Friday, October 06, 2006

Got in Net - 000002

If a child is born on an airplane, what's his place of birth?

Many of us might not have discussed about this. Even we might not have thought there will be so many factors in deciding the birth place for a child that born in Airplane.

Ok, what will be the citizenship of the child that born in Airplane? Moreover, the citizenship has more legal consideration than birth-place. Which country will grant the citizenship to that child?

Check here to know about these in detail.

Friday, September 29, 2006

How To Change Things The Easy Way

This article is a newsletter I received from Mick Hawes - the author. This article is all about the tips and techniques to move from stress to success.

Mick Hawes says to get the best from this article we need to be open minded. An he reminds us the old saying, the mind is like a parachute, it only works when it's open.

Here the article starts:

One of the most important things you need to be aware of is Social Hypnosis, we get hypnotised by the beliefs of all the people that we surround ourselves with and we really need to put those aside while we are reading this, to gain an understanding of some things from a different perspective. This will allow you to weigh it up and decide what you want to do with it.

I know, just because you're reading this right now, you are one of the few who act, as opposed to many who just talk and wish for things to be easier. So let's now cover some ideas on how to create success in any area of our life.

We're going to go through a model for change. The question I have for you is do you experience emotions that you would prefer to experience less? What would those emotions be called? Some would be called anger or maybe frustration or fear and so on.

What I'm about to reveal is a model for change; it is not "THE" model for change it is "A" model for change. There are many ideas out there but this is one that I have used for over a decade and it's made a significant difference to me and the many thousands of others I have shared this with. If the way you try to change thins in your life isn't working as well as you'd like, then give this one a shot.


For the purpose of this exercise, I'm suggesting that we assume the emotion is the end result, I realise that our emotion or how we feel has a huge influence over how things turn out or the results you get, so if you buy into this model it then means we have the opportunity to change the emotion. Then buy changing the emotion we will get different results.

Let's quickly walk through this model. This model is saying if you want your results to improve how you feel needs to needs to change. For example if you are a sales person and you are always pessimistic and down in the dumps you are not going to sell a whole lot. Enthusiasm is the ticket for making sales and if you follow this model you will have an abundance of it. Or perhaps there have been times in your life when being calm would have gotten a great outcome in a certain situation but at the time "calm" wasn't even on the radar!

This model says that how you behave, or in other words how you move your body (body language) determines how you feel. If you don't believe me stop what you are doing right now and leap up and put the biggest, craziest smile you have ever done on your face. Now I bet you feel different doing this than you did just reading the previous sentence. You may feel silly or embarrassed right now (That is of course if you did it and didn't just sit there like most people would) or perhaps you feel like laughing, but you DO feel different. Because the way you use your body changes your emotions and in this model that body movement or body language is being labeled behaviour.

Start to manage your emotions with your body language, have a ton of fun with it and share it with your friends.

You only have your bad habits to lose so, GO FOR IT!!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Back Again!

I am back again after a long time since my last post.

Why such long gaps often? What keeps away from blogging?

For the above questions, one should know my intro and relationship with blog-world.

Frankly saying, I came into blog-world all due to the inducement given by my mates and not of my own interest.

One of my mate often used to sit in-front of blogs. And he used to share all those experience he had with the bloggers. He would share the comments he gave and received.

He urged me to start one. Even though I was not interested, I was drawn into the blog-world by him. Till then, I was caught by the devil in the form of disgustion - how to start? what to write? how to write? how to post?

Days rolled, and I started a blog for my identity (cheers!!..). I posted four articles for two months. In this two months most of the days I spent on how to improve the design of my blog. I visited many blogs, sites to get some design.

And then threatened by the devil 'disgustion' - how to start? what to write? how to write? how to post?, I let my blog down for the next 4 to 5 months.

Beside this I have a habit of maintaining the digital albums. Once one of my mate asked the link to access some of my albums in which he shares space with me. I was sending the invitations of those albums he requested one by one.

This made a strike in my mind and I asked myself why can't we use our once upon a time made blog for holding the links of my digital albums.

So I dusted off my blog after around 4 to 5 months. Updated my blog with the links to my digital albums. Then started posting articles for the next two months.

And again the devil.. yes you are right the disgustion - what to post? how to write? what shall i write?

And now it is around 5 months. This time I decided to runaway from the devil and keep posting atleast one article a month. That could be personal, article read from newsletters or other websites - anything I should keep my blog engaged.

Let us see how far can I run away from the devil!

Friday, May 05, 2006

90/10 Principle - A change in life

Many may not aware of this (90/10) Principle. I read about this 'Principle' from an article e-mailed by one of my friends. Here I have posted the article for your view,

What 90/10 Principle is?

The 90/10 Principle is as follows:

90% of life is decided by how you react.
10% of life is made up of what happens to you.

10% of life is made up of what happens to you.

Yes, we really have no control over 10% of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane will be arriving late, which throws our whole schedule off. A driver may cut us off in traffic. We have no control over this 10%.

But the other 90% is different. You determine the other 90%.

90% of life is decided by how you react.

You cannot control a red light, but you can control your reaction. You can control how you react.

Let's use an example. You are eating breakfast with your family. Your daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt. You have no control over what just happened. What happens next will be determined by how you react.

You harshly scold your daughter for knocking the cup over. She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, you turn to your spouse and criticize her for placing the cup too close to the edge of the table. A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs and change your shirt. Back downstairs, you find your daughter has been too busy crying to finish breakfast and get ready for school. She misses the bus. Your spouse must leave immediately for work.

