Post a Comment is not working in blogger..

My readers are complaining that they are not able to post a comment in my blog. I was not aware of this problem till i got an email from one of my blog reader. Then I searched for a solution to fix this problem. Here I am sharing the same with you in case you face the same "Unable to Post a Comment" problem.

Solution:
Go to "Customize" -> "Layout", then "Edit HTML" and click on the "Revert widget templates to default" below the "Edit Template" text box. That will solve the problem. Your readers now will be able to post comments in your blog.

Leave a comment if it helped you.
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Now You can easyly list related items below each of your blog post. Linkwithin is a great tool which enables to show related items in blogger, wordpress etc.

By showing related post under each blog post, you can get following benefits:
1. You old posts will not go waste. They will be shown as related posts below new posts.
2. You can offer your readers more content to read which they have interest in. Thus, you can have more page views and more revenue.
3. It adds a great value to you blog.

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Ragvendra Kuppuswamy from ITI Central School, Bangalore is the HDFC Standard Life Spell Bee contest - India Spells 2009 Champion and Lavanya Krishna from Presidency School, Bangalore is the Runner Up. The contest was the toughest Spelling contest in India. The HDFC Standard Life Spell Bee contest - India Spells 2009 Champion program was broadcasted in National Geographic Channel. The grand finale was on Sunday, March 29. The teams in finale were from Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi and Jaipur. The Bangalore came as the Spell Bee Champion.

Ragvendra Kuppuswamy received Rs 1,00,000 cheque from HDFC Standard Life plus 3 return tickets to Washington plus 3 nights hotel stay for himself and his parents to witness the Scripps National Spelling Bee, courtesy Make My Trip and a Cello Pens gift hamper.

Lavanya Krishna received Rs. 50,000 cheque from HDFC Standard Life along with 2 return tickets to London, courtesy Kingfisher Airlines and a Cello Pens gift hamper.

HDFC Standard Life also gave gift cheques of Rs 25,000 to each of the semi-final winners.

Sourcs: http://specials.msn.co.in/sp08/bee/
You might be confused whether to send application printout to allahabad bank or not. I had the same confusion. I got clarified from a bank officer and also from Bank PO advertisement that it is not needed.

Also, the Bank (Allahabad bank) clearly mentions that "Please do not send application printout to the bank".
So, don't worry to send the application printout as it is not required.

Take a Allahabad bank Po Online Test at http://allbankexam.blogspot.com/2009/12/allahabad-bank-exam-sample-paper-2008.html

Is there a Google Help Forum? How to contact google for help?

How to contact google for help in various google products?


If you are facing any issu with a google product, like Adsense, Adwords, Analytics, Picassa, blogger, youtube etc etc, you can ask you question at google help forum.
Google help forum: http://www.google.com/support/forum?hl=en

Also, you can find similar questions by other users which will be helpful. Post your question in appropriate category in google help forum. Someone from Google will assist you to find a solution.

Also, you can refer Google Help Center at http://www.google.com/support/?hl=en
You will find a lot of articles about known issues, tips and tricks, program policies, etc etc at Google Help Center.
Ctrl+C may be the most important work we do every day. But it's not a very safe thing to do. Read on to know why. What happens when you press Ctrl+C while you are online. We do copy various data by Ctrl + C for pasting elsewhere. This copied data is stored in clipboard and is accessible from the net by a combination of Java scripts and ASP. This is called clipboard hack problem.

Surprised! I know you are because I was also surprised. Do not keep sensitive data (like passwords, credit card numbers, PIN etc.) in the clipboard while surfing the web. It is extremely easy to extract the text stored in the clipboard to steal your sensitive information.
Text you last copied for pasting (copy & paste) can be stolen when you visit web sites using a combination of JavaScript and ASP (or PHP, or CGI) to write your possible sensitive data to a database on another server.

How Clipboard Hack is done?

The Clipboard hack is done by the following Source Code:








How to safeguard yourself from Clipboard Hack Problem?

To avoid clipboard hack problem, do the following:

1. Go to internet options->security.

2. Press custom level.

3. In the security settings, select disable under Allow paste operations via script.

Interestingly, this hack works only on internet explorer, and not on Mozilla Firefox browser.


Cheers,
-K Himaanshu Meehirs' Shukla...

