20 December 2007

Tata 1 lakh car

Tata 1 lakh car

Front of Matiz
or Front of Spark
Cousin of Zen Estillo
Back of Wagon R
Height of Santro

Price of Auto Rickshaw

tata 1 lakh car photo (pic) leaked ? No idea how tata car it looks like.

The entire world is eagerly waiting to see the Tata 1 lakh car ($2000 car) and it will unveil on January 10 2008 at Auto Expo in Delhi India. Tata Motors plans to have 6-8 models of the people’s car — codenamed X3 — displayed at the expo. The small wonder car has to travel from Pune to Delhi in a high security. TATA will spend arond Rs 15-20 crore in the 9th Auto Expo.

Once the entire picture of the TATA car is out, it will be the hot news in the year 2008

'Xtra Mileage' details of this budget car at Tata 1 lakh car : People's Car

Jumbo Circus Bangalore

Good news for the Circus Fans, Jumbo Circus is in Bangalore Place Grounds
Is the Circus is slowly dying from our culture ?

Jumbo Circus Poster in Bangalore

Jumbo Circus Time:

Daily 1 PM, 4PM and 7PM

Location : Palace Ground
Jumbo Circus Tent in Bangalore 2007-2008

It will be a hot spot in Bangalore during the Xmas and New Year Holidays

Westerners thinking about Xmas in India

Most of the westerners think that there are no celebrations for Xmas in India. Even most of westerners even think that there is no Muslims and Christians in India. But I feel, India is the one of the best countries where you get the freedom of religion. If you ask a westerner they know about India is a nation of Hindi religion. Yes, they think Hindi is a religion. Its not Hindi, it Hindu and it has a ancient great culture we all are proud of it.

Christmas Star Sale at Jayanagar Shopping Complex Bangalore

Any how India is celebrating Christmas in a grand way and more over all other religions also participate in this event. A healthy relationship between the religions can see all over India. Unfortunately the western media highlight ONLY the odd issues of India and the image in front of the entire world is not so much good.

Special counter at Spar Bangalore on Xmas New year season 2007 2008

Once I was in aboard and came to India for the Xmas holidays one guy told me that 'Hope we will see again' . I just got stunned with his HOPE wish and thought there is some major barriers in his life and asked him is there any problem in your life and never think about suicide ? Then he stared laughing at me and told me that the hope came because I am going to India. The reason what he told me that if I walk in any Indian streets I will get shoot at any time or any building will get collapse and die.

Some more interesting impression from westerner about Indian train journey is that if you travel in the train, somebody (i don't know who) will give a biscuit to eat and you will get unconscious in few minutes after eating it. Then the interesting comment came out from his mouth 'If your are lucky, you will get the underwear!! rest everything will be looted with in no time'.

If one incident happens doesn't mean that it is happening all over India. More over India is the safe place you have the entire freedom to travel and moreover you will never get bored if you travel from one end to the other end. No where else in the world you can find these much diversity in Nature, Culture etc etc.

12 December 2007

Tips for driving in fog

Dense of fog giving troubles in Delhi flights and Bangalore will soon see the fog. It is better to know when we drive in the fog and some tips are given while driving in the fog and share it to others to avoid accidents to our dear and near ones.

Tips for driving in fog

* Drive with lights on low beam. High beams will reflect back off the fog and actually creates a ‘white wall’ effect totally blinding the driver. Of course the lights help other drivers see your vehicle, so be sure they all work.

* Keep your windshield and headlights clean so use wipers and defrosters. This will reduce the glare and increase visibility.

* Reduce Reduce Reduce your speed and watch your speedometer. Fog creates a visual illusion of slow motion when you may actually be speeding. So wath out your speedometer then and there

* Turn off Radio / music system to reduce the distractions from your vechile . Listen for traffic you cannot see. Open your window a little, to hear better.

* Do not overtake vehicles and keep a SAFE distance. Pay special attention at intersections.

* Use the signal lights generously and brake well in advance as you approach a stop.

* Do not stop(park) in the middle of the road.

* Keep a clean cotton cloth ready to wipe the windscreen if such a need arises. News paper also
server the same job

* The safest thing to do is to not to drive in the fog.

* Be 'PATIENT' else you will be a 'PATIENT' in the hospital !!!

What is Fog ?

A thin layer of cloud in the ground level is the Fog. Visibility level is too low in the fog so the distance between the two vehicles may be very small. The visibility level will get reduce 1/4 or less than the normal conditions. Driving on the fog is highly hazardous when you drive. Fog creates a visual illusion of slow motion when you may actually be speeding.

07 December 2007

chinnaswamy stadium gate 8

Bangalore chinnaswamy stadium gate 8 is always get busy when any cricket match will conduct in this Stadium. Very Very long queue forms to get the cricket match tickets . But for the India Pak Test match (Decmber 8 to December 12) there is no rush at all because it is a 5 day match and not much are interested to watch this. But look (Feast For Indian Cricket Fans) the queue at chinnaswamy stadium gate 8 on Indian Vs Australia match immediately after 20 20 cricket world cup.

India Pakistan (IND PAK) Test match (Decmber 8 to December 12) banner at Bangalore chinnaswamy stadium

Cricket fans peeps in to the chinnaswamy stadium near get number 8

Where is the chinnaswamy stadium gate 8 ? In Queens Road, near Cubbon Park, Near to one end of the MG Road where Gandhiji's statue situated.

