Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bandhra-Worli Sea bridge has just been opened

The UPA president Mrs.Sonia Gandhi opened the Bandhra-Worli sea bridge to public. There was huge traffic jam in Mahim, Mumbai. Daily 1.25 lakh vehicles were crossing the area. It was decided to construct a bridge over sea in the year 1990. In 2004 Hindustan constructions and Ajith Gulabsand jointly started the work, and completed now.
Usually it will take 60-90 minutes to reach the west mumbai from south mumbai. Now this time has been reduced to only 7-8 minutes. Fuel is also consumed.

The picture shows the opening of bandra-worli bridge.

Courtalam Season Started

As the south-west monsoon rain is pouring courtalam falls, Thenkasi is getting rainfall and thus season has started here. Anybody want to visit courtalam can visit during july, august, sepetember to enjoy the water falls here. It is a good tourist attraction in thirunelveli district. Anybody come here don't forget to taste the iruttukadai halwa, a speciality here. Thenaruvi, indharuvi, puliaruvi are the main falls.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

LG 700E Monitor problem

Recently i had to service a 17" LG 700E Color CRT Monitor. I approached a computer service company in coimbatore and they diagnosed and told me the N.O.T (NO-Volt) coil is the problem. They told it will cost 650 to change the NOT coil. What is the purpose of NOT coil? Why it costs this much? Anybody have any idea?

LG KM900 Mobile handset

LG KM900 Arena is the new multimedia Touchscreen cellphone launched for Indian Markets, by LG Electronics.


User Interface: S-Class

Sound: Dolby Mobile Surround Sound

Camera: 5 MP Auto Focus

Internet: Wi-Fi connection, Full Browsing, 3G with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps

Senosrs: Accelerometer, Touch

GPS: GPS Receiver

Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 /1900

Talk time: Upto 300 h

Stand-by time: Upto 300 h

Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML

Bluetooth: Yes

USB: Yes 2.0

Display: 480 x 800 pixels, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Phone memory: 2GB NAND Flash/1Gb SDRAM + 8GB

External Memory: MicroSD up to 32GB.

Colours: Silver, Titan Black, Dusty Pink

Form Factor: Bar

Video: Recording & Playback with 5 MP AutoFocus camera and Digital zoom

TV Output: YES

FM Radio: Yes with RDS

Ringtones: polyphonic, MP3

Price in chennai: Around 24,000 Rupees + VAT.

Masilamani, Tamil Movie - Review and comments

Yesterday we (priya and me) watched the movie 'MASILAMANI' at savitha theatre, somanur. We went for the 1st show and entered the theatre at 6.00 pm sharp. Years ago when i went to movie last time ticket was sold at 10 rupees for balcony. Now they sold it for 25//- (only 20 was printed on the ticket).

By the time we entered the theatre court scene was going on. Nakul was convicted by the judge for beating.

Masilamani (Nakul) was educated (engineering), unemployed youth living with his sister. He was known as Masi. He has concerns for society and help people around him. The first court scene confirms this. Nakul beat some rowdys who harrassed an mentally retarded girl in a bus. He was given imprisonment by the judge. But the girls mother tell the judge the truth and argued masi was a good person. The film starts thus.

Dhivya (sunaina) belongs to a middle class family. She works in 'Nadanalaya', a dance training school. She prepares for a dance competition. Meanwhile in Masi's apartment there was drainage problem and overflow of sewage across all houses. So he met the area MLA along with colony people. The MLA, a money lover, did not want to meet them and his secretary told them the MLA would visit the area by evening. The MLA did not visit and by evening angry Masi & co. went to the auditorium where the dance competition was about to begin. Pepople ran outside as the group try to beat the MLA. Divya see all this and thinks masi is a rowdy.

Later Masi met Divya and fall in love with her. He expressed his love and divya promptly ignored his love.

He make plans with his friends. They took divyas dog and later told them Masi saved the dog from water lorry. Thus Masi got entrance to divya's house and was known as Mani.

Meanwhile a relative of Divyas family took charge as Police Inspector to the area. The inspector (villain) beat a woman (his head constables, wife) when they made a road blockade for water. Masi asked the inspector to ask 'sorry' to the lady. Thus masi become a enemy to the Inspector. He wants to take revenge on masi.

Divya met Mani and was shocked to know he was same as masi. Masi convinced her he was Mani and not Masi. The inspector repeatedly tries to prove him Masi. Meanwhile Masi help a girl (Divya's student) to undergo heart surgery. They fall in love atlast. Inspector also wants to marry Divya. Divya promptly refused the offer.

Inspectory took divya to masi's home to prove he is not Mani. Masi acts as dead man. Suddenly the girl came and started crying for him. (she should not have shocks as she was operated on the heart). So masi wake up and told he is alive. What then?
Divya accepts his true love and they are married.

The song Oh divya divya, Dora Dora were good.

