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CONTENTS Computer Corner

Looking Inside the Bulb

Hacking

Electronic Corner Electric Bulb

Auto Corner

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Cover Story War of Searches

Inspirer Hailing from the little known village of Alluru, Krishna District, this student embarked on a long and challenging journey to become the Vice Chancellor of JNTU, Hyderabad.

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Rajeev Motwani

Mayan Calander Judging the Judgement Day

Know this MNC Infosys

Career Path GRE: Graduate Record Exam

Prof. D.Narasimha Reddy Vice Chancellor, JNTU Hyderabad

Society Something for Society

Awake India

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Man Behind National Flag

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Wheels Yamaha Fazer

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Tarot Monthly Tarot

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Computer Corner

HACKING The word 'Hacker' in German means "someone who makes furniture with an axe�, or simply it means to 'cut' or 'chop' long and unwanted programs which are lengthy, and resources so that they are reduced to a reasonable size. A hacker is someone who gains unauthorized access to a computer system. Many hackers just like the challenge, but not all hackers are harmless, and not all hackers are bad either. Government and huge companies use hackers to maintain their security systems. People normally confuse hackers with crackers. While hackers crack the code of passwords to hack into a security system, crackers crack the code of software to bypass its security mechanisms like copyright protection etc. Hacking and cracking are two different methods, but hackers normally possess cracking skills and crackers, hacking skills.

Hacking Types 1) Inside Jobs - Most security breaches originate inside the network that is under attack. Inside jobs include stealing passwords (which hackers then use or sell), performing industrial espionage, causing harm (as disgruntled employees), or simply misusing data. 2) Rogue Access Points - Rogue access points (APs) are unsecured wireless access points that outsiders can easily breech. 3) Back Doors - Hackers can gain access to a network by exploiting back doors, administrative shortcuts, configuration errors, easily deciphered passwords and unsecured dial-ups. 4) Viruses and Worms - Viruses and worms are self-replicating programs or code fragments that attach themselves to other programs (viruses) or machines (worms). 5) Trojan Horses - Trojan horses which are attached to other programs are the leading cause of all break-ins. When a user downloads and activates a Trojan horse, the hacked software (SW) kicks off a virus, password gobbler, or remote-control SW that gives the hacker control of the PC. 6) Denial of Service - DoS attacks give hackers a way to bring down a network without gaining internal access. DoS attacks work by flooding the access routers with bogus traffic (which can be email or Transmission Control Protocol, TCP, packets etc). Distributed DoSs (DDoS5) are coordinated DoS attacks from multiple sources. A DDoS is more difficult to block because it uses multiple, changing, source IP addresses. 7) Sniffing and Spoofing - Sniffing refers to the act of intercepting TCP packets. This interception can happen through simple eavesdropping or something more sinister. Spoofing is the act of sending an illegitimate packet with an expected acknowledgment (ACK), which a hacker can guess, predict, or obtain by snooping.

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Computer Corner Types of hackers: “White hat hackers"- They are hackers in the noble sense of the term, whose goal is to help improve computer systems and technologies. E-mail is one of the best examples. “Black hat hackers”, more commonly called hackers (or crackers by extension), are people who break into computer systems for malicious purposes. “Script kiddies" "Phreakers" are hackers who use the switched telephone network (STN) to make free phone calls. The word "phreaking" therefore refers to telephone line hacking. "Carders" mainly attack chip card systems (particularly bank cards) to understand how they work and to exploit their flaws. 'Carding' refers to chip card piracy. "Crackers" are people aiming to create software tools that make it possible to attack computer systems or crack the copy protection of payware.

Hackers Hit South Korea and US Government Sites On a fresh Monday morning, few South Korean sites like the government banks and Korean spy agency sites, received a large amount of traffic on their sites. Hold on. This is not because of the reputation these sites have had. This is because of an attack called “Denial of Service” by hackers. Thousands of infected computers were hijacked and redirected to these particular sites, overwhelming them with sheer intensity of traffic, and finally making them hang by losing the available bandwidth. At the same time, few Government websites in US were also reported to be attacked by hackers. On July 4, hackers attacked sites of the White House, Defense Department and the New York Stock Exchange. However, many of the organizations have warded off the attacks. Ben Rushlo, head of internet technologies at web performance firm Keynote Systems, described it as a "massive outage". Amy Kudwa, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, said the body's US Computer Emergency Readiness Team told federal departments about the issue and of steps "to mitigate against such attacks". Recently the US homeland security secretary, Janet Napolitano, told the BBC that protecting against virtual attacks was a matter of "great concern" and something the US was "moving forward on with great alacrity". There were speculations that these attacks were caused by the military group of North Korea comprising about 1,000 skilled hackers. These hackers have largely targeted public sites causing great inconvenience to both the public and the government. In view of these attacks the S. Korean government has said that it would speed up the cyber warfare unit to counter these attacks. The attacks slowed down, and in some cases shut government website, including the site of the presidential office, for several hours. Feb 2010 CampusJosh 7


Electronic Corner Electric Bulb The exams were round the corner, and the power was out yet again. Meghna fumed over how things were going all wrong, when without warning the lights came on! It made her wonder what a great invention the electric bulb was, and how life would be dull, not to mention dark, but for this incredible device. So how does an electric bulb work? In simplified terms a light bulb is a device that converts electrical energy into visible light. The modern-day light bulb, the origins of which are rife with controversy, works on a relatively straightforward model. The crux of the bulb is the carbon-based filament, or more commonly a tungsten filament, in the centre of the bulb, which when heated to extreme temperatures emits a utilizable level of visible light. Unlike most metals tungsten has an exceptionally high melting point and is therefore robust enough to resist high temperatures. In order to transfer the requisite energy to get the filament heated, the bulb is constructed with a series of connectors that deliver the current to the filament. Once the filament reaches the desired temperature it begins to glow, thus emitting light within the visible wavelength, a phenomenon termed incandescence. Was Edison The Man Behind The Bulb? So who invented the light bulb? Before you yelp Thomas Alva Edison in a knowing tone, be advised that the answer isn't so straightforward. There is quite a bit of controversy about the 'real' inventor of the light bulb. While Edison did invent several smart devices and made valuable contributions, he is believed to have merely held the patent to the original light bulb. He did improvise with his own commercially usable light bulbs, but the original invention is credited to an English scientist, Swan. We will skip the specifics, but suffice is to say that the first light bulb was probably not originally thought of by man of a thousand other grand inventions – Edison.

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The Incandescent Bulb – Structure and Working The structure of a light bulb is rather basic. It includes two metal contacts which are attached via stiff wires that connect the base of the bulb to the ends of an electrical circuit. The metal contacts are also attached to the thin metal filament, the central component of a bulb, which sits in the middle of the bulb. The filament, owing to the fact that it is heated to high temperatures, is held within a glass mount that is filled with an inert gas, such as Argon. The remarkably thin filament, usually tungsten, is set as a double coil to ensure that it fits in. In a regular 60 W bulb the filament does not exceed an inch in coiled form, but can reach much as 2 m when unwound! Tungsten is used in nearly all incandescent light bulbs because it is an ideal filament material. Even so tungsten can burn if the environment is conducive. To avoid possible combustion, the filament is denied contact with oxygen and sealed in an oxygen-free chamber. While previous models used vacuum within the bulb this proved ineffective because of a sporadic vaporization of the filament, which eventually coated the inner walls of the bulb and reduced its lifespan. Hence the inert gas within the modern light bulb.


Electronic Corner Florescent Lamps And Why They Are In The diminished lifetime of conventional incandescent bulbs meant Of Atoms and Photons that newer advancements in gas-based lighting were explored. In particular, the luminescent qualities of neon gained widespread The rapid flow of electrons, attention, and this paved the way for the next innovation in lighting – which make up an 'electric the advent of the fluorescent lamp. charge', creates heat upon A fluorescent lamp is a gas-discharge tube that works on the contact and this vibration phenomenon of fluorescence. Essentially a fluorescent lamp uses translates to heating of the electricity to create energy and excitation of the mercury vapour atoms within the filament. within the glass tube of the lamp. Ultraviolet radiation is then emitted These 'excited' electrons off the excited mercury atoms and the UV causes the phosphor sometimes jump to a higher coated on the inner surface of the glass to fluoresce and emit visible energy level, but this is a light. The key components of a fluorescent lamp include a long glass temporary state and they do tubing filled with inert gases much like an incandescent bulb. eventually return to the However the fluorescent lamp contains electrical ballasts built to normal level releasing the control the current flow, in addition to enduring electrodes that extra energy in the form of ensure longevity to the lamps. The glass tubing also contains photons. mercury vapour, which is the primary source of luminescence While most metals release generated when the low-wavelength UV radiation emitted by the only Infrared radiation, which energized mercury atoms fall on the fluorescent coating. are invisible to the human Arthur Crompton, the prominent physicist, provided the initial eye, the filament in a light prototype to General Electric in the year 1934. The team at GE led bulb is heated to abnormally by George Inman further improvised this prototype in their high levels, reaching as Engineering laboratory and released their own model after much much as a whooping experimentation and R & D involving testing different vapours, 2200°C, and this results in coloured tubing, powders and trying newer lamp coatings and the emission of significant auxiliaries. As against an incandescent bulb, a fluorescent lamp amounts of visible radiation. offers more energy efficiency. Albeit that the initial costs of using fluorescent lamps are higher, the longer lifespan translates to better cost effectiveness. Large fluorescent lamps that emit good quality white light are the preferred choice, be it in a commercial enterprise or prominent institutional buildings.

Go Green With Compact Fluorescent Lamps(CFLs) Of late though, compact fluorescent lamps or CFLs are gaining popularity as an innovative energy-saving alternative to incandescent lamps. More home owners are recognising the benefits of CFLs over incandescent lamps and even fluorescent lamps, which although long lasting are bulkier and pose potential hazards from the possible release of mercury, dangerous even in trace quantities. Like conventional fluorescent lamps CFLs also have a gas-filled tube and a magnetic or electronic ballast. The flow of electricity via the ballast and the mercury vapour emits UV radiation which fluoresces the phosphor coating on the tube and emits a visible 'soft white' light. CFLs with electronic ballasts tend to flicker much less because the resonant convertor stabilizes the input voltage. The ballast also has rectifiers and filter capacitors on its circuit board with switching transistors for DC to AC conversion, thus making them workable on either source. CFLs like regular fluorescent lamps contain mercury and should be appropriately disposed, or better still, recycled. Though slightly expensive, CFLs utilize lesser power for the same level of light emission, are more enduring, and this makes up for the higher up-front costs. Perhaps the best benefit of CFLs is that they emit much less greenhouse gases and are the next-generation eco-friendly lighting solution. Feb 2010 CampusJosh 9


Auto Corner DTSi Bikes have always been synonymous with speed and style. Even so, all bike owners are reminded of a much more important thing - fuel efficiency. Earlier, the Indian market offered a range of bikes which had the required speed and were reasonably fuel efficient. However, many lacked the punch and failed to make a statement of their own. It was later, in the year of 2001, when Bajaj came out with The Bajaj Pulsar. This bike had it allÂŻ the speed, style and was easy on the pocket. The secret behind this was DTSi. So, what is DTSi? And what difference does it make?

