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My Favorite movies

July 29, 2005 Leave a comment
  • Contact – A sci-fi movie showing the frustrations of a scientist in the world of commons
  • Matrix – An excellent sci-fi movie, great imagination
  • The Miracle Worker – Biography of Hellen Keller, a moving drama
  • The Godfather – Truly amazing, Marlon Brando and Al Pacino have lived in their respective roles. Needless to say the plot of Mario Puzo.
  • Sixth Sense – A masterpiece by M. Night Shyamalan.
  • Unbreakable – Yet another all time great from M. Night Shyamalan.
  • Bicentennial Man – Robin Williams has lived as a Robot. Issac Asimov at his best.
  • The Bridge on the river Kwai – A wonderful plot.

This is what i remember now, I’ll keep editing ūüėČ

This is the American Film Institute’s Top 100 for the century.

This post was triggerred by list maintained by one of my friends. His list can be found here.

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Language Workbenches

July 29, 2005 Leave a comment
Marin Fowler has got some really nice pieces going on Language Workbenches (Domain-Specific Modelling and Domain-Specific Languages).
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From a rocket scientist’s diary ;-)

July 29, 2005 2 comments
Scientists at the Rocket launching station in Thumba, were in the habit of working for nearly 12 to 18 hours a day. There were about Seventy such scientists working on a project. All the scientists were really frustrated due to the pressure of work and the demands of their boss but everyone was loyal to him and did not think of quitting the job.

One day, one scientist came to his boss and told him – Sir, I have promised to my children that I will take them to the exhibition going on in our township. So I want to leave the office at 5 30 pm.

His boss replied – O K, , You are permitted to leave the office early today.

The Scientist started working. He continued his work after lunch. As usual he got involved to such an extent that he looked at his watch when he felt he was close to completion.The time was 8.30 p.m

Suddenly he remembered of the promise he had given to his children. He looked for his boss,,He was not there. Having told him in the morning itself, he closed everything and left for home.

Deep within himself, he was feeling guilty for having disappointed his children.

He reached home. Children were not there.His wife alone was sitting in the hall and reading magazines. The situation was explosive, any talk would boomerang on him.

His wife asked him – Would you like to have coffee or shall I straight away serve dinner if you are hungry.

The man replied – If you would like to have coffee, i too will have but what about Children???

Wife replied- You don’t know – Your manager came at 5 15 p.m and has taken the children to the exhibition.

What had really happened was

The boss who granted him permission was observing him working seriously at 5.00 p.m. He thought to himself, this person will not leave the work, but if he has promised his children they should enjoy the visit to exhibition. So he took the lead in taking them to exhibition

The boss does not have to do it everytime. But once it is done, loyalty is established.

That is why all the scientists at Thumba continued to work under their boss eventhough the stress was tremendous.

By the way , can you hazard a guess as to who the boss was????????
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He was A P J Abdul Kalam.

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Trick

July 21, 2005 1 comment
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Harry Potter Book 6

July 18, 2005 Leave a comment
Yesterday I bought a copy of Harry Potter Book 6, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Just can’t wait till I start reading it ūüėČ
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Google is just amazing

July 7, 2005 Leave a comment

Needless to say, Google is just too good. Check this out.

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Different Opinions have different answer….

July 7, 2005 Leave a comment

You think it is a frog and I think it is horse.

 

We need to respect other’s opinion.

We need to just wait and actively listen to others.

