Monday, 20 August 2012

Rating Haleem

As the dryness of the ground recedes, as the vibes of spirituality peek and as the joyous occasion approached, we tasted different dishes. Chiefly haleem.

This year we enjoyed haleem from Hyderabad Restaurant (a local Madhapur eatery not to be confused with Hyderabad House), Paradise and Bawarchi. Sarvi bakery had closed their branch at Madhapur. Last year (or the year before, I don’t remember) I had gone to Sarvi after office hours only to return empty handed. Banjara Hills was a bit far to go just for haleem. But we still wanted to taste Sarvi’s haleem, so what do we do?

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Independence From Mediocrity

Last Saturday, 11-Aug-2012, I watched The Dark Knight Rises with my family at the Cinemax in Inorbit Mall (Screen 2, 10:30 pm). In the movie, as the villain Bane hits the city, a kid is shown singing before a football game.

At first I did not realize what he was singing. But when the sub-titles showed star-spangled banner I realized it was the American national anthem. It ends with the words o’er the land of the free and home of the brave. My brain multi-threads. The words are patriotic. People understand those words. And what power they would have on the citizens. Every time they hear it.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Blogosphere And Startosphere

I had attended two events in the week gone by. The first one was Lunch with Rashmi Bansal at The Park on 09-Aug-2012 organized by blogadda. I reached ten minutes late but no worries, Rashmi herself came ten minutes after me (delayed flight). The Park is a splendid hotel and through the glass wall, one has a beautiful view of the Hussain Sagar.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Spring Security : Documenting Essentials

I was looking at Spring Security recently and thought I’d quickly put it in a sample project. I poked around on the web and got quite a few examples.

However, though they were good, I could not use them as is. The examples don’t use the latest version, Spring 3. The data persistence is not covered adequately, and many a time do not use Hibernate. They put emphasis on details, but do not summarize the important steps.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Post-Feminist America?

Global attention (my attention actually, don’t know how much part of the globe) was caught by Slut Walk, Pussy Riot, Tavi Gavinson, and Marissa Mayer. If you haven’t heard about them, well, here’s brief information:

Friday, 3 August 2012

Marshall Goldsmith On Being More Successful

During the past few days, I have realized one thing about my relationship with books. There's no need to read book recommendations or go about book stores to find good ones. I don’t have to reach out to books, they have their own way to reach me.

In a recent post, I wrote how I got a book at the Startup Saturday event. My acquaintance Hemanth S, with whom I had gone to the event told about the book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. After listening to his praise, I bought the book (on flipkart.com, where else), took the time out and read it fully.