Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mumbai Flash Mob

200 ordinary Mumbaikars (aged 4-60) come together one busy Sunday evening for the pure joy of dancing. The historic CST station blares 'Rang De Basanti...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Google voice search

There is a feature in Google search where you can search by speaking instead of typing. You just need to click on the microphone symbol and then speak and it shows the search results. I tried. It is funny actually and following are the results I got for the team that played in the 2011 World Cup semifinal- :)

Virender Sehwag- send that log
Sachin Tendulkar- Sachin Tendulkar
Gautam Gambhir- Golf committee
Virat Kohli- .com
Yuvraj Singh- you talk soon
Suresh Raina- swiss china
Mahendra Singh Dhoni- Mahindra singh dhoni
Harbhajan Singh- dancing
Zaheer Khan- safe con
Munaf Patel- update
Ashish Nehra- Washington

It works for common English words, countries etc though. Have you tried it yet??

Thursday, July 28, 2011


 These days I read a lot of news and many amusing things come in my mind. So I thought about it and started this blog post about some headlines around the world, finding some different meaning in them.

1. HEADLINE Lawyer: Strauss-Kahn maid's remarks misportrayed 

All you Cricket lovers there,.....No...there's no mistake there....This headline isn't talking about Andrew Strauss and Zaheer Khan making some remarks to each other!

2. HEADLINE Akram reveals Eric Clapton's desire to see Tendulkar hit 100 th century at Lord's

The century didn't happen at Lords but wouldn't it be nice if Eric can be there to 'Clap' on Sachin's 'Ton of Tons' in the second Test Match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

....more will be added later

Monday, July 11, 2011

Peaceful Warrior

Peaceful warrior is a 2006 movie about a talented but troubled gymnast who meets a spiritual guide. I really enjoyed this movie, well at least those parts of the movie that show the meeting of the gymnast (Dan Millman, played by Scott Mechlowicz) and the spiritual guide ( Socrates, played by Nick Nolte).

Anyone who has been exposed to spirituality,  and enjoys reading, listening to it will definitely love it. It is quite close to that. Here I am going to write about the meetings and the dialogues between Dan and Socrates.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Which Cricketer are you?


Take this most comprehensive, detailed and the best quiz (which includes the profiles of 40 top cricketers!) to find out which cricketer you are most like.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Best baby laughing videos

Following are some of the best baby laughing videos I have come across on the internet.

1. Baby laughing on making a sound.

About this video, I can only say that the baby is just wonderful, with a great ability to laugh!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Get Richer by avoiding this Money Mistake

Guest Post by Ramalingam K, Founder and Director of Holistic Investment Planners for STRAIGHT DRIVES : Get Richer by avoiding this Money Mistake.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Is Osama Really dead?

So the news is out. Osama Bin Laden, the founder of the al-Qaeda organization, responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States and numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets has been declared dead.....

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sathya Sai Baba- Osho

Sathya Sai Baba died on 24 April 2011, which was also Easter Sunday. A little more about him:

Sathya Sai Baba was born as Sathyanarayana Raju on 23 November 1926, was an Indian guru, spiritual figure and educator. He was described by his devotees as an avatar, godman spiritual teacher and miracle worker. The apparent materialising of vibhuti (holy ash) and other small objects such as rings, necklaces and watches by Baba has been a source of both fame and controversy – skeptics consider these simple conjuring tricks while devotees consider them evidence of divinity. Sathya Sai Baba claimed to be the reincarnation of the spiritual guru, Sai Baba of Shirdi, whose teachings were an eclectic blend of Hindu and Muslim beliefs....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Real Life Inception-like

I am sure most of you, if not all, would have seen the movie Inception. If not, you really have missed something. In short it is a science fiction film where Leonardo DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, a specialized spy or corporate espionage thief whose work consists of secretly extracting valuable commercial information from the unconscious mind of his targets while they are asleep and dreaming. Cobb is approached by the wealthy Mr. Saito (Ken Watanabe) asking them to perform the act of "inception", planting an idea within the person's subconscious mind. It involves a whole team with people playing different roles like a  Cobb's partner who takes "point" during jobs and is responsible for researching the team's targets, a graduate student who is recruited to construct the various dreamscapes, which are described as mazes, an associate who uses his ability to take the form of others inside the dream world, and a  chemist who formulates the drugs needed to sustain the dream states.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

IPL-4 Auctions 2011- Most Comprehensive article

IPL 2011 Auction held on 8 Jan 2011 (the first day) is over and it has given some interesting results. Here is a short summary and analysis.

Presenting the teams in alphabetical order and as per the possible lineup with the players at the end of day one in each squad. The amounts for each player might not be exact, taking the conversion from dollar to rupee and thus is a close approximation.

* Have also added the results of the auction on 9 Jan 2011, the second day. The players bought today 9 Jan are not in bold and those bought yesterday are in bold. Now only the domestic uncapped players remain which will make up the bulk of the teams.

* Updating about the uncapped players as well. They are in italics.


*Also please note that according to IPL rules, for retaining one player, 1.8 million dollars or around 8.4 crores will be deducted from total team money allocated of 9 million $ or 41.4 crores, similarly for 2nd retained player, 1.3 million $ or 6 crore rupees, for 3rd retained player, 0.9 million $ or 4 crore Rs and for fourth retained player, 0.5 million $ or 2.33 crore Rs will be deducted. This however DOES NOT mean that it will be the actual salary of those players. It will be what is agreed upon by the owners and the players and this can be more or less than the deducted amount. Thus the auction might say Gambhir has the highest price but Sachin and Dhoni might still be the highest earning players!


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