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Open Heart with Rajesh – 2

September 23rd, 2016 Comments off

This is continuation of the previous post with some more questions. One or two questions might repeat, hopefully they present you different prospectives of me.
Question 85): What’s more important,  truth or happiness. Why?
Ans: Happiness. Most of others do not have mental capacity to take truth

Question 86): Would you rather be rich or famous (can’t be both)?
Ans: Rich. I don’t need them actually. So between those rich is better choice.

Question 87): Why not famous ?
Ans: I don’t want to spend my time thinking about others. Being famous forces. It gives no value to my self.

Question 88): You believe it is vital to everyday life to know what is happening in the world around you? Explain.
Ans: A bit. But The definition of world around matters. Most people read useless news paper to know stuff that is of no value. Need to know big trends in state, country, and world. Mostly technology. Small details about which cinema for how much collections, which politician said what is useless.

Question 89): Knowing about technology is enough?
Ans: Mostly enough

Question 90): World is only technology? You mean other than technology everything is useless?
Ans: I read only tech news and they cover what I need from other areas also. Like overview of other stuff. You need very less of other stuff.

Question 91): Its better to learn about technology,  right?
Ans: Yes, Science and technology. Unless knowing other stuff is entertainment for you

Question 92): What are your career goals in 5, 10 and 15 years?
Ans: None. I have no career goals. I just started my career, and yet to get connected with that word.

Question 93): If you were told only had a week left to live,  what would you do?
Ans: Purpose to two or there girls first. Then if time is there write some thing down.

Question 94): Write something?
Ans: Not sure. Mostly will not get time. Would like to experience love.

Question 95): Did you ever do something that you didn’t want to,  just to fit in?
Ans: Yes, attend meetings in office. Not to fit it, but had to. Never did if that is optional. Did things not to hurt others. But that does not count as fit in. Never did anything to fit in I think.

Question 96): Will you do? Just to fit in?
Ans: No

Question 97): Are there any causes that you strongly- believe in?
Ans: Not sure what counts as causes

Question 98): What is the thing that you strongly believe?
Ans: This is meta question. Most of other answers are derivations from this. If you want short one… “Nothing matters”

Question 99): If you try any job for one day what would you choose?
Ans: Minister of education for state.

Question 100): How you would like the education system should be?
Ans: More choices, teach how to solve real problems

Question 101): What is the rank you are giving for present system?
Ans: 2 Out of 10

Question 102): you want others to know about you 100%? or what is now is enough?
Ans: I don’t mind if they know. But I post as it is no -ve for me. It may even add a bit. May help some girl to find me.

Question 103): What are you tired of hearing about?
Ans: Not getting many candidates to choose from. I normally avoid people who talk what I don’t like. May be I will answer later when I get in mind.

Question 104): What were you really into when you were younger but now think is silly?
Ans: I wanted to become a ‘Sanyasi’. I believed in god etc. And I blame Vivekananda for it. Or who ever written those books which are published under his name.

Question 105): What is the highest pressure situation you have experienced and how did you handle it?
Ans: I don’t remember much . But I think delivering or releasing some project long back. The feel pressure when I owe someone(money, compliance, code). I hate that feeling. I don’t remember how I did. Mostly okey I think. I try not to owe anything to anyone.⁠⁠⁠⁠

Question 106): What’s something you were really stressed about, it turned out to be no big deal?
Ans: Most of govt compliance issues. We just need to delegate it to some one who knows how to do.Now learned not to take them serious. There will be some procedure to handle it. and can be done.

Question 107): my question is different I think
Ans: Do not remember any one particular incident. Never got that much stressed on anything else

Question 108): what three events made the biggest impact on you who are you today?
Ans: 1. Buying my first computer. 2. Sending “hi” msg to my wife 3. Quitting +2 and joining Diploma. Thinking rational is biggest one, but that is not one time event

Question 109): What you choose: give up once lost the  patience or wait for the  result?
Ans: wrong question I think. if you loose patience then any one one will give up. If waiting means not given up. But most of the times, I give up some things and some I wait. But those I wait are my irrational behaviours that deal with my feelings. And those I give up are the mostly rational financial decisions.

Question 110): Can you wait for long?
Ans: I think I can wait for long compared to many others.

Question 111): What is the biggest doubt you have?
Ans: What do girls think? 🙂 or to be specific “what does she think”

Question 112): What do you think you know a lot about but probably don’t?
Ans: in other side, can I learn math if I start from scratch again? Actually this is also wrong question. Only way I can answer something to this is that if I just realized that I don’t know something. If I answer A, then it means I know that I probably dont. So I will not think I know a lot.

Question 113): What one question can you ask someone to find out the most about them?
Ans: What are the list of 4 questions which you want to ask some one to select them as your life partner?

Question 114): What do you think was silly until you tried it?
Ans: None. I never tried anything that is contradicting my views. And even if I try it rarely happened that I changed my view.

Question 115): What’s the most unusual but fun experience you’ve had?
Ans: Walking on road without shirt. May be not that much fun. Seems like not done enough things in life.

Question 116): Which aspect of your life is going really well right now and which aspect could you see help with?
Ans: Almost all except finding girlfriend are going fine. Only need help in that part. And maths. See even if the question is different, answers are coming as same.

Question 117): What was the most awkward conversation you ever had with someone?
Ans: When I had to convince a girl not to take serious note of who gave her number 🙂 (after she rejected for lunch/dinner).

Question 118): What fact do you try to ignore?
Ans: Good question. The near zero probability of finding a girl friend with the qualities I need.

Question 119): What simple change could you make in your life that would have the biggest positive impact?
Ans: Just started one experiment. For one year I will not hurt anyone with my words. Made a list of ~20 things to do while dealing with people. Hopefully it should removing the reputation that I am harsh. Started 3 days back. It is very easy to do actually. I will post the list in the blog.

Question 120): What job doesn’t exist but should?
Ans: Rationality finder. A consultant who questions all our irrational behaviours

Question 121): What do most of the people think about you that is totally untrue?
Ans: That I am anti social.

Question 122): What high level do you think you could lie your way into with no experience?
Ans: I can not lie. I am not comfortable.

