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Seven Chakras – A Fascinating Journey Within

Recently, I had an opportunity to do a study and submit a report on “Yoga and Naturopathy”. A part of my report shows study on seven different chakras in subtle body and their significance & meaning. The copy of my report on “Yoga and Naturopathy”, which was prepared and submitted in partial fulfilment of my MBA program from Sri Sri University is available here.

Chakras

Chakras are energy centres in subtle body. Musical Instruments have deep impact on our body and mind. Following video is a post from “World Cultural Festival” which concluded on 11th-13th March 2016 as part of celebration of 35 years of “Art of Living” organisation.

Other reports prepared and submitted by me during MBA program in General Management with specialisation in Finance and Marketing can be accessed here.

Cheers!
Vijay

 
 

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Secured 27th position in Annual Logic Championship for 2015

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I am delighted to share with you that I have secured 27th position in Annual Logic Championship for 2015 🙂

The championship was organised by Oracle PL/SQL Challenge. The championship was held on invitation only basis. There were 41 participants from across the world. Below is the result of the championship.

Secured 27th Position in Annual 2015 Logic Championship

Secured 27th Position in Annual 2015 Logic Championship

The number next to the name represents the number of times the player has participated in a championship. Thanks Oracle and PL/SQL Challenge for the public recognition of my accomplishment.

Here is the link to the webpage which shows my accomplishment. The link to my public profile on Oracle PL/SQL Challenge is here.

Cheers!
Vijay

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2016 in General, Oracle, PL/SQL

 

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Happy Vasant Panchami

Goddess Saraswati is the light of hope and peace. Happy Vasant Panchami and Saraswati Puja. May all your wishes get fulfilled.

Goddess Saraswati is the light of hope and peace. Happy Vasant Panchami and Saraswati Puja. May all your wishes get fulfilled.

Significance:
Saraswati Devi, who is the deity of knowledge, art and music denotes serenity and calmness. She is generally shown seated on a white lotus, wearing a pure white silk sari and holding a book in her lower left hand. The eyes of the goddess are full of compassion. Her four hands denote four facets of human personality namely mind, intellect, alertness and ego. The lotus on her hand symbolizes true knowledge. Her ride is a white swan which is known for its peculiar capability of separating water from the milk. The swan indicates that we should have the ability to discriminate the bad from the good.

And today is the day, Basant Panchami, which is also known as the Saraswati Day, is the day when children are taught their first words, making it an auspicious occasion which marks the beginning of their learning process. It is generally said that there is no comparison between a king and a learned person as the king is honored only in his land but a learned person is respected everywhere. Basant Panchami spiritually signifies that the days of ignorance and gloom are over and the period of joy and spiritual awakening has begun.

Song: Saraswati Puja
Lyricist: Sage Agasthya

या कुन्देन्दुतुषारहारधवला या शुभ्रवस्त्रावृता या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना।
या ब्रह्माच्युत शंकरप्रभृतिभिर्देवैः सदा वन्दिता सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती निःशेषजाड्यापहा ॥1॥
शुक्लां ब्रह्मविचार सार परमामाद्यां जगद्व्यापिनीं वीणा-पुस्तक-धारिणीमभयदां जाड्यान्धकारापहाम्‌।
हस्ते स्फटिकमालिकां विदधतीं पद्मासने संस्थिताम्‌ वन्दे तां परमेश्वरीं भगवतीं बुद्धिप्रदां शारदाम्‌॥२॥

Ya kundendu tushara haara dhavala, ya shubhra vastravrita
Ya veena vara danda mandithakara, ya shwetha padmaasana
Ya brahmachyuthaha shankara prabrithibhi devai, sada poojitha
Samaam paatu saraswathi bhagavathi, nihshesha Jaddyapaha.

Meaning:
Salutations to devi Saraswati, who is pure white like Jasmine and covered with white garments,
with the coolness of Moon, brightness of snow and shine like the garland of Pearls.
Whose hands are adorned with Veena and the boon giving staff and who is seated on white lotus.
Who is always adored by lord Brahma, Vishnu, Shankara and other devas.
O goddess, please protect me and remove my ignorance completely

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Posted by on February 12, 2016 in General, Spiritual

 

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Happy New Year 2016

This splendid view was captured from my windscreen on NH-8 from Jaipur to Delhi few years ago.

