Friday, December 09, 2022
So after discovering the awesomeness of TCS made software for ALP (Adult Learning Program) -- the CBFL (Computer Based Functional Literacy) several thoughts cross my mind.Do we really have illiterate people in Odisha or is the concept as old as the initiative!!!Anyways if there are people in need, we can help them, so I leave it at that.
Next thing we know we get an email calling for volunteers for 2 training (train the trainer) at Rayagada - Sparsh, JK Paper Mills & Agragamee. Both Situ and I volunteer instantly and get ready for the assignment. Although excited, a hundred other things are running in my mind - the mosquitoes, malaria, remote region, accommodation, naxals and what not!! Anyways "darr k aage jeet hai ;) ". Only thought that's left is our 8 month old Rishika. She's never been without seeing her Mom for a night. And my Aaee (Granny), Aunty and Papa keep prodding - do you really have to go? Mom's cool. She knows! So, I cool down too :-)

I get back from Kolkata on Thursday night and wfh on Friday. Working till 6pm, I wind up to scoldings from Papa n Situ and hurry to pack for the 7:30 train - Hirakhand express to Rayagada.

We wake up around 5 am and wait for the station. It's dawn and the view is breathtaking!!! There are series of hill ranges!! Forest areas, eucalyptus plantations, Farmers tilling lands, bullocks, villagers. Just Wow!! Situ gets down at Rayagada and goes to Kashipur with the SRC officials to conduct training at Agragamee SRC. I get down at the next station, Singapuram Road. Meet 2 daredevil trainees, Ninoshka & Mansi who have travelled from Gajapati for this training. They come from diverse backgrounds and have opted for a 1 year fellowship helping rural communities. As part of SBI csr activities they form the youth for India group working with NGOs.
We have a car waiting at the station to take us to the guest house of JK Mills. It appears as if the area has been developed around the paper mill!! And it's amazing to see how an industry can change the landscape of a region :-) .

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So now that my wife, Situ has published her interpretation of my thoughts and the events around the birth of our Baby,  I am left with no other option but to get my lazy self up and write about things I have been procrastinating since "God-knows-when"!!
Almost all of the 9 months we have had guesses, fights about would it be a baby boy or a girl... and what would we name it!! 1st I wished for a girl n then for a boy and at last decided  not to be inclined towards any particular gender :) It was all a game and Little did we know how exactly it felt to be a parent!
So Situ is admitted for an operation to take place later in the evening...I come home for a short lunch break leaving her with both of our Moms and we get a call shortly after from them that the doc came in early and - "Its a baby girl!".

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I have been thinking of visiting the Galiff Street in Kolkata since I got here 2 years back. Used to go home every weekend hence missed on this. Galiff street sits every sunday from early morning to evening & is like a Plant & Pet Lover's Paradise :-)

Took 215A bus from New Town to Shyam Bazar Metro & walked down from there.. The street starts with a huge section of vendors selling plants. Good to find a lot of plants at one place & dont need to go scouting different nurseries!! I got some of my favourites here including Kalanchoe verticillata :)

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So, I have been struggling with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 since last few weeks. Although the usable internal memory of the device is around 11.77 GB, most of the spaces was unaccounted for!!
Upon checking in Settings --> Device --> Storage it showed that "Applications" and other categories use around 2 GB of memory, but the "Available" memory was 500MB only!!

After asking some colleagues, surfing through the internet, found a good resolution to the issue :)
1. Go to Keypad
2. *#9900#
3. Menu comes up. Click on the the 'Delete dumpstate/logcat' button.

After doing this the "Available" memory on my tab has become 9.57 GB now !!

It seems the log files are present under the /data/log folder and are not visible unless the device is rooted or some specific app is installed for this. These log files may generally be under verbose mode --  As a result of which detailed logs of all the apps installed are maintained in these log files.

Anyways, this issue has been fixed now and as it seems we have to manually clear the memory at regular intervals.

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