Blog Contest - May 2011

Update: I am withdrawing this contest. Thanks a TON to Sharmada, Vyshnavi Katta, Anand Raj and Animesh, the only Participants I had on the 1 month long campaign. I'm really sorry that I cannot provide you with a Prize considering the Failure of the Contest. I tried my best to promote it, got around 500 views for this post, but none had interest in the Contest. Vyshnavi Katta Wins this contest with the Highest Score, and again, I'm afraid I'l have to disappoint you Vyshnavi. Thanks for being a part of this Contest.
  And here I am introducing a Blog Contest. Yes I have got a sponsor, and you do have a Prize worth Rs.27,000($500). This is just a beginning! If any more Sponsors are interested - here is the advantages you will get on doing it
  • 'Like' your Facebook Fan page, thereby increasing your Fan count.
  • Asking Contestants to post on their wall regarding the contest, along with a Tag to your Facebook Page.
  • And obviously, your ad displayed on this page.
  • I have a strong Network on Facebook, as well as good traffic on my blog. And promoting with a Prize would surely result in a Wild Fire.
Let me know if there is any room for improvement. Anyone interested contact me at vineshbalan@gmail.com
   Now let's get to the contest. This contest has Started on May 1st, 2011 and you can post till May 31st. And as there are no Sponsors around right now, things get easy and simple for contestants. Rules change as there is a Prize to fight for.
  • Follow my blog.
  • Like this Facebook Fan Page - https://www.facebook.com/myseopandit
  • Post the following Note on your Facebook Profile
    "I'm participating in a Blog Contest at Virteacon, you can participate too and Win SEO Solutions for your Blog worth Rs. 27,000($500) by @myseopandit" 
    Make sure the @myseopandit tags the particular page. (Only after this confirmation your Entry would be validated)
  • Write anything related to the topic of the Month - "Time and Tide wait for None" on YOUR Blog.
  • Share the Link as a comment below, and a Panel of Judges will select the best Posts!
Now, the advantages to participants? Here goes -
  • Your blog post gets more exposure, and gets more appreciated!
  • As a blogger, I truly know how it feels when someone likes your post!
  • More traffic to your blog and Mine.
  • The Winner gets a Basic SEO Plan worth Rs.27,000($500) for Free!
Make sure you read everything above before commenting, and I request every Participant to Subscribe the Comments via Mail(Found below the Comments) so that you can keep track of the progress.
Update: To make the contest engaging, the Panel of Judges will be updating the score for posts every day along with suggestions. A participant can make any number of posts he/she wishes. Try to improve on the score!
"A contest by a Blogger, for a Blogger"
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Wish I could steer my Life

  How many times have you come across in life when you Wished, hoped, prayed, that things happened the way you wanted. Hope you could control the Steering wheel of your life, but seldom its in your hands. You can say God steers it away, don't curse him for that. Take it in a sense like your Driving teacher does, never let you steer unless you are ready, and steer the car on the right path. It might be true, the Almighty steers the path of our life, pedals the acceleration as well. It's all for the greater good, and there is no reason you should feel bad about that. He is preparing you, to be capable of choosing his own path, and being responsible for the chosen path. Till then, we keep blaming the Almighty for the fate.
  Just like we blame our parents, for something they do for our good. Human beings are very good at that, to shoulder the fault to others, being incapable of admitting one's mistakes. It is when you learn to admit your mistakes, you learn from them, to turn the wheel to the right path. But till then, you have to follow the path shown to you, that's the way it works. Evolution might be going on for a million years, every system has evolved in such a manner. You are forced to the right path, till you realise you are on the right path - be it for driving, learning, behaving, loving, swimming, growing or Living.

Myth Analysed - Sachin's Hundred a threat to the Team

  It's a popular and heart breaking rumor among Fans of Indian cricket. People come to the ground to see the God playing at this best, but often get disappointed in the end because it results in the Team losing. This has happened recently in the IPL T20 as well, when Sachin blasted off a century against Kochi Tuskers, but Mumbai Indians still managed to lose. It wouldve been the first time any team lost with a Century in its pocket. It happened in the World Cup 2011, and it has happened in the past too. So how does this theory come together? People say when Sachin plays, the rest of the team play poor. Why? Is this because the rest of the team enjoys watching the Master in action? Or is there any other reason? I recently came across a statistic, posted by Mazin Ismail, which really rigged up my thoughts. Here is the screenshot -
 Yes it is true, Sachin has 99 centuries in his book, and when the numbers are big, they ought to be slip ups with the team. If you look upon the ODI record, of Sachin's 48 hundreds the team has lost 13. A mere 20% slip off. And if you take the stats for his whole career, its 24%. That is the chances that the Team loses if Sachin scores a century is only 24%. Here is a rough sketch of some other players.

Sony apologises for the Outage, beefs up Security

Update: Sony Apologies for the outage, and announced a few services would be up by Next week. Also they have confirmed that no Credit Card numbers had been leaked, but for security, Sony would support reissuing customers with new Credit Cards. As a note to compensation, Sony said it would offer customers free downloads and 30 days premium membership for eligible customers.
Update: Rumors have spread that 2.2 million credit card numbers from Playstation Network will be up for sale for '$100,000 or above'. Read more below.


