Should Govt legalize getting an HIV test done before marriage...??  

Posted by ChEthAn in

Marriage, they say its not just coming together of two individuals, there is much more to it. Some say marriage is a good recipe whose main ingredients are love, commitment, understanding, concern and togetherness.

Everyone would dream of gettin that unconditional love and support for better or worse from their spouse.Let’s consider the following instance,

Smriti and Akhil were a couple very much in love and had got into the wonderful bond of marriage with a lot of dreams about their life together just a few months back. Everyone were very happy thinking it was a jodi made in heaven and many blah blah things. But, fate had other plans for them. Soon after Akhil's health started detoriating. Tests revealed that he was HIV positive!!! Later Smriti too was diagnosed with the same. It was learnt that Akhil had been infected during a blood transfusion way before marriage but since he was in the incubation period he was asymptomatic!!! Both Smriti n Akhil's life was spoils for no mistake of theirs!!!

Now, doesn’t the thought of gettin an HIV test (ELISA) before getting into the most special commitment of our life come into our minds? Is it not necessary? They say successful marriage is not merely finding the right mate but through you being the right mate!!! So at least for the sake of that special person, for the sake of your successful relationship together cant the two of you get a HIV test done together? I don’t say only the guy should or only the girl should but both of them together!!!!!

Many might or rather would disagree saying that it is not at all practical!!! Many will be of the opinion that asking your partner before marriage to get a test done would make him/her feel that you do not trust him/her!!! While some others might say that they don’t need it as they trust their partners more than themselves!!! Well, it’s definitely not about trust. It will just be a conscious decision which u both would make for each other!! By you yourself being ready to undergo the test you would be respecting your partner, not hurting their ego and at the same time giving him/her the assurance that mutual trust is not coming into the picture!!!

Tell me how many of us would undergo blood tests routinely?? at least once in a year?? We wouldn't have even bothered about it unless something goes wrong!!!

Akhil never broke Smriti's trust. He was completely innocent. Had they spoken to each other before marriage and undergone the test akhil could have saved his love's life and at the same time he could have controlled his situation not allowing it to worsen!!!

Even now many would have a doubt of whether they should go ahead or not...its true that a girl asking her to be husband to get a test done can be very dangerous. It can make her life miserable if that guy takes that question the other way!!! Almost in 90 to 95% of cases this becomes very difficult!! (Strangely, though most of us very well educated!!!!)

It would be remarkable if the government legalizes getting an HIV test done before marriage!!! But why denounce the government and wait for it to make it legal?? If 90% disagree the remaining can agree to it and be an inspiration!! Those couples who are ready to get (or those who have got) the tests done before marriage can encourage other couples to get it done... Thus surely though slowly we can achieve the desired goal!!!!

I hope all of us will at least give it a thought!!! , Keep in mind; no one is having rights to spoil someone’s life knowingly or unknowingly…!!

Precaution is better than cure (But there is no concept of cure for this)..!

IGate interested in Satyam...!!  

Posted by ChEthAn in

Good news for Satyam investors and employees

According to latest news iGate Corp, has informed the Satyam that it would be interested in buying it. “We would be interested in buying Satyam, assuming we can figure out what their liabilities are,” Phaneesh Murthy said in a telephone interview.If its liabilities were more than $1.25 billion then iGate would be not interested in buying satyam. Currently iGate having about $65 million of cash.

Based on this news Satyam surges by 19% in today's trade.

Address proof card by Post office...  

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Many of us often come across address proof problem while taking loan/credit card/pan card and many more that’s because we are unable to provide current address proof, as we shift our houses more often that to bachelors’.

In order to solve this issue post office has come up with a solution. They are giving address proof along with our photo which is similar to Driving license, Voters ID etc which we normally produce as a proof.

To avail this facility one as to pay 250Rs as the charge (Rs.10 for application and Rs.240/- processing fee). For more info just go through the below link

Latest home loan rates/ bank deposit rates...  

