Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Road to Bapatla

From the AP Tourism Guest house I walked with mom for 2 Km. This is the video on that. You can see what we experienced in that 2 km. Nice one. Enjoy..

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Note: The video was taken on 23 Dec, from my mobile phone.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Keep the change. Are Indian banks listening?

Bank of America's new Keep the Change program.

Everytime you buy something with your debit card, Bank of America rounds it up to the nearest dollar and deposits the change into a savings account for you. For the first three months, they'll match your savings 100%.

Sometimes, powerful innovation is based in the simplest of ideas. This is so tempting, I may change banks. Check out this link for Keep the Change program.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Portable Video Player

After going though some online research, I landed up buying Nexus MP4 player yesterday. Tested the product for 4~ 5 hrs. And the result.. good product man.
The product is packaged with the player (with 2" screen), and easy navigable buttons, usb charger cum data transfer cord, earphone, case, CD-ROM, and a manual. The product requires Windows Media player 10 or 11 for data transfer.
The CD comes with a software, which converts nearly any video format to the players format. Till now, I have converted mov, divx, flv, mp4, real video, asf, dat... (the list is quite long). The video format that the player uses is Xvid.
The player supports album art. Beside its got FM radio, picture viewer, txt options.. and couple of things. Its got a linux operating system, built in. Costs (INR) Rs. 6999.

I would rate the product very good. If not excellent at this stage.

So, guys am ready to watch.. कजरा रे , बीडी जलाई ले , video killed the radio starts.. and whole lot of things on the move..

Friday, November 30, 2007

A song written in late 50's Sheldon Harnick during the cold war, is so significant in todays world. Listen to it, you will understand yourself.


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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Big Flicks

Reliance is getting everywhere in the Indian family. Started off with clothing, then to mobile, landline, broadband, agro food sector and now their latest venture movie rentals.
I got a membership for 3 months. Costs Rs. 650. And I can borrow 1 DVD /VCD at a time, and can watch n number of movies a day. The best is they give only original prints, so no piracy. The funniest part it, they also stock loads of Regional movies. I never expected them to stock Bengali movies. Wonderful.

You can check out at www.bigflicks.com for a store near your home.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Om Shanti Om

Went for O-S-O at Imax complex Prasadz. After a long time, a good weekend bollywood feature. A feature which can be kept in personal collection for watching quite often. Good comedy, an perfect timing. Deepika was awesome. By now she will have thousands of fan followers (you can count me in too). I would say a must watch movie.

Unfortunately, experience at Prasadz was not so pleasant. They didn't allow parking inside their premises. Instead I had to park it outside the movie complex (also managed by them) and was charged Rs. 5 for that. Next, the show was as 10:30 am, and they allowed us to enter the complex only at 10:15 am. Prasadz has lot of other shops beside the screens. Top of that, 3 levels of security checking including 1 level of frisking. Too much man. Next, time I would think twice before going to Prasadz. PVR will be a better experience.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Booked rail tickets.

For the first time I booked rail tickets online (www.irtc.co.in). The tickets are supposed to be delivered (this case my office address) in a day or two. Lets see. If it works, then another prompt service by the Government..
Life at last.

I had a 3 day holiday for deepawali. And the bad news was, my phone was dead, so was the broadband. Reliance was closed for 3 days. Yesterday, the reliance technician came. He said "Sir, cable melt हो गिया। ". For me, it was like what the hell. He was good enough to change the cable promptly, and get my computer back to life. Thank you reliance once again.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

TataSky

Got the Tata Sky installed on my television. I must admit the picture is superb. Truely, speaking I had no idea that, my Sony TV have great picture quality. The guys, came on time, and showed true customer management skills.
The first two months is free. Lets see how the service is. इसको लागा डाला टोह life झिन्गालाला ।

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Thanks Honda...

My Dio was giving me lot of starting trouble after I got it serviced. Yesterday, I had sent an online feedback about the service to Honda India guys. Like most of the Indian companies, I didn't expect a response. But Honda did prove me wrong. They not only called me (the first call was from Delhi, then from Bangalore and then from Hyderabad..the dealer himself), and I got the problem rectified in 1 hr. They didn't charge me a penny. Wonderful job Honda. बहुत सुक्रिया।

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

বাংলায় ব্লগ করা.....

এই প্রথম বার বাংলায় লিখছী. হোয়েটো প্রচুর বানান ভুল হবে.. তাও..লিখতে ভালো লাগছে..

Only one problem, the fonts are not rendered correctly। Use http://quillpad।in/ for Indian languages
हिंदी में ....

पहेले बार हिंदी में ब्लोग कर रह हु। जुग जुग जियो गूगल।

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Am mama....

Today, is a wonderful day for me. I became mama. Can't believe my own little sister became mother. The most beautiful day, in her life.
The confusion starts now. She have a little baby boy.. and what do we name him. Being in south, and today being a very holy day (for me every holiday is a holy day), the day got to do with the birth star of Lord Venketeshwara or lord Balaji as he is poplarly know out here. So, I suggested mom why not name him as Venketeshwara Balaji Mitra. We can then follow the modern trend, and call him Venkei Bala Mitra. Lets see how his parents react.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Movie and the blast.....

