Sunday, 29 December 2013

If Facebook and Twitter go offline:

It looks so nice and sounds to be sumptuously consumer friendly if the social tools like Facebook and Twitter are available to their users offline without getting constrained to make any payments therefor as charges for internet usage, in other words free access to both facebook and twitter. Vow! It is already there. As per latest news, it may no more be the question of any ‘if’, it is rather quite in the offing very likely to happen in tangible terms shortly after the u2opia company of Gurgaon (Haryana, India), which has its net work spread over in around 30 countries of the world, is able to launch it in India too enabling the users to do necessary surfing on both the social tools even through their mobile phones without at all depending on internet for the purpose. The technique adopted for this task is known as ussd. The very relative platform is given the name fonetwish. The internet users in India are around 200 millions only as against mobile users who numerically stand at 900 million and obviously it is so good a news for them in the New Year due just a few days after.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

What’s it that really impacts the share market?

That’s a big question as there is hardly any body or any forum to have the fool proof calculation on the mood of the share market. Something that holds good at the moment may just disappear and assume negative proportions. Inflation, developmental growth, soaring prices, change in incumbencies of top most importance at the top level in the country and even the weather are the known notable ingredients to determine the move of the market but there again the calculations flop in many of the instances. Share market pundits called Experts predict the move of the market in a free styled manner without being definite on what they themselves say. When Raghuram Rajan took over as the Governor of Reserve Bank of India, it was branded as a wave when he could manage to normalise Rupee/Dollar ratio initially but it was all short lived and it hardly took any time for the disbalance to resume with fluctuations. Modi wave was also branded as a factor to enhance the market speed but this again proved to be a momentary factor. There are calculations that if some stable government like presumably that of Narendra Modi’s comes to power in 2014 elections, the market performance would improve much but that is again a factor which just can’t be taken for sure. The fact remains that the share market in itself is a phenomenon with its own entity and just functions by taking chances without depending on any sort of extraneous factors.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Bluehost– business tycoons or feudal lords?

They are a well settled business organisation obviously flourishing by leaps and bounds at the cost of their customers. They are Bluehost, a web hosting business entity. As an enthusiast to add some commercial features of interest to my the other one existing site via by way of some kind of a transfer through Bluehost, I got myself registered with them in the beginning of this year. Initially theirs was a remark that the URL so quoted by me didn’t exist. Later I found that they had charged my credit card for $252 being the amount for 12 months for BluehostPro whereas I had registered my self for a normal one being comparatively low priced. This they did unilaterally at their own without obtaining my specific consent for the purpose. I had hardly any option but to reconcile wanting that my new registration at least should work. It didn’t. My emails so addressed to them highlighting the problem either didn’t get any reply at all, or if there was any, it was just irrelevant. What happened instead was that there was a mall ware developed on my site and they asked me to pay them some extra money to get the virus removed, which of course I refused point blank with the result that every thing stands still and the virus in question is spreading further. The fear on this count has forced me not to open my account on the site of the Bluehost at all. I don’t know what is there further in store to cause me problems simply because I ventured to opt them as the host. There is no message from them for the last more than 3 weeks despite my incessant reminders to them. As I could see it the last time, their meter on my account regularly continues earmarking the period based charge. As a matter of an etiquette, I have no mind to proceed against them through the appropriate channels, but they are possibly compelling me to get dragged to that situation.

As I am a social worker, the purpose of this post is to apply necessary caution and an ample measure of an alert before any body, mainly including the bloggers, venture to seek some paid service or the other from the Bluehost.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Isn’t it that simplicity is a costly affair?

