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TFS 2015 vNext Build

Some differences found with older versions of Team Fondation:

  1. No workflow activities are required. vNext build completely eliminated the need of workflow activities. Though TFS 2015 allows old xaml builds also.
  2. Deployment features and tasks are available out of the box. Very little customization required.
  3. Instead of build activities in xaml builds we have different tasks available in vnext build.
  4. If needed we can create our own custom tasks.
  5. No build drop location, we need to drop using MS build parameters.
  6. Using windows file copy task, we can copy or deploy to any server, no need of ftp or shared path.
  7. For file copy the source should be a shared path but the destination need not be.
  8. The out of the box tasks are made open source by Microsoft and can be customized.

Belief in Judiciary is declining

Recent court verdicts resulted in the loss of faith in Judiciary for common man. The case of Jayalalitha and Salman are not exceptional. Judiciary is like that always in India. Since social media was not so strong yesterday many cases did not reach common man. Any way social medias helped a lot in raising the feelings of common man against the pathetic condition of Indian Judiciary. Money and power can influence court orders as well.

Kerala is a state where lot of political murders took place. The judiciary and the governments failed to take steps against them. Its the responsibility of the govt to provide security to the life and property of the citizens. 

Many murders didn’t reach court, many reached court but after that nothing happened. The belief in judiciary lost years before. Its money and power that matters. Political leaders on mutual understanding stops all proceedings. The case will be diluted. There are cases, where evidence is stolen from court itself. Judges being influenced. Ruling party protects the criminals of the opposition party. Politics of compromises.

This link is a report from Deepika news paper regarding the political murders in 1980s.

Some comedy in between:

അഞ്ചു കൊല്ലം ജയലിൽ കിടക്കണം എങ്കിൽ മിനിമം രണ്ടു കഷ്ണം ബീഫ് എങ്കിലും തിന്നണം ..അല്ലാതെ ആളെ കാർ ഇടിച്ചു കൊനിട്ടോ ,കോടികൾ അഴിമതി നടത്തിയിട്ടോ ഒന്നും കാര്യം ഇല്ല .


Pathetic life of people in Gujarat.

Gujarat was ruled by Narendra Modi from 2001 onwards. I have visited Gujarat some where in the middle of the span 2000-2013. I visited Surat, the biggest city in Gujarat after the capital city. I didn’t feel that Gujarat is a developed state. Common people are still under poverty. There are many industries. I believe as per Modi, development means – Industry and that’s not actual development. When the life of common people becomes easy and developed we can say the state is developed.

The Life of minorities is very pathetic in Gujarat, Muslims. The current charge is nearly 10 Rupees per unit in Gujarat. The police officers are fully corrupted. I believe one of the most corrupted police force is of Gujarat. I am sharing this just not based on the news from the paid Medias, but based on the discussions, I had with people who were there in Gujarat and still in Gujarat.
As per Modi, development means giving license and loans to any Industry without much enquiry and control from the GOVT. making the life of common people pathetic and exploiting the nature. Nature is being exploited extensively in Gujarat. You may remember the issues Kerala GOVT. Chief whip PC George has brought forward weeks before regarding the relations between the Politicians in Kerala, Gujarat GOVT. and the industrialists in Gujarat from other states.

Fight against corruption

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There are a lot that the Govt. can do in country level, state level and constituency level. We should make reforms to elctoral rules as well.

1.Negative voting should be mad more effective.

2.The constituencies has to be reformed based on districts and not based on the current constituencies which are defined based on the winning critera for UDF and LDF.

3.Camera system and Punching system should be implemented effectively in all GOVT. offices. If the official has not punched in to the office for more than 4 hours, it should be concidered as leave or he should have some meetings arranged outside the Punching system. A central repository for storing Punching dta for all Govt. offices.

4.Compalint registering system should be effectively implemented, in such a way, people can escalate up to the top management level. Compalinst should be tracked through online and phone system.

5.Political Murders should be taken as more serious. The police and Govt should take such crimes with more severity and identify the root crime person and should be arrested and given the maximum punishement.

6.GOVT. should never say that, only based on some complainst it will take action(our Kerala chief minister says this sometimes) especially in case of murders(political and non political) and sexual harrasments.

7.Finacial crimes by Poltical leaders should be treated with high severity and bigger punishments should be given.

8.Crimes by police officers should be given more sever punishement.

Renewable energy

Renewable energy is energy that comes from resources which are continually replenished such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. About 16% of global final energy consumption comes from renewable resources.
The share of renewables in electricity generation is around 19%, with 16% of electricity coming from hydroelectricity and 3% from new renewables.



  • Wind is free, wind farms need no fuel.
  • Produces no waste or greenhouse gases.
  • The land beneath can usually still be used for farming.
  • Wind farms can be tourist attractions.
  • A good method of supplying energy to remote areas


  • The wind is not always predictable – some days have no
  • Suitable areas for wind farms are often near the coast, where
    land is expensive.
  • Some people feel that covering the landscape with these towers is
  • Can kill birds – migrating flocks tend to like strong
    However, this is rare, and we tend not to build wind farms on
    migratory routes anyway.
  • Can affect television reception if you live nearby.
  • Can be noisy.



  • Solar energy is free – it needs no fuel and produces no waste or
  • In sunny countries, solar power can be used where there is no
    easy way to get electricity to a remote place.
  • Handy for low-power uses such as solar powered garden
    lights and battery chargers, or for helping your home energy bills.


  • Doesn’t work at night.
  • Very expensive to build solar power stations, although the cost
    is coming down as technology improves. In the meantime, solar cells cost a great
    deal compared to the amount of electricity they’ll produce in their
  • Can be unreliable unless you’re in a very sunny climate. In the
    United Kingdom, solar power isn’t much use for high-power applications, as you
    need a large area of solar panels to get a decent amount of power. However,
    technology has now reached the point where it can make a big difference to your
    home fuel bills..







Modesty in dressing

Fatima is a dreadful ultimatum to the world to stop sinning. The enormity of mankind’s rebellion against God and God’s infinite hatred of sin is the foundation of the Fatima message. In His infinite mercy, God gives the world one last hope in the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Vision of Fatima). If you don’t know what happened at Fatima, Portugal in 1917, find

Once, one of my colleague asked me,
“Do you drink ?”
I answered: “No”.
He replied, “I was thinking you were a Catholic”
How do you identify a catholic and non catholic ? Answer I recived from a priest.
A man who drinks is a Catholic, A man who dont drinks is a non catholic.
A women without proper dress is a Catholic and a lady with proper dress is a non Catholic.
We are living in an Era, where modesty in dressing is absolutely wiped out.  This was one the messages from Mother Mary at Fathima.
Something interesting here, from the Vicar of Christ:
Imprimatur dated Sept. 24, 1956
“A dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat; which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows; and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knees.  Furthermore, dresses of transparent materials are improper.”
(The Cardinal Vicar of  Pius XII)
( This is the same Pope who solemnly defined the dogma of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary in 1950 – that is, She was taken into heaven, both body and soul after Her earthly life. )
Boy! that sounds too “middle agey, doesn’t it? Nope, this is from the 20th century, not more than 60 years ago. That’s Rome, the so called “modern” western culture – more about that in the later paragraphs of this email.
The Pop also Adds

To say that “…modesty is a matter of custom” is just as wrong as to say that, “…honesty is a matter of custom.” Pope  Pius XII

St. Padre Pio and Modesty

Padre Pio wouldn’t tolerate low-necked dresses or short, tight skirts, and he forbade his spiritual daughters to wear transparent stokings. Each year his severity increased.  He stubbornly dismissed them from his confessional, even before they set foot inside, if he judged them to be improperly dressed.  On some mornings he drove away one after another, until he ended up hearing very few confessions.  His brothers observed these drastic purges with certain uneasiness and decided to fasten a sign on the church door;

“By Padre
Pio’s explicit wish, women must enter the confessional wearing skirts AT
LEAST 8 INCHES BELOW THE KNEE. It is forbidden to borrow longer dresses in
church and to wear them to confession.”

Let us avoid the slightest danger of offending God in this area or of being an occasion of temptation for our neighbor. May the fashions of the world not be the model for our attire, but rather the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints.

Let us follow the Standards of Modesty in Dress, and remember the words of Our Lady to  blessed Jacinta Marto of Fatima ………..

,.…”the sins which bring most souls to hell are the sins of the flesh.  Certain fashions are going to be introduced which will offend Our Lord very much…the Church has no fashions; Our Lord is always the same…”

And our own Bl.Mariam Thresia from Kerala, had been so tormented by visions of obscene images, and her constant cry was,
“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you, save souls”. She was probably foreseeing the explosion of obscenity to come in the mass media, many decades later.

 St. Vianney  

It is remarkable that a poor village boy, who couldn’t pass his exams in the
seminary, later became a universal symbol of the Church’s clergy. John Vianney
reminds us that the true love of Christ can powerfully manifest itself through
guileless prayer and service. This St. Vianney was extremely caring regarding modest
dressing. He once called the parent of girls who wear immodest dress: “Useless
parents. Let the Curse of God fall on you similar to a lightening.” He added
don’t come to the Church after doing this immoral activity.

