Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Poem so beautiful ( If by Rudyard Kipling )

While surfing the net, I came across this beautiful poem: "If" by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936). Sharing that poem with you all...

If
(by Rudyard Kipling)

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
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Monday, August 3, 2009

A very detailed stepwise guide to NSR (national skills registry)

I am writing this one because I faced some problems regarding the same when I completed the NSR and my friends are also facing almost the same problems. So here the detailed steps::

1. Use IE (Internet Explorer) for this National Skills Registry. Although I am not an admirer of IE (in fact I don't like to use IE - Firefox is always better), IE is better in this case (and I strongly suggest to use IE here).

2. Go to https://nationalskillsregistry.com/

3. When asked "This page contains both secure and nonsecure items: Do you want to display the nonsecure items?" choose YES

4. Almost at the middle see for the "NEW USER?" go to the "Register Now" (provided you are registering for the first time or else "Complete your Registration" (provided you already filled up some details and have to fill the rest).

5. After you click "Register Now" a new pop-up window comes (enable pop-up windows for this site) https://nationalskillsregistry.com/nasscom/pageflows/itp/itpRegistration/begin.do

6. Read the instructions and at the bottom with "I Agree" selected, click "Submit"

7. Select NSR Registration Requested By "Registering at my own" (You can always change the details later, you don't need to select anything right now if you are a fresher and if you are presently employed give your employer name and ID. I telephoned Alankits Assignments, they suggested the same thing).

8. Then in the personal information fill up the relevant details. Mother's maiden name means "Surname that she used before she was married". You don't need to write the full name, only surname is required.

9. Fill up the present address block. Your NSR IT Card will be delivered to this address or else the permanent address (you can choose that later in the steps), so fill it up carefully.

10. Fill up the immediate previous address (if any). If you stayed at your present address for less than 1 year, then only you need to fill up this block else this block cannot be filled up.

11. Permanent Address Block. If it's the same as the present address then the present address will be reflected back in this block else you need to fill up the permanent address.

12. Other Personal Information: Country code for India is 91 (Don't write + or 0, only the country code). If you don't know your country code then you can find it here: http://www.kropla.com/dialcode.htm. Then write state code i.e. the STD code (Example. For Kolkata it is 33) and then the phone number. For you area's STD code look here: http://www.indiapages.in/STDCodes.htm
For Mobile Phones only ISD + Your Mobile No. (ex. 91xxxxxxxxxx)

13. Enter your E-mail ID carefully because you IT-PIN will be initially sent to your email.

14. If you have Passport and/or PAN enter the details, else leave the fields blank.

15. Authentication part is the next one. Fill it up. Login Id can be anything you wish (more than 5 letters). There are 2 passwords Login and Transaction. Password Rules are given there, read that and then set the passwords (passwords cannot start with a number, it must contain one uppercase and one lowercase letter and a number ; minimum length is 8 characters and maximum is 15 characters). Two password cannot be same. In short your passwords should be strong passwords.

16. Then press "save and continue".

17. Here you will get your Acknowledgment number. Write it down or note it.

18. Then you will have to fill up the education details. If you don't have any professional certificates, leave them blank. (remember you can always change then later, so don't worry).

19. If you are not currently employed, then when asked for "Presently employed"... choose "No" (this is what I did because I am a fresher). This will make all the fields inactivate and you can proceed. Else fill up the relevant details. (Again if you wish you can always change these things later).

20. Choose the card delivery address.

21. Click on "Submit and View".

22. The details entered by you will be displayed in a single page. Here you can either modify them (in case of errors or if you wish to add something extra) or leave them as they are after re-checking them.

23. Then click on "Continue your registration by doing the payment".

24. Registration amount will be displayed and you have to choose the payment mode.

25. You can either pay online or at the location of POS (Offices assigned by NASSCOM).
I am no-one to suggest anything but still I think payment at POS is a good option because you have to go there to submit your fingerprints, so then you can also pay the fees along with your fingerprints. You can pay by either cash or DD.

26. Now you will get your ITP Web Registration Acknowledgement Form
For so long I suggested you to use IE, now you will find why! If you did the same thing in Mozilla Firefox, then you also get additional address details when there is no address column on the left! so IE is better in this NSR case!

