Sunday, September 30, 2007
FUNNY MAILER?? wondering what is it??
yeah... even my reaction was the same when i heard it for the first time.
Lets assume that u have a friend who is a die-hard fan of BILL GATES. U wanted to fool him with billgates emailID. And email@example.com can easily be the original email ID of BILL GATES. Now,can anyone send u a mail from firstname.lastname@example.org?? the answer is NO... except BILL GATES himself or anyone who knows his password, no one can send u the mail from his email ID.
HEY WAIT A MIN...funny mailer makes it possible.
U can send a mail to anyone with any email ID. All U need to do is CLICK HERE and fill in the details(don't forget the message u wanted to send) and then SUBMIT it.
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SEND a mail with ID email@example.com to ur friend firstname.lastname@example.org with a message saying you have been offered a job in microsoft with a pay package of ___ !!
Even if your friend reacts to that mail and replies to that mail that mail will be sent to the original mail id(if it really exists)!!
For more clarity, try it out urself.U will definitely appreciate the website!!
Here is the link http://www.funmaza.com/fun_mailer.html
have fun !! & play safe!!
Also please read the disclaimer.
DISCLAIMER: All the above mentioned content is just to improve the general knowledge of bloggers!! and i am not responsible if u misuse the information and get into any trouble!!
Please use this tool very wisely so that both the parties will have fun. Also C that in this process the existing healthy relationship should not be spoilt!!
Friday, September 28, 2007
4days after being crowned the title 'CHAMPIONS' still i can watch all the news channels telecasting those magical moments.Thats the impact it had on us.
I thought of bringing down few similarities between the two world cup winning teams from INDIA. (1) KAPIL DEVILS-1983 & (2) DHONI DEVILS-2007
Here are those....Hope no one have noticed it till now!!
1. Both the teams went in without the COACH and came home with the cup!!
Looks like Indians do well only when they don't have COACH!!
2. Both the teams batted first and successfully defended the score
In 1983 they made 183 batting first and bowled out WI for just 140 !! In2007 they made 159 and bowled out PAK for 154.
3. Both the teams were eliminated in the very first round of the earlier world cup !!
In 1979 world cup they were the last in their pool B there by not-qualifying to the next round.In 2007 world cup they again failed to move on to the next round!!
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Sunday Night Experience....was so exciting !!
Now that i have started working for the first 5 days in a week,the only way of having fun is to go on a outing at least on the weekends. I along with 3 more friends(Ajay,Ashok & Krishna) planned to go and watch F1-ITALIAN GRAND PRIX on the giant screen @ a TOYOTA showroom which is 15miles away from my place.TOYOTA & PANASONIC sponsor this event in the METROS. I have registered online for the event expecting there would be a bash with all the F1 crazy fans out there!
Excited and i was counting hours(literally MINS also). Forgot to mention the new entrant here... i have purchased a used bike 4 days back.I also gave it for servicing expecting that the mechanic will renovate the bike and hands-over to me next day.But he kept the bike saying there that there is some big repair. He took 3 full days... not a hour less,not a hour more. & along with the bike he also gave me a BILL...which killed me!!It took my breath away and then i repented for buying the used bike!!
Here comes SUNDAY(the FUNDAY)...& the wait is finally over.All set to reach the venue.Ashok and krishna joined us directly at the venue.Then we went in and saw hardly two dozens of ppl. Also noticed that their energy levels are so low that they cant be F1 fans even if they really wanted to be!! and my guess was spot on. They all(except a couple of them) turned out to be novice for this famous sport.Never mind!! We four went & as soon as we stepped we realized that the event is not well organized as we have expected it to be.Adjusting to the environment we went ahead and gave a look at each of the four games they have held.Believe me those sports were good for the age group of under 11 guys...no for 22+. A zig-saw puzzle,A video game on racing,A remote controlled dual car racing and some other crap. In fact all the games were CRAP.The only way of entertainment out there were those four TOYOTA girls in RED skirts!! WOW!! muaaaaaaaaah!! and not to forget the PANASONIC PLASMA TV they placed there to watch the F1 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX LIVE which was dominated by Mclarens. ALONSO won( :( KIMI was third....heart break for we FERRARI fans!).
we stayed back as they announced that there are many goodies to be won in the F1 QUIZ.After a while a quiz master dressed in the official toyota F1 dress came out with cards in his hands.Asked few questions, most of them are easy.We were able to crack almost 70% of them.We also won 5 gifts. want to know what ?? PEN,KEY CHAIN & TOYOTA LABELS!! huh...so disgusting. We traveled for 15miles and came here and this is what they gave us :((
Then came out of the venue and saw that there was a heavy pour of rain in that short stint of 2hrs.We had some stuff in the near by restaurant and thought of leaving from there.
