Mumbai was hit with almost 995 mm of rainfall over a period of 24 hours. The airport, the railway station, and the roads were innundated. The Western Express Highway was jammed for kilometers. School children and office goers had to spend the night onsite. Amazingly some minister blamed the rain and not Mumbai’s infrastructure for […]
Warning: The following post may not be suitable to viewers of all ages. I received this picture today in an e-mail. Doubting it’s truth I did a quick search on the web. Looks like it’s real. http://www.pulitzer.org/cyear/1994w.html FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Kevin Carter, a free-lance photographer, for a picture first published in The New York Times of […]
Software I cannot live without!
A friend recently told me his tale of woe. This friend worked at a popular IT shop and predictably put on loads of fat, thanks to the freely available snacks. He was soon chosen to go onsite to the US of A. Desiring to present a neat and trim figure to the client, he chose […]
Overall classification: Lance Armstrong (US/Discovery) 82h 34min 05sec Ivan Basso (Ita/CSC) at 4:40 Jan Ullrich (Ger/T-Mobile) at 6:21 Francisco Mancebo (Spa/Balears) at 9:59 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz/T-Mobile) at 11:01 Levi Leipheimer (US/Gerolsteiner) at 11:21 Mickael Rasmussen (Den/Rabobank) at 11:33 Cadel Evans (Aus/Lotto) at 11:55 Floyd Landis (US/Phonak) at 12:44 Oscar Pereiro (Spa/Phonak) at 16:04 Source: BBC […]
Does anyone remember “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara” from the good old Doordarshan days? I came across the MP3 recently. Click on the link below to download the MP3. Download Mile Sur Mera Tumhara MP3. Update: August 04, 2005 I found a couple of videos as well. It’s been put together by a couple of MIT […]
Scientific American has recently launched the Indian edition of their popular magazine. Subscribe for a free trial issue at the website. Newstand price: INR 100/- per issue 1-year subscription: 12 issues at INR 80/- per issue 2-year subscription: 24 issues at INR 75/- per issue 3-year subscription: 36 issues at INR 65/- per issue + […]
A couple of months back I had written about the necessity for implementing a nation-wide “Do Not Call Registry”. Some progress at last; in the wrong direction. ICICI Bank has set up it’s version of the registry at
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This blog could possibly behave awkwardly for the next day or two while I struggle with some domain maintenance issues :-( Update: July 20, 2005 17:20 Everything seems to be normal. Fingers crossed for the next few days!
No idea if these are real. If not, someone sure is good at image editing.
Goutham, having worked right through the weekend, was someone who you could not reason with on Monday. At 12:00 he forced me to drink coffee at Hotel Arasu (off Cunningham Road). At 13:30 he once again wanted to have South Indian meals (the Karnataka variety) at a decent place. Left with no choice I accompanied […]
“Experience the Joy of Living your Dreams! with Personal Loans from ABN-AMRO Bank” screams a pamphlet being handed out in front of my office. It goes on to say: “Personal Loans from ABN AMRO bank. A personalized touch for your every need. A top-of-the-line home theatre system, A personal computer for your family, A vacation […]
There we were, myself and Goutham, trying to figure out where to head for lunch. Goutham said he had this sudden urge to eat South Indian meals. This only meant one place: Bheema’s on Church Street. It was not to be our day since the air-conditioned room was fully occupied. The only remaining table (in […]
Hindi movie, gripping plot, decent songs, a fully-clothed actress, an actress whose role is meaningful and does not involve shedding clothes/exposing cleavage every second are phrases one would normally not use to describe a Bollywood made movie. Yakeen, featuring the yummy Priyanka Chopra, is an exception to the above rule. A great plot that keeps […]
Monster has a very good career blog. Check it out for some cool advice. LINK: The Monster Blog
Software maintenance is a tedious task. This is particularly true when the maintenance job has passed through a steady stream of hands; each pair of hands adding new features as the product evolves. When the time comes for you to fix a bug related to an old enhancement, you could end up discovering (after painful […]
The results of a recent crash dump, reported from my work machine using XP’s Error Reporting Tool. Click the image for a better view!
In India, vehicle owners have a weird habit of painting weirder messages on the back of the vehicle. The “Vehicular Signs Project” is dedicated to bringing these out-of-the-world messages into this world and where possible with photographic evidence. Thanks to Goutham S. Mohan, my colleague, the brains behind this project and spotter for the first […]