A Quote for life!


“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for Insects


Robert A Heinlein
(American science-fiction writer,1907-1988)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My personality – birds 'I' view!

Browsing through blogs is one thing I do religiously and more often. I often tumble on blogs that have something different information and try to understand and focus on the same. Today, while browsing through a blog, I got the following information.

It tells your personality based on various things, like First Letter of your name, the month in which you were born etc. I just read what was appropriate for me and would like to share the same with you all. People, who tag me to write different things about me and all, can have a look into this. You will know a lot about me.

I am not sure how they have deduced all these, but it matches a lot of characteristics that I personally boast on.

Disclaimer: I am really ignorant of the mechanism to construe all these
information. I just want to share what I read so that you also know about the
same. Please do not make judgment on this basis. I have not – you too, do not!


BY FIRST LETTER OF NAME

Does your name begin with: T?

You are very sensitive, private & sometimes very passive. You like someone who takes the lead. Music, soft lights & romantic thoughts turn you on. You fantasize & tend to fall in & out of love soon. When in love you are romantic, idealistic & mushy. You enjoy having your senses & your feelings stimulated, titillated & teased. You are a great flirt. You can make your relationships fit your dreams, all in your own head. Once you put your mind to something you manage to stand by it and see your dreams through. You aren't very good at expressing your feelings. You like things your own way. You do not like change; you like to hold on to things. This may not always be good because if given an opportunity things may develop into great things. You work your way to the top. Attention must be given to what others say because even though you don't want to hear it their advice may turn out to save your life.



BY MONTH

OCTOBER

Loves to chat Loves those who loves him/her Loves to takes things at the center Attractive and suave Inner and physical beauty Does not lie or pretend Sympathetic Treats friends importantly Always making friends Easily hurt but recovers easily Bad tempered Selfish Seldom helps unless asked Daydreamer Very opinionated Does not care of what others think Emotional Decisive Strong clairvoyance Loves to travel, the arts and literature Soft-spoken, loving and caring Romantic Touchy and easily jealous Concerned Loves outdoors Just and fair Spendthrift and easily influenced Easily lose confidence.


BY DATE

October 14th - October 23rd = SILVER
SILVER

You are imaginative and shy, but you like trying new things. You like to challenge yourself. You learn things easily, and like "Hard to get". Your love life is normally hard and confusing.


BY SIGNING STYLE

RANDOM SIGN, SIMILARITY BETWEEN NAME & SIGN

These persons are considered to be intelligent but never think. These people change their ideas & views as fast as the wind changes its direction of flow. They never think whether that particular thing is right or wrong. You can win them just by flattering them.

WRITING COMPLETE NAME AS THEIR SIGN
These persons are very kind hearted, can adjust themselves to any environment & to the person they are talking. These persons are very firm on their views & posses a lot of will power.


I know a few of you would be interested in getting to know all these about yourself and would like to know where I got this information from. If so, please visit this link to know about your own personality – Orangy.in!

PS: Excuse any grammatical error (if any)!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

T20 World Cup Ends!


The T20 World Cup (Men) ended and Pakistan lifted the cup! I am not sure how many Indians are happy to know that, but one thing is sure they were not a deserving side. I played Fantasy Cricket with CricInfo and the Pakistani players brought me so many points – I should thank them; but then, given the team composition of New Zealand, Sri Lanka and India, I never thought Pakistan will come out with flying colors! Well, many did not think the same, but that’s what happened yesterday! Pakistan won by 8 wickets with 8 balls remaining as the Sri Lankan players looked on. The last ball commentary in CricInfo reads:

18.4
Malinga to Shahid Afridi, 1 leg bye, he's done it! Afridi misses the
yorker and it hits him on the pad and the ball goes on the off side, it's a leg
bye but who cares, Afridi raises his arms in triumph, what a player, he's
delivered when it mattered most, the players rush on to the ground to mob him
and Malik, such joy, there are hugs all around.


Anyways, let me congratulate the Pakistan team. I have lots against the country and its foreign policy, but nothing against the players. I know they work as hard as anyone else (not on their English – it still limps or needs a runner at times). Sahid Afridi has shown what he is known for and has proved his mettle too. I like that cricketer – who says you need to KNOW cricket to play for your country? Sunny Gavaskar should watch his tongue when he talks about class and style and grammar in budding cricketers. Look at Afridi – he knows how to bowl fast flippers and knows how to use his bottom hand to dispatch the ball way out of the ground. Well done buddy!

