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Amazing Facts about India !

June 29, 2009 1 comment

Q. Who is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems?

A. Vinod Khosla

Q. Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the today’s computers run on it)?

A. Vinod Dahm

Q. Who is the third richest man on the world?

A. According to the latest report on Fortune Magazine, it is Aziz Premji, who is the CEO of Wipro Industries.  The Sultan of Brunei is at 6th position now.

Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail?

A. Sabeer Bhatia

Q. Who is the president of AT & T-Bell Labs (AT & T-Bell Labs is the creator of program languages such as C, C++, Unix to name a few)?

A. Arun Netravalli

Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard?

A. Rajiv Gupta

Q. Who is the new MTD (Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000, responsible to iron out all initial problems?

A. Sanjay Tejwrika

Q. Who are the Chief Executives of CitiBank, Mckensey & Stanchart?

A. Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, and Rana Talwar.

Q. We Indians are the wealthiest among all ethnic groups in America, even faring better than the whites and the natives.

There are 3.22 millions of Indians in USA (1.5% of population). YET,

38% of doctors in USA are Indians.

12% scientists in USA are Indians.

36% of NASA scientists are Indians.

34% of Microsoft employees are Indians.

28% of IBM employees are Indians.

17% of INTEL scientists are Indians.

13% of XEROX employees are Indians.

You may know some of the following facts. These facts were recently published in a German magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA.

1.     India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.
2.     India invented the Number system. Aryabhatta invented ‘zero.’
3.     The world’s first University was established in Takshila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
4.     According to the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software.
5.     Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.
6.     Although western media portray modern images of India as poverty striken and underdeveloped through political corruption, India was once the richest empire on earth.
7.     The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 5000 years ago. The very word “Navigation” is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.
8.     The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is now known as the Pythagorean Theorem. British scholars have last year (1999) officially published that Budhayan’s works dates to the 6th Century, which is long before the European mathematicians.
9.     Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from Inida. Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th Century; the largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Indians used numbers as big as 1053.
10. According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds to the world.
11. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion amongst academics that the pioneer of wireless communication was Professor Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.
12. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.
13. Chess was invented in India.
14. Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted surgeries like cesareans, cataract, fractures and urinary stones. Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient India.
15. When many cultures in the world were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilisation).
16. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.


The largest dead snake ever found, over 50 feet.(funniest vid ever…!!!)

June 9, 2009 Leave a comment

omg!!! chk this vid out guys

best thing would be to let it load fully and then u guys watch it

so temme guys lol!!! hw u felt

plz do comment 🙂

Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen Official Movie Trailer

June 6, 2009 Leave a comment

Give Michael Bay two hundred million dollars and what do you get? Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Sam Witwicky’s off to college, but his Transformer buddies aren’t sitting around idle…or idling. They’re neck-deep in a whole new problem that will force them into another battle with Megatron…and worse. Check out the trailer!

So is this going to be the high-octane hit of the summer, or has Michael Bay bought a two hundred million dollar lemon? Roll out into our comments section, and thanks for watching!

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen movie trailer was provided by Paramount Pictures. Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen movie will be released in the U.S. on June 24, 2009.

Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, John Benjamin Hickey, Ramon Rodriguez, Isabel Lucas and John Turturro

