18 December, 2010

People Whom I Admire – Arvind Kejriwal

Another person behind RTI movement, Arvind Kejriwal. A former IITan and civil services person, winner of Raman Magasaysay award. More on the following links,

06 December, 2010

Congratulations...! Nitish Ji...

“Congratulations Nitish Ji”.
It is the same public, same government bureaucracy, same voting system, same... same... everything same, except change in thought. The Bihar public created history by expressing what they want through vote, a powerful weapon, when correctly used.
I was keep reading few articles by some industry economics experts through news media. Bihar could able to attract better investment from investors than AP last few years. More over, they concentrated on basic infrastructure and education, results will follow, in future.
Once again, Congratulations to Bihar people and their CM.

19 November, 2010

Be Clear on What you are Doing

19, November 2010
I come across an inspiring story. Few people dare to achieve. They are clear on what they are doing. We need not to consider the useless critics. He is from my college (Andhra Polytechnique). Details can be found on the following links.
Most of software people hate the work they are doing. But the following guy (Purna) foresee the future in his work, and above it, he acted upon. I am happy that many of my friends are becoming entrepreneurs. It is what Prof. Kalam is expecting from the present generation.

The MBA who quit his job to earn $100,000 doing Excel blogging.

16 November, 2010

Sincerity – A powerful personal weapon

16, November 2010
I collected the following narration from an online news portal.
If we are sincere from our internal harmony, no one can cheat us, and it keeps an individual contented. Whether it is preached by parents or by management gurus like Covey, or by successful personals like Ratanji, motto is same.
We can observe from his words, no time to start our life, every moment is right time.

A minister had asked for Rs 15 cr bribe: Tata
Mon, Nov 15 04:25 PM
Dehradun: When asked to reveal his mantra for success without compromising with ethics and values, Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata said he did not have a methodology in this regard but he has an example to tell the audience.
"Several years ago, Tatas were trying to set up a domestic airlines in collaboration with Singapore Airlines. Even though we were pioneer in airline industry, we had enormous problems if you remember through the reports in the media.
"We approached three Prime Ministers also. But an individual thwarted our efforts to form the airlines." he said.
Later, Tata said a fellow industrialist commented, "You are stupid people. The Minister was asking for Rs 15 crore. Why didn't he pay?"
The top industrialist was responding to a query from audience after delivering 8th Uttarakhand foundation lecture on "India in the 21st century: Opportunities and Challenges" on the occasion of 10th anniversary of formation of hill state.
Ratan Tata also made it clear there were no change in his plans to retire in 2012 even as he assured a successor who is committed to "ethics and value". Tata, who took the the USD 72 billion dollar company to new heights and made the world's cheapest car Nano, has already announced he will quit office by the end of 2012.
"I don't want to change my deadline I set for my retirement. There are lots of sacrifices, one has to make in terms of personal life. I wanted my life back. I want to enjoy the things that I wanted to do," the top industrialist said here.
In August this year, the Board of Tata Sons Ltd has formed a selection committee comprising five members, including an external member for eventually deciding on a suitable successor to Ratan N Tata.
"There is no such thing indispensably individual. The day I succeeded JRD Tata, I felt in very large shoes. I knew that I cannot be another JRD and I have to be my own person", Tata said in reply to a question after delivering a lecture here.
"I believe my successor will be his own person and hopefully will do things for the country and the group the way we have been doing till now or much better”. I ferociously wanted to ensure that my successor has total commitment for ethics and values, we fought for years now," Tata said.

12 November, 2010

Proud Indian or Proud Citizen?

12th, November, 2010
Mr. President Obama praised India an emerged country. It is reflecting the attention of western world on India’s growth, especially the middle class buying capability. Is it true, India an emerged country? A fictitious statement, lot many people are at BPL. What I have done to help them in contributing ‘developed India’? Nothing L.
I am proud citizen since my parents born in this country. I am searching my day to be a proud Indian. I am happy that so many acquaintances of my friend circle becoming entrepreneurs. It would be much more outside my circle.

07 November, 2010

The Scientific Indian

Short and precise book, easy to read. Finished in up-n-down journey. Try it.

26 October, 2010

How to Solve It – Polya’s Book

26th, October, 2010
How to Solve It – Polya’s Book

I received the mathematical book written by well known author, Gorge Polya. The book titled as “How to Solve It”, a nice collection of thoughts on mathematical problem solving. It is available for Indian market from Westland distributors (low cost, good quality). Read if possible.

