With Great Power comes Great Responsibility

The title of this article is from one of Great superhero movie made in Hollywood,that is “Spider man”

It a wonderful quote which needs to be reminded,remembered often

“With Great Power comes Great Responsibility”

It is not necessary that only a Superhero only has Great Power,we all do have Great power inside ourselves and talent only to unique to us.It is our responsibility to identify this talent or power and use it to the benefit for us and also to the people in the world.

Successful people in the world has identified this power within themselves and used it to the greater good for themselves and the world.One Best example is Bill Gates and Warren Buffet,they have built an enormous empire with their their talent and power and finally used it to the benefit of the world with Philanthropic activities.For me,they are also superheroes in suits like the one we see in  Superhero movies.

Another phrase which I would like to enforce is

“Keeping a lower aim is a sin”

Obviously,when we set a lower goal or aim for us ,our potential is not fully utilized and we end up in being a mediocre.But if we set High goals and aims,our potential is fully utilized and the challenges we face will ultimately improve our skills.

When John F .Kennedy,the American President declared American mission to moon to the world,He said

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”

Note that Kennedy has embarked this mission not because it is easy but it is very hard.America did achieve this technological feat and it is one of the reasons for America to become a dominating Superpower in the world.

So Friends,Lets all have tough goal and achieve it and become an indomitable figure in the world.

 

 

 

 

Grey Market

I am amused to see every city in India has one famous grey market where we get goods at much cheaper than the original cost as it is not going through the right channel before reaching the grey market.

When I walk through these market,mostly pirated CD are prevalent everywhere.Then whatever latest gadgets from the best brands in the world,we can find it in the market by almost 10-30% less than the original market price with some tough bargaining.Only disadvantage is it is without bill,without warranty and if the product goes faulty,then you cannot approach the company service center but to get it repaired from a local nameless service center.Small items somehow they get into the market but I am amazed how they are able to give big gadgets like LCD,Plasma TVs to the market.

Again and again I hear people say that in these markets you can get from a small pin to a big Aeroplane but I must say that there is some truth in their words.

On the other side even when we buy from brand outlets,warranty is valid for one year after which if the product become faulty again we have no option of paying a hefty amount to get it serviced from a service center instead usually we get it serviced from a service center for a lesser cost.So these practical points pushes some of the population to buy from the local market.

Even I have some experience with People from the branded companies saying that Grey markets are loss to the subsidy of the brand in that country but these markets contribute major chunk to the parent company as somehow it is bought somewhere in the world from the parent company.So Grey markets are beneficial to the parent company.When Guests come from the parent company,Grey market visit would compulsorily part of their travel itenary.

Some of the grey markets I have seen are burma bazaar in chennai,pallika bazaar in delhi.Hope sometimes you will get amused with a visit to Grey market near to your place.

Two Methods to make money online

 

There are many ways to make money online.

Frankly speaking I have not made a dime as I have only gathered enormous theoretical information about making money online.

We can kind of classify the money making methods online into two

1)By selling products

2)By selling advertisement space as part of our content.

For selling products,we can use some online selling platform like ebay,amazon or classified websites like local selling.
After trying out to sell through these websites what I learned is that we can make money only if we select products with low buying cost & less postage cost.Since these website charge you for listing & Selling and adding to the postage cost,our final margin is very less.Either we need to sell products in volume or else sell products with high margin like electronic goods.What I suggest if you sell digital products like ebook,images..etc,they are downloadable online and there is no delivery charges associated with it.Hence you can make a lot of money out of it & avoid postage cost & have a care free selling.

The second part is interesting where if you are passionate about something & if you are easily overflow with words,then you can create a blog.As time goes on,People will get interested in your writing and if you get many eye balls watch your websites.You can place advertisement through google adsense program which will generate revenue for you.
Many people are successful in creating world famous websites and make good amount of money which made them to quit their jobs and make blogging as a full time career.

Now I see make good money by teaching in the online teaching websites like udemy where if you make a training video and upload it,it is automatically bought by students which generates revenue to you.

Why and How I Joined Toastmasters

The reason & the events that led to me joining toastmasters is quite interesting.

From early days,I have a great interest towards public speaking & Soft skills as during my school and college days,I had this fear towards public speaking.So I did read lot of softskill & public speaking related books.As time went on,both become almost my field of interest.

Then when I started to make youtube videos,I watched those videos.Somewhat whatever I spoke in those videos felt.
I was not happy with the way I delivered the video.I watched the videos made by others basically public speaker,their videos were impressive with the way they delivered,the rate of speech and they were great but my mine was bit not impressive for an audience.

So I thought that I should go to a public speaking course to make a better videos.Already I went for a public speaking course long back and had no much improvement.Then I heard about toastmasters and made a thorough research about toastmasters.

Toastmasters is a club in which members meet every week to give speeches in a self paced manner in a conducive and supportive environment which helps in improving their public speaking skills.First I went to a club where it was too crowded and I got lost in the crowd.I was not impressed and left the meeting in the middle.