This splendid view was captured from my windscreen. Location: NH-8 from Jaipur to Delhi few years ago.

The road to success is not straight.
There is a curve called Failure,
A loop called Confusion,
Speed bumps called Friends,
Red lights called Enemies,
Caution lights called Family,
You will have flats called Jobs,
But, if you have a spare called Determination,
An engine called Perseverance,
Insurance called Faith,
A driver called God,
You will make it to a place called Success.

May you and your family be blessed abundantly! Wish you a happy and prosperous new year 2016 🙂

Cheers!
Vijay Mahawar

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2016 in Entertainment, General

 

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Awarded “High Ranking in Month” by Oracle PL/SQL Challenge

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I am ecstatic to share with you that I have been awarded by Oracle PL/SQL Challenge, an online website which offers a daily quiz on Oracle PL/SQL. The website has  quickly attracted over 1,000 daily players, making it one of the most active PL/SQL-related websites on the Internet.

I am awarded for “High Ranking in Month” for September 2015 and November 2015 in their competition “I Love Logic“.

High Ranking in Month for November 2015

High Ranking in Nov 2015

High Ranking in Month for September 2015

High Ranking in Sep 2015

Public recognition of accomplishment on PLSQL Challenge website

Accomplishment
The number next to my name shows my points on website till date.

Its an honour to win this award among 1400 active participants from across the globe 🙂 Thanks Oracle and PL/SQL Challenge for the public recognition of my accomplishment 🙂

Here is the link to the webpage which shows my accomplishment. The link to my public profile on Oracle PL/SQL Challenge is here.

Cheers!
Vijay Mahawar

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2015 in Oracle, PL/SQL

 

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Chennai Floods – a 360° Analysis

Dear Friends,
As we are witnessing the worst floods in the history of Chennai. I took some time today to study the cycle of fury of nature, its impact on social network in the cyber age. I try to establish the connect between floods in Chennai and its impact on already volatile stock market. The conflict of ethics in business and humanity in the context of catastrophe, Geo-political scenario and lastly I conclude with learnings from Chennai Floods.

Chennai Floods: What and Why?
I spent my childhood in Chennai (then Madras). Therefore I have fond memories of my school days attached to it. Madras would have rains followed by cyclones every year during this time. The entire cycle would hardly last for few days to couple of weeks. But its been 18 years since I left Madras (now Chennai) in 1997 (see my journey here). The following video beautifully explains the cause and effect of this relentless rainfall and flood in this metro city in South India.

Internet and Communication Technology to the rescue
With the floods in Chennai, internet is also flooded with Facebook posts, Tweets and images of the catastrophe.  WhatsApp messages has helped connect with friends and loved ones during a disaster.
Facebook has come with a innovative concept of Safety Check – which allows anybody to be marked as safe either by themselves or by their friends.

Chennai-Flooding-FB-Safety-Check

Mobile Operators are not left behind they have given freebies to their customers on worst days of flood, few service providers have come up with location tracking facility to trace any users from their last contact area.

The Hindu – One of India’s oldest newspapers has not been printed for the first time in 137 years due to rains and floods in the southern city of Chennai (Madras) – BBC news

New Business Opportunity:
Ola had launched Ola boats service for the stranded people for easy mobility and transport of essential commodities.

Fundamental Analysis Vs Technical Analysis:
Flood causes sharp drop in the stock market. Due to incessant rains and floods in Chennai and the disruption of normal life and closing down of factories, there is sharp drop in the value of stocks in Chennai-based firms(Details news here). there is also an opportunity for traders (particularly fundamental traders) to cash on the this temporary situations. This has multiplier effect on the the over all stock market this week. The Nifty and Sensex is showing signs of negative sentiments(bearish trend) due to Chennai floods (Details news here).
Technical analyst can observe the bearish engulfing pattern in the weekly chart of some firms in Chennai which is sign of negative sentiments caused due to floods. Below are the weekly/monthly candle stick chart of two firms based out of Chennai. (Source: Investing.com and TopStockResearch.com). This pattern becomes even more evident with the higher volume of trade in the second chart.

