Thursday, 13 October 2011

a b and "C"

The letter C, its influence in today's computer world and the man behind it..

The Operating system which made multi-tasking possible, which led way for more and more user friendly OSs of today and the same man behind it..

One laboratory and two men, turned the computing world upside down in the late 1960's..
Imagine the world with computers and its key boards still having only 0s and 1s on it and we trying to convert every bit of chatting we do, Facebooking, orkutting, IMing, tweeting into binary codes.. Life would have been so tough.. and the computers which we use today would cost millions and occupy even an entire room... If not for the man who created C and unix, the embedded gadgets which we use today, the mobile phones, Ipods, laptops, and tablets wouldn't have been possible.

The man and his C programming language has been the inventor of inventors ever since 1969. Without C, there wouldn't have been a Bill Gates, a Steve Jobs, a Vic Gundotra, a Larry Page, a Mark Zuckerberg, a Jack Dorsey, a Orkut Buyukokten and many more computer and programming Pioneers of today..

Without the invention of C, there wouldn't have been a C++, or Java or any other Programming languages which followed!

Every Bit of computing we do today from Windows 3 to i0S or android or even the recently released windows 8 has its base in Unix and C.

"I'm not a person who particularly had heros when growing up." He used to say..But today, he has become an Inspiration to many of the nerdy IT professionals working for the betterment of tomorrow in every corner of the world..

Rest In Peace Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie.. You have given the world a language which makes people interact with machines!!!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

"Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."
- Steve Jobs.

You will be remembered until the word Innovation exists in oxford dictionary 

Apples have changed the life of humans right from our existence....

First, the apple in the hands of Eve, led way for the generations of mankind

Second, the apple which fell on the head of Isaac Newton, led to the law of gravitation which is one of the sole reason for the existence of life on earth

Third, the apple (the bitten one) in the hands of Steve Jobs
, taught mankind what innovation really meant.

Steve Jobs at Stanford University

"Don't lose faith" like Steve always said.. Because one could have easily broken down after being fired from a company which he nurtured from its birth... But Steve saw things differently.. He started a new company named Next and in due course of time, in the absence of Steve, Apple realized that it  needed Next to survive.

His innovations reached not only adults but also children through his Pixar animation Studios. like, who would have imagined that computer animation is possible at a large scale before the release of Toy story?? The movie didn't only entertain its viewers, but also made the world look back at Steve, to know what Innovation can do.

Speaking about Steve Jobs, the i-factor can never be left off.. his love for innovation made him call himself the "iCEO" of apple in 1998..He put an end to the Mac clones and released the iMac all-in-one desktop in the year 2000. His thirst never stopped with that, as  he revolutionized the gadget markets with the release of iPod and its software iTunes, which enabled people buy music legally online.

Steve's faith and determination saw him live through a rare pancreatic cancer (2005), uneven weight loss (2009) and a liver transplant (2010).

Who would have known that Stephen Paul Jobs born in the year 1955 would create such an impact in the field of computers, technology, embedded systems, electronic gadgets, Animation filming (like i dont see any animation movie in hollywood without the Pixar tag in it) and most of all, a Visionary??

Like i said, "Steve will be remembered until the word Innovation exists in Oxford Dictionary"

"Love what you do..If you haven't found it yet, then keep looking and don't settle"
- Steve Jobs

His journey will continue even in heaven!!!

iCame, iSaw, iConquered, ileft, iCameback, iMac, iPod, iTunes, iStore, iPhone,  iOS, iPad, iCloud, iRetire.... and finally,, the iMan is no more :(

Rest In Peace, Genius Brain!!!! You ll always be my iGOD!!!!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Some of Our Great but less knowns!!!

1. Born in June 1908 in Ambala, Sucheta Kriplani arouse to become the first Woman Chief Minister of a state in India in the year 1963.. She was greatly inspired by the works of Mahatma Gandhi and actively involved in Quit India movement..In 1946, she went to Noakhali with Gandhiji and worked to combat the sufferings of the Indian people. She was elected to the constituent assembly and took the pride of singing the National Song in the independence session of the constituent assembly on august 15, 1947.. She died due to a massive heart attack on december 1, 1974.

