Showing posts from December, 2007


What does it take to grow up the career?
Is it hardwork, passion to excel, smartness or what else?

From what I have seen, I guess, it is liaison and PR that are going to be the major players in deciding the destiny of different people.

It seems liaison has become an imperative part of the whole society and it cannot run and live without it.

The interesting part is, Is this included in the amount of money supply that happens in the society.

The other day I was havign a discussion with one of my friends, who said that black money to a greater extent is a boon to the economy, because of the increased pace of transactions that take place.

But, why isn't corruption considered in deciding the total volume of the economy. Or is it already taken into consideration? Because GDP is calculated based on the total value of the finished goods, and these finished goods already include the corruption and the black money that is expended on them, so corruption is already included in the economy...SO, y…

What is the price of oil?

Can any one please tell me how much is the price of oil?

My common sense tells me that my costs + profit should equal my selling price...

But in case of oil this equation is not valid at all... In fact I guess any trading of commodities goes against this equation...But, just for our udnerstanding, how much does it really cost to tap the oil reservers, extract them, refine them?

Let us first try and see, what is the total supply and demand of oil as on date, so that if there is a huge mistmatch between them, then we may understand that companies are trying to take advantage of the supply shock and hence hte prices are high...

Demand for oil is: 86 million barrels per day
World oil production growth trends, in the short term, have been flat over the last 18 months. Global production averaged 85.24 mbbl/d in 2006, up 0.76 mbbl/d (0.9%), from 84.48 mbbl/d in 2005.[32] Production in Q3 2007 was 85.08 mbbl/d, down 0.62 mbbl/d (0.7%), from the same period a year earlier.

So the average production …

Most polluted places

On the eve of the new UN summit on global warming, I thought of having a look at the world's most poullted areas...Got the information from msnbc..some of the photos are really heart touching...

The list of all these 10 worst poullted places is realeased in Mid September by Experts from Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, MIT, Mount Sinai Hospital and other groups devising the listing criteria, which focused on pollution's impact on human health — especially that of children.

Sumgayit, Azerbaijan
Linfen, China
Tianying, China
Sukinda, India
Vapi, India
La Oroya, Peru
Dzerzhinsk, Russia
Norilsk, Russia
Chernobyl, Ukraine
Kabwe, Zambia.

Below are some of the images of these places...

A/An analysis of A/An IITian's accent

The other day I was reading a book, gifted to me by an IITian. The book is written by an english professor who was vry attached to prepositions and articles. He proposed that any one caught missing these articles should be hanged to death. I read this book during the times when I was not a part of IIT and wasn't affected so much by the usage of an article.

Now that Iam in IIT, my expectations about the proper usage of articles has increased tremendously. Being a part of the elite crowd, I was under the impression that people had good acquaintance with articles. But so far the experience proved disastrous. The existence of "an" seems to be void from the famous lingo of an IITian.

No where could I see such an ill use of "an".

A typical sentence from an IITian would be:

"Can you give me a analysis of a application in a ambient condition of a atmospheric pressure of 1 bar and provide me a information about a apparent shift in a output?"

The author about …

Conditioning the Air conditioning system

AC has become a necessity in urban India. With scorching heat and increasing closed room work environment, AC has become an indispensable commodity. The purpose of an AC is to ensure the following:
1) Ambient air conditions are maintained
2) Supply of oxygen is maintained
3) Moisture balance
4) Temperate maintenance

But I guess most of us always related it only to the temperature aspect. We are so obsessed about living under sub normal temperatures, that we even boast about our abilities to bear those temperatures. Even when the normal temperatures can be around 22-25 degrees many of us somehow want to live in temperatures less than 18 degrees. This approach, I guess, has got something to do with the misconception that acquaintance with sub normal temperatures show cases one's wealth and affluence. And the ever increasing attitude of Indians to showcase their wealth has made them reduce the temperatures in their living rooms. This in turn leads to an increasing the hot air coming out o…