Question 123): What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
Ans: Being happy most of the time. And I think I can build some impressive software but not sure exactly what it will do. 😀
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Question 124): ⁠⁠⁠What is something most people do easily but you find very difficult?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Talk to people as if they care.
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Question 125): ⁠⁠⁠What is something that many people take seriously but should not?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠What others think of them. Unless it directly impacts them.
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Question 126): ⁠⁠⁠What is something that you have never told anyone?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠None. I told everything.
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Question 127): ⁠⁠⁠What is your nemesis?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠What does that mean?
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Question 128): ⁠⁠⁠What you hate most?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Bulshit
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Question 129): ⁠⁠⁠Do you believe in love at first sight? 😊
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠No, ⁠⁠⁠I believe in dreams at first sight. 🙂
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Question 130): ⁠⁠⁠What’s the best thing about being male?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Probability of getting raped is less, and no problem with periods. Nothing else.
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Question 131): ⁠⁠⁠What double standard is ridiculous and needs to be ended?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Girls saying that boys want them for external beauty, and they do all the things just to attract them with that beauty only. This is not a big thing, but that is only thing getting in mind.
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Question 132): ⁠⁠⁠What is the most disgusting habit you have?
Ans: None.
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Question 133): ⁠⁠⁠What is the most interesting piece if trivia you know?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Most of the people fake their knowledge, seems like others act as they value it even if they know it.
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Question 134): ⁠⁠⁠What is society doing now that in 20 years will be laughed at and ridiculed?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠buying cars
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Question 135): ⁠⁠⁠Why do you think buying cars?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠in 20 years self driving cars will be there, and they will come when needed. no one will buy cars then. ⁠⁠⁠maybe people will still buy them, but driving cars is laughed at. ⁠⁠⁠will be
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Question 136): ⁠⁠⁠Who are some people you only met once but they left a big impression on you?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠None. I never remember anyone whom I met only once.
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Question 137): ⁠⁠⁠Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠20min early
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Question 138): ⁠⁠⁠What would constitute a ‘perfect’ day for you?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Spending a day in discussions and planning a project which involves a clever solution. Or talking total day with a girl having interesting view of life.
⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠I treat both at equal.
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Question 139): ⁠⁠⁠I think by these answers many can know your interest towards girls.
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠but those who read does not need it. they already know. ⁠⁠⁠Those who need to read it wont read as they dont know it exists.
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Question 140): ⁠⁠⁠Can i paste your blog link to any?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Sure, ⁠⁠⁠Anyone. ⁠⁠⁠It is public
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Question 141): ⁠⁠⁠What is the probability of beauty you see?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Means?
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Question 142): ⁠⁠⁠How girl should look like?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Confident and healthy.⁠⁠⁠If beauty is not there, then extra care has to go to dressing
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Question 143): ⁠⁠⁠Not clear
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Not sure what to tell then. ⁠⁠⁠Ask again
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Question 144): ⁠⁠⁠You want a good looking girl? ⁠⁠⁠Her beauty matters?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Decent enough is needed. ⁠⁠⁠Beauty matters when minds are same. ⁠⁠⁠But mind matters when beauty is same. ⁠⁠⁠80:20 mind vs beauty. ⁠⁠⁠Beauty is only needed when person is far. If near, then only mind matters mostly. ⁠⁠⁠But as there is no way to judge mind from distance I can only see beauty.
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Question 145): ⁠⁠⁠Do you agree that a woman’s mind is most difficult to understand?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I don’t think so. ⁠⁠⁠Should be same. May be due to culture they became closed entities. They can not openly speak what they need or want may be
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Question 146): ⁠⁠⁠Are you changing as fast as the world around us?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Much faster than in some aspects, slow in other. ⁠⁠⁠Faster than others in some aspects.
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Question 147): ⁠⁠⁠How do you define patience and humbleness?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Patience is valuing your relationship than your time. Humbleness is realizing that we/ what we have is the result of other people or just luck.
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Question 148): ⁠⁠⁠What roles do love and affection play in your life?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Very less actually. I normally don’t show much affection. And I don’t do any major thing just because I love some one.
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Question 149): ⁠⁠⁠What is the biggest dream you have to be fulfilled?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Building a AI machine.
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Question 150): ⁠⁠⁠In the past few months,  what is the smallest change you have made that has had biggest positive result?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Last week stopped shouting at people. Other than that did not make any changes.
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Question 151): ⁠⁠⁠what are the most important decisions you make as a leader of your organization?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Investing in Machine Learning, VR, AR. Also that training is much more important than just telling them. (still need to act on these)
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Question 152): ⁠⁠⁠What’s your philosophy in life?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠There is no meaning to life. So we just have to create our own. So mine is “be happy while doing interesting things. ”
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Question 153): ⁠⁠⁠Is what you’re doing now what you always wanted to do growing up?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I never thought what I wanted to do after I grow up. OR I don’t remember. I don’t plan what I wanted to do after 5 years. ⁠⁠⁠I make long term plans, but never plan what specific thing I want to do.
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Question 154): ⁠⁠⁠What are you most thankful for?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Rationality
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Question 155): ⁠⁠⁠Do you believe in second chances?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I believe many more chances
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Question 156): ⁠⁠⁠How do you define honesty?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Valuing word that is given more than many other things.
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Question 157): ⁠⁠⁠What you are trying to prove to yourself,  and how might it be hijacking your life and business success?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Was trying to prove that I can create interesting products. I won’t consider life as something that is not me. So trying to prove it self is life. In business for losses till now. But its okey. We did what we could. ⁠⁠⁠Never tried to prove anything that is not part of my regular life or business
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Question 158): ⁠⁠⁠What’s the next big thing you have coming up?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Nothing concrete yet. Still in planning and preparation stages. ⁠⁠⁠Mostly AR + ML
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Question 159): ⁠⁠⁠Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Middle
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Question 160): ⁠⁠⁠Who is that one person you can talk to about just anything?
Ans: No one person to talk to all aspects. Mostly ⁠⁠⁠Wife and Kisor.
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Question 161): ⁠⁠⁠What is one quality you admire most in others?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Passion to learn and improve.
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Question 162): ⁠⁠⁠What is something you learned in school that you think is useless today?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Telugu
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Question 163): ⁠⁠⁠Is your favourite time is past,    present or future?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Future
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Question 164): ⁠⁠⁠What is the main thing that makes you unique?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠No one thing makes any one unique. It is the mixture is unique. ⁠⁠⁠One thing I mainly noticed recently is the ability to question others when every one else is thinking opposite to you.
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Question 165): ⁠⁠⁠What does it mean to have courage?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Courage is doing things knowing that it may fail
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Question 166): ⁠⁠⁠If we learn from our mistakes,  why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Very less number of people learn from mistakes. Also those who learn from mistakes are not afraid. Also people who are afraid to make mistakes, think that they have some thing more to loose than gain if they make mistake.
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Question 167): ⁠⁠⁠What is your idea? You agree with learning from mistakes?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Yes, but lifetime is no enough if we have to learn in that way. There are much more easier ways, learn from other peoples mistakes.⁠⁠⁠People write about it books, articles etc. talk to them and see if there is anything to learn. Also no matter what we read some mistakes we have to do ourself. As no two people are same and what you feel in once situation is not same as what other person feels.
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Question 168): ⁠⁠⁠How do you know your perceptions are real?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠We can not know. We just have to trust the perceptions. Scientifically there is no proven way to know. ⁠⁠⁠If there are other people then you can know from them. But in that case real or not depends on if your perceptions are same as them. we can never know if both arte real or not.
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Question 169): ⁠⁠⁠What are you like when you don’t get what you want?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Little irritated. Will try to plan a different way of getting, and after long time may be accept that I can not get it.
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Question 170): ⁠⁠⁠Do you make your own decisions or let others make them for you?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I make my own on important issues. Anything non important I delegate. ⁠⁠⁠Also it depends on the capacity of the people around me. if I find some one better for the task, I prefer to delegate. ⁠⁠⁠Trust on their capacity is needed.
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Question 171): ⁠⁠⁠What is the truth and reality according to you?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Truth is fact. Reality is the base line perception that we all combinely establish as fact.
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Question 172): ⁠⁠⁠Is it easier to love or be loved?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠It is easier to love. ⁠⁠⁠Anything in our control is easy, and anything not in our control is difficult.
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Question 173): ⁠⁠⁠Does observation alter an event?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Except in quantum mechanics, I believe it does not alter in other aspects.
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Question 174): ⁠⁠⁠Are you open to new ways of looking at things even if they conflict with your own opinions?
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Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Always open to look in new ways. If it is with a person, I am willing if other person have spent more time studying it. If they are just followers of a particular belief then mostly I wont pay much attention to them. ⁠⁠⁠Not interested in looking in new ways of scientifically proven topics..  More interested in any other non scientific aspects. (people, relations)
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Question 175): ⁠⁠⁠What would you do differently if you knew no body would judge you?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠1. Will not iron my dress. 2. Will not change my way of talking. I will be more frank 3. Will ask many more girls for dating. 4. May be will remove all hair, (on head)
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Question 176): ⁠⁠⁠Now you are stopping to ask for date because Someone will judgr you?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠That is the only reason, otherwise why will I stop.
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Question 177): ⁠⁠⁠Is there something you stopped doing,  even though you love it?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Not anything that I can recollect. Even if there is something, it might be with other people and only reason I stopped doing might be because other person is not interested. it might be talking or friendship or doing some things together.
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Question 178): ⁠⁠⁠When is it time to stop calculating risk & rewards, and just go ahead do what you know is right?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠only when you don’t know how to calculate or there is not enough time to calculate.
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Question 179): ⁠⁠⁠Are you doing what you believe in or Are you settling for what you are doing?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I am doing what I believe in.
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Question 180): ⁠⁠⁠If money cannot buy happiness. Can you ever be truly happy with no money?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Money can buy happiness to some extent. Also it is good at giving short term happiness. Ans yes it is possible to be happy with no money if at least you have basic needs met. But without basic needs address, no I dont think it is possible to be happy. Again here also same rule applies. it may be possible to have short term happiness even if you are hungry and poor. But long term happiness needs basic requirements. After that it shifts the other way.
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Question 181): ⁠⁠⁠That means you agree with money can buy happiness in some cases, right?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Yes. I believe that. It depends on the present state of the person. And what kind of happiness we are looking for.
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Question 182): ⁠⁠⁠But not that money only can buy happiness, Right?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Right. after having lots of money, an apple will give more pleasure than getting 1000$.
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Question 183): ⁠⁠⁠What advice would you give to someone just starting out trying to do what you’re doing?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Keep your expenses to a level so that you can get that much by doing what you want to do. ⁠⁠⁠Then try to get the enjoyment from what ever they like doing. Concentrate on process and not goal. If no money is there in bank, then pay insurance for sure.
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Question 184): ⁠⁠⁠If you had to choose a totally different career/path,  what would it be?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I would prefer to be a doctor. Not a certified person by some organization, but a self made doctor and a bio medical researcher.
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Question 185): ⁠⁠⁠What do you dream about most often?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I don’t remember my dreams. I day dream about the outcomes of my projects and also about girls 🙂
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Question 186): ⁠⁠⁠How’s it different than you expected?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠no difference
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Question 187): ⁠⁠⁠What are 5 things you want more of right now? (could be physical things,  characteristics,  ideas, anything)
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠1. Math Skills, 2. Companions 3. Little more patience when dealing with people
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Question 188): ⁠⁠⁠No more?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠nope.
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Question 189): ⁠⁠⁠If crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else,  what would you want to know?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Nothing.
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Question 190): ⁠⁠⁠Is it worse to fail at something  or never attempt it in the first place?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Never attempting in first place.
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Question 191): ⁠⁠⁠Where is the line between insanity and creativity?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠If you can make other people believe in your insanity, then it is called creativity. Else it remains as insanity.
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Question 192): ⁠⁠⁠Should people care more about doing the right thing or doing things right?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠doing the right things.
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Question 193): ⁠⁠⁠What is your current state of mind?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠hungry.
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Question 194): ⁠⁠⁠What is your motto?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Dont have one. Maybe “enjoy life”.
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Question 195): ⁠⁠⁠Is there a type of work environment you prefer?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠yes, where people will work even if they are not being paid for doing it.
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Question 196): ⁠⁠⁠What is your most marked characteristic?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠’Naluguriki Nachinadi nakasaleika nachaduro’. May be not that much extent, but mostly thinking different and doing different.
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Question 197): ⁠⁠⁠What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠This one is covered before. Running Vimukti this long.
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Question 198): ⁠⁠⁠Are you an emotional person or a materialistic person?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I am not both of these.
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Question 199): ⁠⁠⁠Tell me the best way you know to start a conversation with girls?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I don’t think I know even one way
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Question 200): ⁠⁠⁠What are you doing to know? Reading books?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Nope, I have one new idea. Can not tell it now. Will tell you later
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Question 201): ⁠⁠⁠Something that you look forward to in the future? what is it?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠being able to have same level of optimism for ever
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Question 202): ⁠⁠⁠Do you believe that a girl should always earn less than her man? 😉
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I prefer the opposite. Always it is my dream to enjoy with my girl’s money. 🙂
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Question 203): ⁠⁠⁠Do you ever dream of winning nobel prize?  If yes,  for what?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠No, I don’t think I am worth.
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Question 204): ⁠⁠⁠What do you think about livein relationship?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Looking forward to it.
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Question 205): ⁠⁠⁠what is your opinion on it?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠It is good. I prefer it to more than marriage. ⁠⁠⁠It is nothing different than marriage. only that marriage is for external people. (and law). other than that every thing else remains same. ⁠⁠⁠And actually it makes people more careful in choosing the partner.
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Question 206): ⁠⁠⁠But marriage will be with single girl. ⁠⁠⁠In Livein you can choose multiple.⁠⁠⁠There is difference in marriage and livein. What do u say?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠That is why I prefer live in. if it is multiple or not.⁠⁠⁠And I prefer multiple people, I don’t think the basic need for which we marry someone can only be satisfied if it is only one person.
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Question 207): ⁠⁠⁠So you choose live in
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Yes, ⁠⁠⁠I got married before I came to this conclusion.
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Question 208): ⁠⁠⁠Otherwise you would have asked for live in?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Marriage is financial insurance. Most people dont need that. ⁠⁠⁠Yes.
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Question 209): ⁠⁠⁠But if she didnt agreed for livein? ⁠⁠⁠Will u compromise?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠May be that is why I did. And it depends on the person.
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Question 210): ⁠⁠⁠What is the most expensive thing that you have bought for yourself?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Surface Pro 3. Around 60k
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Question 211): ⁠⁠⁠Bought to others?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Bought Laptop and IPad to wife
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Question 212): ⁠⁠⁠How do you define good relationship?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Having lot of trust in each other, understanding each other with single word, or some times without words.
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Question 213): ⁠⁠⁠Who has had the most influence in your life?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠This is already covered. Mostly my brother.
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Question 214): ⁠⁠⁠What is the worst advice you’ve ever taken?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Buy a house. Oh sorry. never taken any. ⁠⁠⁠Just they gave.
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Question 215): ⁠⁠⁠Why you feel it as worst?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠It is worst for me. I don’t need a house, It is just some place to live. We can not eat a house. I don’t get happiness from it. And even if I get, I don’t need to buy it, I can get it much cheaper if I rent it. ⁠⁠⁠Also I don’t understand, if people spend 30 lakhs for a just cement, how much they should spend on internal things? Normally they spend around 5lakhs for furniture. I think I want it to have 50:50.
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Question 216): ⁠⁠⁠What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Don’t remember.
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Question 217): ⁠⁠⁠So no idea buy a house
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠nope
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Question 218): ⁠⁠⁠What do you think about the current state of economy?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I don’t think about it.
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Question 219): ⁠⁠⁠What the habit you’re proudest of breaking completely?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Never had any habits that are worth breaking.
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— These are question from another friend —

