Wednesday, November 23, 2016

On Being Workholic

I'll be late if there is no work at office

Workaholic person is the one who spend most of his or her time in office because that person finds it's addictive. But, the more addictive, the less productive is the reality. Of course a workaholic person is void of Monday blues and other ill-feelings related to going back to work. But the addictive element can ruin the professional life in the long term. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Learning is Fun and Creative

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Learning when fun oriented can create wonders. Looking at the real life applications is one of the key ingredient for successful learning. A positive vibe by the teacher can make the whole process interactive and less effort. A boring subject can be turned into very interesting by adding stories or anecdote to the content. That way students will find it interesting about what he or she is doing. It brings another point, learn it by doing. Yes, the principle remains the same, you are prototyping a real life problem and arrive at a solution.



Thursday, November 10, 2016

You're A Cute Little Dog



You're a cute little dog.
Waving your tail every time you see me.
You appear from nowhere and you disappear somewhere.

You're a free dog
Go anywhere you like



Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Kids Story Mission Bingo



Visiting the park, Andrea never thought it would be an exciting turn of events. Read the story of Bingo and Andrea. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MPZQ338.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Infinite Loop Of Learning and Unlearning

To learn something, unlearn something!

On Learning

Let me begin with a common scenario. An inquisitive young boy grabs a toy. What do you expect? Play? Yes, he will start playing. But you just can't expect he will go on playing with that toy. Because sooner or later he will make that into pieces. What's the psychology behind that? Yes the curiosity prompted him to do such action. He wants to know how the toy is made up of or what makes the toy moving or making sound.

All of us have an urge to learn new things. When we see something new, we ask many questions to get satisfying answers. Yes, that's learning. In that perspective, learning is a life long process. Age doesn't matter. Keep on learning and we discover new things and a reason to go ahead.

Knowledge as we have it today has been subjected to constant interaction of culture, religion and science. It is from Generation after Generation.  As humans, we have amazed lot of knowledge on different subjects and the hunting it is still continuing.

On Unlearning

To complete the learning process, there is lot of unlearning is sometimes involved. That's how the science has been progressing all the way to our times. Old theories made way to new theories and still it may change. This is how we should see it. To learn new things, we have to unlearn old things with an open mind. This is the most difficult part for many people as they tend to become adamant as they they get older. As many think they are themselves masters about the subject, it's a false positive. Never get into that attitude as it will ruin your career and will have a very bad effect on your personal life. People will see you as arrogant and they will get distanced from you.

Life is a great teacher and during the journey of life many of our assumptions may found to be wrong and we are required change our assumptions and even attitudes. People who are open to such unlearning will emerge as ultimate winners.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Some Thoughts On Real Estate Investment

what time is the right time?

Investment in real estate will not always yield good returns. Real estate market always fluctuates. With every policy decisions, real estate prices witnesses huge fluctuations. As one of the main pillar of the economy of a country, it functions as an indicator how strong the economy is. 

As in the every other market, real estate market also function on the basic principle, that is, the demand vs supply decides the price. Rumours also causes the price sky rocket.  

The rise and fall of economy is closely tied with the housing prices. Remember the housing bubble some years back. What happened was banks were lending too much money and people started investing in the real estate thinking that it will never come down. Housing prices were testing the new limits and then? What happened?  Soon the bubble broke and prices came down sharply. Many people were homeless. Banks who were once lending without asking too many questions has made themselves in a very bad situation. They became desperate in auctioning the houses at their disposal adding to this fall in housing prices. 


Inkscape A Great Companion For Graphic Design

Image created in Inkscape vector software
Inkscape is a great opensource software that can be used to produce some amazing graphics illustration. It's ideal for you if you don't have money to buy expensive graphics software. For quite a few years I have been experimenting with Inkscape learning new techniques on how to create vector images nicely.

What is Vector ?

Ordinary image types tends to loose resolution when they are resized to a higher size. This makes them unusable in certain situation where a large scaling is required. Unlike images that are of the type jpeg,png, vector images retains their resolution whatever the size you resize them. That's the basic characteristic of a vector image which makes it very useful in the print and digital media. Inkscape has some great features through which you can create stunning vector images. All you should know is the basic understanding of how vector images can be manipulated using various tools available in the software.

