Nov 10, 2012

SILVER SHINES


SILVER SHINES

The white metal Silver shines even when the world economy is slowing down. Due to various applications in Jewelry and Solar Industries, the demand for Silver is showing a rapid growth. China has become the second largest consumer of Silver.

This growth comes from jewelry and coin manufactures Photography industry and Solar and Electrical appliance manufacturing industries.



Investors are also bullish on Silver because it’s cheaper than Gold and requires small investments. Now at MCX  Silver December delivery is trading at Rs.60,950 per Kilogram.

Oct 21, 2012

Information on Mosquitoes and Diseases


Entomologist categories around 3500 species of mosquitoespresent in the world. Some species of mosquitoes act as vectors, carriers and pathogen that cause diseases like, Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Filariasis and Encephalitis.

The male mosquitoes feed on plant and fruit saps. But the female mosquitoes feed on human and animal blood, which has the protein required by them to lay their eggs.
Anopheles stephesi and Anopheles culicifacies causes Malaria. These types of mosquitoes breed in clear water and tanks. They are night biting mosquitoes. They transmit virus from the saliva to humans and animals. Human and animal blood has the ability to clot. To stop clotting and enable them to draw blood, mosquitoes first inject saliva which has enzymes that retard clotting of blood when pierced. Thus the virus gets transmitted through the saliva of mosquitoes.

Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are the two species that causes Dengue, Chikungunya. They are known as Asian Tiger Mosquitoes, for having white lines on them. They are usually found in forest and breed in artificial containers with stagnant water like pots, cups, mugs, coconut shells and plastic bags. They are day biting mosquitoes and more active in morning and evenings. So coils and nets may not be useful. The name Dengue means break bone fever and cramping pain.

Oct 18, 2012

Bond James Bond

My favourite Spy character James Bond celebrates 50th year. Man with girls, gadgets and latest cars. Bond, James Bond the immortal line uttered by Sean Connery in Dr.No repeats in all Bond movies. Below is the list of official Bond movies.

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Movie Name
Year of Release
Bond Actor
Villain Name
Dr.No 1962 Sean Connery Dr.No
From Russia with Love 1963 Sean Connery Blofeld
Goldfinger 1964 Sean Connery Goldfinger
Thunderball 1965 Sean Connery Emillio Largo
You Only Live Twice 1967 Sean Connery Blofeld
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 1969 George Lazenby Blofeld
Diamonds are forever 1971 Sean Connery Blofeld
Live and Let Die 1973 Roger Moore Mr.Big
The Man with the Golden Gun 1974 Roger Moore Scaramanga
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Roger Moore Stromberg
Moonraker 1979 Roger Moore Drax
For Your Eyes Only 1981 Roger Moore Aristotle Kristatos
Octopussy 1983 Roger Moore Kamal Khan
View to a kill 1985 Roger Moore Zorin
The Living Daylights 1987 Timothy Dalton Koskov, Whittaker
License to Kill 1989 Timothy Dalton Franz Sanchez
Golden Eye 1995 Pierce Brosnan Alec Treveylan
Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 Pierce Brosnan Elliot Craver
The World is not Enough 1999 Pierce Brosnan Renard and Elektra
Die Another Day 2002 Pierce Brosnan Gustav Graves
Casino Royale 2006 Daniel Craig Le Chiffre
Quantum of Solace 2008 Daniel Craig Dominic Greene

All the above Bond movies were produced by Eon productions, Casino Royale (1967) and Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery for the last time as Bond were produced by non Eon productions.

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The first Bond movie I watched is Never Say Never Again when I was 10 years old with my father. I was not at all interested about Bond at that time. In 1988 I read a novel Live and Let Die and was very much impressed by the style and narration and wanted to see that movie, but it did not happened soon, the next Bond movie I watched was Octopussy in 1989 followed by For Your Eyes only, The spy who loved me, Diamonds are forever, View to a Kill, The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker and finally Live and Let Die.

When Living Daylights was released I was disappointed that Timothy Dalton is not perfect for James Bond. In 1992 I happened to see Remington Steele a television series telecasted by Star TV, played by Pierce Brosnan and I thought why can’t he act as Bond.

After some years Golden Eye was released and found that Pierce Brosnan as my Bond. I loved his style he is very charismatic and perfect fit for Bond after Sean Connery. I feel that the most fitting role for Bond is done by Sean Connery his style is excellent and the dialogue delivery is awesome.

