Tuesday, December 20, 2011

An Enigma: Demised North korean "DEAR" Leader Kim Jong IL

Kim Jong-il, the North Korean dictator(as rest of the word call him), who died on Saturday aged 69, presided over the systematic impoverishment and starvation of millions of his people, while enjoying the life of a spoiled playboy – fast cars, fast women, cellars of vintage French wines, and a passion for Rambo and Daffy Duck videos. Although he is usually greeted as 'Dear Leader' in his country.

Nobody knows the truth even after his death(as per some news,he is not dead) as North Korea is an elusive nation and outside media is  almost unable to penetrate inside news.North Korea and Kim Jong il was and still surrounded by speculations.Everything about him like his love for movies and french wines are came to be known from his chefs and certain people from outside world who may have traveled with him in his luxurious train,it is said that he abhors air travel,he is phobic to airplane travel.China & Russia was the only nation known to media he traveled outside his nation.

Kim Jong il was in category of legends as people can just make speculations and approximations about him.There are many tales about his likes,dislikes and his uncanny demeanor.Dictators around the world from recently demised Qaddafi to Hitler,comprises of eccentric tales.Its all about mystery which makes them more prone to irrational speculations.Elusive leaders and dictators around the world are escalated to pinnacle of myths.

Kim Jong Il inherited power after his father, revered North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, died in 1994. In September 2010, Kim Jong Il unveiled his third son, the twenty-something Kim Jong Un, as his successor, putting him in high-ranking posts.Kim Jong Il inherited power after his father, revered North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, died in 1994. In September 2010, Kim Jong Il unveiled his third son, the twenty-something Kim Jong Un, as his successor, putting him in high-ranking posts.

Certain legends and tales surrounding him-

Reputed to have had a taste for cigars, cognac and gourmet cuisine — was believed to have had diabetes and heart disease.

Kim Jong Il had been groomed for 20 years to lead the communist nation founded by his guerrilla fighter-turned-politician father and built according to the principle of "juche," or self-reliance.

Even with a successor, there had been some fear among North Korean observers of a behind-the-scenes power struggle or nuclear instability upon the elder Kim's death.

Few firm facts are available when it comes to North Korea, one of the most isolated countries in the world, and not much is clear about the man known as the "Dear Leader."

North Korean legend has it that Kim was born on Mount Paekdu, one of Korea's most cherished sites, in 1942, a birth heralded in the heavens by a pair of rainbows and a brilliant new star.

Soviet records, however, indicate he was born in Siberia, in 1941.

Kim Jong Il, a graduate of Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung University, was 33 when his father anointed him his eventual successor.

Even before he took over as leader, there were signs the younger Kim would maintain — and perhaps exceed — his father's hard-line stance.

South Korea has accused Kim of masterminding a 1983 bombing that killed 17 South Korean officials visiting Burma, now known as Myanmar. In 1987, the bombing of a Korean Air Flight killed all 115 people on board; a North Korean agent who confessed to planting the device said Kim ordered the downing of the plane himself.

Kim Jong Il took over after his father died in 1994, eventually taking the posts of chairman of the National Defense Commission, commander of the Korean People's Army and head of the ruling Worker's Party while his father remained as North Korea's "eternal president."
Kim Jong il

He faithfully carried out his father's policy of "military first," devoting much of the country's scarce resources to its troops — even as his people suffered from a prolonged famine — and built the world's fifth-largest military.

Kim also sought to build up the country's nuclear arms arsenal, which culminated in North Korea's first nuclear test explosion, an underground blast conducted in October 2006. 




There are many more tales about him,but its hard to know,where reality ends & fantasy begins.




Friday, November 25, 2011

Sane world lingers between Real & Surreal.


No living being can solely exist in real world. Without  surreal we would be insane, Sanity which we relish is often combination of real and surreal. It is said that even animals dream, every living being dreams which connects us with surreal. Think about movies, comics, cartoons  etc. they ‘re  all to some extent pushes our step towards imagination and fantasy. 

