Thursday, June 30, 2005

Personal Tag

Personal Tag

It’s the personal Tag now. Cogito & Cernar have tagged me.


I look much younger than my age
Thiruttu Muzhi(TY:Genisis)


Spam Filters in office where I am working, blocking messengers ..

Hangover after heavy bo....

After completing techinical exams, exam retires and new version comes in.


Internet connection

Music Player







Visit UK

Watch Wimbledon

century by Sachin


Open an orphan/homeage

Travel to all seven continents

Want to settle down in my Agriculture field










You Can If You Can


Around 200



Kongu Raasaa



Monday, June 27, 2005

Is Married Man Earning More?

Who is earning more?

Married men earn more than bachelors so long as their wives stay at home doing the housework, according to a report Wednesday from Britain's Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER).

Academics Elena Bardasi and Mark Taylor found that a married man whose wife does not go out to work but is primarily responsible for the cooking and cleaning earns about 3 percent more than comparably employed single men.

But that wage premium disappears if wives go out to work themselves or don't do most of the housework.

"It has been fairly well documented that married men earn more than single men," Taylor, a labor economist, told Reuters.

"However, our research established the wage premium is related to the wife doing the chores," said the academic who teaches at the University of Essex in eastern England.

He said analysis suggests there could be two explanations for the results:

A marriage might allow a husband and wife to focus their activities on tasks to which they are most suited. Traditionally, this would result in the man concentrating on paid work enabling him to increase productivity and in consequence his wages.

Taylor said another explanation could be that marriage may increase the amount of time a man has to hone work-related skills which could trigger higher wages.

Taylor and Bardasi analyzed the hourly wages of 3,500 men who have been interviewed annually since 1991 as part of the British Household Panel Survey.

"We looked at all types of jobs from unskilled up to managers and professionals," Taylor said.
Detailed Report

Friday, June 24, 2005

Another Moon for Us.

Believe it or not? Today i got a mail, which made me surprise, sharing the mail to you.

The Red Planet (MARS) is about to be spectacular! This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history.
The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.
The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. By August 27, Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. Mars will be easy to spot.
At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m. by the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m. That's pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Sania at Wimbledon

Sania Mirza Vs Kuznetsova, the first Indian girl to play in Center court of Wimbledon, so the expectation also, high. Sania started amazingly breaking first game from Kuznetsova. I thought she will beat Kuznetsova in 2 sets itself if she plays like the same. After 4 th game.. Kuznetsova started playing differently placing in the balls near to Net. She lost first game 4-6. However, she won the 2nd set with high pressure tie-break 7-6. In Final set she lost her hope and Kuznetsova started playing coming forward and playing some short shots where Sania is poor in it. She lost the match but won most of the souls in Wimbledon. She is only 18, she will improve her game and get back with little technical knowledge will make her good place in Tennis.

Better luck next time, Sania.

Friday, June 17, 2005

KPMG offers apology over illegal tax

KPMG LLP, one of the Big Four accounting firms, apologized yesterday for helping to set up illegal tax shelters, a move that could help it avoid a criminal indictment like the one that destroyed Arthur Andersen three years ago.
Apart from KPMG, federal authorities are also investigating Ernst & Young. An Ernst & Young spokesman declined to comment on the status of the probe.

You too KPMG!

Here is the report

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

A Race to the Top

For those who don’t know, who Thomas Friedman is - He is a Multiple Pulitzer award (Journalism equivalent of Nobel) winning New York Times Columnist on Current affairs, often quoted by the likes of President Clinton and others. He has been speaking passionately of Indian engineers and the country ever since visiting this India after 9/11. He is currently in Bangalore (for the nth time) and has this column in yesterday's New York times.
A Race to the Top
Voters in "old Europe" - France, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy - seem to be saying to their leaders: stop the world, we want to get off; while voters in India have been telling their leaders: stop the world and build us a stepstool, we want to get on. I feel sorry for Western European blue collar workers. A world of benefits they have known for 50 years is coming apart, and their governments don't seem to have a strategy for coping.

One reason French voters turned down the E.U. constitution was rampant fears of "Polish plumbers." Rumors that low-cost immigrant plumbers from Poland were taking over the French plumbing trade became a rallying symbol for anti-E.U. constitution forces. A few weeks ago Franz Müntefering, chairman of Germany's Social Democratic Party, compared private equity firms - which buy up failing businesses, downsize them and then sell them - to a "swarm of locusts."

The fact that a top German politician has resorted to attacking capitalism to win votes tells you just how explosive the next decade in Western Europe could be, as some of these aging, inflexible economies - which have grown used to six-week vacations and unemployment insurance that is almost as good as having a job - become more intimately integrated with Eastern Europe, India and China in a flattening world.

To appreciate just how explosive, come to Bangalore, India, the outsourcing capital of the world. The dirty little secret is that India is taking work from Europe or America not simply because of low wages. It is also because Indians are ready to work harder and can do anything from answering your phone to designing your next airplane or car. They are not racing us to the bottom. They are racing us to the top.

Indeed, there is a huge famine breaking out all over India today, an incredible hunger. But it is not for food. It is a hunger for opportunity that has been pent up like volcanic lava under four decades of socialism, and it's now just bursting out with India's young generation.

"India is the oldest civilization, the largest democracy and the youngest population - almost 70 percent is below age 35 and almost 50 percent is 25 and under," said Shekhar Gupta, editor of The Indian Express. Next to India, Western Europe looks like an assisted-living facility with Turkish nurses.

Sure, a huge portion of India still lives in wretched slums or villages, but more and more of the young cohort are grasping for something better. A grass-roots movement is now spreading, demanding that English be taught in state schools - where 85 percent of children go - beginning in first grade, not fourth grade. "What's new is where this movement is coming from," said the Indian commentator Krishna Prasad. "It's coming from the farmers and the Dalits, the lowest groups in society." Even the poor have been to the cities enough to know that English is now the key to a tech-sector job, and they want their kids to have those opportunities.

The Indian state of West Bengal has the oldest elected Communist government left in the world today. Some global technology firms recently were looking at outsourcing there, but told the Communists they could not do so because of the possibility of worker strikes that might disrupt the business processes of the companies they work for. No problem. The Communist government declared information technology work an "essential service," making it illegal for those workers to strike. Have a nice day.

"This is not about wages at all - the whole wage differential thing is going to reduce very quickly," said Rajesh Rao, who heads the innovative Indian game company, Dhruva. It is about people who have been starving "finally seeing the ability to realize their dreams." Both Infosys and Wipro, India's leading technology firms, received more than one million applications last year for a little more than 10,000 job openings.

Yes, this is a bad time for France and friends to lose their appetite for hard work - just when India, China and Poland are rediscovering theirs.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Apple with Intel

Most of the Animations are being done in Mac - Apple platforms, most of the films were made in Mac only.

But as per the latest news Apple will discontinue using microprocessor chips made by IBM in favor of Intel chips. Though Mac is costlier than Intel processor, due to the perfection and rendering speed of Mac all animators are relies on Mac/Apple chip. This is too early to say about the performance Mac with Apple. However we know the performance about Intel(AMD is better for Animation).

So Animators welcome to our board with same slow processing and Debugs as we are getting in Intel Chips.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Pics Update

Mama and Mami in Pugai Mandalam

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