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After a long time returning back to @Hootsuite . Now this #hootsuite has a got a very new interface….

          This is a real story that happened between the customer of car company ‘X’ and its customer-care executive. A complaint was received by the Pontiac Division of the company ‘X’:

Every time when I get home a Vanilla flavored ice cream, my car do not start !!! And I don’t know why ???

          “This is the second time I have written to you, and I don’t blame you for not answering me, because I sounded crazy, but it is a fact that we have a tradition in our family of ice cream for dessert after dinner each night. But the kind of ice cream varies, so every night, after we’ve eaten the whole family votes on which kind of ice cream we should have and I drive down to the store to get it.”


          It’s also a fact that I recently purchased a new Pontiac and since then my trips to the store have created a problem. You see, every time I buy a vanilla ice cream, when I start back from the store my car won’t start. 

If I get any other kind of ice cream, the car starts just fine.
I want you to know I’m serious about this question, no matter how silly it sounds: “What is there about a Pontiac that makes it not start when I get vanilla ice cream, and easy to start whenever I get any other kind?”


          The Pontiac President was understandably skeptical about the letter, but sent an engineer to check it out anyway. The latter was surprised to be greeted by a successful, obviously well educated man in a fine neighborhood. He had arranged to meet the man just after dinnertime, so the two hopped into the car and drove to the ice cream store. It was vanilla ice cream that night and, sure enough, after they came back to the car, it wouldn’t start.

          
          The engineer returned for three more nights. The first night, they got chocolate. The car started. The second night, he got strawberry. The car started. The third night he ordered vanilla. The car failed to start.

          Now the engineer, being a logical man, refused to believe that this man’s car was allergic to vanilla ice cream. He arranged, therefore, to continue his visits for as long as it took to solve the problem. And towards this end he began to take notes, he jotted down all sorts of data: time of day, type of gas used, time to drive back and forth etc.
 

          In a short time, he had a clue: the man took less time to buy vanilla than any other flavor. Why? The answer was in the layout of the store. Vanilla, being the most popular flavor, was in a separate case at the front of the store for quick pickup. All the other flavors were kept in the back of the store at a different counter where it took considerably longer to check out the flavor. Now, the question for the engineer was why the car wouldn’t start when it took less time. Once time became the problem and not the vanilla ice-cream, the engineer quickly came up with the answer: “Vapor lock”. It was happening every night; but the extra time taken to get the other flavors allowed the engine to cool down sufficiently to start. When the man got vanilla, the engine was still too hot for the vapor lock to dissipate. And this gave rise to the study on the Flash point property of the fuel used and ways to standardize and control it.
        Tamilnadu election fever is very high and hot campaigns are going on. And why all these people work for this particular election very hard. Any reason behind. Simple and single reason is for the betterment of the people. All these works are only for public who has got the complete authority to choose their next leader for the state. So are we ready for the election ??? Are we ready to vote for the right proper team who will lead our state and people with a great care and respect ??? If you don’t have an answer for my question,the video below will inspire you to elect your right candidate.
Ezhuvoam Vaa  – A Citizens Network Anthem for the Clean and Fair Elections Campaign 2011.      by Hip Hop Tamizha

Vote for the leaders who will lead their nation to the glorification !!!
The slogan and the Pledge of the Citizen’s Network would be 
Make me a Promise – Do Not Sell My Future.Vote Right

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     The official Anthem ” Ezhuvoam Vaa” has been written ,composed and performed by Adhi of HipHop Tamizha. Supporting Vocals have been done by Siraj, Karthick Srinivas,Aakansha ,Neil Sebastian and Jennifer. The Team behind the logistics of the song along with the artists  are Aswin ,Naresh ,Vignesh Subramanian and Jeeva. 
Youth ExNoRa International has launched the “Clean and Fair Elections Campaign 2011” at Cuddalore on March 4th,2011. The aim of the campaign has been constituting the Citizen’s Network by absorbing citizens from all walks of life , using a Cell Multiplying System by which each member will seek to enroll at least ten membersby explaining about the evils (corruption, caste-communal divisions and coercive politics) infesting the present electoral system and ways to intervene it, also stressing the importance of each and every citizen’s right to exercise his/her right to vote. 
      At TEDxRotterdam, world champion whistler Geert Chatrou performs the whimsical “Eleonora” by A. Honhoff, and his own “Fête de la Belle.” In a fascinating interlude, he talks about what brought him to the craft.
Whistle blower @ TEDxRotterdam

This is a beautiful wonderful TEDx talk that entertained me a lot. Hats off to TEDxRotterdam

        It was almost two years back, during 2009 TED came to India for TEDIndia Conference with a amazing lineup of speakers and performers. Favorite one of mine is the below performance by Ananda Shankar Jayant, a classical dancer who actually is affected by breast cancer. She danced to get out of her cancer. AnandaShankar  fights cancer with dance She won her life battle and now she is well known all over the world. Here is the video from TED which shows her performance and talk. She is the one who started Shankarananda Kalakshetra.

