Completed “Push-UP Challenge” to support Mental Health Awareness

The year 2021 looks like the year of achievements. Though financially I am dried up, but in other realms, I am super active. One such thing I participated in was in June 2021 for the first 25 days. The target was given a big number Three Three One Eight, representing the number of people who committed suicide in the year 2019.

My first response was that is impossible. I had preconceived views of some of the past Australian channels reporting that “if they did the 3318 pushups even spread throughout the month, they would gain good muscles and a fit body.” But actually accepting a challenge and then performing it would be a tough job for them as well.

I thought let us try it anyway. What’s there to lose anyway. (except the 100 kg weight I have gained all over the past 6 years 😛 )

So I registered, download the app, and started from Day 1 (1st June 2021).

The app and website were synchronized that whatever I actually performed and reported on the app was well reflected on the website as well. Link https://www.thepushupchallenge.com.au/pushuperer/177159

Then there was a fundraiser. Being cash poor, I was not able to contribute myself but along with that being concerned for the many International communities I was in contact with who were struggling in Covid last year, it did not seem fair for me to even ask for any money. Thus the fundraiser part of the challenge was a big No-No for me.

Still, somehow I wanted to contribute to the challenge. It was either a guilt trap or actual concern, that I thought I could at least contribute towards the awareness part of the whole challenge initiative.

So I took my camera, learned more about OBS studio, and started recording the already available daily mental health facts which were released on daily basis throughout the challenge days. My target there was if I was able to translate the given text from English to Hindi, that would be a good use of my skills as well as even the Hindi-speaking audience would be able to be aware of what is going on Push-Up challenge.
Link to videos: https://youtu.be/Xo8D2WNuGSc

So day after day the videos were being posted and that encouraged me to keep continuing to do the push-up as well.

During the challenge, I learned so many new terms, actions, and numbers representing the local and national relations with stress, depression, and suicidality.

So finally today I got my certificate of completion and thought to do a little show-off post it here.

#PushForBetter

Overall I would like to say 3318 is a relatively big number, both for doing the push-up as well as the number of the actual human being losing their lives due to various reasons related to mental health. I wish this number is reduced in the coming years and a better mental health support system is built not only in Australia but throughout the world.

Signing off for now and keen for the next challenge in life, this time probably a 42.19 km marathon next year.

Kind Regards

Tapish

Completed 1st Course in IBM Data Science

A copy of the certificate can be found at the link:

https://coursera.org/share/7e0d8bab090999f0e9a868854b9cb355

And a Digital Badge was also provided at the link

https://www.credly.com/badges/82b8daa6-9d94-4ea5-a7ed-1dcd78accc91/public_url

Will add more to the collection !!!

Regards

Tapish Dongre

How to Watch Indian Series outside India

When in India we get addicted to so many TV shows and movies that have limited distribution in India itself. Thus watching the same outside India even from a paid source sometime is a difficult task.

Thus I am writing few ways to watch the series as long as these methods are still active.

Watching/Using these sources may/may not be “leagal” depeding on the laws of the country you are watching in. Thus it will be your “Moral” responsiblity to use/not to use this information freely available on Internet.

  1. Pika Show: Pikashow is an adroid app where most TV sereis are availabe for free. The app keeps upgrading its links thus a simple google search will get you the app. This app is not availabe on Playstore and thus you have to google the link to download and install it in your mobile. ( https://www.apkmart.net/app/pikashow-apk-v10-5-5-1/ )
  2. Thop TV: Thop TV is another application like PikaShow with more collection of the same Indian series along with many Hind Dubbed Movies as well. ( https://thopapk.com/ )
  3. Apne TV: Apne Tv is a video streaming website. There has been multiple fake apne tv website too, so simple way to check is by following this golden rule : The apne tv is free…and thus who so ever website ask you for money are the fake website. Apne TV is free Their latest url is ( https://starapne.co/ )
  4. Movierulz: It has Hindi/English/Tamil & Telgu movies streaming links as well as torrent links they keep changing their url. Their latest url is ( https://4movierulz.mu/ )
  5. WorldFree4u: Its another movies/series/software sharing website. But the catch is you have to downlad the content instead of streaming it most of the time. ( https://worldfree4u.pink/ )

I know I F**ked UP : Journey to Data Science or Any Other Distance Learning Pathway

I know I fucked up, so bad, but there is always a possibility to recover from it.

