Tuesday, September 30, 2008

What I believe about God

God.
He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and omnibenevolent.

The above one is the best definition I could find for 'God'.
The concept of God is so self-consistent that there is no way to disprove it to a believer.
But to a non-believer, the same ideas seems to be the most rubbish ideas that can be found in this universe (they call it 'crap', isn't it?)

Now, let me put in my views.
God is an abstract idea. There is no such place called Heaven where He lives.

God is the practical application of the most intelligently created concept of a power which can decide what happens around us (and which can be called in the simplest terms as 'will power').
God is a base upon which the tired ones can rest. God is a vast resource from which we can draw infinitely large amount of inspiration. God is an ocean of ideas. God is a nice feeling. God is a pioneer. God is a light. God is a vision. God is a dream. God is a creditor. God is a care-taker.
God is a reliance.

God is mind.

Yes. This is the secret. God lies in everyone's mind. God is our mind. It is our mind which helps us in whatever ways we want it to. It is the mind that we mean by God.
And, our ancestors thought... there would be people who are not confident about themselves... they won't trust their mind or its power either... then what is the way to make them confident?
And they found the answer. They found that if they substituted mind with God (who is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent) whom anyone would easily trust upon, they could make the less confident ones more confident, because now they are not relying upon their minds but on the omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God.
Thus, our 'great' great-grandfathers engineered a brilliant idea to exploit the talent hidden in people - God.

This belief of God got stronger with the many myths that surrounds divinity. Classics and epics were written to glorify God. These were meant as guidelines for people to follow for leading a better life. Then the people who forged the thought died. Their friends died. The whole generation died. Everyone who knew how the concept got visualised died.

Years passed. Then decades. Then centuries. By now, the belief had been so strongly nailed upon human minds and hearts that no one thought to question it.

Then comes the 20th and21st century. By now, people have started losing faith. They have begun to ask questions. They have found their way back to the situations that made their ancestors create the idea. They have come to know that they needn't believe in God if they can believe upon themselves. There is nothing to cover the truth.

Now they know - God didn't create man, it was man who created God.

There are people who still can't think beyond what they were made to believe from their birth onwards (or even earlier through genes). They shouldn't be forced to accept the truth. And there is no need to. When everyone realises the truth, when everyone -good and bad - realises the truth, the world might become an unstable one. The world may explode.
So better let it as it is. Let those who know, know, and those who don't, don't.
That God is you.

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How India can make the best out of the current global economic depression

India and China were the two main powers of the world economy when trade flourished through the silk route.
China gradually pulled away from world trade by 15th century. Then India was the greatest economy on earth. But at the same time India was gradually being brought under colonialisation.

With the help of India (or rather by exploiting Indian wealth), Britain gained a great position in the then world economy. (18th century, 19th century)

Then came the world wars. Most of the demand for loans and agricultural products was met by USA which gave them the benefit of being and international creditor. This made almost all other countries of the world debted to USA, except the mighty USSR which could manage by itself. But the USSR disintegrated wothout seeing the next century.

That was how USA became the richest country in the world.

Now, in 2008, USA is going through one of its toughest financial times. Many banks have gone bankrupt. They are desperate to recover. And it is this need of money that we must exploit. We have got a huge concentration of wealth in our banks and in some industialists' pockets. If we use this wealth to recover those falling banks, then the world economy will gradually be in our pockets too.

This is what I understood reading an article in DNAindia
Click here to read it

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Monday, September 29, 2008

QuickSplit

The tool can help you easy to split the big file, maybe it's your best choice!
You can choice the size of splited file and split path! When you want to unite the splited file, you only need to run the BAT file.

Download(107k), Donate!

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QuickCD

Have you felt it is boring to frequently press CD-Rom door key, and do you want to have a quick way to open and close the door? OK! QuickCD is your best choice, have a test!
You have two way to open and close CD-ROM door:
1.Hotkey: F9:Open Door, F10:Close Door, F11:Open Setup Dialog. Of course you can set new hotkey.
2.Mouse Click: Click Tray Icon: Open Door, Right Click Tray Icon: Close Door.

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GreenBrowser - a nice browser to deal with

After using IE, Avant, Mozilla, Opera and Google Chrome, I found this browser - GreenBrowser.