         This may be an old data, but still this talk influences me to write this blog spot. Some has extraordinary power within them, and this women, i think has the combined talent and spirit and determination of what the whole world has. According to Ananda Shankar Jayant, she earned her strength for struggling against the cancer through her dances. She did not feel that her career of dance got over but instead she continued her voyage and designed her future in a better manner that no one would have expected !!! Hats off to her and TED !!! The image below is the art that she drew out of her legs while dancing !!!


 


The pictures above shows you her struggle during her breast cancer treatment. One who sees these pictures will definitely get a enthusiasm to live his/her life overcoming all the worst difficulties.

       Allahabad: He is all of 12 years but Utkarsh Tripathi painstakingly brings out a handwritten newspaper every week to spread awareness among his peers on issues like the environment and female foeticide. And all this to satisfy his urge to “serve the country”.

        A Class 8 student of the Brij Bihari Sahai (BBS) Inter College in Allahabad, Utkarsh has been bringing out the newspaper Jagriti for the last one year. And for the four-page, black-and-white newspaper, Utkarsh not only dons the role of a reporter, editor and publisher, but also turns hawker for circulating the weekly.
Unlike other papers, readers of Jagriti don’t have to spend a single penny — Utkarsh distributes it free of cost.
“Yes, I manage it all alone. Right from gathering the content, its editing, publishing and ultimately distributing the copies to readers,” Utkarsh, a resident of Khatju colony in Allahabad, told IANS. “I know, you would like to know how I publish the newspaper. First I prepare a handwritten copy of Jagriti and later take out copies at a photocopy shop in my locality… It’s simple,” he explained. Jagriti has about 150 readers belonging to varied age groups in Allahabad, some 200 km from the state capital Lucknow. “Children comprise the major chunk of Jagriti readers…my school friends, my seniors in school, teachers and also my neighbours,” he said. According to Utkarsh’s father Hari Prasad, who runs a coaching institute, his son has a flair for writing and wanted to serve the country in some way. “More than a year ago, he read an article on Indo-China relations in a Hindi daily. I don’t know what came into his mind… After reading the article, he came to me and asked me to suggest a way he could serve the country,” Prasad said. “At that time I wasn’t sure how serious he was about the question… I said that joining the defence services was one of the best options to serve the country… To this, he said that he wanted to start serving the society from his school life itself. I then suggested why not work like a journalist and make people aware of their rights,” he added. Utkarsh took the suggestion seriously and came up with Jagriti.

       Tirupur is a city of business. Well known for vests and briefs and textile companies. It is one among the TOP TEN exporters in India. But there is something missing here. It is TED and social media awareness. This is my part as a native of Tirupur to host a TEDx event and willing to introduce some best things ever. And as a first step I obtained the License from TED to host a TEDx event @ Tirupur. And here it is 
TEDxTirupur !!! Tirupur will experience TED soon !!!
So finally, to all those people, who doesn’t know what TED, TEDx is …???

       In short about TEDx, TEDx are the independently organized TED events. People apply and obtain license from TED to host an event and on TED’s license approval, they become the licensee of that particular TEDx event which is valid for 1 year. They may reapply for the next time too…
And such an independently organized event is TEDx Tirupur.

TEDxTirupur Website: http://www.TEDxTirupur.com
TEDxTirupur on Twitter: @TEDxTirupur
TEDxTirupur on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/fbTEDxTirupur

This is a students organized TEDx event. The details regarding the TEDxTirupur will be regularly updated on the web via any of the above ways.

The 3G device market seems to be hotting up with the latest and cheapest offer from iWEBLEAF, a city based company launched by two young Oriyas, who just completed B.Tech from the Techno School under Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) this year.

They are all set to offer 3G data card (USB modem) at an unbelievable price tag of Rs. 1300 at least for the time being.

Chandrasekhar Panda and Saswat Swain have designed the first ever 3G technology-based data card that provides high speed internet at a very low cost. The Wi-Fi and 3G enabled data card is designed to work on the spectrum of any telecom operator providing high speed internet service all the time.

This invention is expected to be a major breakthrough in providing mobile broadband connectivity as the biggest challenge in the country to-day is to provide broadband in rural villages and remote areas of the country.

“Our goal is to drive a ‘highway’ of high-speed internet uniting 410 rural regions, where private telecom companies do not develop broadband internet infrastructure due to low demand.

By using only 3 to 4 data cards, an entire village with around 150 families can be provided internet connectivity with a net spending of just Rs 900 per month. Similarly, an urban user will get high speed internet at just Rs 99 per month,” Saswat on Thursday told “The ET” while giving a demo of the new data card.

