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  1. 1. The Great Indian Blunder The entire world is advancing, moving forward taking giant leaps, in the field of medicines, space, IT. We Indians claim to be the future superpower, but what really is going on right now, proves to be a global mockery of our country by our own people. I'm talkin about quot;Ram Setuquot; that quot;the HINDU EXTREMISTquot; claim was built by Ram, i don't know what is the basis of their claim. They claim NASA footage shows that there is a bridge between India and Sri-lanka. But, the footages that they're using as the basis of their claim, NASA itself backs off from it, n says that quot;Some people have taken pictures taken by our astronauts to make their claim. No position can be taken on the basis of these photographs in any way,' Braukus said when asked to comment on the controversy surrounding the site of the proposed Rs.24 billion Sethusamudram canal project off India's southern tip. Now, what point VHP and BJP want to prove by blocking roads? creating a stir across the nation? calling India as a Hindu nation(so, can only Hindus live in India)? They're are just filling our Indian minds with stuffs, that instead of takin us to 21st century will throw us back to the quot;Ram Eraquot;. Then, we can proudly claim that it is our Ram setu, n bluild more like that... I'm wonderin how will they use that bridge? they can't even run their cycle on it, whatever, If we believe in what these so called quot;HINDU RAKSHAKquot; are claimin, so be prepared. If they would have protested on scientific grounds, environmental grounds, it would have made sense, the basis that they are using to protest, jus makes me laugh. If they claim Ram is a god, n u know what God means. did he only create that Bridge? hmm, if yes, then he's no good god at all, God created this whole world, preserve it, God isnt' the creator of a mere bridge, neither he can be identified with it. Grow up be mature, Respect Every religion, that is what India is identified as, preserve it's identity ABCL Coporation Ltd.
  2. 2. ANAND jab BOMBAY TO GOA gaya to DON ban gaya.Uske raaste ke pathar KABHI KABHI uski MILLI ke KASME VAADE ki tarah ABHIMAAN paida kar oose PARWANA ban NE par MAJBOOR kar deta the. BARSAAT KI EK RAAT mein LAAWARIS dil me SHOLAY bhadak uthe. Logon se YAARANA badhakar ye SAUDAGAR apna KHOON PASINA bahata hua ek SILSILA jamata raha. Lekin hai re NASEEB! Ek NAMAK HALAAL par ek NAMAK HARAAM NE TRISHUL phek kar oose KHUDDAR se DESH DROHI bana diya. ANDHA KANOON aur ADAALAT kabhi is MR. NATWARLAL ko GIRAFTAAR na kar sake. Who MAHAAN se NAASTIK ban kar kabhi AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY, kabhi SHARABI, kabhi KAALIA, kabhi COOLIE ban at. Aur kabhi HERA PHERI kar SATTE PE SATTA marta. Lekin ek din wo KAALA PATHTHAR ek DESH PREMI ban gaya. Oos MARD me ek SHAKTI jaagi aur wo MUQADDAR KA SIKANDAR samay ki GANGA JAMNA SARASWATI paar kar SHAHENSHAH ban gaya! HUM ye nahi jaante ke kal KOUN BANEGA CROREPATI? Sirf itna jaante hai ki agar aap ko bhi iis AGNEEPATH aur KOHRAM se guzar na hai to to aap bhi AAJ KA ARJUN ban kar dekh lo. AKELA nikal pado TOOFAN ki tarah AAKHRI RASTA ki taraf! Agar MRITYUDAATA bane to hathon me ZANZEER hogi aur apne aap ko DEEWAR ke ander paoge. Aur MAJOR SAAB
  3. 3. bane to RAAM BALRAAM ki tarah SHAAN se AJOOBA paoge.... Bad spending Habits Do you have to buy that new dress enticingly displayed in the shop window when you pass it? Do dinner plans mostly involve wine and a dinner jacket? Do credit cards companies frequently upgrade you to premium cards or keep mailing discount vouchers? If the answers to most of these questions are positive, your wallet is probably biting more than it can chew. What do you do in such a situation? Read on to gather some pointers on curbing the spending habit. 1. Plan daily expenses Make a list of the number of days in the week you have returned home completely out of cash. Most spendthrifts are only constrained by the amount of money they carry on themselves. With plastic money becoming the more preferred option worldwide, the sky is the limit for your expenses! Run through your day in your mind before leaving home, and take money accordingly. Ask yourself before each purchase/ expenditure if it was planned at the start of the day. Do not exceed 10-15 per cent of your daily budget on unplanned expenses, and not more than 20 per cent for the entire week on the same. For most working people, Rs 300-350 per day is quite sufficient for their day-to-day-expenses. So, even on the safer side, a weekly budget of Rs 3,000 should suffice. Anything in excess of this on a consistent basis might be a cause for alarm. 2. Eating out An absolute inevitability since this is what most plans materialise into. What other options does one have in crowded cities after a hectic day at college or at work? So, what is a good place to eat at? One with great ambience, a tempting menu or one at a plush downtown
