Do your kids desist sleep.

10 10 2008
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A Hindi Lullaby can help the irksome kids to enjoy their getting sleepy। Listen to Gol Gol Ghoomata hai fan on http://myspace.com/mugeek

जिन बच्चों को नींद नहीं आती उनके लिए एक छोटी सी लोरी।

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Mysthetix

9 10 2008
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The mystery of the aesthetic is the surreal golden section. Beauty is yet an array of wondering & wandering confusion.

The golden ratio can be recognised as a threshold of 1 and 2 entities. The interpretation of conflict in this gives rise to the concept of beauty or aesthetics.

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धूप-Sunshine

1 09 2008

आँगन में समय जब बिताती है धूप, रोशन दीवारें तब छुपाती है धूप!
इन नक्शे चेहरों का क्या कहना, चेहरे से जब घूंगता उठाती है धूप!

चल के बदल जाएँ हव्वाओं के रुख, हवा से हवा जब मिलाती है धूप!
साहिल सुन ले तू इस राग को, नदी पर चमक गुनगुनाती है धूप!

बाबुल इसे तू डोली चरहा, तारों की छाओं मैं टिमटिमाती है धूप!
सौदागर इसे यूँ नीलाम कर, कभी तेरे भी काम आती है धूप!





Earn money by investing in property.

2 08 2008
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Hunting for a nice property. Don’t decide by just an amazing appearance.

Where? Which town & colony? Very tough decision indeed.

Narrow plots-not good. Why-as compared to wider counterparts, even without a side alley, lose a lot of space in circulation. Go in for a lesser area but wider plots. Pooling in a house dividing into condos is a great idea!

Finishes and specifications-Ensure the previous owner provides a list of certified specifications and completion documents besides other legal documents. Consult technocrats.

See how well it gets the winter sun in and summer out. Renting and leasing such properties would be less frustrating so more $. Avoid houses shrouded in north-sloping notches.

Try properties with clubbed services and utilities like toilets and kitchens etc. Separate wet areas have lesser maintainable costs.

Try buying framed structures instead of load bearing if you are planning a alteration next 10 years for duplex or rentals etc.

Feel the air inside. Also ensure that it is not such way that water could possible creep in during heavy rains. People do forget this crucial aspect.

Have a feedback from the previous owner /tenent about what problems he faced.

Specially, the bedrooms shouldn’t face a road or rail traffic or airplane noise. Also avoid those properties with cross roads in a way that vehicular headlights fall on windows.

See the details, should not have ant, mole hills etc.

See the potential of surrounding plots and if it can be projected into a holiday resort etc.

Earning the real money-Please consult your technocrat and attorney. Land use plans. Design your house in a way that the first phase (on a side could be where you dwell) and expand yourself . Check out for my future blogs and posts for the same.

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How to hire freelancers and create an asset out of them.

2 08 2008

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Going to freelance sites and expecting a good work is what is desired. Here’s a list of how you can hire:

1. Know what you want to achieve in work. Put down points and make an estimate of how many hours the job can be done.

2.The posting shall consist of identifiable sub-works. Ask your freelance site how these sub-works can be posted-whether as a single project or multiple.

3.The best way to identify core competencies of providers is to draw circles and list the prospective providers. If the circles overlap, it’s good for interactive co-ordination.

4.Start with a small job-$10, then $25, then $100 and so on. Sample an assignment and give a detailed description of what is the goal of the project and technically, what and what not is ti be done. Assigning $10 job to 3 prospective freelancers is not a bad choice-you can always catch up with the faster one.

5.Be clear in identifying deliverables. If you miss a deliverable and you presumably ask it for granted, the freelancer can sway you towards his range and press you for inflated amounts.

6.Use freelancing for services first and then for goods.

7.Keep records of messaging on website, enabling mediation. Emailing and chatting may not be a good choice. Unrecorded phone conversations aren’t since it is very difficult to retrieve memory based commitments.

8.Walk through orientation videos on websites, understand payment systems & policies and chat in the forums for subject related queries.

9.Asking for a paid 10 minute demo ($5) to every provider is not a bad choice.

