Monday, 15 December 2008


The Power Sector all over the world is crippled with insufficient generation, pitiable transmission and distribution network, mis use and theft. New consumers are supplemented to the net work day by day making the system further frail. The generation remains almost constant and its gap between demand is diverging. The revenue scenario is also in a disorganized condition since the entire process in controlled by the regulatory regime
The fiction 'OVERLOAD' written by Sir Arther Hailey, way back, is a true reflection of the pathetic situation of power sector all over the world. The novel begins with the challenging role of the Public Relations Manager of the utility, ‘Golden State & Power’. It clearly describes the role of managers at load dispatch centre, who usually act as trapezium managers, during peak hours in under developed countries; even after imposing various system restrictions like blackout and brownouts, to avoid total shutdown. Though written years back, its significance is still immense. The book is written in simple language, but knowledge of technical terms of power sector would be an added advantage to digest the ingredients ,appearing through out the book.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Simple steps, big savings

Here are tips to help us in these times of shooting power costs.
SIMPLE SOLUTION: One simple way of saving electricity will be to remember to turn the switches off.
With power cut and a thermal surcharge in place, electricity consumers are scurrying for tips to save power and optimise energy use.
From energy audits to sparing the use of the electric iron, consumers leave nothing unattended to save electricity because family budgets and corporate budgets threaten to go haywire in the middle of the financial year.
The most important question now being asked is, Can we enjoy a better lifestyle with much-reduced consumption of electricity? G. Sreenivasan, Public Relations Officer, Kerala State Electricity Board asked this in his blog on World Energy Day (http://meet-tamperfinder. december14- world-energy-day.html).
If sufficient attention is given to the design of the house, use of artificial lighting can be controlled. Windows and ventilators should be placed in such a way to maximise the use of natural light. If the placing of the windows and other openings are right, no artificial lighting will be needed during the daytime.
In the same way, use of the right paints can enhance the light effect. Lampshades should be cleaned regularly.
Lighting equipment, fans and refrigerators are the key items used in a middle-class family which account for the bulk of the power consumption.
The ordinary incandescent bulb is the major culprit in electricity wastage. Only five per cent of the power drawn by an electric bulb is converted into light.
The fluorescent lamp is a better source of light and gives 50 times more light than an ordinary bulb of the same wattage can. Using electronic chokes increases its efficiency.
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) are more energy efficient than fluorescent lamps, but they should be avoided in study rooms and laboratories where the strain on the eyes have to be taken into consideration. In a broad and spacious dining room, one or two CFLs of 12 watts each will be sufficient. The CFLs are recommended for the kitchen where light has to be on for five to six hours, portico, TV room, prayer room and so on. In short, a CFL gives the same light as that of an ordinary bulb with only 15 per cent of the latter’s energy consumption.
Use task-lighting rather than whole room lighting when a small amount of light is required. The best way to control power consumption is to switch off the lights when no one is in the room. It is estimated that 10 per cent of the average home expenditure on power can be controlled by switching off lights that are not needed.
The myth of the ‘zero-watt’ bulb has to be busted. If a so-called zero-watt bulb is on for 24 hours a day, as in most cases it is, it consumes seven to 10 units of power a month.
Using electronic regulators can help reduce power consumption in running fans. Old fans may need attention.
Cold facts
Refrigerators are the biggest consumers of power in an ordinary home. An ordinary single-door 165-litre refrigerator requires between 30 and 35 units of power a month and a 10-year-old refrigerator will consume one-and-a-half times more power than that.
Use of the refrigerator has to be regulated. Open them only when needed. Keep the doors closed properly. Repair them regularly and replace old refrigerators. When moving out of station for more than a day or two, keep the refrigerator off.
One straight way is to ensure buying an energy-efficient refrigerator as about 40 per cent of the power consumption in a middle-class family is attributed to the refrigerator.
Use of electric irons as and when one requires leads to electricity wastage. Ironing all the clothes at a time can save a lot of power. Turn off the plug switches of television sets and DVD players instead of using only the remote to put off the equipment. Unplug appliances that are not in use.
Using the washing machine in a planned manner can save power. For example, load the machines so as to use its optimum capacity. The instructions on maintaining the water level should be followed to optimise power consumption.
The computer monitors can be switched off when listening to music on the computer so that power can be saved.
Old wirings and leakages are other culprits that cause loss of electricity. These have to be attended to on a regular basis.
(Courtesy “The Hindu”)

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Attendance ചെക്കിംഗ്

Animal's class room
Teacher is verifying the attendance..............

Anwser yr names.....

Lion...........grrrrrrrrrrrr present sir
Elephant................present sir..
Cat...................memememem present sir
Dog ..................bowbowbow...present sir
Tiger..................grgrgrgrgr....present sir
monkey......monkey....where is monkey?

Stop reading the blog and answer.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

God's Own Utility

God’s own utility.

