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Monday, September 7, 2009

How to make your cellphone battery last longer?

While many of us now use mobile phones in place of land-line phones in our homes, the primary benefit of mobile phones remains their portability. A mobile phone is only as portable as its power source, however, so to get the most out of your phone you need to get the most out of your battery. When it comes to battery life, there are two separate, but connected, considerations: how to make the battery last longer between charges, and how to prolong the overall life of the battery. I have few simple recommendation which you can follow.

  1. Turn the phone off. This is probably the most effective and most simple way of conserving your battery’s power. If you don't plan on answering the phone while you're sleeping or after business hours, just turn it off. Do the same if you are in an area with no reception (such as a subway or remote area) or in a roaming area, since constantly searching for service depletes the battery fairly quickly. Some phones have an automatic power save feature, but it takes about 30 minutes with no service to kick in. By then, much battery power has been used.
  2. Stop searching for a signal. When you are in an area with poor or no signal, your phone will constantly look for a better connection, and will use up all your power doing so. This is easily understood if you have ever forgotten to turn off your phone on a flight. The best way to ensure longer battery life is to make sure you have a great signal where you use your phone.
  3. Switch off the vibrate function on your phone, and use just the ring tone instead. The vibrate function uses up a lot of battery power. Keep the ring tone volume as low as possible.
  4. Turn off your phone's back light. The back light is what makes the phone easier to read in bright light or outside. However, the light also uses battery power. If you can get by without it, your battery will last longer. If you have to use the back light, many phones will let you set the amount of time to leave the back light on. Shorten that amount of time. Usually, one or two seconds will be sufficient. Some phones have an ambient light sensor, which can turn off the back light in bright conditions and enable it in darker ones.
  5. Avoid using unnecessary features. If you know it will be a while before your phone’s next charge, don’t use the camera or connect to the Internet. Flash photography can drain your battery especially quickly. If your phone has blue tooth capability, disable it when not in use.
  6. Turn off Bluetooth. BT will drain your battery very quickly, and having it on can cause you problems near virus-infected smartphones.
  7. Same goes for WIFI and GPS if your phone has these features built in. Keep them off when not required, save more power.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Path Way To USA..

Are you planning to fly to USA for better prospects in your career. Then I am sure that, following blog http://pathwaytousa.blogspot.com may help you lot.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Get your Facebook URL

Now you can get your own URL on famous social website, Facebook.com. All you need to do is hit facebook.com/usernames and you will be directed to login and upon doing so you will be given some initial options for Facebook user names. If the initial selections aren't what you want, just click on "More" to reveal a field where you can enter your own username and check its availability. If it is available, that's it, just accept it to save your changes.

Remember once you accept the user name then you can not change it. Within seven minutes of the service being available, last weekend users grabbed their favorite user names.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

How to speed up your computer..

My PC has been terribly slow since few weeks. After googling I found some ways to boost the performance of the PC.

  • Stop programs from starting when Windows XP starts. The more programs that are running in the background, the slower Windows XP will be running. To stop the programs from running when Windows starts, click "Start->Run" and then type "msconfig.exe" in the Run dialog. Click the "Startup" tab at the top, then uncheck any programs that you don't want to start. If you change your mind, then you can simply re-check the checkbox and the programs will once again start with Windows. Once you have deselected the programs, click "OK" and then the "Restart" button to restart your computer.
  • Modify the Windows XP performance settings. Windows XP allows you to modify certain settings to help increase performance. To access these settings, click "Start->Control Panel->System." Click the "Advanced" tab, and then under the "Performance" section, click the "Settings" button. Within the "Visual Effects" tab, select the "Adjust for best performance" option. Click the "OK" button to close the window, and then "OK" again to close the "System Properties."
  

Monday, June 8, 2009

Why there is delay in adding beneficiary to HDFC Net banking?

Recently HDFC has introduced delay in adding beneficiary to the
third party transfer. Before it just used to take few minutes to
transfer the amount to other persons account. I feel this change has
been made for the account holders safety.

Few months back there was fishing site which cloned HDFC website
looks. They looked very similar to HDFC bank website, but they were not.
What hackers used to do is, they used to send the link to random people,
and people who had HDFC net banking, if he/she enters the customer id
and password, then they are gone. Fishers get these information and they
immediately add their account to user's third party transfer or as
beneficiary and transfer amount to their accounts.

After this incident HDFC has took some firm steps to avoid such incidents.
1. As soon as you enter customer id and HDFC website you will need to
confirm your image.
2. After adding third party beneficiary, account holder will get update
about this to his cell/E-mail and new beneficiary will only be added
after a day. So account holder will enough time to get if there is any
foul play.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The new brand 'endorser' for Vodafone











No, they aren’t animated characters. They are human beings who were made to wear body suits. “The design of the characters is such that one gets fooled into thinking it is animation,” shrugs Rao, which was indeed the very illusion that had to be created. “In a sense, it is ‘live’ animation!” he quips, referring to the fact that it was all shot live.


