Reading gives you richness of thoughts and outlook. But reading can't give you direct experience. Hence, Sadhana is more important in yoga than any amount of reading.
~ Bipin Joshi

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Call Controller Actions using HttpClient
The HttpClient component is typically used to call a Web API. The overall design of HttpClient component is geared towards REST services. However, you can also use the HttpClient to call MVC actions. Of course, the actions to be called must follow the pattern as expected by the HttpClient.
Posted On : 24 Aug 2015
Six New Features of C# 6 You Should Know
As you are probably aware C# 6 is now available and there are some nice new additions to the language. Here is a quick overview of six new features of C# that are worth noting.
Posted On : 10 Aug 2015
Infinite scrolling using jQuery Ajax and ASP.NET MVC
Web applications such as Facebook and Twitter use a technique known as infinite scrolling or endless scrolling wherein data is loaded on the fly when a user scrolls to the bottom of a web page. There are many jQuery plugins that help you enable such a feature in your web application. However, if you wish to avoid any third-party dependency or have some specific needs, you can add your own infinite scrolling with a few lines of jQuery code and ASP.NET MVC. This article tells you how that can be accomplished.
Posted On : 27 Jul 2015
Compress the Response Content in ASP.NET MVC
Developers often minify JavaScript and CSS files in an attempt to improve the performance of their ASP.NET MVC application. In addition to minifying JavaScript and CSS files you can also pay attention to reducing the size of the HTML response. You may minify the HTML output from a view or you may compress the output (you can also use both together). To that end this article shows how to compress HTML response by writing a custom action filter.
Posted On : 13 Jul 2015
Modify Response Content in ASP.NET MVC using a Custom Action Filter
Recently I came across a requirement wherein I wanted to modify the response content from an ASP.NET MVC view. What I wanted to accomplish was this - read the HTML content that is being sent to the browser and highlight certain words from the content. This article explains how this can be accomplished.
Posted On : 30 Jun 2015
Two Ways of Handling Concurrency Violations in Entity Framework Code First
When you update an entity and call SaveChanges() to save the values back in the database, the existing values for that record are overwritten by the new entity values. This is the default behavior in entity framework code first. In a real world situation it is quite possible that database values might have got changed after you select them for modification. In such cases, your update operation might be overwriting changes made by someone else. This is concurrency violation. And it is important to detect if concurrency violation has occurred. You can then take some corrective action or at least inform the user about such a violation.
Posted On : 15 Jun 2015
Create Strongly Typed Custom HTML Helper for Picking Dates
Recently some beginner asked me as to how a strongly typed HTML helper can be created. Although the process is relatively simple you need to keep in mind a certain steps. In this short article I will explain how a custom HTML helper can be created to render an HTML5 date picker input field. I will explain unbound as well as model bound versions for better clarity.
Posted On : 01 Jun 2015
Use $broadcast(), $emit() and $on() in AngularJS
AngularJS applications may need to communicate across the controllers. Such a communication might be needed to send notifications or to pass data between the controllers. Although there can be different approaches to achieve this goal, one that is readily available is the event system of $scope and $rootScope. Both of these objects - $scope and $rootScope - support three methods namely $broadcast(), $emit() and $on() that facilitate event driven publisher-subscriber model for sending notifications and passing data between the controllers. In this article I will discuss how to raise events using $broadcast() and $emit() and then how to handle those events using $on().
Posted On : 18 May 2015
Use ASP.NET MVC Controller as API
A few months ago I wrote an article titled ASP.NET MVC Controller Vs. Web API - 5 Things You Should Know, wherein I discussed the main differences between an ASP.NET MVC controller and Web API. Some readers asked how exactly one can use an MVC controller as an API. So, in this article I am going to discuss the same with an example.
Posted On : 06 May 2015
jQuery and AngularJS course in June-July 2015
Modern web applications use JavaScript extensively in one form or the other. jQuery is a popular JavaScript library that makes tasks such as event handling, DOM manipulation, animations and Ajax a breeze. No wonder even ASP.NET MVC uses this popular library. AngularJS is gaining popularity in web development world when it comes to building SPA kind of applications. I will be conducting a weekend course in jQuery, TypeScript and AngularJS in the month of June-July 2015. You may read more details about this course here.
