Friday, May 25, 2012

Top 10–Fastest Technology Growth Companies In The World 2012

#1. LinkedIn


LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site & mainly used for professional networking.

#2. Apple


Apple an American multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers.

#3. Qlik Technologies

Qlik Technologies

QlikTech is a business intelligence (BI) software company based in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

#4. Athenahealth


athenahealth, Inc. is a publicly traded American company that provides physician practices with online practice management and electronic medical record software, combined with medical billing and other healthcare business services.

#5. Equinix

Equinix, Inc

Equinix, Inc. is an American public corporation that provides carrier-neutral data centers and internet exchanges.

#6. Ebix


European forum for energy Business Information eXchange, is a non-profit European organisation with the objectives to advance, develop and standardise the use of electronic information exchange in the European energy industry.

#7. Aruba Networks

Aruba Networks

Aruba Networks, Inc. is a networking vendor selling enterprise wireless LAN and edge access networking equipment.

#8. Riverbed Technology


Riverbed Technology is a technology company that specializes in improving the performance of networks and networked applications.

#9. Cognizant Technology Solutions

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. is an American multinational provider of custom information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services.

#10. Shutterfly

Shutterfly logo

Shutterfly  is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service. Shutterfly's flagship product is its photo book line.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Petrol Prices Hike By Rs.7.50 Per Liter Effective From 24th May 2012

Oil companies and government has take a decision a week sooner than we expected. The price of Petrol have been hiked across India by Rs 6.28 per litre, effective midnight. Including sales tax, the hike adds up to Rs 7.50/litre.

The price of petrol hike across 4 metros as follows –


Petrol Price Hike in Delhi is Rs. 73.14 per Litre

Petrol Price Hike in Mumbai is Rs. 78.16 per Litre

Petrol Price Hike in Kolkata is Rs.  77.53 per Litre

Petrol Price Hike in Chennai is Rs. 77.05  per Litre

Petrol Price Hike in Bengaluru is Rs. 81.01 per Litre

This huge price increase which is over 10% hike in the price has come in the wake of weakening Indian Rupee against US dollar and price change in the International crude oil prices since the last change in December 2011.

PK Goyal, Director - Finance, IOC says IOC is losing Rs 13.64 on per litre of diesel. From April 1 to May 31 Indian Oil has already lost Rs 10,680 crore under recovery on this and industry has already incurred a under recovery of Rs 20, 260 crore on diesel itself,"

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Top 10 World's Richest Politicians Net Worth 2012

1.Michael Bloomberg – Net Worth: $22 Billion (USD)

Mayor, New York City (2002-Present)

Michael Bloomberg

2.Mikhail Prokhorov - Net Worth: $13.2 Billion (USD)

Leadership, Right Cause Party Congress (2011); Candidate for President of Russia (2012)

Mikhail Prokhorov

3.Bidzina Ivanishvili - Net Worth: $6.4 Billion (USD)

Candidate for Prime Minister of Georgia (Fall 2012)

Bidzina Ivanishvili

4.Silvio Berlusconi - Net Worth: $5.9 Billion (USD)

Prime Minister, Italy (2008-2011)

Silvio Berlusconi

5.Henry Ross Perot Sr. - Net Worth: $3.5 Billion (USD)

presidential candidate (1992, 1996)

Henry Ross Perot Sr.

6.Andrei Guriev - Net Worth: $3.5 Billion (USD)

Senator to Federation Council, Russia (2001-Present)

Andrei Guriev

7.Naguib Sawiris - Net Worth: $3.1 Billion (USD)

Founder, Free Egyptians Party (2011)

Naguib Sawiris

8.Najib Mikati - Net Worth: $3 Billion (USD)

Prime Minister, Lebanon (2011-Present)

Najib Mikati

9.Sebastian Pinera - Net Worth: $2.4 Billion (USD)

President of Chile (2010-present)

Sebastian Pinera

10.Jeff Greene - Net Worth: $2.1 Billion (USD)

Senate candidate in 2010 Democratic Primary, Florida

Jeff Greene

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Top 10 Richest Women Singer Net Worth 2012

1.Madonna – Net Worth $650 Million (USD)

Age: 53


Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur. Madonna sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world's top-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records.