Prakash Varma, ad filmmaker, Nirvana Films, has directed the commercials, and reveals that the Zoozoos were a big challenge to create. The practical aspects of how they will move, talk, gesticulate and emote were very important. Essentially, costume design and artwork were crucial elements.

“It took me three weeks of pre-production to understand how it will work,” says Varma. There were two fabrics that were considered for the body suits, and one was rejected for it had too many wrinkles and was shiny. The wrinkles would have shown when the characters moved, thereby shattering the illusion of animation. “So we chose the more practical, thicker fabric,” Varma explains.

The production team divided the outfit into two parts: the body and the head. The body part of the outfit was stuffed with foam in some places, while the head was attached separately. To make it look bigger than a human head, a harder material called Perspex was used, which in turn was stuffed with foam (with scope for ventilation).

Thursday, April 30, 2009

How To Prevent Swine Flu


If you have been following the news from across the world lately, you have probably heard the words ‘swine fever' or ‘swine flu' or ‘swine influenza' several times over the last few days.

As of last week, a high degree alert has been sounded by the World Health Organization

(WHO), which has escalated the threat level of this virus to that of a pandemic - in other words, the outbreak of swine flu is now prevalent across many parts of the world.

As you may know by now, swine flu is a contagious respiratory disease causing acute distress, usually caused by a variant of swine influenza ‘A' virus. Until now, this virus was localized among pigs, but it has begun to affect human beings, sometimes in a fatal manner across parts of the United States, North America, South America, Europe, Africa, China, Japan and some other parts of Eastern Asia.

Quite alarming, but swine flu is definitely preventable. Learning how to prevent swine flu from spreading among human beings and how to take precautions against the virus will be of help. Here are some steps to prevent swine flu:

If you are a healthy person, then -

  • Avoid contact with anyone that appears to be suffering from symptoms akin to common influenza or fever.
  • Avoid remaining in closed environments for long periods of time, or within closed groups of people, especially if any one or more of them appear to be ill, tired, fatigued, etc.
  • To the best extent possible, avoid traveling to any of the regions mentioned above that have already had an outbreak of swine flu. If you have recently returned from a trip to these regions or anywhere nearby, then get a general check-up done by your physician, including some tests done to rule out the possibility of the swine fever virus affecting you.
  • If you need to head into an area with a swine influenza outbreak, consider wearing a surgical face mask as you may have seen people wearing for the SARS or avian flu outbreaks.


It may be helpful to know that physicians and health authorities in the United States are recommending measured dosages of the anti-virals Oseltamivir or Zanamivir for the treatment of swine flu.

If you are in regular contact with pigs, or live in areas where the population of pigs is high, then watch your animals for sick pigs, separate them from the healthy ones, and report them to your local health authorities. On your own part, minimize contact with sick pigs.

In general, it is highly advisable to maintain the highest levels of hygiene and general health possible:

  • Eat fresh cut vegetables and fruits after washing them thoroughly, and only consume nutritious food.
  • Wash hands regularly with soap.
  • Swine influenza viruses are not transmitted by food. But it is always good practice to ensure that meat is freshly procured, or if stored, it should be stored in frozen compartments.  In any case use it immediately -- cooking it well and at temperatures high enough to kill any virus -- for example, swine fever virus is killed if pork is cooked at 160 degrees Fahrenheit - of course, this does not mean you can eat contaminated pork, but cooking healthy meat at that temperature is advised.

If you suffer from any symptoms akin to common flu, including fever, then consult your physician immediately. As with any medical condition, prevention of swine flu is preferable to treatment.






Source: Howtodothings.com

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Marble Picturization

This is the a very funny video. Watch it!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Using twitter on cellphone

I have been using twitter from last week and its great way to communicate with friends and relatives. If you do not know what is twitter please go to http://twitter.com web page.

Initially I had problems in adding my cellphone. I am from India and I am using Vodafone connection. Twitter used to give information that I have to send verification code to "5566511". But my repeated attempts went in vain. Messages never got delivered to this number. Then I tried to send verification code to International number "44 762 4801423". But even this message got failed. Then I realized that I had to prefix "+" sign to "44 762 4801423". Thts it my device got verified. :)

After my cell got verified I could see following message:



Now I'm able to update twitter by sending text to +44 762 4801423. Network carrier(Vodafone India) is charging 50 paisa for each message sent to this number.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Google Basic Search Techniques


Use the following basic search techniques to get better Google search results.


