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Stories

What if I was my favourite animal?

— Mukta Kulkarni (7-July-2020)

One day when I woke up, I was a Leopard! I was surprised. On my body, I had black spots and I had a long tail. I went to drink milk, but I could not drink it as I did not have fingers. I had paws. So, I had to lap the milk. Then I went out and was again surprised as I saw animals were humans and we were our favourite animals.

After that I went to the park. I saw my friend was a cat! I went to her and told her what had happened. She also told me the same. As we were talking my three friends came. When I saw them, I laughed. My first friend was a monkey. The second was a dog and third was a lion like Simba. We told each other what had happened and then played ‘Catch Catch’. I was the denner in the game. As I was a leopard, I could run very fast and caught everyone in no time.

Suddenly I felt someone pushing me. Then I woke up with a start. I saw my mom waking me for school. I saw myself. I was a human. Even if it was a dream, I had a lot of fun being a leopard.

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Stories

The Lost Cub

— Mukta Kulkarni (7-July-2020)

Once upon a time there used to live a mother Cheetah and her cub in the jungle. One day while the mother Cheetah was out in the forest wondering for food, that time her baby cub saw a butterfly and started chasing it. He did not understand, but till then he came to the nearby village and then he got lost. The butterfly off course escaped, but the baby cub started running here and there throughout the village. Before anyone could see him, he jumped into a barrel of brown colour. When he came up, he looked like a dog. So, wherever he would go no one would get frightened as he was looking like a dog. After some time, it started raining. The hungry lost cub ran to find shelter from here to there. Before his paint could go away a small girl saw him and told him, “Come here, come with me. I will give you some food and shelter”. The small cub came with her. She sheltered him for the night and gave him food to eat.

In the morning the mother Cheetah in the den was searching for her baby. She started smelling for her cub. She understood he was in the village. After a while everyone was playing with the dog because now everyone knew that the dog meant no harm to anyone and the dog was not a street dog. So, what happened is while playing, one of them tried to feed him dog food. But as the cub was a Cheetah’s small baby, not a dog, he refused to eat the dog food. After a while people got confused and offered him to eat some dog bones. But he did not eat. He only wanted meat. That is why one wise person of the village came and looked at him. He understood that it was not a dog.

After a while he asked someone to sprinkle water over him. After he sprinkled water over him, they were shocked to see that he was a Cheetah’s cub. That time the wise man started calming the girl and everyone. He said that it has done no harm to the girl. What harm will he bring to us elders? People agreed and started calling for its mother. After a while, the mother reached the village. The cub saw his mother and ran towards her. When the girl and the elders of the village understood that they meant no harm, they gave them lot of meat to eat. After that the baby cub went home and lived happily with his mother.

People went into the forest to visit them every time.

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Stories

Balulu The Balloon Man

— Mukta Kulkarni (11-July-2020)

Once upon a time there was a village, where people used to live in peace and harmony. In the village, there lived a child called Balulu who was very funny. He had a body, but his head was a balloon! He had a tall balloon head, which was weird. He had two small eyes with a smile on his face. People used to tease him for being like that.

One day while he was walking outside to go to a nearby shop to purchase something, that time the wind blew extremely fast and as he was a balloon head, he flew up. When the air slowed, he came down again. That time four people were walking there and started making fun of him. They said that NaNanaNaaNa…….. “You are a balloon man so you will never succeed in being on the ground for all the time”. Sad, the Balloon man Balulu ran away. Balulu came to the shop. He purchased some things and went home and slept.

The next day he saw the news was showing that the village was going to have a thunderstorm and it will be flooded after some days. So Balulu kept a warning and did not step out of his home as he was a balloon and may would fly away. But then the day came of the flood. The villagers who had forgotten about that were walking in the street and the flood came. Water flowed everywhere and the villagers, those who could not swim started screaming for help. That time Balulu the Balloon man understood it and ran out to save the villagers life. He could fly because of the wind as there was a lot of wind. So, he flew and took the villagers in his house. Like that he saved everyone. Everyone praised him for his work. For some days Balulu sheltered them at his home and after when the flood cleared all the villagers went home. The rest people who had teased him before, apologised to him and Balulu who always was a good man smiled at them and forgive them immediately. After that Balulu became everyone’s hero.

