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Edition 11: One Foot Towards Pune Metro


Even as Pune Municipal Corporation has approved the detailed project report for Metro Railway, the question of traffic in the city has come again to fore. Pune once known as the city of cycles has now turned into the capital of two wheelers. Before celebrating the expected arrival of metro rail on the scene, we have to see the exact situation of the vehicles plying on our roads. This will give us an idea why the Metro Rail is necessary for the city and how it will ease the pressure on the infrastructure.
According to figures available with us, the pressure on traffic increases with the increase in population. While the population in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Limits has grown almost 100% in last three decades, the population growth in the PMC limits is almost 200%. The population in PMC area in 2008 was 33,72,919 which is expected to be 48,07,868 in 2021 and 54,43,642 in 2031. This increase corresponds to that of the vehicles in city limits.
The development of the Pune city took place from historic times.
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Inadequate width and mixed traffic conditions, which simultaneously handle slow and fast moving vehicles, road transport can optimally carry 8,000 persons per hour per direction. If traffic density goes up more than this, the average speed of vehicles come down. Metro railway is an alternative to handle the traffic beyond this level.
Leaders from all political parties, like Sharad Pawar, Gopinath Munde and Ajit Pawar have supported the project. The Pune Municipal Corporation has approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) which will be forwarded to Maharashtra and Central government for clearance.
Nationalist Congress Party, Congress, Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has supported the ambitious proposal. The cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 6,000 crore.

PMC hopes to complete the first phase of the project by 2014-15. The task appears uphill because development works are being carried out by the route proposed in the project. Also there is opposition to the project from some quarters high-lighting the selection of guages.
What Pune Will Get
Advantages of Metro
Requires 1/5th energy per
passenger km compared to road
based system.
Causes no air pollution in the city.
Causes lesser noise level.
Occupies no road space if made
underground. It is only about 2
metres wide if made elevated.
It carries same amount of traffic as
5 lanes of bus traffic or 12 lanes of
private motor cars (either way).
Reduces journey time by anything
between 50% and 75% depending
on road conditions.
Is more reliable, comfortable &
safer than road based system like
Bus, Cars etc.
How It Will Come Up
There are two routes proposed in the Metro Rail project which is approved by the Pune Municipal Corporation.
First route will be from Pimpri Chinchwad station to Swargate. The total length of this route will be 16.589 km out of which 5 km is underground and remaining 11.570 km will be elevated. There will be 15 stations on this route of which 9 are elevated and 6 are underground.
Second route will be from Vanaz (Kothrud) to Ramvadi. The length of this route is 14.925 km. Total 15 stations will on this route all of which will be elevated.

Edition 11: Traffic Statistics in Pune


According to study done by the DMRC for metro project, majority of respondents chose two wheelers as their preferred vehicle. They were almost half in size as 41% of the respondents say they will ride their own vehicle. 24% of respondents chose public bus and 6% would like to take company bus. Train was said to be preferred ride for 18% people and 9% would like to go in their cars.
The problem with the public transport in Pune is that it can not cater to the public at large. Many areas in the city are not approached by the public transport vehicle such as PMPML buses. Unlike in Mumbai, where majority of the areas are covered by the local trains and BEST services fully compliment the trains, very few people are dependent on the local trains. That puts additional burden on the PMPML service.
Second most used medium for transport in the city is autorickshaw. The rising prices of petrol and other fuels more often than not disturbs the tariff pattern of autorickshaws. Also, the citizens have to face strike by auto drivers for their various demands. In the last six months, the drivers have gone on strike twice. As the city expands to newer limits, a need for better transport facility arises simultaneously. Therefore the citizens have switched over to their own vehicles so that they do not face any inconvenience in travelling from one stop to another.
In this backdrop, the planners of city have to devise a way so that the commuters in the city do not face any probem in reaching their destinations. Also, people have largely shown their inclination towards owning their own vehicles instead of chosing the public service vehicles.
Not only this trend has created problems for parking space in city, but also contributed to the pollution of air & noise. The administrators are already in a fix over allotting new spaces for the parking of two wheelers and four wheelers. Experiments like angular parking and parallel parking have failed to yield any results in this direction.
Those who opt for their on vehicle will now have to shell out more money as prices of petrol are set to go up as also PMC has decided to increase service tax on vehicles. The central government has been given a report to increased the prices of fuels, including LPG. This will mean that the problems faced by private vehicle owners are only to grow leaving little option for them except opting for the public service vehicles.
Share with us which mode of transport would you like to take to travel within the city limits and why? What improvements would you like to see in it?
Send your thoughts & opinions to features@cityblogpune.com
Projected Vehicle Ownership of Pune & Pimpri Chinchwad
YEAR TW/1000 Cars/1000 TW/1000 Cars/1000
2001 257 42 152 17
2011 391 86 305 45
2021 437 124 404 88
2031 447 141 438 124