Recently seen a lot of drop in the followers of this blog, reason being I am trying my best to avoid my presence on the web. Avoiding the un-nessary chaos that I created with putting my ideaologies on the web and clashing with someone having the opposite of the thinking curve. These conversations results in uselss time waste. Thus I really stop posting. So now with limited followers, I can use this website/blog as a personal Journal instead of the mass communication targetted. (Personal Journal open to access by all….thats sounds cool idea at this moment of time, *may bite me on my ass in future, but presently it sounds so COOL)

But what I really did with the so much saved up time?

Binge Watch NETFLIX

Scatterd Watching Youtueb Video after Youtube Video.

Seriously I keep thinking What I am doing with my life at the peak age of 31 years.

I joined up edX platform for a Audit Course on Data Scinece in the month of Nov 2020.

Four months down the line, the distance learning without a supervison is way difficult that actually going and attending a class in University or College.

I know this post my thoughts are disorganised and all over the place. But I feel….currelty no one is reading it so I am free to type my mind out.

So the difficulties I face in Distance Learing are:

  1. Lack of Motivation: You dont really feel like to study. The concept of Delayed Gratificaiton is not present in everyone by deafult, so you tend to reap up the present fruit instead of sticking to your study routine.
  2. Having So Much on Your Plate: You think you will Binge Study all the subjects like giving 8 hours per day time to study instead of the 4 hour per week time as suggested by the cource coordinator. But in reality neither you spend the recommed 4 hours nor the ideal 8 hour time toward your study
  3. Distractions Distractions Distractions: If you house, palce of study or the workplace is not designed to make you focus on your study, you get distracted on doing other day to day household duties as they seem importat right at that moment. (When they are really not)
  4. Procastination: The energy required to build the momentum to study at home is never self born. Untill you force yourself to study, you never even start.
  5. Self Evaluation: Your self worth at the time of your study seems so low that you loose hope to ever be on the market using the education you are studing. This is pure negative thinking, I am aware, but lacking the patience to put effor in study, make the false demons seems real.
  6. Ideal Study Day : There is none. You think of the day that you will feel like studing, but it never arrived. Every day is Ideal day if we make it like that. Without dedicating at least a small amount of time toward your study, you will never do it.
  7. Ergonomics: Sounds fantcy word, but really it dose affect. If you dont have a ergonomics sitting place to work or study, you end up leaving that work/study place more often due to the restles postion you are in.
  8. Social Support: It sounds absurd, but when you discuss what you are doing with your peers and if they dissaprove of your activities, even that hampers your study. I know the devil is in your own thinking and thus the key to fight the devil must also be present inside your mind. But the social acceptence is a key feature while performing any task. (Recommeded Reading : IKIGAI)
  9. Resources for Learning. I know this factor is applied to some and not applied to others. For exaple there are still countries where electricity and internet are availiable only in limited quantities/time to making it difficult to opt distance learning as their choise of study pathway. Other thing from personal experince is the funding to put on distance learning. My free/scholarship pathway to study Data Science on EdX expires on 24th March 2021 and currently and very unfortunatley I dont have the $1000+ required to fund that professional certificate. I have to make my way to reach out to that funding complete that course. Other way round, if you have too much resources in the online age, even that hampers in a negative way of self doubt are you on the right track or not.
  10. _______________________________________ I will leave this 10th point blank as you might fill this youself. My list can keep continuing as I am a bit pessimistic thinker. But all the above point seems genuine to me at the time of writing this article.

Since now you have the main points why we dont feel like to study. There must be solutions to every problem. As Dr. Anand Raj says, “Stick some glue on your seat and start studing”. More on that on next post.

