Thursday, June 26, 2008

My version of the Net.

Things haven’t changed much since I compiled the list in 2005

My blog is still hosted at Blogspot  .
My pictures remain hosted by Flickr  .
Email with Microsoft Outlook  and Gmail  with my own domain www.bombaylives.com
Browse internet with Firefox 3
LinkedIn & Facebook business and friends networking.
Bloglines  to read RSS feeds.
View pics on Irfanview  & Piclens

Google Talk  and Skype  for instant messaging.
UTVi , moneycontro  l and equitymaster  to check stock quotes.
Icicidirect  to trade on Sensex/Nifty.
Peerweb for P2P transfers.
AVG  is my antivirus protection.
VLC Player to view movies , Winamp  to play music.

SMS Fun at Vakow & Twitter

Gyan at Wikipedia

Cheap movie tickets at Ngpay & Bookmyshow & Vodafone Tuesdays.

Online Shopping at FutureBazaar and using Paymate for discount payments.

Online travel at Makemytrip & Loyalty Points at Imint.

Make my PC look like Mac using CrystalXP

Mailing groups using GoogleGroups.

SMS, Mail & Pop-up Reminders using Google Calendar

Mobile downloads using Mobile9

View videos on YouTube & share Presentations on Slide share

Would love you hear your version of the Net or Net 2.0 as they call it nowadays : - )

36 Hours in Mumbai - NYTimes

Read here

and here for the Slideshow.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Rediff invests in Vakow!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mard Bachao Andolan

http://mardangiri.com

 

Haywards 5000 & Sanju Baba’s new Andolan… making India more manly : - )

 

Monday, June 16, 2008

Dasavathaaram - 3.5/5



Nice movie, Kamal Haasan rocks!!

I think its one of the first Indian Movies to have a subject around the chaos theory and the butterfly effect

Also the first movie to have George Bush, Manmohan Singh, Jayalalitha, Karunanidhi.

Kamal's efforts are definitely laudable and deserves a salute

and yes at 140 crore its India's most expensive movie

**3.5 - 5 points

Friday, June 13, 2008

Crazy Govt taxes on Housing

After the 5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) the state government is levying a 4.5 per cent service tax on all new flats.

The whole logic is funny coz already VAT is being paid on the entire component that goes into constructing a building.

The new taxes so that makes it Rs 4.5 lakh for a flat worth Rs 50 lakh, plus another 2-3 lakhs for registrations & brokerages.

Surprisingly this news has come only in Mumbai Mirror; no other publication or TV channel has picked it up.

I don’t know if this is true or not, if it’s true then am surprised that no one has come out and opposed it.

Does anyone have any answers or leads?

The story in Mumbai Mirror

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/net/mmpaper.aspx?page=article&sectid=15&contentid=200806112008061102124783531770627&pageno=1

Reminds me of stuff being done in Gulf to drive out immigrants by raising the cost of living, but then they guys who come to Bombay anyways will continue to live in Slums & Zhoppadpattis while the Middle Class will be automatically bhagaoed.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Oprah's Book Club



Ok I was kidding, My friend Fiza has just released her latest book, “Khawabon Ki Zameen” (Land of dreams),

you can order this book by sending mail to her : fizadawn@gmail.com or buy at Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260249870441

Book Cost Rs. 85/-

If you love poems or wanna impress someone wid your poems, then go for it .

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Free Tickets for CNBC's Movie Fest

Got 2 invites to CNBC's movie Fest at Metro on 5th June, showing Wall Street or Barbarians at the Gate, Do lemme know if anyone's interested.

 

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Movies to watch this Weekend





Best deals to watch the movies
1. Vodafone Tuesdays' 1 ticket free on 1 ticket
http://www.vodafone.in/vodafone/footer/pages/privileges.aspx

2. Bookmyshow : ICICI card offer 1 ticket free on 1 ticket

3. NGpay also has a 50% discount offer, but its perputally down and one doesnt now how safe the mobile transaction can be.
http://www.ngpay.com/site/faqs_famecinemas.html

4. Paymate : 25% cashback for HDFC card holders
http://movies.paymate.co.in/

I wish someone made a best deal crawler on the lines of Froogle.