Lets Heal your broken heart !

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Hey there,

So you broke up! Are you facing the same bunch of questions like, How long it will take to get through your daily routine without feeling the pain of a broken heart ? When will you stop thinking, that what exactly went wrong? if these are some of the questions you are asking yourself everyday than you are not alone my dear friend.

Broken heart sometimes make you feel that your life is meaningless. All of your work, interests and friends may no longer hold any joy. It wont be a surprise even if you are experiencing physical pain, nervousness or insomnia. In this period everybody will try to calm you down by saying "Dont worry 'Time heals all wounds' " well if you think the same, you really dont want to heal your pain . Do not leave healing process on time. Just little steps and large amount of hope can do it for you quickly . Remember lines of Christopher Reeve "Once you choose hope, Anything is possible " . I'll hellp you to get through this.

Click here and lets start the healing process.. happy healing :)

Inspired by: Amelie Chance.


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FAQ's About Accenture

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I AM WEAK IN MY SUBJECTS. SO, IF ANY SENIORS PLZ TELL ME WAT KIND OF PREPARATION SHOULD I DO ??

ans- dnt u wry.. u jus ve to b thorugh in C... de remainin u can pick up as dey train u... dey ll train u up on RDBMS,SQL...4 passing every test dey give u 3 attempts...need nt get tensed.. u can cope up... Start Readin now... or full have SleeplesNights durin ur Training.

Q. WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THEY WILL TEACH US DURING TRAINING PERIOD AND SHOULD I HAVE TO TAKE ANY COURSES BEFORE JOINING ACCENTURE. SO PLZ HELP ME.

a. wont teach u nething although they will try hard to make u know every subject within 2 days... which is not feasible at all.......... all objective questions that comes in several company offcampus test ... try to solve yesvant kanetkar's TEST UR SKILL .. that may help u... rest try to find as many online questions on c as possible........ dont learn nething u r never sure
in wat platform u will be put in....

Q. TRNG LOCATION ??

a. Accy HRs will intimate u thru mail as to when ur trainings would start. So don't bother!
You must have given them a preference list as to the order of the locations u prefer. However, before this "Preference List" come a few other priorities. I'll just list them for you.

1. The first priority is based on requirement. If you've opted for Banglore, but there is a requirement in Mumbai(and none in Banglore), you're preference list is gonna be chucked out through the window!

2. If you're preference says Pune, but there are no fresher training facilities in Pune! So you'll be posted to a training facility(say in Mumbai as that's the closest to Pune and also if Mumbai can accomodate you). They may contemplate a transfer later in your career.

Now, if you do get posted to a location you didn't actually picture yourself, you could always request for a transfer.

Your trainings can be anywhere in Mumbai, Hyd, Chennai or B'lore. The location MAY also depend on ur preference sheet which u gave while u successfully cleared the interview. Once ur trainings are over, the HR MAY post u to a different location. But it depende stotally on ur luck wheter u get ur preferred location..u may or may nt

Q. TRNG ACCOMMODATION ??

a. u guys are gonna get royal accomodation during the first 2 weeks. After that u better fend for urself. And yeah...when I mean royal... i mean ROYAL!!!Enjoy while it lasts! Officially...accy wouldn't provide u any help with the accomodation.
However, u could speak to the training co-ordinators here and they'll help u to get a house on RENT.. yeah... its kinda good that we become independend soon! In my case, we enjoyed the first week... come back from office and use the swimming pools and gyms of the places where we stayed, roamed around, made new friends, got dropped by the company bus right in front of our places,etc! After the first week, u'll fell comfy with a few ppl and will start hunting for houses after training! Now, these brokers here know that we're laden with money (IT industry has that kinda reputation), so they make maximum use of it! Finally most of us found houses... the trainin period is usually for 2 months..

Q. IN R OFFER LETTR IT'S MENTIONED THT WE'LL B GETTIN 10,000 FOR RELOCATION..?? IS IT FIXED.I MEAN EVRYBDY WILL GET THT OR DO WE NEED 2 SHOW R EXPENSES WHICH WE MADE 4 RELOCATION N WE'LL GET THT AMOUNT ONLY [OFCRSE UP2 10000...]???

a. All ur expenses will be reimbursed subject to a MAXIMUM of 10k. If u produce bills for 8k u'll only be given 8k. However, even if u produce bills for 15k, only 10k will be reimbursed. 5k is ur own expense. I hope I've clarified this. anything which will contain ur relocation within 10k! And this could also include ur parents flight charge.