Comedy track was done by baskar and karuna. Baskar want to become a star life rajni kanth and karuna used this and exploited him for money.

My rating is 6 out 10 for this movie.

Movie Name : Masilamani
Banner : A G S Entertainment pvt Ltd
Cast : Nakul, Sunaiana, Pavan, Santhanam, M S Bhaskar
Music Director : D Iman
Director : R N R Manohar
Lyrics : Viveka, Pa Vijay, Na Muthukumar, Emcee Jesz
Year : 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Masilamani Tamil Movie - Is it worth viewing?

After our marriage we have not seen any movies (before marriage we viewed 'Naan Kadavul' and 'Ayan'). Now its almost one month and I have decided to watch 'Masilamani'. Nakul and Sunaina are the hero and heroine. Directed by R.N.R Manohar and music by Imman. The film has a good reception here in coimbatore. In somanur it has been showing for more than a week now, in savitha theatre. I have not seen the Tamil film Masilamani yet. Once i saw i will post reviews so you can decide whether to go or not. I think i have listened to some some songs of this film. MP3 format songs are available all over the internet. I think the film will become a hit of the year 2009.

Mayandi Kudumbathar also is receiving welcome in tamilnadu.

Mystery behind jacksons death

Pop music superstar Michael jackson died yesterday. He died at an age of 50. It is alleged that he died of cardiac arrest or heart attack. Like other popular celeberities, jacksons death has become a mystery. The death news of jackson gave shock to millions of his fans worldwide. Jackson released his first music album in 1972. In 1982 his 'Thriller' album became a superhit. He underwent many plastic surgeries to improve his appearance and complexion. This led to too many complications later. He also involved in many sexual scandals (homosex with minor boys). Due to repeated surgeries he had to depend on drugs and narcotics to relieve pain. It is suspected that too much medication has lead to his death. Many believe that there is secret and mystery behind his death. Los angeles police has started investigation on his death. Auto spy will be performed on his body to reveal truths.

Ooty Botanical Garden and Conoor sims park

Here are the photos taken at ooty Botanical garden and conoor sims park. These were taken a week after my wedding with priya (28-may-2009). Have a look and leave your comments. Photos were taken from my motorola w388 VGA resolution camera.

Pop singer Michael jackson passed away

Pop super star michael jackson died of cardiac arrest today. He died at the age of 50 years. Jackson died at UCLA Medical Center after being stricken at his rented home in the posh Los Angeles neighborhood of Holmby Hills. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him at his home for nearly three-quarters of an hour, then rushed him to the hospital, where doctors continued to work on him. He is considered king of pop. Jackson ranked alongside Elvis Presley and the Beatles as the biggest pop sensations of all time. May his soul rest in peace.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Troubleshoot DELL Desktop (Disk Failure)

Few days ago i was called by a customer with DELL PC. The reported problem was the system could be boot through hard disk. The familiar 'DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK' was displayed. The common reason for this error message is the problem with boot partition / boot sector which iniates the booting process. On encountering these problems we normally check the connection of Hard Disk and IDE cable and power cable. Some times this will fix the problem for old and worn Hard Disks. FDISK /MBR rarely works.

BIOS was not able to get the boot secotor. The hard disk was giving a tick, tack sound which indicates that the disk is dead and no longer usable. The PC was DELL make of 2000. I think the model is GX200. It runs on Intel Pentium III 733 MHz processor. The memory was 256 MB RDRAM. Two modules of 128 MB chips were found on two slots.

The simple and only solution was a replacement of Hard Disk. Nowadays Hard Disks use SATA interface for data transfer. The old IDE technology is obsolete. New motherboards did not even have the IDE connectors. But the IDE Disks are still available on markets to support older systems. I consulted my hardware vendor and they confirmed 160 GB is not supported and only 80 GB or less is supported. I got a 80GB seagate at 2050 from a coimbatore wholesaler. The machine accepted the DISK after some BIOS configs.

Another problem is some noise from speaker at irregular intervals. I could not figure out the reason for the noise. I suspect the sound card and its electricals. The old chip and its electronics is giving this weired sounds. I have to check it today. I have planned to check the speaker on a different system. If the speaker is ok the sound card is the culprit.

16th Day of Periyappa's death was observed

Yesterday we observed the 16th day of periyappa's death. He died on 8th jun, 2009 by a road accident at somanur. Yesterday they went to bhavani-koodudhurai sangamam to do the rituals. We do these rituals to appease the dead persons atma and to get them mukthi or deva loka. On the 16th day of death a persons astral body is dissolved completely and he no longer exists in material/physical shpere.

We know that upon the death of the body the mind cease to exist. (I remember a dialogue from 'The Matrix'-'The body can not exist without mind'). The human beings are composed of five states or bodies namely physical, mental, astral (i forgot others).

The subject is an elaborate one and i will discuss it in a leisurely manner.

