Why do I call a book, a good book?
Because it is about 300 odd pages and large enough to keep you engrossed
for a week? Do I call it a good read because it makes you turn the pages and
never let you put it down? Well, I think, the good thing about a book should be
that it deals with various emotions…all imaginable, of battles fought within,
and things that the author manages to leave you feeling, like, you know the
characters inside-out and understand them.
Yes, for me, a good book should let you place yourself in the
character’s shoes. Kalpana Mishra’s first attempt at fiction, “Love Forever@Rajpath” is
one such book, where you feel empathetic towards the characters all along. The
characters are you, me and everyone.
They speak our language, they think just like us, and they are fallible
too… The story is about two people, Shalini a Sindhi Girl and Kartik, her
collegue with Bihari Roots and the love that blossoms between them. The book is about their relationships, their
Cortana, my new personal Assistant.
Cortana is simply an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered software which
takes its name from Cortana, an AI character from Microsoft’s Halo Series of
Games. The Software, a voice enabled
personal digital assistant, integrated with the Bing Search in the Microsoft
Windows Phone 8.1 series, learns and adapts by tracking your phone and its
is much more than a voice search that Bing provides and she is programmed like
a real-life personal assistant. Cortana
is Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s Siri and Google’s Google Now. She is voice-powered by Jen Taylor, the same
voice actress that powered Cortana in the various Halo Games.
Siri and Google, Cortana can take notes, dictate message can set alarms and
throws up reminders and alerts and can do web searches and manipulate system
settings as you dictate her. But what really
sets Cortana apart is its endless ability to strike up casual conversations
with users, which can at t…
I have never been a great fan of the Star Wars Fanchisee. However, I must admit that I have seen all the six episodes either on DVD or on Theatres, sometimes accompanying my friends, or at other times, watching these movies when I had nothing better to do. I must also admit that the First three Star Wars trilogies (surprisingly, they are numbered as Episode 4, 5, 6), as the following editions were prequels. If I think I am confusing anyone here, then here is the chronological list of full six episodes of Star Wars which were released prior to this 2015 edition. (a) Star Wars (b) Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back (c) Star Wars – The Return of the Jedi (d) Star Wars – The Phantom Menace (Episode I) (e) Star Wars – Attack of the Clones (Episode II) (f) Star Wars – The Revenge of the Sith (Episode III). Anyways, I must admit that the initial three versions of the movie were a real fun, with George Lucas directing them and which featu…