Sunday, July 26, 2009

Salute to Our Brave Soldiers who fought and embraced martyrdom in the Kargil war....


I owe you all more than my life...you saved my motherland's pride.

We are proud of you all.....



OFFICERS (INDIAN ARMY)

LT. COL. VISHWANATHAN
LT. COL. VIJAYARAGAHVAN
LT. COL. SACHIN KUMAR
MAJOR AJAY SINGH JASROTIA
MAJOR KAMLESH PATHAK
MAJOR PADHMAPHANI ACHARYA
MAJOR MARRIAPAN SARVANAN
MAJOR RAJESH SINGH ADHIKARI
MAJOR HARMIDER PAL SINGH
MAJOR MANOJ TALWAR
MAJOR VIVEK GUPTA
MAJOR SONAM WANGCHUK
MAJOR AJAY KUMAR
CAPTAIN AMOL KALIA
CAPTAIN KIESHING CLIFFORD NONGRUM
CAPTAIN SUMEET ROY
CAPTAIN AMIT VERMA
CAPTAIN PANNIKOT VISVANATH VIKRAM
CAPTAIN ANUJ NAYYAR
CAPTAIN VIKRAM BATRA
DY. COMMANDENT JOY LAL(BSF)
CAPTAIN JINTU GOGOI
LT. VIJAYANT THAPER
LT. N. KENGURUSE
LT. HANIF-U-DIN
LT. SUARAV KALIA
LT. AMIT BHARDWAJ
LT. BALWAN SINGH
LT. MANOJ KUMAR PANDEY

OFFICERS (INDIAN AIR FORCE)

SQUADREN LEADER AJAY AHUJA
SQUADREN LEADER RAJIV PUNDIR
FLT. LT. S MUHILAN
FLT. LT. NACHIKETA RAO
SEARGENT PVNR PRASAD
SERGEANT RAJ KISHORE SAHU

JUNIOR COMMISSIONED OFFICERS (INDIAN ARMY)

Naik Chaman Singh
Naik R Kamraj
Naik Kudeep Singh
Naik Birendra Singh Lamba
Naik Jasvir Singh
Naik Surendra Pal
Naik Rajkumar Punia
Naik S N Malik
Naik Surjeet Singh
Naik Jugal Kishore
Naik Suchha Singh
Naik Sumer Singh Rathod
Naik Surendra Singh
Naik Kishen Lal
Naik Rampal Singh
Naik Ganesh Yadav
Havaldar Major Yashvir Singh
Lance Naik Ahmed Ali
Lance Naik Gulam Mohammed Khan
Lance Naik M R Sahu
Lance Naik Satpal Singh
Lance Naik Shatrugan singh
Lance Naik Shyam Singh
Lance Naik Vijay Singh
Naik Degender Kumar
Havaldar Baldev Raj
Havaldar Jai Prakash Singh
Havaldar Mahavir Singh
Havaldar Mani Ram
Havaldar Rajbir Singh
Havaldar Satbir Singh
Havaldar Abdul Karim
Havaldar Daler Singh Bahu
Subedar Bhanwar Singh Rathod
Rifleman Linkon Pradhan
Rifleman Bachhan Singh
Rifleman Satbir Singh
Rifleman Jagmal Singh
Rifleman Rattan Chand
Rifleman Mohamad Farid
Rifleman Mohamad Aslam
Rifleman Yogendra Singh
Rifleman Sanjay Kumar

SEPOYS (INDIAN ARMY)

Grenadier Manohar Singh
Gunner Uddabh Das
Sepoy Amardeep Singh
Sepoy Vijay Pal Singh
Sepoy Virendra Kumar
Sepoy Yashwant Singh
Sepoy Santokh Singh
Sepoy Dinesh Bhai
Sepoy Harendragiri Goswami
Sepoy Amrish Pal Bangi
Constable Suraj Bhan (BSF)
Sepoy Lakhbir Singh
Sepoy Bajindra Singh
Sepoy Deep Chand
Sepoy Dondibha Desai
Sepoy Keolanand Dwivedi
Sepoy Harjindra Singh
Sepoy Jaswant Singh
Sepoy Jaswinder Singh
Sepoy Lal Singh
Sepoy Rakesh Kumar(RAJ)
Sepoy Rakesh Kumar (Dogra)
Sepoy Raswinder Singh
Sepoy Bir Singh
Sepoy Ashok Kumar Tomar
Sepoy R. Selvakumar












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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Top 5 Mind Mapping Tools

I really enjoyed mind mapping done on the white paper but now you can do the mind mapping using the tools. I have tried to give very high level comparison of some of the good tools. Hope it will help you to make the choice.

