December 26, 2014 17:26 by Rohit
My New Year resolution 2015 is as below (not particularly in any order):
- Exercise daily and reduce weight.
- Focus on investments.
- Read one book every month.
- Continue regular donation to NGOs.
- Learn one new technology.
- Clear one certification.
- Travel to a new place and write travel journal.
- Plan a business and take first steps.
- Practice daily: Manifestation techniques of The Secret.
- Review this resolution daily and maintain progress sheet.
December 21, 2014 13:11 by Rohit
It is a cool sunny afternoon of December and I am preparing for the client interaction tomorrow. One of the company has got the documents signed which means I cannot apply now in other companies.
There is a long To-Do list of items on my mobile app. for the things to be completed today urgently. One of the task is to get my best formal dress ironed for tomorrow's meet.
December 18, 2014 19:04 by Rohit
I am changing company. If you have a single offer then no issue. But if you have two or more offers it is difficult to decide when you want to join one company and other company is increasing money.
The dilemma continues. Whether to prefer Brand over Money or vice-versa.
One company giving big position with huge responsibilities. Other company increasing salary figure.
August 3, 2014 21:08 by Rohit
This is taken from TED site and Wikipedia.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan: "Ideas Worth Spreading". TED is devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of powerful talks.
In 1984 it started as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged and today it covers all topics from science to business to global issues.
I came across TED videos on youtube and some of them are very inspirational and powerful.
One such talk is: My philosophy for a happy life: Sam Berns at TEDxMidAtlantic.
June 29, 2014 22:34 by Rohit
“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot” ~Hausa Proverb
Just finished reading a post on keeping a Gratitude Journal. It reminds me of several good things, small and big, for which I should be thankful. As is rightly said:
"The more you feel gratitude for what you have, the more you will get to be thankful for".
Keeping a gratitude journal is an easy way to see positivity in life. It also helps enjoy those small moments of happiness that you just ignore in the hope to find a bigger moment of happiness.
While I am thinking to keep this journal on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3, there are several online tools you can use:
- Grateful 160
- I am Thankful
- Thankful For
- Gratitude 365 App.
January 1, 2014 10:55 by Rohit
After a long delay, discussions, plans and reviews, I finally decided to buy Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Purchased on 31st-December-2013, a new year gift to myself.
December 22, 2013 12:27 by Rohit
Few colleagues tossed a question: "Rohit, why you write so much?". This post is an answer to end this debate. It is also imperative to highlight the points to them because they are among those few who regularly check my blogs (IRohitable, My Days My Life and Zing Life).
To start with, I want to tell you when and why I started writing. It all started in the year 2006. I started a daily journal of day-to-day happenings. It was only later 2009 when I realized the real benefits of writing. My life had taken a U-turn and I wanted to keep myself occupied with any constructive activity. My blog, Zing Life, is the result of this U-turn. While writing posts for Zing Life I realized, writing not only keeps you busy but also syncs your actions with your goals. My day-to-day journal also became voluminous and I moved most of the incidents online. I later made this journal private.
My blog, IRohitable, is a collection of problems and solutions. It is more like a professional blog. It covers everything related to my day job as a Software Developer. I write here to learn. It is a human tendency that if you write something you far better remember it then simply reading it. Also, when your writing is available online, you get variety of feedback from people around the globe. And when it is related to programming or something conceptual, you should be ready for strong criticism. This criticism helps you dig deeper in understanding the concept clearly.
This blog, My Days My Life, is a place where I share things not related to my professional life. These are not-so-private things which can be shared with close friends.
In the end I want to sum up the benefits of writing and want to tell you, frankly, that I am not a professional writer. Still much needs to be learned. There are several blogs which I regularly read and, at the end of the day, feel how little I know about expressing myself professionally and clearly.
Therefore, my friends, I write because:
- It syncs my actions with my goals. It syncs my Mind, Body and Soul.
- I become a better person when my post reminds me to behave accordingly. Live what you write.
- I can express myself better with writing.
- Writing helps me dig deeper.
- Writing brings discipline in life.
- Writing helps me to remember things longer than mere reading.
- It keeps me busy.
Last but not the least, I am an avid reader as well. I love books, mostly non-fiction.
December 19, 2013 23:06 by Rohit
My company organized a Conclave in Bangalore where I also presented. Below are the photos:
December 19, 2013 00:44 by Rohit
These days I am getting little time to fulfill my passion. From 9 am to 10 pm, the day is tightly occupied. Though office timings are 11 am to 9 pm (50 Hours a week) but including commuting time, it extends 1 hour on both sides.
A typical schedule on business days is:
- Keep snoozing alarm till it is 8:00 am.
- 8:30 am - Check comments on my blog and mails. Read few inspirational posts on other blogs.
- By 9:45 am, get ready and wait for call from cab driver.
- Reach office by 10:30 AM and check mails.
- 11:00 AM - rush to office cafeteria to have morning breakfast. Usually, butter toast with Corn Flakes.
- 11:40 AM - 9:00 PM: Office Work. Mess up and beat head with code.
- 09:30 PM - Dinner in a cafe.
- 10:00 PM - Reach my room. Turn ON television with News Channel and simultaneously check personal mails, blog comments, social-networking sites. Read technical articles or do small R&D things.
- 12:00 AM -Change television channel for old Hindi songs and switch off lights.
- 12:30 AM - Eyes become like Garfield. Turn off television from main switch near my bed. This turns off refrigerator as well because both have same connection. Who cares.
June 15, 2013 09:15 by Rohit
Recently read somewhere that if you want to be a good entrepreneur, spend some time working in good companies. My present company is one such company. Continuous improvement and best practices are its core values. It has several websites for internal use like:
- It has its social networking site similar to facebook which is to be used by employees only.
- A micro-blogging site similar to twitter where employees can post short streams and share information.
- A blogging tool where employees can create their own blogs to share their knowledge with colleagues.
- A website which enable employees to take trainings online.
- A website to get financial information anytime. Employees can set compensation plan, download salary slips and submit tax related information.
- An idea submission site where employees are encouraged to submit ideas on a regular basis. Each idea is analyzed and short-listed. There is an execution plan for selected ideas.
- A website for grievances.
- A website to track transportation.
- A website to share technical documents, tutorial videos and research works.
- A website to recognize your colleagues for their good work.
- A website from which employees can download employment proof, address proof letters.
And many other online initiatives.