Saturday, November 29, 2008

How to attach files to your messages in Yahoo groups?

I am finding some members of the yahoo group are attaching the files to their messages. The attachments are not forwarded to the destination email particularly in the " Daily Digest " mode. For instance the file attached with a recent email has the following default description is mentioned at the end of the email when it is opened by accessing the group Home page.
Attachment(not stored)
If you wish to see that your file is accessed by Member, the best way is to not to attach, but to use the Files option [also called Files sharing ]on the left hand side index of Home page in Yahoo group []

How to proceed:
1. Click on the Files option
2. Click Browse to select a file to upload. If you do not see the Browse button, your browser does not support file uploading.
3. Give description of your file
4. Enable [ Check mark ] to Send a message to the group announcing this file.
I have followed this method. I have first converted into pdf file My blog posted on Then uploaded pdf copy of this blog on Please check Files option to open this file.
The Best Benefits:
(1) Some Internet Service Providers [ISP] prohibit to forward attachments to the emails. Though your text shows that you have attached a file it might not be received due to technical reasons. You may write in your email advising the recipient to access the file in FILES folder in the yahoo group (2) You can park your file in the group as long as you want or till the purpose is fulfilled.
(3) You can opt to send a notification to all the members about your file sharing instead of your sending a separate message.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Screenshot Capturing Free Utility

We all know Print screen (often abbreviated Prt Scr, Print Scrn, Prt Scn, Prt Sc or Prnt Scrn) is a key present on most keyboards, typically situated in the same section as the break key and scroll lock key. In Microsoft Windows, pressing print screen will capture the entire screen, while pressing the alt key in combination with print screen will capture the currently selected window. The captured image can then be pasted into an editing program such as a word processor, email, or graphics software.

Recently I started using Faststone Capture which is a screenshot capturing utility with advanced features that can capture the entire desktop, individual windows or objects as scrolling areas offscreen . I liked this utility as it is a powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages.
FaststoneCapture panel
We can choose to send captures to editor, file, clipboard, printer, email, Word/PowerPoint document or upload them to any website. Editing tools include annotating (texts, arrowed lines, highlights), resizing, cropping, sharpening, watermarking, applying edge effects and many more. It also allows you to record screen activities and sound into highly compressed video files. Other features include global hotkeys, automatic filename generation, support for external editors, a color picker, a screen magnifier and a screen ruler.

By using this utility, I have captured the adjoining "Capture Panel" image from

This is by far my favorite screen capturing program (I compared no less than 6 others before writing in my blog). It is powerful, well designed, and uses a very small amount of memory. The latest version of this utility has become a shareware [available for $19.95 for lifetime license], To download the last freeware version (5.3) click or copy & paste the link You will be able to download a zip file 1.3MB size. If you have problem, you can ask to get a freeware from me.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam be conferred as Goodwill Ambassador of India

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I am an ardent admirer of the former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam who celebrated his 77th Birthday today [15 October, 2008]. On this occassion I would like to recall my online experience with him. I have sent an eMail to invite him to be the Chief Guest of Rotary Club Career Event [21 September, 2008 ] intended for HR aspirants in Hyderabad in India. Though he could not attend this event, what surprised me and delighted was his quick acknowledgement and reply expressing his inability to attend due to his pre-occupations. Great and busy people must emulate this quality.
I suggest you to view and listen APJ Abdul Kalam's birthday message and interview on this occasion who spoke on "Challenges before India"

I have just read and signed the online petition "Dr.Kalam - Can be Goodwill Ambassador to Govt of India/United Nations" hosted on the web by, which provides free online hosting of public petitions for responsible public advocacy.

I personally agree with what this petition says and this is the reason I have posted my view with Sl No:1739 at:

I think you might agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider signing yourself at:
You will receive a confirmatory eMail upon posting your views.

I would appreciate if you could add your comments at the end of this blog as a token of your acknowledgement and recommend your contacts to browse and bookmark "My Blog".

Friday, August 15, 2008


GREETINGS on the occassion of 62nd India Inpendence Day.

