வணக்கம் / はじめまして / 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 for Japanese Companies, Creative DIY Hacker and a Geek based in Asia. Currently working towards the great mission to make the world a better place to work.

/ 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.

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 / adventure, photography, rock climbing, simple things — nature, reading. I love Japanese culture, trying different flavor of tea, Zen philosophy, making mistakes & learning from them, DIY hacks, and a die-hard fan of JDrama, 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

21 Firefox Extensions for Fun !



Boingle is social annotation extension. With the Boingle toolbar for Firefox, we can add our own comments to any web page. The result is a simple, unassuming link left in each page that allows other Boinglers the opportunity to read our comments and add their own. download

PONG! Multiplayer

PONG! Multiplayer is an online Multiplayer gaming extension which we can Play against people from all around the world. It connects to our opponent through the port 10997 and 10998. It also integrated with a full blown chat application. To chat with everyone in the Multiplayer lobby, or just with our opponent while playing a game. We can fully customize color schemes and add sound effects, and the option to disable them. download

Raed Tihs!

Scrambles all text on the current tab's page, but we will still be able to read it. This is a simple demonstration of the theory that letter-order within a word has no impact on readability, beyond the first and last letters. download

Gmail Skins

Gmailskins extension helps us to change the colour/skin of our inbox. It also integrate our google homepage alongside our inbox. This allows you to view weather reports, rss feeds, news headlines, flickr recently added, google calendar module etc from our inbox. download

Tab Effect

Adds 3D tab effects when we move from one tab to another tab. It uses DirectX 8. download


Anchorun is a lazy way to traverse the web. While we are browsing a page, click on the anchorun icon on the toolbar, and look the browser surfing by itself loading a random link from the current page, and then another from the next page. download


PictureThis, pull up pictures of any word or words we highlight on a webpage. A word is worth a thousand images as we will see when we highlight a word or words on a page then use PictureThis to see what Google Images sees. It's a whole new way of adding instant context to the web. download


Adds a splash screen to most Mozilla. We can upload our images to show in the splash and can also specify the amount of time the splash needs to be shown. download

Full Screen Homestar Runner

Make all of homestarrunner.com cartoons fill our browser window. download

Daily Dilbert

Daily Dilbert, adds little icon to statusbar that popup "Dilbert's strip of the day" if clicked. Preferred language (en,es,de,cz,pl) can be choosen from the context menu. download


Froggr is a simple clone of the classic Frogger game. download


Confuses our text message a tad, by randomizing the letters in the selected words, so that only the first and last letters are kept in place. download


FoxyQuotes, shows our favorite movie quotes. download


Enter any search-word and any search-engine [default is google.de] and AutoBrowse will surf the net for us. download


Browse and search flickr photos in a sidebar. Flickrfox provides an easy way for Flickr group administrators to monitor their group photo pools. download


AutoSlideshow lets us to view slideshows of images of web pages or images linked to from web pages. This is mainly useful for viewing images of a page with no possibility for image browsing. download

Mood Tap

Mood Tap taps the world's mood and displays it in the status bar. Let the world know how we are feeling. It all adds up to a global mood. download


OfficePoltergeist is a prank extension, which allows us to play spooky sounds, load new web pages, and make windows shake, send popup alert messages, and replace any given word on a web page with another word. download

STOP in the name of love!

It is the brand new replacement for our stop button. Simply install, right click on the stop icon and choose `customize`, drag our old stop button into the window, drag the heart shaped icon out and we will all be loaded up and ready to go! download


QuickChat is an extension that is designed to allow us to chat about anything on any website with the users that are actively browsing that site. download

Bork Bork Bork!

Bork Bork Bork! has the ability to "bork" and/or white list URLs or message senders based on regular expression patterns. It can also be used to completely block undesirable URLs from ever loading within web pages or messages such as images, Flash, applets, scripts, etc. download

Any interesting Firefoxextensions left out ?


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