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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Google 'Suggests' News

Google suggests News searches with dropdown items in the search boxGoogle integrates Suggest feature (dropdown search results in search box) for Google News.

Thursday, April 27, 2006


A verse on a lazy Thursday afternoon.

Naa jee bhar ke dekha na kuch baat ki
Badi aarzoo thi mulaaqat ki

Mai chup raha to chalti hawa bhi ruk gayee
Zabaan sab samajhte hai jazbaat ki

Taken from the public domain.

An English translation goes as:

(She) did not look longingly, nor did she speak a word
It was my fervent desire to meet her

I remained quite and the breeze stopped blowing
Everyone understands the language of emotion


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Monday, April 24, 2006

Still my Hero...

Sachin turns 33 today. Happy Birthday, Sachin and may your willow regain the magical touch that has enthralled fans across the globe.

Click the image to view a larger photo. Photo from Sporting-Heroes.net.

Sachin Tendulkar - Birthday - April 24

Friday, April 21, 2006


To read - An article from The NYTimes Magazine on Google in China.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Wow, that's a nice logo for the day

April 20, 2006 Google celebrates the birth anniversary of Spanish painter Joan Miro - Click image to view full size Google celebrates the birth anniversary of Spanish surrealist painter Joan Miro with a painting doodle as its logo for the day. Isn't it beautiful?

Surrealism is an art style that uses dreams, fantasies, and the subconscious to create fantastic imagery. In short, art that does not have a logical explanation but is art because it looks good. Click the logo to view full size. Doesn't it look good? Well done, Google—our friendly neighbourhood search engine.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Football Ads

Watch Nike and Adidas Football Ads.

1. Nike's 'Jogo Bonito' football commercials.

Jogo Bonito means 'Play Beautiful' in Brazilian Portuguese.

Play beautiful, Under the streetlights, and On the road.

Football is also known as 'O Jogo Bonito' - 'The Beautiful Game' in Brazil.

2. Adidas - Impossible is Nothing

1. Kids dream of playing 2. Against their heroes.

Joga.com is a Web site for Football enthusiasts and brings together football fans and provides them a place to network and share their passion of the game. Joga.com is a collaboration between Google and NikeFootball.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Pictureal converts videos and photos to musical movies

Pictureal edits, organizes, and converts your home videos, digital photographs, and images to music videos and movies that can be customized and shared on DVD and also viewed online.

Take a 14-day free trial and evaluate Pictureal.

See a sample music video created from five photos.
Note: View in IE 5.5 or above, doesn't play properly in Firefox.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Google changes its name in Chinese

What's new at Google?

1. Google aims for a rich harvest of its AdWords search advertising with its lyrical name of 'Gu Ge' (Harvest Song) in Chinese. This makes for an interesting quiz question.

2. Google Calendar (Beta) goes live. Login to Google Calendar with your Gmail account information. The URL of Google Calendar is http://calendar.google.com/

3. April 15 - Reading: Google files patent for voice interface for search.

4. List of 100 popular videos on Google Video.


Beautiful Desktop Background - Nice Wallpaper. Click to view full sizeClick the picture to view full size.

In umr se lambi sadkon ko manzil pe pahonchte dekha nahin
Bas daudti phirti rehti hai hamne to thaherte dekha nahin...

These roads longer than a lifetime never seem to reach their destination
Keep on running and roaming, never have I seen them stopping

Original image from the public domain on Flickr, edited with SnagIt.

A Thought For Today

To one who waits, a minute seems a year.
~ Chinese Proverb

Webaroo searches the Web without an Internet connection

Webaroo.com enables searching the Web without an Internet connection.

It follows the principle of caching information in its servers, saving it as Web packets to be installed on your PC to enable searching offline.

Internet --> Webaroo Servers --> Contain Packets of Web sites --> Install on your Computer --> Search Offline
Read how Webaroo works.

Download Webaroo.com 4.8MB
(Requires .NET Framework)

Monday, April 10, 2006

A Thought For Today

Good times are round the corner, the curve is taking time to cover.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Beautiful Lines

Beautiful is the word to describe these lines from Bashir Badr's Urdu shayari.

1. Koii haath bhii na milaayegaa, jo gale miloge tapaak se
Ye naye mizaaj kaa shahar hai, zaraa faasale se milaa karo

No one will even shake your hand if you try and show warmth
This is a city with a new found temperament (pride), keep your distance to meet people.

2. Aisaa lagataa hai zindagi tum ho
Ajnabii jaise ajnabii tum ho

It seems like you are my life
Yet you are a stranger like any other

Doston se vafaa kii ummiiden
Kis zamaane ke aadamii tum ho

Expecting loyalty from friends
You seem to be a person from another world

Read shayari by Bashir Badr.

Current Music: Tu hi meri shab hai subah hai...

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Google - Related Links, Apartments in Maps

What's new at Google?

- Google Video enables playback feature in India.

- Google Related Links unit shows Web sites, searches, and news related to Web site content. See the right sidebar of this page, below the profile, for an example of related links unit from Google.

- Google Maps shows Apartments and Buildings.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Share links to interesting photos on Pixrat

Pixrat is a photo bookmarking and photo sharing Web site that allows users to save, share, search, and find interesting photographs on the Internet.

Do you have a photograph to share? Register and submit the link of the Web site or the image to share it on Pixrat, the photo bookmarking Web site.