“By dropping Adsense and text link ads with no immediate replacement, I’m giving up a good chunk of change. We’re talking in excess of $100,000 per year just from those two sources. And this is easy, fairly stable, passive income that goes straight into my bank account month after month.”
“In truth there are a number of reasons I’m doing this, and they don’t have much to do with money.
One reason for this change is that generating income from selling advertising just doesn’t resonate with me anymore. I’m totally bored with it. I feel a strong desire to drop it and move on to something new.
I also felt that many of the ads being served up were a bit too Cro-Magnon relative to the ideas I’ve been blogging about. It seemed rather lame to write an article on Oneness and then see ads for money-making schemes next to it. Even worse was when fast food ads popped up next to an article about the raw food diet. I quickly banned the objectionable ads of course, but lately I found myself feeling increasingly disconnected from most of the ads that were being displayed. I don’t want to generate income in a manner that makes me feel disconnected.”
“Am I worried or stressed about dumping thousands of dollars in easy monthly income? Not a bit. I feel totally at peace with this new direction, even though I can’t quite see where it will lead.
Given the choice between having an extra $100K per year of free money vs. becoming the kind of person who can kill off that much income without fear or worry, I’m grateful that I can look in the mirror and see a guy that can make the latter choice, simply because he knows he’s following the path with a heart.”
I think every female wants to unlock this mystery It will make things simpler and life easier. I always suspected that men use their eyes instead of brain or heart when they choose a mate. They just behave like a child who loves most of that things that glitter but are not gold! I was NOT wrong! Adult males DO behave like a child. A man’s eye(s) definitely play an all important role in selecting a female. Jokes apart, a groundbreaking study by two University of Rochester psychologists to be published online Oct. 28 by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology adds color—literally and figuratively—to the age-old question of what attracts men to women.
“In the final study, the shirt of the woman in the photograph, instead of the background, was digitally colored red or blue. In this experiment, men were queried not only about their attraction to the woman, but their intentions regarding dating. One question asked: “Imagine that you are going on a date with this person and have $100 in your wallet. How much money would you be willing to spend on your date?”
Under all of the conditions, the women shown framed by or wearing red were rated significantly more attractive and sexually desirable by men than the exact same women shown with other colors. When wearing red, the woman was also more likely to score an invitation to the prom and to be treated to a more expensive outing.”
BUT this color blindness stops at the attractiveness barometer only. Men don’t show this color blindness as far as likability, intelligence or kindness are concerned. Thank god for small mercies and gifting some real human qualities to males too!!
I don’t have words and strength to add something of my own to this news.
Lucknow: A school principal in Uttar Pradesh was booked on Thursday for tying a five-year-old student with ropes and dragging him for nearly 50 metres for not attending school regularly, an official said.
“An FIR has been registered against the school principal Shamsad Ali for ill-treating the child Alok Gupta, studying in the kindergarten at the Mother Teresa Public School,” said officer in-charge of basic education Awadesh Kumar.
A team was sent to inquire into the incident in which Alok was tied and dragged on Wednesday and was also made to kneel down in front of the school gate for nearly two hours.
The school is in Baghuchaghat village in Deori, about 280 km from here.
According to information available, Alok was unable to attend school due to health problems, Kumar said.
Corporal punishment is banned in schools following the directions of the Supreme Court.
Mr. Raj Thackeray was in news. It was obvious he doesn’t like lock ups or jails. But what is surprising is his lawyer’s name who was in the limelight most the time, Mr. Akhilesh Chube. What a North Indian sounding name! Or probably when one’s *ss is truly in danger of being grilled, North, South, East or West Indians don’t matter. Vageesh Saraswat, the MNS vice-president is also from Aligarh, probably a north Indian town. Few weeks ago Mr. Raj Thackeray had organized a computer software course for Maharashtrian Youths. The head instructor was Saurabh Mishra.
But Manish Chauhan has written a pretty interesting account on this ongoing sub nationalism plaguing modern metrosexual Indians. His target is Shahrukh Khan.
Shahrukh Khan is in trouble. He calls himself a Delhi boy, which he duly is, but Bal Thackray insists now he is not because Mumbai has given him wealth and fame. Though at the same time, he also insists that Sonia Gandhi is still an Italian, a Videshi.
