Google more popular than Yahoo

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 12/29/2006 10:03:00 AM | 0 comments »

Google overtook Yahoo as the second most popular Internet destination for Web surfers worldwide in November while Microsoft held on to the top spot, ComScore has reported. Slightly more than 736 million people around the world traveled the Internet last month, with 475,713 of them visiting Google websites and 475,262 going to Yahoo online properties, according to industry tracker ComScore.

Websites of Redmond, Washington-based software giant Microsoft were visited by 501,720 people, the rating tally revealed. Hot video-sharing website YouTube placed tenth in the ComScore Media Metrix rankings but showed the largest surge in visitors, with the number catapulting by more than 2,000 per cent to 107,944. Google's results did not include visits YouTube, which it bought in October.
The popularity of Google websites was up nine per cent from the same month a year earlier, while visits to Silicon Valley rival Yahoo grew by five per cent and to Microsoft by three per cent in the same comparison.

Online auction pioneer eBay was ranked in fourth place, with the number of visitors slipping by one per cent from November of 2005 to 250,848. Time Warner Network site visits also notched down one per cent, tallying 222,107.

The number of people going to the communally-edited Internet encyclopedia site Wikipedia more than doubled to 171,945 in November as compared to that month last year.

Courtesy: Expressindia.com

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Next Gates, not an American, but an Indian

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 12/24/2006 03:37:00 PM | 0 comments »

The next Bill Gates is born and he could be an Indian. This million dollar question is ticking all minds with Indians emerging as strong contenders in the race among the Asians.

A report released by two Washington-based organisations -- Zogby International and 463 Communications showed that nearly half of all Americans (49%) believe that the next great technology leader will come from either China (26.7%) or Japan (22.4%).

Twenty-one per cent say that "next Bill Gates" will come from the United States while 13 per cent believe he or she will come from India. Russia (2.1%) and Brazil (0.4%) were cited as other possibilities.

"The next Bill Gates has already been born, and time will tell what country is providing the environment of innovation, entrepreneurism and opportunity to enable him or her to flourish with the next great idea," said 463 partner Tom Galvin.

With an "Internet everywhere" mindset, most Americans believe that soon there will be no place in the world where we won't be able to access the Net, as new technologies are fast turning the world into a place of voyeurs and paparazzis.

While the Web is roughly 550 years younger than the printing press, one-third (32 per cent) of all Americans believe that the Internet is a greater invention. An overwhelming majority believes that a typical 12-year-old knows more about the Internet than their member of Congress.

What you all guys comment about "THE NEXT"?

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Amazing Art Pics for Sharp Mind People Only

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 12/19/2006 10:46:00 PM | 0 comments »

1. Are they ships or pillers!!!!

2. Are they audiences or buildings ?????


3. How many horses are there in this picture? Should find seven??


4. Impossible ring


5. In the forest there are five hidden deers.......Can you find all of them???

6. How many pillers are there ,three or two ????? Look at the middle column. Where does it end?

7. Who is the tallest?


8. What do you see here? Do you see the word "LIFT"? Or, a bunch of black splotches?

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Silly Question & Stupid Answers..!!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 12/12/2006 07:44:00 PM | 0 comments »

1. At the movies: When you meet acquaintances/ friends.. .

Question:- Hey, what are you doing here?
Answer:- Dont u know, I sell tickets in black over here..

2. In the bus: A heavy lady wearing pointed high-heeled shoes stepson your feet...

Question:- Sorry, did that hurt?
Answer:- No, not at all, I'm on local anesthesia.. ...why don't you try again.

3. At a funeral: One of the teary-eyed people ask...

Question:- Why, why him, of all people.
Answer:- Why? Would it rather have been you?

4. At a restaurant: When you ask the waiter

Question:- Is ! the "XYZ" dish good??
Answer:- No, its terrible and made of adulterated cement. We occassionaly also spit in it.

5. At a family get-together: When some distant aunt meets you after years...

Question:- Oh my God! you've become so big.
Answer:- Well you haven't particularly shrunk yourself

6. When a friend announces her wedding, and you ask...

Question:- Is the guy you're marrying good?
Answer:- No, he's a miserable wife-beating , insensitive lout...it's just the money.

7. When you get woken up at midnight by a phone call...

Question:- Sorry. were you sleeping?
Answer:- No. I was doing research on whether the Zulu tribes in Africa marry or not.You thought I was sleeping.... you dumb wittedmoron.

8. When you see a friend/colleague with evidently shorter hair...

Question:- Hey have you had a haircut?
Answer:- No, its autumn and I'm shedding......

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Public Toilet in Switzerland Amazing right?

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 11/29/2006 06:42:00 PM | 3 comments »

Public Toilet in Switzerland Amazing right?

Here's a picture of a public toilet in Switzerland.


Now that you have seen the outside view of the Toilet,Just spend some more time scrolling down to see how it looks from inside ..!!

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That's made entirely out of one-way glass. No one can see you in there, but when you are inside, it looks like you're sitting in a clear glass box.

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World's smallest resignation letter..Amazing !!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 11/22/2006 01:13:00 PM | 0 comments »

World's smallest resignation letter

"Dear Sir,

I Love your Wife.

Thank You"

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Amazing Air Magic!!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 11/15/2006 06:04:00 PM | 1 comments »

Can you believe this??

These are some photos of St. Maarten Airport and the planes impress most people on the beach flying over just seconds before touching down at Princess Juliana Airport. This is a just a little too close for comfort.


12 Boeing 747s operate daily to St. Maarten. The heavy jumbo is the most impressive of all and attracts the looks of everybody around...




This photo, from inside one 747 of Air France , it possible to have one idea of the small strip of beachjust before the head of the landing strip for planes in St. Maarten.



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Aussies slammed for nudging Pawar

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 11/08/2006 05:14:00 PM | 0 comments »

The Australian cricket is often accused of being boorish, over aggressive and rude. For many cricket fans, the team gave a display of their behaviour on Sunday.

At the presentation ceremony of the ICC Champions Series final, the team was allegedly rude to BCCI President Sharad Pawar, who was on the dais to present the trophy.

Eager to hold the trophy and pose for the cameras with his team-mates, skipper Ricky Ponting was seen tapping Pawar on the shoulder as a gesture to leave the stage. Batsman Damien Martyn came up from behind and nudged Pawar away from the stage in his eagerness for the group photo. Some say Martyn pushed Pawar.

World champions Australia defeated West Indies by eight wickets in the rain-hit final to claim their maiden Champions Trophy, the second most important one-day tournament in world cricket.

PAWAR PLAY: Damien Martyn is seen pushing Pawar off the dias

"It’s not a major issue. I was not insulted or embarrassed or pushed. The Australians were just excited about winning," he told CNN-IBN.

Source: cricketnext.com

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Now flip newspaper pages on your cellphones

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 10/31/2006 09:57:00 AM | 1 comments »

In a first of its kind service, cellphone users will be able to read their morning newspaper on their mobile phones. The services called M paper would be launched nationwide(India) in December.

Every morning the reader would receive the paper of his or her choice in the form of an MMS. Unlike the news alert in the M paper the reader would be able to get the whole news report, with pictures on mobile phone. The electronic paper will have different sections and the reader will be able to scan it without any time delay.

