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The Friday Fun :-)

September 25th 2008, The debut for liveankit, I started writing my blog with no aim and target in my mind.. It was the day 1 for my blog, Ab Big b to ni hun, tht ppl will read me, almost everyone close to me with whom i chose to share the idea wanted me to write, though like me they were uncertain too, hw to run a blog, wht to share, and hw to get connected... 
Regardless of the various uncertainities tht were flowin in my mind, i wrote the first post, poured ample of data,shared my personal stories,  and started getting readers and commentsss..

The statistics have touched a four figure now, around 1500 visitors, the purpose of telling u all this is not a publicity for blog, or acknowledgin the response, But it is to acknowledge you all for readin my stories continuously , this is not my blog, u have made me feel tht the blog has become ur daily destination too.. i really like it... , barring the informative posts, i know the other posts are useless to u, why others will have interest in reading my stories and tragedies, why would u like to know my routine.. ?? , this is something i am really proud of.. i m happy with it...

Talking about the friday fun, during my trainin in NOIDA(i did one at Xceed ), i found friday to be the best day of the week,  as u guys must be aware tht Software companies work for 5 days, so friday is the last working day there... it is fun all around... ppl in colourful informals, diversified menu  and plannings for weekends...Friday Menu is a splity of software companies.. 

let me quote some live examples:

  • At Google India Pvt Ltd, every Friday afternoon the staff gets together at their cafeteria for an hour where they are treated to special food and good music. 
  • Called Thank Goodness It’s Friday, it’s a much awaited hour for Googlers. 
  • Technology public relations firm Text 100 India Pvt Ltd hosts Freaky Fridays once a month where employees play indoor games such as dumb charades, antakshari or be a part of outdoor activities such as cricket or movies.
  • Employees at Coca Cola India Inc. get a hamper comprising Coke goodies every Friday. Also, there’s a special Friday menu on offer at the company’s cafeteria and some Fridays, the HR team facilitates sales counters outside the canteen where employees can buy anything from a candle to a car. 
The purpose of discussion is not the friday menu, it is to tell  the changes in the culture of organizations, the functions of HR have changed too...Now we can hardly say tht HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGERS Are performers for a single day, they have a continuous job to be done...

Sometimes during the normal routine , i find tht we , as Indians , least know India... Lets take a peep look on the key attributes of the largest Democracy...

Capital: New Delhi

  • Located in South Asia, India is the seventh largest, and the second most populous country in the world. 
  • Home to the Indus Valley civilisation and known for its historic trade routes and vast empires, India is recognised for its commercial and cultural wealth for a large part of its long history. 
  • It is the centre of amalgamation of many religions and ethnicities which have shaped the country's diverse culture. 
  • Colonised by the United Kingdom from early eighteenth century, India became a modern nation state in 1947, after a struggle for independence that was remarkable for its largely non-violent resistance.

Location: South Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan.

Geographic coordinates: 20 00 N, 77 00 E

Climate:

  • Mainly tropical in southern India but temperatures in the north range from sub-zero degrees to 50 degrees Celsius. 
  • There are well-defined seasons in the northern region: winter (Dec - Feb), Spring (Mar - Apr), Summer (May - Jun), Monsoons (Jul - Sep) and Autumn (Oct - Nov).

Area: total: 3,287,590 sq km

Land: 2,973,190 sq km

Water: 314,400 sq km

Natural resources: coal (fourth largest reserves in the world), iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, titanium ore, chromites, natural gas, diamonds, petroleum, limestone, arable land.

Land use: arable land: 48.83 per cent

Irrigated land: 558,080 sq km (2003)

Population: 1,147,995,898 (July 2008 est.) :-):-):-):-)

Population growth rate: 1.578 per cent (2008 est.)

