Indian Railways – Online

I use to travel Indian railways lot yearly four times at least. Earlier days we use to book the ticket at ticket counters, waiting long queue to avoid the General seat, where we need travel without seat or without sleep in the train. Sleeper class is our long time advantage, where we can sit at day and sleep at night. Still my father’s favorite place is at window seat. Occasions & Annual leaves are major contributor for travelling with Railways. I still remembered the train which roaring sound and leaving hazard smoke in the air., travelling in track.
I told many stories to my friends about my first travel in train. Cross mark before the trains, horn sound, seats, Side Upper which always gives the advantage of viewing the window and so on. Later on IRCTC given the advantage of booking the ticket online, earlier at slow internet its not possible to book the ticket. Later on, on any internet speed, booking with IRCTC its horrible. Booking the tatkal tickets leaves a tears to you. Government’s policy changes given mere advantage to booking the ticket in counters. Later on I found that there are many websites gives advantage for online users and travelers.,
This website provides the information on seat availability and policies., this website is faster mode of getting the seat availability information.
In this website you can book the tickets by signing in., I need to do more research on this website, which I believe of filling the so called Form in Indian Railways.
This website provided me more advantage from above websites, it predicts the information with PNR status, also with the information of Source and destination trains. This fantastic algorithm works with past bookings.
These websites will help on post bookings, while travelling, your friends or relatives can track the train’s live status, even platform information, what time it came ETA expected or when it got arrived, delayed information etc.,
 If you have more information, please feel free to share.

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Study Notes: Functional Programming with C++

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I have been enthused with functional programming recently. As C++ is my favourite language (or most familiar language), I have also tried to implement in C++ some of the techniques I learnt. And this blog serves to record my learning experience. It is my sincere hope that it will be useful to other people that come to functional programming with an imperative programming background.

Without further ado, let me describe first what I wanted to implement:

  • Map
  • Reduce
  • Pipeline

If you are not familiar with these concepts, do not worry, as I will show you the code in both C++ and some ‘more functional’ languages. The functional language implementations are always easy to understand, even if you do not know the languages!


The concept of the map function is quite simple: it applies the function parameter to each item in a list parameter, and return the result as a list. The following…

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All the glitters

After a long day, my Sis-in-law want to buy an Gold chain, which my brother got some amount in his bounty. She wants to select more design, after analyzing she came back without selecting one. My brother said, he will be joining next day to select, his plans already revealed  that he is  no more interesting on design selection. He is pretty straight forward on buying the gold.

My brother’s D-day came up, and he asked me to join with him.I initially refused, with everybody’s compulsion and promised treat from my sis-in-law, I went  with them. Sis-in-law has the habit of buying Roops of gold every year, that could be half a gram to one gram of gold in every Varalakshmi pooja. Brother collected all roops, unused gold items which presented to my nephew, presented when he was child. Our travel started and target not started., We chose about 5 shops, but my brother is happy in buying at first shop.

Exchanging the gold
I learn some basic things for buying the gold., if you are exchanging the gold or not, you have to spend the money for wastage. To calculate the purity of gold most of  the  shops are having similar machine manufactured by Redlands. This machine can scan gold, copper, silver, platinum, palladium, zinc, etc., This has been connected through two USB cables, I believe one for connecting the machine and another  one for results provoking. Machine sends X-ray rays and capturing the information, time it taking around 30-300 seconds. Then gold got weighed in scale, earlier I use to see Physical balance scale in Pawn shops and gold shops, now electronic weighing scale providing the accuracy. If you have the old gold to be exchanged, above methods followed and gold achari will be given a word. Some times certificates will be enough to check the purity of gold.

Buying the gold
Wastage is something, that when they are designing the gold to ornament, to design that ornament wastage will occur. If its handmade, the life  of designed gold could be more than 10 years. If its manufactured through machine, the life  of gold designed can’t be  predicted. People choose handmade designed  gold ornaments, which leads about 10 to 15% of wastage. Special designs can lead from 18% to more than 50%. Buying the gold with designated design, will lead to lots of wastage.

“All the glitters are not gold”, gold’s purity checked with BIS standards

999 – 24 Carat
958 – 23 Carat
916 – 22 Carat

In South-India, people prefer the 916 – 22 Carat gold. If your gold got BIS and Hallmark symbol, it will be easier for buyers and sellers to check the purity of gold. Also shops had a scheme to join, where we need to invest for 11 months, at 12th month of maturity the gold rate at same day will be calculated to buy and there will be no wastage could be calculated.

Tips for buying the gold
Negotiating the wastage is key of buying the gold. After seeing the purity of  gold, one have to negotiate on wastage according to its design. People will fallout for designs, but wastage is money sucking. Always go for strength of material, which gives the life. You have to decide, do you want gold or the ornament. If you want to buy the gold, go for the wastage upto 10%. This will gives appreciation value in future.