Recently I started submitting my illustrations to shutterstock. For vector submissions, we are required to upload both a jpg file and an eps file. Jpg file conversion is not available in the Inkscape. What I am doing now is first export the image to png format and using mspaint I open the .png file and save it in jpg format. It is very easy. Vector files are stored in Inkscape using svg format. But to upload to shutterstock I need to upload both .jpg and .eps files a the same time. I needed to convert the .svg format to .eps format. It is also very simple. Simply save the svg file as .eps format. So far my experience is great with the Inkscape and would like to learn more. You can review my shutterstock image set here.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Logical Perspective and a New Perspective to understand what Life is all about.

scientist
scientist

Thinking Logically


A Scientist has a different thought stream, relates everything that's around him or her with the science.  Logical thinking is what they call it. Logical thinking leads to discovering new theories explore the unexplored to find more about life and its surroundings.  To define science it is an effort in explaining the nature and the rules governing it by way of observation and experiments.

A New Perspective? 


In the logical perspective the question that's still not surely answered by science is that how come these rules came into existence without somebody intelligently defined them and implemented? That's a million dollar question science is trying to Decode. Yes, the word decode means something that's already been encoded. Modern science is able to decode DNA to some extent. DNA is decoded to read the numerous instructions that is meticulously PROGRAMMED into it. Who encoded these instructions so that we can decode them now. Think about it and you will find an answer if you think logically.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Success With Shutterstock for Photographers and Graphic Designers

Is it not a good idea to earn on what you enjoy most? Many talented photographers and illustrators have found it very remunerative uploading their images to Shutterstock sit back and enjoy good money in their pockets.

Shuterstock [affiliate link] is a great place where you can earn money out by licensing out your stock photography or design elements. It's also a great place to showcase your talent, especially with its Catalogue manager you can organise your work in categories to make it more searchable for your customers. Signup and get people discover your files and get paid every time your images are downloaded. Once you signup with the site, it's time to upload your images. Some good photographers and Illustrators earn good stream of income through this micrstock site.

Becoming A Contributer

Shutterstock has changed its policy that previously required to have at least 10 approved images to become a contributor.  Now just with one image you can become a contributor. Submit one your best photograph or illustration and wait for a few minutes and check your email. If your image is approved, you will get a reply from them to that effect. If not approved, the reply will have the reason why it is not approved and you should start working on that. If you are talented, you'll get approved in the first submission itself. If you are getting a rejection mail, don't worry, after a few submission attempts most people becomes a successful contributor.

Wishing you all the best photographers and illustrators. Don't wait just signup [affiliate link] and start earning on your talent.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Thinkers

Think

Need of the Day: Clarity of Thinking. Unbiased Attitude.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Elephant and Mahout

During my one of recent tours, I saw an elephant. A big one that stood elegantly =. The animal was very big but the tool used to make the elephants obey commands is simply a wooden rod with a metal hook. The mahout, the person who take care of the animal always carry this tool to give instructions. Actually, the Mahout and the elephant enjoys a close relationship. There will be one assistant to Mahout to help him in taking care of the animal.

Expectations Survival

expectations girl
We are living on expectations, our dreams, something that makes us move forward. When life seems to be an endless road our dreams make us happy, gives us a reason to drag on.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

It's a Skyscraper World

skyscrapers and the aeroplane

Every city has its own landmark skyscrapers. They define the new landscapes for cities. These huge tall buildings make its own identity by letting you the glimpse of the city when you look from an aeroplane. Every skyscraper has its own story related to design and construction.


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Anything You Do, Do It With Passion




Doing something halfheartedly will not make you successful and not at all productive in the long run. From a career perspective too it will be disastrous. If there is a serious gap between what a person want to do and what he or she is taught to do then that person should make some adjustments to bring down this gap to deliver the passion in the right direction.

Do It With Passion


People are born with a passion, a passion is always within us to do things that interests us. The challenge is to identify our passion and ignite it to become successful. Working towards a passion is the most rewarding experience one can ever have. A person who likes his job is the the happiest one on the earth and is likely to finish the work quick and perfect. It is a mindset to do more and a positive outlook towards life. What would you do if you are not happy with your job, but still forced to continue your job?  It's a hard question for many people. It's not wise changing job every time just because you didn't like the job. Instead try to love your job or change the outlook and you will definitely find a difference.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Pretty Cool

sliding girl

Hi Folks, To enjoy life face stay cool. In life don't worry or get too excited. Look at a kid and learn how he or she understands the life around. They're eager to learn and never hesitate to take help from others. Understand what is expected from your life.