It looks like it has features unique from the other ones. Obviously it doesn't have features exclusive to certain browsers like Firefox's Quick find or Avant's gestures. But it do have URL Alias, Proxy settings, One click save, Open link in new window mode, Easy access button and much more which I haven't even explored. It has its own home page that has links to almost any website that you may use.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the 1.3 MB setup file

Try it and if you think other browsers are better, do tell me.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Yo-yo a nice toy

Yo-yo. Spells funny, isn't it? It's actually a funny toy that has a round body on a long string that goes on rotating when correctly pulled and released.

It became popular in India with a Cartoon Network serial and the Olympics.

It is available in the market now and cheap ones cost around Rs 50/- only. Try to buy one if you come to see them in any shop because I'm sure it won't disappoint you until it breaks.

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Success

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom - George Smith Patton"

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Official Google Blog: Ten years and counting

Google turns 10 years today. Join google in its cebration
Official Google Blog: Ten years and counting

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Nidokidos - A nice place to get nicer e-mails

Nidokidos has a website and a yahoo group. Join providing your email address and

Each day you get tons of emails with pictures or without, but having a nice content.

You will have to delete unwanted ones or at last your gmail or yahoo account may have nothing left.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sardar jokes from IMA NEWS Letter

Courtesy : Kerala State Branch IMA News Letter, No 124 September 08, Page No:18

Q: What do you do when a Sardar throws a hand grenade at you?

A: Pull the pin and throw it back.


 

Q: What do you do when a Sardar throws a pin at you?

A: Run like crazy… he's got a hand grenade in his mouth.


 

Q: How do you make a Sardar laugh on Saturday?

A: Tell him a joke on Wednesday


 

Q: How did the Sardar try to kill the bird?

A: He threw it off a cliff.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Want to learn C or C++ Programming?

"C is a common computer programming language. C++ is the newer version of it."

This was the only thing that I knew about C and C++ before I visited this site.

http://www.iu.hio.no/~mark/CTutorial/CTutorial.html

It is a nice website that teaches you the basic of the programming language.

Now those of you who are about to enter 11th Standard, will be knowing what they are going to learn in Computer Science.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

For bloggers who are MS Office 2007 users

Those of you who maintain a blog of your own will do be facing the difficulty of soaring to your blogger dashboard and then typing in the post very inconveniently to add a new post to your blog. Especially when you have too many small posts to make on many of your blogs, you will start hating blogs. But here is the ultimate solution (works only if MS Office 2007 is installed).

Run MS Office Word 2007

Select new from the office button

From installed templates, choose New Blog Post (Hope it is there)

If you are using the first time, it asks your blog server, username (use google username if you joined your blog server by google), password, blog name, etc.

Now you can start blogging without a browser.

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A Letter to Every Indian - APJ

Published by uttishthata July 6th, 2007 in APJ Abdul Kalam

The President of India DR. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 's Speech in Hyderabad .

Why is the media here so negative?
Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements?
We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.
I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news.

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.. Why are we so NEGATIVE? Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign T.Vs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology.

Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is. She replied: I want to live in a developed India . For her, you and I will have to build this developed India . You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation.
Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance.

Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice is yours.
YOU say that our government is inefficient.
YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.
YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are a joke. The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.
YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.

YOU say, say and say. What do YOU do about it?

Take a person on his way to Singapore. Give him a name - 'YOURS'. Give him a face - 'YOURS'. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best. In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground links as they are. You pay $5 (approx. Rs. 60) to drive through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your status identity… In Singapore you don't say anything, DO YOU? YOU wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai . YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah.
YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London at 10 pounds (Rs.650) a month to, 'see to it that my STD and ISD calls are billed to someone else.'YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop, 'Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so's son. Take your two bucks and get lost.' YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand .
Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo? Why don't YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston??? We are still talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own. You who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you be the same here in India?

Once in an interview, the famous Ex-municipal commissioner of Bombay, Mr. Tinaikar, had a point to make. 'Rich people's dogs are walked on the streets to leave their affluent droppings all over the place,' he said. 'And then the same people turn around to criticize and blame the authorities for inefficiency and dirty pavements. What do they expect the officers to do? Go down with a broom every time their dog feels the pressure in his bowels?
In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan.
Will the Indian citizen do that here?' He's right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility.
We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick a up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin. We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms.
We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity.
This applies even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service to the public.

