This is an excrept from the book “How to enjoy your life and your job” by Dale Carnegie.

Don’t Critize, condemn or complain.

Give honest and sincere appreciation.

Arouse in the other person an eager want.

Become genuinely interested in other people.

Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely.

Show respect for the other person’s opinions.Never say “YOU’RE WRONG”

Begin in a very friendly way

Get the other person saying “Yes,yes” immediately.

Let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers

Appeal to the nobler motives

Call the attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.

Talk about your own mistakes before critizing the other person.

Ask questions instead of giving direct orders

Let the other person save face.

“I am trying to implement all these points and advice every professional,infact every person should try to practice it.”

This is an excrept from the Book “How to enjoy your Life and Job” by DALE CARNEGIE.It is very important that you read it carefully and absorb in your mind.


Do not imitate others.Be what you are because you are unique in this world.

Applying these four good working habits:
Clear your desk of all the papers except those relating to the immediate problem at hand.
Do things in the order of importance.
When you face a problem,solve it then and there,if you have the facts necessary to make a decision.
Learn to organize,deputize and suprevise.

Learn to relax at your work.

Put enthusiasm at your work.The day you lose it,you will lose everything.

Count your blessings and not your troubles.Remember that blessings will always be more than the no of troubles.

Remember that unjust criticism is often a disguised compliment

Do the very best you can

Technovision Systems introduces anti-drowsy gadget

Summit Khanna / Ahmedabad March 22, 2005


It’s been a long day at work and is a long drive back home. The last thing you want is a drooping eyes in a snail-paced traffic. But now help is at hand in the form of “No Nap” developed by the Ankleshwar-based company, Technovision Systems.

No Nap is an anti-drowsy gadget that helps fatigued drivers overcome their drowsiness.

The surveys on highway accidents have revealed that most accidents occur due to the driver being subjected to long hours of continuous driving. The exhausting and monotonous job often makes the driver dull and dozy, which is a very dangerous state, and can lead to fatal accidents, Azhar Pathan, one of the partners of Technovision Systems, told Business Standard.

We started working on an anti-drowsy product, which would help the driver in breaking the thin sheet of drowsiness, and help him recover his concentration. We developed the product late last year, and launched it at an automobile show in Pune in October, he said.

No Nap is worn on the left ear. It works on the principle of gravitational switch. When the driver’s head nods forward due to drowsiness, the gadget senses the motion of the head, and activates the gravitational switch. The device gives a sound to alarm the driver, and helps him recover his presence of mind, and concentration, he said. Pathan said that the response to the device has been excellent.

We have not yet launched the product in India, but we have exported a good quantity. In just around four months, we have exported over 10,000 pieces of No Nap to the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Sweden and Dubai. We have appointed distributors for this product in all these countries. We expect to export around 8 lakh pieces in the next two years,he said.

When asked why the product has not been launched in India, Pathan said, There is not much awareness about this device in the Indian market. If we launch the product, we are sure there are many people, who would be willing to copy it, which could hurt our business. On account of these apprehensions, we have decided not to launch the product in the domestic market, until there is a good amount of awareness about it, he said.

No Nap weighs just 13 gm, i.e. it is very light weight, and is operated with batteries. It is quite compact and ergonomically designed, has low maintenance cost, is easy to use and very effective, and is affordably priced at Rs 350, he said.

This device can also be used by people working in risk prone sites like in construction, heavy industries and machinery. Students, security guards and defence personnel, can also use it during night vigilance.

Does anyone remember the scene of IT all over the world, when the was a burst in the DotCom bubble and to add to the worry there was Y2K(No IT person can forget the year 2000) which created many problems.Many jobs lost in the US and other IT major countries due to the DotCom burst and there was a major slump in the jobs in the IT field.During that time people looked upon India,just like a tall person looks down at a short person.

People in India who were dreaming of doing something big in the IT industry came under pressure and many companies(Remember one such company called SilverLine Software in Mumbai) shut down as a result of heavy loss as well as lack of projects.Companies started laying off people,this lay off was not only in the USA but in other countries since most of the projects come from the US.The IT scene was very bleak and everyone had lost faith in this industry.But there was Google who had a track record of not a single lay off even during the IT SlowDown.

