Archive for February, 2011

From the year 1999…17th November UNESCO declared that February 21st is to be celebrated world-wide as International Mother Tongue Day. Do know that there are around 3000-6000 languages spoken in this world. And this is the most pathetic part It is believed that 60% of around 6000 languages currently spoken in the world will have become extinct….

Mother tongue is so important in the upbringing and development of the child that the day was instituted in recognition of its value and for the promotion of its usage as an instrument for transmitting culture in the socialisation of the child…..This is day is not given due importance at alllllll by any governmentssssss…………. Shame on them and Shame on us toooo

Do we Value our Mother Tongue……………I doubt………….except for few

Now the biggest and most widely asked question is……Whether to use the mother tongue or not ?????

Without any doubt we all need to accept the fact  language is the epicenter of culture….religion….and even humanity…….. The mother tongue conveys and transmits culture. It is through the language that the folktales,  similes, proverbs,  and other literary forms of the society are conveyed to teach societal morals and values and eventually socialise the individual……There is no greater injustice to mankind..or for people………….than to deprive them of their language ….Yes I do agree this thought very much….

As quoted by Vigdis Finnbogadottir, UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassador for Languages and Former President of Iceland “Everyone loses if one language is lost because then a nation and culture lose their memory, and so does the complex tapestry form which the world is woven and which makes the world an exciting place”

Do you know which is the Killer….English is the Great killer language because the corporate world uses it….and world uses it…media uses it……… No..i am not against English….I love the Language English….But wnat people also to love thier respective languages….which we dont….

I have been seeing incidents in Televisions…where a child was beaten blue by their, respective Schools for talking in their Mother tongue…and made to write statements like i will not talk in XXXXX language… I say that you can love some thing..but for the sake of loving some thing..dont hate other…. This is what is happening….Love for ENGLISH…is making people neglect their mother tongue…and slowly start hating it….as people feel that there is no use of it all in their life..

Govt’s make people study thier mother tongue till thier 5th calss or some place till their 7th class..ot some where till their 10th class….after that….we will never be using it. Yes I am the classic case….stopped writing my Mother tongue in the 10th class….though i can read….i am finding it difficult in WRITING the language….i know most of the people agree this…And more…My cousins kid’s study in a big International school….and they talk to me that they second language is French..third is German….why not our Language………Love your language too…..Plz

To add to this

In Australia, where nearly all the 231 spoken tongues are endangered, the researchers came upon three known speakers of Magati Ke in the Northern Territory, and three Yawuru speakers in Western Australia. And researchers met the sole speaker of Amurdag, a language in the Northern Territory that had been declared extinct….

Many of the 113 languages in the region from the Andes Mountains into the Amazon basin are poorly known and are giving way to Spanish or Portuguese, or in a few cases, a more dominant indigenous language. In this area, for example, a group known as the Kallawaya use Spanish or Quechua in daily life, but also have a secret tongue mainly for preserving knowledge of medicinal plants, some previously unknown to science.English threatens the survival of the 54 indigenous languages in the Northwest Pacific plateau, a region including British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. Only one person remains who knows Siletz Dee-ni, the last of many languages once spoken on a reservation in Oregon.In eastern Siberia, the researchers said, government policies have forced speakers of minority languages to use the national and regional languages, like Russian or Sakha. Forty languages are still spoken in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico, many of them originally used by Indian tribes and others introduced by Eastern tribes that were forced to resettle on reservations, mainly in Oklahoma.

This is a shocker Language in Alaska called Ear has become extinct because the last speaker died. According to the report, though the speaker, a woman, had eight children, they were not permitted to speak Ear but English….. thats the plight

It was very exhaustive post..lots of research involved for this………But it would be great if you make you children speak and make them understand and Love your Mother Tongue……

AB’s Stroke: I am not a language fanatic at all… i love all languages….but i know the people from the other side…who love their own language..and show disrespect to other languages….That is more dangerous…..Love yours…but dont hate others…

A different language is a different vision of life.

Cheers
Vedams Gyan

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Yeah Both Axis and ICICI banks have come up with some new Credit cards….Instant Credit cards, so now you can pay you bills shop online,…this is specially for people who wants to have alternative to Paypal and who see lots of stuff in EBAY and cant buy as they dont have Valid Credit Cards.

