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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Neopoleon : Excel as a database

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Casino Royale : finally post-Connery Bond comes of Age

This flick is more espionage than all the post-Connery bond ventures. Craig looks like a serious agent and not like a lost englishman .... good stunts ... this one is worth a view ... finally.

Sunday, October 29, 2006


Interesting news.....though 99.99999325% chance of another hoax!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Qriosity 2006 - Quiz in memory of Subho da


Home About Enquiry Quizzes Links


Date : Saturday, 23rd September 2006
Time : 1 P.M.
Reporting time : 12.30 P.M.
Quizmaster : Prof Abhijit Gupta
Prof Samantak Das
Registration : both online, and at the venue from 12 Noon
Venue : T.T.Room , Jadavpur University (Ground floor, A C Canteen)
Rules for participating
  1. Each team must have three members
  2. There can be any number of teams from a particular institution
  3. The three members of a team must all study in college/university
  4. Forming of cross-teams is permitted in the sense that you can team up with a college/university student only if you are a college/university student yourself.
  5. Participants must bring their institutional identity cards. Without proper identification, participation may be cancelled

Registration form (fields marked * are necessary)
Institution name : *
School team or College/University team : *
Team name :
Member no. 1 (Team Captain) : * ph. no.
Member no. 2 : ph. no.
Member no. 3 : ph. no.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

One more round to go......

A brilliantly written song -

I've never had what I wanted
I had to fight for what I've got
I'd gamble with anything to keep from feeling
Like a dime in a dollar slot

But that's alright
I've got one more pitch to throw
I'd better hang on to myself tonight
I've got one more round to go

I've always had too much ambition
And it's making me a wreck
I'm bad with small talk,
Feel like I've got the hand, but not a full deck

But that's alright
I've got one more ace to show
I'd better hang on to myself tonight
I've got one more round to go

Oh, all that I want is to be left alone
But they keep calling, thinking I'm stalling
Oh, all that they want -give it heart
Give it soul, don't forget rock and roll
And by morning, need it by morning
They say, "Let's go"

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Right to Information

This comes from a dear friend, and something I strongly support.

I feel it is necessary to be aware of the RTI act as a
powerful tool to reduce corruption and how the
proposed amendment to it can make it virtually
useless. Here are some liks, visit them if you like:

google video by parivartan on RTI:

Here is a small news update on the issue:
RTI Update

Saturday, August 19, 2006

RTP - I am not dead yet!

The subject pretty much proves the theorem, and for those who r still not convinced, this is a pic I took from moving Rajdhani Express using just a cell! Looking at it, must say NatGeo should watch out!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A timeless answer to a probing question

Q: Why must we put on our pants one leg at a time?

Ans: If we jumped into our pants simultaneously placing both legs in at one
time, we would land heavily on the ground. As a majority of us are getting dressed at the same time of the morning, the cumulative effect would Cause an earth tremor. Due to the use of time zones, the tremor established In Eastern Time would arrive in the central zone at precisely the moment all those people were jumping into their pants. The tremor would increase in size exponentially, and proceed west to combine with the mountain zone folks as they get dressed. As this cycle encircles the globe, it would feed upon the next day's Tremor and eventually cause the earth's crust to break apart and float into space. This is why we put our pants on one leg at a time.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Code releases this Friday

Even the Indian Govt shows some sense at times. Talk about exceptions proving the rules!!

After watching the controversial film Da Vinci Code at a special show in New Delhi on Thursday, the Censor Board has cleared the film with an 'Adult' certificate.

The film has been cleared without cuts, but it will carry a disclaimer at the beginning and at the end.

Leaders of the Christian community in India had asked for a disclaimer, an 'Adult' certificate and some cuts before the film is released in theatres in India on Friday.

The religious leaders watched director Ron Howard's latest film in New Delhi on Wednesday and met in the capital on Thursday to give their joint response to Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Das Munsi.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Reservations in India

First, serious stuff. these folks are really fighting a battle for thr country. kudos to them and best wishes....this unfortunate country can only be saved by the youth. Pay them a well-deserved visit:

Here is an awesome mail I received about reservations.

