My important TODOs which lays in the daily free time :-)

My everyday starts with a minimum TODO list which contains

  1. Watch BBC News in www.bbc.co.uk which helps me to update the day to day world with the innovative and useful information.
  2. Stumble websites minimum of 20 minutes. I can come up with new ideas which will help my day to day life in terms of health, knowledge, ideas and entertainment. I have given the priority to business , health, fitness, cooking(rarely do the same), magic, games, so and so
  3. Watch some presentations at www.ted.com . Truly speaking this is one of the main things which I like most among all these.  I Love ted.com. Verities of thoughts, ideas, works and inspiring talks are available here. Sometimes I stick with some inspiring presentations. But sometimes I will be behind of business and the innovative ideas. Even though the presentations have a less time span I used to spend more than 45 mins in this only.
  4. Write a blog post regarding an interesting topic which I came across or convey ideas from others which happened to be in my inbox :-). It doesn’t mean that I would publish a blog/day.  Sometimes it is just a topic, some fragments of the article ….
  5. Add to, delete from, or just generally sort my ongoing to-do list in the stickies
  6. Play some strategic games like farm Ville in facebook.
  7. Check the Google analytics of my website www.drizzlings.com and www.indianspices4u.com (the business website) .I used to spend time for this. This will help me to find out the level of these websites in the Google rating and easy to find out the most visited keyword. This is one of the methods to improve the business by finding out the area of concentrations.
  8. And music… Music is always there in the background. I am a person who is font of sounds.

Magic Of Diet

This is a diet program developed by Gereal Motor’s. I have tied this and I lose 3 Kgs weight with in a week. I think if we continuew this in a regular bass we can reduce our weight in a healthy manner. This is not like other diet programs which consists of a healthy food consumption with a large quantity of fruits and vegetables . Non vegetarians could be happy as it consists of beef in the fifth and sixth day. So in my opinion this is a very good one as people will get almost all areas of food :-)

This program is designed for a target weight loss of 10-17 lbs per week. It will also improve your attitudes and emotions because of its cleansing systematic effects.

The effectiveness of this seven day plan is that the food eaten burn more calories than they give to the body in caloric value.

This plan can be used as often as you like without any fear of complications. It is designed to flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being. After seven days you will begin to feel lighter because you will be lighter by at least 10 lbs. You will have an abundance of energy and an improved disposition.

During the first seven days you must abstain from all alcohol
You must drink 10 glasses of water each day

Day One All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruits you want. It is strongly suggested that you consume lots of melons the first day. Especially watermelon and a loupe. If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on first day are very good.

Day Two All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two with a large baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of butter.

Day Three A mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today.

Day Four Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. This will be combined with the special soup which may be eaten in limited quantities.

Day Five Today is feast day. You will eat beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz. portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with six whole tomatoes. On day five you must increase your water intake by one quart. This is to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing.

Day Six Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content.

Day Seven Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.

Tomorrow morning you will be 10-17 lbs. lighter than one week ago. If you desire further weight loss, repeat the program again. You may repeat this program as often as you like, however, it is suggested that you are allowed two glasses of white wine in addition to the instructions on the program. You may substitute champagne for white wine. Under no circumstances are you to drink any other alcoholic beverages with the exception of beer which is allowed. Any liquor (bourbon,vodka, rum) is forbidden. Cream drinks are especially forbidden. You may have an occasional cordial such as creme de menthe or schnapps, but you must always limit yourself to two drinks. If you wine, drink only wine that day. If you have beer, drink only beer that day, etc. Alcohol adds empty calories to your diet. However, after the first week it will help your digestion and settle your stomach.

G.M.’S Wonder Soup

The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are encouraged to consume large quantities of this soup.

28 oz, Water, 6 Large Onions, 2 Green Peppers, Whole Tomatoes (fresh or canned), 1 Head Cabbage, 1 Bunch Celery, 4 Envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix, Herbs and Flavouring as desired.

Additional Comments

Vegetables as may be taken in the form of a salad if desired. No dressing except malt, white or wine vinegar, squeezed lemon, garlic, herbs. No more than one tea spoon of oil.

