Wednesday, December 27

School Days - III

Thanks to DVD, I was able to travel with out issues, he provided a two wheeler for the day.
I went to school straight and met Sister Josy there. I also met Hymavathy teacher and Padmini teacher.

I met some students from Class X, and spoke with them. I learnt from Sister Josy that Santosh, the watch man, and Adam, the keeper for Dogs and pets, have died. Deshpathi sir has retired. Sister Lancy died two years back with Kidney failure. One of the Daisy sisters is at Papua New Guinea, Sister Daisy Jacob. And the other at Vizag.
Sundari teacher is no longer at School, same with Francilla teacher and Shanthi teacher. Kamala teacher and Hemasundari teacher (Hindi) are still there.
Ramarao sir has baldened and Anjaneyulu sir lost his teeth. I also met Kamala's sister, who is working as a teacher there. LEarnt from her that Kamala is working at Mandavelli as a teacher, married to another teacher and has a son. I met Neeraja who is working as a teacher at Avanigadda. She recently lost her younger brother and staying with her second sister and aunt. She lost her parents couple of years back, one after another, and is still unmarried.
Meeting all these people was good. I then met DVD, Amarnadh and Poorna. Meeting all these people in a day, sharing some memories and then returning back home with a pleasant and happyy mind, that was the intention, well acheived.

Monday, December 18

School Days - II

One day, I had this urge to talk to some one from the teaching fraternity and checked the number for school on internet. it was past 9:00pm in India then, I still called one number. Then another number.

I got response from the second number, through which i was able to get in touch with Sr.Josy, the new HM.

After talking to her, and sharing some details about the teachers, I fekt that I should visit the place. I told her that I would be coming on Monday, the following, as I had planned to visit VJA already.

I called DVD, my classmate from school and informed him the same. I also requested him to arrange a vehicle, a two wheeler, so that I can travel without any problem in MTM.

I informed my parents too about the same. Dad said that I can travel, after completing some bank work on Monday.

Come Monday morning, and I was in double thoughts, should I or should I not travel. Earlier, I missed the marriages of a couple of classmates in the same manner.

I see a missed call from MTM code and find that DVD called me to inform me of the vehicle and also check when I am starting. I told him I will start after the work around 11, and I wanted to stick to that.

So, I complete the work, go the Busstand and board the Bus to MTM. I was lucky to get a Non-Stop just before it started to leave the bay.

to be continuted...


Surprises and shocks
Pleasant memories
Forgettable events
Cherishing moments
Caring family
Loving friends
Hating people
Memorable minutes
Unexpected turns
Twists that keep changing
Loops that never end
Relationships that last for ever
This is life

My Thoughts

A thought comes my way
Asking me my accomplishments
Proding into my life
Find that there are none

Another thought comes my way
Asking me about my well wishers
A check at my friends list
I find there are many

Yet another thought comes my way
Reminds me of my goals
One is acheived I answer it
Another is to be acheived I tell it

Wednesday, December 13

School Days - 1

It is 14 years since I came out of my school and 15th year is going on. I am not an active person then, as I am now. Still, I consider that I am active enough.

We were two sections, nearly 65 each, 4 groups, teasings, fights, arguments, fun, everything, it was part and parcel of life then.

After school, I lost touch with many. I wanted to get in touch with them again, and thanks to net, I am able to. Its an old story now.

We formed a group, and slowly, one by one, the class in getting in touch with each other.

Well, some thing happened in the past few days. The rest of the series will cover what has happened on each day.

Tuesday, November 28

Li Da's Blog

This is my excolleague and good friend's blog on Blogspot. Looks like he took to blogging after moving to Bangalore.

Li Da stands for Lionel David, and he is one of my good friends. It was fun when he wa with us, cos, we used to fight almost every other day, and at the same time, support when required. I am not sure if he would agree with this.

He got a good opprtunity and he moved ahead for good :-)

Good Luck buddy

Friday, November 17

What’s the Secret to Your Success?

