Ideally, I wanted to title the article as “My Right Bum” but that might not have attracted the right kind of audience. Hence, I kept it a little technical (Gluteus Maximus) and being in IT (Information Technology) for over a decade, this goes well with my nerdy profile.
The objective of this article is to draw a parallel between a personal incident and mental illness. I have been thinking to write this article for the last few months but was scared to be judged or questioned on personal mental health status. …
Smoking is not injurious to health, the reasons are.
I started smoking at the age of Eighteen. I had seen my father smoke all his life. It made me curious. Smoking gave me a sense of false adulthood.
“Youth is wasted on the young” — George Bernard Shaw.
Before I could realize it, smoking became a tool to combat stress. Moreover, it did a bloody good job at it.
Smoking was a great networking tool as well. It helped me to initiate insightful conversations with clients, senior managers, and colleagues.
Worth mentioning — a smoke after a few drinks felt great. …
It’s been close to 14 years since that eventful day in India. Today, I ask myself — “What were the odds”
It was September 2006. My life was about to change. I was in my fourth and final year of Engineering.
Our college was invited to attend a job fair. The job fair was happening in Dehradun, India. It was approximately 240 km (150 miles) away from my College. Our college administration was arranging transport and accommodation for the students.
The students were asked to contribute INR 5000 (70 USD) for a two-day trip. …
Let’s measure our life quotients. Shall we?
How is success measured? Is it measured with the brand of clothes we wear or the number of zeroes in our payslip? Is it gauged with the school or university we attend to, or the model of iPhone we own? (Sorry Apple, I am an Android fan and I don’t need to sell my kidneys to buy it.)
What is the problem in measuring success with what you own? I don’t have any. My problem is with the tool used to predict success. This is a common problem. …
“They are waiting”. These are the words from a dear friend, a mentor, and the reviewer of this article Tom Ware.
What does the phrase “They are waiting” mean? It means people are waiting for you to stand up and speak. The world is waiting for you to take charge, inspire, and make an impact.
To be able to speak is a gift but to be able to make an impact with your words is an art. Words have the potential of changing lives. Why not use them?
My first exposure to public speaking was in my school days. Friends and classmates were competing in an elocution contest. I wanted to compete as well. The problem was a combination of low self-esteem and a confusing curriculum. …
Listening is one of the most undervalued skills in today’s world. We live in a world where we listen and react, rather than consider and respond.
Wait? What does that mean?
Let’s try and understand this with an interesting and funny story. The story revolves around three characters. A loving husband (Jack), a nagging wife (Melinda), and a friendly doctor (Arun).
One day, Melinda was experiencing a stomach ace. She asked Jack to book an appointment with his doctor friend Arun. The couple visited the clinic and some tests were performed. Arun told the couple that the pain was due to Appendicitis. …
Recently, I wrote an article on my experience with Vipassanā meditation. Earlier this year, I sat in a 10-day course in Blackheath, in the blue mountains, west of Sydney. After reading the article, some readers were curious to know how the practice works?
A quick re-cap: Why to learn Vipassanā?
One life lesson preached by any spiritual or religious guru is that we live a noble, happy and a stress-free lifestyle. Vipassanā is no different and uses the framework of our body to achieve these desirable states. …
In my previous article, I gave a high level introduction of Terraform to my readers. The article was focused on:
No amount of theory is good enough to learn a new technology. Hence, let’s get our hands dirty with a demo.
In this demo, I will create a Terraform project to provision an Azure Resource Group. So let’s get started.
Step 1: Terraform Configuration File
Terraform configuration file is the most important component. It contains the code which is primarily responsible to provision resources on Cloud. …
With the evolution of Cloud technologies, infrastructure as a code is one of the biggest priorities for most Tech companies.
IaC is all about provisioning infrastructure through software to achieve consistent and predictable environments.
Key advantages of IaC are as:
What is Terraform?
Terraform is an open source IaC (Infrastructure as Code) based tool developed by HashiCorp. Its written in a statically typed compiled programming language known as “GO”.
Terraform uses IaC concepts to automate provisioning of Cloud Infrastructure.
Terraform executable is a standalone library which is enough to execute all commands. Installation is straightforward with no need of extra DLLs. …
Meditation is one of the most hyped words in today’s world. It has one meaning but several interpretations.
Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique — such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity — to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.
Surprisingly, meditation is considered to be a one stop shop for all miseries. I believe Mediation is a journey and not a solution. It’s a practice and not a single solution for a peaceful and blessed life. …