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Lets Support Chennai

Banner : S.A. Media Labs Presents
Music & Producer : Dr. Josyabhatla
Asst Music & Producer : Sai Charan
Concept : Prathap Kolagatla
Lyrics : Sahitya Sagar, Rap-Noel
Camera : Balaji Mutyala, Balaji Y
Editing : Satya Giduturi
VFX : Raghava B, Basha, Ashok, Ravi
Singers Co-ordination : Sreedevi Nemani
Keys : Vaidi
Rhythms : Anil, Ganesh
Recording : Prakash
Mixing & Mastering : Anil Mani

Singers : Vijaya Lakshmi, Usha, Gopika Poornima, Gayatri, Manju, Geetha Madhuri, Pranavi, Anjana Sowmya, Sravana Bhargavi, Sreedevi Nemani, Parnika, Lipsika, Mohini, Amrutha Varshini, Nikhitha Srivalli, Sruthi, Saandip, Mallikarjun, Venu, Jai Srinivas, Balaji, Ramky, Srikrishna, Hema Chandra, Deepu, Krishna Chaitanya, Raju, Noel, Raghuram, Dinker, Dhanunjay, Anudeep, Sweekar, Sai Charan, Aditya, Saketh, Lokesh, Sairam Burra

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How its feeling to be a skillful character (End)

Time management
As I already told about the concentration, one can do the task one at a time, if you go back to vedas, we can see Dhasavadaani, the person who concentrates 10 multiple things at a time called as Dhasavadaani, for an example, the other person who talks to him, he will be hearing that, at the same time, he can hear the sound who walking near to him, floor color, position of chair, paint of wall, stuffs in bin, talk between other employees, chandelier lights, time at watch he can concentrate everything at a time. I saw a movie called Limitless, in that protagonist of that movie, Bradley Cooper says he can concentrate on 25 things at a time. Might be this advice is  not those kind of people. 
Average person can concentrate on one thing at a time. So he can plan his tasks better, the key to handle tasks is called as time management. Earlier I use to memorize the day tasks, at end of the day, I use to forget the things. I always believe the tasks which you forget, which we are not actually concentrating. I bought the normal book, I am using as a planner to write down the tasks, whenever I am completing the tasks, I appreciate myself. 
Because you should be your own hero. You have to nurture yourself and follow the good habits and become the person which you like most. Being that person, you need to treat yourself with a pat on shoulder.  I am planning better to allocate a time for the tasks, so the tasks can be done in time, better planning will be providing better results altogether.
Planner and skills
A planner or time table will help in concentrating on your skills too. If you have the time table from morning, for example, I will be checking mails at morning, writing articles, then two hours I will be on music class (self learning), then sipping coffee & reading newspaper, again checking mails through mobile phone, getting ready to office, these will take about 4 hours in morning. At my travelling, when I am in Cab, I usually not read anything. 
I believe that could bring any problem with my eyes. I concentrate on any music, skill learning, listening to Bhagvad gita, ramayana, mahabharatha, stories, speeches etc., I am listing the  tasks to be done in office, I repeat the cab activities by leaving the office. I will be spending some time with my family, later checking my emails or attending phone calls. I will leaving rest of my day.
Here I am being a worker, learning a work related skill or updating my knowledge towards  the work, learning music, writing a blog, etc., I will not be enforcing anybody to do the same., but I can say., becoming a skillful character is awesome feeling. 
(Ends here)

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How its feeling to be a skillful character (Pt.1)

When I am looking the kids these days, they are getting well matured at earlier days., Upto 12 years for me to understand the Holy bible or other religions, nowadays kids are fast in learning like arts, education, career etc., They know what  they are doing, focusing on their goals. In our days, mathematics and calculations are become herculean tasks, nowadays it got simplified  and getting faster way calculation. Abacus, going back to vedas to solve the mathematical problems within their limits.
One of  my cousin son from Hyderabad won the Abacus  championship, made us wonder what is that  all about. He made fastest calculation with techniques and brainstorming skills. I think the kudos to his parents and teachers. 
Talent comes in nature  and in our interest. The games which we play, the art which we endorse, family which you live, education which we study and career which we chose also influences our talents. People surrounded with you can be force to chose your skills. Concentration is your key to maintain the Multi-talent habits. One can be writer, blogger, speaker, manager in eminent organization. Might be he helping his co-workers or subordinates to uprise their career and in that process he become all above. One can be Music player, visitor  of heritage places, writer, blogger, translator, SEO how can he achieve all, by the way its me, I love history so I am immense in visiting historical places, my mother often told me about Sitar and its music, in between I become SEO and read lot of  books. One of my guru told that if you want to become a writer, you need to read lot of books, from 1 – 10 percent of areas you will get more ideas. Thats true, I read lot of books, then I become too choosy of reading books, Career oriented and management books made an impact in my life. I come across translating one of that  book and become translator, translating the ads and translated  the documents. Later on my career path has changed I become engineer. Of course I didn’t forget those skills, concentrating and upgrading my skills often, which I ever I am trying to pose to be developed. 
Demand is the  key of invention, if one is missing the communication and communicating others orally, he needs to start attending the toastmasters, tedex meetings or becoming member of those groups to develop the communication skills. There are the chances, he can become public speaker too. There is also a say, Jack of all, master of none. There are the people who luckily got the chance and then what happened  is magic, they learnt all the required skills., One music director appointed because he got a very good band, then he learnt carnatic, hindustani, western music later he developed as great music director. Even though he concentrated on music, he needs to develop in other areas also. This also can be multi-talent. To become a master, you need to be learner or concentrate on multiple trades.
(to be continued)…

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