December 29, 2011

Anna In North Korea

From one leader to another

MMRDA crowd Anna Hazare
North Korea crowd

December 28, 2011

100th 100

12th of March was his last International Century

I have been waiting for my 100th post since 15th July

On Twitter I am following 99 people... waiting to follow SRT when he does his 100th

Hope it is at MCG... and the wait will be over!

Update - Sachin out @ 73.. WAIT CONTINUES...

Update 2 : 16th March 2012 Feat achieved - now following 100 SRT as the 100th

December 25, 2011

Bada din Mubarak

December 14, 2011

Confused - Where to Look?

where men look when women bend

MS Dhoni with Female Fan
Politically correct Sachin Tendulkar

obama @ G8
Barack Obama

December 13, 2011

Indian Celebrity Deaths: 2011 Famous Deaths List

The year 2011 - Fond Farewells
List of personalities and luminaries from India who passed away this year!


Sarekoppa Bangarappa
Satyadev Dubey
Mario Miranda
Ambika Charan Choudhury
Dev Anand

Sultan Khan
Har Gobind Khorana
Bhupen Hazarika

Jagjit Singh

Surinder Kapoor
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Gautam Rajadhyaksha
Jag Mundhra

Shammi Kapoor
P. C. Alexander

Rasika Joshi

Asad Ali Khan
Jyotirmoy Dey
M. F. Husain
Bhajan Lal

Sathya Sai Baba
Dorjee Khandu

Bob Christo
Navin Nischol
Arjun Singh
Goga Kapoor

Anant Pai

Bhimsen Joshi
Bali Ram Bhagat
Vivek Shauq

RIP and fond remembrance
Please suggest names of Famous celebrities which may have been missed

Deaths of famous and notable people from India in 2012

November 17, 2011

Confused Sachin

100th 100

November 15, 2011

Laugh - Joke !

Confused Joke

Joke of today

November 09, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi's Hidden Riches Astound - JOKE

Gaddafi Incorporated

November 03, 2011

Unintentionally Funny, Must-Watch Bollywood Movies: Ra.One

Joke of the day - The Vigil Idiot


October 30, 2011

Proud Indian

Sachin at the finishing line of BIC Indian F1

October 29, 2011

कहने की सीमा होती... सहने की भी सीमा होती है

Sayali accuses Amitabh
Sayali Bhagat accuses Amitabh Bachchan

कुछ सोच समझकर अपमान करो मेरा’
अशा शब्दांत महानायक अमिताभ बच्चन यांनी आज ‘इंटरनेट’च्या माध्यमातून होणार्‍या आपल्या बदनामीवर संताप व्यक्त केला. अमिताभ बच्चन यांच्या चाहत्यांसहीत बॉलीवूडमधूनही या प्रकारावर संतप्त प्रतिक्रिया उमटल्या आहेत.
‘ट्विटर’वर अमिताभ यांचा बनावट आयडी बनवून शाहरुखच्या रा-वन वर टिप्पणी करण्यात आली होती. या प्रकाराने अमिताभ दुखावले आहेत. मी हा चित्रपट अजून पाहिलेलाच नाही तर त्यावर टिप्पणी कशी काय करीन! गेल्या काही दिवसांपासून माझ्या नावाने वा माझ्याबद्दल जे लिहिले जात आहे त्यानेे मला मोठा मनस्ताप झाला आहे. मी अजूनही गप्प आहे त्याचा चुकीचा अर्थ कोणी लावू नये. माझ्यावर निशाणा साधताना शंभर वेळा विचार करा असा इशाराही अमिताभ यांनी दिला. आपले म्हणणे समजण्यात कोणीही गफलत करू नये म्हणून आधी हिंदीत आणि नंतर इंग्रजीतही अमिताभ यांनी ‘ट्विट’ केले.

(Marathi - Daily Saamana)

October 25, 2011

“Diwali ki Hardik Shubhkamnayein”

Deepavali ki Shubhkamnayein

Aapko Deepavali ki Shubhkamnayein..

October 18, 2011

Dadari Mela Ballia

Ballia Station

See more pictures of ददरी मेला here and here

ददरी के मेला

- Posted by kaushikey

फ़रहर डेगर गर , चल चले के सरसर ।
मेला ददरी जायेके , गंगाजी नहायेके ,
मुंह हाथ धोई के पानी मे समाये के ,
देहि करी थरथर ,
... धोती करी फ़रफ़र , चल चले के सर सर ।
बैल जाई बेचे के , लीटी परी सेंके के ,
सातू खा के गप - गप , मुरई चबाये के ,
मुरई करी कर कर ,
लोर गिरी भर भर , चल चले के सर सर
मुंह ला के बानर के , लोग के डेरावे के ,
चरखी ले हाथ मे , ठाट से उड़ावे के ,
चरखी करे चर चर ,
धक्का देके दर दर , चल चले के सर सर ।
सरकस होई खेला , लागल रही मेला ,
टाटी फ़ार के घूसे के , चलत रही ढेला ,
ढेला गिरी भर भर ।
कही केहू धर धर , भाग चले के सर सर ।

via शिवकुमार सिंह कौशिकेय

ददरी मेले के भीड़ को नियंत्रित करने में पुलिस हलकान !

