Saturday, January 26, 2013

India celebrates 64th Republic Day



Today (26th January, 2012) India celebrates 64th Republic Day.



The Republic Day in India is celebrated as the day India's own constitution came into effect on 26th January 1950.




Read below the President's message for the 64th republic Day.



My Fellow Citizens:

On the eve of our 64th Republic Day, I extend warm greetings to all of you in India and abroad. I convey my special greetings to members of our armed forces, paramilitary forces and internal security forces.

India has changed more in last six decades than in six previous centuries. This is neither accidental nor providential; history shifts its pace when touched by vision. The great dream of raising a new India from the ashes of colonialism reached a historic denouement in 1947; more important, independence became a turning point for an equally dramatic narrative, nation-building. The foundations were laid through our Constitution, adopted on 26 January 1950, which we celebrate each year as Republic Day. Its driving principle was a compact between state and citizen, a powerful public-private partnership nourished by justice, liberty and equality.

India did not win freedom from the British in order to deny freedom to Indians. The Constitution represented a second liberation, this time from the stranglehold of traditional inequity in gender, caste, community, along with other fetters that had chained us for too long.

This inspired a Cultural Evolution which put Indian society on the track to modernity: society changed in a gradual evolution, for violent revolution is not the Indian way. Change across the knotted weaves of the social fabric remains a work in progress, impelled by periodic reform in law and the momentum of popular will.

In the last six decades there is much that we can be proud of. Our economic growth rate has more than tripled. The literacy rate has increased by over four times. After having attained self sufficiency, now we are net exporters of food-grain. Significant reduction in the incidence of poverty has been achieved. Among our other major achievements is the drive towards gender equality.

No one suggested this would be easy. The difficulties that accompanied the first quantum leap, the Hindu code bill, enacted in 1955 tell their own story. It needed the unflinching commitment of leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Babasaheb Ambedkar to push through this remarkable legislation. Jawaharlal Nehru would later describe this as perhaps the most important achievement of his life. The time has now come to ensure gender equality for every Indian woman. We can neither evade nor abandon this national commitment, for the price of neglect will be high. Vested interests do not surrender easily. The civil society and the government must work together to fulfill this national goal.

Fellow Citizens:

I speak to you when a grave tragedy has shattered complacency. The brutal rape and murder of a young woman, a woman who was symbol of all that new India strives to be, has left our hearts empty and our minds in turmoil. We lost more than a valuable life; we lost a dream. If today young Indians feel outraged, can we blame our youth?

There is a law of the land. But there is also a higher law. The sanctity of a woman is a directive principle of that larger edifice called Indian civilization. The Vedas say that there is more than one kind of mother: birth mother, a guru's wife, a king's wife, a priest's wife, she who nurses us, and our motherland. Mother is our protection from evil and oppression, our symbol of life and prosperity. When we brutalise a woman, we wound the soul of our civilization.

It is time for the nation to reset its moral compass. Nothing should be allowed to spur cynicism, as cynicism is blind to morality. We must look deep into our conscience and find out where we have faltered. The solutions to problems have to be found through discussion and conciliation of views. People must believe that governance is an instrument for good and for that, we must ensure good governance.

Fellow Citizens:

We are on the cusp of another generational change; the youth of India spread across villages and towns, are in the vanguard of change. The future belongs to them. They are today troubled by a range of existential doubts. Does the system offer due reward for merit? Have the powerful lost their Dharma in pursuit of greed? Has corruption overtaken morality in public life? Does our legislature reflect emerging India or does it need radical reforms? These doubts have to be set at rest. Elected representatives must win back the confidence of the people. The anxiety and restlessness of youth has to be channelized towards change with speed, dignity and order.

The young cannot dream on an empty stomach. They must have jobs capable of serving their own as well as the nation's ambitions. It is true that we have come a long way from 1947, when our first Budget had a revenue of just over Rs.171 crore. The resource base of the Union government today is an ocean compared to that drop. But we must ensure that the fruits of economic growth do not become the monopoly of the privileged at the peak of a pyramid. The primary purpose of wealth creation must be to drive out the evil of hunger, deprivation and marginal subsistence from the base of our expanding population.

