Monday, 31 December 2007

Wish you all a very happy New year!


May this new year bring in a lot of good luck, health, prosperity,well being and peace to all of us .

Have fun and take care , meet you all in 2008 :)

Monday morning Inspiration # 16

I'm sorry that my MMI comes a little late this time , had some problem with my laptop so had to wait till my mom returns from work to use her lap top . Thank you all for your continuous support , this has indeed inspired me to put more of MMI s here :)

So here goes this weeks inspiration , may be the first one for the coming year too :)


A simple gesture could save someone’s life. No, that does not happen every time but it pays to be kind to someone.
Mark was walking home from school one day when he noticed that the boy ahead of him had tripped and dropped all the books he was carrying, along with two sweaters, a baseball bat, a glove and a small tape recorder.
Mark knelt down and helped the boy pick up the scattered articles. Since they were going the same way, he helped to carry part of the burden. As they walked, Mark discovered the boy's name was Bill, that he loved video games, baseball and history. He was having a lot of trouble with his other subjects and that he had just broken up with his girlfriend.
Mark went home after dropping Bill at his house. They continued to see each other around school, had lunch together once or twice, and then both graduated from junior high school. They ended up in the same high school, where they had brief contacts over the years. Finally the long-awaited senior year came.
Three weeks before graduation, Bill asked Mark if they could talk.
Bill reminded him of the day years ago when they had first met. "Do you ever wonder why I was carrying so many things home that day?" asked Bill. "You see, I cleaned out my locker because I didn't want to leave a mess for anyone else. I had stored away some of my mother's sleeping pills and I was going home to commit suicide.
But after we spent some time together talking and laughing, I realized that if I had killed myself, I would have missed that time and so many others that might follow. So you see, Mark, when you picked up my books that day, that simple gesture, you did a lot more. You saved my life."

So, lets all help whenever we can . The small deed that we do might be something of great value for the person in need .

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Sunday, 30 December 2007

Do you have a bad credit history? Worry no more

Bad credit consumers are those who have less than perfect credit . In that case they may face a lot of trouble in acquiring loans , credit cards and anything that deals with their finance. To solve all that problem, here is a website that deals with bad credit loans. So, here is a full stop to your worries about getting loans even if you have less than perfect credit.

Bad credit offers has a list of some of the best sites which offers loans under different categories like auto loans, home loans, personal loans, credit cards etc to consumers with bad credit rating. You can also compare the listed websites and choose what best suits you .

To find out your credit report and score click here.

Credit cards, home loans, auto loans for consumers with less than perfect credit rating.

They also provide you with information on credit repair services helping you in providing a solution for clearing debts and building more creadits thereby bring more financial stability. So, those with bad credit history can not jus' get loans but also solutions to solve their problem and have a financially stable year from 2008 .

Saturday, 29 December 2007


Its being a season of love, bonding, friendship, giving, sharing , happiness and all other good things around us . On this fine note, Im happy to announce that I will be spreading the concept of Pay-it-forward through my blog. I came across this concept in Preetilata's blog in which I also participated , so here is my turn to send a small handmade gift to the first 3 blog friends who comment in this post who in turn accept to play pay-it-forward and post about it in their blog.

This is how the challenge goes "I promise to send a small handmade gift to the first three people who reply to this post on my blog, specifying that they accept the PIF challenge. I do not know what the gift will be as of now, but it will be something personalized and I promise to have it delivered to them within one year from today, no matter what. Of course, as the name indicates, the condition is that all three of them must in turn pay it forward the same way, by putting up a post linking to this one on their blog and promising to send three others a handmade gift. "

I think this is a wondeful idea to prove, friendship knows no boundaries and let the world unite through Blogsville. With my blog celebrating its 100th post Im planning to give 2 more hand made gifts in addition to the previous three but the rules remain the same, you must be ready to play pay-it-forward and post about it in your blog :) LET THE WORLD UNITE AND LETS ALL HAVE A WONDEFUL NEW YEAR 2008!

Friday, 28 December 2007

RATAN TATA turns 70

India's most dynamic business tycoon Ratan Tata celebrates his birthday today. He has also been my role model from the time I wanted to be an Entrepreneur and the products from the House of TATA s(Taj hotels, ginger,westside,titan,tanishq,tetley,tata motors, titan + and more to come) has been a part of my life from the time I can remember .

I wish him a very happy birthday and very long life . May the house of TATA s and India grow with his guidance and support . Wish you very many happy returns of the day and a happy new year Sir :)

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Celebration time ..

Its been celebrations all around with Christmas and New year. In less than a weeks time we will be inviting the new year 2008 . At, this very occasion I have another reason to rejoice , this is my

Yup, I feel very fortunate to have my 100th post here in the time of celebration and good will. And I would like to thank you all (my blog friends and readers of my blog) to have given me this wonderful opportunity .

