Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another New Year | Another Wishes | Another Attack | Another Hope | Another Birth | Another Failure | Another Success | ..........but for what reason?

"Very Happy New Year 2009!" Friends!
I wish you Health...
So you may enjoy each day in comfort.

I wish you the Love of friends and family...
And Peace within your heart.

I wish you the Beauty of nature...
That you may enjoy the work of God.

I wish you Wisdom to choose priorities...
For those things that really matter in life.

I wish you Generosity so you may share...
All good things that come to you.

I wish you Happiness and Joy...
And Blessings for the New Year.

I wish you the best of everything...
That you so well deserve.


We call upon you and ask that you Bless everyone who enters this site.
We pray for health, healing, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
We pray you fill our hearts with love, peace and joy.
We pray for world peace and that You'll rejuvenate our faith.
We pray that You hear and answer these prayers,
in Jesus Name!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Everyone | Everywhere: Enjoy the Joy, Magic of Merry Christmas

A Baby Just Like You

The season is upon us now
A time for gifts and giving
And as the year draws to its close
I think about my living

The Christmas time when I was young,
The magic and the wonder,
But colors dull and candles dim,
And dark my standing under

O little Zachary, shining light
You've set my soul to dreaming
You've given back my joy in life
And filled me with new meaning

A Savior King was born that day,
A baby just like you,
And as the Magi came with gifts,
I come with my gift too

That peace on Earth fills up your time,
That brotherhood surrounds you.
That you may know the warmth of love,
And wrap it all around you

It's just a wish, a dream I'm told
From days when I was young
Merry Christmas, little Zachary
Merry Christmas, everyone
Merry Christmas, little Zachary
Merry Christmas, everyone

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Everything Gonna Be Alright | Finally we'll rock the world

Everythings gona be allrite
Har pal woh hai tere saaath
Jab tak tu hai uske saath
TO hai darne ki kya baat
Everythings gona be allrite

Tu mera dil tu meri haan
ANd i just wana let you know

Everythings gona be allrite wow o
Everythings gona be allrite wow o

Judge ME if you follow my footprints that I leave behind

A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco.

"Mom and Dad, I'm coming home, but I've a favor to ask. I have a friend I'd like to bring me with me."

"Sure," they replied, "we'd love to meet him."

"There's something you should know," the son continued, "he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mind and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us."

"I'm sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live."

"No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us."

"Son," said the father, "you don't know what you're asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can't let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He'll find a way to live on his own."

At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more from him. A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide.

The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of their son. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn't know, their son had only one arm and one leg.

The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don't like people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable. We would rather stay away from people who aren't as healthy, beautiful, or smart as we are. Thankfully, there's someone who won't treat us that way.

Someone who loves us with an unconditional love that welcomes us into the forever family, regardless of how messed up we are.

Tonight, before you tuck yourself in for the night, say a little prayer that God will give you the strength you need to accept people as they are, and to help us all be more understanding of those who are different from us!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

What's Database Normalization ?

Normalization is the process where a database is designed in a way that removes redundancies, and increases the clarity in organizing data in a database.

In easy English, it means take similar stuff out of a collection of data and place them into tables. Keep doing this for each new table recursively and you'll have a Normalized database. From this resultant database you should be able to recreate the data into it's original state if there is a need to do so.

The important thing here is to know when to Normalize and when to be practical. That will come with experience. For now, read on...

Normalization of a database helps in modifying the design at later times and helps in being prepared if a change is required in the database design. Normalization raises the efficiency of the datatabase in terms of management, data storage and scalability.

Now Normalization of a Database is achieved by following a set of rules called 'forms' in creating the database.

These rules are 5 in number (with one extra one stuck in-between 3&4) and they are:

1st Normal Form or 1NF:

Each Column Type is Unique.

2nd Normal Form or 2NF:

The entity under consideration should already be in the 1NF and all attributes within the entity should depend solely on the entity's unique identifier.