So how does DTSi Work? Well, to begin with DTSi stands for Digital Twin Spark Ignition. It uses two spark plugs per cylinder as opposed to the conventional one spark plug per cylinder. The use of multiple sparks was not a new concept, but one which had been in trial since the invention of the internal combustion engine. Due to various reasons it was never in use, expect in prototypes. The twin spark ensures faster, more efficient and complete combustion of the air-fuel charge ingested by the engine. The use of this technology ensures a cleaner burn, lesser residue in exhaust as well as higher thermodynamic efficiency. These engines meet the emission standards set in 2010 even during the initial years of its inception. The performances of these bikes were sometimes on par with, and at times, better than their competitors in spite of their low engine capacities. The engine performance at the top-end was incredible, but some vehicles did not perform as well in the low-end. To cater to this issue, the ExhausTEC was introduced. Pulsar DTSi Engine

This introduces us to another technology used in the PulsarÂŻ DTS-si, which stands for Digital Twin Spark Swirl Induction. After, the induction of the DTSi, the Bajaj R&D department found that if the spark can create more turbulence, then the burning flame will expand with finger-like projections increasing its surface area, and thereby improving the combustion further. So, how was this to be achieved? 10 CampusJosh Feb 2010

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ExhausTEC stands for Exhaust Torque Extension Chamber. It uses a small chamber connected to the exhaust pipe of the engine to modify the back-pressure and swirl characteristics with an aim to improve the lowend performance of the bikes. Fortunately, it proved to be highly effective in improving the engine's overall response and its low-end characteristics. Bajaj also tried to incorporate the DTS-Fi technology in its later versions. DTS-Fi stands for Digital Twin Spark Fuel Injection. The fuel injection is known to improve the engine-start ability and offers a brisker torque response to throttle changes. It helps in establishing the exact air-fuel ratio with the help of the actuator and oxygen sensor in the exhaust region. Such closed loop technology has proved to cut emissions drastically. However, due to the high cost involved in the manufacturing of the components, Indian producers have not taken it up completely, barring a few.


Auto Corner Engine Displacement

The swirling motion of the incoming charge transforms into turbulence as the piston moves in the induction and compression strokes. This results in the mixing of the air-fuel mixture thoroughly and spreads evenly in the combustion chamber. A combination of the DTSi and swirl induction thus provides rapid combustion and higher efficiency. Bikes using this technology are expected to achieve an amazing mileage under ideal conditions. This is better than others on offer now.

Who invented the first motorcycle? Gottlieb Daimler is credited with building the first motorcycle in 1885.It was constructed mostly of wood, with the wheels being of the iron-banded wooden-spoked wagon-type, definitely a "bonecrusher" chassis.

Gottlieb Daimler (1834 - 1900)

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Engine Displacement 150cc, 180cc, 200cc, 220cc¯ever wondered what this means? Well, for all those who know and even for those who do not, it signifies the engine displacement of an automobile. Though it's a common term used to differentiate the variants in bikes, they are applicable in general to all automobiles. Getting back to the concept of engine displacement, it is defined as the total volume of air-fuel mixture an engine can draw in during one complete engine cycle. It's normally represented in cubic centimetres (cc), cubic inches or in litres. In a piston engine this is the volume that is swept as the piston moves from the top dead centre to the bottom dead centre. Displacement is equal to the volume of air-fuel mixture pumped in during one cycle of all the cylinders at 100% volumetric efficiency. Thus, a four-stroke engine ingests its displacement in two engine revolutions, whereas a Cycle of a four stroke two stroke engine does it in only engine. one revolution. So, how can one calculate this? In a standard engine, i.e. a diesel engine, displacement is calculated by multiplying the number of cylinders in the engine with the area of a piston and the length of a stroke. With circular pistons, displacement can be calculated from the bore diameter and stroke using the formula: Displament = ð/4 × bore × stroke × number of cylinders courtesy: wikipedia.org

The straight port in the existing bikes did not help this cause. So, one of the ways to generate a higher turbulence or swirl was to have port configuration which helped achieve it. Therefore, for the generation of the required swirl, a port configuration was developed and optimized by the Bajaj engineers.

Since, the engine power depends on the mixture ingested, the efficiency of its combustion and its conversion into power, to increase the quantity of mixture combusted, the engine displacement can be increased, the speed of operation of the engine can be increased, or the mixture can be delivered at a higher pressure which is the function of devices such as turbochargers and superchargers. Therefore, it is the easiest way of adding power since it requires neither higher rotational speed nor complicated auxiliaries. However, this increases the mass and size of a vehicle, hindering its maneuverability. Feb 2010 CampusJosh 11


Interview

“Ambition, Hard Work, Commitment and Sincerity are the Reasons for My Success” Hailing from the little known village of Alluru,Krishna District, this student embarked on a long and challenging journey to become the Vice Chancellor of JNTU, Hyderabad. He is none other than Dr.D.N.Reddy, the first Vice Chancellor of JNTU, Hyderabad.“I used to walk 4 miles to reach my school and I was the topper in the class.” says Dr. D.N. Reddy, in an exclusive interview with Campus Josh. CJ: Tell us about your childhood and education Dr.Reddy: Until Class 5, I studied in the Govt. Primary School in Alluru village, Veralpadu Mandal in Krishna District. From Class 6 to 11, I studied in ZP High School, Yerrupalem in Khammam District. I used to walk about 4 miles to reach my school. When I was in Class 9, my father bought me a bicycle for Rs.60, and I was the only one in the village to own a cycle. I ranked first in the Class XI examinations at the district level, and my father bought me a watch to celebrate the occasion. CJ: Any favorite teachers? Dr.Reddy: Oh yes! Teachers in school play a very important role in moulding our character. My favorite teachers were Sri Anjaneya Shastry, English teacher and Sri Prabhakar Rao, who taught me Mathematics. CJ: Higher education? Dr. Reddy: In 1967, I came to Hyderabad, and joined in New Science College for my PUC. I stayed in Reddy's Hostel in Abids. I was one among the 110 students in the class. Having acquired my primary schooling in the Telugu medium, I struggled a lot to understand the lessons. But I worked hard and my dedication paid off. I completed my PUC with 85%. I then went on to do my B.E. in Osmania University, and M.Tech from IIT Madras. In 1986 I received my and PhD fromIIT Delhi. CJ:Which of the qualities would you attribute your success to? Dr.Reddy: I would say my ambition, hard work, commitment and sincerity are the driving forces that have helped me reach where I am today. CJ: What significant changes do you propose to advance the present education system in JNTU? Dr.Reddy: We are currently working on making classroom teaching more effective using Information Technology and audio-visual aids. We are in the process of installing digital screens in classrooms so that students can better comprehend the class room sessions. 12 CampusJosh Feb 2010

Prof. D.Narasimha Reddy Vice Chancellor, JNTU Hyderabad

Academic Qualification Degree Year University Osmania University, Hyderabad

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Awards/Honors Honored with the Eminent Engineer National Award from the Institute of Engineers(India),10th September, 2007 Received the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National Award for Best Engineering College Principal for the year 2003 at 33rd ISTE National annual Convention held at Coimbatore December, 2003 Awarded the 2000 Millennium Medal of Honor instituted by The American Biographical Institute, U.S.A. Received Best Paper award at the 2nd International conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power held at IIT Roorkee 12-14 December, 2002.


CJ: What are the plausible Reasons for the higher failure rate in JNTU? Dr. Reddy: Yes I have to agree, the failure rate is high in JNTU. The key problem as I see it is that many students do not attend to classes regularly. While it is true that only 20% fo the learning can be garnered from Professors and their lectures, still the students should attend classes to get the outline without which they can't start studying on their own. And self face learning to be encouraged. CJ: For 11,000 SBI clerical vacancies, over 36 lakh applications were received, and a considerable number of these were B.Tech, M.Tech and M.Phil degree holders. What do you think about the present economic situation? Dr. Reddy: Earlier, IT companies used to provide employment to most of the Engineering graduates. But in the present times of Economic Recession, they are unable to provide jobs to the fresh graduates, and that is the reason for this trend. At this point in time, students should look to improve their soft skills. Learning the basic concepts of their core branch is very important. In addition to that students should also learn inter-disciplinary subjects. CJ: In many colleges, even the Professors lack communication skills. In order to train senior faculty, JNTU has tied up with WIPRO under the Mission 10X program. How is the progress of Mission 10X? Dr.Reddy: Mission 10X is the training program conducted by Wipro Foundation. It aims at training senior faculty in the Engineering colleges in the state. Nearly 50 professors have been successfully trained until now, and we are planning another 20 more programs. CJ: In an interview you agreed that out of the 524 engineering colleges only 100 colleges have the appropriate infrastructure and only 60 colleges employ a good team of teaching staff. What steps have you been taking to improve the situation? Dr. Reddy: Yes, I agree to this fact. We have asked the management of the various colleges to send detailed reports about their infrastructure and faculty to us by the end of this month. Later, we will be display all the relevant information in our website. If a student finds anything a miss. he/she can get back with feedback and we will perform inspections of such colleges from December. CJ: Your message to students. Dr.Reddy: Students should develop their communication skills and core knowledge. Inter-disciplinary subjects are also important and students must give them due attention. And above all, students should be sincere in their efforts to reap the rewards.

Academic Reforms 2008 - 2009 Introduction of the regular 5 years Integrated Dual Degree Programme in all the disciplines of B.Tech and M.Tech. Four Semester Dual Degree program leading to M.Sc.(Engg) and M.Tech.In collaboration with Blekinge Institute of Technology,Sweden. Regular and part-time MSIT programme (4/6 Semesters) leading to PG Degree in IT in collaboration with Consortium of Higher learning and Camegie Mellon University,Pittsburg,U.S.A.

Collaboration and MOUs International Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden UNISA,South Africa University of Pahang, Malaysia Carnegie Mellon University, USA Hoseo University, Korea University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

National International Academy of computer Graphics (IACG), Hyderabad M/S Electronic Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) M/S Tata Consultancy Services M/S Infosys C-DAC Central Institute of Tool Design M/S Wipro Technologies-Mission 10X

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cover story

War of Searches

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hen it comes to top players in the Information Technology domain, there could be no formidable competitors as are the software giants Google and Microsoft. While the former ruled the web search niches, Microsoft had a virtual monopoly over PC operating systems and the Internet browser tools with the seemingly invincible Internet Explorer. And then Google made a swift foray into the niche of web connectivity software with its very own Google Chrome, a move that clearly seemed like an open challenge to Microsoft's Internet explorer. As if that were not aggressive enough Google has gone on to release its much awaited Google OS, a lightweight operating system primarily targeting the netbook market, and one which Google promises to release as open source shortly. Is this a clear indication that Windows has lost its unsurpassed status as the ruling king of PC operating systems? Hardly. Microsoft is responding in kind, with its new offering in the search engine domain. The new search tool, powered by Microsoft, 'Bing' is an attempt at getting back toward Google. So is it 'payback' time now? Is it Microsoft's turn now to dethrone the Internet's crowned king, just when Google Chrome has been doing a successful beta release? Indeed Microsoft's recent tie up with Yahoo, with the intent of enhancing the Bing experience is all but making us believe the Big Fish are indeed playing the provocative game of retribution.

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BlindSearch Basics The goal of the BlindSearch(blindsearch.fejus.com) test was to see how people perceived search experience and results when the branding from search engines was removed. The test displayed identical search engine screens, which had the same look and feel, but were powered by the original search engines. Interestingly, it was noted that the search queries itself were better tuned to Google, since most people unwittingly adapted

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cover story Google OS and Chrome – Attempting to Oust Microsoft's Monopoly Until recently, Microsoft's IE had established a place of dominance, facing little competition even from the more intuitive Firefox browsers. Even while Mozilla's Firefox, rising like a phoenix from the all-encompassing but fading Netscape browser, garnered backing from Google, this did little to malign the IE fame. Judging by the fact that an Internet connectivity tool was central to the web business, and thus the fulcrum of Google's business, a browser owned by Google seemed the best proposition. And thus was born Google Chrome, a giant leap for Google, and a clear effort to loosen Microsoft's iron grip over Internet browsers. Inside sources maintained that Google's move to create and distribute a new browser increased over concern that the new features that IE8 boasted of could seriously impact Google's search business. Key product enhancements on IE8, including improved privacy settings could prevent Google from collecting search and content-related information that translated to effective ad display by Google. IE8 also provided Microsoft-centric tools such as a quick-linking feature to Microsoft maps and Windows Live, and making MSN Search the default search in newer Internet Explorer releases. Evidently Google Chrome's release, which has been whispered around close-knit circles as early as 2004, hopes to seize a sizeable chunk of Microsoft's browser market share that is estimated to be a whopping 75 percent!