Shahrukh must be disoriented by now about his existence. Myself sailing on the same damn boat. Join the notorious club. Who knows, someone might club us all.
I repeat, Bal Thackray insists since it is Mumbai and Maharashtra which has given him wealth and fame so why does he harp about being a Delhi boy.
As if, as soon as he touched Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, or shall I say Bhusawal, almost magically, someone started giving him all his wealth – to make him rich, and concurrently, someone else (or the same guy perhaps) started calling his name on AIR, to make him famous.
Applying the theory of mathematical induction (though I never came across a bigger fraudulent theory), every one making money or name in Maharashtra started doing in the same manner. Well, not every body, though. Some of them were beaten black and blue right on landing at the Kalyan & Kurla station. However, rest get it for free, by almost doing nothing.
It may also be that all the movie audience of Shahrukh Khan is from Mumbai and Maharashtra only. Rest of India and world are not counted. It is already known that he dances at the ceremonies of Netas to earn quick bucks. So this settles it.
Mahindra and Mahindra, Telco, Bajaj sell all their vehicles only in Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra. So those workers who come here and work should also pay their homage and respect for their bread and butter, and to their very existence, only to Maharashtra.
Had there been no Maharashtra, who would have created these vehicles and much worse, who would have bought them, isn’t it ? Anyway it is not their work which is bringing them money. They are being paid only for the fact that they have entered Maharashtra.
It is God’s will that they were born to move into Maharashtra in future. Was this not tobe, may be God would have cancelled the order. That’s why, my dear Shahrukh, you ain’t no Delhi boy. You were desitined to come here, and that’s why you were concieved (or else it would have been someone else in your place). You are now Mee-Mumbai-Maharashtra boy.
Now let us all say in chorus – Jai Maharashtra!
It seems as the economy is recessing the anger of the employees is on the rise. Richard Fuld, the disgraced head of Lehman Brothers, was punched in the face in the office gym amid the bank’s collapse. I know the news is a bit old. But I thought about the lucky fellow who availed the opportunity to give vent to his anger. How many of us want to punch our boss on many occasion but … what Richard Fuld, former Lehman Brothers CEO, and his team was doing for such a long time, it seems, this is a very small price to pay. Lehman Brothers, was particularly badly hit by “toxic” mortgage debt and filed for bankruptcy last month. Richard Fuld, the former CEO of Lehman Brothers had given a low down on bank’s financial crisis before the US House Oversight Committee. Richard Fuld was genuinely surprised that why the US government was not bailing out the 158 years old firm.
Those who has seen him testifying before the US House Oversight Committee said that his performance was brilliant. he blamed everyone but himself for the failure of the 158 year old Lehman Brothers.
Vicki Ward, a US journalist, said “two very senior sources – one incredibly senior source” had confirmed it to her. “He went to the gym after … Lehman was announced as going under,” she told CNBC. “He was on a treadmill with a heart monitor on. Someone was in the corner, pumping iron and he walked over and he knocked him out cold.
“And frankly after having watched [Mr Fuld's testimony to the committee], I’d have done the same too.”
When I was reading this “Scientists Create ‘World’s Most Relaxing Room‘ ”
Psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman has designed and constructed a large-scale multi-media space that aims to calm even the most stressed out of minds.To help promote the University of Hertfordshire’s Health and Human Sciences Research Institute Showcase, Wiseman reviewed the scientific research into relaxation, and has created what is being billed as ‘The world’s most relaxing room.
I was a bit dazed. Can a place like this really exists when one forgets the economic recession and hence one’s worries? Is it possible that relaxing is as simple as entering into a room? We don’t have to learn relaxing exercises from anyone? Will this relaxing room be available to everyone by paying a nominal sum? I think, if we have to pay for relaxing room like we pay for watching a movie, then it won’t remain a relaxing room at all. We, being we, will bring our attitude, money, fashion, bags and boots and what not and start the competition or rat race again and relaxation will jump out of the each and every available window.
But nonetheless its an interesting read.