Then the real fun started... (DON'T MISS THIS)
I tried to start my new(old)bike,but it was already drowned in rain. It gave us a lot of trouble.After 20mins of hardwork kicking it hard(by AJAY) and cleaning the SPARK PLUG(by me) and continous support by the spectators(ASHOK & KRISHNA) we were finally able to start it.THANK GOD!! we thought now we can reach home safely.We dropped ashok on the way and we both started moving to our places(ajay was with me).We hardly moved from the place where we left Ashok,then we realised that my bike is punctured!! WHAT THE HELL...it was 8.30 PM and it was raining.F**K......it was a highway and we cant even find a single shop(forget about mechanic shop...we didnot even find a kirana shop!).
Helpless situation...all that we both can do is laugh at one another for a while.We have gone mad for a while laughing..laughing..laughing(coz... we cant CRY)!! We moved on from there giving my bike a push for 3 long kms. Then we found a maruti showroom.We left our bike infront of it and asked the security guard to guard my bike for that night!! Then came a phone call from CHANDU(he is a close friend of we both..he stays near my home).He gave us the most shocking news of the day... "FLYOVER IN PUNJAGUTTA HAS COLLAPSED....15Ppl DEAD!!" It took our breath away once again.
We cant help that....we moved on. Took an auto and reached home safely by 10pm! No power allover because of heavy downpour.We have decided that we both are going to collect my bike(if it is still available at the place where we left!!) early in the morning.
It was 8am.We started at my place...this time we took AJAY'S bike!! Reached the spot at 8.30am.Saw my bike still there!! HURRRAAAAAAAAAAY!! THANKED the security guard and gave him few bucks for taking care of my NEW(OLD) bike.Then again pushed it till the puncture shop. Now another shock! the mechanic says that tyre is torn and u need to replace it with a new one!! costs around 800 bucks.Kya kare... chalo.again in search of a tyre shop.So early in the morning....no moron will open the shops.but still the search was on...we searched all over 3sq.kms but in vain.Came back to the mechanic shop.....now he says that he has got a used tyre and he will replace mine with that!! kutte,kameene...tu ye baat pehle kyun nahi bataya. sara jagah ghoom aaye aur tu ab bataraha hai?? (this was inside my heart... i cant dare to say him directly.) No option left... time to go to office.. so compromised and got the old tyre for my old bike and left the place suspecting this tyre also.
Finally reached the office a couple of hours late!! :((
This is not the first time I have faced such weird situation! Already twice experienced in just around two months.But what makes this one more special is that i need to leave my bike on the highway!!
THANKS FOR SPENDING YOUR PRECIOUS TIME ON THIS READING THIS CRAP..... SORRY FOR PENNING DOWN MY WEIRD EXPERIENCES HERE AND WASTING UR TIME.THE IDEA WAS TO EDUCATE U (so that u will be in a better position to handle if it happens to u tomorrow!!!! ) :-p
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The top six Indian information technology firms have increased their share in the global IT services market from 0.5% in 2001 to 1.9% in 2006, a study by research firm Gartner said.
However, the trend was not limited to the top six Indian firms. The global top 10 IT services firms, also increased their market share from 22.8% in 2001 to 26% in 2006.
Market Share Global Ranking
IBM, with the global number one IT services ranking, had a 7.2% market share. In comparison, the global ranking of the number one India-centric player, TCS, was at 35. TCS’ stated goal is to be among top 10 IT services firms globally by 2010 with $10 billion in revenues.
“TCS has maintained the market share leading position among these (India-centric) providers in 2001 and in 2006... but Infosys has closed the gap substantially moving up 82 positions to a close follower of TCS at position rank of 43 today,” the report pointed out.
