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Sunday, April 20, 2008


India fast emerging as the medical tourism hub of the world has issued guidelines for the issual of medical visas for foreign nationalities.

“A medical category visa may be issued with the following conditions:

a. The Indian Missions/Posts abroad may scrutinize the medical documents very

carefully and satisfy themselves about the bonafide purpose for which medical

treatment visa is being requested.

b. Mission may satisfy that the applicant has sought preliminary medical advice

from his country of origin/country of residence and he has been advised to go

for specialized medical treatment.

In case the foreign national desires to go for treatment under the Indian system of

Medicines, his case may also be considered.

c. This type of visa should be granted for seeking medical attendance only in

reputed / recognized specialized hospitals/ treatment centers in the country.

Although non exhaustive, following illustrative list of ailments would be of

primary consideration; serious ailments like neuro-surgery; ophthalmic disorders;

heart related problems; reneal disorders; organ transplantations; plastic surgery;

joint replacement etc.. The basic idea would be that the mission may satisfy about

the need of the foreign national to come to India for medical treatment/ health


The M Visa is valid for a period of 1 year and subjectible to extension based on reports from local state governments or medical bodies.The dependants of the patient ,maximum two of them are also provided Mx Visas to assist the person during his stay in India.

For more information in this regard visit

Friday, April 18, 2008

Ecommerce shopping cart article

One thing that keeps the internet running of course other than porn,google,wiki and social networking is online shopping.Online shopping and e commerce have become so dominant in today's economy that in countries like India there have been complaints recently that online shopping and trading had caused terrible price rise.This to an extent is true ,not that online shopping has increased the prices but the fact is that shoppers who tend to shop online are ready to spend more.
This monstrous increase in online shopping can be accounted to the rise in popularity of the shopping comparison sites.One can understand this from the simple fact that Microsoft ,Yahoo, Google etc have started their shopping comparison sites where the shoppers can enter the product of their choice to actually browse through the lists of numerous vendors and retailers who have displayed their products online. for example returns numerous products from a wide range of vendors right from the market leader to the one who has started his firm very recently.The users can compare the price,range,tax ,shipping costs etc before actually deciding the vendor.
According to Michael Lambert, CEO of MerchantAdvantage those shoppers who are directed from these shopping comparison sites tend to spend 25% more than those who visit the vendor sites directly.This can be analogized to the feel of satisfaction,security and urge to buy more with a very user friendly interfact assisting you.
Ashop Commerce a trendsetter in shopping cart software development has published a very informative article in this regard to aid the shoppers and also the dealers.
It was an interesting read....selling onlineclick to learn more...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ive been tagged-World Wide Linky Love

Its my pleasure to have been tagged by Pinayjade who hosts a very sweet blog.

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Join the Worldwide Link Love!
Benefits of Worldwide Link Love!

1. Make new friends around the world.
2. Feel the Link Love.
3. Gain new readers and subscribers.


1. Copy from ~start copying here ~ to ~ end copying here ~ and paste it on your blog.
2. At the end of the list, put your name and the country your in, it doesn’t matter what’s your nationality just put the country where you are publishing your blog. Don’t forget to put links at your name.
3. If u have many blogs, you can link all of it, just make sure you post the same on each blog.
4. Tag eight (8) or more of your blog friends.
5. Tip for blogspot users: make sure you copy and paste the code in Compose mode.

Wanna join, and you can’t find your name on the list? Just leave a comment here.

Worldwide Link Love! Participants:

1. Julia (Philippines)
2. Catherine (Malaysia)
3. shimumsy(u.s.a)
4. Mitch (Philippines)
5. Hailey (Philippines)
6. Sexymom (USA)
7. Liza (Philippines)
8. Sasha (Philippines)
9. Tere (Philippines)

10. Simply The Best 11. The World Wide Web Addict 12. My Daily Nourishment

13. My Euro Travel and Adventure 14. Euroangel Graffiti (Germany)
15. Life and Me by Pinay Jade(Singapore)
16. Exploring Asia by Pinay Jade(Singapore)

17)Arvindspage by Arvind(INDIA)

I am tagging my beautiful friends Shimmer , Drippingmind , Marilyn christian ,Euro angel and all friends, feel free to grab this too!!
Have fun!!

