Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year - 8 Way To Achieve Success In 2008

Let this year 2008 bring your Year for Success!!!

I don’t believe in resolutions. The idea that a trick of the calendar should be the driving force for real change in my life seems silly. And yet, there’s no denying that a year is a good block of time to think with — long enough to carry out big projects and short enough to keep the end-goal in sight. Plus, a year is a good block of time to look at to get a “big picture” view of your life — what you’re doing wrong, what you’re doing right, what you’d like to change.

So while I won’t be sitting down to make a list of resolutions this January 1, I will spend some time over the next couple weeks thinking about what I want to achieve in the next year: new projects I want to start, old ones I want to wrap up, personal faults I want to conquer, and personal strengths I want to build on.

However you define it, we’re all working towards some sort of success. Whether that’s achieving wealth, happiness, fame, greater family togetherness, a stronger commitment to one’s faith or one’s vocation, or whatever else, we all want to succeed at everything we set out to do. Here’s 8 tips to help make that happen in the coming year:

  1. Set SMART goals. Don’t just make goals, make SMART goals. The idea of SMART goals is credited to George Doran, and stands for:
    • Specific: Goals should be as particular as possible. So, for example, not “lose weight” or “make more money” but “lose 10 pounds” or “increase my salary by $10,000 a year”.
    • Measurable: It should be possible to keep track of your progress. You can track weight loss on a chart, or check your salary to know if you’re moving towards your new salary goal, but you can’t measure progress towards, say, “be happier”.
    • Achievable: Unfulfilled goals make us feel terrible about ourselves, so make realistic goals. So “lose 10 pounds” is better than “lose 150 pounds”; if you’ve never run before, “run a 5k” is more achievable than “do an Iron Man triathlon”
    • Relevant: Is this a goal that a) will have an impact on your life, and b) that you are prepared to pursue? If not, maybe your goals should be to attain the skills and resources you need to tackle the bigger, more distant goal.
    • Time-bound: Give yourself a clearly defined end date to achieve your goals by. This gives you a sense of urgency, and also helps keep you focused — you want to lose 10 pounds by June, not at some point in the course of your life, right?
  2. How are you going to achieve success this year without a plan?

  3. Make a plan. How are you going to achieve success this year without a plan? Planning is the big “gotcha” for lots of people — we might have a big general plan, but when it comes time to sit down and actually do something, we have no idea what to do. Write a plan for achieving your goals in specific, discrete, and doable actions, one after the other. If some steps are contingent on actions or conditions you don’t know right now, sketch them out as well as you can. Make a contingency plan, too, in case things don’t go as you thought they would.
  4. Commit to a due date. Go through your list of projects and assign each one a due date. Do the same for any vague “I’d like to do this” things you have floating around in your head. I use a formula that goes “By March 31st, I will have [insert goal here]” and list everything I want to have finished by then, with matching lists for June 30, September 30, and December 31. Maybe quarters don’t work for you; if not, pick another way to do this, but do it.
  5. Make it public. Share your goals and commitments with other people — your partner, your parents, your friends and co-workers, audience, anyone — to make the commitment more real. If you’ve told everyone you’re going to finish your novel by June 30, then you’ll have a powerful incentive to get it done. And they’ll help, too, if by nothing else than nagging you about it.
  6. Find a support group. A group of like-minded people with similar goals can be a great motivation. Not only will they understand what’s holding you back, they may have tips that can help you overcome your blocks. And if not, chances are they’re struggling with the same things you are, and you can work through them together with the knowledge that it’s not because there’s something wrong with you.
  7. Accept failure graciously — and move on. There’s a chance with any undertaking that you’ll fail. Accept that, and do it anyway. If you do fail, examine the reasons why, and move on. The only real failure is the failure to learn from your mistakes.
  8. Change yourself, not the things around you. Too many people fall into the trap of believing that they can buy their way to happiness — a new product will make them super-organized, a new car will make them feel better about themselves, etc. Change your attitude, not your things– if you’re unorganized, figure out why you have a hard time putting things into a memorable system and change that; if you don’t feel good about yourself, look at your life and what’s not going well, rather than seeking out a remedy that has nothing to do with what’s making you unhappy.
  9. Silence you inner critic. There’s a difference between knowing yourself and undermining yourself. Learn to ignore the nagging voice in your head that says you’re not good enough, smart enough, or good-looking enough to succeed. Set goals, make plans, and move forward in spite of that voice, and soon enough it will start losing its power over you. It might not ever go away, but you don’t have to let it run your life.