Cellnext Solutions that has introduced M Paper has carried out its soft launch with Idea Cellular. Currently the paper is sent to some one thousand customers of Idea to get customer’s feedback. "The feedback is very encouraging," says Mr Ajay Vaishnavi, chief operating officer, Cellnext Solutions.

Cellnext is talking with major dailies to launch their newspapers on cellphones.

A subscriber of the M paper will have to pay only Rs 50 per month for the service. M paper will contain 25 new items but the type of news to be sent would depend upon the publisher. The whole operation will have two parts: content management and the other a delivery platform.

"Content management would be with the publisher and the delivery platform would be looked after by us," says Mr Vaishnavi.

Though initially the M paper would be in English the company has plans to start it in vernacular languages also. "Our long term goal will be to penetrate in the rural areas also, mobile is no longer only an urban phenomenon," adds Mr Vaishnavi. The company hopes that it will be able to start the paper in one month’s time. Initially it would be available to GSM customers only.

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Amazing Job Application by a 17 year KID!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 10/27/2006 09:46:00 AM | 4 comments »

Job application

This is an actual job application that a 17-year-old boy submitted at a McDonald's restaurant in Florida....and they hired him because he was so honest and funny.

NAME: Greg Bulmash
SEX: Not yet. Still waiting for the right person.
DESIRED POSITION: Company's President or Vice President. But seriously, whatever's available. If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn't be applying here in the first place.
DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz style severance package. If that's not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.
EDUCATION: Yes.
LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility.
SALARY: Was less than I'm worth.
MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and 'post-it' notes.
REASON FOR LEAVING: It sucked.
AVAILABLE FOR WORK: Of course. That's why I'm applying.
PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30 – 3:30pm., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?: Yes, but they're better suited to a more intimate environment.
MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here?
DO YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT WOULD PROHIBIT YOU FROM LIFTING UPTO 50lbs?: 50lbs. of what?
DO YOU HAVE A CAR?: I think the appropriate question here would be "Do you have a car that runs?"
HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION? : I may already be the winner of the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes.
DO YOU SMOKE?: On the job, no, on my breaks, yes.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?: Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy dumb blond supermodel who thinks I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I'd like to be doing that now.
DO YOU CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE?: Yes. Absolutely.
SIGN HERE: Aries.

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Amazing website to soon display your salary!!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 10/25/2006 12:49:00 PM | 0 comments »

SOON you will be able to compare your salary with those of your counterparts in other cities, organisations and countries, all thanks to a new website — http://www.paycheck.in/ — that is being developed as part of a research initiative of IIM-A, IISc, Bangalore and IT Professionals Forum of India, Bangalore.

And it is not just the salary description of blue-collared jobs that will be available online for a person to check where s/he stands in terms of getting salary; the website also includes a section on ‘minimum wage checkers’ that will indicate the minimum wage paid in different states of the country. The website, a part of a series of websites launched with international collaboration across the world, is one of the two websites that include the minimum wage checkers, with the other one being launched in The Netherlands.

‘‘The new and improved wage data that will be made online through the website will help trade unions. Employers in IT, manufacturing and finance sectors will also decide the wage structure of employees,’’ said Biju Varkkey, faculty at IIM-A who is also working on the project. The project, that is being conducted in 15 differnt countries under the supervision of Wageindicator network, is being funded by the European Union.

The project aims at facilitating wage bargaining by providing a deeper insight into wage structures across occupations, companies, industries, regions and countries. Also, once the data is completed, a study will be conducted that will focus on a comparative wage structure in multinational enterprises in various countries. The site also aims at reflecting the constraits and limitations faced by workers in the informal sector, which it will eventually follow. Researchers in the country are currently preparing an updated data of minimum wage earned by workers in agricultural and non-agricultural occupations.

‘‘We have contacted the labour ministry of different states for uploading the data on the minimum wage structure. We have already received most of the data and will be uploading it soon,’’ Varkkey said. Paycheck.in is currently gathering data through an online questionnaire so reliable wage information could be provided to those visiting the site.

‘‘We launched the website in February and asked people to participate voluntarily in the questionnaire, so that we could provide an updated salary checker in IT, manufacturing and finance sector,’’ Varkkey further said.

Currently, the site has uploaded pay-checks offered by different sectors prepared by an organisation called Ma Foi. ‘‘We will be able to upload our own data once enough questionnaires are filled,’’ Varkkey said.

Once the data falls in place, a detailed research will be conducted based on the data available from all 15 countries that will focus on the average salary per person, average salary per occupation, salary differences related to region, gender and country apart from giving site visitors a chance to peek into the their own earnings and compare them with other users, informed Varkkey.

Courtesy: Expressindia.com

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Madonna's plans to adopt African toddler

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 10/17/2006 12:53:00 PM | 0 comments »

US pop diva Madonna is under fire in Britain for her plans to adopt an African toddler, with her toughest critics dismissing her as a selfish star who could do much more to ease world poverty.

Madonna, 48, who has a family home in London, left Malawi on a private plane Friday after a judge granted her an 18-month interim order allowing her to take David Banda, the son of an illiterate farmer, out of the country.

Mother to 10-year-old Lourdes and Rocco, six, Madonna is not the first star to expand her family by adopting children from developing countries.

In fact, US actress Mia Farrow was the first in the 1970s -- she is the mother of 14 children, including 10 adopted from overseas from countries like South Korea, Vietnam and India.
US actress Meg Ryan adopted a Chinese girl, while the Scottish actor Ewan McGregor, famous for his role in the film Star Wars, gave his two children a little Mongolian sister.

However, the adoptive parent who is perhaps best known is Angelina Jolie. In Cambodia she adopted Maddox, four, and in Ethiopia she became mother to Zahara, almost two, before giving birth to Shiloh, whose father is actor Brad Pitt.

To adopt 13-month-old David Banda, Madonna benefitted from a fast-track adoption regime after spending nine days in Malawi and visiting several orphanages, British media reported. Usually, adoptive parents have to reside in the southeastern African country.

Madonna has financed the construction of an orphanage and other projects worth about five million dollars in Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries.

Courtesy: Expressindia.com

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From Chinese jail to Miss Tibet

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 10/17/2006 12:32:00 PM | 0 comments »

Three years ago, at the tender age of 17, Metok Lhazey sat in solitary confinement in a pitch dark, filthy and horribly cramped Chinese prison cell in the Tibetan capital Lhasa.

This weekend, the nervous 20-year-old is dreaming about being crowned Miss Tibet in a small but controversial beauty pageant held by Tibetan refugees in northern India.

"My main motive is to push the Tibetan cause all over the world, because I know what is going on in Tibet," she said in her hotel room, as she prepared for the contest, plastic beads in her hair and blue bangles on her wrists.

The Miss Tibet beauty pageant is in its fifth year, a budget contest in small town of McLeodganj that attracts only a handful of contestants but plenty of controversy.

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Road of Death...Amazing!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 10/07/2006 08:38:00 AM | 3 comments »

Road of Death
Stremnaya road is called the road of death and its situated in Bolivia

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Difficult Questions....Amazing Intelligent Answers!!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 9/29/2006 01:40:00 PM | 1 comments »

Not only our technical knowledge helps, but also the presence of mind and the right answer at right time.