This is an article I came across on internet. This speaks of the responsiveness at work and its effect on our career. Good advice for aspiring leaders :-)

Thanks Mr.Michael Hyatt, for sharing your experience and the valuable tips

New blogger settings

Yep, my blogs here are configured using the new settings from beta version and they are pretty cool. I experimented a lot on this and here is the blog that u see as a result of those experiments

Advantages of working in an upcoming startup

when I moved from Hyderabad to Chennai, this is a small company with around 30 employees, at Chennai and US. I am still not sure of what made me take the decision to move to this place, but, after two years here, I am glad that I made the move and never regretted the decision.

Today, we are 300+work force, with 6 facilities in India and couple in US. Its still growing. I am happy and feel proud to be one of the people who worked towards its growth. I joined here as a Analyst programmer, and with in short duration, I had grown to the level of taking care of a project with a team of 10 members on my own, as a PL. I got the opp to work in the areas I like, work in the project I like and do what I like. Career wise, I got complete freedom to chose my path.

I am able to resume a lot of activities that I used to take up in school and college. Basically, I am learning, learning to be a leader, learning to do a lot of things. The management trusted me and trusts me and I am working hard to keep it up.

I think that if I had not made the move, where would I have been and I cannot even imagine. I never thought of it. I cannot even think of moving from here. but, there might be a day, when I get married, when I had to leave all these wonderful people and the company and step into a new life.

I donno when it happens, but, till then, I am here

Lessons learnt in managing a team

Some of the lessons I had learnt across the experience of working with different people and projects and clients from different countries are

1 Communicate as much as possible. modes of communication can be anything, but communicate. Only when you communicate, can you know what exactly you are doing and how the task is to be completed. Even a small task needs good communication. Well communicated and documented tasks are always a success
2. Question the person giving the task or requirements, if you feel that it is not the way. You may be wrong, but, it need not be that the other person is right.
3. Brainstorming a problem helps you in acheiving it earlier, with little re-work. else, you may end up doing more work and spend more time than you spend on the brainstorming session and the development.
4. Accept mistakes and be open for changes. Technology is changing so fast and we should be ready to change with it. We may not be able to catch up immediately, but, we should not be in a position that we can never catch it.
5. Learn to adapt to the mindset of the person with whom you are dealing, and this is applicable for all the people, irrespective of the culture or nationality. This does not mean that we need to change ourselves. We can be oursleves, still, learning about the other person and trying to make things happen as per that person would be helpful for them. it need not be a senior, it can be ur junior also, some one who is reporting to you
6. Let the people manage themselves, this is what one of my managers used to say and thats very apt. If you have a team that can manage itself, your work is reduced. else you end up working for them. And you can never grow.
7. Giving space for others to execute their tasks in the way they wish to do is also important.
8. A major lesson I learnt by experience is that, if you want to have a team that is close to you and trust you, never ever take up their work. even if they cannot do that. Let some one else do that, be a guide and guide them. Overlook how things are going.
9. Interfering in the work of team is what many tend to do. Everyone should be capable of making their own decisions, we should make and let others make theirs. if they are not ready to make, we should help them in doing that, rather than take decisions for them.

All these, I learnt from my experience and experience of others. These are quite few. Many more are there, which would be shared soon.

I am able to recognise the above mentioned issues, thanks to my management. They helped me, guided me, gave me the opportunities. And are still giving me, with trust :-)

Seat belt - its required

couple of weeks back, one of our directors was supposed to visit our facility at Chennai. We came to office, expecting him to be there at any moment. Then, we get a news that he met with a serious accident the earlier day, and hence, not coming. we tried to reach him, but could not.

Some how, we reached him, and came to understand that he is fine and he lost the mobile.

Now, later, one of our colleagues explained what has happened and also gave us a photoshow. Seeing it, we were able to understand the magnitude (hope the word is right) of the accident. The car was damaged completly in the front. We learnt that it had leapt 50 mts into the air and got reversed. Some thing sort of what they show in films. Inspite of all this, he came with little injuries. The reason, he was wearing seat belt.