Edition11: Orange Flavor

It is a decade since the twenty-first century has set in and the decade witnessed an unprecedented growth on the city of Pune. This growth, unfortunately, has inflicted huge wounds on our traffic system. If roads are the lifeline of the development, smooth traffic is the bane of growth. Alas, we have yet to erect a sound and healthy bane in our city.
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) took many a projects in the hand to build a working and efficient system of traffic. The aim was to provide convenient, cheap and efficient model of transport to a large public which is almost each hour required to tread from one part of the city to other. In some cases, it is out of the city limits. Actually, none of the project has yet become reality leaving Pune's transport problems to their original condition. In fact, they have worsened with time. There was an ambitious project called Sky Bus which even after seven years of time, is still a distant dreams. Bus Rapid Tranport System (BRTS), which was promised ot be boon for the thousands of commuters, turned out to be a big headache. Instead of providing remedies, it compounded the problems.
The number of Pune's motor vehicles has increased with a rate of 33% per year. Every day more than 400 vehicles are registered. Looking at the pathetic condition of our roads, it is evident that this rate of growth is simply unsustainable. Pune's roads, already heavily congested, will get totally clogged if the heavy reliance on the private vehicles is not reduced.
But administration is attempting to tackle this problem by opposite method. It is implementing costly schemes like road widening, flyovers, roads over hills and so on. It's a vicious cycle: this then creates the demand for yet more roads. This is but a facet of the many problem. Private vehicles accompany other problems like Air Pollution, which is already way past danger levels making the city among the most polluted in Asia. Road accidents will increase. The worst affected will be pedestrians and cyclists, for whom the city has already become unsafe. The quality of life in the city will also rapidly worsen, as open spaces, trees and gardens get used up to widen roads and build parking lots for cars.
In many European cities, the futility of schemes to widen roads and build flyovers has become evident. Planners have realized that the only solution to increasingly congested roads and worsening pollution levels is to reduce the number of private vehicles on city roads. This is done through bringing restrictions on private vehicles and at the same time improving public transport systems.
The Way Forward
All the roads in the city are gradually being choked. The correct remedy would be to take steps to reduce the traffic on the roads. That would also reduce air and noise pollution. Many NGOs have recommended step to be taken in the direction. They include:
1. Levying a heavy 'license fee' for cars, so that number of cars in the
city are checked. This fee should
be renewed every year.
2. Levying a congestion tax on private
vehicles driving in congested areas.
3. Banning car parking on the main
roads like Karve road, Bhandarkar
road, Prabhat road, Law College
road and Ganeshkhind Road.
Likewise, car parking be banned
on important roads in central Pune,
like Tilak Road and Maharana
Pratap Road.
4. Building of new flyovers and
building of roads on the hills
should be stopped.
When traffic police and PMC starts new scheme like making J M Road and F C Road one way for all vechicles, people oppose it because they see in it a ploy to allow free passage to private vehicles at the price of general convenience. NGOs also oppose schemes like erecting foot over bridge since the general experience shows that people hardly use it. As pointed out by Chandmal Parmar, whom we have interviewed in this issue, there is utter lack of consideration of pedestrians in the planning of traffic in our city. Take for instance, the case of road crossing. At each 200 metres, the elevated road crossing should be provided between dividers so that people can go from one side of road to others. We hardly see this being done here in city.
On this backdrop, the city of Pune is looking at Metro Rail project. Even though there are discrepancies in the project, it might ease some tension from other pubic transport systems. We must then welcome this metro, hoping that those discrepancies are taken care off.
Less Accidents This Year
STATISTICS
377 Fatal accidents in 2009
458 Fatal Accidents in 2008
387 deaths in 2009
477 deaths in 2008
26,00,000 vehicles in city in 2009
23,53,441 vehicles in city in 2008
519 accidents in 2009
531 accidents in 2008
577 injured in accidents in 2009
531 injured in accidents in 2008
First time in many years the number of accidents has come down when compare to the number from previous year. This is a good news for the city.
According to Manoj Patil, deputy commissioner of poilice, "The department has compiled data about accident spots where highest numbers of accidents take place, cases registered and made an accident reporting system website containing data about accidents. This website is updated on a day-to-day basis. To smoothen the traffic flow, we closed 71 median punctures on city roads. We relocated 40 PMPML buses which were obstructing traffic."
The traffic police department made wearing seat belts compulsory since February 1, 2009. Since then, as many as 83,868 people were fined for violating this order till Dec. 09.

Edition 11; Chandmal Parmar


Anyone who thinks about the traffic in Pune or in nation at all, can not escape talking about Chandmal Parmar. He is chairman of Kum. Rajashree Parmar Memorial Foundation, which works in the field of road safety and traffic awareness. He is also recipient of the National Safety Award, given by the Union Ministry of Road Transport twice as also member of National Highway Authority.
His work in this field started because of an unfortunate accident. Rajashree, his daughter lost her life in a road accident on Nov. 17, 1989. That personal tragedy turned him into a crusader for the road safety so as to save others from future loss. Working in that direction, he is relentlessly engaged in creating awareness about the hazards of not following proper rules of traffic and road transport. These include procedures in planning and implementation by government as well as actual use by the people in general. As the chairman of Transport Committee of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), he is also taking up several issues with state and central governments.
Sighting the statistics of accidents in the country, he says, “Absence of discipline on the traffic is major cause of growing numbers of accidents. Girls are equally responsibly for this. To reduce the risk of accidents on our roads, discipline in ourselves, along with measures from the government are the need of hour.”
ON STUDENT TRANSPORT
One of the important issues taken up by Parmar on behalf of MCCIA was that of transport of schoolchildren. A study undertaken by MCCIA had showed
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that most of the accidents in city occur outside the schools as vehicles gather at the school buildings to leave and take students. These vehicles include school buses, autorickshaws, vans and two wheelers. MCCIA had convened a meeting of the school authorities but it did not generated much response.
Parmar said this paper, “We took up the matter with the government and now state government is expected to give its decision on it soon. We presented the facts to Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, transport minister of Maharashtra, who recently held a meeting in Pune over transport issues.” The demands made by Parmar are:
The schools should provide space to all vehicles transporting school children into its premise. This will avoid congestion outside building resulting in less danger to the students.
The autorickshaws should not ferry more than five students to and from school. This is a Supreme Court judgment in a suit which Parmar had filed in 2001. A strict implementation of this order is required.
Supreme Court of India had also stipulated that one attendant is necessary in any vehicle carrying schoolchildren.
Drivers and attendant of the school buses should have at least five years of experience.
The buses should be replaced after 8 years.
ON BRT
Countries like Bogotá, which has a size equivalent to Mumbai and population as much as Pune can run the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system efficiently and successfully. Looking at the conditions in Pune, it is bound to be a failure. There should have been changes in the routes and safety of pedestrians should have been kept as foremost priority.
Before embarking on BRT projects, subways should have been provided for the pedestrians to cross the roads. Even heavily congested chowks should also have the subways. But they are lacking in the BRT in Pune, which is chief cause of putting the pedestrians at risk.
When making routes for BRT, roads along the BRT should be bigger than 6.5 or 7 meters wide. This would allow smooth passage for vehicles in case a bus develops problem. This has not been done.
Parmar, through his Foundation as well as through MCCIA has raised the issue of road allocation. He pointed that cycle tracks are not necessary since cycle is least used vehicle in the city. Instead, combined road for cyclists and pedestrians should be provided. BRT should be only on the 48 or 50 feet wide road.
According to Parmar, PMPML should first target poor people, women, senior citizens and children as passengers. There is no use targeting car users as they are not going to switch to the PMPML. “In the price of one AC bus, six normal buses or three low floor buses can be purchased. We have recommended to PMPML to have 60% of latter and 40% of former buses. As per government norms, 47 buses are needed. Thus population of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad requires 2700 buses. PMPML has only 1200 buses out of which only 1000 are on road.
The Metro Project Has Serious Shortfall
Chandmal Parmar talked to City Blog and expressed some objections on the Metro project. These objections were raised in the letters written to Maharashtra government, Dilip Bund, divisional commissioner of Pune and Mahesh Zagade, municipal commisioner. The objections are:
In the planning of the route, Metro rail should connect to the PMPML depot, ST stand and railway station. The purpose should be to provide public with fastest, cheap and convnient mean of transport. This is not done in the present scheme.
If the current scheme is followed, the cost of underground route is Rs 300 crores per kms. While for elevated route it is Rs 50 crores per kms. There is no immediate need for the underground trains. In other cities also, majority of lines are elevated. In Delhi, it is 95%, Mumbai 100%, Hyderabad 90%, Kolkata 95%, Chennai 100% lines are elevated. Only stations are underground. MCCIA has suggested that underground routes should be taken only in third phase.
The routes earmarked for the Metro project are based on the D. P. Rues in 1987. The situation in and around Pune has changed so much, but the changes are not considered. Hence the ground reality of the routes is totally different.
There will be severe problems in the land acquisition. It will delay the implementation of the project resulting in the cost inflation.
Instead of Metro rail, MCCIA has suggested a monorail system. This will bring the cost to Rs 0-40 crores per km. This monorail should support the proposed ring road to be taken from outside the city limits. The monorail should be taken along Nagzira Nalla, which is lying unused.
The gauge of the proposed Metro rail is also a problem. While India has accepted unigauge policy, meaning that all rail lines in the country will run on the broad gauge, Metro rail is proposed to run on the meter gauge. It will create problem in procuring equipments, coaches and manpower for the routes. Also, if there is unigauge system, the metro rails can be easily accommodated with the normal lines in case of emergency. It will not be possible in the meter gauge lines.
u MCCIA has proposed that existing railway line on the Pune-Lonavala route should be strengthened with a third track and frequency of the trains on that route should be increased. Also, railways should start shuttle services on Pune-Daund section which will be later on added with shuttle services on Jejuri and Saswad route.
u Also, MCCIA has asked that the maintenance depot, the dockyard of the Metro should be outside Pune. Because the space required for this depot is too large and looking at the space crunch in the city, it will be futile if existing spaces are taken up.

