Kempfort Shiva Temple – May’16

On my visit to Bangalore, have visited Kempfort Shiva temple be it was an unpleasant experience. 

As soon we reached temple parking, they have directed us to go to special entry (not darshan). I think it was 120/- per person but there was no free darshan as per them.

Once we entered inside, there was a line towards Lord Ganapathi. Just after that, we walked towards the next step. They have asked to pay 30/- per each person to go in to the cave and there is NO option to avoid the same. We have paid the same and after that we got to go in to the open area. 

After this, we walked over to Lord Shiva statue to get blessings and take photos.

There is one more to go in to another line of Shiva lingas, which we didn’t go in, however there is a separate fee for the same.
OVERALL, it has become a complete commercial temple and you need minimum 200/- per person to visit the temple.

Devotee must need a peaceful time while visiting any temples but not just the money. In this scenario, devotee must be thinking of money rather peacefulness.

Hope the commercial process will change to attract devotees towards God.


ISKON temple Bangalore – May ’16

On 28th, I have visited the great ISKON temple in   Bangalore. Understood that there is general queue and paid queues to have Lord Sri Krishna darshan.
I made to a 300/- ticket  for darshan and it was a happy path to see Lord Krishna and after Darshan, learnt that we can only get 70/- discount on the books purchased with this ticket. With this ticket 6 people can visit Lord Krishna.

Interestingly, there are no books with the less price. So, devotees have to either loose the opportunity of using 70/- or buy if any books with lesser price.

Bust I missed performing a 108 hare Krishna chanting due to the special ticket.

After Darshan, every devotee will be connected to the same exit line.

As usual, the Prasadam is so nice and any shopping inside is expensive.

Put a period to 16 hours work days AND spend more personal time ..!!

Finally, there is some role (not expected definitely) given/assigned in an account. This role is definitely needed by the account (client) management team.

However, with the recent incidents happened in the organization, decided to put a period to the below, which would save the personal time as there is no point in performing the below in the organization where there is no value/recognition to the work you are performing.

  1. Spend NO additional time beyond 8 hours work a day UNLESS being paid for that (in other words given due recognition).
  2. No off-shore calls beyond the work hours (neither in the early not late hours on a business or non-business day).

Restrict yourself to 8 work hours a day would give you a much relief on your personal end. Do not concern about what happens to the project/work if you are not working more than 8 hours, think what is BEING PAID to you as (Business) Organizations will ONLY need money but NOT wellness of an employee.

This is being told by MANY leaders in the world but we give them a chance as need basis which is making them as the habit to ask again and again.

Personal time is quite equivalent and important with Work/Business time. Lead the personal life with no absolute degrades..!!

Happy realization by changing the work culture ..!!

Management Behavior – Threatening to Lay off

I’m a Development Manager, working in US for a big MNC (core management is from Japan) for more than a ‘decade‘ with an experience of executing close to million dollar projects (all together) and was coming out of a Project due to billing concerns from the Delivery team and informed my manager (Indian) about the same.

Couple days later, my manager approached me mentioning that ‘you need to take up a developer role’. My question to him was ‘Why developer role ?’, he mentioned me that it is better instead ‘laying you off‘. I told him to proceed if he is wishing to do like that so I can take it to next level management about the threatening behavior from middle level management.

He also mentioned that he will put ‘Under performer‘ tagged while laying me off so he (organization) doesn’t need to pay off the severance package, simply escaping the benefits.

I responded him to proceed in whatever he wishes to do, I know I can put a fix to all if that becomes a reality.

Think of the cruel behavior/mentality of management in an Organization.

If the above becomes a reality, will definitely reach the senior leadership team out to detail the situation and doesn’t need to worry about the result but have them understand what kind of things happening in the Organization. This would definitely expose the similarities happened to others.

All this happened around two weeks ago and over a telephonic conversation.

After the incident, I’m in no mood to perform as expected by the management as the whole of my department management knows how was my work over the decade. Let’s see how it will turn to be in the coming days.

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How to add .snk file to Project from Common folder

In the current application, I have nearly 200 projects and needs to be strong named all of them to ensure the best to the project.

I have used the below steps to ensure that the team needs to use only one .snk file across the application projects. In general, if you strong name the appliation in a single project, the copy of the .snk file will be created in each project.

With the below, you don’t need to have multiple copies and multiple public key tokens for the same version of the project.

Assumption: You already have the .snk file created

  1. Create a project in Visual Studio.
  2. Right click on the project name and select existing item.
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  4. Add an existing .snk file to the project as a link.
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  6. Refer the added .snk file from the signing tab.
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  8. Build the project.
  9. You need to repeat the same steps for all the projects in your application.

You are good to go..!!

Hope this helps. Happy coding.. 🙂

~ Gangadhar Kotu

How to clear Page file in Windows Server

I was running a dev server which has got 60 GB HDD and couple months later observed that there is no free space. I was looking at the space why it has occupied fully and after sometime understood that the PageFile.sys is having 6.5 GB and wondered how to clear this with simple steps as pagefile.sys is managed by Windows.
Finally found the way.
  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  2. Change the data value of the ClearPageFileAtShutdown value in the following registry key to a value of 1:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

    If the value does not exist, add the following value:

    Value Name: ClearPageFileAtShutdown
    Value Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 1

Note: This change does not take effect until you restart the computer. 

This has given me more space and had cleared other unwanted files to ensure the server runs without space issues.

~ Gangadhar Kotu