Monday, September 24, 2007

TaVika, by me


just scribbled something... written it in 15 min or so... got some good review comments... and scope for improvement is there too ;o)

so posting it on the blog for keeping it handy :o)


Jeevithamela untundo, emi jaraga bothondo evariki eruka
jarigindi jarigedi jarugaboyedi antha oka prayogamega
egisi pade alala laaga, dani meedi padava laaga
sagadame mana kartavyam, mana dharmam, mana jeevitha paramaardham.

Chetiloni geethallo, tala raathallo dorukutunda samadhanam
kashta pade manasunte, kalasi raada adrushtam
odi dudukulu edurkontu, gelupOtamulu chavi choostu
sagadame mana kartavyam, mana dharmam, mana jeevitha paramaardham.


Thursday, July 05, 2007

Shut Up.....

Sometimes you need to Shut Up... But that itch that is left in you to help makes you to open your mouth and screw yourself up.... Do we really need to open your mouth?????

Today there was a weekly meeting.... and there was some problem with gtk which people were stuck... i found that they were stuck for more than couple of weeks... and as soon as i heard the problem i started blabbering out some solution.....

Once i came out of the room, did i realize that i shouldnt have done that... i shouldnt have "showed off" in the area which i dont want to work ;o)

But yes... yet another time i have realized that we need to Shut Up for good. Though you have the itch to help in the things which you have some knowledge on.....

Well that is the Basic nature... and no one can help us in that... ;)

These days things have not been going so smooth in the office... I have worked for an year before also.. but this is the first time that iam experienceing office politics... I had some afterthoughts...

If there is lot of work, you can cope with that...
If the deadlines are approaching, you can take help from friends and complete it...
If Office politics are takign major time of your day.. and you are not able to think what is best and what is not for you.... NO SOLUTION

May be there should be some dedicated Cources started in all the major universities about how to deal efficiently with office politics.... Especially for a person like me.. its been a tough time... I need to learn somethings... Thats a very good thing to do.. but who will teach!!!! this is a major question...
A question that is unanswered....hope i will learn by myself.

But till I learn... the best thing to do is to Shut Up...

Friday, June 22, 2007

School of Rock.............. not Exactly rock ;o)

Today let us 3xpl0r3 the world of music.

I will give basics of music theory. this is not a complete guide, but just what my understanding is. For better results you should always consider consulting a professional teacher.

There are huge number of documents on the internet telling you why you need to approcah a teacher to learn music. One of the main reasons is that, it takes lot of effort to unlearn the bad habits and wrong learning that you learn ;o)

enough of scaring you all.

When learning music in the western style, the musical notes are named with the English Alphabet "c d e f g a b C"

as you must have already observed this is an octave.. eight notes.. .. these english notes are also equivalent to "sa re ga ma pa dha ni SA"

c = sa
d = re
e = ga
f = ma
g = pa
a = dha
b = ni
C = SA

If you observe there are two "c" notes one at the begining and one at the end... the first one is in small letters and the last one is in Capitals. This capitalization specifies that the note comes in the next octave.

Usually with written style using "sa re ga ma" a dot is used to represent higher octave or a lower octave.. we can not show it here... .. also as we are learning the western style, lets assume that capitalization is what we will use.

Ok, now that we know the notes in theory, lets play them... if you have a key board, here is the diagram of notes. For you to play it easily, i have placed black dots on the keys that you need to press, do it in a sequence starting from "c"
if you play guitar, then a simpler version of "c d e f g a b C" would be. If you are new to reading Tabulature, please check this link to know more.


now that we know the notes, lets see how the notes are defined.

Every note comes after a full step ( dont worry, you will know what a full step is in a while). A full step is also called a "Whole step".

For any given note there are two post and pre notes called "sharp" and "flat" respectively. they are denoted by "#" and "b".

so a full representation of notes will be


from this diagram you can read as ( c# = db .. Csharp = D flat etc...)
practically C# is equivalent to Db etc....

If you have observed above, there are no sharp's for two notes... "b" and "e" you can memorize this fact ;o) . Also there is an intermediate note between the rest of the notes. these are "half steps"

For people who have seen a musical keyboard and wondered, why some of the black keys are missing... those are the Sharp notes.... and for B and E the black keys will be missing :o)

so our scale can be converted in to a formula called


This formula is for a scale named C-Major. When you apply this formula on the notes starting from any place, you will be playing C-Major played in the key of the first note that you have started with.

so our first scale will be C-Major in the key of c (Please correct me if iam going wroong anywhere ;o) )

let us experiment a bit.... lets do it in the key of d


now our C-Major played in the key of D becomes. "d e f# g a b C# D"

if you will play these notes and listen to them, you will understand what iam telling.... also you can form this scale with any key and experiment and you will listen to the same "sa re ga ma" ( this line was told keeping beginners in mind.. so no flames for this line ;o) )

here is the Keyboard layout for these notes,

and these are the tabs


In the next session i will give more formulas, and some more tips and tricks ;o)

Disclaimer: This content is not totally mine, Its just what i have learnt all these years.

Feel free to circulate the material.. And please correct me if there are any errors... Syntactical or Semantical :)

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Zindaki........ ka.. Safar....Hai Suhana (Part 1)

July of 2006 with lot of aspirations grads from primere institutes across india came to tri star electronics company to work with latest technologies. As with every fresh grad, each of us were worried what lied ahead. Most of them being software guys coming to an electronics firm were confused if they would be able to survive.

After a week of cultural training where we were trained culturally. Culturally i meant, from techies to apes... by making us wear Suits and Ties.. teaching the way of the mongolian tribes where tri star was from. telling us why we should respect them. We were also thought a tribal song, that is the official song for tri star in their native language.

The Apes were ready, we were headed to a resort AKA forest with trees and rides and other usual stuff where we can play and let them know of our behaviour ( ;) ) It was fun all day playing and jumping from here and there.

Then there was ususal technical training for a month, went in a typical classroom style. All the usual stuff happened... persuading the trainer to leave the class early... mocking students in the class... i was called the Garbage Collector ;). We used to pay Solitare and Space Invadors as they were the only games on the Systems :( , management wanting to remove the games from PC's, Students.. sorry newly hired employees rebelling to that was fun for a month... once the technical training was over...we were put to mini projects

Mini project was good. Good i say in a past tense because most of the people who changed their project from their mini project to something else have felt the same... some one said the work was good.. some said the team was good... but the past is irreversible... and so is present... Well after the mini project we were ranked and placed according to our "wishes" or so they said in some cases.

In the next part ..... Crocodile Festival...