05 December 2007

Bangalore Festival = Bengalooru Habba

Bangalooru Habba means Bangalore Festival. That is what happen in all over Bangalore in on this week November 30th 2007 to December 9th 2007 .

Information about
Bangalore Habba

* Bangalore annual cultural event
* third edition of Bangalore Festival happening in 2007
* November 30th 2007 to December 9th 2007
* More than 2750 artistes from Karnataka participating in this festival
* 250 artistes from all over India
* Bangalore Habba spread to Mandya, Dharwad, Chikamangaluru, Mangalore, Tumkur
* Open platform to showcase all forms of art from Hindustani Classical Music to Jazz.

Bangalore Habba Rock Festival Free Pass

* music, dance, film panorama, stret theatre, adventure sports, a golf tournament, tennis ball cricket tournament, pulling race, vintage car rally, eat outs, shopping, film shows.
* street plays will be held at 75 junctions in Bangalore
* Entry free for all events

Offical website for Bangalore festival is www.bengalooruhabba.com

bangalore habba event schedule available here

Related reading

Interesting facts about Bangalore

What is Bangalore ?

Kannada Rajyotsava / Kannada Festival

Bangalore to Bengaluru


24 November 2007

world aids day and aids awareness

World AIDS Day is on December 1 st and lot of AIDS awareness needed especially in the youth community.

A poster from Youth AIDS giving a clear message how to get AIDS and how will end up with your life once you get AIDS.

20 'ways' to get AIDS and 14 steps before going to RIP

* Every day, 14,000 people contract HIV

* 40.3 million people now live with HIV

* AIDS kills one child every minute

Beware of AIDS and spread awareness to your community.

Mr. CONDOM King -details here - We need these kind of people to make a good awareness to our community especially in India. There will be different awareness activities in all over India especially in Bangalore about AIDS

National Geographic World Premiere of the YouthAIDS India Documentary is on 1st December 2007 and its details follows.

'In March 2007, YouthAIDS Global Ambassador, acclaimed actress and philanthropist, Ashley Judd teamed up with Bollywood stars Sushmita Sen, Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan to explore how HIV travels from high-risk groups to the general population and why young women are increasingly at risk for infection. On this collaborative tour, the team visited brothels and slums in Mumbai to truck stops in Jaipur to the affluent communities of Delhi. National Geographic Channel will host the world premiere of the film that documents the journey, "India's Hidden Plague." The film will premiere in the US on Friday, November 30 at 10 PM ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel and air internationally on December 1.'

India's Secret Plague (AIDS) program schedule (repeat) @ NGC

1 December 2007, 9:30 pm (Saturday)
2 December 2007, 11.30 am (Sunday)
7 December 2007, 1.00 pm (Friday)
9 December 2007, 8.00 pm (Sunday)
10 December 2007, 11.00 am (Monday)
15 December 2007, 10.00 am (Saturday)
16 December 2007, 2.00 am (Saturday)

Don't forget to watch this.


23 November 2007

Fastest growing Indian Companies

Thirteen Indian companies are among a list of Asia's 100 fastest-growing small and mid-size companies

Asia's Hot Growth Companies - prepared by US financial magazine BusinessWeek.

Taiwan has a credit of 24 companies and with 18 firms from Japan comes in Second place.
Third place credit is with India of 13 compaines

The fastest growing company in Asia is Hong Kong-based Ajisen Holdings followed by Raffles Education of Singapore.

An Exclusive showroom of Titan(Top 100 list) name board is cleaning
@ New BEL Road Bangalore on 23 - November 2007

List of Indian Companies in Asia's 100 fastest-growing companies

Lakshmi Machine Works (17)
Kirloskar Brothers (18)
Godrej Consumer Products (23)
Marico (40)
Colgate-Palmolive India (45)
Hexaware Technologies (53)
GlaxoSmithkline Pharmaceuticals (60)
Panacea Biotec (68)
Bajaj Hindustan (72)
Motherson Sumi Systems (79)
Cummins India (83)
I-flex Solutions (93)
Titan Industries (98)

22 November 2007

Buy Nothing Day

November 24th of every year is the International Buy Nothing Day. No need to confuse about this day. Just simple - Spend a day with out spending !!

Everything we buy has an impact on our planet. Buy Nothing Day highlights the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism.

Buy Nothing Day in India is not at all famous. In Bangalore what I noticed that if the shop is not having a reduction sale, no body will peep into that shop. So some shops will increase the price o and put some kind of special offers for their stuff and people are happy to buy things from there.

Buy Nothing Day is an informal day of protest against consumerism. This is the day you can challenge yourself and stop shopping.

'Shoppers Stop Shopping day' !!!

14 November 2007

World Toilet Day in India

World Toilet Day

Most important subjects of public health is toilet sanitation so World Toilet Day has its own importance

Some facts about World Toilet Day

* World Toilet Day is on November 19
* Seventh World Toilet Summit hosted in India (Delhi) on the October 2007
* 44 Countries participated in this summit.
* One third of worlds population around the world still not have a hygienic toilet.More than half of them live in India or China.
* United Nations plans to provide toilets for half of them by 2015
* First World Toilet summit held in Singapore (2001)
* An Indian delegate on the first summit proposed the World Toilet Day Concept.
* A habit for some people is to read the news paper / books in the toilet and gives the reason that that is best place where you get a peace of mind.