Fellow Citizens:

Last year has been a testing time for us all. As we move ahead on the path of economic reforms, we must remain alive to the persisting problems of market-dependent economies. Many rich nations are now trapped by a culture of entitlement without social obligations; we must avoid this trap. The results of our policies should be seen in our villages, farms and factories, schools and hospitals.

Figures mean nothing to those who do not benefit from them. We must act immediately, otherwise the current pockets of conflict, often described as "Naxalite" violence, could acquire far more dangerous dimensions.

Fellow Citizens:

In the recent past, we have seen serious atrocities on the Line of Control on our troops. Neighbours may have disagreements; tension can be a subtext of frontiers. But sponsorship of terrorism through non-state actors is a matter of deep concern to the entire nation. We believe in peace on the border and are always ready to offer a hand in the hope of friendship. But this hand should not be taken for granted.

Fellow Citizens:

India's most impregnable asset is self-belief. Each challenge becomes an opportunity to strengthen our resolve to achieve unprecedented economic growth and social stability. Such resolve must be nourished by an avalanche of investment, particularly in better and greater education. Education is the ladder that can help those at the bottom to rise to the pinnacles of professional and social status. Education is the mantra that can transform our economic fortunes and eliminate the gaps that have made our society unequal. So far education has not reached, to the extent desired, to those most in need of this ladder. India can double its growth rate by turning today's disadvantaged into multiple engines of economic development.

On our 64th Republic Day, there may be some reason for concern, but none for despair. If India has changed more in six decades than six previous centuries, then I promise you that it will change more in the next ten years than in the previous sixty. India’s enduring vitality is at work.

Even the British sensed that they were leaving a land which was very different from the one they had occupied. At the base of the Jaipur Column in Rashtrapati Bhavan there is an inscription:
"In thought faith…
In word wisdom…
In deed courage…
In life service…
So may India be great”

The spirit of India is written in stone.
JAI HIND!

India has invited King of Bhutan as chief guest at Republic Day celebrations.
Chief Guest Bhutan King with India Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and President Pranab Muherji.


Chief guest Butan King

Watch below the the Great Indian Republic Day Parade happening at New Delhi.



Google showed a Doodle for marking the Republic Day.

Google Doodle for India Republic Day






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Thursday, January 17, 2013

What Makes an Attractive Website? - Guest Post








The primary goal of any website is to attract visitors. Although the content the site provides is the motivating contributor to this fact, other developments within its pages are what keep those visitors coming back. Everything from colors to images can make or break a website. While this may seem overwhelming at first, it's actually not too difficult to keep it simple, tasteful, and attractive.


1. Legible - Your website should always practice the best legibility possible. It is the content that will drive visitors to your site whether it is through a search term or a direct link. Don't hide your content by adding too many images, banners, or advertisements of various kinds. You don't want to confuse the reader by making the content too hard to read.

2. Fact-based - Always base your content on what is true and not surrounded by conspiracy theories. Unless the purpose of your site is to perpetuate these theories, most visitors want to be informed with actual knowledge. Being able to cite your content's basis can go a long way to developing a reputation for dependable information.

3. Colors and Design- There are many ways you can spruce up the website to make it more attractive to visitors. The correct color variations for the site can make a pleasing impression on the visitor. However, too many contrasting colors or loud flashing objects could make for a terrible experience for the visitor and they may never return. Keep your color schemes and gradients logical. If you are unsure about how to coordinate colors, take a look at other websites and see what kinds of color schemes they are using.

4. Images - You don't want to use more than one or two images per page of content. Unless you are developing a how-to page or otherwise need visual aids, it could distract from the content. You want your images to be relevant to your content as well. Writing a page about baby clothes and showing an image of a golden retriever doesn't make much sense, unless you're putting the clothes on the golden retriever.

5. Add-ons - Installing a few add-ons to your website can seem like a way to make it more fun, but it could be detrimental to the development of your website. Sites that look "too busy" don't perform well with the average web-surfer. Don't be afraid try out a few of these additions, just try to keep your site from looking like the want ads in the newspaper.

