Thursday, December 30, 2010
If you need to get all the twitter updates from all of the famous Bollywood personalities, then follow this list. It has some 70 members from Bollywood.
Enjoy chatting with your famous Bollywood stars on Twitter.
iPad - There are already over 200 apps here. Mostly from religious based content (bhajans, quotes from Gita, etc), Bollywood, Music, News and Famous personalities.
iPhone - There are over a 1000 apps for iPhone.
Enjoy more of desi stuff on your favorite Apple gadget.
1. Desi Radio - Free . Lot of 24x7 radio stations with good selection of new and old song stations. It's available for both iPad and iPhone.
2. Dhingana - $3.99. This is worth for 4 bucks as you can choose a specific song that you would like to play. Powerful search feature, lots of compiled playlist to choose from.
3. Meramood.com - Free. Ok, this is not actually an app. You just have to point your browser to http://www.meramood.com/ and you can find lot of good collection of hindi and tamil songs that you can play from within your browser in quicktime audio format.
Any other interesting hindi music apps that you like?
Enjoy more music.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Of all the international standard banks, I have found ICICI fees to be the worst and quite a few of them absolutely don't make any sense. I feel cheated when I get charged with those stupid fees for a couple of reasons. One, they are ridiculously high (Example: 400+ rs for resetting my password) and secondly, most of the time the customer is unaware of the fees until they get charged by ICICI.
Customer should know before hand if there are any fees/charges associated with any activity/task/request being made.
If you have been charged some ridiculous fees by ICICI, please comment with the details on the fees (amount and the name of the charge). I couldn't find a single place where ICICI lists all the various fees associated with a type of account.
I want customers to be aware of all the hidden fees that ICICI charges to customers before they consider opening an account with them.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Here are a few places online where you can track the details of the same.
Apple iPhone India Site - http://www.apple.co.in/iphone/buy/
Airtel Site - http://www.airtel.in/iphone3g
Vodafone Site - http://www.vodafone.in/existingusers/iphone/Pages/preregister-iPhone.aspx
There is no exact date and price announced for the phone in India.
Look for new updates related to iPhone launch in India.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
You can add it as a gadget onto your iGoogle home page to monitor on a regular basis. It's a great way to track about what users in India have on their mind.
check it out at - http://www.google.co.in/trends/hottrends?sa=X
Friday, January 04, 2008
Goodbye to sites like raaga.com, and smashits which look very old style, and annoying after the great experience on dhingana.com. Dhingana is addictive and it's now in my top 10 sites that I visits everyday. For an Internet addict with being online for over 10 hours everyday browsing large number of sites it's awesome. This tells how happy I have been with the quality of the service delivered by Dhingana.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Monday, November 12, 2007
1. New York Times Reader - This is exceptionally well designed online/offline newspaper reader built on Microsoft's WPF technology. It makes reading newspaper so much fun and easy on eyes. You have to try to believe it. Unfortunately, it's only available for 30-day trial at this time and the paid service is a bit expensive. I wish it will be a free service someday.
Download the reader at http://select.nytimes.com/gst/timesreader.html
2. Yahoo Pipes - It's an amazingly well designed online app from Yahoo that allows fun and creative things with aggregation/mashup. Of all the Mashup builders online this has to be the best and most useful one out there.
Check out my yahoo pipe at http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=CHQMhUfN2xGqj5rxdLq02Q. This pipe allows for any kind of jobs in and around Seattle area aggregating job openings advertised across multiple job sites like Cragslist, Career Builder, Hot Jobs, etc
3. Google Personalized - This has been my home page for quite some time now. First thing I check early morning when I login onto my machine is scanning the Google personalized home page. With RSS subscriptions from my favorite sites, I get a quick view of new content updates from popular sources on a single page without lot of clicking and wastage of time browsing.
Best thing I like about this tool from Google is that it is 100% ad free. Now that coming for Google is fantastic. I have been always impressed with Google's understanding of where to place ads and in what format without annoying users and continue to make billions from, you guessed it right - Online ADs :-).
Check out Google Personalized at http://www.google.com/ig/
I will keep updating this blog post as I find my favorite online applications.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
We are all always on a look out for those new Hindi movie song hits that are currently popular in India. Ever wondered which songs to download?
I found this Google Music Trend Chart for India to be quite useful. Something to bookmark and check out frequently.
This chart lists top songs Google Talk users are listening to. No more of those hacked top songs list.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Pandora is an awesome, sleek, and above all 100% legal service for listening to the music you like. It's not ordinary radio station site that you find on iTunes where you basically have only selection on the music category (Pop, Rock, etc) and it forces you to listen to songs played by the stations with you not having much control. Pandora is different. You can search for your favorite artists or albums and it creates a radio station that matches your music taste.
The interface is very easy to use, classy, and fast. You can even share your favorite stations with your friends and search for what your friend's are listening to. You can bookmark your favorite artists, albums or individual songs. Above all, the service is FREE!
Now this is what I call as service of 21st century. Who needs to pirate CDs, download music from illegal sites when you have a service like P-A-N-D-O-R-A.
Pandora is my new addiction. Great jobs, guys. Enjoy the music at www.pandora.com
Saturday, January 20, 2007
For us folks working in US who have strong connections back home - We all have thought about investing in India at some point; starting small, either by buying a home or piece of land. If you are like me, then you are frustrated that you have not been able to take step beyond thinking about it. Most of it has to do with not knowing how to get started and having an incomplete picture being remote.