Q. CAN WE CHOSE THE TECHONOLOGY IN TH 2ND MONTH F TRAININ? OR WE'LL BE ALLOTTED ONE BASED

ONE SOME CONDITIONS..????

a. The HRs, at the end of the first month of training, will ask u which technology ur most comfy in. If ur comfy with Java, and they've not enough ppl for Java, they'll put u in Java rather than .NET where they've a greater requirement. If ur comfy with nothing, then they'll put u in something they feel best. streams are most of the time decided on random basis, depends upon the requirement at the moment, but chances arebright that you can choose between, three-four streams, while in training and you mite end up, getting technology of yourchoice,well for swappig, depends upon the hr, if she agrees thats fine.

Q. WAT R THE SUB TAUGHT IN TRNG??

a. practicals - C, data structures, DBMS

theory - SDLC etc ...

Q. BENCH PERIOD ??

a. Now on minimum bench period... zero days. You could get locked onto a prj as soon as u exit training. How long will u be on bench if u get there??? As long as some prj needs ur services

Q.WEEKLY APPRAISALS...??

a. i guess u meant weekly reviews of what u've done. Thats all time bound and prj specific. If the prj is into its final phases, u may have a daily review, else it could be a weekly or a monthly review. Now, if u actually did mean appraisals as in evaluating ur performance in accy... then the HRs would have no other job than to keep evaluatingWe've those kind of
appraisals once in six months!

Q. AGREEMENT ??

a. Bond is an agreement between u and the company stating that you'd work with Accy for a minimum period or else paycompensation to the company towards your training and allied expenditure. Now, in Accy... UR asked to sign a bond onlywhen u nearly complete the training. Depending on your technology, the bond amout may vary. For example the bondamount for Java is 50,000/- whereas that for a hot skill like Peoplesoft, it's 1,00,000/-. The bond duration is for one year.Hope i've answered this?

Q. HEY,CAN U TELL ME THE WORK PATTERN IS IT HECTIC OR SO??

a. Work is as hectic as the prj demands. If ur into a maintenance prj, in all probability ur work is pretty chill. If u get into development, in all probability the pressure depends on how fast u move things!

Q. WILL THERE B ANY MEDICAL TEST BEFORE JOINING???????

a. no…

Q. THERE ARE A LOT OF RUMOURS THAT IN INDIA ACCENTURE ONLY HAS OUTSOURCIN N CONSULTANCY...BUT NO CORE TECHNICAL WORK IS UNDERTAKN....I KNW IT CNT BE TRUE LUKIN AT THE STRATURE OF THE COMPANY...BUT STILL WANTD TO CONFIRM IT WID U.....

A. Accenture is Technology, Outsourcing and Consulting company and can expect all types of work in India. If you in to Solution then the nature of work will be technology. Working on a outsourcing way is not easy need to come across lots of challenges. Coz you will be working on a domestic on site format and its challenging to satisfy the clients and its good
experience. It also make you understand how other company works and at the same time how accenture functions its operation. As everyone knows Accenture is the No.1 Consulting company in the world. And technology in accenture is par from many other companies. Lots of scope to learn new techonology. Will scrub shoulders with many Tech savvy guys.

Q. I HAVE A DOUBT, TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT ON-SITE OPPURTUNITIES IN ACCY, IT IS OFTEN SAID THAT SINCE THERE IS ENOUGH WORKSPACE IN OTHER COUNTIES FOR ACCY THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ON-SITE OPPURTUNITES WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER INDIAN COMPANIES WHICH HAVE LESSER PRESENCE IN OTHER COUNTRIES.

a. Oh yeah... onsite opportunities are again prj dependend. If the prj feels u've worked long enuf and that the onsite team could do with u, u'll be there! How long... maybe 1-2 yrs!
Or else if there a kinda training which the prj wants u to do and if this training's only available onsite, they'll send u. Now, does accy give lesser oportunities to go onsite... well Acy has a presence of abt 1.5lac employees worlwide! Whomall will they give an onsite opportunity? Infy (at max)has only half accys strength. So u may feel they send ppl onsite moretoo often. This is my personal opinion. I'm not saying I'm right... but i believe i'm not wrong either

Q. IS THE SALARY GOING TO BE REVISED BEFORE WE JOIN??

a. sal will increase after u join, confirmd, 1yr after u join dat is.. lol.

cheerz..