Colic Calm keeps babies smiling

I remember the days when I was a child,one advertisement I can very distinctly remember was the ad featuring a baby and its mother.The baby troubled by something keeps crying and the mother who knows the best about the child gives the baby a dose of gripe water and need less to say the cute smile returns in its lips.
Gripe water is a household commodity in homes where there are infants.Colic Calm has come up with the world's first 100% natural and homepathic based gripe water.Mother nature is the most powerful and yet the least harmful.Colic Calm powered by the love and effectiveness of mother nature is an ideal solution to solve all digestive troubles of babies.
Colic Calm is a FDA approved product that promises to bring back the cheer back to the babies and the family as well ,its the whole family thats affected emotionally when your dear baby is crying.With years of colic research of the baby colic properties the pleasantly tasting fully natural product also is found to stimulate the baby's self healing properties.
The site impressed me and this post may not be full of medically proven facts.Visit the site for more details.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I took up a personality test

This is what the site says.....Friends should tell me if its true...

Your Personality Is

Guardian (SJ)

You are sensible, down to earth, and goal oriented.

Bottom line, you are good at playing by the rules.

You tend to be dominant - and you are a natural leader.

You are interested in rules and order. Morals are important to you.

A hard worker, you give your all at whatever you do.

You're very serious, and people often tell you to lighten up.

In love, you tend to take things carefully and slowly.

At work, you are suited to almost any career - but you excel in leadership positions.

With others, you tend to be polite and formal.

As far as looks go, you are traditionally attractive. You take good care of yourself.

On weekends, you tend to like to do organized activities. In fact, you often organize them!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Word of the year 2007

Words are very powerful means of expressing one's feelings and sentiments.One single word can make or break relationships.Merriam Webster the best known dictionary known to man ,or atleast me...declares a list of words every year as the words of the particular year based on votes from readers.
The list of the year 2007 is as follows
1. w00t - never have I used it
2.facebook -the only word in the list i use
3.conundrum- sounds greek
4.quixotic -i know this
5.blamestorm- new i suppose
6.sardoodledom-no idea at all
7.apathetic-am pathetic
8.Pecksniffian-whos this?

Google always helps doesnt it?

Keep in touch online

Friends - this single word drives numerous businesses worldwide.Anything with a tag 'friend' sells as hot cake.In todays world friendship is one factor that is easing the tensions and stresses of very competitive professional life that has taken it s toll on moral and ethical values of mankind.
3gb community is one novel idea to keep in touch with friends,make new friends,meet the long lost and forgotten friends of childhood days online.This site also has many cool features like uploading photos ,creating albums,joining chat groups,create blogs ,maintain contacts etc..
The use can also hear latest and hot mp3 songs online.join 3gb community to be a part of an online revolution that is most probably would be the next big thing in the social networking sites.


Scribble is an online drawing site where people from all over the world can work on a drawing at the same time.
Finished drawings can be published to the gallery where they are commented and rated by the users . iScribble is a great place for beginners to learn drawing but also features advanced drawing tools for more demanding users.
You many wonder why this post out of nothing on an online drawing tool...drawing or rather scribbling has been in my blood.I keep drawing lotus patterns all over my place.On books,notes,floor,kerchiefs,hands,faces,monitors,mouse pads etc.
This is a habit that peaks up during study holidays when am surrounded by books and papers with nothing much to do than scribble.Dont have any idea why this habit has stuck to me.I think there are many otheres in this world with a similar problem.This site is now a relief to me serving as a replacement to all the poor things i mentioned.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Medical Career Training

I decided to write this post on primarily because:
  • This is a sponsored post
  • I love the medical profession
The best of the people I have met and been a friend with are into the medical profession and thus I love this field.There are numerous people like me who not only love the field but also aim for a top notch career in this divine profession.This field has numerous dimensions like health care management,holistic medicine,nursing, ultrasound tech etc.Medical career training portal is one unique site that aims to meet the ever rising demand by bridging those who are in for a career with the openings that arise in this field.
The site has region wide career details and also the list of schools and institutions.For example the ultrasound schools .There is a very comprehensive list of job openings also...for example see openings in ultrasound technician category.
I have started loving this site.So will you.

Color it green

Green is one color that is vanishing from Chennai is a rapid pace.With numerous trees being cut for widening roads and raising flats ,not far are the days when Chennai would be devoid of any greenery whatsoever.
Campaigns in this regard are numerous.Celebrities whose mansions tower over acres of land which were once filed with trees raise slogans and war cries for this battle which is slowly becoming a long lost one.
Recently this ad caught my attention.It was about a Sapling exhibition at Alliance Francaise auditorium ,Chennai.Everything as a baby looks beautiful.Trees are an exception.They are beautiful as saplings and also as fully grown ones.The exhibition claims to portray 30 message photographs of tree saplings with captions hopes to kindle the spirit of green among Chennai people.Hope this is a success.