You rush to the car and drive your daughter to school. Because you are late, you drive 40 miles an hour in a 30 mph speed limit. After a 15-minute delay and throwing $60 traffic fine away, you arrive at school. Your daughter runs into the building without saying goodbye. After arriving at the office 20 minutes late, you find you forgot your briefcase.Your day has started terrible. As it continues, it seems to get worse and worse. You look forward to coming home. When you arrive home, you find small wedge in your relationship with your spouse and daughter.

Why did you have a bad day? Who is the cause for it?

You had a bad day because of your reaction. And definitely you are the cause for it.

You had no control over what happened with the coffee. How you reacted in those 5 seconds is what caused your bad day.

Here is what could have and should have happened.

Coffee splashes over you. Your daughter is about to cry. You gently say, "It's ok honey, you just need, to be more careful next time".Grabbing a towel you rush upstairs. After grabbing a new shirt and your briefcase, you come back down in time to look through the window and see your child getting on the bus. She turns and waves. You arrive 5 minutes early and cheerfully greet the staff. Your boss comments on how good the day you are having.

Noticed the difference?

Two different scenarios. Both started the same. Both ended different.Why? Because of how you REACTED.

So react properly such that your reaction will not ruin your day. Beware!! a wrong reaction could result in losing a friend, being fired, getting stressed out etc.

Commend 90/10 Principle.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Who will conk-out the recent slue in Tamil Nadu (TN) politics?...

Many may amazed by seeing/hearing the election manifesto announced by politicians of Tamil Nadu (TN) ahead of election. Yes, many amenities are promised to be given free after they got elected to reign Tamil Nadu (TN).

The free amenities include colour TV, gas stove, land, rice and gold too!!!...

Whether the promises will be kept after winning the election?, is the second thought. But first we should know the following,

   1). What these politicians think of people?
   2). And whether their approach to win the election is right?

1). What these politicians think of people?

By seeing/hearing the election promises, we can know that the view of politicians should be as follows:

Usually people don't have the ability to think and act by taking the future in mind. They act only based on the instant benefits they acquire. Moreover what-ever the non-sense they (politicians) do in the ruling time can be buried under free gifts!.

And the other thing is, from the election manifesto announced we can see that, the political parties target only the poor people. This shows their other side. They think, only the people in poverty line can change their political fate (I am saying only in the election time!!). They are not much bothered about the literate people. Because most of the literate people won't cause a problem for them by not taking part (taking part in the sense 'voting') in elections.

So we can abstract their views as follows:
  • Illiterate people go for short-term amenity.
  • Most literate people don't take part in election. (And importantly they don't think about political revolution)

2). And whether their approach to win the election is right?

In my opinion, the current approach of politicians to win the election is absolutely right. Because they are absolutely right in what they think about people.

And if people is not like what the politicians think, then the current day politicians name would have been in history.

So, no single man can conk-out the recent slue in Tamil Nadu (TN) politics unless people themselves!.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

A milestone in World Technology

The picture shows the smallest petrol engine invented by the engineers of Birmingham University.

This tiny engine can run for two years on a single squirt of lighter fuel.

This petrol engine which is less than a centimetre in length produces energy 700 times more than a conventional battery. This engine can be used to operate laptops and mobile phones.

Engineers those who tried to develop such engines earlier faced the problem of enormous heat produced by the engine itself. That is, the engines burned themselves due to the heat they produced.

The engineers of Birmingham University overcame this problem by using heat-resistant materials such as ceramic and silicon carbide.

Experts says that, after six years from now the devices which need recharging or new batteries will be a thing of past due to this invention!.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Awesome Animal!!!...

The awesome animal in the picture is a liger - a cross between a male lion and a female tiger. And this liger is the adventitious result of two big cats living close together at the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, in Miami, Florida.

This liger named Hercules is 10ft tall and half a ton weight. Hercules is just three years old. He gulps around 9Kg of meat, usually beef or chicken at a time.

Hercules possesses the strength of a lion and the speed of a tiger. It is capable of reaching 50mph.

Intensified Browser of Microsoft - IE7

Most Internet surfers detest Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) browser for it doesn't offer tabbed browsing. Moreover there were some security problems.

And this time Microsoft will charm the Internet surfers by its Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) browser. Of-course 'IE7' offers tabbed browsing and many other new features.

Microsoft has released the beta version of Internet Explorer 7 browser. Click to download this beta version and know about the new features it offers.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Tamil Nadu Comic Politics!!!...

Sachin Tendulkar - Not a man of words

In 1989, the little master made his debut in Pakistan. And by then Sachin is not even old enough to get a driving licence.

Sachin Tendulkar was facing the then young leg spinner Mustaq Ahmed. The Pakistani crowds were holding out placards saying "hey kid, go home and drink milk". But then Sachin replied them back by smashing two sixes in that over of Mustaq Ahmed.

This irritated Abdul Qadir (the mentor of Mustaq Ahmed). He challenged the little master by saying "Why are you hitting kids? Try and hit me.".

Sachin gave respect to the words of Abdul Qadir and smashed four sixes, one four in that over.

Sachin proved that he is not a man of words.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Politics beyond dignity

That was past in Tamil Nadu, when people made wondrous history in politics seeking dignity. We can say Dr. M.G.R as an example.

But at present, politics went beyond self-respect. The picture here is a consummate example for that.

42 runs in an over!!!...

42 runs in an over - really stuns every cricket fan. And this mammoth record was made by a Yorkshire club cricketer yesterday (25-April-2006).

The cricketer named Jonathan Hughes executed six sixes, one four and a two for essaying this record. Of-course, two no-balls were bowled in that over.

Earlier record for the highest number of runs in an over was 36 runs. And this was made by two legends - Gary Sobers of West Indies and Ravi Shastri of India.