Sunday, April 22, 2007

Earth Day [April 22, 2007]

Today is the earth day I wish to utilise this opportunity to make you all aware about the more dangerous effect which is being under covered by the global warming a campaign more beneficial to multi national companies after all we are living in the marketing age and hence what we see, what we think about and what we should concerned about is not only dominated but also decided by the views of these handful multinationals according to their own advantages and disadvantages especially if you are a citizen of third world countries. Before I come to my topic
John McConnell, Founder of Earth Day says-------
When I first conceived of Earth Day, a global holiday to celebrate the wonder of life on our planet, I thought long and hard about the day on which it should fall. It must be meaningful. One that might be accepted universally for all of humankind.Every effort to encourage Earth care is to be commended. But just as more than one birthday each year for an individual would diminish the real birthday, calling other dates Earth Day detracts from the authentic day -- which can provide a more meaningful focus and obtain more unity in our diversity. The nature of the March equinox provides a reason for an event at the same time all over the world.[source : ]
Significance of the Day
April 22 is the birthday of American television star Eddie Albert, an early environmental activist.
April 22 is also the birthday of Julius Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day, a national tree-planting holiday started in 1872. Arbor Day became a legal holiday in Nebraska in 1885, to be permanently observed on April 22. According to the National Arbor Day Foundation "the most common day for the state observances is the last Friday in April . . . but a number of state Arbor Days are at other times to coincide with the best tree planting weather." It has since been largely eclipsed by the more widely observed Earth Day, except in Nebraska, where it originated.
Global Cooling
Global cooling in general can refer to a cooling of the Earth; more specifically, it is a theory positing an overall cooling of the Earth's surface and atmosphere along with a posited commencement of glaciation. This theory never had significant scientific support, but gained temporary popular attention due to press reporting following a better understanding of ice age cycles and a temporary downward trend of temperatures from the 1940s to the early 1970s. In the 1970s, there was increasing awareness that estimates of global temperatures showed cooling since 1945. The general public had little awareness about carbon dioxide's effects: at the time garbage, chemical disposal, smog, particulate pollution, and acid rain were the focus of public concern, although Paul R. Ehrlich mentions climate change from the greenhouse gases in 1968.Currently, there are some concerns about the possible cooling effects of a slowdown or shutdown of the thermohaline circulation, which might be provoked by an increase of fresh water mixing into the North Atlantic due to glacial melting. The probability of this occurring is generally considered to be low, and the IPCC notes, "However, even in models where the THC weakens, there is still a warming over Europe. For example, in all AOGCM integrations where the radiative forcing is increasing, the sign of the temperature change over north-west Europe is positive. Here we must remember that it was lowering of temperature that has turned fertile Green land into desert of Arctic. In 2006 Russian solar physicist Khabibullo Abdusamatov predicted that Global Cooling, similar to the Little Ice Age, will begin around 2012-2015 and reach its peak between 2055-2060.As the NAS report and the article in Newsweek both indicate, scientific knowledge regarding climate change was more uncertain than it is today. At the time that Rasool and Schneider wrote their 1971 paper, climatologists had not yet recognized the significance of greenhouse gases other than water vapor and carbon dioxide, such as methane, nitrous oxide and chlorofluorocarbons.So friends make your self aware of this and see what can you do to save mother earth from this. Your thinking is the true celebration of the earth day, because without you this is just another annual celebration, the day comes we talk about and forget for next 364 days.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Success Sreatergy at Office

Do you often find yourself at a cross-road between two groups in office? When you enter into a conversation with your colleagues, most of the time it is either back-biting or finding faults with others. And by the end of it you just feel lost and unhappy. If this is what happens to you, then you are also a victim of office politics.It is differing values, ideas and culture in interpersonal relationship which often breeds politics in office. The worst part is when it leads to a hostile environment and a feeling of enmity. But the ground truth is that office politics simply cannot be avoided. However, you can certainly navigate your way out of this maze with minimal side-effects. To do so, you need to:
Stay Neutral
Experts say the best way to deal with it is to stay neutral. Avoid close association with numerous camps which might be at work in the entire organizational matrix. Mix with all groups but be sure not to be labeled as a member of any camp.
No Gossips Please!
Apart from the fact that gossips consume a lot of your productive time, whatever information you might share then might be used against you in the future. Don't entertain talks which are often complaints. Being silent and listening to such gossip can be easily misinterpreted; get the message right across that you are not interested to talk on such issues. Talk about neutral issues like sports, weather, film, music or whatever interests you.
Be a Transparent Team Player
Whatever you do, be transparent as much as possible. Don't pass on someone else's work or ideas as your own and take credit for it. If you are a team leader, share credit in times of success and take responsibility in times where there is a crisis. This will help you to earn a lot of respect amongst peers and juniors. Treat all co-workers with respect, listen to them and value their contributions.
Don’t Criticize Others
If you are not happy with the performance of your subordinates, make sure that you discuss it with the person in private or in an official manner meticulously. Avoid ticking off a person in public, as it might become a hot topic of gossip and you might become the center of a spicy and negative discussion.
Believe in yourself
If you are a target of gossip; believe in yourself and your abilities. Things will die down on their own. Talk to people who have a problem with you and have an open discussion. Avoid acting superior to colleagues who are on the same hierarchical level. Don’t think of quitting; it’s the same everywhere. Always remember: quit only when you want to, not because you have to.
These are some of guidelines on the basis of which you can analyzise your self.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday the Thirteenth