Edition 11: Using BlackBerry for Traffic

With the traffic situation in Pune almost going out of hand, the city traffic police launched Traff.i.cop scheme. The scheme uses modern means of communication as a tool for the control of traffic and giving punishment to the offenders. The scheme was first taken up on the experimental basis for three months. The start was made in November last year and now it is in full force. The technology allows the cops to detect traffic violations.
The population of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad has already crossed mark of 50 lakhs. The number of vehicles at the end of year 2009 was 26 lakh. Traffic police were handicapped till yet because they were unable to trace the record of a particular vehicle driver. This allowed the offenders to commit same violations over and over. Even if they were caught, their past crimes did not come on the record giving them a free ride for future offences.
To overcome this handicap, Pune police started the implementation of traffi.i.cop with the help of Software and Technology Park, Blackberry Company and Omni Bridge Pvt. Ltd. This scheme is nothing but a thoughtful application of Blackberry phones. The traffic police constables you see at the road junctions are provided with 57 blackberry handsets. Once a policeman spot an offending vehicle passing through a junction, he just sends the registration number of the vehicle to the main server through GPRS (General Packet Radio Service).
Within a second of sending this number, the total past record of that particular vehicle which is available with (RTO) Regional Transport Office comes on the screen held by the cop. This data includes the previous violations of traffic rules in the past. This data has been stored on a system called RTO which is prepared by (NIC) National Informatics Bureau. It is possible to check the information of vehicle tax, fitness, permit and other essential things pertaining to a vehicle. The device also helps the police trace vehicles in hit-and-run and chain snatching cases, as well as halting suspected vehicles at nakabandi operations.
During the first fifteen days of this year, the , the computerized system helped the police locate 31 stolen two-wheelers and trace owners of 39 two-wheelers lying abandoned in the city. The police team checked the engine and chassis number of the vehicles and identified the registration number to trace the owners. Already a data of 11 lakh vehicles within the limits of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) besides details of about 8.60 lakh two-wheelers is ready.
The data of all 375 series of vehicles from the RTOs of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad has been prepared. Updated data on seven lakh stolen vehicles obtained from the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), along with data of 7,700 stolen vehicles is also available.
According to Manoj Patil, deputy commissioner of police (traffic), "Under the project, the traffic cops are equipped with BlackBerry phones. If someone is caught four time for violation of rules, then his license will be cancelled.”
The traffic police are also to be given Bluetooth thermal printer. If a traffic violator is caught, the vehicle's registration number or name of the offender will be sent to the server via the phone. Details of the offence, offender, vehicle number, time and date will be fed to server at the time of issuing a receipt for paying fine,.
This project is based on the concept of m-governance which uses wireless, GPRS or USB medium for commu-nication.
This technology is based on BlackBerry MDS. Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.
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Advantages of Trafficop
It brings in transparency in the working of police.
Repetition of work is avoided.
Detailed history of the vehicle is available instantly.
Increases effectiveness in enforcement and implementation of law.
All record of offences done by offender is flashed instantly.
Helps in tracking stolen vehicles and informing criminal records of
offenders.
Dispenses off the need for paper work.
National Honour For Trafficop
The intelligent traffic management system has received the national recognition. Prithviraj Chavan, Union minister for Science and Technology presented the national award for outstanding technology business incubators (TBI) and the Indian steps and business incubators association (ISBA) annual award on February 8 to Manoj Patil, DCP, traffic police department at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Pune traffic police and Omni-Bridge Systems, the technology firm which developed Trafficop were the joint winners of the award.
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The scheme, till Feb. 6, has helped identify the owners of 320 vehicles which were abandoned at police stations and traffic division offices in the city.
The owners were traced using the vehicles' registration, engine and chassis numbers, a statement issued on Saturday by deputy commissioner of police Manoj Patil (traffic) said.
A police team comprising assistant police inspector Arvind Gokule, constables Surendra Kolge, Amol Ghawate and Rupali Hole identified 1,192 vehicles lying abandoned at 21 police stations and traffic division offices. The owners of 320 vehicles, together worth Rs 1 crore, were identified. These include 299 motorcycles, eight four-wheelers and 13 rickshaws.
The statement says that 196 vehicles were registered with the regional transport offices at Pune, 115 at Pimpri-Chinchwad and nine were from outside Pune district.