3rd Normal Form or 3NF:

The entity should already be in the 2NF and no column entry should be dependent on any other entry (value) other than the key for the table.
If such an entity exists, move it outside into a new table.

Now if these 3NF are achieved, the database is considered normalized. But there are three more 'extended' NF for the elitist.

These are:

BCNF (Boyce & Codd):

The database should be in 3NF and all tables can have only one primary key.


Tables cannot have multi-valued dependencies on a Primary Key.


There should be no cyclic dependencies in a composite key.

Well this is a highly simplified explanation for Database Normalization. One can study this process extensively though. After working with databases for some time you'll automatically create Normalized databases. As, it's logical and practical.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


A grl asked a guy if he thought she was pretty, he said...no.
She asked him if he would want to be with her forever....and he said no.
She then asked him if she were to leave would he cry, and once again he replied with a no.
She had heard enough.
As she walked away, tears streaming down her face the boy grabbed her arm and said....
You're not pretty you're beautiful.
I dont want to be with you forever. I NEED to be with you forever.
And I wouldnt cry if you walked away...I'd die...
Send this to everyone on your list.......isn't that sweet? I like you because of who you are to me. You are a true friend, if I don't get this back I'll take a hint.
Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they like you. Something good will happen to you at 1:00-4:00pm tomorrow, it could be anywhere aol, yahoo, outside of school, anywhere. get ready for the biggest shock of your life. If you break this chain letter you will be cursed with 10 relationship problems for the next ten years. If you send 15ppl this in 15 min you're safe
You are Everything To Somebody
Right now at this very minute-----------


is very proud of you


is thinking of you

cares about you

misses you


wants to talk to you

wants to be with you

hopes you aren't in trouble


is thankful for the support you have

wants to hold your hand


hopes everything turns out all right

wants you to be happy


wants you to find them


is celebrating your successes

wants to give you a gift

think you ARE a gift

hopes you are not too cold, or too hot

wants to hug you


loves you

wants to lavish you with small gifts

admires your strength


is thinking of you and smiling


wants to be your shoulder to cry on

wants to go out with you and have a lot of fun


thinks the world of you

wants to protect you

would do anything for you

wants to be forgiven

is grateful for your forgiveness


wants to laugh with you about old times


remembers you and wishes you were there


needs to know that your love is unconditional


values your advice

wants to tell you how much they care

wants to stay up watching old movies with


wants to share their dreams with you


wants to hold you in their arms

wants YOU to hold them in your arms

treasures your spirit


wishes they could STOP time because of


can't wait to see you

wishes that things didn't have to change


loves you for who you are


loves the way you make them feel

wants to be with you

hears a song that reminds them of you

wants you to know they are there for you

is glad that you're their friend

wants to be your friend

stayed up all night thinking about you


is alive because of you


is wishing that you would notice them

wants to get to know you better


believes that you are their soul mate


wants to be near you

misses your guidance and advice


values your guidance and advice


has faith in you


trusts you

needs you to send them this letter


needs your support

needs you to have faith in them

needs you to let them be your friend


will cry when they read this

Thursday, December 11, 2008

SMS Text Messaging for chat

How often do you try to chat with somebody and they don't respond because they just walked away from their computer? Or maybe you're in the middle of chatting with them just as they need to leave. But you still need to tell them something -- something really important like you've moved where you're meeting...or ice cream! We need ice cream! This is why we built a way to chat with your friends even when they're away from their computers. Now you can keep the conversations going with a new Labs feature that lets you send SMS text messages right from Gmail. It combines the best parts of IM and texting: you chat from the comfort of your computer, and your friends can peck out replies on their little keyboards.

A few weeks back, we ran into a few snags when we first started rolling this out, but starting today you can turn on text messaging for chat. Just click on Settings, and go to the Labs tab. Scroll down until you see "Text Messaging (SMS) in Chat" and select Enable and Save Changes.