2.Mariah Carey – Net Worth $502 Million (USD)

Age: 42

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey  is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.Mariah Carey career spanning over two decades, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

3.Barbra Streisand – Net Worth $340 Million (USD)

Age: 70

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, writer, film producer and director. She has won 2 Academy Awards,8 Grammy Awards,5 Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy,a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

4.Celine Dion – Net Worth $400 Million (USD)

Age: 44

Celine Dion

Celine Dion is a Canadian singer.Celine Dion is the best-selling Canadian artist of all time, is the second best-selling female artist in the US and is the only female artist to have two singles sell more than a million copies in the UK.

5.Britney Spears – Net Worth $200 Million (USD)

Age: 30

Britney Spears

Britney Spears is an American recording artist and entertainer.Britney Spears began performing as a child, landing acting roles in stage productions and television shows.Spears has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.she is the eighth top-selling female artist in the United States, with 33 million certified albums.

6.Cher – Net Worth $200 Million (USD)

Age: 65


Cher is an American recording artist, television personality, actress, director, record producer and philanthropist. Referred to as the Goddess of Pop,she has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, 3 Golden Globes and a Cannes Film Festival Award among others for her work in film, music and television.

7.Ayumi Hamasaki – Net Worth $400 Million (USD)

Age: 33

Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki is a Japanese singer-songwriter, record producer, model, lyricist, and actress.Hamasaki has been dubbed the "Empress of Pop".Hamasaki has sold over 50 million records in Japan, making her the best selling solo singer in Japanese history as well as one of the country's most successful songwriters, ranking her among the best-selling singers in the country.

8.Beyonce – Net Worth $300 Million (USD)

Age: 30


Beyonce is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.She has sold 75 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time and ranked third on their "100 Greatest Women in Music" list in 2012.The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), also recognized Knowles as the Top Certified Artist of the 2000s.

9.Janet Jackson – Net Worth $150 Million (USD)

Age: 45

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is an American singer, songwriter and actress.Janet Jackson has sold over 100 million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists her as the eleventh best-selling female artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums.

10.Tina Turner – Net Worth $200 Million (USD)

Age: 72

Tina turner

Tina Turner is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned more than 50 years.One of the world's most popular entertainers & her combined album and single sales total approximately 180 million copies worldwide.

High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) Mandatory In Delhi From May 2012

High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) or you can say new and smart number plates are now mandatory for all new cars registered in Delhi from 1st May 2012 onwards and for all existing cars in Delhi after 15th June 2012. If you own a car already registered in Delhi, do not panic as there will be sufficient time period allotted for the existing cars to upgrade to the new HSRPs.


These number plates are special because they are made up of special material with special markings and laser hologram. Talking a bit more about the HSRP, these are make from 1 mm thick aluminium plate with a retro-reflective sheet. This aluminium plate will also have a chromium based hologram and a unique laser code for each of these plates and a minimum of 7 digits.

1. The Government of India amended the Central Motor Vehicles Rules in 2001 making it mandatory to fix High Security Registration Number Plates in the front and rear side of all Motor Vehicles. This was done mainly to discourage criminals to change/alter the number plates of the vehicles that are used for committing crimes. A HSRP cannot be removed and re-used. It has a unique snap lock which ensures that the number plate is destroyed automatically, when it is tampered with or forcibly removed.

2. These Number Plates can be fitted only in Government approved Workshops. As a safety measure, they have reflective sheeting and are visible over a relatively long distance.(the units can only be bought and fitted at the respective RTO offices and won’t be available at the dealerships at all)


3. The Indian Government decided to implement the project. The modalities are being worked out. The existing vehicles have been given two years' time to fix HSRPs.

The price of a High Security Registration Plate in India

  • Rs. 69 for a two wheeler,
  • Rs. 214 for a 4 wheelers
  • Rs. 86 for a 3 wheeler vehicle
  • Rs 220 for heavy vehicles

These plates will bring uniformity to the system of number plates and will make it easy to track a car using the number plates. The provision for using high security number plates is under consideration for over 2 decades but the implementation has been delayed for long time. Recent intervention by the Supreme Court of India has brought some pressure on state governments to implement this plan.

