Thursday, January 31, 2008


Sometimes one wishes he knew the five point palm exploding heart technique or something. Might come in handy one of these days.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hotel Reservations

Like the name suggests, Hotel Reservations is a website that one can use to reserve rooms at hotels around the world. Their website is a beautifully designed site and is very intuitive, and one knows where to go at first sight. Hotel Reservations not only gets you rooms at hotels, but also reservations for rental cars, air tickets, and vacations too. The site can be viewed in one of the many languages that they offer, thereby catering to their global clientèle. They also can get you discounts of up to 70% on all deals that they do for you. Their pricing really gives other competitors a run for their money.

Searching for hotels at cities is really simple. All you have to do is to select a destination. Then select one from the various resorts that are listed. Then select the number of days, the number of rooms, number of adults, children etc. The interface is so designed so that you also get to select something from surrounding cities too. For example, I searched for hotels in Las Vegas, and turned up with good stuff like Tropicana, MGM, Stratosphere, which were perfect given my search filters and financial limits. Then I went and further refined my search filters and searched for hotels with restaurants, fitness centers, swimming pools, and the website still turned up admirable results. This is far better stuff than anyone could have done by searching by one's own self. The site also lists all the numbers that one might need, says whether they are toll free, or if someone has to pay for the calls.

The hotel discounts" available are also listed where applicable, and if not available, a plain black text stating the price appears. There does not seem to be any catch anywhere.

Traveling is the passion of most of the people in this world in comparison to other activities. During tours and travels, it is the hotel stays which makes the tour a good one or the other way out. Hotel Reservations can be done online and though there are many websites and web services available for it, proves to be the best in terms of both customer satisfaction and in terms of experience. So do check this service and make best use of it. There are many websites available in the internet which provide the users with all the information that they need at the right time. But when it comes to choosing a service, the users look for a quality service. Travel has always been the buzz word of the internet users. Though there may be many travel websites, provides the most dedicated service as far as i have witnessed.

So, pack your bags, and get going.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Day of revelations

Saturday's been a day of mixed feelings for me. All the good things that happened have been completely offset by all the bad things that have happened. I woke up at the crack of dawn (10 A.M.) and managed to rush off to Krishna's place by around twenty past twelve. We traipsed off to meet Visu and Vinod in front of Palimar, the restaurant in front of the MCC, and together we made our way down to Tambaram Bus Stand. From there we caught the 21G and because the bus didn't stop at the Luz signal we had to get down at Yellow Pages and walk a long way to the Music Academy. We managed to get hold of seats near the front, and a few minutes later awe turned to disgust, of which I shall say no more. The Odyssey quiz started, and we made 7 out of 35, which by my standards, was admirable. Before the finals started, the quiz master announced the best school team, the best this team, the best that team, and finally it came to the best team name. Pravin Goday (the quiz master) read the interesting ones on various that spoofed current events. Pravin Goday (the quiz master) read the various ones that spoofed movies. Pravin Goday (the quiz master) read the various ones that had something to say about odyssey. Pravin Goday (the quiz master) did not read the various ones that had swear ones in them. Finally Pravin Goday (You know who he was by now, surely?) read his favourite of the evening, and that was our team name! We stood up, screamed, shook hands, hi-fived and then sat down as they didn't call us up on stage. The finals started, and the regular teams were up on stage. The quiz was interesting, though anyone who wasn't a hard-core quizzing enthusiast wouldn't have answered jack shit. It finally got over, with the regular teams winning, and we went back stage to collect the 6k voucher for the best team name. The guy asked our team name, looked at us up and down, and then handed them over with a smile.

And so it came to pass that we were skipping along R.K. road when Raja Deepak called me up, and said the results were out. As things turned out, I had flunked one subject, but not the one I had done badly! WTF is going on? Something's afoot. I'd be seriously disappointed if I don't clear that in re-evaluation. So much for skipping along R.K. Road. Ended up dragging my feet home. Dinner at Bhats didn't do too much to up our spirits too. Under the shade now.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I found this

Row, row, row the boat
Gently down the stream
Throw your teachers overboard
And listen to them scream!

on wikipedia. Of course!

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Sloterix is a website where people can log in to play slots online. They claim to be one of the oldest sites on the net where one can play online slots, and they probably are true. Their goal is to provide one with the best experience playing slots, and aim to satisfy the needs of people looking for features, tips, techniques, and strategies. It is also reputed to be a very safe venture, and funds are not accessible to anyone except the players themselves. So, sloterix is the place to be if you are thinking of playing casino slots.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Audio Ads

Do you have a website? Or a blog? Or even an online social networking account where you can play music to your visitors? And do you want to earn money through it? If you answered yes to the last of the many questions and any one of the questions above it, then you have to perfect solution. Here is a perfect solution for you to earn from every visitor.

