Sunday, November 30, 2008
job is for the day?
* The manager took "A" to the bank of a river and asked him to cross
the river and reach the other side of the bank.
* "A" completed this task successfully and reported back to the
manager about the completion of the task assigned. The manager smiled
and said "GOOD JOB"
Next day Employee "B" reported to the same manager and asked him the job
for the day. The manager assigned the same task as above to this person
* The Employee "B' before starting the task saw Employee "C"
struggling in the river to reach the other side of the bank. He realized
"C" has the same task.
* Now "B" not only crossed the river but also helped "C" to cross the
* "B" reported back to the manager and the manager smiled and said
"VERY GOOD JOB"
The following day Employee "Q" reported to the same manager and asked
him the job for the day. The manager assigned the same task again.
* Employee "Q" before starting the work did some home work and
realized "A", "B" & "C" all has done this task before. He met them and
understood how they performed.
* He realized that there is a need for a guide and training for doing
* He sat first and wrote down the procedure for crossing the river,
he documented the common mistakes people made, and tricks to do the task
efficiently and effortlessly.
* Using the methodology he had written down he crossed the river and
reported back to the manager along with documented procedure and
* The manger said "Q" you have done an "EXCELLENT JOB".
The following day Employee "O' reported to the manager and asked him the
job for the day. The manager assigned the same task again.
"O" studied the procedure written down by "Q" and sat and thought about
the whole task.
He realized company is spending lot of money in getting this task
completed. He decided not to cross the river, but sat and designed and
implemented a bridge across the river and went back to his manager and
said, "You no longer need to assign this task to any one".
The manager smiled and said "Outstanding job 'O'. I am very proud of
What is the difference between A, B, Q & O????????
Many a times in life we get tasks to be done at home, at office, at
play., Most of us end up doing what is expected out of us. Do we feel
happy? Most probably yes. We would be often disappointed when the
recognition is not meeting our expectation.
Let us compare ourselves with "B". Helping some one else the problem
often improves our own skills. There is an old proverb (I do not know
the author) "learn to teach and teach to learn". From a company point of
view "B" has demonstrated much better skills than "A" since one more
task for the company is completed.
"Q" created knowledge base for the team. More often than not, we do the
task assigned to us without checking history. Learning from other's
mistake is the best way to improve efficiency. This knowledge creation
for the team is of immense help. Re-usability reduces cost there by
increases productivity of the team. "Q" demonstrated good "team-player"
Now to the outstanding person, "O" made the task irrelevant; he created
a Permanent Asset to the team.
If you notice B, Q and O all have demonstrated "team performance" over
an above individual performance; also they have demonstrated a very
invaluable characteristic known as "INITIATIVE".
Initiative pays of every where whether at work or at personal life. If
you put initiative you will succeed. Initiative is a continual process
and it never ends. This is because this year's achievement is next
year's task. You cannot use the same success story every year.
The story provides an instance of performance, where as measurement
needs to be spread across at least 6-12 months. Consequently performance
should be consistent and evenly spread.
Out-of-Box thinkers are always premium and that is what every one
constantly looks out for. Initiative, Out-of-Box thinking and commitment
are the stepping stone to success.
Initiative should be life long.
Think of out of the box !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
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Thursday, October 30, 2008
on the wrong road, came to a halt in a village. He called one of the
villagers and said to him, "Friend, I need help. I am lost!".
The villager looked at him for a moment and asked, "Do you know
where you are?"
"Yes" said the traveler. "I saw the name of your village as I
The next question posed by the villager was: "Do you know where you
want to go?" "Yes" the traveler replied.
"Then, my friend, you are not lost. You just need directions."
Many of us are in the same position as the traveler. We know where
we are - sometimes dissatisfied, disappointed and experiencing little
peace of mind. And we know where we want to be - at peace, fulfilled
and living life abundantly. Like the traveler, we are not lost - we
just need directions.
It may not take much to find the right road to success, but to reach
it we need an agenda for the present. We need directions for today.
As Abraham Lincoln put it: "Your life cannot go according to a plan
if you have no plan!"
and doers. And there are two things that separate the two. One,
is obviously taking action. In order to be a doer and get the
results you desire in life, you must take action. There is no way
However, did you know there are lots of talkers who do take action,
but never get the results they say they want? They look busy, they
appear busy, they "do" things, but they never get any results. Why
is this? Why are they really talkers even though they "take
The answer is simple: they do not have the right information to
base their action on. And, when their action fails, they do the
same old thing over and over and then go talk about the lack of
The true doer "calibrates" when he or she takes action and doesn't
get the results they desire. They look at what they did, they find
out where they lack knowledge, then they go out and get that
knowledge. Then, and only then, do they take action again, this
time a different action. And they continue to go through this
cycle of taking action and acquiring information until they get the
results they desire. Sometimes this takes a long, long time and
the price is high. But the outcome is ALWAYS the same in the
end--the doer gets the results he desires.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Once when we were sitting at the edge of a swimming pool, she filled the palm of her hand with some water and held it before me, and said this:
"You see this water carefully contained on my hand? It symbolizes Love."
This was how I saw it:
As long as you keep your hand caringly open and allow it to remain there, it will always be there. However, if you attempt to close your fingers round it and try to posses it, it will spill through the first cracks it find,This is the greatest mistake that people do when they meet love...they try to posses it, they demand, they expect... and just like the water spilling out of your hand, love will retrieve from you. For love is meant to be free, you cannot change its nature. If there are people you love, allow them to be free beings .
Give and don't expect.
Advise, but don't order.
Ask, but never demand.
It might sound simple, but it is a lesson that may take a lifetime to truly practice. It is the secret to true love. To truly practice it, you must sincerely feel no expectations from those who you love, and yet an unconditional caring." Passing thought...
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take; but by the moments that take our breath away..... :)
Monday, October 13, 2008
It was in Pune that I met Narayan Murty through my friend Prasanna who is now the Wipro chief, who was also training in Telco. Most of the books that Prasanna lent me had Murty’s name on them which meant that I had a preconceived image of the man. Contrary to expectation, Murty was shy,bespectacled and an introvert. When he invited us for dinner. I was a bit taken aback as I thought the young man was making a very fast move. I refused since I was the only girl in the group. But Murty was relentless and we all decided to meet for dinner the next day at 7.30 p.m. at Green Fields hotel on the Main Road,Pune.
The next day I went there at 7′ o clock since I had to go to the tailor near the hotel. And what do I see? Mr. Murty waiting in front of the hotel and it was only seven. Till today, Murty maintains that I had mentioned (consciously!) that I would be going to the tailor at 7 so that I could meet him…And I maintain that I did not say any such thing consciously or unconsciously because I did not think of Murty as anything other than a friend at that stage. We have agreed to disagree on this matter.
