded with the highest peace time gallantry award of ASHOK CHAKRA posthumously. 
 Major Sudhir Kumar Walia, AC, SM and Bar (Posthumous) On 29th August, Major Sudhir Kumar Walia with a squad of five commandos was on a "Search and Destory" mission in the dense jungle of &qu…

I am a Soldier...

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This I am dedicating to Shri Yashwant Sonawne, Additional Collector, Manmad. Martyred in line of duty on 25th Jan 2011.

I am a soilder not afraid to die, Three stars on my shoulder are better than the billon in the sky, shall i die in combat zone, box me up and send me home, put all the medals on my chest, and tell my mom i did my best, for glory lights the soilers tomb, and beauty wipes the brave, tell all the pretty girls not to cry, for soilder i was and soldier i die....

This is not the Republic we fought for, and neither are these men...

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In my memory this has been the most anguishing Republic Day. Given an opportunity I always look forward to watch the RD Parade, but I skipped that today.

Yesterday's incident in which Additional Collector of Manmad, Shri Yashwant Sonawne was burnt alive by the oil mafia men in broad daylight, is a blot on all of us and not only the Government.

I always thought there are only a few good men on this planet and all of them wear Olive Green. After 26/11, Apparently It made me believe that a few of them wear Khaki also. But no one was on my list who wore Civvies..

But yesterday, this belief of mine was shattered brutally by this inhuman incident. You dont need such drastic incidents to change someone beliefs, but it happened that way only.

Everyone will blame the Government, but aren't we responsible. If there has been other voices also to protest against what was happening at Manmad, this would not have happened. And in the manner this incident happened, it reflected that those gu…

About Schmidt...

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I had to write this, you can say kind of an eulogy. My hands were itching to type this since I read about it first on Hacker News yesterday.
Day was going fine after an exciting Con-call and an evening walk, but what I read it over on Hacker News was a boomer...I dont know but I was quite sad with the news...

And this says about the persona of the person and the power he wields even on those whom he is not connected at all...

This is about Schmidt, Eric Schmidt.

If all of it can be summed in one line, then how about leading a technology company from a revenue of USD 7 Million in 2001 to a revenue of USD 30 Billion in 2010.
Everything then pales in front of it, right. May be you dont need to write anything else also after that, because that one sentence signifies everything about that person.

"Nobody really gives a shit about search", those were the words of Schmidt when John Doerr (Board member and Investor in Google) of Kleiner Perkins asked him to go and meet the guys at G…

To my Son...2

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This is an open letter to my son , who will be born if I get married, at the right time to the right person...

Lots of "If" ,but still this is for you Son...



Join Army, if you want to ie. I wont force on you. And if you do, join 9 PARA SFWell, for that matter...Your Dad would be always your Dad...Have your holidays in Goa...Spend some time at Chapora Fort...The guys who have got "Bikinis", dont necessarily have the "Balls", so dont worry about them...Party, but only once you start earning...Football is what you shall learn, but dont kick anyone in  groinBe filthy rich and buy your Dad an inn at Old Trafford, ManchesterDreams can be chased, try it...Learn to swim, there are better chances to hook up with a girl, if you know itPapa Kehtey hain bada naam kareyga...Not necessarily...If you are happy, then I am happy...Never be a Goalkeeper in your life, you are always alone...Take care of you hair...Girls like them, and like them black...

To you, My Son...1

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This is an open letter to my son , who will be born if I get married, at the right time to the right person...

Lots of "If" ,but still this is for you Son...


Chase your dreams, even if they have just girls in them...Excel in studying whats around you and not those dumb books...Beware of Calculus, both Integral and Differential...When you want to differentiate, Life wants you to integrate;and when you want to integrate, life wants you to differentiateWhenever you fall, learn to get-up aloneWhen girls dont look at you, dont stare at them. Its their loss..Always try to do thing in life, which will make you proud and not your neighbours or Uncle and AuntsClimb a mountain in the dead of night, alone...You will get your ballsLearn to cook, surprisingly both your Girlfriend and Wife will appreciate itYour Girlfriend would not be your Wife , you can bet on it...Dont be an asshole, be kind...Talk to your Dad, he is always there for you. even if you become an asshole...

The one email you wait for everyday...

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Its been some time since I signed up for TechCrunch , and it was not love at first sight...

I was occupied with the job at that time and not devoted with the dream that I have for many years...

In the beginning, the daily email from TechCrunch was a just another feed email and mostly I read that on the Blackberry, just glancing through the important topics and marking the email with a Star, if there was something to read later on, rather something on which you can work and may be study also...

Times change and finally I had the courage to quit my job and since that day, the one email which I wait for in my entire day is the TechCrunch  news feed email. Of over about 40 such mails I get in a day, this is what I wait for...

Basically for the reason that it sums up for what is happening in the StartUp world, near or around Palo Alto and Frisco or rather whats the current happening scene  in entrepreneurship is...

Most of the time I wait for that email, to find some news about progress/de…

You like Facebook and then you love to wear the Under-wear...

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Facebook is like your under-wear, it lets you survive on a bare minimum...

