Saturday, November 11, 2006

Orissa Gets Its First SEZ Dedicated To IT

The state government has partnered with DLF to set up the first SEZ dedicated to IT. The SEZ will be located right opposite to the existing Infocity in Bhubaneswar.
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Friday, November 03, 2006

Microsoft Recommends Open Source!

Microsoft will soon be recommending SUSE Linux Enterprise for customers who want Windows and Linux solutions.
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Friday, September 15, 2006

Sensex closes above 12000 for 1st time since May 17

After a weak start, reflecting the weak Asian peers, the sensex finally managed to close above the psychological 12K mark

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Biggest single day gain for Sensex since July 20

Seems like a tennis match is being played. The other day, the ball was in bear's court. Today, it was a non-stop Bull run.Glad, the market recovered most of the Monday's losses.Bank of India was the biggest gainer today in my portfolio, successfully managed to recover the monday's fall


Monday, September 11, 2006

11/09/2006 --- A day to remember

In addition to the surprise 368 points crash on BSE sensex, this day is being remembered for 2 other events:
1> Satyagraha movement completes 100 years
2>5 years of 9/11 terrorist attack on the WTC

Carnage at Dalal Street

Surprise, Surprise !!!
A correction in the markets were expected. But, it will happen today !!! Atleast, I was one of those optimistic investors looking forward for that 12K figure. Hope, the market rises again tommorrow.
The markets plunged on account of heavy selling in scrips across sectors. The fall was in line with Asian peers. It was the biggest single-day loss for Sensex and Nifty since July 17.

The Sensex closed at 11,550.69 down 368 points. The Nifty lost 105 points to close at 3,366.

The BSE Small Cap Index lost 3.4 per cent to close at 5,829.30.

The BSE Midcap Index lost 3.4 per cent to close at 4,871.46.

All the BSE sectoral indices closed in the negative terrain.

Thanks to the ex-split rise of Hotel Leela, I managed to bail-out of this surprise crash. Wondering, what's up tommorrow!!! Is it buy time again ???
Although most of my securities have lost their gains.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Sunday, September 03, 2006

55 Ways to Have Fun With Google

You probably use Google everyday, but do you know...
the Google Snake Game? Googledromes? Memecodes? Googlesport? The Google Calculator?
Googlepark and Google Weddings? Google hacking, fighting and rhyming?

55 Ways to Have Fun With Google

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Friday, August 25, 2006

We Will Miss You, Pluto!

Tragic it may seem, but according to the new definition, Pluto is out of the elite club of the planets. Now, we are left with only eight plantes


Friday, July 21, 2006

The DVD Format War Hits Consumers

Comparison of the various upcoming dvd formats


Wednesday, July 19, 2006

India Heading For Another Emergency: Blogs Blocked

In the wake of Mumbai bomb blasts, the Indian Government has found a scapegoat -- a benign one -- blogs. The Government has ordered 150 ISPs operating in the country to block access to 18 blog sites, including Blogger, Geocites and Typepad. The Government claims that the content on these blogsites was anti-national, fanatic and provocative


Wednesday, June 28, 2006

BBC NEWS | England | Cornwall | Superfast internet cafe launches

An internet cafe offering connections 50 times faster than typical broadband services has opened in Cornwall.


Saturday, June 17, 2006

India Unveils E-Governance Plan

It will be a good effort centralising the efforts and initiatives of various state govts. and settings standards.Already, many state govts. have block level websites that provide acess to land records and information on mandi prices to farmers.


Sunday, May 28, 2006

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Seats & beyond: IITs, IIMs face faculty crunch- The Economic Times

" IIT Guwahati has the best figures and faces a shortage of only five faculty members." Impressive Statistics !!!

Read more at economictimes.indiatime...

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Oracle To Launch Its Own Linux Version?

