Friday, December 19, 2008
The product comes with a wireless network adapter dongle which works in IEEE802.11g WiFi standard which fits with a USB connector. The performance depends on the connection speed you have and it includes time shifting and place shifting features. It will definitely open out newer paths in video sharing and mobile television domains. This is currently priced between $200 to $250. Hope you have a great experience!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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The mouthwatering candy will make you nostalgic and remind you about the flavors of the past. Kids will love the colorful presentation of popcorn and also enjoy the sweet candy. Loads of popcorn will be the perfect presentation for festivals and special occasions. You can opt for gift boxes, gift pails or gift tins with special greetings embedded on them. If you can't resist your popcorn temptation go for the bigger popcorn balls to appease your hungry desire. The hallmark of Mom and Popcorn company is their quality and customer service. The popcorn is made daily and they will always sell fresh. No other place in Texas Mckinney offers you top class popcorn at such attractive prices. Popcorn is made from corn and so it is also healthy. Another unique feature of Mom and Popcorn company is that if you are somehow not happy with the order you can always get them replaced or else get your money back. Now you know that the customer is the king at Mom and Popcorn. So you can trust them and maintain a relationship with them for a long time to come.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
A plethora of LCD television brands are available at ShopWiki and they are grouped according to the price ranges. I personally prefer the LG 32LG6000 because of its attractive features and glamorous looks lending value for money. LG Scarlet comes in the price range £340.40 — £629.97 and you can select from over 31 stores to buy the product.
The ShopWiki Shopping Directory will help you identify the best online stores to buy at the best prices. The fastest ShopWiki search engine will land you at the top merchants for a happy shopping experience.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
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Welcome to the world of casinos. This is where people make a lot of money by playing their favorite casino games. But selecting the best casino is the prerogative of every casino fanatic. Every casino is unique in certain aspects and you must be absolutely sure that you are in the right place. I came across a website that provides extensive reviews and in depth analysis of all the top casinos in the world all in one place. You will get all the latest information about the casinos and all the special offers available in them. Playing online poker requires careful analysis about the various factors such as game experience, trust score and bonuses offered. Pro360 will help you find the perfect casino on earth. I found the online gambling tips extremely helpful and sharpened my poker skills. The beginners can benefit from the online guide and playing instructions. Watch out for the ratings provided by Pro360 for every casino to get the best online poker experience.
Friday, September 5, 2008
The bands presently in use are the VHF, UHF, S, C, and Ku bands. C-band (4-8 GHz) is used for cable television distributed from those large dish antennas installed at the service provider's area. Ku-band (12-18 GHz) is used for DTH services. But these bands are nearing saturation. If not for the multiplexing strategy these bands would have exhausted decades ago. Now the Ka-band will certainly have a major impact in our life. If this band gets depleted then we have to move to the millimeter wave band but that is not an issue today.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
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Sunday, August 24, 2008
Valimo wireless solutions is working on mobile banking for Nokia and the technology transforms the mobile device into an ID card for authentication purposes. The mobile phone will encrypt your PIN number and send it for authentication. This helps in online banking and cardless ATM withdrawals. Openbit company is working with an on-device payment and Digital Rights Management system. They also provide online billing services for mobile networks all around the world. Upcode delivers a freeware system that enables your phone to access the web just by pointing your mobile phone at a code. Now this all in one system will penetrate soon in our homes.
Friday, August 22, 2008
black friday online is one of the best sites to get all the sales information in one place. I wish to decorate my wardrobe with the finest clothes for this Christmas. I noticed a plethora of costumes available from the Buckle.com specials for me. Everything is at affordable prices and I hope to take home a few shirts and a gorgeous wrist watch. Black Friday Online will also mail us all the new ads and offers instantly so that we can keep track of the latest trends in the market.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
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Banzai is a product of Screenlife Games and every household should have it. It is highly suitable to play Banzai during festivals and parties with relatives and friends. Community gaming fortifies our relationship and makes us forget our problems in life. Playing Tako-gotchi online is a pleasant experience. cool wallpapers and screensavers are available for download to all Banzai fans. Banzai is the perfect game for teens and adults. Banzai game can be purchased online safely. Tako also has a Myspace profile and you can contact for any queries. I wish you all a happy Banzai experience.
