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Jan 22nd 2009, it was the most awaited day of West NSC team for the team outing to Vizag-Araku. We have started our journey from nampally station, to see the beauty of Araku Valley and fabulous vizag beaches. Godavari train reached vizag at 6:00 a.m. (Friday)
Day 1: 23rd (Friday)
We started our journey to tyda by Kirandal express. Arrived at tyda @ 9:00 a.m, from there we went to Jungle Bells (A.P tourism resort).
I may not call this as funny, it is just testing our patience… order any breakfast/tea/coffee…You will receive it after half an hour, not only at jungle bells this is happened through out the trip… After having the famous Andhra’s Poori masala breakfast, started our site seeing journey to borracaves. It is around 15 K.M. from tyda resort. Most of the people are enjoyed this Ghat road ride with out any difficulties…
On the way we have seen so many suicide point (of course those are at a very much height of 10 mts from the ground level). We reached to borracaves @ 1:10 p.m. just a 10 min delay caused us 1 hr waiting…(1-2 is a lunch time)… We know how to use this valuable time of 1 hr… shopping, photo session, smoking, fighting with the security (requesting him to allow inside)…
200 years history of Borracaves is a must watch place for any Indian…the caves were an amazing, naturally build and very cool atmosphere inside. After this we had a delicious lunch in a hut… Very cheep and very taste home made food. The youth batch are very much interested to go to Katika waterfalls which is 7 K.M. away from Borracaves. Trekking to that waterfall is a very risky job for all us…any how we managed to go the top of the hills to enjoy the awesome waterfalls, I think the water had a temperature of -5 degrees Centigrade.
Camp fire…Team activities…Dinner…many more…
Day 2: 24th (Satday)
This is the day with full of bus journey to Hills… Valleys… Hair pin bends…flat roads…
Araku Valley is 30 K.M. from tyda resort. It is know to be the Andhra Ooty…but we didn’t enjoyed that much as told by known resources…. May be we went there at the wrong time…. Or..??? Any how we got the chance to meet the holidays movie team (including heroine). One place we have seen in Araku is Chapa Raayi….
West NSC GANG shown their full enthu…in the bus….playing Tam bola, Dump char arts, singing, dancing… We reached Vizag @ 3:00 p.m. had the lunch and went to our beloved colleague Varma’s house (local guy….who don’t know any thing about vizag…)
Stay @ Hotel Supreem, opp to beach …. team spent the pleasant evening in the R.K. beach….
Day 3: 25th (Sunday)
Sunday is a holiday…spent the whole day in the happy days beach (yarada beach) which is 30 K.M from the hotel. In yadara beach… we rocked like anything…. Beach volleyball, disk through, kabaddi, Cricket….wow….a remarkable happiest moment in our trip….
Afternoon we had lunch @ daspalla hotel… girls team are ready to travel back to Hyderabad…In the evening the youth batch visited kailasgiri temple.
Night walk… beach view … chit chat…
Day 4: 26th (Monday)
Early morning walk in the fog… The team went for a boat ride in the Bay of Bengal @ 11:00 a.m….. there after we had lunch at the same favorite daspalla hotel…
Action…Cut…Pack Up… to vizag railway station…. The train departure time is @ 4:35 p.m.
Last chance… to win the money (which we lost in tambola.. 3 cards..etc.) in the train…
Good night….Sweet Dreams…
Early morning our manager distributed the prizes to all the winners and losers of all the games played in the team outing… (Thank god this time at least I got a gift!!!)
Jaws dropped and eyeballs popped out of the socket as Beijing defied umpteen doomsday predictions and shimmered in a breathtaking display of fireworks, colour and cultural soiree at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games at the Bird’s Nest stadium here tonight.
A veritable architectural wonder of interwoven steel, the national stadium on the outskirt of the Chinese capital witnessed an ethereal ceremony studded with a heady concoction of tradition and technology and a dazzling display of a combination of man and machine.
The three-and-a-half-hour show, witnessed by a capacity crowd of 91,000 people here and over one billion viewers on watching it on television, kicked off right at 2000 hrs local time the choice of date 08-08-2008 at 8 pm stems from the Chinese belief that number eight is auspicious for them.
China has invested $43 billion on the Games, including $100 million on the opening and closing ceremonies, twice the money expended at the 2004 Athens Games, promising to host the best ever Olympic Games over the next fortnight.