We're just trying it out for cell phones in the United States right now, but you can send texts to your friends with US phone numbers from anywhere in the world. You can start by just typing a phone number into the search box in the chat window on the left, then select "Send SMS." You can also select the contact you want to SMS first and then add their phone number.

Once you give us a name for that phone number, you'll be able to start chatting.

We'll save your friends' numbers in your Contacts, so next time you can just type their name in the chat box and select Send SMS.

On the receiving end, when you get a text message from Gmail on your phone, it will come from a number in the 406 area code. (The l33t folks in the crowd will note that this spells G0O.) You can reply to this text on your phone just like you'd reply to any other text. The reply gets routed back to our Gmail servers and shows up in your friend's Gmail chat window. Each of your friends' messages will come from a different 406 number so you can reply to any message and it will get back to the right person. Messages from the same person will always come from the same number, so you can even bookmark it in your phone.

If you get a message from somebody you don't want to chat with from your phone, just reply with the word BLOCK. If you don't want to get texts from anybody using Gmail, reply with the word STOP and we'll leave you alone. Keep in mind that all these text messages count as part of your regular mobile messaging plan and might incur fees. So unless you know your friends have unlimited text message plans, please be sensitive to their phone bills.

Raaz - The Mystery Continues

Maahi ( Lyrics )
Tujhe milke laga hai
Yeh tujhe dhundh raha tha main

Tujhe milke laga hai
Yeh tujhe dhundh raha tha main

Tujh mein hai kuch aise subah sa
Jiski khaatir main tha jaga sa
Aa tu mere Khwab sajaa ja re

maahi aaja re maahi aaja re

Tujh mein hai kuch aisi subah sa
Jiski Khaatir main tha jaga sa
Aa tu mere khwab sajaa ja re

Dil roye ya ilahi Tu aaja mere maahi
Dil roye ya ilahi Tu aaja mere maahi
Dil roye ya ilahi Tu aaja mere maahi
Mere maahi Mere maahi
Tu aaja mere maahi

Tujhe milke laga hai
Yeh tujhe dhundh raha tha main

Tujh mein hai kuch aise subah sa
Jisko khaatir main tha jaga sa
Aa tu mere Khwab sajaa ja re

Dil roye ya ilahi,Tu aaja mere maahi
Dil roye ya ilahi,tu aaja mere maahi
Mere maahi mere maahi Tu aaja mere maahi
Dil roye ya ilahi tu aja mere maahi

Maahi maahi maahi
Maahi maahi maahi

Dhadkano mein maahi saaanson mein hai maahi

Tu hi hai mere dil ki tamanna
Teri hi yaadein har lamha
De Mujhe de apna aanchal
Dhoop mein jalta main harpal
Tujh mein hai kuch aisi ghata sa
Jiske Liye Hoon mein pyaasa sa
Aa Tu Meri Pyaar bujha ja re

Dil Roye ya ilahi tu aaja mere maahi
Dil ROya ya ilahi tu aaja mere maahi

Mere maahi Mere maahi
ho Aaja mere maahi Dil Roye ya ilahi
Tu Aaja mere maahi Dil Roye ya ilahi

maahi maahi maahi maahi maahi maahi

Bas Mera tu maahi saaanso mein hai maahi
Hain mujhe hai tera armaan hai tuhe hai mera banna
Har ghadi teri dil mein aahat ttu mile mil jaaye raahat

Jud Ke bhi tu mujhse juda sa
Mulke bhi tu kya hai khafaa sa
Aaaja meri baahon mein saja re

Jud Ke bhi tu mujhse juda sa
Milke bhi tu kya hai khafaa sa
Aaaja meri baaho mein saja re

Dil roye ya ilahi,tu aaja mere maahi

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

3D Face Scans Could See Terrorists Coming

Airport security guards could soon be pointing lasers at your head, if the latest research on face recognition holds up.

