Thursday, July 29, 2010

4 days World's Youngest Donor!

This happened on 13 & 14th July of this year. Happened in India!

Hyderabad, July 13: When Mr Kishore Kumar, a young revenue inspector and his wife, Mrs Hymavathi, a government school teacher, were blessed with a baby girl six-days back they were overjoyed. But their happiness was short-lived when doctors at Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital informed that the premature baby had only 50 per cent chances of survival. The child expired on July 12, but not before promising a fresh lease of life to four persons.

The four-day-old baby became India's youngest organ donor, whose eyes and heart valves have been retrieved under sterile conditions for future use.

"Our baby is no more but we have this satisfaction that she will now live amidst other children. Her heart has stopped but her valves will help other hearts beat smoothly and through her eyes, two more people can see the world," said Mr Kumar.

Mrs Hymavathi will soon be discharged from hospital and despite her grief, the 27-year-old mother consented to donate the organs of the baby after her husband convinced her. This was her first baby.

"I was motivated by my distant cousin. He told me about the case of a DSP's wife who died in an accident. Her organs were donated. So I thought, 'why not let my daughter also do a noble deed even in death?'" said Mr Kumar, adding that if the occasion again comes in future to donate organs, he and his family would definitely do so.

Mr Kumar's cousin said, "I did my best to convince the family who responded in a positive way, including the baby's grandmother. They were mentally prepared by the doctors about the baby's deteriorating condition when she was put on ventilator. I had also informed Mohan Foundation to help recover the organs on time."

Dr Vivek Babu of Innova Hospital, who had retrieved the heart valves from the infant, said that the 1.6 kg pre-term child was all right for the first three days but developed neonatal infection after that.

"We found that her parents were willing to donate her organs. It's a noble thing that the whole family has come forward to do," said the doctor. The eyes have been retrieved successfully by L.V. Prasad Eye Institute and her valves can be stored for about two months and can be used to treat children who are suffering from birth defects such as absence of or underdeveloped heart valves called Pulmonary Atresia and Truncus Arteriosus.

The valve harvesting will help the smooth flow of blood from heart to the lungs, explained Dr Babu. "With general awareness increasing, this year donations of organs of 16 brain-dead persons have taken place in the city," said Dr Raghuram and pointed out that obtaining small-sized valves from baby donors is difficult and rare.

Commercially available heart valve tubes are usually imported from abroad and are quite expensive. Neonatal donors can give a fresh lease of life to babies with rare heart diseases. "It's actually the intention of the family that matters and I pray to God that Hymavathi again gives birth to a healthy baby," he added.

See, the couples have behaved gently even they were having painful moments! Mrs.Hymavathi, the mother, she had carried her baby - her soul for ten months, with loads of expectation! she had prooved "நிகழ்காலம் விழலுக்கு இறைத்த நீரானாலும், வாழ்க்கை வாழ்வதற்கே!"

A lady with true heart! We have to learn a lot from others!! Here, from this mother!  Living doesnt matter; letting others live matters a lot!! 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Blackle - means of saving Energy!

This is Heap Media's product called 'Blackle', provides a way of saving electric energy.. It means optimal use of electricity.. The search facility of Blackle is provided by Google in terms of custom search.

The concept is "Image displayed is primarily a function of the user's color settings and desktop graphics. A given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen. Producing light colors needs to combine more colors in various high ratios. But bringing up the dark colors is possible with low level mixing of few colors. The RGB value of white is (255,255,255), whereas the RGB value of black is (0,0,0)."

So.... here the background screen is predominantly black. High possibilities of saving energy by giving less efforts in making colors... And, in the screen itself they have given how much watts of energy is being saved.! Even it is good, it s not so popular.! The web address for India has not been given yet... is the address we can deal with!

Make this as your homepage! Start saving energy!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Participation in Singing Competition!

Ya, after a short break i'm starting to post. But I dont have any topic in hand. So I want to tell about my life journey to some extent. While started thinking about 'my life', I'm accumulated with thoughts. ya, that's man's nature and i'm also a human being....:) So lemme start with one interesting happening!

