I found the problem i am going to solve

Today I realized that this is the  key problem I want to solve  in my life. The problem is people don't know what they wanted to do with their life and if they do, they don't  know how to do it. In most cases people choose their career for two reason, either for money or because parents or society told them . So what is the outcome of this , a unhappy set of people who are doing unhappy work.  When a  question arises what can solving this problem do, i have a million answers to say and every answer could be interconnected. On speaking how to solve this problem i dont still know how exactly i am going to solve this problem. But i know for sure i am going to solve this problem.
What makes this problem favourite to me and why I should solve this problem ?.  I believe that if I solve this problem I am going to enable a million others who is going to solve a million other problems around me and they will put their heart and soul to it , so why I take the headache of solving a minute problem , if I can be the enabler who solves million other problems.

An e-mail written with love by a software developer

                                                                             This letter was written my dear friend sridhar to one of our clients, i am sure this letter was written from the  heart and it surely tell the story of a developer. Hats off my friend, it has been  great working with you, and i personally learned a lot from you my dear friend.

Hi *****,

I am sridhar, the developer who is trying to develop you as a product that people would love to use and would make a part of their life . In the process of building you rigid to these harsh environment which is trying its best to destroy your stability and trying to break your arms so that you will loose your stability to live around people and get them to know more about yourself. 

Birth of ****,

You were born out as a great idea from your godfather *****, who gave you the name that you hold today. I still remember the day when people sent me your photographs showing what you could become one day . I really fell in love with what you could do if trained properly and was sure would make me proud the day you go out to the world. You came to me on 28th january , i still remember that day , i felt very sad seeing you ,you were like you dint even exists, the you that i saw that day was only blank like a child , so i made a point that if i am building you then i will make sure i will train you such a way that people wouldnt shout at you and blame you for your existence. I made sure i will give you my everything , my time,my life, everything that was stopping me in making you what you want to be.  

**** is different,

You are different, i can say this was one of the main reason i fell in love with you because you were different from those who already existed but dint care about people opinions which you did. I started you on 24th, i saw that the photographs the people showed me dint existed because all that i got was simple layouts with buttons here and there and when i tried to run you i saw only blank layout of you. But i dint complain and started to picturize you as seen in the picture . I dint had the resources to make you look like that which i got later. In the process of developing you, you had different features like chat,ask questions,share and invite. Chat would have taken 20 days for others to implement but we your creators make sure that we do it fast so that you can start interacting and made you to chat locally in 2days. 

we made you function locally but you wanted to reach the world ,so we had to integrate you to server which had access to people to whom you could connect . we couldn't integrate you initially as we dint had proper apis to integrate you and the server was crashing without sending you the information you required. Going down the way we got the apis in parts day by day and we started to understand you as a product. we needed to do pagination in order to make you wait less so that you can get response faster. we also gave you the ability to send photographs and images to people who connected to you. we also did profile which brought people more closer.

Sorry ****, though i could do everything ,i could not build you rigid due to unrealistic timelines and constant pressure from the people who needed you fast but forgot you wouldn't survive if you were released early. I am sad i could do only so much for you but would love to bring you up better if you could get me more peaceful time to make you want you should be. 

I hope you would convey my message to your team and request them the same and would return back to me happily

If you come back i will make sure you would not break even in tough environment, 

Thanks *****  for being a part of my life ,though i am giving you away you will always exists with me as a part of me

a sad father

Through the life at foofys

The journey with foofys started on may 12, 2014. After an experience with a unsuccessful startup getting again into a start up was scary.Adding to which was some of the reviews on glassdoor. But as always good friends always come into rescue at the right time, this time it was vineeth helping me go ahead with this decision of joining with foofys, thanks to vineeth , looking back that support helped me lot throught the journey.
                                             It was the first day at foofys and i was skeptical when i first stepped in, new company new people and enough reasons to be skeptical when stepping again into a startup. The first day itself changed my prejudice , friendly people, a space to express,  everything just kept me excited enough. Looking back the journey was a roller coaster ride, a one with tons of learning expereince and here i would like to tell three stories from foofys

Few of the mantras i hear repeatdly been chanted in foOfys

Come out of your comfort zone, that is where magic happens.
Dont tell me problems i also have a thousand problems to tell, tell me solutions.
Make decisions by yourself , you are also a leader.
Whenever trying to put across a problem , dont tell the problem , but give suggestions also to solve the problem, it shall really help.
Show your qualities to others through examples.
Never expect appreciation for what you do, appreciation will come...
Give value to people and respect them, you will give it back.
Dont say yes to everything , learn to say no and put it in a polite way.
Love what you do, then time wont be a problem.
Be the most friendly and charismatic person around, shake hands, greet people.
Keep learning and keep reading.
Try to plan ahead, planning is most essential process in your life, it gives you a clear picture of what to do next.
Say thank you without any relectance.
Get into others shoes when you communicate, that helps in convincing and smoother communication
Help people in whatever ways you can, nothing wont be a waste.
Actions speeaks louder than words.
Take ownership and responsibility in whatever you do.
Do what you say, that makes you a reliable person.
Enable others and keep enabling them.
Build good relationships with people, you wont know when it shall help.
The way you put it is important, you need to master the skill of presentation.
Quality counts.
It is important to take risk in business.
Be bold enough to speak out, otherwise you shall never be heard.