Then I went to another club where the members greeted me well and they also gave a impromptu topic to speak.It has really impressed.Still I did not join because it was on a sunday.Already I have a 6 day job,then working on a sunday it will become a 7 day job life spoiling my work-life balance.

But in life you get signs and you need to identify the signs.In a 6 month period,I crossed paths about toastmasters
1)A Member from Mcdermott club said great about toastmasters
2)Met one of the member of the club which I visited in one of my client place.
3)I Greatly admire Rich dad Poor dad book and in his book,he has mentioned about toastmasters & it helps to improve your skill to speak in Public.

Finally I made that decision to dive into toastmasters into blind faith.I must say that it was a great decision and it was like a turning point in our life.It has given a rebirth to me.It has helped me to speak in public and also improve my leadership.More to explore in toastmasters & endless opportunities for a toastmaster.I got recognized in toastmasters at many levels and finally helped to make youtube videos in a better way.

Premam Movie-Not Great as expected

I heard lot of great stories about the Premam movie by Director Alphonse putran.

It is just a recopy of Autograph movie and it was a super duper hit in Malayalam.

I have already watched the movie Neram which has the same combination of Director Alphonse putran and Hero as Nivin pauly.

Neram was a hit but the movie was short than the usual movie length.It was just like a short film which is made long as it had the usual different characteristics of cinematography,music and making was completely interesting.

When I watched Premam movie I did not find it as great as what reviews said and people told me.

The music was superhb

The cinematography was colourful with fantastic closeup and zooming camera movement

New introduction of sai pallavi and her acting which is new to the audience is a plus to the movie.
Nivin paul’s performance is good

The making of each and every scene is quite different from the usual movie making style
and a lot of inspiration has been taken from the Cheran’s autography movie.Few scenes like why they are hitting people and openly so many guys coming & going for flirting with girls is bit irritating.Even the closeups and colourfullness in cinematography after some point of time looks like a overdose.

Thus I found the answer why this movie has not won filmfare awards.

A life with Internet

During the 90s,when internet was introduced to our world,that is in chennai, I have really become crazy about this internet idea.May be if I have continued follow my passion to internet deeply,I would have made a mark in the field of Internet.

But now I want to tell how I grow with internet.
Those days when Internet was introduced,most our friends went for chatting and to watch morphed porn photos.But I was different and I was impressed with this idea of so much of information available so easily like world is in your desktop.

During the initial days,the net connectivity was damn slow and we usually browse sify,yahoo then google for information.

One particular website was so impressive called as Öne million pixel page ,where the creator was a college student who cam with this mindblowing idea to sell each pixel in his one million pixel website.It started small but finally it went to a stage that final number of pixels were taken by big companies on auction.

One website we browse which must have achieved one of the top websites in the world like wikipedia is “how stuff works”.com but I am not sure why this website has not achieved such a big status.This had simple explanation with animation and pictures of the complex science and technology subject explained in simplet terms.This one website I referred for many years to get my basics right.

Then movie related websites like IMDB which is my favourite of all websites to read latest movie reviews.

Now most of the time I spend in 3 websites,one is Youtube,then facebook,then wikipedia.My world and most of the people in this world start and ends with these 3 websites I hope.

Boomerang-A Short Scifi Story by Venkateshan

Title: Boomerang-A War with Indian Robots

2100 A.D

National security meeting, New Delhi

“Sir, we have to use them”

Scientist Akash told the security advisor.

“No way, we will use low effect nuke bombs to get rid of them instead of your metallic men”, Army General Savarkar opposed.

Akash said, “I am more exited on this opportunity. This is the right time to test my newly created defence robots. We will put them into the field. I am sure they will destroy the infiltrators absolutely. “

“No way, I cannot use them without testing and inducting into the army. We will call the Airforce like last time to get rid of these infiltrators”. Army general raised his voice.

Infiltrators have captured the Kargil area. They have taken hold of all the key areas. Army soldiers cannot recapture it. As they move up towards the hill, the infiltrators pound and kill them with bombs and bullets. They cannot be rooted out by soldiers since they are placed in a favourable position on the top of the hill. Induction of Air force has failed since the terrorist have possessed with air striking weapons and they have already shot out one fighter jet.

“Sir, Nuke bombs will create opposition and sanctions from world countries. It’s the most ridiculous idea I can ever hear. It’s better to use my defence robots. You give the weapons to them and give a command they will execute it. There is no need of training. They are artificially intelligent and self learning robots. They are linked to the internet through GPRS facility. They search the database in an instant of second, find the answers and self learn on how to use. They are having x-ray eyes, they can see through opaque objects. They can run fast. They are metallic, so bullets will not harm them. They know how to evade bombs. They are going to be highly advanced defence robots in the world.”

Army general’s eye reddened. He knows that his case will not sell. Akash scored well with his points. Nothing can stop the Government in going ahead with inducting robots for army operation of Kargil II war.

Security advisor “Ok, we will induct the robots and if it fails, then we will decide upon using sub nuke bombs. We will send this for approval”

Next day

Scientist prepared the defence robots for the war with infiltrators. They are provided with weapons. The robot infantry is named as Kaurava sena. The captain of the infantry is named as Duryodhana.100 robots are air flown to the Kargil area and air dropped to the site by parachutes.

