an "a to z" of thoughts, conversations, remarks, observations,musings about

Monday, August 31, 2009

mumbai buildings going hep

amazing new shapes in poor old mumbai.... read here

street views of delhi

 
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Virus kills 200 in india. no cure.

As the BBC reports....<br />
A virus, which kills children every year, in the heart of india, in the eastern part of UP. No one can cure it and no effective vaccine. Still there is no fuss about it. 900 children are sick with this virus and in hospitals, still there is no panic. 40 have died due to the swine flu H1N1 virus, and the media is full of it.....

thats how it goes....even diseases need to have glamour, a catchy name and good PR.
rather than defend its turf from the apple iphone, nokia has executed a classic counterattack ...and launched a netbook, or booklet as they call it...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ashes to ashes

England won the ashes. Its tough to understand how Australia could lose, but the answer is simple. They just ran the contest too close. When it gets down to just one game, a single standout performer can swing the game. Like Ajit Agarkar in Australia some time back, Stuart Broad got into rythmn, settled into a groove and just kept sending beautiful deliveries down, one after the other. When the dust had cleared, he had 5 wickets and Australia had folded.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

on the itenerary for the next decade of wandering


Owned by a local Navajo family, the View is the only hotel in the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. It was designed with meticulous care to blend into and capitalize on the splendor of the landscape,

check the slideshow here ....

Saturday, August 22, 2009

If you wanted to invest 1 lakh in Indian Stocks


Here is what I bought recently....and am sharing, in case anyone wants to figure out how to invest a lakh in indian stocks =


Stock Symbol Qty Current Market Price Value At Market Price
LICHF 25 625.20 15630 LIC HOUSING FINANCE
HINCON 200 106.00 21200 HINDUSTAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
JAIIRR 25 717.00 17925 JAIN IRRIGATION
APTTRA 50 215.50 10775 APTECH TRAINING
FIRSOU 250 33.50 8375 FIRSTSOURCE SOLUTIONS
BHATE 50 409.50 20475 BHARTI TELECOM
GTLINF 50 36.45 1822.5 GTL INFRASTRUCTURE
TOTAL 96202.5

lyrics to remember

Where were you when I was burned and broken
While the days slipped by from my window watching
Where were you when I was hurt and I was helpless
Because the things you say and the things you do surround me
While you were hanging yourself on someone else's words
dying to believe in what you heard
I was staring straight into the shining sun
Lost in thought and lost in time
While the seeds of live and the seeds of change were planted
Outside the rain fell dark and slow
While I pondered on this dangerous but irrestiable past-time
I took a heavenly ride through one silence
I knew the moment had arrived
For killing the past and coming back to life
I took a heavenly ride trough our silence
I knew the waiting had begin
And headed straight... into the shining sun

Pink Floyd Coming Back To Life lyrics

Thursday, August 20, 2009

stocks to buy

lupin - good
cipla - good
irb - good
jain irrigation - good
walchandnagar - good
ahluwalia -good

aptech
firstsource
hcl tech
indian hotels
unitech
icicibank
bilt - ok
cairn - ok
mahindra holidays
moser>suzlon>praj

Monday, August 17, 2009

microsoft retail stores being designed.

10 Ways Microsoft Stores will be Different to Apple Stores
Microsoft announced plans to open retail stores, hoping to boost visibility of many of its products and its brand. The move seems to be an effort to mimic the success that Apple has had with its retail stores. The news is just too tempting not to have some fun with. So here are some yet-to-be-officially-revealed details about the Microsoft stores.

1) Instead of Apple's sheer walls of glass, Microsoft's stores will have brushed steel walls dotted with holes -- reminiscent of Windows security.

2) The store will have six different entrances: Starter, Basic, Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. While all six doors will lead into the same store, the Ultimate door requires a fee of $100 for no apparent reason.

3) Instead of a "Genius Bar" (as Apple provides) Microsoft will offer an Excuse Bar. It will be staffed by Microsofties trained in the art of evading questions, directing you to complicated and obscure fixes, and explaining it's a problem with the hardware -- not a software bug.

4) The Windows Genuine Advantage team will run storefront security, assuming everybody is a thief until they can prove otherwise.

5) Store hours are undetermined. At any given time the store mysteriously shuts down instantaneously for no apparent reason. (No word yet on what happens to customers inside).

6) Stores will be named Microsoft Live Retail Store with PC Services for Digital Lifestyle Enthusiasts.

7) Fashioned after Microsoft's User Account Control (UAC) in Vista, sales personnel will ask you whether you're positive you want to purchase something at least twice.

8) Xbox 360 section of the store will be organized in a ring -- which will inexplicably go red occasionally.

9) DreamWorks will design a scary in-store theme park ride called "blue screen of death."

10) Store emergency exits will be unlocked at all times so people can get in anytime they want even if the front doors are locked

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