Edition 11: Visits and Introductions

Learn Marathi-Visits & Introductions
English Marathi
What is your name? tvu-ze naa-wa kaa-ya ?
(Amonst friends; to a younger)
What is your name ? tvu-ma-cxhe naa-wa kaa-ya?
(To strangers or elderly,
respectful)
What is your name ? aa-pa-le naa-wa kaa-ya?
(Respectful)
I am John mee j.o-na OR maa-ze naa-wa j.o-na aa-he.
Do you know him? tvu-mhee tvyaa-n-naa o-hla-kha-tvaa kaa?
Allow me to introduce her yaa, mee tvu-ma-chee tvyaa-Nchyaa-shee
(respectful) o-hlakh ka-roo-n dve-tvo
May I ask who you are? aa-pa-lee o-hla-kh kaay?
May I ask you who you are? aa-pa-tna ko-tna?
Here is my card he maa-ze kaa-rda
How do you do? tvu-mhee kase aa-haa-tv?
I am pleased to meet you tvu-mhaa-laa bhe-too-n aa-na-N-dva zaa-laa.
Are you Mr. Patil? tvu-mhee paa-tee-la kaa?
How is your son? aa-pa-laa mu-la-gaa ka-saa-aa-he?
How is your father? aa-pa-le-wa-di-l ka-se-aa-hetva?
How is your mother? aa-pa-lyaa aa-ee ka-shaa aa-hetv?
Do you speak English? tvu-mhee i-n-gli-sh bo-la-tvaa kaa?
I don’t speak your language well ma-laa tvu-ma-chee bhaa-hshaa chaa-N-
ga-lee bo-la-tvaa ye-tva naa-hee
Please speak slowly kru-pa-yaa saa-wa-kaa-sha bo-laa
Please repeat kaa-ya mha-tnaa-laa-tv?
Would you please come to tvu-mhee maa-zya gha-ree ra-wi-waa-ree
my house on Sunday? yaa-la kaa?
Will you have a cup of tea? cha-haa ghe-tnaa-ra?
Please come in yaa, aa-tva yaa naa
Please be seated yaa, ba-saa
May I offer you tho-da khaa-ya-laa cxhaa-le-l naa?
something to eat?
I like coffee ma-laa k.o-fee aa-wa-da-tve
It has been long time tvu-mhaa-laa bhe-too-n ba-re-cxh
since I saw you dvi-wa-s zaa-le
Good bye, I had a ba-raa-ya, maa-zaa we-hla chhaa-na ge-laa
delightful time

Edition 11: Safe Driving Tips

It is a but an accepted fact that all drivers need to be careful while on the steering, but female drivers, whatever their age, have to be doubly vigilant to avoid becoming victims of crimes while driving. These include carjacking, sexual assault, robbery and worse. The issue of safe driving is also a part of the problem. Fortunately, there are some wasy you can can use to be safe while getting from here to there.
 The first thing to remembr is about the road ragers. The primary rule is : don't engage! Experts say don't even look at someone who's trying to get your attention in an angry way. Just drive on or turn. The worst thing you can do is get into a fight. It never leads to anything good. Don't get your ego involved Engaging with another driver can not only prove dangerous to your health and wellbeing but it distracts a driver for a split second or longer. The entire event could adversely affect your driving for the rest of the day.
 Keep your sound system at a reasonable volume when driving in cities and neighborhoods, and don't space out or check your text messages at every stoplight. Carjackers and robbers rely on the element of surprise, so if you're keeping eyes and ears alert to what's going on outside your vehicle, bad guys don't have a chance to sneak up on you.
This will also ensure that you hear horns and cries from the vehciles passing by your side. Even if you want to check the message or take an urgent call on your handset, take the vehicle to the side of the road.
 You wouldn't leave your front door unlocked and your windows open at home, then why should you that of car? Take the habit of securing your car the same way. Keep doors locked when you're driving, and windows raised. If anyone approaches your window asking for directions or money in slow or stopped traffic, take a quick glance around your vehicle to make sure you're not being distracted by one half of a team. Crack the window an inch or two instead of opening it all the way if you decide to speak to a stranger.
 When shopping, put your money away at the cash register, walk with purpose to your car and don't accept "help" from strangers. Have your keys out and be ready to open your vehicle and secure packages, get in the car, close and lock the door and drive away. Don't approach your vehicle if a van or other large vehicle that wasn't there before is parked next to it. Find a security guard to walk you to your car. If a security guard isn't available, look for a nearby couple and ask for an escort.
 There are instances when someone comes to the owner of vehicle pointing his attention to a fallen note on the road or some garbage on the shirt. This is an ideal plot for many thieves and is mostly seen outside the banks.
 If a person comes to you and asked you to take off the jewelleries by any pretext, do not heed. Keep driving and if you are forced to stop, stop only in a well-lit, populated area. Do not get out of your car or off your bike. Crack the window, ask to person's ID and pay close attention to his clothes---are they worn? Do they match? If not, put up your window, drive away and call 100.
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Enjoy Travelling With Some Care
It is a but an accepted fact that all drivers need to be careful while on the steering, but female drivers, whatever their age, have to be doubly vigilant to avoid becoming victims of crimes while driving. These include carjacking, sexual assault, robbery and worse. The issue of safe driving is also a part of the problem. Fortunately, there are some wasy you can can use to be safe while getting from here to there.
 The first thing to remembr is about the road ragers. The primary rule is : don't engage! Experts say don't even look at someone who's trying to get your attention in an angry way. Just drive on or turn. The worst thing you can do is get into a fight. It never leads to anything good. Don't get your ego involved Engaging with another driver can not only prove dangerous to your health and wellbeing but it distracts a driver for a split second or longer. The entire event could adversely affect your driving for the rest of the day.
 Keep your sound system at a reasonable volume when driving in cities and neighborhoods, and don't space out or check your text messages at every stoplight. Carjackers and robbers rely on the element of surprise, so if you're keeping eyes and ears alert to what's going on outside your vehicle, bad guys don't have a chance to sneak up on you.
This will also ensure that you hear horns and cries from the vehciles passing by your side. Even if you want to check the message or take an urgent call on your handset, take the vehicle to the side of the road.
 You wouldn't leave your front door unlocked and your windows open at home, then why should you that of car? Take the habit of securing your car the same way. Keep doors locked when you're driving, and windows raised. If anyone approaches your window asking for directions or money in slow or stopped traffic, take a quick glance around your vehicle to make sure you're not being distracted by one half of a team. Crack the window an inch or two instead of opening it all the way if you decide to speak to a stranger.
 When shopping, put your money away at the cash register, walk with purpose to your car and don't accept "help" from strangers. Have your keys out and be ready to open your vehicle and secure packages, get in the car, close and lock the door and drive away. Don't approach your vehicle if a van or other large vehicle that wasn't there before is parked next to it. Find a security guard to walk you to your car. If a security guard isn't available, look for a nearby couple and ask for an escort.
 There are instances when someone comes to the owner of vehicle pointing his attention to a fallen note on the road or some garbage on the shirt. This is an ideal plot for many thieves and is mostly seen outside the banks.
 If a person comes to you and asked you to take off the jewelleries by any pretext, do not heed. Keep driving and if you are forced to stop, stop only in a well-lit, populated area. Do not get out of your car or off your bike. Crack the window, ask to person's ID and pay close attention to his clothes---are they worn? Do they match? If not, put up your window, drive away and call 100.

