Sunday, December 30, 2007

Lethal SMS

09370096007 plz cal me on this no. Now. Its urgent..plz

Call this number and figure out yourself.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Compliments of the Season

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Sai Baba - Wall Calendar 2008


Saibaba.Org is giving out Wall Calendar's  free including free shipping for all Shirdi Sai Bhakts and loved ones.

Please request your copy online by visiting https://blogger.saibaba.us/gift.php

Om Sai Om.

Taare Zameen Par


Taare Zameen Par, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

I dunno whether all children are special or not but Darsheel Safary as Ishaan Awasthi is truly special.

Aamir khan's maiden directorial venture is about problems of dyslexia and a child's creative genius supported by an Art Teacher.

Aamir & his team has given a good deal to the viewers.

I would give 3.5/5

p.s I find Aamir bit pakao coz of his certain views on boycotting Filmfare but going gaga 8 sucking up over Oscar awards & Narmada Dam issue.

Kingfisher Calendar 2008

http://www.kingfishercalendar.com/2008/index.html

Welcome 2008, The king of good times Calendar :))

Cant post the pics, as Ub intends to screw n sue copyright violaters, Dekko on the site directly.

Cheers n Merry x'mas !!

Gauri Khan - Vogue


18first, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

Now the missing piece in SRK Red Chillies Entertainment has been completed... Gauri looks stunning and will surely give all the heroines a run for their money.

Gauri would surely be the heroine of 2008 :))

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Shaadi Mubarak Ho - Roshan & Hemisha

Roshan & Hemisha, 2 of my very dear friends got married today, I wish them a very happy & loving married life and prosperity.

I couldn't attend the wedding as my Brother had to be admitted to the hospital,
My new cuff-link wala shirt shall be worn on someother day.

Am listening to Yesudas's Harivarasan.

A day of mixed emotions I say.

cheers

World’s biggest wealth fund


No surprises here... Saudi's are here with thier shopping bags..
The $900 billion fund is bigger than the current title-holder Abu Dhabi, I'm sure India will be one of the key shoppping targets Oil, FMCG, Constructions. real estate, defence .

Rs 3,60,000 crore, yes thats the game size.

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/506693-saudi-plans-worlds-biggest-wealth-fund

Welcome Welcome!!


movgal200532, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

An out n out komedy.... superb times pass... except for the title songs all theother songs are craps...
Nana & Anil Kapoor rock on.. The plot is not the best but good enough to keep you in splits.

Keep your thinking hats at home and go watch it.

3/5

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Hibernation - Not Really!!

You must be wondering why the trickle of posts for the last 2 weeks, well 2 reasons a) I still haven't managed to get an internet connection at home b) My office has blocked all sites of popular interest like blogs, market watch, news etc.

I do have enabled blog post on my mobile thru Webaroo but do face some problem posting it and cant attach images etc and it make it look like Twitter.

Have been working on some cool research tools and ideas on the stock market with a couple of friends and also intend to watch my list of DVD's which are lying idle in my shelf.

Also intend to finish my Book reading target which has been delayed like the Planning commission's target to the Government.

p.s Do read the Dhando Investor by Mohnish Parbai, Do let me know if you need it.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Dus Kahaniyan - Twenty 20 of Bollywood




10 compact Zipped stories, 6 directors , 1 brave effort... though the move din't do well at the box office, I appreciate Sanjay Gupta effort and like the overall package.

I would give 3/5 .

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Jay Leno unplugged....

This is something that you dont expect from Jay Leno, I'm sure this inspires something to we Indians too, I would atleast expect Shekar Suman to wake up and write something on these lines :))

original link fwd by Meera G.
FREEDOM
FREEDOM; Jay Leno wrote this; it's the Jay Leno we don't often see....
"The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some poll data I found rather hard to believe. It must be true given the source, right.

The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed and 69 percent of the country is unhappy with the performance of the president. In essence 2/3s of the citizenry just ain't happy and want a change.

So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started thinking, "What we are so unhappy about?''

Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter? Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job? Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store at any time and see more food in moments than Darfur has seen in the last year?

Maybe it is the ability to drive from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers as we move through each state? Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the way that can provide temporary shelter?

I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world is just not good enough. Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency workers show up and provide services to help all and even send a helicopter to take you to the hospital.

Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home. You may be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate
case of a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch equipment to extinguish the flames thus saving you, your family and your belongings.

Or if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a burglar or prowler intrudes, an officer equipped with a gun and a bullet-proof vest will come to defend you and your family against attack or loss. This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias raping and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90 percent of teenagers own cell phones and computers.

How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world? Maybe that is what has 67 percent of you folks unhappy.

Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S. , yet has a great disdain for its citizens. They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have, and what we hate about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.

I know, I know. What about the president who took us into war and has no plan to get us out? The president who has a measly 31 percent approval rating? Is this the same president who guided the nation in the dark days after 9/11? The president that cut taxes to bring an economy out of recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from terrorist attacks?

The commander in chief of an al-volunteer army that is out there defending you and me? Did you hear how bad the President is on the news or talk show? Did this news affect you so much, make you so unhappy you couldn't take a look around for yourself and see all the good things and be glad?

Think about it......are you upset at the President because he actually caused you personal pain OR is it because the "Media" told you he was failing to kiss your sorry ungrateful behind every day.

Make no mistake about it. The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have volunteered to serve, and in many cases may have died for your freedom. There is currently no draft in this country. They didn't have to go. They are able to refuse to go and end up with either a "general" discharge, an ''other than honorable'' discharge or, worst case scenario, a ''dishonorable'' discharge after a few days in the brig.