 Around a month I had made a post on how Anonymous threatened Sony. Since that incident, Sony haven't rested peacefully a day. Attacks followed one by one, and now the most serious one has happened. The Play Station Network which has almost 77 million user accounts have been down for about a week now, spoiling the Easter plans for many. And recently the Playstation Blog has made a shocking revelation, the Personal information have been compromised as well. Sony reported that the following details have been compromised
  • Name
  • Shipping address
  • Billing address
  • Country
  • E-mail address
  • Birthdate
  • PSN/Qriocity ID
  • PSN/Qriocity password
  • PSN/Qriocity security question and answer
  • Purchase history

Science proves that staring at a screen all day is bad for health

  I bet every Mother would be warning his son to switch off the computer and stop staring at the Monitor. And I also bet atleast 80% ignore this. But Science has finally proved that staring at a screen is bad for your health. Staring at computers and TVs actually is bad for kids, giving them heart problems later in life.
  Scientists observed that kids who spend many hours in front of screens have narrower arteries in the back of their eyes, and link this to future heart problems.The study looked at almost 1,500 Australian children, and the results took into account age, sex, ethnicity, iris color, length of the eyeball, BMI, birth weight and blood pressure. The children averaged 1.9 hours of screen time every day, and 36 minutes of physical activity. Every hour of time in front of a monitor equated to a retinal artery 1.53 microns narrower, and associated with a blood pressure increase of 10 mmHg.

Gyutto E-Bike

  Nice innovations to make the Earth Green. This e-bike called Gyutto, by Panasonic is a new Power assisted bike, which can give a good 36km on a single charge. This e-bike can take 3 for a nice evening ride, a nice Family treat. It has several other features to make a safe ride. To prevent the bike toppling when you park up, the kickstand activates a lock on the handle bar, making the front wheel rigid. And to keep you travelling in the right direction up a steep hill, the 8Ah lithium-ion battery delivers some high-torque power assist. But there is a kick back on this innovation - it costs $1780(including the two child seats - one at front, and one back)

A treat to your Eye, Incredible Nature

  I saw this video in Discover Channel, in a program called Weather Rampages. The view is just incredible, amazing how nature works. I've been searching for this video for the about 45 minutes. Surprised to see I could not find it easily, so here I am sharing it. Take a look, and Enjoy.
  This Twister literally stopped above a Cornfield, where an Experienced Photographer Jim Reed gets dangerously close, to admire the beauty of the beast. But then he realizes that the storm is actually moving towards them, they make a run to escape. But few minutes later, again STOP. See how beautiful the Twister looks in the video.

Google Linux servers hit with $5m patent infringement verdict

   Giants are fighting over, we saw Oracle Vs. Google, Apple suing Samsung and in turn Samsung suing Apple for various infringements. Now a small Texas-based company- Bedrock Computer Technologies has sued Google over using Linux on its back-end servers. Google must pay $5 Million in damages to Bedrock. Bedrock Computer Technologies had sued several other outfits including Yahoo!, Amazon.com, Paypal and AOL claiming they infringed on a patent filed in January 1997. The patent describes "a method and apparatus for performing storage and retrieval...that uses the hashing technique with the external chaining method for collision resolution", and the accusation is that companies infringed by using various versions of the Linux kernel on their servers.

Love composes the Rhythm of Heart

     The twinkle in his eyes mesmerized her again. This wasn the first time they did that. Though he didn speak anythng those eyes did it straight to her heart, she could see his heart in his eyes reflecting her. Brushing her hands through his soft hair she felt like it was all yesterday. Love is always young. Those hearts it occupy are bashed in the elixir of youth. She was one of the blessed, to be his, to share her life with this perfectly complementing soul. Its amazing how we look for one whose a perfect match to you and the one that matches perfect is the perfect opposite. Little did she know when she had met him first that this one being was going to change her world upside down. The evening sun was basking them in its glorious golden shades, he was a lil before her with his pants rolled up to his knees jumping up like a kid full of joy. The water splashed onto her salwar, though she began to shout at him, the naughty "im sorry" look on his face made her smile. He always did that. He knew how to melt her, how to turn her from a bush of thorns to a bunch of flowers.He had done that, slowly plucking away her thorns.Now she was a bunch of flowers waiting to sway to his breath. The sea breeze hugged her tightly trying to chill her, it couldn't do it. She had her love right before her covering her in his warmth. No wind could chill her, she had him.He urged her to get her foot wet, scared she was of the depth of ocean that could take her away from him. That was envying her for the love she has got. She felt like she owned the world,for her world was him. His fingers came and crossed her hands, it always surprised her how easily and perfectly they held her hands. The look in his eyes promised to protect her from every evil in this world, even the sand didn dare to hurt her feet. He slowly walked holding her hands to the sea.The foamy water flowed through their legs, she smiled at the sensations.She had discovered yet another joy of life with him. Life with him was a celebration for her. Every moment had something to give her. Slowly he unclasped his hands and turned to her, without his touch her heart got scared.He walked in front of her showing that she had nothing to be scared of, she could face the sea alone. She was a strong woman with his love, but her heart was weak.It constantly beckoned his presence. She could see the jealous sea reaching out its hands for him. Once again she woke up in the lonesome night, sweat trickling from her hair. There he was right next to her, near the lampshade in front of the sea that took him.
She was once again a Widow.
Devilish  Angel

Browse safe - "HTTPS Now" Campaign


  The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Access, a digital freedom activist group, have partnered together to start "HTTPS Now," a campaign to spread awareness and advocate for increased Internet security.
  HTTPS -- Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure -- HTTPS is built on HTTP and integrates the Secure Sockets Layer/Transfer Layer Security protocol to ensure data encryption over a secure channel. It provides 128- to 256-bit encryption, which means that it is virtually unhackable.