‘Simple living and high thinking’ is a great slogan. It sounds so noble and inspiring too in the meantime but the question is whether it practically pays any thing. The answer is obviously a big ‘NO’ unless the concerned practitioner is otherwise a great celebrity. Mahatma Gandhi could afford the luxury of simplicity and so could Nelson Mandela or one can remember Abraham Lincoln for the purpose. The man in the picture is the son of an MLA and is left with no option but to work as a cobbler for a living as his father was too simple and honest an MLA never resorting to any sort of unfair means to make the family rich enough to lead a life of comfort and luxury like all the politicians in India are doing today growing richer overnight. His father Sardaru Ram was an MLA in Himachal Pradesh (India) during mid 1950s. He was a cobbler and died as such even after remaining an MLA for quite a time. He lived in a thatched house and had two brothers and two sons in the family and all of them have no source of any income to support the family except working as cobblers. The current generation of the politicians are the last ones to lead a simple life following the example of simplicity so set by men like Sardaru Ram, they are rather the ones who only believe in a life full of extraordinary comfort and luxury.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Imbalances in work output:

Clamour for equality is there in a bumper measure on all counts every where in the world but it is a sort of an utopia which hardly works in a practical manner. The factor of equalising is more a managerial factor than the one directly related to workforce. Workforce does need equal treatment as from the relative management but there is another factor involved where it is for the employees to realise that they are equally the partners and there it is they themselves to play the requisite role in retaining the equality aspect to a reasonable level. There was a news as from media the other day that a fourth class employee turned up to his job four years after he had joined it in a school in some rural area and when questioned his reply was that he was no exception as it was a common practice there even including the teachers for a long time. Normally this is a routine scenario particularly in the rural areas. This gives workforce a bad name and ethically it is their responsibility to abstain from such a practice. Moreover, they have also to bear in mind that several of their counterparts elsewhere are the victims of working for unlimited hours in various departments particularly those relating to banking and they are denied all Sundays and holidays without any extra compensation in lieu thereof. Those who are shirking from work are only acting detrimental to the interest of those who are forced to work without any limit on their work schedule.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

The way you treat yourself matters:

It  matters much as to how you treat yourself for the simple reason that your normal expectations are that others should behave well with you. Many of those practicing ART OF LIVING themselves do not follow this. Charity begins at home and those who impart preachings themselves adopt the adage they will surely leave a practical message to others to fall in line. Otherwise too, it is a normal common sense that what you sow you reap. Why not take care while sowing to ensure that it elicits the desired fruits when the efforts materialise. Let it not be just a matter of culture, more importantly it is the truth of life. Life is after all what one makes it.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Modi’s magic spell in share market too:

Apparent as it is, it is Narendra Modi’s wave every where and so is in the share market too. The more the wave, more are upward fluctuations in the stock market. Stock market in a way represents all categories of the people –the biggies, the mediocre and even the low paid ones, and that is the reason the impact of the Modi wave is more visible in this market. When there were opinion poll results highlighting Modi’s popularity, both Nifty and Sensex rose upward and the latest being results of elections held in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhatisgarh where BJP could tremendously lead a sweep which can well be seen as the charismatic impact of Modi wave. Some of the experts opine that this impact may not prove to be a lasting one. Nothing is ever lasting and every change in some scenario or the other is always subject to plus and minus in varying degrees, but the fact is that the Modi impact is quite visibly observable at the  moment. Share market is always known as the one that fluctuates abnormally and that is the very character of it, what can’t be ruled out is the reality that Modi’s impact did occur in this field also, it may last or dwindle is altogether a different matter.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Sex with a dog or a bitch –any proof?

There is a story, a real one, of a judge who kept the judgement in a case pending for a long time unable as he found himself as to how go about the very proof part of body contents of the case. The case was a divorce petition filed by a man against his wife on the grounds of infidelity and that she was in the habit of having sex with a dog. The judge was satisfied and fully convinced on the grounds put up by the lawyer of the man concerned but there was nothing like any concrete proof. He was upset and had sleepless nights brooding all along as to how proceed further in the matter. His wife asked him why he was upset and the judge told him the whole story including the problem of the proof. His wife was able to give him a clude. She suggested ‘why not examine upper part of the belly of the petitioner’s wife. If there are paw marks of the dog on her belly, it would clearly indicate that she was having sex with the dog’. The very next day when the judge reached the court the first thing he did was to order necessary examination of the petitioners wife. It was done and the judge found that quite visibly there were the paw marks on her belly. The judge pronounced his verdict upholding the petitioner’s allegation. What happened the next was an amazement as the judge divorced his own wife immediately on reaching his home for obvious reasons that she too had paw marks on her belly which he had failed to notice earlier. Who knows how many females and equally males in the human society could be practicing such a bestiality as zoophiles?