Too many of us go through life without reaching success not because there’s something wrong with us but because we’ve failed to define what success even means to us. Instead, we sleepwalk through our days, doing the things that we’ve learned we’re supposed to do, and wondering why none of it feels quite right. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering whether you’re going to have to keep doing the things you do today for the rest of your life, it’s time to sit down and figure out what you’d rather be doing and how to start doing them.

And this year is as good as any to do that. Good luck, and Happy New Year!

Source: dwas.org
About Author: Dustin M. Wax is a contributing editor and project manager at lifehack.org. He is also an anthropology and women's studies professor in Las Vegas, NV where he lives with his partner and three children. His personal site can be found at dwax.org.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Tum Chalo - Lead India - India Poised


Tum Chalo - India will follow!

Lead India - http://lead.timesofindia.com/
An initiative from "The Times Of India" (TOI) on August 15 - 2007, they embarked on an ambitious journey — a unique talent search which has the potential to make a huge difference to India. We began a hunt to identify new leaders...
http://lead.timesofindia.com/live.asp

Links:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Lead_India_Potential_leaders/articleshow/2413569.cms
http://sujaiblog.blogspot.com/2007/09/toi-lead-india-campaign.html
http://in.mobile.indiatimes.com/mobile/leadindia/index.html

Thanks & Courtesy:
The Times Of India
Sujai K

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Bengalooru Habba 2007 (Nov 30-Dec 09, 2007) - Entry Free

Bengalooru Habba 2007

In Kannada 'Habba' means 'Festival', 5th year event - Bangalore Habba will be celebrated November 30 to December 9, 2007. Over 2750 artistes from Karnataka and 250 artistes from across India participate in Bangalore Habba. Habba will spread the festival across towns in Karnataka such as Dharwad, Chikamangaluru, Mangalore, Tumkur and Mandya to create awareness about different performing arts and share euphoric experience of the Habba with people living outside Bangalore.

Golf & Swimming are new this time.

Official Website: http://www.bengalooruhabba.com/home.html (click here for programme details)
Bangalore Habba 2007 - Master Calendar (Entry Free)
  • Kala Madhyam Crafts & Performing Arts Media
  • English Theatre
  • Swim Meet
  • Kannada Theatre & Regional Music
  • Golf Tournament
  • Cultural Events at Gopalan Mall
  • Habba Visual Arts Square
  • Musical Evenings
  • Hindustani Classical Music
  • Jazz Music Festival
  • Classical Dance and Music
  • Rock Festival
  • Carnatic Classical Music
  • Mega Events and Food Court
  • Suvarna Vaibhava
Other useful links:

http://www.bangalorebest.com/Archives/Bangalore%20habba.asp

Notes: Entry Free for all the Events. Passes available at venues 4:30pm onwards. Passes available at Cafe Coffee Day * selected Airtel outlets.

Enjoy and have fun this 'Bengalooru Habba 2007'

Freelancer - Independent Flexible Career

Freelance - A writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them. Work independently and on temporary contracts rather than for a long-term employer.

Freelancers: Travelers, writers, photographers, designers, dancers, model coordinators, artists of all sorts, musicians, voice over artists, are just some of the freelancers already working the various industries. The difference between a freelancer and an organisation is that the freelancer is a one-man or woman business and production team. Many individuals take up freelance for the extra money whereas there are those who depend solely on their freelance earnings. A good way to start is by trying some freelance in your free time or time outside work.
The ups and downs in Freelancing (Source Rediff)

Top 10 tips for a successful freelancing career (for programmers)

Note: Be good and honest at negotiation and setting expectations and prompt at deliveries. Success will be next to you :-)

Useful Links:

Wikipedia - Freelancer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freelancer
Get a Freelancer: http://www.getafreelancer.com/
Elance: http://www.elance.com/
Guru: http://www.guru.com/
Rent-A-Coder: http://rentacoder.com/
Freelance India: http://www.freelanceindia.com/
Get 1 Freelancer: http://www.get1freelancer.com/
PHP Freelancers: http://www.php-freelancers.com/
Freelancer India: http://freelancerindia.com/
Freelance Resources: http://www.freelancejobresource.com/
Job for Freelancer: http://signajob.com/how_to_start_a_freelance+career.html
Go Freelance: http://www.gofreelance.com/

Disclaimer: this article is to provide relevant info on the topic, please do check before you signing in.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

World AIDS Day - Pledge for Action


Pledge this World Aids Day for creating awareness on AIDS by educating people, wearing a red ribbon, getting tested for HIV/AIDS, talking with friends about issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, watching Pericles Documentaries, etc.