At least you go to the toilet on November 19th of every year, remember that this is the day for Toilet !!!

More Details at www.worldtoilet.org

Slangs used for Toilet
* bathroom
* toilet
* vomit
* urination
* defecation
* flatulence

Depends on the region toilets are known in different names

* Comfort station
* Rest room
* Wash room
* The Gents
* The Ladies
* Water Closet
* Family restroom

What toilets are known in your region ?

12 November 2007

Mobile Number Portability in India

Thanks to the Department of Telecommunications India to introducing the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in India.

What is Mobile Number Potability ?

Mobile Number Portability lets you retain your existing mobile phone number when you switch from other mobile service provider to another.

Benifits from MNP

* Freedom to shift from one mobile provider to another with out lossing your mobile number
* Expect better serice from each provider else the customer will move to a better one
* Lower call traif rate due to compitence in the market

This will mostly helpful who have circulated their numbers for business purposes on promotional material etc
Definitely it will not be a free service and the investment cost will pass to the customer.

In the beginning MNP will be available in main metro cities of India - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai

Mobile no change be available in the next year (2008)

Wondering why Phone Number Potability is not applicable to the land line numbers too ?!?!?

10 November 2007

World Diabetes Day in Bangalore

More than 240 million people worldwide are living with diabetes. Within 20 years, this number is expected to grow to 380 million. We are responsible to aware the community about this global epidemic and the World Diabetes Day comes on November 14 of every year. This year (2007) is the first United Nations observed World Diabetes Day.

World Diabetics Day Activities in Bangalore:

* World Diabetics Day in Bangalore officaly inagrauted at Cubbon Park at Bangalore on November 14 2007 at 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Remember that India is the number one hub for the diabetics and don't forget to attend this event.

* Following this event there will be a free diabetes check up and consultation for every one. Apart from this check up 20 mobile vans with one doctor and two nurses will cover the entire Bangalore for a long three months and conduct free check ups for the Diabetics

Campaign going on for World Diabetes Day on 10th November 2007 around 6:00 PM
at Forum Mall Bangalore

* 246 Step Walk - Any walks held on or around World Diabetes Day symbolically recognize the 246 million people estimated to be living with diabetes worldwide.

Diabetes Helpline in Bangalore is : 9440041066
(Toll Free for BSNL subscribers only. Others may SMS Changing diabetes' to same number

World Diabetes Day Logo

The blue circle signifies unity means the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic. The campain for World Diabetes Day is "Unite for Diabetes". The offical web site is www.worlddiabetesday.org

Be a part of this World Diabetics Campaign.

What is Diabetes?

"A disease in which the body does not properly control the amount of sugar in the blood. As a result, the level of sugar in the blood is too high. This disease occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or does not use it properly."

08 November 2007

Divali / Deepavali celebrations in India

Divali / Deepavali is a famous festival in all over India and all age groups actively participate in it. People express their happiness by lighting lamps in front of every homes, decorating the houses, bursting firecrackers and have a feast with the dear and near ones with exchanging gifts.

This year Divali is on November 8, 9, 10

Divali can compare to the Chinese new year or the Christmas celebrations.

Festival of Lights : Divali / Deepavali

Fire Crackers on Divali : celebrations at a Bangalore home

Divali shopping : Shops are ready on Divali Time with decorations and above a couple going for shopping Spar Hypermarket Bangalore with traditional dress.

Divali Sweets serve smiles to everybody : Exchanging sweets is a tradition

New Dress materials on Divali Time is a must for all most of the people : Display at Forum Shopping Mall at Housr Road, Bangalore, India.

See History of Divali at Wiki

Happy Divali / Deepavali !!!

05 November 2007

What is Bangalore ?

What is Bangalore ?

* Bangalore is Garden City of India
* Bangalore is known as Pub City in India
* Bangalore is known as Silicon valley in India
* Bangalore is known as Rock Capital of India
* Bangalore is famous for the best weather in India
* ----Anything missed out, just put a comment and will update it here ----

What is Bangalored ?

The US slang term 'Bangalored' refers to workers laid off because their jobs have moved to India. The word is derived from Bangalore in India, which was one of the first places to outsource centers for Western economies.

A Techie wearing 'What is Bangalore' T Shirt

About Bangalore

* Bangalore is one of the popular metros which is located in South India.
* Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka State in India

Related reading:

Bangalore: The best place to live in India

Interesting facts about India


02 November 2007

Cisco Telepresence Telepathy

Do you remember the Jedi council meeting in Star Wars: Episode-III, where some like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda were seated alongside beameddown images. I am not remembering this scene because I didn't watch the movie!!!

John Chambers - Cisco Boss had a 'telepathy' with his guys from San Jose, California, to Bangalore and standing next to Chambers in front of the press. The technology involves high definition video projection systems and will save lot of time by reducing the travel and by reducing travel, it can reduce world’s carbon footprint.

Cisco Telepresence Video - just for fun

"How much does the Cisco TelePresence product cost? What other possible expenses are associated with the system?

