Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Enjoy Your Present

It will take just 30 seconds to read this and change your thinking.



Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.



One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.

His bed was next to the room ' s only window.



The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.



The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.



Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.



The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.




The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.




As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.



One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man could not hear the band - he could see it in his mind ' s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.



Days, weeks and months passed.



One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.



As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.



Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.



It faced a blank wall.



The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.



The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you."



Epilogue:



There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.



Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.



If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can ' t buy.



"Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present."

Monday, October 22, 2007

Job Interview Question-Answer

When you walk in the room, the very first impression you make on the interviewer can have a great influence on the rest of the interview. It is important that you introduce yourself, shake hands, and are friendly.




The first question is often a "breaking the ice" (establish a rapport) type of question. Don't be surprised if the interviewer asks you something like: How are you today? Did you have any trouble finding us? What do you think of the weather lately?



Don't be surprised by the friendly tone. The interviewer wants to put you at ease (help you relax). Answer the question without going into too much detail. The language you use should be simple but polite.



Talking about your experience and credentials (qualifications) is the most important part of any job interview. Your qualifications include your education from High School on and any special training you may have done in the past. Your experience is any work that you have done that is directly or indirectly related to the job you are applying for.



Work experience is by far the most important topic of any job interview (at least in the United States and Britain). Therefore, it is important to explain what experience you have in detail. Generally, employers want to know exactly what you did and how well you accomplished your tasks. This is not the time to be modest. Be confident, and talk freely about your accomplishments in past employment, if any.



Most importantly, you will need to demonstrate your qualifications and skills, which are required for the job you are applying for. The job skills that you have acquired in the past may not have been for the same exact job. Therefore, it is important to show how the capabilities you do have relate to the job you are applying for.



You have a few minutes only to show how good you really are. By using the precise sentences and being confident can help you make the best impression possible. Here are some typical questions and suggested answers:



Tell me about yourself: What the hiring manager really wants is a quick, two- to three-minute snapshot of whom you are and why you’re the best candidate for this position.



What is your long-range objective? The key is to focus on your achievable objectives and what you are doing to reach those objectives. Then go on to show by your examples what you are doing to reach your goals and objectives.



How has your education prepared you for your career? This is a broad question and you need to focus on the behavioral examples in your educational background which specifically align to the required competencies for the career. Focus on behavioral examples supporting the key competencies for the career. Then ask if they would like to hear more examples.



Are you a team player? Emphasize teamwork behavioral examples and focus on your openness to diversity of backgrounds. Talk about the strength of the team above the individual. And note that this question may be used as a lead in to questions around how you handle conflict within a team, so be prepared.



What is your greatest weakness? Talk about a true weakness and show what you are doing to overcome it.



If I were to ask your boss or professors to describe you, what would they say? Ask any prior bosses or professors in advance. And if they’re willing to provide a positive reference, ask them for a letter of recommendation. So be prepared in advance with your letters of recommendation.



What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have? It is suggested that you focus on two issues: Leadership and Vision. Then give an example of someone who has touched your life and how their impact has helped in your personal development


Phone Interview

Employers use telephone interviews as a way of identifying and recruiting candidates for employment. Phone interviews are often used to screen candidates in order to narrow the pool of applicants who will be invited for in-person interviews. They are also used as way to minimize the expenses involved in interviewing out-of-town candidates.



While you're actively job searching, it's important to be prepared for a phone interview on a moment's notice. You never know when a recruiter or a networking contact might call and ask if you have a few minutes to talk.



Prepare for a phone interview just as you would for a regular interview. Compile a list of your strengths and weaknesses, as well as a list of answers to typical interview questions. In addition, plan on being prepared for a phone conversation about your background and skills.



Keep your resume in clear view, on the top of your desk, or tape it to the wall near the phone, so it's at your fingertips when you need to answer questions. Have a short list of your accomplishments available to review. Have a pen and paper handy for note taking. Turn call-waiting off so your call isn't interrupted. If the time isn't convenient, ask if you could talk at another time and suggest some alternatives. Clear the room - evict the kids and the pets. Turn off the stereo and the TV. Close the door.



Talking on the phone isn't as easy as it seems. I've always found it's helpful to practice. Have a friend or family member conduct a mock interview and tape record it so you can see how you sound over the phone. Any cassette recorder will work. You'll be able to hear your "ums" and "uhs" and "Okays" and you can practice reducing them from your conversational speech. Also rehearse answers to those typical questions you'll be asked.



During the Phone Interview, don't smoke, chew gum, eat, or drink. Do keep a glass of water handy, in case you need to wet your mouth. Smile. Smiling will project a positive image to the listener and will change the tone of your voice. Speak slowly and enunciate clearly. Use the person's title (Mr. or Ms. and their last name.) Only use a first name if they ask you to. Don't interrupt the interviewer. Take your time - it's perfectly acceptable to take a moment or two to collect your thoughts. Give short answers.



Remember your goal is to set-up a face-to-face interview. After you thank the interviewer ask if it would be possible to meet in person.



After the Interview, take notes about what you were asked and how you answered. Remember to say "thank you." Follow with a thank you note which reiterates your interest in the job.


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Interview Tips

Your resume has landed you a job interview and now you must make the most of a "face-to-face" meeting to land the role. The editor of careerone.com.au Kate Southam has some practical pointers on getting interview-ready.



Being as prepared as possible is the key to success in the interview game.




Research


Visit the prospective employer's website and browse through the "About Us," "Employment," "Careers," "Our People," and "Media" or "News" sections. The State Library and other large public reference libraries will be able to provide newspaper clippings on a given company so it might be worth a visit. An annual report can also be a great source of information and can be picked up from the reception desk of the company you are interviewing with. Again, State Libraries keep the annual reports of government organisations as well as a number of publicly listed companies. If you are going through a recruitment firm, your consultant should be only too happy (and impressed) to help you do your homework.






Rehearse


Rehearsing with a friend or family member is a great way to soothe pre-interview nerves. In fact, do it! It will not only build confidence and communication skills but will also help you get your thoughts straight. Your rehearsal partner can tell you if you're speaking too quickly, if your sentences are too long or your answers hard to follow. Rehearse again and again until you feel your answers are flowing. Oh, and don't get mad at your rehearsal partner when they raise improvement points. They're on your side, remember?






Use the "behavioural interviewing" technique


This is where the question requires the interviewee to provide an actual example from their work or life experience. Questions will start with words such as "Tell me about a time when..." or "Give me an example of ...". The technique is built on the theory that best predictor of future performance is past performance.


I have prepared a detailed article on this technique so use the Ask Kate link if you want a copy. I have also written a separate article on how to answer the dreaded "strength/weakness" question.