Break the silence, get everyone talking about HIV on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2007. World AIDS Day is observed each year to increase public awareness about the disease and also educate people about ways to keep them protected from it.

According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.2 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2007 some 2.5 million people became newly infected with the virus. Around half of all people who become infected with HIV do so before they are 25 and are killed by AIDS before they are 35.

Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is not just about raising money, but also about increasing awareness.

Around 95% of people with HIV/AIDS live in developing nations. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continents around the world. 12 % of the south African population is affected by AIDS.

Please spread the word and increase AIDS awareness.

Issued on public interest! - Anent Prakash

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Road * Traffic * Signals * Safety

"See what you can do right rather than pointing out others mistakes"

Useful Links on Roads, Driving...
Govt & Organizations
Glossary of Driving Terminology

YouTube Videos: Traffic & Road Safety by Mr. Adhiraj

Have a safe drive - someone is awaiting for you at home!

Drive Better - Live Better

All,

I wish to write an article on driving in India, there are many of us think alike and Mr Adhiraj has come up with an initiative on driving in India.

I have got to know about a blog on Driving in India in a better and safe way.
http://driving-india.blogspot.com/

Video 1: Covers the concept of Blind spots
Video 2: Introduces the principle of Mirrors, Signal and Manoeuvre
Video 3: At red lights, stop behind the stop line
Video 4: At red lights there are no free left turns
Video 5: The Zebra belongs to pedestrians
Video 6: Tyres and Tarmac (rather than bumper to bumper)
Video 7: Merging with the Main road
Video 8: Leaving The Main Road
Video 9: Never Cut Corners

Video 10: Show Courtesy on roads
Video 11: 5 Rules that help deal with Roundabouts
Video 12: Speed limits, stopping distances, tailgating & 2 seconds rule
Video 13: Lane discipline and overtaking
Video 14: Low beam or high beam?
Video 15: Parallel (reverse) parking made easy
Video 16: Give the cyclist the respect of a car
Video 17: Dealing with in-car condensation
and many more... <click here>

Courtesy & Thanks for this initiative: Dr Adhiraj Joglekar

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Save Power & Conserve Power

Save Power ~ Conserve Power

Following is a list of myths about energy and energy savings. Sometimes the basic premise is correct, but the energy savings are much smaller than people realize. In other cases the myth is based on factors that were once true but have been subsequently resolved through better design or manufacturing of products.

