Anime : DeathNote

Saturday, February 14, 2009 Posted by D$

Death Note

Mangas (Japanese comics), are extremely popular in Japan and well known throughout the world for their unique and awesome storylines. Animes are made based on the respective mangas. The very first anime which got me hooked was DeathNote and just because its an anime doesn't make it a stupid "CARTOON" as some might think.
The series centers on Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook,titled "Death Note", dropped on Earth by a shinigami (death god) named Ryuk. The Death Note grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose face they have seen, by writing the victim's name in the notebook. The story follows Light's attempt to create and rule a world cleansed of evil using the notebook, and the complex conflict between him and his opponents.
There are tons of animes out there but i feel this would be the best to start off with if you haven't started watching animes, as its got an amazing storyline and only has 37 episodes in total.
A MUST watch for everyone!

Link: Viz Media

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The Pink Chaddi Campaign

Saturday, February 14, 2009 Posted by j0e

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Young urban educated Indian women have found out a unique way of protesting against Hindu ultra-rightist groups. More than 39,000 people from all over the country and abroad, (including Afghanistan, Iraq and the West) have already joined this group during the last one week as the fastest growing international community, which calls itself the ‘Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women’ (CPLF). They have decided to give pink underwears, (‘chaddis’ in colloquial Hindi) to the chief of Sri Ram Sena, Pramod Muthalik, this Valentines Day. This is a reponse to the Mangalore Pub incident and protest against Muthalik's comments on forceful marriage of couples on Valentine's Day. Show your support by joining the Facebook group.

Update: So far, 16,139 people from all over the city have sent chaddis for Muthalik.

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Lend me a hand

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Posted by j0e


This is an hillarious old wrestling video in which the fans get a bit too helpful. Just check out the video.

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Something to ponder on

Monday, February 09, 2009 Posted by j0e

This is a beautifully written article, Why should I respect these oppressive religions? by Johann Hari which i found on the prestidigitator. Click here for the entire article.
.....All people deserve respect, but not all ideas do. I don’t respect the idea that a man was born of a virgin, walked on water and rose from the dead. I don’t respect the idea that we should follow a “Prophet” who at the age of 53 had sex with a nine-year old girl, and ordered the murder of whole villages of Jews because they wouldn’t follow him.

I don’t respect the idea that the West Bank was handed to Jews by God and the Palestinians should be bombed or bullied into surrendering it. I don’t respect the idea that we may have lived before as goats, and could live again as woodlice. This is not because of “prejudice” or “ignorance”, but because there is no evidence for these claims. They belong to the childhood of our species, and will in time look as preposterous as believing in Zeus or Thor or Baal.

When you demand “respect”, you are demanding we lie to you. I have too much real respect for you as a human being to engage in that charade.



But a free society cannot be structured to soothe the hardcore faithful. It is based on a deal. You have an absolute right to voice your beliefs – but the price is that I too have a right to respond as I wish. Neither of us can set aside the rules and demand to be protected from offence.......

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Facial Yoga

Sunday, February 08, 2009 Posted by j0e

Facial Yoga
Facial yoga refers to facial exercises for stretching the muscles. Regular practice can contribute to relaxation and to reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It is an ancient practice originating in India and has recently started to become popular in the US as an alternative to surgical reduction of wrinkles.

LINK: Time Magazine

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Kerala Calendar 2009

Friday, February 06, 2009 Posted by j0e

Kerala Calendar

The Kerala Calendar found in every house here is online for download. Click here.

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The Best Complaint Letter

Thursday, February 05, 2009 Posted by j0e

Virgin Atlantic

This is a complaint letter written by an Indian passenger on Virgin Atlantic Flight from Mumbai to Heathrow on 7th December 2008. The Virgin Atlantic press office confirmed they received the letter and that Richard Branson himself called the author to thank him for the feedback.

Click here to read the letter.

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Recently listening to...

Thursday, February 05, 2009 Posted by D$

Neyo- Closer





Sway Ft. Akon - Silver & Gold


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Google Internet Bus in Tamil Nadu

Thursday, February 05, 2009 Posted by j0e

Google Internet Bus

Google has headed to rural India for the next month and a half. The company's Internet bus will roll through towns in the state of Tamil Nadu, providing connectivity via satellite, and content and instruction in both English and Tamil to people whose only previous exposure to the online world (if any) has been via cell phone or cyber cafe. This is all part of a broader scheme to expand into the Indian countryside, and if the trip is a success more are sure to follow. The company's services already include transliteration, news, bidirectional machine translation, and soft keyboards for a number of Indian languages, and a host of kick-ass Ravi Shankar tunes now available on Google Video.

Links: Route Map, YouTube

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Incredible India 2009

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 Posted by j0e


This is the Incredible India 2009 Ad. Check it out.

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$20 Laptop ... Fake?

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 Posted by j0e

All eyes are on India now. First, India gave us the world's cheapest car. Now comes the world's most affordable laptop. India's government unveiled the jointly-developed "$20 laptop" dubbed Sakshat. The laptop is slated to ship in six months, with specs of 2GB of storage, WiFi, Ethernet and 2 watts of power consumption.

There's still no published image of the thing, or information about the screen size, RAM or processor. Some folks are also still skeptical as to whether a laptop can really be produced at such a low cost, since most LCDs alone would put it over budget. The laptop itself won't be subsidized, but the government will shoulder 25 percent of the cost of broadband for colleges, and there will be free e-learning textbooks available to students online. It forms part of a broader plan to improve e-learning at more than 18,000 colleges and 400 universities.

The Indian machine would also be considerably cheaper than the "$100 laptop", the lime-green computer known as the Children's Machine or XO that was designed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US.

Imformation Week, Guardian

Update: It seems that its a fake after all. Read this article.

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