Even if u don't know the answer for a question just confuse the questioner.
> Q. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
> A. Concrete floors are very hard to crack!
> Q. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
> A. No time at all it is already built.
> Q. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?
> A. Very large hands.(Good one)
> Q. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
> A. It is not a problem, since you will never find an elephant with one hand.
> Q. How can a man go eight days without sleep?
> A. No Probs , He sleeps at night.
> Q. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
> A. It will Wet or Sink as simple as that.
> Q. What looks like half apple ?
> A. The other half.
> Q. What can you never eat for breakfast ?
> A. Dinner.
> Q. What happened when wheel was invented ?
> A. It caused a revolution.
> Q. Bay of Bengal is in which state?
> A. Liquid
Than Interviewer said "I shall either ask you ten easy questions or one really difficult question. Think well before you make up your mind!"
The boy thought for a while and said, "my choice is one really difficult question."
"Well, good luck to you, you have made your own choice! Now tell me this.
"What comes first, Day or Night?"
> The boy was jolted into reality as his admission depends on the correctness of his answer, but he thought for a while and said, "It's the DAY sir!" "How" the interviewer asked,"Sorry sir, you promised me that you will not ask me a SECOND difficult question!" and he got selected.
* "Technical Skill is the mastery of complexity, while Creativity isthemaster of presence of mind"
"START BY DOING WHAT'S NECESSARY, THEN WHAT'S POSSIBLE, & SUDDENDLY YOU ARE DOING THE IMPOSSIBLE"

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How to Create a Resume!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 9/18/2006 06:56:00 PM | 0 comments »

How to Create a Resume ...That Wins Interviews !!
A resume can either open doors or keep them closed. Never assume that people are going to read your resume because the fact is that most resumes get only a passing glance. You must do everything possible to spark immediate interest during that moment.
Constructing a resume that earns interviews is remarkably simple.
Here are six do's and don’ts to follow when composing your document.
1. Begin with a summary.
Showcase two or three of your most exciting accomplishments. Bullet these items and use numbers to illustrate their extent.
By starting out this way, you'll be showing people how good you are, not just telling them that you're good. As a plus, you'll distinguish yourself from job seekers who begin by listing their functional specialties and a brief discussion of their strengths.
2. Use a chronological format.
The next section of your resume relates to your experience. Always list your experience in reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent job.
3. Tailor your resume to the job you're seeking.
Because the goal of your resume is to gain interviews for a particular position, always cite your activities in order of their importance to that job. Omit information that's unrelated. The less you say about your unrelated experience, the more impact the related activities will have.
If you're seeking two or three different positions, prepare two or three separate resumes, each tailored to the job you're after.
4. Focus on your accomplishments.
Next, discuss your accomplishments, not your responsibilities. Recruiters and prospective employers are primarily interested in the value you've brought to your past employers. Most important are improvements you made and their benefit to the department or organization, especially in increasing revenues or reducing costs.
5. Use descriptive verbs.
Describe your experiences in phrases that start with a past-tense action word. Bullet each item. Bullets and verbs in the past tense produce statements that are more vivid and illustrative. These verbs are particularly effective:
  • directed, led, managed, supervise
  • dachieved, delivered, drove, generated, grew, increased, initiated, instituted and launched

6. Make your resume inviting to read.

After deciding on what you want to say about yourself, be sure your resume has sufficient white space. The top and bottom margins should be at least a half-inch long, and the left and right margins should measure at least seven-tenths of an inch wide.

Insert white space between your section headings, names of employers, job titles and discussions about your experience. Use bold-faced type for section headings, employer names and job titles. If the document lacks eye appeal, few people will review it.

Now, the Don'ts

What you shouldn't do when writing a resume is nearly as important as what you should do.

1. Don't organize your resume by accomplishments.
Listing a string of accomplishments on the first page of your resume presents the same problems for employers as the functional resume format. If you want to showcase your accomplishments, use the introductory summary.

2. Don't use the same words to begin sentences or use the words "I" and "my."
Make your writing fresh and exciting by varying the verbs that begin each statement. Omit "I" and "my" because they can make you seem weak and immature.

3. Avoid clichés.
Don't describe yourself as "dynamic," "people-oriented," "results-oriented" or "self-motivated," or state what a great "out-of-the-box thinker," "hands-on leader" or "visionary" you are. These clichés lack originality and typecast you as a follower instead of a leader.

4. Don't use underlining or italics to add emphasis.
These devices cheapen a résumé’s appearance. Additionally, some computer scanners can't read underlined or italicized copy.

5. Avoid using a fancy font to gain readers' attention.
Fancy fonts aren't inviting to read, and many people discard resumes that use them. Play it safe by choosing Arial, Garamond, Helvetica, Tahoma or Times Roman.

6. Don't state the reasons for your job changes.
Explaining why you've changed jobs seems defensive or indicates that you think you have a troubled work history.

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Know this Amazing Facts!!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 9/11/2006 05:24:00 PM | 2 comments »

Did you know this Amazing Facts ?

  • Nobel Prize resulted from a late change in the will of Alfred Nobel, who did not want to be remembered as a propagator of violence-he invented dynamite.
  • Whoopi Goldberg was a mortuary cosmetologist and a bricklayer before becoming an actress..
  • Guinness Book Of Records holds the record for being the book most stolen from Public Libraries.
  • Charlie Chaplin won third place in a Charlie Chaplin look alikecontest.
  • Walt Disney named Mickey Mouse after Mickey Rooney, whose mother he dated for some time. Another story states that: Mickey mouse was not named after Mickey Rooney he was made on a train ride from New York after Walt found out he didn't actually own Oswald the lucky rabbit. The mouse Walt drew was originally named Mortimor But his wife Lilly didn't like that name so she suggested Mickey and the name stuck.
  • Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he didn't wear pants.
  • Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made out of wood.
  • A person afflicted with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands and feet.
  • Pamela Lee-Anderson is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence.
  • Tokyo has had 24 recorded instances of people either killed or
    receiving serious skull fractures while bowing to each other with the traditional Japanese greeting.
  • Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.
  • The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war.
  • In the southern hemisphere, water always swirl anti-clockwise down into a pipe.
  • About 8 million blood cells die in the human body every second, and the same number are born each second.
  • Eighteen per cent of all global carbon dioxide emissions are from cars.
  • Every year, the Moon moves a further 3.82cm from the Earth.
  • It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
  • 35 meters of hair fiber is produced every day on the average adult scalp.

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Does Your Blood Type Reveal Your Personality?

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 9/07/2006 05:35:00 PM | 0 comments »

According to a Japanese institute that does research on blood types, there are certain personality traits that seem to match up with certain blood types. How do you rate?

TYPE O
You want to be a leader, and when you see something you want, you keep striving until you achieve your goal. You are a trend-setter, loyal, passionate, and self-confident. Your weaknesses include vanity and jealously and a tendency to be too competitive.

TYPE A
You like harmony, peace and organization. You work well with others, and are sensitive, patient and affectionate. Among your weaknesses are stubbornness and an inability to relax.