Edition 11; Quiz

Quiz
Which was the worst famine of modern times?
Choose one of the following:
Bengal famine, 1943-44 o
Irish famine, 1852 o
Famine in China, 1969 o
Famine in Ethiopia, 1973 o
Which cyclone had the highest death toll?
Choose one of the following:
Cyclone in Bangladesh, 1970 o
Cyclone in Bengal, 1942 o
Cyclone in Orissa, 1999 o
Cyclone in Andhra Pradesh, o 1997
Which earthquake led to the maximum loss of life?
Choose one of the following:
Latur earthquake (India, 1993) o
Gujarat Earthquake (India,2001) o
The Great Shaanxi Earthquake o
(China, 1556)
The Great Kanto Earthquake o
(Japan, 1923)
Which was the largest modern day landslide?
Choose one of the following:
Gansu Province, China, 1920 o
Mount St Helens, USA, 1980 o
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1966 o
West Java, Jakarta, 2001 o
Which was the costliest natural disaster?
Choose one of the following:
Kobe earthquake (Japan, 1995) o
The San Francisco earthquake o
(USA, 1906)
The Gujarat earthquake o
(India, 2001)
The Orissa cyclone (India,1999) o
Which was the worst hailstorm in terms of loss to property?
Choose one of the following:
The Great Munich hailstorm, o
1984
The hailstorm in Hampton, 1997 o
The hailstorm in Brisbane, 1985 o
The hailstorm in Bangladesh, o
1986
Which event led to a year without a summer, in 1815?
Choose one of the following:
A forest fire o
A cyclone o
An earthquake o
A volcanic eruption o
Where was the worst monsoon recorded, in terms of loss of life, disease and damage to property?
Choose one of the following:
Thailand o
USA o
India o
Sri Lanka o
Which fire disaster caused the maximum losses to life and property?
Choose one of the following:
The Australian bush fire of 1983 o
The fire following the San o
Fransisco earthquake in 1906
The Isle of Man Summerland o
fire of 1973
Fire on the ocean liner o
Morro Castle in 1934
Which was the greatest non-war sea disaster?
Choose one of the following:
The sinking of the Titanic o
The sinking of the o
Haitian ferry, Neptune
Sea ferry Dao Paz's o
collision with the ferry Vector, in the Philippines
Sinking of the ship, Empress o
of Ireland

Edition 11; Art and Craft

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Edition 11: News


Local Travel By National Leader
All India Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi attracted lot of attention by travelling in a local train during his visit to Mumbai on Feb. 5.
Putting his usual convoy aside, Rahul took a train from Andheri to Dadar after interacting with college students at Bhaidas Hall in Vile Parle and changed to Central Line at Dadar to proceed to Ghatkopar. He had come to attend a function organised by the Youth Congress. This sudden change of mean of travel put a lot of pressure on the police deployed for the security of the young leader.
The meeting at Ramabai Nagar comprising 500 slum youths, self help groups, NGOs and social workers lasted for about 25 minutes.
Besides taking a train trip, he also bought his own ticket after withdrawing money from an ATM. This was unusual for any leader in the country.
However, his trip was marred by political controversy as Shiv Sena protested during his travel with flag flags. The Shiv Sena leaders claimed this was a theatrical ploy & a political stunt. Udhav Thackerey, Executive President of Shiv Sena critisize Rahul’s act.
Successful Lanuch of Agni III
India on Sunday successfully test-fired its indigenous Agni-III ballistic missile with a range of 3500 kms from the Wheeler Island off the coast of Orissa, making the nuclear-capable platform ready for induction into the armed forces.
"The fourth test-firing of the Agni-III missile was carried out at 1050 hours on Sunday. It was for the full range and it hit the target with pin-point accuracy and met all the mission objectives," Defence Ministry spokesman Sitanshu Kar said.
Two Navy ships located near the target tracked and witnessed the missile hitting it accurately, he said.
Defence Minister A K Antony congratulated DRDO chief V K Saraswat and the scientists involved in the Agni-III project on the "remarkable success" of the missile test.
The defence spokesman said the launch was part of the pre-induction trial and "now the missile system will be fully inducted into the armed forces."
A number of radars and electro-optical tracking systems along the coast of Orissa monitored the path of the missile and evaluated all the parameters in real-time, Kar said.
Equipped with a state-of-the-art advanced computer, the navigation system used for guiding the missile to its target is the "first of its kind", he said.
The 17-metre long marker pen like Agni-III is 2 metres in diameter and has a two-stage solid propellant system with a pay load capability of 1.5 tonnes.
“During the course of the flight, the missile reached a peak height of 350 kms and re-entered the atmosphere successfully tolerating the skin temperatures of nearly 3000 degree Celsius," Kar said.
Tax Hike By PMC
The standing committee of the Pune Municipal Corporation on February 6 approved 11 per cent hike in taxes. The committee also decided to impose steep hike on property tax for IT sector and decided to charge octroi on gold and silver on the basis of Value Added Tax (VAT).
The standing committee of the PMC met to decide the new tax structure ahead of the annual civic budget. Municipal Commissioner Mahesh Zagade had proposed 22 per cent hike in various taxes. Rates for octroi were also hiked in the draft budget.
" Administration was expecting additional revenue of Rs 379 crores from hike of 22 per cent in general taxes proposed by the municipal commissioner, However the standing committee approved 11 per cent hike which will fetch Rs 181 crore to civic coffers" said standing committee chairman Nilesh Nikam.
Jhumpa Lahiri Appointed By Obama
Indians in United States celebrated as Indian-American Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri has been appointed as a member of US President Barack Obama's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, along with five others.
"I am proud that these distinguished individuals will serve in my Administration. The arts and the humanities enhance the vibrancy of our society, inspire us and strengthen our democracy," Obama said in a statement.
"I look forward to working with them in the weeks and months ahead," Obama said.
Besides Lahiri, other appointed to the committee are Chuck Close, Fred Goldring, Sheila Johnson, Pamela Joyner and Ken Solomon, the White House said.
She was born in London and raised in Rhode Island. Her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN / Hemingway Award and The New Yorker Debut of the Year. Her novel The Namesake was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Blast In US Power Plant
A huge explosion ripped through a US power plant today being built in Connecticut amid reports up to 50 people may have died, emergency officials said, as a rescue operation swung into place.
The blast at the gas-fired plant in Middletown, home to 40,000 people on the Connecticut River, sent flames and black smoke billowing into the sky and shook houses several miles (kilometers) away, witnesses said.
As helicopters, ambulances and fire trucks rushed to the scene and a massive search and rescue operation was launched, officials were reluctant to say how many might have died, but a large number of fatalities was feared.
"The reports vary from a few, several to possibly as many as 50 dead," Brian Albert from the Middlesex told AFP.

