Musings From Serena Williams’s Inspirational Notebook
July 3rd, 2007
Serena Williams has revealed her belief, the positive thoughts that will help her to win Wimbledon. The US Tennis Star keeps a notebook in which she writes inspirational messages to herself. These empowering thoughts must have been the secret behind Serena William's miraculously recovery against Daniela Hantuchova. Suddenly during the second set, Williams collapsed behind the baseline, from calf cramp. But with a taped-up leg she continued  and managed to beat Daniela with 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 score in rain interrupted match. After the match, she said, I decided I was going to die trying, I just had to go back on court, no matter what. It would have been weird if I hadn't tried. Extracts from the double Wimbledon champion's inspirational notebook:   My good thoughts are powerful My only negative ...


FeedBurner Stats Pro Is Now Free
July 3rd, 2007
  Feedburner, acquired by Google in May, has stopped charging for the two premium features, Feedburner Stats Pro and Feedburner MyBrand. FeedBurner Stats PRO, a service that provides detailed statistics including subscriber numbers, item clickthrough tracking, podcast downloads and aggregate item uses amongst other features is free now. FeedBurner MyBrand, a service that allows users to control the URL of feeds is now free as well. FeedBurner PRO and MyBrand accounts will not be billed effective from June. But the other Feedburner users will need to turn on the Stats Pro feature through the Feedburner control panel in order to use it. How to turn on the Stats Pro feature? Sign in to your account  Navigate to the ...


Google Acquires GrandCentral, Telephone Management Company
July 2nd, 2007
Google has confirmed the acquisition of Telephone Management Company Grand Central. TechCrunch is expecting the deal is done on approx $50 million range. Google will be moving the service over to Google’s network. A limited number of invitations for GrandCentral beta accounts will still be available. If you have a U.S. telephone number, you can sign up for an invitation at What is GrandCentral? GrandCentral is an innovative service that lets users integrate all of their existing phone numbers and voice mailboxes into one account, which can be accessed from the web. If you have multiple phone numbers(e.g home, work, mobile), you get one phone number that you can set to ring all, some, or none of your phones, ...


Mumbai FC : Football Club launched by Essel Group
July 2nd, 2007
  After launching the rebel Indian Cricket League, the Essel Group on Thursday unveiled the Mumbai Football Club. The community-based Mumbai FC, has been set up with an initial investment of $1 million (around Rs four crore), it was announced by Essel's Managing Director Amit Goenka at a media conference.  Amit Goenka, Managing Director of Essel Group said, "As a responsible corporate house, we always wondered about the depth to which the standard of football has fallen during the past many years. We believe the standards of any sporting event can improve only when the corporate houses take active interest in developing the game at the grass root level. We therefore propose to launch a community-based Football Club in Mumbai ...


Marriage Is….Love?
July 2nd, 2007
Marriages are made in heaven….that’s why it is a relation with a blend of Love, Commitment, Assurance, Understanding and Trust for each-other. If people call it a sacrifice then it’s not a marriage, b’cox you can any time put yourself out of the misery of being in a sacrifice relationship. I feel very angry and sad when hear about divorce and break-ups after 20 or 25 years of living together or being married and having kids. I mean if you know you are not made for each-other or can’t face each other why live that long together just for the sake of marriage and in the name of sacrifice. This new ugly and stupid trend set by Bollywood (Aamir Khan, Saif ...


Marriage and Love
July 1st, 2007
Rahiman dhaga prem kaMat todo chhitkayToote se fir naa jurreJurre gaaht padi jaaye.... Continue reading....


The Great Indian "Test XI" Cricket Team
July 1st, 2007
To mark the 75 years of Indian Cricket since India played its first cricket match against England in 1932, eight former Indian captains - G R Vishwanath, Dilip Vengsarkar, S Venkataraghavan, K Srikkanth, Ajit Wadekar, Nari Contractor, Syed Kirmani and Abbas Ali Baig - were requested to pick their all-time India best Test XI. From the selections made by the eight ex-captains, a panel consisting of Prasanna, well-known sports journalist Rajan Bala and PTI Editors came up with the all-time great XI. The All Time Great Indian XI Test Cricket Team Sunil Gavaskar (captain) Vinoo Mankad Vijay Hazare (vice-captain) Sachin Tendulkar Mohammed Azharuddin G R Vishwanath Kapil Dev Syed Kirmani (wk) Javagal Srinath EAS ...


Mike Tyson – Latest Fan of Bollywood Actress Shilpa Shetty
June 30th, 2007
The Lady Luck continues to smile on Shilpa Shetty. After bagging a role in West End Musical Miss Bollywood, comes the news that the former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has has expressed his desire to work with the glamorous Shilpa Shetty in Bollywood movie. Former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is the latest celebrity from the international arena to fall in love with Bollywood. Mike Tyson, who made his Bollywood debut recently with the promotional video for Feroze Nadiawala's Fool N Final says, "the energy on the sets" of the music video of Fool N Final that he shot in Las Vegas got him to think about trying out more Bollywood work. But What is it that ...


Spice Girls Reunion – World Tour
June 30th, 2007
The band of Spice Girls (Posh, Sporty, Ginger, Baby and Scary) have confirmed a world tour which will take them to every continent in December and January. The tour is being put together by Simon Fuller, whose 19 company masterminded the group's global success more than a decade ago. They insist the reunion is nothing to do with needing the money, but the estimation is that each one will make around £10 million from this tour. The tour kicks off on 7th December from Los Angeles, the new home of Victoria Beckham & Family. Except for Melanie Chisholm, all of them will be mothers by the time the tour comes around. Victoria Beckham said, My main reason for doing this is for my kids - so ...


ICC Cricket Rule Changes – Free Hit for No Ball
June 29th, 2007
Cricket's bias towards batsmen increased with ICC approval to "Free Hit for No Ball" which empowers a batsman to go for a free-hit without fearing a dismissal in the delivery following a front-foot no-ball. The rule has already been implemented in Twenty20 cricket. The International Cricket Council has approved a number of changes to the playing condition in today's annual meeting. The highlights of the changes are : Free Hit for No Ball Additional fielder outside the circle during Power Play in ODI Mandatory ball change after 35 overs in ODI Increase in minimum boundary size Number of overs will be reduced proportionately in interrupted ODI match The only objection to the "Free Hit for No Ball" rule being implemented ...


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