Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Journey of an IT Professional - PART 2

Continuation From Part 1-

So friends In first part of this blog , I had introduced  this kid who had gone keen interest in computers & technology .Once he had choosen Computers as a subject in high school ,he started learning how this technical geek work ,apart from school lab he used  cyber cafe's to access computers on 10 Rs/hour basis ,those days they were running on boom ,as common students from middle class back ground couldn't afford a PC at home,simultaneously his father asked him to start preparing for engineering .

As today still IIT's are first priority for engineering ,he also started dreaming to get admissions to one of the premiere institute of India .Once he cleared his metric ,he took one year drop for preparing IIT -JEE .
Kota was on top priority those days as well ,as today we have all coaching institute open like kirana shops .

So he took admission in one of the premier institute for preparation(his father took loan for paying coaching fees & other expanses) ,studying hard whole day ,solving daily practice sheets ,mock test weekly ,monthly ,he got completely into the preparation as he forgot everything else in his life ,as the year progresses he started dreaming about getting into IIT -Bombay ,taking computer science as a stream ,enjoying the cool life in Mumbai ,no need to mention that he was keeping the charm of bollywood in his mind , its always good to dream about your goals in life .
Kota was full of IIT /AIEEE aspirants coming from all corners of  India ,sometimes it looks like the whole bunch of idiots ,who have left their personal life ,family ,hobbies,girlfriend everything just to get admission to some known prestigious institute of  country ,still he was putting all his efforts on his preparation ,hoping that he will crack this dream .

He was not getting good percentile on his initial days ,but he started getting good scores as month passed .
He was calling his home once in a week to talk to his family ,as landline- STD charges was very high those days ,also he was unable to afford a mobile service  as well .Every time his mom asked what are you doing ,his answer was "STUDY,STUDY,STUDY" ,however it was not true everytime ,but you know you to make sure that your parents don't get worried ,they think that yes my son is putting all his efforts .

But who know the future ?????

What happen with this boy ,what was his result ,weather he cracked IIT ??
All this I will cover in next part ,really guys its very difficult to get time to write or blog .(Just keep it secret I am writing this blog ,when I am about to complete my working hours in my office ,remember I am an working consultant for a MNC .............;)

So friends till then keep visiting my blog & share your views ....

TO BE CONTINUED..............

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

NSR -Credible Data ,Credible People -For IT Professional

This blog is with regards to the NSR -National skill Registry (

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Its an initiative by NASSCOM, in which  they have set up an infrastructure  to store IT Professionals data at a single database.Once an IT Professional is enrolled by NSR, it will generate an ITPIN (IT Professional Identification Number), They will get e-Card & physical ID card can be ordered by paying Rs 113 + taxes. 

Companies which are registered to NSR via Nasscom  will be able to view candidate profiles & will help to identify desired resources, also to it can be used for EBC (Employee Background check ).

As we know that IT firms are getting wiser to employees faking experiences , NSR is helping them to do this by providing a one-stop shop for any kind of IT Employee verification.

(Source NSR website:
National Skills Registry (NSR) is set-up and managed by NDML on behalf of NASSCOM www.nasscom.inNational Skills Registry is an NASSCOM initiative to have a robust and credible information repository about all persons working in the industry. This develops trusted and permanent fact sheet of information about each professional along-with background check reports. This is a security best practice for the industry and assures identity security, industry acceptance to honest professionals.

NSR develops a permanent fact sheet of info for each IT professional along with  BGC reports.
On a per-employee basis, the cost involved at NSR is Rs 250 as one-time joining cost and Rs 50 as an annual fee. Still, just over 6.6 lakh of the total 22 lakh professionals are registered.

Those who are interested can refer to the NSR portal for getting these details ,I was working with TCS earlier so they done the registration for me , so you can even ask your employer to do the same & save registration fees :) .

Sample NSR ID Card: 

Register for NSR: For guidance on registration process and related queries please 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me