Initially when I started blogging, I was very skeptical if there would be people who would like to read my blog .. Later on I thot I write for myself and I should not be bothered if others find it interesting . But in a couple of months I should say I was addicted to blogging . I was amazed to see the amount of response i got from people world over , had bloggers coming in regularly to read what I write and in the process made some amazing friends as well . I thank you all once again to have made me happy by reading my blog and sharing your thoughts , as I started blogging during one of the low times in my life ( I was on a semester break from college due to certain reasons , if you had noticed I didn't talk much about college life in my posts) it certainly was a moral boost and support to me.

There was no particular reason why I started blogging. It was one fine day I had loads of time in hand ,was browsing the net and found about blogging . That was the start and hopefully should never be the end as long as im alive .. The year 2007 was a roller coaster ride like every other year and I should say blogging gave me the highs of life .

Thanks to all of you and its been great getting to know you all :)

P.S : I had a couple of lovely blog friends Sheetal and Shanthini ask me if we could meet up during my S'pore trip . I would really love to meet you guys but im sorry to say I don' think it would be possible this time as im travelling with a lot of people from my family and im not really sure how they would like to adjust with me running around to see my friends . Thats my prob. Hope you guys don' mistake me .. Lets hope I drop by singapore some other rime soon or you guys drop by Chennai :)

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Wordless Wednesday # 6

I took this pic from my balcony on a sunday evening , when the sky looked a little different than its usual blue. To see another pic from my balcony click here.

P.S . : Thou' this is wordless wednesday I jus' thought I will jus' mention where I took the pic :)

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There are so many of us who love travelling to new places and accomadation plays a major part of the plan . I have always had this problem of not being able to find the right place to stay which suits my budget and has the necessary services and wondered if someone could guide me .. Now I'm amazed at the amount of information one could get from Hotel Reservations .

This site offers a lot of info about hotels, motels, car rental, flight, cruise and lots more . All these information are not just confined to any particular country or region but available for majority of the places world over . In case your planning a trip check Hotel Reservations and you won't be disappointed . Even otherwise you can remember this site and gain from it later . The site also offers a discount upto 70% and there is also a dicount club membership from which you can gain more.

Note: This is a sponsored post

Monday, 24 December 2007

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The season of good will , caring, sharing and celebrations is back here with jus' one day to go for Christmas then followed by New year. The holiday season has set it in with schools and colleges coming to a close, year end sale every where and a lot vacation trips being planned.
Wish you all a merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Monday morning Inspiration # 15

Message from a staircase

Climbing the staircase = Success in your career
Climbing the staircase under difficult condition (like say slippery or real narrow ones) = True success as one has overcome the difficult time to achieve what one needs.

While trying to climb under difficult condition , if one looses balance and injures his hand or leg its his own loss . Similarly, if one looses his values in life or the ethics to be successful its again his own loss.

- (c) Shalini (

In case you want to use this quote or explanation else where please mention the source where you found it or the name of the quoter (In this case my name - Shalini)

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Get advance cash upto $1500

There would have been numerous situations were most of us would have wanted that extra money jus' a few days before our pay day under many emergency situations or even for that last day sale with huge discounts. Now here is a website that provides payday loan for upto $ 1500 .

Im sure this would be a of use to many of them with holiday season and celebration time around. It is one of the fastest ways to acquire a loan via the internet than the traditional method or avoiding embarassing situation while borrowing from the F circle or mortgaging your property.

It is an easy way to get loans without filling loads of forms, avoiding long queues, easy access to information ..There are also specialised websites for women and many such things.So here is your gateway to get money in times of need.

Sunday, 23 December 2007

ICGE - Updated with pics

The International conference on global Entrepreneurship was held at SRM University in the outskirts of Chennai from Dec 20-22nd 2007 . I was one of the delegates and it was the first time I'm participating in something like this thou' I have been thinking of pursuing a career in Entrepreneurship for a couple of years now. I presented a paper on "Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality Industry" (guess I was one of the youngest participants in the conference) . I enjoyed the whole experience and looking forward for more such events.

The Chief guest of the conference was Ashok Soota (Chairman and MD Mindtree consulting) . There were very many invited talks from eminent people from world over . Had participants from India, Singapore, Japan, US and Iran . It was a very diverse and new experience for me. The most interesting part of this conference was the panel discussion . There were panel discussions in the areas of Women Entrepreneurship , Educational Entrepreneurship, Youth Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship .

Panel discussion on Women and Youth Entrepreneurship were a few of my favorites as I was able to connect with what they spoke.. If I go into detail Im sure the post would continue for pages . The most inspiring talks were by Shalin jain and Sarath Babu , the two youth Entrepreneurs . The panel discussions were most headed by prof. from Virginia university and Women Entrepreneurship panel was geaded by Dr.Sushila rao (C0-founder Soft skills India).

