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Saturday, December 31, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012




Every man should be born again on the first day of January.  Start with a fresh page.  Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.  ~Henry Ward Beecher



Wish You and Your Family A Very Happy New Year 2012

Friday, December 23, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS :)




Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.  - Augusta E. Rundel



For the spirit of Christmas fulfills the greatest hunger of mankind. -Loring A. Schuler 
 


"Few days to go, and New Year 2012 will be here. With the advent of new year, a new era begins and with it comes new hopes and new possibilities. Every year teaches us some of life's most important lessons, and with that learning we put our step forward into the new year. And, when we celebrate this very special occasion with our loved ones, the happiness just doubles.


                      
CHEERS !!

Friday, December 9, 2011

YOU BLOG, WE DONATE - iBLOG4ACAUSE

Hello people, it has been a memorable journey since we started iBlog4aCause.Com and for that we thank all you wonderful people who have joined us in our mission to make a difference to the society. We are on an expansion spree and in the next few days we are planning to introduce many new things here. We are very glad to inform you that iBlog4aCause will donate $2 (~ INR 100) per post that you voluntarily post on your blogs or websites about the iBlog4aCause.Com. Yes, you read it correctly - You Blog, We Donate !!



In your blog-post you can write anything about the iBlog4aCause. You may invite people to join the iBlog4aCause websiteFacebook page or Twitter ( @iblog4acause ). You may copy the content for your posts from the iBlog4aCause.com or you may write your own. Each one of you who wants to do a blog-post on his/her own website/blog must not forget to put a comment against this post with the direct link of your blog-post or on the wall of our Facebook page. Each post will be counted as a $2 (~INR 100) contribution from your side towards helping a needy. The money raised depending upon the number of blog-posts will then be used for a social cause and iBlog4aCause will publish the details of the event in subsequent blog posts on the website here.


One more very important thing is- you can do multiple blog-posts but there should be only single blog-post per blog or website. For example- you have 2 blogs: www.xyz.com and www.abc.com, you can only do a single post on each of the two blogs i.e. 1 post on www.xyz.com and 1 post on www.abc.com, but you cannot do 2 posts on www.xyz.com, in that case it will be counted as single entry only. Also, we expect at least two links toiBlog4aCause.Com and iBlog4aCause's Facebook page in the single blog-post.


iBlog4aCause will publish the details of the total blog posts submitted by the volunteers and the details of the equivalent amount of money raised. iBlog4aCause will also crown 3 "Big Hearted iBlog4aCause Heroes" who will help raise the maximum money with their maximum number of blog-posts. All three  "Big Hearted iBlog4aCause Heroes" will be featured on theiBlog4aCause.Com and iBlog4aCause Facebook page.



We hope you will participate in this lionhearted movement with utmost zealot.

So, use the power of your words to make a difference to the society today !!

Let us get the ball rolling . . . .



Vivek Nanda - Founder iBlog4aCause





MAKE A DIFFERENCE, THINK "SOCIAL"

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

SET BACK

Today, I suffered a big set back....




But, I'm not the one who will sit with my hands on my head. I'll fight back !!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

MY MUSIC MANTRA

I'm not amazed by my inclination towards any sort of good music despite the fact I do not understand the exact translation of the lyrics. I don't just judge the music with its video or its lyrics, I feel it and if something really strikes a chord, I just keep on listening to it.

How do you feel? Do you really care about the place or the meaning of the music? Again, "meaning" is a very relative term, but still I've met few people who think music without a meaningful lyrics is a waste of time. Au contraire for me, music is about getting the hang of it, if there is something, be it anything, in the song that appeals me, I'll stick to it.


I'm not a musician or an artist so I do not go into the technicality of it, but I hear it with an open heart. Open Heart? I listen to music not to critic it or not to understand what the musician is trying to convey rather I try to decode the reception in my own ways. If in the process, I'm able to connect to a song, I mostly like it otherwise I don't. One may argue that may be the musician created the music with a different intent and I've completely failed in my reception of that intent, but does it matter? May be a little bit, but I guess not to me. Though, I strongly feel if the intent of musician and my reception of the music is the same then certainly that musician is a very great artist, after all he showcased a great skill of expressing himself exactly in the same manner to his audience as he really wanted to.