The program to upgrade to HSRPs has started with selected states like New Delhi, Kerala, Manipur etc. where this upgrade excursive has started. Gradually this system will be rolled out across all Indian states to reduce the crimes involving motor vehicles.

These number plates have a special laser coded sticker which can be decoded using special laser cameras which will be imported to India in future which will enable to identify vehicles accurately from a distance using their high security number plates. These cameras will be then gradually installed at important roads and can be used as hand-held units to accurately identify speeding vehicles etc. Hopefully within a few years, all vehicles across India will be upgraded to High Security Number Plates to make Indian roads safer in the long run.

Mother’s Day 2012 | Why We Celebrate Mothers Day

Google doodles On Mother’s Day 2012

Mother’s Day 2012 google doodle

The Mother’s Day is celebrated on various dates and days in many parts of the world, yet most commonly in month of March, April or May as a day to honor mothers and motherhood. This day is also known as Mothering Sunday, that’s because it will celebrated on Sunday only. Mothering Sunday is a time when children pay respect to their Mothers. Children often give their Mothers a gift and a card. Celebrations of mothers and motherhood occur throughout the world; many of these can be traced back to ancient festivals, like the Greek cult to Cybele or the Roman festival of Hilaria. Mothering Sunday was also known as ‘Refreshment Sunday’, Pudding Pie Sunday ( in England) or ‘Mid-Lent Sunday’.

Mothering Sunday or Mothers Day didn’t celebrate on a fixed month or day because it is always the celebrate on middle Sunday in Lent (which lasts from Ash Wednesday to the day before Easter Sunday). This means that Mother’s Day in the UK will fall on different dates each year and infect sometimes it in fall in different months also.

Mothering Sunday has been celebrated in the UK on the fourth Sunday in Lent approx. from the 16th century.

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History of Mother’s Day

In the United States of America (USA), Mother’s Day started about one and Half century ago, when a lady named Anna Jarvis, an Appalachian homemaker, organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions in her community, a cause she believed would be best advocated by mothers. She announced that day as “Mother’s Work Day.”

In the year 1905 when Anna Jarvis died, her daughter, also named Anna, began a campaign to memorialize the life work of her mother. The young Anna remembered a Sunday school lesson that her mother gave in which she said, “I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mother’s day. There are many days for men, but none for mothers.”

Anna starts to lobby prominent businessmen like John Wannamaker, and politicians including Presidents Taft and Roosevelt to support her campaign to create a special day to honor mothers and motherhood. At one of the first services organized to celebrate Anna’s mother in 1908, at her church in West Virginia, Anna handed out her mother’s favorite flower, the white carnation. Five years later, the House of Representatives adopted a resolution calling for officials of the federal government to wear white carnations on Mother’s Day. In 1914 Anna’s hard work paid off when Woodrow Wilson signed a bill recognizing Mother’s Day as a national holiday.

At first, people celebrate Mother’s Day by attending Church, writing letters to their mothers, and eventually, by sending cards, presents, and flowers. With the increasing gift-giving activity associated with Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis became enraged. She believed that the day’s sentiment was being sacrificed at the expense of greed and profit. In 1923 she filed a lawsuit to stop a Mother’s Day festival, and was even arrested for disturbing the peace at a convention selling carnations for a war mother’s group. Before her death in 1948, Jarvis is said to have confessed that she regretted ever starting the mother’s day tradition.

Despite Jarvis’s misgivings, Mother’s Day has flourished in the United States. In fact, the second Sunday of May has become the most popular day of the year to dine out, and telephone lines record their highest traffic, as sons and daughters everywhere take advantage of this day to honor and to express appreciation of their mothers.

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Celebration of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a one of the greatest reason to have a party and fun with family and close friends. Celebrating Mom’s Day with the whole clan can be a great reason for a family reunion if your family is scattered across the miles.

Getting everyone together for a picnic, brunch, garden party or barbecue can be fun and easy – and what a nice gift it makes for a mother…having all of her children together having a good time with her as the guest of honor.

