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Author: Srinivasu Chakravarthula

Srinivasu is an accessibility evangelist with 16+ years of experience. Currently works as Senior Accessibility Program Manager at Watermark. Previousely held several positions at companies like BarrierBreak, Yahoo, PayPal, Deque, HCL etc., He believes in the teachings of Shri. Adi Sankaracharya, Swami Vivekananda. He is also Founder of ServeOM Inclusion - a platform to pormote accessibility.

Life needs to be balanced; why?

No matter what stage we reach, we need to learn to adopt to live in any situation. A small story. Once upon a time, a wise man passes away, dhootas from Swargam will appear and appreciate all the great work he has done in life and they have come to welcome him to Swargam. Then he asks “Great; but please tell me pros and cons at Swargam”. Then they say “Well, no one has asked such a question before and you are the first one; at Swargam, you can enjoy a lot of peace, positivity, respect and happiness; flip side…

When to perform Bhagavannama Smarana?

Starting today, I post small notes about devotion, tradition and culture! Often we think about what is the best time to think of god and perform Bhagavannama Smarana. We need to schedule a day and time, if we decide to perform with public visibility and follow all the rules described in spiritual literature. But within our mind, we should perform Bhagavannama Smarana all the time; no matter what we are doing. We can chant mantras like Om Namah Shivayaha, Om Namo Narayanaya, Om Shri. Matre Namaha all the time within our mind. We can do this even while we eat,…

We lost a person who respect culture and Classical music; Padmabhushan Shri. SP Balasubramaniam left to perform at heaven

As we know, unfortunately, Padmabhushan Shri. S P Balasubramaniam passed away this afternoon (well, he may have departed yesterday but I believe announcement was delayed to prepare all of us to accept the shocking news). He was admitted to MGM Health Care when he was tested COVID positive. Although he came out of COVID earlier this month, he has developed other issues and could not survive. His life is certainly an inspiration not just because he was a great singer, music director, film producer etc., but he was someone who succeeded in his interest of music in spite he did…

Bigg Boss 4 Telugu – watching this time to support a cause

I never watched Bigg Boss. I don’t even know about this show. Recently got to know about this show and watching Series 4 to support our sister Smt. Padala Kalyani (Popularly known as Karate Kalyani) as she is one of the contestants. What is Bigg Boss? Bigg Boss (or colloquially Bigg Boss Telugu) is the Indian Telugu-language version of reality TV series Bigg Boss, which is an adaptation of the Dutch series Big Brother. Jr NTR and Nani hosted for Season 1 and Season 2 respectively while Akkineni Nagarjuna hosted for Season 3 and Season 4. Ramya Krishnan appeared as a guest host in Season 3 for sixth week. It airs on Star Maa and streams on OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar. Source: Bigg Boss Telugu page on…

Some ideas for artists to accept new normal

Due to unprecedented situation of Carona Virus (COVID-19), while people in some sector are able to work remotely, there is halt for a lot of activities including cultarul activities. There are many people who rely solely on a specific art for their livelihood such as performing music concert, Harikatha, dance etc., Unfortunately, this situation will continue for a few more months, if not years hopefully. There are a few ways that such artists can leverage using technologies and make their livelihood. Let’s discuss some ideas and hopefully help someone. A few months ago, I have noticed series of cultural events…

Karnataka: if you are in quarantine, don’t move your mobile phone

Firstly, let me express deep sense of appreciation to officials of Karnataka Government for monitoring people in quarantine to ensure safety of community. They have a mechanism to reach out via an interactive automated voice call, they have a doctor call person and then an employee from BBMP (Bangalore Bruhat Maha Palika) or local panchayat. All of them are doing great job. However, technology given to them or mechanism given to them is inappropriate. Since I have travelled to Hyderabad during last week of June, we are marked to be in home quarantine till 10th July, 2020. A couple of…

Recent travel experience

To help my mother-in-law, I have recently travelled to Hyderabad from Bangalore. This is my first travel during this COVID 19 situation. Good news due to COVID 19 measures is that we no longer have to print boarding pass. Travellers can do a web check-in and carry electronic boarding pass on their mobile device. Not so good news is that while web check-in is mandatory, airlenes keep a price tag for many seats ranging from INR 400 to INR 1000. It’s a bit painful because already air fares are hiked than usual. However, one can choose to have seat auto-assigned.…

Tips for effective sleep

It’s essential that we sleep at least for 7 hours a night and an hour during day. A lot of people complaint that they they do not get sleep. Here are some tips that I have learnt from various spiritual speeches. Leave gadgets includeing mobile phone 30 minutes before going to bed. Go to bed by 9:30pm or at least by 10pm. whether you feel sleep or not, go to bed. If you get sleep, great; else, close your eyes and chant whichever god you prefer; Om Namah Shivaya, Om Namo Narayanaya, Om Shri. Matre Namaha… or whatever you prefer.…

#TTDProperty – no bloody fellow has right to sell!

I never prefer to use abusive words but incidents that are taking place in Andhra Pradesh. There is news about sale of TTD Property to raise money. These properties are not allotted by any government but have donated by devotees to expand better facilities so that more devotees could visit Tirumala. Hence no government or anyone has any bloody right to sell them. Those thought of selling have to consider selling their own properties and donate to TTD if they really concerned about financial situation. Government of Andhra Pradesh needs to understand that they should not test patience of people.…

Greetings on the auspecious occasion of Shri. Hanuman Jayanthi

Lord Shri. Hanuman is known as strong devotee of Lord Shri. Rama. Shri. Hanuman is known for obedience, commitment to what he would want to do. What we need to learn from Shri. Hanuman is that there will be obstacles for every journey of life; whichever task we do, there will be some obstacle or the other; that’s reality. We should not give up to our task but focus on our objective and overcome difficulties. Sincereity and dedication brings us success. We must ensure our time is well spent. Once a second is passed, by no means we could bring…