6. Mobility - As many mobile devices are taking to the Internet, developing a website that can provide a pleasurable experience to the owners of these devices can help keep them coming back for more. While it may be next to impossible to please 100% of the people 100% of the time, you can still gain the support of the majority of your visitors. Keep an eye on the analytical data of your website in order to develop a look and feel tailored to that majority.

An attractive website doesn't mean it has to be loaded with images, banners, or other diversions. As long as the visitor can find the content he or she needs, it's a step in the right direction. Some additions may be fun and unique, but too many of them can take away from the website's primary goal.

Author Bio:

Jack Meyers
is a regular contributor for www.nannybackgroundcheck.com. As a detective he wants to spread the knowledge of terrible things that can happen when people don’t fully verify the credentials of a caregiver or any employee. He also writes for various law enforcement blogs and sites.



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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Free Download of Quora's all-time Best Answers




The famous Question & Answer website Quora has released a free ebook by collecting all-time best Quora Answers.


This e-book covers more than hundred best Quora responses, covering various categories, such as food, education, international, law, life advice, literature, music, et. The PDF file is having 442 pages.

We can download it now as a PDF.

This ebook includes best answer for the below questions. I have gone thro' some of the answers and they are very interesting and useful. So, I am writing this post to share this with our blog readers.

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food
13 Why is it safe to eat the mold in bleu cheese?
16 How do supermarkets dispose of expired food?
19 If there were ten commandments in cooking what would they
be?
20 Why do American winemakers produce mostly varietals, while
French winemakers produce blends?
21 Why are the chocolate chips in chocolate chip ice cream generally
“chocolate-flavored chips”?
education
25 What is one thing that you regret learning in medical school?
27 How does a star engineering high school student choose
amongst MIT, Caltech, Stanford, and Harvard?
29 Are general requirements in college a waste of time?
international
33 Is Iraq a safer place now compared to what it was like during
Saddam Hussein's regime?
36 Is Islam misogynistic?
39 Do the Chinese people currently consider Mao Zedong to be
evil or a hero?
40 Why do so many Chinese learners seem to hate Dashan (Mark
Rowswell)?
49 How do Indians feel when they go back to live in India after
living in US for 5+ years?
55 Is it safe for a single American woman to travel in India?
58 If developing countries are growing faster than developed
countries, why wouldn't you invest most of your money there?
60 What is it like to visit North Korea?
65 What are some common stereotypes about Irish people that
are largely untrue?
70 Do Irish immigrants to the Bay Area feel guilty for living in
such an amazing place?
law
75 How valid is the implied legal advice in Jay-Z's “99 Problems”?
77 In the movie Iron Man, could investors sue Tony Stark for acting
against the interest of the shareholders?
80 Is it true that in China, you can hire someone to serve your
prison sentence?
82 Why are lawyers so expensive even with the excess supply of
lawyers?
life advice
91 What are some stupid things that smart people do?
94 What are the disadvantages of dating highly intelligent men?
95 How do you know if you've found “the one”?
97 How do I convince my girlfriend (possibly future wife) that a
diamond engagement ring is a waste of money?
100 How do boys feel about girls who don't expend much effort on
appearances (e.g., clothes, makeup)?
102 What should you do if you suspect a car has been following
you?
104 What is some advice every new mother should know?
106 My kids have started learning chess. Is it a good idea to let
them beat me sometimes to encourage them?
107 How would you explain to a five-year-old that higher taxes on
the rich don't fix everything?
109 When should someone be finished grieving?
112 How can you overcome your envy of people who are your age
but are far more successful than you?
literature
115 What book should I read to make girls think I'm smart in a
hot way?
117 Which Jane Austen heroine most embodies feminist principles?
122 What is so great about Jane Austen?
124 Toward the end of Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix, why
don't the kids just gang up on and overpower Umbridge?
126 Is The Hunger Games a pro-girl / pro-woman story, the way
Brave is?
131 Does race or ethnicity play a role in The Hunger Games series?
If so, how?
music
139 What is so great about Jay-Z?
143 Is it possible at this stage of human culture to create a new
genre of music?
147 Why don't cell phones work at music festivals?
151 How do you know when to switch positions on the violin?
154 Why is U2 so popular?
professions & careers
159 What is it like to be a sniper?
161 What have you learned as a police officer about life and society
that most people don't know or underestimate?
163 What's the best way to escape the police in a high-speed car
chase?
167 What is it like to earn a living through poker?
172 Why does it seem most doctors are not compassionate?
173 What is it like to be the commanding officer of an Aircraft
Carrier?
178 How do good hotels always feel so clean and fresh?
182 What is the worst part of being a VC?
