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Every Day is A New Day

New day.. New office location.. New Seat.. So many new things happened to me before this new year comes. Newness always brings enthusiasm and excitement. Hope this New Year also comes with hand full of surprises as Every Day is a New Day indeed..!!!

12 Most Famous Love Stories of All Time

When: 31 BC Where: Rome and Egypt What’s So Special about Their Love: These two had a love so strong, war was waged against them to break them up. When Mark Antony left his wife, Octavia, for the mesmerizing Cleopatra, Octavia’s brother Octavian brought the army of Rome to destroy them. These two lovers were so entranced with each other that they committed suicide rather than be apart- the ultimate Romeo and Juliet true love story.

Mahatma`s Teachings

I like both the movies MunnaBhai MBBS and Lage Raho MunnaBhai. I dont know about the Gandhi`s political decisions but I believe in his teachings to the nation.

Universal Truth about Boys............lolz!!

Now i truly admit, Google is very very very smart......

Monday, February 27, 2012

Thinkers who Influence Top Global Executives

Who says you have to be a man of action to get noticed? Thinkers and visionaries are now gaining popularity as the ones guiding the big-shot execs of the world. Aimee Groth, of the Business Insider, has listed out the top 10 thinkers of the corporate world.

The top 10 thinkers on the list have been taken from ‘Top 50 Business Thinkers.’ This list was collated by consultancy, Crainer Dearlove.

1. Clayton Christensen

Clayton Christensen Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is well-known globally, for his research on innovation in commercial enterprises. ‘The Innovator's Dilemma’ in 1997 is a book by Christensen, which talks about his theory of disruptive innovation. He is basically a teacher and a consultant. He also has a joint appointment in the faculty groups of Technology and Operations Management and General Management. He is also a faculty member at the Harvard Business School. He presently serves as a Board of Director in TCS. He was also a project leader and consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). His other prominent books are – ‘The Innovator's Prescription’ in 2009, ‘Disrupting Class’ in 2008, ‘Seeing What's Next’ in 2004 and ‘The Innovator's Solution’ in 2003. These books of his have won many accolades in the American Healthcare System. The College of Healthcare Executives conferred him with the James A. Hamilton Award in 2010 for ‘The Innovator's Prescription.’ He received the ‘Extraordinary Teaching Award by the MBA class’ in 2010.

2. W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

W. Chan Kim is among the top authorities in managing multinational corporations by providing advice eon innovation and business strategies.  He was placed on the prestigious list of ‘Top Ten Most Influential Business Thinkers in the World’ by Thinkers50 in the years – 2007, 2009 and 2011. The Journal of International Management has called him ‘Most Influential Academics in Global Strategy in the World.’ He has co-written the book – ‘Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant.’ This book has been translated into more than 41 languages. This book is seen as changing the face of strategic business thinking. 

This book could not have been complete had it not been for the immensely talented, Renee Mauborgne. She is among the very elite list of experts, who write on wealth creation business and strategy, innovation. Like her contemporary, she too was placed on the prestigious list of Top Ten Most Influential Business Thinkers in the World’ by Thinkers50 in the years 2007, 2009 and 2011. Both Kim and Mauborgne have co-written various articles for Harvard Business Review.

3. Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan is the Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business. He is also the Founding Director of Tuck's Center for Global Leadership. His education programmes on global management are taught in more than 3 continents. He is a regular columnist in His other articles have been published in Journal of Business Strategy, Decision Science, Organizations and Society, Accounting, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review and Harvard Business Review. He was also the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at GE. His books include – ‘The Other Side of Innovation’ and ‘Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators: From Idea to Execution.’ Hi study, The Emotionally Bonded Organization: Why Emotional Infrastructure Matters and How Leaders Can Build It’ will be published in the coming months. He has also co-written ‘How GE is Disrupting Itself’ for the Harvard Business Review.

4. Jim Collins

James ‘Jim’ Collins is a lecturer, author and business consultant. He teaches on sustainability and growth of a company. He regularly contributes to Fortune, Business Week, Harvard Business Review and other reputed journals and magazines. He has written many books, like – ‘Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck - Why Some Thrive Despite Them All,’ ‘How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In,’ ‘Good to Great’ and ‘Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies.’ ‘Built to Last’ was a best-seller in the Business Week for 6 straight years and was translated into more than 25 languages. ‘How the Mighty Fall’ was on the best seller list of Business Week, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. This book has sold more than 2.5 million copies till date and has been translated into 32 languages. The concept of “Level 5 leader” is often discussed in his writings. Such a leader is “paradoxical mix of personal humility and professional will.”

