Sashin Shah, President (JAY-HO) Sashin Deepak Shah from is a native of Kutch, Gujarat currently residing at Matunga, Mumbai. Sashin is a post graduate in Event Management and is an Event Management professional since 2004. Married to Prerana Shah also a native of Kutch, Gujarat, and has a 4 years old daughter. Currently Sashin owns a wedding Planning Company called Vivaah Planners and an Event Management Company named The E-Factory. The idea behind JAY-HO is to unite Jain Youth and create a platform for their talents and present to it to the world. UTH-N-YNG was generated as an idea for all the Jain Youth to be aware about not only about Jainism & Jain Current Happenings but also to get an overview of what is happening around the world. With sections like Technology, Food & Lifestyle, Travel, Finance & Tutorials UTH-NYNG will be a one-stop-shop for all the info required for the youth. A.T.M (Artistic Talent Management) was specially designed by Sashin as he is from the field of Event Management and gets many chances to present new talent to the world may it be for Singing, Dancing, Acting, Art & Crafts or Speech. “My idea is to get the Jain community to such a level where every ones knows a Shah, Gala, Mehta or Jain as much as they know any Kapoor, Khan, Chopra or Kumar” says Sashin Shah. “Hope we are able to fulfill our dreams for a better future”
Bhavik Veera, President (JAY-HO) Bhavik Vinod Veera, a choreographer by passion has done MBA in Marketing and owns a dance company named Spunk Dance Company. Bhavik is a native of Kutch, Gujarat and is currently residing in Panvel, Navi Mumbai. Being passionate about dance, Bhavik likes to bring creativity and emotions through his dances. His idea behind JAY-HO is to unite Jain Youth and give platform to the hidden talents of Jain Youth and take them to the higher level. As he always says, “STAY TUNED.STAY UNITED” UTH-N-YNG magazine is created especially for all Jain Youth not only giving information of what’s happening around but also giving them opportunity to express their views and ideas and helping them to create better future. A.T.M – Bhavik says, it is an initiative taken by his friend and colleague Sashin Shah and he liked the idea behind it. As a choreographer, he too likes to present new talent from dance field. He says, “Anyone can become Michael Jackson or Shah Rukh Khan or Ranbir Kapoor or Katrina Kaif, but end of the day it’s only you who carries your own personality”.
RISHABHDEV BHAGAVAN, THE FIRST TIRTHANKAR "He was the first king of this age and also the first ascetic. Who also was the first ford-maker (Tirthankar), my salutations to hat Rishabh Swami." -Acharya Hem Chandra According to the Jain measurement of cosmic time one cycle of time has two divisions. These two divisions, ascending time-cycle there is a gradual improvement in physical and mental conditions, including physical strength, health, happiness and simplicity, of beings as well as climatic and life supporting conditions. During the descending time-cycle there is a gradual deterioration in these conditions. The Age of the Twins During the first three Aras of the current descending cycle man was completely dependent on nature for all his needs. The wish-fulfilling trees provided all that he needed. Man was simple, peaceful and contented in attitude. The environment was absolutely unpolluted. Water was tasteful, cold, and sweet. Even the sand was sweet as sugar. The air was healthy and exhilarating. The grains and fruits were nutritious and filing. A simple meal of little quantity of fruit and water lasted for days. Filled stomach and satisfied desires acted as antidote to irritation and reduced disputes and other sinful activities. The whole animal kingdom lived in harmony with the nature. With the passage of time gradual changes occurred and around the end of the third Ara the yield from the Kalpa-vrikshas reduced. The alround deterioration in conditions spelled the beginning of quarrels and disputes. To guard against these disputes and to live in peace and harmony, man formed groups and the Kulkar system was evolved. A number of people collected to form a ‘Kula’ (family) and the head of the group was called ‘Kulkar’. It was the duty of the ‘Kulkar’ to remove discord and establish order. Nabhiraja was the seventh and the last in the line of Kulkars. His wife was Marudeva. This epoch of Kulkar system was known as the epoch of twins (Yugalia). A human couple used to give birth to a twin- one male and one female. This twin would become husband and wife on reaching
adulthood. The twins used to lead a happy and contented life and died a natural death together. To consume what was available was the way of life. As such this period was also known as BhogBhumi-Kaal or the era of free consumption. Upto the time of Kulkar Nabhiraja man lived in this land of abundance. Birth of Rishabhdev It was during the last part of the third Ara of the current descending cycle of time that the great and pious soul that was to become Rishabhdev descended into the womb of Marudeva on the fourth day of the dark half of the month of Ashadh during the night. In the ancient Jain scriptures it is mentioned that during many previous births, the soul that was to be Rishabhdev had done prolonged spiritual practices. As a result of high degree of purity of thoughts and attitude as well as penance, meditation, charity and benevolent deeds it had earned highly pious Karmas. In his incarnation as Dhanna, the caravan leader, he had offered alms and services to ascetics and others. As doctor Jivanand he had taken ample care of ailing masses as well as ascetics. As king Vajranabh he had supported poor and desolate masses. After many years of public services to ascetics and others. As doctor Jivanand he had taken ample care of ailing masses as well as ascetics. As king Vajranabh he had supported poor and desolate masses. After many years of public service Vajranabh renounced the world and became an ascetic. As a result of unprecedented spiritual practices, including religious studies, penance, tolerance, and meditation, he earned Tirthankar-nam-and-gotra-karma. These pious deeds of earlier births resulted in his taking birth as Rishabhdev. When this pious soul was conceived, mother Marudeva dreamt of fourteen auspicious things. The first thing she saw in her dream was that a beautiful and large white bull was entering her mouth. The other things she saw in her dream are as follows: 2. A giant elephant having four tusks, 3. A lion,
4. Goddess Laxmi seated on a lotus, 5. A garland of flowers, 6. The full moon resplendent in the sky, 7. The scintillating sun, 8. A fluttering flag, 9. A golden urn, 10. A pond full of lotus flowers, 11. A sea of milk,
After the salutations the mother was put to sleep. Saudharmendra created five look alike bodies of himself. With one body he carefully lifted the baby in his hands. With the second body he took an umbrella in his hands and stationed the body behind the baby. With the third and fourth bodies he took whisks and stationed these bodies on both sides of the baby. With the fifth body he lifted his divine weapon, Vajra, and stationed himself ahead of the baby as a body guard. In this formation the king of gods airlifted the baby to Meru mountain. There, all gods, including their 64 kings with their consorts, ceremoniously performed the post-birth anointing rituals. This ceremony, popularly known as Janma-kalyanak, of a Tirthankar, is unparalleled in this world.
