An awesome day full of surprises

Its July 18, 2014

Since I got up in the morning my good damn Nose starts like water flows out of an exploded dam. Somehow got up ready and reached office at 10:30. After having my breakfast, had two tablets. Felt badly feverish sitting under the A/C, I was unable to concentrate on work. Suddenly my friend came calling me for Lunch. I was like – What? I just now had my breakfast!!. Then I realized its already noon 1:30, can’t believe that three hours gone just like 3 seconds. I had the lunch partially and fell asleep in my room until 4:00. Feeling a bit better now. Did face-wash and had a cup of tea. Now going back to office.

There stays a surprise right on top of my workbench above my keyboard . Its waiting just for me to come. It is a Letter!! Yay yay!! from my friend Thuy Dinh who lives in SanJose California USA!! wow wowww lovely!! Its kinda long, she had written a 3 long pages. I read thoroughly, when I am reading through it I feel like she is sitting in front of me and talking to me. Yes hear her talking, I remember her voice from a Skype chat we had over a year back. I think she has been listening to music when writing this letter for me because I can see some song lyrics she have shared in it. Here is the one I liked…

I hope you find the love that’s true
So the morning light can shine on you
I hope you find what you’re looking for
So your heart is warm for ever more

~ “Shine” by Benjamin Francis Leftwich

and then she has shared about her life and a lots of blessings, thoughts, advice and love for me. I am feeling blessed to have such friends around me. Distance is nothing when friendship blooms from our heart. The fragrance of it just travels beyond the oceans. For now I just sent a thanks note to her on Facebook messenger. I will be writing a reply letter to her soon.

Then again started working the time flies. Its 8:00 now, the inner voice says “Hey Rajiv, the climate is chill, It will be nice to go out now and have some hot soup dude!!”. Then why stop? I asked my roommate for a company. But he refused, so now I am going on my own. I checked at hotel ShantiSagar but no soup!!. Then I went to AgarwalBavan, ordered a cup of hot and sour soup. Waiting alone in my table and watching people around me.

In AgarwalBavan, other than their damn slow waiter service, the environment is just a nice place to get friends together and have chit chat fun along with sweets and snacks. Sounds great right? Of course with no doubt the next thought I had is about my Didi, she is my best friend too. I wished to get her to this place on some day.

Now here comes the “Hot & Sour soup”. Ha wow!! the taste of the vegetables in soup at perfectly right temperature added with salt and pepper makes it just awesome and feels really good!!. The fever and cold just flew away like feathers!!. While I am enjoying the soup, there arrived a man and young gorgeous woman in saree with hand full bangles. I couldn’t see her complete face but just cheeks. Some thing inside me says you know her!! you know her!! Oh god who is that? who is that!!! Come on!!! Just show your face, just turn once . . turn turn.

Ahhhh!! there comes a Heart attack!! Its herrrrrr… Deepa… who I thought about a seconds back and who I wished to get to this place someday. Yeah! but I didn’t expected that that “Someday” is gonna be “Today”. Oh my good damn awesome God you never forget to surprise me!! I then shifted from my table and joined with them. She said that she also had missed me today and had thought about calling me here when she arrived, because I stay near by that restaurant.

That reminds be an article that I read in TOI a couple of days back. It says that scientist has found “People with genetic similarity become friends”. But there is more than that, there is an invisible cosmic connectivity between their Souls too, I feel like that so. May be that scientist are in basic stages, they might get it in future ;-) haha … Ok anyway lets stop thinking about it too much and enjoy the present moment.

She then introduced me to her colleague Anoop who is from Kerala. Currently in Bangalore, India International Travel Mart is organizing an exhibition noted by many exhibiting companies, displaying a wide range of travel and tourism services and related it. This is happening for 3 days and today is the first day of the exhibition. Deepa and Anoop also participating there exhibiting their services. She has invited me to her stall in the exhibition. So I have planned to visit on Sunday.

With funny Chit chats along with Hot and sour soup, Aloo paratha and Gobi paratha we enjoyed our dinner. And at the end we finished up our dinner with yummy AgarwalBhavan’s special Jelebi.

And that makes a sweet and lovely ending to this awesome unexpected special day.

Now its Thanks giving time. Thanks to ThuyDinh for the surprise letter, Thanks to my Didi and Anoop for making the dinner awesome and Thanks to the beloved God for giving me surprises and making the day special.

