Let go of the ego

March 21st, 2017 Comments off

One of the things I am trying to learn is how to let go of my ego. There are various things in my life which I think I can associate with ego or some definitions of it.

Here are some scenarios where I think I used find it.

  1. When I know my idea is better than what some one else if suggesting.
  2. When I know that some one who is talking has no idea of what he is talking.
  3. When some one say to me that I am no better than any average guy. In what ever context.
  4. When I send a message to some girl and expect a reply.
  5. When a relative is telling about some one who earned so and so more than me.

May  be there are some other cases, but I don’t remember now.

It seems all of this are mostly related to avoiding failure, or not appearing as failure. I think there is a cultural problem in accepting and embracing failure in life. We believe too much in success, and we praise successful people too much, even if we know that most if it was just luck.

I think I have already addressed the last one(5th) in my character. Once you read enough, and seen enough, you will realize that what ever we got is already much more than what we need. Almost all the people I know are earning more than what they need. There are very less number of people who worked with me or I came across who are earning less than they need. But it is not too far to think they will cross that line soon. Some people cross the line faster than others. As my needs are less, mine is easy. Some people just keep pushing the line further, their wish. But in a way every one got what they need. Now after that how much you earn is of no value. Some one earns 30, some one gets 3, we do still see these as differences in their talent. But it is not. It is just pure circumstances. Why do we have to care how much one earns. I think we need to care is about what one is doing with ones life.

I still need to address the 3rd point. It needs constant monitoring of my thoughts in that heated moment. If I am self aware, then I take them light. But if I am lost track of my self, most probably I send to get upset due to the ego that always says I am better than average. If we are better or not why do we care. What difference will it make? I will keep working on this aspect. I need to be self aware as much time as possible. Meditation seems to be a good way to do it. Still in very early stage.

The main reason why I thought of posting this article is about  the 4th point. When I send a message to a girl and she does not reply, what do I feel. Do I feel hurt because of my ego? I leave it to your imagination of what kind of messages they are. Always imagination is much more interesting then reality. 🙂 right?

Yesterday I sent a message, I do send them even thought I know there is less chance of a reply. In that case why do I send them? Actually the point of this post is, why do I even need to care the reason for sending? Why can’t I send it without any regrets or feelings of ego hurt? To give you a clear perspective let me give you an example, You found a perfect girl/boy. You asked them for dinner. They gave you a ugly look and rejected outright as if it was foolish to even ask. Now what ever you feel is the one I am talking now. What is it? Is it ego? Do we get disappointed, yes. But that is not the issue. Can we dare to ask immediately next day? What is stopping us? Making yourself fools in-front of some one else? So what is the problem in that? Is not willing to make fool of yourself is not ego? Do we need to let it go? What happens when every is 100% willing to be fool at any time. What kind of world will it be? We all know it is not possible.

Now take for instance Dalai Lama. Can he make himself to be a fool in front of others? If he can not, does he really spiritual leader? It only means that he is still think what he is of more value or important then what he is when he is being a fool. Not sure how many people in the world can put themselves in such situations and come out of it without any feeling of guilt or angry etc.

I used to think people who does not value themselves are kind of stupid. Well actually now it seems the other way.

I am thinking I should let go of this feeling. Be stupid when ever I want. Let others think what ever they want. As long as we are not hurting anyone, I suppose this is okey.

What are the limits you can go to being a stupid or a fool?

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Vegan again : Now with better reasons

March 8th, 2017 Comments off

For some time in last year I became vegan for some months. The reason at that time was that eating animal proteine is going to cause cancer and all the dairy products will have all animal harmones which are required for the kid of that anomal and not for human body.

Even though those reasons are perfectly valid, I some how got tempted by the taste of Chicken Biryani. First the excuse of late night dinners in office for some project work, and then excuse of fasting. As I do fast for 24hr to 72hrs a week, I give justification that I need to eat Chicken to get enough nutrients. There is no valid theory or math behind it.

After reading ‘Sapiens’ and then ‘Homo Deus’ by Yuval Noah Harari now I want to go back to Vegan again.

