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

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

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

  1. Spider Man : Miles and Morales
  2. Black Myth: Wukong
  3. Hogwarts Legacy
  4. Resident Evil Village
  5. God of War: Ragnarok

This list is so made that I stop buying any un-necessary games that keeps 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 vaccume clearner.

If you are keen to know the list of games in my cup-board, 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:

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

Untold Storie Post 83 : Start Writing Again You Fucker !!!!

So simply on 29th Oct 2019 overstressed by the pressure of loss going through the new owned business “HI Guard Security Services” I started reading my own blogs to get inspiration from.

 

Fuck…

Too many words on a single line above.

I was actually pretty impressed by my own ideas and views from the year 2007 to the Year 2015. Then I wondered why did I stop writing?

So many times I thought to start writing again and then procrastinated about doing it and then left it as it is.

Then I fumbled upon the person/or his blog, because of whom I go inspiration to write and it was actually this particular post: https://ashishmandrah.wordpress.com/aboutme/

 

He is a Schoolmate of mine, and with time even he stopped writing…

Nowadays thinking of starting to write is like Planning to Go to GYM,

I start that too every week and then stop somewhere during mid of the remaining 7 days.

I even pay $32.59 per fortnight for some ungodly reason that will force me to go to the GYM but it doesn’t really happen for a long time.

This post is not actually putting my pessimistic thoughts on the blog and getting frustrated by Grammarly which keeps correcting me every three words I type. But in reality, it’s just a warm-up exercise to my fingers and brain that WRITING is fun and I should give it a chance every now and then to come back and keep Posting Random stuff as I use to do before.

 

I know currently out of the 2 thousand supporters I had on WordPress only 32 are remaining. But as I learned in Engineering that Demands Pulls rather than Supply Pushes or the other way round, I will come back to WordPress or by some other Publishing media play the WORD Game again.

Hope you are there with me whichever way this Journey Goes

Till then See you in Next Post or Next Life, whichever is earlier 🙂

Chao !!!!

#tapishdongre #utsp

Untold Stories Post 82: Muze Mummy K Pass Jana Hai (I want my mommy)

 

Don’t blame the Mom, it was an accident. It can happen to anyone. Unfortunate but true.
Don’t blame the Child, he was just curious to see the world. Excited, lost, but dint even realised when it happen.

The baby who can walk now, lost his attention along with the small palm grip he had with his mother.

Walked towards the most colourful distraction he could see in Super-Market as big as the whole word to him.

In this process forgot that his mother warned him multiple times, “do not ever leave my hand”.

The small soul started his journey towards exploration of the treasures what the world had for him.

Reaching to this magnificent destination, the child realised the mother’s warning.
But till this time, he is so away from his mother that finding path back to her on his own, seems to be an impossible task on its own.

The Baby did the best he could. Remembered the path he came from. Walked on it for so long. And finally came to conclusion. His has lost his mother.

Tears rolled down inside of him before it could be expressed on his face. He cried, yes because it was allowed, that’s what a baby can do.

Watching the baby alone, people nearby started to wonder. Not all came for help but one. She was a brave soul. Could understand the pain that baby is going through.

Picked him and asked, “Are you lost? Where is your mother? How dose she look like? Let me help you finding her.”

The baby felt relaxed for the first time. An assurance that he could be re-united with his mother.
An hope that everything will be alright again. With this hope and clearing his own cloudy thoughts, the child tried his best to answer the stranger about his mom.

The stranger woman did everything the best she could do. To sooth the baby’s life, few movements, for how so ever short it may be, count that time as life as true.

She gave him two toys to pay with. The baby was both happy and thankful for the gratitude. But only moments later he cried again and said,
“MUZE MUMMY KE PAAS JANA HAI” ( I want to go to my mother.)

The Woman tried every thing in her power to search for his mother. Told others, went on places the baby described and finally made a public announcement.
She will be waiting in a designated place along with the baby and urged the mother to please come and meet us there.

Baby had the stranger woman, her sympathy, her company and the two very beautiful toys she gave him. But the baby still cried, and shouted, “Muze Mummy K Paas Jana Hai.”

That was a long wait, a very long one, but finally on the designated place, a woman came running with tears on her eyes. She couldn’t take her breath properly, but she held on to her faith.
The baby said, “MUMMA” and they hugged each other.

I don’t remember properly what happen next. I know I am just a narrator of this story but no one told me in detail. As It has already been more than 30 years to this story.

The walking baby has grown up to be the perfect man. Explored the real world bigger than the Supermarket of his childhood. Met the another strange woman of his life who had enough empathy to commit life together with him.

Gave him two magnificent Kids that he never required another toy. He was happy. Living the perfect life.
And One unfortunate Day, his mother Closed her eyes.