Security services around the world are devising software to match CCTV photos of faces with image archives, to catch known criminals and terrorists.
During the new facial recognition technology trials in the UK, a man has his face scanned on a... Expand
(Press Association via AP Images)

Security services around the world are devising software to match CCTV photos of faces with image archives, to catch known criminals and terrorists. However, the technology struggles to overcome problems caused by variations in lighting and the position of people's faces between photos.

Now US research suggests that 3D laser scans could be a more robust option in tricky real-world conditions.

Dirk Colbry, at Arizona State University, and colleague George Stockman at Michigan State University, took 300 laser scans of 111 different faces using a commercial scanner.

The device's stationary camera records a series of images while a horizontal plane of laser light passes over a person's face. Software then extracts a three-dimensional model of the face from the photos.

Basic Tomato Sauce

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 Spanish onion, finely diced
4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, or 1 tablespoon dried
½ medium carrot, finely shredded
2 28-ounce cans peeled whole tomatoes
Kosher salt, to taste

In a 3-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft and light golden brown, 8-10 minutes. Add the thyme and carrot and cook for 5 minutes more, or until the carrot is quite soft. With your hands, crush the tomatoes and add them with their juices. Bring to a boil, stirring often, and then lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the sauce is as thick as hot cereal. Season with salt and serve.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sorry Mumbai ! India Defeats Terror

“India Defeats Terror” screamed a news channel seeking to be ‘refreshingly different’. Apart from the poor English, what struck me was the empty rhetoric. Could the attack have ended any differently? What else could the terrorists have achieved? Take over India?! Is it not sufficient victory for them to have stormed into the prestige symbols of Mumbai right under the nose of Navy, Coast Guard etc.etc. and cause so much damage. That the elite forces of the country took sixty hours to overcome a handful of ruffians that too leaving ten scores dead renders it a pyrrhic victory and to hail it as a ‘defeat of terror’ is an uneducated hyperbole.

The dust has settled, literally and metaphorically, in the premises attacked by the terrorists In Mumbai. The blame-game would start with agencies involved pointing finger at each other. None would remember to accept responsibility for the slain innocents nor would anyone venture to answer the question put forth by the loved ones – what mistake did they commit, except being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

A grand Navy, a fanciful Coast Guard and even more populated Customs – all put together were not able to prevent a schooner carrying terrorists and loads of weapons coming in to launch an attack on the economic capital of the country. It is an open secret that the Western Coast has been a haven for criminal activities, not just in the recent times but since time immemorial. Gangsters like Mastan built their empires by indulging in smuggling in “phoren” goods. Now it is drugs –loads from Afghanistan find their way into the city via Pakistan. The explosives for the Bombay blasts were also shipped into the city with the help of corrupt officials who sold their brethren for a few silver. One would have thought that India will wake up and be more vigilant in guarding the coast but nay, we never learn. Fifteen years are not sufficient to put a fool-proof system in place. That in all probabilities the dinghy ferrying the terrorists would have floated past the Naval Headquarters should have the Admiral shedding his fancy uniform but then why should he alone bear the cross when the sin of incompetency is on all the agencies guarding the country.

The question arises, why are we so incompetent? So inefficient? India has always been a soft target for marauders. “To Md.Gazhni” commented a historian, “India was like a tethered cow. He could come down and milk it whenever he wanted”. Centuries later, nothing has changed. A BBC expert on terrorism says that we are “such a soft target that terrorists use it for practice”. The present situation is due to political ‘shenaniganism’. This largest democracy in the world is fooling most of the people all the time. Three cases, three classic examples of our incompetency and inability to safe-guard the values of democracy. Three very good reasons why we should be called a banana republic.-by:pksundar

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tropicana Telecom | Tropicana Enterprises Pvt Ltd

Tropicana Telecom is a Division of Tropicana Enterprises Pvt Ltd, founded in 1981by Mr J R Desai, then Chairman and Managing Director, Kelvinator of India, as its marketing arm.

