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Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. - Jules Renard 

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Amazing prank

The best ever!!!
http://www.videosift.com/video/No-Reflection-the-most-brilliant-prank-ever

| posted by Ramki @ 8:19 PM

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Tamilnadu govt textbooks available online for free

Wow! This is revolutionary... something unheard of in Indian education system. Way to go!
http://www.textbooksonline.tn.nic.in/

| posted by Ramki @ 8:21 PM

Monday, October 08, 2007

Indian creativity at its best!

The best ad I've ever seen... amazing creativity!!!

http://canaravideo.com/view_video_new.php?viewkey=d31e82c6ef826f341dae&page=1&category=mv

| posted by Ramki @ 1:20 AM

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Nice ad

| posted by Ramki @ 10:16 PM

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Blockbuster tries new online rental incentive | CNET News.com

Blockbuster tries new online rental incentive | CNET News.com: "Subscribers to any Blockbuster online rental plan can use the new 'Total Access' feature. When a DVD rented online is returned to a Blockbuster store, the online system immediately gears up the next movie in the subscriber's queue for shipment, thus cutting down on the lag time associated with mail."

It'll be interesting to see if any of these incremental moves will offset their brick-and-mortar costs.

| posted by Rajan @ 2:33 PM

Thursday, August 24, 2006

VeryFunnyAds

VeryFunnyAds (http://www.veryfunnyads.com)hosts TV Commercials from around the world and categorized them nicely. Check it out.

| posted by Dhiraj @ 8:14 PM

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

WikiMapia

WikiMapia (http://www.wikimapia.org) is a project to describe the whole planet Earth. You can drill down to cities all over the world and not just limited to US. Its very similar to the Google Earth and Microsoft Live maps.

You will be amazed to see the details with which the details such as Squares, Land Marks have been complied.

How to use
Just move the map to find interesting places, click on rectangles. To add an interesting place or object use Add New link. A note from the Creator, Please only add places interesting to everyone.

Click on the WikiMapia Icon on the Top Left Corner to search.

| posted by Dhiraj @ 9:26 PM

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Stephen Hawking takes Beijing; now, will science follow? - Asia - Pacific - International Herald Tribune

Stephen Hawking takes Beijing; now, will science follow? - Asia - Pacific - International Herald Tribune: "China wants to stand up scientifically, as it is beginning to economically, and it is pouring money and talent into the sciences, particularly physics. Jie Zhang, director general of basic sciences for the Chinese academy, said his budget had been increasing 17 percent a year for the last few years as China tried to ramp up research spending to about 2.5 percent of its gross domestic product. By comparison, the United States spends slightly less than 2 percent, according to the National Science Foundation.

Among the big-budget items on the table, Zhang said, are a giant 500-meter-diameter radio telescope in China's outback to study microwaves from the Big Bang and a multinational particle-physics project, known as the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment to study the ghostly elementary particles known as neutrinos."

| posted by Rajan @ 6:09 PM


The Indian dream, at a premium price - Business - International Herald Tribune

The Indian dream, at a premium price - Business - International Herald Tribune: "Kushal Pal Singh wants to become India's landlord.

He wants to build Wal-Mart superstores for a mushrooming consumer class. He wants to build skyscrapers that generate their own electricity for outsourcing giants like International Business Machines. And he wants to build apartments with a pool for the aspirational young employees of call centers and software parks.

There is a problem: Singh, a New Delhi real-estate mogul whose company turned a $44 million profit last year, needs money.
"

| posted by Rajan @ 5:40 PM

Sunday, June 11, 2006

India speaks...

I have become a big fan of Bharatbala productions ...
Are they the only ones in the business of "promotion" of National integration???
We definitely need more of'em.



[Via Arjun's blog]

| posted by Ramki @ 2:22 PM

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Bollywood Performance in CommonWealth

Indian government spent Rs. 40 crores on Bollywood stars for an eleven-minute performance!


From :

AMJAD K. MARUF (Indiatimesblog)

| posted by raj @ 12:39 AM

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Spiderman in Japan

Japanese are too good in handling superheros. This video apparantly is one of the oldest televised episodes of spiderman. I am sure Japanese cherish it as much as Indians cherish videos like "ek chidiya" etc.
This video has everything -- action, comedy, songs, romance and sentiments. Enzoy!!!

| posted by Ramki @ 11:30 PM


Photoshop alters history

Photoshop contest entries.

| posted by Ramki @ 11:13 PM


Pencils are made of wood too..

