Saturday, December 22, 2007

Taare Zameen Par

After a long time I just watched a very good Hindi movie and that also on first day itself. Normally I don't give movie review but this time I am recommending all to watch Taare Zameen Par for following reason:
  • For child actor Darsheel Safary's performance
  • For a meaningful direction by débutante director Aamir Khan
  • For presenting a complex misunderstood issue in a simplistic way
  • For overall good movie with adorable songs flowing throughout the movie

Now I am waiting to watch Welcome as soon as I can ;-).

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A Buzz About Social Networks

If you are one of the few who are avid friends of social networks or have profiles in almost all social networks or following news, information about networks and business around it then I am sure you will like this short video:

Friday, November 09, 2007

Happy Diwali (2007)

"May This Diwali be as bright as ever.
May lights triumph over darkness.
May the spirit of light illuminate your world.
May this Diwali bring joy, health and wealth to you."

" A very Happy Diwali & Prosperous New Year to you & your beloved family "


Friday, October 26, 2007

Google SMS in India

Now you can utilise search service of Google in India using Google SMS. Google SMS provides facility to search for certain kinds of information with Google from a mobile phone and returns results as text messages. These facilities are like local business listings, movie showtimes, weather, facts, dictionary definitions and so on. Check Google SMS homepage for a demo of the actual service.

Google SMS is currently available on the following mobile service providers in India: Aircel, Airtel, BPL, BSNL and Reliance. Also they are expanding this to other providers.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

One Year of Blogging ...

I was just seeing my older posts and found that I completed a year of my blogging here. I started this blog on 2nd Aug 2006. My topic was more related with Indian web startups and Google. I covered details about emerging job boards, open source in Kerala, Guruji search engine, data on paper, Desi angle to YouTube, Yahoo going regional and AOL in India.

Resolution: I need to be more active here.

Pune is Calling ...

One and half month ago my Post Graduation course got over(results still awaited) and now my last vacation will be over today. Tomorrow I'll start a new journey as a software trainee in one of the biggest corporate house in Pune. By the way I already done six months internship in Pune so this city is not new for me but now I'll work as an employee rather then an internship student.

Wish me Luck ;-)

P.S.: I'll try my best to keep posting here my thoughts and about new startups as and when I'll get time.

My First Experience with PHP Apache and MySQL

Finally I completed a website using PHP, MySQL and Apache web server after burning lots of candles and sleepless nights. I am normally an ASP programmer but always wanted to learn PHP from long time. So after giving much thought I started creating a website in PHP with back-end as MySQL during this vacation time. It took me two days to properly setup PHP, Apache and MySQL on windows XP machine. But after setting up I found that its quite easy, we just need to follow steps properly.

I completed this work in twenty days which i could have completed in around ten days if it was it ASP. Obviously PHP is new to me thats why it took time also I already have many previously built code by me in ASP ;-).

It was nice experience. Now I am getting more deeper into it and exploring more aspects of PHP, MySQL, Apache web server and associated technologies/tools.

and yes I'll appreciate any guidance, suggestions or comments by you to improve my knowledge.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Happy Independence Day

भारत के स्वतंत्रता िदवस की सांठवी वषॅगांठ पर आप सबको हादीॅक शुभकामनायें |

जय िहंद |

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Now Check out Orkut Logo

Few days ago I mentioned about Yahoo India Logo celebrating India's 60th independence day. Now its Google's turn. Orkut(ओर्कुट) also come up with a very nice logo in tricolor of India to celebrate India's 60 years of freedom.

So it seems global portals are getting in mood of Indian tricolor.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Check out Yahoo India Logo

I just noticed a new logo on Yahoo India home page. It seems that celebration for Independence Day(15th Aug) of India started on web arena also with global web portals getting as local touch as they can. Yahoo India has created a special logo showing tricolor of Indian flag and Gandhiji's charkha(चरखा) for that two o's of Yahoo.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Ball Bearing Online Network with

BearingOnline is a kind of social networking web portal related with trades in bearing world. This website is an added platform for those people who are somehow related with ball bearings like bearing manufacturers, bearing distributors, suppliers, buyers, sellers, exporters, companies and individuals who deals with any type of ball bearing trade and want to expand their business.