In different countries Mother’s Day is celebrated in different way.

Mother’s Day In England

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Mothers Day or Mothering Sunday is celebrated in a big way in England. Childrens give tribute to their mom’s and say thank them for all their love and support. An environment of excitement prevail on the day and marketers make all efforts to make big profits out of the euphoria. Flowers record their maximum sale in England on that day. Peoples way to express their love for their mothers by gifting them flowers more than anything else. Most popular flowers on Mothers Day in Great Britain are roses followed by carnations and chrysanthemums. In UK, there is also a tradition of making a rich almond cake for mothers called ‘Mothering Cake’ or ‘Simnel Cake’ on Mothers Day.

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Mother’s Day in USA

It’s said that Mother’s Day was first suggested in the United Sates by Julia Ward Howe in 1872 as a day dedicated to peace after the Franco Prussian War. The holiday gained its popularity majorly due to the efforts of Anna M. Jarvis.

Mothers Day is celebrated in USA in a big way and has been commercialized to a great extent. It is considered as the next big day after Christmas and Valentines Day. Phone lines record a heavy traffic and card sales reaches its peak. Restaurants are filled to their maximum capacity as children don’t want their mothers to cook on their special day.

Children express love for their mother by treating their moms with breakfast in the bed. Tradition of gifting flowers and gifts is also rampant. More commonly gifted flowers are carnations are these are the official flower of Mothers Day. People buy red or pink carnations for the mothers who are living and place white carnations on the grave of the mothers who are dead. Children also present skits, plays and song in honor of their mother. Some also make cards and gifts at home to show their gratitude for their mother.

Mother’s Day in India

The concept of celebrating Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May is very new in India and it can be said that in a time span of less than a decade, Mother’s Day has been a great success. It is a remarkable achievement for a foreign festival to make its presence felt in the vast and culturally diverse country like India. Indians too take Mother’s Day as a time too reflect on the importance of mothers in their life. They take it is time to think about all the pains their mother took while they were sick, the hardships she went through in bringing them up and all the sacrifices she made so that they lead a better life. In the capital city of Delhi, Mothers Day is celebrated in a big way and has been commercialized to a great extent. Big companies launch various women oriented products on the day and restaurants try to lure people with attractive advertisements. Media too creates a big hype about the day with special programs and features. Looking at the fast pace at which the excitement for Mothers Day is growing it will not be long when the Mother’s Day will be noted as the national festival of India.

Mother’s Day in Italy

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Mother’s Day in Italy was celebrated for the first time on May 12, 1957, in the city of Assisi, thanks to the initiative of Rev. Otello Migliosi, parish priest of the Tordibetto church. This celebration was so successful that the following year it was adopted throughout Italy, where since then it is usually celebrated on the second Sunday in May.

Mother’s Day in Japan

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Mother’s Day in Japan was initially commemorated during the Showa period as the birthday of Empress Kojun (mother of Emperor Akihito) on 6 March. This was established in 1931 when Imperial Women’s Union was organized. In 1937, the first meeting of “Praise Mothers” was held on 8 May, and in around 1949 Japanese society adapted to celebrate Mother’s day on the second Sunday of May, the same as many other countries. Nowadays it is rather a marketed holiday, and people typically give flowers such as red carnations and roses as gifts.

Mother’s Day in Spain

Mother’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May in Spain. Like elsewhere, this day is observed throughout the country to honor all mothers. Shops all over Spain make a brisk business selling chocolates, flowers, greeting cards and many other presents for Mother’s Day which find a great favor with children although many of them prefer to handcraft the greetings and presents for their mothers.

Mother’s Day in Australia

In Australia, Mothers Day is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and joy. It falls on the same day as in US – on the second Sunday in the month of May and is celebrated in a similar fashion as in US. People of Australia take Mothers Day as an opportunity to express gratitude to their mother.

Just as in US there is a tradition of wearing carnation on Mothers Day in Australia. A colored carnation signifies that a person’s mother is living while a white carnation is used to honor a deceased mother. Besides their own mothers children honor their grand mothers and other women who love and care for them as a mother does. Children ponder over the role of mothers in their lives and acknowledge the hardships their mother go through while raising them up.