In my school days, i had done very good tat i participated in competitions like speech, essay etc... My voice while singing wouldnt be good, but i did sing.. ya. it was singing competition....:) i didnt worry about the three judges, all participants around 100 heads... i sang.. ya tat time i was a child. so i was nt aware of how people would think of me and all.. "இளங்கன்று பயமறியாது." this went on two times and the third opportunity came. tis time a great comedy cum tragedy happened. because My mom was one of the judges for singing competition. I saw her and shocked. I didnt know tat she would be coming. I felt like "Oh! Do I have to sing in front of her? God, why this happened?" but who can change the fate? It happened.! She saw me in the group but she didnt show anything in her face. I was puzzled of her doing like tis. Because she didnt know about my participation there. I told tat I just about to participate in essay competition only. Really i feared a bit... Unable to read her mind....Ya, usually she has been a woman with more moral courage and sympathy, tat time i didnt know which thing would work out; her strictness or sympathy. I too didnt show anything, usually i wont show my feelings in my face. good or bad, i do remain silent... finally, my turn came.. I too went there and took the mic... Started singing... not really singing but something happened other than talking... ok? the song i was practised was"theeraadha vilayaatu pillai - kannan theeraadha......".... she didnt see my face. but aftr sometime she had a look at me.. tat too for few seconds.. rest of the judges didnt know about the close relationship between me and her... they put mark and while i saw them, they two were discussing about my performance.. and pls notice.. my grtttt mom didnt interrupt them, she was sincerely looking for the next candidate... The two judges told me to wait for the results. they treated me good.. i  came and sat with my friend who accompanied me... she pinched me telling, "hey, abi. ur mom has come.".. i said her to be silent and told the fact about her not knowing my participation.. she again screamed retaining her old same pitch, "oh abi, u'll get beatings surely idiot.."... i completely lost my courage because of her talk.... then... the competition was going on.. . we have been served with cool drinks.. the drink given to me was in orange color..  Mirinda... tempted me more... it was veryy cool as ice was ther in it.. what i was advised by doctor was "i should not use any cool items for intake.." doctors told me not to cry even not to feel bad about anything as i had sinus trouble on those days! so whenever i saw these stuffs outside, i wouldnt miss them.. i looked her whether she noticed me.. asusual she didnt... so i drank a glass full of cool drink swiftly.. because i was in a hurry.. i should make the glass empty before she sees me, rite? finally everything went on well... i got prizes in speech competition and essay competition not in singing competition... i knew the result before itself as my mom was in the judge panel in singing competition...:) But the real reason was my voice... I didnt think it as an issue. she called me in the school for taking me to home... she did driving well.. now too i'm fond of seeing  her way of driving... looks majestic... i reached home with her... she didnt open her mouth while driving... i thought it didnt matter... Dad was there at home.. Because it s sunday... Such competitions were usually conducted on Sundays at my school as staffs didnt want to bunk classes... She told something to him.. i thought she was telling about the prizes I got in competition.. Dad came with anger and started scolding me.. i didnt know the reason behind his scoldings... really puzzled... in the mid of his scold only i got tat she had seen me swallowing the softdrink!!! But she had behaved like not noticing me... They gave a severe warning tat if i continue having cool drinks and icecream, they would take me to dental clinic for removing the affected teeth.. After a long time scolding from everybody at home, i was consoled by my sister.. She gave me a hug and told "abbi dog! don't cry!"...

After tat, i havent participated in singing competition. It was my last!

Such an interesting experience I had in my life! In tat time, my age was 11. Ya, i was studying 6th standard.!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Speech by Chetan Bhagat at Symbiosis!

Don't just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. I use the word balanced before successful. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order.

There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.

"Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same is with life where health and relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die.

One thing about nurturing the spark - don't take life seriously. Life is not meant to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up?

It's ok, bunk a few classes, scoring low in couple of papers, goof up a few interviews, take leave from work, fall in love, little fights with your spouse. We are people, not programmed devices.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Rupiya - Indian Currency!

Finally, the Rupee has a symbol like other major global currencies!

In a historic event, a five-member jury set up to finalise symbol for the rupee selected the design presented by IIT-ian D Udaya Kumar.

The Union Cabinet approved the symbol on Thursday noon. The Indian rupee is now the fifth currency in the world to have a distinct identity. The rupee will join the elite club of US dollar, British pound-sterling, Euro and Japanese yen to have its own symbol.

Kumar said: "My design is based on the Tricolour, with two lines at the top and white space in between. I wanted the symbol for the Rupee to represent the Indian flag. It is a perfect blend of Indian and Roman letters: a capital 'R', and Devanagari 'ra', which represent rupiya, to appeal to international and Indian audiences."

"I worked on it for few months and made numerous designs. Finally, I shortlisted 8 to 10 designs and then refined them further till I got this one," he said.