"We've heard a lot about how malicious tools like Firesheep can be used to steal data, including passwords for email and social networking accounts. HTTPS Now is aimed at protecting users from attacks like these by spreading the word about HTTPS and how to use it correctly. HTTPS provides the minimum level of security for websites. Without it, no site can make any meaningful security or privacy guarantees to its users.",said EFF activist Eva Galperin in a press release.

Google gives Eric Schmidt 124,999,900% salary increase


  Phew, talk about a Salary hike, from $1 to $1.25 Million a year, that too by getting Demoted! Yes, Eric Schmidt stepped down as CEO of Google and became the company's executive chairman earlier this month. $1 per year is a popular figure for CEO's, but by stepping down, he has got a humongous hike to $1.25million a year plus a bonus of 400 per cent of that salary.
  Schmidt already received very generous compensation for stepping down as CEO: $100 million in stock and stock options. Additionally, he announced in January he will be selling 534,000 Google shares in the next year, which at the current price of Google’s stock, would net him about $280 million.
  The new salary, and even Google’s generous compensation, won’t reflect much on Schmidt’s day-to-day spending habits, however. According to Forbes, all of this is pocket change for Schmidt whose net worth is $6.3 billion!

Wish I had atleast 1percent of anything he owned!

Sachin Invented the Helicopter Shot

  Mumbai Indians Vs. Kochi Tuskers, Sachin played a Master's innings, but everyone had a say on the Six he lifted over the bowler. A shot, the Indian Captian M.S Dhoni is famous for, namely the 'Helicopter Shot'. A shot which prized the Cricket World Cup 2011 to India. People were surprised to see Sachin playing that shot, people quoted on 'Sachin's adaptability' on seeing that shot. Fans had fear in their heart seeing the aging Master playing a shot that require such Physical strength, but they trust the master. So a question arises, why did Sachin try Dhoni's trademark shot?
  It appears that it was not Dhoni's invention after all! Sachin played this shot way back in 2002, but not many noted it. Watch the Video below - 

Facebook enhances security

 The most important and critical issues of Facebook is security. And they are trying to improve it in all means possible.Facebook introduced HTTPS, since the Boss got his Facebook account hacked. However you have to activate this manually. To do so, Go to 'Account Settings' and change the 'Account Security' Option. It will look as follows

Tweeters Have Shorter Relationships

   That's another side effect to Social Networking. An interesting study by okcupid.com has revealed certain mind blowing facts, one of them being Active Tweeters have Shorter Relationships. Here is the chart they made up from the survey

Wi-Fi Connectivity issues on Nokia- Solution

  Here is a detailed solution on how you can solve the Wifi connectivity issues found on certain Nokia Phones, I faced it on my E72, and have seen a few other people posting on Forums with the same issue as well. This is the agonizing error you would get when you try to access Internet via Wifi of your Laptop.

  I owned a Nokia E72 about a year ago. Was really excited to use a Wi-Fi enabled Phone. And so my first step to exploration was setting up a Wi-Fi network with my Laptop which is connected to Internet. So I began setting up an Adhoc network, which I found plenty of help on the Internet. Here is my version.

IPL 4 Live Streaming - 8.8 Million Views

  Another proof of the dominance of Internet in our lives. Indiatimes and its Youtube Channel have recorded a combined Page View of 8.8 million for the Online Live Streaming of IPL4. The views have grown at 62 per cent over last year when YouTube delivered 5.5 million channel views for the tournament.
  As per data on Indiatimes, the matches between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians on 12 April 2011 garnered 1.7 million page views.

Apple sues Samsung for 'Copying'

  It's the period of Huge Law suits, myself have written on this Blog about Google Vs. Oracle. And now here Apple sues Samsung for copying the iPhone and iPad.The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple has sued Samsung Electronics for copying "the look and feel" of its iPad tablet and iPhone smartphone. This relates to the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, which bears more than a passing resemblance to the iPhone 3G / 3GS models. The claim goes as follows :
   "Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple's technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products."