I think we should have job reservations in all the fields. I completely support the PM and all the politicians for promoting this. Let's start the reservation with our cricket team. We should have 10 percent reservation for muslims. 30 percent for OBC, SC/ST like that. Cricket rules should be modified accordingly. The boundary circle should be reduced for an SC/ST player. The four hit by an OBC player should be considered as a six and a six hit by a OBC player should be counted as 8 runs. An OBC player scoring 60 runs should be declared as a century.
We should influence ICC and make rules so that the pace bowlers like Shoaib Akhtar should not bowl fast balls to our OBC player. Bowlers should bowl maximum speed of 80 kilometer per hour to an OBC player. Any delivery above this speed should be made illegal.
Also we should have reservation in Olympics. In the 100 meters race, an OBC player should be given a gold medal if he runs 80 meters.
There can be reservation in Government jobs also. Let's recruit SC/ST and OBC pilots for aircrafts which are carrying the ministers and
politicians (that can really help the country.. )
Ensure that only SC/ST and OBC doctors do the operations for the ministers and other politicians. (Another way of saving the country..)
Let's be creative and think of ways and means to guide INDIA forward...
Let's show the world that INDIA is a GREAT country. Let's be proud of being an INDIAN..
May the good breed of politicans like ARJUN SINGH long live...

Monday, May 15, 2006


This is a really cool article from on Google!

In a few short years, Google has turned from a simple and popular
company into a complicated and controversial one

MATHEMATICALLY confident drivers stuck in the usual jam on highway 101
through Silicon Valley were recently able to pass time contemplating a
billboard that read: "{first 10-digit prime found in consecutive digits
of E}.com." The number in question, 7427466391, is a sequence that
starts at the 101st digit of E, a constant that is the base of the
natural logarithm. The select few who worked this out and made it to
the right website then encountered a "harder" riddle. Solving it led to
another web page where they were finally invited to submit their
curriculum vitae.

If a billboard can capture the soul of a company, this one did, because
the anonymous advertiser was Google[1], whose main product is the
world's most popular internet search engine. With its presumptuous
humour, its mathematical obsessions, its easy, arrogant belief that it
is the natural home for geniuses, the billboard spoke of a company that
thinks it has taken its rightful place as the leader of the technology
industry, a position occupied for the past 15 years by Microsoft.

In tone, the billboard was "googley", as the firm's employees like to
say. That adjective, says one spokeswoman, evokes a "humble,
cosmopolitan, different, toned-down" classiness. A good demonstration
of googley-ness came in the speeches at a conference in Las Vegas this
year. Whereas the bosses of other technology companies welcomed the
audience into the auditorium with flashing lights and blasting rock
music, Google played Bach's Brandenburg Concerto Number Three and had a
thought puzzle waiting on every seat. The billboard was also googley in
that, like Google's home page, it had visual simplicity that belied the
sophistication of its content. To outsiders, however, googley-ness
often implies audacious ambition, a missionary calling to improve the
world and the equation of nerdiness with virtue.

The main symptom of this, prominently displayed on the billboard, is a
deification of mathematics. Google constantly leaves numerical puns and
riddles for those who care to look in the right places. When it filed
the regulatory documents for its stockmarket listing in 2004, it said
that it planned to raise $2,718,281,828, which is $E billion to the
nearest dollar. A year later, it filed again to sell another batch of
shares--precisely 14,159,265, which represents the first eight digits
after the decimal in the number PI (3.14159265).

The mathematics comes from the founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
The Russian-born Mr Brin is the son of a professor of statistics and
probability and a mother who works at NASA; Mr Page is the son of two
computer-science teachers. The breakthrough that made their search
engine so popular was the realisation that the chaos of the internet
had an implicit mathematical order. By counting, weighting and
calculating the link structures between web pages, Messrs Page and Brin
were able to return search results more relevant than those of any
other search engine.

