Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Blogging: who has initial advantage Boy or Girl

Blogging is just an example of several things where boys and girl have initial advantage of their own. I needed some medium to put my view through so choose blogging. Read few lines and later I will explain the context of this with the topic. When we happen to ask something from someone which has no material value then we find prompt answer as Yes, but in reality granter take more time in deciding to give this and most of the time end up not giving/keeping his word. Whereas if you ask something of material value than it became lot easier for granter to decide based on his/her reasoning/constraints and say Yes or no respectively. Now why we fail to give someone something which is of no material value to us? It does not have material value to you but it might means a lot for the seeker. Remember seeker was asking your time which only you can give and no replacement of any sort will help. Hence I can try and answer why most of the time granter fails because his judgment is based on importance. He value to other stuff in life more than the aspirant. Of course there can be several reasons in against and for. But the reason provided above about importance qualifies to be considered valid.  This is also ideal scenario where you can as well reconfigure your importance list. Bear in mind you cannot ask someone of fishery department to help you in civil engineering design but when your help is regarding the use of common sense then expertise does not matter. Common sense is something beyond expertise and everyone has it. Hence everyone can spare some time for you.
Source: internet

With context to blogging I believe girls have the initial advantage in terms of getting readers or fan following. Now please don’t say that you believe in equality and opportunity is something we get by hard work etc. As the message as well as context is entirely different here. In fact girls have initial advantage in this internet world. If you still don’t believe me then try putting your snap and ask your girlfriend to post her snap in social networking site and openly ask for people to like. I am sure even your friend will miss an opportunity to hit like on your snap but on other hand you will find the like numbers have swollen from unknown faces as well. Never try this as open challenge as you get just one chance to spoil your reputation so keep it for better time. This is purely my wisdom to suggest you since even me have never tired this and will not dare to do in life.

Let’s look from Indian point of view, now in India we do not have any legal/proper dating sites except matrimonial ones which is primarily visited by groom/bride family members. So imagine a girl writing a blog and she happen to write on different forms of marriage and at the end she just put a sentence that her family is also looking for someone to arrange her marriage. What you will see next day? Any imagination will be helpful? The comment section will be over poured with lot of messages of concern, love, even proposals as well as good/bad comments on different forms of marriage. She does not have to look for reader to grab attention. No jealousy but that’s the beauty of being a girl so her advantage is well justified. So boy now do you agree or not? If still you have faith in your capability just think if she happens to post her beautiful snap and write on topic Solitude. I am well convinced that she will get more comments and hit than what I have got on my blog 4 i.e. Solitude A social pain. Don’t smile I know you have conceded defeat and you in agreement. Well done!

What I wanted to convey was that always support your known once by sparing some time however busy you are, when he/she is starting/daring to discover new thing. As it does not cost you anything but helped the darer a lot. It also gives a sense of feeling that they have right circle around them. If you fail than the importance list which I had disused in the beginning get reconfigured and you are downgraded. It takes a lot of time to be someone’s favourite then you consider someone as your favourite. I have come across this situation many times as I always like to give a try in life. I appreciate the joke/fun/feedback I get when I approach someone to validate on my new venture as more they laugh more determination I get to do it perfectly. This is my 10th blog but I remember when I used to approach people to spare time to read my blogs and everyone used to say yes but only those who really cared managed to write few lines or at least read the blog. Writing is not an individual task it is treated complete only when the reader reads it and writes whatever critique they like. I have got good number of regular readers and this helped me to reconfigure my importance list as well.

Thank You!
Satender Kumar Mall
Twitter: satenderiiit

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Integration Projects : Key areas of focus! From Developer’s desk

Integration project are never simple and is always complex in terms of management, development and entity integration. Support activity of such project is intricate. I am sharing my experience as I was fortunate enough to work in both development as well as support activity of an integration project. The views presented are primarily for fresher who are gearing up for new challenges in IT industry. No technical jargon, simply an useful tips from hand on experience at work.

Integration process : Source: Internet

Few key areas of focus are as follows:-

  1.  Functional Knowledge: - This aspect is must not only for integration projects but for all kind of projects. Technical knowledge of an IT engineer fetches project entry but functional knowledge provides longevity in projects. One should use every opportunity to gain more of functional knowledge about the domain of industry they are carrying out projects. In context to integration projects this helps a lot to single out the faulty system when in issue/error. 

