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Friday, June 26, 2009


Don't know how many are aware of this difference, but worth sending to any that do not. What is the difference between http and https?

FIRST, MANY PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE OF The main difference between http:// and https:// is It's all about keeping you secure. HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transport Protocol, which is just a fancy way of saying it's a protocol (a language, in a manner of speaking). For information to be passed back and forth between web servers and clients. The important thing is the letter S which makes the difference between HTTP and HTTPS.

The S (big surprise) stands for "Secure". If you visit a website or webpage, and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the following: http://.

This means that the website is talking to your browser using the regular 'unsecure' language. In other words, it is possible for someone to "eavesdrop" on your computer's conversation with the website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site.

This is why you never ever enter your credit card number in an http website! But if the web address begins with https://, that basically means your computer is talking to the website in a secure code that no one can eavesdrop on.

You understand why this is so important, right? If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card information, you should automatically look to see if the web address begins with https://.

If it doesn't, there's no way you're going to enter sensitive information like a credit card number. PASS IT ON (You may save someone a lot of grief): http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Https

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Punctuation is powerful

Here's one true incident

I hope u know Pu.La.Deshpande (PL) - the renowned Marathi writer.

Now, P.L had another writer friend - Mama Varerkar.

PL once met Mama Varerkar's wife at the market place and said the following :

"Mi tuza navara tu maazi baaiko aapan udya picturela jaauyaa"

Obviously Mama Varerkar was quite furious when he learnt about this and came to PL's house demanding an explanation.

PL said coolly, "I didnt say anything wrong, I was just planning a cinema outing for both the families.... What I said was :

Mi, tuza navara, tu, maazi baaiko, aapan udya picturela jaauyaa..."

Translation in English:
1. I your husband you my wife will go for a movie tomorrow

Now, with punctuations:

2. I, your husband, you, my wife will go for a movie tomorrow

Such is the importance of punctuations and resultant pauses.

and yes all of them went for a movie the next weekend.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


जुन्या अल्बम मधले फोटो पाहताना
ते दिवस किती छान वाटतात ...
आता मोठ झाल्याव कामाच्या व्यापात कुठे ती भावंड रोज रोज भेटतात ???...
कधीतरी मार्च मधे चीनूच्या वाढ़दिवसाला
भरलेल्या रोल मधले फोटो अगदी नोव्हेम्बर मद्धे
मीनूच्या वाढ़दिवसा पर्यंत काढले जायचे ...
हल्ली मात्र रोज फोटो काढतो ...
पण तरीही बाबांनी पुरुवुन पुरुवुन वापरलेल्या रोल मधले फोटो
जास्ती का प्रिय वाटतात??

त्या वेळेला बाबांनी महिन्यातून एकदा आणलेले बटाटे वडे
आज स्वतःच्या पैशांनी रोज खाल्ले तरी बेचवच का वाटतात??

पाकीटातल्या ५०० रुप्यांपेक्षा आईकडून मागुन घेतलेले २० रुपये नेहमी जास्त
मौल्यवान का वाटतात..
बाबांच्या खिश्यात हळूच सरकवलेले २०० रुपये जेव्हा त्यांना अचानक
तेव्हा त्यांच्या चेहर्यावरचा आनंद पाहून अश्रु डोळ्यात दाटतात..
१०-१५ वर्षा पूर्वी ज्या बहिणीशी खुप जुनं वैर असल्यासारखे भांडायचो...

आज त्याच बहिणीचे धीराचे शब्द इतके का जवळचे वाटतात?? आज सारं काही आहे तरीही,
ते जुने दिवस आठवले की, का मनात खोल घर करून जातात..

असे हे प्रश्न फ़क्त मलाच.. की तुम्हाला सुद्धा पडतात??

