Monday, March 22, 2010

Discussion on Business Accounting - Bangalore

Reach Accountants is conducting a Consulting Camp on 24th of March, 2010 at the Evoma Business Center, Bangalore between 3 PM and 5 PM. They will try and help you in Kick starting your Business, Getting the Right Constitutions, Mandatory Books and Record Keeping and Tax Preparation over a cup of coffee ( They are providing coffee free and of course the consulting too ;) ) In case you are available on the day and you think you can make it, Can you please confirm your attendance?

Make use of this good opportunity.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Jaxtr Calling Widget - My Universal calling number!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Give way for the Ambulance


Do you remember seeing this word somewhere ? Is it some sort of a jumbled word ? A puzzle ?

Yes, you got it right. Its the reverse of the word AMBULANCE... Do you know why this word is printed in its mirror image on the Ambulance ? The first and foremost reason being : The driver driving ahead of the ambulance should see this mirror image as the exact word and should pave way for this - "most important, most urgent, no-traffic rules" - Vehicle, The Ambulance.

and now, a bit of history of the Ambulance...

The Ambulance vehicle was designed and built by Dominique Jean Larrey (1766–1842), Napoleon Bonaparte’s chief physician. The term ambulance comes from the Latin word ambulare, meaning to walk or move about. Half a century later, during the United States’ Civil War, military physicians Joseph Barnes and Jonathan Letterman built upon Larrey’s work and designed a prehospital care system for that included transporting wounded soldiers to treatment facilities by railroad. These are usually fitted with flashing warning lights and sirens in order to facilitate their movement through heavy traffic. It is these emergency ambulances that are most likely to display the Star of Life, which represents the six stages of prehospital medical care.

Star of Life Courtesy:

Of all the major cities in India, I have felt Chennai's traffic to be the most safe and disciplined of all. But, i wonder why, the drivers here in Chennai turn a deaf ear to the sound of the Ambulance. One must always give importance to the Ambulance and understand its very basic purpose. If you feel the pain the patient inside the Ambulance is undergoing, you will never dare to stand on the way of the Ambulance. Who knows, one day, you may be inside the same Ambulance, fighting for your life!

So, for Christ's sake, when you hear the slightest sound of the Ambulance's siren, just move away and give way to the Ambulance so that the patient inside, get the treatment at the right time. You may become the cause of someone's death, just by being ignorant of the sound of the siren !

Here is a compiled list of Ambulance services in Chennai. I have tried to verify the phone numbers as much as i can. Do let me know if you find any phone numbers invalid.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Happy New Year 2007 !

Wish you all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2007.

Hope all things turn out bright and beautiful this coming year.
Everyone would have lots of Hopes, Aspirations & Promises are on their mind.
Wish and pray the Lord Almighty that all your prayers are answered !

Take Care and
Face this New year with a Big Smiling Face :-)

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Shell - Truly a world class experience

The Shell Group is a global group of energy and pertrochemical companies operating in more than 140 countries.
Shell India Marketing Pvt Ltd, is a 100% subsidiary of Shell India Pvt Ltd and which is incorporated in Tamil Nadu, and is implementing Shell India's retail initiative in India

Shell started its operation in india in 1928, about 78 years back, by the name of Burmah Shell.
In Chennai, shell started opening its outlets from April 2005. The first Shell outlet was opened in Arcot Road, Vadapalani.

The other Shell outlets in chennai are located in Madhavaram, Porur, Tondiarpet, Chengalpet, and the most recent being Velachery.
The Velachery Shell outlet is located on the Velachery-Tambaram road between the Kamatchi Memorial Hospital and the Jerusalem Engineering College near Pallikaranai ( Opp. to the National Institute of Ocean Technology)

The Experience :
It was really a world class experience to fill fuel at a Shell outlet. The Shell symbol is recognized worldwide and the station is maintained very well.

An attendant in a Red & Black uniform routes the incoming vehicles to fuel dispensing pumps. Another attendant comes to you, and says "Vanakkam Sir!, What would you like to fill ? Petrol or Diesel ? Unleaded or Speed ?" with utmost politeness. No body in chennai would have ever spoken to you like that before!! You will feel that you have suddenly landed into another planet and when you give your choices, the attender goes on to initialize the fuel dispensing pump and comes back to you to confirm your choice. He/she says "Sir, you have opted for Unleaded Petrol for Please ensure Zero". Wow ! that was great ! and believe me, i have never had this kind of a treatment before while filling up petrol !! ( like most of us, i have also had some disputes at other petrol bunks on not ensuring zero before filling) They also ask us to shut the engine off before filling petrol. In the meantime, another attendant comes into ask "Can i clean the wind shield Sir ?" and if you say yes, he cleans it with a liquid soap after asking you to close the window glasses!! After filling up the petrol, the attender comes to you with the bill that the fuel dispensing pump prints out and asks "Are you paying by cash or card sir ? " and gets you the receipt.

and then waves his/her hand and says "Bye Thank you sir, Drive safely sir!". You can feel a wave of hospitality in the air all over the station. All the staffs are well trained and well mannered with neat uniforms.

The sleek fuel dispensers are manufactured by Tatsuno Corporation of Japan which also has the facility to print out receipts at the press of a button.

The Difference :
  • The fuelling station is clean
  • There are 10 fuel dispensing pumps which are arranged sequentially one after the other.
  • In each of the fuel dispensing pumps, there is a fire extinguisher, a water can, tissues, and a Squeegee
  • There is also a poster that reminds us of the things that should not be done near a petrol station. for eg., Switching off mobile phones, Shut off engine, No smoking etc.,
  • The fuel meter reading display is big and is visible clearly.
  • This shell station has two air-filling units
  • The fuel station also has a convenience store that sells chocolates, biscuits, beverages, light eats, batteries and film rolls
  • If you want to ensure that the quantity is correct, you can also request for a measuring jar and confirm the quantity.
Hereafter, i have decided to re-fuel my car only at a Shell outlet whenever possible. You may never have to worry about the quality or quantity ! I would like every bike/car owner to visit the outlet atleast once and i bet and you will not go elsewhere !

World class company always provides world class service, where-ever it may be!

Truly, I swear by Shell !

These pictures@flickr were taken with my Nokia - 6300 ;-)


Thursday, November 02, 2006

All my Flickr Photos...

This is a slideshow of all the photos that i have uploaded to flickr. I created this using a tool called PictoBrowser.

I also upload my photos at You can use any of my pictures if you like, but just drop me a line to let me know u like it! ;-)

Friday, October 27, 2006

Frozen Moment !

I always wanted to shoot something with high shutter speeds, and the idea stuck me when it was 12 midnight. What favourable condition can you find at 12 in the midnight for shooting a fast object at a higher shutter speed ! I just looked around and found my kitchen sink tap dripping water drop by drop.. Yes, and here is the outcome of that.. and for a contrasting background, I just popped-in the water bottle that was lying nearby.

These high shutter speed photographs are a real treat to the eyes and can catch the real moment to cherish for a life-time.

EXIF : Aperture:f/3.2 Focal length:21.6 Make:Panasonic Model:DMC-FZ4 Shutter speed:1/100 ISO:100 Flash:Yes

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