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What Easter means to me! 


The Shepherd!
KJV ….. lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matt.28:20)
That’s the shepherd’s promise being remembered every Easter. Jesus, was born a man, lived in the flesh & blood untainted by human failings or weaknesses; was brought before the temporal rulers both the spiritual and territorial. Condemned by the territorial rulers at the instigation of the then spiritual leaders. Was crucified, died and buried; on the third day He brought Himself back to life, as He was granted the power to lay down His life and take back through his submission to the human situation , yet overcame without succumbing to it. The above is my NON-NEGOTIABLE BELIEF! 

Easter is the commemorative day for Jesus’ resurrection. 

Each has his take on Christ. But what matters is one’s own belief and the strength thereof, when the Blind Bartimeus was attempted to be silenced by the disciples of Christ, he shouted out all the more to get the attention of Christ. It was that Belief coupled with relentless and redoubled Action, which saves man, when such a belief is followed up with relentless action, mankind is collectively saved. 
There would be shepherd dogs which is also eating out of the munificence of the Shepherd, which would attempt to silence the voice of cry towards the Shepherd, but like the unmindful Bartimaeus, keep calling out. The day would come when the Shepherd would hear your cry. 

That’s why Jesus lives even today within ourselves. Don’t let the Shepherd dogs to frighten you with their moral yardstick or their understanding of your ‘need’ etc. Etc. 

Jesus doesn’t need the sale proceeds of Ananias and Sapphira, but the Shepherd dogs NEED that. Jesus wants a sincere open heart and a cry like no other. 

Go ahead and grab your Salvation, not only in terms of the Spiritual but also the Temporal. He had submitted to both and OVERCOME both. 

Go for it & get it!

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iPhone space fraud!


img_1990 That’s the screenshot of the iPhone I use. What one can see is that the used storage is 11.6 of the 16GB IPhone, whereas when I total the used up space, it hardly adds up to 6 GB. Consequently to my simple mind the question is: when I have used up only 6 GB of storage space where did the other 5.odd GB go? That is after ignoring another question: When I was sold a 16 GB iPhone, where did the 10 GB go? Understandable, as I need to pay for the storage of the iPhone ‘s operating system, but iPhone takes credit for the storage space afforded at my cost!

So I turn to my son , whom I presumed would answer my logical question sincerely, and if stuck for an answer would do a little research on it and find a cost effective solution. Alas! That was not to be, instead he said: That’s why I said you should’ve bought a 32GB iPhone, you saved then and now is the payback time! Enjoy!- so saying he left.

Kids have no time for these issues, they are a new breed which thinks a plastic card or a password contains money, but I belong to a generation when a currency note with a Gandhi on it, was of a higher value than the ones with a tractor or a deer!

I was anxious with thoughts that anytime next when I take a selfie an unhelpful notification THERE IS NO STORAGE SPACE, would crop up on the screen.

So when a friend needed something to be resolved relating to his iPhone, I joined him and visited an iPhone service center (Americanized for better recognition of the brand headquarters).

What I went through in the service center of iPhone was an epiphany. The service guy , who had been given an exalted designation of ‘engineer’ says, Sir you are right, it shouldn’t be like this, the used up space should add up to at least 10 GB, so you can leave it for repair.

I said: REPAIR?

I just need your help for clearing up the muck so that the space is freed up for storage. You make a million changes to my iPhone ‘s software without my knowledge, when it suits Apple, why can’t you get my space freed up?

He says: Sir, you may have to leave it at the service center for 2 days and we’ll get it DONE!

I thought to myself GET IT DONE! MY ARSE! And 2 days to boot.

The biggest challenge we face today is that the marketeers of any product know the herd mentality of people and apply it to individuals, without exceptions. This belief which has mushroomed is primarily because of the data collected, collated and algorithmised by some data analytics guy and presented as a fait accompli.

When the newspaper reported (probably widely marketed by those marketeers) that iPhone refused to part with the encryption codes except on an authority of law, the whole world was numbed into a belief that since the security is tight, we should pay for that technology which is used by the iPhone guys. But when iPhone wants to make that a recurring expenditure by false alarm of NO MORE STORAGE SPACE, it is superlative fraud.
I forgot to tell that almost at the same time when the first notification popped up of insufficient space, another ostensibly helpful notification followed , which said that I could go to settings and manage storage.

After this discovery of stolen space, another helpful notification pops up and says I could subscribe to SPACE IN ICLOUD! Of course at a monthly fee- that’s why I called it recurring expense. So to appease the iPhone racketeers I subscribed to the monthly fee, but I wanted my 5 GB on my phone- that’s it!

Nothing changed, my 5GB appears to have been stolen and if I want to get it back, I need to leave my iPhone with a moron for two days who after going through all my contents with avid curiosity, may end up returning with an explanation which could mean something to a person who has a doctorate in science.

Naive that I am, I’ve decided to stake it out and find a guy who would attempt to ‘repair’ my iPhone in my presence, like those old time watch repairers, who to enhance their credibility of not stealing parts of expensive watches would do the work right in front of the owner of the watch!

Time will tell, if I succeeded or succumbed to the iPhone marketeers. Now it is a question of my persistence versus the fraud of iPhone storage bs!

Karnataka High Court on Motor Vehicle Tax:


Super! That’s the word to describe the decision of the Justice who had held that the Amendment by way of explanation to the KA Motor Vehicles Act, imposing Life Time Tax on other state vehicles plying in KA beyond 30 days, as ultra vires the constitution of India. 

That is Nation building.

The KA MVA had made a provision in derogation of the central MVA, which allows 1 year of plying in a state other than the one in which the vehicle had been registered. The Justice has struck down the KA Amendment on the grounds that in view of Article 254(1) of the Constitution of India, the Central Act would prevail. 

Super! Super!

This is Justice!

The harassment meted out by the KA brigade under the KA amendment is ineffable. Once when I had brought another state registered car, as a temporary replacement to my car on service, a Jt. Commissioner of Transport of KA, had the gall to threaten my driver stating that the car would be seized even though papers showed entry into KA just two days prior to his THREAT.

I told him that he may go ahead and seize. At that time, the car was in a private parking. What gall!

The fellow tried calling his RTO, who when he refused to come, requested me to meet him in his office. Upon my response that since my car was stopped in the parking lot, I shall remain there, he felt withered and expected me to follow him.

After half an hour the fellow comes back and hands over the keys to the car and says ” Sir, you may go!”

If that were to be the plight for a law knowing person like me, where would it leave the young boys and girls who had come from various states on employment based on merit to enjoy the IT boom of Bangalore?

I am an Indian and proud that such parochial minded fellows are not encouraged to harass vehicle owners in the name of collecting taxes!

Thanks Justice. 💐💐

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