Saturday, May 17, 2008

mid exam goosebumps


hiii all.I just love blogging.Here I m able to confess anything .It is like an open mirror.Since the moment I am into blogging I feel like having a friend to whom I can speak out anything with few exceptions though which I manage to bring in as some facts cannot be published on internet,Hey guys do u know that I m writing this post in the midst of my 4th semester exams.Really I couldn't stop myself as our exams are going to be over by Monday and then I will be on my way to Joda --a mining city in Keonjhar district in orissa.This city is famous for iron ores .Elephants may come across you while travelling.Really I m not joking.Elephants come across the roads and block the vehicles often but I have never seen them harming anybody.They take away offered foods along with them while verifying each and every vehicle on the highway.Actually their jungles are being cut for mining purposes, so where will they go?Believe me the city is heavily polluted due to mining activities by industries.There are hundreds of big industries in the city.There was a day when it was pretty dangerous during night near the jungles but now the city is overcrowded with outsiders.
The price of commodities are very high there and there is no good living place as all are filled out with smoke.But venture out of Joda and you will find about more than 15 tourist places .Beautiful jungles and rivers.The nearby villages are full of tribal people and now they are suffering from the bad impact of industrialization.So ten days there as my brother is an Engineer out there in Tata sponge plant.I will undergo some industrial training as I have planned.Then I am returning to Bhubaneswar ,city of temples,city of comfort for me, the capital of orissa for summer training.I am planning to do some advanced java classes along with dot net classes.Actually we are a group of friends who are planning for some outing in the summer to some nearby place which will give us a nice break from this graduation rush.Then after 45 days of holidays I have to be back for my 3rd year and I am excited about the fact that we will be super seniors by then waiting eagerly for new people in the campus.Hoping to do some friendly ragging of the juniors but the principal seems to be very strict this time.It is time for dinner and I m feeling very hungry irrespective of the bad smell of our canteen in the college.Anyways appetite makes one forget everything like I have forgotten all tastes.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Just another girl

Woke up round a half past ten

Can’t believe that I'm late again

Put down about a quart of caffeine

To stop my pulse and then

I grab my jeans off the floor and i hit the door

Just the same old same

It goes to show

You never know

When everything is about to change

Just another day

That started out like any other

Just another girl

Who took my breath away

And then she turned around

She took me down

Just another day that i had the best day of my life

Can’t say exactly what it was

She’s not the usual type

She wore a cowboy hat with the red Prada boots and a Gwen Stefani smile

Then she pulled out a pen and surprised me when she wrote her number on my hand

Then she was gone

And from now on

I'm gonna be a different man

Just another day

That started out like any other

Just another girl

Who took my breath away?

And then she turned around

She took me down

Just another day that i had the best day of my life

I guess it goes to show

You never really know

When everything's about to change

Just another day

That started out like any other

Just another girl

Who took my breath away?

And then she turned around

She took me down

Just another day that i had the best day of my life

Just another day

That started out like any other

Just another girl

Who took my breath away?

And then she turned around

She took me down

Just another day that i had the best day of my life

Started out like any other

Had the best day of my life

Best day of my life

Took my breath away

Had the best day of my life

So how to achieve Self-Improvement/Positive-Attitude

No one enjoys hearing negative comments from others, especially if there is no constructive value to them. So why put up with these comments when they come from you. Negative thinking makes you less attractive to the abundance around you and more attractive to all that you don't want. You attract what you think about and focus on. The main reason why people fall far short of their desires in life is self sabotage. Most of it happens at a very subtle subconscious level. Many of those negative thoughts that you get, even the little tiny ones that last only milliseconds are part of your self sabotage. Deleting your automatic negative programming and replacing it with positives is a monumental task, but it can be accomplished in a number of ways. You can change your body and even your whole life and make it what you want if you start by following these guidelines to set yourself up for success:

1. Recognize your potential We can't all have a body like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Elle McPherson. With the right genetics and self-determination you might come close if you're prepared to do what it takes. But with a realistic assessment of your body, natural attributes and limitations you will be able to avoid the disappointment from unrealistic expectations. Be careful not to sell yourself short though.

2. Define your purpose the whys behind what you do will lend power to your success potential. If your reasons for working out, dieting or training at something are strong enough they will pull you toward the outcome you desire. Keeping in mind the compelling reasons for what you want will help keep the dream alive. If you don't have compelling reasons you will drop the goal when the going gets tough.

3. Decide the goals you want Keep your long term goal in mind but focus on the little steps that achieve the short-term goals that lead to your ultimate desired result. Make your timeframe realistic and be patient with yourself. You can always make adjustments along the way. Remind yourself that 'Rome wasn't built in a day'.

4. Discipline yourself Focus on your goals, see yourself already there and put in the action that is necessary. Working out and eating right require discipline. Discipline focuses your attention and draws you to your goal. Train yourself to every day do at least one thing that you don't want to do, that if you did it, would advance you closer to your goal.

5. Get motivated Keep your purpose foremost in your mind for that extra push toward achieving your goals. Keep the negatives at bay when setbacks and procrastination arise by focusing on the end product rather than the process to get there. If you think about the cold early morning start rather than the good feeling of completing your workout you won't get past first base.

6. Develop self-confidence Believe in your ability to achieve your goals. Don't allow yourself the luxury of indulging in complaining, expressing self-doubt or frustration. Visualize yourself achieving the success your want. Do activities that give you feelings of success and accomplishment.

7. Replace negatives with positives This may be easier said than done but you've got to start to develop the positivity habit. Catch yourself whenever you hear a negative thought and stop it. Enlist the aid of a partner to help you.

