Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Guy Kawasaki at NASSCOM 2009, Bangalore

Here is the presentation by Guy Kawasaki at NASSCOM Product Conclave 2009, Bangalore. It was really an amazing presentation by Guy.

Lakshman Srikanth with Guy Kawasaki *

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Who To hire - Guy Kawasaki

Here is an amazing video from GuyKawasaki about hiring right people for your startup. Watch and enlighten your senses ;).

Friday, September 11, 2009

Google Technology User Group - Launch Event

un-official video : Google Technology User Group Launch Event at Google,Bangalore... ;) Njoy googl-ing

*for more details about the event click here

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My brand new Yamaha R-15

For the past few months I have been away from the blogosphere... due to frequent "F-U-D" . First of all I would like to share information about my new bike - Yamaha YZF R-15 .

Why did I buy R-15? Why not Pulsar 220cc?
People have been asking me this question! For heaven's sake don't compare Pulsar with Yamaha! its like comparing "sunny" with "R1" :O..

Yamaha R-15 is a subset of Yamaha R1 and it looks SEXY HOT!
It has a liquid cooled engine which is far better than oil cooled or air cooled. Idling rpm is 1500rpm which is normally prevalent in high-end racing bikes!
and moreover it is powered with Yamaha Engine.
The feel is Ultimate!The power is simply awesome!


  • India’s first 150cc 4 valve engine.
  • It is India’s first Bike with forged pistons.
  • It is India’s first Bike with a Diasil Cylinder.
  • It is India’s first Bike with the Deltabox frame, again based on the R1.
  • It is India’s first Bike with a 6speed gear box.

I have driven both pulsar 220cc and R-15 and I really liked R-15. R-15 is a 150cc racing bike! For those of you who are looking for Power, Speed and grabbing the attention of everyone on the road - go for R-15.

So within 5 days i covered 1000km. Had been to Savandurga, Manchinbelle Dam, almost near Mysore, KailasaGiri-Chintamani. Will be posting few videos of my stunts on R-15 asap. :P

*On-Road Price : 1,11,400 INR

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Off from the Blogosphere...

Working on a Search Engine!

Clue : Indian Law Search Engine (watch out for : Legal Crystal)

I will start blogging in a few months.... :P

though this was a completely unnecessary post..just wanted to keep you all posted!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Academic Developer Conference 2009

BDotNetStudent User Group is proud to announce its annual event for Student Developers to get started with their Software Development, The event comprises 4 talks and 4 DEMO sessions + lots of Goodies.

Entry for registered members only!

For Registrations logon to http://bdns.in

Here are the Event Details :

*Online Registrations are only for Colleges with no Microsoft Student Partners.Also applicable when referred to by your Microsoft Student Partner.
*referral code : srikanth

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

iRobot at Virtual Tech Days

It was a great experience being a part of Virtual Tech Days , a online tech event which took place in February. Here is my live Webcast.. check it out!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Classic Chennai

Chennai UG is organizing an event called "Classic Chennai" (http://classicchennai.net). The event is an online one which spans a month from March 15th to April 15th and is mainly aimed at students students to motivate them and let them discover how fun technology is. Through this we also intend to popularize the UG and its activities.

The event is divided into the following categories :

1. Blogging
2. Photography
3. Photosynth
4. Short Film
5. Documentary
6. Poster Design

Intro to Classic Chennai:

CLASSIC CHENNAI is a fiesta of month-long online competitions for students, organized by the combined efforts of the CNUG student Chapter and the Microsoft Student Partner (Chennai) community.

Event Description:

Classic Chennai is a kaleidoscope of creative, inspiring and thought -provoking competitions that are sure to be a huge favorite among Chennai’s student community. The Classic Chennai banner comprises of an exciting set of online events held throughout the month of March, aimed at finding the hidden talent among the youth of the city. What makes Classic Chennai one of a kind is that it doesn’t restrict itself to any particular sphere and hence, personifies the diverse community that Chennai is, as a whole.

Theme of Classic Chennai:

It is impossible, not to forget, unwise to classify or categorize something as vast and varied as the city of Chennai. It equally unfair to try to categorize the vast and varied talent pool that the students in Chennai are blessed with. Categorization imposes restrictions and Classic Chennai aims at breaking this very unwritten rule that competitions should pertain to some theme or the other. The crux of the competition is that there is no particular topic a participant should adhere to, in any of the events. Just make sure your entry revolves around what you think Classic Chennai is, in any aspect, and send us your entries. So what are you waiting for? Put on your thinking caps and start expanding your horizons! Let the spotlight turn on YOU and CHENNAI!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Yahoo HackDayIndia

Hackday was a fantastic event and i thoroughly enjoyed myself. Our Team H-U-B "Hack Ur Brain" did a good job. We used Yahoo Messenger SDK and SunSpot SDK and developed a small app , its a sort of Software - Hardware Hack because we used a device known as SUNSPOT and developed a app which notifies you if somebody pings you on your Yahoo Messenger. The notification appears on the SUNSPOT which is a wireless device which has an accelerometer, a temperature sensor etc.

Moreover, I had a great time with all the GEEKS/UBER GEEKS
who coded through the whole night. All the attendees were given away BEAN BAGS,Labels and T-SHIRTS...... and at the moment , i am blogging ,seated on the same BEAN BAG i was sitting on while hacking...! :)
From Left : Nitin Rao, Vittal P, David Filo(Co-Founder Yahoo!), me.
Phaneendra Kaddi - the Photographer ! who was also in our team.
This is our team(H-U-B) with David Filo who started Yahoo! with Jerry Yang.