18 October, 2010

I read a new book - The Design of Everyday Things

18th, October, 2010

Recently I read the book The Design of Everyday Things written by Donald Norman. It is a must read book for those who are in design of small embedded gadgets or smart systems. He emphasises, the role of common sense in design. Small book (about 300 page) and easy to read, read it if possible.

13 October, 2010

Chetan Bhagat at Symbiosis

Speech by Chetan Bhagat at Symbiosis ...must read...

Hey guys,

I liked it so I am sharing it.I hope you all will like it too. "Don’t just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. I use the word balanced before successful.

Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order. There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions."

"Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same is with life where health and relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die.

One thing about nurturing the spark - don't take life seriously. Life is not meant to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up?

It's ok, bunk a few classes, scoring low in couple of papers, goof up a few interviews, take leave from work, fall in love, little fights with your spouse. We are people, not programmed devices........." :)

"Don't be serious, be sincere."!!

Source: http://tech-nikk.blogspot.com/2009/12/speech-by-chetan-bhagat-at-symbiosis.html 

09 October, 2010


9th October, 10
10-10-10-10-10-10 ----------- 10th October, 10
We met 9-9-9-9-9-9 last year. And it will be repeating for other numbers.
Are they really special days? Certainly. They are special days for those who wants to play on the ignorance of illiterate people (ofcourse few educated also logic less sometimes).
Few people won't believe the number 8, and considers as unlucky number due to its decreasing sequence when we add digits of its multiples (8, 16, 24, 32, ...72, 80, 88, .... so on). But for China it is lucky number, Olympic games started on 8th, August 2008 is an example.
I don't think the nature created such numbers which will harm living organs on the Earth. It is just the hype created by the pseudo intelligent people. Every number has its own priority and importance in the number system. Believe in yourself.

07 October, 2010

ప్చ్! కొందరంతె!

Why some persons are so stupid? Why, many are reluctant to change? May be, it depends on the circumstances in which the they put up.

I have come across few stories. The below one collected from Telugu daily Eenadu. If a person not willing to accept change these kind of stories will be repeating more and more. "Women are equally making their mark well" (A quote from Swades movie).

We should know every one have personal harmony, when other people (who ever may it be!) tries to destroy it, consequences will be like below story,

Knowledge is Power

Is knowledge a power? Yes, definitely. But when?

Gaining knowledge is power, only when we utilize it. We can see many people will opt for different kinds of degree, because they sound well. The sequence will be like, Degree, PG, Ph.D ... so on, and finally will land up completely irrelevant work domain.

Perhaps software industry is multi disciplinary oriented due to needs of computing every where. We should opt career by choice, not by chance. After all, we spend half a life in work, ensure it is compelling by passion than need.

Some one said, "I want to know what I want when I want it", and a personality development trainer did some research and concluded that "most successful people knows what they want when they want, they are clear on the ways to reach their goals". It not only fill their monetary requirements, above all they are contented.

Be contented in want you are doing.

26 September, 2010

Know Thyself

26, Sep 2010.
How much time are we spending for ourself? We don't need hours to spend, just few min... However small it may be! Let it be spending with family members or friends, reading a book, watching good movie, enjoying the nature, .... Be contented. 

20 September, 2010

Nurture Intelligence

20th, Sep, 2010.
Recently I bought a small puzzles book "Nurture Intelligence" written by Yandamoori Veerendranath. This small book contains about 250 puzzles of 9 different categories. Low cost and fun book, worth to read. Enjoy reading this than counting on chit-chat.

19 September, 2010

The Family and The Nation

Recently I read the book "The Family And The Nation" by Kalam and 
Mahapragya. I felt, it worth reading.
Today, I step into sapna book house, and happed to see lots of books on Kalam's name. I think the publishers are making business based on Kalam name.
However, being citizen of this country try to read as many articles as possible from Kalam. They shape your thoughts well towards the destiny what you wanted to be.

