Products of Contemplation

A Roller Coaster Ride

by Sahadev Komaragiri

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Last 15 months of my life has been a thrilling roller coaster ride. Life taught me more lessons in the last 15 months than those from all my earlier years combined. Once in a while our convictions are put to severe test. Once in a while our utter helplessness stares at us in full glare. Once in a while our abilities and all our intellect fail us in understanding the context that surrounds us. Once in a while our body gives in to the vagaries of nature and we just stay hugged to our beds in silent whispers of prayers. One must be grateful to God if these once in a while things come to us one at a time. Being grateful to God when all these things strike at the same time is difficult. I have gone through all these things in one go. I am now slowly limping back to my routine while still licking my wounds and dragging myself to stand on my feet.

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Am I smarter than my smart phone?

by Sahadev Komaragiri

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My first smart phone was a blackberry. That was back in 2008. I felt like I was the most tech savvy guy around the town. Its notification sound was musical to my ears. Slowly it became annoying, especially when it made that sound in the middle of the night and that dumb flickering blue light would not go away until I checked that damn email. I lived with such annoyances. I told myself that there is a cost to be paid for remaining tech savvy. Slowly my phone became the most important appendage of my body. It was always on and I never let down any notification without being attended to on a priority basis. Continue Reading…

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It has been over four years…

by Sahadev Komaragiri

Four-YearsTrue to my convictions I have been able to sustain myself with a life away from the cubicle nation for over four years now. I have been able to sustain myself with a minimal and yet contended life. I have not received a penny from anyone for any service of any kind and yet life is going on. I can now say that I am able to successfully set aside my earlier belief that I cannot survive without a paycheck.

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