August 13
It was 11.30pm.
Philips TV in On.
It is pitch dark outside.
Tamperfinder is penning few words, referring books here and there.
The nation is going to celebrate its 62nd independence day within two days, but Tamperfinder has lost all freedom and moving restlessly.
He cursed all, even the adored scientists who invented electricity.
He is burning midnight oil to present a case, of power theft, detected few years back.
He is referring few technical and law books.
Nothing emerged to his mind……. Nothing is remaining there…………..
He earnestly hoped that, had he been provided with some more brain, he could have remembered all these figures and presented effectively before any forum.

That’s why he decided to buy some more brain to store additional data for next day’s case.
He soon moved to the city market where everything except the original mother is available for sale.
Found few street vendors trading brains of various types.
“How much does it cost for engineer’s brain?” The brainless tamperfinder asked.
“It’s Rs100/gram”.,the shopkeeper replied without raising his head, as he knew, now a days no body turn up for purchasing this item as it’s available plenty in God’s own country.
“Ok, How much you charge for a lawyer’s brain?” for that only tamperfinder made this journey.
“It’s is Rs 1000/gram”.
“Why it’s so much? Any reduction?”
“Do you know how many lawyers we had to kill to get a gram of brain?”

August 14
Tamperfinder reached the lawyer’s office sufficiently early to discuss the case.
“No parking near roadside” go……… goggo……… go……A police constable shouted against tamper finder’s driver, muttering something else, that might have escaped from the hands of Sir Herman Gundert,while he compiled the Dictionary.
The office remained closed till 10.30AM. And finally the lawyer arrived.
A beautiful, stylish elegant lady of mid thirties.
He forgot all the hardship for waiting. (Hardship never goes uncredited !!!)
She preferred to discuss another case first, of a woman client, who came from a village far away.
Ok…Ladies first?
Tamperfinder waited patiently beside them, hearing their discussion.
Her client is preparing for her 4th marriage, as understood from their discussion.
“What happened to your previous husbands? “Asked the lawyer lady.
“Madam, my first husband ate poisonous cutlet and died.
Oh… How tragic !! the lady lawyer felt very sad.
There are times when one cannot suppress feelings and emotions, especially the women.
“What happened to your second husband?” the innocent lady continued the enquiry.
“He ate poisonous cutlet, too and died”
“Oh… how terrible and tragic”……..”I’m almost afraid to ask you about your 3rd husband………..”
“He died of a broken neck” she said innocently.
“Broken neck…?”
“Yes, he wouldn’t ate the cutlet”

“GLEGLEGLE……” The tongue tied tamperfinder mumbled, not because cutlet is his favorite dish, but the further enquiry of the lawyer to ascertain what actually happened.
Street vendors and village woman always speak truth.


Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Why women R so special.......?

Subject: Why Women R so Special..... ......... .

Why Women R so Special..... ......... .

Mum and Dad were watching TV when Mum said, "I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed."

She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for rewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and
secured a loose button.
She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry. She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the
teacher, counted out some cash for the excursion and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped
the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near
her bag Mum then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her Night
Solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed
her nails.

Dad called out, "I thought you were going to bed."
"I'm on my way," she said. She put some water into the dog's dish and put
the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light
was on. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps
and radios, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework.

In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.

About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. "I'm going to bed." And he did...without another thought.

Anything extraordinary here? Wonder why women live longer...?

'CAUSE WE ARE MADE FOR THE LONG HAUL...... (and we can't die
sooner, we still have things to do!!!!)

Send this to five phenomenal women today...they' ll love you for it! Then: GO TO BED!

Forward this to as many men as you can so that they know why women are so
special :)

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Why men are so special?

Why men are so special?

The city Trivandrum is growing fastly.A number of new shops and malls are now opened.Recenctly a multi-storeyed shopping complex is opened in MG Road.
This is a special shop.
It sells husbands!!!
When women go to choose a husband at this store, they have to follow few instructions
“You may visit the store only once. There are 6 floors and the value of products increases as u ascent the flights .You may chose any item from a particular store or may go up to next floor ,but cannot go back to down floor except to exit the building.”
Needless to say there is no sales return like onam shopping
So a woman goes to the husband store to find a suitable husband.

On the first floor, the display reads like this ” Floor 1- These men have jobs.’
The second floor sign reads ” These men have jobs and love kids”

The third floor sign board says ” These men have jobs, love kids, and extremely good in cooking’’

She thought of selecting one, but feels compelled to keep going.
So she reached the 4th floor. She can see all city silhouettes there.

The sign board reads “These men have jobs, love kids good cooking and strong romantic line”
What more one needs? She said to herself. But still went up.
Now she could see the top of Power house, Big bazaar etc.
Still not satisfied.
Gone up to the next floor.

Nobody there. There is no man, except a board.
“You are the 156,25,467th visitor this month. The floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please!!!!!
Another board is put up there “Thank u for visiting the mall”

There was huge cry over this shop for alleging gender bias charges.
So the management started a’ wives’ store just across the road.

This is also a multi-storeyed buiding.having 6 floors.

1st floor the sign board reads ” The wives who are beautiful”

The second floor reads “The wives who speak little’’

3rs floor sign board says ” The wives who speak little, beautiful and have money’’
The 4th to 6th floors have never been visited so far!!!!

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