Edition11: CWG-The Biggest Spectacle

The 2010 Commonwealth Games are the nineteenth edition of the Commonwealth Games, and the ninth to be held under that name. The Games are scheduled to be held in New Delhi, India between 3 October and 14 October 2010. The games will be the largest multi-sport event conducted to date in New Delhi and India generally, which has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in
New Delhi. It will also be the first time the Commonwealth Games will be held in India and the second time the event has been held in Asia (after 1998).
In January 2005, the Common-wealth Games Federation vice-president Raja Randhir Singh expressed concern that Delhi was behind schedule in forming and organising committee. On 18 January 2008, however, the Commonwealth Games Federation expressed its approval of Delhi's progress.
On 15 October 2009, Jarnail Singh, a former Secretary of the Government of India was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Organising Committee.
India's Sports Minister will head the apex committee for conducting the games while the Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi will head the organizing committee. The Games will be held from the 3rd to 14 October 2010.
The total budget estimated for hosting the 19th Commonwealth is US$ 1.6 billion and this amount excludes non sports related infrastructure development in the city like airports, roads and other structures. This makes the 2010 Commonwealth Games as the most expensive Commonwealth Games ever (compared to Manchester 2002 - approx. US$420 million, and Melbourne 2006 - approx. US$ 1.1 billion).
Mascot - Shera
Shera, mascot of the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi, is the most visible face of the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi. His name comes from the Hindi word Sher meaning Lion. Shera truly represents the modern Indian. He is an achiever with a positive attitude, a global citizen but justifiably proud of his nation's ancient heritage, a fierce competitor but with integrity and honesty. Shera is also a 'large-hearted gentleman' who loves making friends and enthusing people to 'come out and play'.
In Indian mythology, the tiger is associated with Goddess Durga, the embodiment of Shakti (or female power) and the vanquisher of evil. She rides her powerful vehicle the tiger into combat, especially in her epic and victorious battle against Mahishasur, a dreaded demon.
Shera embodies values that the nation is proud of: majesty, power, charisma, intelligence and grace. His athletic prowess, courage and speed on the field are legendary. He is also a reminder of the fragile environment he lives in and our responsibility towards the protection of his ecosystem.
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Kabaddi will also be a demonstration sport at the 2010 Games.
The triathlon appears likely to be excluded from these games as there is no suitable location for the swimming stage. The organisers have also proposed removing basketball, but want to include archery, tennis, and billiards and snooker for men. Cricket, although in strong demand, may not make a come-back as the Board of Control for Cricket in India were not keen on a Twenty20 tournament, but the organisers did not want a one day tournament.

Edition 11: Help sankalp


Many of us in Pune would have been to Panshet/sinhagad/khadakwasala side for Picnic many times. If next time you go that side, its my request to make a visit to Sankalp Orphanage just 2 km before panshet phata on right side of road. It will help you with a new shocking insight to life.
We at Round table 105 had arranged a visit to school which we plan to build near khadakwadi. Later plan was to go to Tr shantanu's farmhouse and have some fun. It was suggested by Tr Shantanu's mother to visit and support that. And we were not prepared for the scenes we witness once we entered inside the establishment. I clicked the snaps from outside. I did not have daring and it would not have been proper on my side to take snaps of the plight of residents there. Guys, I urge all who had not witnessed the scenes, to take 10 mins out of their numereth picnics towards sinhagad, panshet, khadakwasala side to thank the almighty for whatever comforts he has provided us till date. We are sheer lucky. How unfortunate can those souls be whom we met that day. The children were orphans abandoned and add to that they were mentally challenged (here I cannot use politically correct word Differently abled: all politics can be forgotten). The stench coming from rooms indicated their failure of their control over their bodies. One guy was tied up as he did not seem to have any control over emotions. We cannot forget the five year old infant who wished us by folding his hands which was so polite (and compare that with today's next gen who are privileged). Then we met old people abandoned by their families. We were shell shocked as we came out. As we had already spoken to management team (who are doing excellent job in those gloomy conditions), they needed blankets. We immediately coordinated with Tr Amol to buy and dispatch 50 blankets asap. Within ourselves we promised to support this establishment in whatever capacity in coming years. There were ideas like donating monthly drinks / eating out expenses individually.
Life is unfair. Most of the time we complaint that we have not got enough. we strive for more. These scenes give you a perspective. For me it was an astound resolve to do whatever to help them in my capacity and i wish to almighty to grant this wish to let me help them better.