So far, they have maintained this superiority. Danny Sullivan, the
editor of SEARCH ENGINE WATCH[2], an online industry newsletter, ranks
Google as the best search engine, Yahoo![3] as second-best, Ask[4] (the
re-named Ask Jeeves) third, and Microsoft's MSN[5] last among the big
four. Google's share of searches has gone up almost every month of the
past year. Including those on AOL[6], an internet portal that uses
Google's search technology, Google had half of all searches in March.
Excluding AOL, the figure was 43%. This is why people "google"--rather
than, say, "yahoo"--their driving directions, dates and recipes.

Mathematical prowess is also behind the other half of Google's success:
its ability to turn all those searches into money. Unlike software
companies such as Microsoft which get most of their revenues from
licence fees, Google is primarily an advertising agency. It does not
sell the usual sort of advertising, in which an advertiser places a
display on a page and pays per thousand visitor "impressions" (views):
it has perfected the more efficient genre of "pay-per-click"
advertising. It places little text advertisements ("sponsored links")
on a page in an order determined by auction among the advertisers. But
these advertisers pay only once an internet user actually clicks on
their links (thereby expressing an interest in buying). This works best
on the pages of search results, which account for over half of the
firm's revenues, because the users' keywords allow Google to place
relevant advertisements on the page. But it also works on other web
pages, such as blogs or newspaper articles, that sign up to be part of
Google's "network".

These two interlocking "engines"--the search algorithms coupled with
the advertising algorithms--are the motor that powers Google's growth
in revenues ($6.1 billion last year) and profits ($1.5 billion), as
well as its $117 billion market capitalisation. Its horsepower is the
reason why Andy Bechtolsheim, Google's first investor (as well as a
co-founder of Sun Microsystems, a big computer-maker) still holds on to
all his shares in the firm. It's all about advertisers "bidding up the
keywords" in Google's auctions, he says. "How far this thing could go,
nobody can say."

Since its stockmarket debut, however, Google has been adding new and
often quite different products to this twin engine. It now owns
Picasa[7], which makes software to edit digital photos on computers;
Orkut[8], a social-networking site popular mainly in Brazil; and
Blogger[9], which lets people start an online journal. It also offers
free software for instant-messaging and internet telephony, for
searching on the desktop computers of users, for (virtually) flying
around the Earth, for keeping computers free of viruses, for uploading
and sharing videos, and for creating web pages. It has a free e-mail
program and calendar. It recently bought a firm called Writely[10],
which lets people create and save text documents (much as Microsoft's
Word does) online rather than on their own computers. Google is also
scanning books in several large libraries to make them searchable. It
is preparing to offer free wireless internet access in San Francisco
and perhaps other cities, and dabbling in radio advertising. And that
is only the start of a long list.

Whether these are arbitrary distractions or not depends on one's point
of view. For Messrs Brin and Page, they make mathematical sense. Mr
Brin ("the strategy guy") has calculated that Google's engineers should
spend 70% of their time on core products (ie, the search and
advertising engines), 20% on relevant but tangential products, and 10%
on wild fun that might or might not lead to a product. The result is
that lots of tiny teams are working on all sorts of projects, the most
promising ones of which end up on the prestigious "top 100" list that
Mr Page ("the product guy") spends a lot of his time on. Most of the
items on that list in theory have something to do with Google's
mission, which is "to organise the world's information". Scanning and
indexing books, for instance, brings offline information online.

The outside world increasingly sees it differently. Among Google fans,
the company has come to epitomise the more mature (ie, post-bust)
internet generation, which goes by the marketing cliche "Web 2.0" (see
article[11]). In this context, it is assumed to be working on
absolutely everything simultaneously, and every new product
announcement, no matter how trivial, is greeted as a tiny step toward
an eventual world-changing transformation.