Buying an efficient air conditioner or furnace will automatically reduce my energy bill.
This is true to some extent, but you won't realize all the possible savings if the equipment is not sized or installed properly. Studies have shown that typical air conditioner and duct systems are improperly installed, wasting 1/3 or more of the energy used by the air conditioner. New and replacement equipment (and ducts) need to be properly designed and installed to realize all the possible savings. The same caveats about proper installation hold true for insulation, windows and many other energy-efficiency upgrades.
Energy efficiency and energy conservation are one and the same thing.
Well-intentioned information campaigns during oil crises of the 1970s created a lot of confusion about how to save energy and even about how to talk about saving energy. Energy efficiency means getting a job done with less energy. This could be lighting a room, cooling a house, or refrigerating some vegetables. The things made possible by using energy are sometimes called "energy services," e.g. illumination, comfort, or food preservation. Energy conservation, on the other hand, means reducig the level of services, e.g. reducing lighting or comfort or turning up the temperature of your fridge. Reducing service levels (conservation) does not necessarily mean sacrafice, however. For example, many spaces are overlit by current-day standards, water heater temperature are set too high, etc. Consumers have the option of improving energy efficiency (e.g. by purchasing better appliances) and/or reducing service levels, but lowering the quality of life is not a prerequisite for reducing energy demand.
Duct tape is good for sealing ducts.
Unfortunately, laboratory research has concluded that duct tape has very low durability when used to seal ducts. On new installations, tape may fall off due to poor surface preparation, because ducts are installed in dirty and dusty locations and conditions. On older systems, the tape falls off as it ages and the adhesive dries out and tends to wrinkle.
When my appliance is turned off, it's off.
In fact, we've found that most devices continue to consume power when they're switched off, sometimes as much power as when they're on!
Cleaning refrigerator coils saves energy.
While this seems intuitively logical, and very small savings may indeed arise, the few efforts to actually measure this effect have typically come up empty-handed. This is a classic example of a widely held belief based on assumptions rather than measurements.
Dimming my incandescent lights by 50% will cut my lighting bill in half.
Actually, the relationship is not linear and savings will be less than expected. As the voltage drops, the filament cools, the wavelength spectrum of the light output shifts further intothe infra-red, and efficacy thus suffers. Interestingly, fluorescent dimming is more linear and the savings for dimming are proportionately higher.
Turning up (down) the thermostat will make your home get warm (cool) faster.
It's tempting to think of a thermostat like a water tap, i.e. the wider you open it the more water (heat/coolth) will come out. In reality, it works more like a light switch in that if it's "on" the same amount of light (heat/coolth) will come out.
Installing foam gaskets in electrical outlets will significantly reduce air leakage.
Measurements have shown that less than 1% of a home's air leakage is due to outlets.
Leaving lights, computers, and other appliances on uses less energy than turning them off and makes them last longer.
The small surge of power created when some devices are turned on is vastly smaller than the energy used by running the device when it's not needed. While it used to be the case that cycling appliances and lighting on and off drastically reduced their useful lifetimes, these problems have been largely overcome through better design.
Energy efficiency increases the first cost of houses.
While efficient products may initially cost more, in some cases there may be little or no first cost. Most efficient products are also premium products (in terms of features, warranty, etc.), so it's difficult to say what you are paying for the efficiency. Market data have shown, for example, that there is little or no correlation between refrigerator efficiency and purchase price. In some instances, efficiency can even reduce first cost as in the case where smaller ("downsized") heating and cooling systems can be installed if they're highly efficient. Smaller units with high efficiency generate as much heating or cooling benefit as large, inefficient ones.
Insulating the ceiling will just cause more heat to leak out of the windows.
Adding insulation to one part of a home won't increase the "pressure" on heat losses through other parts. However, it is certainly true that poorly insulated areas will be the major loser of heat and they often merit attention before improving already well-insulated parts of the home.
Switching to electric room heaters will reduce your energy bill.
This is true only under some circumstances. If you have central electric heating, the using room heaters will most likely save you money. But, if you have central gas heating (which is far cheaper per unit of useful heat) you can easily match or even exceed your heating bill by switching to electrical units.
Fluorescent lighting is unhealthy.
Fluorescent lighting has changed dramatically in the last few years. Today's fluorescents have greatly improved color quality. And the annoying flicker and hum have been eliminated from fluorscents that use electronic ballasts. Because they require less electricity, fluorescents generate less power plant pollution, emissions which have many known health effects. Fluorescent lights also contain small amounts of mercury and should be disposed of properly. However, additional mercury releases are avoided thanks to reduced use of mercury-containing fossil fuels used to generate electricity. If it's been a while since you tried fluorescent lights, you might give them another chance.
Halogen lighting is super-efficient.
It's true that halogen lights use slightly less energy than standard incandescent bulbs, but halogens require transformers that can use extra energy, even when the light is off. They are also a fire hazard. By comparison, compact flourescent lights are nearly three-times as efficient and don't pose a fire hazard. Many new models are dimmable, like halogens. See http://www.lightsite.net.
Electric heating is more efficient than fuel-based heating.
It's true that all, or almost all, of the electricity that goes into an electric heater is transformed to useful heat in your home. However, making electricity is an inefficient process, with as much as two-thirds of the input energy (coal, natural gas, etc.) being lost in the process. This is why electricity is so much more expensive for the consumer than direct fuels.
source: http://hes.lbl.gov/hes/myths.html

Little Greenbook - http://www.morganstanley.com/about/community/littlegreenebook/



Tip: Save Power - Set your monitor with 'BLACK' background screen and this will SAVE 20-30% of power - Minimise all Windows when not in use. Switch of the Monitor when not in use. When Monitor not in use (saves > 50% power - you work for 8 hours in office - remaining 16 hrs (2/3rd of a day's time) - Monitor consumes power, if it is ON. (even if it is not in use).

