Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Sabeer Bhatia and the BlogEverywhere.com

That seems to be a novel from Sabeer Bhatia. Sounds like a funda tool. I am not sure about the data surfing privacy that would offer.

I am also running around to VCs, to get funding for a new idea. Mobile voice to blog post. Two modes, complete confidential (intranet style) or password access. Then there is the regular access.

Shock Victory for South Africa in One Day Cricket

Against Australia, South Africa has a memorable Gibbsed in a ODI recently on March 12, 2006.

Chasing 434/4 by Australia in 50 overs, they made 438/9, with a ball to spare on the flattest pitch at the Wanderers stadium. Alas, in Chennai, where I am living, due to the CAS (set top box ), we couldnt watch it, except on Star News for the final, nail biting over. The government should scrap the CAS or give it free. Now it costs rs 2919, plus taxes amounting to 3500 rs, and there is a monthly compusolry package of 230 to 299 rs. Now we pay flat at 100 rs only, even though it is expected to be at rs 72 only, rs 28 gets pocketed! No bills issued.

Mr.Ponting is stupid for not having shared the Man of the Match! Share the glory man!

Still they are celebrating!

How to make Rs 100000 a month not working?

Here it goes again!

Tons of internet advertisemetns, on varioud proper websites like Hindu, ValueresearchOnline etc, are pumping these advertisements. Funny!

How to make Rs 100000 a month not working? Can anybody guess?


A Glass of Milk

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry.He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly,and then asked, How much do I owe you? You don't owe me anything, she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness." He said..... "Then I thank you from my heart."As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.Many year's later that same young woman became critically ill.The local doctors were baffled! They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes.Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his bestto save her life. From that day he gave special attention to her case. After a long struggle, the battle was won.Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge, and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure itwould take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words....."Paid in full with one glass of milk" (Signed) Dr. HowardKelly. Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You, God, that Your love has spread broad through human hearts and hands."There's a saying which goes something like this: Bread cast on the waters, comes back to you. The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time. If you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place - And, after all, isn't that what life is all about?

Monday, March 13, 2006

India won against England at Mohali

It was a nice win for India with 9 wickets to spare on the last day at Mohali. About 180 overs were lost due to rain, still the match was over, when there was time left for anotehr 30 more.

Hats off to Kumle for his 500th wicket. He is a league of his own. Excellent. It was nice to see him groomign Piyush Chawla on debut. Harbhajan might have lost a bit, nevertheless, his support was crucial.

Sehwag, as usual, did well to come back well with a 76 not out. I think this is his second fifty plus score in the second innings, the first one being a century at New Zealand.

The team is same for the Mumbai test starting on March 18th, and I expect that the dust bowl would return, and the same team being fielded.

It was nice to see that the guy from bet365.com shown the doors, as it is illegal to bet in India!