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Bye bye MotoMing, Hi Sony Ericsson W705

Bengaluru south – the big fight

Today is the great election day, atleast for Bengaluru south constituency. Four prominent candidates are participating this time, for the MP seats. But wait a minute, aren’t there only three prominent parties? The Congress, JDS and BJP? So who and why is there a fourth prominent candidate? Well Captain Gopinath of our very own yours truly cheap airline Air Deccan airline is contesting as an independent this time.Lets have a look at the candidates in short and see what they really have in them to make it beneficial for us voters.Krishna Byregowda – CongressKrishna has crafted for himself a niche as a man responsible for development. As an erstwhile MLA who successfully won from Byatarayanapura, he has proved his might for working for his constituency. With a good educational background and enough exposure to life outside the country as well, Krishna is sure to lead politics in the right fashion. With his many supporters and his charm for canvassing, the young man is sure to be noticed…

Chinese items in Bengaluru, the untold story

There was a furore sometime back on using imported toys from China. These were meant to be unsafe for kids. NDTV had this report about these toys and how they have taken over the Indian market. What stumped me was the fact that even a 3 month baby teether had toxic levels of lead!I am an avid buyer of Mee Mee products since I liked their products and the brand in particular. In one such instance in the Star Bazaar run by Tata group, I managed to bump into this water bottle.I thought its not a toy as such, so it may not be harmful. Just turned it the other way and to my surprise found this statement!It read “Carefully made in China for …. “ and I couldn’t hide the chuckle at the tactics adopted by plastic makers to still sell chinese stuff in our country. This was some sort of a practical joke which most often goes unnoticed! Well even if it doesn’t one cant do much about it due to an already existing disclaimer! Indians surely find ways of escaping even the toughest constraints don’t …

Yet another mistake, yet another death

Another life snuffed out. Another mistake. No accountability. No regards for safety. No comments from organizers. Minimal action from police. India surely is a free country isn’t it? Free to live, free to die even. When I saw the article regarding the Bungee Jumping event yesterday, I was thinking : “What if …. ?”. And then this article today. If the organizers had decades of expertise in running the bungee jump event, then why was not the safety net in place? Is it too much of ask for safety? This clearly shows the level of maturity in organizing such events in India. Why do I  say India? Because I don’t hear such things happening too often in other countries. Why again? Simple – for them safety comes first. For us, the thrill and money comes first. Its time we sit back and think for ourselves, be it organizers of events, or people who take part in them. Whether this kind of unsafe cheap thrills are to be offered or taken. I think the future of our lives are in our own hands. To tak…

My hotmail inbox literally disappears!

Was it real, or was it just me!? Well, I was still rubbing my eyes, but this cant be a joke. It was indeed real. My hotmail inbox just disappeared. Content, folders, settings everything for good. See for yourself.This audacious provider even went to the extent of telling me I never had an inbox! So much for free email. Well it did happen with google once. But just once and they apologized heavily for the downtime encountered  by millions of users. But they just told their users, that accounts were locked and they had to unlock them due to the downtime. Not like MSN’s audacity. Now just imagine if your business relied on email providers like these. I do agree Email services have their downtimes. But what matters is the professionalism of the provider. And their data storage capabilities that will ensure that even if one server goes down the replica content from another would do its duty. In my past ten years of email usage experience, I have only one provider to recommend wholeheartedl…