Sometimes, I search for music as per my mood. If I want to hear soul music, I may search over the internet and listen to various songs. If I want to hear something motivational, I do the same. I do not just go after the artist whom I've heard about rather I believe in knowing the artist after exploring its music. I sometimes get really confused when somebody asks me about my favorite musician, because of my exploratory nature it not that I like only the music of one of the artists rather I like so many songs from different artists. Also, it is not like if I love a piece of music I'll always love it whenever you play it; there are not many pieces of music that I love whenever they are played. Of course, whatever are there, they are probably the ones I love the most :P

My tryst with music is at my heart. I love it what I love, and it is irrespective of the fact who the artist or the musician is.

So, how do you guys feel about your music? What you like?

I was surfing over the internet when I found this piece of amazing music- the "YEHA NOHA" song by SACRED SPIRIT. This do not understand anything in this song except that I loved the music.
I googled and found the translation of the song- It is a "Native American" translation for this song: Let us eclipse the the sun and the moon with our spiritual and emotional being, and let us transcend these physical barriers and negativity which have made us a nation of one. May the winds of time put into motion this feeling we share with our Mother Earth and this universe till the end of time. May the creator bestow upon us a grand sense of unity and peace which we will continue to pass on to our people, wherever they reside.

Simply Divine !!

Here is the song-

Friday, October 21, 2011

APPLE'S IPHONE 4S-SIRI TECHNOLOGY- WOW!!

Hey people check the Apple's new iPhone 4S SIRI Technology, i think it's SUPER COOOOOOL !!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

TRAILHEAD: BASECAMP CLIENT FOR iPAD

For clear view watch the video in full screen

"Make your project work a breeze with Trailhead: Basecamp Client for iPad"

My favorite iPhone and iPad applications development company Faqden Labs has announced the release of Trailhead, a Basecamp client for iPAD. This app provides a true mobility layer to the project management and collaboration application of 37Signals.com’s Basecamp.
 


So, it is good news for all the people who are either using Basecamp as their Project Management tool or planning to use it sometime soon. Trailhead is an intuitively designed iPad app that provides a slick and quick interface to your Basecamp projects. The current release of Trailhead supports the two most important functions of Basecamp i.e, Messages and To-Dos. One of the main advantage for the existing Basecamp users is that using Trailhead, you can connect to any of your Basecamp accounts and browse through all your projects. You can view, edit and add comments to your messages. It retrieves all the right people and companies that are registered with each project for you to conveniently subscribe the messages to.

The user experience and usability design is very intuitive and flexible. The app lets users jump from a certain activity in one project, directly to an entirely different activity in any another project. It consumes as few user actions as possibly can in doing so.

Some of the exciting features that Trailhead offers are-
  • Browse projects 
  • Work with Messages and To-Dos 
  • Easy access to Messages: Users can View\Edit messages and also can view\edit and post new comments. The intuitive UI design makes the messages always available with one-button touch 
  • Flexible management of To-Dos: Users can View\Edit To-Do lists and also can view\edit and post new comments.
  • Users can Create new To-Do lists or add items to existing To-Do lists right from the app, and like everything else, it is only a button touch away 
  • Users can drag\drop action items to re-order them, but can also re-order the to-do lists themselves. 
  • Users can Finish\Unfinish items and lists right from the app. You can toggle between finished and unfinished action items for convenience. 
  • Pick the right people and companies to subscribe items to 
  • Calendar feature is added. Now you can add, modify and monitor your milestones and events of your Basecamp account 
  • Calendar displays pins to indicate presence of events at a high level 
  • Remember Login, so you don’t need to enter it over and over. Convenience is the mantra!
  • Login\Logout functionality   

By the way for the record, Trailhead has got a phenomenal start. Trailhead Basecamp client for iPAD is 81st ranked "Productivity application" of the entire Apple app-store that too competing with 12000 other applications and climbing into the top 100 in less than 2 days from its release is simply massive !!