TYPE B
You're a rugged individualist, who's straightforward and likes to do things your own way. Creative and flexible, you adapt easily to any situation. But your insistence on being independent can sometimes go too far and become a weakness.

TYPE AB
Cool and controlled, you're generally well liked and always put people at ease. You're a natural entertainer who's tactful and fair. But you're standoffish, blunt, and have difficulty making decisions.

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Monitor what your child is browsing on the Net!!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 9/05/2006 10:45:00 AM | 0 comments »

Monitor what your child is browsing on the Net!!
Many parents are understandably worried about their wards’ Internet habits, fearful that websites with inappropriate content would play havoc with their children’s view of the world. Apparently, to address these concerns, Microsoft has released in Beta a Windows Live service, which aims to give parents control over their children’s web surfing. The new service has been launched in the US and expected to be eventually launched in India sometime soon, given the importance of the Indian market for the software giant.

It’s called OneCare Family Safety, and aims to provide web filtering and activity reports. The service was formerly called Family Safety Settings. According to TechWeb, the filtering feature lets parents chose "allow, block or warn" settings for a range of content categories. Unique settings can be applied to each member of the household. Parents can adjust settings anytime from any Internet-connected PC. Parents can also access activity reports for each family member, to stay on top of their children’s web browsing.

Renewed Attack
While on Microsoft, according to two network security companies, an upswing in activity related to a potential Windows Server vulnerability dubbed with a most-dangerous label in early August has been detected.

"That earlier vulnerability came to light August 8, amid Microsoft’s release of a dozen security bulletins. These included MS06-040, which patched a critical vulnerability in Windows’ Server service. At the time, security analysts warned that the bug might be exploited by a network-attacking worm, ala MSBlast. Although several exploits appeared, their impact was minor," says TechWeb.

Now, both Symantec and the SANS Institute’s Internet Storm Centre alerted users that they had detected a significant increase worldwide in activity on port 139, one of the two ports which an exploit against the MS06-040 vulnerability would use to attack systems.

Helmet Headset
This one, I guess, is something you can ask that long-forgotten cousin in Rochester to send you. The item is a Bluetooth SCALA-Rider FM wireless communications hands-free headset, developed by Cardo Systems, Inc.

The Bluetooth headset, according to the company, allows motorcyclists and other helmet wearers to use their cellphones and enjoy their favourite FM radio stations. The device fits virtually any motorcycle helmet and is fully weather protected.

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Master Blaster earns Rs 1,163 a minute!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 9/02/2006 04:37:00 PM | 0 comments »

Master Blaster Batsman Sachin Tendulkar earns Rs 1,163 a minute, PM only 57p!!

You often pay Rs 2.15 per minute when you talk on the cellphone. But have you ever calculated how much you earn per minute? If you haven’t, then you can check how you fare in relation to some of the most prominent names in the country, courtesy Saamna, the mouthpiece of the Shiv Sena.

In an interesting item in Friday’s edition, Saamna also showed how both the Prime Minister and the President of India are paupers compared to some of the richest figures in the country, though the President is a little better off than the Prime Minister. According to the news item, topping the list of those who earn in thousands per minute is cricket king Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin in one minute earns Rs 1,163, Amitabh Bachchan earns three times less — at Rs 361 per minute. Shah Rukh Khan earns Rs 247 per minute while indus trialist Mukesh Ambani earns Rs 413 per minute.

The Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, earns almost 2,000 times less than Sachin, at 57 paise a minute, while the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, earns almost 1,000 times less, at Re 1.14 per minute.Saamna has arrived at these figures this way: Sachin has tied up with an agency for an ad campaign which pays him Rs 180 crores per annum. Per game he gets Rs 2,35,000 for a Test series and Rs 2,50,000 if it’s a one-day match. In a year he gets Rs 61.15 crores, which comes to Rs 1,163 per minute.

"Big B" Amitabh Bachchan earned Rs 19 crores last year through Cadbury, Pepsi and his superhit movies, which comes to Rs 361 per minute.In the case of Shah Rukh Khan, it has been calculated on the basis of his bank balance, which last year stood at Rs 13 crores, which makes his earnings Rs 247 per minute.Mukesh Ambani got a salary of Rs 21.72 crores (this does not include any of his other perks, etc) last year, which puts him at Rs 413 per minute.

Saamna goes on to say that the Prime Minister, who looks after the economy and affairs of the country, is very poor compared to these other people. In a year he gets a salary of Rs 3,60,000, or 57 paise a minute. The President is in a little better position than the PM, as he earns Rs 6 lakhs a year, or Re 1.14 per minute.

The paper tells its readers: "After reading this you can know how important it is to calculate how much you earn per minute. Your day of 24 hours has 1,440 minutes. When you calculate how little you earn, you will be stressed out and will have to go to a doctor, and you will help to increase his income!"

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tttttongue ttttwisters

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 8/26/2006 07:00:00 PM | 1 comments »

Try it...

1. If you understand, say "understand". If you don't understand, say "don't understand". But if you understand and say "don't understand". How do I understand that you understand? Understand!

2. I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.

3. Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds.

4. A sailor went to sea to see, what he could see. And all he could see was sea, sea, sea.

5. Purple Paper People, Purple Paper People, Purple Paper People

6. If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?

7. I thought a thought. But the thought I thought wasn't the thought I thought I thought. If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I wouldn't have thought so much.

8. Once a fellow met a fellow In a field of beans. Said a fellow to a fellow, "If a fellow asks a fellow, Can a fellow tell a fellow what a fellow means?"

9. Mr Inside went over to see Mr. Outside. Mr. Inside stood outside and called to Mr. Outside inside. Mr. Outside answered Mr. Inside from inside and told Mr. Inside to come inside. Mr. Inside said "NO", and told Mr. Outside to come outside. Mr. Outside and Mr. Inside argued from inside and outside about going outside or coming inside. Finally, Mr. Outside coaxed Mr. Inside to come inside, and then both Mr. Outside and Mr. Inside went outside to the riverside.

10. SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS ON THE SEA SHORE, BUT THE SEA SHELLS THAT SHE SELLS; ON THE SEA SHORE ARE NOT THE REAL ONES

11. The owner of the inside inn was inside his inside inn with his inside outside his inside inn.

12. If one doctor doctors another doctor does the doctor who doctors the doctor doctor the doctor the way the doctor he is doctoring doctors? Or does the doctor doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors?

"When a doctor falls ill another doctor doctor's the doctor. Does the doctor doctoring the doctor doctor the doctor in his own way or does the doctor doctoring the doctor doctors the doctor in the doctor's way"

13. We surely shall see the sun shine shortly. Whether the weather be fine, Or whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold Or whether the weather be hot, We'll weather the weather Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not. Watch? Whether the weather is hot. Whether the weather is cold. Whether the weather is either or not. It is whether we like it or not.

14. Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.

15. A flea and a fly in a flue Said the fly "Oh what should we do" Said the flea" Let us fly Said the fly” Let us flee" So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

16. If you tell Tom to tell a tongue-twister his tongue will be twisted as tongue-twister twists tongues.

17. Mr. See owned a saw. And Mr. Soar owned a seesaw. Now See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw before Soar saw See, Which made Soar sore. Had Soar seen See's saw before See sawed Soar's seesaw, See's saw would not have sawed Soar's seesaw. So See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw. But it was sad to see Soar so sore just because See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw.

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Amazing Makeup Tips for Eyes, Lips and Face

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 8/15/2006 02:48:00 PM | 1 comments »

You’re Eyes:

1. For great looking eyes make sure to use powder shadows for a natural look and an eyeliner pencil for drama at night. Make sure the liner has a smudge tip at one end to get that smoky eye look. Only line the top of the eye is you're looking tired. You don't want to bring more attention to dark circles under the eyes. Neutral tones with a hint of color are flattering on everybody.

2. For sheen on the eyelids, dab a bit of Vaseline for a pretty reflective quality, as well as moisture.

3. Open up the eye with a gold/beige shimmery high lighter onto the brow bone.

4. Don't throw away cash on an expensive eye makeup remover! Find a pretty glass bottle and fill it with baby shampoo.

5. If your cream eye shadow dries out, use a few drops of water or mineral oil to soften it up again.

6. Potatoes, like cucumbers, will reduce the appearance of dark, under-eye circles. Read more articles at http://www.online-articles.org/beauty/site-map.php

You’re Lips:
1. Use blush as a lipstick, then use clear gloss or lip balm over it. Longer staying power.

2. Natural ingredients have been used for centuries as makeup: apply beet juice to lips and cheeks as a stain, or mix it with melted bees wax to make your own lip balm! Cayenne pepper can plump the lips, but use with caution!

3. Use eye makeup remover to treat super dry, chapped lips. It's a great nighttime lip treatment! Read more articles at http://www.online-articles.org/beauty/site-map.php

You’re Face:

1. For a longer lasting foundation try a product with silicone. The silicone creates a sweat-proof and smudge resistant second skin. For me, I find it helps with my rosacea because the live yeast extract has healing powers.

2. A powder bronzer under blush can really even out skin tone. I dab my brush in the bronzer, then into the blush and lightly cover my whole face.

3. For a new bronzer, use a foundation that is two to three shades darker than your skin tone and apply where you would use your bronzer. In a pinch you could use a brown eye shadow.

4. Papaya mixed with plain yogurt into a paste makes a great exfoliating mask for all skin types!

5. Use an egg white mask for a quick fix for diminishing the appearance of pores. Read more articles at http://www.online-articles.org/beauty/site-map.php

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Amazing but true!!!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 8/05/2006 05:49:00 PM | 55 comments »

*Have a look......things you may not know....*

*1. Coca-Cola was originally green.*

*2. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.*

*3. The name of the entire continents end with the same letterthat they start with.*

*4. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.*

*5. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.*

*6. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using theletters on one row of the keyboard.*

*7. Women blink nearly twice as much as men!*

*8. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.*

*9. It is impossible to lick your elbow.*

*10. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a millisecond.*

*11. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.*

*12. The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be thetoughest tongue twister in the English language.*

*13. If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try tosuppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neckand die.*

*14. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history.*
>Spades - King David
>Clubs - Alexander the Great
>Hearts - Charlemagne
>Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

*15. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 (count out the answer)*

*16. If a statue of a person in the park on a horse has both front legsin the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a resultof wounds received in battle. If the horse has a all four legs on the ground, the person died of naturalcauses.*

*17 What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers andlaser printers all have in common?Answer - All invented by women.*

*18. Question - This is the only food that doesn't spoil. What is this?Answer - Honey*

*19. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.*

*20. A snail can sleep for three years.*

*21. All polar bears are left handed.*

*22. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olivefrom each salad served in first-class.*

*23. Butterflies taste with their feet.*

*24.Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.*

*25.In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.*

*26. On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.*

*27. Shakespeare invented the words 'assassination' and 'bump'.*

*28. Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.*

*29. An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.*

*30. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.*
*31. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps o squirtblood 30 feet.*

*32. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could haveover a million descendants.*

*33. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria inyour ear by 700 times.*

*34. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.*

*35. Most lipstick contains fish scales.*

*36. Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.*

*37. And finally 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.* (Am I right? If so, reply back)

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Amazing Top 10 Super Job Interview Tips

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 7/15/2006 07:24:00 PM | 0 comments »

It's a tough job market out there today. And getting the job you want requires more than just a killer resume. In other words, you can't just sell yourself on paper. You also have to be able to do it in person--in a face-to-face job interview.

Here are a few interview tips to help you make a great impression on the person who interviews you.

1. Market your skills and related experience in the field that you are applying for. Be sure to do it in a way that is positive, but not cocky or aggressive.

2. Research the company before your interview. It's a great way to know where you would fit into the organization. It also lets the employer know that you really want to be a part of the company.

3. Prepare answers to common interview questions ahead of time, and practice saying them, so you aren't stumped during the interview.

4. Dress for success, in the manner you would dress for the position you're seeking.

5. Bring a list of your own questions with you in a folder with the company's name on it, so that you don't forget them. You should keep your extra resumes in there too.

6. Be a good listener and focus. Some job seekers talk too much during interviews.

7. Be prepared to describe your weaknesses as strengths. For example, saying that you are overenthusiastic about performing at your best.

8. Make eye contact with your interviewer.

9. Don't volunteer your personal opinions to your interviewer about any subjects unless you are asked. Read more at http://online-articles.org/careers-employment/site-map.php

10. Try to establish a good rapport with your interviewer. Be casual but professional, and most importantly BEYOURSELF! Take the time to implement these interview tips before your next job hunt. It'll give you a leg upon your competition!

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Amazing Rules of Flirting!!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 7/11/2006 08:09:00 PM | 0 comments »

Rules of Flirting...

Frankly speaking flirting is an art and you need special skills to master it. You do not have to be some beauty queen or a celebrity to make guys fall for you and go gaga over you. All you need is your gorgeous smile and few guaranteed flirting tips like the ones you'll find below to attract the opposite sex.

Rule 1 # Eyes have it all:
Look in the eyes with the person you're flirting with for a full five to six seconds, then smile and drop your gaze. Please don't stare at him and make him feel embarrassed. Just give him a soft smoldering look and look away. Do this at least three times in a ten to fifteen-minute period. This way you will make him know that you are interested and approachable.

Rule 2 # Smile:
Smiling is absolutely the most effective tool in your flirting toolbox. Psychology and body language experts agree that one of the most important things you can do to make yourself more attractive (and approachable) is to smile.

Rule 3 # Expose your neck:
One of the most winning flirting techniques a woman can use is the exposure of her neck. This can be done with a head tilt to one side, the classic hair flip or the over-the-shoulder glance. According to body language experts this asymmetrical position attracts attention, exposes your neck, and makes a woman very attractive and sexy. The over-the-shoulder move also sends a signal to your target that he is worth a second look.

Rule 4 # Lip Service:
Both men and women are subconsciously attracted to red, moist lips because they signal youth, sex and fertility. Always wear a red lipstick which not only gives your lips that youthful colour, but also makes your smile more visible and your teeth whiter. A super-shiny lip gloss can also give you an advantage, making your lips look moist and kissable.