07 September, 2010

Arts and distraction

7th September, 2010
These days most of the commercial TV channels are telecasting dance, music related programs with hype. It is unfortunate to see kids also brought into the programs. Of-course dance also an art, but should be not life. We can see some dancer’s statements “I born for dance”, “dance is my life”… bla… bla… Nothing wrong if you “enjoy” in dancing, but it should not cause disturbance in other activities during childhood.
When HRC ordered “no children to be performed in the dance programs”, most of the parents were reluctant. May be the kind of “charishma” attracting them. But how many of these artists are really leading the life the way they want?
Education is mandatory for every kid. Arts also important, that doesn’t mean education can be neglected while learning arts. Only future can answer these persons.
Just see following links for “what I mean by perfection in art”.

After above thought ignited, I removed my TV connection, and scolded by my mother :). Because she was addicted to serials, and I was addicted to "Dhee" dance program.

20 August, 2010

Back to Gym

20th, August, 2010.

Four months after, I stepped into gym. Each gym friends felt I left the company. I was lost the sync to gym after my sister's marriage. Earlier I was regular about two years.

Body is badly... paining. Now I took resolution not miss a single day.

Am I right?

20th, August 2010

Am I right?
Yes, because why I am. If I know that I am wrong, I would have corrected myself. I will not know that I am wrong till I know I am wrong. Confusing, infact I too!
Every one of us thinks that we are correct. We won’t know we have to change till we change (‘we’ – I mean ‘our thoughts’). Let us take an example. Say, two people are arguing, they will continue till one wins (note that discussion is different from argument). They will realize they won the argument and lost everything when they realized. Unfortunately, we can see these arguments between a couple and mostly the male wins (I have seen such quarrels in my village). If we can think from other’s perspective the argument would turn into discussion, and above all, both will be contented.
What ever we might have thought 10 years ago, may not be seems to be correct now. So, if it takes 10 long years for small change, what extent we live our ‘unique life’. World is moving much faster than us. I believe no one perfect in this nature, time will answer all. Think before preaching a word. It may spoil our great value in other’s opinion, especially when talking with dears.
Every person has self respect, recognize it. Thanks to my brother.

19 August, 2010

Active Time

18th August, 2010

I put up in village during my childhood. I am staying in cities from past 14 years. Though every life style has its pros and cons, I am concerned about active time that a person cares in city.
I recently moved to new campus called Orion near Intel office due to team relocation (Earlier it was 5 min walk from my room J). Past few days I observed the cab taking more than an hour both to and fro. For my case it is optimum when I compare people who are traveling more than 4 hrs per day.
Assuming spending 2 hrs (up and down) per day in journey, per month it is about 40 hrs. Wow! One week of active time that we used to spend in office, gone just as journey. It means we will be wasting about ¼ of month on every month. Per year how much, and entire career??? Where we are? All this wastage is Active Time, one can do something useful.
No one cares… Every one wants hail to city. We will only recognize time value in emergency. Unknowingly we rush in every activity. But it is how city life is.
Is there any solution? Simple. Society won’t change, but we can . Read something (don’t make it habit, reading during journey is not suggested), listen to ethical stories or some technical speeches, think an algorithm, many… may be public is much smarter.

17 August, 2010

People Whom I Admire – Kalam

17th August, 2010
About 4 laks years ago a person respected a fictitious promise made by his father and went to forests for 14 years. He was none other than Lord Rama who became lord to almost one billion people. That is the kind of respect Rama had at his father Dhasaratha.
We can find such Ramas even in these days. The story collected from a tabloid of regional language. Dr. Kalam is one such person. Read the book Wings of Fire to understand Kalam’s childhood environment. Just read on…

31 July, 2010

A Sound Mind in A Sound Body

31st, July, 2010

Health is wealth (ఆరోగ్యమే (aarOgyamae) మహభాగ్యం (mahabhaagyam)), we read this during childhood. But how many of us care it?
I heard three stories among the people whom I am aware. All three were suffered from kidney deceases due to lack of sufficient intake of water. These three people are working as software engineers. Is it really required to sacrifice health under the name of advanced development (so called digital revolution engineers)? No one can replace ‘peace of mind’ and good health, most of us won’t recognize their importance till they become irreversible.
Take plenty of pure water… drink atleast 0.5 liter water every morning. I habituated this almost from past 10 years. First time it will be difficult to take water on fasting. Once habituated it will be a vain (addiction). Ensure to consume 2 liter of water during work time. Daily small workout keeps us active and healthy. More over we have to be away from junk food (self control).