Marthin De Beer: The Cisco TelePresence 3000 costs approximately $300,000 for each installation, or room, while the Cisco TelePresence 1000 runs about $80,000 per room. If you are a large organization with an up-to-date Cisco-powered network and a Unified Communications (IP phone) system, you will likely have very few additional costs. To optimize the performance, management and functionality of the Cisco TelePresence system, it requires the Cisco Unified CallManager 5.0, which is the call routing system for our IP phone system and provides the call management for the telepresence communications. Also, each plasma screen requires between 2 and 4 megabits per second (Mbps) of bandwidth. Installation will be managed by 22 of our Cisco partners, and we are conducting rigorous certification of global service providers to support connections for Cisco TelePresence communications." :

Taken from cisco news room

01 November 2007

Kannada Rajyotsava

Kannada Rajyotsava Day 2007

Its the day for the celebration in Karnataka for officially forming the state on November 1 1973 and it is called Kannada Rajyotsava or Karnataka Rajyotsava. This is celebrated all over the Karnataka, especially in Bangalore Metro.Half Yellow and Half Red flags flying all over the places in Buses, Auto Rickshaws, Two wheelers, Shops etc. In the morning there were processions from different areas all over the city and its pretty interesting to watch this.

Auto Rickshaws hosted the Yellow and Red Flag

Some people misunderstood Kannada Rajyotsava and gives the meaning as "birth of a state". (Given in Wikipedia) I don't think this is the right meaning. Rajya + Utsava is Rajyotsava. Rajya means Country/State and Utsava means Celebrations. So Kannada Rajyotsava means Kannada/Karnataka " Kannada State Celebrates its birthday"

Kannada Rajyotsava 2007 venu at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore

This celebration spanned all over November and most of the activities will have a Kannada Touch and its pretty interested to know the Kannada culture and definitely try more and more Kannada food like 'BusyBadaBath' ( I think this the way to pronounce it, i think the word is a mix of Engilsh and Hindi : 'BusyBadaBath' is a hot food which is made with Rice, it add 'some kind of sambar' in it and the food is spicy and hot)

About the Half Yellow and Half Red flags used in Karnataka:
No Indian state is allowed to have a separate flag as per the constitution of India and the tricolor is the flag for all the states in India. I think the Kannada Flag used as unofficial and I am pretty much intersted to know the significance of its colors.

Happy Kannada Rajyotsava 2007 !!!
Happy Karnataka Rajyotsava 2007 !!!

Bottom Line : The neighboring Satae Kerala's Birth is on the same day(November 1) and they are 'celebrating' by a full day bandh announced by a political party!!!

Related Reading

Interesting facts about Bangalore
Festival in Tavarekere Bangalore

29 October 2007

Man Made O Pot Hole

If you pass through the Residency road in Banglaore, you might notice this man made circled pot hole which is just opposite to the Baldwin Boys School Gate. More than one feet of this pot hole is still in good shape for more than two months. I think the pefect circled hole is made to access the dirnage. In this heavy traffic road in Bangalore , with out a single sign board, two months back it suddenly appeared. Once it closed, unfortunately it opend again for some reason and the concerned persons totally forgot to close it.
Man Made Pot Holes Residency Road, Bangalore (background: Not fancy composition on two wheeler , carrying goods in it!!!)

Some body who still has some mankind put two stones in front of this hole to alarm the danger. The rainy season already started and once the pot hole filled with water, the danger will get double and it can take life of persons!!! Who cares about the life about an Indian because Indiaa has a good population? Is this the reason for such a dangerous carelessness ????

Related Reading

Pot Hole Fixing Team Chennai

Don’t Drink and Drive: Sculpture at Bangalore

26 October 2007

Bangalore Traffic Police Day

For the White and Kaki color uniform will get criticism from every corner of Bangalore, we are talking about the Bangalore Traffic Police (BTP) .

But how many of us know the touch situations the traffic police overcoming daily in their duty time. OOPS, duty time reminds everybody about 8 hours in a day, but not for the Bangalore Traffic Police with a team size of 2000. The average duty time for them is 12 hours per day and the working condition ?? It is so horrible to stand in the middle of the road inside the heavy traffic with a highly air and pollution in its peak. Feels sad when some people are rude with them when they gave some advice about traffic rules.More over the weather conditions keep on changing in day by day and they have to face those situations in the middle of the road. What about the salary ?? You know its too low.

Handling 33000000 vehicles per day with a team size of 2000 traffic police men doing a great job in Bangalore and we need to appreciate them and today is the day for it : Traffic Police Day.

Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness celebrating today 27th October 2007 as the Traffic Police day and we need to appreciate their work.

What we can do for the Bangalore Traffic Police on the Traffic Police Day?

* If you come across a traffic police man today, just show the gratitude to their work by thanking them or a thumps up will definitely cherish them.

* Give a thank you card / flower / gift to the traffic police in your regular drive way.

* Not but the least if you are reading this after the Traffic Police Day, just drop two lines for them in the comments in this blog.

Can you imagine drive in your city with out the traffic police ? May be cannot !!!

My Thumbs up for Bangalore Traffic Police!!!

Related Reading

Traffic Rules Video

Lost in Bangalore Traffic, No problem

Travell Map Bangalore India

Traffic Rules 'CIRCLES' in Bangalore Circle


23 October 2007

Solar Panels for Common Man

Lighting up lives in rural India using Solar Panel : Fueled by the struggle of poor workers in its home country (Bangalore, India), Selco India has succeeded by focusing on a market that was previously thought un-tappable: poor, rural Indian communities.

