Sunday, December 16, 2007

"When I Was Your Age Pluto Was a Planet" | Wired Science from

Pluto Never Forget!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Monday, October 01, 2007

Crazy Indian Cricket Team Fans!

WE? - Not me, well... no longer. I guess these fans need to realize that this is a game. There will be a winner and a loser. It is your choice - the price you have to pay when you call yourself a fan. Nobody is harping about the Indian cricket men’s team. There are many sports we play and many sports we follow and accept it we have die hard fans in hockey, tennis, women’s cricket team, domestic teams, NFL, MLB and even WWE! Accept defeat and improve on your situation. Do not neglect your problems. Do not under-estimate opponents. Rankings don’t matter.

(After the ICC Awards 2007)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


"Please do not expect the tortoise to always win the race". I never think our cricket was good enough to be calculating the path to World Cup. Those who did can be called crazy or fanatics. Not being able to exploit the talents of Raina, Kaif, Powar is itself an indication. Further, Ganguly being recalled shows the state of Indian cricket and its selectors!! I personally follow domestic and county cricket and I could not see any reason for him being recalled. I have never seen the captain or coach so very irresponsible and clueless - keep apart the times of SRT!! What we need is the common sense - I have never seen Dravid giving a break to the PP - no change in the field - no change in the batting line-up. Indian bowling has to be 20 overs flat PP which is inexplicable.

All in all - it is SRT, Rahul, Kumble who play and not the media and hype. We were never destined to win the world cup leave aside the match against Bangladesh! I wonder if we play the ICC Trophy we would ever qualify for 2011.

Do not be over-confident and never under-estimate your opposition...Learn to accept defeat. Realize that we are just not good enough and start building before it is too late. Agreed it is a country of 1 billion, does that mean we will win the WC?

Americans are NOT stupid

Friday, March 30, 2007

Mumbai Cutting Chai - Dunkins Vannilla Chai - Starbucks Chai Tea Latte

Rush to chai tapari (tea stall) to have cutting with unfold collars and water before the first sip. (Mumbai istyle)

The greatness of Cutting chai (tea) can not be measured. This cutting tea has its own quality, and more so we can’t prepare it into home, nor we can get it from 5 star hotels, cafes etc. I still do not know what brand of tea leaves, what kind of sugar or milk they use - best considered as their trade secret. My mom can prepare wonderful tea but it is totally different from the cutting chai. Mumbai takes great pride in its cutting chai and like me every one is addicted to it. Considered to be an important part of the daily routine of every genuine MUMBAIKAR - it costs Rs. 2 only, from celebrity to low class labor every one need it at least once in a day. Living in the heart of Mumbai subarbs I could see famous personalities enjoying sip of cutting. Press reporters and advocates and yeah Scotland yard …oops I mean Mumbai Police :d. Add a rupee and it makes it spicier - yes we use spicies in our tea!!

Sitting with girlfriend and having espresso in BARISTA or having the over-hyped mocha in CAFÉ COFFEE DAY comes no close to the cutting chai with friends. Parking bikes in non parking zone and ordering, “Aye Babu 4 cutting de, pani kam …fatafat la chal……” (hey babu , 4 cup of teas with less water ;) ) I truly cherish style of Mumbai and its tradition. There are many specialties in Mumbai besides chai; but cutting chai comes on top most level. Coz every single day of Mumbaikar starts with cutting. There are so many people who drink tea, coffee in their house before leaving for office, but yet when they reach office need a cutting. And it is unwritten rule that, in Mumbai everywhere, mean outside every bank, college, hospitals, companies etc; you will find one tapari (tea stall.). And you won’t find any tea taparis without crowd.

For for me and my group, cutting was an important part of the day. Coz this is the place where we discuss on many topics. Which professor is behaving over smart and which peon needs Tochan and raag patti. Every tea stall has a different kind of topic - from court case dates to dating plans with girlfriend. Mumbai never sleeps, this city never loses its energy… many a time I think it is this unknown power and daily dose of CUTTING CHAI...

For those who come to see Gateway of India, their next destination should be the Tapari. Coz to feel spirit of Mumbai, you need to be prepared, that’s why glass of Cutting is for you. ;)

Glossary (Bole toh Mumbaiya meaning.)
a) Cutting OR Cutting chai - Glass of Tea. (they provide it in glass not in CUP ;) )
b) Chai Tapari - Tea Stall.
c) Mumbaiya - Mumbaian or Mumbai Local style.
d) Mumbaikar - Single Mumbaian, or local of Mumbai.
e) Sunjay Dutt - Bollywood Superstar.
f) Barista - small restaurant chain.
g) Café Coffee Day - Chain of Café shops
h) Tochan - Punch or Fight.
i) Raag Patti - previous stage before giving a strong punch ;)
j) Gate way Of India. - Famous place of Mumbai.

Things have been the same..but change is the essence of live and I have moved along from my cutting chai to the closest it can get - Dunkins Vanilla Chai or Starbucks Chai Tea Latte. Let me stop here, Bole toh Fir milenghe bhai log... Amrika me!


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Frugal cure for a sore throat

I’ve been sick for most of the week and last couple days I have had a really bad sore throat. I had been sucking on cough drops and other common things to try to relieve my sore throat, but it kept getting worse and worse, to the point where I could barely manage to swallow. As a kid I had tonsillitis and strep throat probably on average 5-6 times a year, but back then it was taboo to take your tonsils out so I spent a fair share of my time at the doctors office and on amoxicillin and other antibiotics. Well I hadn’t had strep in a long time and was worried that this had to be strep again. I was just dying so as usual I went to the internet to find a solution.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Steve Job's Speech in Stanford Ceremony

'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.
Transcript: Click here..

Monday, March 12, 2007

Friday, March 09, 2007

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Strength and Honor - Cricket World Cup 2007

My 2nd WC cricket video...16 teams will need Strength and Honor to win the 2007 World Cup. I've made this video in anticipation of the biggest cricketing event in the next year with one of my fav soundtracks.

The charisma of Chaalis chor

Official song of the ICC World Cup 2007

This is the Official song of the ICC World Cup 2007. It doesn't have a video clip yet, so I decided to make my own! It is called 'Game of Love and Unity' and is performed by Shaggy, Rupee and Faye-Ann Lyons.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

5 Reasons Why Windows beats Linux on the Desktop | Windows Computer

While Linux is making progress in the desktop market it is only in comparison to itself. In comparison to Windows, Most Linux distributions are not even up to the Windows 3.11 level in usability. Linux can't come close to the level of convenience and compatibility that Windows has for software and hardware. Linux as an alternative to Windows is going to lose even more ground. The latest version of Windows will show a new side of Windows and improvements in areas like security and desktop usability. Linux distributors like Linspire and Ubuntu are going to have a harder time convincing PC owners to switch.

Incorporate Google Calendar Into Outlook

Google recently released a new service that's an online calendar for scheduling your day and planning and organizing events with your friends, enemies, co-workers, co-worker friends, enemies from work, and all other variation of enemy, friend, and co-worker. Anyone who uses the calendar in Microsoft Outlook will find the layout to be quite familiar, and everyone can appreciate Google Calendar's simplistic and eye-friendly design. Very Web 2.0.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The 5 Ss of Japanese efficiency

5S is the acronym for five Japanese words, seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu and shitsuke, which signify order, cleanliness, purity and commitment.