  4. 4. location; the answer is not as easy as it seems. A common mistake most of us commit is to expect all these factors together in a single lunch/ dinner experience. Over a month, split your 'perfect outing' expectations into separate inexpensive outings. Visit a place known just for its good food once, the week after that focus a little more on the ambience and less on the food. Not only will you have more outings and experiences to recount, they will also be far richer and significantly inexpensive. Do not indulge in cola drinks/ sodas at restaurants. Avoid ice creams there too, since you needlessly pay a surcharge. In case of an excessive order, do not feel embarrassed to ask for the remaining food to be packed. Not only will this save you some money the next day, in all probability it will beat your average meal at home hands down. 3. Shopping For a majority of people, shopping basically involves clothes, gadgets and other commodities. Split your shopping into two categories: necessity and splurge. After all, cutting down on expenses does not mean giving up on splurging altogether. Frequent factory outlets for branded clothes and shoes. Also, do not let the aura of your branded apparel cannibalise each other. Mix and match your branded jeans with a plain tee or that branded tee with a shirt thrown over it. Being noticed is not a function of your spending, but of how well you flaunt it. When it comes to gadgets, try looking for devices with multiple features to suit your needs. For example, rather than buying an MP3 player and a stylish phone, you might want to go for a music phone. If you are a movie buff, a DVD player might be a cheaper option in the long run to catching evening shows in multiplexes. 4. Monthly bills
  5. 5. Mobile phones are one of the chief damage causers to most monthly budgets. Choose a tariff plan according to your usage, and keep checking for updated plans. This applies to heavy and moderate users alike. There have been cases where customers have paid monthly rental costs that exceed their actual phone usage. Remember that lower call rates and higher tariffs help if you are a heavy user, not generically for all usage patterns. If you operate among a close set of friends, it will prove cheaper if you all get connections from the same service provider. Air conditioners and boilers/ geysers are a further cause for worry at the end of each month. Set the air conditioner on timer mode and try keeping the temperature around 24 degrees. Remember to switch off boilers while bathing; unlike geysers, they store hot water unlike geysers and are hence functional for a good few minutes after being switched off. 5. Invest Most people have turned spendthrift these days due to the rise in the disposable incomes; also, everyone is moving up the economic ladder. Investing is a sensible option on many fronts: be it just saving money, getting healthy returns or tax saving purposes. If you are a compulsive spender, try splitting your investments month-wise. This will ensure you save some money every month; these small savings add up to a healthy investment at the year-end. You could choose between SIPs (Systematic Investment Plans) or a more secure government saving scheme. Over-spending is a matter of habit more than anything else. Maintaining a monthly expense sheet will help you sort out most of these problems conveniently. To help with the motivation, keep rewarding yourself with a day of splurging for a fortnight well-planned. Unlike
  6. 6. what most people may say, over-spending is not a habit one can give up gradually. Like most bad habits, it has to be nipped in the bud. So take charge, and spend wise. Insure Wisely Though agents promote Ulips instead of term policies, the latter make more sense for pure insurance purposes. Sanjay Khatri, a young telecom professional, was recently purchasing a life insurance policy. While scouting for the right product through different agents, he found that a large number of agents were very gung-ho about Unit Linked Insurance Plans (Ulips). quot;The returns are very good and you get both investment and insurance on a single policy,quot; he was told. On cross checking with his friends, he found that some of them had also bought similar policies. With his mind made up, he approached his financial planner to scout for a Ulip that matched his age profile. But to his surprise, the planner shot down the basic idea to buy a Ulip. The advice was clear: quot;No point in buying a policy that is way too expensive and does not provide adequate cover.quot; When he sought an explanation, here's what he got: Ulips typically charge you a large number of fees. This starts with premium allocation charge, followed by policy administration charge, fund management charge... the list goes on. Especially, in the first year, there is a deduction of about over 40 per cent from your premium. In the next two years, these amounts come down but it is still as high as 20 per cent. Only in the fourth year onwards, it settles at 4 per cent per annum. Compare this with a pure term policy and the numbers are dramatically different -- a mere 7 per cent in the first year.