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Fear is one factor that influences verbal communication. If we can overcome fear we can communicate confidently. First of all a person should realize that communication apprehension is a very innate and global human emotion. He should be willing to accept that he really has the problem. Analyze yourself listing down your fears and consider whether they are realistic. Taking deep breaths can significantly bring down your anxiety. In presentations it is very important to prepare well in advance and structure it so that there is a continuous flow of information. Attitude makes a difference and there is no reason in the world to think that you would fail. Memorizing is not a good idea. You have to understand the concept noting down the hints or outlines and present it perfectly. This is not easy but can be achieved through regular practice. Simulate the environment in your mind days before your presentation and build your confidence along the way. Never let it degrade you. Atlast don't get being eaten by the atmosphere and tell yourself that you are a hero and not a coward
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Today a mini keyhole surgery called as Microincisional Cataract Surgery requires only a tiny 1.6-1.8mm aperture to perform the surgery. For this a new highly flexible micro intraocular lens has been designed that will make its way through this tiny aperture and gets unfolded inside the eye. The merits of this procedure are faster sutureless surgery, quick recovery, fewer post-operative abstentions and high quality of vision. Persons who have undergone this surgery may require glasses for reading but not for distant vision. The downside is that 5% of operated persons develop a thickening of the posterior capsule but this can be easily treated by a LASER procedure.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
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Hedonics is a new field that studies the state of mind and deals with identifying the reasons of what makes life pleasant and happy. A study discovered the most powerful proof for longevity and happiness among a group of nuns in US. They had no stress in their life and always maintained their devotion to god. This feel-good factor goes a long way in increasing your number of living days. But cheerfulness doesn't seem to delay the deathbed. Happy people remain lively, sustain more self confidence than others and make better decisions in life. So joining a laugh club won't be a bad idea. But happiness has spring from inside and it happens only from realization. So don't burden your heart with sadness hereafter and keep smiling.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Exederm have been working on ultra sensitive skin care products and they are willing to challenge the world with their products for eczema treatment. Childhood Eczema can affect the child not only physically but mentally as well. The onus is on the parents to identify eczema in its early stage and get it treated by proper medical care. I have had my own miseries with skin care products. I wonder how a child can cope up with eczema. But I found the treatment schedule designed by exederm fascinating. First a flare control cream then a moisturizer and finally the cleansing wash. The three will make the perfect combination that will keep eczema away from you. exederm products are odourless and colorless as well as they are free from parabens and lanolin. So it is completely safe and healthy to use these products.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
All those who are wondering why you can't quit smoking eventhough you would like to stop here is the answer. A recent research has associated the addiction to smoking with a particular gene in our body. People are generally classified as two types. One type of persons experience nausea, coughing, sneezing and other discomforts after their first puff ever in life. The other class of people have a gene combination that makes them enjoy smoking right from their first drag of smoke. So it is either pleasing or jarring to our body in the first attempt. Individuals who enjoy smoking in their early days are more susceptible to get addicted to smoking and surrender to smoking habit innately.
They fail to realize that it is a trap and that it will lead to a world of inconceivable risk factors ending up in a point of no return. Smoking increases the risk for lung cancer which is the leading cause of cancer death in men worldwide and the second leading cause among the females. Scientists have discovered that chain smokers are more likely to have a change in the CHRNA5 nicotine receptor gene. The genes control the ingress of nicotine into the brain cells that will lead to cancer. Research is underway to develop a genetic screen for the CHRNA5 variant. I believe smoking can be controlled by humans themselves rather than drugs or anything else. Nothing is impossible. We have to believe in the power of our soul and life. It is a beautiful world around you and you don't want to be in a hurry to leave. If you don't want to stop smoking atleast quit for your loved ones. Life is very short but love is eternal.