The 16th day rituals are done by prokithars in bhavani sangamam. In Gounder (Kongu vellalar) marriage and death rituals and seers are done by vannan (washerman) and navithan (who maintain saloons). The third day would be elaborate one with poojas in cemetry and pongal at well and slokas told by him.

I remember what slokas were told to me for my fathers dead.

'Thahappanar irandhadharkaka tharana varusham, thai masam 13 aam thethi dharma kallai Gangai le vidukirom, Kaveri le vidukirom, kirshna nathi le vidukirom theemai poi, nanmai vandhu sorkanj chera, kailasha morcham undaka.'

It is beleived that dead person has to cross rivers of fire (Agni) in his way to motcha. To help him accomplish we guide him using manthras/slokas. We give him padayal (food and water) for hunger and thirst. The food is taken by kakkai (crows) which will transer it to the dead man.

So many cultures fllows different methods and customs during death ceremonies. It is subject for research scholars for those studying socialogy/humanity.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Legacy of prabhakaran

Late LTTE chief has left a legacy. Some people still don't believe his death. It is no doubt he still lives in the hearts and minds of thousands of Tamil people. But his physical body is dead and decomposed to atoms. History has not seen a ferocious and and fearless leader as prabhaharan. He choose a wrong path for a right goal. Prabhakaran should not be taken as role model by youngsters. Eeelman now is what was it 35 years ago. Praha's 35 years struggle has earned nothing but a cost of hundreds of thousands of lives. I think about Mahatma Gandhi in this moment. He fought against the British Empire, the Empire for which the sun never sets. Gandhi finally succeeded and got independence for India. His method of Ahimsa and Non-Violence are hailed by many people in the world. People like martin luther king of America, Nelson Mandela of South Africa followed Gandhian ways of Freedom movements.

Now the choice for srilankan Tamils are Ghandian methods. International community did not help Tamils when the srilankan army surrounded them shelled mercilessly. They have done so many human rights violations and war crimes. The international community believed that LTTE were using them as human shields. LTTE has been branded as terrorist organization by many countries after september, 11 attack on the USA. So they lost support from major powers and their weapons supply was almost blocked. Now the srilankans can not kill and destroy Tamils in the name of war on Terror. LTTE is defunct now. The world community will not tolerate such actions now. Tamils now should strengthen their political goals. They must press on the government to give more powers to Tamils in North and eastern srilanka. If the Government were not yielding they should take to problem to international community in a political way.

May God bless ezham Tamils.

What is honeymoon? My ooty pics

A honeymoon is the traditional holiday taken by newlyweds (or between two people in an early harmonious period in a relationship) to celebrate their marriage in intimacy and seclusion. Today, honeymoons by Westerners are sometimes celebrated somewhere exotic or otherwise considered special and romantic. This is wikipedia definition for honeymoon.

Anyway you don't have to spend a lot and goto long trips to celebrate a honeymoon. You can choose a place nearest to you, a hill station is preferable. You need not be hurry to enjoy a honeymoon. After wedding ceremony you will be definetly tired and exhausted. You can take few days rest at home (or at brides home :)). First consult with your spouse. Ask her opinion about the place. Then look for a decent hotel/resort/holiday inn. Search the web and read the reviews. There are so many good hotels at cheap price in all tourist locations like ooty, kodaikannal (Guys, iam in Tamilnadu and talking about this region). You can opt for kerala tourism locations like thekkadi, munnar etc., These are excellent spots to enjoy honeymoon. You can book online for hotel rooms. The following sites can help you. India is developed a lot and more people can afford a high standard of living with good economy. Thanks to congress and manmohan for this revolution. The new rahul gandhi regime will bring much prosperity to indian people. Most people got credit cards and most middle class people have car. Thank to maruti udyog for small car revolution with its maruti 800. TATA's nano is the next expectation in this line.


Ok. Enjoy your trip.

Here are some pictures taken at ooty (nilgiris). These were taken at botanical garden, boat house and conoor's sims park.

I am in mettupalayam

Today morning priya and me came to mettupalayam. We had our lunch here. Chicken curry and kulambu was prepared for us. Priya and her mother went to the doctor for chekup. Power came only by 4.00 pm. Shiva was out for interview. I am here alone typing this blog entry. We will return to somanur by evening.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

pathu porutham - marriage compatibility

'Thirumanam sorgathil nichayikkappadukirathu', is a Tamil proverb. Meaning of this proverb is 'Marriages are made in heaven'. In India especially in Tamilnadu marriage is an elaborate ceremony involving many people and done in course of months. One of the important factor deciding the compatibility between the bride and groom is Horoscope matching or jathaka porutham or pathu proutham.

Horoscope Or Jatakam is position of the nine planets surya, chandra, pudhan, sukkiran, chevvai, guru, sani, ragu and kethu. This is cast at the time of birth of a person. Horoscopes plays a vital role for forecasting future, marriage matching etc.