Omelette seller lit by SELCO solar lamp. Can see bright solar lights street vendors around Bangalore, India

The solar panel installed above R Vijaya Kumar's small house on the outskirts of Bangalore has ignited the change from auto driver to entrepreneur. Every day at 4 pm, Kumar drives to the Bomanahalli market on the outskirts of Bangalore with 50 batteries that he hires out to street vendors for Rs 15 per battery per night (less than a half USD). He returns at 11 pm to take them back, having made thrice what he would earn as an auto driver.

"the way in which this visionary individual has demonstrated beyond doubt that it is possible to run a renewable energy business which is both a striking commercial success, and which lifts people out of poverty, too." SELCO is a private business committed to providing the highest quality solar energy services to poor people on financial terms they can afford.

Harish Hande from SELCO wins the Outstanding Achievement Award (£15,000) from world’s leading green energy awards 2007

15 October 2007

Bangalore: Driving License Ban New Traffic Rule

'Traffic Offenses and Fines' displayed in Bangalore

In Bangalore Traffic Violators like rash driving and using mobile phones are now just pay fines and move on. The 'pay and move' policy is going to change very soon. If a driver caught committing more than three traffic offenses, the authorities will be empowered to suspend licenses for a period of six months or even cancel them.

Be a responsible driver

Traffic Rules 'CIRCLES' in Bangalore Circle

09 October 2007

Google SMS India

Google has launched Google SMS for mobile users in India.

What is Google SMS?

Google SMS is a service that enables you to search for certain kinds of information with Google from a mobile phone, and returns your search results as text messages. With Google SMS, you can get local business listings, movie show times, weather, facts, dictionary definitions, schools, hospitals, pubs, restaurants etc. Google SMS can use without the need of a computer or an Internet-enabled phone, to use this just a mobile phone with any of the mobile providers given down.

Using Google SMS service you can find out most of the stuff on the move and this service is not free.

How to use Google SMS in India ?

Text message your search query to 54664 ('5GOOG' on most devices) and we'll text message back results.

Text [Query] to 54664 and a list of relevant results will be returned to your mobile phone.
eg : pubs bangalore send sms to 54664

Google SMS review

pubs bangalore will show the result like below. (Bangalore is very famous for pubs and is called pub city)

pubs bangalore demo result
movies mumbai SMS gives 3 page result with movie name, show time and the . You can send SMS with movie name also like chak de india delhi

The search is not limited to India, fashion paris also shows some result.

Unfortunately 'google bangalore' did not give any result and it says the SMS says 'Sorry, 'google' near 'bangalore karnataka' didn't come up with any results. Please check your spelling and location'. Soooo sad!!!

temple bangalore result show like this 1. Temple Tronics, Someswara Temple and Ayyappan Temple.

This is a nice service from google and

Personalized SMS saves you time by saving your location. We'll automatically save your most frequently used location for future queries. You can also text 'set location' followed by a valid location (locality and/or city).

Google SMS rates

Google SMS is a premium SMS service; queries sent to 54664 will be charged at the following rates:

Aircel: Rs. 3.00
Airtel: Rs. 2.00
BPL: Rs. 3.00
BSNL: Rs. 0.80/1.00 (post-paid/pre-paid)
Reliance: Rs. 3.00

Incoming messages from Google are not charged.

This service is currently available in Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai

At present google SMS is a beta version and will expand all over India very soon.

This is a nice service because with out internet, laptop, wireless connection or Internet-enabled phone you can easily access this service with this phone. May be in the near future google can provide flash news with this service. Using this service you are not accessing websites, instead you are getting the plain text sms from google depends on the what query you send.

More details from google and an online demo of google sms is here

Related Reading

Absolute FREE SMS service in India

Google Song (Video)

07 October 2007

WiFi Detector TShirt

It is not just a normal Tshirt, it is the 'present generation Wi-Fi Detector TShirt which you can wear it ! Once you are 'inside' this wifi detector shirt, no more to carry any wi-fi detectors. Your chest will say about it. The glowing bars on the front of the shirt dynamically change as the surrounding wi-fi signal strength fluctuates. Wearing this will get special attention from all around inculding the security personals !!

WiFi Detector TShirt Features

* Glowing animated shirt dynamically displays the current wi-fi signal strength.
* Shows signal strength for 802.11b or 802.11g
* Black 100% Cotton T-Shirt
* Animated Decal is Removable (with hook and loop fasteners) for Easy Washing
* Battery Pack is Concealed in a Small Pocket Sewn Inside the Shirt
* Runs for hours off three AAA Batteries (not included)

The Wi-Fi Detector shirt available at Think Geek from October 2007 for $29.99

04 October 2007

Real Helmet vs Cap Helmet

Wearing a Helment for the criminals in India is not mandatory, but recently Bangalore police forced it to mandatory for a criminal to protect his head. The criminal has a bad habit of banging his head on the wall whenever he trapped into the police net. Few states in India strictely implelmented the law to wear a helment for the two wheelers and one of the state is Karnataka. This rule is very strict in Bangalore.

