Saturday, January 31, 2009

Nation remembers Mahatma Gandhi on Martyrs Day

This is the post i made in APJ Abdul Kalam's Fan club in the thread

Nation remembers Mahatma Gandhi on Martyrs Day


Down in Kerala, we don't have anyone with much hatred towards Gandhi. But everyone tells that his ideas are highly improbable, at least now.

But, in whatever way i followed him, his path made me successful.

All my classmates has their own nicknames, names which they don't wish to be called. But I don't have any. Those who name others have tried to name me too. But as Gandhi told, I just don't react. Let them tell anything. Now, I have no name except Akshay.

I have seen many children of my age making tit for tat. But Gandhiji told to be patient. And whenever someone provokes me even physically, I just don't care. And that has given me an absolutely calm life. I don't remember fighting with anyone for the last 2 years (i'm in 10th standard, now)

Gandhiji also taught me the value of truth.
The fact with truth is that, if you tell only the truth, you will never have to repent. Even if you are being blamed, you need not be thinking, "i shouldn't have said that, because you've told the truth only"
This has helped me quite a very big lot in keeping the cool in many situations.

Gandhiji taught me brahmacharya. When my exams drew nearer and I used to be sitting in front of tv set, his two chapters in MEWT got me away from the tv to text books. And i am getting more than average marks.

In real life, I have been comfortable with any person. I don't know if anyone in my school hates me.

But it has given me setbacks too. My classmates, who are not used to His ideas sees me as a weird persons. They think that telling the truth is inappropriate. And they don't add me to friends list. But I have nice friends who understand Gandhiji and me.


Gandhiji has really influenced my life. My life is an experiment of his theories. And i believe his theories have been right till now.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Barack Obama certifies my blog

"I, Barack Hussein Obama, do hereby certify that Akshay S Dinesh is a very nice guy and his blog, asdofindia.blogspot.com has been an inspiration for my presidentship. Wish him all success in his life."

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When Rediff.com requested former President A P J Abdul Kalam to compose a Republic Day message for their readers, he promptly sent them this piece, which they were honoured to publish:

Dear friends, let me share with you a seven-point resolve on the occasion of ensuing Republic Day 2008:

1. Wherever I am, a thought will always come to my mind -- *What can I give?*

2. Whatever the mission I will do, my motto will be *to work with integrity and succeed with integrity.*

3. I will always remember that *my winged days, be not spent in vain*.

4. I realise I have to set a great goal that will *lead me to think high*, work and realise the goal.

5. My greatest friends will be *great human beings, great teachers and great books*.

6. I will firmly believe that no problem can defeat me; *I will become the captain of the problem, defeat the problem and succeed.*

7. My National Flag flies in my heart and I will bring glory to my nation.



Read it at rediff

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Tribute to the Tricolour

The National Flag of India was designed by Pingali Venkayyaand and adopted in its present form during the meeting of Constituent Assembly held on the 22 July 1947, a few days before India's independence from the British on 15 August, 1947.


"A flag is a necessity for all nations. Millions have died for it. It is no doubt a kind of idolatry which would be a sin to destroy. For, a flag represents an Ideal The unfurling of the Union Jack evokes in the English breast sentiments whose strength it is difficult to measure. The Stars and Stripes mean a world to the Americans. The Star and the Crescent will call forth the best bravery in Islam."

"It will be necessary for us Indians Muslims, Christians Jews, Parsis, and all others to whom India is their home-to recognize a common flag to live and to die for."

- Mahatma Gandhi


To know more about the Indian tricolour and its history go to india's national portal

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Barack Obama's inaugural address in full

Barack Obama has been sworn in as the 44th US president. Here is his inauguration speech in full.




My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and co-operation he has shown throughout this transition.


Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms.

At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we, the people, have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbears, and true to our founding documents.

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

Serious challenges

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our healthcare is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

 We have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord 

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land - a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, that the next generation must lower its sights.

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America - they will be met.

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.

Nation of 'risk-takers'

We remain a young nation, but in the words of scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted - for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things - some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labour, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and travelled across oceans in search of a new life.

For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West; endured the lash of the whip and ploughed the hard earth.

For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sahn.

'Remaking America'

Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

 The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift 

This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions - that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of our economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise healthcare's quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. All this we will do.

Restoring trust

Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions - who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage.

 We reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals 

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them - that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply.

The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works - whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programmes will end. And those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account - to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day - because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.

Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control - that a nation cannot prosper long when it favours only the prosperous. The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on the ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart - not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.

