Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Why I chose to be a Doctor, over Physicist?

I've decided to join medicine and become a doctor, while loving Physics to the core and after dreaming to be a physics professor for a few years. Why?
My liking of Physics is just fascination. I read every new theories presented in the subject, but believe few. I may get an MSc or PhD in Physics, but what if I don't trust the subject I like?

In the period that Einstein was active as a professor, one of his students came to him and said: "The questions of this year's exam are the same as last years!" "True," Einstein said, "but this year all answers are different."
I don't want to risk my life and learn this western science.
I just want to live a life that can be of any use to others, (and comfortable to me) and I believe being a doctor can perfectly fit my needs.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

You aren't hurt when you miss somebody...

But you're hurt like a nail down your throat when you think about somebody you've missed.

And this is what's happening to me right now. Tomorrow, my class 10 results will be announced, along with thousands of others'. But mine is going to be special, because whatever the figures tell, I'm going to school tomorrow. With that result which that school gave me. And I'm going to meet my teachers. The teachers who made me. The teachers who touched me.

But I still don't understand why it's only when you are lying on the bed just trying to get some sleep on the eve of the results that you think of the work that you did to have been waiting for those results that are going to be announced in a few hours. Why doesn't it strike to you at any point of time before that hour that you go to school only once. And why don't you understand that you have only one set of teachers who taught you what you had to learn. No one else can teach you those basics anymore, because you've already learned it and repeating is not learning. No one can be your teacher anymore. Then, why don't you let yourselves out, and make those souls know what they mean to you. Can anything else be more appropriate on the day of the results.

Yes, I am going to school tomorrow. (And I'm going to love it this time around much more than I've ever had)

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Facts about Indian Prime Ministers

The Prime Minister whose birth anniversary falls on November 19 

Indira Gandhi 

The PM from Andhra Pradesh who could speak many languages 

P.V. Narasimha Rao 

Twice the acting PM, never the actual PM

Gulzari Lal Nanda 

Only PM from Karnataka 

H. D. Deve Gowda 

Became PM at 81, died at 99 

Morarji Desai 

The PM who died at Tashkent in USSR 

Lal Bahadur Sastri 

The PM who also served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh 

Viswanath Pratap Singh 

Youngest PM, who also was a commercial pilot before being into politics

Rajiv Gandhi 

The PM who held the post for 17 years consecutively 

Jawaharlal Nehru 

First person to deliver a speech in Hindi at the UN 

Atal Behari Vajpayee 

The PM who was born in a village in Pakistan, the primary school in which he learned was renamed after him when he became PM

Manmohan Singh 


Source: Revised NEW FIND OUT GK book for class 6 OXFORD University Press

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Why are we, we?

Human beings exist. And unlike all other organisms, he thinks, not just of himself but also of the world around and also of the world inside him. And this self-enquiry is what takes us to this fundamental question. Why do we exist? And the answer, the answer I don't know.

But let us think of evolution. If Darwin is right, human beings evolved out of the common ancestor between him and apes, and this species in turn evolved from another less complex species. And it all simplifies to reach the simplest organisms. So, it all started with a single cell of life. But does it end with human beings? In other words, are human beings the pinnacle of evolution? Biologists agree that human beings are nothing but another variety in the pool. They might be much more intelligent, but they are just another species.

So, my first big question is, "Are we authorized to question?" And the answer is simple, "We can, we must"

"But just because we are able to question, does it mean that we will be able to find the answers?" "It's just a matter of belief"

If you believe in the idea that somebody created this universe, and we all, and it is he who decided what we do next and what the next letter I'm going to type, then you are completely free to search for your soul's ultimate aim and live or die for it.

But this is a risk that many find unwilling to take, including me. Because, they believe that they are here by accident and there's no point in trying to understand why this accident happened. And this is what I call the theory of accident.

By this largely humanistic theory, I mean that we are here by something that we don't know, and that we needn't know. We know we are here, then why don't we just be here? Why don't we live happily knowing that we are here and there's nothing that we can do to undo our existence or nothing that we can do by knowing how we came into existence. Why don't we live here being a lot helpful to other beings? Why don't we live here as if no one ever wanted us to do anything? Why can't we just ignore this meaningless question and start living the life that we happen to be into?