We were all happy that he is fine, and one lesson learnt is to use seat belt at all times.

Those of you out there who are reluctant to use seat belts while travelling, please start using them. They might cause discomfort for few mins, but, using it is worth a life.

Monday, October 23

Diwali is different this time. We actually planned to travel to my native, myself and my sis. However, our parents came here and we had celebrations with our aunt's family.

The Diya's were lighted in the traditional way and the house was decorated. We even lighted few candles inside the house. The house is a recent construction and is getting decorated for the first time for Diwali.

While decoration is going on, Kids have started playing the crackers. Teanants of the houses as well as my cousin's cousin's too joined.. Flowerpots, CRackers, Bombs, Shooting stars, Rockets, all these were fired.
Though the day started with a mishap of losing some jewellery, it ended peacefully, with out any problems

Some more memories soon

Monday, October 9

Photoshow for my cousins :-)

The above is the photoshow I had prepared using the snaps of our cousins pets.

Friday, September 15

Crazy about History - 2

I am still crazy about history. I regret now why I had not taken history as my subject.

There is something in past that fascinates me. Might be the different stories afloat or the mysteries surrounding the people of that time, there is something that is there.

when I came to know about Indian History in brief, and some little info later, I felt that there were a lot of missing links. Glad that I was right. What ever we read about India in books is very little, not even .1% of its great history.

Where in the history books is it mentioned about the visit of St.Thomas, one of the Apostles of Jesus, to India? Where are we getting info about the origin of Christianity, the famous Syrian Christians, St.Thomas Christians?

Have anyone read about the landing of Jews in Kerala and the details of the one of the Oldest Synagougues in the world present at Fort Cochin?

What about the history of Nagas who were the original inhabitants of Srilanka, and Southern Most part of India? How come we are seeing them only in Nagaland now?

These are some of the few points that I came across over internet.

Thanks to Internet and people intrested in sharing their knowledge, I am learing a lot

Sunday, September 10

Kamat's Potpourri: Biography of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

Kamat's Potpourri: Biography of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar:

I am a crazy fan of history. More crazy when its related to India.

India had gone through different phases and one is the struggle for independence by different kindgdoms of India, from the rule of Britishers, French and Dutch.

The legacy of different kingdoms and kings, their work for the society, the architectural marvels, the fights , all these are a wonder for me.

Veer Savarkar, is one of the intriguing personalities for me and here is a link to his life history...

Monday, August 21

MusicalNirvana - Articles on Ustad Bismillah Khan

MusicalNirvana - Articles on Ustad Bismillah Khan

Browsing the net, an article on Ustad's name in TOI caught my eye. Sensing something wrong, I opened it only to find that he passed away on 17th. Inspite of being on net every day, for more than 16 hours, reading ET frontpage everyday, I was unaware.

He is one of the Musical Mastero's whom I prefer to listen at any time of the day. classical music is my way for relaxation, whether its Carnatic or Hindustani, Vocal or instrumental, its always melodious when played by experts. Many a times, after returning from a hard day at work, feeling tired, I switch on the music and get a soothing sleep. However, the same is not felt if u try to relax watching TV. Reading is another aspect that provides me with the required relazxation.

Coming back, it is sad to learn that he passed without fulfilling his last wish. He is said to be a man of Simplicity. I feel that in this world where every thing is done for monetary benefits, he is never learnt to do that, else, for his skills, he would have been sitting in riches.

Saturday, July 22

Why Ramana Maharshi here

Some of those who read this might have wondered why the change suddenly?
Let me explain.