8. Avoid negative people and situations You wouldn't choose to breathe toxin-laden air or eat poisonous food would you? So why stay in the presence of people and situations that are emotionally toxic. Negativity is contagious... just as positivity is.

9. Accept what is Accepting things for the way they are does not mean you have to like it or that it can't be changed. Once you accept it you remove your subconscious resistance and you can actually proceed to change it. Moaning and complaining keep you attached to that very thing you are whining about and push away the very thing you say you want. Your thoughts create your reality. Negative thinking will drag you down and obstruct your goals. Change your thinking and you change your world.

Another wonderful info.

Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS. From world

Over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed:
 
"Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease"?
 
To this Arthur Ashe replied: The world over -- 5 crone children start
Playing tennis, 50 lakh learn to play tennis, 5 lakh learn professional
Tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach
Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals, when I was holding a cup I
Never asked GOD "Why me?".
 
And today in pain I should not be asking GOD "Why me?”
 
Happiness keeps u Sweet, Trials keep u Strong, and Sorrow keeps u Human,
Failure Keeps u Humble, Success keeps u Glowing,* But only God Keeps u
Going*

Digital signature -A new era of secure economic transactions.


Digital signature is the most fascinating application of cryptography these days and as per my intuition it is going to be utilized and developed all over the world in few more years.We were having a techfest called ADVAITA this year .I decided to go over there and present a paper with my branch colleague Sumeet.Thinking of some good papers I had the idea of this paper on my mind.At first I was not at all confident of getting success because being in 4th Sem means there is no way of having knowledge about cryptography still we managed to mug up some of the cryptographic algorithms alongside loads of research in the development activities in this area.Luckily we were not asked any kinda questions about core cryptographic algorithms & that is how we had a narrow escape.So after all we managed to get the second position but what I feel good at is I got some special kind of confidence after presenting the paper due to the fact that we were able to present our assessments and analysis.It is not about winning something but the place is for proving yourself before nobody but yourself only.Below follows the abstract of our paper .The links for full paper and presentation are as follows.

full paper in word format

full presentation in powerpoint format.
Digital signature –The new era of secure economic transactions
By
Mr. Bikash Kumar Mallick, 4 th SEM, e&I branch
E mail-bikash0601@gmail.com
Mr. Sumeet kumar MAharAna, 4th SEM, E & I branch
E mail-sumeet2010@gmail.com
j.i.t.m, paralakhemundi.
There are many ways of applying cryptography and one of the many is “Digital signature” which is also known as “advanced electronic signature”. The person who is signing a document can see his signature is an ordinary signature whereas his signature is invisible is digital signature. This is a basic difference between an ordinary signature and a digital signature. This paper presents you an overview of the digital signature concept.
Digital signatures can be used to authenticate the source of messages. Authentication provides the means of ensuring the identity of a user; a digital time stamp bound to information can establish when it was created; the digital signature itself can be used to prove who sent a document, and prevent the originator repudiating ownership. When ownership of a digital signature secret key is bound to a specific user, a valid signature shows that the message was sent by that user. The importance of high confidence in sender authenticity is especially obvious in a financial context. If a message is digitally signed, any change in the message will invalidate the signature. Furthermore, there is no efficient way to modify a message and its signature to produce a new message with a valid signature, because this is still considered to be computationally infeasible by most cryptographic hash functions.
So digital signature thus helps cryptography to prove itself. Assistance is required from the law to help it attain the functional element of non-repudiation. Once non-repudiation has been achieved, then and only then, can electronic commerce be expected for any constructive purposes?


Monday, March 3, 2008

something worth motivating by abdul kalam..

The President of India DR. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 's Speech in Hyderabad .

Why is the media here so negative?
Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements?
We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the tribal village into a
self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.
I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news.

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime. Why are we so NEGATIVE? Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign T.Vs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology.

Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is. She replied: I want to live in a developed India . For her, you and I will have to build this developed India . You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation.
Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance.

Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice is yours.
YOU say that our government is inefficient.
YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.
YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are a joke. The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.
YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.

YOU say, say and say. What do YOU do about it?

Take a person on his way to Singapore. Give him a name - 'YOURS'.. Give him a face - 'YOURS'. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best. In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground links as they are. You pay $5 (approx. Rs. 60) to drive through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your status identity… In Singapore you don't say anything, DO YOU? YOU wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai . YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah.
YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London at 10 pounds (Rs.650) a month to, 'see to it that my STD and ISD calls are billed to someone else.'YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop, 'Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so's son. Take your two bucks and get lost.' YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand .
Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo? Why don't YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston??? We are still talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own. You who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you be the same here in India?

Once in an interview, the famous Ex-municipal commissioner of Bombay, Mr. Tinaikar, had a point to make. 'Rich people's dogs are walked on the streets to leave their affluent droppings all over the place,' he said. 'And then the same people turn around to criticize and blame the authorities for inefficiency and dirty pavements. What do they expect the officers to do? Go down with a broom every time their dog feels the pressure in his bowels?
In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan.
Will the Indian citizen do that here?' He's right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility.
We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick a up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin. We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms.
We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity.
This applies even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service to the public.

When it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child! and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our excuse? 'It's the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry.' So who's going to change the system?
What does a system consist of? Very conveniently for us it consists of our neighbours, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU. When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr.Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country and run away.
Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England . When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.



'ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDIA AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE INDIA WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY'

Lets do what India needs from us.


Thank you,

Dr. Abdul Kalam