Tuesday, April 28, 2009

India Urges SriLanka

India has reiterated that Sri Lanka capture Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran alive and extradite him to India, sources in the external affairs ministry. 'India will continue to request that Prabhakaran be caught alive.At the same time, New Delhi is aware that Colombo will hand him over only after trying him in Sri Lanka for the crimes he has committed in that country, the source pointed out.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said would extradite Prabhakaran, if caught alive, to India - but after first putting him through trial in his country.In an interview to CNN IBN channel, Rajapaksa said it was 'almost over' for the LTTE chief and he could be caught very soon.

Asked whether Prabhakaran would be extradited to India, Rajapaksa said: 'First he will have to go through our trial... And then might send him to India.''Why should I keep him... India has the right... a man who is responsible for killing Rajiv Gandhi of the greatest leaders.

A Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber had blown up Gandhi during a poll rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu in May 1991.The sources also said that as the Sri Lanka military ceased its combat operations against the LTTE, its conventional capabilities had been hit but its command and control systems remained intact.Thus, there was a possibility of suicide bombings in Sri Lanka in the wake of the operations against the Tigers.

'India is still very concerned about the civilian population in the no-combat zone. We will step up our humanitarian assistance to the Tamil civilians by sending shipments of food, medicine and other essential supplies,' the source said.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Akshaya Tritiya - Jewels!

Akshay Tritiya is one of the most auspicious days for Hindus. As per the Hindu traditions and culture, Akshay Tritiya is considered as the most significant day to perform sacred deeds. In Sanskrit, the meaning of Akshay is never diminishing. As the meaning says, on the day of Akshay Tritiya people never feel the dearth of happiness or bliss.

Akshay Tritiya is celebrated on the third day of the first half of the Hindu month of Vaishakha . In 2009, the date to observe or celebrate Akshay Tritiya is April 27, Monday.According to the Hindu Astrology, especially in terms of Muhurtas, Akshaya Tritiya is considered as one of the three most auspicious Muhurtas . One is the first thithi of the Chaitra Month, second is the tenth thithi of the Lunar month Ashwin or Aswayuja masam and the third one is the third thithi of Vaishakha masa, the Akshaya Tirtiya Day. It is also referred as Unboojha Muhurat.

Akshay Tritiya festival is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Worship of Lord Vishnu on Akshay Tritiya eradicates and removes one’s sins and makes him free from all sorrows. Puranas described that Devotees who perform Sri Maha Vishnu Puja on Akshay Tritiya may attain salvation.In some regions, devotees keep fasts on Akshaya Tritiya. As per the Puranas, charity of food, clothes and other edible material on Akshaya Tritiya is also considered as most important ritual of the festival. There is a ritual to perform Goddess Tulsi Puja on Akshay Tritiya in some regions of India.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Memory Loss!

Memory deteriorates proprtionally with age. An international team, led by Swinburne University of Technology, has carried out the study and found that the brain compensates with age when it comes to memory performance, the Brain and Cognition journal reported.

It is well known that as people age they experience a decline in memory performance. The findings showed that some changes in brain activity may reflect the brain’s effort to compensate for this decline.In the study, researchers investigated age-associated brain activity while performing memory tasks with varying levels of difficulty. It compared the results of male subjects aged 59-67 with male participants aged 20-30.

The simpler tasks assessed working memory and the more difficult tasks assessed short term recognition of visual images. All participants performed the tasks with a similar level of accuracy, but response times were slower for the older adults across all tasks. When the older adults performed an easy task there was a reduction in brain activity compared to younger adults. When they were performing a more difficult task there was an increase in brain activity compared to the younger adults.

The results also revealed that older and younger adults relied on different brain regions in order to perform the same old or new recognition judgement.‘At low task demands, such as simply remembering the shape of an irregular object, older adults don’t need to recruit additional neural resources in order to successfully complete the task. But with increased task difficulty such as recognising pictures of everyday objects and then making a contextual judgement about where these images were presented on a computer screen, more parts of the brain come into play.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Funny Full Forms of Big Companies!

Full forms of Big Companies. Just for fun!

