Date with Self

Dear All,
In my pursuit to know myself better, I wrote few lines, which I am sharing with you all.
Presenting to you my original creation – ‘Date with Self’:

Photo: View of sunset from Kua Khai bridge in Cuttack, Odisha, India (clicked on 27th Aug 2015)

I ask myself often who am I?   
Birthplace says Tamilian,
Parents place says Bengali,
Family Roots says Hindi,
Patriotic self says Indian,
Wisdom says one world family.

I ask myself often who am I?    
Child within me says innocent,
Adult in me reveals shy,
Youth in me declares confident,
Man in me replies patience.

I ask myself often who am I?
Engineer in me recommends search on internet,
Chess player in me advices strategist,
Shutterbug in me says natural,
Moviegoer in me suggests genuine,
Fitness freak in me says healthy,
Meditator in me intuits astral.

I ask myself often who am I?
Body says mortal,
Breathe says in rhythm,
Mind says sharp,
Intelligence says master,
Memory says limitless,
Ego says don’t know,
Soul says pure.

I ask myself often who am I?
Attire exhibits formal,
Pen writes southpaw,
Backpack says systematic,
Water bottle says clear and fresh.

I ask myself often who am I? 
Keyboard types  * (read star),
Speaker plays popular,
Mouse clicks soft,
Screen displays bright.

I ask myself often who am I?
Twitter tweets @vmahawar
Instagram mentions @vijay.mahawar
Pinterest pins vmahawar
Website address

– Vijay

PS: Every time I ask this question, I get different answers. I hope one day will come, when I will have all the answers and I shall be enlightened :)

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Posted by on 28 August, 2015 in General, Spiritual


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Maintenance is most difficult !!

Dear Friends,

Today one of my close friend shared a lovely video. This video inspired me to write today’s post.

Its a discourse by Gaur Gopal Prabhu. The message which I received from this short and crisp video is:

Creation needs some effort,
Destruction needs no effort,
But maintenance requires most effort !!

Hope you enjoy the discourse by Gaur Gopal Prabhu


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Posted by on 25 July, 2015 in MBA at SSU, Spiritual


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Anari (1959) – Sab Kuch Seekha Humne (सब कुछ सीखा हमने)

Today I am posting on my favorite song from the Movie Anari(1959).
The song is “Sab Kuch Seekha Humne”.

Singer(s): मुकेश
Music By: शंकर जयकिशन
Lyricist(s): शैलेन्द्र

Lyrics in Hindi

सब कुछ सीखा हमने ना सीखी होशियारी
सच है दुनिया वालों कि हम हैं अनाड़ी

दुनिया ने कितना समझाया
कौन है अपना कौन पराया
फिर भी दिल की चोट छुपा कर
हमने आपका दिल बहलाया
खुद ही मर मिटने की ये ज़िद है हमारी
सच है दुनिया वालों…

दिल का चमन उजड़ते देखा
प्यार का रंग उतरते देखा
हमने हर जीने वाले को
धन दौलत पे मरते देखा
दिल पे मरने वाले मरेंगे भिखारी
सच है दुनिया वालों…

असली नकली चेहरे देखे
दिल पे सौ सौ पहरे देखे
मेरे दुखते दिल से पूछो
क्या क्या ख्वाब सुनहरे देखे
टूटा जिस तारे पे नज़र थी हमारी
सच है दुनिया वालों…

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Posted by on 8 May, 2015 in Entertainment


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UN declare 21st June as International Day of Yoga!

Now longest Day in Year, 21st June, is also the International Day of Yoga. UN declared 21st June as International Day of Yoga!

Yoga, a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, aims to transform body and mind.

“The practice of yoga adds dynamism to life.
Yoga harmonises the body, the breath and the mind.”
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Below is the talk by Sri Sri on World Yoga Day

Experience the timeless and priceless technique of yoga to keep your mind, body and soul healthy.


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Posted by on 12 December, 2014 in General, MBA at SSU, Spiritual


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Installation of Oracle 12c on Oracle Enterprise Linux 7

Dear Friends,
I had installed Oracle 12c database on Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 yesterday. I am sharing my steps which I had taken for installation. Hope you find this helpful.

Step 1: Download the OEL7 ISO for 64 bit from Oracle Edelivery (V46135-01.iso and V46138-01.iso)

Step 2: Open Virtual Box and Create New Virtual Machine choosing the OS option as Other Linux -> Oracle 64-bit.

Step 3: Point the CD/DVD to the ISO image downloaded from Edelivery site

Step 4: Change the boot sequence to CD/DVD, Hard Disk

Step 5: Create a shared folder with auto mount and read only option and point it to the setup location on the host machine.

Step 6: Start the Virtual Machine and follow the steps.

Step 7: Install Additional Guest Image – This will enable to access the shared folder on host machine.

Step 8: Install the RPM mentioned in the appendix section of this article.

Step 9: Copy the Oracle 12c database setup from the shared folder on host to the /u01 directory.

Step 10: Refer my previous blog post on installation steps here.

Installation Steps in OEL7

Installation Steps in OEL7


Login Screen in OEL7

Login Screen in OEL7


OEM Database Express 12c - Login Screen

OEM Database Express 12c – Login Screen


OEM Database Express 12c - Performance Hub

OEM Database Express 12c – Performance Hub

Some Points to remember:

1. Installation Guide by Tim Hall is available here – This contains tips to troubleshoot certain installation errors.

2. Useful article on OTN can be found here.

3. Installation Guide at Oracle Docs which I found useful is here


Download the rpm for oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall-1.0-1.el7.x86_64.rpm from here

Download adobe flash player for Firefox browser, this will be required for the Oracle EM Database Express 12c. (flash-plugin-

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Posted by on 15 November, 2014 in Uncategorized


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