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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Intercoastal Myalgia or Intercostal Myalgia (Pain in the Ribs)

I had a pain in my chest just at the branching of my right bronchi in my right lung whenever I ran for long and then quick. I always thought it had something to do with my chest. But finally I found the reason. It was intercoastal myalgia.
Intercostal muscles are the muscles in between your ribs, which help in the expansion of rib cage in the dorso ventral axis during inspiration. When there's a pain in any of these muscles due to some reason or other it manifests as severe chest pain...

Thankfully I had it on my right side,,
Had it been on the left side I'd have died of anxiety thinking it was a heart attack

Monday, November 1, 2010

KVPY Class XII SB(+2)/SX 2010 Questions and Answers

The KVPY 2010 question papers (SA, SB/SX) are provided below.
SA Part A
SA Part B
The KVPY 2010 answer keys (SA, SB/SX) are provided below.
SA Part B

Here's my attempt at answering KVPY Question Paper of Stream SB/SX conducted on October 31, 2010. The answers may or may not be right. Verify the logic on your own.
PART-I (Answer any three sections. One mark for right answers, -0.25 for wrong answers)
PART-II (Answer any two sections. Two marks for right answers, -0.5 for wrong answers)

110 A solution containing 8.0 g of nicotine in 92 g of water freezes 0.925 degrees below the normal freezing point of water. If the molal freezing point depression constant Kf = 1.85°C mol-1 then the molar mass of nicotine is
A. 16
B. 80
C. 320
D. 160
The depression is half the freezing point depression constant. So, there must be 0.5 moles. Now the unit given in the question seems to be wrong. The unit for molal freezing point depression must be °C kg mol-1. So, keeping that in mind, the molality of the solution is 0.5 mole per kg. That is, in 100g, there is 0.05 moles which is 8 g. 16 g in 0.1 moles and 160 g for 1 mole.

111: A host cell has intracellular bacterial symbionts. If the growth rate of the bacterial symbiont is always 10% higher than that of the host cell, after 10 generations of the host cell the density of bacteria in host cells will increase
A. by 10%
B. two-fold
C. ten-fold
D. hundred-fold
This is intracellular symbiont. Imagine there is one symbiont in one cell. So, when that host cell becomes 10, the total number of symbionts becomes 11, that is 1.1 per cell. (in one generation) Similarly when it becomes 100 in the next generation, the symbionts become 121. (1.2 per cell) Going on, in the 10th generation, it'll reach around 2.5 per cell which I rounded as two-fold.

112 In a diploid organism, there are three different alleles for a particular gene. Of these three alleles one is recessive and the other two alleles exhibit co-dominance. how many phenotypes are possible with this set of alleles?
A. 3
B. 6
C. 4
D. 2
This is nothing other than how the blood groups are. There is three different alleles, A, B and i. i is recessive, A and B exhibit co-dominance. And we have: AB, A, B and O phenotypes

Saturday, October 2, 2010

CBSE HIQ 2010 Results, CBSE Heritage India Quiz 2010 results published

The results of the preliminary examination of CBSE Heritage India Quiz 2010 which was conducted on the 28th of August, 2010 has been released.

Here's the official link to the official page

Results Of Preliminary Written Test [.doc file 106 KB]

Saturday, August 28, 2010

CBSE HIQ, 2010 solved CBSE Heritage India Quiz Questions & Answers

The CBSE Heritage India Quiz, 2010 (HIQ, 2010) was conducted on 28th Aug, 2010.
There were 100 questions to be answered in an OMR sheet in 90 minutes with two marks for every right answer and one negative mark for each wrong answer.