Interestingly, by using this data card, a person can get to view more than 150 television channels, free of cost without using any television tuner or additional gadgets. “The user can also switch to different networks within two days,” he added.

The twin inventor’s problem is that their innovation is yet to be recognized by the state government. “We are unable to go for commercial production of the device as it requires at least Rs two crores, which we just can’t dream of. Currently we are talking with Future Group.

Several network operators have shown interest in buying the technology. But we want to bring this service for the common public for which we need the intervention of the state government. This project will create direct as well as indirect employment opportunity in the state. If the volume of this product is increased we can drastically reduce the product price to Rs. 900.”

These young entrepreneurs have already written letters to the President, Prime Minister, Chief Minister but they are yet to get any positive response from the state apparatus.

Compared to market’s average price of 3G data card Rs. 2500, iWEBLEAF’s 3G data card which comes at half of that certainly will draw attention and lure more users to try high-speed wireless internet services on 3G network.

“Our iWEBLEAF 3G HSDPA Data Card can offer up to 7.2Mbps download speed (HSDPA) and 384kbps upload speed. It also supports 2G network – GPRS/EDGE. It comes with genuine IMEI number and a SIM card slot, to use with any GSM operator”, Saswat added saying that it also has a microSD card slot to double the device as 4GB pen drive.

Currently it is supporting data/sms/call function with USB 2.0 interface and can be used on any Windows (200/XP/Vista/7), Mac and Linux system.

The device will autoinstall all required drivers and softwares, which includes a mobile TV application which offers 150+ channels, including three Odia channels, including the OTV, ETV and Naxatra TV free of cost without using any TV Tuner or any additional gadgets.

         Evan Williams, the Co-Founder of Twitter Inc, on TED. His views after listening to a lot of Twitter users. He explains how twitter had its origin and how Twitter helps an user answering the question “What are you doing right now???!!!” to millions and millions of followers in a single second.“I Kicked Mommy at 08:43PM on Thu, Dec 18!” 
– A tweet by a baby

In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.

             In the modern digital world, you obviously lose your health in many ways. Thru mobile phones, computers, iPad, iPhones and many more. . . You are certainly surrounded by harmful radiations that might provide you all type of helps to make your health worse.  Especially your eyes are severely affected when you use your computers. In this digital world, we often spend almost 12 hours in computers. So there is huge percentage of probability to get your eyes affected. So please ensure that you keep your health optimized and organized. And here are few ways with which you can reduce the percentage of getting your eyes affected when you use your computers.

1. Customize Your Environment

                     You can adjust your environment when using digital devices to promote healthier eyes. If possible, use a large monitor or screen magnifier to reduce eye strain. Make sure your chair is close to your computer and you are sitting in a chair with adequate lower-back support. Position your chair so that you are comfortable.

Each person has a preference for his or her chair, so take some time to find what’s best for you. Making sure you’re comfortable before you start using a device will decrease the amount of stress you put on your eyes trying to find the best viewing angle.

2. Think About Lighting

                     For extended reading, change your monitor settings to a reflective lighting scheme. But don’t only think about your computer lighting.

Good room lighting isn’t just flattering. It’s also healthy for your eyes. So, keep bright lighting overhead to a minimum. Too much lighting overexposes and irritates the eyes, while too little causes the eyes to strain in order to see. Keep your desk lamp shining on your desk, not you. Try to keep window light off to the side, rather than in front or behind you. Use blinds and get a glare screen. Position the computer screen to reduce reflections from windows or overhead lights.

3. Adjust Your Reading Angle

                     Adjust the screen so you look at it slightly downward and are about 24 to 28 inches away. The center should be about 4 to 6 inches below your eyes. Also, make sure your screen is big enough and with just the right brightness and contrast so you’re not straining to see text or images clearly. Adjust the screen settings to where they are comfortable for you.

Video Courtesy: VSP Vision Care

4. Magnify Text on Screen

                     For those with permanently reduced vision, magnifying the text and images on your device will help you avoid straining your eyes from squinting. Almost every device can be adjusted to display larger text, and for those with compromised vision, this can make reading much easier.

5. Blink and Take Frequent Breaks

                     Devices are set up for virtually nonstop work — but you aren’t a machine. You need to take breaks to recharge, and so do your eyes. Use the “20-20-20 rule.” It’s easy to remember: every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break, and look at something 20 feet away. And don’t forget to blink! Blinking washes your eyes in naturally therapeutic tears. If you regularly wear glasses, also make sure you have proper lenses for the computer.

Follow the above tips, and you can enjoy your slick new technology without worrying about consequences to your eye health, productivity and overall peace of mind.