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Leave Office Early

Dear Friends,

I came across a hoarding in Ejipura, Bangalore with a different caption that read “Leave Office Early“.

Of course, with the surprised mind, I was very curious to check out what was there in store by surfing the website http://leaveofficeearly.com. I am sure you would also love to do the same thing. Aint I?

On a whole, it is for a nice initiative targeted on June 24, 2011.

Good luck :)

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Bing copies google results

Hi Friends,

This is an interesting fact to you if you are a regular searcher apart from just being a surfer. The news would not just be interesting but will be shocking as well.

The shocking news is that “Microsoft Bing Search Engine copies the results of Google Search Engine”. How bad it is? Not believing? Huh.. Go ahead and read this official blog of Google -> http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/microsofts-bing-uses-google-search.html

My goodness!

What’s your say?

I’m no longer Ordinary

Having been reading my favorite author Robin Sharma’s blogs (The author of excellent books entitled ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’, ‘Who Will Cry When You Die’, ‘Greatness Guide’ etc.,) through my subscriptions on his website and a few them are marked with ‘To Blog’ label in my Gmail inbox. This one was also more or less happened to fall in the same category, but there was a special request from the beloved Robin Sharma which explicitly requests the readers to share and spread this message across people.

I am obeying sincerely with no second thoughts. 🙂

Here you go.

I started off the first chapter of “The Greatness Guide” with “I’m No Guru”. Nearly every leadership presentation begins with me sharing my VHB (Very Humble Beginnings) and the fact that I am right out of the audience. In nearly every one of the thousands of media interviews I’ve done, I fight for the fact that I’m just an ordinary guy. Why do I do this? Because I never want you to think that I’m somehow different from you. I never want you to think that the practices I live by and encourage you to embrace so you get to your best in terms of leadership and success and personal development are not possible for you to do because I’m somehow cut from a different cloth. But today I make the change. I have to admit it. I’m special.

Now before your eyes glaze over and you begin to question why you read my blog each day, kindly stay with me. I’m trying to make a point here. And it’s a big one.

I am special. And here’s the beautiful thing: SO ARE YOU. Saying that I’m ordinary is to deny the gifts that have been given to me. And you classifying yourself as ordinary is to make the very same mistake. Let’s choose not to do it anymore, ok?

No one walking the planet today is ordinary. Yes, too many have forgotten that they have remarkable gifts living within them and extraordinary potential to craft strikingly great lives and the power to be the change that they most wish they could see in the world (to paraphrase The Mahatma). Yes, too many people have resigned themselves to mediocrity and coasting through their days because they actually have been seduced into believing the liars in their minds that are nothing more than the voices of their fear (aka doubt). Yes, too many people actually believe in the false reality that The Great Ones (in business, arts, sciences, society) are different (and smarter/faster/stronger/luckier…include your own Excuse of Choice here). But none of that’s Truth. Is it? (And Leadership is a Hunt for The Truth).

The glaring truth of the matter is so staggeringly clear to anyone who wants to open their eyes (and heart) wide enough to see it: you, me, the grocery clerk at your local grocery story, the cabbie in Colombia, the poet in Pukhet, the banker in Buenos Aires, the nurse in Nepal, the teenager in Texas, the farmer in Fredericton… Every single one of us who inhabits the planet this very moment is special. We have great gifts that long to be sculpted into our own unique form of genius. We have authentic power that aches to be awakened and then used for a worthwhile purpose. We have potential that – if realized – could profoundly elevate organizations and communities and nations…and so The World. There’s not a single person alive today that doesn’t have the potential to positively influence a cast of thousands if they get out of their own way (by breaking through their doubts, fears and excuses) and act as the person that they truly are. Please think about that idea. No extra people on this planet. We all have Calls on Our Lives.

So no, I’m not ordinary (and I will no longer disrespect myself by saying that; the words we use have staggering power to create our reality). And the thing that makes me just as happy. Neither are you. Remember that.

P.S. Please share this blog with all those you know who will benefit by it. It’s a pretty powerful idea I think – that none of us is ordinary. And an idea that has the potential to help someone see themself -and their ability to make a difference in a whole new way. I fiercely want to get this message out to as many people in as many countries as possible over the next 12 hours. Please help me to do so. Let’s work together here.

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It does make sense. Right? In a way we are all *special* to save the purpose of our existence in the earth :). Let’s be more special hereafter and do many special things to the people around.

Be Special.
Feel Special.
Do Special..

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Change in pattern of train services

May be useful for people who are from Tamilnadu (India) and may travel via coimbatore (to and from).

CHANGE IN PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES

Due to remodelling works at Coimbatore yard, following changes will be made in the pattern of train services between Chennai Central and Coimbatore.

I.   TRAINS DIVERTED

All Mail/Express trains presently running via. Coimbatore will not touch Coimbatore from 25.11.2008 to 12.12.2008.  Instead they will be diverted via. Irugur – Podanur route with stoppage at Podanur.