Love


Czech President caught Stealing a Pen

  You can't do anything in this world without others eyes falling on you. Czech President Vaclav Klaus is the latest victim of being caught Stealing a Pen. This video has been viewed like a Wildfire on Youtube with half a million hits.Viewers don't have to know Spanish or Czech to get the idea. Red circles and arrows -- accompanied by comical music -- catch Klaus in the act as Chilean President Sebastian Pinera speaks during a news conference. President Klaus says   "All I have to say, it is not a pen but just a stylus," , and added that he takes things all the time. Klaus said he has a pen from October's NATO Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, and a notepad from the Latvian Parliament, among other souvenirs.
"It is what people do regularly. They keep notepads and pen from such events," he said. Watch the funny video here -

Behind Every Man, there is a Smart Woman

  It's a Universal Truth proven over time, there is a Woman behind every successful Man. Yes, Woman is Home to Love, care, affection, support ... the list is endless. But Man as always, deny this fact. I bet there have been thousands of Debates till date regarding this topic. I don't think its a point to debate, its a fact, a mutual understanding. Accept it as you accept life.
  However what sprung me up to make this post is different. Came across a Forward mail recently, which made me laugh off my heart. Here is the content of the mail -

WOMEN WHO KNOW THEIR PLACE
Barbara Walters, of 20/20, did a story on gender roles in Kabul , Afghanistan , several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands. She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women now seem happy to maintain the old custom. Ms Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, 'Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?'
The woman looked Ms Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said, “Land mines.

Moral of the story is (no matter what language you speak or where you go):
BEHIND EVERY MAN, THERE'S A SMART WOMAN

iPad 2 Available in India

  Yes, you heard it right. Apple iPad 2 is already available in Indian market via Homeshop 18. This has come as a surprise to Indian Tech lovers considering the long delay we had to face for the launch of the Original iPad in India. Starting at Rs. 34,900 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only Apple iPad 2, prices go up to Rs. 56,499 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G version. According to the site, the product will take 20 working days to deliver, roughly translating to a month of wait once you pay. Check out HomeShop18’s site here, where the Apple iPad 2 is listed.
Full list of prices at the time of writing can be found below (possibly subject to change):

$6,400 High Tech Toilet

  The world has evolved, even has a toilet into a High Tech toilet. Now what sort of features would you imagine can be integrated on a Toilet? Well, here is a list of what Kohler's Numi offers you -
  • Automatic Open/Close Lid - so that you'll never have to touch the seat(With hands ofcourse)
  • Heated Seat
  • Heating elements to keep your feet warm
  • Adjustable controls for Temperature and Water Pressure.
  • Illuminated Panel for Night use
  • A deodorizing element that sucks air from the bowl through a charcoal filter
  • And a Touch Screen Remote, through which you can listen to music, flush the toilet, control the position and do a dozen interesting functions!
Phew, Wish I could use one, just to know how it works! Here is the wickedly awesome Promo Video by Kohler

Sachin still excited to play at Wankhede

  First match after 2nd April on the same ground.What an unbelievable evening that was.I m so excited to step on the same field again today:-)
- @sachin_rt
  Sachin tweeted this today at 4pm(April 15) few hours before the IPL T20 match against Kochi Tuskers at the Wankhede Stadium.
  How many years has been the Master Blaster Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar being playing? 20 years? I guess its more than that. Countless matches, countless days, countless minutes, countless moment - and he is still excited to play at his Homeground- Wankehede Stadium. Around two weeks ago, on April 2nd, India created History lifting the World Cup. The whole team dedicated the Cup to the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who has had every other achievement in his record except this. Virat Kohli, one of the budding Indian youth quoted
  "... He has carried India on his shoulders for the past 21 years... its time we carried him on our shoulders..."

Free Shipping to India by Amazon UK- Limited Offer

 Amazon.co.uk is offering FREE Super Saver Delivery to certain countries till May 15 2011. The countries include Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa. So Indians, grab the opportunity now. The Super Saver program means you won't have to pay any shipping charges to Amazon if the total value of your order exceeds £25 for certain categories. The product categories that are eligible for free delivery currently include books, music and movies. This offer is given only by Amazon.co.uk and not applicable to Amazon.com or any other country domains.
  Those planning to make a purchase, there are 3 steps you should take care
  • Before you add a product to your shopping cart, make sure it is marked as "Delivered FREE with Super Saver Delivery."
  • Second, remember to select Super Saver as the delivery option under checkout else you'll have to pay shipping charges.
  • Finally, if you are ordering a DVD video or movie from Amazon, make sure that it is either region free or compatible with your DVD player (NTSC or PAL).

IPL or National Team?

  Recently IPL t20 has struck with a Crisis, the Sri Lankan Sports Minister Mahinadananda Althugamage has asked the Sri Lankan players in IPL t20 to return on May 5. The reason he points out is for the England tour, the Sri Lankan team is heading to England on May 10. But the weird thing is the First test kicks off only on May 26. This has created a confusion among the IPL Franchisees as the IPL has Sri Lankan players as the main Task force. This includes senior players such as Mahela Jayawardene(Kochi Tuskers), Dilshan(RCB), Sangakkara(Deccan Chargers) and IPL heroes like Malinga.

WordPress.com Blogs Compromised

  Automattic, the company that owns WordPress has admitted that their servers had been broken into exposing source codes of about 18 million blogs. It includes compromising some popular blogs like Techcrunch.com, TED etc. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg says

  “Tough note to communicate today: Automattic had a low-level (root) break-in to several of our servers, and potentially anything on those servers could have been revealed.
We have been diligently reviewing logs and records about the break-in to determine the extent of the information exposed, and re-securing avenues used to gain access. We presume our source code was exposed and copied. While much of our code is Open Source, there are sensitive bits of our and our partners’ code. Beyond that, however, it appears information disclosed was limited.”