Up next on the Google's list of latest launches is the highly anticipated Google Chrome OS, an open source operating system that Google says is designed keeping in mind connectivity to the Internet, considering that the earlier OS were released when the World Wide Web was still in its infancy. Developed as a natural extension of its browser, with features that promise 'speed, simplicity and security', the Google Chrome operating system is clearly a measure to challenge its primary rival Windows.

Microsoft Answers with 'Bing' and Proposed Yahoo Tie-Up The subtle battle got decidedly fiery when Microsoft announced the launch of its version of Internet search 'Bing'. Certainly Bing is no revolution in search engine technology, but is a more or less upgraded look of its earlier Live Search. Nevertheless Bing is proving to be tough competition to the previously unmatched Google search. With a catchy search page, something that Google cannot boast of, the overall experience of using Bing is unique and refreshing. While Google fans are raving over the innovation that iGoogle brings, undeniably, Bing is playing a significant role in conveying Microsoft's intent – 'Look out Google'! Oh we get the message, loud and clear!

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cover story At the time Bing was first launched, a comparison study that called itself a 'search engine taste test' was released. The goal of the BlindSearch test was to see how people perceived search experience and results when the branding from search engines was removed. BlindSearch had users comparing and casting votes based on their search experience with Google, Bing and Yahoo. While the initial results showed Bing and Google in close competition with ups and downs, the final results had Google topping the list with Yahoo taking the third place. While the test itself aimed to remove the 'branding' from the Internet search experience, it was indeed a little experiment by a Microsoft employee although the disclaimer on the site absolved Microsoft of any affiliation with the test. Well, that does add a certain twist to the test!

Yahoo Microsoft Deal Talking about search engines, Yahoo Search and Microsoft are formally joining hands to create an innovation in Internet search. In an official press release, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer stated that the agreement hopes to get Microsoft's search engine, Bing, the scale necessary to compete and enhance advertiser potential that will translate to enhanced relevance in ad display and search results. Ballmer went on to claim that this would give 'real consumer choice in a market currently dominated by a single company', clearly a not-so-subtle dig at Google. The Cold War Heats Up – Why This Is A Good Thing Indeed, the last few years has seen Google coming up with several enhanced Internet offerings targeted at comparable Microsoft products, be it Gmail, countering Hotmail, or Google Calendar, an alternative to MS Outlook. At one point Google openly promoted Firefox on its homepage to visitors using IE, and affiliates who converted to Firefox even earned a $1 commission! At another level though Microsoft tried to win the search engine powered at Amazon to switch to Microsoft's A9 search as against using the Google's search technology. Certainly this is a fascinating period in the history of the World Wide Web. The two titans of the Internet era Google and Microsoft with Google capturing the lion's share of Internet search and advertising while Microsoft powers browser usage. As each tries to outmaneuver and challenge the limits set by the other, perhaps the best part of this cold war is that it really is a win-win deal for all! Competition is always a great thing, and it stands in great stead for the major Internet users, including web designers, E-business owners and the common man.

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Rajeev Motwani The Man Behind The Technology “Today, whenever you use a piece of technology, there is a good chance a little bit of Rajeev Motwani is behind it.” ----Sergey Brin, Co-Founder, Google Inc.

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ajeev Motwani is quite undeniably a standing example to the expression “Intelligent people die young”. He was barely 47 when he drowned in a freak accident on June 5, 2009. Though he left us early, he did make his mark in the world before checking out. Motwani is best known for mentoring Sergey Brin and Larry Page the founders of Google. He has also guided many other technology dependent companies including Paypal, Sequoia Capital and the like. Born on March 26, 1962, in Jammu, Motwani grew up in New Delhi, earned a Computer Science degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, in 1983, and his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1988. On his blog, Brin wrote, “In addition to being a brilliant computer scientist, Rajeev was a very kind and amicable person and his door was always open. No matter what was going on with my life or work, I could always stop by his office for an interesting conversation and a friendly smile.” As a Stanford professor, he also served as the director of graduate studies for the computer science department and founded the Mining Data at Stanford project (MIDAS). He was the co-author of an influential paper titled “pageRank algorithm” which forms the basis of Google's search techniques.

He authored two books, 'Randomized Algorithms' and an Undergraduate textbook published in 2001. Among other honours, he won the prestigious 2001 Godel Prize, which is awarded for excellence in the field of theoretical computer science. His success, however, 'never came in the way of Rajeev's quest for knowledge and innate desire to help others,' wrote his friend, blogger Om Malik. 'There wasn't a start-up he didn't love.’

Awards won by Rajeev 1) Godel Prize in 2001. 2) Okawa Foundation Research Award. 3) Arthur Sloan Research Fellowship. 4) National Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation 5) Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kanpur. 6) Bergmann Memorial Award from the US-Israel Bi-National Science Foundation. 7) IBM Faculty Award.

Rajeev Motwani “Of all the faculty at Stanford, it is with Rajeev that I have stayed the closest and I will miss him dearly. Yet his legacy and personality live on in the students, projects, and companies he has touched,” says Brin, Co-Founder, Google Inc SatyaNarayana Reddy Feb 2010 CampusJosh 17


2012: Judging the Judgement Day Friday, 21st December, 2012, 2:13pm Hyderabad, India It's not just another Friday for Karthik, who has spent close to three years in the IT industry, eagerly waiting for every promising Friday at the end of each sluggish week. It's the Friday that was carved into the destiny of our planet ages ago; the Friday that nobody could forget all this time, and the Friday that no one would remember. "Or will anyone live to remember?" - asks his shaking soul. The doomsday has arrived. And the world has come to a standstill - with some praying to their gods and some hiding in the deepest of caves. A news program on TV catches his eye, bringing a rare smile on his face. The Breaking News says - "Can we see the sunset today? SMS Y for Yes, N for No, NS for Not Sure. Trip to Singapore for the first 10 winners!" The stupid news flash sparks a ray of hope in Karthik's heart, that maybe this is not the end and is just a bad dream that will finally cease. Today Hyderabad, India Karthik realizes pretty soon that it was actually his 2009 television that brought him back from future, and probably that was what took him there at the first place. Living nervously close to the dreaded date, whether we believe it or not, all of us have at some point of time allowed "those" theories to park in our minds. With different theories driving towards the same target, it sometimes becomes a little difficult to ignore them. Whether it is a young and aspiring Final Year Engineering student, or an into-the-grave centurion great-grandfather, the planet Earth has already begun shaking with the expectations of the shock waves that might not even come to it. The world will end soon - that's what they say. "Let them say!" one might say. But it's not just a few who say, and it's the same, all of them say which hints at the fact that it may. "Oh is it what they all say?" Although encrypted and pre-calculated thousands of Mayan Sculpture years ago, the doomsday came into limelight through the references in the books authored by scholars like Frank Waters, Jose Arguelles and Terence McKenna. Some based it on astrology and some on the Mayan calendar, whereas others even talked about alien abduction. But each of them narrowed down to the year 2012 as the last year of humanity. Channels like History and Discovery were the first to reach the common man with the bouquet of death, and since then it's been more than just history. So what makes "them" believe the unbelievable? Let's ask the biggest contributors to the fear first. The Mayans, whose classic period lasted from 250 AD to 900 AD in Central America, used the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar which was a linear, rather than the usual cyclical calendar. 21 or 23 December 2012 is the end of the current (13th) b'ak'tun cycle of the calendar. End of the calendar - end of the world! At the least that is what many Mayanist astronomers and anthropologists have to say. Not just the calendar and the people, even the Mayan inscriptions - Tortuguero Monument 6 and Chilam Balam in Mexico - mention the end of the 13th b'ak'tun, or as we all know - the end of an era. One starts to wonder why only Mayans had the brains that could predict the death of the billions who don't have a clue about what's going to happen! 18 CampusJosh Feb 2010


2012: Judging the Judgement Day Some may even laugh at the possible accuracy of the calculations made thousands of years ago. But the possibilities start forming a shape when we hear John Major Jenkins, American astronomical researcher stress that Mayans had planned the doomsday intentionally because of the winter solstice in 2012. It will be around the same time when what he termed as "galactic alignment" of the Sun and the galactic centre of the Milky Way, will result in a calamity or an evolution of consciousness in mankind. The coincidence does not end here. A section of scientists believes that our planet Earth is overdue for geomagnetic reversal, or commonly but incorrectly known as "polar shift", which could be triggered by a solar maximum, though the predictions are not supported by strong evidence. There have also been talks of collision of the Earth with a planet called Nibiru, but then if the planet is going to collide so soon then why don't we see it in the night sky? And if that is not enough, we don't have to search for people proclaiming about humanity being captured by our extra-terrestrial neighbours, or aliens as we better identify them.

Mayan Writings

After listening to all these theories one begins to imagine how it will be three years down the line. Well, you need not put much effort behind that, for the movie 2012 is already out in the cinemas. "We were warned" - says the tagline and the movie promises to paint every warning we heard onto the screen with a brush of reality. Thanks to technology, at least we can visualize how we are going to die! Isn't that funny? Everyone talking about death, everyone thinking about death and now even depicting death! That is probably sad. And who is to blame? Is it the Mayans, who probably might not even have expected the time to pass beyond their calendar's limits? Or is it Jenkins, who himself admitted that there is no evidence that Mayans were aware of precession? Or is it the media which is making sure that every single kid on the planet remembers 21st December 2012 more than his birth date? Or is it Lord Shiva who might dance his way to be the ultimate destroyer?