    2. Core systems in integration: - Since integration projects are combination of various systems. Being aware of other systems at least in context to kind of data they receive/provides will be useful to enable complete functioning of the project. You may be involve in one aspect of the system but for its functioning complete grasp of other dependent systems are required. It not only reduces the time of analysis but also spotting the origin of an error.

      3. Input and output data: - To evaluate an integration support issues we should master input and output data. One should be acquainted with complete flow of data i.e. what is fed as input followed by its flow in various systems in between for data interaction to final stage of data output. This common concept is widely missed by engineers in support activity which led them to confusion during the major issues in production. The fire-fight become difficult as support engineers tries to escape from the initial analysis phase for obvious reason of the timing. There are several tools available which has been integrated in project to help and visualize the error which we should be aware off. 

      4.  Key contacts of system owners: - The bit of successfully resolving issue also lies in the kind of contacts list you have in place for a projects you are involved in. Issues can be multi-layer in nature where to progress in your analysis you might need help from your dependent system. So you should know whom to call or as a result of your analysis you found that next level of analysis need to be carried out by other core systems in project. So always update your points of contact in such projects.

      5. Asking right questions to yourself: - Whenever you are assigned task or problem/incident ticket remember to ask some key questions to yourself such as which area this issue has happened? What is kind of input and output is expected? How can your responsible system would help or diagnose the issue? What should be the starting point? Now all this questions will have answer within you only when you have successfully completed step 1 to 4. People in IT industry who are no way responsible in fixing the issue happen to ask smart questions so in order to satisfy them all the above questions answer should be made available by you.

         6. Patience: - Over and above your programming and functional knowledge you have to have a quality of being patience. I can tell from my experience that however good the project management is and with the use of better tools such as trace tracking, error management etc. along with use of software development/management life cycle processes such as SCRUM, AGILE you are bound to be assign with incident ticket which is not yours. As the person assign the ticket is someone from helpdesk who does not necessarily bound by any of the above 5 steps. Patience why because if you have to support 24X7 then you usually get call in midnight. The responsibility does not end saying either you do not understand the incident or it does not belong to your system area of access. You have to attend the call as well as need to carry out necessary analysis to provide base to your both above statement with valid reasoning. 

         7.  Leadership skills: - This skill is essential as most of the time you need to take lead to bring all party on table to explain and help in identifying faulty system. Leadership skill not necessarily means that you need to be manager or above all I want to convey is you should have courage to take incident head on and try to resolve although it is not your system incident. This will really shine your personality in long run. Though you manage one system but incident manager will always prefer your point of view in other problems as well. That means you will occupy GO-TO man place in project.

Guys if you are interested to know more about IT soft skills please visit below sites. They are really useful going forward.

Thank You!
Satender Kumar Mall
Twitter: satenderiiit

Tuesday, 12 February 2013


Hardly we will find anyone who does not know what love is? But writing this blog was the toughest of all so far.All in the universe wants to be loved by many and want to share love as well. Love is a phenomenon in which person feel complete in all aspect. It exists in all kind of relation one can think of. We should be proud of our Heart, it's been played, stabbed, cheated, burned and broken but somehow still works. What I say about love, it is just one form of love definition in millions which exists on every individual mind. Love is something which is gift of God and readily available in abundance in this universe. Love has lot of forms:  it is beautiful, painful, awesome, thrilling etc. Now I am not going to describe what mother love is? Since most of you fall under youth category so let me put some interesting aspect of thrilling/awesome/painful love. Be careful that love demands no explanations hence in our life; we don’t need to explain how much we love a person. It depends on them, how they appreciate the efforts that we do for them to be contented.


When one is in 100% love from his side but no idea on other hand can be termed as thrilling because your love is counted with passage each seconds. When you first fall in love it's so thrilling, you can't wait to throw yourself away and make this new wonderful twosome. The awesome love is something when both lovers fall in love with each other and continue to spend their life with no hesitation. One thing is common that beauty is equally experienced in both thrilling and amazing love. One question before I march further Do you really want me to describe painful one? As it is the toughest job since pain cannot be quantified and believe me magnitude vary from person to person. So I will wait for your view in comment section. And will decide based on that. However let’s get on ride with what we have i.e. thrilling and awesome!! Remember Falling in love is not a choice.  To stay in love is.