So, its Oracle vs Red Hat, sounds good for Linux and bad for Microsoft


Thursday, April 13, 2006 :: Seats of power

Views of P.B. Mehta, Convenor of National Knolwdge Commission on the new proposed reservations policy by MHRD.Its encoraging to read the views coming from a PM advisory body


Saturday, April 08, 2006

Arjun stirs up a hornet's nest- The Economic Times

Mr. Singh,
I remember shaking hands with you during the convocation at IITG last yr. You were talking of globalisations and development.
But is this current reservation move in central univs. justified in the current globalised world? We should stleast leave out the premier institutes of our country like IITs and IIMs from such politically inspired moves.
Th social upliftment is not propertionate to the percentage of reservations in higher educational institutes. But instead I think, the Minister must focus his energy on the primary and secondary education, to provide a level playing field to children of every class/society. After all its more than just levying 2% educational tax and mid-day meals.
A strong will independent is required instead of trying to gain mere political mileage

Arjun stirs up a hornet's nest- The Economic Times
and Mandalising seats at IITs and IIMs

Friday, March 31, 2006

Brahmaputra threatens to sink island way of life

Brahmaputra threatens to sink island way of life
Majuli(in Assam) is 14 times the size of Manhattan, but South Asia's largest river island could disappear beneath the Brahmaputra river within 25 years unless efforts to save it are dramatically stepped up, officials say.

Govt favours upgradation of IIT labs - Deccan Herald - Internet Edition

Govt favours upgradation of IIT labs - Deccan Herald - Internet Edition

Saturday, March 25, 2006

straightupsearch: It's All Relevant invites me to "Compare Bargain Rocket Fuel Prices" !
straightupsearch: It's All Relevant

Friday, March 24, 2006

North-East all set to become next IT hub- The Times of India

North-East all set to become next IT hub- The Times of India
Prof Gautam Barua, director, IIT Guwahati, says, "Militancy in the North-East is a mental barrier for the investors coming from other parts of the country. Those like us, who stay there know, its not much of an issue anymore".
Read the full story

The basic infrastructure including telecom and power has shown rapid development in NE region, with the improvement in law and order as well. Guwahati and Shillong are aiming for metropolitan status.
Moreover, its a not popularly known fact that this is the only region in India having "Community Information Centers (CICs)" at every block level. These centers can be very well exploited to become the IT hubs and its reach to the people can propel the development from grass-root level.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Friday, March 10, 2006

Monday, March 06, 2006 India > News > Internet > Blogbar: Latest Sabeer Bhatia Muse

Sabeer, web is not limited to MS Windows. Is the product more limited when I can't use it from linux. I am writing this blogger comment using linux and firefox's google extension !


DakNet - Media Lab Asia -- Research

DakNet offers a cost-effective network for data connectivity in regions lacking communications infrastructure. The patent-pending hybrid network architecture combines physical and wireless data transport to enable high-bandwidth intranet and Internet connectivity among kiosks (public computers) and between kiosks and hubs (places with a reliable Internet connection).


Trend of brain drain on reverse to India

Trend of brain drain on reverse to India

Relax, Everything Is Deeply Intertwingled: Weblications

The World is moving towards Weblications !Funny word, but we are certainly moving closer to online OS


Crash lands shock Oscar triumph

The Monday morning started with watching the live (& exclusuve) coverage of the Oscars (78th Annual Academy Awards) on Star Movies. The 4.5 hr show (from 5:30 AM - 10 AM IST) kept me glued on my Sofa watching the run-up to the best film.The song "IT'S HARD OUT HERE FOR A PIMP" FROM HUSTLE & FLOW" was superb and no doubt it won the best original score.Reese Witherspoon won the best actress. Her performance in "Walk the Line" was great although my personal favourite was Keira Knightly with her performance in Pride and Prejudice.Finally it was Crash leading the way. This time all the nominees including 'Good Night and Good Luck', 'Munich', 'Brokeback Mountain', 'Capote' are superb movies highlighting society and human values and courage.


See here for complete list of winners: and

Go Open Source For E-Governance: NKC

The National Knowledge Commission bats for an open source model for e-governance in India.

Go Open Source For E-Governance: NKC

The National Knowledge Commission bats for an open source model for e-governance in India./a>

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Is DC the power to solve heat problems? | CNET

Is DC the power to solve heat problems? | CNET

Thomas Edison lost the war when it came to his advocacy of direct current as the best way to distribute electricity. But his ideas are now winning battles as a solution to growing power and cooling problems in the data center.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

orkut making me nostalgic?

