Monday, May 26, 2008

Shastri Bhavan-still the same

“Online registration for passports ?” I cudnt believe it. Well, I thot, India was changing. So that means no more queues, esp the real long ones that came with having to buy the application form, submit it and then wait for verification. Well I wanted it faster…within a week. So I opted for tatkal. There I was, on Monday, at 10.30 in the morning with all 3 address proofs ready and my 10th certificate (for date of birth), 2 copies of each. I had to go to the second floor first, to change the date on my application form and there I saw the first queue. It took half an hour for me to get the date changed. A small problem considering many other offices. Next I came to the first floor to get the ‘tatkal’ seal on my form. There was no queue there…no standing queue !! But then it was as per the appointment time given when registered, so no complaints there. I finished that with no hassles and back again n the second floor for the final verification. And that’s wen my ordeal began. I reached there at 1.05 and stood last at the shortest queue jus to find that all queues will start moving only at 2. So yes, I waited there for a good one hour wen the officer came over and the queue started moving…at the rate of one centimetre every 10 mins. Im not exaggerating, seriously. No qualms, after all its for the passport and I’ll be getting it soon…so I thot. And finally, wen the clock struck 4, it was my turn. I stepped up front, a big sigh of relief, and extended my documents. He took it, looked at me and asked, “So wer are the original documents?” I stared at him. “I dint bring them sir.” He smiled and told me, “So come with the originals and stand in the line. Next person.”
So well I understood one thing. India has developed over but the government duties still moves the same way, at the same speed. So there I’ll be going tmrw too. To stand the same queues again, while away my time again. Anything for a passport.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Civil Services Exam

Yes I did. I wrote te civil services exam today. I cant believe. Not having read one word in my optional subject (Indian History) and knowin jus basics in General studies I went and wrote an exam for which ppl learn close to 1200 sounds too much but hey its true. Indian Civil Services are really demanding....shud be cos it deals with running the country. So how was the entry? Having lived in Chennai all my life, it’s a shame to say this, but yes, I dint no the school where the exam was to be held. So searching for it I was 10 mins late. Jus enough time before they chucked me out for being late. The examiner did frown upon me but he let me in. I took the paper and read the first question. Blank ! Next question? Blank ! And next? Blank again ! I dint wait to read all. I knew I wont no any of it (I dint no the answers as I saw at the end). So I started using my luck to full use. Guessing each answer. Inky, pinky ponky….oh ma jo shi…abra ca dabra. Every single thing I knew I used them there. So that’s how I cleared the first paper. No one wud have answered as many questions as I did. I answered 100 of 120. With no consideration of negative marks which were talked abt. I stepped out of the centre and drove to my aunt’s place, took rest there had lunch and started again for the next exam, General Studies. I expected it to be the same as this one. But no. I knew at least something in that. At least they were questions I cud relate to. That made it even difficult. Cos I thot I knew the answers, but I thot I dint no them too…It was better off writing Indian History. I finished it..act I dint. I stil had one question to work out wen the paper was pulled from me. That the worst part wen u no the answers !! Its ok but made me feel bad. Was something like I was mocking the ones writing the test. So many of them there to write it cos they want to sit in that prestigious place and here I was…writing it for fun. It wasn’t fair. In fact I felt it was unpatriotic. I was makin fun of my country along with others. Like I dint care for the exam. When that was not true. I look with respect at ppl who write this, with ppl in the IAS or IFS. They are the best minds in the country. Ones who have dedicated themselves to us, our country. Im sorry for wat I did. If I ever get another chance I’d study truly and do it to my best.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Where do I hide my face ??

After the disastrous performance of my team yday wat else can I do except cry out loud. The lowest total in the IPL...can there be any other shame...but no Im not going to complain. I cant. I will continue to give my full support to them. Tho after dis Im not even sure if they'll enter the semi-finals..still Im gonna support them. Cos its still my fav team and no matter wat Im not gonna give them up. Till the end. Their batsmen may not be so good but their bowlers are excellent and so are their fielders. Amazing fielding is done by them as was seen in the prev matches. So wat if they dint win. They played their best. They have shown some of the best talents in the country. We have found excellent cricketers in the team like Dhinde and new finds lik Shukla. Ppl who will deliver wen the need comes. And a phoenix of a captain. He mite hav lost this match but there's still 3 to go. Even if KKR doesnt stay thru in this season it has arrived and shown the world that it cant be put down so easily. I love my team no matter wat. Come back KKR. Show them ur the gr8est fighters. This defeat is nothing. Win thru.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Medical Career - Sonography

One of the fastest growing areas of employment today is the field of medical careers. Since there is a notable increase of concern among more and more people about their health, the demand for professionals in this field increases. As more of these citizens need constant or increased care and supervision, it is observed that growth will occur exponentially between 2002 and 2012.