2. Born as Kumaresan in Chennaimalai, Erode Dist, in 1904, Tiruppur Kumaran became a notable revolutionary in the Indian freedom struggle from the south! Kumaran founded the Desa Bandhu Youth Association in Tirrupur and was the town's contribution to the Congress movement..He died from injuries sustained from a police assault during a protest march against British Colonial Government on January 11, 1932. He gave up his life defending the congress Tri colour flag and is known by the epithet, KODI KATHTHA KUMARAN (Kumaran who saved the Flag)

3. Also known as Madam Cama, Bhikaji Cama was born on September 24, 1861 in a rich Parsi family in Bombay.. She was an outstanding lady of great courage, integrity and passion for freedom.. She was constantly making people realize the importance of independence both in India and England. Britishers upleased with her popularity concocted an assassination, but fortunately Cama who was aware of the planned murder escaped to France. There, she made her house a secret shelter and helped revolutionaries by sending materials and money across the seas when required. In 1905, she along with her friends designed India's first tri color flag with saffron, white , green and red stripes bearing the immortal words - Bande Mataram. The flag was raised on 22nd of August, 1907 in Stuttgart, Germany. Cama, popularly known as the "Mother of Indian Revolution", returned to India after 35 years fighting for freedom from foreign lands and died on august 13, 1936 

4. Born on december 3, 1888 in the village of Medinipur in Bengal, Khudiram Bose was one of the youngest revolutionaries of India's freedom struggle.. He was a devoted Hindu and was fond of the words Vande Mataram since childhood. To learn about the revolutionaries and their activities he joined Jugantar - The party of the Revolutionaries. Bose, at the age of 16, threw the first bomb near a police station where many officials were killed. He along with his friend planned for another bomb attack on the Chief Presidency Magistrate, Kingsford, but was arrested on charges of Bomb attack and was sentenced to death on August 11, 1908. He dies with holy book of Bhagavad Gita in his hand and amiling with the slogan Vande Mataram in his lips!

5. Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi, also known as Kulapati Munshi was born on December 30 1887 in Bharuch, Gujarat.. From Childhood he was devoted to Sir Aurobindo Ghosh and was attracted to armed Rebellion against the British. Later during 1912-13, he turned towards non violence and was influenced by the Home Rule Movement of Annie Besant. He campaigned for the cause of Widow Remarriage through out India. He joined the Indian National Congress in 1917 and participated in various activities of Mahatma Gandhi. He personally Believed that only education can free India from the hands of the British and founded the well-known Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in 1938. He also served as a prominent leader in politics both before and after freedom. Till his death in February 8, 1971, he devoted all his energy in building up the Bhavan as a premier cultural organization in the country.

6. Born on may 15, 1907 in Ludhiana, Sukhdev Thapar was a famous revolutionary who sacrificed his life for freedom. Since Childhood he had witnessed the authorities on Indians and grew up with a firm decision to set India free from British dominion. Sukhdev was a member of Hindustan Socialist republican association. He along with Bhagat Singh and Shivram Rajguru assassinated the Deputy Superindent Saunder in 1928. He was an active participant in Lahore Conspiracy case, 1928 and Prison Hunger strike, 1929. The three brave revolutionaries were hung to death on march 23, 1931. Their bodies were secretly cremated on the banks of river Sutlej.

7. Vanchinathan was born in 1886 in Shenkottai, in then Madras province. He was a notable freedom activist from South India and a close associate of V.O Chidambaram Pillai. While doin his graduation in Thiruvananthapuram. he was involved in the process of handling the western weapons which was not used to Indian Sepoys. He is known for assassinating Ashe, the district collector of Tirunelveli. He shot Ashe on june 17, 1911 at point blank range at Maniayachi Railway station. He then shot himself with same pistol not wanting himself to be caught by the Bristish Guards. He had a note in his hand stating that George V will be executed in the same way if he crowns himself as the King of a nation which was ruled by Ram, Krishna, Guru Govind, Arjuna and Sivaji. This message provoked the indians from the south to revolt against the British.

8. Madan Lal Dhingra was born in Punjab on 18 September 1883 to a prosperous Hindu Khatri family. He started his graduation in Mechanical Engineering at University College, London. While studying, Dhingra came into contact with Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, who was impressed by Dhingra's intense patriotism. During the early 1900, Dhingra was enraged by the execution of Khudiram Bose, Kannai Dutt and Pandit Kanshi Ram in India. On the evening of July 1, 1909 when a large number of Indians and Englishmen had gathered to attend the annual day function of Indian National Association, Dhingra shot sir Curzon Wyllie, the political aide to the secretary of state for India. He the shot Curzon's doctor, who was trying to save him. Before he could turn his pistol on himself to commit suicide, he was arrested and was tried on 23rd of july in the Old Bailey and was sentenced to death on 17 august 1909. His body was found accidently by the British authorities who were trying find the remains of Shaheed Udham Singh and was handed over to India on 13 December 1976.

9. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was born on 28 may 1883, in Bhagar, Maharashtra. He was a great revolutionary, poet and a politician. Savarkar's activities began when studying in India and England, where he was associated with India house. He founded the Abhinav Bharat Society in India and Free India Society in England. He was arrested in Marsellies, France in 1909 while hiding at the Madam Cama's house for his association in the assassination of Curzon and was sentenced to two life sentences amounting to 50 years' imprisonment and moved to Cellular Jail. While in Jail, Savarkar wrote many books criticizing Indian National Congress and Gandhiji for the acceptance of India's partition. He was even accused in the assassination of Gandhiji and was acquitted as the charges could not be proven. The airport in Port Blair has been named Veer Savarkar International Airport in memory of him. he died on february 26, 1966 but he was not given a royal cremation because of his charges against the assassination of Gandhiji.