This is How it works

AXIS

To get the Easy Credit card of Axis, you need to opening a FD Account with them…yes Fixed Deposit, and you card is done.YOU GET VISA card…your credit limit would be upto 80% of you Fixed deposit amount. 40% is definitely on. But still Credit card is a card..

Axis Bank offers Easy Credit Card in three variants ie….to apply online click on the links

These cards come with the minimum documentation and guaranteed approvals because of the fixed deposit you deposited with these banks.The is no major difference between both these cards except for credit limits and some additional reward points and some additional benefits.

Let me put some of the features of this EASY CREDIT CARD 

  • Axis Bank Easy Credit Card is 100% assured.
  • No Income proof
  • No additional address proof
  • No additional identity proof
  • Lower Interest Rate of 1.95% p.m….
  • Get upto 50 days free credit period on your purchase transactions without any finance charge being levied to your card account
  • Enjoy fuel surcharge waiver of 2.5% across all petrol pumps in India for transactions between Rs. 400 and Rs. 4000*

All you need is a Fixed Deposit at any of the branches of Axis Bank conveniently located all across India.

If you want this card what all you need to do is simply send SMS ‘EASYCC’ to 54646 and instantly you will get call….just follow..Credit card is yours……

Now ICICI

ICICI offers you with a Instant Credit Card with a minimum credit limit of  Minimum Rs 15,000/- to maximum of Rs 3,00,000/- (This might vary…plz do check once again) and without the need of any additional documents.What is all you need to do is to create a open a FD with the bank against which the bank would issue the Credit Card. The credit limit is around 85% of the total amount you have deposited in the Fixed Account……so go shoping

  • Walk into a branch and walk out with a Instant credit card! Instant issuance against your Fixed Deposit
  • Easy credit for all your needs : Low interest charges of 1.99% per month with up to 48 days of interest-free credit on your purchases
  • Enjoy 3 i-mint point per Rs. 100 spent and Redeem your reward points for exciting gifts from the i-mint rewards catalogue at http://www.imintpoints.com
  • Fuel surcharge waiver across HPCL outlets (At HPCL pumps on ICICI Bank machine on a maximum transaction of Rs. 3000)
  • Internationally valid credit card with Global Emergency Assistance Services from Visa.
  • Get information when you need it and where you need it with access to internet banking, mobile alerts and email statements.

Go to you nearest ICICI bank and ask for Instant credit cards…………..All the best

So guys….to get credit cards…you know what to do….Enjoy…And have a great shopping experience….And enjoy…

Do write in you opinion………… awaiting you feebackssssssss

Cheers
Vedams Gyan

I was going through some sites, then this new and amazing site called WWW.SELLTTER.COM popped up. Found it pretty interesting and very very simple to use. So just felt that it would great if i mention about this in Vedamsgyan.

Selltter.com—Sell stuff on Internet. is what they say about themselves….And this is what is there in their blog

Selltter lets users post their stuff for sale and share it within their Twitter friends and followers. It is much safer to sell and buy things from people you already know or have heard of, rather than strangers whose profiles only show rating stars and nicknames. Thus, there is hardly a safer and better way to sell and buy stuff online than within your Twitter friends…..great concept…

Selltter is a new age e-commerce platform….. that makes it very easy for people to sell their own stuff online. This is entirely is powered by Twitter – that gives you an idea of how versatile Selltter is and how easy to use. People/sellers can create a listing in a couple of minutes, and it will be spread all over the Twitter….and you know how things catch up in Twitter…belive me

Each listing has a page of its very own, including basic product information and all the normal attributes like price of the item and its condition and the best part of this is it also has a picture for people to see what is in for sale and what is that they are gonna buy……All using twitter

Once the item is listed, people can bookmark it and become  a prospective buyer….. and this is where the interesting part is Other buyers  who has shown interest on the product will also be visible to you.and the same with them too….now you will know and  see who has shown interest that product. So, the concept is who acts fast and gets the product….Great isn’t it…

To buy and sell what all you need to have is Paypal account…. And once this how it happens….(this is from their own site…)

Once anyone buys and pays your item for sale, you will receive a confirmation e-mail frominfo [at] selltter [dot] com, giving you relevant information like your buyer’s Full name, e-mail and shipping address.

