Thursday, December 31, 2009
I couldn't hang out with my friends nor had a good time with any of them. Almost the entire year I had to be shut inside my house trying to study for my exams. I had to miss two important weddings of my life (first ever wedding of a friend and top it all, my own sister's). I could do nothing to pursue my ambition and I was forced not to work on it even a single day. And also the death of Blackie. Well, enough of crying out. That's not gonna undo anything.
I'm finally happy as the '09 comes to an end. Tomorrow, the new day, the new year, the new decade will be the new chapter of my life. I'm gonna start living my life in my own way once again (sorry friends, your way is not working out for me). I'm tired of doing what is best for me as most of the time I figure out its not. I'm gonna start doing what is more important to me. I hope my life gets back the to be pre '09 or even better.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
TATA DOCOMO Friendship Express:
This is not a great ad but execellent music and creativity. The music here is known as A Cappella (music without any instruments). The best part of this ad is that it starts with the basic du-du-du DOCOMO music and finally gets into fusion with Indian Classical. Who ever composed it, Great Job!
One of the best of its kind and a perfect harmony with everything. Awesome Flute by Naveen, awesome choreograph by Prabu Deva and excellent dancing and acting by Hrithik. A simple story of Pied Piper and innovation! Worth Watching a million times!
I guess most of you will agree with me, this is THE BEST ADS I have seen in a long long time. Lot's of hard work behind this one. Some of you may think its a CGI. But no! Its real humans acting in costumes. And that's what makes these ads even more awesome. They are short, simple and funny. Around 30 ads were created, each about a Vodafone subscription. These ads were made exclusively for IPL 2009.
Click Here to watch all the ads in You Tube in playlist.
You can Download zoozoo ads HERE.
Friday, December 4, 2009
5. Motorola V220 Special Edition = 24,31,751 INR ($51,800)
It is a standard Motorola Mobile studded with 1,200 diamonds and added a keyboard inlaid with 18 carat gold.
4. Vertu Diamond = 41,31,160 INR ($88,000)
The handsets are diamond-encrusted made from platinum. Only 200 of the handsets are produced.
3. Sony Ericsson Black Diamond = 1,40,83,500 INR ($300,000)
Only 5 pieces were produced as of 2007. I'm not sure if many more were produced or not. It is said to have Quad-band with Wi-Fi, an Intel 400Mhz processor running windows mobile 5, and a touch sensitive 2″ screen. It will also include internal memory of 128mb and will come with a 2Gb SD card for external storage, plus a respectable 4 Megapixel camera.
2. Vertu Signature Cobra = 1,45,52,950 INR ($310,000)
Vertu is also pretty rare as only 8 are being made! The Cobra will feature one pear-cut diamond, one round white diamond, two emerald eyes and 439 rubies. Vertu will also be offering a “cheaper” version, ruby free, at $115,000 (£62,162).
1. Goldvish “Le million” = 4,69,45,000 INR ($1,000,000)
Goldvish “Le million” is officially the most expensive mobile phone in the world, according the Guiness Books of Records. The “Le million” has 120 carats worth of VVS-1 grade diamonds
I have no idea who would ever buy any of these. Even if any one does buy, how would they even think of using it??? If they are are not gonna use it then why buy??? Lolz...
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This is a deleted scene from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. This scene takes place in an airport where Chandler and Monica are misunderstood as terrorists. This scene was to be aired two weeks after the Sept 11, 2001. After the WTC incident, the producers decided not to air the scene.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
The teams are -
Group A - Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Canada, Kenya.
Group B - India, South Africa, England, West Indies, Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands.
