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Monday, December 04, 2006
Cricket Best Eight Balls From The Magician Shane Warne
No introduction needed for this australian guy. He is, arguably, the best Test Cricket bowler the history has ever seen and he narates which were his best eight deliveries out of moret han 650.

posted by kart @ 8:07 AM   1 comments
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Dada is back!
Now-a-days, I don't find cricket all that interesting but I am feeling like reconsidering my opinion, after reading the news of Ganguly's inclusion in the Indian squad.
Whether India wins or not, it should be interesting to watch the trio - Ganguly, Dravid and Chappel, both on and off the field.

If you ask me, Ganguly is the man who falls in the league that comprises of elite personalities like Jayalalitha. They have strong will power and ability to bounce back in flying colors from very bad times. I wish he succeeds once again in the big arena.
Who knows, with protests building up against Chappel in parliament and all over the country, this may just be the 'begining of the end' for Chappel and Prince of Kolkatta might become the ruler of the Indian Cricket once again.
posted by kart @ 6:34 AM   1 comments
Monday, November 27, 2006
Tamil through the ages...

Quite some changes wouldn't you say?

Here is the original link.

Photo Credit: Rrjanbiah

posted by Prad @ 10:56 PM   2 comments
Vitamin C- Friends Forever - Lyrics
And so we talked all night about the rest of our lives
Where we're gonna be when we turn 25
I keep thinkin' times'll never change
Keep on thinkin' things will always be the same
But when we leave this year we won't be comin' back
No more hangin' out 'cause we're on a different track
And if you got somethin' that you need to say
You better say it right now 'cause we don't have another day
'Cause we're movin' on and we can't slow down
These memories are playin' like a film without sound
And I keep thinkin' of that night in June
I didn't know much of love but it came too soon
And there was me and you and then we got real blue
we Stay at home talkin' on the telephone
And we would get so excited that we'd get so scared
Laughin' at ourselves thinkin' life's not fair
And this is how it feels

As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends forever

So if we get the big jobs and we make the big money
When we look back now will our jokes still be funny?
Will we still remember everything we learned in school?
Still be tryin' to break every single rule?
Will little brainy Bobby be the stock-broker man?
Can Heather find a job that won't interfere with her tan?
I keep, I keep thinkin' that it's not good-bye
Keep thinkin' it's a time to fly
And this is how it feels

As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends forever

La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
Yeah, yeah, yeah
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
We will still be
Friends forever

(Music Break)

Will we think about tomorrow like we think about now?
Can we survive it out there, can we make it somehow?
I guess I thought that this would never end
And suddenly it's like we're women and men
Will the past be a shadow that will follow us 'round?
Will these memories fade when I leave this town?
I keep, keep thinkin' that it's not good-bye
I Keep on thinkin' it's a time to fly

As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends forever

As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends forever

As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends forever
posted by kart @ 9:00 PM   0 comments
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Innovation is the name of the game
"I have a dream"
- Martin Luther King Jr

If you too have a dream, and the dream is about building up an innovative product, Chennai is the place to be on January 20-21st 2007.

Say Hi to Proto.In... a platform for you to showcase innovative products and maybe even get some VC funding. I have always been of the opinion that the academic curriculum in India does not nurture innovation but rather stifles it. So this is a welcome change and I wholeheartedly endorse the move. Go check it out.

Link via The Chennaiist.

Cross posted here.
posted by Prad @ 10:05 AM   3 comments
Life @ IIMA
Life at IIM Ahmedabad

9 min 39 sec - May 20, 2006

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posted by kart @ 8:28 AM   0 comments
Life @ Wharton

2 min 24 sec - Feb 26, 2006

Description: Featuring our social life at Wharton. Class of 2006. By Ari Chester. Wharton MBA.

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posted by kart @ 8:18 AM   0 comments
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Web 2.0 - Top 10 Lies
This is so hilarious and something I can relate to :)

1. We learned our lesson last time. And we're going to cash out before this bubble pops.

2. This is not a bubble. Hot parties, overheated PR pitches, and five or six dozen social networking sites are just healthy indicators of a new boom.

3. It's all about community and sharing. But we told our venture capitalists that our exit strategy will make them rich. (Corollary: But you have to know someone to get into our conference/party.)

4. Online advertising will pay for everything. As if click fraud is any kind of a threat.

5. These sites are so easy, my mother could use them. And they're so geeky, she has no interest in even trying.

6. The analysts are trustworthy now. Like the one who said MySpace will be worth $15 billion in a few years -- or was that the one who said Amazon was worth $400 a share? Whoops, I'm mixing my bubbles.

7. There's no glut of social networks -- young people are always up for trying something new. And we're happy to share in the 17 percent of them who aren't glued to MySpace.

8. Our site is still in Beta. And it won't be out of Beta until we figure out how to make money from it, or sell it to Google, whichever comes first. (Paraphrased from Ivor Tossell’s piece in Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper)

9. We're different from all those other sites. But we have a silly name, open APIs, some flashy Ajax technology, and other features just like the rest of them. (Thanks again to Tossell)

10. We look forward to working with our new partners at Google. Take the money, hand over the keys and step aside. Larry and Sergey are driving your bus now.

