Archive for November, 2010


Since I have been blogging, the most important question in my mind has been how to make my blog more popular or what should I do to get more number of hits/visits to my blog. It is at that time I attended the session on Search Engine Optimization. This session was basically for the people who own or have their separate websites. But some information that was shared was also applicable and quite helpful for blogs as well. In this post here I will be basically writing about the blog applicable contents discussed in that session.

To start with SEO one must know what exactly it is. I found a very good definition of SEO from Wikipedia, and I thought of putting that here rather than writing it on my own. Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the “natural” or un-paid (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results. Other forms of search engine marketing (SEM) target paid listings. In general, the earlier (or higher on the page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search and industry-specific vertical search engines. This gives a website web presence.”

Today I guess the best way to get your blog more popular is by getting it listed on the various search engines. Now to get the blog listed one must know how the listing is done. For blogs basically what can be done is the content should be written is that the keyword or the main idea of the content comes a few times in the content written. This will help increase the rank of the blog post for the search engines. Now a days a lot depends on the terms that are searched. If your blog post is something relevant to those key terms then it is necessary that those terms come in your post a few times so that the search engines will come to know that your blog post has relevant content related to that term. But one thing must be kept into consideration is that one cannot just include the key words in the content without the complete post being much relevant to that topic as this might, provoke the search engines to black list your site or blog. This is all about contents, I am not going to write how the Google rank works or how the search engine works at the moment because they are more helpful in sites rather than in blogs.

One can increase the number of visits by adding images on the blog as well. But one important thing has to be the naming of the images. The image must be named in such a way that they are hit by the search engines when the term is searched. For example, if I put an image of Sachin Tendulkar, it is important that I name the file as SachinTendulkar.jpg or something similar. If I name it as 1.jpg, the search engines will not come to this image when the term Sachin Tendulkar is searched on it. This is a good practice that needs to be followed while blogging (something I never followed or I can say was not aware of till this session).

Now coming to the contents part again, it is very important to write content relevant to the readers you are targeting. I used to follow a show that had become pretty popular, and I used to blog about its update very often. Since sometime my hits started increasing exponentially thanks to these posts and increasing popularity of the show. As my blog had quite a lot of relevant content for that show, my blog started receiving hits/visits for the terms searched related to that show. But this technique will take a lot of time to start getting big number of hits, and also it might not be long lasting. As now this show that I used t update about regularly has ended and my blog posts have reduced to almost 1/3rd or 1/4th since then. This again indicates that probably a post will not always give you regular visits; there can be changes and variations to it as well. Again it depends on what time it is written, if the post is about a recent event then it will definitely give high results initially and then fade out. So with all this, what I exactly want to say is, if you take up a topic then keep on updating on it a lot, so that the search engines will find a lot of relevant data for that on your blog.

Also initially I believed that more the number of hits the blog gets the more popular it becomes amongst the search engines. Well this is partially correct. As initially I used to visit my own blog post several times and try to increase the hits so that it starts to feature more on the search engines. But this does not help at all. The search engines take into account the number of unique visitors that come on to the blog to calculate the rankings, and then in the end it accounts for the number of hits per unique visitor. So with very few unique visitors it does not really help the blog get popular. So all I want to say with this is, that one must try and target the readers of different age group to try and get many unique visitors on the blog to make it more popular.

What all can help your blog get more visits. Does Twitter help? The answer to this would be yes. As Twitter is a micro blogging site it does help to get hits to your blog, not in the correct way but they do get a few hits. I came to know of this some months ago. Unfortunately, a few months back one of my old classmate had met with an accident, and had lost his life in that tragic event. I had tweeted on my site regarding this, by paying condolence to his family and also informing my other classmates about the incident. After a couple of days I saw that there were  quite a few hits on my blog with the search term containing my friends name and the place of the accident, or just my friends name. Initially I was confused to why this has actually happened. Then I realized that since my blog is linked to my Twitter profile, the blog takes my latest tweets from the Twitter account. Due to this since that tweet about the accident was amongst my latest tweets it got a lot of hits to my blog as well. In fact in such a scenario I realized that such a search term directs the person to most visited post of your blog, even if that post is completely irrelevant to the topic the person might have searched for. But this is only possible if you have linked your Twitter account to your blog.

