SearchBoth marries Yahoo and Google
June 13th, 2007
Have you ever thought of searching Yahoo and Google on the same window at the same time.A new site from IdeaLabz and the Toll Free Yellow Pages lets you do just that, delivering search results from Google and Yahoo! in split-screen format. When you type a query into the site’s search box, it displays results from Yahoo! on the left side of your browser and results from Google on the right. You can then enlarge either browser pane simply by just taking the mouse on the pane. Despite the companies’ claims, isn’t the first site to marry the web’s two most popular search engines in one browser window.A similar service, called Yahoogle, is already available but it’s extremely ...


Nicky quits!! – Big Brother UK
June 13th, 2007
Just now I heard Missy D, Radio presenter of Clubasia (UK) revealing - Nicky quits.   Channel 4 story so far =============================================================== Something's gotta give when you're down to basic rations... This week's shopping budget is a paltry £100 and with the purse strings pulled so tight, Nicky has decided to quit. Smoking, that is. Housemates knew they were in store for a modest shopping budget but with the available cash working out at just over £8 each for the whole week, it's time to cut out the non-essentials. "I'm gonna give up," vowed Nicky. "If I can stick it out here, feeling the way I do at the moment, I can give up smoking. "Give up Nicky," Ziggy urged upon ...


Laxmi Mittal eyes an English Football Club (Birmingham City)
June 13th, 2007
After the successful take over of French steel company Arcelor, Laxmi Mittal, is eyeing another grand acquisition. This time it is in the field of sport (English Football). The indian born billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, who is twice as rich as Roman Abramovich - has emerged as a contender to buy Barclays Premiership club Birmingham City FC, The Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday The steel magnate, who is worth £19.25 billion, has made an inquiry about the possibility of taking over the Midlands club from David Sullivan and David and Ralph Gold. The newspaper said, Mittal is yet to follow up on his preliminary inquiry. Besides Mittal, a London-based NRI, another unnamed business magnate ...


Satish and Morparia’s Cartoons
June 13th, 2007


Google in data protection problem
June 13th, 2007
In May, working group Article 29, made up from data protection commissioners from around the EU, wrote to Google expressing particular concern over the length of time personally identifiable data was being retained on the company's servers. It said the search engine's policy did not appear "to meet the requirements of the European legal data protection framework". In a response to this, Google's global privacy counsel Peter Fleischer responded: "We are committed to data protection principles that meet the expectations of our users in Europe and across the globe." He said that Google believed their current policy complied with data protection law, but admitted a shorter period of data retention than existed at present was possible. Mr Fleischer wrote: "After considering the working ...


I love "Pingu"
June 12th, 2007
I was watching a cartoon serial “pocoyo” with my 2 year old son………he loves it. Suddenly I went into my own world and though of “Pingu”, I don’t clearly remember on what channel or what time it use to come on tele, but I remember how all of sudden pingu use to appear on the tele (in India). I loved those little clips of pingu. Never understood what they are talking, but their acting made everything so clear to understand. They walk and talk choooo chweetly. Now that when I am back into my childhood days I will definitely get the DVD of pingu and watch it. Few days back I saw all the 3 movies of Sherk…...again just ...


Tony Blair in Bollywood Movie "Global Cool"
June 11th, 2007
Speculation has been rife as to what British Prime Minister Tony Blair is going to do when he steps down from office later this month. Nobody would have predicted that he would try his luck in Bollywood. That's right, the PM has made his movie debut in a short film "Global Cool" about climate change awareness, which is directed by Bollywood filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. In between the many legs of his global farewall tour, the PM took time to do a cameo role in this climate change baiting short film which was premiered as a part of IIFA Awards hosted in Yorkshire. Mr Tony Blair said, I’ve been preparing for this role for the last 10 years. It was great to ...


ESPN acquires Cricinfo
June 11th, 2007
Cricinfo has been bought by ESPN, bringing to an end a fourteen year run. The acquisition was announced by ESPN and the Wisden Group earlier this morning. HistoryThe 14-year-old Cricinfo operation was one of the first content sites on the internet and has built a loyal following among cricket fans. After few years of independent existence, Cricinfo received its first major investment in 1999 from Sify, an Indian IT company, which acquired a majority stake in the company. It changed hands four years later when the Wisden Group, which then ran its own cricket website,, bought it. Explaining the decision, Mark Getty, director of the Wisden Group, said: Cricinfo has developed into a significant cricket brand in its own right, ...


Preity Zinta and Bobby Deol on Koffee with Karan
June 11th, 2007
Preity was hilarious on Koffee with Karan. I probably never laughed this much on any of the KWK episodes till now. She is truly a gem of a person….lucky Ness Wadia! Her expressions and the way she express herself is wonderful. Lager than life character we can call her. She’s so good with her “aa, tu, ta, dishum” stuff that it makes you laugh and laugh. She was looking gorgeous no doubt, but she has put on weight………close-up of her face was showing chubby chicks, “Pyarr ka kamal” may be. Memorable moments. when I went Ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaa…..that’s how I usually love to laugh. Karan: Great! So? so much work happening no time for love?Preity: (Laughing) Accha! ...


Graham Ford – The new Team India coach
June 9th, 2007
Finally, It is decided that Graham Ford will be India's new coach. The seven-man committee took just an hour to decide who should be India's next coach. The committee that took the decision comprised of secretary Niranjan Shah, joint-secretary MP Pandove, treasurer N Srinivasan apart from former captains Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and S Venkatraghavan. Ford had an edge over Emburey as he was the favourite among the senior members of the Indian team apart from Gavasker who was in the favour of John Emburey. Ford has already been warned by John Wright (Team India coach from 2000 to 2005) to ready for cultural shock.   History of Graham Ford In 1992, he became coach of South Africa's domestic Natal side and then he took over ...


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