A Friday occurring on the 13th day of any month is considered to be a day of bad luck in English, German, Polish and Portuguese-speaking cultures around the globe. Similar superstitions exist in some other traditions.The day is treated as most unlucky day throughout the world, unless you were born on Friday the thirteenth in which case it is your lucky day.
Every hour of every day had its genie, or guardian angel, and every day was ruled by one of the pantheon of divine beings who were worshipped under various names in the pagan world, dating back to the days of ancient Babylon and even beyond, in Armenia, which can be shown to be the very birthplace of civilisation. The names of the days still celebrate their ancient guardians, which were identified with the planetary lords and ladies:
Sunday, ruled by the Sun
Monday, ruled by the Moon
Tuesday ruled by Mars (Tiw, the ancient teutonic god of battle was parallel to Mars in the Roman Pantheon, giving us mardi in French and cognate names in other latin-derived tongues)
Wednesday (Woden's day, the saxon Mercury, giving mercredi in French)
Thursday (Thor's day, the thunder god, equivalent to Jupiter, jeudi in French)
Friday, Freya's day (the teutonic Venus, in French vendredi).
Saturday, ruled by Saturn
Venus was the holy goddess of love in the Roman World and Freya was the most holy primeval goddess of the north. Christian monks decided that her day, Friday, was unlucky, as indeed it was, for Jesus Christ, who was crucified and died on a Friday. The Christian religion has sought to overthrow the goddess in all her forms, but has simply succeeded in causing her to reinvent herself under other names.
Thirteen is significant to Christians because it is the number of people who were present at the Last Supper (Jesus and his 12 apostles). Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th member of the party to arrive.
Christians have traditionally been wary of Fridays because Jesus was crucified on a Friday. Additionally, some theologians hold that Adam and Eve ate from the forbidden fruit on a Friday, and that the Great Flood began on a Friday.Sailors were particularly superstitious in this regard, often refusing to ship out on a Friday.
According to unverified legend (very likely untrue), the British Navy commissioned a ship in the 1800s called H.M.S. Friday, in order to quell the superstition.Some historians suggest the Christian distrust of Fridays is actually linked to the early Catholic Church's overall suppression of pagan religions and women.
In the Roman calendar, Friday was devoted to Venus, the goddess of love.This characterization may also have played a part in the fear of the number 13. It was said that Frigg would often join a coven of witches, normally a group of 12, bringing the total to 13. This idea may have originated with the Christian Church itself; it's impossible to verify the exact origins of most folklore.
A similar Christian legend holds that 13 is unholy because it signifies the gathering of 12 witches and the devil.
Some trace the infamy of the number 13 back to ancient Norse culture. In Norse mythology, the beloved hero Balder was killed at a banquet by the mischievous god Loki, who crashed the party of twelve, bringing the group to 13.
Another significant piece of the legend is a particularly bad Friday the 13th that occurred in the middle ages. On a Friday the 13th in 1306, King Philip of France arrested the revered Knights Templar and began torturing them, marking the occasion as a day of evil.
Both Friday and the number 13 were once closely associated with capital punishment. In British tradition, Friday was the conventional day for public hangings, and there were supposedly 13 steps leading up to the noose. Is Friday the thirteenth really unlucky, or is this belief just a hangover from the time.

Health and Drinking Water

Do you know that a healthy human body looses about 10 glasses of water per day. It is essential to drink atleast 6-8 glasses of water daily as rest can be adjusted from the food and bevarages, some water is also produced in the body during metabolic activities.About 95% of human brain and 82% of Blood is water.Advantages of Cold Drinking Water
* It is more refreshing.
* It is more easily absorbed into your blood.
* It may burn more calories.
* It has zero calories, unlike other drinks.Three most famous Myths about Cold Water
* Cold drinking water after meals causes cancer by solidifying ingested fat, slowing digestion, and lining intestine walls with the fat. Actually, body heat cancels out any effects of cold food or water.
* Cold drinking water after eating fruit is bad for you. This one, around since at least 1923, is probably based on the truth that too much beverage, at any temperature, may dilute digestive juices.
* Cold drinking water harms delicate stomach lining. Currently on the Internet, this has no truth. Stomach lining is extremely robust, as it must be to withstand the highly caustic digestive acids.