Happy birthday Panchi…


It’s your birthday Panchi…
A special day not only for you but for all of us….
You’re another year older…
Another year wiser….
And more gorgeous and ravishing for it too…
So how can I make it an occasion, this day that arrives but once a year?...
I had wrapped my heart up filled with love and send you this birthday cheer…

You know there is a shortage of sugar in this universe after 27 December,1985.
Because god used all the sugar to make you sweet.

Have a marvelous birthday, wish you all the happiness in the world.
We love you so much Panchi.

Cheers,
-K Himaanshu Meehirs’ Shukla…



What is an Orphan file? What are the best orphan file finders?

Orphan files:


The files which are no more used / accessed in a computer are called Orphan files. When we uninstall an application, sometimes all the files associated with that application, DLL Files , images etc are not removed. So, the remaining files are called Orphan files as they are not being used anymore.

The Orphan files can be deleted either by a orphan file finder or manually. But be cautious if you are deleting ,manually. Make sure those files are not used by any other application.

Orphan file finders:


1. The Orphan file finders are softwares that helps to clean up a disc or web server by finding the Orphaned files.
2. The Orphan file finders also find duplicate files and remove them.
3. The Orphan file finders also clean internet browser history and system registry.

Best Orphan File finders:


The below links list a number of FREE Orphan File finders.
http://software.informer.com/getfree-orphan-file-finder/

Here all are PAID Orphan File finders, but there are trial versions for some Orphan File finder softwares to download. http://www.topshareware.com/orphan-file-finder/downloads/1.htm

Here all are PAID Orphan File finders, trial option not available for download. http://www.softplatz.com/software/orphaned-file-finder/

Basic definition of a DLL file:


DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. A DLL is an executable file that contains some functionality at runtime and it will be shared by many applications. DLL files are not invoked manually by a user, but are called by either a DLL file or an executable file. Microsoft Windows provides a lot of DLL files, that are used by applications to run in Windws.

Example of DLL files:


msi.dll: msi.dll is component that contains functions used to install MSI (Microsoft Installer) packages.

name.dll: The NameCtrl Control, defined in the Microsoft name.dll file, is an ActiveX control that allows a web page to display presence information for people allowing the user to take various actions with respect to those people through an on-object user interface in Windows SharePoint Services. This DLL is installed on the client computer during the Microsoft Office 2007 system setup.

Why should we use DLLs?


Many programs have a huge number of functions that are only used occasionally. Breaking up an application into separate DLLs saves memory by keeping routines / functions on the hard disk until required. Application DLLs can also be made sharable so that other applications will use the same DLL.

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!!!



May you enjoy the excitement of getting together with loved ones during long Christmas holidays, share many laughs, and get your fill of all the wonderful foods you like to eat this time of year.

Also, let’s not forget about those less fortunate than us. Maybe drop off some food to the Food Bank, visit someone who is house-bound, or give a special donation to the orphanage or old age home.

If we all just do one thing, we may be able bring a smile to someone’s face this Christmas who usually struggles this time of year.

We are truly blessed – lets spread it around.

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!!!

-K Himaanshu Meehirs’ Shukla…

Top ten ways to drive good traffic to you blog or website?

How to attract a huge traffic to my blog or website?
I am getting less traffic to my blog. How to increase it?


If you have this question in mind, then here is the answer to it.
1. Original Content
First and foremost, put lot of good and original content in you blog or website.
2. Blog must be searchable by Search engines
Make sure your blog is coming in search engines. If not, read my previous post to know how to submit your blog / website to different search engines.
3. Comment on relevant blogs
It is a good strategy to attract some traffic by commenting on similar blogs.
4. Answer in lot of forums
Post quality answer in different forums and put a link to your blog if it is relevant. Don't spam.
5. Interlink your posts
Interlink your blog posts in each other so that your readers will navigate easily in your blog.
6. Use your social networking
Use your social networking like Orkut, Face book and other communities to market your blog.
7. Publish articles in best article submitting directories
Publish some articles in the best article submitting directories like http://ezinearticles.com/ and http://www.goarticles.com/ and put a link back to your blog or website.
8. Answer in Yahoo answers
Answer in Yahoo answers and other answers sites and put a relevant link in of your blog or website there.
9. Bookmark your Blog or website
Submit your blog or website to social bookmarking sites like http://delicious.com/, http://digg.com/, http://www.stumbleupon.com etc
10. Submit your blog to best blog directory
Submit your blog to the best blog directories like http://www.blogcatalog.com/ , http://www.bloghop.com/ etc
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The last time I was really moved by the lyrics of a Hindi movie song was when I listened to ‘Maa…’, from Taare Zameen Par. The touching lyrics and emotional representation by Shankar Mahadevan had the old tear ducts working overtime the very first time I heard the song. The same thing happened a couple of days back, when I was listening to the one of songs of ‘3 Idiots’. ‘3 Idiots’ is the big screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s ‘Five Point Someone’. I enjoy good music and by good music I mean the kind that has understandable lyrics and doesn’t get out of your head that easily. “Give me some sunshine…Give me some rain” is one of those kind of songs. It has quite simple relatable lyrics, an easy to sing along with kind of chorus and a hummable tune.

