Thursday, April 17, 2008

What’s more important in our life ?

A question that comes again and again in our mind but unfortunately we don’t find the right answer ever. This may not be our problem, its may be because we are asking the wrong question. I believe that motto of one’s life should be to journey well. One should not think much about accidents and about reaching the destinations. In an 70 years of average life of a person, we spend 1/3rd of our life sleeping, 1/6th of life in eating and other daily routine work. On an average a person achieves at most 5 great personal milestones during a lifetime. In our context we will call it stations.

Rest of our life we spend waiting for something whose even picture is not clear. We should try something like landing on a station that you never thought of. Believe me you will be more amazed by that rather than reaching the destination that we wanted.

" Getting something less but if its unexpected, gives more happiness than getting something really big but was assumed to happen "

So let’s learn about our system, let’s try different things, this world is really big and we can spend all of our life exploring. Humans are programmed to like the change. So don’t ever fear of changes. We feel much attached to a person or thing and feel that what if he loses it? This starts the recursive chain of endless thinking, worrying and over judging the things.

So let’s make a promise that we won’t sit on same chair for long, we’ll keep switching the buses and keep trying new things in life.

" Best things in life are FREE, and you don’t need to purchase anything else to get these best things "

Sunday, April 6, 2008

interesting facts about Albert Einstein

  1. He Hated Scrabble

    Aside from his favourite past-time sailing (”the sport which demands the least energy”), Einstein shunned any recreational activity that required mental agility. As he told the New York Times, “When I get through with work I don’t want anything that requires the working of the mind.”

  2. He Liked His Feet Naked

    “When I was young, I found out that the big toe always ends up making a hole in the sock,” he once said. “So I stopped wearing socks.” Einstein was also a fanatical slob, refusing to “dress properly” for anyone. Either people knew him or they didn’t, he reasoned - so it didn’t matter either way.

  3. Was A Rotten Speller

    Although he lived for many years in the United States and was fully bilingual, Einstein claimed never to be able to write in English because of “the treacherous spelling”. He never lost his distinctive German accent either, summed up by his catch-phrase “I vill a little t’ink”.

  4. He Smoked Like A Chimney

    A life member of the Montreal Pipe Smokers Club, Einstein was quoted as saying: “Pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment of human affairs.” He once fell into the water during a boating expedition but managed heroically to hold on to his pipe.

  5. Loathed Science Fiction

    Lest it distort pure science and give people the false illusion of scientific understanding, he recommended complete abstinence from any type of science fiction. “I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.” He also thought people who claimed to have seen flying saucers should keep it to themselves.

  6. Wasn’t Much Of A Musician

    He took seven years of Violin lessons. He would relax in his kitchen with his trusty violin, stubbornly trying to improvise something of a tune. When that didn’t work, he’d have a crack at Mozart.

  7. Was Not His Preferred Drug

    At a press conference upon his arrival to New York in 1930, he said jokingly of Prohibition: “I don’t drink, so it’s all the same to me.” In fact, Einstein had been an outspoken critic of “passing laws which cannot be enforced”.

  8. Equated Monogamy With Monotony

    “All marriages are dangerous,” he once told an interviewer. “Marriage is the unsuccessful attempt to make something lasting out of an incident.” He was notoriously unfaithful as a husband, prone to falling in love with somebody else directly after the exchanging of vows.

  9. Memory Was Shot

    Believing that birthdays were for children, his attitude is summed up in a letter he wrote to his girlfriend Mileva Maric: “My dear little sweetheart … first, my belated cordial congratulations on your birthday yesterday, which I forgot once again.”

  10. Cat Suffered Depression

    Fond of animals, Einstein kept a housecat which tended to get depressed whenever it rained. Ernst Straus recalls him saying to the melancholy cat: “I know what’s wrong, dear fellow, but I don’t know how to turn it off.”

  11. No Citizenship for 5 years

    He wasn't a citizen of any country for approximately 5 years! From 1896 (when he renounced his German citizenship at only 15 years old) until 1901 (when he became a Swisscitizen)

  12. He appeared in few papers (not all) in HighSchool exam

    Contrary to
    popular belief, he didn't fail high school completely. He only made it part way through before failing at 15. He tried to skip the remainder by taking a college entrance exam, which he also failed, and was forced to finish high school anyway.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

लहरों से डर कर नौका पार नहीं होती,
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती।

नन्हीं चींटी जब दाना लेकर चलती है,
चढ़ती दीवारों पर, सौ बार फिसलती है।

मन का विश्वास रगों में साहस भरता है,
चढ़कर गिरना, गिरकर चढ़ना न अखरता है।

आख़िर उसकी मेहनत बेकार नहीं होती,
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती।

डुबकियां सिंधु में गोताखोर लगाता है,
जा जा कर खाली हाथ लौटकर आता है।

मिलते नहीं सहज ही मोती गहरे पानी में,
बढ़ता दुगना उत्साह इसी हैरानी में।

मुट्ठी उसकी खाली हर बार नहीं होती,
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती।

असफलता एक चुनौती है, इसे स्वीकार करो,
क्या कमी रह गई, देखो और सुधार करो।

जब तक न सफल हो, नींद चैन को त्यागो तुम,
संघर्ष का मैदान छोड़ कर मत भागो तुम।

कुछ किये बिना ही जय जय कार नहीं होती,
कोशिश करने वालों की कभी हार नहीं होती।

हरिवंशराय बच्चन

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Speak Your Mind

What's it for?

