One Bedroom Flat – A Bitter Reality


… As the dream of most parents I had acquired a degree in Software Engineering and joined a company based in USA, the
land of braves and opportunity. When I arrived in the USA, it was as if a dream had come true. Here at last I was in the place where I want to be. I decided I would be staying in this country for about Five years in which time I would have earned enough money to settle down in India.

My father was a government employee and after his retirement, the only asset he could acquire was a decent one bedroom flat.

I wanted to do some thing more than him. I started feeling homesick and lonely as the time passed. I used to call home and speak to my parents every week using cheap international phone cards. Two years passed, two years of Burgers at McDonald’s and pizzas and discos and 2 years watching the foreign exchange rate getting happy whenever the Rupee value went down. Finally I decided to get married. Told my parents that I have only 10 days of holidays and everything must be done within these 10 days. I got my ticket booked in the cheapest flight. Was jubilant and was actually enjoying hopping for gifts for all my friends back home. If I miss anyone then there will be talks. After reaching home I spent home one week going through all the photographs of girls and as the time was getting shorter I was forced to select one  candidate.

In-laws told me, to my surprise, that I would have to get married in 2-3 days, as I will not get anymore holidays. After
the marriage, it was time to return to USA, after giving some money to my parents and telling the neighbors to look after
them, we returned to USA. My wife enjoyed this country for about two months and then she started feeling lonely. The frequency of calling India increased to twice in a week sometimes 3 times a week. Our savings started diminishing.

After two more years we started to have kids. Two lovely kids, a boy and a girl, were gifted to us by the almighty. Every time I spoke to my parents, they asked me to come to India so that they can see their grand-children. Every year I decide to go to India… But part work part monetary conditions prevented it. Years went by and visiting India was a distant dream. Then suddenly one day I got a message that my parents were seriously sick. I tried but I couldn’t get any holidays and thus could not go to India … The next message I got was my parents had passed away and as there was no one to do the last rights the society members had done whatever they could. I was depressed. My parents had passed away without seeing their grand children.

After couple more years passed away, much to my children’s dislike and my wife’s joy we returned to India to settle down.
I started to look for a suitable property, but to my dismay my savings were short and the property prices had gone up during all these years. I had to return to the USA… My wife refused to come back with me and my children refused to stay in India… My 2 children and I returned to USA after promising my wife I would be back for good after two years. Time passed by, my daughter decided to get married to an American and my son was happy living in USA… I decided that had enough and wound-up every thing and returned to India… I had just enough money to buy a decent 02 bedroom flat in a well-developed locality.

Now I am 60 years old and the only time I go out of the flat is for the routine visit to the nearby temple. My faithful wife has also left me and gone to the holy abode. Sometimes I wondered was it worth all this? My father, even after staying in India, Had a house to his name and I too have the same nothing more. I lost my parents and children for just ONE EXTRA BEDROOM. Looking out from the window I see a lot of children dancing. This damned cable TV has spoiled our new generation and these children are losing their values and culture because of it. I get occasional cards from my children asking I am alright. Well at least they remember me. Now perhaps after I die it will be the neighbors again who  will be performing my last rights, God Bless them.

But the question still remains ‘was all this worth it?’ I am still searching for an answer……………..!!!




“Aakash” Not The Cheapest Tablet in the World

The world’s “cheapest” tablet, dubbed Aakash, was launched today. But, there is one catch. It is not the cheapest tablet in the world. The Aakash is being supplied to the government by Canada-based Datawind at Rs 2276 or about USD 46 per tablet. However, a quick search on the Internet shows that there are cheaper and better tablets available for as low as USD 39.

For instance, a 7″ tablet running Android 2.2 OS, sporting a 800 MHZ Cortex-A8 processor with 256 MB RAM and 2GB Hard drive with a built-in camera and supporting 3G and Wi-Fi is available for USD 39.71.

Compared to that the USD 46 Aakash runs on a 366 MHz processor with 256MB RAM and 2GB of internal memory and doesn’t come with a built-in camera.

Similarly, there are scores of Chinese manufacturers offering tablets running various versions of Android with different processor speeds between USD 40 and USD 50. Compared to them, the Aakash seems a bit underpowered and overpriced.