25 July, 2010

An Inspiring Story

25th July, 2010
An Inspiring Story – An EAMCET topper
Given below is collection of student story from local paper www.eenadu.net. He also secured good rank in GITAM entrance and few other engineering entrance exams. Read on… 
I will upload few more stories.

01 June, 2010

శ్రీమతి సుధామూర్తి

1st June, 2010
A note from Smt. Sudha Murthy’s narration.
I would like to share an old story. I read an interview article in Eenadu weekly about Smt. Sudha Murthy, an Indian social worker and author of several short story books. She worked for Tata group during initial days of her career. She was one of key persons in establishing Indian pioneer Infosys, “a company driven by values and powered by engineers”. Few of her books translated to other regional languages in India.
She visited Russia long ago. A Russian who saw them smiled with a polite greeting. He recognized them as Indians and poses the same question to Smt. Sudha. It was obvious because of traditional Indian dressing followed by Smt. Sudha. She was proud for the unique reorganization of our culture.
A few moments later, she observed that a newly married couple praying at the statue of soldier. With unclear thought, she requested the Russian what the couple is doing. He replied, “They are honoring soldiers who scarified their life for the country on the eve of marriage day”. She felt proud about Russian culture.
So, every custom has its own beauty. It all depends on how we accept or reject it

26 May, 2010

A new Blog

Almost after two years, I started new blog. It is here.

I am a math and science geek. I like puzzle solving also. I believe it improves lateral thinking of various problem solving techniques. I also like to relate significance of mathematics to real life challenges. Most of the postings in the blog will be of kind having natural importance in day-to-day life. Some of the questions are colleted from various interviews. I encourage posting your answers as comments. I will not provide answers immediately to avoid biasing.

Welcome to my new blog.



07 May, 2010

Perception or Acceptance!

The following mail message I received from one of colleague… read…

Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983. From world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: "Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease"?

To this Arthur Ashe replied:

“The world over -- 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals, when I was holding a cup I never asked GOD 'Why me’?”.

And today in pain I should not be asking GOD 'Why me?'

Happiness keeps you Sweet

Trials keep you Strong

Sorrow keeps you Human

Failure keeps you humble and

Success keeps you glowing, but…

Only Faith & Attitude keeps you going...

01 May, 2010

People Whom I Admire – Sandeep Pandey

Sandeep Pandey, a winner of Ramon Magsaysay award in 2002, graduated from BHU, India and followed by Phd in Mechanical Engineering from UCB, USA. He is also one of the pioneers of RTI movement. He found Asha society for educating rural India.

More on http://www.ashanet.org/

16 April, 2010

A patent and Power Management in Small Gadgets

Can silly idea change the world? Certainly! There are many examples in the history. Here is a simple story. Don’t neglect basic mathematics and physics where ever you are…

It is a story of patent (Patent # 5280371, Directional Diffuser for a Liquid Crystal Display) made by an MNC. The same technology is now being used in smart systems. It was developed to minimize the scattered light from the source and to increase light rays directionality. However, the saving might be small percentage in case of large displays. On mobile displays the saving will be considerable.


An aircraft (civil/military) will be equipped with the state-of-the-art electronics ranging from Flight Controls, Displays, Flight Management Systems, Servos, etc. All these systems needs high power generators, usually the aircraft engines will generate large power compared to small systems.

These display systems will be having CRT, LED or LCD based monitors. Except CRT, the other two requires less power, order of few tens of watt. Then why do we need to save small quantity of power (due to scattered light rays) in LCD display? We are engineers, be smart! J

An LED is active display that emits light on power (just remember, it will replace entire lighting systems in near future. The CFL technology is an alternative). Where as, an LCD is passive display, which requires external light source (backlight) for illumination. Based on viewing angle the light will be scattered to sides and vertical direction.

The idea here is to minimize the scattered light to sides, since the display is required only to the pilot. It was achieved using basic physics principles. We use convex lens to direct light on single point. How can it be made directional? (Hint: An array of convex lenses).

The same principle is used in mobile displays, PDAs, iPod, etc. The MNC licenses the technology to the required companies.

Have you heard about CAN, I²C and SPI protocols? These protocols are used in plenty of chips made every year. Need is base for them, yet, the “Need” not to be mother of invention always.