At the end I would like to add is to make your blog popular one needs to be patient, it takes time. Some of my posts have started getting recognition almost after two years of having them posted. This may be because I guess the search engine rate the older posts more. Also all the ways i have mentioned here to increase the number of hits/visits to his blog are based on my personal experience. So all I can say that these are not the only ways you can increase the number of hits with. Probably there are many more ways as well of which I am not aware of, so if anyone has some other ideas on this, their thoughts are welcome here. It would be great if you all can add onto this information here, as these steps are very basic in nature, and I guess quite a lot will be following it as well. So I am  really hoping a few good comments here so that I can also get some help regarding this.


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For a long time now I have been wanting to earn from my blog here. Since wordpress does not support Google Ad sense, the biggest opportunity gets missed that way. Because of this I have been searching a lot of ways by which I can try and get some revenue out of the blog as well since it is doing pretty well in the daily visits that it receives. So for this I have been finding terms over Google, but all I get is either results of Ad sense or earn some extra money by working online (from home). If one gives a search command on Google, there are n number of results that are displayed only for these. So I thought of just researching on the second part probably with no intention of applying at it. I have researched a lot from these sites and so I thought that I should write about them here.

To start with these sites ask a person various jobs such as reading emails, doing data entry, even there are jobs for writing contents for publishers. In fact many sites (almost all) tell you that you can earn 10000 – 25000 INR or 250-500$ per month and also show many testimonials of people who have earned money working online (I guess this is a pretty decent amount especially since they say one needs to work only 2-3 hours daily to earn such revenue). All of them say that registering is free, and then later ask you to buy a pack for some amount, and the pack would work as trainer to help you learn how to go about the job (on various sites These packs range from 200-2000 INR some form 10-30$ depending on the different sites that I have seen). I was never interested in this as I always believed it to be unsafe so never got beyond just researching the site.

This is when just recently I came across an email that was sent to me by a trustworthy friend. This site again claimed  that you could earn 9000 INR per month. But when I just went through the site details and researched on it a little bit, I came to know that there is no investment that needs to be done. Then I cross checked the details with my friend and he advised me to join it since whatever one will earn is profit, the person does not need to invest money at any point of time. So I thought of why not giving it a try.

Now coming onto the details part of the site. This site is interesting and pays you some amount for every sponsored email you read. But the amount is too less for each email and I really doubt if anyone can earn 9000 a month. So I would advise one to join this as only thinking it as extra pocket money and not as a part time income. This site says that you can withdraw money and the cheque will be mailed to your address. Now again, I cannot comment on its authenticity since I have never wanted to withdraw the money earned from the site. But yes I do feel it may be authentic and one can give it a try since the site does not ask you any of your account or other confidential details ever.

Again this is something that I was not looking out for initially to earn. But I did find that interesting so thought to write about this. If I get some more information about how to earn money from the blog, I will definitely write about that as well. In fact if you all know any such way to earn money through blog, I mean a wordpress blog then do write it to me or do put in a comment about it over here.

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Power Grid corporation will be listing its FPO at the exchanges on the 23rd of November. These are one of the most awaited listings in the shares market, especially after the openings of the Coal India. The demand of these shares were such that they were subscribed 14.88 times. The issue price of the shares has been fixed at 90 a share, which was the higher end of the price brand of 85-90 the organization had quoted. These shares are the second of the 10 IPO/FPO the government has planned to open in this financial year.

I have found some more information on this here:

“India’s biggest inter-state transmission firm, Power Grid Corporation, will list its equity shares, issued recently via follow-on public offer (FPO), on exchanges on November 23, 2010 informed its chairman and managing director, S K Chaturvedi in an exlusive interview to CNBC Awaaz. Power Grid will raise around USD 1.7 billion through this issue. Date for the basis of allotment is yet to be decided.

The company has fixed an issue price at Rs 90 a share, at higher end of price band of Rs 85-90. However, retail investors and employees will get shares in allotment at Rs 85.5, a 5% discount to issue price.

According to him, the response from company’s employees to the issue was very energetic along with other investors. Reserved portion of employees in Power Grid FPO was subscribed 1.11 times while in Coal India, employees’ portion was subscribed just 10%.

Chaturvedi believes that the company’s strong planning of grid capacity expansion was the reason that investors believe in strongly while subscribing. Foreign, non-institutional and retail investors showed strong response to the issue; their portion subscribed 18.52 times, 28.86 times and 3.85 times, respectively. Overall the issue was subscribed 14.88 times.”


There is another new browser I have recently tried. This comes from the Netscape group and has coupled with Facebook. I have been using Facebook a lot more extensively, for the last couple of days, and that is why I am have started liking this new browser. Here is the original RockMelt site. I am also putting down the article that came on the Yahoo News:

“A new internet browser that requires a Facebook log-in has been unveiled, aimed squarely at social networking users.

