Saturday, 31 March 2018

April Fools’ Day



April Fools’ Day, also called All Fools’ Day, is celebrated every April 1st in the United States. While it is not officially recognized as a holiday, many celebrate by pranking, or pulling practical jokes on, their colleagues or by organizing larger-scale hoaxes.
As April Fools’ is celebrated in different ways throughout the world, it is unknown exactly how the tradition originated. Some cultures saw it as the first day of spring, celebrating with general merriment and feasting, and certain calendars may consider it the first day of the year. One theory for the terming of an April Fool was that some refused to follow these calendars that recognized April 1st as the first day of the year, which resulted in being called an April Fool.
There are a few other theories as to precursors to the holiday tradition. Hilaria, a Roman festival, which celebrated Cybele, an Anatolian goddess, was celebrated around March 25th. The Feast of Fools was a term given to many medieval festivals celebrated during the fifth-sixteenth centuries in Europe, but particularly at the end of December. These celebrations developed a tradition of practical jokes, especially when observed in Spain.
However, the tradition of practical jokes had been well established by 1632, when legend states that the Duke of Lorraine and his wife escaped a prison at Nantes by dressing as peasants, walking right out the front gate. When the guards were alerted to the escape, they laughed at what they thought was an April Fools’ prank. One of the first April Fools’ pranks occurred in 1698, when citizens of London were tricked into attending the lion-washing ceremony at the Tower of London, a ceremony that did not actually exist.



Friday, 30 March 2018

INCREDIBLE INDIA Nehru Zoological Park March, 2018




Located at a distance of 16 km from Hyderabad, Nehru Zoological Park was opened to the public in the year of 1963. It is situated near the historically important Mir Alam Tank, which is 200 year old and is the first multi-arch masonry dam in the world. Nehru Zoological Park is one of the largest zoos of India and one of the top sightseeing places to visit in Hyderabad. Run by the Forest department, Government of Telangana, the zoo has been named after Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of the country. Spread over an area of approximately 380 acres, the Nehru Zoo Park boasts of almost 1,500 species of birds, mammals and reptiles. Adding to the extensive varieties of wildlife, this zoo park is considered to be the first one where animals have been kept in zoological order.

History of Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad

Nehru Zoological Park was established in the year 1959 while it was opened to the public on 6th October 1963. There has been many changes and additions since the conceptualization of the zoo park. For instance, in the year 1974, Lion Safari Park was started and the Nocturnal Animal House was established in 1982.Nehru zoological park Hyderabad was established with the objective of conserving and breeding of endangered species, specially the wild life of Deccan Plateau as well as rehabilitating them. Other objectives of establishing the Hyderabad zoo was to educate the public about wildlife and generate awareness and to facilitate researches on animal behaviour, their rehabilitation and breeding patterns.

Rich Fauna at Nehru Zoo
Avian Fauna- owls, pelicans, herons, vultures, storks, parrots, egrets, macaws, cranes, hornbills, eagles, cocktails, parakeets, ducks, love birds, pheasants, geese, lories.
Reptiles- Crocodiles such as marsh Crocodile, gharial, and salt water Crocodile, chaimen. Snakes such as king cobra, python, cobra, Russell's viper, sand boa, rat snake, green vine snake. Lizards such as monitor lizards, chameleon, green Laguna. Tortoise such as start tortoise, turtles, Indian softshell turtle, melanochelys turtle, red ear turtle.
Mammals- primates, herbivores, carnivores, omnivore and rodents. All kinds of species here. Indian rhinoceros, Asiatic lion, Bengal tiger, panther, gaur, Indian elephant, sambar deer, fishing cat, leopard cat, hyena, wolf, wild dog, fox, cheetah, jaguar, sloth bear, black bear, sun bear, wild boar, civets, swamp deer, hog deer, nilgai/ blue bull, blackbuck, giraffe, hippopotamus, chousingha, mouse deer, thamin deer, spotted deer, barking deer, hog deer, rodents like porcupines and giant squirrel; sacred baboon, red patas monkey, chimpanzee, lion tail macaque, bonnet macaque, rhesus macaque, olive baboon, common langur, nilgiri langur.