Some important Bond Quotes that I loved:
Shaken not stirred.
My name is Bond, James Bond
So you live to die another day
I travel a lot, sort of licensed trouble shooter.

This month Bond No.23 Sky fall will be released. Hoping it will be better than Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

Oct 13, 2012

NEW INNOVATIONS IN CAR TECHNOLOGY


Today Car manufactures are giving huge discounts and signaling price hike. Discounts are in the form off:
Free insurance
Free accessories
Festival offers
Cash discounts
Discounts on exchange offers
Price increases are due to various factors like:
Increase in fuel prices
Increase in input cost
Increase in freight charges
Though this may sound as marketing tactics, but this has fueled a crisis for new innovations in car products and new technology.

PEUGEOT RCZ: French car manufacturer Peugeot has developed a car, Peugeot RCZ , that changes the car body color as per the mood of the driver. The specialized paint used is called as psycho-chromatic coating or mood paint. The new Peugeot RCZ uses the heat sensors integrated technology that reads the body temperature, pulse rate and heart rate of the driver via the steering wheel. This sensor technology is already used in tread mills. The specialized paint alters the molecular structure of the paint and triggers to emit light at different wave length with respect to the mood of the driver and that changes the color of the car.

FUEL-CELL:  Another new technology that has been developed by Japan Car Manufacturer uses human sewage as fuel. Today when petrol and diesel are getting costlier, this new technology could be a great gift and eco-friendly. The process in fuel-cell model involves by generating methane gas from sludge. Methane gas is then reheated to produce hydrogen gas that powers the vehicle.  
This technology cuts carbon emissions by 75% and environment friendly. Fuel-cell vehicles may one day become a zero emission vehicle on comparison with electrical vehicles that depends on electricity often powered by fossil fuels.
Bottle-neck in this new technology is water, because water is the by-product that comes out of the exhaust pipe. One more hurdle is the development of infrastructure needed for refueling process. Top Car Manufactures are Toyota, Honda, Benz, Nissan are funding and working on this fuel-cell projects.

http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/technical-zone/909-new-innovations-automobile-world.html

Oct 7, 2012

WHY iPHONE 5?




After a successful launch of iPhone 4S, last October 2011, now Apple has launched its new iPhone 5. The sales figures for iPhone5 have crossed more than 5 million units beating its own record for iPhone4S. This smart phone is special for Apple because, two-third of profits is made from this smart phone product. This has made Apple one of the most valuable companies in the world.
The new features added in the iPhone5 are,
Larger screen for clear visibility.
Faster processer to enable swift downloads.
Thinner and lighter models makes easy to carry and handle.
Own mapping software and replaced Google Maps.
Voice recognition and speech command service to let users to avail services by speaking to the smart phone.
Collaboration with Facebook for easy access and sharing.
Removed Google online video services, YouTube from pre installed hardware.
So, Why not let us have a bite from Apple for a new experience with an iPhone5.

Oct 5, 2012

GANGNAM DANCE FAME




Mr. Park Jaesang, nick named as Psy, a mediocre Singer shot to fame recently through a unique horse style dance steps. His video has more than 300 million hits on YouTube video. He is the first Korean pop singer to Top the UK’s top albums. His horse riding style and catchy lyrics has made his album go viral. It has become one of the top downloads on Apple’s Itune. Gangnam is a prominent place in South Korea with designer brand shops, bars and restraints.

Other similar viral videos are:

Kolaveri Tamil song

Justin Bieber – Baby

On the floor

Love the way you lie

Waka Waka

Bad Romance

Party Rock Anthem



Click for the Video Link

 

Sep 4, 2012

Good Bye – Anna Arch- Welcome

Good Bye – Anna Arch- Welcome


Anna Arch on the Poonamallee High Road is one of the landmarks in Anna Nagar. The two semi circular arch was like a gate way for Anna Nagar. It was once called the edifice of the DMK. It was built in 1985 in honour of C N Annaduari, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Now the landmarked is to be razed to make way for the subway and fly which is under construction.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's visit to Anna Arch has given rebirth to Anna Arch. CM's office has given direction to highways department to make necessary changes to deviate the fly over towards Anna Hospital and spare the historic structure.