Called RockMelt, it has been set up by Marc Andreessen, the founder of Netscape.

Based on Google’s Chromium software, Rockmelt is designed to let users share everything they do with the friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Down the side of each web page visited is a selection of each user’s most-used Facebook Friends and Twitter contacts, reports the Daily Mail.

A statement on the firm’s blog read: ‘With RockMelt, we’ve re-thought the user experience, because a browser can and should be about more than simply navigating Web pages.

‘Today, the browser connects you to your world. Why not build your world right into your browser?’

The browser makes it particularly easy to share links with friends by dragging pictures, URLs or videos onto one of the small photos, known as ‘edges’ that line the browser’s window.

Because you have to sign in before using Rockmelt, all of your favourite sites, blogs and friends are listed when you log in.

The browser alerts you when a new story, video, or post appears on the sites you visit the most, without you having to leave the webpage you are currently on.

However, the fact that a user’s entire web search history, friends and favourite sites are known by RockMelt, will alarm those wary of handing over personal information to tech firms.

The firm claims that this browsing information will not be sold to advertisers.

‘We are not going to run an ad network. We actually don’t know where you go,’ co-founder Tim Howes told website TechCrunch. ‘That information does not leave your browser.’

The way you search on the internet is also different with RockMelt. Instead of a whole page of search results from Google, only the first 10 results come up, displaying the web page of each result before you click on it.”

A Good Moral Story!

Posted: November 15, 2010 by Shishir Gupta in God, Just For Fun
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I wanted to write this story for a long time. I had heard this in the church, when I as a school kid had gone to attend the thanksgiving prayer. At that time the Bishop of the churc had narrated this story and had said that it was a true incident. Although anything coming from him had to be true. I was moved by the story then, and since I have started blogging, i wanted to write about this. I remebered the jist and moral of the story very well, but did not remember the complete one. That is why I could not write it down so far. Then just a few days back one of my friends, forwarded this story in an email, and since now I have the complete story, I thought of writing it down here.

Here it goes:

“Once there were three trees on a hill in a woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said “Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.”

Then the second tree said “Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull.”

Finally the third tree said. “I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me..”

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said, “This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter.” and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest.

At the second tree a woodsman said, “This looks like a strong tree, I should be able to sell it to the shipyard.” The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.

When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. One of the woodsman said, “I don’t need anything special from my tree so I’ll take this one” and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for. The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end. The third tree was cut into large pieces and left alone in the dark.

The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams. Then one day, a man and women came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time.

Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn’t think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and he stood and said “peace” and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the king of kings in it’s boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.

In fact in the first tree’s case it was Mother Mary who gave birth to Jesus and it was Jesus himself who was laid in that feed box. This was how the first box could carry the most precious thing in the world, the greatest treasure of all time. In the sceond tree’s case when the storm had hit, it was none other than Jesus himself whostood up and silenced the storm. This was how the second box was able to carry the king of kings in it’s boat. And as said earlier, Jesus was crucified on the third tree. This was how the dream of the third tree, that of being closest to the god, was fulfilled.

The moral of this story is that when things don’t seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, He will give you great gifts. Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined.”


After a wait of 20 months finally the verdict of Aman Kachroo ragging case is out. And the 4 accused were convicted in the case. I must say that after a long wait of 20 months (though this a very short time in India) justice has been given to Aman’s parents.

Personally I feel that ragging should be banned from all colleges (this is what everyone feels) and may be a good and timely decision like this would help to eradicate ragging. But I guess, ragging is such that cannot be stopped easily, especially at such a mass level. Hopefully colleges will take strict action against these activities to stop them. Had the college taken a step when Aman had complained earlier, he probably would have been alive. Hopefully things will change in future, maybe this verdict will help things change.

Here is the article from The Hindu:

“Four medical students were today convicted of culpable homicide not amounting to murder by a fast track court for ragging to death their junior Aman Kachroo in Himachal Pradesh last year.

The quantum of sentence is expected to be pronounced later in the day. The offences for which the four students were held guilty are punishable with a maximum of a 10-year jail term.

Additional District and Sessions judge Purinder Vaidya held the students guilty under sections 304 II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) and 34 (common intention) of IPC.

Nineteen-year-old Aman, a fresher of Rajendra Prasad Medical College and Hospital in Tanda, about 15 km from here in Kangra district, succumbed to injuries on March 8, 2009, after being allegedly ragged by final year students — Ajay Verma, Naveen Verma, Abhinav Verma and Mukul Sharma.

