Monday, July 9, 2012

The border guards (BSF)

When i look up in the sky,
I see the stars shining bright.
When i look at the mountain,
I see a great natural wall standing.
When i gaze at the rann,
I find it gazing back
as if it was telling you ..
not to worry .. i am there to
take the attack.

When i look at my back..
I see a nation
whose soul needs to be stirred
I find myself guarding a block
which need to first look within..introspect.
What is it that i guard.??
What is it that i stand for.??
What is it that i put my life and that of my loved ones in terrible terrible pain.??

Will these questions be ever answered..??
Will my fellow countrymen ever wake up to the thought ..
that they need to stand up for their support is what boosts us up..
they are my people .. my fellows and my friends..
Wake up friends before it gets too late..
The nation is calling you.
Jai Hind!!

IDP Format Download [GTU]

Gujarat Technological University (GTU) final year students of engineering have to make one big one year project or two small six months projects. They can choose their type of project IDP or UDP (click here to find out more about it).

For this they have to submit the statement form to their HOD. There are two forms: 1. for individuals and 2. for teams/groups.
Here I have given both report formats, you can download it from here. You simply have to fill them.

For queries feel free to contact me on:
e-mail id:

1. IDP Group Format (for Teams)

2. IDP Format (for Individuals)


Delhi has shown that if proper interventions are done we can reduce accidents and deaths on roads. City has seen decline in accidents for third continuous year.
This time we focussed on roads having maximum accidents and had low cost interventions awaiting long term interventions by concerned civic agencies. We concentrated on speed calming measures, speed checks, putting pedestrian lights, getting signages done from agencies and checking of commercial vehicles on certain roads and we are happy that in first six months accidents on 20 roads which had maximum accidents in 2011 have shown 32% decline in accidents. While first half of 2011 saw 478 accidents on these roads in 2012 these roads saw 327 accidents which is a huge reduction in accidents. These roads had virtually 25% accidents of the whole of city of Delhi. Talking of individual roads while 17 of these roads showed decline, 3 roads registered increase in accidents and we are working on these roads to show that all roads are amenable to interventions and many accidents are avoidable.
While accidents came down from 102 to 77 on Ring road, there were 50 accidents on Outer Ring road against 63 last year. GT Karnal road saw massive decline from 55 to 27 this year.On Rohtak road accidents have come down to 28 from last year's 42. Mathura road saw huge decline in accidents from 31 last year to 12 this year. National Highway 8 accidents came down from 18 to 12 and on MB road these came down from 22 to 13. Wazirabad road saw decline from 13 to 8 accidents this year while NH24 saw huge reduction in accidents from 16 cases to 6. Road No. 56 saw accidents going down to 10 this year from 14 in first six month in 2011. MG road saw decline in accidents from 13 to 8, Bawana road from 10 to 9, Gurgaon road from 12 to 1, Kanjhawalal road from 9 to 6. Aurobindo Marg saw decline from 7 to 0, Anandmai marg from 5 to 3 and road no. 201 from 6 to 2. Only GT road, Nazafgarh road and Vikas Marg saw increase in accident case and we are working on further interventions on these roads also.
Low cost interventions to reduce accidents included speed calming measures on NH1, NH10, control on commercial vehicles on NH2, speed checks on all these roads, putting up signages, additional pedestrian lights, additional traffic staff and traffic discipline. We will continue our efforts to make city safer for people to move on.
Our drive against drunken driving is showing results and has contributed to reduction of accidents. This year there have been increased prosecutions and as many as 3,329 defaulters have been given jail terms for drunken driving. In 2011 for the whole year imprisonments for drunken driving was 2,960.
We are committed to safe city of Delhi.
Satyendra Garg, Joint CP Traffic

Protecting you from DNS Changer with McAfee

McAfee, a Facebook Security trusted partner, is working constantly to protect users from malicious content and malware like viruses, Trojans, and worms. We encourage users to check out this tool, so they don’t lose access to the Internet and Facebook!

On July 9, 2012, the FBI will be shutting down Internet servers that had previously allowed millions of Internet users, who were infected by the DNSChanger Trojan, access to the Internet. Internet users who are affected by the Trojan will lose access to websites, email, chat, or social networking sites, like Facebook, on July 9.

Note: Internet servers are also known as Domain Name System (DNS) servers. DNSChanger Trojan is a nasty virus that has been around for some time.