Pre-interview check


Before the interview, find out the name and title of each and every person you will be meeting with. Memorise the names. Again, your recruitment consultant should provide these. If you are dealing directly with the company, it's perfectly acceptable to ask its HR department to provide these details.






Appearance


Take extra care with your appearance. Ensure your clothes are clean and well ironed. Check for stains, stray threads and loose buttons. Avoid visual distractions such as loud ties, chipped nail polish, heavy make up, sheer fabrics, heavy ear rings, jewellry that jangles, overpowering fragrances and unwashed hair or hair that flops into your eyes or needs constant pushing back.






Feeling good


On the morning of the interview, go for a walk or spend some time doing stretches. You will breathe deeply, which will help you relax, have better posture and therefore look the part of the successful candidate. On the way to the interview, walk tall and smile. Strangers will smile back at you and the receptionist at the interview firm will be nice to you. By the time you hit the interview, you'll feel good. Remember, some butterflies in the stomach are okay. Fear and excitement both cause butterflies so tell yourself those flutters are excitement.






During the interview


Don't say anything negative about a past employer.

Don't interrupt anyone.

Keep your answers relatively short and to the point. If the interviewer wants more information, he or she will ask for it. By the same token, try to avoid answering with just a "yes" or "no".

Maintain good eye contact. If there is more than one person at the interview, talk to both or all of them - no matter how junior or seemingly incidental.

Prepare something for when you are invited to ask questions. Two to three questions is enough. Sound questions could include who you will be reporting to, questions about the team you would be joining, career path options, projects you could be working on. Salary and benefit questions are best saved up until you have ultimate bargaining power - at the very least, second interview stage. The point of ultimate power is the time between being offered the job and accepting it.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Facts that are never True!!!!!!!

Facts that we never knew !!



Interesting !!

Read On !! :)



· Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.




· The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.





· Our eyes remain the same size from birth onward, but our nose and ears never stop growing.





· You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.





· A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.





· Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.





· Mona Lisa had no eyebrows.





· When the moon is directly overhead, you weigh slightly less.





· Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never telephoned his wife or mother because they were both deaf.





· "I Am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.





· Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries because Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."


A Beautiful Love Story

From the very beginning, girl's family objected
strongly on her dating this guy, saying that it has
got to do with family background, & that the girl will
have to suffer for the rest of her life if she were to
be with him.




Due to family's pressure, the couple quarreled very
often. Though the girl loved the guy deeply, she
always asked him: "How deep is your love for me?"




As the guy is not good with his words, this often
caused the girl to be very upset. With that & the
family's pressure, the gal often vents her anger on
him. As for him? he only endured it in silence.




After a couple of years, the guy finally graduated &
decided to further his studies overseas. Before
leaving, he proposed to the gal: "I'm not very good
with words. But all I know is that I love you. If you
allow me, I will take care of you for the rest of my
life. As for your family, I'll try my best to talk
them round. Will you marry me?"




The girl agreed, & with the guy's determination, the
family finally gave in & agreed to let them get
married. So before he left, they got engaged.




The gal went out to the working society, whereas the
guy was overseas, continuing his studies. They sent
their love through emails & phone calls. Though it was
hard, but both never thought of giving up.




One day, while the gal was on her way to work, she
was knocked down by a car that lost control. When she
woke up, she saw her parents beside her bed. She
realized that she was badly injured. Seeing her mum
cry, she wanted to comfort her. But she realized that
all that could come out of her mouth was just a sigh.
She had lost her voice?.




The doctor says that the impact on her brain has
caused her to lose her voice. Listening to her
parents' comfort, but with nothing coming out from
her, she broke down. During the stay in hospital,
besides silent cry. it's still just silent cry that
accompanied her.




Upon reaching home, everything seems
to be the same. Except for the ringing tone of the
phone which pierced into her heart every time it rang.
She does not wish to let the guy know & not wanting to
be a burden to him, she wrote a letter to him saying
that she does not wish to wait any longer.




With that, she sent the ring back to him. In return,
the guy sent millions & millions of reply and
countless phone calls. all the gal could do besides
crying is still crying?. The parents decided to move
away, hoping that she could eventually forget
everything & be happy.




With a new environment, the gal learnt sign language
& started a new life.




Telling herself everyday that she must forget the
guy. One day, her friend came & told her that he's
back. She asked her friend not to let him know what
happened to her. Since then, there wasn't anymore news
of him.




A year has passed & her friend came with an envelope,
containing an invitation card for the guy's wedding.
The gal was shattered. When she opened the letter, she
saw her name on it instead. When she was about to ask
her friend what was going on, she saw the guy standing
in front of her?.




He used sign language to tell her, "I've spent a year
to learn sign language. Just to let you know that I've
not forgotten our promise. Let me have the chance to
be your voice. I Love You." With that, he slipped the
ring back into her finger. The gal finally
smiled??




Treat every relationship as if it's the last one,
then you'll know how to give.




Treat every moment as if it's the last day, then
you'll know how to Treasure.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ask Yourself

Important questions to ask yourself.



1. Do you make promises or commitments?


2. Do you make friends before you need them?


3. Do you have a strong will or a strong won’t?


4. The last times you failed, did you stop trying because u failed or you failed because u stopped trying?


5. What is it like to be my friend?


6. Are you making a living or a life?


7. Do you risk enough to exercise your faith on God?


8. Do you say our Father on Sunday and act like orphan on weekdays?


9. Does failure discourage or brings determinations?


10. Do you exist or do you live?


11. Is God your hope or an excuse?


12. What dominates you day?


13. How may happy selfish do you know?


14. How many people do you know who became successful at something they hate?


15. What force is more powerful than Love?


16. What is your most prevailing thought?


17. Are you running from something or to something?


18. Who is that person you need to forgive?


19. What impossible thing you believe and are planning for?


20. What is one things that you can do for someone else who has no opportunity to repay you?

Quotes in Praise of India



1. Will Durant, American historian: "India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe's languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all".



2. Mark Twain, American author: "India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only."



3. Albert Einstein, American scientist: "We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made."



4. Max Mueller, German scholar: If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.



5. Romain Rolland, French scholar : "If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India."



6. Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA: "India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border."



7. Mark Twain: "So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked."



8. Keith Bellows, VP - National Geographic Society : "There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won̢۪t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds... I had been seeing the world in black & white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor."



