Thursday, March 31, 2005

What [not] to do when your computer crashes

MSNBC has a nice article on people's reaction to computer crashes. A fun read.. especially the deep fryer part.

Here are the slashdot comments.

Today is Neha's birthday. She has a blog now. Sweet!

So... what did "you" .. my dear reader do when you lost precious data on your last computer crash... please post comments.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Quake hits tsunami zone

Just saw this article about an earthquake in Sumatra [London Free Press]. Here is a link to more related articles[google news]

Very sad.

No Tsunamis have been reported.

Lets all pray for the victims of this catastrophe.


Saturday, March 26, 2005

Camouflaged octopuses 'walk' on two tentacles

New Scientist has this amazing article about octopuses that walk on two tentacles. This is simply too cool!!!!

Remember to watch the videos that we linked to from the article!

In other news, I finally managed to get semi-melodious notes (all 7) from my flute... now for more breathing practice and getting those notes straight!


Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Bose – The Forgotten Hero :: Music Released has a nice
music review of "Bose – The Forgotten Hero", a movie about Subhash Chandra Bose, the legendary Indian Freedom Fighter.

If you want to listen to the songs, you can get them from musicindiaonline, since they are not yet there on mahiram or raaga.

Me listening to them now... nice sounds....
Please comment on how you liked them.


Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The Credit Card Prank II

Slashdot today posted about the article about The Credit Card Prank II ... amazing article!

The Slashdot comments on this, as always, were entertaining.. :-).


Friday, March 18, 2005

US denies visa to Modi - excellent!

The Times of India is reporting on howUSA has denied a visa to Narendra Modi, who is considered by many (including yours truly) to be responsible for the mass killings of muslims in Gujarat in 2002. I feel so happy.

I am also sad that people like this give India a bad name - I was once asked by a bangladeshi man during a flight as to why the Vajpeyee govt. allowed the massacre to happen and I could do nothing but hang my head in shame.

Here's a toast to the day (in near future?) when all will live in harmony!


13 things that do not make sense

New Scientist is reporting on 13 things that do not make sense. A nice read for anyone.

This added to the news of a mini black hole by BBC has made my day.... I feel so sciency .. oooooohhhhh....


Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Sleeping sheep.. and my house..

The BBC has nice game to test reaction times. Thanks to Aditya Mandavilli for sending the link. I was sooo releived to read the notice at the end of the game :-) .

Further, here are some misc pics from my life.... my home primarily.. and Zack and Gokul (on a chair) and some pics of the multifaith function we had for Tsunami relief.


Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Gaurav's Birthday

So, March 14 is Gaurav's birthday. Here are the snaps of the masti we did last night!!! The snaps of the corresponding party will be sent as soon as it happens.

And do not blame me for the cake smearing act... this is mearly a retribution of this. Gaurav takes nice snaps....


Monday, March 14, 2005

When Veer Met Zaara

Outlook India is carrying this nice article on Indo - Pak Friendship. Was heartwarming to read. Goes on to prove that all this trouble/enimty is not quite a reflection of the general public's views, just that of a few politicians.

In other news, Nishant sent me a pointer to the news of a muslim woman getting a shiva temple made in Varanasi - I am surely going to visit that in my next visit.

Also, Animesh (not me, the other one) sent me a link to the news of Shakti Kapoor's involvement in a casting couch scandal ! The shocking part was not the accusation but the fact that he agreed to the act, but alleged that this was a plot - seems that this kind of conduct is so normal in bollywood that film personalities do not bat and eyelid when an aspiring actress offers "everything" to them - man, dhan.. and tan!

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Dalai Lama gives up freedom dream

Just saw this on the Times of India
gives up freedom dream- The Times of India
. I still cannot believe
it folks!!

Also, he
has expressed his thanks for India
. I wonder how the people of
Tibet are going to react to this!


Saturday, March 05, 2005

Idea #2 online!

Hi all,
Idea # 2 is online on my crazy ideas blog.

Don't forget to post your comments... I will be waiting!!

P.S. Thanks to all who wishes me yesterday! It was fun.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Oh Shit!!

Wired news is reporting about a new design of toilets that flush better, much better. Have you ever flushed 24 golf balls down a toilet! Read on!

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Maj Gen gets RI in Tehelka case

The Hindustan Times is reporting about a major general getting jailterm for the tehelka case. Nice to know that. Here is a link to related news items. I wonder when the politicians involved will get to visit tihar!

Amen to this thought!

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Invisibility Shields , Google, Firefox and Kenyan Linux-based Palmtops

Nature is reporting on an invisibility shield that uses electron effects to prevent objects from scattering light. Although they admit that this is not a one-size-suits-all solution, it has interesting implications in stealth, microscopy and other fields. Read the article for more.

In other news, BBC is reporting on a Kenyan school where kids are using linux based handhelds. Those kind of things make sense in India also.

Yet another article (from ZDnet) reports about how google is helping firefox. I don't mind them getting together :-).

P.S. All above references taken from slashdot ... really cool.