  7. 7. Also, Ulips do not give an adequate insurance cover. For instance, a 30-year-old buying a term policy of Rs 50 lakh (Rs 5 million) per annum will have to pay a premium of Rs 15,000 odd per annum while an aggressive Ulip with the same cover would cost over Rs 200,000 per annum. Says Rahul Aggarwal, CEO, Optima Risk Management Services, quot;Term policies help people who have modest budgets to get high insurance cover.quot; So, what makes Ulips attractive? Ulips promise great returns in the long run while in case of a term policy, you do not get any survival benefit. And that is where the sellers get you. Says Rahul Aggarwal, CEO, Optima Risk Management Services, quot;Ulips sales are driven by stock market buoyancy.quot; According to him, people who already have adequate term cover and understand stock market risks should only buy these products. And more importantly, when the insurance broker tries to sell you Ulips, you should simply ask him for his brokerage. A cool 35 per cent in the first year itself. For a term policy, he would barely get 2-5 per cent. Says Agarawal, quot;Ulips neither give adequate cover nor are they efficient saving instruments. Since the insurers and the distribution channels have entrenched interest in promoting them, customer education and awareness should become the main tool in controlling fallacious and misleading sales.quot; Also, Ulips do not allow you to surrender the policy in the first three years. And if you were to do so, the money would only come back after the completion of the third year. As for the returns, while some companies boast of good Net Asset Values , one can only gauge the actual returns once it is multiplied by the number of units. This is because, insurance companies also deduct some costs from the units that is allotted to you. In short, remember that the best thing you can buy from an insurance company is quot;an insurance policy.quot; And for
  8. 8. investments, there are always mutual funds and stocks. The First... ( INDIAN ) Actress of the Talkies ----------------- Zubeida, Alam Ara(1931) Actress to win Padma Shri Award ----------------- Nargis Dutt(1958) Architect ------------------ Maha Govinda(5th C.BC) Aryabhatta Medal Winner ------------------ K.R. Ramanathan(1977) Bharat Ratna Award Winner ------------------- C.Rajgopalachari( 1954) British Governor General of Indian Union ------------ Lord Louis Mountbatten( Aug. 15, 1947-June 20, 1948) Captain of Test Cricket -------------------- C.K.Nayudu(1932) Century in Test Cricket -------------------- Lala Amarnath(1933- 1934) Chairman of Rajaya Sabha -------------------- S.V.Krishnamoorthy( 1952) Chevalier Award Winner -------------------- Sivaji Ganesan Chief Election Commissioner -------------------- Sukumar Sen(1950-1958) Chief Justice of India -------------------- Hiralal J.Kania(1950- 1951) Chief of Air Staff -------------------- Sir Thomas Elmhirst(1947- 1950) Chief of Army Staff to die in harness ---------------- B.C.Joshi(1994) Chief of Coast Guard -------------------- V.A.Kamath(1978- 1980) Chief of Naval Staff -------------------- R.D.Katari(1958- 1962) Commander-in- Chief -------------------- K.M.Cariappa( 1949-1953) Cosmonaut --------------------- Rakesh Sharma(1984) Dada Saheb Phalke Award Winner -------------------- Devika Rani Roerich(1969) Dancer to perform abroad ---------------------- Uday Shankar
  9. 9. Deputy Prime Minister ---------------------- Vallabhbhai Patel(1947-1950) Deputy Prime Minister to die in harness ------------- Vallabhbhai Patel(1950) Elected President ---------------------- S.Radhakrishnan( 1962-1967) Emperor of Mughal Dynasty ---------------------- Babar(1526-1530) Field Marshal ---------------------- S.H.F.J.Manekshaw( 1973) Film Star Chief Minister ---------------------- M.G.Ramachandran( Tamil Nadu, 1977) Financial Minister to present the ----------------------- Manmohan Singh (1933, 1994, 1995) Budget three times in a row Finix Award Winner ----------------------- Sr.P.C.Sorcar Geometer ---------------------- Baudhayana, Sulva Sutras(800 BC) Governor General of British India --------------------- Warren Hastings(1774- 1785) Grammarian ---------------------- Panini, Ashtadhyaayi( 6th C. BC) Helms Award Winner ---------------------- Kunwar Digvijay Singh Babu(1952) Home Minister ---------------------- Vallabhbhai Patel(1946) ICS Officer ---------------------- Satyendranath Tagore Indian Chief of Air Staff ---------------------- S.Mukherjee( 1954-1960) Indian Governor General of Indian Union ------------ M.Rajendra Singh(April 1, 1955-May 14, 1955) Indian Woman President of I N C -------------------- Sarojini Naidu(1925) J.C.Bose Medal Winner --------------------- V.Ramalingaswami( 1977) Jain Tithankara --------------------- Rishabha Dev Jananpith Award Winner ---------------------- G.Sankara Kurup,
  10. 10. Odakuzhal(1965) Lady of the Indian Film ---------------------- Devika Rani Roerich Lata Mangeshkar Award Winner ---------------------- Naushad(1984) Lawgiver ----------------------- Manu, Manu Smirti(3100 BC) Man to climb Mount Everest without oxygen ----------- Phu Dorjee(1984) Man to climb Mount Everest ---------------------- Tanzing Norgay(with Edumund Hillary, 1953) Man to make solo Flight(from US to India) ------------ Satish Soman(1994) Man to swim across English Channel ------------------- Mihir Sen(1966) Man to swim several Straits in one calender year ----- Mihir Sen(1966) Managing Director of World Bank -------------------- Gautam Kaji(1995) Member of British Parliament -------------------- Dadabhai Naoroji(1862) Member of Viceroy's Executive Council --------------- Sir S.P.Sinha(1909) Miss Universe -------------------- Sushmita Sen(1994) Miss World --------------------- Reita Faria(1966) Musician to get Padma Bhushan ---------------------- M.S.Subbulakshmi( 1954,1975) and Padma Vibhushana Musician to get Ramon Magsaysay Award -------------- M.S.Subbulakshami( 1974) Naval Pilot ---------------------- Y.N.Singh(1941) Nishan-Eey-Pakistan Award Winner --------------------- Morarji Desai(1991) Nobel Prize Winner ---------------------- Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali(1913) Olympic Medal Winner ------------------------ Norman Pritchard,