Even at age 30, he was still a child.
Tears rolled inside of him before his eyes could shine.
He was quite this time to watch his mother go.
Few people around him who could actually know,
Whats going in his heart he wanted to say out a loud.
Even after years he had the same words in his mouth,

“Muze Mummy Ke Pass Jana Hai”
(I want my mommy.)

#tapishdongre #untoldstories #utsp
(Inspired by recent events in life of my former boss and very close friend. May his mother’s Soul rest in Peace. She was really a wonderful woman, I spend few meaningful chats with. And I actually cried before writing this story and again while reading the draft.)

Untold Stories Post 81: THE BROKEN ENGINEER

My Engineering lifespan of four years was a journey along with roller-coaster of emotions.

Girls biologically wired to cope up with emotions, having this as their strong suit, could choose the practical decisions on their own.

Boys on the other hand needed a support group, which they even fail to admit that it is a support group.

The incidents I am quoting are not always alcohol induced, but alcohol did open up some strong men’s heart which left them to crying on the floor. I would not like to mention any
names of this article for the reason that I fail to get their permission yet to share their part of story. So these incidents only form my my point of view.

Scene 1:
First and second year of engineering everyone tries their best to accommodate and live with the new environment which they are forced into.
Not everyone is accustomed to live away form their respective parents.
At that time, may be due to my rebellious age I would love to live away from my parents and have less of a control of them over me.
But some of the boys were connected to their parents in a very very deep and complicated bond that only they could express.

I went to a house party.

Ya because in Engineering life, every day is Party.

Ohh ! I am sorry Every night is party and every day is a kind of sleepover.
In this party a new song got trending.

And with a very slow dial up or mobile internet connection at time this was downloaded the with high definition video of “YOU CAN PUT THAT BLAME OF ME”
by Ackon.
We watched the song once.
We watched the song twice.
and then thrice.
Goosebumps were running on the lyrics,

“Sorry for the times I left you home,

I was on the road and you were alone”

And all of a sudden may be the desi guy finally understood the English lyrics and started crying.
He just went on that he misses his mom and now want to just go home for good.
I was astonished to see such a strong personality breaking down in front of me and weeping, sitting outside of house, not bothering to observe the strange world which in constant caution he did before. I was not a emotional supporter and thus could not help the guy, but that day I was thankful that I am still living with my parents. And I was not sure what would be my go when I had to leave away. (*fast forward to year 2013 when I had to live alone, I did cry, but that story for some other time)

Scene 2:
This was just past the Final year Engineering life and I was invited to another party.

This time it was booze and chicken and what not in the house.

One of the reason was, though not by 9 to 5 jobs but street smart Engineers in their final year and beyond, learn their way to gain income through various objectionable mediums.
Those time the song, “Tera Pyaar Pyaar Pyaar Hooka Baar” form Khiladi 786 was released and I asked for if I can have Sheesha instead of drinking.
Truly speaking till this day I never like alcohol. I am just a social drinker who like to loose control once in a while.

Since I was not drinking I became the judge of two heavy drinkers of that group. The completion was who can have and handle maximum amount of alcohol.
One of the player was very dear friend of mine and other was a Super Senior.

“Super Senior” as if it is even a word.

But we use to believe anyone who is more than two academic
batches ahead of is a Super Senior.

They Drank almost one and half bottle of Whiskey “McDowell’s No. 1” and discussion turns to arguments and then crossed the stage of apologies. Finally the Super senior broke heavy.
He started crying out a loud, “What a waste of life we have become. Four Years of Engineering academic course and its been 7 years for me and still not completed these stupid fucking semesters. Still taking money from my parents. I should die of shame.”

That day I realised though outside we can pretend to be strong on our failures but inside the failures eat you out alive. And for an Engineer, the worst part is
taking money from parents. They internally feel loss of  self respect if they continue doing it after certain years. But in a non- induce stage wont admit it openly.
Dr. Phill calls this stage and behaviour as “Moochers” And I am sorry to admit that for more than 22 years of my life I was one. But that night I decided, doesn’t matter what,
I will find a job, I would clean someone’s house but will not live a Moochers life. (*fast forward, I still owe a lot of sum to my parents but I believe I am off the mooching ground)

Scene 3:
People say keep the best for the last.
But I would keep a very ordinary story to dilute the emotions we had in previous scenario.
I am not even evolved in this story. Thus presenting to you in the form I perceived it form the closest friend.
It was time of campus section. A process where companies come to University and take the brightest mind to work with them. That means for selected few, you will end up with a job right after you have completed your degree. Being the first batch in Biotechnology our college fail to create a carrier show for us. But with enough struggle manage to get one company to interview us.
(I was in a different state of India and focused that I need to perceive a higher education and thus decided not to for this campus event).
My friends who went there were sitting outside for hours before their interview and in contact with me by telephonic conversion through sms.
Only one or two people in that group were given adequate soft skill training about the interview.

