Wednesday, March 28, 2007

We Support Kathy Sierra

Well-known blogger Kathy Sierra has called on the blogosphere to fight the society of mistreatment online.
Kathy Sierra is a famous blogger well know for her blog ‘Creating Passionate Users.’ Her blogs are read by million of people around the world. Recently she got death threats on one of her blog posting. Some crook even posted her head next to a noose and commented "the only thing Kathy has to offer me is that noose in her neck size." Since then Kathy has stop writing blog, she is afraid to even move out of her home. She fears that some one might kill her. The person has cause a mental agony to the writer by his act of ignorance.

And why all this threat? Just because she is a women in male dominated technology field? I say it’s ridiculous . I would like to inform Kathy not to be afraid of such moron and cowards. They are not aware of power of women. Do they think that just by posting some photo they can stop a intelligent women from expressing her opinions? No never. Be it any field be it any challenge and situation women power will never be diminish and we will continue to progress. These threats are not going to stop Kathy in fighting a true cause.

Kathy Sierra you are a brave women and we all are with you. The police should act fast and catch such culprits who doesn’t know to respect a women’s rights to opinion. I request all human being and especially women to support Kathy Sierra in her difficult times. If today we do not fight this nuisance tomorrow it’s going to come back to haunt us for ever. And a threat be it small or big changes your life to very large extend.

Let us pledge our support to Kathy.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Low cost airline dilemma

There are so many domestic airlines ( Go Air, Sahara Airlines, Kingfisher, Indian Airlines, Air India, SpiceJet, Indigo Airlines etc) in this country, people have so many choices still why do these Air deccan people think they can grab most of Indian passengers towards their airlines?

I had booked my ticket with them, when I went at their counter, there was so much of mess and confusion between their staff members, they were so much in a hurry as if they wanted to go somewhere, I was surprised to know that they don't even give seat numbers, what is the use of the boarding pass without a seat number? Because of this all passengers run at the security check to have the best seat available. It is so disgusting. Their flight had this foul smell when I entered, and I could not believe I have to sit in there for almost 2 hours. The seats were so small, did not even have proper leg space.

Frankly speaking they have nothing to offer, no customer service, no proper in-flight services, the flight is always late, or never have any space left for them to park their airplane at the airport because of which they have this dedicated air buses, these air buses of air deccan are worse then the local buses of Mumbai.
Agreed they are cheap, but still money is money, why will I spend my money on such a airline who has nothing to offer to their passengers. Day by day the number of passengers traveling by Air Deccan is decreasing and still the staff of Air Deccan is not improving.

I honestly think this airline should be banned. They have nothing to offer to their customers. Try out GO Air or Kingisher Airlines instead.


Soulcast-A decent approach

First of all let me stand up and clap my hand for the people who are responsible to have come up with such wonderful site. And secondly a BIG HUG ( rest to your imagination!) to the CEO of SoulCast. I have to still to know lot about SoulCast but of what I have come across till now look like a great work of some bright minds. It gives me so much excitement to come here and read / write about experiences of other user life. I am a part time journalists and hope to become a full time very soon and my other half part I learn how various technology works. I congratulate the programmers, content manager, the QA team of SoulCast who have design such a wonderful website.

The site though in beta state is still well managed. Some of the features are very unique which other blog don’t provide. Well its not that there is no bug or no user usability issue with SoulCast. I think anything on the web has to be a 100% user friendly or it not worth even if your product is 100% QA assured. I really would like to have template for my blog where in I can choose template as per my wish. Also second thing which I would like to have is some content moderation. I have seen people posting irrelevant stuff just to get them some cheap publicity. I am not against posting their views but still it has to be a useful one. I should not feel that I have wasted my time reading such vulgar or bad post by some xyz member. Overall it looks to be a very well designed blog site. But I have some suggestion for the people who are running the show at SoulCast.

I hope I will get some feedback on this from them.