Blog Contest!

   I've had experience with freebie sites and Online contests and here I am hosting one finally! Have been a part of take bigg , Lockerz, won an Ipod on the competition in Ebay and been a part of lot of contests. Ever since this craze had sprung up in me, I always wanted to host such contests. The only thing that pulled me down is to offer a worthy and catching Prize for the winner.
  And here I am introducing a Blog Contest. Hold on - I don't have a prize for the winner right now! I'm in contact with some awesome firms to come up(I'm trying my best as you read!) with a Prize, that would be worth to fight for. If any Sponsors are interested - here is the advantages you will get on doing it

Trivia Game - No Google to Solve!

 Any puzzle or quiz, the first thing that comes to you is Google It! This kills the whole charm of being in a game. Well Google has come forth with exactly a new system - A Google a Day provides unique trivial questions everyday, along with a search bar - optimised to NOT give you the results. Here is Google's question of the day
 
Certainly does'n ring any bells to me. But puzzle hunters! Here is a new challenge to YOU! Enjoy! 
Here is what Google has to say
   Just like traditional crossword puzzles, the difficulty of the questions increases over the course of the week, so by Thursday or Friday, even the most seasoned searcher may be stumped.
To prevent spoilers from appearing as you search the web, look for the answers on agoogleaday.com instead of regular google.com—we’ve made a special version of Google that excludes real-time updates and other things that are likely to include spoilers as people post the answers to the puzzle online.
Start playing A Google a Day now—visit agoogleaday.com or look for the puzzle in tomorrow’s New York Times, just above the crossword. The clues are currently only in English, but anyone can attempt to solve the puzzles. And let us know what you think on Twitter at @agoogleaday or at agoogleaday@google.com.


Zuckerberg to be kicked off Facebook?

Way to Exit?
 Seen the movie 'Social Network'? Eventhough Paul Ceglia's claim was put down in the movie(that was past), he has refiled a law suit against Facebook, and this time, he is well prepared. According to www.businessinsider.com, Paul has put forth a series of E-mail exchanges between him and Mark, exactly pointing towards a single conclusion. This is the most significant terms of evidence -
   The purported contract gave Ceglia a 50% ownership in “the face book” project in exchange for funding its initial development, as well as an additional 1% ownership of the project per day for every day that the project remained uncompleted past a certain launch date.
 This seriously puts Mark in trouble. Lets see where the Future of Facebook is heading.

Software Firm requires Nude Web Coders and Its making NEWS!

 Recently I made a post on the news I found on web - Software Firm requires Nude Web Coders, and surprisingly within a couple of days I get a mail from nma.tv making a comic animation on this, watch it here - Software Firm requires Nude Web Coders and they are Promoting. And now here is the next part! My blog has been tagged www.newsy.com, with reference to my comment, along with a video with my blog. Never thought this would make up such a fuss. Scroll down to watch the news. This is what newsy.com have quoted in an article -

  Nude House founder Chris Taylor says his company is the only one in the world, as far he knows, to offer naturists proper work. But at least one writer in the blogosphere just doesn’t get it.
“I totally don't understand the purpose of this, what does having clothes got to do with Coding?”

IPL T20 2011 - All you need to know

Update  Chennai Super Kings have reigned the IPL once again! With Gayle grabbing the Orange cap, and Malinga the Purple cap. Dhoni proves yet again his skills with Captaincy.

 The World Cup hype has not come to an end, and here IPL is already rocking the country. IPL Buzz is on all over India, the first three matches have already wrecked all possible emotions a cricket fan would have. With such huge franchisees and such action, I expect even more coming up. Here is the schedule of IPL, along with the details of each teams battling out its way to the title. Scroll down to find the complete schedule and team details.


IPL4 has introduced a New Qualifier system this Season. 