October 17, 2011

Lord Dattatreya - Datta Guru

Shri Dattatreya

दत्तात्रेय भगवान

भगवान दत्तात्रेय

October 13, 2011

No one wants to die - Steve Jobs

Life and Times of Steve Jobs - Infographic World

Created by: Infographic World

Still Confused: 'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs:

October 06, 2011

'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs

This is a prepared text of the Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, on June 12, 2005.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just #three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?
It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: "We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?" They said: "Of course." My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents' savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn't have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn't know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down - that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple's current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.

My third story is about #death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn't even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor's code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you'd have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I'm fine now.

This was the closest I've been to facing death, and I hope it's the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish

Thank you all very much.

October 05, 2011

Festival Wishes


September 22, 2011

Confused - Joke of the Day

Confused Joke

Click for another confused joke of the day!

September 20, 2011

Now that's an inbox!

Counfused about unread emails..


September 09, 2011

Khairatabad Ganesh Video

Jai dev Jai dev - Images

September 05, 2011

Ganpati gold mine

Donations in Gold to GOD!

September 03, 2011

Ganesh Chaturthi Images



Jai Dev

See video here

September 02, 2011

Hyderabad Ganpati

2011 Design for Khairatabad Ganpati


This was is 2010
Khairatabad Ganpati


Still Confused: Jay dev jai dev jay mangal murti

More: Ganesh Chaturthi Images

Confused Message

August 30, 2011

SIBER School of Management

Coordinates: 16°41'16"N 74°15'7"E
Chatrapati Shahu Institute of Busines Education & Research (SIBER) (Kolhapur)


Hang Out

Another Kolhapur Fav: Phadtare’s Misal-Pav Centre, Images.

Life still goes on..

Still Confused: IMAGES MUMBAI MAHYEM 2005

Gallery: MiDday » Mumbai almost drowns, but life still goes on... » rainy10-sl.jpg

August 10, 2011

Solomon Grundy!

Solomon Grundy

This is how I learnt the days of the week!

Nursery Rhyme

Remember Anyone?? Nursery Rhyme

For the new movie visit here

August 09, 2011

London Rioting Map

Where is London blazing.. see on the map

London Riot

Riot Map

FB msg that seemed to have triggered the mass #LondonRiots

Carnage Markets hit 14-month low - GOLD HIGH

Gold Chart - Thank you S&P

August 05, 2011

Phadtare’s Misal-Pav Centre, Kolhapur.

Phadtare’s Udyam Nagar


Thank you team bhp for th pics

misal recipe marathi

Cannot stop myself from posting this!!

How to reach PHADTARE MISAL (Shivaji Udyamnagar, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416012) from railway station

200 and counting..

Counting 200

Meantime somewhere on my other blog --
"Thinking Alound" waiting for the 100th 100!
99 Posts, last published on Jul 15, 2011

August 03, 2011

Divide Andhra

Unique way to settle the Telangana issue!

Amul Ads

August 02, 2011

My Stats

Ranking snapshot

I am working out...

July 30, 2011

Future of India !

July 29, 2011

Amaron Silver Ting Silver Tong

The new Amaraon TVC - Funny ad, deviation from their very popular claymation series

July 27, 2011

Give it to me Baby !

hina rabbani khar
SM Krishna with Hina Rabbani Khar

Kashmir nahi dunga...

First Indian Car

See Here Ambassador Variants

July 26, 2011

Blog Law: Photo Use and Etiquette

Hello, and welcome to Saving For Someday. My name is Sara and since I was a child I've kept a list of all the things I want to do 'someday'. I know that by making informed choices about spending that I can - and will - be able to make my Somedays happen. Join me as I find ways to stop wishing and start doing!

Most SEO experts suggest using at least one photo in every blog post. From an aesthetic perspective it’s a good idea, especially when the photo has something to do with the content. Photos and images are especially important for food blogs. And, of course, there is that “A picture is worth a thousand words” adage.

I always thought everyone knew that copying and pasting photos found on the internet was a definite no-no given that nearly every image created in the last 30 years is still protected by copyright, whether here in the US or from another country extending such rights. Boy was I wrong! When I spoke at Blissdom, one of the questions I asked of the audience was how many people have had a photo stolen. Nearly every hand in the room went up. WOW! We’re talking about fifty-some people (probably more). I went on to ask how many people have used Google Images to find photos. Quite a few hands went up.