UFO Gaga - A networking site with a difference

When I was a child few things amused me a lot.The list includes sachins smile,simrans dance and finally the UFOs.Unidentified they may be but still they haunt the dreams of scientists and children alike.Featured in numerous movies and serials ,anything that involves an UFO is an instant hit considering the interest people express in this mystery.

Who would not love to see some spectacle like this?This is what prompted me in my previous post on UFOs in India.
There is lots of science and information sharing involved in this.Social Network about Paranormal is one such site that tends to make this simpler.Here people can actually
unite to discuss ,share and comment on UFOs and numerous other paranormal activities that occur in this earth.Among the participants are scientists and researchers who have contrubuted a lots to this field.Join if you enjoy mysteries.

Todays fortune series

Everything will now come your way......this seems to be one fortune every user would love to see.It has been two days since this appeared in my profile and the servers never seemed to have considered my profile for a change.Maybe they consider this would boost up my already lucky days.
This has been true in many cases for me.I as said many times before have led a lucky life.Great family,greater friends,good school,good college etc etc
Many things seem to have come my way very easily without much of a hardwork.Thats what i fel seeing and comparing my way and style of work with others.Will elaborate more on this ,what ive earned by luck in the future posts.
Btw exams are nearing and that doesnt mean i would be busy studying and my blog would become idle.I ve been trying hard to comcentrate on my books for a while now.This has become a difficult task nowadays.

Smorty - a smart way to earn..

Blogging is my passion and so it is to many.Even passion needs to be fuelled with money to keep it alive in my case.I think many will agree to it.Particularly as a student we need some cash and to earn it ,jobs dont come in handy.
Smorty is an ideal earning tool for me with an unique blog for money concept it promises a sturdy source of income for regular bloggers when they review certain products assigned to them by smorty and post the article in their blog.They get paid for blogging and blog advertising.
Its not only the bloggers but also the advertisers who can request the bloggers to review their product and advertise on blogs and pay them for their goos work.The reviews need not be biased .Honest and true comments are also welcome.The account in smorty can be created for free.All you need is a good blog that meets their eligibility criteria .
Join the new

This is what the world sees

Imagine a day without internet,i dont have anyidea what i would be doing other than of course sleeping.This topic of listing the sites whcih actually top the hits list seemed interesting.There are many versions and lists available and of those this seemed to be the most convincing to me.

1) world loves to chat and mail
2)Youtube -- who doesnt
3)Windows live -- Havent visited it yet
4)Google -- Most favorite homepage
5)Myspace -- am not impressed
6)Wikipedia -- The best
7)Orkut -- Will top the list soon
and finally - my blog and ill dream,,,

Ashop Commerce - Join the online revolution

The internet-one word which has revolutionized every walk of life has a very strong presence in the field of shopping and marketing.Online stores are fast becoming the buzz words of the modern world and the future of this field is enormous with the ever expanding internet subscribers.
Ashop Commerce ,the forerunner in this field provides a revolutionary ,turnkey e-commerce solution.Ashop Commerce which has churned out the worlds most easy to use web based shopping cart software with award winning features that allow management of shopping carts and create online stores for your trade.
Its not just the features but also the cost factor that promises to attract many new merchants to Ashop Commerce shopping cart software , who aim to start an online business using e-commerce softwares.It promises the most up to date features like the live support tool which facilitates live chat,free store design support,support ticketing system etc.
Ashop Commerce is not just an ecommerce software but also promises to be a full service with technical support and customer service. The store designs are template independent allowing a fully customisable design without restrictions.It also claims to provide security and fraud alerts.It seems thousands of traders have already been impressed by this product.
Peek in to join the revolution...
Happy shopping...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Help me

The final year of my college life seems to have induced a lots of changes in me.These are becoming obviously visible to me.
First my eating habits have taken an u turn.Never do i feel like eating and i dont remember an instant in the recent past when ive felt hunger.Its been months since i have sat down for a perfect meal and my plate stares longingly at me when I finish my meals with bowls and cups.
The second useful thing I used to do earlier was to sleep well and even sleep seems to elude me now.A person (me) who used to go to bed at 9.30pm sharp and get up at 4 am precise ,now tries to sleep by 2 am and gets up at 5...
The third most critical is my state of seems to be happy always..happy without any particular reason.Am laughing alone like someone being tickled by a ghost.There have been many critical situations and matters of concern in the past few days...still nothing seems to have worried me..
Donno why my attitude has changed...

