Sunday, February 26, 2017

#PythaShastri Travel Destinations

#PythaShastri likes Kerala a lot. It is God's own country.
#PythaShastri likes Munnar hills the most.
Kerala has other places like Kochi which is a world class city by any standards. Thekkady is a fresh water lake and is large sized. I tasted the water. It was indeed fresh water. Kumarakom is an outstanding destination. World level tourist destination in my opinion.
A visit to Kerala and a visit to Madurai temples will serve as a complete vision of an India. An India which is different. An India which will raise spirits.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Five Star Hotel

Five Star Hotel is a luxury accommodation meant for 2-3 days. It is situated in a big city or a tourist place.
A Five Star hotel usually has a swimming pool, gymnasium. It usually has a 24 hour coffee and light food service center. And a fine restaurant with chefs of international repute. And a bar too.
The lobby in a five star hotel has luxurious sofas with magazines spread on a center table here and there. A musician may arrive and play soft music. In his absence soft music is usually played on speakers.
Package trips or taxi services can be got arranged in a five star hotel.
A refrigerator with drinks and food is provided in the room. These are usually priced at very high rates. A window in the room opens to a pleasant sight. Either a garden or a monument or the pool.
Shower and bathtubs are provided to relax.
A laptop might be available with free wi-fi to facilitate guests. LCD TV are provided to entertain the guests.
Local cultural events are organised by the staff to increase knowledge of local culture.
Meal plans are usually American and buffet breakfast is served.
I have stayed in a suite. A suite has a living section and a bed section. And the toilets are large.
It is luxury to stay in a five star hotel. 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

About Quality

Quality is one of the toughest concepts to understand. Maybe "Quality"is treated on lines of "Importance" or "Logic".
Philip Crosby said, "Zero Defects". Many say, "Customer Satisfaction".
Edwards Deming was the first guru on Quality. He was mainly interested in statistical quality analysis and quality improvement. He referred to methods of Shewart in statistical analysis.
Juran stressed the importance of top management on Quality. He was the second guru on Quality. He talked about Pareto principle (80:20) and time spiral.
Armand Feigenbaum, the third American Quality guru stressed on Total Quality Management. He talked about problem solving abilities, conflict resolution, standardization. He stressed that everyone has a responsibility on Quality.
Genichi Taguchi, the Japanese Quality guru was interested in quality of products and made formulas for better products. He said cost can be brought down by quality of products.
Kaoru Ishikawa, the Japanese Quality guru pioneered the cause-effect diagrams and was instrumental in the Quality circle idea.
Philip Crosby, an American Quality guru believed that quality is free. Conformance to requirements, zero-defects were some of his ideas.
ISO is one part of Total Quality management. It is concerned with standardization of processes and methods.
Six sigma is the latest buzzword and nothing but 3.4 defects in a million is acceptable in this standard. (Motorola level).
I feel, those interested in quality should assimilate knowledge on Total Quality Management first. Then they can read individual thoughts.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Arrow Workouts

I was finding it difficult to do many sets of certain exercises. While with some it was easy to do more sets. I was wondering how to take it on to my workouts schedule. I do workouts with dumbbells. 10 kg pair.
Then I came up with an idea. I call this "Arrow Workouts". Here is the diagram of my workouts.
This schedule is suiting me. I am able to do dumbbells exercises more regularly. I do about three rounds of this schedule. It takes about 25 minutes - 30 minutes.

1. Biceps Curls 3 sets of 5 reps.
2. Military Presses 2 sets of 5 reps.
3. Squats 1 set of 5 reps.
4. Triceps Back Lifts 2 sets of 7 reps.
5. Both arms together dumbbells rows 3 sets of 5 reps.
6. Bench Presses 2 sets of 7 reps.
7. Dumbbells abs Workouts (Bring both your arms with dumbbells and your legs towards centre, lying down) 1 set of 7 reps.
8. Dead-lifts 2 sets of 5 reps..