BearingOnline Features:
  • It has a cool user friendly interface in awesome eye soothing blue color.
  • It provides Search facility by brands, country, region for members.
  • It provides facility called Wanted for buyers where they can list their demands.
  • It provide Offers facility for sellers to list their special ball bearing offers.
  • It also has a user friendly demo section which provides tutorial of all the functionality for members to easily understand and utilize the resources provided by this site.

So if you are anyway related with ball bearing trade and want to expand your business with new global network then you must visit BearingOnline.

While talking about bearing here is cool video which shows how ball bearings are created. I found this video in YouTube. Take a look:

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Happy Frienship Day

Hello Friends,

Wish you all a Happy Friendship Day.

Here is a small list of sweet messages which I received from my sweet friends today:
  • I just want you to know that I feel lucky and honored to have you as my friend. May what we share only grow stronger in time.
  • Things will change from: classroom to office, books to files, jeans to formals, pocket money to salaries. What will not change is FRIENDS and let it not change.
  • It's the day to mark and remember all the fun we had and the good things we ever did together. Praises and abuses, all shared.
  • Friends are the sunshine of the life.
  • I saw an old painting of two friends holding hands. I wondered how long it will stay intact. Its old but yet it never faded. I wish we remain the same.
  • The day you came to my life, i crowned you my good friend. I judged you not for your beauty or tone, but because I felt you as my own.
  • Its true, God cant be everywhere so he made friends, Thanks for being a great friend whom I cherish. Wish you a very healthy and friendly life ahead.
  • Years will come, years will go but with each one I will always know that whichever way the road may bend, you will always remain a fantastic friend.

I am thankful to all my friends for there support and encouragement during my up and downs throughout every moment in this journey of life.

Have Fun ;-)
Deep C.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Hide that Navigation Bar of Blogspot Blog

I never felt the need of navigation bar which always get appear with all the blogspot blog. Finally I found some cool ways (say hacks) to hide this nav bar from any blogspot blog by just adding few CSS line.

To start with list of different solutions, I will first suggest my own hack. Here is the cool one line solution by me which will work with new Blogger template.

/* Deep C Solution:
----------------------------------------------- */
#navbar-iframe { height: 0px; }

Just add above line in your blogger template in CSS style section inside head tag. This will simply reduce the size of nav bar to 0(zero) pixel and it won't be visible anymore.

Now here is the list of other solutions suggested by different bloggers. I also tried these solutions which are working fine to hide nav bar from the blogspot blog.

Here is the first solution as suggested by Amit Agarwal in his blog :
Add this code anywhere in the blog template within style tag:

This blog also suggest one more solution as:
/* By Aditya
----------------------------------------------- */
div.navbar {

Another solution as suggested by Praveen in his blog :

/* Apnerve hack code
more info @:
----------------------------------------------- */
#navbar #Navbar1 iframe{

or try this CSS code:

display:none !important;

Now final word: I am not sure if its legal or not to hide that nav bar from the blogspot blog.

If you know any other solution to do same functionality of hiding the nav bar then do aware me also.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Lets Forward E-Mails But ...

I just got this mail from one of the yahoo groups I have subscribed. Normally I do follow all of the steps and I think its very necessary for all of us to make this as a habit to reduce junk mails and virus attacks at everyones end. Also it makes a mail more readable.

Do you wonder why you get viruses or junk mail? Do you hate it?

Every time you forward an e-mail there is information left over from the people who got the message before you, namely their e-mail addresses & names. As the messages get forwarded along, the list of addresses builds, and builds, and builds, and all it takes is for some poor sap to get a virus, and his or her computer can send that virus to every e-mail address that has come across his computer. Or, someone can take all of those addresses and sell them or send junk mail to them in the hopes that you will go to the site and he will make five cents for each hit. That's right, all of that inconvenience over a nickel!