Soon, we became friends. Our conversations were filled with Murty’s experiences abroad and the books that he has read. My friends insisted that Murty was trying to impress me because he was interested in me. I kept denying it till one fine day, after dinner Murty said, I want to tell you something. I knew this was it. It was coming. He said, I am 5′4″ tall. I come from a lower middle class family. I can never become rich in my life and I can never give you any riches. You are beautiful, bright, and intelligent and you can get anyone you want. But will you marry me? I asked Murty to give me some time for an answer. My father didn’t want me to marry a wannabe politician,(a communist at that) who didn’t have a steady job and wanted to build an orphanage…
When I went to Hubli I told my parents about Murty and his proposal. My mother was positive since Murty was also from Karnataka, seemed intelligent and comes from a good family. But my father asked: What’s his job, his salary, his qualifications etc? Murty was working as a research assistant and was earning less than me. He was willing to go dutch with me on our outings. My parents agreed to meet Murty in Pune on a particular day at10 a. m sharp. Murty did not turn up. How can I trust a man to take care of my daughter if he cannot keep an appointment, asked my father.
At 12noon Murty turned up in a bright red shirt! He had gone on work to Bombay, was stuck in a traffic jam on the ghats, so he hired a taxi(though it was very expensive for him) to meet his would-be father-in-law. Father was unimpressed. My father asked him what he wanted to become in life. Murty said he wanted to become a politician in the communist party and wanted to open an orphanage. My father gave his verdict. NO. I don’t want my daughter to marry somebody who wants to become a communist and then open an orphanage when he himself didn’t have money to support his family. Ironically, today, I have opened many orphanages something, which Murty wanted to do 25 years ago. By this time I realized I had developed a liking towards Murty which could only be termed as love. I wanted to marry Murty because he is an honest man. He proposed to me highlighting the negatives in his life. I promised my father that I will not marry Murty without his blessings though at the same time, I cannot marry anybody else. My father said he would agree if Murty promised to take up a steady job. But Murty refused saying he will not do things in life because somebody wanted him to. So, I was caught between the two most important people in my life.
The stalemate continued for three years during which our courtship took us to every restaurant and cinema hall in Pune. In those days, Murty was always broke. Moreover, he didn’t earn much to manage. Ironically today, he manages Infosys Technologies Ltd., one of the world’s most reputed companies. He always owed me money. We used to go for dinner and he would say, I don’t have money with me, you pay my share, I will return it to you later. For three years I maintained a book on Murty’s debt to me. No, he never returned the money and I finally tore it up after my wedding. The amount was a little over Rs 4000. During this interim period Murty quit his job as research assistant and started his own software business. Now, I had to pay his salary too! Towards the late 70s computers were entering India in a big way.
During the fag end of 1977 Murty decided to take up a job as General Manager at Patni Computers in Bombay. But before he joined the company he wanted to marry me since he was to go on training to the US after joining. My father gave in as he was happy Murty had a decent job, now.
WE WERE MARRIED IN MURTY’S HOUSE IN BANGALORE ON FEBRUARY 10, 1978 WITH ONLY OUR TWO FAMILIES PRESENT.I GOT MY FIRST SILK SARI. THE WEDDING EXPENSES CAME TO ONLY RS 800 (US $17) WITH MURTY AND I POOLING IN RS 400 EACH.
I went to the US with Murty after marriage. Murty encouraged me to see America on my own because I loved travelling. I toured America for three months on backpack and had interesting experiences which will remain freshin my mind forever. Like the time when the New York police took me into custody because they thought I was an Italian trafficking drugs in Harlem. Or the time when I spent the night at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with an old couple. Murty panicked because he couldn’t get a response from my hotel room even at midnight. He thought I was either killed or kidnapped.
IN 1981 MURTY WANTED TO START INFOSYS. HE HAD A VISION AND ZERO CAPITAL…initially I was very apprehensive about Murty getting into business. We did not have any business background. Moreover we were living a comfortable life in Bombay with a regular pay check and I didn’t want to rock the boat. But Murty was passionate about creating good quality software. I decided to support him.
Typical of Murty, he just had a dream and no money. So I gave him Rs 10,000 which I had saved for a rainy day, without his knowledge and told him, This is all I have. Take it. I give you three years sabbatical leave. I will take care of the financial needs of our house. You go and chase your dreams without any worry. But you have only three years!
Murty and his six colleagues started Infosys in 1981,with enormous interest and hard work. In 1982 I left Telco and moved to Pune with Murty. We bought a small house on loan which also became the Infosys office. I was a clerk-cum-cook-cum-programmer. I also took up a job as Senior Systems Analyst with Walchand group of Industries to support the house. In 1983 Infosys got their first client, MICO, in Bangalore. Murty moved to Bangalore and stayed with his mother while I went to Hubli to deliver my second child, Rohan. Ten days after my son was born, Murty left for the US on project work. I saw him only after a year, as I was unable to join Murty in the US because my son had infantile eczema, an allergy to vaccinations. So for more than a year I did not step outside our home for fear of my son contracting an infection. It was only after Rohan got all his vaccinations that I came to Bangalore where we rented a small house in Jayanagar and rented another house as Infosys headquarters.
My father presented Murty a scooter to commute. I once again became a cook, programmer, clerk, secretary, office assistant et al. Nandan Nilekani (MD of Infosys) and his wife Rohini stayed with us. While Rohini baby sat my son, I wrote programs for Infosys. There was no car, no phone, and just two kids and a bunch of us working hard, juggling our lives and having fun while Infosys was taking shape. It was not only me but also the wives of other partners too who gave their unstinted support. We all knew that our men were trying to build something good.
It was like a big joint family,taking care and looking out for one another. I still remember Sudha Gopalakrishna looking after my daughter Akshata with all care and love while Kumari Shibulal cooked for all of us. Murty made it very clear that it would either be me or him working at Infosys. Never the two of us together… I was involved with Infosys initially.
Nandan Nilekani suggested I should be on the Board but Murty said he did not want a husband and wife team at Infosys. I was shocked since I had the relevant experience and technical qualifications.
He said, Sudha if you want to work with Infosys, I will withdraw, happily. I was pained to know that I will not be involved in the company my husband was building and that I would have to give up a job that I am qualified to do and love doing. It took me a couple of days to grasp the reason behind Murty’s request. I realized that to make Infosys a success one had to give one’s 100 percent. One had to be focussed on it alone with no other distractions. If the two of us had to give 100 percent to Infosys then what would happen to our home and our children? One of us had to take care of our home while the other took care of Infosys.
I opted to be a homemaker, after all Infosys was Murty’s dream. It was a big sacrificebut it was one that had to be made. Even today, Murty says, Sudha, I stepped on your career to make mine. You are responsible for my success. I might have given up my career for my husband’s sake.
But that does not make me a doormat…
Many think that I have been made the sacrificial lamb at Narayan Murty’s altar of success. A few women journalists have even accused me of setting a wrong example by giving up my dreams to make my husbands a reality. Isn’t freedom about living your life the way you want it? What is rightfor one person might be wrong for another. It is up to the individual to make a choice that is effective in her life. I feel that when a woman gives up her right to choose for herself is when she crosses over from being an individual to a doormat.
Murty’s dreams encompassed not only himself but a generation of people. It was about founding something worthy, exemplary and honorable. It was about creation and distribution of wealth. His dreams were grander than my career plans, in all aspects. So, when I had to choose between Murty’s career and mine, I opted for what I thought was a right choice. We had a home and two little children.
Measles, mumps, fractures, PTA meetings, wants and needs of growing children do not care much for grandiose dreams. They just needed to be attended to. Somebody had to take care of it all. Somebody had to stay back to create a home base that would be fertile for healthy growth, happiness, and more dreams to dream. I became that somebody willingly. I can confidently say that if I had had a dream like Infosys, Murty would have given me his unstinted support. The roles would have been reversed.
We are not bound by the archaic rules of marriage. I cook for him but I don’t wait up to serve dinner like a traditional wife. So, he has no hassles about heating up the food and having his dinner.
He does not intrude into my time especially when I am writing my novels. He does not interfere in my work at the Infosys Foundation and I don’t interfere with the running of Infosys. I teach Computer Science to MBA and MCA students at Christ college for a few hours every week and I earn around Rs 50,000 a year. I value this financial independence greatly though there is no need for me to pursue a teaching career. Murty respects that. I travel all over the world without Murty because he hates travelling. We trust each other implicitly. We have another understanding too. While he earns the money, I spend it, mostly through the charity.
Philanthropy is a profession and an art… The Infosys Foundation was born in 1997 with the sole objective of uplifting the less- privileged sections of society. IN THE PAST THREE YEARS WE HAVE BUILT HOSPITALS, ORPHANAGES, REHABILITATION CENTRES, SCHOOL BUILDINGS, SCIENCE CENTRES AND MORETHAN 3500 LIBRARIES. Our work is mainly in the rural areas amongst women and children. I am one of the trustees and our activities span six states including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Orissa, Chandigarh and Maharashtra.I travel to around 800 villages constantly. Infosys Foundation has a minimal staff of three trustees and three office members. We all work very hard to achieve our goals and that is the reason why Infosys Foundation has a distinct identity. Every year we donate around Rs 5-6 crore (Rs 50 - 60 million). We run Infosys Foundation the way Murty runs Infosys in a professional and scientific way.
Philanthropy is a profession and an art. It can be used or misused. We slowly want to increase the donations and we dream of a time when Infosys Foundation could donate large amounts of money. Every year we receive more than 10,000 applications for donations. Everyday I receive more than 120 calls. Amongst these, there are those who genuinely need help and there are hood winkers too. I receive letters asking me to donate Rs five lakh to someone because five lakh is, like peanuts to Infosys.
Some people write to us asking for free Infosys shares. Over the years I have learnt to differentiate the wheat from the chaff, though I still give a patient hearing to all the cases. Sometimes I feel I have lost the ability to trust people. I have become shrewder to avoid being conned.
It saddens me to realize that even as a person is talking to me I try to analyze them: Has he come here for any donation? Why is he praising my work or enquiring about my health, does he want some money from me? Eight out of ten times I am right. They do want my money. But I feel bad for the other two whom I suspected. I think that is the price that I have to pay for the position that I am in now.
The greatest difficulty in having money is teaching your children the value of it and trying to keep them on a straight line…. Bringing up children n a moneyed atmosphere is a difficult task.
EVEN TODAY I THINK TWICE IF I HAVE TO SPEND RS 10 ON AN AUTO WHEN I CAN WALK UP TO MY HOUSE. I cannot expect my children to do the same. They have seen money from the time they were born. But we can lead by example. When they see Murty wash his own plate after eating and clean the two toilets in the house everyday they realize that no work is demeaning irrespective of how rich you are. I DON’T HAVE A MAID AT HOME BECAUSE I DON’T SEE THE NEED FOR ONE.
When children see both parents working hard, living a simple life, most of the time they tend to follow. This doesn’t mean we expect our children to live an austere life. My children buy what they want and go where they want but they have to follow certain rules. They will have to show me a bill for whatever they buy. My daughter can buy five new outfits but she has to give away five old ones. My son can go out with his friends for lunch or dinner but if he wants to go to a five star hotel, we discourage it. Or we accompany him. So far my children haven’t given me any heartbreak. They are good children.
My eldest daughter is studying abroad, whereas my son is studying in Bangalore. They don’t use their father’s name in vain. If asked, they only say that his name is Murty and that he works for Infosys. They don’t want to be recognized and appreciated because of their father or me but for themselves. I DON’T FEEL GUILTY ABOUT HAVING MONEY FOR WE HAVE WORKED HARD FOR IT. BUT I DON’T FEEL COMFORTABLE FLAUNTING IT…IT IS A CONSCIOUS DECISION ON OUR PART TO LIVE A SIMPLE, SO-CALLED MIDDLE CLASS LIFE.WE LIVE IN THE SAME TWO- BEDROOM, PARSELY FURNISHED HOUSE BEFORE INFOSYS BECAME A SUCCESS. Our only extravagance is buying books and CDs. MY HOUSE HAS NO LOCKERS FOR I HAVE NO JEWELS. I WEAR A STONE EARRING WHICH I BOUGHT IN BOMBAY FOR RS 100. I don’t even wear my mangalsutra until I attend some family functions or I am with my mother-in-law. I am not fond of jewellery or saris.
Five years ago, I went to Kashi where tradition demands that you give up something and I gave up shopping. Since then I haven’t bought myself a sari or gone shopping. It is my friends who gift me with saris. Murty bought me a sari a long time ago. It was not to my taste and I told him to refrain from buying saris for me in the future. I am no good at selecting men’s clothes either. It is my daughter who does the shopping for us.
I still have the same sofa at home which my daughter wants to change. However, we have indulged ourselves with each one having their own music system and computer. I don’t carry a purse and neither does Murty most of the time. I do tell him to keep some small change with him but he doesn’t. I borrow money from my secretary or my driver if I need cash. They know my habit so they always carry extra cash with them. But I settle the accounts every evening. MURTY AND I ARE VERY COMFORTABLE WITH OUR LIFESTYLE AND WE DON’T SEE THE NEED TO CHANGE IT.
NOW THAT WE HAVE MONEY. Murty and I are two opposites that complement each other… Murty is sensitive and romantic in his own way. He always gifts me books addressed to >From Me to You. Or to the person I most admire etc. We both love books. We are both complete opposites. I am an extrovert and he is an introvert. I love watching movies and listening to classical music. Murty loves listening to English classical music. I go out for movies with my students and secretary every other week. I am still young at heart. I really enjoyed watching “Kaho Na Pyaar Hai” and I am a Hrithik Roshan fan. It has been more than 20 years since Murty and I went for a movie.
My daughter once gave us a surprise by booking tickets for “Titanic”. Since I had a prior engagement that day, Murty went for the movie with his secretary Pandu. I love travelling whereas Murty loves spending time at home. Friends come and go with the share prices… Even in my dreams, I did not expect Infosys to grow like the way it has. I don’t think even Murty envisioned this phenomenal success, at least not in 1981. After Infosys went public in 1993, we became what people would call as rich, moneyed people. I was shocked to see what was happening to Infosys and to us. Suddenly you see and hear about so much money. Your name and photo is splashed in the papers. People talk about you. It was all new to me. SUDDENLY I HAVE PEOPLE WALKING UP TO ME SAYING, OH, WE WERE SUCH GOOD FRIENDS, WE HAD A MEAL 25 YEARS AGO.
THEY CLAIM TO HAVE BEEN PRESENT AT OUR WEDDING (WHICH IS AN UTTER LIE BECAUSE ONLY MY FAMILY WAS PRESENT AT MY WEDDING). I DON’T EVEN KNOW ALL THESE PEOPLE WHO CLAIM TO KNOW MURTY AND ME SO WELL. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have true friends. I do have genuine friends, a handful,who have been with me for a very long time. My equation with these people has not changed and vices versa. I am ALSO VERY CLOSE TO NARAYAN MURTY’S family, especially my sister-in-law KAMALA MURTY, a SCHOOLTEACHER, who is more of a dear friend to me. I have discovered that these are the few relationships and friendships that don’t fluctuate depending on the price of Infosys shares. Have I lost my identity as a woman, in Murty’s shadow? No. I might be Mrs. Narayan Murty. I might be Akshata and Rohan’s mother.
I might be the trustee of Infosys Foundation. But I am still Sudha. I play different roles like all women. That doesn’t mean we don’t have our own identity. Women have that extra quality of adaptability and learn to fit into different shoes. But we are our own selves still. And we have to exact our freedom by making the right choices in our lives, dictated by us and not by the world.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
> same doctor. Every time they met in the
> doctor's waiting room, they would argue
> and end up insulting each other.
> 'You really believe that you are
> going to be saved on Judgment Day and
> go up to heaven. Do you really believe
> everything you read in the Bible, and
> everything they told you in church?'
> said the atheist.
> 'I'm not certain of anything,' the
> believer replied. 'Like you I have
> doubts. But I still have hope.'
> 'But I don't have doubts,' the
> atheist cried. 'I have only
> certainties. For example, I can assure
> you that God has nothing to do with the
> ache in your knee, and that He doesn't
> care in the least how you feel.'
> 'You don't know what you're talking
> about. And do you know something? You
> are a believer too. I can prove it to
> 'Really? That I'd like to see!'
> 'Will you be straightforward and
> answer my questions honestly?'
> 'Of course. I'm an honest atheist.'
> 'Okay. Can you tell me what the name
> of the doctor is who you came to see?'
> 'Well no, he's not here. And I can't
> pronounce the replacement's name.'
> 'Well, when you leave his office,
> will you check the prescription he
> gives you for mistakes, like you would
> a lottery ticket?'
> 'No, of course not. The doctor knows
> what he's doing.'
> 'Are you a close friend of the
> pharmacist who is going to fill the
> 'No, I go to a big pharmacy, and I
> rarely get served by the same person.'
> 'Do you know what medication the
> doctor is going to give you, and what
> its side effects are?'
> 'And yet you are going to take it,
> aren't you?'
> 'Well, dear friend, I am happy to
> announce that you too are a man of
> Many of us behave like the atheist:
> we don't understand how believers can
> have blind faith in their God, and we
> often find their fervor ridiculous.
> And yet, we also have well
> established beliefs, and not only when
> we go to see the doctor!
> Think about it: without faith,
> without any certainties, life would be
> impossible. We sometimes have to have
> blind faith to survive.
Now Beijing Olympics is in full flow. We have 100M, 200M relay and other events. If you want to know the value of ‘one millisecond’‘ask the person who has won a silver medal in Olympics.
Recently in Spain there was a plane accident in which very few survived. If you ask the person who has survived in the accident, you will then realize the value of ‘one second ‘.
We invariably get stuck in traffic jams when we go to the station with family to catch a train to go on holiday or to go to another town to attend an important function. The traffic jam happens due to traffic disruptions because of sudden rain or visit of a VVIP or people coming in trucks to attend a political rally. These are common ones which we all experience. We end up sometimes in ‘just missing’ the train. At that time it help us to realize the value of ‘one minute’
In a big country like ours, number of deserving youngsters do not get job. The personal feelings, difficulties of such people are clearly depicted in many films. Invariably they are shown as ending up as daily wage labourer. Not only that, they show what-all, the person does on getting the first day wage as well as their happy feelings. True. If you ask such of those daily wage labourer, you will realize the value of ‘one day ‘.
Every week we receive magazines that come out weekly. So the tasks in front of the editor are not simple. He has to decide the cover picture, heading, cover story, total contents, get advertisements, do marketing, do sales, collect receivables etc., etc., Any mistake in any of these will totally affect subsequent week. If you discuss with the editor, he will make you realize the value of ‘a week’
Our sisters / wife give birth to baby. If you ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby, she will make you realize the value of ‘one month’.
If you ask a good student who has failed in his exams (due to unforeseen circumstances or force majeure factors) & who passes after a year then he will make you realize the value of ‘one year’
Time is essence. I am sure you will agree that from time immemorial we know time is precious. So the question to ask us is are we sensitive, to timely completion of work when it comes to our work, at the work place. If not we should. I am sure you will.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
What can we learn from these explorers of years gone by? Gaining knowledge often comes with a price … but without a few brave people willing to push the limits, society as we know it would not be the same or.... genuis and good sense are inconstant companions.
1. Karl Scheele -- Died from tasting his discoveries
Scheele was a brilliant pharmaceutical chemist who discovered many chemical elements, including oxygen (though Joseph Priestley published his findings first), molybdenum, tungsten, manganese, and chlorine. Scheele had the habit of taste-testing his discoveries, and died of symptoms strongly resembling mercury poisoning.
2. Jean-Francois De Rozier -- First victim of an air crash
De Rozier was a teacher of physics and chemistry. He took the first manned free flight in a balloon, traveling at an altitude of 3,000 feet. Later, De Rozier planned a crossing of the English Channel from France to England, but after reaching 1,500 feet the balloon deflated, causing him to fall to his death.
3. Sir David Brewster -- Nearly blinded
Sir David was a Scottish inventor, scientist, and writer. He performed a chemical experiment in 1831, which nearly blinded him. While his vision did return, he was plagued with eye troubles until his death. Brewster is well known for having been the inventor of the kaleidoscope.
4. Elizabeth Ascheim -- Killed by X-Rays
Elizabeth Ascheim gave up her job as a bookkeeper to undertake studies in electrical science. Eventually she bought an x-ray machine, and she and her husband spent some years experimenting with it, using themselves as subjects. Unfortunately they did not realize the consequences of their lack of protection and Elizabeth died of an extremely widespread and violent cancer.
5. Alexander Bogdanov -- Killed himself with blood
Bogdanov was a Russian physician, philosopher, economist, science fiction writer, and revolutionary. In 1924, he began experiments with blood transfusion upon himself, but he did not test the health of the blood he was using. In 1928, Bogdanov took a transfusion of blood infected with malaria and tuberculosis, and died shortly after.
6. Robert Bunsen -- Blinded himself in one eye
Robert Bunsen is probably best known for having given his name to the Bunsen burner, which he helped to popularize. He started out his scientific career in organic chemistry, and nearly died twice of arsenic poisoning. Shortly after that, he lost the sight in his right eye after an explosion of cacodyl cyanide.
7. Sir Humphrey Davy -- A catalog of disasters
Sir Humphrey Davy, a brilliant British chemist and inventor, was fired from his job at an apothecary because he caused too many explosions! When he eventually took up the field of chemistry, he had a habit of inhaling the various gasses he was dealing with. This bad habit led to his discovery of the anesthetic properties of nitrous oxide; it also led to him nearly killing himself on many occasions. The frequent poisonings left him an invalid for the remaining two decades of his life. During this time he also permanently damaged his eyes in a nitrogen trichloride explosion.