  11. 11. Silver(1900) Oscar Winner ------------------------- Bhanu Athaiya Patricide ------------------------- Ajatshatru's killing of Bimbisara(494 BC) Physically handicapped mountaineer ---------------------- Baba Manindra Pal Pilot ----------------------- J.R.D.Tata, Tata Airlines(1929) Presentation of Budget ------------------------ R.K.Shanmugham Chetty, Finance Minister(1947) Presentation of General Budget ------------------------ C.D.Deshmukh, Finance Minister(1952) President ------------------------ Rajendra Prasad(1950- 1962) President of Indian National Congress -------------------- W.C.Bannerjee( 1885) President of International Court of Justice ---------------- Nagendra Singh(1970) President to die in harness ----------------------- Zakir Hussain(1967- 1969) Prime Minister ------------------------ Jawaharlal Nehru(1947-1964) Prime Minister to be assassinated ------------------------ Indira Gandhi(1984) Prime Minister to die in harness ------------------------- Jawaharlal Nerhru(1964) Prime Minister to head a minority government ------------ Choudhary Charan Singh(July 28, 1979-Jan,14, 1980) Prime Minister to resign from office ---------------------- Morarji Desai(1979) Prime Minister who did not face Parliament -------------- Chaudhary Charan Singh(July 28, 1979-Jan 14, 1980) Raman Medal Winner ---------------------- Salim Moinuddin Ahmed Ali(1979)
  12. 12. Raman Magsaysay Award Winner ----------------------- Vinoba Bhave(1958) Recipient of Stalin Peace Prize ----------------------- Saifuddin Kitchlew(1954) Recipient of World Food Prize ----------------------- M.S.Swaminathan( 1987) S.Ramanujan Medal Winner ----------------------- S.Chandrashekhar( 1962) S.S.Bhatnagar Medal Winner ----------------------- Atma Ram(1959) Scientist ----------------------- Uddalaka Aruni(560 BC) Slave Ruler of India ----------------------- Qutb-ud-din Aibak(1206-1210) Speaker in Hindi at the UN ----------------------- Atal Bihari Vajpayee(1977) Speaker of Lok Sabha ------------------------ Ganesh Vasudeo Mavalankar(1952- 1957) Test-tube baby ------------------------- Baby Harsha or Indira(1986) Vice-President ------------------------- S.Radhakrishnan( 1952-1962) Viceroy of India ------------------------- Lord Canning (1858-1862) Woman (Muslim) Ruler of India ------------------------- Razia Sultana(1236- 1240) Woman Advocate -------------------------- Cornelia Sorabji(1894) Woman Ambassador -------------------------- Vijayalakshmi Pandit(U.S.S. R., 1947-1949) Woman at Antarctica --------------------------- Meher Moos(1976) Woman Central Minister -------------------------- Rajkumari Amrit Kaur(Health) Woman Chief Justice(of High Court) ------------------------- Leila Seth(Himachal Pradesh, 1991)
  13. 13. Woman Chief Minister ------------------------- Sucheta Kriplani(Uttar Pradesh, 1963-1967) Woman Foreign Minister -------------------------- Lakshmi N. Menon(1957-1966) Woman Secretary General of Rajya Sabha ---------------- V.S.Rama Devi(1993) Woman Governor ------------------------- Sarojini Naidu(Uttar Pradesh, 1963-1967) Woman IAS Officer --------------------------- Anna Rajam George(1950) Woman IPS Officer ---------------------------- Kiran Bedi(1974) Woman Jet Commander -------------------------- Saudamini Deshmukh Woman Jnanpithpith Award Winner ------------------------- Ashapurna Devi, Prathama Pratishruti( 1976) Woman Judge of Supreme Court --------------------------- Meera Sahib Fatima Beevi(1989) Woman Minister of State -------------------------- Vijayalakshmi Pandit(Uttar Pradesh, 1937) Woman Missionary --------------------------- Sanghamitra, daughter of King Ashoka (Sri Lanka, 3rd C.BC) Woman Pilot (Commercial) -------------------------- Prem Mathur(Deccan Airways, 1951) Woman Pilot (Indian Airlines) ------------------------- Durga Banerjee(1966- 1988) Woman President of Indian National Congress ------------ Annie Besant(1917) Woman President of UN General Assembly --------------- Vijayalakshmi Pandit(1953) Woman Prime Minister ------------------------- Indira Gandhi(1966- 1977, 1980-1984) Woman Sahitya Akademi Award Winner ----------------- Amrita Pritam,
  14. 14. Sunehre(1956) Woman to climb Mount Everest ------------------------- Bachendri Pal(1984) Woman to perform a solo Flight ------------------------ Harita Kaur Deol(1944) Woman to swim across English Channel --------------- Arati Saha(1959) Woman to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar ----------- Arti Pradhan Woman to win an Asian Gold ----------------------- Kamaljit Sandhu(1970) Woman to go in Space ------------------------ Dr.Kalpana Chawla(November 1997) Twelve books that changed the world 1.The Origin of Species When Charles Darwin's book went on sale to the trade on November 22, 1859 the stock of 1,250 copies was oversubscribed. His theory: Evolution was by natural selection, not a divine process. The most enthusiastic response came from radical atheists, who hailed Darwin as quot;the greatest revolutionist in natural history of this centuryquot; but clerics were pained at his theory which entirely ruled
  15. 15. out divine intervention and destroyed the idea that all creatures were immutably made during the seven-day Creation. 2.The FA Rule Book In 1863, the Football Association's First Rule Book set out a list which regulated the game in and around London, though for quite some time the provinces clubs continued to follow their local rules. The FA Rule Book forms the basis for the modern rules of the game. 1st game played under the rules: January 9, 1863 at Battersea Park in south-west London.
