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Monday 9 March 2009
Saturday 7 March 2009
from Volkswagen Press Release) At the 42nd Annual Meeting of
Stockholders of Volkswagen AG in Hamburg, the most economical car in
the world is presented: the 1-litre car. The prototype, which until
now has been kept closely under wraps, and which many people never
believed could be built, was driven under its own power from Wolfsburg
to the Annual Meeting in Hamburg. Before the Annual Meeting, the
current Chairman of the Board of Management, Dr. Ferdinand Piëch,
drove this research vehicle to Hamburg from the company's
headquarters at an average fuel consumption of 0.89 litres per 100
kilometres. This has once against impressively demonstrated
Volkswagen's position at the cutting edge of modern technology.
The objective of developing a roadworthy vehicle that consumes just
1.0 litre of fuel per 100 kilometres could not be achieved through
compromise. All existing technical solutions were examined, and in
close cooperation with numerous suppliers, replaced by better, and
principally lighter versions. The result is a vehicle that looks more
like a sports car than a typical research vehicle.
The conceptual necessity for a small frontal area led to an unusually
narrow and very flat body form being chosen. The body was developed in
a wind tunnel, is 3.47 metres long, but just 1.25 metres wide and just
over a metre in height, and is made completely of carbon fibre
composites. To save weight, it is of course not painted. The
carbon-fibre-reinforced outer skin is tensioned over a spaceframe that
is not made of aluminium, but rather of magnesium, which is even
The 1-litre car is powered by a one-cylinder diesel engine, centrally
positioned in front of the rear axle and combined with an automated
direct shift gearbox. The crankcase and cylinder head of the 0.3-litre
engine are of an aluminium monobloc construction. The naturally
aspirated, direct-injection diesel engine employs advanced
high-pressure unit injection technology to generate 6.3 kW (8.5 bhp)
at 4,000 rpm. This gives the vehicle, which weights just 290 kg, an
astonishingly lively temperament.
Fuel consumption is a mere 0.99 litre per 100 kilometres. With a
6.5-litre tank, this gives a range of some 650 kilometres without
Due to the restriction of space, it was not possible to adapt an
existing gearbox. For this reason, a compact, automated 6-speed
gearbox is employed, which is controlled from a turn switch in the
Running gear made of lightweight alloy, tyres that offer optimised
rolling resistance and 16-inch wheels made of extremely lightweight
composite material perfectly complement the economical drive system.
The interior is sportingly simple in design, yet offers enough space
for two people, who can comfortably get in after folding back the
turret-like gullwing door. An extremely lightweight construction has
also been employed for the seats. The seat frames are made of
magnesium, and firm, yet comfortable fabric covers are used instead of
a classic upholstery.
Despite the lightweight construction of all components, safety has
been a major element in all phases of the development of the 1-litre
car. For example, the concept vehicle's safety equipment includes
anti-lock brakes, ESP electronic stability program and a driver's
airbag. Deformation elements at the front end and the spaceframe
construction provide impact and roll-over protection comparable to
that of a GT racing car.
The sports-car-like design demonstrates that Volkswagen's 1-litre car
is not a spartan research vehicle, but a high-tech special vehicle. It
starts with the special seating arrangement. The driver and passenger
sit centrally as if in a monoposto, but in tandem. The mid-engine is
installed transversely in front of the rear axle. With its complex
design (double wishbones at front, DeDion suspension at rear) and
combined with the low centre of gravity and low overall vehicle
weight, the lightweight running gear results in very agile handling.
The project team have impressively succeeded in combining driving
pleasure with a level of fuel consumption never seen before.
The 1-litre car also incorporates numerous details of a practical and
convenient nature. For example, there is an easily accessible stowage
compartment with a capacity of 80 litres under a separate flap in the
rear; a reversing camera that helps when manoeuvring; automatic
locking/unlocking of the gullwing door and a starter button in the
cockpit that together allow keyless operation.
The concept of the 1-litre car - four wheels, low height, with two
seats in tandem - gives an idea for a possible new family of vehicles,
which could cover new requirements ranging from the ultra-economical
vehicle, through the low-lost everyday touring vehicle for young
people to the high-performance sports supercar.
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Saturday 21 February 2009
Our Death is our Closing Balance!
