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Mahesh Hegde

Freelance Photographer, Traveler, Blogger, Consultant and a PMI certified Project Management Professional.

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Native:

I’m from the malnad region, more specifically Nisarani, Sorab Taluk, Shimoga District, Karnataka, India

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Education:

Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation Technology

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Institutions:

Project Management Institute, USA

Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore

Mahajana Pre-University College, Mysore

Manasarovar Pushkarini Vidhyashrama, Mysore

Pragati Bala Bhavan, Sagar

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Spent significant time in:

Nisarani, Sagar, Shimoga District, Mysore, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Montreal Canada, Ulsan South Korea, Des Moines Iowa

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Countries Visited:

Taiwan, Canada, South Korea, Thailand, Dubai, USA

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About this site:

Started this blog to share my experiences and opinions hoping that one day these may be useful for someone one this beautiful planet earth, or even beyond !!

My first date with the World Wide Web was sometime in high school when I mostly used it for chatting with friends and relatives. Since then, I have been using the net mostly to share my views (both from my mind and my camera!). In recent times got stormed with too many social networking sites. Al tough, client dashboards like TweetDeck and Hootsuite provided a single point interface for many of them, I was still not very happy with them. So, I decided to have a portal of my own and enter into the next level of content management and sharing on the web.

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Survival of the biggest

–          Mahesh Hegde

This is a hypothetical theory I have come up with that, only the biggest companies will survive the 21st century.  The smaller ones will either shut down or get taken over.

Herbert Spencer first used the phrase  — Survival of the fittest — after reading Charles Darwin‘s On the Origin of Species — in his Principles of Biology of 1864

Inspired by the above, I would like to use the phrase / hypothetical theory — Survival of the biggest — in the context that every day in 21st century the newspaper is filled with news of mergers and acquisitions.

All of us (in India) have seen lots of “petty” shops in our lives, and I predict that by the end of the 21st century there will be no more small enterprises. The mounting pressure on delivering quality goods and lowest prices will require so much infrastructure and automation (in both office and on the production floor) that the small shops will not be sustainable over an extended period of time.

There will be exceptions. The small firms which will be doing well will get taken over by larger companies.

So, if you are still alive in the 22nd century people will not be asking you about your nationality. They will ask you which company. According to my theory there will not be more than 500 companies in the world. So the fortune 500 list will be changed to Fortune 5 list.

Every company would have diversified to such a vast extent that there will be no term called Business-To-Business (B2B). Every company will have its own virtual world (intranet) on the cloud. Employee numbers will have portability between companies, so if you change companies your employee number will remain, so will your bank and Provident Fund accounts.

All the worlds consultants / freelancers will have grouped together to form a global consulting pool (another big company).

Operating systems and computers will be obsolete, all you will require is a display plugged on to the cloud – no OS no Applications.

Keep checking this post for more updates

More about me

More about me

Before I start writing about other people I thought it’s a nice idea to write a little bit more about myself. I know, you may be thinking that I am trying to glorify myself….. then so be it. I don’t mind 🙂

This is what my Orkut profile states and this was more apt in the earlier days of my career – I though it’s worth a mention here


Well… dinner in Bangalore, Lunch in Bangkok, coffee break in Taipei evening snacks in Seoul , supper in Ulsan … but yelle hodru… namma Mysoreeee great!!! sounds like some movie??? Well not too much…. I have done this several times by now. And got used to the changing place around me…… I sometimes feel that I am not going places… but the places are going around me… and I am playing musical chair with the world as the playground… and then… when I am at sea… for days together … nothing moves…. Water everywhere…. However fast you go …. There is nothing around… that’s when I realized that really a significant part of our earth is covered by water… and the amount of water…. You will only realize when you are in the middle of an ocean on a ship with nothing around you…

yes I always wanted to travel… seeing different places is everyone’s dream… Its been reality to me….. and I really don’t know whom to thank for this… is it just co- incidence.. is it just good luck? Is it bad luck?? Whatever it is… I am sure it is not hard work!!!! Ha ha.. u guys know what I am talking about.

Yes I have been one hell of a lucky guy… keep wondering if I should change my name to that … “Lucky” sounds a bit girlish tough…. .

Seeing many different parts of the world… I feel that we being Indians are biased about our self our country and our hometown. Not that I am criticizing that… but… I feel we have a lot to learn from outside… and try devote our lives to a purpose that will set an example for others back home. I have been looking for this purpose in life… and I know as long as we don’t change our way of thinking we cannot change our lifestyle. I have started to think big… and want to do something big…after all size does matter… (a cliché eh!)