Find more here


Useful Links:

* Save Power
* IIT Bombay - Save Power
* BESCOM - Safety - Save Power
* Energy Conservation
* Energy Quest
* Search Engine - Blackle
* Alliance to Save Energy

Feel free to share your comments :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

PILOT as an Interesting Career

I was collecting Career on Pilot details, luckily Rediff has got a collection of links on Pilot as profession. Thank God! Thanks to Rediff & Richa Pant :)

Hope this information will help in getting into Pilot as a Career

Source: Rediff GetAhead
Author: Richa Pant


Part I: Want to be a pilot? The sky's the limit
http://in.rediff.com/getahead/2007/jan/25sld1.htm

Part II: The highs and lows of being a pilot
http://in.rediff.com/getahead/2007/jan/29pilot.htm

Part III: How to train to be a pilot
http://in.rediff.com/getahead/2007/jan/30pilot.htm

Part IV: Pilot's training too expensive? Here's help
http://in.rediff.com/getahead/2007/jan/31pilot.htm

Part V: Why I like being a pilot
http://www.rediff.com/getahead/2007/feb/02pilot.htm

Visit
DGCA: http://dgca.nic.in/

Thursday, November 01, 2007

10 effective ways to stay motivated

10 effective ways to stay motivated
by Shruti Sharma (Software Engineer)

1.
Be confident. If you don't believe in yourself, why would anyone else? We all have something we are good at. Have faith in yourself and try to work on your niche skills. Drive the fear of failure far away from you. Remember, what doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger!

2. Be clear. Fuzzy, undefined goals are difficult to focus on. How will you proceed when the path seems all foggy? Request your manager for defined, measurable objectives and tasks.

If your manager is not very forthcoming, take some initiative and work with him until you have clarity about your role and what you will be appraised on, at the end of the year. Self-motivated people work best with clearly defined objectives in life. Even if the targets seem a little hazy, house-bred motivation can come in real handy!

3. Work on yourself. Nothing works better as a power shot of motivation than the knowledge that you are good at what you do! Be on top of things at work. Identify your weak areas and get them out of the way. Enroll in courses that will raise your market value and also your motivation levels. Getting a few certifications and qualifications in your functional skills will definitely instill a great deal of confidence.

4. Take criticism positively. Even though the other person has no such intentions, turn all negative criticism into a positive driving force. Failure is a state a mind. If you think you can succeed, you will. Always think positive. That way, instead of brooding over past disappointments, you will route your frustration into positive energy required for working harder. It works like magic.

"My boss was always running me down. Even when I did a good job, he never praised me. Initially I used to feel terrible and slowly started to look for excuses to avoid official meetings when he would once again find reasons to discourage me. I contemplated resigning and finding a new job where I did not have to prove myself over and over again," recounts Mohit Sethi*. "But then, there were no guarantees that my next boss would be better to work with. So, I took it up as a challenge. I started reporting to work early and always finished my tasks before time. My team members started to respect me more because I helped them when my work was done. Gradually, my boss took a back step when he realised that I was now a highly productive member of the team. If I had not been self motivated to prove a point, thoughts of having failed and run away would have chased me forever."

5. Look out for challenges. If the current job demotivates you, not to worry. Be open to try out new things if your present role has become too boring to continue even a day more. Talk to your seniors to redefine your role to optimise your capabilities. Establish your reputation as somebody who is not scared to take on new challenges in life.

6. Be persistent. Most things may not work out right the first time. This just means that you need to try harder. However, ensure that you set your heart on goals that are really important to you and will help you progress in life. Save your efforts for things that matter. Do not waste your energies on peripheral things.

7. Keep the company of successful people. Try to surround yourself with confident people who are driven and high on life. Read books that fill you with optimism. Put up motivating posters and quotes on your workstation that will spread positive energy and drive away any depressing thoughts. Look around for successful people and try to emulate them. Find out what makes them tick and include that in your working style.

8. Celebrate life. If something doesn't shape up like you thought it would, it does not mean everything else is doomed as well. Do not feel stressed; high stress leads to low motivation. Take active interest in things happening around you. Live your life well. Continue to have faith in yourself and get involved in things that give you happiness. That itself will generate enough motivation for you to glide over waves of setbacks.

9. Start today. List all that is important for you to achieve your goals. Divide long-term goals into smaller milestones and celebrate each accomplished goal. Procrastination is a killer so keep it at bay.

10. Keep dreaming. Lastly, do not forget to keep dreaming. Dream big! Let your dreams fuel your desire to get closer to your goals. Write your dreams for yourself in a diary or a journal and constantly refer to them so that you do not forget or lose sight of the objective.

Remember, "Motivation is all about how high you can bounce when you hit absolute rock bottom."

URL: http://www.rediff.com/getahead/2007/oct/11motivate.htm
Source: Rediff

Monday, October 29, 2007

Don't charge your Mobile whole Night and keep it nearby!!!!

CAUTION: Don't charge your Mobile whole Night and keep it nearby!!!