'Ready to lead'

As for our common defence, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our founding fathers, faced with perils that we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake. And so to all the other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and we are ready to lead once more.

 We will not apologise for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defence 

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with the sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

We are the keepers of this legacy. Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort - even greater co-operation and understanding between nations. We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the spectre of a warming planet. We will not apologise for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defence, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

'Era of peace'

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West - know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to the suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

'Duties'

As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell us, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages. We honour them not only because they are the guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service; a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves. And yet, at this moment - a moment that will define a generation - it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.

 What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility 

For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.

Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends - honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism - these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths.

What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility - a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.

'Gift of freedom'

This is the price and the promise of citizenship.

This is the source of our confidence - the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny.

This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed - why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall, and why a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have travelled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world... that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive... that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

Thank you. God bless you. And God bless the United States of America

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Follow Me!

I know you are angry at me for showing the wrong number of followers.
But you see, for a second, you too wanted to follow me, right? So why don't you follow?
And in case you knew I was cheating you, you liked me, that's why you came here. So please do follow.
And don't see the number now, because I am going to have around 100000 followers in the near future. So, the earlier you join the better.
Google (Please wait for the gadget to load)


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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Michael Friedman

"The scientific name for an animal that doesn't either run from or fight its enemies is lunch." - Michael Friedman

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

ഒരു കാല്‍വെയ്പ്പ്

മലയാളത്തില്‍ ബ്ലോഗണം ബ്ലോഗണം എന്ന് വിചാരിക്കാന്‍ തുടങ്ങിയിട്ട് കുറേ കാലമായി . ഇപ്പോഴാണ് സമയവും സന്ദര്‍ഭവും ഒത്തു വന്നത്.
മോസില്ല ഫയര്‍ഫോക്സ് ഉപയോഗിച്ചു മലയാളം എഴുതാനും വായിക്കാനും വളരെ എളുപ്പമാണ് കേട്ടോ ?
ഇങ്ങനെ മലയാളം എഴുതികളിക്കാന്‍ എന്ത് രസമാണെന്നോ. ഇത്രയും കാലം മലയാളം എഴുതാന്‍ സോഫ്റ്റ്‌വെയറുകള്‍ വേണമായിരുന്നു. എന്നാല്‍ ഇന്നു, ഗൂഗിള്‍ ഇന്റെ സഹായത്താല്‍ വളരെ എളുപ്പത്തില്‍ മലയാളം എഴുതാനും ആളുകളിലെക്കെത്താനും കഴിയുന്നു. നന്ദി ഗൂഗിള്‍.
മലയാളത്തില്‍ എഴുതപ്പെട്ട പല ബ്ലോഗുകളും വായിച്ചു. പലരും വളരെ നിഗൂഢമായ അര്‍ത്ഥങ്ങളില്‍ ഒക്കെ എഴുതിക്കണ്ടു. മറ്റു ചിലത് വളരെ സരളമായ ഭാഷകളിലും. ലോകത്തില്‍ ഇന്റര്നെറ്റ് വന്നപ്പോള്‍ ഉണ്ടായ അതെ മാറ്റമാണ് ഇത്. ഭാഷാ കാഠിന്യത്തിന്റെപല ധ്രുവങ്ങള്‍. പല പല മേഘലകളില്‍ വിഗദ്ഗരായവരുടെ പല പല ലേഘനങ്ങള്‍ വായിച്ചു. ഇപ്പോള്‍ വളരെ സന്തോഷം തോന്നുന്നു. കാരണം മലയാളം കമ്പ്യൂട്ടറില്‍ കൊണ്ടു വരുന്നതില്‍ എനിക്കും ഒരു പങ്കു വഹിക്കാന്‍ കഴിഞ്ഞല്ലോ.

മലയാള ഭാഷയ്ക്കും മലയാളം ബ്ലോഗ്ഗിങ്ങിനും നൂരാസംസകള്‍ അര്‍പിച്ചു കൊണ്ടു ഞാന്‍ നിര്‍ത്തുന്നു. നന്ദി നമസ്കാരം .

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cyber war between India and Pakistan in orkut

The war is here in orkut, not in the borders of Kashmir.
After 26/11 many paki hackers tried to hack major Indian communities. IC 370 was sound and safe.
But APJ Abdul Kalam's Fan club was hacked. But now it is regained.
And right now, SRK Community is hacked and made salman khan's fan club.

But indians have retaliated by hacking IRP

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