Indian matches are as follows,
Feb 19 - India vs Bangladesh - Mirpur
Feb 27 - India vs England - Kolkata
Mar 6 - India vs Ireland - Bangalore
Mar 9 - India vs Netherlands - Delhi
Mar 12 - India vs South Africa - Nagpur
Mar 20 - India vs West Indies - Chennai
Quarter finals - Mar 23 (Mirpur), 24 (Colombo), 25 (Mirpur), 26 (Ahmedabad)
Semi finals - Mar 29 (Colombo), 30 (Mohali)
Finals - Apr 2 (Mumbai)
Matches at Chennai:
Feb 20 - Kenya vs New Zealand
Mar 6 - England vs South Africa
Mar 17 - England vs West Indies
Mar 20 - India vs West Indies
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Also India has minted its first bi-metallic coin. The new 10-rupee Coins are minted with nickel and bronze on the outer side and ferrous steel in the inner side. Here is a picture of our new bi-metallic coin. I got one of it about a month back. I got two of them now.
DID YOU KNOW:
- Indian Rupee was the official currency in Pakistan, Oman, Bahrain, UAE, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Seychelles, Mauritius, etc. until 1960's. Since then these countries started using their own currencies.
- The Bhutanese Ngultrum is at par with the Indian Rupee and both are accepted in Bhutan. The Indian rupee is also accepted in towns of Nepalese side of Nepal-India border.
- Some Indian Shops in UK accepts Indian Rupee.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
First of all, India Ranks 3rd in both Test and ODI. India is clearly ahead of the fourth ranked team and only constant poor performance for months together alone will lower India's rank. But India is not far from the 2nd ranked team.
Then I checked the Player Rankings.
ODI Player Rankings:
1. MS Dhoni
2. Yuvraj Singh
7. V Sehwag
No bowlers in top 10.
Yuvraj ranks 8th in all rounders
Test Player Rankings:
1. Gautam Gambhir
6. Harbhajan Singh
10. Zaheer Khan
10. Harbhajan Singh
Gautam Gambhir being on top was a surprise for me. I knew he would be on top 10 but never expected him to be on the top.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
If any bus suffers a break-down or is over-speeding, or even if it decides to take a detour on another route, the fleet managers will know immediately. Apart from all these features, these bus stops might soon have surveillance cameras, FM radio, water vending machine and an ATM machine.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Augustine Volcano, Alaska, on January 30, 2008.
An eruption from Cleveland Volcano, Chuginadak Island, Alaska, taken from a satellite.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thomas Edison is well known for his invention of Direct Current (DC). But what about Nikola Tesla? Have you ever heard of the inventor 'Tesla' or any of his inventions? The only time one might have heard of him in text books is 'Unit of Magnetic Flux Density', which is named after him.
Check through the encyclopedia and find out who discovered the following.
Who discovered Radio? Marconi?
Who discovered X-rays? Roentgen?
Who discovered Vacuum Tube Amlifier? De Forest?
Also check on who discovered the fluorescent bulb, neon lights, speedometer, the automobile ignition system, and the basics behind radar, electron microscope, and the microwave oven.
Very little would the name Tesla be mentioned in these cases, thanks to Edison.
Tesla worked as an assistant to Edison at first. Edison had just invented the electric light bulb, but he needed a system to distribute electricity to houses. He designed a DC (direct current) system, but it had many bugs in it. Edison promised Tesla lots of money in bonuses if he could get the bugs out. Tesla took the challenge and ended up saving Edison over $100,000, which was millions of dollars by today's standards. Edison later refused to keep his promise. Tesla quit not long after that, and Edison spent the rest of his life trying to discredit Tesla (which is the main reason why he is so unknown today).
But there is a huge hidden stories which you would never come across in any books. Visit this page to know more about Tesla and his discoveries.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Here are some of the screen shots of the new Chennai City from Google Earth.
The first thing I wanted to see as soon as I knew that Chennai was updated was the Kathipara Grade Separator. It looks very beautiful, but will be more beautiful if there is greenery around it. Greenery is also a part of the plan and hence hopefully it will be done in another year.
The new images are taken in an angle such that u can make out the height of the building too, whereas in the previous version, the images were taken exactly overhead. This is clearly seen in this image. Its the thiruvanmiyur junction. We can see the Tidel Park and also make out its height. The foot over bridges are also clearly seen.