PLEASE QUIT SMOKING
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Learning is a continuous process and networking is an ocean to ride. You will need a large volume of information to gain mastery over networks. The Cisco Learning Network gives you an opportunity to discuss and learn from the experts. Preparing for your exams is very easy when you have a bunch of scholars to guide you. The technical resources and online events will be the perfect preparation for your exams. CCNA is already making waves in my part of the world. A couple of my close friends wandered around jobless for a long time. One of them joined Cisco and got his certification last year. Now he is working in a reputed IT firm. My other friend also followed his foot steps and he is also working now. There is more to it than just certification and you need top class training to come out with flying colors. Join the Cisco Network today and experience success.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Some of my neighbours found their names missing from the list. But the councilor assured them that they can also get the TV sets by bringing their ration card and xerox copy directly to the delivery centre. I later found that they had no difficulties in claiming their television sets. Some people had problems with their television sets malfunctioning and I was told that they were replaced immediately. Anyway we are fortunate to have received the television sets and lets hope the government will dispatch them to all Thamizhans very soon.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The government is not taking any chances regarding security. The Government is also insisting on cars to use High Security Number Plates (HSNP) which utilizes GPS technology to track the culprits down rapidly when the car is being stolen before they could engage themselves in any malicious activities.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Mobile users in the US are already suffering from more than 200 viruses and hackers are also rampant here in India. A few simple precautions can help you drive the hackers away. Enhance the security of your mobile devices with antivirus, firewall, anti-spam and data encryption technologies. Never try to open any anonymous messages in your inbox whatever it referred to. Prevention is always better than cure.
savings accounts are offered by many banks in US but every bank has different interest rates which fluctuate periodically. EMoneyCentral.com has tabulated the interest rates and performance of all leading banks in US by working in the background. The banks are rated according to their annual percentage yield (apy) and the profile of the bank is posted to let the user learn about the progress of the bank in the form of a graph. You can also find banks who are willing to provide you cash bonus offers for opening an account. Satisfied users have written about their experiences in the testimonials section. Now the time is ripe for opening savings accounts that will benefit you and your family in the long run.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
The hole was about 2m by 4m in size which is good enough for a small car to drive through. It was reported that there was a very large bang and debris flew all over the cabin. The oxygen masks dropped down from the ceiling and the passengers were puzzled about the bizarre incident. An investigation has been ordered to probe the accident to find out what hit the flight on air. The crew were very shrewd and performed the emergency procedures perfectly and did a wonderful job in bringing the flight under control. The passengers didn't panic and stayed calm but they were terror struck once they saw the gaping hole after disembarking. The pilot called the accident as "explosive decompression". One has to say that the passengers were very lucky and the credit must go to the crew members.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is on the verge of creating a world record for the most runs scored by a batsman in Test cricket. He is just 172 runs short of Brian Lara's feat of 11,953 Test runs which he achieved in 131 matches at an average of 52.88. Looking at Sachin's current form it is almost certain that he will surpass the "Prince of Trinidad" in the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka held at the Emerald Islands. Sachin has played cricket for nearly 18 long years and has broken numerous records in his journey. This record will be yet another feather in his cap who already holds the record for the most runs in one-dayers. Sachin has hit the largest number of centuries in world cricket and a lot more awaits the master. I personally believe that Sachin is a better one-day player than Lara and Lara is a better test player than Sachin. But Sachin and Lara will be the two greatest players in our era. Lara is one player who defied the coaching books and played every shot in his own style and elegance. On the other hand Sachin is the perfect role model for a youngster and all his shots are perfect and flawless. That is the beautiful thing about this world. Two men at the extreme ends have conquered the world and their legacy will be cherished forever.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Contact lenses are getting popular and are mandatory for some critical cases of eye defects like astigmatism and keratoconus. They are placed in the cornea of the eye and perform better than conventional spectacles. They are available in different forms according to their utility. Disposable lenses are safer because there is minimum chance of infections and are hygienic. Soft contact lenses are soothing on the eyes. Semi-soft lenses are prescribed for persons with high cylindrical power. These lenses are also available in different colors.
