Dasvidaniya 2016… Konnichiwa 2017

Another year ended. Leaving behind memories, good, bad, some to remember forever, and some to forget. New year coming with lots more Hopes, Wishes, promises, Good times, Great Times, Laughter, cheer . . .

By the way Dasvidaniya means Goodbye in Russian & Konnichiwa means Welcome in Japanese!!!

So here’s a small note for you on the eve of New Year 2017 –

  • Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Grab life by the mane.
  • Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions.
  • Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God.
  • Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution.
  • Stop repeating the past and start creating the future.
  • Stop playing it safe and start taking risks.
  • Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Enjoy the journey.
  • Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life.
  • Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right, with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze a new trail. Criticize by creating.
  • Worry less about what people, think and more about what God thinks. Don’t try to be who you’re not.
  • Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away.
  • And a last thought . . smile 🙂
Tasteless Koffee with Karan!

Tasteless Koffee with Karan!

Never a big of Karan Johar or his movies or his stupid chat shows! Yesterday while flipping the channels happened to watch the latest seasons, first episode with Salman Khan! Now when Salman is there its obvious there will be questions about his deeds (Black Buck, Drink and drive, Shahrukh fights etc) and obviously Katrina Kaif!

So I watched the whole episode which was nothing more than a C grade bollywood film with Best Actors!!! Questions were Stupid, Jokes were lame, Salman was acting (Which is ironical cos he cant act in Movies!)

Salman Khan

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Western Union reveals the world’s most networked person!!

26-year old charity worker from Portugal tops the Western Union Network Challenge to be named the world’s most globally connected individual

A 26-year old Portuguese charity worker has today been named as the world’s most networked person. Hugo Pereira from Lisbon, Portugal, has topped the Network Challenge, a global search for the most globally connected individual on Facebook.

The Network Challenge was launched by a leading money transfer provider, Western Union, in July this year to mark its 160th Anniversary and celebrate its status as one of the world’s most globally connected companies, with more than 470,000 Agent locations in over 200 countries and territories*.

The global search was fuelled by a new interactive, online Application called Your World. It visualises Facebook users’ global connections and awards a score for how globally connected they are. Users can compare their ranking against their Facebook Friends; others in their country and others in the world.

With 4,932 friends in 124 different locations across the globe, and a Network Score of 476133, Portuguese national, Hugo Pereira, beat more than 250,000 Your World users worldwide to claim the title of the world’s most globally connected person. By comparison, the average person in India has a Network Score of 1124 with 102 friends in 11 different locations.

Mr. Pereira attributes his feat to years of networking in his role as global president of charity AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-led organisation, which has 60,000 active members in more than 1,800 universities in 110 countries and territories.

To celebrate Mr Pereira’s status, Western Union will invite him to use his impressive global network as a force for good next month. He will be given the opportunity to invite his Facebook Friends to participate in Western Union’s launch of a major new initiative.

Commenting on his win, Mr Pereira said:

“I’m astounded to be named the world’s most networked person. The reach of my social network is testament to the work of AIESEC, which is all about creating positive global connections. “We aim to help societies understand each other by providing students with the opportunity to collaborate in global teams and live and work abroad. He continued: “I’m excited to be able to work with Western Union next month to use my global network to support good causes. I’m moving on from AIESEC to work for a healthcare charity in India called ICHHA, so hope to be able to make even more global connections in the meantime.”

Western Union President and CEO, Hikmet Ersek, said:

“As someone who already uses his global network for good, Mr Pereira is very deserving of his new title. As a globally connected brand it certainly seems fitting that Western Union teams up with the world’s most globally networked person to lend our support to good causes, together.”

Western Union will announce the full details of its new initiative when it unveils its global brand campaign on November 1st 2011.

To find out how your global network score compares to Mr. Pereira’s visit www.westernunionworld.com/yourworld and type in your Facebook log-in details.

Are you well networked in ‘Your World’? Then take away an IPod Shuffle!!

Wikipedia defines a Social Network as:

A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called “nodes”, which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, dislike, sexual relationships, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige.

and to build such social network, there are Social Networking websites. If you are not on any of the social networking websites listed here, please excuse us. (u can read other interesting articles on gadgets,  here). But if you are present on the social networking sites, especially on Facebook, theres something interesting for you!!

In celebration of its 160th anniversary, global payment services company Western Union has announced the launch of a hunt for the most networked person in the world using Facebook presence as a parameter. Western Union is calling for India’s most globally connected individuals to step forward and take the Western Union Network Challenge at www.westernunionworld.com/yourworld

Its an interactive, online application called ‘Your World’ which visualises Facebook fans’ global connections and users receive a score (“World Index”) that shows how globally connected they are. They can compare their ranking against their Facebook friends, against others in their country and against others globally.

Here’s my World Index:

Western Union - umennet

Visit www.westernunionworld.com, take part in the contest mentioned below &  you could win a cool IPod Shuffle!!

Contest Mechanism:

In the comments section post the following:

1. Answer a simple question –

Which country received the most remittance in the year 2000?

2.  Post the screen shot of your World index (as shown above) on your Facebook profile and share the link of image with us

3. The contest closes on Sep 1, 2011. Sep 25th, 2011.

4. The winner will be announced on the blog on Sep 5, 2011. Sep 30th, 2011


Your answer in the comments section should be like this:

1) England

2) https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/303209_10150274032126270_626836269_8029821_5506847_n.jpg

All the best!!!

BoobQuake – the cleavage protest

You must have seen the word boobquake across internet in many sites, social networks etc. The recent boobquake protest across the internet is the brain child of a college student Jennifer McCreight, a self-described atheist, feminist and geek “trapped in Indiana”. It all started on 26th April, She took over  issue with Hojatoleslam Kazim Sadeghi’s message in Tehran, the Iranian capital.

“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,” A senior Iranian cleric, Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

“When promiscuity spreads, earthquakes increase,” he said. “There is no way other than taking refuge in religion and adapting ourselves to Islamic behavior.”

Jennifer McCreight, who is pursuing a double major in genetics and evolution, invited on her blog, inviting women to gather at the Purdue Bell Towerin your immodest clothing to represent Boobquake” to join for a scientific experiment to test Sedighi’s hypothesis! Read more