Questions & Answers

  1. The tallest statue of Hanuman is in
    1. Maharashtra
    2. Punjab
    3. Tamil Nadu
    4. Andhra Pradesh
      A) Andhra Pradesh (in Paritala 135 feet)
  2. Which Indian city manufactured balls for the World Cup Football?
    1. Ludhiana
    2. Mumbai 
    3. Jalandhar
    4. Chennai
      A) Jalandhar
  3. Name the oldest mountain range of India
    1. Himalayas
    2. Nilgiris
    3. Aravallis
    4. Vindhyas
      A) Aravallis
  4. In which year was Teachers' Day first celebrated in India?
    1. 1965
    2. 1947
    3. 1962
    4. 1975
      A) 1962
  5.  Which of these sanctuaries is in Karnataka
    1. Gir Sanctuary
    2. Kaziranga Sanctuary
    3. Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
    4. Tadoba National Park
      A) Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary (Tadoba is in Maharashtra, Gir - Gujarat, Kaziranga - Assam)
  6. On which riverbank is Goa located?
    1. Ganga
    2. Mandovi
    3. Gomati
    4. Sabarmati
      A) Mandovi (Gomati is a tributary of Ganga, Sabarmati is in Gujarat)
  7. Name the Indian Tennis player who has turned Hollywood filmmaker?
    1. Leander Paes
    2. Mahesh Bhupathi
    3. Vijay Amritraj 
    4. Ashok Amritraj
      A) Ashok Amritraj (brother of Vijay Amritaraj, both of them Tennis players. But Vijay Amritraj has only acted in movies)
  8. The Great Indian Bustard, an endangered bird, is found in 
    1. The Thar Desert
    2. The Deccan Plateau
    3. The Sunderbans
    4. The Sambhar Lake
      A) The Thar Desert (and adjoining states in India, Pakistan)
  9. Which state was the first to electrify all its villages?
    1. Haryana
    2. Kerala
    3. Maharashtra
    4. Tamil Nadu
      A) (not Maharashtra, not Kerala)
  10. 'Prem Rog' a movie directed by Raj Kapoor is based on which social cause?
    1. Dowry
    2. Widow-remarriage
    3. Untouchability
    4. Casteism
      A) Widow-remarriage (man in love with widow of higher status)
  11. Which of these foreign rulers were the last to leave the country?
    1. British
    2. Dutch
    3. French
    4. Portugese
      A) Portugese (left Goa only in 1961)
  12. Which is India's second highest civilian honour?
    1. Ashoka Chakra
    2. Padma Bhushan
    3. Padma Shri
    4. Padma Vibhushan
      A) Padma Vibhushan (followed by Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Ashok Chakra isn't civilian)
  13. Which monument was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar?
    1. Qutub Minar
    2. Red Fort
    3. Charminar
    4. Fatehpur Sikhri
      A) Fatehpur Sikhri (in 1571)
  14. The stories depicted in the Ajanta and Ellora caves are from the
    1. Ramayana
    2. Mahabharata
    3. Jataka
    4. Panchatantra
      A) Jataka???? (stories)
  15. Hamida Begum was the mother of
    1. Akbar
    2. Humayun
    3. Babar
    4. Aurangazeb
      A) Akbar (Humayun's wife)
  16. One of the oldest and holiest Indian cities lies on the banks of the river Shipra. What is its name?
    1. Ujjain
    2. Gandhinagar
    3. Chandipur
    4. Mysore
      A) Ujjain
  17. Name the river whose main tributary is the Tungabhadra
    1. Krishna
    2. Godavari
    3. Kaveri
    4. Narmada
      A) Krishna
  18. Which city is called the religious capital of Maharashtra?
    1. Mumbai
    2. Pune
    3. Nasik
    4. Shirdi
      A) Nasik (Pune is the cultural capital)
  19. What was Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula, known as during the British rule?
    1. Cape Coromandel
    2. Cape Comorin
    3. Cape Victoria
    4. Cape Connaught
      A) Cape Comorin
  20. In which state is India's first marine national park located?
    1. Gujarat
    2. Kerala
    3. Goa
    4. Tamil Nadu
      A) Gujarat (acknowledged in 1982)
  21. Which is the Indian state whose ruler was the only royalty who did not attend the Delhi Durbar for King George V in 1911?
    1. Udaipur
    2. Hyderabad
    3. Mysore
    4. Gwalior
      A) Udaipur (Maharana Fateh Singh)
  22. In which monument would you find the grave of Sultan Mohammad Adil Shah?
    1. Lodhi Tomb, Delhi
    2. Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur
    3. Charminar, Hyderabad
    4. Bibi ka Maqbara, Aurangabad
      A) Gol Gumbaz
  23. Which Indian state gets its name from the Burmese word for "people with pierced ears"?
    1. Mizoram
    2. Tripura
    3. Nagaland
    4. Manipur
      A) Nagaland (Naka)
  24. Which noted Indian personality's father was one of the three main (Indian) contractors who built Connaught Place? The other two were Sardar Dharam Singh and Rai Bahadur Narain Singh.
    1. Amrita Shergil
    2. Vir Sanghvi
    3. Khuswant Singh
    4. Swaraj Paul
      A) Khuswant Singh (his father Sir Sobha Singh)
  25. Which artist, of royal descent, became so famous that his Palace was "completed to open a post office" due to the countless painting requests that arrived "every day from everywhere"?
    1. Nandalal Bose
    2. Raja Ravi Varma
    3. Sobha Singh
    4. Rabindranath Tagore
      A) Raja Ravi Varma (it is!)
  26. Which landmark film deals with the story of the King of Kumarpur and his two quarrelling wives Dilbahar and Navbahar?
    1. Light of Asia
    2. Raja Harishchandra
    3. Alam Ara
    4. Prithvi Vallabha
      A) Alam Ara
  27. During his incarceration at which prison from 1942 to 1946 did Jawaharlal Nehru write the 'Discovery of India'?
    A) Ahmednagar (actually in five months April to September 1944)
  28. Indian state capital was designed by the noted German architect Otto Konigsberger in 1946?
    A) Bhubaneswar
  29. Which tradition of the Republic Day parade was discontinued in 2009 owing to security concerns after they caused a scare at the previous year's parade?
    A) Elephants
  30. In 2000, P. Gopichand became the 2nd player to win the All-England title in badminton, 20 years earlier, who had become the first?
    A) Prakash Padukone
  31. Which Maratha leader was known as the Maratha Machiavelli by the Europeans in the 18th-19th centuries?
    A) Nana Phadnavis
  32. The subject of a classic poem by Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, which apsara was the wife of the King Pururavas?
    A) Urvashi (the poem - Urvashi)
  33. Which daughter of Fatma Begum, from Surat, became a famous film star, and also India's first woman film director?
    A) Zubeida (the first woman film director is Fatma Begum, though Zubeida is her daughter)
  34. Who is acknowledged to be the first Indian to play at the Wimbledon tennis championships?
    A) S Nihal Singh (played at Wimbledon in 1908. Though B Nehru entered the competition in 1905, he gave a walkover to his opponent)
  35. the famous film start seen in this still from one of his films

