Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Celebrating India Republic Day

January 26, 1950 marked the transition of India from a British Dominion to a Republic and adopted the Constitution which came into force on this day although our Great Country was declared independent on 15th August, 1947. Hence every year on January 26, a grand parade is held in New Delhi, Capital of India. The President of India who is the Commander-in Chief of the armed forces, takes the salute from different regiments of the Army, Navy and Air Force that march past in all their official splendour. This day makes so special to all of us in many ways.
What I specially like on this eve:
1. The Indian National Flag in Tricolour that inspires patriotic feelings in us. The saffron colour on the Flag top signifies courage & sacrifice, the white in the middle for peace & truth, the deep blue chakra [a wheel ] that simbolises progress, equality, fraternity and justice ] and the green stands for agricultural abundance.
2. The children -National Bravery Award winners - astride the elephants is one of the best cheered sections of the Republic Day parade.
3. The Republic Day celebration is a three day extravanganza with NCC cadets display various breath-taking performances and drill, beating the retreat etc, all this we can watch on TV.
4. The Government of India announces the country's highest civilian awards on the occassion of this Republic Day.
(A) Bharat Ratna [Jewel of India or Gem of India] is India's highest civilian award, awarded for the highest degrees of national service. This service includes artistic, literary, and scientific achievements, as well as "recognition of public service of the highest order."
(B) Padma Vibhushan is India's second highest civilian honour. It consists of a medal and a citation and is awarded by the President of India. It is awarded to recognize exceptional and distinguished service to the nation in any field, including government service.
(C) Padma Bhushan award is an Indian civilian decoration awarded to recognize distinguished service of a high order to the nation, in any field.
(D) Padma Shri (also spelled Padma Shree, Padmashree, Padma Sree and Padma Sri) is an award given by the Government of India generally to Indian citizens to recognize their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Medicine, Social Service and public life.
This year the Awards for B, C & D have been announced to be presented by President of India Mrs. Pratibha Patil in March / April. I congratulate the following personalities from Hyderabad whom met on different occassions and admire them of their achievements:
  • Professor Nookala China Satyanarayana [87] Carnatic vocal maestro who was conferred the prestigeous Padma Bhushan Award (I listened to his talk & talented voice in one of our meeting in Rotary Club).
  • Shri A V S Raju -an industrialist who composed more than 24,000 poems and entered Guinness Book of Records for penning the largest single volume biography of Sri Satya Saibaba of Puttaparthy. He was awarded Padma Sri. ( I met him few years back in my professional capacity ). Shri Raju is also conferred with Life Time Achievement Award by IPA during a forthcoming function in which I will be taking part as receipiant of the IPA Proficiency Award -Practising Company Secretary 2009.
Wishing You & Your Family A Very Happy Republic Day - 26 January.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Get Ahead With Personal Blog - Online Live Class

A Blog is an excellent way to network with people or professionals in our field, to get exposure & visibility to our work, to become a better communicator and to build a powerful Brand!
Blogs are becoming part of our daily routine as we get best benefits from this unique mode of online presence.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Now Conducting Online Live Classes

Internet enabled technologies, tools and platforms are revolutionizing the way of our life. A variety of virtual classrooms, web conferencing solutions,  online tests platforms, content sharing, blogging softwares, document editing solutions and networking websites are empowering many a teachers like me to use these powerful mediums to connect with learners. These new online avenues have become convenient, cost effective and creative. Now my passion is to become full-fledged eTeacher, ePresenter & eTrainer.
I have searched and researched before I have selected WiZiQ to further pursue my e-savvy skills.  I am now a premium member of WiZiQ  which is a web learning platform that connects and provides a channel of communication between learners and teachers accross the world. WiZiQ provided me the state-of-the-art virtual classroom which is equipped with live audio, video, whiteboard and text chat elements. It now facilitates me to  produce content online and convert it in a sharable format, teach / train in my own methodology and even allows payments for my offering. One of the wonderful aspects is that all my sessions on WiZiQ  are automatically recorded so that they can be revisited and retrieved anytime. 
View my WiZiQ profile and activities at:  http:// www.wiziq.com/surya
I have lined-up Free Public sessions to introduce a variety of topics. Eventually, I will be soon offering Private Online Certified Courses on specified subjects.  To start with, please follow these steps:
  1. Click the following link to find  more details about my maiden live class designed for 30 minutes scheduled at 9-00pm [Indian Standard Time] on Monday, the 18th January, 2010: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/240357-how-to-create-maintain-personal-blog-an-introduction
  2. You can then  proceed with system & device checks. All you need is a computer and a good internet connection.
  3. Click "Join the Class" button. [You will be required to sign up FREE on WiZiQ before joining the class. Or sign in if you are already a member]
  4. Just before the scheduled time of class, click the "Launch Class" button to get into my virtual class room [ Registered members will receive reminder eMail & SMS]
So just hook on to your PC and get set learning this new way!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kite Surfing Signify Sankranti Festival