Charge your mobile phones for 2 hours (max) or as per instructed in the User Manual of the cell phone.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Chak De ~ India :)

Chak De ~ India :-)

India WON the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup Cricket with a THRILLING five-run victory over Pakistan in the Final in Johannesburg on Monday. (Twenty20 WorldCup website: http://www.thetwenty20cup.co.uk/)

Indian team scored 157 for five (Scorecard: Indian Innings - Courtesy: Rediff)
Pakistan for 152 with 3 balls to spare. (Scorecard: Pak Innings - Courtesy: Rediff)

Note: India's first won the World Cup in 1983.


Coming up:
Ind vs Aus - Australia in India, Sep-Oct 2007
Pak ~ Ind - Pakistan in India, Nov-Dec 2007
Ind ~ Aus - India in Australia, Dec 2007-Feb 2008

Friday, September 14, 2007

Law as a Profession

Law as a Profession

Lawyers are held in high esteem in every society. Besides being lucrative, it is an adventurous and exciting career.
There is wide scope in Law/Legal Profession. There is a growing demand for Law Professionals everywhere due to the changing economic and social scenario all over the world.
Career options:
After obtaining the necessary degree (LLB/LLM), and registering with the local State Bar council to be able to practice the law graduates can choose to work for Private practice (civil/criminal) or any jobs.
Depending on the interest, one can choose from the following list of areas of practice
  • Company cases
  • Labor disputes
  • Family cases
  • Tax cases
  • Appeals and writs in High Courts and Supreme Court
  • Consumer matters
  • Insurance matters
  • Rent matters
  • Providing opinions in Bank matters
  • Consultations for civil and criminal cases
Apart from regular Courts, there are many special Forums, Tribunals and Commissions formed for the special purpose of speedy disposal of specific type of cases. It is a bit difficult in the beginning to establish one’s self in practice.
After certain years of practice, he/she may apply for the post of Public Prosecutor/ Government Pleader or go for Judicial Service (Judges/Magistrates).
All government, banks and other financial institutions/ private institutions employ legal personnel to take care of their organization related litigations.
Present Trend and Need

The current trend that is the era of globalization, liberalization and privatization, all contracts, agreements and other terms and conditions between the parties are legally documented. Hence, all organizations would require Legal Firms/Advocates for documentations (drafting/vetting) and other related works. Lawyers/Advocates play an important role in organizations that opt for Arbitration and Conciliation proceedings for speedy settlement of disputes.

Many Legal Firms deal with the Registration of Trade mark, copyright and patenting new products. The litigation in the regime of Intellectual Property Rights experiences an increasing rate both at national and international level.
Like BPO's, there are LPO's (Legal Process Outsourcing) which recruit law graduates. (http://www.rainmaker.co.in/rainbow/- a centre for LPO training- you can look for the details of LPO)
Various branches of law
Following list presents the various branches of law from which the aspirers can make a choice
  • Civil law
  • Criminal law
  • Company/ Corporate law
  • Taxation laws like income tax law and Excise law
  • Labour law
  • International law
  • Family law
  • Constitutional law
  • Administration law
  • Trade mark, copyright and IP rights or patent laws
Law colleges and universities spread across the country
  • National Law School of India University (NLSUI), Bangalore
  • NALSAR University of Law , Hyderabad
  • Government Law College, Mumbai
  • Symbiosis College, Pune
  • Faculty of Law - University of Delhi
  • Faculty of Law - Aligarh Muslim University
  • National Law University , Jodhpur
  • Faculty of Law University of Calcutta
  • Gujarat National Law University
  • Symbiosis Society's Law College (SSLC), Pune
  • National law Institute (NLIU), Bhopal
  • QLTT (Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test)
  • LLB, DIPL
  • National Admission Test (NAT) – NUJS
  • Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
  • Amity Law School
  • NLS Pune
  • The Tamilnadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University, Chennai
Educational programs
  • Bachelor’s degree – LLB
  • Diploma Courses in specialized streams like Administrative law, Labour Laws, International Laws, Tax Laws and Company laws etc.
  • Master’s Degree – LLM
  • Research Programs, etc.
Eligibility
The minimum qualification to pursue a degree in law (LLB) within
Republic of
India is 10+2 or an equivalent examination. The duration of the program is 5 years. In 3-year duration program, the minimum qualification is any degree of duration of 3 year or above.

P.G. or the LLM Programmes in law are of 2 years duration & eligibility is a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.