Rule 5 # Focus, Focus, Focus:
Once you and your flirting target have started talking, use these tips to deepen the attraction. First, smile and maintain eye contact as you are speaking, and focus all of your attention on what he is saying. If you aren't listening then that shows that you are not interested. Smiling and laughing are crucial here - it's the quickest, easiest way to put another person at ease and make a connection. Finally, another effective flirting technique is low-level touching such as brushing the shoulder or elbow.

"We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge. People make mistakes. We are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take while in a rage will haunt us forever."

Pause and ponder. Think before you act. Be patient. Forgive & forget. Love one
and all.

Never take some one for granted, Hold every person Close to your Heart because you might wake up one day and realise that you have lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones." Remember this always in life.

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China's 'Sky Train’ chugging to Tibet – Its Amazing

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 7/02/2006 11:35:00 AM | 0 comments »

You may call it the newest Wonder of the World, because it is awe-inspiring to watch. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, which begins operation today, is like an iron dragon soaring on the Roof of the World. It is rightly called the "Sky Train." The 1,142-kilometer railway, which took four years to complete, is the last section of the 1,956-km Qingzang (Qinghai-Tibet) Railway from Xining to Lhasa, respectively the capital of Qinghai and Tibet. The first section, from Xining to Golmud, has been in operation since 1984.


Tickets for the inaugural run, from Beijing to Lhasa, were sold out a couple of hours after they were put for sale on Wednesday. For many people, the trip is one to Wonderland.

It is the world's highest railway. Most parts of the new track from Golmud to Lhasa are located more than 4,000 meters above sea level, with the highest points at 5,072 meters. Construction of the US$5.5 billion railway was difficult because of the formidable challenge of frozen tundra, thin air and environmental protection.

It's nothing short of a miracle that these problems were overcome. Now, Tibet, which sits on the roof of the world, is no longer an isolated Shangri-la. It is integrated into the rest of the world culturally, socially and economically. It is estimated that nearly 3,000 passengers will arrive in Lhasa each day by train equipped with sealed, oxygenated cars manufactured by Canada's Bombardier Inc. Tibet will never be the same with the operation of the Sky Train -- the first railway to one of China's Autonomous Regions.

It goes without saying that the railway will "hugely boost local development and benefit the local people," as Beijing claims, but it is also true that this strategically-situated region on mainland China's southwest border will come under closer and tighter control of Beijing. More Han people outside Tibet will move to the region dominated for centuries by Tibetans who had enjoyed de facto independence before its "liberation" in 1950 by Mao Zedong's People's Liberation Army.

"Sky Train" is not an ordinary railway. It is going to bring changes in Tibet that will benefit indigenous Tibetans. Beijing's influence over the region and its neighboring areas, including India, Nepal and Bhutan, will increase. India, in particular, could become a closer ally of China in a new world order following the rise of China and India.

Mainland China's infrastructure buildup in the past two decades is stunning. It took only four years to build the Sky Train, the new wonder of the world. Or look at the Three Georges Dam, which is bound to become another wonder on this planet. Or the 32.5 kilometer Donghai bridge near Shanghai, the world's longest sea-crossing bridge. New York Times' Pulitzer prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof has noted that the crane is everywhere in China and it has become the country's "national bird."

Here in Taiwan, there has been no significant construction project since the completion of the 10 Major Projects more than 20 years ago. Except, of course, the just-dedicated 12.9 km Snow Mountain Tunnel, which took 15 years to build. The situation in Taiwan today seems like the mainland's Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, while the mainland today is similar to Taiwan's in the 1970s when miracles were created one by one. It's sad to note that the situation is now reversed.

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The Most Amazing 101 Romantic Ideas

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 6/30/2006 10:07:00 PM | 0 comments »

1. Remember to say "I love you" and "I need you" often.
2. Walk hand in hand in the rain.
3. Write a love poem.
4. Call a radio station and dedicate a favorite song.
5. Write "I Love You" in lipstick or shaving cream on the mirror.
6. Hide love notes in a lunch box, briefcase or purse.
7. Make heart-shaped cinnamon toast for breakfast.
8. Place a love note in the personals section of the newspaper.
9. Take a carriage ride around the city.
10. Plan a surprise getaway.
11. Do your mate's household chores.
12. Write notes on future dates in their date book ("I love you," I miss you," etc.)
13. Make reservations at a favorite restaurant.
14. Let them choose the movie.
15. Give a foot massage.
16. Make a heart-shaped bookmark, and place it in their book.
17. Pop in a romantic music CD and slow dance.
18. Throw a just-because surprise party for two.
19. Buy a stuffed animal for your honey.
20. Read each other's horoscopes.
21. Make a list of the top 10 things you love about your partner.
22. Display it in a prominent place.
23. Tattoo your mate's name on your body.
24. Make an album or scrapbook of your favorite memories together.
25. Go camping together and only take one sleeping bag.
26. Send a mushy message in a bottle...a balloon...a sandwich...Cut out a silly cartoon that you know they'd enjoy.
27. Shower together.
28. Dim the lights, and snuggle together on the couch.
29. Be the first to say "I'm sorry" and kiss and make up.
30. Give each other a full-body massage.
31. Kiss every hour on the hour all day long.
32. Send a gift basket of indulgent items.
33. Write "I'm hot for you" in the steam on the bathroom mirror.
34. Ribbon wrap your bed with a big bow.
35. Fill up the gas tank of your partner's car.
36. Act like teenagers.
37. Maybe even pierce something!
38. Show up with a bouquet of flowers -- for no reason at all.
39. Play Scrabble® together, using as many "love" words as you can.
40. Run a warm bubble bath for your partner, with lots of lit candles.
41. Meet in the park for a picnic.
42. Hold hands.
43. Leave a trail of rose petals through the house, leading to a romantic candlelight dinner.
44. Make a donation in your mate's name to a special cause or charity.
45. Pick up their clothes from the floor -- without saying a word about it.
46. Watch an old black and white romantic movie and share a bowl of popcorn.
47. Reenact your first date.
48. Surprise your partner with tickets to a special event.
49. An unexpected hug can brighten any day.
50. Buy a silly, impromptu gift.
51. Send an email just to say "I'm thinking of you."
52. Bring home a balloon bouquet.
53. Serve breakfast in bed.
54. Make an ornament with a picture of both of you for the Christmas tree.
55. Play tag.
56. Wash and wax your partner's car, and leave a little note on the dashboard.
57. Plant a garden together.
58. Leave a mushy message on voicemail.
59. Stay at a hotel for the night, just because.
60. Make angels in the snow.
61. Every time you say "hello" or "goodbye", seal it with a hug and a kiss.
62. Take a drive in the country.
63. Spend the evening looking at the stars -- and make a wish together.
64. Cast a playful wink any time, anywhere.
65. Think up a list of silly little pet names for times when you're alone together.
66. Read poetry to each other.
67. Celebrate your half-birthdays together.
68. Put a picture of both of you in your wallet.
69. Buy that favorite book or CD for no reason at all.
70. Send a care package to work filled with treats like food, photos, candy, a love note, heart-shapedconfetti, etc.
71. Go out for the evening and tell people you're on your honeymoon.
72. Take a hike together and carve your initials in a tree.
73. Write a thank you note for all the things you take for granted.
74. Make a fire in the fireplace and roast marshmallows.
75. Tape your favorite TV show and spend the evening talking.
76. Do the dishes together, then apply hand lotion to each other's hands.
77. Write a love letter to your partner and cut it into jigsaw puzzle pieces.
78. Decide on secret signals and use them to communicate with each other in large groups of people.
79. Schedule a regular mid-week "date night" for just the two of you.
80. Do the laundry together.
81. Romance Theater Weekend: reenact each other's favorite love scene - hers on Friday, his on Saturday.
82. Call your partner at work and ask for a date.
83. Pretend you haven't seen each other for a month.
84. Act accordingly.
85. Send a written invitation to do something special.
86. Take turns reading to each other.
87. Stand outside the window and sing a romantic song.
88. Hide favorite candy in your partner's coat pockets.
89. Put a tape recording of your voice (saying anything) in the car stereo and turn it on so it plays when the car starts.
90. Go to a drive-in movie.
91. Get up to turn off the last light after you're both comfy-cozy in bed.
92. Hold each other tight during a thunderstorm.
93. Make a tape recording of favorite love songs.
94. Leave a bunch of bananas on the kitchen table with a note, "I go bananas over you!"
95. Hide love notes in a magazine.
96. Declare your undying love via a telegram.
97. Make a romantic dinner together, and serve it on your finest china.
98. Surprise your partner with a big kiss on the neck.
99. Share an ice cream cone.
100. Have a picnic on the living room floor.
101. Draw a silly picture of the two of you.