Captain Duryodhana sent a small insect shaped robot to the hill area to collect the details of the number of infiltrators, arms and ammunition with them. The insect robot searched the whole hill area and collected all details of the arms and ammunition. Captain Robot searched the database and found the type of ammunition possessed by infiltrators. Then it decided upon the strategies and anti weapon tactics to be executed in the war on the infiltrators. It commanded to the other robots about the execution of recapturing the kargil hill.

Finally when the right time came, the captain robot commanded “Attack and destroy the infiltrators”

The robots pounded above the hills. The infiltrators are amazed to see metallic robots in Indian army suits. Their bullets cannot kill the robots. There bombs and rocket launchers are useless as they evaded by using anti bomb guns which hits the bombs and explodes the bombs on the air itself. There was no mercy. Within half an hour all the infiltrators are flushed out of the area. Kargil was clear with zero loss from Indian side. Captain Robot explained in his metallic voice “Mission completed. Infiltrators are killed. Victory”

“Victory Ha ha ha…” other robots exclaimed mischievously in their metallic voice.

Asst scientist came running towards Akash

“Success Sir, our mission is an overall victory. Our robots have recaptured the hill area. Satellite images show no human infiltrators. It shows only our defence robots”

“Great! Excellent! Now I can show that stupid army general how great I am. But why did not our robots radioed back to us.”

After a while another junior scientist rushed into the room.

“Sir, Bad news. The robots have boomeranged against us. The army Jawans went to the Kargil area to retake the captured area from the robots and take position of the Kargil area. The robots fired at Jawans and killed all the Jawans. Army general was angry and he has immediately sent a troop to kargil area and the robots killed the whole troop in a matter of minutes.”

Akash switched on the news channel.

ANGEL ROBOTS TURNED INTO SATAN ROBOTS. SAVIOUR TURNED INTO SCAVENGER. They were confirming the detail told by the junior scientist.

Akash turned to the senior scientist who programmed the robots before sending them for the war, “What the hell did you do to them, why they are erratic. What kind of command you have given to them, show me your bull shit program right now”

 

Akash went through the program on the computer of the senior scientist. He searched the command line of the whole program. It read “Destroy infiltrators. Hold the area. Don’t allow any body. Victory”

Akash “Shit what a mess you have done, total goof up”

Senior scientist trembled. Akash mobile rang. There was a call from security advisor. He was called up immediately to the national security meeting. The room was pin drop silent .All eyes were on Akash. What kind of explanation he is going to give for this fiasco.

Akash spoke “Sir, first I regret for this debacle. It’s all due to the wrong programming of the robot and we will take appropriate action. The command given to them is

Destroy infiltrators,

Hold the captured area,

Don’t allow anybody,

Victory for you.

As per the destroy infiltrator command, it has destroyed the entire infiltrators. Next command is hold the capture area, it meant that they will hold the area and no information is provided whether it has to handover the areas as soon as the army Jawans go there. There is a lack of data in this line. Don’t allow any body command is given purposely for the sake of not allowing any more infiltrators till the Indian army comes into the area. There is a mistake in this line. It should have been don’t allow infiltrators.

Army general shouted “Because of your mistake, we have got into the worst situation and I have no hopes of getting out of the situation. We have spent a lot on these robots and we have wasted lot of budget money on them. In addition, we lost our area too. We are in the brim of a big loss”

Junior scientist entered the room “Sir one more bad news. The robots have radioed that they have formed a government in the captured area. They named it Kauravpur. I feel they are preparing to invade us”

Army general exclaimed “Wow! Stupid things you have created. It boomeranged on us”

Akash told “The last word victory for you meant victory belongs to them. After victory, the place will belong to the captured army and a government should be formed. They have formed the government. To expand their government, they have to invade and capture new area hmm… not a bad reasoning.”

Army general “Are you elated on the achievement of your creation. If you are not going to give a solution to get out of this debacle in five minutes, I will get you arrested. I will make sure you get a life sentence”

Akash told “I have a solution”

Army general told “What”

Akash told “The captain robot is the epicentre of the whole pandemonium. We have to destroy him. It has its electronic brain near its temples. If we shoot it out, it will destroy all the robots from functioning.”

Army general “Good heavens! We are not even able to near them and how we can go above the hill, search the captain robot and kill it. Are you speaking with some sense, I am not ready to risk any of my resources”

Akash told “Why not, we can send one of our best snipers to do that job. The captain robot is in command and so it is easy to identify it”

Sniper is a part of army warfare tactics. A sniper hides and shoots the enemy at high precision of accuracy without any gun sound.

Army General “This is the last time I take your idea” Army general called up his boys to send their best sniper to carry out the operation immediately.

They all waited in the same room for 2 hours. Then the message came from the army HQ that the mission was successful and all the robots are destroyed. The room was filled with sounds of hurrah and joy.

General came to Akash and with mischievous smile on his face, he asked “Akash, What do you think -defence robot is better or army jawan is better”

Akash with a irritated face told the general “Piss off from my sight”