Meet and make friends online

Friends are life and without them life is meaningless.There are numerous with ths view and
3gb community is aimed at serving this purpose of meeting ,making and keeping touch with friends online.
This site an obvious community networking site also provides provision to upload photos,create albums,create and join in groups and interact.More attractive features are the chatting and a relatively new concept of hearing mp3 songs online.
Sounds great right....For all this join 3gb community For all those wanting a new lease of social life this is the ideal solution.

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Best Blog Ive Ever seen

"The best things in life are unexpected",quotes the author of this blog in one of her posts.I understood that this is an absolute fact only after getting to read this blog.As a new blogger always does,I was browsing through the directories of a referral site when this very cute name 'Happiness haven' flashed across.It sounded too good.Know what ive been a person who has lived my 21 years on earth in a very happy way.Tasting successes all through and being among the best of people .Naturally I was tempted to pay a visit.

Personal blog posts attract me to read only when they have eye catching titles.This blog I should say made a deep impact in the very first visit.The best template i bet is in this blog.Though it takes time to load ,its worth the wait.Most blogs nowadays are full of whinings,anger,aggression,complaints etc....but this blog the moment u start reading the posts u get a feel that u r now in a very different world raining flowers over you.The author seems to be a very happy person in life and that has reflected in her words.Believe me ,a blog can never be better.Her words "If we want to be happy, we must learn and practice being appreciative of everyone around us" tempted me to write this post on this very refreshing masterpiece.

And one thing that keeps me glued to the page is her display picture.The selection of a display pic is an art in itself.There are times when i just keep staring at her display pic rather than reading her posts.A very cute pic with smiling eyes.

I wont flatter by saying this blog has changed my life.But I should say this has changed my outlook on life.Visit the blog and ull know what I mean.

Keep blogging my friend...there are many like me waiting for your posts.


This rank based upon the way the symposiums are organised ,the spirit among the organisers,etc
a follow up to my previous post...

1)SASTRA Deemed
2)RMD Engineering College(Saankhetika 06,07 especially)
3)SSNCE(was the best earlier)
4)MADHA(students showed great enthu)
5)SRM Deemed
6)Velammal and SVCE

I blog I earn

I have been blogging regularly for sometime now and happy for my visitor count increasing daily.Never had i imagined that I would get an opportunity to earn money even before I join my job after my graduation.
This is a world full of opportunities for those who are ready to work and one such great option has been provided by PayPerPost very fondly now known as PPP in the blog network.The best thing about PPP is that it is very easily accessible even to beginners and relatively new bloggers.All thats required is a passion towards blogging and a minimum of 10 posts in the past 30 days.Of course in future when your page ranks and stuff improve you get to earn more when you get more tasks from PPP.This wonderful site is actually quite popular among the bloggers all over the world and can also act as a platform for interaction.I am new to this and hoping to make new friends ,improve my blog and of course earn money.
The one fact that attracted me into this was the posts need not be flattering and full of sugar coated words ringing all praises to the product.The views can also be neutral, letting the true nature of the product to be discussed upon.
Am hoping to make the best use of this .Happy Blogging.


The part one was based on the prize money...and this part will be on the next most attractive feature in any symposium...that which adds colour to the dullest of the surroundings...of course the beautiful girls....Your symposium may be the worst ever but a beautiful girl with a charming smile can make ppl forget all the problems....

Here is the rating from what I have observed:

1)SRM Deemed,MOB Vaish
2)Meenakshi Sundararajan
4)St Josephs
6)MNM Jain

But invariably the 2004-2008 seems to be a little impressive compared to seniors and juniors..

People dont get offended by this....take it as a compliment if your college is der or consider me unlucky for not having noticed u if ur college is not there...


Orkut churns out random fortune lines daily...
I found dose interesting if not true atleast..

Todays fortune for me was " Your winsome smile will be your sure protection"...This one line will never hold true for me anyday in my life...Those who know me will understand this.. Coz ive had this stupid habit of letting out silly smiles in the worst situations ive ever faced in life.This has been my habit right from my school days.Once when my class was caught for a stupid prank we played on the houses besides our school,we were made to stand in the school grounds and our correspondent was addressing us with lots of anger in his voice and me being the class leader was called up on the stage for asking apology and I came up with a big smile in my face...donno what my correspondent felt..
Stages i.e podiums of any sort have allways been rib tickling to me...whenever am asked to handle a seminar or even utter few words on stage i come up with smiles the moment i see the people sitting in front of me..and now the habit has worsened to loud laughters as mentioned in one of my previous posts.
Atleast these maybe entertaining to the onlookers but i smile even when people are seriously scolding me or advising me.My HOD had a tough time in making me heed to her orders in our department symposium activities and for her every practically impossible suggestion I would come up with a hearty smile and it was really good to see her annoyed at my reactions.
Worse still was a situation in college when was almost slapped by a girl for what my friends did,my first reaction was a smile which i consider my silliest so far.
People have started asking me if i had any other reaction to be put up on my face other than a smile....smiling in my case has eased out many situations and worsen many...must try and reduce this before I end up in a job..

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


As is the case with many colleges TCS was the first to visit our college....
We had lots of time to prepare and do research on previous year questions and patterns...
Loads and loads of question papers were available on the net to be downloaded and practised.
Google for placement material and ull end up with tonnes,,

The TCS selection pattern last year was as follows...

Computer based apti test with three seperate timed sections per sitting.The sections as always were Quants,Verbal and Critical(otherwise known as logical) and no sectional cut off...

A fairly easy one depending upon the panel that interviews u..

Supposed to be a casual happening but this was where all filtering took place..

The TCS selection pattern is supposed to be a very easy one coz tcs recruits in bulks...
For the quants section we r supposed to finish off with the basic chapters in R.S.Agarwal and then most importantly solve the previous year papers of TCS....This is more important than R.S in many cases.
The verbal section was very tough ,but was a cakewalk for GRE aspirants...The GRE wordlist helps a lot..but the trick here is since there in no sectional cut off u can escape without preparing this part,leaving it to the Gods to shower luck upon you.
The critical reasoning is the most challenging part setting the TCS test apart from other companies.You need to have good time management skills and without that u would end up leaving most of the questions untouched.GRE material like barrons helps again....particularly the barrons 12the edition's critical reasoning section.

  • I never practised the previous year papers
  • I hated the word list
  • TCS apti i felt was boring
  • The shower of luck never really happened in verbal section
The fact that i din clear the apti dint bother me much coz the moment i saw a few previous year papers i had realized that i wasnt made for this kind of an apti test...i loved other kind of problems.

U can access my apti and verbal collections at:

Here's the link for barrons 12th edition:

*****Disclaimer : All the facts posted here depend on the patterns till case of any change this year the author is not responsible


The placement season of this year is about to start in many engineering colleges in chennai shortly..having maintained an active placement group for my department ive got a fairly good collection of placement materials.So decided to upload those in esnips for public use.

Will be posting shortly about companies ,interview experiences etc.
All of you can access a part of my collection in an Yahoo Group named saiece2008.
ust join it and access the files area.It will have some mails exclusive to my college and department.Never mind about those.

Send an invitation with your name,college name and link to orkut profile...

Monday, April 7, 2008


"New Delhi is in the middle of a big secret internal debate. On one side the largest democracy of the world is eager to explain to its citizens and to the world about the ongoing contacts with the UFOs and extra-terrestrials. On the other hand there are invisible untold international protocols that prohibit doing anything that may cause worldwide fear and panic.It is well accepted between the UFO and extra-terrestrial experts that all the five nuclear powers are in contact with the beings from other stars for quite some time. Recently India has seen enormous news on UFO contacts and secret UFO bases in Himalayas near the Chinese bases. In Ladak, for example the locals clearly point out the everyday phenomenon of large triangular spacecrafts coming out below the ground and Indian security forces protecting them.

Military officials and politicians have confessed the fact that India has been contacted. India has been told the rules of the Universe.

The current debate is on whether to keep it secret like other countries are doing or in tradition of a total transparent society come out and tell the truth. India is so open and democratic; it is very difficult to keep a secret for long."

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Your luck has been completely changed today!