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After several cuts in the policy rates, followed by stimulus package given by the union government finally banks and other housing finance companies are started reducing the interest rates on housing loans. Mean while fixed deposits in banks regained their lost glory by giving attractive interest on it.

Check out the latest interest rates banks are offering:

Latest home loan rates :

This news brings back the smile on the face of the property buyers/ investors even though this fall/rise is not as significant as cuts in policy rates

Chill ;)

"Covariant return" in Java : Changing return type of a overridden methods...  

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Java 1.5 come up with a feature of changing the return type of an overridden method in a subclass this is known as covariant return.

Here I had given an example, how we can override the method of super class with a covariant return in sub class.

package org.sample;

public class SuperClass {

public SuperClass sampleMethod (int count){
System.out.println("I am in Super class");
return new SuperClass();
package org.sample;

public class SubClass extends SuperClass {
public SuperClass sampleMethod (int count) {
System.out.println("I am in Sub class");
return new SuperClass();
* @param args
public static void main(String[] args) {
SuperClass sc = new SubClass();
sc.sampleMethod (5);

When we run "SubClass" class, we will get output as
I am in Sub class

This shows that we can change the return type of the overriding method only if the new return type is a subtype of the declared return type. And another thing we have to keep in mind is, this Covariant return type is possible only in java 1.5 and in advance version.

World Bank debars 5 Indian firms including Satyam, wipro and 3 more…  

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We all know that Satyam’s debarment by World Bank became old news, after this incident today World Bank revealed that action has been taken against a total of five firms in India.

These are the Indian companies barred by World Bank
IT firms:-

  • Satyam
  • Wipro technologies
  • Megasoft

Non-IT firms:-

  • Gap International
  • Nestor Pharmaceuticals

Satyam got a new board...  

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A Three member board was named by sebi on Sunday to bring back financial order to the fraud hit Satyam and to restore confidence of employees, investors and clients.

The new board comprises former National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) chief Kiran Karnik , HDFC chairman Deepak Parikh and former Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) member C. Achuthan.

On this news, today Satyam Stock price rose by 54% and now trading firmely at 36.65.

Satyam :- No more in nifty...  

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National Stock Exchange will remove Satyam from its Nifty 50-share index from 12th of Jan. On the news of Ramalinga Raju’s resignation and disclosure of profits falsely for years, Satyam stock price was crashed nearly 80%. From Jan 12th Anil Ambani group's co Reliance Capital will replace Satyam in the nifty. It will also be excluded from the CNX 100 index, CNX 500 index and the CNX IT index.

PunjLloyd: A good pick in engineering sector...  

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PunjLloyd is one of the good pick in engineering sector. Today they have got an order worth Rs264 crore from the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for building a greenfield airport at Pakyong in Sikkim. It’s a 2 year contract.

Even last month one of its subsidiary company bagged an order for Jurong Strategic Study project at Jurong Lubes Terminal, Singapore for a value of S $ 44,700,000 . On Dec 23rd Punj Lloyd had informed that, they had secured a contract from Municipal Corporation of Delhi for a value of Rs 303.95 for development of parking facility near Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games -2010.

So one can go for buying this stock as it is a fundamentally very strong company and also they keep getting good orders.

Stock Market (NSE/BSE) Holiday List for 2009...  

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Stock Market (NSE/BSE) Holiday List for 2009

Moharram----------------- January 8th 2009
Republic Day-------------- January 26th 2009
Mahashivratri------------- February 23rd 2009
Id-E-Milad---------------- March 10th 2009
Holi ----------------------- March 11th 2009
Sri Ram Navmi------------ April 3rd 2009
Mahavir Jayanti----------- April 7th 2009
Good Friday--------------- April 10th 2009
Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti----- April 14th 2009
Maharashtra Day---------- May 1st 2009
Ramzan Id----------------- September 21st 2009
Dasera--------------------- September 28th 2009
Gandhi Jayanti-------------October 2nd 2009
Diwali ( Bhaubeez)--------- October 19th 2009
Gurunanak Jayanti-------- November 2nd 2009
Christmas----------------- December 25th 2009
Moharram---------------- December 28th 2009

Gals BEWARE!! libidinous men in the city!!!...  

