Top 5 New Features of Android N


Android N is still in its active development phase while the recent Developer Preview released by google has gained much expectation to this new version. The Final Release is planned for Q3 of 2016. Here are the Top New Features Read more

Managing your Mailing List


Emails are often the most time-consuming work for every professional, finding the important conversation amidst the noise is a real challenge. I was surprised to find that I was subscribed to more than 900+ mailing list.Think about the amount Read more

Awesome tools to make you Super Productive


Busy! The favorite word of every IT person, which signs that we are turning unproductive. The moment you feel you are busy, take a break. Breaks allow you to regain your focus, sharpens your intuition, allows you to make conscious Read more

Snapshot 2013 - A Year of Giving!


I don't believe in taking new year resolutions. But Jan 1st is surely a good place to start our life with new focus and purpose; for the next 365 days. As 2013 ends and  2014 unfolds, I would love Read more

Snapshot 2013 – A Year of Giving!

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I don’t believe in taking new year resolutions. But Jan 1st is surely a good place to start our life with new focus and purpose; for the next 365 days. As 2013 ends and  2014 unfolds, I would love to share my awesome moments and thank you all for supporting me in whatever small i do.

With purpose comes passion, with passion comes enthusiasm.

Having Set the purpose for 2013: to share my knowledge to student community, I thoroughly enjoyed the year! It was an awesome experience and defining my purpose helped me to focus my efforts and has enabled me to work the whole year with renewed enthusiasm. 

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Here is a quick snapshot of my events and talks in 2013. 

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1. Jan 31st: I finally setup my Home Studio after a long research on Mics, Sound System.

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2. April 14th: Attended 12th Designer’s Meetup by Photoshop Usergroup, Chennai (had a chance to Network with wonderful designers and got lot of Inspiration)

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3. May 5th: My cute sister got her Graduation Certificate for her Masters in Business Administration. A day to cherish in 2013.

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4. June 26th: The most  memorable day in my life. I published my first Technology Podcast (Audio Recording) in Tamil ( My Initiative to help community to know the latest trend in IT Industry). Listen to my podcast here.

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5. August 14th: A day where I decided to become eternal. I registered for complete Organ donation. This day will be remembered by me forever. Click here to read my blog-post on Organ donation.

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6. September 7th: I was promoted in my family. 🙂 Yes! My sister gave birth to a cute angel (baby girl) “Shravanthi”. I love her so much!! I realized the pain and the sacrifice of a women in these days. The most wonderful moment, i’ll always cherish in my life.

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7. October 20th: I should thank Mr.Hari Krishanan who introduced me to Toastmasters International. It was a powerful Division Conference where I had the privileged to meet Mr.Dhananjay Hetrechi. This event surely had a big impact on my public speaking skills.I have shared my learning in my blog-post here.

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8. October 14th:The monsoon was the perfect time to trigger my childhood hobby! I planted 12 little plants and brought my gardening hobby back to life! When i connect with nature, I can able to understand more about me.

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9. November 29th: Attended DroidCon India 2013 – India’s largest Android Conference. I met so many technology evangelists, won lots of goodies, networked with so many developers. I went as a participant, became a volunteer and came back as an expert. – what more good, can you expect from a conference?

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10. December 29th: I upgraded my first PC and gave it to my brother ( who was in need of a PC).My father presented me, my first Personal Computer, 10 years ago (in 2004). It was a pentium 4, 256 MB RAM, 40GB Hard-disk. It is still working great. This machine taught me everything in computers, that i know today. It’s my first guru and a memorable childhood friend.  I believe my PC will help my brother to learn technology, teach him good things and will surely be a wonderful companion to him.  

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2014: A Year where I’ll create measurable Impact by working on the most important goals of my life. To create lasting impression through my work, is my purpose for the year 2014!

Here are my high level goals for 2014:

  1. Author my first Book on Technology (180 Pages)
  2. Work on my Fitness, do consistent, timely workouts to improve and strengthen my mind and body.

Before I end this post, I need to say thank you. Thanks for reading this lengthy blog-post and encouraging me all through my life! Happy New year! Wish everyone of you a wonderful 2014!

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A day with Toastmasters community

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The tipping point in my life came after attending the Division G Conference of Toastmasters International  (20th October, 2013). I had the opportunity to meet great personalities like Dr.Sumanth C RamanDhananjaya J Hettiarachchi. Below I have comprehended my learning which should serve all aspiring speakers in delivering their Dream Speech.

8 Lessons to build your Dream Speech from Dr.Sumanth C Raman

13MPSUMANTH1_862423f 1. Don’t write down the complete speech as a script word-by-word, as this would build too much dependency over the material. 

 2. Communication is not about YOU, It’s all about the other individual. Tailor your message in the interest of your audience. Ask the following questions before delivering the content,

a. What is that your audience need to know from your talk?
b. What is the level of understanding of the audience?

3. Be adaptive and always do a mid-course correction while during your speech reflecting the feedback from the audience. Don’t end up speaking word-by-word as in script.

 4. Always double-check if everything is right before the speech. Never leave anything in chance.As a speaker prepare and organize on every simple matters including computer, compatibility of software, laser pointer, supporting material, podium etc…

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The Open Source Entreprenuer

BBC Interview, Bob Young, Canadian Multi-millionaire, Open Source Entreprenuer, Red Hat, santhosh inspirations Voice your views  
Bob YoungBBC talks to Bob Young, the co-founder of Red Hat: “Bob Young is a self-confessed contrarian with a strong desire to change the world by allowing people to share and collaborate. The approach has served him well and has helped turn the Canadian into a multi-millionaire.”