 You have got to download this most amazing iPAD application now. Click here to download.




Saturday, October 8, 2011

SOMETIMES...



Sometimes I feel no connection to this world...
I feel everyone is so much into its own life
I feel no reason to be connected to anyone



Sometimes I just want to be with thyself...
I reincarnate the love for what I do
Though, I feel like going into my shell



Sometimes I like to be lonely....
I rediscover myself
I go in introspection



Sometimes I think if it were easy to do whatever I want to do...
I wish I could do anything thing without worrying about the money
I could leave everything to change someone's life in the mountains



Sometimes I'm genius, others dumb...
I know what I want
Yet sometimes there is a confusion



Sometimes I'm not what I'm...
May be I go wrong
Yet I know my intentions weren't wrong !!



Thursday, October 6, 2011

R.I.P. STEVE JOBS- THE END OF AN ERA


Steven P. Jobs, the Apple Inc. chairman and co-founder who pioneered the personal-computer industry and changed the way people think about technology, died Wednesday at the age of 56.

I'm a big fan of this very great soul, who changed the world and made us all believe in the innovative technologies. Mr. Jobs had battled pancreatic cancer and several years ago received a liver transplant. In August, Mr. Jobs stepped down as chief executive, handing the reins to longtime deputy Tim Cook.

Steve Jobs in younger days - Picture taken in 1984

A college drop-out and the son of adoptive parents, Jobs changed the technology world in the late 1970s, when the Apple II became the first personal computer to gain a wide following. He did it again in 1984 with the Macintosh, which built on the breakthrough technologies developed at Xerox Parc and elsewhere to create the personal computing experience as we know it today.

The rebel streak that's central to his persona got him tossed out of the company in 1985, but he returned in 1997 and after a few years began the rollout of a troika of products -- the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad -- that again upended the established order in major industries.

The whole world has gone into a state of shock after hearing the news of the death of Steve Jobs. The is the message on the Apple.com, the company that Steve Jobs founded –
 

There are so many companies around the world who develop iPhone/iPad/Mac applications and their business started just because Steve started Apple. Here is tribute from one of such company called- Panic


 


Steve Jobs is a great inspiration to everyone and I cannot forget his speech at the Stanford University few years ago.

STEVE WE ALL MISS YOU !! R.I.P........ 
STAY HUNGRY, STAY FOOLISH ~ Steve Jobs
Here is the youtube footage of Steve's Speech at Stanford-


Thursday, September 29, 2011

INTELLIVOCAB DELUXE FOR SAT

IntelliVocab Deluxe takes the highly popular IntelliVocab app to the next level. This app is built by students of MIT based on the latest research in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Web Semantics. Not only does it have a lot more words, it lets you add local notifications for the words which you did wrong, hence helping you master the words quickly. It personalizes English vocabulary learning for competitive exams and personal improvement.

It uses latest machine learning algorithms and web semantic techniques to collapse billions of possibilities into comprehensible probabilistic profile information, in real-time. It identifies your weak and strong areas and completely controls your learning environment. All you need to do is interact. The more you practice, the more it learns about you and knows the words which are difficult for you. It ensures you achieve the top scores in competitive exams like SAT.

Features:
— 4800+ words
— Intelligent algorithm to customize the learning experience.
— Practice session which will help you master words that you are weak on.
- Local Notifications for the words which you did wrong.
— Words in practice session are customized based on your expertise level, and your comfort level with the words.
— Two parameters are used to profile users. “Expert Level” of the user and “Commitment level” of the user. ExpertLevel: determined based on the interactions with the words. CommitmentLevel: determined based on the interactions with the iPhone App/AI engine
- Visual representation of Progress Report.

