வணக்கம் / Hi, I'm Balakumar Muthu

I am an International Award-winning Entrepreneur, Technologist, received Asia Innovation Award from SingTel, Singapore, Full-stack Designer & Developer building Websites for more than 17+ years, Software Consultant, Travel & Culture Photographer, Hatha Yoga practitioner, Minimalist, Creative DIY Hacker and a Geek based in Asia.

/ 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.

Product designed and devloped by me was selected to get showcased at Nasscom Product Conclave (NCP), the India'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 Finalist out of 16,000 + people. Created Google Kids – a search engine for kids prototype for demonstrating during my Google India Interview.

First Prize Winner of "Java Master Contest", conducted by Sun Microsystems and BenQ Siemens Germany. Sun Microsystems Duke's Choice Awards” - *** "Hello World(s)!" From Code to Culture: A 10 Year Celebration of Java Technology ***, Book. Sun Microsystems appreciation for testing early versions of Java Platform.

TEDx Fellow and Mentor for NurtureTalent Startup Boot Camp at IIT Madras.

Some of my previous Web products (View 1, View 2) have received a great response from China and Japan. Also ranked as world’s top 50 hosted blogging platform by Alexa.com.

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 expertise and interest includes Front-end development, UI/UX Design, Branding, E-commerce, IoT, Software as a service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Big Data, Singularity, AI, User Onboarding, Typography, Developing Social Networking Platforms (SNS), Product Prototyping, SEO and Linux & Open Source Technologies.

/ My Personal Interests

I enjoy travel photography , rock climbing, simple things — nature, reading. I love travel, art, culture, highly interested and passionate about the awesome Korean culture & traditions, K-Dramas and K-pop, trying different flavor of tea, Zen philosophy, making mistakes & learning from them, DIY hacks, and Western movies and Comics.

/ My Works has been featured in

Me and My works has been featured at ZDNet Asia, Economic Times, Yahoo! Japan, MSN Japan, 100shiki.com, Infoseek, Japan.Internet.com, Livedoor.com, Sina.com, Yangtse.com, Idoican.com, shm.com.cn[pdf] and many other popular Asian publishers. Java.net published my Java Duke Holiday Pictures from 1000's of submission.

/ Writings & My Contributions

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

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.

/ Contact & Reach me

Personally, you won’t find me on Facebook. To stay in touch or Want to work together? You can text me at: balakumar.muthu@gmail.com

  •           Self-made man

    Self- made man, the statue I greatly admire and the principle I strongly believe. "... left to his own devices, man will use his god-given talents to be creative, productive, and 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 Guru Swami 


    "... get up, and set your shoulder to the wheel-how long is this life for? as you have come into this world, leave some mark behind. otherwise where is the difference between you and the trees and stones? - they too come into existence, decay and die..."
    - Swami Vivekananda

10 Common Words Uttered by Programmers !!

The Most common 10 word phrases uttered by programmers, when getting bugs or errors while programming are listed below:

1. uh-oh God
2. it's weird
3. f**k
4. come on
5. shit
6. it worked yesterday
7. ^#!%& microsoft
8. stupid computer
9. cuppa time
10. more coffee

Anything more left out to be added ??


At 3:01 PM, Blogger pps said...

I know i will say Bloody Hell

At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well there are some regional variations.
A friend told me once that some Romanian visiting Microsoft hear some words in our native language coming out of a cubicle. Let's say that even through he was proud to hear Romanian there... it wasn't very literary.

At 4:22 PM, Blogger balakumar said...

sounds interesting :)

At 6:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard this a million times when hearing an explanation of code: here's the trick...

At 6:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"this time for sure"

At 11:13 AM, Blogger rajab said...

i hav heard "Oh Shit" and "Bull Shit" so many times..

At 3:51 AM, Blogger Smokinn said...

Something I've said a lot:

what the?

At 5:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 6:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need a cigarette ...

At 10:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I usually like to invoke the names of various deities. Such as...

Jesus Christ
For Christ's sake

At 1:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But it works on my machine

At 12:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I've been trough this a million times, but..."

At 11:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

after this, i am going home !

At 2:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 5:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about "Well it works in Firefox"?

At 8:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please work, please work, no whammies.

At 11:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the best....."I am a freakin' genius"

At 8:39 PM, Blogger Alok said...

:) ha ha ha

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Tony Zatelli said...

My favorite phrase I hear from junior programmers is "That's impossible."

At 7:07 PM, Blogger Mitchell said...

"dumbass!" - referencing whoever wrote the code that's not working, and upon looking at it realizing its just a dumb implementation. Unfortunately, that means I've called myself a dumbass on many, many occasions.

Others include "mother fcker", "well shit", "piece of shit" and "eat shit and bark at the moon" (don't ask me about that last one - just picked it up from my father when I was a kid)


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