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Pers Eval Day

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Meet with Eval

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 2:00 PM

I met with Eval today afternoon. We spoke for about 20 minutes. The EP was graded well and got good top of the class grades.

Visit SFL

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Visit SFL

March 12-14, 2017


We went to SFL and spent most part of two days: Monday and Tuesday returning to Tallahassee late evening on Tuesday.

We left late afternoon on Sunday, March 12 and stayed at a place close the campus.

Strength Training at FSU Leach

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Strength Training at FSU Leach

FSU Leach Gymnasium

Wednesday, 12, 2016

For several week now, I have been slowly adding strength and weight (mostly strength) training to my daily gymnasium routines. Since I have only limited break time, I mix the cardio work outs like jogging, rowing, cycling, elliptical, stair master, etc with other strength training.

My colleague had introduced me to the strength training and slowly I am adding to the variety of machines, I use to do the training. This week I added couple of more machines to my regular routine.

Since so far most of the machines had upper body work out, I added two for the lower body work out. The first one is Cybex Seated Leg Curl


The next one for the leg work out is the Cybex leg extension



2015 Seminole Torchbearer Organization Induction

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Seminole Torchbearer Organization Induction

Thursday, November 05, 2015, 5-6:30 PM

FSU Oglesby Union Ballroom, Tallahassee, FL


This evening Vivek was inducted into the 2015 Class of Seminole Torchbearer Organization. Members to this elite organization are nominated by faculty, staff, and other students. Those inducted are students and alumni who are exceptional leaders and exhibited the Seminole Spirit. The members expected carry on this legacy while being a student and then as an alumni. Each each year 200 junior and senior student leaders invited to join the elite organization.
We attended the event this evening held at FSU Oglesby Union Ballroom. The event started at 5 PM and the students recited a pledge and received their pin and certificate from Dr Mary Coburn, Vice President of FSU Students Affairs. After the ceremony all the inductees received their certificate and information about being a member of the organization.
We went to Olive Garden for dinner after the event.

Possible relief on Weems Road

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Possible traffic relief for Weems Road

Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Two days ago, I saw in Tallahassee Democrat, our local newspaper, a public notice from Florida Department of Transportation FDOT ( about resurfacing of the portion of the Capital Circle Southeast closer to where we live.

Currently the FDOT resurfacing the main artery to the city, Mahan Drive (US 90) from Capital Circle to Magnolia Drive. However, the public notice mentioned below would resurface area close tothe current resurfacing but would also add right turn lane on Capital Circle SE on the north bound lanes. The latter part is very important.

This will probably have direct impact for our neighborhood where it has become increasingly difficult to get in or out of our own neighborhood. This is true during the morning and especially during evening rush hour as people driving north bound in Capital Circle SE  take a short cut at Easterwood Drive and proceed to Weems Road to get Eastern Tallahassee where many of them live. This makes Weems Road, which is undivided single lane road, congested. To get in and out of our neighborhood occasionally it takes about a minute not because so many people live in our neighborhood but so many others who don’t live are driving on the only road we have access to the public road ways.


Travel to Arlington

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Travel to Arlington, VA

Sunday-Monday, April 19-20, 2015


I travelled to Arlington, Virginia on a business trip. I left home on Sunday via a Delta flight via Atlanta and arrived at the Reagan airport on the afternoon. Then I took the WMTA metro Blue and Silver lines to get Arlington, VA. I stayed overnight at an area hotel.


The next day I had meetings from morning 8 AM to afternoon 3 PM. Then I picked up my luggage (held at the hotel) and took the subway back to Reagan. I was able to catch an earlier flight (after paying a fee) and avoid the approaching thunderstorms. I was home by night.


Attend PITTCON 2015

Monday, March 9th, 2015




Mar 9, 2015, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, Louisiana


I attended the PITTCON 2015 at New Orleans, Louisiana. It was a big conference. I was able to meet several people, spoke to many vendors and attended many interesting talks.

Book Club Meeting

Thursday, September 25th, 2014


Book Club Meeting

ESL Meeting Room

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Today Bhanu coordinated the Book Club Meeting at ESL Meeting Room. The book the club considered was written by Rohinton Mistry titled “A Fine Balance”. This novel is in Bombay (currently called Mumbai) India during the period of 1975 and 1984, part of the time when India was under Emergency Rule declared by then Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi.

I was invited to be present at the book club meeting since I was a college student from South India during that period. There were some questions about the Emergency Rule in India but most of the questions were about the characters in the novel and its impact on the people living through out the world.

Drive to Chipola College

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Trip to Chipola College

Marianna, FL

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Bhanu (and I) drove to Chipola College, Marianna, Florida today to check out the location of this year’s 2014 Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute. This year’s program will be held at Chipola College starting from October 2014 through July 2015. We drove mostly via the state highways and occasionally taking the Interstate as and when needed. The total drive varied from 1 1/2 h or 1 1/4 h depending upon the route and traffic and delays.


Fizz Boom Read Science Volunteering

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Fizz Boom Read Science Volunteering

Leon County Public Library Eastside Branch Library

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:45 – 2;45 PM


As part of the Summer Reading program of the Leon County Public Library, we were volunteers helping the library staff conduct some science experiments that were fun while encouraging the kids to read.

We were both at the booth where we did a fake volcano using baking soda, vinegar, and detergent. Bhanu helped make the volcano and bought all the needed materials.

We were set-up the Meeting Room North side wall. VtS and I helped with the demonstrations. I had to run after about 1 hour of help. VtS did stay the whole time.

It was great helping the library staff and its partrons.