Therefore, on every item’s page, now  we show “Buyers” and “Interested Buyers”, the first one(s) will already have paid for your item, and the second ones will include all interested people that may have tweeted about it or clicked on the Buy button, but have not paid for it.

Now for all of you….how the home page looks check this up

Seltter home page

Seltter home page

And for guys..who got inspired by vedamsgyan…and want to start selling their stuff…this how they need to add their stuff

Seltter sell

Seltter sell

Hope you all liked this post…and the best part is you would have like this concept of www.selltter.com.

I dont know who the developers of this site…but wishing them a great success…and wishing their concept is also as successful as Twitter……. Kudos to you guys….dont forget me when you become big…..

Cheers
Vedams Gyan

No…I am not Joking…This is true…

In September 2008…..Chinese Shandong Airlines Flight CRJ7 carrying 7 Crew members and 69 passengers started from Guilin to Zhengzhou, traveled a distance of 500 miles. Everything was going well…but the real trouble started when the plane broke down shortly after it landed…….Yeah….and you know what the plane had to be removed from the runway,……and the best part or the only way to do it was to have passengers and airport staff push it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes you have read Correctly….This Plane was to be pushed……..wowwwww

The herculean task of moving this 20-ton vehicle half a mile took the group nearly two hours!!!!!!!!! and the only solace to the passengers was that they were not the only people pushing it…airport staff to joined in the amazing and never to be done task…

And after pushing this One worker was relieved that the plane wasn’t bigger. He was reported as saying, “Thank God it was only a 20-ton, medium-size plane … If it were a big plane, it would have knocked us out…………hmmm mentally prepared..

Check the photographs

Plane Pushed by Passengers

Plane Pushed by Passengers

Plane Pushed by Passengers 2

Plane Pushed by Passengers 2

Plane Pushed by Passengers 3

Plane Pushed by Passengers 3

Plane Pushed by Passengers 4

Plane Pushed by Passengers 4

AB’s Stroke: Thank god…i was not in that plane…damm i cant push my car..leave car..cannt push my bike….Thats great excerise for all the passengers….need to find out what happened to that arilines..and how much popularity it got…..They can boast of some thing like….The only Airline…when can push the planes………Or Fly with us…we will make you push you to the LIMITS……. Pheww…Hope all the low cost…why low cost..all the airlines need to seriously look into issues like this…i keep reading and hearing about some many.. small but definitely incidents which make the air travel not so safe….these airlines..need to take care of passengers….not only thinking about the best route..or maximum occupied routeeeeeeeeee…so plz do take of us guysssss.

And for all the travellers………. Eat well before you board a Plane….you never know..when you need to push a Plane….

Cheers
Vedams Gyan

I know..i am bit delayed in putting this report..but i still find that this report is mazing and has very interesting figures.

The third edition of the eBay India Census, which monitors online buying and selling trends,has amazing facts…

According to its  2010 Census – statistics that give a peek into the online shopping trends in India done through its website – and even though India is nowhere among the top 10 countries, eBay’s business here grew by over whooping 64 per cent this year.eBay has seen a over 33 percent rise in its trading locations or ‘hubs’ and over 1,000 rural centres have been added this year, as said by eBay India’s New Ventures & Emerging Markets Head Abhimanyu Lal.

According to eBay’s charts, Delhi leads India in e-commerce, closely followed by Mumbai, Jaipur, Chennai and Bangalore.

Now lets look into the stats

Top 10 eCommerce Hubs :

  1. Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Jaipur
  4. Chennai
  5. Bangalore
  6. Hyderabad
  7. Ahmedabad
  8. Kolkata
  9. Chandigarh
  10. Pune

Delhi, Mumbai, Banglore & Hyderabad maintained their places,Ahmedbad gained two places,Jaipur& Chandigarh gained one place, Chennai & Kolkata dropped one place, Pune dropped two places and  than last year…

Top 10 States:

  1. Maharastra
  2. Delhi
  3. Tamilnadu
  4. Gujarat
  5. Karnataka
  6. Andhra Pradesh
  7. Uttar Pradesh
  8. Haryana
  9. Punjab
  10. West Bengal