You have been given a recipe for the WONDER SOUP which can be eaten in unlimited quantities. This soup is a supplement while you are on the program and it should be a pleasure to eat. Not everyone likes cabbage, green peppers, calory etc. This recipe is not inflexible. You may substitute vegetables according to your taste. You may add any vegetables you like: asparagus, peas, corn, turnips, green beans, cauliflower, etc. Try to stay away from beans (lima, pinto, kidney, etc.), however, because they tend to be high in calories even though they are very good for you.

Beverages you may consume while on the program :

  1. Water (flavoured with lemon/lime if desired).
  2. Club Soda is OK.
  3. Black Coffee. No cream or cream substitute. No sugar or sweetness.
  4. Black Tea = Herb or Leaf.
  5. Absolutely nothing else except the fruit juices which are part of day seven. No fruit juices before day seven.

How and Why It Works

Day One you are preparing your system for the upcoming programme. Your only source of nutrition is fresh or canned fruits. Fruits are nature’s perfect food. They provide everything you could possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.

Day Two starts with a fix of complex carbo-hydrates coupled with an oil dose. This is taken in the morning for energy and balance. The rest of day two consists of vegetables which are virtually calorie free and provide essential nutrients and fibre.

Day Three eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from the fruits. You system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You will still have cravings which should start to diminish by day four.

Day Four, bananas, milk and soup sound the strangest and least desirable. You’re in for a surprise. You probably will not eat all the bananas allowed. But they are there for the potassium you have lost and the sodium you may have missed the past three days. You will notice a definite loss of desire for sweets. You will be surprised how easy this day will go.

Day Five, Beef and tomatoes. The beef is for iron and proteins, the tomatoes are for digestion and fibre. Lots and lots of water purifies your system. You should notice colourless urine today. Your allowance calls for the equivalent of five “quarter ponders”. Do not feel you have to eat all this beef. You must eat the six tomatoes.

Day Six is similar to day five, Iron and proteins from beef, Vitamins and fibre from vegetables. By now your system is in a total weight loss inclination. There should be a noticeable difference in the way you look today, compared to day one.

Day Seven finished off the program like a good cigar used to finish off Victorian meals, except much healthier. You have your system under control and it should thank you for the flushing and cleaning you just gave it.

Where To Tap

Ever heard the story of the giant ship engine that failed? The ship’s owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine. Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a youngster. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.

Two of the ship’s owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed! A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.

“What?!” the owners exclaimed. “He hardly did anything!”

So they wrote the old man a note saying, “Please send us an itemized bill.”

The man sent a bill that read:

Tapping with a hammer…….. $              2.00

Knowing where to tap ………… $       9998.00

Moral: Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference.

Courtesy(Rev. Father george Kuzikattu), it is a forwared mail which I got in my mail box

Made In Japan

“Made In Japan”. A normal person from a developing country when he hears this, he will be more inclined to purchase the product than go for other country manufacturing products. This is especially in case of electrical and electronics equipments.  They have created a world rank in this case because of the quality of their products. If a person wants to buy a foreign technical thing he first thinks about Japan products. Usually people believe that the Japan products are famous for their quality. It is just not a belief but the truth.

Do you know why it is famous for their quality and reliability??

It’s only because of the many time testing before the launching of all the products. They are very particular in the testing. Most of the things go through one time testing only. But the testing method of Japan is entirely different.  They have testing in each and every development stage of the products.  At the end product there won’t be any damages so that they will get an accurate and reliable product. This provide more accurate product than a product which have gone through a onetime testing. Many things are not able to find out in the onetime testing. In many time testing the bugs which they come across would be able to figure out easy and this would help the further development with more accuracy.

Japanese believes in every time improvement of all the products. This is known as KAIZEN. The continuous improvement enables the high quality products. This makes the credibility of Japan products and gives a worldwide market of high span.

SMALL but APT Definitions

What is the difference between Advertisement, Marketing, Public Relation and Branding?

If we ask this question to an MBA graduate or someone pursuing some business administration courses we will fed up with the answers. They will shower full theory from the books Kotler and Bratton. But if we ask to explain the same in simple words, 99% of them will fail. But here comes the simple explanation of the same in simple words. This simple definitions  come from one of my great friends.

