Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Book Review: Lean Six Sigma Quickstart Guide by ClydeBank Business #leansixsigma

This is my video review of the book Lean Six Sigma Quickstart Guide: A Simplified Beginner’s Guide To Lean Six Sigma by ClydeBank Business

Monday, October 05, 2015

Book Review: Terry Treetop Finds New Friends @tbcarmi Fabulous Cover and Story

Terry Treetop Finds New Friends carries a cheerful cover. Probably that is a good start to cheer up any kid who would be laying his hands on the book. And as we all know that every one of us has a kid inside irrespective of the age. So that way the book is good to lay hands on for anyone and everyone.

The cover has a cheerful Terry (the hero of the story) and a beautiful cat he is holding in his hands and touching cheek to cheek. The cat has a cute ribbon in her hair, wide beautiful and charming eyes; and a cute curly tail. The cat has cutely placed her one hand on Terry's arm and other on his cheek. The book has been written by Tali Carmi who is CEO of a software company but has a passion for writing for young kids. She was born in Israel. She is a proud veggie and has written over two dozen books mostly for young kids. Fabulous. The smiling Terry on the cover page is definitely going to bring a big smile on your face. The cheerful illustrations in the book are by Mindy Liang.

Hang on. If you purchase this book you are automatically entitled to get a free gift - a great, fun and educational card game for you/ your kid. Is that not fantastic? Well, Terry has nothing to do with Treetop as far as his name is concerned. Treetop is added to his name because he is fond of climbing trees. Terry is a boy with red hair and bubbly cheeks always having a smile on his face and curiosity in his eyes. Curiosity to learn new things. Terry's dad is amazed at Terry's climbing trees passion and to add a new flavour to his adventure he builds a tree house for Terry on the top of his favourite tree in their backyard. Terry is delighted to get this new gift from his dad immediately climbs up the top of the tree to inspect his new house. Terry gets so amazed as he feels himself on the top of the world while looking down on the green fields from his new house.

But the story takes a new turn immediately as Terry goes sad for a valid reason. To find out his genuine reason and what all he did to do away with this growing sadness you will have to grab the book and enjoy reading about his adventurous journey he took. On the way to his adventurous journey he finds many interesting friends. Terry Treetop Finds New Friends by Tali Carmi is really a fantastic read and a fabulous learning for young children (of any age)!

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Park Plaza Zirakpur: A Grand Place For A Family Vacation Or A Huge Event

I would call it a rare and unique combination of serenity and business. A property that is ostentatious on one hand and standing tall with modesty and generosity on the other hand. This is the place where you can visit for your personal, professional or official purpose. It could be a family vacation or a business meet or a professional meetup. Space and luxury promise to add manifold grandeur to any event that is organized here. Park Plaza Zirakpur stands amongst very few largest properties having 80,000 square feet of banqueting space including the lawns. This huge space can easily absorb more than 3,000 guests. Property suits well to organize large training, event, workshop, exhibition, product launch, wedding, family function, festival, social event, seminar or for that sake suits well for any occasion.

Park Plaza Zirakpur has added prestige to Zirakpur. Perfection is the named as Park Plaza Zirakpur here. The property is a whole new world in its own that promises to keep you engaged and connected. I stayed here for two nights and had a great experience that I would be sharing below. Strategically, this hotel is placed well adjoining to many commercial cities of Punjab having large businesses that can plan their events at this place. It is hardly 6 kilometers away from Chandigarh airport. Just at walking distance you find Walmart. Chandigarh Railway Station is around 9 kilometers away. Inter State Bus Terminal is less than 14 kilometers. The best part is that it is as good as you are staying in Chandigarh minus the hustle-bustle and busy traffic. the place is neat, air is clean and ambience is great. At a distance of 2 kilometers, you can visit Paras Downtown Mall, Zirakpur. Chandigarh IT Park is 8 kilometers away. Sukhna Lake and Rock Garden are 14 and 15 kilometers from here, respectively.

The open-air swimming pool on the second floor is a no-dive pool. Evenings are quite enjoyable and cool. Spa and gym on the first floor are large enough with all traditional and modern facilities. You have the presidential suite here to stay if you are fond of super luxury facilities and setup. I visited a presidential suite and found it huge and impressive 1200 sq. ft. You have separate sitting room, kitchen, dining, bedroom etc. I found a balcony missing here. Then you have Deluxe Rooms. Deluxe Rooms are 820 sq. ft that is ideally good for a family to stay. The 300 sq. ft. Superior Rooms are no less in any luxury amenities and is ideally good for a couple or a single person stay.