Thanks you my dear blog readers!!
See you later on the upcoming special days…

~ with Love


Shirley Setia

Happy Birthday @ShirleySetia

Shirley Setia


Me: Happy birthday @ShirleySetia . . . . Love your #songs :-)
Shirley Setia: @rajivm1991 thanks :) :) which one is ur fav?
Me: @ShirleySetia Baarish Yaariyan & Taylor Swift LoveStory, these are my favourite song of you. You’ve got an awesome voice, Keep going girl <3
Shirley Setia: @rajivm1991 awesomee! I hope I can add more to that list soon! hehe. Keep listening (& sharing too :p)

Awesome Sunday with my Di

I left my office at 5 in the evening. As our music classes are closed I thought to ask my Di to call out for playing shuttlecock. I called her, unfortunately she was not able to come, but luckily she invited me to visit her client’s farmhouse that she is going on the next day. I said no reasons, accepted the invite, cancelled all my other plans :-)hihi!.

I wake up at 7:30 a.m. after snoozing my alarm several times which actually kept for 7:00 a.m. I got ready in another half an hour. Then I called Di, she was already in WTC building Orian mall, and said I am starting. I hired an auto and reached there at 8. We then met near WTC. It was her wish, she said, to go to the top floor of the WTC building and see the look of Bangalore city. Which is going to happen in few minutes after we met. There was some meetings happening on 31st floor which she got invited to. So she went inside WTC, I was waiting near the lake there. The weather was cold in the morning, I miss my pullover and it was bit boring as there is no water in the lake.


After the meeting over she came back with her business client Jayaram, from The Green Path. He took us to one of his resort in Bangalore. It was awesome and green. He left me and Di in kitchen and went away for getting ready. We two had nice organic food there for breakfast. Then came back and waiting in the reception hall for a while and chatting.


When Jayaram came he took us to his farm land in Nilamangala 30kms from Bangalore. It was very green, natural and clean environment. There we saw a couple of surprisingly rare variety of dogs. They were both lean but very tall ones, I never have seen that kind of dogs before. It must be the one which they use for hunting purpose, may be!.


Then he took us to his farmhouse in the middle of his farmland. It was again an awesome calm place, surrounded with lots of trees and flowering plants around. The house was built with mud bricks and windows are at right place, which brings chillness and natural ambiance light inside the house. We removed our shoes and sit there in the first floor and had a nice Black tea and chatting. Jayaram shared his stories, about his organic farming, his Coorg resort bla bla bla etc etc.


The lunch arrived!. we came down, started with hot green soup, then a couple of healthy organic rotis with spicy brinjal curry and spinach. It was nice village lunch. The funny part is the spiciness of brinjal curry made Jayaram to sweat horribly. It was 3:00 p.m. when we finished with our lunch. Jayaram’s plan was to take sleep up to 5 and then take us to his actual farming place.


Jayaram went for sleeping. But me and Di, as we both are working, not used to the Afternoon sleeping habit. We took a couple of chairs and sitting in the terrace. Ha!! there comes the change in weather. It suddenly started raining!! and it lasts for half an hour. The place become more cool. After rain stops completely, I got a nice idea. I said to Di, come let’s go in to the forest.


We both started slowly without disturbing Jayaram, who is snoring inside, came out of the farmhouse. It was so funny, we both felt like a school kids doing this and I liked it. We didn’t wear our shoes, selected a direction and went inside the farmland, I felt like we were walking inside forest with tall trees covered on both sides. We found the farming land, which was covered with plastic fabrics around. When we went inside I found a big spider sitting in centre of her web. It looked so beautiful with sprinkles of small water droplets in her web.


Then came out of that plastic covered place, started walking still deep inside. Walking with our bare foot in freshly grown grass just after the Rain stopped was really an awesome nature walking experience. We were in the middle and started taking pictures of ourselves, like walking alone in the forest. Then continued and reached the end, the place looks like big circular steps going downwards, something like audience seats in the cricket stadium. The place was filled with so much of spiky plants, it started piercing our legs and it hurts. We felt like, Oh god!! let’s go out of this place.


We walked back the same route and reached the farmhouse. On the way we found some big ant homes there. The farm workers were drilling holes in the ground for planting new trees, that makes more noise. We were bit tired after walking, so we washed our legs and went to the beds to have short nap. We were lying there and listening to the videos of our music school annual day function that we recorded in our mobiles.

While listening to the music,  I took a short nap for about 5 mins. When I opened my eyes, at the same second Di came down and peaking at my face to see whether I slept or not hihi :-) . Then I wake up and we were looking at my hometown photos in my mobile. While swiping at the hometown photos in mobile suddenly a girl’s photo, who was my college mate and was my crush, came in the screen. There starts a different topic.

I shared my college un-told love stories to Di. I felt shy, when I said it to Di and I don’t know why, may be because the first time I’m sharing the story with someone. But I feel free and released once I finished. Di is so patiently listening to all I said and giving ideas, she asked why I have not said my love to my crush. But what I felt is the girl I am interested in is not interested in me. So what I am doing now is letting her go. I don’t want to disturb her any more. yes I do miss her. But you know what, that is Life.