I am Merlin; I am a good gal —-Marketing

Merlin is a good girl… Merlin is a good girl…. Merlin is a good girl… Merlin is a good girl….… Merlin is a good girl——-Advertisement

You know Merlin is a good girl——-Public Relation (to a third person)

Yes; I know Merlin is a good girl——–Branding(to a third person)

Peace Of Mind

There are some ways to achieve the mind in a calm position. This is the peace of mind state.

Here I discuss some ways to keep the mind in a peace stage.

  • Don’t interfere in others matter unless they asked to do so

We create our problem because we interfere in others problem very much. This is why because we need to convince them that we are the right way, our thoughts are the most appreciable one, and our logics are the best one. This will happened to neglect the individuality in each person and this creates come problem which cause a big head ache to each.

  • Do not lust for recognition

People who are very selfish will praise you a lot if they need any help from you and once it has happened they will not consider you. They will find a bunch of faults in you. They all are time depended people who are concerned about others once they need the help from them. So it is better to do your duties in a well and ethical manner. Don’t go for the recognition of others let yourselves into agony.

  • Forget and forgive

This is the most powerful aid to peace of mind. We often develop ill feelings inside our heart for the person who insults us or harms us. We nurture grievances. This in turn results in loss of sleep, development of stomach ulcers, and high blood pressure. This insult or injury was done once, but nourishing of grievance goes on forever by constantly remembering it. Get over this bad habit. Life is too short to waste in such trifles. Forgive, Forget, and march on. Love flourishes in giving and forgiving.

  • Change yourselves according to the environment

If you try to change the environment, sure u will fail in that since the environment consists not only you but a lot of people with verities of character and thinking. SO it is better to change yourselves according to the environment.

  • Do not be jealous

We all have experienced how jealousy can disturb our peace of mind. You know that you work harder than your colleagues in the office, but sometimes they get promotions; you do not. You started a business several years ago, but you are not as successful as your neighbor whose business is only one year old. There are several examples like these in everyday life. Should you be jealous? No. Remember everybody’s life is shaped by his /her destiny, which has now become his/her, reality. If you are destined to be rich, nothing in the world can stop you. If you are not so destined, no one can help you either. Nothing will be gained by blaming others for your misfortune. Jealousy will not get you anywhere; it will only take away your peace of mind.

  • Endure what cannot be cured

This is the best way to turn a disadvantage into an advantage. Every day we face numerous inconveniences, ailments, irritations, and accidents that are beyond our control… If we cannot control them or change them, we must learn to put up with these things. We must learn to endure them cheerfully. Believe in yourself and you will gain in terms of patience, inner strength and will power.

  • Do not take in more than you can eat

We try to take more responsibilities which we can’t manage perfectly. This is to satisfy our ego mainly. We should know our capabilities and limitations. There is nothing like an ego problem once we are not able to do something or say NO to others. It is proud to say No once it is so rather than saying yes and struck in the middle while explaining the same. So it would be better to take the responsibility of what we can rather than take the whole.

  • Meditate regularly

Meditation calms the mind and gets rid of disturbing thoughts. This is the highest state of peace of mind. Try and experience it yourself. If you meditate earnestly for half an hour every day, your mind will tend to become peaceful during the remaining twenty-three and half-hours. Your mind will not be easily disturbed as it was before. You would benefit by gradually increasing the period of daily meditation. You may think that this will interfere with your daily work.

  • Do not keep the mind idle.

An idle mind is the work place of devil. Keep yourselves busy all the time by doing some worthwhile or interesting. Never leave yourself without doing anything. This will make you think and the thoughts will go beyond the limits. The past, present and future will go come into the screen. This might cause many illnesses to mind as it’s a desperate stage to think about all these rubbish things. So intentionally engage in some efficient activity which gives mental satisfaction and a fulfillment.

  • Do not post pond and never regret.

Do not waste time in waste activities and thoughts like “Should I or not?” Days Months and years will go like this. You will not be able to do anything as you anticipate the near future in a prejudice manner. “Time and tide waits for no man”. Please remind this proverb and value the time, do things on time. It doesn’t matter whether you fail the first time. You can learn from your mistakes and it is the best lessons in the life and a best practice too. DO NOT REGRET. Whatever happens is destine need to happen only that way.

The very interesting "DEAD LOCK"

Have you ever heard about DEADLOCKS???

