2014 (old posts, page 2)

4 Delightful Short Zen Stories About Women & Love!

Reading stories is my all time favorite hobbies. I read a lot of short stories and I am sharing a few best Zen stories I have been reading recently.

1. Carrying A Woman!

Tanzan and Ekido were once travelling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling.

Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection.

"Come on, girl," said Tanzan at once. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud.

Ekido did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he no longer could restrain himself.

"We monks don't do near females," he told Tanzan, "especially not young and lovely
ones. It is dangerous. Why did you do that?"

"I left the girl there," said Tanzan. "Are you still carrying her?"

2. If You Love, Love Openly

Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master.

Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her. One of them wrote her a love letter, insisting upon a private meeting.

Eshun did not reply. The following day the master gave a lecture to the group, and when it was over, Eshun arose. Addressing the one who had written her, she said: "If you really love me so much, come and embrace me now."

3. Too Much Love

 An aged monk, who had lived a long and active life, was assigned a chaplain's role at an academy for girls. In discussion groups he often found that the subject of love became a central topic.

This comprised his warning to the young women: "Understand the danger of anything-too-much in your lives. Too much anger in combat can lead to recklessness and death. Too much ador in religious beliefs can lead to close mindedness and persecution. Too much passion in love creates dream images of the beloved - images that ultimately prove false and generate anger. To love too much is to lick honey from the point of a knife."

"But as a celebate monk," asked one young woman, "how can you know of love between a man and a woman?"

"Sometime, dear children," replied the old teacher, "I will tell you why I became a monk."

4.  Change!

A Chinese emperor known for his foul temper entered the bedroom of his soon-to-be-bride, who was one of the most beautiful women in all of China. She was being made to marry him against her will, as her parents were forcing her into it. 

Little did the emperor know however that she had also been taught by wise sages as a child. She sat expressionless, staring at the wall. "Hello, pretty," he said to her, but she didn't respond.
"I said hello to you, and you will respond when I address you, do you understand me??" he snarled. But still, she didn't reply.

Most people would have answered him by now, so despite himself he grew curious, and gruffly asked, "What is it you are thinking?"

Finally she answered him. "Two things. One, that I do not wish to marry you because you are so callous and mean-spirited. And the other thing, is that I was wondering if you have it within your power to have a certain something changed."

"What?!" the emperor exclaimed with outrage. "You bitch! How dare you question my authority! ... But ... I admit I'm curious. Since I have it within my power to snap my fingers and whatever I command within my kingdom will be obeyed, what is it you are wondering if I could change?"

"Your attitude," she replied. And with that she got up and walked out of the room, leaving him in stunned silence.


2048 Game - TIps To Make a 2048 Tile Easily & Quickly!

2048 Game:

So, You got addicted to 2048 and wondering how to make 2048 tile? As long as you don't know the strategy its a nightmare. Once you know that, its pretty easy and I bet you can make 2048 tile every time you play a game. Sounds good? Lets get started.

Warning: This is How I play the game and I can make 2048 tile  every time I play this.

Strategy: Goal & The Path

Now, lets look at the game a bit differently. Its very tedious( and time consuming ) to look at all 16 tiles for each and every move we make while playing the game. Actually we don't have to. Take a look at the pictures below.

The Goal - The tile where 2048 will be formed.

The Path - A few tiles which we will use to make goal.

Now don't worry much about the remaining tiles.

How To Make 2048 Tile?

1. Start the game.

2. Move the first tile to the goal position and keep adding remaining tiles to this.

3. Do not move the goal tile unless you have no other choice.


5. Move the next tiles to path in DECREASING ORDER ONLY.

6. Make sure the goal is always the biggest tile and tiles in the path must be in decreasing order.
    Example: {Goal:16, Path: 8,4,2} or {Goal 1024; Path:512,256,256 as show in the pic}

7. Go on adding the tiles in the path to the goal.

That's it.

If you follow the above rules and play the game a few times You will make 2048 tile easily. Good luck.


1. Instead of pushing tiles around stick to 2 swipes only. 
While I play the game, I swipe from top to bottom and right to left only. If these two are not possible then I swipe from top to bottom or left to right depending up on the tiles.

2. Always keep the high valued tile in bottom left and keep adding the remaining tiles in descending order from bottom to top as shown in the figure.

For Geeks: If you want to solve 2048 programatically check this Stackoverflow Q & A.

Check this video on how to make 2048 tile!


My Tribute To Relecura!

tribute (ˈtrɪbjuːt) noun 
A gift or statement made in acknowledgment, gratitude, or admiration.

" Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. "
 - William Arthur Ward

More than 100 days of have passed since I joined INDUS Techinnovations and I am pretty excited to be a part of this company. I thought of doing something for our company.

So, I brought some Rubik Cubes

started doing this...

and made this!

Rubik Cube Mosaic of Relecura Logo!

*Thanks to Sreenivas, George, Nikhil and all our team.


