Saturday, December 30, 2006

I-pod or Zune ,What to buy? Who can answer this well?



Was Yahoo Stupid,when Google asked to buy its search technology?, It said "First make it scalable,and why not start your own firm"!!..Now everyone knows What Google is ,and where it stands in the Internet world. When it launched Gmail,it swept the land beneath the feet of Hotmail and yahoo..
I thought google,with its very creative products will constantly improve it's search results.. we all know News,blogger,orkut,spreadsheet,picasa etc.. any thing google does to give a better search results,And ofcourse Google was a huge success.
In the world of searching.. Leave aside factual searches,and Data or Event related searches,which is a major part. However,a major part of searches we make are Questions.. I want to buy a mobile,i ask what is the price of Nokia? or is I-pod better than Zune? or what is the best holiday spot in hyderabad... etc.. Most of my searches are questions.. But the way search engines work, cannot give you accurate results. ofcourse "If you assume that the question is already resolved at some other place,we can get better results."
Say inorder to ask "What is the best Holiday spot in Hyderabad?" . I should ask "Best Holiday spot in hyderabad is ". Ofcourse you get some results generated By some machine ,which implements some algorithm. But if you would ask a Hyderabadi like me .. I would say Gandipet or Imax.. or some reasonable place..
So, Google and Yahoo fought over this, To get "As Many questions as possible,and Get Answers by humans for these questions.. Ofcourse Live.com is also doing this.Don't know how successfull Microsoft is?."Google was innovative and priced the questions ,depending on the priority with which they have to answered. whereas Yahoo formed a community and helped people answer these questions.
Google forgot an important point.. "Internet is a place,where everyone wants something for free,No one wants to pay,Free email,Free community sites,Free Web hosting,Free Mp3 Player etc..".
Yahoo,which is focused and now i realise that "Yahoo knows what it is doing,and definitely a competitor to google any time. ".
Yesterday when i was searching to buy I-Pod or Zune,Yahoo Answers gave 11 answers within 1Hr , Still Undecided what to buy.. Whats ur say??

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Nice way to do business..

Ever since the telephone was launched... to my knowledge,all incoming calls are free. When the mobile was first launched,I remember incoming calls were also very high priced..so mobiles are more likely used as pagers... "Get a missed call,and the call the person from a nearest STD booth" . But as time passed, the competition got severe.. and the prices were slashed down very quickly..

But Airtel presents " Song Catcher". which listens any song and matches from its data base, and makes it as your caller tune. Wow!! that is amazingly simple.. And the prices are as low as 1 re/Day.

Now I guess you get the picture,"WE ARE BEING CHARGED FOR INCOMING CALLS ALSO". that too irrespective of how many calls we make.. Nice idea rite,Owner is happy . and customer is also happy as he is getting value for the money he is paying.

Monday, December 25, 2006

:-(

I Saw rakhi... No comments on the movie... you would have heard about this , donot want to repeat that it was.. etc etc...

Monday, December 18, 2006

Hyderabad revisited

When people ask me "where are you from"? I say i'm born and brought up in Hyderabad,however I'm not sure where is Charminar and lad bazaretc.. the noted landmarks for Hyderabad.. Ofcourse I know reasonably well about hyderabad.. Being a chronic Bus traveller,I overlook the route maps to these places...
So ,I was all set to Visit these places,When my friend has a business visitor from The U.K.When we were leaving for charminar, I told my friends that the structure which we are seeing is Salarjung Museum, Ouch, The auto driver said that "that is High Court sir,the one to your left is Salarjung Museum,that consilidated my feeling,that i'm also a visitor to this place!!"
When we came near to the place,it was Simply old, nothing great as i expected... Absolute lack of maintanence.. And the most unfair thing was the entrance ticket was 20 times more for Non-Indians , I was wondering what they would they charge me for entry to "Warwick castle".
Next we went to the adjacent place Mecca Masjid, ofcourse i've never been to a mosque before, but it looked good with all the pigeons flocking and the charminar has a spledind view from this place. And this place stood as a testimonial for the co-existence of the religions in hyderabad.. I thought "who said this is sensitive ,be careful!!!!"
And the next halt was at Salarjung Museum, When i told him that this is the mueseum, he said "Ah! yes, it is largest personal collection by any person in the world".. gosh! i was shocked"Man,this guy is more prepared than us".,,, and our next stop was at Birla Mandir and then to the latest "Hyderabad central"... was a tiresome day overall, i still feel the cramps..