Saari umr hum, mar mar ke jee liye, Ek pal to ab humein jeene do, jeene do…
(All our life, lived like we were dead, Let us live for a moment, at least now….)
Rishvat dena to khud Papa ne sikhaya, 99% marks laaoge to ghadi, varna chhadi….
(Dad taught me the art of bribery, A wristwatch if you get 99% marks, else a whipping….)
Concentrated H2S04 ne poora poora bachpan jala dala….
(All my childhood burnt away by Concentrated H2S04….)
Bachpan to gaya, jawani bhi gayi ik pal to abh hamain jeene do jeene do ….
(Our Childhood’s gone and so has our youth, at least now let us live for a moment…)


It’s like a paean(…a song of joyful praise or euphoria) to a childhood lost to the rat race of academics. ‘Bachpan to gaya, jawani bhi gayi’……

How many people have sacrificed the best years of their life at the altar of studies? […well I am one of them.]

How many hours wasted mugging up stuff which has never been of any use in our adult life? […we used to call exams as ‘Intellectual Vomiting’, because we mug up all the answers before the exam and vomited it on the answer paper. Remember how you feel after leaving examination hall?...the same feeling we get after vomiting…feel good feeling :) ]

How many have wondered after their first successful job interview why the 5 marks for which their parents/teachers had berated you, did not matter that much? […I remember my mom slapped because I left one question in Social Science exam]

Why hadn’t employers even glanced at that holiest of holies – the 10th standard mark sheet , for which so many young ones are driven to insanity or even worse, suicide?

If I put myself in my parents shoes I can understand the parent’s point of view. In a developing nation like ours a good education does seem like the only way to ensure a your wards’ future financial security. But somewhere along the line the combined pressure from the schools (…must not blemish school’s flawless /impeccable record) and parents (…how can they face others if their son/daughter is a failure?) so many youngsters are forced to lead a life devoid of imagination and devoted to learning by rote(…memorization by repetition), random data which can be rehearsed/ regurgitated at exams.

Add to that the pressure to be an all-rounder today’s child has after school tuitions, dance classes, drawing classes, karate classes, sports coaching, vocal lessons, personality development classes and what not, all of which he or she is supposed to excel in!!! Honestly, if Newton were a child in present day India he would never have developed his theory of gravitation. Lets imagine the scene, young Newton lazing under an apple tree. Of course, the odds are an enraged parent or teacher will grab him by the ear and drag him back to his books scolding, ‘Good for nothing dude, lazing around instead of studying. Get back to your book or you will be an utter failure in life’

In a our country India where currently, the ultimate dream of every parent and ambition of every young student is to become a software engineer (....previously favorites like Civil engineer, IAS, Banking, or even a medical degree are not as popular as before), the number of unemployed engineers are increasing as colleges set up mainly for the purpose of making money, churn out more and more numbers of “*unemployable engineers*”. NASSCOM reported that 75% of Indian engineering students are unemployable(http://www.educationmaster.org/news/nasscom-report-75-indian-engineering-students-unemployable.html ). With the combined push of parents, school, tuitions, coaching institutes students somehow manage secure admission into a professional college(…like I get). And that’s where many of them feel cut aimless or adrift, the group which had pushed them into this, now seem unable to help them any longer. That’s where they realize that getting there was just half the job. That their work is barely over.

The song echoes the angst of these youth caught in such a situation and who seem to be demanding for just a moment to be themselves. Though the lyrics are poignant, it does not sound gloomy or mournful?(….no violins moaning in the background). In fact the music is quite upbeat peppy and playful. Do listen to the song.