World famous comics, cartoons, movies, novels, stories, paintings decipher the route to imagination for us and help us to be sane. Dreams , as per scientific researches  plays a very vital part in keeping our brain healthy. In our dreams we often do the things which is just impossible in reality. It rejuvenates us, gives us alternatives to perceive the world. A person who dream less or don’t dream at all suffers from mental disorder.

The Knight's dream, Painting by -Antonio de pereda
A research by Wharton college came to conclusion after a long research that people prefer  fiction  novels  and movies over non-fiction. Think about awesome comic s about  superheroes(yes, they were comics first which was later adopted into cartoons & movies)spiderman,superman,batman,x-men,hulk and many more of them ,we like them although we know they are not real.They make us believe in themselves for sometimes and believe me this sort of things keep us sane. Overdose of surreal could bring disaster as well . We all watched disney cartoons and fairy tales from Talespin to Ducktales, bunch of ducks,bears and variety of animal talking,flying planes,accumulating infinite money but we just forgot that they are just bunch of animals wearing clothes walking on two legs,This is what fantasy is about and we say we are all sane.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Real Freedom for former convicts.

Society is filled with Good & Evil beings.If evils, even very few in number could be turned good; can be a real asset for all of us.Freedom is really a very complex word, definition of freedom varies to different individuals.People who are free(who are not kept behind the iron cells) like us takes freedom for granted.My main motto of writing this post is inspired by Hindustan Time's article "HIRE UP" it was pertaining to job security for former prisoners.

Let me give you fantastic insights regarding it,which is fantastic and could bring drastic change in former convicts.Recently tihar jail organized placement  activities for prisoners who showed commendable behavior.100 prisoners,who are about to set free are found eligible for it.Its a tremendous effort to give them a second chance.These small acts act as a good signs for society because chances are that these former convicts(some of them are not even serious offenders and some of them even didn't committed any offenses) will not again indulge in wrongful deeds.

Number of companies even showed interest in hiring them.Sir Richard Branson(founder of virgin group) in Britain  even made the policy of hiring ex-convicts.Our society(even developed nations) perceives ex-criminals as not fit for jobs and it gives reason to ex-criminals to follow again on former tracks.There was a time in USA when gangsters were treated as Celebrities(watch johny depps's public enemies and recently released J. edgar starring Leonardo-di-caprio based upon true stories)Crime pays but in short term but if these demons are glamorized,things start taking ugly turn which already happened in USA,RUSSIA(formerly USSR).

I wish other jails(prisons) start doing placement activities for convicts,at least it can make a little mental change in convicts to follow right paths.As terrorists are brain washed for doing heinous things.Can't we follow these techniques to brain feed them that 'You got the second chance,make it better this time'
 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mythology & Reasons for Diwali celebrations.

As we all know the primary reason for which Diwali is celebrated which is-Return of The Lord Rama from Vanvas,after killing the dark lord Ravan.But there is more to it;lots of stories are connected with it which gives us more reasons to celebrate festival of lights.As a child i was always intrigued by tales of epic Ramayan and Mahabharat recited by my grandmother with full of zeal and it seemed to me as some history which really happened before and try to visualize those stories before my eyes.

As i grew up,it was more like just stories told to me in a childhood phase to instill moral values in me through Divine tales;so as what i thought.Later i realized whether these stories are true or false it doesn't matter because they have survived centuries to to be retold to us and it ll be continued in future too and they are meant to survive to reexamine our actions,its not so spiritual or philosophical as it is stated,i feel it can connect to anyone in real life.

"Mythology is like puzzle made us available through ancient writings,if we can unravel and decipher it our paths will be illuminated"

These are  10 historical and mythical reasons to celebrate Diwali-

1.)Goddess Lakshmi’s Birthday: On this very Diwali day, the Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi is said to have been incarnated from the depth of the bottomless ocean. The Hindu scriptures tell us that both Devas(gods) and Asuras (demons) were mortal (Mrita) at one point of time. Seeking a deathless condition (Amarattva), they churned the ocean to seek Amrita, the nectar of immortality (an event mentioned in the Hindu scriptures as "Samudra-manthan"), during which a host of divine celestial objects came up. Prime among these was Goddess Lakshmi, the daughter of the king of the milky ocean, who arose on the new moon day (amaavasyaa) of the Kartik month. She was subsequently married to Lord vishnu on the same darkest night of the year and brilliant lamps were illuminated and placed in rows to mark this holy occassion.

