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Volume III | Issue II

September 2009

I have a dream

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Carpe Diem! Contents

Dear Friends,

Special Interest Articles Carpe Diem


Power of dreams




What Sells


e101: Google wave


ePoll: Gandhi




What’s your number?






Individual Highlights I have a dream


I have a dream


Tweet of the week


Social diary




Serious reading




Testing Times


Object of desire


Mad cap


About us


It gives us immense pleasure to launch the second and more refined version of the class magazine. A lot of hard work has gone into the magazine and we hope to do justice to your hopes and aspirations. The central theme for this month’s issue is “Dreams”. For dreams are central to every person. Dreams make us work harder, overcome hardships and stare adversity in the face. Whether it be Martin Luther King’s dream whose words feature on the cover, or of the many Indians (living the American dream), there is one underlying symmetry, one underlying truth, and that is: dreams do come true! As Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it, you can do it”. We believe in the adage that everything is created twice. It was Kennedy’s dream of putting a man on moon that galvanized the entire nation. In our country it was the vision of Abdul Kalam that gave the impetus to the idea that we can be a superpower by 2020. It is said that a leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. But a word of caution also, dreams must be followed by action; otherwise they will remain a dream only. Quoting Kalidasa – Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn! Look to this Day! For it is Life, the very Life of Life. In its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of your Existence. The Bliss of Growth, The Glory of Action, The Splendor of Beauty; For Yesterday is but a Dream, And To-morrow is only a Vision; But To-day well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day! Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!

The power of dreams Dreams are necessary for life. Dreams may contain things that are unrealistic and impossible to achieve but they do give the zeal and zest to achieve our goals. Ralph Waldo Emerson exalted: Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true. All great persons have believed in the power of dreams. Who in their right mind would have thought that a single person will take on the mightiest empire, that too on the principle of non-violence? And that man would one day reach the frontiers of space, would tame atoms, master the laws of gravity and decode the book of life in form of DNA? We are not denying the fact that reality sometimes does pour cold water over the dreams but it is the dreams that push the envelope further each passing generation. What remains fiction for one generation becomes reality for another. And for that one has to sweat away, and needs to have realistic dreams, extreme faith and belief in oneself, and be willing to work hard with determination and dedication. Dreams followed by action are a sure shot recipe for success. All great leaders have one thing in common: ability to look into the future and define their vision, articulate it so that others can understand it and the ability to walk the talk. Action without dreams will not necessarily take one forward in the right direction.(You may have heard of the experiment in which caterpillars were placed one behind the other in a circle with the food at the center. The outcome was: all caterpillars died) .All we will say at this point is: Dream! Explore! Work! We thought to ask everyone what their dream was, and being the placement season we expected that many would quote salaries. What a pleasant surprise then, that many have realistic dreams, common dreams, about a life well lead, about seeing their parents happy. There have been some respondents who did not believe in dreaming, or rather would not like to share their dreams. Our only motivation is to show the power of the dreams. Quoting Vivekananda, “This life is a hard fact; work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine; no matter, the soul is stronger. It lays no responsibility on the lesser Gods; for you are the makers of your own fortunes. Stand up, be bold, and be strong. All the strength and succor you want is within you.”

I have a dream Kunal Somani: I’ve a dream to have a billion admirers Sarang Palvia: I’ve a dream which I want to transform into reality, no matter what it takes to make it real. Pratik Gala: I’ve a dream which is soon to be a reality. Kartikeyan: I’ve a dream which will remain a dream forever. Meenal Vyas: I’ve a dream to rise above micro situations and understand enormity and excellence of how the world works and to bring back innocence and joy in people again. Komal Jagtani: I’ve a dream that my parents get all the happiness in the world. Prashant Thakur: I’ve a dream and it keeps me awake. Aekta Mahatani: I’ve a dream that sincere efforts always be respected and seen. Vaibhav: I’ve a dream to be a world famous personality. Gopal Chandak: I have a dream and it keeps me going Adwait Sarnobat: I have a dream to make it big. Really big Atul Jindal: I’ve a dream to start a business and take it to a level where I don’t have to think before fulfilling any of my family member’s desire Ankit Gupta: to explore space meet other life forms, face life and challenge death

