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tHIs iS iT – MJ

For all you MJ  fans, ‘This is it’ has finally hit the stands today and is available for purchase.

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THIS IS IT was originally the concert where MJ would step on stage one last time to enthrall and mesmerize his fans. But just three weeks before his concert he passed away. It is a documentary in honor of MJ which is a compilation of his interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his last concert to be held in London.

I am sure this would be  great for all the MJ fans across the globe to treasure his memory for life. Well MJ will always live in our hearts and is immortal.

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2009 in London

 

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Sweet Angels

Innocence in their eyes,

Naughtiness in their smile,

Love in their babbling noise,

Irritation and unsaid pain in their loud cry,

It can only be defined as “Sweet little Angels sent from heaven.

Though we may be grown ups and crossed that age of innocence, madness, fun, playfulness etc, we are still child at heart. I completed a year of blogging last week and was thinking of birth in various forms. So I thought of  writing a post dedicating to three of my cute little nieces and nephew.

Cute little 3 months old Ishaana on her naming ceremony

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Naughty 1 year 6 months old naughty Karthik tied to the staircase so that he doesn’t run away while his mum is in the kitchen

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Sweet 6 years old Saakshi with her mommy 🙂

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All of them are adorable and cute kids who are such addicts that you can’t leave them

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2009 in innocence, kids, love, nature, playful

 

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Innovation at its Worst!

“We believe in CUSTOMER  SATISFACTION & VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY”, such a bull**** statement! Everyone experiments new technology and loves innovation which is meant to break the monotony. But then is innovation always Eureka? Not really. I have a few examples to site where innovation has been disastrous and a pain in the A** for customers.

ICICI Bank…..I think they leave no stone unturned to dissatisfy their customers. They can make a normal happy customer so irate that the customer will never want to ever use their service….Yes being one such customer I can tell how horribly behaved and untrained the employees of ICICI Bank are. This is like a horrible topping on a already flavorless cake. ICICI  bank almost a year ago introduce a system, where one could deposit money on their own using a machine. Well  it is a good way to be unique and ease the process but it turned out to be completely  torturous  and  irritating. Reasons –

  • The process to deposit cash  are very complicated and not at all user friendly
  • The machine is not standardize, which means every branch has a machine which looks different and functions differently
  • The sensor in the machine is extremely sensitive, due to which if the notes doesn’t is not taken in at 1 go, it comes out some 5-6 times before the entire amount is deposited. And sometimes it just doesn’t accept the notes and then we have to manually deposit it waiting for the token number to be announced and then deposit the cash..Double waste of time
  • The executive who is suppose to guide/help us deposit the cash in case of a problem themselves are so irritated that they dont’ have the patience and behave rudely with the customers

Once I was waiting in the queue and there was this old anty ahead of me. She was unable to use the machine and the rep over there was so rude that he asked her to deposit the cash traditionally. I was so pissed that I went to the manager and complained and made the rep apologise and help that old anty deposit the cash….But till today that machine does not work well and continues to give trouble…

“I CARRY SPEED” is the tag line of Tata Photon Plus. I am so sure they were a finger tip short from using the tag line “I Live Speed”…..That little black data card seemed as if it was devil’s horn ruining my sweet angelic laptop. It is  far from ‘Speed’. The idea of carrying a net connection anywhere and everywhere is great, but it loses its USP if it does not perform, i.e  speed….Its features are Upto 3.1 Mbps Downlink speed . Actual internet speed will depend on multiple factors like time of the day, number of simultaneous users, web page accessed, etc. I was so dissatisfied and irritated with it that I could’nt use it for more that 1 month.

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Posted by on October 23, 2009 in customer, ICICI bank, service, tag line, Tata photon plus

 

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Diwali wishes from Obama

Thanks Obama for the wonderful wishes….Well his speech was more like something read or rather mugged from a text book and vomited it in front of the camera. But I would still say, thanks Obama for being the first  U.S. President who has wished all the Indians who celebrate this festival of light, just awaiting to hear from you next on Holi.

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2009 in Diwali, Indians, Obama, president, United States, wishes

 

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Nobel….Really?

When people were just getting over the hype about Obama being the US President, he has yet another reason to make headlines all over the world….Every news paper, online portal, news wire and television bombarded its audience with news flashing about Obama winning the Nobel prize for “Peace”.

My reaction was, “Oh really? Did he just not complete 9 months of his Presidentship? Well his remaining tenure is 4 years and 3 months and what I am wondering is, what is the next thing which will make headlines about Obama?” He won Nobel for Nuclear Disarmament and Multilateralism. Isn’t it too early for his tenure?

Obama was greatly surprised and deeply humbled and says that he would accept this award as a “call to action” to confront the global challenges of the 21st century.

When war becomes peace,

When concepts and realities are turned upside down,

When fiction becomes truth and truth becomes fiction.

When a global military agenda is heralded as a humanitarian endeavor,

When the killing of civilians is upheld as “collateral damage”,

When those who resist the US-NATO led invasion of their homeland are categorized as “insurgents” or “terrorists”.

When preemptive nuclear war is upheld as self defense.

When advanced torture and “interrogation” techniques are routinely used to “protect peacekeeping operations”,

When tactical nuclear weapons are heralded by the Pentagon as “harmless to the surrounding civilian population”

When three quarters of US personal federal income tax revenues are allocated to financing what is euphemistically referred to as “national defense”

When the Commander in Chief of the largest military force on planet earth is presented as a global peace-maker,

When the Lie becomes the Truth –

Courtesy- Michel Chossudovsky

Even if I am being cynical, my point is Nobel laureate is given to someone who has achieved/contributed and not just proposed…..He is definitely not in the league of Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter Jr, Aung San Suu Kyi, Dalali Lama and many such great people who have contributed towards causes which have brought about a revolution globally and made this world ‘A Global Village’.

As if his election campaign was not hype enough that he had to be bestowed with the Nobel Prize…and for what? For proposing Nuclear disarmament…..Then why not our humble PM Manmohan Singh who extended his hand of friendship towards Pakistan?

May be Obama just got lucky!

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2009 in election, India, Nobel Prize, Obama, people, US

 

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sHakirA…..sHe wOLf

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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll well known as Shakira, a Lebanese Spanish and Italian mix is a heart throb who has made it big in the Latin American genre of music…How I love her sway her body! Born on the 2nd of February, this aquarian damsel is a multi- talented artist who penned songs and poems at the tender age of 8 years.

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Who hasn’t fallen in love with the whenever wherever gal…She is amazingly flexible and has immense talent….What I love about her is that she puts in 100 percent of her talent, not just showing her skin….Like a true artist she uses all her talent which is fabulous! Shakira’s first english album Laundry service was an international success and gave her overnight fame…. She has adopted many genres which includes folk, mainstream pop and to a certain extent rock. Most of her songs are about her being a surviver and being alive,  self introspection and analysis. Adding a Grammy to her kitty, this talented lady has not looked back since then…

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This is her first album in electro pop…The vedio is amazing , of course all praises to our belly dancer. Her expressions and enacting of a she wolf who is caged and is in rage is amazing. Well for all you people who havent yet seen or heard the song, here’s the vedio.

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