Annapurna Circuit Trek: Fairy Tale of Love with Nature

“Annapurna Circuit Trek: Fairy Tale of Love with Nature” is a compilation of unforgettable memories of my unconsummated love affair with nature. You can call it a travelogue, but it’s more than that. A traveller visits a place and returns, but I have not yet returned. Though my body has pulled my mind towards Delhi, but the memories well crystallized inside the mind are making it wander even now. I…

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MODEL ICS INTERVIEW

Board Member 1: Please introduce yourself Interviewee: I am ABC. I am resident of Delhi and have done graduation from IIT-D. I have interests in new tech development (developed a voting system for hostel committee members for day-to-day decision making using blockchain technology), swimming (national champion), and primary education (advisor to dozen of  primary schools in Delhi). Board Member 1: Please tell us something more about the voting app you…


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WEB 3, IoT, and Metaverse

It is beneficial to briefly define Web 3, Internet of Things (IoT),  and Metaverse, along with Artificial Intelligence (AI), before expressing my opinion on the topics included in the above caption. Web 3: Web 3 simply speaking means decentralized internet with or without centralized internet service providers (ISPs) — mostly it should be decentralized ISPs like Helium Network. Such decentralized internet may or may not bring decision making power to…


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The Future of Cryptos

The last week of cryptos has brought about a fundamental change in the perspective: nobody is talking of crypto market bullishness. Some very good DeFi (Decentralized Finance) coins have been butchered so much that now they are hugely undervalued. You can buy them at December 2020 prices. In my another blog, On Cryptos, I have identified DeFi as the biggest potential of cryptos. In the same blog and another blog,…


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Future of bitcoin

It would be foolhardy to claim that bitcoin has a bright future without any resistance. There is no doubt that bitcoin is an excellent idea for disruption, but that per se is no guarantee of success. Even a tech entrepreneur who gets full support from the nationalist governments can’t get success without strategy and efforts. bitcoin is rather trying to disrupt nations. The basic idea of blockchain/distributed ledgers is no…


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On Cryptos

The first name that comes to mind when you think of cryptos is bitcoin, but the cryptos don’t start and end with bitcoin. The core idea of cryptos is distributed ledger, a database transcending proprietary servers. A database is a very boring but essential element of any computer system. The difference here is that the computer systems running on distributed ledgers extend beyond borders in a way that they can…


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BITCOIN, NOT DIGITAL GOLD

It is now banal to call bitcoin the digital gold; however, the truth is far from it. bitcoin is the token used in Bitcoin, the blockchain, to pay transaction fees, and also it is mined by miners everytime they add a new block to the blockchain. Mining of bitcoin is not a necessity to run the blockchain. It is rather a reward for the miners for acting honest. At the…


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My Covid Journey

I tested positive for Covid on 18.04.21. The symptoms started on 14.04.21 evening. I had fever, constipation & diarrhea, upper respiratory tract symptoms, and extreme body ache for five days. Then body ache subsided, but fever continued for two more days. Constipation & diarrhea, and upper respiratory tract symptoms continued. On the seventh day, the fever subsided, I felt pretty normal and thought it’s all over. However, on the night…