Sunday, November 28, 2004

The Carlyle Group - Former World Leaders and Washington Insiders Make Billions from the War on Terrorism

The Carlyle Group - Former World Leaders and Washington Insiders Make Billions from the War on Terrorism

Friday, November 26, 2004

Veer-Zara - had a dekko yesterday

 Veer-Zaara
Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta & Rani Mukherjee. 
 
I saw it yesterday....Decently done movies was not pakao as expected... really good music.... I give it 4/5 maybe coz I'm filmy.
Music is really cool... Yash chopra is cashing in on the Indo-pak friendly atmosphere :):)
Overall the movie was nice but there were some observations I made....
  • both veer n zara survive bus accidents... co-incidence or stupid writing
  • the Pakistani judge has Natraj pencils on his desk... talk about Indian exports.
  • Amit and Hema malini's Ishq but be surely worrying Dharam paaji
  • there was absolutely no policemen guarding veer in the court a prisoner in custody for 22 yrs, and he ends up doing a song n  dance sequence in the court :):) 
  • Pakistanis are even more filmy than Indians  
 

I'm on Fire fox.... adios IE

 
the pain and anguish of pop ups and creepy bugs n adware have prompted me to change my browser....
my default browser is now Mozilla's firefox...  next generation browser,
its damn cool... if u wanna download it too click on da icon..
Get Firefox!
 

big bong theory!!! cool flash


http://www.anandautsav.com/abp2004/images/kids_games/movie/animation.html

awesome stuff, put on ur spkrs .. pass it on to your bong freinds too
truly classic indian flash comedy...

Thursday, November 25, 2004

American consulate reopens :))

Ponappa
The land of the brave and the free seems to have chickened out a bit...nahi kya!!!

Hope Drives the World

 Here is a short story on motivation

There are two donkeys A & B - best of buddies.

At the village fair A is sold to a rich Arab while B is sold to a rich
businessman. The Arab treats A like his child takes good care of him
etc.
etc. While the businessman ill treats B, does not feed him well and
makes
him work hard.

After few years A & B meet and have a chat. A is very sad about B and
says
that "My Arab can buy you from your businessman and yo u can have a good
life too" B says, "No, I have hope here"

A: "What Hope?"
B: The businessman has a beautiful daughter, and when she misbehaves the
businessman tells her - "If you continue misbehaving I will marry you
off
to this donkey

rendezvous' at passport office


I had gone to the thane passport office yesterday to get my ECNR thing done.
the timing for enquiry and submission was 10.30 to 12.30 noon and collection is 3.30 to 5.30 (they have made it 4.30 now)

this is a huge place wid spaced out people wid documents n fotus in triplicate running from counter to counter and more counters.....
since my previous experiences have never been smooth I decided to talk to an agent first.. I go to the least shady looking of them ... I told bhai ECNR karneka hai .. he says form leke aao 1 number counter pe... the evil security guard who job is to juss stop all the people from entering so that the agents get their work done..
I tell him passport hai stamp maarkne ka hai...
I reach counter number 1... I give da lady 20 buck note for a 5 buck form (I'm worried that she wont return da change), after waiting for a while I find some chiller in my bag... I come outside again and give da forms n tell da agent to fill it up... thumb impressions n multiple signatures.. here n there...
then again counter number 7....
da guy on counter number 7 is missing in action... its nearly 12.10 .. this spaced out guy finally emerges from da loo... has a look on my cerits ask totally tangent questions...then take my papers to some superiors and comes back... has a long stare at da passport and and me .. and blurts toda alag hai fotu.. ye right fucker.. this has a frechie .. after ruthlessly stamping 3-4 times.. he says abi counter number 8 mein jao madam ke paas
Im at counter number 8, this totally pained madam doing some major kaam (12.20 pm)
im waiting .. im second in line.. some sidey agent gets in between... 12.21
then some sidey staff comes wid some wedding invitation card.. I think its one of his children.. he wrote da card to all in da office not individually so our madam was cribbing about it.. this rendezvous goes on and on and finally its all smiles at 12.26
then the printer goes kaput... out techie madam tries to be Mr fix it... its a shady legacy dot matrix printer... she maraos some 8-10 prints before getting it right... 12.28 pm... me in on GAS by then... else I would have to come again the next day....
then vola da printer starts working... Mr pandey da agent get his work done...
now im on line... she cant find my documents... I help her out... pay her da money...
she says... sade cahr baje aao... and da madam says sorry for da delay .. ..wow when did one hear Govt servants say dat!!
wow.. mission 1 done (12.30 pm)