  • Use the plus sign (+) to force a search for an overly common word. Use the minus sign (-) to exclude a term from a search. No space follows these signs.

  • To search for a phrase, supply the phrase surrounded by double quotes (" ").

  • A period (.) serves as a single-character wildcard.

  • An asterisk (*) represents any word—not the completion of a word, as is traditionally used.


Google advanced operators help refine searches. Advanced operators use a syntax such as the following:

operator:search_term

Notice that there's no space between the operator, the colon, and the search term.


  • The site: operator instructs Google to restrict a search to a specific web site or domain. The web site to search must be supplied after the colon.

  • The filetype: operator instructs Google to search only within the text of a particular type of file. The file type to search must be supplied after the colon. Don't include a period before the file extension.

  • The link: operator instructs Google to search within hyperlinks for a search term.

  • The cache: operator displays the version of a web page as it appeared when Google crawled the site. The URL of the site must be supplied after the colon.

  • The intitle: operator instructs Google to search for a term within the title of a document.

  • The inurl: operator instructs Google to search only within the URL (web address) of a document. The search term must follow the colon.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Download songs from KannadaAudio.com

I am giving you some tips on how to download songs from www.KannadaAudio.com website.

Right click on song you want to download and save the file. The file name will be in the format "*.ram". Now open the ".ram" in notepad or any editor. Now you can see the file. (ex: http://www.KannadaAudio.com:80/Songs/Moviewise/N/Navagraha/Kan.rm)
The file name which is present here is the actual file which will be played. Now copy this line and goto any browser and paste this in address bar and press Enter key. Now you will be asked option to "open with" and "Save file". Select "Save File" option. Thats it. Now you have got original file.

Enjoy Maadi :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Google error...

Is google search facing any temporary issue? I am getting following error when I hit Google search button.





Normally these errors will be listed in Google's official blog site googleblog.blogspot.com . But still I do not see this blog over there.

I hope, I get to search in Google soon.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

43 INTERNATIONAL CRICKETERS NOMINATED FOR PLAYER AUCTION

The Indian Premier League has announced a final list of 43 players nominated by the eight franchises for the Second Player Auction to be held at Goa on February 6th 2009.

As per the guidelines set by the Governing Council for the DLF IPL 2009, each Franchisee will have a maximum purse of US $ 2 million, less any amount spent on signing temporary replacements from last year to select the cricketers best suited for their team’s strategies.


FINAL LIST OF PLAYERS NOMINATED FOR SECOND PLAYER AUCTION
Goa, February 6th 2009


Sr. No Player Reserve Price

AUSTRALIA
1 Aaron Bird 45,000
2 Brett Geeves 45,000
3 Bryce McGain 50,000
4 Daniel Harris 50,000
5 Dominic Thornley 50,000
6 George Bailey 50,000
7 Jonathan Moss 50,000
8 Michael Clarke 1,000,000
9 Michael Dighton 85,000
10 Michael Hill 50,000
11 Phil Jacques 100,000
12 Shane Harwood 75,000
13 Shaun Tait 250,000
14 Steven Smith 75,000
15 Stuart Clark 250,000

BANGLADESH
16 Mashrafe Bin Mortaza 50,000
17 Mohammad Ashraful 75,000
18 Shakib Al Hasan 75,000
19 Tamim Iqbal 50,000

ENGLAND
20 Andrew Flintoff 950,000
21 Kevin Pietersen 1,350,000
22 Luke Wright 150,000
23 Owais Shah 150,000
24 Paul Collingwood 250,000
25 Ravi Bopara 150,000
26 Samit Patel 100,000

NEW ZEALAND
27 James Franklin 50,000
28 Jesse Ryder 100,000
29 Kyle Mills 150,000

SOUTH AFRICA
30 Gulam Bodi 100,000
31 J P Duminy 300,000
32 Morne Van Wyk 100,000
33 Tyron Henderson 100,000
34 Yusuf Abdullah 25,000

SRI LANKA
35 Chamara Kapugadera 150,000
36 Kaushalya Weereratne 50,000
37 Nuwan Kulasekera 100,000
38 Thilan Thushara 100,000

WEST INDIES
39 Dwayne Smith TBC
40 Fidel Edwards 150,000
41 Jerome Taylor TBC
42 Kemar Roach 50,000
43 Kieron Pollard 60,000

Monday, February 2, 2009

World's 10 best companies to work for

Happy employees are motivated employees and a huge contributing factor to any company's success. No wonder then, the top 10 great companies to work for -- as listed by Fortune magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute -- also do well when it comes to profitability.

Note: Market cap as on January 28, 2009

Company: NetApp

Rank: 1

Chairman, CEO: Dan Warmenhoven

Business: Specialises in proprietary network storage and data management.