-K Himaanshu Meehirs' Shukla

Celinas’ Raaz pichle janam ka...

Yesterday one of my friend send an SMS that he is coming with Celina Jaitly in ‘Raaz pichle Janam Ka’. The show is based on past life regression. As my friend is coming with doe-eyed Celina so I stick to NDTV Imagine to watch Celinas’ Raaz pichle janam ka.



Celina comes to ‘Raaz Pichle Janam Ka’ to know why is she still waiting for true love? She also wanted to find out about the recurring stomach pain which she had since childhood. The pain she experiences lasts for days together until she can move again without any control. Despite consulting various doctors and undergoing medical tests, the root cause of the problem could not be detected.

I liked the concept of ‘Raaz Pichle Janam Ka’ because I do believe in reincarnation. But the realness of ‘Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka’ is a complicated subject as well as the topic of past life regression, since none of the psychological/ psychosomatic techniques are 100% full proof.

I don’t know why the presenter of the show gifts a teleshopping artifact "Suraksha Kavach". Ravi Kissan hopping to the end the show pointing towards the regression couch as "Samay Rath" defiantly creeps one out especially those who have watched too many time travel brutal ending movies.

-K Himaanshu Meehirs' Shukla...

What is WPA? What is WPA_KILL.exe?

WPA means Windows Product Activation.

What is WPA:


The idea of WPA, is to enforce the user to activate their Windows Operating System, within 30 days. If not activated, the system will stop working (denial of logon). The activation process verifies the productID of Windows, online. The productID is generated from the serial number used during installation, and two machines cannot have the same productID registered online (unless the license allows it. Then its called a Corporate license or “VLK” – Volume License Key).

How To Circumvent WPA? Or What is WPA_KILL.exe?


You need a tool called WPA Kill (WPA_KILL.exe). There is to versions of this tool, the new version, and the old version. The new version, can patch both XP and Vista not tested with SP1, but you cannot choose the file to patch. The old version only works with XP, but you can use it if you want to patch other systems than then one you booted from (usefull if you are locked out of the XP installation, due to missing activation).

Read more info at http://www.p2plife.com/

How to share a folder in Host OS and access it from Guest OS / Virtual PC /Virtual Machine?


Sharing Host machine folders and accessing them from Guest machine / Virtual machine is very easy.

1. Just install Virtual Machine Additions on the Virtual Machine OS (Guest OS). If already installed, proceed to step 2 directly.

Steps to Install Virtual Machine Additions:


--> Start up your XP Virtual Machine.
--> From the Action menu, choose "Install or Update Virtual Machine Additions".
Or
Press the key command Right Alt + I .
--> Once it is installed, Virtual PC will prompt you to reboot the XP Virtual Machine.
2. Once Virtual Machine Additions is installed, from Virtual Machine's console - go to Edit -> Settings ->Shared Folders (refer below image)
3. Here specify all the drives/folders of host OS which u want to share with Virtual PC's OS (guest OS)

If you are not able to drag your mouse pointer out of your virtual pc / virtual machine, don't panic. Even though it is annoying, there is a very simple method to get rid of this problem.

You will get the below prompt when you click inside the Virtual Machine.


It clearly says that to release the pointer from its captured state, press the host key (Right Alt) and hold it as you move outside of the Virtual Machine window.

So, by pressing the Right Alt ket, you can bring the mouse pointer out side from your Virtual Machine. It's temporary solution.

By installing Virtual Machine Additions, you can easily share the mouse pointer between Guest OS and Host OS. So, this annoying problem is resolved.

Steps to Install Virtual Machine Additions:


--> Start up your XP Virtual Machine.
--> From the Action menu, choose "Install or Update Virtual Machine Additions".
Or
Press the key command Right Alt + I .
--> Once it is installed, Virtual PC will prompt you to reboot the XP Virtual Machine.

Now, you can use the mouse pointer both in Guest OS and Host OS without any problem.
I have Vista Home Basic OS in my laptop. It doesn't allow me to install IIS (Internet Information Services) which I need for my programming requirements. Even I was wondering how to get over this situation. Finally I found answer to this.