  16. 16. 3.Shakespeare's 1st Folio The first collected edition of William Shakespeare's plays was published in 1623. Collection: 36 plays, 18 of which were published for the first time, thus saving such works as The Tempest and Macbeth from probable extinction. Collected by: Actor editors John Heminge and Henry Condell. These plays were not attributed to Shakespeare until the date of publication, seven years after his death. 4.Principia Mathematica Isaac Newton in his Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published on July 5, 1687 describes the
  17. 17. universal gravitation and, via his laws of motion, laid the groundwork for classical mechanics. Generally regarded as one of the most important works in the history of science, it also contains the Hypotheses non fingo (quot;I do not assert that any hypotheses are truequot;). 5.The Wealth of Nations The Scottish economist Adam Smith's groundbreaking book, published in 1776, is the first complete system of political economy by the articulator of laissez-faire capitalism. It set the foundation for modern economics. He supports the theory that the less government interferes with business, the more prosperous the nation will be.
  18. 18. 6.Wilberforce's speech On May 12, 1789, the Tory MP William Wilberforce made his first speech against the slave trade. It was a speech that changed history. Wilberforce said: quot;...having heard all of this you may choose to look the other way but you can never again say that you did not know.quot; Until then it was possible for people in Britain to say that they did not know the truth about slavery.. Secrets of Job-Hopping Whoever said, 'A rolling stone gathers no moss', certainly didn't belong to our times! A few years ago, three or four jobs hops in 24-36 months on a resume would have spelt doom. But the rules have changed. A rolling stone now reaches faraway lands and for the good! Says Astad Dhunjisha, manager, HR, ICICI, quot;The average job tenure has gone down drastically. Job hopping is not stigmatised anymore.quot;
  19. 19. Jeevanand, web consultant with a leading portal, says, quot;The scene has changed so drastically that if you have been with a company for long, people begin to question your credibility.quot; That might be quite the other extreme. But the fact remains that, these days, employers are much more tolerant to job-hopping. When is it fine to job-hop? Sherry, assistant manager, HR, Percept, says, quot;Job- hopping is more frequent and acceptable at the junior levels. Besides, it is seen as an asset or a liability, depending on the position applied for.quot; Meltan D'Costa, assistant GM, Hathway, seconds this, saying, quot;Job-hopping might be looked upon as an asset for a sales/ marketing position, which requires exposure to various markets. But for an operations/ accounts position, the job demands someone who has a more stable track record.quot; So hoppers, if it adds value to your job profile, go for it! What motivates a hopper? HR professionals and employees agree unanimously that the top reasons for quitting a job are: a better paying job, better job profile and career growth opportunities. But besides these obvious positive motivators job dissatisfaction, untimely appraisals, odd work hours and personal problems are catching up as negative motivators. Many believe that job-hopping in the initial years helps you test the waters. Ritesh*, senior systems analyst, with six job hops in six years, says, quot;Job-hopping in the early years helps you explore various options, learn what you are cut
  20. 20. out for, experiment with different genres and expose yourself to various work cultures before you makes a final decision to settle down.quot; Can HR do anything about it? Job-hopping leading to the decrease in the overall life cycle of a job isn't exactly viewed as an ugly-faced monster. Most believe that a moderate attrition rate is a necessary evil. HR personnel across industries agree that a full- fledged retention strategy will bring down attrition rates. Besides monetary compensations which can be matched easily by competitors, a competitive environment, a diverse profile where learning is possible and sense of fulfillment go a long way to make employees feel valued. Says Manisha Kelkar, senior manager HR, WNS Services, quot;Youngsters need to be educated and made to realise that if they are looking to craft a career, they have to look beyond meagre monetary changes.quot; Job hops that seem frivolous could affect your career advancement in a big way. How does one know when to hop? For those who need adhesives to help them stick on to their jobs, there is something called a decent minimum interval, which makes it safe to roll on. But the general rule that both employees and employers agree on is a minimum interval of one year at the junior level and two to three years at the senior levels. Says Dharmesh, systems analyst, at a leading web site, quot;Job-hops help quick raises in the salary, but don't help you move up the ladder. But hanging on to