NOTE: if ur thinking who is the large red transformer in the end, its DEVASTATOR

so what do you guys think plz do comment

Yuvraj, Ojha star in India’s victory against Bangladesh

June 6, 2009 Leave a comment

After skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to bat, India reached 180 for five with Gautam Gambhir cracking 50 while Yuvraj Singh hit a blistering 41 off 18 balls, including four sixes and three fours. Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha then claimed four wickets, giving away just 21 runs, to wreck the Bangladesh batting order and stop them at 155 for eight.Bangladesh began their chase in right earnest through Tamim Iqbal (15) and Junaid Siddique (41).Off-spinner Yusuf Pathan struck in his first over as Tamim came down the wicket for a big hit, only to miss the line and be stumped by Dhoni.Siddique attacked Indian bowlers, hitting three sixes and two fours off just 22 deliveries.But he did not get any support from the other end. Ishant Sharma removed skipper Mohammad Ashraful before Pragyan Ojha bowled a superb spell to cripple Bangladesh.Ojha dismissed Shakib Al Hasan and dangerous Siddique in the ninth over and Bangladesh could never recover from the double blow. Ojha claimed his third wicket with Yuvraj Singh taking a sensational diving catch to remove Mahmudullah.Yuvraj then dropped a simple chance of Raqibul Hasan in the 14th over.Ojha got his fourth victim in Mashraf Mortaza, who after hitting the bowler for a six went for slog sweep but the ball spun from the middle stump to rattle his off-stump.Ojha then pouched Hasan at mid-on off Zaheer Khan.Naeem Islam struck 28 off 17 balls with three sixes, but it came too late in the day.Earlier, Gambhir and Rohit Sharma (36), who opened the batting in absence of injured Virender Sehwag, scored 59 runs for ths first wicket.Rohit, who smashed three boundaries and two sixes, was bowled by Shakib after surviving a stumping chance off the previous delivery.Dhoni (26) and Gambhir added 53 runs for the second wicket, but when the former he was bowled by Naeem (2-32), India had only 112 runs to show in the 15th over.It was Yuvraj’s breathtaking knock that helped India smash 59 runs in the last four overs.Irfan Pathan (11) hit a four and a six off the last three deliveries he faced.

Dutch stun England

June 5, 2009 1 comment

Edgar Schiferli (5 not out) and Ryan ten Doeschate (22 not out) scampered through for an over-throw for the second run needed off the last ball to give Dutch cricket its finest moment.

Tom de Grooth’s 49 off 30 balls led the way for the Netherlands but it was a fine all-round display from the Associate nation to shock the hosts.

England’s 162-5 had been underpinned by an outstanding knock of 71 off 49 balls by Luke Wright but it was not to be quite enough.

Alexei Kervezee (1) fell in the first over of the run-chase when he pulled James Anderson to Stuart Broad at mid-on.

Darron Reekers (20 off 13 balls) gave the Dutch a boost in the next over when he pulled Ryan Sidebottom for a huge six, much to the delight of those in the stands decked out in orange.

Reekers then repeated the trick off Anderson in the next over – this time flatter and over square leg.

The New Zealand-born batsman chanced his arm once too often in the next over, the first from Broad, when another pull shot lobbed up to Owais Shah, who took a comfortable catch at midwicket.

De Grooth brought up the 50 in emphatic style at the end of the sixth over when he thumped Broad into the pavilion for six.

The right-hander greeted Adil Rashid’s second ball with a reverse-sweep to the boundary as the Dutch continued to threaten a major surprise.

Rashid struck an important blow in his next over when he spun a leg-break past the bat of the advancing Bas Zuiderent (12) and James Foster effected a neat stumping. The Dutch then picked up another 13 off the remainder of the over to show their setback was only temporary.

At the halfway point the batting side were two ahead of England at the same point, needing 72 off the last 10 overs.

Peter Borren (30 off 25 balls) brought the required rate down to close to a run-a-ball when he thumped Paul Collingwood over midwicket for his second six. The England skipper did claim a key wicket at the end of the over, however, when he removed de Grooth one short of his 50.

The fourth-wicket partnership totalled exactly 50 off 30 balls.

Next man ten Doeschate played a scintillating cut to the third man boundary off Rashid to help bring the equation down to 35 off the last 5 overs.

Borren should have been run out on 28 but a poor throw from Collingwood made life difficult for Foster, who failed to take the ball with the batsman well out of his crease. The right-hander did fall in the same over, however, when he top-edged a pull to Shah at short third-man.

Twenty one were needed off 18 balls but then Anderson bowled an excellent 18th over – during which he conceded just four runs and claimed the wicket of Daan van Bunge (8), caught by Wright on the cover boundary.

Rashid missed the chance to run out ten Doeschate in the penultimate over and he was made to rue the error when the batsman hit the next ball for four, via Wright’s outstretched hands as he attempted a miraculous catch on the boundary.

Seven were then needed off the last over, bowled by Broad, and what proceeded deserves telling in full.

