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Public Library in Chennai

Public Library in ChennaiThere are lot of attractions in Chennai -- pubs, discotheques, theme parks, amusement parks. But as there is a proverb in Tamil, not everything scales up when comes to educational service. The state and central government has in fact put up enormous efforts to build a worldclass library in Chennai which is functioning from Egmore Museum Complex. It is called Connemara Public Library. Of late, they have also tried to launch a website which gives information about its rich history. Check it out at: http://www.connemarapubliclibrarychennai.com/Let we (Chennaiites), make the best use of Connemara Public Library and support the state and central administration in their noble educational services. Educational services are really very noble. There is a tamil proverb that one who opens a school, takes the first step in closing a prison. The meaning behind this proverb is that as you make steps to highlight people with more education and knowledge, it streamlines the w…

Online Healthcare Venture from TCS

Online Healthcare Venture from TCSHave a small physical ailment or a mental stress but hard finding time to locate a doctor or to explain the same to him. I think, Tata Consultancy Services, has brought in a world-class online health care website called WebHealthCenter. The website is Microsoft Passport -enabled and hence you score another advantage of not being forced to remember one more username and password logon credential combination. You can safely and confidentially put your health query and the website takes effort to answer you in the best possible and earliest occasion. In some cases, they do suggest you to visit your own preferred doctor, in case, they suspect the disease or ailment that you are undergoing is bit complicated and may not be sufficient to check and manage via email and may need a personal medical attention.Check it out and I think it is really very useful website for everyone.

Audio and Video in your telephone from BSNL Network

Audio and Video in your telephone from BSNL Network

BSNL, is now committed, to usher in a plethora of innovations into the telecommunications world in India. The latest from BSNL this week is Audio and Video conferencing for BFone (Basic Telephone) subscribers. Now, you can keep watching others while talking to them, instead of the monotonous voice only calls to others. And what's more, basic subscribers do get conferencing facility to talk to more than one persons.Perhaps you can check out more details from BSNL Website. Let us send an appreciation word and congratulate BSNL and the Telecommunications Minister, Shri Dayanidhi Maran for putting all hardwork and trying to bring as much innovation as possible to bring more life into the age-old traditional telephone.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Emergency Contact Numbers

With the good and fast advent of telecommunications, indeed, the world has shrunk into a global village. You are in touch with anybody wherever you are and whenever you please. To ensure that you are really safe, each of the places' administrations have taken enormous measures to step up security to combat antisocials from spreading and creating pilferage or sabatoage.So, what is the point of discussing these now? Well. Today, being a Ugadi holiday, I was browsing through Nokia website and reading the latest models. In one of the documentation, I came to know of that 112 (International Emergency Number).  We would seen this number in a number of manuals also but would have silently ignored it but I just thought, I would put in some deep research into it. Just thought, I would put up a summary of Emergency Contact Numbers and tips in dealing with emergencies.Emergency Contact Numbers:Check out this URL on Tips and Treats website.Tips on dealing with Emergen…

Tackling Stress...

Tackling Stress...Stress has become an inevitable part of one's day to day life. If there is no stress, there would'nt be any progress or next milestone set towards the peak of the progress. In the same vein, too much of stress too is potentially dangerous, bringing along with it plethora of physiological cum psychological ailments and sufferings. One should cultivate a strikingly good balance for the same.I admit that this is a mechanical world. There are some tips to make stress come into your control. A few of them are:Punctuate your regular schedule with breaks. This way, you drive the boredom and monotony away, bringing in diversification and resuming the task in a more rejuvenated fashion.Oxygenating your physiology.  Take some deep breathe and a sip of pure oxygen gets up a lot of refreshment and fresh energy to resume the work with more vigor and higher productivity levels. We call this Pranayama and you can get more info on this from the Yogasite page.Prevent yourself…

Security of ATM DebitCards -- Part II

Security of ATM DebitCards -- Part IISome time ago, we were discussing the how much careless are banks in India and in particular Chennai regarding the security of customer's money with respect to account maintenance and ATM transactions.  You may like to check out the link from 2005 November Archive here.A week back there was a news video clipping in MSNBC which shared the same thought about ATM Debit cards and their associated PINs bieng lifted out from merchants and without your knowledge, thousands of dollars are being ripped out from your account. Check out the MSNBC article over here with the title "Debit card thieves get around with PIN obstacle". The article also presents a video for quick and explanatory view of the three page article.

Cancer Rose Day -- Cancer is curable

Cancer Rose Day -- Cancer is curableThe usual credit card statement that I was reading through and along with that  a usual bit of advertisement insertion. But I could'nt throw this one since it was having some information and some humanitarian concept on Cancer Rose Day and a message that Cancer is no more a killer disease but curable if detected already.Now, I was recalling that sometime back I had a doubt like what is WIA stands for? Hundreds of times, I have crossed the Cancer Institute WIA, Adyar and I have least noticed. About three months back, this question came to my mind. I found it out there, in Cancer Institute website. It stands for Women India Association and was founded by Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy  in 1918 in Adyar, along with the help of two Europeans, since she was deeply hurt by her sister succumbing to cancer and there were no medical aid that time to fight the dreaded disease.Then a more research on this Rose Day started. Rose Day is celebrated every year worldwi…

Security of Mobile Phones -- Chennai Perspective

Security of Mobile Phones -- Chennai Perspective

Of late, mobile phone theft has been seeing an upward curve particularly in India. The inclination and the acuteness of the incident had been to GSM technology cells since these do not have a tigher security infrastructure in place and the lifter can throw off the embedded SIM card and push a new prepaid SIMCard and start talking off.  Catalysing it is the callous attitude of the wireless and cellular networks that do not emphasize on a proper documentation other than, if I am right, the state-owned BSNL. While these networks focus on increasing the number of subscribers and adding congestion to the communication line, least they concenterate on the ethical use of mobiles.Actually, one of my friend had to lose his GSM mobile that way yesterday and hence I thought, I would have a writeup for the benefit of other readers.Some of the tips mentioned here may apply for Chennai/India region only If the reader finds a common thing for other par…

