Friday, October 25, 2013

How to install Spotify and setup an account(for Indian Users)

If you love music then spotify is an app especially mad for you.This app allows streaming of songs from various albums all around the world.
The following steps are to be followed to create an account if you are living in India.It's quite frustrating that the app hasn't been released yet in India but you can still use it following these steps.
step 1.Install TunnelBear
step 2. Open TunnelBear and Set the proxy location to UK and Enable it
step 4.sign up using your email id and not your facebook account(Most important step)
step 5.Download the spotify app and install it 
step 6.Login through the app
You can disable the proxy (Tunnelbear).You just need it for signup.One important thing Do not link your facebook account and if you do set the country to England.
Enjoy the music 

Adnan Januzaj signs 5 year contract with Manchester United

After being offered by many clubs like Barcelona,Paris saints German,Manchester City  Adnan Januzaj has signed a 5 year contract with the red devils Manchester united. He lands biggest signing-on fee for a teenager in Manchester United history. We will see more of this youngster playing as either midfielder or a winger in the Barclays Premier League for Manchester United.

Breaking Bad

It's been a few weeks since the season finale of breaking bad. the finale had over 10 million viewers in US. the show has been rated 9.5 by IMDB and is one of very few shows to get such a rating.It made the characters jesse pinkman, walter white ,salamanca cousins and hank quite famous. Although the end was a bit tragic but overall the show was awesome. Remembering Some epic scenes were the robbery from train,the data corruption in DEA hq, the turtle and the red phosphorus blast. it is a really amazing series to watch. it has all drama ,emotion, crime, action and suspense. It is an absolute delight to watch and recommended by me.Very few people know that it is based on a true story based on 74-year-old mathematics professor Irina Kristy .The actors who played the salamanca cousins were ex gangsters.Badfinger's song "Baby Blue," which was featured in the show's finale increased its sales by 9000 %.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Tropical Cyclone Phailin (India) Crisis Map

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Phailin is a violent tropical cyclone currently threatening the eastern coast of India.

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Phailin is a tropical cyclone in October 2013 that has affected Thailand, Myanmar and the Indian states of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.

The system was first noted as a tropical depression on October 4 within the Gulf of Thailand, to the west of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Over the next few days, the system moved westwards within an area of low to moderate vertical wind shear, before as it passed over the Malay Peninsula, it moved out of the Western Pacific Basin on October 6. The system emerged into the Andaman Sea during the next day and moved west-northwest into an improving environment for further development.

The system was subsequently named Phailin (Thai meaning "sapphire") on October 9, after it had developed into a cyclonic storm and passed over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands into the Bay of Bengal. After it was named, Phailin rapidly intensified and developed an eye, and became a very severe cyclonic storm on October 10, equivalent to a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS). On October 11, Phailin became equivalent to a category 5 hurricane on the SSHWS before it started to weaken during the next day as it approached the Indian state of Orissa. The system subsequently made landfall later that day, near Gopalpur on Odisha coast at around 2130 IST.

Officials said around 12 million people may be affected, 600 buildings have been identified as cyclone shelters, and people are being evacuated from areas near the coast, including Ganjam, Puri, Khordha and Jagatsinghapur districts in Odisha. The cyclone has prompted India's biggest evacuation in 23 years with more than 5,50,000 people moved up from the coastline in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh to safer places.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Manchester United Youngster Adnan Januzaj approached by Barcelona

After being in the limelight by scoring two goals after being down by one, the youngster Adnan Januzaj was approached by the one of the biggest clubs Barcelona.

Apparently the youngster's contract is ending at the end of the current season.After such a Jaw dropping performance against Sunderland, Manchester United may think of improving his contract and retaining him for the next season

He was an unused substitute in Sir Alex Ferguson's last ever game at the back end of last season.He now seems to have concreted his place in the playing 11.

 Manchester City and Juventus along with Barcelona are said to be interested in signing this young Mid-Fielder.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013



चारा घोटाला !!! Fodder Scam !!

TWO Ex-CM found guilty- Lalu Prasad (RJD), Bihar ex-CM Jagannath Mishra (Congress ) & JD(U) MP Jagdish Sharma found guilty in fodder scam, quantum of sentence will be pronounced on 3 Oct and may face 5-7 years in jail and will definitely lose his MP seat. And will not be able to fight elections anymore !

NEXT in line is the current Chief Minister Nitish Kumar JD(U) who has similar charges as of Lalu Yadav in same चारा घोटाला Fodder Scam.

Olympian Swaran Singh Virk wins gold

Olympian Swaran Singh Virk wins gold at the Asian #Rowing Championship

Besides Virk's gold, #India won two silver and as many bronze medals in the championship. Congratulations! 

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Does chocolate taste better in space?

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station enjoyed this beautiful sight yesterday morning: Cygnus spacecraft coming in to dock, loaded with supplies, including -- yum! -- chocolate.

What do you think: Does chocolate taste better in space?

repairing the roads

Every year 3000-4000 crores are spent in repairing the roads in Bangalore and yet the city is bearing the brunt of thousands of potholes. Sunish Jauhari has started this petition asking the Mayor of Bangalore and the Commissioner of BBMP to fix the potholes immediately. Sign and share his petition:

bottlenose dolphins

Did you know that bottlenose dolphins send messages to one another in all sorts of different ways? They can squeak and whistle or even use body language - leaping as high as 20 feet in the air, snapping their jaws or slapping their tails on the surface of the water. (Pictured: Hope)

In honor of #WorldAnimalDay this Friday, support and celebrate these magnificent animals with a symbolic adoption! *With a symbolic adoption, your donation helps us care for our residents and provides for their medical care, food and environments.

the number of child labourers

The good news: the number of child labourers has fallen by a third since 2000. The bad news: 168 million boys and girls are still losing their childhoods by being forced to toil all day in adult jobs - AND, over half of them are in hazardous work. #notochildlabour!

