Monday, August 3, 2020

Shakuntala Devi Human Computer:- A Movie Review

A beautiful movie but it forgets the mathematical journey of Shakuntala Devi

What do you expect from a movie named after a genius? Previously there were few Hollywood movies made about mathematics, but I don’t remember Bollywood had any (apart Super 30 of Anand Kumar). As a student of Math, a movie about Human-computer Shakuntala Devi appealed to me, unlike any other regular movies.

A life journey of a mathematician who holds a Guinness World Record for the fastest mental calculation would be an inspiration and treat for anyone who watches her. Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi is a justice done to the character. Amazon Prime premiered the movie in the last week of July 2020. Sadly, the audio is available only in the Hindi language, but it has an English subtitle.

Shakuntala Devi, with no formal schooling and education, had limitless math solving ability and outperforms in shows starting from Bangalore of India to the various parts of the world. But the movie is more about her personal relationships with her mother and her daughter than about her mathematical achievements. This movie is a collection of experiences of the journey of forgiveness to her mother, which she realizes after she encounters the problem in a relationship with her daughter.

Photo by Chris Liverani on Unsplash

I expected that movie will talk more about Shakuntala Devi’s struggle in mathematical success, however, it seems to avoid most of them. Yes, the movie also talks about lots of fascinating math shows, but I wish it also had stories of her hurdles and achievements as a woman mathematician which she encountered in her life.

The 127-minute long movie is more like a family movie. From the beginning to the end, the story evolves mostly in a common language understood by common people, as viewers do not need any mathematics knowledge. Apart from the few animations of numbers shown on the screen, the movie has very little to do with mathematics but mostly Shakuntala Devi's personal life.

Did the production house of Shakuntala Devi forget about the advantage of dubbing in additional language? The movie could reach a bigger audience in that case.

I wish, in the future when a director makes a biopic movie, I wish they do not forget to elaborate on the work of those gems.

Movie recommended:- Yes
My rating:- 3.5 out of 5

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Friday, June 14, 2019

AliExpress & UMIDIGI A5 Pro Android 9.0 Pre Sale Fact


After attracted by very good configuration and features of UMIDIGI A5 Pro, Did you order this phone from AliExpress just to land in shock?

Yes, Even I had to. In the third week of May, UMIDIGI marketed its product and within three days, more than 12000 pieces were sold at about 95 dollar price.

The special feature of this phone is 4GB RAM with 32 GB ROM, P23 helium octa core and triple camera.

 The phone looks decent. That is why till now as of 13th June 2019, more than 19000 pieces are sold in aliexpress. But wait, let me also tell you that none of them has yet been shipped.

In the information before buying, they nowhere mention that this is pre-order. Only after buying you see information like this.

As of 21st May, when I bought a phone on the second day of sale, the processing time was 45 days and it has not yet been shipped till today.

It was confirmed to me by shipper in a message saying,

 Dear buyer, the A5 Pro is pre-sale, it will be in stock next month(Expected on the 12th,maybe early).When we get the stock, we will ship each customer according to the order, thank you for your patience.

 While initial estimation was 12th June, later they changed the date to 25th June with the following type of message.

Dear friend!
 Great thanks for purchasing UMIDIGI products. Have you noted that the UMIDIGI A5 Pro is a pre-sale item? We need more time to test the new model due to there is a big amount of demand for the product. The phone will be avaialbe in stock between June 25 - June 28, and your phone will be sent out between June 25 - July 5 according to the order sequence. We are trying our best to speed the manufacture process and we are working hard everyday on it. We are appreciating your great patience and understanding. And we wish you will love the final gorgeous product once you open the box. If you need to change information for your order, please send us message again. Thanks for your understanding. UMIDIGI is a small company and a hardware startup devoted to creating thrilling, touching and premium products with super user experience and affordable prices for everyone to enjoy the happiness which quality technology brings us. Since our team is founded, we've been working hard every day to chase our ambition dream.
 Best wishes, UMIDIGI Official Store

I personally had never seen such a long time for the pre-sale phone. By attracting customers in the name of low price, they have collected almost 19000 (nineteen thousand presale order). 12000 of those order were collected on the third day itself while other 7000 are done since then. With such a high number of order, these company might take minimum July 15 to ship all these orders.

Let's say, every phone at the price of 90 $ bought in advance of 45 days, total money they collected is 

90 * 19000 = 1,710,000$ 

i.e. One million and seven hundred and ten thousand dollars.

