Monday, October 31, 2011

Sushil Kumar - 5 crore Jackpot Winner on KBC 5

The Fifth Season of Kaun Banega Crorepati 5 (KBC 5) has finally got its Jackpot Winner -- Sushil Kumar from Motihari Bihar who has won the Mega prize of Rs 5 Crore on the game Show. Its the highest prize ever won by a contestant on an Indian Television Game show.

Sushil Kumar is a computer operator and tutor who earns Rs.1,000 per month. He is also preparing for competitive examinations that made him think that he can easily win as much as Rs 12.5 Lakh - Rs 25 Lakh from KBC. But it was his fortune and the intelligence that resulted him to win the top prize of Rs 5 crore in the show hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Love Brings Smile Of Contentment

You are in a relationship to be happy, to smile, to laugh & to make good memories. Not to constantly be upset, to feel hurt & to cry. When someone comes into your life, God sent them for a reason. Either to learn from them, or to be with them until the end. Please stop searching for perfection. Imperfect moments make the greatest stories. Imperfect people are often the most wonderful. Life is an imperfect, completely unpredictable experience. i don't know much about Love but i guess Love is something that does not need compromises or explanations, Its spontaneous, sudden and surprising . It is the only thing that can connect you with the smile of contentment ♥. You may have felt it in the past, Like your first kiss, or the feeling when you found your lost dog, those are the moments when you connect with " Smile of Contentment ".


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nokia unveils its first Windows Phone devices

The world's largest cellphone maker Nokia unveiled its first phones using Microsoft's Windows Phone software on Wednesday, hoping to kick-start a rescue of its ailing smartphone business. The Nokia Lumia range of the company's first Windows Phone powered-devices include Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710. The Finnish mobile phone giant also launched four other new mobile phones, the Nokia Asha 300, Nokia Asha 303, Nokia Asha 200 and Nokia Asha 201.

The Nokia Lumia 800 features a 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display and is powered by a 1.4 GHz processor with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor. The Nokia Lumia 800 contains an instant-share camera with Carl Zeiss optics, HD video playback, 16GB of internal user memory and 25GB of free SkyDrive storage for storing images and music.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Campus placements: 10 preparation mantras

A great first job can go a long way in paving the road for a rewarding career. That's why campus placements occupy a student's mind right from the day he or she enters professional college. But approaching them in a systematic manner is a must.

Step 1: Build a resume

IIM students get started six months ahead of placements. What's more, the resume undergoes at least 30 cycles of change and review! 
Start by reading at least 15 articles on resumes, online, and develop your own understanding of what constitutes a good resume.The layout must be clean avoid unnecessary clutter, fancy fonts or colours. Keep the text sharp by editing out unnecessary words but at the same time highlighting your strengths.
Choose your words strategically. For instance, 'Was captain of my college cricket team at the inter-college sports meet' could read as 'Led my college cricket team in the inter-college tournament'.A useful rule of thumb while deciding what to include in the resume - see if it really helps the recruiter make a decision about you. For instance, writing your father's name or marital status (in most cases) adds no value.Projects, training and internships must be described in such a way that they reflect your contribution. You could use a three-point format, each point not more than one sentence - project objective, what you did and what you achieved, that is, the result.Highlight extracurricular activities where you excelled over others.Show the first draft to your Training & Placement Officer (TPO), a lecturer who has worked in the industry or anyone with professional exposure whom you can trust for the right guidance. Get it reviewed by as many people as possible and incorporate whatever feedback that makes sense to you.

Step 2: Know the opportunities

Talk to your TPO and keep abreast of companies visiting the campus, the roles on offer and their selection processes. Some companies may cancel their visits at the last minute and some new ones may be roped in. Keeping track of these developments as they happen could prove to be vital.

Step 3: Practise interviewing

What would you do if you were asked to give a guitar performance at the Taj Mahal in six month's time? You'd learn to play the guitar and practise till your fingers hurt. And then, practice some more! Do the same for your campus interview performance: Read all you can about interviews, by logging on to the Internet. Create, collate or download a list of common interview questions.
Reflect on who you were as a child, a teen, an adult, a student and a friend. What excites you in life and what depresses you? What are you good at and what are you bad at? The key is to know yourself. Only then you'd be able to tell others about yourself with conviction. Next, think about the interview questions: strengths/weaknesses, long-term/short-term career goals, what motivates you, skills, career interests. Develop and answer your list of questions.
Get someone with industry experience (and of course, the willingness to help), to review your answers. Revisit your answers and incorporate whatever feedback makes sense. The objective is to portray that you know yourself well enough to be able to make sound career decisions. When someone asks you about your strengths and you take two minutes to blurt out a badly-formed answer, he would think you don't know yourself well enough and hence he cannot trust you when you say you are interested in working for his company. All the thinking that can be done before the interview should be done before the interview.
Get someone - Ask your friend, senior or TPO to interview you and give you objective feedback.

Step 4: Practise for written tests

Talking of hurdles, this is one big one! If you don't get through the written tests (aptitude or technical), you don't get to see those smart company executives who will eventually hand over your job offer letter.

Step 5: Review curriculum

Information is power, and having prior information about who is coming to recruit on campus, will help you determine what you need to study beforehand. For instance, for an IT job, data structures, sort algorithms and basics of C/C++ would generally suffice. Similarly, a VLSI design job might require basic knowledge of digital circuits, Boolean algebra, electronic systems design and finite state machines etc.
If you are clueless about the kind of questions the interviewers will ask, then be ready with a list of three to four 'favourite subjects'. Some companies try to test how good you are in your strength areas and select you on the basis of that knowledge even if that is not relevant to the job profile on offer.