FREEMIND:

Pros:
Keyboard Shortcuts are awesome.
Images can be added.
User interface is quite simple.

Cons:
Consume lots of your RAM.
Limited Node customization options.
Java Runtime needed.


XMIND:

Pros:
Hyperlink Support
Can import the FREEMIND and MIND MANAGER maps.

Cons:
Spreadsheet format is useless.
100MB for installation


VUE:

Pros:
Images can be added.
Convert Mindmap into video or presentation.

Cons:
Java Runtime needed.
Consume lots of your RAM.
Complex Configuration.


EDRAW MIND MAP:

Pros:
Lots of clipboards
Can download more images from online help

Cons:
Format is not flexible


MINDGENIUS:

Pros:
Export to PDF, Image, MS Word, Powerpoint and MS Project.
Readily available tempaltes.

Cons:
Too high on price.
Can not import Mindgenius map into other freely available tools.



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30 Questions in one go....Ready?

1) When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
Need a hair cut...

2) How much cash do you have in your wallet right now?
Rs 400

3) What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?
More.... I need more vacation

4) Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
Shahez....my buddy from college

5) What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
beep....isn't that weird

6) What are you wearing right now?
Shorts and Tee

7) Do you label yourself?
Some times yes

8) Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently own?
Provogue, Nike, Reebok, Leecooper, Blackberry, Azzaro

9) Bright or Dark Room?
Depends on the mood.

10) What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
A totally unknown guy....I found his blog yesterday.

11) What does your watch look like?
I lost my watch last month...don't have time to buy one.

12) What were you doing at midnight last night?
Watching Videos of Gangubai Hangal who died yesterday. :(

13) What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
Dear Customer, you bill for 2009.07.05 is due by 2009.07.23 and amount payable is Rs.1056........

14) What’s a word that you say a lot?
SHIT yaar

15) Who told you he/she loved you last?
My Sister

16) Last furry thing you touched?
Vodaphone Doggy of my friend

17) Favourite age you have been so far?
25

18) What was the last thing you said to someone?
Good night to my mom.

19) The last song you listened to?
Seekho na naino ki bhasha piya by Shubha Mudgal

20) Where did you live in 1987?
Pune

21) Are you jealous of anyone?
Any kid of the CEO or MD of MNC

22) Is anyone jealous of you?
Don’t know

23) Name three things that you have on you at all times?
iPOD, cellphone, Watch

24) What’s your favourite town/city?
Pune

25) When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
Hmm I guess, it was in 2000

26) Can you change the oil on a car?
No.

27) Your first love/big crush: What is the last thing you heard about him/her?
She is my good friend..

28) Does anything hurt on your body right now?
No.

29) What is your current desktop picture?
Jimi Hendrix

30) Have you been burnt by love?
why you want to know? :)

I tag Priti, Kartik, Janhavi, Nikita, Kaustav.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another pearl of Karnataki Music has fallen....

Another black days of the world where we lost two gems of classical music.

Gangubai Hangal (5 March 1913 - 21 July 2009)

She belonged to Kirana Gharana same as Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. We can never forget her and her contribution of the classical music.




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From an INFOSCION to a POLITICION - Nandan's Chronicles - 2

[I got this article in a forwarded email. It talks about Nandan Nilkeni's experience in parliament. I don't know about the source of this article.]

Continuing my tryst with capturing the life and times of Nandan Nilekani in his new avatar as a Cabinet Minister, here is what he had penned after his first day in the Parliament. The last entry stopped when the House was just about to begin. Let’s see what happened thereafter….

The House was in pin drop silence. I was brimming with anticipation and excitement!!!! Manmohan had informed me that my introduction was one of the important points of the agenda. I hoped that I will be able to make my speech properly. After so many interviews and conferences, I was nervous today!!!! After the Speaker indicated that the proceedings of the House could begin, Manmohan formally introduced me to the entire House. He mentioned that as the head of the Unique Identification Authority of India, I was responsible to ensure that each and every Indian had a digital smart card as a proof of his existence.

Manmohan spoke about why I was selected and also some references to the various projects executed by me in Infosys were mentioned. The House listened with rapt attention. I was asked to say a few words and I did exactly the same!!! I thanked the Government of India for having given me this opportunity and I assured the House that I would strive to successfully deliver this project. The Speaker then formally inducted me into the House and before the proceedings could move any forward, there was a small commotion on the other side of the hall.

It was Minister of Textiles who had a comment to make before the next point on the agenda. He made a request that I should be attired in a more austere way instead of a flashy suit. It did not go well with the image of a minister who should live to serve the common man and should be less ostentatious in his habits. I stood up to reply. I offered my apologies to the Honourable Minister and assured that I shall be in a more acceptable dress next time. I felt that he was right. We also used to have corporate dress code in Infosys. So it's here as well!!!!