Question 220): If you are asked not to work on anything related to IT what would you like to do for a living.
Ans: I will become a doctor. Bio Medical Research + Genetic engineering etc

Question 221): If you are alone in an island and it’s forever how would you spend a day?
Ans: 2hrs exercise, 3hrs gathering food, 2hrs cooking, 8 hrs sleeping, rest of the time building/making something.

Question 222): If a girl/guy has 100 rs how do you want her to use it. Different or same is fine
Ans: I would assume to be spent in same way. What ever does not make sense for a guy, mostly will not make sense for a girl too.

Question 223): What do u think r the good and bad things of Indian marriage
Ans: The good thing is, You don’t have to work too hard to find good match. Others will do that for you. But that applies if you are lazy enough not to make the most important decision in your life. Bad thing is, most of the people in that marriage think it is something that should not be broken. Some spend endless years of internal suffering while trying to ask to look happy for outsiders. I don’t think it is specific to Indian Marriage. It applies to anyone who values others opinion more than their own.

Question 224): Other than technology what can a girl/guy learn by spending time with you?
Ans: Very good question. Ability to question things, learning when to question and how to question. Meaning of life, rational decision making, how to be driven in life, how to be happy, how to look from other person’s perspective, empathy and seeing things in 3rd person’s view.

 

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Open Heart with Rajesh Akkineni

August 28th, 2016 Comments off

Here are the list of questions and answers asked by my friend Prasanna Yanumula. A big thanks to her for making such a list of questions to ask. Some of them made me think and helped me define who I am.
⁠⁠Question 1): ⁠⁠⁠What are you most passionate about?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Solving problems. Finding interesting and non obvious solutions give more pleasure

⁠⁠Question 2): ⁠⁠⁠What are you most excited about right now?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠finding a girl friend 🙂

⁠⁠Question 3): ⁠⁠⁠What habit or improvement are you working on?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Not doing anything now. Have to do, thought of working on ‘processes’. have to think about it again.

