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Women’s day

CE-N celebrates the day of a mystery called ‘woman’.

The origin of a child is a mother, a woman. She shows a man what loving, caring and sharing is all about.” Indeed a woman’s essence lies in her innate ability to care, love and sacrifice for the other. She plays an all-enveloping character of a mother, daughter, wife and sister as a friend, nurturer, guide and partner from time to time. Emotional and vulnerable, sometimes unpredictable, sometimes calm, she displays a wonderful range of emotions from being patient to being extremely courageous in times of crisis.

Tormented and dominated throughout all times and ages, women have fought their way through exploitation, harassment, and have managed to secure their rights in the public domain. In spite of continuing exploitation and injustice against women today, several milestones have been achieved in terms of education, freedom of choice and liberty, equality etc. With growing literacy and financial independence women feel more empowered today to assert their right to a life of dignity and self worth. The International Women's Day celebrated on 8th March is a universal day for all women around the world. It endows them with a sense of honor, dignity and self respect for being the person that they are. This day marks a celebration of the economic, social, cultural and political achievements made by women over the years. Women’s Day was first celebrated in Germany in 1911 and is now marked by over 100 countries around the world. Day, omen‘s onal W dia is very ti a n r th Inte N In f 100 m CE- r this to CE -N. event o received fro fo e ills e th d n titu ―O on and sk en my gra fforts preciati the ap ng. I express ledged our e E-N, as a tok C ti motiva aving acknow e spent with sion.‖ m s h ti e r , n p ia o x d e k n r I a g a ma verwhelming Sharm in iv e c Re -Nidhi , is an o n o ti ia c f appre

―It was a and gre very nice feeli ng eting on was a ve my desk when I got a flo ry . -N. I tho pleasant surpri The gift from wer CE-N ught 'we s should a e. I‘m thankful to CE lso get a holiday!! '― -Arati S harma

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"I really liked brated wom the way CE-N celeen's day in an office where 90% of the empl oyees are men. It is heart warm ing that a female is give n appreciation so much importance an d a token of for her effort s and her ha rd work.‖ -Trupti Oza

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Even when the whole world is rushing, there are some like YOU, who take time to mentor, encourage and inspire.

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Data Warehousing

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Story time

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Rocket dreams...

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Chirping with the birds

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Koffee with Shashu

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9 ways to make people like You!

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Entertainment: Quizzes & more

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15th March 2011

Structural Steel: Indian scenario

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round the world, structural steel is the material of choice for innovative designs and tight construction schedules. From parking structures to chemical plants, bridges to tall buildings, steel is everywhere. Structural steel being used in infrastructure space is comparatively a new concept in the Indian market. Gradually, the requirement in India is rising now as the government and few private companies have started using structural steel in projects. The current market analysis shows that the requirement in India is around 500,000 ton on rough estimate. Growth in past and future The growth has been around 20 to 25% y-o-y basis and it is expected to grow at the same rate. Steel structure contributes very less to

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overall construction in India. But over a period of time, there is increase in awareness and acceptance of the concept by the end users. This can push its demand to a great extent. The demand drivers Infrastructure growth Time factor: SS provides 30% time reduction in projects Labor hassles: Provides options for minimum labor involvement Effect of Steel prices Increase in steel price would affect this sector. But these costs can be recovered in long run by reduced project completion time and reusability of steel. (Continued on page 4)

Are you fire-ready?

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ou are busy with your regular schedule and suddenly the fire-alarm starts ringing around you. How do you react?

out my purse!‘ OR ‗This will get me away from work for at least 15 minutes!‘ OR You look at your colleagues for their reaction OR You think that it is a part of the FIRE evacuation drill.

‗OMG, Run. The building is on FIRE!‘ OR ‗I‘m just going to finish typing this email These are few of the possibefore I exit.‘ OR ‗Where is ble diverse reactions, all of my purse? I can‘t leave with- them incorrect.

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Fire kills. If not, it leaves behind, those who were saved and those who had fatal injuries. Where do you see yourself? CE-N ensures preventive measures against all possible fire hazards to maintain workplace safety for you. (Continued on page 3)


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oes construction sometimes make you crazy? Building

Better Windows-like functionality

information models have a way of making reality seem

Improved DSTV connection

so much less complicated!