I installed Virtual PC 2007 in my Vista OS machine and then installed Windows XP in Virtual PC. I followed the clearly mentioned steps from below link.
Run Windows XP inside Vista with Virtual PC

Hope it helps.
Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 is a virtualization program from Microsoft. Using Virtual PC 2007, we can virtualize hardware. Supported Windows operating systems can run inside Virtual PC. For example, we can run Windows XP as a guest OS in Virtual PC 2007 if host OS is Windows Vista.

You can learn more about Virtual PC at www.microsoft.com website. You can download Virtual PC 2007 from there also.

What is the national anthem of India?

Jana Gana Mana - National Anthem


The national anthem of India is written by Rabindranath Tagore. Here it is:



Jana gaṇa mana adhināyaka jaya he
Bhārata bhāgya vidhātā
Punjāba Sindha Gujarāta Marāṭhā
Drāviḍa Utkala Banga
Vindhya Himāchala Yamunā Gangā
Ucchala jaladhi taranga
Tava śubha nāme jāge
Tava śubha āśiṣa māge
Gāhe tava jaya gāthā
Jana gaṇa mangala dāyaka jaya he
Bhārata bhāgya vidhāta
Jaya he jaya he jaya he
Jaya jaya jaya jaya he!




Translation into English


The following translation, attributed to Tagore, is provided by the Government of India's national portal:



Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India's destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind,
Gujarat and Maratha,
Of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
mingles in the music of Jamuna and Ganges and is
chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
Thou dispenser of India's destiny.
Victory, victory, victory to thee.


Play the video and listen to the national Anthem of India. Proud to be Indian.

Natty fashion fundas...by Terence...

Dance India Dance season-2 will start today and I am excited and not happy at the same time. Happy because I like the show, I like DID due to four reasons : 1) Mithon ji is grand master , I respect him he is very kind hearted man, 2) quality and flavors’ of dance, 3) big fan of Geeta maa(…I like her bubbly cheeks with sweet dimples) and Terence ji, 4) because of Mimoh. Not happy because it will be aired at 9:30 p.m which means it is pitted against half of ‘Bigg Boss’. Me and my roomies are big fan of ‘Bigg Boss’ and we used to watch ‘Raaz Pichle Janam Ka’ when ‘Bigg Boss’ gives a break after 9:30 p.m.

Well this blog is dedicated to contemporary dancer Terence Lewis (…one of the masters’ in ‘Dance India Dance’). He ups his unique style quotient a little more in season-2. One of my friend from ZEE TV who close to him said Terence will wear bright shoes (…red, yellow, pink), spectacular hats (…he was wearing a black and white checked Topi at the press meet), huge watches (…with a red or a yellow dial) and untied ties. My colleague said untied ties sounds creepy, whatever I like ties whether tied or untied. Like me most men anyways not knowing how to knot a tie, and want a women in true filmi style tying it for us.

I hope in this season of 'Dance India Dance', besides of course showing off some stunning dance styles, Terence ji will also display some natty fashion fundas.

Good going Terence ji.
-K Himaanshu Meehirs’ Shukla…
Indian Stock markets BSE ( Bombay Stock Exchange ) and NSE ( National Stock Exchange ) starting early at 9 AM from 4th jan 2010. The market regulator SEBI agreed to this change of timing. Now the trading will start 55 minutes before the current start timing of 9:55 AM.

Publicity graph of some Bigg Boss contestants... including Iranis...

I apologized I forgot to add Iranis’ in my previous post (http://scrutinybykhimaanshu.blogspot.com/2009/12/publicity-graph-of-some-bigg-boss.html ). Iranis’ were not ignored deliberately, I realized it after getting bad comments’/ emails’/ smss’ from well wishers and near & dears of Iranis’.

Rakkesh, Rajis’, Delooo, Kaya, Kavya, Arsh, Timmy, Chiks and Shabby extremely sorry.

Publicity graph of some Bigg Boss contestants...

Publicity graph of some Bigg Boss contestants. It’s based on how many times their name is searched on internet.
Source : google
Page rank is how your website or blog is listed in search engines. You can check your website or blog rank at http://checkpagerank.net

It shows the statistics of your site as below:

It shows link popularity in yahoo, Google and entire web.
It shows if your website is listed in yahoo, google and dmoz.org or not.
It shows google page rank, the most important parameter to measure your blog or website.