When it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child! and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our excuse? 'It's the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry.' So who's going to change the system?
What does a system consist of? Very conveniently for us it consists of our neighbours, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU. When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr.Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country and run away.
Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England . When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.

Dear Indians, The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of introspection and pricks one's conscience too…. I am echoing J. F. Kennedy's words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians…..

'ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDIA AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE INDIA WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY'

Lets do what India needs from us.


Thank you,

Dr. Abdul Kalam

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Get free e-books especially pdf format

There are many websites out there offering free e-books. Many give pdf versions whereas others provide html ones. There are a wide variety of books from editable wikibooks to pirated books too.
(To know more about wikibooks, click here)

It is very difficult to stick with one website and be adamant to get every book you need from the same. Websites prominent in English literature may not have a single piece on Indian History. Such difficulties cannot be eliminated.

Though google books is an excellent resource, when it comes to latest copyrighted materials, you will have to disappoint your heart. Therefore, I am putting in a few websites which will fetch you what you want.

When searching use phrases like "e-book", "ebook","free download", "download",etc.

Best of luck for your purpose.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

The working method for time management

Everyone craves for time. But, time does not give away itself to everyone. It chooses only those well-planning, efficient schedulers only to give its blessing. What differentiate time less men from men having surplus time?

It is the method of time management that does the trick. Most people know what things they need to do for their life and what things are to be avoided. They also know for sure that they should devote more time to urgent and necessary things.

But what some of them doesn't know is how to do these AT THE RIGHT TIME.

To get time to do everything - allocate time for everything and spend only the allocated time on each matter.

On deciding how much time to spend on a thing use the criteria of priority.

For example - I am a student and I have to learn. But I love blogging too. If I start blogging without setting a time frame I will go on doing it and my learning would be in trouble. So I set limits. I allotted 15 minutes for this post.
And in practice, I started typing at 9:00 PM today and at 9:15 I will stop (1 minute more)

You needn't make a time table for a whole day. But you should be careful to get time for all important things. Decide how long you will be doing the next task.
Do it.
Finish it in time.
Stop it.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Searching for confidence? Here it is

A lot of people are confident about themselves. But lot more are not. There are also a lot who lost their confidence half way into their lives. For all of those who wants to gain confidence, and tons and tons of it, here is an excellent blog that I found.

Steve Errey's
The Confidence Guy
Wired into Truly Confident Living

(All the three lines link to the same site - it is just the name that is on three lines)

Similar posts: Best blogs, Best Educational sites

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Grid - Internet of the future.

I'm giving links to two news-pieces.

Both of them are about the Grid - very high speed internet that will surprise you by its speed. Almost 10,000 times faster than what we use now.

But this astonishing thing was made in order to make available, the vast amount of data generated by the Large Hadron Collider, world wide. So, even if the experiment fails, it has caused something great.

Click here to read about it
Click here to read the CERN's role in it.

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The Large Hadron Collider

Did you know that the Large Hadron Collider is not just an experiment, but a landmark in human history?

If you didn't you SHOULD visit the website of European Organization for Nuclear research and know what the LHC is.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It's only Federer

Roger Federer 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 Andy Murray. 5th consecutive US Open. 13th grand slam. Truly, the greatest ever tennis player. It's Roger Federer.

Now for those who said his touch is gone, here is the hot reply. Watch the US Open final once again and you will know why the US Open is probably the toughest tournament (for the opponents). And Rafael Nadal was nowhere to be seen.

Federer walked away with his 1.5 million dollar cash money and a brand new lexus just now from the Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York. Andy Murray who defeated Rafa in the semi final got a million dollar too.

But the real beauty was in the way Roger played and seeing that no one can deny that... he... is... still... the... greatest

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Monday, September 8, 2008

US Open Semi-final result

In the earlier semi-final which featured Roger Federer the defending champion against the Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic, Federer had secured an easy win. (6-3,5-7,7-5,6-2).

But the attraction of the year - Rafael Nadal lost to Andy Murray in the other semi (2-6,6-7,6-4,4-6)

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Friday, September 5, 2008

A very short definition of the whole world

A joke that makes you think. I got from the blog funhike.blogspot.com


Worldwide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was:
"Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?"

