Life is not so short. So,…

Life is not so short. So, don’t be so proud of yourself and damn others. Situations change with time. Every one should respect other’s love

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Delhi Auto Expo 2012

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With the inception of year 2012, Delhiites got a chance to see the new cars at the Auto Expo at Pragati Maidan held from 7-11 January. I also visited to the expo on Media Day on 6th January and it was 3rd Auto Expo in a row which I attended. It was not much big this time, as compared to the last expo held in 2010, and there were few brands which didn’t came this time to the expo. I have compiled major attractions and new launches at this expo for you. Enjoy !

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German Autobahn…

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The German autobahns are the nationally coordinated motorway system in Germany. In German, they are officially called Bundesautobahn, which translates to federal expressways. German autobahns have no general speed limit, but advisory speed limit is 130 kmph (81 mph).

The total length of the network is 12819 km, or 7965 miles (in 2011), which ranks as the fifth longest in the world behind the Interstate Highway System of the United States, the National Trunk Highway System (NTHS) of the People’s Republic of China, the Highway System of Canada and the Autopistas of Spain.

Autobahns have multiple lanes of traffic in each direction, separated by a central barrier with grade-separated junctions  and access restricted to motor vehicles with top speed of more than 60 kmph (37 mph).

The numbering system of German autobahns was introduced in 1974, in which autobahns are named by using capital letter A, which simply stands for “Autobahn” followed by a blank and a number (for example A 6). The main autobahns going across all across Germany have a single digit number. Shorter autobahns that are of regional importance (e.g. connecting two major cities or regions of Germany) have double digit number (e.g. A 24 connecting Berlin and Hamburg). Some very short autobahns which are just of local importance usually have three numbers (e.g. A 555).

The north-south autobahns are generally numbered using odd numbers from west to east; that is to say, the more easterly roads are given higher numbers. Similarly, the east-west routes are numbered using even numbers from north (lower numbers) to south (higher numbers).

Adolf Hitler enthusiastically embraced an ambitious autobahn construction project and appointed Fritz Todt the Inspector General of German Road Construction. Soon, over 100,000 labourers worked at construction sites all over Germany. As well as providing employment and improved infrastructure, necessary for economic recovery efforts, the project was also a great success for propaganda purposes.

The autobahns formed the first limited-access, high-speed road network in the world, with the first section from Frankfurt am Main to Darmstadt opening in 1935. This straight section was used for high speed record attempts by the Grand Prix racing teams of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union until a fatal accident involving popular German race driver Bernd Rosemeyer in early 1938. The world record of 432 km/h (268 mph) set by Rudolf Caracciola on this stretch just prior to the accident remains one of the fastest speeds ever achieved on a public motorway.

Many sections of Germany’s autobahns are modern, containing three lanes in addition to an emergency lane. Some other sections remain in their original state, with two lanes, no emergency lane, and short slip-roads and ramps. Such a combination of the two types of autobahn can be seen on the A 9 autobahn (Munich–Berlin). Heading out from Munich, the autobahn starts off as modern, with five lanes in each direction as well as an emergency lane.

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A rich man’s son…..

Once a very rich man bought a lots of luxury toys for his son, on the way back home a small child beggar approached him when he was waiting for the signal to turn green, the child was hungry and asked for money, the man yelled at him and asked him to stay away from his car and pushed him away.

Later, the man reached home and founded that his son was ill and having a very high temperature, he rushed to hospital and admitted his son in 5 star hospital,

The doctors treated his son, but his temperature was constantly rising, and after few hours fever entered his brain, and his son died somewhere around midnight.

In midnight, the man went to sleep while sitting on the sofa, while dreaming he saw himself talking to God asking him to save his son from high temperature, in return he said that he will do everything which God wants.

God replied ” I have made you rich, have given you a good living and family. You can buy anything you want, but when a poor child asked you for some money, you pushed him away and yelled at him, rather than giving him something to eat. You might think that cost of your son’s life is more than a roadside beggar child, but for me you all are equal. I always treat every human on earth as equal”.

The very next moment God disappeared and the man woke up and saw doctor coming his way to inform him that his son is dead a few minutes back.

The man was shattered to hear this and realised that being rich doesn’t guarantee that you can buy everything you want.

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Life is not so short. So,…

Life is not so short. So, don’t be so proud of yourself and damn others. Situations change with time. Every one should respect other’s love

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Technology that will replace Credit Cards…

There is a new technology coming named NFC, or near field communication which is an ultra short wireless technology that allows communication and data exchange between two devices held in tight proximity of 4 cms apart. It is different from Bluetooth technology which is almost aged a decade now, since bluetooth allows interaction between devices when they are held 10 cms apart.

This technology can be used with a smartphone which can be used for payments while shopping, thereby replacing swiping of credit cards. It happens this way, NFC phones pack a smart chip – a complex 80 character code that is really hard to crack. Such a device can safely store confidential credit card details and be handy for purchases on the go. This technology has potential to be deployed in ticketing services, rural banking, interactive and targeted advertising, healthcare, hospitality, libraries and pharmacies. In fact, an NFC phone can be your single access to your car, home and office.

