29 June 2007

Mr Condom King - Mechai Thailand

Mechai Viravaidya, also known as "Mr Condom King," is Thailand's famous fighter for family planning and safe sex.
Mechai with Teddy Bear made in Condom
Unorthodox methods from Mechai to safer sex are

! Condom-blowing contests
! Programs for taxi drivers to hand out condoms to their fares
! Glued condoms to visiting cards
! Put condoms on key chains
! Diners at his Cabbages & Condoms restaurant get a plate of condoms instead of mints after their meals.
! Persuaded Buddhist monks to sprinkle holy water on condoms
! Hired farmers to spray-paint condom ads on their cows to reach the message to the farmers
! Persuaded traffic cops, Santas and toll-booth operators to distribute condoms
! Produce a stuffed teddy bear and a cat, both made of snipped condoms instead of plush

"Mechai" is now slang for "condom" in the Thai language.

A Thai waiter wears a condom over his head while serving a cocktail at the Cabbages and Condoms restaurant in Bangkok on July 2004

The restaurant's courtyard is filled with trees draped in fairy lights and a small waterfall. But look closely at the bouquets of flowers and the petals are made of condoms, as are the lampshades. Mannequins nearby are dressed in clothes made out of packets of condoms and birth control pills. And as Mechai sits down to talk his staff produce a stuffed teddy bear and a cat, both made of snipped condoms instead of plush.

No wonder Mechai is in this list of Time Magazine- 60 Years of Asian Heroes

28 June 2007

UNESCO says NO to New 7 wonders of the world

UNESCO says that there is no link whatsoever between UNESCO's World Heritage programme, which aims to protect world heritage, and the current campaign concerning "The New 7 Wonders of the World". UNESCO says that the list of the "7 New Wonders of the World" will be the result of a private undertaking, reflecting only the opinions of those with access to the internet and not the entire world. Read entire report from UNESCO here

Check the entire list of UNESCO's World Heritage List country by country here

27 June 2007

Three places you can buy the apple iphone

Three places you can buy the apple iphone

Visit an Apple Store
Go to an AT&T Store
Shop the online Apple Store

Top Ten Unexplained Phenomena

10 Body/Mind Connection - Medical science is only beginning to understand the ways in which the mind influences the body
9 Psychic powers and ESP - Psychic powers and extra-sensory perception
8 Near-Death Experiences and Life After Death - People who were once near death have sometimes reported various mystical experiences
7 UFOs
6 Dejà vu - is a French phrase meaning "already seen," referring of having experienced a specific set of circumstances before
5 Ghosts
4 Mysterious Disappearances
3 Intuition - Whether we call it gut feelings, a "sixth sense,"
2 Bigfoot - For decades, large, hairy, manlike beasts called Bigfoot have occasionally been reported by eyewitnesses across America
1 The Taos Hum - Some residents and visitors in the small city of Taos, New Mexico, have for years been annoyed and puzzled by a mysterious and faint low-frequency hum in the desert air.

Green plants in Business Card

Most of us have a business card. But this card has lot of 'life'. This business card is like a miniature house-plant, growing cress when dipped in water. If you have a card like this, definitely people will keep it on the desk. More over it gives more green. More details here

26 June 2007

Google Translation Web Text Seach Dictionary

Google Translation is improving and they come up with new features. The cool feature found was Web Search can be done in different language websites and its translated English result comes side by side


Text and Web - Translate Text (25 languages)
Search Results - Search websites in another language (from 12 languages)
Dictionary -Word Find

15 year old boy did cesarean

A 15 year old boy did cesarean at their family-run maternity hospital in India. The boy's parents, who are doctors themselves allegedly made their son perform the surgery so that his feat became a world record. What a shame for the Doctors to get a world record. More details here

Check out here how a 15 month toddler achieved a world record from India

25 June 2007

A World Record you cannot break

If you can read this, you never can break this record because of your age.
Maharanth - baby boy (15 month old toddler) set world record by swimming four meters underwater. He has been practicing swimming for an hour a day for the past three-months with his Uncle. Location : Chennai, India. Watch the video here

21 June 2007

Pros and Cons of the Apple iPhone

Pro: It's Smaller Than You Realize and it's Got Style to Spare
Con: It Doesn't Ship with an Instant Messenger Program
Pro: Multi-touch Tech and Sleek, Simple Interface
Con: The Keyboard is Unproven
Pro: Music-player, Movie-player, Internet Browser and Phone in One
Con: Its Storage Capacity Rivals iPod Nano, not iPod
Pro: It Plays YouTube Movies

Read full article here

Con: Lack of 3G, no GPS
Con: If you put a scratch proof cover for it the touch screen will not work!!