1. Template for my blog
2. Images upload for my post.
3. Direct communication with other blogger on SoulCast
4. How many and who all are online so that I can communicate with them.
5. Let user choose the Google Ad display positions.
6. Show latest 100 blog on ‘recent post page’
7. The default homepage should be of 'recent post' instead of 'feature post' That’s all I have to say as of now.

If there is something that I have missed or have wrongly posted please inform me.


Monday, March 26, 2007

Shakira's Hips Don't lie

Whenever and where the sexy Shakira shakes her hips and belly people go fanatical. The much awaited first concert of Shakira at MMRDA, Mumbai was a scintillating night of dance and music.

I was lucky to attend it the Shakira concert. The show was attended by more then 25k people. Every individual was singing and dancing to her steps. Whenever Shakira move her belly there was huge cheer all over the ground. What a belly she possess. The shows started with a song from her album Oral Fixation. As the show went on people started to sing her name and every time she came to end of her song people wanted more from the Colombian singer. Whenever the ten time Grammy award winner came on stage the heat level went rising beyond expectations. She is just so hot when she shakes those curvy belly of hers. She performed to most of her past hits albums. I spotted celebrity like Farhan Akthar, Shah Rukh Khan, Farah Khan who came to shake hips with the Latin sensation. There was not a single soul at MMRDA who was not fascinated by her dance and voice. The show ended at around 10 PM with her runaway success song Hips Don’t Lie I was spellbound with her performance and everyone in the ground left singing praises for Shakira.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Online dating a bane or boon?

Every generation has something addictive for fun. If 60s was movies, then 70s was about drugs. And now the current addiction for us is online dating/community. Dating websites such as yahoo chat,,,, Young kids are moving to these websites for dating apposite sex. The whole intention of young kids is to have fun on such websites. There are million of users registered on websites like, and yahoo personals. The effect that such websites on current generation is incredible. I have notice people giving out false information on dating websites just to catch the attention of apposite sex. What a misuse of resources. The money wasted on such websites can be utilize for better work.

Websites like, are wasting millions of dollars just to get registered user. As we all know registration is free and you can easily find person in and around your city.These dating websites have more bad effect then good it does. Every day we get to read of people cheating apposite sex with various means available on dating websites. Where will these end and when. I feel now these becoming a harmful virus. We need to have some control management for such websites.

What you feel? Your comments and suggestion is appreciated.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Bob Woolmer and India

Today is most important day in Indian Cricket. Yes today India needs to win against the powerful Sri Lankan to avoid elimination from cricket world cup.

What if India lose? What if we don’t make it to next round?
Many will say it’s just a game so take it as a game and move ahead.
I disagree with such people. Either they are not Indians or they are ignorant about cricket. For them it may be just a game but for us it is a religion. We worship our cricketers. We adore them when they win we cry out them when they lose. We as the fanatic cricket nation cannot imagine going out in the first round of world cup. We are too good a team to lose so early.

Rahul Dravid has to lead from front. Many players job will be at stake. All the players need to perform together as a team and not dependent on Sachin Tendulkar to score runs for them.

I hope and pray that we win and avoid a Pakistan like situation. Look at the Pakistani team. They are in shambles, their coach Bob Woolmer is dead. Woolmer is murdered according to Jamaican police. Bookies and some players are suspect. Inzamam has retired from ODI and worst of all they are out of the world cup. Woolmer must have never thought in his life that his end would be so tragic and painful. I pray for his soul. May he rest in peace.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Problem with cheap Air Fare

Have you ever travelled with these cheap Airlines like Air Deccan, Sahara Airlines or Spice Jet? If not then please do not even try it. I had an horrifying experience with Air Deccan. These day you have so many websites coming up where you can avail very good discount on air tickets. Websites like,,, etc are doing good business in terms of revenue.

I booked my ticket from in the month of January. I was so happy to get a cheap air ticket from Mumbai to Delhi. But all that change when I arrived at airport to board my flight. The flight was delayed for more then 3 hours with out any reason. The crew was least helpful. There was hardly any leg space between the seats. All in all a horrible experience. My advice to you all is avoid Air Deccan as far as possible. I wrote to Air Decaan as well as to regarding my experience. has replies to me and I am still to get an answer from Air Deccan. These cheap flights really suck.

