Wednesday, January 04, 2012

2012 - a new year of newer hopes and newest scopes...

Dear friends,
        This is my humble attempt to give a poetic welcome to this newly unfurled year 2012...

Let our
          Tribulations get defaced
          Enmities get effaced;
                   Differences resolved
                   Belligerence dissolved…
          Goodwill prevail
          God’s will pervade…
In the task of
        Turning dreams into realities
          Churning symphony from rhapsody  
With God’s grace
        Never we will relinquish
        Together we shall accomplish
          Shackles of love bind us
          Pinnacles of success find us!
Year 2012
        An year of newer hopes
        And newest scopes..!

R. Srinivasamoorthy,
Lecturer - SMIE, Poly Campus,
Bahir Dar University

Sunday, November 13, 2011
This is a potential e-resource containing many publications/ebooks/research articles both for newbies and advanced learners/practioners in almost all the fields/disciplines. Please visit the site to see for yourself and make the best use of it...all the best!
with regards,
R. Srinivasamoorthy, Lecturer-SMIE, Bahir dar University, Ethiopia

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Circle of friends...

I am doubly happy to eagerly expect this year, for this brings my son Aditya's first birthday together with the New Year Eve!
I take this moment to remember all of you and say to the whole world how lucky and fortunate enough I have been to have a circle of friends, who were, who are and who will be ready to help me, cheer me up and support me at times needy.
I wish you all and all your family members, a prosperous and promising New Year 2008, that brings newer hopes and opens vistas anew for further career development, overall happiness, contentment and fulfillment.
Warm wishes and hearty prayers in this first day of this newly unfurled year 2008 - say, 'An Year of Promises'!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Bhajan bina sukha, shanthi nahin..!

'Divinity encompasses everything from within and without'.

Every Thursday, some of the inmates of EIT Quarters are regularly participating in Bhajans organised by Mr. Vijayakumar, Faculty of Chemistry, EIT. This restores solace and tranquility to the temple-deprived Indian expatriate souls in us! It lasts for an hour or so. Seen in the picture are: Mr. Moorthy (Karnataka), Mr. B.K. Singh (Bihar), myself (Tamilnadu!) and Mr. Vijayakumar (Andhra), from left to right. Other regular participants not seen in the picture are Mr. Mohan and Smt. Swathi. Thanks to Vijayakumar Sir and Moorthy Sir, now I have the practice of singing a repertoire of bhajan songs (more than 15!).
At least during the bhajan hours we have a chance to praise the Lord and be in His Holy Rememberance.
Bhajan bina sukha, shanthi nahin; Hari, Bhajan bina sukha...

Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Workshop on 'Six Sigma'...

This photo has been taken during a Workshop conducted by my friend Mr. B.K. Singh and myself on 5th Oct. 2007, in EIT premises, on 'Six Sigma', titled, 'Six Sigma - a Tool for Dramatic Quality Improvement and Breakthrough Business Performance'.
With more than 70 participants, the session lasted for more than one and a half hours. The feedback from aspiring students and erudite professors is a standing testimony for the effectiveness of the Workshop, which makes us forget the pains taken in meticulously preparing 80+ slides in Power Point, based on a borrowed British Council book and some downloaded e-stuff! With who else I will share this, other than my dear ones in you..!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

(N)Ice rain!

This photo has been taken one day when rain was gushing, hurling ice pieces upon us. In the background is the EIT Quarters where we are residing, which is very near the college premises. The place known as Mai-nefhi, is 25 kms away from Asmara town. I will try to upload as many photos as possible in near future, including some snaps taken in ‘Expo 2007’ – a mega exhibition for Eritrea! Cheers!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Fitting the shoes of a fine-weather Asmara...

