Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fake Currency Notes: What to do???

Nothing. Just go to the bank and deposit it, it will give you genuine notes!

Recently one of my colleagues deposited Rs. 5 lakhs cash in the bank account and 4 notes of 500 denomination were found counterfeit. The bank called the police, the police took the possession of the fake notes, and then demanded Rs. 5,000 extra, otherwise the person was to be registered with a police case of possessing fake currency notes.

After a call from a member of parliament, the police inspector's demands were reduced to Rs. 2000. "Paise toh main le ke jaaunga",  he declared!. Only after a call then from an SSP that the matter was resolved, but the fake currency notes were torn in anger by my colleague by then, which were returned to him by the police.

Well, now read the news below, now no police case, the bank will give you genuine notes in exchange of the counterfeit currency.

Neither the bank, nor the police, nor my colleague had any idea of this. I just wished that my colleague had had internet in the phone at that time!! phew!

Times of India:

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday directed banks to accept all fake notes over the counter from customers and pay them back the full amount.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Abraham Lincoln’s letter to his son’s Teacher

Dear Teacher, will you please take him by his hand and teach him things he will have to know, teaching him - but gently, if you can.

Teach him that for every enemy, there is a friend. 

He will have to know that all men are not just, that all men are not true.

But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero, that for every crooked politician, there is a dedicated leader. 

Teach him if you can that 10 cents earned is of far more value than a dollar found.

In school, teach him, it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat. 

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Amazing, How Google Hires Its Employees!

Was reading this news in Times of India...A top guy from Google on how they hire, what are the qualities they seek in their prospective employees... and was surprised to know what they said...   "GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. ... We found that they don't predict anything"

Am giving some of the excerpts of this interview here. Read the whole of it on the ToI website!

This interview opened my mind on several fronts... it brought a change in me, gave me several new points to think about and incorporate in my life. Gem it is!



1. "GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. ... We found that they don't predict anything."

2. "proportion of people without any college education at Google has increased over time" — now as high as 14% on some teams. At a time when many people are asking, "How's my kid gonna get a job?" I thought it would be useful to visit Google and hear how Bock would answer.

3. For every job, though, the No. 1 thing we look for is general cognitive ability, and it's not IQ. It's learning ability.

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

This Is Your Life


Perhaps traveling is something missing in my life....