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लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु

Lokāḥ Samastāḥ Sukhino Bhavantu
may all beings everywhere be happy and free, may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.

I'm Balakumar Muthu, an International Award-winning Entrepreneur, Technologist, received Asia Innovation Award from SingTel – Singapore, Software Consultant, UI/UX Product Designer, and a Developer with 17+ years of experience in architecting Web Applications solving technology and business challenges. I've Strong expertise in designing + building Web products based on SaaS, eCommerce, Usability, Cloud Computing, Social Networking Services (SNS), CMS / Wiki, Passionate about Philosophy, Technology, Travel, Photography, TEDx Fellow, Hatha Yoga practitioner, Minimalist, and Creative DIY Hacker.

Awards & Recognitions, I have received

Awarded the "SingTel, Singapore - Asia's Top 50 Innovation Award” (winner lists) and the Winner of "Red Herring Asia Award" (finalists) for Technology Innovation.

My Startup was selected as one of the "Top 100 Startups" to get showcased at NASSCOM Product Conclave (NCP), Asia's largest platform for Product and Startup Companies to connect with Software Product leaders.

Selected at Google India - Interview as one of the Top 5 Finalists out of 16,000 + people applied. Created Google Kids – a search engine for kids prototype for demonstrating during my Google India Interview.

First Prize Winner of "Java Master Award " contest, conducted by Sun Microsystems and BenQ Siemens Germany.

Received Sun Microsystems Duke's Choice Awards - 10 Year Celebration of Java Technology and Sun Microsystems appreciation for my contribution to the early versions of Java Platform.

TEDx Fellow and Mentor for NurtureTalent Startup Boot Camp at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.

My Previous venture LoveLogger, the world's first Collaborative Blogging & Private Network for Pairs, which received a great response from Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and China. LoveLogger was awarded the “Asia's Top 50 Apps 2011 Award” (winner lists) from SingTel, Singapore. It was also featured in many popular magazines & portals from Japan, Korea, and China. This product was launched even before the current popular pair apps like Pairy, Between, Hey, Cupple.

Selected as the Official Honorary Reporter for the Korean Culture and Information Service of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Early contributed member of World Wide Web Consortium (W3.org), W3C HTML 5 Working Group and Internet Society (ISOC) India Chapter.

My Expertise & specializations

I specializes in most aspects of Web business, including strategy, creative, design, development and it's growth. My strong expertise and experience includes Front-end development, UI/UX Design & Usability Expert, Branding, Content Management System (CMS), E-commerce, Software as a service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Singularity, Web Security, Firewall, User Onboarding, Typography, Developing Social Networking Platforms (SNS), Product Prototyping, SEO and Linux & Open Source Technologies.

My Personal Interests

I enjoy travel & photography, yoga, rock climbing, simple things — nature, reading. I love philosophy, art, culture, highly interested and passionate about the Indian, Korean & Japanese traditions, trying different flavors of tea, Wabi-sabi, Zen philosophy, making mistakes & learning from them, DIY hacks, and Western movies and Comics.

My Works featured at press / media

My works have been featured & covered by ZDNet Asia, Economic Times, British Council India, Times of India (TOI), Citizen Matters, Yahoo! Japan, MSN Japan, Infoseek, Japan.Internet.com, Livedoor.com, Google Blogoscoped, Netscape.com, Java.net, Webpronews, Planet Mozilla, Linux Toy, DeveloperIQ, Sina.com and many other popular Asian publishers. Java.net published my Java Duke Holiday Pictures from 1000's of submission.

Writings & My Contributions

Wikipedian contributed to more than 100's of Wikipedia pages in various topics in the Computer/Internet Technology category. Contributing writer of DeveloperIQ Magazine on the latest Web Technologies.

Curator of Casual Walker a Travel & Culture - Photography journal and guide, focuses on a wide range of visual stories - connecting travel, culture, places, events, art, reviews, technology & books. Casual Walker is ranked as the Top 150 Travel Blogs in India. view.

Co-organizer of Mozilla Firefox Party India, for the most early release of Firefox 2 and the IdeaCamp Pune. Regular to Tech meetups from BarCamp, BlogCamp, WikiCamp Unconferences to Sun TechDays, BEA Dev2Dev Days, Oracle Developer Forum, Google Developer Days and many other tech conferences. Attended Sessions with David Axmark, CoFounder & VP of MySQL and with Richard Stallman [RMS], GNU Founder Lectures.

Designer of DevCamp India Unconference Official event brand and WikiCamp conference India event brand, participated by Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.

Being a big supporter of Linux - Ubuntu & Open source movement, organized the "Ubuntu Dapper Drake T-Shirts Contest" to create more awareness and interest for the early versions of Ubuntu Linux.

My blog is Listed as 'Favorite Blog lists at Sun Microsystems' Web Blog in 2005. Blogging since 2002 and listed as the 'Top 10 Tech blogger' by 'Blog Street India' and rated as the 'Top 50 Tech Blogger' by 'Blogs Top List' in 2005 – 2007. My blog posts have also been featured at Google Blogoscoped.com, Netscape.com, Java.net, Webpronews, Planet Mozilla, Linux Toy and few other popular blogs. Made my own blogging site at Yahoo! Geocities as geocities.com/i5bala (screenshots) in early 2002.

Published Usability report on Yahoo! Flickr, MSN Hotmail and Rediff.com.

My Current Reading List: Books

❝ If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.❞

my 2019 - 2020 full reading list: 95 books

View My Reading List...

My Travel & Culture Photography

Contact & Reach me

Want to work together, grabbing a coffee, or say hello? Good! personally, I have zero presence on Facebook or Twitter. You can ping and text me:


Self - made man
the statue I greatly admire & the principle I strongly believe

“... left to his own devices, man will use his god-given talents to be creative, productive, & prosperous. Using free will, he will better his own situation and that of those around him, thereby influencing in a positive way his own destiny...”

My Visit to Dev2DevDays 2006, Chennai – India !!


This week, I received an invitation for attending Dev2DevDays2006 on 12th in Chennai. The presentations and live demonstrations, is designed by expert developers to help us enhance our understanding of BEA's Blended approach to working with both Open Source and commercial technologies. The Experience was quite GREAT and the whole event was wonderfully organized by BEA and Sponsored by AMD.



Schedule for the day


Introduction to BEA Dev2DevDays2006


Pieter Humphrey is a Senior Product Marketing Manager with BEA, focused on BEA tools. He has extensive mentoring and instruction experience with clients on the BEA WebLogic product line since joining BEA in 2001, working as senior systems engineer.


Rajah Balu is an Engineering Manager with BEA India (R&D), focused on Interoperability between all of BEA WebLogic and AquaLogic Platform Products. He has worked as a Senior Architect with BEA Partners team in USA and in EMEA assisting Global Sis and ISVs with application Architecture and Design support. He gave us the Live Demos


BEA Workshop Studio



AJAX Interaction


Great Live Demo by Rajah Balu, Engineering Manager of BEA Systems


Execution Environment: Tomcat, WebLogic Console, JRockit




Hibernate Data Persistence



AMD64 Technology Overview


BEA Dev2DevDays2006 Diamond Sponsor AMD


We not only had talks about HOT topics, but we also had some COOL stuffs too !! :)




Shuffle for the BEA Free Certification Exam and BEA Workshop Studio



Me, Pieter Humphrey of BEA System, Inc. and My Friend Vipin Thomas


BEA Dev2DevDays2006 Program Materials and BEA Tools and Technical Resources CD


Guess What is this ??


It’s a Cool Dev2DevDays2006 T-Shirt!!


I would like to thank BEA System Inc. and the Sponsor AMD for conducting Dev2DevDays2006 in Chennai, The whole session was very informative and more interactive and very BIG thanks to Pieter Humphrey and Rajah Balu for answering all our queries patiently … Thank you BEA System Inc. !! :)

Balakumar Muthu


At 9:19 PM, Blogger Rajanikanth said...
Pretty Interesting i m really waiting for tommorow morning to attend the same.. Thanks for the information.
At 9:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...
Very intersting one, I am eagerly waiting for tomorrow morning to attend the Dev2DevDays2006. I feel proud to get a seat in the Conference. - Job Jebaraj
At 6:34 AM, Blogger amitnme said...
After going through your blog.. i can help running to the Bangalore version of it tomorrow.
At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...
Thanks for posting these snaps. i could not attend this.
At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...
Tomorrow’s session seems to be very interesting and interactive and I am definitely look for it in Hyderabad.
Thanks for the Info Bala.
At 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...
After missing the chennai Dev2DevDays 2006. On 25th April 2006 i attended the Dev2DevDays 2006 in Hydrabad. I feel great that i got a seat in the conference and got an oppertunity to share my knowledge with the attendees.

" Dev2DevDay2006 in Hydrabad is so Simple but Much Powerful "

Thanks to BEA for such a conference.

At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have BEA Dev2DevDays2006 Program Materials and BEA Tools and Technical Resources CD then upload it.

I register to attend session in mumbai, but unfortunately i was very busy on that day.

Thanks and Regards,