By the way, I was using one of the amazing tool and creating an animated video, do check it out and let me know if you like it :)

GoAnimate.com: INTELLIVOCAB DELUXE FOR SAT by viveknanda1

Like it? Download the best Vocabulary app Faqden.com. It's fun!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

SOMETHING REALLY CLOSE TO MY HEART

Hello people, we are in the middle of the weekend over here in India, and I'm going through mixed feelings about something really close to my heart. For the last couple of weeks I was working on my "Social Responsibility" project and finally, today in the morning I changed the website for the same to a completely new look. I think it has turned out the way I wanted, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed to hear your comments about the same. I invite you visit my new website here - www.iBlog4aCause.com.




Along with the website makeover, I've also added a lot of new features to it.One of the feature that will be of interest to a lot of you who really want to make a difference by using the power of your words is- "iBLOG4ACAUSE" partners with various small and big firms who want to market their products over the internet using the power of blog marketing. iBlog4aCause will charge these partner companies on a per post basis or for a fixed amount as per the negotiated deal with the partner company. Whatever may be the deal, iBlog4aCause will publish the details for the same in the invitational post to the bloggers. The money raised from the partner companies will then be used for a social cause, and all its details and proofs will be published on iBlog4aCause.com in the subsequent future posts.
 
iBlog4aCause will publish a post on its website with the complete details as per the requirements and the guidelines of the partner company, inviting bloggers to write a blog-spot about the same on their own blogs. Each blogger interested to do a blog-post for the partner company will have to first comment against the invitational post published on iBlog4aCause.com expressing its willingness for the same, and later on posting a new comment with the link to your original blog-post for the partner company. I feel never before it was so easy to be part of something that makes a real difference to the society, and iBlog4aCause provides you with this simple and holistic approach to raise money for the social causes that we all support.




Even though, I mentioned the opportunities for blogger to contribute towards the various social cause, but let me clarify that it is NOT just for blogger. There are several other things for the people who are interested in being a part of social campaign but not interested in blogging. I would request you to visit the website for more details. May be, I will publish another post over here to explain opportunities for non-bloggers soon.
I wish more and more people will join iBlog4aCause and try to make a difference. I've a big vision for this non-profit social responsibility project of mine, and I know we have made right moves in the right direction, but the more new people I can add to my network the more easy it will be to serve the purpose. I hope a lot of you will start following iBlog4aCause soon and playing your part in the social causes that we are working for.
 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ITALIAN LANGUAGE: YOU JUST DONT SAY IT YOU ALSO SHOW IT

Few days back I saw the Hollywood movie- "Eat, Love, Pray" starring Julia Roberts. Though, the movie was average but it was really good in bits-n-pieces. One of the part that I really liked was when Julia Roberts goes to Italy. Italy is truly a mesmerizing place and it certainly in my wishlist, I sure want to visit it sometime soon.

One of the interesting thing shown in the movie was how they speak in Italy, using the various gestures. I really like it :). I thought, I will share with you the clip from the movie, so here you go:



Saturday, September 10, 2011

THE MEGA NERD: AGILE - WHAT, WHERE, WHY (BASICS)

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Monday, August 29, 2011

SINGAPORE: A CORRUPTIONFREE COUNTRY, HOW?




Singapore is one of the cleanest, corruption free countries in the world. In Singapore, there is a very strong anti-corruption policy, which recognizes that corruption control:

a.    has a strategic significance in national development;

b.  provides a source of competitive advantage. Investors are happy doing business if there is an efficient, clean and transparent environment without being encumbered by bribery;

c   c.    is part and parcel of good governance for the common good of the citizens;
  
d. contributes to the meritocratic ideal, leveling the playing field because unchecked corruption has the following detrimental effects;

e. distorts accepted and cherished values, particularly achievement orientedness and diligence;

f. undermines fairness and stability in society;

g. subverts the course of justice and weakens the rule of law especially if bribes are paid to prevent law enforcement, there will be contempt and hostility towards authority.

