Thursday, September 27, 2007
(1) 26,03,571 tourists visited the Taj Mahal in 2006-07, according to the
(2) 6 million users are being added every month to India's cell phone market.
Courtesy: Facts & Figures, The Week, Sep.2, 2007.
Grateful thanks to The Week.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop,"The devil's name is Depression.
4. Enjoy the simple things. When the children are young, that is all that you can afford. When they are in college, that is all that you can afford.When you are on retirement, that is all that you can afford.
5. Laugh often, long, and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. Laugh so much that you can be tracked in the store by your distinctive laughter.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be alive while you are alive, don't put out a mailbox on the highway of death and just wait in residence for your mail.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it is family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take guilt trips. Go to the mall, the next county, foreign country, but not to guilt country.
10. Tell the people you love, that you love them, at every opportunity. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
May today, there be peace within you. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
"I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Courtesy: 'Insite Info', Deccan Chronicle, Chennai, Sep.24, 2007.
Grateful thanks to Deccan Chronicle.
The styles and techniques of the two great subcontinental greats were presented by Adity Mohsin and Anup Barua, renowned artists from Bangladesh who performed eight songs each at a program recently organized in Beijing by the Central Conservatory of Music (CCM), China.
Bangladesh eagerly responded to his interest and Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd, the Chinese company with a growing presence in the country's telecommunication sector, sponsored the program.
Courtesy: IANS/Deccan Chronicle, Chennai, Sep.24, 2007.
Grateful thanks to IANS and Deccan Chronicle.
San Francisco and Chicago in recent weeks abruptly halted plans to set up municipal Wi-Fi networks while Internet giant, Earthlink, a partner for a number of cities, begun a reorganisation that would limit new projects.
Analysts however says that despite the problems of municipal Wi-Fi programs, wireless Internet access is growing and more networks will be coming in some form.
Courtesy: AFP/The Hindu, Chennai, of Sep.24, 2007
Grateful thanks to AFP and The Hindu.
She was accorded a tumultuous reception by people who turned up in large numbers at the Ahmedabad airport.
Ms Williams told the gathering that "borders" between the nations were all "creations of the mind" of the people and from outer space, the earth was a single "borderless" entity. She said India looked the "most beautiful" from space.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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Saturday, September 08, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
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Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Eyecatchers-28 : 'Intel to offer net-based content to schools' - Express News Service, The New Indian Express
Addressing reporters after holding discussions with Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi at his residence here, the Intel chief said the organisation would assist the State Government in providing WIMAX broadband access to 50 government schools in tier-two towns, such as, Coimbatore, Tiruchy, Madurai and Erode, for providing content and training to the schools.
Later, a press release from the company said that Intel and Tamil Nadu Govt would work together to expand the above network through support from USO funds, thereby connecting several schools, government offices, and health centres in more districts.
Courtesy: Express News Service, The New Indian Express, Madurai, Sep.4, 2007
Grateful thanks to The New Indian Express.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Eyecatchers-27 : 'Let Us Know Gandhi Through Correspondence' - Riyas, K.P. in Education Express, Supp. to The New Indian Express
'Let Us Know Gandhi Through Correspondence' is a course conducted in Tamil and English by Gandhi Study Centre, which gives a rare chance to know and familiarise with the life and thoughts of Mahatma.
The date of exam will be January 30, 2008. Certificates will be sent in due course to the successful candidates. Registration fee and course fee per candidate is Rs.150/- and those who register their names will get study materials free of cost. There is no educational qualification and age limit for enrolling in the course.
With a good collection of materials on Gandhi, its library and research center has been recognized as one of the resource centres on Gandhi. The library which contains 10,000 books, CDs, video tapes, cassettes and photo collections, is a good resource option for educational institutions, research scholars, social activists and the public alike.
Eyecatchers-26 : 'University of Madras Completes 150 Years' - Education Express, Supp. to The New Indian Express
The University of Madras campus in Chepauk wears a new look. There is more activity, and the rains have added more sheen to the buildings. There is not a trace of it wearing out with 150 years of usage. And to top it all, there are plans to have a new building with 2.5 lakh sq.ft space within the campus. If anything, the university only seems to be getting younger!
The university has taken this opportunity to indulge in community service measures. It had adopted 100 slums and 50 villages in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur and will provide for their educational, economical, social and health requirements.
(Excerpt from Education Express, Supp. to The New Indian Express, Madurai, Aug.31, 2007)