Reacting to the judgement, Aman’s father Rajendra Kachroo termed it as a victory and said this is a message in loud and clear terms to people who still indulge in ragging.

“I see this as a victory not only for me but for the people who are fighting for judicial reforms, criminal reforms and against ragging. I see it as a victory,” he said.

Mr Kachroo said he is not unduly bothered over what punishment the four students would get. “The essence is not punishment. It is the prevention of crime,” he added.

Mr Kachroo said if he had not fought against the bail granted to the four accused earlier this year, “I would not have seen this verdict today.”

Senior public prosecutor Jiwan Lal Sharma had contended that Aman was brutally beaten up under the garb of ragging by his four seniors and had succumbed to his injuries.

The court has recorded the statement of 38 witnesses, comprising doctors, police personnel and Aman’s father during the trial.

Mr Kachroo, appearing in court for the first time in the case on August 28 this year, had said his son spoke to him in detail about the incident of ragging that occurred in the college.

“Aman even told me that he had given in writing a complaint to college authorities regarding the (ragging) incident… Three to four hours after I got the phone call from Aman, somebody informed me on telephone from the college that he had passed away,” he had told the court.

The court had also re-examined two doctors — Harjeet Pal Singh of the ENT department, and DP Swami, assistant professor of forensic medicine department of the hospital — who are related to this case.

On July 17, the fast track court had granted bail to all four accused in the case, but later the Himachal Pradesh High Court cancelled the bail of the accused.”

I just hope that it gets finished here, it does not go to the higher courts and then to Supreme Court, as it does for most of the cases. If a decision has been taken let it be that way. As I have a feel that is the only way this verdict will bring a fear in the minds of students before they even think of ragging. Though this is not the first death in India that has happened because of ragging. Here is a list of all the deaths due to ragging:

2010

  • Nagedra AV, 25, was found dead in Chandigarh’s prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research on 19 April. The doctor had joined this post-graduate institution just two months ago. The police said he jumped to death from the hostel building, his father said he had been pushed. His father said a day ago he had said he was finding it difficult to continue there due to ragging.
  • Sinmoi Debroy, 21, was found hanging from the ceiling fan, dead, in his hostel room in Chennai on 4 April. It was a private hostel shared by students of various colleges. Most of the 42 SMSes in the Assamese engineering student’s mobile phone were threats and abuses from seniors, who also demanded money.
  • Ajub Ajith, 19, hanged himself to death from the ceiling fan in his house in Thiruvananathapuram on 31 March. He was a student of at the Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology. He had told his mother that he was being ragged badly, but prevented her from complaining to the principal as, he said, that would make matters worse for him.
  • Satwinder Kumar, 28, ended his life on 3 March. He was a student of the Advanced Training Institute, Mumbai. In his suicide note he named seven seniors who had ragged him so much that he left for home for Kurukshetra rather than take mid-term exams. Before he could reach home, he committed suicide by throwing himself before a goods train in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar district.
  • Premlatha, 22, committed suicide by consuming sulphuric acid in the chemistry lab of the B S Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College on 5 February. Her brother singled out one senior, Yogesh, 22, a fourth year student, as the person ragging her the most.
  • Gaurav Sadanand Raut, 22, strangulated himself to death on 9 February in his hostel room in Nashik’s Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj Medical College. His father named his roommates Mandhar Monde and Anil Kavade as the culprits. Although the police detained four students, the local NCP MLA, Vasant Pawar, also the general secretary of the college body, denied that the student had been ragged.

2009

  • Anusha Hyderabad, November 5 (I don’t have more information on this. Any true information is welcome)
  • Ayan Adak, Kolkata 9 October 2009 (I don’t have more information on this. Any true information is welcome)
  • Aman Kachroo, 19, (on 7 March) a first year student of Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College, Tanda, Kangra, HP, India, had repeatedly complained to his parents about the brutal ragging that took place on the Medical College campus — often by completely drunk third-year students. On Friday night and Saturday morning (March 6–7, 2009), the boy was beaten so badly that he died of brain haemorrhage.

2007

  • Durgesh Shukla, on 18 September he hanged himself from a ceiling fan in his hostel room in Pioneer College, Bhopal. He blamed seniors in his suicide note.
  • Manjot Singh, an MBBS student, on 8 August committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance. He did so at his residence in Chandigarh, due to ragging in his hostel at the Government Medical College, Chandigarh.
  • Chetan Raj, 18, on 20 September, committed suicide in Mysore. His body was found hanging from the roof of his lodge room. He had already complained to his parents that he was being ragged in his college.