5. Michael Porter

Michael Porter is the present Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. He is perhaps best known for his Management models – Porter’s Diamond Theory and Porter’s 5 Forces Model. His other Management Principles include - Competitive advantage, strategic groups, value chain, generic strategies of cost leadership, product differentiation, market positioning and many more. Management students swear by his works. He is a Chairperson at Harvard Business School's program. He has worked on a dizzying number of publications. Some of them are – ‘How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy,’ ‘Competitive Strategy,’ ‘Competitive Advantage,’ ‘Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition On Results,’ ‘Strategy and the Internet,’ ‘From Competitive Advantage to Corporate Strategy,’ ‘The Competitive Advantage of Nations,’ ‘Towards a Dynamic Theory of Strategy,’ ‘Strategy and Society: The Link Between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility,’ and many more.

6. Roger Martin

Roger Martin is the Dean at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is said to have spear-headed integrative thinking, apart from developing other business concepts. He serves on the boards of many reputed firms, like - Research In Motion and Thomson Reuters Corporation. He also writes regularly for Financial Times’ Judgement Call column, Washington Post’s On Leadership blog and Businessweek's Innovation and Design Channel. He has authored many books but he most well-known for – ‘The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking,’ which utilizes integrative thinking to solve complex problems. His other books include – ‘The Future of the MBA and Diaminds,’ ‘Fixing the Game,’ ‘The Design of Business,’ ‘The Opposable Mind,’ and ‘The Resonsibility Virus.’

7. Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith is a professor and author of management related books. He presently teaches at Dartmouth College's Tuck School and is a speaker at leading business schools. He is the pioneer of the ‘360 Degree Feedback,’ which now has become an integral part of almost all companies.  Because of him, managing people in organizations has become simplified. He has written books, like – ‘How to Get It Back If You Lose It,’ ‘MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It’ and’ The Leader of the Future.’ He has a host of accomplishments in his name. The Economist called him the Most Credible Executive Advisors in the New Era of Business. The Economic Times called him the Top CEO Coaches of America. Forbes called him the Five Most-Respected Executive Coaches. Wall Street Journal called him Top Ten Executive Educators and The Times called him 15 Greatest Business Thinkers in the World. He received the Distinguished Entrepreneur Award in 2009 from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

8. Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham is a business consultant, motivational speaker, researcher and author. He started The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC) in 2006 to develop management education programs. He is best known for his “strengths,” which help in assessing oneself. He has authored and co-authored many books. His publications include – ‘Find Your Strongest Life’ in 2009, ‘The Truth About You’ in 2008, ‘Go Put Your Strengths to Work’ in 2007, ‘The One Thing You Need to Know’ in 2005, ‘Now, Discover Your Strengths’ in 2001 and  ‘First, Break All The Rules’ in 1999. His latest publication is ‘StandOut.’ His books revolve around finding our inners strength and building upon it, rather than looking for something else we are not. He has appeared on TV shows like - Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

9. Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott is a Canadian business executive, speaker, author and consultant. He is the Chairman of nGenera Insight, previously called New Paradigm. He specializes in business strategy, organizational transformation, innovation and how technology affects society and business. He holds three honorary Doctor of Laws conferred by - McMaster University in 2010, Trent University in 2006 and University of Alberta in 2001. He has been the author and co-author of many books. His books include – ‘Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World’ in 2010, ‘Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World’ in 2008, ‘Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything’ in 2006, ‘The Naked Corporation: How the Age of Transparency Will Revolutionize Business’ in 2003, ‘Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs’ in 2000, ‘Digital Economy: Promise and Peril In The Age of Networked Intelligence’ in 1995 and ‘Paradigm Shift: The New Promise of Information Technology’ in 1992. In 2012, he received the Yorktown Humanitarian Award for community service. Thinkers50 say he is "one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, globalization and the economic and social impact of technology on business and society."

10. Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist, speaker and author. He has been working for The New Yorker since 1996. Gladwell had been working for The Washington Post before moving to the New Yorker. He has authored 4 books, all of which have been New York Times Bestsellers. His books include – ‘What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures’ in 2009, ‘Outliers: The Story of Success’ in 2008, ‘Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking’ in 2005 and ‘The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference’ in 2000. His work dwells on research and its implications on social sciences, like - social psychology, psychology and sociology. His work has been appreciated for his powerful writing and lucidity of expression.  He received an honorary degree from the University of Toronto in 2011.  He received an honorary degree from the University of Waterloo in 2007. The American Sociological Association garnered him with the ‘Award for Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues’ in 2007. In 2005, Time magazine listed him among the ‘Most Influential People.’

SmartPhones that Suit your Personality

The phone you carry lets a lot about your individuality. In this smart and mobile world where everything comes catered to your needs and desires these smartphones are designed with demographic traits which silently reveals who you are what you do. Check out these smartphones and do a match the following with your identity before you buy one.

'Sony Live with Walkman' for Music Lovers:

Sony's new smartphone'Live with Walkman' comes with 2 GB of free download from Sony Music content. The phone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and has a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 320x480 pixels of resolution, HDMI output, Bluetooth, WiFi, e-Compass, FM radio, built-in mono speaker 1 GHz Scorpion Processor, 512 MB of RAM, 32 MB of internal storage and expandable memory up to 32 GB via microSD card, 5 MP rear camera features autofocus, 8x optical zoom, face detection and LED flash. For connectivity it has 3G, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and DLAN. This smartphone costs  14549.

The Corporate type ‘BlackBerry Torch 9800’:

BlackBerry Torch 9800 has everything for a corporate citizen. The phone comes with the legendary BlackBerry Messenger, QWERTY keypad, multi touch input, optical trackpad, TFT capacitive screen, megapixel camera, 4 GB internal memory, WiFi, is 3G capable and also has a MicroUSB port. You can invest 27549 on this smartphone to make your work more interesting.


Youngisthan to have ‘Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S’:

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S has the looks, the style, the shape, the trend and the utility too, what else do the youth want. The smartphone comes with an 8 megapixel camera capable of recording 720p HD Videos, runs on Android 2.3(Gingerbread) and has 3G and WiFi for connectivity. It has a 4.2 inch capacitive touch screen with LED backlight along with scratch-resistant surface, 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor, FM Radio with RDS, digital compass, HDMI port, Adobe Flash 10.3 support, document viewer and a microSD support for expanding memory up to 32 GB. This smart looking smartphone is available for  26900.

Inq Chat 3G’ is a Social Networker:

This is the best low-budget social networking phone which comes under a price braket of 7000. This phone is clocked with Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, Google maps, e-mail, messaging, 3G and comes with a good QWERTY keypad,3 megapixel camera 2-inch wide screen, slim and sleek body as well.


Just Play with ‘Sony Ericsson Xperia Play’:

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is meant for gamers. This gaming phone has a dedicated Game Store with the Android market comes with a pleasing interface too. The device has a 4-inch LED backlit screen, multi touch input, Wi-Fi, 3G, 5 megapixel camera capable of recording 720p videos, runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and have the same cool looks as Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Gamers have to shed 22510 for this martphone.

Show Off with iPhone 4:

iPhone 4 comes with best mobile operating system-iOS, has one of the best 3.5 inches LED backlit capacitive touchscreen, IPS TFT , a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash and a front camera as well. But as any Apple product it will burn your pocket and moreover 80% of the most used apps in the iPhone 4 are not free and Indian loves and prefer when it’s free. So if you have an iPhone you are a big guy.


The Multitasking ‘Nokia E8’:

Nokia with its Symbian phones are was the emperor of mobile kingdom till the Android Smartphones came into existence a few years back. Now Nokia is trying to regain its crown with its new Window Phone OS based Lumia Series smartphones. But still the Nokia E8 which runs on Symbian OS is a wonder multitasking phone which comes with a QWERTY keypad, 4-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, an 8-megapixel camera. It also supports social networking, but the sad part is its bit heavy and is not that friendly with Wi-Fi networks. This device costs 22517.