How do you stop it? Well, there are several easy steps:

(1) When you forward an e-mail, DELETE all of the other addresses that appear in the body of the message (at the top). That's right, DELETE them. Highlight them and delete them, backspace them, cut them, whatever it is you know how to do. It only takes a second You MUST click the "Forward" button first and then you will have full editing capabilities against the body and headers of the message. If you don't click on "Forward" first, you won't be able to edit the message at all.

(2) Whenever you send an e-mail to more than one person, do NOT use the To: or Cc: fields for adding e-mail addresses. Always use the BCC: (blind carbon copy) field for listing the e-mail addresses. This is the way the people you send to will only see their own e-mail address. If you don't see your BCC: option click on where it says To: and your address list will appear. Highlight the address and choose BCC: and that's it, it's that easy. When you send to BCC: your message will automatically say "Undisclosed Recipients" in the "TO:" field of the people who receive it.

(3) Remove any "FW :" in the subject line. You can re-name the subject if you wish or even fix spelling. Also remove all ">" from the mail body to make it reader friendly.

(4) ALWAYS hit your Forward button from the actual e-mail you are reading. Ever get those e-mails that you have to open 10 pages to read the one page with the information on it? By Forwarding from the actual page you wish someone to view, you stop them from having to open many e-mails just to see what you sent.

(5) Have you ever gotten an email that is a petition? It states a position and asks you to add your name and address and to forward it to 10 or 15 people or your entire address book. The email can be forwarded on and on and can collect thousands of names and email addresses. A FACT: The completed petition is actually worth a couple of bucks to a professional spammer because of the wealth of valid names and email addresses contained therein. If you want to support the petition, send it as your own personal letter to the intended recipient. Your position may carry more weight as a personal letter than a laundry list of names and email address on a petition. (Actually, if you think about it, who's supposed to send the petition in to whatever cause it supports? And don 't believe the ones that say that the email is being traced, it just aint so!)

(6) One of the main ones I hate is the ones that say that something like, "Send this email to 10 people and you'll see something great run across your screen." Or, sometimes they'll just tease you by saying something really cute will happen IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN!!!!!

(7) Before you forward an Amber Alert, or a Virus Alert, or some of the other ones floating around nowadays, check them out before you forward d them. Most of them are junk mail that's been circling the net for YEARS! Just about everything you receive in an email that is in question can be checked out at Snopes.

Its really easy to find out if it's real or not. If it's not, please don't pass it on.

So please, in the future, let's stop the junk mail and the viruses.

Finally, here's an idea!!! Let's send this to everyone we know. This is something that SHOULD be forwarded.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Swamii is here for All your Interest

Swamii is a quick and clean customizable search engine launched recently in India. Swamii gives results based on user’s query. For example type AJAX and you will get all the results from different sources like news, blogs, P2P, videos and rich media, TV and job pages which are related with AJAX.

You can save list of common searches or interested keywords and phrases and can view results anytime. They also have email alerts for the same.

So you can keep track of current event or your hobby etc. Google alerts also provide similar kind of service for search result through news and web.

I think we can expect feeds of results also some social connection very soon in Swamii like sharing interest with others.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Now Big Attachment With Gmail

Now you can send attachment up to 20MB with your emails. Google has recently upgraded Gmail service that allows users to send attachments of size up to 20MB. Right now it will useful be useful only if you will send attachment to other Gmail users as many other provider has limit of 10 MB.

We can expect same kind of service from other mail providers like Microsoft’s Live Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail very soon while Rediff allows attachment upto 10MB.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Great Going Mitul

Mitul is my friend and classmate from VJTI college who made it to TOP position on Midomi with his own composition "Tu Hi Mera Dil".

A very good thing about "Tu Hi Mera Dil" is that it is the only Hindi song currently in top charts.