27. Print the (ITP Web Registration Acknowledgement Form). If you don't have a printer with you now right now, then you can always enter your NSR account by going to "New User?" to "Complete your Registration" by entering the Acknowledgment Number & Password and from there on get this acknowledgment form and print it.

28. Then with your photo attached and signature in the form, go to a POS (Point Of Service) with the fees and a Photo identity [Voter's Id card/Passport/Driving License/Bank Pass Book (with Photo)/College Icard (not more than 1 year old)/PAN card/Employment Identity Card] within 50 days of completing the online registration. The validity of the acknowledgment form is also mentioned in the form itself.

29. The whole process of taking fingerprints takes about 5-7 minutes.

30. After paying the fees and fingerprints, you will get your ITPIN in a short duration. It will be sent to your email id (the one you provided).

31. You will get your card within 20-30 days. You can check the card status also.

Hope this one was of some help. I had to type a lot!!!

If I missed something or you want to change/add something.... or want to say something, do comment.

Happy NSR registration! comments

Friday, July 24, 2009

Disneyland in Disguise


We have all heard about Disneyland and we really want to visit that place. Now many of us don’t have the time and money to go there. But it seems there is an alternative solution.

West Bengal has changed the way people think about entertainment. We don’t need to go to Disneyland and in fact we don’t want to. The reason? Because it’s right here with us!

Okay then, get ready to dip in the entertainment world! Here we go…

Let’s start with the roller-coaster. If you ride a car or bike or bus whatever, you will get the feeling of being in a roller-coaster. The ups and downs everything is here. In fact we offer more than what Disneyland offers… the roller-coasters here are truly beyond world class and thanks to the quality maintenance of the roads. After that bumpy ride in the roller coaster let’s relax and let’s play the “Patience game”.

This “Patience game” is designed keeping many things in mind. First of all, patience is a desirable quality and so that you can nurture that hidden quality in you, here buses run very less. So, if you want to take a bus to go to your workplace or home, you have to wait a long time. Secondly, Employers love this quality in their employees. So it’s good for the people who are looking for a job too. Thirdly it is for meditative purposes also cause that time you can concentrate on something else! And most importantly it reduces pollution… an idea can change your life… and this innovative idea should be implemented by first world countries to save the world from global warming.

Now, if the God blesses you and you do get a bus, there is another game in place – “Run Baby Run” game… the buses never stop at the exact places and you have to run to catch the bus. In the movie “Forrest Gump” there was someone to tell Forrest to run but here you have to tell that to yourself. If you are not a good runner or if the bus is “house-full”, then wait again for the next lap to begin. Sounds fun? There are many more...

Now here drivers are fond of the game “Need for Speed”… you guessed it… its total fun and total chaos. This sometimes leads to “Break the Rules” (to be specific traffic rules) game. Everyone is not a born gamer and some players do make mistakes. Then?? Then there can be two games, but you get to see only one, either “Hit and Run Game” or “Total Wreckage Game”.

“Hit and Run Game” is interesting because it is inherently followed by another game called “Catch Me if You can!” If other players don’t catch the running player then he survives and is in game. But after that “Catch and Fire” game starts. Players catch whatever they get in hold and put those unlucky things on fire. Have you noticed how many games are inter-related? Time goes so quickly when you are having fun!

Now we have introduced another new game and it is really gaining popularity! It’s the “Bandh Game”. Some also call it “Strike Game”… personal preferences. But “Bandh” is the official term… doesn’t matter, everything goes in entertainment. In this game, you are supposed to be in your house. And whether you like it or not, you’re in the game.

This whole thing is telecasted by our talented professionals. There also you get another game –“News: Count the Repeating”. In television news channels the same thing is repeated again and again. If you want to get the prize of the game, your job is to count how many times the same thing is repeated… and to tell you a little secret, most of the time the counting value will be more than 10.

Everyone is entitled to receive the same privilege. That is what we believe here. So we take uttermost care so that no one gets extra privilege. But for the sake of entertainment we have an old game named “Bribe Game”. Here you have to bribe the higher officials to get things done. But not all the officials play this game. So its availability depends on your luck.

