Friday, April 30, 2010

Fortune favors the Brave

Fortune favors the brave- The saying goes like this, success belong to those who are willing to take risks. Success belongs only to the brave and courageous. History is full of mention of people who have rewritten history through their courage and valor- Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar, Chhatrapati Shivaji and so on.

A popular saying goes, "Attitude defines Altitude." It is the attitude, passion and motivation that determines the extent of success which a person can achieve. A person must develop a winning and optimistic attitude which is indispensable for success. It is the attitude that motivates a person to work hard in the right direction.

Another popular saying goes, "Victory is not just crossing the goal line; rather it is the process of crossing the opposition and then reaching the goal line. What it means is that success is not an abrupt phenomenon, it is as culmination of process marked by long and relentless struggle. Take the example of Abraham Lincoln. After facing a series of failures and defeats he went on to hold the most prestigious office that of the President of the United States.

I would like to conclude with the words quoted by William Jennings Bryan, "Destiny is no matter of chance, it a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."

Friday, April 23, 2010

Synopsis 1- Godfather by Mario Puzo

       This book by Mario Puzo is work of genius. It has got everything-all the ingredients of a blockbuster novel- suspense, thrill and drama. Once you start this book, you cannot put it down.
       The story given in this book is very riveting and keeps you interested till the very last page.It speaks about Don Corleone- a honorable, just and reasonable man and his mafia in New York. It speaks about the cunning ways by which he runs his mafia and manages the various people. It also speaks about his family.

        This book is divided into nine parts and I particularly liked the first and the eighth part, although the other parts are also very good and interesting.

My favorite line from the book:

' Let your friends underestimate your abilities and let your opponents overestimate your your faults , that's the greatest blessing you can have.'

Monday, April 19, 2010

3 Generation (3G) : A new dimension to the telecom boom

                India which is the fastest growing  mobile phone market is on its way to a major transformation. The 3G auction will add a new dimension to the telecom sector. First day, first show saw 12 percent higher bids than the fixed base price of Rs. 3,500 crore. Nine bidders put on the table a total of Rs.12,000 crore and that's already one third of the officially projected revenue haul of around Rs.35,000 crore. Cash inflow from the auction is expected to exceed the government's estimation. The 3G auction and the revenue generated from it will reduce the fiscal deficit substantially. It is expected that the fiscal deficit will be trimmed to 5.5 percent of GDP in 2010-11.

                For consumers, use of 3G technology will take their mobile experience to the next level. 3G allows various features like high speed internet, video streaming , calling and conferencing, TV viewing , online movies and games, content download, data sharing and transfer.
                On their part, the telecom companies may expect good returns on the environment, Going by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) report that 150 million cellphone users had subscribed to data and internet services by end of 2009. India is also expected to overtake US to become the second largest mobile phone market. Right now US and India has approximately 260.5 and 250.9 million wireless users. It will be good foe everybody, if competition among operators ensures affordability.