⁠⁠Question 4): ⁠⁠⁠What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned recently?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠The project we worked on recently which we thought as loss to us, actually created multi crore worth of company for them. So it is all about the way of doing things. And seems like I suck at selling more than I used to think.

⁠⁠Question 5): ⁠⁠⁠What personal habit are you proudest of?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Being rational, and taking decisions that increase my happiness even when things around are working against it.

⁠⁠Question 6): ⁠⁠⁠What is the favourite thing to spend money on?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Time

⁠⁠Question 7): ⁠⁠⁠What problem do you wish you could solve?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Ability to connect with more people. it is looking difficult now. So only wishing.

⁠⁠Question 8): ⁠⁠⁠What’s the nicest thing anyone’s ever said about you?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I think this is same for every one. “I love you”.

⁠⁠Question 9): ⁠⁠⁠What is the one thing you will never do again?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Starting a business where I need to sell.

⁠⁠Question 10): ⁠⁠⁠What is your worst habit?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Shouting at others.

⁠⁠Question 11): ⁠⁠⁠What is the last book that you really loved?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Illusions. Did not read many, but this I read recently, and I liked it.

⁠⁠Question 12): ⁠⁠⁠How do you spend your days?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Thinking about  how to make use of all the people under me.

⁠⁠Question 13): ⁠⁠⁠Who knows you the best?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Wife

⁠⁠Question 14): ⁠⁠⁠With whom you would like to share a meal with?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Anyone from whom I can learn something or some girl.

⁠⁠Question 15): ⁠⁠⁠What’s on your mind lately?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠My family

⁠⁠Question 16): ⁠⁠⁠Would you prefer to be smart or happy and why?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Happy. because it is something we can work on. being smart is builtin skill, we can not do anything about it. So no point in wishing about it.

⁠⁠Question 17): ⁠⁠⁠What are your three weaknesses??

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠1. Unable to talk to girls 2. Unable to sell 3. Less Maths skills

⁠⁠Question 18): ⁠⁠⁠Unlimited love or money?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠love

⁠⁠Question 19): ⁠⁠⁠What is been your favourite age so far?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Now

⁠⁠Question 20): ⁠⁠⁠How would you describe yourself in three words?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠rational happy healthy

⁠⁠Question 21): ⁠⁠⁠How do you handle people you don’t like?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠avoid, ignore

⁠⁠Question 22): ⁠⁠⁠Do you think you are attractive?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠no

⁠⁠Question 23): ⁠⁠⁠What is your biggest turn on?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠from distance beauty, then passion to self improvement

⁠⁠Question 24): ⁠⁠⁠What is your best talent?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠thinking big but still connected to ground

⁠⁠Question 25): ⁠⁠⁠Describe your life using one word

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠happy

⁠⁠Question 26): ⁠⁠⁠What is the most extreme thing you have ever done?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Going to vijayawada(25km from home) to search for a girl who actually turrned out to be my sis’s friend trying to fool me as a mbbs student. Thats long back.

⁠⁠Question 27): ⁠⁠⁠What would you do with one million dollars?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Invest in some people

⁠⁠Question 28): ⁠⁠⁠How do you define success?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Achieving constant progress in what ever we want to do in life. A sense of improvement

⁠⁠Question 29): ⁠⁠⁠What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Running vimukti for this long.

⁠⁠Question 30): ⁠⁠⁠1. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Remove the desire/need for girls.
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⁠⁠Question 31): ⁠⁠⁠Would you like to be famous? If, in what way?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠No. But if by chance if I become famus, then I would like to be famus for doing things which I am pationate about.
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⁠⁠Question 32): ⁠⁠⁠For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Having this much rich life, compared to many other people around.
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⁠⁠Question 33): ⁠⁠⁠What do you like about yourself? Hate about yourself?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠like and hate are relative. So it has to be compared with others. Mostly nothing.
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⁠⁠Question 34): ⁠⁠⁠How do you want people to remember you?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠After my life I don’t care how people remember me. Even I don’t care now, if I never get to know how they remember me. But if I do get to know, then ‘rational & smart guy’.
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⁠⁠Question 35): ⁠⁠⁠If you could be a genius in any field, which would you choose?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Not interested to be genius in any one field.Just want to be genius. If it counts as a field then ‘Ability to get work done’.
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⁠⁠Question 36: ⁠⁠⁠What is the compliment that you would most like to hear?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠’would like to talk to you'(for general people). and ‘he can do it’ for people above my level.
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⁠⁠Question 37): ⁠⁠⁠In what ways are you a leader? In what ways are you a follower?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠It is just a perception. For people below me I may look like leader, and for me, I know that I am always a follower.
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⁠⁠Question 38): ⁠⁠⁠What is the most difficult for you to do?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Make sales. (Self or Product) and higher level of abstract thinking.
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⁠⁠Question 39): ⁠⁠⁠Do you prefer to work alone or with others?why?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Others. Always. I get ideas when other people present the problem to me.
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⁠⁠Question 40): ⁠⁠⁠Are you interested in managing or leading others? why or why not?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Not now. But infuture yes. As of now I don’t have enough skill to do. But once I get, that is the only way to do big things in life.
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⁠⁠Question 41): ⁠⁠⁠DO you consider yourself to be creative?If so, give example.
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠very little. My creativity is limited to finding solutions using some pre existing but non obvious things. Like when our company wanted to build messanger software, I said why not change existing open source code.
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⁠⁠Question 42): ⁠⁠⁠What one thing would you be the most disappointed if you never got to experience it?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Finishing what ever project I am doing now. After that it will shift to next project. 🙂
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⁠⁠Question 43): ⁠⁠⁠What are you most insecure about?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Afraid that total life I may have to live alone. Other than this, nothing.
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⁠⁠Question 44): ⁠⁠⁠Describe a difficult situation or task that you had to deal with, and how you did so.
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Never did anything difficult. 🙂
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⁠⁠Question 45): ⁠⁠⁠What is the scariest experience you have ever had?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I do not remember.
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⁠⁠Question 46): ⁠⁠⁠What activity helps you feel peace of mind?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠eating 🙂
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⁠⁠Question 47): ⁠⁠⁠What is one question you absolutely refuse to answer?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠none
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⁠⁠Question 48): ⁠⁠⁠If could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Ability to impress girls with least amount of effort. 🙂
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⁠⁠Question 49): ⁠⁠⁠Would you rather be a jack of many trades or a master of one?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Jack of many trades.
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⁠⁠Question 50): ⁠⁠⁠What’s your greatest achievement and how has it shaped you?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Not so great achivements yet. (best one is running Vimukti). It helped me to tollerate the failure.
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⁠⁠Question 51): ⁠⁠⁠What is your biggest turn off?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Showoff and bullshit.
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⁠⁠Question 52): ⁠⁠⁠What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Recently asked one girl from office for lunch. That means, nothing that counts bigger than that.
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⁠⁠Question 53): ⁠⁠⁠looks like you are fear of girls 🙂
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Getting rejected by them, hurts. And afraid of they may think bad about me.
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⁠⁠Question 54): ⁠⁠⁠What possession means the most to you?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠You mean what I would like to possess?
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⁠⁠Question 55): ⁠⁠⁠yes
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠People, Actually their time with me.
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⁠⁠Question 56): ⁠⁠⁠Who is the person you’ve learnt the most from?
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⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Lot of contributions from many.  Naming one single person wont be good answer.

⁠⁠Question 57): ⁠⁠⁠What’s your superpower?🙂

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠realization that health is much more imp than money. And happiness is in the process, not the destination.

⁠⁠Question 58): ⁠⁠⁠What’s the one sound that drives you crazy?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Nothing I can remember.

⁠⁠Question 59): ⁠⁠⁠what is your goal and how are you working on that?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Only goal is to be happy while doing interesting stuff. By reading books, and writing code 🙂

⁠⁠Question 60): ⁠⁠⁠What is your strangest habit?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Eating lot of peanuts, mixing all curries into one. But they are strange to others, not to me.