I have a dream Jenit Mehta: I have a dream to fly like a bird into the sky and then have a freefall down like a zombie Lavanya Bakshi: I have a dream that after 50 years I’ll be sitting with a glass in hand with my wife serving me a drink discussing our adventures around the world Shrini: if you have a dream realize that it’s a dream. Dreams are occasional, facts are original. Live with facts, enjoy in dreams Hardik Shah: I have a dream …to be successful… to be rich and famous… to do something for nation…to be happy and be able to spread the happiness to all… I have a dream to live life…my way! Trishma Singh: I have a dream to wake up in the most blissful state one morning, when everything i love will be mine! Hiren Krishnani: i have a dream that each day i will continue to be nice and a warm hearted person and people around will saythat he deserves so much success and admiration Anand Chaturvedi: I have a dream to be happy all my life and keep everyone around me happy Vishwanathan Ramnathan: I have a dream, a song to sing, to help me cope with everything Add Anshu: I have a dream of life to be like an ocean.. meeting horizon yet unlimited...having sea shores yet no boundaries... with a surface yet endlessly deep ... Encapsulating everything in itself Alok Abhijit: I have a dream of realizing my potential, becoming a Buddha and of giving service to the society

Knowledge – By Mr. Hardik Shah 1. Thomas Edison filed 1,093 patents, including those for the light bulb, electric railways and the movie camera. When he died in 1931, he held 34 patents for the telephone, 141 for batteries, 150 for the telegraph and 389 patents for electric light and power. 2. Bolivia holds the highest turnover of governments. Since their independence from Spain in 1825, Bolivia has had almost 200 governments. Since 1945, Italy saw more than 50 governments and more than 20 Prime Ministers. 3. A soccer ball is made up of 32 leather panels, held together by 642 stitches. 4. The Sahara desert expands at about 1km per month. 5. To make one kilo of honey bees have to visit 4 million flowers, travelling a distance equal to 4 times around the earth.

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e101: And Then There Was Wave When the history of internet is written, it would be divided into two eras : before Google and after Google, such is the magnitude of it’s contribution. Whatever role Google has taken for itself, it has set new industry benchmarks. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin named the search engine they built "Google," a play on the word "googol," the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeroes. And there mission is no small dream, it is “to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.” So in tune with it’s mission, google has expanded it’s offerings from search to dozen different services and in different languages. And in the same quest they may have stumbled onto something that may very well define the future of internet : Google Wave. In simplest terms Wave is a real-time communication and collaboration platform that incorporates several types of web technologies, including email, instant messaging (IM), wiki, online documents, and gadgets. Whoa, where did that come from? Well not to worry, for the rest of the article will explain how it can be the next defining moment for internet. Suppose as a team we have been given a project on building a brand positioning for Hokey Pokey ( the ice cream shop). Also suppose that I have to write the article. Now for that I open the browser an go to and get the following window (somewhat identical to Google Mail window).

Like an inbox, the newest Waves are at the top. I click and create a new Wave. An editing pane window opens on the side of the window. It’s a rich-text editor that supports media and fancy formatting. I write my article, and when it is finished

Tweet of the week: And the award goes to:

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Social Diary

Marriage is a wonderful feeling. We are happy to announce that two of our classmates, Prerana and Krishna will soon be tying the knot. Our best wishes with them. We are still celebrating the marriage of Vishwanathan Ramnathan.


I invite other team members by dragging their icon onto the wave. Where ever the team members may be, the Wave of the project appears in their inbox, highlighted in bold. They click on it to take a look. I remember that I have mentioned caffechino instead of coffectionados and before my team member’s eyes, the “Caffechino” changes to “Coffectionados.” The Wave is a “live” communication that I’m sharing with them. I’m free to edit it even after sharing. One of the team member’s spots a flaw and says that a shop is open in Matunga also, which I missed. I see this message and admit I missed it(replying in the same thread). I see him adding the missing information, letter by letter. Another member who is a late entrant can track the changes through the timeline by reversing and forwarding the wave.