These 3 days turned out to be very enlightening and I have gained a lot too and have come up with a few quotes myself , will share it with you guys in my Moday morning inspiration. Thank you all for your wishes ,like I said my presentation went well ..

This post is not complete yet have a few pics to upload my broadband is kinda low, so uploading pics at the moment is taking time . Will let you all know after uploading , you can see the upload message in my title.. :)

Inaugration of the conference by planting saplings (There is one big story behind why they chose to plant saplings for inaugration , that might take up another full post)

Panelists of the Women Entrepreneurship discussion

Panelist of the educational entrepreneurship discussion

Mr. Sarath Babu and Mr.Shalin Jain , during the panel discussion on Youth Entrepreneurship

Sarath Babu's mom - the lady who helped him reach great heights . (I spoke to both of them and they are so down to earth and humble . Hats off to the mom - son duo )

That's Shalin Jain's entreprise - they have come up with some amazing softwares.

Shalin Jain's blog space

Mr.Sarath Babu during his talk .

Sorry, about the poor quality of the pics . Thanks for bearing with me :)

Saturday, 22 December 2007

I'm not sure how many of my readers will actually be interested in online gambling. But, I'm sure there would be many who would like to know what its all about and a few top listed online casinos. Well, as for me i don't have any idea online gambling or online casino .

This site here is about all that and more. It is actually a review site that reviews casinos , not jus' with their opinion but with editor ratings and player ratings as well . Surely a lot of stuff must have gone into to creat such a unique review site for casinos .I checked out the amount of information they provide and I was amazed . I was pretty jobless with my holidays going on so jus' dropped by this website to gain some knowledge in this area .

The website also has an amazing listing of Poker and casino centres which offer a lot of bonus on signing up which goes to as high as $888. And if you have no idea about what all these things are (jus' like me) and have a small urge to jus' try it out . They also have a beginners guide to online gambling .So, have fun and play safe.

Its holiday time again ...

Holiday time is back , Christmas season, New year celebrations, lot of relaxing ,partying, shopping and so much to fit into in the remaining 20 odd days before my college starts .. I know most of you would have already known that im on holiday but its today that im becoming full time jobless as I don have any commitments like i did until few days back for the conference and so on.. So, don' think I would be boring any of you readers with my conferences and presentation may be jus' one more post for me in that topic .. I'm sure most of you would be having a wonderful time already over the weekend .. Wish you all loads of fun and celebration and lets welcome 2008 in a fun way :)

Happy weekend !

Friday, 21 December 2007

Are you smart ?? then go to

I'm sure a lot of us would love to make some extra cash . Earning cash doing something you love to do.. Oh boy! I doubt if there could be anybody so lucky. If you are a blogger and your reading this consider yourself lucky as we all love blogging and what if we get paid for it?? No, Im not kidding ..This is called blog advertising . Here at we get paid for blog advertising . I'm sure this would be a good news for most of the bloggers, try your hand at writing ads and if your write up is approved you get paid to blog.

On the other hand it is also good news to advertisers . If your looking to promote your product or website serves as a platform to help you find appropriate blogs/websites to promote your products .At the end of the game everyone is benefited. Check out and get benifited.

My presentation, conference and entrepreneurs...

The conference(ICGE, which I was talking about in my last before post ) has enlightened me in many ways .. Im yet to give my presentation , which will be tomorrow.. At the end of the 2nd day in the 3 day conference I am so excited . Not because I have my presentation tomorrow that may matter only partly but the best thing of these two days were the kind of people I met a LOT of entrepreneurs (thou' not very popular but im sure quite a few of you would have heard about them they are mainly Indian entrepreneurs.. It was a very exciting forum , much better than what I had expected of it. The line up of spreakers were amazing , I jus' truly enjoyed every moment there .. One more day to go and I hope I could make the best use of it too . I have a few pics to put it up here..Due to the lack of time and in availablity of the connecting cable will do it sometime later ..

You all have a lovely weekend and a great time too!

P.S : Due to lack of time im not able to drop by any of your blogs, guess I will be back to my routine starting monday :)


Thursday, 20 December 2007

An e-commerce solution to sell your products

Have you ever wanted to sell products online and wondered how to do it ?? And if your only option was ebay or anyother such common site .. You have a new answer now with the shopping cart software..

Now you can create your own website to sell your products and above all compete with some of the websites best all this at a very low monthly fee. Ashop e-commerce solution has created a revolutionary online shopping software and is bulit with some amazing award winning features which makes the whole process for your customers more easier.

The icing on the cake here is that the award winning software has also integrated with major banks and gateways to make the whole process easier for you as well as your customers.. If you have plans starting an online store and to make the best use of the holiday season go ahead and make a wonderful use of this shopping cart software and have a lovely time making money!!

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

My day to day rambling...