I went for Ratatouille, a movie I awaited for last 6 months, today. Saturday being a holiday for me, I did choose the 18:15 show, at city's best multiplex Prasadz. So, prepared for the movie, I started bit early from home, as the clouds where rumbling.. and grumbling. With my Dio, battling the rain, I went straight to the theaters.. well 1 hr in advance. Got, my web ticket exchanged with the actual ticket.... after having the corn (well a cup of corn costs Rs.35/-.. that's quite an amount) went in for the movie.
It started with a Pixar short film.. well... Pixar.. Apple always excites me.. you can say.. a die hard fan of both..
Ratatouille.. well.. one of the best animated movies I have ever watched. It's seemlessly perfect..
The show ended, at 20:00 hrs.. and as we were coming out.. the complex where filled up with all the Khaki men.. I mean the policemen. They looked serious, and asked us to vacate the place immediately.. as there was a bomb threat.. and the whole area was sealed off. People were rushing. I calmly walked out of the main hall went to the parking place with my girl, took my Dio, and was out in a flash. After I came out.. I found that there was a blast at Lumbini park. Well, the park is probably 300 mts from the complex. So,........ well. .. i came back home, switched on the TV and say.. there where 2 blasts in the city, one at Lumbini park and the other at Gokul Chat Bhandar (@ Koti).
So, a day with a wonderful movie and then blasts... I don't know what to say. I pray, this shouldn't happen again, anywhere in the world.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Bohemia

Went to the new restaurant at Magna (Banjara Hills, road No 12). They got some exotic dishes.. really mouthwatering.
Unfortunately, you need to wait for 45 mins for the food. That's too much. But if you love exotic, Mexican, Spanish, French food.. you must visit it.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The photograph at last

Nearly after 2 months got some one to click my picture with Dio.
The image is taken with Sony w710i. This is near Bharatnagar bridge.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Durgam Cheruvu

Today I went to Durgam Cheruvu or Secret Lake. Its situated behind the Hi-Tech City. A wonderful place. Its 40km to and fro from my house. Took some picture with my mobile, take a look.

In front of the Lake...













The Lake..













Another view of the lake....













A small foot bridge over the lake.....













A paddle boat on shore...

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Its raining again..

After a long gap of nearly 2 weeks, it started raining from yesterday night. As, the saying goes........ it was raining cats and dogs. I dunno, how many cats and dogs it rained, but was quite extensive. Now, its cool. Hope the rain eventually stops.. as I need to go out.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Got the number

On Friday I got the number for my bike. Went to RTO office Attapur as usual. They said either come on Monday or pay up some special money and collect your Registration Card now. I felt its wiser to pay the special money, as I was travelling 80 km to and fro for the registration. Special money.......... and the card was in my hand. So, total cost Rs. 160 + Rs. 100 (special money) = Rs. 260. Still less than Rs. 600.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

All for registration..

The dealer had charged me Rs.600 for the registration, so I had decided to do it my self. Went to the RTO office at Attapur with a local guy paid for the registration. I paid Rs. 160 only. Thats what the goverment charges. Then they asked me to go to Kondapur for an inspection. Now, that was too much. The distance between the registration and inspection office is 40 km. Phew!!. I was asked to come on Friday.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Xpreience....

I have been riding Honda Dio for past 3 days, I would say its a great bike. Good riding pleasure. The only problem is starting the bike early morning.
I think I made a right decision by not going for Bajaj Krystal.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Honda Dio

Got a Honda Dio today. The best thing is I had no idea to ride a 2 wheeler. And I learnt it in just... 3 mins.... cool........

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Monsoon
At last the monsoon has set in. Yesterday, night it rained heavily. So not so hot now. Still have overcast skies.

We have an open space dinner today. Hope it dosen't get spoiled in the rain.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Am "roasted"

Man its too hot here.. temp more than 40 degree centigrade. I feel that am roasted..

Sunday, May 06, 2007

A descent net connection at last. I could do away with the Sify Boradband..(the so called broadband.. this month it was down for 22 days.. bloody Satyam.... the biggest theives if the country). At last Mr. Anil Ambani came to my rescue with Reliance BroadNet. Till now am happy with my 150 kbps unlimited connection.. Keep it up Mr. Ambani..

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Website

Am not getting time to update.. the website.... Hope i get time soon.
Something... happening....

In a weeks time something new soon going to happen.. praying for it hard..

Friday, March 02, 2007

Holi kaab hai?

Holi kaab hai? Kaab hai holi ? There is still lot of confusion.. is it tomorrow or on sunday..

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Nice day

Today was really great. Lot of things happened. Am really happy...

Monday, January 01, 2007

HNY

Wish you all a very happy new year.....