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Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar lake

February 28, 2014 Leave a comment

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Year (Career) in review

December 20, 2013 2 comments

I thought of retrospecting on 2012 and my career. It was really below average year for me. Those who have not seen me out of action for such a long time may be wondering, What happened to this guy? Well, to sum up all the problems I went through, this one phrase is enough.

Death-march project, Misplaced trust.

The more the height (trust) is the greater will be the impact when you fall.

What went well

Even though on the material plane everything went haywire, on the spiritual plane I have started.

What went wrong

I placed my trust in the wrong set of people

Chose a death-march project, (even though I knew it was a death-march) on basis of the misplaced trust.

The learnings

  • Workaholism as a way of life is a bad thing.
    • I sent my wife with my parents when she had to go for a test to confirm pregnancy.
    • I was not there with my wife when my daughter was born.
    • I hardly spent any time with my daughter when she was growing up.

    Indeed if I look back, all this seems stupid. I can never get these moments back in my life.

From peopleware

Workaholics will put in uncompensated  overtime. They’ll work extravagant hours, though perhaps with declining  effectiveness. Put them under enough pressure and they will go a long way toward spoiling their  personal  lives. But only for  a while.  Sooner or  later the message comes  through to even the most dedicated workaholic: Once that idea is digested, the worker is  lost  forever after to the project. The realization  that one has  sacrificed a more  important value (family,  love, home,  youth) for a  less  important value  (work) is devastating.


  • I was a zero in the spiritual plane till now. I learnt the hard way as to where to place trust. The only thing that is  trust worthy, permanent is the almighty itself.
  • There are no perfect leaders to depend on, be your own leader

Who are responsible

    To those who helped and to those who back stabbed
    Vazhga Valamudan
    I am the only person responsible. No one else.

What next

    To those interested in What I am planning to do next? I want to be away from this industry till financial situation permits. What next? Whatever it might be, please do not ask me to come back to this industry again. It hurts, every time someone asks me this (Even though the intentions may be noble). If you are well wisher, pray that I find a suitable choice and do not have to come back to this rut again.
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Directions to Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashrama / Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple in Girinagar, Bangalore

January 7, 2011 5 comments

I was searching directions to the Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple in Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashrama – Girinagar, Bangalore. I thought of providing the links to the google maps directions from Vidyapeeta Circle (which is nearby to where I stay) and from Outer ring road. You basically reach Seeta Circle and take a right or left depending on where you are coming from and get into Girinagar.

Google maps Directions From vidyapeeta circle – Click here

Google maps Directions From outer ring road – Click here

Once you get to Seeta Circle these micro level directions should help

Google maps Directions from Seeta Circle – Click here

Happy 2010

January 4, 2010 2 comments
Wish you all a happy and prosperous year ahead.
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Talking about When is work fun?

December 11, 2009 1 comment

Srini has this nice entry going in his blog 😉


When is work fun?

I was reading this article “How to Make Knowledge Work Fun” and liked these phrases and hence bookmarking the same

  • If you are serving people you don’t like to be with and are not getting paid, that is insanity.
  • If you are serving people you enjoy being with but are not getting paid, that is give-back.
  • If you are serving people you don’t like to be with but are getting paid, that is work.
  • If you are serving people you enjoy being with and are getting paid, that is fun
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    Happy New Year 2009

    January 2, 2009 Leave a comment
    Happy New Year 2009 to all the patrons of this blog.
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    RadCombobox & WATIN

    May 30, 2008 Leave a comment

    Recently we ran into the problem of selecting an item from a RadCombobox using WATIN. I had shared Ayende’s blog post which pointed to the execScript API earlier with my team. For some reason I didn’t pursue it further on the possibilities of using execScript to select an Item in RadCombobox. Today I thought of giving it a try after seeing the response from Telerik support & Elena Tosheva’s blog entry. I do not like the idea of fiddling with the RadCombobox rendering internals. Telerik does provide a client side object model to manipulate a RadCombobox. I decided to use that in combination with execScript to select an Item in the RadCombobox. Here is the code snippet.

            public static void SelectItemByValue(IE ie, string dropDownName, string valueToSelect)
    string javascript = string.Format(@"
    var dropDownClientObject = $find('{0}');
    var itemToSelect = dropDownClientObject.findItemByValue('{1}');
    alert('Unable to find Item with value {1}');
    alert('Unable to find DropDown with ID {0}');
    ", dropDownName, valueToSelect);
    ie.HtmlDocument.parentWindow.execScript(javascript, "javascript");

    I am open to inputs on any other better way of doing this. Hope this helps someone who is in need of this

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