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The term “new year resolution” needs no explanation. Its a commitment a person takes to turn a new leaf in his life from new year. Having said that what could those resolutions look like..

Here are a few of those resolutions. Some of them are mine and others are collected from the web.

  1. Take stairs & not escalators
  2. Strike conversation with strangers
  3. Carry a smile on face
  4. Forgive people
  5. Be yourself
  6. Understand yourself
  7. Make more money
  8. Sing out loud
  9. Run in a marathon
  10. Donate time
  11. Appreciate nature
  12. Spend less time browsing
  13. Spend more time doing
  14. Be spontaneous
  15. Give more compliments
  16. Read a book every month
  17. Stop piracy of digital content
  18. Participate in events
  19. Get to know neighbours
  20. Organize desktop
  21. Reduce carbon foot print
  22. Reduce using paper
  23. No to plastic covers
  24. Do what you love
  25. Make a wish
  26. Work smarter
  27. Send out thank you cards
  28. Wake up earlier
  29. Be positive
  30. Take risks
  31. Go on trekking trip
  32. Shoot a short film
  33. Turn of the TV
  34. Encourage the co-worker
  35. Enjoy outdoors
  36. Jog
  37. Try new Cafe
  38. Learn foreign language
  39. Stay in touch
  40. Be better person
  41. Hi five the person next to you
  42. Apply for dream job
  43. Leave large tip
  44. Watch sunrise
  45. Watch Sunset
  46. Country trip
  47. Trip to Island
  48. Fall in love
  49. Fund Raising campaign
  50. Paint the house
  51. Wild life photography
  52. No to processed foods
  53. Change the world
  54. Enjoy life to fullest
  55. Have fun

These are a few which i could list. If you have better ones, put them in the comments section.



Once we get a helicopter view of the project, we start calculating the budget. Engineers are not really good at numbers and budget. Here are the list of items that should be taken into consideration.

To determine project costs, give a thought on the following categories

Personnel:  This is typically largest part of the budget. They can be current employees, contract employees.

Travel:  Its based on whether your employees are onsite or they have to be brought to location.

Training:  I would advice people to look at training as a investment and spend wisely. If training involves guest lectures or support, they also need to be calculated.

Supplies: In addition to pen, paper, Is there any special equipment that you need. It could be even computers.

Office Space: How much room is required and at what cost?

Research: Do you have to buy studies or data to support your project? Is your team capable of performing research. If yes at what cost.

Capital Expenditures: What is the expensive equipment or upgrades that would be necessary. It would be great if the capital expenditure can pay for themselves.

Overhead: It includes your projected overhead expense. So this would help you to fix Standard Overhead percentage.

Other Costs:

Maintenance, Insurance, Licensing, Legal, Accounting


A budget no matter how carefully planned is still your best guess.

Fully fund a project or do not start it

— Norman R Augustine

Fashion Tips

Posted: November 3, 2012 in General non tech tips

For a formal setting like wedding, your watch should be elegant and simple.

A light moisturizer can keep you looking good without causing you to sweat because of heat or jitter.

Adding a pocket square is a classy way to inject a bit of  colour into a formal jacket.

A white vest under short sleeved shirt will make your outfit look more structured.

keep your beard trimmer in bag of choice so you can always refresh yourself before a big meeting.

If you are getting the drinks for clients, make sure you pronounce them correctly.