Friday, November 30, 2007

Startup News : Kunal acquires Sniff Games

My friend Kunal Sheth has just acquired 100% of Sniff Games a USA based free online gaming company.

The financials and deal-size has not been disclosed :P, He launched GameBajao.com (alpha release) last week and aims to make a popular gaming site for all game freaks.

What is GameBajao?,
GameBajao is the news/reviews aggregation website which will be powered by some of the best gaming websites in the world. It will be one stop shop for any news content from the various resources.

I find the name gamebajao bit funny coz its to its pondy double meanings :))


http://www.gamebajao.com

http://www.sniffgames.com

Congrats and all the best for your venture.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Chennai Superstars - Anything is POSSIBLE



Really cool promo... I'm looking forward for the ICL Dhamaka :))

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Breaking News : SC grants Sanju Baba bail

Now Dus Kahaniya is sure shot hit :))

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Written behind a superslow Rickshaw.

" हा असाच चालणार !! "

This guy was in his own world, driving really slow at 30 kmph in Aarey, Goregoan. Least bothered about the passenger, I think he must be from Poona.

World's first kebab cake...


World's first kebab cake..., originally uploaded by Bombayite.

yes, its Dubai again... I think it should be a deadly combo ...

here's da story.
www.ahlanlive.com/729-the-spice-is-right

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I'm :)

  • O Jerusalem!
  • The Dhandho Investor: The Low - Risk Value Method to High Returns
  • Nuts! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success
  • Lonely Planet India
Finally my books have come from Amazon, looking forward to reading it with a few pegs of Black :))

'Greed is Good'


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqOUlBXrzik

The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that: Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right; greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms, greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge — has marked the upward surge of mankind and greed, you mark my words — will not only save Teldar Paper but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA.

Gordon Gekko's famous "Greed is Good" speech to the shareholders of a company he is attempting to take over in the Oliver Stone masterpiece Wall Street.

And yes 2007 is the 20th anniversary of the epic movie on the markets.

Conspiracy Theory : Did the 1987 Black Monday Crash have something to do with movie?

Sequel
On Saturday May 5, 2007, the
New York Times reported that a sequel film entitled, Money Never Sleeps, is currently in pre-production. Michael Douglas will reprise his role as Gordon Gekko; however, both Charlie Sheen and Oliver Stone will be absent from the sequel.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Kindle: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device




Its claimed to be the future of book reading, something like what the IPod did to the music business.


Product Overview (Cntrl C, Cntrl V from official site)

  • Revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.
  • Simple to use: no computer, no cables, no syncing.
  • Wireless connectivity enables you to shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle—whether you’re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or in bed.
  • Buy a book and it is auto-delivered wirelessly in less than one minute.
  • More than 88,000 books available, including 100 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers. New York Times® Best Sellers and all New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
  • Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
  • Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
  • Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times.
  • More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN's Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post.
  • Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.
  • Holds over 200 titles.
  • Long battery life. Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day. Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging. Fully recharges in 2 hours.
  • Unlike WiFi, Kindle utilizes the same high-speed data network (EVDO) as advanced cell phones—so you never have to locate a hotspot.
  • No monthly wireless bills, service plans, or commitments—we take care of the wireless delivery so you can simply click, buy, and read.
  • Includes free wireless access to the planet's most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia—Wikipedia.org.
  • Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.


BOO!!

400 USD seems to be the most fcukall part of the product, I'm sure like the PS3 and iPhone they will reduce it to around 150-200 USD in six months time.

I will buy this if the sensex is good to me or if someone loves me and my amazon wishlist :))


More details on its site.

http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-com-kindle/dp/B000FI73MA

CM's of Karnataka - Big Names & Ball Talks

  • Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa
  • Haradanahalli Deve Gowda Kumaraswamy
  • Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda
  • Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna

Karnataka is the modern day Aaaya ram Gaya ram zone, the state politicians changes colours even before you can say their full name.

I don't know much about Karnataka politics but by friend Harsha thinks that Gowda is like shani to Karnataka state and its developments, I wish he never comes to the center or anywhere near Delhi.

I think Karnataka will do great under Presidents rule, Metro, Airport, Flyovers... this is Bangalore's golden chance :)

Can the president appoint Vijay Mallya as the CM, I'm sure whole of India will like it :)

Stock Ideas

Stocks on my watch-list.

Manugraph India
CMP 188

Compulink
CMP 22.70

Mangalam Drugs
CMP 19

Sterling Holiday Resorts
CMP 59

Vijaya Bank
CMP 78

Friday, November 16, 2007

Just wondering ?

How come Shiv Sena - VHP dint oppose the Pakistani team's tour to India, Does it have anything to do with Pawar at the helm of affairs?

Why is NDTV not condemning or reporting against the commies in West Bengal, biased reporting or do farmers in Nandigram less important than Muslim victims in Gujarat?

CNN IBN and Rajdeep rooting for Modi, Rajdeep wearing Saffron .. Samjhota, Setting ??