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There is a saying in Sanskrit "Where women are respected there resides God". Has it lost its meaning today? Are women truly respected now?? Unfortunately these days, answer has turned out to be a big NO!!!!!
It’s sad to say that it has become difficult for women to walk on roads being carefree!!! :(

I would like to share an incident which recently happened with one of my friend..!! It so happened that after a small party, my friend was walking towards her home alone at around 6.30 pm in quite a deserted road; when a guy had tried to molest her!! It came as such a big shock to her that she had frozen for a moment. Soon after she had gathered all her guts and yelled at him and had pushed him hard. Instantly, a cloud of fear had surrounded her making her go weak. Luckily someone came by and that guy ran. This appalling incident took her two days to be back to normal!!

If this was the case with her what would be the condition of a girl who will be raped??!! How much traumatized will she be?? How long would it take for her to come out of it?? A day?? A month? A year? Or a lifetime?? No one can probably even imagine what she would have gone through!! Will the society let her lead a normal life even she is willing to move on??
Where is the solution for all this?? I would say first of all each and every one of us needs to change ourselves. We need to place ourselves in the position of a person who is facing/has faced trouble, think and then react. None of us do that!!! A major problem amongst most of us is that we always tend to rely upon our own experiences rather than picking up a point from others' experience!! Sadly this is not all!! Most of us have a still BIGGER problem-Never learning from our mistakes of the past!! .

It’s very strange that though we know about it we never bother to even try doing anything about it!! So, what can be done?? Wake up from your sleep and start being more careful!! I feel probably women can only be more careful each time they are alone on the roads whether during daytime or during nights.

  • Try to be in a group as far as possible.
  • Try reaching home as early as possible.
  • Try learning some defending skills if you can. One such skill is hitting the shin hard with your leg of course i.e., around the middle of knee and ankle from the front. This place doesn’t have any muscles and has only bone. So however strong the person is, it will definitely take some time at least for him to recover.[since most girls wear heels, the punch given will be still more harder ;)] Soon after hitting his shin, stamp his same foot hard and simply RUN towards safety!! :) These kinds of skills are many a times put in newspapers or shown in TV programs.
  • It’s always better not to walk alone in unknown areas especially during nights.
  • Knowing your surroundings might be of great help if you want to seek help or to run to a safe place.
  • Keep some things which can help you in your defense (even a small knife would do). It may sound stupid, but trust me, it will be of help to you in someway or the other sometime or the other.

In spite of taking all precautions it’s true that incidents still happen!! During those times try to be as gutsy as possible. Try something like what I had told before IF POSSIBLE!! If you feel that you don’t have anything left in you to fight then there is no better way than running shouting for help. Ya, it’s true that it is always very easy to do the talking business but very tough to act at that moment! But, if you are always alert and prepared for any such incident, may be you can place yourself in a better position to defend than being completely helpless. At the same time, I feel it’s also the duty of guys to behave in a responsible way. Just try thinking of placing your own sister or some close loved ones in that position. You cannot even tolerate that thought. So I would say be wise n be responsible. :)

I would also like to thank Divya (my friend), who had given a wonderful suggestions and helped me out in writing this.

I hope that such incidents never happen with any gal!!!

Inflation declines to 6.38%...  

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Inflation came down by 0.23% from 6.61% in the last week to 6.38%. Declining in food and fuel prices pushed the inflation down in succession. I think this fall in inflation will force RBI to go for further cuts in key policy rates to strengthen the economy. This will be good news for market to go up for short period of time.