Cons: no games , no iChat
Cons: not run the vast base of existing Palm, Symbian, or Windows Mobile programs.
Cons: No Flash or Java support.
No idea : Voice recognition? Voice dialing? Voice memos? Video recording?

Watch the official ad of iphone from Apple here

Launching in India? Officially, it can’t until mid-2009 Unbelievable!!!

Watch only the features of iphone here

Check out iphone is insecure here

Google and Reverse Global Warming

Mountain View, CA Google headquarters

In the last 24 hours, Google produced 10,044 kilowatt-hours of electricity from the sun. 30% of Google's peak electricity demand at Mountain View, CA headquarters is achieving by solar powered buildings. 9,212 solar panels placed on the top of the buildings. Google Solar production can monitor here

RechargeIT is another google initiative that aims to reduce CO2 emissions, cut oil use and stabilize the electrical grid by accelerating the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid technology.

Good support from Reverse Global Warming, but is that enough from a giant like Google ??

See here how yahoo is using the web media ??

World Music Day: India getting ' French Kiss '

'French Kiss' Women: Mademoiselle K, Anais and Emily Loizeau


Music aficionados across nine Indian cities including Bangalore will get to savour French music as three top women singers of France go on an India tour titled 'French Kiss' as part of World Music Day celebrations.

'French Kiss' Performing Cities : Chandigarh, Pune, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram and Bangalore.

Bangalore Event : Tuesday 26 Jun 2007 , Auditorium, Millers' Tank Road , Bangalore

About World Music Day : World Music Day or the Fete de la Musique was initiated in France in 1982 and since then is celebrated on June 21 every year.

Bonne journée!

20 June 2007

Lights Off Day - 21June

On 21st June, 2007, situated in different countries will turn off our lights and electrical gadgets from 8pm to 9pm of the local time. Not only will this save significant amount of electricity and consequently prevent the emission of greenhouse gases, but it will also send out a strong message of collective concern and action.

Read here How to Save Electricity in Your Home

Be part of saving energy and aware others too save our earth

iPhone Insecure?

Reason : The phone will use an operating system and a Web browser that have already been available in some form for years, so hackers will have a head start in finding entry points to exploit even before the phone is released. And the iPhone's "closed" operating system makes it impossible to install protection software from security companies.

Security researcher writes in his blog that he's already discovered a bug in the new version of Safari browser that will be used on the iPhone.
Read more details at www.forbes.com

Watch iphone features here

Pros and cons of iphone read here

19 June 2007

Mango Festival at Bangalore India

Mango Festival 2007 at Bangalore (LalBagh) Click to enlarge picture

India is the largest producer of mangoes in the world with the production of approximately 14 million tons, contributing more than 57 per cent share of the world production. Indian has nearly 1000 varieties and grown in an area of 1.23 million ha. Many Indian mango varieties have gained international acclaim due to their unique color, flavor, aroma and taste.

In the Mango festival(June 2007) there were hundreds of varieties of Mangoes and more than 20 varieties of mango pickles in the show.

Worlds First Windows OS in a Browser

Use your windows OS from any comptuer any where in the world using a browser. An applicaiton called Nivio allows you to access a desktop via your web browser you can now login to windows desktop. This desktop is always live.

Package for Rs 399 Per Month (less than USD 10)

Windows XP
5 GB Space
Back Up
Virus Protection
Freeware softwares + trial or buy applicaitons like MS Office

Trail version is available for one month and register at www.nivio.com

Google, eyeOS, YouOS are the names when you think about browser based OS a group of Delhi based Indian programmers did this already. Who know Google will buy this very soon ??

17 June 2007

Firefox Portable Live

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser bundled with a PortableApps.com Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you and will not leave any marks public places if you browse Download it from here

13 June 2007

Bangalore Mirror : Ads in top gear

A Bangalore Mirror ad at Hosur Road, Bangalore (near Virndavan Apartments)

Bangalore Mirror - a tabloid news paper from The Times Group - has already started storming ads in different medias like outdoors, radio and print media (of course which they are king in print media). An introductory price of Rs. 1 (USD 0.024) comes with 40 pages. Nice to go through and which is not flooded with dirty politics. "CUT FOR YOU" That is Bangalore Mirror.