In fixing a marriage Horoscopes of the bride and Groom are analyzed. Seventh house in a horoscope is represents the spouse. It tells about the spouse and his/her character etc. So the seventh house should not be afflicted. Seventh house/bhava is called 'kalathra sthana'. Second house represents family. This is also considered. Affliction means occupation of malicious (phabi) planets like ragu, kethu, saturn and sevvai. sevvai dosham / mangal dosham is caused by mars(sevvai) in houses 2,4,7,8 or 12th house. When bride has mangal dosha groom should also have the dosha. Thus it is rectified or neutralized. Another dosha is Raghu/kethu. Raghu and kethu are not planets but nodes/shadows. When these nodes occupy houses 1 or 2 this is a dosha.

pathu porutham is based on nakshatra constellation. Depending on the position of moon/chandra at the time of birth nakshatra is calculated. There are 27 nakshatras.

You can use a panchang like vasan thirukanitha panchangam to calculate the match for yourself. The pathu poruthams are,
1. Dhinam
2. Ganam
3. Mahendram
4. Sthree theerkam
5. Yoni
6. Rasi
7. Rasi athipathi
8. Vasiam
9. Rachu
10. Vethai

Out this Rachu/Mangalya porutham is most important. Dhinam, Ganam, Mahendram, Yoni are other important matches.

I have a software application for marriage match. Astro Guru horoscope software analyze two horoscopes and gives a match report. If you want a match analysis and detailed chart analysis please call my number:

0 98422 84426 (Meenakshi sundarm, coimbatore)

email: sundaracm@gmail.com

I have a panel of experienced and eminent astrologers for consultation. Phone consultation is also available. Here we use traditional vedic / parashara method. Kerala famous prachana method also is used by us. Prasnam is used to answer yes or no type questions.

Here i have attached a screenshot from the sofware

Monday, June 15, 2009

New order from Raghvenk

We have got new software order from Raghvenk Industries today. Raghvenk Industries is a Coimbatore based company involved in FMCG distribution. They are stockists for Big Brands like Hindustan Lever (unilever), Dabur India, BPL soft Energy and Kwality walls ice creams.

Our new software will be developed using MS .NET and SQL Database. Billing and Stock management are the primary functionality needed. We are asked to finish the project work in a weeks time.

I am currently working on the Astrology package for Bangalore client. The Varshaphala part is pending and the client is urging me to complete quickly. I hope to finish it in two days. Varshphala once appeared to me very fascinating. Now i feel it not very accurate. Different software programs gave different readings for my horoscope. Tajika or Annual Horoscopy is followed only in North India and not popular in South India. If the system is accurate and give reliable predictions i can use it here and popularize the same. There are not many books on Tajika or Varshaphala. I found a good book 'A Textbook of Varshaphala' by Dr. K S Charak. Charak authored some of the best books on Vedic Astrology.

This is first book on annual horoscopy or Varshaphala (the Tajika system) which is fully illustrated.

The sixteen Tajika yogas which form the backbone of successful predictions on the basis of annual horoscopy have been most clearly explained.

Specialized ares of the Tajika system as the Muntha the Varshesha, the Tri Pataki Chakra, the Sahams,etc., have all been dealt with in details.

Covers almost all the important questions a modern man asks in the hectic whirl of his professional, personal and social life.

To be able to see with clarity how a particular year will be for you is to see the lines along which you should plan your activities, postpone some of them, get more deeply involved some of them.

Dr. Charak M.S is an Indian, working as a surgeon in Delhi.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Swine Flu in India

Swine flu is caused by H1N1 virus. It first spread in Mexico where lots of pigs are grown. It spread to other countries and continents. A month ago WHO raised pandemic alert level 5. Any infectious disease is called pandemic when it occurs in two countries of same region and a country in another region. Swine flu has spread in North america (US and canada) Europe (UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy etc) In Asia the Virus presents in china, hongkong, thailand, japan, india, singapore, etc.

In india so far 20 persons have been identified with the virus. Apparently they were from united states and arrived and chennai, bangalore and coimbatore airports.Tami flu is the best vaccine for swine flu. But it is not available in sufficient quantities in india.

Deepika padukone - indian model and actress

Today I Googled for Deepika Padukone and was overwhelmed by 2,950,000 results. Then searched for my name 'meenakshi sundaram' and got only 111000 results. The most popular indian model is one of the most searched name on internet in india. Google trends lists her name with in 100 for most days. I took interest in her profile and here is what i have learnt.

Deepika is mangalore, karnataka born and her mother tongue is konkani. She was born on january 5, 1986 (deepika fans, please note down her date of birth to wish her) in copenhagen, Denmark. She belongs to brahmin caste and her ancestors belongs to padukone village, udupi district, karnataka. depika pudukone have younger sister named anisha. Deepika padukon comleted pre-university in mount carmel college, bangalore. Deepika paukkone's father was badminton player and deepikka was also a badminton player at state level. However she was not interested in badminton as a career. She pursued career in modelling. She appeared in Liril, limca, Dabur, and closeup toothpaste. Her acting career started with music video for the song Naam Hai Tera from the independent pop album Aap Kaa Surroor by Himesh Reshammiya. Aishwarya was padukkones debut film in kannada. Her first bollywood film was Om 'Shanti Om', by Farah khan.