Just moving about aimlessly in the world of Orkut,reading scraps of friends, just brings back the old IITG days. Alcher, Hockey, music, drama, Manthan, Spirit, Techniche and yes the study/classes in between.
I think of writing one day about that life and the beautiful NE.
Who can forget the picturesque trips to Gangtok, Darjeeling,Shillong and Tawang!!!

One again am bad at compiling pics ... should learn Flickr fast ... only if I get time off work

World's largest Windows error message | Community

Well again, came upon this link from Vishal's blog. Really amusing and worth a blog !


Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Models from northeastern states to walk the ramp in Bangkok - India News -

In addition, the mention of IITG's cult fest (Alcheringa) as a platform for the youths (esp. of NE) to showcase their talent in the field of Rock Music, Drams and Modelling.

After all one of the motives of Alcheringa is to bring and promote peace and harmony.


Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Jakarta Post - People's socio-economic gap grows wider

The Jakarta Post - People's socio-economic gap grows wider
What is the common wealth-generating denominator of the rich nations on Earth? I believe the correct answer to this question is technology, not natural resources

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

A kinship beyond boundaries keeps Steel City upbeat

Wedding of Alexander and Shalini, whose love story took root at IIT Guwahati. It's another milestone ahieved by our Design Dept. !!! Way to go ...


Monday, February 06, 2006

Company Party

This Saturday (4th of Feb), we (at NexTag) went out to Golden Huts Resorts nearby for a day long recreational party. The day long activity included cricket matches and other games like Lawn Tennis, TT and Badi, in addition to the usual food, drink and dance.
More updates later when I will try to compile the pics too.

Sensex makes history, touches Peak 10000

Who's gonna tame this BULL ?Our Sensex touching 10000 !!! It really makes me wonder is our economy getting so strong ?I remember the days (in fact it was not more than 5 yrs before) when I used to wonder after looking at the indices of NYSE, Hong Kong, Japan London and Singapore markets, when will BSE touch that coveted 5 figures like these markets. In fact then BSE touching 4000 was considered a huge landmark!

Read more at economictimes.indiatime...

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006

Java Design Patterns -

Came to another information rich site on Design Pattern - well thanks again to wikipedia :)


Design pattern (computer science) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You cannot beat Wikipedia when it comes to its vastness of knowledge base and links!!!

Thanks to Wikipedia, for providing a quick insight into the design patters



A nice tech tip on Singleton and Observer Design Pattern



Currently, am looking into some nice programming practices. Here's a wiki pattern tutorial on PHP design patterns


Comparison Shopping on Sale -

Comparison Shopping on Sale -

Friday, January 27, 2006

Rang De Basanti: young and restless

A Youthful Joyride ?

Read at

Best of Mozart - concert evenings

`Big' offer triggers trouble

Mad rush to avail of 'Republic Day' discount sale at the Big Bazaar shopping mall forces the management to seek police help as crowds turn uncontrollable. Police cordon off the complex not allowing customers inside.


Simply Recipes: Food Blog Links

Do u love trying new cuisines ? Check out these food blogs


India Uncut

... after winning the IndiBlog of the Year award, India Uncut has now been nominated for the prestigious Bloggies, in the Best Asian Weblog category. This is the only South Asian blog among the five finalists .....


Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Monday, January 23, 2006

Finally am a confirmed employee!!!

Aashwin and I finally got confirmed as Software Engineer!
Got my first job confirmed atleast [;)]
Went to Cyber Greens to give a treat to my team.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

It's Sunday and me in Office !!!

What's worse than coming to the office on Sundays !!!
Well, but all fair's for M1. Hope I will be able to demontrate the Editors, which am currently working on tommorrow, when Sharat gets back

WordPress - Free Blog Tool and Weblog Platform

WordPress - Free Blog Tool and Weblog Platform
Love blogging and are a tech-enthusiast too !!! Check this out.
Thanks Vishal for showing this to me

VishalArya » Main

VishalArya » Main
A true blogger to follow !!!

James Gosling: on the Java Road

James Gosling: on the Java Road
The Blog by Java's creator, James Gosling!!!