Q. TEST DURING TRAINING ???

a.well, in training, tests are taken of only those subjects,which are taught during the training, and yes if you fail, you are given two more attempts to secure 60 %, failing to achieve this, could led to termination. u'll have to take periodical exams during ur training... just like we have sessionals during our college. But the only difference is, all u need to do here is pass and this performance wouldn't be considered in ur accy career again

Q.DOES ACCY PROVIDE CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY. ??

a.Depends on what u call cutting edge technology and what kinda job u'll do later in ur career... Now trainings depend onthe trainers the most. I've come across amazingly great ppl (who know the A-Z of the topic) as well as really pathetic ppl(who're just there to get a few brownie points!).

Q. WHTS IS D AVG TIME A JSE TAKE TO JUMP TO D NXT HIGHER LEVEL(DUDE U LEFT THS QUERY UNANSWRD IN D PREV POST). ALSO PLZ LEMME KNW D GROWTH PROSPECTS FR A FRESHER IN ACCEN.

a. 1yr. And you'll grow at the rate u perform and keep ur bosses happy.

Q. WHTS D KIND OF SALARY HIKE DOZ A PERSN WHU HS WRKD FR 1.5ODD YRS IN ACCEN GETS, WHILE SWITCHING TO ANOTHER CO.?? I MEAN I HAV KNWN GUYS MAKIN A SWITCH FRM INFY BEING PAID ROYALLY
IN D NEW FIRM JUS COZ F D KINDA TRAININ THOZ GUYS R IMPARTED. PLZ COMPARE IF POSB.

a.Ur right! If u work in accy for a couple of yrs, u'll be in real hot demand within the market. Why??? Bcoz accy is the best place to train ur fresh mind. By the time u exit accy u'll have good solid fundas and that will make u quite tempting for
other softy companies.

Q. I WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE STATE OF DEVELOPEMENT WORK AC ACCY. DO THEY ALLOCATE A FRESHER IN DEVELOPMENT.

a. 1. yes they do put freshers on development.

Q.WHAT ABOUT THE HIKE IN ACCENTURE. WHEN DO THEY GIVE IT AND WHATS THE % OF HIKE.

a. hike is dependent on ur performance, u can b rest assured it will b more than the sal of the batch tah joins after u..depnding on ur performance hike has no limits..

Q. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE DESIGNATION OF SOFTWARE ENGG AND THEN SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGG IN ACCY.

a. u get a mandatory promotin to the post of SE after an year.. thereafter it is agin soley on ur tech skills nd performance...

Q. IS D PLACE WHR I HAV BEEN POSTED FOR TRAINIG, THE PERMANENT PLACE WHR I WUD BE WORKIN....OR AFTR THE TRAINING THEY WILL SHIFT US TO ANOTHER PLACE..??

a. mostly ur traing loc is ur joing loc... but u can apply for a transfer..

Q. WATS THE SCHEDULE LIKE WAT SORT OF TRAINING ETC IS BEING VIEN
CAN U PLZZZ TELL US A MORE BOUT IT!!!!

a. presently v're undergoing basic trng which comes before domain trng .. yes it is classroom teaching only, but in Lab .. d lab is @ an ext. loc. not in Accy office ..
isnt much tuff .. but u need to keep ur feet on fire .. lazy hue tau gaye kaam as v've 2 keep on givin 2-3 tests every week thruout d 2 months trng .. being regular n attentive koi prob. nahi ayegi 9 to 5-6 is our schedule - 5 day week

Q. CAN U PLZ TELL US WAT ALL DOCUMENTS DO WE NEED TO CARRY AT THE TIME OF JOINING???

a. u will hav to carry all certificates
...10 & 12th
...thn degrees certificates(all from 1st year onwards)
...6paasport size photos
...2 stamp size pics
...ur offre letter
...passport

…Pan card
...health info:blood grp & alergy if u hav thats it.....