  21. 21. your job works exactly the other way around.quot; So hoppers, choose what is important to you and roll with it! Job hopper dos and don'ts! Here are things you must keep in mind if your resume looks more like the central railway map with a halt at every station! 1. Don't change jobs for a meagre increase in salary (a few thousands), unless it is absolutely critical to your health. 2. Don't ever make the reason for your change of job seem trivial or unnecessary, but a rational conscious decision taken with caution. 3. At an interview, justify every career move in a rational way when asked. 4. Don't drop out jobs from your resume that you think will convey a negative impression. Highlight the positive outcome of each job shift. Masking your resume doesn't really help. 5. Always make a cost-benefit analysis of working with your present employer vis-a-vis working with the future one. The points to focus on are: money, designation, growth opportunities, work hours, work environment, etc. If four or more are in favour of your new job, you can safely quit. 6. If you have hopped for positive reasons, highlight the achievements, the experience gained with the exposure, the personal and professional growth achieved, and employers will be more than eager to take you in. 7. Never belittle or defame your previous employer or your company and you mark them as the reason for your leaving the job. This attitude reflects lack of
  22. 22. professionalism. And, finally, remember: you can't keep hopping all your life! Is there a stop to the hop? What comes to mind here is the vision of a future so beautifully sketched by Alvin Toffler in his Future Shock. As he sees it, in the world of the future, the job turnover rates will reach an all-time high. An average 20-year old will change six to seven jobs in a lifetime. People will not just have a career but serial careers, so to speak. The job that each person does will be measured not just in terms of his/ her present job, but the 'trajectory' his/ her career has had. Shocking? Not really! Do U Know Shakespeare invented the word 'assassination' and 'bump'. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. The electric chair was invented by a dentist. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to Squirt blood 30 feet. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear By 700 times. Ants don't sleep .
  23. 23. Owls have eyeballs that are tubular in shape, because of this, they cannot move their eyes. A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat. The mouse is the most common mammal in the US. A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime. The Canary Islands were not named for a bird called a canary. They were named after a breed of large dogs. The Latin name was Canariae insulae - quot;Island of Dogs.quot; There are 701 types of pure breed dogs. A polecat is not a cat. It is a nocturnal European weasel. The animal responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito. The biggest pig in recorded history was Big Boy of Black Mountain, North Carolina, who was weighed at 1,904 pounds in 1939. Cats respond most readily to names that end in an quot;eequot; sound. A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor. Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can be sunburned. * Snakes are immune to their own poison. An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes. Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
  24. 24. The biggest member of the cat family is the male lion, which weighs 528 pounds (240 kilograms). Most lipstick contains fish scales. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants. Each day in the US, animal shelters are forced to destroy 30,000 dogs and cats. A shrimp's heart is in their head. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit. A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death. The cat lover is an ailurophile, while a cat hater is an ailurophobe. A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second. It may take longer than two days for a chick to break out of its shell. Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects, flying 50 to 60 mph. Despite man's fear and hatred of the wolf, it has not ever been proved that a non-rabid wolf ever attacked a human. There are more than 100 million dogs and cats in the United States. Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year. Cat's urine glows under a black light . The largest cockroach on record is one measured at 3.81 inches in length. It is estimated that a single toad may catch and eat as
  25. 25. many as 10,000 insects in the course of a summer. Amphibians eyes come in a variety shapes and sizes. Some even have square or heart-shaped pupils. It would require an average of 18 hummingbirds to weigh in at 1 ounce. Dogs that do not tolerate small children well are the St. Bernard, the Old English sheep dog, the Alaskan malamute, the bull terrier, and the toy poodle. Moles are able to tunnel through 300 feet of earth in a day. Howler monkeys are the noisiest land animals. Their calls can be heard over 2 miles away. A quarter of the horses in the US died of a vast virus epidemic in 1872. The fastest bird is the Spine-tailed swift, clocked at speeds of up to 220 miles per hour. There is no single cat called the panther. The name is commonly applied to the leopard, but it is also used to refer to the puma and the jaguar. A black panther is really a black leopard. A capon is a castrated rooster. The world's largest rodent is the Capybara. An Amazon water hog that looks like a guinea pig, it can weigh more than 100 pounds. The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people. The hummingbird, the loon, the swift, the kingfisher, and the grebe are all birds that cannot walk. The poisonous copperhead snake smells like fresh cut cucumbers. A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body. Worker ants may live seven years and the queen may live as long as 15 years.