I have read in one of the Magazines: "India as a Nation full of enormous potential but it needs to fix some crucial problems. India could do well without the slogans such as India shining or Incredible India since problems exists in health care, child malnutrition and poor infrastructure in many parts of the country. Our work for growth and youth extends from the doorsteps of the independence handed over to us.

So is the case with Rotary movement. Today I participated on behalf of Rotary Club of Secunderabad west [ ] in the Celebrations in a school in the outskirts of Hyderabad. The school is run for economically backward students. We have provided a water bore-well in the premises. Stationary with sweet packets were presented to the tiny-tots who were delighted with the gifts. The cultural programme after the flag hoisting was a real visual treat.

I have also participated in Pratidhawni programme recorded on 13th August and telecast at 8-20 pm today by ETV2 -the popular private tv channel in telugu. The subject was Bharat- Bhavita [Future of India ] The discussion programme was with powerful speakers in the lead followed by the views of persons like me. My daughter has also taken part in this programme. I consider this as a great opportunity to me to listen to enlightened speakers and experience participating in a tv programme

Friday, July 25, 2008

Beware of destructive Virus

I have received this info from a well-wisher:


Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent. If you get an email along the lines of 'Osama Bin Laden Captured' or 'Osama Hanged', don't open the attachment.This virus may also be received from a friend or someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list.
Do not open any message with an attached file called 'Invitation' regardless of who sent it.
The moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it!
It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer.This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

Do not open it. Delete it and shut down your computer immediately.This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee recently, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

My Role in Rotary Club

I have been elected / selected with a dual role as Vice-President & Web-Administrator of Rotary Club of Secunderabad West, Hyderabad, India. Please see the Installation function details in the eBulletin of at Please provide your feed back to the Club editor on the web ebulletin.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Build these Habbits to be an effective person ----------5

Habit 5:Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

>Communicating persuasively
>Defusing high-tension situations
>Listening effectively
>Providing productive input and feedback

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A memorable visit to Bhadrachalam

During June last week, we visited Bhadralachalam [325 Kms from Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh in South India] for two days. My family members and relatives-a group of 5 in all spent two days in Bhadrachalam- a famous pilgrim shrine, the abode of Lord Rama, situated at the bank of holy river Godavari. We enjoyed for two days the pilgrimage and Rotary Club District Awards event.

The main attraction is the famous Rama temple built in the 17th century. It has the four-armed idol of Ram holding a bow, arrow, conch shell and the chakra, accompanied by his wife Sita and brother Lakshman. We walked along River Godavari, took few snaps and sprinkled water on head as a custom. I captured this picture near Godavari river.


PARNASHALA is about 35 Kms from Bhadrachalam on the banks of River Godavari. This is supposed to be the exact spot where Rama, during his vanavasa in Dandakaranya, constructed a hermitage and spent his exile with his concert Sita and brother Laxmana. The picturesque display of some scenes of vanavasa could be seen at Parnashala. We could see the foot prints of Sita Devi, Mosaic of Maarecha in the guise of golden deer and Ravana in the guise of Sanyasi for Bhikshatana. We have visited another place in the vicinity Sita Vaagu-where she had bathed and marks of her saree on the fock near Sita Vaagu. We had a brief boat ride in river Godavari at this place though we could not visit due to cancellation of plying of cruise to PAAPIKONDALU picnic spot [50 Kms from Bhadrachalam, where mighty river Godavari narrows down and passes through a stretch of hills and the resultant picturesque is visitor's delight.
It was a glittering Annual event attended by about 400 Rotarians with their family members from various other places. I have joined Rtn. Sivakumar who received 7 Awards on behalf of Rotary Club of Secunderabad West, in recognitions of various service projects by the Club, particularly for the services rendered by me as Director-Vocational Service for the mega Career Seminar on Bio-technology. It was the best satisfaction to us as the recognitions were accorded in a Holy place like Bhadrachalam. We were accommodated in Guest House of Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. We have not seen such a big property of APTDC any where else,which has elegant rooms + sprawling lawns + restaurant attached.

