Wednesday, July 30, 2008

lets redefine the things!!!

You must be wondering what is this. :)
Its nothing but the edge of the Roof!!!

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I was right, I felt the earthquake!!!!

EarthQuake in Pune

As usual I was talking to my friends on cell and suddenly I found my bed is shaking. I screamed that its earthquake. "You can note down the time and cross check in tomorrows news", My friend said.

When I opened news channel today, I was right, it was a mild earthquake. Though it was not the major one, it was around 4.1 Magnitude.

Thank God there are no casualties.

Clcik here to know how to measure earthquake on the basis of Richter Scale.




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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Warrior Aka Photographers



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Thanks to Jakob Lodwick and William Cotton for building such simple and handy to-do list web application.
No need to use complicated to-do list now, no need to login.

Just open www.nowdothis.com
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Its that simple, try it here!!!



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Thursday, July 24, 2008

How to make your blog popular?

This is a story of ZENHABITS blog. The author of this blog started from nothing and it became one of the top 50 blogs in the world in a 1 year.

Read here how he has accomlished this achivement. (Following paragraph is the part of the whole article published at ZENHABITS blog.

How Did You Build Up Zen Habits So Quickly?

One of the most oft-asked questions is about how I grew the readership of Zen Habits in the course of its first year (2007) to become one of the Top 50 blogs in the world. I started from nothing, knowing no bloggers, knowing nothing about blogging — so what’s my secret?
There’s no secret, really. If I have any secret, it’s this: pick topics that I know about that people want to learn about, and then provide as much useful information about those topics as I possibly can — and then write it in a clear, fairly concise, easily scannable (because people are busy) form with a catchy headline.

The catchy headline is simply to draw people into your post, because often they are looking at a list of headlines (in their feed reader, on another blog, on del.icio.us, etc.) and if your headline doesn’t catch their attention, they’ll never read your stuff. The rest seems like common sense, but it takes awhile to get good at all of it.

I often get criticized for writing list posts, but 1) I think in lists, and 2) people seem to like lists, because they can easily scan through a post to get the info they’re looking for. It’s convenient for the reader, who is a busy person, and in my opinion making things easier for your readers is a good thing.

Using these “secrets”, I applied them in the following ways:
1. I tried to provide as many useful and valuable posts on my blog as possible. The more the better. It won’t do to have a good post every few weeks — it has to be several times a week, at least.

2. I wrote as many guest posts on other blogs as possible, using the same “secrets”. I made them as useful as possible, with a catchy headline. Those guest posts gained me new readers and exposure to new audiences. If you do this enough times, and you provide really valuable posts each time, you’ll find success.

3. Once I had a number of readers, they would share my best posts on social bookmarking sites such as Digg or delicious or StumbleUpon, and thus I would find new readers. (Btw, if you share my posts on these sites, I am very happy, so thank you!)

There’s not much more to it than that, other than to try to avoid getting upset by negative comments, and to try to interact with your readers when possible.


[If you liked this article, please share it on del.icio.us, StumbleUpon or Digg. I’d appreciate it. :) ]

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Importance of Change : An Eagle's Story

According to me change is the most beautiful thing in this world. If you don't have change, you can't feel the life in anything.
To succeed in life you have to accept the change. Changes make life challenging . It is also very important to notice small changes early so that you can easily adopt to bigger changes. For life, change is necessary.
Why Change is needed?
1) Many times in order to survive we have to start the change process.
2) Only change is consistent in the life. You have to accept this truth.
3) We sometimes need to get rid of old memories, habits and other past traditions.
4) Only freed from past burdens, can we take advantage of the present.
5) You can either choose to ride the wave of change or go beneath it.
6) See the nature around you it is always in a process of change. You have to change to grow. Remember your childhood, as you grow you look different. Change is everywhere.
Are you in sync with it? That's the questions.

I would like to share story of Eagle. Please click here to view the presentation of Eagle's rebirth.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

God made the country, and man made the town. ~William Cowper, The Task

My father asserted that there was no better place to bring up a family than in a rural environment.... There's something about getting up at 5 a.m., feeding the stock and chickens, and milking a couple of cows before breakfast that gives you a lifelong respect for the price of butter and eggs.
-Bill Vaughan
How true? Anybody can fell into the love with the culture and simplicity of life at countryside. Today I can came back from a marriage ceremony at country side. Can imagine a beauty of a marriage taking place in the middle of a field. The hall was surrounded by green farms, fresh air and smell of tasty food. "Muah". What else is required in life?
If there is existence of "Respect, peace and simplicity" in the world, its at countryside. I was surprised by their hospitality. Their everlasting smile and gratitude in their eyes just to say thank you for coming.
I wish I should go every weekend to get this feeling and to get this recreational experience. To feel the life and to forget the tensions of routine city life. To read my experiences about countryside at Jivdhan -Naneghat Trek please click here.
People tell me that the countryside must always be stupid and backward, and I get angry, as if it were said that only townspeople had immortal souls, and that it was only in the city that the flame of divinity breathed into the first men had an unobscured glow.
-George William Russell

Friday, July 18, 2008

Guru Purnima



Today in India we celebrates "Guru Purnima". Guru Purnima is traditionally held to be Bhagawan Vyasa's birthday. According to the Indian calendar IT falls on the 15th of the month of Ashada.

I take this opportunity to tell about the concept Guru.

What is Guru?
Guru is someone who directs you to your destination. Guru tells you the truth. Guru does not give you the solution but it guides you to the path which leads to solution. The final objective of Guru is to give you complete knowledge.

A Guru is a person who is regarded as having great knowledge, wisdom and authority in a given area, and uses it to guide others. The Guru is a Sanskrit word.