8. Michael Faraday -- Suffered chronic poisoning
Thanks to the injury to Sir Humphrey Davy's eyes, Faraday became an apprentice to him. He went on to improve on Davy's methods of electrolysis and to make important discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. But like Davy, Faraday also suffered damage to his eyes in a nitrogen chloride explosion. He spent the remainder of his life suffering chronic chemical poisoning.
9. Marie Curie (pictured above) -- Died of radiation exposure
In 1898, Curie and her husband, Pierre, discovered radium. She spent the remainder of her life performing radiation research and studying radiation therapy. Her constant exposure to radiation led to her contracting leukemia and she died in 1934.
10. Galileo Galilei -- Blinded himself
Galileo's work on the refinement of the telescope opened up the dark recesses of the universe for future generations, but also ruined his eyesight. He was fascinated with the sun and spent many hours staring at it, leading to extreme damage to his retinas. This was the most likely cause of his near blindness in the last four years of his life.
11. Louis Slotin -- Killed himself with an accidental fission reaction
Canadian born Slotin worked on the Manhattan project, helping to design the first nuclear bomb. In the process of his experimentation he accidentally dropped a sphere of beryllium on to a second sphere, causing a prompt critical reaction (the spheres were wrapped around a plutonium core). Other scientists in the room witnessed a "blue glow" of air ionization and felt a "heat wave." Slotin was rushed to hospital and died nine days later. The amount of radiation he was exposed to was equivalent to standing 4,800 feet away from an atomic bomb explosion.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength but by perseverance.
H. Jackson Brown
Friday, August 22, 2008
Accord ing to a Japanese institute that does research on blood types, there are certain personality traits that seem to match up with certain blood types. How do you rate?
You want to be a leader, and when you see something you want, you keep striving until you achieve your goal. You are a trend-setter, loyal, passionate, and self-confident. Your weaknesses include vanity and jealously and a tendency to be too competitive.
You like harmony, peace and organization. You work well with others, and are sensitive, patient and affectionate. Among your weaknesses are stubbornness and an inability to relax.
You're a rugged individualist, who's str aightforwa rd and likes to do things your own way. Creative and flexible, you adapt easily to any situation. But your insistence on being independent can sometimes go too far and become a weakness.
Cool and controlled, you're generally well liked and always put people at ease. You're a natural entertainer who's tactful and fair. But you're standoffish, blunt, and have difficulty making decisions.
Prevention is better than cure.
Carrot + Ginger + Apple - Boost and cleanse our system.
Apple + Cucumber + Celery - Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and eliminate stomach upset and headache.
Tomato + Carrot + Apple - Improve skin complexion and eliminate bad breath.
Bitter gou rd + Apple + Milk - Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.
Orange + Ginger + Cucumber - Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce body heat.
Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon - To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and kidney.
Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi - To improve skin complexion.
Pear & Banana - regulates sugar content.
Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango - Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization .
Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk - Rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and str engthen body immunity.
Papaya + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and metabolism.
Banana + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation
KNOW ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF HAVING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES REGARDS, MANIKANDAN,
Protects your heart
Improves lung capacity
Controls blood pressure
Saves your eyesight
Shields against Alzheimer's
Slows aging process
Protects your heart
Stabilizes blood sugar
Gua rd s against liver disease
Helps stops str okes
Controls blood pressure
Protects your heart
Quiets a cough
Controls blood pressure
Stabilizes blood sugar
Controls blood pressure
Protects your heart
Aids weight loss
Protects your heart
Stabilizes blood sugar
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
Promotes weight loss
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
Supports immune system
DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH
It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven a its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese med ical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:
Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, ga str itis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and men str ual diso rd ers, ear nose and throat diseases.
METHOD OF TREATMENT
1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water .....interesting
2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes
3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours
5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.
6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.
The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:
1. High Blood Pressure - 30 days
2. Ga str ic - 10 days
3. Diabetes - 30 days
4. Constipation - 10 days
5. Cancer - 180 days
6. TB - 90 days
7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwa rd s - daily.
This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.
It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.
Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.
This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals ..not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed . It will slow down the digestion.
Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
Monday, August 18, 2008
A. 2 Italian men and 1 Italian woman
B. 2 French men and 1 French woman
C. 2 German men and 1 German woman
D. 2 Greek men and 1 Greek woman
E. 2 Polish men and 1 Polish woman
F. 2 Mexican men and 1 Mexican woman
G. 2 Indian men and 1 Indian woman
What a Crazy coincidence! One month later, on various parts of the island, the following was observed:
A. One Italian man killed the other Italian man for the Italian woman.
B. The two French men and the French woman are living happily together.
C. The two German men have a strict weekly schedule of when they spend time with the German woman.
D. The two Greek men are happy together, and the Greek woman is cooking & cleaning for them.
E. The two Polish men took a long look at the endless ocean and a long look at the Polish woman, and they started swimming.
F. The two Mexican men are talking to all the other men on the island trying to sell them the Mexican woman.
G. What happened to the Indians???
The 2 Indian men are still waiting for someone to introduce them to the Indian woman!
him is a guy, nastily dressed, in dark sun glasses, a loud shirt, leather
jacket & jeans.
Lord Dharamraj asks him: Please tell me who are you, so that I may know
whether to admit you into the kingdom of Heaven or not?
The guy replies: I am Banta Singh, taxi driver from New Delhi!
Lord Dharamraj consults his ledger, smiles & says to Banta Singh: Please
take this silken robe & gold scarf & enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Now it is the priest's turn. He stands erect and speaks out in a booming
voice: I am Sant Shiromani Baba so & so, Head Priest of the so & so Temple
for the last 40 years.
Lord Dharamraj consults his ledger & says to the Priest: Please take this
cotton robe & enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
'Just a minute,' says the agonized Priest. How is that a foul mouthed, rash
driving Taxi Driver is given a Silken robe & a Golden scarf and me, a
Priest, who's spent his whole life preaching your Name & goodness has to
make do with a Cotton robe?
'Results my friend, results,' shrugs Lord Dharamraj.
While you preached, people SLEPT; but when he drove his taxi, people
Moral of the story: Its PERFORMANCE & not POSITION that ultimately counts.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Bush is invited to tea with Abdul Kalam. He Asks Kalam what his
leadership philosophy is. He says that, it is to Surround him with
Bush asks how he knows if they're intelligent. "I do so by asking
them the right questions," says the Kalam. "Allow me
to demonstrate. "
Bush watches as Kalam phones Manmohan Singh and says,
"Mr. Prime Minister, please answer this question:
Your mother has a child, and your father has a child, and this child is
not your brother or sister. Who is it?"
Manmohan immediately responds, "It's
me, Sir!" "Correct. Thank you and good-bye,
sir," says Kalam.
He hangs up and says, "Did you get that, Mr. Bush?"
Bush nods: "Yes Mr.
President. Thanks a lot. I'll definitely be using that!"
Bush, upon returning to Washington ,
decides he'd better put Condoleezza
Rice to the test.
Bush summons her to the White House and says, "Condoleezza, I wonder
can answer a question for me."
"Why, of course, sir. What's on your mind?"
Bush poses the question: "Uhh, your mother has a child, and your
father has a child, and this child is not your brother or your sister.
Who is it?" Rice was puzzled and finally asks, "Can I think
about it and get back to
You?" Bush agrees, and Rice leaves.
Rice immediately calls a meeting of senior senators, and they puzzle
over the question for several hours, but nobody can come up with an
Finally, in desperation, Rice calls Colin Powell and explains the
problem. "Mr. Powell, your mother has a child, and your father
has a child, and this child is not your brother or your sister.
Who is it?"
Powell answers immediately, "It's me, of course."
Much relieved Rice rushes back to the White House, finds George Bush,
and exclaims, "I know the answer, sir! I know who it is!
our Colin Powell !"
And Bush replies in disgust, "Wrong, it's manmohan singh
Monday, July 28, 2008
Vivek, my assistant programmer, can always be found
hard at work in his cubicle. Vivek works independently, without
wasting company time talking to colleagues. Vivek never
thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always
finishes given assignments on time. Often Vivek takes extended
measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee
breaks. Vivek is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no
vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Vivek can be
classed as a high-calibre employee, the type which cannot be
dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Vivek be
promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be
sent away as soon as possible.
Signed - Project Leader
NB: That stupid idiot was reading over my shoulder when I wrote the
report sent to you earlier today. Kindly read only the odd lines (1, 3, 5, 7,9,11, 13) for my true assessment of him.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sleeping with the window open will help the air to circulate in your bedroom and fill your lungs with fresh air. Relaxation techniques will help your body to wind down and prepare for the sleep cycle.
Try this breathing technique when you first get into bed:
Take a deep breath. Breathe in through your nose and visualize the air moving down to your stomach. Breathe out slowly through your mouth. As you breathe in again, silently count to four. Purse your lips as you exhale slowly. This time count silently to eight.Repeat this process six to ten times.
The results of this breathing technique are immediate. You will feel your shoulders and arms relaxing. Your chest will feel less constricted and you will feel less stress and tension.
Practice this breathing technique on a daily basis so that it becomes routine for you and helps to induce natural sleep.
As well as using breathing techniques to encourage natural sleep you can try several relaxation exercises. Let these exercises relax your mind and allow your body to unwind and surrender to sleep.
Try the following relaxation exercise before you get into bed:
Lay on your back on the floor with your feet slightly apart, your hands by your sides, and your palms turned upward. Close your eyes and concentrate on every part of your body.Begin at the top of your head and work your way down to your toes.Start by feeling your forehead tense, then your eyes, face, and jaw. Tense and release each muscle group, such as your shoulders and neck.Pay attention to each area of your body from the top of your head, down through the trunk of your body, along your legs, and ending at the tips of your toes.Stay in this relaxed condition for a few minutes. Concentrate on your breathing and let all worry and stress dissipate from your mind and body. Make sure that your breathing comes from deep in your stomach and flows slowly and evenly.Stretch slowly before standing up.
This exercise will tell your body and mind that it can settle down, leaving behind thoughts of worry, fear, and stress.
There are many more techniques and exercises available to promote deep breathing and relaxation and you will need to find a method works best for you.
The Role Of Meditation In Finding An Insomnia Cure
Meditation can certainly both encourage and promote relaxation. The more relaxed you feel as you get ready for bed, the better your chances of falling into a deep and restful sleep cycle.
Stress, tensions, and worries will keep you from falling asleep. Meditation can help you achieve a relaxed state and focus your mind on peace and harmony.
Many different types of meditations exist for you to choose from, each with numerous adaptations and versions.
To get you started, this simple technique can prove very effective:
Find a focal point for your meditation – something about which you can think and on which you can focus your full attention.This can be a candle, a mantra (a phrase that you repeat over and over in your mind to establish harmony and to focus on your meditation), a stone, or something as simple as the sound of your own breathing.No matter what you use as your focal point, you want to continuously and firmly bring your mind back to that focal point.All other thoughts and distractions that drift through your mind must be pushed out.If you are beginning to include meditation in your nighttime routine you should remember that this type of meditation requires a great deal of discipline.Your mind will easily be distracted and you will lose focus.As you continue to practice your meditation nightly you will find that the process becomes easier and easier. You may find that meditating for ten to fifteen minutes before bedtime will help you to fall asleep naturally.
Try another simple technique for meditation:
Find a quiet room and sit in a comfortable position on the floor (use a cushion if needed).Sit with your hands resting lightly in your lap, close your eyes and relax.Take deep breaths in and out through your nose and try to focus on your breathing. Count each breath as you exhale. Count to ten. Repeat several times until relaxation sets in.Clear your mind of everything and think only of counting each breath as you exhale. Acknowledge any other thoughts that enter your mind, and then gently let them go and concentrate once again on your breathing.At the end of the meditation gently stretch and become aware of your body before standing up.
Another form of meditation is guided imagery. Guided imagery combines meditation, relaxation, and hypnosis. Using this technique you will follow a guided meditation to visualize a state of relaxation.
You should practice guided imagery in a quiet room where you won't be disturbed. You will need a tape or CD player. The lighting in the room should be dim and soft.
Typically the visualization will begin with some simple relaxation exercises that include deep breathing. When your body and mind are relaxed your imagination will come into play.
Some common imagery includes strolling along the beach, being in the mountains, or walking through the forest. The guided imagery uses your imagination to induce peacefulness and relaxation. You will be guided through the meditation from beginning to end, at which time you should feel calm and serene.
There are many imagery tapes on the market for you to choose from. You can also make your own tapes.
The techniques for meditation outlined here will help your mind and body to relax. Many other methods of meditation exist and you may need to do a little research and then experiment to find just what works best for you.
Monday, July 14, 2008
*Let's say it's 6.15p m and you're going home (alone of **course), after an
unusually hard day on the job. *
You're really tired, upset and frustrated.
Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your
chest that starts to adiate out into your arm and up
into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the
hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don't
know if you'll be able to make it that far. You have
been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the
course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.
HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart
attack, without help,the person whose heart is beating
improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only
about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However,these victims can help themselves by coughing
repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should
be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep
and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep
inside the chest.
*A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two **
seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until
the heart is felt to be beating normally again. *
*Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing **
movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood
circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also
helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart
attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many
other people as possible about this. It could save
room with an open window.
Then send 2 or 3 candidates in the room and close the door.
Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours and then analyze
If they are counting the bricks.
Put them in the accounts department.
If they are recounting them..
Put them in auditing.
If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks.
Put them in engineering.
If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order.
Put them in planning.
If they are throwing the bricks at each other.
Put them in operations.
If they are sleeping.
Put them in security.
If they have broken the bricks into pieces.
Put them in information technology.
If they are sitting idle.
Put them in human resources.
If they say they have tried different combinations, yet
not a brick has been moved.
Put them in sales.
If they have already left for the day.
Put them in marketing.
If they are staring out of the window.
Put them on strategic planning.
And then last but not least.
If they are talking to each other and not a single brick has been moved.
Congratulate them and put them in top management.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you want to win but think you can't;
It's almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose you're lost;
For out of the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will;
It's all in a state of mind.
If you think your outclassed, you are
you've got to think high to rise
you have got to be sure
even before you can win a prize
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger and faster man,
But sooner or later the man who wins
IS THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN!!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Shah Rukh Khan as the arts teacher (duh duh duh!!).
Aryan Khan as the dyslexic child (even if he could not act for nuts).
Rani Mukerjee as the kid’s mom (assuming Kajol is unavailable).
Abhishek Bachchan as the kid’s dad.
Amitabh Bachchan as the school principal (who cares if the role is ultra minute, he can afford it).
It would be shot in New York to appeal to the NRI audience.
The story line would obviously be different. SRK would fall for the dyslexic kid’s mom. The last scene would have the mom running to the teacher rather than the kid. And again, like in so many other movies, SRK would get someone else’s girl.
It would have one dance number.
The film would be titled ‘Kuch Taare Zameen Par.’
If Sanjay Leela Bhansali made Taare
Salman as the teacher.
Rani as the mother.
Of course the whole film would be shot on elaborate sets. The school would be nothing short of Harvard university.
An orchestra would play every time anyone cried.
Slow motion, different camera angles for every scene.
The school uniforms would match the classroom walls
The film would cost 60 crores.
If Farah Khan made Taare
SRK as the teacher (yawn).
In the original Taare, Aamir makes an entry at the interval point. In Farah’s version, SRK would be on screen on for 2.30 hrs out of the 2.45 hrs and would be introduced in the first scene itself.
The story would be changed to make sure the above happened. The focus of the film would be a teacher who helps a kid fight dyslexia.
To make it a complete entertainer, there would be a romantic angle, comedy, and action thrown in. Oh idea!! Nikumbh’s character likes another teacher and the kiddo helps him.. throw in some comedy moments there and you have romance and comedy settled. For action.. hmm.. lemme see.. oh yah, the kid gets kidnapped and the teacher fights the baddies to save him. Wow!! I’m quite an imaginative writer. I can see how Farah can write a film from scratch in two weeks straight.
The film posters would have a big SRK with the tiny image of the kid in the background.
If Rakesh Roshan made Taare
Hrithik Roshan as the teacher.
Since Rakesh Roshan cannot think beyond science fiction these days, this film would have that too. Instead of dyslexia, the kid would have alienositis or something, a condition induced due to him witnessing an alien abduction.
Instead of Nikumbh being an arts teacher, he would be a physics teacher, and instead of asking kids to be creative, he would ask them to challenge the science we know.
In the scene where Nikumbh asks the kids to open their minds and make whatever they want outdoors, the kid Ishaan, instead of making a boat, would end up making a working spaceship prototype.
Nikumbh would cure the kids problem by making a full fledged version of the kid’s prototype, traveling to the alien planet, and asking them to give the kid his powers back.
The film would have music by Rajesh Roshan ripped off from some world music.
The film’s name would again start with a K.. probably ‘Kuch Aliens Taaron se Zameen Par’.
The director would make sure Hrithik gets to show all his abilities. This would mean a scene with Roshan jr flexing his muscles, and a dance competition in the end, instead of an arts competition.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Ok actually I am not a big fan of cooking.. but of the 'few' dishes that 've learnt, this is one of the most easiest to learn and equally delicious! Wanna learn to cake in 7 mts?! here's the receipe.. Its jus amazing! trust me!!
Maida 1 1/2 cup
cooking soda 1 tsp
cocoa powder 5 tbsps
sugar powder 1 cup
These are the dry ingredients. Mix them well.
Milk 1 cup
Refined oil 5 tbsps
white viniger 1 tbsp
vanilla essence 1/2 tsp
These are the liquid ingredients. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and lightly fold them till they are in pouring consistency. Bake in microwave for 5 mins or till done, but for not more than 7 min.**Let this cake cool completely before pouring the icing.
For chocolate icing.
Butter 2 tbsp
cocoa powder 2 tbsp
icing sugar 1 cup
Melt butter in a pan and add cocoa powder and blend them well then add icing sugar and mix well and add boiling water to get a pouring consistency. Pour this mixture in well cooled cake and spread it with a knife and garnish with finely chopped cashews or gems.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
careers, got together to visit their old university
Conversation soon turned into complaints about
stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to
the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee
and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic,
glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive,
some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand,
the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice
looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind
the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for each
of you to want only the best for yourselves, that
is the source of your problems and stress. What all
of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but
you consciously went for the best cups and were
eyeing each other's cups. Now if life is coffee,
then the jobs, money and position in society are the
cups. They are just tools to hold and
contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't
change. Some times, by concentrating only on the cup,
we fail to enjoy the coffee in it."
So, don't let the cups only drive you... enjoy
the coffee (instead)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
>> This particular joke won an award for the best joke in a
>> competition organized in Britain and this joke was sent by an
>> A MBA and a Bcom go on a camping trip, set up their tent,and
>> fell asleep.Some hours later, the Bcom wakes his MBA friend. " look up
>> at the sky and tell me what you see."
The MBA replies, "I see millions of stars."
"What does that tell you?"
The MBA ponders for a minute.
"Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are
millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.
Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.
Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past
Theologically, it's evident the Lord is all-powerful and
we are small and insignificant.
Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day
What does it tell you?"
The Bcom is silent for a moment, then speaks.
"Practically...Someone has stolen our tent".
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Women keep three different shampoos and two different conditioners in the shower. After a woman showers, the bathroom will smell like a tropical rain forest.
If a man goes on a seven-day trip, he'll pack five days worth of clothes and will wear some things twice; if a woman goes on a seven-day trip she'll pack 21 outfits because she doesn't know what she'll feel like wearing each day.
Women love cats. Men say they love cats, but when women aren't looking, men kick cats.
Women love to talk on the phone. A woman can visit her girlfriend for two weeks, and upon returning home, she will call the same friend and they will talk for three hours.
It was good fun reading it. wasn't it?! ;)
Friday, June 20, 2008
A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each
other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day,
he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight.
Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper,
"Please wake me at 5:00 AM " He left it where he knew she would find it.
The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM
and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and
see why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by
the bed. The paper said, "It is 5:00 AM. Wake up."
Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.
WIFE VS. HUSBAND
A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word.
An earlier discussion had led to an argument and
neither of them wanted to concede their position.
As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs,
the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?"
"Yep," the wife replied, "in-laws".
W O R D S
A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day...
30,000 to a man's 15,000.
The wife replied, "The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men...
The husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?"
A man said to his wife one day, "I don't know how you can be
so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time."
The wife responded, "Allow me to explain.
God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me;
God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!"
WHO DOES WHAT
A man and his wife were having an argument about who
should brew the coffee each morning.
The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first,
and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee."
The husband said, " You are in charge of cooking around here and
you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee."
Wife replies, "No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible
that the man should do the coffee."
Husband replies, "I can't believe that, show me."
So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament
and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says.........."HEBREWS"
God may have created man before woman,
but there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece
Women especially love a bargain. The question of "need" is irrelevant, so don't bother pointing it out. Anything on sale is fair game.
Women never have anything to wear. Don't question the racks of clothes in the closet; you "just don't understand".
Women need to cry. And they won't do it alone unless they know you can hear them.
Women will always ask questions that have no right answer, in an effort to trap you into feeling guilty.
Women love to talk.Silence intimidates them and they feel a need to fill it, even if they have nothing to say.
Women hate bugs. Even the strong-willed ones need a man around when there's a spider or a wasp involved.
wat i liked most in this movie, undoubtedly, KAMAL! he was jus brilliant!The potrayal of ten roles, each to perfection was jus amazing..!! Personally i thought the movie lacked the usual kamal touch,esp when comparing this to movies of his like nayagan, anbe sivam, to say a few.. but i had liked his effort in linking each character together! guess a lot has been said on each of kamal's character and chaos and butterfly thoery ect etc.. 'd just like to mention couple of things which captured my attention in dis movie significantly.
To start with the opening track, kalli mattum-jus amazing.. lyrics were simple but very moving!hats off to hariharan, he's sung this song with perfect emotional blend!
christian Fletcher-my fav character of kamal's..yea yea, i know of all his ten i liked this the best,, actually i dunno why, but the minute i saw this character of his, i found him very arresting..he radiated this power through this character of his, that i enjoyed it the best! and of course to mention 95 years old patti and his imitation of george bush! super!
The scene where kamal was tied to lord perumal at first and also one another where he catches the lord at the dawn of tsunami.. the screen shots where superb!
The way they'd showed the tsunami effect, it was really nice.. i hav always heard of the magnitude of the disaster but wen i saw de movie i actually felt it!
two others scenes also 'd liked, the way krishneveni patti locked herself in the cupboard..! i found de scene too cute! and the fighting sequence between Shingen Narahashi and christian, for a minute wen i saw de japanese character of kamal's i couldn jus believe it which makes me add one other point.. usually wen a movie releases, ppl talk of de acting, direction, music, max costumes! but i thought with out make up, no way could have kamal exhibited his ten roles that he'd dreamed..! if he was able to potray to us each character he'd visualied, its only due credit to the make up artist, westmoor! half of kamal's success in his acting was because he was depicted so well to the audience!I found Asin quite annoying in this movie,[ no offense to asin fans!] and mallika, i actually wondered why she was even there in de movie and the dubbing of her voice was jus awful!! These are couple of things which i wanted to mention on de top of my head..anything else, will edit this blog!
All in all, a movie by kamal, for kamal and of kamal!
I looked at her and sighed and wished I was as fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and used a crutch
But as she passed, she passed a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine
I have 2 legs, the world is mine.
I stopped to buy some candy
The lad who sold it had such charm
I talked with him a while, he seemed so very glad
If I were late, it'd do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me,
"I thank you, you've been so kind.
It's nice to talk with folks like you.
You see," he said, "I'm blind."
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have 2 eyes, the world is mine.
Later while walking down the street,
I saw a child with eyes of blue
He stood and watched the others play
He did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said,
"Why don't you join the others, dear?"
He looked ahead without a word.
And then I knew, he couldn't hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have 2 ears, the world is mine.
With feet to take me where I'd go.
With eyes to see the sunset's glow.
With ears to hear what I would know.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I've been blessed indeed, The world is mine.
If this poem makes you feel like I felt,
just forward it to all your friends,
after all, it's just a simple reminder....
We have soooooo much to be thankful for!!!
Sorrow looks back,
Worry looks around,
Faith looks up
so make arrangement.
Secretary make call to Husband: For a week my boss and
I will be going abroad, you look after yourself.
Husband make call to secret lover: My wife is going
abroad for a week, so lets spend the week together.
Secret lover make call to small boy whom she is giving
private tution: I have work for a week, so you need
not come for class.
Small boy make call to his grandfather: Grandpa, for a
week I don't have class 'coz my teacher is busy. Lets
spend the week together.
Grandpa(the 1st boss ;) make call to his secretary: This week I am
spending my time with my grandson. We cannot attend
Secretary make call to her husband: This week my boss
has some work, we cancelled our trip.
Husband make call to secret lover: We cannot spend
this week together, my wife has cancelled her trip.
Secret lover make call to small boy whom she is giving
private tution: This week we will have class as usual.
Small boy make call to his grandfather: Grandpa, my
teacher said this week I have to attend class. Sorry I
can't give you company.
Grandpa make call to his secretary: Don't worry this
week we will attend that meeting, so make arrangement .
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Today thanks to USA for out sourcing their labor force to India and making Indians rich. While American billionaires are giving billions to charity our Indian billionaire is busy building billion dollar house in the country where 50% or more people are living in poverty.
An Old Story:
The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away.
Come winter, the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper has no food or
shelter so he dies out in the cold.
The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter.
The Grasshopper thinks the Ant's a fool and laughs & dances & plays the
Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and
demands to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed
while others are cold and starving.
NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering Grasshopper
next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor
Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant's house.
Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that
Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter ..
Mayawati states this as `injustice' done on Minorities.
Amnesty International and Kofi Annan criticize the Indian Government for
not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.
The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
Grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt
support as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) ..
Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for 'Bengal Bandh' in
West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.
CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard
in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and
Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway
Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Rath'.
Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the ' Prevention of Terrorism
Against Grasshoppers Act' [POTAGA], with effect from the beginning of the
Arjun Singh makes 'Special Reservation ' for Grasshoppers in Educational
Institutions & in Government Services.
The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having nothing left
to pay his retroactive taxes,it's home is confiscated by the Government
and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV.
Arundhati Roy calls it ' A Triumph of Justice'.
Lalu calls it 'Socialistic Justice '.
CPM calls it the ' Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden '
Kofi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.
Many years later...
The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion dollar company in Silicon Valley,
100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere
As a result of loosing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the
India is still a developing country…!!!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Firstly be bold and act smartly rather than shyin away from the situation.call up the ambulance and rush to the victim. If the victim shows no signs of breathing,let the person lie down with chin facing up. Tilt the head back, pinch the nose and cover the victim s mouth with ur mouth and blow until u see the chest rise. Then put ur hands on the centre of the chest and press. Keep pumping the chest atleast 100 times until the person responds or until help arrives.
Trust me it doesn require a medical degree to do this..all it requires is a sensible and fast action.I witnessed the importance this made in my friend and thought of imparting this to u. After all, U give de person a second chance to live!
now here s the link wher u can see how to administer cpr to a person...
Monday, May 26, 2008
2. Love affairs : Something like cricket where one-day internationals are more popular than a five day test.
3. Marriage : It's an agreement in which a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains her master
4. Divorce : Future tense of marriage
5. Lecture : An art of transferring information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through "the minds of either".
6. Conference : The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.
7. Compromise : The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.
8. Tears : The hydraulic force by which masculine will-power is defeated by feminine water-power ..
9. Dictionary : A place where divorce comes before marriage.
10. Conference Room : A place where everybody talks, nobody listens & everybody disagrees later on.
11. Ecstasy : A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a feeling you have never felt before.
12. Classic : A book which people praise, but do not read.
13. Smile : A curve that can set a lot of things straight.
14. Office : A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.
15. Yawn : The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.
16. Etc. : A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do.
17. Committee: Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.
18. Experience : The name men give to their mistakes.
19. Atom Bomb: An invention to end all inventions.
20. Philosopher : A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead.
21. Diplomat : A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
22. Opportunist : A person who starts taking bath if he accidentally falls into a river.
23. Optimist : A person who while falling from Eiffel Tower says in midway "See I am not injured yet."
24. Pessimist :- A person who says that O is the last letter in ZERO, Instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY.
25. Miser : A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.
26. Father : A banker provided by nature.
27. Criminal : A guy no different from the rest... except that he got caught.
28. Boss : Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early.
29. Politician : One who shakes your hand before elections and your Confidence after.
30. Doctor : A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you with his bills.
31. Computer Engineer : One who gets paid for reading such mails......!