WOoooooo. This is a very big amount to collect for investment. 

The bad part of this Pre-sale scam is that customer don't know about this before they buy.

And yes, to the worst,
this phone doesn't have any insurance. So, if it stops in mid-way, you are gone!

It may be gone actually. 

I will write a detailed review of the phone once I get it. 

Till then see ya. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

How to Check Result for Electronic Diversity Visa (EDV) Lottery 2020?

Hey, Have you applied for EDV Lottery 2020?

If you had applied, the result has been announced.

So, if you are wondering how to check Result for Electronic Diversity Visa (EDV) Lottery 2020, I will tell you.

You do not need to pay any individual or organization, 

Simply go to

and enter your details.

If the server is not working, just be relaxed! 
You can visit the site again after a few hours and check it.

If you made it, Congratulations

If you haven't, All the best for next year.

Be free to write below in comment box if you won. 

How to Install Whatsapp In Amazon Kindle Fire 8.0

Hello Friends.

If you have recently purchased your new amazon kindle fire or recently reset your tablet, you might have tried to install WhatsApp in your device which might have failed.

Whatsapp is not available in the Amazon store, so you need to get it some from another source. The best and reliable source is always your own copy. For this
1) You can get apk files from your other device
2) Transfer it to your fire tablet
3) Install it

But if your WhatsApp is a recent version, you might have been unsucceeded in completing the process.

I will tell you how to solve Installing Whatsapp In Amazon Kindle Fire 8.0

As I bought my new device in November, I easily installed WhatsApp but later while trying to update it, an update was rejected saying Whatsapp is not compatible with my device.

After many hit and trial methods, I found one version working with it and I successfully installed it.

So, if you also want to install WhatsApp in your device, you can install the following version. Simply search the given version or earlier on the internet and install it.

Hope you will be successful.

In the case you didnt find this version, drop your email id, I will sent you in your mail.

Happy Blogging.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

An Anurag Basu Film...

Simply, An Anurag Basu Film

He is known for his beautiful love story Gangster that has touched heart of many people. He is known for his unique story like Life in the Metro, and he even don't need to insert dialogues to communicate through the movie like as of 'Barfi'. He has been outstanding and undoubtedly, one of the successful director of Bollywood, though he might have taken very few project. Along with Story and direction, all his movie has one thing special, i.e. great combo of music! I have loved most of them especially from Kites, "Zindagi, Do pal ki" and 'Baatein Kuch Ankahee' from Life in A metro.

Having witness his work in many of the big movies of Bollywood, I got an opportunity to watch the special preview of Sunsilk Real FM, all thanks to Indiblogger and SunSilk who had organized the meet. What appealed me for going to this Movie was its promo and the name, Anurag Basu. In the end, film turned out more than what I could ever expected and one of the best entertainer produced for small screen.

Plot of the Film 'Sunsilk Real Fm'
The film Real FM is in real trouble. Misguided by an arrogant employer, all the staff working in FM wants hike in their monthly salary threatening for Combined quit. Failing to convince his staff, Rhea's father gets heart attack.
The next day is 'Independence day' for the country but for Rhea, everything is in stake. She has to run her radio without the help of any regular staff. Quite difficult is to handle the music and sound System of FM, but Rhea does it along with her friend. She not only broadcasts the radio, she makes the day very special, to celebrate the indepedence day with special programs. Of course, there are many hurdles around, but as a matured girl, she deals every of them with confidence and her talent. She has three friends with her Natasha, Salomi and Akanksha. All special in their own way, all performing in their own way.

So, you need to see how do Rhea really make things on her way? What are the interesting stuff she does it in the challenging day of Independence day? What are the challenges she faces? Then what will be the climax?  Watch more on 7 PM, Sunday, 23rd March 2014 on MTV.

The film 'Sunsilk Real FM' is story of Rhea and her friends who deals with life changing challenge. Though the  Story moves around these girls who handles the problem to save their stake, there are many issues film deals with, yet entertaining viewer with comedy, music, dialogues and stunning performances rarely to be seen for small screen.

Written by Anurag Basu himself, Story works very well. He has compromised in no way thinking it is just a small screen. Film focuses on many of issues that is around our surrounding. The first one is related with women empowerment. Yes, today a girl can do anything. When they are given the opportunity, they can not only excel in their talent, but they can also handle things very well. Determination of Rhea, Smartness of Natasha, Uniqueness of Akanksha and talent of Saloni. Rhea leads the show where saloni steals the climax with her beautiful performance.

