Sunday, May 20, 2012

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mera Eh Charkha No Lakha Kurray

Nusrat Fateh Ali khan is a awesome personality. His music and voice can make you feel fresh. Here is an awesome song from him and one of my favourite too. Tera ae charkha nau lakha kure.

Teri Meri Kahaani (Music review), Hindi – Sajid-Wajid

Wajid does a surprisingly good job in singing the bubbly Mukhtasar that, for some inexplicable reason, sounds a lot like London Paris New York’s title song! Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s Allah jaane is predictable, but is wonderfully serene and pleasant! Jabse mere dil ko‘s guitar and retro outlook is very appealing, as is Sonu and Sunidhi’s vocals. The techno qawali Humse pyaar kar le tu is too derivative to work, while That’s all I really wanna do‘s nursery rhyme-like tune is plain annoying. But for these two songs, Teri Meri Kahaani is a fairly competent effort from Sajid and Wajid!

ISHAQZAADE (Hindi; 2012)

In recent years, there have been a number of Bollywood films to return to the "Hindi heartland," not necessarily in search of a "social" film seeking to make a point about inter-caste violence or some such issue, but as part of a kind of backlash against the addled juvenilia and sentimentality of nearly two decades of Hindi films, a large number of them set amidst frolic in foreign locations (often, in malls, hotels, and other generic foreign locations, a reminder that what these films imagined was the (triumphal inhabiting of the) foreign -- often laced with insularity, if not outright xenophobia -- as symbolic marker of affluence). Some of these mofussil-centric films -- Baabarr(2009), for instance -- have been unfortunately shallow; others, such as Ishqiya (2010), far more interesting; but all have to negotiate the tension between the desire of their filmmakers (many of whom are from India's smaller cities: Abhishek Chaubey, the director of Ishqiya, is from Gorakhpur; Habib Faisal, from Bhopal) to represent worlds that all too often are overlooked in Bollywood's universe of representation (in the latter, to be "ethnic," certainly cheerful and ethnic, is all too often to be Punjabi); and the metropolitan audience's predilection to locating its own other in the mofussils "out there" -- violent and blood-strewn, and at once backward and suffering from a dysfunction of democracy itself (imagined as a kind of ghundaa rajfrom which the metropolitan audience has itself seceded). The line, that is to say, between filming untold stories and pandering is thin indeed.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis
Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis is a British actor best known for his role as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter series. Who knew that the awkward Neville would turn out to be the hottest of the Harry Potter guys? Someone grew up really well. Wanna see a then-and-now picture?

Matthew Lewis - Then and Now!
Matthew Lewis - Then and Now!

What do you think – is Matt Lewis the hottest Harry Potter boy? Remember, Tom Felton was our hottie once!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Post Customization is back in Blogger Help forum

The new Blogger help forum first gave a full customization options for members to customize their reply, but after few days, they discontinued it, don't know why. But it's back now.

I am happy that the customization options are back for all, because in Blogger Help forum we need more than just plain text, without the Code option in customization it's very difficult to highlight any codes posted.

Hope that these options will remain there for everyone so that we can communicate in the forum more efficiently.

Now it will be fun to work in the forum to help blogger users with their problems.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How to Open Files that have Unknown Extensions

Extensions, or the characters that precede the last period in a file name, help you determine the type of a file (is it an image, a video or something else) and you immediately know which software program is required to preview that file.

However, you may sometimes come across files that either have unknown extensions or don’t have any extension at all. How do you then determine the associated application that is required to open a file when you don’t recognize the file type itself?

Research Unknown File Extensions with Wolfram

The first thing you are likely to do is “google” for the file extension but there is an easier open as well. Go to Wolfram Alpha and just search for the file extension with the dot (or period) – see example.

Wolfram won’t just reveal the technical details of that file extension – like the developer and MIME type – but also generates a list of software programs that you may use to open that file on your computer – see sample results.
Identifying Files that don’t have an Extension

If a file doesn’t have an extension, you can still identify the format of that file from its signature. All known file types have a standard and unique signature and this data is stored in the file itself. There are programs that can read this signature* and determine the file format even if the extension is missing from the file name.

The most popular program in the category of file identifiers is TrIDNet. First download and unzip the TrIDNet utility and the associated XML definition files in the same directory. Then open the TrIDNet.exe file, press the “Rescan Defs” button to load the file signatures (you only need to do this once) and then drag-drop any unknown files that you wish to analyze.

It will show the different file types that match with the file’s signature and you can then use Wolfram Alpha again to learn about the different programs that can be used to open that particular file type. Do remember to rename the files after identification (press F2, prefix a dot with the extension).

