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
using Nokia Lumia 620 for over a month now and certainly it is making me
stand out in the crowd among Androids and iOS and BB Oss. The phone is stylish,
refreshing, fluid and fast. It neither
too big nor too small and fits neatly into one’s palm and is quite handy. It comes in five colors and I brought a White
One. Here is a sneak peek into the world
Interface and Usability The UI is
very much fluid like the Apple’s iPhone, but is quite refreshing than the stale
and now boring interface of the iOS.
This Windows Phone, running Windows 8 for Smart Phones is quite fast and
you won’t find any of the lag that you encounter in Androids. Androids are resource hungry and the apps
therein demand a lot of RAM, but this Windows 8 runs on this 512 MB pretty
smoothly, even with all those apps like Skype, Microsoft Office for Phone etc installed. One of the main criticisms I heard about
the Windows Phone was that the windows app store is not evolved enough and o…
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…