    A) Dara Singh
  36. Which town has the distinction of being the coldest inhabited town in India, and is the second coldest inhabited town in the world?
    A) Drass
  37. Who was the youngest ever luge (men's category) Olympian (at 16 years old) and the sole Indian representative at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan?
    A) Shiva Keshavan
  38. Which English word, meaning "Any large, overpowering, destructive force" has origin in the falsehood that Hindu devotees of Krishna were lunatic fanatics who threw themselves under the wheels of chariots in order to attain salvation?
    A) Juggernaut (Jaggannath)
  39. Which of these English words does not have a Hindi or Urdu origin?
    A) Banana
  40. Identify the Indian architect who has worked with Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, and has been on the selection committee for the Pritzker Prize, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, and the Aga Khan Award. He was also the first founder Director of School of Architecture, Ahmedabad.
    A) B V Doshi
  41. Who is the fictional private investigator that has starred in a series of Bengali novels, short stories and movies, from the series Feluda created by the famous Indian Bengali film director and writer Satyajit Ray?
    A) Pradosh Chandra Mitter
  42. Which is the second most commonly spoken language in India, after Hindi?
    A) Bengali (83 million speakers followed by Telugu - 74, Marathi - 72, Tamil - 61)
  43. Which is the largest freshwater island in South Asia?
    A) Majuli, Assam (in Brahmaputra)
  44. Which is the island on which Mumbai and Thane lie, thus the most populous island in India and the 14th most populous in the world?
    A) Salsette Island
  45. Identify this Jain religious cenre:

    A) Shatrunjaya Hill
  46. This miniature painting is an illustration from which early Mughal manuscript, commissioned by Akbar and directed by Mir Sayyed Ali and Abd as Samad?