Hence the association of Diwali with Goddess Lakshmi and the tradition of lighting of lamps and candles during the festival. To this day, Hindus celebrate the birth of the goddess Lakshmi and her marriage to Lord Vishnu on Diwali and seek her blessings for the coming year.

2) The Legend of King Mahabali : The Bhagavata Purana (also known as Srimad Bhagavatam), the most sacred Hindu text, reveals how on a Diwali day Lord Vishnu, in his fifth incarnation as Vaman-avtaara, rescued Lakshmi from the prison of King Bali during the Treta Yug. Bali, or rather King Mahabali, was a powerful demon king who ruled the earth. Powered by a boon granted to him by Lord Brahma, Bali was invincible and even gods failed to defeat him in battles. Although a wise and perfect king otherwise, Mahabali was violent in his ways with the Devas (gods). On their insistence, Lord Vishnu disguised himself as a short Brahmin and approached Bali for some charity. The righteous and benevolent King couldn't refuse the Brahmin's offer and was tricked into giving up his kingship and wealth (of which Lakshmi is said to be the Goddess). Diwali marks this overcoming of Mahabali by Lord Vishnu and this is another reason why Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on Diwali.

In Kerala, the festival of 'Onam' is celebrated around August to mark this legend.

3) The Killing of Narakasura: The Bhagavata Purana tells us about Narakasura, an evil demon king who had managed to acquire awesome powers. Unrivalled in prowess, he conquered both the heavens and earth and was tyrannical in his reign. Addicted to power, he even stole the earrings of Aditi, the heavenly mother goddess, and usurped some of her territory. When Lord Vishnu was incarnated as Krishna in the Dwapara Yuga, he killed Narakasura on the day preceding Diwali and rescued 16,000 women whom the demon had imprisoned in his palace. The deliverance from the terrible Narakasura was celebrated with much grandeur, a tradition that continues to this day.

However, another version of the story credits Lord Krishna's wife Sathyabhama as the one who eliminated Narakasura. It is said that Narakasura could only be killed by his mother Bhudevi and as Satyabhama was an incarnation of the same Bhudevi, she only could kill him. Before death, however, Narakasura realized his mistake and requested a boon from Satyabhama that everyone should celebrate his death with colorful light. To commemorate his death, the event is celebrated in some parts of India as Naraka Chaturdasi, two days before Diwali day.

4) The Return of the Pandavas:  Hindu epic ‘Mahabharata’ reveals that it was ‘Kartik Amavashya’ (the new moon day of the Kartik month) when the Pandavas appeared from their 12 years of banishment as a result of their defeat in the hands of the Kauravas at the game of dice (gambling).5 Pandava brothers, their mother and their wife Draupadi were honest, kind, gentle and caring in their ways and were loved by all their subjects. To celebrate the joyous occassion of their return to Hastinapura and to welcome back the Pandavas, the common people illuminated their state by lighting bright earthen lamps everywhere. And the tradition is maintained to this day.

5) The Victory of Rama: The great Hindu epic ‘Ramayana’ describes how Lord Ram (the incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the Treta Yug) conquered Lanka after vanquishing the evil King Ravana and after passing a period of of fourteen years in exile returned to his capital Ayodhya on a new moon day of Kartik with wife Sita and brother Lakshman. To celebrate the homecoming of their beloved king, the people of Ayodhya burst crackers, lit up their houses with earthen lamps (diyas), and decorated the entire city in the grandest manner. Year after year this homecoming of Lord Rama is commemorated on Diwali with lights, fireworks, bursting of crackers and merriment. The festival gets its name Deepawali, or Diwali, from the rows (avali) of lamps (deepa) that the people of Ayodhya lit to welcome their King.

