Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Kinds of Writing

I was too much bothered by the purpose of the different types of articles I keyed in for my blog. I stumbled upon this piece of information when I was searching for some useful material. So, I share it with you here so that it might be useful to all.
There are various types of effects a writer might wish to have on his readers. It might be to inform, to entertain or to persuade. Each of this results in a different type of prose. To inform, is the most common of all these forms and based on what it’s about, it becomes description, exposition or narration.

· Exposition, in simple is explanation. It is a style that used to explain how things work. It is constructed logically. It is organized around cause or effect, true or false, positive or negative, general or particular and assertion or denial.

Description is putting forth the author’s visual perception in a clear pattern. The general problem is to arrange what we see in a proper pattern.

Narration is used to explain a series of related events or a story. Arranging the events in a sequence of time and revealing their significance are the two the important things in narration.

· Persuasion changes the way the reader thinks or believes. It takes three forms. Argument provides evidence or logical proof and appeals to reason. Satire ridicules folly, subtly or coarsely. In the form of eloquence persuasion appeals to ideals and noble sentiments.

· Entertaining includes fiction, personal essays and sketches.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Magic Story

I once happened to stumble upon a website on self–development and kind of stuff, with a lot of books listed for that purpose. They all appeared too very elaborate for a person like me to go and take a look at. But then, I was specifically attracted by a book called 'The Magic Story', that I settled down to read it at once. It seemed to me to be a bit of what I call ‘different’ from the usual self–improvement books claim themselves to be. It is a book for the desperate person who struggles to face the realities of life – in short for everyone. The message has been put forth strikingly for the common man. More should be attributed to the way in which the message has been put forth – frankly, na├»ve. The content is nothing more than fifteen pages and is split in two, with a part about how the book changed a man’s life overnight. All that is known of its origin is that it was written in the seventeenth century. And the author is of course, unknown.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Space Elevator!

A space elevator, which can be used to transport materials from earth to the space, is being planned to be built by the Japan Space Elevator Association. The project is estimated to cost around $9 billion and is seen as a good alternative to space launch used nowadays. It will save cost and energy significantly.

The elevator will work based on the technology used in Bullet trains. Strong nanotubes made of carbon, tethered to the Earth’s surface will reach a satellite docking station that will be in orbit above the Earth. The centrifugal forces of the Earth’s spin will keep the cables taut. This space elevator, doubtlessly, will be a world wonder which will take the place of the tallest structure ever built. It is expected to be 180,720 times taller than the CN Tower in Canada, which is 533 meters tall. It will stand one fourth the distance to the moon, in height.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Behind the scenes

We watch movies of our favourite stars and stage plays hosted by popular names in the field and applaud (or giggle at) them for their work. But how many a times do we really appreciate the people behind the scenes who toil a lot to make the project a success? I had been to a movie shooting spot a few months ago and found a lot of men working for the sets. These workers arrange the equipment preparatory to sessions and performances, rig and dismantle stage or set equipment such as frames, scaffolding, platforms, or backdrops, using carpenter’s hand tools, read work orders and follow oral instructions to determine material to be moved and its relocation and so on. They do not get the advantage of an organized work place as most of us do. Their skills have to span from installation, operation, control and maintenance of machines and equipments and handling situations at the eleventh hour. They are faced with some tight deadlines in the sets. In fact, these people are also good managers. Now I feel it is always appropriate to think of such projects as a team work, rather than a movie by some producer or some good actor.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Still the most coveted job - Medicine

This Industrial world is surging ahead at a rapid pace. New technologies emerge, even new industries are born every year. Millions of jobs are created, but still people
loose jobs like as if they are never secure. But, medicine, education and some other industries remain unaffected by the global financial crisis.

No good industry, so far, has been able to maintain its sheen like medicine. Come recession or bad financial market, there is tonnes of job cut. But there is always loads of work for the medical experts. It is no surprise that jobs in the medicine and health care fields top the list of 100 best paying jobs in the twenty-first century. Anesthesiologists, Internists General, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orthodontists, Prosthodontists, Psychiatrists, Surgeons are the top eight best paying jobs of this century.You could simply guess why students flock the medical institutes for a medical seat as the average annual pay for these people stands more than $145,600!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Facebook etiquette

We all go about using all sorts of social networking tools available nowadays, to stay in touch with friends. But, is it an exception to showing to the world who you are? We should not forget to observe certain basic etiquette in this too. ’Horning in’ is a meddlesome act to be avoided. Just like any such act in the society, it shows that you are a nosy person. If you are interested in a person, you could send a private message. Using facebook to breakup with your girl is a ruthless thing to do. Keeping the groups you join discreet is advisable, as it speaks much about you. And the most gracious thing that you would have done to a friend is – respond! Remember the old saying, ‘He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship’

Monday, September 15, 2008

Where are the games?

Online games have just about become an obsession for many kids that gaming on the net and in their PCs. It is almost a part of their every day life.

The days of outdoor games, aside from football or cricket, are gone. Even some parents don’t have enough control or time for that matter, to think up possible solutions to scotch their children’s obsession with computer games.

These games help prevent child obesity which is a major problem to parents nowadays.It would be a sad result in future, if traces of such games get lost. Today, is the time for elders to realize this and take steps to restore as much of those good old days’ activities that added beauty to our homes.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Fresh minds at work

I just wish to tell you how new graduates go about doing their new jobs. They are just fully occupied right the first day with thoughts that they even think simple tasks that they perform will heighten them to the top rungs! This surely is because, they are full of excitement and enthusiasm about their new job. It could also mean that they previously spent several days sleepless in their beds before they finished college. It is normal for a person to have a lot of anxiety about a new venture, but it sure is time for these fresh minds to just relax and take their own time to get used to the organization. These guys will get to know the truth only after seeing the way some of the senior staff work! It means stay cool and you will learn.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


There is so much in a man's mind which when left untold could be of use only to him. So, for a person who is a lover of silence (patience & peace), there needs to be a suitable medium to express his thoughts. So I chose this blog. I'm using this blog as a journal to express my thoughts. Your thoughts ..Who cares? Truly - I write just because I wanted a medium to express the tons of thoughts that cross my mind every day and this is a blog of my own. I'd even go to the extent of saying its for my own use. If you have come across looking for some content that would be in the way you wished it would be, this is not the right place. I guess I should soon have an 'about' page and put up this information there.