Another issue that movie mentions is about people outside from Mumbai. They are well captured in smart way, making viewer notice of it on different occasion. The repetitive persecution  to North Indians and comments to North East as 'Chinese or Chini' is kept within the film with every individual having their own story.

Undoubtedly, Music is one of the best part of the movie. 28 States and their Songs, this is one of the best theme which any film/movie might have mentioned before this. We think much about cultural integrity, but we rarely reflect it in our action. But this time, Story of the movie includes all of them. They might be imperfect in their limitation, but still giving a message about our rich culture and in-depth Indian music. Story accepts the 28 states music. To know how, watch the film.
Different types of music are kept within the film. From Chhatisgarh to Punjab, Gujarat to Tripura and Tamilnadu to Kashmir. They give true satisfaction when we watch this, not only the entertainment.

I am sure, you will love the last song sang by Saloni in the Film. That is one of the most beautiful part of film. "Chhote chhote khusi ke liye". Lyrics is fantastic and you want to keep listening it again and again.
Check the part of song in this promo.

One question may arise in every mind as I had. When the title is embedded with Sunsilk, it might be product centric. No, the film is pure entertainer and as Anurag Basu himself said in one of video, the idea has been extracted from Brand and sunsilk brings no disturbance within the entire part of film.

Akarsh Khurana Direction works very good. I wish to see this film in Big Screen itself. It will really work.

The first film of MTV films by Sunsilk is beautifully made. Hope other films in this series have similar effort and they are worthy to watch.
My rating 4.5 out of 5

Watch its promo. 
Give it a try this Sunday 7 PM on 23rd March on MTV and let me know how you found it.

Keep Watching, Keep Blogging.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Le Meredian Skyscanner Indiblogger belle rencontre

Le Meredian Skyscanner Indiblogger belle rencontre
(Le Meredian SkySCanner Indiblogger beautiful meet)

#SkyScanning Indiblogger at 'Le Meredian' Meet on 1st March 2014 is my forth Indiblogger Meet in New Delhi. I managed to register after few seats were added, I kept myself free for this day and reached the venue without any delay. During the way, I was wondering, What Algorithm of Graph Theory (This is where I am doing my M.Sc. Mathematics thesis about) SkyScanner might be using to optimize the cost and distance of Traveller.
My auto Landed at the gate of Le-Meredian. Like as of earlier times, Indiblogger has compromised in nothing including the Venue. I was entering this place for the first time. Thanks to Indiblogger. I greeted with Nihal when he said me you had attend the last one too. He remembered me while I am equally bad in forgetting people name. I asked his name and he replied humbly!

After Registration, I started talking with few of new people. I started my lunch. It was delicious. The Baked fish and Chicken, I loved them and had it twice. After keeping my plate, I went to have desert and sweets. Rabri was the most effective one. So Delicious, So Sweet! Many people were talking about Rabri being fantastically extra-ordinary!

I took bit of strawberry ice cream forgetting that I am still to recover from Cold fever. I sat in a seat and introduced with few new friends. All are tech bloggers and Most of them are Engineer! May be one third of hall is filled with engineers. I shared about myself too. When I say, I am M.Sc. Mathematician, People say, that's really great! 

The meet started when Anoop declared the winner of best travel picture. The ever enthusiastic Anoop is hosting it like few of earlier times, he does it well! I didn't win this time too. But few more  prizes coming up. Yeah! Let's hope something inside the box is for me also.  

Then Began the Presentation by SkyScanner team. The representative was trying to make us understand about the skyscanner which most of us hadn't heard before. Seems like a good place to optimize the travelling expense. That was the time when I got to know Sky Scanner is something different than others. The representative  was kind to deliver short presentation. Anoop announced a contest of couple self click photo. I took couple of pictures with my friends sitting at my table.

 Meanwhile I found my blogger friend whom I had introduce in my first indiblogger meet in Blue Frog, Qutub Minar. He is Abhishek Talreja. We were happy to see each other. We took a self picture of each other and then he uploaded. Anoop announced something which made me sure that he is giving gifts to those who is sitting. So with few cleverness and bit luck, Abhishek and I managed to keep sitting till the last and made sure we got the gift. The gift which had pen drive in form of hand rubber band was really unique. I said, I needed a pen drive, Wow!. 

Group Activity followed. We got in the 3rdd group. During the group, I met two other good people. Firstly, she was Ragini Puri, the former journalist and second was Rahul Prabhakar. I had met them in the last meet of Nokia Indiblogger meet held in Oberoi. But this meet gave me time to have some more good talk with them. Rahul was our team leader who was preparing the total expense of world trip. It was nice to see him being so humble and at the same time he was so smart! We managed to get our expense in about 2 lakhs. We were enthusiastic and  as a group we were happy with each other. High Tea followed the later. This time, Abhishek, Ragini, Jayantha and I had good time sharing about each other.

 Winner were anounced for Group Activity. We didn't win. Then followed some travel experience. Few were Good. But most of the time, it was like all people wanted to speak and few wanted to listen. I wonder what the group winners got. Was It Secret? Hope someone from the winning group will share it.

The meet ended. We were all happy with two each of t-shirts and travel bag We had got. I returned back with Jayanth and Ragini conlcuding it was one of the beautiful meet organized by Indiblogger. Hats off to Indiblogger team who organized it so well. Yummy Food, Beautiful moments and Memorable experience 

Overall, I loved the meet for many reason, Thanks to Indiblogger team. They are always great to attend and hope to see many such in coming days.

Meanwhile, My eagerness to know about Algorithm of Graph theory used in Sky Scanner is still unsolved. Hope I get it solved within

Keep Smiling, Keep Blogging.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Jai Ho Movie Review: A movie can make a Difference.

Jai Ho Movie Review: Can One Movie Make a Difference?

Jai Ho
Release Date: January 24, 2014Star-Cast: Salman Khan, Daisy Shah,Tabu, Danny DenzongpaDirector: Sohail Khan  
Music Director:Sajid-Wajid
Producer: Sohail Khan, Sunil Lulla
Genre: Drama

"If you feel I have helped in you any sense, Help 3 other people anytime in your life and ask them to help 3 other people....."

In 2013, three super-hit movies crossed magical figure of two hundred crores. Reaching to this record was landmark for not only movies, actors and directors, but it was also for Bollywood where only one movies before that time had achieved that feat. Sadly, all of these three movies were not only heavily criticized, but given thumps down by many group of viewers. Though Salman Khan himself had not featured in any of these movies, many people preferred staying out first day show of his latest Release 'Jai Ho'. The reason is same: his last few movies, BodyGaurd, Ek tha Tiger and Dabaang 2 were not widely accepted beyond his fan circle, though they were commercially super hit. No doubt, with huge fan following of Salman Khan, his movies are in safe side but it was to see how this movie is made. People were waiting if it is just a commercial movie or something that can be said, 'Jai Ho'!

 As fenil seta mentioned in his bollywood talk, 'Jai Ho' was not promoted in such high level and I myself didn't knew about the movie till I saw promo 2 weeks back. I had not watched its original telegu version 'Stalin', but I liked the promo and hence went to see it. Thankfully, I could make it in first day first show. No matter I had to spend around 400 bucks as total expense, I came out of theater with satisfied and happy face with determination, I will see it second time also. Truly, It is one of the very few movie which has made me feel so.

Few years back, Raj Kumar Hirani had made "Lage Raho Munna Bhai". The theme of the movie not only went viral among the people, but Gandhigiri thought was also taken by people which brought positive response. 3 Idiot brought a good message about educational revolution. From today onwards, there will be one more name, 'Jai Ho'.  

Plot of the Story

For not following the order of High Commands during a terrorist attack, Salman Khan as 'Jai' was suspended from army. He keeps helping people in their need. In one of the scene in school,  he encounters with Genelia Deshmukh as 'Suman'. Being handicapped, she asks for the help to write her exam. Jai helps her. During her next exam, when her brother was on the way to help her, he was trapped in traffic jam. The road was block for the security of 'Home minister Denny Denzgonpa as Dasrath Singh's Daughter. Suman finds helps from no one. With frustration, She takes her own life. Her brother files an fire against misuse of security but he finds no way.

In another scene, Jai smartly catches a thief that has stolen a child of one family. They thank him where he replies the above mentioned first line dialogue. Similarly he keeps helping many other people and spreading a message, "Don't thank me, but help other three people in a need and ask them to help other three." To spread this good message, he meets with earlier people whom he has helped. They reply him with excuses stating about their busy life. There are the ways to be disappointed, but his mother says, don't give it up.