6) Coronation of Vikramaditya: It is also said that Vikramaditya, the legendary Indian king famed for his wisdom, valour and magnanimity was coroneted on the Diwali day following his victory over the Sakas in 56 BC. This was marked by a grand celebration which is still maintained annually. One of the greatest Hindu monarchs, Vikramaditya ruled the greatest empire in the world from modern-day Thailand in the east to the borders of modern-day Saudi Arabia in the west. Diwali, thus, apart from being a religious festival also has a historical association.

7) The Enlightenment of Swami Dayananda Saraswati: Diwali also marks the auspicious occasion when on a new moon day of Kartik (Diwali day) Swami Dayananda Saraswati, one of the greatest reformers of Hinduism attained his nirvana (enlightenment) and became Maharshi Dayananda, meaning the great sage Dayananda. In 1875, Maharshi Dayananda founded the Arya Samaj, "Society of Nobles", a Hindu reform movement to purify Hinduism of the many evils it became associated with at that era. Every Diwali, this great reformer is remembered by Hindus all over India.

8) The Enlightenment of Vardhamana Mahavira: For Jains, Diwali commemorates the enlightenment of Vardhamana Mahavira(the twenty-fourth and last Tirthankaras of the Jains and the founder of modern Jainism) which is said to have occurred on Oct. 15, 527 B.C. This is one more reason to engage in Diwali celebrations for pious Jains and other than the purpose of commemoration, the festival stands for the celebration of the emanicipation of human spirit from earthly desires.

9) Special Day for the Sikhs: For Sikhs, Diwali holds a special significance for it was on a Diwali day that the 3rd Sikh Guru Amar Das institutionalized the festival of lights as an occasion when all Sikhs would gather to receive the Gurus blessings. It was also on a Diwali day in 1619 that their sixth religious leader, Guru Hargobind Ji, who was held by the Mughal Emperor Jahengir in the Gwalior fort, was freed from imprisonment along with 52 Hindu Kings (political prisoners) whom he had arranged to be released as well. And it was also on the same auspicious occasion of Diwali when the foundation stone of the Golden temple  at Amritsar was laid in 1577.

10. Goddess Kali: Kali, also called Shyama Kali, is the first of the 10 incarnations of Goddess Durga, Lord Shiva's consort. According to legend, long ago after the gods lost in a battle with the demons, Goddess Kali was born as Kal Bhoi Nashini from the forehead of Goddess Durga. Said to be a personification of Nari Shakti (female power), Kali was born to save heaven and earth from the growing cruelty of the demons. After killing all the devils, Kali lost her control and started killing anyone who came her way which stopped only when Lord Shiva intervened. The well-known picture of Ma Kali, with her tongue hanging out, actually depicts the moment when she steps on the Lord and repents. 



Whatever reasons there are moot point is celebration and emphasizing of the power of righteousness it carries.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Innovation cycle





Science is upgrading itself by leaps & bounds.Technology is really fast & furious to make the previous inventions seems ridiculous,think about  cassette player(walkman) in which there were two sides and limited songs now fast forward and think about recent tiny devices(such as ipods) which can store lots of songs,more stylish and mobility is easy that too with lot of playback capacity for hours.Moot point to showcase these two  inventions is age of innovations;well there are lot many technological advancements other than example i had given but just linger for while on time between those devices.


Walkman came into existence in 1972 while in start of 80's they were available easily.It means in 80's cassette player were acquired by many and their owners felt pride that they own one.Year 1998 gave rise to digital players in 2001 ipod was launched.Difference of years between walkman(1972) to digital players(1998) which is staggering 26 years.After 2001 there are lot of inventions based on high mobility and computing powers.It took 26 years to reach that level of innovation but now it just takes 2-3 years to bring new innovations,finest example is transition from ipods to ipod touch which came very far from its predecessor in terms of varied usability,scalability & functionality.