Medical careers for the major part of the 20th century was limited to conventional fields such as nurses and physicians. One emerging technology that is becoming increasingly attractive is Sonography. Sonography also called ultrasonography provides an alternative to Radiologic procedures, is safer and hence preferred by most patients. While this technology has many uses in the medical field, its primary use and most common association is with obstetrics, and the viewing of a foetus in the womb. Diagnostic sonography schools are efficient in providing the practical experience needed to use ultrasound equipment as a part of medical diagnostic processes. In addition to core training on the use of ultrasound equipment, usage of the same in a safe and effective manner will be delved upon.

Graduates from diagnostic ultrasound school training are able to get a job as a ultrasonographer (also referred to as an ultrasound technician or sonography technician). More than half of all ultrasound sonography technicians are employed in hospitals, with the remainder working in physician's offices, clinics, and diagnostic imaging centers. The demand for graduates from diagnostic ultrasound sonography schools remains high, and continues to grow.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Searching for a house !!

This is the greatest drawback and also benefit of living in a rented house is....never being permanant in one place. But then there's the burden of searching for another once ur chucked out from the old one...And trust me...Its the most irritating of the lot.
Im goin thru this phase now for the past two months...Oh ya !! We've been searchin for a house since then. And till now not got a house suiting our requirements. Well its nominal demands only. A house with car parking and water facilities, 2 bedrooms and well within the city. Not too much asking, and hey i dont mean there are no houses. Open any classifieds and its brimming with houses for rent. But none suit all r requirements and if by chance it does, the ppl in charge want veggies only. Come on I cant stop eating chicken jus cos I want a house to live in. And another we had to encounter is houses gettin booked even before the clock strikes eight..!! It makes me think "Are there so many ppl in Chennai hunting down houses..???". This is jus so irritating and it gettin even more frustrating by the hour. Will we ever get a house to our liking. Some place to stay which is not demanding on our pockets but at the same time livable. Wer are u dear house? Why dont u make urself appear? Come on, come out. Werever u are !!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Express is here !!

After much controversy and speculation, Shoaib Akthar finally stepped on to the field in a Knight Riders uniform. And what a comeback !

Shoaib decimated the much vaunted Delhi top order with a fiery spell of 4 for 11 off his three overs. Sehwag could only edge to Saha. Gambhir sliced one to point. AB DeVilliers was beaten for pace, miscueing an intended pull. Manoj Tiwari was beaten by the angle, struck palpably in front. Game over.

This is a stadium and a crowd that he loves, and they love him right back. The charismatic speedster revelled in the atmosphere, celebrating each wicket in his inimitable style, and supercharging the Knight Riders' morale on the pitch. He was very much the man of the moment, and the whole of Kolkata loved him for it.

Of course, the other Knight Riders bowlers continued the job that Akthar began. Laxmi Rattan Shukla mopped up the tail in one amazing over. Ashoke Dinda rearranged the stumps of the in-form Shikhar Dhawan. Ganguly and Ishant Sharma gave nothing away.

The fielding, too, was decisive.Shukla and Saha combined brilliantly to run out the dangerous Dilshan. Dinda, on his follow through, picked up and hit the stumps at the bowlers end to send Maharoof packing. Stumps were hit, catches were taken, runs were saved.

Though the Eden Gardens wicket hasn't really yielded big runs in this tournament, they would have felt that 133 was eminently gettable for a team that boasted two of the IPL's top run getters in Sehwag and Gambhir. And of course Sehwag would have been delighted with the total, given that he lost the toss.

However, he didn't reckon with a magical spell from the world's fastest bowler. For the Kolkata fans, it's been a long wait to see him in action, but it's been worth every minute.

Another emphatic win !!

Now here's another match Im sure to remember for yrs...And somethin i want others to remember too. Cos here is the one wich announced the arrival of Shoaib, after all the controversies andspeculation. Here he had stay.