Q.HOW IS THE FOOD AT ACCENTURE...HOW MANY TIMEZ DO DEY PROVIDE NON-VEG...DO THEY PROVIDE CANTEEN FACILITY OR DO WE HAV TO PAY??? WAITIN 4 RPLY

A.there's a huuuuuuuuge cafeteria where ya can hav enythin u need ... ya'll hav 2 pay either by cash or get it cut in frm ur package via food coupons

Q. CAN U TELL ME WHAT WILL HAPPEN ABOUT THAT 20K VARIABLE PAY WHICH IS OTHER THAN 2.3L.. DO WE GET THE FULL AMOUNT OR PART OF IT.. AND WHEN DO WE GET IT...

a. you get it semi annually. first installment in sep and next in march

Q. ACCY LEAVE POLICY...??

a. 10 - public holidays in a year...
7 - sick leaves....
20 days of vacation....

Q. CN U TELL ME WHICH IS BEST ACCENTURE OR TCS????

a. when u have come to an accenture community it is obvious that v say Accenture is the best.. N in general if u want infoAccenture is the worlds highest outsourcing company and one among the top ten in America.. And among the top 100 inworld.. N TCS as you know its Indian company.. Oppurtunities compared to Accenture is less in TCS..

Q. SHOULD I CARRY BOOKS OF C,C++,DBMS, OR THEY WILL PROVIDE MATERIAL??

a. dey provide course material but i guess thts not enough... so its better you carry books...
i didnt carry n so i had to buy dem...

Q. ABROAD CHANCES ??

a. well if u waana sighting chances to go abroad as fresher then honestly u have to be exceptional but i would say be grounded build a good conceptual knowledge of ur stream and then may be in ayear or two u will be onsite.

Q. HOW MANY DAYS BEFORE WE SHOULD REACH TO THE PLACE ? AND THE ACCOMODATION WILL BE GIVEN FROM WHICH DAY ? IS IT FROM THE DATE OF JOINING OR ONE DAY BEFORE THAT.

a. u don't have to worry they make accomodation arrangements for u 1 day prior to joining so u need not get worried waha ek din pehle se karenge pahucho sab naye hai jaan pehchaan ho jaayegi aur wahan sab settle ho jaayega so chill.

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Accenture India Locations

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Well.. This is the info gathered again from some blog.. I wish its useful to you guys..

Mumbai in the views of Mr.Shri:

Guys dis thread is basically so dat ppl who r livin in cities where accenture is gnna conduct dere training as well as job centres can help ppl who r livin outside da given region...abt locality,mode f transport,food,cost of livin & other basic information coz within a month v r gnna get our places of joinin..so basically dis is a request 2 ppl livin in MUMBAI,CHENNAI,B'LORE,PUNE,HYDERABAD,DELHI 2 chip in wid info abt dere respective cities...& ppl frm otha cities r kindly expected 2 jus sit up & notice..
**************MUMBAI*****************
1)Accenture centres-vikhroli,malad

2)culture-I guess ppl hav read enuf in da papers already neways honestly spkin mumbai is a very friendly city..languages spoken are hindi,marathi,english..due 2 its cosmopolitan nature u can get sum1 of ur type sumwher 4 sure

3)climate-very humid in da summers,heavy rains,chilly weathers in da winters..so its pretty sticky out here actually ..temp ova 30 C n summers...& arnd 10-15 in winters

4)Mode of transport-primarily trains is da lifeline of da city..centres both mentioned above are pretty close 2 da respective stations,bikes wud b anotha gud way 2 move abt..cars shud b avoided coz of heavy rush in both da areas

5)ACCOMODATION (Imp)vikhroli basically falls in wat is called da CENTRAL beltflats cud b available nearby or places a bit far frm vikhroli..so u wud hav 2 travel arnd 30 mins by train 4 da same..u wud get flats 4 arnd 6-8k on a rental basismalad falls in da WESTERN beltflats on rental basis wud b available arnd dere..if u r ready 2 travel a bit 2 save money..u cud take flats near bhayender(i.e if ur ready 2 travel)..1 can get cheaper flats in dose areasall in all if der r 4ppl stayin 2getha...i guess under 3k per head u can get a comfortable place 2 live in

6)WEEKEND spots-mumbai has got everythn..u name it & it wud b dere..frm trekkin 2 pubs & discs..ders everythn out here in mumbai so entertainment wnt b an issue at all.

