26 April 2008

My vehicle, my time and my destination

How can we improve the traffic condition in our city? Infrastructure is NOT a single answer for improve our traffic condition, Any Reasons? Yes, one reason is just you!!!

We have infrastructure up to some extend and the most important is how we use it and how we maintain it. With respect to traffic both are not 'applicable' to MOST of us.

How we use it? Even we have some level of infrastructure and how many of you are using it in an effective way? How many of we respect the fellow drives? We have only one policy when we drive - My vehicle, my time and my destination. Not body looking back or not knowing because of him/her a huge traffic block is forming in a junction. Just stopping you and allowing others to pass in a junction will not form a huge traffic jam is just an example. But not doing this is forming huge traffic jams is so regular in Bangalore. Most of the traffic jams forming is just because of irresponsible driving and no respect to the fellow drivers.

How we maintain it? If we are looking into most of the roads, only 70% of the road is using and the 15 % of outer sides of the road is not using. Can we blame it to the drivers? Not at all. Bumpy, pot holed, sand filled roads, drainage holes of the outer sides of the roads make sure that you will not reach the destination. All the drivers know about the sides of the road and no body will take a risk. If the authorities will take initiative and well maintain (15 + 15) % of the road
will boost the confidence of the drives and all will start using those part of the road. Manteca the infrastructure will get a 30 % of extra roads doing a little budget.


Five in One: A glued family or team work - scene near to MG Road Bangalore


Bottom Line:

How we use the infrastructure? Only we can do it in a right way.

How we maintain the infrastructure? Authority can do it and we can force them to do it.



17 April 2008

IPL Bangalore

Bangalore is ready for the first ever IPL (Indian Premier League) cricket. The Chinnaswamy stadium is is ready for the inauguration and every corner of the stadium is in Red. (Bangalore Royal Challengers color is red). Bangalore is slowly dipping to the IPL mood and is clearly visible in every corner of the city.

Around US$723.59 million sheded to get the heads into the their respective camps. It can compare with the English Permier League Football Matches.

Some photos of IPL from Bangalore.




Which Side are you ? A bill Board of IPL near MG Road





Direction to Chinnaswamy Stadium. A 'sprit' touch in the names too!!!



Bangalore Royal Challengers team already in Bangalore around two weeks back on the billboard




Chinnaswamy stadium, bangalore in Red and Ready for the IPL


IPL Tickets available at Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Pantaloons and e Zone

Book the tickets online at www.ticketpro.in

IPL Tikcet rates
Price in INR ----Stand
545 --------------- A, B, C
1090 ------------- I & M4
2725 ------------- N, E & M3
5450 ------------- P4

All IPL Ticket rates are including taxes



IPL Teams and Logos Matches


Bangalore Royal Challengers

IPL Match Fixture in Bangalore

Friday, 18th April 2008 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Saturday, 26th April 2008 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals (Jaipur)
Monday, 28th April 2008 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings
Saturday, 3rd May 2008 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Deccan Chargers (Hyderabad)
Monday, 05th May 2008 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab (Mohali)
Monday, 19th May 2008 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils
Wednesday, 28th May 2008 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians


Chennai Super Kings

IPL Match Fixture in Chennai

Wednesday, 23rd April 2008 Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians
Saturday, 26th April 2008 Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Friday, 02nd May 2008 Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils
Tuesday, 06th May 2008 Chennai Super Kings vs Deccan Chargers (Hyderabad)
Saturday, 10th May 2008 Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab (Mohali)
Wednesday, 21st May 2008 Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Saturday, 24th May 2008 Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals (Jaipur)


Deccan Chargers

IPL Match Fixture in Hyderabad

Tuesday, 22nd April 2008 Deccan Chargers vs Delhi Daredevils
Thursday, 24th April 2008 Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals (Jaipur)
Thursday, 01st May 2008 Deccan Chargers vs Kings XI Punjab (Mohali)
Sunday, 11th May 2008 Deccan Chargers vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunday, 18th May 2008 Deccan Chargers vs Mumbai Indians
Sunday, 25th May 2008 Deccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Tuesday, 27th May 2008 Deccan Chargers vs Chennai Super Kings


Delhi Daredevils

IPL Match Fixture in Delhi

Saturday, 19th April 2008 Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals (Jaipur)
Wednesday, 30th April 2008 Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Thursday, 08th May 2008 Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings
Thursday, 15th May 2008 Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers (Hyderabad)
Saturday, 17th May 2008 Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab (Mohali)
Thursday, 22nd May 2008 Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Saturday, 24th May 2008 Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians




Kings XI Punjab

IPL Match Fixture in Mohali

Saturday, 19th April 2008 Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings
Friday, 25th April 2008 Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians
Sunday, 27th April 2008 Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils
Saturday, 03rd May 2008 Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Monday, 12th May 2008 Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Friday, 23rd May 2008 Kings XI Punjab vs Deccan Chargers (Hyderabad)
Wednesday, 28th May 2008 Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals (Jaipur)



