BAJI JAGANNATHA RAM RAO


Have: Humility, Intelligence, Opinions, Ideas, Mystery, Depth, Reserve. Want: Good friends to discuss profound thoughts, Outside-the-box thinking, Intense human experience.

Title: Division Manager Home: Aundh, Pune, Maharashtra India
Company: Neilsoft Ltd. From: Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Industry Category: Universities: BE(Electronics & Communications Engg.) 1980 University of Mysore
Industries: Engineering Tech. software, Embedded Systems, Medical Informatics, Interests: Friendship, Pervasive Computing, Cars, Aircraft, Digital-Photography, Travel
Experience:
Sr. Technology Specialist Disha Technologies (India) Limited Jul 2004 - Mar 2005
Founder & Managing Director Bajirao Technologies Private Limited Nov 2001 - Jun 2004
CEO e-SmartNET, (Zicom Electronic Security Sys. Ltd.) Jan 2000 - Apr 2001
COO Mindteck India Limited Sep 1999 - Jan 2000
President Rotary Club of Bombay Chembur West Jul 1999 - Jun 2000
Vice President & COO Hinditron Informatics Limited Dec 1997 - Sep 1999
General Manager (Projects) Tata Technologies Pte. Ltd., Singapore Mar 1997 - Oct 1997
Manager (Projects) Larsen & Toubro Information Systems Div. Oct 1992 - Mar 1997
ASAP to Asst. Consultant Tata Consultancy Services Oct 1982 - Oct 1992
Scientific Officer SMPU, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Aug 1981 - Sep 1982
Embedded Software Designer Applied Electronics Ltd. (Aplab) Jan 1981 - Aug 1981
Web sites: Personal Company

My coral, white and slate abode, against a coral, white and slate sky

HP pump on Mumbai-Pune expwy at Sajgaon,Raigad refuels Neeta Volvo coach. Foodtrack, the travelers!

Heartstrings brace interlocking friendship rings between Pune & Bremen, Germany. p-b-Maitry Chowk, Aundh

Shooting the breeze over coffee at Chandni Chowk
after the Sun. 13-Mar-2005 Caferati Readmeet at Max's home.

Coffee at E-Square after the Sun. 28-Aug-2005 Caferati Readmeet at Sujit Patwardhan's

The land of imagination for which we long, shines through the world of our photographs...

Hi, I am Baji Jagannatha Ram Rao. I was born and educated in Bombay (since 1996 called Mumbai). Aside from eight years spent overseas my workplace has mostly been Mumbai.

After completing my BE in electronics & communications engineering, I have enjoyed a fulfilling twenty-four year career to date which included ten years with Tata Consultancy Services and five years with Larsen & Toubro Ltd, executing software projects with IBM, upstate New York, Hewlett-Packard, Lake Stevens, Wa, an electronic design automation company in Los Gatos, Ca, Bell-Northern Research Canada, Europe's largest cargo-container stevedoring and transhipment company in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Sweden's leading electricity and heat supplier, Vattenfall Group and Matsushita Systems Engg, Japan. In the late 1990s I was COO of Mindteck (India) Ltd. and CEO of e-SmartNET, a division of Zicom Electronic Security Systems Ltd. We delivered services in the exciting domain of embedded systems.

In 2002, I founded Bajirao Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a medical informatics startup based in Chembur, Mumbai, India. Having worked almost a quarter-century worldwide since 1981, my compatriots and I got India, globally recognized in infotech. Aren’t we rightfully proud!

Having worn many hats from R&D engineer to founder-entrepreneur president, I currently manage the software division at one of India's most promising tier-1 engineering tech. services companies. My division develops CAD products, bespoke CAD/CAM/CAE software in the ship-design (outfitting), diecasting, heat exchangers, configurators, and cataloging space, and delivers independent third-party software product testing and localization engineering services to Fortune 500 engineering companies in the US, Europe and the Orient. 

Currently I live in Aundh, Pune.

Love reading Tracy Kidder’s “The Soul Of A New Machine”, Rich Bach’s “Jonathan Livingstone Seagull” and Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”.

Love to travel and visit places.

Personally, I have a passion for automobiles. Eight years overseas gave ample opportunity to own and lease many interesting varieties. Among these were a Ford Tempo, a Pontiac 1000, a Dodge Aries, a Ford Maverick, a Mercedes 190-E W201, a Ford Sierra, an Opel Rekord, a Ford Taunus-Cortina, a Ford Mustang, a Pontiac Catalina Safari wagon (my land-yacht), a four-wheel-drive Mahindra MM540, two Daewoo Cielos, a twin-cam 16-valve Daewoo Nexia. I used to run a weekly spot-the-car contest at www.cybersteering.com

Another fascination I've always had is for piston-engined propeller airliners -- what are now classic propliners.


The Intel 8080, the first real microprocessor that ushered in the microcomputer revolution was announced in April 1974. I was an Inter Sc. Student at SIES, Sion. The following summer in 1975, I joined engineering college.

I was at Manipal Institute of Technology from 1975 to 1980. My father’s friend at BARC, Mr. B. R. Bairi hailed from Udipi. When he visited his parents, he stopped by at my engineering college to meet me. It was Diwali 1975. We talked computers. I didn’t know much but was full of curiosity. I had a hand-held 4-function calculator-- a Casio Pocket-Mini. Its CPU and display driver were integrated in one chip(μPD974C). It had an eight-digit vaccuum fluorescent display. I had been trying to fathom programming, reading a Fortran-IV programming textbook. The Casio calculator and Fortran stimulated interesting conversation. Bairi uncle suggested that I come to Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) during the summer vacations to get hands-on training in computer programming. That year, Paul Allen and Bill Gates wrote their BASIC interpreter for the MITS Altair, the first hobby microcomputer and founded what would become Microsoft.