Let's not waste the precious moments of our lives in finding reasons behind prophecies that predict the end of our lives. Prophecies come and go, predictions rise and bow, but it's the spirit of mankind that should never go low. And to keep the spirit high all we need to do is to live our lives. As someone has rightly said - "Live every day as if there is no tomorrow." And if there is no tomorrow, who cares about the doomsday? Viplove

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KNOW THIS MNC

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nfosys – the name that has transformed the way the world views India, a name that is synonymous with excellence, and indeed a name that boosted every Indian's feeling of pride. Infosys Technologies Limited is a multinational software consultancy company based in Banguluru, the IT hub of India. As of June 2009, it is recognized one of the leading employers in India with over 103,905 professionals in its roster. Founded on June 2, 1981 by N.R.Narayana Murthy along with Nandan Nilekani, N.S.Raghavan, Kris Gopalakrishnan, S.D.Shibulal, K.Dinesh and Ashok Arora, Photograph: Infosys founders (Left to Right): Nandan Nilekani, S Gopalakrishnan, Infosys is the most admired company listed on the BSE, N R Narayana Murthy, K Dinesh, N S Raghavan and S D Shibula and is the face of the Indian software industry. As a start-up investment Murthy borrowed Rs.10,000 from his wife Sudha, set up the office at his home and later the company was incorporated as “Infosys Consultants Pvt Ltd.”, with Raghavan's house in Model Colony, north-central Pune as the registered office. In the same year Infosys signed up with its first client, Data Basics Corporation, in New York. A year later,in 1982, Infosys started its new office in Banguluru which soon became its headquarters. Infosys pioneered the Global Delivery Model (GDM), which emerged as a disruptive force in the industry leading From left to right: S. Gopalakrishnan, to the rise of offshore outsourcing.GDM is based on the S.D Shilbulal, Director and Head, principle of taking work to the location where the best talent N.R.Narayanan Murthy,Chairman of the is available, where it makes the best economic sense, with Board; Nandan M.Nilekani, and the least amount of acceptable risk. The company was the (extreme right) Robert Greifeld, first in India to register on the American stock exchange, President and CEO, NASDAQ NASDAQ, with an issue of 2 million American Depository At present, Narayana Murthy acts Shares(ADR),which raised $70 million. as the Chairman and the Chief Mentor while S. (Kris) Gopalakrishnan acts as the Deputy Managing Director and COO, Head of Customer Service and Technology. The company provides software development and engineering services through a network of development centres in Asia and North America.Infosys also offers data management, systems integration, project management, support, and maintenance services.In addition, its Progeon subsidiary offers business process outsourcing(BPO) services and US-based Infosys Consulting provides strategic consulting. 20 CampusJosh Feb 2010


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Best product of Infosys Finacle, the universal banking solution from Infosys,empowers banks to transform their business leveraging technology. Finacle helps banks by providing a holistic and integrated transformation approach, complete with solutions and services. Finacle solutions address the core banking, ebanking, Islamic banking, treasury, wealth management and CRM requirements of retail, corporate and universal banks worldwide. These solutions when associated with Finacle services,empower banks to maximize their opportunities for growth, while minimizing the risks that come with large-scale business transformation. Finacle is the chosen solution in over 116 banks across 62 countries. Finacle is implemented across countries like the US, UK, UAE, Mainland China, Taiwan,Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal,Nigeria, Indonesia, Singapore, Uganda, Sri Lanka,Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Philippines, Jamaica,Cayman Islands and India.

Awards for Finacle Judges’ Special Achievement Award; Banking Technology Awards 2008. ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Best Core Banking Product’ category for the Banking Technology Readers’ Choice Award: Banking Technology Awards 2008. Asian Banker award for best core banking implementation - 2008. Commended in the Back-office Retail Banking Project category by the Banker Technology Awards 2007.

Student Resources Infosys Global Internship program www.infosys.com/InStepWeb/ Infosys Campus Connect https://campusconnect.infosys.com Register your profile https://careers.infosys.com/Careerplus/ aspx/Registration.aspx

Important Milestones 1981:Infosys is established by N.R.Narayana Murthy and six engineers in Pune, India, with an initial capital of US$ 250. Signs up its first client, Data Basics Corporation, in New York. 1983: Relocates corporate headquarters to Bangalore. 1987:Opens first international office in Boston, US. 1993:Introduces Employee Stock Options (ESOP) program. Acquires ISO 9001/TickIT certification. Goes public. 1997:Infosys is assessed as a CMM Level 4 company. 1999:Infosys becomes the 21st company in the world to achieve a CMM Level 5 certification. 2000:Touches revenues of US$ 200 million. Re-launches Banks 2000, the universal banking solution from Infosys, as Finacle™. 2002:Touches revenues of US$ 500 million. Launches Progeon, offering business process outsourcing services. Revenues reach US$1 billion. 2004: Infosys Consulting Inc. is launched. 2005: Records the largest international equity offering of US$ 1 billion from India. Selected to the Global MAKE Hall of Fame. 2006: Infosys celebrates 25 years. Revenues cross US$ 2 billion. Employees grow to 50,000+. 2007: Infosys crosses revenues of US$ 3 billion. Employees grow to over 70,000+. Kris Gopalakrishnan, COO, takes over as CEO. Nandan M. Nilekani is appointed Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors 2008: Infosys crosses revenues of US$ 4.18 billion. Employees grow to over 90,000+. Reports Q4 revenue of US$ 1,142 million.

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Career Path Admission procedure and Semester differs for each University. For a few, the semester begins in the Fall Semester, i.e. Aug-Sep, while for others it begins in the Spring Semester, i.e. Feb. If you are applying for the Fall Semester (Aug-Sep), it is ideal to take your GRE test latest by the September of the previous year. The TOEFL can be taken sometime after the GRE (say, October), so that by November, all the scores and the selection of universities can be made. If you are applying for the Spring Semester (Feb), it would be ideal to have your GRE scores ready by the March of the previous year. Many Indian students fall into the average category. If you are aiming for top ranking schools the above dates are applicable. However, for 80% of the schools in the U.S the deadline is open till Jan 15th for Fall admission with financial aid. In these cases one has to complete both the GRE and TOEFL before the end of the December for Fall admission. The following information gives an idea about when to take the GRE & TOEFL exams for Fall (Aug-Sept) Admissions: 1.TOP SCHOOLS (Like MIT, STANFORD, University of California Berkeley, etc.): Before Nov 1st & Dec 1st 2.VERY GOOD SCHOOLS (Like PENN State, Carnegie Mellon, University of Southern California, etc.): Before Jan 15th 3.GOOD SCHOOLS (Like University of Connecticut, University of Alabama, etc.): Before Feb 1st 4.AVERAGE SCHOOLS (Like Louisiana, Mississippi, UMIST, etc.): Before April 1st 5.MEDIUM RANGE STATE SCHOOLS (Like McNeese, Arkansas Tech, etc.): Before May 1st 6.LOW RANKED PRIVATE SCHOOLS (Like University of Bridgeport, University of New Haven, NYIT, Oklahoma City, Findlay, etc.): Before June 15th

FAQ’s How GRE CAT works? A GRE CAT is a computer-adaptive test where the software calculates your score based on the number of questions you answer correctly, the difficulty of the questions you answer, and the number of questions you complete. When you take the GRE CAT, you'll begin each section with a mediumlevel question and a score of 500. If you answer the question correctly, Preparatory Material the computer will raise your score and give you a harder question. If you answer the question incorrectly, your score will decrease and 1) Barrons GRE (Imp:Wordlist) 2) Nova’s GRE (Famous for you'll be given an easier question. The process is repeated for each beginners in Maths) question in the section to arrive at your final score for that section. How is the GRE scored? Each of the two sections is scored on a scale of 200 to 800. The average scores for the GRE worldwide are about 470 for verbal and 570 for quantitative. The average scores of GRE in terms of Indian students are about 300-350 in verbal and 700-750 in quantitative.

3) ETS Big Book (Ultimate preparation for the Verbal) 4) Princeton Review GRE 5) Kalpan GRE 6) Power Prep ETS, GRE CD (Ultimate reflection of your original score)

How many years is the GRE score valid? Typically your score is valid for 5 years. How is the registration for the test done? And what is the cost of registration? Online registration with credit cards is available at http://www.ets.org/bin/getprogram.cgi?test=gre The current fee for registration is 180 USD. The fee may be subject to change. Immediately after you pay your fee a registration number is issued for confirmation. Feb 2010 CampusJosh 23


Society

S4S - Something for Society July 28, 2009, 8.00 AM, ChandaNagar Bus Stop: The wind was blowing heavily and there was a slight drizzle too. The two girls were standing at the footpath and begging as people passed by. Their bodies were slender and their faces indicated that they were hungry. One can easily tell that they are twins by just looking at their faces. Both of them could be age 10 or 11. 'Here's your parcel of masala dosa, sir.' The canteen boy placed the parcel in my hand. I took it and approached the girls. They were busy begging an old lady for something to eat. She gave a kind of disgusting look and scolded them for about a minute and then left. 'What's your name, dear?' I asked one of them. She looked at me with a weird expression. I placed the parcel in one girl's hand and was about to leave when second girl asked, 'Mari naaku?'... August 12, 2009, BHEL Market, 6 o'clock in the evening: He looked at me... Nope... He looked not at me, but at the sugarcane juice I was drinking. He was probably in his late 70's. He has a thin body and a wrinkled face. He has no shirt and only a dirt stricken dhoti to cover his whole body. He has no energy to even beg people for money or food. But his eyes were asking for help... His eyes were asking for affection... And, his eyes knew well that he would not get either. I ordered another glass of juice and brought it to him. As soon as I approached him, he grabbed the glass immediately, taking it in his shaking hands, and in no time, he drank the juice. He gave the glass back to me without saying a word. I still remember him... His face... his expressions... his eyes... and his shaking hands.

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Society The happiest moment in life: This column used to be left blank deliberately in slambooks before. These two experiences have given me a lot to pen down in this column today. I have never felt this way before, never experienced this josh...if Forbes had a ranking for the happiest person in the universe, I would surely rank Number One. Stop and think, just for a minute before you next place money in a hundi. Surely God has a large enough bank balance; don't the helpless and oppressed people need it more. As a student it is perhaps not possible to give these poor folks something to earn a living or gain shelter, but a little food for their stomachs or some fruits to savour is not so difficult to offer. The S4S organisation does this. Managed exclusively by students, S4S is established as an organisation solely to help the downtrodden. I've have taken the initiative to form this organisation. Can you join us too? Will you be willing to enrol in this movement? If you want to contribute to society, have a desperate need to do something to help the poor, drying people out there, you'll find this place the perfect avenue to offer your services and time. Look no further. Wait no more. Volunteer with S4S today...

STUDENT ACTIVITIES What to do? How to do? 1) Form a group with volunteers in your class who have the desire to do Something for Society. Create a name using S4S (Something 4 Society) and a keyword (code name for your college) after that, such as S4S - ABC. Where ABC is the code name of your college. 2) Google for NGOs that provide shelter for the mentally challenged. After contacting them, note down the procedure to join a person and all required details. Look for mentally challenged people in your area and offer them food first. Then contact the NGO you selected and handover these mentally challenged people to them. 3) Go to your college and tell about this activity.Request a Rs. 20 donation from each student in your college. Approach the college management and request them to adopt a person by contributing Rs. 3000 per month to the NGO. 4) Now that you have enrolled a person with the NGO you selected, make a visit to the facility once a month. Follow up on his/her health and request if anything further support can be provided. Do this activity and email us your experience along with images to

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Details on joining S4S In a month's time, after receiving adequate funds, S4S will be registered as an NGO. All the CampusJosh Subscriber are the members of this Organization and the reference will be CampusJosh ID card. We are beginning a campaign to source funds and sponsors for S4S to establish and display strength and solidarity. The campaign will be sun on social networking sites. Kindly follow our progress and support us on these forums. Join S4S on and recommend friends. Let us join hands and work together to build a brighter society by doing Something 4 Society. Follow US: Orkut>> Join “S4S� Community, www.twitter.com/campusjoshs4s, FaceBook>> Become Fan of S4S Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/s4s/304388590930 Feb 2010 CampusJosh 23


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Awake India

Pingali Venkayya - Man behind the National Flag A wave of honour and respect flows into the very core of our hearts when we see the tri-coloured national flag of our country. By virtue of its rich history, the Tiranga deserves all this respect. However, there is much more to the Tiranga and its designer, Pingali Venkayya. In this article, you will get a sneak peek into the life of one of the greatest patriots and freedom-fighters ever. Nonetheless, he was not very During his brief tenure in North pleased with the policies of the India, Venkayya met many British Raj and soon quit his job. revolutionaries and involved himself in the freedom struggle of India. In 1921, when the face of the Congress was changing under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Pingali Venkayya designed the Indian national flag. The primitive design had only two colours, i.e. It would not be wrong to say that saffron and green representing Pingali Venkayya was a child Hindus and Muslims, the two prodigy. Right from his main communities in India childhood, he had shown that respectively. The idea was to he was different from the other unite all Indians in the fight for children. His primary education freedom. was at the Challapalli. He Pingali Venkayya completed his schooling at the Modern High School in Venkayya presented his idea at Venkayya believed that there is Masulipatnam. He then went to a 2 day All India Congress Colombo, Sri Lanka to pursue a no fixed age for learning and Committee meeting in 1921 to that one can be taught at almost all the Congressmen. It was higher education. any stage of life. He mastered adopted as a symbol of Japanese at the Anglo-Vedic Venkayya also went to South nationality instantly. It was used College in Lahore under the Africa where he met Mahatma in every Congress meeting and mentorship of Professor Gote; Gandhi for the first time. gained popularity. Nevertheless, since then he was called Japan not everyone was happy with Gandhi's ideology inspired Venkayya by his friends. He Venkayya, and thus, at a very the flag since it ignored the young age of 19, he decided to also studied Urdu in the same minorities. To deal with this flaw, college. Venkayya contributed to another colour, white was added join the on-going Boer War the field of agriculture as well by to represent all the other against the British Empire studying a special variety of fighting for the rights of the communities. Mahatma Gandhi cotton called Cambodia Cotton. later suggested that a charkha South Africans. He returned to India later, and started working He was thus honoured with the be added to represent the title Patthi Venkayya. as a guard with the Indian growth and progress of the Railways. common man. Pingali Venkayya was born on 2nd of August 1876 in the small town of Bhatlapenumarru, near Masulipatnam (known as Moachalipatnam today) in Andhra Pradesh. He belonged to the poor family of Hanumantharayudu and Venkataratnamma.

