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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Greetings - Happy New Year 2007

I wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2007. Below are some of the cute New Year wishes in different styles.

First one is my own greetings - check out the image right to this text.

Next ones are the SMS/Mails, I received from my friends:

1) Maamu, aaj se 2 din baad naya saal aayega! Bapu ne bola hai ki 31st ko network jam hoga! Toh, apun aaj hi vinamrata se wish karela hai! Bole toh... Happy 2007!

2) Before the Golden Sun sets, 2006's calendar is destroyed, and mobile network get jammed, i wish in 2007 every moment is enjoyed! Happy New Year!

3) I wish you a Fantastic January, Lovable February, Marvelous March, Foolish April, Enjoyable May, Successful June, Wonderful July, Independent August, Tastyyest October, Beautiful November, Happiest December. Have a Victorious Year... Wish u Happy New Year 2007.

4) Happy NEW YEAR! I know its bit early 2 wish but i've got to wish LAKHS of handsome n hunky boyfrnds. So I thought to finishoff with uncles & aunties 1st!

5) Do you know the speciality of this new year... It starts with Monday & ends also on Monday. No public holidays on Sundays. This Year has got Highest Number of Sundays & Saturdays. So enjoy the least working yar in your life! 2007, A year with a difference. Wish You Happy New Year 2007.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Sick Gift from BSNL DataONE

I am very Sad to write this blog. BSNL did an upgrade of all Tariffs (Except Unlimited Plan) from 256kbps to 2mpbs.

There is no change in the Unlimited Tariff. I would have been happy if BSNL would have increased the Unlimited Plan from 256kbps to 512kbps or 1mpbs. But they have made a very bad decision in their New Tarrif.

The New Tariff is available on BSNL Website here.

I want to warn the User's who are driving in High Speed with Limited Downloads! Please keep checking your usage regularly. With the 2mbps link, you may end up downloading more data in less time :) And Happy Surfing. This is a real gift for year 2007 for the customers who have limited usage.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Blogger - No More a BETA

Guess what! The Google's Blogger website is out of its Beta state and now available as the final version to the whole Internet World. Recently Google migrated my blogs from Blogger Account to Google Account.

The New Features of Blogger can be found here.

Joe Barbara Passes Away at Age 95

Joe Barbera, one half of comedy duo Hanna-Barbera, died yesterday (18-Dec-2006) aged 95.
The cartoonist, who worked with Bill Hanna to create the classic characters Yogi Bear, The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry, died of natural causes at home, with his wife Sheila by his bedside.

Hanna, who died in 2001, said that Barbera could "capture mood and expression in a quick sketch better than anyone I've ever known."

The pair first teamed up at MGM studios in the 1930s, and created the international hit 'Tom and Jerry'. The battling cat and mouse animated duo earned Barbera and Hanna seven Oscars.

Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Barry Meyer said "His cartoons were not only animated superstars, but also a very beloved part of American pop culture spanning the Stone Age to the Space Age and from primetime to Saturday mornings, syndication and cable. While he will be missed by his family and friends, Barbera will live on through his work."

The animator is survived by his wife and three children from a previous marriage, Jayne, Neal and Lynn.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Vision of India 2020 - by A P J Abdul Kalam

During a visit to Bangalore on 18-Dec-2006, the president A P J Abdul Kalam spoke about the seven-point oath mantra for good life.

  1. I realize I have to set a goal in my life. To achieve the goal, I will acquire the knowledge. I will work hard and when the problem occurs, I have to defeat it and succeed.

  2. I will work with courage to achieve success in all my tasks and enjoy the success of others.

  3. I shall always keep myself, my home, my surroundings, neighbourhood and environment clean.

  4. I realize righteousness in the heart leads to beauty in the character. This brings harmony in the home and it leads to order in the nation and this will result in peace in the world.

  5. I will lead an honest life free from all corruption and will set an example for others to adopt a righteous way of life.

  6. I will light the lamp of knowledge in the nation and ensure that it remains lit for ever.

  7. I realize whatever work I do if I do the best, I am contributing towards realizing the vision of developed India 2020.