Back then, BARC had a Soviet BESM-6 (БЭСМ-6) mainframe. БЭСМ stands for “Быстродействующая Электронно-Счетная Машина” “Bystrodeystvuyushchaya Yelektronno-Schetnaya Mashina”, meaning, “High-speed Electronic Calculating Machine”. The BESM-6 was a 9-MHz, 1 MIPS, 48-bit machine with 60,000 transistors and 1,70,000 diodes.

At college, we were studying numerical methods. My first computer program was to implement the Newton-Raphson root-finding algorithm to find the roots of a polynomial. So at BARC, in the summer of 1976, I used the powder-blue IBM Type 029 and Type 129 key punches to produce decks of Hollerith cards with Fortran-IV source code. A deck was submitted for batch-processing and in the morning a 132-column drum-printed output would be waiting for me in my pigeon-hole in the varnished plywood rack at BARC North site.

Back in the late seventies, computer architecture was implemented with TTL chips and MSI logic. As an engineering student at BARC during the Diwali-1976 holidays, I learned to program in assembly language on an ECIL 16-bit TDC-316 mini. The TDC-316 was inspired by the PDP-11 from Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC),Maynard, Massachusetts.

In 1976 DEC announced their first 32-bit supermini: the VAX series. Suddenly the current 16-bit machines were outdated. Data-General immediately launched their own 32-bit effort to beat DEC to market. They called it the “Fountainhead Project”. However, two years later in 1978, the VAX 11/780 was released. Fountainhead proj. mgmt. had failed to beat DEC to market. DG then killed Fountainhead and launched their “Eagle Project” a crash 32-bit effort based on the Eclipse. Tracy Kidder's 1981 book, “The Soul Of A New Machine” described these travails. The book won the Pulitzer. The DG Eclipse MV/8000 was finally delivered in 1980, the year I graduated.

Going back, the September 1977 issue of the Scientific American, was an eye-opener. I convinced my college librarian to let me borrow the library reference copy long enough to photocopy it. In 1977, photocopying was a laborious expensive process. The plain-paper xerographic electrophotocopier was the size of an autorickshaw.
You mounted the page to be photocopied on an easel. Then the photographer would charge a selenium-coated photo-receptor plate with static electricity. He would then place the plate into his bellows-type view camera and photograph (shoot) the page. The plate with an electrostatic image would then be placed in an aluminum box and dusted with fine black toner powder. The toner would stick forming an image on the plate, which would then be placed in a “fixer” along with the paper. A heat-fixing process would cause the toner to adhere to the paper.
Using this wonderful machine, I copied the whole Sept.’77 issue of the Scientific American. That photocopy marked a watershed in my engineering ambitions. It inspired me to build a career on the microcomputer frontier.

Computer design has made great strides since the Intel 8080. An ever-increasing amount of functionality is integrated in-silicon. CPU-design battles are now fought with large gate count, IP-based, bus-intensive system-on-chips (SoC), designed using SystemVerilog.
The essential spirit of the high-tech industry, the feverish pace, the mystique, the go-for-broke approach to business continues, as the industry pursues mind-bending technological innovations with new blood pouring out of the engineering colleges.

On Yahoo! Messenger

"There is hardly anything in the world that somebody cannot worsen a little, sell a little cheaper and rightfully prey on people who consider price only.

"It's unwise to pay too much, but it's self-defeating to pay too little.

When you pay too much you lose a little money, That is all.
When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because
the product or service you bought was incapable of the exact function you intended.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It cannot be done.

If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is sensible to put something away for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better."

John Ruskin (1819..1900) Philosopher, Author

Quality costs money
Is your business worth the investment?


What is as difficult to secure as friendship?
And what greater security is there against enemies?

Among the wise, friendship grows like the crescent moon; Among fools it shrinks as surely as the full moon must.
The bonds that good people share, like good bound books, Reveal new pleasure with each new encounter.
The object of friendship is not merrymaking, But a stern rebuking when friends go astray.
It is not constant meeting and companionship, But mutual sensibilities that confer the alliance of friendship.
Friendship is not seen on a friendly face, But felt deep within a friendly heart.
To divert a friend from wrong, direct them toward the right, And share their sorrow in misfortune is friendship.
As swiftly as the hand moves to stop a slipping dress, Friendship acts to assuage a friend's distress.


Just think…

We humans are social beings, born unwittingly as the result of others’ actions. Our daily survival depends on other human beings. Our every living moment benefits from others’ activities.

The only way to be happy, alleviate anxiety, doubt and disappointment is:
for us to have a genuine concern for others and strive for happy relationships.

Keys to genuine human happiness: Love, Compassion, Patience, Tolerance and Forgiveness


देख ले, आँखों में आँखें डाल, Look (at life), straight in the eye
सीख ले, हर पल में जीना यार, Learn, to live in every moment
सोच ले, जीवन के पल हैं चार, Think: Life is barely four moments long
याद रख, मरना है एक बार Remember: we must die only once
मरने से पहले जीना, सीख ले Before you die, learn to live