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Tilak Rishi, born in India, has been working as a career corporate executive, after doing his MBA. Passionately pursuing his hobby for writing, he also remained a regular contributor to newspapers in India and the U.S. Many true happenings and characters he came across in life, including interaction with former president Bill Clinton, inspired Paradise Lost and Found, his first novel. A family saga, it starts from Kashmir, when this paradise on earth is lost for the tourists who thronged in thousands every year to enjoy its scenic splendor. Terrorists have turned it into one of the most dangerous places in the world. The family is not only a witness to the loss of this paradise, but also to another tragedy of much bigger magnitude. In the aftermath of the partition of India, along with millions uprooted from their homes in Pakistan, the family leaves behind all that it has in Lahore. Starting from a scratch on the difficult path to progress, it still has many joyful moments when along the way it makes a difference in many a life. The survival-to-success story climaxes in California where the family finds the paradise that was lost in Kashmir.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Work Is Workout!

Dear Amitji,

“Work is not worship it is a workout .. !
So said AB a short while ago on that birdie socialite medium maaa !! (DAY - 3048 (!))”

Sir, what you said may not have been appreciated by many or  not understood by them, but for my son Alok and his cousin Arjun it is literally true. Their two years of hard work for day and night at last ended up in inventing  Khaylo Workout, the world’s first Personal Trainer Assistant for the iPhone. Personal trainers can create workouts, send workouts to clients, and monitor workouts in real-time. Users receive workouts from personal trainers and voice guides the user through the workout. As the workout is performed, the app automatically detects and tracks each activity and updates the personal trainer on the user's progress. Khaylo Workout detects exercises, cardio machine, and cardio activities.
The app displays 1) Steps and 2) Heart Rate (BPM) in the Timeline. Automatically detects cardio activities such as Walking, Running and Cycling and provides real time coaching and stats as the activity is in progress. Calculates calories burned for any exercise/cardio activity it tracks.

Apple has highly appreciated  the Khaylo workout application and integrated it with the Apple Health App/HealthKit:
Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated: Aug 02, 2016
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Improved exercise detection.
  • Listen to music while working out.
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

However, Alok is too humble and shy to take credit for his patented invention and is happy to pass on the honor to Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied last for Master of Science and Software Management:

"The MS-SM program served as the training ground and launchpad for my first start-up, Yuntech. It helped me navigate the complex triad of technology, business, and people challenges in starting a tech company. Building a product at lightning speed, while raising funds, forming the team, finding and serving customers, fending competitors...requires a strange mix of delusion and foolhardiness. This is where the program's 'learn by doing' approach fused principals from multiple disciplines and brought real-world experiences from faculty, entrepreneurs, VC's, lending confidence and de-mystifying the 'startup' ecosystem for me. Every aspiring entrepreneur should take a close look at this unique program... before stepping out into the melee and magic of Silicon Valley."
Alok Rishi (MS SM '09)
Co-Founder & CTO, Khaylo Inc.”
  • CMU Magazine - Alumni Testimonials
Of course, we, as his parents, feel proud and happy on the well earned honor and achievement of Alok and his cousin Arjun. God bless all parents to see their children achieve great success in their career, as nothing can bring more happiness and honor for parents than  their children making them proud with their achievements.

With regards and best wishes

Tilak Rishi


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