Sunday, March 29, 2009

Destination Infinity: The Japanese concept of 5S

Destination Infinity: The Japanese concept of 5S
Simple management techniques for a better life.
Also some examples for the greatness of Japanese men


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Bharath Operating System Solutions (BOSS) – Indian LINUX

The C-DAC (Center for Development of Advanced Computing) developed a Linux operating system for Indians, a few years ago. It is now in its 3rd major version – Tejas.

Unlike Windows, every application in it can use any Indian language as its interface. That is, apart from being able to type in Malayalam or any language, with BOSS, you can actually see Malayalam words instead of File, Edit, etc. And if you are visiting Malayalam websites, on the title bar of the browser, you can see actual Malayalam letters instead of those little rectangles you get with Windows.

BOSS can easily be downloaded from their website.

It also has automatic updates. If you can't use those in Windows due to pirate concern, you CAN with BOSS.

Installation is quite user friendly, though there can be a slight problem for beginners during disk partitioning. But this can be easily done, if you have a windows system with many disk drives already installed. So you can just delete one partition manually, and tell BOSS to automatically partition the free space that is created.

After that everything is quite easy. Even users new to Linux won't feel hostility. The taskbar has the ability to hold many desklets, like the Google desktop gadgets or vista desktop gadgets. Languages can easily be changed. Updates easily done. Even installations of new software have been given a graphical end. A synaptic manager, lets you find which all software is available at various web resources, and lets you install those, with just checking and clicking.

There are nice CD/DVD writing tools. A swap disk that lets you free yourself from being tied to the memory limit of your RAM. Simple Games. Everything that you will ever need.

For more information go to bosslinux.in


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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Best Posts - Archive

Any thing that felt good sense for me will appear here.

For Inspiration:
The Don't Quit Poem: The don't quit poem
Know Your Value............: You have a potential
It's called Mindset!!: As you think, so you are
Beat That Voice Inside You Which Tells You - "You Can't": Running and reading
When You Look Back At The End... : Live the best life you can...
Imagining Nothing : It's possibly impossible
Pale Blue Dot: Looking at earth from a huge distance




Eccentric thoughts:

Making the best out of poverty: Convert poor to trained workers
The Art of Respecting: Respecting is acting


On Spirituality:
The Worst Thing for an Ambitious Young Man is - Spirituality: What advaita is
Why do we do what we do do?: Why are we here?
Do You Think Everything Happened By Chance?
: You'd rather believe it otherwise

On Politics:
X Party : "Y and Z are bad, elect us" : Past defects or future promises? What do you need from candidates?
കേരളത്തില്‍ മഴ പെയ്യുമ്പോള്‍: Can even rain help the innocent?

On Patriotism:
Do you love your nation or fear her?: Importance of loving nation rather than respecting
Valentine's Day : I Love A Girl: Love your country

On life:
7 simple steps to save earth: written for earth hour 2009
7 things to do during holidays: So that you don't get bored and spend time productively
What to do when you make a mistake?: Get up and go


On computer:
How to increase the number of people who read your blog: Traffic raising tips
How to Make Blog Post Through Emails in Blogger: Send an Email and It Will Become a Blog Post, How?


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Quotable Quotes - Archive

Every quote that appeared in the Quotable Quotes Section of this blog, will appear here.

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
- Albert Einstein

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
William Feather

"If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg. "
- Abraham Lincoln

"Make yourself indispensable and you'll be moved up . Act as if you're indispensable and you'll be moved out."
- Jules Ormont

Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
- Babe Ruth

“The formula for a happy marriage? It's the same as the one for living in California: When you find a fault, don't dwell on it.”
- Jay Trachman

"If the complexity of brain suggests the existence of God, the insignificance of earth suggests the exact opposite"

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

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes


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Seven Simple Steps to Save Earth

The aim of Earth Hour and similar movements is to reduce energy usage. This can be possible only with us changing our ways. We can

  1. Walk: Has to go to the shop? Walk.
    Or if you have something to carry, use your cycle. No cycle? Buy one. It gives you exercise. It gives earth oxygen.
    Walk from your work to home. You can't walk to work in the morning, it sweats you. So, in the morning, use a bus or jeep. But come back walking. In the beginning it is difficult. But as your leg muscle improves walking can be fun.
    (If you are young, you can run for a difference. I am doing this for the last 15 months, and last year I won 4 medals in the school athletics meet)

  2. Read: Read as a hobby. Read for pleasure. You can substitute TV, music, films and computer games with books. And what more, unlike films, you can imagine novels as you wish to.