No, the Scriptures or the Church’s teachings have not been changed since the Vatican II. Let us refer to the articles 2521-2523 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, promulgated by Pope John Paul II in the 1990s,
2521… Modesty means refusing to unveil what should remain hidden.  It is ordered to chastity to whose sensitivity it bears witness.  It guides how one looks at others and behaves toward them in conformity with the dignity of persons and their solidarity.
2522….  Modesty is decency.  It inspires ones choice of clothing.  It keeps silence or reserve where there is evident risk of unhealthy curiosity.  It is descreet. (italics CM)
2523. There is a modesty of the feelings as well as of the body…. Modesty inspires a way of life which makes it possible to resist the allurements of fashion and the pressures of prevailing ideologies.
As a priest has explained to me, although we are all born in original sin, our fallen human nature is manifested differently on man and woman. Men are tempted more by the eyes. That is precisely why Our LORD in the Gospel mentions “looking at a woman lustfully”. This is also why there are more male saints in the Church who are heroic examples and advocates of chastity and modesty of their eyes.
It can very well be that a woman can be very devout, but dressing immodestly because she is forced to be part of the culture.
Unfortunately in today’s culture of radical feminism, women wan’t to be totally free, even to the point of ignoring such basic principles of morality. Radical feminism is a poison from the devil, who first poisoned Eve in the garden.
The western culture as we see today has nothing to do with the authentic western civilization organically developed in the course of many centuries, thanks to Christianity.
It has undergone a rapid profanation especially in the 1960’s – and has turned out to be a culture of death(Pope John Paul II) which is lacking Love (Pope Benedict XVI).
Let us pray for the Holy Spirit, to renew the face of the earth.
LORD Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, send now your spirit upon the earth. Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all nations that they may be preserved from degeneration, disaster and war. May the Lady of All Nations, who once was Mary, be our Advocate. Amen.

Fathima Messages in detail


Right Shift Gathering – Healing Service

As I have already written in this blog, we had the right shift gathering on Dec First 2012 at POC Palarivattom. I would like to share one of the healing, I received during the healing service in Right Shift Gathering. The healing service was led by fr. Jose Uppani. Fr. Jose Uppani is the former director of Chittoor Retreat Centre.
After the program, I was in a confusion if I need to continue with regular gathering or not. I was praying for a sign from God. At that time one of our associate informed that her mother who attended last time is eagerly waiting for the next gathering. She has recieved a healing from her leg pain during the gathering. I felt that it as a sign from Jesus, that we need to move ahead.
Got rid of Cracked heel
I was having cracked heels for long and my relatives used to tease me that, I am not taking proper bath, that’s why I have this. I did not gave much importance to my disease and didn’t look for any treatment. To be frank I did not pray for any healing that I needed.
During the program, I had to run to and fro without chapels through the tared compound of POC. So during the time of adoration, I was having pain in the heels. At that time, Fr. Jose Uppani announced that Jesus is healing a person with cracked heels. When father announced this, I thought Father is talking about healing a cracked heel and I am having pain in the heels.
But recently, I noticed that, my heels are very smooth. Jesus has done wonders….. Praise the Lord. Jesus has healed me.
I belive it is a sign that God has given us to strengthen the evangelisation activities we have started among professionals.

Right Shift Gathering

Inspired by the Joynet October Rosary chain, we started chain rosary in Dec 2011 in our company. As far as I remember, it was also started as a preparation for Christmas. Any way we continued to be a part of the chain for an year.

It was really coincident that we gathered together around on – Dec First 2012. I belive, this gathering named ‘Right shift’ was really a fruitful gathering. I feel its very pleasant that we were able to gather together at POC, Palarivattom, as its the official departmental area of Kerala Catholic Church.

Many families from our company gathered together at POC. It was very inspiring that their Kids joining together to play around, irrespective of the age.: )

The main resources were:
1. Fr. Jose Uppani(Former Director of Chittoor Retreat Centre)
2. Bearly Earnest KYCT
3. Prejomy(Our joynet meber from algeria) , Wife and 4 Kids.
4. Renjith Antony(An IT professional converted from Hindu religion)
5. Shygan Chettan – Music

The support given to us from the POC authorities inspired us much. Especially, Fr. Jaison the KCBC, Youth commission director extended his tremendous help to us. Also the JYIO has extended there help in many technical things. The JY infopark and Kerala leadership helped us in finding many resources for the program. Fr. Uppani and team also helped us in finding resources for the program. We thank the joynet members and other charismatic leaders, Shalom etc for their extended prayer support to us.

Lets pray that this will be a starting point for the evangelisation of Professionals.

