Saturday, December 3, 2011

Understanding the Value of Time

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. This means – do not postpone your work for the next day or for a later time. Time plays an important role in our life as it applies in our every walk of life. One must understand the value and importance of time as the lost time never comes.

One of the great poets ‘Tulsidas’ very correctly said that – “Do today what you were to do tomorrow, do now what you were to do today. For, the world may end at any moment; when and how will you do your work then?” Each day is a little life and every morning opens a new account for you where you are credited with 86,400 seconds. Try to utilize these seconds because if you fail to utilize them, the loss is going to be yours. Most people won’t worry about time passing by, but one understand that time is priceless and never stops for anybody.

Time brings regulation in our life and unless we regulate ourselves we will not be able to do any thing, no matter how talented we are. In order to manage and save time, one must plan his/her activities in advance. Wasted time and chances can never be regained. God has created this world for a reason and if we closely observe the nature, we would find plenty of things that come on time. The clock is always ticking. So be like the clock; always keep on ticking by involving yourself in various activities and learning new things.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Best 5 companies to work for in India

Do you always wonder which company would be best to work for in India which gives freedom to work and perfect work-life balance; here is a list of some of the best places to work for in India. These are the companies where employees love and enjoy the work. These companies offer great incentives and appreciation to employees for their smart work.

Below is the list of best 5 companies to work for:

  1. Google is one of the best companies to work for globally and same is true in India. The company provides freedom to employees to work and enjoy while at office. It offers innovative perks and benefits to their employees.
  1. Intel Technology is recognized as one of the Best Companies for Women and to maintain work life balance.
  1. MakeMyTrip, a leading online travel company in India has been voted as the best company for employee involvement.
  1. American Express Bank takes care of work life balance and offers employee assistance programme.
  1. Marriott Hotels has policies that encourage women's advancement and promotes health, education, flexibility and work-life integration.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Top 5 Biotech Companies in India

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) was set up by the Government of India under the Ministry of Science and Technology in 1986, to give a boost to the Biotech industry in India. India has become a hub of Biotechnology activity in the last decade. It is an ideal ground to set up biotech companies.

Currently there are more than 300 biotech companies in India. Among them, some of the best Biotech Companies in India, include the following:

  • Biocon, Bangalore – Biocon is India’s leading Biotech Company, established in 1978, with focus on the development of biopharmaceuticals. Biocon is the first biotechnology company to receive ISO 9001 certification in India.
  • Panacea Biotec, New Delhi – Panacea Biotec is a highly progressive research-based company involved in the manufacturing and marketing of branded pharmaceutical formulations, vaccines and natural products.
  • Serum Institute of India, Pune – Serum Institute of India was established in 1966, and is a manufacturer of immunobiologicals including vaccines. Serum became accredited by the World Health Organization in 1994, after which it began exporting vaccines from India.
  • Nicholas Piramal, Mumbai – Nicholas Piramal is a globally integrated healthcare company principally engaged in manufacturing and sale of bulk drugs and formulations. The company provides therapeutic products in the area of analgesic/anti-inflammatory, antibiotics, antihistamines, anti fungal, antiseptics, cardiovascular and central nervous system.
  • Wockhardt, Mumbai – Wockhardt is a global pharmaceutical and biotechnology company located in Mumbai,  which was established in the early 1960s. The company is involved in the manufacture of bio-pharmaceuticals, nutrition products, vaccines, and active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Knowledge is Power

When Darwin propounded his theories ‘struggle for existence’ and ‘survival of the fittest’ in the mid 19th century, he had scientifically proved that homosapiens were the most superior of all animals. It was not only due to some special physical attributes of human beings, but primarily due to their immense capacity to adjust. The power of speech, memory, etc. all helped the human beings reach great heights from where they command and control all other animals, and controlling the forces of nature to a large extent.

Importance of Knowledge in Today’s World
The culture, society, thought, science and technology are the men’s powerful weapons. The societies which are scientifically more advanced have a better place in hierarchy. In today’s world, the power of physical strength has been given least importance as compared to the power of knowledge.

This is not only true for the societies and groups, but also for the individuals. The ones with more knowledge and sharp minds do better in life as now we have meritocracy, i.e. merit-based society. Nowadays, the standard of measurement of knowledge is tested through examination, discussions, interviews and performances.

The knowledge today provides opportunities to hold positions, which by the sanction of the society, carry some rights. These rights are actually the powers which go along with that position. The more organized and complex the society and civilization become, the more will be the importance of knowledge. This is because complexity and organization cannot be managed by people who lack knowledge. Thus, we can say that in the present world, knowledge is power.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Information on AIDS – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS gradually reduces the effectiveness of the immune system and leaves individuals susceptible to opportunistic infections by making the body vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses. People with AIDS also have an increased risk of developing various cancers.