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Can you understand this amazing sentences?

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 6/22/2006 07:22:00 PM | 1 comments »

You Think English is Easy???

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present .
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language.

There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, or meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all That is why, when the stars are out, they are visib le, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

PS. - Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is "UP."

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP ? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report ?

We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.

And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP . We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP , you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP.

When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.

When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.

One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP , for now my time is UP, so........... Time to shut UP.....!

Oh...one more thing:

What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night? U-P

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Can you find the praying Woman and Child?

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 5/28/2006 04:50:00 PM | 0 comments »





Can you find the praying Woman and Child?

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Amazing Advertisement!!!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 5/21/2006 12:51:00 PM | 0 comments »

Can you guess what's special 'bout this Ad

If you can't find the answer then here it is….
If you observe the word "victory" more closely, you can find the word "defeat" hidden in it….

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Hey, that got your attention! You’re probably sitting there with a raised eyebrow, and thinking... “Yeah, right!" Everybody knows that you have to have the best prices in town to be competitive... or do they?

Think about this... when you go to a Ford dealership mechanic do you expect to pay more than if you take it to the repair shop on the corner? Of course you do. Why? Because the mechanics are specialists at the dealership. They specialize in the type of cars they sell, and know their stuff!

When you become a specialist, people expect to pay more and feel like they are getting more value for their money. They trust the specialist to understand their needs. Now for the big question... How can you become a specialist? Here are 3 easy steps to becoming an expert in your field.

1. Divide your market

Take a good look at your market. How many pockets within your customer population can you find? You’ll be surprised at the number of niches you can target. You'll find ethnic groups, different age groups, varied groups of income, singles, married couples, families, grandparents... the list could go on and on. Once you spot the pockets, decide which group or groups you want to target.

2. Learn

Once you discover the pockets within your customer population, take the time to learn what their special needs and desires are. Dig deep, and really get to know them. Learn to speak their language, so to speak.

The best place to start understanding them is simply by asking them why they buy your products. What do they like best about it? Why do they choose your place of business? You’ll get straight answers right from the source, and gain amazing insight as well.

3. Revise Your Advertising Campaign

Once you’ve earned the right to speak to them on their level, redesign your advertising campaign to reach out to them. The changes don't have to be drastic, but be sure to use the language of the group you are aiming for. Let them know you understand and desire to meet their special needs.

Let’s face it... there will always be competitors and competition. There’s just no getting around it, but you really don’t have to lower your prices to compete with them. Not when you are the expert in your field and your customers are trusting you to have the answers.

Who is Allyn Cutts, and why should you care?

Allyn has spent over 24 years helping businesses like yours find new customers and increase sales to current customers. Allyn is a marketing and sales fanatic, providing measurable marketing solutions that drive huge results for small-to mid-size business clients. Allyn works personally with clients to design and deliver off-line and on-line direct marketing strategies that focus on metrics and measurable results. You can learn more about Allyn Cutts at www.AllynCutts.com and you can call 610.437.4106 between 10 AM and 4 PM Eastern Time Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Source: http://www.AllynCutts.com

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Amazing Facts about "The Domain Name Industry"

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 5/14/2006 04:29:00 PM | 0 comments »

Here are some thought provoking, perhaps even amazing & unbelievable facts about the domain name industry - and they're all true!!

A single individual owns over 200,000 domain names!

This is an astonishing but true story: Dr. Lieven P. Van Neste owns well over 200,000 domain names. He has been in the media several times regarding his collection - and most recently has been making waves with his attempts to sell off his collection at truly fire-sale prices via Afternic and other third party brokers.

The highest publicly reported domain name earned the domain name's owner $7.5 million!

Business.com was sold for $7,500,000 to eCompanies, a business incubator. The company promptly went out and secured over $60 million in venture capital funding, so all things are relative... Note that many sales, particularly high-value ones, go unreported - so this is only the highest publicly known sale.

Technically, you might also consider the $50 million paid by DotTV, inc. to the island nation of Tuvalu for the rights to the ".tv" top-level domain space as the most expensive domain name transaction ever!

There is a top-secret discussion board where key domain players exchange inside information!

For obvious reasons, I am not going to provide details! Let me just say this: the discussion board does exist, and it counts some of the most powerful domain name owners in the world (judging by their domain portfolios) among its members.

Every single 3-character .com domain name has long since been registered!

There are over 50,000 possible 3-character .com domain names (counting a-z, 0-9 and the "-" character). Every one of these has long since been registered; most 3-character .com domains fetch 3 to 4 figure prices at auction.

This is one of the most common questions surrounding domain names, asked on bulletin boards and in chat rooms with almost alarming regularity. The short answer is almost always: "Not as much as you think!" - but there is more to this issue than meets the eye.

Every single "all a's" domain name from a.com to aaa..aaa.com (63 characters) has been registered!

I have no idea who would want them, but every .com domain name from 1 to 63 characters long, consisting entirely of the letter "a", has been registered.

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Tonight is the ONLY Night

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 5/04/2006 07:30:00 AM | 0 comments »

Tonight after midnight at

01: AM Hour,

02: Minutes,

03: Seconds,

04: on the fourth day of month,

05: in the fifth month of May,

06: in the year of 2006

You will get

01:02:03 04:05:06

Never again will it happen, So Guys Njoy this amazing Moment of life..!!!

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Solve this amazing puzzle & be among 2%

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 5/02/2006 10:53:00 AM | 12 comments »

Below is a quiz written by Einstein last century. He said that 98% of the people in the world cannot solve the quiz. Are you among the other 2%?

Here you go...

Facts:
1: There are 5 houses in 5 different colors
2: In each house lives a person with a different nationality.
3: These 5 owners drink a certain beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar and keep a certain pet.
4: No owner has the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar or drink the same drink.