12. A space vehicle of gods, Giving the Name 13. A heap of gems, 14. Smokeless fire, Nabhiraja was an experienced and scholarly person. When he heard about these dreams from Maudeva, he said, "Devi! You will give birth to a highly endowed soul who will show the path of peace and happiness to this world"
Next morning Nabhiraja organized the birth celebrations. He invited his friends and relatives to a feast and announced, "As there is a sign of a bull on the thigh of the new born, and Marudeva first of all saw a bull in her great dreams, we name this child as ‘Rishabh Kumar’." His twin will be known as "Sumangala". The Beginning of the Ikshvaku Clan
Birth Celebrations On the eighth day of the dark half of the month of Chaitra, around midnight, healthy Marudeva gave birth to twins. This pious birth influenced the surroundings. The sky became filled with a soothing glow, the wind became fragrant and the whole atmosphere became impregnated with unprecedented joy that was hard to describe. From all around came the fifty six goddesses of directions. They circumambulated the Tirthankar’s mother and bowed before her. They also sang in praise of the child that was to become Tirthankar and then proceeded to perform postbirth cleaning rituals. At that instant the king of gods of the Saudharm dimension, Saudharmendra Shakra, also came to know that the first Tirthankar has taken birth. He arrived with his large retinue of gods and, bowed before the mother, "O great mother! I, Saudharmendra Shakra, bow before you and offer my salutations."
When Rishabh Kumar was one year old, Saudharmendra came to Kulkar Nabhi for formalizing the family name. He carried a sugarcane in his hand Baby Rishabh was sitting in his fathers lap. When he saw the sugar-cane he eagerly extended his tiny hands to grab it. Saudharmendra gave the sugar-cane to the baby and seeing his affinity for sugar-cane (Ikshu) he formally named the family as Ikshvaku. Marriage Rishabh Kumar was married to a girl named Sunanda whose twin died in an accident. This was the beginning of the marriage system. He was also married to his twin Sumangala in a ceremony that was arranged by the gods. Prince Rishabh led a happy married life. In due course Sumangala gave birth to Bharat, Brahmi and ninety eight other sons. Sunanda gave birth to Bahubali and Sundari. ….Continued in Next Issue….
but in training candidates to think like future musicians. Teachers need to connect with children before they can teach them. The focus has to be on imparting music with an open approach and not be tied down with pseudo-traditionalistic
CAREER AS A MUSIC EDUCATOR A focus on reading and maths has led to the exit of music education. What are the benefits of music education that children stand to lose out because of increased academics? rituals.
Most importantly, music has no boundaries and need to be explored in that manner; that we embrace it beyond religion and words. We have to accept new philosophies; and in our academy we explore various pedagogical approaches - right from Suzuki’s method to Kodály Solfege Hand Signs. We also teach children to explore the sense of self-discovery and flip learning methods to teach music. For most families, the decision to focus on academic education somewhere promises a job and a steady income. In fact, there is a distinct absence of art in schools and not just music. My research is tied to the economic waxing and waning of a country; and similar to what John Adams (US President) had to say. He said: “Our forefathers had to wage wars and be politicians for their sons and daughters to study math, science and engineering to build a country so that their sons and daughters have the luxury to take to art and music”. Music and art took a back seat as our country went into a state of economic stress. But we are now seeing a change in this attitude as students are pursuing what they desire. Studying the arts, and particularly music, builds strong and secure individuals. At our academy we focus not only on the performance, but take a more holistic and diverse approach to teaching music. In Japan there is a huge focus on art and culture in schools and university. How come the Indian educational system is leaving out the best parts? It is coming back, I assure you! The challenge now is not just in imparting musical education
There is a famous quote: “Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think it’s essential to being human.” At what point in the culturally rich India did music education become a privilege?
Music was always a privilege to a select few in India, unless one took upon himself or herself to learn. In our age-old gurukul system, the demand of intent, inclination and rigorous practice was placed on the student to comply - before a Guru would accept the Shishya. The Guru did not evolve pedagogical practices to make it simpler for the Shishya. The onus of learning was on the student. So, the privilege went to the few who were willing to earn it.
The benefits of music go beyond becoming a professional musician – it forms new patterns of thinking. As is the case in every field, there will be only a few who’ll excel either as physicists, artists, dancers or anthropologists. It is the same with Music. This does not mean that children should not be taught or made aware of music. Music education needs emphasis just like math or science or history is taught, regardless of the profession they may pursue later. In the book Tottochan the principal Mr Kobayashi uses Eurythmics method of teaching music of Jaques-Dalcroze. Are you aware of Eurythmics?