Our technology in few centuries didn't make the advancements,which is made possible in past 5-6 years.Off-course past innovations are the base for present advancement in technology sector and coming future i means next 5-10 years will bring the unimagined technical wonders in our hand.I am no Alvin toffler who can predict future advancements but i m sure 3 laws of robotics coined by Isaac Asimov-

    1.    A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
    2.    A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
    3.    A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.


Will soon be taken into accounts as robotic science is fast combining itself with real lives.We are on verge of productive and destructive technologies simultaneously.Now lets see which triumphs over the other.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

BEING MEN……………



Evolution process occurred differently on human race (Men & Women), not just  our physical dissimilarities make us apart but its more  about intrinsic nature,attitude, demeanour ,code of conducts,style,attitude ,thinking process,IQ,EQ ,etc.

Gender creates a huge difference in the way the particular task is performed ,take for instance girls can dance well as compared to guys and their dancing is much more gracious and appealing.While on the other hand Guys seems much more easy while playing outdoor sports and got that extra factor which makes sports much more bombastic  to watch.(Well I am talking in generalized terms off course guys and gals both can dance and play outdoor sports ,i  just considered the majority for difference)
Being Men is very difficult sometimes, because  we are full of vanity,ego,pseudo-attitude but ;as it is said every cloud has silver linings same applies to us even we have our pros too .Passion and zest is just like our alto-ego but the thing we give our 100% in things we like or enjoy and that becomes our top priority.I am not someone who has proper academics or knowledge to describe men and women.This article is not about psychological graph and nuggets but about what being men means…
we guys like anything which is fast and can match our highest degree of style, suaveness and attitude.Guys love motorbikes and cars,have you ever given the thought WHY? Well for  proper and logical reasoning ,I have to take back you in time to the early stages of human evolution ,homo sapiens started hunting and hunters needed to be more acute,agile,fast and powerful and so the masculinity induced in of the genders which is males to posses all the aspects to become a expert hunter over a certain time at the evolution stages.Men started enjoying hunting it was not just a source of their food but also gives them utter enjoyment and it became like a game for them.Different types of tools are invented and they tried to expertise in handling tools.Just think a deer is running with all it might and hunter is trying to make it a prey.It needs wholesome effort from hunter to run fast(speed) and after outperforming prey,wounding it at vulnerable point, with right amount of energy(power).These  things escalated in male,what we are today and  enjoy speed,power  and sense of dominance.

Men  loves to control and perfect example is automobiles.Controlling a big powerful machines like SUV’s which have powerful engines ranging to thousands of CC(cubic capacity).It makes us feel proud to control the speed of gigantic machine,it needs awesome effort of brain and body parts.Formula 1 races and Moto GP is passionately liked by males all around the Globe.

Just think  controlling speeding automobile on zigzag and scary turnings gives a sense and dominance.
Even in earlier times fierce horses,bulls were tamed by men.To ride a adamant horse was one of the signs of respect from others and considered as courageous .Think about gladiators,fighting in a arena filled with people cheering for brutality.Killing the other man in combat brings glory.To kill somebody was not the real fun but people appreciating and watching you for bloody performance which gave sense of calmness to warriors.

Well this article could be hundreds of pages(Being women topic ,off course would be needing more than million pages) but Lets just end it here for time being……….

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Way of Warrior.

Rode upon his fine white horse,
There was a Warrior once,
Dauntless in war and capable in truce,
Nothing could make him loose,
Holding sharp sword in his hand;he move,
To cut and slash opponents in ruse,


Fearless in combat but fearsome in love,
Afraid to express his feelings to some,
Lost in  thought;he was captured by foe,
Got his savor;conceiving of beloved's eye,
Unruffled he trod to meet his torture,
Hanged till death was his fortune.


                         THE END

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hopes for better world

Life is strife inside and outside,
Pseudo pretenses  are ruling mankind,
Evolution it seems made us insipid,
Piousness is now obsolete aspect of humankind,
Vanity is induced now worldwide.


But life is also cordial after all grimness,
Like a adorable flower with few blemishes,
Amiability is still a virtue possessed by few denizens,
These people aspires hope to fetch us all real ethical styles,
So that we can still live with  peace and harmony in era of internal and external wars.