Higher accuracy with customizable and

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more automated drawings Improved commenting, clash checking,

Even more interoperability with leading software systems

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Enhanced visualization, larger color palette

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Data Warehousing @ glance

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ata warehousing is combining

ity of information in the organization.

available to end users in a way they can

data from multiple and usually

The key issue is the provision of access

understand and use in business con-

varied sources into one comprehensive to a company-wide view of data wher-

text. There has been much interest re-

and easily manipulated database. It

ever it resides. Data coming from inter- cently on using data mining for

comprises a set of new concepts and

nal and external sources, existing in a

tools which support the knowledge

variety of forms from traditional struc- example, data mining can be used to

worker (executive, manager, and ana-

tural data to unstructured data like text detect unusual patterns, terrorist ac-

lyst) with information for decision

files or multimedia is cleaned and inte- tivities and fraudulent behavior.

making.

grated into a single repository.

The fundamental reason for building a

A data warehouse (DWH) is the consis- tive side, since it could be a threat to

data warehouse is to improve the qual- tent store of this data which is made

Vaktavya: Speak up, we are listening!

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aktavya and its intention in CE-N is gaining popularity! We have witnessed some fine topics in the past. Prof. Dr. Buragohain led Vaktavya with his interesting ‗future predictions‘. Shashikant followed with ‗motivational stories‘ from his readings. ‗Project management‘ by Dinesh and ‗Time management‘ by Hitendra K. highlighted their professional outlook. ‗Kolhapur wari‘ by Vikram was a pleasant topic with displayed pictures. One would surely like to visit Kolhapur for its historical significance. ‗Body language‘ by me was also a suitable topic on Vaktavya, as most of us, here, make an impression on others

counter-terrorism applications. For

The DWH technology also has a negathe privacy of individuals.

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in this form of behavior alone.

topic for the event of Women‘s day. She highlighted the contribution of women in Neetesh shared his ‗experiences in Gerthe modern age. many‘ for those who aspire to visit Germany soon. Arati compared the past-to- ‗Cricket‘ by Vaibhav J. was a wonderful present scenario on ‗education system in session in Vaktavya, so far. WC-2011 was India‘. Praveen‘s ‗Windpower‘ was inter- just the right time; all of us simply joined in esting as modern age companies are using an amusing debate to conclude that India it to contribute towards energy efficiency of will win the WC and Shane Watson wins the planet. the ‗Man of the series‘!! Bhushan, an expert CAD engineer and Nilesh, a friendly programmer delivered effective speeches to guide the students from Govt. Polytechnic College, Beed— during their Industrial visit to CE-N.

All these remarkable performers in Vaktavya have inspired the others to follow. Vaktavya aims to change your personality and improve your communication in an enjoyable way, beyond your team.

‗Women empowerment‘ by Shalini was a You only have to Break the Ice!!!

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”


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Rocket dreams...

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energy content due to high ockets have a new dream these days - Trinitramide!

nitrogen proportion. It also

Scientists at the Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology

delivers a high 'impulse' due

have discovered this nitrogen oxide molecule which could

to its density, 20 – 30%

function as a rocket propellant. Trinitramide has higher en-

more than nitrogen tetroxide

ergy and density compared to currently used materials as

which is used in NASA rock-

rocket fuel. Trinitramide can act as an 'oxidizer' and has high

ets. Trinitramide is more environmentally friendly too.

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Are you fire-ready? (Continued from page 1)

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But the job is only half-done, only your awareness will complete it.

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Here are few steps to be followed in CE-N: 1.

2. 3.

Proceed to the fire exit door upon hearing the fire alarm or seeing a fire. Remember always to take stairs, never elevators, during a fire. Do not panic. Walk quickly. Do not run. Alert people to the potential danger as you exit the building.

Help others along the way only if doing so poses no immediate threat to yourself. Assemble in the lush lawn-‗Assembly space‘. Take headcount. Wait till further announcement.

The difference between the casualties and those who are saved is a matter of few minutes or even few seconds. CE-N workplace has been designed with the same intent. All the employees can be evacuated from the office in 30 seconds and out of the building in less than 2 minutes!

Story time: What goes around comes around

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nce upon a time… a poor Scottish Let me provide your son with the level farmer, Fleming was working in

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the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the

of education, and my son

his farm when he heard a cry for help

will be very happy, If the lad

from nearby place. The farmer re-

is anything like his father,

sponded quickly and saved a boy out of he‘ll no doubt grow to be a

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discoverer of

“I heard this story some years back and I always remembered it. It inspired me to carry out my duties as a citizen and as a human being.”

Penicillin. Years later, the same nobleman‘s son

a slow and terrifying death in the

man we both will be proud

marshland.

of.‖ And that he did.

That boy‘s father was a rich nobleman

Farmer Fleming‘s son then

and offered to pay Fleming for saving

attended the very best schools, gradu-

saved his life!

his son. The farmer did not accept the

ated from St. Mary‘s Hospital Medical

That nobleman was Lord Randolph

favor as he had a son of same age. The

School in London, and went on to be-

Churchill – his son Sir Winston Chur-

nobleman said, ―‗I‘ll make you a deal.

come known throughout the world as

chill.

