Nationalism on 71st Independence Day 2017

My greetings to all on 71st Independence Day 2017.

Nationalism

India is going through a Renaissance of a kind. A heated debate is going on on various subjects which were a kind of taboo as Main Stream Media (MSM) chose to ignore it. The result was that MSM not only lost TRP but also it’s status of fourth estate. Real debate shifted to the new fourth estate social media. News papers are now reporting what is already on facebook or twitter. Occasionally blogs also found mentioned.

For one section of society Nationalism is now hyper-nationalism for another it means a sectional agenda. Therefore it would be better to step back and reconsider.

What is right amount of nationalism?

Once a philosopher said rather wrote:

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Happy Diwali 2073

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असतो मा सद्गमय

तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय

मृत्योर् मा अमृतं गमय

शांति शांति शांति.

(Om, Lead us from Unreality (of Transitory Existence) to the Reality (of the Eternal Self), Lead us from the Darkness (of Ignorance) to the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge), Lead us from the Fear of Death to the Knowledge of Immortality. Om Peace, Peace, Peace.)

Happy New Year 2073 (Vikrami Samvat)

Blogging: not a writer’s block. 

Writing or typing to write is not easy. Every person can not write. But some not only write but enjoy doing it. Words flow from nowhere into a blog for such people. Yet sometime a blogger is unable to write or in my case publish.

Perfection block:

In past few months I have publishes less than a dozen published articles. I was not in writers block but was in a perfection block. Most of my writing start with mobile phone. Continue reading

I am neither dead nor disabled. 

I have been punching my thoughts on my iPhone and there are at least three articles ready to be posted but could not. These are the reasons:

1. iPhone for WordPress has very poor spell check. Therefore without reviewing it on laptop or desktop, posting an article may turn out to be a ludicrous effort. 

2. I have my hand in too many pies. Personal and professional. I still need to read again for possible omissions. 

3. Sometime every person/writer hits a place from where s/he has to climb back and like many times before, I will. Hopefully soon. 

4. It is not writers block. It is partially processing things and partially professional and personal commitments. 

5. When new things happen, new problems accompany which are to be dealt with. 

6. Whenever you are pressed for time professionally personal things    also press at exactly same time. 

Be here. I shall be back soon. 

All those generous people, who have bought my books or patronised any of my blogs, thank you. But please, be precise and brief when you call on phone and please understand that I can not give legal advice on phone or email, even if I want to because without complete facts, half cooked advise will hurt you. 

Happy holidays to those in India and everybody may have a content weekend. 

{e.& o. e.}

Webland.in finally responded

Webland.in review:

Unscrupulous Hosting solution providers.

Sometime back I had written a review about webland.in, a web hosting provider at this link. Now after a long time (11 months) they have noticed it and have given this response:

Dear Sandeep,

This is regarding your blog on webland.in at “sandeepbhalla.com”,

We found your write-up is inappropriate about our server, bandwidth downtime or refund.

There are a few 3rd party websites which monitor and collect data. Which shows up the server speed, uptime etc. Most of them show a very good speed and 99.6% uptime for last 3 years, which is true about webland.

As your blog shows up on the first page of Google for search terms related to webland, it really hurts the buyers and we would have lost a big portion of revenue.

We run a very small-scale business and not greedy about money. Our employees are from weaker part of the community and run this show, just for their sake.

As you know, we sell domain + hosting for just 700/- per year, the margin we make out is very low.

We were not able to find “client history” for yours in our system, if it is a refund, we can do it immediately.

Please consider us and kindly remove the blog against us.

Thank you

S. Innocent”

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