Anand CV Mallaya

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Shaman and the light

In Uncategorized on March 28, 2016 at 11:25 pm

Once upon a time… There was a little paradise, on the edge of the earth. Surrounded by blue waters and green forest, full of tall trees, crystal clear streams, flowering vines and beautiful ferns. With beautiful birds, butterflies, animals and insects. And people there were innocent and happy.

One day, a beautiful being came to a lonely man wandering in the forest. The being told the man that they all are in ‘darkness‘ and that is pathetic and he can offer a way in to something called ‘light‘. He said it is the most beautiful thing in the world. The man, hypnotised by the being’s charisma wanted to see that amazing thing he was mentioning. And the being said, it need some work. You have to do that nobody in the world has done before. You need to ‘think’. And the man didn’t know how to think and the beautiful spirit taught him exactly that.

The man started practising ‘thinking’ and started telling all the people that he knows to ‘think’ and what the spirit told him. People wanted to try too, but most of them could’t do. So they told the man, why don’t you do it and let us know what that ‘light‘ is like. The man agreed and kept thinking and thinking and thinking…

Days and nights gone by, weather kept changing, and he can see everything getting black, shady and empty. People and animal and all living things are fading and becoming shadows. He didn’t stop, he continued thinking in order to see the beautiful ‘light‘. He thought the being was right. We are in ‘darkness‘.

One such dark day, he felt everything was darker than ever and ‘light’ appeared in front of him. He looked at it in excitement and only to find that it is the ugliest thing he has ever seen in his entire life. While he stood there frightened, the ‘light‘ stared at his eyes and said to him that, ‘I was looking for you for so long, I can’t leave you now, I am going to be with you for ever’.

The man can’t believe himself. He looked around the darkness sat down exhausted. The light followed him..

The next day, others saw him in the woods, blind and deaf, shouting ‘Don’t think, don’t think‘.

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A bookmarklet for Truecaller

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2016 at 11:24 pm
  • Right click on your bookmark bar and select ‘Add Page’
  • In Name box type + Truecaller
  • In URL box copy and paste the following

 javascript: (function () {function getSelectionText() {var selectedText = “”;if (window.getSelection) { selectedText = window.getSelection().toString(); } return selectedText};function OpenInNewTab(url) { var win = window.open(url, ‘_blank’); win.focus();};var doc = document;var text = getSelectionText();if(text){var href = ‘https://truecaller.com/in/’ + encodeURIComponent(text);OpenInNewTab(href);}})()

  • Select phone number text in any page
  • Click on the bookmark just created and see the magic 🙂
  • The above code works for indian numbers. If you want to use any other country number, you may need to change the https://truecaller.com/in/ to something similar. Its left as homework.

Let me know if you liked it 🙂