Long long ago, more than half a centuary back, this happened, before my Dad was born. I learnt it from my Grandma.
Grandpa (Dad's Father) used to work for South India Insurance and was one of the high middle class persons of that time. He used to maintain a car itseems. Before the birth of Dad, he had happened to go on a trip to Arunachalam, where Ramana Maharshi stays, along with his entourage. On the way up the hill, the car met with an accident and started rolling down. It got stopped in midst due to a small rock and all the lives were saved. Here, in our native place, a lady who sees the future came to our house itseems and told about it to my Grandma itseems. Grandma was pregnant itseems and she had also told that a boy will be born and he has to be named after Lord Venkata Ramana or Balaji of Tirupathi. When Grandpa came home, Granny questioned him and confirmed that the news is true. Well, it was a boy and he was named Venkata Ramana. It is my Dad :-) I am not sure as to after whome Grandpa named my DAD, Lord or Ramana Maharshi.

Later in the years, 12 years back, Dad was suffering with Piles and once it was so critical that a doctor had operated on him and damaged the rectum. We did not understand what was the issue, but Dad's health was failing everyday. Thanks to Dr.avva Satyamurthy of Machilipatnam, we traced the specialist at Sri. Ramana Hospitals, Chennai, who saved my Dad's life, after two months at Hospital and 5 operations. Thanks to him Dad is safe and sound now. It was God's grace that we got right people at right time to save us. Well, again, here, we came across Ramana maharshi's photo, everyday, we used to see it.

After 12 years, I moved to chennai on work and now, I come across his photo everyday. Thats when I thought that there must have been some connection for us with him. He, the almighty alone knows the facts. I like the face with a gentle smile and feel peace on seeing the picture.

I did a search on internet and came across the article that I had blogged here in peices.

Thats the whole story.

Final release

God, what a tension before the final release. Every release is filled with tension and final would mean more tension.
The project, that got extended on and on due to CR's is finally coming to an end and there is a lot of work to be done before the release.

One thing is true, sitting in the chair of PL is not as easy as it seems to the outsider. We need to be good in every field, technically sound, functionally good, manage the team well, take care of them, deal with the clients properly, take care their issues, satisfy the management, what not should we do. And finally, take the blame and heat from all the sources, but, not pass it to the lower rung.

For a woman, managing a team with guys, that too, with some elder and some more experienced, its a major challenge.

Friday, July 14

The Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi website - Publications frameset

The Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi website - Publications frameset:

16. What is the nature of the Self?
What exists in truth is the Self alone. The world, the individual soul, and God are appearances in it. like silver in mother-of-pearl, these three appear at the same time, and disappear at the same time. The Self is that where there is absolutely no "I" thought. That is called "Silence". The Self itself is the world; the Self itself is "I"; the Self itself is God; all is Siva, the Self.
17. Is not everything the work of God?
Without desire, resolve, or effort, the sun rises; and in its mere presence, the sun-stone emits fire, the lotus blooms, water evaporates; people perform their various functions and then rest. Just as in the presence of the magnet the needle moves, it is by virtue of the mere presence of God that the souls governed by the three (cosmic) functions or the fivefold divine activity perform their actions and then rest, in accordance with their respective karmas. God has no resolve; no karma attaches itself to Him. That is like worldly actions not affecting the sun, or like the merits and demerits of the other four elements not affecting all pervading space.
18. Of the devotees, who is the greatest?
He who gives himself up to the Self that is God is the most excellent devotee. Giving one's self up to God means remaining constantly in the Self without giving room for the rise of any thoughts other than that of the Self. Whatever burdens are thrown on God, He bears them. Since the supreme power of God makes all things move, why should we, without submitting ourselves to it, constantly worry ourselves with thoughts as to what should be done and how, and what should not be done and how not? We know that the train carries all loads, so after getting on it why should we carry our small luggage on our head to our discomfort, instead of putting it down in the train and feeling at ease?
19. What is non-attachment?
As thoughts arise, destroying them utterly without any residue in the very place of their origin is non-attachment. Just as the pearl-diver ties a stone to his waist, sinks to the bottom of the sea and there takes the pearls, so each one of us should be endowed with non-attachment, dive within oneself and obtain the Self-Pearl.
20. Is it not possible for God and the Guru to effect the release of a soul?
God and the Guru will only show the way to release; they will not by themselves take the soul to the state of release. In truth, God and the Guru are not different. Just as the prey which has fallen into the jaws of a tiger has no escape, so those who have come within the ambit of the Guru's gracious look will be saved by the Guru and will not get lost; yet, each one should by his own effort pursue the path shown by God or Guru and gain release. One can know oneself only with one's own eye of knowledge, and not with somebody else's. Does he who is Rama require the help of a mirror to know that he is Rama?
21. Is it necessary for one who longs for release to inquire into the nature of categories (tattvas)?
Just as one who wants to throw away garbage has no need to analyse it and see what it is, so one who wants to know the Self has no need to count the number of categories or inquire into their characteristics; what he has to do is to reject altogether the categories that hide the Self. The world should be considered like a dream.
22. Is there no difference between waking and dream?
Waking is long and a dream short; other than this there is no difference. Just as waking happenings seem real while awake. so do those in a dream while dreaming. In dream the mind takes on another body. In both waking and dream states thoughts. names and forms occur simultaneously.
23. Is it any use reading books for those who long for release?
All the texts say that in order to gain release one should render the mind quiescent; therefore their conclusive teaching is that the mind should be rendered quiescent; once this has been understood there is no need for endless reading. In order to quieten the mind one has only to inquire within oneself what one's Self is; how could this search be done in books? One should know one's Self with one's own eye of wisdom. The Self is within the five sheaths; but books are outside them. Since the Self has to be inquired into by discarding the five sheaths, it is futile to search for it in books. There will come a time when one will have to forget all that one has learned.
24. What is happiness?
Happiness is the very nature of the Self; happiness and the Self are not different. There is no happiness in any object of the world. We imagine through our ignorance that we derive happiness from objects. When the mind goes out, it experiences misery. In truth, when its desires are fulfilled, it returns to its own place and enjoys the happiness that is the Self. Similarly, in the states of sleep, samadhi and fainting, and when the object desired is obtained or the object disliked is removed, the mind becomes inward-turned, and enjoys pure Self-Happiness. Thus the mind moves without rest alternately going out of the Self and returning to it. Under the tree the shade is pleasant; out in the open the heat is scorching. A person who has been going about in the sun feels cool when he reaches the shade. Someone who keeps on going from the shade into the sun and then back into the shade is a fool. A wise man stays permanently in the shade. Similarly, the mind of the one who knows the truth does not leave Brahman. The mind of the ignorant, on the contrary, revolves in the world, feeling miserable, and for a little time returns to Brahman to experience happiness. In fact, what is called the world is only thought. When the world disappears, i.e. when there is no thought, the mind experiences happiness; and when the world appears, it goes through misery.
25. What is wisdom-insight (jnana-drsti)?
Remaining quiet is what is called wisdom-insight. To remain quiet is to resolve the mind in the Self. Telepathy, knowing past, present and future happenings and clairvoyance do not constitute wisdom-insight.
26. What is the relation between desirelessness and wisdom?
Desirelessness is wisdom. The two are not different; they are the same. Desirelessness is refraining from turning the mind towards any object. Wisdom means the appearance of no object. In other words, not seeking what is other than the Self is detachment or desirelessness; not leaving the Self is wisdom.
27. What is the difference between inquiry and meditation?
Inquiry consists in retaining the mind in the Self. Meditation consists in thinking that one's self is Brahman, existence-consciousness-bliss.
28. What is release?
Inquiring into the nature of one's self that is in bondage, and realising one's true nature is release.

The Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi website - Publications frameset

The Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi website - Publications frameset:

13. The residual impressions (thoughts) of objects appear wending like the waves of an ocean. When will all of them get destroyed?
As the meditation on the Self rises higher and higher, the thoughts will get destroyed.
14. Is it possible for the residual impressions of objects that come from beginningless time, as it were, to be resolved, and for one to remain as the pure Self?
Without yielding to the doubt "Is it possible, or not?", one should persistently hold on to the meditation on the Self. Even if one be a great sinner, one should not worry and weep "O! I am a sinner, how can I be saved?"; one should completely renounce the thought "I am a sinner"; and concentrate keenly on meditation on the Self; then, one would surely succeed. There are not two minds - one good and the other evil; the mind is only one. It is the residual impressions that are of two kinds - auspicious and inauspicious. When the mind is under the influence of auspicious impressions it is called good; and when it is under the influence of inauspicious impressions it is regarded as evil.
The mind should not be allowed to wander towards worldly objects and what concerns other people. However bad other people may be, one should bear no hatred for them. Both desire and hatred should be eschewed. All that one gives to others one gives to one's self. If this truth is understood who will not give to others? When one's self arises all arises; when one's self becomes quiescent all becomes quiescent. To the extent we behave with humility, to that extent there will result good. If the mind is rendered quiescent, one may live anywhere.
15. How long should inquiry be practised?
As long as there are impressions of objects in the mind, so long the inquiry "Who am I?" is required. As thoughts arise they should be destroyed then and there in the very place of their origin, through inquiry. If one resorts to contemplation of the Self unintermittently, until the Self is gained, that alone would do. As long as there are enemies within the fortress, they will continue to sally forth; if they are destroyed as they emerge, the fortress will fall into our hands.

The Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi website - Publications frameset

The Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi website - Publications frameset: "
11. What is the means for constantly holding on to the thought 'Who am I?'
When other thoughts arise, one should not pursue them, but should inquire: 'To whom do they arise?' It does not matter how many thoughts arise. As each thought arises, one should inquire with diligence, 'To whom has this thought arisen?'. The answer that would emerge would be 'To me'. Thereupon if one inquires 'Who am I?', the mind will go back to its source; and the thought that arose will become quiescent. With repeated practice in this manner, the mind will develop the skill to stay in its source. When the mind that is subtle goes out through the brain and the sense-organs, the gross names and forms appear; when it stays in the heart, the names and forms disappear. Not letting the mind go out, but retaining it in the Heart is what is called 'inwardness' (antar-mukha). Letting the mind go out of the Heart is known as 'externalisation' (bahir-mukha). Thus, when the mind stays in the Heart, the 'I' which is the source of all thoughts will go, and the Self which ever exists will shine. Whatever one does, one should do without the egoity 'I'. If one acts in that way, all will appear as of the nature of Siva (God).
12. Are there no other means for making the mind quiescent?
Other than inquiry, there are no adequate means. If through other means it is sought to control the mind, the mind will appear to be controlled, but will again go forth. Through the control of breath also, the mind will become quiescent; but it will be quiescent only so long as the breath remains controlled, and when the breath resumes the mind also will again start moving and will wander as impelled by residual impressions. The source is the same for both mind and breath. Thought, indeed, is the nature of the mind. The thought "I" is the first thought of the mind; and that is egoity. It is from that whence egoity originates that breath also originates. Therefore, when the mind becomes quiescent, the breath is controlled, and when the breath is controlled the mind becomes quiescent. But in deep sleep, although the mind becomes quiescent, the breath does not stop. This is because of the will of God, so that the body may be preserved and other people may not be under the impression that it is dead. In the state of waking and in samadhi, when the mind becomes quiescent the breath is controlled. Breath is the gross form of mind. Till the time of death, the mind keeps breath in the body; and when the body dies the mind takes the breath along with it. Therefore, the exercise of breath-control is only an aid for rendering the mind quiescent (manonigraha); it will not destroy the mind (manonasa).
Like the practice of breath-control. meditation on the forms of God, repetition of mantras, restriction on food, etc., are but aids for rendering the mind quiescent.
Through meditation on the forms of God and through repetition of mantras, the mind becomes one-pointed. The mind will always be wandering. Just as when a chain is given to an elephant to hold in its trunk it will go along grasping the chain and nothing else, so also when the mind is occupied with a name or form it will grasp that alone. When the mind expands in the form of countless thoughts, each thought becomes weak; but as thoughts get resolved the mind becomes one-pointed and strong; for such a mind Self-inquiry will become easy. Of all the restrictive rules, that relating to the taking of sattvic food in moderate quantities is the best; by observing this rule, the sattvic quality of mind will increase, and that will be helpful to Self-inquiry. "

The Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi website - Publications frameset

The Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi website - Publications frameset: "8. What is the nature of the mind?
What is called 'mind' is a wondrous power residing in the Self. It causes all thoughts to arise. Apart from thoughts, there is no such thing as mind. Therefore, thought is the nature of mind. Apart from thoughts, there is no independent entity called the world. In deep sleep there are no thoughts, and there is no world. In the states of waking and dream, there are thoughts, and there is a world also. Just as the spider emits the thread (of the web) out of itself and again withdraws it into itself, likewise the mind projects the world out of itself and again resolves it into itself. When the mind comes out of the Self, the world appears. Therefore, when the world appears (to be real), the Self does not appear; and when the Self appears (shines) the world does not appear. When one persistently inquires into the nature of the mind, the mind will end leaving the Self (as the residue). What is referred to as the Self is the Atman. The mind always exists only in dependence on something gross; it cannot stay alone. It is the mind that is called the subtle body or the soul (jiva).
9. What is the path of inquiry for understanding the nature of the mind?
That which rises as 'I' in this body is the mind. If one inquires as to where in the body the thought 'I' rises first, one would discover that it rises in the heart. That is the place of the mind's origin. Even if one thinks constantly 'I' 'I', one will be led to that place. Of all the thoughts that arise in the mind, the 'I' thought is the first. It is only after the rise of this that the other thoughts arise. It is after the appearance of the first personal pronoun that the second and third personal pronouns appear; without the first personal pronoun there will not be the second "

The Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi website - Publications frameset

The Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi website - Publications frameset: "2. If I am none of these, then who am I?
After negating all of the above-mentioned as 'not this', 'not this', that Awareness which alone remains - that I am.
3. What is the nature of Awareness?
The nature of Awareness is existence-consciousness-bliss
4. When will the realization of the Self be gained?
When the world which is what-is-seen has been removed, there will be realization of the Self which is the seer.
5. Will there not be realization of the Self even while the world is there (taken as real)?
There will not be.
6. Why?
The seer and the object seen are like the rope and the snake. Just as the knowledge of the rope which is the substrate will not arise unless the false knowledge of the illusory serpent goes, so the realization of the Self which is the substrate will not be gained unless the belief that the world is real is removed.
7. When will the world which is the object seen be removed?
When the mind, which is the cause of all cognition's and of all actions, becomes quiescent, the world will disappear. "

The Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi website - Publications frameset

The Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi website - Publications frameset: "1 . Who am I ?
The gross body which is composed of the seven humours (dhatus), I am not; the five cognitive sense organs, viz. the senses of hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell, which apprehend their respective objects, viz. sound, touch, colour, taste, and odour, I am not; the five cognitive sense-organs, viz. the organs of speech, locomotion, grasping, excretion, and procreation, which have as their respective functions speaking, moving, grasping, excreting, and enjoying, I am not; the five vital airs, prana, etc., which perform respectively the five functions of in-breathing, etc., I am not; even the mind which thinks, I am not; the nescience too, which is endowed only with the residual impressions of objects, and in which there are no objects and no functioning's, I am not. "

SDLC of a Project

Normally, one would speak of system analysis, REquirement Gathering, SRS, development, testing, delivery, maintenance.

After being through a project for complete SDLC, I feel otherwise. Its only two, nope, three phases. Hectic work, Medium Hectic, Normal pace. A Project Manager and Leader, along with the functional consultant would be either in the Hectic or Medium Hectic Phases, all through the project duration. Developers would be in hectic situation just before releases and QA would be under hectic work during the first few releases. Else, it would be normal or Medium Hectic.

We start a project with an estimation, we get CR's, we change the estimation, then, the so called final release happens, and then, UAt, then, starts the series of CR's, and from here, every release is a final release till we actually end it. And this I notice is same with many projects held across different companies.