During the Showcase, which runs from 21-24 October at the University’s de Havilland campus, groups of up to ten visitors at a time will be invited to enter this large and unusual space, lie on soft matting and rest their head on lavender-scented pillows. In each fifteen minute session, people will be bathed in a calming glade-like green light, listen to a specially composed soothing soundtrack, and look at a completely clear artificial blue sky.
Is our economy really slowing down? Common people are really talking about economic recession instead of sports and films ? If I go by the newspaper headlines, it seems economic recession has really caught the imagination of print media. Each day I can see the creases and frowns in their headlines about recession. Instead of political news, economic recession news seem grabbing the headlines.
I know vaguely about this company AIG, because I have seen the ads of Tata-AIG insurance on TV. What I know is, AIG is one of the biggest insurance companies in the world. Recently AIG was hit hard by the turmoil in the credit markets in September 2008. But AIG got a fresh lease of life after an $85 billion government bailout. Basically AIG had faced a near death situation. But I have my own doubts that economic recession is actually happening when I read about this company AIG something like this:
Just six days after sticking taxpayers with an $85 billion bailout, AIG’s top executives dropped $500,000 whooping it up at a swanky California beach resort.
Among the charges American International Group racked up at last month’s week-long retreat:
- $150,000 for banquets,
- $10,000 in bar bills,
- $3,000 on tips,
- $7,000 in greens fees,
- $23,000 at the hotel spa
- $1,400 at the salon.
"They were getting their manicures, their facials, their pedicures and their massages while American people were footing the bill!" barked Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is probing the ever-growing financial collapse.
Do you still think that we are facing economic recession?
Soumya Viswanathan, 27, who worked as a producer with Headlines Today, was returning home at three in the morning from office. She phoned her father to say that she would be home in fifteen minutes. But she was found dead in her car on Nelson Mandela Road in Vasant Kunj locality. Her car was rammed into the road divider and she had a bullet injury in her head. Soumya Viswanathan was taken to AIIMS where she was declared brought dead.
What our learned Chief Minister has to say about the incident?
“All by herself till 3 am at night in a city where people believe…you know…you should not be so adventurous.”
What would our Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit would have said if she would have been murdered after coming out from a disc or pub? That such “type” of women deserve this kind of death. They are luring the criminals into killing them? What Sheila Dikshit have said about the outrage her remark caused, to a Congress News Network (CNN-IBN) programme “Devil’s Advocate” anchored by I can’t remember his name but only his English accent.
“It horrified me enormously…I am a woman myself. I have three sisters; I have two grand daughters. I think what I said was really blown out of proportion,” Dikshit told Karan Thapar’s Devil’s Advocate programme on CNN-IBN.
“I used the phrase adventurous in two ways that travelling at three in the morning is not a safe thing for anybody to do and above all I think even for boys, travelling after 9 in the evening. Companies employing young girls and boys 24 hours for that matter should provide escort for the safety of our girls and boys,” she said.
Wow! You have sisters and granddaughters! But they have the blessings of a certain Madame from Congress party. Soumya Viswanathan didn’t chose to born to that dynasty! Too bad for her. And if the company have to ensure the safety on the roads of Delhi, then please step down as a Chief Minister and spare us the agony of your scholarly remarks.
Sudipta Chatterjee says:
Bloggers, wake up! For long the mainstream media has been plagiarising pictures from our blogs for long. And they seem to get away with it with impunity. Because they don’t respond to emails. They don’t publish letters sent to the editor about their reporters lifting images with impunity. How can they — these losers can’t stand up to own their mistakes; they don’t have the balls to do that.
The question is, how do we fight it? And the answer is right here: we have our own blogs. Remember, united we stand and divided we fall. So on October 2nd, let us all post something about this plagiarism. It should only be fitting that we all stand together and lodge our protest against injustice on the day the one man who taught us this was born.
I don’t have my pictures plagiarized by anyone. But my sister had gone through this problem. She did contact the PR person and editor of the magazine and extracted an apology and token compensation from them. You can read the whole drama here: When You See a Picture Taken by You in an In Flight Magazine with a Credit to Someone Else!
So thanks to internet and thanks to blogging which have given some power to us, the mere mortals! Hail Gandhiji who taught us to fight for our rights!