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Friday, April 30, 2010

Passwords are like underwear!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Why are norms never questioned?

An interesting experiment with our primates:
In an experiment, five monkeys are put into a large cage. There's a stool in the middle of the cage and a banana is hung from the ceiling above the stool. Outside the cage, an observer has a hose filled with ice water. It hardly needs mentioning that monkeys like bananas better than ice cold showers.
Within a few minutes, the most daring of the monkeys climbs on the stool to get the banana. This effort immediately engenders an ice cold shower for all of the monkeys. Several minutes later, another monkey tries, with the same result. The monkeys quickly learn the relationship between "get on the stool" and "an ice cold shower" and choose a way to protect themselves. As soon as one monkey even tries to go near the stool, the other four jump on him, screaming and gesticulating, to stop him before the observer gets the "signal" to spray them all with ice water.
Some time and several fights later, all the monkeys have learned the rule, and become quickly indifferent to the stool, as if it weren't even there. The defensive tactic they had imagined becomes superfluous. The banana stays where it is, safe and sound on the ceiling. Life in the cage is organized around this new reality.
At this point in the experiment, the observer takes out one of the monkeys and replaces him with a new monkey (one that doesn't know anything about the cold shower). The new monkey immediately climbs on the stool to get the banana, and after a moment's hesitation, the four others jump on him. The new monkey learns a quick lesson, without any action on the part of observer. The ice cold shower is no longer necessary, and the banana rots nicely on the ceiling.
The experiment continues. Each of the original four monkeys are replaced, one after another, exactly like the first replacement. Each time, the scene repeats itself: the new one tries to climb on the stool, is jumped on by the four others, until they are sure he has learned his lesson.
The rule "no one should climb on the stool" is a lesson that new monkeys learn in this group that is specific to this group and to no other.
In the end, none of the five monkeys knows why they should not get on the stool, yet they defend the law with more vehemence than the original five. No one knows that, in fact, it was a quite effective way to avoid getting an ice cold shower. None of the new monkeys ever got the ice cold shower. They were stopped before the shower came. Even though the original reason has disappeared, the rule has become a norm for this group. A self-perpetuating norm, kept in place by interactions, and never questioned!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Helmet Safety - wear one, always while on your bike!

**Helmet Safety

Hi everyone,

Good morning!

Recently I observed that one of our security personnel was having a swollen and bruised face, and I enquired as to what happened. He said that he met with an accident in his bike and when I asked if he was wearing a helmet, he replied, "When I reached within the last 10 kms of my house, I took the helmet away, thinking I don't need it any longer".

Just a year ago, my father-in-law met with an accident in his scooter, injured his head, was kept in ICU for weeks together, made the whole family go down with untold sorrow and anxiety, but by God's grace, he got better, healthy and fit in half a year! His only explanation as to why he did not wear the helmet was, "My office is only 2 kms from the house? Why carry the helmet around?".

Is there a time in this fast paced world when we "cannot need it any longer or can consider protection as a burden"?

With the context set, I would like to share the information below:

Motor cyclists are more likely to be injured in serious or fatal crashes than car drivers. Sounds like common sense, but read on to know exactly how:

When a motor cycle is involved in a collision; the rider is often thrown from the cycle. If the riders head hits an object such as the ground, the heads forward motion stops, but the brain having its own mass, continues to move forward until it strikes the inside of the skull. It then rebounds, striking the opposite side of the skull. This type of injury can result in anything from a minor head injury, such as concussion to a fatal head injury. Hence, motor cycle riders who do not wear a helmet run a much higher risk of sustaining head and traumatic brain injuries and of dying from these injuries.

Research published by the WHO says that wearing a helmet decreases the risk and severity of injuries by about 72% and decreases likelihood of death by  almost 40% depending on the speed of the vehicle involved.
Wear a standard helmet well strapped at all times when riding for your own safety.

~A Software employee's experience

Another experience by a different employee:

A worst day my gang (friends) had:

That was Friendship day (Aug 2005); my friend called me from Yashoda Hospital Sec-bad saying our friend "Vijay" met with an accident on Warangal Highway that night.

They were on the way home in the night on a bike without HELMET. They hit a lorry parked at road side, Vijay's head hit lorry's back frame.

He is still in COMA and his parents and brothers are still taking care of him even though doctors said that there are no hopes. We saw him last year again and he is really not Vijay, his entire face got changed and we could hardly see flesh on his bones. He opens his eyes few times a day and recognizes no one and takes only liquids.