Monday, 2 December 2013

If cry for moon materialises to reality?

An alternative to the planet Earth is in the offing and may be the next inhabitat for the humans is the planet Moon, something that has all along been an utopia and a material till now confined to only imaginations. The very adventure like this is likely to materialise during the year 2015 if the gigantic plans so undertaken by NASA go well and unhindered. These efforts are likely to make human inhabitation possible on Moon with their compacted colonies. To what extent the venture is likely to be compatible with whatever are the basic needs of the humans on Moon with their colonies there only the time will tell. May be this acts as an alternative to accommodate the awefully increasing population growth on Earth.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Alluring the electorate:

It is an offence, as the Election Commission puts it, to secure votes against money. No problem, all the political parties have their own tools to override the law based provisions. Those of them who are in power in  some state or the other in India can very well buy the votes by paying the electorate as a well formulated scheme. Samajwadi Party led government in Uttar Pradesh has announced recruitment of 40,000 cleaners and also a compensation of Rs.5,00,000 to the family of those cleaners who die in course of working in some sewer line. They have also announced a payment of Rs.250 instead of  Rs.120 currently to the labour involved. The problem in question has all along been there for several years but increase in number of the cleaners, avenues for employment and amount of compensation look only new ones –thanks to the general elections due the next year that is 2014 which is working as a source of motivation for the politicians to appease a particular class of the community. The scope of employment, increase in the amount of compensation, and payment to daily wagers are a dire need felt always but being generous enough in the context of the elections on the part of the political party concerned give the gestures the shape of a bribe only, it is rather a broad day robbery of public resources.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Tarun Tejpal of Tahelka–why in reverse gear?

It was only the other day that Tarun Tejpal, the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tahelka, once considered a bomb blast on exposure of several scandals with himself in a lead role, admitted having committed a sexual assault on a junior journalist girl at Goa and expressed his regrets for incident in several words. As a matter of self confession, he also withdrew himself from the job of Editor-in-Chief for three months, a punishment he prescribed for himself based on his self realisation. Now that necessary criminal proceedings have already been initiated against him in the matter by the police with hectic interrogations, surprisingly he has gone back on his earlier version of statement  with the assertion that he is not guilty and whatever happened was fully with the consent of the woman concerned. After this type of U turn what he meant to say was that the act in question was that of a consensual sex  and there was nothing like any rape. When Tejpal had earlier confessed and had expressed regrets he was quite able to gain sympathy of the people but after a quick reversal in his stand now he is being much more condemned as from all quarters in the society. Such a turn in reverse gear on the part of Tejpal only deprives him of any sympathy from any body and the law has to take its own course unhindered.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Another feather in the cap of women careerists:

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It’s a happy sign that there are many a women executives who are joining as the Head of different organisations in the country, the latest being Usha Anantha Subramanian who has since been appointed as the first woman Chairman of the newly started Womens’ Bank in India. The Board which is being setup for this new type of Bank is to consist of the women only as Directors in it. The Bank is to be managed all by women themselves exclusively. The banking operations, however, may have to involve also customers other than the women. First of its kind in India, the Bank is supposed to promote a banking that is women friendly. This is a new venture and hopefully this meets the demand for exclusively a women’s Bank pending for a long time with result orientation in a healthy way. Please read this in conjunction with the link given below:


Sunday, 17 November 2013

Walking as a better mode of exercise:

There are many who brand walking as an exercise meant for old persons but the very fact not to be ignored or taken lightly is that it is compatibly applicable to the people in general in any walk of life irrespective of some age barrier or the other. It’s a different matter that the people in the advancing group of age are supposed to apply certain precautions compared to those in a lower range of age group. There is another fallacy that walking is a mode of exercise to be practiced only in the morning hours and that it is not advisable to go for it in the evening. In fact walking in the evening is much better a mode of exercise during winter to keep necessary safeguard against chilly cold weather in the early morning hours. Those who prefer morning walks only, they should do it after the Sun rises to a moderate level of severity of cold and this should be done, as prescribed in Yoga themes of exercises, with a view for the purposes of the basking in the open which is much beneficial. Walking in any case is much better an exercise to secure the needed results practicing it in whatever hours of the day that suit the individual practitioner from his/her physical status point of view.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Are consumers really a rich lot?