Maintaining your contact lenses needs a lot of attention and care. There are certain rules to be followed for using contact lenses safely. You should always wash your hands with soap and rinse with clean water before handling contact lenses. Clean the lenses using the given solution daily. Never forget to remove your lenses before going to sleep. Never use tap water, saline water or saliva to clean the lenses. Seek medical attention in case of red eyes or irritation. It is always good to have spare conventional glasses to give your eyes some rest from contact lenses. And as always do consult your Ophthalmologist once a year for healthy vision and happy life...
Monday, July 7, 2008
The world is humming the GPS tunes and it has ensured that the probability of one getting lost is minimum. Every new gadget released nowadays is endowed with a piece of this technology. Companies like Nokia have realized the importance of this and have come up with a series of navigation phones making use of Nokia maps.
The idea of incorporating maps in a mobile phone to assist in navigation is glamorous but there is a demand to develop the underlying infrastructure here in a city like Chennai. There are certain issues to be settled before we can reap the benefits of navigation. Nokia maps can be downloaded free of cost from the nokia website and every map is nearly 2.5MB in size. The biggest drawback in using them is that they can be accessed only through GPRS and the cost of subscribing to GPRS facility may not be affordable to everyone. Every service provider looks at this as an opportunity to make more money. Adding to this the bandwidth offered by mobile service providers is very limited in the 800-1500MHz range which may not allow fast internet access unlike foreign countries which provide services in the 3.2GHz band. Users also complain that they could not receive incoming calls while they are using the navigation system. Another flaw in this is the voice recognition system which Nokia is working on for adapting to the Indian way of pronunciation.
On the brighter side the nokia maps have a handful of information about hotels, ATMs, hospitals, petrol bunks, etc... Things can only get better from here. But at the moment navigation is an expensive venture to a normal citizen here in Chennai.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
On the first day I had General Ability Test for two hours. Half of the questions were from English and the remaining are general Knowledge questions. The next day was composed of two sessions with technical objective questions. I'm from Electronics and communication branch and there were lots of questions from circuits, electron basics, devices, DSP, microwaves and controls systems. I was a bit surprised that there was very few questions from antenna and virtually no questions from networking, mobile communications and wireless systems. The next day was very boring and tiresome. Two sessions of three hours each consisted of theory questions which could never be answered without good preparation. At the end of the exams I felt I could have done better but I knew I didn't prepare well. Next time may be I will put up a better show.
Apple has reduced the price of the equipment substantially relative to the 2G model phones but they will be available for sale only in Apple and AT&T outlets..These phones are the perfect blend of a phone, ipod and a fast internet device. The phone supports several features like MS Exchange, App Store and email services. The phone has the capability to get GPS information directly from the satellites and this information is very useful for routing and calculating the distances. The phone will be compatible for some third party applications and will also be available in white color this time.