The survey was a huge failure, In Africa they didn't know what 'food' meant, In India they didn't know what 'honest' meant, In Europe they didn't know what 'shortage' meant, In China they didn't know what 'opinion' meant, In the Middle East they didn't know what 'solution' meant, In South America they didn't know what 'please' meant, And in the USA they didn't know what 'the rest of the world' meant!

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Some cool and light softwares

Those of you who frequently get stuck due to memory requirements are surely in need of softwares like these to find a way out.

Cool PDF Reader : The world's smallest PDF viewer/reader to view, print, and convert PDF files to TXT, BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, WMF, EMF, EPS. It is only 626KB for download and doesn't need lengthy installation, just download and run. Freeware!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Best Orkut threads

Here is a list of the best threads or topics in orkut which I get from various communities. As they usually get updated do visit again and again.

Language development :
  1. Hindi :
    Community : India, Topic : IC-370 Hindi school
  2. English :

Jokes :
  1. Community : India, Topic : Joke corner ** UNOFFICIAL **

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Create a shortcut to Shutdown, Restart, Hibernate, Standby, and even logoff on your desktop.

This can be very very useful when you really get tired by the number of clicks you need to make to shutdown, or pressing the shift key to enter hibernation. Just make some shortcuts to these tasks on your desktop, and you can double click to access them.

Steps:
1: Right click on your desktop (or inside any folder where you want this to be) and select New --> Shortcut.

2: The new shortcut wizard appears. Add the following link in the quotes without the quotes, in the box according to what you need.
For Shutdown : "shutdown.exe -s -t 0" (The 0 means the computer will wait zero seconds before shutting down)
For Restart : "shutdown.exe -r -t 0"
For Logoff : "shutdown.exe -l -t 0"
For Standby : "rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState Standby" (This one is not working when hibernation is enabled)
For Hibernation : "rundll32.exe PowrProf.dll, SetSuspendState Hibernate"
(You are making a shortcut to the windows file that does these. But when you make normal shortcuts it doesn't work.)

3: Give names that you like

4: Done. If you want to change the icon, right click, select Properties -->Shortcut --> Change Icon

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Women's smartness

I got this from India community's official joke thread submitted by a person called Harshit
-Akshay S Dinesh

A Woman was out golfing one day when she hit the ball
into the woods.
She went into the woods to look for it and found a
frog in a trap.
The frog said to her, "If you release me from this
trap, I will grant
you three wishes." The woman freed the frog, and the
frog said, "Thank
you, but I failed to mention that there was a
condition to your wishes.
Whatever you wish for, your husband will get times
ten!" The woman
said, "That's okay." For her first wish, she wanted to
be the most
beautiful woman in the world. The frog warned her,
"You do realise that
this
wish will also make your husband the most handsome man
in the world, an
Adonis whom women will flock to". The woman replied,
"That's okay,
because I will be the most beautiful Woman and he will
have eyes only
for
me." So, KAZAM-she's the most beautiful Woman in the
world! For her
second wish, she wanted to be the richest woman in the
world.
The frog said, "That will make your husband the
richest man in the
world.
And he will be ten times richer than you. " The woman
said, "That's
okay, because what's mine is his and what's his is
mine."
So, KAZAM-she's the richest woman in the world! The
frog then inquired
about her third wish, and she answered, "I'd like a
mild heart attack."


Moral of the story: Women are clever. Don't mess with
them.
Attention female readers: This is the end of the joke
for you. Stop
here and continue feeling good.
Male readers: Please scroll down.

















































































The man had a heart attack ten times milder than his wife!!!
Moral of the story: Women are really dumb but think they're really smart.
Let them continue to think that way and just enjoy the show.

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Best Educational sites

These are a few of the hundreds of great websites that can not only help you in your studies and reference, but also increase your interest in some subjects.

Physics:
http://particleadventure.org/ A great site that lets you explore inside atoms and more - inside protons. Really an adventure through. Gets interesting from halfway onwards.

Computer:
http://codepunk.hardwar.org.uk/ This one is really helpful in teaching you how to make full-fledged web pages in html, css and javascript. You don't need to know anything other than how to visit websites (that you must already be having or you won't be reading this), how to type in text editors like notepad and how to access files in your hard disk. Very very very easy, free web designing course

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