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Cheers

Tapish Dongre

The PS4/PS5 Games I am really looking forward to…

Since the start of the year 2021, I am trying my best to keep my interest in the Distance Learning “DATA SCIENTIST” course that I signed up for. But as distractions keep coming to my mind, I would like to make note of this particular distraction in an organized fashion. As the title suggests, these are the Play Station Games I am keen to play in near future or whensoever I get my hands on them.

  1. Spider Man : Miles and Morales (Played it already: Its awesome)
  2. Black Myth: Wukong
  3. Hogwarts Legacy
  4. Resident Evil Village
  5. God of War: Ragnarok
  6. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (New Craving)

This list is so made that I stop buying any unnecessary games that keep attracting me on the next EB games sale or any other price drop that may happen ever two months. Apart from this, I already have a big list of unplayed PS3, PS4, and PC titles in my collection that are getting dusted and re-shelf every time I grab a vacuum cleaner.

If you are keen to know the list of games in my cupboard, just ping a message or like the post. I will create that list and post it on this website soon.

Cheers

See you next post or next life, whichever comes first.

R resources (Recommended by Dr Rafael A Irizarry on EdX)

Online R resources:

Maths for Machine Learning

I came across lot of learing material since last month I am exploring the scope and structure to learn Data Science. One of the structure presented was on top my head due to the humour of the presenter used on his presentation. (Wow so many p words in one sentence).

So the video link to this is presentation is

The particular slide I love is at 7min 26 sec. Image Attached Below:

The Course Link mentioned in this video is:

MIT LINEAR ALGEBRA

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-06-linear-algebra-spring-2010/

MIT CALCULUS

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-01sc-single-variable-calculus-fall-2010/

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-02sc-multivariable-calculus-fall-2010/

MIT STATS & PROBABILITY

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-05-introduction-to-probability-and-statistics-spring-2014/

These are the top Google Search results of year 2021, there might be more uploaded in the future years that can be searched on the MIT website. Other way round is signing up for an edx course.

See you in next post or next life, whichever comes earlier.

Wish Best wishes for the Year 2021

Tapish Dongre

2021 Data Science Learning List

This is just personal list, and it will be completely your choice if you follow the tract or choose your own. So for only this article, it will be like a personal mental note, just instead of mental memory, I am saving it on a wordpress blog.

  1. Professional Certificate of Data Science A$1,050

This I would like to complete form edx platform and that to specifically HarvardX instructors. It was recommend by my supervisor (Dr. Kiran Thapaliya). And I turst his judgement on this specical course.

https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/harvardx-data-science

I am aware that it uses R instead of the popular and growing Python or Julia, but most of the reseach universities I was in contact with are stil using R at many Data Analysis. Also, this programme has affiliated certificate rather than the world famous DataCamp which is good(actually excellent) for practice.

2. Data Analysis for Genomix. A$592

I recently went for an online interview where the proejct involved “Blood Methyliation Data.” I was intrested in the concepts and reseach happeing around use of Genetic Data. Thus this course was my choice.

https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/harvardx-data-analysis-for-genomics

3. Data Analysis for Life Scientist. A$830

I know, I know the above two covers the most fo the topic relevent to be ready for the Data Scientist, but I wanted to fill in the gaps and have hands on experiecne on more projects.

https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/harvardx-data-analysis-for-life-sciences

Finally I would like a little bit help form all your readers. The thing is in India we have a saying of “LOG KYA KAHENGE?” translated to “What Will PEOPLE Say?”.

I watnted to use this negative satement into a positive motivation and request you all to keep asking me time to time about my progress like an Indirect Online Supervison. I would do the hardwork, I just need your support to keep me motivated.

I will upload my learing journey vlogs (mostly in Hindi) in on a fresh channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9i_djc8xECaDTQyMqKNSuQ

Please consider subscribing. And hope to see you there.

Best Regards

Tapish Dongre