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fall back in love with your job

Here are some practical steps that can help make even a dead job appear far more stimulating than what it appears:

Break the monotony: Every job gets boring after sometime. The best way to fresh-n-up is to do the old thing in a new way just like Shivani Pasricha, a Delhi-based-telemarketing executive did. “I was dead bored of making calls and explaining the same kind of concept hundreds times in a day. I started losing interest in my job, but couldn’t make a move it as my workplace was quite close to my home. It was then that I decided to bring in a change. I started giving myself daily targets instead of the weekly targets that we usually got. This brought a new zeal into my work pattern. Meeting daily deadlines not only triggered my confidence, but also brought back the lost zeal.” “If you have too much to do - prioritise. And get organised. Inculcate better time management and pinpoint your peak energy time,” adds Rita. Setting new targets, changing your work pattern, playing with time-lines are some ways that help to break the monotony that seeps into a job over a period of time.

Don’t complain, do something: "Try and identify what you don’t like. This would help you to understand the exact reason for your dislike and what can you do to overcome it,” suggests Rita. It is better to get down and improve things that are keeping you unhappy at your work place, rather than incessantly cribbing, criticising and complaining about all that is going wrong. If your boss is a talk to him about how you're feeling. Rather than criticising him, focus on how your needs are not being met. On the other hand, if a colleague is the bone of contention, then an easy way out is to minimise contact. “If you can, move your desk, change your hours, get on a new team -- do whatever it takes to insulate yourself as much as possible. Speak up politely, but directly,” suggests Rita.

Make a difference : Often people develop an aversion when job recognition stops coming their way and they become just another employee. Remember that recognition is always earned. So, get on the job by making a difference at your workplace. Be it by helping a colleague in a particular project or doing something that your co-workers fhad ailed to achieve – leaving an impact should be your policy. “Share what you know and be a mentor to get mentored. When you share willingly, people are also more willing to help you,” adds Rita. Also, awareness of your positive contribution in your office will increase your popularity quotient thereby adding zing to your job.

Appreciate the positives: Not everything can go wrong in a job. Since, you have not run away till now clearly shows that there are some positives that are keeping you glued to it. So, instead of getting bogged down by the negatives, start appreciating the positives. “In the past few months, I have experienced everything going wrong at my office. While my immediate boss enjoyed my credit, my subordinates were not cooperative and the work pressure was increasing every day. This ultimately affected my efficiency. But I couldn’t move out, thanks to recession, so I had no option but to stick to my current job. It was then I met a counsellor who highlighted the positives in my job that I never noticed. From perks to a decent package, annual appraisals to a much-loved comfort zone, I had many small things to appreciate in my office. And once I realised these, all I did was change my perspective and this brought the charm back in my job.” To conclude Rita adds, “A job should do more than feed your family - it should feed your creativity and add a sense of self as well.”

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Best "Out of office " replies....

The Best "Out-Of-Office" E-Mail Auto-Replies:

1: I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position.

2: I'm not really out of the office. I'm just ignoring you.

3: You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn't have received anything at all.

4: Sorry to have missed you but I am at the doctors having my brain removed so that I may be promoted to management

5: I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from vacation on 4/18. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

6: Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.

7: The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.'
(The beauty of this is that when you return, you can see how many in-duh-visuals did this over and over).

8: Thank you for your message, which has been added to a queuing system. You are currently in 352nd place, and can expect to receive a reply in approximately 19 weeks.

9: Hi. I'm thinking about what you've just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.

10: Hi! I'm busy negotiating the salary for my new job. Don't bother to leave me any messages.

11: I've run away to join a different circus.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

How to identify different cities in India...

Scenario 1
Two guys are fighting and a third guy comes along, then a fourth and they start arguing about who's right. You are in Kolkata

Scenario 2
Two guys are fighting and a third guy comes along, sees them and walks on. That's "Amchi Mumbai"...busy place dude.....

Scenario 3
Two guys are fighting and a third guy comes along & tries to make peace.. The first two get together & beat him up.. That's Delhi

Scenario 4
Two guys are fighting. A crowd gathers to watch. A guy comes along and quietly opens a chai-stall. That's Ahmedabad .

Scenario 5
Two guys are fighting and a third guy comes. He writes a software program to stop the fight. But the fight doesn't stop b'cos of a bug in the program. That's Bangalore .

Scenario 6
Two guys are fighting. A crowd gathers to watch. A Guy comes along and quietly says that "AMMA" doesn't Like all this nonsense. Peace comes in. That's Chennai.