Top 10 Cars in India

India has seen an exceptional growth in the auto industry in the past decade or so. Let's take a look at 10 top selling cars in India.

Maruti Alto
Maruti Alto 

The Suzuki Alto is a small car designed by Suzuki. Its selling points have long incorporated a low price and good fuel economy. The model, presently in its seventh generation, was introduced in 1979. It was launched in the local market on September 27 in 2000. The Alto badge has often been used on different cars in Japan and in export markets. The sales volume for Alto has reached 32,965.

Maruti Swift
Maruti Swift

Swift is a sub compressed car fashioned by Suzuki in Japan since 2000. Previously, the "Swift" nameplate had been applied to the Suzuki Cultus in export markets such as Australasia, Europe, India and North America. In India, Swift was launched by Suzuki as a joint venture with Maruti and the car is known as Maruti Suzuki Swift. In the Indian auto market Swift is offered with seven alternatives, four with petrol and three with diesel engine option. The sales volume is around 18,756. 

Wagon R
Wagon R

Wagon R was introduced in Japan in 1993 and in production by Suzuki till date. The 'R' sets for Recreation.
It is one of the first cars to use the "tall wagon or tall boy" design in which the car is designed to be strangely tall with a short bonnet and more or less vertical hatchback and sides in order to make the most of cabin space while staying within the car dimension restrictions. The sales volume for Wagon R has escalated to 14,888. It has been a money-making car for Suzuki even in the International market, largely since establishing the car in India. Sales of Suzuki Wagon R have reached 5 million units at the end of February 2010. 

Tata Indica Vista
Tata Indica Vista

Indica Vista was introduced at the ninth Auto Expo in New Delhi. The Tata Indica is a rear door automobile range by Tata Motors of India. It is the first ever passenger car from Tata Motors and is also measured as India's first indigenously developed passenger car. Around 910,000 Indicas were produced as of August 2008, and the platform had generated close to 1.2 million vehicles. In 2006-07, the annual sales of Indica have been as high as 144,690 units. Current monthly sales of Indica are around 8000 units. The models have also been exported to Europe, Africa and other countries since late in 2004. The sales volume for Vista is around 11,534. 

Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10

The 5-door hatchback subcompact, Hyundai i10, is produced by the Hyundai Motor Companies. It replaced the Hyundai Atos in some markets with its launch in October 2007. Produced in India at Hyundai's Chennai plant for the domestic and export markets, it is placed at the lower end of Hyundai's hatchback subcompact range. At present i10's sales volume are around 10744. 

Mahindra Bolero
Mahindra Bolero

The rugged car, Bolero Camper is the pick-up version of Mahindra's Bolero UV, a basic pick-up with an optional air conditioner for comfort and designed to be a strong vehicle. Despite the fact that it is based on a decades old platform, its high ground clearance makes it easier to drive on rural Indian roads. The sales volume for Bolero has reached 9,338. 

Tata Indigo Manza
Tata Indigo Manza

The Tata Indigo is a compact car manufactured by Tata Motors of India. The Indigo Manza was launched on 14 October 2009.

The variation is based on the Tata X1 platform which was exhibited by Tata Motors in its prototype form called Elegante Concept during the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. The sales volume for Manza is around 9,272.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Suzuki launched a sedan based version of the Swift called the "Maruti Swift Dzire" in the Indian market. Swift DZire replaced Maruti Suzuki's well-liked entry level sedan, Maruti Suzuki Esteem on March 26, 2008, as the production of Esteem was halted in late 2007. Swift DZire was introduced only in the Indian market.

The Dzire has exactly the same wheelbase as the hatchback version and has an increased overall length due to the addition of the boot. It shares the same 1.2-liter K-series gasoline and 1.3-liter DDIS diesel engines fitted to the hatchback variation. The sales volume for this car is 8,637. 

Tata Nano
Tata Nano

The city car, Tata Nano was launched by Tata Motors. The smallest and the lowest powered car in the world, was designed to be the cheapest car in India aiming at the lowest price section in the Indian domestic market. The car was launched in the Indian market in March, 2009, with a pre-launch price offer of 100,000 (US$ 2100). Among other reasons, the new emmission regulation forced Tata to refine the engine with a higher price tag. The sales volume reached around 7,723 for Tata Nano. 

