Month: March 2009

Super size everything to become eco friendly

eco friendly earth

Want to become Eco friendly, it’s east super size everything you buy.

There are hybrid cars and electric bikes that are Eco friendly. But they are too costly or not realistically priced.

So how does the common man become Eco friendly. What ever you buy, super size it. I don’t mean fast food, but groceries and other stationary.

I will simplify it further for you with this example.

Usually I buy shampoo in small bottles, not because they are cheap but because I can try other shampoos sooner. But changing your shampoo or trying all the new stuff out there is not a good idea. So I decided to stick to one shampoo, that’s when this idea of super sizing hit me.

Now i buy the biggest shampoo i can find in the market and here is how it helps me.

Big Shampoo – 1 per year – 150 Rs – one visit to the super market.

Small Shampoo – 5 per year – 50 each x 5 = 250 Rs – five visit to the super market.

I am saving 100 Rs and the time it takes to go to super market four times. And also imagine all the plastic you will not be using. That’s four less plastic bottles in the land fill.

Its the same math with other ingredients too, like soap etc. Buy them in packs of three and four and you will save money and its Eco friendly too.

See being Eco friendly can also be good for your pocket and for the earth. You don’t have to spend huge money to be Eco friendly.

New wireless broadband modems in India

Recently both Tataindicom and Reliance launched new wireless Broadband modems in India.

Both of them are priced around 3000 Rs for the modem. Both have unlimited plans for 1000 Rs and 1500 Rs respectively.

But there is a big catch in the fine print they are limited to 10 and 15 Gb per month. After that you will be charged per Mb.

I really was looking forward to using this services even though i have two usb modems already.

But once i heard about the bandwidth limits i am not interested anymore.

Unless they offer unlimited that is unlimited in all ways, i will stick with my bsnl broadband.

TRAI you morons how can you allow companies to advertise 10 Gb capped connections as unlimited. Just because they put a fair usage clause, it doesn’t make it right.

If the limit was 150 Gb or even 100 Gb it would have been acceptable.

Real Madrid its sad to see you like this

I am a big fan of Real Madrid football team. I didn’t start my affection for them when the galaticos came. I liked them before that, when Claude Makélélé was running the mid field for them. And Raul was the king of Spain. Every touch he took was a goal, and Roberto Carlos was taking those stunning free kicks. Then Luis Figo came and later Zidane, it was almost perfect team then. And who can forget watching and enjoying them just passing the ball around. It was magical, thats how i became their fan.

Now its seems that every player that is big come and plays and leaves the club as its some kind of bus stop. No one is staying there and there is no team building. They bring new players and hope it works and it never does.

Its sad to see them suffer like this, will they ever get back to those days. Where there were no super stars just team players. And they became famous because of their team play, now everyone plays for their own career there is no team play.

If some one at Real Madrid is listening please let these superstars go and bring in team players.

Here is my opinion of the current crop of players.

Iker Casillas – Still best goal keeper in the world for me. I don’t think anyone makes as many saves as him in a match. Buffon has a strong defense infront of him, Casillas doesn’t. Please never leave.

Míchel Salgado – Scraps for the ball and is the teams muscles should stay.

Pepe – Very good defender should stay.

Sergio Ramos – Younger Robert Carlos hits crosses like he did when he played for Real should stay.

Fabio Cannavaro – Not that impressed, wouldn’t mind if he leaves.

Marcelo – Scraps for the ball and put in lot of effort should stay.

Gabriel Heinze – Not as good as Ramos could get more attacking player, please leave.

Fernando Gago – We need some one like Makélélé or Zindane in the mid feid he is not either of them, please leave.

Wesley Sneijder – Please leave, has not impressed me.

Arjen Robben – Too many touches and too selfish to play for a team like real madrid.

Guti – Over rated please leave.

Diarra – Could improve please stay.

Raúl González – He is still the king for me. Make him the sole forward and give him all the passes and confidence. He struggles now mostly because he tries to pass to other players who are not in the same wave length. Never leave can’t see you play for any other club

Gonzalo Higuaín – Its like a crap shoot with him one game he is all firing and the next he can’t been seen any where near the ball. Wouldn’t mind seeing him leave.

I am writing this after seeing them struggle against liverpool and go down 5-0. Its sad to see a team which reached such heights as 9 champions leagues struggle like this.

Mind you unlike others i have to stake awake upto 3:00 am in the morning to see them play. I don’t mind seeing them lose as long as they play well. Before the galaticos came, fast attacking football with crosses and darting runs and some style. Please bring that back, hope they improve soon.