But it is when we start living such that this question again pops up. Why are we here? Are we here to just live and die like a prisoner in jail? Or are we here to do something else?

And when we try to answer this, we find that even if we are here to do something great, what is greater than helping others and living happily? What promise does knowing your life's aim give you rather than infinite bliss? Does any spiritual theories promise you anything other than infinite bless and an escape route from all your miseries? If we can get this all by not doing what these theories tell us, then why should we?

To sum up, I believe that we just need to live and live happily, because that's all that you can do

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

An Example of How Porn Can be Used to Hack Your Orkut or Google Account

A lot of hackers have achieved great success in their pursuits by using porn to trick susceptible internet users. They usually show a single but luring obscene picture and make people go to their website for seeing more of such pictures.

And now, someone has started the trick in orkut. Recently I saw in my friends list an extremely vulgar picture of a topless girl named Sexy Riya. Instantly I smelt something and went to the profile. I knew that this was someone's profile hacked. So, I looked at the email id and found out that it was one of my actual friends whose account had been hacked. I went to his scrapbook and saw this scrap

HACKED ???!!!!

and this too

hey.. thats not the new version man.... it hacks the password.....

Why? The profile had links displayed in two ways. One, in the status bar, it had said:

Then, in the about me section
WATCH ME NAKED OUT HERE----> "www.(iwon't give the site).tk

You know what is going to happen if we go to that site. (Though I did know what, I just followed the link, Please don't misunderstand me, OK?)

Now what was there is a page similar to orkut login page, asking you to log in with your google account to get access to porn albums in orkut.

I didn't go further, so I can't tell you whether they keep promises or not. But I can assure you, once they get your username and password, they just take over your orkut profile and replace it with a profile similar to what we started with. So, at your place all your friends are going to see a naked woman, and if they don't control themselves, the virus spreads like swine flu.

So, the next time you see something similar, you know what not to do

N.B. I don't want you to give it a try, that's why I am not giving the link to anything mentioned in here.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Kerala Higher Secondary Exam (Plus Two) Results 2009, Kerala Vocational Higher Secondary Examination Results 2009, Email registration

Click here for Department of Higher Secondary Education Examination Result 2009 (DHSE +2 XII 2009)
Click here for Kerala Vocational Higher Secondary Examination Results 2009 (VHSE +2 XII 2009)
Click here for getting them through e-mail

DHSE Results
The Results of Higher Secondary Examinations (2009) held in March 2009 can be obtained online from the sites mentioned here.

Education Portal of the Department of Higher Secondary Education Kerala (DHSE Kerala)

Kerala Exam Results Portal

IT@School website

Centre For Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT)'s website

Exam Results Section of Kerala government



hseresultnorth.in For northern districts - Kasargod, Kannur, Kozhikode, Wayanad

hseresultcentral.in For central districts - Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Idukki

hseresultsouth.in For southern districts - Kottayam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram

VHSE Results



Results through e-mail



That's all folks.

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Roland Garros: Federer is Confident and So Are We

What did you think of Roger Federer? That he is just a man who wilts under pressure and submits on the slightest sign of failure? He could have lost a dozen matches that he should have won. But it's not the opponent who can decide. When Federer is playing, there is only one man playing. And it's either he wins or loses. There is no win or lose for the opponent. Federer is the God. And he believes he can win French Open this year. He will get it. He will regain the Wimbledon. It's all his.

The previous paragraph was written by me just now as a great fan of Federer. Now if I write this as a tennis critic, it would look like this:

Roger Federer is having an unequivocally detestable season this year around. But he is a champion. A champion whose glory we can't describe. (Oops! Am I turning too much pro-Federer?) And he's announced yesterday at Madrid that he still believes he can beat Rafael Nadal on clay and win the Roland Garros this year. With him so proudly telling that he's gonna be a father and also he's gonna win French Open and retain Wimbledon, can he lose? He can't and he will not. Though there is Nadal on the other side, the Nadal who does not give up; who cares? If Federer is saying he needs something he is going to get it, and nobody can stop him from getting it.