⁠⁠Question 61): ⁠⁠⁠If you had three wishes, what would it be?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠1. Good people to spend time with. 2. Ability to abstract in higher level. (3rd one I don’t need).

⁠⁠Question 62): ⁠⁠⁠Tell me something about you that most people don’t know.

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Everything is public. Only some private stuff that should not go out for now are remaining.

⁠⁠Question 63): ⁠⁠⁠why do you choose your profession?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Interested in building stuff, and software is easy to build than hardware.

⁠⁠Question 64): ⁠⁠⁠What are the qualities you are expecting do be ur gf? And what she can expect from you?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠No bulshit, driven, open ness to learn and improve. Decent looking. She can expect companionship.

⁠⁠Question 65): ⁠⁠⁠What describes your personality….naughty or nice?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Nice

⁠⁠Question 66): ⁠⁠⁠If you could wakeup tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Impossible things also, or just possible stuff?

⁠⁠Question: ⁠⁠⁠Anything

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Ability to know what other person thinks

⁠⁠Question 67): ⁠⁠⁠What motivates you to succeed?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Pursuit of happiness by doing things. Success is just a by product some times.

⁠⁠Question 68): ⁠⁠⁠What is happiness according to you?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Solving problems, doing new things

⁠⁠Question 69): ⁠⁠⁠Four things you are scared of?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Bad health, being alone in future. Nothing else.

⁠⁠Question 70): ⁠⁠⁠What would you like to change about yourself right now?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Shouting at others

⁠⁠Question 71): ⁠⁠⁠What is one piece of advice you give to others?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Stay healthy

⁠⁠Question 72): ⁠⁠⁠How would others describe you?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠You have to ask others. Never asked others my self

⁠⁠Question 73): ⁠⁠⁠If you could change one law, what would it be?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Remove min 6 months notice for divorce. Then there will be more girls in the market to look for. 🙂

⁠⁠Question 74): ⁠⁠⁠What’s your greatest failure, and how did you overcome it?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠No failures like that, had asthma for 18 years.

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Coming to hyd some how cured it. That was my biggest problem in life then

⁠⁠Question 75): ⁠⁠⁠Whar are you highly addicted to?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Presently peanuts.

⁠⁠Question 76): ⁠⁠⁠If you could go back in time to one point in your life, where would you go?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Can I come back?

⁠⁠Question : ⁠⁠⁠Just in thoughts, what is the first thing you think about?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Nothing. I prefer not to go to any other time. I am perfectly fine with current time

⁠⁠Question 77): ⁠⁠⁠If Money were no object, what would you do with your life?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Exactly what ever I am doing now. Right now also I have money, don’t know what to do with

⁠⁠Question 78): ⁠⁠⁠If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Mixed Veg curry 🙂

⁠⁠Question 79): ⁠⁠⁠What you choose to be: practical or formal, why?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Practical

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Formal I assume means to satisfy others. Not interested in that

⁠⁠Question 80): ⁠⁠⁠What are you looking forward to right now?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠A good relationship

⁠⁠Question 81): ⁠⁠⁠What are you working on right now?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Some software projects and above one

⁠⁠Question 82): ⁠⁠⁠want people to respect or love you?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Like

⁠⁠Question 83): ⁠⁠⁠What will be the most surprising moment if happened?

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Some one says I love you

⁠⁠Question 84): ⁠⁠⁠Last question for today, any favourite actress?😊

⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠nope. they kept changing with age, and now not enough exposure to have favourite.

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Interview: My Interview by Uma

November 10th, 2012 2 comments

I have given my interview to Uma (Friend and colleague for 2.5 years in Vimukti). Actually I wanted to take her interview, but as anyone who knows her can guess she instead offered to take my interview.  And here it is. I hope get her interview very soon.
Uma:  Who is the person influenced you most in your childhood? And how?

Rajesh: I have very poor memory of my childhood, I only remember it as some written facts, not as a feeling like others do. So basically it is my brother Ramesh, who has influenced me the most. He is a book warm, he reads all kinds of books, and he used to share that knowledge with me. Even I used to read some books inspired by him. We used to go to our village library and sit there for entire day some times. This is when he comes home from his residential school in summer.

Uma:  what kind of books you used to read?

Rajesh: Mostly stories I think, I don’t remember much. I used to read some novels too after 7th to 10th. I remember once, I has fight with my brother and I destroyed a book ‘shadow magic’ which he brought from library, I think my mom paid fine for that. It is in my 5th or 4th class. I did read that book too.

Uma:  How was your years in school? what kind of environment you have in school? friends? games?

Rajesh: From 1st to 7th I studied in govt school in my village. After 7th we shifted to a private school as my mother joined as teacher there. In village I think I used to be 2nd in class always, I never used to read much, when exams are near, I would as my mother to read book to me, and I just used to listen once. Games yes, all outdoor games, like golis, bachas (not sure if you know them). After 7th games used to be cricket etc, but I concentrated more on my own stuff like electronics and computer(we used to have a class for it)

Uma:  friends?

Rajesh: I don’t remember before 7th, after 7th we have some 2 to 3 friends. but it is never like a gang.

Uma:  What you wanted to become from childhood?

Rajesh: I don’t know, I don’t remember. When I was in diploma I want to become a ‘sanyasi’ and go to Himalayas. Before that I don’t remember anything. I used to top in Maths and Science in my school, but never thought of what to become, I thought to doing a lot myself like buying computer, building electronic stuff etc.

Uma:  If you think about your college days now, what is the first thing you remember?

Rajesh: It will be my roommate called Dora babu, when I am in 1st year he is in 3rd year struggling with his backlogs. After that my electronics projects, Electronics For You book which I used to go to library every month and read it for whole day. I do not have much social contact those days(even now I think)

Uma:  What was your first job? how did you build up your career?

Rajesh: I bought my first computer when I am in diploma 2nd year, I convinced my mom that if she provides money, I will do software projects and get lot of money back. (which never happened while I worked on that computer). I learned Java in summer 1999  along with my brother, (java 1.0) and in that process we decided to write a Hindi language chat program where we can type in phonetic and we display hindi text on screen, We did that (actually it is very complex, as there is no support of Hindi font, I have made little images of Hindi script and write an algo to fit them together as we type), So I needed a place to test it, You can not test a networking program in the same system, So I asked permission to use computers in a sugar factory and used to go there very day and work on my program.

Then my first employer came there for projects from that sugar factory, they saw my work and asked me to come to Hyd. I came here and worked as lab assistant (help btech students with Java and other stuff) while I did learn a lot of programming there, Java, C++, Perl, Shell scripting etc. I used to live with those people.

After that we decided to start our own(with my brother) and we went to Vizag and tried to lot of stuff (wasted lot money too). In the end in 2001 we came back to Hyd and formally registered Vimukti. And since them I am working in Vimukti.

Uma:  How is your current business? do you satisfied with what you have done?

Rajesh: We made lot of mistakes, we always wish we never made them, but we do, and it is a process. We have been a startup every year since then, even now Vimukti is just a startup. Never had any established business in last 11 years. But because what I know I am capable of doing, I am very happy now.

Uma:  what are the learnings from those mistakes?

Rajesh: We did bet wrong on mobile, we did not watch industry properly, we did not get connected to others etc. We are still making some mistakes because I love what I want to do, not what I has to do 

Uma:  Tell us about some big achievements in your carrier?

Rajesh: Money wise there are no big achievements. But as a programmer building Collaber is one of the biggest achievement for me. It is a total flop anyway. Making these many mistakes is actually biggest achievement I think. It is not easy to make these many and still survive without jumping to a job. 11 years is a big time, we should have concentrated to what market is saying at that time.

Uma:  You read books, online networking& bolgs..so many u follow, why do you think your not aware of market? is their another way to know the market?

Rajesh: I do not read many books, I do read some. And online networking and blogs I was not used to read back then (<2005) after that even thought I read, I did not get proper context or connections to work on what market wanted. After 2007 Collaber, and Mobile etc just dragged us away. I am not sure If I have had chosen different path. Another big thing is, we need to be in the market, we need to know people and connect with them. I am not that kind of person, I think that will always affect me in future too.

For example we could have become world number one accounting software if we had worked in Accounter in 2001 to now. We could have done a lot of big things what other people did. Unfortunately I choose much more complex problem like Collaber.

Uma:  What is your definition of love?

Rajesh: Love is a word used to describe next stage of ‘like’. it is like, like too much, and then love.

Uma:  What are some of your radical views for which you are not accepted by others?

Rajesh: 1) my definition of love:  it provides a way for a person to love more than one person of opposite sex.  2) My views on God: I don’t believe in existence of god. and I think creation of God is the greatest mistake mankind has done. 3) I don’t follow conventions: from childhood to till now, I used to differ with majority always. 4) My view that society does not correct itself, we need to do the dirty job to correct it, else it will affect us too. (even though people may not disagree for last pint, they don’t believe it) 5) My openness: people can not tolerate it.

Uma:  in your mother also won’t believe in god? by birth your not following these? yes or no answer

Rajesh: I used to believe in God and that is why I wanted to become a sanyasi. I read books like Ramayana, Bhagavatgitha, Bible and lot of books on vivekananda, But later some how I stopped believing in them. 3rd Point only stayed with me always. all other points came after my diploma. My mother believes in god. Not sure if that is yes or no.

Uma:  so upto young age you use to believe in god, after that with some reason you stopped ?

Rajesh: Yes

Uma:  What is your future goal?

Rajesh: I do not have any particular goal as such, but I have lot of projects in mind that I want to do. As of now I don’t have enough money to risk on those ventures. Almost every week I get one idea to do. So I can say that I want to do 100 things from farming to AI. One of those ideas id to become Education Minister for this country  All my ideas are my goals.

Uma:  making any plan to achieve those ?

Rajesh: Yes, I am doing one of the powerful Idea now, if it works, I will get money to do another 10 from the list.

Uma:  great!!!

Rajesh: I may jump into politics at some point to achieve that Education Ministry

Uma:  I’ll be very happy

Uma:  In your view, what are the skills required by a leader?

Rajesh: Vision, Character, Patience, and ability to connect to others.

Uma:  What kind of a person you are?

Rajesh: Rational, That one word can describe all my behavior most of time.

Uma:  ok thankyou

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Interview: With Nagaraju, from plumber to programmer

November 8th, 2012 Comments off

This is my 3rd Interview, and Nagaraju is highly skilled programmer who is currently working in Vimukti.
Rajesh: Tell us about the some of the early things that you remember from your childhood.

Nagaraju: So far in my childhood I didn’t face any thing that I should remember for a long time. I got inspired from Great Mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan, Start working on maths by self, Which made me topper in the maths in my class.

Rajesh: You only concentrated on maths? what is your over all rank?

Nagaraju: Yes, I shown great interest on maths since my childhood, and normal on reset of the subjects. Overall rank 7 out of 10.

Rajesh: What made you join Polytechnic course?

Nagaraju: As I told above my ability and interest on mathematics. That got recognized by my uncle, and he only suggested me to apply CEEP because I feel little difficult on theoretical subjects(Intermediate) which needs to remember more theory rather than logic.

Rajesh: Do you remember the feeling after join in first year? Is that the first time you are away from home?

Nagaraju: Yes, I never forget that feeling. Because that was first time English medium and I feel fear about to pass the subjects. That was not first time away from home, before i was working as plumber in Hyderabad (Moosapet).

Rajesh: Oh that is interesting, for how long you worked? is it after 10th? Why you had to work?

Nagaraju: Up to 9th class I don’t know the value of education. So lack of interest on study i simply discontinue to 9th class and join in plumber and worked for 1 year.

Rajesh: Is it due to your own interest? or any financial reason?

Nagaraju: I felt comfortable in work rather study due to my own interest.

Rajesh: What made you go back to school?

Nagaraju: I was working as a plumber with hard work and sincerity, mean while i never stop thinking on mathematics and keep on doing some logical problems.At that time my uncle came to my work place and observed, I never give up interest on maths but still working in lower profession. He suggested me to return back to study and took 9th class final exam as privately.At that movement i got the real value of study. Then on wards shown more concentration on studies.

Rajesh: So if your uncle did not tell you to go back, what do you think you might be doing now?

Nagaraju: Even I have more interest on maths I never get idea to change my profession because that time I never think about profession where I work that should be in top position. And I always think about great things to learn plumbing to become a A1-contractor.

Rajesh: Normally every boy will have a crush on some girls, what about you? (no need to tell names)

Nagaraju: Yes I agree with you. But in my case it did not happen. because in my academic there was a break so I am eager to get job immediately after completion of study.

Rajesh: What do you think are the skills needed for a programmer? And what is the way to learn them?

Nagaraju: Programmer must have bellow skills.    1.    Have to understand how computer works for a program that he developed.    2.    If he wants to expert in a specific language, he has to know the underlaying things of that language instead of syntax.    3.    He must have interest to find the working flow when he found any different syntax.    He will get all above skills if he enjoyed when writing a program.

Rajesh: What is that you like most from your childhood? What is that you did not like?

Nagaraju: In my childhood I don’t have any strong feeling that needs to share. Because at that time I never think about my life and education etc. I just spent my childhood like a blind horse. After I discontinued my 9th class then I started thinking….

Rajesh: What is the reason for that? is it due to there is no one to guide?

Nagaraju: Yes, basically my parents were uneducated. They didn’t observe my studies. They just satisfied if I went to school daily. Even they never think about my marks. At that time my uncle is busy with his studies. And no one is guided me.

Rajesh: Do you think there are people in that stage as you are in? Do you think you can guide people now?

Nagaraju: Yes, Still many people are facing same problem mostly in villages. I am always ready to guide such people.

Rajesh: When do you think you will get married? what do you think is the right age and why?

Nagaraju: I don’t know much more about this. But the right age to marriage for boy is 24-26. Because he has to settle in life. And I am ready to marriage in another 2-3 years.

Rajesh: How old are you now? What is your definition of love? Do you love some one?

Nagaraju: Now I am 23 years old. Love is a great relation between two persons. Always thinking about opposite person to make him/her happy is love. Yes I am loving someone.

Rajesh: So you say love is making other person happy? What if you have to make them unhappy for their own good? I always want to make others happy, does that not mean I love them all, what do you say?

Nagaraju: If I did things that they feel unhappy, then I stopped doing it again. It doesn’t effect on love if I mistakenly did that unhappy things.

Nagaraju: No that is not love, That means you likes all of them. Suppose if you have a choice to make decision to save only one person from a big ware,then you should calculate the percent of liking you have on each person and save that person only. That means you can’t show love equally on everyone normally. The most liking becomes love.

Rajesh: What is your future goal?

Nagaraju: I want to create new innovation in IT industry by a website or software or language.

Rajesh: When can we expect that to happen?

Nagaraju: Right now i didn’t get much time to think about it. It may take another 1-2 years to start.

Rajesh: What are your views on religion? Do you believe in God?

Nagaraju: I am secular, i never give high priority to any religion. I don’t believe in god because till now i didn’t get any proof for presence of god.

Rajesh: Do you think world will be in better place without religion?

Nagaraju: Yes exactly. If there is no religion in this world we can avoid 50% brain investment, and we can spent that brain to another useful work.

Rajesh: Then being Atheist is better than being secular, don’t you think?

Nagaraju: As our country basically a secular democratic, so we must respect to all of our citizen’s views and ideas, though I prefer Atheist.

Rajesh: So you are an Atheist? If a govt document asks you to write your religion what will you write?

Nagaraju: I will write Hindu, because since my childhood I habitually choose Hindu religion as I came from Hindu family. There is no option for choosing Atheist in any case.

Rajesh: You can always write Atheist when any one asks religion or cast. That is what I do

Nagaraju: But i don’t want to say as Atheist because i am in the process to find whether god exist or not.