What are the causes of AIDS?
AIDS is caused by a retrovirus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus causes slow but constant damage to the immune system cells, thereby leading the body to have difficulty in fighting off the infections. HIV is usually transmitted through sharing needles, unprotected sex, and from mother to infant before or during delivery or while breastfeeding.

Symptoms of AIDS – HIV Infection
People who become infected with HIV may not notice any immediate change in their health. However, some suffer from a flu-like illness within a few weeks of becoming infected, have complaints of fever, headache, tiredness, and may also develop a rash or swollen glands. These symptoms usually disappear within a few weeks after which the person feels normal. This asymptomatic phase often lasts for years. The median time to receive an AIDS diagnosis among those infected with HIV is 7-10 years.

Treatment of AIDS
The treatment of AIDS includes the antiretroviral medications which control the reproduction of the virus slow down the progression of the disease. When used in combination, these medications are termed Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART). HAART combines three or more anti-HIV medications in a daily regimen.

When you start to choose antiretroviral treatment, you must adhere to it. People with this condition should take the advice of the experts to know the latest mode of therapy.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sushmita Sen – The First Indian Miss Universe

Sushmita Sen, who is an epitome of Indian beauty, was born on 19 November, 1975. She was crowned as Miss Universe in 1994 when she was 18 years old, and hence became the first Indian lady to win the title by making her country proud.

She has completed her schooling from Air Force Silver School in Delhi and has also obtained a degree in Journalism. Sushmita’s family consists of her father, mother and two siblings. Her father, Shubeer Sen, is a former Air Force Wing Commander. Her mother, Subhra Sen, is a fashion artist and a jewellery designer. She has two siblings; a sister, named Neelam, and a brother, named Rajeev.

Sushmita Sen has adopted two baby girls whom she named Renee and Alisha. She adopted Renee on 13 April, 1999 and Alisha on 19 November, 2009, which also happens to be her birthday.

Sushmita Sen’s first public appearance was at the Air Force Club contest at the age of 15 years. After that she did a few fashion and ramp shows. Soon after that, she was crowned as Miss Universe. After winning the title, she appeared as an actress in a Bollywood movie, named ‘Dastak’, in the year 1996. Though the movie was not a hit, but Sushmita’s presence and work were noticed and well appreciated.

Two years later, she won the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actress for the movie ‘Biwi No. 1’. Since then, she did many movies and won many nominations. One of her biggest hits till date is the film ‘Main Hoon Na’ that was released in the year 2004, in which she was starred opposite to Shahrukh Khan. She also won the Rajiv Gandhi Award for achievement in Bollywood.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Role of Media in National Integration

It was said by pundits of history that North and South India were two separate entities and all those rulers who tried to conquer and command South India along with North India were doomed; while this thinking was negated by the examples of emperor Ashoka and the British.

Role of media

The growth of communications and education under the British, in the 19th century, helped bringing the people of India together. The struggle for independence generated a spirit of unity and nationalism amongst the people and a large contribution to this came from the media, i.e. the newspapers. Media exposed the true face of British imperialism and colonialism, and helped in creating awareness and consequent unity among Indians to fight the British.

After independence, the Indian media developed rapidly, including the radio, and then the television. Any occurrence in any corner of the country immediately spreads all over through the media. The spreading of news is not just the conveyance of information, but it also acts as a catalyst in creating identification with the nation, its people, culture, and thoughts. In earlier days, not everyone was able to know what exactly happened and the whole picture used to become clear after a much delay but with the wide reach of media via Television and Internet, everyone gets the news instantly and easily evaluates the situation by various means.

Growth of Nationalism

Newspapers, radio, television and movies reach all the people in India. The same things are thus seen and read all over the country, and this helps in the growth of similar mentality and thoughts. This can also be seen as the growth of consciousness of belonging to one nation. This is the growth of Nationalism. Now, people all over the country have easy access to information and latest news; they also have various platforms to share their views and learn more about the subject. It helps by bringing the people together and spread information instantly all over the country.

Nationalism in itself contains the seed of unity and the national integration. The same values that get conveyed through media, directly or indirectly, help sustain nationalism and thus, national integration.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Taj Mahal – The Symbol of Love and Beauty

The Taj Mahal is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals. In 1983, the Taj Mahal was declared as the World Heritage Site. Moreover, it was also voted by millions of people, from all over the world, on the internet to become one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’.

The Taj Mahal was built by the fifth Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, in the memory of his dear wife Mumtaz Mahal at Agra, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It signifies as the ‘Symbol of Eternal Love.’ The Taj Mahal is the mausoleum of both Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan.

The Taj Mahal stands on the bank of river Yamuna and was constructed over a period of twenty two years, employing thousands of workers. Its construction began in the year 1631 and was completed by the year 1653. It was designed by the Iranian architect Istad Usa.