I remember the days where India was not shown in the selection box of countries while we install Microsoft Windows.But hasnt India improved a lot??Slowly and steadily people started looking at other options other than US and than India was born..or to be more specific new age HiTech India was born.The IT slowdown came as a blessing in disguise for India.Companies started outsourcing work to India and other countries like Brazil,China etc to name a few.IT biggies like Samsung,Oralce,Accenture,Adobe,Microsoft(Do you know that apart from US , Microsoft has only one development centre ouside US and that’s in Hyderabad) started coming to India and opened centres in various cities in India like Bangalore(The Garden City Of India),Hyderabad,Chennai,Noida etc.

One organization who is resonsible for getting all the work from other countries is NASSCOM(National Association Of Software and Services Comapnies) and since,we have started talking about NASSCOM,how can one forget the great Dewang Mehta(1962-2001) who was the President of NASSCOM till the year 2001.He was the President of NASSCOM during the rigid period of IT Slowdown and he told that his dream is that every person in India should have 4 basic neccessities (Now,see that we had 3 basic necessities in life,where has the forth come from)in life ie.ROTI(Food),KAPDA(Clothes),MAKAN(House) and Computer.This dream of Dewang Mehta is slowly taking shape and the time has come that India will be the first choice of IT companies for opening their centres as well as outsource work.

Throughout my article i used one word to great effect.Yes,you have guessed it right its OutSourcing.Some people fear when they use this word because once we use this word,than it means that we have received work that is not of good quality or the work is scrap.Sometimes the work may not be of good quality or it may be involving some sort of testing which they want it to be done by cheap labour.So where exactly do we get cheap labour?Most of the people say that India is the hub of cheap labour.If an Indian engineer goes onsite to the client’s place , than the pay that he gets will be less as compared to what a person who has gone onsite from some other country.So since we do work for less amount,does that make labour cheap.Well,this word “Cheap” has a hidden meaning.Just charging a few dollars less,does not make labour cheap,but the point is that this is just the start of a new beginning(where we wont BEG but still we will GAIN).There are many Indians in Silicon Valley of US ,who have become enterpreneurs and have started their own companies and they are doing well.I remember Mr Gururaj Deshpande, CEO of Symacore Networks(and also Tejas Networks in Bangalore) and i am an ardent follower of his managerial skills.There is Mr Vinod Khosla,the co-founder of SUN(Stanford University Networks) MicroSystems and the Venture Capitalist(VC) of Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.These are just few of those Indians who made it big in the IT Sector and that too outside India.In the years to come,there will be more Indians who would become enterpreneurs in this field.

We say “Failure is a stepping Stone to success” or “Blessing comes in Disguise” and India has taken that blessing and has become one of the countries where IT has lots of contribution in the overall revenues of the country.So this is definitely the birth of a new India and this baby will nurture and become more mature in the years to come.

-Himanshu Sheth
(17th March 2005,8:51 PM)

‘What it takes to be a top ad exec’
[Economic Times]
[ WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2005 12:48:23 AM]

Jagdip Bakshi,
CEO, Contract Advertising

Involvement is the key. If you are truly involved in the job, success will come to you. Erstwhile US President, John F Kennedy used this line in many of his speeches and that is, “I don’t mind if my son chooses drilling roads as his occupation, but he should be the best at that.”

John Goodman,
CEO, India and South Asia, Ogilvy & Mather

Get under the skin of your client’s business to a degree that it is clear you care about their success as much as they do. Be willing to take on new things and take some risks with your career — difficult assignments, strange places, and unfamiliar disciplines.

One of the smartest moves I ever made was going to the Czech Republic to run a start-up office right after their revolution in 1992. Everyone thought I was committing career suicide, but it gave me a very early taste of real entrepreneurship and running an agency by myself. And, start work early! I’ve usually cleared a lot of admin 1-2 hours before everyone else starts.

