Saturday, January 13, 2007

PSLV ISRO India launches 4 satellites - II

PSLV ISRO India launches 4 satellites - II

PSLV ISRO India launches 4 satellites

10th Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
The PSLV-C7 blasted off into space at 9.24 am Jan 9, 2007 from the spaceport at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, 160 km from Chennai.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

AirSwitch - How lazy are we getting !



Actually its kinda cool.
I like it.
It's like a magician trick :)

http://www.mathmos.com/usa/erol.html#2738X0

Checkout these guys. They have lots of other cool stuff too.

Green Cells - Recharging Through USB


Cool way to recharge cells. Through USB.

http://www.usbcell.com/

Hi Tech and No Tech - Wooden USB




http://www.oooms.nl/

Friday, December 15, 2006

Semacode

"The Japanese arm of Amazon, an online retailer, offers a service that allows subscribers to carry out a cheeky price check while browsing a bookstore. Snap a picture of the bar-code on a book or CD, and a quick over-the-air look-up will tell you if Amazon’s price is lower. Japanese consumers can even use the technology to find out how fresh their fish is. Scan the bar-code on its packaging, and a text message arrives in seconds detailing when it was caught, on which boat, and even the
name of the fisherman who reeled it in."


Economist

What is semacode?

Friday, December 08, 2006

HSBC Bank Hot Girl TV Ad Commercial



Courtesy : Sun Network

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Aishwarya Rai Lux TV Ad commercial



Courtesy : Sun Network

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I was really in for a surprise when I came across this statistics.

Iran, is the Number One Nation in the world when it comes to Total Troops.
They also seem to be second only to Korea when it comes to number of troops per 1000 citizens.

List of countries by number of total troops

Their paramilitary forces alone count for a staggering 11 million.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Mystery of Digits

Friday, March 17, 2006

Diminished Value - Car, auto insurance

This is something that all car owners should know and which many do not.

When a car is involved in an accident and suffers repairable damage, the insurance company sends an agent to examine the damage and estimate the repair cost, which the insurance company will pay, after deductible.

You got your car repaired, taken care by insurance company, everybody is happy, right?

Not exactly!

When a car is involved in an accident, even thought it is repaired, it will suffer a loss when you try to sell the car. The buyer will definitely try to bargain few hundred dollars more as the car was involved in an accident. So basically the car suffers a loss in its value. This is called Diminished Value.

Who pays for it! Duh!

So when you make a claim, make sure that you also claim the diminished value.

You have to be careful even when choosing an insurance company. Not all insurance company pays for diminished value. You will have to read those (in)famous "fine print" in the insurance agreement.

I learned it the hard way.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Things that Life is teaching me...

One should not live for what others would say.

Money should only be spent in the following three ways. To make one's own life better, to invest and make more money and to teach others to earn a better life.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

ACTUAL SENTENCES FOUND IN PATIENTS' HOSPITAL CHARTS

# She has no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.

# Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.

# On the second day the knee was better, and on the third day it disappeared.

# The patient is tearful and crying constantly. She also appears to be depressed.

# The patient has been depressed since she began seeing me in 1993.

# Discharge status: Alive but without my permission.

# Healthy appearing decrepit 69-year-old male, mentally alert but forgetful.

# The patient refused autopsy.

# The patient has no previous history of suicides.

# Patient has left white blood cells at another hospital.

# Patient's medical history has been remarkably with only a 40-pound weight gain in the past three days.

# Patient had waffles for breakfast and anorexia for lunch.

# Between you and me, we ought to be able to get this lady pregnant.

# Since she can't get pregnant with her husband, I thought you might like to work her up.

# She is numb from her toes down.

# While in ER, she was examined, X-rated, and sent home.

# The skin was moist and dry.

# Occasional, constant infrequent headaches.

# Patient was alert and unresponsive.

# Rectal examination revealed a normal size thyroid.

# She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life, until she got a divorce.

# I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for physical therapy.

# Both breasts are equal and reactive to light and accommodation.

# Examination of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.

# The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.

# The patient was to have a bowel resection. However, he took a job as a stockbroker instead.

# Skin: somewhat pale but present.

# The pelvic exam will be done later on the floor.

# Patient was seen in consultation by Dr. Blank, who felt we should sit on the abdomen and I agree.

# Large brown stool ambulating in the hall.

# Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.

The things that parents do haha

Some excuses received by high school attendance offices in notes from parents.


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Dear school: Pleas exkuse John for being absent on January 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33.

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Chris have an acre in his side.

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Mary could not come to school because she was bother by very close veins.

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John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.

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I kape Billie home because she had to Christmas shopping because I didn't no what size she wear.

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John was absent yesterday because he had a stomach.

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Please excuse Gloria, She been sick and under the doctor.

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My son is under the doctor's care and could not take fizacal ed. Please execute him.

