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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.

Does god exist? – a practical answer by a Hindu Priest

This is a short messaging extracted from speech of Dr. Shri. Garikipati Narasimha Rao. Once upon a time, a Hindu Pundit goes for a haircut. While working, the barber has asked “Sir, does the God exist?” The Pundit responds “Why not? by the way, I’m a brahmin pundit and spend a lot of time serving the God; why are you asking me such a question?”. The barber says “No sir, if God exist, he should be taking care of all of us and solve our problems; since that is not happening, I don’t think God exist”. The Pundit did not…

China, you don’t deserve to sell us your products

Read news about China’s claim about quality of their Rapid Testing Kits for COVID-19 which was rejected by our Government. India has made a wise decision of advising not to use Rapid Testing Kits made in China. China can’t even produce quality toys for children and why should we trust that China can produce quality products for health care? If China really have any humanaterion ethics, it could have controlled Carona virus itself by taking necessary measures and advise its citizens to stop eating animals. who knows what all have eaten by the team worked on to prepare Rapid Testing…

Not happy in your current job; should you move on?

Today, we often observe that people switch jobs for almost no reason; one of the most common reason is that the other company is offering some extra money. People especially youth of today should know that they should not switch jobs for pity reasons; there must be a strong reason for switching job. If you are switching job for a pay hike, please be informed that you get even better hike when you are loyal to your employer and show productivity; it may take a while but your effort and honesty will not go waste. There is no guarantee that…

Train cancelled… but you don’t have to rush for cancellation

India since lockdown has been extended, Indian Railways have suspended all trains till 3rd May, 2020. Indian Railways have sent messages to passengers stating e-tickets will be cancelled automatically and full refund gets credited to payment method used while booking. There is no need for users to take any action. For passengers those booked tickets through counters can submit tickets for vull refund till 20th June, 2020; so there is no need to rush to railway counters immediately. In the interest of Passenger safety, once trains are resumed, (hopefully for a few months or so), no blankets will be provided…

Lockdown in India continues to fight against COVID-19

Addressing the nation, the Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra has appreciated all citizens for following lockdown to fight against Corna virus (COVID19). He recalled that when there were no single case of Carona Virus, India has decided to screen every traveller, when there were just 550 COVID19 cases, India has decided to mandate 14 day quarantine for those who returned from different countries. When deaths due to COVID 19 are not even 100, India has taken step to lockdown completely for 21 days. Although, it has caused difficulties to citizens, it has certainly shown great results. There are many countries where…

An important thing one must teach to children within their age of 10

Writing this after listening to a video of Dr. Sri. Garikapati Narasimha Rao garu about nature of Swami Vivekananda since his childhood days. Swami Vivekanada has a nature of giving to needy almost from his age of four. If he finds someone without cloths, he used to just give away cloths that he was wearing. One day his mother made him to stay in his father’s room with an intention that he would know limits of giving. Since his father’s room is full of books, she thought he cannot do anything. But he found long coats of his father hanged…

Impact of Dr. Sri. Garikapati Pravachanam

For a few weeks now, I regularly listen to Pravachanams (speeches) of Dr. Sri. Garikapati Narasimha Rao garu (in Telugu); I learn something from each speech. I wish I should have started listening to his speeches earlier; better late than never. In one of his recent speeches, something touched me indeed and I thought sharing here may benefit at least someone in this world and I shall feel utmost happy if this happens to someone I know. In his recent speeches, Shri. Guruvu garu (Shri. Garikapati) mentions that he got a call from a couple who live in the United…

Prime Minister’s Appeal to the nation: what you should be doing on this Sunday at 9PM?

After announcing lock down across the country, Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi addressed the nation for the first time today and has an appeal for all of us. Dear Fellow Citizens, thank you for making Janata Curfew a grand success on 22nd March, 2020 and staying at home during lock down period. Yes, there would be some inconveniences but unfortunately we have no option to save our country. Appeal from our beloved Prime Minister is that on Sunday the 5th April, 2020 at 9pm (IST) for 9 minitues, turn off all lights in our house and light a lamp (it…

COVID-19 effect on stock market – what am I doing?

As we know, we are going through difficult times due to COVID-19 and major hit on global economy. It’s unfortunate that many businesses have come to a halt. Yes, it’s temporary – in fact, everything in this world is temporary! Like everyone, I’m also seeing decline in my portfolio but I’m optimistic that situation has begun to improve. Here is what I did in last few weeks. I have sold short-term mutual funds with a nominal margin. I have decided not to buy new stocks except State Bank of India. I have continued investing on daily basis on the stocks…

Greetings on Sarwari named Telugu New Year – Ugadi Festival

Ugadi is one of the popular festival for Telugu Speaking people. There is a 60 year cycle in Telugu calendars and we are now entering into 34th year that is named “Sarwari”. Although right now we are all dealing with COVID 19 also known as Carona Virus, we will get rid of this difficult situation very soon. It’s important to follow directions of the Government and stay safe. Ugadi is a festival that starts with offering prayers to lord and then taste a mix of six tastes – sweet, soar, spicy, salt, bitterness and tang. Each taste describes different things:…