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Today during the monthly meet of “Professional Speakers Association of India”, my friend Navanee Viswa gave a good talk on the importance of video recordings for professional speakers. He was sharing his experiences of the actual recording for a typical video taking just a quarter of the effort, but the majority (3/4th) going towards editing the video and polishing it. When it comes to the software for video editing, there are plenty of apps for iOS…

The global outsourcing market especially the IT outsourcing market after a few choppy and trying years, hopes to find its lost rhythm back in 2019. Mint newspaper says the sector will grow faster in the year starting 1st April, thanks to twin trends of larger contracts and increased outsourcing. In this background, I am composing my thoughts here on how the Software Services firms especially the small ones in India can reinvent themselves and plan…

If you are like me who post actively on social media and write regular blog posts, then you are editing lots of photos. Also, on many occasions instead of posting individual photos, you will like to create a collage to tell the stories better. For quick photo-editing say a crop here or adjusting the contrast there, I use the inbuilt Windows 10 Photos App if I am on my PC or Google Photos while posting from…

It was 1994, I was studying my second year engineering in Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumpudur. Doom (1993), the first person shooter video game for PC had got released recently and took the world by storm – many of my friends got hooked on to the game. Playing the game, myself and my friend P.S.Ranganathan, got curious about how it worked, especially on how is the graphics engine powering it works? [Internet Archive has…

When I graduated nearly two decades ago, we haven’t heard the term called Hackathon. Nowadays, you hear it everywhere – in colleges, in offices and in conferences. This weekend it was the turn of my Alma mater SVCE’s Alumni Association’s turn to organise a programming hackathon along with the college’s ACM Chapter. It was held at Ascendas, Taramani, Chennai. When I was invited to be a mentor, I presumed it will attract a small number…