As far as we in India are concerned things are looking bleak. The 3G auction has to be completed first and then the necessary infrastructure has to be developed. 3G phones bought from other countries will have most of their applications not working at all. Even the original 2G model iphones will be officially released in India by September only. Apple has signed a deal with Vodafone and Airtel to land in India smoothly. The Indians might feel left out of the technology race unless the government comes up with something special.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
What makes it different from the other models of Nseries is that it has a "location Tagger" application which will enable the users to tag both the time and place to a picture. The N78 works with the integration of Assisted-GPS and Nokia Maps to identify the geographic position of the phone. The phone has a 3.2 Megapixel camera which has lens from Carl Zeiss optics. The phone comes with a 8GB microSD card for adequate memory. The sound is good with both the mp3 and FM. The phone has support for both wireless LANs and the 3G technology - High Speed Downlink Packet Access which enables high speed browsing. The N78 also has access to online support like Nokia Music Store, Internet Radio etc.. The phone has no IR port but has a microUSB 2.0 port and runs on Symbian OS. N78 weighs about 101.8 grams and has the dimensions of 113 x 49 x 15.1 mm, 76.5 cc. The phone supports both GPRS and EDGE technologies.The phone is priced at at a cost of twenty thousand rupees in Indian market. The next model N96 is also expected to hit the markets soon.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Many believe that the browser has more features than the Safari browser used in iphones. The Safari browser was lauded initially but it had its own downside which had difficulty in downloading files and didn't support certain file types on the web. The new Opera mobile browser has the capability to display the full version of web pages rather than the compressed WAP pages. The browser allows you to zoom in and out by taping on the particular portion of the web page and lets you scroll up and down the page with the help of your fingers. It allows you to open new pages as tabs within a single browser window. The browser lets you store web pages enabling you to work off line and reduce your GPRS bills. It has an inherent downloader software and enables you to cut and paste text from web pages to text editor. Some additional features are MMS and dialing any phone number on a web page.
Despite all these features the browser is not the fastest and it is designed for touch screen devices which run on Windows Mobile 6. We would have to wait and see whether it will be available for older model phones and symbian phones. This software is not a freeware unlike Opera Mini and is still not commercially available. This little genius could well be released in a few weeks time.
Microsoft Corporation is working on a system that will eliminate the usage of the computer mouse inorder to interact with the computer. The genius believes that the way we interact any electronic system will change radically over the next couple of years. Input devices like the keyboard and mouse will no longer be necessary to control your system.
The future computers will be equipped with voice recognition systems and touch sensitive screens making it more user-friendly and time conserving. All these new systems will be embedded in the Microsoft Windows 7 software which will be released in 2010. Windows 7 users can input commands to the system by touching the screen with their fingers rather than using the mouse or the keyboard which is the predominant practice since the seventies. Microsoft is keen on moving towards the touch screen technology after the success of the technology with Apple's iphones. The number of touch screen devices is going up day by day such as in mobile phones, satellite navigators, PDAs and in remote control. Recently Microsoft has also introduced a few touch screen products and also has successfully demonstrated the "Touchable Paint" application.
Both voice recognition and touch screen technologies require precision and accuracy which are complex to develop. But the technology has grown and capable to predict and detect the correct input and neglect the accidental ones. For a person like me who types at the speed of a snail these advancements will be more than useful.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
This project took more than 3 years to complete and fifteen professionals have worked together in bringing out this wonder. This simulation tool is considered better than the 1986 model developed in US called Visible Human Body Project. The application is completely user friendly and matches the human body in all respects. The model is carefully sculpted after complete research and study from various real time surgeries, scans and text books. All the doctors who had an opportunity to work with this software are extremely delighted and have rendered their support for this creation. Infact this virtual body will be more visible and accessible from a surgeon's point of view than a cadaver. The product will be very useful in performing robotic surgeries and will assist in precisely locating the position of the particular part or organ. The positioning system is based on the principle of 'volumetric anatomy' which uses three intersecting axes to locate the organ based on mathematical calculations. Even the smallest bone in the human body called stapes could be identified and operated upon using this model.
The virtual human model will pioneer new inventions and provide a conceptual platform for students and scientists to work on. The next development would be to introduce new pathogens into the virtual body and explore the possible treatment options. This invention is without a speckle of doubt is a landmark feat in the field of medicine and good times will follow soon.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Leadership is an art and Warne has mastered it turning a bunch of talented youngsters into match winners. Today teams like the Royal Challengers and Kolkata Knight Riders are blaming the selection issues and lack of infrastructure for their lackluster show in the tournament and neither the captain nor the coach has assumed responsibility for the poor show. Shane Warne was presented with a team on which the owners didn't even spend their full money in the auction. But he accepted his team with both hands and didn't complain. Now they are leading the table. This is what a person should learn in his life of adapting yourself to any situation and come out successfully rather than blaming it on the lack of resources. Every individual should be content with his life and keep trying to achieve more.