We do use a lot of movements and dance and body expressions in our curriculum. Steiner methods such as Eurythmics are very natural and they have a sense of connecting with children, especially at a very early age. We do not limit ourselves to one method, as we believe that children who are kinaesthetically inclined need to learn even visual or auditory methods. We are experimenting and exploring the use of many of these pedagogy philosophies including Kodalay, Suzuki, Orff, Gardner, Dalcroze Eurythmics and our ageold repetitive ear training, listening and practice with rigor. We believe that each child learns the same concept in their own unique ways and mixing pedagogy philosophies is the best way to diversify teaching and hence learning. Would you call yourself a music educator? Yes. I’m of the firm belief that music can play
a huge role in securing inner harmony and birthing truthful individuals. We started the academy as an experiment to allow free expression of ideas. When we see their eye light up with laughter and music, it confirms our beliefs. In fact, music is inborn in every human - if you can breathe then you have ‘sur’ (tune) and if you have a heart beat then you have ‘taal’ (rhythm). Music education is all about how you can control your breath to produce good sounds and tie the sounds to any specific beat. It really then comes down to intent, inclination and practice. Music exists in every culture. There is rhythm is nature. Even parents all over the world sing to their babies. In this scenario, shouldn’t singing and playing musical instruments come to us naturally? Yes, music comes naturally to us. So can a lot of other things – the ability to simply see and mimic a scene for example. Does that mean all of us can paint the scene exactly in the same way? This is where intent, inclination and rigor start shaping the ability (any ability including music). However, when we start to pigeonhole music and define people’s ability to entertain other people as ‘good music’, that is where it becomes one-dimensional and we start to question if music comes naturally to everybody. We need people to listen to good music and gain as much joy from listening to it as much as the performer gains joy by providing music. Here is where learning music from an early age becomes essential. Do not underestimate the power of music. Music enfolds us in the heart of peace.
VELAS A BEAUTY OF MAHARASHTRA
The Konkan Turtle Festival is organized by the Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM) at the tiny village of Velas. The village is located on the picturesque Ratnagiri coast of Maharashtra. The Konkan Turtle Festival is part of the conservation program aimed at protecting the endangered Olive Ridley turtles. The festival is normally spread over a 14-day period in the month of March. During this time, activists of the organization as well as tourists and locals release thousands of freshly hatched Olive Ridley Turtles into the sea.
Traditions Over the years, the festival has spread from Velas to 30 other villages. As soon as the female Olive Ridley turtle lays its eggs, activists of the SNM take away the eggs and keep them protected in a special nesting site. This site protects the eggs from natureâ€™s predators as well as predatory human beings. Once the eggs are hatched, the baby turtles are taken to the shoreline â€“ and soon the baby turtles flip their way into the sea waters and swim away. Tourist Essential The festival is a must-visit for environment lovers. In addition, there are other places to see and visit in this area. This includes some spectacular scenery as well as a famous Mahalaxmi temple. Accommodation is pretty basic and visitors are put up by the villagers in the homes. The food served is predominantly vegetarian. The festival is a great way to experience the way of life in Indian villages. Logistics Comfortable lodging and boarding accommodations are available with the Kasav Mitra Mandal, Velas with the charges of Rs. 320/per person per day. This accommodation consists of a simple, homely dormitory style (no separate rooms), Carpets (sataranjis) will be provided in the event at shortage of mattresses. What type of food is available? Simple, home-cooked Maharashtrian style vegetarian food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and tea (thrice a day) is available at Velas
Velas is a small village and there are no hotels or resorts. But decent home-stay arrangements are provided. Mr. Milind Nijsure (02350-220629) has only one simple, separate room (Rs. 400/- per person per day.) Mr. Omkar Upadhye has three special separate rooms with attached toilets and modern facilities (Rs. 500/- per room per day: excluding food). He also provides dormitory-style lodging at Rs. 345/- per person per day. Mumbai - Velas
Mumbai - Velas
ADVANTAGES OF ORGANIC FOOD 1. In study after study, research from independent organizations consistently shows organic food is higher in nutrients than traditional foods. Research shows that organic produce is higher in vitamin C, antioxidants, and the minerals calcium, iron, chromium, and magnesium. 2. They’re free of neurotoxins–toxins that are damaging to brain and nerve cells. A commonlyused class of pesticides called organophosphates was originally developed as a toxic nerve agent during World War I. When there was no longer a need for them in warfare, industry adapted them to kill pests on foods. Many pesticides are still considered neurotoxins. 3. They’re supportive of growing children’s brains and bodies. Children’s growing brains and bodies are far more susceptible to toxins than adults. Choosing organic helps feed their bodies without the exposure to pesticides and geneticallymodified organisms, both of which have a relatively short history of use (and therefore safety). 4. They are real food, not pesticide factories. Eighteen percent of all genetically-modified seeds (and therefore foods that grow from them) are engineered to produce their own pesticides. Research shows that these seeds may continue producing pesticides inside your body once you’ve eaten the food grown from them! Foods that are actually pesticide factories…no thanks. 5. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that pesticides pollute the primary drinking source for half the American population. Organic farming is the best solution to the problem. Buying organic helps reduce pollution in our drinking water. 6. Organic food is earth-supportive (when big business keeps their hands out of it). Organic food production has been around for thousands of years and is the sustainable choice for the future. Compare that to modern agricultural practices that are destructive of the environment through widespread use of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers and have resulted in drastic environmental damage in many parts of the world.
7. Organic food choices grown on small-scale organic farms help ensure independent family farmers can create a livelihood. Consider it the domestic version of fair trade. 8. Most organic food simply tastes better than the pesticide-grown counterparts. 9. Organic food is not exposed to gasripening like some non-organic fruits and vegetables (like bananas). 10. Organic farms are safer for farm workers. Research at the Harvard School of Public Health found a 70 percent increase in Parkinson’s disease among people exposed to pesticides. Choosing organic foods means that more people will be able to work on farms without incurring the higher potential health risk of Parkinson’s or other illnesses. 11. Organic food supports wildlife habitats. Even with commonly used amounts of pesticides, wildlife is being harmed by exposure to pesticides. 12. Eating organic may reduce your cancer risk. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 60% of herbicides, 90% of fungicides, and 30 percent of insecticides potentially cancer-causing. It is reasonable to think that the rapidly increasing rates of cancer are at least partly linked to the use of these carcinogenic pesticides. 13. Choosing organic food lessens your exposure to antibiotics, synthetic hormones, and drugs that find their way into the plants and ultimately into you. 14. Organic food is tried and tested. By some estimates genetically-modified food makes up 80% of the average person’s food consumption. Genetic modification of food is still experimental. Avoid being part of this wide scale and uncontrolled experiment. 15. Organic food supports greater biodiversity. Diversity is fundamental to life on this planet. Genetically-modified and non-organic food is focused on high yield monoculture and is destroying biodiversity.