Indian Premier League Table

Schedule
Date                                             Venue                   Match
8th Apr, 4:00 PM CSK Win        Chennai                 Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
9th Apr, 4:00 PM  RR Win          Hyderabad            Deccan Chargers vs Rajasthan Royals 
9th Apr, 8:00 PM    RCB Win       Kochi                    Kochi Tuskers v Royal Challengers Bangalore
10th Apr, 4:00 PM  MI Win          Delhi                     Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians
10th Apr , 8:00 PM  PW Win        Mumbai                 Pune Warriors v Kings XI Punjab
11th Apr , 8:00 PM  KKR Win      Kolkata                 Kolkata Knight Riders v Deccan Chargers
12th Apr , 4:00 PM   RR Win         Jaipur                    Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils
12th Apr , 8:00 PM   MI Win         Bengaluru              Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians
13th Apr , 4:00 PM   Punjab Win   Mohali                  Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings
13th Apr , 8:00 PM   PW Win        Mumbai                Pune Warriors v Kochi Tuskers
14th Apr , 8:00 PM   DC Win         Hyderabad           Deccan Chargers v Royal Challengers Bangalore
15th Apr , 4:00 PM   KKR Win      Delhi                     Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders
15th Apr , 8:00 PM  KTK Win      Mumbai                Mumbai Indians v Kochi Tuskers
16th Apr , 4:00 PM   CSK Win      Chennai                Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore
16th Apr , 8:00 PM    Punjab Win   Hyderabad           Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab
17th Apr , 4:00 PM    DD Win        Mumbai                Pune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils
17th Apr , 8:00 PM    KKR Win     Jaipur                   Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders
18th Apr , 8:00 PM    KTK Win     Kochi                   Kochi Tuskers v Chennai Super Kings
19th Apr , 4:00 PM    DC Win        Delhi                    Delhi Daredevils v Deccan Chargers
19th Apr , 8:00 PM     NR              Bengaluru             Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals
20th Apr , 4:00 PM     MI Win       Mumbai               Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors
20th Apr , 8:00 PM     KTK Win    Kolkata               Kolkata Knight Riders v Kochi Tuskers
21st Apr , 8:00 PM     Punjab win   Mohali                 Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals
22rd Apr , 4:00 PM    RCB Win     Kolkata                Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore
22nd Apr , 8:00 PM    MI Win        Mumbai               Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings
23rd Apr , 8:00 PM    DD Win       Delhi                    Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab
24th Apr , 4:00 PM     MI Win       Hyderabad          Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians
24th Apr , 8:00 PM     RR Win       Jaipur                  Rajasthan Royals v Kochi Tuskers
25th Apr , 8:00 PM     CSK win     Chennai              Chennai Super Kings v Pune Warriors
26th Apr , 8:00 PM     RCB Win     Delhi                   Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore
27th Apr , 4:00 PM     CSK Win    Mumbai              Pune Warriors v Chennai Super Kings
27th Apr , 8:00 PM      DC Win      Kochi                 Kochi Tuskers v Deccan Chargers
28th Apr , 8:00 PM      KKR Win   Kolkata              Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils
29th Apr , 4:00 PM      RR Win      Jaipur                 Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians
29th Apr , 8:00 PM      RCB Win   Bengaluru           Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors
30th Apr , 4:00 PM      DD Win     Kochi                 Kochi Tuskers v Delhi Daredevils
30th Apr , 8:00 PM      KKR Win  Kolkata              Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab
1st May , 4:00 PM       RR Win      Jaipur                 Rajasthan Royals v Pune Warriors
1st May , 8:00 PM       CSK Win   Chennai              Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers
2nd May , 4:00 PM      MI Win      Mumbai             Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab
2nd May , 8:00 PM      KTK Win   Delhi                  Delhi Daredevils v Kochi Tuskers
3rd May , 8:00 PM      KKR Win   Hyderabad         Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders
4th May , 4:00 PM      CSK Win   Chennai              Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals
4th May , 8:00 PM       MI Win      Mumbai              Pune Warriors v Mumbai Indians
5th May , 4:00 PM       KTK Win  Kochi                 Kochi Tuskers v Kolkata Knight Riders
5th May , 8:00 PM       DD Win     Hyderabad         Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils
6th May , 8:00 PM       RCB Win   Bengaluru           Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab
7th May , 4:00 PM       KKR Win Kolkata              Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings
7th May , 8:00 PM       MI Win     Mumbai              Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils
8th May , 4:00 PM       RCB Win  Bengaluru            Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kochi Tuskers
8th May , 8:00 PM       PW Win    Mohali                Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors
9th May , 8:00 PM      CSK Win   Jaipur                 Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings
10th May , 4:00 PM     PW Win    Hyderabad          Deccan Chargers v Pune Warriors
10th May , 8:00 PM    Punjab Win Mohali                Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians
11th May , 8:00 PM    RCB Win    Jaipur                  Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore
12th May , 8:00 PM    CSK Win   Chennai              Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils
13th May , 8:00 PM    Punjab Win Indore                 Kochi Tuskers v Kings XI Punjab
14th May , 4:00 PM    DC Win     Mumbai              Mumbai Indians v Deccan Chargers
14th May , 8:00 PM    RCB Win   Bengaluru            Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders
15th May , 4:00 PM    Punjab Win Dharamsala    Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils
15th May , 8:00 PM    KTK Win  Indore                 Kochi Tuskers v Rajasthan Royals
16th May , 4:00 PM    KKR Win  Kolkata              Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians
16th May , 8:00 PM    DC Win     Mumbai              Pune Warriors v Deccan Chargers
18th May , 4:00 PM   Punjab WinDharamsala         Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore
18th May , 8:00 PM   CSK Win   Chennai              Chennai Super Kings v Kochi Tuskers
19th May , 8:00 PM   KKR Win   Mumbai              Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders
20th May , 8:00 PM    RR Win      Mumbai              Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals
21st May , 4:00 PM    DC Win     Dharamsala         Kings XI Punjab v Deccan Chargers
21st May , 8:00 PM    NR             Delhi                   Delhi Daredevils v Pune Warriors
22nd May , 4:00 PM   RCB Win   Bengaluru            Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings
22nd May , 8:00 PM   MI Win      Kolkata              Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians

24th May , 8:00 PM    CSK Win  Mumbai              Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings
25th May , 8:00 PM      MI Win    Mumbai              Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians
27th May , 8:00 PM     RCB Win Chennai              Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians
28th May , 8:00 PM    CSK!!!     Chennai              Chennai Super Kings v Winner of Qualifier 2


A huge month coming up! Here are the details of each IPL T20 2011 teams!