But some times the Police itself forget to wear a helment when they drive two wheelers in Bangalore. Look at two TRAFFIC Police men in uniform riding the bike with the police cap in the one of the busy road in Bangalore (Signal at Ramanamaharishi Road where Sanky Road is joining). Bangalore Police are smart, but some are there to break the rules

Real Helmet and Cap Helmet (background fuel price in Bangalore)

Relaed Reading:

Brush up your traffic Rules from Chandigarh Traffic Police An excellent information with flash presentations how to follow the traffic rules

Bangalore Traffic on LIVE!!

Traffic Rules Video

SMS to get an Auto in Bangalore

02 October 2007

SPAR Hypermarket Bangalore

75 years old Netherlands based Spar International for opened SPAR hypermarket in Bangalore, India on 29th September 2007 . Nearly 100,000 square feet Spar hypermarket, well organized in the very first day and shopping is really hassle free. I think this kind of International standard Hypermarket is the first in Bangalore.

Attractions at SPAR what I felt:
* Ample shopping space
* Parking space
* Quality products
* Freedom to Choose
* Trollivator : Hassle free trolley drive moving around in different floors
* Very attractive prices
* Friendly staff
* Good offers
* Kids Play area in a reasonable price tag for shopping with kids.

Opening day of SPAR Bangalore, India

Just name the stuff you want and you will get it what you want from here. Even banana leafs and tender coconut (wrapped ~Rs 8 at SPAR, Street Vendor price is Rs 10).

I am pretty sure that SPAR will be Bangaloreans favorite Hyermart with in no time. The same level of Dubai , Singapore kind of shopping experience you will get it from SPAR India

People were confused to reach the Trollivator in the ground floor because some work is going on the ground floor and no sign board to guide you properly. Just walk straight to the dead end of the building to reach the Trollivator.

SPAR Bangalore Location: Near Dairy Circle on Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore, India (Drive from Diary circle towards Bannerghatta Road, after Oracle you can find it on the left side of the road)

About SPAR
Netherlands based
75 years old
Spread across 34 countries
6 million shoppers per day
SPAR comes from the Dutch word DESPAR meaning "We all benefit from joint cooperation"

"SPAR was founded in the Netherlands in 1932 by Adriaan van Well, as a voluntary chain of grocers under the name "De Spar". His purpose was to secure cooperation between independent wholesalers and retailers as a response to the emergence of grocery chains in Europe."

Max Hypermarkets India Pvt Ltd tied up with SPAR and Max Hypermarkets is a part of Duabi based Landmark Group.
By 2009 spar has plans to open seven outlets. Another 30,000 square feet Spar supermarket in Bangalore is coming soon. Also SPAR Chennai will open in the near future.

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28 September 2007

Bangalore A1 City in India

Bangalore A1 City in India

Bangalroe became A-1 status city in India. This is an upgradtaion from status A to A1 and the offical order came from the Central Governemnt of India

A1 status cities in India

New Delhi

Vidhana Soudha of Bangalore houses the legislative chambers of the state government of Karnataka

What is A-1 status?

Government of India to allocate compensatory allowances to the cities in India. The list classifies cities in India based on two parameters Compensatory City Allowance (CCA), further divided into categories "A-1", "A", "B-1" and "B-2", and House Rent Allowance (HRA), further divided into categories "A-1", "A", "B-1", "B-2" and "C". This classification was initially based on the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission of India (1997).

A status cities in India


SMS to get Railway Station Platform Ticket in Bangalore

How to get Bangalore Railway Station Platform Ticket using SMS

* Type PFT and send it to 3939 from your mobile
* You will receive a 5 digit alphanumeric code in your inbox of the mobile phone
* Enter this 5 digit code on the machine kept in the main area ( near the reservation counter)
* The Platform ticket printout will come from the vending machine.
* Platform Ticket amount will be deducted from your mobile account
* Airtel, VodaPhone / Hutch, BSNL mobile phone subscribers can avail this facility with
out any extra cost

No need to line up and find the coins to get a Platform ticket. Cool!!

Technology awareness ad from Indian Railway displayed in Bangalore railway station

24 September 2007

Feast For Indian Cricket Fans

Indian Cricket fans has a great season because the T20 Cricket final India vs Pakistan is today and most of the people are getting ready for that. Do you know Bangaloreans are thinking beyond 20 20 cricket final and getting ready for the 1st India Australia One Day Series. The people started queuing in the very earyly morning near Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore to get a ticket. The long queue started from Chinnaswamy Stadium gate from Queens Road and reached the Cubbon road around 8:00 AM today.

Circket fans waiting to get a Indian Australia ODI Ticket in Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore (Stadium on background)

Indian Vs Australia tickets can book online at www.ticketpro.in from 24th September 2007 8:00 AM onwards. An individual can book only two tickets per transaction.
A small percentage of the 12000 seats for the public in higher denominations will be made available on the net.

Australia will play seven one-dayers during its Sept 25 - Oct 13 tour of India

Australia in India 2007 Fixture

Saturday, 29 September 2007 - 1st ODI, Bangalore
Tuesday, 2 October 2007 - 2nd ODI, Kochi
Friday, 5 October 2007 - 3rd ODI, Hyderabad
Monday, 8 October 2007 - 4th ODI, Guwahati
Thursday, 11 October 2007 - 5th ODI, Baroda
Sunday, 14 October 2007 - 6th ODI, Nagpur
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 - 7th ODI, Mumbai
Saurday, 20 October 2007 - Only Twenty20, Mumbai

ODI - INDIA VS AUSTRALIA Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 29/9/2007 14:00 IST

18 September 2007

'Pot Hole Fixing Team' IFix: Chennai

Don't get wonder if you find some guys are busy with fixing the Pot Holes on Chennai Roads in the night. Easy to locate this group bcause they are using concreate mixture instead of tar This 'Pot Hole Team - I-FIX' kicked off their voluntary work on the India's 60th Independence day.