Nothing is of too much interest in life these days when compared to “thinking” or is it day dreaming? Or is it imagination at work? Whatever you may call that… hope it turns out into an Idea, a vision some day… hope that day will come soon… ‘cos time is running faster than ever…. and the world is getting faster every moment…

I wrote the above when I used to travel a lot due to work outside India. Priorities seem to have changed these days, I do continue to enjoy travel, and however, I tend to devote more time to family and my camera than ever before.

When I say family I definitely want to boast about the kind and size of family I come from. My grandfather Hosamane Patel Devappa Hegde (Ajja) was a landlord and ruled thousands of acres of land in Sorab taluk, Shimoga district. I have always envied my grandfather’s lifestyle. My Ajja lived like a king and people often respect him for his humble nature. A snapshot at my family tree is worth a look. 20+ uncles and aunts 40+ first cousins… so if there is a family function you can guess how big it is.

Mahesh Hegde Family Tree

Right from my formative days I have had a keen interest in Technology in form of toys, gadgets, cars, machines. This interest in me probably drove me to start a part time computer assembling business when I was in my pre-university days. It ran pretty well until the “Cheaters” took over. I call the computer vendors who sell at rock bottom prices by cheating their suppliers as “Cheaters”. Since I was not inclined to be a Cheater myself I had to stop this business although I made handful of money from it enough to afford a mobile phone when the call rates were like INR 4-5 for 1 min of incoming call and about INR 8-9 for a min of outgoing. I remember those days when if the landline at home rang once they used to call my cell phone and when it rang twice they used to call my dad’s cell phone. This was to save on the cell phone charges. Also, I used the profit from the computer assembling business to buy a computer for myself, fuel for my first car (a Maruti 800) and all other miscellaneous expenses during college.

My first camera I remember was a point and shoot film camera from Yashica. In the early 90’s a Yashica camera was like a luxury gadget which only people who had relatives abroad could get. If you bought one in India it was considered as duplicate! Those were the days before India’s Globalization. My first digital camera was a Canon A510 point and shoot which some people still use today. I gave away this camera to my relative who still uses this for his “studio” photography in  a remote village near Sagar, Shimoga. Then came the Canon IXUS 70 à Sony Alpha 100 à Sony Alpha 230 and now a Nikon D5000. I will share my reviews of each one of these cameras in a separate blog.

You might be wondering why am I talking about my camera in a blog about myself. Well, I just have to say “I am incomplete without a camera”

As I stated to build my own website with a blog, my passion for technology continues. This was a pretty easy task when compared to complete automatic machines which I have built with sparing support from others. I was just chatting with my friend Subbu and asking him what it takes to have a website of my own with some galleries and a blog. Subbu gave me good links and I just started working on the website. It took me about a week to create a complete website and about a month to fill up the initial content.

For now I feel that’s all I have to say, keep watching for my latest blogs and photos.

My First Blog

–          Mahesh Hegde

In my first blog I will write about why I decided to have a blog and how I went about creating my blog site.

I had got fed up of updating status in Facebook, Twitter, Linked in and other social networking sites. I had put up a status update on these sites which read “Mahesh Hegde is wondering how to generate revenue from the photos he has taken” I decided that I will first create a website, to showcase the photos I have taken. I am already sharing my photos on many other sites. Flickr is my favorite for the amazing slideshow interface they have. But that is something most people do these days.

I had a thought of an online photo gallery for a while. It was time I start doing something about it, so I decided to have an online photo gallery and a photo blog site to accompany the gallery and to share my views, both from my mind and from my camera. This statement eventually became the caption for my website.

I asked a couple of friends about the ways to start a website and have a gallery of my own. Subbu and Vybhav helped me out and gave me their suggestions. I went through lot of website links they sent me and understood that having a website has two layers:

1.       The hosting service

2.       Application or scripts that display the content

I selected hostmoster as a host and wordpress as my blogging application to start with. I am still figuring out how to create a photo gallery and an online store where you can buy the photos and use them. I am considering the Trendy Site builder that hostmoster provides and also Joomla Content Management for the gallery. I will update this blog as soon as I complete the gallery.

Ammedned: 18 Nov 2010

The trendy site builder was very flashy but not very flexible. Hence I tried and strongly recommend Concrete5 as a Content Management System (CMS) for your website. I also recommend WordPress for a blog which is feature rich and also user friendly.

Enjoy my views both from my mind and from my camera!