Reach: Has over 130 offices worldwide, including US, Canada, Europe, South America, Asia, Pacific and Australia.

Market cap: $5.37 billion

Why: Greatplacetowork.com says, 'The essence of what fuels the quality of the workplace at NetApp is the high trust culture. Leaders reach out to employees, sharing information, support and time in a variety of ways. This generosity of spirit is reciprocated many times over, creating within NetApp its own version of a fail-safe networked organisation.'



Company: Edward Jones

Rank: 2

Managing partner: James D Weddle

Business: Offers financial products at an individual investor level. Currently serves more than 7 million clients.

Reach: Over 10,800 offices in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom

2007 revenue: $4.14 billion

Why: Greatplacetowork.com says, 'Employees receive a whopping 149 hours of training on average a year, more than three times the 100 best average of 45. But Edward Jones doesn't just train people for the job they're doing. The management's philosophy is that employees who are passionate about their jobs will make the company a better place, so managers encourage people to develop skills even when they know the new skills will lead to a different job.'



Company: Boston Consulting Group

Rank: 3

President, CEO: Hans-Paul Burkner

Business: Global management consulting firm and a leading advisor on business strategy.

Reach: BCG is a private company with 66 offices in 38 countries, including the US. They also have offices in North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East

2007 revenue: $2.3 billion

Why: BCG prides itself on its employee focused culture. Greatplacetowork.com says, 'Training opportunities abound, even for senior partners. All employees are encouraged to continuously learn, accept responsibility and take on challenges. BCG is viewed as an apprenticeship and most training actually takes place within the project team. Associates who commit to returning to the company after receiving an MBA are fully reimbursed for tuition, given a promotion and a raise. Administrative staff may be reimbursed upto two job-related courses per semester.'



Company: Google

Rank: 4

Chairman, CEO: Eric Schmidt

Business: Focused on Internet search services. Also offers advertising, business solutions, online mapping, blogging, e-mail, social networking and video sharing. Last year, they launched their own browser, Google Chrome.

Reach: United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East

Market cap: $109.71 billion

Why: The company slogan is 'Don't be evil.' Google is famed for going all out to keep their employees happy. Professional development opportunities include classes on individual and team presentation skills, content development, business writing, executive speaking, delivering feedback and management/leadership.

Google engineers are encouraged to spend 20% of their work time (one day per week) on projects that interest them. Some of Google's newer services, such as Gmail, Google News, Orkut, and AdSense originated from these independent endeavours.



Company: Wegmans Food Market

Rank: 5

CEO: Danny Wegman

Business: Regional supermarket chain

Reach: Seventy-nine stores in the mid-Atlantic region including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Northern Virginia and Maryland in the United States.

Why: Wegmans believe that good people, working toward a common goal, can accomplish anything they set out to do. They also believe that they can achieve our goal only if they fulfill the needs of our own people.

Greatplacetowork.com says, 'Wegmans employs a web-based system known as the labour resource manager to ensure no employee is overburdened and that every employee has the support of colleagues at the busiest times. Having a resource dedicated to staffing enables employees the flexibility to care for sick family members, pursue degrees, or enjoy a summer off to pursue a passion.'



Company: Cisco Systems

Rank: 6

CEO: John T Chambers

Business: Cisco hardware, software and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible -- providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.

Reach: US, Africa, North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe

Market cap: $ 98.83 billion

Why: Cisco managers are trained to ensure employees have a successful work-life balance, by working flexi-time if needed. Its leadership development system is aimed at developing key capabilities, competencies and expectations for its employees.

Cisco employees have access to assistance programmes that provide confidential support for various personal issues. It also provides short-term, emergency resources to help employees facing difficult personal situations.

It has local onsite emergency response teams made up of trained employees and a global, cross-functional crisis communication team that helps evaluate crisis situations and communicate important information.



Company: Genentech

Rank: 7

Chairman, CEO: Arthur D Levinson

Business: This leading biotechnology corporation is considered the founder of the biotech industry.

Reach: United States, Singapore

Market cap: $ 87.78 billion

Why: Genentech fosters individual creativity and initiative among its researchers, encouraging scientists to pursue projects of interest in addition to working toward the company's goals. Their scientists have consistently published important papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. They have also secured approximately 7,400 current, non-expired patents worldwide and have about 6,250 patent applications pending. Genentech also has a strong postdoctoral programme, with fellowships that last four years. The company believes providing employees with programmes, services and benefits allow them to bring the best to the business and to their personal lives.



Company: Methodist Hospital System

Rank: 8

Director, operations and business development: Nagib Mustafa

Business: A leading US hospital, this acute care complex serves over 40,000 domestic and international patients every year. It is also a comprehensive teaching hospital, with leading specialists in every field of medicine.