Scenario 7
Two guys are fighting. Both of them take time out and call their friends on their mobiles Now 50 guys are fighting. You are DEFINITELY IN PUNJAB !!!

Scenario 8
Two guys are fighting.. Third guy comes along with a carton of beer. All sit together drinking beer and abusing each other and all go home as friends. You are in Goa .

Scenario 9
Two guys are fighting. Third guy comes and resolve their fight with the help of others passing over there.
You are in the Heart of India ( M.P).

Scenario 10
Two guys are fighting. Third guy comes from nearby house. And says" aamchya
gharasamor bhandu naka, dusarikade jaun bhanda ( dont fight in front of my place, go somewhere else and keep fighting)". That's Pune for sure!!!

and best of all

Scenario 11

Two guys are fighting. Third guy comes and slaps both of them.

And says

" saale apan k area me dada ban raha hai kya re ( hey dude... this is my place ... never show up here again ) ".


Sunday, June 14, 2009

A B737 Plane crash

Some updates regarding A B737 Plane crash…

Feel so sad for all the passengers including the extraordinary photographer, who kept his cool even in his last moments of life and took this photo. Hats off to him!!!

Yesterday the world saw the disappearance of an A330 Air Frane during a trans Atlantic flight between Rio to Paris . Very ironic that a day before I got a mail of the photos taken a a passenger on a flight mins after a mid air collision, and mins before the crash of the said aircraft

Two shots taken inside the plane before it crashed. Unbelievable! Photos taken inside the GOL B 737 aircraft that was involved in a mid air collision and crashed.....

A B737 had a mid air collision with the Embraer Legacy while cruising at 35,000 feet over South America . The Embraer Legacy, though seriously damaged with the winglet ripped off, managed to make a landing at a nearby airstrip in the midst of the Amazon jungle. The crew and passengers of the Embraer Legacy had no idea what they had hit. The B737
however crashed, killing all crew and passengers on board.

The two photos attached were apparently taken by one of the passengers in the B737, just after the collision and before the aircraft crashed. The photos were retrieved from the camera's memory stick. You will never get to see photos like this. In the first photo, there is a gaping hole in the fuselage through which you can see the tailplane and vertical fin of the aircraft. In the second photo, one of the passengers is being sucked out of the gaping hole.

These photos were found in a digital Casio Z750, amidst the remains in Serra do Cachimbo. Although the camera was destroyed, the Memory Stick was recovered. Investigating the serial number of the camera, the owner was identified as Paulo G. Muller, an actor of a theatre for children known in the outskirts of Porto Alegre . It can be imagined that he was standing during the impact with the Embraer Legacy and during the turbulence, he managed to take these photos, just seconds after the tail loss the aircraft plunged. So the camera was found near the cockpit. The structural stress probably ripped the engines away, diminishing the falling speed, protecting the electronic equipment but not unfortunately the victims. Paulo Muller leaves behind two daughters, Bruna and Beatriz.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Swot Analysis..

A married couple was asked to present their SWOT Analysis.

His reply:

My *S*trength is my wife.
My *W*eakness is my neighbour's wife.
My *O*pportunity is when the neighbour goes out.
My *T*hreat is when the neighbour comes back unexpected!

Her reply:

My *S*trength is my beauty.
My *W*eakness our local plumber.
My *O*pportunity is when pipes burst.
My *T*hreat is when my husband starts reading plumbing "Do It Yourself" book!












Now get serious

Your Personal SWOT Analysis and Preparing your Curriculum Vitae


Everyday, recruitment firms go through hundreds of resumes…resumes of people having 10-20 yrs of experience…resumes of people passed out from institutes like Symbiosys, XLRI, TISS…and just one word comes out of my mouth…"PATHETIC". People, have knowledge; they have experience but don't know why, they are not able to put it on a paper. Your resume is the first thing that will go to your prospective employer and based on that you will get a chance to speak to him and if your resume is not proper, forget about job, you will not even get a call for interview. Here, I am trying my best to put-in as what we should and what we should not write in a "Curriculum Vitae"