23 March, 2010

Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev

March 23rd ... three Indian Independence Movement fighters were executed.

A tribute to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, executed just at the age of 23. What can we learn from them?

Will update more.

13 March, 2010

Recession! How?

Did you ever have the questions like, How the recession happened? Why do we need control on money flow? What is the importance of economy? What is Marshal’s economy theory?
Observe the following simple example,
A, B and C are close friends, of which A is rich, and B, C are moderate investors. Let us assume A lends his money to B and C equally. Say, B and C acquired new land with some of the borrowed money and rest used for other activities, like material, workers, etc. Think that B and C out of money and there are no other investors to lend money for them. What will happen?
Now, fictitiously A is rich, B and C also rich (by virtue of investment value). Also, the workers might have improved their social status due to the value addition they did to the construction. Every one virtually improved their social status, yet there is no money! Huhh… stalemate! In the example A is banker, B and C are customers.
After some time, they won’t find money any where and may experience the state of recession. Once declared recession, every one tries to be defendant and it worsens the situation. The advancement in media adds even more non-sense. In such scenarios, the governments try for rotation of money using packages and other techniques (CRR)…
I believe this is the basic reason behind collapse of financial systems. Fortunately, the roots of our banking system are stronger and we could able to come out of it in less time. Still the situation in west is not encouraging. We have a renowned economist and the instrument of Late. PV Narasimharao as our PM, proud to be Indian.

24 February, 2010

How I Got Addicted to Embedded System Development?

First I am thankful to E-Learning center of College of Engg., GITAM, where I first explored to embedded systems. During 6th semester I was introduced to the new buzz term Embedded System and started gathering information. On the way, www.embedded.com and www.techonline.com helped great extent. Finally, I had finished my academic project in making small embedded system (Crawling Message Display using 8051). Most of my friends opted career in service sector or abroad after engineering, where as I stick to my loving smart systems development, and struggled a bit to get an edge.

I still hear some pessimistic opinions about development of embedded systems in India. Even, few of colleagues, some professional networking portal friends, and few experienced also were not sure of the career prospects in this area. However, I am optimistic in nature and keep abreast of technological changes to cope up the time to market needs. I don’t have any concerns about embedded systems development in India, we definitely have bright future. I shall document my learning for would be professionals.

I believe embedded development requires dedicated learning and multidisciplinary engineering skills. It is always suggested to learn from experts, other engineers and from our own experiences.

I have collected an article long ago, same presented here. Infact, my imagination about the future of embedded systems is much advanced than what the article covers. I am not sure of the statistical data given at the end, after observing the offers that I am getting from various Indian giants I believe the figures might be correct.

Just read on…

Source: http://archives.infotech.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-980521,flstry-1.cms

Embedded systems: can India win?

5 Jan, 2005, 0007 hrs IST, Pradeep Kurup, INDIATIMES NEWS NETWORK

Embedded systems technology is a field that is fast making waves in the Infotech world.

Though many developed countries have made huge strides in the technology, the huge skill requirement coupled with essential working experience and infrastructure needed for the sector has made India an eligible candidate to lead the embedded systems revolution.

The technology that has become a part of everyday life has thrown open huge opportunity, though countries like Japan, Thailand and South Korea have made huge strides dealing with the predecessor to embedded systems technology, i.e. microprocessor.

But, as the world gets logged on to more and more Internet applications in everyday life, the computing technology needs to keep pace by mastering a technology that will looks beyond microprocessor.

So, the need is applications that are manageable, adaptable, scalable, and flexible.

What are embedded systems?

Embedded systems are combination of computer hardware and software, and perhaps additional mechanical or other parts, designed to perform a dedicated function.

In some cases, embedded systems are part of a larger system or product, as in the case of an antilock braking system in a car. Contrast with general-purpose computer.

Embedded systems are the applications that fuel some of the microprocessors that play a hidden but crucial role in our everyday lives.

An embedded system consists of two components: a compact, ultra reliable operating system that controls the microprocessor inside a device, and the suite of applications that runs on the operating system.

VLSI is just about chip design, designing hardware, whereas embedded systems are a composite solution of creating software for a given hardware to deliver required functionality.

Where are embedded systems mostly used?

Embedded systems are fast and smart microprocessors, smaller in size, that are the very life of home appliances.

Embedded systems have revolutionized home electronics by making them smarter.