The only good point regarding the cheap air tickets I came across was online booking of


Friday, March 16, 2007

Cricket World Cup 2007 and Sachin

The biggest and most important tournament in Cricket has just begun in West Indies. And we all know how cricket and cricketers are treated in India, let’s hope they win the Cricket world cup 2007.

Once while walking out of Mumbai International Airport I notice a huge crowd out side it. I thought it might be due to Prime Minister visit to Mumbai and people must have gather to greet him. But soon I was to realize my foolishness and ignorance. Out came a little man with curly hair wearing Sunglasses and the crowd went berserk. Yes you got it correct it was The Great Sachin Tendulkar. The security team had tough time controlling the crowd who wanted to touch him, kiss him, some even wanted to take him to their houses! Such is the charisma of Sachin that he is like GOD to us.

The country adores him and wants him to perform every time ho goes out on cricket field. Soon we will have temple build to his name. The cricket world cup 2007 in West Indies may be his last and we hope he goes out in glory of winning the World Cup 2007. I wish best of luck to him and Rahul Dravid’s team.
Go and get the Cricket World Cup from West Indies. We all support you.
Please see the schedule for World cup matches.

Tue, Mar 13 WI v/s Pak 1st ODI, Group D Kingston, Jamaica
Wed, Mar 14 Aus v/s Scot 2nd ODI, Group A Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
Wed, Mar 14 Ken v/s Can 3rd ODI, Group C Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Thu, Mar 15 SL v/s Ber 4th ODI, Group B Port of Spain,Trinidad & Tobago
Thu, Mar 15 Zim v/s Ire 5th ODI, Group D Kingston, Jamaica
Fri, Mar 16 SA v/s Net 6th ODI, Group A Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
Fri, Mar 16 Eng v/s NZ 7th ODI, Group C Beausejour Stadium, St. Lucia
Sat, Mar 17 Ind v/s Ban 8th ODI, Group B Port of Spain,Trinidad & Tobago
Sat, Mar 17 Pak v/s Ire 9th ODI, Group D Kingston, Jamaica
Sun, Mar 18 Aus v/s Net 10th ODI, Group A Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
Sun, Mar 18 Eng v/s Can 11th ODI, Group C Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Mon, Mar 19 Ind v/s Ber 12th ODI, Group B Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Mon, Mar 19 WI v/s Zim 13th ODI, Group D Kingston, Jamaica
Tue, Mar 20 SA v/s Scot 14th ODI, Group A Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
Tue, Mar 20 NZ v/s Ken 15th ODI, Group C Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Wed, Mar 21 SL v/s Ban 16th ODI, Group B Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Wed, Mar 21 Zim v/s Pak 17th ODI, Group D Kingston, Jamaica
Thu, Mar 22 Net v/s Scot 18th ODI, Group A Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
Thu, Mar 22 NZ v/s Can 19th ODI, Group C Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Fri, Mar 23 Ind v/s SL 20th ODI, Group B Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Fri, Mar 23 WI v/s Ire 21st ODI, Group D Kingston, Jamaica
Sat, Mar 24 Aus v/s SA 22nd ODI, Group A Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
Sat, Mar 24 Eng v/s Ken 23rd ODI, Group C Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Sun, Mar 25 Ber v/s Ban 24th ODI, Group B Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Tue, Mar 27 Runner up Group D v/s Winner Group A Second Stage Super-8 Series 1st ODI Antigua & Barbuda
Wed, Mar 28 Runner up Group A v/s Winner Group B Second Stage Super-8 Series 2nd ODI Guyana
Thu, Mar 29 Runner up Group D v/s Winner Group C Second Stage Super-8 Series 3rd ODI Antigua & Barbuda
Fri, Mar 30 Winner Group D v/s Runner up Group C Second Stage Super-8 Series 4th ODI Guyana