There were multiple times during the tournament that I wanted to write; but then, I never had time to do so, until today, when I had to! So, I am sorry that you all missed out on a few thoughts of mine on different games and players in the tournament.

No word for the Indian team? Well, I want to say, but then, hum bolega to bologe ke bolta hai! I think Garry Kirsten has said it all – the fatigue has done it all. I agree. I would just add a few more adjectives – the urge for money, the pressure of IPL, the craving for promoting soaps and mobiles and the ennui of winning game after game are the various causes. Hope you understand that there is a BIG LIFE out there apart from Cricket and you have no rights to talk about one’s freedom of choosing his own life style!


The women T20 World Cup also ended with the sturdy England Women Cricket team winning the cup. India lost brutally there too. Hope we understand that we need to promote the same on regular basis or abandon those women who play cricket in India. If we do not cheer them up, we have no rights to question them for even a 10 wickets defeat! Anjum Chopra, Jhulan Goswami… whom else do you know from the Women cricket team? I do not know anyone else!

Anyways, best of luck to all the cricketers of India. Now that both the teams have failed greatly, I would love to see some new faces in the teams – someone who earns less in advertising and works only to improve his/her cricket. Best of luck cricketers. Best of luck India!

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Three Years in HP!


For all my posts regarding my office – Click Here.
Did not celebrate the same upon completion of two years - God knows why!!
Completion of One Year in HP – celebration post!

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

MAD Bangalore Recruitment Drive

MAD is in Bangalore! 
And Bangalore is all set to Make A Difference.

MAD Bangalore is all geared up to get into the activities and is eyeing the foremost classes to begin in July. At this point in time, we need YOU to come up and share the stage.

The society has given us so much from the very first moment that we were born. We need to give back something too. There is a need – a perfect want where we can contribute and fill up the space – a gap between unequal strata of our society. Education is a tool which can easily bridge this gap. WE CAN share the knowledge we have with them who are in need of it and can utilize it better, but have no resources to tap. WE CAN stand beside them and help them stand on their own feet.

  • Do you love to be with kids – surrounded, respected and inspired by them?
  • Do you think teaching English to a kid will help India grow?
  • Can you give away 2 hours of your time weekly?
  • Do you think that you can Make A Difference?
  • Do you have it in you, what it takes to MAD?
  • Can you do it?
  • I CAN, CAN YOU?

If you think YOU too CAN, then come let’s join hands and take the pledge. Let’s work together towards edifying the basic and most wide spread segment of our society – the children – the destitute – the future of the nation.

MAD Bangalore is organizing its very first recruitment workshop this Saturday, June 20, 2009. Let’s work together and contribute – together, WE CAN and WE WILL Make A Difference!


You all are invited!!


Event: MAD Bangalore Recruitment Drive 
The Blind Date: June 20, 2009
Rendezvous spot: Rotary House, Bangalore (Contact for exact location)
Proposed Time: 4 PM to 7 PM (Saturday Evening – so, all of you can drop in easily)


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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Make a Difference (MAD)

News! News! Make a Difference (MAD) is in Bangalore. An NGO working towards edifying that section of the society who has the talent, but do not have the obligatory resources to make the talent count. Want to know more about MAD? Read on…


MAD Vision: To Bridge Inequalities in Society through Education




Bring a change

Bringing a change is something we have always wanted to. Many of us did not like the education system in school; some did not like the teachers teaching us; a few more did not like the traffic jams on the way to office or the boss dictating there. We did not like the way it was and hence, we wanted to change it. We wanted to alter the education system, the government, the weather, the topography and the structure of the nose of the old woman next door – all these because we did not like. We always craved to change things that concerned us, and sometimes, that did not; but we wanted to bring a change. A change for ourselves was hard earned and many of us could not make it happen.

The cause here is different. The cause for a change here is not because it concerns an individual. Here, the concern is communal, national and humanitarian. Here the change is directed towards the holistic progress of the nation – the scope is the development of the unattended and unfortunate lot that makes up a lion’s share of the country’s population. Here, we come together to bring upon a change and make a difference.



Let’s come together, and make a difference.