In Singapore’s relentless fight against corruption it has the following measures in place:

Legislative Measures against Corruption:
In 1959, when Singapore attained self-government, it inherited from the British a Government service where corruption was quite rampant. Syndicated corruption and greasing the palms of public officers in return for the services was common. Enforcement action then was difficult against the corrupt because of:
a   1.    weak law;
     2.    gathering of evidence was difficult because of the weak anti-corruption law and this had resulted in many corrupt public officers getting away with their crime
c   3.    the people generally were less educated and did not know their rights. They were submissive in their dealings with public officers in authority and were accustomed to unfair treatment by them;
d  4.    public officers were not adequately paid compared with those in the private sector.
e  5.    CPIB officers then were drawn from the Singapore Police Force on short secondment. 

    They were not fully committed to combating corruption especially when it involved their fellow police officers. Furthermore, the short secondment was disruptive as before an investigation could be completed, they were already due for posting.

After independence the Singaporean political leaders amended the laws to give more powers to the CPIB officers. To win the public trust and the confidence of the people of Singapore, the leaders took it upon themselves to set good examples for public officers to follow. They created a climate of honesty and integrity. Some of the examples set were:

a. they divested themselves from any involvement in financial or commercial ties;
b. they reported for work earlier than their subordinates.

Besides setting good examples, legislative measures were also taken by the new political leaders to ensure that the anti-corruption law was adequate and provided sufficient punishments for corrupt offenders


Administrative Measures:
Along with the legislative measures, administrative measures were also taken to reduce the chances of public officers from getting involved in corruption and wrong doings and making the CPIB more effective. These measures included:

a. replacing seconded police officers with permanent civilian investigators;
b. giving the CPIB a free hand to act without fear or favor against anyone irrespective of his social status, political affiliation, color or creed;
c. removing opportunities for corruption in government work procedures;
d. streamlining cumbersome administrative procedures;
e. slashing down excessive red tape which provides opportunities for corruption;
f. reviewing public officers’ salaries regularly to ensure that they are paid adequately and comparable to that of the private sector;
g. reminding government contractors at the time when contracts are signed that bribing public officers administering the contracts may render their contracts to be terminated. A clause to this effect forms part of the contract;
h. a contractor who gives bribe will be debarred for a period of five years from any public contract unless he co-operates fully with the authority.


Preventive Guidelines:
Strict guidelines in the form of instructions were laid down in the Singapore government instruction manual to prevent public officers from getting involved in
corruption or wrongdoings. Some of the instructions are:

a. a public officer cannot borrow money from, or in any way put himself under a
financial obligation to any person who is in any way under his official authority or has official dealings with him;

b. a public officer cannot use any official information to further his private interest;

c. a public officer is required to declare his assets at his first appointment and subsequently annually;

d. a public officer cannot engage in trade or business or undertake any part-time employment without approval;

e. a public officer cannot receive entertainment from members of public;

f. a public officer cannot accept any share issued by a company offered to him through a private placement without the approval of the Permanent Secretary (Public Service).

Action against corrupt government officers:

Depending on the availability of evidence, a corrupt public officer is dealt with in any one of the two ways:

a. charging him in court if there is sufficient evidence for court prosecution;

b. charging him departmentally if there is insufficient evidence for court
prosecution.



Court Punishment for Corruption:
In Singapore, both the giver and the receiver of a bribe are guilty of corruption and are liable to the same punishment. Any person who is convicted of a corruption offence can be fined up to $100,000 or sentenced to imprisonment of up to five years or to both. If the offence relates to a government contract or involves a Member of Parliament or a member of public body, the term of imprisonment can be increased to seven years. Besides fine and imprisonment, the person convicted of corruption offence will be ordered by the court to return the amount of bribe, which he had accepted in the form of a penalty. In addition to the punishment, which the court may impose on a convicted person, the court is also empowered to order the confiscation of the property obtained by corrupt offenders.