Sankranthi is a festival celebrated  in India on 14 January. It is also know as Pongal that reminds us of our close associations with Nature and Life. More info was posted in my blog in last year: SANKRANTI - a festival of Pongal delights http://suryanarayanasv.blogspot.com/2009/01/sankranti-festival-of-pongal-delights.html
Sankranti means transition. So, what happens to a harvest festival in an urban areas like Hyderabad? Makar Sankranti is also celebrated as Kite festival. Kite flying is fun and I look forward to this season of Sankranti every year as it reminds me of my childhood days. The skies of the cities are dotted with beautifully designed colorful kites as it happens every year during Sankranti Festival. 
All eyes on kites
Multi-coloured kites of different shapes and sizes kiss the city’s sky during the Sankranti days. A variety of new kites particularly diamond-shaped kites made of paper or PVC  attract the attention of kite enthusiasts during  this festival season. Kites sale pickup momentum in the Hyderabad Old City, especially in the famous kite market at Gulzar Houz. Colorful kites are showcased in the shops of this largest kite market in the state. People   come to this 100-year-old market, which has over 200 shops selling a wide variety of kites selling at a cost ranging between Rs.20 to Rs 1000.  I have read in Newspapers that   kites with pictures of the hero or heroins  of the popular movies /  television serials, recorded the maximum sales. Kites featuring film stars, tricolour and members of the Indian cricket team, soar the sky as the sun slowly sets over the horizon. Unlike paper kites, the Chinese ones are made of nylon parachute cloth to withstand strong breeze in open areas. Kites come in various colours, shaped like aeroplanes, fighter jets, birds and superheroes - what not!  Such kites can also be preserved for a whole year and can be flown anytime. Apart from regular kites, most kite enthusiasts buy these to fly them during the ‘off’ season,”
With Sankranti just a day away, streets here in Hyderabad are abuzz with shopping activity. Womenfolk and girls seen bargaining with pushcart vendors for Rangoli powders over prices, while men throng the kite stalls asking `manjas' - a special thread used for kite flying and new designs of kites. During this season the sky gets dotted with kites, the earth is adorned with Rangoli designs laid in front yard of houses, locally called`muthyala muggulu' in Telugu language.
Kite flying tones-up health
Sun rays are very good for health in winter season. Kite flying is a good way to get direct sun rays. This Kite festival encourages people to go to the roof tops or to the open grounds to get exposed to sun. People involved in kite festival keep their back to the sun. This saves their eyes and face from direct sun rays. Kite flying also strengthens arm muscles and a good exercise for legs and eyes. People keep their eyes on the flying kite (Patang) constantly. It enhances their vision and strengthen their eyes. All these have a positive effect on health.
This must be the reason one can see crowd in the roof tops of Hyderabad during Makar Sankranti to indulge in friendly kite festival [Patang utsav] competition and have loads of fun.

Wish You & Your Family A Very Happy Sankranti.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