Things to Do at Nehru Zoo Park
Tiger & Lion Safari, Toy Train, Bicycle Rides, Buggy / Battery Operated Vehicles, Boating, Children’s Park, Jurassic Park, Butterfly Park, Weekly educational events, Aquarium, Museum, The nocturnal house
Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad timings and entry fee
Nehru zoological park Hyderabad timings are from 8 AM to 5.30 PM during the months of April to June while from the month of July to March, the zoo park timings are from 8.30 AM to 5 PM.  Hyderabad Zoo Park is open on all days of the week, except on Mondays. Nehru zoological park entry fee is Rs.15 for children below 12 years of age while for adults it is Rs.30.

Mohammad Salauddin Quadri - Founder of Zunnoorien Islamic foundation


Mohammad Salauddin Quadri  was born in old city, Hyderabad. His father is Mohammad Nazeeruddin, Lineman in electric department and mother is Rukaiyya begum, house wife. His wife is Syeda Amrin Begum. He has two children one boy and one girl  Mehreen rukaiyya and Mohammed Fuzianul Rahman.

He has completed his graduation in Aligarh Urdu University. In Aalim Jamia Nizamia, hyderabad he completed schooling.Presently he is doing rice business.

He started School & Madarsa as Zunnoorien Islamic school in 2001. Presently 1800 students are there in his school. For poor students they take very less fees. Later they have started Zunnoorien Islamic foundation for poor people. They take only 100 or 200 rupees fees in that. In that school total trustees are 20 members. There are 9 teachers in English medium and 34 islamic teachers.
300 girls have completed education up to tenth. For girls they get Intermediate certificate from Moulana Azad University. In this foundation they give free Computer education course.
In 2015 - 2016 the trustees give up to the school he only controlled the school.

In future he want to start a school for 500 girls with lunch. 

Contact : 9701009250


Habeeb Abdul Rahman, a Politician and a Social worker


          Habeeb Abdul Rahman was born in Hyderabad in 1964.
His father is Mr. Syed ali he is a Landlord and mother is house wife. He got married in 1998. Now he has 5 daughters and 2 sons.
  
      He has completed his schooling and intermediate in Hyderabad. Later he completed his Bsc in Anwar-ul-Uloom College in Hyderabad.

Career of Habeeb Abdul Rahman

  • From 1999 he is doing public service. 
  • In 2000, when KCR is in TDP party he is supporting him. 
  • In 2001 wnen KCR formed TRS party then he is State Minority President.
  •  In 2003 he became State General secretary of this party. 
  • In 2004, in MLA quota he is nominated as member of Legislative Assembly
  • In 2009 when YSR is CM of Andhra Pradesh he joined Congress party because he gave 4% reservation for Muslims. 
  • Presently he is National General secretary of YSR Congress party. 
  • He actively participates in public meetings.

Special Interview of a Special person

        (Q)   How Would you describe yourself in one word?

   Ans : Decent man

        (Q)  How old are you, when you had first achievement ? share something about that ?

  Ans : In 2005 when I took my parents to Hutch that was my biggest achievement

        (Q)  Whom do you like to credit your role model as --- Why?

         Ans : My Parents

        (Q)  What message you want to pass for our upcoming generations?

        Ans : Every one should be equal and happy

In Future his only wish is Y S Jagan garu to  become Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.


Contact

Address : 4-1-1/19, kinkoti, Hyderabad

Phone : 9676909018




Thursday, 29 March 2018

Washi tape mini wood pallet March, 2018


It’s fun and easy to make a set of four coasters for yourself, or these make a great gift idea!