Bangalore Royal Challengers
IPL Team Owner: United Breweries Group - Vijay Mallaya
Captain: Daniel Vettori
Coach: Ray Jennings (SA)
Virat Kohli (retained), Zaheer Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Cheteshwar Pujara, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mohammed Kaif, T Dilshan, A B De Viliers, Daniel Vettori, Dirk Nannes, Charl Langeveldt, Luke Pomersbach, Johan van der Wath, Rile Rossouw, Nuwan Pradeep and Jonathan Vandlar.



Kolkata Knight Riders
IPL Team Owner: Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla
Captain: Gautam Gambhir
Coach: Dav Whatmore (AUS)
Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwari, L Balaji, Jaidev Unadkat, Jacques Kallis, Brad Haddin, Shakib Al Hasasn, Brett Lee, Eoin Morgan, Ryan ten Doeschate and James Pattinson



Kings Eleven Punjab
Team Owner: Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia, Mohit Burma
Captain: Adam Gilchrist
Coach: Michael Bevan (AUS)
Dinesh Karthik, Abhishek Nayar, Praveen Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Adam Gilchrist, Shaun Marsh, David Hussey, Stuart Broad, Ryan Harris, Dimitri Mascarenhas and Nathan Rimmington.


Chennai Super Kings
IPL Team Owner: India CementsIPL Team
Captain: MS DhoniIPL Team
Coach: Stephen Fleming (NZ)
M S Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Albie Morkel (all retained), Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, S Badrinath, Joginder sharma, Sudeep Tyagi, Michael Hussey, Dwayne Bravo, Doug Bollinger, scott Styris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suraj Randiv, George Bailey and Francois Du Plessis.

Delhi Daredevils
IPL Team Owner: GMR Holdings
Captain: Virender Sehwag
Coach: Greg Shipperd (AUS)
Virender Sehwag (retained), Irfan Pathan, Naman Ojha, Ajit Agarkar, Ashok Dinda, Umesh Yadav, Venugopal Rao, David Warner, James Hopes, Morne Morke l, Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, Roelof van der Merve, Andrew McDonand, Travis Birt, Colin Ingram and Robert Frylinck.

Rajasthan Royals
IPL Team Owner: Emerging Media, Lachlan Murdhoch
Captain: Shane Warne
Coach: Shane Warne (AUS)
Shane Warne, Shane Watson (both retained), Rahul Dravid, Pankaj Singh, Ross Taylor, Johan Botha, Paul Collingwood and Shaun Tait.



Mumbai Indians
IPL Team Owner: Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani
Captain: Sachin Tendulkar
Coach: Robin Singh (IND)
Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga (all retained), Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel, Andrew Symonds, David Jacobs, James Franklin, Clint McKay, Moises Henriques and Aiden Bllzzard.


Deccan Chargers
IPL Team Owner: Deccan Chronicle Holdings
Captain: Kumar Sangakkara
Coach: Darren Lehmann (AUS)
Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Amit Mishra, Manpreet Gony, Kevin Pietersen, Cameron White, Kumar Sangakkara, JP Duminy, Dale Steyn, Daniel Christian, Chris Lynn, Juan Theron and Michael Lumb.


Kochi Tuskers
IPL Team Owner: Kochi Cricket Pvt Ltd
Captain: Mahela Jayawardene
Coach: Geoff Lawson (AUS)
V V S Laxman, S Sreesanth, R P Singh, Parthiv Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Ramesh Powar, R Vinay Kumar, Mahela Jayawardene, Brendon McCullum, Steven Smith, M Muralidharan, Brad Hodge, Tisara Perera, Stephen O'Keefe, Owais Shah, Michael Klinger and John Hastings.


Pune Warriors
IPL Team Owner: Sahara Group
Captain: Yuvraj Singh
Coach: Geoff Robert Marsh (AUS)
Yuvraj Singh, Robin Uthappa, Ashish Nehra, Murali Kartik, Graeme Smith, Tim Paine, Agelo Mathews, Nathan McCullum, Callum Ferguson, Wayne Parnell, Mitchell Marsh, Jerome Taylor, Alfonson Thomas and Jesse Ryder.



All information as per given on www.buzzintown.com

Essential Widgets and Tweaks to your Blog(For Beginners)

  I'm an Amateur in blogging, and I'm trying to learn ways to optimise it. Last month I got Adsense approved, and since then I'm trying to pull in traffic, and add good content. In the race, I learned that you have to Read Blogs to make people read your blog. Go to other Blogs, comment your views, and its sure that their community would give a look at your too. But this is not it.
  Once they visit your blog, they might, read a post and move away just like that. Here comes your skill to make people stay and read more posts. For this purpose Ive added 3 widgets to the blog,
  • 'Recent Popular Posts' on the right sidebar - which shows the latest popular posts. You can configure the widget to make sure how the popularity is decided. You can find this widget in the Blogger widget list(Which you get by clicking Add Widget on the Design page of the blog)
  • 'Related Posts' which you can find right blow this post. This plays an important role in making people read other posts. And its important this widget catches eye, the Thumbnail view makes it more attractive. Ive typed down the steps to add this widget below. Any queries leave a comment!
  • The flash widget which shows all the labels. This makes the site attractive, make sure you add specific labels to attract traffic. The steps have been given below. Again, leave a comment if you need to know more details.
Now once you've made lots of posts on the blog, you'll feel that the posts made months ago, in which you had put in a lot of effort, are not getting the views you wished it got. Here comes the role of organizing the posts into label and framing a Menu Bar. This allows users to browse into the categories.