II.   EXPRESS TRAINS PARTIALLY CANCELLED

a)         Train No.2679 Chennai Central – Coimbatore Intercity Express will run upto Erode instead of Coimbatore on 26th, 29th November and 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th December 2008.

b)         Train No.2970 Jaipur – Coimbatore Jaipur (weekly) Express (via. Chennai Central) will run upto Erode instead of Coimbatore on 27th November and 4th and 11th December 2008.

c)          Train No.2969 Coimbatore – Jaipur (weekly) Express (via. Chennai Central) will leave from Erode instead ofCoimbatore on 28th November and 5th and 12th December 2008.

d)         The Coimbatore portion of Train Nos.2671/2672 Chennai Central – Mettupalayam – Chennai Central Nilgiri Expresses will be terminated at/ leave from Coimbatore North from 25.11.2008 to 12.12.2008 and Mettupalayam portion will run upto Mettupalayam.

III. TRAINS FULLY CANCELLED

a)     Train 2681 Chennai Central – Coimbatore (Weekly) Express scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 22.20 hrs. on Saturdays will be cancelled on 29.11.2008, 6.12.2008 and 13.12.2008.

b)     Train 2682 Coimbatore – Chennai Central (Weekly) Express scheduled to leave Coimbatore at 23.30 hrs. on Fridays will be cancelled on 28.11.2008, 5.12.2008 and 12.12.2008.

IV. TRAINS WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO BE DEALT AT COIMBATORE

There will be no change in the Arrival and Departure of the following Mail/Express trains terminating/originating at Coimbatore during the period.

a)     Train Nos.2673/2674 Chennai Central – Coimbatore – Chennai Central Cheran Expresses.

b)     Train Nos.2675/2676 Chennai Central – Coimbatore – Chennai Central Kovai Expresses.

c)      Train No.2680 Coimbatore – Chennai Central Intercity Express.

d)     Train Nos.1013/1014 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Coimbatore – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Expresses.

e)     Train Nos.6609/6610 Nagercoil – Coimbatore – Nagercoil Expresses.

f)        Train Nos.2083/2084 Mayiladuturai – Coimbatore – Mayiladuturai Jan Shatabdi   Expresses.

g)     2647/2648 Coimbatore – H.Nizamuddin – Coimbatore Kongu Expresses.

h)      6614/6613 Coimbatore – Rajkot – Coimbatore (weekly) Expresses.

V.  TERMINATING/PASSING THROUGH PASSENGER TRAINS FROM 25.11.2008 TO 12.12.2008.

a)      Train Nos.610/611 Mangalore – Coimbatore – Mangalore passengers will run upto and leave from Podanur instead of Coimbatore.

b)      Train Nos.634/633 Shoranur – Coimbatore – Trichur passengers will run upto and leave from Podanur.

c)      Train Nos.631/632 Coimbatore – Palghat Town – Coimbatore passengers will run upto Podanur instead ofCoimbatore.

d)      Train Nos.0633/0634 Coimbatore – Shoranur-Coimbatore  passengers will run upto Podanur instead ofCoimbatore.

e)      Train Nos.607/608 Erode – Coimbatore – Coimbatore passengers will run upto Coimbatore North duly canceling the run between Coimbatore North and Coimbatore.

f)        Train Nos.383/384 Nagercoil –  Coimbatore – Nagercoil passengers will run upto and leave fromCoimbatore.

g)      Train Nos.387/388 Coimbatore – Mangalore – Coimbatore  passengers will leave from and run upto Podanur instead of Coimbatore.

h)      Train Nos.887/888 Tiruchchirappalli – Palghat town- Tiruchchirappalli passengers will run via. Irugur , Podanur. In lieu of stoppages of T.No.888 passenger between Coimbatore – Irugur, T.No.1014 Coimbatore – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express will be stopped at Coimbatore North, Pilamedu, Singanallur and Irugur as a special case during the above period


Courtesy:
Thanks to my colleague Vidhya R for sharing this through an e-mail.

New GMail with Themes

New Gmail Theme

New Gmail Theme

Looks Like I am working on a Mainframes Terminal? 🙂 Huh.. No way.. Its the ‘Gmail’ with the ‘Themes’ 🙂

Always been wondering about the 6 letter world ‘Google’ as their breathing mantra is all about ‘Innovation’, ‘Creativity’. They just rock and I simply fall in love with every aspect of Gmail.

I do remember I was one of the few to comment the same sharing the addiction towards Gmail service by bypassing all the predecessors Yahoo, Rediffmail which were ruling till then.

Thanks to my colleagye Vivek Juneja for just setting this theme ‘Terminal‘ (with Courier New font — towards which I started having a liking of late) accidentally when he was trying to find out a theme called ‘Mountain‘ which he is using in his machine. I guess the set of themes vary depends on the browser you use. Vivek uses Google’s own new browser ‘Google Chrome’ and there he has little more different themes. As I do use ‘Flock’ which is based on ‘Mozilla Firefox’, I don’t.

