A Boat to Retrieve

He was not alone that day,

He had friends with him.

While they smoked, they played cards!

Together they ate, cheered and drank.

The evening bells chime from a far distance.

They took a boat and sailed high in the tidal river.

Oiled lanterns twinkled on the deck.

They sang in a chorus!

“Amar Shonar Bangla, Ami Tomai Valobashi!”

They hold their hands tight.

They danced the whole night.

They said to each other: “How happy we were there!”

They realised the partition was a grave mistake.


A Boat to Retrieve! Photo: Vikram Roy 2016

With Love,

Vikram Roy

The Immortals of Meluha (Shiva Trilogy) Book-1 by Amish Tripathi.


If you want to read the Shiva Trilogy then you can start reading The Immortals of Meluha, which is the first novel of the Shiva trilogy series by Amish Tripathi. This book has inspired many readers and created an impact to make it believe that once the gods were live among us like the mortal human beings.


Book: The Immortals of Meluha

Book Description:

This is the first book of the Shiva Trilogy. The story has been set in the land of Meluha and starts with the arrival of the Shiva. The Meluhan people believed that Shiva is their fabled savior Neelkantha. Shiva decides to help the Meluhans in their war against the Chandravanshis, who had joined forces with a cursed Nagas; however, during his journey and the fight that ensues, Shiva learns how his choices actually reflect who he aspires to be and how they lead to dire consequences.

This book, when it was first published became very controversial for Amish Tripathi’s modern approach about the Hindu gods and goddesses. After this book has been published Amit was not getting any publisher to publish his next book of the series.

A new brave world has been introduced in the story. Here all gods and goddesses are mortals. It is for their sacrifice and the great did that make them icons to the society living at that time and eventually people followed them by the names of gods and goddesses that still we believe in today and worship.

The Important Role of Ayurveda in The Current FMCG Sector.

Ayurveda is the cosmic knowledge of medical science brought in the mainland India by the scholars of Indus Valley Civilization (3300–1300 BCE). They cultivated this knowledge to get cure from many diseases and live in style. This scientific knowledge of medical treatment is very rich and productive in the result.

Practiced by many scholars from the past till date Ayurveda made its impact on our daily life and remarkably raise a high market demand in the medical sector in the Indian sub-continent and the rest of the world.


Ayurveda means the life knowledge that makes us healthy and immune from diseases. Ayurveda products are mostly organic and made of important herbs, trees, flowers, fruits, soil, and animal proteins. In Indian FMCG market, there are various FMCG products we use in our daily life are attached to it. Chyawanprash, herbal shampoo, soap, hair oils, fruit drinks, juice, candy, face wash, moisturizer creams, dairy products and more. High demand for such products built a growing market platform. Companies like Baidyanath, Himalaya, Patanjali Ayurved, Dabur, and Sri Sri Ayurveda etc. already made an important impact in the FMCG market. They have added values in our daily life-knowledge. Ayurveda is the only Vedic way of living smartly and stay healthy.

IoT (Internet of Things)

Internet of things is the backbone of Twentieth-century World Wide Web that can connect all IP addresses through an online smart network system. The concept is to use a common protocol and links all smart gadgets to a common database center. The list of smart gadgets is huge; it is not limited to your Smartphone, laptop, and PC. IoT can establish the link to car navigator systems, autopilot in the flight, the submarine under the sea, Smart TV, Smart watches and so on. The possibility of this high capacity network is enormous.

In today’s world when we are using QR codes, BAR codes or a Cloud Computing system sharing data in many devices is a good example of the future of IoT network that we are stepping forward. This concept can be used getting anything at any place and share any knowledge to a remote land from any source of IP network system. The idea is to improvise the knowledge-sharing process and develop a huge network of database including humans and animals.

MIT student Mr. Kevin Ashton also the co-founder of the Auto-ID Center was first referred to the term Internet of Things in a presentation he had designed for Procter & Gamble in the 90’s. Modern warfare based on computerized machinery systems,

Modern warfare based on computerized machinery systems, animal tracking in a zoo or the National Parks, i-banking, core banking, smart wallet filled up e-coins, e-commerce, social security system, GPS, location based services etc. all come under the IoT tree.



IoT Tree – How it connecting us together? Pic Source: Wikipedia 


The huge database can be accessed from anywhere, any part of the world. This is just a beginning of the era that yet to enrich and developing us smarter day after day.