The Taj Mahal is the epitome of Mughal art that combines the Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural styles. It is made of white marble. It sparkles like a jewel in the moonlight. The Taj is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden when the moon shines. It is said to depict the moods of a woman.
This marvel is one of the most loved tourist spots in the world. Tourists from all over the world visit Agra to see the most famous and beautiful architectural wonder, Taj Mahal, which is only 135 miles away from Delhi, the capital of India.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Indian professionals outdo casual Europeans

As per a global Reuters/Ipsos poll on business attire, it was found that Indians dress smartest for work, which involve around 12,500 people from different countries. 58 per cent of Indians prefers to wear a suit or other smart clothing for work and business while only 27 percent Europeans wants to wear a business suit or smart clothes to work.

Formal v/s Casual clothing
The poll found that 66 percent of workers said senior managers that ran an organization should always dress up in formal and business clothing. To add more, 64 percent Indians particularly think casual wearers would not promote to senior management so easily. After India, it is Saudi Arabians where 51 percent people ruled out casual dressers making senior management and France coming third at 45 per cent.

After 58 percent Indians, it is South Koreans and Chinese people who also prefer to wear professional and smart clothing at work place with 47% and 46% respectively. Hungarians tops the list from bottom with only 12 percent likes to wear formal clothing and 46% of Hungarians prefers to wear shorts at work place. Americans were found in middle of the list with 37 per cent prefers to wear smart clothing while 32 per cent prefers shorts over formals.

These poll results show that country with smart clothing like India and China are leading while the economic problems are continuously increasing in Europe and America. Does it mean smart clothing has some kind of impact on mind and productivity? I think it is the time for the world to think.

What do you think about clothing? Please share your views in the comment section below.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

How to Identify Stroke and Save Life

Many times we hear of people dying due to stroke, but if we ask what exactly happened, nobody gives you proper answer and says, it just happened suddenly and he/she died. What normally happens is that the injured person falls down and after few hours’ just passes away, though there is no physical injury. Actually there may not be any physical injuries but most of the times there are internal injuries, which causes such disasters after stroke.

Signs of Strokes
As per some neurologists, there are few ways to identify stroke. So, if someone falls down near to you and he/she feels a bit diminished, just ask him/her few questions and you can recognize whether that person has suffered a stroke or not.

These questions are:
  • Ask the individual to SMILE
  • Ask the person to TALK (just ask to speak a simple sentence of 4-5 words)
  • Ask the person to RAISE both arms
If that person shows trouble in any one of these tasks, call the Ambulance immediately and describe the symptoms as there could be possibilities of internal injuries and blood clotting.

There is one more sign to identify stroke. Ask the person to stick out his/her tongue. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, or if it goes to one side, then that’s an indication of stroke. So, whenever you see someone clotting after an accident, ask the person above questions and you can save one life. Saving one life means giving happiness to many.

So, always remember STR (Smile, Talk, Raise).

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Best 5 amazing architectural buildings

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has honoured the RIBA International Awards to buildings for their breathtaking beauty and futuristic design in 2011. Find out the list of best 5 buildings with marvelous architecture:
  1. Masdar Institute Campus, Abu Dhabi - The campus built by the Architect, Foster and Partners uses traditional and modern materials for a perfect blend of natural lighting and cooling that minimizes energy requirements.
  2. Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou, China - Built by Zaha Hadid Architects, this structure resembles two pebbles along the Pearl River and looks like a space ship under the stars, which costs around USD 200 million.
  3. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia - It is a group of buildings, terraces, pools and gardens situated 100 meters above the Indian Ocean on a limestone cliff, which costs around USD 100 million.
  4. Galleria Centercity Department Store, Cheonan, Republic of Korea - The beautiful Galleria Cheonan built by the architect UN Studio, is a semi-cultural meeting place and a department store with a total area of 66,700 sq m.
  5. North College, Rice University, Houston, USA - This building with 400 rooms has a glass-covered cafe and a special exhibition gallery. The gross internal area is about 300,000 sq m.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

How to Decorate Children’s Room

Children’s room should be decorated in such a manner which makes them enjoy after coming to the room. The child must be comfortable in that room. If you are planning to decorate your child’s room then you have to keep few things in mind.

Tips to decorate children’s room
The first and foremost thing is to know and understand the choice of your children. It is important to take the advice of the child also so that he/she will feel special and good after entering the room. You can select some unique color for the walls depending upon the choice of your child. Some children like bright colors whereas some like light colors that are soothing to the eyes. You can also have different colors for different walls. After completing the walls, put the lights in a way that could create a good ambiance. You can also go for combination of dim and bright lights.

After you are done with the walls and lights, select the furniture according to the room space. Do not overload the room with extra furniture. Select a beautiful bed and place it at proper location. Always create a proper study space which is very important. Put a study table and a chair so that your child can comfortably sit and study.

If your child loves soft toys, then you can place some soft toys on the bed and some in the corners. You can decorate the walls either by family photographs or by some good cartoon posters and collages.
So, these are some of the tips you must keep in mind while decorating your children’s room.

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