Electing to bat first the knight riders set out to create a steady 48 (44b, 7x4) from opener Salman Butt and his 40-run association for the third wicket with David Hussey, thereby reached 133 for six in 20 overs.The openers — Butt and Aakash Chopra — began cautiously against Glenn McGrath and Pradeep Sangwan to take the score to 35 before Chopra went for 13. In walked skipper Sourav Ganguly and he greeted young Yomahesh with a six off a free hit before becoming his first victim for seven. A wild swing without getting into the line meant Ganguly’s wicket got rattled. t two down for 47, the team needed a fruitful partnership when Butt and Hussey put on 40 runs in 6.2 overs. Under pressure to get runs, the lower-order failed, except Shukla who hit 10 off eight balls. Hussey was the second highest scorer with 31 off 31 balls with two sixes.

With such a modest total to defend it was the turn of the bowlers to do their job and deliver they did as always. The major portion was provided b the Rawalpindi Express who made it a memorable IPL debut. He had to miss two matches on fitness grounds and was doubtful even for this tie but began in spectacular fashion, sending back Delhi Daredevil skipper Virender Sehwag in the second ball of the opening over. Shoaib Akhtar went on to produce a magical three-over opening spell to demolish the Delhi Daredevils top-order.He removed Gautam Gambhir in his next over and dismissed A.B. de Villiers and Manoj Tiwary off successive balls in his third over to be on a hat-trick. Tillekeratne Dilshan, however, denied Akhtar a hat-trick.

Daredevils fought back through some dogged batting by Dilshan and Amit Mishra. The two added 24 for the sixth wicket to put Daredevils back on track. Just when it looked like Daredevils was in with a chance came the dramatic run out of Dilshan (25, 19b, 5x4). Laxmi Ratan Shukla’s throw sent the Sri Lankan back. Farveez Maharoof, who walked in next, and Mishra played sensibly to keep the scoreboard ticking and put pressure on Knight Riders. It was another superb throw, this time by bowler Ashok Dinda, that brought to an end to Maharoof’s innings. Shukla polished off the tail with a haul of three of six in five balls. He was also on a hat-trick but Yomahesh denied him the feat.

So here was a fantastic reply by the Kolkatta Knight Riders in response to their earlier defeat from the Delhi Daredevils at their home ground.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

India 'inside ' many smart phones

Remember the time wen personal computers came with the logo 'Intel inside' ? Well maybe its time we imagine another one wich says 'India inside'- a catchline for many of the world's 250 million smart phones expected to sell during 2008. Mobile phones are said to be smart wen they can access the Internet and provide a host of Web-driven voice, data and video services. Now it has been shown that some of the most popular applications world-wide on the S60 software platform, created by the leading manufacturer, Nokia, are the result of Indian ingenuity.

----->'Mundu IM' created by MUmbai-based Geodesic allows users to seamlessly move from phone to PC and back

----->'Smart Assistant Live' created by Gurgaon-based Aims Migital which turns the phone into personal assistant. 'SMS scheduler' from the same base remembers all anniverseries and sends SMS even wen u forget..!!

----->'Voice Reminder' by View Systems (TVM) helps users keep track of key events through voice alerts.

Wat can we say except: 'Smart'work guys.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Saurav does it again with his team in tow

Sourav Ganguly, the man of the match after a bowling display reminiscent of his Toronto heroics from a decade ago, had no doubt played his part with a stunning reflex stop after Mark Boucher had driven the ball straight back at him. In the end, it all came down to one stroke, or the lack of it, and Bangalore will once again look back at a game where they were clearly second-best in the field. The Knight Riders threw themselves around, and according to Ganguly's reckoning, they saved "at least 15 to 20 runs". The highlight was of course Brad Hodge's magnificent stop-pick-up-and-throw to run-out J Arunkumar, though Murali Kartik's ice-cool dismissal of Cameron White also rates a mention. Every player there showed the will to fight and thats wat makes this match memorable. Esp the fielding from the Knight Riders inc the dive by Taibu to stop a four, the saves by Laxmi Shukla.
But there was no doubt though which captain had come out on top. Ganguly's spell was the much-needed after Arunkumar had briefly made the victory seem easy for the Royal Challengers towards the begining stages. It coincided with Dravid's 11-ball five, the last thing Bangalore needed in a high-pressure chase. And while Boucher may have finished with an unbeaten 50 from 40 balls, he managed only four from the 11 deliveries that Ganguly bowled to him. So that was an amazing spell by the captain. He showed again that he was a fighter. Coming out esp after the msihappening a few matches back. His was the best with an average of less than 3 runs per over.