In Australia, Mother’s Day has been commercialised to a great degree as it is in US. Marketers try to play on the emotional aspect of the festival to sell their goods. Card manufacturers and florists particularly see a high business.

Mother’s Day in Mexico

In the North American country of Mexico, Mothers Day is celebrated on a fixed day of May 10 as opposed to the Mothers Day in US that fall on the second Sunday in the month of May. Mothers Day in Mexico is celebrated in a colorful fashion. Children honor their mothers and thank them for their efforts in bringing them up and According to a custom in Mexico, sons and daughters make themselves present in the house on the eve of Mothers Day on May 8.

Mothers Day celebration in Mexico takes place on May 10 as the day is special for the people of Mexico. The day is celebrated with gusto as churches in Mexico organise special mass. The highpoint of the event is the orchestra which plays “las mañanitas” and distribution of ‘tamales’ and ‘atole’, the traditional early-morning meal to all local mothers.

On Mother’s Day people in Mexico gift flowers and cards to their mothers. There is also a tradition of giving gifts on Mothers Day. While the older children but gifts from the store the younger ones prepare handmade gifts to honor their mothers. In several schools mothers day functions are organised where little ones present skits and songs to express their gratitude for their mothers and to entertain them.

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Mother’s Day in Canada

In Canada, cards and flowers are the most commonly used methods of expressing love for moms. Mothers Day is a the most popular festival after Christmas and Valentines Day. Just as in USA, Mother’s Day in Canada is celebrated in the second Sunday in the month of May. As Mother’s Day is a festival with strong emotional value, it has been commercialized to a large extent with compelling advertising strategies in the technologically advanced country of Canada.

Mother’s Day in France

The French do not celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May as the Americans do. Instead, mom’s special day is reserved for the last Sunday in the month of May. A family dinner is the norm, and traditionally the mother being honored is presented with a cake that looks like a bouquet of flowers. Consider making your mother a flower bouquet cake on the last Sunday in May and celebrate Mother’s Day with the people of France.

Mother’s Day New Zealand

In New Zealand, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. It is not a public holiday.

Mother’s Day in Thailand

Mother’s day in Thailand is celebrated on the birthday of the Queen of Thailand, Queen Sirikit (12 Aug). It started being celebrated around the 1980s as part of the campaign by the Prime Minister of Thailand Prem Tinsulanonda to promote Thailand’s Royal family. Father’s Day is celebrated on the King’s birthday.

Mother’s Day Dates

In the United States, Mother’s day, the day to celebrate mother is observed on the following dates:

2009 – May 10th, Sun
2010 – May 9th, Sun
2011 – May 8th, Sun
2012 – May 13th, Sun
2013 – May 12th, Sun

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Shakira Estimated Net Worth 2012 | Richest Women Singer 2012

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll Net Worth 2012 : $140 Million (USD)


Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (2nd Feb 1977) well known as Shakira. She is a Colombian singer-songwriter who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s.Shakira is a native Spanish speaker and she started her career 1990s to present.

Shakira is also the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, and the second most successful female Latin singer behind Gloria Estefan, having sold over 70 million albums worldwide.

Shakira's "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", was chosen as the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Shakira released her sixth studio album She Wolf worldwide gaining and sold roughly 2 million copies around the world.

Shakira Achievements:

  • 2 Grammy Awards
  • 8 Latin Grammy Awards
  • 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards
  • Golden Globe-nominated

Shakira Discography:

  • Pies Descalzos (1996)
  • Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998)
  • Laundry Service (2001)
  • Fijación Oral Vol. 1 (2005)
  • Oral Fixation Vol. 2 (2005)
  • She Wolf (2009)
  • Sale el Sol (2010)
  • TBA (2012)

Shakira Famous Songs:

  1. Hips Don't Lie
  2. Waka, Waka (This Time for Africa)
  3. Whenever, Wherever
  4. She Wolf
  5. Underneath Your Clothes
  6. Objection (Tango)
  7. La Tortura
  8. Gypsy
  9. Loca
  10. Illegal

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