Tafiti – Live Search With Microsoft Silverlight
August 21st, 2007
  Microsoft has launched an experimental demonstration site Tafiti that combines Live Search with Microsoft Silverlight. The demonstration is to show the strength of Windows Live Suite (especially Live Search) and Microsoft Silverlight (latest release to counter Adobe Flash) Tafiti uses MS Silverlight 1.0 RC and AJAX to provide rich, cross-platform user experiences and leverages the following Microsoft services on the backend: Live Search for Web, Books, Blogs, News, and Images Live ID Live Spaces What Microsoft means by Tafiti? Tafiti, which means "do research" in Swahili, is an experimental search front-end from Microsoft, designed to help people use the Web for research projects that span multiple search queries and sessions by helping visualize, store, and share ...


ICL Revealed Domestic and International Signings
August 20th, 2007
Days of media speculation ended with the announcement of ICL's domestic and international signings. In a dramatic press conference in Mumbai on Monday, the ICL named their domestic and foreign recruits who will play in the breakaway league.The press conference was in typical combat style. Kapil was seated alongside the other officials of the ICL in Red Shirts - Himanshu Mody, the project head of ICL, Sandeep Patil, Kiran More, EAS Prasanna, Bharat Reddy, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Madan Lal, Rajesh Chauhan and Pranab Roy. The ICL players were paraded in black shirts, they were indeed looking smart(to more glamorize the cricket). The only new face in the executive board was former India off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna. The rumour mills had been working overtime on the foreign recruits, ...


Will BCCI ban the companies sponsoring ICL ?
August 18th, 2007
With the success of Indian Cricket League in recruiting domestic and international talents, Advertisers and markets, the lifeline of all sporting events, have also begun to look at ICL as an opportunity. On an average, international cricket matches featuring India cost between Rs 1-2 lakh for a 10-second commercial spot, depending on the channel and the team India plays. However, for the ICL's first season, the cost is expected to be half of that amount. Advertisers looking at the league include consumer durables makers Videocon and LG, fast-moving consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever and even telecom service providers. These firms have some of the biggest advertising budgets in corporate India. As everybody knows, BCCI is going to ban anyone who involves in ICL. Now the ...


10 Shameful Incidents of "60 years of Independent India"
August 17th, 2007
  In the series of Top 10s of "60 years of Independent India", Today, I would like to add "Shameful Incidents". I find it very difficult to select Top 10, but somehow I have managed to select Top 10 Shameful incidents. Because of repetitive hindu-muslim riot incidents, I have categorized it in the general term of "Communal Violence".       Killings during Partition (1947) India-China War (1962) 21 Month of Indian Emergency (1975–1977) Assassination of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi 1984 Anti-Sikh riots Implementation of Recommendations of Mandal Commission(1989) Rise of Underworld & Mafia during 90's Babri Mosque Demolition & Aftermath(1992) Surat Plague(1994) Communal Violence I am very much ready to alter this list, if you guys suggest me the ...


Aishwarya Rai – I am a Bachchan "Bahu"
August 17th, 2007
“Pativrata” Aishwarya Rai has opted out of Karan Johar’s untitled production. And the reason she gave had made me laugh my ass off. Reason – I am married. Bullshit!!! Ash dear, I don’t think the story of film was that bold or that you could have not asked Karan to alter the scenes for you, not too much but little bit. I bet Karan would have considered that. Anyway ones loss is others gain, now Priyanka Chopra will be playing the same character. Ash had originally committed to being a part of the film but backed out when she got the bound script. According to Ash, the film has a very sexy vibe and that’s what made her change her ...


2008 Wax statue of Bollywood celebrity
August 17th, 2007
I am truly proud to be an Indian, reason - we are everywhere, not a single bloody corner of the world, where you can not find an Indian. Our IT skilled people and Bollywood industry are doing wonders across the globe and we are taking over the world. We all know about this latest trend of Bollywood celebrities been curved into Wax statue at Madame Tussauds in London. ShahRukh Khan unveiled his wax figure last Easter. Now the officials at Madame Tussauds are thinking about there next Tinsel Town wax figure. The celebrity who gets maximum votes through online voting will stand next to Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Shah Rukh Khan. Here's the shortlisted tinsel town celebrities by Madame Tussauds: ...


Dashing “Putin” on Vacation
August 15th, 2007
Look at him, isn’t he handsome, smart and dashing. Lucky Russians! Have such a gorgeous President - Vladimir Putin. He traveled to Kyzyl, the capital of the Tuva region, about 4700 km southeast of Moscow, for a vacation. I must say, he is a bloody Nasty piece of work. Bet you, not in a million years we will have a President or a Prime minister like that. More of him…


Shweta Tiwari Dating Mahesh Manjrekar
August 15th, 2007
Rumours are milling around in tinsel town of bollywood that director-turned-actor Mahesh Manjrekar is hanging out a lot with Shweta Tiwari. Hindustan Times Tabloid says, "The recent piece of gossip making rounds in the glamour world is that the director-turned-actor Mahesh Manjrekar, who doesn’t have much work these says is hanging out a lot with Kasauti.. fame television actress Shweta 'Prerna' Tiwari" Shweta, who has recently separated from hubby Raja Choudhary, after lodging a police complaint against him for domestic violence, must be also disturbed seeing cheap "Nautanki of her drunk husband Raja Chaudhary" which was aired on IBNLive. She definitely needs a shoulder to cry on, and looks like she has got one in Manjrekar's company. We wouldn't be surprised if she goes along with her ...


Celebrating 60 years of Independence
August 15th, 2007
    Wishing you all a very   HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY.


10 Defining Moments of "60 years of Independent India"
August 14th, 2007
CNN-IBN is running a poll to find out the 10 events which defines the "Sixty years of Independent India". The list has been compiled by CNN-IBN in consultation with Mr Ram Chandra Guha, eminent historian and author of "India after Gandhi". Which ten events do you think defines 60 years of independent India? Vote and make history. These are my votes. I am running late, Later on I will add my comments on each event.   India becomes a Republic. January 26, 1950 October/India loses war with China. November 1962  Green Revolution. 1967 India-Pakistan War, creation of Bangladesh. December 1971 First Nuclear Explosion, Pokhran 1. 1974 SLV-3 satellite launcher succeeds. July 18, 1980 India wins the World ...


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