now for four hours im in Thane , time which never seems to passs..... after having 2 lunch rounds of nasta pani and checking mail at a cafe... I go back to da passport office..... finally got it done at 4.15 pm ..

We Indians tend to blame these guys for all da shit they put us through, we are partially right but I also feel that these guys are a frustrated lot... frustrated coz of the people the have to hang out n interact everyday.... illiterate junta from all over, lousy travel agents n their side kicks, hajis n their gangs of ten .. one to fill form 10 for moral support, rude aunty fed up of being shoved from counter to counter...
If you ask me would I like to go there again no way ...... I guess god made these guys or punished them rather to do this job :):)

http://thanepassport.bom.nic.in/




Bhai ka naya avatar!!!

AB new bhai roles... da man rocks  da shit out of the SRKs,Sallus n Pillus of the industry.
An early peek into the dons of the new era ( mid-day 23-11-04)

Rajkumar SantoshiÂ’s Family

He is: The head of a large business house that has involvements in various nefarious activities.

His group is presently warring against another family-run firm (apparently led by Akshay KumarÂ’s character)

The look: Smokes a long cigar, sports Men In Black dark shades, suits of light shades and facial hair thatÂ’s a cross between stubble and a beard.

Will enter cinemas: August 2005

Ram Gopal VarmaÂ’s Sarkar

He is: A powerful political law-into-himself, a non-constitutional patriarch whose writ runs virtually in the entire city of Mumbai.

A character rumoured to be based on Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray

The look: Red ‘tikka’ on the forehead, gold-rimmed spectacles, black kurta, well-trimmed goatee and relatively unkempt salt-n-pepper hair

Will enter cinemas:
August-September 2005

 

testing this

 
 

 Life isn't worth living unless you're willing to take some big chances and go for broke.-- Eliot Wiggington

 

 

Monday, November 22, 2004

Creation of the Computer !!!




1. In the beginning GOD created the Bit and the Byte. And from those he
created the Word.

2. And there were two Bytes in the Word; and nothing else existed. And
God separated the One from the Zero; and he saw it was good.

3. And God said - Let the Data be; And so it happened. And God said -
Let the Data go to their proper places. And he created floppy disks and
hard disks and compact disks.

4. And God said - Let the computers be, so there would be a place to
put
floppy disks and hard disks and compact disks. Thus God created
computers and called them hardware.

5. And there was no Software yet. But God created programs; small and
big... And told them - Go and multiply yourselves and fill all the
Memory.

6. And God said -I will create the Programmer; And the Programmer will
make new programs and govern over the computers and programs and Data.

7. And God created the Programmer; and put him at Data Center; And God
showed the Programmer the Catalog Tree and said You can use all the
volumes and subvolumes but DO NOT USE Windows.

8. And God said - It is not Good for the programmer to be alone. He
took
a bone from the Programmer's body and created a creature that would
look
up at the Programmer; and admire the Programmer; and love the things
the
Programmer does; And God called the creature: the User.

9. And the Programmer and the User were left under the naked DOS and it
was Good.

10. But Bill was smarter than all the other creatures of God. And Bill
said to the User - Did God really tell you not to run any programs?

11. And the User answered - God told us that we can use every program
and every piece of Data but told us not to run Windows or we will die.

12. And Bill said to the User - How can you talk about something you
did
not even try. The moment you run Windows you will become equal to God.
You will be able to create anything you like by a simple click of your
mouse.

13. And the User saw that the fruits of the Windows were nicer and
easier to use. And the User saw that any knowledge was useless �C since
Windows could replace it.