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Conflict of Ethics in business and humanitarian act:
Amid all the effort of rescue and relief operations there are people who are selling mineral water in the flooded affected areas for Rs.150 per bottle and 1 litre milk for Rs.100. Price of essential commodities were sold at exorbitant prices(News here). Now, some people might argue that money made out this way is unethical. But its seems fair when you let the market forces of demand and supply decide the prices of the goods.

Geo-political scenario:
Relief operation effort has been intensified, Central Government sanctioned 940 crores to TN for the relief work (News here), Donations is pouring in from the business community and noble souls from local and international arena.

On the other side of the globe, we see ISIS has become the richest terrorist group and makes millions per day (Full story here). So its advised that “Never feel bad earning lots of money (in an ethical way), Since more you have, less is left for them, since money in world is finite.”Blood Money

Lessons learnt from Chennai floods:
1. Money never sleeps and neither it guarantees sleep.
2. Business should always be done with mind and service should always be done with heart – Sri Sri
3. Never feel bad for earning lots of money in an ethical way.
4. IQ (Intelligent Quotient) and EQ (Emotional Quotient) are important but most important is SQ (Spiritual Quotient) this helps one to keep one calm in tough times and take a balanced and a wholistic decision.
5. Respect Nature – Humans have still not conquered nature, so better respect it!

Hope it was a good read. If you liked it please leave a comment below as a token of gratitude and if you felt that something could have been done better kindly provide your valuable suggestion.

Cheers!
Vijay Mahawar

 
 

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More minds meet at Sangam 2015…

Diary on Sangam’15
21st, 22nd Nov 2015 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, HITEC City, Hyderabad, India

In the recently concluded two day Oracle conference – Sangam 2015, there were more number of attendees than last year (Sangam 2014). Sangam – An annual conference for Oracle Technologist across India is organised by AIOUG (All India Oracle Users Group) and aptly has tagline of ‘meeting of minds…’.

It was a privilege to attend such a large scale event for third consecutive year. It was an honour to get in touch with the Oracle ACE and Oracle ACE Directors and hear them speak in front of august gathering. There were numerous sessions lined-up as always. I am sharing sessions attended by me during the two days conference in brief.

Day 1: 21st November 2015

Tim Hall – Oracle ACE Director (Day 1 | Day 2) – It was treat to hear him again and his session on Oracle 12c Consolidations and pros/cons was very relevant and updated.

Kamran Agayev – Oracle Certified Master – His session on “Oracle 12c ASM new features” with webetorial was very crisp and provided lot of insights into the world of Oracle 12c for ASM.

Aman Sharma – Oracle ACE – His session on “Oracle RAC Node Eviction” was overwhelming and demonstrated his expertise in the RAC yet again. It was very useful.

Anju Garg – her session on Oracle ACFS High Availability over NFS Service was enthralling and was studded with illustrations. It was good to know that ACFS now supports all types of files.

Day 2: 22nd November 2015

Oracle VM and Oracle Linux – Kamal Dodeja (Sales Consulting Manager) and Ritesh Kumar (Senior Technical Consultant) from Oracle India Pvt. Ltd. – Their session on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM was primarily revolving around the Technical features offered by Oracle Linux and Oracle VM and concluded with the pricing details.
I had previously blogged about installation of Oracle VM, Oracle Linux and Installation of Oracle 12c on Oracle Enterprise Linux which is available here.
One interesting takeaway from this session of theirs was ksplice – which actually provides high availability and reduces downtime. Overview, Downloads and Documentation on ksplice is available at OTN here. It was a strategic acquisition made by Oracle in 2011. This enables important kernel patches to be applied without reboot or without bringing down any application services in Oracle Linux.

Debaditya Chatterjee – Product Manager Oracle USA – Oracle Database In-Memory Options – It was a good review of Oracle In-Memory database which was delivered by Maria Colgan in the last edition of Sangam. His session focused on the what’s and why’s of Oracle In-Memory database.