Banglore in the views of MR.Rohit:

Cool ....Here's Bangalore :

Centers: Arkere , DairyCircle [Koramangla, BTM cross]-- biggest , Whitefeild, Inner RingRoad

Culture: Bangalore – the garden city of India is a veritable melting pot of various religions and cultures. The city has acquired a vibrant cosmopolitan environment. the city has everything to offer, starting from pubs and magical nightlife, quick getaways and big shopping malls to thriving arts and entertainment scenes from the Indian classics. In true sense we can call Bangalore the “style city” of India.

Climate and Geography : DUDE THE BEST PART .... awesome climate.. cool breeze through the year, however excessive rains can be dizzy ! The various types of rock found in the area include granites, gneiss's and migmatites.

Mode of transport:Buses .... however Metro likely to commence from 2010. The traffic is just horrible ... better to use public transport, so guys give up for ur hopes for Pulsar 220..!!

ACCOMMODATION: this will burn big hole in ur pocket. May range from 12k to 18k for a 3BHK according to location. I live in BTM, walking to Accenture's DC center and pay 14k for the house. We are 6 ppl.

WEEKEND.. Bangalore has highest number of pubs in Asia, Big Gardens and amazing tourist spots very near to city !! Almost everything to cheer about !!

Pune in the views of Mr.Vaibhav:

1)Accenture centre-->Hadpasar

2)culture-->only thing I wanna say is its a good place 2 work n live...at least better dan Mumbai....

3)climate--> In summers around 40 deg..Heavy rains will be der at d tym of joinin for sure... In winters around 10 deg..

4)Mode of transport-->Byk s d best mode of transport in Pune....Otherwise Bus transport s also available...In India,only in Pune BRT[Bus Rapid Transit] system s used for transport over buses... its cool P.S.-- U need to be very good at drivin bykes if u r gona use bykes..traffic s really horrible in Pune...

5)ACCOMODATION--> It wont be a big issue....Flats r available in rent in evry area in city.... around 3K for 1BHK flat...

6)WEEKEND spots--> Few good tourist spots r der near pune....Lots of hang out places r der in city...n ya pubs n discs r also der....


Hyderabad in the views of Ms.Ramya:

1. Accenture Centre: Hi-tech city.

2. Culture: Any person can get accustomed to the city, ppl here very amicable, night life's rockin , the city is actually in a state of transition from a slow-paced to a fast life style.

3. Climate: Scorching sun in the month of May, otha than tht the weather conditions are pretty much bearable.

4. Mode of transport: Buses, Ricks and occasionally ppl go by local trains a.k.a MMTSTraffic in key parts of the city is terrible.

5.Accommodation: The lease can range from 3k-4k per head in and around the Hi-tech city (whr the accy centre is located). There are many hostels and P.G accommodations around this area.

6.Weekend spots: Banjara hills and Jubliee hills hav many hangouts and these 2 r the happening places for the weekend.That's just a gist of it and it truly ROX!!!


Gurgaon in the views of Mr.Rohit:

I guess i can write for Delhi .. coz i have spend some years there too!

Centers: Gurgaon

Culture: lol, everyone knows Delhi NCR, a splendid mix of UP, Haryana Punjab and Rajasthan

Climate: Extremes !!! 45+ in Summers and close to 0 in Winters !

Mode of transport: the very cruel BlueLines ! However now Metro is best option ! It runs from Rohini in north to South Ex in south. Dwarka in West to Shadhara in East--> now extended to Noida! The junction is at KashmiriGate.. so virtually entire delhi is covered !

ACCOMMODATION: Cheaper then Bangalore or Mumbai

WEEKEND: Delhi is big enough to explore..!! The huge malls, fun and foods etc !However u can visit nearby places to Jaipur- 300 and Agra-200 kms


Chennai in the views of Ms.Kirthi:

i wil fill up reg chennai...
centre---only one accenture office at sholinganallur on old mahabalipuram road...basically training are given in other small training centres near guindy like places...

culture---chennai is becoming like bang in culture wise...people are friendly and languags spoken are tamil,hindi,english...u can also find lots of telugu,keralites here...

climate---since chennai has marina beach, the climate is humid here...in summer the temperature soars high..but u can hav pleasent nights...

mode of transport---am not aware about the transport provided my accenture(though one of my school frnd goes to acc thru bus..)i dunno which areas the office bus covers and whether we are eligible for the transport facility durin trainin...but in general u hav lots of buses and electric trains and esp share autos which offers cheap yet easy transport facility all over chennai...but traffic kills you during peak hours

accomodation---flats are available in the city but not nearer to the office...u can get accomodation in areas like velachery,..rates range from 6000 for flats in near the city area...in the outskirts, u can get rentals for 3000

weekend---u can enjoy a lot in weekends..there are many places for hangouts ranging from multiplexes,malls,beach,temples,pubs,coffee shops etc...

for some pics you may go thru http://www.boundscheck.com/jobs/topic/life-in-accenture-bangalore


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A Message For Indians by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Our former Prez.)