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Poetry

निवांत

आज मला
जरा निवांत झोपूद्या

बंद खोलीत
उघड्या खिडकीतून
ताऱ्यांशी बोलूद्या
आज मला जरा निवांत झोपूद्या

पांघरलेल्या चुकांना
हळूच डोकावून बघुद्या
आज मला जरा निवांत झोपूद्या

उद्या पळू कि परत, शोधायला !!
माझं काय आणि कोण
आज फक्त बसुद्या
जरा… निवांत झोपूद्या
जरा निवांत झोपूद्या

निरंजन कुलकर्णी
१८-जुलै-२०२०

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Made In India

Daily use products by Indian companies

SOAPS

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Mysore SandalKarnataka Soaps & Detergents Ltd.Mysore Sandal Soap,450g (150×3) (Pack Of 3)
Mysore Sandal, Jasmine And Rose Soap, 450g (Pack Of 3)
Mysore Sandal Soaps Pack of 10 (75 gr. Bars)
MedimixFounded by Dr. V.P.Sidhan, read the wikiMedimix Ayurvedic Classic 18 Herbs Soap, 125 g (4 + 1 Offer Pack)
Medimix Ayurvedic Natural Glycerine Bathing Bar, 125 g (4 + 1 Offer Pack)
Medimix Ayurvedic Sandal Bathing Bar, 125 g (4 + 1 Offer Pack)
Medimix Ayurvedic Tumeric & Argan Oil Bathing Bar, 125 g (4 + 1 Offer Pack)
Medimix Ayurvedic Anti Pimple Face Pack, 100ml (Pack of 2)
Medimix Ayurvedic Soap with 18 Herbs, 75g [Pack of 6]
Patanjali SoapsPatanjali Ayurved Limited in 2006PatanjaliPatanjali Multani-Mitti Body Soap – 75g – Pack of 3
Patanjali Aloevera Kanti Body Cleanser – 150 g (Pack of 5)
Patanjali Saundarya Sandal Body Cleanser, 75g (Pack of 5)
Patanjali Multani Mitti Soap Pack of 7 (7 x75g)
Patanjali Super Dishwash Bar (Pack Of 5)
PATANJALI Neem Soap – Set of 10
SantoorWipro Consumer Care and Lighting (WCCL)Santoor Sandal and Turmeric Soap (Pack of 4 soaps 125g each)
Santoor Aloe Fresh Soap with Aloe Vera and Lime, 125g (Buy 4 Get 1 Free)
Santoor Sandal and Almond Milk Soap (Buy 4 Get 1 Free 125g each)
Santoor PureGlo Glycerine Soap with Almond Oil and Glycerine, 125g (Pack of 6) for Nourished Glowing Skin
Santoor Classic Gentle Hand Wash with Natural goodness of Sandalwood & Tulsi,750ml(Pack of 2)
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Santoor Sandal and Turmeric Soap, 150g
Santoor Talc, 400g
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General Topic Information Technology Software Testing

Test Automation – How Selenium WebDriver works?

Welcome to brand new series on Test automation with Selenium. In this series, we will have a look at how we can automate testing of web application with Selenium.

Selenium is popular open source test automation tool. With Selenium, we can automate test scenarios related to black box testing, compatability testing, system testing, api testing, and regression testing.

Selenium Project has 3 flavours Selenium IDE, Selenium WebDriver, and Grid. Out of which WebDriver API is very popular in automation.Today I am going to focus on Selenium WebDriver.

How Selenium WebDriver works ?

Using WebDriver, we can drive browser and perform actions like Click, Open URL, Enter text, take screenshot etc.Typical test automation utilizes WebDriver API, language specific driver bindings, and test framework.

WebDriver does not directly interact with browser. Then how does WebDriver communicates with browser? It follows simple client server way of interaction. A proxy driver server sits between the client automation script in Java,Python, C# etc and browser. It is specific to the browser, such as ChromeDriver for Google’s Chrome, GeckoDriver for Mozilla’s Firefox, etc.

To run WebDriver script on chrome browser, we need to first start the ChromeDriver server by instantiating particular driver class.

using (IWebDriver driver= new ChromeDriver())

{ }

Then driver server launches the Chrome browser and starts listening on a particular port Listening on the port refers to accepting HTTP request which can be GET,POST etc.

For every selenium command, WebDriver creates a HTTP request and sends the request to the proxy driver server. All steps to be executed on browser are interpreted and executed by proxy driver server. It receives and sends back response from browser to client automation scripts.

For Ex : driver.Navigate().GoToUrl(“https://thealivecard.com/“);

Above command opens up specified Url in browser.

WebDriver uses JSON wire protocol for communicating between client and proxy driver server.

Test execution is facilitated by testing frameworks like NUnit, JUnit, MSTest etc. Testing framework provide features like test annotations, assertions which makes test automation easier.

For Ex : In NUnit, [Test] annotation marks method in test class to be executed as test

In NUnit, Assert class provides many methods to compare and verify test outputs

For Ex : Assert.AreEqual(link.Displayed, true);

Below is sample code assembled together to help you say Hello to Selenium 🙂

using System;
using NUnit.Framework;
using OpenQA.Selenium;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Chrome;
namespace SampleTest
{
public class HelloSelenium
{

private const string HomeUrl = “https://thealivecard.com/”;

[Test]
public void LoadApp()
{
using (IWebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver())
{

driver.Navigate().GoToUrl(HomeUrl);
Thread.Sleep(3000); driver.quit()’

}

}
}

}

Hope this post will help you to get started with Selenium webdriver Next time , we will explore some interesting scripts in selenium test automation

Till then, keep testing Keep sharing

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General Topic Information Technology Software Testing

Test cycle

Hello and Namaste…………Welcome to yet another post for software testing. In this post, we are going to know about how a typical test cycle functions.