Reach: United States. It also partners more than 25 hospitals in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.

2007 revenue: $1,742 million

Why: Employees earn paid time off accruals biweekly beginning from the date of hire. They are offered subsidised transport options. Education assistance includes tuition reimbursement for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level courses that are job related. Employees can get additional financial assistance for certain certifications/ degrees and a college scholarship for children of employees enrolled in health care degree programmes. Employees who adopt children are provided financial assistance. All employees and dependents have access to resources to help with everyday challenges of work and life.



Company: Goldman Sachs

Rank: 9

Chairman, CEO: Lloyd Blankfein

Business: A bank holding company that engages in investment banking, securities services and investment management.

Reach: United States, South America, North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East,

Market cap: $ 42.57 billion

Why: Sharing ideas, support collaboration and contributing to others' project is encouraged, both through explicitly defined cultural expectations and through the actions of individual leaders, who are also expected to serve as role models.

Some of the benefits offered include education, tuition reimbursement, preparatory courses and exams, scholarships and fellowships and loan and mortgage discounts. They can also avail of ongoing training and mentoring programmes.



Company: Nugget Market, Inc

Rank: 10

CEO: Gene Stille

Business: Family owned, upscale supermarket chain

Reach: Owns and operates nine Nugget Markets and three Food 4 Less stores in the Northern California region, United States

2007 revenue: $ 273 million

Why: Nugget Market, which was founded in 1926, has never had a layoff. Since its launch, it has had a progressive, employee-friendly attitude, providing its associates with some of the top wage and benefit packages in the industry. Nugget also has excellent healthcare benefits, including long-term disability and sick pay. It encourages associates to balance their work and personal life through flexible schedules and five weeks of paid vacation.





Source: http://greatplacetowork.com/best/100best-2009/100best-2009-list.php

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Marriage Development Life Cycle (MDLC) - good one


  

Marriage Development Life Cycle (MDLC)

How to get a nice wife!!! / hubby– Guide for all the bachelors and advice for all the married people same for girls too covert the girls line to boys...

 

There are times in a person's life when he needs to take crucial decisions on his own. Marriage is one of them. Believe me, the decision on whom to marry is the most important decision a person will make in his life. After marriage, your wife is the most important person in your life. She can make or break your life. The mere thought of this is very frightening.

Some of the questions that crop up are -

a.. What sort of a girl do I marry?

b.. Will she adjust in my family?

c.. How can I decide on a girl by just meeting her for a few times?

d.. When should I get married?

e.. This is my life. So, I should choose the girl I marry, but then what if I make a mistake? .. so on and so forth.

I will try to address these & many more questions in the following sections.

The Nine Rules of Arranged Marriage

Rule 1-Magic No. 26,27,28

In an ideal scenario, a girl goes to college at the age of 18. By the time she graduates, goes for her post graduation and/ or works for 1-2 years, she will be about 23- 24. This means that she has spent about 5 years away from her home. In the 5 years period, she would meet many smart guys at college or during her first few years on job. So, in all probability it would be difficult to find a good girl older than 24 yrs. Secondly, in Indian families there is lot of pressure on the girl's to get married by the time they become 24-25.

Statistics says that there is a generation gap after every 5 years. So, in such scenario, one would prefer to marry a girl who is about 3-4 years younger to you. Thus, working backwards, an ideal age for a guy to get married is by 28. Earlier the marriage, the better it is.

Well, as we all know, in the current market scenario, there will never be stability in our career. So, I believe there is no such thing as, "I will marry when I settle down".

Rule 2-Subset of Marriage-able Girls

At times you hear statements like, "I am not getting the right match, I will look after 3 months, I will find a better match then". Well the truth is otherwise. The subset of unmarried girl looking for a match is fixed. >From this subset, there would be girls who would get married & there would be new girls added who would be looking for a match. The net result is that at any given time, the variety & numbers of marriage-able girls are fixed.

Rule 3-Competition for Girls

Like all other facets of life,there is lot of competition for good girls. So, if you are looking for a girl who is post graduate, has done her Engg, is working, very beautiful, smart, from a good family etc. etc, just think again. There are other guys who are also looking for similar girls & probably they are better off than you in terms of career, looks personality etc. Given a choice every guy would like to marry Aishwarya Rai. So, set your expectations accordingly.

Rule 4-Understanding Girls

You would have met a lot of people during your life. As we all know, it's difficult to judge a person based on a few meetings. I am sure you would agree with me that in case of girls it is even more difficult to understand them in a few meetings. I know people who are still trying to understand their wife. ;-).. Understanding your spouse is a life long assignment. So, then how do you select a girl based on a few meeting? This is where you need to take the help of your parents/friends & latest technologies like email/chat to choose your girl.