The future of home electronics industry is the link with Internet, so that they become operational from anywhere. This will be helped by advances in embedded systems.

Embedded systems find application in microwave ovens, cell phones, calculators, digital watches, VCRs, cruise missiles, GPS receivers, heart monitors, laser printers, radar guns, engine controllers, digital cameras, traffic lights, remote controls, bread machines, fax machines, pagers, cash registers, treadmills, gas pumps, credit/debit card readers, thermostats, pacemakers, blood gas monitors, grain analyzers, and what not.

What's the market for embedded systems?

The world market for embedded systems development is around $25 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16%.

The embedded systems technology was $250 million industry in 1998.

Cisco, Wind River Systems, Sun Microsystems, Integrated Systems, Microware Systems, and QNX Software Systems are among the prominent developers of embedded systems.

According to a study, Future of Embedded Systems Technologies, the market for embedded systems is expected to grow at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 13% over the period.

The market for embedded systems are divided into 4 segments, namely, embedded software, embedded processors, embedded boards and embedded memory.

Embedded processors are divided into microcontroller (MCU), microprocessor (MPU), and digital signal processor (DSP) segments.

Embedded Memory includes various types of random access memory (RAM) and programmable read-only memory (PROM) memory, as well as flash memory.

Software for embedded applications which includes real-time operating systems and portable operating systems will grow at an AAGR of over 16%. Both Microsoft and Sun have entered the embedded systems marketplace with their Windows CE and Java offerings respectively.

Embedded processors, the largest segment in terms of revenue, will grow at 11.2% on average per year.

Market for embedded memory products will rise at an AAGR of 17.7%.

Embedded boards will see a respectable AAGR of 13.1%.

Why's the market for embedded systems booming?

Embedded products are no more limited just to the high-end technology related tools. They are very much an integral part of our life today.

Everyday home appliances, phones, toys, entertainment systems and printers, though find extensive use of embedded systems, are first generation systems.

The advent of the internet and the need for convergence has ushered a new era in the field of embedded systems.

The modern-day embedded processors are being designed specifically for Net-centric markets.

The emerging embedded processors will ensure new CPU architectures that promise high-end performance and customization.

Analysts are of the view that the next generation hardware and software supported by embedded technology will be more manageable, adaptable, scalable, and flexible.

The embedded systems applications will branch out areas as diverse as wireless, internet and mobile communications, industrial control, test and measurement, networking, aerospace and automotive control, consumer electronics, digital imaging and defense.

What's the future of embedded systems in India?

India has the potential to make substantial revenues in embedded systems development exports.

At present India exports embedded systems worth to the tune of $1 billion and this could grow to $5 billion within two to three years.

India could offer embedded system development services along with manufacturing and market embedded system solutions.

Apart from Infotech services companies, substantial embedded systems development is being done by multinationals such as Texas Instruments and Intel.

India has a bright future in embedded systems as the availability of skilled manpower is in abundance.

Embedded system requires considerable domain knowledge, say in automotive, telecom or medical for which the system has to be designed.

15% of HCL staff is working on embedded systems. It contributes more than 30% of HCL Technologies revenues.

The high level of technological and domain skills required by embedded system are available in India, which gives a definite edge for the country.

TCS is fast moving up the value chain. The largest software exporter of the country has been developing embedded systems for overseas as well as domestic clients. Now, along with the outsourced operations, TCS is planning to design embedded systems itself.

Seeing the huge market potential, TCS will be manufacturing the systems in a fabrication unit located elsewhere and marketing it in the India and abroad.

Wipro has around 4,000 people in embedded systems. If the telecom services are included then the number goes up to 9,000.

Come on, learn the technology and grab the opportunity…

22 February, 2010

People Whom I Admire – Dr. Verghese Kurien

I heard about Dr. Kurien in a GK class during 10th. Later I read about him in Annadaatha magazine, followed by news media. He is father of White Revolution in India, and Anand village in Gujarat is recognized world wide due to his efforts. Amul is his brain child. Dr. Kurien is the first person who demonstrated making milk pudding (cheek) from normal milk. Unfortunately, because of improper politics he was forced to quit from his role. Now India is largest milk producer in the world and second maker of milk products after Swiss. We still have to improve on productivity. We can read some of his thoughts from the book “I too had a Dream”.