    A) Tutinama
  47. In which city would you currently find this priceless sculpture from the trove of Indian heritage?

    A) Patna
  48. Born in Bilaspur, in 1927, which Indian player holds the record with Udham Singh, for winning the greatest number of gold medals in field hockey at the Olympic Games?
    A) Leslie Claudius
  49. Identify this painting, often called "India's Mona Lisa."

    A) Bani Thani
  50. Which Arjuna Awardee and Padma Shri, who won a gold medal in the 1970 Asian Games, died recently in New Delhi?
    A) Chandgi Ram
  51. From which city did Doordarshan first start its broadcast on 15 September 1959?
    A) Delhi
  52. Which mythological figure is also known as Halyudha, Adiguru and Anmkarsana, which means child transferred from the womb?
    A) Balarama
  53. Identify this tennis legend

    1. Ramanathan Krishnan
    2. Ramesh Krishnan
    3. Ghaus Mohammad
    4. Zeeshan Ali
      A) Ramesh Krishnan (not Ramanathan Krishnan)
  54. Which of the following newspaper was established by Mahatma Gandhi?
    A) Indian Opinion (in South Africa)
  55. Pick the wrong match.
    1. Chilka Lake :: Orissa
    2. Kolleru Lake :: Karnataka
    3. Dal Lake :: Kashmir
    4. Sambhar Lake :: Rajasthan
      A) Kolleru Lake is in Andhra Pradesh
  56. Aryabhata was India's first satellite. Which was the second one?
    A) Bhaskara-1 (1979)
  57. Where was the first Indian Institute of Technology setup?
    A) Kharagpur (1951)
  58. What is the odd one out?
    1. Silambam
    2. Gatka
    3. Thang-fa
    4. Bando
      A) Thang-fa (is a meaningless word. Others martial arts: Silambam-  Tamil Nadu, Gatka - Punjab, Bando - near Myanmar)
  59. Which of the following is the motto of the Indian Navy
    1. 'शं नो वरुणः'- "May Vauna be peaceful to us"
    2. We protect
    3. On the Sea We Are Glorious
    4. Touching the Sky with Glory
      A) शं नो वरुणः
  60. What is the meaning of 'Koh-i-Noor'?
    A) Mountain of Light
  61. The 'Sanskriti Express' train is a tribute from the Indian Railways to which Indian Nobel laureate?
    A) Rabindranath Tagore
  62. Which was Indian television's first soap opera?
    A) Hum Log
  63. According to tradition, which style of painting is said to be originated in the Ramayana, when King Janaka commissioned artists to do paintings for the marriage of his daughter, Sita, to Lord Rama?
    A) Madhubani
  64. Which was India's first fully indigenous passenger car?
    1. Maruti Suzuki
    2. Hyundai Santro
    3. Honda Accent
    4. Tata Indica
      A) Tata Indica (of course Suzuki, Honda, and Hyundai are foreign)
  65. Which of the following sports/games originated in India?
    A) Chess
  66. Which of the following is not a 'Classical Language' of India?
    A) Hindi (Tamil, Sanskrit, Kannada, Telugu are the 4)
  67. 'Losar' meaning the 'New Year' is celebrated in which part of India?
    A) Sikkim (Tibet)
  68. Which contemporary Indian writer was born as 'Nilanjana Sudeshna'?
    A) Jhumpa Lahiri
  69. Who was the director of Bollywood blockbuster '3 Idiots'?
    A) Rajkumar Hirani
  70. India celebrates the 'National Science Day' on 28th February every year in honor of which scientist?
    A) C.V. Raman for the Raman Effect
  71. Which Indian freedom fighter was born as 'Manikarnika' in the city of Varanasi?
    A) Rani Laxmibai
  72. Pick the odd one out.
    1. Tapti
    2. Mahi
    3. Narmada
    4. Kaveri
      A) Kaveri is the only East flowing one.
  73. Who amongst them was a professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, who was also an advisor of Google and Paypal?
    A) Rajeev Motwani
  74. Who was the first "crorepati" in the T.V. show Kaun Banega Crorepati?
    A) Harshavardhan Navathe
  75. The movie Slumdog Millionaire is an adaptation of which novel?
    A) Q & A
  76. What special about the movie 'My Dear Kuttichathan' released in 1984?
    A) The first 3D movie released in India
  77. Which of the following cities doesn't have a 'Jantar Mantar'?
    A) Udaipur
  78. Which state capital in India is also known as the 'Scotland of the East'?
