Entrepreneurship

May 27, 2011

Dear all, on 25/05/2011 we had Guest speaker session on Entrepreneurship by Indian American businessman and entrepreneur Dr. Gururaj Deshpande founder and Chairman of Sycamore Networks, USA. He interacted with fellows on entrepreneurship, who have vast experience in entrepreneurship. 

It was really interesting session by Gururaj Deshpande sir. He shared his experiences with fellow it was really inspired us to think differently and to do things differently. After attending his session we could make out difference between entrepreneur and businessman. 

 Entrepreneurship is making things happen and Innovation is generating new ideas. Some of the qualities of entrepreneur are….

a) Risk taking : Entrepreneur is the person who takes risk and try to do things happen. He will be always ready to face challenges which blocks his journey. 

b)Innovation: Entrepreneurship and Innovation goes hand in hand entrepreneur who always tries to do things differently and make things happen. Innovation is a part of entrepreneurship. 

c) Leverage Resources: Entrepreneur who always try to utilize resources which are locally available or based on the availability of resources he think of business or enterprise. At the same time he will be conscious about market and other external factors which have effects on Enterprise to develop. 

d) Conviction: The best quality of a successful entrepreneur is strong conviction where they believe in their idea and have passion to do it or to put in to action. Entrepreneur will be very much confident in their idea and work hard to make it happen. 

e) Hurdles: To become a successful entrepreneur its not easy task, there will be thousands of problems may come on the way, but entrepreneur has to solve these blocks or problems he will take appropriate steps to solve problems. 

f) Team: Entrepreneur is the one who build competitive team to work and to developbusiness.Entrepreneur is the person who give more important to Team and identify talented and skilled one who can really contribute for the development of enterprise. 

g) Flexible: The best quality of entrepreneur is flexibility because business depends on external conditions so for an enterprise there are many external conditions which influence its growth and development. According to the market condition and need, entrepreneur has to change his ideas.

Entrepreneur has to be polite and firm enough to run his business. He has to be aggressive in implementing policies and handling things. He has to be competitive to run his enterprise. 

I thank Gururaj Deshpand Sir for his informative and valuable suggestions. I’m inspired by his speech it was really boosted me to think in terms of entrepreneurial spirit in our work places.   







     

Education

May 23, 2011
Dear all we had Education Module in Deshpande Fellowship Program from past four days I learned many interesting things about education system in India. Is is necessary to know about our education system. I’m aware of many terminologies which are frequently used in education system in India. We had sessions on Elementary Education, Higher Education  and Innovation in Education. We had session on Right to Education Act-2010. One whole day we had practical session on new innovation called Nali-Kali method which is implemented for 1-3 standard classes in government school. I really understand where we are lacking in education comparing with other countries. Our education system have not changed since 150 years it is a clear indicator that our education system doesn’t run according to the time. It does’t give freedom for children to express their interest and opinion. Even after 60 years of independence only 13% of the people are able to get higher education today. After spending 4 days I came to know that we have lot to achieve in education system. It’s time to act not to talk to improve and ensure quality education in our schools. As a social work student it made me to think about experiments and innovations which are done by many educationists in the present education system. It also made me to think and grab the opportunities which are available in the education system. After attending education module i understood that….
Education is to learn.
Education is to do.
Education is to be.
Education is to live together.

Agriculture

May 14, 2011

Dear all, today we had Agriculture Module in Deshpande Fellowship Program. I personally learned many new things in agriculture module. It was really interesting to be a part of this module. I learned the concept of Sustainable Agriculture, Farmer Field School and City Farming. We Cohort VI Fellows had field visit to BAIF NGO which is working for agriculture development. 

I think if we follow some cropping pattern in agriculture it help to sustain for long time. After this module I think agriculture can provide year long work in the agriculture farm itself instead of searching job and going to other places. It can be profitable business. Even in dry land we can grow some of the fruit trees. I think it require lot of patience and hard work to get result in the field. Without using chemical fertilizer we can get more yield by using vermi compost which can be prepared by farmers by using all type of agriculture waste and home waste.
Sustainable Agriculture 
Sustainable development is the kind of agriculture which deals with the
Conservation of Natural Resources,
Development of Natural Resources, and
Proper utilization of Natural Resources to meet the present and future needs.
Facilitators followed participatory method to teach agriculture module, we all participated very well in the group activities in the class.