Software Firm requires Nude Web Coders and they are Promoting!

  Not long ago, I made a post on a Software Firm requiring Nude Web Coders. I thought it was just a hype for the moment, but traffic was flowing to my site for keywords such as 'Nude house', 'Nude house software' etc. Got a total of 260 views for the post, now what makes this more interesting is that I got a mail today morning, it looks like this -

 nma.tv is a comic website which makes Animations on current Buzz on the net, they put up competitions on Facebook to make Animations of the user submitted stories. Nice way to promote the video. So do you think, this video has something to do with the hiring company? Or is it just a prank? Scroll down for the comic animation and Share your views!

Nokia Drop

 Thanks to Anmol More for pointing me to this technology. Nokia Drop, is used to share Pictures, links or set pictures as Wallpapers from your Desktop/Laptop to your Symbian phone. Here is a clear intro on what the app does. 

All this looks like a fairy tale right? But the fact is it works flawlessly! I just tried it on my E72, eventhough Nokia Labs says its not compatible with my phone, it works! So here is what you have to do to get this app working.

Autograph

  The world has gone online, so have I. I'm opening up a page exclusively for each and every one of my batch-mates of School of Engineering, Cusat to scribble on a few words, a few words to be cherished for the rest of my life.
  This page will be open to all, you can fetch you friends contact numbers anytime you need. Make sure you include the following details -

Gmail Rolls out New Features

  Ive been using Gmail as my primary mail ever since I got deep into this World. When I just entered Internet, I had a craze for creating Email ids on all domains. I had one for Yahoo, Sify, Hotmail, Rediffmail etc. Initially I used Rediffmail more, it was only later a friend of mine, Vaishakh asked me whether I needed an invite to Gmail. First I was surprised to see the Invite system for a mail, but then I accepted the invitation. And from then on Ive been using only Gmail. Now I use Yahoo as my secondary mail id, and others - haven't logged in for years.
 I was surprised to see this feature on Gmail recently. When I had to mail my friend the details of the format of Project report, I copy pasted a text to mail. But when I clicked on 'Send' I got a dialogue box which looked
like this


I don't know if I'm noticing this feature late, but I pretty much liked it. Have you come across any such feature? Please share below!

Software Firm requires Nude Web Coders

  I totally don't understand the purpose of this, what does having clothes got to do with Coding? Here is the post I found at web.orange.co.uk

  Buckinghamshire computer software company is looking to recruit female web coders who are prepared to work naked. Nude House, where staff work as nature intended in a "warm and private" naturist office environment in Amersham, also wants naked male and female sales staff.
Company spokesman Chris Taylor told The Register: 
  "As far as I am aware this is not only the first UK office job for naturists in web-coding or web-selling, but is also the first worldwide facility for naturists to earn substantial sums of money from work that incidentally provides them with the capability to work entirely without clothes. Because it is the first establishment in the world it is difficult to advertise - many seem to confuse the issue of being without clothes as being a place without concerns for personal freedom, where sex is paramount in its many varied forms. Sex does not play a part in naturism - yes one is aware of differences in sex and size and shape and age of everyone, but the concern is on sales and technical ability, not availability."

Keyboard shortcuts for Facebook


  Programmers and developers are trying to reduce the usage of a mouse to point to activities, which tends to slow down their work. Shortcuts and Hotkeys are being popular. And now in the world of Social Network, especially Facebook, you can use them too. Here are a list of some useful shortcuts.


Here is the list of Keyboard Shortcut combinations which you could try in Facebook by using Google Chrome.

Alt+1 : Return to Home
Alt+2 : To view the Wall tab
Alt+3 : To pull down the Friends Requests list
Alt+4 : To retrieve the Messages list
Alt+5 : To call out the Notification list
Alt+6 : Account setting page
Alt+7 : Account privacy configuration.
Alt+8 : Facebook fans group page
Alt+9 : Facebook?s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities
Alt+0 : Facebook Help Center
Alt+m : Create new message
Alt+? : Cursor in the Search Box


Here is the list of Keyboard Shortcut combinations which you could try in Facebook by using Firefox.

Anonymous attacks SONY!

  Yesterday I had posted an article regarding how Anonymous has threatened SONY, read it here - Sony threatened by Anonymous. Now, Anonymous has claimed responsible for users not being able to access the Sony Website or the Playstation Network. Yes, the attack has begun, although SONY claims it as Sporadic maintenance in a tweet -
So what do you think? Has Anonymous struck? And did Sony do right provoking Anonymous by their acts earlier? Comment your views!