Friday, September 7, 2018

Cybercrime & Hacking

In today's digital era, information and data holds key value. We get to hear of many incidents as below:

1. my bank account is hacked
2. money withdrawn from my account
3. my FB account is hacked
4. My credit card was compromised
5. My personal details are revealed
6. Email ids's getting compromised.

How does all this happen? Who is responsible? - It is none other than you. Astonishing right. Ok let us answer these questions below:

1. How many of you use your credit card in a fuel pump or restaurant where the card is taken out of your vicinity? - Within minutes the data can be swiped

2. How many of you provide your personal details like name, email and mobile number & date of birth to unknown individuals just for a piece of free gift or luck dip for some price?

3. How many of you get greedy by seeing links in sites of free gifts, lottery and raffles?

So the hackers are luring you to provide your personal data by giving  you freebies - These freebies cost you your hard earned savings and your valuable information - Personal data.

Be aware of all applications you have downloaded in your mobile. There are many applications which access your gallery and even your camera and indulge in data theft. So ensure which applications you have in your mobile.

Some even read the messages you get from your bank/dear ones.

Your privacy gets lost when all your data is no more private. Hence safeguard your privacy by being cyber secure. Some tips:

1. Never click on insecure links
2. dont fall prey to scam messages
3. Never reveal personal identity to unknown
4. Never befriend with unknown people in social media
5. Never portray your family pics and your location in FB
6. Don't reveal travel plans in social media
7. Dont give your name, email & mobile to unknown people
8. Always change your passwords and PIN number periodically. Dont reveal to anyone
9. Dont enable auto save for passwords of websites-Particularly banks an financial dealings
10. Avoid sharing common messages which are often having embedded links
11. Always use virtual or hover board to type bank passwords.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Grooming Successful Kids

In this E world which is filled with Gadgets and electronic devices which can easily divert any kid-So may be some parents. The biggest challenge is grooming our kids successfully and in the right way. Now is the biggest question which exist?

Parents want their kids to be the best kids in all aspects-Good thing which every parent will want too but what are the steps taken by them to have that achieved.

Many parents are making their kids a show case model or forcing them showcase talent in front of friends and relatives to show they are a class apart.

As part of parenting you should say say NO and be strict to your kids when he/she is wrong. They should face failures and learn to understand if they are wrong. This makes them to understand things and learn to judge between what is good, needed and what is not required.

Its better we split the day for activities so that the online/gadget time be restricted to 1-2 hrs maximum for our kids.

Many parents believe that academics is the only way to success in life which is not true.  I am not negating it and agree that academics has a major part but other aspects like social skills, communication, mutual respect, and basic qualities - respect elders, understand others, decision making, facing failures, being calm and subtle when needed are also some of the qualities which has to be taught to them. Not to forget eating healthy food is the need of the hour now.

Parents should ensure that love and logic is part of parenting to be a success. Parenting is one of the toughest job where we need more of patience. Kids easily learn from us and hence we need to be perfect to get the same from him/her.😏

Saturday, December 2, 2017

What today's kids are missing?

Being brought up in the love and affection of Grandpa and Grandma Everyday
Learning basic qualities of life in the form of stories and fairy tale
Now it happens only as part of your short Holiday 
Amidst your busy trip, all has become pale

Is that what our kids are missing?

Spending time with cousin brothers and sisters
Long weekends at aunts and uncle's place
Now we introduce many aunts and uncles during holiday
Making hard for kids to remember - Who is related how?

Is that what our kids are missing?

Short vacation on days of celebrations, Learning what family is all about
Learning what to give and what to take - Good and Bad
Now busy amidst gadgets and TV
Families in whats app groups and Skype to say Hi

Is that what our kids are missing?

Needless to say where we are going
Will our kids remember us atleast
Is it because life is short and fast
Or are we making it more complicated?

I am sure we are missing a lot more important....

Friday, November 18, 2016

Demonetization Drive in India

8 PM on Nov 8, 2016 was when the entire Indians were happy but shocked - Credits to NAMO the man behind modifying India.

As denominations of Rs 1000 and 500 were withdrawn to curb black money, differnt views started floating in social media about the ban- positive and negative but ultimately the drive was effective and weclomed by the common man.