I do three rounds. Some days two rounds. The complete cycle.
I plan to change Dumbbells abs Workouts (7th). This does not seem very effective. Maybe I will do single dumbbell raises, standing, between legs to eye levels.
The arrow symbolizes strength. And motivating. And the number of sets has been taken care of, too.

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Destructiveness has been condemned by our society in India, It is not acceptable at all. Destructive mindset is unwelcome and is usually discriminated and considered anti-social.
A person in destructive mode is in quadrant I. He is suicidal. He may cause destruction. He may show unwarranted aggressive behavior. He may express anger to even favorable situations.
Such a person behaves with close associates as in quadrant II. He blames his friends, family, society and organisation for his failures. Any one of them or some of them or all of them.
A person with destructive mindset anticipates as in quadrant III. He begins to expect scheming enemies and foresees situations beyond control. He anticipates mishaps and fears of further discrimination arise in his mind.
Such a person views the world differently and is as in quadrant IV. He feels the situation is unwelcome and there is no scope for improvement. He sees moral corruption everywhere.
Is it bad to have a destructive mindset?
Not necessarily.
There are work which calls for channelizing this mindset for welfare. Cleaning, polishing, exercising, physical work are some ways to channelize this mindset.
Lord Shiva was a god of destruction. There are many devotees of Shiva. Much more than Vishnu devotees. But people in haste and greed forget to listen to reason and follow the successful for short term gains.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

ISO and Quality

The crux of ISO is the spin.
The crux of quality is the two hands, we have.
This is the way I think. My brain works this way. IIM guys, are these ideas good?
Then I make a statement for ISO. For myself. The statement is "I shall contribute to my organisation in software". 
The order is therefore:-
1) Context. Software it is.
2) Leadership. Software because I am good in it.
3) Planning. I make plans. SAP solutions.
4) Support. I expect support for my plans.
5) Operation. If supported, the steps. If not, the steps.
6) Performance Evaluation.
7) Improvement.
Each of these 7 points follow a spin pattern (Hats off Europe. And apologies.). The x axis which is what you do. The y axis which is what to do to create harmony. The -x axis is improvement. Negative because you need improvement. Possibly, what you do is not correct. Against x.
About the quality, it is Pythagoras and Fibonacci, as expressed by hands (Hats off Europe. And deep regrets.). Fingers and gaps.
The statement for quality is, "Survival of the fittest".
There are two methods in quality process of mine. First, product. Second, money.
I have developed on my quality policies a lot. Like importance of thumb. Importance of four fingers being together. Identifying gaps (Read, loopholes). Cost of gaps etc.
I am also making plans on writing a book on "Caricatures". I am confident the book will sell. These are my current plans.

Friday, July 1, 2016

My Bangalore-ings

Big nerds in computers and software do not need anything more than what comes with Windows Operating System for its efficient running. They make tweaks and play around with operating system in a pro fashion and keep their machines healthy and working at blazing speed.
I am a software crazy guy and I have never hesitated in spending my money on gadgets and software.
I have been Bangalore-ing (browsing) in internet and I feel that these five software are a must on any PC lover machines. These software must be bought by paying by credit card.

  1. Driver Easy - Many times device drivers in a PC gets obsolete. Result, devices like mouse, keyboard, printers may work erratic or may not work at all. This software will automatically find and install the right software and the latest ones at a click of a button. 
  2. Auslogics Boost Speed - A PC may have junk files, malwares, bad registry entries and performance issues. This software will take care of all these issues and more. An important necessity on every PC. This software is.
  3. 360 Total Security - This is a complete package on security and most of its components are free. It also strengthens the security of your PC by installing patches, apart from getting rid of viruses. Some features of this software are not free. Firewall Glasswire is not free.
  4. Process Lasso - This is a brilliant software from Bitsum. It keeps the processor and memory working efficiently. Result your PC runs smooth and steadily. As Bitsum have a lot of financial commitments like registration, licenses with operating system companies etc., they are not able to provide this software free.
  5. Hitman Pro - Many times we take a second opinion on issues. When it comes to viruses, we do the same. Hitman Pro destroys hidden viruses and trojans which normal anti-virus may not.