After software requirements are understood and analysed well, developers write code. When development is completed, software developed is released to QA team for testing. A software is released as “build”. Build refers to process in which programs are compiled together to make tangible software component or product so that it can be tested for functional and non functional requirements.

A typical functional test cycle consists of smoke testing,testing change requests, regression testing, ad hoc testing, and retesting if applicable.

Smoke testing : Whenever software build with new features or enhancements or bug fixes is released, build is validated for critical functionality of application . If smoke scenarios aka critical functionality of application is working, then smoke test status is said to be pass and build is accepted for further QA examination. Otherwise if build fails smoke test is fail and build is rejected

Regression testting : In regression testing , software components influenced by new changes or features are tested in detail. Impact area is determined by scope of changes done. If changes done are limited to few components, then only relevant modules are tested otherwise whole system is tested to verify wheather changes done have affected any other functionality

Ad hoc testing : Ad hoc testing validates system in general. End to end scenarios are tetsed across application without focusing on any particular feature or module. Ad hoc testing is preferred if test cycle has limited time and impact of new changes is less

Retesting : Retesting of fixed issues is carried out for any of bug fixed and given for QA verification

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General Topic

Open Letter to Irrfan

Dear Irrfan,


What is success, stardom and fame ? Is it so unobtainable that there is a sense of invincibility attached to it. In a country like India where we worship our stars, came a man with a tinkering hope and a beacon of light that showed us that success is bound to hardwork and discipline.


Playing a Cab driver in Piku one of my favorite films you just showed the world that everyone has to sort their own problems. I reluctantly agreed to watch Paan Singh as I was tired of the zillion sports films that bollywood churns every year, but to my pleasent surprise your army officer turned sports person turned bandit king tragic story brought chills to my spine, I wonder if anybody else would have picked up this script.


You are not my most favorite actor because my criteria are wrong, I keep on looking at the sky when I should have known that the true star was always nearby. Gone too soon. But as Pi you only said, “The whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye”

Yours Truly,
Rushi

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Parenting

Attention parents! You are under surveillance!

Got baffled by the title?? But yes, this is a fact. Your kids are watching you day and night. You may call your child ten times,  your kid may not respond and may seem engrossed in something. But you start talking with your husband or with your friend and you will find that their antenna is always directed towards you. If you are talking about the kids then they will not miss even a single word.

You try to sit comfortably and discuss something with your husband and I am ready to bet if your kid doesn’t come running towards you and occupy space between you and your husband. 

Once my kid was spending his vacation with his grandparents. After couple of days I received a call from my mother in law (MIL) asking whether we had a fight regarding who should clean the kitchen platform in the night. I was more embarrassed than surprised by this question. She narrated the afternoon’s incident. That day the kids were playing “Mummy Daddy” game. My kid was acting as the Daddy and our neighbour’s daughter was acting as the Mummy. During this role play the Daddy asked Mummy to clean the kitchen platform and the Mummy readily agreed. Now the little Daddy gave instructions to the Mummy, “Hey how come you readily agreed to clean kitchen platform?? You should say that it’s your turn to do it today and fight” My wizened MIL had guessed what must have happened and had called me. Plus I got a free advice that we should not fight in front of the kiddo. All I remember is my kid was engrossed in watching cartoons in other room when we were fighting. I am sure even you would have experienced similar thing.

I remember when I was a kid my mother used to have her college in the early morning (she was a teacher). She used to finish cooking and other chores before her college. She used to be in great hurry. If we sisters wouldn’t follow discipline she used to scold us. She used to get delayed. But I used to feel what’s there to scold us for such a small thing. When I would grow up I wouldn’t lose my temper by such a small thing. But alas! That’s not the case. When placed in similar circumstances unknowingly my reactions are exactly same as my mother and not what I always envisaged.

In my office it was normal for people to distribute chocolates on their birthdays. All the kids love chocolates. So did my kiddo. So used to bring those chocolates home and share with my kiddo. After few days I realised whenever kids used to distribute chocolates in his school he started bringing them home. He used open then only after I came home. Or when he used to fall sick I used to check his temperature after every 2-3 hours. Now when I fall sick he does the same without anyone telling him anything!

Jokes apart, but parents we are seriously being watched 24*7. Our kids are going to immitate us in similar circumstances. Our advices may not work. Actions speak louder than words.  Kids learn more by watching our behavior than what we tell them. We are the role model to our kids. I would like to conclude by saying be the man you want your child to become!

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