Apart from being a software engineer, Mitul is a dancer , choreographer and a real good singer with damn good voice.

You can listen his own composition "Tu Hi Mera Dil" here.

Hey Mitul Keep up the Good Work and we like to see your name in top charts only ;-).

Thursday, April 26, 2007

AOL in India

Better late then never. Finally AOL also arrived in emerging internet market of India with a dedicated Indian domain

They come up with Messenger service, free e-mail, news section and also for Indian audience they also have comprehensive coverage of Cricket, Bollywood, Hollywood, International Music and scintillating ringtones.

They are going to face tough competition from established player like Yahoo, Rediff, MSN, Google in all area. As these big players already have there niche position in messenger, email and news services. Also many utilities and various services from Yahoo and Google with only one email id are tough to move.

Still our best wishes are with AOL and lets see if they can come up with something new which can fit them nicely in indian web arena.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Swim with Deepfish Browser

Deepfish is a mobile browser from Microsoft Live Labs. Deepfish is a new type of mobile information browsing experience, aimed at preserving the rich layout and full form of documents on mobile devices while providing novel ways of effectively navigating that content on small screens. Multi-resolution of Deepfish allows you to zoom in and out of pages.

Deepfish don't support ActiveX control, AJAX, HTTP POST, JavaScript and cookies yet and it requires Windows Mobile 5.0+ operating System and minimum 64 MB primary memory.

Microsoft Live Labs are still working on to improve its functionality and to enhance it features.

Google also has an application for better and fast access of Gmail.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Komli for Advertisers-Publishers Communication

Komli is a latest advertisers-publishers communication/contact point in the online advertising space. They recently received Venture Capital Fund from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Helion Ventures, two leading venture capital firms from US and India.

Komli also has blog and event section which is not active yet. I hope they will put some words very soon.

There career section shows that they are looking for new talents for various posts in different location where they have offices like US and India.

I hope they will try to make a niche position for itself in highly competitive world of web advertising.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

World Cup and Cyber Crimes

I was just browsing through different websites for some cool stuff related with World Cup 2007 and got stuck on this news. As describe in this news, during big events like World Cup, phishers also get active as this is a good time to create a some phishing attacks to acquire personal and financial information.

Phishing — an attempt to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

Just to prevent yourself from phishing attack follow this guidelines:
  • Do not open any mails or links from unknown sources.
  • Use regularly updated anti-phishing tools, anti-virus, firewalls, spam filters and anti-spywares of reliable companies.
  • Do not share your personal or financial information with any unknown sites just to watch final or to meet Dhoni.
Also if you have any more preventive information against phishing attack, please do share with us.

So enjoy this World Cup with some precautions.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Holi with VJTI Friends

Hello Friends,
I hope you all are fine and enjoying your day. I just wanted to share my thoughts and details of Holi festival, which we enjoyed at Vasai, Mumbai this time.

If you also enjoyed it with great vigor and fun then do share it...
Have Fun ;-)

Date : 4th Mar 2007
Place : Vasai
Venue: Adwait's Home
Participant: Adwait, Deepesh, Jitendra, Mahesh, Mitul, Prashant, Raj, Rajesh, Ridwan, Rupesh, Sachin, Uday, Vishal
Missing: All except above thirteen ...

This all started with a single message of Jeetu to me which says "hum kal vasai ja rahe hain aur tu aa raha hai bas" pin drop silence for a while.....and then i started with my excuses to avoid this ...but no help...and finally in the evening i finalize for it in front of Jeetu, UD & Ridwan....

We suppose to meet at Thane ST Stop at 7 am. Most of the time whenever i want to go for picnic my stomach gets gadbad and it happened this time also so I called Jeetu at 7:20 and said "mere pet(stomach) mein gadbad hum 8:15 ko milte hain...." and i reached there with the thought that "saale sab gaali denge kyunki maine late kiya hain" but then there is Rajesh who saved me by coming at 8:45....