Aug 26, 2012

NEIL ARMSTRONG – A GREAT LOSS FOR HUMANKIND


NEIL ARMSTRONG – A GREAT LOSS FOR HUMANKIND

Today the entire world is mourning for the death of Neil Armstrong. It is a great loss for humankind.
When he landed on the Moon, on July 20, 1969, he said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.  He was born on August 5, 1930 near Wapakoneta, Ohio. His Apollo 11 Mission to Moon was criticized as a hoax. But in an interview, Armstrong said, “It was never a concern to me, because I know that one day, some body’s going to go fly back up there and pick up the camera I left. So then they’ll be sure”.

Aug 14, 2012

Marilyn Monroe 50th Anniversary

Marilyn Monroe 50th Anniversary


Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Brentwood home on Aug. 5, 1962. She was 36 years old. Her death launched dozens of rumors and conspiracy theories.  It is hard to believe that she would be 86 years old today if she lived. For the most devoted fans of the late screen siren, she will forever be that 1950s version of Marilyn – platinum, giggling and playful. It is that Marilyn that fans will remember with several events marking the run-up to the half-century mark of her death.



Jul 21, 2012

RISE OF YADAVA IN TAMILNADU

The Yadavas of Tamilnadu were originally referred as ‘ARYAS’ in Tamil
literature but locally called as ‘Idayans’. Even in the government
records the community name was referred as ‘Idayans. Up to the Census
1921, the community name was noted as ‘Idayan’. The Tamil speaking
Yadavas were referred as Idayans and the Telugu speaking Yadavas were
referred as ‘Gollas’ and as Vaduga Aayars. The name of the community
was notified as ‘Yadavas’ in government records as per the Government
of Madras G.O.No.5240 Law (General) dt.13th December 1930. In the G.
O. it was said that the term ‘Yadava’ shall in future be adopted in
place of Golla, Idayan, Gola, Gopi or Goda in all official
announcement. Accordingly in the Census 1931 the name of the community
was noted as Yadava instead of Idayan.


They put the name of the community after their name as
follows:
1.    KONE
2.    SERVAI
3.    AMBALAM
4.    DASS
5.    KARAYALAR
6.    PILLAI
7.    NAMBIAR
8.    MANTRI
9.    NAIDU

 
In Tamilnadu Yadavas
are the fourth biggest community the first being ‘Vanniar’, the second
being ‘Kongu Vellalars’, and the third being ‘Nadars’.
YADAVA MOVEMENT IN TAMILNADU:
Only by the end of the Nineteenth Century the Yadava Movement came
into existence. Their main intention was to construct temples and
choultries by their collective contribution and by their willing
labour. In that way is Sri. Nadimuthu Samiar (called as Palani Samiar
constructed Idayan Madam at Palani the Pilgrimage Centre of
Tamilnadu). He is the son of Shri Chellakumaru Kone of Palaghat of
Kerala. He trvelled by bullock cart from Palghat to Palani. En-route
he collected Yadavas (at that time called as Idayans) at each village
and formed Yadava Sabas to help him in constructing Idayan Madam at
Palani. By that way he collected many and constructed big choultry
called as Idayan Madam at Palani. It was at the end of Nineteenth
century. Then he was called as Yadava Madathipathy (the Lead Priest of
Yadavas).

In the year 1971 the DMK which was controlling the Tamilnadu politics
with full strength neglected Yadavas by not giving proper
representation to the participation of Yadavas in Assembly and
Parliament.
Year    Total No.    Name    Legislative Assembly
1937    1    Shri L.S. Karayalar    Kovilpatty
1946    1    Shri L.S. Karayalar    Kovilpatty
1952    1    Shri K. Ramasamy Das    Kovilpatty
1957    1    Shri K.Sathanantha Karayalar    Tenkasi


1967

Shri Rama Arangannal
Shri T. P. Alagamuthu
Shri C. Govindarajan
Shri M.R. Kannan
Shri M. Bupathy





 

Jul 14, 2012

Is Taj Mahal a Hindu Temple?