The e-abode of Rama is on the web site of Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamy Vaari Devastanam integrated with audio of Raamdaasa keertana as I browse its home page. I have been listening to it several times while I was compiling this blog.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Rotary Vocational Service Opportunities

I was invited by the just born Rotary Club of Greater Hyderabad, India, to address its Members on Vocational Service Opportunities on 25th June, 2008 for about one hour. The meeting also coincided with brief celebration of receiving the news that Club has been Chartered on 18th June, 2008. I have briefed the audience about How a person becomes a Rotarian by classification of his/her vocation, Importance of Rotary Vocational Service as the second avenue of service, Areas in which the Vocational Service could be performed such as (1) High ethical Standards (2) Four way test followed by Rotarians (3) Vocational Awarness (4) Vocational Awards (5) Career Guidance & development (6) Employer -employee relations (7) Vocation at Work (8) Rotary International Volunteers.

I enjoyed the interaction with the Rotarians during this meeting. I thank Club President Rtn. Venu Babu, the Rotary District Secretary Rtn. Rammohan Rao who invited me and all the Members present who were enthusiastic to listen & learn on my favourite subject of Rotary Vocation Service.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Our 25th Wedding Anniversary

We have celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at our residence in Hyderabad, India on 18th June, 2008 Pournami -the Full moon day. The function started at 3-00pm wtih Rudrabhishekam [Shiva pooja] followed by Satyanarayana Vratam at 5-00pm. The cake-cutting at 8-00pm by us has marked the Silver Anniversary celebration followed by Dinner. We have forwarded our web-album link to those who attended this function. We thank our relatives, friends and well-wishers who had graced the occassion / sent GREETINGS or sweets.
-S V Suryanarayana & S S Lakshmi

Friday, June 13, 2008

Frequently Used Foreign Words & Abbreviations

We all use the following abbreviations. Here is the description to know exactly what they stand for:

ad hoc— meaning "for a particular use"
CV— curriculum vitae, meaning "course of one's life," a resume
e.g.— exempli gratia, meaning "for example"
et al.— et alii, meaning "and other people"
etc.— et cetera, meaning "and other things," and "and so forth"
i.e.— id est, meaning "that is"
re— meaning "in the matter of," "concerning"
R.S.V.P.— repondez s'il vous plait, meaning "please reply"

Please view my collection of "Frequently Used Foreign Words In English" at the this link:

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Fuel For Thought

I have received from my friend Rtn. hari krishna ch" Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India the following tips:
Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below
ground. The colder the ground, the denser the fuel, when it gets warmer
petrol expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening.... your litre
is not exactly a litre. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the
petrol, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products play an
important role. A 1degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this
business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at
the pumps.
If you look, you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low,
middle, and high. In slow mode, you should be pumping on low speed, thereby
minimizing the vapours that are created, while you are pumping. All hoses at
the pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of
the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapour. Those vapours are being
sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less
worth for your money.

The reason for this is, the more fuel you have in your tank, the less air
occupying its empty space. Petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine.
Petroleum storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as
zero clearance between the petrol and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the
WHEN YOU STOP TO BUY, DO NOT FILL UP - most likely the petrol/diesel is
being stirred up as the fuel is being delivered, and you might pick up some
of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Quote on Public Speaking

Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary. -Evan Esar American Humorist (1899 - 1995)

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

With High Regard

Today, I have received a delightful eMail from one of my very best loyal students of Hyderabad Chapter of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, where I have been a guest Faculty. Here is the excerpt:

Dear Suryanarayana garu,

Sir, I had visited your site for the first time and found it too good. If you could recollect, I was your student in 1997 at Hyderabad Chapter for my CS Foundation Course. I used to send greeting card for your birthday every year, but could not continue to do so after getting married and taking up more responsibility. I was actually trying to search your contact details with the help of member's directory. Finally I was trying to search for the same with the help of google website and finally got your website reference. I was overwhelmed with joy that I could trace your contact details. Sir I had got lot of inspiration from you during my days of coaching at Hyd. chapter. I would be immensely pleasured to hear from you through your website.
I now recollect a quote "In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years."

