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1) Carnatic music should reach masses: CHENNAI, INDIA, December 20, 2001: Carnatic music in its pristine form
should reach the masses, Mr. M. Karpagavinayagam, judge, Madras High
told The Hindu newspaper. Lighting the traditional lamp to mark the
inaugural of the Rasika Ranjani Sabha's annual music festival 2001-
said flawless music gained prominence only when it reached the common
He called upon music organizations to motivate and draw the younger
generation into their fold by propagating the joy of carnatic music.
R. Santhanakrishnan, sabha president, said efforts were on to revive
sabha's sastriya sangeetha school of music. The auditorium renovation
be carried out with the assistance of sponsors, rasikas, and well
2) BizReport : Brits Do Their E-Shopping & E-Banking At Work: Internet usage figures published this morning show that the average
Brit seems to do a lot more than simply work at their place of
employment. Many, the NetValue analysis says, seem do a sizeable
amount of online shopping and banking during their working hours. The
October figures from the Internet research firm, which have just been
expanded to cover work and university Internet access, show that 7.8
million Brits - 25% of the workforce - now access the Net from their
place of employment. The problem, the research firm says, is that
many also access the Net during their normal working hours - i.e.,
when they should be working.
3) Muslim Life in America - Office of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State: Islam is considered one of the fastest-growing religions in the
United States today.
4) vnunet.com: SAP will back .Net: German software giant SAP AG said it would back both Microsoft's .Net
strategy and rival Sun Microsystems' Java technology, rebutting
reports this week that SAP would give its full backing to the Sun
platform.SAP North American spokesperson Bill Wohl said a lot of
interest had been created by the inaccurate and incomplete newspaper
story. "We've spent the last 24 hours trying to balance it."
According to Wohl, the UK's Financial Times got the story wrong; they
relied on the wrong sources.
5) what is life all about ?: You are up and you are happy.
You are down and you are sad.
All ups and downs help you to find a balance in your being.
This is what life is all about.
Once balanced, no more ups and downs, but bliss and joy and silence
7) The Wellsprings of Horror in the Cradle: Alice Miller, a 1986 recipient of the Janusz
Korczak Literary Award by the Anti-Defamation League, has sought to
answers to the tragedy of terrorism and the people who perpetrate it.
believes, "On the basis of the research I have done into the childhood
histories of the most ruthless dictators, like Hitler, Stalin, Mao or
Ceaucescu, terrorism in general and the recent horrifying attacks on
United States are a macabre but precise demonstration of what happens
millions and millions of children the world over in the name of good
parenting." She adds that "nobody comes to the world with the wish to
destroy. Every newborn, independently from the culture, religion or
origins needs to love, be loved, protected, and respected. This is his
biological design. If he is maltreated by the cruel upbringing he will
develop the very strong wish to take revenge. He will be driven to
others or himself but only by his history and never by inborn genes.
suppression and subsequent denial of early rage that often ends up in
with an endless number of ideologies." Miller resides in Switzerland
hosts a website www.alice-miller.com where her readers can share their
experiences with others.
8) hibakusha: On September 11, I became a modern version of a hibakusha. That’s
what Japanese people who lived through the Hiroshima atomic bombings
in World War II called themselves. This translates to "explosion-
affected persons." They were careful not to refer to themselves
as "survivors" because that word’s emphasis on being alive could
slight the sacred dead.
9) Line56.com: SAP Denies FT Report on .Net : SAP denied a report in today's edition of The Financial Times that
CEO Hasso Plattner will announce that his company will choose Sun's
J2EE architecture over rival Microsoft's .Net platform. "The
Financial Times coverage was just wrong," says Bill Wohl, North
American spokesman at SAP. "For the last eight months, Mr. Plattner
has talked about SAP's strategy of openness. And next Tuesday, we'll
announce our next generation technology architecture... that will
support .Net, J2EE and much more."
