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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.

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.

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

Salient features of Jan Lokpal Bill

Salient features of Jan Lokpal Bill

  • An institution called LOKPAL at the centre and LOKAYUKTA in each state will be set up
  • Like Supreme Court and Election Commission, they will be completely independent of the governments. No minister or bureaucrat will be able to influence their investigations.
  • Cases against corrupt people will not linger on for years anymore: Investigations in any case will have to be completed in one year. Trial should be completed in next one year so that the corrupt politician, officer or judge is sent to jail within two years.
  • The loss that a corrupt person caused to the government will be recovered at the time of conviction.
  • How will it help a common citizen: If any work of any citizen is not done in prescribed time in any government office, Lokpal will impose financial penalty on guilty officers, which will be given as compensation to the complainant.
  • So, you could approach Lokpal if your ration card or passport or voter card is not being made or if police is not registering your case or any other work is not being done in prescribed time. Lokpal will have to get it done in a month’s time. You could also report any case of corruption to Lokpal like ration being siphoned off, poor quality roads been constructed or panchayat funds being siphoned off. Lokpal will have to complete its investigations in a year, trial will be over in next one year and the guilty will go to jail within two years.
  • But won’t the government appoint corrupt and weak people as Lokpal members? That won’t be possible because its members will be selected by judges, citizens and constitutional authorities and not by politicians, through a completely transparent and participatory process.
  • What if some officer in Lokpal becomes corrupt? The entire functioning of Lokpal/ Lokayukta will be completely transparent. Any complaint against any officer of Lokpal shall be investigated and the officer dismissed within two months.
  • What will happen to existing anti-corruption agencies? CVC, departmental vigilance and anti-corruption branch of CBI will be merged into Lokpal. Lokpal will have complete powers and machinery to independently investigate and prosecute any officer, judge or politician.
  • It will be the duty of the Lokpal to provide protection to those who are being victimized for raising their voice against corruption.