Maruti Omni
Maruti Omni

Indian automaker Maruti Suzuki has manufactured the microvan, the Maruti Omni. The first version of Maruti Omni had 796 cc engines, same as the Maruti 800. Omni was the second vehicle to be launched by Maruti, one year after the 800, in 1984. The Omni is divided into two categories, the family version and the cargo version. The newer family version has two extra seats directly behind the front seating and facing away towards the rear of the van making it an eight seater. The sales volume for Maruti Omni went up to 7,668. 

Forget good to great - a great employee remarkable.

Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers... they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.
A few hit the next level. Some employees are remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on performance.
Here are eight qualities of remarkable employees:
1. They ignore job descriptions. The smaller the company, the more important it is that employees can think on their feet, adapt quickly to shifting priorities, and do whatever it takes, regardless of role or position, to get things done.
When a key customer's project is in jeopardy, remarkable employees know without being told there's a problem and jump in without being asked—even if it's not their job.
2. They’re eccentric... The best employees are often a little different: quirky, sometimes irreverent, even delighted to be unusual. They seem slightly odd, but in a really good way. Unusual personalities shake things up, make work more fun, and transform a plain-vanilla group into a team with flair and flavor.
People who aren't afraid to be different naturally stretch boundaries and challenge the status quo, and they often come up with the best ideas.
3. But they know when to dial it back. An unusual personality is a lot of fun... until it isn't. When a major challenge pops up or a situation gets stressful, the best employees stop expressing their individuality and fit seamlessly into the team.
Remarkable employees know when to play and when to be serious; when to be irreverent and when to conform; and when to challenge and when to back off. It’s a tough balance to strike, but a rare few can walk that fine line with ease.
4. They publicly praise... Praise from a boss feels good. Praise from a peer feels awesome, especially when you look up to that person.
Remarkable employees recognize the contributions of others, especially in group settings where the impact of their words is even greater.
5. And they privately complain. We all want employees to bring issues forward, but some problems are better handled in private. Great employees often get more latitude to bring up controversial subjects in a group setting because their performance allows greater freedom.
Remarkable employees come to you before or after a meeting to discuss a sensitive issue, knowing that bringing it up in a group setting could set off a firestorm.
6. They speak when others won’t. Some employees are hesitant to speak up in meetings. Some are even hesitant to speak up privately.
An employee once asked me a question about potential layoffs. After the meeting I said to him, “Why did you ask about that? You already know what's going on.” He said, “I do, but a lot of other people don't, and they're afraid to ask. I thought it would help if they heard the answer from you.”
Remarkable employees have an innate feel for the issues and concerns of those around them, and step up to ask questions or raise important issues when others hesitate.
7. They like to prove others wrong. Self-motivation often springs from a desire to show that doubters are wrong. The kid without a college degree or the woman who was told she didn't have leadership potential often possess a burning desire to prove other people wrong.
Education, intelligence, talent, and skill are important, but drive is critical. Remarkable employees are driven by something deeper and more personal than just the desire to do a good job.
8. They’re always fiddling. Some people are rarely satisfied (I mean that in a good way) and are constantly tinkering with something: Reworking a timeline, adjusting a process, tweaking a workflow.
Great employees follow processes. Remarkable employees find ways to make those processes even better, not only because they are expected to… but because they just can't help it.

Stages of Sleep

Every 60-100 minutes we go through a cycle of four stages of sleep
  • Stage 1 is a drowsy, relaxed state between being awake and sleeping - breathing slows, muscles relax, heart rate drops
  • Stage 2 is slightly deeper sleep - you may feel awake and this means that, on many nights, you may be asleep and not know it
  • Stage 3 and Stage 4, or Deep Sleep - it is very hard to wake up from Deep Sleep because this is when there is the lowest amount of activity in your body
  • After Deep Sleep, we go back to Stage 2 for a few minutes, and then enter Dream Sleep - also called REM (rapid eye movement) sleep - which, as its name suggests, is when you dream
In a full sleep cycle, a person goes through all the stages of sleep from one to four, then back down through stages three and two, before entering dream sleep

