In The Spotlight
My parents were Govt. school teachers in Tamilnadu, so like most of the TN Government employees they were also supporters of DMK. Similarly the group we moved around was also their colleagues, so when I grew up I was made to believe that ADMK, the staunch rival of DMK is a "low level" party mainly supported by uneducated / people from lower strata. Most of the political conversations will end up in the personal attacks of MGR and later J. Jayalalitha. When a woman fights her way through the male bastion of politics, there are also assassination of character. So all put together I was looking down Jayalalitha for a long throughout my school days.
This is probably one of my favourite techincal post of all times because this post addresses a requirement whose solution which I had been searching for years. Before I proceed further I would like to tell about OCR to the readers who are not aware of it. We all are familiar with scanning the documents and saving them as PDF / JPG. But we can't edit the document in any word processing software like MS Word or Wordpad. So to edit a scanned document, it has to be converted into "editable" document. Here is where the OCR comes in.
I am a sucker for slice of life movies... especially the movies that are drawn from daily lives and a slow pace appeal me a lot. I believe I am one of the very few souls who enjoyed Karu. Palaniappan's "Pirivom Santhippom", which many people said that they watched the movie on 16X speed. Coming to 'Dear Zindagi', I feel that it is a beautiful movie from Indian cinema in recent times.... feel good, visually appealing yet offering something that you can take home.
It had been exactly a month and three days since that nightmare happened. It was a Friday and supposedly a leisure day as my client side business counterpart, my manager were in leave and I didn't have anything in my work basket. The weather in Sydney where I was on a project was so good, that I left for a casual walk. During the walk, may be to kill time, I called my mother and she said that she hadn't slept the previous night because of her stomach pain. I always keep telling my mother to have complete body checkup at regular intervals, not to take self prescribed medicines and visit a physician when she falls ill. But she never heeded to my words. Since she is a headstrong woman, I too couldn't force her on these issues. So on that day I asked her to visit another hospital without fail.