Pomegranate-Citrus Juice Citrus never becomes boring when you mix together juice from a variety of fruits, including grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, and tangelos. Add pomegranate juice for a dose of color, flavor, and antioxidants. •
Ingredients • 2 small grapefruits • 2 juice oranges • 2 tangerines or mineola tangelos • 1/2 lime • 2 pomegranates Directions 1. Use a citrus press or a juicer to juice the grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, and lime. Juice the pomegranates (2/3 cup juice) into a separate bowl. Divid citrus juice among 3 glasses. Top with pomegranate juice, which will settle to the bottom, and serve.
Carrot Apple Juice Carrot juice is surprisingly sweet, and goes well with the tartness of the apples. When buying Granny Smiths, choose firm ones; they will produce a clearer juice. Per serving: 200 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 49 g carbohydrate, 161 mg sodium, 4 g protein Ingredients • 3 or 4 medium carrots • 1 medium Apple Directions 1. Cut large produce into chunks, and remove big seeds or pits. Don't worry about those in fruits like apples and pears -- a juicer will filter them out. To combine several fruits and vegetables, alternate between soft pieces and hard ones. Finish with the latter to push through anything that's stuck.
Pineapple Papaya Juice This pineapple-papaya juice is a wonderfully healthy -and delicious -- drink, perfect for starting your day.
Ingredients • 5 sprigs fresh mint • 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into pieces 1 medium papaya, peeled and seeded
Directions 1. Press all ingredients through a juice extractor into a measuring cup. Stir to combine before serving.
Beet Apple Mint Juice Detox Cred: Antioxidant superstars, red beets contain betalains, compounds that fight inflammation and support your detox by neutralizing toxins and making them water soluble and easily flushed from the body. In one study, beet fiber increased the production of detoxifying enzymes in the liver. Ingredients • 1 small beet, chopped • 5 carrots, chopped • 1 apple, cored and chopped • 1/4 cup fresh mint sprigs Directions 1. Press beet, carrots, apple, and mint sprigs through a juice extractor. Stir and serve immediately.
WAR OF OFFICE PRINTERS Buying a printer for the office is no easy task, just ask any office administration. Opting for a cheap printer is never a good idea since you’ll be paying heavily in the long run through frequent cartridge and toner replacements. Office printers are specifically designed for high volume printing, which is what happens typically in an office. Laser printers are the best choice for black and white printing as the toner lasts longer and prints are sharp and clear, which is important when printing reports, financial stats, etc. All-in-one printers are also quite handy around the office as they offer multi-purpose functions like scanning, copying, and even fax. Here are DNA Digital’s top printers for business and enterprises. Samsung ML-2525W – Rs10,000 This laser printer from Samsung is a monochrome printer and what it lacks in features, it more than makes up in price and high-quality text and graphics printing. It’s a good upgrade from earlier models and offers higher output, speed and quality. It features wired and wireless printing with Wi-Fi built-in. The printer manages around 23 pages per minute, whether it is text or image heavy Power Point slides. The printer also has a small footprint making it easy to install around the office. Canon ImageClass MF3010 This multi-function printer from Canon is perfectly suited for small and home offices. It features a printer, copier and scanner in a compact form factor. The laser printer manages an impressive 31 pages per minute with very good continuous output with any breaks or pauses, which is commendable. The Canon does well in text printing, but graphics are a bit average. It makes a good buy if you’re on a budget and need a high-volume printer. Brother HL-2270DW - The Brother is a workgroup laser monochrome printer that features wired and wireless connectivity options for medium- to large-sized offices. Like all their
printers, it’s reliable, easy to set up which makes for quick and speedy deployment. It’s not the best with graphics printing, but text appears sharp and clear without any hint of fuzziness or breaks. The printer manages about 19 pages per minute on average which is not too shabby. It also supports 32MB of internal memory so you can send more documents of the printer at a time which speeds up the printing process. HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus All-in-one – Rs20,200 This new Officejet Pro from HP offers professional quality prints for photos and documents as well as a whole bunch of connectivity options to boot. It’s large footprint may be a turn-off for some, but if you have the office space for it, then you’ll appreciate the rich output quality and rapid printing speeds. The inkjet printer also packs in a copier, scanner, and fax capabilities. Features like auto-duplexer, cloud printing and a legalsized scanning are also present. The printer manages around 13 pages per minute which is not bad for an inkjet printer. Epson WorkForce 845 – Rs10,000 Finally, we come to the Epson WorkForce 845 that offer high-print speeds and quality, along with wireless networking features for a very attractive price. Auto-duplexing is also present, along with mobile printing support through Epson’s Connect cloud printing services. You also get a PictBridge compatible USB printing port for direct printing from your camera. This multifunction inkjet printer manages about 12 pages per minute for text printing although graphics and images are a bit slower. It still makes a very good option for home offices and small organisations.
It's inevitable that sooner or later you will need to print something from your computer. It may be photos, school reports, bank statements, concert tickets you've ordered online or office documents. A good printer can make your digital photos sparkle or your school assignments stand out from the pack. There are many models to choose from, and they can range in price from $60 to well over $1000, depending on the features and the technology. Choosing the right printer for your needs and workflow is an important process. For example, if you seldom use a printer, then it's not worth getting a printer that will give you the best quality and fastest performance â€“ you could choose a budget model that is perfect for occasional print jobs.
