A Father Means..

A Father means so many things…
An understanding heart,
A source of strength and support
right from the very start.

A constant readiness to help
In a kind and thoughtful way.
With encouragement and forgiveness,

No matter what comes your way.
A special generosity and always affection, too.
A father means so many things
when he’s a man like you….


जन्मदिन पर माँ को मेरा तोफा … :”(


माँ की ममता कितनी भोली कितनी प्यारी

दुनिया में है सबसे न्यारी

सबसे भोली सबसे यारी

माँ की ममता कितनी प्यारी

मुजको देती है जी भर प्यार और दुलार

भोली भली सूरत में है ममता की मूरत

जीवन जिसने दिया हमे करनी चाहिए परवाह हमे

माँ की ममता कितनी भोली कितनी प्यारी

दुनिया में है सबसे न्यारी

मन को टटोलती है उसको आंखे रहो कही तुम आगे या पिच्चे

माँ में है मन, और मन में है बसी तू माँ

दुआ करू कई  लग जाये मेरी भी तुझे उम्र माँ

माँ की माया और उनके आँचल की साया

बनकर रहे सभी पर छाया

करूँगा यही दुव मैं उम्र भर…

माँ मैं कैसे करू ये व्यक्त की …..

जीवन है मेरा तेरे बिना व्यर्थ

माँ की ममता कितनी भोली कितनी प्यारी

दुनिया में है सबसे न्यारी

तेरे हर बैटन में है मीठी आश

तेरे बिना मैं हो जाता हू निराश

माँ की ममता कितनी भोली कितनी प्यारी

दुनिया में है सबसे ब्यारी

माँ ‘रवि” को है तेरी याद

यही है माँ मेरी तुझसे फ़रियाद

माँ तू हो सबके दिल के पास

माँ तुम हो सभी दिलो को आश

माँ की ममता कितनी भोली कितनी प्यारी

दुनिया में है सबसे न्यारी

माँ है सब ‘रवि’ की आश

How to Create a Private Channel in IRC

  1. Create your separate channel by typing /join #channel, where channel is the name of your new channel.
  2. Register it with /cs register #channel <password> (optional) .
  3. Inside the new channel, assign a topic to it by typing /topic #quantum This channel is about recent change patrol where This channel is about recent changes patrol is the the topic of the new channel.
  4. Invite others to join. In the larger, public channel, type /Invite john #channel, where john is the user name and #channel is your channel.’ If you want your channel to be invitation only, type /mode #channel +i where #channel is the name of your channel.
  5. Set your new channel to private or secret by typing /mode #mynewchannel +s for secret and /mode #mynewchannel +p for private. If you don’t mind your new channel being public, don’t do anything. All new channels are automatically public.


  • Alternatively, you can set a password for your channel by using /mode #channel +k somepassword. People can then join the channel with /join #channel password.
  • You can also make the channel invite only by setting it to +i. Then use the flags command to flag users +i so they can use ChanServ to invite themselves (/msg ChanServ invite #channelname).
  • By creating a new private channel, you automatically become the operator (op) of that channel. You can pass along ops to another user by typing /op jack, where jack is the other user.
  • Creating a topic for your channel can help with discussion and also show anyone using the /list command what your channel is about. They won’t be able to see your channel in the list if you set it to private.
  • Kick or ban anyone within your channel as you feel is necessary. Do this by using the /kick or /ban commands. Only operators may perform this function.

Determine what your computer can run. If you use Ubuntu, you could use clients such as KSirc , Konversation, or Pidgin, as described above. In Windows, you might use Ice Chat’, mIRC, Vortec, X-Chat or OIrc. Mac OS X has two main clients, X-Chat Aqua and Colloquy. You can also use Irssi through SSH or locally if you prefer a text-only client.

Because You’re Special….. ♥


Because of you
my world is now whole,
Because of you
love lives in my soul.
Because of you
I have laughter in my eyes,
Because of you
I am no longer afraid of good-byes.
You are my pillar
my stone of strength,
With me through all seasons
and great times of length.
My love for you is pure
boundless through space and time,
it grows stronger everyday
with the knowledge that you’ll always be mine.
At the altar
I will joyously say ‘I do’,
for I have it all now
and it’s all because of you……..♥Donna Con Cappello

Happy Birthday YouTube! Congratulations on 6 years of helping people around the world broadcast themselves.


YouTube in the Classroom!

Now that a growing majority of Internet users have broadband, YouTube and other video clip sites (Google Video, Revver, etc.) have become very popular – especially with young adults. These sites also provide English learners and classes with a new tool to improve listening skills. The real advantage to these sites – at least from a language learning point of view – is that they offer authentic examples of everyday English used by everyday people. Of course, this is the challenge as well. Students may enjoy watching these clips, but poor sound quality, pronunciation and slang can make these short videos even more difficult to understand. On the other hand, students are attracted to the “real life” nature of these videos. By creating context for these short videos you can help your students explore a world of online English learning possibilities.