So why then the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of Americans? Say what you want but I blame it on the media. If it bleeds it leads and they specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash with blood and guts. How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner? The media knows this and media outlets are for-profit corporations. They offer what sells, and when criticized, try to defend their actions by "justifying" them in one way or another. Just ask why they tried to allow a murderer like O.J. Simpson to write a book about how he didn't kill his wife, but if he did he would have done it this way......Insane!

Stop buying the negativism you are fed everyday by the media. Shut off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New York Times for the bottom of your bird cage. Then start being grateful for all we have as a country.

There is exponentially more good than bad.

We are among the most blessed people on Earth and should thank God several times a day or at least be thankful and appreciative."

"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, "Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?" ~ Jay Leno

Friday, December 07, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Voter ID Card Mumbai campaign


Bombay Addict has compiled this info damn neatly

The following ad appeared in yesterday's HT.


For those who want their names included/amended, you now have only two weeks to ensure you get this done. (also read this)

In case you've not received the notification at home for this exercise, here's what you should do:

1. If you know your assembly constituency, then go to your polling station given below (Source: Chief Electoral Officer Website). Click on the image for a larger view.


2. In case you don't know your assembly constituency, then
(a) 1. For those in Mumbai City (i.e. from Colaba to Mahim): please visit the Mumbai City Collector's website (click here)

2. For those in Mumbai Suburbs (i.e. from Bandra to Dahisar): please visit the Mumbai Suburban Collector's website (click here)

Call these numbers and ask for further details.



Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Trauma Log - Fuckal Reliance Wimax

This is the trauma I went tru for 3 months thanks to Reliance Wimax - (Apologies for the lenghty logs as the logs are written in anger & frustration)

aug 8th 2007
Gave application form to Sanjay ( 9821291681), Application number 13000010006729, authorization slip number 160112
was told will get in 10 days (18th Aug 207)
later one week more.. as shortage of wimax devices in Borivli area. (25th Aug 2007)
one month later (10th Sep 2007)
sanjay said he will follow up, and put my matter in high priority
(Mid Sep 2 calls from reliance call center, verifying the booking and address, assurance that connection will be done in a week.
Calls to sanjay continue..
Sanjay gives me number of another person(Sachin 93205 82610, 30685108) , who me number of someone who handles between dahisar and bandra
after call continuously for 2 weeks finally someone comes and fixes the antenna and plugs it to my laptop, but cites base station is having some problem (28th Sept0 .. they will return tmrw
2 engineers come the next day (29th Sept), spend the whole day figuring out and goes back.
next day is Sunday, then Monday, then Gandhi jayanti, No one turns up....I ask sachin to send his person, sachin assures me someone will come. no one comes for the next 3 days.
on the 4th day when I say I don't need the connection some one turns up and the internet connection starts working, for about 2 hours ( 5th October), Since then I have been passed from one line to the another from the Reliance call Center to the Technical support in the call to the Mumbai Suburban aren in charge.
Sanjay called me on 8th saying that there was a problem at Reliance end and many subscribers faced the same problem and the problem was expected to be rectified in an hour.
Reliance Call Center refuse to take my complaint as they haven't yet received the subscriber Id details which was given by the Technician who set up the connection in my house. I have been trying to get some help from the call center in vain for 4 days.
01.45 am 15th nov, 207... net is still not working, the technician dint turn up nor did anyone call.
I have received and paid the bill tough, I don't want to be tortured anymore by these fuckers, I will disconnect the internet connection tomorrow.
unable to contact dhcp server 01.54 am
subscriber Id 369626718870, this is the same subscriber id which the reliance call center doesn't have but the same id did log in for 4 hours on 5th oct and 8th October
I have a simple request, please spare me the agony of the internet connection and kindly refund my subscription amount.
18th October, internet is down once again...
19th October , Sachin is not reachable and no longer works in the area.
20th October , I'm trying to raise a complaint...

net down for three days (8,9,10 nov)
bill received 12 nov 2007.
no net on 13/14th nov 2007
the customer service female refuses to transfer line to the tech dept, citing since I have complained I cant speak to the tech support, they are working on it types.
37.30 call with customer service. problem not yet resolved, they said the field engineer will call me.
15th nov.. no engineer turns up...
spoken to 3 senior supervisors, no respite all same words "we are escalating the same"
The call center guy refuses to transfer line to technical dept.
Am fed up, I am canceling the same.

Now that I've cancelled the same, The customer service lady said that I would still be billed for the month, Balls am gonna give the bill.
The reliance guy called me to collect the modem n cable, I told unless I get the 500 bucks refund I wont give the equipment as there is no guarantee Reliance would honor its commitment. The guy laughed & agree that the Wimax connection is fuckall and he would collect it later once I got my deposit back .
The employees are not at fault for having a such a shady sub standard product but can't help it, money does not grow on trees.
I will try my best to make sure that my friends and loved ones do not have endure the torture of getting a Reliance internet connection ever.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Can you believe it?


Can you believe it?, originally uploaded by Bombayite.

Kerala has a (maybe more, who knows?) Ferrari registered as a Taxi. its called "Comblete dizazter"

Fwd via Meera G

Master Juggling by Congress


Running the country with 12 problematic alliance partners
Crude Prices at all time high
India has managed to keep inflation low at below 4 % (even though its a bit flawed as India used WPI for calculation), I think the government has done a decent job in the last 3 years.

Now home loan rates and unemployment rate needs to be tackled before we aim at achieving the much talked about 10% Indian (Hindu for right wingers) rate of growth.

What needs to be seen if the government is serious about 9% & 10% investment in Infrastructure and Eduction, if that achieved many other problems would automatically be solved....

I'm sure our PM with his team of smart guys (montek singh, chidambaram, sam pitroda, jairam ramesh, mani shankar aiyar, murli deora etc ) will have better answers..

Hoping for a better India where Congress and BJP will work in tandem towards the Sensex, its investors and the janta janardhan at large.

:)