Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Kids - How wonderful

Couple of weeks back when some relatives visited my place we visited a temple (as a part of trip in the campus). My son, 4yrs old was with us. On our way he asked me 100 hundred questions as always. One of it was “what happened to these plants?” pointed his finger to small plant that withered in summer heat. I explained that as plants/trees don’t get enough water during summer, they are dyeing. When rains come there would be new plants again. He continued with his questions "why doesn't it rain now?", "when would it rain?" and I continued with my answers.
While at temple we all prayed and my little one started running from one corner to another. My mom called him and explained to him that this is a sacred place, you should rather pray.
He quickly did "Namaste" and started running again. My aunt stopped him and said "you should ask him (god) something". My little one did "Namaste" again and tried to run away.
My aunt asked him "what did u ask?” Everybody started making their guesses "chocolates?", "Toys?", "Ice creams", "New clothes". He promptly replied NO, I asked for water to these plants. Everybody laughed at him and teased him.
And when he came to me, I assured him that he is the best & kissed him. He started running around again.
For a moment when I thought about the whole thing, I released how wonder we are as humans when we are born. Somewhere down the line as we grew up we have unlearnt some nice things and learnt some wrong things. Kids (we were all too) are so unconditional in loving. They find joy in doing things. They imagine with out limits and forgive easily.
We grow ups need reasons to like somebody, we have rigid opinions about people, we are result oriented, and most of us have self imposed pressure of being better than others.I am still wondering how wonderful world would be if we haven’t unlearnt those nice things.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Lets Vote - Lets make a difference

With polls around the corner, here are few more details you should know

If you have registered yourshelves but havn't received the card(please wait till 15th Apr 09) can still vote. Check whether your name is there in the Voters' List. Login to and submit Name of District, AssemblyName / House No and click search. If your name is there in the voter list, you will get the results. All you have to do is to carry the following documents along with you : and Voter Id Card No (it would there in the site) .

You can find polling booth of your area details at:
You can also check the same by sending an an SMS to 56677 in this format: CEO or HNO
You can find your constituency details at (enter your Voter Id Card No in the Voter Id Card field and click on

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

HR executive's Love Letter

Dearest Ms Juliet,

I am very happy to inform you that I have fallen in Love with you since the 14th of October (Sunday). With reference to the meeting held between us on the 27th of July at 1500 hrs, I would like to present myself as a prospective lover.

Our love affair would be on probation for a period of three months and depending on compatibility, would be made permanent. Of course, upon completion of probation, there will be continuous on the job training and performance appraisal schemes leading up to promotion from lover to spouse.

The expenses incurred for coffee and entertainment would initially be shared equally between us. Later, based on your performance, I might take up a larger share of the expenses. However I am broadminded enough to be taken care of, on your expense account.

I request you to kindly respond within 30 days of receiving this letter, failing which, this offer would be canceled without further notice and I shall be considering someone else. I would be happy, if you could forward this letter to your sister, if you do not wish to take up this offer.

Thanking you in anticipation,
Yours sincerely,
( HR Executive )

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Date's format when Mail Merging data from XL to Word

When you are mail merging dates from Excel to Word., the merge shows data in mm/dd/yy format irrespective of format you have in excel.

Here is the procedure to change the format of merged data in word:

Once finish the merge and put all the merge fields in, click on the date one you want to change so it is highlighted, then press Alt + F9 on the keyboard. This will display all the merge codes.

All you need to do is add some extra code to change the formatting.

Eg: your original table field is called 'Date', the merge field will currently be {MERGEFIELD "date"}

You need to add the following formatting data: \@"dd MMMM yyyy"

So your field will now look like this {MERGEFIELD "date" \@"dd MMMM yyyy"}

Press Alt + F9 again to revert to the field name view, then click onto the next step. You'll see your dates are now formatted in the long date format.