What you should be aware of:
  • Before July 9, it is recommended that all consumer Internet users check their computers for the Trojan and update their Internet settings.
  • If your computer has the Trojan or does not have the correct Internet settings then you will not have access to the Internet beginning July 9th.
  • To do quick check on your computer, McAfee has introduced a free tool that helps you easily identify whether you have been affected by the Trojan and provides a free solution if your computer is infected.

Follow these steps to find out if your computer is infected with the DNSChanger Trojan:
  1. Go to: 
  1. Click the “Check Now” button to see if the computer has been infected. 
  1. If the computer is infected, the website will offer you a free solution to get rid of the Trojan and update your Internet settings. 
  1. If your computer is not infected, you will receive a “Congratulations, you are OK” screen and no further actions are needed.  

Additional information about DNS servers and the DNSChanger Trojan:

What is a Domain Name System (or DNS)?

Domain Name System, also known as DNS, changes user-friendly website names into the Internet protocol (IP) addresses that computers use to talk to each other. When computer users enter a website name (ex. into their web browsers, their computer will contact a DNS server.

What is the ‘DNSChanger’ Trojan?

‘DNSChanger’ is a Trojan created by cybercriminals to redirect the Internet traffic of millions of unsuspecting consumers to websites where the thieves have profited from advertisements. All computers still infected with DNSChanger malware will no longer be able to access websites, email, chat, or social networking sites like Facebook after July 9th.

This solution is part of McAfee’s relentless focus on protecting and liberating consumers so that they may safely experience everything the Internet has to offer. As partners, Facebook and McAfee have been working together since 2010 to support a safe and secure environment for Facebook users.


-- Must read

A little boy went to a telephone booth which was at the cash counter of a store and dialed a number.
The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:

Boy : "Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
Woman : (at the other end of the phone line) "I already have someone to cut my lawn."
Boy : "Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price than the person who cuts your lawn now."
Woman : I'm very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.
Boy : (with more perseverance) "Lady, I'll even sweep the floor and the stairs of your house for free.
Woman : No, thank you.

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.

Store Owner : "Son... I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job."
Boy : "No thanks,
Store Owner : But you were really pleading for one.
Boy : No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!"

This is called

"Self Appraisal"

Suvendu Roy of Titan Industries

Suvendu Roy of Titan Industries, who shares his inspirational encounter with a rickshaw driver in Mumbai:

One Sunday, my wife, kid, 'n I had to travel to Andheri from Bandra. When I waved at a passing auto rickshaw, little did I expect that this ride would be any different...

I looked in front 'n there was a small TV. The driver had put on the Doordarshan channel.

My wife 'n I looked at each other with disbelief 'n amusement. In front of me was a small first-aid box with cotton, dettol 'n some medicines.

This was enough for me to realize that I was in a special vehicle.

Then I looked round again, 'n discovered more - there was a radio, fire extinguisher, wall clock, calendar, 'n pictures 'n symbols of all faiths

- from Islam 'n Christianity to Buddhism, Hinduism 'n Sikhism.

There were also pictures of the heroes of 26/11- Kamte, Salaskar, Karkare 'n Unnikrishnan.

I realized that not only my vehicle, but also my driver was special.

I started chatting with him 'n the initial sense of ridicule 'n disbelief gradually diminished.

I gathered that he had been driving an auto rickshaw for the past 8-9 years; he had lost his job when his employer's plastic company was shut down.

He had two school-going children, 'n he drove from 8 in the morning till 10 at night.

No break unless he was unwell. "Sahab, ghar mein baith ke T.V dekh kar kya faida? Do paisa income karega toh future mein kaam aayega."

We realized that we had come across a man who represents Mumbai – the spirit of work, the spirit of travel 'n the spirit of excelling in life.

I asked him whether he does anything else as I figured that he did not have too much spare time.

He said that he goes to an old age home for women in Andheri once a week or whenever he has some extra income, where he donates tooth brushes, toothpastes, soap, hair oil, 'n other items of daily use.

He pointed out to a painted message below the meter that read: "25 per cent discount on metered fare for the handicapped.

Free rides for blind passengers up to Rs. 50.

My wife 'n I were struck with awe. The man was a HERO!

A hero who deserves all our respect!!!

Our journey came to an end;

45 minutes of a lesson in humility, selflessness, 'n of a hero-worshipping Mumbai, my temporary home.

We disembarked, 'n all I could do was
to pay him a tip that would hardly cover a
free ride for a blind man.

I hope, one day, you too have a chance to meet Mr Sandeep Bachhe in his auto rickshaw: MH-02-Z-8508.

Be a Reason for Million Smiles….
But Never be a reason for even a single Grudge…..