A water drop in a pond means not much; however, millions of drops together build ponds, lakes, rivers and oceans. We cannot deny this fact. We cannot deny the strength, necessity and importance of an individual drop, for if those individual drops would not have come together, there would not have been any water body at all.

Similarly, to bring a change in the existing systems we need to get together. A group of likeminded people, who think that a change is inevitable and something needs to be done to bring upon that change, can actually make this happen. There are a lot of things around us that are happening for years immemorial which we have thought sometime or the other, need to be changed. Let us stop complaining about things that are not happening the way we want them to be and let us step in the puddle ourselves; for only we know what is wrong and only we can do our best to make the necessary changes. Let’s come together!

Once we are together, we can bend the highest of peaks and cut through the mightiest of oceans. Together, we can do the impossible. Together, we can make it happen – the way we want to. Let’s come together and make a difference.


How do I make a difference?

As isolated and secluded drops of water would not stand in the scorching sun, I do not stand anywhere alone. I cannot make much of a difference, unless I am tied up with a few more who thinks like me and works like me. Together, we can and we will make a difference. This is where a necessity of an organization is vivid. Things that I wanted to change and I could not, can be changed once I am in a group and while I am in a group, I can alter things that all of us think needs to be reformed.

Make a Difference (MAD) is such an organization that brings concurring people together and works to make a difference and bring a change into effect. Every individual member is equally important here and every effort is counted. Everyone is important when it comes to affect a cause that indulges everyone in some way or the other.



Scope: What does MAD do?

MAD works towards providing orphans and deprived children in different parts and corners of India with quality education and knowledge of computers to empower them with every possible skill they would need to compete with children of their age, as they grow up. MAD allows these children to acquire required skills and accrue on their knowledge base in such a way that they can also grow into qualified professionals in the long run.

There has been disparity among the education available to children from different realms of the society. There was a time when higher education was accessible only to the rich and well-to-do. Then, time changed and it was made available to a larger segment of the population. However, there remains a still larger section that is deprived, but equally talented and need some assistance in accumulating skills to match the rest. MAD works as a conduit, in bridging the inequality persistent in the society and the mode is always through education. MAD works towards changing the facade of availability of education to the entire Indian population, bringing together young students and bureaucrats to work and make a difference!

We always knew that we wanted to do something to assist children who are deprived of traditional schooling and higher education; however, we never knew how to do that. MAD provides us an opportunity to do that and a platform where we can come up and do what we always wanted to. MAD provides a network that will lead us directly to the war zone, where we are needed most. MAD offers an organizational backing to provide infrastructural and other support to all the youths who want to be a part of this mass movement. MAD trains us and provides us will all the necessary equipments that will be needed while we are with the children.



What needs to be done?

MAD is currently operating in Chennai, Pune, Cochin and Hyderabad and is mushrooming in other parts of India as well. There is a need of lot more participation and hence, there is a need of many people coming up front and joining the cause. One can make a difference by just spending 2 hours a week in a constructive way. By joining MAD and becoming a part of the movement one can really make a difference.

There are lots of areas where you can take part actively. You can decide on your mode of involvement in MAD. You can decide what you want to do based on your interests and skill sets and also you can decide how much time you want to devote every week. You can be a journalist and represent the voice of the youth around you – free and unbiased opinions of the youth, talking about the various problems faced by them or by the world as a whole. You can Start a cell in your college and plan and coordinate your own activities and also receive help from MAD as and when required. You can be a trainer too and train the volunteers of MAD and equip them with necessary skills to teach and aid the deprived children. There is a lot more to do. You will discover more avenues to flow your synergy the way you want it, once you join MAD.

Please feel free to contact MAD whenever you want to for more information and guidance. Also, visit MAD’s website at: Make a Difference to know more about the organizational structure and its current plans and initiatives. Come on, let’s join hands and work together. MAD looks forward to have you alongside in the quest to achieve a more powerful and developed country!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Law on arresting a woman in India

An incident took place in Pune - a young girl was attacked by a man posing as a plain clothes officer; he asked her to come to the police station when she & her male friend did not have a driver's license to show. He sent the boy off to get his license and asked the girl to accompany him to the police station. Instead he took her to an isolated area where the horrendous crime was committed.