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For those who are still not aware of Dr. Kalam's message, I am posting his message here so that you all can read and change your mindset a bit. I am not talking about changing everything(whole nation) in a day. But we can change that place where we are at present.Please read this message very carefully and try to implement some things even at small stages.Its just more than a message its a humble request for your own good.

"
Why is the media here so negative?

Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse acknowledge them--- Why?

We are the first in milk production.

We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.

We are the second largest producer of wheat.

We are the second largest producer of rice.

Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self-driving unit.

There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.

I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper... It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news.

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.

Why are we so NEGATIVE?

Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign T. Vs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign
technology.

Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance?

I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture,when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is. She replied: I want to live in a developed India .
For her, you and I will have to build this developed India .
You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation.

Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance.

Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice is yours.

YOU say that our government is inefficient.

YOU say that our laws are too old.

YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.

YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are a joke,

The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.

YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.

YOU say, say and say. What do YOU do about it?

Take a person on his way to Singapore . Give him a name - YOURS. Give him a face - YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best... In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground links as they are. You pay $5 (approx. Rs. 60) to drive through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road ) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your status identity... In Singapore you don't say
anything, DO YOU?

YOU wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai .

YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah .

YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London at 10 pounds ( Rs.650) a month to, 'see to it that my STD and
ISD calls are billed to someone else.'

YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop,'Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who
I am?). I am so and so's son. Take your two bucks and get lost.'

YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand .

Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo ?

Why don't YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston ???

We are still talking of the same YOU.

YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own.

You who will throw papers and cigarettes on
the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you be the same here in India ?

Once in an interview, the famous Ex-municipal commissioner of Bombay , Mr. Tinaikar , had a point to make. 'Rich people's dogs are walked on
the streets to leave their affluent droppings all over the place,' he said. 'And then the same people turn around to criticize and blame the authorities for inefficiency and dirty pavements. What do they expect the officers to do? Go down with a broom every time their dog feels the pressure in his bowels? In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan . Will the Indian citizen do that here?' He's right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility.

We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick a up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin.

We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms.

We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity.
This applies even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service to the public. When it comes to burning social issues like those related towomen, dowry, girl child! and others, we make loud drawing
room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our excuse?

'It's the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry.' So who's going to change the system? What does a system consist of ? Very conveniently for us it consists of our neighbours, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU.
When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a
Mr.Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country and run away. Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England. When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse and
rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.

Dear Indians, The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of introspection and pricks one's conscience too.... I am
echoing J. F. Kennedy 's words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians.....

'ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDIA
AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE INDIA
WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY'

Lets do what India needs from us.

Forward this mail to each Indian for a change instead of sending Jokes or junk mails.

Thank you,

Dr. Abdul Kalaam"

I am only expecting you to atleast think on this !! Please
Thanks

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Steve Jobs' Convocation Speech (Stanford)

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I'm honored to be with you today for your commencement from one of the finest
universities in the world. Truth be told, I never graduated from college, and this is the
closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today, I want to tell you three stories
from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots. I dropped out of Reed College after the
first six months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so
before I really quit. So why did I drop out?
It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed graduate
student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I
should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted
at birth by a lawyer and his wife except that when I popped out they decided at the
last minute that they really wanted a girl.
So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking,
"We've got an unexpected baby boy; Do you want him?" They said, "Of course." My
biological mother found out later that my mother had never graduated from college
and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the
final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents
promised that I would go to college. This was the start in my life.
And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as
expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents' savings were being spent
on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea
what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure
it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire
life.
So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out okay. It was pretty scary
at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute
I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me, and
begin dropping in on the ones that looked far more interesting.
It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends'
rooms. I returned coke bottles for the five cent deposits to buy food with, and I would
walk the seven miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at
the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following
my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on.
Let me give you one example:
Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the
country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was
beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn't have to take the
normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned
about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between
different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was
beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found
it fascinating.
None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years
later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me.
And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful
typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the "Mac"
would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since
Windows just copied the Mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have them.
If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on that calligraphy class,
and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of
course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college.
But it was very, very clear looking backwards 10 years later.
Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them
looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your
future. You have to trust in something your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever
because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the
confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the wellworn path, and
that will make all the difference.