Who will test the drunk cops in Bombay?

Will Vasai - Virar become the next El Dorado for property thanks to MMRDA?

Everytime Sachin misses his ton, India wins.. what's more important ton or victory?


Biggest Rink Football Tournament in Bombay.


Times Super Soccer - 2007 @ Borivli, Bombay

The tournament is spread over four categories, namely ‘Open’, ‘Veterans’, ‘Under-16 boys’ and ‘Women’, with a whopping Rs 10, 00, 000 to be given away as prize money. Of course, it also offers a chance for the youth to interact with some of the stars of Indian football.

A maximum of 112 teams shall be enrolled on first-come-first-served basis. Other attractions such as Spot Penalty Shootout Contest, Tug-of-war Contest, Housie and a host of other contests for contestants and spectators to win prizes galore will also be in the offing.

• Where: St Francis D’Assisi School Grounds, Borivali West

• When: November 15 to 18 (last date for entries November 7)

Visit:
http://ms.timesofindia.com/ads/supersoccer/index.html or Vintage Football Club, Shop No 32, Royal Tower, I C Colony, Borivali (West), Mumbai – 400103

details courtest : WSP

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

STOKMARK - ATF Game


STOKMARK on the BBC Micro

This is a game for between one and eight players, each of whom tries to make as large a profit as possible by buying and selling shares on the stock exchange

http://www.bbcmicro.net/old-8bs/elecgame/businessgames.htm

We used to play this at home in 1990-93 on the BBC Micro which my uncle had bought for us.

This game, released in 1984 has had a great influence on me and my investment style & love for the world of markets, it still continues to thrill and amaze me.

I still have this Micro computer lying in my house, I don't think its alive any more, will try to revive it like Lazarus.

If you are a BBC Micro/ Spectrum fan then you should download the emulator and relive and play the classic games of the 80's
http://www.nvg.ntnu.no/bbc/history.php3
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:BBC_Micro_and_Acorn_Electron_games




SLB will now be known as

Sanjay 'Neela' Bhansali after Saawariya :)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bhansali puts Mumbai to sleep - Video on Rediff iShare

The audience response to Saawariya after watching the movie...the feedback says it all ... No amount of Publicity, Big Banner, Star Kids, Award winning director can save you if the movie is bakwaas.



http://specials.rediff.com/movies/2007/nov/09video2.htm

disclosure : I haven't seen the movie, I'm juss too terrified to handle the black & blue in the whole movie which scared most of the unlucky viewers.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Om Shanti Om - 4/5




230 bucks = 1 ticket!!!
But it was truly worth every paisa.. total paisa vasool movie... total entertainment and filmygiri... SRK, Farah and Deepika have done a great job.

SRK has single handed carried most of the movie but Deepika is also damn gorgeous ... I think Aishwarya n Rani n Preity ka ho gaya Chutti.

The movie has a 70's story about a filmy reincarnation, the likes of Karz and filmy stories Bollywood kinda forgot to make after the 80's , neatly done, neatly shot, great retro designs.

Dard-e- disco is by far Shahrukh best ever dance number.

Another main reason for the paisa vasooli is the star ensemble... never seen before in the history of bollywood cinema, some of the stars in the movie.
* Shahrukh Khan
* Deepika Padukone
* Arjun Rampal
* Kirron Kher
* Shreyas Talpade
* Bindu Kamini
* Javed Sheikh
* Amrita Arora
* Malaika Arora
* Shabana Azmi
* Abhishek Bachchan
* Amitabh Bachchan
* Vidya Balan
* Mithun Chakraborty
* Juhi Chawla
* Priyanka Chopra
* Vishal Dadlani
* Bobby Deol
* Ritesh Deshmukh
* Dharmendra
* Lara Dutta
* Sanjay Dutt
* Subhash Ghai
* Govinda
* Jeetendra
* Karan Johar
* Kajol
* Karisma Kapoor
* Rishi Kapoor
* Tusshar Kapoor
* Arbaaz Khan
* Salman Khan
* Zayed Khan
* Akshay Kumar
* Urmila Matondkar
* Dia Mirza
* Dino Morea
* Rani Mukerji
* Amisha Patel
* Rekha
* Hrithik Roshan
* Shilpa Shetty
* Sunil Shetty
* Aftab Shivdasani

And yes dont run away after the movie ends, the credits are also really cool.
Farah Khan really rocks, Tali Bajao for her.

Also in a few weeks you will see an Om, Cross & Crescent Locket in every Tapori's neck.

Like they say ...Picture abhi baaki hai .....

Diwali Celebrations @ Home.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Diwali Orkut


orkut, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

The Diwali Orkut UI is juss amazing, very sleek and kickass stuff.. This is truly making Orkut Beautiful.

Emergency & Democracy

My views posted on Pakspectator, A Pakistani Blog
 
 
 

Happy Diwali


Happy Diwali, originally uploaded by Bombayite.