Satyendra Pasalpudi – Oracle ACE Director – His session on “Oracle Cloud DBA” showcased the next thing from Oracle – Oracle Cloud. The session was mainly for DBAs.

The conference closed with a motivational speech by “Dr. Rajdeep Manwani” – who shared his priceless life experiences about hard-work, patience, perseverance, failure, success and imaginary finishing line in marathon when most of the contestant gives up.

Thanks to AIOUG and Oracle Technology Network (OTN) for organising such events and providing Oracle fraternity in India a splendid opportunity to hear the speakers from elite Oracle community 🙂

Cheers!
Vijay Mahawar

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2015 in DBA, Oracle, PL/SQL

 

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Date with Self

Dear All,
In my pursuit to know myself better, I wrote few lines, which I am sharing with you all.
Presenting to you my original creation – ‘Date with Self’:

Photo: Sunset view from Kua Khai bridge in Cuttack, Odisha, India

I ask myself often who am I?   
Birthplace says Tamilian,
Parents place says Bengali,
Family Roots says Hindi,
Patriotic self says Indian,
Wisdom says one world family.

I ask myself often who am I?    
Child within me says innocent,
Adult in me reveals shy,
Youth in me declares confident,
Man in me replies patience.

I ask myself often who am I?
Engineer in me recommends search on internet,
Chess player in me advices strategist,
Shutterbug in me says natural,
Moviegoer in me suggests genuine,
Fitness freak in me says healthy,
Meditator in me intuits astral.

I ask myself often who am I?
Body says mortal,
Breathe says in rhythm,
Mind says sharp,
Intelligence says master,
Memory says limitless,
Ego says don’t know,
Soul says pure.

I ask myself often who am I?
Attire exhibits formal,
Pen writes southpaw,
Backpack says systematic,
Water bottle says clear and fresh.

I ask myself often who am I? 
Keyboard types  * (read star),
Speaker plays popular,
Mouse clicks soft,
Screen displays bright.

I ask myself often who am I?
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Instagram mentions @vijay.mahawar
Pinterest pins vmahawar
Website address www.mahawar.net

– Vijay

PS: Every time I ask this question, I get different answers. I hope one day will come, when I will have all the answers and I shall be enlightened 🙂

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2015 in General, Spiritual

 

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Maintenance is most difficult !!

Dear Friends,

Today one of my close friend shared a lovely video. This video inspired me to write today’s post.

Its a discourse by Gaur Gopal Prabhu. The message which I received from this short and crisp video is:

Creation needs some effort,
Destruction needs no effort,
But maintenance requires most effort !!

Hope you enjoy the discourse by Gaur Gopal Prabhu.

Cheers!
Vijay

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2015 in Management, MBA at SSU, Spiritual

 

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Anari (1959) – Sab Kuch Seekha Humne (सब कुछ सीखा हमने)

Today I am posting on my favorite song from the Movie Anari(1959).
The song is “Sab Kuch Seekha Humne”.

Singer(s): मुकेश
Music By: शंकर जयकिशन
Lyricist(s): शैलेन्द्र

Lyrics in Hindi

सब कुछ सीखा हमने ना सीखी होशियारी
सच है दुनिया वालों कि हम हैं अनाड़ी

दुनिया ने कितना समझाया
कौन है अपना कौन पराया
फिर भी दिल की चोट छुपा कर
हमने आपका दिल बहलाया
खुद ही मर मिटने की ये ज़िद है हमारी
सच है दुनिया वालों…

दिल का चमन उजड़ते देखा
प्यार का रंग उतरते देखा
हमने हर जीने वाले को
धन दौलत पे मरते देखा
दिल पे मरने वाले मरेंगे भिखारी
सच है दुनिया वालों…

असली नकली चेहरे देखे
दिल पे सौ सौ पहरे देखे
मेरे दुखते दिल से पूछो
क्या क्या ख्वाब सुनहरे देखे
टूटा जिस तारे पे नज़र थी हमारी
सच है दुनिया वालों…

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Entertainment

 

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