Md. Jawed Ahmed
Experienced IT Professional based out of Kolkata in India.

Electric Vehicles: Charging in common parking

As EVs become more common, I foresee the charging of the vehicles becoming an issue. For those who stay in housing societies with shared parking, one has to either lay down the electrical connection from the flat or from the main switchboard till the parking area. Of alternatively take a direct connection afresh with a […]

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The joy of driving

I started driving 4-wheelers for the first time around 20 years ago. I have driven around 150k kms since then. As I grew older my driving style has changed.

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Phone Chargers: Which is a good one?

In the last few years the charger pins of the mobile phones have become standardised. Today you have two kinds of chargers which cover almost 60-70% of all phones. The Android ones use USB-C and the iOS ones use Lightning connector. The new technologies bring along with them the enhanced capabilities for fast charging. The […]

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Change Management in Organisations

Its commonly accepted that Change Management (CM) is difficult to manage and frequently goes wrong. But very people give thought to how we can improve this. I have had the opportunity to experience CM at multiple organizations in my working career and have tried to structure my observation into these bullet points. Once you understand […]

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Heart Failure in 40s

There has been a spate of heart attacks among well-known public figures in their 40s. I am not sure if the incidences are increasing or it has been like this always. But as public figures are involved, this issues is getting its required dose of publicity. I just hope that there is a positive outcome […]

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Chip Shortage: How we ended up here

We have been hearing of the Chip Shortage for the past 8 months or so. Its started affecting the Car Production world over. Unlike the cars of the 90s…the cars today use computers extensively.

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Steel Alloy Manufacturing : Use of Linear Programming Techniques

Steel Manufacturing operations are very good candidates for the application of Linear Programming Techniques. Especially for calculation of Charge Mix for arriving at the most optimum input to give the best output.

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IT Integration : Why is this critical in M&As

Technology Integration is a challenging issue when two companies merge. Irrespective of the size of the companies involved, if the integration goes wrong then by the time one realises the error, its too big to correct and the day-to-day operations cannot afford the disruption that is required to set it right.

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Project Disha at Omniactive Health Technologies

The SAP implementation journey at a small manufacturing firm in Mumbai.

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Flower Show on the highway

Stopped at Nabana Hotel on my way to Durgapur

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Standard Chartered-Mumbai Marathon 2015

Marathon Medal

I ran the Mumbai Half-Marathon in 2015. Though it was not planned, but circumstances landed me with a nomination and by the time I realised, it was too late to back out. My workplace(Omniactives) had a tie-up with an NGO and they were sponsoring the Dream Run nominations for the Standard Chartered- Mumbai Marathon in […]

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Google Sheets Mail Merge : Advanced

Introduction Last year, during Christmas, I was looking out for an easy to use script to send out Personalised e-Cards using the power of Google. But unfortunately I could not find a readily available solution. A few solutions were available but they were not free or not ready-to-use. So I just looked at the Google […]

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Instructable : Temperature Logger

I have been wanting to document this instructable for quite a while. I finished the first prototype around 2 years ago and have made a few more full-fledged loggers since then. They are working properly in real life situations for more than a year now. This gives me the confidence to share the project on […]

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West Lodge Bungalow, Mahabaleshwar

Booking Experience I visited Mahabaleshwar with a few of my friends recently. We made an impromptu plan and then started looking around  for places to stay in the hill station. Since the dates were decided on a short notice and it being a holiday season, most of the places were either booked or too costly. […]

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Surprising winner : OnePlus

For the first time since they were launched in India, OnePlus phones have become the highest selling in the above Rs. 30,000 category. They are selling more than Apple and Samsung. One of the reasons why this is surprising is they have a very small as spend as compared to these Giants. The phones provide […]

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Bike chain maintenance

Motorcycle chains are an important part of the bike both from the perspective of performance and safety. But more often than not they are ignored. And the only maintenance they get is (if at all) lubrication when the mechanic feels like it. Any bike chain needs three things. Cleaning Lubrication Tightening The performance bikes need […]

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NodeMCU

A nodeMCU is the cheapest and the smallest IoT device which you can buy. It features a fast processor, ample I/O pins and a WiFi connection. It also has an inbuilt regulator so you are good to go with voltages upto 12v. The device has an micro USB connector as well. This is helpful as […]

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Bike Rides

Why I live going out on bike rides. I have been going on bike rides for the last 18 years. I rode a Royal Enfield bullet motorcycle till 2016. I got myself a second bike in 2016. After looking around at the available options I zeroed on to the Yamaha R3. I am fond of […]

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Rubik’s Cube

Of late I have taken an unhealthy (LoL !) obsession to the Rubik’s Cube. Initially it started as a curiosity but once I memorized the different moves I started carrying the cube with me all the time and kept solving it even when with people…much to their annoyance.

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Perfect Cup of Tea

You need 150 ml of water, 30 ml of milk, one tea bag. . The water+milk mix has to be microwaved for 40 to 50 sec and then dip the tea bag and let it brew for 5 mins. And you will have the perfect cup of tea ready. If you want it strong then […]

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