.........................to be continued

The lessons learnt from leadership

Everybody is a super hero here in their own areas

                                                                             Being in a responsible position, leading a team of hot blooded youngsters, taking right decisions, getting things into shape, changing modes when needed, being a part in itself, creating an environment where everyone loves to come, making friendships, getting to know people deep, having a vision are the few things i went through and learnt being a leader. It is an exciting journey everybody should  travel  and would be taken upon one day or the another. In this post i would love to share some of the learning i had travelling this journey.

  • Everybody is a super hero here: Different people are talented in different ways this belief have always helped me. When i could figure out the right talent and put them in the right places things began changing, more ideas came out, creativity blossomed and i could see old traditional methods being replaced by new technologies and new ways, more leaders emerged, in my terms a new super hero is born.
  • Super Heroes are super heroes: I always believed that everybody is a super hero no hierarchy there. Everybody is a leader , and every bodies voice should reach the upper crest, here there is no room for egos, only one aim, every voice should be heard loud, no one man show here. This gave people more importance, they really felt it was their own, they initiated new changes.
  • Super Heroes always get the credit: If you do something you are the one who is going to get the credit nobody is going to snatch it from you so put in your best. People started to love doing things.
  • Super Heroes have the freedom but should know the limits: Everybody loves freedom, nobody loves to get restricted,  u have the freedom to do  anything anytime, but you should keep your part clear, nobody will take care of your role. Teaching to know the limits and warning when limits are crossed helped members to take responsibility of their own. If one forgets other super heroes took the initiative in remembering them.
  • Even Super Heroes make mistakes: Sometimes you take the wrong step make mistakes , but you will be given a second chance, because even super heroes make mistakes, but you cant repeat it again and again. Helped in building roots of friendship , love and care , most essential thing in any relationship.
  • Super Heroes party together:  We play, work and have fun together.There is no individual parties we love the word 'team' and we stand for team work.
  • Super Heroes fight each other sometimes: We fight each other sometimes but we soon unite to gather more strength. Conflicts are a part of the story always but resolving conflicts is yet another beautiful story.
  • Super Heroes too have an unplanned day: Planning is the key for us, one unplanned day turn things upside down, so we try to make less unplanned days.  
  • Super Heroes have a story to tell: Every super hero have a story to tell , listening to these stories help you fight for different causes together in more strength
                                                                       Best of luck for all my super heroes who taught me this wonderful lessons.

By the window side....

 Down the road i see magic, for the distance covered i shall never regret.

                                                       The cool wind is hitting hard on my face and there is a fresh feeling of nostalgia. This feeling has always amazed me from the childhood, so every time i get a chance to go by bus, i make it a point to be by the window side, so i can enjoy every bit of the journey Actually i have always wondered why this gives me so much happiness to be by the side of the window, being such a silly craze i enjoy it to the fullest and never get bored by repeating it again and again. When i kept on observing those moments i got some interesting answers.....
                                                       When the cool breeze was hitting hard on my face i always tried to be in the moment and tried to feel the coolness in it , these winds take me to a world of memories where   
my face was lit with joy, where i enjoyed the most, it may be breaks of laughter i shared with friends or a beautiful  moment with my beloved or the crazy things i do everyday, i never used to think about the sour moments of life then...instead get rejuvenated by happiest moments of my life....this simple thought process kept me happy through t the journey :).

Shades of silent mind....

There were no loud noises, but there were silent whispers
Silent whispers that caused reverberations in minds
There were no myriad of colors,but there were
shades of black and white that created exquisite masterpieces.
There were  no big tides, but there were small ripples 
that caused  huge waves in heart.
There were no volcanoes, but there were small fumes
that lit the corners of the heart.
                                                                          Some people are like that ,they never make loud noises, they are never reflected, they never create ripples but still occupies  the deepest parts of our mind. This post is dedicated to my friend Arun who is such a marvelous piece.Even in his silence i use to feel the touch and caress of a loving friend who  have a heart to appreciate the little things. Arun, may all your wishes and dreams come true!Happy birthdaty :)

The choices we make........

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
Eleanor Roosevelt 

                                 Today during a send off function arranged for one of our outgoing colleague our chairman was talking to us, i was deeply touched by his words and wished to write more about the thought he had shared  with us. He was talking about the choices we make in our life, today we seem to be  living in an environment were we constantly blame others for the lack of happiness in our lives due to wrong choices that they choose for us. Be it a career, choosing a partner, or anything small in our life we tend to make choices for the sake of others, trying to make them happy. But when he asked this question , 'will you be happy by that wrong choice', 'would you not regret for this wrong choice made' we all were stuck for a moment. I just feel there is a real good point in what he said, whatever choices that we make in our lives, we are solely responsible for it, we are the ones who are going to enjoy the fruits of that choice so its our responsibility to make the choices which is good for 'US' not for our parents or for  our company or for our friends, because ultimately at the end of the day you have to stand alone facing the reality of life , you  are all alone in the race of your life, the one who have to complete your race, nobody will ever come and finish it for you.This simple realization will help you make better choices in your life, choices that will never make you regret later on in  your life.With one of my favorite quotes  i am putting a full stop to this post.