Possible reasons for RESUME REJECTION

No name is listed at the top of your resume.
Missing phone and/or e-mail address.
Education category is missing dates, no major and/or degree is listed, the universityname is missing, and/or abbreviations are used inappropriately.
Employment accomplishment statements should be no longer than 4 lines if stated in paragraph format, no dates of employment are listed, no employer names are listed and/or resume does not include accomplishment statements.
Your resume should not exceed 3full pages in length.
A single page resume should be ¾ to 1 whole page in length.
Do not use a font that is smaller than 8 point.
Fonts should be traditional; do not use italics, script or more than one font on your resume.
Check spelling and grammar.
If you have an objective statement, consider including some of your skills. The resume should show the employer what you have to offer them, NOT what you want to get from them.
Avoid using personal pronouns - such as I, me, and my
Your name should stand out - consider putting it in a larger font size
Font size 10-12 if generally acceptable. Anything else is hard to read.
Under educational information - List your CGPA only if it is 3.0 and above.
Under educational information - Put the type of degree AND the major (E.G.Bachelor of Arts in Psychology).
Write out the name of the degree that you are receiving (E.G. Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts)
Avoid abbreviations - the employer who is reading your resume may not necessarily know what you are referring to.
Your high school information is not necessary.
You should list your most recent college education only.
Your information should be in chronological order - most recent experience should be first.
You should not have duplicated information. If you have information in one place, you should not repeat it somewhere else in your resume.
Use bulleted points under your experience and/or accomplishments. This makes it easier to read.
Under work experience - you should include the position/job title, the Month and the Year, you should reflect results-oriented accomplishments (E.G. increased sales by 20%).
You do not need to list your supervisor's name and the company's complete address.
It is not necessary to include you birth date, marital status or a picture
You should list your awards/honors (if work related) under a separate category.
I recommend having a one page resume - unless you have significant "relevant" work that warrants a longer resume (Such as if the experience relates to your objective).
Consider adding an "Additional Information" category - and list your job titles and dates. This way you can eliminate clutter and still account for employment gaps.
Don't mention the names of your parents, spouses, relatives and their occupations, take from me, nobody is interested in it.
Don't write your present, permanent and temporary address; nobody is interested in it.
Don't mention the details about your references, in your resume, if you are able to get through the interview, your prospective employer will ask you to give references.
Personal SWOT Analysis is necessary to prepare your Curriculum Vitae

Internal positive aspects that are under control and upon which you may capitalize in planning

·Work Experience
·Education, including value-added features
·Strong technical knowledge within your field (e.g. hardware, software, programming languages)
·Specific transferable skills, e.g., communication, teamwork, leadership skills
Communication: Speaking effectively

Writing concisely
Listening attentively
Expressing ideas
Research and Planning: Creating ideas ; Gathering information; Solving problems ; Setting goals ; Analyzing

Human Relations: Developing rapport

Being Sensitive
Conveying feelings
Providing support for others
Sharing credit Organization, Management and Leadership: Initiating new ideas; Handling details

Coordinating tasks Work Survival: Being punctual

Managing time
Attending to detail
Meeting goals
Enlisting help
Accepting responsibility
Setting and meeting deadlines
Making decisions.
Personal characteristics (e.g., strong work ethic, self-discipline, ability to work under pressure, creativity, optimism, or a high level of energy
Good contacts/successful networking
Interaction with professional organizations

Internal negative aspects that are under your control and that you may plan to improve

Lack of Work Experience
Low GPA, wrong major
Lack of goals, lack of self-knowledge, lack of specific job knowledge
Weak technical knowledge
Weak skills (leadership, interpersonal, communication, teamwork)
Weak job-hunting skills
Negative personal characteristics (e.g., poor work ethic, lack of discipline, lack of motivation, indecisiveness, shyness, too emotional

Positive external conditions that you do not control but of which you can plan to take advantage

Positive trends in your field that will create more jobs (e.g., growth, globalization, technological advances)

Opportunities you could have in the field by enhancing your education
Field is particularly in need of your set of skills
Opportunities you could have through greater self-knowledge, more specific job goals
Opportunities for advancement in your field
Opportunities for professional development in your field
Career path you've chosen provides unique opportunities
Strong network

