Rajib Bahar's Blog

Rajib blogs here about topics of his interest.

Rajib Bahar Photography

December 02
by Rajib Bahar 2. December 2013 02:31

Last two years, I was doing a lot of running. I enjoyed the camaraderie with our team in eagan. However, this year I found a new hobby which I ran into accidentally. A lot of my family friends started asking me to take pictures at their private gathering... Prior to this, I was using Canon 5d Mark 2 primarily for videography projects for nonprofit organizations I volunteered for. I've been using 5d since it came out. So, I started experimenting with various techniques with DSLR, and photo editing as I attended various events. Along the way, I learned new things from friends who were heavily into DSLR photography. I was invited to cover various large events this year. They include Holi color festival, dance team performances, running events, and nature photography. Anyways, I'll see where this journey will take me. I thought I'd let my friends, colleagues and well wishers know that I launched a website for my photography project. The webpage address is http://www.rajibbaharphotography.com/. Feel free to click the image below to see similar themed unique pictures. Any kind feedback will be greatly appreciated.


Ambarsariya cover song by guests of KFAI Radio Nikita Deval & Anshul Gupta - The Lennie Chism Show

November 23
by Rajib Bahar 23. November 2013 23:30
I volunteer for a minnesota based community radio namely KFAI. During my free time, I love contributing to their world music segment. It is a great privilege to be able to share my cultural heritage and mix it up with Minnesotan cultural scene. Here is a clip from one of the show.

Dance Performance of Thug Le by Bollywood Dance Scene Twin Cities at KFAI Radio with Rajib - The Lennie Chism Show

February 25
by Rajib Bahar 25. February 2013 02:00
I volunteer for a minnesota based community radio namely KFAI. During my free time, I love contributing to their world music segment. It is a great privilege to be able to share my cultural heritage and mix it up with Minnesotan cultural scene. Here is a clip from one of the show.

Agile Philosophy

November 22
by Rajib Bahar 22. November 2009 18:07

This one quote has been in my mind for a while. I must have seen in someone's blog or update. The quote is “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Now, I remember... It was Michael Coates aka "The Pragmatic Evangelist", who wrote a blog entry on "Learning, Unlearning, and Relearning". That post helped me find the origin of this quote [http://blog.opsan.com/archive/2005/09/21/1588.aspx]. I learned Alvin Toffler is credited with it. He is a writer, journalist, and furturist. Compared to his journey, I feel like, I'm the opposite of an intellectual or outtellectual (is that even a word?) I think I just invented Rajib-ism.

One Guru in the techspace (Farhan Muhammad) told me technology changes every 6-12 months or so. Working as a techie dude, I realized/continue to realize every bit of what he said. I faced it when Visual studio 98, 2002, 2005, 2008, SQL Server 7.0, 2000, 2005, 2008 came out. One may want to point out, how is that 6-12 months gap? Well, these products also affect other dependent products which have to rush out there to make sure their tools of the trade are compatible or have some workaround. In my humble opinion, it's a reasonable generalization. The rule of the game is simple, we must be on the notice and at the edge of the cliff constantly. While most of the products are backward compatible, some times they are not forward compatible. That tends to make the job challenging, risky and rewarding. A solution that I may have written in .NET 1.0 world, will be completely different in the .NET 2.0 or it's successors. Similar thing happens in the SQL Server world. Either the previous solutions/methods/apis are outdated, deprecated, or we have more ways to do the same thing. This is where the learning of new tricks, unlearning of what you knew before, and relearning of how you solve a particular problem happens. A simple analogy would be some one who eats with chop stick. All of a sudden, the fork technology gets released. Now this person has to learn how to eat with the fork with proper balance, as opposed to the chop sticks. When he gets used to the forks, he has no need of the chop sticks. Anyways, I hope I'm not misusing this Toffler quote, like the way Darwin's "survival of the fittest" quote is. I did have few fun and engaging discussion with my college life biology professor on this. Interestingly enough, he's a George Harrison fan, but, I digress. We have to figure out how flexible we are as it relates to the changes.

One of my mentors, once admonished me, "Whatever you do, you must be consistent". I took that lesson to the heart, but, discipling myself to that principle is an ongoing challenge. Sometimes, I follow it quite well, and some times I have room for improvement. I wish I was a better mentee. Some time facts of life gets in the way and things get complicated. These days I try to be consistent by being agile to the challenge or issue at hand. We don't know what kind of facts we will face. As long as we work fairly and in good spirit, everything should move along fine. 

My YouTube VLOG

December 13
by Rajib Bahar 13. December 2008 22:16

I have 2 YouTube Video Log or VLOG.

One is work related and called the icsql channel. The clip below talks about SSIS script component changes:

My other VLOG is related to art and volunteer works I do around the community. I volunteer some of my free time to KFAI radio these days. Here is a radio interview I did with some notable friends like Matt Harding, Palbasha Siddiqui, and Garry Schyman:


MS Wiki site

December 08
by Rajib Bahar 8. December 2008 03:19
I happened to run into a WIKIPEDIA like site called MSWIKI. They are not affiliated with MS in anyway. However, it is dedicated to be a site containing factual information on any microsoft products. Here is the link http://www.mswiki.com.

I kept clicking the random pages just like I do with WIKIPEDIA most of the time. It came to my notice that one of their entry was related to GMAT... Not sure why that was there.

My visit was not totally worthless. At least they had a link to Halo Wiki - http://halowiki.net. It may come in handy in future. :)

Trying to claim my blog at Technocrati

December 05
by Rajib Bahar 5. December 2008 13:08
Technocrati requires a link back to them... Here is the link Technorati Profile.

Some of my servers are down

December 01
by Rajib Bahar 1. December 2008 12:05

Sorry everyone...


The websites http://www.icdotnet.com and http://www.icsql.com is down today.


It will be up if all works out by tomorrow. 

Videos I watch for fun...

November 25
by Rajib Bahar 25. November 2008 11:48




November 25
by Rajib Bahar 25. November 2008 10:42
Welcome to my blog site. Just restarting the blog...