The reason now is much more compelling and natually close to my personality and attitude. Harari reminds us that those farm animals might have emotions. They might have conciousness and they might feel just like us. Even though Chicken and Diary industry is not as crual as it is in western countries, as we keep eating those stuff, it will soon become similar to that. The way that industry works is very very crual, and it is almost impossible for me to tolerate all that cruality. A one second thought of putting myself in the place of those animals is horrible.

Actually this is the reason why I stopped eating chiken when I was still in school. I could not tolerate the cruality which I saw in my NCC camp.

So decided to become vegan again.

Regarding compensating the fasting, I might just have to eat some quality food. Looking more towards flax seeds for protein and fat. Need to make better recipies with that ingradient.

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Why I wont stand for forced national anthem playing

February 2nd, 2017 Comments off

First of all I am not a Patriot. I have clarified this long back here. https://rajesh.vimukti.com/2013/08/i-am-not-a-patriot/ And that is the reason I said “Indian National Anthem” not “Our”.

Here are some questions for those  who can actually think. (others: sorry I give up).

Consider you born in current Pakistan. So you will also be having your own national anthem. Right? And if they decided to play it in before the start of movies, you will stand up. Right?

If Yes: So for you it just does not matter that is being played, it just matters on where you are born. What about after your 25th year you went to China, And you married a Chinese partner. Now your national anthem is some thing different. So now you will feel pride for that song and land. Now after another 10 years, you came to India and you liked the place. You became Indian citizen. Now your pride and respect will be for this new song. Right?

If Yes: Now imagine that China and Pakistan has declared war on India, and war is going on in some controlled part of North East. Not a full war, but like Kargil. But due to some issue you are struck in China, and you are in some Chinese movie theater and their national anthem is being played. Will you stand up? And feel pride for Chinese song?

If Yes: Then you are just a robot without any of your own thoughts or you are just a coward who is just afraid what others will think and do to you.

NOW I am not a robot. And I am not a coward.

If No to any of the above, then you got to explain to me why not. How it is different than feeling pride and respect for one country vs 3 countries?

For those of you who feel pride for your country, can you explain why? What actually is pride? How many of you felt pride for India making nuclear weapons?(I did at that time, I know I was stupid then).  Just imagine that you are born in some other enemy state, (if there is one). Would you feel proud too? No. So all your reactions are based on something that is uncontrolled by you. Like your color, sex, religion and place of birth. People should feel proud only when they actually thought and did something for which they are happy for. I don’t think being born in India is what I thought of doing myself. It was just an accident, and I don’t have to feel proud for accidents.

Trump! Trump! Trump! WTF!

January 31st, 2017 Comments off

I thought of avoiding this subject till now. But due to increased presure while seeing FB posts, I was forced to respond.

Here is my question for those opposing Trump.

Why are you opposing Trump when he is actually delivering what he has promised in election manifesto? We all know him before election itself, what kind of person he is, and we all know what he will do if elected. But still you guys have elected him. If not you, may be your friends or other people in your country. So if you have anything to say, it is with those people who voted him. Also more than that you need to talk about those who did not even go to vote.

Some source tells me that they are more people did not vote than those who voted for Trump or Clinton. Also you need to question the system of election where some one can become president with this much opposition.

So stop talking about him or what he is doing. First talk about what made him come there, and how you want it to be fixed.

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Travel to the hearts of the people

December 31st, 2016 Comments off

We all know many people who like to travel. I am not one of them. I am not afraid of travel. Only that I don’t get enough return at the end of the journey or while in the journey. Traveling 10hr to reach to a place and enjoy the plane enough to forget the pains of travel, is almost impossible for me. Those who can are lucky people, they know a way to enjoy which I can not.

But I think I know even better way. For me people are far more important then places. I never saw a photo of a place and have a instant feeling of wanting to be there. Never felt it. May be there is some disconnection in my brain related to those parts.

I think my lack of visual memory is a bit to blame here with places. I don’t remember any specific places we visualize it fully. Every thing I see becomes like a text and gets stored in the brain. I know I have seen some place, I can even recognize it. But It will loose all its visual information once I close my eyes.