“Getting good players is easy. Getting them to play together is the hard part.”

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Structural Steel: Indian scenario (Continued from page 1)

Challenges for a steel fabricator The excise duty levied for on-site fabrication is 0% while it is 10.3% for manufacturing at plant. But the quality and finish is better at plant with CNC machine and controlled environment. Unavailability of skilled man power is another challenge. In terms of direct costing structural steel is more or less in line with concrete construction. The 30% time saved is a real benefit and time saved is money saved. SS used in building is environment friendly and can be reused up to 90 %. SS also provides faster methods of construction to cope up with the increasing demand. The fear of experimenting new methods of SS is surely there but over a period of time this would change as more usage is seen with every passing year.

Did you know? One Google search produces about 0.2g of CO2. But since you hardly get an answer from one search, a typical search session produces about the same amount of CO2 as does boiling a kettle. A match between Barbados and British Guyana in 1946 saw an over with 14 balls in which there were no wide or no balls! The 8 ball over was in force and the extra six deliveries were due to umpiring miscounting!!!

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In the first ever Test in 1877, Australia beat England by 45 runs. 100 years later, in the Centenary Test, the result was exactly the same!!! Letters move clockwise in steps of 10 Missing letter: J

Orkut Büyükkökten

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ocial Networking Sites... It's the way the 21st century communicates today. While their use is still largely limited to less-than-mission-critical purposes, online social networking services are becoming more popular each day. Making friends, finding soul mates, connecting to potential customers, business marketing and entertainment are only a few things why you might be using SNS. One such revolutionary SNS is ORKUT. In 2003, Google offered to purchase the social network

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Friendster, but the offer was declined by that company. Google then internally commissioned Orkut Büyükkökten to work on a competing independent project. The result was Orkut. The initial idea was born when Büyükkökten lost his friend in a train accident and decided to search her through the web. Later, he developed Orkut.com as a 20% independent project while working at Google. The product was launched on January 24, 2004 in Brazil and it completed 7 years recently. Today, Orkut ranks 102nd in the WWW traffic. Critics often say 'Orkut is dead, Facebook killed it' but it is still the most visited SNS in India and many other countries even after the rise of Facebook, the biggest competitor.

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”


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Chirping with the birds

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t would surprise you - the numerous species of birds that Mother Nature has provided to mankind and the many benefits that they bring to us. Birds are a great source of revenue. If we develop that aspect of tourism, it would add up tremendously to the earnings of tourism.

catches.

Ringing, which involves the putting of a labeled ring on the leg of a bird aids in studying the ecology of birds through their migratory patterns, the life span of Research has shown that birds travel several thousands of kilo- birds as well as meters to adapt to the weather pattern changes every year. how far they can fly is easily figured Another interesting feature of the birds is the changing of their out through coopplumage, birds have their summer as well as winter plumage. eration between The changing of their dress also comes in handy during breedornithologists in ing. Birds wear very beautiful plumage to attract their females. the opposing The importance of birds even stretches to aviation. By observ- countries or areas. ing the flight of a bird, manufacturers of aircraft developed the The presence of concept of flaps to aid the plane to fly better. birds also shows Research has shown that watching birds goes beyond delight the biological imto offering a lot of comfort to widows and to people who lack portance of an area. The presence of skeleton would always company. attract members of the vulture family, whereas the occurrence of fruits and flowers would always attract Nectar and Seed EatIt has been proven that ers. Seed Eaters and other birds in view of their eating habit fishermen and birds become agents of seed dispersal. share a special bond of friendship. Birds beThough hard to believe, birds prey on roaches, pests and othcome their guides to ers that are seen as a nuisance to man. Research has also shore whenever they shown that owls are very good pest controllers. They feed on are lost at sea; sea birds mice and little lizards. There are other birds such as the Cattle also lead the fishermen Egrets which follow cattle when they are grazing to feed on to shoals of fish and insects that fly up with the advance of the cattle. thus aid to rope in big

When Steve came (Steve‘s last test match) to bat, Parthiv said, ―Come on, just one more of the famous slog-sweeps before you finish.‖ Steve said, ―Respect Me… for when I made my test debut you were still in your nappies‖.

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West Indian fast bowler Courtney Walsh was nicknamed Duracell for his ability to bowl very long

Poonam Patil—10th March Hitendra Patil—13th March Nilesh Patil—14th March

“Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most, live the longest.”

“How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.”


