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Going Public Transport : Effective Way

Effective steps are required to improve the system so that people may get attracted to use of public transport rather than their personal vehicles.
Some of the steps that can be followed to make the situation better may be as follows:
1. The number of suburban buses and trains must be increased so that their frequency of running gets increased.

2. Maintenance of buses and trains (hygiene, wear and tear, capacity, etc) must be ensured so that people, especially the white collared workers, who generally avoid the public transport due to the inconvenience being caused by the huge rush and uncivil behaviour of the passengers, etc, may get motivated to use of public transport.

3. Strict law and order must be maintained to avoid anti-social elements and prevent any kind of criminal activities inside buses and trains.

4. Railway stations and bus stands (bus stops) need to be maintained and looked after properly.

5. Schools and colleges must arranged for strong transport so that the use of personal…

The Empty Box

The story goes back some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father next morning & said, "This is for you, Daddy."

The man was embarrassed by his earlier over reaction, but his anger flared again when he found out the box was empty. He yelled at her, stating, "Don't you know, when you give someone a present, there is supposed to be something inside? The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and cried, "Oh, Daddy, it's not empty at all. I blew kisses into the box. They're all for you, Daddy."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.

Only a short time later, an accident took the life of the child. It is also told that her father kept that gold box by his bed f…

A Walk in the Mountains

A son and his father were walking in the mountains.Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself & screams:"AAAhhhh!!"To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhh!!!"Curious, he yells: "Who are you?"He receives the answer: "Who are you?"Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!"He receives the answer: "Coward!"He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention."And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!"The voice answers: "I admire you!"Again the man screams: "You are a champion!"The voice answers: "You are a champion!"The boy is surprised, but does not understand.Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO,but really this is LIFE.It gives you back everything you say or do.Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.If U want more love in the world, c…

Tone of Voice

TONE OF VOICE

It's not so much what you say,
as the manner in which you say it;
It's not so much the language you use,
as the tone in which you convey it.

Words may be mild and fair,
But the tone may pierce like a dart;
Words may be soft as the summer air,
But the tone may break my heart;

For words come from the mind
Grow by study and art,
But tone leaps from the inner self,
Revealing the state of heart.

Whether you know it or not,
Whether you're mean or care,
Gentleness, kindness, love and hate,
Envy, anger are there.

Then, would you quarrels
avoid and peace and love rejoice?
Keep anger not only out of your words,
Keep it out of your voice.

Put the Glass Down

A professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see; asked the students, 'How much do you think this glass weighs?'

'50gms!' ...'100gms!...'125gms'... The students answered.

'I really don't know unless I weigh it,' said the professor,

but, my question is: What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?
''Nothing' the students said.
Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour? 'the professor asked.
'Your arm would begin to ache' said one of the students.
'You're right', now what would happen if I held it for a day?
''Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress; paralysis; Have to go to hospital for sure!'said another student.
'Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change? 'asked The professor.
'No' one of the students replied.

Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stre…

Importance of Silence

There is profound strength in observing silence. Knowing this secret all those People who observe silence have a sparkling & cheerful life.

There was an advertisement in a newspaper regarding vacancy in the company.It was a prestigious post therefore lots of people applied for that post. All the Selected applicants arrived for the interview on the decided date & time.

While waiting to be called for interview, some of the applicants were drinking Tea/coffee, some were smoking, some were talking & others were trying to Impress the officers of the company. The hall was very noisy. In this noisy Environment there was a young man who was
sitting peacefully. He was not doing anything. He was just silent & at peace with himself.

All of a sudden an announcement was made from one of the staff member of The company: "We would like to appoint a person who has a quiet nature and keen observation. The person who can hear this instruction may come in and Take the appointment letter…

Tap Solar Energy : Its cheap

Solar energy is one of those concepts that seems like a great idea, but can be a tad complicated to undertake. Solar panels can cost a pretty penny, and you have to make sure you install them properly so the energy from the sun will be properly directed. But for all of us who aren't so handy - or don't have a ton of money - a new study published in the journal Science could change the way we look at this alternative energy source.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers developed a process in which, when a specific dye is deposited on a plane of glass, it absorbs "visible spectrum" light and directs it to solar cells, which convert the light into electricity. The rest of the light passes through the glass and is collected in a normal solar panel, where it can be converted into electricity.You might think, great, but why not just use a regular solar panel and forget the dye?

Well, the scientists believe it makes the process 20% more efficient than a typical so…

Mindset : Nice way of relating the challenge

It's called Mindset!! As my friend was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from the ropes they were tied to but for some reason, they did not. My friend saw a trainer nearby and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.

"Well," he said, "when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it's enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free." My friend was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn't, they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go …

Take life the way you want

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girl silenced the world with speech in UN

The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes
She addressed a UN Meeting on issue of environment





Save Energy At Home

Few Tips to save energy at home:
Turn off lights when not in useClean the dust accumulated on tube lights and bulbs and its fixtures regularly.Use ISI marked electrical appliances and equipmentsPlace your tube lights and bulbs in positions where the light is not obstructed.Use CFLs to save energy
Why CFLsCompact fluorescent bulbs : (CFLs) use about two-thirds less energy than incandescent bulbs with no reduction in quality of light. Compact fluorescent bulbs will give an incandescent bulb's warm, soft light, while using up to 75 percent less electricityCFLs are slightly costlier but are worth investing as they are smaller, cheaper, brighter, and offer improved color quality. Typically, a 23-watt compact fluorescent bulb can replace a 90- or 100-watt incandescent bulb. Use compact fluorescent bulbs in fixtures that are on for more than four hours a day. By replacing only two 75 Watt light bulbs that are on four hours a day by two 15 watt energy-saving lamps, you can save almost 18 K…

EGO Kills You

There was once a scientist. After a lot of practice & efforts, he developed a formula & learned the
art of reproducing himself. He did it so perfectly that it was impossible to tell the reproduction
from the original.

One day while doing his research, he realized that the Angel of Death was searching for him. In order to remain alive he reproduced a dozen copies of himself. The reproduction was so similar that all of them looked exactly like him.

Now when this Angel of Death came down, he was at a loss to know which of the thirteen
before him was the original scientist, & confused, he left them all alone & returned back to heaven.
But, not for long, for being an expert in human nature, the Angel came up with a clever idea.
He said to the scientist addressing all thirteen of them, "Sir, you must be a genius to have
succeeded in making such perfect reproduction formula of yourself. However, I have discovered
a flaw in your work, just one tiny little flaw." The scientist…

Think Differently

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: "I am blind, please help.." There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words. Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy.

That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, "Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?" The man said, 'I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way.'

What he had written was: "Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it."

Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing? Of course both signs told people the boy was blind. But th…

Do you know your VALUE

Do you know Your Value?

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a Rupee 500 note. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this Rupee 500 note?" Hands started going up.

He said, "I am going to give this note to one of you, But first let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the note up. He then asked,"Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air.

"Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and Started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth Rupee 500/-. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our wa…

Three Snake Rule

James Barksdale, former CEO of Netscape, was a charismatic manager whose maxims endeared him to his employees. One of his favorites was formulated at a management retreat soon after he took over Netscape. It's known as his three-snake rule:

The first rule: If you see a snake, kill it. Don't set up a snake committee. Don't set up a snake user group. Don't write snake memos. Kill it.

The second rule: Don't play with dead snakes. (Don't revisit decisions.)

The paradoxical third: All opportunities start out looking like snakes.