With some initial coloring to each other we took a bus for Vasai....UD took initiative of singing and we sang exactly 3 song, all from Amitji's movie....and with some knowledge transformation about NH-8 and enjoying scenic beauty on the road we reached Vasai ....

Conversation between UD & Adwait on phone:
Adwait: Kahan ho ?
UD: Vasai...
Adwait: "to Vasai ki bus pakad kar aa jao ...."

finally taking bus of Papdi with a good joke from conductor we reached Adwait's Home....

Action Time:
Action begins with gullal, then some pakka color and then color mixed with waters..and yeah also some kichads(i mean matti wala paani) this period Jeetu's face color changed from Red to Green to Blue etc etc...

As per Jeetu's plan of having fun of three people with pakka color ....we started with Rupesh.....Rupesh with long hair and cool white teeth was great scope for making a colorful event.....and after making him Bhayanak Jaamuni Bhoot from all side....we went to Adwait's home ....

He and his family served a great delicious food one after other......that we forgot to color late arrived Prashant that time....and also in meantime we enjoyed new hairdo of Jeetu and his cream secret with failed photo session ...

After this we moved to nearby Suruchi beach on a DRY day...but before moving we colored Prashant ... and Prashant dont mind for that red color we had two guarantee color with us till Suruchi beach....

Getting Beachy:
We had a great fun in Suruchi beach...and in fact anyone else can describe this fun better then me.....lucky one will also get chance to view those amazing pictures of this beachy activity....

Washing Time at Adwait's Uncle Home:
Everyone is impressed with Mitul's work during cleaning and bathing...and i hope he will continue this service in Pune also....also when 6 people took bath outside then Jeetu came out from bathroom.... and started using that cream called.....

Gachchi par Majaa:
Jeetu was really lucky today....i tried to pull his leg as usual but this time my aces (UD & Rupesh) got against me and supported him in all activity like support gang......also he got two strong support from Raj & a rival gang member Ridwan...... .

Here again we enjoyed delicious Poran Poli and Pohe....with keeping check on number of spoons..... with the talk of Private member ....and new findings about UD.....

Session of Mimicry of our classmates by our classmates are unforgettable. ....special thanks to Ridwan...

Back to Home:
The Bus ride from Vasai to Thane was full of fun and hot debates .... where we discussed about Fractal, Party Scenario and UD's justification of cutest smile.... and yeah i will always be grateful to Ridwan for his instant long term vision during this bus ride.

It was a great experience with lots of fun and delicious food. We should do this kind of get together as frequently as possible and in the presence of all the members of our beloved VJTI.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Yahoo Going Regional in India

Yahoo! comes up with portals in seven different languages of India. You can check Yahoo now in Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil.

Serving localized content in preferred language is the next big thing in the indian interent arena due to many different language usages in various different regions in our country.

Even MSN provides there portal services in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Tulugu and Malayalam.

So it seems that big companies want to increase there market share by providing services in any language and acquiring all kind of customers they can in India. Also it will help them to serve ad of regional advertisers to specific customers and to increase there revenue.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Lend Some Money

Kiva lets you lend to a specific entrepreneur in the developing world and empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty. This means, you can sponsor a small business by giving loan for 6-12 months period.

The scheme is straightforward in four steps:
  • Lenders pick a business and make a loan using their credit card.
  • Kiva transfers this funds to local partners. Partner disburses loans to each business.
  • Over time, partner collects repayments and provides business updates at
  • and finally funds are returned to lender which can be withdrawn or re-loan.
So you can start lending by as little as $25 through credit card and can help a person of developing nation to grow their business.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy 2007

Hello Friends,

May this new year bring many opportunities your way, to explore every joy of life and may your resolutions for the days ahead stay firm, turning all your dreams into reality and all your efforts into great achievements.

Wishing you and yours Happy New Year and Prosperous 2007

Have Fun and Keep Rocking ;-)