    A) Shillong
  79. Which form of art did Maharani Gayatri Devi help revive?
    A) Blue Pottery
  80. Which athelete is known as Payolli Express?
    A) P.T. Usha
  81. Tirupati, the famous temple town is in which state?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
  82. If I am good at penning 'Thrilling Tales' without 'Too Much Trouble' as I walk you on the 'Roads to Mussoorie' to a 'Stairway To Nowhere' and 'The India I love' then who am I?
    A) Ruskin Bond
  83. Used in India before our independence, the term derives from the Latin prefix meaning "in the place of" and a French word, meaning king. What word?
    A) Viceroy ('Vice' - "in the place of", 'roi' - king)
  84. The letter "M" stands for which city in the name of the great singer MS Subbalakshmi?
    A) Madurai
  85. Which Vice Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University represented India at UNESCO from 1948-49 and was later Ambassador of India to the Soviet Union, from 1949 to 1952?
    A) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan (He was vice president from 1952-1962. The first presidential election took place only in 1952 :P)
  86. Calicocotton is a cloth named after which Indian port?
    A) Calicut
  87. What was the name of Dhirutarastra's daughter in the Mahabharath?
    A) Dushala
  88. Rabindranath Tagore composed the National Anthem of India and which other country?
    A) Bangladesh (Amar Shonar Bangla)
  89. city is known as the Diamond capital of India?
    A) Surat
  90. Who established Aligarh Muslim University?
    A) Sir Syed Ahmaed Khan
  91. Which famous sufi saint's shrine is in Fatehpur Sikri?
    A) Khwaja Saleem Chisti
  92. If you land at the Choudhari Charan Singh airport which city are you in?
    A) Lucknow
  93. Who laid the foundation of the Maurya Dynasty?
    A) Chandragupta Maurya
  94. Who defeated the Marathas in the third battle of Panipat?
    A) Ahmad Shah Abdali
  95. Who among the following was the signatory to the Poona Pact in the Yerwada Jail near Pune when Mahatma Gandhi was sick?
    A) B. R. Ambedkar
  96. Where do you find the historic gate Rumi Darwaza, named after the great Turkish poet Rumi in India?
    A) Lucknow
  97. Who wrote "Kanan Kusum"?
    A) Jaishankar Prasad
  98. Which one of these schools of the performing arts was founded in 1930?
    1. Kerala Kalamandalam
    2. Sangeet Natak Academy
    3. Margi
    4. School of Drama
      A) Kerala Kalamandalam (Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi - 1952, Margi theater Trivandrum - 1970, School of Drama, New Delhi - 1959)
  99. The greeting 'Jai Hind' was started by which famous person?
    1. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
    2. MK Gandhi
    3. Subhash Chandra Bose
    4. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
      A) SC Bose (though Chempakaraman Pillai is said to have introduced it)
  100. 'Bandi Nata' is the folk play of which Indian state?
    1. Orissa
    2. Maharashtra
    3. Gujarat
    4. Madhya Pradesh
      A) Orissa
to be continued....

RESULTS of this quiz
The schools which qualified in this preliminary test

    Friday, July 16, 2010

    Full List of Epic Browser India features

    The Epic Browser for India based on firefox's own gecko engine has
    many attractive features aside from it's well advertised browser
    It has a set of 1500 applications or addons or Epic Apps as they are
    called which can be installed on the fly from the directory..
    It has built in timer, to do list, games, gmail sidebar, facebook
    sidebar, and a lot of other sidebars....
    It can use firefox's addons, that's an added advantage..
    And when a page is dead, instead of "page load error" message you get
    a lot of options like retrying, searching for a cache at google, and 2
    other web archives, going back, etc...
    And don't forget the hundreds of Indian personas..... Dr APJ Abdul
    Kalam is already smiling at me from my browser.
    And did i mention the video box to which we could drag youtube videos and it will stay in the sidebar while we surf 

