Saturday, January 31, 2015

Indiblogger Meet - Jan 2015

We all go for different places or locales for entertainment. We also go to certain forums to get ideas and learn more, but when it comes to a Bloggers meet, its a different high. Its like an ocean of people, who have complete freedom to express whatever they want.. and whats more important - they are all together at one place. Just imagine the energy level of the place.  And if there is anything still amiss, thats taken care by the Indiblogger team. Wow. What an event.  Simply loved this event after a very long time.
And to be true - this was one event, in which we were talking closely about blogging rather than the , just the sponsor, and I think that should be the core of every bloggers meet.

Coming to the Sponsor of the event, ASUS, they came with a set of notebooks and PC's which were meant for home use. I liked both, with respect to the size and the usability.
The notebook was nice and sleek, and promised of a 12 hour battery life, which definitely makes it a great buy, also the weight. I found these two parameters for which I could for it, especially for my travel needs. I also liked the PC, but not the one on display. Primarily due to the size and also the RAM. Would have preferred bigger size, considering its a lifestyle product and just not another PC. And then in this age of laptops, I still love a PC, but it should have better capabilities than the laptop. The 2 GB RAM was not impressive, but they do have a one with 4GB and higher screen size, Maybe that's the one I would go for.

The number of games created,only so that we all bloggers meet each other was really thoughtful.
And then to end the same, there was a lovely dinner spread and couldn't have been a better evening spend than a bunch of bloggers, each one weird in its own unique way.

Hope to meet most of all, including the host Anoop and the Anwin in all subsequent Indiblogger meets.

But yes, sadly... we didnt get any T-shirts this time:( Even though they added more data into their databases with the size of the T-shirt :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

10 of My Favorite Books

A long standing Facebook request - to document 10 of the favorite books which I have read -
So, here it it... though not in any given order, purely random as I tried to recollect from my memory.

  1. Outliers : The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell
  2. Iacocca : An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca
  3. The Toyota Way : Jeffrey Liker
  4. Five Point Someone - Chetan Bhagat
  5. Gods ,Kings and Slaves : The Siege of Madurai - R-Venkatesh
  6. Chanakya's Chant - Ashwin Sanghi
  7. Kane and Abel - Jeffrey Archer
  8. I am another you - Priya Kumar
  9. Life Is What You Make It - Preeti Shenoy
  10. The Professional - Subroto Bagchi

I might down the road - Keep adding, to this same list and the same blog, so that I also keep remembering the good books which I have read.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Goals 2015

I wrote the goals for this year - 2015. I wouldn't want to call them as Resolutions but more so, as goals.
The difference being, Resolutions have the distinctive habit of getting broken. Goals are however , not having the same image :)

I have kept simple measurable goals and which are really achievable.

Friday, January 02, 2015


At the onset of this new year , I would like to wish the readers a very happy new year.

Thankfully for me, it started off on a very positive note. After a short new year eve party in my apartment complex, I had to head to the Passport Seva Kendra in the morning. And probably for the first time , I have seen Bangalore, with such heavy rains in the morning, It was very heavy, quite comparable to that in coastal side. I simply loved the drive on the new year eve, with mostly empty roads and the perfect amalgamation of cloudy and rains weather.

What followed in the PSK office, made me think that, this year will be a much positive one -
Though I was the 2nd person to reach the PSK office, when the door was finally opened, the others rushed inside to the counter to check for the documents. I did see one counter, which no one had queued up. I reluctantly went there and stood first in the line. Within a couple of minutes the person came at my counter and there was none at the other counters :) I had won my first battle. Due to this I was the first person to enter inside and everything was a breeze, and within 45 minutes everything was done and I was on my way out.

I just liked the way the new year panned for me. It just gives you a hope that, the rest of the year will be equally promising if not more.

Later in the evening, I met a friend and I would say, it was a great evening. It was a merger of the new with the old. Going through the by-lanes of Sadashivnagar, everything was so nostalgic.

Hoping to see the same positivity for the rest of the year....

One picture taken in the morning - During the rains - Not a great one, but good enough for me to remember this day.

And to sum up, I am only trying to follow the message in the 2nd picture. Hence starting the new year with a good note.

Happy New Year to everyone.