9. Mark Twain: "India has two million gods, and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire."



10. A Rough Guide to India: "It is impossible not to be astonished by India. Nowhere on Earth does humanity present itself in such a dizzying, creative burst of cultures and religions, races and tongues. Enriched by successive waves of migration and marauders from distant lands, every one of them left an indelible imprint which was absorbed into the Indian way of life. Every aspect of the country presents itself on a massive, exaggerated scale, worthy in comparison only to the superlative mountains that overshadow it. It is this variety which provides a breathtaking ensemble for experiences that is uniquely Indian. Perhaps the only thing more difficult than to be indifferent to India would be to describe or understand India completely. There are perhaps very few nations in the world with the enormous variety that India has to offer. Modern day India represents the largest democracy in the world with a seamless picture of unity in diversity unparalleled anywhere else."


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Can Water go Bad

Many people store water for emergencies like hurricanes and power failures. This is especially true in rural areas where drinking water comes from private wells. These wells are useless unless there is power to run the pump. If you are trying to store water safely, today's question is a great one!



It turns out that there are two ways for water to go bad. You can easily demonstrate the first way by filling a bucket with tap water and leaving it on the back porch for several days. After about a week, you will find that the water in the bucket contains mosquito larvae, algae and various other life forms, none of which you would want to be drinking. From this experiment, you can easily decide that storing water in an open container is a bad idea unless you have a plan to purify it when you need to drink it. Storing water in a closed container works no better if the water that you place in the container is contaminated in some way with bacteria or algae. You need to put pure water in a clean container and then process it in some way to eliminate bacterial contamination. You can process the water with heat just like you do when canning, or use a chemical like chlorine or iodine.




The second way for water to become unfit for drinking is for something to leach out of the container into the water. As an extreme example, imagine what would happen if you were to store water in a lead container. Lead would leach into the water and make it poisonous. The container you use needs to be made from a food grade material in order to avoid leaching problems. Glass, stainless steel and some plastics are food grade.



One easy way to store water is to buy purified drinking water in gallon plastic jugs at the grocery store. This water is inexpensive, free of bacterial contamination and is sealed in a food-grade container. You can store this water indefinitely.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

How Electronic Ink Will Work


With a world full of monitors and electronic displays made with liquid crystals, light-emitting diodes and gas plasma, you probably don't think of paper as being a revolutionary display technology, but the Chinese invention of paper in 105 A.D. forever changed the way the world communicates. Without it, books might still be printed on silk scrolls that only the wealthy could afford, making literacy a rare skill.



Look around you: It would be nearly impossible to live one day without coming into contact with paper in some form. This year, the world will consume an estimated 280 million tons of paper, according to the National Association of Paper Merchants in England. That is equal to 56 trillion sheets of letter-size 20-pound bond paper. (See this question of the day on paper weight.)



For nearly 2,000 years, ink on paper was the only way to display words and images, and it still beats computer displays when it comes to portability and price. Paper also doesn't require an external power supply. Yet it does have some limitations: Once you've printed words on paper, those words cannot be changed without at least leaving some marks, and it is also difficult to carry around a large number of books.



Scientists are now close to developing a revolutionary technology that could replace paper, called electronic ink!




Making Electronic Ink


Two companies are simultaneously developing similar electronic inks -- E Ink of Cambridge, MA, and Xerox in Palo Alto, CA. At first glance, a bottle of electronic ink looks just like regular ink, but a closer examination shows something much different. Although the two companies' products vary slightly, here are the three components of both electronic inks that give them the ability to rearrange upon command:

--Millions of tiny microcapsules or cavities

--An ink or oily substance filling the microcapsules or cavities

--Pigmented chips or balls with a negative charge floating inside the microcapsule

Electronic ink can be applied to the same materials that regular ink can be printed on. In the case of a digital book, the pages would be made out of some kind of ultra-thin plastic. The ink would cover the entire page, separated by cells that resemble the cells on graph paper. Think of these cells as pixels on your computer screen, with each cell wired to microelectronics embedded in this plastic sheet. These microelectronics would then be used to apply a positive or negative charge to the microcapsules to create the desired text or images.


Xerox and E Ink are using different techniques to develop their electronic inks. To help people understand how E Ink's technology works, the company compares the millions of microcapsules inside the ink to clear beach balls. Each of these beach balls is filled with hundreds of tiny, white ping-pong balls. And instead of air, the beach ball is filled with a blue dye. If you looked at the top of this beach ball, you would see the ping-pong balls floating in the liquid, and the beach ball would appear white. But if you looked at the bottom of the ball, it would appear blue.



Now, if you were to take thousands of these beach balls and lay them out on a field, and make the ping-pong balls move between the top and bottom of the beach balls, you could make the field change color. That's the principle behind E Ink's product.






In reality, these microcapsules are only 100 microns wide, and roughly 100,000 microcapsules can fit into a square inch of paper. In each of those microcapsules there are hundreds of smaller pigmented chips. In prototypes, E Ink is currently working with white chips and blue ink, but it is working to develop other color inks that could lead to multicolor displays.



When an electrical charge is applied to the microcapsules, the chips will either rise to the top or be pulled to the bottom. When pushed to the top, the chips make the capsules look white; when they are pulled to the bottom, the viewer only sees the dark ink. Patterns of white and dark can then be created to form words and sentences.



Xerox is working on its own version of electronic ink, called electronic paper, which it first developed in the 1970s. However, instead of using paint chips floating in a dark liquid, it has produced microscopic balls that are black on one side and white on the other. Similar to E Ink's technology, these microscopic balls respond to an electrical charge, which rotates the ball from black to white to produce patterns on a page. To produce pages for digital books, Xerox is developing rubber sheets in which these microscopic balls will be suspended in an oily liquid.



One of the obstacles in developing a digital book out of electronic ink has been wiring the pages to create an electrical charge while still maintaining a paper-thin page. In this aspect, E Ink has taken the lead in developing digital books by signing an agreement with Lucent Technologies that would give E Ink the rights to use plastic transistors developed by Lucent. These tiny transistors can be printed onto a page to provide the adequate charge needed to switch the E Ink chips from one color to another.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Mathematical Joke

How did little Stuart know that he is gonna fail

even if he studies or not????????

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Fifty Standard Interview Questions

Here are some of the standard questions that you can expect in the Interview!!!



Tell me about yourself.



What do you want to do with your life?



Do you have any actual work experience?



How would you describe your ideal job?



Why did you choose this career?



When did you decide on this career?



What goals do you have in your career?



How do you plan to achieve these goals?



How do you evaluate success?



Describe a situation in which you were successful.



What do you think it takes to be successful in this career?



What accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction in your life?



If you had to live your life over again, what would you change?



Would your rather work with information or with people?



Are you a team player?



What motivates you?



Why should I hire you?



Are you a goal-oriented person?



Tell me about some of your recent goals and what you did to achieve them.



What are your short-term goals?