Sunday, April 08, 2007


Classified Advertisement:-Indian cricket team is in search of new coach. Highest posible salary with at the will perks are the economic benefits related with the post. If you found any or all of the followings on your assets side you are most suitable candidate for the post. Aply in confidence [ this will be last chance to your confidence because after this, for rest of life you will be in search of confidence].
Qualifications / Requirements related with post:-1] You must be a well known name of game [ Not necessarly a successful one] and famous for your conflicts with your country game authorities or with the authorities on the field. 2] You must be famous for your harsh treatment with collegues and so called stragical tactics of creating unrealistic problems, must be expert in destroying the faithful atmosphere of dressing room.3] You must be master of qualities of politicians so in the case of defeat can put forward the suitable and digestable reasons of defeat for public in general.4] You must well known with the popet show as here your behaviour and reactions will change not only according to direction of board authorities but you have to accomodated the will of captain and senor players.5] You must be good at history as by this you will came to known that in India Kings and Princes are still in existence and lessons of history will guide you for the way in which you can behave with them.6] You must be capable of handling the presure genrated by the irrelevant statements and behaviour of board officials. Here in this country you will found that even the barbers are the experts of the game.7] You must have vision of Arjun, who kept his all concentration at the bird's eye, similarly all your focus must be centered at your own economic benefits.
Look in your interior and if you think you are capable to enter in this economic river for life time fillow of wealth react know without wasting time.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Sixth Scene : Sixth Element

Year 2003 some where on the earth
Scene one
A person walking restlessly across the boundaries of heavily decorated and sufficiently large room of building. His walks get inter reputed only when he reaches to windows on the either sides of the room and puts his eager eyes either on whales or on the Kangaroos, but neither the pleasant swimming strokes of whales nor the affectionate moments of kangaroos proved a medicine for his eagerness. All of sudden a person with stared neck tie and three peace suit entered into room and walking get stopped as railway engines moments at red signal. “Do you know Mr. President, our star leg spinner is found positive for dope test?”
President: Yes I got this message my way to here but don't worry it will not prove an obstacle and we will win the world cup. Make arrangement for bringing back the player and ask him to issue a press release that as he respects the game more than himself so he is withdrawing his name from the country's national team."
"Very Good plan sir, it will communicate world that we are sporting nation and for us no one is rated higher than the game."