CVL Srinivas,
Managing Director, Maxus

Believe that there is no reward without risks. And, judgment and intuition are as important as analysis and research. Today’s world needs a multidimensional approach to problem solving. In this fast changing world, the rate of change “inside” must be greater than the rate of change “outside” in order to stay alive.

This is especially true in our media business. And lastly, convert problems into opportunities. As Richard Bach said, “There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for us in its hands. We seek problems because we enjoy their gifts.”

Meenakshi Madhvani,
Founder, Spatial Access

Hardwork, Honesty & Humility. Work each day as if it is the last day of your life. Be honest so that if tomorrow comes you can look it in the eye. Be humble and recognise the fact that you are but an instrument to serve a larger purpose. Have fun while doing it!

Jayshree Sundar,
Executive Director, Leo Burnett

Advertising is like joining the university of life. Observe life — the best ideas and insights come from there.

Preet Bedi,
President, Rediffusion DY&R

Assess and be fair to yourself. That makes you cope with both failure and success and doesn’t let you become either over-defensive or over-offensive.

Prem Mehta,
Chairman & Managing Director, Lintas

Commit yourself to a cause beyond self-interest and chase excellence in whatever you take up.

Starting from the olden days where we used to see the wires scattered everywhere.An age where we had telephones,but which we could not be taken from one place to another,but gone are the days where we require the wires.We can throw the wires in one dust bin.From the age when Grahem Bell invented the Telephone,technology has grown Leaps and Bounds and a day will come when there would be no wires left in the world and everything in this world would be called as “WIRELESS”(which has been the buzz word for this modern world.).

A few days back,i was watching TV and i saw the interview of Larry Page(Founder of Google) and he told about how the future of Google is in the field of Technology.Now,the amazing thing to be noted is that a search for a particular word on Google took a few milliseconds and the no of results extracted from the search was in lakhs.But this is what u do on your PC/Laptop.Now Google would provide solutions wirelessly for the search that you make.For eg. If you are a particular place A in a city B and you are searching for the nearest medical shop in that area,than the right solution is not searching around for that shop.Instead,just type the name of the area and the city in your mobile and send the request to the Google server and within a few seconds,the result will be in your cell phone.Amazing is’nt it….

A big revolution came in the world of computers with the advent of USB devices.(Computer itself is revolutionary).Now for those of you who have no idea about USB,let me tell you that USB(Universal Serial Bus) is a Plug and Play Device which you just attach on the USB port of your PC.Imagine the USB going wireless.Now with the wireless USB, you can transfer the data from the PC to the USB stick and vice versa.

Few days back,I was just wondering if we have the voice recognition facility where in if we want to find where is place “ABC”,we just say “ABC” and it will fetch the results from its server and will give us the results on the phone.This takes just a few seconds and within no time , you have the results in the cell phone.

Now after few years,not only will there be PC in each and every house in India,but in some places , your house would be controlled by PC and there wont be any requirement for keys!!!!That sounds really good…Isnt it…

I am waiting for technology to take over and this will happen within no time….

Inputs taken from:

Sequence is Romie(Preity) meets Karan(Hrithik):

For the people who havent watched this movie,plz borrow the VCD from me ASAP.This is my attempt in creating such a Sequence and your comments(good/bad) are most welcome.

Start of Sequence.

Romie:Kya,tumne zindagi mein ek baar code kiya aur usme bhi itne sare bugs.
Tumhara Manager naraaz tha,pareshan tha ki yeh uloo ka paatha kaise code karega,lekin tumne kaha ki yeh mera design hai aur isliye main hi usko code karoonga kyon ki mere paas Google ka saath hai.Yeh code kiya tumne.

Karan:Lekin Romie meri baat to suno

Romie:Kya sunu??

Romie:Yaad hai isi jagah pe tumne mujhse wada kiya tha ki ek din tum mujhse shaadi karke ,tum mujhe is desh se door Swades (Apna US of A)mein le jaaoge.Shayaad wohb irada bhi badal jaye.

Karan:Romie,Yeh tum kya kahe rahi ho tum…

Romie:Aur kya kahoo mein??