What is your long-range objective?



What do you see yourself doing five years from now?



Where do you want to be ten years from now?



Do you handle conflict well?



Have you ever had a conflict with a boss or professor? How did you resolve it?



What major problem have you had to deal with recently?



Do you handle pressure well?



What is your greatest strength?



What is your greatest weakness?



If I were to ask one of your professors to describe you, what would he or she say?



Why did you choose to attend your college?



What changes would you make at your college?



How has your education prepared you for your career?



What were your favorite classes? Why?



Do you enjoy doing independent research?



Who were your favorite professors? Why?



Why is your GPA not higher?



Do you have any plans for further education?



How much training do you think you'll need to become a productive employee?



What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have?



Why do you want to work in the _____ industry?



What do you know about our company?



Why are you interested in our company?



Do you have any location preferences?



How familiar are you with the community that we're located in?



Will you relocate? In the future?



Are you willing to travel? How much?



Is money important to you?



How much money do you need to make to be happy?



What kind of salary are you looking for?



Don't just read these questions--practice and rehearse the answers. Don't let the company interview be the first time you have actually formulated an answer in spoken words. It is not enough to think about them in your head--practice! Sit down with a friend, a significant other, or your roommate (an especially effective critic, given the amount of preparation to date) and go through all of the questions. Make the most of every single interview opportunity by being fully prepared!

Verbal (100 Questions)

Verbal


1. Depreciation: deflation, depression, devaluation, fall, slump

2. Deprecate : feel and express disapproval,

3. Incentive : thing one encourages one to do (stimulus)

4. Echelon : level of authority or responsibility

5. Innovation : make changes or introduce new things

6. Intermittent : externally stopping and then starting

7. Detrimental: harmful

8. Conciliation : make less angry or more friendly

9. Orthodox: conventional or traditional, superstitious

10. Fallible : liable to error

11. Volatile : ever changing

12. Manifest: clear and obvious

13. Connotation : suggest or implied meaning of expression

14. Reciprocal: reverse or opposite

15. Agrarian : related to agriculture

16. Vacillate : undecided or dilemma

17. Expedient : fitting proper, desirable

18. Simulate : produce artificially resembling an existing one.

19. Access : to approach

20. Compensation: salary

21. Truncate : shorten by cutting

22. Adherence : stick

23. Heterogeneous: non similar things

24. Surplus : excessive

25. Assess : determine the amount or value

26. Cognizance : knowledge

27. Retrospective : review

28. Naive : innocent, rustic

29. Equivocate : tallying on both sides, lie, mislead

30. Postulate : frame a theory

31. Latent : dormant, secret

32. Fluctuation : wavering,

33. Eliminate : to reduce

34. Affinity : strong liking

35. Expedite : hasten

36. Console : to show sympathy

37. Adversary : opposition

38. Affable : lovable or approachable

39. Decomposition : rotten

40. Agregious : apart from the crowd, especially bad

41. Conglomeration: group, collection

42. Aberration: deviation

43. Augury : prediction

44. Creditability : ability to common belief, quality of being credible

45. Coincident: incidentally

46. Constituent : accompanying

47. Differential : having or showing or making use of

48. Litigation : engaging in a law suit

49. Moratorium: legally or officially determined period of delay before

fulfillment of the agreement of paying of debts.

50. Negotiate : discuss or bargain

51. Preparation : act of preparing

52. Preponderant : superiority of power or quality

53. Relevance : quality of being relevant

54. Apparatus : appliances

55. Ignorance : blindness, in experience

56. Obsession: complex enthusiasm

57. precipitate : speed, active

58. corroborative: refutable

59. obnoxious : harmless

60. sanction: hinder

61. empirical: experimental

62. aborigine: emigrant

63. corpulent : emaciated

64. officious: pragmate

65. Agitator : Firebrand :: Renegade : Turncoat

66. Burst : Sound :: Tinder : Fire

67. Star : cluster :: Tree : clump

68. Piston : Cylinder :: elevator : shaft

69. Mitigate : punishment :: commute : sentence

70. Erudite : scholar :: illiterate : ignorant

71. Fire : Ashes :: explosion : debris

72. mason : wall :: Author : Book

73. Fire : Ashes :: Event : memories

74. (a) cheerleaders : pompoms

(b) audience:seats

(c) team:goalposts

(d) conductor:podium

(e) referee:decision


Ans. (a)


75. archipelago:islands::


(a) arbor:bower

(b) garden:flower

(c) mountain:valley

(d) sand:dune

(e) constellation:star

Ans. (a)



76. crow:boastful ::


(a) smirk:witty

(b) conceal:s;y

(c) pout:sulky

(d) blush:coarse

(e) bluster:unhappy


Ans. (a)


77. bracket:shelf ::


(a) hammer:anvil

(b) girder:rivet

(c) strut:rafter

(d) valve:pipe

(e) bucket:well


Ans. (a)


78. taxonomy:classification ::


(a) etymology:derivation

(b) autonomy:authorization

(c) economy:rationalization

(d) tautology:justification

(e) ecology:urbanisation


Ans. (a)


79. moderator:debate ::


(a) legislator:election

(b) chef:banquet

(c) auditor:lecture

(d) conspirator:plot

(e) umpire:game


Ans. (a)


80. glossary:words ::


(a) catalogue:dates

(b) atlas:maps

(c) almanac:synonyms

(d) thesaurus:rhymes

(e) lexicon:numbers


Ans. (a)


81. lumber: bear ::


(a) roost:hen

(b) bray:donkey

(c) waddle:goose

(d) swoop:hawk

(e) chirp:sparrow


Ans. (a)


82. celerity:snail ::


(a) indolence:sloth

(b) cunning:weasel

(c) curiosity:cat

(d) humility:peacock

(e) obstinacy:mule


Ans. (a)


83. wood:sand ::


(a) coal:burn

(b) brick:lay

(c) oil:polish

(d) metal:burnish

(e) stone:quarry


Ans. (a)


84. carpenter:saw ::


(a) stenographer:typist

(b) painter:brush

(c) lawyer:brief

(d) runner:sneakers

(e) seamstress:scissors


Ans. (a)


85. horns:bull ::


(a) mane:lion

(b) wattles:turkey

(c) antlers:stag

(d) hooves:horse

(e) wings:eagle


Ans. (a)


86. gullible:duped ::


(a) credible:cheated

(b) careful:cautioned

(c) malleable:moulded

(d) myopic:mislead

(e) articulate:silenced


Ans. (a)


87. marathon:stamina ::


(a) relay:independence

(b) hurdle:perseverance

(c) sprint:celerity

(d) job:weariness

(e) ramble:directness


Ans. (a)