As the time withers, we all get old and loose charm. To stay healthy just indulge in some kind of hobby or something that adds to your productivity and creativity. Another way to tell this is to help others when the need help. It gives you immense pleasure and satisfaction as a human being. There is nothing better than seeing how people are influenced by you and get better in life. Look for opportunities to help others.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

In Search Of Water

insearch of water
insearch of water

Scarcity of water is a major issue that's facing poor and developing countries around the world. Clean water simply remains as a dream for many. Millions are forced to use water from unclean resources that leads to the spread of water-borne diseases. The 2016 summer was the highest ever recorded in centuries.

Water is becoming scarce and scarce each day due to pollution and factors that are beyond human control. The only solution is to implement a good water management. It involves educating people on how to use water efficiently, identifying polluting agents and cleaning the natural water resources. It is a big area where we all need to pay more attention to ensure the proper disbursement of clean water to millions.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Runaway From Life



Running Away in life is the first thought that comes in a lazy person mind when troubles strike. Why? It's simple. They fear facing the reality and perplexed how to overcome it. Instead of being proactive, they choose a hide and seek philosophy. These people loose confidence and exploited by others.

But the reality is not always that harsh they think. Unfortunately many who runaway from life fails to realize this.  What could offer some help is reading about people who've undergone such situations and learning how they had come in terms with the circumstances can help. These real life stories can help them overcome fear and face reality. Bible is a rich source of stories about people who have faced dire circumstances who've bravely fought against such odd things. One such example is the story of Job.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On a Rainy Day

on a rainy day

Rains are awesome.


They're refreshing, breathes a fresh reason to live.



Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Fashion Statement

fashionshow
Fashion Statement


Fashion always changes! that's the business. Each wind of change brings a new set of designs and patterns to be followed. 















Fashion always changes.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Love will Find a Way

a fine day

A Fine Day in our life.


Concrete Jungle


Growing cities attracts large crowd to them. 
Big cities create a culture with them.
High rises defines the landscape. They are again and again redefined.





Monday, March 14, 2016

Read News Paper Daily



Hey there, What's up? No news is good news?
Read news paper daily to live in the real world.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Life Simple


Life is to enjoy our surroundings. Look around you, there are many things we can derive happiness from. Everything God has created for us is to feel us happy and nourished. The birds, flowers, trees all do their duty without a mistake.

The variety of food we eat, drink proves that God created us with a purpose, that is enjoy life. Isn't it?
 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Life Is A Balancing Act


Balancing Walk
Let me begin this with a positive note. We all want happiness in our life. To that end, we do many things, decisions are part of our life. Some of our decisions are good while others may prove wrong in the years to come.

The more we view our life, it is a balancing act. There are many decisions to be made in our short life span. Knowing how why we take these decisions are important. Before we take every step, we think twice, because we assume the responsibility and aware about the fact that we have to bear the consequences. Taking each and every step seriously considering what lies ahead means doing a job perfectly. Just avoid multi-tasking. That's not something for common people. Do one thing at a time. Move with consistency and preparedness. That's something professionalism demands. People with such attitudes can climb ladder of success effortlessly.

Our decisions, big or small means a big difference in our life's quality. Our decisions can bring success to our business or job.  Rather than just being optimistic, why not work towards a definite goal set for ourselves. That way, we are gaining ourselves a sense of pride and trust-worthiness from our colleagues.  Be honest and responsible and make your life and others happy.

All the best to my readers and wish you a successful career ahead. Keep the good work!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Choosing The Right Time To Talk

If you want to be heard, wait for the right time. As Ecclesiastes 3:2-8 puts it
"A right time to shut up and another to speak up"

It requires patience and observation skills to wait for the right time to start speaking. Sometimes it could be an answer to a question or a reply to a letter, but serving it at a wrong time will be disastrous. Yes, I used that word "disastrous" because ignoring the circumstances will have bitter consequence. Sometimes we feel sorry about what we spoke or wrote under a tiring circumstance. "Oh, I shouldn't have talked like that", then we apologize. Although an apology can turn the situation lighter, the damage is sometimes irrevocable and permanent. 




Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Don't Complicate



Human mind lies in two ranges, simple and complicated. A person with complicated mindset will have a difficult time ahead. They review everything with a negative note. On the contrary, a person with a simple mind will have a positive outlook and get things done quickly.

Our whole life (work,life,business and everything else) depends upon the outlook we have towards things around us. A simple person can make complicated things simple, while a  complicated person can't make complicated things simple. A simple mind can accept things as it is and a complicated mind complains about everything that's happening around. Simply put, a balanced view is what is required.

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