Ethnic groups: Indo-Aryan 72 per cent, Dravidian 25 per cent, Mongoloid and other 3 per cent (2000)

Religions: Hindu 80.5 per cent, Muslim 13.4 per cent, Christian 2.3 per cent, Sikh 1.9 per cent, other 1.8 per cent, unspecified 0.1 per cent (2001 census)

Languages: Hindi is the national language and mother tongue of 30 per cent of the people. There are 21 other official languages. English is the preferred language for national, political, and commercial communication.

Literacy: Total population: 61 per cent

Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

Political system and Government:

The 1950 Constitution provides for a parliamentary system of Government with a bicameral parliament and three independent branches: the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. The country has a federal structure with elected Governments in States. There are 28 states and 7 Union Territories.

Chief of State: President Pratibha Patil (since 25 July 2007)

Head of Government: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (since 22 May 2004)

Indian Economy

  • India's diverse economy comprises of conventional village farming as well as modern agriculture, a wide range of modern industries, a large number of services and handicrafts also. 
  • Services are the chief source of economic growth, accounting for more than half of India's output with less than one third of its labour force. 
  • The economy has registered an average growth rate of more than 7 per cent since 1997, reducing poverty by about 10 per cent. 
  • India achieved 8.5 per cent GDP growth in 2006, and again in 2007, considerably augmenting its gross production. India's chief strength comes from its large numbers of well-educated, skilled people, adept in the English language, helping India to become a major exporter of software services and software workers.

GDP (purchasing power parity): US$ 2.989 trillion (2007 est.)

GDP (official exchange rate): US$ 1.099 trillion (2007 est.)

GDP - real growth rate: 9.2 per cent (2007 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP): US$ 2,700 (2007 est.)


GDP - composition by sector:

Agriculture: 17.6 per cent

Industry: 29.4 per cent

Services: 52.9 per cent (2007 est.)

Labour force: 516.4 million (2007 est.)

Investment (gross fixed): 34.6 per cent of GDP (2007 est.)

Industrial production growth rate: 8.9 per cent (2007 est.)

Exports: US$ 150.8 billion f.o.b. (2007 est.)

Exports commodities: petroleum products, textile goods, gems and jewellery, engineering goods, chemicals, leather products

Exports partners: US 17 per cent, UAE 8.3 per cent, China 7.7 per cent, UK 4.3 per cent (2006)

Currency (code): Indian rupee (INR)

Exchange rates: Indian rupees per US dollar - 1 USD = 42.8180 INR (July 2008)

Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March

Transportation in India

Airports: 346 (2007)

International airports: Ahmadabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram.

Railways: total: 63,221 km (2006)

Roadways: total: 3.314 million km (2007)

Waterways: 14,500 km (2006)

Major ports of entry: Chennai, Ennore, Haldia, Kolkata, Kandla, Kochi, Mormugao, Mumbai, New Mangalore, Paradip, Tuticorin and Vishakhapatnam.


Even i am reading it again, it feels good when we read abt INDIAAAAAA


Chak De... 

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Anonymous said…
hemare dep. mai kuch programe hona chahie weekend ka!!!!!!
hainnaaaaaa
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Anonymous said…
i like to read urrr stories......
Anonymous said…
and thnxs 4 providing so much information abt DELhI.....
M_U_K_U_N{U_V} said…
Actually sir ji 'BRAND INDIA' rocks But wo hi bat hai na hi hame ye sab pata hai or na hi hum log int. lete hai
Hame to US or Uk ke bare me info. ikathi karni achi lagti hai.
But INDIA ki care nahi hai.

Thnx alot to tell these thng
sach me maine to ab notes banane shuru kar die hai in chijo ke kya pata kab kaam aa jae or fer aapko tang karna pade :)
jags said…
[:)]

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Ankit Gupta said…
Yes.. Samriti ... u r blog's regular visitorrrrrrr
Ankit Gupta said…
Sapna , everything is possible, it would be fun.....
Ankit Gupta said…
Thanks Jagriti... i'll keep on writing... u please keep on readinggggg

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