  3. Switch off:
    Lights and fans when not in use, when unnecessarily used.
    If you have a habit of sleeping with the fan on, kick it. While in bed, Switch off the fan. Open the windows. Don't drape yourself in a blanket or sheet. Think of something else, and not about fan.

  4. Computer: Learn standby mode and hibernating mode. Put into standby when you drink tea. Hibernate when eating lunch.

  5. Cook less, eat row: Food materials have the highest nutritional value when they are consumed fresh. So, don't cook. Just eat row things which can possibly be eaten row. (Vegetables – pea, carrot, cucumber, tomato, lady's finger; all fruits; pulses – germinating grams). Drink water instead of tea or coffee.

  6. Talk less: Energy of any kind is energy. So, the chemical energy in your body stored in the form of ATP molecules is also something that must be conserved.
    Talk little, move little, think little.
    Save energy for your activities, eat less, cook less, conserve.

  7. Support others: If you can't do any of these for yourself, just encourage others those who are doing. Thus they continue and onlookers start doing these. Support movements like Earth Hour.

Think. Act. Live.


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Friday, March 27, 2009

7 Things to do During the Holidays

If wisely used the summer vacation can be the most productive time of an year. But it is equally possible and easy to be wasted.
Here are some things you must do this summer:

  1. Read: The right time to read is when you have time, and now, you have only it. Do not waste a day. Collect as many books as you can, on different topics and start reading straight away. The variety of topics will make sure that you don't get bored. Download some e-books if you don't have many hardbacks in your shelf. (Here are some sites that offer these). Even blogs will do. But take care of language when you read too many blogs.

  2. Exercise: The most desirable, yet least acquired habit on earth is exercising. And one of the reasons why you don't start is that you are running too late for school. But come holidays, there is no late-going.

  3. Wake up: If you are going to exercise, you should wake up early too. Sleep early. Wake up early. Do some breathing. Meditation. Then when the sun rises, get out. Go jogging or walking if you are too aged for the other. Warm down. Play badminton with your father or brother.

  4. Blogging: If you haven't already started, start a blog. If you are already into it, find a new design for your blog, or organize the posts into categories.

  5. Learn something new: Guitar, violin, keyboard, chess, cards, cooking, driving, ...

  6. Socialize: Go get a membership in your nearest library. Even if you don't read books, you can talk. And of course you will get many new friends. Or join some service groups. Send mails to your old friends. Keep in touch.

  7. Follow my blog (and others' too): It's a small thing. Just a few clicks and you are following somebody's blog. But for them, that is a huge incentive. Don't think you will be bombarded with posts. I am following at least 134 blogs. Still there are only about 5-10 posts coming per day.

Do tell how many of these you are going to do


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Thursday, March 26, 2009

How to Increase the Number of People who Read your Blog

There have been numerous articles based on this theme. But, let me discuss some points which have clicked for me.

  1. Tell your friends: If there are any people on earth who would be ready to read your blog at any day, any time whatever your topic is, those will be your friends. Tell out all your friends, that you've started something.

  2. Comment on others: There are fellow bloggers, who have more readers. Read their articles, comment intelligently. If others feel that your comment was wise, they will want to know about you.

  3. Profile: So you have people visiting your profile. How do you make them read your blog? Make your blogger profile the most attractive thing they will ever find from you. And also try to include direct links to your best posts in your profile itself. (See my profile)

  4. Socialize: Orkut, Facebook, Twitter... Why should they exist if they can't promote your blog?

  5. Internal links: Have links to your own blog in your own blog. So, if a reader reads one of your posts, you should make him read 5 other similar posts too.