How it works, is elementary. Whenever someone arrives on your page, a five second advertisement of some third party advertiser will play. Since you are the host, you are entitled to a 25% commission on the profits derived thereby. Therefore you stand to gain money each time someone visits your site. So, higher the traffic to your web page, the more you stand to gain. (So, watch out all you cute girls with profiles on myspace, facebook et al! You'll definitely have a great fan following with dozens of people visiting your profiles each day!) The best thing is that you'll get paid even if people don't hear the advertisement because their speakers were off, because no one can detect if someone's speakers are on or not!

Not only can you earn from every visitor, but you also stand to gain by referring other people's sites as affiliates and receive commissions on visits to their pages as well!

The only negative side to this is that in a country like India, where bandwidth is still not as good as it could have been, an audio ad might take up a lot of virtual real estate. One other disadvantage could have been that people might not exactly be chuffed with personal spaces blaring out ads, but an average human being is bombarded with advertisements everywhere he/she turns to, and any opposition to this scheme will disappear as the concept catches on I am sure. So, what are you waiting for? Start earning money!

As a college student, I know how hard it sometimes can be whenever one runs out of cash. One always feels that extra few bucks would be very helpful, especially during the month end pinch. That is why one always is on the look out for means to prevent that check from bouncing, or borrowing money from family and friends, or even selling off your possessions.

payday loans are small short term loans that can be acquired during a financial crisis with the minimum of effort or formalities. A cash advance maybe applied for even over the internet, from the comfort of your home (No one even need to know of your problem. Face-saver isn't it?). One can also apply for short term loans in one of the many cash advance stores that are distributed throughout the USA, if you are a US resident. The loan amount may range up to a maximum of $1500, and is wired to the client over night. Swiftness of service is what has made this feature popular.

So, the next time you face a financial crunch, or find that your wallet consists of nothing but change, consider one of the services listed out here, and you never again need to worry about settling your bills, or getting your daughter a birthday present.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Taare Zameen Par

We went and watched Taare Zameen Par today. It's a nice movie. Do watch. My personal highlight of the film was that Abishek Bachan was proclaimed a retard. So, Aish, you stil... can... think of... others... me! Ok, jokes apart, very nice movie, and the good thing was that Ameer Khan didn't go overboard with a romantic sub-story, which I thought would have messed it up, but rather hinted at it and left it there. Nice confident direction. The young guy acted really brilliantly.

A Must Watch Movie.


Thursday, January 10, 2008


Do you play poker online? Do you ever want to beat all those anonymous professional-looking people who make mince-meat of those who stray in their way? Well, maybe you should try this online poker calculator to calculate your poker odds. You can now dominate all online games by using this Holdem Calculator to calculate the odds you have, and win every game you ever play online. Who knows all those pros who accuse you of being a noob probably use the same thing.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

To err is human, to forgive is divine

The title of this post and cricket umpiring are however mutually exclusive. Bucknor has been a good umpire, but I think he is on the decline now. Probably he's deaf as a bat now. So, what I'd like to say to him is: Dude, you might want to consider retiring, with dignity.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Sunil does it again

This evening we were returning home after playing cricket at the ground. I was sitting behind Sunil on his ubiquitous Pulsar, and I had three cricket bats and four stumps on me. We said bye to everyone and set off. Sunil drove far enough to get out of earshot of everyone and that's when the bike stalled, which isn't exactly unprecedented, knowing Sunil's exacting maintenance standards. After some pumping of the bike, tilting of the bike, kneeling and praying, we still weren't able to get it to start again. So, we opened the petrol tank and peered inside, only to find that half of it was water. Bloody rain. So we took turns to push the bike and hold the cricketing paraphernalia, which weighs around a ton, and walked back to my place in the gathering gloom. I was sitting at home relaxing when Sunil called me and said the balls were still with him, and since one can't play cricket without balls the next morning which Sunil would not come to, I went to get them from him at his place. It was there that he broke the news that the problem with his bike was that someone had tampered with some wire that was supposed to come out of the carburettor, and was hanging lose.

Trust Sunil's bike to get into trouble.

And there was this girl walking near Sunil's house who I stared at, and she stared back, for nearly 30 seconds, as I slowly drove by. Sunil, I'm dropping you home everyday man.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


College is starting tomorrow. Mega Bore. I'll as usual start from home at only 8:15. College starts for me at 8:30 A.M. I guess we'll just be intimated about the review dates for the project and left alone. Classes are on Monday and Tuesday only you see. So, we'll go to college only next week I presume. And now we can also walk out of college any time, now that we are in the final semester. And moreover I think we've got holidays coming up for final sem students only so as to enable them to work on their projects better.

So, I'm having mixed feelings about going tomorrow.