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Awake India In 1931, the Tiranga was officially accepted as the symbol of every Indian. This flag then underwent a change; the charkha was replaced by the Dharma Chakra, which appears at Ashoka's capital at Sarnath. Despite his enormous contribution, Pingali Venkayya wasn't honoured much. He lived a life devoid of luxuries and comforts. He died on 4th July, 1963. His final wish was for his body to be covered with the Tiranga and taken to the burial ground. He wanted that flag to be tied to a green tree later.

CAMPUS JOSH Quiz 1) The Hubble Space Telescope is named after which American Astronomer? 2) Before New Delhi was made the capital of India in 1912,which city served as the capital of India? 3) What is the abbreviation of YAHOO? 4) Who are the founders of Google Search Engine? 5) Which city serves as the capital of Australia?

India Post released a stamp on 12th August, 2009. The Indian government didn't bestow any honour on such this great man and freedom fighter. This is clearly evident in his hometown, Machalipatnam, which lacks even a single memorial in his name. He was recently remembered by the Indian Department of Posts, and on 12th August, 2009, a stamp was released in his honour.

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ULTIMATE TRICKS

TRICK 1

CREATING ONE CLICK SHUT DOWN AND REBOOT

PROCEDURE:- First, create a shortcut on your desktop by right-clicking on the Desktop, selecting New, and then selecting Shortcut. The Create Shortcut Wizard appears. In the box asking for the location of the shortcut, type shutdown. After you create the shortcut, double-clicking on it will shut down your PC. But you can do much more with a shutdown shortcut than merely shutting down your PC. You can add any combination of several switches to do extra, tasks such as: In the place of shutdown in the above procedure type: shutdown -r -t 01 -c "Rebooting your PC" Doubleclicking on that shortcut will reboot your PC after a one-second delay and display the message "Rebooting your PC." The shutdown command includes a variety of switches you can use to customize it. -s Shuts down the PC, -r Reboots the PC.,-l Logs off the current user, -t nn Indicates the duration of delay, in seconds, before performing the action, and -c "message text" Displays a message in the System Shutdown window. A maximum of 127 characters can be used. The message must be enclosed in quotation marks, -f Forces any running applications to shut down. To check this technique, create two shutdown shortcuts on your desktop: Here are the ones I use: shutdown -s -t 03 -c " Bye Bye! " to turn off my PC after three seconds and displays: Bye Bye ! and shutdown -r -t 03 -c "I will be back ;)!" for displaying: I will be back;)! and reboots the PC after 03 seconds. Now create a shortcut and name it something like orkut app and mail it to your friend. As soon as he clicks the icon the system will shutdown.................... HAPPY PRANKING FRIENDS!

TRICK 2 HOW TO BLOCK A WEBSITE WITHOUT ANY SOFTWARE Step 1: Browse C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc Step 2: Find the file named "HOSTS" Step 3: Open it in notepad Step 4: Under "127.0.0.1 localhost" Add 127.0.0.2 www.sitenameyouwanttoblock.com , and that site will no longer be accessable. Example : 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.0.2 www.blockedsite.com 127.0.0.3 www.orkut.com 127.0.0.4 www.google.com For every site after that you want to add, just add "1" to the last number in the internal ip (127.0.0.2+1)

TRICK 3 KNOW YOUR IP ADDRESS AND LOCATION www.whatismyip.com

This website lets you know your IP address as well as your location. This actually provides three lookup tools; IP Address Lookup, IP whois lookup and Host Name Lookup. This will also answers all your queries related to IP addresses and their types like, >> How to change your IP Address? >> Difference between a Static IP and Dynamic IP? >> What is a MAC address?

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LIFE

of Tarot teller Raju and his Parot

Tarot by Parot

Mr.Salman Know your future @ Rs.11 Place: BHEL Park

I may not be as well educated as you, but then, I can predict your future better than any other astrologer known to you. I am a very tiny creature on this huge planet; however, I help my master raise money each day for his family's livelihood, with my knowledge of Tarots. I live a saint's life with not many luxuries; nevertheless I am blessed with a caring master, who takes care of all my basic needs, and I am obliged, as well as, proud to have found some use of myself for him. Who am I? I am Salman, The Parrot.

Hey there! Now do not brush away or turn the page thinking that “Ah! It's just a parrot after all,” because I am not an “after all parrot”. I've got my own life, though not as colourful or celebrated as the movie stars' and politicians'. As I already told you, I live a saint's life by eating a guava, tomato and some water every day for the breakfast and dinner, and some pallies (groundnuts) to go along with guava for lunch. I do not eat much during the afternoon, you see. I should not be too full as it may make me lazy, and I cannot afford to be lazy when I have to help my master Raju. Raju is 27 now, and has been in this business for the major part of the decade. Actually, he says that it is his family occupation. Raju earns anywhere between Rs.150- 250 per day depending on the luck he carries with him that day. His family comprises seven members, with his brother and father still in the same profession. All the three men work hard to support the family. He also has a couple of younger brothers who are in the first standard at the Government High School. They buy the parrots at Charminar for Rs.200 each; each parrot needs to be trained for at least a month. Till date Raju has used about eight of them, among which one flew away. Salman is an obedient worker for Raju over the past three years. Even though he comes out of the cage to pick the cards, he won't fly away from him. They need to be active throughout the day, or else the business will go down and they will not be able to make enough money for the day. A real challenging life it is. No need to feel sorry for them; Salman has done well in picking the Tarot cards till date. If you have any problem in your life or if you are curious to know about your future, just pay a visit here sometime. Salman and Raju are eager to help you for just Re.11. Vaibhav

Raju tarot teller

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GOOGLE VOICE SOPHISTICATED VOICE COMMUNICATION FOR THE GEN-X

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ver faced the hassle of having to change your contact numbers every time you shift jobs or change your phone service? Even moving homes within the same city means having to update your family and friends with your new landline contact number. Imagine a service that does away with this hitch, a program that allows you to be contacted on a single phone number, an option to receive calls routed via a common number regardless of whether you are in your office in Bangalore or on a trip to Chicago! When you change your job move phones or change your phone service just update the number at your Google number setting and your Google number stays the same. Well that's Google Voice for you, a revolutionary initiative in telecommunication that gives the user a single number for all phones – that's right, you get to attach any of your phone numbers, fixed or mobile. Google Voice is a unique 'follow-me' service that unifies both wireless and wired-line communications. International Voicemail made easy, Google Voice offers a range of user-focussed features such as call screening, caller ID blocking, voice call transcripts, built in conferencing capabilities and many more value additions. And best of all it's free! It can't get any better than this. But it does. With Google Voice you can use your existing number to receive only voice mails, and even take your voice messages with you when you change phones. Or you could link your existing phones to a single Google Voice phone number.

www.google.com/voice

Home

Office

Mobile

All your numbers connected to a single number

Google Voice and Your Existing Phone Number:When you sign up for Google Voice you can still choose to stick to your existing personal contact number. What Google Voice can do in this case is take care of all your voicemail and display them in an easy-to-read format on your phone, or on a computer. You can even set custom voicemail greetings and templates to ping people on the go, and even forward or embed voicemails received. Voicemail notifications can be set in various formats including email and SMS. And best of all, Google Voice makes international calling affordable and hassle free. Get Your Very Own Google Phone Number:This is perhaps the best part of going Voicemail, the Google way. Perfect for frequent business travellers, getting your very own Google Phone Number can mean connecting to people via a common number for all your phones – home, work or mobile. You can even choose for all phones to ring when your Google number is dialed, or just link it up to one number at a time. This way changing your personal numbers does not impact how you stay in touch – updating a new phone number is as easy as logging into your account and changing the new number attached to your Google number. Presently this service is available for US users only, let us hope we will get this soon. 32 CampusJosh Feb 2010


Health Is Wealth EXERCISING RIGHT: RUNNING TO BEAT THE FLAB Rishab chomped on his second packet of namkeen and was hit by a wave of guilt at his indulgence. He knew he should be cutting out on fatty snacks and probably exercising. But when did he have the time over his hectic college life? The long hours and erratic schedule meant unhealthy eating habits, practically no exercise, and a 'fat boy' image. Sound familiar? Students as a community, with their unpredictable schedules and feverish academic commitments, often ignore the signs of diminishing health and stamina, and this translates to excessive weight gain and poor health. Indeed, obesity is gaining attention as a global epidemic, and research indicates that youngsters in the age group 18–25 are particularly susceptible to the related conditions of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and cardiac problems. If hitting the gym is not your thing, there is another effective, yet free, approach to sustained weight loss – running. Whether it is jogging around your local park, taking a sprint down a trail, or running on a high-tech treadmill which will even compute miles covered and calories burnt, running has a bunch of benefits. Running improves cardiovascular strength by enhancing the heart rate and blood circulation, and brings fresh air into your lungs, improving lung capacity. Sustained jogging can help tone muscles, reduce blood pressure, and even boost blood count. Women, in particular are encouraged to run, since this can improve bone density and possibly prevent osteoporosis, a high risk factor for Indian women.

Techniques and Tips for Running There are two vital aspects to a good run. Posture and synchronised breathing. Generally people focus so much on their speed and miles rather than on getting the process right. An upright body posture, with the head facing forward and torso out, is ideal for a refreshing run. Clenched fists and hunched shoulders are a definite no-no. As far as strides go, it is better to stick to your comfort level, but generally short sprints can be done with higher knee lift and long strides, while extended runs are best done with short strides to save energy. And aim to keep breathing rhythm in sync with your strides – coordinate your breathing at an even pace since rapidly gulping air can cause muscle cramps.