Right to Information Act-2005

May 5, 2011

Right to Information Act-2005 Rally in Kalaghatagi Taluk

Dear all, I had been participated in Right to Information Act-2005 (RTI Act-2005) rally in many villages of Kalaghatagi taluk. We created awareness among the villagers about RTI Act-2005 by songs, street plays and group discussions. We also filed RTI applications on many issues in the villages, we filed 130 RTI applications on different issues/problems in the villages. We also taught many youths to write RTI application so that they can take initiative in their villages to make government accountable. It was nice experience to work in a team and in a new place. I need to thank all my Co-fellows for their support and cooperation. Spacial thanks to Chinnababu sir for his support and guidance to organise RTI rally. We got good response in some villages and in some villages response was very poor. We had a problem of transport but still we were able to organise RTI rally without any problem. We will  keep follow up of RTI applications in coming days which are filed in the villages.

Village Study Experience

May 2, 2011

Dear all, finally I’m back from my extended village study. This village study was really memorable one. I studied about “Impact of NREGA on Veerapur village”. This was bit challenging for me to find out beneficiaries and to collect data. I got good cooperation by panchayath officials and villagers. In my personal opinion it was difficult to adjust with food and water in the village. Villagers treated me very well and supported me in my study. It gave me sense of confident because I met many unfamiliar people and interviewed them. So it helped me to develop confidence to speak strangers. I think villagers have lot of hope on NREGA scheme to get employment as well as to develop community infrastructures by using labour. They feel that road connectivity, land development, toilet construction in the village, and irrigation are the most useful project to develop their village. Some of the villagers feel that corruption exist in NREGA scheme, many fake bank accounts are created. It was nice experience for me to understand grass root level reality. Villagers are very simple and hard workers they always think about work. When we go to village for study, they expect something from that study. Overall it was nice experience I enjoyed it.

Extended Village Study

April 25, 2011

Extended Village Study

Dear all, I’m going to village on 26/04/2011for Village Study. I’m going to Veerapur Village near Dharwad and panning to study about National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in my village study. I think NREGA is the best program to develop community assets for community development. It guarantees 100 days of work for rural poor and unemployment. Central government and State government give funds to implement the project.I wish you can share your opinion and help me to study NREGA implementation. I want to know what kind of information I need to collect in the village. Looking forward to hear your suggestions and comments.

Experience of Movie Making

March 22, 2011

I think Movie Making Software have many advantages to prepare small documentaries. When I learned Movie Making it was bit confusing but when we did  practically it was easy to understand. It have many options like Tools, collection part, preview and narration part. We give background music related to subject or give background voice there is option to record voice. I like this very much because there is option to insert text in between the slides or two pictures. We can set the timing of slide appearance. We can add as many as slides or pictures and adjust where it should be placed. We can add many background music also. We prepared a 5 min movie for Cohort V fellows on their graduation we use many animations as possible in that movie. We can also add a video clips  also we can edit and remove unwanted scenes.

5 Tips to Avoid Hackers and Computer Viruses

March 2, 2011
5 Tips to Avoid Hackers and Computer Viruses

Condensed Release:
Knowing how to use the Internet in the 21st century can only be equivocated to having a super power. You can do things that people 30 years ago thought only The Jetsons would be able to accomplish: send letters without needing postage, turn your car on from your phone, operate traffic lights and fire, police and ambulance notification systems. The world is your oyster. However, like any super power, if all of this control is placed in the wrong hands, personal and public safety is called into question.  

Full Release:
Knowing how to use the Internet in the 21st century can only be equivocated to having a super power. You can do things that people 30 years ago thought only The Jetsons would be able to accomplish: send letters without needing postage, turn your car on from your phone, operate traffic lights and fire, police and ambulance notification systems. The world is your oyster. However, like any super power, if all of this control is placed in the wrong hands, personal and public safety is called into question.

Keeping your information safe is easy, just follow these steps.

Hacking

To understand what hacking is, think of it as virtual breaking and entering. A masked villain is infiltrating your computer to steal what is rightfully yours: your virtual property. Once hackers break in, they can alter important information, delete key files, and even crash an entire network of computers.

Most often, computer hackers break into large consumer websites. The goal: to steal bank account and credit card information. Consider these tips for your Internet security:

Use a firewall. Even though hackers usually affect large company websites that does not mean that home networks are completely safe. With a firewall in place, you can control your security and filter what information from the internet is safe and what is not.