A good leader should always be ahead of his team and Warne has been a source of inspiration not only for his team but also the millions watching his team in action. A word of caution though at this point for the Rajasthan Royals with lots of youngsters in their team, they may get tense and fail in the big matches. The seniors in the team must continue to guide the juniors for the big matches coming up. Lets wish all the best for the Royals....!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
The sad thing is nearly 35% of the 1,09,784 graduates from 272 Engineering Colleges surveyed by Nandini Voice for the deprived are not eligible to apply for placement. All these colleges surveyed are affiliated to the Anna University. Nandini Voice for the deprived is a NGO which helps the poor and the needy. Even from my own experiences I have seen HRs from various companies talk about the supply of quality engineers being less than the demand. A few companies have relaxed their rules in recent years allowing up to two arrears but you must possess good communication skills to have any chance of getting selected. I have seen students from rural areas struggle with their English language skills and eventually end up in lesser paid jobs. I think it is the responsibility of every college to train its students on communication skills. Every student must understand the need for good communication skills in an environment which requires teamwork and coordination. But above all this you have to perform well in your academics and get rid of your arrears to stay in the race.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Some of the words popular among the online people are LOL (laugh out loud), OMG (oh my god) TTYL (talk to you later) and most importantly "you" has shrunk to "u". But experts feel that its similar to the difference between how we speak in a conference and to our close buddy. Also the proportion of these fancy words used is very meagre nearly 3% of the estimated 1.5 million IM words used online. Everything is for good only and it lends flexibility and dynamic capabilities to your child for adjusting to any kind of situations. This is the first ever survey on this topic and so the results could be speculative. But atleast the parents can relax and stop worrying about their children as of now.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
GSM mobile phones operate in the 890-915 MHz band for the reverse link and 935-960 MHz for the forward link with a peak power output of 2W. The radiation fields from the mobile phones is said to penetrate only a couple of centimetres into the skin but it can influence the amount of melatonin hormone which controls sleep that is passed to the unborn via the placenta. The risks increase with the amount of mobile phone usage and radiation exposure. Much of the results have been based on surveys and study and there is vey little absolute proof on the effects of radiation. Still a lot of extensive research has to be done to explore the potential dangers of radiation. But then as they say that there is no smoke without fire I feel it is always better to prevent ourselves rather than searching for the cure after the damage has been done. All future fathers please protect your loved ones from these perils to lead a happy healthy life.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
This is that time of the year when parents go in search of the best Engineering College for their wards. I feel I can provide some assistance in your quest for a quality college for your children. Myself being an Engineering student who just passed out I hope my thoughts will be valuable to you. I have gone to several engineering colleges across the city to participate in several competitions and symposiums. So I feel I can share my experiences with you.
Let me start with the Jeppiar institutions. I think every college owned by Jeppiar has excellent infrastructure facilities. St.Joseph's College is one the best in my view and this college produces a large number of toppers in Anna Univ exams in recent years and also excels in sports. Panimalar is also a beautiful college with outstanding facilities and faculties. They say all Jeppiar Colleges are strict but you can be completely assured that your ward will get his placement before he completes his degree. The food is exemplary in all his colleges. SSN college of Engineering is undisputedly the first choice college to opt for with excellent academic performance and produces highly successful students.The next college coming to my mind is Crescent Enginerering College. This college has evolved into one of the best in the city. It has a wonderful campus and ideally situated at Vandalur. Campus Placements are very good with almost all the eligible students getting placement. Velamaal Engineering college is another strict college but the quality of education and the number of students getting placement is outstanding. Meenakshi Sundarajan Engineering college is another wonderful college located within the city at Kodambakam and all top companies visit this college. SVCE will always remain one of the top colleges in the city and has continued to excel in all departments. Sairam Engineering College has carved a niche among the top colleges and keeps on improving day by day.