It was a first thwart to the black money and black market dealers- may it be politicians, professionals, big or small time business man whoever has black matter.They now need a black magic to turn their black to white.

However the drive has adversly affected the common man who had various commitments and hey couldnt fulfill due to the reduction in the cash flow. Banks & ATMS were flocked by people eager to get it done on priority. Hatss off to the men behind - Banks and their staff who are working round the clock without break to ensure circulation of money is effective.

The MIMS and CYNICS of people in queue and hartals by black politicians are increasing day by day to demoralize and gain suupport of the people-Its part of democracy.

But the public is behind this man to support and ensure his vision and mission is fulfilled.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Cultural Shift in India

India is a country which is valued across the world for its rich heritage and culture. English and Americans value indian traditions and culture which they see as the reason for bonding togetherness in family life and instilling self discipline.

However in the recent years there is a major shift in culture within in the indian younger generation- Name the reason as IT, Global development, People travelling across countries.

As Indian we need to admit one thing we welcome change and get used to it very easily. Most of do not know the value and reason behind our rituals and practices- Hence leave it in one go

Some Samples

- Salwars & Saris turn to Sleeveless and Shorts
- Pizza & Burgers become breakfast in place of IDLI & DOSA
- Noodles in place of IDIYAPPAM
-Forehead becomes 'Bindi' Less
- APPA and AMMA becomes MOM & DAD
- Forgetting traditional festivals and start celebrating in different ways

They feel it proud to say 'My Kids don't know Tamil'. Aren't we ashamed to say you do not know your mother tongue

I accept that this is modernization and living the western way of life. But are Foreigners in India doing that when they are in India. They might do it for a day but will never adapt to it. But we do.-WHY?

When our culture is recognized across the world we as Indians needs to be brand ambassador in making sure that it is spread across the world.

The result of the western impact in our culture is reflected in the daily news we read

- Number of marriage breakups
- Kids becoming Obese

Just thinking of our next generation which is growing seeing this change.

Pls make sure that your kids are aware of the culture and tradition _ Let it not go in Vain.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

FB Mania

Face Book - As the name goes is the most used site for all of us through your LAptops or hand held devices.

If you do not have a FB account then you cannot show your face to anyone. From Kids to youngsters to youth to middle age man to old people-Its the buzz word.

Good that its a tool to stay connected but at the same time we should know and have our limits-What to post what not to post. What to share and what not to..

I have been on FB for long time but accept friend request only from close friends and known people.

We need to keep in mind that our post can be viewed by many people who are not connected to you but to you and your friends. Its relative to the settings selected by your group of friends.

So friends my personal advice is that although its a good media, never share any personal information and photographs.

Many cant wake or go to bed without posting a message,

Some want to share and see how many likes they get...Crazy..

Hope you would have heard stories of personal data theft and photo morphing in FB.

Remember all these data is stored in a server which is not in your control.

So my humble request is to excercise caution before you post personal aspects in FB.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Noble Heart

Mr.Kalayanasundaram worked as a Librarian for 30 years. Every month in his 30 year experience(service), he donated his entire salary to help the needy. He worked as a server in a hotel to meet his needs. He donated even his pension amount of about ten lakh rupees to the needy.

He is the first person in the world to spend the entire earnings for a social cause. In recognition to his service, the American government honoured him with the ‘Man of the Millennium’ award. He received a sum of Rs 30 crores as part of this award which he distributed entirely for the needy as usual.

Moved by his passion to help others, Super Star Rajinikanth adopted him as his father. He still stays as a bachelor and dedicated his entire life for serving the society. You can read more about him here.

See the attachment also.

All our Politicians, Film stars, Business magnets, cricketers Press and we all Indians should be PROUD of Kalayanasundaram. American Government has honored him but we Indians even don't know that such a personality exist amongst us.

Atleast have the courtesy to pass this on and on till the whole world comes to know about this Great Good Samaritan.

Hat's off Kalayanasundaram.. We Indians are extremely proud of you and proudly say "THIS HAPPENS ONLY IN INDIA"