Mail sent by Narayan Murthy to all Infosys staff:

Mail sent by Narayan Murthy to all Infosys staff:

It’s half past 8 in the office but the lights are still on… PCs still running, coffee machines still buzzing… And who’s at work? Most of them ??? Take a closer look…

All or most specimens are ?? Something male species of the human race…

Look closer… again all or most of them are bachelors…

And why are they sitting late? Working hard? No way!!! Any guesses??? Let’s ask one of them… Here’s what he says… ‘What’s there 2 do after going home…Here we get to surf, AC, phone, food, coffee that is why I am working late…Importantly no bossssssss!!!!!!!!!!!’

This is the scene in most research centers and software companies and other off-shore offices.

Bachelors ‘Passing-Time’ during late hours in the office just bcoz they say they’ve nothing else to do… Now what r the consequences…

‘Working’ (for the record only) late hours soon becomes part of the institute or company culture.

With bosses more than eager to provide support to those ‘working’ late in the form of taxi vouchers, food vouchers and of course good feedback, (oh, he’s a hard worker….. goes home only to change..!!). They aren’t helping things too…

To hell with bosses who don’t understand the difference between ‘sitting’ late and ‘working’ late!!!

Very soon, the boss start expecting all employees to put in extra working hours.

So, My dear Bachelors let me tell you, life changes when u get married and start having a family… office is no longer a priority, family is… and That’s when the problem starts… b’coz u start having commitments at home too.

For your boss, the earlier ‘hardworking’ guy suddenly seems to become a ‘early leaver’ even if u leave an hour after regular time… after doing the same amount of work.

People leaving on time after doing their tasks for the day are labelled as work-shirkers…

Girls who thankfully always (its changing nowadays… though) leave on time are labelled as ‘not up to it’. All the while, the bachelors pat their own backs and carry on ‘working’ not realizing that they r spoiling the work culture at their own place and never realize that they would have to regret at one point of time.

So what’s the moral of the story??
* Very clear, LEAVE ON TIME!!!
* Never put in extra time ‘ unless really needed ‘
* Don’t stay back unnecessarily and spoil your company work culture which will in turn cause inconvenience to you and your colleagues.

There are hundred other things to do in the evening..

Learn music…..

Learn a foreign language…

Try a sport… TT, cricket………..

Importantly,get a girl friend or boy friend, take him/her around town…

* And for heaven’s sake, net cafe rates have dropped to an all-time low (plus, no fire-walls) and try cooking for a change.

Take a tip from the Smirnoff ad: *’Life’s calling, where are you??’*

Please pass on this message to all those colleagues and please do it before leaving time, don’t stay back till midnight to forward this!!!





Jquery – Ajax

jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript. It is a flexible, query-based source code browser, developed as an Eclipse plug-in. After selecting a java working set of interest, a JQuery user can define his or her own top-level queries (or “browsers”) on-the-fly by formulating logic queries and running them against his/her source code. Alternatively, the user can choose from a variety of pre-written browsers, and use as-is or modify to suit their specific needs. Individual elements in the tree can then be queried individually in the same fashion. The user can specify how query results are organized in the hierarchical tree viewer using a simple variables editor interface.

There are thousand of applications that run with jquery. Because its lightweight its most sought after library source when compared with other scripting languages like javascript. Jquery and ajax combination for a formidable combination and can literally find a way around any problem. Everyone will have his/her time learning jquery. If you are having a base in Javascripts then understanding jquery will be pretty easy task.

While JavaScript doesn’t necessarily be an eye-catchy one, jquery definitely has that one. This one difference, makes jquery hugely. The most common jquery plgins used are UI-Calendar, Jquery Lightbox, Jquery Slider, Jquery Scroller, Jquery Drag & Drop, Accordion(vertical and horizontal), Auto-complete(which I’ve personally used), Jquery Tabs, Progress Bar etc… The jquery has become so popular and developer friendly that it’s almost wiping out the entire usage of flash gallery in web development projects. The latest release in the jquery ui has been the jquery ui 1.8.13.

I can suggest certain articles through which one can learn and try to understand jquery,
Written Articles
• Getting Started with jQuery – this is the official jQuery getting started guide.
• jQuery for JavaScript Programmers – Simon Willison (creator of django) gives you an introduction to jQuery for people who already understand JavaScript.
• jQuery Crash Course – Nathan Smith gives a quick introduction to jQuery on Digital Web Magazine.
• Introduction to jQuery – Rick Strahl,

• jQuery Fundamentals – open-source e-book written by Rebecca Murphey in collaboration with other well-known members of the jQuery community.
• jQuery Enlightenment – Cody Lindley’s e-book covers advanced topics on jQuery with links to working code examples in jsbin.

Web Link

The above mentioned sites and books have helped me a lot in understanding and getting deep into the world of Jquery.
The very basic code for jquery is as follows :


click me, I will disappear.


The first step will be to try and figure out the above code by yourself and change the paragraph tag(

) and replacing with

tags and so on. And before you know it, you will be addicted to jquery and you’l try to use jquery wherever and whenever possible.

That’s for now guys… Happy Coding…!!