88. Skin:man ::


(a) hide:animal

(b) jump:start

(c) peel:potato

(d) eat:food

(e) wool:cloth


Ans. (a)


89. Bamboo:Shoot ::


(a) Bean:Sprout

(b) Peas:Pod

(c) Potato:Eye

(d) Carrot:Root

(e) Leaf:Stem


Ans. (a)


90. Deflect:Missile ::


(a) Siege:Castle

(b) Distract:Attraction

(c) Protect:Honour

(d) Drop:Catch

(e) Score:Goal


Ans. (a)


91. Editor:magazine ::


(a) captain:ship

(b) actor:movie

(c) director:film

(d) player:team

(e) jockey:horse


Ans. (a)


92. Volcano : Lava ::


(a) Fault:earthquate

(b) crack:wall

(c) tunnel:dig

(d) water:swim

(e) floor:polish


Ans. (a)


93. Disregarded

(a) heed

(b) hopeful

(c) evade

(d) dense

Ans. (a)


94. Obviate

(a) becloud

(b) necessitate

(c) rationalize

(d) execute

Ans. (b)


95. Superficial

(a) profound

(b) exaggerated

(c) subjective

(d) spirited

Ans. (a)


96. chief : tribe :: governer : state

97. epaulette : shoulder :: tiara : head

98. guttural : throat :: gastric : stomach

99. inept : clever :: languid : active

100. Erudite : scholar :: illiterate : ignorant

Candles for Guns


The lit candle is the new social weapon of the middle class.Candles for jessica shot down for refusing a drink,candles for mehar bhargava shot down for protesting against eve-teasers.Outrage against blatant and heinous crime.Outrage against bloated immunity.Housewives, college kids,page 3 types spilling onto the streets with placards and slogans. we want justice.clean the system.unprecedented in Delhi,everyone has been saying.unprecedednted in lucknow.




Mapped against the heroic sit-ins of medha patekar and the displaced narmada valley:the desperate padyatra of bhopal's gas victims stll fighting 22 years later:Irom Sharmila,forcibly kept alive by the state,tubes thrust down her throat,the lit candle might seem a bit of a dilettante affair.As protest weapons go.litlle more than a nail file.



but one cannot be too cynical about thsi gathering stir.fashionabale as it might seem,or vulnerably flickering,this is surely the awakening of conscience,the slow self recognition of a civil society.the middle class is turning on its own lumpen,demanding accountability.And one's backyard is always a good place to start.
This is a class that has habitually dismissed the warriors.

Brinda Karat? Oh,She's a headline monger,always breaking barricades and her bones to catch the camera(Willingly breaking one's own bones???)

Medha patekar?just a chronic,media hungry petrel.

arundhati roy?ha,just shrill and pretty mobile republic.

Kiran bedi?megalomaniac

irom sharmila?who?

Ck Jaanu?Yaar,where are the feel good stories?




Now,in a curious kickback,the middle class is being recast in the mould it had scorned.it has not yet grown the stomach to sit in bleaching heat and rain,break barricades and bones,embrace jail or sustain a fight over 23 years.Not yet the stomach to withstand brutal police fire with mere bows and arrows.Or even to continue the candle vigil after the cameras are switched off.but it has tasted power f its own voice.amidst the flood of filmfare awards and miss indias and malls and ekta kpoor serials,it finds itself washed slightly off course on the tip of a different wave.And is surprised by its impact.



The riptide will surely set in .the flood will come back to claim its own.the middle class will return to its malls.there will be the inevitable murmurs:nothing ever happens.



Still,the events of the last couple of months is a bit like mobile telephony.They have left an indelible stamp.watching tis attack of conscience beamed across myriad TV channels,the middle class has been critically altered.The candles have sown their wind.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Inside a CELL PHONE!!!!

On a "complexity per cubic inch" scale, cell phones are some of the most intricate devices people use on a daily basis. Modern cell phones can process millions of calculations per second in order to compress and decompress the voice stream. If you have read "How Cell Phones Work", you know that they can transmit and receive on hundreds of FM channels, switching channels in sync with base stations as the phone moves between cells.



If you ever take a cell phone apart you will find that it contains just a few individual parts:


-A microscopic microphone

-A speaker

-An LCD or plasma display

-A keyboard not unlike the one we saw in a TV remote control

-An antenna

-A battery


-An amazing circuit board containing the guts of the phone


The circuit board is the heart of the system.

Here is one from a typical Ericsson cell phone:





In this picture several of the components are identified. Starting from the left you the see the Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog conversion chips. You can learn more about A-to-D and D-to-A conversion and its importance to digital audio in How CDs Work. The DSP is a "Digital Signal Processor" -- a highly customized processor designed to perform signal manipulation calculations at high speed. This DSP is rated at about 40 MIPS (Millions of Instructions per Second) and handles all the signal compression and decompression. The microprocessor (Ericsson phones use an ASIC version of the Z-80) and memory handle all of the housekeeping chores for the keyboard and display, deal with command and control signaling with the base station and also coordinate the rest of the functions on the board. The RF and power section handles power management and recharging and also deals with the hundreds of FM channels. Finally the RF (Radio Frequency) amplifiers handle signals in and out of the antenna.



What is amazing is that all of that functionality -- which only 30 years ago would have filled the entire floor of an office building -- now fits into a package that sits comfortably in the palm of your hand.

Difference between a fluorescent light and a neon light

A neon light is the sort of light you see used in advertising signs. These signs are made of long, narrow glass tubes, and these tubes are often bent into all sorts of shapes. The tube of a neon light can spell out a word, for example. These tubes emit light in different colors.



A fluorescent light, on the other hand, is most often a long, straight tube that produces white light. You see fluorescent lights in offices, stores and some home fixtures.



The idea behind a neon light is simple. Inside the glass tube there is a gas like neon, argon or krypton at low pressure. At both ends of the tube there are metal electrodes. When you apply a high voltage to the electrodes, the neon gas ionizes, and electrons flow through the gas. These electrons excite the neon atoms and cause them to emit light that we can see. Neon emits red light when energized in this way. Other gases emit other colors.



A fluorescent light works on a similar idea but it has an extra step. Inside a fluorescent light is low-pressure mercury vapor. When ionized, mercury vapor emits ultraviolet light. Human eyes are not sensitive to ultraviolet light (although human skin is -- see How Sunburns and Sun Tans Work!). Therefore, the inside of a fluorescent light is coated with a phosphor. A phosphor is a substance that can accept energy in one form (for example, energy from a high-speed electron as in a TV tube -- see How Television Works) and emit the energy in the form of visible light. In a fluorescent lamp, the phosphor accepts the energy of ultraviolet photons and emits visible photons.



