Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Yahoo has planned upgrade of email storage space for its mail users from 250 MB to 1 GB starting April. The current move could help yahoo to compete Google. In the worldwide search engine war this could provide a boost its Yahoo!.
Google`s Gmail is expected to become available worldwide to anyone from the 1st of April. Gmail was till date an invitation service. Yahoo will also provide a Mail Space of 1 GB to all free accounts starting April.
The current free Mail storage limit is 250MB. Yahoo will also offer free email virus scanning based on famous Symantec product.
Experts are awaiting Google next move to make Gmail popular. Gmail provides context based text adverts and not big images and flash adverts like Yahoo!
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
One of the best browsers around and is giving Internet Explorer a tough fight. No wonder with all the things like
1) Tab browser - one window, multiple tabs, much easier to browser than before without all the windows cluttering.
2) Faster loading. Try loading a page in Firefox and IE 6.0. Firefox loads faster. You can tweak it to your liking.
3) Download Manager - Reliable download manager, you can pause the download and continue (provided you do not close Firefox). I downloaded an almost 500MB file by leaving the machine on overnight; the file was downloaded correctly, no need for any intervention.
4) Auto shrink-to-fit - IE printed pages might get cropped on some website.
5) Clean auto-installation of plug-in, themes etc of which there are tons on the Moz website and pretty small download sizes too.(like 12 kb, 60 kb...I have yet to come across a plug-in of more than 600kb)
Get it from the link below..only 4.7MB and trust me, you'll never go back to IE.
Saturday, March 19, 2005
Bollywood star Salman Khan (L), popular Indian television show host and actor Aman Verma (C) and actor-turned-Parliamentarian Govinda (2nd R) looks on as actor Aarbaaz Khan (R) speaks on the 'sexpose' by India TV channel, at a press conference in Mumbai on March 18, 2005. (source: indiatimes)
Friday, March 18, 2005
A spokesman of the US embassy in New Delhi said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been denied a diplomatic visa and his tourist/business visa already granted had been revoked as per the US Immigration and Nationality Act.
Following is the text of a letter United States Congressman from Pennsylvania Joe Pitts and 21 other US Congressmen sent Secretary of State Dr Condoleezza Rice requesting that Modi be denied permission to enter the US 'due to numerous reports of his involvement in horrific human rights violations in India.'
March 7, 2005
The Honorable Dr Condoleezza Rice
Secretary of State
US Department of State
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20520
Dear Secretary Rice:
We are writing to raise our deep concern about the upcoming visit of Mr Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat, India. As you may know, Mr Modi has been invited to be the chief guest at the annual conference of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association to be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from March 24-26, 2005. We respectfully request that the US government deny Mr Modi entry to the United States due to numerous reports of his involvement in horrific human rights violations in India.
As you may know, Mr Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat during the 2002 riots in which over 2,000 Indian Muslims and non-Hindus lost their lives. Since that time, reports suggest that over 100,000 people remain displaced and are unable to return to their homes or communities. Numerous inquiries by Indian officials and non-government organisations have determined that the state government in Gujarat, led by Chief Minister Modi, provided leadership and material support for the rape and murder of over 2,000 people, including women and young children, and the destruction of homes, businesses and resources primarily belonging to Indian Muslims. Mr Modi made public statements and directed official actions seemingly calculated at justifying his orders to increase attacks on and kill religious minorities while ordering the police not to interfere.
After an extensive investigation of the violence in Gujarat, Human Rights Watch stated that the "attacks against Muslims (and other religious minorities) in Gujarat have been actively supported by state (BJP) government officials and by the police."
In addition, The Citizens Tribunal in India, led by retired Supreme Court Justice V R Krishna Iyer, concluded that the state government of Gujarat under the leadership of Chief Minister Narendra Modi was responsible for the violence perpetrated against religious minorities in Gujarat in 2002. Furthermore, the US Department of State reported that in "Gujarat, there continued to be credible evidence of prejudice in favor of Hindus and an unwritten policy of impunity against the perpetrators of the 2002 religious violence."
Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his government have obstructed attempts to bring the perpetrators of the 2002 violence to justice. Mr Modi and his administration closed the files on over 2,000 police cases where the non-Hindu victims filed reports of rapes, killings and destruction of their property. The Gujarat state administration claimed there was no evidence to prosecute those cases. However, most of the people named in cases against the police are associated with Mr Modi's political party.
In a recent unprecedented order, the Supreme Court of India ordered the reopening of all those cases to be tried in a neighbouring state by a special bench of judges. The Supreme Court of India called Mr Modi a "modern day Nero" and warned him not to meddle with the proceeding of the trials.
Furthermore, the US State Department has discussed in one of its reports the role of Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his government in promoting attitudes of racial supremacy, racial hatred and the legacy of Nazism through his government's support of school textbooks in which Nazism is condoned.
For example, in a high school social studies textbook, the "charismatic personality" of "Hitler the Supremo" and the "achievements" of Nazism are described at length. The textbook does not even acknowledge Nazi extermination policies or concentration camps except for a passing reference to "a policy of opposition towards the Jewish people and [advocacy for] the supremacy of the German race."
In addition to his reported culpability in the Gujarat riots and his promotion of racist ideology, there are widespread reports of Mr Modi's leadership of the harassment of Christian religious and educational organizations over a number of years. Further, on a daily basis Chief Minister Modi and his government actively harass Christian leaders and Christian religious organizations who are involved in the relief and rehabilitation work of the victims of violence by extremist Hindus.