Departmental Punishment for Corruption:
A public officer who is convicted in court of a corruption offence will also lose his job and if he is a pensionable officer, his pension and other benefits as well. He will also be debarred from any future public appointment. A public officer who is convicted of a departmental charge may, depending on the severity of the charge, receive one or a combination of the following punishments:
 -dismissal from the service;
      -reduction in rank;
      -stoppage or deferment of increment;
      -fine or reprimand;
      -retirement in the public interest.


Roles of Government Agencies:
The responsibility of combating corruption does not lie with the CPIB alone. Whilst the bureau has been entrusted with the responsibility of investigating cases of corruption, the primary responsibility of prevention of corruption lies with the respective department. A Permanent Secretary of a Ministry is responsible for ensuring that each department under him has a committee to review anti-corruption measures and his responsibilities in combating corruption are incorporated in the Government Instruction Manuals. He is to ensure that reasonable and adequate measures are taken to prevent corrupt practices including:

a. improving work methods and procedures;
b. improving cumbersome work methods and procedures to avoid delay in granting permits, licences, etc;
c. reviewing procedures, which promote corrupt practices to prevent them from occurring;
d. devising control system to ensure junior officers who are given power to make decision have not abused such powers;
e. ensuring that supervisors and administrative staff take anti-corruption measures seriously and that they are not lax in checking and reporting their subordinates;
f. rotating the officers periodically;
g. ensuring that besides routine checks, surprise checks are carried out systematically and regularly by senior officers as part of their duties and
h. reviewing anti-corruption measures.


CONCLUSION
No country in the world today can claim to be free from corruption. However, Singapore has managed to control this problem quite successfully. The success of fighting corruption in Singapore can be attributed to:
a. the political leaders who are fully committed to fight against corruption;
b. the anti-corruption laws which provide sufficient deterrence;
c. the support of the members of the public as well as senior public officers; and
the last, but not the least;
d. the relentless efforts of the CPIB to investigate all cases of corruption without any fear or favor.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I BLOG FOR A CAUSE: INDIANS OVERSEAS JOIN THE ANTI CORRUPTION MISSION

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

CANDLE LIGHT PEACE WALK IN SUPPORT OF JAN LOKPAL BILL

IndiaAgainst Corruption (IAC) is a citizen's movement to stop corruption by creating a strong Jan Lokpal institution. The first step in creating a Jan Lokpal is to create a draft Lokpal bill. This has to be then voted and approved by Parliament so that the institution can be setup. Lokpal bills have been introduced several times since 1968, yet the Indian Parliament and the various political parties have not shown the political will to create the Lokpal. Therefore, the Lokpal has never been setup till now.

Due to the negligence of several governments in setting up the Lokpal, the corruption and harassment faced by the ordinary people have increased, and enormously large scams leading to the loot of valuable public resources and the siphoning away of hard-earned tax payer money from more than a billion Indians by the so called powerful and corrupt have become very common.


Veteran social reformer, development advocate and activist Anna Hazare demanded a strong Jan Lokpal to be implemented by going on a hunger strike at JantarMantar in New Delhi. He was supported by several leaders and by Indian citizens all over the world. Bowing to the public pressure the Government of India constituted a 10-member Joint Committee consisting of 5 ministers and 5 prominent citizens known as members of the civil society to draft an effective Jan Lokpal Bill. 


Once the meetings began, the civil society members found that the ministers were not only disagreeing to several basic and important requirements of an independent and effective Lokpal, but also on simple procedural matters important for the Indian public such as broadcasting the proceedings of the meetings on Television for better transparency. After several meetings the ministers rejected the joint draft they had been working together on and decided to draft their own version called as the 'government's draft'.

Detailed analysis of the government's draft seems to indicate that it may actually increase corruption instead of controlling corruption. Further those citizens who are the victims of corruption and who protest or complain against specific cases of corruption are likely to get very little support from the system, be harassed or even jailed (Refer: http://www.kiranbedi.com/jlp.pdf). The draft bill was called a 'hoax' by Anna Hazare and many people refer to it as a 'jokepal'. 



