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New Feature from Twitter

November 11, 09 by Bharani

Twitter is rolling out features one after the other in a very subtle manner. I like the way this particular feature was rolled out! and ofcourse, I like this feature…It was long missing…Now, you can see a snapshot of who “retweeted” your “tweets” along with your original tweet ๐Ÿ™‚

I definitely cant do this!

August 10, 09 by Bharani

Plays a Guitar Video Game at expert mode on one hand, not looking straight but through a mirror… and solves two rubik cubes using the other hand…Amazing stuff! Even….Even if it’s staged, it’s not easy ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great stuff really.

Domain Checker!

July 11, 08 by Bharani

A useful little tool to quickly check if a domain that you have in your mind is available or not! What I like about this is the option to check out multiple domains in a single try!

Check it out…might be useful for domain hunters ๐Ÿ™‚

Domain Availability checker

Bloggers @ MIH!

March 07, 07 by Bharani

Recently, I got to know a few bloggers within my firm. It’s refreshing to see different type of bloggers around like Entrepreneur, Blogging and community platform product managers, A photo blogger who is a hardcore web graphics designer….Of these 4, 3 have their own registered domain names! Though Karthik does not have his own domain name, he has been blogging for almost 5 years now…

Ruban Phakan [Tidal Brainwave]
Shashwat [I am imified!]
Rahul Razdan [Swadeshe]
Karthik Kannan

There is a common thread among all these 4 people…they are extremely passionate about what they do!


November 26, 06 by Bharani

Somehow the trend of popularizing the Indian cricketers after just one or two top performances should stop…Even if it is a good product, if it is endorsed by ANY of the indian cricketers..I am going to think twice about the product…

I am not expressing my anger against Indian cricketers..I am not expressing my anger against Indian team’s performance…Because that is not going cause anything beneficial…But I am going to shut my senses against the products endorsed by cricketers. Call it consumerGiri!!!


October 02, 06 by Bharani

I was searching for Gandhigiri in Google and found this website dedicated for preaching “Gandhigiri”…The website aims at gathering real-life stories of implementing Gandhigiri, at finding a way to protest against an issue and in creating hype around an issue…

LRM has definitely done something positive to the society…During a television news clipping, a journalist was reporting about the rejuvenation of Gandhi and his principles. She was reporting about the growing demand for Gandhian products (Khadi, Gandhi embossed cups,t-shirts,caps etc.,)…

For more than 50 years, not many thought about gandhian principles in real-life..It took just LRM to bring about some change (however minutest/major it is)…It seriously leaves me wondering at the power of “presenting” the message…


September 07, 06 by Bharani

Ganesh Immersion in Hyderabad is an event of great significance (though not as much as in Mumbai or Pune). Addressed as “Nimajjanam” in Telugu and “Visarjan” in Hindi, this event even forces many firms to shift the working hours or announce an holiday on the day of immersion. Unlike Mumbai, Chennai or Pune where the immersion is done at sea, the immersion in hyderabad is done in the lake. That’s quite unique. Given the number of statues that are being immersed, I would say Hussain sagar lake is overloaded. I like the passion and energy that people display during this event….The drum-beats blow you away…

Take a look at the pictures taken during this year’s immersion.

Ganesh Immersion 2006 – Set 1 [www.idlebrain.com]
Ganesh Immersion 2006 – Set 2 [www.idlebrain.com]
Ganesh Immersion 2006 – Set 3 [www.idlebrain.com]

Pictures of previous year immersion:
2005, 2004, 2003 Snaps

What surprises me the most is the creativity of the sculptors in shaping up Lord Ganesh into different avatars. The following statue totally blew me away…

I am not sure if we can display our creativity in re-shaping the image of gods so liberally….I can’t imagine Lord Ganesh in any other way than his traditional form.

Steve Irwin – Video Footage?