The player that improved its market share most was Cognizant that moved from a global rank 212 in 2001 to a rank of 73 in 2006. Both Satyam and HCL were displaced as a result of Cognizant’s gains, according to the report.
While noting that the 44.3% growth exhibited by these providers was impressive, given that the average growth of the market leaders was 5.4%, the report said the growth was impressive despite coming from a smaller base, because North American or European service providers of similar size and competency did not exhibit the same growth rates consistently.
However, assuming TCS grows at the same rate and IBM’s revenues are unchanged, TCS would still only be a little more than a quarter of IBM’s total services revenues in 2010.
“Although these six leading India-centric providers are currently enjoying phenomenal growth rates compared with the overall market growth rate and the top 10 leaders, it would still them take many more years to surpass the top service provider (IBM) or appear among the top three market share leader roles,” the report noted.
courtesy: ECONOMIC TIMES
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
When an F1 driver hits the brakes on his car he experiences retardation or deceleration comparable to a regular car driving through a BRICK wall at 300kmph!!!
F1 car can go from 0 to 160 kph AND back to 0 in FOUR seconds!!!!!!!
F1 car engines last only for about 2 hours of racing mostly before blowing up on the other hand we expect our engines to last us for a decent 20yrs on an average and they quite faithfully DO....that's the extent to which the engines r pushed to perform...
An average F1 driver looses about 4kgs of weight after just one race due to the prolonged exposure to high G forces and temperatures for little over an hour (Yeah that's right!!!)
At 550kg a F1 car is less than half the weight of a Mini.
To give you an idea of just how important aerodynamic design and added down force can be, small planes can take off at slower speeds than F1 cars travel on the track.
Without aerodynamic down force, high-performance racing cars have sufficient power to produce wheel spin and loss of control at 160 kph. They usually race at over 300 kph.
In a street course race like the Monaco grand prix, the down force provides enough suction to lift manhole covers. Before the race all of the manhole covers on the streets have to be welded down to prevent this from happening!
The refuelers used in F1 can supply 12 liters of fuel per second. This means it would take just 4 seconds to fill the tank of an average 50 liter family car. They use the same refueling rigs used on US military helicopters today.
A TOP F1 pit crews can refuel and change tyres in around 3 seconds. It took me 8 sec to read above point
During the race the tyres loose weight! Each tyre loses about 0.5 kg in weight due to wear.
Normal tyres last 60 000 - 100 000 km. Racing tyres are designed to last 90 - 120 km.
A dry-weather F1 tyre reaches peak operating performance (best grip) when tread temperature is between 900C and 1200C.(Water boils at 100C remember) At top speed, F1 tyres rotate 50 times a second.
I have posted an article on 10-aug-07 named "stock market blues". Hardly five weeks have passed....today 25-sep-07 things are looking completely different.Every thing looks GREEN.
STOCK MARKETS throughout the world have submerged in the SUB-PRIME saga.No one knew exactly how many days would it take to get out of that trauma.Of course thats the reason y stock markets are so thrilling & exciting .
BSE-SENSEX has touched the low of 13900 and was hovering & oscillating around 14k for some time. Added to that the situation looked threatening.There was a day when traders lost around 80k CRORES on a single day!! I thought of staying away from these VOLATILE markets for a while until the situation becomes stable.
Dont know when it happened, but .....now things surprisingly are in favour of investors and traders. It took just 45days to reach the zenith(16850) from the nadir(13800). & its going strong.All set today to touch that magical 17000 mark. The REASON ........... INDIA won the T20 world cup!!! So all the barriers and boundaries will be broken and all the hurdles will be crosed in this ecstasy.
If this is not a genuine reason for the markets to cross that 17k mark then here are few more.INDIA's biggest festive season is ahead!! we have just finished ganesh chaturdi.... soon ahead is DURGA PUJA!! if that is not sufficient there is DIWALI ahead of durga puja and there is going to be a 'blast' all over india!! So SEP, OCT & NOV are going to be rocking...3 fantabulous months!!
In my view the next 2months are going to be very exciting and very fruitfull for all the indian investors at least. I cant find any crisis in the near future.......but then again.... any adversity will not tell u and come.Adversity comes and then u will understand that u r struck in the QUICK-SAND!!!!!!