2006

  • S. P. Manoj, In November, committed suicide in his hostel room at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
  • Azad Nair, 22,  a cadet at the Officer’s Training Academy(OTA) in Chennai. On 5 November, hanged himself from the fan of his room. Prior to his suicide he had told his brother Soumendu over telephone that he was being ragged and humiliated at the OTA and he had pleaded to his father Padmanabhan Nair to rescue him from the OTA.
  • Ashoke Chaudhury (I don’t have more information on this. Any true information is welcome)

2005

  • C Abraham, a first year engineering student, on 14 December hanged himself to death at his residence in Hyderabad. In his suicide note, he mentioned that he was not interested in studies. His parents suspected that his suicide to be a result of ragging.
  • Sridhar, 18, on 5 December, hanged himself to the ceiling fan in his hostel room in Chennai. In the English press, only one newspaper in Mumbai reported the incident.
  • Amit Sahai, on 11 October, committed suicide by jumping before an approaching train in Jalandhar. He was a student of NIT Jalandhar, Punjab. In his suicide note he blamed nine senior students of the National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar for having mercilessly ragged him.
  • Kamlesh Sarkar, 19, in July, committed suicide in a private hotel management institute in Kalyani, Nadia district, West Bengal. The police filed an unnatural death case and not one of ragging.

2004

  • Mohan Karthik Tripathy,19, on 19 December, hanged himself from a ceiling fan in his hostel room at the SKR Engineering College in Tambaram, Tamil Nadu. His written complaint about ragging to the college authorities had gone unheeded. He had been forced to bathe in his own urine.
  • Sushil Kumar Pandey, 18, in June, hanged himself to death after the humiliation of being paraded naked by his seniors at the Madan Mohan Malviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Aakriti Dhar (I don’t have more information on this. Any true information is welcome)
  • Ehsan Saba (I don’t have more information on this. Any true information is welcome)

2002

  • Anup Kumar, 19, in September, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Kanpur. In his suicide note, Anup said that he was going through mental agony due to the sexual harassment by second-year students of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow, in the name of ragging.

1984

  • TK Chidambaram Raju Iyer, 22 years old, on the night of September 13th/14th, 1984, was killed by his seniors at the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. He was ragged by 4 senior students (Ashok Kapadia, Ajay Batra, Sujit Gopal, and Rajnish Jain), who remain scot-free to this day. Also, no action was taken against the Director of IMT, Ghaziabad or the warden of the hostel. Unless strict criminal proceedings are carried out against such people, the menace of ragging will continue to haunt India.

By this post I would also like to request everyone, to stop ragging, because if you are caught, you will be severely punished. The junior induction should only be limited to a healthy interaction, at no point of time should it cross the physical and mental torture limits.

Though I believe everyone will have different ideas and thoughts on this topic, so all thoughts are welcome for discussion. Even those that are in favor of ragging (hopefully there should not be any such though).


Facebook is growing on a very fast pace today. Now days most of the people who use internet have a Facebook account. It has definitely become one of the most common networking sites. I have been using quite a few networking sites such as Orkut, Facebook, Twitter and ibibo for some time now. And I always wondered how safe is the information that I put on these sites.

Taking my personal experience into an example, I have been using Orkut a lot and for a long time, nearly 6 years now. And I used to use it a lot. I used it to get in touch with old friends, make new friends over the internet. In short, to make a good and strong friend network. But then sometime around 3 years back, I incidentally happened to add a person to my friends, and he was an imposter and did trouble my friends in my friends list a lot (ways I don’t want to mention here). And then I realized is the information that I am sharing over here safe. From then on I have nearly stopped using my Orkut account and only visit there in a few days to check the updates. I have now started using Facebook, and now very carefully add only those people as friends whom I know very well personally. Now I don’t add people as friends that easily. But still the question remains in my mind that what all information is safe to put on these networking sites.

It is at this time that I came across this article that does explain what all information should not be shared over the networking sites, especially form the Facebook point of view. I found this article very interesting and helpful so I am pasting it here for everyone to read.

“Wonder how much of personal information is fine on Facebook? Well, an expert tells you the dos and don’ts of being a part of the social networking giant.

Dave Whitelegg said that although Facebook is a fun way to keep in touch with friends and family, it can also be dangerous.