One of the reasons that avast!

One of the reasons that avast! is the world’s most trusted antivirus is that it’s available in 43 languages – more than any other antivirus. Today we celebrate an International Translation Day. A big thank you to up all AVAST translators for your excellent work!

Lalu Prasad Yadav, 44 others convicted

Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad Yadav, 44 others convicted; sentencing set for October 3.

A CBI designated court delivered its verdict in a fodder scam case involving Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.

The court found Lalu guilty. Besides the RJD chief 44 other persons were also found guilty in one of the five fodder scam cases.

A lawyer announced that the quantum of punishment will be announced on October 3 and is set to be more than 4 years.

As Yadav's lawyer completed arguments in the case on September 17, special CBI Judge PK Singh will pronounce the judgment in the case No RC 20 A/96 today. Yadav moved the Jharkhand High Court and later the Supreme Court, seeking change of the judge in the case. Both the courts dismissed his petition, and directed him to complete argument in the case before the CBI court. Yadav had in his petition alleged that trial court judge PK Singh was biased against him as he is a relative of PK Shahi, Education Minister in the Nitish Kumar Government in Bihar, "who is his (Yadav''s) biggest political enemy".

Authorities in Bihar sounded an alert across the state, apprehending trouble after the court pronounced verdict in a multi-crore fodder scam case involving Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.

The case pertains to alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from Chaibasa Treasury in the 1990s. The FIR was lodged by Bihar government in February 1996 but the case was transferred to CBI a month later. CBI had investigated the scam for a year and the charge sheet was filed in 1997. The charges were framed in 2000 following which the Special CBI court commenced trial against Lalu Yadav and 44 other accused.

RJD's plea had faced stiff opposition from JD-U leader Rajiv Ranjan who submitted that it would be a ‘travesty of justice’ if the judge is transferred at the far end of the trial. He submitted that it would give a wrong impression to the entire country if the judge is transferred and raised a question on RJD supremo's petition seeking transfer of the judge who has been hearing the case since 2011.

The fodder scam also known as "Chara Ghotala" involved the siphoning of funds from the Bihar Government treasury. The alleged theft spanned over several years, and many Bihar state government administrative and elected officials across multiple administrations were allegedly engaged in it.

Additionally, there are also allegations that they were involved in the fabrication of "vast herds of fictitious livestock" for which fodder, medicines and animal husbandry equipment was supposedly procured. The fodder scam was unearthed in Bihar in 1996 when Lalu Prasad was the Chief Minister of the state. He had resigned from the post in 1997 after a court issued an arrest warrant against him in connection with one of the cases.

Besides the RJD supremo, other accused persons include former Bihar Chief Minister Mishra and JD(U) MP Jagdish Sharma.

The judgement in the fodder scam is likely to have a bearing on Bihar politics, as the RJD chief will face immediate disqualification as a Lok Sabha member if convicted as per a Supreme Court order that an MP or legislator would stand disqualified immediately if convicted by a court for crimes with punishment of two years or more.

The government later promulgated an ordinance to undo the apex court order, prompting opposition BJP to allege that it had been done to protect Lau Prasad Yadav in case he is indicted in the fodder scam.

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has, however, slammed the ordinance as "complete nonsense" which should be "torn up and thrown away," leaving its fate uncertain.

Apple iPhone and Google Glass

Watch this amazing video where Apple iPhone and Google Glass race to answer a set of trivia questions. Check it out to know who won!
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India's youngest entrepreneurs

Shravan Kumaran and his younger sibling Sanjay Kumaran are perhaps India's youngest entrepreneurs. Shravan, 14, is the president and Sanjay, 12, is the CEO of Go Dimensions, an app development unit that they founded two years ago from their bedroom in their home in Chennai.

On Saturday, they stood before the 5,500 attendees at an SAP event in Bangalore, and talked about how to ideate, and draw up a business plan. "You should have a strong idea, self-confidence, a good business plan and know about sources of funding," said Sanjay with the confidence that you normally only see in much older professionals.

In the past two years the two have developed eleven apps that are available on the Apple App Store and Google's Android Play Store. The apps have received over 35,000 downloads. Their first app - Catch me Cop on the Apple App Store - was released last year and was a hit. That was a game where a con escapes prison and a wide hunt is launched for him. There are chases through a desert, beach and a maze.

The boys credit their father Kumaran Surendran, director with anti-virus and security solutions company Symantec, for encouraging them to learn programming and play with gadgets. They learnt QBasic, a programming language for beginners, when Shravan was in his fifth grade and Sanjay in his third grade. They learnt to code on Java by reading books and information available on the internet. Programming on Apple's iOS required a bit of handholding from their dad.

The two have previously made presentations at TEDx, and IIM-Bangalore. The brothers are hoping to get at least 50% of smartphone users in India to use their apps.

Best of luck boys!

Rajasthan Royals to enter the semi-finals

It was the hat-trick of wins by Rajasthan Royals to enter the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20! Do you consider Rajasthan the strongest contender for #CLT20 2013?

Ravi Shastri's Commentary on MSD's 5 Sixes

Ravi Shastri's Commentary on MSD's 5 Sixes:

Six no 1 :''Dhoni goes Big...Its Into the crowd !!''

Six no 2 :"Dhoni picks the spot beautifully  Into the crowd as well!!''

Six no 3:''Dhoni goes inside-out and He is Dealing in Sixes at the moment!!''

Six no 4:''Massive! Its massive!! Its the biggest of the CLT20 2013!!''

Six No 5 : Cheeky, Cheeky!! That clears the boundary as well...!!''

Only those who remember this Epic innings will destroy the like button...!!!