Use caution when giving out personal information on the internet. We hear it all the time, but do we really listen? Use software to keep information safe, and only give out your information if you trust the company. Check the BBB Business Review at bbb.org before buying from a company of which you have no direct knowledge.

Ignore your preconceived notions. Kids hack too. It’s hard to imagine a teenager that has the power and knowledge to bring a network of computers to their knees, but it’s been done. Teach your children safe computer practices, just as you would teach them that robbing a bank or driving drunk is wrong. Just because it’s virtual doesn’t mean the consequences are virtual too.

Viruses

Viruses are similar to hacking in that they exist to impair or destroy the infrastructure of your computer. However, much as its name would signify, a virus is like a common cold. It is easily passed from computer to computer through the Internet with nothing more that the click of a button or the opening of an email. Once it reaches as far as it can, the virus takes over the hosting computer.

Unfortunately, for its victims, viruses infect your computer often before you even know what you did wrong.

Don’t open emails that are suspicious. It’s relatively common knowledge that you shouldn’t open an email that touts “FREE FREE FREE” in the subject line, but the landscape of email viruses has changed in the last few years. Now viruses can appear as if they are coming from someone in your contacts. Make sure to monitor subject lines, even if you know the sender, and if you are the victim of an email virus, immediately warn your contacts because they are the next target. After that, change your password often over the next few weeks.

Don’t be a victim of the scam emails coming from companies you may already do business with, e.g. your bank, your credit card company or even a store where you shop. These fake emails are out to get your personal and financial information. None of these legitimate firms would ask for your personal or financial information via email or phone call. They have this information on file. These emails are made to look exactly like they are coming from your bank, credit card company, etc. Please don’t be fooled. It will end up costly you money or you will become a victim of identity theft.

Back up your information. Viruses can affect just your email, but, too often, they spread throughout your entire computer. While buying a new computer can be painful, losing pictures, documents and music can hurt even more. Once a month, once a week, even once a day, take the time to back up information that you can’t live without.

In summation, use your powers for good, but remember that the Internet houses many-a-Lex Luthor just waiting in the shadows for the opportunity to wreak havoc on your virtual life

Link: http://www.theweekly.com/news/2011/February/23/Hackers_Viruses.html

Movie Maker

March 2, 2011

Windows Movie Maker

Window Movie Makers is movie making software. It’s the product of Microsoft Corporation. This software is used to create short movies, music files and image files. We can create short movies and video documents. It may be limited to 10 minutes only. The existing videos, images, and audios can be edited in this programme. This programme contains different options like effects and transitions to make the movie more attractive. This has different parts like:

  • Tools: contain all the tools to edit the file.
  • Collection part: to collect the movie making files and can seen in this part.
  • Preview screen: in this the files can be seen individually.
  • Narration part: in this part the story can be narrated by giving voice.

It have Toolbar box in that the following option are there.

  1. Tool box: by using this box we can capture the photos, audios and video clips from the camera. Photos can be capture from the computer itself if it has option to capture the photos or video clips. We can import files from the pre-existed files.
  2. Edit movie: this have various options like editing and giving effects and transitions to make movie more lively and attractive. In this we can set the images, audio and videos slides according to the convenience and narration. The background music can be set. This can be reduced or increase based on requirement. Timing can set to each and every clip.
  3. Finish Movie: this will be the final stage where we can save the file which we have created. The file will be saved in two forms; one is in project file and another in movie file. In case if we want edit further the project file can be used, but in the movie file can’t make further changes.

Uses of Movie Makes

  1. This programme is useful to create small documentary. It will be used to create awareness on various issues like HIV, Illiteracy, Health related issues, environment etc.
  2. There are many effects, transitions, titles, to make movie or documentary more interesting because we can write slogan or use voice to narrate the story so that it will be easy to understand for those who are watching this documentary.
  3. After capture, any clip can be dragged and dropped anywhere on the editing list.
  4. It can be use to show or convey message within a short time.


Who are you?

February 17, 2011

Dear All here is an interesting information, i thought to share with you all.

LOOK UP YOUR BIRTHDAY AND SEE WHAT ANIMAL YOU ARE.