10.Go clear on the size and type of deliverable. e.g. a walk through with 240×480 pixel resolution 16 frames per second. Movie length 10 seconds. Number of revision sessions-3. Time required-1day. Budget $100.

11. Don’t hesitate to ask for the time sheets in advance if you anticipate that the work would prolong.

Remember, ask full questions and answer to the provider’s queries, than coaxing him to ask reactive ones “What is your qualification?”,”Where are you located?”,”Hey hey”, ” R U there?” or any question which is described on provider’s profile. You might miss out a good, quick & economical provider.

Remember, a freelancer doing a good work truly requires $25 per (billable) hour to cover his expenses and save for his future. If it is a company or consortium it can be more than $200 per hour.

I wish you a happy posting and benefiting.





Choosing the right apartment

2 08 2008
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It’s booming, mushrooming and raining houses in India.

After a lot of queries by the discerning flat buyers I would share few architectural tips on selection of right apartment. Because buying the right apartment would not only reduce your energy cost, but also fetch you greater sale/rental returns. No harms taking a measuring/sonic tape with you.

Avoid flats in the vicinity of aerodromes/railway lines, main roads.

Apartment having decks more of south along with some east sun is best-no matter where the entry is from. Ensure there is no pond, river, sea in that direction.

Buy apartments in the block which have a lot of trees and greenery in the west or a little north.

If you are planning to buy lower floors(4th or 5th). Make sure that they, especially the bedrooms, are not near the main entrance gates. For higher floors, ensure that the parapets should be solid (3′6″-4′ high)

Ensure the ceiling should be at least 9′ high and beams etc shouldn’t be visible. If visible you’ll have to shell in some interior makeover costs.

Try finding ones which have contiguous toilets. This entails maximum open views and ventilation.

See the drawing room. It should have 2-3 adjoining walls so that even if it is too small, it can accommodate maximum perimeter of sofas.

The dining and the kitchen are always near and it is like a lobby. Check that it should at least have a 5′ and 7′ adjoining walls so that a dining table can be well placed without cramming the chairs.

The bedrooms should be in such a way that you walk minimum to go to the wardrobe, toilet and balcony. If you are a right hander then look for a place for the study table so that light enters from the left. Also TV should be in place left or right of the light source.

Checkout for a small latticed drying balcony in NW or SE.

Your entry should be as near to lift but as far from noise from neighbor’s transit. (Former adds value by minimizing vestigial area).

It is not necessary that flats having a 90 degree angle are the most functional.

You are investing your hard earned money into a one time house. Act wisely. Consult your local realtor and technocrat for further advice.

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Earn money by saving

31 07 2008
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We are really into lot of created debt. How?

We are influenced by circles. We do have a lot of friends-some praise us and others not. We are impressed by our friends-by passion and fashion. We are unsatisfied lot if we see our circles do make a lot of trips abroad, have a luxury sedan and a plush villa etc etc.

Does this circle works for us. Yes it really does. We buy a daily care product through network marketing without realizing it was an instilled fear which created a need. We buy a TV just thinking that we would showoff the world. So, aren’t we living just for ourselves but for the society.

To buy the product, just think how it should be like. Go to sites like mouthshut.com & rateitall.com etc and have reviews of the products. They even show the comparative analysis. Buy a thing which suits your temperament. The reviews can be really helpful in finding a product in your imagination near to your budget.

Plan your budget and post purchase monthly expense on the maintenance of the product. Like you plan a car, don’t get mistaken by a less price. Actual expense would be service, insurance, spare parts and fuel etc.

Make a volumetric, weighted and time deliverable measurement standard. When you compare this, you will find the product which offers you the real value for money. Also include the future appreciation of the money.

We do earn a lot, but we spend a lot. Why not we save the money which is also an earning. We can always calender our events with friends, fix up convenient timings and multi task our trip. So we save $5 on fuel in a day. Wow. We run our ACs at 28 degrees and save $1 a day..not bad.

Invest in land on barren crests.

We take up value for money apartments and save…$250 a month…amazing. We buy our daily items and filter out what we really may not need in future. Another $1. Think, keep going and remember to post the feedback, even if bad.

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