Obtuz Innovations – Adsense Overview

Obtuz Innovations – Watch Movies Online

I am a blogger addict and its my one of the badly addicted hobbies. Initially I was not aware of the potential of blogging and used to do just for fun and sharing things with the people.

I always wished to have my own domain name and website. With li’l investment, I got my first domain name one year ago and since then I have been blogging on it. I did personal blogging on it for a long time till June 2011 by sharing information, music, videos etc with friends but it was without any focus. “Blogging must have a focus.” I knew this fact but was not sure what should be .

One day while going through the admin panel, I realized that I got more than 200 visitors till now and out of which media related contents got most of the reaction from the visitors. I experimented by sharing more media content and it came with flying colors. Everyday I got happy to see the responses coming from the visitors which inspired me to share more and more content.

Watching Movies Online was one the most responded content I observed and started sharing such stuffs. You can see the result below. This is the average traffic which I have been getting now on weekly basis. 10000+ Pageview per day and 4500+ unique visitors everyday for last two months.

I don’t fine good sharing the Adsense revenue as per the Google policy. However I can say that its feel-good.

Some Stats :

Alexa Rank: ~ 200500
Alexa Rank India ~ 14000
Google Page Rank ~ 2
Unique Visitors ~ 4500 per day
Pageview ~ 10000+ per day







I would like to thank my visitors who are getting benefited by the website and enjoying their every visit with some new updates.
Hopefully the unique visits and pageview will increase dramatically by twice in numbers in coming months and we will cross the bench mark of 20000 Unique page view per day.

Now apart from Obtuz Innovations, I have got one personal blog Just Pressed and one wordpress I have Just Pankaj

I am learning the SEO and would like to apply it in couple of weeks from now which will result in getting the website in below 1 Lac Alexa rank category.

Pankaj Sharma

Strong tremors of Earthquake rocked Delhi-NCR

Strong Earthquake rocked Delhi and NCR region after a severe bomb blast this morning at Delhi High Court. According to the New Agencies, death toll in blast took it to 11 with 50+ severe injuries. Delhi was morning in the shock of Blast and atmosphere was quite tense today when people in deep sleep woke up with tremors of earthquake few minutes ago.

11:30 PM September 7,2011 Wednesday

IANS Report says the magnitude was 6.6.
Date of Occurrence: 07/09/2011
Time: 23:28:18.0 HRS(IST)
Intensity: SLIGHT
Magnitude: 4.2
Epicentre: Lat. 28.6°N Long. 77.0°E
More reports to follow….

Another Mission Announced to Clean Indian Politics

Even before his ongoing fast could come to an end, Anna Hazare on Saturday announced he would soon launch another campaign to ensure that no tainted leader gets elected to the next Lok Sabha. Speaking after more than 38 hours, Anna declared he would tour the country and appeal to citizens to be wary of such leaders in the 2014 general elections.

In his second address of the day within two hours, Anna said people’s high expectations from MPs were routinely belied.

Taking the dais around 9 am – a good two hours before his usual time of appearance over the last three days – a resolute and confident Anna declared he will continue his campaign for a strong anti-corruption law till his last breath. Asking people to remain vigilant after the ongoing campaign winds up, the 74-year-old said blind trust on MPs had brought the country to the current pass. “We trusted these people to abide by the Constitution. Now that we have woken up, let us not fall asleep again or let complacency seep in.”

With fears about his health taking centrestage, Anna also tried to reassure his supporters, saying he could fast for another “three-four days” and “nothing will happen to me”. He also said, “I am drawing energy from my supporters. I will not break my fast till Jan Lokpal Bill is brought before the House.” However, he had relented by the end of the day and is all set to break his fast at 10 am on Sunday.

A little before noon, while leader of OppositionSushma Swaraj, was speaking during the Lokpal Bill debate in Lok Sabha, Anna again took the microphone and launched another attack on MPs. This time, his body language, too, was confident, as parliamentary approval for his demands increasingly seemed a certainty. He even got up to greet actor Aamir Khan and director Raju Hirani, something he had never done in the past. He looked fresher, and with his trademark cap making a comeback, seemed dressed for the occasion.

“We had some expectations from our MPs. They did not live up to them. In the coming elections, we are not going to elect them. Next time, do not elect them as they are not performing according to the rules laid out in the Constitution,” he said.

“I will tour the country and appeal to people to not elect the people who opposed the Jan Lokpal Bill,” Anna said.