Am moving on from Blogger to Wordpress.... My blog is now at www.bombaylives.com
Thanks & God bless :))
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
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 , moneycontrol 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.
Gyan at Wikipedia
Make my PC look like Mac using CrystalXP
Mailing groups using GoogleGroups.
SMS, Mail & Pop-up Reminders using Google Calendar
Mobile downloads using Mobile9
Would love you hear your version of the Net or Net 2.0 as they call it nowadays : - )
posted by Unknown at 6/26/2008 12:11:00 PM
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
You can buy yourself a beer and send the bill to RG.
posted by Unknown at 6/25/2008 03:49:00 PM
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
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
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
posted by Unknown at 6/13/2008 01:09:00 PM
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Why? , read this
And we used to think apna Bad Luck hi kharab hai, I think Stock Market is a much better option :- )
posted by Unknown at 6/12/2008 11:30:00 AM
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org 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 .
posted by Unknown at 6/11/2008 04:28:00 PM
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Best deals to watch the movies
1. Vodafone Tuesdays' 1 ticket free on 1 ticket
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.
4. Paymate : 25% cashback for HDFC card holders
I wish someone made a best deal crawler on the lines of Froogle.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Visual Bookshelf is a super cool, no bullshit or timepass . A must have App if you love reading books.
Build up a virtual bookshelf by searching the Amazon book inventory.
* See what your friends are reading
* Show others whats on your real bookshelf
* See who else is reading a book (a good icebreaker)
* Read and create reviews
* Clean low-text look on your profile
* Recommend books on your bookshelf to your friends
And yes you can Facebook Me : )
posted by Unknown at 5/28/2008 02:48:00 PM
CNBC-TV18 & Enlighten Film Society is showcasing four movies on the Stock Markets on 5th and 6th June 2008.
7 pm - Wallstreet.
9.30 pm - Barbarians at the gate.
7 pm - Boiler Room.
9.20 pm - Rogue Trader.
The fuckall part is they are only being shown in Metro Adlabs, I’d suggest call up Seventymm or Clickflix or your local DVD wala and watch it at home in case you can’t make it to town.
Nevertheless it’s a nice attempt by these guys.
posted by Unknown at 5/28/2008 02:32:00 PM
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Vijay Tendulkar one of India's best writer, playwright & overall very brave social activist died today.
I would say more than his writing it was his courage to stand up for justice without fear whether supporting people against Bhai Thakur in Virar or standing in support of Mahanagar when attacked by Shiv Sena or Standing with the displaced people of Narmada and many more such things... Something that his daughter Priya Tendulkar did in Rajni.
After PuLa Deshpande, this is one of greatest loss to Maharashtra.
posted by Unknown at 5/19/2008 11:34:00 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Inspite of living in Borivli I went to National Park today after more than 10 Years, for Deepthi it was her first visit to the all Famous Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
There weren't too many animals just saw a few Deers, One leopard and many Monkeys... The Lion Safari was bit vague and the official jeep were missing, and our Rickshaw wasnt allowed to enter the Kanheri Caves Region : ( .
But the coolest thing was the Mini Train, the 15 min ride is fun, reminds you of your school picnics and the Peddle Boating, real paisa vasool stuff.
Both @ 15 bucks per person.
The park was clean, but many of the animals were missing so were the food stalls .. the only food available were the Kulfiwalas and the Cucumber vendors.
Maybe next time we can do a group picnic and carry all our food and housie tickets and some booze :)
Some images :-
Friday, May 09, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
- Raj Thackeray gave the weekly dose to UP wallahs , yawn.....
- IPL has crossed 30 matches... stil entertaing.
- Mumbai Indians are winning thanks to Bhajji not playing.
- No one covered Shiv Sena's Trade and Property Fair for the Marathi Manos, even though it was well promoted and some nice copy writing .
- BMC wants 41% tax on property rents, yeah right.
- Yashraj Films seems to have got it all wrong in 2007-08
- Property prices seem to have fallen 20%, I wonder where in Bombay
- Cheerleaders have been replaced by Gay dancers.
- The horny humping sound in the Vodafone ad that plays between overs has been muted.
