July 26, 2010

   Have you ever felt that you are addicted to social networking sites like orkut ,facebook ? Have you ever  felt bad about being unable to chat with your virtual friends daily ? Then its time to look whether you are addicted to your virtual world and whether  you are a social being in your real world  as you are in the virtual world.

   I have seen many guys who yell at their friends ," Hey I have 600 facebook fans " .......and some proud guys just count out their tweets and shout out that they have 10000 tweets and 500 followers ...oh ya....
I wonder ...how many fans or friends they have in the real World ? When many guys don't even have a single girl friend in the real world ...they flirt with a dozen girl friends at the same time in social networking sites like orkut or Facebook.

Cool Orkut

  Even though I came to orkut to make friends ,within few weeks I felt little annoying  that many virtual friends want me to share my personal life with them ,when i have never once in my lifetime have met that guy/girl.
Later I even thought of deleting my orkut account ...but changed my stand when I felt that scraping and orkuting is the easiest ways ...I could use to be in touch with my old schoolmates and friends...spread across the globe.

My 100th Tweet

  Thanks to Shashi Tharoor and Feroz Khan (No he is not a film star - just my school mate ) .... I got introduced to Twitter .I found twitter pretty interesting as I was able to interact with some great personalities ( Dalai lama ,Shashi tharoor,Sharukh khan ...and at last Sachin Tendulkar).Then I found myself on the other side trying to cope with my friends on the tweets posted.Many of my friends were tweeting every minute like ," I am now having dinner"..." I am with my dog now ".....and even some cricket fans(mads) started commentary of matches through tweets....When I hardly had 100 tweets ...my friend already had gone past the 1000 mark.Anyway after my 100th tweet I proudly stated ,"Thanks my followers...at last this is my 100th tweet".

FaceBook Fever

   Then came the facebook fever,the privacy issues and frequent facebook invitations forwarded to my inbox by my friends were not enough to provoke me to open a facebook account.But my cousin who just completed 10th took me to the facebook world.......He just wanted me to be his neighbour in Farm ville.I was surprised and happy for a 10th std student ...who wanted to look after his farm in virtual world daily ( without watering his farm he wont go to bed ).....But when I asked him whether he wished to plant a tree outside his house and water it daily....He just shocked me ...by saying politely ...," No brother its lot of hard work and I don't want to waste  time ..I don't even have time to study".

The Orkut Suicide
  
  One day one of my friends asked me how he can delete his orkut account . I was happy and even congratulated him to taking such a step which I couldn't......I gave the steps in detail for deleting his orkut profile.Later he  gave me a message that he wanted to stop orkuting and migrate to facebook as he found that he didn't have enough time to spare for both.



      Anyway don't misunderstand me  that I am against social networking sites ....and stopping you from scraping or tweeting ...The truth is that sites like orkut ,facebook have their own advantages ....but sometimes people occasionally use these sites for little matured things and only disadvantage is that they later get addicted to these virtual world's.But ya I am still tweeting ,sending scraps and blogging.............
  


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July 10, 2010

                  Georgia Government have put forward a new claim that a woman from a remote mountain village here  turned 130 on 9/07/2010, making her the current  oldest person on Earth. Antisa Khvichava is  from western Georgia was born on July 8, 1880,She used to work as a Tea and Corn Picker in 1965 but now she has retired from that job.
      
       Antisa Khvichava's age couldn't immediately be independently verified as she lost her  birth certificate .. She has lived a century which saw great  revolutions and a civil war which followed the collapse of the Russian Empire.But Meurnishvili showed two old  Soviet-era documents that he claims to be  attest to her age.  officials, neighbors, friends, and descendants backed up her claim as the world's top senior.
          
    The World Gerontology Research Group currently recognizes 114-year-old Eugenie Blanchard of France, as the world's oldest person. The organization is yet to examine Khvichava's claim.Khvichava doesnt have a huge family,she has a son, 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Khvichava's 70-year-old son Mikhail apparently was born when his mother was 60. She said she also had two children from a previous marriage, but says they died of hunger during World War II.
       
 Lets hope she gets her claim gets validated and become the official World's oldest person.

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July 9, 2010


                 In Kerala - Gods Own Country ..........Professor TJ Joseph was attacked by eight people on Sunday and his hand was cut off accused of insulting Islam in an exam paper.The professor is  recovering in hospital in the town of Muvattupuzha in Kerala state. Two activists of the predominantly Muslim Popular Front of India (PFI) were arrested on Monday in connection with the attack.