186 What are some things that airline pilots won't tell you?
188 What's it like to be a drug dealer?
science
199 If you injure a bug, should you kill it or let it live and not die?
200 What does it feel like to be bitten by a black widow spider?
203 How does a spider decide where to put up its web?
205 If I want to look smart, what do I need to know about the
Higgs Boson discovery?
208 How has our understanding of the universe changed in the last
100 years?
210 Would a lone adult wolf be able to take down an athletic adult
human?
214 Does bouncing your leg improve cognition?
217 What is the neurological basis of curiosity?
220 Why do living things die?
222 What are the economics of lying?
225 What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced
mathematics?
movies
237 Given our current technology and with the proper training,
would it be possible for someone to become Batman?
241 In The Dark Knight, how did the Joker really get his scars?
242 How do actors' spouses feel about love scenes in film and TV?
246 Did Pixar accidentally delete Toy Story 2 during production?
249 How do directors conceive and think through monster and action
scenes?
250 Why does one of the goons trying to kill Frank Pentangelli in
the bar say, “Michael Corleone says, ‘Hello’”?
251 What is it like to be a contestant on Jeopardy! ?
255 How do screenwriters feel about bad reviews, in particular
claims of formulaic writing?
258 What determines whether an actor is cast in a part in Hollywood?
politics
261 How early do politicians and presidential political campaigns
begin quietly promising/planning cabinet seats and vice president
positions?
264 What's it like to fly on Air Force One?
267 What if Richard Nixon had won the 1960 Presidential election?
How would history have been different?
270 Should highly skilled international students (including Bachelors,
Masters, Doctorate) be given Green Cards?
272 What are the chances of a debt crisis on the scale of Greece
hitting the United States?
prison life
275 What does it feel like to murder someone?
277 Do inmates in San Quentin have access to computers and the
Internet? What kind of access?
278 What does the first day of a 5+ year prison sentence feel like?
280 What did it feel like when the gavel dropped in court with the
verdict and how have you changed your life behind bars since
then?
sports
285 What is it like to be an Olympic athlete after winning (or not
winning) the Olympics?
287 Do Olympic or competitive swimmers ever pee in the pool?
288 Why is Jeremy Lin so turnover-prone and how can he fix this?
289 What's it like to play on the same basketball team as Jeremy
Lin?
291 What makes the Spanish national football team so dominant
right now?
293 How effective would sumo wrestlers be as NFL linemen?
298 Is wrestling fake?
technology
305 What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up?
308 What factors led to the bursting of the Internet bubble of the
late 1990s?
310 What was the genesis of Instagram?
312 Am I missing out by not playing any video or console games?
314 Why did Steve Jobs choose not to effectively treat his cancer?
319 What are the best stories about people randomly meeting
Steve Jobs?
322 Which of the Hogwarts Houses does each of the Gang of Four
companies correspond to?
women
327 What does it feel like to be an unattractive woman?
330 Why are women so negative about the “picking up women”
school of thought?
333 As a young woman, how can I shake the feeling that being
good-looking is the primary thing that males will acknowledge
and praise my existence for?
338 What is it like to be a woman working in the tech industry?
344 What advice would seasoned women in tech give to younger
girls deciding to make a tech career for themselves?
the united states
347 What did it feel like to be inside the World Trade Center at
the time of the 9/11 attacks?
350 What does it mean to be Asian American?
353 Why is NYC so great?
356 What are good tips for hailing a taxi in Manhattan?
358 How likely would Abraham Lincoln be to survive his wounds
today?
360 How could the sinking of the Titanic have been prevented?
363 What do hipsters know that I don't know?
365 What facts about Burning Man do virgin burners not believe
until they go?
366 Why does the USA insist on doing things differently than the
majority of other developed nations?
work advice
373 What do recruiters look for in a resume at first glance?
378 What distinguishes the top 1% of product managers from the
top 10%?
380 How can you increase your productivity on your side projects
at the end of the day when you’re tired from work/college?
381 How do you fire an employee that just isn't good enough?
383 What are telltale signs that you’re working at a “sinking ship”
company?
387 How do you know when it’s time to leave your current company
and move on?
personal experience
393 What is it like to be in a train crash?
396 What is it like to leave the Church of Scientology?
397 What is it like to be kidnapped?
399 What does it feel like to be addicted to drugs?
406 What is it like to be an alcoholic?
409 What does it feel like to have Asperger's Syndrome?
412 What is it like to be in a relationship with someone who has
Asperger's?
418 What does it feel like to have your sibling die?
421 What's it like to come from a billion-dollar family?
422 What does it feel like to be stupid?
424 What does it feel like to be both very physically beautiful and
very academically intelligent?
430 What does it feel like to be unattractive and desired by none?
432 What's it like to pay for sex on a regular basis?
434 What does it feel like to cancel your wedding?
437 What is the most heroic thing you have ever done?