Rule 5-Society Expectation

The selection process is tough on every one who is involved in the process. In arranged marriage, involvement of family & society is pretty high. You can't meet a girl 3-4 times & then say no to her. It is bad for her future. So, you should have a good short-listing criterion. Meet only a few girls & be sure what you are looking for. It is for the benefit of everyone involved.

Rule 6-Marriage Between Equals

Unlike love marriage, in arranged marriage you also marry into the girl's family. In arranged marriages, family support plays a major role in ensuring a successful marriage. This is where the compatibility of social status, family values & caste/religion plays a major role. It's important to note that in case there is a perfect match between the two families, the marriage is destined to succeed.

Rule 7-Know Yourself

Unlike love marriage, in arranged marriage you first marry a person & then fall in love. So, it's very important that you do a self-assessment on the kind of person you would love. They say, "Opposite attract", while they also say, "Bird of same feather flock together". So, you take a call on what sort of person you like. Take a pen & paper; write down the kind of attributes you are looking for in a girl. Say, she should ideally have the looks of Sonia, the style of Monica, the voice of Sheena, the patience of Rashmi. You will certainly not find the perfect girl , but then you would have a good idea of what you are looking for. The secret here is to set some minimum criteria for selection. Don't forget rule no.3 here.

Rule 8-Girl's Beauty

A girl's looks attract, but then no one wants to end up marrying a dumb. It is like buying your bike. When you initially buy it, you are crazy about the looks, but later on you love it for its reliability, fuel economy & comfort level. Similarly, a girl's looks are important, but then it should not be the most important criteria. Later on in life, you will get bored of her looks. It is then that her personality & behavior will make all the difference to your marriage . I am sure your parents will be able to advice you a lot better on this topic .

Rule 9-Taking Advice

As I have mentioned in the next rule, it's very important that the final decision on whom to marry must necessarily be yours. However, don't do the mistake of isolating yourself from the world while planning your marriage. Discuss with your parents & very close friends on this issue. They are your well wishers . Secondly, in such important matters it's necessary that you analyze all possibilities. Remember, I am not suggesting that you follow others' advice, but don't forget to take their advice.

Rule 10-Own Decision

All said & done, it's your marriage & your life that is at stake. Once you are married, you & your wife are the only persons who will be facing the music. Don't marry a girl just because your parents or friends asked you to do so After marriage, if things don't work out & you end up saying, "It's because of my friends or my parents that I married you", then your marriage is destined for disaster. If the girl is of your choice, it is you who will be responsible for whatever happens. That's when the marriage works out perfectly. So, ensure that you marry the girl of your choice.

How to approach the selection process?

>From the day, a person decides to get married; the selection process takes a minimum of 3 months. The whole process needs a lot of patience & commitment. The ideal steps to be followed are:

A. Definition Phase

Define the minimum criteria for the kind of life partner you are looking for in terms of education, physical appearance, social status, family values, future career plans. Remember the Rule 3 here.

B. Lead Generation Phase

Place ads in various newspapers, magazines, websites, through friends, family friends, family societies & association etc. You need to exhaust all possible means of getting bio-datas at one go. Remember the Rule 2 here.

C. Short Listing Phase

Based on your selection criteria, short-list the interesting bio-datas. The general process followed for correspondence is as follows:

1. The initiator sends a one page profile of himself/herself.

2. Based on the profile, the receiver sends his/her one page profile along with request for detailed profile, photo, and horoscope.

3. The initiator then sends the requested information along with a request for similar information.

4. The receiver sends similar information.

5. If the bio-data is selected, it is passed over to the next phase.

D. Casual Interaction Phase

Based on short listing, about 7 to 10 bio-datas are taken forwarded to this phase. The next step to follow here is to exchange email/ chat ids. The guy & the girl then interact for 10 - 15 days to try & judge mutual compatibility through email/chat.

E. Family Interaction Phase

Based on the earlier phase, about 5 leads are taken for consideration in this phase. During this phase, the parents get involved & check the background information about the families to find mutual compatibility.

F. Dating Phase

Based on the earlier phase about 3 leads are taken forward to this phase. During this phase, the guy & the girl interact by going out alone for 2-3 times. The guy needs to prepare a set of simple questions like who is your favorite star, what are your hobbies? He needs to use his judgment to analyze the girl based on her responses.

G. The D-day Phase

Finally, the D-day comes when the guy has to select the girl he wants to spend his life with. If the process if followed systematically, there will be no ambiguity in deciding who should be your life partner.