- The Ramdoss health ministry is doing everything apart from Health
- Billu is not interested in Yahoo, I wonder if MSFT will pickup Yahoo stock when they fall today.
- Markets have bounced back nearly 3k since touching 14500.
posted by Unknown at 5/05/2008 05:46:00 PM
Google Just launched this cool new feature on Google Calendar.
Sync your Google Calendar with your Microsoft Outlook™ calendar
Access your calendar however and whenever you want. Check your Microsoft Outlook events on the go with Google Calendar. View your Google Calendar information offline through Microsoft Outlook calendar.
What this means is If you were using Plaxo and Outlook together and were using Google Calendar to Get free SMS Notifications and was doing unnecessary double work it’s now peace life.
Now You can continue to create reminders on Outlook, Keep you contacts & Sync them with Plaxo, Sync both ways with Outlook & Google Calendar, get unlimited free notification on SMS, Mail & pop-ups thanks to Google J
More Details here =>> Learn More
posted by Unknown at 5/05/2008 11:05:00 AM
Friday, May 02, 2008
My realisation that holidays just fly so fast and the things that we plan during weekdays but never implement on holidays...
Some of the things I've not been doing :-
- Scanning retro family pics
- Crossing over to Gorai beach over the ferry ride and eating Tadgolas.
- Swimming in my building pool.
- Playing cricket (seal) matches of 55 Bucks and MRI tennis balls
- Reading the books I've bought.
- Watching the movies I downloaded on my LAN
- Sending a 'hello' scrap to my Freinds on Orkut.
Hopefully I can Tick mark some of the them this weekend, till then its back to the usual grind.
I think we should have a collbrative weekend list on the lines of 43things and make the best of the holidays.
posted by Unknown at 5/02/2008 08:34:00 AM
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sindhi: Majo aaiyo
Bengali: Bhaalo laglo
posted by Unknown at 4/29/2008 05:04:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2008
Protests against IPL cheerleaders
These guys have just lost it, seeing opportunity and publicity they have decided to do ungli where its least required.
What happened to all the favorite issues Temple, Toyota Rath, Licking Jinnah. 123 nuclear bum.
Its politicians that need to be banned, specially during cricket and exams.
IPL rocks, Cheer Girls Rock, Cricket prevails over starved lusty politicians, specially ones who wear half pants and promote celibacy.
In 2009 elections its gonna be a choice between jurassic 82 year old vs 37 year old, I know where my vote is gonna go.
posted by Unknown at 4/25/2008 12:24:00 AM
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Pics from Vishu celebrated yesterday at home.
Hoping for peace, prosperity, happiness.
and also success for the Indian Team.
Also a very happy Baisakhi, Bihu, Nôbobôrsho : - )
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Not wothout my goat :Deepak Dobriyal
I seriously doubt if it’s the just love for the Goat, its maybe much deeper than that!
Adam and Ewe :-)
posted by Unknown at 4/10/2008 12:04:00 PM
This is truly Happy B'day Bombay istyle...
4 step rule
1.get a hoarding
2.put a high resolution pic,
3.write a few adjectives and suck up
4. write the names of the people who suck-up at the bottom footer
Happy B'day dear mantri saheb, vaadivsacha subecha :)
posted by Unknown at 4/10/2008 08:22:00 AM
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
To find out more about Twitter, visit the link below:
-The Twitter Team
Twitter is a unique approach to communication and networking based on the simple concept of status. What are you doing? What are your friends doing—right now? With Twitter, you may answer this question over SMS, IM, or the Web and the responses are shared between contacts.
posted by Unknown at 3/30/2008 03:44:00 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
RG's team at Vakow have enabled posting on Twitted via Vakow.
Da 1 million $ reason to use this service,
Coz its cheaper because vakow don't use a shortcode like Twitter. ( Vakow SMS = 0.50- 1 Rs, Premium SMS 3 bucks)
4 more details check here http://www.vakow.com/settings/twitter/
If you are wondering WTF is Twitter or Vakow, Pls Wiki or Google it :)
Sorry for the language but this is how the exact memo was.....