JARGON BUSTER CMYK: these letters stand for cyan, magenta, yellow and keystone black. You'll often see printer cartridges described by these terms. These colours combine to produce all the colours that you'll see on your printed pages. Some printers may also use light cyan, light magenta and light yellow to increase the number of colours they can produce. Consumables: this relates mainly to the paper and ink (for inkjet printers) or toner (for laser printers) cartridges that your printer relies on for its day-today operation. DPI: this stands for dots per inch and it's used to describe the printer's resolution. The dpi is an indication of how many dots the printer can print in a one inch area (look for a specification similar to 4800x1200). A higher number means that the printer will be able to print in greater detail. Likewise, dpi is used to indicate the resolution of a scanner in a multifunction printer. Duplex unit: this is a mechanism, mostly found in laser printers, which facilitates double-sided printing. It can either be built-in or offered as an optional extra. Some high-end inkjet printers might also have a duplex unit built-in. Duty cycle: duty cycle is the rating given to a printer to indicate how many prints it can produce in a month (its workload), without breaking down. It is a key specification for laser printers, which are often used in busy office environments. An example of a duty cycle for a $1500 colour laser printer is 100,000 to 200,000 pages. Inkjet printers have much lower duty cycles of only between 1000-5000 pages per month, although some business models have higher ratings.
Monochrome: this term is mainly used for laser printers and it means that the printer can only print in black and white. Multifunction printers: these are printers that also include a scanner, and sometimes a fax/modem. They are also known as all-in-one printers or multifunction devices. PictBridge: This is a port on the front of an inkjet printer (and some laser printers) that allows you to connect your digital camera. By putting your camera in PictBridge mode, you can use the camera's menu system and LCD screen to select the photos that you want to print. This means you won't have to use a PC to transfer your photos, nor remove the memory card from the camera. Printheads and ink cartridges: inkjet printers store their ink in cartridges, which often sit in a print head, although sometimes the ink is transferred to the printhead through tubes, while the ink cartridges reside elsewhere in the printer. The printhead is what places the ink from the ink cartridges onto the paper. It travels swiftly from side to side as the paper rolls underneath it line by line. Printer driver: this is the software that interfaces your printer with your computer. From here you can set the paper size, print quality and number of copies, as well as check on ink levels.
SHOPPING CHECKLIST: PRINTERS Inkjet printer An inkjet is the most convenient printer type for a household as it's small, relatively inexpensive and can print out regular documents as well as photos. Multifunction device Go for a multifunction device if you also want to be able to make photocopies or if you want to scan old photos and documents into your computer. Laser printer Laser printers are ideal for office environments where many pages will be printed every day. Ports and slots Make sure your printer has all the necessary ports and slots that you want to use. For example, look for memory card slots that suit the type of memory card that your camera uses, so you can then simply plug the card into the printer to print off your photos. Individual ink cartridges An inkjet printer with individual ink cartridges for each colour makes sense because you can replenish each colour as it runs out. With a tri-colour cartridge, you will have to replace the whole thing when the cyan colour runs out, for example, even if there is still some yellow and magenta available.
ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF NET BANKING
country to country. To know about the services which your bank is offering, always go through the welcome kit that you get at the time of opening the account. You also get your password for internet banking which you are supposed to keep with great care for security reasons. The common internet banking services offered by banks are: Transactional activities like funds transfer, bill pay, loan applications and transactions. Non-transactional activities like request for cheque book, stop payment, online statements, updating your contact information.
Internet Banking refers to the banking services provided by the banks over the internet. Some of these services include paying of bills, funds transfer, viewing account statement, etc. Banks also deliver their latest products and services over the internet. Internet banking is performed through a computer system or similar devices that can connect to the banking site via the internet. Nowadays, you can also use internet banking on your mobile phones using a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. With the ease of availability of cyber cafes in the cities, internet banking has become quite popular. Banking is now no more limited in going and visiting the bank in person for various purposes like depositing and withdrawing money, requesting for account statement, stop a payment, etc. You can do all these tasks and many more using the internet banking services offered by the banks. You can also keep a track of your account transactions and balance all the time. Now getting passbooks updated to know the total account balance is a matter of past.
Advantages of Internet Banking
Internet Banking has several advantages over traditional banking which makes operating a bank account simple and convenient. Internet banking allows you to conduct various transactions using the bank's website and offers several advantages. Some of the advantages of internet banking are: Internet banking account is simple to open and easy to operate. Internet banking is quite convenient as you can easily pay your bills, can transfer funds between accounts, etc. Now you do not have to stand in a queue to pay off your bills; also you do not have to keep receipts of all the bills as you can now easily view your transactions. Internet banking is available all the time, i.e. 24x7. You can perform your tasks from anywhere and at any time; even in night when the bank is closed or on holidays. The only thing you need to have is an internet connection.
Services offered by online banking Internet banking account is easy to open and operate. The services offered by banks over the internet might differ from bank to bank, and from
Internet banking is fast and efficient. Funds get transferred from one account to the other very fast. You can also manage several accounts easily through internet banking.
Through Internet banking, you can keep an eye on your transactions and account balance all the time. This facility also keeps your account safe. This means that by the ease of monitoring your account at anytime, you can get to know about any fraudulent activity or threat to your account before it can pose your account to severe damage. Internet banking is also a great medium for the banks to endorse their products and services. The services include loans, investment options, and many others.
Security of transactions is a big issue. Your account information might gethacked by unauthorized people over the internet. Password security is a must. After getting your net banking password, do change it and memorize it otherwise your account may be misused by someone who gets to know your password inadvertently. You cannot use internet banking, in case, the bankâ€™s server is down.