IMPOSSIBLE is nothing in stock markets!! They are highly UNPREDICTABLE. UNCERTAINITY is the second name of any stock market & UNPREDICTABILITY is the synonym!!!! Everything is VOLATILE here. Nothing is INEVITABLE!!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
In a country with over 110 Billion people generally u expect many Religions.But ironically... when it comes to sport then CRICKET is the only RELIGION we know!! yeah... CRICKET is treated at par with any religion in this nation.
From 6 to 90, From street children to the Professionals working in MNCs,From people walking on the roads to the people traveling in air crafts.... everyone is crazy about this sport.
What prompted me to write an article on Cricket is.... i was traveling in a city bus few days back and there was a huge traffic jam.In an unplanned city like Hyderabad these traffic jams happen atregular intervals.They are inevitable. & added to that there was cricket match INDIA Vs ENGLAND !! its a DO or DIE match for INDIA!! I can sense the nerves of the passengers...how eager they were to see it live on TV.But these bloody bull-shit traffic jams are stopping them from watching it live.Then one of them was hearing the commentary on a FM radio station. He started his running commentary...that helped the poor passengers who were struck in the traffic.The situation was very tense...and ppl who never met one another earlier also started sharing their views about CRICKET.That was the only past time in traffic for them.Everyone has his own opinion about indian cricket. Some want DRAVID to be dropped down from captaincy and SAURAV should be handed it over.Some want Sehwag to be brought into the team again. and this healthy discussion slowly lead to a DEBATE. Few section of ppl supporting VVS LAXMAN(as he is from HYD) and few were opposing that.Few supporting dravid..few opposing him.
But everyones opinion was same when it came to one man. The man who served for almost two decades for indian cricket & still going strong.They want him to stay in the team forever and ever.They cant even imagine indian cricket without him.He is our very own little master blaster,our hero & also our inspiration....SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR.
yeah.... if "CRICKET is the RELIGION in INDIA then SACHIN is our GOD!!"
This is the reason why we treat him so...
Sir Don Bradman had said that Sachin plays the way he used to in his prime. Sunny Gavaskar believes Sachin was the best player in Bombay when he was just thirteen and hadn't played a single domestic match. Shane Warne feels that the little man is better than world record holder Brian Lara as he has absolutely no weakness. Greg Chappel feels that Sachin doesn't need a bat out in the middle; a single stump would be more than enough. The entire cricket world is convinced of one thing : Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is the world's best batsman. Not just for his extraordinary skill, not just for his ability to tear even the most formidable of bowling attacks to shreds; but also for a rare never-say-die spirit, an insatiable hunger for runs and victory, a desire to dominate the opponent ; commitment, dedication ... these are what the little champion has built his reputation on. As Aussie Mark Waugh, another champion batsman, points out "His aggression, his knowledge of his abilities and limitations and his awareness of what the opposition bowlers are capable of are what make him remarkable. He always tries to control and dominate and this makes him an extremely dangerous player when he gets going."
CRICKET knows no other religion..as CRICKET itself is treated as a religion here.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
When it comes to overtaking on the race track i have never seen any other driver other than schumi who is as aggressive as KIMI is!! and off the track also i have never seen any other guy who is as ultra-cool as this FINN is. He is KOOL both by looks and maturity levels!!(which is a very rare breed).May be this is one of the reasons y he is also called the successor of schumi.
But if there is something which this HYPER-COOL chap lacks then it should be undoubtedly luck.
2 out of 5 times it be the mechanical failure of his car!! coz of which his race ends mid-way.
In my view his name should have been... KIMI(KOOL) RAIKKONEN.
Presenting u here is the bike of KIMI .......ICEMAN written over it. I found this bike to be as cool as he is. I hope even U will like it.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
NOTE: This is not my genuine work(copied version of an e-mail).Contains some quality stuff(MISS @ ur own risk).
CAT-Common Admission Test. Probably the toughest exam to crack in the world today. The major chunks of people who take up CAT are Software Engineers with an experience of 0-3 years. I have been also a part of this "Junta". Here are five reasons why software engineers treat writing CAT as “religion".
The first reason is some people hate to code. These are the group of people who don't get a shit out of Mainframe, Java or Dot Net. These are the people who are still confused between the difference of "Classes" and “Objects". These are the people who get at least ten errors per line of code they write. These are the group of people who hate to hear terms such as "Defect","Enhancement","Unit Testing".