To make these mini pallets I used :

  • wood craft sticks
  • 1/2″ square balsa wood rod
  • pliers with wire cutting blade
  • craft knife
  • sand paper
  • hot glue gun
  • washi tape
  • scissors
  • Mod Podge


  • First step is to prep and cut your wood pieces. I used 4″ sections for both my craft sticks and the balsa wood square rod that I marked off with a pencil. Then, using the wire cutting blade on my pliers, I snipped off the ends of each of my craft sticks. I used 7 craft sticks per pallet. After each of my craft sticks were cut, I sanded off any rough edges on a sheet of sand paper.


  • Then I cut my balsa wood sections for the base of the mini pallet. Again I penciled off 4″ sections, and I used a box cutting blade to cut them. The balsa wood is so soft, it took just pressing down the blade on all four sides to create a full cut all the way through. I used the sandpaper again to smooth any rough edges on the ends of my wood pieces. I used 3 balsa wood pieces per mini pallet.


  • After all the wood is cut, it’s time to decorate the craft sticks with washi tape. This is the fun part! I used four coordinating washi tape patterns for mine, but you can certainly pick one favorite and they will turn out just as fabulous. The washi tape is just the right width to cover the craft sticks. I cut a length of washi tape and attached to one side of a craft stick. Then, using a sharp scissors, I cut the ends off so they were flush with the end of each craft stick. I finished off by pressing down the sides of the washi tape along the side of the craft stick.


  • After I decorated all of my craft sticks, and made them washi tape fabulous, it was time to put it all together. Using 7 washi tape sticks and 3 balsa wood pieces per pallet, I planned out my pattern and structure of my mini pallet. I lined up the 3 balsa wood sections, spaced evenly apart, and attached one washi tape stick on the top and bottom with a glue gun. Then I glued the center stick straight across the middle. I had my pattern planned next to the mini pallet structure, that was starting to come together, so it made it easy to finish by adding the last 4 craft sticks.





  • I made myself an afternoon cup of coffee, and used my new fancy mini pallet coasters. These look great on an end table, and would also be fabulous on a desk.



  • Stack them on top of each other and tie a ribbon around for a fun homemade gift idea!
      Enjoy!

      Wednesday, 28 March 2018

      Poetry QUEST FOR THIRST… March, 2018


                   QUEST FOR THIRST…
      Quest for Thirst
      Miles and miles to go…
      For a drop of water
      Pure and pristine
      Everyone’s birth right
      Water …water…everywhere
      Unable to a buy a drop
      Always a quest
      To drench the thirst
      Solution may be simple
      But alas! People are complex…
      World’s fighting
      For drop of water
      World is waiting
      After failing miserably in valuing water
      Valuing life…
      People in queue…for the only life source..
      Is it wealth they are asking?
      They are asking life
      Horrendous life in clutches of pollution
      Cycled and re-cycled
      Used and abused
      By every value system
      Known and unknown..
      Haves have it all
      Wasting endlessly
      Have-nots tied in knots
      Waiting patiently
      Getting suffocated…
      Of poverty and pollution
      Of water and life …
      Generations suffering…
                Mutilated body…mitigated mind
                   Imprisoned lives with polluted disability
              Countries on war…
                 For the wealth of water…
                   To quench the thirst
                     But it’s always a quest
                     Unanswered ..vaguely answered
                      Covered by water in and out
                     Still water is scarce
                     But….who cares????

      Nuzhath M Syed - an Educationist, Communication Consultant, writer and many more

      Nuzhath M Syed is an Educationist and Communication Consultant. He writes curriculums and teaches holistic methods of education. He takes simulation workshops using Theatre. He likes to go into the depth of psychology and spirituality. He is a proponent of Art Integrated Education. He is an Artist and Sufi by heart and mind.