A good lesion I learned:

I know the importance of wearing helmet (to say, I purchased a helmet 2 days before I bought my bike) and I am a strong supporter of it. Recently I met with a small accident. As I wore helmet, it ended up as a small accident other wise it would have been a bad day for my parents.

My bike's brakes were not good then and I hit a car with just 30-40 kmph speed which was controllable, but within a second I fell down and the first part of my body that hit road was my head. Thanks for my Helmet which took the shock and saved my head.

I learned physics with that incident:

In most accidents, the first part to hit the road from our body is our HEAD as it possesses some mass/weight and our brain may not react in that fraction of second to order your HANDS to act immediately to protect your head or to try balancing.

Monday, April 12, 2010

I Love You... read on


I Love You

I Love You
  Not only for what you are,
    But for what I am when I am with you.

I Love You
  Not only for what you have made of yourself,
    But for what you are making of me.

I Love You
Because you have done more than any creed
  could have achieved in making me good ...
    more than any fate could have done to make me truly happy.

You have rendered it without a touch ...
  without a word ...
    without a sign.

You have brought these about by being yourself.
And thus, perhaps, that is what being a true friend means ... after all.

FUN - jokes on marriage, husband & wife

check this outtttt!!
                     JUST SOME REASONZ .... . . . . . . . . . . . . ..........................                         

1) Worries Invited For Ever abbrivated as WIFE

2) Every man should get married some time; after all,happiness is not the only thing in life!! --Anonymous

3) Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others. --Oscar Wilde

4) Don't marry for money; you can borrow it cheaper. --Scottish Proverb

5) I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years. -Sam Kinison

6) Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't, they'd be married too. --H. L. Mencken

7) Men have a better time than women; for one thing, they marry later, for another thing, they die earlier. --H. L. Mencken

8) Marriage is a three ring circus: -engagement ring --wedding ring ---suffering

9) When a newly married couple smiles, everyone knows why. When a ten-year married couple smiles, everyone wonders why.

10) Love is blind but marriage is an eye-opener.

11) When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: either the car is new or the wife.

12) I take my wife everywhere, but she keeps finding her way back ... ..

13) She ran after the garbage truck, yelling, "Am I too late for the garbage?"Following her down the street I yelled, "No, jump in!"

14) A couple came upon a wishing well. The husband leaned over, made a wish
and threw in a penny. The wife decided to make a wish, too.
      But she leaned over too much, fell into the well, and drowned.
      The husband was stunned for a while but then smiled "It really works!"

15) An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets the more interested he is in her. --Agatha Christie

Witty Words of Wisdom

Witty Words of Wisdom

Always keep your words soft and sweet,
just in case you have to eat them.

Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in
the middle of it.

Accept that some days you're the pigeon,
and some days you're the statue.

Cooking lesson #1: don't fry bacon in the nude.

Drive carefully.
It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

If you eat a live toad in the morning, you can just about be
guaranteed nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of
the day.

If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

If you can't beat your computer at chess, try kickboxing.

If you think nobody cares if you're alive,
try missing a couple of car payments.

Never buy a car you can't push.

Never eat yellow snow.

Never pet a burning dog.

Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time,
because then you don't have a leg to stand on.

Never try to teach a pig to sing.
It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

When everything's coming your way,
you're in the wrong lane.

You are what you eat. So stay away from the jerk chicken.

Be nice to the nerds and geeks in high school,
you'll be working for them in the future.

Nobody cares if you can't dance well.  Just get up and dance.

Love Story...worth reading

Here is a lovely short story i came across, thought of sharing it with u all..hope you will like it..if u dont, just ignore it.......

10th Std
As I sat there in english class, I stared at the girl next to me. She was my so called 'best friend'. I stared at her long, silky hair, and wished she was mine. But she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. After class, she walked up to me and asked me for the notes she had missed the day before. I handed them to her. She said 'thanks' and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I dont want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I dont know why.

11th Std
The phone rang. On the other end, it was her. She was in tears, mumbling on and on about how her love had broke her heart. She asked me to come over because she didn't want to be alone, so I did. As I sat next to her on the sofa, I stared at her soft eyes, wishing she was mine. After 2 hours, one drew barrymore movie, and three bags of chips, she decided to go to sleep. She looked at me, said 'thanks' and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I dont know why.