Personal attributes

To pursue a successful profession as a lawyer one should have the following qualities
  • Quick assimilation and analyze of facts
  • Flair to identifying/ distinguish the irrelevant in a given situation
  • Excellent command over written and spoken language
  • Ability to present matter in a clear and precise manner
  • Logical reasoning
  • Power to argue and concentration
  • Self confidence
  • Patience
  • Good memory to relate and quote past cases
  • Capacity and courage to deal with blank threats from opposition party
  • Up-to-date information on all changes occurring in law and governance
Success in law as a profession is not based merely on marks one obtains in the exam.

Admission
Admissions to Law courses are done on basis of entrance tests, which are generally objective type in nature. The questions invariably cover areas like Reasoning, General Awareness, Numerical Aptitude, Legal Aptitude and Preliminary Political Science.



Law related teaching is not merely restricted to the basic classroom methods alone. It also includes case studies, attending advocate/lawyer’s office, mock court etc. as part of the curriculum, to make the study interesting and more practical.



Relevant Links
Educational links
Source: Indian Govt Legal/Law websites, Internet.
Courtesy: Thanks for the 'law as a career' - useful inputs from my friends in this field.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

60th Independence Day - India 2020


Implement Kalam’s vision of upgrading India from Developing Status to Developed Status by 2020.





Youth community should step forward on achieving this mission by the year 2020.


As we are celebrating our 60th Independence on August 15th 2007, we should cooperate, work hard and with determination.

Jai Hind!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Air Hostess (Cabin Crew / In-flight Services)

Air Hostess (Cabin Crew / In-flight Services)

Air Hostess (for Male & Female)

A job that demands attention, responsibility, a pleasing personality complementing with glamour and excitement is what being an air hostess is all about.

An epitome of beauty, she is full of grace, radiates warmth and keeps you comfortable in every way.

Note: By 2011, India requires 1100 flights (NDTV report says) which is double than current supply. Similar demand on Pilot, Co-Pilot, Air hostess, Cabin Crew requirements will be more.

Roles/Title (Cabin crew or In-flight Services)
  • Deputy Chief Hostess
  • Senior Check Hostess
  • Check Hostess for practical in-flight training.
Eligibility: (Air Hostess Training (Cabin Crew & In-Flight Services))
  • Education: Minimum +2/XII pass/Graduate/Diploma in Hotel or Tourism
  • Age Limit: between 18 and 25 years (with proportionate height & weight)
  • Height: Female:5'-2" | Male: 5'-7"
  • Clear eyesight & clear skin
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Knowing a foreign language other than English is a PLUS.
Training
Note: There are some institutes which are not good for such trainings. I haven't listed them here. If any of you know about such institutes or academy, please add your comment to this article.

Airlines to work with:
  • INDIAN AIRLINES (Indian)
  • AIR INDIA
  • JET AIRWAYS
  • SAHARA INDIA AIRLINES (Merging with Jet Airways)
  • AIR DECCAN
  • SPICEJET
  • KING FISHER
  • PARAMOUNT
  • GO AIR
  • INDIGO
  • more to come...
and ofcourse International Airlines
(Courtesy: Info gathered from many Internet sources and friends. Thanks to all)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Sawasdee ~ Thailand

A trip to Bangkok, Thailand (official name - Siam)

Sawasdee (Namaste), greetings by Thai people.

Thailand a good place to travel, business and have fun. They speak Thai (means 'Freedom') language. Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and this is the most happening place too.


Countries around Thailand are Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Combodia


In Thai, 'Khob Khun Krab' means "Thank you very much"

What is special about Thailand:
- Tuk Tuk (type of Auto in Thailand) - good for short trip a
- Tourist spot and fun place to visit and go around.
- Well known for massage parlours, shopping,
- Shopping @ Malls, Night Bazaar/Market

Places to see...

New Suvarnabhumi Airport

Other cities:
Pattaya, Chiang mai and many more...

Links:
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangkok

Friday, August 03, 2007

Friendship Week - Forever

Happy Friendship Week


Friends
who plants
kindness

gather Love :)


*** A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart. *** A FRIEND is a 'gift' our heart treasures.

A FRIEND is someone who understands us and shares our feelings.

Let's celebrate our Friendship!






If friends were flowers I would not pick you! I'll let you grow in the garden & cultivate you with love and care so I can keep you as a friend 4ever!!

When i'm walking in front of u,I'm protecting u. When i'm beside u i'm there for u, when i'm behind u, I'm watching over u. When i'm alone,I'm thinking of u.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Mahiya famous ~ Annie - Pakistani Singer

Mahiya... by Annie
(It's rocking...)