Social Media Tools You Should Be Using NOW

Social media is everywhere. It's in our homes, places of worship, schools and, of course, our businesses. Everywhere you look, people are using social media and are talking about it. And it seems that every week a new type of social site pops up.
And as the number of social networking sites grows, so does the number of services that are created to measure, track and monitor those services. What's a marketing professional to do?
To help you cut through the clutter, here are the 10 must-use social media tools that can not only help you make sense of your social media efforts but make them more effective.
EditFlow1. EditFlow
EditFlow is a plugin from open source content management system WordPress that allows you to manage your editorial team seamlessly.
With it, you can get a snapshot of your month-to-month content with the calendar feature. It also offers improvedcontent status beyond WordPress' default draft and pending review. And user groups can help you keep your team of writers organized by department or function.
Who should use it and why: Any business owner who manages a multi-author website should give EditFlow a look. This tool can keep all of the things that are important to a multi-author blog in one spot so management is easy, clean and documented.

TweetReach2. TweetReach
This tool allows you to see how far your tweets travel. For example, with TweetReach I can search my blog and come up with these results. It breaks down how many people your messages reach and how many tweets it took to reach them. For instance, TweetReach can tell you how many times your tweets have been shared by retweets, replies and other standard tweets.
Who should use it and why: From a social media manager to a small-business owner, basically anybody who is interested in finding out how effective his or her tweets are based upon the number of people they touch should consider using TweetReach. It can also useful from a metric standpoint in terms of justifying the results of your social media campaigns with senior management or partners.
ArgyleSocial3. ArgyleSocial
This Durham, N.C.-based startup is a social media platform that aims to help marketers connect the business dots with the social media dots. ArgyleSocial offers a single dashboard to monitor Facebook and Twitter that allows you to delegate tasks to your team. It also offers easy reporting on the ROI of your social media efforts.
If you'd like to be an affiliate, you can use ArgyleSocial's white label brand and resell the social media platform to your clients. All of your accounts can be wrapped up into one bill and sent to you to distribute or absorb as an included service.
Who should use it and why: From the social media manager to the one-person business that needs to prove to management, clients or themselves that their social media campaign is paying off.
HootSuite for iPad4. HootSuite for iPad
HootSuite users should be happy with this iPad application. It includes a stationary column in the sidebar that keeps track of all streams being tracked.
Among the other things HootSuite says you can do with this iPad app include checking in using a Foursquare account, scheduling messages to send at a later time, examine click-through statistics, add geo-location coordinates to messages and shorten URLs with a built-in tool.
Who should use it and why: HootSuite for iPad is for heavy iPad users who want to manage their social media content and engagement.
TweetLevel5. TweetLevel
You might be thinking you don't need another Tweet metric tool, but TweetLevel, allows you to specifically search for hashtags, which can lead you to insights on who to follow based upon conversation versus person.
Once you've found someone you'd like to follow, you can use TweetLevel to help measure his or her social influence. You can also evaluate the buzz around a certain topic to determine if it's a trend worth paying attention to. Then take a peek at related phrases around your topic to gauge the true scope of the trending idea.
Who should use it and why: Public relations managers and social media marketing professionals who want to analyze a campaign should give TweetLevel a try. This tool can help you identify the Twitter conversation, where it's going wrong and how to correct that mistake.
ReFollow6. ReFollow
When it comes to Twitter, numbers might not be as important as the people you follow and who follows you.ReFollow is an application that allows you to lock in those followers that you've connected with and make sure they continue to follow you.
Other features include filtering a search on Twitter to uncover insights, such as what you have in common with certain followers. This can lead you to connecting with someone who maybe you're Twitter conversation has been close to zero, but with a simple direct message to that person you can make a connection and build a business relationship.
Who should use it and why: This can be the perfect tool for the person who wants to grow a list of highly-qualified, like-minded people. Consider using ReFollow if your concern is quality over quantity, which it should be.
TwitterSearch7. TwitterSearch
You've probably heard of TwitterSearch but, more than likely, you aren't using it correctly.
New media expert Thomas Baekdal offers a number of little-known tips for using TwitterSearch. For instance, to see what people are saying about your competitors, search with to:competitor or from:competitor. Replace "Competitor" with that company's Twitter handle.
To uncover top trending topics search that topic plus –rt filter:links. For example, "digital marketing-rt filter:links". That code will remove all of the retweets from the search.
Who should use it and why: Anyone who wants to use and search Twitter more effectively should brush up on his or her TwitterSearch skills. And knowing what's trending on Twitter can be a useful way to generate ideas for your business blog. When you see trending topics, you can create a blog post with content relevant to that discussion.
Traackr8. Traackr
One simple way to find and follow people who are influential in your space is to use Traackr. It allows you to identify the "authorities" in your industry who can mean the most to your business or your client's.
What's also useful about Traackr is that you can watch how social media leaders are responding and contributing to content you are sharing. An ad agency, for example, can see who it should target to help social media campaigns get off the ground, build its engagement strategies based upon Traackr's unique intelligence and then see results of those campaigns.
Who should use it and why: Traackr can be a useful tool for either advertising agencies or brands that want to build social media campaigns that improve over time and show how they pay off in the end.
SocMetrics9. SocMetrics
The Topical Influencer platform by SocMetrics is a web-based tool that allows you to identify influencers, understand who these people are, interact with them and then monitor your campaign.
The "Competitive Influence" feature allows you to specify brands and drill down for detailed influencers. What's slick about this tool is that you can narrow your search to a long-tail keyword, seeing who is truly influential.
Who should use it and why: Any marketing professional who wants to build an effective social media campaign based upon influencers in a specific industry should give this a look. SocMetrics can help you harness the power of thought leaders, which in turn can help you build your brand and sell more.
Social Scope10. Social Scope
For BlackBerry users who've longed for an app that combines Twitter and Facebook on one screen, such as TweetDeck for your desktop, consider trying Social Scope.
And on that same screen you'll see a thumbnail image if someone shares something from TwitPic. It also has a built in retweeting feature, hash tag search and will also let you see the entire URL to know where a truncated URL is pointing.
Who should use it and why: Anyone who owns a BlackBerry and has a Facebook and Twitter account is a prime target for this app. It's probably the closest you can get to a desktop-type app on a BlackBerry.