      Let us know about him,

      He was born in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh in 1986. His father is from Chennai, but later they shifted to Tirupati as his father was transferred. He has completed his schooling in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tirupati and went to JNTU affiliated college at Kurnool before ending up in Anna University for his Masters. During the Master's days he went back to his childhood dream of making and working in Films doing assignments at LV Prasad Film Academy. Since then though not formally trained he have been a student of world cinema.

                His Family tree goes back to Bukharo from his mother's side hence they are called Bukhari Syed's. His Father is related to another Sufi Saint from Rahmatabad Nellore, Nayab-e-Rasool. So they were instilled with the human touch and experiential based Islam from day 1. Ijtihad was a part of our learning and adaptation in different contexts. So when they were further educated they learnt to see the beauty of Quran in every subject and story we studied. So Deen and Duniya were not separate for us but integrated process. Poetry, Sufi Music and Reading from Multiple sources and approaches were encouraged at his home. Though his paternal side had moved towards Salafi and Deobandi school of thoughts he feel he was really fortunate to be having a Father with great knowledge and experience of Sufi School. The Intensity of Love for truth and the giver of truth came from the upbringing. His Sister, a High School Teacher, and His Brother, an electronics design engineer both balance between their profession and Deen because Deen is everywhere.


                           He has been working on Child Centric Approaches to Education integrating Arts from last 4 Years before which he traversed the paths of Biotechnology, Corporate Working and Advertising before SBI Youth for India Fellowship happened at Uttarakhand. He have started a small Society at Tirupati after coming back from Uttarakhand called SHEEL (Society for Healthy Educated and Empowered Living) with his teachers and likeminded classmates.

      Personal VS Professional Life :

      He said, there has never been a difference between Professional and Personal spiritually, because both are interconnected and equally important, Profession for him is the purpose to serve the society and personal is the purpose to make himself a better human being, so on both the fronts he have been frank and open. Yes sometimes there have been imbalances because of which he was not able to concentrate on any one side so now he have divided equal time for both. Have not been married because he was not ready yet but he feel there is a need of partner now for this journey to go further. He have learnt to manage relations well because of his involvement with kids, he see every perspective important to shape a holistic life.

      Professional Dedication & Career Development :

      He was interested to work on behavioral change if needed through polymath approach that is why he have traversed through multiple pathways and at this point a longer journey has started. Socially, Spiritually and Psychologically Important are his Workshops, Trainings, Social Innovations and Implementations through SHEEL and also on a personal level they are getting the right platform across ages and gender. So he was intensely satisfied. As he said he work for passion, purpose and commitment, no achievement boasts me, no failure stops his journey's travel. Internalization happens regularly with prayers and Muraqaba. And he can really see a sample idealistic society developing around me.

      Social & Cultural Activities :

      He said, he was doing his job, boasting of how society appreciated his work is not going to help anyone, he just do what he have to and achievements are mostly what he receive from almighty, that is on a daily basis, socially, culturally, psychologically, spiritually, all areas give him immense achievements, he don't believe in social acceptability of his achievement.