Just go through this….It is a very interesting Deadlock

Boss to secretary – ‘For a week v will go abroad for a meeting , make arrangements’

Secretary calls husband – ‘For a week, my boss and I are going abroad , you look after yourself’

Husband calls secret lover -‘ My wife is going abroad , so lets spend the week together’

Secret lover calls small boy whom she takes tuition – ‘I have work a week , so you need not come to class’

Small boy calls grandpa -‘ No class for a week because teacher is busy , lets spend the week together’

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Grandpa (d Boss) calls secretary – ‘Meeting canceled, I spend the weekend with my grandson’

Secretary calls husband – ‘Trip canceled , I am coming home’

Husband calls secret lover – ‘We can’t spend the week together because my wife canceled her trip’

Secret lover calls little boy – ‘This week you will have class as usual’

Boy calls grandpa (Boss) – ‘Sorry grandpa ‘

Courtesy: My Friend who sent this to me

How was it????

So Everyone Beware of  “DEADLOCKS” :-) :-)

Success of "Chinese Products"

We all know that the Chinese products are available in the market. Some items are pretty good but some of them are not. We can test the luck while purchasing the Chinese materials from the different outlets all over the world. We will get a variety of selection from a large pool of same items. The main products of the new era will be able to find in the group of Chinese products.

Mainly the Chinese products are very cheap with more features. While concerning the quality they happened to push back when compare the items with less features. The most famous iPhone of this technical world also have its exact copy from the china with all the features of the apple iPhone. The entire Chinese product will be the exact copy of the original one.

Do you ever think about the success of Chinese products even though they are very cheap and low quality???

Yes!!! It is because of the bulk order and the bulk delivery. They will provide each item once it is a bulk order. Otherwise they won’t let the items to cross their border. We can’t get a single piece of the item from any of the Chinese wholesalers. If it is not a bulk order there won’t be any profit in the sale. Once the item is dispatched it is dispatched and the return within one month program will not be there. They will not give any guarantee or warranty to the items. So when the items get damaged the customer will be the victim and the manufacturer of China need not worry about that. He will get the amount what he wants.

IndianSpices4u.com – A dream business project

Today is a golden day in my life. The hard work of last 4 months come true and now we are on the fire of excitement.

We a group of 4 MBA students from London School Of  Management and Science launched a site to rectify the main problem of  Indians to collect Indian food items from distant places.

Normally in foreign countries Indians depend on distant shops for  Indian groceries which has Indian taste.They need to travel a lot for collecting the items as the shops are not frequent in all the areas.

In UK Indian food items are concentrated mainly  in East Ham, Croydon and Wembley. So people from the outer area  of London need to travel a lot to collect the Indian items from these places.  Its actually a big time constraint job and the travel expense is also very high.

Our site www.indianspices4u.com is a site for all the Indian food items which will be available in a single store .Here we have enclosed all Indian food items from the famous Brands like Double Horse, Melam, Pavizham, Periyar, Grandmas, Nirapara, Kerala Taste, and Eastern. We have introduced some new brands which are not available in UK at all which are ANNS, Brahmins, and PrimeRose. We have enclosed the main items of curry powders, rice, rice powders, masalas, dried items , ready to eat items, pickle and instant items.

We are JoePaul, John, Justin and Myself are colleges in MBA . We got this chance to work in this live business project through our director Mr.Augustin Chandy. The site was developed by an experienced Web Developer Mr.Albert Quintema who is a specialist in SEO works. It was really an unexplainable moments to work in this project. We had to meet the main food dealers give the orders, manage the importing of the food, and frankly speaking  the from the scratch operations have been done by us only.

We will be giving free delivery for all the orders more than 20 pounds of purchase. The delivery time will be messaged to the customers followed by a select service  ( IVR- Interactive Voice Response, an advanced technique which most of the shopping cart site  do not having this facility)that they will be  free to choose the delivery date once they are not available in the scheduled date.

The site contains a shopping cart facility through which the online business can be done. It is  very much user friendly and the customers will be free to use the site without any problems.They can pay the money through a bank pay or a credit card pay. Also there is an option to save the shopping cart once they are not willing to shop the items now but if they want it in some other time. There is another option to send e-mails to the site management team regarding any queries or for any clarification of the processes.

So all of you just go through www.indianspices4u.com the site, and promote us for the further development in a broad manner!!!