Rohit's nukkad

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Resume lies

Do we lie in our resume to get a job.Yes, we do so, about 60-70% people lie. To know more about resume lying, read the following.

Top resume lies
1. Lying about getting a degree
2.Faking dates about the degree
3. Exaggerating numbers - both about the income and profits for the previous company
4. Increasing previous salary
5. Inflating titles
6. Lying about of technical abilities
7.Claiming language fluency
8.Fake address
9. Padding up the grades

So most people think it is OK to lie, but one should always remember
"Whenever you tell the truth, you don't have to remember what you said"

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Mumbai rocked by series of bomb blasts

I am very sad because it happened to my city, Mumbai,  upset since it was so close to the place where i have grown up and sorry since i feel helpless as i couldn't do much about it.
On reading about the blast on BBC I called my parents to know if everything is alright. And was happy to know everyone is fine. But slowly more news started ticking in with the blast numbers increasing from three, five to seven with reports of the eighth one defused.
Most of the bomb blasts places are within 10 km radius from where i had stayed most of my life. It seems  that someone has attacked my home, my own backyard.
But  here is saw the real power of blogs, please see the good work by the following blogs
Metroblogging Mumbai , Mumbai Help ( an awesome effort),
    These pages gave a timeline to the blasts, a common man perspective and more importantly a platform from where one can link to other news websites.
      I pray to Almighty to give the families and friends who have lost their dear ones the strength to overcome their loss

Monday, July 10, 2006

Ignited Minds

Post independence India has very few honest and respectable leaders. For the current generation one of the most admirable leader is Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, a leading scientist and current President of India.
Recently a friend of mine handed over to me one of Dr. Kalam's book "Ignited Minds". The book is mean't forthe young generation of India which should "dream" of making India a developed country. The book is very beautifully written and it seems as if Dr. Kalam is conversing with you his ideas. As the title suggests Dr. Kalam interacts with school children are trying to explain the skills and tools needed to make this a reality.
Couple of points which have lingered in my mind after reading the book are
  1. we should stop degrading ourselves as Indians and should have a "can do" attitude towards achieving our goals.
  2. Do things from the heart, express your spirit and thereby you will spread love and joy around you.
  3. One must know that we deserve the good things in life
  4. Hunger for achievement is highly evolved one and undoubtedly the strongest one
  5. Success can only come to you by courageous devotion to the task lying in front of you
  6. Knowledge has always been the prime mover of prosperity and power
There are success stories among failures. There is hope among chaos, promise among problems. What we need is visionaries like JRD Tata, Vikram Sarabhai, Satish Dhawan and Dr. Verghese Kurien who can drive India to a developed country.
I hope the passion and dreams of Dr. Kalam are carried by every Indian especially children. So that we can build India as we always dream of.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Tour de France

    Many of us know about Lance Armstrong, the world class cyclist who had testicular cancer. He overcame the cancer and went on to win Tour de France for a record seven times. So what makes tour de France the most toughest  and the most prestigiuos bicycle race. Since 2006 Tour de France is round the corner (starts July first week). I thought I will put a post giving details about the tour.
    The race is a long-distance race consisting of stages. There are in total 20 stages, with a total length of between 3000 to 4000 km. The race  lasts for three weeks and covers France and its neighboring countries (Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxenburg and Germany). The winner is the individual rider who finishes the course of the race in the least accumulated time.
The stages are divided as time trails and road stages.  The time trails come in three varieties Indiviidual time trail, team time trail  and prologue (a short individual time trail that serves to kick off a stage race).
     But why did I mention the race to be toughest. Well consider running marathon everyday for three weeks (there is a break of two days but that too is spend in travelling), that's the amount of energy this race consumes. There are flat roads and mountain trails with average speed of bikes on flat surfaces is 40 km/hour (25mi/hr). The weather is not all that great too with rain and cold winds all against the riders. The riders attack each other not on flat surfaces but  while decending at high speeds around 110 km/hr (70mi/hr) from the mountain. Due to this there a lot of injuries and deaths during the course of the race. Luck is considered as a skill and maximized in use along with superstitions.
     So the race contains speed, danger, heroism and sees the human potential go to its limits and beyond it.
(the riders metabolic rate  is far beyond any  other animal species) . All these make the Tour de France the greatest and the qruelsome race.
    For more details look at homepage Tour de France