Sat, Mar 31 Winner Group A v/s Runner up Group B Second Stage Super-8 Series 5th ODI Antigua & Barbuda
Sun, Apr 1 Runner up Group D v/s Winner Group B Second Stage Super-8 Series 6th ODI Guyana
Mon, Apr 2 Runner up Group B v/s Winner Group C Second Stage Super-8 Series 7th ODI Antigua & Barbuda
Tue, Apr 3 Winner Group D v/s Runner up Group A Second Stage Super-8 Series 8th ODI Guyana
Wed, Apr 4 Runner up Group C v/s Winner Group B Second Stage Super-8 Series 9th ODI Antigua & Barbuda
Sat, Apr 7 Runner up Group B v/s Runner up Group A Second Stage Super-8 Series 10th ODI Guyana
Sun, Apr 8 Winner Group A v/s Runner up Group C Second Stage Super-8 Series 11th ODI Antigua & Barbuda
Mon, Apr 9 Winner Group D v/s Winner Group C Second Stage Super-8 Series 12th ODI Guyana
Tue, Apr 10 Runner up Group D v/s Runner up Group A Second Stage Super-8 Series 13th ODI Grenada
Wed, Apr 11 Runner up Group C v/s Runner up Group B Second Stage Super-8 Series 14th ODI Bridgetown,Barbados
Thu, Apr 12 Winner Group B v/s Winner Group C Second Stage Super-8 Series 15th ODI St George's, Grenada
Fri, Apr 13 Winner Group A v/s Winner Group D Second Stage Super-8 Series 16th ODI Bridgetown, Barbados
Sat, Apr 14 Runner up Group A v/s Winner Group C Second Stage Super-8 Series 17th ODI St George's, Grenada
Sun, Apr 15 Winner Group D v/s Runner up Group B Second Stage Super-8 Series 18th ODI Bridgetown, Barbados
Mon, Apr 16 Winner Group A v/s Winner Group B Second Stage Super-8 Series 19th ODI St George's, Grenada
Tue, Apr 17 Runner up Group A v/s Runner up Group C Second Stage Super-8 Series 20th ODI Bridgetown, Barbados
Wed, Apr 18 Winner Group D v/s Winner Group B Second Stage Super-8 Series 21st ODI St George's, Grenada
Thu, Apr 19 Runner up Group D v/s Runner up Group B Second Stage Super-8 Series 22nd ODI Bridgetown, Barbados
Fri, Apr 20 Winner Group A v/s Winner Group C Second Stage Super-8 Series 23rd ODI St George's, Grenada
Sat, Apr 21 Runner up Group D v/s Runner up Group C Second Stage Super-8 Series 24th ODI Bridgetown, Barbados
Tue, Apr 24 2 v/s 3 1st SemiFinal ODI Kingston, Jamaica
Wed, Apr 25 1 v/s 4 2nd SemiFinal ODI Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Sat, Apr 28 1 v/s 4 Final ODI Bridgetown, Barbados

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

EXPECTATION is the mother of all FIGHTS

There are so many words for a broken heart...its hard to see and let them all out!!

An EXPECTATION is the mother of all sadness in this world! Everyone has expectations with each other, be it any relationship – Mother – Daughter, Sister – Brother, 2 friends, Girlfriend – Boyfriend, Husband – Wife….in each and every relation we have expectations that we have against the opp. person, and when the opp. person does not fulfill or work against that expectation, fights start, relationship starts breaking, people walk out of ones life..etc…Everyone wants the opp. person to live like the way they want them to…and in that desire they try to change the opposite person…..this is where relationships start to fall apart.

For an ideal relationship I think one should accept the opposite person for who they are and not for whom they want them to be. Trying to change someone by itself is only the biggest crime which is responsible for breaking relationships.
If we sit and think about it if we stop expecting stuff from the opposite persons then the relation will not only flourish but will also become strong and will indeed be long lasting!
I am not saying you should not expect anything from the opp. person….you should! You surely should! But those expectations should be real…should be within the reach of the opp. person to fulfill…and most importantly it should not ask the opp. person to change his personality.