  6. Give and take: You follow others, they follow you. (Note:This haven't worked for me yet)

  7. Organize: Whenever a user lands on your blog, make sure that he will get what he wants in a single click if possible.

  8. Bandwidth: Pictures, videos, flash, sounds... All seem fantastic. But think about your poor readers too.

  9. Layout: Have a layout that does not kill the eye.

  10. Quality content, regularly: Lastly, without quality content, you can never keep up. Also, the frequency is important. People prefer one post per day of medium quality posts than posts coming once in a blue moon. Also make sure that you make your reader an addict of your blog. Every day he gets one post, one day he doesn't, he asks you.


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Monday, March 23, 2009

Do You Love Your Nation or Fear Her?

This post was produced by the instant sense of non-sense when I read the news that Sashi Tharoor was summoned by a court for 'insulting' national anthem.

Tharoor, after delivering the Hormis memorial lecture in Kochi in December last year, interrupted the national anthem, urging the audience to place the palm over the heart as people do in US instead of the Indian practice of standing in attention."
When the national anthem of teams are sung before international soccer games I have always observed (some) players keeping their hands on their chests, right above the heart. Think from the player's perspective:
I am going to play for my country. The whole nation is watching me. I want to win this and I want to win this for my country. Ah! My country. You who stood strong even when reeling under pressure from foreign power. You mighty ocean who have given me everything I wanted and made me what I am. I dedicate my life to you."

Now, should this come from mouth or heart? No doubt, right?

Now let us come to India. I have felt it so often that Indians pay huge respect to their national anthem, also national flag, and other national things. It IS due to the unnecessary importance they were given, in the constitution. Respect brings only fear. It do not bring love. If you love your mother, you will not respect her. You will obey her, but you will earnestly try not to. True love and true respect do not go together.
So, if you are showing too much respect to any of the national symbols or your nation, you can't love her.

Not that I am a huge fan of Obama. But he and his nation is so adorable in every field that I can't stop mentioning. The day before Obama was sworn in as the President of The United States Of America (How prestigious does it sound?), there was a celebration. Famous actors, singers, comedians, musicians, dancers, everyone staged wonderful performance to fill the waiting nation with happiness. There was a huge crowd and I still remember one line of what the commentators said during the show:
I have seen even larger crowds, but I have never seen so many smiling faces"
The message is clear. People are so happy with their new president that they are wishing everyone good morning with 3 inch wide smiles. And of course there were stars and stripes being waved everywhere. People and president and what he represents, the nation - so friendly.

Can Indians ever dream of such a day?
Of course we have Independence Day, Republic Day, and Gandhi Jayanthi.
But what happens in Independence Day or Republic Day? Children go to school and speak on why we should remember the past leaders and their sacrifices. All government offices hoist the national flag (which unto that day would've been dusting off in the cupboard of the clerk). Police and Army do parades. And not to forget the grand displays at Delhi.

But I love Gandhi Jayanthi more, because, that day, there is no parade. But, there is activity going around everywhere. People feel more united than ever. And most probably they will find themselves together trying to pull of a strong rooted weed. I don't know why. But I like to go school on October the second rather than on August 15th or January 26th. May be because I love creativity more than protocol, or I love celebrating more than witnessing. But I love Gandhi Jayanthi.

Now, that brings us back to the question. Do we love our nation or fear her? Why can't we walk forth everyday with the tricolour? Why can't we sing national anthem lying on the bed with utmost love towards the nation in our mind? Why can't we just love our nation and get rid off all these unnecessary codes?

Example: we need to stand in attention during National Anthem and nothing else. So Sashi Tharoor is called up by the court. Right that he should not have urged the people to imitate him, but can we say that he shouldn't have kept his palm on his chest? Is it an insult to the national anthem or greater love to the nation. And more; if Tharoor is punished then another popular person too must be - Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. I have seen him several times, during national anthem not in attention, but with his hands before his body like a nude man covering his private parts. Does he not deserve higher punishment that Tharoor deserves? Answer: To be punished is neither of them, but the man who framed the laws regarding the use of national flag, anthem, etc.