Any one differs????

Wednesday, July 12

Dear Terrorist...

Dear Terrorist,
Even if you are not reading this we don't care. Time and again you tried to disturb us and disrupt our life - killing innocent civilians by planting bombs in trains, buses and cars. You have tried hard to bring death and destruction, cause panic and fear and create communal disharmony but everytime you were disgustingly unsuccessful. Do you know how we pass our life in Mumbai? How much it takes for us to earn that single rupee? If you wanted to give us a shock then we are sorry to say that you failed miserably in your ulterior motives. Better look elsewere, not here.
We are not Hindus and Muslims or Gujaratis and Marathis or Punjabis and Bengaliies. Nor do we distinguish ourselves as owners or workers, govt.
employees or private employees. WE ARE MUMBAIKERS (Bombay-ites, if you like). We will not allow you to disrupt our life like this. On the last few occassions when you struck (including the 7 deadly blasts in a single day killing over 250 people and injuring 500+ in 1993), we went to work next day in full strength. This time we cleared everything within a few hours and were back to normal - the vendors placing their next order, businessmen finalizing the next deals and the office workers rushing to catch the next train. (Yes the same train you targetted)
Fathom this: Within 3 hours of the blasts, long queues of blood donating volunteers were seen outside various hospital, where most of the injured were admitted. By 12 midnight, the hospital had to issue a notification that blood banks were full and they didn't require any more blood. The next day, attendance at schools and office was close to 100%, trains & buses were packed to the brim, the crowds were back.
The city has simply dusted itself off and moved one - perhaps with greater vigour.
We are Mumbaikers and we live like brothers in times like this. So, do not dare to threaten us with your crackers. The spirit of Mumbai is very strong and can not be harmed.
Please forward this to others. U never know, by chance it may come to hands of a terrorist anywhere in the world and he can then read this message which is specially meant for him!!!
With Love,
From the people of Mumbai (Bombay)

Above is an email I had received today and I thought of putting it on my blog....

The above is true for the spirit of India, no matter what, we Indians keep on moving and try to move the world. Remember Atlas Shrugged? If Indians all over the world stop working, for a single week day, the effect can be felt far off...

And when it comes to working, any working class, across the world, if it stops working, the world would stop moving and we would be going back. Looks like its time for like minded people of the world come together and bring about a revolution, as envisaged by Ayn Rand in ATLAS Shruggged. It applies to the whole world, not just any country.

Tuesday, July 11

Mumbai Blasts

One more set of Blasts in Mumbai... Whos work is it now? Religious fundamentalists or powers intrested in seeing loss for Mumbai?

Time would tell, thats what we used to say earlier. Now, even time cannot tell, cos, the next minute, no one knows what happens. Evidences might get erased, witnesses might disappear, stories would be woven and events can get distorted. Thanks to the Media Hype, everyone knows whats happening, and even the powers that create these havocs. And this helps them to stay on Alert.

Breaking news, this is what its termed as and this causes harm many times. Dont you think so????

Saturday, May 20

Thanks to my Organization

Analyst Programmer -> Co-ordinator -> Functional Consultant -> Business Analyst -> Project Lead

Above is the transformation of my job role from Spetember 2005 till date

Learnt a lot of things, and need to learn more. Thanks to my current manager, and our directors, who are always encouraging and supporting, I am here. Thanks to our management that encourages skill, I am rejoicing

Thanks SGT :-)

Saturday, April 1

Donno where its leading to ???

Its bee a long time since I had written in any of my blogs. infact, my net presence has reduced to a large extent.

I dont regret it, for in this time, I had been spending my time completely on projects and learning new technologies.

There has been a change in my professional front. I am less in development and taking care of functional aspect and this is something new for me. Learning phase, for writing docs, and making things work.

Apart from work, there is lot I learnt to improve my self. Learnt a lot many things and still learning.

But, finally, I am not aware of where all this is leading to ...??? Good or Bad, only time has to tell