10) Magician Loses Its Sparkling Touch: SAP, Europe's largest software maker, had been doing so well this
year that it was starting to look more like the work of black magic
than skilful management. That, at least, was the impression until
recently when it became the last sizeable player in its devastated
sector to issue a profit warning. No longer under the spell, analysts
are now wondering whether the warning was a blip or the prelude to
more serious problems for the German group. At the very least, they
say, the episode has pointed to serious weaknesses that must be
addressed quickly. One of them lies in SAP's handling of its last
results announcement, which not only irritated investors but also
fanned fears the group may have lost "visibility" on developments in
its market...As Mr Ashton puts it: "You can have the biggest firework in the
world, it is no good if you do not have the audience."
11) SAP Chooses Sun Micro Platform Over Microsoft : SAP, Europe's biggest software group, has decided not to use
Microsoft's .Net software platform and is instead backing a competing
offering from Sun Microsystems. Hasso Plattner, SAP chief executive,
will announce next week that the German group is to adopt Sun's J2EE
architecture, a development platform for enterprise software based on
the Java programming language, to run SAP software. SAP's move is
likely to be a blow to Microsoft, as the German group has one of the
largest customer bases of any business software developer.
13) MOFGA - the MOF&G:2001 - Dr. Vandana Shiva: When Dr. Vandana Shiva attended the Maine
Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the Common Ground
in September, she brought with her a stirring message. Honored as an
international leader in her promotion of organic farming, she flew
home in Doon Valley, India, on a flight after the terrorist attacks.
courage and fortitude, she has advocated organic methods of farming
core and essence of a peaceful society. When plants are able to grow
natural means in rich soil untouched by the violence of chemicals, the
result is peaceful farmers and families. Dr. Vandana herself has seen
results of chemically ravaged land farmed by huge corporations in the
Punjab. Local farmers, unable to make a living for their families,
their dignity and respect. After praising the MOFGA for their work in
endorsing organic farming, Dr. Vandana drew parallels in this area
own organic farm in the foothills of the Himalayas
14) United States Response to CBW Terrorism and Domestic Preparedness: A cartoonist couldn't have done that deliberately.
15) India may dominate global economy, says Marc Faber (The Financial Express: Investor): India and the other emerging markets have a bright future and may
eventually dominate the global economy, if Dr Marc Faber is to be
believed. The Hong Kong-based investment advisor has predicted the
rise of emerging economies vis-a-vis the US. He also hinted that the
next boom may not be lead by the much hyped technology sector
16) BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Top award for Indian film singer: "If your thoughts remain simple, your face remains young, and your
voice, youthful." - WOW
20) Who\'s Fast 2002: This year's Who's Fast celebration presents 11 unsung
heroes and rising stars -- high-impact figures from all
walks of life and from all kinds of companies and
organizations. These are neither the most famous people
in business nor the richest. These are people who
matter because of the reach of their ideas and the
depth of their impact -- people who are shaping the
future of strategy, competition, work, and change.
21) Tech-visa workers feel heat: "The mood at work turned from cordial to antagonistic," Prasad says.
Because of Sept. 11 and the ensuing assaults on Indians, his mother,
who still lives in India, has urged him to move to India because she
fears for his safety.
22) America Attacked 9 1 1: Dedicated to the men, women and children who lost their lives;
all those who sacrificed their lives;
And to all the Heroes that responded to the emergency 11 September
23) Prayer and Pregnancy 10/17/01: Researchers at Columbia University, expressing surprise at their own
findings, are reporting that women at an in vitro fertilization
clinic in Korea had a higher pregnancy rate when, unknown to the
patients, total strangers were asked to pray for their success.
26) Navigating isn\'t fun: To the user, each successive screen is the equivalent of a new window
or dialog in conventional software. My axiom is: "A window is another
room. Have a good reason to go there." If the user is working on
information on one screen, don't send her to another screen to work
on that same information.