September 05, 06 by Bharani

Ever since I heard the news, it disturbed me a lot. Steve Irwin is a kind of character who will be missed immensly. His passion for animals and solid courage to get up-close with lethal beasts stands out…It is a shocking coincidence that he was killed while he was filming for a documentary called “Ocean’s deadliest” (A project with his daughter Bindi).

A death completely undeserved. A person who cherishes facing dangerous animals face-to-face to be killed by an unexpected creature in an unexpected way is totally undeserving…The death of this mortal has immortalized the same mortal in the books of history, the channels of geography and hearts of his admirers…

I feel bad to write this…but I actually searched for the video footage of the accident in the internet…found the following quotes…and am struck in awe for him…

“…The first e-mail question The National Ledger received after we published the fact that there was a video of the actual sting to the heart was “How long until this is plastered all over the web?”

I hope never – but the answer may not be what you think.

A report from Contact Music UK claims Irwin’s family are determined to respect his last wishes and allow the harrowing footage to be broadcast…”

…CMUK reports that Irwin once insisted, “My number one rule is to keep that camera rolling. Even if it’s shaky or slightly out of focus, I don’t give a rip. “Even if a big old alligator is chewing me up I want to go down and go, ‘Crikey!’ just before I die. That would be the ultimate for me.”

An insider tells British newspaper the Daily Star, “This is exactly what Steve would have wanted. He knew the dangers and was totally up for the cameras to get everything.”

If that was indeed his wish and if it is broadcast, I hope it is with the family’s blessing on a TV show. I certainly hope it does not leak to the web first.

– http://www.nationalledger.com/artman/publish/article_27268187.shtml

BlogDay – August 31st!

August 31, 06 by Bharani

Learnt from Kiruba’s blog that it is BlogDay today. One is supposed to write about 5 blogs that he/she likes. I am going to make some leeway here..by writing about 7 blogs! Here goes my list…

Vasanth Dharmaraj’s Blog:
A Techno-freak, I can say. He loves technology more than anybody else in this lot. He will be one of the first-time purchasers for electronic gadgets (Innovators in MBA parlance). He writes about his passion like programming, gadgets, F1, X-box and much more. The longest existing blog in this lot and probably the only one who has his own domain name for very long time.

Ramki’s Blog:
Ramki is a Hard-core techie with years of experience in Telecom related software and hardware. He writes about Technology, Web 2.0, Sports (Football and cricket) and movies. Lot of potential. [Management graduate from ISB]

Ramkumar’s Blog:
A trained Mirudangam artist who weaves magic with his 10 fingers. He is from Chip design background and he writes about carnatic music (The most comprehensive in carnatic music arguably) and his life. Do check out his diary about ISB life. [Management graduate from ISB]

Girish Krishnan’s Blog:
A typical software professional with MBA. My flatmate. He writes about Technology, Web 2.0, MBA nuggets and watch out for his occasional well-researched articles. Humorous blog in this lot…[Management graduate from ISB]

Vijay Mulbagal’s Blog:
The most experienced person in this list. A banker by profession in the past and management consultant now. Avid reader. He writes about MBA, Career [Consulting], books etc., Has very good command over language. [Management graduate from ISB]

IndianBlogger’ Blog:
The second oldest blog in this lot. Currently pursuing his MBA in Queen’s university, Canada. He writes about his MBA life @ queen’s university. Great information gatherer. Very informative blog and focusses mostly on business related news and posts. Very under-rated blog…Deserves more visibility.

Bipin Nambiar’s Blog:
My ex-employer’s blog. An Entrepreneur by heart and by life. He shares his wisdom through his space. He also shares his experiences in Europe.

There seems a significant focus on Technology, Business, Entrepreneurship in the above list!

…in the Top 100!

August 28, 06 by Bharani

I was surprised to see my blog in the “Blogstreet Top 100″ list :) My blog was ranked 57th out of possible 4101 blogs…not bad..BlogStreet has authorized the Top 100 blogs to place the following image in their blogs…


I feel sad that I have to build this value all over again with my new URL…:(