“Posting certain photos or information on the site puts you at risk of being fired, a victim of crime, or even worse. There are computer programmes called ‘data mining’ that sweep Facebook to collect dates of birth, phone numbers, addresses etc. That’s gold dust to criminals,” the Sun quoted Whitelegg, an IT security expert, as saying.

Here are the 10 things you should never post on Facebook and why.

  1. Date and place of birth– This places you at massive risk of identity theft. They are the most commonly used security questions on password resetting sites.
  2. Mother’s maiden name-A lot of sites use your mother’s maiden name to authenticate who you are. They also commonly use the school you went to as a security question.
  3. Address– It again puts you at risk from identity fraud, but also from burglars and stalkers.
  4. Holidays-If you post an update on Facebook saying: “Can’t wait till next Wednesday – two weeks in Miami yeh!” you are basically saying: “Come and rob me.”
  5. Short trips from home-Again, this can put you at risk of burglary and stalking.
  6. Inappropriate photos– Don’t post racy, illicit, offensive or incriminating photos. Bosses and prospective employers are increasingly looking at Facebook pages.
  7. Confessionals-These can also get you fired or haunt you for the rest of your life. Posting you are skiving work, who you are sleeping with, or doing something shameful is just dumb.
  8. Phone number-Unless you want to be bombarded with unsolicited phone calls from people trying to sell you something – don’t.
  9. Children’s names-These can be used by identity fraudsters or, more sinisterly, by paedophiles. It is much easier to steal a child’s identity. An adult will eventually discover something is wrong by, for example, their credit rating being affected. Children won’t.
  10. Don’t post a full public profile-It won’t just exist on Facebook, it will go on any internet search such as Google.

Only give the bare bones such as a name. Keep everything else private.”


Now Miley Jab Hum Tum is about to end on 19th November. Star One is now looking on a complete makeover, and is ending its old shows and bringing in a new flavour. But will this really work with the audience that is left to be seen. For the moment the news is that another popular show Miley Jab Hum Tum is going to end in a couple of week’s time. This show started 2 years back and gained really good popularity as it was about the college youth, and so attracted a lot of youngsters. But now the sources say that it is coming to an end.

Earlier just about a week back, Star One ended its one of the most popular show ever Dill Mill Gayye. It has left many fans disappointed. Now with MJHT also coming to an end, it might be sad news, especially for people like who generally watched only these two shows. I guess the creatives of the show had the closure in my mind for some time now, and that is why did were trying to get everything well and on track as the initial story line suggested.

In the DMG’s case as well, the show suddenly ended but I am happy that it had a happy ending to it. Hopefully MJHT will also have a similar happy ending. I won’t say that I am happy with the changes happening, but if they have to happen why not happen with a good end to it. The news is that all is going to be well before the end.

A new show titled Dhoondh Legi Manzil Hamein is to replace Miley Jab Hum Tum from 22nd Nov. There are already speculations of the next season of the show to start. In fact for DMG people are already talking about the next season starting in January. Though all this looks very difficult since almost all the shows at the moment are relatively new and the channel would not want to end them abruptly.

Anyways I am hoping to see these shows again, in a new season. If not the show at least the actors again maybe in some other show. Well in the end I just hope the show ends in a grand style.


Coal India Ltd. will be listing itself at the exchanges on the 4th of November. These are one of the most awaited listings in the shares market. The demand of these shares were such that they were subscribed 15.28 times. Finally they were given at the ratio of 1:2. That is if a person had subscribed for 200 shares, he was allotted 100 shares. The issue price of the shares has been fixed at 245 a share, which was the higher end of the price brand of 225-245 the organization had quoted. The prediction is such that the sensex would cross 21000 this diwali, which would lead up the value of Coal India to 350 a share.

I have found some more information on this here:

“Equity shares of much-awaited Coal India (CIL) initial public offering (IPO) will be listing on exchanges on November 4, 2010.

The issue price of India’s largest IPO has been fixed at Rs 245 a share, at higher end of price band of Rs 225-245. The company has raised more than Rs 15,100 crore through IPO by issuing 63.16 crore equity shares.

Coal India to list shares on November 4

It was subscribed 15.28 times, including major contribution from qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) followed by non-institutional investors (NIIs) and retail investors. The reserved portion of QIBs was subscribed 24.7 times, non-institutional investors 25.4 times and retail 2.31 times while employees’ portion was subscribed just 0.1 time.

All issue proceeds received by the selling shareholder (government of India). The government’s stake reduced to 89.99% post the issue. The offer constituted 10% of the post offer paid-up equity share capital of company. ”