Gu, darkness, and Ru, light ; literally a guide who shows others knowledge (light) and destroys ignorance (darkness).

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How to follow your passion?

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Life is "trying things to see if they work"
- Ray Bradbury


Many times question arises in my mind when I saw people working and doing something around me that "Are they really want to do this thing or they are doing this for the sake of something.

People are living their life without knowing the true objective of their life. "
Why I am doing this?"

"Does I meant to do this or something else?" , When was the last time you asked this question to yourself. If not this is the time to question yourself, you abilities and your dream.
When was the last time you enjoyed work you are doing? Very hard, right?
This happens with many people, but what are doing to come out of this phase, are we struggling to work in the way we want to work.
Following are some points which are important in order to follow your passion in the life:

What is your passion?
Passion is about doing something you love to do. It can be anything you Like the most. It can be work, a hobby, a sport, food.

What would you like to do if time was no restrictive, money not and issue and nothing to stop you from doing that?
For some, it’s a question people are afraid to answer because they might realize that

“why am I not doing this?”
"I love doing this, however I can’t because…"

I have read multi-millionaires talk about what makes them so successful? it’s doing something you passionate about and the money will follow.
All you need to find out what is that passion in your life. :)

Art is a important, craft is necessary
With the help of the passion you can get the energy and enthusiasm to do the work, but to so that work professionally you need to know the ins and out of that work. This will make you attractive from the Markets perspective.

As someone said "Do what you love to do and make someone else to pay you for doing it"

Remove the Fear
"Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. The moment you fear, you are nobody. It is fear that is the great cause of misery in the world. It is fear that is the greatest of all superstitions. It is fear that is the cause of our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment. Therefore, 'Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached".
-Swami Vivekananda

We often go into loop of thinking about the negative consequences of the action. What will happen if I failed.
When you are dilemma think about the worst case that will happened? If answer is anything other than death then trust me it will only give you strength irrespective of the result.


Take the risk
If you want the different result in your life then you should start seeking different approaches in doing things. The major obstacle is the comfort zone. Everybody lives in his/her comfort zone which very difficult to break many times.
Just to check the severity of the comfort zone, try folding your hands. Now check the position of your left and right hand. Which hand you fold first ? right or left.
Now try folding the other hand first and then fold the other hand. How are you feeling now? Very uncomfortable.
We have been folding our hands in the same way from our childhood which has built the comfort zone, and now it very difficult to break to do just a simple thing differently. But believe me its not impossible.
In the same way risk are called risk because they are out of our comfort zone. So put your neck outside the shell and start walking towards your goal of life.
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Consistency
Many times the inbuilt passion is the best fuel which make the person consistent in following his/her dreams. But one energy source is not sufficient. Try to read motivational books, autobiographies of highly successful peoples. Neglect the people who is criticizing you. Make a visual form of your dream, it can be a snapshot (e.g. if you want to buy a car then car pic or if you want a flat stomach then its pic). Write down your dream once before your go sleep.
Take small step and it will make a giant leap. And you will achieve your goal.
As Tony Roberts, the great motivational speaker has said many times, “find the passion in your life and…live passionately.”
Amen!!!


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Monday, July 14, 2008

Weekend visit to Tamhini Ghat

Lazy Sunday
Normally on holidays I woke up early. I agree that its totally mismatching with 60% of the world who sleep till afternoon on the holidays. But this Sunday I woke up at 11:00am :)

Last night me and Neel has decided to go out to some cool place like Mulashi or Sinhgad. Finally I decided to go to Tamhini Ghat.

Way to Tamhini Ghat
To reach Tamhini ghat you have to go through the following route.
Pune - Chandani Chowk - Bhugav - Pirangut - Paud - Mulashi - Tamhini - Tamhini Ghat
(Total 70 KM)
To see the road map of the Tamhini ghat on Wiki please click here.

2 is a company , 3 is a crowd and we wanted it!!! :)
As I have mentioned earlier Tamhini ghat is around 70 km away from the Pune city, we start asking right party people for the trip from our colony.

Finally we got a group which of mixed age group from 14yrs to 26 yrs. I was eldest in the group. (Lots of responsibility huh!!!)

But all were the happening people in the group, no body was party spoiler.

Its awesome!!!

We reached Mulashi Dam in 1 hour. We took a pause over there since lots of scenic places were there.

(Child with flowers)
(Sweet Corn - Very very tempting)

We has some sweet corn and we moved ahead, I was thinking that if there is this much of greenery in the world why people are tensed about the Global Warming :)))

(Road to Heaven)

High till tops and water falling from those hill top. It was having a pure white color when it falls down. What a beautiful scene it was!!! I was really feeling like I am in heaven. If there I would like to define heaven I can define it using the pics from this article. It was really awesome.

(Waterfalls falling down to meet earth)
(How romantic !!!)
(Green, green and Green)
(Best plot for my weekend home)

Waterfalls
Finally we reached at the natural waterfalls at Tamhini Ghat. It can not be expressed in the words. But I am still trying. Water is so fresh and cold that it make you so fresh to give you energy to enjoy more.

We sat down under the waterfall , it was a amazing experience. :)
Party people enjoying the nature's party.
Another beautiful scene.
Farmers returning home after the work.

(Village in the heaven)

Bhajjiya and Chai
After such wonderful experience our stomach start asking for glucose. We found one nice restaurant "Quick Byte" while returning. We had very delicious "Bhajiya" and "Vada" with Tea and Coffee. I am really recalling all those moments. I really lived those moments very much.


Finally we reached home with a debate that next time whether we should come on bikes or in car as we did today.

I was for bikes :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008