Finally, my dear friends, marriage is all about compromises.In spite of all the planning that you do, there are a lot of uncertainties in a marriage. In fact this is the best part about marriage. Just remember that the person you marry must be of your choice. In such case, there would be no going back for both of you.

A few words of advice: To make your marriage a success; just believe in the age-old virtue , "Never do anything to others that you don't like for yourself?

 BEST OF LUCK 




  

Friday, January 23, 2009

Watch videos from Gmail chat

Gmail has added one more feature to chat box. Now you can watch Youtube and Google video previews right in Gmail chat.

What do you need to do get this feature?

From Gmail chat select a buddy to chat -> Options -> Add voice/video chat . And follow the required steps





After completing above steps you may need to restart your browser. Now you can see the option "Video & more" in your Gmail chat box. :)






Now if you get/send the youtube video link, you will get preview of it and the video will play right there. Enjoy!!!





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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Send SMS right from Gmail chat

Gmail has rolled out yet another Lab feature that will let you send text SMS messages to peers on your Gmail chat list.

But right now this feature is available only in US. Hope Gmail will roll out this feature world wide soon.

In order to use it, you must first enable it through Gmail Labs, then you can initiate SMS-based instant message chats by typing in a phone number in the chat box on the left of Gmail page.

On the receiving end, when you get a text message from Gmail on your phone, it will come from a number in the 406 area code.




More Info at Gmail blog

Monday, January 19, 2009

Former watchman's son gets Cricket Team India call-up


Ravindra Jadeja, who was named in the Indian ODI team for the Sri Lanka tour is the son of a former watchman. And his rise to the top was almost cut short by the tragic death of his mother when he was just 17.

Jamnagar's glorious cricketing heritage boasts of legendary 'maharajas' Ranjitsinhji and Duleepsinhji, but is now set to be enriched by a man from a modest background.

Ironically, it was his mother Lataben's dream of seeing him play for India, and support of other family members, that kept Jadeja's hunger for success alive.

The left-handed spinner and hard-hitting batsman was easily the best all-rounder on view in the recently concluded Ranji Trophy.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Actress Tamanna Bhatia Biography

Name: Tamanna Bhatia
Birth Date: 21st of December, 1989
Actress: Tamil and Telugu cinema
Hits: Vyabari
Habits: Drinking Beer
Debut Movie: Hindi- Chand Sa Roshan Chehra, Tamil- Kedi



Career:

Tamanna was born to Santhosh Bhatia and Rajani Bhatia on 21st December 1989. She started acting at the age of 13, first year student at National College in Bandra, and she has one brother, Anand Bhatia. She can speak Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English. Tamanna has done many advertisements in Tamil for big companies such as Shakti Masala, Saravana Stores, RMKV and she also did few music albums before she entered the film industry.and she has one brother, Anand Bhatia. She can speak Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English.

Tamanna’s debut movie in Tamil Kedi did well at the box office. Telugu Happy Days movie and Tamil Kalloori movie which released in 2007 are noted films in her career.

Tamanna has been signed with actor Surya even before the release of her much talked about film Kaloori!. She has signed up to be Surya’s in a forthcoming movie directed by cinematographer turned director K.V Anand’s which is produced by prestigious AVM Productions.

Her recent movie “Kalloori” did well at the box-office. She was appreciated by the audience for her simplistic yet realistic potrayal of her role. Tamanna has done many advertisements in Tamil for big companies such as Shakti Masala, Saravana Stores, RMKV and she also did few music albums before she entered the film industry.

Her Role in her recent movie “Happy Days” in Telugu brought her huge success in Tollywood . Her performance in the role of Madhu in happy days brought her Critical Acclaim.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Producers Suffering over Milenge Milenge


Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor have long split and the producers of the film Milenge Milenge who wanted to cash in on the couple’s popularity post Fida and China Town days are really worried these days.

The couple had finished shooting for the film just after the break up. Due to some reasons the film’s post production processes took a long while. Now that everything is done, the couple is unavailable for the dubbing.

Apparently Shahid and Kareena have finished just a quarter of their dubbing job and there is still a lot to do. But both of them are so busy with their schedules that they are not able to spare sometime off to finish the dubbing.

The producers are worried that the film might not do well because film has both Bebo and Shahid in their older avatars of Fida days. Shahid now looks more matured and Kareena has lost oodles of weight. The audience might not like watching them in their old look.

Will the film flop or will people look forward to it. What do you think about this!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mitsubishi to cut 2,000 jobs


Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will slash more than 2,000 temporary jobs in Japan by the end of March as the country's fourth largest automaker struggles in the face of a severe slump in sales worldwide, media reports said Thursday.

The job cuts, the latest in a slew of setbacks for Japanese carmakers, underlined a rapid deterioration in the global auto market as major developed economies grapple with recession and emerging economies slow.