Among the Deemed Universities S.R.M and Sathyabama are the best. The other colleges of S.R.M group like Valliamai and Easwari Engineering college are also good. Some of the other colleges coming to my mind are Jerusalem Engineering college, Hindustan Engineering college and AIHT. These are the best colleges in the city according to me to the best of my knowledge. Any college that has not figured in this list might also qualify for the top slot but not in my view. This article is entirely my personal opinion based on my own experiences and not meant to hurt anyone studying in other colleges. I wish you all the best..........
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
They say it takes 12 hours to Tirunelveli by road but then times have changed now thanks to the increasing traffic and poor plight of the roads. It took me 15.30 hours to reach Tirunelveli and on my way back it took 14.30 hours which is well above the estimated time. Really it was hell to sit inside the bus for so many hours in the scorching heat. In several places between Chennai and Tirunelveli the roads are being relaid and expanded and also some bridges are under construction. The Hotels on the way are worse and there is no hope of getting a quality food on the way. Its a bit of an eerie feeling when you get glued to your seat for so long with no room to strech yourself. Atlast the bus entered Tirunelveli and there was a big debate among the passengers whether to go to the new bus stand or the older one both a couple of miles apart I guess. I landed in the new bus stand and it was a beautiful one. The infrastructure was good and it had good facilities for the passengers. During my return back home I had to face the same old problems but it was slightly comforting because I selected an air conditioned bus to travel. My horrible journey came to end.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
No Doctor in this world is ashamed of the fact that they still haven't found a cure for Common Cold and Flu. Know why? They are viral diseases and the Doctor gives you the illusion that you feel better by prescribing antipyretics,analgesics and antibiotics. Antipyretics bring down your body temperature, the analgesic is a pain reliever and the antibiotic prevents you from infections. After a specific period of time the virus activity recedes from your body naturally and the Doctors take credit for a natural phenomenon.
If this is the case for cough and flu imagine Asthma which is much more complex to analyze and find a cure. Allergies are triggered when dust particles come in contact with your respiratory system which results in Histamine secretion and this aggravates in to respiratory infections,rhinitis,bronchitis,sinsitis and much more sufferings. Most of the persons with allergy and asthma suffer from wheezing and asthma attacks. Even though in modern times Inhalers can assist in reducing the magnitude of the attack the solution to finding a perfect cure seems impossible. Allergy shots or immunotherapy still doesn't present a concrete evidence of a cure for Asthma or Allergy.
Today everyone is proud about about laparoscopy,heart transplants,laser surgeries,etc which are more physical in the sense that everything you operate upon is visible to you but very few are prepared to take up challenges in areas like cancer,asthma,diabetes and much more diseases which require imaginative ability,vision,lateral thinking and iterative processing to come up with creative ideas to find a long term cure for these diseases. The medical researchers easily escape by citing reasons such as lack of human testing platform and other difficulties to test their ideas. On the other side just take a look at how the Electrical Engineering domain has grown over the years even providing assistance to Doctors and an electrical engineer has not even seen the current or voltage with his physical eyes. Everything is imaginary but the growth is exceptional. I think the medical domain needs some serious rethinking to be done in the way they approach a disease. But its easier said than done. At the moment we have to be content with the illusions provided by our so called Doctors.
Friday, April 25, 2008
A majority of the employees suffer from Vitamin D deficiencies due to lack of exposure to sunlight. They remain hooked to their desktops remaining stationary for longer periods developing vision problems and muscular disorders. In modern times food habits have changed a lot and several diseases like obesity, blood pressure, ulcer, diabetes etc can be attributed to the faulty diet practices of the people. These diseases apart from reducing your life span makes you live a turbulent life. The people's earnings will be vastly affected by chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and respiratory diseases which are long term life long diseases.