14. So the User installed the Windows on his computer; and said to the
Programmer that it was good.

15. And the Programmer immediately started to look for new drivers. And
God asked him - What are you looking for? And the Programmer answered -
I am looking for new drivers because I can not find them in the DOS.
And
God said - Who told you need drivers? Did you run Windows? And the
Programmer said - It was Bill who told us to!

16. And God said to Bill - Because of what you did you will be hated by
all the creatures. And the User will always be unhappy with you. And
you
will always sell Windows.

17. And God said to the User - Because of what you did, the Windows
will
disappoint you and eat up all your Resources; and you will have to use
lousy programs; and you will always rely on the Programmers help.

18. And God said to the Programmer - Because you listened to the User
you will never be happy. All your programs will have errors and you
will
have to fix them and fix them to the end of time.

19. And God threw them out of the Data Center and locked the door and
secured it with a password.

20. GENERAL PROTECTION FAULT




Kabaddi players are cheats? : -------- only in India :):)

Kabaddi players are cheats? : HTTabloid.com

Friday, November 19, 2004

wot Wikipedia says about Apu :)

Nahasapeemapetilon family

 

(Redirected from Apu)

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a fictional character featured in The Simpsons television series. He is the proprietor of the "Kwik-E-Mart" (a subsidiary of Nordyne Defense Dynamics), the local convenience store. He is an immigrant from India, and like most Simpsons characters is a caricature of a common stereotype -- that of the South Asian convenience store owner. His most defining characteristics are his exaggerated Indian English, his devotion to the Hindu god Ganesh and his indefatigable immigrant work-ethic. His catchphrase is "thank you, come again", cheerfully and dutifully repeated to customers after a transaction. There are many hidden jokes in the show that play off of Western ignorance of the Indian ethnic landscape: there have been shows in which Apu has been called a "Jolly Bengali" and, paradoxically, a "Pakistani"! (one cannot be both Bengali and Pakistani; also, since he is Indian, he cannot be Pakistani).

Apu's family

Apu is married to Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon, with octuplet children: Anoop, Geet, Nabendu, Poonam, Pria, Sandeep, Sashi and Uma

Apu and Manjula were wed through an arranged marriage. Despite trying to wriggle out of the arrangement at first, Apu was won over after actually meeting Manjula and the two actually did fall in love. Later, Manjula gave birth to the amazing amount of eight children after taking a larger-than-recommended dose of fertility drugs. Apu and Manjula have a mostly happy marriage, despite understandable marital problems caused by Apu's workaholism, the strain of caring for eight children, and a single instance of infidelity by Apu.

Apu is a naturalized US citizen, and holds a PhD in computer science. He graduated first in his class of 'nine million' at Caltech — the Calcutta Institute of Technology — going on to earn his doctorate at the Springfield Heights Institute of Technology. His doctoral dissertation was the world's first computer program to play perfect tic-tac-toe (Bart Simpson ruined it by plucking a random punch card out of the box along with several others and the comment, 'Hey, what's this one do?' Apu promptly pitched it into the trash). Apu began working at the Kwik-E-Mart during his college years to help pay off his student loan, and simply never left.

Apu was a member of the barbershop quartet the B-Sharps, which also consisted of Homer Simpson, Barney Gumble and Seymor Skinner. Apu took the stage name, 'Apu de Beau Marche'. He and his family are devotees of the Hindu gods Shiva and Ganesh. During Apu's wedding, Homer attempted to play on their fear of the gods, and impersonated Ganesh. However, the impersonation was seen through by one of Apu's relatives and failed miserably.

Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon is Apu's brother who helps him run the Kwik-E-Mart. Sanjay's daughter (and Apu's niece) is Pahusacheta Nahasapeemapetilon. Sanjay's son is Jamshed Nahasapeemapetilon (which belies realistic inconsistency; Apu's family is Hindu, though Jamshed is a Muslim name).

When Springfield became over-patriotic and took the name "Liberty-Ville", Apu quickly caught on. He renamed his kids Lincoln, Freedom, Condoleezza, Coke, Pepsi, Manifest Destiny, Apple Pie, and Superman.

