Tuesday, February 28

SUCCESS

          Life is full of ups and downs.While we exhilarate in the ups,we are totally at a loss when it comes to dealing with the downs.Each day is a fresh day,Look at it with the hope and enthusiasm.Yesterday is over.Why not remove the garbage from our mind??
"Man learns to skate by staggering,making a fool of himself.Indeed,he progresses in all the things by resolutely making a fool of himself" -G.B. Shaw
          From cave life to modern civilized life is a story  of trail and error.The people in the cave age,undaunted by the fear of mistakes,made inventions and discoveries that constitute the glory of modern civilization. Whatever the situation,we can make the best of things by the right approach.A peep into the lives of great personages bears to the fact that fruits of labour are sweeter than gifts of fortune.Intelligence and diligence are our best guarantors of success.
        If we wish to rise in our career,starting to like the work is the first step.If we wish to excel,having a healthy approach to criticism is of prime importance.Not the criticism of job,environment or colleagues, but keen interest in work with a clear mind will help us go up and achieve our goals.If we want to scare away failures,preserving peace of mind in the face of heavy odds is needed.

  "all the water in the ocean can sink a ship unless the water starts getting inside.All the troubles in the world cannot sink a human being unless those troubles invade his inner life"

Monday, February 27

STEPPING STONES

Failures are the stepping stones to success.. this is the general proverb that we know.. here is my piece of thought to it!!! :)

                                                                    



Life is composed of many steps,
Some large,some small,
Each step takes me to the next,
I may not know how many twists and turns lie ahead,
But i know that there always is a way!!. 


Reference and source: Positive thoughts and positive actions book by Arnol fox and Barry Fox.

Friday, February 24

Science and tech picture quiz 2




1) Put funda

Highlight for answer: To Higgs Boson.



2) ID:
 Highlight for answer: Googlerola


3)ID:


Highlight for answer: Cherenkov radiation



4) ID:
                                                             

Highlight for answer: Great Indian bustard




                                                                     5) ID and put funda


 Highlight for answer: Ivan Pavlov's dog preserved at The Pavlov museum, Russia.

Credits: Navin Sridhar
https://www.facebook.com/navinsridhar

Thursday, February 23

10 DROPS OF WATER

              We have heard the sayings 10 drops of water makes a mighty ocean.But have we ever wondered,that it is not the 10 drops of water but 10 drops of different mixtures that makes the mighty ocean.


A drop of love,
A drop of warmth,
A drop  of friendship,
A drop of song,
A drop of Laughter,
A drop of learning,
A drop of growing,
A drop of sharing,
A drop of helping,
A drop of forgiving.

10 tiny drops of  all these makes an ocean of joy.

Reference and source: Positive thoughts and positive actions book by Arnol fox and Barry Fox.

Wednesday, February 22

THINKING CLOCK

I just met an old man who was very depressed with the happenings in the world, and was wondering were things were heading...i write these lines from the old mans point of view...

                                                          when i was a young man,
                                                       i wanted to change the world.
                                                i found it difficult to change the world,
                                                      so i tried  to change my nation.

                                               when i found i couldn't change the nation,
                                                         i began to focus on my town.
                                             I couldn't change the town,as an older man,
                                                          i tried to change my family.
                                                                 now as a old man,
                                              I realize the only thing i can change is  myself,
                                                         and suddenly i realize if long ago
                                                                i had changed myself,
                                                   i could have made an impact on my family.
                                   My family and i could have made an impact on our town.
                                               Their impact could have changed the nation
                                               and i could indeed have changed the world.


 all those who want to do something for the society and something for the nation,  those who want to do really big and bring in an impact , must first bring in a change in themselves.

"even if you're on the right track,you'll get run over if you just sit there."- Arthur Godfrey

    So get up, change yourself,and bring change to the society. Do small, Go big

Reference and source: Positive thoughts and positive actions book by Arnol fox and Barry Fox.


                                          

Tuesday, February 21

TOI vs HINDU

    Why are the newspaper giants Times of India and The Hindu taking out TV ads about each other????   We could have not missed the remarkable ads by the Bennett,Coleman & co. Ltd giant and that from Kasturi & Sons Ltd. giant.
     
             There first came an add that shows a guy who always falls asleep at all sorts of places,including at a parade in which a band plays loud music.This guy keeps nodding off all the time,and then it turns out that the reason he's always so sleepy is because he reads The Hindu,which (according to them) is so boring that it puts anyone who reads it to sleep.
            So what did the add suggest???? (well i had to see the add twice to understand that they were targeting the Hindu)   If u don't want to snooze off at odd times,you'd better switch to the excitement filled TOI.


