Srikanth Technologies

The Four Things I Love

I just feel like sharing a few things about myself with readers.

As many of my students know, I don’t talk about technical aspects only in the classroom; I try to tell them a little more about life. For example, I tell them what I understand by the word “Success”, what some of the most successful persons in life have done etc. Here in this blog, I want to share the four things that make me happy. I am not putting them in any order.


It matters to me to be a successful professional. I spend some time on my profession every day. It is just not taking classes, it is about preparing course material, reading books and articles in Internet to learn new things. I enjoy my profession. I don’t get into classroom disinterested. I enjoy each class of mine. I love sharing my knowledge with others. I have no intention of hiding or saving my knowledge. I give as much knowledge as my time permits me.

When it comes to profession, commitment is the most important thing for me. When I accept a corporate training or a batch in my institute, I first ask myself whether my time, interest and knowledge etc. permit me to give my best. Only when the answer is YES, I take up the assignment.

Some people ask me is it not boring to teach the same thing again and again. There are two factors to consider. First of all, repetition is part of every professional - whether you talk about Doctor, Lawyer, Musician, Cricketer etc. It is believed you need to spend 10,000 hours on your profession to master it. How would you ever achieve that without doing it repeatedly?

Moreover, I am Trainer of programming languages and they change every two years. So I have something new to talk about every two years. Other important point is, in a new batch of Java, Java is not new to me, but it is quite new to all participants. That makes me very enthusiastic.

Reading non-fictions is part of making myself better. I love reading non-fictions as It makes me feel I am learning new things. Somebody said – Learning makes one happy. Yes I agree. Because when I don’t do anything worthwhile, it makes me frustrated.

I feel privileged and honored to have the opportunity to share my knowledge with many. So my profession is one of the things that I love.

Family & Friends

I always feel – “Somebody waiting for you at home is a sweet feeling”. Some take family as a burden; I take it as a source of happiness. Spouse and kids make you more responsible. Family gives a meaning to my life. I share my joy and sorrow with them. Kids incline me to be the best person I can be because I know they imitate me. How can I stray them?

The first person I want to share my success is my wife – Padmaja. My kids are too young to understand my success and failures. A vacation with family is one of the things I relish the most.

I know everyone in the world has his or her own expectations. I am trying my best to fulfill expectations of my family. I am NOT perfect. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail. What makes me happy is that I am giving the best possible from my side. I believe “If you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing none”.

Friend is the most respected word in my dictionary. To be a friend to someone, first I must respect the person. For me respect is the foundation on which everything else is built. I have a few friends whom I respect for what they are. Being very choosy about the word Friend, I have only a few.


Music has been the source of joy right from my college days. It is the one that makes me lose myself. Right from a Phillips Walkman in my early days to my IPOD now, I always enjoyed music. I bought dozens of cassettes by saving the little pocket money I had in my college days.

I enjoy all kinds of music. I listen to Telugu, English and Hindi songs. Oh my god, what a difference Internet has made. You name the song or album; you can download it from Internet. What a facility!.

On my desktop at home songs generally run in the background as I do programming in the foreground. Pursuing two of my loves (music and profession) at the same time is the best I can ask for.

I even tried to learn how to play Guitar. But unfortunately I never went far. I am optimistic that one day I will get time and chance to learn it and play it.

I don’t see movies very often. It doesn’t mean I don’t get time or I dislike watching movies. There is nothing wrong with movies. As long as you take what you want and leave the rest from the movie, no movie can harm you. Movies are only a means of entertainment.

I was deeply moved and impressed by some of the movies like – “Tare Jameen Par” and “Veer Zara”.


I grew up playing all kinds of sports. Though cricket has been the main game, I played Kho-kho, Volleyball, Soccer, Ball Badminton, Carrom, and Chess etc. I  love to watch Soccer matches. I am a fan of Real Madrid, a soccer club from Spain. I watched many soccer matches past mid night (sometimes till 3 am).

I am a big fan of Micheal Schumacher. I loved watching Formula one when he was in the race.

In the recent past started playing Shuttle Badminton regularly. I tried a little of Tennis for some time. Of course my association with Cricket still lives on as I currently play club cricket. I don’t enjoy going to GYM and lifting weights. I want to be associated with some game. I enjoy playing team games like Cricket and Soccer. May be I need someone to share my success or failure. I guess so.

I was cheated by some at times, but I never cheated anyone knowingly. I made the most of modest opportunities that were thrown to me by God. I am trying to balance a lot of important things in life. If I can be of help to anyone in the world then I feel I justify my birth and existence.

Srikanth Pragada

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Posted By Lakshmi Karancheti On 11-Aug-10 07:46:03 PM

hello sir..
Gud to see one more new article in ur blog..
But about the gym ..u must be kidding sir..:P..