Aim: Improve listening skills

Activity: Sharing YouTube videos

Level: Intermediate to advanced


  • At the end of one of your classes, decide on a particular topic that your class would enjoy. You can do this as a poll, take suggestions or choose a topic on your own that fits in well with your curriculum.
  • Before the next lesson begins, go to YouTube and search for short videos on the topic your class has chosen. Once you have found appropriate videos, save the urls in your browser. If you do not have an Internet connection in class, go to Keepvid. This site allows you to download the video to your computer which you can later use in class.
  • Watch the video a few times and create a difficult vocabulary guide. Write a short introduction to the videos you will watch. The more context you provide the better your students will understand the videos they are about to watch. Include both the short introduction and difficult vocabulary list on a class handout. Make sure to include the url (web page address) of the YouTube video.
  • Create a short quiz based on the videos.
  • Hand out the introduction sheets and go through the introduction and difficult vocabulary list to make sure everyone understands.
  • Watch the videos together as a class. If you have a computer lab this will work better as students can pair up and watch videos repeatedly. Students can then work on the quiz sheet in small groups or in pairs.
  • Most likely, your videos will be amusing and students will want to watch many more. This is to be encouraged! If possible, give students 20 minutes or so at the computers to explore YouTube.
  • For homework: In groups of four to five students, students should find a short video of their own to present to the class. Ask them to provide a short introduction, difficult vocabulary list and follow-up quiz modeled on the worksheet you have created for your class. Remind students to include the url (web page address) of the YouTube video.
  • Have students exchange worksheets with another group and complete the exercise. Students can then compare notes on the videos they have watched.

I’m tweeting in the classroom… and so is my teacher


Technology knowledge and pedagogic skills add up to more productive classes. A surprising story shows how even old suspects can now become heroes. Did anyone say let’s get social?

This story can cause gasps in those who teach. So, if that’s your case, read it carefully… An English teacher, in Iowa (USA), uses Twitter as a weapon to improve group discussions in class. She is an example of a tendency among educators, that advocates the pedagogic advantages of social media like Twitter.

They  are still  a minority, but their ideas have strong arguments, as an article in The New York Times, about the Iowa teacher, recently told. “Last Friday, as some of her 11th graders read aloud from a poem called ‘To the Lady’, which ponders why bystanders do not intervene to stop injustice, others kept up a running commentary on their laptops.”

Is it strange that the students keep focused and even more interested with this process? Not for this teacher. “Instead of being a distraction — an electronic version of note-passing — the chatter echoed and fed into the main discourse, said Mrs. Olson, who monitored the stream and tried to absorb it into the lesson. She and others say social media, once kept outside the school door, can entice students who rarely raise a hand to express themselves via a medium they find as natural as breathing.”

Another English teacher listened in the story – Nicholas Provenzano, from a High School outside Detroit (USA) – agrees. “In a class of 30, only about 12 usually carried the conversation, but that eight more might pipe up on a backchannel. ‘Another eight kids entering a discussion is huge’, he noted.”

The large number of skeptics on this subject fear that “backchannels in classrooms will distract students and teachers, and lead to off-topic, inappropriate or even bullying remarks”. These risks, however, also exist in regular discussions in the classroom. Either way, social media can be an option for teachers to expand their possibilities, but only if they control the used tools.

How to better use social media new technologies in class is a fascinating subject, but one thing subsists ahead of any list of pros and cons: without digital inclusion for all, the discussion will only be for a small part of students and educators.

Petrol Uff!!!


भारत में पेट्रोल के दामों में आग लगी हुई और पड़ोसी पाकिस्तान में जानते हैं इसकी कीमत कितनी है ? महज 17 रुपये प्रति लीटर। पड़ोसी के घर में पेट्रोल इतना सस्ता ? … और आग लग गई न बदन में।

इंटरनेट और मोबाइल पर ऐसे संदेशों की भरमार है , जिसमें दोनों देशों की पेट्रोल कीमतों की तुलना कर तेल कीमतों में बढ़ोतरी का विरोध किया जा रहा है।

मोबाइल पर आए जरा इस SMS को पढ़िए- ‘ दोस्तो , आइए पेट्रोल के दामों में बढ़ोतरी के खिलाफ आवाज उठाएं। पाकिस्तान में पेट्रोल के दाम 17 रुपये लीटर , मलयेशिया में 18 रुपये और भारत में 66 रुपये लीटर हैं। 19 मई को पेट्रोल न भरवाकर विरोध जताएं। इन तेल कंपनियों को 4.6 बिलियन का नुकसान होगा। आइए एकजुट हो जाएं और इस मेसेज को आगे बढ़ाएं। ‘

लेकिन आपको बता दें कि हकीकत कुछ दूसरी ही है। इन संदेशों को पढ़कर पाकिस्तान से जलने-भुनने की जरूरत नहीं है। ये आंकड़े पूरी तरह फर्जी हैं। हर बार जब पेट्रोल की कीमतें बढ़ती हैं , तो ऐसे झूठे SMS सर्कुलेट किए जाने लगते हैं।

पाकिस्तान के लोग पेट्रोल की कीमतों से हम से भी ज्यादा दुखी हैं। वहां पेट्रोल 17 रुपये नहीं 80.19 रुपये लीटर बिक रहा है। मार्च में ही वहां तेल कीमतों में 9.9 पर्सेंट की बढ़ोतरी हुई है। पाकिस्तान में हाई स्पीड डीजल 86 रुपये , लाइट डीजल 73 रुपये , किरासन 74.37 रुपये लीटर है। ( पेट्रोल की कीमत पर पाकिस्तानी बेवसाइट की खबर पढ़ें )

पाकिस्तान में सीएनजी की कीमत 58 रुपये प्रति किलो है , जबकि भारत में यह लगभग आधी कीमत 29.30 पैसे पर उपलब्ध है।

उधर , मलयेशिया में हालांकि पेट्रोल के दाम भारत से कम हैं , लोकिन 18 रुपये से ज्यादा हैं। वहां दो तरह के पेट्रोल उपलब्ध हैं। RON95 और RON97 । RON95 जहां 28 रुपये प्रति लीटर है, वहीं RON97 की कीमत 43 रुपये प्रति लीटर।