This is what my profile said today...If this is true then this today would be the most terrible for me.I say this coz Ive always felt ive been a very lucky person in life.Be it in personal,academic,career ,social etc ive been lucky to get what i deserved.
Ive been i the best of schools where I was treated to be a very special child and i relish every moment of my school life.My friends in school ,college and also outside have been numerous and they have always been very good to me.I never remember any incident in my life where i was insulted or treated badly by any of my friends perhaps except one such experience in my college.
Speaking of academics comes my real luck.I never study too much sitting for hours together with books.But still its the luck factor that attributes to my academic ,co and extra curricular successes so far.
Ive been happy throughout my life ..hope this continues for ever...

Friday, April 4, 2008


The number 666 has a strange fascination for people. Some suffer from Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia (fear of the number 666):

bulletTelephone companies have met a wall of customer opposition when they try to install a 666 exchange. One example was in Vancleve, KY, the home of Kentucky Mountain Bible College. They were assigned a phone number in mid 2002 with a "666" prefix. Staff member Carlene Light said: "People say, 'You're a Bible college and you have 666 in your phone number?' It's the connotation. No one wants to be part of the mark of the beast." Vice president Rob Roy MacGregor said: "In the secular world, 666 is not a problem. It is for us." 1
bulletVarious highways, formerly numbered 666, have been renumbered due to public agitation. The sixth branch of the legendary Route 66 was appropriately numbered highway 666 in 1926. The highway starts near Gallup, NM, goes through Colorado and ends at Monticello, UT. It was referred to as the "Highway to Hell." It was famous for its gruesome accidents and legends of mad truckers, demon dogs, shape-shifting Native medicine men, a vanishing young woman in a nightgown, people suddenly appearing in the backseat of a car, etc. 2 The states of New Mexico, Colorado and Utah agreed that they would change the highway's number to 491, on 2003-MAY-31. 3 One wonders if the apparitions have disappeared, now that the number has changed.
bulletWhen President Ronald Reagan purchased a house in Bel Air, CA, its address was 666 St. Cloud Road. Johnny Carson, the previous owner, had no problem with the number. The Reagan's asked that the number be changed. The town complied. The new address is 668. 4
bulletMichael Drosnin predicted in his book "The Bible Code II" that "the Bible code clearly states the danger in modern terms- 'atomic holocaust' and 'World War' are both encoded in the Bible. And both are encoded with the same year, 2006." visitors who review the book give it a rather low rating: 2.5 stars out of 5. He did not prophecy a month, day or hour. Fortunately, the year has passed and the prophecy has behaved like all previous future predictions: it was proven false. 5
bulletBrightSurf, a resource for science information, comments on "conspiracy theories that have cropped up regarding the number 666..." They quote Phillips Stevens, Jr., Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology, at the University of Buffalo, NY:

"They believe the sinister number 666 is encoded in our nation’s banking system, in our medical and governmental records, and in our very identity, in personal documents and in UPC bar codes — this latter is [seen as] evidence of the fulfillment of Revelation prophecy." 3

bulletOn 1998-NOV, the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island filed an appeal with the State Department of Education concerning a high school student who was suspended for wearing a T-shirt which displayed the name of a rock band and the number 666.

"The ACLU's complaint notes that the school district regularly allows students to wear T-shirts bearing other religious symbols or messages (such as "I will serve the Lord") without being punished."

John Dineen, a volunteer lawyer who filed the appeal, said:

"Public schools cannot be in the business of approving a T-shirt about the Lord and banning a T-shirt of a rock band, even a sacrilegious one. In the process of trying to make schools safe, it's good to get rid of guns. It's not good to suspend common sense or the Bill of Rights." 6

bulletRumors started to circulate in 1980 that Proctor and Gamble's logo was a Satanic symbol. It was said that you could connect the 13 stars with lines that would spell out 666. The number 666 is also said to be visible in the old man's beard.

"Proctor & Gamble worked very hard to counteract the rumors, issuing press releases, instigating legal action and even soliciting the support of leading Christian fundamentalists who announced their faith in the purity of the company." 4

By early 1991, the company had answered over 150,000 telephone calls and letters concerning the myth. They filed at least 15 lawsuits against individual rumor mongers, but finally gave up and changed their logo. More details