How it works? Any device, a cellphone, a camera or a watch can be equipped with an NFC initiator, which is simply an antenna that can store data. If the device is NFC smartphone, the initiator and target ( an NFC reader) need to be up close for data exchange to happen. The reader is attached to a point-of-sale (PoS) terminal or cash-register in a retail store that accept NFC payments. A simple wave of the phone can pay for a purchase. Alternatively, two NFC phones can be tapped lightly to exchange business cards.

The important advantage of this technology is that this will intend to drain your battery of smartphone, as transactions happens in seconds, and on standby mode, it does not consume any power.

Trials for this technology have begun in Australia, Singapore and China. In India, RBI does not recognise NFC mobile payment transactions and PoS terminals accepting NFC payments. But NFC enabled smartphones like Blackberry Bold 9900, Curve 9360, Samsung Nexus S and Galaxy S II, Nokia C7, 700, 701 and 600 are available. Hopefully, RBI will take steps to implement this type of system of payments.

Ra One was the first movie to be marketed by Nokia using NFC technology. Armed with a NFC phone, you can download the movie content by merely tapping the device on NFC tagged movie poster at a Nokia priority outlet or a partner multiplex.

So, be ready to enjoy new technology for making payment for your purchases.

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Jobs was innovative on Store Front, too

Use of glass in Apple stores is so distinctive that the company is seeking to patent them. There is extensive use of glass in structure like Apple’s cube on fifth avenue in New York, its cylinder in the Pudong district in Shanghai.

In the newest Apple store in Hamburg, Germany, the stairs float in spacr, attached only at top and bottom. The fittings are embedded in the glass

In every way, Steve created a total new experience for the buyers, when they come to buy any Apple products to their world class stores.

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Rural India…

 

 

 

Most of the regions in India comprises of rural areas, and when it comes rural areas, the major concern is education for these children. There are many villages where children are forced to work right from the age of 6 years of age, while these children should be encouraged to study. This young generation will become the rulers of future India, and if they are not given proper education, then how will India progress to become developed nation. Many villages does not have proper schools where education can be imparted, though some NGOs are working on this concern, but strong initiative is required to be taken by the government to abolish the Child Labour prevalent in villages and moreover in cities too, by the upper middle class who employ these children as domestic servants and in a way they are ruining the life of youth of India. One of the NGO, in which my cousin is a member has recently donated books to the poor children who can not afford to buy the books. More of these initiatives are required to be taken by all of us, to protect future of India.

 

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The Creative Journey Ends….

October 6, 2011 has become the remarkable day in the history when it comes to technology. The death of Steve Jobs after struggling for 8 years from pancreatic cancer has been a shock to the whole world. The bitten apple the people use in their daily lives, have made their lives so easy that no one can forget this man, who invented and brought a revolutionary change in the field of phones/tablets/music players, everywhere.

The journey of this man was wholly filled with fulfilling his own desires, to give the world the best ever thing when it comes to computers or gadgets. He had invented a totally different things which no where exists and till date nobody has been able to copy that too.

Steve always believed that you come to live only once, so always do what you desire to, not what others desires from you. Those who have worked with this great man, are lucky ones.

R.I.P Steve Jobs

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A project under siege, speaks UIDAI chairman

For the last two years, Mr. Nandan Nilekani has been heading the government institution whose work has to import every Indian, but lately, his institution and he might be feeling some differences such as territorial, civil liberties, intellectual, political and technological which when put together gives an impression that the whole project is under siege.

“An important lesson I have learnt is that in the public space, there are a lot more stakeholders with different views,” says the UIDAI chairman. The significance of the UIDAI is at many levels. Its about the future of when and how 1.2 billion Indians receive unique ID numbers, called Aadhar, which is envisaged to become the backbone of many financial transactions.

PULLS and PRESSURES from ministry

The finance ministry which has endorsed virtually every UIDAI decision so far, has rejected its demand to increase its biometric capture mandate from 200 million to all 1.2 billion, and its outlay from INR 3023 crore to INR 17863 crore. Earlier, the home ministry questioned the accuracy of UIDAI data, effectively sending out message that its own entity that does the Census will collect biometrics.

Today, the UIDAI has 200 full-time employees, including 60 from private sector. With so many issues converging, UIDAI is staring its most serious challenge till date. Nilekani says he is not quitting.

UIDAI has so far collected 36 million of biometric data and targets to collect 200 million by March 2012. On the other hand Census Commissioner of India claims that they have collection 4.3 million so far, started in April 2011 and expected to reach 100% by 2013. The finance ministry is not ready to sanction expenditure  whose necessity if not clear, and backed by stating that it is clearly duplication of expenditure.

Nilekani targets to design the IT architecture and setting standards for cash transfers, and pushing financial inclusion, he is not just targetting the issuance of UID numbers only.

Planning commission says that UIDAI may fail to reach the most vulnerable, i.e those who lack identity papers need UID the most, and UIDAI is focusing on people with several forms of identity.

In the end, it can be said that this project is enjoying roller coaster ride, with lots of ups and downs in its way.

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