Development or no development but it looks really so anomalous that consumers are now no more the people who once hankered all the time for some financial relief or the other. This phenomenon is quite manifest when you cast a look on the crowds of the shoppers thronging in malls and the other sundry shops in the market. If there is paucity of the resources, how come they are capable of affording a sumptuous shopping spree. There are mainly two reasons for such an anomalous position –one that standard of living on the part of the people in general has gone too high and –two that there is no dearth of black money in the country facilitating uncalled for deals and transactions. The best option for using black money lie with the hotels, restaurants and sundry shopping markets where one can spend as lavishly as he wants remaining fully unnoticed identity wise. Culture of the type like this could have been better recognized if there was a compatible developmental growth enabling the people to consume a sort of well accounted for amount of money.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Maya’s maya–her brother’s seized wealth is returned:

Not long ago the much talked about case of disproportionate assets against BSP Supremo MayawatiMayawati[1] was dropped and as the talk goes it was a reward awarded to her for her rescue measures extended to UPA. Whatever it was it was certainly a big relief to her. It didn’t stop there alone, she  has now been given another big relief by way of releasing money to the tune of 400 crores of rupees which amount was earlier seized by the Income Tax authorities who traced this much of wealth on a raid conducted by them against him. The ground now taken is that since Anand Kumar, her brother, paid the required income tax for the money so traced that is good enough a proof to show that it was well earned without using any illegitimate means. Those who say that the laws and rules go limping when there is the politics involved are correct in their perception.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Dogs’ tail is partly their mind too:

Sounds peculiar but it’s true, if the latest research on the topic is relied upon, that part of their mind is directly connected to their tail and this is the factor that enables the dogs to get a sense of different happenings in a better way than humans can. Almost all the time a dog keeps waving its tail right and left coupled with upward and downward. Such directions are denotative of their mood and temper. While sniffing some object their tail goes more active with sideways movement which is an indication that their brain is actively working on some particular task. Sniffer dogs are well known for this. The tail moving more in the right direction compared to the left or in the left direction more than the right one indicates as to what is the status of the dog’s brain and that what is its mood. Happy moments or the moments otherwise both can be determined through the manners in which a particular dog does it. Peculiar it is that during mating their tail stops moving side ways. These characteristics of  the dogs are inherent in the very specie of theirs and it just can’t be copied or borrowed by the humans howsoever best they have a craving for this.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Story of a computer maniac:

There are many who take use of some computer or the other as a severe addiction for themselves and they are the ones who  can’t afford remaining away from it for longer durations and yet there are several others who start feeling uneasy if they are not on their laptops with a gap of more than a few hours. This is not the end of the anxiety on the part of the computer users as there are exceptional cases like the one, as reported by the media, in some country who sticks to the company of his computer for 24 hours a day. And to pursue his addiction he opted to stay in a computer cafe itself day  and night. Even when relaxing for a few moments he reclines clasping his laptop by his chest. Such a practice is in fact a great health hazard and how he is able to keep himself free of different ailments is a matter of sheer amazement. Addiction of a type like this looks like some sort of a lust but in any case the man concerned deserves all praise for his stamina to match a commitment like this.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Uniquely novel an agitation–Sex strike:

There are new inventions, new discoveries and yet there are new ideas on laying stress on certain demands, the latest one being sex strike to secure necessary attention of the concerned channels in Colombia (South America). The issue related to construction and maintenance of the roads in the city which are in a very dilapidated conditions and it is every now and then that some one or the other gets injured, in some cases seriously. Several women in the city staged a march in a large group carrying banners of ‘no sex’ till their demands are duly met restoring the roads to a normal order. What impact it brought is not known but certainly the protesters might have been well satisfied that the mode of agitation they adopted for the purpose must have caused sleepless nights to those who were supposedly concerned with the task of repairs and maintenance of the local roads. Sigh of relief is that fortunately the newly adopted mode of agitation by the Columbia women has not yet reached India.