If we consider a snake, over time, it gets a new skin, and its old skin dies. Its not easy for the snake to get rid of the old skin. It has to wriggle through rocks and narrow spaces and put in considerable effort to get rid of the old skin. Its quite uncomfortable – a biological process called molting.

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obituary of Sanjay

Bangalore — Sanjay Mysoremutt, 36, died Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Bangalore. He leaves among others, his almost 4 year old jovial son, his affectionate wife, his caring mother and sister, family around the globe and many wonderful friends. He was, arguably not to an unreasonable extent, a gluttonous, slothful, inconsiderate, indifferent, professionally complacent, hypocritical, self-centered fellow, driven by an incessant need for attention and self-gratification. Finally, the miserable bastard kicked the bucket, good riddance! 😉

On June 3rd, some fellow was born and by a wild coincidence had a striking resemblance to the same late Sanjay. Though somewhat over the hill aged 36 to start with, and still haunted by the ghost of his previous existence. there appeared to be remote possibilities that he’s a somewhat better version with a few bug-fixes. He is (relatively) more deeply committed to living an uncluttered, contributive life true to his own heart, and to the pursuit of happiness defined by the harmony of what one thinks, says and does.

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Ha ha I hope I haven’t sounded too callous about myself – on the contrary I love life and myself – selfishness, slothfulness and all. I more or less consider myself and each person on the planet, as some internet video had said – ‘perfectly imperfect’ 🙂 However I do wish it was so easy to die each day and be born fresh the next day. I’ve found that a minimum of once a year is a very worthwhile, invaluable consideration!

luck at home

Yesterday evening’s rain was phenomenal – they were the strongest winds I’d ever seen. From our 10th floor the view of the neighbouring building looked like a waterfall, with water flowing horizontally, it was an amazing sight!

I had closed our window because the water usually comes in through it, but I had not known that my wife had opened them later again so that my office gets some fresh air. So later after we were down enjoying the view of the rain and dancing in the balcony with our son, I returned to my office and let out a shout! One of my office laptops (Acer Aspire 5520) was soaked!
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move to new URL – phase 2

So atleast I have a working blog, with google ranking still working properly. I’ve fixed the URL  mapping so that google results from my old URL redirect correctly to the new URLs. I also corrected the feedblitz thanks to my friend Sudhee’s intimation. I’m quite happy with the first phase of my migration involving upgrade to the new WordPress 3 with multi site support 🙂

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old gold run

Old is Gold – Let’s Stand By Them For A Golden Society!

Hi , I am Sanjay M , I pledge to make a difference to this world!!

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moving to a new URL

This here, my space on the web, is going through a transition. Over the next couple of weeks, it will be available on and off. Any inconvenience (ha ha just kidding) isn’t regretted as its all for a good reason 8)

It will continue to be hosted by the cool folks at weblogs.us (to whom I finally overcame procrastination and went beyond saying thanks merely in words to actually made an online donation). But it will move to a new domain (URL) that I purchased recently, along with an upgrade to WordPress 3.0 Beta.

So reorganising this site and its subsites during my spare time is going to take a while. I hope to complete atleast the initial structural level over the next two weeks.  A few of the objectives (some short & some long term):

  • a professional looking portal for software design and development consultancy services, which includes a knowledge base and guide for aspiring new developers
  • de-clutter my journal/blog site and make info that I consider more relevant and important available more easily
  • make the parenting website more accessible and interactive
  • exhibhit more of my photographs & videos from my past travels around the world
  • use a sub-portal as a tool for organizing any event where participants can RSVP or collaborate

Any further suggestions are welcome ! 🙂

lets run!

Recently registered for the 10 km marathon in Bangalore (23rd May, Kanteerava Stadium). As I came to know of this run thanks to Omashram Home for the elderly (on facebook), I’m dedicating (see bangalore cares.in) this run for them. The main beneficiary turns out to be myself, as I find the daily practicing for marathon is helping me feel very fit and energetic 8)

My first pathetic practice run yesterday showed me how hopelessly out of shape I currently am, I was pretty much done after just 1 km! 😛 (Tracking using Nokia Sports Tracker on an E71) So this 10 km is a pretty unreasonable thing for me to do! Yesterday evening was kind of negligible. Today’s was marginally somewhat better.

This dedication personally for me will be a nice momento in memory of my (late) beloved Ajji and Tata grandparents whom I grew up with. They were a living example of countless nice values. One thing I learnt as they went through the last years of their life, as a kind of second-hand experience, was the fundamental problem of old age. My grandparents were surrounded by loved ones until their last moments. But others are not so lucky, considering so many elders discarded as liabilities by society. They deserve a better quality of life, and I dream of some day when they will be welcome as an integral part of their families. So this run will be only the beginning of expression of love in action for all our previous generation!

Anyone else joining? Maybe for this or any of the other worthy causes – but of course mainly for the pure fun of it! 😉

yet another somethingananda

3 days I listened to his excellent lecture on Astavakra Gita (he had not charged any money also). The value I got from those 3 days remains unchanged, valuable to me even now. Just the metaphor of not being like a cobbler, but seeing beyond the mere depth of the skin, caused a permanent shift in my world view for the better.

I even now respect him for his vast in-depth knowledge an excellent mental faculty, not too much unlike Vishwanathan Anand being an adept at chess. He is a living example of the well known adage that the teaching is more valuable than the teacher.
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twilight zone in a heavenly park

Walkers amidst the greenery

cause and effect

Newton’s Third Law states that to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This may be easy to see for simple situations where I apply force on this keyboard and it gets depressed, resulting in the letters appearing on this screen. But in more complex things – what is the exact cause of any particular situation – for example a headache?

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