              Is Hindu boring???   well i think The Hindu takes the general seriousness to lengths of severity.

Monday, February 20

Pen is Sharper than Knife…


“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a cleverer devil.” 


Years after people will not remember what you teach them or what you told them but for sure people will remember how you were.

1) Hitler, people will not quote his sayings all the times. People remember only his tyranny to suppress one group of people.

2) Mandela, people will not remember what he said them but people will consider him as a crusader and as a fighter, because he behaved like that.



It is certainly not what you have; it is all about how you show them out, similarly it is not that what you hold inside, it is all about how you telecast it outside…

I can quote plenty of examples for uneducated brilliants; they never went for oxford or Cambridge, even to the municipality school nearby your house, but they are not lesser to any of the scholars and bureaucrats.



Sincerely speaking, schools and colleges are not the source of knowledge, I want to quote this…If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” 



Schools and colleges of today acts as a BOGUS PASSPORT office, which gives you passport if you give them the money they need.

Degree, personally I feel that it is nothing but just a paper…
100%  90% 80% are nothing but Just numbers.

If you shout yourself that I am from IIT and I have 99%, it is not that you are roman god for education, if you don’t know how to open a letter without damaging its cover, 
what the hell you studied at IIT? What kind of an educated person you are?
If you don’t know how to behave with others? What is the use of calling ourselves as EDUCATED?
If you don’t know how to open a loosen a nut or if you don’t know how to install a new software, what’s the use of proclaiming “EDUCATED”..

Friday, February 17

TOUNGUE TWISTERS

Well here are the toughies.. practice these and show off your skill in tongue twisting to your peers.. :)


1. Send tost to ten tense stout saints's ten tall tents.


2.six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.


3.Lukes's duck likes lakes.Luke luck licks lakes.Luke's duck likes lakes.Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes.Luke luck takes licks in lake duck likes...!!


4.six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.


5.There was a fisherman named fisher who fished for some fish in a fissure till a fish with a gin,pulled the fisherman in .Now they're fishing the fissure for fisher.


        Have fun practicing these toung twisters,.. :)

Thursday, February 16

Science and tech picture quiz 1


     
1) ID:
HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER:" BOLTZMAN CONSTANT"



















2)ID:
HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER: "CASIMIR  EFFECT"













3)ID:

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER: "MATRIX DIGITAL RAIN"














4)ID:


HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER: "NIKOLAS STENO"










5)ID:

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER::"OTTO HAHN"

















Credits: Navin Sridhar










Wednesday, February 15

REDUCING STRESS


Stress is often caused by a particular situation we are in. Many people, for example, have a fear of public speaking. An effective strategy is to prepare well in advance. Ways to do this may include visiting the location ahead of time to familiarize yourself with it and rehearsing your speech in front of a family member or friend.Here are few ways how we can reduce stress.




1.Get up 15 minutes earlier each morning. That gives you a little more time to eat something, run back to get something you forgot, or enjoy a cup of coffee before heading out the door. If you drive to work, a 15 or 20 minute head start may decrease some of the traffic you face, and make the commute less stressful.

2.Many people do not get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis. Seven to eight hours each night is the amount of sleep generally recommended, although it varies from person to person.

3.Do not eat or drink too much caffeine although it gives you stamina and vitality it also disturbs sleep patterns and makes you more nervous.

4. When things are not going the way you want, don't get frantic,as it has a lot to do with the way you feel.Things like "I'll never learn this,” "I can't do it" or "I hate this guy" are negative thinking and promotes stress, depression, and frustration. Always be optimistic.

5.Meditation, slow and easy abdominal breathing, and connecting with positive emotions are three methods for getting the desired pattern of both strength and balance.Meditation is associated with balance and relaxation that helps us reach a state of balance.

6.Smile more. We all know laughter reduces stress. You will be amazed at how much more pleasant the people around you are when you make an effort to be pleasant yourself.

7.Realize that there are some things that just aren't worth worrying about and there are some things you just can't change. Don't waste time stressing over the things in either category.


Reference: Positive thoughts and positive actions book by Arnol fox and Barry Fox. Definition of stree from wiki page.

Saturday, February 11

COLOR CODES

February 14th is fast approaching and is the love festival on which day lovers express their love and romance . Nowadays Valentine Day is festival of all age group in India. One thing that is important on Valentine Day is dress code which indicates the different status. Some dress color code conveys different moods to others about someone who wears it.Though some do not take all these color codes seriously, there are some who follow these codes and here is the complete Valentine's Day dress code and color meanings.