..so why not use them as your furniture? Here are some pencil artworks.

| posted by Ramki @ 11:01 PM


ASCII Films.

I'm back!!! Man, if you start getting little involved in work, it just sucks you in. So I've decided to crawl my way out of it.

Earlier these ascii arts and ascii videos used to be very rare. Now imaging softwares are sophisticated enough to generate high resolution ascii videos.

| posted by Ramki @ 10:49 PM

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Funny shampoo ad :-)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=9ic_fbC7mlM

| posted by Ramki @ 11:38 PM

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

What will India's innovation and booming economy mean for Americans?
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=1674437


Dhiraj

| posted by raj @ 8:08 PM

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Math Trek: From Counting to Writing, Science News Online, March 11, 2006

Math Trek: From Counting to Writing, Science News Online, March 11, 2006: "Although other scholars tend to agree that Sumerian tokens could have been devices for keeping track of goods, some argue that writing was a largely independent development. These skeptics insist that there's little evidence that cuneiform writing arose directly out of a token-based accounting system. Moreover, it's likely that writing developed independently in different parts of the world—in Mesopotamia, in the Indus River valley, and in Egypt—with each region producing its own unique form of expression for its own purpose.

In response, Schmandt-Besserat contends that she has strong archaeological evidence—thousands of tokens and hundreds of clay envelopes and early tablets—to support her theory.

Schmandt-Besserat is now exploring how the development of writing influenced art by providing a way of presenting stories on vases and other surfaces. Before writing, the patterns were largely geometric; after writing, there was narrative, she says.

At the same time, art influenced writing, helping it shift from a mundane accounting tool to an evocative form of expression, beginning as a way to preserve the names of deceased members of a family."

| posted by Rajan @ 8:57 PM

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Matrix Ping-pong video

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8079411349144989883

[Thanks Lad]

| posted by Ramki @ 4:06 PM

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Raang De Basanti...........

Three days ago, aerospace engineer Tanmay Rajpurohit, who passed out of IIT Bombay and Georgia Tech, Atlanta, also a postgraduate in Economics from New York University, decided to have his fledgling party Lok Paritran, comprising a bunch of highly educated spirited youth, take the plunge into Assembly elections...

Link

| posted by raj @ 11:52 AM

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Using India's poor as guinea pigs

Big pharmas have a billion people vying to be part of clinical trials of untested drugs. Areas known only for snakes and heat now have good hospitals after the government passed a law allowing the drug testing and advertised its "treatment naive" patients. By Jennifer Kahn from Wired magazine.

| posted by Ramki @ 10:58 PM

Saturday, March 04, 2006

India Rising....News week by Fareed Zakaria

Every year at the World Economic Forum in Davos, there's a star. Not a person but a country. One country impresses the gathering of global leaders because of a particularly smart Finance minister or a compelling tale of reform or even a glamorous gala. This year there was no contest. In the decade that I've been going to Davos, no country has captured the imagination of the conference and dominated the conversation as India in 2006.........

Full Story

| posted by raj @ 11:32 PM

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Tall drawing

This  drawing is very tall. It extends all the way from God, down to Hell -- and everything in between.  

| posted by Ramki @ 12:09 AM

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Klueless....

A friend of mine forwarded the game
Klueless developed by IIM-indore studs!
Let us know the level you are stuck at but dont disclose the
answers plz...

| posted by raj @ 6:18 PM

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Happy News

Open a newspaper (or) news website for that matter -- All that you see is killings, destruction, bomb blasts, natural calamaties where nature asserts its supremacy! Should we be bothered about all these sad, sad news every day? How about reading only good, encouraging, positive happenings around the world.
  Happy News is here for the exact same reason.
  Of course, it wont be as crowd-pulling or saucy or even interesting to many like the say, CNN or "Trash of India" sites but then, its like fresh air blowing over other stinking stuffs getting reported in other sites.  Magesh says its worth a visit everyday!

