Thursday, October 22, 2009

New(s) On My Social Networks

I have been using the web-based social-networking services for developing professional and business networking opportunities for (re)connecting. Here are my recent updates on my LinkedIn and Twitter accounts:
Latest Profile:

The user-friendly web-profile on LinkedIn is an effective extension to my virtual Business Card. To view or download or print my latest profile Click :
Contacts score 300+

I'm using LinkedIn to continue my existing personal or business contacts and look for new introductions. The list is growing further with  professional and business community friends from all over the world. You too can join to get connected and include your recommendation about me. See how it works at
PresentationTips Launched:

This is a Group created by me  to share thoughts and ideas for better Presentation. To start participating in the new tips or discussions, click Group PresentationTips at  
Active Polls: 
  1. Poll Question: To start a small or medium size business, which Business type of organization do you prefer? Add comment to support answer. Take poll: View results at
  2. Poll Question: What is the Best trait required for new creative Leader to succeed? Add comment to support your answer & win a FREE eBook. Take poll:  Poll result:

Twitter is a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. Twitter  always asks the question, "What are you doing?"  Each answer to that question is considered a Twitter status update which is displayed on Twitter badge embedded to my website and blog .
Look at my Tweets from time to time on my blog and website to find what I am doing. 
You can also  follow me to keep in touch with me by signing in Twitter at

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Smooth Drive On India's Longest Flyover

I had on occasion to drive on the country's longest flyover which was just  thrown open for  fast and unhindered access to & from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad, Hyderabad. The flyover was built over a period of about three years at a cost of Rs 600 crore (Rs 6 billion). The four-lane  11.66 km long P.V. Narasimha Rao Elevated Expressway , which starts at Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Mehdipatnam in Hyderabad and ends at the Aramgarh junction few kilometers before reaching the Airport. It has been built to provide  better connectivity, cutting travel time and offering a seamless traffic movement between the city and the International Airport. The main idea is to prevent traffic jams and delay for passengers on their way to the Airport.

Considered as the longest  flyover in Inida, built with state-of-the-art innovative technology  by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority  is one of the the biggest infracture projects in Andhra Pradesh has been   named after the former Prime Minister of India, Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao [PVNR] who carved a place for himself in the history as a reformer.
Sound, Light & Detour taken care 

As a number of residential areas and hospitals are located along the way of the flyover, the noise produced by vehicles are likely to be a constant source of disturbance to the people. But locals like us  living in the vicinity of the PVNR Expressway has something to cheer about. Vehicles zipping past to the airport may not create much noice as  sound barriers  will be fixed to the railings and the entire installation  will be soon completed.  I understand that each vehicle ride produces 115 decibels sound. The acoustic barriers will help reduce the decibel levels to a moderate 75.  Apart from the acoustics barriers, electro level beam sensors/tilt meters and temperature sensors will be installed at specific piers. With such instruments in
place, any defects that crop up can be detected easily. Anti-glare panels will also be installed on the medians, which will deflect the blinding headlights of the oncoming vehicles. Three sets of ramps have been proposed at different places along the PVNR expressway  joining at different points. Construction of one such ramp is in progress nearer to our house. The delay in ramps getting ready has been due to a host of factors including shifting of water pipelines and also a place of worship at one place.
I could take a stress-free drive  at a speed of 60-80 km and could reach the other side of the fly over within 12 minutes. Photo in this blog was taken by me at the beginning of this flyover.

First Marvel 

Engineers [including my father] described this structure as an ‘engineering marvel’ which was executed without problems that similar projects elsewhere faced. With all these achievements, Hyderabad now boasts of India's longest flyover! Despite my thorough search, I could not get any information as to which is the longest flyover in Asia and the World. If you know please post such information in the comment box of this blog.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Diwali -A Festival Of Lights & Delights

Diwali or Deepavali, is the Hindu festival of lights and it is the most important Indian festival. The term Deepavali is of Sanskrit origin, which means an array of lamps.The celebration of the Diwali festival in India signifies the victory of good over evil within oneself. Festivities take place throughout India and in Indian communities worldwide. Traditionally small oil lamps and candles are lit and placed round home, in gardens and on roof tops. People exchange sweets, wear new clothes and jewelery,  fireworks displays and  enjoy bursting crackers.  Although Diwali represents renewal of life, joy, happiness and preparation for winter season to all who celebrate it, it is related to a different myth in different parts of India. In some places it signifies the homecoming and coronation of King Rama   [On this day, Lord Rama returned to Ayodhaya along with Sita and Laxman to rule over the kingdom],  In Southern India, another legend describes the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon Narakasura.  In western India, it is celebrated in honor of the King Bali. In northern parts of India, people worship Lakshmi -the goddess of wealth and  it also marks the beginning of the new financial year.
In all Diwali is to eradicate the world from darkness and lead it towards the self-illuminated light within. Diwali 2009 is celebrated on Saturday, the 17th October.
Wish You & Your Family Members A Happy Diwali

1. Online video Greetings on YouTube at
2. Best animate Greeting which has a facility to Tweet this from  like the one I added to my Twitter:
Wish You Happy Diwali -17 October. Celebrate & Light The Diwali Diyas! Click here

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Have Passion For Your Topic *

When you speak from your heart while making a presentation with passion, it is evident to everyone in your audience that you care. As a presenter you must therefore check from time to time during your presentation whether you are showing your passion or not. Remember this golden rule: "Stick to topics you deeply care about and do not keep your passion for yourself. Continue reading...

*By Suryanarayana S V - Expert Author

Friday, October 2, 2009

PC2Web TIPS - Best online utility to make long link usable

Long URL [web page address / link ] looks like a messy code. Sending such URL via eMail may get broken causing the recipient to have it cut and paste it back together in a browser to view the intended web page. Similar issues are also faced when posting long URL in a website. Today I have prepared my eGreeting with a message on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. I could not post the web page link into my Linked In and Twitter [ ] Accounts due to number of characters limitations. But I turned the following link:

into a short URL:
How? A website called helped me to resolve this problem by creating shortened / redirected URL in place of long link provided by me.
The whole idea of this site is to convert long URL into something short so that we can send it to whomever we like. Moreover, the new URL that is created instantaneously will never expire (even if the page made it from does) and it will never get broken into pieces. Another best feature of this site is to "Add TinyURL to any browser’s toolbar" and convert any web page with long URL being viewed by us could be shrunken down to a new shortened URL to clipboard for bookmarking. This online utility by is probably one of the most useful Internet tools I’ve ever seen. I understand TinyURL has so far shortened more than 300 million URLs.
Bottom Line: There is absolutely nothing that anyone can say against this service - it’s perfect, TOTALLY FREE and deserves 10 stars, not just 5. So what are you waiting for? Go to NOW and you’ll never have a broken URL again.