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Monday, August 25, 2003



Net provides new possibilities in human relations
Kuljit Bains
UT of sight need not necessarily mean out of mind. The Internet today has moved beyond being a novelty or a fancy concept for the youngsters. It is connecting real people — like grandparents or couples living away from each other — to real people, even in an apparently less-connected country like India. All this connectivity is giving rise to a new social force that did not — rather, could not — exist earlier.

E-shopping boom on hold
Madhuri Sehgal
NDIANS are spending more time online and less at their favourite malls, thanks to shopping portals, which are wooing the consumers with their attractive offers and the option of delivering goods at the doorstep. However, according to experts, for e-commerce to prosper in India, proper business strategies, flexible payment modes and better infrastructural set up are needed.

Lankans’ dream — Offshore job and foreign spouse
Manoj Kumar
SPEND one to two hours daily on the Net for exploring job opportunities abroad, besides chat and e-mail. A number of my friends have gained admission to the universities in the UK, USA and Canada via the Internet," says Sumal Desilva, 24, desirous of joining a course in hotel management and catering.

The dirty half-dozen
Gurpreet S Arora
VIRUS is a program that reproduces its own code by attaching itself to another program. It is basically a self-replicating program written for destructive purpose. It interferes with the computer’s operating system (the basic software that runs the computer). Viruses are designed to replicate and elude detection.

by Sandeep Joshi

Can you give me a 10” x 8” curtain for my Windows ‘98 PC .

Finding second-hand RAM not easy
Jasjot Singh Narula
EEP at boot up! Beware. Your PC could be in distress. One of the many reasons could be RAM (Random Access Memory) failure. RAM, whose biggest enemies are dust and moisture, can actually pique a PC user if it crashes. Non-availability of RAM is not the reason. Non-availability of compatible RAM, however, is.

What’s in a Website’s name?
A lot, say Sun...

Ela Dutt
HEN Indian American Sandeep Sood named his firm DeepSun, he had no idea he might infringe someone else’s brand name. He had checked the Web and found there was no other company by that name in late 2001. So Sood was surprised when computing giant Sun Microsystems filed an opposition to his application with the US Patent and Trademark office.


Dr Tribune
Your questions on computer-related problems are answered here.

Guest Speak: Hear what the news-makers have to say
New model of business process should emerge
Chandra Kant

Web Jingle: An ear lent to the music on the World Wide Web
...kehte hain mujhko Hawa Hawaii
Amit Puri

Book Review: IT in print
World Wide Web relies heavily on Unix

Laxmi Kant Verma

A glossary of new IT terms

Cyber Humour: A choice of IT humour culled from the Net
Had life been software
Sunil Sharma

Dotcom World: Sites visited
Legal advice on portals

Vinod Kumar

Downloads: Free downloads reviewed
Know file size; delete spam from server
Raman Mohan

Newsscape: A quick glance at what's happening on the news front

  • PCs to predict crime

  • Cyberbullying

  • Anti-virus virus

  • WPS to replace MS in China


  • STMicroelectronics

  • Lexmark

  • NIIT

IT Click: A view of IT events through the lens

Latest offerings: The latest in prices on the Chandigarh market
This time we take a look at various mobiles with integrated camera.