Love, expressed in any form is love itself.

So the final question is
What do we need - a billion salutes or a billion kisses?

Note: If you are going to comment like "So, we can jump up and down the next time we hear national anthem", you needn't please do so.


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Thursday, March 19, 2009

X Party: "Y and Z are bad. Elect us"

Ever since Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswamy declared election schedule, I have only seen politicians criticizing other parties. And most of these are about past things, about past leaders who are not even competing elections this time, or about things that happened elsewhere away from the constituency from which that particular politician is competing.

The thing to note is that they are not talking about future. They are talking about past. They are telling about what their predecessors did in their party.
What the people of other parties did in their past. How corrupt the opponents are. How they are communally dividing people. How they will be harmful to the people.

Do we need to hear these? Past can influence the present or future only as much as a starting trouble can break down a car during the middle of its journey.

Then, why should we pay heed to these words? Why can't they make promises? Because they know they can't keep them? May be.

US President Mr. Barack Obama made 895 promises during his campaign journey. (click here to access an 8 MB excel file that lists these) And he is moving to fulfilling each one of them.

Why can't any Indian politicians be so bold? May be there are some who do make and keep promises. Yet there are no great expectations from anybody. Why? I don't know. I am in no position to answer. But I know only one thing:

Should there be an Indian Obama a very talented someone with a ready to die attitude (politics is physically injurious; but talented people find other much safer jobs) must enter politics.
Or an alternative is to make all the political parties internally democratic, which is now difficult to be implemented with the current set of leaders wanting every bit of power.

I think I should write about the need of internal democracy in another post.


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Making the Best Out of Poverty

There are a lot of poor in India. Instead of seeing them as liabilities, can't we possibly convert them into potential reserves?

How?

This may seem a little bit absurd. But consider:

Kids among the needy are kids like us.
They are also born with the same intellectual capabilities as we are.
They can learn things as fast as we do.

Let us provide them with free education, under one condition, that when they grow up they will work for us. Free education of high quality may be costly.
But, if we take that risk and sow those seeds. In the future we may end up with a bunch of highly talented and ready to work professionals. They can be put under jobs that require skill.

To sum up, my idea is that the poor becomes a liability only when they are unskilled because unskilled labour is cheap, and difficult to obtain. But when they become skilled they are more valuable than assets. The only problem is that there is a slight risk.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

The Miscellaneous Page

All that couldn't fit anywhere else sleeps here


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In the Spotlight - Archive

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

കേരളത്തില്‍ മഴ പെയ്യുമ്പോള്‍

വരുന്നൂ മഴ. ഇന്നു മുതല്‍ തീയെട്ടരുകളില്‍ , നഗരങ്ങളില്‍, ഗ്രാമങ്ങളില്‍, എല്ലായിടത്തും, കേരളം മുഴുവന്‍, മഴ ഇന്നു റിലീസ് ചെയ്തു.

പാലക്കാട് മഴ പെയ്താല്‍ കുറച്ച് അരി അധികം കിട്ടും
ഇടുക്കിയില്‍ പെയ്താല്‍ വൈദ്യുതി മുടങ്ങാതിരിക്കും
പക്ഷെ കണ്ണൂരില്‍ പെയ്താല്‍, ചോരക്കറ മായുമോ?