10. Jatindranath Mukherjee, popularly known as Bagha Jatin was born december 7, 1879 in Kushtia, Bengal. He was the principal leader of Jugantar party that was the central association of revolutionaries in Bengal. He was responsible for the planned German plot during world war I. He also founded the Anushilan Samiti in 1900. He along with Barindra Ghosh, set up a bomb factory near Deoghar and helped Germany in world war I against Britain. He was the master mind behiond Germany's ally against the British, for he thought that Germany was the only force which could defeat England. But the plot leaked through Czech revolutionaries and the British Government came to know about this. The contingent of the British planned for an assassination of Jatin and approached Jatin and the 4 revoutionaries with him in a pincers movement. A gunfight ensued, lasting 75 minutes killed two revolutionaries and left Jatin seriously wounded. Jatin died in Balasore Hospital, the next day on 10 September 1915.

The famous writer Ross Hedvicek described these events in his book "SPY AND COUNTER SPY" and claims that if the plot had been successful, today nobody would have heard about Mahatma Gandhi, and Jatin would have been the father of Indian nation.

11. Kartar Singh Sarabha was born on 1896 in Ludhiana, Punjab. He started his career as a daily-paid worker in San Francisco, USA. There he found that all the Indians were ill treated because the Americans thought that the Indians belonged to a slave country. This incident had a great effect on Sarabha. On april 21, 1913, the Indians in California formed the Ghadar party and started publishing a paper named Gadhar. Srarabah did all the works the start of world war I in 1914, the British became thoroughly engrossed in the war efforts. Thinking it to be the right time, Kartar Singh reached Clacutta, via Colombo in November 1914. With a letter of introduction from Bagha Jatin, Kartar met Rash Behari Bose at Benares to inform him the arrival of twenty thousand more gadhar members to declare a war against the British from inside India while the German take on the British from outside as per Jatin's plan. It was at this time, Kirpal Singh, a police informer in the ranks of Gadhar party informed the Government of the planned revolt. The Government disarmed the native soldiers and the revolt failed. Kartar went underground and came back on march 2, 1915 and started propagating rebellion amongst the armymen, but was soon arrested and was sentenced to death on September 13, 1915 in Lahore for his involvement in Lahore conspiracy case 1914-1915

13. V.K.Krishna Menon was born on 3 may, 1896 in Calicut, Madras Presidency. While studying in Madras Law College, he became involved in theosophy and was actively associated with Annie Besant and the Home Rule Movement. He was a leading member of the "Brothers of Service" founded by Annie Besant and traveled to Englandin 1924. There, Menon became a passionate proponent of India's freedom working as a journalist and as secretary of the India league from 1929-47. He was a close friend of Jawaharlal Nehru and helped in publishing the ideas of Indian National Congress in India and England. After India attained independence, Menon was appointed as high commissioner of United Kingdom till 1952. In 1952, he was appointed as the Indian ambassador to the United Nations and framed the policy of Non-alignment, loudly criticizing the United States. On 23 January, 1957, Menon delivered the famous unprecedented 8-hour speech defending India's stand on Kashmir; to date, the speech is the longest ever delivered in the United Nations Security Council. He was elected as a member of Lok Sabha and assumed office a the Union Defense Minister from1957-62. Menon died at the age of 78 on October 6, 1974 whereupon the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi remarked that "a volcano is extinct".

Let us safeguard the freedom got from sacrifice of thousands of such great leaders by not letting another Chain of bondage in the name of CORRUPTION!!



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Friday, 29 April 2011

Prologue- The Perspectives

"Shot all over my body. My heart, my brain, my mind, each and every cell in my body. I am still breathing, but just. It wasn't infinite number of poisoned darts or bullets that are released at a rate of 12 ammos per second from a mini gun. But shot by my own hate. The hate i had on this world, its giving it back to me. It seems the Gods have turned their back on me. Whom shall i pray to? There are after-all 330 million Gods in my religion. Who will be so merciful to extend the hands of love to a man who has shown nothing but hate and abomination through out his life?"