Pragyan 08- A dissapointment

Pragyan --The international techno management festival of NIT ,Trichy as always promised to be a great event.Pragyan 07 had been an eye opener to us in many ways --the first major paper presentation event we attended and the first time we did a robot was for pragyan 07.With a sort of an emotional bonding we booked our tickets to pragyan 08......but this time the hype ,the expectations ,the fame that pragyan 07 had created were shattered.When we landed at the gates of NIT Trichy we expected a very similar sight of a hospi desk with smiling girls and active volunteers ,but we were enquired by a lone volunteer who seemed to have come straight from his bed.When asked abt the hospi desk ,he replied,"Today is day zero and we r preparing yet"...these guys are good enough to come up with these terms and not to have organised everything beforehand.Ive been to the worst colleges even without auditoriums but not without a hospi desk for a symposium.
We walked all the way to the Garnet rooms where we were supposed to stay carrying our luggages ,our robots and our project.Images of pragyan 07 with lavish decorations and vans dropping us to our rooms crossed by in my mind.We entered the garnet room with more than 25 beds arranged in some haphazard manner...we never expected this ..we thot we wud be allotted a seperate room for the 300 bucks we paid for the so called 'hospitality'...not that we wanted privacy or that we wanted to be alienated from other participants...the fact was that we wer der in NIT for robotics and paper events for which we needed workspace for preparations.I immeadiatly called up the coordinator and explained our situation quoting our pleasant experiences at pragyan 07..what i got was a rude and cold "that was this is 08..."...we were already getting a sense of the differences...and next came the worst part....when i asked for our food coupons and ID cards,imagine what i was told that the hospi amount dint include the food...which means we had to buy our food paying money...300 for an overcrowded room excluding food was too much...No where in the site they had mentioned about this stupidity..and ID cards werent ready yet...
And the four days we stayed at NIT ,der wasnt a sign of a symposium crowd at all...we never expected a Pragyan to be like this.....the events though were held professionally without any lag.Our room mates from Banglore made a very good company sharing ideas mutually.
Ive organised techfests in my college though not as large as Pragyan but with good crowd and participation.What I feel is the organisers must be patient and accountable and answering the queries with a smile...this was missing in pragyan 08....and this incident hurt us a was the final moments of Pragyan and we were waiting at the PR desk for our winner certificates to be delivered .Only one girl seemed to be incharge der and she couldnt obviously handle the queue.She was sweating and seemed to be of my frinds asked the volunteers there if they could possibly arrange for another person to help us in her work,,,and immeadiatly the event coordinator came up to him and replied very harshly,"shes the only person allotted to this do it..and she has to..if uve got any complaints write it in the feedback form..and dont say these to me..".....never ever expected such a reply...

and of course " it was 07 and now this is 08"

I dont intend to degrade NIT ....just that the way pragyan 07 was held had created huge expectations...they could have tried better to live up to it...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Today's Prediction

The prediction in orkut for today was "You will travel to many places"....
Travelling is one thing in life ive wanted to do..but have never done much actually.
With my father's LTS and mother's train pass ive been to places inside India like Mumbai,Bangalore,Mysore ,Hyderabad etc...Those were family trips to the homes of relatives who live there and needless to say i enjoyed every moment of those.
The four years of college life have given me numerous chances to travel.In fact travelling to various colleges for the sake of attending symposiums conducted there was tha major activity we did all these years in college.The list of colleges and the places visited are endless and each travel has a story in itself ,those moments i would cherish with the company of my dear friend Ajay

It is indeed these moments and travelling that has shaped me up from a school boy to a college boy.
There are many places I have always wanted to travel to.Venezuela and Sweden are such places I would love to go primely for being the countries with the most beautiful women.It is said so..i would rather be there to check if its true.
Apart from this my feet should land atlast once in Swiss,Russia,Cuba for obvious reasons.Would love to post about those trips in future.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


The four years of college life in my case has been a very different experience.I cannot remember one single stretch of 6 days when i had attended my college.Its always 2-3 days per week and the rest of the week im on OD visiting other colleges for either dumbc,papers,projects,quiz,sports etc with my team.
Having visited numerous colleges so far here I am rating those colleges I have been to under
certain categories.The first of this series would be "PRIZE MONEY"

The rating is as follows:
1)IIT Madras
2)SRM Deemed University(We walk out with atleast 5k everytime we go der)
3)SASTRA Deemed(Refer my post on Daksh)
4)Aalim Mohamed Salegh
5)Vel Multi media((Their princi gave 1000 even to a gal who drew kolams)
6)Adi Parasakhti
7)Raja Lakshmi Engineering College

Cannot add oders here coz in all oder colls like St Josephs ,Crescent ,SVCE,Velammal etc etc the prize amout is pretty much the same.