Thursday, October 30, 2008

What Do You Call This .............. Luck ?


This photo taken at Kandivili station Mumbai shows a man who slipped and fell in the gap between the train and platform .


On the advice of a bystander this person laid still as 8 bogies of the train passed over him just inches away from his head . The man was unhurt after the incident .


What do you call this ?

Pure Luck ?

Timely smartness of the bystander ?


The bystander is some angle just present at the scene to save the person's life ?


via time2know

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Suzuki GS150R

Suzuki launched a 150cc bike on 23rd October called GS150R .Here is the press release about the latest bike from the official website .


23rd October , 2008

Suzuki Launches all-new GS150R

Suzuki Launches all-new GS150R
~ Enters 150cc Bike Market Segment ~

New Delhi, October 23, 2008: Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, announced the launch of its all-new GS150R for the Indian market today in Delhi. This also marks the motorcycle major’s arrival in the country’s 150cc market segment. The dynamic GS150R will be offered in four electric colours – blue, orange, grey and black.
Giving cutting-edge technology a new name, the latest bike from Suzuki stable would ensure a smooth, comfortable riding experience to the rider. GS150R’s engine has been specially designed to fulfill conflicting demands of acceleration and fuel efficiency – the most significant aspect in city riding.
Launching the charismatic bike Mr. Atul Gupta, Vice President (Sales and Marketing) said, “Riding on the burgeoning biking segment in India, we, at Suzuki, are all geared up to spice up the competition with our impulsive GS150R. Packed with the perfect combination of terrific power and stunning looks, GS150R will be synonymous with authority on the Indian roads.”
“Suzuki has maintained a leading image by leveraging high-quality Japanese technology with its thorough understanding of the local automotive market. We are confident that GS150R will fascinate bikers across India with its agility, comfort and affordable price. This will further provide impetus to our aim to capitalize on the emerging opportunities in the Indian motorcycle industry,” added Mr. Gupta.
Armed with world’s first eco-mode-equipped engine rpm indicator, the new bike has a unique GSX-R-derived engine rpm indicator lights that provide indication to the rider about the optimum up-shift timing. Moreover, sporty style headlight, with built-in positioning light inspired from Suzuki international super bike, GSX-R, gives GS150R a very distinct and muscular look. The bike also boasts of a super sleek, streamlined aerodynamic shaped LED Tail Lamp and Integrated Rear Turn Signals based on GSX-R styling, which takes the style quotient to the next level.
In addition, the bike has a Majestic Fuel Tank bringing high user satisfaction with the impression of being ‘stronger’. The shock absorber has a separate oil reservoir, which facilitates oil cooling effectively, thereby, ensuring growth in its performance. Its Engine Balancer Technology, equipped with ‘balancer driven gear fitted with a rubber damper’, further delivers a more comfortable riding experience to the bike enthusiasts.
“Launch of GS150R is a part of our effort to constantly provide the Indian market with high quality products and services. Renowned for its safety features and durability, Suzuki has maintained its competitiveness across all market segments. Suzuki aims to be very active in the coming year and this launch is a step in the same direction,” concluded Mr. Katsumi Takata, Joint Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Diwali

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Hero Honda's Diwali Launches

Hero Honda India's largest bike manufacturer has launched four new motorcycle and scooter variants to cash in on the diwali festive season.

First among the new releases is the ' Passion Pro Power Start ' which is the self start version of the popular 100cc segment bike Passion.' Passion Pro Power Start' is priced at Rs 44,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Secondly , the new Splendour NXG which got some graphics change and a self-start but the price remains unchanged at Rs 41,990 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Thirdly , the new CBZ Xtereme which is all set to get a new engine. The ATFT technology which is already present in HH Hunk will be seen in the new CBZ Xtereme there will also be some graphics change .

Lastly, there is also a slightly changed gearless scooter HH Pleasure which is set to be sold at Rs 36,950 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Economic Crisis and the Environment

This article in look at the effects of the present economic crises on the environment.


The good news is that economic hard times will cause people to drive less, fly less, and otherwise consume less energy, thus lowering expectations for greenhouse-gas emissions. According to the most recent projections from the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, global oil demand in 2008 will be 240,000 barrels per day less than in its earlier predictions, and 440,000 barrels per day less than in its predictions for 2009. Many experts believe, moreover, that demand will drop even further in the weeks and months ahead as the economic crisis deepens and consumers around the world cut back on their travel and energy use — and the less oil consumed, the less CO2 emitted.


But there is a downside to all this as well. Most serious is the risk that venture capitalists will refrain from pouring big bucks into innovative energy projects. At an energy forum organized by professional services firm Ernst & Young on October 9, experts warned of a sharp drop-off in alternative energy funding. "The concept of alternative energy has a lot of momentum," says Dan Pickering, head of research for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities in Houston. "But lower oil prices make it harder to justify investment. At $50 a barrel, a lot of that investment will die."

Friday, October 17, 2008

Real Funny Incident

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This short little story about optimism is a must read.


Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say.

When someone would ask him how he was doing, would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"

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If an employee was having a bad day, Michael was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Michael and asked him, "I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"

Michael replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today.

You can choose to be in a good mood or .. you can choose to be in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood.

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life, choose the positive side of life.

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested. "Yes, it is," Michael said. "Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice.

You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood.

The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life."

I reflected on what Michael said. Soon thereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that Michael was involved in a
serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.

After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of! intensive care, Michael was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.

I saw Michael about six months after the accident. When I asked him how he was, he replied. "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Wanna see my scars?"

I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

"The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon to be born daughter," Michael replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or... I could choose to die. I chose to live."

"Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked.

Michael continued, "...the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read "he's a dead man. I knew I needed to take action."

"What did you do?" I asked.

"Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me," said Michael. "She asked if I was allergic to anything.

"Yes, I replied." The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my
> reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, "Gravity."

Over their laughter, I told them, "I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."

Michael lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude. I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.

Attitude, after all, is everything.

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Enjoy each day, each breath and mostly---each and every friend

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Trip to Andamans-I

Few pics taken at the breath taking beaches of Andamans .I tried my best with my limited photography skills to capture the exotic beaches of Andamans .




The beautiful mangroves.






One of the very few places in India were you will find a clear water beach



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Path just as beautiful as destination

The path that leads to the beautiful beach in the above picture.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I'm back

I am back after a long layoff (last post was on 28th august), and if you are wondering what kept me out of blogging for so long , the reason is too many things happening in my life .Firstly there this fest which happened at our college and guess what i was part of the organizing committee .And secondly i went on a trip to Andamans with my family.hopefully i will be writing more frequently from now on.

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