Monday, November 27, 2006

Cool site for Quotes..

Quotes / Sayings arranged based on category.. Looking for something funny, or romantic ?? Chances are that you will find one here..

Check different categories...

"Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart"

"It is better to stay silent and be thought a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt"

"Having one child makes you a parent; having two makes you a referee." LOL.

Changing India - Change of attitudes

There are few India companies that are going global Like Tata, Reliance etc.. But I was seeing this interview with Baba Kalyani on CNN and I thought I heard something different..

They were discussing about the acquisition made by his company Bharat Forge, now worlds second largest in its field and the way it has emerged in the world arena. Baba Kalyani was saying that what it has achieved is not because of the cheap labour in India, although the perception about India is that its advantage is in making use of cheap labour to make low tech outputs. When he was asked if you are in the Hi tech field, there is no real cost advantage being in India because it cost the same as say in Germany. But his reply was that the difference is in the people (the engineers) who implement the technology and they are as competitive to counterparts in developed countries and the cost advantage because of that.

For me, personally, it was very refreshing to hear the whole interview because I was hearing something that I wanted to hear for sometime now! May be things are changing for good..

Click here to see the video of the interview..

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Chain Mails.. Pls stop !

I, like all the poeple out there, do get these mails asking to FW further for reasons like..

- if you FW, you will be paid by Microsoft for bla bla bla
- the deceased guy will get so much from AOL for every mail Fw.ed..
- you will have good fortune if you FW this.. ( an easy way to get into the good books of GOD )

Here is a sample one from Bill Gates.. :)

Hello Everyone,

And thank you for signing up for my Beta Email Tracking Application or (BETA) for short. My name is Bill Gates. Here at Microsoft we have just compiled an e-mail tracing program that tracks everyone to whom this message is forwarded to. It does this through an unique IP (Internet Protocol) address log book database...

I normally dont FW it further unless I am sure that it was genuine. But is it really possible to track how many times a particular mail has been forwarded? I was going to say NO. But a quick Googling proved me wrong.. It says even the mail ids will be revealed.. says..

E-Mail Wiretapping. A few lines of "invisible" JavaScript included in an HTML e-mail message could e-mail a copy of any forwards to the original e-mailer, along with the e-mail address it is being forwarded to.

OK. So it is trackable. but is there any truth in any of such mails.. I still think it is not.. So I would say, when u get next such mail, pls dont FW and if possible ask your friend to stop doing that.. may be you sending your and others email ID's to the wrong person.. and its a waste of time for all..

Read more.. a nice article "Toxic Excuses"

pls comment if you think otherwise..

Sunday, November 05, 2006

German Driving..

Germans are proud of their cars, autobahn and the total system.. One cant blame though, bcoz they are the best..
I read this interesting article and thought of sharing it with you..

Read on..

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Australian umpire Darrell Hair is banned.

I welcome that decision.. This move cannot correct the mistakes he has committed, but at least can prevent further and allow us to sympathise for his previous victims, if I may say so..

Victims, as I call them, are all from the subcontinent and that is why I call him a racist. to me, he was one..

A man of NO honour, wanted money to step down after the recent controversy began.. He was ready to take the blame provided he was given money.. pity him.. Now he has neither!

Read more..

Cricket gets its badly needed Hair-cut!

Fulda Maybach Exelero - a car, one of its kind

I was just browsing thru to get the latest of the so called "Innovation of the century", two-wheeled Segway. The idea was definitely impressive.. Now this gone into an anticlimax. There were some recalls after there were some serious bugs in it resulting in crashes, the famous one being the fall of President George Bush had from this. See a Commercial..

But then I bumped into this. The Fulda Maybach Exelero! an amasing car with an amasing background. So I thought of blogging abt this fav of mine.

This is the best car I ever have seen with my eyes live, when it was on display at the 2005 Frankfurt show. At that time, it just looked an amasing car, only to know later on while googling that there was something more to it.

The car was a custom made for the Tyre manufactures, Fulda. Fulda had developed a special tyre and they wanted a special car to test and show off their new arrival. So Fulda entrusted Maybach to build this. And that how this car was born.

We have a Tyre. Now we need a car to fit the tyre to.. Nice approach :) You cant complain though, as it resulted in such an amasing product..

Click here
for the wallpapers..

Read the full story here..

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Malayalam TV online

This is for the Malayalees..
Asianet streamed TV is available online.. good clarity and no disturbances..

Click the following link...

Or u can download the playlist to be used on winamp.. Click here and click Asianet.m3u

I prefer the Winamp over the Media Player because you can pause the video and it will resume from there when you play again.

Lokamengumulla ella Malayaalikalkum ee anpathan Kerala piraviude aashamsakal!!

Murphy's Law ..

We all have heard about Newton's first law.. But what about Murphy's Laws.. They are as true as the former..

Here are a few..

In nature, nothing is ever right. Therefore, if everything is going right ... something is wrong.

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

Never argue with a fool, people might not know the difference.

Click here for one such collection..