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Dhoom again..

It's not that I want to tell that I saw Dhoom 2 ,I saw this movie second time..!!! it's not that it is a great movie ,however it was a coool movie.. I enjoyed the movie through out ,but still it did not live upto the expectations of Dhoom .. where everything was professional and the statement "kuch bhi karenge ,style se karenge " was perfect for the movie..
The second one was more of a ramp walk.. where half the time ,people were walking as if they are on a ramp!!!.. and ofcourse Hrithik roshan stealed the show... the movie was too much indianised with pathetic and very un-situational songs..
Now waiting for Guru...

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Bommarillu Again..

Oh!! We wanted to see hardcore Andhra Mass types movie.. Guess what can be a better option other than Stalin. With two of my non-telugu speaking friends,we were all set to see Stalin,Ofcourse it would be second time for me.
It was that moment where we realised that Stalin is somewhere 20 kms far from our place..But my determined friends ,wanted to see Bommarillu,which I insisted that this story oriented movie,with so-many dialogues is not a better option.
I even gave a hint to them abt the friends episode which I like in which he says "Now enjoy the slow death"..
However me, along with my determined friends entered the theatre. This movie was a nice one "ofcourse I never like the instances where people read me like a book" .I guess the context of the movie is quite common every where but to what extent this happens actually matters.. I really enjoyed the light comedy.. however I should really appreciate my friends patience who were there through out the movie..

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Who will win "the girl"?

Out of the blue... I'm not talking about the America & Iraq and I'm also not talking about Google & Yahoo war. It is over MUSIC. Music is some thing which knows no language and it is something which can really take out of this world.The perfect interpretation would be "converting audio signals to digital signals, interpreting the sequence of 1's and 0's as SAREGAME... " and playing with these numbers ,So when a sound with/without some frequencies would be pleasant to hear.
I think BOSE was the first to realize this fact ..And Sony was the first to realise this potential and WALKMAN was the result.. for almost a decade.. Sony ruled this industry ,with virtually no competitors... and if u notice the timeline of the industry,people are entering into this field these days as" better late than never"
Apple ,with Steve Jobs ,the great visionary behind it.. entered the field with a sleek, beatiful and handy I-POD ,to me biggest advantage of i-pod is its audio quality and the beautiful design ,which has always been a part of all Apple products.This finally ended the monopoly of Sony over digital music player... People are gradually forgetting to buy CD-mans and walkmans.. With a commanding success of Apple in this field.. gave a hint to other biggies in this field... and followers are CREATIVE,SAMSUNG,TOSHIBA... and rest..
And now enter the FOLLOWER .. Microsoft,M$
as people call it.. was not afraid of it's late entry ,and also it's inexperience.. asuaual ,the result was a clone of an already successful product,with so-many enhanced features.. the hardisk made by toshiba,the processor by freescale, the software is ONLY by Microsoft,I believe the only thing M$ is counting upon is its 100million dolllars investment in the publicity of ZUNE... Though I haven't seen the ZUNE,i'm quite hopeful that this would be cooool gizmo with nice features.. rather than being just a muzic player like i-pod..
However, now the serious question is what people expect from a coool gizmo... the way nokia,motorola are investing to make their mobiles more of an "music player" rather then just a mobile and the way Microsoft is making their product with a wireless or rather bluetooth connectivity.... it is tough to know at the moment..
Recently a quote by Steve Jobs "I've seen the demonstrations about how you can find another person using a Zune and give them a song they can play three times. It takes for ever. By the time you've gone through all that, the girl's got up and left."