The light we see from a fluorescent tube is the light given off by the phosphor that coats the inside of the tube (the phosphor fluoresces when energized, hence the name). The light of a neon tube is the colored light that the neon atoms give off directly.

How much power does a small transformer consume if it is plugged in but not doing anything?


Tons of products use transformers. Walk around your home and you probably see them everywhere. In my house, I found them attached to my printer, scanner, speakers, answering machine, cordless phone, electric screwdriver, electric drill, baby monitor, clock radio, camcorder… You get the idea. A typical home probably has five to 10 of these little transformers plugged into the wall at any given time.



It turns out that these transformers consume power whenever they are plugged into the wall, whether they are connected to a device or not. They also waste power when powering a device.



If you have ever felt one and it was warm, that is wasted energy turned to heat. The power consumption is not large -- on the order of 1 to 5 watts per transformer. But it does add up. Let's say that you have 10 of them, and they consume 5 watts each. That means that 50 watts are being wasted constantly. If a kilowatt-hour costs a dime in your area, that means you are spending a dime every 20 hours. That's about $44 every year down the drain. Or, think of it this way -- there are roughly 100 million households in the United States. If each household wastes 50 watts on these transformers, that's a total of 5 billion watts. As a nation, that's half a million dollars wasted every hour, or $4,380,000,000 wasted every year! Think of what you could do with 4 billion dollars…



Where these small loads really take a toll is in remote locations powered by things like solar cells and wind generators. In these systems, you are paying something on the order of $10 to $20 per watt (once you add up the cost of the solar cells, the batteries to store the power, the power regulators and inverter, etc.). Fifty watts at $20 per watt means that you have to spend an additional $1,000 just to power the transformers. In these kinds of systems, small loads are something you avoid by unplugging the transformers when not in use or by eliminating the transformer and powering the device straight from the battery bank to improve efficiency.



However, the added electricity expense is offset by the manufacturing cost savings passed along to the customer, hopefully, as a lower product selling price. For example, it costs a manufacturer considerably less to manufacture and stock one universal "flavor" of printer that runs on 12 volts DC. The manufacturer then packages the printer with a country-dependent voltage AC wall transformer for the country it's being sold in. When a new version of the device comes out, the manufacturer doesn't need to retool the power supply

How Electronic Gates Work


The digital devices depend on Boolean gates. The one way to implement gates involves relays. However, no modern computer uses relays -- it uses "chips."



What if you want to experiment with Boolean gates and chips? What if you would like to build your own digital devices? It turns out that it is not that difficult. Lets see how you can experiment with all of the gates in the Boolean logic. We will talk about where you can get parts, how you can wire them together, and how you can see what they are doing. In the process, you will open the door to a whole new universe of technology.



The gates are the building blocks of all digital devices. If you would like to experiment with these gates so you can try things out yourself, the easiest way to do it is to purchase something called TTL chips and quickly wire circuits together on a device called a solderless breadboard. Let's talk a little bit about the technology and the process so you can actually try it out!


If you look back at the history of computer technology, you find that all computers are designed around Boolean gates. The technologies used to implement those gates, however, have changed dramatically over the years. The very first electronic gates were created using relays. These gates were slow and bulky. Vacuum tubes replaced relays. Tubes were much faster but they were just as bulky, and they were also plagued by the problem that tubes burn out (like light bulbs). Once transistors were perfected (transistors were invented in 1947), computers started using gates made from discrete transistors. Transistors had many advantages: high reliability, low power consumption and small size compared to tubes or relays. These transistors were discrete devices, meaning that each transistor was a separate device. Each one came in a little metal can about the size of a pea with three wires attached to it. It might take three or four transistors and several resistors and diodes to create a gate.



In the early 1960s, integrated circuits (ICs) were invented. Transistors, resistors and diodes could be manufactured together on silicon "chips." This discovery gave rise to SSI (small scale integration) ICs. An SSI IC typically consists of a 3-mm-square chip of silicon on which perhaps 20 transistors and various other components have been etched. A typical chip might contain four or six individual gates. These chips shrank the size of computers by a factor of about 100 and made them much easier to build.



As chip manufacturing techniques improved, more and more transistors could be etched onto a single chip. This led to MSI (medium scale integration) chips containing simple components, such as full adders, made up of multiple gates. Then LSI (large scale integration) allowed designers to fit all of the components of a simple microprocessor onto a single chip. The 8080 processor, released by Intel in 1974, was the first commercially successful single-chip microprocessor. It was an LSI chip that contained 4,800 transistors. VLSI (very large scale integration) has steadily increased the number of transistors ever since. The first Pentium processor was released in 1993 with 3.2 million transistors, and current chips can contain up to 20 million transistors.



In order to experiment with gates, we are going to go back in time a bit and use SSI ICs. These chips are still widely available and are extremely reliable and inexpensive. You can build anything you want with them, one gate at a time. The specific ICs we will use are of a family called TTL (Transistor Transistor Logic, named for the specific wiring of gates on the IC). The chips we will use are from the most common TTL series, called the 7400 series. There are perhaps 100 different SSI and MSI chips in the series, ranging from simple AND gates up to complete ALUs (arithmetic logic units).





The 7400-series chips are housed in DIPs (dual inline packages). As pictured on the right, a DIP is a small plastic package with 14, 16, 20 or 24 little metal leads protruding from it to provide connections to the gates inside. The easiest way to construct something from these gates is to place the chips on a solderless breadboard. The breadboard lets you wire things together simply by plugging pieces of wire into connection holes on the board.









All electronic gates need a source of electrical power. TTL gates use 5 volts for operation. The chips are fairly particular about this voltage, so we will want to use a clean, regulated 5-volt power supply whenever working with TTL chips. Certain other chip families, such as the 4000 series of CMOS chips, are far less particular about the voltages they use. CMOS chips have the additional advantage that they use much less power. However, they are very sensitive to static electricity, and that makes them less reliable unless you have a static-free environment to work in. Therefore, we will stick with TTL here.



How a Capacitor Works????


In a way, a capacitor is a little like a battery. Although they work in completely different ways, capacitors and batteries both store electrical energy. If you have read How Batteries Work, then you know that a battery has two terminals. Inside the battery, chemical reactions produce electrons on one terminal and absorb electrons on the other terminal. A capacitor is much simpler than a battery, as it can't produce new electrons -- it only stores them.




Lets see exactly what a capacitor is, what it does and how it's used in electronics. We'll also look at the history of the capacitor and how several people helped shape its progress.