Today I want to discuss using photos found online. I will not talk about using images from a brand’s website. The focus is on those images and photos found by searching the internet and coming up with page after page of images that may be suitable for your needs.

What is Copyright? Copyright is protection created by the US Constitution that give virtually every author the exclusive right to use or reproduce their work. This is a federal law and therefore uniform across all states. And, as the US Government has signed on to a variety of international copyright agreements protection is essentially world-wide.

US Copyright is a protection that applies to original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium. “Original” means that an author produced a work by his or her own intellectual effort instead of copying or modifying it from an existing work. “Fixed in a tangible medium” means that the work is able to be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated. Your blog is the necessary ‘tangible medium’. (17 USC 102)

Nearly every photo taken gives the author (the one who takes the photo) a protectable right to prevent others from using or reproducing that image. Of course there are exceptions, but generally, the photographer owns the copyright. This is actually very important to know should you ever hand your camera to someone else to take a photo. That’s a completely different discussion, but don’t get offended if you ask your photographer friend to use her camera and she says no.

How do I get a Copyright? Copyright is automatic upon creation of an original work of authorship. With regard to photography, with few exceptions, every image is accepted to be covered by copyright upon putting the photo onto a hard drive or similar device.

If the photo is only on your hard drive there really is no significant issue regarding unauthorized copying. It’s when you upload your photo to a photo sharing site, your website, your blog, Twitter, Facebook, or other social media platform when the potential for someone to use your image comes into play.

There is often a misconception that you have to ‘do something’ to get a copyright. That is not true. And no, you don’t have to mail yourself a copy (often referred to as the “poor man’s copyright”). The current version of the Copyright Act does not require any filings to obtain a copyright.

However, if you wish to purse an infringement lawsuit you will first need to obtain a registration with the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress. (I will not discuss this process here, that’s for another day.)

Can I Use Photos or Images from the Internet? NO! Well, maybe. Possibly. As a general rule, just assume that if you find an image on the internet that it is covered by copyright. Do not just ‘right click/save’ and put it on your website or blog or other social media platform or even use it on print materials. If you can find the source of the image you can then determine if they grant a license, such as creative commons, or offer it in the public domain. If they do offer a license, either free or for a fee, comply with the license and follow their rules and you’re good to go. Just know what you must do.

NOTE: finding something on the internet DOES NOT mean it is in the public domain. “Public domain” is a term of art and referes to a legal rule that means a work is no longer covered by copyright.

Can I Give a Link Back and Use the Photo? Uh, NO! Often referred to as the ‘hat tip’ or ‘shout out’, many feel that if they give the photographer credit of some form then they’re good to go.
WRONG! Of course you need to give credit if that is what the license requires, but then you actually have permission. Just telling people who took the photo will not protect you if the author did not give you permission to use the image.

There is a big misconception that people want you to share their photos with your friends, family, readers, etc. Not always true. And while the majority of photographers really won’t mind, there are many who do and many who will not hesitate to take down your site for using their images.

If I’ll Get Caught Maybe I Just Won’t Link Back Even worse! Now you’re claiming it as your own and that is sure to anger the photographer. If you don’t want to link or give credit, either take the photo yourself or find images that are in the pubic domain.

But the Photo Did Not have a Copyright Notice On It! Then, if you want to use the photo, that should alert you to do some extra work to find out who owns the image. Copyright laws do not require the author to include a copyright notice. Yes, having one makes it easier to find out to whom you need to go for licensing. However, the lack of a copyright notice does not mean it is in the public domain or yours for the taking.

Where Can I Find Quality Images I Can Legally Use? There are a number of stock photo sources that offer free or low cost options. The following is not a comprehensive list, just the ones I like to use. Read over the rules so you know exactly what type of attribution is required.

Morgue File
Flickr Creative Commons Group

User Beware! Many photographers are embedding their copyright information into the source code for the image, so even if you crop out copyright notices, crop the photo to a size you want, right click instead of download, take a screen cap, or other ways of saving understand that the author may still be able to track your posting of their image online. In addition, just like that game Six Degree of Kevin Bacon you never know who knows someone and you’d be surprises how protective people are of their photos.

Conclusion Before taking any photo off the internet, get permission! Whether it be via a free license such as creative commons, paying for the license through a stock photo site, or using images known to be in the public domain get permission to use the image. It doesn’t take a lot of time to find a quality image. It surely takes much less time than what you’d have to spend if you get a cease and desist or DMCA take down notice.

Disclosure: Writer is an attorney, but not yours. The information provided herein is not legal advice and should not be construed as such. Your reading this does not create an attorney/client relationship.
I am providing the above for informational purposes only from Sara's site.
Thank You Sara

Kalmhajini - Releasing shortly

Kalmadi becomes a Ghajini