She received Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for the film 'Om Shanti Om'.
Pakukkone also received Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female for Om Shanti Om.
Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1 along with Shahrukh Khan for 'Om Shanti Om'.

Deepika loves Ranbir Kapoor, son of Rishi kapoor.

Dipikas fans search for her pictures, videos and other glamour images on the web. Indians are always mad for cricket players and movie stars. Padukkone's recent hit made her so many fans. On the web many sites are created for her exclusive pictures, hot photos and videos. Deepika is not yet married and she is in love affair with Ranbir kapoor who is also a star. Her marriage would be a sensation as others. Is she celebrity of the year? Time will tell.

The following are some deepik padukone websties.

You could visit youtube for Deepika padukone videos. Youtybe is the popular video sharing site run by google.

Ultimate solutions - The ultimate computer services

I run a computer business that offers everything under one roof software development, Hardware/system sales and service, computer training, website development. My office is located in karumathampatti some 25 kms off coimbatore city and 20 kms off tirupur district.

I have been in software business for the past 5+ years. Initially i worked in a BPO company in coimbatore. They worked for a bangalore based company for conversion of hardcopy books into ebooks. The project was a failure due to payment problems. My boss was a tirupur businessman new to software/IT. Due to the bhoom in IT and softwre industry he started the business in 2002. He struggled for 2 years with 20+ employees at a building in covai towers, balasundaram road, coimbatore. At last he abandoned the business with a loss of 10+ lakhs.

Then i joined Excel system consultants (RP Software) in sivanandha colony. They develop Garments ERP solutions for Tirupur Garments sector. I quit the company soon and started working on my own. Later i joined another company, IDEATEC softwares. They too develop software and web applications for TIRUPUR and COIMBATORE firms. I quit the company and started ultimate solutions.

I develop applications for retail billing, financial accounting, inventory and stock, payroll and other custom made programs. We also develop web sites and offer SEO services. I guarantee inclusion of your site in Google search engine in weeks.

I offer sales, service and Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC/ASC), printer service, monitor service and mother board service. We also arrange seconds computer systems at reasonable price.

We also undertake college/academic project works in VisualBasic, Java, .NET, ASP .NET, C/C++, oracle, sql and PHP/MySQL.

We are specialized in shopping cart/payment gateway application for online stores. Your online store/shop could be up and running in hours.

We offer matrimonial and astrology software. We have developed 'Astro Guru', an astrological software for horoscope casting, match making, panchang and more. Our matrimonial software 'HEAVEN' has been installed in many matrimonial bureaus in coimbatore, Tirupur, Avinashi, Pollachi, Palladam, Sulur. We also have software for baby names. The software gives baby names in Tamil/English for Hindu, muslim and christian boy and girl baby. This has vast collection of Indian baby names. The list can be star (nakshatra) based or numerology based (date of birth). We have sold the baby names software to DTP centers, browsing centers etc., We have our softwares sold at various clients in chennai also.

Contact Details:

Ultimate Solutions
203, First Floor,
Rithanns Plaza,
coimbatore - 641 659
ph: 98422 84426
email: ultimatesolutions@ymail.com

Textile softwares, Website Designing, Computer service, computer sales, Astrology software, Match making softwares, Baby names software, Numerology software

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Nokia 1209 - Is it good?

Hi guys. I have decided to buy nokia 1209 as replacement to my Motorola w388. My Moto was not good in battery life. It last for only one day with heavy usage. The Nokia 1209 is triband GSM phone with CSTN 65k color display and with long lasting battery. I head it has torch light also. It is available at retail price of about 1500 rupees in coimbatore, Tirupur, chennai.

Anybody got it and want to sell? I am ready to buy it. Please contact me.

Web 2.0 becomes the 10 lakth word

On 11-june-2009, 'The Global Language Monitor', Texas Decalared 'Web 2.0' the 10 lakth word in English. There were competition between A.R.Rahman's 'Jai Ho' and Web 2.0. Jai ho was the song in the Oscar award winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire'. Indian Music Director (Born in tamilnadu) A.R.Rahman was awarded oscar for his music in this film. The word JaiHo was the most searched word in the internet in recent times. Web2.0 is also a most popular term among web developers and computer professionals.

Monday, June 8, 2009

BSNL - connecting India

Bharat Sanchar Niham Limited (BSNL), a public sector Telecom company has been India's Pride for over 150 years. Dr. William O’Shaughnessy who pioneered telegraph and telephone in India belonged to the Public Works Department. The Telegraph Department during 1854-57 comprised a Superintendent of Telegraphs, with three Deputy Superintendents at Bombay, Madras and Pegu in Burma.