The package was in the range of 8 to 12 thousand rupees per month. Which was definitely way too less than expectation of Engineering Graduate. People with soft skill taring have the idea of how to respond to the question “Are YOU happy with the SALARY package offered?”
And if you want that as your first job without having the necessary training for the job, the answer should be “YES”

But one candidate who knew this information started discussing outside, before the interview, and also influenced the interview seekers outside that the salary package offered is very low.
Lets all demand for making this salary package at least up to in the range of 16 to 20 thousand per month.
If we all demand for a higher salary, we will push the economy high and the company has to accept us with giving us an higher salary package.

At this point I would say, WOW ! and Excellent move. Forcing the company to actually provide the acknowledge pay rate to every employee and set the bar high.

Few hours later I was again dazzled by the information, that company only selected few candidates who said they are happy with the salary package they offered.
And rejected all who went against and demand more money to do this job with a pay raise.
The shocking part was, The candidate who influenced everyone to ask for raise actually said “YES” for the pay offered and got selected.

The lesson learned that day was, “THE DAY OF ENGINEERING ARE OVER” and “FRIENDSHIP VALUES HAVE BEEN CHANGED”

WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD.

Untold Stories Post (UTSP) 80: Marvel vs DC = Fictional Neutral Post

Stories were, are and hopefully will be my passion that motivates me time to time.

With my previous mention on multiple occasions, this must have come across that in current generation of Fiction Wars, I am a super Marvel Fan.

This gives me a strange opportunity to randomly meet strangers and connect with them sharing the same love for stories.

In my understanding Marvel has reached up to that limit where ancient literature like “Ramayana and Mahabharata” would have reached.

The character depth, story cross connection, multiple language translation, huge roll over of currency and love are the common factors I could get comparing various literature and Marvel universe.

I even observed that there is No Particular GOOD or EVIL permanent state of a character.

Dead-pool being the Villain of X-Men series is now a Hero having his own franchise.

Venom being villain in Spider-man series is now a comparative Good character according to 2018 story line.

This was similar to Ravana begin the Villain of Ramayana but later fiction, more research and ongoing work presented him as a good  devotee of God (Not that bad Man then).

Krishna being the super hero, smiled as Gandhari’s son death and sentenced to internal curse. (Bad present inside Good)

I can comment more by comparing Greek Stories and Bible or Quran, but at last results the same purpose. Stories to teach a lesson, to inspire, to learn, to entertain, to fear, to laugh and to connect with similar or dissimilar mentalities over the globe (and hopefully beyond).

Yes UTSP is mostly about personal experience with day to day scenario, thus let me divert in the above comparison and tell you another story.

I was working in Sun-corp Stadium and I met a guy who was leading the food retail team on that particular day. We started talking about fiction stories and then he said, he is a DC fan thus he is waiting for AQUA MAN release this year.

I replied I am as eager as he is, but I am also interested in next edition of Infinity War (which is Marvel Based story-line).

Suddenly he was firm and said, I don’t watch Marvel movies BECAUSE I am DC fan. The discussion went on and on about Marvel and DC.

Late coming home I realized, Fuck the shit.. I love both Marvel and DC. Being one’s fan docent mean I hate the others.

Many days later when I was watching the 2018 Venom, I meat a Marvel fan who hated DC fictions up to an extent that he would not support even the release of AQUA MAN.

And the next step I am doing in this post might be controversial but pattern seems to be true at my current understanding.

I am trying to develop pattern or similarities between religion and fiction. (Both having its followers, preachers, as well as extremist)

More I met with people I gained info that People following Marvel in general avoid DC and vice a versa.
Similarly people following one religion or faith try to avoid lessons and practices from other. And Extremist even try to pin down the non-followers of their own kind.

The time I was most glad was, while meeting people who believe in Peaceful co-existence. The people who like to put Political, Racial, Linguistic and Religions barriers aside and share a Smile together.

Being Atheist (agnostic actually) and Religion neutral gave me access and acceptance to people from all religion. And being Fiction Neutral gave me the entertainment from all over the industry.

And thus I even hope to meet more and more people who are able to keep the FICTIONAL FOLLOWER barriers aside and give chance to be entertain from more and more and stories, let that be from DC, Marvel or even M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable Universe.

Who knows I might create a new genre in future years to have a fan following. But in all case, Do love each other, and Keep each others happy. Let only the Fictional Characters Fight. 🙂 We as humans can co-exist.!!!!

#utsp #tapishdongre