January 01 – 09 ~ Dog
January 10 – 24 ~ Mouse
January 25 – 31 ~ Lion
February 01 – 05 ~ Cat
February 06 – 14 ~ Dove
February 15 – 21 ~ Turtle
February 22 – 28 ~Panther
March 01 – 12 ~ Monkey
March 13 – 15 ~ Lion
March 16 – 23 ~ Mouse
March 24 – 31 ~ Cat
April 01 – 03 ~ Dog
April 04 – 14 ~ Panther
April 15 – 26 ~ Mouse
April 27 – 30 ~ Turtle
May 01 – 13 ~ Monkey
May 14 – 21 ~ Dove
May 22 – 31 ~ Lion
June 01 – 03 ~ Mouse
June 04 – 14 ~ Turtle
June 15 – 20 ~ Dog
June 21 – 24 ~ Monkey
June 25 – 30 ~ Cat
July 01 – 09 ~ Mouse
July 10 – 15 ~ Dog
July 16 – 26 ~ Dove
July 27 – 31 ~ Cat
August 01 – 15 ~ Monkey
August 16 – 25 ~ Mouse
August 26 – 31 ~ Turtle
September 01 – 14 ~ Dove
September 15 – 27 ~ Cat
September 28 – 30 ~ Dog
October 01 – 15 ~Monkey
October 16 – 27 ~ Turtle
October 28 – 31 ~Panther
November 01 – 16 ~ Lion
November 17 – 30 ~ Cat
December 01 – 16 ~ Dog
December 17 – 25 ~Monkey
December 26 – 31 ~ Dove

If you are a Dog : A very loyal and sweet person. Your loyalty can never be doubted. You are quite honest and sincere when it comes to your attitude towards working. You are a very simple person, indeed. Absolutely hassle free, humble and down-to-earth! ! That explains the reason why your friends cling on to you! You have a good taste for clothes. If your wardrobe is not updated with what is trendy, you sure are depressed. Popular and easy-going. You have a little group of dignified friends, all of them being quality-personified .

If you are a Mouse : Always up to some sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what makes you so cute and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person. No wonder people seek for your company and look forward to include you for all get-together’ s. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God bless the person then!

If you are a Lion: Quite contradictory to your name, you are a peace loving person. You best try to avoid a situation wherein you are required to fight. An outdoor person, you dislike sitting at one place for a long duration. You are a born leader, and have it in you how to tactfully derive work from people. You love being loved, and when you receive your share of limelight from someone, you are all theirs!!!! Well, well… hence some people could even take an advantage, flatter you to the maximum and get their work done. So be careful…..


If you are a Cat : An extremely lovable, adorable person, sometimes shy, with a passion for quick wit. At times, you prefer quietness. You love exploring various things and going into depth of each thing. Under normal circumstances you’re cool but when given a reason to, you are like a volcano waiting to erupt. You’re a fashion bird. People look forward to you as an icon associated with fashion. Basically, you mingle along freely but don’t like talking much to strangers. People feel very easy in your company. You observe care in choosing your friends.

If you are a Turtle : You are near to perfect and nice at heart. The examples of your kindness are always circulated in groups of people. You, too, love peace. You wouldn’t like to retaliate even to a person who is in the wrong. You are loved due to this. You do not wish to talk behind one’s back. People love the way you always treat them. You can give, give and give love, and the best part is that you do not expect it back in return. You are generous enough. Seeing things in a practical light is what remains the best trait of you guys.

If you are a Dove: You symbolize a very happy-go-lucky approach in life. Whatever the surroundings may be, grim or cheerful, you remain unaffected. In fact, you spread cheer wherever you go. You are the leader of your group of friends and good at consoling people in their times of need. You dislike hypocrisy and tend to shirk away from hypocrites. They can never be in your good books, no matter what.. You are very methodical and organized in your work. No amount of mess, hence, can ever encompass you. Beware; it is easy for you to fall in love….

If you are a Panther : You are mysterious. You are someone who can handle pressure with ease, and can handle any atmosphere without going berserk. You can be mean at times, and love to gossip with your selected group.. Very prim and proper. You like all situations and things to be in the way you desire, which, sometimes is not possible. As a result, you may lose out in some relationships. But otherwise, you love to help people out from difficult and tight spots when they really need you.

If you are a Monkey : Very impatient and hyper!!! You want things to be done as quick as possible.. At heart, you are quite simple and love if you are the center of attraction. That way, you people are unique. You would like to keep yourself safe from all the angles. Shall your name be dragged or featured in any sort of a controversy, you then go all panicky. Therefore, you take your precautions from the very beginning. When you foresee anything wrong, your sixth sense is what saves you from falling in traps. Quite a money minded bunch you people are!!