If you have so many friends, with whom you want to interact with and are really bothered about whats happening in their life, may be u will keep a note of all of them and text them, email them and call them...

Whomsoever matters in our life and matters really, we do it in that manner, right?

You send 50 texts in a day to your bf/gf and call may be five times a day. You call your parents as often as you like...You call your close friends and siblings, may be twice a week and they do the same. You share and forward the jokes SMS/emails to them to be connected.

So why do you need Facebook then, rather a Facebook account...

Its because it lets you know on a bare minimum basis whats happening/ not happening in your FB Friend's life...Which is always an extended list, in fact even Mark Zuckerberg has 862 friends on his list...
Do you think he really bothers about all those number of people...No. He is what really…

This life is what you make it...

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“This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth.


 But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, somg go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them.


 Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world.


 As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And babve, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up becuase if you give up, you’ll never find your soul mate.
 You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything.


 Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? 


Baba Berunath Tantrik,save me...

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Ophiuchus(From today its the 13th sign of the Zodiac) is a large constellation and its Greek name means the 'serpent-bearer'. For layman's language the 13th sign is the sign of the Snake Charmer...Yea...

 I was born an aquarian and today they are saying that now, I am a Capricorn.

For years, some of my favourite places on earth are near water and apparently I have lived a lot of years of my life over there, in fact maximum of them. I attributed this to the fact that I was an Aquarian (I read it somewhere), as an Aquarius is the water bearer.
And suddenly, my reasoning has gone to toss and I am absolutely dumb-founded.

The worst part is that just before the start of 2011, I devoted a lot of time to search for the info about how the year is going to be for an aquarian (jobless persons have a lot of time). So I searched on Bing, YouTube (waited agonizingly for some of the prediction videos to be uploaded on the slow internet connection). If you have to get a gist of everythin…

The transition of Facebook and Twitter: Who will last longer?

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Sometime back I spent more time on Twitter than Facebook and slowly almost neglected Facebook apart from the status update, ie I would come and update my status on Facebook and move away...

Twitter  for me is a mine of information and among the few guys I also dont take it as a means of social networking but rather a source of knowledge.

There have been days together when I did not switch on the television because the news was there live in front of me in a much more sedated and calm manner than actually what happens on TV, the news was live on Twitter.

In fact now I  dont miss the newspaper if its not delivered, as all the headlines are delivered right on my BB by Twitter.

Till six months back Twitter team dint have a long term vision but definitely they started as a social networking site or a tool and now they are positioning as more of an info tool rather than a social networking tool.
And this is more appropriate positioning, as we dont login into Twitter to find about whats happ…

12000 and counting...

I yesterday reached the 12000 hits mark on my blog- http://realmccoy2k.blogspot.com

It has been 5.5 years of blogging since I started in July 2005 and this is my 658th post.

In fact I can easily claim to be one of the pioneering bloggers of India :) (Who's father, what goes...)

The numbers are important but whats more important is that this is one activity of mine which I never let go into oblivion, though a couple of years I have been pretty dormant but I never let this blog of mine die.

In fact there is some sort of relation between July and me and its kinda intriguing when most of the important things in my life started kind of in July...

This Blog started in July 2005...

One of my relationship kind of started in July...

I quit last July to work on PriceSticker...

I got offer letter of my biggest career break in July...

There could be other things also which I dont remember now, but this Blog is very close to me...

I hope to continue writing not because I am a good writer but b…

Its about the talent stupid...

My favourite company of all time like for so many of us is Reliance, no need to guess why this is so , coz there are no prizes for that.
But I never had the inclination to work for Reliance, I always thought of building a Reliance, rather than working for us... (You please heartily laugh on this statement).
So once I had the offer letter for Reliance Comm in its earlier avatar and I refused. Later on when Reliance Retail was expanding, after 2 rounds of interview and a written test, I apologised to them that I cant make it for the final round with the business head.
The first company which inspired me to join on its rolls was Goldman Sachs and thats I am talking about 1990-1992. At that time it was the darling of 5th Avenue and for the rest of the world too, which included this little boy with stars in his eyes(I still have them). How I came to know about Goldman Sachs was through ET basically, and some other financial magazines that my father used to bring home.
Thats the greatness of th…

Bring the Wine...

Bring the wine my lady
Bring the wine my love
It's the time for loving
It's the time
In a room where passions flow
Naked shadows as we go 
By a candle's steady light
You and I in dead of night


And I need you
I love you so
And I want you
You'll never know how much I love you
And I'm on you girl


Like the evening sun Sets up on a hill When the day is done,
oh baby MM: Oh baby, go gently there 
You've got a way about you, don't you?
You're gonna stay that way now, won't you?


Drink the wine my lady
Drink the wine my love,
It's the time for loving It's the time my love 
All I say if eyes could speak
If every day could be a week
If every word of love could be A breath of air, we'd live to see us Together, 
you and I till forever Until we die, we'll be together
Never saying goodbye


And I'll fill you girl Like the ocean's roar Rushes in upon an empty shore,
oh baby Oh baby, go gently there 
You've got a way about you, don't …