Why Warm Up? Once you decide that running is for you, be sure to begin slow, and dedicate a few minutes to warming up. A good warm-up dilates blood vessels, and improves flexibility, and enhances oxygen supply to the lungs. Warm up prepares your body for strenuous activity, and can help avoid muscle injury. This can mean doing a few stretches, fast walking or just jogging awhile before increasing your pace. Here is how each running session should be structured: STEP 1: Warm Up with aerobic exercises to loosen muscles. Cycling on a stationary bike, jogging or a brisk walk are also good warm up choices. or 5-10 minutes of light aerobic exercise to loosen up your muscles and warm you up for your run. Try walking briskly, jogging slowly, or cycling on a stationary bike. Make sure you don't rush your warm-up. STEP 2: Begin Running. Start with a slow trot and slowly build to a sprint. STEP 3: Cool Down for 5 to 10 minutes with a jog or a short walk. The cool down is as critical as the run is, since an abrupt stop of an intense workout can cause dizziness from a rapid drop in heart rate and BP. STEP 4: Stretches. Stretches are best done after the run as this is the time of maximal flexibility. Stretches are recommended to relax the lower back muscles, calves, hamstrings and arms.

Here are some useful stretching exercises: Back stretch, that is, bending with feet together Toe walking or walking on the heel Lunges to stretch the hips Heel extensions Tip: Be sure to invest in a good pair of shoes before you head out, one that is sturdy yet comfortable. Never sprint after a meal, and in case of specific health contraindications a doctor's advice is recommended. Feb 2010 CampusJosh 33


IT News IBM with NGOs brings CSC program to India IBM announced the accomplishment of the first two phases of deployment of its most competitive global program Corporate Service Corps (CSC) in India. Last four months saw the corporate giant pull in its 40 professionals from across 19 nations to India by collaborating with 11 NGOs and nonprofit government organizations with an aim of execution of its socio-economic development projects. Mumbai and Ahmedabad played the first hosts to the global program, with Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune waiting for their turns in February 2010. Organizations like SEWA, IndiCorps, MITRA, iVolunteer and Yuva were some of the organizations that came forward to lend a helping hand towards the needy of the society. The projects enabled the government to boost income safety and security of self-employed women and utilize technology to connect remote locations, to name a few achievements. IBM strongly believes that being global citizens it’s their responsibility to address the core societal, educational and environmental challenges being faced by the emerging and developing world, a thought echoed by Shanker Annaswamy, Managing Director, IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

Wipro Receives First Ever Teradata Partner Impact Award Teradata Corporation, the world’s largest company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics, awarded Wipro the Teradata Partner Impact Award in the “APAC Emerging Markets SI Partner” category at its 24th annual Teradata Partners User Group Conference & Expo, held recently at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Washington, DC . The award expresses appreciation for the outstanding level of commitment in their dedicated Teradata Centre of Excellence (CoE) at Wipro campus in Bangalore and generation of joint customer wins.Partnership with Teradata has enabled Wipro to build reusable frameworks for accelerating and standardizing implementations. The CoE team has extensive experience in all the technical areas of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing as well as in a variety of vertical domain areas like Manufacturing, BFSI, Utilities, Government, Healthcare, Telecom and Sales & Distribution. Leveraging the expertise and experience, the Wipro COE also offers various vertical centric analytics solutions.

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Infosys Collaborates with Oracle to Launch the Infosys Business Platform for HR Infosys Technologies (Infosys), a world leader in Consulting and Information Technology Services, today announced that it has teamed up with Oracle through the ‘BPO Powered by Oracle program’, and is launching a comprehensive managed services platform for multi-function HR through its Infosys Business Platforms offering.The Infosys Business Platform for HR is built on Oracle’s industryleading PeopleSoft Enterprise Human Capital Management (HCM) Suite and offers the entire “Hire-to-Retire” processes and operations such as HR Administration, Payroll and Talent Management functions like Recruitment, Performance Management, and Learning Management in a fully hosted and managed environment."We are excited to team up with Oracle and are already seeing early successes of this model in Australia and New Zealand. The launch will also extend to Asia, Europe and the Americas," said Anantha Radhakrishnan, Vice President, Infosys.


BLOGGING

The way world looks at you

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logging is a simple way to share your ideas and knowledge with the world. The word "blog" came from the term "web log" because a blog is basically a web log. Today, blogging has evolved to another level; people use blogs for a wide range of purposes. In order to have a clear idea about blogging, you have to first know how a blog differs from a typical website. Of course a blog itself is also a website, but its own characteristics make it unique. Blogs don't have fixed content like ordinary websites. Blogs are a place where a writer can note down his views regularly. It could be about anything, and the information he shares could be a very useful to some or many others who really need it or are looking for it. A person doesn't need to have any special knowledge in order to be a blogger. Yet, many www.blogger.com people blog as a hobby. Anyone can write on any topic whenever he wants to, just like one would maintain a public dairy. The only difference is, here he is doing it on the internet and the entire world will be able to read his views. Well, let's say you have a blog; if you want to make your blog more professional, you have to organize it in such a manner so that people sharing similar interests will be attracted towards your blog. They will then remain regular visitors, more like part of a community. If you have a keen interest in any subject such as music, sports, politics, jokes, etc., you can just start writing on that topic. If you are interested begin it today, right now! It is very easy, and you can maintain a blog without spending even a single cent. You can use one of the free blogging services. Blogger.com and wordpress.com are the most popular free blogging websites. You can setup your own blog on these sites using any available name with their website extension, absolutely free of charge. Blogger is the blogging service provided by Google and the most famous one so far. More recently, wordpress has become closer to popularity. You can use any of these that are preferable to you. Without doubt, each is better than the other, indeed! There are some other commercial blogging services as well, but they are not worth the money since we have these great free blog services like blogger and wordpress. Blogging Ideas 1) A blog for your class where you can keep all notes, assignments. 2) A blog for movies, music, flowers, nation, sports,university,pets etc. 3) Biography blog where you can post all the events in your life or you can have your biodata as a blog.

Another way to have a blog is to host it in your server. Here you have to pay the monthly hosting charges, but if you can afford it you could choose this method. If you host your own blog, you can make modifications and changes as you please; you are not restricted to do anything. In this capacity, wordpress provides a free open source application to publish your blog, and it is the most famous content management system in the world. You can install it in your web host server and start blogging. This way you can install various plug-ins to extend the features of your blog. You can also install any theme to make your blog more attractive. If you want to install a new theme, you can add it from the control panel itself without having to add them to your server manually; this is a recent feature launched by wordpress. On account of this feature, adding new themes and changing them is very simple now (Appearance ->add new themes). Just follow the images; they are easy to follow. I hope you now have a clear picture on blogging and the ways to do it! Nivethan Next edition: What is widget? And its use. Feb 2010 CampusJosh 35


GADGET CENTRAL HP TouchSmart 300 Desktop PC Hp’s third-generation TouchSmart 300 is the ultimate Desktop PC one can dream of. The biggest attraction of this has been the touchscreen interface, HP also has come up with its own touch-optimized Web browser and TV-tuner software and Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora clients so you don’t need to step out of the TouchSmart environment to access these popular applications.

Specifications

Rs 59,990

Operating system installed: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium Processor type: AMD Athlon™ II X2 Dual-Core 235e • 2.70 Ghz, Chipset: AMD RS780MN RAM: 4GB DDR3, HardDisk: 500GB,Speed: 7200rpm Network : Wireless 802.11 b/g/n LAN Weight: 11.0Kg

iAudio E2 2GB - Rs 2900 4Gb - Rs 3500 Specifications Battery: Internal Lithium Polymer battery Charging: USB: ~ 1.5 hrs Max output: Stereo, Left 29mW + Right 29mW (16 Ohm earphones) Dimension: 26.6mm x 64.2mm x7.7mm (W x L x H) Weight: 16.6 g File Format: MPEG1, WMA, FLAC (FLA), OGG Vorbis,MP3

Logitech Wireless Mouse M305 Ridged wheel provides a better grip for scrolling. Non-slip, rubber side panels provide extra comfort and control.

Rs 1,395

High-definition optical tracking You can enjoy responsive and smooth cursor control with the high-definition optical tracking (1000 dpi). Logitech® Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless Cordless convenience and freedom—fast data transmission and virtually no delays or dropouts.


WHEELS BIKE OF THE MONTH

Yamaha Fazer A

bike for people who appreciate performance and comfort in a package that is stylish without being garish, and edgy without being too mod-architectural in design. The frame detail is awesome and the ride, well simply great. It corners awesome and climbs like a mountain goat. The bike is stiff and responsive. Its style and design makes it an "eye turner"...The dual headlight and its catchy colors are very attractive. With its radical bodywork and compact dimensions, this stylish motorcycle has more street presence than anything in its class. It's got the bodywork to defy the weather, storage for a weekend away, and the agility to cope with both town and country. It's all you could ever need. Other nice touches and attention to detail are liberally sprinkled throughout this bike. Face it, most people would be happier riding something that's a bit less hard-edged than a race-replica if they can just stow their egos long enough to make a proper buying decision. The Macho & Muscular look of the bike is the attention grabber and stirs our mind instantly by its tantalizing look. It is a masterpiece carved out with the craftsmanship of Yamaha.Yamaha has left no stone unturned for the ultimate perfection and even the slightest feature has not been taken for granted. The most striking feature of this bike is its big body, wide tyres, huge tank and beefy forks. When viewed from the side, it looks like a well-built sprinter ready for a run. Altogether, it's a beautiful package once you get the hang of it!

TECH SPEC Engine Type: Air-Cooled, 4-stroke Displacement:153cm3 Max.Power: 14PS/7500rpm Max.Torque: 14Nm/6000rpm Brake Front: Hydraulic single disc , Rear: Drum Dimensions Wheelbase: 1,335mm Kerb weight: 141Kgs Min. Ground clearance : 160mm Fuel tank Capacity: 12litres Headlight: 12V35W/35W+35W

Electric blue

Flaming orange

Lava Red

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Beauty Corner WINTER SKIN CARE TIPS Winter..! Ah! Cool and foggy climate makes you want to snuggle under sheets of wool and stay warm. For all those in the mood for festivities and year-end celebrations, it is now time to get ready and put your best foot forward. But, every time you look at the mirror does it scream out that you skin is dry and chapped? This is what you need to do.Well, here are some quick and easy tips to shine and show off your beautiful skin. Head: All of us know that regular coconut oil massage nourishes our hair and adds a healthy bounce to it. Other options to improve the quality of hair are the application of Aloe-Vera juice, heated olive oil or almond oil before a head bath. This should provide the necessary conditioning for your hair. You must also try wavy, tied-up kind of hairstyles. Face: This feature is open to all and has to brave the odds. Those with dry skin must use moisturizers that are creambased; they stay on for a longer time, keeping the skin smooth and supple. Those with oily to normal skin can make do with Important Tips some scrubs and body washes which serve the purpose. Generally, home-based products like green gram powder, 1) Drink lots of water. This will help besan, and milk and curd are recommended as are known to in keeping your skin naturally keep the skin lively even in winter. hydrated. Body: For the whole body in general, getting an oil massage 2) Use woollen socks and gloves to once a week can do wonders. If flaxseed oil is used it is the protect your feet from getting too best; it will moisturize the body from inside. Sweet almond oil or dry. jojoba oil will rejuvenate your skin and provide a calming effect to your body and mind. After doing all this, remind yourself to 3) Don't take long and hot showers use an effective body lotion to keep your skin nourished for the as they will dry your skin. Shower in maximum time possible. lukewarm water. Clothing: Well, as if all this is not enough; you also have to take care of the kind of accessories and clothing you choose during this season. Using woollen scarves and polo or turtle necks can make your hair very brittle and dry, or damage the hairline under your neck. So, as a preventive measure use a cotton scarf below it on your head. Try using gloves if possible, to keep your hands and nails safe, and to avoid dryness.

4) Moisturize your skin throughout the day. 5) Get rid of wet clothes and shoes, or they will irritate the skin and cause an outburst.