Scene two [A few month after]
Same room, same two persons are seating with Captain and coach of the national team.
Captain: Mr. President we win the world cup but if we go with this win and did not do any thing special than remember this will be our last victory.
Coach: Yes Mr. President, Captain of that south eastern country is developing his team that not only will be equal in our famous arrogant field behavior but surely will defeat us in the game also.
President: What about the teams of hoists of this world cup and of coming world cup?
Captain : As for as the hoist of coming world cup is concerned they are still not realized that their victorious past is a thing that gone with the time, beside that their whole team is centered to just one player, it is true that one player has broken many world records but no one single handed can drove the ship. Salt of wound is that they are without their famous pace attack and reports says that will remain so for at least next five six years.
Coach : The hoist team of present team is on the breaking point and it will took almost about two years to think about the rebuilding of the national team and after that the time left will go against them and surely we will be in the position of winning the next 2007 world cup.
President: It means if we stop the progress of that south east country we are assured to win next world cup?
Captain and Coach: You can say that Sir.
President: I have a plan for not only that south east country but also for the adjoining two other world cup winner countries. Mr. Richard asks our past players, commentators and other media persons to stress the need of foreign coach for this country. Announce unofficially that every article written, every live discussion generated, on this topic will be awarded with a reward of ten thousand dollars.
Mr. Richard: Do you think Mr. President that this will work?
President: Mr. Richard, My knowledge about you says that you was student of history and amazingly didn't know the history of that south east country? Thanks Mr. Coach and Captain, You both can go; we will see that in the next world cup that south eastern country will perform very poorly.
Captain and coach go out and President leaves the chair for a walk in the room.
Mr. Richard: President Sir! If you don't take otherwise may I know a bit more about your plan?
President: Not a bit but I will tell you all, as you have to execute this plan. As I told you your history is very very week the people of that country have a tendency of tolerance and are with very short memories that’s why British ruled over them for more than two centuries, they are also with an attitude of blaming self and this has helped Queen's administrators to implement Divide and rule police with a great success. We will have to utilize these points.
Mr. Richard: But sir I still can't understand the role of coach?
President: Did you know Richard, Who is the strongest official in a football team?
Mr. Richard: Off course Sir it is coach.
President: The same status I wish to see in that country and I have a name in my mind also.
Mr. Richard: Who is that fellow?
President: Do you know the famous three brothers, though the younger one has not touched the high fame but history will never forget his under arm ball.
Mr. Richard: I got sir, but as for as my knowledge goes one is busy with his other professional commitments, second one had tried to be coach of that country and failed, while the third one, even our neighboring country will not think of appointing him as coach?
President: I know that, send a message to Mr. G.G. and fix my meeting with him I will explain him how to become coach of that country and how to work in the national interest? Now I am leaving.
Scene Three [After a few days]
Mr. Richard and Mr. G are seating in front of President.
President: So Mr. G, we need your help?
Mr.G.: Yes President, Mr. Richard has told me about that but I can't understand how this will happen?
President: Don't bother about that, you will go there with a definite plan, all you have to control your family's rebel nature. We never forget how your brother was instrumental in the world series of the game.
Mr. G : Do you think Mr. President, knowing my last attempt will that country appoint me as there national coach?
President: Yes dear, things have changed a lot since your last attempt. Present captain of that country is a great admire of you and will support your appointment beside that we have success in converting a few board members also in the favor of appointing a foreigner coach.
Mr. G: But still I don't think that they will agree to my fees?
President: Here you will have to compromise, but we will try to compensate the economic loss.
Mr. G: O.k. than tell me about your plan.
President: All you have to do is implement Divide and Rule policy. The chief selectors has a personal bios about the captain as he thinks that he has been dropped out from the national team, due to the promotion and support of captain to a technically strong batsman by asking him to keep the wickets, so he will help you to achieve your first target of removing the captain.
Mr. G: Mr. President this will not be fair I will be appointed with the help of captain and I have to remove the captain as my first target?
President: Yes dear, this is the true politics you have to destroy the stairs that had given you high post, beside that present captain is choosing and boosting the young talent which will work against us in the next world cup, so it is necessary to remove him. This will also help you in achieving your second target of shacking the confidence of that team. You know people of that country have always a high preference to emotions over the thoughts.
Mr. G: So I have to work on a plan with 1] Removal of present captain, 2] Shacking the confidence and moral of team, 3] Try to shorten the status of the Genius player of the game and 4] make it sure that team selected for the next world cup doesn't have faith not only in their own abilities but also with each other. 5] I have to utilise the local media who thinks that Western country people are always correct.
President: So, now onwards we will meet only after the world cup, we don't wish to allow any doubt generated about us. Remember our full strength will support you behind the curtain but publicly we will meet only on official occasions.
Scene Four [After almost one Year]
Capital city of a country,
Board members and President are discussing in a room of a five star hotel.
South Representative: I think we must agree to "Vision 2007" candidate?
North Representative: No, in my views our native coach is batter option for us. The game runs in his blood, his father was a national legend of the game, his two brothers are well known names in the game, he himself was man of match in the semi final and final of the world cup that we win.
West Representative: But how can I forget that he called selectors "A bunch of Joker"?
East Representative: Han Yar, Us Samay par tum bhi to selector the. [Yes, at that time you were also a selector] [A laugh is generated]
President: I think we reached to conclusion of appointing Vision 2007 candidate as the national coach on the basis of
1] Our captain and chief selector are supporting his appointment.
2] Candidates idea of commando training to players is unique and will leave us with a scope of showing to countryman that we are very much sincere about the game.
3] His suggestion of giving chance to players from small cities will reflect that we wish to allow the growth of the game and are not afraid of the established names of the game.
4] More important that he agreed to cut his fees by 10% what he asked during his last attempt two three years back. [Western representative whispered to eastern "President is forgetting almost 60% hike in perks.”] So we can say that we are not wasting board's money.
Scene Five [Three months after the appointment .......]
1] Captain dropped from the team on the grounds of farm, fitness and so called more interest in earning money.
2] Genuine Fast bowler produced in the country, after the captain of world cup winner team, has been asked to concentrate more on the bating so he can developed as all rounder.
3] Shuffling of batting order started, so no player can have a confidence in the abilities of self.
4] A player that performs well has been asked to seat out in the next game under the fancy name of Talent search and building the team for the next world cup.
5] Seeds of humiliating and ignoring the proven talent by statements like "the world class spinner is not fit for the shorter version of the game.
This is all an imaginary work and doesn't relate to any person or nation, if you found any resemblances, it is product of your mischievous mind . I will be happy if any of reader can construct the sixth scene.