Someone has rightly said ‘Trust the one who can see these 3 things in you: Sorrow behind your smile, Love behind your anger, and Meaning behind your silence.’ When I evaluate about my sensation of love till date then to be honest, it was my eighth love with whom I got married to. If you go by count then you may end up imagining that there were 7 failures but you will be surprise to know that all those love were either thrilling or awesome once. Between thrilling and awesome there is also called infatuation. Most of the time we misinterpret infatuation as love but when the time passes we all realise that not worth continuing the same. This phase is harmless as both parties are not serious. Few of the count of 7 can be termed as infatuation. Some were thrilling that is one sided, where I think I am in love and vice-versa they thought I love them. But I enjoyed each moment as whenever I felt strong about love, It has always helped me to work hard to achieve my goal or in studies. The saga of facing reality never really impacted me but in turn it made me strong and more mature. I believe that should be the motto of love that you rise out of it but many takes literal meaning of love that is ‘fall’ in love. Once lover can became a very good friend if the desire of settling for any reason does not met it end. As both of you selflessly always wanted to see other in best of times. Can you imagine a better friend you can get than this? But yes once friend then one should be mature enough to follow friend dharma. I consider myself lucky that all of whom I once thought that they were my possible love or infatuation and vice-versa are best friend of mine. Only one of them was missed as I never got in touch on any platform when I left that city. Who know we can become friends in case she is reading this blog. Both boys and girls please remember losing someone who loves you is easiest part but it is very hard to find someone who loves you beyond all your imperfections.

The message which I wanted to convey and I am sure you will agree to it that love is above the barter system of give and take. The ultimate goal should not be getting your love by all means but the goal should be just love. Because when you get into give/take business than comes the social agent such as family, society, status etc. which you don’t have control off. If this entire factor falls on your side then your love is a joyful ride. But does everyone is expedient of same fate? No prize to guess; the answer is NO. Remember Lord Krishna also during his incarnation just loved Radha but he did not attempt to get her as he was aware of his power. They did what both had in their hands. If I am anywhere near where youth of today get this message then the experience shared above is fruitful. And we can save lot of time/energy/money/life which are possible recipient of abjure.

A quote by Angelina Jolie an American actress ‘We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.’ 

Thank You!
Satender Kumar Mall
Twitter: satenderiiit

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Recession: On Funny Note!

Recession: a word which youth loves to hate. By this blog I wanted to share few common experiences which were funny aspect of recession. Today 7th Feb 2013, I formally got my MBA degree from Cardiff University as a part of my planned goal in life. Now this not funny it was my hard work. I remember one joke on MBA that’s goes like this ‘there was one sandwich seller whose business was doing so well that he managed to get his son complete his MBA from America. As a recession gift his son lost his job and came to assist his father’s work as an alternative until he find new job. He advices his father to cut cost so he should restrict to minimum to use of sauces as it is recession, he reduced vegetable quantity from sandwich indicating recession and in due course of time his father business decline and virtually got shut down due to downgrade of sandwich quality. It was not because his son was MBA but his son’s over response to a calamity called recession.

Waiting to be called...
Myself at Graduation ceremony on 7th Feb 2013 at City Hall Cardiff UK

When I was in Bangalore from 2008 to Feb 2010, we managed to hold our house rent increase citing recession as main reason to our landlord. Except workload and worry of losing job every other thing was in diminishing mode. If you happen to speak to someone those days to weigh their point of view they make use of word recession multiple times in normal communication. College fresher’s had got better reason to explain their placement pitfalls. Lots of cost cutting measures were on peak in almost every field, of course except our political class. They gifted us best of scams during recession or near around period such as 2G spectrum, Common wealth Games scam, inflation etc. I am sure we all Indian are well aware of lot more. But the question is will we go for change in 2014?

We know that ‘picture tell it all’; so I am sharing some snaps collected from various internet sources to add humour to your reading, I swear they are not my inventions at all. I can just hope if they were mine.

Impact on Currency itself, which impacts world's economy.

Heath care impact: Doctor advice to beat recession sting

Not sure who has NO money, Is it Bank or myself.

Recession impact on Bollywood

HOPE : 5 year later, we still end up with hope that ‘the end is in sight’
Let’s not forget about few things which were boon due to recession; No more bank salesman offering credit cards at company door; Most people have released that there is no shortcut to double your money via bank derivatives (one of the main causes of recession); Price check on land/ property prices to some extent (I know many might not agree to it including me); belief on skill set and last but not the least everyone released law of vital few i.e. one MBA jargon of Pareto principle ‘20% of people adds 80% of the value’. Don’t smile I am sure you fall under 20% category.

Thank You!
Satender Kumar Mall
Twitter: satenderiiit