Exotic Honeymoon Destinations in Incredible India

Honeymoon is the most beautiful time that a couple could probably cherish for their entire lifetime. People look for places that offer soothing climate, serene surroundings and beautiful landscape. In India, there are some perfect places for honeymooners to travel. Below are some of the places where you and your partner can visit.


Glistering sands and swaying coconut palms make Goa one of the most favorite honeymoon destinations in India. The major attractions of Goa are the beaches, which are Anjuna, Baga, Colva, Calangute, Varca, Vagator, Candolim, Dona Paula, and Benaulim Beach. Goa offers wide range of choices for the newly-wedded couples, like pristine beaches to spend some beautiful moments, superb night life, restaurants and pubs. Moreover, couples can try out some of the adventurous activities in Goa like beach activities and water sports. The amusing blends of many beaches make Goa one of the beautiful places to spend time with your partner. Goa, is easily accessible with well connected roads.

Kashmir, Heaven on Earth


The Paradise on Earth, Kashmir is one of the perfect honeymoon destinations for couples. Kashmir's major attraction lies in its scenic beauty, snow clad peaks, lush green valleys, Alpine villages, cascading waterfalls, flower gardens etc. Kashmir is a destination worth visiting, during winter season where you can enjoy the boat ride on picturesque Dal Lake. The other major attractions are Gulmarg, Srinagar, Sonmarg and Pehalgam among others. The idyllic weather is sure to fascinate you, enthrall and rejuvenate you, which will make your honeymoon one of the most memorable moment ever. 

Kasauli, the cantonment town


The picturesque hill station Kasauli, is one of the most preferred honeymoon destination in India. The cantonment town is situated in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The scenic attraction of Kasauli is covered with rhododendrons, wild roses, tall deodar, wild flowers and flowering kichnar. The place is also admired for bird-watchers and snowfalls in winter, which are worth watching. The other appealing things are weather, cleanliness and serene hilly areas, which made the place attractive and exotic. Kasauli is located at a distance of about 75 km from Shimla, 65 km from Chandigarh and is well connected by roads.