Disadvantages of internet banking Though there are many advantages of internet banking, but nothing comes without disadvantages and everything has its pros and cons; same is with internet banking. It also has some disadvantages which must be taken care of. The disadvantages of internet banking include the following: Understanding the usage of internet banking might be difficult for a beginner at the first go.
Another issue is that sometimes it becomes difficult to note whether your transaction was successful or not. It may be due to the loss of internet connectivity in between, or due to a slow connection, or the bankâ€™s server is down.
Though there are some sites which offer a demo on how to use internet banking, but all does not offer this facility. So, a person who is new to internet baking might face some difficulty. You cannot have access to internet banking if you donâ€™t have an internet connection; thus without the availability of internet access, internet banking may not be useful. Internet Banking has definitely made the life easy for users by providing online access to various banking services.
ONE MAN MANY FACES – KAMAL HASSAN When we talk about Abraham Lincoln, the following things automatically come to our mind: For the people, by the people, of the people. Likewise, when I hear the word Kamal Hassan, the following words strike me: For the cinema, by the cinema, of the cinema. He needs no introduction. He is one of the icons of Indian Cinema. He can speak English/Tamil on par with a veteran English/Tamil professor. He is a genius not only in cinema but as a person in real life. I am not exaggerating but just telling facts straight from my heart. But, in spite of being such a genius person, Kamal Hassan has always been criticized by certain people. Also he has been treated as a second fiddle in Tamil cinema by the media, by rating Rajnikanth over Kamal Hassan. Well, I am not in for a Kamal Hassan verses Rajnikanth debate. Both are legends in there own ways. Now, coming back to criticism on Kamal, it’s always okay if it is a constructive one. But in the name of criticism, I feel that there are lots of MYTHS about Kamal Hassan and I would like to quote some of the myths and disprove them here. Kamal Hassan is a good film maker, but he doesn’t understand the pulse of audience and his movies aren’t common man’s cup of tea. This is what a certain section of people say about Kamal. Well, if Kamal Hassan doesn’t understand the pulse of our audience, then he would not have been in cinema industry now. He exactly knows how to make a film that would work out in Tamil cinema. Some of his films like Guna, Anbe Sivam, Hey Ram, Kurudhi Punal, Alavandhan etc , which got good reviews from critics , didn’t work out at box office because Kamal Hassan not only tried to entertain the audience with a different script, but also tried to educate them with
a different style of presentation. Some of his films like Nayagan were received by the audience during its release itself, where as a film like Anbe Sivam was received by the majority, some time later after the release. That is the only difference but at the end, all his great works are accepted by audience. To him, Cinema is not just a medium of entertainment, but also a medium that can educate the audience and make them think about the aspects covered in the film. After doing a film like Hey Ram, Kamal did a Tenali that was lapped up by everyone, which includes the common man as well. He has more than one million fans outside the internet world and his films do have all the typical First day First show celebrations during its release, just like how other Mass heroes like Rajni, Vijay and Ajith have. He is a great star in box office and because of his box office power; he is bold enough to make a movie like Vishwaroopam with a budget of more than 100 crores. Some Kamal films are too complicated and cannot be understood by many This is another general criticism on Kamal Hassan. I have received such remarks from people who claim that there all time favorite films are Inception, Memento etc. I really can’t understand how someone can understand a film like Inception very much, but not a movie like Alavandhan or Hey Ram. Is Hey Ram more complicated than Inception? Well, at least to me, it is not. This myth actually shows the hypocrisy of the people who say that Kamal films are so complicated. One need not necessarily understand all the small segments of a Kamal film, but can always understand the overall story/concept of the film and I feel that should be good enough for someone to say that they have understood the film. Kamal films have sexual content and cannot be guaranteed as a family entertainer Again, this is a very hypothetical MYTH about a Kamal film. Yes, some Kamal films had intimate scenes and lip to lip kisses. But such films have been certified by CBFC as A. So the certification clearly states that children below 18 are not allowed to watch such films in theater. But even after that if one complaint that Kamal films have intimate scenes, well, I don’t know what to say. Also, in Indian cinema, in the name of family entertainers/commercial cinema, we see many
masala films with heroines exposing too much in songs. But such films will have a mother/sister sentiment and thus they are treated as family entertainers with U or U/A certificate. So is it okay if our 18 years below people see such songs in theaters with the lead lady exposing too much?
In fact, some time a very glamorous song in U or U/A masala film/family entertainer gives more perverted thoughts to our teenage people than a bed room scene. Well, I agree, some Kamal films have intimate scenes, but they are certified accordingly by the censor board. I also find some people who like films like Dirty picture, Fashion etc stating that the lead lady in those films acted really well, but complaining that a Kamal film has sexual content. Again when it comes to Hollywood, the same group of people, who accuse Kamal for having intimate scene, appreciates a movie like Titanic. This is what I call it as Hypocrisy. Also all Kamal films don’t have intimate scenes. So generalizing Kamal films as films with sexual content is an absolute myth. Kamal Hassan doesn’t have a great command at box office like Rajnikanth This myth has been mainly created by some of the fans of Rajnikanth to just prove a point that Rajni is a Baasha @ box office in Tamil Cinema by a mile when compared to other heroes. As I said earlier, I really don’t want to go for a Rajni verses Kamal debate but I would just like to point out some of the facts about Kamal films @ box office. In 1980’s Kamal is the only actor to give 5 blockbusters in a year, out of which three where Tamil films (Vazhve Mayam, Moondram Pirai, Sagalakala Vallavan).