"I will be joining the design department at IIT-Guwahati on Friday, and am overwhelmed by the response so far. My phone has not stopped ringing since morning," he added.

Meanwhile, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said after the Cabinet meeting in Delhi on Thursday that the symbol will be printed or embossed on currency notes and coins.

Soni said that the government will try that the symbol is adopted within six months in the country and globally within 18 to 24 months.

The symbol will feature on computer key boards and software so that it can be printed and displayed in electronic and print, she said.

Soni said it would also help in distinguishing the Indian currency from rupee or rupiah of countries like Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

Udaya Kumar's design is based on the Tricolour and 'arithmetic equivalence'. The white space between the two horizontal lines gives the impression of the national flag with the Ashok Chakra, the two bold parallel lines stand for 'equals to', representing balance in the economy, both within and with other economies of the world.

"It was a challenge to design the symbol for the rupee. I made sure that it is simple, easy for a common man to understand, write and recollect," Kumar said.

India has started showing its uniqueness and other countries hope this is a sign of emerging as super power.! Let's hope so!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Students Using Internet!!

I just opened newspaper today. An article was there related to students and internet! You can know what content would be there without any guess and doubt. Ya, the chances of using internet in wrong way. But... Do you think the reason of using internet purposeless is student alone? The answer will be 'Never'.. Major part is of the search engine only. The search engines provide irrelevant data and soon they become the source for making users get diverted. See, in google go for anything; among the top 10 results given by google, nearly 5 - 6 will be from malicious sites. Unwanted contents... I just got shocked while searching in google images under the part 'school life'. The results shown were like 'illegal affair with chemistry mam','students enjoying at classroom'.. I couldnt bear this... Even this is normal in western countries, this wont suit to our culture.. I think this would be the reason of bing's popularity in its earlier days. Absolutely bing offered more things, but failed to provide the essentials. As Google is the God of search engine, None could repalce it. the strength of Google is its wide spreading. Google alone can penetrate through the invisible web.. But still Invisible web is much more larger than visible part of www. But google is not ready to make it corrected bcoz it doesnt want to lose its popularity. And another cobra is youtube, what it does? If you want to know the ugly face of youtube, just open an account there. You can know how it works! Bad people are like virus.They are capable to create their replicas.

We are losing our tradition gradually. Few years later, we cant feel our culture; we can just read in our text books and libraries.. Particularly to teenagers,
"We cant make big bodies to be good. We should be safe in this e-society. We have to move on our own. So Stay apart from bad! Bad attracts more than good, but it wont provide a beautiful life like good does!! More useful things are available in net. More intellectual groups of people are working and sharing worthy news online.! Why can't u be one among them? So be clear at your point "தீதும் நன்றும் பிறர் தர வாரா!".. Move On! Go ahead!! Dont fall behind blind things, a great innovative future is awaiting you.! "

A Guiness Record for the Brilliance of a Child!

In this world, somebody is doing good things at some part; making their time very worthy! Nowadays parents are eager to see their child's bright future. They have started working things out too..!!! Here, see this video. A child is telling the capital of all the countries in the world, even asked randomly! Its answers with playing, smiling, running here and there.... really amazing!

This video reminds me the tamil quote....
"எந்த குழந்தையும் நல்ல குழந்தை தான் மண்ணில் பிறக்கையிலே!
அது நல்லவராவதும் தீயவராவதும் அன்னை வளர்ப்பினிலே!!"

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Small Intro abt me!


Ya, That's Abinaya from TamilNad, a girl trying to make herself smart! But nothing will be live, if things are brought with a hard try! It should happen by nature. So the only possibility is making it as a habit. Habit dies hard!! Ya, things seem like being caught...:)

I'm not a different being wit different look, different thoughts.. Everyone is driving on their own way in the life of journey. Likewise, i'm too... Really saying, i've not done anything good not only to others, even to me... More people are doing things in great manner but what i have done? Absolutely nothing...!!! Trying to do... and... People often misconceive others and none could escape from these misconceptions. The only thing we should do is not noticing them. We should be the super power of our life. Of course everyone is a hero in his perspective. In tat kind, I'm also..

I'm the follower of great monk Swami Vivekanandha. According to me, following grt ppl is the only way to make ourselves mannered! First follow, then make others follow!!(the theme of my blog address...:) ) But don't think me too spiritual.. I want to be a well mannered body of society..

Its enough talking about myself, i think! Come and stay in touch wid me for sharing getting my thoughts!!