In this recession period we have introduced a new game “Job Exam Game” to inspire people and to show them the prosperity we are having now. In any Job examination you will get to see thousands and thousands of students appearing for the exam. That gives us motivation and shows that here students are superior in knowledge and so many students are eligible for the exams yet there are very few places to accommodate them. Actually this shows how advanced we have become and this whole thing is worth envying for the other countries and states. Obviously we are proud! And the game is fun too… we get to see so many new faces, make new friends… all for a social cause… a social get-together… we are in a global village and there should be some means to know each other.

Oh… I forgot to tell you about one expensive game… “Education Game”

It is a paid game and if you don’t buy the tickets, you are not allowed to play it. And mind it, securities are tight and sharp. So play this game with tickets. Tickets cost vary and depends on the certificate (the prize) you wish to receive. And we don’t disappoint anyone because we value everyone’s sentiment. So, bring in the money, and get a certificate. And the Syllabus? Why bother? Harvard, Princeton or MIT don’t have this syllabus… here the syllabus is antique (here the university believes “old is gold”).

“Spot the Not”… just like Ripley’s Believe It or Not… in this game you have to guess who is telling the truth and who is telling the lies. This game is tough. You need to practice a lot. The general playgrounds are career-fairs, advertisings, seminars etc. Don’t take this one casually if you really want to win the game.

“Guess the Time” is one of my favourites. If there is load-shedding, then you have to guess after how many hours current will again come. Again a little secret… think logically and place your guess to be more than 1-2 hours. But here also luck factor comes and I have seen the time to as high as 16 hours! So pray and then guess. Here also we are saving natural resources as coals and other fuels are depleting day-by-day and to be frank you should feel how the life is in the deep jungles where there is no electricity… you should feel those feelings also.

At night we get to play another game called “Find the Holes” (yah, its night show only… and not available in day because in daytime it's all visible!) in the roads. We care for you and your fun. So there are plenty of holes in the roads and they come in variety of sizes. At night the thing gets interesting and we really want to see everyone with a smile on their face. And don’t panic if you sometimes fall in the holes… its all part of the game… you are getting a chance to cultivate your sportsman spirit… and that is what counts.

“Your Take on Deserts” is a game that depends on the session and is not always available. In this game, you will get no water supply and you get a feeling (maybe less but the best money can buy) how life is in deserts. Again this game is not always available.

I am in love with this place and I really feel sad for all of them who have not visited this splendid place and spent a fun-happy moment. These are the games that I have found for your entertainment… what are your takes about it?

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Dilbert's Salary Theory : quite interesting!!!

Dilbert's Theorem on Salary states that engineers, programmers and scientists can never earn as much salary as business executives and sales people.

This theorem can be supported by a mathematical equation based on the following three postulates:

Postulate 1: Knowledge = Power (Knowledge is Power)
Postulate 2: Time = Money (Time is Money)
Postulate 3: Power = Work/Time (As every Physics student knows)

Proof therefore follows:

Knowledge = Power (From Postulate 1)
Knowledge = Work / Time (From Postulate 3)

and since Time = Money,
we have: Knowledge = Work / Money (From Postulate 2)

Solving for Money, we get:

Knowledge x Money = (Work / Money) x Money
Money = Work / Knowledge

Thus, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity, regardless of the amount of Work done.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Rainbow Wings

Rainbow Wings
(by Pankaj)

Open your Rainbow Wings,
Shine with its glare.

Open your beautiful mind,
And its everlasting flair.

Fly in the sunshine,

Fly in the rain,

Fly in the dark night,

Forgetting any pain.


The River is saluting you,

The Clouds are saying hi.

The Wind is going with you,
The Earth saying goodbye.


Fly for your freedom,
Fly with your zeal,
Fly with your passion,

Because you have dreams to fulfil. comments

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Come Light Come...

(by Pankaj)

Come light come, I am here, can't you see?
I know it's dark, maybe too dark to see!
I have been waiting here for you so long,
How can one survive without the life's song?
We are living, living to be alive.
Have you ever thought how it is to live someone else's life?
Maybe you were busy, too busy to think!
But find time for them who wait for you in every blink.
Now the day has come, now is the time for change,
To remove the darkness, to bring back happiness.
Come back home, I can only pray,
To bring back colour to a life of white and gray.
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