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Tilak Rishi, born in India, has been working as a career corporate executive, after doing his MBA. Passionately pursuing his hobby for writing, he also remained a regular contributor to newspapers in India and the U.S. Many true happenings and characters he came across in life, including interaction with former president Bill Clinton, inspired Paradise Lost and Found, his first novel. A family saga, it starts from Kashmir, when this paradise on earth is lost for the tourists who thronged in thousands every year to enjoy its scenic splendor. Terrorists have turned it into one of the most dangerous places in the world. The family is not only a witness to the loss of this paradise, but also to another tragedy of much bigger magnitude. In the aftermath of the partition of India, along with millions uprooted from their homes in Pakistan, the family leaves behind all that it has in Lahore. Starting from a scratch on the difficult path to progress, it still has many joyful moments when along the way it makes a difference in many a life. The survival-to-success story climaxes in California where the family finds the paradise that was lost in Kashmir.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Tech-centric Implosions In Big B Blog

Dear Amitji,

“OKaaayy .. there seems to be a problem with the pictures .. none of them are opening on the Blog .. they have been seen on the file .. BUT when sorted to be here for you, they have shied away .. just blank boxes .. and nothing more ..” (DAY - 3082)

Sir, implosions like this happen every day in tech-centric world. Sometimes it’s because the network can’t handle the increased traffic, or we can’t login due to a glitch, or the website server goes upside down–nothing we can do about that. Really, the reason doesn’t matter. All that matters is an effort to use technology to add rigor and excitement to your Blog fails, leaving you more technophobic than ever. Sir,  has this happened to you? You spend hours writing a blog, incorporating rich, adventurous tools available on the internet. You test it several times, before pressing the publish button, just to be sure. It’s a fun post with lots of activities and meandering paths Ef and the fans undoubtedly will adore. You press the button and the post is gone - disappears without a trace before showing up on the Blog. You think, no problem, you can click again and it would be there. But where to click, not a word from your work can be found on your computer. No, you  never had such an annoying experience ever  writing through your DAY 3082 post? You are, indeed, very fortunate to own the finest equipment on earth and we too, for not having to miss a single DAY of delight reading your ever so interesting and educative post, DAY after DAY. But Sir, yours must be an exceptional case of the computer never failing you, for the rest of us  on the wide world website, tech problems are  common, varied, frustrating, show-stopping, and nauseating. They are wide-ranging, everything from our dearest device not having required software to the systems not hooking up to the  network or wifi. We  look to our near and dear ones for solutions, to only selective someone, like my son who is a software engineer in Silicon Valley, who is rarely away from his computer, whose conversation includes domain-specific words like gig, server, and modem rather than the score of the weekend football games.  Because to most of us, ‘tech problem’ equates to the mind-numbing, bone-chilling feeling of ‘I have no idea what to do’. But then, as a culture, we eulogize those who go bravely through gates of fire, can think under pressure, are never beaten down.

Sir, in spite of all the inspiring thoughts coming to our mind, you cannot imagine how frustrated we felt when for a few DAYS we could not reach your Blog because we could not log into it even after repeated attempts. Then some of us, more resourceful and energetic, were able to reach you on other social networks with our problem for help and were happy to convey your message  to many with whom they could connect that it was due to some technical issue and Disqus would soon solve it. What a relief when eventually it was solved. We very much hope, Disqus would do something to solve your problem about pictures - “none of them are opening on the Blog”.  We look forward to see the pictures in your next post.

Footnote: Sir, to give you an idea of what problems sometimes suddenly surface when responding to your post of the DAY, with your permission, I reproduce excerpts from the  conversation  some of us had recently on the Blog:

Tilak Rishi Renu (UK)
Renuji, I have a question for you... sometimes my post, as today's, is held up from publication with this note: Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by Amitabh Bachchan. Most of the time it is published after several hours and sometimes not published at all. Is it normal practice on the Blog? Thanks and regards.

   Shalini_Alld Tilak Rishi
It happens to me too Sir... After every two or three days it happens to my post also ... And I don't have the habit to comment two or three times .. Usually I only post one comment and it gets held up ... so on that particular day I have no entries on the blog ... Regards to you Sir .

    Tilak Rishi Shalini_Alld
Thank you so much Shalini for taking the trouble to answer my query to Renuji. Bless you.

    Kala Yadav Tilak Rishi
meri hindi me koi problem nahi aati hai hahaha shayad Disqus maharaj ko hindi nahi aati varna mujhe bhi pareshaan karte

     Tilak Rishi Kala Yadav
Yeh bhi ho sakta hai ki Disqus maharaj Hindi mein mahir hon aur aapki lekhani se bahut prabhavit. Bless you.

      Kala Yadav Tilak Rishi
                     hahahha sir ji
       Renu (UK) Tilak Rishi
Mine normally gets through....! It gets held if there was a specific word....which might not be allowed on the blog...! But you don't use such words anyway....! Which is a shame when it does not get published....as we very much look forward to your written treasures here....._()_
   Tilak Rishi Renu (UK)
Thanks ... I don't think there was any such word or words in the post... the topic was also not controversial..."Senior Citizens Day" in USA ...Disqus knows better, we cannot dispute their decision.

      Renu (UK) Tilak Rishi

       Ms.SATINDER Tilak Rishi

  Tilak Rishi Ms.SATINDER
I too seriously doubt...got disappointed many times, but no more.. after knowing I have the company of far more competent and respected persons like you. Regards

With regards and best wishes for PINK

Tilak Rishi


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