After a long time I am updating my blog...
I am getting gradually adapted and accustomed to fit the shoes of Eritrea and in this process I’ve learnt some words / numbers in Tigriniya, the official language of this holy country. I felt frustration and anguish in the initial months, as it is natural for a person hailing from a low-land (below mean sea level) to a high-land (above MSL), for at least 3 months or so.
In week ends I roam in Asmara, go to cinemas, browse in netcafes, purchase groceries, some high-quality ‘Class A’ cigars like Rothmans Lights and Winston (!). Some of my friends will scold me for this...I know! I’ve learnt to boil rice and prepare tea too!
As an effort to make people know about an easy way of owning a webpage, without any prior knowledge about html or so, recently I've written an article titled ‘Blogging – a means for casting our notions and passions in web’, which has been published in the EIT magazine – ‘Horizon’.
Along with my friend, I will conduct a Workshop on ‘Six Sigma – a present-day tool for drastic quality improvement’ (the exact title we haven’t finalized yet), on 27th of this month in the college premises. From a worthy website / e-resource called ‘’, I got some stuff about ‘Six sigma’. Please give ‘esnips’ a try…it is worth it! Thanks to British Council, in which I am a member, I got a wonderful book too – ‘Six Sigma for Dummies’. I have downloaded a trial software (35.1 MB!) for a down-to-earth explanation of the concepts.
With some new friends here, and some old ones in India calling me and my family too, I am all set to live a balanced life in Asmara. I have plans to go to India by the end of January and bring my wife and my only issue Aditya here, after a month’s vacation. The only thing that annoys me about my trip to India is, whether I will meet my close friends living in California, Salisbury and Switzerland, during that stay or not. Hopefully may they get the same vacation and come to India. Let it be so!
For the first time, my blog post is so personal. Well…at least I have given a piece of information about a web resource called ‘’.
The contents of my article, which appeared on ‘Horizon’ are:

Blogging – a means for casting our notions and passions in web

Blogging is a smart and cute art. It is a way of expressing or registering our innate feelings, notions, passions and creations in the world-wide register…I mean web! Offered by a plethora of web portals called ‘blog sites’, blogs (‘web’ + ‘log’ shortened as ‘blog’) are the user-friendly publications of whatever we wish to showcase to the world we live in, in the web pages created by our own.
Precisely, anything and everything related to day-to-day affairs can be typed and published in our web page called blog. It is like one’s web diary kept open for the world to see / read.
Blogging comes in handy for those, who have an ardent zeal to cast their personal experience, opinions and even pictures (‘photoblogging’), with no basic knowledge about ‘html’ and related stuff. No holds barred! Though for a casual surfer who visits blogs they give a ‘déjà vu’ feeling, for the creator of the page it is a dream-come-true!
Umpteen blog portals have sprung up now, offering enrapturing features, inviting many aspirants to open an account and hence a web page in his name. I am acquainted with one ‘’, powered by ‘Google’, which specifies a simple, self-explanatory, three-step procedure for a user to create a web page of his own, with the input of e-mail id, password, user name, display name, etc. With a set of multi-colour templates to opt from, users will be at ease to get initiated, though customization and further tweaking is still a possibility for an advanced geek. It uses a powerful editor, facilitating the conversion of what we type in the ‘Compose’ field into a blog publication, with formatting options like justify, bold, italic, font, etc.
The foremost ecstatic thing about our blog is, it can get updated in the ‘Google’ and other search engines! Provisions for submitting our web page to a search engine are at our reach, which enhances the probability of our blog page to be ranked as a candidate for the search results of search engines.
The second salient feature of blogging is its revenue potential effected through advertisements running in your own page! Opening an account with ‘Google Adsense’ will invite advertisements for getting hosted in our blog in the selected location of specified size. ‘Google search bots’ will virtually ‘crawl’ our blog (!) to ‘read’ the blog posts and will host only those advertisements which are pertinent to the contents of what we write – thus augmenting the probability of persons visiting our blog to click those advertisements…and we are paid on ‘cost-per-click’ basis, in turn. A truly amazing feature!
The added advantage of owning a blog lies in the fact that it enhances the face-value of our résumé.
Keeping aside the monetary aspect, primarily blogging serves as a platform for unearthing our writing spree and creative potential from within us, for the world to witness. Such blog interactions may be of mammoth use to many a person. Moreover, it paves an apt way for those craving minds to realize a web page by their own, with an URL, who otherwise would have fallen short of this venture for their lack of ‘html’ exposure or so.
I do run a blog in ‘’, focusing on general articles of public interest, poems, PC game reviewettes, etc. Please visit my blog, in leisure – Within a fortnight’s time after the creation of my blog and subsequent submission to ‘Google’, it was an enthralling experience for me, to see a simple search for ‘Srini’ in ‘Google’, showing a link to my blog as fourth or fifth result in its window! Similar was the case with other search engines like ‘Yahoo!’, ‘Lycos’, ‘AltaVista’, etc.
Owning a webpage (or pages!), receiving comments from the world-wide readers, having advertisements hosted and consequent updation in Google or so, is an all-inspiring and altogether blissful experience for which most of us aspire and of course all of us deserve.

Unravel your inner-world;
Unveil the latent creative potential;
Unleash the inundating mind streams…

Happy blogging..!

R. Srinivasa Moorthy,
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering,
E.I.T., MaiNefhi.