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Friday, January 11, 2013

India celebrates 150th Birthday of Swami Vivekananda






Today (Saturday, January 12,2012), India is celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda who is the inspiration for the Millions of Young Indians



India President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the Swami Vivekananda anniversary celebrations at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi and release a set of commemorative coins and stamps. And, various states in India also celebrate birthday anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she read books by Swami Vivekananda in times of self-doubt to gather strength.




Swami Vivekananda teaches importance of Strength particularly Mental strength to the people.

Swami Vivekananda's famous saying "Arise,Awake,Stop not until your goal is achieved" had inspired lot of people to move forward towards their goal. We can read lot of Swami Vivekananda Quotes here.



Watch below the Swami Vivekananda's famous Chicago Speech which made him very popular globally.



I am NOT sure whether the audio in this video is the actual voice of Swami Vivekananda. If you know the fact, you can mention thro' comments.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Guest Post for the Motivational Website "TheQuotes.Net"



As specified in my previous post we are taking lot of steps to improve and promote our Motivational Quotes website TheQuotes.Net.


And, recently I changed the IP address of this site as I came to know that some Security systems were blocking this site as this site was hosted on the IP Address which was shared by some low quality spam websites.

The new IP Address is dedicated IP address, so the other spam websites can not affect our website. And, we setup SSL certificate for this site. Now you can access this site with https protocol also.

And, we got good number of visitors for our newly launched Greetings Cards Application and Motivational Calendar application.

In summary, TheQuotes.Net is getting ready to get more visitors soon. So, I am planning to improve the content and quality of the site further so that the visitors can share it with their friends and come back to the site frequently.


As part of this plan, I am going to allow more number of Guest posts in TheQuotes.Net.

All our Guest Post Guidelines are applicable for this Site also. Apart from meeting all these guidelines, the guest post should be really inspiring and motivational. And, it should be supported by facts.

The motivational Speakers and Motivational book authors can utilize this opportunity to reach their target audience easily.


You can send your posts to me (rajamanickam.a@gmail.com)

Recently I had collected feedback about TheQuotes.net from few Social Media users.
Most of the people informed me that they will be get motivated by reading real success stories of people than just reading motivational Quotes. So, I prefer to add real success stories of people in TheQuotes.Net.

As TheQuotes.Net is growing, many designers and photographers are allowing us to use their Images to create image quotes for TheQuotes.net. If you want us to use your images too in this site, you can send your image url to me. Similar to Guest post, I will be deciding to use the images only if it is suitable for our site.


And, if you want to show paid advertisements in TheQuotes.Net, you can use the Placement Tool in Google Adwords.



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