Source: SFGate Tech Chronicles (via rediff blog)
posted by kart @ 1:04 AM   0 comments
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Funny comments in Orkut...
மக்களே நானும் பொறுமையா இருக்கனும்னு தான் பாக்கறேன்... ஆனா நம்மல விட மாட்டானுங்க போலிருக்கு...

எப்படியெல்லாம் நம்ம பசங்க ஆர்குட்ல பொண்ணுங்களை ஃபிரண்ட் பிடிக்கரானுங்கனு பாருங்க...

U looking Mallika Sheravath
i looking Imran aasmi
Come let us murder the world

(டேய் நாயே!! நீ முதல்ல இங்கிலிஷ மர்டர் பண்ணிட்ட... அடுத்து ஊர்ல இருக்கறவங்களை கொல்ல

hey annikku Ravi yoda b'day party la Krishna voda vandha Janani yoda school friend Ramya voda boy friend Sriram voda girl friend Anitha voda class mate Vanitha dhaaney nee???

(ஏன்டா இப்படியும் அவசியமா கடலை போடனுமா?)

if u retain this scrap I will understand that you are interested in meand if u delete this scrap, it means you are dreaming about me.
Now u decide wat to do

(இவரு புத்திசாலியாம்... அப்படியே மடக்கிட்டாராம்)

hi,the numerical value of L+O+V+E=54
but the numerical value ofF+R+I+E+N+S+H+I+P= 108
54+54= 108
so friendship is two times greater than love.............
so will u be my friend ?

(டேய் நாயே, அடுத்து We will divide our friendship by 2னு சொல்லுவ)

heyyy gal,Barcelona hav won the champions league finals!
hurraaaayyyy!!!! come on lets be friends....

(டேய் முடிவா நீ என்னடா சொல்ல வர?)

generally i never scrap to unknown ones but this pic just caught my eye...
awesome pic gal.
kalakita po.. lol

(இவரு நல்லவராம்.... ஆனா அந்த போட்டோ இவர மாத்திடுச்சாம்...
மொன்ன நாயி...இதையே எல்லார் புக்லயும் எழுதி வெச்சியிருக்கு)

hi niki.. well can i expect a scrap back from ya..
well thought u are a person who can read and write... is it true.,... ?

(டேய் நாயே எழுத படிக்க தெரியாதவங்க எப்படிடா ஆர்குட்ல அக்கவுண்ட் ஓப்பன் பண்ணுவாங்க)

If u add me in ur list ill make ur life more pleasant and colorful...watsay?
scrap me bak if u wannna be ma friend!

(ஆமாம் இவர் கொத்தமல்லி, அவரை சேத்துக்கிட்ட அப்படியே வாசனை வந்திடும்)

9.Scrap - Eyy black beauty,how are you so fair???
If you don't add me its very unfair...

(இவருக்கு கவிதை வேற...)

Nice face, sexy smile, beautiful Eyes, Lustful Lips....Overall stunning effect...
But Miss Do i know you??? Dont embarass me by saying-u dont know me..
ya i know u dont know me.. but who bothers??
come on-add me as friend..
am waiting 2 b ur fan...

(மானத்த வாங்கறதுக்குனே இருக்கீங்கடா... ஒரு தடவை பாட்ஷா பாருங்கடா...)

மக்களே இதை நீங்க யாருக்காவது பயன்படுத்திடாதீங்கப்பா...

Courtesy: Mail Forward.
posted by kart @ 9:41 PM   0 comments
Thursday, November 09, 2006
A disturbing example
When I first read the news of Patna Municipal Authorities using eunuchs to collect tax from evading shopkeepers, I was stunned. What disturbed me more was people all over the web are lauding the so called 'novel' effort by the municipality.

Watching the eunuchs forcing themselves into shops and getting money (a.k.a. begging), had always made me thoughtful. It is the aversion of the shopkeepers towards them that makes them give money immediately and drive them away. The eunuchs also don't mind as long as they get money. They can't get any job respectable after all.

Eunuchs deserve the right to be human being first. The government and authorities ideally should try to bring them into normal stream. They should take efforts to wipe out these differences in the society. Instead they are trying to capitalize on the general aversion that prevails, towards the eunuchs. If the municipality's sole aim was to embarrass the shopkeepers, they could have done it through 1000 other ways. There are, at least in book, law and police to make the defaulters pay. The more disturbing thing is no one seems to condemn this act which in my opinion deserves appropriate punishment for socially humiliating someone on the basis of their sex.

It is really amusing see some people looking at this as providing the eunuchs their due respect. Look at this comment in one of the news sites:

"It is nothing but a different approach to handle tax defaulter.But in this way we are providing eununch a very good, respectable and ideal job. It should be appreciated by socity."

The Patna Municipality has set a bad precedent. Wish others don't join the band, in the name of giving "respect" to eunuch.
posted by Sunil @ 10:12 PM   1 comments
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