The company symbolizes the best in-corporate philosophies, a pioneering spirit and innovative approach through State-of-the-Art Technology & expertise. A highly motivated and professional team, substantial infrastructure facilities and guaranteed ‘After-Sales-Service’, synergies in yielding the ultimate objective of Customer Satisfaction, Quality and Reliability.

Tropicana Telecom has technical and commercial tie-ups with the world’s leading Telecom Giants, mainly from USA, Canada, Taiwan and Israel in providing Telecom products and Services in India and neighboring countries. The inventory includes State-of-the-Art Wireless and Wire line Networking Products. It has a team of seasoned professionals having post graduate and graduate engineering degrees with very rich experience of 15 to 40 years in technical proficiency, project execution and marketing.

Tropicana Telecom esteemed Customer are : Defense Forces, BSNL, Rail Tel, ONGC, gas Authority of india limited (GAIL), other Govt/PSu Organization and Private Company.

Tropicana Telecom has installed over 800 Wireless Links for Corporate clients, ISPs,telecom Services Provider and Defense organization etc in India and neighboring countries. It has laid more than 160 km of OFC for Army in the difficult terrain of Northern Sector. it has installed state of the art Video Surveillance System in the 15 Corps and 16 Corps sector.

The company has a well equipped "Diagnostics Repair and Research Center" (DRRC) at its corporation office: New Delhi and has Reprehensive in major cities around the country.

Service and Installation

Tropicana service is always customer satisfaction based. Our main aim is provide full satisfaction and high quality service to customer

Tropicana Network offers ongoing product warranties and we’ve built a comprehensive training and maintenance support network that guarantees rapid and customized service to ensure the overall quality and performance of our products and solutions.

We’ve established a complete 3-tier service system, including a headquarter technical assistance center, Country specific regional technical support centers and local technical support centers.

The technical support team is highly codified with extensive industry experience and technical expertise.

If Customer face problems, we are willing to help you and Customer may report the problems directly to our service center

1. Supply and laying of optical fiber cables

2. Installation of Ethernet / E1 radio

3. Video Surveillance system

4. System Integration for telecom network

Our Expertise

Tropicana ’s Telecom practice focuses on developing best practice solutions for a variety of processes and technologies to innovatively address complex telecom IT issues. This unique and model initiative serves as a technology showcase and affords our telecom clients increased speed-to-market, knowledge capital for executives, and intellectual leadership for their development teams who may access proven technical and business solutions and methodologies.

Key features of Tropicana telecom expertise include:

Functional Expertise

Tropicana has the breadth of the functional expertise required to meet the telecom solution support needs of most organizations. We leverage our technical expertise and global delivery model to offer Telecom infrastructure support services covering networks to systems and servers to applications and desktops. Tropicana strengths in planning, building and operating infrastructures enable our clients to drive costs from their Tropicana infrastructure and throughout their core operations. Our e-business competency enables customers to develop and launch new strategic initiatives. Tropicana ’s systems integration work provides customers with the ability to integrate data sources - including legacy systems - that deliver more complete information leading to better decision-making and higher customer satisfaction

Tropicana Enterprises (P) Ltd.,
A-232, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase – I, New Delhi – 110020
Phone: +91 11 - 26810258/59, 26810468/69
Fax: +91 11 - 26810260
email: sales@tropicanatelecom.com

Gmail on your Desktop

On the Google Desktop gadgets team, we've seen countless requests for a Gmail gadget over the years. That gadget is finally here, so if you've got Google Desktop for Windows, give it a try.

You'll see that it covers the basics such as reading, searching, and sending messages. You can star messages, use the same keyboard shortcuts, and we didn't forget about contact auto-complete. It doesn't take up much space in your sidebar or desktop, and you can also resize it to show as few or as many messages as you'd like.