Best Way To Restore USB Drive Back to Full Capacity!

If You have used USB Drive to install a Ubuntu or any Linux Distros on your PC, Your pen drive might lost the space. Whether Your pen drive is 4GB/8Gb/16GB or whatever it will reduce to the size of the ISO file You have used normally to 700MB. You can format this pendrive but still you will get only 700MB. So, what now?

There is a simple trick to recover pendrive to its full capacity.

What You Need?
1. A PC with Windows OS.
2. A corrupted USB Drive.

1. Open Run ( Windows + R ).

2. Type Diskpart and press Enter ( diskpart ).

3. Type list disk ( list disk ).

4. Type select disk 1 ( select disk 1 ).

5. Type clean and enter ( clean ).

6. Now you USB will show 0Bytes. Don't panic. Just unplug USB and insert again.

8. The system will prompt for fromat and do format.

Thats it. You have recovered Your USB drive to its full capacity from corruption!!


16 Most Interesting Facts About Patents!

  1. Halliburton Company once tried to patent patenting. – Source
  2. Microsoft has a patent, for opening a new window when you click a hyperlink that expires in 2021 –Source
  3. Amazon holds a patent on 1-click buying; Apple pays them licensing fees – Source
  4. As Apple is granted “Slide-to-Unlock” patent, they in a case against Motorola also argued “a tap is a zero-length swipe.” – Source
  5. Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. president to receive a patent while in the office. He was awarded patent No. 6,469 in May 1849 for a device designed to lift boats off the sand bars. – Source
  6. In 1945, a radar engineer, Percy Spencer while working at Ratheon stepped in front of a magnetron, a device that powers radars. He noticed a chocolate bar in his pocket had melted. Later that year, he filed a patent for the first microwave oven. – Source
  7. There is a patent for a surgical procedure to implant semiconductors into eyes to give humans night vision like Deus Ex and Riddick. – Source
  8. In the mid-1800s France gave out an important patent in photography for free as a gift to the world except for Britain. They were made to pay. – Source
  9. There is a patent troll company that claims ownership on WIFI sharing. It has being suing small businesses and hotels for the last couple of years. – Source
  10. For unknown reasons, during a bidding war with a consortium of tech firms for Nortel’s 6,000 patents, Google bid $1,902,160,540, then $2,614,972,128, and eventually $3.14159 billion (references to Brun’s constant, Meissel–Mertens constant, and pi) – Source
  11. When Marconi, who is erroneously cited as the “Inventor of Radio”, attempted to get a patent in the US, he was repeatedly turned down because Tesla already held the patent. In 1904, however, Marconi’s patent was inexplicably granted, and Tesla died broke. – Source
  12. In 1955, Jonas Salk chose not to patent his polio vaccine for the sake of humanity. If he would have patented it he would have earned an estimated $7 billion. – Source
  13. The inventor of the Laser, Gordon Gould fought with both the US Patent office and Laser manufacturers for a period of 38 years before finally achieving the right to both obtain and enforce patents covering the Laser technology he had invented. – Source
  14. No one really knows who invented the fire hydrant, because its patent perished in a fire. – Source
  15. WD-40 ( a lubricant, penetrating oil and water-displacing spray. ) is not patent protected, thereby avoiding completely disclosing its ingredients, making it harder for any other companies to mimic. – Source
  16. The movie industry is based in Hollywood on the west coast because movie makers were trying to get away from Thomas Edison (based in New Jersey). He had patents covering virtually all the movie making process and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California was known to rule against patent claims. –Source

Credit: Kickassfacts


How To Find All Subsidiaries Of A Company?

Understanding Subsidiaries:

A subsidiary is a company that is completely or partly owned by another corporation that owns more than half of the subsidiary's stock.

A first-tier subsidiary means a subsidiary/daughter company of the ultimate parent company, while a second-tier subsidiary is a subsidiary of a first-tier subsidiary: a "granddaughter" of the main parent company. 

Ford motor company with its tiered subsidiaries is shown below.

  • Ford Motor Company – Parent company  
    • Ford International Capital LLC – First-tier subsidiary  
      • Blue Oval Holdings – Second-tier subsidiary  
        • Ford Motor Company Limited – Third-tier subsidiary  
          • Ford Component Sales Limited – Fourth-tier subsidiary  

Finding Subsidiaries:

1. Corporate Sites:

The best source to find subsidiaries of a company is its corporate sites itself. Press Releases provide information about recent acquisitions and other information. A lot of companies provide a lot of information about its subsidiaries in their annual Reports

2. SEC.gov

All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free. Here, subsidiaries list is available for most public companies.
Example: List of subsidiaries of General Electric at SEC.gov

3. Open Corporates

Opencorporates have information about 60+ million companies. You can search the database and find the parent company. There you can a huge list of subsidiaries for it. 