I sat down and felt somebody nudging me. I turned around and to my surprise; it was the former Indian skipper and one of my favourite batsman Mohd. Azharuddin. I remembered that he had recently won the elections. I smiled at him and mentioned to him that I used to like his game very much, shaking his hand. No Rolex, I noticed. Azhar told me that he would “fix” me an appointment with an Italian designer who had designed his dapper Kurta suit. An Italian designer in Milan doing Kurtas!!!!! I made a note of this and reminded myself to give this example to Friedman for his next book,” The World Markets are flattened”.

Since there was no doubt about the “Fixational” capacities of Azhar, I told him to give me the details and I would consider. The proceedings of the House went on with numerous bills being debated and passed as I sat as a passive audience waiting for my project’s turn to come up. After the lunch break, it was the moment for me!!!!

MY PROJECT”S FIRST REVIEW CAME UP FOR PRESENTATION.

I was at sea. My laptop did not have any reserve power. I went to Manmohan and apprised him of the situation. I was sweating. He calmly replied that this would not be a cause of concern. I was flummoxed!!!! The Speaker asked me to explain to the House on what were my plans for the Unique Identity Project. I replied that I have a plan prepared for 30-60-90-120 days’ milestones and I have presentation to make for which I need a power socket, a projector and a screen. I had no idea what was going to happen after this.

The next couple of minutes were a complete jolt for me. I was completely in a tizzy. Let me just summarize what happened. A Joint Cabinet Secretary Committee was set up to judge the feasibility of my request. The Under Secretaries for the Ministries of Power, IT and Broadcasting will prepare a Viability Report after scrutinizing National Security threats to my request. This was because the power socket comes under Power, laptop comes under IT and projector comes under Broadcasting. I have also been told to reconsider my timelines of 30-60-90 days and start thinking in terms of years. Probably, they are right. I did not have the foresight in this matter.

The summary of the issue is that I need to come up with a more inclusive, democratic, comprehensive long term plan for this project to be executed over the next five years. I have also been given a presentation slot 3 months from now (by which the issues related to the power cord etc will also be resolved). I am filled with mixed reactions. I was planning for a quick resolution; the management wants a strategic solution. I come out of the House and texted Murthy.

"You won’t believe it but these guys work just like us. I am on a NATIONAL BENCH for the next three months!!!!!!!!"

Source: Unknown


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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Best Cities to Live, Work and Play

Busniess Today (Issue June 28,2009) just realeased the list of best cities in India.

1) Gurgaon
2) Chandigarh
3) Chennai
4) Hydrabad
5) Mumbai
6) Noida
7) Banglore
8) Pune
9) Surat
10) Ahmedabad

My city is on 8th rank, still long way to go....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

1 Day Teacher's Strike in Maharashtra

What is the need for them to go on strike? Can't they just do their work properly? There are some quick questions from the people who meet me today.

But this is not the reality. Sixth Pay Commission salaries have not been implemented for college and university teachers in Maharashtra and a recent state government resolution has set pay in schools and junior colleges at lower than the central government scales.

Why government is hesitant in paying to teachers. they make the future by teaching the generations.

They are drivers of the society....a healthy society.

I am with teachers.
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Funny query asked on MicroSoft Forum...

Today Nikhil forwarded me a funny query asking that my laptop weight increases as I install program on it...lolz.

I know you won't believe this.

Check out by clicking here

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Monday, July 06, 2009

Shall We Dance !!!!


From many days it was on my list. I wanted to see this movie for JLo's grace. Finally after 4 years I watched this movie.

Dance dance and dance.....he takes the lead and she follows....

Amazing Music...Awesome Dances....

Feeling like I should register my self for ball room dancing.

I started searching for classes on the internet and my goodness!!! I found this beautiful blog tangoconfidential on tango dance. Do visit.

Happy Dancing!!!

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Roadtrip - (Pune - Tamhini - Murud Janjira - Alibag - Pune)

This Friday (Yesterday) was again a fun filled day when I just went for a road trip to Murud Janjira.

While Going I have taken the following way

Pune - Tamhini Ghat - Roha - Phansad Sanctuary - Nandgaod Ganesh Template - Janjira


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For coming back to pune we came by following way since night drive from Tamhini Ghat is not recommended.

Janjira - Nandgaod Ganesh Template - Kashid - Nagaon - Alibag - Lonawala - Pune


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I am posting few photographs with this post hope you will like it.

Janjira Fort (Murud)



Tamhini Ghat Waterfalls ( Simply Amazing)









So when are you going for these routes to heaven?


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Thursday, July 02, 2009