If these people believe , the purpose of a cool gizmo is to win the girl..,i believe it is tough time for a while to determine who can help me win.. will wait and seee...
BTW i'm looking for a reliable,awesome sound quality,and more compatibily, and if it can help me win a girl.. thats an addded advantage....
Good luck M$,Apple,Nokia,Motorola,Creative,Samsung... :)

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Stalin redefined the rules of gravity.!!!

After a momentary thought,I decided to watch Stalin instead of Bommarillu.. No specific reasons though,only one reason.. CHIRANJEEVI .If some one asks me howz the movie?,I would say the movie is terrific,coz I liked it very much and enjoyed the movie through out.
Except for a few moments where you have to forget all laws of gravitation which we learned in our schools,and bear with all the pathetic songs, the movie was excellent,particularly the background score was amazing, I wonder if it is by Manisharma.. and the message it carried out " Help 3 people around you,and ask them to do some help to further 3 people",carry out this recursively.. It was a nice message..
But now thinking about practicality,who would like to be preached?at least not me.. i would do things my own way ,rather than getting preached!!! .. I guess this is the case with most of the people,save few souls who i'm eternally indebted to..for the good work they are doing..
Personally I feel tollywood has to growup a bit more and come-out from the routine,"use the formula which gave success" again and again...

Monday, October 02, 2006

hey friends ,how are you ????

"professor Nash, u missed the class again"..alicia nash
"I hope no one missed me" -Nash..
This was conversation in the movie " A Beautiful mind"..which I remembered when I missed the "Ravan Dahan" in my colony ..not an apt comparision but I felt like writing it here... I don't remember when I missed it last.It used to be a kind of get-to-gether of my friends in Nalanda vidyalaya H.S..
Sorry friends,I hope to C.U again sooooon.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

oh!!

A strange thing happened to me ...Today when I was walking near panjagutta,suddenly a maruthi,grey colour,bumped into me... and the driver of the car did not even stop..When I noticed it was a GIRL!!!!!!!,atleast she could have told me a sweet sorry,i could have forgotten this.oh man it still hurts....

Sunday, September 24, 2006

do you know about this

I had few questions which were bugging me from quite a lot time. I found http://answers.yahoo.com ,I posted these questions hoping to get an answer.
Human brain is no doubt the most wonderful creation on earth.however, unfortunately we have very very less information about brain.I've somany questions regarding this,when I get answers to this,I'll definitely post them.Some,of them might make you think and trigger some more questions... let me know,if you have answers or if you some more similar questions.

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what is pattern of information in brain??
when some one asks me a question,or when some incidents happen. i remember all the incidents which are similar to the current situation. when i read a book,i donot remember everything,but when i read for the next time,i know that i've read this already..

Does brain has a GRAPH kind of memory structure where all similar incidents are linked with a sequence number?

Does it have a "Detail" and "Summary" parts to every information object?. so that we immediately remember summary and to recollect the detail we need to concentrate a bit more..

Will brain ever forget any information?can i remember the incidents when i was one year old?

Friday, September 15, 2006

it's great to be back....

after turning dormant in blogger's world for a long duration,it is great to return to the world. well,so many things happened in this long duration. i will try to come up with some cooooool posts as usual..

Monday, July 03, 2006

believe it or not!!

This guy's name is Balramnand and I'm Mr.Nasty..I was travelling in the 2nd ac for the first time.. I thought the 35hrs of journey would be boring with people sleeping all the time in their berths..But I met this person who asked me if i can play chess with him.. I said ,i would love to.. I'm not a great chess player but I play reasonably well.. this person played incredibly well and eventually I lost to him..
But whatz special about this game, just it's between me n some one else who is a co-passenger travelling to jalandhar.. u might wonder..
But you know this guy was blind .. and at any point of time he never made me feel this point, and his moves were impeccable his strategy was excellent.. i had to bow to him..and he is so talented that he can play tabla,keyboard,mouthorgan and what not!!
genius isn't he..it was really sad that i couldnt have a pic with him..