With Ganguly sending the crowd into raptures and Ishant Sharma holding his nerve in the final two overs of his spell, it was forgotten just how well a new face had set the tone for this team of international stars. We're talking about Ashok Dinda, who nearly matched Dale Steyn when it came to consistently clocking around 140kph. Dinda certainly doesn't have the conventional fast bowler's build, but a dramatic leap as he nears the crease and a whippy arm action help him generate plenty of pace. He's also fairly accurate, and an economy rate of 6.00 after seven games is something that some of the established international stars must be dreaming of.
For young men like Dinda and Wriddhiman Saha, who once again played a massive part with the bat, the IPL is about far more than the money. If Shoaib Akhtar is fit, Dinda may not even play the next game. But if Ganguly does trust his instincts and throw the ball his way, you can be sure he won't let the side down. The 80,000 faithful make him ten feet tall and give his deliveries wings of speed. More than anything else, that has been the greatest success of this tournament.

The Knight riders are back !!

Their win after a string of defeats. Shudnt I be happy? No! I shud be jumping with joy. And I am. Wat a match it was. I felt so shocked at the total they made. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t difficult to get. A 129 was simple in Twenty20 esp now wen the overs made reduced to 16 wid 10 wickets left. The start was good. Four dot balls by Ashok Dhinde. I thot it wud be a maiden wen Arum Kumar hit the next ball off for a four. For all those high hopes of mine. I went on the same pace. As many say u cant say the result in cricket until the last ball I played. And I saw that here in this match. Till the last ball. The 14th over by Ishant Sharma was a really good one. All the different ways he bowled, getting into Boucher’s nerves Im sure. It was a wonderful over wid jus 4 runs given and the reqd run rate touched 13. Karthik came in for the penultimate over and wen he got that wicket from the first ball I thot “There we won it”. But no. Mark Boucher was not someone to let it go so easily. He hit a six and 2 fours in a row. Wat a will !! Made me remember the finals of the Twenty20 World Cup. Misbah-ul-Haq’s final attempt to stay in the game. He nearly got the team thru till a misjudged reverse sweep landed into our Sreeshant’s safe hands ending their dreams of winning at least once against our country in the World Cup. And here was another trying to snatch the victory away wen it was so close. Even wen Ishant came back for the last over it seemed nearly possible for them to win. Wen they had to get 11 runs from 2 balls I cudnt help but remember Javed Maindad’s final 2 sixes off the last 2 balls in a match against India long time back. It cud be repeated. In fact even wen that failed wid off the last ball der was the fear of Ishant giving a no-ball. It wasn’t impossible but wen it was a clean ball from his side I dint wait to see the result. I dint need to see. There was enough to keep me jumping the next hour. We’ve come back as a Phoenix does. We are team KKR.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Chile Volcano Erupts With Ash and Lightning

After 9,000 years of silence, Chile's Chaitén volcano is erupting with lava, ash and lightning . Since the volcano awoke on May 2, it has continued erupting intermittently, blanketing the area in ash and forcing more than 4,000 people to flee. The mingling of lightning and ash seen above may be a "dirty thunderstorm." The little-understood storms may be sparked when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in the plume collide to produce static charges—just as ice particles collide to create charge in regular thunderstorms. Radiocarbon dating suggests that the volcano last erupted around 7420 B.C., according to the Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program.
Photographed on May 4 from the evacuated town of Chaitén, Chile's Chaitén volcano has sent ash as high as 12 miles into the sky prompting a total evacuation of the provincial capital and
other settlements. Rains following the eruption have carpeted surrounding areas in ash and mud. Hard hit is Chaitén, a small provincial capital of wooden houses and cobblestone streets just six miles (ten kilometers) from the volcano in southern Chile. Officials in Argentina also reported ash fall over wide areas in the southern part of the country
Ash covers the Yelcho River near Chaitén, Chile, on May 4, 2008, after an eruption of the Chaitén volcano.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Japanese Royal Tomb Opened

This month a group of 16 experts led by the Japanese Archaeological Association released results from their February visit inside Gosashi tomb.
The event marked the first time that scholars had been allowed inside a royal tomb outside of an official excavation led by Japan's Imperial Household Agency. Archaeologists have been requesting access to Gosashi tomb and other imperial sites since 1976, in part because the tombs date to the founding of a central Japanese state under imperial rule. But the agency has kept access to the tombs restricted, prompting rumors that officials fear excavation would reveal bloodline links between the "pure" imperial family and Korea—or that some tombs hold no royal remains at all. Although the team's visit didn't lay any of those issues to rest, experts celebrated it as a first step toward expanded access to the mysterious tombs.