Posted On : 04 May 2015
बुद्धीच्या पलीकडले (प्रश्नोत्तरे - ऑगस्ट २०१५)
परवापासून म्हणजे १५ ऑगस्ट २०१५ पासून श्रावण सुरू झाला आहे. श्रावण महिना म्हणजे भगवान शिवशंकराची भक्ति विशेषरूपाने अंगिकारण्याचा काळ. उपास-तापास, व्रतंवैकल्ये, पूजा, जप अशा अनेक मार्गानी शंकराची भक्ति केली जाते. आपापल्या श्रद्धेनुसार भक्त मार्गक्रमण करत असतो. योगमार्गी साधक या सगळ्या उपासना प्रकारांना योगाभ्यासाची जोड देत असतो. त्याच्या दृष्टीने बाह्य आचरणाने केली जाणारी साधना गौण असून योगाक्रियांच्या मार्गाने केली जाणारी साधनाच प्रधान असते.
Posted On : Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:00:00 Z
अमृतकुंभ आणि बिंदुविसर्ग (प्रश्नोत्तरे - जुलै २०१५)
आजपासून म्हणजे १४ जुलै २०१५ पासून कुंभमेळ्याला सुरवात होत आहे. कुंभमेळा हा साधू, संन्यासी, योगी, आखाडे आणि लाखो भाविकांची गर्दी यांमुळे नेहमीच लोकांच्या कुतुहलाचा विषय असतो. मूलतः कुंभमेळा हा देव आणि दानव याचे समुद्रमंथन आणि त्यांतून उत्पन्न झालेला अमृतकुंभ यांच्याशी संबंधित आहे. आपल्या पूर्वजांनी कुंडलिनी योगशास्त्रातील रहस्ये आपापल्यापरीने कथा, ग्रंथ, परंपरा, विधी यांद्वारे जतन करण्याचा प्रयत्न केलेला आहे. कुंभमेळ्याचा विषय असलेलं अमृतही त्याला अपवाद नाही.
Posted On : Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:00:00 Z
वेब साईटच्या वाचकांशी संवाद - जून २०१५
जून महिना सुरू झाला म्हणजे पावसाचे वेध लागतात. पावसाळ्यात वातावरण असे असतं की एकीकडे उन्हाळ्यापासून सुटका झाल्यानं मन प्रफुल्लित झालेलं असतं तर दुसरीकडे दमट हवा, चिखल आणि रोगराई यामध्ये वाढ झालेली असते. हठयोगमध्ये नेती, धौती सारख्या ज्या शुद्धीक्रिया आहेत त्यांचा अशावेळी खूप उपयोग होऊ शकतो. पावसाळ्यात सूर्यनमस्कार आणि योगासने नेहमीपेक्षा थोडी वाढवण्यास हरकत नाही.
Posted On : Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:00:00 Z
वेब साईटच्या वाचकांशी संवाद - मे २०१५
प्रश्नोत्तराच्या सदरातील ही पहिली पोस्ट. मे महिना सुरू आहे. हवेत उष्णता बरीच आहे. तेव्हा आहार-विहार साधनेला पोषक असू द्या. योगशास्त्रात काही प्राणायामांची विभागणी उष्ण आणि शीतल अशी केलेली दिसते. जसे सूर्यभेद म्हणजे उष्ण, शितली-सित्कारी शीतल वगैरे. ऋतुनुसार असे प्राणायामही कमी-अधिक करावे लागतात. अन्यथा त्रास होऊ शकतो. या वेब साईटवर दिलेली अजपा साधना करण्याचा फायदा म्हणजे त्यात शीत-उष्ण असा धोका अजिबात नाही. नैसर्गिक श्वसन हे तर सर्वच ऋतूंत सुरू असतं. त्याकडे साक्षी भावाने पाहिलं की झालं! असो.. आता वेब साईटच्या वाचकांनी विचारलेल्या काही प्रश्नांकडे वळू.