This week is turning out to be something like I have never seen before .. My room is so messy and so is my house and it smells paint everywhere... Im jus' praying all the time that I don't end up feeling sick during my presentation which is to be held at the later part of the week..( we will come to that later)

For the last 3 days I have been preparing for my prsentation in an elevated position .. let me explain.. On my cot there were 3 beds stacked and i was sitting on top of it and preparing.. was so FUNNY.. and to top it all we had some guests dropping by home today for you know what ??? They wanted to have a look at our home as they are planning to renovate their house.. huff..So we had to show our messy house to them .. I wonder what they thot at the moment thou' they knew we were re painting it.. I jus' so felt that I wasn't at home when they dropped by ... Usually everyone decides to paint when its not raining , so did we.. but from the day we started painting its been raining cats and dogs ( not literally thou') this again makes things all the more messy .. And we can't stop with the work , as this is the only time we get to do before new year and Pongal ( a south indian festival)..

My messy room with everything stocked in here
the mess continues...

a flake of paint which was scrapped out..

wardrobes covered before painting...

all the painting stuff..

So, about my presentation .. Im presenting a paper in the International conference on global Entrepreneurship which is to be held in my college for the next 3 days. And the details of my paper ,will write it in another post .. I have been informed that my paper is selected and i need to present it in the conference but haven't got the information on which day i will be presenting as yet..Im sure there are no presentations on the first day of the conference as per the schedule, so that's iving me a little peace.. Im jus' so worried as this is the 1st presentation im gonna do.. Wish me good luck and I jus' hope all turns out to be fine..

I might not be around in the blogsville much for the next 3 days .. Have a great week and a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Which city do you belong to??

You Belong in London

A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique soul like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.
Take the test and find out which city you belong in ... :)

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Monday morning Inspiration # 14

Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long trip, and the road that he went through was very rough and stony. He then ordered his people to cover every road of the entire country with leather. Definitely, this would need thousands of cows' skin, and would cost a huge amount of money.
Then one of his wise servant dared himself to tell the king, "Why do you have to spend that unnecessary amount of money ? Why don't you just cut a little piece of leather to cover your feet ?"
The king was surprised, but he later agreed to his suggestion, to make a "shoe" for himself.
There is actually a valuable lesson of life in this story : to make this world a happy place to live, you better change yourself - your heart; and not the world.
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Friday, 14 December 2007

My blog gets a new make over # 1

For the last couple of hours I have been checking out a few templates for my blog as I feel this template has been around for quite sometime now and with a new year ahead and my blog nearing her 100th post I thought I will give her a make over.. I have not yet finalised the template yet jus trying out various stuffs .. Will post a few pictures of the templates I like, please pour in your suggestions.. Thanks in advance :)

Click on the pictures for enlargement . Will add more if I find anything interesting .. :)

Thursday, 13 December 2007

My weekend

I know this post comes a little late here. Sorry, was a bit held up with my paper presentation which I got to do next week.

My last weekend was quite packed and fun filled . I was always excited about the Jodi.no1 show aired in Vijay TV (For the uninitiated - its a dance competition for real and reel life couple(television artists) .Its one of the most popular shows here . And during this weekend the participants of the Jodi.no1 show of both season 1(2006) and season2(2007) , Airtel supersinger (junior and senior) , Kalaka povathu yaaru( a stand up comdey show) all came together for one mega event which was held at Nehru indoor stadium on sunday (9th dec) . So was busy getting tickets for the show and also went to Landmark( a book store) to get a few books and more importantly a book on Singapore .. I am usually crazy about travel books, so this was one reason for me to add one more to my collection. Reached home really tired and hit the bed to get up soon the next day.

Now that i have got my license for driving and still havent drove my car I had a very guilty feeling for quite sometime . So asked if my instructor could help me out as I got trained in the driving institute car and was real scared to drive my car all by myself . The lady was really willing to help me out and we hit the road by 7 in the morning and my dad accompanied us.. Jus in case I got into any troucle :p .. After 2 hours of driving we reached home around 10 .

By now I was really excited about the show in the evening. We reached the stadium by 6 and the show started by 7 .. Thou' it started late it was a big time hit with everone of us.. It was much better than I expected and the overall presentation was amazing.. Was unable to stay till the end as the programme started an hour late . I was really upset when we had to leave but 15 mins down the line I didn't regret it as I felt damn hungry .. Later we had good food and went home to sleep.. That's about my weekend.. How did your weekend go?? Anything intresting to share??

P.S: I'm sorry that I was unable to put any pic of the show - We were asked not to take photos or video :(

Monday, 10 December 2007

Monday morning Inspiration # 13


The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements and to store his few possessions. But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky.

The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. "God, how could you do this to me!" he cried. Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. "How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going badly. But we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground--it just may be a smoke signal that summons The
Grace of God.

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