But I have seen many people or known about them with whom I want to spend time. In a way it is much harder task than visiting places. With places it is kind of one side conversation. People do have feelings, they have emotions, knowledge, experience etc. What we can share with a person can never be done with a place. A place does not know what you feel about it. You like it or not, it will still be there. They do change, but you are just a spectator to its change. You have no say in its change.

With people, it is totally different. Every person changes us and we change them. Some positive some negative. It all depends on how we want to change. Even if we don’t change, experience of being with some one makes us rich. Rich with knowledge.

So here is my crazy plan.

Live with different people every 2 weeks. Eating with them sleeping with them(well, not that way), going to offices, share personal feelings, opinions, problems, solutions, ideas etc. In a way be part of the family for total duration.

I lived with other people in hostels or in relatives homes when I am kid. But after I have grown up, it never happened.
Some of us live with friends in rooms, hostels. But most of the times our friends are just like us. Mostly the perspective will be same. I would like to make it as diverse as possible.

A single mom, Young couple, A Couple with one or two young kids, A Doctor, A Lawyer, A Scientist, A Mathematician, A Programmer, A Banker, A Receptionist, Different Country(s), Different Language(s),Different economic background(s) and so on. There are different kinds in each of these, so the possibilities are endless. I prefer all these people to be either a family, or couple or single women. No more single guys (Sorry guys). Being with single guys is always possible and does not seem that much challenging (and interesting).

So if you want to join this crazy experiment and want to invite me, please contact me. Or you can always suggest some interesting people you know about it. May be your friends are interested.

During the stay I can pay for all my expenses and also contribute to collective expenses. In case if you are wondering I will not be making any moves in the direction of love, sex etc. I can adjust in all kinds of environments. Will try to keep my health as top priority, other than that you wont be facing any issues from my side. I will share every thing openly(if you are okey to receive). You can share anything with me, and all your secrets will remain secret. I will be writing about my experience during and after. You can find out what a third person thinks about any of your stuff(things, feelings, ideas etc). I will give you feedback, suggestions. (in the writing which I will publish). I will anonymize all information about you(Optional).

The reason for choosing 2 weeks is to make it long enough to know a person fully. When we meet for single day, we all act. And I want to know real you, so it takes time. And it is not long enough to get bored(I hope). And if it gets bored, we can reduce it to 1 week.

After end of each experience, I believe I will be having one more friend or a family friends to count on. Not every relation lasts, many do.

What do you think? Are you in?