Mitsubishi announced last year it would cut 1,100 temporary jobs by the end of March 2009. But faced with a plunge in global demand, the Japanese automaker will slash another 900 temporary jobs, bringing the total number of job losses to over 2,000, the Sankei newspaper said Thursday, citing no sources.

Japan's public broadcaster NHK also said Mitsubishi will trim an additional 900 jobs by the end of March at the company's auto plant in Okayama, western Japan.

A Mitsubishi spokesman declined to confirm the reports. Separately, the Nikkei business daily said Thursday that Mitsubishi will supply its electric passenger car, i MiEV, for French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen as early as next year.

Mitsubishi's i MiEV will go on sale in Japan this year. Mitsubishi said Thursday it aims to set the vehicle's price under three million yen ($32,000).

The Japanese automaker said it is considering business cooperation with Peugeot in the area of electric cars, but stressed nothing has been decided at this moment.

Apart from Mitsubishi, Japan's No. 1 automaker, Toyota Motor Corp., plans to produce a next-generation electric vehicle by early in the next decade. Nissan Motor Co. has also promised to sell an electric vehicle in Japan and the United States in 2010 and globally by 2012.





Source: Timesofindia

Turn NOTEPAD into a diary!

Cool Tip of using Notepad!! Using this we can go Green. Without use of paper


Turn NOTEPAD into a diary! Diary



Here is a real cool tip for people who use notepad to write down any info on a day to day basis...

It simply serves as a virtual diary!


* Open a notepad and type .LOG (case sensitive) as the first line.

* Save and close the file.

* Double-click the file to open it and notice that Notepad appends the current date

And time and places the cursor on the next line.

* Type your notes and then save and close the file.


Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process,

Appending the time and date and placing the cursor below it.

Apple to launch MacBook Wheel - with No keyboard

Apple unveiled a new laptop with no keyboard yesterday. Can you think of a laptop without a keyboard? Well, that is hard to imagine for sure. Having said that, Apple has gone ahead with its innovative range of products to introduce the ‘MacBook Wheel’. Take a look at this video to know more about this product.



This is an innovative new laptop with a touch-sensitive click wheel instead of a traditional keyboard. So, Apple’s latest laptop has killed the keyboard that we use to key in data. Yup, no keyboard!

This MacBook Click wheel is a sleek touch sensitive IO device, very much like the one found on iPods, and thus the MacBook Wheel will make typing a thing of the past. Looking at this video, I can’t predict how much difficult it would be to use this gadget! You need to wait for at least 3 months to buy this MacBook and be prepared to shell out a minimum of US $2600 to get rid of your keyboard.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Ghajini Makes 90 crores in 5 Days



Aamir Khan’s Ghajini is proving to be the biggest hit of all times. The film released on Christmas day and in 5 days it has made a whooping 90 crores.

“A Christmas release, Ghajini has collected revenues totalling $4 million (nearly Rs.200 million) till Sunday, taking its total worldwide collections to nearly Rs.90 crores in just five days since its release,” reports a source.

“According to BIG Pictures, Reliance BIG Entertainment Ltd (RBEL), which released “Ghajini” in 22 countries, opened with $0.92 million in the Middle East, followed by North America with $1.4 million and Australia with $254,000,” adds the source.

2008: Black year for job market

Year 2008 has been added to the history books. Employees can't forget the year 2008 for lot of reasons. It was a year which has ducked thousands of employees job. And employees who had job, they had to spend their days fearing about loosing of job.

If you look back to 2008 you will find two scenarios. First three months of the year 2008, lot of people got job and people who had job were searching for lucrative job. Last three months of 2008 was disaster for the employees by loosing their jobs. Series of pink slips has been given to employees by employers. People who were searching for job cursed economy. All over the world - banking, finance, insurance, automobiles, airways companies had to stop their extension plans and it may take at least 1-2 years to get back to normal rhythm.

Past and Future
After September 2008, more than 10 Lakh people lost their jobs. Companies had to stop promotions, foreign trips, travel expenditure and lot has been axed by companies to survive in this recession. I am feeling that people who are in government job are in "safe heaven". Because there is no job cuts in government sector. If you look at the future everything is not yet over, according to the survey in coming days there will be more job cuts in IT/BPO, manufacturing companies.

I Hope future years will bring cheer to our life.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year 2009..


To all readers -

Happy, Prosperous and a Fun-filled new year - 2009.

"Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road.

Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go.

So make the best of this test, and don't ask why.

It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time.

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.

We hope you have the time of your life."

So in the coming year, may all the dreams in your eyes,

all the desires in your heart,

and all the hopes in your life blend together,

to give you the most spectacular New Year ever.

Have a Joyous New Year!!!