I would like to hear from my US readers who have recently invested/purchased property in India on how their overall buying experience was?
I have heard all sort of horror stories from custom officer tearing pages from the passport to gettting arrested after arguments.
I want to know which airport in your experience has the most corrupt officers. I vote for Amchi Mumbai airport. They have some very shameless chain of officers with hawaldar to the top manager involved in taking bribe and violating every possible rule they can. Their attitude is like they own the airport and we are at their mercy at least for an hour or so till we get out of the airport.
I am interested in hearing about your vote and reason behind nominating it for the most corrupt airport.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
Remember this is not an empty promise like Zee TVs Peer Sayid Baba or Ajmeri Baba. :-). It's all based on Science and proven techniques of Yoga, which has benefited millions around the world.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
He finally called "Make My Trip" guys and they offered an awesome deal and overall experience making last-moment reservations through them was simply awesome. You get hold of them right away and they are quite courteous.
They were able to get a deal for something like $2,000 which is great, considering booking one day prior to the travel and that too during peak time (end-of-Nov).
They are available 24/7 and have great customer service. I would definitely recommend "Make My Trip" for both last minute or advanced flight reservations to India. Forget about searching for a good travel agent, locally. You won't be disappointed with Make My Trip guys.
Check it out - http://us.makemytrip.com
Thursday, November 23, 2006
BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING DEALS
Saturday, November 11, 2006
For more information on where you can call to send gift to your loved ones back home, check out - http://www.xbox.com/hi-IN/storelocator/
Friday, November 10, 2006
You will notice below that most of these locations you already know from your own travel experience in the past and from friends. There is also tons of information guides on the Internet but wanted to summarize it here especially for folks whose parents are visiting to US from India and are in process for planning their travel within US.
Top Places to Visit in West Coast
These are ordered based on my parent's ranking of likeness.
1. Seattle, Washington
- Mount Rainier
- Washington Ferry Ride from Bainbridge Island to Seattle Downtown
- Alki Beach
- Space Needle
- University of Washington
- Crater Lake
- Diamond Lake
- Rose Garden
- San Francisco
- Santa Cruz
- Monterey Beach
- 17 Mile Drive
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
- Las Vegas
1. New York
- Maid of the Mist
- Cave of the Winds
Time Square, WTC site, Rockfeller Center, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Gray Line, Subway,
2. New Jersey
Edison, Atlantic City
4. Washington DC
White House, The U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Washington Monument,
The site owner personally went to our house with cake in the morning. They took some pictures and then sent a nice email later in the day writing about my dad's surprise reaction and the family snap they took for me. Now that's what I call as personalized service.
If you are considering sending gifts to Kolhapur then look at no other sites. Check out www.kolhapurmall.com
Saturday, September 09, 2006
- 1 DVD: $ 9.99/month
- 2 DVD: $14.99/month
- 3 DVD; $17.99/month
Check the site at http://www.italkies.com/
This is a great service offerring for passengers flying to International locations, especially during odd late night hours. Air India personnels can check-in your bags at Marine Lines Office and they will take care of transporting the baggages to the airport and then tranferring them into the right flight. You just have to pick them up at the final destination or port of entry.
This is very helpful for folks residing in and around Marine Lines area. No more last minute surprises or delays due to large number or heavy baggages. Please note that this is only applicable for check-in baggages and not carry-ons.
Jai Air India:-)
Monday, July 31, 2006
This is of great savings especially for parents visiting from India. They can book the tickets while in India at approximately $399 for 3 coupons which is valid for 3 round-trips anywhere within US.
You can find more information about VUSA at http://www.murthy.com/resource/iavusa.html
Friday, June 30, 2006
You can download a copy of the registration online at www.wgc06.org or contact AIANA (Association of Indian Americans of North America) office at (732) 9933072 or send AIANA at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on the event mission, click here.
Monday, June 26, 2006
1. Skype - In addition to regular PC phone calls, Skype application allows making free calls to any landline or cell number from your PC. This is only limited to calls made within United States and Canada.
Download Skype from http://www.skype.com/helloagain.html
2. Windows Live Messenger - This is by far the best IM messenger of all. The most recent version has an option called "Video Call". Free Video Conferencing at its best. No other program beats Windows Live Messenger voice and webcam picture quality. You can talk with your folks in India and at the same time see them live. All you need at both location is mike, speakers, and webcam.
Download Windows Live Messenger from http://get.live.com/messenger/features
You will also need Broadband Connection at both ends. Another PC-to-PC service that comes closer to Windows Live Messenger in terms of voice quality is Google Talk. You can download it at http://talk.google.com
There is a built-in plug-in wherein you can pick various radio stations and listen to your favorite one, as you are browsing online. One of the radio channels under World/International category is "Bollywood".
Check it out. You can download the latest AIM software at http://beta.aol.com/projects.php?project=aimpro&loc=2
Sunday, May 28, 2006
- Cheap: $10 per one-day international or $ 15 per test match
- Quality: The picture and streaming quality is pretty descent for the price. It steams videos at 300 kbps
- Ease of Payment: You can use PayPal or your personal credit card to pay online
You just need to enter the location name of the cricket match to get started.
The best that I have found is https://moneytransfer.samachar.com
- No charge for any amount over 500 dollars
- Quick set up of account
- Save contacts in address book so you don't have to enter all the information every single time
- Linked to your checking account.
Check it out at https://moneytransfer.samachar.com