1. NIIT : Not Interested in IT

2. WIPRO : Weak Input, Poor & Rubbish Output

3. HCL : Hidden Costs & Losses

4. TCS : Totally Confusing Solutions

5. INFOSYS :Inferior Offline Systems

6. HUGHES : Highly Useless Graduates Hired for Eating and Sleeping

7. BAAN : Beggars Association and Nerds

8. IBM : Implicitly Boring Machines

9. SATYAM : Sad And Tired Yelling Away Madly

10. PARAM : Puzzled And Ridiculous Array of Microprocessors

11. C-DOT : Coffee During Office Timings

12. AT&T : All Troubles & Terrible

13. CMC : Coffee, Meals and Comfort

14. DEC : Drifting & Exhausted Computers

15. BFL : Brainwash First and Let them go

17. TISL : Totally Inconsistent Systems Ltd.

18. PSI : Peculiar Symptoms of India

19. ORACLE : On-line Romance And Chatting with Lady Employees.

20. MASTEK: Mad And Stupid Technitians Enroute to Kabaarkhana

21.PATNI : Pathetic Appraisal Techniques, No Increments

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mars suitable for Life?

Mars, the lovely red planet close to our earth, has shown some presence of the water and a research was conducted to see if life existed on mars.What is less known is how much water occupied the red planet and what happened to it during its geological march to the present. Mostly, evidence has pointed to a period when clay-rich minerals were formed by water, followed by a drier time, when salt-rich, acidic water affected much of the planet. Assuming that happened, the thinking goes, it would have been difficult for life, if it did exist, to have survived and for scientists to find traces of it.

Now a research team has provided a evidence for the presence of carbonates on Mars that shows that Mars could have been the home for watery environments in the past. The red planet close to the earth is neither too hot nor too cold. At the same time it is not too acidic. So it’s just the right place.

Finding carbonates indicates that Mars had neutral to alkaline waters when the minerals formed in the mid-latitude region more than 3.6 billion years ago. Carbonates dissolve quickly in acid, therefore their survival challenges suggest that an exclusively acidic environment later cloaked the planet.This could open up a range of environment on Mars.So the researchers say that the presence of carbonate mineral bolsters chances of environment on Mars.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Mercy Angel

Hello Friends i would like to remind you "The Mercy" . Mother Teresa spent most of her life time in serving the poor and needy... Mother Teresa's words that inspired me a lot is, "“By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus”

By the 1970s she had become internationally famed as a humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless, due in part to a documentary, and book, Something Beautiful for God by Malcolm Muggeridge. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India's highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980 for her humanitarian work. Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity continued to expand, and at the time of her death it was operating 610 missions in 123 countries, including hospices and homes for people with HIV, leprosy and tuberculosis, soup kitchens, children's and family counseling programs, orphanages, and schools.

This post is dedicated to MOTHER TERESA who's soul might be watching this post... MOTHER! You may not be in this world now but i wanted to remind you that you will live in our heart forever.. A BIG SALUTE TO ALL YOUR SERVICES... BLESS US ALL.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Yoga is not just stretching?

Yoga actually signifies mental disciplines. The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of the union occurring between the mind, body and spirit. What is commonly referred to as "yoga" can be more accurately described by the Sanskrit word asana, which refers to the practice of physical postures or poses.

Many people think that yoga is just stretching. But while stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. The poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement more slowly to increase stamina and perfect the alignment of the pose. The poses are a constant, but the approach to them varies depending on the tradition in which the teacher has trained.

Yoga teachers will often refer to "your practice," which means your individual experience with yoga as it develops over time. The amazing thing about yoga is that your practice is always evolving and changing, so it never gets boring. Although the poses themselves do not change, your relationship to them will. Anyone can start a yoga practice, even if you don't feel like you are very flexible or very strong. These things will develop over time. Another great thing about thinking about "your practice" is that it encourages the noncompetitive spirit of yoga. One of the most difficult, but ultimately most liberating things about yoga is letting go of the ego and accepting that no one is better than anyone else. Everyone is just doing their best on any given day.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

History of Earth?

Lets look into how was this earth formed?

In science we must expand our conception of reality all the time. One of the very difficult concepts is the understanding of time. Everyone is conscious of the changes in the physical and biological world; they give us an awareness of time. The daily rhythm, the seasons, physical changes throughout a human lifetime are familiar concepts of time to us. Time is measured by change, but where change occurs over millions of years our own perception of time is on unfamiliar territory. To understand the rhythm of change of our planet and the effects it has on life on Earth we have to expand our perception of time.

The geological processes that shape the surface of our planet, move the tectonic plates, build mountains and erode them again work over millions of years. These forces provide the ever changing conditions for life, which adapted to those changes. But those changes did not go undetected. Our understanding of Earth has expanded tremendously in the past 100 years, and new technologies have provided further insight into Earth's dynamic and history.

Earth itself acts like a clock, rotating on its axis once every 24 hours. To read Earth's time it is necessary to look at the changes that have been recorded. To identify changes that occurred due to the geological processes of our planet we can look at rocks. They are key to both the past and the nature of processes. Life has managed to leave records of time and the changes it went through time as well.