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Square root of 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19 created by PowerToy Calc

sqrt(2) = 1.41421356237309504880168872420969807856967187537694807317667973799073247846
210703885038753432764157273501384623091229702492483605585073721264412149709
993583141322266592750559275579995050115278206057147010955997160597027453459
686201472851741864088919860955232923048430871432145083976260362799525140798
968725339654633180882964062061525835239505474575028775996172983557522033753
185701135437460340849884716038689997069900481503054402779031645424782306849
29369186215805784631115966687130130156185689872372352885092649

sqrt(3) = 1.732050807568877293527446341505872366942805253810380628055806979451933016
908800037081146186757248575675626141415406703029969945094998952478811655512
09437364852809323190230558206797482010108467492326501531234326690332288665
0672254668921837971227047131660367861588019049986537379859389467650347506576
050756618348129606100947602187190325083145829523959832997789824508288714463
8329173472241639845878553976679580638183536661108431737808943783161020883055
249016700235207111442886959909563657970871684980728994932964843

sqrt(5) = 2.23606797749978969640917366873127623544061835961152572427089724541052092563
780489941441440837878227496950817615077378350425326772444707386358636012153
3452708866778173191879165811276645322639856580535761350417533785003423392414
064442086432539097252592627228876299517402440681611775908909498492371390729
728898482088641542689894099131693577019748678884425089754132956183176921499
97742480153043411503595766833251249881517813940800056242085524354223555610
63063428202340933319829339597463522712013417496142026359047379

sqrt(7) = 2.6457513110645905905016157536392604257102591830824501803683344592010688232
302836277603928864745436106150645783384974630957435298886272147844273905558
801077227171507297283238922996895948650872607009780542037238280237159411003
419391160015785255963059457410351523968027164073737990740415815199044034743
194536713997305970050513996922375456160971190273781549916332882877040006575
7067465196349775208379381811461309087647378659562433057994798128163230705483
650107715617946361191553454536477494820593090494849834033989

sqrt(11) = 3.31662479035539984911493273667068668392708854558935359705868214611648464260
904384670884339912829065090701255784952745659227543978485754747977932493304
4728847302873974828655682577394444612098044477193112357144132971521098832660
495710037248520738106820807487583965894994525159315298400682719710518289557
2484245567663700205081298422367705978420397374274371303112264486880723171909
777520629616099310799036448345876084690325051455517093627372268267160321020
790191999692738575020433403518756478030713968620309781956058

sqrt(13) = 3.605551275463989293119221267470495946251296573845246212710453056227166948293
010445204619082018490717673514182024063540376030678264697807705163017166892
709757742690564274152633233830394962346944796273229996288003268856427213072
1127331690722052975017855588384448146538689210753953924825633102446828366387
3252869681018926331304983553992162117441086180570151276890310288121439948317
986838091913290343536206279512233365113582069795738362385265776068906792609
60318450063056151264019838072555225488043999506806390960914

sqrt(17) = 4.12310562561766054982140985597407702514719922537362043439863357309495434633
762159358786365081068429668454404093921414161530142084041586836307954814574
690697767702326643624086308779056757238570822552138073256308386030914274980
4671913529322147978718167815796475906080565496973900766721383689212106708921
0290055202649769972277884613992599245913731456578192547436223772325157830734
006624768914608949933141024362794433862805526374750609050808692574826754037
575769274646316663510330968171229198741958644319710547059585

sqrt(19) = 4.35889894354067355223698198385961565913700392523244493689034413815955732820
31580856561591558519445269056586212982742136295839927838261170121565608364174
6990097775291887940589006199671566312074022310240232435673598104840919993150
0727187876560100135504566422365972157987550726547402133481403395293833253168
7708308014821328925512386126367994182139932702064408851285496651585952125629
628397050658074438389410005683926884800608708853847459490888521365568289768
759521312367174182151429263185800521567442705860746171182


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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Worst Thing for an Ambitious Young Man is - Spirituality

If most of your dreams for your life can be seen as 'highly improbable' or 'least likely' by many others, if the cheese in you is not older than a quarter century of years, if you would love to continue loving life and fearing death, don't read anything after this period ' . '


OK. So you agree that you are ready to take on the sole responsibility of whatever happens to you by reading this article henceforth as yours. Remember, you are gonna be wandering in a lost world, and there is no turning back. This is your point of no return - .

That was a bold action.
Think.

Let X denote your name. (Here, your refers to the body and mind that is enclosed inside the 6 or less feet long and much less wide and deep magnitude of volume sitting in the chair)

So, Mr.X, if I say that you are your hands, will you agree?
Or if I say you are your legs?
Or heart?
Lungs?
Brain?
Torso?
Your whole body?