Karan:Romie mera Laksya hai ki mein ek din koi MNC mein Manager ho aoonga aur mein ek kone mein baith ke LapTop pe games kar raha ho aoonga aur bas mere Engineers ko dikane ke liya faltu ke TeleCons karoonga.Haan,Main “Jaado” (Jadoo….Remember that Irritating character)karke doosre logo see kaam kara aoonga.Ab,to Romie bol do ki “Kaho Na Pyaar Hai” mujhse.

Romie:Tikh hai,Jis Din tum apna “Lakshya” paa loge , Tab mujhe apni Company mein Visitor banake boolana taki mein free mein khana kha saako.Aur haan,Yuh Ki Hume Zyada Bolne Ki Aadat Ho Nahi Hai(from Sholay),ek baat bolna to bhool gayi ki agar tumhare company mein koi openings ho mere bolgspot pe daal dena.

End of Sequence.

(I dont know what happend after this sequence may be Both got good jobs coz of the outsourcing from the other IT Major Countries like US,UK etc).

RFID technology is cropping up in more and more places, mostly because it’s an excellent system for tracking things. That’s why it will make its way into everything from warehouses to clothing shops. At McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, it’s being used to track bags. The $100 million monitoring solution is still being tested, but later this year the airport hopes to be the first in the US to put an airport-wide Radio Tag system into full time operation. Each piece of luggage is identified with a familiar looking baggage label, but it also contains a tiny transponder – a small bump that is barely noticeable. Each tag has a unique ID number than can be picked up by an RFID reader and sent along the appropriate conveyer belt. The advantages over the current optical bar code scanners are numerous. Samuel Ingalls, McCarran International Airport: “If for some reason that optical system can’t see the tag – if the tag gets folded, crumpled or isn’t printed correctly – then out of sight out of mind, that bag won’t be read. With the RFID system it’s as near to 100% read accuracy as you can possibly get. In fact our target for this project is 99.8% read accuracy, and we’ve actually been exceeding that.” An airport the size of McCarran handles about 65,000 bags a day. Optical bar code scanners may be able to correctly identify and move only 90% of all items. That means 6,500 suitcases could get lost or delayed every day, and have to be manually repatriated with their owners at an average cost of $100 per bag. The precision and accuracy of RFID is a huge advantage, but baggage handling is just one use for the technology. Samuel Ingalls: “I think there will be many other applications. Whether they are in boarding passes, or passports, or any number of other items that customers and or airlines might need to track operationally, I can certainly foresee that will be the future. The future is very bright for RFID.” At a recent retailers exhibition in Manhattan, RFID systems were everywhere. Some shops are already putting tags in every product they sell. Larger shops, in particular, can accurately track and replace purchased goods instantly. The shop owner can even monitor which items were merely picked up, without being bought. If a tagged object is removed from the shelf, the RFID reader makes a note of it. The customer benefits too. Rachael McBrearty, IconNicholson: “You’re going to have a speedier checkout process because you can scan all the items simultaneously as you leave the store. You can also have enhancements to your customer experience because it can enable quick access to data on that specific product.” Payments can also be handled by RFID tags. Various types of pre-paid cards have a tiny range of only a few inches, which is for security purposes. When placed very near a reader the amount owed is deducted from the card. Since the range and power of tags and readers can be anywhere from a few inches to hundreds of feet there are countless ways to use the technology. But several groups are worried that the RFID lifestyle is open to abuse. For example, next time you go clothes shopping, you might be surprised to find your new pair of jeans triggers a TV display nearby showing accessories. Ken Goldberg, Real Digital Media: “We can have pre-canned vignettes that are cross-matched with certain RFID tags, and then we can play those vignettes, or we can narrow it down to a single image or video, based on what your business rules and application and environment are.” Very useful for some people, but an unwarranted invasion of privacy for others, especially if it’s unclear whether items are tagged or not. One possible solution is RFID blockers. A cursory scan online reveals that ideas along these lines are being developed. This is perhaps not surprising when we consider that we are facing a world where data about us or our belongings is increasingly being transmitted to machines. But one way or another, the RFID conveyor belt is in full flow and seems to be gathering an unstoppable momentum.