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Lillie was absent from school yesterday as she had a gang over.

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Please excuse Blanch from P.E. for a few days. Yesterday, she fell out of a tree and misplaced her hip.

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Please excuse Joyce from jim today. She is administrating.

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Please excuse Joey Friday, he had loose vowels.

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Carlos was absent yesterday because he was playing football, he was hurt in the growing part.

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My daughter wouldn't come to school Monday because she was tired. She spent the weekend with some Marines.

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Please excuse Sandra from being absent yesterday. She was in bed with gramps [cramps].

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Ralph was absent yesterday because of a sour trout [sore throat].

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Please excuse Wayne for being out yesterday because he had the fuel [flu].

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Please excuse Johnnie for being. It was his father's fault.

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Maryann was absent Dec. 11-16, because she had a fever, sore throat, headache, and upset stomach. Her sister was also sick, fever and sore throat, her brother had a low-grade fever. There must be the flu going around, her father even got hot last night.

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Please excuse Sara for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot.

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Please excuse Lupe. She is having problems with her ovals.

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Please forgive Clarence for being absent from school the past few days. He was home sick from an operation. He had penis trouble and had to be serpent sized.

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The basement of our house got flooded where the children sleep so they had to be evaporated.

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Please excuse Pedro from being absent yesterday. He had diah diahoah dyah the shits.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Who are we?

"We are spiritual beings having a human experience." - Yogi

Read the above recently. WAW.
That is an amazing thing to see life that way.It truly is.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Why sardarji failed in Maths

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Shit happens

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Committee

When a panel of doctors was asked to vote on adding a
new wing to their hospital: the Allergists voted to
scratch it and the Dermatologists advised no rash
moves.


The Gastroenterologists had a gut feeling about it,
but the Neurologists thought the administration had a
lot of nerve, and the Obstetricians stated that they
were all laboring under a misconception.


The Ophthalmologists considered the idea
short-sighted; the Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead
body!", while the Pediatricians said, "Grow up!"


The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness;
the Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole
thing and the Radiologists could see right through it!
Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow.


Plastic Surgeons said, "This puts a whole new face on
the matter." The Podiatrists thought it was a step
forward, but the Urologists felt the scheme wouldn't
hold water.


The Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a
gas, and the Cardiologists didn't have the heart to
say no.


And in the end, the Proctologists left the decision up
to some asshole who didn't give a shit.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Bride Kidnapping

Bride kidnapping is so common here. In fact it’s part of their ancient tradition.

Welcome to Kyrgyzstan.



It is a local custom here that when a boy wants to marry a girl or he sees a girl and likes to marry her, he just kidnaps the girl, mostly with help of friends.
The girl then is brought to the boy’s home where his family tries to force the kidnapped girl to wear a scarf on her head. Tradition dictates that once the bride accepts the ceremonial scarf, the matter is settled and the wedding can commence.

The girls say "Only one in 100 Kyrgyz girls marries her true love".

Very few girls, after putting up a strong fight, are left free. But once she leaves, the women in groom’s family sit outside and curse the departed girl. They say that her child will be a drunk and that her mother-in-law will be cruel.

What happens to the girls who accept the ceremonial scarf and wed? Most of them are very happy.
Some say “After the kidnapping, you've no choice. You start loving, even if you don't want to. You have to build a life."
Some are even happy this happened in their life.

What do the girls parents feel about this whole thing?
Well, the mother of the girl, as she herself has been through this, and as it’s part of their ancient tradition, they are pretty cool about it.

During Soviet times, bride kidnapping was banned, but in the past decade, the old tradition has revived, especially in rural areas.

For centuries, Kyrgyzstan was a remote, mountainous outpost along the Silk Road to China. Under Soviet rule, few Westerners ventured here. But since the country gained independence in 1991, Kyrgyzstan is slowly opening to the West.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Worst Ad Campaign

Worst ad campaign idea of all time. It was the seventies and the agency was workshopping ideas for a tobacco company client with the clients sales dept. One of the creative geniuses said "I know, let's market a horoscope brand (horoscope was big at the time - as in "baby, what's your sign?"). Each month we'll release a different horoscope type, Leo, Gemini, Pisces and so on". This was met with general nods and agreement until the sales manager for the tobacco client said "And what happens when we get to Cancer?" At which point a lunch break was called....

Friday, March 11, 2005

Can you believe it?

Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could've an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen
nuggets.
"We don't have half dozen nuggets," said the teenager at the counter.
"You don't?" I replied.
"We only have six, nine, or twelve," was the reply.
"So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?"
"That's right."
So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets.

I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those
"dividers" that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed.After the girl had scanned all of my items,
she picked up the "divider", looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it.
Not finding the bar code she said to me, "Do you know how much this is?"
I said to her "I've changed my mind, I don't think I'll buy that today."
She said "OK," and I paid her for the things and left.
She had no clue to what had just happened.