Let people be as they are….let them be whom they are…every individual is UNIQUE…so try and love them for whom they are!!

Think about it in this way….have you ever expected anything from a person? If yes…then it is time for you to sit and think about it!

Take my advice and see how most of your fights in any relationship just vanish!

Gavaskar-Ponting on the battlefield

What the hell the current Australian captain thinks of himself? Gavaskar is absolutely right in criticizing the sportsman spirit of Ponting and his team. Even the Windies in their super prime were not so arrogant.

Ricky thinks that the Australian team all time great but I agree with Gavaskar's comment on the social behavior of Australian team. This Australian team doesn’t have any sense of this great game and how it is played on best spirit. They will be soon dethrone from their top position by the Indians and South African team.

The World Cup is definitely going to different country this time. We support you Gavaskar. And mind you Ricky you are not even half the player what Gavaskar was and Sachin Tendulkar is.Below is the details of Gavaskar-Ponting controversy
Gavaskar: Australia had been an "awesome" team over the last decade but are "awful in the way they have sometimes behaved on the field.

Ricky Ponting: For Gavaskar to go on about behaviour, not too many captains have dragged their teams off the field. If you are really dominating teams for a long period of time, I don't think you end up having too many supporters around the place.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Jobs for you

Colleges are the days of fun and more fun. Those are the days of naive adulthood. Those are the day’s whole world seems to be under our control. The only thing that makes us depress is thought when one will be out of college what future course his/her life takes.

This is where we have .com companies like,,,, and coming to our rescue. They are bridge between you and a great job.

An individual just out of college thinks that the only way to get a good job is by posting there resume on such jobs website. What makes them do so? Is it a trust on these companies or it’s a first job syndrome? I guess its mixture of both.

Let us take the TRUST part. Why it’s easy to trust these jobs websites? What makes million of people trust these jobs websites? The only answer to it is the work done by such jobs websites in providing lot of people with the right type of job. Each day you have some job opening mail in your email. Each day thousands of people are moving towards better future with better job opportunity. All this goes a long way in building trust.If you are an engineer, programmer, manager, HRD, finance, journalist, professor or even a watchman looking for job try posting your resume on one these jobs websites and you won’t be disappointed by them, take my word for it.

My personal experience so far with jobs site are excellent. Daily Iget 5-5 opening from and My personal favorite is but even is good. You can try both to start with as well as I am appreciate effort of all the people responsible for such wonderful idea.

I would really like everyone to have a decent job.

-Stella Roy

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Are you a Billionaire?

The new Forbes list of billionaires are out and it's no shock that the list is growing every year.
Bill Gates remains at the Top for 13 consecutive years! Is there anyone who can dethrone him? I don't think so, unless you have rebirth of our very own Dhirubhai Ambani.

There are 178 newcomers, including 19 Russians, 14 Indians, 13 Chinese and 10 Spaniards, as well as the first billionaires from Cyprus, Oman, Romania and Serbia.

The list of richest Indian are given below.

Lakshmi Mittal
Mukesh Ambani
Anil Ambani
Azim Premji
Kushal Pal Singh
Sunil Mittal & family
Kumar Mangalam Birla
Shashi & Ravi Ruia
Ramesh Chandra
Pallonji Mistry
Adi Godrej & family
Shiv Nadar
Anil Agarwal
Dilip Shanghvi
Indu Jain
Cyrus Poonawalla
Kalanidhi Maran
Grandhi Rao
Savitri Jindal & family
Tulsi Tanti
Subhash Chandra
Uday Kotak
Baba Kalyani
Malvinder & Shivinder Singh
NR Narayana Murthy
Venugopal Dhoot
Anurag Dikshit
Jaiprakash Gaur
Vijay Mallya
Vikas Oberoi
Naresh Goyal
Nandan Nilekani
Senapathy Gopalakrishnan
Rahul Bajaj
Pradeep Jain
Keshub Mahindra

Lets wait and watch who will be in next list of Forbes.


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