College Of Engineering Adoor [ CEA ] located at Manakala, Adoor . College is under IHRD KERALA (Institute of Human Resources Development, IHRD Kerala) and affiliated to Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) .
Tuesday (30-7-2009) I had gone to palany. It was a very quick or impulsive decision to reach palany where the God “Murukan” was situated. One of my uncle accompanied me. We are very new to the whole impulsive thing. We woke up at 4.45 AM and got ready for the journey. First we visited the Ganapathy temple nearby Madapally Palace. It was a very good scene. We whispered the mathra “Viknawsara Ganesha..”. Then we started from there, reached Ernakulam K.S.R.T.C Stop by 6.30 and reserved tickets for us. The bus started at 7 o clock. We reached thrissur at 10 o clock and had break fast. Then bus passed through palakkad. Palakkad is a nice place. I narated the “Road trip to Ponmudi” to my uncle. We reached palany by 3.30. We took a horse cart near to the bottom of the mountain and bathed. Then we began to climb up the 1008 steps where the Kovil was located. That was a good devotional trip to me.I has never experienced such satisfaction and peace. Meanwhile my mind was flooded with happiness and my face started to show that with my ear to ear smile. My uncle frequently asked me “why are you SMILING”. Sometimes he thought I was making fun of him. But I know my mind was filled with joy. And im high and my heartbeats going to the peak level. We were very near to the main kovil. We entered the Kovil. It was made of stones and I felt very cold. Finally, I found what I was searching for. I was wondering to myself, “is it true?” and i couldnt belive that moment. I was at my emotional peak. I was beyond satisfied at that moment. My legs were becoming numb and gradually moved upwards and finally my head became numb. I thought if I was to stay there any longer I would fall down and wouldnt wake up from there .Then I slowly moved outside without my mind. We will get an entire view of the city from the there. We bought “Panchamrudam” (Prasadam with that contain dates fruit and Sharkara) and started to climb down to the bottom of the hill and reached the bus stop and boarded the bus. We reached back AT ernakulam early in the morning by 1.30 . It was a such a good trip. The BEST TRIPS AND THE BEST MOMENTS ARE ALWAYS THE IMPULSIVE ONES.
I got an Email with following content. When i did read the content then I thought it will be good to share with friends.!!!
1. Not taking the interview seriously: Don’t make the mistake of thinking the interview is just a formality. Even if all the preliminaries have gone well, don’t be cavalier and start imagining how you’ll start spending your new salary. The biggest error you can make is to assume that, because you’ve gotten this far, the job is in the bag.
2. Dressing down: How you present yourself during your initial meeting with a potential employer is very important, and your physical appearance can speak volumes to someone who is meeting you for the first time. Even if you know that the firm allows employees to wear jeans, don’t sabotage yourself by showing up to the interview in casual clothing. Err on the side of conservative and show up in neat, professional clothing, preferably a business suit.
3. Not showing why you’re the best choice: Be familiar with the job description of the position you’re interviewing for so you can illustrate how your experience, abilities, and strengths are in line with the company’s needs. Many potential employers want to know why they should hire you specifically. Make it clear to them.
4. Being too modest: Failing to talk yourself up during an interview is one of the most self-defeating mistakes you can make. This is not the time for humility, so sing your praises! Don’t be afraid to talk up everything you’ve accomplished, whether in school or in previous companies. This is your time to shine.
5. Talking too much: Be careful not to talk over the interviewer. This meeting should be a two-way conversation, and many interviewees cover up their nervousness by blathering on. Sit calmly and listen carefully, answering questions thoughtfully.
6. Focusing on the funds: Don’t start talking about money too soon into the interview. Focusing on your salary requirements and previous salary history right off the bat may cause you to reveal too much. While the topic of salary will certainly come up, follow the interviewer’ s lead. He or she may be saving that topic for a later conversation.
7. Trash talking: Even if you hated your former boss or felt you were treated unfairly by your previous employer, a job interview is not the place to launch into a litany of complaints. Don’t go there. If you were laid off or fired from a previous position, be prepared with an explanation that puts a positive spin on the circumstances.
8. Failing to ask questions: Your résumé may be impressive on paper, but employers also appreciate a candidate who can ask several intelligent questions during an interview. Prepare at least 3 or 4 questions in advance to ask the interviewer. Interviews are an exchange of information, and not having questions to ask can reveal a lack of preparation.
