Monthly Archives: April 2008

TCS Kolkata crowned national champion at the Economic Times Brand Equity Quiz

There was excitement in the air at the MMRDA ground in Mumbai on 20th April with ten of the best corporate teams from across the country vying for the most coveted title in India’s corporate calendar with amazing display of mental capacity and sharp reflexes.

Fortunes kept swinging through the rounds. The plot kept changing, but the end result was not far from expected. TCS Kolkata, represented by Sabyasachi Chandra and G Sreekanth, emerged as the national champion at the Economic Times Brand Equity Quiz 2008, the most prestigious corporate challenge of the country. Quizmaster Derek O’Brien used his entire repertoire but the duo had answers for all.

Sabyasachi and Sreekanth walked away with quite a few goodies, which included two Mahindra Scorpio SUVs and luxury cruises for family aboard the Star Cruises ship for seven days in the Pacific.

TCS Kolkata, represented by Sabyasachi and Sreekanth, has now become the only team in the country to have won all the national quizzing championships in the corporate world, namely the TATA Crucible, National Management Quiz by All India Management Association and the Economic Times Brand Equity Quiz and thus, creating a niche for itself while raising the bar constantly beyond the reach for its competitors

Movie Time – Google Movies

GOOGLE AT ITS BEST……….

Here is another interesting service from Google.
Want to know, which movie is being showed in which theater at what time?
Just enter your city name. It lists everything. Really

http://www.google.co.in/movies

9 reasons to archive GMAIL emails

Source :- Gmail Blog

Google Says ….

We hear reports that many users don’t archive their email. If you don’t regularly click on the “archive” button or never even thought about it, here are some reasons you might want to get in the habit. Archiving just means moving mail out of your inbox and storing it for safekeeping. Your messages will be waiting for you when you click All Mail or search for them.

9. Phone numbers and addresses
You never know when you’ll need a phone number someone emailed you or an address that was in a signature.

8. Procrastination
Sometimes you want to get a message out of your inbox, but you don’t want to deal with organization, and you don’t want to trash it.

7. Posterity

Just because you’re not famous now doesn’t mean that in forty years (or fifteen minutes) you won’t want to write your memoir.

6. Winning arguments
“But on May 5, 2005 at 8:43pm EDT you said….”

5. Mailing lists
Do you really need to know what Clintobamccain is doing every day? Auto-archive* their messages until you want to donate again.

4. Birthdays

Search for “grandma birthday” and voila, find the message you sent her last April. Aren’t you glad you archived instead of deleted?

3. That guy
Remember that guy you thought you’d never need to get in touch with ever again?

2. Because you can
May as well use the free storage space. Plus, clean inbox = clean mind.

1. Fate-tempting is bad. You just never know
Thirty-one days after you send that message to the Trash and it gets permanently deleted, you’re going to need it. Don’t tempt the fates.

*To auto-archive, create a filter with the action “Skip the Inbox (Archive it).”

Google Apps ‘founder’ Rajen Sheth

Ack :- ZDNET.Com

Atif Aslam’s Song for Race Movies is copy of this Korean song

Atif Aslam’s new song from an Indian film is copy of this Korean song, Pritam has done it again

Source :- http://www.bollyadda.com/2008/02/atif-aslams-song-for-race-movies-is.html

Product Tour Salesforce for Google Apps

Gods Grace vs ProjectManager Curse

We all know this one

One day a man was having a conversation with God when his whole life flashed before his eyes as a series of footsteps on the sands of time. He saw that there were two pairs of footprints, but during the most difficult periods of his life there were only one set of footprints. He asked God “You said you will be with me throughout this journey, but why have you deserted me during the most critical times of my life??” to which God answered “Son, I did not desert you, I was always with you…you see only one set of footprints Because during those difficult times in your life, I was carrying you in my hands”

Now know this one too!!!

Another day I was having a similar conversation with my Project Manager (PM) when my whole project flashed before my eyes as a series of footsteps on the sands of time. I saw that there were two pairs of footprints, but during the most difficult times in the project there were only one set of footprints. I asked my PM “You said you will be with me throughout the project, but why have you deserted me during the most critical times of the project??” to which the PM answered “Son, I did not desert you, I was always with you…you see only one set of footprints because during those difficult times, I was sitting on your head!!”

Issues abhi baaki hai … mere dost …

Issues” abhi baaki hai….mere dost…

Itni shiddat se project khatm karne ki khwaish ki hai……
Har jarre ne mujhe deadline tak le jane ki saazhish ki hai….

Kehte he ki agar hamesha requirements ke hisaab se coding karo

To puri kayanat tumhe ”UAT pass” karane ki koshish me lag jatee hai………
Aur aaj is baat kaa bhi yakin ho gayaa, ki humare

Projects bhi hamare hindi filmon ke jaise hi hai..
Jahan pe end tak sab kuch theek hi ho jaata hai..

“Happy Endings”.. Lekin agar end mein sab kuch theek na
Ho to woh project ka “the end” nahi hain….

“Issues” abhi baaki hai….mere dost…

Never listen with a predetermined notion

A teacher teaching Maths to seven-year-old Arnav asked him, “If I give you one apple and one apple and one apple, how many apples will you have?”Within a few seconds Arnav replied confidently, “Four!”

The dismayed teacher was expecting an effortless correct answer (three). She was disappointed. “Maybe the child did not listen properly,” she thought. She repeated, “Arnav, listen carefully. If I give you one apple and one apple and one apple, how many apples will you have?”

Arnav had seen the disappointment on his teacher’s face. He calculated again on his fingers. But within him he was also searching for the answer that will make the teacher happy. His search for the answer was not for the correct one, but the one that will make his teacher happy. This time hesitatingly he replied, “Four…”

The disappointment stayed on the teacher’s face. She remembered that Arnav liked strawberries. She thought maybe he doesn’t like apples and that is making him loose focus. This time with an exaggerated excitement and twinkling in her eyes she asked, “If I give you one strawberry and one strawberry and one strawberry, then how many you will have?”

Seeing the teacher happy, young Arnav calculated on his fingers again. There was no pressure on him, but a little on the teacher. She wanted her new approach to succeed. With a hesitating smile young Arnav enquired, “Three?”

The teacher now had a victorious smile. Her approach had succeeded. She wanted to congratulate herself. But one last thing remained. Once again she asked him, “Now if I give you one apple and one apple and one more apple how many will you have?”

Promptly Arnav answered, “Four!”

The teacher was aghast. “How Arnav, how?” she demanded in a little stern and irritated voice.

In a voice that was low and hesitating young Arnav replied, “Because I already have one apple in my bag.”

“When someone gives you an answer that is different from what you expect. Don’t think they are wrong. There maybe an angle that you have not understood at all. You will have to listen and understand, but never listen with a predetermined notion.”

What is the difference between Core Duo & Dual Core Processors ?

Core Duo and Dual Core both refer to having 2 processor cores on the same die. The Core 2 Duo is the same in that respect but different in the fact that it does not stress designs based on extremely high clock speeds. It relies on improvements in the processor’s usage of both available clock cycles and power, unlike traditional Netburst processors.

The Core 2 Duo is currently the best Dual Core processor on the market because of its high performance and lower than average cost.

Source(s):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_core
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_duo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_2_duo