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Are we friends now?

Friendship is a relative word. Every acquaintance is not a friend but all friends are acquaintances. Though there may be invisible friends as well, but who indeed is a friend?

Who is a friend?

Definition of ‘friend’ is very dynamic. It changes from situation to situation, age to age and even place to place. But one thing is common. A person whom I can treat as friend must not have an interest hostile to me. Hostility does not necessarily relate to physical violence but also includes financial adverse interest. Continue reading

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Wait is eternal.

Wait became my last name when she promised to come;

Wait became my middle name, when she failed to come,

Wait become my first name, when she remembered none,

In years wait is known to everyone, Me known to none.


U.P. election 2017: The gamble that it was.

Analyzing election results.

Uttar Pradesh or U.P. in short, which literally means ‘Northern Province’, has finally got a new BJP Government with Yogi Adityanath as its Chief Minister. BJP won and all the rest lost including media which had  predicted BJP a distant third. But the results raise a few unanswered questions.

Unanswered questions:

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How to self publish on Amazon Kindle?

A self help guide for aspiring authors to self publish.

Why self publish?

Publication means two things: 1. Communication/delivery of content; 2. Marketing. Most authors presume that the publisher would do the both. No. He will at best do the first and would expect you to market your product.

However the publication contract would have a subtle clause that if publisher chooses he can publish/adapt/rewrite the content to make it suitable for any medium e.g movie or ebook without payment of any additional royalty.

Publisher don’t want your work; they want some famous personality to write for them. Somebody who would not require marketing. Worst is when a publisher asks money from author to meet the expences and yet does nothing to help in marketing. In a previous post about notionpress, I had mentioned that they offer to publish themselves and promised to market on amazon. But in my experience, my book is available from notionpress website and still not available on amazon.

Another problem with authors is lack of transparency in accounts. Smaller publishers are outright dishonest.

Why prefer Amazon Kindle:

Don’t prefer. Try others and let me know. But problem is others don’t want individuals. They prefer dealing with publishers. Try Kobo or Google books. But I prefer Amazon. Surprisingly its kindle has made huge penetration in India as well and it is rising. Continue reading


U.P. election 2017: BJP won but who lost.

Election results in 4 out of 5 states which would comprise about 1/3rd of India brought out one winner: The ruling party in the Federal Govt. i.e. BJP and unequivocally declared Prime Minister as the foremost Pan India Leader. Nothing could be more sweet for BJP on Holi.

Happy Holi 2017 to all.

Saffron is the colour of the flag of BJP. It is rightly calling this Holi as Kesaria (i.e. saffronic) Holi. It has earned it.

But who lost?

Is merely the ruling combine in these states, the only loser?

In my humble opinion, the biggest loser is the credibility of the media (a.k.a. Journalism). The media was no where near the ground at all. It was so busy projecting the strength of party which hired it that it completely forgot that it has any duty to report the truth. The subtleness of bias was completely missing. It was open display of solidarity with chosen party. Unfortunately for the media people saw it and cared the least. The credibility of media was already lost perhaps. Continue reading