Negative external conditions that you do not control but the effect of which you may be able to lessen

Negative trends in your field that diminish jobs (downsizing, obsolescence)
Competition from your cohort of college graduates
Competitors with superior skills, experience, knowledge
Competitors with better job-hunting skills than you
Competitors who went to schools with better reputations.
Obstacles in your way (e.g., lack of the advanced education/training you need to take advantage of opportunities)
Limited advancement in your field, advancement is cut-throat and competitive
Limited professional development in your field, so it's hard to stay marketable
Companies are not hiring people with your major/degree
Preparing your Resume

While no "right" or "proper" design for resume content exists, a few guidelines for resume format are commonly accepted practices. Following these structural rules for your resume will help you present a professional impression to prospective employers.

Resume Length
One page is the accepted rule for resume length. A three-page resume should only be used if you have extensive experience or qualifications relevant to the position for which you are applying. If you do choose to develop a two-page resume, be sure to organize your content in a manner that places the information most likely to impress an employer on the first page. If the first page is not impressive, then an employer may not even look at the second page.

Type Size and Style
A resume should always be typed with the font size between 10 point and 14 point and with absolutely no information crossed out or handwritten. In regards to the type style, use a style that is professional and easy to read. Dense styles and styles with curlicues should be avoided. A few common font styles are Times, Schoolbook, New Century, Optima, Palatino, Helvetica, Futura, Universe, and Courier.

TIP: Prepare your resume using a computer word processing program. It will be much easier to edit and to create different versions of your resume if you have it saved to disk.

The margins of your resume serve two basic purposes. First, the margins can contribute to the visual appeal of your resume. Overly narrow margins can make your resume appear jumbled, and overly wide margins can project a perception of emptiness in your resume. The standard rule of thumb is to set your margins at one inch (1") on all sides to create a well-balanced design. If you are in a crunch for space, try decreasing the top and bottom margins slightly, but avoid decreasing the side margins. Side margins are the key to the second purpose of your resume margins, to provide your prospective employer with space to make notes on you resume.

Sentence Structure
"To the point" is how sentences should be written when constructing your resume. Sentences should be brief and informative rather than long and excessively descriptive.

Short sentences are easier and faster to read and to understand, showing that you value the time the prospective employer is taking to review your resume. Also, be sure that the grammatical structure of your sentences is correct and consistent. Past tense should be used when describing experiences you have already had or activities in which you have already participated. Present tense should be used only to describe those activities you are involved in now, such as your current job. You should also avoid beginning sentences with the word "I"; the employer already knows that the resume is about you.

Word Choice
Be active in your word choice on your resume. Begin your sentences with action verbs that describe exactly what you did, or are still doing, in your experiences and activities.

Paper Selection & Printing
When you are ready to print the final copy of your resume, a professional quality paper and printer should be used. A bond paper with a watermark in a solid conservative color, such as white, ivory, or light gray, is the best stationary to use. Dark colored paper and patterned paper should be avoided because more than one person will likely photocopy your resume for review, and dark or patterned paper does not copy well. A laser printer should be used to print your resume with the watermark of the stationary right-side up and face forward.

TIP: Don't rely on spell check to catch all of the errors in your resume. Be sure you proofread your resume, and have several others proofread it as well. Errors imply you didn't put your full effort into your resume, therefore the job isn't important to you.

Content of your Resume

Personal Details
Obviously every resume will have this section to start it off. Remember however to keep these details to a minimum. Your name, phone number and email address are all that is required.

You do not need to indicate your date of birth, marital status, number of children, or supply a personal photo. Other details should only be included if they are required. Otherwise you can address specific criteria in a covering letter.

Career Goals
If you are applying for graduate positions this just needs to be a short statement that broadly outlines both your short and long-term goals. It demonstrates that you have started to think about the directions in which you would like to go and is not something that potential employers are going to hold you to for the next 10 years.