The second reason why people take up cat is "joblessness". Yes people on “Bench". Some of these guys wanted to be hot shot computer programmers but end up just playing computer games to pass their free time. One of my friends used to dream of joining "Google" one day. He got a campus placement in one of the well known software companies of India. He was so good that he topped in his training batch. But would u believe me this guy is on "Bench" for the past one and a half years. First week on bench he played computer games. Second week he spoke to his Project Manager and asked him to install some software so that he can learn something. His Project Manager denied him giving a reason "Project Cost". Third week he just felt "helpless" sitting idle in office. Fourth week he decided to take Up CAT.
The third reason is "Money & Opportunities". As most of you would have been reading in various magazines and internet websites that average salaries in leading B-schools are more than 10 lacs pa. I can bet that any Software Engineer in any of the software service majors in this country cannot reach this figure in the next five years. Frankly speaking I feel that the job of software engineers is equal in challenge to the job of B-school grads. If the challenge is same ...why not the salaries...? When software engineers don’t get an answer to this question, one day they decide to go for the bucks...and join a B-school.
The fourth reason is the reason which caused "Ramayana" and "Mahabharata".
Yes you got it right "girlfriends". One of my roommates got a call from his baby just before his CAT exams and she said "do well at least for me". This guy got so excited that he ended up attempting 65 out of 75 questions in CAT this year. Another friend of mine says that he wants to pursue a technical career but he says that his girlfriend wants him to doManagement. She told him that her brother has a MBA degree from a top B-school, so he should also have one. Bullshit!! If I were my friend I would have ditched her that day coz you cannot get any silly reason for taking up CAT than this.
The last reason is "Following the crowd." These groups of people write CAT because everyone else around them is writing. These are the people who perform the worst in the exam and give a push up to other people percentiles.
Whatever is the reason, one fine Sunday morning in November they would all assemble in some examination center in some part of the country to take up a challenge called as "CAT”.
Monday, September 03, 2007
I started watching F1 3 years back.At that time it was just another sport for me.But today it is more like a passion.F1 is as important as CRICKET,for me at least.and this passion became double overnight when the liquor baron of india Mr. VIJAY MALLYA has bought the F1 racing team SPYKER FERRARI for 90million EUROS!! There were no bounds for the F1 crazy fans in INDIA.The chances of watching F1-LIVE on track became more now.Ironically the fastest indian NARAIN KARTHIKAIN also made his F1 debut from this team.Earlier it was JORDAN, then the dutch spyker bought the loss making Jordan.
Vijay Mallya was on a shopping spree these days!! yeah... shopping of companies!!
Initially he bought WHITE & MACKAY,a scotch whisky firm under UB(united beweries) and became one of the top scotch whisky producer in the world.Then he purchased 26% stake in DECCAN AVIATION which was under captain GOPINATH.and now he eyed F1.Infact this is not the first time he has entered motor sport.I have never seen such an enthusiastic fan of MOTOR SPORTS of his age in INDIA. His KINGFISHER was the official sponsor of TOYOTA F1 team.
SOCCER: owns east bengal & mohun bagan.
TENNIS: sponsors the ATP Kingfisher Open.
HORSE RACING: Owns 150horses. president of karnataka racehorseowners association.He is also the main sponsor of INDIAN DERBY.
MOTORSPORT: he is the chairman of the motorsports association of india(MAI). and the Federation of motor sports clubs of india.
Now that INDIA also owns a F1 team from 2008 the chances of an INDIAN GP are mighty high.This became even more mightier when the CEO of F1 bernie ecclestone's visit to india a couple of weeks back. He gave a Green signal. Now the rest is with INDIAN gov. lets c how well indian gov makes use of this golden opportunity. If we r successful in bagging this chance then the wheels of fortune of india are going to change forever! it will do a world of good to our country.India will come more into the limelight.Indian tourism can also be promoted.
for now..just hoping to watch NARAIN back on track as soon as possible.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
& today i was desperately looking for some time-pass stuff. and thought of enlightening myself by knowing the meaning of my name.
in this process i found out that i am "enlightened"!! yeah... i wanted to enlighten myself and finally ended up knowing what should have been the best coincidence in my life till now!!
Sundeep = sun + light = "enlightened"