At a minimum, this hypothetical transformation would consist of moving
computation and data off people's personal computers and on to the
network--ie, Google's servers. Other names for this scenario are the
"GDrive" or the "Google grid" that the company is allegedly working on,
meaning free (but ultimately advertising-supported) copious online
storage and possibly free internet access. Free storage threatens
Microsoft, because its software dominates personal computers rather
than the internet; free access threatens other internet-access

At a maximum, the transformation goes quite a bit further. George
Dyson, a futurist who has spent time at Google, thinks that the company
ultimately intends to link all these digital synapses created by its
users into what H.G. Wells, a British science-fiction writer, once
called the "world brain". Google, Mr Dyson thinks, wants to fulfil the
geeks' dream of creating "artificial intelligence". Passing the
so-called "Turing test", created by Alan Turing, a British
mathematician, to determine whether a machine can be said to be able to
think, would be the ultimate reward.

But many who deal with Google in their daily lives are getting fed up
with such grandiose notions. Google's shares, after nearly quintupling
since they began trading, have fallen in recent months. Pip Coburn, an
investment strategist, says that "Google was a simple story at one
point: online ads on top of the most popular search mechanism on the
planet. Simple. But now it is pretty much a mess and to get the stock
going again, the company may need to work on its own simplicity so as
to match the simplicity of the Google home page itself."

Mr Sullivan of SEARCH ENGINE WATCH says Google has become distracted.
"Oh, give me a break," he wrote in his blog after yet another product
announcement. "A break from Google going in yet another direction when
there is so much stuff they haven't finished, gotten right or need to
fix." He points to a rule in Google's corporate philosophy that "it's
best to do one thing really, really well," and suggests that the
company is "doing 100 different things rather than one thing really,
really well."

Google is thus starting to look a bit as Microsoft did a decade ago,
with one strength (Windows for Microsoft, search for Google) and a
string of mediocre "me-too" products. Google Video, for instance, was
supposed to become an online marketplace for video clips, both personal
and business, but has been overtaken by YouTube[12], a start-up that is
a few months old but already has four times as much video traffic.
Google News, where the stories are, characteristically, chosen by
mathematical algorithms rather than by editors, perennially lags behind
Yahoo! News, with its old-fashioned human touch. Google's
instant-messaging software is tiny compared with AOL's, Yahoo!'s and

Google is beginning to resemble the old Microsoft in another way, too.
A decade ago, Microsoft stood accused of stifling innovation, because
entrepreneurs would stay away from any area of technology in which it
showed any interest. Google, whose slogan is "Don't be evil", hates
this comparison and wants to think of itself as ventilating rather than
stifling the ecosystem of developers and entrepreneurs. "I don't see
how they can say that," says an entrepreneur and competitor who is too
afraid of unspecified consequences to speak on the record. Like most of
Silicon Valley these days, he finds Google's slogan ridiculous, because
"we're not evil either, we just don't go around saying it."

Entrepreneurs like him are getting annoyed by Google's seemingly
endless "betas", also known as "technical previews", when new products
are not yet officially launched but available, ostensibly for testing
and review. Traditionally, beta reviews were meant to last weeks or
months and were targeted at testers who would find and report bugs.
Google seems to use betas as dogs sprinkle trees--so that rivals know
where it is. Google News recently graduated out of its beta after about
four years.

In fairness, Google's role today is more complex than Microsoft's was
in the 1990s, when start-ups often hoped to "exit" by listing their
shares on the stockmarket, and were occasionally expunged by Microsoft
before they got there. Today, start-ups (such as Writely, Picasa, Orkut
and Urchin) often use Google (or the other internet titans) as the
exit, selling themselves to the big guy. It works for individuals too.
Paul Rademacher is a software engineer who last year came up with a
clever way of combining Google's interactive maps with other websites.
Google hired him.

To Google's initial surprise and subsequent chagrin (is it not enough
to vow never to be evil?), it alienates more groups of people as it
enters more areas of modern life. It appeared to be genuinely taken
aback that some book publishers oppose its plan to scan their books and
make them searchable. Google also seemed surprised when privacy
advocates voiced concerns over its practice of placing advertisements
in contextually related e-mail messages on its webmail service, and
again this year when it announced a Chinese version that censors the
search results.

