Mars lander finds ice?

June 21, 2008

If they find ice they find life. Thats why there is a huge cry over ice on mars. A latest picture sent from the mars lander seems to show something glittery, which vanished away after couple of days, making the scientists believe its ice. I wish its ice because i am a huge fan of anything alien. See MIB (men in black, not SNMP MIB) movies twice, you will feel there are more aliens around us than men.

 

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Got married

June 21, 2008

I still can’t believe it. A relationship so passionately nurtured for nearly 11 years finally came to a start on May 11th when my best friend valarmathi married me. I thank God, our parents, our siblings, employers, colleagues, friends, relatives, and my bike fiero for their support. (all my other blog posts were put on back burner for this important post to see light…and it took me so long)

 

In Florida

April 7, 2008

Thats super Stuart from AaSySGroup. On the background is the new MSPCenterPlus User Interface. I think the value of a product can be measured by the smile it elucidates from its customers…btw stuart you are smiling, arent you?

In Atlanta

April 1, 2008

Hi everybody, by God’s grace and wishes from loved ones i recovered and am right now in MSP Alliance show in Atlanta. Thanks for your wishes.

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One reason why we need nano

March 17, 2008

A car hit me yesterday n ran away. I was on d left side, had helmet, driving slow, road was empty, bright day time ….but still he hit me. may b he was drunk. ratan give me d nano now. [kalyan, shyam – its ur turn…now u can laugh at me!]

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Tornado smacks Atlanta

March 15, 2008

A massive storm ripped through the heart of Atlanta today leaving heavy debris of shatterd windows, cars, and flattened houses on to the streets. I have never seen a tornado live…would love to.

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UPDATE: and i visited that CNN atlanta on April2nd….

IPL – 2lakh per 10 second ad slot

February 21, 2008

The IPL twenty-20 series will throw in 2000 seconds of TV ad time (watchout for some cool new ads) but at a hefty price of 2lakhs per 10second ad slot. A sharp 75k increase from 20-20 worldcup rate of 1.25lakh per 10second ad slot. BTW this seems to be official website of IPL !!!

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CNN video ads…will youtube follow?

February 21, 2008

Every time you open up a CNN video you get to see an advertisement first, followed by the requested video. Its a good model to monetize traffic but am just wondering how would it be if youtube, google videos take this approach !!

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US plans to shoot spy satellite

February 16, 2008

Remember the spy satellite thats falling on earth? Now US has decided to shoot it down primarily because the satellite COULD escape reentry and spill toxic gases two-football fieds wide over populated areas (which country folks?). CNN has more details

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Prediction: Mobile number as username

February 14, 2008

Am going to write a series of predictions….things that i wish /envisage to happen in future. Heres the #1. Before 2010 you will see mobile numbers as usernames in business critical applications such as salesforce, google, zoho, or managengine kind of products. Very similar to how emails have replaced plain text, on usernames, phone numbers will replace email ids.

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Nano Effect: Used cars cheaper by 30%

February 10, 2008

The used car market is the first to taste the Nano effect (wait and see what happens to pulsars, karishmas, and unicorns). Sales of used cars slowed down a bit and also prices came down upto 30%. The impact is more harsh on 800s, altos, and santros (i10 combined hands with nano!!) 

  • 2002 maruti 800 old price 1.1 lakh – now available for 75,000
  • 2003 wagonr old price 2.13  – now available for 1.8
  • 2003 santro old price 2 laksh – now available for 1.65  (alex u escaped)
  • 2004 alto old price 1.35 – now available for 1.1

AdventNet India Meeting

February 9, 2008

Our CEO Sridhar Vembu addressed the AdventNet India team on our annual company meeting (festival?). This time our folks had arranged the meeting on the terrace to emphasize what we believe  – sky is the limit. Ten years back we were known as the SNMP company, later IT mgmt software company, today online office company and who knows may be tomorrow we could Mobile software company…sky is the limit !!

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Chevrolet Captiva – the CRV killer?

February 8, 2008

Ladies and gentlemen please welcome the CRV killer (wannabe) from chevrolet – the chevy captiva. Two reasons why it might revive chevy hopes in India  – Its BIG. Its Diesel. 

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Happy face on mars

February 8, 2008

This is a picture from mars. Looks very much like how we draw faces on beach sand. Hey you mars explorer, turn around and look for some kids who drew this…you lazy robot you keep sending empty landscapes.

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NASA beams song to universe

February 6, 2008

NASA has beamed a beatle song (across the universe) into outer space as far as 431 lightyears away from earth. This is an attempt by NASA to explore the presence of ……..beatle fans outside earth !!

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DC’s 4 crore amby

January 27, 2008

Dilip Chabria fitted a v12 BMW engine into ambassador and brought that to auto expo delhi. To ensure that people actually talk about that car he priced it at $1million (4crore rupees.) Here are the pics of ambierod.

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Uncontrolled spy satellite to hit earth

January 27, 2008

A large US satellite has lost power and is falling over earth. It will hit us in feb/march. Its surprising to know that many such crashes have happened before inlcuding a 78ton space station that fell on indian ocean as early as 1979. But this time the place of hit isn’t determined …so everyone of us have equal chances of being hit !!! Wear your helmets and dont look up.

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Life on mars ?

January 23, 2008

Nasa has released a picture taken in mars that shows a human like object.

Tata 1lakh car launched

January 10, 2008

Tata Nano. 1 lakh. 20kms per litre.

* Rear-wheel drive, 2-cylinder, 624 cc, multi-point fuel-injection petrol engine. Engine is rear mounted. Tata said it was the first time a 2-cylinder gasoline engine was being used in a car with single balancer shaft.

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Electronic signature on courier dispatch

December 18, 2007

Mobile is becoming a serious business enabler in many areas. One recent example is the electronic signature capture on courier dispatch where the usual sheet of paper is replaced by a windows mobile powered handheld. Happy to see this technology being used in Chennai, India.