Then what are you? Your body + your mind?
Now you can say, that your mind is a part of your brain and hence you are your body itself, the hardware and the software installed in it.

But, I disagree.
I say that you are not your body or your mind, nor both. But YOU are a consciousness, that is watching over your mind, and your body. Your body is just a tool that serves the act of receptors of radio signals. Your intellect, another tool that process these information. Your mind, yet another tool that adds emotion to spice up your dinner and to serve it to you, the consciousness, which witness everything.
Understood?
You are not your mind, or body, but the consciousness that presides over the ceremony.

The mind is just a screen onto which the ideas are projected by the reel (body) and you are the audience in the theater who watches the show.

Now the problem is, people tend to think that they are their body or mind. They associate their existence with their body or intellect or mind. That is why they feel pain when the body is pierced, they cry when the mind is hurt. They can't bear insult. They can't suffer hardships. They just freak out for help.
Try disassociating yourself from your mind and body. See yourself as that consciousness. And you will soon realize that life is fun.

Now, even if you did not pay heed to my previous warnings, you are still safe. It is not late to close this page or to shift to some other posts.

OK. Then.

Until now, we were just discussing a psychological brain washing which can be used productively to bring the best out of anybody, without having him to break down.
But from now, we dive into the deepest depths of Hinduism, Advaita and all such religious thoughts, that are far too complicated to be understood let alone be experienced. But, the very fact that we can't understand these makes us try to understand it. And the more we understand it, the more we realize that our lives are meaningless.

Now, where did we stop? Yes. The consciousness.

This consciousness, was called atman by Vivekananda and many other Indian sages. The rough English translation brings us to the dictionary entry - soul.

So, it is this atman that defines us. We are not the sum of our body made up of matter and mind made up of even finer matter. But we are the infinite atman that stretches into every nook and corner of the universe. [Can't understand, right? Me too]

And this atman is a part of the greater atman - the paramatman, the superconsciousness. The superconsciousness is the sum of all consciousnesses. It is the air into which all the gases called atman melts into. [If we can agree on the previous paragraph, why not this?]

So, when man reaches such a level, where he is devoid of any thoughts about his mind, or any sense towards his body, he attains the superconsciousness. He is then logged into the Godly consciousness and has the infinite access to all the knowledge in the world. He knows the answer to every questions that gave him sleepless nights - Why am I here? What should I do? Who am I? - and it gave him happiness, eternal bliss. [But though I searched all through Vivekananda's works like Google does with internet, I couldn't find the login form where we can enter our username and password so as to access the aforesaid things. Sure, Google misses something]

Now you are in a confusion. You understand that there is some timber in this tree. But you can't just cut it and make a sofa set for your living room. You want to make one. But you don't have the axe or the chisel. You are gonna employ everything you've got around you to try and bring that tree down. But you can't.

That's why I warned you previously. You are gonna be wandering.

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Blissed Community
























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Will the feminists ever stop their incessant bitching?

May be some feminists will find in this author an excellent recipient to send hate mails
Will the feminists ever stop their incessant bitching?


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The Don't Quit Poem

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

- Author unknown
The above poem has been very successfully used in a motivational presentation at thedontquitpoem.com Go there and be motivated.

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Thanks to Mallya, Gandhi Lives in India

The personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi was bought by Vijay Mallya for $ 1.8 million (1 800 000 U.S. dollars = 93.0232558 million Indian rupees) from James Otis after bidding over the phone.

James Otis had said to the Indian government that he would give the properties free of cost to Indians, if the government decide to allocate more resources for eradication of poverty than for the development of warfare.

Seems like the intentions of the man was very good. For, after seeing Slumdog Millionaire he would've understood the anatomy of the pocket and stomach of Indians in the long forgotten corners of India. But, as there was no constitutional provision for agreeing on a resource allocation change with a foreign blood, our government could do nothing to make James Otis return those priceless possessions free and unscathed.