    Tuesday, July 13, 2010

    Fifa Latest World Cup Ranking

    Here is the FIFA ranking of the World Cup. The World Cup standings. The World FIFA Ranking will be issued only on July 14, 2010

    FIFA World Cup Ranking (13 July 2010)
    1. Spain
    2. Netherlands
    3. Germany
    4. Uruguay
    5. Argentina
    6. Brazil
    7. Ghana
    8. Paraguay
    9. Japan
    10. Chile
    11. Portugal
    12. United States
    13. England
    14. Mexico
    15. Korea Republic
    16. Slovakia
    17. Cote d'Ivoire
    18. Slovenia
    19. Switzerland
    20. South Africa
    21. Australia
    22. New Zealand
    23. Serbia
    24. Denmark
    25. Greece
    26. Italy
    27. Nigeria
    28. Algeria
    29. France
    30. Honduras
    31. Cameroon
    32. North Korea

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010

    NCERT CBSE Vistas Class 12 Chapter 6 On The Face Of It questions and answers

    Who is Mr Lamb? How does Derry get into his garden?
    Mr Lamb is the owner of the house with the garden. Derry just wanted to see the garden.

    Do you think all this will change Derry's attitude towards Mr Lamb?
    Of course. Because Mr Lamb has a peculiar way of talking. And Derry has been accustomed to thinking that everyone hates him. When he finds someone who doesn't hate him, who's not afraid of him, he is bound to change the attitude.

    What is it that draws Derry towards Mr Lamb in spite of himself?
    Mr Lamb is tin-legged, talks peculiarly, and above all isn't afraid of Derry. He's not bothered about Derry's face, doesn't ask a word about it until Derry makes him do so. He just wants to make a friend out of Derry.

    In which section of the play does Mr Lamb display signs of loneliness and disappointment? What are the ways in which Mr Lamb tries to overcome these feelings?
    Mr Lamb's feeling of loneliness is evident by his exclamation when Derry's leaving. He says that everyone who has come there left saying they would come back. But they would never come back. He tries to overcome these feelings by listening to honey bees, and by making toffies, making friend out of everyone coming to his house, letting kids have crab apples, letting his house have no curtains, etc.

    The actual pain or inconvenience caused by a physical impairment is often much less than the sense of alienation felt by the person with disabilities. What is the kind of behaviour that the person expects from others?
    The kind of behaviour that a person with physical impairment expects from others depends on the person. There are people who falls into the vicious cycle of gaining sympathy and feeling helpless, and then living miserably. People who like to be called 'disabled'. They'd want others to ask about their disability, sympathise with them and may be even lend a helping hand. But there are also people who find opportunities in adversity, who play the best game out of the bad hand nature has dealt them. They'd like others to call them 'differently abled' and to consider them like normal people.

    Will Derry get back to his old seclusion or will Mr Lamb’s brief association effect a change in the kind of life he will lead in the future?
    Derry is very young. His mind and will are plastic. He became a pessimist not by choice, but by chance. There was only sympathetic voices filling his ears until his meeting with Mr Lamb. And that is exactly why he was that lonely boy afraid of everyone. His session with Mr Lamb has brought a profound transformation in his life. He, for the first time in his life saw opportunities. And man's mind once stretched to a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions. So, Derry will excel.

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010

    Kerala SCERT Text books for standard 2, 4, 6 and 8 onine download

    Click here to view Handbooks
    Kerala Reader
    Part-1- (Preface,Chapters: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08)

    English- Course Book

    Kerala Reader
    Part-1- (Preface, Chapters: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10)

    English- Course Book

    Kerala Reader
    AT, BT
    Preface, Chapters: 01, 02, 03, 04 , 05
    AT ( Preface, Chapters: 01, 02 ,03, 04, 05)
    BT ( Preface, Chapters: 01, 02, 03)
    AT ( Preface, Chapters: 01, 02 ,03, 04, 05)
    BT ( Preface, Chapters: 01, 02, 03)
    Hindi Reader
    English- Course Book
    Vol-I , Vol - II
    Part-1( Preface, Chapters: 01, 02 ,03, 04, 05)
    Part-1( Preface, Chapters: 01, 02 ,03, 04, 05)
    Part-1 ( Preface, Chapters: 01, 02 ,03, 04, 05, 06)
    Social Science