It’s not what we make, It’s all decided by god, who we will be meeting and having our relationship with in our life. Some people are like seasons, they come and they go but they don’t stay with us throughout the year. But some people are like moon and the earth, they synchronize with each other, they will be staying around together through out our life time. Yet it is decided by god. And Yes! god is true! Life really is wonderful though there is highs and falls, happiness and sadness.

Its evening about 5:00 p.m. we went back upstairs. Again sat on the same chairs we kept in the terrace later. Di while combing her hair, sharing her stories with me. About the two Rahul, the old company she worked and the different kinds of people she met in her life. Later we share about our school days, interests and wishes etc.

It was 6 p.m. we wear our shoes back. Sky is getting darker faster than usual as it rained in the evening. At the same time Jayaram woke up and came. Thank god, If we would have waited for him to take us in to his farmland, me and Di might have missed the fun we had. We came down and went to the place where the farmer people drilled holes in the ground for planting new trees. Jayaram given me and Di an opportunity to plant the new trees. We planted Jack fruit trees. We were doing it happily and it was a nice experience for us.

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After a while we went back to the terrace and meditated for some time, then had a nice Black tea with peanuts.


We finished and came down, It was dark in front of the farmhouse where me and Di were standing. Jayaram was talking with his farm workers. The next day was my Birthday. I liked to give my birthday treat to Di, I don’t know, sometime I become so mad and fight like baby, I started fighting with Di asking her to come for dinner. I may not compromise them in fighting, but I still do, because I absolutely love to fight like silly kid with people closer to my heart. Yes that is the real me and I never give up or change myself for anyone.

Yes we came to end of our awesome Sunday trip. Lets thank for everybody that makes this day awesome. I really enjoyed the day well and it was so awesome. I thank Jayaram for taking us to his beautiful farmhouse, I thank my Didi for being my best friend and her love for me, I thank the farmer family for the wonderful food they provided us, I thank trees and all green around us for making the overall day wonderful, I thank the cloud for giving the rain, I finally thank God for nourishing our life with all his resources making it a beautiful memory.

Beautiful Memories Never Fades….

With Love!!
~ Rajiv

Does python have ‘private’ variables in classes?

“In java, we have been taught about public/private/protected variables”

“Why is that not required in python?”

For the same reason it’s not required in Java.

You’re free to use — or not use private and protected.

As a Python and Java programmer, I’ve found that private and protected are very, very important design concepts. But as a practical matter, in tens of thousands of lines of Java and Python, I’ve never actually used private or protected.

Why not?

Here’s my question “protected from whom?”

Other programmers on my team? They have the source. What does protected mean when they can change it?

Other programmers on other teams? They work for the same company. They can — with a phone call — get the source.

Clients? It’s work-for-hire programming (generally). The clients (generally) own the code.

So, who — precisely — am I protecting it from?

Right. The schizophrenic sociopath who refused to read the API comment blocks.

Well said!!

Need a change – Started writing in my new blog

piano keys

As you already know I am a keyboard self learner and teacher… Have started a new blog in the title “Life Is Melody”, same as present blog but in more pretty URL that suits the title and purpose and easy to remember. Its

lifeIsMelody . WordPress . com

I hope this new blog start will bring a change in my progress of music learning and teaching. Having already posted my 1st post in the new blog… Waiting for you, my dear lovely friends and blog followers, to visit my new writing platform…

Keep Smiling Always!!
Rajiv M


Stateless Mindset (article from zenhabits)

In programming, there is the concept of statelessness. It means that each request is treated anew, without memory of previous requests.

This is extremely limiting in some ways, but in another way it’s a great way to deal with a ton of requests.

Imagine if you as a person dealt with millions of requests a day from a thousand or so clients: if you had to keep track all those clients and the multiple requests they were making, it would drive you crazy. The burden of remembering would crush you.

This is what our lives are like. We are constantly holding information, frustration, ideas, tension, requests, needs, of a thousand different requests each day. Every email, every call, every text message, every open browser tab, every interaction with another person, every task we do … it all builds up in us until we are overloaded.

Imagine if you forgot all previous requests. Those interactions died, faded away into the aether.

Imagine if there wasn’t the weight of thousands of requests and interactions on your mind right now.

Imagine they were gone, and you had a blank slate.

What would this blank slate feel like?

What would it be like to deal with the next task, talk to the next person, walk to the next place, without anything weighing you down? Without anything pulling on your mind?

Just this task. Just this person. Just this action. Just this moment.

There would be nothing else, just this. It would be your entire universe. It would fill you up completely.

Then it would be gone.

And the next moment would be all there was. Then that would die too.

This is stateless.

Try letting go of all previous moments, right now. Try making the present moment all there is. When you feel a previous request or idea pulling at your attention, let it go.

This is the stateless practice. You’ll fail. Let that go too.

Start anew, with all the possibilities of emptiness.