Slowly, the company is realising that it is so important that it may
not be able to control the ramifications of its own actions. "As more
and more data builds up in the company's disk farms," says Edward
Felten, an expert on computer privacy at Princeton University, "the
temptation to be evil only increases. Even if the company itself stays
non-evil, its data trove will be a massive temptation for others to do
evil." In a world of rogue employees, intruders and accidents, he says,
Google could be "one or two privacy disasters away from becoming just
another internet company".

Such concerns are forcing Messrs Brin and Page, still in their early
30s, and Eric Schmidt, whom they hired as chief executive and who is in
his early 50s, to behave increasingly like a "normal" company. Google
recently sent its first lobbyists to Washington, DC. Its decision to
build an "evil scale" to help it devise its China strategy was more
unusual, but its hiring of Al Gore, a former American vice-president,
to aid the process, was just the kind of thing that old-fashioned
empire-building firms do all the time.

Other companies are reacting in traditional ways to Google's dominance.
Former rivals, such as eBay, Yahoo! and Microsoft, are exploring
alliances to counter its influence. When Microsoft tried to buy AOL
from its parent, Time Warner, Google's Mr Schmidt flew in for talks
that led to Google taking a defensive stake in AOL, thus keeping it out
of Microsoft's and Yahoo!'s reach. In response, Microsoft has
contemplated buying all or part of Yahoo!, and has recently announced a
vague but large increase in research spending which amounts to an arms
race. Google is now alleging that Microsoft is unfairly steering users
of its web browser to MSN for searches, and is preparing to dispatch
lawyers to keep Microsoft in check.

Google thus finds itself at a defining moment. There are plenty of
people within the company who want it to play the power game. "The
folks who are closest to Larry and Sergey are very, very worried about
Microsoft, as well they should be," says John Battelle, the author of a
blog and a book on Google. Yet the company's founders themselves may
not be prepared to drop their idealism and their faith in their own
mathematical genius. They have always wanted to succeed by being good
and doing good. "Never once did we consider buying a big company," says
David Krane, Google's 84th employee, by way of example. It would not be
googley. It would, he says, be "yuck".


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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Google launches Google Trends

Yet another cool feature launched by Google. lets us see what the world is searching for. Somewhat similar to Google Zeitgeist but this one is available throughout the year.

It lets me see that people from sidney are searching the most about Fifa World Cup while Singapore and Dublin are looking for my company . Great Going, Google!!

Friday, May 12, 2006

Greatest creation of Credit Card companies

Have u ever experienced the following? You are working at peace in ur computer, in ur office on a crucial task. Ur mobile rings and u see an unknown number! U pick it up, and a credit card sales rep floods you with his queries and unsolicited advice? If yes, then welcome to the club brother. Well, there seems to be a few workarounds. Some banks have started to maintain the DNCR, i.e do not call registry and so far, it has worked for me. Here are the links:

ICICI bank:

SBI Card:

Bank of India:


Standard Chartered :

Manhattan :

Anyone having more such links, please post them as a comment.

In case you are also fed up with mobile phone offers, here's the link for AirTel:

For Hutch

Consolidated DCNR coming soon:

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

One more reason to live

Pink Floyd - Live 8
They still outperform anyone else, they still rock like hell!
They continue to be a reason to live!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Steve Jobs Speak - Video

This time the video of the inspirational speech of the maverick CEO. (courtesy: My namesake Sayan Sircar)

Sunday, April 16, 2006



Name              Mat    I  NO  Runs   HS     Ave     SR 100 50   Ct St Team

SR Tendulkar
     359  350  33 14009  186*  44.19  85.93  39 71  107  - IND
   352  327  49 11157  137*   40.13  74.48  10 82  103  - PAK/ASIA-XI
ST Jayasuriya
    351  342  15 10481  189   32.05  89.10  19 59  105  - SL/ASIA-XI
SC Ganguly
       279  270  21 10123  183   40.65  73.79  22 60   96  - IND/ASIA-XI