Here is a snapshot of page rank of www.indiastudychannel.com

What is an anti-virus? What are the top ten antiviruses?

Antivirus or Anti-virus is a computer program that protects your computer from all viruses, malwares, trojans and infected programs. You must have a good antivirus installed in your computer in order to protect it from all types of attacks. The anti-virus should be of the current version. That is most important. Because the current version of anti-virus is always updated with the current virus threats.

Here is a list of few good antiviruses.
1. Norton Antivirus
2. McAfee Virus Scan
3. AVG antivirus
4. Trend Micro PC - Cillin
5. Bit-Defender
6. Kaspersky Lab
7. F-Secure Anti Virus 2006
8. Panda Titanium 2006
9. Norman
10. ESET Nod32

Among them Norton and McAfee are the most famous ones.
How to restart a windows web server?
How to restart IIS?
What does iisreset do?

If you have any of the above questions, then here is the answer for that.

To restart your Windows web server or IIS, go to Start --> Run and type iisreset then press enter.

What does iisreset do?
iisreset Stops the IIS (Entire Web Server) and then Restarts it.

You can also use iisreset in command prompt. Below is the syntax for the same.
iisreset [computer name] [/option] [/option]

The default command, ie iisreset stops and restarts the web server.

iisreset supports the following command-line parameters:
/RESTART
This option stops, and then restarts all running Internet services.
/START
This will start all Internet services that are set to autostart.
/STOP
This will stop all running Internet services.
/REBOOT
This parameter will restart the computer.
/REBOOTONERROR
This restarts the computer only when an error occurs when trying to start, stop, or restart the Internet services.
/NOFORCE
Do not shut down Internet services on failure to stop them gracefully.
/TIMEOUT:val
This allows you to specify the timeout value in seconds waiting for a successful stop of Internet services. On expiration of this timeout, the computer can be restarted if the /REBOOTONERROR parameter is specified. The default value is 20 seconds for restart, 60 seconds for stop.
/STATUS
This displays the status of all Internet services.
/ENABLE
This enables the Restart API for Internet services.
/DISABLE
This will disable the Restart API for Internet services.

Mathematics before launching a new serial

It is indeed a tough job to be in the shoes of a programming head, for that matter in recent times, the shoe pinches even the channel’s marketing head. More so, when the TRPs of programs of that channel are sliding downwards and the channel has to fight to beat competition. Each time a new show is proclaimed one tries to figure out the mathematics that has gone into it to get it right. Sometimes they get it wrong too but the one who does not expect much have always got their mathematics right?

As I tried to understand this complex business of which show at what channel and what time and which production house and which actor/ actress and what type I am more and more convinced that you have to be a mathematician J to get it right. There has to be faultless calculation and the right permutation and combination. If you master the recipe that glues viewers to watch a particular show then the chances are you will get it right in the end.

This week saw two new shows –‘Raaz Pichle Janam Ka’ on NDTV Imagine and ‘Pratigya’ on Star Plus. RPJK is a reality show on past-life regression. Contestants are hypnotized and then quizzed about their past lives.

RPJK is produced by The Ideas Box, of Amar Chitra Katha Pvt Media now delves in a heavy-duty adult TV show. I must confess I was glued to the show last to lasr night. A homemaker from Bhopal Swati Singh, has a fear of flying. After past life degeneration she revealed that she was killed in an air-crash. The shocking was the fact that the aircraft that crashed had also carried nuclear physicist Homi Jehangir Bhabha.

After Rakhi Ka Swayamvar (… :D)and Pati, Patni aur Woh, NDTV Imagine has once again chosen interesting reality show(….I find Swayamwar and Pati Patni intresting only and only because of the great master piece Rakhi Sawant ).

I have two complaints for Razz Pichle Janam Ka- 1) the timing and the choice of the host. A show like this cannot be aired at 9.30 pm(….bcos Bigg Boss is aired on this time slot). The host Ravi Kissen was awkward, looked lost and over-dramatic(….like her melodramatic sister Rakhi Sawant). In yesterdays episode he wear Pink Shirt with Red tie a total misfit (… well I think that combination was invented by Bhav Aman Chawla, Splits Villa-2 contestant).