Our Prejudiced Views are our Liabilities
Our Creative Ideas are our Assets
Heart is our Current Asset
Soul is our Fixed Asset
Brain is our Fixed Deposit
Thinking is our Current Account
Achievements are our Capital
Character & Morals, our Stock-in-Trade
Friends are our General Reserves
Values & Behavior are our Goodwill
Patience is our Interest Earned
Love is our Dividend
Children are our Bonus Issues
Education is Brands / Patents
Knowledge is our Investment
Experience is our Premium Account
The Aim is to Tally the Balance Sheet Accurately.
The Goal is to get the Best Presented Accounts Award.
Thursday 19 February 2009
utilized its benefits for decades, and it forms an indispensable part
of the ayurvedic and unanai medicine. You must have seen your granny
using amla for pickles and murabas and its formulations for treating
many common diseases. Amla or Gooseberry has many nutritious benefits.
The amla has been found to be the most abundant source of Vitamin C in
the plant kingdom
---containing as much as 20 times that of an orange. What makes this
even more extraordinary is that unlike many other natural sources, the
vitamin C content in amla does not diminish with cooking. It was used
successfully in the treatment of scurvy during the Hissar (Haryana)
famine of 1939-40.
Amla is a medium sized deciduous tree which can be successfully grown
in cariable agro climatic and soil conditions. It can tolerate
climates as high as 45 degree celcius and freezing temperatures too.
Its natural habitat is Burma in the east to Afganistan in the west.
Though every part of the tree possess therupetic potentials, it is the
fruit which constitutes the main drug. Amla is an unusual fruit as it
contains gamut of tastes, except the salty taste. With sourness as the
foremost taste , it is sweet, astringent bitter and pungent too.
The fresh fruit contains more than 80% of water besides protein,
carbohydrates, fibre, minerals and vitamins Minerals and vitamins
mainly include cacium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, Vitamin C and B
complex. It also contains gallic acid, which is a potent polyphenol.
Amla is the most widely used herb in ayurvedic medicines. Charak and
sushrut widely mention the use of amla for curative purposes.
Amla is used in innumerable Auyrvedic formulations. Here is how you
can alleviate some of the common ailments through these time-tested
decoctions. Put your body back into action following these tips.
The cholesterol in our body is a very essential component. The human
liver is the main source of cholesterol. The amount of unused
cholesterol gets collected in the blood vessels , Thus resulting in
heart attacks. The Vitamin C in amla helps in dilating the blood
vessels and there by reducing the blood pressure.
Prepare a powdered mixture of dry amla and sugar candy. Mix one
teaspoonful of this mixture in a glass of water and consume daily in
empty stomach. This decoction helps in stabilizing the blood
· Diabetes occurs when the pancreas fails to regulate the blood
glucose levels. It is the talk of the world today as the number of
diabetic patients is rapidly increasing due to the adoption of western
food habits aerated beverages, tobacco and alcohol.
If you suffer from this disease trust the anti-diabetic potential of
amla and prepare a mixture by mixing equal quantities of amla, jamun
and bitter gourd powder. A teaspoonful of this mixture once or twice a
day is effective in checking diabetes.
· Of the numerous diseases attributed to the modern life style acidity
is one which all of us might have suffered from at different times. In
majority homes we find strips of antacids adorning the medicine
Frequent intake of sweet, sour and spicy and oily food causes acidity.
Excessive coffee, tea and smoking are other causative agents.
Psychological reasons for acidity include anger, grief and depression.
When your belly is on fire reach for amla. In acute or chronic
acidity, simply take one gram of amla powder with a little sugar in
milk or water twice a day.
· Hair, your crowning glory, turns grey with ageing and lusterless due
to pollution. All traditional recipes for promoting hair growth
contain amla as the chief ingredient.
Anyone worried about graying hair would be delighted to know amla
powder soaked in water and left in an iron utensil is a 3-in-1
preparation--- shampoo, conditioner and hair-dye.
Regular application of this mixture for a few hours at a time is ideal.
நன்றி திரு பத்மநாபன்.
Tuesday 17 February 2009
There he finds that there is a different hell for each country.
He goes to the German hell and asks, "What do they do here?"
He told, "First they put you in an electric chair for an hour.
Then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour.
Then the German devil comes in and beats you for the rest of the day."
The man does not like the sound of that at all, so he moves on.
He checks out the USA hell as well as the Russian hell and many more.
He discovers that they are all more or less the same as the German hell.
Then he comes to the Indian hell and finds that there is a long line of
people waiting to get in.
Amazed, he asks, "What do they do here?"