Ø Blue- I’m free

Ø Green- I’m waiting



Ø Orange- going to propose

Ø Pink- accepted just now!!!

Ø Black- proposal rejected

Ø White- already booked

Ø Yellow- broke up!!!

Ø Gray- not interested…

Ø Red- leave me

Friday, February 10

Best valentine gifts

1. CHOCOLATE:
                                 Why has chocolate always been the favorite romantic gift ? Because when you give chocolate, you can never go wrong. There are four reasons why: 
1. First: chocolate is a gift that very few people will refuse and almost 99% of Women of all ages love chocolate.
2. Second: you can give chocolate to your loved one to celebrate any occasions, such as Valentine days, birthdays, anniversaries, other significant events.
3. Third: Chocolate can be an expression of love, friendship, a sign of sympathy, or simply a delicious treat to say you're thinking of someone special.  




2.FLOWERS:
                           There is nothing common about flowers, on the contrary, they are about the most unique, powerful, and romantic gifts!

For centuries flowers have been awarded to winners in the form of victory wreaths. They also have been given as a gesture of love as they are regarded as nature’s most beautiful creation, and they symbolize everything that is positive in this world – life, love, and happiness. The diverse shapes, patterns, styles, colors, shades, and fragrances have appealed to human senses since long ago. In the seventeenth century, the giving of flowers as a gifts, which originates from Turkey, became familiar. 



                                                 3.POEMS:
                  Find out a poem or poetry which analogous with your Relationship stage: 1. You are in the beginning of relationship, 2. You are dating, 3. You are engaged, or 4. You are married.

Wednesday, February 8

5 WAYS TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE

 What would you do if u have only ten seconds to show you're a somebody.

The incredible,inescapable,unique essence of you

1.The Flooding Smile:
                                 Dont flash an immediate smile,when you greet someone.Instead look at the other persons face for sometime.pause.Soak in their persona.Then let a big warm ,responsive smile flood over your face.

2.Sticky eyes:
                       Pretend your eyes are glued to your conversation partners with sticky warm toffee.Dont break eye contact even after he/she has finished speaking.When you must look away,do it slowly.

3.Pivoting:
                The instant you are introduced to someone,reward your new acquaintance.Give the warm smile,the total body turn. 



4.limit the fidget:
                           Whenever your conversation really counts,let your nose itch,ear tingle or your foot prickle.Do not fidget,twitch,or scratch.Doing all these gives your listener the gut feeling that you are fibbing

5.Keep a dual track:
   Make it a habit to get on a dual track while talking.Express yourself, but keep an eye on how your listener is reacting to what you are saying.Then plan your moves accordingly.


Reference: How to talk to someone by Leil lowndes

Friday, February 3

CHANAKYA CHANTS- Book review:-

I have always admired Chanakya,the man known for his intelligence.One of the greatest figures of wisdom and knowledge in the Indian history is Chanakya


                                                        
Chanakya’s Chant is a book that takes the reader between two plots. One set in 340BC about 2300 years ago which is all about history and how Chanakya also known as Vishnu Gupta starts with the desire to avenge the murder of his father and how the desire becomes an obsession and he turns into a strategist whom history will remember, who will by his political tricks manage to prevent Alexander from taking over the entire Bharat and also who with great determination and yet some more tactics quite a lot of them grey in nature manages to start the build of Mayuran Empire under the leadership of his favorite pupil Chandragupta Maurya, and finally succeeds in uniting the entire Bharat.

The other part of the story brings us to the current time, to today’s Bharat. Pandit Gangasagar, who lost his father early in age learns about Chanakya and is totally inspired by him, he leaves the comfort of his job to enter the world of politics but not directly and just as his emotional mentor, he takes forward his pupil, his protégée Chandini Gupta. Its a well weaven story about how Pandit Gangasagar breaks every rule possible to take Chandni Malik to the position to Prime Minister.

The best thing about the book is the fact that the two stories go in parallel, there are yet differences in them, the decisions they make the same thought process but have totally different implications but in turn have the same nutshell result in the end. Its a book which is very cleverly keeps the reader hooked to it from the start till the end. The book highlights what we are seeing today in Indian politics that power is mostly not in the hands of but behind the person in power.…Its a clever, witty book just as Chanakya was :) and the book feels well researched

Last Words : An interesting well researched fast paced book about politics, strategy and history.


P.S: a must read for those who are interested in politics, and history.