A little more detail: "Three friends, from very varying backgrounds get together over coffee to plan some activity around Independence day. We quickly mull through the usual "scribble on the wall" concept and get into the details of what usually goes on a wall. Walls are always filled with wish lists. Wishes of how things could be better, how we wish... it was that way. Don't we all wish sometimes, that someone would do something about all the potholes that we see in the roads of chennai?" Read more at pothole.pbwiki.com

Instead of reading and putting some comments like " nice work", "great job", "well done", "Fabulous" comments it would be better to join with them (if you are in Chennai) or start something like this. After the heavy rains in Bangalore, there are plenty of similar stuff can be done!?!? I don't thing most of the Bangalore folks has this kind of attitude.

Real Incident happened to me in Bangalore: On the way to Lunch in one of the Bangalore roads, I found a TV cable hanging like a death hook in the middle of the road near a curve which was hanging from the tree. The hanging position was that much perfect to get a 'hanging death sentence for a person who rides a bike. I tried that cable to put it on the tree and was not able to find a rope to tie it properly. Suddenly a father and son came out from the nearby home and suspecting me like a thief or terrorist and started questioning. After explaining the dangerous situation of the cable, I requested them a rope from their home. Surprisingly they went inside the house and closed the door in front of me. I feel so upset with that old man and the son, really showing lack of human sensibility from them. After I managed to get a rope from a shop and tied it. Do you know why I surprised again? The attitude of the shop owner, he was so quick to get a rope after knowing the dangerous situation. Of course, there are good and bad in the city? But who has the majority?

Just spending a little time to do a good work may save a others life, some times save your life by doing the good stuff from other folks. Is Bangalore, India listening?

11 September 2007

Cricket Twenty 20 Rules

Rules for the Twenty 20 cricket World Cup

Twenty over : Twenty 20 cricket match will have 20 over
The Free Hit : A 'no-ball' is worth 2 runs and along with that for each no ball, the bats man get a free hit. In the free hit the only way to makes the batsman out is run out. The fielding position can not change at the them of free hit.

Power to the umpires : umpires may award five runs to one of the teams playing the Twenty 20 cricket match, in case the umpires feel that the other team is needlessly wasting time.

Twenty overs within 75 minutes: if the blowing team cannot finish 20 overs in 75 minutes a bonus of 6 runs is awarded to the batting team in case the bowling team does not begin their 20th over before 75 minutes.Bowling restrictions of Twenty 20 cricket : bowlers can bowl a maximum of 4 overs

Fielding restrictions of Twenty 20 cricket : Fielding restrictions in the first six overs - 2 fielders outside circle with a minimum of two stationary fielders. Fielding restrictions for overs 7-20 - maximum five fielders allowed outside of circle.

Bowl-outs: If the semifinal and the final matches end in a tie, Bowl -out will be applied which is similar to the penalty shoot out in the cricket. Five bowlers from either team are allowed to bowl two balls at the wicket with no batsman at the crease. Who gets more wicket will win. (There is no Golden goal kind of rule in the 20 20 cricket)

Cricket Ball : White Kookaburra balls are to be used.

Twenty 20 Result : Each side must have faced (or had the opportunity to face) five overs in order to constitute a match. The Duckworth Lewis Method shall be used in interrupted matches.

Short Pitched Bowling: As in other one-day competitions, one short-pitched ball is allowed per over.

90 second: The next batsman has 90 second after the fall of a wicket to get to the crease.

Net Run Rate: A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team, the average runs per over scored against that team.

15 minutes : There is 15 minutes between innings.

More about Twenty20 cricket:
The true world tournament for the Twenty 20 cricket is happening now

Twenty20 cricket is a new format of the game, that is rapidly gaining in popularity. The inaugural International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 Tournament is to be played in South Africa in 2007, starting at the Wanderers ground, Johannesburg on Tuesday, 11 September 2007.
The competition will involve 12 nations, and be played over 13 days.
The final will also be held at the Wanderers on Heritage Day, Monday, 24 September 2007.
The tournament will be played in three venues around the country, the Wanderers, Johannesburg; Kingsmead, Durban and Newlands, Cape Town.