      Special Interview of a Special Person
      • How Would you describe yourself in one word?
               Ans : Seeker
      • Give an Example of a time when you solved an analytically difficult problem?
              Ans : It happens on a daily basis, working with kids analytics happen regularly but I try not to be analytical in any tough situation, I try my best to work on it and when limitations show up I give the path to Almighty's guidance. I always try to choose creative approach with insights and instincts then analytic because if analytics only take me a step ahead, insights take me further.
      • How old were you, when you had first achievement ? share something about that ?
              Ans : I was 15, when I got a President National Award for Mock Parliament, I consider that to be a very Important Achievement, My definition of achievement today has changed, It is about being able to stand after every failure and that way I achieve almost every day. All this started when I was open about many other things with my parents of what I want to pursue and to their astonishment I am still pursuing it way 6 years into the path. I have not went back to the regular system that is an achievement which I thank god for. I am able to stick to my purpose.
      • What is your favorite Quote?
      Ans : The wound is the place where the Light enters you- Hazrat Jalaluddin Rumi
      • Tell us about an accomplishment you are most proud of?
      Ans : I am yet to accomplish, I have just started my life may be I can answer this question on my death bed or maybe not.
      • Whom do you like to credit your role model as --- Why?
      Ans : It is the person inside me and the people who connect with that person there are role models from every step of my life, some whom I read, some who broke my heart, some who stood by my side, The greatest role model of my life is very Abstract, people call it Love.
      • You spent long journey working, any observations about the challenges that are specific to your profession?
      Ans : Community, Society, People will think you are insane because you are working towards the change they don't see coming. I am a Seeker and people will not come along until they see what you are seeking is reachable. So it is always better to take them along by keeping a reachable goal in their point of view but that doesn't satisfy my idealistic goal so I seek further.
      • Which is your best achievement ?
      Ans : Many on a daily basis everything is best for that moment, And achievements of past are history we need not boast about it, in present I am still seeking achievement, it is an everyday process.
      • Tell us about a situation causing the feelings of regret in your career ?if any ?
      Ans : Regret never, because all mistakes were learning because those mistakes made me what I am today, So there is no regret to carry but learning from those mistakes.
      •  What message you want to pass for our upcoming generations?
      Ans : Start searching love inside you through a contemplative process, jump into the sea of lifelong learning, learn from the story and metaphors of life.
      • What motivates you to get out of bed for a hectic work area every morning?
      Ans : Purpose, Passion and Commitment, material things don't motivate me.

      Contact

      Address : 18-35-S2-50, Flat No 304, Sreekar Apartments,Shanthi Nagar, KT Road, Tirupati
      Phone : +918106540363







       


      Mohammed Babar Zamaan, an Educationist and a Social Worker

      Mohammed Babar Zamaan, an Associate Director of a MBA College by the name “Academy of Management Studies” affiliated to Osmania University in Hyderabad and an Educational Consultant with Aspratech Consultants which promotes medical education abroad, is a communication skills development expert and does Business and Career Coaching as well. Apart from that he is a great Social worker too.

      Let us know about him,

                    He was born in Hyderabad in 1982 but brought up in Saudi Arabia and completed his schooling from International Indian School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and then went on to do Intermediate in Pune, India. Later, he did his Bachelor of Social Work from Osmania University and Master in Business Management from University of Northumbria, United Kingdom. Later he completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management from University of Hyderabad and Masters in Business Administration (Education Management) from AlagappaUniversity, India. He is currently a Research Scholar (PhD-Marketing) from Rayalseema University, Kurnool, India.

                 His father is an educationalist and management consultant himself and his mother is a wonderful home maker. He is married and have two beautiful kids, a daughter and a son. His wife is in field of education too. He has two brothers and one sister.


      Professional Dedication & Career Development :


      • Holds strong knowledge and understanding of Training, Facilitation, Recruitment and Business Development; 
      • Conducted training programmes for leadership teams, Break-through Interventions, General Office Leadership Development Programmes; 
      • Excellent in man power planning, recruitment & training the sales force; 
      • Upholds fast-track promotion through a series of increasingly responsible administrative management position;
      • Well versed with conceptualizing and implementing business development strategies to enhance profitability and has excellent presentation skills; 
      • Supported in nurturing many branches from its inception toward development of the entire team; and
      • Have bagged consistent performer and Best team manager awards.

       Social & Cultural Activities :
      • ·Double Gold Medal Honour from Osmania University for Overall Academic Performance in Social Work Studies & also for Best Field Worker.
      • Awarded Medal of Honour by Mayor of Hyderabad for exemplary services towards community development.
      • Successful Distribution of Food ration of one month for 500 families since last 5 years with Khak-e-Taiba Trust Youth Wing team.
      • Blanket Distribution by involving youngsters to sensitize towards community service.
      • Rehabilitation of Refugees from Rohingya, Burmese and Somalia through skill development.
      • Organised Medical Camps in various slum areas.
      • Conducting Teacher Development Workshop for Schools with poor infrastructure.
      • Successfully heading a Welfare Centre, imparting vocational skills for employment under the aegis of Khak-e-Taiba Trust.

