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 ????

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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!!!

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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

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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

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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)

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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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