Start with the most recent qualification and work backward in a chronological order. List the title of the degree(s), name of the institution and date of completion. You may also want to include your CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) or current GPA. Be sure to explain the scale of 1 to 7 e.g. GPA of 6.5 on a scale of 1- 7;7 being the highest. You may also include your major(s) so that the employer is more familiar with your qualifications. Do not list all of the subjects you have studied and the grades gained at this point in your resume.

If you have been awarded certificates for training include these details in this section. Remember to check the relevance of the certificates with the requirements of the positions you are applying for.

Employment History
Information under this heading can be organized in a number of ways depending on what you wish to highlight. Many start with their most recent position and work backwards throughout the years. You may have taken a position some time ago that is relevant to your current interests, therefore place it on top of the list to ensure its prominence.

Regardless of order, be sure to include information such as your position, the name of the organization, the time you were employed with them, and a brief outline of the duties you performed and the skills, abilities and knowledge you developed as a result of the work (give the most detail to jobs which are professionally relevant or have transferable skills).

Specialist Skills
This section can be in point form, to highlight how your studies are relevant to the position you are applying for. Include any relevant projects, thesis or assignments you have completed and any skills that you have obtained throughout your degree that will make the potential employer interested in your application. For example they may be degree specific skills, general skills such as communication, research abilities, computer knowledge (say what packages etc), and familiarity with statistics. Looking at a range of job advertisements will help you to identify what to include in this section.

Membership of Associations
If you are a member of certain (usually professional) associations that will be relevant to the position you are applying for, include them.

You can include any academic awards achieved where relevant. List these in point form and make sure to identify those that were tertiary or secondary.

This section is used by employers to identify that you have set various goals for yourself and worked to achieve them. Achievements may be academic, sporting, personal or community based. In essence, an achievement is anything that was a milestone for you or demonstrated leadership and initiative.

When you have finished your draft resume, go back through it and make sure that the majority of it is in a point or brief format. Be sure that you are emphasizing or highlighting the main aspects you want an employer to note. Look carefully at the layout and order of your resume to ensure that you are doing everything you can to make it an easy to read document.

Note: Use this as an example and change the format to suit your needs.


Understanding how employers use resumes and the basic structure and contents of a resume can help you write a winning document. When putting together a resume it is important to put yourself in the employer's shoes. What would make an employer read one resume over another?

Employers in essence want to know how hiring you will benefit their business now and in the future. It is therefore very important to research and understand the position for which you are applying. Decide what skills, abilities and knowledge are needed to be successful in the position within the organization.

The information contained in your resume should represent a succinct time line of employment (paid and unpaid), education, training, skills, and personal attributes that you have been developing. Always draw attention to your abilities, knowledge and your skills that relate directly to the position or are transferable to the position.

Employer is busy; he is not having enough time to read your resume, so just "Keep It Simple and Sweet". As they say, your resume must be like a mini-skirt of a girl,- "Should give enough information to get interested in you and hide enough to explore, "Across the Interview Table".

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Beware of ants...

Incident One:

A little boy died because surgeons found ants in his brain! Apparently this boy fell asleep with some sweets in his mouth or with some sweet stuff beside him.

Ants soon got to him and some ants in fact crawled into his ear which somehow managed to go to his brain. When he woke up, he did not realize that ants had gone to his head.

After that, he constantly complained about itchiness around his face. His mother brought him to a doctor, but the doctor could not figure out what was wrong with him. He took an X-ray of the boy and to his horror; he found a group of live ants in his skull. Since the ants were still alive, the doctor could not operate on him because the ants were constantly moving around. The boy finally died. So please be careful when leaving food stuff near your bed or when eating in bed. This might attract ants. Most importantly,

NEVER you or your child eat sweets before going to bed. You or your child might attract ants while you are asleep.

Incident Two:
Another similar incident happened in a hospital in Taiwan . This man was warded in the hospital and was constantly warned by the nurses not to leave food stuff by his bedside because there were ants about. He did not heed their advice. Ants finally got to him. His family members said that the man constantly complained about headaches. He died and a postmortem or autopsy was done on him. Doctors found a group of live ants in his head. Apparently, the ants had been eating bits of his brain. So friends, better be safe than sorry. Never leave food stuff beside your bed you when you go to sleep.