Friday, August 26, 2011

JOB-LESS APPLE,WILL TIM BE ABLE TO COOK RIGHT RECIPY FOR APPLE?


Apple’s rise as a superb & innovative company in recent times is nothing short of to be called as awesome.From personal computers to other widely accepted products ,Apple’s journey is incredible.Years ago there was nothing as i’s (phone,pad,pod) but steve’s vision turned it into a reality and made the “i” products  everyone’s favorite and subject of envy for its competitors ,who thought  Apple is going to be rotten.Microsoft tried to imitate the success of ipod with its product ZUNE(I am sure many of us even don’t know that it existed),but failed to capture the attention of consumers. Its market capitalization puts it just ahead or just behind the longtime No. 1, Exxon-Mobil.

Apple’s journey at a helm is not without dents,7 of its products can easily be tagged as failed in marketplace-

1)Apple III (1981)
Successor to the hugely popular Apple II is focused on business users and of course the price is also adjusted. Unfortunately, the hardware is not reliable

2)Lisa(1983)
Produced the first commercial computer with a graphical user interface is marketed at a price of U.S. $ 9,995 when it launches. As soon as a cheaper Macintosh was launched a year later, Lisa loss enthusiasts.

3)NeXT Computer (1989)
This is the work of Steve Jobs after being forced out of Apple. Computers are very sophisticated in its time. But just like the Apple III and Lisa, he was too expensive to be owned by mainstream users.

4)Puck Mouse (1998)
iMac is an important first product produced after Jobs returned to Apple Inc. in 1996 and achieved great success even though he uses a small round mouse. Unfortunately, since too small, the user can not distinguish the orientation of the object when held and is not visible as it is covered by the palm of the hand. This makes the mouse difficult to use.

5)The Cube (2000)
Small desktop computers is covered by a plastic casing is very beautiful. He won numerous awards from the design side, but failed in the marketplace because it was expensive
iPhone is not Apple’s first mobile phone. In 2005, Apple worked with Motorola Inc.. to launch the ROKR series.

6)iTunes Phone(2005)
Moto ROKR E6.Just 100 songs?


Apple TV (2007)
Apple’s efforts to be present in the family room done half-heartedly, unlike Apple’s efforts in general. Jobs himself recently said that Apple TV is just a hobby.

-Let’s have a quick look at the magical journey of Apple and Steve job’s vision to Catapult it into a Blue chip tech firm.!976 was the year when Steve jobs and steven wozniak co-founded apple and as it is said “Reality is stranger than fiction” it applies literally  upon Steve job,who was sacked from his own company and returned after sometime to head it again.For those who are not well acquainted with Macintosh,its truly a marvelous computer and in recent times emerged as one the best and powerful  Table pc and notebooks.
Apple timeline