Watch the launching of this tabloid here

Mozilla Firefox Baptised by God

How Mozilla FireFox Baptized? If you are Fire Fox user, open a fire fox browser, then type the following and press enter in the address bar about:mozilla

See more Mozilla quotes at www.mozilla.org

That may be true, look at this picture which NASA captured by the Hubble Space Telescope showing spirals of dust swirling across trillions of miles of interstellar space near a distant star, named V838 Monocerotis. This looks similar to the FireFox symbol.

12 June 2007

Use carefully Orkut kind social network

Be careful when using the social networking site like Orkut, Fackbook, MySpace. The recent abuse of Orkut created lot of uproar in India. Orkut has nearly 6.6 million registered Indian users out of a total of 49 million worldwide. After Orkut Users : Brazil (55%) and United States (19%), India (16%)

Who ever using these kind of public sites has to be very careful. NEVER EVER provide your personal details like photos phone numbers.

Never Trust Any Unknown Person/Member
(Click to enlarge)

Never give your photograph, It is very easy to get abuse See an example how a morphing can change your photograph(taken from youtube)

Read this article from Microsoft "How to help your kids use social networking Web sites more safely"

Read here "A tragic love story: Flourished on Orkut, died in a bullet"

11 June 2007

Indian Blackberry Season

Boy selling Indian Blackberry at Hosur Road, Bangalore, India, Near Forum Mall / Big Bazzar

Indian blackberry fruit appears in May-June and right now flooded in the Bangalore market with a price tag of Rs. 80 to 100 per kg (USD 2 - 2.5) Jamun fruit is a mixture of sweet, slightly sub acid and astringent flavour that stands out even after eaten since it turns the tongue into purple color. Jamun is a very common, large evergreen beautiful tree of Indian subcontinent. Common names are java plum, black plum, jambul and Indian blackberry.

Charge laptop with 60 W Bulb

MIT team experimentally demonstrates wireless power transfer, potentially useful for powering laptops, cell phones without cords.

Imagine a future in which wireless power transfer is feasible: cell phones, household robots, mp3 players, laptop computers and other portable electronics capable of charging themselves without ever being plugged in, freeing us from that final, ubiquitous power wire. Some of these devices might not even need their bulky batteries to operate.

Read full details here at WiTricity - wireless electricity – That’s what its name.

Good bye wires !!

09 June 2007

Quick Hair Styling

Get a rasta man hair style in an quick way, Watch the video!!

08 June 2007

New 7 Wonders of the World Poll

A voting is going on to find the new Seven Wonders of the World

45 million voted for the updated seven world wonders and this is the largest poll in the history.

Cast your vote at www.new7wonders.com

Taj Mahal is in the top 10 in the world votes for the new seven wonders.

Pyramids of Egypt, the only existing one among the ancient Seven Wonders of the World

Update (29.06/2007) : UNESCO says NO to this poll

Carry Desktop applications on a thumb drive

A technology called Apps-D' (Applications on Demand), allows users to access file on other host computers, even if the computer does not have this compatible software to read the document. For example, a user may have Adobe Photoshop on his home computer but not in his office one. The software will allow him temporarily install and read Photoshop files on his computer. Virtually Computers Desktop in your pocket.

Popular desktop PC applications like Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe PhotoShop Creative Suite, Lotus Notes and Acrobat Reader could be transferred to the portable device together with all the files one has created using them. This application works with the Outlook also.

The software that is being supplied on a 64 MB USB drive is expected to cost the equivalent of $25, that is Rs 1000 - 1200 in India. Find more detail at www.i-flapp.com

Interesting Technology from Bangalore India !!!

Outsourcing strikes again in Bangalore

Software Development, corporate call-centers, Research Centers…………

The latest outsourcing is from Los Angeles, a local news paper www.pasadenanow.com which recruited reporters for its local news paper. The two journalists hired after putting up an ad on the Bangalore craigslist will cost him $20,800 a year for the pair!!

India is the best country for outsourcing? Why?

India produces 75,000 high quality IT graduates and 2 million English speaking graduates every year. On average salaries range from $5,000 to $12,000 (technical) and $3,500 to $7,500 (non technical). per annum can not imagine by the western countries.

Bangalore is the hot spot India for outsourcing. Even UFO 'trying' to outsource to Bangalore

Look at another interesting news about Japanese Language Call Center Launched in India

Bottom Line: Local news reporting is no more local !!!!