Monday, May 29, 2006

what do i like?

If i ask this question to a person who knows me very well,i guess he cannot answer it correctly.But these days I have been reading http://news.google.com regularly ,and usually i will login into google.com before i make searches.
Yesterday i was shocked to see a link news recommended for myemailid@gmail.com on the google news,dear me i was dumbstruck ,google already knows my taste and to my horror i'm interested in the news provided by it!!!
right now i'm enjoying it b'coz its like eating a deliciously cooked food.but can it prove harmful to me?
It is a question of trust ,as long as i trust google it is harmless,and as long as im good it is harmless....that makes google still my favourite brand

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

(1/gogool )th % deviation

It is universal truth that google generates most of its revenues thru ads. But it's ad campainining is so far the best i've ever noticed ,ofcourse hutch is the second one.Any new product it launches it just provides a link on it's website,thatz it!!,the product is an instant hit(the quality of the product is the main reason though).When it had to recruit people it has simply provided a link "we are hiring" in it's home page.when i saw an ad in news paper which said "we are looking for people who can change the face of the world". I read in time magazine that to recruit, google displayed a billboard on the road to silicon valley showing "first ten digit prime number formed from the succesive digits of e .com" any one who could solve the riddle and type it in the browswer gets a call from google .evry thing google does is quite innovative.
but yesterday when i saw an ad for freeadwords i felt disappointed not that it was a sin to give an ad like that,but i expect every thing google does must be out ofthe box.

Friday, March 31, 2006

THE CLASSy one

I sense that this is getting quite monotonous,I can't help but write about this wonderful book I've read .this makes Erich segal my favorite writer .This is about five students who studied at Harvard university.all these five have different back grounds but later make a terrific impact on the world .
For all those whose world politics/history is a bit hazy this is the one book.It puts these things quite simply in the backdrop of the main story.
what amazes me is their ease in getting their dates(I wonder if I know the definition of a date).
But one thing was put superbly -as what happens at both sides of the college gate.a song in telugu goes "college lo maharajulu ee gate daataka prajalavuduru" it tells how people have to make compromises after they leave the college gate.
The one quote which i liked very much -"human beings can't face too much of reality".


Thursday, March 09, 2006

A Very Beautiful Mind


it was not a love story,and not a thriller it is just a biography of a human being named prof John Forbes Nash, professor of MIT .i never thought a biography can be written in such an elegant way. it is about this man who was genious who later turned into mad and later triumphs by winning a nobel in economics
no doubt this man was a genious,but can i, ( a mere mortal ), question his sanity bcoz he dumped his first mistress and that he was always arrogant to wards his peers?
but this is the man who made most significant contribution towards game theory(which i hardly understood).
but this was a very great book which described the plight of schizophrenia patients and what takes it to be a prof at princeton and how r these nobel winners like ,its like they a born to get it

Friday, February 17, 2006

six thinking hatz

May be it's a copyright .so i modified the title.
i can't help telling people around abt the books i read,i continuum to my weakness,here we go
it was a dull and boring book for a person like me,who abviously is not much into management fundas kinda stuff
but to a person who has lot of responsiblities,i think this book can help him a lot.
best example: our training and placement incharge sir who,i think uses this methodology for all his meetings with us.when ever we meet ,he begins it with "WHY ARE WE HERE" Blue hat thinking(introductions and conclusions).and when he is careful abt the past slump ,he takes good measures abt them -black hat(care full).when he told us abt the 85% causes second round ,it was yellow hat thinking(optimism) .when he introduced maximum drift fundas -a sort of creative one ,it was green hat (creative thinking) .
but there is a missing link -red hat thinking??may be i missed it ,b'coz he implemented the plan perfectly to make our season a perfect success

Monday, February 13, 2006

Night at the call center

Aah another book describing loosers,may be chetan bhagat loves to describe the plight of loosers.even in his first book "five point some one",was a good comedy (to be honest) but it was abt three loosers .
while I was reading the book (for first 100 pages) i thought may be one day in my BIT could be more eventfull,but after the call from god(seriously) it was very interesting,what he wanted to say, he said it exactly,that "no one is a looser.".