All about YOU - Be it Resume or CV or Biodata or Profile

I have received an eMail asking me to send my CV to introduce me to the audience in a conference. Sometime back I was  asked to send my Biodata to the organizers of a Career Event. Recently I was requested to provide my Resume for citation of an award to me. A social networking site required me to post my Profile to get myself registered. We come accross and use the words Resume, CV,  Biodata and Profile interchangeably for a document highlighting skills, education, experience and talents to make others known about us. Though they mean almost the same, there is a fine distinction. The documents are named as per the purpose for which they are used. Here are few thoughts and tips:
It is a French word meaning "summary", and true to the word meaning, signifies a summary of one's employment, education, and other skills, used in applying for an employment. A resume is suggested to be a shorter, more focused account of  relevant skills and achievements, work experience, professional affiliations, computer skills and education. Prospective employers would like to see a  resume on one side of an A4 sheet.  Resume must highlight the specific skills and areas of strength or industry expertise in keywords customized to target the job profile in question. A resume is better to be broken into bullet points and written in the third person [He / She] to appear objective and formal. The content should aim at providing the reader a balance of responsibilities and accomplishments for each position. This allow the prospective employer to scan through the document visually or electronically,  to see if the career aspirant skills match their expectations and available positions.
Curriculum Vitae is a Latin word meaning "course of life". It is also simply called a vitae or curriculum vita.  A CV is more detailed than a resume, generally 2 to 3 pages, but can run even longer as per the requirement. It can list out  skills, jobs, degrees, and professional affiliations the applicant has acquired, usually in chronological order. A CV may display general talent rather than specific skills for any specific positions. A CV  is   preferred option for fresh graduates, people looking for a career change, those applying for academic positions in a college or university, authors, researchers, professors and other experts in a particular field. Personal information such as age, sex, religion and hobbies  can also be included  in the CV One of the main objectives to prepare and present a CV is  to stand out from the crowd.
Biodata is the short form for Biographical Data, is the old-fashioned terminology for Resume or CV. The emphasis in a bio data is on personal particulars like date of birth, religion, sex, race, nationality, residence, martial status, and the like. Next comes a chronological listing of education and experience.  Bio-data may also includes applications made in specified formats as required by the recruiting organization.The term bio-data is mostly used while applying to Government jobs, or when applying for research grants and other situations where one has to submit descriptive essays. Biodata is a commonly used psychology term for biographical data. Biodata form is an application form  created by the employer to collect information from job applicants. It may include much of the same information as a resume, but it is organized as per the convenience of the employer.
A profile could be said as a description of things or a source of information about a person. Personal profiles, especially online profiles, are an excellent way to distill information about us into a digestible and interesting format. A profile is a scrapbook of our life in words. The goal is to create a cross-section of our life and self that will generate interest in the reader.  Whether we are creating a profile in order to look for jobs, relationships or as a form of advertisement for
your vocation or business, it must be presented in a structured manner. An outline format is easier to read than a narrative format. Profile may refer to a person's personal feelings, thoughts and   charateristics. Just check whether the content in profile gives a snapshot view of a person's background. Profile is generally used by authors, speakers in meetings & conferences, professionals, CEOs and working executives. Online profiles must be frequently updated to enable web & blog search engines to give fresh look.

Lookup my Profiles with different approaches / purposes:
LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/suryanarayana
Teacher http://www.wiziq.com/surya
BlogAdda http://www.blogadda.com/blogs/My_Blog_www_suryanarayana_com-surya342

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Art Of Stress Management - Yandamoori's Novel Way

The present generation knows Mr. Yandamoori Veerendranath as a Personality Development guru, counsellor and columnist with his more popular writings in The Hindu -National English Daily on Mondays. This kind of listeners or readers surely need some elaboration on the niche Mr Yandamoori has created for himself in fiction literature and the craze generated by his 50+ novels in the yester years. For the not-so-young, it is needless to recall the fascination  witnessed in the market when his novels or the weeklies carrying his serials hit the stands. After penning several novels and directing films based on his own works, this `fiction mater' has switched over to render personality development lectures, write books on tips to success mostly intended for the youth.
Today, Rotary International District 3150 [comprising 83 Rotary Clubs in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India] organized a Seminar on Leadership. Mr. Yandamoori Veerendranath was invited to present post lunch session on "Stress Management".  This lively one-and-a-half hour session covered  various aspects of stress in life and tips to manage the situations. A  handout distributed containing 6 points was an added bonus to the participants. He explained the purpose of life and stress, How stress occurs, Types of worry, Stress due to anger or inferiority complex, Emotions due to stress. We finally drove home the point that one could get rid of stress by managing the moods. Visit his website http://www.yandamoori.com to know more about him and you can also download free resources.
I first time met Mr. Yandamoori Veerendranath, Chartered Accountant when both of us were working in Andhra Bank in 1984. I was working in its branch  in Gannavaram, where Airport of  Vijayawada is located. I used stay with my parents in Vijayawada and daily commute by state owned bus for 40 km. Mr Yandamoori, Audit officer in Andhra Bank at that time was deputed to inspect our Bank branch. He stayed in a Hotel in Vijayawada and was kind to accommodate me in his car to & fro Gannavaram daily for about two weeks. I gathered lot of knowledge during our discussions. I fondly remember his saying  "Speech is silver, silence is gold" said a philosopher. But talking right with a right purpose is platinum." 
It was a jubiliant moment for me today to meet and listen to him again during the Rotary Seminar. I thank my fellow Rotarian Anil who clicked a photo [ Mr. Yandamoori in gold colour shirt] added in this blog.

##3 Competition - Today's PROMPT in Quote

COMPETITION between individuals sets one against the other and undermines morale, but COMPETITION between organizations builds morale and encourages creativity.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

##2 Believe - Today's PROMPT in Quote

Compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone BELIEVES that he has got the biggest piece.

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Friday, January 1, 2010

##1 Accomplish - Today's PROMPT in Quote

It is amazing what can be ACCOMPLISHED when nobody cares about who gets the credit

Cite Your Quote: To enhance our enterprising skills in Business & Life, we have 1,440 minutes in a day. Use one of them to cite  a Quote. How? Click on  "Comments"  or "Post a comment" at the end of this blog  and  take a minute to write any Quote on Today's PROMPT. Please include your Name and eMail id.