Always saying "yes" when you mean "no" is a surprisingly easy habit to get into. However, if you always behave in the same way, you'll never get anywhere new. This exercise will help you get off that treadmill. We all have the power to change our patterns of behaviour and become what we want.

How does it work?

This is a good group exercise, but can also be effective as a one-on-one session. It's better not to do it on your own, as the whole point is to modify your response to others. It also uses the 'Pendulum effect'. It allows you to go to the opposite extreme of where - or who - you usually are so that somewhere along the line a 'middle way' can be found.

  • Imagine a scenario in the past where you have said "yes" but meant "no". Explain to the group or your exercise partner what the situation was, what the outcome was and how you felt.
  • Ask your partner to ask you the question that you should have said "no" to. This needs to be one sentence.
  • It shouldn't turn into a debate! We're not looking for the person asking the question to give a convincing argument of why they need a "yes". As soon as they start to ask the question, interrupt and say clearly and loudly: "NO!".
  • If there are several people in the group, get them to form a line. Each person should begin to ask you: "Can you stay late at work tonight?" or "Mum, please can you help me do this?" - and so on. As soon as you have said "no" they must go to the back of the queue.
  • If there are just two of you, then the questioner receives the "no", steps away and then steps back and asks again.
  • With each request your "no" has to become more and more determined, blunt and even rude. Whether you're working in pairs or as part of a group, the questions should come thick and fast, in as many ways as you can imagine.
  • This exercise can go on for at least 30 "nos". Once you've finished, jot down on a piece of paper how you feel. Focus on the positive feelings you're experiencing. Keep this piece of paper with you.
  • The next time you feel like saying "yes" remember your feelings and how you felt writing down those words. Feel free to say "no". Back it up with a short, reasonable explanation if necessary, but if you mean "no" then let it be heard!

    Remember, it's often the case that people treat us as we feel we deserve to be treated. Once we make it clear first to ourselves, and then through our actions to others that the rules have changed, then people will change the way they treat you as a matter of course. With dedication you can become the person you want to be.

Monday, February 4, 2008

sinking of iips indore

The story starts about 5 years back. Those days i was preparing fro IIT-JEE but was not able to make it even a single time in a successive trials for 3 times, Not even so called screening tests . I remember a person whotold me about iips indore. IIPS is a department of Devi Ahilya University, Indore. I was told that students from iips are good enough to compete IITians in industry. I didn't believe him cause i've'nt heard about this college before. But when i met seniors and saw the difference myself, i was amazed. Next year i was in IIPS with a lot of dreams and wishes like i'll learn alot of things, mentor myself and go to higher levels in computer sciences and may be someday invent something. he he ....

For the very first semester everything was almost perfect, as i predicted. After that i am close expector to the sinking of IIPS. Year by year its reputation is diminishing, so the intake quality so and so it goes recursively. You can see the difference in the intake statistics. Earlier there were 60-65 % students used to be from other parts of india nd rest from indore. This statistics is swapped now. There's no competition, no quality and most important of all no vision.

I remember that there used to be students who have made first wearable computer of india and one who made, those who took IIPS at rank 24 in all india B- Schools ranking.
Surprised !! don't be. Ever visited our library? specially those projects sections made by students. Go add some history of IIPS to your spare memory. Browse the projects made by those people and the projects made in last 4 years. You will observe the difference yourself.
For the last few years it was very very frustating for me , i was not able to find someone to come along. But thanks to time, it just healed away everything. It was very difficult or me to understand why it happened, but now i think i 've learned using off class time. There is no college in India having only 4 hour lectures. After that you are free, you have full 20 hours in hand. I think my train is back on track.

Now i realise that only difference was the students, not the faculty not the infrastructure, nothing else. Those students used their time not like us who sit back and relax that everybody gets placed so easily so will be us. And believe me other difference was the fear which propelled them to study like anything. Fear was simple, IIPS was not very recognized. Thay had only one way to get through this, "study everything that comes in our way" and proof for this is the very first batch which is most successful than any following batches. They are all in United States. Time is a great teacher. I felt it.

if you are surprised why i'm sharing all this to you, then i say

"i believe that may be you have similar feeling related to IIPS and you are not able to figure out what to do, then only you have the answer, just go get it. Culprit are not faculties, not administration, not the IIPS, not University............ Its YOU"

"i just want the world to know that i'm HAPPY IN IIPS "

Saturday, February 2, 2008

"The concern for man and his destiny must always be the chief interest of all technical effort. Never forget it between your diagrams and equations."
-- Albert Einstein