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Gone with the wind


ooohfff i have completed reading a marvelous novel "GONE WITH THE WIND" by Margarett Mitchell. i think it is the best book I’ve ever read, though i must have took 30-40 reading days which is considerably a long duration, it was worth reading such a thick novel.
Right from the beginning the novel presents the main character Scarlett O’Hara as the most bullheaded women of her times.
Till the end of the novel i went with her opinion that it is not the proprietary that matters when people are dying of hunger
It was a beautifully written love story with the American civil war as the backdrop, in which she never understands a person who loves her and misunderstands a person whom she thinks that she has loved
Few phrases have left an indelible impression on me
Like
"Apologies postponed become harder and harder and finally impossible to make"
"You should not judge someone else by yourself b'coz he does what he is supposed to do"
"I’ll think of it some other time when i can stand it better, but tomorrow is yet another day"
And many.....I think I’ll read it again when i have enough time

Saturday, February 04, 2006

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006
















i saw rang de basanti on jan 30
it was a cool movie with excellent music.
i expected it to be a serious patriotic movie but it was a good blend of evry thing.
the way both the preindependence and the current situations were shown was amazing
songs were superb and they were apt to situation
the best song in the movie was luka chupi
and rang de basanti song was beautifully sung by daler mehandi
aamir khan and siddharth were simply superb in the movie

Saturday, January 28, 2006

A new word is coined in english it is NETAHOLIC.the exact defination if this word is :-One who has a compulsive need to browse the web, post to newsgroups, create personal web sites, submit entries to other people's sites,and spend 15 or more hours in the net, etc.
though i may not fit in this description exactly,im tending to become one if i have access to internet 24hrs a day.and i will be proud about it,bcoz i see infinite amount of information over here,all you need is energy to sit and type.
talking about my case four years ago ,internet was scarce and a damn luxury which i could not afford,but today i hardly miss net anyday that to for FREE.
thanks to bit mesra for letting us use this grt facility.but at the same time alas it is not enough.
so,good luck for my jnrs who will enjoy this like hell

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

last december i went to goa along with my friends.
it is such a wonderful place that evryone must be there atleast once when they r studying.
thanks to indian railways which provided us a wonderful guest house on the kolva beach
kolva is one of the best beaches in goa,but there are only few "u know whos" on the beach.
later we had been to few temples which were very beautiful and also to a church and a museum. the church's architechture was amazing .and we had been to the fort of aquada(supposed to be the place where dil chahta hai was shot),this place was amazing (not the fort but the view one can have from the fort walls)
and on the next day we had been to bagha beach the most beautiful beach.and then we headed back to the hitech city
the best thing i liked about it was the panjim's cleanliness,it was very very neat hyd is nothing compared to it

the things u hav to remember when you r in goa
-stay in panjim, not some other place(because places are far from each other and poor transport means)
-eat in sher-e-punjabi restuarant,we had an amazing biryani over there.
-plan your trip well
-go to bagha beach for sure
it's been 2 months as and when i remember something i will edit this
three cheers to heavens goa

Saturday, January 21, 2006

hey rang de basanti songs are awesome
i have been listening to them from last one week
exceptional work by rahman
thanks to the genious

Friday, January 20, 2006

hey this is gonna be a cool blog
full of jokes,movie reviews
i know iam not professional,but u can count on my views
but i know my taste is not horrendous