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

53 Interesting Twitter Links for Fun, Geeks !


Twitter needs no introduction, checkout few of the Interesting Twitter links for fun, geeks:

TwiTunes is an AppleScript for Mac OS X that posts the current iTunes track to Twitter:


Ubuntu Deskbar plugin, script to let's us to post twitter messages from the Ubuntu Deskbar


Twitter Perl command-line status Script

A Perl command line status script to answer the age-old question from the comfort of the command-line, via twitter.


Catch-up Your Favorite Celebrities on Twitter

Britney Spears http://twitter.com/britney

David Beckham http://twitter.com/davidbeckham

Tom Cruise

Pamela Anderson http://twitter.com/pamelaanderson

Robbie Williams

Angelina Jolie http://twitter.com/angelinajolie


Cowell http://twitter.com/simoncowell

John Travolta http://www.twitter.com/johntravolta

The Queen

Tom Hanks http://www.twitter.com/tomhanks

Snoop Dog

Ben Affleck http://twitter.com/benaffleck

Cameron Diaz

Bradd Pitt

Jeniffer Aniston

Johnny Depp

Leonardo DiCaprio http://twitter.com/leocaprio

Lindsay Lohan

Naomi Campbell

Paris Hilton http://twitter.com/pariswhilton


Tweetbar is a cool Twitter sidebar for Firefox and Flock.



Get all the latest hot Digg news updates on your mobile


Python Twitter

A Python wrapper around the Twitter API.


TwitterPostTwitterPost allows us to easily post to and read from our Twitter feed plus a whole lot more. http://www.railheaddesign.com/downloads/software/TwitterPost.dmg


Chitter is an iChat plugin that integrates iChat with Twitter. If we use Twitter and have a Mac, this will make our life much easier.



Another script from twittermap that allows us to search through users twits


GeoTwitter uses Google Maps API and Twitter API. The most recent updates are fetched from the public timeline and mapped once every minute.


Twitish a twitter shell written in Perl for Linux.



Twitteroo lets us to send Twitter tweets from our desktop


Scripting Twitter with curl

cURL is a very versatile command line utility which is designed to script web page interactions



A Twitter client for Second Life users


Google Talk Widget, To Twitt from our homepage with this Widget.



Crazy about Cricket, catch up the real action ball by ball at



A Twitter client for linux


triQQr v0.2

A Twitter Client for Windows



A Windows Vista sidebar gadget


Chris Forbes Twitter Badge

A simple JavaScript badge that shows our latest twits


Twitgit for TwitterRead your friend’s most recent twitterings from Dashboard Post status updates right in the widget


Twitterami, uses Frappr to see Twitter friends on a map.


MyChores keeps track of our household chores and send automatic Twitter posts whenever we complete a task


Twapper which lets us to keep up with twitter on our mobile phone browser. It has built in image support for flickhttp://m.30boxes.com/twapper


Mail2Twitter is a free service that allows us to post tweets through e-mail, and the most important, from any email-enabled mobile device. http://www.mail2twitter.com

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Updating our tweets through Quicksilver


WHERE, attaches our current GPS location to our tweets


Twitter Weather, get weather updates via twitter



Twitter add-in for Windows Live Messenger. Twessenger automatically updates our messenger Personal Message at regular intervals to reflect our latest Twitter tweet.


Visual Twit a simple Twitter posting client for Windows



At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great list. Here's one more:

EmailTwitter.com - allows you to post Twitter updates and retrieve your Twitter timeline via your cellular phone or other e-mail enabled mobile device, without incurring SMS fees.

At 2:47 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Nice list!
Of course you should add Mobypicture!

http://www.mobypicture.com: mobile and email postings including photos directly in your Twitter account while you're on the road.

Let you Twitter friends know what you're doing and where you are while on the road and besides typing it up just send a quick photo!

At 11:26 AM, Blogger David said...

If you want to try a fast search tool for Twitter, take a look at TweetScan @ http://www.davidsterry.com/tweetscan

Also, the emails the service can send out can be pretty entertaining or focused and informative depending on how you set it up.

At 10:32 PM, Blogger ade said...

Nice list. You might also want to check out TwitterWho.com, a tool to help search for people on twitter.


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