 

koi Aitraaz nahi!!! - Desi version of Disclosure

 

Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra in Aitraaz
Aitraaz**
Dir: Abbas-Mustan
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra

Saw it at Liberty yesterday wid Bhatta. Da movie is cool, definitely worth a dekko once, though it has atrocious songs but decent acting by akshay n kareena but anu kapoor n paresh rawal were at their normal best.

In short : Bold courtroom drama, no pondy as one would expect !! desi version of

Disclosure.

what I liked about the movie was it was bold for Indian standards, I'm many will take cue from abbas-mastan and make more controversial movies in da future.

 

 

da world loves Billu!!

Gates Gets 4M Spam Messages Each Day

And You Thought You Needed A Filter

POSTED: 1:07 pm EST November 18, 2004

SINGAPORE -- Bill Gates, the chairman and founder of Microsoft, receives millions of e-mail messages a day, said Steve Ballmer, the company's chief executive."Bill literally receives 4 million pieces of e-mail per day, most of it spam," Ballmer said Thursday.Spam or junk e-mails are unsolicited messages, generally advertising goods or services and usually sent to many e-mail accounts simultaneously.

Ballmer said Microsoft has special technology that just filters spam intended for Gates. In addition, several Microsoft employees are dedicated to ensuring that nothing unwanted gets into his inbox."Literally, there's a whole department, almost, that takes care of it," he said.Ballmer was in Singapore for the company's Government Leader's forum, which ends Friday.

now dat this story has come out another 6 billion around da world would try thier luck in paiining him,
billg@microsoft.com is his id :):) add him on all your groups :):)

or u can cofrim reciept by calling him :)
William Gates, President | Microsloth Corporation
Voice: 206-555-9595 | One Process Way
Fax: 206-555-9797 | Redmond WA 95120

Thursday, November 18, 2004

KOTAK bank sucks big time....

 SUCKS BIG TIME!!!
these guys charged me 110.2 bucks for stopping a cheque... as if it was some super stealth CIA operation. Its 4 times what ICICI charges, I don`t think its justified in any sense.Its not about the 100 bucks, its about principle, one has to stand up against these corporates before they cheat others. 
I think I will have to move my account to ICICI.

Key Issues in the Year 2029

 

Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia (formally known as California).

White minorities still trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia's third language.

Spotted Owl plague threatens northwestern United States crops and livestock.

Baby conceived naturally . . . scientists stumped.

Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage.

Last remaining Fundamentalist Muslim dies in the American Territory of the Middle East (formerly known as Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and Lebanon).

Iraq still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at least 10 more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels.

France pleads for global help after being overtaken by Jamaica.

Castro finally dies at age 112; Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.

George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2036.

Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only.

85-year, $75.8 billion study: Diet and Exercise is the key to weight loss.

Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs.

Japanese scientists have created a camera with such a fast shutter speed, they now can photograph a woman with her mouth shut.

Massachusetts executes last remaining conservative.

Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights.

Average height of NBA players now nine feet, seven inches.

New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2036.

Congress authorizes direct deposit of formerly illegal political contributions to campaign accounts.

Capitol Hill intern indicted for refusing to have sex with congressman.

IRS sets lowest tax rate at 75 percent.

Floridians still don't know how to use a voting machine.
 

Saw Naach yesterday @ INOX


Abhishek Bachchan and  Antra Mali in Naach
I saw Naach yesterday at the newly open INOX at Nariman point.. Its a Hatke movie, what every director tries to make...  one needs to commend Ramu in his effort to make a movie as per his ideas and without the distributors whims :):)
nice move, somewot like Abhiman (amitabh, jaya starrer of the 70's). smooth flow in da movie, no major dialogs and comedy one crazy dance sequence though ..  
I would give 3 out of 5 for it.. You definitely can watch it once.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Real Classic ad!! Posted by Hello

BBC e-mail - Find out your personality type

really cool stuff... I did my test :))


 "What am I like? The Personality Test"
Find out your personality type at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/whatamilike/

 

Skype is cool!!!

Skype is for calling other people on their computers or phones. Download Skype and start calling for free all over the world.