Kamal also has a great screen presence just like his friend Rajnikanth. He has saved films like Sagalakala Vallavan just by his screen presence and made them blockbusters @ box office. Now if you think that these things happened some 20 years before but now he is not that great, you are wrong. During the release of Dasavatharam, there were many articles stating that the collections were on par with Rajni’s Sivaji. Some articles stated that the collections exceeded Sivaji. A film like Sivaji had a Superstar Rajnikanth, Isai puyal AR Rahman and a director like Shankar. But Dasavatharam had a normal commercial director like KS Ravikumar and a very ordinary music director like Himesh Reshmia/Devi Sri Prasad. But still Kamal Hassan was not only able to generate the box office collections on par with Sivaji but also succeeded in donning 10 getups and making a new story line working out wonders in Tamil Cinema. It also had concepts like Chaos theory which again means that he has also given some thing for the audience to educate, apart from the film being a roller coaster entertainer. Now with Vishwaroopam in Auro 3D technology, Kamal Hassan can make it on par with or even better than Enthiran, which would be really great for Tamil Cinema. These are some of the general MYTHS prevailing about Kamal Hassan. As I have mentioned, these are just MYTHS and not real. Apart from these there are many Myths about Kamal’s personal and off the field career. But I feel that it’s not worth enough to talk about those things as they are created by people who are not able to digest the success and reach of Kamal and thus try to defame him in whatever way they want. Such myths are not given too much of importance even by the general public. But the myths mentioned above are commonly pointed out by many. So I thought I can enlighten those people and prove those myths wrong. Hope I have conveyed what I wanted to.
I Wish A Very Good Vishwaroopam. Let’s Hope Entertains And Educates Us Concepts Like Other Kamal Also Does Well At Box Office.
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REVIEW OF VISHWAROOP Terrorism is no longer confined to a particular province, district or state. It's a worldwide concern, affecting every nation in some way or the other. Kamal Haasan's VISHWAROOP, therefore, is pertinent. This time around, the legendary actor helms a genre that's very Hollywoodish and -- here's good news -- he pulls it off quite well. Attempting a nail-biting thriller can be tough. Scores of films have traversed the path in the past. However, Kamal Haasan shuns the tried and tested, humdrum stuff and comes up with a fare that prides itself of mesmerizing action, stunts and combat scenes and marries form [technique] and content [drama] to the delight of the spectators. The film is not without its share of hiccups -- it's way too lengthy and the second half is sketchy -but the effort is laudable, nonetheless. America, 2012. A marriage of convenience. Vishwanath alias Wiz [Kamal Haasan], a Kathak exponent, and Nirupama [Pooja Kumar] get married. All is fine till Nirupama aspires for more and wants to opt out of the arranged marriage. She cannot cite any specific reason to leave Wiz as there is nothing much to complain about him. Every male, according to Nirupama, must have a flaw. So she decides to find out something about him to feel better about her decision to part. She hires a detective to rake up something on him. Wires get cross-connected and all hell breaks loose. VISHWAROOP starts off with gusto and Kamal Haasan ensures there's hardly any dull moment in the first hour. The transformation from a graceful dance teacher to an agent as well as the back story involving the jihadis are proficiently amalgamated in the screenplay and executed by the storyteller, with the swift pacing and brisk unfolding of events/episodes acting as a cherry on the cake. The combat scenes, in fact, are the mainstay of the enterprise, with Kamal Haasan going all out -- as an actor as well as the director - to make it appear real on the big screen.
But the post-interval portions lose focus. The writing isn't persuasive in this hour, especially towards the middle of the second hour and even otherwise, the narrative seems prolonged towards the concluding stages [it's an open end, with Kamal Haasan declaring his ambitious plans for a sequel]. Besides, the resolution could've been far more dramatic and convincing. It isn't! Hollywood often illustrates the jihadis in a typical style and Kamal Haasan uses this template in VISHWAROOP as well. The ill-advised Afghanis and their cry for war against America seem straight out of a western flick. These sequences, coupled with the action stuff, keep you thoroughly involved. Like I pointed out earlier, the execution of several action/combat scenes is exemplary. There's no scope for the usual song and dance routine here, but the background score works well. Kamal Haasan has portrayed a wide variety of characters in his illustrious career and when you look back on his body of work, this act in VISHWAROOP is sure merit a spot amongst his finest works. He is incredible in the dance sequence at the very commencement of the film and changes colors like a chameleon as he takes to the death-defying stunts with passion. It won't be erroneous to state that Kamal Haasan's towering performance is one of the prime reasons why VISHWAROOP stands tall. The film has an array of talented actors and each of them enact their parts with graceful ease. Rahul Bose is in top form. Why don't we see this talented actor in more movies? Jaideep Ahlawat is an amazing talent and I am very sure, we will hear more of him in the future. Shekhar Kapur returns to the big screen in a charming cameo. Nasser gets into the skin of the character with gusto. Both Pooja Kumar and Andrea Jeremiah are adequate. On the whole, VISHWAROOP is a Kamal Haasan show all the way. It has an interesting premise, superb combat scenes and Kamal Haasan's bravura act as its three aces. But a stretched second hour and far from dramatic finale dilute the impact. Yet, all said and done, those with an appetite for well-made thrillers might relish this effort!
engaged to be married to his best friend Peter. All three Davids are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.