Top Traded Indian Products :

  1. Mobile Handsets
  2. Indian Stamps
  3. Indian Coins
  4. Books
  5. Pen Drives
  6. Diamond Rings
  7. Laptop Accessories
  8. Indian Currency
  9. PC Action Games
  10. Loose Diamonds

Indian Top 10 Imported Products :

  1. Indian Stamps
  2. Cellphone Accessories
  3. Smart Phones
  4. Indian Coins
  5. Books
  6. Wrist Watches
  7. Video Games
  8. MP3 Players
  9. Movie DVDs
  10. Loose Diamonds

Indian Top 10 Exported :

  1. Books
  2. Fashion Earrings
  3. Pendants
  4. Indian Stamps
  5. PC Games
  6. Movie DVDs
  7. Belly Dancing Apparel
  8. Herbal Remedies
  9. Bed Sheets
  10. Motorcycle Parts

U.S., U.K., Australia, China and Canada are the top trading countries for Indians.

Hope this brings some more info to the serious entrepreneurs to work on their strategies and plan accordingly..as to what products to sell, where to sell..

Cheers
Vedams Gyan

BOSS VS LEADER

Boss drives his people
Leader coaches them.

Boss depends on authority
Leader depends on good will.

Boss inspires fear
Leader inspires enthusiasm.

Boss says “I”
Leader says “We”.

Boss says “get here on time”
Leader gets there ahead of time.

Boss fixes blame for the breakdown
Leader fixes the breakdown.

Boss knows how it is done
Leader shows how it is done.

Boss says “Go”
Leader says “Let’s GO”.

Boss uses people
Leader develops them.

Boss sees today
Leader also looks at tomorrow.

Boss commands
Leader asks.

Boss never has enough time
Leader makes time for things that count.

Boss is concerned with things
Leader is concerned with people.

Boss lets people know where he stands
Leader lets his people know where they stand.

Boss works hard to produce
Leader works hard to help his people produce.

Boss takes credit
Leader gives it.

Boss creates fear
Leader creates confidence

Boss knows how
Leader shows how

Boss fixes blame
Leader fixes mistakes

Boss drives
Leader leads

Boss relies on authority
Leader relies on cooperation

Bossism creates resentment
Leadership creates enthusiasm

Boss makes work drudgery
Leader makes it a game

And for a Boss to become a leader he should have 4 E’s :

1. Enthusiasm

2. Energy

3. Edge

4. Execution

What is important as a leader is not what your team does in your presence, it is what happens in your absence.

AB’s Stroke: Leader can be boss…but never a boss will be come a leader or mentor……Now dont ask me if i am a boss or a leader….its upto my team..and all the people who worked with me to decide…..Guys….if you write a negative comment..i am looking…and watching…..i always wanted team to take initiatives, no matter what ever the result is, as this will make them part of decision making process…once you make mistake..twice you make mistake…but later you learn and never make…..so..that mean your team has optimum decision makers…..wooooo thats what you call team….then you will become LEADER…..

Cheers
Vedams Gyan

Do read this amazing and very inspiring story Pencil….. The Story of  Pencil by  Paulo Coelho taken from his book  Like The Flowing River

I liked this story very much……i hope and know what you all will do….

 

A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point, he asked:

‘Are you writing a story about what we’ve done? Is it a story about me?’

His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson:

‘I am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I’m using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.’

Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn’t seem very special.

‘But it’s just like any other pencil I’ve ever seen!’

‘That depends on how you look at things. It has Five qualities which, if you manage to hang on to them, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.’

‘First quality: you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. We call that hand God, and He always guides us according to His will.’

‘Second quality: now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he’s much sharper. So you, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they will make you a better person.’

‘Third quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it helps to keep us on the road to justice’

‘Fourth quality: what really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.’

‘Finally, the pencils Fifth quality: it always leaves a mark. In just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action.’

 

 

Check this..sweet and cool ad from Singapore airlines…loved this…they way they showed..cool…nice one..

 

This make it more exciting…………

I am desperately dying to watch this movie…………looks very promising…..I am a die hard fan of Anthony Hopkins……..

Hope you will all enjoy…as i do