For a complete history of India telephones click here.

BSNL had monopoly in Telecommunication industry until recently. It has huge network of exchanges, switching stations, towers and cabling. BSNL offers Landline Telephone, WLL (Wireless in Local Loop) services, BSNL Dialup internet (sancharnet card), BSNL BroadBand service (DataOne), ISDN services, Cellular services including cellone (postpaid) and excel (prepaid) and more.

BSNL's offers services at lowest prices comparing other operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Tata Indicom, Reliance and Hutch. OneIndia plan was introduced by Mr. Dayanidhi maran which offers customers to talk STD calls at 1 rupee per minute across India. BSNL offers Broadband Internet starting at rupees 250 per month. It offers internet on WLL phone for those who dont have landline or where feasibility of landline is NIL. Highspeed internet on WLL phone is offered at Rs.250/- per month.

For Details of BSNL WLL phone services click here.

For BSNL cellone postpaid details click here.

For BSNL excel prepaid mobile deatils click here.

For BSNL prepaid Tariff details click here

you can find recharges rates, topups and bonus card details

For Tariff Details of Broadband Dataone internet: click here.

BSNL website offers Online telephone Directory with name search, number search, exchange wise, SSA, district wise searches. It offers a handy India map in which you can click the area of interest. Search results includes Name, phone number, address.

For online BSNL directory with map click here

For statewise BSNL phone directory click here

For coimbatore SSA telephone directory click here.

For Pondichery directory click here

Metro cities Online Telephone Directory:

chennai Directory
delhi Directory
mumbai Directory
kolkatta Directory

Sunday, June 7, 2009

t20 india vs Bangladesh

In the twenty20 worldcup cricket league between India and Bangladesh held on july 6 India won by 25 runs. In Group A India and Bangaldesh played at Nottingham yesterday.

India 180
Bangladesh 155

Full solar eclipse on 22nd july in India

There will be full a solar eclipse on 22nd july 2009. This is the second eclipse this year and it will be 66 percent. Timing of eclipse if mornig 6.15 to 10.00. It is visible in most parts of India. Eclipse should not be seen with naked eyes.

Coconut Toddy - Farmers struggle

Four months ago coconut farmers of pollachi, coimbatore, palladam, tirupur, annur, mettupalayam started Toddy extraction from their coconut farms, which is unlawful and banned. 'TamilNadu Kal iyakkam' started the campaign of Toddy extraction and hundreds of coconut trees were used to produce thousands of liters of Toddy every day. This was sold at the rate of 30-50 rupees per liter. Due to the General Elections, the Government and police did not intervene. After the elections the Tamilnadu Government issued strict orders to coconut farmers. Police also making raids in coconut farms and destroy any toddy pot found. 'Kongunadu munnetra kalagam' also announced that they would stop Toddy extraction and wait for the Government decision.

Pasteur, coonoor - Will it survive?

The Pasteur institute, coonoor is renowned for its rabbis vaccine. It was founded on 1906 and has been with Health Department of Government of India. Rabbis and other vaccines are manufactured and sold at low price to help the poor people. In the year 2002 World Health Organization (WHO) officials inspected Pasteur and recommended world class quality and infrastructure. These recommendations were not followed and its license was canceled by the Health Ministry. Recently the Health Ministry inspected the institute and allowed it to continue as research institute with out laying off employees.

Nayandhara Weds prabhu deva?

There was rumors that the Tamil Actress Nayandhara was married to Actor-cum-Director prabhudeva. Actress Nayanthara was already connected with Actor silambarasan alias simbhu. She is now acting in the film villu. The hero of villu is vijay and director is prabhu deva, the famous dance master. deva's son recently died of cancer and nayan too had love failure with simbu. So there are some common needs between the two. Villu film shooting is taking place in Hyderabad. Meanwhile there were rumors that nayanthara married to prabhu and they live together. When asked about it Prabhudeva neither accepted nor declined.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

t20 world cup Australia vs west indies

ICC 20 20 world cup:

Todays matches:

2nd Match, Group D: New Zealand v Scotland at The Oval - Jun 6, 2009
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Scotland 89/4 (7/7 ov); New Zealand 90/3 (6/7 ov)

3rd Match, Group C: Australia v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 6, 2009

Australian captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and chose to bat against the West Indies in the third match of the Twenty20 World Cup at the Kennington Oval in London on Saturday 6th june, 2009.

For t20 live score card visit:

cricinfo.com offers 20 20 cricket score live.

The Great Indian Railways

Indian Railways is one of the largest employer in the world with more than 1.5 million employees on its role. I carries more than 11 million passengers & 1 million tonnes of freight per day. It has tracks of more than 62,000 kms. Every journey is enjoyable and memorable if you follow and adhere to the rules and guidelines provided by the railways. For passengers safety railways provides various measures including Railway Protection Force.

