Ridiculous contraption with an equally ridiculous price tag – USD 8,000.
I mean, seriously – wouldn’t it be cheaper to just get a personal trainer!
Interesting innovation / creation or whatever. Off Topic - the Indian Rupee symbol continues to look ridiculous. Guess it will take a lot longer to get used to or perhaps that’s just wishful thinking.
Seriously hard to believe that they couldn’t come up with a better symbol for the currency!
They claim the blade stays sharp for a year.
USD 100,00 for a limited edition razor!?? Come on!
I can think of a 100,000 better ways to blow away USD 100,000.
This is from Viva’s website.
Err.. I am sure most people would understand that the device is free when one subscribes to a package and the package starts from 11 KWD. I am also sure that there could have been a less confusing headline.
These people seriously need to hire someone who reads the content before it’s published.
The offer is:
See-through body, Acupuncture, Massage, Biomorphing seats, Passenger’s body powering the plane – Energy Harvesting System (à la The Matrix).
Ahem.. I don’t need a crystal ball to tell you that this is just NOT going to happen. Not 40 years from now, not a 100 years from now.
Ek Kutiya ki teen santaan – Mulaayam, Mayawati, Kaanshiraam.
There is absolutely nothing wrong in writing to the PM inquiring why no action is being taken on a particular matter in a specific state. But if you are concerned why a particular National Commission is not taking active interest, wouldn’t it make more sense to write to that particular National Commission? Perhaps writing to the CM of that particular state too would make sense.
Anyways, that’s secondary. The reason I got ticked off by her remarks was because of what triggered these remarks in the first place.
A teenage girl was murdered at a police station in Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh). The commissions mentioned in Mayawati’s letter are NCW and NHRC which decided to send a fact finding team to Lakhimpur Kheri.
I am not a fan of National Commissions to begin with and fact finding teams / missions rarely find anything of any significance, but Mayawati referring to NCW and NHRC’s action as giving undue importance to the SMALLEST of happenings - is pathetic, to say the least.
A teenager’s death in a police station may not be unusual in parts of Uttar Pradesh, but referring to it as smallest of happenings can’t be considered appropriate by even the most idiotic mind in existence (a close contest between George Bush Jr. and Sarah Palin).
In my opinion the NCW and NHRC’s efforts aren’t likely to produce any real results and are an exercise in futility, but one can’t refer to such efforts as giving undue importance. Call a spade a spade – go on record and say this is an exercise in futility and demand real efforts.
If Mayawati had to comment, she could have said that the state government is launching or has launched it’s own investigation and would be happy to assist the fact finding team. At least that would make some sense. We all know it’s just words and nothing of any significance is going to be uncovered by the investigation / fact finding team, but at least it doesn’t sound as pathetic as calling it smallest of happenings.
Finally, Google Goggles for desktop.
Labels: Computers / Internet
I honestly don’t see the point of the damn thing (iPad), but just in case if someone is interested:
Agar dilbar ki ruswaai - humen manzoor ho jaaye
Sanam tu bewafa ke naam se mashhoor ho jaaye
Humen fursat nahin milti kabhi aanso bahaane se
Kai gham paas aa baithe - tere ik door jaane se
Agar tu paas aa jaaye, to har gham door ho jaaye
Wafaa ka waasta de kar, mohobbat aaj roti hai
Naa aise khel iss dil se, ye naazuk cheez hoti hai
Zaraa si thens lag jaaye - to sheesha chuur ho jaaye
Tere rangeen hothhon ko, kanwal kahne se darte hain
Teri iss berukhi pe hum, ghazal kahne se darte hain
Kahin aisa na ho tu aur bhi magroor ho jaaye
People should be penalised for conducting such idiotic researches.
Labels: Crap Gadget
Moron gets her arm tattooed with profile pics of her FaceBook friends.
I have nothing against tattoos. I have one myself. But this is just stupid.
Tattoo is fake and washes off.
Natural disaster, tragedy and all that aside, the picture is awesome.
Earlier it was typos and Apple fanboy type posts that annoyed me. I pretty much ignored every article by Leena Rao, because I just hated the way she drafted her posts. But today…
I was rolling my eyes when I read this. BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has been around for ages and has been doing the exact same thing. I was thinking out loud how come TechCrunch hasn’t heard of BBM and then I read the next line in the article.
Waiting for?? Why would one be waiting for something that’s been available for ages? And now there are even more options. What’sApp has been doing the same thing ACROSS platforms, and the list of instant messengers one can install on phones is a really long one.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not a fan of SMS’s either. In fact, I avoid it as much as I can and get ticked off every time I have to send one to a contact who doesn’t have BBM or instant access to email or What’sApp or any other instant messenger signed in on his/her mobile (Yes, there are people like that – even today).
What bothered me about the article was the biased reporting.
Bye bye TechCrunch
USD 3.9 Million… err ok.
I honestly don’t see why the picture is worth that kind of money, but – what the hell do I know.
This is taking the privacy thing a bit too far, don’t you think?
Errr… weren’t there reports that the world would end on May 21st 2011? I am seriously getting ticked off with this nonsense. Every time a date is announced for the End of the World, I get my hopes up and …. nothing happens!
This is NOT funny. But, I did enjoy Derren Brown’s take on it:
Labels: Rambling / Revelations
There were some very good people with me during my shitty trip to India this time - Satyabrat bhaiya, Sarabjit bhaiya, Kiran aunty – who weren’t exactly happy with my experience at Haridwar. They felt bad because I felt even more miserable after visiting Haridwar.
That was when Sarabjit bhaiya suggested that he would take me to Paonta Sahib. The experience was in fact peaceful and completely opposite to what I had experienced in Haridwar.
No beggars around the area. This place was clean. Soothing peaceful music. 24 hrs food – free of charge to ANYONE (regardless of caste, colour or social status) coming in. No compulsion to pay or ‘donate’ anything to anyone.
The only thing that’s mandatory – Head must be covered at all times and no footwear is allowed inside.
I was later told that all gurudwaras (sp) are similar and just to prove the point, I was taken to another gurudwara (can’t recall the name) and I experienced the same calm again. It had nothing to do with the religious aspect, but the ambience of the place was simply soothing.
For those of you who don’t know about Haridwar:
Some people say you get peace of mind at this place. Some say you go here so the departed soul can rest in peace. Let me assure you – I didn’t find any peace over there.
Why I was there in the first place - well lets just say it wasn’t out of choice and I would never go to such a place out of choice. It’s not because of religious issues, but I simply don’t like crowded filthy places. Even without going to Haridwar, I knew it would be crowded and filthy.
What I didn’t know is HOW FILTHY it would be.
Beggars walking around is one thing. Constantly begging and not shutting up - is annoying. Touching my arm while I am trying to ignore them – that’s TOO MUCH.
Two of them didn’t shut up until I threatened that I would chop off their respective heads and throw it in the garbage. I made it extremely clear that I was in a bad mood and pissed at a lot of people. I told one of them that I would be more than happy to vent out my frustration by punching him - given that I can’t vent out my frustration any where else.
At which point the beggars finally decided to leave me alone to carry on with my misery.
And on my way out – I see the Dracula Dhaba – For the first time in Haridwar. Pure vegetarian food. Seriously! Couldn’t you come up with a better name for your joint??!