Monday, June 2, 2008

Rotary District 3150 Assembly at Guntur - My impressions

As a Rotarian and Director of Rotary Club of Secunderabad West and District Chairman for Career Guidance 2008-09 of Rotary District 3150 [comprising 64 Clubs] in Andhra Pradesh State, India, I attended the one day conference entitled Rotary District Assembly on 1st June, 2008 [Sunday] at Guntur hosted by Rotary Clubs of Guntur.

(1) All the topics and the speakers in the plenary session were very interesting and worth listening to know more about Rotary from past and present District Governors. I felt the presenter Rtn. Sam [Immediate Past District Governor] who made a well prepared ppt presentation on Pulse Polio could have been alloted more time to cover his subject. A good beginning has been made by Rtn.Dr.Ravi [Past District Governor] to communicate very effectively as to how to get visibility in the Media on Rotary projects. The current Governor Rtn.Vijendra Rao has dealt in very effectively on "Sharing Rotary to Make Dreams Real. Rtn Sam Muvva [Past District Governor of neighboring District 3020-Vijayawada] on "Leadership ininformal organisations" was par excellent. I met him during Lunch break to revive my introduction. I appreciate his memory of recalling his attending and experiencing a Career Guidance event addressed by me to 300 students in Maristella Womens' College, Vijayawada few years back.
(2)I have participated in the group discussion on "Rotary Public Relations". The resource person Rtn Suresh Kemani, District Director, Vocational Services provided initial inputs to the 20+ group members to make them understand as to what Rotary Public Relations mean. After eliciting the views of Members, I have summedup the discussion in Telugu. The Members expressed the Rotary Clubs / District to: (a) Induct a media person as honorary Member, (b) Request RI to get free resource material like posters or CDs by ordering on Rotary Store on (c) Inform Media office about Club events to include in Engagement columns or depute their rep to cover the event. (d) Hold press conference before and during the event. Prepare press note and Send Press releases to Media offices frequently (e) Send timely reports to Rotary District, Rotary News-Chennai, Rotary International with action photos and supporting material to get appropriate coverage of Rotary events (f) One of the best PR generating project is to organise Career events [For students, Lecturers, Parents etc.,] for which one page handout brought out by me has been distributed [The pdf file can be downloaded from:
I thank Rtn Dr. Sarat Babu, District Governor 2008-09 to whom I have handedover few printed copies were distributed to Club Presidents and advised them to implement this project in their respective clubs.
(3) On the administrative front, the organisers would have thought over to arrange lunch with an option of Buffet or Table meals. Though the Quiz questions were good to enhance our knowledge, the quiz could have been conducted in a perfect manner to commensurate with the preparations and expectations of the participants. A feed-back sheet in the kit to be filled in by the participants could have helped the organisers to get more ideas for future events.
(4) In all the organisers, particularly the all ladies Rotary Club of Guntur Adarsh and the team headed by Rtn Rajya Lakshmi [District Governor Nominee] deserve appreciation for their best efforts to make this Assembly quite informative.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Better Photography Workshop

I have attended a “Workshop in basic photography” on 24th & 25th May in Hyderabad, India conducted by Mr. Prabhu P, the Managing Trustee of Asian Wildlife-Foundation, whose passion is Photography. This workshop has covered topics on understanding Camera, conventional and digital camera functions, Camera Handling, understanding colour and composition, computer transfer and basic correction and indoor & outdoor practicals. I found this workshop extremely useful particularly for an amateur like me. I have been using several brands and types of Cameras since last 30 years without knowing much about its functioning but just clicking whatever I find ideal. The inputs by Mr.Prabhu has also been useful to me to take a right decision to purchase a Digital SLR Camera which is my wish since long time. During this workshop, I have also got introduced and interacted with co-participants particularly Mr. Subhash, Mr.Narahari, Ms. Deeti Shetty, Mr. CL Ravindra Kumar, and Mr. Pradeep Venkateshlu who had readily responded to become Volunteers to take snaps at Rotary Club events [ Application available at ]