Mahia album (courtesy: pak music)


Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgknPvRSURA (04:45)

Her stage performance on Mahiya song... (10:11)

she has sung quite a number of songs...
Mahiya & Mahiya (Remix)
- Awarapan hindi movie


Tawetri, Princess, Deewani, Nachna, Chori Chori Koka, Asa Jaan Ke Meet Lai, Aankhon Se Chori

More videos/links:
Stage performance - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_HTP3i594o
Annie - Live at NewYork - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFIq6hTg3Qg
Annie - Pop princess of Pakistan - http://www.indusmusic.tv/mainnews.php?show_id=15

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Happy Girlfriend's Day!!!!! - August 1

Hey, came to know that it's girlfriend's day today - 1st August

there are precious stuffs in this world but there is a PRICELESS friend who is near to you :)

  • A friend is a friend who can't be compared with,
    • who talks to you, listen to you, play with you, share with you...,
    • pat you in the back when you do good
      • sometimes you need a shoulder to cry when you are sad
      • warn you when you go wrong
      • who understands you well
    • is better than a therapist/doctor [free of cost ;-)] , when you are down
    • better minds think alike especially with a girlfriend!
  • many more...
Guys, don't just wait and wish your girlfriend this day :)

Job Interviews... How to???

*** Difficult interview questions *** (Disha Pinge)

Q. Tell us about yourself
Q. What are your weaknesses? Or what would you like to change about yourself?
Q. What are your strengths?
more with answers...

*** Test your presence of mind ***

Q. What part of your body would you hide if you were on the street completely naked?
A.
My face, obviously, so no one would know it's me.
Q. What is the colour of the wall behind you?
A:
The same as the colour of the wall in front of me. Never turn back and answer this! There is a possibility that the colour might be different but most rooms are painted the same colour. Looking at the interiors of the room you can gauge whether it has a feature (differently coloured) wall or not.
Q. Suppose you have a brother. You go home and open the door and there he is totally naked in front of you. What would u do?
A: I'd pick him up and go put his nappies on him. No one told you your brother's age!
more with answers...

Some relevant links:
The 25 most difficult questions you'll be asked on a job interview
http://www.datsi.fi.upm.es/~frosal/docs/25mdq.html
Great interview but no job?
Your first interview? Crack it!
5 effective rules of biz phone etiquette
Resumes: Fake it and you break it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Job_interview
http://www.menc.org/industry/job/downloads/InterviewPracticeQuestions.doc

Courtesy: Rediff

Friday, July 27, 2007

Kalam Tuje Salaam


Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam - A Role Model!!!
(Fullname: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam)

I am really impressed with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former president of India and he has served at top educational institutions, ISRO Space organization and served the nation for 5 years (2002-2007) as President of India.


Dr. Kalam's vision for India as,
* a developed and corruption-free nation by 2020!
* the governance is responsive, transparent and corruption-free
* a nation that is one of the best places to live and is proud of its leadership.

He has said during his farewell speech, "I will always be with you, dear citizens, in the great mission of making India a developed nation before 2020"

It is also our responsibility to make this happen with our contribution for the nation's development being a citizen of India.

Kalam noted that India had 540 million people below the age of 25 "which I consider the most powerful resource on the earth" to achieve its development goals.


Now Kalam will be continuing towards this vision at Anna University, Chennai

His books:
Links:

Abdul Kalam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Kalam
Quotes: http://thinkexist.com/quotes/abdul_kalam/
Biography: http://skumar.mitindia.net/success/apj.htm

Monday, July 16, 2007

Teppakulam - Madurai

Welcome to my hometown Madurai and beautiful spot to visit is Teppakulam (walkable from my home :) )

Madurai is also known as 'Temple City' and also called 'City of Festivals'

Teppakulam means a Tank to be filled with water and once in a year this tank will be filled with water from the Vaigai river during the month of January/February for the 'Float festival' ([ Tamil, Teppa Thiruvizha (Thiruvila)]

During this festival, Lord Siva and Goddess Meenakshi will go around the Tank in a Teppam (boat) from the temple to the Center of the Teppakulam after taking 3 rounds in the water. Lot of people will be visiting and worship the God.

People crowd will be a lot during this festival time frame. Many from nearby villages, cities will visit during this festival.
Other Links:
Meenakshi Temple: http//www.madurai.com/meena.htm
Teppakulam: http://www.madurai.com/teppam.htm (Map link)
Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace: http://www.madurai.com/palace.htm

Photos by Anent Prakash
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