The prologue of my book "The Perspectives"

My sincere thanks to Shreya Krishnan, Gopal Krishnan, Dany Johny, Vivek Raj and Madan Kumar for their support! :)

Saturday, 23 April 2011

The Rainy Examination

Okay fellas! Its how it really started today... Today  I had my semester examination on the subject Enterprise Computing a.k.a E.C (Sounds easy,, but the subject really isn't)! I woke up so early in the morning (or is it?) having the pages of my text book still smelling so fresh and new. Every minute that passed by since 3 '0' clock in the morning gave me a chill running down my spine. But they say time and tide waits for none... The hours passed by and I had an issue in the house where my mom wanted me to take my car to college today but i was so reluctant and wanted to ride only my Tanya (my bike that is).. After a long argument, i had to give up (Its really true that women always have the final word in an argument)

It was 12:10 in the noon and my friend Madan Kumar rang me up saying that he had arrived to my bus stop (Its from there where we always go together).. we both started for college in my car at 12:15 P.M.. Today,, the traffic in Coimbatore did teach me a lesson.. No matter how urgent you are, its finally the fate that is gonna decide what time has got in its sleeves for you.. For what i usually take 20 minutes, today took me 1 hour and 10 mins spoiling all my plans to have a final go at the book before entering into the exam hall..

Finally, it was time for what not to happen, happen! yes! the exam really started mercilessly as scheduled, sharp on time..And today, to my surprise, my friend Dibin Jose, who usually is my only companion to sit idle, was so furiously writing in the answer booklet that i cud literally see flames coming out of it.. Now, my only only chance of whiling away the three long hours of the exam was to look at the bench in front of me (pls don't ask me whats so spl abt it. Its highly confidential )..

About 1 hour and 25 mins of the inexorable time passed by and it really started happening.. The sky opened up and infinite drops of water that is condensed from the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere which is about 1/50 inch (0.5 mm) in diameter (uh.. to put it in simple English,, rain) fell on the lap of our mother Earth. And when it started pouring down so heavily, i don't know what really happened all of a sudden (may be harry potter used one of his charms on me), I started knowing the answers for all the questions in the question paper, though i don't really know whether they r right in any sense.. but yeah, the 42 pages were over in a jiffy and for the first time in all the 6 semesters, i felt there could have been some more pages in the booklet :(.

It was 5 P.M and the 3 hours of diminutive (!) time was over. I came out of the hall looking out happily for my friends with a satisfaction which i have never had before.. The satisfaction of answering all the questions!! It really is priceless!!  With this satisfaction we (only me, in this case) set out to our houses and it was still raining as if the clouds have decided to pour out every single drop it has! And when i saw my car parked in  the front yard of my college, it was my mom who came into my mind.. I dont really effing know how on earth she knew it was going to rain today.. But yeas, i understood, there is a reason behind women always having the final word in an argument! If i had taken my bike today, i would have got all drenched in the rain and OH GOD!! who knows i wud have been in bed the next day having an  influenza!

I actually do not know why i decided to blog this..But the final word is, "When mom says, it really happens".. Mom, u seriously rock!!!! 

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Voter's attention

Today, I'm starting up my first blog with a public note of creating awareness among the people about the power of their index finger! Yes! the power of voting.. We people, especially the educated ones always think that voting is a waste of time because of the following reasons:
1. We simply do not have the time to wait in long queues to cast our vote to some one who we think is no way related to us.
2. We always feel that none of the candidates standing for the election are worth our votes, so why bother going up to a booth and wait for a chance to hit the button in the ballot.?
3. The candidate who we feel is worthy enough to win, is never gonna win. So, why vote.

But, we people should realize that every vote that is being wasted legally is used up illegally by some of the party for their own good..

There is one forward message which just flashed in my mobile phone a few days back
"Give Narendra Modi the next five years, he will make Gujarat the next Singapore
Give *** the next five years, *********** and  his family will Buy Singapore

We all know what the stars denote, so, i know you people will have no issues..

Just remember the great Indian Telecom Robbery, and the family along with the grand father's puppet "king" and mathaji in Delhi benefiting out of it. An estimated sum of 1,76,000 crores were looted by this gang of robbers over the past 8 years which made the whole world look back at India (At least! we get their attention through corruption :P)..

Statistics say that the family has robbed Rs.43000 from each head in TN.

The mother in Tamil nadu is no lesser a robber than the grand father..Give her the next five years and she will make you feel that the grandfather and his family were better...

This has been the plight of Tamil nadu ever since the script writer and the actor(i mean the actor who passed away) became the CM.. There has been an heavy competition between the two parties since then! (pls don't ask me what the competition is about)..

Its high time we youths take up the responsibilities of our nation, or atleast our state. I am not asking you all to take up politics...rather i plead you to be a responsible citizen of India by voting.

We have one of the greatest weapon in the 49-O and there are noble parties like the Makkal Sakthi (Lok Satta) or even the underdog independent candidates. To be practical, We can't stop either of the two money crocodiles from winning.. But, we can make a stinge of insecurity and fear among them by voicing against corruption... after-all we VOTERS HAVE THE FINAL WORD..PROVE IT!!!

Happy voting!! :)

Ahh yeas!!! I forgot! I have done my part to the nation...I know one drop will not make the ocean...but many drops together does...!! Please don't neglect voting..or you will regret for the next 5 years!