28) Degree.net Central: The Degree.net web site and its tie-in line of books were established
to provide quality information on education, both traditional and
nontraditional. We aim to be the number one source of honest,
unbiased information on degree-granting institutions worldwide
31) Thistle 9.11 - World Vegetarian Day: The MIT Vegetarian Support Group and Students for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals (SETA) jointly staffed a booth in the Student
Center on Monday to celebrate World Vegetarian Day and observe World
Farm Animals Day. The booth included free vegetarian food samples,
provided by MIT Food Services. The groups passed out information on
factory farming and screened John Robbins' video "Diet for a New
32) AlterNet -- 13 Questions for Bush about America\'s Anti-terrorism Crusade: Mainstream journalists in the United States often function more like
a fourth branch of government than a feisty fourth estate. If
anything, the patterns of media bias that characterize sycophantic
reporting in "peacetime" are amplified during a war or a national
33) Knowledge@Wharton - Confessions of a Recovering Workaholic: For many years Jonathan Lazear spent long hours building a literary
agency whose success brought him the usual trappings - large house,
new cars, expensive vacations. It wasn't until he realized that his
work habits had led him to ignore virtually every other part of his
life that he stepped back - and wrote a book. In The Man Who Mistook
His Job for a Life, Lazear talks about being addicted to work and
offers advice to help readers avoid the same fate.
36) SAP India To Double Staff: Despite the general economic slowdown, SAP India , the local arm of
the German software giant, plans to double its employee strength in
India over the next 12 months. SAP India has an employee strength of
around 520 and plans to increase this number to about 1,000 within
the next year, said Zia Yusuf, managing director, SAPMarkets, Asia-
Pacific solutions. It has plans to increase its presence in India to
cater to the growing market.
37) Is the world's favourite hate figure to blame? Osama Bin Laden: He will have watched satellite television, he will have sat in the
corner of his room, brushing his teeth as he always did, with a
mishwak stick, thinking for up to a minute before speaking
38) A Brahmin\'s Cow Tales : OutLookIndia.com: Beef—it's the oldest shibboleth in the Indian mind. It is with
textual evidence from Hindu, Buddhist and Jain canons that historian
D.N. Jha takes on the sacred cow.
39) Travel to Dresden - Germany: Dresden's residents say they live in Germany's most beautiful city.
Even after years of some neglect during the time of the GDR, Dresden
has a singular attraction, and is getting better all the time.
42) Luigi Cornaro: How to Live 100 Years -- La vita Sobra: He cut down his intake of food to twelve ounces of solid foods and
fourteen ounces of wine. He called his system la vita sobra, which
became the name of the book he wrote later, "The Sober Life." With
this small intake of food, Luigi immediately began to feel better. At
the end of the year he was completely free of all his health
43) historia : With this application, you don't write your story chronologically,
from beginning to end. You write your story one memory at a time. The
application takes care of inserting the memory on your 'memory map'
based on the date it took place
44) Managing the Digital Enterprise | Open Courseware | Professor Michael Rappa: Type the description here.
45) Managing the Digital Enterprise | Business Models: Business models are perhaps the most discussed and least understood aspect of the web. There is so much talk about how the web changes traditional business models. But there is little clear-cut evidence of exactly what this means.
In the most basic sense, a business model is the method of doing
business by which a company can sustain itself -- that is, generate
revenue. The business model spells-out how a company makes money by
specifying where it is positioned in the value chain.
46) Microsoft shows off research goodies - Tech News - CNET.com: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on Wednesday demonstrated technologies
for transcribing spoken Chinese, making handheld computers aware of
when they're being touched and moved, and adding emotion to computer
slide shows. At an event recognizing the 10th anniversary of
Microsoft Research, Gates indulged his fondness for technology,
raising hopes for a world where computers will become more
useful. "The message you'll get is one of incredible optimism," he
said as he described Microsoft's vision for its research labs.
48) How to Stress Less -- And Smarter: "So many people have been living stressful lives for so long that they've become desensitized. It's kind of like living in the flight path of O'Hare airport. After a while, you stop hearing the big jets overhead."
-- Dan Baker, director of Canyon Ranch family business group
49) Relax when you meditate...: Relax when you meditate... just let the body be there, the mind be there, and you are neither. You are a watcher. Watch the body, watch the mind, and remember: you are simply the watcher. Bodies come and go, mind changes every moment, only the watcher remains for eternity. This watcher is your original face.
If you cannot see another world you are blind. If you do not know how to say a gentle word, when it is necessary, you are dumb. If you are tormented by too many desires you are poor. If you have a contented heart you are rich.