This beautiful painting was made by Anshu Verma from our class. We would love to see more such paintings Anshu! And Great Work!

Serious Reading

A masterpiece from the Canadian author, Yann Martel, Life of Pi tells the story of a young boy named Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel or PI, named after a swimming pool in Paris, along with a Bengal tiger, named Richard Parker, are shipwrecked, and castaway in a small boat on the vast Pacific Ocean. The winner of Man Booker prize in 2002, it is a work of magical realism. This is book to be read and savored for it is not often that one comes across such a make believe world full of adventure and realism at the same time. The 227 day journey that Pi Patel shares with the royal Bengal tiger does sometime feel meandering but it never gets out of hand. And the adventures of Pi with the three religions are hilarious and enlightening at the same point.

We decide to publish our article on the Samvad blog. So we drag a “robot” into the wave and it publishes the article on Now that the work is done I and my one of the team mates decide to have a go at a game of chess. No problem. Just add the gadget.So what is Google wave? And how does it work? Google generally describes Google Wave as a platform, and in a broader context, as a set of three interdependent layers:

Product Layer The Google Wave product is the web application people use to access and edit waves. It's an HTML 5 application, built on Google Web Toolkit. It includes a rich text editor and other functions like desktop drag-and-drop. Platform Layer Google Wave can also be considered a platform with a rich set of open APIs that allow developers to embed waves in other web services, and to build new extensions that work inside waves. Protocol Layer The Google Wave protocol is the underlying format for storing and the means of sharing waves, and includes the “live” concurrency control, which allows edits to be reflected instantly across users and services. The protocol is designed for open federation.

Ingenuity Memories, fun, dreams & desires, Crazy little fights then coming together; Celebrating life was never so great; Always holds me back in a ‘wonder’ state! From long long chats to Chocolate & Lays, These are the memories of College Days! Strangers to acquaintances.... And acquaintances to Friends, Some relationships so special, Lets hope they never end. We’ve lived all these in unique ways; These are the memories of College Days! In times of joy & times of sorrow; Spirits, not allowed, to drop down shallow. Renewed energy & heart beats high, “Hey! Cheer up friend. Take my five!” Its impossible to forget these precious stays, These are the memories of College days! Support & strength from an inspiring friend, Sharing secrets, that drew us close! Each experience taught something new; Admist thorns, helped blossom like a rose. ‘Never repeated in life!’ we all say, These are the memories of College Days!

Waves contain wavelets, which are containers for blips (messages) added by participants.In general terms, a wave is the set of threaded conversations that is viewable as a document, consisting of one or more participants (which may include both human participants and robots). A wavelet is a threaded conversation that is spawned within a wave. A blip is the basic unit of conversation and consists of a single message that appears in a wavelet.

They have made us tough and have made us learn, Living it up, during all life’s turns! We’ve been responsible, we’ve lived it here, Improved us as individuals, can say for sure. From exams in May, to part-time pays; These are the memories of College Days!

By Ms. Aekta Mahatani

Testing Times We have decided to give away prizes by the lots. Here is a chance to get a prize. Answer these 12 questions and send in your entry. First three correct entries stand to win prizes: 1.

What does the selling acronym AIDA stand for? 2. What is the correct ascending order of these human needs according to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Esteem, Safety, Belongingness and Love, SelfActualisation, Biological and Physiological? 3. The financial ratio which divides a company's 'liquid assets' by 'current liabilities' is known by what popular term? 4. What are the 'Four Functional Types' within Carl Jung's theory? 5. Daniel Goleman was responsible for popularising and defining what management and behavioural concept in his eponymously titled (ie., the title is also the subject) 1995 book? 6. What is the management technique that is commonly abbreviated to MBWA? 7. What does the PEST stand for in PEST analysis? 8. What visionary management thinker wrote The Age Of Unreason and The Empty Raincoat? 9. In 2008 billionaire financier Carl Icahn joined the board of what large internet corporation in a deal which saw him cease his fight to oust its leaders? 10. Who ran the fraudulent $50bn investment pyramid scheme exposed in December 2008? 11. Who threw his shoes at George W Bush in December 2008? 12. Which scientist and novelist, and author of '2001: A Space Odyssey' died on 19 March 2008?