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. 😀
Question 124): ⁠⁠⁠What is something most people do easily but you find very difficult?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Talk to people as if they care.
Question 125): ⁠⁠⁠What is something that many people take seriously but should not?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠What others think of them. Unless it directly impacts them.
Question 126): ⁠⁠⁠What is something that you have never told anyone?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠None. I told everything.
Question 127): ⁠⁠⁠What is your nemesis?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠What does that mean?
Question 128): ⁠⁠⁠What you hate most?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Bulshit
Question 129): ⁠⁠⁠Do you believe in love at first sight? 😊
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠No, ⁠⁠⁠I believe in dreams at first sight. 🙂
Question 130): ⁠⁠⁠What’s the best thing about being male?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Probability of getting raped is less, and no problem with periods. Nothing else.
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.
Question 132): ⁠⁠⁠What is the most disgusting habit you have?
Ans: None.
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.
Question 134): ⁠⁠⁠What is society doing now that in 20 years will be laughed at and ridiculed?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠buying cars
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
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.
Question 137): ⁠⁠⁠Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠20min early
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.
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.
Question 140): ⁠⁠⁠Can i paste your blog link to any?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Sure, ⁠⁠⁠Anyone. ⁠⁠⁠It is public
Question 141): ⁠⁠⁠What is the probability of beauty you see?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Means?
Question 142): ⁠⁠⁠How girl should look like?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Confident and healthy.⁠⁠⁠If beauty is not there, then extra care has to go to dressing
Question 143): ⁠⁠⁠Not clear
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Not sure what to tell then. ⁠⁠⁠Ask again
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Question 149): ⁠⁠⁠What is the biggest dream you have to be fulfilled?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Building a AI machine.
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.
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)
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. ”
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.
Question 154): ⁠⁠⁠What are you most thankful for?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Rationality
Question 155): ⁠⁠⁠Do you believe in second chances?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I believe many more chances
Question 156): ⁠⁠⁠How do you define honesty?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Valuing word that is given more than many other things.
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
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
Question 159): ⁠⁠⁠Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Middle
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.
Question 161): ⁠⁠⁠What is one quality you admire most in others?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Passion to learn and improve.
Question 162): ⁠⁠⁠What is something you learned in school that you think is useless today?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Telugu
Question 163): ⁠⁠⁠Is your favourite time is past,    present or future?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Future
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.
Question 165): ⁠⁠⁠What does it mean to have courage?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Courage is doing things knowing that it may fail
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Question 173): ⁠⁠⁠Does observation alter an event?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Except in quantum mechanics, I believe it does not alter in other aspects.
Question 174): ⁠⁠⁠Are you open to new ways of looking at things even if they conflict with your own opinions?
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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$.
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.
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.
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 🙂
Question 186): ⁠⁠⁠How’s it different than you expected?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠no difference
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
Question 188): ⁠⁠⁠No more?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠nope.
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.
Question 190): ⁠⁠⁠Is it worse to fail at something  or never attempt it in the first place?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Never attempting in first place.
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.
Question 192): ⁠⁠⁠Should people care more about doing the right thing or doing things right?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠doing the right things.
Question 193): ⁠⁠⁠What is your current state of mind?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠hungry.
Question 194): ⁠⁠⁠What is your motto?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Dont have one. Maybe “enjoy life”.
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.
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.
Question 197): ⁠⁠⁠What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠This one is covered before. Running Vimukti this long.
Question 198): ⁠⁠⁠Are you an emotional person or a materialistic person?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I am not both of these.
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
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
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
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. 🙂
Question 203): ⁠⁠⁠Do you ever dream of winning nobel prize?  If yes,  for what?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠No, I don’t think I am worth.
Question 204): ⁠⁠⁠What do you think about livein relationship?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Looking forward to it.
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.
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.
Question 207): ⁠⁠⁠So you choose live in
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Yes, ⁠⁠⁠I got married before I came to this conclusion.
Question 208): ⁠⁠⁠Otherwise you would have asked for live in?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Marriage is financial insurance. Most people dont need that. ⁠⁠⁠Yes.
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.
Question 210): ⁠⁠⁠What is the most expensive thing that you have bought for yourself?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Surface Pro 3. Around 60k
Question 211): ⁠⁠⁠Bought to others?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Bought Laptop and IPad to wife
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.
Question 213): ⁠⁠⁠Who has had the most influence in your life?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠This is already covered. Mostly my brother.
Question 214): ⁠⁠⁠What is the worst advice you’ve ever taken?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Buy a house. Oh sorry. never taken any. ⁠⁠⁠Just they gave.
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.
Question 216): ⁠⁠⁠What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Don’t remember.
Question 217): ⁠⁠⁠So no idea buy a house
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠nope
Question 218): ⁠⁠⁠What do you think about the current state of economy?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I don’t think about it.
Question 219): ⁠⁠⁠What the habit you’re proudest of breaking completely?
Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Never had any habits that are worth breaking.
— 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?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Remove the desire/need for girls.
⁠⁠Question 31): ⁠⁠⁠Would you like to be famous? If, in what way?
⁠⁠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.
⁠⁠Question 32): ⁠⁠⁠For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Having this much rich life, compared to many other people around.
⁠⁠Question 33): ⁠⁠⁠What do you like about yourself? Hate about yourself?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠like and hate are relative. So it has to be compared with others. Mostly nothing.
⁠⁠Question 34): ⁠⁠⁠How do you want people to remember you?
⁠⁠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’.
⁠⁠Question 35): ⁠⁠⁠If you could be a genius in any field, which would you choose?
⁠⁠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’.
⁠⁠Question 36: ⁠⁠⁠What is the compliment that you would most like to hear?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠’would like to talk to you'(for general people). and ‘he can do it’ for people above my level.
⁠⁠Question 37): ⁠⁠⁠In what ways are you a leader? In what ways are you a follower?
⁠⁠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.
⁠⁠Question 38): ⁠⁠⁠What is the most difficult for you to do?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Make sales. (Self or Product) and higher level of abstract thinking.
⁠⁠Question 39): ⁠⁠⁠Do you prefer to work alone or with others?why?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Others. Always. I get ideas when other people present the problem to me.
⁠⁠Question 40): ⁠⁠⁠Are you interested in managing or leading others? why or why not?
⁠⁠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.
⁠⁠Question 41): ⁠⁠⁠DO you consider yourself to be creative?If so, give example.
⁠⁠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.
⁠⁠Question 42): ⁠⁠⁠What one thing would you be the most disappointed if you never got to experience it?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Finishing what ever project I am doing now. After that it will shift to next project. 🙂
⁠⁠Question 43): ⁠⁠⁠What are you most insecure about?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Afraid that total life I may have to live alone. Other than this, nothing.
⁠⁠Question 44): ⁠⁠⁠Describe a difficult situation or task that you had to deal with, and how you did so.
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Never did anything difficult. 🙂
⁠⁠Question 45): ⁠⁠⁠What is the scariest experience you have ever had?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠I do not remember.
⁠⁠Question 46): ⁠⁠⁠What activity helps you feel peace of mind?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠eating 🙂
⁠⁠Question 47): ⁠⁠⁠What is one question you absolutely refuse to answer?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠none
⁠⁠Question 48): ⁠⁠⁠If could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Ability to impress girls with least amount of effort. 🙂
⁠⁠Question 49): ⁠⁠⁠Would you rather be a jack of many trades or a master of one?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Jack of many trades.
⁠⁠Question 50): ⁠⁠⁠What’s your greatest achievement and how has it shaped you?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Not so great achivements yet. (best one is running Vimukti). It helped me to tollerate the failure.
⁠⁠Question 51): ⁠⁠⁠What is your biggest turn off?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Showoff and bullshit.
⁠⁠Question 52): ⁠⁠⁠What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Recently asked one girl from office for lunch. That means, nothing that counts bigger than that.
⁠⁠Question 53): ⁠⁠⁠looks like you are fear of girls 🙂
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠Getting rejected by them, hurts. And afraid of they may think bad about me.
⁠⁠Question 54): ⁠⁠⁠What possession means the most to you?
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠You mean what I would like to possess?
⁠⁠Question 55): ⁠⁠⁠yes
⁠⁠Ans: ⁠⁠⁠People, Actually their time with me.
⁠⁠Question 56): ⁠⁠⁠Who is the person you’ve learnt the most from?
⁠⁠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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Episode 13: Keychain