The keyhole-shaped kofun tomb of Japan's Emperor Nintoku lies nestled in the bustling seaport of Sakai in an undated aerial photo. The fifth-century tomb is the largest in Japan.
Gosashi tomb in western Japan's Nara Prefecture is revered as the resting place of Empress Jingu, the semi-legendary wife of the country's 14th emperor. Jingu is thought to have ruled as regent for her son starting around A.D. 200. During their two-and-a-half-hour visit, the team was allowed to explore the lower part of the 886-foot-long (270-meter-long) burial mound. In addition to overseeing Jingu's tomb, the Imperial Household Agency looks after some 896 sites said to contain the remains of imperial family members. Of those, around 70 are kofun tombs dating to before the seventh century. These keyhole-shaped mounds surrounded by moats are some of the largest and most historically important burial sites in Japan. Of the oldest, most significant tombs under the agency's jurisdiction, very few can realistically be proven to contain the remains of imperial family members, he said. Nevertheless, the status of the tombs is all but set in stone. The last time that the agency changed an imperial tomb's designation was in 1881.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

10 ways to stop those credit card sales

1. After the telemarketer finishes speaking, ask him/her to marry you.
2. Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment, and ask him/her if he/she will give you his/her home phone number so you can call him/her back.
3. Ask them to repeat everything they say, several times.
4. Tell them it is dinner time, BUT ask if they would please hold. Put them on your speaker phone while you continue to eat at your leisure. Smack your food loudly and continue with your dinner conversation.
5. Tell them that all business goes through your agent, and hand the phone to your five year old child.
6. Tell them you are hard of hearing and that they need to speak up...louder. ..louder. ..louder!
7. Tell themto speak very slowly because you want to write every word down.
8. If they start out with, "How are you today?", say "I'm so glad you asked, because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems.... ........"
9. Cry out in surprise, "Helen, is that you? I've been hoping you'd call! How is the family?" When they insist they are not Helen, tell them to stop joking. This works especially well if the telemarketer is really MALE.
10. Tell the HSBC call center guy to call on your office number. - and give him the CITIBANK call center number.

Protection on ur PC

Ever felt that ur files are never safe even wen u have locked them up. Esp particular ones among the numerous u will be stacking up which need the extra protection. In this age of growing cyber crime that allows any machine to be accessed either physically or through cyberspace intruders, wudnt it be an added advantage to encrypting and password protecting specific data files or folders on ur PC.
Well jus to help in that here are a few tips to help ur system remain secure esp if u are havin the very widespread but at the same time unreliable Windows OS. If you are using Windows XP (Professional and Media Center editions) or Windows Vista (Business or Ultimate), the first option is EFS (Encrypting File System). It is a security feature built-into the OS, enabling you to encrypt files such that only you can access the files by logging into your account. The benefits are that there is no third-party software to purchase/install, no additional passwords to remember, and no need to launch a program just to access or encrypt a particular file. Just right-click the file(s) or folder(s) in question, select Properties, click the Advanced button, and check the box labeled “Encrypt contents to secure data.” The initial application of encryption can take some time, but if you encrypt the entire folder any file saved or copied to there from then on will automatically be encrypted ‘on the fly’ with little to no reduction in performance. However, EFS is far from perfect. If you are logged into your account, no additional protection is available. (If someone takes over your computer while you’re logged in they have full access, just as you did. Secondly, if Windows becomes corrupt you may lose access to your files, since the encryption is directly tied into the OS. Finally, tools to circumvent EFS are widely available for $100-$200, so anyone could crack your files open if they were willing to pay the price.
The second option is Bitlocker, a new feature of Windows Vista Ultimate edition. It’s much more secure for even Windows cannot boot without the correct passcode, protecting not just your personal files but your OS as well. So far there are no commercial workarounds available and everything is done ‘in the background,’ making it an ideal solution for those who worry about stolen laptops. Like EFS, though, it’s tied into the OS so if it becomes corrupt your files may be lost, and if someone takes control while you’re logged in there’s no stopping the unauthorized user. Plus, unlike EFS, there’s no simple recovery option should you forget your password.
The last option is third-party encryption software; Truecrypt, Cryptainer are a few options. They both enable you to drag-and-drop your files into an encrypted ‘folder,’ which can even be hidden from view of all other users, a feature EFS and Bitlocker lack. They’re also completely independent of the OS, so you can copy the encrypted ‘folder’ and take it with you, accessing it on any computer while keeping the contents safe. To top it off, no one can access your files even while you’re logged into Windows unless they also have the passcode for the encrypted container.
If you’re not limited by your OS (Windows 95 or better will do, and TrueCrypt runs on Linux) or transportation choices (works on flash drives, CDs/DVDs, etc.), it’s a worthy trade-off for the lack of automatic, on-the-fly encryption.And on a final note, be sure to keep your security software up-to-date. No matter how many layers of encryption and password protection you employ it could all be for nothing if spyware is installed on your computer, designed to log your keystrokes (including passcodes) and/or take pictures of your activities. So be sure ur protected from these issues at the first place. Get good antivirus systems and then go in for protection of specific files.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Victory is the sweetest when you have tasted defeat