The fast bowler should have run out ten Doeschate off his first delivery when he missed from close range as the batting pair attempted a quick single.

History then repeated itself when Schiferli made a desperate dive for the crease as the bowler knocked down the stumps. Replays showed that Broad had dropped the ball and cleaned out the stumps with his hand.

A caught and bowled chance then went begging next ball off ten Doeschate as one run was taken. Yet another scrambled single was achieved from the next delivery and then ten Doeschate took one more to leave Schiferli needing two to win off the last ball, which was achieved in the most dramatic of fashions.

Wright and Ravi Bopara had earlier got the hosts off to flying start by racking up a century stand by the end of the 11th over.

Thereafter, however, wickets fell at regular intervals as the Dutch fought back strongly.

Persistent rain during the afternoon had necessitated the opening ceremony to be cancelled but no overs were lost from the match despite play starting 20 minutes later than the scheduled 5.30pm start.

England suffered a blow ahead of the match when star batsman Kevin Pietersen was ruled out by a recurrence of his Achilles problem.

Bopara got the tournament, and his side, off to a flyer by slicing the first ball from Dirk Nannes over Bas Zuiderent at backward point for four and then driving the other side of the fielder for another boundary two balls later.

England’s 50 came up off 39 balls and the 100 came up 32 balls later when Wright slapped a full-toss from Borren to the long-on boundary.

Bopara (46 off 34 balls) fell in the next over when he pulled a ten Doeschate slower ball to wide midwicket and Pieter Seelaar nicely judged a steepling catch. It may not have been a wicket to the slow left-armer but it still enabled Seelaar to indulge his ‘penguin’ celebration.

Shah (5) followed soon after when he flicked to Kervezee at deep backward square leg off Schiferli.

Eoin Morgan (6) was the next to go when he reverse-swept Borren � off another slower ball – to Bas Zuiderent at short third-man.

Seelaar put down a very sharp return catch with Wright on 66 as the attempted late onslaught was led by the opener.

Wright finally went in the next over, however, when he holed out to Borren at midwicket off ten Doeschate.

England skipper Collingwood (11) was the last batsman to go when he chipped a full delivery from Seelaar down the throat of long-on.

That was not to be the end of the England skipper’s despair.

I’m coming back to make another film in Mumbai: Danny Boyle

June 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Danny Boyle says coming to Mumbai feels like coming home. Being one of the minuscule minority who didn’t enjoy Slumdog Millionaire I thought Danny for me was a long shot. But surprise surprise!

Danny Boyle could be a huge lesson in accessibility to those Bollywood entertainers who react adversely to criticism and open their doors only to those mediapersons who praise their work.

Getting the Slumdog director on the line proved easier than I thought. I was immediately connected to him …no call-wait as a long battery of deputies inform the firang celebrity- director of the caller, no pretensions as he mumbled he was “still asleep” and could I call him back in an hour?

An hour later just before he got busy with a snarl of meetings before flying out of Mumbai, the softspoken auteur director took time off to answer some questions.

How do you feel to be back in Mumbai?
I miss Mumbai when I’m away.

Would you make another film in Mumbai?
Yes! In fact that’s another reason apart from the Trust why we’re in Mumbai. We’ve had couple of meeting about another project in Mumbai. It won’t happen this year. But it will certainly happen next year. I will certainly enjoy coming back to Mumbai to make another film.

Slumdog Millionaure has been an exhilarating experience for everyone?
Quite extraordinary.

Another film apart, what brings you to Mumbai, Danny?
What we’ve come here for is to hand over …things…to the Trust (created for the Slumdog Millionaire kids). I know the newspapers want to write stuff like, ‘Danny Rides To Their Rescue’. The truth about what we’re doing is far less glamorous and far more professional.

What exactly do you hopet to achieve?
To put the resources in the appropriate hands of trustees and a social worker who will make sure that all the right steps are taken to ensure long-term financial security for the kids. We really need to get out of this cycle of unsavoury allegations and reports (about how the Slumdog funds are being used for the kids).

