Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Bye Bye Blogspot

I'm moving 2 of my blogs (my personal one and my tech one) to wordpress... Bye Bye Blogspot

But my musical blog and my crazy one will still remain here...
The new ones are at...
  1. My personal blog - http://walkoflife.wordpress.com/
  2. My Tech blog - http://raghuonflex.wordpress.com/

Another great news... I've registered my own domain... You can get to all my sites now at

Its an Ant eat Worm world...

Saw this outside my door today... An struggling to chomp into the larva of some insect. Probably knowing well that if it doesn't strike now, in a couple of weeks, the hunter can become the hunted. The struggle for survival in this jungle called life !

Thankfully man has circumvented most of these problems using technology, but who will save him(or her) from the clutches of the rotten apples from his own kind. What i learned from the above situation is that,

Conquer your fear before it conquers you...

Its either an ant eat worm world or the bug (born from the worm) eat ant world...

Thursday, March 22, 2007


We got Oranges for lunch today...
Some chose to eat them, some like me chose to ignore them

And some ended up as below.

The fruit(s) of Life...

I saw this while walking past a cube near mine...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

17th March, 2007

A really awesome day for me it was, right from the word go...

At 2 in the morn, my buddies from Delhi arrived for the greatest rockshow in the history of India. The "Edd Fest". Joy and Arjun were looking forward to it as much as i was. We couldnt sleep with the excitement brimming in us and finally got ourselves to bed by 4 am.

Woke up at 9, time to feshen up and GET MY NEW BIKE !!!. Yep, i bought a new Honda Unicorn and this was the day when i would lay my hands on it :) Joy and Arjun tagged along and after a "self-pooja" (the pundit was missing in the temple, so 3 of us brahmins ourselves, decided to do it). Thanks Joy for the pics.

Honda Unicorn

The Man, The (NEW) Machine

Then off we went to "Purple Haze" where the guys had some Beer and got into the mood for the concert. With Ragul, off we went to palace grounds by 4.

The Concert - Oh... it was an experience for a lifetime. I couldnt believe that it was Iron Maiden who were playing in front of me. People headbanged to their life's worth in a 5 hour extraveganza that featured Parikrama & 2 non descript bands along with the Rock Idols.

The Venue

Parikrama on Stage

Sadly when Maiden came on stage, my camera battery ran out :(
So here's a flickr photostream i found...
Oh boy.. What a Day.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


I have been meaning to post this for a while... I finally got my tickets for the Iron Maiden Concert in Bangalore on March 17th. I was never a Hard Rocker or a Metal Head, but Manipal exposed me to a bizzare array of music that i love it all now (except Girl POP, i hate that).

Iron Maiden are the Gods of Hard Rock, the greatest heavy metal /hard rock band that there is. And they are gonna be in town and I'M GONNA BE PART OF IT !!!!

My Ticket - I'm Defenitely Going

A lot of people has asked me where to get the tickets. Tickets are available at all PlanetM stores in Bangalore (I dont know how many are there). I bought mine from Marathahalli (near Brand Factory), I know tickets are running out fast at PlanetM Brigade Road. Dont beilieve if people say tickets are sold out, but rush, coz its gonna happen soon. Tickets are in 2 types, Rs.900 and Rs.1500.


Monday, March 05, 2007


We just went for a team lunch to Umerkot in Komangala for a farewell party for Manish. Coming out, Swaroop spotted this poster stuck on the wall. One of the best oxymorons i have seen in recent times.

This should go on http://www.thisisbroken.com/

Afterthought: Now is it an OxyMoron?? Or is this a mass conspiracy by the police to guide the citizens into ruin... hmmm!!!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

For all those who are obsessed with Vaastu & Feng Shui

A wonderful cartoon on a calender. It made me laugh and think too. Hope you enjoy it. For all those who do not know what Vaastu or feng Shui is... click the following links...

Friday, March 02, 2007

Business101 - for Software Geeks

I was at the Web2.0 conference in Bangalore and overheard a "uber-Geek" declaring... "This technology is awesomely cool... I dont care if it can do any good to business". I have been thinking about it for a while now. A thought hit me while i was driving today...

I have seen Geeks who consider technology as the "Be All and End All of Life". Technology is great, but only if it serves a purpose, which most often is business driven. But these geeks have a hard time digesting the whole concept of "Business". So here's my Business101 for Software Geeks, in their own language...
Business is the Framework
Technology the API... and
Management the Rendering Engine

Just a personal view... I know a lot of people will disagree and might think i'm too young to put forth these. But here's how I see it...

Business is the Framework within which all Technology and Management has to function. Any change in the framework will need considerable changes (possibly) in the API and also in the way it is rendered. Its the king which rules all and binds it all together.

Technology is the API... Without him the framework is redundant.

Management is the Rendering, putting into perspective what the APIs hav defined and the way it is used. It is the one that helps in finding the flaw in the flow. A kind of a high level QA infrastructure.

But just as in the Software Realm, They are all inter-dependent. Advancement in one forces the others to change. Innovation is possible at all the 3 levels, essentially taking the Business to greater heights of achievement.

I really want to hear what you think about this :)