M Azharuddin
     334  308  54  9378  153*  36.92  73.99   7 58  156  - IND
BC Lara
          259  252  26  9359  169   41.41  79.46  19 57  109  - WI/ICC-XI
PA de Silva
      308  296  30  9284  145   34.90  81.13  11 64   95  - SL
R Dravid
         276  255  34  8861  153   40.09  70.22  11 65  164 14 IND/ASIA-XI/ICC-XI
Saeed Anwar
      247  244  19  8823  194   39.21  80.66  20 43   42  - PAK
RT Ponting
       244  238  28  8806  145   41.93  78.54  18 51  100  - AUS/ICC-XI
DL Haynes
          238  237  28  8648  152*   41.37  63.09  17 57   59  - WI



Saeed Anwar

Pakistan v India at Chennai, Independence Cup, 1996/97 [ 1209 ]


IVA Richards

West Indies v England at Manchester, Texaco Trophy, 1984 [ 264 ]


ST Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka v India at Sharjah, Champions Trophy, 2000/01 [ 1652 ]


G Kirsten

South Africa v United Arab Emirates at Rawalpindi, World Cup, 1995/96 [ 1049 ]


SR Tendulkar

India v New Zealand at Hyderabad, 2nd ODI, 1999/00 [ 1523 ]


MS Dhoni

India v Sri Lanka at Jaipur, 3rd ODI, 2005/06 [ 2290 ]


SC Ganguly

India v Sri Lanka at Taunton, World Cup, 1999 [1463 ]


IVA Richards

West Indies v Sri Lanka at Karachi, World Cup, 1987/88 [ 457 ]


N Kapil Dev

India v Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells, World Cup, 1983 [ 216 ]

ODIs - 1000 Runs in a Calendar Year

                          Year   M    I  NO  Runs   HS    Av   100s
SR Tendulkar
        (Ind)  1998  34   33   4  1894   143   65.31   9

SC Ganguly
          (Ind)  1999  41   41   3  1767   183   46.50   4
R Dravid
            (Ind)  1999  43   43   5  1761   153  46.34   6
SR Tendulkar
        (Ind)  1996  32   32   2  1611   137  53.70   6
Saeed Anwar
         (Pak)  1996  36   36   5  1595   115   51.45   3
SC Ganguly
          (Ind)  2000  32   32   4  1579   144   56.39   7
ME Waugh
            (Aus)  1999  36   36   3  1468   106   44.48   2
G Kirsten
           (SA)   2000  36   36   3  1467   115   44.45   2
G Kirsten
           (SA)   1996  29   29   4  1442  188*   57.68   6
Mohammad Yousuf
     (Pak)  2002  32   30   5  1362  141*   54.48   5
BC Lara
             WI     1993  30   30   3  1349   153   49.96   4
SC Ganguly
          (Ind)  1997  38   35   3  1338   113  41.81   1
SC Ganguly
          (Ind)  1998  36   35   3  1328   124   41.50   4

ODIs - Most Sixes in Career

Name                  Mat   I   NO  Runs   HS   Ave   100   SR     6s  6s/I Team
Shahid Afridi
        217  208   9  4782   109   24.03   4 108.38  214  1.02  PAK  

ST Jayasuriya
        351  342  15 10481   189  32.05  19  89.10  199  0.58  SL  
SC Ganguly
           279  270  21 10123   183   40.65  22  73.79  168  0.62  IND  

CL Cairns
            215  193  25  4950   115  29.46   4  84.26  153  0.79  NZ  
SR Tendulkar
         359  350  33 14009  186*   44.19  39  85.93  148  0.42  IND  

       352  327  49 11157  137*  40.13  10  74.48  136  0.41  PAK  

ODIs - 100s in Most Consecutive Innings

2  SC Ganguly           India        141* v South Africa  Nairobi (Gym)        2000/01  

                                      117  v New Zealand   Nairobi (Gym)          

ODIs - Most 50s in Career (including 100s)

50+                                          Mts    Inns   100s  50-99
110   SR Tendulkar         India             359     350     39     71

92   Inzamam-ul-Haq       Pakistan          352     327     10     82

82   SC Ganguly           India             279     270     22     60

78   ST Jayasuriya        Sri Lanka         351     342     19     59
76   BC Lara              West Indies       259     252     19     57