That's where the auctions come. The question whether Gandhi would've accepted a bar tender save himself is meaningless. For, if Gandhiji was living now, we would be seeing him ally with drunken men to fight the corruption and negative growth that governments are alternately providing us with. Selling our liver is much less worse than selling our consciousness.

But on what basis is UPA claiming everything that worthy self-raised Indians do, as their achievements? When Rahman and Pookkutty won Academy Awards, they said that they were providing them with the environment. (Of enough atrocities so that these men are touched in their hearts about the well being of their neighbours and this pain makes them create pieces like broken hearts do?)

While Vijay Mallya said he had not been approached by anyone in the Indian government in the matter, Indian Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni took credit for the bid and said in New Delhi: "The UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government has successfully bought the personal items gifted by Mahatma Gandhi to a person during his lifetime. (Source: The New Indian Express)

So what is this government aiming for. The copyright of everything that we produce? It seems natural to them that everything that is made in India is born by their governing. If a tree bears a fruit, they say the government has brought water, air, and soil. That's why.

One day an ox will bear and UPA will be searching for a rope to tie the calf.


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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Home

Since there is a basic limitation with blogging that doesn't allow a static home page, this page will henceforth do the function of the home page.

So, what should I introduce first? You can navigate through various important places like my profile, feeds, contact me, etc. through the buttons on the top. Also there are many gadgets on the sidebar that gives you useful information or other controls like following, commenting, etc.

Make sure that you read these posts:

Then read the best of my posts

Know about the Quotable Quotes Archive , In the Spotlight Archive and the Miscellaneous Page
And then go into this incomplete index





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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Schedule of Lok Sabha Election schedule 2009 General Elections 2009 Constituencies, number, facts, Kerala, single voter

The election schedule for the Lok Sabha general elections 2009 was announced along with other details, a few minutes ago by Dr N Gopalaswamy (chief election commissioner) at Chief Election Commission.

To get the press release given by the election commission, click here (pdf)

The elections this year will be conducted in 5 phases.

Phase

Date of polling

1

16th April

2

23rd April (22nd April in one constituency of Manipur)

3

30th April

4

7th May

5

13th May

Counting

16th May

The new government will come in power on the 2nd of June.

Different states will have different number of phases depending on the size and other issues.

Number of phases

States

5

Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh

4

Bihar

3

West Bengal, Maharashtra

2

Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand,
Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Orissa
and Punjab,

1

All the other states including Kerala


Facts:

Of the 543 constituencies,

  • 84 will be reserved for Scheduled Castes (This is 5 more than last election's in 2004)
  • 47 will be reserved for Scheduled Tribes

714 million people will vote in this election, 43 million more than 671 million people last time.

All villages with 300 or more voters will be given a separate polling booth.

If there is any problem of intimidation or such, a polling booth will be awarded even if the population is less than 300.

Thus, a polling booth in Gujarat has a single voter. There are only two voters in a polling booth in Chhattisgarh and only 3 voters in polling booths of 3 other states.


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Blogs of Celebrities, Indian actors, Malayalam actors, sports players, super stars

So. Are you bored up with reading blogs of common men like me?
Then see these blogs.
Aamir Khan (posts come once in a while, but they come from heart)
Amitabh Bachan(At least one post per day)
Mammootty
Roger Federer
(My personal favourite)

Too little? First read these. More to come in coming days


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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Know Your Value............

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a Rupee 500 note.

In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this Rupee 500 note?"

Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this note to one of you
but first let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the note up.
He then asked, "Who still wants it?"

Still the hands were up in the air.
"Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and
started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all
crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?"
Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson.
No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not
decrease in value. It was still worth Rupee 500/-.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt
by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as
though we are worthless.
But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose
your value.

You are special. Don't ever forget it! Never let yesterday's disappointments overshadow tomorrow's dreams.

" VALUE HAS A VALUE ONLY IF ITS VALUE IS VALUED"




From the Orkut community Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's Fan Club (Thread:Know your value TS:
Shabbir)

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