Fossils are the remains of ancient organisms. Some looked very similar to life forms that are still living today. Fossils can be bones, teeth, shells, impressions of plants and even imprints of animal tracks. Fossils within a rock are a type of organic clock that tick by systematic radioactive decay of certain chemical elements, which permit us to measure with remarkable accuracy the number of years that have passed since the minerals in a rock crystallized.

Fossils are recorded in rocks much like your footprints are recorded on a beach. As you walk along the beach, if the sand is fine enough and soft enough, you will make footprints. If the wind and waves do not destroy your footprints, they may record your existence well after your passing.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Jupiter Red Spot?

Jupiter, the largest planet of the solar system takes its position after mars and fifth planet close to the sun.Scientists recently noticed a GREAT RED SPOT on JUPITER which is a persistent anticyclonic storm on the planet that lasted atleast 300 years.The Red Spot is huge as the storm is large enough to be visible through earth based telescopes. The red spot is large enough to contain TWO or THREE PLANETS of EARTH’s SIZE.

Jupiter also has white ovals and brown ovals, which are lesser unnamed storms. White ovals tend to consist of relatively cool clouds within the upper atmosphere. Brown ovals are warmer and located within the “normal cloud layer“. Such storms can last hours or centuries.. Thus storm created big spot on the largest planet of our solar system.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

God Exists?

No one in the world has hardly seen God. But it cannot be concluded as that god does not exist and it is a pure imagination of our ancestors.

Everyone knows what is hot and what is cold? But according to scientific theory heat exists in different forms that may be little heat, super heat, mega heat, more heat, no heat but there is nothing called as cold. Simply to denote the absence of heat we say it as cold. This theory makes us think whether god is just an imagination like cold?

Everyone knows what is brightness and darkness? We can just increase or decrease the brightness. To denote the absence of brightness we say it as darkness. There is nothing as such called darkness. If so we could make darkness even darker. But we can’t make darkness even darker. This theory also makes us think whether god is just an imagination like darkness?

Everyone born in this world has some GURU in the form of Parents, Lecturers, Professors, Friends, Relatives etc. whom we obey and follow. But hardly we have seen , smelt their brains, yet we still believe them and follow their suggestions with or without our conscience. That symbolizes the Faith we have on them considering the fact that they will drive us to the right path.

That’s it.. We have arrived to a conclusion considering all these aspects into account. God is a super power. FAITH links man to god. FAITH propels us forward and keep the universe rolling.. I do strongly believe in god hoping that he showers blessings for success on all of us..

Monday, April 6, 2009

Slump in IT Industry?

The Slump in IT industry is slowly but surely affecting other businesses to a greater extent. The share market getting down day by day which is actually presenting a loss to many of the stack holders. Also the rent offered for flats is dropping by miles. Even if a two bedroom flat whose rent is fixed as Rs.18,000 is offered for Rs.12,000, no one is ready to accept it. The real estate business is dipping too. Cab services are another casualty experiencing 35 to 40% decrease in its turnover. The land owners who are ready to sell their lands at a considerable lower price are also stumbling upon to get their work done as no one is coming forward to buy at this Black time of information technology.

An environment of uncertainty and financial tensions increases stress levels. The employees who are brought to work recently are also experiencing the maximum fear of losing their jobs. For example if in a family both husband and wife are bound to IT then the tension doubles. Also the formula of “Hiring and Firing” make the situation even more complex.
When will this situation recover???

Can IT recover back??? If so it will reflect in the growth of other businesses thereby increasing the global economy. Let us hope that this slump will soon be out of picture and IT industry starts to gloom as it was before.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Obama to fulfill a campaign promise

President of the United states Barack Obama has decided to fulfill a campaign promise and allow Cuban Americans and Cuban emigres to freely visit and send money to their families.A White House official confirmed the administration’s intentions to lift the restrictions, but said the measure was not a new policy statement and was not imminent.

The administration has conveyed that our policy towards Cuba is being reviewed and the president has stated that there’s a sense that restrictions on family visits and cash remittances should be lifted and the focus remains on the need for democratic reforms and human rights in Cuba.

The removal of limits on family travel and cash remittances would allow Cubans living in the United States to travel freely to the island, instead of once a year as at present. It would also remove the ceiling of $1,200 per person in cash remittances to needy family members in Cuba.

This is a good humanitarian move that honors Cuban Americans’ right to visit and aid their relatives as they see fit but it creates one class of Americans who can travel to Cuba at will, so it will add to the momentum in Congress to lift restrictions on all other Americans, who have a right to travel too. The move was probably meant to signal a new attitude toward both Cuba and other Latin American countries that have pressed Washington to end a trade embargo that has sought to isolate Havana for more than four decades.