Aug 30, 2012

Change the font style, save the environment

You would be wondered what the font style has to do with environment. Okay. We print lots of papers, reports, documents for one and other reasons. If we select right fonts, it can reduce the consumption of toners, inks or cartridge.

As an attempt I created 200 pages word document having almost 95,000 words. I just changed the fonts to see effect on number of pages.
Verdana - 225 pages
Bookman old style - 218 pages
Tahoma - 216 pages
Arial - 205 pages
Calibri - 200 pages
Times New Roman - 190 pages
Garamond - 182 pages

Then, which fonts to be selected.

So, Garamond, Times New Roman and Calibri are great fonts. But, Calibri has one additional advantage...

Research says by keeping same font size, by changing font style we can save 15-20% inks. Isn't it great and amazing !
Hence, use Calibri or Century Gothic fonts.
Avoid using Verdana or Tahoma fonts.

Another research also bring to our notice that the more pleasant fonts are on the screen, there's less tendency to print the papers. That's why Microsoft and many softwares are having Calibri as a default and preferred fonts.

Switch to Calibri. 

So, print less, save money, save environment.
(Unfortunately, this blog does not support Calibri, it does not mean that you should print the post. Share with others.)

Jan 4, 2012

Cars v/s Hearts

Two friends Shivam and Sundaram, in their thirties, live nearby in Indore city.  They are family friends for last 15 years. Shivam got a White coloured Tata Indica car for last 5 years, while Sundaram has a red coloured Tata Nano.  Sundaram bought it recently.

One fine Sunday morning, three kids in the age range of 2 to 4 years were playing nearby car of Nano Car.  No one was supervising them that time. Shivam was passing by saw that all kids have small stones in their hands. On the other side, there were few minor but visible scratches on Sundaram’s Nano car. It was quite evitable to believe that the scratches have been done by the kids only, alone or together, that’s not known. Eventhough Shivam has not seen anyone doing the act. 

Shivam persuaded lightly to three kids and asked them to throw the stones. To convey the message not repeat such act in a gentle manner. He taken the three kids on a walk and conveyed the message with little emphasis.

Ten minutes later, Sundaram’s mother saw a kid with stone in the hand near red Nano. She claimed that these scratches have been done by this kid only and she saw it by her eyes only. Now, this kid happens to belongs to Shivam. Sundaram’s mother made a big hue and cry. Entire family of Sundaram was upset as their lovely nano got scratches. The same was the scene with Shivam’s family. Shivam conveyed that the act has been earlier by three kids together. But Sudaram’s mother was affirmed that it has been done by Shivam’s kid only.

Sundaram’s family started asking for compensation. See how the relationship can take a turn in few moments only. Shivam’s family refused and replied that it has been done by a minor or minors. But if still they want to take revenge than they are free to do it on Indica car. 

Later, Sundaram called Shivam for a small discussion about compensation. Shivam said that he has something in pipeline for this act. Hence, he would arrange for the repair but need to allow 20 days. Sundaram said he wants to be done today only. Sundaram said he would bear half the cost, looking at long term association. Shivam repeated that wait for 20 days, he will arrange to get it repaired nicely.

Shivam’s family is not aware about this talk. Sundaram’s family is aware as the talk had been held at Sundaram’s house.

Then there was silence for entire day.

Next day morning, Shivam’s Indica had 10 times bigger scratches on his car. These scratches are done with little force and would have been done by someone older than 7 years because of height of scratches.

In both the cases, there’s no direct proof that who has done the act. It’s only belief and perception.

Conclusion: It is presumed that the minors had made scratches on non-living items, but adults (again belief) have made scratches on hearts of living people.  How come Cars are more important than Hearts?

The complex side of Truth remains unexplored. 

(This is based on real incident, few facts/names have been changed)