The wi-fi is available to you without any disruptions and at a high enough speed for live video streaming. Electronic safe, tea-coffee maker, mini refrigerator are there in every room. For dining, you have three options - Essence on the first floor, Zaranj and Free Spirit, both on the second floor. all three restaurants are unique and give you an entirely different kind of experience. You have 24-hours in-room dining facility. Essence is larger than the other two and is quite elegant. You have a separate and comfortable smoking zone here. Buffet Breakfast has a lot of variance and variety and is a no-miss at any cost. Zaranj has a street-look ambience that is magical, energetic and lively. Free Spirit is having a right atmosphere to take your spirits up with all kind of world class range of spirits. You have a billiards table here and the bar is fabulous. There is a big screen to entertain you. On weekends, there is live karaoke and live Sufi music event.

Overall it was a great experience in terms of courtesy, room service, hospitality, food, room facilities, gym facilities and everything else.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

हिंदुत्व के पुरोधा हमारे माननीय अशोक सिंहल जी

१ अक्तूबर भारत के लिए एक ऐतिहासिक दिन है , अगर ऐसा कहा जाए तो अनुशयोक्ति नहीं होगी।  एक महान दिन  था  भारत के इतिहास में सं १९२६, १ अक्तूबर जब धरती पर उस बालक का जिसे आज हम सब माननीय अशोक सिंहल जी के नाम से जानते हैं।  ये एक सौभाग्य था माननीय अशोक सिंहल के साक्षात दर्शन का इस १ अक्तूबर को, उनके नब्बवें जन्मदिवस पर।

जैसा की हम सब जानते हैं माननीय अशोक सिंहल जी भारतीय विश्व के संगरक्ष हैं। वह देश, समाज, धर्म और संस्कृति के द्योतक, सुधारक, और रक्षक के रूप में जाने जाते हैं।  छात्र अवस्था से ही उनका इन सबके प्रति रुझान और नेतृत्व देखने को मिला।  बनारस हिन्दू यूनिवर्सिटी से मेटल और मेटल्लर्जी में अव्वल स्थान प्राप्त कर के उन्होंने अपने असीमित ज्ञान और प्रतिभा का नमूना जग तो दिखा दिया।  इस अभूतपूर्व प्रतिभा के बावज़ूद उन्होंने सफलता और कैरियर की राह को अपनी इच्छा से त्याग कर हिंदुत्व की सेवा का दुर्लभ और दुर्गम रास्ता अपनाया।  अपने जीवन के चरम ६५ वर्ष उन्होंने राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ के प्रचारक और संरक्षक के रूप में समर्पित कर दिए।

हिंदुत्व के पुरोधा पुस्तक एक कोशिश है उनके ९० साल की तपस्या को प्रस्तुत करने का।  इस पुस्तक को पढ़ना एक अलग अनुभूति प्रदान करेगा, इसमें कोई अनुशयोक्ति नहीं है।

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

#ClydeBankITIL Audio Book On ITIL Framework: An Ultimate Guide

This review is originally published here:

ITIL For Beginners: The Complete Beginner’s Guide To ITIL by ClydeBank Technology is an ultimate guide on strengthening your fundamental knowledge on ITIL framework and is available at Audible. The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a globally accepted framework targeting to fill in the gaps between business requirements and the IT deliverables. The guidelines defined in ITIL framework focus on IT deliveries with a higher rate of efficiency. The drive begins with the IT infrastructure design so as to optimize its services as per business requirements.

KPIs (or Key Performance Indicators) is a popular term in the corporate world. ITIL also talks about using KPIs to measure the performance, efficiency and effectiveness of IT unit within an organization or an IT organization itself. ITIL standards or the framework ensures to capture the data related to performance, issues, process adherence; right at its inception so as to ensure that there is a continuous focus on process improvement and enhancement. Since ITIL is a framework, it is easy and flexible to adapt as per the individual organization structure and needs. This dynamic nature of ITIL does not restrict an organization to follow a fixed set of rules and hence thus has always a scope of scalability and flexibility.
ITIL For Beginners: The Complete Beginner’s Guide To ITIL by ClydeBank Technology explains about ITIL in a very easy and natural way so as to make the concepts quite clear by means of rightly quoted examples. The intent of this book is to make its reader completely clear about the concepts and guidelines that build the ITIL framework. So even if you are a part of IT but a rookie in the ITIL field, this is the book that you must refer to for a thorough understanding of the subject. It not only helps you in understanding the concepts but also prepares you to right candidate for the implementation of its guidelines in your organization. So whether you intend to deploy ITIL in your organization or prepare for the ITIL Exam – this is the right book for you. The book is also helpful for non-IT business professionals to understand how the efficiency, performance and effectiveness of IT function can be optimized in your organization.
Overall, ITIL For Beginners: The Complete Beginner’s Guide To ITIL by ClydeBank Technology talks about principles and philosophies behind the ITIL framework, tools & techniques required to deploy it in a very systematic approach. It also highlights how the deployment of ITIL helps both – IT and the business and hence always bring a win-win situation. The processes and KPIs are well explained and finally there is a word of caution explaining what not to do while the deployment of ITIL framework in your organization.