HINTS:

1: The British lives in a red house.
2: The Swede keeps dogs as pets
3: The Dane drinks tea
4: The green house is on the left of the white house (it also means they are next door to each other)
5: The green house owner drinks coffee
6: The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds
7: The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill
8: The man living in the house right in the center drinks milk
9: The Norwegian lives in the first house
10: The man who smokes Blend lives next to the one who keeps cats
11: The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill
12: The owner who smokes Blue Master drinks beer
13: The German smokes Prince
14: The Norwegian lives next to the blue house
15: The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water.

The question is: WHO KEEPS FISH?

Solution: Solve this and be among 2%


Sorry, this ones for you. First try to solve it on paper, and then once when you have solved it, Just put a comment !!!

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Amazing Tips - How to get a DATE

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 4/14/2006 11:09:00 AM | 1 comments »

Step #1
The first impression. Before you approach a girl or women, you need to know a few obvious formalities. Be clean - be sure you are wearing attractive cologne, clean clothes, and fresh breath. Woman notice the smallest details, so bad breath or B.O . will be one of the first impressions of you and you don't want that. Depending on what kind of girl you want to go after, you should always wear clean, fitting clothes; stains or overlarge clothes are a indication of what kind of lifestyle you live and you want to give her the best impression possible. Right before you approach her, you should put your confident but not cocky and witty but not corny cap on because that is the next thing that girls will be attracted to after your looks.

Step #2
The Actual Date. Be a gentleman, open the door for her, take her coat and be considerate. This will be an indication to her that you care about her and that you know how to treat a woman. Take her out somewhere where both of you enjoy going. Having the same common interests is important in a relationship because you will be able to hold a conversation on a topic you and her agree on. This way you will avoid fights.

If you are taking her out somewhere to eat, split the price in half between the two of you since this is your first date. By doing this, she will realize that she is an equal to you. If she is one that is very 'high class', pay the bill but next time offer to split the bill because if you don't, she might think of you as 'the supplier'. Try to hold conversation and let her talk about herself.

Ask questions about her career, school or personality, woman love to talk about themselves, simply because they know themselves the best! Don't mumble, make sure to speak clearly because that might be a sign of an insecurity. If you guys have a conversation where both you of enjoy it, it is a sure way to make plans for your next date. Which brings me to my next point.


Step #3
Conclusion of the date. If she is smiling and giving good body language, you might be in for a next date. If you guys were different and different opinioned, it might be a sign to look for another girl. Ask her directly if she would like to go out with you again and if she is making excuses, she isn't interested, but if she responds positively, get her number and plan a next date.
So Guys NJoy ur Date
Good Luck

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Amazing Twins of This Universe

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 4/13/2006 10:35:00 AM | 0 comments »





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21 Suggestions for Success

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 4/11/2006 12:04:00 PM | 0 comments »

They are really very good, and I think that everyone could benefit by them.
Enjoy them ...


1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90 of your happiness or misery.

2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.

3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.

6. Be generous.

7. Have a grateful heart.

8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.

9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.

10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.

11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.

12. Commit yourself to quality.

13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.

14. Be loyal.

15. Be honest.

16. Be a self-starter.

17. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong.

18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.

19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.

20. Take good care of those you love.

21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your mom proud.

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Amazing Information !!!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 4/08/2006 09:20:00 AM | 0 comments »

Did u know This...???

Q) What is the expansion of YAHOO?
A. Yet Another Hierarchy of Officious Oracle.

Q) What is the expansion of ADIDAS?
A. ADIDAS- All Day I Dream About Sports.

Q) Expansion of Star as in Star TV Network?
A. Satellite Television Asian Region.

Q) What is expansion of "ICICI?"

A. Industrial Credit and Investments Corporation of India.

Q) What does "baker's dozen" signify?
A. baker's dozen consists of 13 items - 1 more than the items in a normaldozen.

Q) The 1984-85 season. 2nd ODI between India and Pakistan at Sialkot- India210/3 with Vengsarkar 94*. Match abandoned. Why?
A. That match was abandoned after ppl heard the news of indira gandhi beingkilled.

Q) Who is the only man to have written the National Anthems for twodifferent countries?
A. Rabindranath Tagore who wrote national anthem for two differentcountries one is our 's National anthem and another one is forBangladesh-(Amar Sonar Bangla).

Q) From what four word ex-pression does the word `goodbye` derive?
A. Goodbye comes from the ex-pression: 'god be with you'.

Q) How was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu better known?
A. Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu is none other Mother Teresa.

Q) Name the only other country to have got independence on Aug 15th?
A. South Korea.

Q) Why was James Bond Associated with the Number 007?
A. Because 007 is the ISD code for Russia (or the USSR, as it was knownduring the cold war).

Q) Who faced the first ball in the first ever One day match?
A. Geoffrey Boycott

Q) Which cricketer played for South Africa before it was banned frominternational cricket and later represented Zimbabwe?
A. John Traicos

Q) The faces of which four Presidents are carved at Mt.Rushmore?
A. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and AbrahamLincoln.

Q) Which is the only country that is surrounded from all sides by only onecountry (other than Vatican)?
A. Lesotho surrounded from all sides by South Africa.

Q) Which is the only sport which is not allowed to play left handed?
A. Polo.

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Amazing Ads on Trucks!!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 4/07/2006 10:46:00 AM | 0 comments »

Truck art you won't believe! This is a painting competetion held in Germany. Its a pure ART OF LIVING.






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Classic Definitions & Amazing Meanings!!

Posted by Rahul Doshi | 4/07/2006 10:21:00 AM | 0 comments »

Classic Definitions & Amazing Meanings:

1. Cigarette : A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end & a fool at the other.

2. Love affairs : Something like cricket where one-day internationals are more popular than a five day test.

3. Marriage : It's an agreement in which a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains her master.

4. Divorce : Future tense of marriage

5. Lecture : An art of transferring information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through "the minds of either".

6. Conference : The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.

7. Compromise : The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.

8. Tears : The hydraulic force by which masculine will-power is defeated by feminine water-power.

9. Dictionary : A place where divorce comes before marriage and success before work.

10. Conference Room : A place where everybody talks, nobody listens & everybody disagrees later on.

11. Ecstasy : A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a feeling you have never felt before.

12. Classic : A book which people praise, but do not read.

13. Smile : A curve that can set a lot of things straight.

14. Office : A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.

15. Yawn : The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.

16. Etc. : A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do.

17. Committee : Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.

18. Experience : The name men give to their mistakes.

19. Atom Bomb : An invention to end all inventions.

20. Philosopher : A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead.

21. Diplomat : A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

22. Opportunist : A person who starts taking bath if he accidentally falls into a river.

23. Optimist : A person who while falling from Eiffel Tower says in midway "See I am not injured yet."

24. Pessimist :- A person who says that O is the last letter in ZERO, Instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY.

25. Miser : A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.

26. Father : A banker provided by nature.

27. Criminal : A guy no different from the rest... except that he got caught.

28. Boss : Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early.

29. Politician : One who shakes your hand before elections and your Confidence after.

30. Doctor : A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you with his bills.

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