 

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

and u thought only murali had naturally bent fingers & hands!!

Bend it like Patel

HereÂ’s another Patel making news internationally. Radheyshyam Patel is hoping for a place in the record books for his ability to break eggs on the back of his hand by bending his fingers backwards.

He broke 21 eggs in 30 seconds at a public demonstration in the city of Raipur.

He beat the record set earlier this year by Bangalore man K S Raghavendra who cracked 13 eggs in 30 seconds, reports Asian News International.

Patel, of Mahasamund, places an egg on the back of his hand and then uses the other hand to bend his fingers backwards.

He said, “My fingers naturally turn towards the back of my palm.”


cartoon in today's Mid Day

Mid Day on the Web

i think da image dint come :) (flop attempt # 2)


twin worlds of bombay



the guys on the BSE building aint the only heros of bombay there is competition from the Dabbawallas who deliver on time every time :):)

Sunday, November 14, 2004

my mood!!

Apologies to the world?

Apologies to the world?
Here's an interesting reaction to the election: photos of Americans with signs apologizing for the election results.
http://www.sorryeverybody.com/gallery/1/

atleast the americans are apologizing... we indians have to apologise for electing morons like Deve Gowda and innumerable religious fanatics... will we or wont we is da big question??

Thursday, November 11, 2004

deja vu -- Is Google gonna be another Netscape???



http://beta.search.msn.co.uk/

Microsoft v Google
Times Online's verdict
By Rhys Blakely, Times Online



Bill Gates may be the world's most generous philanthropist, but the technical
teams under his charge may well experience the uncharitable side of his nature
today.



In the 30 minutes Times Online spent test driving Microsoft's long-awaited
search engine, launched today as a test site, it broke down eight times.

It was not the most scientific of tests, but nor was it an auspicious start for
the product Microsoft hopes will capture a share of the £5 billion paid-search
internet advertising market. Especially when you consider the competition.

Paid-search sites make money by charging website owners a fee to have their site
appear at the top of the list when users search for certain key words. At
present the market is dominated by Google, which has continued to increase its
share of the market - even since Yahoo launched its own product in Febuary.

That Microsoft is hoping to emulate Google - and attract some of the 80 million
people who visit it each month - is clear from the new site's design. Sleek and
uncluttered, it aims to provide users with the same easy-to-use format. There is
also an "advanced search" option, which is relatively intuitive to use, an
encyclopedia function, and an option that allows you to limit your search to
the appropriate territory (in our case, the UK) – again just like Google.

Meanwhile, Microsoft also offers a beta news service, which brings together a
selection of reports from different sources and which, if anything, is more
effectively presented than Google's offering.

But how did Microsoft's test site compare to Google in searching the web?

In the name of testing both sites to destruction, we opted to place ourselves in
the shoes of a tourist planning to visit the place with the longest name in the
British Isles, but was unsure of how to spell
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

A search for "Llanfair" on Google immediately brought up 94,800 websites, the
second of which included the full name that we were looking for in the
explanatory text below the link.

A search for the full name then brought up more than 9,000 websites – again
instantaneously.

In stark contrast, searches for both the terms caused the Microsoft site to
stall for a few seconds before the "search" engine announced: "This site is
temporarily unavailable, please check back soon"

So far so bad. But Microsoft's troubles may not end there. Experts have
suggested that the new site could spell trouble for website managers - as well
as disgruntled surfers and paying advertisers.

Deri Jones, the chief executive of SciVisum, the internet testing specialist,
has predicted that Microsoft's search "robots" - the behind-the-scenes parts of
a search engine that download pages - could slow down the whole internet.

"Problems in Microsoft robots could cause slow down for real users if they
perform too aggressively, grabbing too many pages too quickly and thus
inadvertently 'stress-testing' web sites," he told Times Online.

This could also result in users being asked to "try again later".

The problem for Mr Gates is that in an era when users have become used to
summoning reams of information in fractions of a second, you don't get very
many second chances.