    Kerala Reader
    AT, BT
    AT (Part-1: Preface, Chapters),
    BT (Preface,Chapters)
    Part-1 , Part-2
    ( Preface, Chapters: 01, 02 ,03, 04, 05, 06)
    Hindi Reader
    English- Course Book
    Vol - I , Vol - II
    Part-1( Preface, Chapters: 01, 02 ,03, 04, 05)
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    Part-1, Part-2
    Social Science

    Kerala School SCERT textbooks, standards 2,4,6,8, revised textbooks of standard 9, handbooks

    Kerala SCERT Textbooks for standard 9 Revised textbooks

    Kerala Reader
    AT ( Preface, Chapters: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, Glossary, Authors)
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    AT ( Preface, Chapters: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06)
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    Genaral, for Academic Schools

    Physical Science
    Part-1( Preface, Chapters: 01, 02 ,03, 04, 05, 06, 07 )
    Part-2( Preface, Chapters: 08 , 09 ,10, 11, 12, 13 )
    Biolagical Science
    Preface, Chapters: 01, 02 ,03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 )
    Part-1( Preface, Chapters: 01, 02 ,03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 )
    Social Science
    Part-1, Part-2
    Click here to view Handbooks


    related: Kerala School SCERT textbooks, standards 2,4,6,8, revised textbooks of standard 9, handbooks

    Kerala School SCERT textbooks, standards 2,4,6,8, revised textbooks of standard 9, handbooks

    it@school initiatives
    Download revised Text books for standard 9 & Textbooks for standard 2, 4, 6, 8, Teachers hand book- std 2,4,6,8, ICT hand book-std 5,6,7
    The revised Text books for standard 9, ICT textbook for std-8 & text books for standard 2, 4 ,6 and 8 along with Teachers hand book for standard 2, 4, 6, & 8 and students ICT hand book for standard 5 6 & 7 is now being published in electronic format. The text book is been uploaded in chaper/module/part basis. The student/teachers can download these from the link given below:
    1. Revised textbooks for standard 9 click here......
    2. Revised ICT textbook for standard 8 - Malayalam - English
    3. Text books for standard 2, 4, 6 and 8 click here.......
    4. Teachers Hand book for standard 2, 4, 6 and 8 click here.......
    5. Students ICT hand book for standard 5, 6 and 7 click here....
    There is an online centralised system for ordering textbooks for unaided schools. Unaided schools have to register first and then login to order. for this click here

      Wednesday, February 24, 2010

      Kerala Schools Standard X Textbooks, SCERT class 10

      Update: These are old textbooks!! For new SSLC textbooks (new class 10 textbooks) click here

      Click Here to Get Kerala Government Schools, SCERT Class 10 Textbooks Online

      Here are the standard X, class X class 10 textbooks of Kerala Schools, SCERT Class 10 Textbooks.

      There are English, English Practice, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, Arabic, Sanskrit, Tamil and Urdu textbooks in the language section.

      Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History, Information Technology IT, Mathematics, Maths, and Physics textbooks in English, Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil Medium..
      PDF textbooks..


      Tuesday, February 23, 2010

      Why to Have A Spare Blog To Post Anything That Comes To Your Mind At All

      If you're like me you probably have a main blog which has a decent amount of readers. And you probably have plenty of other blogs too which you rarely publish to.

      But almost all the thoughts that come to your mind won't fit the niche of your main blog. But your mind will not allow yourself to have a topic unpublished in the world wide web.
      So what do you do???

      Create a dustbin like blog. A spare blog. Something like ASD's - Just That.

      And you post anything that won't fit your main blog there. It can be posts which can fetch you a lot of organic hits (hits from search engines) or posts that aren't meaningful at all. Or posts like your comments about the cricket match you just saw... Anything could be posted to that blog. And it could be aggressively monetized too...
      Just tell out everyone that it is not your main blog, and that it is your spare blog where there could be anything, waste, s**t, etc, etc. etc..
      And ask them to follow your main blog too, that way you could earn a lot more readers for your main blog too..

