Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Taj Mahal


Guest article by Prof Dawn Lovett

The Taj Mahal is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of architecture known to man. It is recognized all around the world as an engineering marvel. Construction began in 1631 but took many years to complete. While most people consider the Taj Mahal to be the white domed building and towers, it actually encompasses a large complex of buildings and gardens that stretches over 55 acres. It is located on the bank of the river Yamuna in the city of Agra, which is about 125 miles south of the capital, New Delhi. Here are some interesting facts about this world marvel:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Good Teaching and Bad Business Writing

Does high school teach us to write in a way that’s counterproductive in the real world? Most high schools teach us to write in a formal, literary style, usually by studying the ‘classics.’

But does this make sense in today’s economy? When you go out and find your first job, what’s the first thing you do?

Change your writing style! You develop a new writing style that goes against many of the rules you were taught in high school.

To develop your (and your kid’s) career, wouldn’t it make sense to learn business writing skills instead of elegant, academic writing styles?

Of course, it’s not the teacher’s fault. They’re following the curriculum. But, if you had a magic wand, what would you change?

Here’s some ideas.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Wastage of Human Resources

The term wastage of human resources is the loss of employees other than by redundancy. Redundancy points out the position of the employee as no longer needed for any available job and therefore liable to dismissal. In an organization, the wastage of human resources is mainly caused by the factors Labor turnover, Idle Time and Absenteeism.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Being Human- Kindness is the Key

Kindness is a virtue for some and those who acquire it live a contented life there after. But our Business Managers and leaders are forgetting the art of munificence be it, termination of employment (where it can be avoided), not giving any leaves, discourteous language, unfriendly behavior, ego, being abusive, and what not, our forum (citehr) keeps receiving such queries…

What do you think is missing amongst other things? Here is what I feel can bring some relief….

“The ideals which have lighted my way and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, and luxury have always seemed to me contemptible” - Albert Einstein

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Monday, October 31, 2011

4 Technologies to Change The World

Right now is such an exciting time to be alive, as science and technology hurtles humanity forward at such incredible rates. Who would’ve thought ten years ago that we’d have one touch access to all the information in the world, on our phones!? At this rate, what are we going to see in another ten years?

With any luck, it’ll be one or more of these four incredible technologies that will very likely change the world.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Engineering and Management

A job oriented job was possible if you attained an engineering qualification some 4 decades ago. Engineering is in various types of fields such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Mining, Aeronautical, Environment and perhaps few other fields. Engineering course is a four year course including computer subjects.

Only an engineering qualification now is not enough and you have to additionally do an MBA to build a career. The Engineering and manufacturing sector will take a worldwide stage and will be very prominent in the world.  Experts say with management qualification career choices will open up for job aspirants and that they will have a range of choices to excel.

This situation persists, thanks to high job satisfaction ratings due to the profession’s financial security and highly creative, intellectual environment; not to forget the rewards of being able to benefit society through scientific and technological discovery.

The engineering industry has always had a requirement for high quality talent. Firstly it did not appear as if it was booming because other sectors were recruiting in larger numbers. Today, the scenario has changed. Therefore, in comparison, it seems as if there is a boom in the engineering industry. Secondly, there was large scale migration of talent from engineering industry to other industries, notably IT. This necessitated recruitment of replacement in fairly substantial numbers.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Quality of Work Life (QWL)

The term Quality of Work Life (QWL) aims at changing the entire organizational climate by humanizing work, individualizing organizations and changing the structural and managerial systems. It takes into consideration the socio-psychological needs of the employees. It seeks to create such a culture of work commitment in the organizations which will ensure higher productivity and greater job satisfaction for the employees.

Quality of work life refers to the favorableness or unfavorableness of the job environment of an organization for its employees. It is generic term which covers a person’s feelings about every dimension of his work e.g. economic incentives and rewards, job security, working conditions, organizational and interpersonal relationships etc. The term QWL has different meanings for different people. A few important definitions of QWL are as follows:

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Completing the square

I have been thinking of posting some of my Mathematics and Physics lessons on this blog. These are lessons that, I have been using since 1997 during my private tutoring hours, improving over time, mostly for students studying for London General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level [London GCE O’ Level] and Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education, Ordinary Level [CIE IGCSE O’ Level]. As the very first Mathematics tutorial on this blog, today I am going to show how quadratic equations can be solved by employing completing the square method.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Need a good internet connection monitor?

Well, here is just the right tool for monitoring all data in and out of your PC through the internet connection. Best thing about it is that it is open source and all free without any adware or sharewares coming bundled with.

So what is it? It is called BitMeter 2. Some of the features I found very useful are that, it can visually show all data in and out live, as well as historical data based on time, be it hourly or daily and it can be set to alert you when, a certain usage limit is reached. Depending on the service your ISP is providing, you might have a usage limit per month. So, it is a good thing to know exactly when your data usage [total downloads/uploads] limit is going to reach before the month ends and how much data usage is remaining in a very convenient way.

Friday, September 2, 2011

BitTorrent TV

The world’s first Digital TV with ‘BitTorrent inside’ will be presented to the public today at the IFA trade show for consumer electronics in Berlin. The TV is manufactured by Vestel and uses technology from BitTorrent Inc. that allows consumers to find, download and play their favorite digital media directly on their television. Read more at TorrentFreak.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

An interesting method of multiplication

In this article I will try to show an interesting way to multiply two numbers. This method is called the Russian Peasant Multiplication, also known as Russian Multiplication.  Multiplication of two numbers as, most of us would normally know of is pretty simple and straightforward.

The normal or most commonly used method [without using a calculator, of course] may best be demonstrated with the help of an example.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Free world class education in AI

Stanford, a world class education provider is offering a free online course in Artificial Intelligence, open to everyone worldwide. For further details and joining please visit here.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Battle for freedom of information continues

There is no doubt about the level of freedom humankind has reached in terms of accessibility of information. The dramatic change occurred to the way knowledge is acquired, by the birth of the internet and evolution of related technologies through continuous refinement and improvement, has made it possible for almost anyone to gain access to information with relative ease. Most sources of academic materials, or so called academic databases are not free. Perhaps, these databases can be made available for free too. One might wonder in such a situation, whether academia has to be made completely free for everyone universally.

Information, can be categorized into meaningless, misleading, bad, useless, good, authentic, quality etc. The information available for free can be good or bad depending on the motive and intention of the publisher or source. Academic journals, articles, books and the like are deemed authentic good quality sources of knowledge as, they are written to serve a specific purpose. That is, to pass on the knowledge to the seekers. Access to these materials have always been restricted to the seekers’ eyes only.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The greatest challenge

The greatest challenge of all is fighting against your inner self and keeping in control of your very own self. If you can win that, you are destined to succeed in your life. If not you will see yourself trying to fight and control others without any effect but with dire consequences.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Microsoft Mathematics 4.0

Microsoft Mathematics provides a set of mathematical tools that help students get school work done quickly and easily. With Microsoft Mathematics, students can learn to solve equations step-by-step while gaining a better understanding of fundamental concepts in pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and calculus.

Microsoft Mathematics includes a full-featured graphing calculator that’s designed to work just like a handheld calculator. Additional math tools help you evaluate triangles, convert from one system of units to another, and solve systems of equations.

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