Showing posts from December, 2007

What is Islam? - Family's Favorite Video.

The music video is about “what is Islam”, the song is touching and reminds us of our duties as well Play

Harry Potter and Star Wars

During the time of Star Wars initial Trilogy, Luke Skywalker was the ultimate hero from “New Hope” to the “return of the Jedi “. Once the trilogy finished many came to the conclusion that the real hero was Darth Vader. It felt the same way with Deathly Hallows, For the record :- finished reading Harry Potter.

How to read better and faster

There was a time when i had this thought in my mind, i wanted to read, read a lot, and also got membership to libraries. With lots of books to read, and having too little time to read all of them it was looking like an impossible aspiration. If only I could read faster, and my speed was not like what I really needed. Then one fine day I stumbled upon a book by the name “How to read better and faster” by Norman Lewis. It lays down some techniques and practices to speed up the reading and it works. I thought I would share it with you all so that you can also skill up on reading.

Xtreme Programming Explained by Kent Buck

Xtreme Programming Explained is an amazing book by Kent Buck read about it here

Farshi Turab with english subtitles

Music is in every heart, the beat is a rhythm, the end of this life is marked by the end of this rhythm and this is where Farshi Turab begins … Play

SOA Boot camp Story

Invitation for boot camp had been set out, 3 working days to go, no materials available for the sessions, no certified instructors available, limited options for screening of participants. With all the above challenges we had to train a set of people and make them SOA Solution Designer certified (667).Raghu and Rajashree arranged invitations and logistics and Raghu mobilized the team, comprising in alphabetical order Bharath Duggirala, Jatinder Malik, Kasirajan Natarajan, Sobha R Warrier, Sowmya S Grama, Vidyadharan Elambila Veetil and myself. It was decided that first week I should be leading the event with Kasi and second week Bharath and Vidhya. Kasi and I did not have any opportunity to work together till now, we needed to understand each other and complement each other to make it happen. Throughout the session and a period of a week I discovered Kasi, (I don’t know why every person whom I meet always seem better than me). Every individual in our team would jump in at opportunitie

Blog selected for IBM Ad.

It was an honor coming back, my technical blog got selected for IBM ad :) here is the link IBM Add. .........

John's Experiments with truth

Anthony Sir was his name who taught Social Sciences in 8th standard in Hill Valley high school. His class was a form of wisdom packed into capsules; he gained respect for his age as well as for the way he was delivering his class. John who was nicknamed Gandhi, Hari was a good painter with many trophies to his credit. It was an honor for me to have two such friends in school. Like every one we also respected the teacher, during that time we considered him to be of higher stature than the lady who owns and runs the school. The incident which I wish to narrate is of John’s to depict his good character and determinism to do the right thing no matter the odds, and also the same incident which shook very moral fiber of such a good soul. Mr. Anthony was taking his class, making political statements, and view points that made us also think ‘aha …’ during the middle of the class he was invited to the head mistress’s room. Before he left the class he said, “Till I am back no one should speak”.

Inheritance Eldest : By Christopher Paolini

After Eragon, I got Inhertance Eldest By Christopher Paolini, and was putting it off to read it some time when free, suffering from fever and refusing to let go I started reading it. I soon realized that the book would not free me until it was finished. From Friday to Sunday late night I could not keep the book aside but for my prayers and to have food. The Varden’s; the resistance to King Galbatorix; celebration of success was short lived as grave immediate challenges sprang up. The intricacy of politics of finding a new leader for the Varden keeps you on the edge. Eragon was now called as Shade Slayer, but was not fully equipped to meet his destiny. The one who would mentor him to such a state has been introduced beautifully, the mentors efforts to train the apprentice and their interactions has been well narrated. Eragon also struggles to find a right focus in his training as Saphira the dragon states as “I believe, Eragon, that you are full of love and that you are looking for one