  26. 26. The blood of mammals is red, the blood of insects is yellow, and the blood of lobsters is blue. Cheetahs make a chirping sound that is much like a bird's chirp or a dog's yelp. The sound is so an intense, it can be heard a mile away. The underside of a horse's hoof is called a frog. The frog peels off several times a year with new growth. The bloodhound is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court. 98% of brown bears in the United States are in Alaska. Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool. The Barbie doll has more than 80 careers. To make one pound of whole milk cheese, 10 pounds of whole milk is needed. 99% of pumpkins that are sold for decoration. Every 30 seconds a house fire doubles in size. The month of December is the most popular month for weddings in the Philippines. A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine. Carbon monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes. The largest ever hailstone weighed over 1kg and fell in Bangladesh in 1986. Ants can live up to 16 years. In Belgium, there is a museum that is just for strawberries. The sense of smell of an ant is just as good as a dog's. Popped popcorn should be stored in the freezer or
  27. 27. refrigerator as this way it can stay crunchy for up to three weeks. Coca-Cola was originally green. The most common name in the world is Mohammed. The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row ! of the keyboard. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!! You can't kill yourself by holding your breath. It is impossible to lick your elbow. People say quot;Bless you quot; when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky. The quot;sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sickquot; is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history. Spades - King David Clubs - Alexander the Great, Hearts - Charlemagne Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
  28. 28. If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes. What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common? Ans. - All invented by women. The only food that doesn't spoil is HoneY. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. A snail can sleep for three years. All polar bears are left handed. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first- class. Butterflies taste with their feet. Elephants are the only animals that can't jump. In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match. Most lipstick contains fish scales. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different. Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length. A baby bat is called a pup.
  29. 29. German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed of dog. A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at one time. It takes 35 to 65 minks to produce the average mink coat. The numbers for other types of fur coats are: beaver - 15; fox - 15 to 25; ermine - 150; chinchilla - 60 to 100 . English Bloopers: Tips to ace those tricky adjectives! Adjectives spice up our speech and enhance our writing. They help us describe the people, places and things around us. Unfortunately, adjectives in English can be quite a challenge. They are full of exceptions and confusion, especially for those not familiar with the language. Thankfully, 26-year-old Praveen Madhukar Naik from Bangalore, sent us a lengthy list explaining their proper use. He writes: Every adjective can be written in an absolute (small), comparative (smaller) and superlative form (smallest). There are four ways in which the comparative form can be used: 1. In some cases, 'more' and 'most' is added before the adjective, for comparative and superlative respectively. Take a look at the following sentences, where the wrong comparative form of the adjective has been used: This flower is beautifuler than that flower. The tiger is the beautifulest animal in the world! In the future, be honester. My mother is the honestest lady I know. Instead, use:
  30. 30. Correct : This flower is more beautiful than that flower. Correct : The tiger is the most beautiful animal in the world! Correct : In the future, be more honest. Correct : My mother is the most honest lady I know. 2. In other adjectives, just add 'er' for comparative and 'est' for superlative. Wrong : He runs more fast than you. Wrong : He is the most fast boy in my class! Wrong : Have you ever received a more warm reception? Wrong : This is the most warm I've ever felt! Try this: Correct : He runs faster than you. Correct : He is the fastest boy in my class! Correct : Have you ever received a warmer reception? Correct : This is the warmest I've ever felt! With some adjectives, as in the case of good and bad for example, the whole word changes. Wrong : She is a gooder student than me. Wrong : She is the goodest cook in Mumbai. Wrong : He is a badder chess player than you. Wrong : He is the baddest author on the planet! This should be: Correct : She is a better student than me.
  31. 31. Correct : She is the best cook in Mumbai! Correct : He is a worse chess player than you. Correct : He is the worst author on the planet! 4. In some cases, the adjective can be written in comparative and superlative form in more than one way. Wrong : Be more gentle with the kitten. Wrong : Your sister is the most gentle person I know! Wrong : We were more quiet than mice. Wrong : Is this the most quiet you've ever been? This is also correct: Correct : Be gentler with the kitten! Correct : Your sister is the gentlest person I know! Correct : We were quieter than mice. Correct : Is this the quietest you've ever been? R S Swaminathan from Mumbai shows what happens when we misplace adjectives. The 50-year-old was attending a function and the speaker presented an award to someone. He said, 'As a token of our small appreciation, we present...' Obviously, Correct : he meant to say, 'As a small token of our appreciation, we present..' As you can see, adjectives have many rules and exceptions in the English language. Don't despair; with practice and constant usage, you'll soon be a master. And if you make the occasional mistake, don't worry! Even native English speakers sometimes slip when dealing with these pesky adjectives.