Journey Begin from Mumbai to Kolkata

To begin with one of the Bob Marley popular quote our journey started like this :
We planned to go to Kolkata from Mumbai only this time via the road on my beloved Ford Figo to attend one of our Bengali Friends Wedding . That would be a good experience, I thought and which it was except for a little catch.......
We had to cover almost 2300 Kms and that too in a one & half day (just remembered the fastest train to Kolkata from Mumbai takes about 28-30 hrs ). There lies the challenge.....
Hence I asked for my co-pilot, our Chauffeur back from Kolkata to come down to Mumbai and assist me accomplish this task.
On “The Day” i.e March 01, we started really late at about 11 pm and our initial plan was 5 am... so there we were running 6 hrs late plus the heavy inter-state traffic and all to manage...
Anyways the journey started and it took almost evening to cross Maharashtra border to Karnataka and that to at average cruising speeds of about 150-160 Kms/hr. Roads were fine till then until we reached Karnataka and all hell loose broke. However we succeeded in crossing the Karnataka border and off to Andhra Pradesh at late evening. The stretch was small but because of the obvious obstacles i.e potholes or it seemed to be more of craters, it took toll of time.
Our initial plan was to cover as much of the journey as possible on day 1. Hence we headed for Hyderabad. Hyderabad I must say from the looks, seemed a wonderful city, however we cruised on to our next destination, i.e. Vijayawada. When we left Hyderabad via the beautiful Hyderabad Ring Road, it was almost 9PM. Tired and exhausted we reached Vijayawada at 12.00 AM.
Vijayawada seems to be a nice place with lots of Historic Temples. But there was one problem… The time we reached, we could not find a decent place to eat and neither one to stay. Plus an added bonus to that was the language which unfortunately I did not understand. So shall we stay or move further ahead (At back of my mind, I have to calculate for the hours we will lose if we rest). It was a hard decision to make, but with advice of my co-pilot, we decided to travel further till we find a good place to rest for the night.
Soon enough we found a Dhaba where we felt good enough to rest and eat. The food consisting of Parantha and Bhurhji (scrambled eggs) seemed to be delicious at 1.30 AM. And as there was peace to my stomach we decided NOT TO HALT FOR THE NIGHT and one will have rest in the car while other will be driving. So there we were headed for our next destination, Vishakhapatnam.
By this time one thing started to bother us and that was the in numerous no of toll gates we have to pass through to and it seemed we have to pass one every 15-20 Kms. It took us longer than we thought and through the silent night reached Vishakhapatnam at dawn. The sight was breath-taking though with the Sun and the beautiful hills surrounding the city. Also it was my time to rest and hence passed the command to my co-pilot.
The rest of the journey went quite normally and we reached crossed the border to Odisha after noon. Bhubaneswar in Odisha seemed to be a busy place and we struggled through the daytime traffic to hit the open roads. Once we hit the open roads, all seemed to be fine except it was not. And the same was evitable as we neared border of West Bengal. The suddenly beautiful open roads seemed to be nightmare as parts of the highway was blocked due to construction of roads and they diverted two way traffic in a single lane.
However finally we crawled into West Bengal border in the evening and behold my joy of achievement, I was literally was not able to remain within the confines of the car. We had a quick tea to hold the moment finishing which we headed for Kolkata (One of my Favourite cities) and finally reached destination at 8.00 PM.
And that took us 35 hrs and more than 55 Toll Plazas to cross, and a varied geographical terrain to the end of a wonderful, adventurous journey of a lifetime.
To be honest the most I had driven prior to this was 400-500 Kms a day, but this, this was something radically different. With unknown, unnamed roads through 5 different states and throughout the night, the experience was one of its kind and would always remain as a kind of achievement to me.
I could not take much of the photos but would love to share whatever I have with me.

Friday, June 13, 2014

How does it feel to not qualify in IIT JEE?

I failed in IIT JEE. Got an abysmal score in  AIEEE and MP PET. It’s not that I had not tried hard ,I  took  a full year drop for Preparing IIT Mains ,but all waste . I won't be playing the blame games on anyone but the truth is "I had failed". But never  loosen the hope for best .

I was very disappointed and so were my parents, and I felt somewhere I have let them down. Some how I managed to get into a government engineering college of my state , and I was low on confidence,but was happy I got my favourite stream “Computer Science”.

I had to prove myself, and gain back the confidence from my family  & friends .

After my admission, I did only one thing, "I Cherished", Lived the life king size (though it was not possible without support from family )  I kept my spirits high and started to learn to acquire knowledge and did not care about exam scores. I started learning to understand. I didn't study much, but I studied just enough that I understood how exactly a particular thing works. I stopped focusing on the curriculum and more on expanding the breadth of my knowledge, and working on practical applications than "memorizing" theory.

Now after these many years I am an success full consultant 

"People now know me not because of my ranks/scores, but because of my work and knowledge, and that is all that matters in the end, my knowledge. Period."

I find  this story of an each individual who doesn’t  get into a Teir 1 institutes of India(IIT’s /IIMS /NIIT’s)  ,but somehow  they don’t  leave the spirit of fighting  & finally  they achieve what they want ……..

So friends never loose on hope………..

This blog is inspired by story of "Dhruv Hari"

Yours Snazzy boy !!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Journey of an IT Professional - PART 1

Dear Friends
As you all know we are now living in an era of  technology ,where we have  another  life on social networks ,facebook ,twitter,whatsAPP etc ,Now days youth doesn't realize importance of small small things in our life.So just to understand the difference I would like to tell a story of a school boy who has now  become an IT Consultant in big french MNC  & how he started his life  with the world of computer & Internet .

So let me introduce ,this school boy who belong to a Middle class family ,his father was in army & mother was housemaker . As you know ,we have Army schools & KV's  for children s of our defense personnel .
So likely this kid also started his nursery with an Army school somewhere near too Jhansi ,when he got promoted to LKG/UKG  he participated in a race & won 2nd prize & had been awarded by Major Commander of his father battalion .Thats where this kid learn what its like to be awarded @ the age of  almost 5 years .Next year his father got transferred to punjab so shifted his school & left old Friends,teacher everything  to a new state (So not only a shoulder adjust his life for country even his family also do the same ) .

So this kid has moved to  5 different states  of India during his schooling tenure .Finally he settled to his home town ,after 10th in Kv's you have option opting subject as everywhere ,he got an option computer as a subject with Maths & science .This was the point where he was introduced to the Computer & seen the PC first time in school computer lab .Those days desktops where rare ,only fortune of  doctors /business men kids .He got an keen interest into this .......that is were his  journey started ..........

TO BE CONTINUED............................
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