      How's that idea?

      Fixture of India South Africa Tour 2010 ODI, tests

      Click here for the complete fixture of India vs South Africa from Cricinfo

      There are two tests and 3 one days.

      1st test: Feb 6 - Feb 9, Nagpur
      2nd test: Feb 14 - Thu Feb 18, Kolkata
      1st ODI: Feb 21 (Day/Night), Jaipur
      2nd ODI: Feb 24 (Day/Night), Gwalior
      3rd ODI: Feb 27 (Day/Night), Ahmedabad

      online Transfer and Postings website for Kerala government govt Higher Secondary school teachers

      The website for transfer and postings for kerala government teachers, aeos, hm, head masters, assistant educational officers, etc is not it is

      For easy access click the below links
      Click here for Online Transfer and Posting for Govt School Teachers 2010-11
      Click here for Online Transfer and Posting for HM/AEOs 2010-11

      What Matters in Professional Typing

      It all depends on how fast you can type. For example, I can type about fifty one words per minute. But you may not be able to type as fast as me. But you can always catch up using useful softwares like phrase-express. I mean that is how it has been done for millions of years over and over again. Those who cannot do something use some machines to do things. That is what human beings are known for. And you know what ? If you can type fast, really fast, like I do, you can do things...
      Typing fast is an art. You may be typing lighting quick in your chat client with your friends. But when you must write neatly, suppose you are writing a letter to your boss, without spelling mistakes, or formatting errors, you will have to type without errors and type fast. That is where accuracy comes into play. You may have 109 wpm speed with 50% accuracy. That will translate itself into very poor wordspeed when all that matters is accuracy. Therefore there is no point talking about speed when you are chatting with your friends and telling that you are compatible to do professional typing.

      Tuesday, February 2, 2010

      India's national pledge in hindi

       Here's India's pledge in Hindi (Romanized and hindi font)

      bhaarat mera desh hai | sabhi bhaarateey mere bhai bahan hai | mujhe apne desh sai prem hai aur uski sampann aur vividh parampara par garv hai |
      uske yogy hone ke liye mera prayathn zaari rahega | mata-pita, guru tatha agraj mere aadaraneey honge aur unse mera vyavahaar sammaanpoorn hoga |
      meri prathijna hai ki apne desh aur janata ke prati meri sradha atal rahegi | unki unnati aur samrudhi par hi mera sukh nirbhar hai |
      Jai Hind|

      भारत मेरा देश है | सभी भारतीय मेरे भाई बहन है | मुझे अपने देश से प्रेम है और उसकी संपन्न और विविध परंपरा पर गर्व है |
      उसके योग्य होने के लिए मेरा प्रयत् ज़ारी रहेगा | माता-पिता, गुरु तथा अग्रज मेरे आदरय होंगे और उनसे मेरा व्यवहार सम्मानपूर्ण होगा |
      मेरी प्रतिञा है कि अपने देश और जनता के प्रति मेरी श्रधा अटल रहेगी | उनकी उन्नति और समृद्धि पर ही मेरा सुख निर्भर है |
      जय हिंद | 

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      Sunday, January 17, 2010

      Get Out of Full Screen Mode in Command Prompt and related windows

      If you ever worked in command prompt and switched to full screen just to know how it looks, you will know how difficult it is to get back.

      If every command prompt or similar windows are automatically running in full screen, you must have set the defaults to full screen.
      If you set the default of every command prompt window to be full screen you can change that by
      1. Start --> Run
      2. cmd
      3. the command prompt is now running in full screen probably. Get out of it by pressing alt-enter.
      4. Right click the command prompt button on task bar. 
      5. Select defaults (not properties)
      6. Choose window (among window and full screen modes)
      7. If it doesn't work when you restart command prompt, do up to step 4 again.
      8. Then choose properties.
      9. Set to window
      10. Click OK, and select save for future windows with same title.
      If you just want a quick escape from full screen, or a quick look into full screen. just press alt-enter

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