Posted On : Mon, 18 May 2015 12:00:00 Z
वाचकांशी संवाद - प्रश्नोत्तरे
अनेक वाचकांकडून अजपा साधना आणि कुंडलिनी योग यांबद्दल अधिक माहिती आणि शंका निरसन करण्याविषयी विनंती होत असते. वेळेअभावी प्रत्यक्ष भेटून, बोलून किंवा ई-मेल द्वारे संवाद साधणे सर्वथा अशक्य आहे. परंतु या वेबसाईट वरील प्रश्नोत्तरांच्या सदराद्वारे महिन्यातून एकदा निवडक प्रश्नांना उत्तरे देण्यात येतात. अजपा साधना किंवा योग-अध्यात्म विषयक प्रश्न विचारायचे असल्यास येथे जाऊन आपला प्रश्न पाठवावा. प्रश्न फक्त योग-अध्यात्म विषयक असावेत. धार्मिक विधी किंवा तोडगे वगैरे विषयक कोणतेही प्रश्न विचारात घेतले जाणार नाहीत.
Posted On : Mon, 11 May 2015 12:00:00 Z
खेचरी मुद्रे विषयी काही...
जवळ जवळ सगळ्या जुन्या कुंडलिनी योग विषयक ग्रंथांमध्ये ज्या दहा अति-महत्वाच्या मुद्रा सांगितल्या आहेत त्यांमध्ये सगळ्याच ग्रंथांनी एकमुखानी गौरवलेली मुद्रा म्हणजे खेचरी मुद्रा. दुर्दैवाने खेचरी मुद्रे विषयी साधकांच्या मनात एवढे गैरसमज असतात की मुळ तत्व बाजूला रहाते आणि तर्क-वितर्क आणि पुस्तकी चर्चाच जास्त असते. या लेखात मी खेचरी मुद्रे विषयी काही गोष्टी सांगणार आहे.
Posted On : Thu, 07 May 2015 12:00:00 Z
रावण, तैलंग स्वामी आणि खंड-मंड योग
तुम्हाला माहीत असेल की रावणाला दहा शिरं होती. काहींच्या मते रावणाची दहा शिरं म्हणजे चार वेद आणि सहा शास्त्रे यांचे प्रतीक अर्थात त्याच्या विद्वत्तेचे निदर्शक आहेत. काही अन्य अभ्यासकांच्या मते काम-क्रोधादी षडरिपू आणि मन, बुद्धी, अहंकार आणि चित्त असा हा दहांचा समुदाय म्हणजे रावणाची दहा डोकी.
Posted On : Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:00:00 Z
श्रीरामाला नाथपंथाची दीक्षा
नाथ संप्रदायाची पाळंमुळं भारतभर फार खोलवर रुजलेली आहेत. विशेषतः प्रादेशिक भाषांमधील नाथपंथीय साहित्यामध्ये प्रचंड विविधता आणि तफावत दिसून येते. या कथा-दंतकथा खर्‍या किती आणि काल्पनिक किती हे ठरवणे अर्थातच कर्मकठिण आहे. एखाद्या इतिहास तज्ञाला पुराव्या अभावी ह्या कथा केवळ कपोकल्पित वाटतील हे खरे परंतु सामान्य साधकाच्या दृष्टीने त्यातील रोचकता आणि शिकवण तसूभरही कमी होत नाही.
Posted On : Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:00 Z
Our new book on Kundalini Yoga (Marathi)
We are pleased to announce the release of our new book titled Nath Sanketicha Danshu (Marathi). In addition to the topics such as Kundalini, Chakras, Pranas and Ashtanga Yoga this book covers many topics not found in general KY books such as foundations of Shaivism and Nath sect, Ajapa Sadhana, Japa Sadhana as per Shiva Purana, Stages of progress and more. Get your copy today. You can read more details here.
Posted On : Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:00:00 Z
शिव आणि शक्ति एकमेकापासून अभिन्न
न शिवः शक्तिरहितो न शक्तीर्व्यतीरेकिणी।
शिवः शक्तस्तथा भावानिच्छया कतुर्मीहते॥
शिव कधीही शक्तिरहित असत नाही. शिव आणि शक्ति ही नावे जारी वेगळी असली तरी ती अभिन्न आहेत. हा शैवदर्शनाचा एक महत्वाचा मूलभूत सिद्धान्त आहे. काही वेदांती ब्रह्म आणि माया ही जोडगोळी एकमेकापासून वेगवेगळी दर्शवतात. ब्रह्म ते खरं आणि माया ती खोटी असा मायावाद्यांचा दावा असतो. शैवदर्शन मात्र तसे मानत नाही. शिव खरा आणि शक्तीही खरीच आहे. फरक एवढाच आहे की शिव हा निर्गुण आहे तर शक्ति ही सगुण आहे. चंद्र आणि चांदणे, ज्योत आणि प्रकाश हे जसे अभिन्न आहेत त्याचप्रमाणे शिव आणि शक्ति यांचे नाते आहे. शक्तीचा "नाथ" शिवच आहे. म्हणूनच शिव "शक्तिमान" अर्थात शक्तीला धारण करणारा आहे. या शक्तीच्या आधारानेच शिव संपूर्ण विश्वाचे संचलन करत असतो.
Posted On : Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:00:00 Z
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10 Tips For Better Time Management
Every now and then I come across software developers who keep complaining how difficult it is to find time to learn new things from their daily schedule. Although city life is quite busy more often than not people lack the will, energy and time management skills to deal with the situation. More often than not this lack of time is due to the fact that people poorly manage their time. They don't have any strategy to manage their time effectively. Here are my top 10 tips that can help you manage your time in a better way. If you apply the following tips you can manage your time in a better way than before. I am not going to give you any fancy charts or figures that mostly look nice on paper. I am going to share some practical tips that you can start using right now!
Posted On : 18 Apr 2014
Learning, Unlearning and ASP.NET
Software industry is one of the most dynamic industries to work with. Everyday something new comes up and you have no option but to learn it to be in the race. While learning is a commonly acquired skill by software developers, not many can acquire the unlearning abilities. My experience of training software developers tells me that this skill - unlearning - can dramatically affect your experience with a technology or tool you are learning.
Posted On : 08 Feb 2014
5 Tips to Remember What You Learn Better
As a software developer you need to remember tremendous amount of information. This information is in the form of language syntax, object models, programming concepts, business domain concepts and more. Many of my training participants express their desire to remember what they learn in a better way but often fail to do so due to some or the other reason. While there can't be a single best way to remember things better here I give some tips that work for many developers.
Posted On : 05 Sep 2013
Learn new technologies efficiently
As a software developer you need to deal with the rapidly changing IT industry and keeping yourself updated with the new technologies is one of the most important skills that you need to have. Sadly the fact is many developers find this task too daunting. A common complaint is there is so much to learn and deciding the right learning path is difficult. This task is made difficult further by the fact that new skills must be acquired in a timely manner. If you are too late to upgrade your skills you face the risk of missing good opportunities.
Posted On : 14 Aug 2013
Formal classroom training is still good for you
As an IT trainer I come in contact with dozens of .NET software developers, team leaders and managers. One common area where most of them struggle is - keeping themselves updated with the latest technology. Especially so when technology is quite new to them (say VB6 developer wanting to learn ASP.NET or a web forms developer wanting to learn MVC). While for software developers it may sound like a part of their job they find this task quite hard because they need to strike a balance between available time, personal life, and ongoing project pressures.
Posted On : 01 Aug 2013
ASP.NET Training in Thane
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.NET Knowledge Base
BinaryIntellect Knowledge Base is our comprehensive information repository that covers a wide range of topics including ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, C#, HTML5 and jQuery. Since its launched in the year 2000 thousands of developers all over the world have benefited from our articles, tutorials and source code projects. A must read resource for any ASP.NET developer. Click here to read more.

Ajapa Yoga
Ajapa Yoga is a classical yoga technique that combines breath awareness, mantra and focus to attain higher meditative states. In the process it also awakens the dormant energy called Kundalini Shakti in yoga. This website is in Marathi. Click here to know more.