With his personal rivarly reaching Home Minister Dasrath Singh, story goes ahead in second half. Lots of actions, music, jokes and a message to spread, this is all about Jai Ho!

My view
The Story works very well. Despite being remake of telegu movie, the movie is a treat for everyone who watches them. Movie starts with a Song "Love you till the end" and Salman Khan entering is like his earlier movies. The action and then Song, "Apna Kaam Banta, Bhaad me jaye janta". In starting first half an hour, song comes repetitively one after another. Salman Khan Dance, Acting and action are awesome as you can see people shouting and hooting. There are fight and stuns where you find Salman Khan conquering other like One man Army. First half is entertaining. The story peaks at times where they start sharing the message and you will feel really amazed. Yes, the telugu movie  had also same story but even if you see with the already known, you will find it superb. Your nerves will be cold and along with those packs of entertainments, you will be in conclusion, "Has any such movies been made in Bollywood? Has any well-known actor played his role so effectively?.

There are many different scene in the first half that makes the base for second half. Second half is bit lengthy, slow in starting and has some comedy and songs. I personally felt it was like disturbing the joy of watching this movie. It was not because they were boring or they had any low performance but it will look like we have switched to other channel. Still, once the drama begins, it works very well. Movie keeps the pace and last half an hour is full of everything you need. Salman fight is the again you will love but more than that the spreading of message which was started in first half. The climax is superb that can make you happy, letting you forget if there were any errors or dull moment during any part of movie

Some Comedy works but few poor jokes should have been avoided. One of the worst joke is pink color underwear. Though this makes people around you laugh, but this is not the sensible joke that a movie of this level can afford to keep. When you see the movie, you realize some of the plot are kept by random mind. When Jai is helping a disable girl for her exam, it shows he is helping in the same class where others are giving exam. It is always known that there will be separate exam room for physically challenged students. During the climax time, you keep wondering how will  army crane come suddenly in the Mumbai-pune highway. It is even taken inside the compound of city hospital. It is good to watch but director should have thought about some realistic plot instead.

One of the best thing I liked about this movie is its theme. What can be good way to motivate people. There have been many low-budget movies that was made for some cause, but we have rarely seen star celebrity doing such movie. A man with millions of fan around him has done it and it is to see how people take this message.

Salman Khan has given so many good performances in past that it will be injustice for other movies to say Jai Ho as best performing movies. I am sure, even he will remember this for his extra-notable peformance. The Script, Story and Theme of Movie is above average, but its Salman and only Salman who steals the show. Tabbu as sister of salman khan plays very well and she has given good support to Jai's role. In fact, she has greater role than new actress Daisy Shah. The only time Diasy is shown with the focus is during her dance in the song Nacho Re. She has not been given the focus of movie and she has limited role to play, and some more role in this debut movie could have been her dream come true in bollywood. Yash Tonk as friend of Jai has some few good role to play. The main antagonist Dasrath and his son,  is seen only in the second half of movie but they have a very powerful performance though Dany has limited. Sunil Shetty, Genelia Deshmukh are in special apperance. The role of Jai's mother could have been better played. Overall, the cast performance is average but its Salman who rocks the entire show.

Music of the movies is average. They could have been placed well. Repetitive songs halts the story line, especially 'Tere Naina' and 'Tumko to aana hi tha...'. The title song Jai Ho is kept in end, which is another disappointment. They could have place it somewhere in second half. You can see more in my songs review of Jai ho.

As I said earlier, script works very well. Hats off to story and Direction. Sohail Khan must be happy with his direction and there are many more place to improve in coming time.

Overall, the movie is one of the best I have seen in Bollywood. Dialogues are entertaining and the main idea of movie will be remembered for long time. If this good message spreads well, we can expect many such movies to come in coming time. It is not only the mass movie where you see action, drama and comedy, but it is also the movie for good cause. And Believe me, you can see it again and again...

A must watch, if not in theater, atleast in television. But if you are watching it in home, you will miss 
the salman effect that you find in theaters. Don't miss the show, Grab it.

Yes, as there is one dialogue where Salman Khan Says, "One man can make a difference". In reply to this, I say, One movie can make a Difference.

My rating: 4.0 out of 5


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