Talks of human rights violation, pollution or the veil of haze hanging over the city seemed mere bagatelle compared to the blockbuster that Beijing produced tonight.
The Indian contingent, led by flag bearer Athens silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, looked every bit proud. Men were dressed in off-white sherwanis while women mixed and matched, some draped in the traditional sarees and some others in western outfits.
It was an unforgettable Journey of my Life… Just want to share with you…
I am on the way to Kakinada in Gauthami Exp; We were in a deep sleep… at around 1:00 a.m. the train stopped near Mahaboobad station. ….some body shouting from outside saying that the train caught fire..pls get down…. By that time half of my coach S1 is empty, we (me and two of my friends) get down from the train and saw the disastrous moment… the two bogies caught fired (S10 , S9)… we ran towards S10 to see what is happening… any thing that we can do on that spot, But we are in a completely helpless situation. It was a huge fire accident and nothing we can do at that time …beyond calling 108,100 or to the family members and relatives saying that we are safe… (No network on that spot…) . Recorded the live video
Some of the real time incidents…. A 40 year old man is running around and shouting that…he lost his wife,2 children’s in S10 (even though he tried and failed to pull them out)… two police man were unable to enter in to S9,S10 bogies because of heavy black smoke… some one pulled a lady from S9 bogies ( she was died )….
I am lucky enough to get away from the fire accident… We got the RAC ticket, in the last minute conformation in S1 bogies (other wise…?)…. Thank god
Bill Gates is leaving Microsoft Corporation, the company he founded in 1975, to focus on philanthropical activities like new vaccine projects and microfinance funding in developing world. According to Reuters, Gates is set to step down the software giant on Friday, and he will work full-time at his charitable organisation — the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The 52-year-old is Microsoft’s biggest shareholder with his 8.7 percent stake worth about $23 billion. Gates had left the operational role in MS a few years ago in favour of the current CEO Steve Ballmer. He was designated as the chief software architect of the company.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been active in India committing millions of dollars for HIV prevention. Since the country is undergoing a microfinance boom, Gates is likely to look at this sector closely.
According to a report in P-I, Gates is investing in a new nuclear energy project alongside Nathan Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures. Apparently, he’s fascinated by the cross section of biology and computing. Gates also said in the P-I interview that he would be very selective in any type of investment he makes.
“Unless it’s something dramatic, using new science, breakthrough software approaches, breakthrough medical approaches, it somehow doesn’t grab me, because I’m much more of an engineer and scientist. If somebody says to me, ‘OK, we can do new cookie stores, and we can make zillions,’ I have no interest in spending a minute on that. I hope somebody goes and does that, but that’s not me.”
It was May 09… the day i will never forget… the day has taken away all my happy college days and brought a new hopes on my professional career… It was the day when i joined in my first organization.. First Day @ First Job always something to speak about…
I got selected along with my college friends ( Naresh, Ashok, Ravi ) in Intergraph Consulting Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad. I had been associated with that company for 18 months… then I have moved to ADP Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad … with new hopes and to fulfill my career aspirations… Still the journey continues…
Captured plenty of things from the past 3 years of journey. First few months at work are really full of fun… implies enthu to learn more and more everyday and enjoy in weekend with roommates/friends, roam around hyderabad and see as many places as u can… Everyday is a New Day, Learn something new… after the office working hours used to go to recreation room to play TT….
After couple of months… slowly I am learning about the actual work, management skills, softskills from my superiors… along the way, i moved to some other organization… new frnds, new thoughts, new environment… this is all a part of journey… still adding small bits and pieces from the book of Knowledge to my career growth…
Waiting for the Day the Dream Comes True….
It is the Success story of a 32 year old Gagan Banga… founder and CEO of Indiabulls Financial Services
in his words …… “He thanks his stars for making the right career choice and joining a company which, in 2000, had nothing but the dreams of its three promoters, all of whom were from IIT Delhi and in their early twenties. “I liked their entrepreneurial spirit and it helped that all of us were in the same age group. I believed we can achieve what looked impossible at that point in time,” he says.
Indiabulls, which started life as an online brokerage, has been expanding at a furious pace to become one of the largest non-banking financial companies in the country – all in just eight years. As a group, it has moved into areas ranging from infrastructure and power to financial services, real estate and retail. Insurance and commodity trading are the other two areas it wants to get into soon.