Bejoy Nambiar picks unconventional options. In SHAITAN, his directorial debut, he chose relative newcomers [with the sole exception of Rajeev Khandelwal] to relate the story of well-heeled kids, belonging to the upper crust, who get implicated in a botched crime and how it pushes them to commit several lawbreaking acts. In DAVID, Bejoy's second outing, he introduces us to three Davids. Dwelling in three different places. In three different eras. But the characters aren't linked to each other, though these characters do connect towards the film's resolution. Given the genre of the film, one would expect DAVID to hurl a lot of shockers at you. Sadly, it doesn't. Sure, the tone of the sequences alters constantly, from passion to angst to apprehension to conflict to retribution to vindication, but the film fails to involve you completely. What comes across on screen is inconsistent. What you eventually carry home is the technique Bejoy adopts to narrate the three stories. But the gorgeous visuals and a couple of enthralling moments aren't enough. A film ought to score as a complete package. That's where DAVID falters! The story revolves around the lives of three Davids in three different parts of the world in three different eras… * 1975 London: David [Neil Nitin Mukesh] works for Iqbal Ghani, a dreaded Mafia don. He is a protégé who is poised to take over the empire until a revelation changes the course of his future. * 1999 Mumbai: David [Vinay Virmani] is a musician born into a family of devout Christians. He is a happygo-lucky teenager who loses all semblance of his peaceful existence when his family gets dragged into a political issue. * 2010 Goa: David [Vikram] is a fisherman who falls in love with Roma [Isha Sharwani]. The only hitch is that she is
I am certain, DAVID would've come across as a remarkable script on paper. But, like most films, it doesn't transcend from an entrancing script into a dazzling motion picture. Bejoy has great vision, no doubt, but the concept loses sheen because there's no connect between the stories. The three tracks go back and forth all through the narrative, which cuts short the drama at several junctures. Besides, the lethargic pacing mars the impact too. DAVID appeals in bits and spurts, although the film begins on a promising note. The track involving Neil Nitin Mukesh is the best of the lot, followed by the one featuring Vinay Virmani. Again, not all episodes in these two stories are attention grabbing. The third one, featuring Vikram, just doesn't work. It has the potential, but the writer/s don't tap the potential to the optimum. As a matter of fact, boredom and dullness seep into the movie at regular junctures, which is not a positive sign when you're watching a thriller. Even the finale is not as compelling. DAVID scores high in its technical department. Be it the luminous cinematography or exhilarating sound design or refreshingly different background score, the outcome is top-quality. The DoP comes up with spectacular frames and also captures the intensity that the characters radiate with dexterity. As for the soundtrack, barring 'Damadam Mast Kalander', there's not much to marvel in this enterprise. The cast is incredibly proficient, with most actors submitting himself/herself to Bejoy's vision. Neil Nitin Mukesh is going to stun a lot of people in this film. He is top notch here, essaying his part with flawlessness. His body language is super. Vikram is a great talent and though his story isn't captivating, his performance is. Vinay is natural to the core and takes rapid strides with this film. Tabu is admirable, as always. Monica Dogra is striking and the rebellion in her character stays with you. Isha Sharvani is photogenic, but doesn't get much scope to act. Lara Dutta appears in an insignificant cameo. Akarsh Khurana is firstrate. Rohini Hattangadi, Nasser, Milind Soman, Neil Bhoopalam, Nishan Nanaiah, Ajinkya Deo, Satish Kaushik, Prahlad Kakkar and Sheetal Menon -- each of them are skilful in their respective roles. On the whole, DAVID is more style, less substance. A few moments do stand out, but they are few and far between. Coming from the director of SHAITAN, this one's a mega disappointment!
Capricorn - Pay attention to and actively engage in your relationships. Ask favors, give in return or commit to an I.O.U.. Creative activities or enjoying the arts are worthwhile endeavors. Beautifying yourself or your environment is rewarded. You go from strength to strength all week ending in HC 8,9,10.
Cancer - This week can be wonderful if you avoid over indulgence in all things including sour attitudes. Enjoy yourself, laugh much, and interact purposefully with others even while you are plowing through your task list. Out of the mouth of babes comes the most age advice. Varied experience overlaps to build a better way.
Aquarius - Keep a clear head and a civil tongue. Plan actions thoroughly and then discuss with other people as a reality check. Not the time to sign on the dotted line or order things you haven't tried and tested before. Selfless acts and charity works could be your most successful endeavors now. Compassion is not the same as being a doormat.
Leo - Depleting your natural defenses makes any exposure to disease or accidents more dangerous. Commit to fortifying your body, mind and spirit the rest of this season. You've got center stage now; be rested and prepared before you enter the limelight, workplace or family environment.
Pisces - Closing out a chapter of your life can bring you down or excite you for the future. Mixed emotions are fine as long as you keep a good perspective. Tie up loose ends, give your final presentation or simply leave it better than you found it over the next 5 weeks. Be remembered for the best of yourself. Aries - LLC 1,2,3 rest and eat right. Be alert and optimistic enough to see an opportunity where you can be effective or contribute. You can build momentum and impact like a snowball rolling along. Soon, it is big enough to be the base of a towering structure or a whimsical creation. You won't know until you get started. Taurus - Use extra caution when passageways, conversations or information is fogged. People may simply be ignorant or it may be trickery. LLC 4 ,5,6 rest, eat right and wait to come to conclusions. Later in the week invest time, energy or money into the arts, pleasure or a world opening experience. Gemini - You get by with a little help from your friends and circumstances. A leap of faith may be involved. Practical creativity or the artistic endeavors absolutely play a role. Set appointments before Wed. Your LLC 6,7,8 may cause you to miss a silver lining or overlook the silver cup. Get proper rest and eat right all week.
Virgo - Use the extra energy you have to make the first move to repair, restore or start anew. If you can use group dynamics to bring grace, ease of accomplishment or connectivity so the sum adds to something greater than its parts. Chemistry creates something that needs to be consciously directed to get the most good. Libra - HC 1,2,3 makes a challenge an inspiration to be better than you were. Opportunities are usually given to those who are prepared to receive. Feel blessed. Expect the b est for yourself. Some seeds germinate quickly; others don't sprout for quite a while. Finish tasks begun earlier while waiting for visual proof. Scorpio - HC 4 ,5,6 says Monday should not sing the blues. Instead, tap your toes to an upbeat rhythm of renewal. There is some confusion or trickery that is easily resolved using common sense and plain reasoning. Give others the benefit of the doubt or compassion. Energize all your endeavors with healthy living and attitudes. Sagittarius - The harder you work, the luckier you get. Confidence is most beneficial when it comes from knowing you are prepared or supported. Do what you can to make sure of both conditions. Listen to others to make sure their needs are being addressed. HC 6,7,8 have meetings, make presentations.
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