Edition 11: Neelkantheshwar and Surajkund


Neelkantheshwar is actually a big hill which is around 50 km from Pune. It is near Panshet. It got its name because of the temple of Neelkantheshwar, i.e.
Lord Shiva.
There are three routes to reach Neelkantheshwar.
1. Go to Panshet by Pune-warje, NDA kondhwe
gate, Kudje, Splendour country, Bahuli-
neelkantheshwar. It goes straight at the base
of Neelkantheshwar.
2. There is one small village called Rula
between Khanapur and Panshet. Small boats
(hodya) from this village will take you to
another village, across the river.
Neelkantheshwar is around 4 km from this
village across the river. If you come via boat,
you have to reach Neelkantheshwar base by
this 4 km walk. But this walk is really
enjoyable.
3 There are three routes that take you
to Neelkantheshwar. The first route heads
towards Sinhagad and then turns right at
Panshet. From Panshet you move towards
Varasgaon dam which intersects a narrow
road. The sign board of the temple at the start
of this road will indicate that you are on the
right track. You take this broken road to
pass a few small villages before finally
landing at the base of Neelkantheshwar from
where the climb is short and easy.
Of the three, the route from Varasgaon dam is the best option because it not only saves time but is also an easy climb to the top. Moreover, the route is very scenic and offers a lovely view of the fields, flowers and the green landscape
We took the first route, we reached the base at 11.00 am. From base you have to proceed by walking. Its 30-40 min. walk. The road for the top is very wide, but it is very steep. So, we took a small break in between and got fresh for next part. We reached the top at 12.45 pm.
Neelkantheshwar hill is very wide in size. It has a big temple of Neel-kantheshwar. But the main attraction of Neelkantheshwar is hundreads of sculptures made from cement. The sculptures are mainly associated with Hindu mythology. Some scenes are also presented through these sculptures. Some of the sculptures I am remembering are- all the 10 Dashavatars, Ashtavinayakas, Bakasur-Bhim story, Vaali-Sugriv yuddha, Sant Dnyashwar, Sant Ramdas, Shivaji Maharaj, Jesus Christ and so on. The list is endless.
Sarjemama, a forest ranger, has made these sculptures. He only found the Shiva linga on this hill, built the temple around it and made those hundreads of sculptures. Sarjemama is also associated with 'Vyasan Mukti Abhiyaan'. As per the newspaper cuttings in the temples, Sarjemama rehabilatated 4-5 lacs of alcoholic people. There is a small hotel just outside the temple where we had some bhel and limbu sarbat.
The view from the hill-top is amazing. You can see backwaters of Panshet, Varasgaon and Khadakvasla dam. You can also see Sinhagad from here. The view is very beautiful in the monsoon. After having a photo session, we start descending at around 2.00 pm. On the way to Pune, we took our lunch in dhaba near Panshet. Food was very delicious. After lunch, we left for Pune and reached at around 6.00 pm.
So, overall we had a very nice one day trip to Neelkantheshwar
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Surajkund Mela-A Model Event To Follow
Surajkund complex, near Delhi in Faridabad district of Haryana derives its name from ancient amphitheatre, Sun Pool. It dates back to the 10th Century A.D. This was the time when tribal Chieftains were gaining supremacy. One clan that struck out in the chronicles of history, was that of the Tomars. They were sun worshipers. Fascinated by the surrounding of this terrain, Raja Suraj Pal, one of the Chieftains, chose to build his stronghold here. A Sun Temple and a Sun Pool were designed. But times changed, and the clan vanished.
The temple fell into disarray. But, the amphitheatre Sun Pool built as the sun careering westwards, continued to stand as it does even today. It is after this Sun Pool that the complex came to be christened as Surajkund. Surajkund has been identified as an ideal suburban retreat because of the natural beauty of the Aravalli ranges. The open basalt outcrop in one section, cupped a vast water body. The fact that Surajkund lay close to Delhi attracted the Tourism Organization of the Haryana State. It covers 40 hectares.
While providing urban attractions for the holiday maker, it retains its suburban serenity.
The annual Surajkund Arts and Crafts Mela has taken off. Vice President of India Hamid Ansari inuagurated the event on Feb 1.
The 15-Day Mela this year has participating craftsmen with exquisite talents not only from the length and breadth of the Country, but even from countries like Tajikistan, Thailand and Egypt besides the SAARC Nations.
Surajkund crafts mela brings together cultures and crafts of the entire country and is becoming a model for other countries to follow.

Edition 11: IIT JEE Complex Numbers

Problem 1 : Euler's equation and its implications
Don't get nervous because you haven't heard of this term. It is actually quite simple.
You have learnt in infinite series, that
Sin(x) = x x3/3! + x5/5! x7/7! + …….
And
Cos(x) = 1 x2/2! + x4/4! …..
Now let's evaluate the expression
Cos(x) + i. Sin(x)
= 1 + ix + i2 . x2/3 + i3. x3/3! + i4.x4/4! + i5.x5/5! + i6.x6/5! + i7.x7/7! +
We can write the nth term of the above series as
(ix)n / n! … (very yourself) and you realize that it is the exponential series of (i.x)
Therefore
eix = cos(x) + i . sin(x)
The theory of this equation is not really part of IIT JEE syllabus.
Now I would show some tricky applications of this equation
1. Substitute x = π and you get
ei π = -1
Ÿ ei π + 1 = 0
This expression magically connects the 5 most fundamental constants on nature in one simple equation.
2. Continuing with the same
equation, we observe that ei π = i2
or, ii = ei π . I/2 or, ii = e - π/2, which
is a real number, amazing !
3. e3i = cos(3x) + i . Sin(3x) or we can
write (cos x + i sin x ) 3 = cos(3x) + i.
sin(3x), after expanding the left
hand side and then segregating the
imaginary and real parts we can
easily prove the expressions like
cos 3x = cos3x - 3sin2x cos x
Problem 2 : A different view of Simple Harmonic Motion
In the chapters on Simple Harmonic Motion you would learn to solve the time period and other parameters of an oscillating system using the standard equation F(x) = - k.x
The way they teach you to construct such an equation is to identify the net force on the system after imparting a small displacement of x from the equilibrium position and the then equating the same with mass X acceleration or rotational equivalent.
However, in many cases, it is very difficult to identify the net force in terms of displacement x. In such situation we only know the energy content of the system.
Also, we know that for any conservative system, the net energy = Potential (U)+ kinetic = constant.
Ÿ U + ½ m .v.v = constant
Ÿ U = -1/2 . m . (v) 2
Ÿ dU/dx = -1/2 . m . 2. (v). (dv/dx)
Ÿ dU/dx = -m. v. dv/dx = - m. (dx/dt).
[d/dx ( dx/dt) ]
Ÿ dU/dx = - m . d/dt (d/dt (x))
Ÿ dU/dx = - F , where F is the force.
Therefore the equation of SHM can be written as
dU/dx = kx
Ÿ d2U/dx2 = k
In other words, the 'spring constant' can be expressed in terms of potential energy of the system.
Example : To create a soap bubble you need to blow air into to it. The work you do in blowing gets converted to potential energy in the form of surface tension. Although this is not part of IIT JEE syllabus, please note that the surface energy of the bubble = the surface tension of soap bubble (which is a constant given a particular chemical composition of soap water) X the surface area of the bubble. In other words U = S . 4π r2
Where S is the surface tension and r is the radius of the soap bubble. Note that the energy content is positive and by nature, any system tends to lose potential energy. The soap bubble will also tend to reduce in size and will stabilize with some radius R where the air pressure from inside will balance out the force due to shrinking of the bubble.
If you disturb the bubble by denting it gently by blowing air from outside, the geometry of the soap bubble changes and some potential energy gets introduced in to the system. Assuming some amount of simplicity, we can say that the average radius of the soap bubble changes and this causes a simple harmonic motion. To find out the time period of this motion, we observe that U = S . 4π r2
Ÿ d2U/dr2 = 8.S.π = constant and it satisfies the pre-condition of SHM.
Therefore the spring constant is 8.S.π and therefore the time period will be
T = 2 π