Rajesh: What do you think is the number one task you will do if you become PM for India?

Nagaraju: My first task is on corruption. Whatever task/project initiated by govt must be transparency and accountable from starting to completion of the project, here every citizen to PM can monitor the status of the project. So we have to change the system of governance from manual to technology by using Information and Communication Technology.

Rajesh: What do you think lacking in our education that you would like to be included?

Nagaraju: Actually this also main task. Over education system is completely outdated. There is no correlation between industry, academic and R&D. What we learn from academic which is not useful in the work place. Thus change the curriculum as for industry demands. Like as teaching includes all subjects including English from 1st standard. And change the current trend of eligibility for employment based on knowledge/talent in place of degrees.

Rajesh: Good. What do you think are the qualities of good political leader?

Nagaraju: A good political leader whom i like mostly- He must fair and objective, he always look for welfare of the people and serve the society without expect. He must be practical rather theatricality and naked promises. Thinks globally and acts locally.

Rajesh: Do you think you have those qualities?

Nagaraju: Yes. I have these skills but waiting for great fortune to start such a bold tasks for the society.

Rajesh: How great fortune do you need? Can you tell in numbers?

Nagaraju: I need to get fortune by the way of money and support from the people. I want to get an opportunity to aware and realize the people to choose a good and clean political leader.

Rajesh: What are your contributions to society till now? What are your plans in future for this?

Nagaraju: I did not contribute any thing so far. But I want to get peoples awareness by using technology on administration and political drama and how they are looting valuable natural resources and misleading the people. People must realize on long term benefits but not short term and immediate offerings(Drink and biryani packets for vote).

Rajesh: Can we see you more actively participating in making people aware from now?

Nagaraju: Not right now. It will take sometime because I need to settle in a stable position.

Rajesh: What is needed for you to say that you are settled?

Nagaraju: I need to change first of all my family position. For that i may require some money. I need to gather some more money to start my tasks successfully. It needs certain environment and infrastructure.

Rajesh: How much money? And what environment and what infrastructure is needed. That is the question.

Nagaraju: We can’t say fixed amount of money. Because it will change according to situation. If i need to start aware the people about the present scenario throw media and mass communication campaigns, for that require more number of volunteers and technology equipment like computers and phones in each village.

Rajesh: So without them you can not do anything?

Nagaraju: Yes. I think so.

Rajesh: Thank you for your time, Do you have any thing to tell to my readers?

Nagaraju: Dear readers please think about vulnerability situation of society, and come forward to join with us to build better society!

Rajesh: Thank you, all the best for your future. Good night.

Nagaraju: Thank you for spending your valuable time with me. Good night.

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Interview: With Kisor Biswal, the ambitious and responsible

November 7th, 2012 3 comments

Here is my second interview with one of my best employees, future business partner, and present thinking partner.

Rajesh:  Where is your native place? tell us about your family.

Kisor: I’m from Odisha. Born in a village near Berhampur. My parents are farmer. I have two younger sisters, one is studying graduation and other is looking for jobs.

Rajesh:  Tell us about your education, what kind of student are you in various stages?

Kisor: I was an average student upto 8th(considering  percentage), later I scored better marks as I understood the importance of having good score certificates. But I don’t see any major difference in my attitude or my problem solving skill. One more point here is, learning something for understanding and learning something for certificate is different. I consider the later more as business. That’s why I choose to work after diploma instead of doing B.Tech in Bank loan.

Rajesh:  What are the most +ve and -ve feeling situations in your childhood, before 10th etc.

Kisor: +ve is that my parents are good, they never have enforced their wishes on me, I took all my decisions since childhood. -ve is that I had less exposure to the world I’m living in now, but it’s a chance.

Rajesh:  Why you joined Diploma? What you wanted to become before that?

Kisor: Since childhood I wanted to do anything I see new, in different part of time I wanted to become Philosopher, Economist, Physicist. When I was in 10th I used to read a column named “Information Technology” in an Odia newspaper The Sambad, there I saw the opportunity in IT, especially lured by the money 🙂 This was answer for why IT. Why diploma is, I wanted to be employable as soon as possible.

Rajesh:  Tell us about your college days, what you are used to do in free time?

Kisor: In home used to read self help books, as I did not have a computer. If get free time in college I used to write C programs to implement data structures, VB program to play songs(Teacher cant scold for watching video in labs).

Rajesh:  Why you came to Hyderabad? tell us about your journey into Vimukti.

Kisor: I came to Hyderabad to look for a job. It took less than a week to know that all employers in IT want 16 years of education, what I did not have. I decided to stay in Hyderabad no matter what, and for that I need to earn , took some alternative job(in a KPO) with in 16 days of coming to Hyderabad. Kept looking for a job as a Programmer, after around 10 months I found Vimukti’s ad in Naukri and then interview with you, then joined. And thank you for all what I got from Vimukti.

Rajesh:  So what exactly you got from Vimukti? And where do you stand now?

Kisor: Learnt everything from programming to business and management. Most important is the self confidence I got by doing things on own, Vimukti took the risk of leaving things on hands of less(no) experienced people. That no other company does.

Rajesh:  So tell us about your work experience, how long in vimukti, after that what you did, up to now.

Kisor: I worked in Vimukti around 3.5 years, other important thing I like in Vimukti is the encouragement for Entrepreneurship. During the last 1year in Vimukti I took work(web development) as independent contractor in off office hours. After leaving Vimukti developed some mobile applications, basically wanted to start an App Development business but the equation did not workout, and I continued to work full time.

Rajesh:  What do you want to do in future?

Kisor: I want to be a serial entrepreneur, and contribute to society by doing the best in what I do.

Rajesh:  What are your views on religion?

Kisor: I’m agnostic. I don’t have any knowledge of God. I don’t believe in all the rituals etc. I’ll be happy if someone promotes religions where rituals are going Gym regularly, sleeping in time, doing things which are good, not killing each other for some mysterious reasons.

Rajesh:  What qualities do you expect from a political leader for you to vote?

Kisor: He must understand economics, the long term effect of small decisions taken everyday(not wasting Govt. money in giving unwanted subsidies to influence voters). Good ethics. Ability to lead with a Vision.

Rajesh:  Continuing the previous question, do you think the society is facing problems with religious people? Do you think being agnostic is better stand than being atheist to be able to fight the bad things in religions.

Kisor: I see many problems which are triggered by religious reasons, however the believe is so deep that it is difficult to eliminate, just should be controlled. I refrain arguing with the fundamentalist as a way of ignoring the religions.

Rajesh:  What is your views on Love?

Kisor: Love is a kind of strong relation. A big commitment. I’ll suggest to watch “A beautiful mind” to know more 

Rajesh:  I have seen it, but I don’t remember exactly, Love is a commitment? or marriage is?

Kisor: Marriage is commitment.

Rajesh:  so can love be one sided?

Kisor: Oh you are talking about that, I don’t like one side loves, love means care why to care someone who does not care for you. Can be initiated by someone but should be stressed much if the other party is not interested.

Rajesh:  Can you love more than one person at a time?

Kisor: Technically possible but should be practiced, in my opinion. It will lead to conflict easily.

Rajesh:  What do you think is the best way to deal with educated stupids? Do we have any responsibility for changing them?

Kisor: Yes, we have the responsibility of changing anything that is not aligned with our interest. Can I get some example of stupidity?

Rajesh:  Sure, Just today I have seen one of our colleague sharing a post which asks why govt is not giving subsidy but giving tax exemption to corporates. of big numbers 1300000000000000

Kisor: Got, it.

Rajesh:  How do you think we should deal with them, they are educated, earning money, married, they think they are settled in life.

Kisor: I don’t think they have understood the whole process of getting money as tax to giving back as subsidy. They are educated in writing a software program, or doing some specific task. The best way to deal is educate them, let them understand the process. We should teach people how to search for solution to problem not just complaint about it. Ask him to read “Naked Economics”.