The law [which most of us are not aware of] clearly states that between 6 PM and 6 AM (from sunset until sunrise), a woman has the right to REFUSE to go to the Police Station/Jail, even if an arrest warrant has been issued against her. It is a procedural issue that a woman can be arrested between 6 PM and 6 AM, if and ONLY if she is arrested by a woman officer and taken to an ALL WOMEN Police Station/Jail. And if she is arrested by a male officer, it has to be proven that a woman officer was on duty at the time of arrest.

Note: Read National Human Rights Commission Report for elaborate details.




My Words



Thanks for the forwarded email. However, I got this information a few months ago when I did a small research on the same and stumbled on a couple of forum links which I will share with you. I was unable to find any truth associated with this matter. The links provided below also talk about the same thing. I request you all to go through the information and I am sure this will be helpful.

I just do not want anyone to get into a mess due to wrong information. I am not able to find the accuracy of this act as mentioned above, and neither do I say that the information on the forums are cent per cent correct. I just want you to see both sides of the coin and decide the best on your own. If anyone has some more information on this, please feel free to share with me.



Forum Links:
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/2912216-woman-arrest-law
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/right-to-refuse-police.html

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Samsung vs Sony Ericsson – a small review

It was My Wife’s Birthday last Saturday and this time the birthday gift was much costly. She has a CDMA mobile that she is using for last three and half years which is no better than a burnt out matchbox. It has a green screen with green light and you need to hold the charger pin in to get it charged. In one word, she had one of the worst mobiles that one may carry at this time (era?). We planned a lot of purchasing a new mobile and at last, on her 20something birthday, she got a new mobile!




It is a Samsung Star S5233 handset with all the latest facilities. (Well, we do not have 3G as of yet, so we don’t have it in the phone too :P) I used the mobile for a couple of days before handing it over to her. It is really awesome. Trust me! It has a few feature of the iPhone too, which are amazing and fascinating. To know more about the same, please visit the link: Samsung Star S5233.




Well, we bought a new mobile for her brother too, who is here doing his Pre-Final Year Industrial Training. He bought a Sony Ericsson Cybershot C510 handset. I am using it for today and it looks good too. We took pictured with it which we transferred to the computer and the 3.2 MP Camera (same as the former) gave a good photography experience. I liked this feature in it. The sound is also good, but not as good as that of a Walkman series of the same company. The mobile is sleek and is easy to carry. Want to know more about it? Check the link: Sony Ericsson Cybershot C510.


Now that I have used both the phones, I can easily tell you that the Samsung phone has an edge over the later. The touch screen ability brings in the biggest difference between the two phones. The features like motion sensing gaming and panoramic photo shooting stand out. The sound quality is also better, I felt. The camera? Yes! The Cybershot (as the name suggests) is a better camera mobile than the former one. We have taken pictures from both the mobiles, the difference is not very wide! The price? Well, we got the Samsung mobile for almost 1300 bucks less! We got a 4 GB SD Memory Card free with it too. I bargained a pair of Provogue’s Sunglasses too, but that does not include in this comparative review. That was sheer smartness that I showed – surprisingly and suddenly enough to shock us all! (:P)




Overall, if S5233 rates 8 in a 10 pointer scale, C510 will rate no less than 6.5. Hope this hands-on knowledge and real-time experience helps you mates to choose wisely!

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tan still Breathes!

Life is not always as you like it to be. In fact, life is mostly different from the way you would want it to be. Hence, we need to adjust to the changes around us and 

adapt to the environment we are projected to. If we complain and deter to change, then we shall be in the losing side.

  
 

A big part of life depends on our choices and the decisions we make. Making a decision is though easy, but keeping up to it takes all the efforts and toil. You need to stand by what you have believed in or have chosen for yourself. You are no different. When you chose to be in a way, then you are responsible for everything that comes your way while living like this. That tells being responsible and being answerable to your deeds and your decisions.

 
 

What I get is what I have chosen to get – what I get is what I deserve – what I get is what I have strived for and achieved. So, I cannot complain – I cannot protest – I cannot whine. Life goes on, as Robert Frost said and so would I – for, I do not have anywhere else to go, anyone else to look up to, any other shoulder to cry on. Who will come and take my head and comfort me? No one will – no one can.


 

I do not complain; but when my dream and my lifelong endeavor end up in smoke, it hurts to see… it hurts to live… it hurts to breathe – but Tan still Breathes! 

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