Wednesday, November 10, 2004

24 hours widout internet or Tv made me feel so miserable, as if wid out
Oxygen... finally at around 8 pm the net is back... my mom is soo happy she can
watch her favorite shady soaps mihir n tulsi n da crappy gang... i'm sure the
pubs and bars must be doing gr8 business from 8.30 pm to 11 pm around india
:):)
Diwali is back .. so is da noise and da crackers... da only thing i like about
diwali lotsa people turn into entreprenuer over night.. take a teapoi or small
table , buy crackers form Essabhai in Crawford market and sell it at 100%
margins in your area :):)

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Balu .T gas lost it :):).. raul strikes back!!

Rahul Gandhi hits out at Bal Thackarey
   By: PTI
   November 9, 2004
Amethi: Hitting back at Bal Thackarey, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi today said the Sena Supremo should concentrate on "doing something" for Mahrashtra instead of looking for a bride for him.

"I shall definitely consider the recommendation of Thackarey," Rahul quipped when pointed out that the Sena supremo had said that he would look for a "Hindustani bride" for him.

He, however, replied with an emphatic no when asked whether he would be "seeing" the girl recommended by Thackerey.

The first-time MP asked Thackerey to do "something for Maharashtra instead of looking for a bride for him."

"I am open to suggestions and proposals from any quarters on any matter. I am still learning. Even if some one abuses me I shall hear it but the decision would be mine."

Monday, November 08, 2004

Partners in crime?



Partners in crime?
A FAIRLY crowded BEST bus leaving from Colaba saw a man occupying the seat
thatÂ’s meant only for ladies.

At one of the bus-stops along the way, a young lady boarded the bus and asked
the gentleman to vacate the seat. The man started grumbling. Then shouting.
‘‘If you ask the woman on the other side to vacate her seat, I will do so as
well,Â’Â’ he said.

The woman decided to shut up and continued standing. At the Jijamata Udyan bus
stop, the man alighted. So did the woman sitting across the aisle from him. As
they began chatting and walking off, the woman on the bus was left wondering if
this was another of the cityÂ’s scams.


One thing is for sure in Bombay paisa mango milega, dil manga milega, seat
maango... sorry boss!!!


cool flash about WMD's - check it out




http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/end.php

an awesome flash about WMD :)), thought of sharing wid ya guys !!

sensex up by 50 pts

Markets up by 50 points. My stocks are also up. Some bad luck had sold Financial tech at 91 yesterday(Friday) its 106 bucks now...
anyways WTF.. u win some u loose some :):)
 
Sensex 5,926.85 35.49
Nifty 1,862.80 10.50
 
Govinda's 1,500 sq ft of illegal tabela!
   By: Krishnakumar
   November 8, 2004

Govinda
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) wants to demolish an illegal tabela that actor and North Mumbai MP Govinda has built inside his bungalow at Madh Island, Malad. The tabela covers 1,500 square feet and houses 25 cows.

maaan this guys never seems to surprise me :):) u make a crore rupees to start a tabela :)))
 
 

Play around wid your IP



to find ur own ip...
http://lawrencegoetz.com/programs/ipinfo/

to do a list of things to ur ip and all here...

http://msv.dk/ms470.asp


kinks courtest my friend arun.

daddy needs protection




MLA Arun Gawli wants cops to protect him
By: UNI
November 6, 2004

Alleged gangster-turned-legislator Arun Gawli is now looking forward to being
provided with police protection so that ''he can serve the people better''.
Gawli expressed this desire to newly-elected Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly
Babasaheb Kupekar.


wot next... roadside pickpockets and pimps also becoming MLA :):).. god save the
poor cops!!

-

Sunday, November 07, 2004

best buys for da week

  • Centurion bank (8 bucks)
  • JK synthetics (20 bucks)
  • Financial Tech (If it reaches 90)

the blog starts here

hi all,
finallllllly i'm back on da blog scene..... been kinda bored and tied up wid lotsaa things...
myzus, no cable net, no monies at time :):) .
The stock markets seem to be rocking.. will try to post my inside tips and stories about the markets as and when i get them. As usual i shall always post the cool links and stories i gather from crawling from around da WWW.
aidoz