      At the time of the incident , Prof Joseph had been suspended from his position in the Roman Catholic-run Newman college in the town of Thodupuzha and was facing possible criminal charges for blasphemy and negligence.He was arrested and granted bail in April for hurting religious sentiments....Earlier Protests where carried out in Kerala against him............angry protests in Thodupuzha were carried out by various Muslim organisations in March when the question paper containing  derogatory reference to the Prophet Muhammad first broke and several people were injured in clashes with police.

 Even though the Kerala Government says that this is Rare incident in the small Peace loving state .........The fact is that such Religious motivated and political motivated attacks are common in Kerala ...especially in Kannur and Wayanad Regions of the State.

   Meanwhile the family Members of the Professor stated to Media that they have forgiven the attackers.They stated saying the attack took place due to clear misunderstanding and the Professor never wrote any deogatory reference to the Prophet Muhammed.

 
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July 6, 2010


 Inflation in India and China is rising to new heights after Both Governments are finding it difficult to Tackle the problem effectively.
      
           India's food inflation rose  in June and reached double figure mark , India's food price index rose 16.90 per cent in the year to June 12, higher than the previous week's annual reading of 16.12 per cent, The fuel price index remained unchanged at 13.18 percent in the year to June 12.Recent hike in Petrol Price would certainly affect rise in inflation directly..No doubt that cost of living would rise.Recently The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has raised rates twice,to curb on the inflation rise.
          
          Now the hope is on the Monsoon Gods ..If India receives it full Quota of rain scarcity of food grains and agricultural products would be removed and this will certainly reduce the steady rise in inflation.

                    In China ,the shares have come down to 15 month low - increasing concerns over China's economic Growth.Also is the rise in cost for living in China due to steady rise in Inflation.The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) increased at an annual rate of 3.1% in June - above the Chinese central bank's official target of 3%.More worryingly, producer price inflation - the cost of goods leaving the factory gate - rose to 7.1% in June.

                       China's recent decision to allow more flexibility in the exchange rate of the Chinese currency Yuan  should help slow inflation and reduce this steady rise.A rising yuan reduces the price of imports and rises demand for Chinese exports.But,the Chinese Government have only allowed the yuan to rise  gradually - the currency is up 0.9% against the dollar.

 Lets hope the two Asian Giants will come out of this Inflation Crisis as fast as possible.


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July 5, 2010

             Mahendra Singh Dhoni captain of Indian Cricket Team got arried  with his childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat on Sunday night in a very private ceremony at a farmhouse here attended only by his close friends and Teammates.Sakshi and Dhoni are family friends and studied in the same school .........now Sakshi is a Hotel Management Student.
         
 The wedding took place at Vishranti Resorts at Bidhauli, about 25km from Dehradun, Ashish Nehra,Harbhajan Singh, RP Singh,Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma were among Dhoni's cricketer friends who attended the marriage function.

Dhoni's friend  and bollywood actor John Abraham and bollywood director-choreographer Farah Khan attended the marriage.........

Dhoni captained India during the Famous 2007 ICC World Cup Twenty20 win and  CB Series of 2007-08,  Border-Gavaskar trophy 2008 beating Australia ...He recently captained the Asia Cup winning Indian Team .Dhoni is the only Indian player to receive ICC ODI Player of the Year award two times in 2008 and 2009.



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July 2, 2010

Blasts at Shrine in Pakistan

                  As  suicide bombers strike Lahore, Pakistan again now at a shrine about 35 people died  and 180 people injured at the DATA DARBAR shrine on Thursday evening .The Shrine holds the remains of a Persian Sufi saint, Abul Hassan Ali Hajvery.
         The attack was carried out by three suicide bombers...... one bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the Data Darbar shrine, the second suicide bomber blew himself  off in the basement, The third bomber blew himself in a busy part and market adjoining the Shrine.
       Eventhough no group has come forward accepting the attacks ..the officials stated the attack was planned and executed by Taliban as ......The shrine visited by Barelvi sect people,who are seen as heretics by the Taliban.Talibans are the rival Deoband Sunni sect, which strongly disapproves of worship at shrines.

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July 1, 2010

            Roger Federer crashed out of Wimbledon Tournament as 12th seed  CzechTomas Berdych  made a  6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over the  champion ..Who has 6 titles from last 7 Wimbledon .Berdych had already defeated Feder in last March ...those sweet memories must have helped Berdych to crush Feder.

          The match was dominated by Berdych ,Feder had no answer for some serves from the Czech player.Berdych has never been to top 8 of Wimbledon ...this year he also entered Semifinals of French open.

     Roger federer has the worst year in his playing career...he also lost french open this year with help of Hewitt.



 


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