      Special Interview of a Special person

      (Q) How Would you describe yourself in one word? 
       Ans: Action-Oriented

      (Q) Give an Example of a time when you solved an analytically difficult problem?     
       Ans: When it comes to Social work, we are always faced with crisis situation and limited resources. When the NGO (Khak-e-Taiba Trust) wanted to adopt a slum area for community service, the survey required socio-economic background of the residents. Since it was predominantly a minority area, people were not comfortable in opening up and give away details. Hence to deal with this issue, I formed a two-member team comprising of a female and male member wherein the female had to lead and do icebreakingin the interview, while the male member noted responses.
      Also, I oriented them to talk more about themselves and build credibility so that people are at ease and comfortably share their details. This activity worked like wonders and now has become a standard practice across all our project surveys.


      (Q) How old are you, when you had first achievement? share something about that?     
      Ans: I was 15 years old, when my school participated in Polio Drops campaign and during this we were trained to give medication of polio. I successfully was able to convince parents and administered these drops to more than 50 children at that time. It gave me immense sense of achievement.
       I believe we must engage our young ones at an early stage in such activities for character building and developing sensitivity towards community.

      (Q) What is your favourite Quote?
      Ans: The monster within me, keeps scaring me, makes me feel like a loser, but if I can’t beat my own monster then what else can?!”
        
      (Q) Tell us about an accomplishment you are most proud of?
      Ans:  Securing Double Gold Medal from Osmania University for Field Work and Academics during my Bachelor in Social Work program boosted my confidence and gave me courage to pursue higher things in life.

      (Q) Whom do you like to credit your role model as --- Why?
      Ans:  My father, Dr.Mohammed Haseebullah who himself is an educationalist and social worker. Abbu has always sensitized us on being human, maintaining humility and realizing our potential. He always says ‘the world survives because of few good men, become that good person”

      (Q) You spent long journey working, any observations about the challenges that are specific to your profession?
      Ans:  I believe that efficiency and efficacy in work can only be achieved when the objective of the work is comprehended well. Doing a task or work as a chore will not enrich one with sense of achievement. Indeed, there are learning curves for anything you get into, one must be patient, consistent and sincere.

      (Q) Which is your best achievement?
      Ans: Achievement, this word has a volume of meaning it. And many fail to actually understand its actual meaning or implication of this term. For me my achievement is when everytime I see that smile on the face of that needy when we hand over a complete food ration pack to them. The feeling is heavenly.

      (Q) Tell us about a situation causing the feelings of regret in your career? If any? 
      Ans: By grace of almighty, there is no such thing as regret. It’s just matter of opportunity to do something or to choose not to do it. And till we breath, we always have that choice to alter things and make it favourable. If at all a regret one must have, is not living up to your complete potential, when one is aware about her/his capabilities.

      (Q) What message you want to pass for our upcoming generations? 
      Ans: Be well versed, well read and well aware of things that are happening. Become independent and go out and seek correct information, rather than relying on others to make decisions for you. Respect parents. And don’t get carried away by virtual appreciation from strangers. This life is a like reward, stay worthy of it.

      (Q)What motivates you to get out of bed for a hectic work area every morning?
      Ans: Nothing can motivate you other than yourself. To go up the ladder in life, we need to take the first step. And the first step you take every morning defines your course of action that follows. Hence stay focused, plan your first move. The only way to fulfil your dreams are focus and MADNESS!!

      Contact 

      Address :  Aruna Colony, Tombs Road, Toli Chowki, Hyderabad
      Phone :     0091-9848359135

      https://www.linkedin.com/in/babarzamaan/