Apple and steve’s Timeline-
1976 - High-school buddies Steven Wozniak and Steven Jobs start Apple Computer. Their first product, Apple I, built in circuit board form, debuts at "the Homebrew Computer Club" in Palo Alto, California, to little fanfare.
1977 - Apple II is unveiled, the first personal computer in a plastic case with color graphics.
1983 - Apple starts selling the "Lisa," a desktop computer for businesses with a graphical user interface, the system most users are familiar with today.
1984 - Apple debuts the Macintosh personal computer.
1985 - Jobs leaves Apple in 1985 after a power struggle.
1991 - Apple introduces the PowerBook 100, its first hit portable computer.
1993 - The Newton Message Pad debuts. Apple's first handheld device, it has a touchscreen and features tools found in today's smartphones, such as an address book, calendar and e-mail function. It flops.
September 1997 - Jobs is named Apple's interim CEO after the company records losses of more than $1.8 billion.
November 1997 - Jobs introduces a new line of Macintosh computers called G3, and a website that lets people order directly from Apple.
1998 - Apple unveils the iMac desktop computer.
2001 - Apple introduces the iPod, a palm-sized, hard-drive-based digital music player.
2003 - The iTunes Store opens, allowing users to buy and download music, audiobooks, movies and TV shows online.
August 2004 - Jobs announces he underwent successful surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas. The rare form of cancer is highly treatable.
2005 - The iPod adds video, and Apple fills out its portable media line with the low-end iPod shuffle, and sleek iPod nano.
October 2005 - Tim Cook is named Apple's chief operating officer, after serving as executive vice president of worldwide sales and operations since 2002.
January 2007 - Apple announces the iPhone. The device features one button on its smooth face and a virtual keyboard. It also introduces Apple TV, which attracts few buyers.
September 2007 - Apple unveils the iPod Touch -- essentially an iPhone without the phone -- which has wireless capabilities and performs much like a portable computer.
2008 - Apple opens its App Store as an update to iTunes. The store features small applications -- from games to social and business tools -- that add functions to the iPhone and iPod Touch. Apple also releases the MacBook Air.
January 2009 - Jobs takes leave for health reasons. COO Cook leads the company in the interim.
June 2009 - Jobs returns to the company after undergoing a liver transplant.
2009 - Apple releases the iPhone 3GS. The company has sold more than 220 million iPods so far.
2010 - Apple awards Cook a bonus valued at $22 million for leading the company during Jobs' sixth-month leave, during which its shares soared about 70 percent.
April 2010 - Apple begins selling the iPad, a 10-inch touchscreen tablet, and has an 84 percent share of the tablet market by year's end. Researcher iSuppli estimates 12.9 million iPads were shipped as of December 10.
November 2010 - The Beatles' 13 albums become available on iTunes, ending years of talks between Jobs, Beatles' management company Apple Corps and Beatles label EMI Group.
January 17, 2011 - Jobs announces that he will take another medical leave.
February 10, 2011 - Verizon Wireless, a venture of Verizon Communications Inc and Vodafone Group Plc, starts selling the iPhone in stores and puts an end to AT&T's exclusive contract for the phone in the United States.
February 15, 2011 - Apple launches a long-awaited subscription service for magazines, newspapers, videos and music -- a move that could hurt streaming services Netflix and Hulu.
March 2, 2011 - Apple launches the iPad 2, a sleeker, lighter version of its tablet with a new dual-core processor, two cameras and, for the first time, it comes in either white or black.

Steve took seat as a  chairman of the board of directors of Apple Inc., no doubt, he still will play a large role in the future of the company and new CEO Tim cook is calmer and he can analyze data quickly to pinpoint next steps.
GOOD LUCK APPLE

Friday, August 19, 2011

Anna Hazare-ism --



Corruption- A single word to describe unethical practices, usually at official level which creates hurdle in proper execution of important things. Reason is just one and that is MONEY. We all know money corrupts and corruption is based on simplistic assumption to have a monetary gain by whatever means. To make it simpler “by hook or by crook”. 

This article is not about technicalities about Lokball bill,its about simple things to attain required goal of thrashing corruption.

Decades ago there was a revolution to get freedom from foreigners (British people) led by Mahatma Gandhi in his unique manner,Now it’s time for a novel revolution and this time its led by another Gandhi follower ANNA HAZARE. This social revolution, if falls in right place than India could boast itself of the most transparent government on the world level. But it gives bounce to many questions such as-

-Lokpall Bill will really be as powerful to keep corruption in captivity?

-It will be a separate authority as Supreme Court (Judicial System) and Election Commission ,but we all know that this separate authorities are even not par from corruption at some level.So Lokpall Bill will be powerful enough to absorb the authorities from higher level?

India have good laws but we lag behind in execution, bureaucracy  rests  upon Monetary gains. Humans are gullible creatures ,we are easily corrupted by money and power.Even our mythology is filled with many instances of greed.Anna Hazare is creating waves and I am sure its bothering corrupts.Bill is based on very divine notion to keep corruption under control but its often said  “Power corrupts,Absolute power corrupts absolutely. 

Hoping for the best for Jan Lokpal Bill.