  32. 32. Improve your GK about the Topmost Companies Some GK questions 1. What programming language is GOOGLE developed in? 2. What is the expansion of YAHOO? 3. What is the expansion of ADIDAS? 4. Expansion of Star as in Star TV Network? 5. What is expansion of quot;ICICI?quot; 6. What does quot;baker's dozenquot; signify? 7. The 1984-85 season. 2nd ODI between India and Pakistan at Sialkot- India 210/3 with Vengsarkar 94*. Match abandoned. Why? 8. Who is the only man to have written the National Anthems for two different countries? 9. From what four word ex-pression does the word 'goodbye' derive? 10. How was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu better known? 11. Name the only other country to have got independence on Aug 15th? 12. Why was James Bond Associated with the Number 007? 13. Who faced the first ball in the first ever One day match? 14. Which cricketer played for South Africa before it was banned from international cricket and later represented Zimbabwe? 15. The faces of which four Presidents are carved at Mt.Rushmore? 16. Which is the only country that is surrounded from all sides by only one country(other than Vatican)? ........................................................................ Answers 1. Google is written in Asynchronous java-script and XML, or its acronym Ajax. 2. Yet Another Hierarchy of Officious Oracle 3. ADIDAS- All Day I Dream About Sports 4. Satellite Television Asian Region 5. Industrial credit and Investments Corporation of
  33. 33. India 6. A baker's dozen consists of 13 items - 1 more than the items in a normal dozen 7. That match was abandoned after ppl heard the news of indira gandhi beingkilled. 8. Rabindranath Tagore who wrote national anthem for two different countries one is our 's National anthem and another one is for Bangladesh-(Amar Sonar Bangla) 9. Goodbye comes from the ex-pression: 'god be with you'. 10. Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu is none other Mother Teresa. 11. South Korea. 12. Because 007 is the ISD code for Russia (or the USSR, as it was known during the cold war) 13. Geoffrey Boycott 14. John Traicos 15. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln 16. Lesotho surrounded from all sides by South Africa. The Google Story 1)Google is a mis-spelt word. The original word is Googol which means 1 followed by 100 zeros. 2) Larry Page's brother Carl page also sold his internet company during the dot com era for an eye popping $500 million. 3) Google's ad model was originally developed by a company named Overture ( Now a Yahoo company) 4) From their original hostel at Stanford, Larry Page and Sergey Brin were shifted to a newly constructed building named William Gates building. 5) Though a tech company Google followed the practices of media companies during its IPO. To protect itself from unwanted takeover threats the company issued class A and B types of shares. Valued similarly the two classes of shares differed only in their voting rights. The company also developed an auction based system of allotting its stake to prevent unwanted volatility just after listing.
  34. 34. 6) Google had lost the Amazon Europe ad deal to Yahoo. Larry and Serjey were traveling on their private jet when they got this news. With much persuasion the founders arranged a secret meeting with Amazon's CEO. Google raised its bid to such a level that Yahoo was eventually forced to back out of the deal saying that it did not make business sense for the latter. 7) Google's inhouse chef Charlie Ayers is one of the few chefs in the world who became a millionaire by selling personal Google shares given to him. 8) Its very rare to find Kleiner Perkins and sequoia capital investing in the same venture. Larry and Sergie played a sleek game pitting the two VC'c against each other resulting in the two firms investing $12.5 million each. 9) Google has a policy where employees are allowed to spend 20% of their time persuing their interests. Googlenews, Gmail and a host of other applications are a result of employee ideas which originated during this 20% time. 10) Google has one of the largest hardware infrastructure and computing power in the world. This can be gauged from the fact that the company crawl the entire web and saves it in its computers. When a user searches for something, the google computers searches through the saved pages and throws out relevant results within seconds. 10 Rules of Indian Cinema 1) Two brothers separated in childhood will always grow up on different sides of the law. The law- breaker, however, will suddenly turn over a new leaf before the end, bash up the villain (who is the *real* bad guy), and be pardoned for all his sins before the last-scene family reunion. (This is possible only if he has a heroine - see rule 2 below).
  35. 35. 2) if the number of heroes is not equal to the number of heroines, the excess heroes/heroines will a) die b) join the Red Cross and take off to Switzerland before the end of the movie. 3) If there are 2 heroes in a movie, they will fight each other savagely for at least 5 minutes (10 if they are brothers). 4) Any court scene will have the dialogue quot;Objection milordquot;. If it is said by the hero, or his lawyer, it will be overruled. Else, it will be sustained. 5) The hero's sister will usually marry the hero's best friend (i.e. the second hero). Else, she will be raped by the villain within the 1st 30 minutes, and commit suicide. 6) In a chase, the hero will always overtake the villain, even on a bullock-cart, or on foot. 7) When the hero fires at the villain(s), he will never a) miss b) run out of bullets. When the villain fires at the hero, he will always miss (unless the hero is required to die, as in rule 2). 8 ) Any fight sequence shall take place in the vicinity of a stack of a) pots b) barrels c) glass bottles, which will be smashed to pieces. 9) Any movie involving lost and found brothers will have a song sung by a) the brothers b) their blind mother (but of course, she has to be blind in order to regain her sight in the climax) c) the family dog/cat.
  36. 36. 10) 10. Police inspectors (when not played by the hero) come in two categories: a) Scrupulously honest, probably the hero's father - killedby the villain before the titles. b) Honest, but always chasing the anti-hero (as in Rule 1), saying quot;Tum kanoon se bach nahin saktequot;, only to pat him in the back in reel 23. Usually, this inspector's daughter is in love with the anti-hero. c) The corrupt inspector, (usually the real villain's sidekick) unceremoniously knocked about by the hero(s) in the climax