6) Use a gentle scrub twice a week Lips: Last but not the least is your lips; most of us tend to lick to exfoliate your skin. them because of dryness. So, use petroleum jelly, and always keep a handy lip gel to replenish those luscious lips before you smile away all day.

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TAROT

FEBRUARY

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This month starts on a positive note for the dear Aries folks. There will be lot of harmony in all areas of your life. Students will be very energetic. It is a very good time for students. It is also a great time to plan a family vacation. There could be some celebrations at home. Your lucky colour is blue. 6 is your lucky number.

Aries

You could be in two minds about an important issue. Don't take decisions in haste. Seek the advice of an elderly person in your family. People in the marketing field will have a positive month. Earthy shades will be good. 7 is your lucky number.

Libra

Mar 21 - April 20

Sep 21 - Oct 20

It is the right time to sort out any pending legal issues using professional help. Unexpected guests could arrive. Students should focus more on studies. White is your lucky colour. 4 is your lucky number.

Be ready to travel this month. There could be work related travel. Some of you could purchase a new vehicle. Your pending work will be completed. Investing in residential property is a good idea. A good colour for you this month is pink. 5 is your lucky number.

Taurus

Scorpio

April 21 - May 20

Gemini May21 - June20

Cancer

Oct 21 - Nov 20

Work pressure may increase this month. Delegate your work to your subordinates. Be careful while making any investments. Planning is necessary if you want to go on a trip. Some of you could move to a new residence. Energise the east side of your home with green plants. A good colour this month is forest green and 7 is your lucky number. For people whose star sign is Cancer, the month could begin on a slow note. Do not neglect consistent health issues, if any. Your hard work will now be appreciated, but at the cost of additional responsibilities. Relationships should be handled sensitively. Your lucky colour is purple and your lucky number is 4.

Problems in your love life, if any, will be sorted out. Investments should be handled with care. Avoid taking any major financial decisions this month. Keep an eye on your weight. A good colour for you is black and 3 is your lucky number.

Sagittarius Nov 21 - Dec 20

Those employed in the creative field will fare well. Some of you may want to renovate your home. You could spend money on your loved ones. Students may get scholarships. A good colour this month is white. Your lucky number is 1.

Capricorn Dec 21 - Jan 20

June 21 - July 20

Postpone important deals/ transactions for a late date. Some of you could be planning to expand your business. Take care of your health. It's time to get rid of bad eating habits. A good colour is wine red. Your lucky number is 8.

There could be gains from your past investments. You could hear some good news from your relatives abroad. Student may get some opportunities to go overseas. A good colour for you is burnt orange. Your lucky number is 6.

Aquarius

Leo

Jan 21 - Feb 20

July 21 - Aug 20

Virgo Aug 21 - Sep 20

A female friend could help you get a job or venture into business opportunities. Some of you could get spiritually inclined. Connect to the divine through meditation to bring harmony in life. Romantic relationships will be smooth. Your lucky colours are yellow and white. Your lucky number is 9.

Pisces

Choose your words with care during interactions. Work schedules could get hectic. This could lead to stress. Complete your important assignments first. Some of you could go on a holiday. Pay attention to family members. A good colour is peach and your lucky number is 2.

Feb 21 - Mar 20

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GIFT A DISH to your mom For the last 20 years, we all have been eating the food cooked by our mom. Ever tried cooking something for your mom? Now it's the time to cook for your mom. Yeah, all you need to do is take charge of the kitchen and cook this delicious recipe for your mom this weekend. Have her taste it and then mail your experience to us at say@campusjosh.com

HYDERABADI BIRYANI Ingredients: For Rice: 2 cups basmati rice 3 ½ cups water 1 1/2 tsp salt 3 tsp ghee or butter 3 each of cloves, cardamoms, & cinnamon 1 bay leaf 1 tsp black cumin seeds. For Mutton: 1/2 kg mutton 3 green chilies 3 large onions 3 tomatoes 3 each of cloves, cardamom & cinnamon 4 tsp ghee 1 bunch coriander leaves 1/2 bunch mint leaves Masala 1: 1 large pod garlic 1 large piece ginger Grind together to a fine paste. Masala 2: 12 red chilies 2 tbsp coriander seeds 2 tsp fennel seeds 2 tsp khus khus seeds Grind together to a smooth paste

Method: For Rice: Soak the rice in water for 20 minutes, drain and keep aside. Heat ghee, add the remaining spices for rice preparation and fry for 1 minute. Add rice and fry for further 2 to 3 minutes. Add water, salt and cook till the water is absorbed. Allow rice to cool. For Mutton: Clean the meat, cut into pieces and soak in the yogurt. Heat ghee, add spices, chopped green chilies and onions and fry till mixture turns brown. Also add masala 1 and 2 and stir well. Now add the tomatoes and fry for 2 minutes. Then add mutton pieces, coriander and mint leaves and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of water and salt to taste. Cook for 15 minutes and add masala 3. Cook till the gravy becomes thick.

Arranging the Biryani: Divide rice into 3 parts and mutton into 2 parts. Grease a dish and arrange alternate layers of meat and rice and meat, beginning and ending with rice. Masala 3: Dissolve a little yellow coloring in 1/4 cup of milk. 1/2 cup grated coconut Pour over rice, cover and bake for 20 to 30 minutes. 3 tsp chopped cashew nuts Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with fried onions, 1/2 cup yogurt Grind together to a smooth paste cashew nuts, raisins and hard boiled eggs. Neelima, Daawat Do you have a very recipe that you want others to cook for their mom? Just take two high resolution snaps and mail the entire recipe to us at giftadish@campusjosh.com. We will publish your name and your mom name with the recipe. 40 CampusJosh Feb 2010


Daimond studded Benz If you ask anyone, which is the most popular, stylish, majestic and a status symbol among cars? Mercedes Benz is the answer you get. Yes, this car has stolen the hearts of millions of people round the world. Every one of us aspires to have a Benz in our backyard. In a recently held Auto Expo overseas, Mercedes Benz class SL 550 Roadster has created sensation. This is not an ordinary Benz that you see them going zoom on the roads. This is a first of its kind, a diamond studded Mercedes Benz. Can you imagine that? And the lucky person to own this is Prince Al-Waleed Saud.

Prince Al-Waleed Saud is a member of the Saudi Royal Family. He is the nephew of the Saudi Arabia King Abdullah and the grand son of the first Lebanese prime minister after independence, Riad as-Solh. As an entrepreneur and international investor well connected in politics and power houses in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, Prince Waleed has amassed a fortune through investments in real estate and the stock market. He is ranked by Forbes as the 22nd richest person in the world. He has been nicknamed by Time magazine as the Arabian Warren Buffett. This is his 38th car and is estimated to be US$4.8 billion. Though the majority of people can't afford it and if you are a fanatic car fan, you can touch this royal car by paying a premium of US$1000. If this option is also costly, we provide you the picture so that you can at least have a look at it.

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Coming Soon

Nokia Booklet 3G

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en years from now, Nokia will be the subject of an interesting business case study. It'll either be the stirring story of a company at the height of its power that had the courage to challenge its deepest beliefs, or it'll be the cautionary tale of a company that had it all and blew it. Since news of the new Nokia Booklet 3G first broke out, the mini laptop PC has become the most keenly discussed Nokia product ever. On Aug 24th Nokia announced that it will return to the PC market, an arena it abandoned in 1991 to focus on the growing mobile phone This lives within its stylish, premium design with a chassis made from a single piece of machined aluminium measuring a mere 19.9 mm thin width, and tips the scales at around a kilogram to ensure its extremely portable nature. Connecting at speed is crucial for a product of this nature, so the Booklet 3G has been designed with fast downloading and uploading front of mind â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it's 3G/HSPA is ready for rapid mobile broadband anywhere-access on the move. Inbuilt WLAN and WWAN wedged into its slim body enable connectivity to the Internet anywhere within a Wi-Fi or cellular network connection range. Plus, it supports hot-swappable SIM card functionality. Its Proficiency doesn't end there; the Nokia's mini laptop PC also features onboard assistedGPS with Ovi Maps neatly packed in the passenger seat. Integrated Ovi Suite enables easy sync of calendar contacts, media with your device and the PC. Plus, there's Nokia Music loaded that makes you to tap your toes to the latest numbers on charts. There's a single front-facing camera nestled above the 10.1-inch HD screen for video chat, with Bluetooth and a built-in SD card reader also making appearances. From the time Nokia announced Booklet 3G, speculations are rife on the price at which it would be launched in the market. There are two prices in speculation at the moment: 399 Euros and 799 USD, which translate to Rs. 27,700 and Rs 38,800 respectively. Keeping in mind that the Nokia Booklet 3G is a netbook, the price point seems to Turning our attention to mini matters of a tape- lean a bit on the higher side, but a look at the measure nature, the Nokia Booklet 3G comes specifications of the netbook makes its pricing toting a glass 10.1-inch HD display (it has an HDMI around Rs 30,000 seem justifiable, especially if 12 port for HD video out). hour battery life indeed part of the pakage. First, let's get down, off our tip-toes, take a deep breath, and soak up all the initial details on what the upcoming Nokia Booklet 3G mini laptop is set to deliver when it lands on laps. Read on for every shred of info currently available on this landmark new product, and get the first close-up look at the Nokia Booklet 3G here in Campus Star. The new Nokia Booklet 3G will be a Windowsbased machine (Windows7 version), supported by an efficient Intel Atom processor that promises the performance of a full-function PC. Its efficiency credentials are boldly punctuated with battery life that stretches up to 12 hours (with normal daily use, of course â&#x20AC;&#x201C; don't expect a 12-hour straight use of a single hit of juice). So once you juice it up and go, you need not worry about taking your charger with you and it is expected to sustain your heavy work day.

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Nokia booklet 3G The second rumoured price point seems to be way above the normal netbook prices. At Rs 38,800 Nokia Booklet 3G will be hard pressed for buyers. While the price of 399 Euros(Rs 27,700) is from the most credible source, this price is not the retail price but a whole-sale one. So, to arrive at the retail price different types of taxes and duties will probably be added which will escalate shall take the price of the Booklet 3G to more than Rs 30,000. So hurry up and grab a Nokia Booklet 3G as soon as it releases in the market. However, we again assert that these are just speculations and Nokia is yet comment in a press release on the price of the booklet, which is expected to be soon. After reading all this, you may be wondering why Nokia is adding to its range of products an ultra portable laptop PC? Well this can be summed up as “A growing number of people want the computing power of a PC with the full benefits of mobility. Nokia is in the business of connecting people and the Nokia Booklet 3G is a natural evolution. Nokia has a long and rich heritage in mobility, and with outstanding battery life, premium design and all day, always on connectivity, it will create something quite compelling. In doing so Nokia makes the personal computer more social, more helpful and more personal.”

SPECIFICATIONS Weight (max)

1250 g

Dimensions(max)

264 x 185 x 19.9 mm

CPU and Chipset

Intel Atom Z530, 1.6 Ghz Intel Poulsbo US15W, fanless design

Memory and Storage RAM: 1 GB, DDR2, 533 Mhz, soldered down, HDD: 120 GB, 1.8”/5mmH/SATA, 8 MB cache, 4200 RPM, Display

10.1”, 1280×720 pixels, glass window

Battery

16 cell, 56.8 Wh, Li-Ion prismatic, removable design

Camera & microphone

1.3 MP front facing camera with integrated microphone.

Colours

Black, Ice, Azure

I/O ports

1 x HDMI 1.2 out 3 x USB 2.0 1 x headphone out (OMTP 3.5 mm) – with OMTP headsets also functions as audio-in 1 x DC-in 1 x SD card reader 1 x SIM / USIM slot

Operating Sytem

Windows 7 Starter Edition, Home Premium or Professional Power Profile Switcher, Battery Life utility Nokia Update Manager Ovi Suite & Ovi Maps Gadget,Social Hub

Softwares

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Wonder land NEW WORLD WONDERS

On a morning in June 2007, we awoke to this text message beeping on our mobiles. It says Lets vote for Taj Mahal and convey its glory to the world. And, finally on July 7, 2007, the list of new 7 wonders of the world was declared by the New7wonders Foundation at Lisbon, Portugal. We know that the Taj Mahal has been one of the wonders of the world, but how many of us know about the other 6 wonders? This month, Campus Josh presents you a detailed account of these wonders.

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Chichen Itza Among the recent Seven Wonders of the World is the breathtaking â&#x20AC;&#x153;Magician of watersâ&#x20AC;? or Chichen Itza, as it is more famously known. It was built by the Mayan civilization, and is located in the Northern Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. True to its aura it stands tall among vast lands of greenery. It is awe-inspiring to visitors with its beautiful architecture and temples. It also houses the Great Ball court where prisoners played the game of death. For those with a fetish for a spooky and thrilling experience among the excavations, a visit here will certainly not be disappointing.

Roman coliseum or Colosseum originally the Flavian Amphitheatre is the greatest work constructed by the Romans. It is presently located in the city centre of Rome, Italy. It has the capacity to seat about 50,000 people. Numerous Gladiator fights and other events have been hosted at this venue over the years. Though it now lies in ruins due to earthquakes and other natural calamities, it still attracts thousands of visitors who want to get a feel of the high adrenaline sport. This place has been portrayed in the movie Gladiator which projected an inside view of it in that era.

Christ the Redeemer Wonders of the world need not always be a part of an

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age in which we have not lived. In the present day, a wonder that is truly outstanding is the largest art deco in the world - none other than the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue of Christ with open arms overlooking the city measures a whooping 39.6m in height and 30m in width. It stands atop the Peak of Corcovado Mountain. This statue was featured in several movies including 2012, Twilight, and also in an episode of CSI: Miami.


Wonder land Great Wall of China 4

The Great Wall of China begins in Shanhaiguan (East China) to Lop Nur (West China). It was built in 220-206 B.C, to evade the Mongolian invaders. This wall is 8851.8km long and made of brick, earth and stone. It snakes all the way through mountain ranges, valleys and rivers providing its visitors a serene, enthralling experience, and adds an aesthetic value to it. Some of the most visited parts are the Badaling or the North pass, Jiyayuguan or the West pass, and Wangjinglou.

Petra

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Humanity triumphs not only by discovering new things but also by finding solutions even in the toughest of times. This is exemplified in the historic and archaeological city of Petra which is renowned for its rock architecture and water conduits system. The impressive entrance from the east leads to a narrow gorge called the “siq” which lets water flow into Wadia Musa. At its end is the “Al kazhneh” or treasury. A little further is a massive theatre called “en-Nejr”. The rose coloured mountains open into a plain unveiling the city; this is striking and surprising.

Machu Picchu 5

Machu Pichu or “Old peak” is a pre-Columbian Inca site situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba valley in Peru. Also known as the “Lost city of the Incas”, a UNESCO world heritage site, it provides a breath taking view to all visitors. The Machu Pichu escaped the Spanish plunderers because of its altitude and the dense forest surrounding it. This site was discovered by Hiram Bingham accidentally. The primarily buildings are the Intihuatana, the Temple of Sun, and the Room of the three windows.

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If love could be depicted architecturally, Taj Mahal is an ode to love. This white wonder was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is situated in Agra, India. The entire structure is made of white marble and reflects the Persian style of architecture. It stands on the banks of river Yamuna and overlooks a row of minarets and a beautiful garden. The decorations on the exterior are quotes from the Holy Quran. The interior has carvings so intricate that it renders a person speechless.

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Future Gaming

PROJECT NATAL A New Revolution in Gaming “Project Natal” is a code name for a world-shattering new way of controller-free gaming. See a ball? Kick it, hit it, trap it or catch it.“Project Natal” tracks your full body movement in 3-D, while responding to commands, directions, even a difference of emotion in your voice. It is an add-on peripheral for the Microsoft Xbox 360 console. With controller-free gaming you don’t just control the superhero, you are the superhero! Full-body tracking allows the “Project Natal” sensor to capture every move, from head to toe, to give players a full-body gaming experience. Greet and speak to characters in the game, or simply step into view of the sensor to log into Xbox LIVE and connect with friends.“Project Natal” makes sharing in all the fun a snap.Talk or watch a movie in the same living room or on the other side of the world — no headset, no keyboard and no controllers required. It’s just you, your friends, your family and a whole new way to play.

How Does “Project Natal” Work? “Project Natal” sensor: “Project Natal” is the world’s first system to combine an RGB camera, depth sensor, multi-array microphone and custom processor running proprietary software that brings the “Project Natal” experience to every Xbox 360 console. The “Project Natal” sensor tracks full-body movement and individual voices, creating controller-free fun and social entertainment that is available exclusively on Xbox 360. RGB camera: “Project Natal” has a video camera that delivers the three basic colour components. RGB camera helps enable facial recognition and more.

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Depth sensor: An infrared projector combined with a monochrome CMOS sensor allows “Project Natal” to see the room in 3D (as opposed to inferring the room from a 2-D image) under any lighting conditions. Custom processor: A Microsoft proprietary software layer makes the magic of “Project Natal” possible. This layer differentiates “Project Natal” from any other technology on the market through its ability to enable human body recognition and extract other visual noise.


Indian Moon Mission

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he Indian dream of making it to our eternally enigmatic solar neighbour, took its first steps on 22nd Oct, 2008, when India successfully placed the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft into orbit. It brought an end to years of gruelling preparation and many anxious moments, culminating in the spectacular launch. The growing might of the Indian space program was demonstrated, when PSLV-XL, the craft containing Chandrayaan-1, carried 11 payloads successfully. Of these, 5 were ISRO payloads and 6 were from other space agencies across Europe, Bulgaria and USA. In fact it was the most international mission ever with payloads from 20 countries, where 17 countries of Europe were represented by the European Space Agency. The scope of the mission was huge and the various payloads conducted experiments in mineral mapping, polar ice cap determination, radiation analysis and a host of other technical functions. But the star attraction was our very own MIP (Moon Impact Probe). It successfully crash landed on the lunar surface at 20:30 hours IST on 14th Nov, 2008. It carried a picture of the Indian flag, thus making India only the fourth country in the world to place its flag on the moon. Nationalistic achievement apart, the probe contained a C-band radar altimeter for measuring the altitude, a video imaging system and a mass spectrometer for measuring the constituents of

One of the biggest finds of the probe was the confirmed existence of water on the lunar surface. This discovery by the Indian mission has confirmed other readings by previous US experiments that the moon indeed has water, not only in silicate bodies but also in huge sheets of ice below the lunar surface.

the ISRO officials, but several technical issues, including the failure of the star sensors on board which were supposed to help in finding direction and poor thermal shielding, have been cited as the possible factors. ISRO also said that issues occurred due to intense solar radiations.

The mission objective orbit of 100 km above the lunar surface was achieved on 12th Nov, 2008. In this orbit, Chandrayaan took about two hours to orbit the moon. The craft completed 300 orbits capturing 70000 images of the moon which the ISRO has claimed to be a record in itself.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has selected ISRO's Chandrayaan-1 mission as one of the recipient's of its annual, AIAA SPACE 2009, awards, which recognize key contributions to space science and technology. Additionally scientists all over the world have praised the mission as being a fresh step towards a better understanding of the moon. Let us keep our fingers crossed and wait to see how the proposed Chandrayaan-2 mission shapes out; as according to ISRO Chairman G. Madhavan Nair, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) hopes to land a motorized rover on the Moon in 2012, as part of its second Chandrayaan mission. Let us hope that day is not very far away. Anirudh

But the honeymoon was cut short when the base station lost contact with Chandrayaan-1 on 12:30 AM IST on 29th Aug, 2009. The mission lasted for 312 days as opposed to the intended 2 years. ISRO scientists justified the mission by stating that technically, the mission achieved its 100% objectives while scientifically it achieved 90-95% of its stated objectives and labelled it as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;fantastic successâ&#x20AC;?. The reasons behind the abrupt end are still being analyzed by

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BHUVAN: REDEFINING VIRTUAL MAPPING

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hen it comes to matching technological advancements India has never been far out in the race. With the launch of the India-focussed Geo-portal Bhuvan, The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has proved yet again that the Indian tech arena is on the forefront of the global scene. Bhuvan, signifying the 'earth', is the brain child of years of successful technology implementations made possible by the research satellites that have done the country proud. This breakthrough initiative aims to showcase the advanced imaging capabilities that Indian can now boast of, as well as bring technology to the common man in the form of an interactive 3D environment and a geospatial thematic representation, something that finds widespread application in day-to-day living. Developed on the groundbreaking lines of remote sensing technology, Bhuvan allows the user to practically waltz around the Indian subcontinent, with images superimposed over a virtual globe. With state-of-theart technology built in, Bhuvan can graze over 3D terrain and helps visualise both spatial and temporal resolutions of images received from the multi-faceted IRS satellites.

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Bhuvan promises to add great value in the areas of resource tapping and energy management, not to mention unexplored applications in disaster prediction and rescue operation execution.

Bhuvan and Google Earth Given that Bhuvan has come at a time when the global geospatial mapping applications such as Google Earth and Wikimapia are gaining worldwide recognition, there is indeed speculation whether Bhuvan transcends limitations that the predecessors have set.Bhuvan presents advanced imagery as compared with

mapping software with spatial resolutions ranging from as close as 10 m, along with options to view from different perspectives and measure real time distances. As with other mapping tools, Bhuvan also aims to protect military security by choosing to place out of sight defence installations and the like. And being perceptive of the relatively slower dial-up connections in India, the Bhuvan portal works just as well with slower connectivity speeds designed to run on slow Internet connections. What's in It for You Bhuvan, unlike the global mapping tools, provides very country-specific and localised information. From addressing common day-to-day problems such as impending floods and other disasters (using data from NADAMS), to the more trying concerns of education, infrastructure enhancement, and technological visualization and management, Bhuvan may just resolve major setbacks at the national level. In fact Bhuvan also hopes to incorporate inputs from the general public, including farmers, rural groups and local bodies, to make it more meaningful to the common man. Indeed Bhuvan in the next decade may well serve as a tool to enhance the average Indian's standard of living by leaps and bounds.


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Lakme Beauty Salon Kukatpally Ph: 67110637 Begumpet Ph: 67112026 Kondapur Ph: 32998994

Evlas Beauty Parlour

Jawed Habib Hair & Beauty Studio Road No 12, Banjara Hills Ph: 9866691968

Naturals Unisex Salon Above ICICI Bank, Kondapur. Ph: 40113381

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Chermas Kukatpally Ph: 32995053 Ameerpet Ph: 23737609

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MIG, KPHB Colony, Kukatpally. Ph: 40060938

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Madhapur Ph: 40206612 Kukatpally Ph: 23057762 BanjaraHills Ph: 23315954

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KPHB Colony Ph: 40060869

Grafs Lifestyle Chandanagar P:23030190 Ameerpet Ph: 23740744

Rd No 12, Banjara Hills Ph: 66046686 Liberty X Roads, HimayatNagar Ph: 23262163/64/65

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G2, Jhansi Enclave, Kukatpally Ph: 65965140 www.ietindia.in

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