ODIs - Fastest to 4000 Career Runs

                   Team            I  NO   Runs    HS    Av

IVA Richards
        West Indies    88  15   4000   189*  54.79   1975 to 1984/85
CG Greenidge
        West Indies    96  10   4000   133*   46.51   1975 to 1988
BC Lara
             West Indies   100   9   4000   169   43.95   1990/91 to 1995/96
DM Jones
            Australia     102  21   4000   121   49.38   1983/84 to 1990/91
SC Ganguly
          India         105   9   4000   183   41.66   1991/92 to 1999

ODIs - Fastest to 5000 Career Runs

                    Team            I  NO   Runs    HS    Av

IVA Richards
        West Indies   114  20   5000   189*  53.19   1975 to 1986/87
BC Lara
             West Indies   118  13   5000   169   47.61   1990/91 to 1997/98
CG Greenidge
        West Indies   121  13   5000   133*  46.29   1975 to 1990/91
SC Ganguly
          India         126  11   5000   183   43.47   1991/92 to 1999/00

ODIs - Fastest to 6000 Career Runs

                    Team            I  NO   Runs    HS    Av

IVA Richards
        West Indies   141  22   6000   189*  50.42   1975 to 1988/89
SC Ganguly
          India         147  14   6000   183   45.11   1991/92 to 2000/01
BC Lara
             West Indies   155  16   6000   169   43.16   1990/91 to 1999/00
DM Jones
            Australia     157  26   6000   145   45.80   1983/84 to 1993/94
G Kirsten
           South Africa  160  16   6000   188*  41.66   1993/94 to 2001/02

ODIs - Fastest to 7000 Career Runs

                       Team            I  NO   Runs    HS    Av

SC Ganguly
          India         174  15   7000   183   44.02   1991/92 to 2001/02
BC Lara
             West Indies   183  18   7000   169   42.42   1990/91 to 2000/01
DL Haynes
           West Indies   187  24   7000   152*  42.94   1977/78 to 1991/92
JH Kallis
           South Africa  188  36   7000   139   46.05   1995/96 to 2004
SR Tendulkar
        India         189  18   7000   143   40.93   1989/90 to 1998

ODIs - Fastest to 8000 Career Runs:

                   Team            I  NO   Runs    HS    Av
SC Ganguly
          India         200  16   8000   183   43.47   1991/92 to 2002/03

SR Tendulkar
        India         210  22   8000   143   42.55   1989/90 to 1999
BC Lara
             West Indies   211  22   8000   169   42.32   1990/91 to 2002/03
Saeed Anwar
         Pakistan      218  18   8000   194   40.00   1988/89 to 2000/01
DL Haynes
           West Indies   219  29   8000   152*  42.10   1977/78 to 1992/93

ODIs - Fastest to 9000 Career Runs

                  Team            I  NO   Runs    HS    Av
SC Ganguly
          India         228  20   9000   183   43.26   1991/92 to 2003/04

SR Tendulkar
        India         235  23   9000   186*   42.45   1989/90 to 1999/00
BC Lara
             West Indies   239  27   9000   169   42.45   1990/91 to 2004/05
      Pakistan      273  39   9000   137*  38.46   1991/92 to 2003

ODIs - Fastest to 10000 Career Runs

                   Team            I  NO   Runs    HS    Av
SR Tendulkar
        India         259  23  10000   186*  42.37   1989/90 to 2000/01
SC Ganguly
          India         263  21  10000   183   41.32   1991/92 to 2005

      Pakistan      299  43  10000   137*  39.06   1991/92 to 2004
ST Jayasuriya
       Sri Lanka     328  16  10000   189   32.05   1989/90 to 2005

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Friday, April 14, 2006

Urban Legend :(

Sadly the last post is an urban legend, though it remains a nice read.

