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There is more to life

20-November-2009 Leave a comment

Speech given by Chetan Bhagat in Symbiosis:

Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same with life, where health and relationships are the marble . Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die. One thing about nurturing the spark – don’t take life seriously. Life is not to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up? It’s ok, bunk a few classes, goof up a few interviews, take leave from work, fall in love. We are people, not programmed devices….. Don’t be serious, be sincere.

Keep rocking..!!!

Categories: Motivation

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28-September-2009 1 comment

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Google OS planned and Google Beta dropped

9-July-2009 1 comment
After so many years of successfully running the Beta versions of various application, Google has removed the Beta tag. Gmail was launched as an invitation-only beta release April 1, 2004 and the same beta release available to the general public on February 7, 2007.

In Indian context, we call it Beta Beta nahi raha!

Google took a step toward greater enterprise adoption of its hosted e-mail, document and collaboration services today by removing the “beta” tag from its Google Apps brand.

Also, Google is planning to launch its Operating System, called Chrome OS. As per official blog :

The operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web. So today, we’re announcing a new project that’s a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It’s our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.

Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we’re already talking to partners about the project, and we’ll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.

Official Links:
Google out of Beta
Google OS announcement

Categories: Google

Indian Railway Enquiry SMS 139

11-June-2009 Leave a comment

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) is proud to announce the launch of their latest initiative in Customer Satisfaction, “Railways on SMS”. Now you have the power of RAIL ENQUIRY on SMS 139. You can avail the following services:

Accomodation/Seat availability
SMS “Train [Train Number] [Date of Journey – DDMMYY] [Station From – STD Code] [Station To: STD Code] [Class] [Class Type]” to 139.
Example: Train 4257 160708 0542 011 3A G

Fare enquiry
SMS “Fare [Train Number] [Date of Journey – DDMMYY] [Station From – STD Code] [Station To – STD Code] [Class] [Class Type]” to 139.
Example: Fare 4257 160708 0542 011 3A G

Ticket Status / PNR enquiry
SMS “PNR [10 Digit PNR Number]” to 139.
Example: PNR 1234567890

Current Train running position
SMS “Fare [Train Number] [Date of Journey – DDMMYY] [Station From – STD Code]” to 139.
Example: Train 2012 010509 011

The services is currently available on AirTel, Vodafone, Idea, Aircel, Loop(BPL), Tata and MTNL. This service will be launched soon on BSNL and Reliance network too. Premium Charges of Rs.3 per SMS is applicable.

Source: IRCTC website.

Categories: India, Travel

Vista Clock stopped!

2-June-2009 2 comments

Yesterday evening, my Vista clock on bottom taskbar (notification area) stopped ticking (at 5:07pm). When I clicked the time, the Date/Time window opened, where the time was still ticking correctly. After performing a logoff and login operation, this problem was resolved. I am not sure what went wrong, is this a bug Microsoft is aware of? I am using Vista Ultimate SP1 on x86 platform.

Categories: Vista

yUML – Create online UML diagrams in seconds

13-May-2009 Leave a comment

yUML – This online website allows you to create online UML diagrams in seconds from inside your blog posts, articles and documents.

Check out the Samples here.

Categories: Online Tools, Technology

Tata introduces ‘Nano’ housing for Rs 3.9 lakh-Rs 6.7 lakh

After its revolution on wheels, the Tatas are aiming at a Nano house, which will cost anywhere between Rs 3.9 lakh and Rs 6.7 lakh.

Tata Housing, a subsidiary of Tata Sons, has launched its low-cost housing initiative called the Shubh Griha project.

The first Shubh Griha township will be launched at Boisar in Mumbai. Tata Housing has tied up with SBI and HDFC to help potential buyers with finance options.

Announcing the launch of Shubh Grih’, Brotin Banerjee, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of TATA Housing said, “This is in continuation of the group’s commitment to providing, quality, innovative products for the common man. We observed that since most of the people in the Low Income bracket live away from their families to earn a livelihood in the big cities, there is a large percentage of migrant population with people living in either rented or company provided accommodation”.


Applicants can purchase the Application form booklet at Rs. 200/- from SBI branches.

After purchase of the Application form booklet, bookings should be made in the next 20 days along with the initial booking amount of Rs. 10,000/- through bank pay order at selected branches of SBI bank across Mumbai.

The first list and the waiting list will be declared after 15 days of the final booking after a thorough scrutiny of the submitted Application form booklets. The allotted would be sent allotment letters from TATA Housing along with the payment schedule. Details of other requirements have been provided in the Application form booklet itself.

Types of houses:

Under the scheme three types of flats will be available. A one-bed room flat with a hall and kitchen in an area of 465 square feet. A one-room flat with a large kitchen in an area of 360 square feet. A one-room flat with a small kitchen in an area of 283 square feet.

Source: IBNLive

Categories: Real Estate