Posted By manogna On 11-Aug-10 10:53:11 PM

Every word is very inspiring sir. It's teaching how to live a life. Lot to learn from this. And about spending 10000 hrs on profession is something which I never even dreamt of.
Choosing a friend is a difficult task too(atleast who never cheat). Nice to read a blog on your personal things.

Posted By Mani Kumar On 12-Aug-10 11:12:13 AM

Hello Sir,
Hope you are doing well. First of all Thank you for sharing the things which you love the most. It shows the different facets of you and provides an inspirational note to all. This shows the qualities that are required for a happy and peaceful life. Looking forward for more blogs.

Posted By Yugesh On 13-Aug-10 04:59:59 AM

Good post sir, Its really great.i don't know how you manage all these things..... when i used to come for java classes.... i thought teaching is the only thing that u do..... but ur like JAVA, bcuz u like JAVA..... Mutli tasking :-)

Posted By triven On 13-Aug-10 02:56:43 PM

You are joking regarding GYM sir....

Posted By sudha mantripragada On 14-Aug-10 06:05:01 AM

if at all you get time and chance to learn and play guitar,all the best for that sir.

Posted By manaswini dharmapuri On 14-Aug-10 08:13:46 PM

According to me , very few of them think in the right direction such as spending time with family ,giving them importance ..etc .. lot to learn from this post sir ...

Posted By Naresh kumar On 15-Aug-10 10:18:52 AM

hi sir,
Really you are doing great job in your life we are thankful to you sir.

Posted By shrikant On 16-Aug-10 05:46:58 PM

If really interested in Guitar then You may learn at Harmony near Sampath Vinayaka Temple. Its neaar for You. Or if you want any other lead then let me know.

Posted By shrikant On 16-Aug-10 05:48:35 PM

Also do let me know the style of playing you are interested in.

Posted By Naveen On 19-Aug-10 05:01:27 PM

Please try to keep in touch as I am so Impressed on your Technical aspects and on your perception towards Life as well ..

I feel am so blessed to find your article .. God Bless you and your family .. Have fun .. Keep posting your views as am so close to your opinions :)

Posted By Naveen On 19-Aug-10 05:04:05 PM

If given a chance I wanted to meet in person, I stay in hyderabad .. Please accept my request .... Thank You

Naveen Kasa

Posted By swathi On 21-Aug-10 11:29:04 PM

Hii sir,
Nice post....U manage every thing so nicely...Hats off to u,sir

Posted By sairam On 05-Sep-10 01:08:58 PM

Happy teachers Day Sir

Posted By Mohammed Iqbal On 06-Oct-10 07:03:29 PM

Hello sir
I really admire you a lot.Soon after graduation I joined .net in your institute and i was very much pleased with all your classes. I took u as inspiration in balancing myself. May all your expectations be up to mark

Posted By K. Ashesh On 09-Nov-10 12:53:25 PM

beautiful life with anice family....

Posted By sudheer On 23-Nov-10 08:55:09 PM

your are a real person because, you are living. for me living in the way we like with out fear (of future) is more important. In every stage of your life i don't think that you have had fear of your future.
keep smilling sir,..

Posted By Arun On 17-Dec-10 09:51:08 AM

very interesting to read about your commitment and ur punctuality. Elders we have to follow you sir!

Posted By phanendra On 17-Dec-10 08:46:34 PM

hello sir,
the post is very inspiring , till now i saw one side of you i.e., TECHNICALLY SOUND ,but now i came to see other side you .....i.e., MORALLY SOUND too .

Posted By SambasivaRao On 05-Jan-11 11:50:37 AM

Gud morning sir its really amazing sir but can u give some decisions to me on .net technology because i m new to dis so plz if possible .my mail id is

Posted By durgaprasad On 12-Jan-11 05:00:45 PM

Sir iam great fan of ur life style.Atleast one time in a day i will compare my lfe style with yours.

Posted By fuNi On 08-Sep-11 03:34:10 PM

Hi sir,
When ever i have no other work in my office i love visiting your website. This is one of such visits! It reminds me of vizag days when i along with 2 of my friends used to almost run to java class from college.And you certainly of great help to many students.I am one among them :)

Posted By SURIBABU On 09-May-12 01:57:25 PM

sir , there are a few persons like you who craves for learn and teach.
I haven't known about your institute before a stranger said about your power.This simple reference make me join as your student.

Posted By Nitin pawar On 16-May-12 04:12:38 PM

Hi, Shrikanth sir,
while going through some java material(with Google), i came across your website and truely speaking i red your all posts/blogs in one go. i liked your all posts and knowledge you shared with all readers. A very inspiring and motivational material i found here. thanks a lot Shrikanth... keep posting :)

Posted By Amanuel On 06-Feb-14 10:38:35 PM

Dear Sir,
I'm very much happy to be your student and i have seen that how much you are committed to your profession and others...i have got a lesson from this. happy to read a blog on things you love..