A lady at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly. When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said
she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM "thingy."

I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car.
"Do you need some help?" I asked.
She replied, "I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can't get into my car.Do you think they (pointing to a
distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?"
"Hmmm, I dunno.Do you have an alarm, too?" I asked.
"No, just this remote thingy," she answered, handing it and the car keys to me.
As I took the key and manually unlocked the door, I replied, "Why don't you drive over there and check about the batteries. It's a long walk."

Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift.One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, "I'm almost out of typing
paper. What do I do?"
"Just use copier machine paper," the secretary told her.
With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five "blank" copies.

I was in a car dealership a while ago, when a large motor home was towed into the garage. The front of the vehicle was in dire need of repair and the
whole thing generally looked like an extra in "Twister."
I asked the manager what had happened. He told me that the driver had set the "cruise control" and then went in the back to make a sandwich

My neighbor works in the operations department in the central office of a large bank. Employees in the field call him when they have problems with
their computers. One night he got a call from a woman in one of the branch banks who had this question: "I've got smoke coming from the back of my
terminal. Do you guys have a fire downtown?"

Police in Radnor, Pa., interrogated a suspect by placing a metal colander on his head and connecting it with wires to a photocopy machine.
The message "He's lying" was placed in the copier, and police pressed the copy button each time they thought the suspect wasn't telling the truth.
Believing the "lie detector" was working, the suspect confessed.

A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs to take her kid to the emergency room, the kid was eating ants.The dispatcher
tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and should be fine, the mother says, I just gave him some ant killer.....
Dispatcher: Rush him to emergency!


Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid."

Saturday, January 22, 2005

BMW logo




The BMW logo is symbolic of a white propeller blade, against a blue sky. It reflects the origins of BMW as a maker of military aircraft engines during the first world war.

It is a good example of a strong brand-led company retaining the best of its heritage in the form a of distinctive logo design, without placing too much emphasis on the origins of the logo itself.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

The Hunza people - Healthiest people on earth

The Hunzakuts or the Hunza people, a tribe, living in north west Pakistan live 100-120 years. They have no trace of cancer. Everyone has a perfect vision. Cardiologists cannot find coronary heart disease. They have no ulcers, appendicitis or degenerative disease. They don't have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. They have no kidney stones, tooth decay, arthritis, osteoporosis or any other heart disease. Being happy and content, excelling in charm and intelligence, the Hunzakuts are free of disease.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

"Don't forget, all this was organised by a Jewish organisation. The airfare for the children and their parents is being taken care of by a Christian organisation. The patients are Muslims and the operation is being done in India, a secular country."

http://in.rediff.com/news/2004/mar/08spec.htm

Monday, November 15, 2004


Aru Nayar Posted by Hello
Aru Nayar in jewels worth Rs 3 crore. Source : Kungumam

Sunday, October 31, 2004

I just read today in news that Reliance Energy is plannning to enter Nuclear Energy market. If so they will be the first private company to enter Nuclear energy market in India. Iam sure very soon Arundathi Roy will be crying about it.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Bush bulge


During debatePosted by Hello


During debatePosted by Hello


RanchPosted by Hello


LifevestPosted by Hello


Earpiece & TransmitterPosted by Hello


CloseupPosted by Hello

There is a rumor on the Internets, oops...sorry, Internet :) ...yeah, there is a rumor on the Internet that George Bush is wearing a small earphone when he's speaking in public. Of course this includes the 3 presidential debates. Sceptics say this may be a health device also. Some even say this may be a GPS transmitter or bullet proof vest. In my opinion, it looks more like a health device. But you can come to your own conclusion.
http://www.visualfuturist.com/bushiswired/

WTC Scrap in India

More than 30,000 tonnes of potentially hazardous steel and other waste scrap from the site of the September 11th World Trade Center (WTC) disaster in New York has been unloaded in Chennai and stored in a site in Manali.

Chinese compass points south.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Quote : "I once met a retired forest official who told me, in confidence, that Veerappan was actually doing the forest department’s work: for every sandalwood tree he cut down, he used to plant 50!" -Sauvik Chakraverti, senior journalist and freelance writer.

Veerappan as a respectable businessman

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Traffic fines in Finland

Recently I came to know that in Finland, traffic fines are proportionate to the latest available data on the offender's income.

That's very intresting. Wish they had rules like that everywhere (and most important, enforce them).

Saturday, October 02, 2004

VOTE - What is that?

We talk a lot about elections and vote.

Well what exactly is vote?
Do you even know that VOTE is an acronym!
VOTE stands for Voice Of Taxpayers Everywhere.

Thanks to Swarnamalya, Ilamai Puthumai. Sun TV.