Edition 11: Etiquettes of Business

In Business, We could try to :
1. Be professional, follow procedures, don’t be lazy.
2. Improve communication skills. (Keep people informed).
3. Avoid procrastinating. (Maintain control and be effective Plan and carry-out tasks.)
4. Improve delegating skills.(give authority and responsibility)
5. Maintain orderly forms, applications, desks and files.
6. Have a sense of humor, not too much.
7. Emphasize long-range relationships.
8. Have wide ranges of conversation; don’t be narrow- minded.
9. Be able to absorb criticism objectively and constructively.
10. Be on time for all appointments; give honest reasons for being late.
11. Always express appreciation for the time of the people you deal with.
12. Improve reasoning abilities.
13. Increase self-reliance, enthusiasm, intiative, self-control, charm, thinking, concentration of effort.
14. Master persistence, will power, ambition, and memory.
15. Always act with a definiteness of purpose.
16. Think positive on our jobs, this determines how our subordinates think toward their jobs-set the example.
PERSONALITY DYNAMICS
Personal Magnetism:
1. The hand-shake
2. Tone of voice
3. Posture and carriage of body
4. Vibrations of thought (idea conveyance)
5. Body adornment.
We are what we think we are:
1. Others see, in us what we think of ourselves.
2. How you think determines how you act and how others react to you.
3. Look important, it helps you think important.
4. Dress right, it always pays.
5. The sharper you look, the sharper you will be. (A pencil, when sharpened, has a clear defined point and writing is easily read, but a dull pencil is just that, (Dull))
6. Pay twice as much and get half as many : Example, 2 fine suits are much nicer, last longer, and look better than 4 cheap ones.
7. If you think of yourself in poor situations, that is what you will get.
8. Think of yourself as sharp, clena, together, intelligent, informed, and interesting, and that is what you will be.
9. I’m short: Practice uplifting self-praise, not belittling self-punishment, think more of your self, and there is more os you.
10. Be self improving in academics, family and friends. Make progress in changing bad habits, eliminating negativism, and wasting time.What you spend the most time on is, “what and who you are going to be”.
Time Saving Tips
Be aware of time thieves around you :
1. Lack of motivation
2. Mistakes-my own
3. Failure to listen
4. Mistakes of others
5. Indecision
6. Poor planning
7. Lack of self-discipline
8. Unclear goals
9. Conflicting priorities
10. Procrastination
11. Lack of delegation
12. Poor communication
13. Unwillingness to say no
14. Lack of procedure
15. Cluttered workspace
16. Equipment failure
17. Interruptions
18. Meetings
19. Waiting for answers
20. Socializing
21. Shifting priorities
22. Unreal time estimates
23. Over-involvement with details
24. Junk mail
25. Read tape
26. Low company morale
27. Peer demands
28. Civic activities
29. Over-sleeping
30. Negative attitudes
Confidence Building
1. Confidence is acquired.
2. Preparation develops it.
3. Action cures fear. Feat is indecision and postponement.
A. Dealing with fear:
1. Identify it.
2. Admit it.
3. Accept it.
4. Deal with it accordingly. (Confront and take action / or cure)
B. Recognize fear as constructive and positive, it was given for your own protection and your own memory.
4. Deposit only positive thoughts in your memory.
5. Withdraw only positive thoughts from your memory :
Words to Forget
A) I can’t
B) Impossible
C) I’ll try
D) I, me, my I have to, Worried, Stressed, Should have, Could have, I only, Yes but, Somebody, Difficult, Problem, Hate.
Words to Remember
A) I can
B) Possible
C) I will
D) You, your, I want to, Interested, Motivated, Will do, My goal, Next time, I understand, Today, Challenging, Opportunity, Love.
6. Avoid doing anything that makes you ask your self, Will I get caught?.
7. In order to think confidently, you must act confident.
8. Don’t be afraid to :
A) Sit up front when possible.
B) Make eye contact.
C) Walk 25% faster than average people. (Act with a purpose)
D) Speak up when you have something to say.
E) Smile big.
Dressing for success characteristics include :
1. Looking the part - the appropriate attire for the even.
2. Good grooming-be clean and fresh, hair brushed, clean shaven, don’t sweat, have clean nails, and no gum, check zippers and buttons, shoes are polished.
3. Good posture - sit up straight, don’t slouch, be pleasant, alert and interested.
4. Know what you are going to say;
5. Be confident and tactful; don’t show nervousness or uneasiness.
6. Be mature, courteous; don’t show nervousness or uneasiness.
7. Look them in the eyes and be decisive.
How to think creatively:
1. Find new ways of doing things.
2. Believe it can be done and you’ll find a way; nothing is impossible.
3. Welcome new ideas; be receptive.
4. Soak up good ideas.
5. Ask yourself “How can I do it better?”
6. Your mind has an endless memory capacity, use it!
7. Do what you do better, and do more of what you do.
8. If you want something done, give it to a busy man or women; these
people do things decisively and quickly (they don’t have time not
to).
9. Encourage others to talk, this way, you will receive new information.
10. Test your ideas by saying “What will make this work?”
11. Listen attentively, concentrate, and emulate what other people are saying.
12. Expose yourself to ideas of intelligent others.
13. Don’t let ideas escape, write them down.
14. Present your ideas in writing, they have more power.
15. Mix with people of different occupational and social interest.
16. Do it!

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