Reports suggest that India will incur a loss of $237 billion by 2015 because of these lifestyle diseases. The quality of labour and their efficiency will drop considerably as a result of these diseases. The number of people affected by these diseases increases day by day dangerously but these diseases can be prevented or controlled by proper planning and following simple hygiene routines. Sometimes the urge to earn more and the passion for our work may make us blind to our degree of vulnerability to these diseases. Its high time that we wake up to this new challenge and redeem ourselves by following a healthy lifestyle and taking in nutritious diet.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Actually these things happen on roads but the point I'm trying to say is not just about the dangerous elements strewn on the roads but also about poor maintenance of the roads. Its always a roller coaster ride to drive on Madipakkam roads and the terrain of the land is such that at some places you have to ride up and down the road. Last year my friend had an accident riding his bicycle down a ditch that took him completely by surprise. He had a broken jaw and fractured his hand. Madipakkam is one of the worst affected areas during rainy days with water entering almost every house bringing along with it snakes, frogs and other little creatures. The roads get washed away by the rains and only traces remain. Madipakkam deserves better roadways for safe travelling and better riding experience. Madipakkam is a beautiful place with wonderful people. It is ideally situated and every important place in the city can be reached quickly from here. I guess the railways are also working to extend train facilities to Madipakkam. Things are looking up for Madipakkam and now its up to th residents there to unify and fight for their rights to develop the infrastructure in Madipakkam.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Today I had TCS medical checkup at Lifeline Multi Speciality Hospital in Perungudi,Chennai. I attended my interview on July 3,2007 and today I completed my medical checkup and awaiting my results.
It all started in the morning and we were asked to assemble in the Hospital by 7.30AM with an empty stomach and a full bladder.The first step is to fill out a form that will be provided to you in exchange for the xerox copy of the front page of your offer letter.Blood samples were taken from our body in the lab and you will be asked to wait for the Ultrasound Scan.Once the scan was taken you can head to the toilet for your Urine sample.Then an X-ray was taken and a master health check up was done.After this an ECG was taken and we headed to Madipakkam for our dental and eye checkup.That is it the medical checkup is over...
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Looking from the student’s perspective the project is simply a bizarre experience. I have seen intellectual students struggle to finish their project due to lack of experience. Doing projects on their own they spend a lot of time and money in deciding the apt components and also testing them. Few people are blessed with good guides for their projects. Spare a thought for the not so studious guys. How do you expect a person who has arrears and is not so brilliant in understanding the concepts to do a project on his own? He naturally runs to a project center.
This is a precarious situation and should be dealt with carefully. Project centers shouldn’t be allowed to flourish. Rather the Government can take the initiative to allow the students to carry out their project work in Government entities. A suitable fee can also be collected which could be utilized in the interest of the Nation. Electrical engineers can be allowed to do the wiring process in an electric train, Mechanical engineers can be utilized in automobile units and so on. But this requires supervision and training. Its hard to implement these but never impossible. The meritorious students can be put in research labs and asked to come up with solutions. Its easier said than done but there has to be some action taken at some point of time to stop the unfair business done by the project centers. I hope someone understands what I’m trying to say…
Monday, April 14, 2008
The people are innocent and not bothered at all. They hear whatever comes their way and just don't care. But they have to understand that this is nothing more than cheap market tactics. Every good song is a symbol depicting the hard work of a composer which deserves respect and an untouched place in history. You just can't take it away and remodel it just like an old car. Music has life and it is for eternity. Its high time the composers understand the feelings of true music lovers and stop deceiving the vulnerable with their dirty tricks.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
The Fiat SpA Company owns 85% of the Ferrari company and is currently involved in a joint venture with Tata Motors Ltd in India.India is the new star attraction for foreign investors and Ferrari don't want to miss out either.In a country where it is already well known thanks to the heroics of Schumacher and the viewership of Formula One racing here, promoting their products will never be a big agenda.But the challenge will lie in delivering their cars at compatible price levels which may not go well with the makers.Ferrari are presently doing a promotional tour in India called The Magic India Discovery Drive covering major cities.It is a fact that Ferrari will not be affordable for a large section of the Indian population.But just can't wait to see the scarlet sedans sizzle on Indian roads....