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Month: July 2014

Guru Poornima

???? ?????? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ???????? ???? ??????? ???????? ????? ???? ????? ??? Guru (Teacher) plays an important role in human life. Guru is one who shows the right direction to an individual. Today we celebrate Guru Pournima and here is some information about this auspicious day! Guru Purnima (IAST: Guru P?r?im?, sanskrit: ???? ????????) is an Indian festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers. This festival traditionally celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists, to thank their teachers. It is marked by ritualistic respect to the guru, Guru Puja. The Guru Principle is said to be a thousand times more active on the day of Gurupournima than on any other day. The…

Button Shape feature on iOS 7 – very cool!

I wish I activated this button shape long back. This is very cool. One of the benefits I see it increases visuals for buttons across the apps and also underline text on buttons. To activate this option, go to: Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> turn ON button options. One issue Apple should fix is that contrast for cancel button on compose window of mail app. It appears as blue text on black when button shapes are turned-on. Screenshot below!

Railway Budget 2014 – a better and futuristic one – my thoughts!

It was nice listening to Shri. Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister for Railways, Government of India as he presented his Railway budget for 2014-15. It is great to see that due importance has given to Passenger amenities, safety and cleanliness. Some of the points I liked from this budget are: Increasing qualities of passenger amenities including cleanliness of bed rolls Introducing bullet trains, high speed trains (specially between Mysore-Bangalore-Chennai, Vijayawada-New Delhi etc., Next generation of e-ticketing including provision to purchase unreserved and platform tickets Appointment of 17000 RPF personnel plus 4000 women RPF personnel All ladies coaches will be escorted by…