9. Lack of enthusiasm: This is your first and sometimes only chance to showcase your personality. Don’t walk in announcing how you’re having a bad day. Be polite and upbeat. Show your enthusiasm for both the job and the opportunity to interview for it. And don’t forget to thank the person at the end of the interview!
10. Forgetting the follow-up: Make sure to send a handwritten thank-you note or polite email to the interviewer expressing gratitude for his or her time and consideration. And while you don’t want to start calling the company on a daily basis, a phone call checking in a week after the interview is perfectly acceptable
Trrring!!! my phone blares at midnight and startles me in my sleep. I wake up and grab the phone, peer through half open and groggy eyes to see Mithun my colleague calling. I pick up and say “Hello!”, he replies. “Hello Arun, had you retired for the night?” I reply, “Yes, in fact I had, but it’s ok Mithun, tell me”, he then says a sentence which made me feel like I was dreaming. “I am sorry if I woke you up, but we are going to Ponmudi tomorrow, whether you like it or not. Be ready by 7:00 am. Rohan and I will pick you up. And also, inform Kushal about this”. I was still in disbelief and all that came out was “Alright”. I sat in my bed for like 2 minuted to regain consciousness and digest what he had just told me. Then I dialed Kushal’s number and informed him too about the plan. That human being was in a half drunk state in La-La land. If I remember correctly, he said “Wow, Ponmudi? I will surely come. Should I come now?”. I chuckled and told him that it was for tomorrow. I warned him not to miss it. Meanwhile Mithun had informed Sreenath and so the plan was on.
Next morning, I got ready by 7:am and waited for a call so I could get out. I waited and waited. As usual, if it’s 7:00 am, we would only leave by 7:30 am. That is Indian Standard Time, IST . Kushal had actually delayed and thus the wait. We eventually managed to pick everyone up by 8:00 am which was fairly decent as each of us were in different parts of town. We were in Rohan’s Skoda Fabia, a beautiful car indeed. We stopped at around 9:00 am to pack our lunch. I wondered why we were packing our lunch so early? Rohan then revealed that we were on our way to leaving civilization behind and be in touch with nature alone and man was he right. Ponmudi estates were the most beautiful thing I had ever seen in my life. It was heavenly and soul soothing. We drove up the 22 hair pin curves up the hill to witness a beautiful sight of the mist covered mountains and feel the chilled breeze hit you like a whirlwind.
We saw the Merchiston Estate as well which preceded Rohan’s Ponmudi estate. We quickly clicked some pictures before the slight drizzle and dashed towards the car. We drove to his tea factory where he walked us through the whole working process of from when the tea leaves are brought in till they are packed. We then changed vehicles and got into the Mahindra Marshal. That car has stood the test of time. At 9 years old, it still rolled over the rocks and uneven road with unbelievable ease. We drove all the way down to the smoke house and the sheds. Then came the best part, the natural pool. We wasted no time and hopped into the heavily gushing, rock infested mini pools, with the purest form of natural water flowing through them. The chilled water tasted of purity and relaxing in it for a while sure was therapeutic.
This was followed by lunch, Parota, Beef fry and Kadala curry for myself and Sreenath as we were vegetarians. We had packed around 40 parotas and curry to feed the whole Ponmudi. Belive it or not, all 5 of us hogged and there were only 1 and a hlaf parotas left. We were so stuffed that we lay on top of the huge rocks and had a siesta which gave us the well required rest. It was a once in a lifetime feeling with the sound of nothing but the water gushing and the crickets in the trees. It was way past 4:00 pm by now. We got up, took our belongings and headed back to the jeep, thanked all the workers in the estate for the hospitality. Rohan dropped us all back to our homes and we bid good night to each other. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that our hearts felt full, of happiness, satisfaction and peace. It is indeed true when someone says that you should never plan a trip, the best trips are the ones that are impulsive.
Ventures Unlimited 1st Year Anniversary Bash @ Muthoot Plaza
We are proudly celebrated Ventures Unlimited’s 1st anniversary. It was a nice experience . We enjoyed with a lot of funs and musics.
i will upload the photos Soon
Independence Day Celebration @ Kadampanad- 2008 Aug 15
I tried to take maximum pics with ma k790i. click on the image to see my album
Independence day celebration Conducted by Kadampanad Grama panchayath.
The “Samskarika sammelenam” was inagurated by Smt Appinazhikath SanthaKumari Teacher.
The program was a grant success.
Bharath Matha Kee Jai