The History of Indian Railways:

The novel plan for the introduction of a rail system, transformed the whole history of India. This innovative plan was first proposed in 1832; however no auxiliary actions were taken for over a decade. In the year 1844, private entrepreneurs were allowed to launch a rail system by Lord Hardinge, who was the Governor-General of India. By the year 1845, two companies were formed and the East India Company was requested to support them in the matter.

The credit from the UK investors led to the hasty construction of a rail system over the next few years. On 22nd Dec' 1851, the first train came on the track to carry the construction material at Roorkee in India. With a passage of one and a half years, the first passenger train service was introduced between Bori Bunder, Bombay and Thana on the providential date 16th Apr' 1853. This rail track covered a distance of 34 kms (21 miles). Ever since its origin, the rail service in India never turned back.

The British Government approached private investors and persuaded them to join the race with a system that would promise an annual return of 5% during the early years of operation. Once finished, the company would be transferred under the Government ownership, yet the operational control will be enjoyed by the original company. In 1880, the rail network acquired a route mileage of about 14,500 km (9,000 miles), mostly working through Bombay, Madras and Calcutta (three major port cities).

By 1895, India had started manufacturing its own locomotives. In no time, different kingdoms assembled their independent rail systems and the network extended to the regions including Assam, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh. In 1901, a Railway Board was formed though the administrative power was reserved for the Viceroy, Lord Curzon. The Railway Board worked under the guidance of the Deptt of Commerce and Industry. It was comprised of three members - a Chairman, a Railway Manager and an Agent respectively.

For the very first time in its history, the Railways instigated to draw a neat profit. In 1907, most of the rail companies were came under the government control. Subsequently, the first electric locomotive emerged in the next year. During the First World War, the railways were exclusively used by the British. In view of the War, the condition of railways became miserable. In 1920, the Government captured the administration of the Railways and the linkage between the funding of the Railways and other governmental revenues was detached.

With the Second World War, the railways got incapacitated since the trains were diverted to the Middle East. On the occasion of India's Independence in 1947, the maximum share of the railways went under the terrain of Pakistan. On the whole, 42 independent railway systems with thirty-two lines were merged in a single unit and were acknowledged as Indian Railways. The existing rail networks were forfeited for zones in 1951 and 6 zones were formed in 1952. With 1985, the diesel and electric locomotives took the place of steam locomotives. In 1995, the whole railway reservation system was rationalized with computerization.

Railways are divided into five zones namely Central Indian Railway Eastern Railway,
Northern Railway, Southern Railway, Western Railway.

courtesy: http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-railways/history.html

Online Reservation & Inquiry:

Railways website provides online reservation and inquiry of seats availability. Online ticket booking can be done through the site. PNR status can be found. Trains between important stations could be found.

Now Railway Enquiries are available on Mobile Phones through Short Messaging Services (SMS).

Sms HELP TRN to 54959 and get the list of services and their commands.
Sms TRNLINK to 54959 and receive the link to access these services via WAP (mobile browser). For more details click here.

For useful links of other railway websites click here.

Here are useful links:

PNR Enquiry
Seat Availability
Station codes
Train Schedule
Trains between stations
Trains between important stations
Tatkaal Trains

rail ticker reservation is done 24 hours prior to scheduled departure. No more booking is allowed after that period. Similarly tickets can be canceled 24 hours prior to departure. For online reservation identity proof required while traveling.

What is a passport? How to apply for it?

A passport is a document, issued by a national government, which certifies, for the purpose of international travel, the identity and nationality of its holder. The elements of identity are name, date of birth, sex, and place of birth. Most often, nationality and citizenship are congruent.

This is the Wikipedia definition of a passport. In India there are Regional passport offices caters the needs of citizens wish to apply for a passport. In Tamilnadu Regional Passport offices are present in Trichy, Coimbatore and Chennai.

http://passport.gov.in/ website provides Application forms, Penalties, Vigilance, Fees structure, Complaints&Suggestions, Tatkaal Scheme, Affidavits, FAQ, Passport Act / Rules, Online Registration etc., This is the official Government of India website that provides links to other regional passport office websites and status pages. The normal passport fee is Rupees 1000/-. For emergency Tatkaal scheme you have to pay Rs.1500 if you want passport with int 1-7 days of Application and Rs.1000/- in case you want it 8-14 days of Application.

You can fill online passport application or fillup the hardcopy and submit it in passport office or speed post office or regional passport cells.

20 20 cricket worldcup 2009 scheule

Cricket is most popular among Asian countries like India, Srilanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, England, Australia etc.,
The 20 20 worldcup tournament is conducted by ICC. The participating teams are:

Group A - India, Bangladesh, Ireland
Group B - Pakistan, England, Netherlands
Group C - Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies
Group D - New Zealand, South Africa, Scotland
Group E - A1, B2, C1, D2
Group F - B1, A2, C2, D1

First match Friday, June 5 England vs Netherlands at Lord's

Here is the schedule of Twenty20 cricket world cup 2009.