Microsoft's Memo to its Indian Staff
This is a REAL MEMO from Microsoft HR Director in Redmond, WA to its
staff of Indian Origin. Every word here is kept intact without
MEMO TO INDIAN STAFF
In view of the large number of Indians working in the USA, UK and many
other countries with White People, it has become important for Human
Resources Department to issue directives to their Indian staff.
TO ALL HINDI-SPEAKING STAFF
It has been brought to our attention by several officials visiting our
corporate headquarters that offensive language is commonly used by our
Hindi-speaking staff. Such behavior, in addition to violating our
policy, is highly unprofessional and offensive to both visitors and
Staff will IMMEDIATELY adhere to the following rules:
1. Words like CHUTIYA, GANDU and other such expressions will not be used
for emphasis, no matter how heated the discussion. You will not say
CHUTIYE, AKKAL NAHI HAI KYA TEREKO when someone makes a mistake, or
MADAR CHOD, BHENCHOD when a major mistake has been made. All forms
derived from the verb CHOD are inappropriate in our environment.
2. No project manager, section head or administrator, under any
circumstances, will be referred to as GADHA or CHUTIYA. Lack of
determination will not be referred to as KAAMCHOR SAALA and neither will
persons who lack initiative be referred to as BHOSADIKAA or MADARCHOD.
3. Unusual or creative ideas from your superiors are not to be referred
to as GAND FAADU, if a person is persistent, or if a task is heavy to
accomplish. In a similar way, do not use GAND FATI, if a colleague is
going through a difficult situation.
4. Furthermore, you must not say BHOSADE MEIN GAYA when matters become
complicated. When asking someone to leave you alone, you must not say
DIMAG KI MAA BHEN MAT KAR. Do not ever substitute 'May I help you?' with
BOL TERI GAND KAISE MARU?
5. When things get tough, an acceptable _expression such as 'We are
going through a difficult time' should be used, rather than MAA CHUDI
PADI HAI or GOTI MUH MEIN HAI..
6. No salary increase shall be ever referred to as KHAIRAAT BAATI JAA
RAHI HAI KYA. Under no circumstances should you call our elderly
corporate partners as BUDDHA KHOOSAT.
7. Last, but not least, after reading this memo, please do not say: YE
KAGAJ GAND PONCHNE KE LAAYAK BHI NAHI HAI.We hope you will keep these
directions in mind.
Human Resources, Director Microsoft Corporation
posted by Unknown at 3/28/2008 04:52:00 PM
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Got this deadly fwd from Sandy.
Over the weekend, I filled up my car's fuel tank, and I thought fuel
has become really expensive after the recent price hike. But then I
compared it with other common liquids and did some quick calculations,
and I felt a little better.
To know why, see the results below - you'll be surprised at how
outrageous some other prices
Diesel (regular): Rs.! 36.08 pe r litre
Petrol (speed): Rs.52 per litre
Coca Cola 330 ml can : Rs.20 = Rs.61 per litre
Dettol antiseptic 100 ml Rs.20 = Rs.200 per litre
Radiator coolant 500 ml Rs.160 = Rs.320 per litre
Pantene conditioner 400 ml Rs.165 = Rs.413 per litre
Medicinal mouthwash like Listerine 100 ml Rs.45 = Rs. 450 per litre
Red Bull 150 ml can : Rs.75 = Rs.500 per litre
Corex cough syrup 100 ml Rs.57 = Rs. 570 per litre
Evian water 500 ml Rs. 330 = Rs. 660 per litre Rs. 660 for a litre of
WATER???!!! And the buyers don't even know the source (Evian spelled
backwards is naive.)
Kores whiteout 15 ml Rs. 15 = Rs. 1000 per litre
Cup of coffee at any decent business hotel 150 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1167 per litre
Old Spice after shave lotion 100 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1750 per litre
Pure almond oil 25 ml Rs. 68 = Rs. 2720 per litre
And this is the REAL KICKER... HP deskjet colour ink cartridge 21 ml
Rs.1900 = Rs. 90476 per litre!!!
Now you know why computer printers are so cheap ? So they have you
hooked for the ink !