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An impressive resume

July 7, 2005 Leave a comment
 RESUME
 
 EDUCATION /Qualification:
 
 Stood first in BA (Hons), Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh,
 1952; Stood first in MA (Economics), Panjab University, Chandigarh,
¬†1954; Wright’s Prize for distinguished performance at St¬†John’s College,
 Cambridge,
1955 and 1957; Wrenbury scholar, University of  Cambridge,
¬†1957; DPhil (Oxford), DLitt (Honoris Causa); PhD thesis¬†on India’s¬†export competitiveness
 
 OCCUPATION /Teaching Experience:
 
 Professor (Senior lecturer, Economics, 1957-59; 
 Reader, Economics, 1959-63;
 Professor, Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh,
 1963-65; Professor, International Trade, Delhi School of Economics,University  of Delhi,
 1969-71; Honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University,New Delhi,
 1976 and Delhi School of  Economics, University of  Delhi,1996 and Civil Servant
 
 Working Experience/ POSITIONS:
 
 1971-72: Economic advisor, ministry of foreign trade
 
 1972-76: Chief economic advisor, ministry of finance
 
 1976-80: Director, Reserve Bank of India; Director, Industrial Development Bank of India; Alternate governor for India, Board  of governors, Asian Development Bank; Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, IBRD
 
 November 1976 РApril 1980: Secretary, ministry of finance (Department of economic affairs); Member, finance, Atomic Energy Commission;  Member, finance, Space Commission
 
 April 1980 РSeptember 15, 1982: Member-secretary, Planning Commission
 
 1980-83:  Chairman, India Committee of the Indo-Japan joint study committee September 16, 1982 РJanuary 14,
 
1985: Governor, Reserve Bank of India
 
1982-85:  Alternate Governor for India, Board of  governors,  International Monetary Fund
 
1983-84: Member, economic advisory council to the Prime Minister
 
1985: President, Indian Economic Association
 
January 15, 1985 РJuly 31, 1987: Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
 
August 1, 1987 РNovember 10, 1990:  Secretary-general and commissioner, south commission, Geneva
 
December 10, 1990 РMarch 14, 1991: Advisor to the Prime Minister on economic affairs
 
March 15, 1991 – June 20, 1991: Chairman, UGC
 
June 21, 1991 – May 15, 1996: Union finance minister
 
October 1991: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam on Congress ticket
 
 June 1995: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
 
 1996 onwards: Member, Consultative Committee for the ministry of finance
 
 August 1, 1996 РDecember 4, 1997: Chairman,  Parliamentary standing  committee on commerce
 
 March 21, 1998 onwards: Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha
 
 June 5, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on finance
 
 August 13, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on rules
 
 Aug 1998-2001: Member, committee of privileges 2000 onwards: Member, executive committee, Indian parliamentary group
 
 June 2001: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
 
 Aug 2001 onwards: Member, general purposes committee
 
 BOOKS:
 
¬†India’s Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained¬†Growth -Clarendon¬†Press, Oxford University, 1964; also published a large¬†number of
 articles in various economic journals.
 
 OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
 
 Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, 1956
 
 Padma Vibhushan, 1987
 
 Euro money Award, Finance Minister of the Year, 1993;
 
 Asia money Award, Finance Minister of the Year for Asia,  1993 and 1994
 
 INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:
 
 1966: Economic Affairs Officer
 
 1966-69: Chief, financing for trade section, UNCTAD
 
 1972-74: Deputy for India in IMF Committee of Twenty on International  Monetary Reform
 
 1977-79: Indian delegation to Aid-India Consortium Meetings
 
 1980-82: Indo-Soviet joint planning group meeting
 
 1982: Indo-Soviet monitoring group meeting
 
 1993:  Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Cyprus
 1993: Human Rights World Conference, Vienna
 
 RECREATION:
 
 Gymkhana Club, New Delhi; Life Member, India
 International Centre, New Delhi
 
 Personnel Details :
 
 Name: Dr Manmohan Singh
 
 DOB: September 26, 1932
 
 Place of Birth: Gah (West Punjab)
 
 Father: S. Gurmukh Singh
 
 Mother: Mrs Amrit Kaur
 
 Married on: September 14, 1958
 
 Wife: Mrs Gursharan Kaur
 
 Children: Three daughters
 
 Our Prime Minister seems to be the most qualified PM all over the world.
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C# foreach and Dispose

July 1, 2005 Leave a comment
Never knew this info about foreach and Dispose
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