Step 6: Ace group discussions

One, surf the Internet for some good tips on GDs for the ground rules. Then form a GD practice group along with some serious fellow students. GDs can be tricky affairs because you need to walk a fine line between being too aggressive and too meek. You can't hog all the limelight, yet you can't hide in the background. You can't be too loud or too soft. Practise well to get the balance right.Two, you must share your own views, or else you will not be able to speak with conviction. But to develop a viewpoint, you need facts and awareness. Read newspapers, magazines and watch news basically, know the world around you. Awareness will give you sufficient fodder for a discussion.

Step 7: Research companies and industries

Surf the Internet for information regarding the company - history, locations, main products/services, and for any major news story in the past two to three months. Also read about the industry-major players, industry history, major challenges, trends and future direction.
Knowing the company and industry, adds credibility when you say you want to work there. Being well-informed reflects interest, a potential to become productive early, and also one's ability to make a sincere effort.

Step 8: Get a set of formals

You may already possess a white shirt and a pair of black trousers. But get a new set! The best policy is to be conservative. Go for plain white well-fitted full sleeve shirts, black trousers without pleats (and other fancy stuff) and plain black leather shoes.You could give the tie a miss. If not, then make sure you are comfortable - wearing a tie in the hot summer sun and getting drenched in sweat is hardly impressive. Just to reinforce, err on the conservative side. For instance, avoid metal embellishments on shoes and breast pocket buttons on shirts.
Women have several options when it comes to formals. A light-coloured formal shirt and black trousers or a simple, light-coloured saree or salwar suit, will do. Avoid something too flowery or ornate, and team it up with a pair of formal shoes (but avoid pencil heels!).

Step 9: File all certificates

Get together all your educational/ non-education certificates including Class 10 and Class 12 marksheets, technical certifications, the one that you received for singing on Gandhi Jayanti in Class 5 and NCC/ NSS certificates every documentary proof of achievement so far. Arrange them neatly in a file folder, have them at hand during your interview.

Step 10: Enjoy the ride!

This is more important than it seems. After all, how can you give a winning performance if you do not enjoy it? People invariably do much better in the interviews they enjoy while messing up the ones they are too 'psyched up' about. Just before the interview, think of your past successes and achievements. Get into a positive, confident mood. Now its not the time to remember the weaknesses in your preparation and go, 'Oops, I did not revise bubble sort!' Just go out there and have fun.

Campus placements can be one's ticket to a great future. Plan well, prepare hard and be positive. 

CREDIT: yahoo campus

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Famous school/college dropout

1. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar never attended a college.

2. Steve Jobs got himself enrolled in Reed College in Oregon, but one semester later, he dropped out.

 3. Reliance founder Dhirubhai Ambani was only 16 when he left for Aden to work as a clerk owing to financial issues in family.

 4. After scoring a near-perfect 1590 on his SATs, Gates enrolled at Harvard but left without a degree to start Microsoft Corp.

5. Larry Ellison, Oracle co-founder, attended the University of Illinois but left at the end of his second year, as he skipped the exams following the death of his adoptive mother. He then went to the University of Chicago, but didn't stay beyond a term.

 6. After the wonder effect of Facebook, Zuckerberg packed his  dreams and left Harvard to relocate to Silicon Valley.


7. Steven Spielberg was not known for his academic excellence. Interestingly, he even failed to get admission into a film-making institute!


8. Sir Richard Branson had a difficult time in school because of his dyslexia. He left school when he was only 16.

 9. Doris Lessing, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007, had to end her formal schooling when she was 14. She had worked as a nanny, telephone operator, stenographer, and a journalist before becoming a novelist at the age of 31.

 10. Former American Idol judge Simon Cowell dropped out of school at age 16 and landed a job in the mailroom at EMI. At 23 he left to start his own record label, Fanfare.



Sunday, October 2, 2011

Linux Directory Structure Explained


One of the largest hurdles with learning Linux is always the directory structure. it is very different from any Windows based operating system which is where most new Linux learners come from. Here's a quick explanation of the most important directories on a Linux distribution  ---------------------->

/bin - This directory contains most of your non-privileged system commands such as ls, mkdir, rm, etc.
/boot - Contains the systems boot image, bootloader, and the kernel
/dev - Symbolic links to system devices such as optical and removable drives
/etc - Contains all system configuration files and most configurations for installed packages
/home - Contains a directory for each user and contains profile information
/lib - Contains dynamic libraries and modules for the Linux system and installed packages
/media - Contains mount points for optical drives and removable media
/mnt - Used as a location for mounted drives and shares
/opt - Contains user installed packages and custom software not handled by the system or package manager
/proc - An interface between the kernel and the system, useful for 
diagnostics and system information
/root - The root superuser's home directory
/sbin - Contains privileged commands that are usually run as superuser (root/sudo)
/sys - An interface between the kernel and the system, used for modifying system settings
/tmp - A location for temporary files such as sessions on a web server
/usr - Contains most installed packages that are not part of the system, user installed programs
/usr/bin - Contains commands related to user installed packages in /usr
/usr/sbin - Contains privileged commands related to user installed packages in /usr
/var - Contains files that change often or accessed frequently
/var/log - Contains all system logs and most logs generated by installed packages