Rajesh:  How well do you think you are doing the teaching? Are there any such people in your circles?

Kisor: Yes, I see friends talking about diesel/petrol price hikes, the distress when big amount of tax is deducted from own salary. I try to explain them how all these works, giving reference to books. But I don’t see any change in them. After some time they talk again in the same way.

Rajesh:  So can we succeed in teaching? Do you have any other ideas on how to deal with them?

Kisor: There will be some influence by telling continuously. As of now I don’t have any better ideas.

Rajesh:  In what ways you plan to contribute to the society? When we can see some of those?

Kisor: Doing business that provides employment, product and services for well-being of society, will start soon. Will support good political parties.

Rajesh:  How will you describe yourself in the least number of  words?

Kisor: I’m ambitious, responsible.

Rajesh:  What do you think lacking in our education that you would like to be included?

Kisor: We have got enough information in education. Need to teach how to apply those. In 6th standard we study what should be the eligibility of MLA, MP, President etc, and when grown up giving vote for Money.

Rajesh:  Do you remember reading about Tax?

Kisor: Yes, I do.

Rajesh:  I don’t, good you have good memory. When will you consider yourself settled in life?

Kisor: I don’t like the word settle itself, I never want to be settled, I like the change, I like a dynamic life rather than static. I believe routine life is what called settled.

Rajesh:  Very good, Thank you for your time, do you have anything to say to my readers?

Kisor: Thank you. Yes, just want to say plenty of books available make use of those.

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Interview: With my wife, an aspiring business woman

November 1st, 2012 Comments off

Recently I got an idea to take interviews of people around me in a way to know more about them also give them little help in self discovery. With this interview I want to achieve greater social participation, connecting people, and a bound with their words.

I will be touching every one connected to me through this interview program. I am starting this with my wife to show an example for others to follow.

Rajesh: Tell us little bit about your childhood.

Indu: I spent most of my childhood in Priya cements Ltd colony near Jaggaighpet. Came to Hyderabad in 96. Growing up in a city, meeting new people was a new experience to me.

Rajesh: ok, what else you remember before coming to hyderabad? How are you in studies back then?

Indu: I used to be good at studies always. 1st or 2nd in class, when I was there and here in Hyd. Nothing special happened in my childhood, everything was quiet normal. Coming to hyd I think brought some change in me. New people, new environment. This was when I started questioning the basic happenings in society, like God, difference shown between a girl and boy etc.

Rajesh: What is that you like very much from your childhood? and what is that you did not like?

Indu: I don’t remember having a strong affinity towards anything in childhood. The one thing I didn’t like was I never got answers to my questions, people around me were different to me which made me think that something was wrong with me and I took it for granted.

Rajesh: So, you are determined to change that for your kids then?

Indu: ofcourse, I will give an open platform with all necessarily tools for my kids to nurture them right from very young age.

Rajesh: That is good to hear. What do you wanted to become before 10th?

Indu: In 10th me along and my friend wanted to become cardiologist. The only thing we did in 10th was reading science. I neglected all the other subjects. But then after 10th, as getting into MBBS is a tedious and long process, MBBS for girls was not encouraged by anyone, I didn’t defend and I took MPC as the majority were taking that group.

Rajesh: I remember that you have written EMCET 2 times. Why is that? Do you suggest doing same to any one?

Indu: I got a bad rank the first time and as I cant get a seat in good engineering college, I wrote twice. It was my decision, however I regret it now.

Rajesh: Why do you regret?

Indu: Getting a seat in good engineering college is required for job as it helps for campus selections. I have no interest in doing job. I didn’t realize I would never be interested in a job, but instead in doing something of my own. Also wasting an year during the most important age of a person does no good. Knowing what one wants to do early in life and spending his time towards achieving that goal is extremely important.]

Rajesh: well said. Tell us something about your collage life? Normally most people say that is the best time of their life. What about you?

Indu: My college life is not my best phase. There are no life-changing lessons I learned. I didn’t like the college environment. I was spending a life of my own. Wasn’t interested much about my engineering subjects. I started studying businesses during that time. Started exploring Internet.

Rajesh: What is your thoughts then about love? Did you love any one?

Indu: Yes but I was not sure of love then, didn’t had as much clarity as I have now.

Rajesh: What is your definition of love now?

Indu: An intense feeling of deep affection. But it may not be towards one person all life. As we change, grow up, as distance between people increases, as our tastes change, everything changes. I think there can never be an absolute perfect partner. As we keep knwoing each other, explore each other more the affection may gets reduced. So it is subjective. The intensity keeps changing.

Rajesh: In other countries students earn their money by doing part-time jobs etc,  In India we depend on parents even upto PG. Why do you think it is like that? Do you think it should change?

Indu: The culture here is like that. Making their kids work is considered in a negative way here. Of course, it should change. We should teach kids right from young age that they are independent and should learn to be independent in all ways.

Rajesh: What will be your advice for collage joining students?

Indu: 1. To have a clear idea of what they want to do in life. 2. Start working from early age, it teaches lot of lessons both personally and for their career. 3. Do not depend on anything for anyone. Take advices both don’t just blindly follow them. Use your brain while taking decisions. 4. Try to be logical and rational all the time. 5. READ READ and READ.

Rajesh: Very good. What are you doing now? I mean work.

Indu: In the process of implementing 2 of my business ideas.

Rajesh: What are next plans for the future?

Indu: I want to be part of life-changing business ventures.

Rajesh: Nowadays by your age every one is buying House and Car? What about you?

Indu: I may buy a comfortable car but no plans of buying a home.

Rajesh: When you get money, what are the things that come into mind first to buy?

Indu: books and business. That’s it. Those are my primary interest.

Rajesh: What is your opinion on religion?

Indu: As you said, a jail is a prison for the body. A religion is a prison for the mind. I only saw negative outcome of a religion, I don’t know if it causes any positive outcome in at least few people. I don’t know of its positive effects, it there are any. Would like to know.

Rajesh: Why do you think India is still last in many development lists?

Indu: I have been seeing India being in ‘development’ list for a long time. I felt that can be changed during IT boom when India became a major destination for IT service industry. But it didn’t happen. I think there are lot of reasons. To become a developed country, it needs a lot. Healthy politics, Good government policies, good leaders, eradicating corruption, taking strategic decisions that leads to increased exports, outside investments, education, eradicating poverty, emphasizing on entrepreneurship, encouraging start-ups etc.

Rajesh: How do you think we can prevent corruption?

Indu: The recent Anna Hazare episode was crazy. By seeing  the low attendance and low response during his fasting in Mumbai, I read somewhere ‘Mumbai people prefer chikni chameli to Anna hazare’ (the movie agneepath released the same day). That’s how we are. A strong leader to fight such issues are important but is not enough. I think it should be a collaborative function of all of us. The realization has to start from us.

Rajesh: What steps you as a citizen has taken to address these? How can an individual make a difference?

Indu: To be frank, nothing significant as of now. I wasn’t paying close attention to politics and its effects til l recently. Only recently I realized how badly theyare are effecting us. 1. Most people are not aware of how bad politics, bad govt effects all of us for a very long period, so if you know any, educate about them to your family, friends, colleagues. 2. Its important for us to know whats happening around us. Not just serials, do watch news. 3. Do not vote just because a candidate belongs to your caste. You and your caste means nothing to him. All he needs is just money when he comes to power which again he steals from you. 4. Mainly, the awareness that politics is not an eternal entity, an ‘outside responsibility’. We should realize that it is our own responsibility, as much as how we are responsible for our own family.

Rajesh: What will be your suggestions on marriage, if any one asks you?

Indu: Getting married or not is an individual choice. Marriage may be hell to one and heaven to others. One need to know and have an understanding of what they want in life. Marriage is not a destination and I think on an average marriage system does good in a society.

Rajesh: What can we expect from you in future? regarding your social and business activity?

Indu: Business is my passion and society is a duty. I give my 100% in whatever I do.

Rajesh: Thank you very much for your time, I wish you all the best in your business activity.

Indu: Thank you.

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