A Physicist in my head said: If at all Federer's gonna retire, he was such a massive star in the beginning that when he ends up he's gonna finish as a black hole and so, he's gonna grab everything before he goes.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Samsung launches 1st LED TV, 250,000 OLPC laptops for Indian schools

Samsung launches first LED TV in the Indian market

The use of LED technology enables Samsung's LED TVs to be 70 per cent slimmer and consumes less than 40 per cent of the power consumed by conventional LCD TVs.

250,000 OLPC laptops for Indian schools
According to the reports, the Indian government has ordered such a huge quantity, though it’s not enough for the schools.

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Things People Said: Courtroom Quotations

Things People Said: Courtroom Quotations

Extremely funny things like this:

Lawyer: "And what did he do then?"
Witness: "He came home, and next morning he was dead."
"So when he woke up the next morning he was dead?"

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Friday, May 1, 2009

What Kerala and Keralites Can and Must Learn From Delhi City

I've recently been to Delhi. Actually it's been my first time visit. (Though, I dream of making it many more times)

And though the heat there took the toll out of me, a poor Keralite, I still love Delhi and wish to be back there.

There are two important things that we Keralites must learn from such big cities.

First is transport. One thing that really mesmerized me into loving Delhi is the metro railway. It is comfortable, fast, affordable, time-savvy and reduces congestion in the roads. You do know that it is almost impossible to get from the North to the South of Cochin at 8 in any weekday morning. Metro railway need not be in metro cities.
For roads, one thing that is absent in Delhi roads is gutters. There has been no compromise made with the health of roads, and that gives you a huge relief. At least you can mind other business while driving without hitting anything trying to avoid a hole in front.

And the second, the lifestyle.
We Keralites have a habit of thinking about others. How they look. How they see us. How nasty they are. How rude. How disgusting others can be. How helping others can be harmful. How a "sorry" can lower our respect. How a "good morning" makes us inferior.
How rubbish!
In the city, people don't care about others. Everyone lives in a world of thier own, in which they need care about matters they are concerned with, and matters that need their attention. Can't we just try to concentrate on ourselves?
Not that we should replace our styles with their, but shouldn't we adapt and perfect ourselves.

And of course, Delhi is the capital of India

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What Does Being Alive Mean?

We are alive. For, we breathe, we move, we do things that pebbles probably cannot.
But what does it mean, "to live"?

There ARE more than 6 billion people on earth. And we are only a few among them. It doesn't make a difference whether we live or we die. Nobody cares to see what we do, what we don't. And even if we don't do something, nothing happens to the system. The sky doesn't break apart and fall on your roof.
Then, why should we live?

This of course is the question that philosophers have been asking themselves and others for centuries. This of course is the question that makes many men in their harshest times, lie on the railway track waiting for the train, or tie one end of a rope on a ceiling fan and the other end around the neck?


There are many ways to answer this:

One way is the path of spirituality. You don't know why you live, you ask why and move, hopefully, towards the answer. These are most often propelled by spirituality gurus. They tell you that God is there, but you can find him, only through unflinching devotion. But betting on a God one whose very existence is doubted, is a risk that no sane human is gonna take. (That's why we call a saint, insane)

Another way is to accept the truth and just live. You know you are living. And though you don't know why you are living, you know how to live, so, you live.
And to live so, there are many ways. Some people live luxuriously. Some miserably. Some are happy, that they are living. Some wait for death. You just live the way you lived until this why-question came to your mind.

Yet another way is to know that you are blessed to be living, and more, to be living as a human, and then, to use your life to the best, reach out for the maximum and make it huge.
This is the kind of life that we should aim at.
We are alive. There is only one life. Then why not make it huge???

Socialize. Volunteer. Participate in whatever is going on around. Read everything. Learn anything new. Help every one. Love all. Play for fun. Laugh. Smile. Make others happy. Talk. Teach. Dream. Do big things. Change the world.

And finally you've got the answer. Why are you alive?

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