An Invitation:

Right Shift Gathering


Politics moving to Communalism

Communalism is a very dangerous attitude for a society. It was the policy of Devide and Rule by foreign countries. When Muslim League asked for the Minister, many congress leaders like V.D. Satheesan, TN Prathapan, Ramesh Chennithalla. Muraleedharan etc viewed it in the views of Religion and its really dangerous. It is really dangerous that these leaders are seeing everythings in the eyes of religion. Muslime Leage a Party with half the no. of MLA compared to Congress Party has the right to get 50 percent of Ministers that the Congress part has. And they will ask for it. In the same way Congress can also make many argumentsbased on party strength and the conciderations that has to be given to other small parties also. But it should be based on the head count of Muslim MLAs.

Alcohol is a Social hazard and it has to be banned in every form iclduing Toddy and foreign liqour. This is not just the stand of Muslim Leage, but the stand of all Religionsa dn good people who is against social Evils. Its really dangerous that Ramesh chennithala and some Congress leaders seeing this also in the eyes of Religion. They are supporting social evils like toddy.

Disorders caused due to Alcohol consumption

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. — Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald.

Alcohol (ethanol) is a drug and may be classified as a sedative, tranquilliser, hypnotic or anaesthetic depending upon the quantity consumed. It is the only drug whose self-induced intoxication is socially acceptable. Consumption of alcohol is legal in many societies and its abuse is a societal problem. Alcoholism is characterised by compulsive swallow despite clear, deleterious social and medical consequences.

Road Accidents

It is to be noted that majority of the accidents are because of this alcohol.

Hazard to the Poor Family

It has to be noted that Alcohol especially toddy is affecting the financial strength of Malayalee familees.

Increase of Crime

Majority of crimes are taking place under the control of Alochol.

Health Issues

According to the World Health Organisation, every year about 2.5 million people die from alcohol-related diseases all over the world, accounting for 3.8 per cent of total deaths. Alcohol-related heart disease, cancer, accidents and suicides contribute to these deaths. Further, alcohol causes loss of 69.4 million disability adjusted life years (DALYs) annually in the world. (One DALY is “one lost year of healthy life”) Alcohol abuse is more or less a universal problem. There is hardly any effort to discourage the consumption all over the world. Neither are there any statutory warnings.

Every organ/system of the human body gets affected. Daily consumption of alcohol in large amounts leads to cardiac problems, viz., arrhythmia (irregular heart beats), cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart), etc. Heavy alcohol consumption can raise the blood pressure, leading to alcohol-induced hypertension.

A progressive illness

Alcoholism is a progressive illness and damages the central nerves system (CNS), resulting in varying degrees of dysfunction — deficit cognitive functioning, dementia, etc.

People given to prolonged binge drinking are prone to strokes — a condition of haemorrhage or deficient blood supply to brain.

Alcoholic abuse is also responsible for a variety of psychiatric symptoms, viz. anxiety, depression, confusion, panic disorders, bipolar disorders and narcissism.

Chronic alcoholics develop polyneuropathy — a disorder of peripheral nerves.
Chronic, heavy and daily drinking alcoholics develop skeletal myopathy which is irreversible even on practising abstinence.

Alcohol ingestion causes a feeling of early warmth, then increased sweating, then lowered body temperature — hypothermia (cold damage) and, finally, death.

Alcohol is responsible for cancer of the oesophagus and chronic gastritis.

Heavy consumers develop chronic pancreatitis.
Due to mal-absorption of food, alcoholics develop frequent diarrhoeal episodes.
Ten to 20 per cent of alcoholics develop liver problems, viz., fatty infiltration, hepatitis and cirrhosis.
They suffer from jaundice, abdominal pain, edema in different parts of the body, gynaecomastia (enlarged breast in men), and atrophy of the testes.
Women with alcoholic liver disease may develop menstrual problems and signs or virilisation (male features).

The prognosis in alcoholic liver disease is dismal. Long-term consumption leads to impotence in men and other sexual complications.

Children born to alcoholic women suffer from the fetal alcoholic syndrome (FAS). They suffer from a triad of abnormality — a cluster of craniofacial abnormalities, dysfunction of the central nervous system and stunting of growth.

As the child ages, there is a manifestation of hearing, language and speech problems. A sudden decrease in alcohol consumption leads to anxiety, fits, sleep problems and life threatening problems like delirium tremens (DT).

The alcoholic ocntent in different beverages is as below:

Beverage Alcohol content
Arrack  50-60
Brandy 40 – 50
Whisky  40 – 55
Rum 40 – 55
 10 – 22
Toddy 5 to 10
Beer Cereals  4 – 8