So, the next time you're at the pump, don't curse our honorable
Petroleum minister - just be glad your car doesn't run on cough syrup,
after shave, coffee, or God forbid, printer ink !
posted by Unknown at 3/27/2008 11:27:00 PM
For the last 10 days there have been infinites articles and placed articles Mumbai Mirror, Hindustan Times, DNA, Mid-Day etc on Car Pool, how much fun Carpooling is, Car Poolers are a happy lot etc etc .
Some paid stories : )
Well, am not against Mykoolpool.com or carpool.com or the Promotion of these services but what bugs me is that these guys forgot one of the cheapest ideas of pooling… i.e Share-e-Rickshaw…. Not to be confused with Share-e-Punjab.
Rickshaws beat Cars hands down when it comes to VFM and convenience.
• Rickshaws run on CNG which is cheaper and cleaner than Petrol which most cards guzzle.
• Rickshaw have the latest jhankaar music, no car even with the best Kenwood or Bose speakers can beat.
• Rickshaws can go thru Shankar Gully but cars cant.
• You can park Rickshaw anywhere, You might go mad finding a parking place for your car.
• Rickshaws don’t get towed away.
• Cars have A/c… Rickshaws are Aircool.
• You can update yourself on the MNS v/s Bihari/UP war in the Rickshaw and ask questions like Rajdeep Sardesai.
• You are saving India’s FoRex Reserves.
On the flip side :
• Hijras can feel you at every signals
• BEST Buses & Trucks fart emissions in your face
• Every other Rickshaw passengers tries to ogle or try to catch a glimpse of every rickshaw passenger hoping it’s a maal female…
• Bad roads can hurt your balls and abs near Sakinaka, Chincoli Bandar, Powai
Having said that there still remains the cheapest way to travel in Bombay , Take the Railway pass or BEST Bus which promises unlimited travel for less than 500 per month. : )
Btw I travel by Bus, Shared- Rick, Local Train and occasional Car : )
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Got this via SMS : )
1.Women wear high heels to bed
2.Men r never impotent
3.Women always orgasm when men do
4.All women r noisy fucks
5.Man always groan OH YEAH when they cum
6.A common & enjoyable sexual practice 4 a man is to take his half erect penis & slap it repeatedly on a woman's butt
7.Asian men don’t exist
8.Women always look pleasantly surprised when they open a man's trousers & finds a cock there
posted by Unknown at 3/26/2008 04:38:00 PM
Monday, March 24, 2008
Western Digital 160GB USB Portable Hard Drive
Got this sexy Hard Drive at Anupam Bookstore for Rs 4200 wonly, Croma is charging 5200 for this same shit, total Loot!!
The moral of the story is dont just go by what the Advertisers feed you there are stuff cheaper than Next, Croma, Big Bazaar...
You may wanna check out http://www.compareindia.com/ , India's answer to Froogle.
posted by Unknown at 3/24/2008 02:35:00 PM
The madness of the Dot Com Mania is back, there are some crazy free Offers and SMS Sites, Websites offering or at least promising to offer Money or share in profits on the Web and Mobile all riding the bandwagon of SMS adverting.
Mginger : mGinger pays you for reading SMS on your mobile phones, ( i.e. @ 0.20 paisa per SMS received, 10 Paisa per SMS your referred friend reads, 5 paisa for SMS read by friends referrals
Sounds like Mobile Amway minus Investments
mGinger is funded by Draper Fisher Juvertson( DFJ), NEA Indo-US Ventures
Paymate – Giftmate
First of its kind mobile voucher which can redeemed on most of the ecommerce sites in India, once you sign up you get free gift voucher regularly ( Rs 100, Rs 250).
They are backed by Sherpalo & Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byer.
Free SMS upto 80 Characters & refer your friends and get money.
Same on the lines on Mginger, not too many details given on the investors.
And yes they promise to save INR 900 a month on your mobile bills !
Others Companies on Similar lines or Madness Levels..
If you know any other services like these, Do scribble in..
Cheers & Get Rich Soon
p.s The idea here is not to make fun of any ventures or services, rather make a list of options that a mobile user has if he wants to make moolah
posted by Unknown at 3/24/2008 01:04:00 PM