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The days ahead…

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When you have written a post about looking back at 2016, I thought I will write about things I look forward to in 2017.

Mummy’s 70th Birthday

I am the 5th child and my parents are elderly. This year I am looking forward to celebrating mummy’s 70th birthday with the whole family. We are planning to have a small get-together including extended families. My mummy’s siblings are older; most of the able-bodied ones are outside India.But we hope that can get few of them to be with her on her special day.

Chotu starts school

Come June, my son will start his formal education starting with nursery. We have already enrolled him in a pre-school from yesterday. The experience has been quite incident-free for the first 2 days, but we are expecting him to bring down the school one day soon. As of now, he is enthralled with all the toys at the pre-school and has even stayed there till noon from 9 am.

Reading Challenges

I have decided to read just 25 books in 2017 as a part of Goodreads Reading Challenge. This is quite less compared to the target of 35 which I completed in 2016. The reason behind the lesser number is that I want to read a few big books towards the Classics Club challenge in 2017. If I don’t make a dent in the reading list, I may miss the target of reading 50 classics between 2014-2019 by a long way.

Blogging

Bluehost has hiked the hosting charges quite high that it is forcing me to rethink the hosting. If I am not making any progress in keeping up this blog, I may very well move it to a free wordpress site. Personally I prefer spending time on reading books that use it for writing reviews. There are only very few books that inspire me to write a review and I really don’t want to force myself to write review for the sake of it. Anyway I have decided to give another year to this self-hosted site and will make some decisions by end of the year.

That is all dears. I will try to be more regular here. Do follow me on instagram for better updates regarding my life.

Looking back at 2016

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2016 will be known as the year we started living in our own apartment. Other than that this year doesn’t have any exciting events for me.

I started the new year working on something very urgent at work, but the year turned out to be less hectic work-wise than I expected.

Goodreads reading challenge and The Classics Club are the only  book reading challenges that I have taken part and I am pretty happy with how they have progressed in 2016.

Goodreads Challenge

2016 my year in books goodreads

I challenged myself to read 35 books in 2016 and I accomplished it. Thanks to the reading spree in the first half of the year.

Re-reads:2

Graphic/Comics: 3

Non-fiction: 4

The highlight of the reading in 2016 would be the increase in the number of non-fiction books that I read and my top reads would be from this list.

The Classics Club

I read 6 books for this challenge in 2016. I am currently reading Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy. It is an awesome read and I highly recommend it. If ever I met Vikram Seth, my only question to him would be why is there no Kindle edition for this 1300+ pages book.

Click to find my Classics Club reading list.

The Kindle

Ente-kadha-by-Madhavikutty-Kamala-Das

My happiness had no bounds when TH gifted me a kindle for my birthday in last December. So 2016 saw us reading a lot of Kindle books. And recently Amazon India introduced Kindle books in 5 regional languages. That is revolutionary in my opinion. I have already read Ente Kadha by Madhavikutty in Malayalam and have enjoyed the experience.

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2017

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Happy New Year All!

Wishing you all a blessed year ahead. Let all your dreams come true in the coming days.

The daughter & I went to Itsy Bitsy on Friday and got some craft papers. We made this that evening. The butterflies were embellishments we got for the daughter, but she was happy to give me a few. The black lines are uneven because I used a brush and acrylic paint to draw them. 

It has been years since I made something like this.Hope to make some more soon.

Download and Play Pokemon Go on Android -India

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download and play pokemon go on android india


Pokemon Go has started catching up like wildfire in India too. I understood this when a lady in Bangalore offered to walk dogs on her hunts for creatures for maximum utilization of time.So I went ahead and checked it out.

What is Pokemon Go?

download and play pokemon go on android india

For the uninitiated – Pokemon Go is a game with augmented reality. It uses GPS and probably Google maps for navigation and it pops up creatures for you to catch. You have been given a set of poke balls which you can throw at the animals when they appear in your vicinity. The map will also show you poke stops where you can gather more poke balls and eggs. So the basic criteria of the game is – you should be on the move.  GPS and mobile internet are other requirements.

You can also capture animals using your phone camera – I am yet to figure that out.

Pokemon Go in India

Here is the catch – Pokemon Go is not officially released in India. So you cannot install it through Google play store or Apple store. I heard that changing your country to US helps in Apple store. For Android, you need to install after downloading the .apk files from internet. Here are the steps.

How to download and install Pokemon Go?

1. Go to Android settings. Ensure that you have enabled ‘Allow apps from unknown sources to be installed’. This is usually turned off by default.

Note: Please remember to turn it off once you are done installation.download and play pokemon go on android india

2. Go to www.apkmirror.com

3. Search Pokemon Go. Here is the direct link to Pokemon Go on www.apkmirror.com

4. Once you scroll down, you get the option Download APK. Click on it to start install.

5. Give the necessary permissions and you are good to go.

6. Login using your Google credentials to make things easier.

7. Switch on 3G/2G and GPS Location and start moving. Your phone will vibrate by default if there are creatures in your vicinity. You need to swipe your poke balls on the screen to hit them to capture them.

8. Enjoy your walks. There are lots of medals and eggs to be hatched when you walk. And of course lots of Pokemon to catch. I just hope there are no major accidents because people are busy playing while driving cars on busy roads.

ENJOY!!!

You can see my progress on a single day on the right side!