Though I always go with the simple and pleasant colours, this one has dominated today because of the power saving thought [Check out www.blackle.com – yet another stuff from Google which suggests you to go for black background to save the power consumption]. Moreover accidental events sometimes yield good results 🙂

One good aspect whih has NOT dissatisfied me was the font style is retained in the mail content with this theme :). Way to go Google..

I Love you Google 🙂

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Get A Trial, Get a TShirt

You can give a trial if interested. It is from VersionOne, an Agile Project Management Plan.

http://www.versionone.com/agilepmtooling/index.asp

You can get a free T-Shirt 🙂

Two moons on 27 August 2008

Two moons on 27 August 2008

27th Aug the Whole World is waiting for……… ….

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August.

It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will Cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles off earth. Be Sure to watch the sky on 27 Aug 2008 12:30 am .

It will look like the earth has 2 moons.

The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it Again.

Courtesy: Thanks to my friend Vidhya R for sharing this info!

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It seems a hoax! Sorry for the inconvenience caused!! Thanks to my friend Adarsh R for correcting me in time. Here you go for the correct information.

Just wanted to correct the information… This already happened in 2003 and won’t happen again until 2208

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars#2003_closest_approach


Airliftonline – airport transfer service for bangalore

I am sure it would be of a great rescue to Bangaloreans who are in need to travel via air. As the new airport (Bangalore International Airport — BIAL) is located far away from the city and the average time duration to reach is about 2.5-3 hours in the day time, everyone in the picture tends to make use (exploit rather? huh…) of the situations for getting more MONEY!.

This particular piece of info i got from my friend through an email seems to be of a great boon. Thought of sharing it here ! 🙂 But, kindly go through the website for the full-and-updated information!

Here you go..

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We are starting a Airport Transfer Service for Bangalore . Since the New airport is far from the city and we feel that Airport Transfers will become very expensive for the Passengers and there will be a definite problem to commute to and from the New Airport . We are introducing our service to make airport Transfers less expensive and still provide the required luxury while taking customers to and from the airport. We will pick up the customers from the Airlift pickup points and drop them to the airport and vice versa bring them to the city from the airport.

Unique features of the Airlift Vehicle

*         Airlift will be 6 seat air conditioned Toyota Innova. Individual Bucket seats for all 5 passengers.

*         Airlift will have a LCD screen on each passenger seat for personalized entertainment system, these screens will show 5 channels with different contents.

*         Airlift has ample overhead covered and secured luggage space.

*         Airlift will be Wi-Fi enabled for passengers to browse the internet on the screens and as well as with their laptops.

*         Airlift will be driven by our Auto Pilots who will be in uniform and well trained to communicate and present themselves to the customers.

*         Airlift will also be tracked by GPS system to ensure efficient on time services and tracking every vehicle to make sure of complete security of passengers.

Airlift is being designed to provide complete comfort and help the passenger to use their commuting time productively.

Pricing:

We feel that the Normal City Cab from or to the Airport will cost about 750/- to 1000/- one way. Our service has been priced at Rs. 300/- one way and moreover Return journey for to and from the airport will be Rs. 450/- per person.  That is nearly 70% saving on the Airport Transfers vis-à-vis a regular City Cab.

How to avail the service:

Book Tickets online on our website http://www.airliftonline.com through Credit or Debit Card.

Pickup the Prepaid Coupons in any of the Retail Stores and call 91-98450-47788 to make a booking or use the same on http://www.airliftonline.com

Support:

SMS AIRLIFT to 54545. Our support team will get in touch with you ASAP.

Call our 24/7 call center number 98450 47788.

Logon to our website http://www.airliftonline.com for any queries

Best Initiatives from IITs

Dear All,

The IITs have taken up an initiative of starting online teaching and thus have started offering course materials online for every engineering stream.

Many professors from all the IITs have provided course materials for each chapter and each subject.

One has to register at the link provided below and can access the course material free of cost.

Every Chapter has been described with diagrams and charts. Please spread this message to everyone, as many can benefit from this program taken up by the government and IIT.

This is just a trial period going on and hence i request everyone to register at the link given.

1] Type the following address on internet explorer http://www.nptel.iitm.ac.in

2] Click on Courses

3] Sign up as a NEW USER

4] And one can access any course material.

Please spread the world, so that this initiative benefits as many students as possible.

TN text books in pdf format

Dear All…..
    Pls  pass on this information to your friends / neighbors… whose children are studying in the Stateboards.
 
    I think sometimes we are indirectly helping to someone like this.  Now the Tamil Nadu State board books are online in PDF and downloadable. From Std 1 to Std 12. All subjects…
  Any GOOD hearted person can print this material & handover to some Poor people.
   

   http://www.textbooksonline.tn.nic.in/Default.htm

  This one another good link you can have a look at : TDILTechnology Development for Indian Languages -> http://www.ildc.gov.in/index.aspx

Courtesy: Thanks to my friends for sharing this information through email! 🙂