Inside the capacitor, the terminals connect to two metal plates separated by a non-conducting substance, or dielectric. You can easily make a capacitor from two pieces of aluminum foil and a piece of paper. It won't be a particularly good capacitor in terms of its storage capacity, but it will work.



In theory, the dielectric can be any non-conductive substance. However, for practical applications, specific materials are used that best suit the capacitor's function. Mica, ceramic, cellulose, porcelain, Mylar, Teflon and even air are some of the non-conductive materials used. The dielectric dictates what kind of capacitor it is and for what it is best suited. Depending on the size and type of dielectric, some capacitors are better for high frequency uses, while some are better for high voltage applications. Capacitors can be manufactured to serve any purpose, from the smallest plastic capacitor in your calculator, to an ultra capacitor that can power a commuter bus. NASA uses glass capacitors to help wake up the space shuttle's circuitry and help deploy space probes. Here are some of the various types of capacitors and how they are used.



Air - Often used in radio tuning circuits

Mylar - Most commonly used for timer circuits like clocks, alarms and counters

Glass - Good for high voltage applications

Ceramic - Used for high frequency purposes like antennas, X-ray and MRI machines

Super capacitor - Powers electric and hybrid cars.



In an electronic circuit, a capacitor is shown as,




When you connect a capacitor to a battery,then


-The plate on the capacitor that attaches to the negative terminal of the battery accepts electrons that the battery is producing.

-The plate on the capacitor that attaches to the positive terminal of the battery loses electrons to the battery.

Once it's charged, the capacitor has the same voltage as the battery (1.5 volts on the battery means 1.5 volts on the capacitor). For a small capacitor, the capacity is small. But large capacitors can hold quite a bit of charge. You can find capacitors as big as soda cans that hold enough charge to light a flashlight bulb for a minute or more.



Even nature shows the capacitor at work in the form of lightning. One plate is the cloud, the other plate is the ground and the lightning is the charge releasing between these two "plates." Obviously, in a capacitor that large, you can hold a huge amount of charge!


Let's say you hook up a capacitor like this,

Here you have a battery, a light bulb and a capacitor. If the capacitor is pretty big, what you will notice is that, when you connect the battery, the light bulb will light up as current flows from the battery to the capacitor to charge it up. The bulb will get progressively dimmer and finally go out once the capacitor reaches its capacity. If you then remove the battery and replace it with a wire, current will flow from one plate of the capacitor to the other. The bulb will light initially and then dim as the capacitor discharges, until it is completely out.

Munbe Vaa Song

Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal doing Pooja

Why do Banks make you CRY????

If there's one institution tht can make you:-

1. Angry:evil:

2. Frustrated:x

3. Dejected

4. Disgusted:pale:

5. Confused:scratch:

6. Miserable:pale:

7. Happy too:D



It has got to be a bank..They make you run around all over the city, collect long forgotten documents and gawd knows wat all.


I, sadly untill yesterday, had never seen the inside of a bank. So. here I am tryin to encash a cheque n they ask for some clearance n acc no...oooops!!!Dnt have one and mom's the boss.I call up my pa n he yells-"GROW UP"..Oh no, im not angry at him.he's totally right.


Then why did I..I who cry at an average of 1 1/2 a year, find myself howling in front of the bank on the main road???

not sniffle, not drip drip but full throttle bawling..!!

Spiritual - A Rare Video of Kanchi Paramacharya....

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

How Niagara Falls Originated
















In 1869



In 1875




In 1890




In 1911





In 1985




In 1999




In 2002




In 2003

U cant Guess What..this is ??....

This is a really a very beautiful place and wud u like to visit it sometime in your life ? If so,scroll down to check out this place for futher details. ………..guess what it can be ????????



Answer.... at the end...


























JAIL in AUSTRIA

Rice Field Arts







Should Bill Clinton become ambassador for world peace??


Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, who introduced ex-president of US Bill Clinton, who opened the annual convention of the Telugu Association of North America in Washington, DC, said he has exhorted Clinton to use his worldwide popularity, credibility and international gravitas to become an ambassador and emissary for world peace.


Naidu said that during a meeting he had with Clinton, before the former president came on stage to address the more than 3,000 Telugus from all across America gathered for the convention, "I requested him one thing -- because he is a leader, a global leader and at the same time very popular all over the world, across all boundaries -- that now it is his duty to work for the benefit of the global community."


"In this regard, I request him to consider a peace mission -- because now we face problems relating to religion, and there is so much fanaticism due to which people hate each other and there are threats to global peace -- so that he can concentrate on (working for) global peace," he said.


Naidu said he has also requested Clinton to take on the mission to alleviate the threat to the planet caused by global warming. "Environment problems are growing in a big way and because of environment problems, there is a threat to our survival."
"Thirdly, there is poverty in India and even after reforms, there is a clear division between the haves and have-nots. Here in America too, there is poverty. I told him that all of us have to work towards eradicating poverty.";
Naidu said the fourth issue was HIV/AIDS and said that he had urged Clinton to take on the HIV/AIDS pandemic that is ravaging parts of Asia and Africa.


"AIDS is a big challenge. These are the four issues I mentioned to him and asked him to take up. Clinton must create a global platform where all of us can work towards eradicating these problems," Naidu added.


"These challenges must be met so that the global community will have peace, prosperity and happiness," he said, and reiterated, "this is what I requested because he is very popular even today," both in America and all across the world.

Mobile Betting Hazards

The future of betting lies in mobile phones, as latest researches claims that until the year 2009 the mobile gambling market's revenues are estimated to be $19.3 billion. While this news might give pleasure to some, others are concerned about the sources of this leap of profits.


The mobile betting industry's high accessibility is the main reason for its high revenues. While the high accessibility is the core pride of this commerce, that is also its greatest problem. The high openness allows youth to bet using mobile phones. As of now the mobile gambling industry lacks the means to block underage users.


A large social responsibility now lay on these gamble-content companies. If one think that having a credit card is a sufficient way in order to prevent underage user's access one should revise the situation. Many teens all over the world now own credit cards and the procedures for denying their access from adult content lack efficiency and flexibility.


Software companies have realized the vast potential in content filters and they're on the move to produce these required filters, but until then the danger of gambling-content exposition of the underage users exists. If you're a concerned parent and you're worried that your child might be exposed to gambling via his cellular phone then you should follow a few effortless tips:


- Monitor you're kids cellular phone bills. Any high charges, which can not be explained by simple in/out calls fees should be followed by a call to your cellular company. Demand a more detailed bill to be sent to your residence.


- Check your kid's credit card bill from time to time. Gambling commissions are not always as high as one might imagine. Look for company names that sound a little gambling related like "Mobile Spades" or "Bet'mobile".


