Stuff to Read this Summer

Anyone who has read either of these books ? I’d like to hear some reviews, observstions, insights etc etc 🙂



Militia Immaculatae – Maximilian Kolbe

This short film is mind blowing! His life and works are explained in a dramatized manner. Pray for us Maximilian Kolbe

Kolbe used the printing press to defend the catholic faith, when it was attacked by anti-catholics during the war. Rome was on the brink of civil war.

Maximilian kolbe pursued and endured. He lived a life of austerity; a hero for all to all generations. A great saint in times of desolation. During the war, Maximilian was killed by the socialist party (Nazis) in the concentration camp.

O Mary conceived without sin, Pray for us who have recourse to thee.

PS – check out his magazines, google

Cotton Cloud Rainy Candy



Rains Rains !

Rains are good …… if you are inside your home 😀 because, who likes to get wet, mucky and dirty? But hey, we still love monsoon. I remember my school days, the days when we were given a holiday due to the floods.





Beauty is in the heart of the beholder. Gone are those days when I played with paper boats. Gone are those good old days when i awaited for the rains.  My statement is not a regret haha !

Best Budget Headphones to Buy on Amazon India

I. Audio-Technica ATH-M20x. Get it on Amazon

II. Boat Roackerz 400. Get it on Amazon


III. Philips SHL3750NC/00. Get it on Amazon


iPhone 7 plus Getting Cheap?

The Indian market for electronics has always been bad. Whenever a new product is released in the market universally, they are overpriced at the Indian Market. It is very sad and surprising as India is still a developing country. But Indian consumers are on the forefront in spending their cash.

Iphone 7s

Ive been watch the iphone 7 plus and its price has fallen down on ebay, amazon etc. If you ever wanted to get one of these, nows your chance.

Buy it on Amazon
Buy it on Flipkart

Here are the specs from gsmarena 

2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – A1660, A1778
CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 – A1660
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – A1660, A1778
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA – A1660
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – A1660, A1778
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
LAUNCH Announced 2016, September
Status Available. Released 2016, September
BODY Dimensions 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)
Weight 138 g (4.87 oz)
– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DISPLAY Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches (~65.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display & home button
– Display Zoom
PLATFORM OS iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 10.3.3
Chipset Apple A10 Fusion
CPU Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)
GPU PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics)
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 32/128/256 GB, GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features 1/3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps, check quality
Secondary 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama
SOUND Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter incl.
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)
Radio No
USB 2.0, reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
Java No
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 1960 mAh battery (7.45 Wh)
Talk time Up to 14 h (3G)
Music play Up to 40 h
MISC Colors Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Red
SAR 1.19 W/kg (head)     1.19 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 1.38 W/kg (head)     1.34 W/kg (body)
Price About 610 EUR
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II 2.0: 3416
Display Contrast ratio: 1603:1 (nominal), 3.964 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 67dB / Noise 73dB / Ring 75dB
Audio quality Noise -92.4dB / Crosstalk -80.9dB
Battery life

The Sacraments in 2 Minutes



What is a Sacrament?

St. Augustine in the 5th century describes a sacrament as ‘an outward and visible sign of an inward and invisible grace’ Historically, the word sacrament developed from the Greek word ‘mysterium’ and the Latin word ‘sacramentum’. Mysterium means ‘hidden or secret’.


1. Baptism

Baptism is the sacrament of Salvation and the Door to all other sacraments.

2. Confirmation

Confirmation provides a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit, which helps the confirmed Catholic lead a mature Christian life.

3. Eucharist

The Eucharistic sacrifice is the source and summit of all Christian life. It commemorates the death and Resurrection of Christ.

4. Penance

Through Penance, the faithful receive pardon through Gods mercy for the sins they have committed.

5. Anointing of The Sick

This Sacrament offers the comfort of God’s grace to those who are ill.

6. Marriage

The Church has a rich tradition in its teachings on sacramental marriage and covenantal union.

This sacrament joins a man and a woman together in a life-long covenant of self-giving love.

7. Holy Orders

Holy orders is the sacrament by which bishops, priests and deacons are ordained and receive the power and grace to perform their sacred duties.


About Spiro – My Pet Dog



8 years ago we adopted this lovely pet dog. Since then, he has been a part of our family.

We had both our good and bad days. There were times when he was ill and times when he was our protector. I remember the days when he literally put his life on the line in-order to defend us from other rash street dogs.

Spiro is a friendly dog. He is mix-breed, with long soft fur, dark brown eyes, strong, well-built and beautiful. He has a sharp eyesight and an excellent memory.  Spiro is well-behaved. Although in the past we had some hens, rabbits and ducks. He never took them for his food. Of course that was training, but he learnt rather quite soon.

We take good care of him and treat him as one of us. We love him very dearly and so do many others who visted him.


I have seen around 12 of our pet dogs come and go during the 22 years of my life. We know that life is short which is why we must  try to live it to the fullest genuinely without vice.  Do you have a faithful companion ?