New Book Release: The Diary of a Snake Charmer

New York, May 28, 2016 – If you have wanted to explore the road less traveled, and learn from the amazing experiences of others, then here’s a new book that is sure to leave a lasting impact on you.

“The Diary of a Snake Charmer” is written by Sandeep Saxena, who is a Chemical Engineer, MBA, Entrepreneur and Farmer. The book is published by Notion Press and is now available to readers worldiwde through Amazon. You can also preview the first 4 chapters. Please see the links given below.

“It took me seven years to become a snake charmer. I went from one place to another- sometimes running from dangers, sometimes from myself, sometimes from the world. The world changed a lot in these seven years, but what I have learned is timeless – that snake charmers are not born, they are made.”

diary-of-snake-charmer-sandeep-saxenaThus starts a powerful and poignant story around the life of Bharat, an entrepreneur who starts a development project in rural India. His commencement of the project irritates the political mafia and a bunch of hired assassins are on the lookout for Bharat. Chased by the assassins, Bharat runs for his life and in the course of fleeing arrives at the forest hut of an old snake charmer. As fate had it, their union was on the cards. He takes refuge in the snake charmer’s hut and learns about things that will change his life forever.

Nagbaba, the snake charmer, teaches him age-old wisdom and kindles Bharat’s inner strength. He inculcates in him the power to fight back. The place of the snake charmer becomes the center of renaissance for Bharat and together they exchange their perspectives of the world, overcome their fears, and chart a future. But one crucial choice by the snake charmer leaves Bharat in a dilemma. Read more

Duke University to Deploy World’s Largest WiFi Network

SAN JOSE, CA–Feb 19, 2008 — Cisco┬« (NasdaqGS:CSCO) announced today that Duke University will deploy the next phase of its mobility transformation by deploying an expansive next-generation 802.11n wireless network across its campus, featuring more than 2,500 Cisco access points — the largest planned 802.11n wireless network in the world by any organization to date.

As a progressive leader in education and one of the first organizations to deploy 802.11n technologies, Duke will blanket more than 6 million square feet of its Durham, N.C. campus with 2,500 Wi-Fi-certified Cisco 802.11n Aironet® 1250 Series access points. The deployment will provide ubiquitous wireless coverage in academic halls, libraries, residence halls and other campus buildings.

Duke’s chief information officer, Tracy Futhey, said Cisco’s 802.11n technology — which dramatically increases the speed and reliability of traditional wireless networks — is a fundamental part of Duke’s strategy to implement innovative technologies that can enhance the quality of campus life, enable new learning spaces and provide seamless access to course materials and resources for a campus population of 45,000 students, faculty and staff.

“Wireless on our campus is absolutely critical to our 24-by-7 population. Universities are an ideal testing ground for new technologies, especially wireless uses and devices, because students are spending their entire day on campus in a mobile manner. They live, learn, work and play on campus,” said Futhey. “At Duke, we really have the opportunity to apply innovative wireless technology that can meet the demands of a diverse, mobile user base and enrich their academic and social experience as a result.”

“We expect the campus-wide 802.11n wireless network to increasingly be the primary mode of connectivity for data access and mobility applications. The value of a technology like 802.11n is about enabling new kinds of uses on our campus, giving our students new opportunities and enabling faculty to push the limits and try things that were not possible before on previous wireless technologies,” Futhey added.

During real-world tests, Duke experienced predictable and reliable wireless coverage and consistent average data throughput performance of nearly 130 Mbps per client with the Cisco Aironet 1250 Series access point. In addition, tests at Duke indicated that existing 802.11g clients such as laptops connected to a Cisco Aironet 1250 Series access point obtained almost twice the data rate achieved while connected to an older wireless network, demonstrating the benefit of 802.11n to existing Wi-Fi devices.

In addition to the current benefits for the campus population, the new Cisco 802.11n wireless network supports the Duke Digital Initiative by enabling multimodal “classrooms of tomorrow” and collaborative group study areas that are now under construction in the Perkins Library. Video applications will become more pervasive with streaming audio, video and high-definition TV (HDTV) over Wi-Fi. All course materials, including digital recordings of classes, will be available anytime, anywhere using the wireless network. In addition, inside or outside of a classroom, faculty can use network resources to enhance teaching. For example, an economics professor is planning to use real-time market data as part of the course materials, clearly demonstrating the relevancy to current events.

“802.11n is clearly ready for prime time, and Cisco continues to deliver a reliable 802.11n solution to meet mobility needs,” said Ben Gibson, Cisco’s senior director of mobility solutions. “Duke is one of the first organizations to realize the benefits of a Cisco 802.11n wireless network and what it enables them to do: transform how they learn, live and play.”

Live Broadcast: Duke University and 802.11n

Today, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. PST, Kevin Miller, assistant director of Duke University’s communications infrastructure, will discuss the university’s Digital Initiative, strategy, business drivers and next steps for evolving the campus network to more powerful 802.11n wireless connectivity that will help shape the future of the education experience. Go to this URL and select “Play” at 10:00 a.m. PST to watch the live presentation. http://tools.cisco.com/cmn/jsp/index.jsp?id=70969

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