When I'm at work, I keep two instances of the gadget open: one logged into my personal Gmail account and the other set to my Google Apps account for work related stuff. Instead of getting lost in a sea of tabs or browser windows, I can bring up the gadgets in an instant (hint: pressing the shift key twice brings up all your hidden Desktop gadgets).

The Gmail gadget currently works with the latest release of Google Desktop for Windows. Try it out and please let us know what you think.

Monday, December 1, 2008

World AIDS Day

Support World AIDS Day

What is World AIDS Day?

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to be inspired to respect and protect the health and wellbeing of ourselves and those around us through knowledge, action and consideration.

This World AIDS Day website is developed and managed by NAT.

About NAT

NAT is the UK's leading charity dedicated to transforming society's response to HIV. We provide fresh thinking, expert advice and practical resources. We campaign for change.

Shaping attitudes. Challenging injustice. Changing lives.

Our vision is world in which people living with HIV are treated as equal citizens with respect, dignity and justice, are diagnosed early and receive the highest standards of care, and in which everyone knows how and is able to protect themselves from HIV infection.

For further information about our work, who we are and what we're all about, please visit our main website.

What is HIV?

HIV is a virus that attacks the body's immune system - the body's defence against diseases. The latest research suggests that between 70 and 90 per cent of people may experience symptoms of infection a few days after having been infected. Three symptoms occurring together: fever, rash and a severe sore throat should always be considered a potential indicator of HIV infection. These symptoms usually disappear within two or three weeks. Other people may not have symptoms to start with. In all cases, without effective treatment the immune system will eventually become very weak and no longer be able to fight off illnesses.

Are HIV and AIDS the same?
No. When someone is described as living with HIV, they have the HIV virus in their body. A person is considered to have developed AIDS when the immune system is so weak it can no longer fight off a range of diseases with which it would normally cope.

I don't know anyone with HIV... do I?
There are approximately 80,000 people living with HIV in the UK and about a third of these don't know that they are infected. The epidemic is still growing in the UK with around 7,000 new diagnoses every year. Even if someone you know is living with HIV, they may not feel able to tell you.

Is there a cure for HIV?
No, but treatment can keep the virus under control and the immune system healthy. People on HIV treatment can live a healthy, active life, although they may experience side effects from the treatment. If HIV is diagnosed late, treatment may be less effective in preventing AIDS.

What's it like living with HIV?
If people with HIV are diagnosed early and respond to treatment they can be healthy, work and have relationships like anyone else and have a long life expectancy.

Coming to terms with an HIV diagnosis and getting used to treatment can be very difficult however, and people living with HIV will often need support from healthcare providers, friends and family, employers and support organisations.

Why do people find it hard to tell others they are HIV positive?
People living with HIV may find it hard to tell others about their condition as they worry that people will reject them, or they will experience prejudice from friends, family and colleagues. People living with HIV can also experience discrimination in their workplace, in healthcare settings (e.g., GPs and dentists), from members of their local community and through the media.

HIV prejudice is often the result of ignorance about how HIV is passed on and unfounded fear of becoming infected. Encouraging those around us to talk about HIV and find out the facts can help overcome this.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH | Mumbai after the smoke has cleared

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH......The Time has come to get to the root of the Terrorism & wipe it off from the surface of this earth ! On Monday most of Mumbai, India attempted a return to normal activity, in the wake of the 60-hour-long siege last week. Some facts about the attacks are a bit clearer now, others still hazy. Based in part on the confessions of the only terrorist captured alive - Azam Amir Kasav (also identified elsewhere as 'Ajmal Qasab'), Indian officials now say that there were only 10 gunmen involved, all members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani militant group with links to the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir - though Pakistan officially denies any involvement. According to recent reports, the ten attackers were responsible for the deaths of 172 people, including 19 foreigners, and 239 wounded. While mourners of the victims attended to their loved ones, and people all over the world held vigils, a Muslim graveyard in Mumbai refused to bury the nine dead gunmen - an official saying that they were not true followers of the Islamic faith.