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10 Tips For Better Time Management
Every now and then I come across software developers who keep complaining how difficult it is to find time to learn new things from their daily schedule. Although city life is quite busy more often than not people lack the will, energy and time management skills to deal with the situation. More often than not this lack of time is due to the fact that people poorly manage their time. They don't have any strategy to manage their time effectively. Here are my top 10 tips that can help you manage your time in a better way. If you apply the following tips you can manage your time in a better way than before. I am not going to give you any fancy charts or figures that mostly look nice on paper. I am going to share some practical tips that you can start using right now!
Posted On : 18 Apr 2014
Learning, Unlearning and ASP.NET
Software industry is one of the most dynamic industries to work with. Everyday something new comes up and you have no option but to learn it to be in the race. While learning is a commonly acquired skill by software developers, not many can acquire the unlearning abilities. My experience of training software developers tells me that this skill - unlearning - can dramatically affect your experience with a technology or tool you are learning.
Posted On : 08 Feb 2014
5 Tips to Remember What You Learn Better
As a software developer you need to remember tremendous amount of information. This information is in the form of language syntax, object models, programming concepts, business domain concepts and more. Many of my training participants express their desire to remember what they learn in a better way but often fail to do so due to some or the other reason. While there can't be a single best way to remember things better here I give some tips that work for many developers.
Posted On : 05 Sep 2013
Learn new technologies efficiently
As a software developer you need to deal with the rapidly changing IT industry and keeping yourself updated with the new technologies is one of the most important skills that you need to have. Sadly the fact is many developers find this task too daunting. A common complaint is there is so much to learn and deciding the right learning path is difficult. This task is made difficult further by the fact that new skills must be acquired in a timely manner. If you are too late to upgrade your skills you face the risk of missing good opportunities.
Posted On : 14 Aug 2013
Formal classroom training is still good for you
As an IT trainer I come in contact with dozens of .NET software developers, team leaders and managers. One common area where most of them struggle is - keeping themselves updated with the latest technology. Especially so when technology is quite new to them (say VB6 developer wanting to learn ASP.NET or a web forms developer wanting to learn MVC). While for software developers it may sound like a part of their job they find this task quite hard because they need to strike a balance between available time, personal life, and ongoing project pressures.
Posted On : 01 Aug 2013
God has given shelter to all...
As rain started pouring outside this kitten was in trouble. Recently separated from the mother the little one was confused and didn't know where to go. But the God showers His grace on all. The kitten quickly found a new shelter on this box...
Posted On : 28 Jun 2008
Independence day

Today India will be celebrating its independence day. News papers, magazines and television channels are already busy discussing what we gained, what we lost and what needs to be done in the last 60 years. The main question raised in many of these discussions is "What all Indians need to do in order to make India better?". When I as an individual think about this question, a simple answer comes to my mind. All we need to do is do our duties with sincerity and dedication. That's it! Rest all will follow automatically. We need not have any complex action plan to make our country better. Just do your duties, professional as well as personal, with best of your ability and that can change the picture.

If you ask someone - "What would you like to change in order to make India still better?" then many of us will present a long list ranging from politicians, technology, interest rates, sport awareness, rural development and so on. This is quite natural because we all see these problems in our daily lives. However, do we ever ask this question to ourselves - "What change I need to do in myself so that it will affect my country in a positive way?" When we point one finger to others the rest four are pointed to us. If we at all need to do something for our country then the simplest and highly effective way is to improve yourself. That improvement can be at all levels - job, personal life, relationships and civic duties.

Swami Vivekananda used to energize the entire nation with a slogan from Upanishads. That slogan is still valid today. If we follow it India will be the best country soon. He said - "Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached."

Posted On : 15 Aug 2007
Coverage of my Kundalini Book in Mid-Day

Mid-Day a leading English newspaper published a feature about my recently published book Kundalini Yoga: Concepts and Practices. Some excerpts from the feature are given below:

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Mid-day Metro, Thane (March 23, 2007)

Yoga is the write way to distress Vishnunagar’s Bipin Joshi has written a book about its benefits

Often the cure to most modern day ailments like increasing stress levels can be traced back to yoga and meditation which have been part of the Indian way of living for a long time now. Its this belief that led Bipin Joshi, a 31-year old resident of Vishnunagar, to turn to yoga for answers.

After experiencing the benefits of yoga, Joshi decided to share the same with others through his book titled Kundalini Yoga: Concepts and Practices. Joshi says, "Kundalini yoga is different from normal yoga because it focuses on improving the condition of your mental faculties while normal yoga focuses more on the human body."

Joshi believes that Kundalini yoga is more effective in dealing with stress because it targets the mind. If mental faculties are in a good shape one can deal with just about anything.

Joshi says his association with Kundalini yoga started when he picked up a book on the same twelve years ago. He says, "I was impressed with what I read and decided to try Kundalini yoga. It has really helped me concentrate better and has also given me the ability to deal with high stress levels at work. I decided to share its benefits with others and that's how Kundalini Yoga: Concepts and Practices came about.

Joshi has also has started a web site dedicated to yoga called www.yogavision.in . He says, "I have started this web site to help people access information about the age old science of yoga. I would encourage everyone to use and benefit from yoga."

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Posted On : 26 Mar 2007
I want a new shirt...

He had a toy that broke one day...
He threw it away

He had a beautiful fountain pen that lost his tip one day...
He threw it away

He had a story book that torn into pieces...
He threw it away

He had a watch that stopped working one day...
He threw it away

He had a bicycle that got its wheels damaged...
He threw it away

He had an old car that he felt was not suiting his status...
He threw it away

He had a shirt that became old, not worthy of wearing anymore...
He threw it away

His body became old unable to work further...
He STRONGLY refused to throw it away...

We all have experienced this in our lives. We all know that one day we will vanish from this world but we are so tightly coupled with our bodies that we find it a terrible idea. In Bhagvat Gita it is nicely explained as - "The way we change our clothes; soul needs to change the physical bodies". In Yoga this tendency is called as - Abhinivesha i.e. clinging to life...

Posted On : 01 Apr 2006
He is far away…

The newborn was laying playfully in His lap. So secure and safe…
Just then he saw a butterfly…colorful and bright…
He rushed behind it trying to catch it with his little hands.

Years passed by…

The newborn turned into a young child…curious and full of life.
The butterfly still flying high with even more colors…

Years passed by…

The young child turned into a youth…strong and energetic.
Still the butterfly was out of his reach. Flying up in the sky and shining even brighter…

Years passed by…

The youth turned into a householder…rich, experienced but less energetic than before.
The butterfly seemed closer and he continued his chase…

Years passed by…

The householder turned into an old man…weak and fragile.
The butterfly was colorful and brighter than ever before…very close…
Almost within his reach!

Hurray! At last he grabbed it…
But suddenly the butterfly fell down…dead and lifeless.
A breeze came tearing its soft wings apart…
Pain and anguish rushed into his mind.

With his legs shaking the old man looked back at Him for help and support.
And to his shock realized that He is far away…

Posted On : 11 Feb 2006
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