- Make sure that your kid's cellular phone supports content filters and contact your cellular company to ensure that they are working properly.


- If a content's filter is unavailable, consider buying your children low-tech mobile phone which will prevent them from using it to gamble since it will not be able to communicate with mobile gambling sites.


Though it might sound as you're damaging your children's privacy eventually it's for their own good. The future of any child lies in his parents hands.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Facts

Here are a few facts I thought are very strangely true...
  • The first time when u meet someone, u form an opinion. Once you get to know that person over a period of time, your opinion for that person becomes the complete opposite of what it was initially!
  • The more you say “I don’t care!”, the more you care!(heheh!)
  • A compliment by your best enemy remains etched in your mind for a longer time, than a compliment you received from your friend!
  • When you become good friends with someone, you start finding that person good looking, even if he/she isn’t conventionally good looking!
  • We all are hypocrites to some extent, no matter how much we deny it..
  • Your true confidante is you, yourself..
  • You can never hate or forget your first crush, even if he/ she was a true imagery of…say…serverus snape!(I still think snape is an interesting character!)
  • No matter how much we detest these silly superstitions, some how, mysteriously we get this fit of superstition on some big day of our life(exam, job interview, big presentation, result day..etc etc!)
  • If we beg, plead for advise from someone, we still weigh other options before following that advise.
  • No one is a true extrovert..we are all hiding some major secrets inside us.
  • We crave for unexpected holidays..and when we get them, we have no idea what to do..!
  • We are different people at home, in front of friends, at workplace, in front of strangers. And no matter how much you shake your head and give me a long list of justifications..believe me, ITS TRUE!
  • Your closest friend is a good listner…;-)

All U need to know about AIDS

I got this in a message, seems to be true for me...... hence i have posted this, so that all of you will come to know something about this!!!!!








*Even if one drinks an HIV infected blood of someone(ingest through Gastro Intestinal track), the virus can not survive intheacidic pH of stomach*. Highest extent of acidity is 0 (practically notpossible) so imagine 1 as pH which is in our stomach. (This pH can burnyour own finger in less than a second if you dip in that acid).







* Exposure of less than 1 second in AIR KILLS the HIV virus*(hencestory of needle pricks in Cinema theatres is a crap). Even if bloodfroma wound (of infected person) dries up (*blood clot*), *the virusdies*and can not infect anyone else.







* HIV transmission is *ONLY* an *INFECTION* i.e.entrance of virus inone's body. It *DOES NOT MEAN AIDS*.







* An HIV-infected person (after entrance of virus) can progress to acondition of AIDS only after *8 to 10 YEARS *(not in 15 days as in thePani Puri story)







* It is *not HIV (virus) that kills a human* .....the virus attacksimmune cells (cells that fight against foreign pathogens/antigens) andhence a person's ability to fight against infections & diseases slowlydiminishes and person ultimately dies of a disease which could be assimple as TB.







* Most importantly, HIV is no longer a dreadful disease ... it is"*CHRONIC MANAGEABLE DISEASE*" just like Diabetes or Hypertension.







* If there is anything you need to be careful from to prevent HIV isUnsafe sex*, *Blood transfusion* (check before taking) /Blood donation(use sterilized needles only) and any *blood contact during an accident*or so where amount of bleeding is very high.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

FACTS of LIFE!!!!!



Bank Balance



First Week : Rs 10,000



Second Week : Rs 1,000



Third Week : Rs 100



Fourth week : Rs 10


Conveyance:




First Week : Auto ("I can afford it")



Second Week : Share Auto ("I would like to share. I am selfless!")



Third Week : Bus ("Public figures should travel by public transport")



Fourth week : Walk ("Good for health")







Girl friends:



First Week : Eena, Meena, Tina ("I can BUY love")



Second Week : Meena, Tina ("I have enough girl friends")



Third Week : Tina ("I am loyal to her")



Fourth week : "Huh! There is no pure love on earth!"







Mobile Maintenance:



First Week : Frequent outgoing calls ("This is what mobile is invented for")



Second Week : Restricted outgoing calls ("I should not create unnecessary traffic on


mobile lines")



Third Week : Rare outgoing calls ("Mobile should be used in urgent situations only")



Fourth week : Only incoming calls ("I am not going to call her until she calls me")







And last....but not the least...







Boozing:



First Week : "Come, let's go to Chennai and freak out!"



Second Week : "Man, there is nothing in Chennai. Let's go to pondi."



Third Week : "The best place to booze on earth is our house itself. what say?"



Fourth week : "Drinking is injurious to health"

Top 21 things an Indian does after returning from US!!!!!!!


  • Tries to use credit cards in a roadside hotel.

  • Drinks and carries mineral water and always speaks of being health conscious.
  • Sprays deo so that he doesn't need to take bath.

  • Sneezes and says 'Excuse me'.

  • Says "Hey" instead of "Hi". Says "Yogurt" instead of "Curds".Says "Cab" instead of "Taxi". Says "Candy" instead of "Chocolate". Says "Cookie" instead of "Biscuit". Says " Free Way " instead of "Highway".Says "got to go" instead of "Have to go". Says "Oh" instead of "Zero", (for 704, he will say Seven Oh Four Instead of Seven Zero Four)

  • Doesn't forget to crib about the air pollution. Keeps cribbing every time he steps out.

  • Says all the distances in Miles (Not in Kilo Meters), and counts in Millions. (Not in Lakhs)

  • Tries to figure all the prices in Dollars as far is possible (but deep inside multiplies by 43).

  • Tries to see the % of fat on the cover of a milk pocket.

  • When he needs to say Z (zed), he never says Z (Zed), instead repeats "Zee" several times, and if the other person is unable to get it, then says X, Y Zee(but never says Zed)

  • Writes the date in MM/DD/YYYY. On watching traditional DD/MM/YYYY, says "Oh! British Style!!!!"

  • Makes fun of Indian Standard Time and the Indian Road Conditions.

  • Even after 2 months, complaints about "Jet Lag".

  • Avoids eating spicy food.

  • Tries to drink "Diet Coke", instead of Normal Coke. Eats Pizza instead of Dosa.

  • Tries to complain about any thing in India as if he is experiencing it for the first time. Asks questions etc. about India as though its his first visit to India

  • Pronounces "schedule" as "skejule", and "module" as "mojule".

  • Looks suspiciously towards any Hotel/Dhaba food. Few more important ones.
  • From the luggage bag, does not remove the stickers of the Airways by which he traveled back to India , even after 4 months of arrival.

  • Takes the cabin luggage bag to short visits in India and tries to roll the bag on Indian Roads.

The Ultimate one

  • Tries to begin any conversation with "In US ..." or "When I was in US..."

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