Coorg, the Scotland of India


Coorg is famously known as "the Scotland of India" and one of the most favorite places for honeymoon. The couple can enjoy the beauty of lush green forest, tall hills, essence of coffee estates and pale green rice valleys in Coorg. The other main attractions that made the place mesmerizing are lies in the calm banks of Kaveri River; waterfalls like Iruppu, Abbey and Mallalli, and Abbi Falls, which would serve a complete honeymoon trip for couples. Well connected roads are there to reach Coorg from places like Coimbatore, Bangalore, Ooty and Mysore.



Andaman, the eastern coast of India is one of the popular destinations for newly-wedded couples. The dazzling sandy white beaches and the rich coral life make the place one of the most exotic. The attraction of this place lies in its natural beauty and places like Neil Island, Rangat, Long Island, Limestone Cave are Parrot Island near Baratang are the most eye-catching. You can also enjoy adventurous activities like cruising, scuba diving, snorkeling, trekking, water skiing, windsurfing and speed boating. The picturesque landscape and beautiful climate make the place attractive for the couples. 

Incredible India - Unexplored Destinations

India is diverse; tourists who traverse through various parts of India have always been fascinated by India's cultural and geographical richness, architectural marvels, exclusive heritage sites, majestic monuments, and exotic flora and fauna. There are zillions of unexplored destinations within the country which offer an unforgettable experience to all types of tourists and make India an awe-inspiring nation. From Himalayas in the north to the Indian ocean in the south, India has an ample number of places that are still left unexplored and unheard of. Lets have a glimpse of some of the best unexplored destinations.

Sandakphu (East India) 

Sandakfu or Sandakphu is the highest peak in the state of West Bengal, India. The Sandakphu is the culminating point of many trekking routes in the Darjeeling-Sikkim region. It is the highest point on the Singalila ridge that forms the border between Eastern Nepal and India. The peaks of Kanchanjanga and Everest can be seen from its summit. Sandakphu is resplendent with the ethereal beauty of magnolias, rhododendrons, primulas and other sub-alpine flowers. It also contains more than 600 varieties of orchids.The temperature swings from -20 C (including wind chill factor) in winter to +15C in summer. Sandakphu gets snowfall in late December to early february. 

Sar Pass and Chanderkhani Pass, Himachal Pradesh

Sar Pass Trail offers an opportunity to enjoy the exquisite beauty of Parvati Valley. For those looking forward to experiencing an adrenaline rush or for those seeking solace with a bit of thrill, head to Sur pass and Chanderkhani pass in Himachal Pradesh, where it is inspiring to tread as very few have done so before. Situated at a height of 13,800ft, The Sar Pass territory has places for trekking and a landscape that changes with every turn you take on the 80km trail.

Lepchajagat, West Bengal

Lepchajagat is located on a hill covered with Oaks forests and beautiful rhododendron. It is situated on Ghoom-Mirik road at the Sukhipokhri near Darjeeling. This place has an astonishing exquisiteness that is difficult to get over. The curious play of colors in the sky strikes you straight away. Partly black and white clouds drift from one hill to another. The other places close by that are not to be missed include Jorepokri, Mirik and Pashupati

Gokarna, Karnataka

Gokarna, with its blue seas and clean sands, coconut palms andpristine quaint beaches is perfect for an idyllic vacation by the sea. Gokarna is located in North Karnataka. A pleasant surprise is the beach which resembles 'Om', the Sanskrit symbol for the invocation that is believed to have created the universe. Gokarna is pretty much a round-the-year destination, although you'd be well advised to avoid it during the monsoon. Also in the Northern part of Karnataka, on a thin strip of tropical sand lies Karwar, bound by the Western Ghats on its eastern side and embraced by the Arabian Sea on the west. 

Sindhudurg fort, Malvan Region, Maharashtra

Filled with fascinating forts and coastlines, the Malvan region is one the premiere places for a peaceful holiday to seep in history or to soak up the sun. Sindhudurg fort stands on a rocky island, known as Kurte, barely a km, from the Malavan is 510kms south of Mumbai and 130kms north of Goa. It is one of the best preserved forts of the Marathas; the 48 acre Sindhudurg fort has a four kms long zigzag line of 9 metres high and 3 metres wide rampart with 42 bastions. The massive walls were designed to serve as a deterrent to approaching enemies and to the waves and tides of the Arabian Sea. Apart from the Fort, one can relax on the beaches of Tarkarli and Chiwla beach in Malwan region. These beaches are neat and clean and very less crowded.