Tuesday 16 March 2010

SOAP, Narmada Parikrama and Life....

Does title makes sense to you? Just while watching Friends Joey says to Ross, "Did you check the trail?", Chandler shows him how the trail is important and by the time Ross tries to close the trail, it is all over...
Steven Levitt explains such "trails" in Freakonomics for Sumo pehalawans and many others....
Coming back to SOAP first. In last 8 months Symbian C++ has created always something or the other challenging situations. The ones which I absolutely couldn't forget are 1. Syncing up "Options" button with center button click 2. calculating checksum and now 3rd one in the list is SOAP request... in last 2 times I was kind of "freezed" with those issues. Now one more challenge SOAP, now what ?? There are people targeting you thinking that you are doing nothing but the time-pass and you have got such show-stopper...
Today I felt like crying because nothing was working, there was not a single code snippet explaining how to use that thing in Symbian... on top of it Carbide's internet connection didn't work after all sorts of trials. I felt like shouting, breaking the machine which was in front of me but thanks to "little sense" left with me I didn't any of it.... decided to come back home. Did I try creating code from scratch???? Nahh... I was looking for pointers...
I started driving the bike and suddenly "Narmada Parikrama" came into my mind. In "Narmade Har Har" Jagannathrao Kunte tells countlessssssssssssss examples where he was hurt, there were so many hurdles but then he kept on walking and "narmada maiyya" gave him surprises in terms of help, food and shelter.
That thought reiterated universal truth that no matter what you have to keep on walking, you might be hurt, tired, dejected but you should not stop. The answer to your questions is right there very close to you but you have to move towards it....
There are many thought processes which tells different things to understand "life", to realize our "goal". I think our daily routine is one of them.
Probably you are a Software Engineer or Doctor or Farmer or Carpenter or something else, life teaches you different lessons, it shows you path towards success, it makes you realize that once you drop yours "wants" and do "nishkam karma" you get what you are destined.
What is life? Is it about going abroad? Is it about owning a biig flat and a BMW? Is it about getting appreciated and when you die seeing from nowhere that there are herds coming for your funeral??? What is it?
Did you find the trail???