The government is expected to present its draft of the Lokpal bill to Parliament in the next few days. Therefore, Anna Hazare met and told SoniaGandhi that in case the government does not place a strong and effective Jan Lokpal before Parliament and make it into law, he will have no option but to resume his hunger strike. He also reaffirmed his commitment to give up his life in the service of the nation for a strong Jan Lokpal and a brighter future for India.

Now, we are at an important stage of the movement. Thanks to the support that people have provided and there has been enormous progress. But much more needs to be done. The movement is still in the middle indecisive phase, and India Against Corruption needs your continued and active participation in this movement to make it a success. 


This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for people to do something for their motherland, for the society, for the generations to come. This will be a change in the way a country progresses, this will be an eye opener for the world, and this cannot be left behind now. Each person's support and contribution matters. Each of us has to keep our differences aside and work tirelessly towards the common goal of a corruption free India.




Today I was part of the "CANDLE LIGHT PEACE WALK" held at Malaysian Township, Hyderabad, India. I'm also posting a video with few of the glimpses from today's march in Support of Jan Lokpal Bill. I hope people from all over the India Join the movement for the "Corruption Free India". 


Remember, Unity Is Strength And Together We All Can Make A Difference !! 

Monday, August 15, 2011

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY INDIA

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

iBLOG4ACAUSE IS NOW A MONTH OLD

I'm extremely delighted that iBlog4aCause is growing, and the internet world is getting an eye on it.


I'm delighted that you have shown your great support towards my so close to heart project, www. iBlog4aCause.com, and a thank you is not just enough.

iBlog4aCause.com has made a good start and already I see many of you have became "followers" at www.iBlog4aCause.com. I'm glad that you have understood the idea of iBlog4aCause well and that you are doing your bit to make some significant difference to the society by joining it.


In order to take our mission to next level I seek your help, I'm posting the latest video of iBlog4aCause.com and I'm sure you will like this very short video.




I request you to share this video on your blogs, websites, facebook, twitter and any other social media tools that you are using. I certainly want more people to join iBlog4aCause because I believe together we all can make a difference.


A Big Thank You For Being A Part Of I BLOG FOR A CAUSE.

Do Spread the word.



Cheers!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

ONE DOOR, ONE PATH


Sometimes we are so involved in something that we sacrifice almost everything for it, be it social life, be it spare time, be it vacation, yet it continues to elude us. On the other side, there will be so many unwanted things coming your way, I call them distractions because if you chose to be part of this so called distraction your path changes and it leads to some other unknown door, which is far from where you wanted to be.

The beauty of these distractions is- they will change your course, but still may not harm you and since you are in your comfort zone you keep dragging with it somewhere that you don't know yet. It may eat an important part of your life (time), and you only realize it after few days or months or years....You curse yourself for not ignoring it and falling for the short term benefits, you curse yourself because you haven't planned for it and you never thought it will come to you.  


What if you successfully ignored the distractions and still haven't reached to the path where you wanted to be?

These are real testing time, when you are not seeing any door but you are seeing a glimpse of a path leading to the ultimate door where you want to enter. Nevertheless, you still carry the uncertainty in your heart and in your mind, but you decide to give it a try because either there isn't any option (as you already ignored your distractions) or there could not be any worse that can happen. Perseverance is the key to the door that you want to unlock, this is also the evolutionary stage where you unleash new powers in you. You develop a strong desire and hunger for that thing, which you want more than you ever felt. You also experience the emotional down times when you feel frustrated but it helps you make stronger as you again fight back and carry on with what you want. Ultimately, you set higher goals now because you have invested so much into it and you are more focused than any other time of your life. You know that you have made the progress but you are still unsure, at this moment just give yourself some time to feel motivated and reflect back on what you have already achieved and you can only improve from here on.



The only thing that you can imagine is your own door where you want to be and only path that you see is the one leading to it....Take your steps, move towards your door, don't worry the path anymore because you are on the right track and it will only lead you to the door where you always wanted to be, your dream, your better future, your happiness......do not stop now, just keep rolling, just keep coming towards it, just keep moving !!!