"Thousands of people were producing new Web sites every day. We were just trying to take all that stuff and organize it to make it useful" - David Filo

just some twitter updates by attendees .... about the DEMO of our hackproject!
*click on photo to zoom...

Monday, January 26, 2009

Barcamp Bangalore 8

Woah! BCB 8 is here, on march 7th and 8th! looks like there are a lot of positive changes this time , check out www.barcampbangalore.org.

See my older posts
Barcamp Bangalore 5 "Chilled Out
Barcamp Bangalore 5 "Winter Edition"
Barcamp Bangalore 6 "Summer Edition"
Barcamp Bangalore 7 "Completing the innovation spectrum"

I attended bcb 3, bcb 4 but never blogged about it... :( anyway I will be blogging,twittering live for bcb8!

All in all, Barcamp is heaven for Startup Enthusiasts, Geeks, Entrepreneurs and is totally FREE!.
New to Barcamp find out what is Barcamp?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Innovative Ideas

While digging out some old docs in my system, I noticed a document which Phaneendra and I did for our College Tech Club. Its called as "Innovative Ideas"..... We Give you a list of situations/challenges and you need to give us some ideas to solve the issue!... I would love to share this document, here are few questions from that doc. Please reply ... add a comment.
  • The amount of piracy is extensive all over the world. 98% of the software in India is pirated. Companies invest billions of dollars to control piracy. Innovate an idea to control piracy..maybe then, you too can make billions of dollars. :)
  • If you have, by chance visited our college library you might have come across many quotes related to education. It tells how an education system should work, how teachers should inspire and motivate students, how the goal of learning should be knowledge alone etc. Inspite of that our education system still has many loopholes. Please suggest an idea that can revolutionize our education system.
  • You might have heard about Apple(iPhone), Google(search), Yahoo(mail) and many other companies which make amazing products and people buy them at any cost. These products have become a part of life for many human beings. Have you ever wondered why there isn't any successful Indian company for whose products Indian people crave for. What do you think is the drawback in our country which is preventing us from producing such a company? What can be done about it?
  • When you query a search engine in the internet you get a lot of results. These results are links to websites which are accessible to everyone. Have you ever wondered why you don't get results which link to pages present in people's e-mail account. The reason for this is because all the search engines give out results which link to pages present in the surface web, which forms only a part of the complete web. The part which is not accessible to everyone is called Deep Web. Deep Web includes pages which need authorization, pages which are available to specific users and similar kind of pages. Please suggest an idea which would allow everyone to view pages from the DeepWeb.
If you find any grammatical mistakes or a silly question, kindly ignore. Thank you
image courtesy : imagery

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Forum Nokia Developer Conference

Sometime in May 2008, had been to Forum Nokia Code Camp @ IIIT-B where I learnt developing basic applications for Nokia S40 based cellphones, You can check out my earlier blogpost here.

I received a mail from Forum Nokia ,which was an invite to Forum Nokia Developer Conference.It was a paid event. Normally I never attend paid events but I got lucky this time! I received one more mail from Kesav - CEO of Numo saying that you have free passes from MOMO. woah! without further delay , i registered for the event! Thanks Kesav and momo!.

The event was really great , had the opportunity to listen to some brilliant people from Nokia R & D, CEO's of successful companies and their mind blowing products. It was absolute fun! They discussed about the Mobile Industry in India, specifically VAS - Value Added Services, apart from VAS they are looking at different marketing strategies , one of their proposed marketing strategy is : " A cellphone user, instead of listening to normal Ringing Tone i.e while you call someone, the service provider(airtel,vodafone....) will play a small AD. This is one of the emerging AD campaigns! ".

The presentations will be soon available here : www.nokiadevcon.in. Check out the website for more details on the speakers and sessions :) .

From Un-conferences

yeah I know that's me :P! click on "Un-conferences" for more pics from event.!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Without me!

I am taking leave from my usual stuff. But before leaving I would love to share the products that I use for my survival....

Phew.... just wondering, What the world would be, without these products in front of my eyes!
I think I'd rather continue what I have always been doing.....! :P

*the list is filtered.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Startup Savvy

In one of the recent OCC meets , I met Hemanth from Cisco who discussed with us about making a new Video-Documentary of Entrepreneurs and Startups from India. I was really interested and thought of contributing some articles to their blog.Blogging about startups was an amazing experience and it increased my startup enthusiasm. Thanks a lot to Hemanth and "Entrepreneur Blues" for giving me this opportunity.

My article

Check out "Entrepreneur Blues/Startup Savvy"

Here is the Movie - "Startup Savvy"

see 'credits' in video 4, my name is listed. :P :D

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Stay Hungry Stay Foolish"

Recently I had been to Sapna Book house,Jaynagar and I accidentally came upon this amazing book - "Stay Hungry Stay Foolish" written by Rashmi Bansal. the book talks about 25 Indian Institute of Management(Ahmedabad) graduates who started their own Companies.
It is divided into three sections...

People who knew entrepreneurship was the Chosen Path. They took the plunge straight after their MBA or after working barely a couple of years. And they persevered until they made it big!

These entrepreneurs did not plan to take this path but when opportunity knocked they seized it. Their stories go on to show that you don’t have to be ‘born with it’, you can develop an entrepreneurial bent of mind at any age.

These individuals are using entrepreneurship to create a social impact. Or as a platform for creative expression.

Entrepreneurs Listed in the book :

  • Deepta Rangarajan, IRIS

Overall the book shares the challenges faced by successful Entrepreneurs in India and how they tackled it and made it to the TOP . It is a good read for budding Entrepreneurs and Start-up Enthusiasts.