Here is the Padi Junction. Looks neat as well.
The Toll Plaza of the IT Corridor.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman
Angier and Borden start their own shows individually with Cutter (Michael Caine) being Angier’s engineer and Olivia (Scarlett Johansson) as his assistant, while Borden works with Fallon, his engineer. Both Angier and Borden set out to destroy each others career. Borden brings out a new trick called, “The Transported Man”, where he throws a ball and go through a door and instantly comes out of the other door to catch the ball. Angier is obsessed on finding out how he plays the trick. But later he creates a similar act, gaining more audiences on his side.
The story follows the two magicians' lives, their tricks, sacrifices and their obsession to find out each others secrets. The story taking place on late 18th century also collides with the lives of the scientists Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.
Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackman
Both Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale played their roles to perfection. Joan Bergin’s costumes were attractive. Scarlett Johansson was very pretty in her 18th century attire. The movie is full of secrets and suspense right from scene one and at the end of every scene, a secret or a suspense is revealed. Watch out for the climax!
This movie would keep you on the edge till the end and its a 'Must Watch movie'.
Overall - 9.7/10
Screenplay - 9.5/10
Editing - 9.9/10
Costume - 9.8/10
Monday, June 8, 2009
The first time I ever came across a snake was around 12 yrs ago. I saw my dad chasing something in the garden with a stick. I thought of helping him when he called out not to come nearby at all. Out of curiosity I went near him and saw a snake trying to crawl out of the garden and my dad nearly killed it.
The second time was as nearly as 3 yrs ago. I came home after the culturals at IIT Saarang. I was too tired and decided to sleep without eating. As I was entering my room, mom called out not to go to the room as there is a snake. I was half asleep already and I went into the room to notice the snake had curled on the window grill, which was very close to the bed. I went straight to the other room and slept off. Only in the following morning i realized that there was a snake in my room and when I asked my mom what happened to it, she replied that my dad killed it.
The third one was the most funniest and the best encounter i ever had. It was during the third semester exams and me along with Jabez and Barath were sitting together (I was at the extreme right) and studying in one of the atriums. Suddenly a guy ran across us from right to left and shouted, "Snake!". I turned to see a snake just a meter away from me. I was nearest to the snake and hence i was more prone to be attacked. I just jumped backwards, out of reach of the snake. The snake kept on crawling and ended up near my bag. My bag was opened and the snake comfortably went inside the bag and came back out. By this time one of the security guard came with a stick and chased it away. I found it really difficult to use that bag since then but luckily my exam didn't go bad that day.
The fourth one had been fairly recent. It was a month ago and I was walking towards my college, talking with my sister over phone. As I was walking I saw a snake crawling from the river to the other side of the road. This time I didn't even bother about the snake and it didn't bother about me.
All these snakes I have come across are of the same species (I don't know which one it is). And I realized that these snakes will not harm any human until it feels insecure. That is, if you don't try to harm these snakes, they will not harm you.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Its been nearly 5 months since I posted or read any of my friends' blog. For the last five months I was completely cut-off from the internet. But now I'm back.
These five months hold some special place in my heart. It has been the best and the hardest time of my life (so far). It was the last semester of my college life and surprisingly my entire class was so close together throughout the semester. We never bunked a single class and almost all of us had the attendance of above 90% (for the first time after first sem).
Having only two days of college in a week (thu and fri) each of us were looking forward for those days. Had the best time of our college life, had lots of fun, played lots of pranks and laughed our guts out. For a change, we celebrated our own farewell with our staffs in the staff room. We bought a huge cake and gave it to our staffs and made each of them give a speech.
The last working day of the college was very sentimental. Most of us ended up crying. And on the last day of exams we chatted, joked around and had the last fun at college.
Now that the college has ended, everyone has parted on their own ways. Most of us have no idea where our future lies. I just wish that each of us find a happy future and hope to be in touch quite regularly.