He told, "First they put you in an electric chair for an hour.
Then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour.
Then the Indian devil comes in and beats you for the rest of the day.
"But that is exactly the same as all the other hells - why are there so
many people waiting to get in?"
Because maintenance is so bad that the electric chair does not work,
someone has stolen all the nails from the bed
the devil is a former Govt servant,
so he comes in, signs the register and then goes to the canteen!!!!!!
Tuesday 27 January 2009
Monday 26 January 2009
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Can’t believe this? Just ask your parents for a couple of pictures, put them through BabyMaker, and see your own face in the end! The science of fortune telling is brought to perfection with BabyMaker. Make a baby with anyone! Entertain your friends by ‘marrying’ them to each other, or have fun using pictures of celebrities as one or both parents. Print or email the resulting images for even more fun! Unlike virtually all competitors, BabyMaker does not simply morph one face into another. Instead, it thoroughly analyzes characteristic features of the two faces using face detection scientific algorithms, and carefully re-creates a baby’s by carefully mixing different features of the parents’ faces. The technologies used in BabyMaker are so advanced that they can easily produce a high-quality color image of a baby even if the quality of the originals is far from perfect. Just throw a couple of old photos of your grandparents to see this in action! Black-and-white, scratched, faded or retouched photos will do if they represent a real face. If you are using images from the Internet, low-resolution or heavily compressed pictures are fine if the faces are still recognizable.
Sunday 25 January 2009
Enjoy peace of mind when you’re away from your baby!
BabyMonitor is a program that transforms your cell phone to a baby monitor. Simple place your phone in a room where your child is sleeping and when he wakes up the program calls to a number of your choice. This number can be as cell as standard land line number.
Tuesday 20 January 2009
A man stood at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play
the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces
for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was
calculated that thousand seven hundred people went through the
station, most of them on their way to work.
Three minutes went by and a middle aged man noticed there was musician
playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then
hurried up to meet his schedule. A minute later, the violinist
received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and
without stopping continued to walk. A few minutes later, someone
leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his
watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.
The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother
tagged him along, hurried but the kid stopped to look at the
violinist. Finally the mother pushed hard and the child continued to
walk turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by
several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced
them to move on.
In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and
stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to walk
their normal pace.. He collected $32. When he finished playing and
silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there
The exact analysis would betray the fact that this was a social experiment.
This is a real story. No one knew this at the time but the violinist
was Joshua Bell, one of the best musicians in the world. He played one
of the most intricate pieces ever written with a violin worth 3.5
million dollars. Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua
Bell sold out at a theatre in Boston and the seats averaged $100.
Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organised by
the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception,
taste and priorities of people.
The question tested were:
* In a common place environment, at an inappropriate hour,
do we perceive beauty? Yes/no
* Do we stop to appreciate it? Yes/no
* Do we recognise the talent in an unexpected context? Yes/no
Point to Ponder:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best
musicians in the world playing the best music ever written,
how many other things are we missing in our life?
நன்றி திரு பத்மநாபன்
Monday 19 January 2009
Sunday 18 January 2009
Tuesday 13 January 2009
A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on the end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots was perfectly made and never leaked. The other pot had a crack in it and by the time the water bearer reached his master's house it had leaked much of it's water and was only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his master's house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.
After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you." "Why?" asked the bearer. "What are you ashamed of?" "I have been able, for these past two years, to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your master's house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don't get full value from your efforts," the pot said.
The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion he said, "As we return to the master's house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path."
Indeed, as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and this cheered it some. But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad because it had leaked out half its load, and so again the pot apologized to the bearer for its failure.
The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of your path, but not on the other pot's side? That's because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back from the stream, you've watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my master's table. Without you being just the way you are, he would not have this beauty to grace his house."
Each of us has our own unique flaws. We're all cracked pots. But if we will allow it, God will use our flaws to grace his table. In God's great economy, nothing goes to waste. Don't be afraid of your flaws. Acknowledge them, and you too can be the cause of beauty. Know that in our weakness we find our strength.
Sunday 11 January 2009
FOUR THINGS YOU PROBABLY NEVER KNEW YOUR MOBILE PHONE COULD DO
There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:
The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile; network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.
SECOND have you locked your keys in the car?
Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your cell phone.
Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. This saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other 'remote' for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).
THIRD Hidden Battery Power
Imagine your mobile battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370# Your mobile will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your mobile next time.
FOURTH How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 #
A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.