4. Wikipedia

Wikipedia is also most valuable source to find acquisitions and assets of companies. There are a lot of articles covering acquisitions of various companies. In addition to that there a few lists which contain subsidiaries of a company.
Example: List of assets owned by Berkshire Hathaway, List of mergers and acquisitions by IBM


చలం కథలు - సీత తల్లి ( Seetha Thalli - A story by Gudipati Venkatachalam )

ముందు మాట: 

చలంగా ప్రసిద్ధుడైన గుడిపాటి వెంకట చలం సుప్రసిద్ధ తెలుగు రచయిత, వేదాంతి మరియు సంఘసంస్కర్త. హేతువాది .ఆధునిక తెలుగు సాహిత్యాన్ని ప్రభావితం చేసిన అతి ముఖ్య వ్యక్తుల్లో చలం ఒకడు. చలం రచనలు చాలా వరకు స్త్రీల జీవితాలను ఇతివృత్తంగా చేసుకుని ఉంటాయి. ముఖ్యంగా సమాజంలో వారికి ఎదురయ్యే శారీరక మరియు మానసిక హింసలు, వాటిని వారు ఎదుర్కొనే విధానాలను చర్చించాడు. చలం రచనలలో ఇతివృత్తమూ, తాత్వికతా, రచనాశైలీ ఆయనకు ఆధునిక తెలుగు రచనా రంగంలో అనన్యమైన స్థానాన్ని సంపాదించిపెట్టాయి. ( Source: వికీపీడియా  )

కథ - సీత తల్లి

More stories & essays.... నాకు నచ్చిన చలం కథలు, వ్యాసాలు


How To Easily Screencast Android Device Without Rooting For Free?

Screencasting Android Device:

If You want to screencast something on Anroid device, its a lot of headache. There are a few apps on Play Store by which you can screencast. But a lot of them require rooting. But if Your phone/tablet is new or if You are afraid of bricking, You don't want to root the phone.

There are some procedures to screencast Android, but they require SDK. But You can also screencast without SDK also. This will be simplest way to screencast.

There are only two apps on play store which offer screencasting, without rooting and without SDK.

1. ASC Screen Recorder

2. Free Screen Recorder No Root

Lets look at both of them, which is easy to install and which is easy to use!

ASC Screen Recorder:

To use ASC Screen Recorder, You NEED a PC ( must be Windows or Mac, no activator for Linux/Ubuntu ).
  • Download app ( free or paid ) from Play Store.
  • Download Activator from here.
  • Install activator and start recording.
With free app, you can record unlimited videos but they are restricted to only 20 seconds.  

Free Screen Recorder No Root:

For Free Screen Recorder No Root, You can use any PC ( can be used with Ubuntu ).
  • Download app ( free or paid ) from Play Store.
  • Download Activator from here.
  • Install activator and start recording.
You can record unlimited  videos, but their logo will be displayed on the recorded video and framerate is only upto 4fps which is not good.

I have tested both the apps on My Samsung Core. Without root and without SDK, these are best and these are highly use for dummies!


Wipro Campus Placement - My Interview!

It happened few months back in our Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering!

First our placement officer R.V.S sent a notice about the campus placement! He arranged a session to get us prepared for campus placement. Students who have less than 2 backlogs were allowed to placement.

On the day, a few officials from Wipro came to our college. We all attended pre-placement talk in our formal dress. After the talk, they separated the students into two batches.

The first batch were the toppers who have more than 80% academic score. They don't have to take the written test and have to attend the interview directly.

I had around 78% score. So, I have to take the written test. Written test consisted of Aptitude questions and English vocabulary, passage writing. I was qualified in written test!


First round:

I entered into the cell greeted the interviewer. He asked me to sit down. He spoke politely and asked a few questions casually to make me comfortable.

Second round:

In this round, the interviewer asked me about the Android app I have developed. I told that it was very basic app and told him how I developed it. He spoke a lot about Andoid apps and asked me to participate in App contest help by Wipro.

That's it. My interview was completed. Later I went out for a walk!

On return one of my friend told me that I got selected!


How I Got Into Alexa Top Million In A Few Days?

Just now ( 02:00 PM, 23 Jan 2014) I checked Alexa Rank of this blog and I found that it is 982,516! I just wrote a few posts and told about them to few online friends who are interested to read them. That's it!

Here I have added complete details you needed to know about my blog! Hope that helps!


As of today, this blog has 28 posts. 

No. of Posts Month
1 March 2013
1 October 2013
2 November 2013
4 December 2013
20 January 2014


I logged into Google webmasters and downloaded this table. I have to 15 backlinks, some of them are do follow!

Domains Links Linked pages
google.com 43 8
youtube.com 43 2
blogspot.com 8 1
medium.com 1 1
medlibrary.org 1 1
stumbleupon.com 1 1
mashpedia.com 1 1
web-sniffer.me 1 1
justclicksearch.com 1 1
digplanet.com 1 1
ency.cl 1 1
statscrop.com 1 1
verkata.com 1 1
goo.ne.jp 1 1
wikipedia.org 1 1