I recommend every amateur and photography professional to attend this workshop to hone their skills with the help of inputs of veteran photographer like Mr. Prabhu [ eMail: Mobile: 91 939 550 9595 Office Phone: 23737190 ]

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Build these Habbits to be an effective person------ 4

Habit 4: Think Win-Win
>Improving business relationships
>Collaborating effectively
>Negotiating in a Win-Win mode
>Resolving conflicts
>Making Win-Win performance agreements

Monday, May 19, 2008


“ Enthusiasm is the steam that drives the engine." -Nepoleon Hill.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Build these Habbits to be an effective person------ 3

Habit 3: Put First Things First

>Executing strategy
>Focusing on important rather than merely urgent priorities
>Defining tasks to achieve key goals
>Eliminating low priorities
>Prioritizing tasks
>Using planning tools

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Appointment on 18 May 2008 [Sunday ]

Orientation --Rotary Club website basics for Members
May 18 2008 at 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Venue-Hotel Kamat Lingapur, Chikoti Gardens-Opp Stopper's Stop, Begumpet, HYDERABAD, Andhra Pradesh, India
Event Detail: Rotary Club Of Secunderabad West website administrator Rtn.Suryanarayana SV will conduct this orientation programme exclusively for our Club Members covering the following components:
=Basics of My ClubRunner-the club website
=Edit My Profile
=My Password
=Upload My Photo
=My Commitments
=View My Bulletin
=View Club Members Directory
=View Printable Directory and Mailing Labels
=Email Message Center
=View Club Documents
=Online Registration for events
Methodology: Onscreen Powerpoint presentation,Online demo & live examples, Worksheets
For whom: Club Members and Anns / Family Members
What to bring: Note book + Pen + list of queries / doubts on

Friday, May 16, 2008

A question on my LinkedIn

I have just introduced my blog on my website. Can any one recommend me who could review & guide me further?

My blog is being posted regularly at
I need someone review and suggest me if any improvements could be done and how?

Please post your answers to my eMail or on my linkedin at

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Build these Habbits to be an effective person------ 2

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
>Developing vision
>Establishing/clarifying mission
>Setting team/personal goals
>Aligning goals to mission-critical priorities
>Focusing on outcomes

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My Question on LinkedIn

Can anyone guide me as to how I could include "Add Comments" option on my blog?

I have recently set up My Blog page on my website by using the blog option offered by my web host. This page does not have the option to "Post Comments / Reviews". I would like to add a HTML code to give an option to the viewers to post their comments. Can anyone tell me whether any free service is available to include "Post Comments" facility on my Blog page or a free HTML code to use on my blog page at the end to provide posting facility. I request you to guide me after your going through my blog at
Please reply to my email id or answer on

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Build these Habbits to be an effective person------ 1

Habit 1: Be Proactive
>Taking initiative
>Keeping commitments
>Taking responsibility
>Holding oneself accountable for results
>Exerting a positive influence on results

Monday, May 12, 2008

I am on LinkedIn

I have found, LinkedIn is a growing professional and business networking platform that offers good opportunities for (re)connecting. LinkedIn is a web-based social-networking service. It is one of several online networking sites aimed squarely at the professional and business community friends. What attracted me is its membership (more than 20 million people), easy to use interface, provision to load more details about me and facility to get advice from experts who are also connected and willing to share their expertise. I have created my own group "PresentationTips" to share thoughts and ideas for better Presentation. The best advantage of LinkedIn is that it provides a place to create a professional and structured profile that people can easily find on the web. I've been a member of LinkedIn for a while now. And here I am on LinkedIn:

This user-friendly web-profile has become an effective extension to my virtual Business Card. I'm using LinkedIn to continue my existing personal or business contacts and look for new introductions.

I wish to invite you view my brief profile at which points to and click JOIN NOW to post your initial details to add me as your connection.


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Health Matters *

Health Matters *
Mango is the fruit abundantly available in Summer season in India. Mango is not only delicious, it also adds to keepup our health in several ways. Continue reading....

*Compiled by: Rtn.Suryanarayana SV