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Koffee with Shashu

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tructural engineer Shashikant Gunde joined the structural division at the company’s India office in June 2008. Shashikant, who has a master’s in structural engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, enjoys meeting new challenges and strives to achieve excellence in his work. He likes to foster an open, co-operative and flexible work relation with his colleagues. First thing you think in the morning?

-Office work during weekdays. About spending time with family over weekends. Who was your first date? What is one memory you have as a kid?` -That is the only thing I have not done ever. -That I got slapped by a girl in 4th std. Which is your favorite city? Who is your favorite comedian? -Mumbai, you get more opportunities in Mumbai. -Charlie Chaplin What is the most important thing in your life? Your favorite food? - My family. -Pithala bhakari, Baigan Who inspires you in CE-N? Why? Your favorite movies? -Prof. Dr. Buragohain, as he is so dedicated. -Kranti (Old) About CE-N? Your favorite colors? -Like: new premise and facilities; Dislike: no transpar-White ency between colleagues What kind of girl do you want to marry?

If your friends and acquaintances were willing to bluntly tell you what they really think of you, would you want them to? -A girl who is educated, family oriented and likes to Why or why not... wear saree. - Yes, I would want to know what they really think of me... LIKE

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veryone likes to be liked and yet many people go through life, or at least part of their lives, feeling as if people do not like them. If you think so too, then, try these 9 ways to make people like you: 1. Don‘t criticize, condemn or complain. 2. Give honest, sincere appreciation. 3. Arouse in the other person an eager want. 4. Become genuinely interested in other people. 5. Smile, don't make faces.

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ne man to another, ―I want to marry a smart woman, a good woman; a woman who‘ll make me happy.‖

―Make up your mind‖

6. Remember that a man‘s name is to him the sweetest and most important sound in any language. 7. Be a good listener, encourage others to talk about them. 8. Talk in terms of the other man‘s interest. 9. Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely. LIKE

“Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire for.”


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ome people work very hard and achieve little while there are others who work moderately and achieve better results. The difference lies in their techniques of studying what they are doing. Persons employing systematic study techniques work smarter than others. You must have faced this many times in your academic as well as professional life. Independent Study Techniques by P. D. Kulkarni—is here to help you out. (CEN-BOOK-123) Independent Study is a self directed pursuit of knowledge of an individual, in independent manner. Motivation, curiosity, a sense of self sufficiency, the ability to think critically and creatively, awareness of the resources and ability to use them– all this develop capability of independent study. The book deals with techniques of information collection, reading skills, note taking, listening skills, skills of storing information, creative thinking etc. It’s worth your time. LIKE

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nce upon a time… a giant ship engine failed. The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine. Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a youngster. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom. Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed! A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars. "What?!" the owners exclaimed. "He hardly did anything!" So they wrote the old man a note saying, "Please send us an itemized bill." The man sent a bill that read:

Tapping with a hammer Knowing where to tap

0002.00 $ 9998.00 $

"Experience is not what happens to a person; it is what a person does with what has happened to him/her."

Family Extensions

Old but new

Story time: Experience counts

Rahul & Supriya got married on 20th February

Vaishali & Gaurav got married on 13th March

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o. This is not for the blood donors. This is for all who are affected by negativity. With frequent ups and downs in life, no one is totally immune to negativity. Negativity can crop up in various forms like sadness, anger, mood swings, depression and avoidance of social contact. Successful and happy people are those who turn negativity into positivity, which manifests in their thinking and actions. Here are some tips for getting rid of negativity : Be determined to achieve your goals in life. It‘s easy to lose focus and slump, when you hit a bump. However, staying

focused on your goals, will not only motivate you to work better towards it but it also leaves no room for negativity. Whenever you feel tense, angry or sad, you need to practice breathing exercises. Taking slow deep breaths helps one calm down, feel better and prevent further intensifying your worries. Exercise daily. Indulging regularly in physical activity stimulates the release of endorphins in the brains. Take up a new hobby, whether it‘s dancing, photography, pottery etc. anything that will boost your creative side.

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”


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―Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.‖

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The Big Leap Director, Gerd von Spiess gets to 2nd place @ the German Amateur championships in NoertenHardenberg

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ustomer: ―Why are the signs in your window so full of spelling and grammatical mistakes?‖

Storekeeper: ―So that people will think I‘m a fool and come in expecting to get the best of me. Since I put up those signs, business has boomed.‖

This newsletter is for internal circulation in CE-N only. Published on behalf of CE-N, India by Santosh Kolhe. Editorial Team: Ritesh, Bhushan, Swapnil, Rahul B., Nidhi, Vaibhav J.

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