Source: The Times of India, Bangalore - Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

Microsoft Office Accounting 2007

Microsoft® Office Accounting Express 2007 is everything you need to make your small business idea flourish. Whatever your idea, take it further with these great features:

Save time on everyday tasks
  • Create quotes and invoices; track expenses and employee time
  • Enter data once and share it seamlessly with other Microsoft Office system programs
  • Manage payroll and taxes with ADP’s integrated payroll service
Get a complete view of your business
  • Store and organize all your customer, vendor, employee, and financial information in one place
  • Get business insights with over 20 customizable reports
  • Easily share your books with your accountant through Office Live
Grow your business online
  • List items on eBay, track sales activity, and download and process orders
  • Email invoices and get paid faster with PayPal
  • Monitor your customers’ business credit in real-time through Equifax
  • Share your financial data with your accountant easily through Office Live
To download Office Accounting Express 2007, please visit - Official Website

Friday, December 15, 2006

My Blogs Migrated to Blogger Beta

Good News!!! Today, I got option to get my blog migrated to Blogger Beta. I successfully migrated my Blog to the new Blogger Beta, which is linked with Google Account. Before blogger, Google has already applied the sign-on to services like writely, picasa...

Keep visiting for updates -

BSNL's Broadband 2 mbps BOMB!

The state-owned BSNL will offer high speeds of up to 2 mbps broadband connectivity to its existing subscribers who were till now getting the connection at 256 kbps, announced communication and IT minister Dayanidhi Maran at India Telecom 2006. BSNL would offer high-speed internet broadband at the existing price. "It is now for the private operators to match it or beat it"

New home page

On 14-Dec-2006, Microsoft introduced a new home page for The new page incorporates months of research, testing, customer feedback, and refinements. Microsoft hopes the new page makes it easier to find what you’re looking for on, and that you find new items of interest along the way.

Check it out live at :

For more details on the New Home Page design, please visit this link.

Crack the Rubik Cube

Solving a Rubik's cube can take hours but there are people who solve it in minutes, blindfolded.
Navigate to YouTube, and you will find people whose fingers move faster than the wheels of a sports car. The current record of solving a Rubik's cube blindfolded is 1 minute 18 seconds, held by Danyang Chen. Also check out SpeedCubing website. There are plenty of online tutorials on how to do this. Once you are proficient, you too can post your video online ;)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Goodbye 256 kbps - Net downloads to get faster (India)

Come January, Indian consumers will be treated to very high speeds of internet downloads with unlimited broadband being made available to them, promises the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Mr Dayanidhi Maran. "Goodbye 256 kb," he said on Monday, on the sidelines of a meeting here.

Source: Hindu

Monday, December 04, 2006

Pageflakes - The whole web at your fingertips! is a cool, award winning, Web 2.0 startup (they were #1 in the Start Pages SEO awards category this year - beating both Google and Microsoft Live). Even cooler, it is built using ASP.NET 2.0 and ASP.NET AJAX.

Omar Al Zabir, the core architect of PageFlakes, recently published a great article called "ASP.NET AJAX Under the Hood Secrets" that discusses some advanced topics involving ASP.NET AJAX's javascript networking library (specifically he discusses batch requests, browser queues, caching, and get vs. post requests). This is a great read if you are looking to build a high-volume site that uses the client-side AJAX javascript libraries and heavily leverages custom network callbacks.

Source: ScottGu's Blog

Friday, December 01, 2006

AIDS - I am aware, are you?

01 December is Worlds AIDS Day. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections in humans resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The late stage of the condition leaves individuals prone to opportunistic infections and tumors. Although treatments for AIDS and HIV exist to slow the virus's progression, there is no known cure. HIV is transmitted through direct contact of a mucous membrane or the bloodstream with a bodily fluid containing HIV, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, preseminal fluid, and breast milk. This transmission can come in the form of anal, vaginal or oral sex, blood transfusion, contaminated hypodermic needles, exchange between mother and baby during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding, or other exposure to one of the above bodily fluids.

Please read more at Wikipedia.

Time to cancel your cable TV?

Log on to Channel King or Streamick. These websites will help you to get on to practically any channel in the world, provided you have a fast broadband connection. Dial-up users should give this one a miss. If you get anything above a 256kbps line, you will be able to take full advantage of these sites. There are many genres to choose from and the quality is decent.

Are you ready for MS New Day

Microsoft launches its New Products - Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007.

The MSNewDay website contains information to achieve your Business Value with the Microsoft New Products. Most of the contents are Microsoft Windows Video clips.