Mention not :)

This post is just a timepass one, just to let everyone know that I am still alive ;). Ok, coming back to the title of this post, if you have known me for sometime and have asked me for a favor, then you should be knowing what my post is all about :). For many of those who don’t know me, this post talks about my signature ending of a conversation, when the other party has asked me for some kind of favor :). I generally tend to help even unknown persons, given that I am convinced about their motive of asking me for help is a noble one[ this is left to my discretion 😛 ]. I believe in helping those in need without expecting any return benefit, may be just to spread happiness, or may be to prevent someone from getting into trouble. The sanskrit verse below broadly summarizes my motive:

सर्वे   भवन्तु   सुखिन:   सर्वे   सन्तु  निरामया: ।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद् दु:ख भाग्भवेत् ।

Which translates into English as follows(courtesy: http://www.hinduism.co.za/shanti.htm):

May all be happy! (sukhinah)May all be free from disabilities! (niraamayaah)
May all look (pashyantu)to the good of others!May none suffer from sorrow! (duhkha)

I was introduced to this verse quite long back, when I was in my pre-school[ Yes, this is one among very few things that I remember from that time 😉 ]. Ofcourse, I didn’t know its meaning late till high school, where I had Sanskrit as my first language and studied verses like these and understood them better. The unselfish wish in such verses is what drives me help other people, without expecting a ‘thank you’ in return. So this is the reason why I would generally end my conversation with a mention not :).

Author: Adarsh

I am just another human being living on planet earth, I believe in technology and try to keep myself constantly updated with latest technologies around the corner. I am an avid computer programmer and also a sys admin who spends most of his time in configuring and keeping the services up with least errors and high availability. I am also a gadgets freak and tend to hack around with lots of interesting hardware like smart phone, wii remote, smart cards, gps receiver, usb data card etc… I am also highly interested in the field of computer and internet security and tend to do lot of experimentation with networks and lot of viruses. I am also a web programmer and designer, who loves to get the things done on the fly and go to extremes to make my app behave same on different platforms and form factors. Currently I am pursuing my Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. I completed my Bachelors of Engineering study at M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology and Masters of Technology from IITK. I had a short stint at startup with my friends at Arnium Technologies Pvt Ltd by being its CTO and forming the initial development team and infrastructure, I continue passively as a Director now. I spend my free time in mentoring students for their projects and manage some administrative work for departmental student body. I am also a FOSS enthusiast and currently manage the FOSS group, navya, here in IITK.

4 thoughts on “Mention not :)”

  1. this is the first blog of urs which i read….. i think i m gonna follow u……….
    i like ur ideology…….

  2. hi adarsh…… You just remind me of our first year in bangalore…. night talks…!!!!! Good to see u…

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