Twenty 20 cricket world cup schedule

Twenty 20 cricket First Semi-Final
First Session - 11.30am - 12.45pm
Interval - 12.45pm - 1.00pm
Second Session - 1.00pm - 2.15pm

Twenty 20 cricket Second Semi-Final
First Session - 3.00pm - 4.15pm
Interval - 4.15pm - 4.30pm
Second Session - 4.30pm - 5.45pm

Twenty 20 cricket Final
First Session - 7.15pm - 8.30pm
Interval - 8.30pm - 8.45pm
Second Session - 8.45pm - 10.00pm

World's Top Business Hotel in Bangalore

The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore, India is the top overseas business hotel according to the world's famous travel magazie Conde Nast Traveller. Conde Nast Traveller awards considered as the Oscars of the travel industry.
The factors considerd for voting are : location of the hotel, service offered, comfort, food and beverage, and facilities available

Some of the facts of the The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore:Location : Airport Road Bangalore, India
Total rooms 358
Distance From International Airport : 3 kms
Distance From domestic Airport : 3 kms

Here are top 20 favourite overseas business hotel in the world

1. The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore, India
2. Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
3. Park Hyatt Tokyo
4. Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
5. Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
6. The Peninsula Hong Kong
7. Hôtel Le Bristol, Paris
8. Four Seasons Hotel New York
9. The Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
10. Mandarin Oriental New York
11. Le Royal Méridien Bristol, Warsaw
12. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
13. Cape Grace, Cape Town
14. Hotel Arts Barcelona
15. Metropolitan Bangkok
16. The Madinat Jumeirah - The Arabian Resort of Dubai
17. Hôtel Ritz Paris
18. The Oberoi, New Delhi
19. Conrad Hilton, Brussels
20. InterContinental Berlin

29 August 2007

Indian Police dragging thief

A brutal barbarian act from the India Police in a village from one of the state in Bihar. Some youtube video came with a caption like "Police beat Muslim on the streets of India". Giving communal colur to the issues. The police act and the coloring the issue as Police beat Muslim, both are barbarian acts

27 August 2007

Painting Bruce Lee in a Bruce Lee Style

How this guy is Painting Bruce Lee in a Bruce Lee Style!! Amazing Painting!!

God's Own Country: Kerala

Kerala - A south India state celebrate its festival called Onam. With out any race everybody celebrate Onam. The state Kerala is called 'God's Own Country' - Its true, but god will not give everything to one place. God generously given Kerala among the worst politicians in the entire world.

Just look at a water fall in Kerala State :Athirappily Water Falls
According to The National Geographic magazine has named Kerala as one of the 'Ten Paradises Found' in the world

Statistically Kerala stands out as the Mount Everest of social development; there’s truly no place like it.
—Bill McKibben

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24 August 2007

Night Sky With Google Earth Video

Google put the ad in the youtube about the new "Sky" feature of Google Earth.
This video demonstrates the new "Sky" feature of Google Earth 4.2 just released on August 22, 2007 . It lets you look up at the night sky and zoom in on photographs taken by powerful telescopes like the Hubble Space Telescope. It also provides placemarks to cool things you can see in the universe.

igrave: iPod cemetery

igrave: iPod cemetery; is it for Steve Jobs or for Bill Gates ?

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Illusions Video from Bill Nye

Watch till the end!! Bill Nye The Science Guy once come out from the box will definitely give us a wonder !!wow!!

22 August 2007

Reminder to Beach Girls

Reminder to Beach Girls who are getting naughty in the Beach Water !!

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Commercial Ad Durex Condom

Nice ad, but the size of the s-p-e-rms surely give nightmare for the girls!!

iphone alternatives

iphone alternatives

HTC Touch : Taiwanese cellphone maker HTC unveiled Touch this month, with a large touchscreen that--like the iPhone--is its main navigation system. The device runs Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system, plays music and videos and supports wi-fi Internet connections. The device, on sale this month in Taiwan, comes in "elegant soft black" and "alluring wasabi green."
LG Prada Phone: If you look beyond the posh co-branding, technology--not fashion--is what makes this phone cost $780. The device features a large color display, Adobe Flash-based user interface, document viewing features and music and video playback. Plus, it's only 1.2 centimeters thick. Like the iPhone, the Prada lacks a traditional keypad--buttons appear on the screen.

Samsung F700: About a month after Apple unveiled the iPhone, Samsung started showing off this wonderphone. It features a 3G data connection, a 5-megapixel digital camera, a large touchscreen, all sorts of multimedia features, an expansion-card slot, Adobe Flash user interface, full Web site browsing and a slide-out QWERTY keypad.

T-Mobile Wing: Yet another HTC smart phone running Windows Mobile, the T-Mobile Wing has ho-hum features like EDGE data-network access and talk time up to only four hours. But it also has a large, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, an expansion card slot and wi-fi.
Nokia N95: This gadget is thick and hefty but packs a punch, including GPS-powered maps and local search functions, TV-out capabilities to play your videos on a larger screen, and a 5-megapixel digital camera. Motorola Rizr Z8: Motorola's "media monster" doesn't have a touchscreen but supports full-motion video playback and 3G Internet browsing, uses the popular and powerful Symbian operating system and has a unique curvy sliding design.
RIM BlackBerry Curve: For business e-mailers who appreciate a touch of elegance, RIM's newest BlackBerry design is functional and attractive, with the usual, high-quality BlackBerry e-mail service and music and video playback. Helio Ocean: "Virtual" carrier Helio, which resells air time on Sprint's network, decided to set itself apart from the pack by designing its own unique phone. Ocean has two slide-out keypads, one for normal dialing and another for text messaging, e-mailing and Web browsing. The phone also has neat features like GPS-powered Google Maps and an over-the-air music download service. Sprint Mogul: This HTC-manufactured Windows Mobile smart phone probably won't win any design awards in the near future, but for Sprint customers looking for a solid touchscreen phone with a QWERTY keyboard and 3G network access, the Mogul has you covered.

Taken from www.forbes.com
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But iphone is iphone and nothing can match with that at present.