My second story is about love and loss.
I was lucky I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz¹ and I started Apple in my
parents' garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown
from just the two of us in a garage into a two billion dollar company with over 4000
employees. We'd just released our finest creation the Macintosh a year earlier, and I
had just turned 30.
And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as
Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company
with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the
future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board
of Directors sided with him. And so at 30, I was out. And very publicly out. What had
been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.
I really didn't know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous
generation of entrepreneurs down --that I had dropped the baton as it was being
passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for
screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running
away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me: I still loved what I
did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but
I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.
I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing
that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced
by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to
enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT; another company
named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife.
Pixar went on to create the world's first computer animated feature film, Toy Story,
and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of
events, Apple bought NeXT, and I retuned to Apple, and the technology we
developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple's current renaissance. And Laurene and I
have a wonderful family together.
I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It
was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometime life
sometimes life's going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm
convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've
got to find what you love.
And that is as true for work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large
part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is
great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't
found it yet, keep looking and --don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll
know when you find it. And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better
as the years roll on. So keep looking don't settle.

My third story is about death.
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it
was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me,
and since then, for the past 33 years, I've looked in the mirror every morning and
asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am
about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a
row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered
to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything all external
expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure these things just fall away
in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are
going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something
to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning,
and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn't even know what a pancreas
was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable,
and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised
me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor's code for "prepare to die."
It means to try and tell your kids everything you thought you'd have the next 10
years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned
up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.
I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck
an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach into my intestines, put a needle
into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who
was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors
started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is
curable with surgery. I had the surgery and, thankfully, I'm fine now.
This was the closest I've been to facing death, and I hope it's the closest I get for a few
more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more
certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept: No one wants
to die.
Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death
is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be,
because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It's Life's change agent.
It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday
not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry
to be so dramatic, but it's quite true.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by
dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise
of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They
somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth
Catalogue, which was one of the "bibles" of my generation. It was created by a fellow
named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with
his poetic touch. This was in the late 60s, before personal computers and desktop
publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and Polaroid cameras. It was
sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along. It was
idealistic, overflowing with neat tools and great notions.
Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then
when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid1970s, and I was
your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning
country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so
adventurous. Beneath it were the words:
"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay
Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I've always wished that for myself. And now, as you
graduate to begin a new, I wish that for you.
Stay Hungry.
Stay Foolish.
Thank you all very much.

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Pleasing Everyone! (not possible)

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One day a man was going to market with his son and his ass. they met a couple on the way.
"Why walk when you have an ass to ride?" called out the husband, "seat the boy o
n the ass."

"I would like that," said the boy, "help me up father."

And the father did that willingly.
Soon they met another couple. "How shameful of you!" cried the woman, "let your father ride, won't he be tired?"

So, the boy got down and the father rode the ass. Again they marc
hed on.
"poor boy", said the next person they met, "why should the lazy father ride while his son is walking?"
So, the boy got onto the ass too. As they went on, th
ey met some travellers. Hearing this, the father and the son got down. Now they decided to carry the ass on their shoulders. As they did so, the travellers broke into laughter.

The laughter frightened the ass. It broke free and galloped away.
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MORAL OF THE STORY IS:
You can not please everyone
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Hitesh
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Trees And There Wishes

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Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, "Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty."

Then the second tree said, "Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull."

Finally the third tree said, "I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me."

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said, "This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter" ... and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest.

At the second tree a woodsman said, "This looks like a strong tree, I should be able to sell it to the shipyard." The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.

When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. One of the woodsmen said, "I don't need anything special from my tree so I'll take this one", and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for. The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end. The third tree was cut into large pieces and left alone in the dark. The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams.

Then one day, a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time. Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn't think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and he stood and said "Peace" and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.

The moral of this story is that when things don't seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, He will give you great gifts. Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined. We don't always know what God's plans are for us. We just know that His ways are not our ways, but His ways are always best.

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