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1 year at Watermark

November 4th, 2020 marks my first work anniversary as a Senior Accessibility Program Manager at Watermark Insights. This is one of those places I thoroughly enjoying my work in the area of accessibility. At Watermark, accessibility is not seen just as a check list item or legal requirement; for us, accessibility is a way to innovate and make our products usable to everyone. At Watermark, products undergo a thorough check once a year and regular testing will take place as and when there are updates to existing features and addition of new features. Accessibility is part of product development cycle…

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…

Last 3 weeks…

Last three weeks have been crazy and a lots of new developments in life. Some are good and some are not so good; but life will have mix of things and we just need to accept whatever comes into our way… Positive things first… During 3rd week of October, I have attended Empower 2019 – Assistive Technology conference hosted by IIT Delhi. This has grown big and improved. Thought it was second time of this conference but learnt that it was actually 4th one in the row and first two were hosted in the IIT Delhi Campus itself. Great products…

Thank you 35,786 visitors in 2018

What a great year! Thank you visitors for showing love on my writings. With this 35,786 views in 2018, my views have reached more than 82,000 and great to see I’m nearing 1 Lakh views. Here is a chart that shows views by month in 2018. Wow, it’s far more easy to insert a chart with new editor of WordPress. I don’t have to remember short code of the chart created using visualizer. In case above chart is not accessible to screen reader users, here is a table view of the same. Month Views January 4407 February 3061 March 3225…

Inclusive Walk-a-than 2018

Today I have participated in 5K Inclusive Walk-a-than in Bangalore. It has been an incredible experience. Very well organized. It’s great to see a huge number of participants before 6am on a Sunday morning. Event started with warm-up exercises and they were interpreted in sign-language, buddies are requested to assist people with vision impairment. Then buddies were explained a few tips as to how they can assist people with disabilities. Sighted participants were given an option if they would like to walk with a blind fold. Many participants have opted to experience this. On my way, I have met a…

End of era: Yahoo! Messenger is shutting down in July

It was in the year 1999 when I got introduced to the world of Internet and my first email address was created on Yahoo! Mail which also got me access to the use of Yahoo! Messenger. It was the first instant messaging application in the world. Yahoo! Messenger was one of the much needed software in my computer. Though it was introduced to Yahoo! Mail, it was still fun using as a stand alone application. Yahoo! messenger was first to have chat rooms which I have used a lot and made a lot of new friends. Yahoo! Messenger was one…

His Holiness Shri. Shri. Shri. Jayendra Saraswathi passes away

Today is indeed remains a loss for entire spiritual community. Kanchi Matha Peetadhipathi (Head of Kanchi organization) His Holiness Shri. Shri. Shri. Jayendra Saraswathi has attained heavenly abode earlier today. About Shri. Swami Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi shankaracharya (born 18 July 1935 as Subramanyam Mahadeva ) was the 69th Shankaracharya Guru and head or pontiff (Pï?h?dhipati) of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham. Subramanyam Mahadeva Iyer was nominated by his predecessor, Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamigal, as his successor and was given the pontifical title Sri Jayendra Saraswathi on 22 March 1954. Read more on Wikipedia May he continue to shower his best blessings…

My take on Relationships and disability – story on NewzHook.com

In this story on NewzHook.com – only media that focuses on disability in India and publishes news in accessible way, I have shared my thoughts on relationships and disability including a personal experience. This story may may provide inputs on what precautions to be taken while choosing a life partner. Read more on NewzHook.com If you have an experience or idea to solve such incidents, do feel free to leave a comment.