The steel baron Lakshmi Mittal’s bought into the Indiabulls story and invested $1 million at Rs 5 a share in February 2000. It was Mittal’s first investment in India and that bet has yielded returns of a phenomenal 100 times. “Mittal took a call when most others didn’t know what India is all about. It was more of a vision call, rather than a micro call on the country,”
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Microsoft released a test version of its latest web browser, Internet Explorer 8, on march 5, 2008.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser is the world’s most widely-used Web browser with a greater market share than Apple Inc’s Safari or Mozilla’s Firefox. The browser is also part of the ongoing battle between Microsoft and arch-rival Google Inc.
Firefox is closely affiliated with Google, which provided around 85 percent of the revenue of Firefox’s parent organization, the Mozilla Foundation, which was $66.8 million in 2006, according to filings published last October.
The Redmond, Washington software giant says the latest version of Explorer offers increased interoperability, offers developers better predictability when designing sites, and full support for cascading style sheet (CSS) 2.1, which is a standard for web document presentation.
Webslices allow users to subscribe to a specific portion of the web page and get updates directly from the browser, said Jane Kim, program manager for Activities and WebSlices in an interview on Mix Online.
Activities is a way to access services from anywhere on the web. For example, highlighting text of an address and right clicking provides a pop up window which allows you to connect to a map search web page.
Journey begins @ Secenderabad RlyStn @ 6:30 p.m by Padmavathi Expr, we reached to thirupathi @ 7:30 a.m. next day … as soon as we arived at thirupathi a cab waala is started his routinee … I think this is the first punch we had “to drop in a near by hotel he is asking 50/- rs that too it is in the next gully… we refused to give and we went there on foot”. We took a hotel room in thirupathi ( near to Rly stn and bus stn bcz we need to see many places in and around thitupathi) .
Walk to Thirumala … ohh GOD its an amazing, to walk to the top of the hill by walk, We have started at Alipiri and took nearly 4 hours to reach the top (around 3500 steps to climb) .. we are some how lucky bcz of the less pilgrims on that day. After darshanam we return back to our hotel.We are so tired and just relaxed… this is the time for one more punch from the hotel guy, as we ordered normal meals…But the hotel guy bought the dinner in a biggg carraiage for just 60 rs/- it will be suffient for 5 persons.
Thirimala Site Seeing.. in the early mornig we attended srikanth’s marriage then from there we took a Jeep to view the most famous places in thirumala … Venugopalaswami Temple, Akashaganga, Papavinashani, Chakra theerdham, Sreevari paadhalu… frankly speeking these places are awesome to spend the whole day. After the site seeing we started our journey to Kanipakam
Jorney to Kanipakam.. the time is 6:00 p.m. we started from thirumala…. it took 2 hours to reach Kanipakam (70 K.M. from thirupathi) . It is famous for Load Ganesh temple.. also known as VaraSidhi Vinayaka temple. If one has to visit this temple its better to go in the early morning( 5:00 a.m./7:00 a.m.) bcz we can see the Nigaroopa dharshanam. We return to thirumala @ 11:00 p.m. by a private Jeep.
Srikalahasthi…Srikalahasthi is 30 k.m. from thirupathi and it is one of the well known load shiva’s temples. Actually we were bit confused in the temple to find the entry… There are plenty of temples to watch inside… I can say ALL IN ONE Place
Finally we were back in thirupathi to see the temples in downhill … Alivelu Mangathayaru temple, Hare Raam, Gopalaswamy temple ..etc…
We were on time … arrived just 5 min before the train dept @ thirupathi station.. THANK GOD we finished our tour successfully
Indian School of Business (ISB) is ranked among the Top 20 Global B Schools… by Financial Times Global MBA rankings… It is a pride moment for the Students, Alumni, faculty of ISB..as the school got the Global recognition and that too just in 6 years of its establishment in Hyderabad. It reflects the quality of Indian Education and inspire the other b-schools in the country..
The possitive impact will boost the other Indian schools will reinvest themselves to fulfill the criteria and the requirements of the most prestigious international rankings. The three most respected rankings are WSJ (Wall Street Journal), FT ( Financial Times) and BW (Business Week). Unless a B-school finds a place in one of these lists, it better try to reinvest itself.