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

Friday, July 06, 2007

The bath and the bucket story

The bath and the bucket story

(lateral thinking, making assumptions, dangers of judging people)

Given the title (on the subject of buckets..) and its quick simple message, this story is a good partner analogy to the rocks in a bucket time management story.

The story illustrates lateral thinking, narrow-mindedness, the risks of making assumptions, and judging people and situations:

A party of suppliers was being given a tour of a mental hospital.

One of the visitors had made some very insulting remarks about the patients.

After the tour the visitors were introduced to various members of staff in the canteen.








The rude visitor chatted to one of the security staff, Bill, a kindly and wise ex-policeman.

"Are they all raving loonies in here then?" said the rude man.

"Only the ones who fail the test," said Bill.

"What's the test?" said the man.

"Well, we show them a bath full of water, a bucket, a jug and an egg-cup, and we ask them what's the quickest way to empty the bath," said Bill.

"Oh I see, simple - the normal ones know it's the bucket, right?"

"No actually," said Bill, "The normal ones say pull out the plug. Should I check when there's a bed free for you?"

Source: Business Balls

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Popular Courses in India and abroad

Popular courses
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When deciding which course to apply for, ask yourself the following questions:

What subjects am I good at?
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