Safe Banking with SBI

Safe Banking with SBII was trying to writing this for sometime since but I again some sort of inertia or lethargy kept things postponing. I have no intention of harming them rather all are based on either my friends or my personal observations and based from various trusted sources. If you have a doubt, challenge me either through an email or post a comment and I would be most glad to assist through the details.Banking with all these fancy goons like ICICI, HDFC etc. are I think only time bound. A few observations for the interesting to think over:There are standard and so much of processes in the recruitment of bank staff for Nationalized Banks. I don't think these fancy folks are anywhere near to compete them or even dream of competing them.Not a day passes without ICICI getting into so much of fraudulent transactions.  A few of them would be listed here:ICICI HomeLoan ForgeryCheck out this Ryze thread that sings ICICI's glory.To summarize, it is always best to bank with our…

Initiative for the School Page

Initiative for the School PageWell. The initiative for uploading the school and education services content in http://vdeepakkumar.netfirms.com/edu.html has been procrastinating since a long time. I guess, curse my laziness, it was about 3 weeks. Last Thursday, when I went to Tiruvallikeni and it was the morning hour. I chanced to hear the morning prayers from a small primary school near the temple, right near the temple car. The sloka is actually mentioned in the post. This triggered me and I wanted this to upload the content and today, I was relatively free and have uploaded the same. I forgot to notice the school name since it is a very small school and the nameboard was not prominent. However, I would like to send my thanks through the ether and the God to reach them.

The Noble Educational Service

The Noble Educational ServiceIt is rightly said that lighting one candle with another dims neither. Rather it makes the room still brighter. Also, there is a tamil proverb that one who opens a school rightly lays the foundation to close a prison. It has been my humble thought and vision to provide a page so that somebody searching out for schools/colleges or other educational services should be guided to the right place with least effort. Perhaps my thought was to create a page having a database of all schools. But this effort is herculean. I don't think, I have enough budget to support this either.Hence, limited to my budget, I have dedicated a page in my website and you can check it out at http://vdeepakkumar.netfirms.com/edu.htmlYou can leave your comments by listing other links to educational services. It would be of great service to millions of people worldwide.On a personal front, I have also had the opportunity to be as a project guide for a couple of final year students in…

Tax and Investment -- A Guide

Tax and Investment -- A GuideThis is a simple Tax and Investment guide and perhaps as of this writing, this applies to the financial year 2005-06. However, you may at your own discretion, take these suggestions and analyse the same. Please do not blame later while depending upon these suggestions. These are purely for guidance purposes only and provided as-is for the benefit of readers. Also most of these things (or almost all) apply to Indian Taxation and Investment cloud scenario. Investments for the sake of gaining better tax rebates has always been a good practice, not just to satisfy the taxman but also for the future of the investor. But there is a saying in Tamil 'Athula pottalum Alandhu Podu', which means even a donation like throwing coins in the river need to be accounted and coins counted before dispensing the same into the flowing river. Perhaps that would be a befitting stuff since most of us would keep recieving calls on your mobile phone on a daily basis (or hou…

Holi Ayi Re :: Happy Holi

Holi Ayi Re :: Happy HoliThe nation celebrates the most colorful day of Holi or Holikotsava today.  The two-day festival, the evening of the first day, where bonfires are lit in the public place and the second day is Rang-Panchami.Previously, I guess, as the legend goes it was celebrated till the fifth day of the fortnight, since Rang means color and Panchami means fifth day.Let us greet one another and say Happy Holi!

6th Birthday of my Chellam

6th Birthday of my ChellamMarch 8th is revered Internationally as International Womens Day. Thanks to Apcom Computers, that this day that year of 2000, our team @Agenda NetMarketing, launched the most innovative and women's guide, called SitaGita.com. She is now part of and a proud member of Sify Women Channel. It was more than just a web portal for us, the team at 3rdagenda [Agenda NetMarketing]. It introduced with each other a full realtime product delivery. She gave the opportunity for us, when we just passouts of college. She gave a vibrant development experience. She introduced and brought in an affectionate and lovely community of friends at TakeWing and 3rdAgenda.The little kid humbly crawls into her 7th year today. Let us join together to wish the little kid Many Many Happy Returns of the Day.Though each of our member are individually spread across the globe now, perhaps this brings in and keeps up the most green memories. She is just not our kid but our pal, friend, philo…

Pepper Spray -- Novel Defence of Girls/Working Women

Pepper Spray -- Novel Defence of Chennai GirlsI think it is time for EveTeasers in Chennai to start encountering the toughest of thier times since a novel product called Wild-to-Wild (A Self Protection Pepper Spray) seems to be available in Chennai and other parts of India too. I read this in a local magazine from Tambaram previous week. Today I was relatively free and then checked a couple of websites to get more details to share it with other readers too.What is Wild-to-Wild?It is a small can, with the capacity of 50 ml to 100 ml packed with a mixture of red chili pepper extracts. This is mainly to serve as a self-defense for girls travelling lonely from workplaces to homes in Chennai, who are being targetted by eve teasers. So, I think now it is the turn for eve-teasers to face the music they were giving to Prathiba, Nirmala, Sarika Shaw etc. The product also seems to have a good range of seven feet from which it can be sprayed and used.How it is used?A small spray fitting into the…