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Kudos to Yediyurappa, on the Benniganahalli Bridge upgradation

Today, I was thinking aloud whether to give this government less marks on its progress, when I was pleasantly surprised by this advertisement. It was regarding the railways and the karnataka government aligning to start off a road under bridge widening at Benniganahalli, on Old Madras Road. For those of you who dont know about this nightmarish hell, it is the place in Bangalore where most office goers (actually I must say millions of them) invariably waste about half an hour or more each morning just stalled in an impossible traffic jam which takes its own evil path to solve each day.The crux of the matter was in the fact that this was a railway bridge going above the road, belonging to the railways, and was an important rail link between karnataka and tamil nadu. For the past two successive governments, this road was never widened, just due to very less political will on the matter. Of course where are politicians bothered about normal people like us? Or are they really. Well the cur…

Mr. Muthalik and the chaddi story - Valentines Day 2009, Bengaluru

So Mr. Mutalik - yea otherwise known familiarly by the name Sri Rama Sene head, thought he could do impressive stunts by bashing up a few pub going girls who went 'against' "their" culture, in Mangalore and according to him were dancing nude. So I am now wondering who was drunk on that day, to say the girls would have been dancing nude. Since when did India start having nude dancers and pub goers may I ask?So to correct this 'avmaan' to mother india and mother karnataka, our man decides he will fondle them instead along with his goons. So he starts showing the 'right' karnataka culture? I remember that somewhere in Hampi is a kind of a semi-hideout reserved only for foreigners who indulge in drugs and whatever else they want to. Why should not Mr. Ram Sene try his luck in this place? Where Indians are not allowed!? Leave alone him getting scores of pink chaddis, he would probably come back in a chaddi himself.That comment notwithstanding, many girls i…

ICICI's mini trading website, quite a good option for people on the move

Recently ICICI introduced their mini trading website more suited for browsing on the mobiles and handhelds. This is a smart addition by them to their already good trading website. Its more aimed towards low bandwidth users and according to me it suits this kind of sceanrio quite well. Here is the flyer talking about this feature:And obviously you have to be well convinced about the ease of use of such an feature. So here is a demo of some screens for you to decide!Obviously you can also trade with this simple menu system. Here are few screens which show that possibilityWith this ICICI has unleashed yet another round of technology initiative by making trading more accessible over low cost devices like mobile phones and for low bandwidth users who dont have hi-tech broadband connections! But I fail to understand why or how a low bandwidth user will be so rich enough to trade in shares if he cant afford a decent net connection! well, jokes aside, in India, we are like that only! Anything…

Does Microsoft finally agree Google's search is better than theirs? You see for yourself

Today I had the chance to install the new Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 beta, which claims to be better than (of course!) version 7. While I was installing it, I could not help noticing this dialog boxUnder the express settings, I noticed that they are suggesting you to set the search provider to Google. Now MS being the company they are, wont do this inadvertently. So have they now officially agreed to the growing reality that there is no one to beat Google with their searching techniques? Your guess is as good as mine! :)Technorati : , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,