July 23rd, 2016 Comments off

Next day evening Naveen went to the Sowmya’s office.

Rahul is busy in some work on his laptop. He could not find Sowmya in the office. He knocked the door and went into Rahul’s room.

Naveen asked if there is any work for him. After discussions it was decided that Naveen should help in creating a portal to capture all the data collected from all the testing devices, and they are securely stored in the server for future retrieval and analysis.

Encryption and Data analytics is little new to Naveen but building cloud applications for large data is some thing he has done many times. So he decided that he will collect all the requirements first and will create the architecture. Based on the architecture they will decide if they have to outsource it or build it them self.

He collected some required data from Rahul. But more details about the readings and the amount of the data Sowmya has to tell.

Naveen: Where is she?
Rahul: She went out. Some of her friends came from collage.
Naveen: Oh ok, so how is the production plan going.
Rahul: Most of the components and circuit boards all being manufactured in China. We are gong through testing of some test boards we god yesterday. May be in a month or so we may finalize first version.
Naveen: So the assembly will be done here.
Rahul: Yes, that is the plan. We plan to outsource that part of work also to a local company. I am going through some companies. We need to finalize the agreement before we start the production. For casing we are using a 3D printer for now.
Naveen: Oh, great. Never used 3D printer before. I read a lot about all the changes in and various new 3D printers. Wanted to do something with them, but never know anything what to do.
Rahul: Oh, it is in Sowmya’s room. Check it out if you want to.
Naveen: Sure.
Naveen went into Sowmya’s room. He found the 3D printer on the corner.