Senior year
The day before prom she walked to my locker. "My date is sick" she said,"he's not gonna go" well, I didn't have a date, and in 7th grade, we made a promise that if neither of us had dates, we would go together-just as 'best friends'. So we did. Prom night, after everything was over, I was standing at her front door step. I stared at her as she smiled at me and stared at me with her crystal eyes. I want her to be mine, but she doesn't think of me like that, and I know it. Then she said- "I had the best time, thanks!" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I dont want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

A day passed, then a week, then a month. Before I could blink, it was graduation day. I watched as her perfect body floated like an angle up on stage to get her diploma. I wanted her to be mine-but she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. Before everyone went home, she came to me in her smock and hat, and cried as i hugged her. Then she lifted her head from my shoulder and said- 'you're my best friend, thanks' and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I dont want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.

Now I sit in the pews of the church. That girl is getting married. That girl is getting married now. I watched her say 'I do' and drive off to her new life, married to another man. I wanted her to be mine, but she didn't see me like that, and I knew it. But before she drove away, she came to me and said 'you came!'. She said 'thanks' and kissed me on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I dont want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy and late enough, and I don't know why.

Years passed, I looked down at the coffin of a girl who used to be my 'best friend'. At the service, they read a diary entry she had wrote in her high school years. This is what it read: "I stare at him wishing he was mine; but he doesn't notice me like that, and I know it. I want to tell him, I want him to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love him but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why. I wish he would tell me he loved me!".
I wish I did too...' I thought to my self, and i cried.

My friends, do yourself a favor, when you love somebody tell her/him that you love them. They won't be there forever.

|| Attitudes are infectiuos , is u'rs worth catching ||

FUN: Question & Answers

Scroll down for the correct answers.

1. If a plane crashed on the border of the USA and Canada,
   where should the survivors be buried?
2. How many species of each animal did Moses take aboard The Ark?
3. How many months have 28 days?
4. How far can a bear walk into the woods?
5. What is the value of coin dated 24 B.C.?
6. How many grooves does a 45rpm phonograph record have?
7. A camper leaves her camp, hikes 1 mile south, then 1 mile
   east where she sees a bear.  Then she hikes 1 mile north to
   arrive at her camp.  What color is the bear?
8. If a rooster lays an egg on the peak of a roof, will the egg
   roll to the left side or to the right side?
9. If a south bound electric train is traveling at a rate of 66
   miles per hour and the wind is blowing to the north at 35 miles
   per hour, which way will the smoke blow?
10. On which side of a chicken are the most feathers?


1. You don't bury survivors.
2. Moses didn't have an Ark, Noah did.
3. All twelve of them.
4. Half way, then he is walking out of the woods.
5. Nothing, a coin could not be dated BC.
6. One (spiraling) on each side.
7. The camp must be at the north pole, therefore the bear is white.
8. Roosters don't lay eggs, chickens do.
9. Electric trains don't blow smoke.
10. The outside.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Shiva stotram - lingashtakam in telugu

శ్రీ లింగాష్టకం (Sri Lingashtakam)

బ్రహ్మ మురారి సురార్చిత లింగం
నిర్మల భాసిత శోభిత లింగం
జన్మజ దుఃఖ వినాశక లింగం
తత్ప్రణమామి సదాశివ లింగం (1)

దేవముని ప్రవరార్చిత లింగం
కామదహన కరుణాకర లింగం
రావణ దర్ప వినాశక లింగం
తత్ప్రణమామి సదాశివ లింగం (2)

సర్వ సుగంధ సులేపిత లింగం
బుద్ధి వివర్ధన కారణ లింగం
సిద్ధ సురాసుర వందిత లింగం
తత్ప్రణమామి సదాశివ లింగం (3)

కనక మహామణి భూషిత లింగం
ఫణిపతి వేష్టిత షోభిత లింగం
దక్ష సుయజ్న నినాశక లింగం
తత్ప్రణమామి సదాశివ లింగం (4)

కుంకుమ చందన లేపిత లింగం
పంకజ హార సుశోభిత లింగం
సంచిత పాప వినాశక లింగం
తత్ప్రణమామి సదాశివ లింగం (5)

దేవగణార్చిత సేవిత లింగం
భావైర్భక్తిభి రేవచ లింగం
దినకర కోటి ప్రభాకర లింగం
తత్ప్రణమామి సదాశివ లింగం (6)

అష్టదళోపరివేష్టిత లింగం
సర్వసముద్భవ కారణ లింగం
అష్టదరిద్ర వినాశక లింగం
తత్ప్రణమామి సదాశివ లింగం (7)

సురగురు సురవర పూజిత లింగం
సురవన పుష్ప సదార్చిత లింగం
పరమపదం పరమాత్మక లింగం
తత్ప్రణమామి సదాశివ లింగం (8)

లింగాష్టకమిదం పుణ్యం యః పఠేచ్చివ సన్నిధౌ
శివలోకమవాప్నోతి శివేన సహమోదతే.