Published April 26, 2009 by Srikanth Eswaran with 0 comment

Bye bye MotoMing, Hi Sony Ericsson W705



   2006 A.D.

      Hi Motoming :)







  2009 A.D.

  Bye Bye Motoming,

    Hi Sony Ericsson W705!






Coming soon . . .

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Published April 23, 2009 by Srikanth Eswaran with 0 comment

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 – Congress

Krishna 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 among many circles in Bengaluru as a capable person strong enough to propel Congress and usher developmental programmes as well as more participation of youth.


Ananthkumar – BJP

While Ananth is not less popular, and has won more than once from Bangalore south in recent past, his agenda seems to be a bit unclear. He has varied interests portrayed as part of his manifesto, and his recent spat with Yeddy shows some cracks in the the party and some nonalignment with other people in his own party. Also his age compared to other party candidates and consistency issues in his agenda might work against him this time.


Prof. Radhakrishna – JDS


After drawing flak from the entire citizen crowd of Karnataka for the kind of performance JDS put up both in the coalition with Congress and with BJP, the JDS has sprung up in a new avatar with an educationalist as its candidate. Not much is known by me about Radhakrishna other than the fact that he is noted for educational skills, and also interests in art and culture. But the question is whether he can be of any significant influence for the constituency works, or for garnering the money required for the same in case a different party is in power in the centre. With Krishna Byregowda and Ananth in the fray, chances are pretty slim for JDS, considering the past brickbats earned by the party as well.


Capt. Gopinath – Independent


If someone in Bengaluru says they have not heard of Air Deccan, they must be fools. From a mere avionics man, to running a low cost airline business successfully, Gopi has proved that he has what it takes to get into a political high flyer status – his Kite Symbol. With perhaps the least amount of assets, and the least money spent on canvassing, he has done more of smart appearances rather than hard work to make his presence felt amongst the people. Considering his simplicity, corporate involvement, and will power to try out politics, one can be sure he would divide the vote share that would otherwise go to Congress and BJP atleast from the urban voters. Well ultimately he will have to align with one of these parties even if he wins. But the very fact that he won could be quite a nightmare for other parties who have had Bengaluru South as their stronghold for years. The winning chances are pretty slim though for Gopi, but his entrepreneurial spirit must not be discounted.

So the who will it be from Bengaluru south – if you ask my take it would definitely be Krishna Byregowda or Ananthkumar, while the other two fresh faces have a long way to go. So did I then vote for any of these two guys? Wait and find out!

The most criminal thing you can do is to NOT vote today. So get out go the election booth, and give your VOTE to anyone you think is idealistic for your liking. Its a keen contest and is well worth it.

Got comments, click on the comments section and talk to me!

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Published April 18, 2009 by Srikanth Eswaran with 0 comment

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 they?


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Published April 12, 2009 by Srikanth Eswaran with 0 comment

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 take mature decisions and stick by them. We have only one life and we have many more useful things to do in that life of ours. Not to forget to mention the people who depend on you – your family. They want to see you at home every evening. Not your dead body.

And remember something about today’s event: The death occurred because the guy fell on his head, but from JUST 50 feet above him. Its not even from the actual height at which the jump started. And remember another thing : In this unholy nexus of all people around us colluding to create these kind of unwanted consequences, its only in our hand that we have control over what we wish to do.


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Published April 10, 2009 by Srikanth Eswaran with 0 comment

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 wholeheartedly. FASTMAIL. This is a company started by two to three individuals and is now a reckoning force in email services. With far more facilities, (except ajax interface) than its counterparts, even at a price this service looks juicy enough for use.

So the next time your email inbox collapses, just hang on there for a few hours and it will all be back again to the same glory as any usual day!

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