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Monday, August 15, 2011

Are We Truly Free?

 Every year we celebrate Independence Day, and I have come across the words " Are we truly free?" either in the print, television media or posted on the internet. It's on this day that we simply play 'desh bhakti' songs and hoist our Tri-colour and think we are free.

The all important answer is although some people are free, there are many, many others who are not. Freedom is the right to choose and if an individual of India is unable to do that due to. Poverty, social stigma and inequality, we are not truly free.

I am writing this article as that troubled  'aam aadmi' who sees the children at train stations, bus stops, traffic stop lights and selling the tricolor for a small margin that would probably feed their hunger and perhaps of their family. life as it seems is full of irony for they do not enjoy the very freedom that the nation celebrates year after year.

Many people including myself have learnt to live with the reality of things that are. Feeling bad about the inequality of freedom, and do nothing to tilt the balance on the other side.

I am not a person who judges actions of others but my own. the maximum I do is drop a few coins and feel good that I have done atleast something. That is not freedom,  if only it were that the the kids selling those flags would have a choice to continue selling flags and trinkets or going to school.

I am tired of hearing about the nobility of our country and greatness of unity in diversity from the red fort. I am also tired of the people accepting such speeches and singing praise of freedom when we as a country are not truly free.

Many people attack my statement saying we are a democracy and every thing is not perfect. I agree to such a statement but, the same people are unable to comment on a tangible degree of failure that would be unacceptable.

The truth is that until we realize what freedom means, we can never be free, whether it be freedom of expressing our thoughts openly, freedom to practice religion without fear, freedom of movement throughout the length and breadth of our country or freedom to revolt against corruption.

Unfortunately, even though I may experience freedom in certain areas, inspite of that I still am not truly free. We together need to eliminate this enemy of freedom. it is no longer British rule, but deeply rooted in pseudo Independence we celebrate every day.

Jai Hind!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Angry Birds 1.4.2


The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds’ eggs. Use the unique destructive powers of the Angry Birds to lay waste to the pigs’ fortified castles.
Angry Birds features hours of gameplay, challenging physics-based castle demolition, and lots of replay value. Each of the 120 levels requires logic, skill, and brute force to crush the enemy.

Download Location : http://www.filefactory.com/file/cad4922/n/AngryBirds_1.4.2.apk
Original Website: http://www.rovio.com/index.php?page=angry-birds

 If you like this game please support the developers and buy the game.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Rooting your Samsung Galaxy 551 Android Phone.

If you want to know why one would need to Root the phone, then please google the same. Listed below are the instructions for rooting your phone and works like a charm on my phone.

Happy Hacking :)

1. Download z4root.1.3.0.apk  from  http://www.filefront.com/17562655/z4root.1.3.0.apk/ (If this link is dead you can alo try google, if you can't  find it, leave a comment with an email address.)

2. Connect your phone to your PC via USB, turn on USB Storage and paste this file in the Downloads folder on the Removable Drive of your phone (for uber n00bs, advanced users may feel free to shove it anywhere)

3. Now after the file has been copied, Turn off USB Storage from your phone, wait for SD card to be ready and then unplug the USB Cable from the phone.

4. Press the central launcher button and scroll to OI File Manager (or any other file manager you have) and open the downloads folder.

5. Touch the z4root.1.3.0.apk file and install it.

6. The screen will stop and will go white for sometime (around 30 seconds) and then reboot

7. Once rebooted, touch the central app launcher button and scroll down to the downloaded apps and click on z4root icon.

8. If it shows the option to Re-root or Un-root, congratulations! 

9. If it doesn't, try googling and getting a fix (Post comments here and I'll update you with it ASAP)
Hope you found this article helpful in rooting your Samsung Galaxy 551.

Samsung Android Secret Codes

These are really helpful codes for any Samsung Android device. It may work on other android devices as well, but have not tested the same. Please do not change any settings on the configuration screens, because if you don't know what you are doing you could brick your phone.

*#*#4636#*#* - Phone Information
*2767*3855# - Hard Reset
*#*#7780#*#* - Factory Reset
*#*#7594#*#* - Change End Call/Power Option
*#*#197328640#*#* - Service Mode
*#*#273283*255*663282*#*#* - File Copy Screen (Backup Media Files)
*#*#526#*#* - WLAN Test
*#*#232338#*#* - Shows WiFi MAC address
*#*#1472365#*#* - GPS Test
*#*#1575#*#* - Another GPS test
*#*#232331#*#* - Bluetooth test
*#*#232337#*# - Shows Bluetooth device address
*#*#8255#*#* - GTalk Service Monitor

Codes to launch various Factory Tests:

*#*#0283#*#* - Packet Loopback
*#*#0*#*#* - LCD test
*#*#0673#*#* - Melody test
*#*#0842#*#* - Device test (Vibration test and BackLight test)
*#*#2663#*#* - Touch screen version
*#*#2664#*#* - Touch screen test
*#*#0588#*#* - Proximity sensor test
*#*#3264#*#* - RAM version

Codes to get Firmware version information:

*#*#4986*2650468#*#* - PDA, Phone, H/W, RFCallDate
*#*#1234#*#* - PDA and Phone
*#*#1111#*#* - FTA SW Version
*#*#2222#*#* - FTA HW Version
*#*#44336#*#* - PDA, Phone, CSC, Build Time, Changelist number

Amazing Android!!!!

I have bought a new phone this year on 2nd January 2011 to be exact. The phone is the Samsung Galaxy 551 (GT-I5510) with Android 2.2  Froyo. I am amazed to see what this mid priced device can do. I have used smartphones in the past and nothing comes near to Android. I am totally floored with this powerful and totally customizable Linux Platform. I will be posting information and Hacks for Android and this device on my future posts.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A little behind.

Hi Blog, Time has again flown by the last time I actually Blogged... Some people are great at blogging, and probably do not fall in that category.

I was off and on, and one of my new year resolutions was to spend time on my blog... however Poof!!! its 24 days already gone from this new year, and nothing.... yet. I will try my best though.. See ya blog.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tiger Country... Where are you????

 I have been a big fan of Junglelore, and more so of the Tiger. An animal that commands respect from the bravest of the brave. It is sad to see that these majestic creatures are endangered and on the brink of Extinction.
Please click on the link below and pledge your support. Else we will only have to read the stories of the tiger in books and will be a shame that we stood by and did nothing to save these beautiful cats.