Coming to Pratigya, it is the story of an ordinary girl’s (…as usual, same gishi piti story)resolve to regain her respect. Got feedback from one of my friend. She said the show started well and managed to sustain interest throughout. Kunal Kapoor, the paan-chewing Angad who plays the eve teaser is worth a mention apart from the concept of Pratigya. Pooja Gor who played the lead role as Pratigya looks good. My friend said the first episode was praiseworthy but I think it’s too early to predict its fate. After Balika Vadhu shows with social messages are currently in fashion this one better be different if it has to help put Star back in the race.

Now, the crucial aspect of the time slots of both the shows. Raaz Pichle Janam Ka airs at 9.30 pm which means it is pitted against half of Bigg Boss(which airs from 9-10pm), Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (the driver show for Star) and the critically applauded Ladies Special on Sony which gets premature burial as it ends on Dec 11. Going by the interest generated in its launch episode Imagine may give the others some sleepless nights.

Pratigya which airs at 10.30 pm competes with the highly rated Colors show, Na Aana Is Des Laado and Aap ki Antara on Zee. 10.30pm has been a holy slot for Star(….remember Ektajis Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahut Thi), hope it works for them yet again.

Hope Star and Imagine got their mathematics right.

My new tea cup..

Fed up of using dirty and boring office tea cups so I bought new tea cup....






Who are the women Governors in INDIA?

Here is a list of Women Governors in INDIA




NamePeriod State
Sarojini Naidu15/08/1947 - 02/03/1949Uttar Pradesh
Padmaja Naidu03/11/1956 - 01/06/1967West Bengal
Vijayalakshmi Pandit27/11/1962 - 05/09/1963 & 18/12/1963 - 08/10/1964 Maharashtra
Sharada Mukerjee05/05/1977 - 14/08/1978 & 14/08/1978 - 06/08/1983 Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat
Jyothi Venkatachalam14/10/1977 - 27/10/1982Kerala
Kumudhen Joshi26/11/1985 - 07/02/1990Andhra Pradesh
Ram Dulari Sinha23/02/1988 - 12/02/1990Kerala
Serla Grewal 31/03/1989 - 06/02/1990Madhya Pradesh
Chandrawati19/02/1990 - 19/12/1990 Pondicherry
Rajendrakumari Bajpai02/05/1995 - 23/04/1998Pondicherry
Sheila Kaul17/11/1995 - 23/04/1996Himachal Pradesh
Justice M.Fathima Beevi25/01/1997 - 01/07/2001Tamil Nadu
V.S.Rama Devi 26/07/1997 - 02/12/1999 & 02/12/1999 - 10/08/2002Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka
Rajani Rai23/04/1998 - 31/07/2002Pondicherry
Pratibha Patil 08/11/2004 - 21/06/2007Rajasthan

How to know the speed of internet connection?

To do Internet Speed Test for Broadband, Cable, Satellite and DSL Modems and to find the bandwidth use this link.
http://www.speedtest.net/

It will show you many features of your internet connection like
1. Download Speed
2. Upload speed
3. Your Internet Service Provider
4. Your Server info

What are the features of Google search?
How to improve the google search experience?


We always use Google search for almost all of our online search requirements. But do we know how to use google search most effectively? Do we know how to optimize our search query?

Here are few tips to increase your search experience?
1. For weather: type "weather [placename]"
2. For StockQuote: type the stock code
3. For Current Time: time [placename]
4. For calculation: type your equation left hand side, eg: 5*9+(sqrt 10)^3=
5. Unit Conversion: eg: 10.5 cm in inches
6. Dictionary Definitions: Type "Define [word]" eg: Define philosophy
7. Money conversions: eg: 150 GBP in USD

Reference: http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/features.html
What is google calculator?
How to calculate using google?


You can type your equation in Google Search box and press search. It will show the result. See an example below:

1 British pound = 76.8957237 Indian rupees

There is a good tool available by Google. You can use google search window to get the result.

Type 1 Pound = ? INR in search window and press Search. The conversion result will be shown as top search result.


Other useful google search querries:

Q: 1 dollar in rupees or dollar to rupee conversion
Ans: Type in google search: 1 dollar = ?INR or 1 dollar to inr

Q: euro to rupee conversion or 1 euro how many rupees or 1 euro equal to how many rupees
Ans: Type in google search: 1 euro = ?INR or 1 euro to inr

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One of my good friend let’s say Sheena(Pseudo name) pinged me yesterday and angrily said “I hate you himaanshu........you r immature....u've spoiled my day”. She was angry b’cos she thought the blog where I said Happy Birthday to a Bloody Moron  was for her close friend (…let’s say Sameer).