Placement for the Super Eight stage is determined as follows:
The first two teams in each group are placed 1 or 2. They will retain this position for the Super Eight stage, irrespective of whether they finish first or second in their group, unless they are knocked out by the team 3 in their group. In this instance, team 3 replaces the position of the team they knock out.

The teams finishing first and second in groups E and F, based on points obtained in the Super Eight stage will compete in the semi-finals

Actor jayam ravi marriage photos

Tamil Actor Jayam Ravi was Married to Aarti. I have provided related Photos, Wedding Videos & Pictures.

Actor Jayam Ravi tied wedding knot to Aarthi on 4th June 2009 morning around at 7.30 at Park Sheraton Hotel, Chennai.

Actors Rajinikanth, Kamalahassan, jayaram & Wife parvathy jayaram, Arjun, Sundar.C, Khushboo, Radharavi, M.S.Baskar, Abbas & Wife, Radhika Sarathkumar, Meena, Mohan, Shangavi, Sibi & Wife, Manjula Vijakumar, Sridevi Vijayakumar, Gayathiri Raghuram, Banu Chander, Dhusyanth, Vikram (Prabhu Son), S.Ve.Shekar & Son Aswin Shekar were present.

Directors Venkat Prabhu, Ameer, Jananathan, Kreedom Vijay, hari, S.P.Muthuraman, Telugu Director Muthailu Subbaiya, Subramaniam Shiva, Mugavari Durai were present.

Producers A.G.S.kalapathy Agoram, S.P.B.Charan, Ayngaran Arun Pandian, Ayngaran Vijaya Kumar, Rukmangathan, M.Muthuraman, T.Ramarao, Mahendra jain, Panju Subbu were present on the occasion.

Jayam Ravi's first film was Jayam, directed by his brother M Raja.

Ravi's successful and hit films are M Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi, Jayam, Something Something Unakkum Enakkum, Deepavali, Santhosh Subramaniam and Dham Dhoom. Now he is working on Peranmai directed by S.P.Jananathan and produced by Ayngaran International.

Ravi was introduced as hero in film by his brother Raja in the movie Jayam released in 2002 produced by their father Mohan. It became a super hit and ultimately attached movie name as a prefix to his name. Ravi and Raja together made some super hit films like Jayam, M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi, Unakkum Enakkum and Santhosh Subramaniam. He has so far done 9 films and currently acting in his tenth film Peraanmai under S.P. Jana Nathan’s direction.

I wish the couple a happy and successful married life. I have provided some Photographs taken on that occasion that will make up a wedding album. Ravi's wife aarthi was a beautiful girl and they looks made for each other.

Tamilnadu Diploma Results

The results of the Diploma Examinations (polytechnic) conducted by DOTE was expected by the end of may 2009. Because of the delay in practical examinations it is expected that the results will be out around 10th June 2009.

You can check your results at the following websites.


TNDTE official website.

Google Hot Trends (india)

What is Google trends? Google trends are most popular search keywords used on Google search engine on a particular day. This can be useful to analyze keywords for targeted traffic. This information is is highly reliable, because it was provided by search engine giant Google itself.

Click to know today's hot keywords. You can change the date to know trends of a particular day. The following are today's top trends in India.

1. hcl
2. tetris effect
3. bcece 2009
4. university of pune
5. dote
6. gtu
7. kuwarangal
8. mirrorxi
9. tamilnadu government...
10. diploma admission
11. 6th pay commission
12. cusat entrance 2009
13. tetris game
14. unipune
15. t20 world cup 2009
16. diploma courses
17. tndte
18. uptu college code
19. cdacgujarat
20. gcet 2009

We understand that college admission related searches are high, because examination results are out for colleges, universities, schools and polytechnics. Students are looking for information for higher studies, course details and admission procedures. Next to education, cricket is the most popular search term. Especially 20-20 worldcup 2009. Next rank goes to IT companies like HCL, Infosys, Wipro, TCS, etc., People are looking for jobs, that is the obvious reason. SSLC results are out in Tamilnadu and students are looking for Diploma course options. Also Tamilnadu Government's, Directorate of Technical Education (dote) Diploma results are much awaited.

Search for photographs and pictures of actors and actress are always hot on the net. Today I found searches for actress Namitha pictures and wedding photos of jayam ravi.

I will provide these details in forthcoming entries.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

We have just finished our ooty, coonoor trip

Yesterday evening we returned mettupalayam after a two days trip to coonoor and ooty (ootacmundalam). First we went to Sims park, coonoor. Then to priya's Grandpa's estate. Next day (wednesday) we went to ooty botanical garden then to boat house (ooty lake). By this time season has come to end. Flower show and fruit show have all finished. We had plan of visting dolphin nose and other attractions in and around the nilgiris. Due to lack of time we cancelled all this and returned home.

I will give detailed trip experience and photos in the next blog entry. Bye...

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