Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Is he human?

It was one of those priceless Mastercard moments. Sachin was jumping like a child after taking a spectacular catch of Bhajji's ball. I felt goosebumps and my eyes were wet for a few seconds. I am dead sure that it was that catch and nothing else that pumped the Aussie collapse from 49-1 to 57-5. It was that special.

Mike Atherton sums up the non-cricketer aspect of Sachin as - "The archives recall not one single incriminating incident, not one drunken escapade, not one reported affair, not one spat with a team-mate or reporter ... is he human?"

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mobile is everything

I can spend hours with my mobile and I am not just talking about those long hours with friends. Today mobile is more than a talk-talk gadget. Here are few things I can do with my Nokia N73.

  • Access to Gmail, Orkut and Facebook anywhere in India thanks to the unlimited access by Airtel GPRS. I can mail, scrap, download and even upload photographs.
  • Chat with friends by remaining online simultaneously on yahoo, gtalk, skype and msn through an application by http://www.fring.com/
  • Google map application which can indicate my position generally within 2-5 Km radius, then identify the address and then suggest the minimum distance path to my destination with remarkable precision. This does not require the GPS.
  • 3.2 Mega Pixel camera ensures I can slide and shoot at my whim. It is enough for a traveller. I can also attach the pics the very moment and email it to friends across the globe free of cost.
  • Video camera with limited zoom enough to capture the fun with friends.
  • Banking through ICICI application which allows money transfer faster than internet.
  • Share trading through ICICI Direct which thanks to the developers, is mobile compatible.
  • Song downloads from www.songs.pk
  • Watch a large set of videos on www.youtube.com
  • Internet access on my laptop which is so fast that I can download a 699 Mb movie from bittorent in 7-8 hours overnight.
  • PNR enquiry to booking of train tickets through www.irctc.in which, again like icicidirect, is very mobile compatible.
  • 2 GB memory which allows me to save around 150 songs (keeping space for pics) apart from the FM facility which can save 30 stations across India.
  • Access to my Office Outlook on my mobile which is available on web.
  • Blogging
Yes, I have typed all this on my mobile and have just emailed it from my mobile to go@blogger.com :)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Dark, darker & the darkest

I hate the dark...not because it's dark but because there is a 0.5 probability that it may get darker. The suspense kills. That's the reason why I laugh when I encounter the darkest of moments because anything going forward is going to be better :)

Here comes the darkest...and here I laugh...