Even further, Mr Modi ordered a census, ruled illegal by the Gujarat High Court, of the Christian community -- the same action he took prior to the orchestrated attacks on Muslims in 2002. Even Indian Hindus who oppose Modi's violent tactics against the religious minorities are harassed and intimidated by state authorities. And, under his leadership, the state of Gujarat passed an anti-conversion law in strong violation of the Indian Constitution and international human rights norms to which India is a party.
We are deeply concerned that a visit to the United States by Chief Minister Modi is in violation of the International Religious Freedom Act and will provide tacit approval of his reprehensible statements, policies and actions that violate the core of the fundamental human rights upon which our nation is founded. We respectfully request your leadership in publicly condemning his actions and policies by denying Chief Minister Narendra Modi the right to enter our country.
Thank you for your attention to this serious matter. We look forward to hearing from you.
Congressman Joe Pitts
To give Mr. Pitts a piece of your mind, go here: http://www.house.gov/pitts/service/correspond.htm
Monday, March 14, 2005
Both the brothers Vitali and Vladimir in sober mood
Some comparison where we would fit in
Lennox Lewis has confirmed he will not be fighting Vitali Klitschko later this year. Momma Lewis pleaded her son to not fight Klitschko again (they last met in 2003 after ref stopped the fight (cut below Vitali's eye, see pic below) and Lewis won).
TTTTTTell me 'bout it, casting couch is rampant in movie industry, all hush hush. Well do I care, I say fug them royally. My only disappointment was that they did not make a whole movie (ala Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee or much recently Paris Hilton) and make a celebrity sex scandal.
Title of the movie (choose one or suggest): Sumdi mein kumdi or nandu sab ka bandhu...aoooooo.
Oh and there was a donkey rally in B'bay against Shakti, way to go guys.
Shakti as a judge in "item number" search contest.
It's like before my wife and I moved. Our house was full of boxes and there was a U-Haul truck in our driveway. My friend comes over and says "Hey, you moving?" "Nope. We just pack our stuff up once or twice a week to see how many boxes it takes. Here's your sign."
A couple of months ago I went fishing with a buddy of mine, we pulled his boat into the dock, I lifted up this big 'ol stringer of bass and this idiot on the dock goes, "Hey, y'all catch all them fish?" "Nope - Talked 'em into giving up. Here's your sign."
I was watching one of those animal shows on the Discovery Channel. There was a gut inventing a shark bite suit. And there's only one way to test it. "Alright Jimmy, you got that shark suit on, it looks good... They want you to jump intot his pool of sharks, and you tell us if it hurts when they bite you." "Well, all right, but hold my sign. I don't wanna lose it."
Last time I had a flat tire, I pulled my truck into one of those side-of-the-road gas stations. The attendant walks out, looks at my truck, looks at me, and I SWEAR he said, "Tire go flat?" I couldn't resist. I said, "Nope. I was driving around and those other three just swelled right up on me. Here's your sign."
We were trying to sell our car about a year ago. A guy came over to the house and drove the car around for about 45 minutes. We get back to the house, he gets out of the car, reaches down and grabs the exhaust pipe, then says, "Darn that's hot!" See? If he'd been wearing a sign, I could have stopped him.
I learned to drive an 18 wheeler in my days of adventure. Wouldn't ya know I misjudged the height of a bridge. the truck got stuck and I couldn't get it out no matter how I tried. I radioed in for help and eventually a local cop shows up to take the report. He went through his basic questioning..ok..no problem. I thought sure he was clear of needing a sign...until he asked "So..is your truck stuck?" I couldn't help myself! I looked at him, looked back at the rig and then back to him and said "no I'm delivering a bridge...here's your sign."
Reproduced what I read on the net
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
In another face-off, Lyon demolished Werder Bremen (hold your breath 7-2 a UEFA CL record)...guess the striker...former Arsenal man Sylvain Wiltord.
Duff after scoring a goal.
John Terry - Chelsea Captain
Sir Alex (ManU coach) after the match
Arsenal v Bayern Munich
B Leverkusen v Liverpool
Juventus v Real Madrid
Monaco v PSV Eindhoven
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
She says: "It looks cold, what should I do?"
He says: "Put it between your legs."
She says: "What about the smell?"
He says: "Hold its nose."
How do you know when you're really ugly?
Dogs hump your leg with their eyes closed.
God said, "This person will cook for you and wash your clothes, she will always agree with every decision you make. She will bear your children and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of them. She will not nag you, and will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you''ve had a disagreement. She will never have a headache, and will freely give "love" and compassion whenever needed." Adam asked God, "What will this woman cost?" God said, "An arm and a leg." Adam said, "What can I get for just a rib?" The rest is as they is history...
A beautiful girl is lying in a hospital bed about to undergo minor surgery. Soon after she is wheeled into the corridor by a nurse, then left alone.
While the nurse is away, a young man in a white coat approaches the girl, takes the sheets away and starts examining her naked body. He walks away and talks to another man in a white coat. The second man comes over and starts examining her.
When a third man comes over and begins to examine her body, the girl begins to grow impatient. "All of this examining is great, you guys are really thorough," she says. "But when will I be having my operation?"
The first man shrugs his shoulders. "Beats me. We're just painting the hall."