Kolkata Knight Riders

IPL Match Fixture in Kolkata

Sunday, 20th April 2008 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers (Hyderabad)
Tuesday, 29th April 2008 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians
Thursday, 08th May 2008 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Tuesday, 13th May 2008 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils
Sunday, 18th May 2008 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings
Tuesday, 20th May 2008 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals (Jaipur)
Sunday, 25th May 2008 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab (Mohali)
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Mumbai Indians

IPL Match Fixture in Mumbai

Sunday, 20th April 2008 Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sunday, 27th April 2008 Mumbai Indians vs Deccan Chargers(Hyderabad)
Sunday, 04th May 2008 Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils
Wednesday, 07th May 2008 Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals (Jaipur)
Wednesday, 14th May 2008 Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
Friday, 16th May 2008 Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Wednesday, 21st May 2008 Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab (Mohali)





Rajasthan Royals

IPL Match Fixture in Jaipur

Monday, 21st April 2008 Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab (Mohali)
Thursday, 1st May 2008 Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunday, 04th May 2008 Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings
Friday, 09th May 2008 Rajasthan Royals vs Deccan Chargers (Hyderabad)
Sunday, 11th May 2008 Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils
Saturday, 17th May 2008 Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Monday, 26th May 2008 Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians



IPL Logo


Bottom Line:

* Royal Challenges Bangalore are in full SPIRIT, because their sponsor is the Indian Liquor King - Vijay Malliya !!!

* India's offical sports is Hockey and majority are not at all looking into that game.


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12 April 2008

Police Traffic Park Bangalore

Do you know there is a park in Bangalore and its name is Police Traffic Park. Hardly nobody know about this park in Bangalore. Bloggers meet conducted over Police Traffic Park and had a hard time to find out this place. Just near the park I inquired a Traffic Police about the Police Traffic Park and he is not at all aware of a park with a name related with his profession.


Police Traffic Park Bangalore. Is this park doing its duty ?

About this Park: Inaugurated in 1994 to teach schoolchildren traffic rules, regulations and signals. But after seeing that park I felt that the that park is not doing its job . To teach traffic rules to the children. A clear evidence is the traffic in Bangalore.

Why Bloggers did at Police Traffic Park Bangalore ?

We discussed about the Blogathon India and its coming up activities. Also discussed about the BCB6.

By the way what is Blogathon India: 'Blogathon India is an event where these bloggers can get together and raise their concerns, ideas and suggestions on different social issues through the medium we all love: blogs'.


A Blogathon week BlogathonIndia1 coming up from 20th April onwards and the every day topics are

* Infrastructure
* Politics
* Entertainment
* Media
* Gender
* Sport

Find out more details and how to participate on BlogathonIndia1? Details here

Location of Police Traffic Park : Beside of Bowring Institute on St. Mark's Road. When coming from Residency Road - Enter to St. Marks Road (turning left from Residency Road oneway) and that road will lead into a junction (joining of three roads). Right over this corner is the Police Traffic Park.

10 April 2008

flickr video review

Flickr is no more still. Flickr started moving also. Yahoo Flickr started providing video service like youtube. Why Flickr can't start a new site for the videos something called Vlickr.


Lot of protest flaming against flickr videos from the existing flickr members. They say 'Flickr is for photos and Youtube is for videos'

Flickr Video Review

High Lights and Low Lights about flickr video

* Time Limit for Flickr Video : 90 seconds

* Individual video file must be smaller than 150MB

* Only pro members can upload video content and most of the Pro members are exclusive blood
written photographers (Don't know yahoo made this stupid decision). So if you want to upload video in Flickr upgrade your account to Pro ( I year around USD 25). Do you thing anybody will shell out the money to upload videos in Flickr ?

* Pro Members get unlimited storage space

* Start using advanced search to filter out for photos. At least for this reason we will start using advanced search !! Yahoo Flickr, move this feature to the main search or allow the users to set this option in their profile.

* player controls and indicators : Play, Pause, drag to rewind or skip ahead, Volume, Expand to Full Size and reverse



Sample Video from Flickr Video


Check out No Video On Flickr protest here
Also have a look at the Flickr Video here and FAQ here

Bottom Line: Is Yahoo (in future Microsoft) want to spoil the excellent photo sharing site Flickr to adding XTRA features which is not necessary feature.

Picture from Flickr

08 April 2008

Learn No Parking in Bangalore

Lot of talks going on in Bangalore and its famous traffic. Majority of the people are not following the traffic rules. One more thing we have to take care is that if you follow the complete traffic rule, you will end up with some trouble. Once I stopped my bike for crossing the road for few school kids and heard some 'old anna sambar' in the morning. What they told is you should not stop the bike it seems. What I will say to those notorious drivers. They think that road is only for the two wheelers.

Thought of School - NO Parking

No wonder why it is ? Look at the above photo . Learning school car stopped right down the NO parking sign. You can see one more Learning school car behind that. How the students from those kind of schools will follow and respect the traffic rule ? No wonder Bangalore traffic is getting worse day by day