Live Electricity Wire on a water logged road!!!

Got this as an Whatsapp forward!!! It is a Live Electricity Wire which has fallen on the road!!!

Looks scary and worried about the Value for human life!!!

We are far below third world countries 😡

Place: Avadi

Location: Chennai, TN, India.

Incident: During Chennai Rains 2017.

Scared of Layoffs? Then CODE

Keep getting calls from friends that their jobs are at stake because of Automation & AI. In fact a close buddy of mine called me two days back telling his job is at stake.

He said his company has moved out of Peoplesoft and unfortunately his expertise was into it. He said his competency was on the tool and he has lost his touch on coding. His purpose of call was to understand the technology trends and how he has to learn/practice coding.

For a long time Swami & me keep insisting folks who needs an IT career to code. People who get laid off are people who are;

  • Project Managers
  • People Managers
  • Account Managers
  • Manual Software Testers
  • Customer Support Executives

To my knowledge not a single person who is a coder got laid off!!!

iPhone making random calls in the background

Was encountering a wired problem with my iPhone for last two days. iPhone kept dialling random numbers in the background. It’s makes 400-500 Calls a day!!!

Today went to Apple store for help and they said they haven’t encountered such a problem. Also their diagnosis said everything was perfect.

I was suspecting my just updated iOS 11. But, Found that was also not the problem.

Finally, posted in FB get some solution from friends who would have experienced same problem and it worked in minutes.

See if anyone is sharing your iCloud account? This happened to wife’s phone, as her mom was using same iCloud account. Whenever her mom calls, they used to appear on my wife’s phone.

Only then I realised, giving my old iPhone 5C to my HR team, I totally forgot to reset the password.

So, this is a problem which happens when we share iCloud in multiple phones.

As always the power of social media helped.

World is moving towards the RIGHT!!

Right WingUP!!! India’s largest state in terms of Size, Population and Minority influence has given a clear mandate to Right Wing BJP!!

After a week of deliberations the party has announced Yogi Adityanath, an extreme Right Wing activist as the Chief Minister designate!!

Already Social Media & News channels are up with their Ante!! But I’m not going to talk about the good or bad about Yogi nor going to give my opinion on things that is going to shape India!!!

But I’m curious to know if the world is changing?? Almost every country is moving towards the Right!!!

  1. I’d consider Donald Trumph’s campaign and win as Right Wing wave!!
  2. Britain went with Right Wing Theresa May!!
  3. Germany is with Angela Merkel!!

Right Wing is becoming a global phenomenon and are the liberals missing a point here??

Though I’m not an expert in this topic, I see minority appeasement is bringing the rise of Right Wing!!

Let us see how this world is shaping up in the next decade!!

My perception on SOHO has changed!!

Yesterday I went to NABARD office in Madurai and realised it was a SOHO at their Madurai officers house. Also it was NEWS that all NABARD offices in smaller cities are SOHO.

I had a long discussion with NABARD representative, but there was no disturbance from family members.

My personal experience from a SOHO has been horrible and so has been the case of most of my friends. 

At a time when I was convinced that SOHO is a failure, I came across a government office which has successfully pioneered SOHO.

Got a new address

Starting up is always fun!!! You are always left with limited resources and you keep coming up with ways to counter limitations!!!

One such situation is setting up a corporate office for Temple Town Coffee!!! Though we are fortunate enough to have the support group companies (Cogzidel Technologies Pvt & Cogzidel Consultancy Services) to bootstrap us with required resources and infrastructure, we didn’t want to bother them too much with our request.

Also we didn’t want to disturb the professional culture of those entities with would unruly startup work culture!!

Also we spend most of the time on driving in search of locations and meeting people. So, we found it unnecessary on investing for a office and was working out ways!!!

That is when my co-founder Balki, came with the recommendation of setting up a SOCO(Small Office Car Office). 

Our SOCO includes;

  • Swift Dzire car!!
  • Reliance 4G WIPOD!!
  • 2 Laptops!!
  • One official mobile!!
  • Power Bank!!
  • Portable Power Inverter Adapter!!

A look at our powerful gadgets;

That’s my Laptop!!!
Small Office Car Office Phone
SOCO Phone
Balki’s Laptop

So, mostly we use Truck Bay Lane’s as our office.

This is our new Madurai office address;

Truck Bay Lane
NH7, Nilakottai.

Small Office Car Office
Balki working at T2C’s Small Office Car Office at NH7, Nilakottai.

Since we are not a Technology company, Balki and me decided not to invest on Gadgets. So, we got contentented with gadgets which are not being used by our friends.

I got this broken Laptop of my wife, which is damaged but with small tweaks, uninstalling unnecessary applications and downgraded version of Linux, I’m able to get a good performing system.
This is our customer support phone which was given to Balki by his aunt. 

Also this is Balki’s old Laptop which he uses to work and do some weight lifting exercise ;)!!

I’m fortunate enough to get back to startup life and by comfort zone of breaking and fixing this!!

For now heading to my kitchen to explore the recipe of Karupatti Kaapi!!!

Working hard for Alternate Income

I was 24 when I read this book Rich Dad Poor Dad and it’s been 13 years!!! 

Before getting into the subject, let me give a brief about me!!!

I’m an entrepreneur managing 3 entities which are into Technology Services, Management Consulting and Coffee Business. 

Also I’m fairly doing good with my business!!!

But now where I keep failing for last 13 years is my efforts on creating residual income, which keeps coming even if I don’t work.

In these 13 years I’ve;

  • Purchased Properties
  • Invested in MF’s & Stocks
  • Did Angel Funding & Seed Funding 

After doing all these I found India to be over priced on Properties, MF’s & Stocks. Income from these investments are far less than what is showcased on the book. 

All I can make is the profits that comes from exits and not from Rent or Dividends!!

Also I’ve burned my fingers on Angel & Seed Funding because I made these investments even before the Startup boom and almost all the entities I invested are dead!!! 

But I always enjoyed the experience of being associated with a startup and diverse subject knowledge I gained!!!

With all these failed attempts I’ve come to the conclusion that India is not the right place for creating residual income.

Just looking for anyone who has followed Rich Dad Poor Dad recommendation and made it big in India or is India a wrong place for Rober Kiyosaki’s concepts??

Am expecting response from readers!!