06 June 2007

Girl who 'Break' Bangaloreans Breakfast

No wonder this SunShine Girl from Bangalore bags the best RJ of the year (English) award from India Radio Forum 2007 Excellence in Radio Awards (ERA). Just once you hear Vasanthi’s 'Good Morning' in her Breakfast show, Bangaloreans are fully energized for the entire day. Yes, its true, Vasanthi's Breakfast show has a unique energy from all other FM radio shows.

If you are not yet a listener of her show, just tune your radio to 91.1 FM Radio City Bangalore at 7:00 AM!!!
Click here to know more about Vasanthi: The Extra Talented Radio Jockey!!!

Bottom Line : Vasanthi's style of saying BYE (with a bass) is a trend in Bangalore City !!

05 June 2007

Flying google !!!

How to make a flying google ?? or How to make a flying website ?
Works with IE

Open Internet Explorer Give www.google.com in the address bar and press enter to load the page.
Now delete the address (www.google.com) and copy the following in the address bar and press enter.

javascript:R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200; DI=document.getElementsByTagName("img"); DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style; DIS.position='absolute'; DIS.left=(Math.sin(R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5)+"px"; DIS.top=(Math.cos(R*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5)+"px"}R++}setInterval('A()',5); void(0);

Note: This can be done in any website and the images will start flying !!

World Environment Day & Bangalore Environment

A scene near Richmond Circle flyover, Bangalore, India (click to see in full size)

Today is World Environment day (5th June). Look at how just two autorickshaws( popular and cheap three wheeler taxi) can pollute the environment. The government has to subsidies auto drivers to fit the LPG and it has to make it compulsory in at least in all autorickshaws. There are plently of fuel pumps which servers the auto gas (LPG) for the Eco Drive.

Click here to see how you can easily book an auto in Bangalore A gas station near MG Road Bangalore

02 June 2007

Bangalore soon get 'Pride of Bangkok' : Siam Paragon

Bangalore will see Asia's largest shopping mall !!! Bangalore soon get Pride of Bangkok : Siam Paragon : It is one of the biggest shopping centers in Asia

Built at the cost of $ 375 million covering 5,00,000 sq meter land, Siam Paragon offers over 250 international and local brand names under one roof. This mega complex also features a departmental store, edutainment centre, and exploration centre and food courts of all international varieties. It will also house Asia’s largest aquarium worth $ 25 million. The shopping complex offers a range of international brands in all facets of fashion, jewelry, watches, arts, handicraft, digital technology, luxury goods, fine dining and entertainment.
shopaholics can never resist a bargain!!!

01 June 2007

Spam King send 120 million e-mails

Robert Soloway, accused of being the "Spam King,"
made more than $1 million over four years
sent 120 million spam e-mails
Send to 80,000 email address

Check out here to find out your country is a spam generating region or not !!!

Bangalore Traffic on LIVE !!!

Bangalore Transport Information System www.btis.in doing a great job with the new services !!!
* Live Traffic in web and SMS

* Delays at Junctions

* Car pooling

* Directions to different places

* Safety tips and Traffic Signals and lot more

You can find the live traffic details on the move using mobile phone. (How to use explained below) . Plenty of information in the BTIS site and definitely it will pour lot of information about the live traffic to us.

How to use few of the services go get details on SMS?? Airtel user SMS to 54321 and other users SMS to 98450 27222

Find traffic in a area
eg: For traffic in and around Koramangala
SMS to BTIS KORA and I got a reply with out any delay like 'No traffic delays near KORA'

Find traffic in a junction
eg:Find traffic in K R Circle

Find a Bus Route
eg: Find the route between Kumble Circle and IIM-Bangalore

Get other CODES from here

Find out other resources of Bangalore Traffic in Lost in Bangalore No Problem and Trffic Rules Circles in Bangalore Circle

Relax a little with Bangalore Traffic!!!

SMS or call to get an auto in Bangalore

Double meter and one-and-a-half meter rate ??

Waiting for an auto for 20 - 30 minutes on the road to catch an auto??

Hunderds of reason to refuse the ride from the auto driver ??

Call or SMS 9844112233 or visit www.easyauto.in to book an auto.
The call will attent either in Kannada, English or Hindi.

Easy Auto Service is a call-auto service that is an initiative of the Bangalore City Police and the Regional Transport Authority of Karnataka. Find our more details at www.easyauto.in

Salute to Bangalore City Police for the great work !!!!

Update: Putting a sticker on affiliated autos will be useful for the public