Prof. P.N. Oak have provided evidences that Taj Mahal was a Hindu temple. In his book, Taj Mahal - The True Story, Prof. Oak refers Taj as a temple of Lord Shiva. He says that the word "Mahal", has never been used in any Muslim countries.European travels like Johan Albert, Peter Mundy have visited Agra during 1638 and had not made reference to the Taj Mahal. He adds that the name Tejo Mahalaya ( Lord Shiva's Palace) is corrupted to Taj Mahal.

http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/modern/taj_oak.html

http://www.stephen-knapp.com/was_the_taj_mahal_a_vedic_temple.htm

Apr 11, 2012

Dhoni not out

Dhoni not out

Last week I watched a fantastic Tamil film Dhoni not out.  The Producer and Director Mr. Prakashraj has clean bowled the present education system and the need to set it right immediately to save the students. Every year during the examination we hear lots of news about students taking a drastic decision due heavy pressure put by schools and parents. Finally the film ends after taking the matter to the Chief Minister to put an end to the problems in the present education system. But the irony is though the Chief Minster has directed to have a uniform – samacheer kalvi, it has been opposed by the   private schools and by parents themselves.

Mar 25, 2012

GROWTH OF ONLINE SHOPPING

GROWTH OF ONLINE SHOPPING
Online shopping started to take off after the spread of the World Wide Web. The dot com boom also inspired big players like Amazon and Ebay to wide open a new colorful world of experiencing an online shopping right from the home and work place.
Ebay started in 1995 to bring the buyers and sellers together on a single platform. The sellers took the responsibility to deliver the products.
Amazon established in 1995 had its own warehouse and stocked all products and took care of all services.
Gorupon had its entry in 2008 and placed itself in providing discounted coupon for services.
Ebay.com                            -              multiple products           -              1995
Amazon.com                     -              multiple products           -              1995
Indiaplaza.com                 -              multiple products           -              1999
Indiatimes.com                -              multiple products           -              2000
Flipkart.com                     -              multiple products           -              2007
Futurebazar.com             -              multiple products           -              2007
Inkfurit.com                       -              lifestyle products            -              2007
Pothys.com                        -              saris                                       -              2008
Yebhi.com                          -              multiple products           -              2010
Bestylish.com                   -              footwear                             -              2011
Hoopos.com                      -              kids fashion                       -              2011
Jungle.com                         -              multiple products           -              2012

Feb 15, 2012

CARS

What is a Car?
English dictionary says, Car is a powered road vehicle designed to carry a small number of people.
Literary car means “a chariot”.
Car can also be defined as a vehicle moved on wheels.

Top 10 Models:

Maruthi Alto
Maruthi Swift
Maruthi Wagon R
Tata Indica
Maruthi Dzire
Hyundia i10
Mahindra Bolero
Hyundai Eon
Hyundai i20
Tata Nano

Jan 22, 2012

OPRAH WINFREY VISIT TO INDIA




Oprah Winfrey is an American television host, actress, producer. She was on her first tour to India to shoot her latest television show.

Oprah Gail Winfrey is know for her best talk show, Oprah Winfre Show.

Jan 15, 2012

CAR DRIVING

CAR DRIVING
The Man and Machine interference is quite common in our day to day life. We can’t imagine ourselves without machines. We may live without a partner but not without TV, Mobiles, Computer, Car, and Bike etc.
Driving a car is a pleasant experience. It has been designed and named easily as C B A – Clutch – Brake –Accelerator.
People who learn to Drive Car must know the basics of Car driving.

The Basic
A Car is a machine. It will do what you ask it to. One must know first to operate the gears, clutch, brakes etc.
The Gear Box
The Gear is designed in the shape of the letter “H”.
 Practice to change the gears easily.
Avoid jerks while driving with co-passengers.
Follow traffic rules.
During traffic jams, always follow the vehicle that is going in the front and form a tail process.

All ways try to have a good view of the two front ends of the vehicle. If necessary use a seat cushion, because the steering wheel position may fool you.
The correct driving position is having the hands on the Steering wheel in a ’10-past-10’ position, because our human body is relaxed in the position during a long period of time.

Jan 12, 2012

PAN CARD

PAN refers to the, “Permanent Account Number”, which is issued by the Income Tax Department of India.  PAN is an unique alpha numeric identification number issued to all Indian Citizens and its mandatory for certain financial transactions as per the Indian Income Tax Act. PAN is useful to track huge financial transaction of individual and companies that evade income taxes.
PAN AND ITS USES
To file Income tax returns PAN is mandatory.
For sale and purchase of immovable property.
Cash transactions above RS. 50000/- in Banks.
For opening demat account and share trading.
However people having agriculture income and not having any income tax are exempted from quoting PAN number. But they need to provide a declaration Form 16.
Application for PAN can be downloaded from the link: www.incometaxinida.gov.in