You seem to be pulled back to Mumbai by forces that aren’t exactly in your hands?
Not at all.It’s always a pleasure to come to Mumbai. We came here for many reasons, one of them was to meet the trustees and take the matter of the kids forward, to press the families to accept the accommodation that has been offered to them many many times and try to to reassure them. We don’t know why they didn’t want to accept the accommodation that was offered.

And have you succeeded?
I’m glad to say we’ve slowly made our way forward. What matters is not what is written about the issue in the press but the long-term welfare of the kids. We want to make sure that the kids (from Slumdog Millionaire) benefit from the success of the film and from their presence in the film. And I’m confident they will benefit.

The growing expectations of a section of your film’s cast seems hard to deal with. How are you coping?
We’re trying our best. To be honest the most appropriate way we thought, was to make a big donation. And we did. Now we’re here to see the outline of the project that’s being carried out in Bandra East.

This project will help approximately 5, 000 children and 2, 000 families. Most of them have nothing to do with the film and they may never know about Slumdog Millionaire.

But the project will give back to the slum kids some of the benefit we got by working in it. I’d love to give back to the people of Mumbai some of the joy they’ve given me. These are people I probably wouldn’t see. But I feel their presence.

Stunning Lego Art( one of the best collections of lego ever!!!!!!!!)

June 1, 2009 Leave a comment

LEGO Mario

Mario created using a NextEngine 3D scanner and LEGO bricks.

LEGO Mario

LEGO Casablanca

Movie scenes from Casablanca created with LEGO.

LEGO Casablanca

LEGO Yankee Stadium

Sean Kenney decide to rebuild the house that Ruth built.

LEGO Yankee Stadium

LEGO Yankee Stadium 2

LEGO Yankee Stadium 3

LEGO Yankee Stadium 4

LEGO Cigarette

LEGO addiction is real!

LEGO Cigarette

LEGO Famous Architecture

Famous buildings built entirely with LEGO blocks.

LEGO Famous Architecture

LEGO Famous Architecture 2

LEGO Famous Architecture 3

LEGO Famous Architecture 4

LEGO Famous Architecture 5

LEGO Famous Architecture 6

LEGO Famous Architecture 7

LEGO Famous Architecture 8

LEGO Famous Architecture 9

LEGO Famous Architecture 10

LEGO Sushi

Sushi created from LEGO bricks.

LEGO Sushi

LEGO Sushi

LEGO Sushi 3

LEGO Sushi 4

LEGO Classic Video Games

A library of combining LEGO and video games.

LEGO Duck Hunt

LEGO Duck Hunt

LEGO Duck Hunt 2

LEGO Contra

LEGO Contra

LEGO Mortal Kombat

LEGO Mortal Kombat

LEGO Excitebike

LEGO Excitebike

LEGO Bionic Commando

LEGO Bionic Commando

LEGO Aircraft Carrier

It’s a 200,000-brick, 350-pound aircraft carrier by Harry S Truman, complete with electrical lights as well as moving elevators and radar dishes.

LEGO Aircraft Carrier

LEGO Aircraft Carrier 2

LEGO Aircraft Carrier 3

LEGO Aircraft Carrier 4

Classics in LEGO

A reconstruction of the famous photograph taken by Charles Ebbets. [link]

LEGO Lunch Atop a Skyscraper

A LEGO recreation of Jeff Widener’s 1989 photograph of “The unknown rebel”. [link]

LEGO Tiananmen Square

[view the entire collection at flickr]

Tallest LEGO Tower in Vienna

The tower, constructed by hundreds of children outside the city hall, entered the Guinness Book of Records measuring 29.48m.

Tallest LEGO Tower in Vienna

Tallest LEGO Tower in Vienna 2

LEGO Guitar

Awesome guitar constructed entirely out of Lego pieces. The guitar is playable but had to be re-tuned after a few chops. [link]

LEGO Guitar

LEGO Guitar 2

LEGO Guitar 3

LEGO Guitar 4

The Simpsons LEGO Intro

This is the famous series Simpsons intro but it´s done in LEGO.

LEGO Rubberband Gun

LEGO Chaingun – 11 rounds per second.

LEGO Thriller

A LEGO version of thriller.