I Need Some Angel Transferkars To Help Me Break Disruptions #TATASkyTransfer

Do you use your mobile for your media entertainment? I do, but it is not my media. The media streaming is from someone else. For entertainment? ,definitely yes. I do use quite data intensive streaming programs on my mobile that are more of realtime in nature. My favorite entertainment programs do not include TV shows, sports etc. These are much beyond in that sense

But who said I am not fan of the idiot box and sports. I do watch movies, sports, and reality programs. For that purpose I use my tablet that I carry all the time with me. The major issue I face is that for each channel I had to download their respective application on my tab. That takes lot hell of space and creates a bit of confusion in managing them. On the other hand mostly I am not able to watch these programs in real time. These programs are mostly available as a repository, historical in nature. And that too ususally belong to older dates. Moreover streaming of these programs is not that great. It is not a smooth road. There are a  lot of disruptions like speed breakers on the way whichever road I take.

Another big issue is the priority of channels. Everyone at home has his or her own liking for the channel and program of their own chice. I don't have as many screens as the number of persons in the home. So mostly there is a fight at home and that is one of the rarest events at home in which everyone participates full heartedly without any age restrictions. And everyday ususally the winner is same.

I am definitely looking for some angel Transferkars to help me in this regard and to do away with disruptions I face at times (or rather mostly)  to watch these programs. .

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Movie Review: Talvar: A Lot Of Insights On What Was Untold And Unknown

A movie stands on four pillars in my understanding -
  1. Storyline
  2. Cast
  3. Direction
  4. Performance
The storyline of Talvar is woven excellently. It portrays the Aarushi Murder Case and related facts in such an impacting manner that every bit of the movie is engrossing and intense. You need to pay attention to every stream of the reel. The intensity that is built quite early in the story stays intact after interval too. The ending is not at all abrupt. It goes with a number of intriguing questions that keep floating in mind even after leaving the theater. The story gets absorbed in your mind and heart and unknowingly or even if unwillingly it travels with you, stays with you and keeps haunting you and probing you with many questions. What if? Why that? How could it be? are the few questions that keep floating in your mind. It has been well written by Vishal Bhardwaj and the similar credit for screenplay too goes to Vishal. The movie runs for a little less than 2 hours and 15 minutes.

The cast has been well chosen and what I feel is that these days there is some scientific mechanism behind the cast selection. Irrfan Khan as Ashwin - a CBI investigating officer. Tabu as Reema is Ashwin's wife and this time I would give her full credit for playing her role well. Ayesha Praveen playing the role of Shruti (based on Aarushi) had little to do but still in her short stint she impressed well. Neeraj Kabi as Shruti's father (based on Rajesh Talwar in the real incident of 2008 Aarushi Talwar's murder) resembled Rajesh Talwar and justified his role by playing it quite perfectly. Konkona Sen Sharma has played the role of Shruti's mother and she too did well. Some new faces like Sohum Shah, Gajraj Rao, and Atul Kumar were able to put substantial impact in the story through their role. It is Irrfan who must get full scores for outperforming so magnificently. But that is his foray and he has mastered to outperform whatever role he is given in any kind of story. He fits well in intense stories. 

The direction is by Meghna Gulzar and she must get full marks for creating such a great impact through her directorial skills. 

Performance by each individual has been fantastic. It will be difficult to find out who has done less as even the bad roles have been played in such a good way and with perfection. 

Overall the movie reflects how politics, media and judiciary can change directions of the justice. Finally, the blind justice symbol's unnoticed weapon has been highlighted but did justice finally win? You watch the movie and decide.

It is a must watch movie, quite serious, intense and intriguing with no excessive and non-digestible masala; and/or item numbers. Good to watch with friends and family.

Here are some videos:

Trailer of Talvar:

Dialogue Promo 1:

Dialogue Promo 2:

Song Insaaf:

Song: Patli Gali

Song: Zinda

Making of Talvar: