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AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS Kishore Channabasavaiah, a Distinguished Engineer in the area of Smarter Planet Advanced Analytics Solutions at IBM, International Business Machines was recently named as IBM’s Master Inventor for a term of three years. The role of a Master Inventor is both an honor and an important responsibility reserved for IBM's leading inventors. The talents, insights, and contributions of these inventors are not only exemplary, but are critical for IBM's continued leadership and growth in Intellectual Property (IP). Kishore’s contributions include mentoring aspiring inventors, participating in the IP creation process, working with IP Law on the development and maintenance of IBM's IP portfolio, and being involved in other activities that contribute to the overall IP process. IBM Master Inventor Award   Winner 

The designation as a Master Inventor is a recognition of his hard work, dedication, and significant technical accomplishments. We would like to wish Mr. Channabasavaiah congratulations and future success!!

”I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident. They came by work” – Thomas A. Edison

Fighting the Reflection? It was the final round of the Boys 13-17 Advanced Sparring Section of the Illinois Shotokan Karate Club tournament held on Sunday, February 10, 2013. All the participants had fought hard, but only two remained in the battle for the first place trophy. The judge looked up to see who the final two were and blinked in surprise. It seemed to be two of the same person! Was he seeing things? Nope, the judge was perfectly sane. The combatants for first place in sparring just happened to be fraternal twins, Eshwar and Chiranth Kishore, who looked pretty identical in matching karate gees and purple belts. As if it wasn’t bad enough that they looked alike, most of their moves were alike, too!

Eshwar & Chiranth at the Illinois Shotokan Karate Club Tournament

Some plays gave the vision of one person sparring his reflection. The judge struggled to figure out whom to award what point to, but the poor guy tried his best. That is, until one twin accidentally committed a penalty by knocking the other’s head back. The judge had no idea which twin it was! (it was Chiranth, but shhhh!) So, the penalty was annulled. Interestingly enough, it was also Chiranth who finally won the match, bringing home a 1st place trophy in sparring. He also won a 2nd place in Kata and a 3rd place in Kihon (Basics). Eshwar won a 1st place in Kihon (Basics), a 2nd place in Sparring, and a 3rd in Kata. It was truly a successful day for the twins and an entertaining one for everyone watching! All the same, our hearty congratulations to Eshwar and Chiranth.

Nikhil Wins computerized accounting competition Nikhil Shiva won the State competition for computerized accounting and will be going to Nationals in May in Orlando . He also got a medal for financial math and analysis competition. This was done through Business Professional of America for all high school students. Hearty Congratulations to Nikhil and let us all wish him more success in the future!

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Dindima:Jan-Mar 2013  

Dindima:Jan-Mar 2013 (Vol.7 ~ Issue 1) ● A quarterly newsletter of Vidyaranya Kannada Kuta