Sameer was my ex-project mate. He and me were good friends a couple of months ago, sometimes relationships don’t always go the way we plan. Some gap, some misunderstanding and some miscommunication spoiled our friends ship. May be our EGOs played important role in destroying our bond(…I think I am more Egoistic).

The point is why would I post a blog on Sameer’s birthday? And If I had written that for him then why would my friends who don’t even know who is this Sameer, post a comments on it.

Sheena once said why I used Sameer's name in my blog ‘Teenagers love and itching on the tree trunk‘. It was a very common name, one can easily find atleast 2-3 guys with that name in each local train. There are crore’s of peoples with  that name and there are lakh’s of people who share birthday with him.

May be you guys are thinking why I am giving explanation if I hadn’t written blog for that person. I am giving explanation b’cos I want to clear the mess up from Sheena’s mind that keeps bugging her.

I write blogs because I like blogging I never intended to hurt anyone.

Her perception about me is wrong, I hope her opinion about me will change and we will remain good friends forever. If she still don’t want to talk with me or hate me then it ok.

-K Himaanshu Meehirs' Shukla...

Difference between 'www.google.com' and 'www.google.co.in'



Now we know what Indians want more than anything else :)


Type 'removing' in search text box on http://www.google.co.in/
Now type 'removing' in search text box onhttp://www.google.com/
See the difference between matching search criterias.

[dot com(.com) refers to a commercial website. dot co (.co) would be sites at specific countries. Like co.in for India, co.uk for United Kingdom, co.nz for New zealand. For eg. www. google.com opens as http://www.google.co.in/ in India.]

Wish you an unhappy birthday bloody moron,
Because you're evil,
And you lie,
And if you should die,
I may feel slightly sad,
But I won't cry...

no Cheers for u...
-K Himaanshu Meehirs' Shukla...

Top ten Telecom service providers in India

Here is a list of top ten Telecom service providers in India as per May 2009 data.

1. BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigama Ltd)
2. Bharti Airtel
3. Vodafone Essar
4. Idea Cellular
5. Aircel
6. MTNL
7. BPL
8. Spice Telecom
9. Reliance Communications
10. Tata Teleservices

11 Digit mobile numbers in India from 1st Jan 2010


As the mobile phone users are increasing day by day, as per DoT (Department of Telecom), there will be a mobile number change from current 10 digit system to 11 digits mobile numbers with a prefix of 9 on 1st January 2010. Currently the indian market has close to 500 million subscribers and it expects the mobile phone user base to reach 1 billion by 2014. So, to accomodate such a huge customer base, DoT decided to increase all the mobile numbers to 11 digits by adding a prefix of 9.

Who all will be affected by this move?


1. The telecom service providers have to change the switching to accomodate 11 digit numbers. As per TOI, the telecom service providers in India use sofisticated switching system. So, there won't be much difficulty in doing that.

2. The users need to update their address book by appending a prefix 9 to all mobile numbers.

Caution!!


If you are using software to update your address book, make sure all landline numbers don't append the prefix 9 as land line numbers are not changed.
Today is World AIDS Day - 1st Dec 2009. Let's be aware about AIDS, let's know about facts and myths of AIDS, its consequences, precautions and preventions. Let's equip us with knowledge. If all of us know What is AIDS, How it Spreads and how to prevent it, then We can make the earth a save heaven to live.

What is AIDS? How AIDS spreads?


AIDS means Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It is caused or it spreads by a Virus called HIV (Human Immune Virus). The virus spreads from one person to other through blood by following ways:
1. Unprotected sex
2. Reuse of needles in hospitals
3. Blood transfusion from HIV infected people
4. Baby born from an infected mother has chances of having been affected with AIDS
5. Reusing blade for Shaving beard in public saloon

Consequences of AIDS?


AIDS is a killer disease. There is no cure to it, but medical advancements are helping the patient to increase the life expectancy.

How to prevent spreading of AIDS?


We can create awareness among people about AIDS. We can reach out to the uneducated people to educate them about AIDS. It will help everyone to take necessary precautions and this initiative will help fight AIDS.

I request all readers to understand the AIDS problem and to educate each other to kill this killer disease.
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