This is an extract from our former president APJ Abdul Kalam's interview for the India Knowledge@Wharton.

Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam: 'A Leader Should Know How to Manage Failure'

India Knowledge@Wharton: Could you give an example, from your own experience, of how leaders should manage failure?

Kalam: Let me tell you about my experience. In 1973 I became the project director of India 's satellite launch vehicle program, commonly called the SLV-3. Our goal was to put India 's "Rohini" satellite into orbit by 1980. I was given funds and human resources -- but was told clearly that by 1980 we had to launch the satellite into space. Thousands of people worked together in scientific and technical teams towards that goal.

By 1979 -- I think the month was August -- we thought we were ready. As the project director, I went to the control center for the launch. At four minutes before the satellite launch, the computer began to go through the checklist of items that needed to be checked. One minute later, the computer program put the launch on hold; the display showed that some control components were not in order. My experts -- I had four or five of them with me -- told me not to worry; they had done their calculations and there was enough reserve fuel. So I bypassed the computer, switched to manual mode, and launched the rocket. In the first stage, everything worked fine. In the second stage, a problem developed. Instead of the satellite going into orbit, the whole rocket system plunged into the Bay of Bengal . It was a big failure.

That day, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, Prof. Satish Dhawan, had called a press conference. The launch was at 7:00 am, and the press conference -- where journalists from around the world were present -- was at 7:45 am at ISRO's satellite launch range in Sriharikota [in Andhra Pradesh in southern India ]. Prof. Dhawan, the leader of the organization, conducted the press conference himself. He took responsibility for the failure -- he said that the team had worked very hard, but that it needed more technological support. He assured the media that in another year, the team would definitely succeed. Now, I was the project director, and it was my failure, but instead, he took responsibility for the failure as chairman of the organization.

The next year, in July 1980, we tried again to launch the satellite -- and this time we succeeded. The whole nation was jubilant. Again, there was a press conference. Prof. Dhawan called me aside and told me, "You conduct the press conference today."

I learned a very important lesson that day. When failure occurred, the leader of the organization owned that failure. When success came, he gave it to his team. The best management lesson I have learned did not come to me from reading a book; it came from that experience.

The Oldest South Indian Language

Here are some numbers u may be familiar with:
10 = PATTU -ten
100 = NOORU -hundred
1000 = AaYIRAM -thousand
10000 = PATTAYIRAM -ten thousand
100000 = LATCHAM -hundred thousand

Some u mite have heard of:
1000000 = PATTU LATCHAM- one million
10000000 = KOODI -ten million
100000000 = ARPUTHAM -hundred million
1000000000 = NIGARPUTAM - one billion
10000000000 = KUMBAM -ten billion
100000000000 = KANAM -hundred billion

Even more u see in statistics:
1000000000000 = KARPAM -one trillion
10000000000000 = NIKARPAM -ten trillion
100000000000000 = PATHUMAM -hundred trillion
1000000000000000 = SANGGAM -one zillion
10000000000000000 = VELLAM -ten zillion
100000000000000000 = ANNIYAM -hundred zillion

And few others u have never heard of:
1000000000000000000 = ARTTAM -????
1000000000000000000 0 = PARARTTAM --anybody knows
1000000000000000000 00 = POORIYAM --?#%^&
1000000000000000000 000 = MUKKODI --&^*^%^#
1000000000000000000 0000 = MAHAYUGAM -??????????? ?????

Tamil language is one of the oldest n most POWERFUL language in the World. Did u even know these things.