Each wave has a set of one or more participants. Participants are either humans or robots (Bloggy for publishing blogs). A Google wave can be said to be mash up several web technologies like: Email, Instant Messaging (IM), Wiki, & Online Documents. The project is the brain child of Lars Rasmussen (and his brother Jens), the man behind Google maps. The rationale behind the evolution is that two of the most spectacular successes in digital communication, email and instant messaging, were originally designed in the '60s to imitate analog formats — email mimicked snail mail, and IM mimicked phone calls. Since then, so many different forms of communication had been invented — blogs, wikis, collaborative documents, etc. — and computers and networks had dramatically improved. Hence the need for a new communications model that presumed all these advances as a starting point. (Lars) So holed up in Sydney office the duo started answering these difficult questions:  Why do we have to live with divides between different types of communication — email versus chat, or conversations versus documents?  Could a single communications model span all or most of the systems in use on the web today, in one smooth continuum? How simple could we make it?  What if we tried designing a communications system that took advantage of computers' current abilities, rather than imitating non-electronic forms? And the answers to all these questions, thankfully was Google wave. It is a highly ambitious project and may be a bit ahead of it’s time and therefore may become a failure. But if it works as it is supposed to, it will change the way we communicate and collaborate online. On 30th September, Google started sending wave invites to 100,000 people. It’s a start with the full fledged release to public another half year away, but it symbolizes a major trait of success: Dream Big!

ePoll of the Issue “Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth.” wrote Albert Einstein. Why generations, when it may very well be the present generation itself, just 61 years later, finds it tough to believe in the man and his principles. Is Gandhiji’s teaching relevant? Click here to poll

To the last issues’ poll; “Is direct monetary investment the only way by which Indian SM&MEs can grow in the near future?” Among those who responded 62.5% feel that there are other ways by which Indian SM&MEs can grow in the near future.

The main principle of Gandhi can be summarized as: “ Satya, Ahimsa,Brahmacharya, Asteya, Asangraha Sharir shram Aswado sarvatra Abhaya Vivarjanah Sarva Dharm Samanatvam , Swadeshi sparsh bhavana Ekadash sevaih namratan vrat dridh nishchayi” These eleven vows are: Satya- Truth, (2) Ahimsa- Nonviolence, (3) Brahmacharya- Celibacy (4) Asteya- Non-stealing, (5) Aparigraha or Asangraha- Non-possession (6) Sharira-Shrama; Physical labour (7) Asvada-Control of Palate, (8) AbhayaFearlessness, (9) Sarva-Dharma-Samanatva- Equal respect for all Religions, (10) Swadeshi-Duty towards Neighbour and (11) sparsh bhavana - Removal of Untouchability. This was the way according to which life should be lived. It would be pertinent to note that the first five can be found in all religions and may very well be the gist of the religions. These principles should be applied in our daily lives according to Gandhi.The western countries have started appreciating the Gandhian thought and th Harvard even applauded him as the management guru of 20 century. His views that we should view ourselves as trustee of the property on which we depend for the making, retention & the increase of capital; and not as its sole owner. The theory may look crude but there in lies the crux of Gandhi’s thinking. Instead of capitalist society which distributes wealth to the few at the cost of many, he advocated an egalitarian society in which both the worker as well as the trustee would be dependent on each other. Well the society about which Gandhiji talks may look like a utopian dream but it may turn out to be true as people have started realizing that money is not everything. I will leave you with few of his quotes, containing the gist of his experiments with truth: Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.

“An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind” “My life is my message”

Lifestyle: A sound mind resides in a sound body. And in today’s world of ever increasing stress and work load it is more important that one does some workout. And jogging is one of the most simple and easy exercise to pick up. It is also heavily paying. This will introduce you to the art of jogging: If jogging has always been difficult for you, it’s not necessarily that it has to be that way. You may be simply out of shape. When you are out of shape; you can hear your breathing even at a painfully slow pace. The problem isn’t in your lungs; it’s in your leg muscles. They aren’t able to supply enough energy for jogging with oxygen. As a result, your heart rate rises, you can hear your breathing and the exertion becomes uncomfortable. And as with everything in life, you are not going to continue doing it if you can’t enjoy it. Your first goal, therefore, should be to create a regimen you’ll want to continue. That means being able to enjoy the activity, or at least be satisfied with it. And generally that means going slow enough that the activity feels comfortable. This may be difficult to accept at first, but if jogging is uncomfortable for you, maybe you should stick with walking. A brisk walk is great exercise, even if it isn’t painful. The good news is that your capacity for walking is capable of growing quickly. Even novice walkers can prepare for a marathon in a few months. As you get in shape, you’ll be able to walk at a faster pace for a longer time. When you can walk for an hour or two without feeling greatly fatigued, or without needing a nap because you feel weary or exhausted afterwards, you know you are in shape to take the next step towards being able to jog. Most novice joggers try to jog at a running pace. This is a major mistake because slow jogging is already a level above walking. If you try to fast-jog or run, you take your effort up two levels, which is usually more than your body can handle initially. So here’s how to control your pace so you can make the initial transition from walking to jogging. Find yourself a partner who is at your level of ability. You and she will trade off walking and jogging until you learn how to do it without hearing your breathing. Here’s how: Whenever you are jogging, jog at your partner’s walking pace. Make sure that your partner walks while you jog. A walk is the same walking pace you have been using to get in shape. Not a sprint-walk, but a recovery walks. Here recovery means that your heart rate and breathing return to your usual walking rate. Meanwhile, if you are jogging, pay attention to your breathing. If you can carry on a conversation without hearing more than a “huff” between sentences, you are jogging at the right beginner level. When you jog so fast that your partner can hear your breathing, your body is producing energy without oxygen. This sort of jogging is inefficient and uncomfortable. When you are out of shape for jogging, you don’t have to jog fast before you can hear your breathing. This problem of having a small capacity is made worse when you jog fast early in the workout, before you have had a chance to warm up. Thus, if you want to make your jogging easier you should go very slowly for the first ten minutes. It will seem like you are holding yourself way back, but keep this in mind: even at your slowest jogging pace you will have doubled your resting heart rate, which is a significant increase in your metabolic rate. If you want to make your jogging easier, you should also consider losing weight. It takes a lot of effort to carry extra weight around. So you don’t have to become more aerobically fit to make your jogging easier. Just lose weight and you’ll make it easier.

Object of desire How much would a cell phone cost? The GoldVish Le Million writes its name in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive phone in the world at a price of $1.45 million. This one-of-a-kind quad-band handset by Goldvish sports a blinding 120 carats worth of VVS-1 grade diamonds, according to designer Emmanuel Gueit, and as you'd expect from a seven-figure phone, features such amenities as Bluetooth, a camera with 8x digital zoom, MP3 playback, FM radio, included 2GB memory card and an EDGE connection.

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We know you are full of fun and wit. Now it is time to show the class your brilliant thoughts. Given below are two pictures. Just write to us the thoughts on your mind, and we promise that the wittiest quote gets a surprise gift

What’s your number? Time for some fun. We know that many will belittle the idea of numerology, but we have decided to put our heads on the block, just to bring to you some harmless way of passing time. We do not encourage you to change names ( all the movies starting with K did bomb for Ekta Kapoor), just enjoy! th There are 3 numbers: One a birth number ( A person born on 29 will have 2 + 9= 11=1 + 1=2 as his birth number), two a destiny number ( A person born on 29/09/1983 will have 2+9+9+1+9 +8+3=41 = 4+1= 5); and three a name number ( It’s a bit complicated, so we will leave it ). So just calculate your number and see what it holds for you: 1. Exceptionally powerful and dominating personality. Beginning, New, Focused concentration, Goal-striving, Action, Independence, Originality, Courage, Invention, Leader, Selfreliant, Ambition, Pioneer, Will, Conscious Mind, Positive. 2. Co-operative and good-natured, symphathetic and understanding, helpful and good at keeping a secret. Waiting, Diplomacy, Patience, Psychic, Intuition, Adaptable, Empathic, Partnership, Mediator, Comparison, Receptive, Helper, Collecting, Reproduction, Balancer of Opposites, Subconscious Memory. 3. Enjoys being the center of attention, tends to show off and loves to be admired. Creative, Optimistic, Enthusiasm, Expressive, Charming, Humour, Fun, Attractive, Friendly. 4. Steady and reliable. Practical and sensible, calm. Courageous and honest and ethical in all that they do. Practical, orderly, patient, logical, hard-working, loyal, builder, steadfast, frugal, responsible, earthy, planner, materially creative, green thumb, even tempered. 5.


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Versatile and resourceful, clever and amusing. Good company, good with words, optimistic. Lively, inquiring and outgoing. Someone who makes friends and money easily. Lives for excitement and sensation. Loves adventure and travel, change and anything new. Hates to be tied down, impatient with rules, laws and conventions. Equilibrium with others. Enjoys peace between all people. Values comfort and ease and enjoys beautiful things. A negotiator and peace-maker. The Mystic, Quiet, intuitive and meditative with a global perspective. Philosopher, sage, wisdom seeker, reserved, inventor, stoic, contemplative, aloof, deep-thinker, introspective, spiritual, faith, esoteric, exotic, unusual, hidden, seeking perfection, ethereal, other worldly, enigma. Ambitious for power, status, money, and success. May lead to great success or sudden failure. Achievement, abundance, executive, strength, self-disciplined, power, success, authority, psychology, entrepreneur, intensity, supervisor, provider, grandeur, material manifestor. Endings, completion, humanitarian, compassionate, romantic, selfless, generous, philanthropic, loving, wisdom, idealist, artistic, spiritual healer, all allowing, other worldly, blending. Limitless, Unity, Nothingness, Boundless, Truth, Purity, Love, All, Alpha and Omega, Possibility, First Cause, Unmanifest, Breath of God, Unified Field, Source, Space, Consciousness, Cosmic Egg, God

WISDOM You see many stars in the night but find them not when the sun rises; can you say that there are no stars in the heaven of day? So, o Man! Because you behold not God in the days of your ignorance, say not there is no God. So long as a man has little knowledge, he goes about lecturing and preaching, but when the perfection of knowledge is obtained, man ceases to make vain displays. The sunlight is one and the same wherever it falls, but only bright surfaces like water, mirrors and polished metal can reflect it fully. So is the divine light. It falls equally and impartially on all hearts, but only the pure and clean hearts of good and holy can fully reflect it. Dispute not. As you rest firmly on your own faith and opinion, allow others the equal liberty to stand by their own faiths and opinions. What you wish others to do, do yourself.

Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love. Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in same way. Angry speech is painful; blows for blows will touch thee. Not a mother, not a father, will do so much, nor any other relatives; a well directed mind will do us greater service. Not to be cheered by praise, Not to be grieved by blame, but to know thourougly one’s own virtue or power Are the characteristics of an excellent man. Although many stars shine, and that ornament of the earth, the moon, also shineth, Yet when the sun setteth, it becometh night. Find us on the Web: Welingkar eBiz Linkedin Blog Please feel free to email us any time (for praises, complains, suggestions or any other matter related to our efforts) The Team: Mr. Alok Abhijit Mr. Akshay Aggarwal Mr. Ankit Gupta Design, concept, editing and copyright by and of eBiz Samwad Council

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