Wonderful Short film

World Builder from Bruce Branit on Vimeo.

I bet God didn’t have such cool devices to build our wonderful world.

Take a look at Sachin's kit

This is the kit Sachin Tendulkar carries when playing cricket. I knew he was a spiritual person, but not to this extent. Its an interesting look at the one of the worlds best players sports kit.

Check out other details of his kit here

Take a look at Sachin’s kit

This is the kit Sachin Tendulkar carries when playing cricket. I knew he was a spiritual person, but not to this extent. Its an interesting look at the one of the worlds best players sports kit.

Check out other details of his kit here

Bugatti Veyron costs 7.5 crores

I saw this car on top gear, at which point Bugatti had no plans to develop this car. It was just a concept. Clarkson gave it a good ride and said that its the best car he has ever driven.

Now they are selling this car for a whopping 7.5 crores. Only 50 will be made so hurry if you have to make an order.

Read more about the Bugatti Veyron here

First time Plane journey for the new indian passenger

If you are a new passenger who is for the first time taking a flight. Here are the things to look out for and the procedure of boarding you maiden voyage.

First getting tickets you can get a ticket online or directly at the airport.

Once you buy the ticket online just make a print of it and bring it to airport.

Once you reach airort if you haven’t bought your ticket you can buy it here.

There are trolly like the ones at super markets where you can put your luggage and drag it rather than carrying it like i did.

Keep your photo ID and ticket ready because you will asked for it at the counter and sometimes even at the entrance of the airport.

Once inside check you luggage first, which is just taking you luggage for scanning where it will be scanned and tagged.

Then go to the counter to get your boarding pass. Their you can also check in your luggage.

Once you get it just go and wait for your plane.

Before you are taken to runway they will ask for your boarding pass. You will again be asked for boarding pass when you are about to enter the plane.

You will have to switch off your electronic device while taking off and landing.

Best part about the taking off for me is the speed the plane gets when on runway. It feels like you are in a racing car strapped and all.

Once the place takes off the run way you will definitely feel it. Its pretty similar to the experience you will have when you ride a roller coaster.

If you have a good pilot you will rarely feel the altitude adjustments (plane adjusting its height by either going up or coming down a bit ) which are hard to get used to for the first time.

Same thing goes for the landing. The landing part is pretty staright forward, but the altitude adjustment before the landing is pretty scary for the first time user.

Once you land you will be taken from the run way and you can collect your luggage that was tagged  on a conveyer belt like you see in the movies.

Then just walk out of the airport and you are done with the maiden flight.

Which i took recently, Try and fly new airlines like Kingfisher at least for the first time. It make a lot of difference to your first experience. They have new flights even though they cost more than others you will get a better experience out of it.

Pack lightly for the first time, don’t take too many gadgets and things etc.

Don’t eat too much before you fly, if you get motion sickness there is a bag in front of you that you can use to vomit in. To avoid that don’t stuff yourself too much.

Its a special feeling to fly and doing it for the first time is even more special. With prices so cheap you have to fly at least once.

Love marriages are the new trend in india

I recently started noticing more and more people are getting married after falling in Love and not the traditional way of arranged marriage.

Why is this happening, why are we seeing more of these marriages ?

Are they just rebelling for the sake of it or is the culture and trends influencing them to do this.

Is it a good thing i am conflicted, i myself married in a Love marriage that was arranged.

Many parent and elders who follow the old traditions think that Love marriages are bad and don’t last long. I know many marriages that have fallen by the way side that were Love marriages. But is it because the Love marriage trend only started recently and so not many success stories to show for. Where as all the marriage that took place in India were arranged marriages until the recent past.

Arrange marriages have their problems too, but not as many as the Love marriage.

I will save my opinion for a few more years.

Let me know what you think is the best way.

Delhi 6 movie review

Its been quite a while since i saw a good movie especially in Hindi. So i really was surprised how good Delhi 6 turned out to be.

Its such a good take of how the current India is functioning and how the politics are taking over communities that were once harmonies. If this would have won an Oscar i would be really proud of it.

I am not going into the story line because it has many twist that you will enjoy it very much.

It shows all the aspects of India, communities, religion, spirituality, traditions, and the new generation etc.

All the actors and the support artist do justice to their role. Even the Kala Bhandar does its part without ever showing up.

This movie has everything comedy, story, songs and the most important thing a very good message.

If you love movie you have to see this movie. After this movie i saw Billu the barber which was so bad that it makes Delhi 6 even more special.

The songs are by A.R.Rehman (double Oscar winner) and he doesn’t disappoint with any of them. A must watch movie for all Indians.

1 2