Urban Legend abt Einstein

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Interesting story about Einstein

The following is an interesting story about a genius. I would like to know if that is authentic. Google search shows it occurs in many blogs, but cant find something authentic enough like wiki to vouch for it -

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.He asks one of his new students to stand and.....
Prof: So you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir.
Prof: Is God good?
Student: Sure.
Prof: Is God all-powerful?
Student : Yes.
Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is this God good then? Hmm?
(Student is silent.)
Prof: You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?
Student :Yes.
Prof: Is Satan good?
Student : No.
Prof: Where does Satan come from?
Student : From...God...
Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student :Yes.
Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything. Correct?
Student : Yes.
Prof: So who created evil?
(Student does not answer.)
Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?
Student :Yes, sir.
Prof: So, who created them?
(Student has no answer.)
Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son...Have you ever seen God?
Student : No, sir.
Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

Student : No, sir.
Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelled your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?
Student : No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student : Yes.
Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.
Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Prof: Yes.
Student : And is there such a thing as cold?
Prof: Yes.
Student : No sir. There isn't.
(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)
Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don't have
anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it. (There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)
Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as

Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?
Student : You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing liight.... But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?
Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?
Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?
Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor.
Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.
Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir? (The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize
where the argument is going.)
Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going
endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?
(The class is in uproar.)
Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the
(The class breaks out into laughter.)
Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's
brain, felt it, touched or smelled it?.....No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face
Prof: I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.
Student : That is it, sir.. The link between man & god is FAITH. That is all that keeps things moving & alive.

That young man was ALBERT EINSTEIN.....

Friday, March 10, 2006

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

That's it! Today was the last day of me in our good old Y -14 office in Sector - V. From next monday, "another place, another time"!!!!

Good bye Y - 14. So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Is it possible in India?

The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, India now has an online interface for the public to lodge their complaints! Dont know how much it works, but whats the point in trying? e-age might just pierce the heart of corruption and let the voice of the common man reach where it should!
Hey, I am just being positive. Even I know this is India, but whats the harm?

you may say I am a dreamer,
but I am not the only one.

Thursday, February 16, 2006


Recently, I found Paulo Coelho's newsletter. "The Alchemist" was a book I could never forget, so went through it and must say, its a must read, at least for noted philosophers like my old friend Bogu and Choru and their disciples like me.
Go on, read it!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A Mail from a frustrated victim of chain mails

Thought of forwarding this mail to each and everyone I know, but the decided against it and grabbed a chance of awakening my good-old blog! ;)

*A Mail from a frustrated victim of chain mails*:

I wanted to thank all my friends and family who have forwarded chain
letters to me in 2003 & 2004.

Because of your kindness:

* I stopped drinking Coca Cola after I found out that it's good for
removing toilet stains.

* I stopped going to the movies for fear of sitting on a needle
infected with AIDS.

* I smell like a wet dog since I stopped using deodorants because they
cause cancer.

* I don't leave my car in the parking lot or any other place and
sometimes I even have to walk about 7 blocks for fear that someone will drug
me with a perfume sample and try to rob me.

* I also stopped answering the phone for fear that they may ask me to
dial a stupid number and then I get a phone bill from hell with calls to
Uganda, Singapore and Tokyo.

* I also stopped drinking anything out of a can for fear that I will
get sick from the rat feces and urine.

* When I go to parties, I don't look at any girl, no matter how hot
she is, for fear that she will take me to a hotel, drug me then take my
kidneys and leave me taking nap in a bathtub full of ice.

* I also donated all my savings to the Amy Bruce account. A sick girl
that was about to die in the hospital about 7,000 times. (Funny that girl,
she's been 7 since 1993...)

* I went bankrupt from bounced checks that I made expecting the
$15,000 that Microsoft and AOL were supposed to send me when I participated
in their special e-mail program would arrive soon.

* My free Nokia phone never arrived and neither did the free passes
for a paid vacation to Disneyland.

* Still open to help some from Bulgaria who wants to use my account to
transfer his uncle property of some hundred millions $.

* Made some Hundred wishes before forwarding t hose Ganesh
Vandana,Tirupathi Balaji pics etc.. now most of those 'Wishes' are already
married (to someone else)


If you do not send this e-mail to at least 1246 people in the next 10
seconds, a bird will ... on your head today at 6:30pm.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year!!

Wish a grand new year to everyone..............
Happy New Year!!!