[Via Magesh]
 

| posted by Ramki @ 2:21 PM

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Image-> ASCII Converter

TEXT-IMAGE.com was started in early 2002 for the single purpose of entertaining people who find their way here. It's funded by Google advertising and runs on a webserver behind the living room sofa. The man who created it is Patrik Roos, now a 24-year-old student of Japanese and physics. He resides in Stockholm, Sweden, where he spends most of the day reading in the bathroom

[Via Ursi's blog]

| posted by Ramki @ 1:25 AM

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Virtual CT-scan

This applet on how the human anatomy will look in a CT-Scan is amazing. The applet takes a while to load though!

| posted by Ramki @ 9:08 PM


Sideways Bike

Human balance is detected in the inner ear. There are three semi-circular canals positioned at right angles to each other that detect balance in three axes. These canals are separate and distinct. The three types of balance are Left to Right, Front to Back and Rotational (Yaw). Left to Right balance is what people are most familiar with and is the primary balance used for riding a regular bicycle or indeed flying a plane.

| posted by Ramki @ 9:00 PM

Monday, January 02, 2006

We have finally arrived!

Can you believe it? Shikar being screened in Dollar theater, Plano. Well, well, well -- Finally, we have arrived.
We'll now see KKQUIR, KAPMQ etc being nominated for Oscars!!!

| posted by Ramki @ 11:00 AM

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Size does matter!

http://www.odt.org/Pictures/poplcart.jpg

[More from the retired shankar]

| posted by Ramki @ 1:57 PM


Awesome visualization

http://www.brazilianartists.net/home/flags/

[From a retired-lazydesi shankar]

| posted by Ramki @ 1:56 PM

Friday, December 30, 2005

Top 10 National Geographic Videos!

Seeing is believing. Dont forget to mention your favorite!

Link

| posted by raj @ 11:49 PM

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Racial Discrmination....

Indian-born US citizen Neelima Tirumalasetti announced today she has filed suit in federal court in Texas against Caremark RX, Inc. and its subsidiary CaremarkPCS for almost daily anti-Indian harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

Tirumalasetti worked in Caremark’s Richardson, TX facility, as a senior IT analyst in quality assurance. The lawsuit alleges that, after Caremark announced in December 2003 that it would be outsourcing Richardson work to IBM India, Tirumalasetti became the target of widespread anti-Indian harassment....

[more]

| posted by raj @ 11:19 AM

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Children Learn by Monkey See, Monkey Do. Chimps Don't. - New York Times

Children Learn by Monkey See, Monkey Do. Chimps Don't. - New York Times: "Mr. Lyons sees his results as evidence that humans are hard-wired to learn by imitation, even when that is clearly not the best way to learn. If he is right, this represents a big evolutionary change from our ape ancestors. Other primates are bad at imitation. When they watch another primate doing something, they seem to focus on what its goals are and ignore its actions.

As human ancestors began to make complicated tools, figuring out goals might not have been good enough anymore. Hominids needed a way to register automatically what other hominids did, even if they didn't understand the intentions behind them. They needed to imitate.

Not long ago, many psychologists thought that imitation was a simple, primitive action compared with figuring out the intentions of others. But that is changing. 'Maybe imitation is a lot more sophisticated than people thought,' Mr. Lyons said.

We don't appreciate just how automatically we rely on imitation, because usually it serves us so well. 'It is so adaptive that it almost never sticks out this way,' he added. 'You have to create very artificial circumstances to see it.'

In a few years, I plan to explain this experience to Charlotte. I want her to know what I now know. That it's O.K. to lose to the chimps. In fact, it may be what makes us uniquely human"

| posted by Rajan @ 5:05 AM

Sunday, December 18, 2005

At least now, plant more trees.



More amazing, creative, original ads at "Ads of the world" blog.

| posted by Ramki @ 8:51 PM


Cruise rocks!

| posted by Ramki @ 8:46 PM


Kung Fu


[Via The Ministry of Unknown Science]

| posted by Ramki @ 8:46 PM

Saturday, December 03, 2005

When Japanese babies are born!

| posted by Ramki @ 11:17 PM


Indian rap

1. Gujarathi Rap (Video) -- Really good one cheh! ;-)
2. One more Ludakrishna,VikramMC rap
2. Indian Chic (audio)

| posted by Ramki @ 10:49 PM


Indian Help Desk on the Conan O'Brien show

This is a hilarious movie from one of his recent show about the Indian help desk!
http://www.collegedowntime.com//media/files/conanvideoindianhelpdesk.wmv

[Beware of the popups and ads in this webpage. Might turn out to be NSFW]

| posted by Ramki @ 10:43 PM

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