He checked the 3D printer, and found the website of that company. He downloaded the software and the tutorial manual. It is almost 7:30PM, he wanted to see Sowmya before going. So decided to print something while waiting for her.

He wanted to print a key chain with the company name. He quickly made the 3D model using the software. And pressed print.

While it was printing, he want to the rest room. When he came back, Sowmya was checking his laptop which is connected to the printer. Some how

Sowmya: Oh, it is you. I was just checked who is printing in my room.
Naveen: Sorry, Just trying out my first 3D printing.
Sowmya: No sorry needed. It is your company too now. You have all the rights to do what ever you want. What are you printing?
Naveen: Check it out, a key chain for my bike key. How is it?
[Printing is almost finished.]
Sowmya: Wow, that is nice. Have you done it before?
[She liked the fact that he wanted to print the company name instead of his name etc.]
Naveen: No, this is first time.
Sowmya: Hey, Key chain you will take it to your office. Don’t you think it will be a problem if some one sees?
Naveen: No one will care what key chain some one is using. You know big offices right, it is no one’s responsibility to see such small stuff.
Sowmya: Ya, right.

Naveen informed about the portal discussion and that he is waiting for her to discuss the data structure and related details. Sowmya explained the product and what kind of data it generates and at what frequency. They also discussed on how this data will be pushed to the cloud. They wanted to connect the device to a mobile phone and an App in the phone should extract the data from upload to the server.

Naveen did not want to talk about the mails or messages that are exchanged yesterday unless she brings up the topic. She also thought the same. But both of them wanted the other person to talk about it first.

It was almost 8PM so Naveen decided to leave. Already every one left the office by that time, only Rahul, Sowmya and Neveen were there. So they all decided to close for the day.

Rahul noticed Sowmya while she is looking at Naveen. [Naveen started the bike and zoomed off. She could see the key chain that he printed.]

Sowmya was lost in her thoughts, but still looking at the direction that Naveen went. It is almost impossible to talk in office. And she always get more questions than answers when she talks to Naveen in messages/mails. And just 2 days back she went out on date with Rahul. How and when to talk to Naveen?

Rahul: What happened? anything wrong?
Sowmya: oh, no nothing. Lets go.

He wished that she is right. But he knew, something is there.

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Learning from mistakes

June 18th, 2016 Comments off

Based on the thousands of mistakes I did, and experience of dealing with the aftermath of those things..

  • It is impossible not to make mistakes. Each mistakes costs us something.
  • The goal is to minimize the mistakes. The more we avoid, the faster we get success.
  • It is reliable to depend on process than intention.
  • More than intelligence and knowledge, the ability to create and follow process will help us reach our goal.
  • It is easy to follow a process than create one. Mainly if you are not a boss.
  • Rarely people question wrong process. A wrong process will waste resources(time and money).
  • Each new mistake is an opportunity to optimize the process.
  • Process serves as a shared knowledge where as experience is a un shared knowledge.
  • Many people avoid mistakes by not doing anything. But that is not an option for me/some.

May be we need a software to assist us in this. Any suggestions on this please send.


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New journey begins

May 12th, 2016 Comments off

It has been almost 15 years since we started Vimukti. Now it is time to move on. We have failed many many times in these 15 years, of course did some things that worked. Anyway it was all good experience.

I am going to join PurpleTalk as VP – Technology very soon. It is a big company with 400 employees. I hope it will be a great new journey with lot of things to learn and interesting stuff to do.

I mainly want to thank Mr. Bradley & Mr. Ashok. Bradley is the one who actually believed in me in 2010. Of course we made him loose his money 🙂 Sorry Bradley.

Mr. Ashok invested in our company and believed that I could build a great business out of our technical skills. Again sorry for loosing your money too.

I now came to realize that there is much more needed other than technology to make a sale, and I don’t posses the skill for that. So from now I would like to do only stuff that I am good at.

All further development of the products and maintenance will be outsourced and no development will be done in Vimukti from now.

Big thanks to all the employees who worked in Vimukti in all these years. I know I am not an easy guy to work with, so thanks for being part of my journey. May be some day our paths will meet again with some of you.

Now new journey begins…..

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