How To Access Files Of Your Computer From Anywhere

Access Files over the InternetThe problem: You have documents, photos, music and other important files on the home computer. How can you “remotely access” these files from your office computer or, when you are travelling, from your mobile phone?
The solution: The simplest solution would be that you copy all your data from the home computer on to a portable hard drive and carry it around but this is obviously a bit cumbersome approach as it requires you to manually sync the home computer and your portable disk.

Delay of One X, EVO 4G LTE. HTC-Apple Dispute

HTC-Apple fight delays launch of One X, EVO 4G LTE

HTC One smartphone
Apple succeeded a narrow victory over HTC in a patent lawsuit in December over technology in the smartphones, one of many such disputes in the fiercely competitive smartphone market.

HTC said in a statement on Wednesday that "the US availability of the HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE has been delayed due to a standard US Customs review of shipments that is required after an ITC ( International Trade Commission) exclusion order".

Under that ruling, HTC phones with the disputed technology would be banned from entering the US from April 19. HTC has said that it has a workaround in its new phones to avoid the technology. The shipments still require inspection however.

Human-Centred Education

It does not take much practice at entering the consciousness of a young child to discover several things. The world, to a child’s consciousness, is wonderfully fresh and new, and wonderfully exciting. What is more, young children, before they enter school, have an incredible lust to learn. It is this desire that draws them upright and teaches them to walk and talk, and urges them to ask the incessant questions that normally drive adults to distraction.

But how long do these aspects of the child’s consciousness survive the normal educational environment? Maybe a year or two ― at most.

Extract from

Education for Freedom by Garry Richardson

(back cover 1985 edition)

During the last century there has been an intensifying interest in the ways in which we teach children to learn. In that time a transformation has taken place: from treating children as an empty slate which parents and educators can inscribe to a central concern with the natural learning processes of children. There are many people and movements who have contributed to this change: Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy and ideas; Piaget’s ‘genetic epistemology’ emphasizing how humans acquire knowledge; Montessori’s emphasis on creativity and independence as the learning experience for children; and Ivan Illich’s notion of ‘de-schooling’, learning webs and life-long learning. These are just a few examples. This paper is based on my belief that human-centred education provides the best focus on the intrinsic learning needs of young children – needs which are inseparable from the children’s desire to express their growing understanding of the world in a creative way.

Android Or iPhone

      When you are going to buy a smart phone choosing between Android and Iphone  isn't a simple task.   While both phones offer a lot of great features and apps, they may seem so similar that it's hard to distinguish between them. If we look closely we will find some key differences. The First Thing is the hardware.


     Iphone is manufactured by single unit Apple, where as android phones are manufactured by many phone makers (hTc, samsung, LG, Motorola and many more).Apple is the only company that makes iPhones, giving it extremely tight control over how the software and hardware work together. But in android there are many. As a result, Android phones vary quite a bit in size, weight, features, user experience, and quality.

It’s not uncommon to hear that some Android phones regularly overheat or freeze up or that some models are simply low quality. This inconsistency of quality isn’t an issue for the iPhone.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Android Apps And Data backup


          Did you ever wondered how to back up your angry birds game? with all the levels you have played? Do you need to reset your phone and still want you angry birds levels appear as they are now?
There is a tool available in Google market by which you can backup your apps and the data too..

I have a android phone and i loved playing angry birds and many more games. But one day i had to reset my phone and so i lost all the saved game data. I lost a angry birds completed level i was so disappointed i had to play the game again from the first level which was very mush irritating me

Then i find out an app called Titanium Backup. they promised that it can backup and restore the application and its data too. That means i can have my all the levels that i have completed in my phone that sounds good

Titanium Backup is  available in the market which can be used to backup your data and applications.



Sachin Tendulkar’s Mobile Phone?

Can you guess the brand and model of Sachin Tendulkar’s current mobile phone? iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia or something else?

Sachin Tendulkar

What is a Folder? How to Hide Data On Your Computer

   What is a Folder? 

     In graphical user interfaces such as Windows and the Macintoshenvironment, a folder is an object that can contain multiple documents. Folders are used to organize information. In the DOS and UNIX worlds, folders are called directories

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Good Morning !!!

This photo was taken with my android cell phone! I didn't edit or touch it up at all. I just wanted to share with you the gorgeous colors this morning here on the island. I used to think such pictures that showed a "pink" ocean were fake! But in Hawaii, when the sky turns pink, it reflects in the water when the winds are absent... and this is what you get. This morning just at day break!

Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo

Guys, this is just a test run for my new laptop, selected by Arundhati and configured by a certain Arvind Kumar, who gave me a really hard time by asking complex technical questions I had no answers to. So, I played the dumb housewife to the hilt.... threw up my hands and basically told him to wing it solo. Do what a guy's got to do.... and all that fake macho spiel. Well, I guess he's done something right, Jai ho! I feel like i earned the sinful falooda I enjoyed at the Sea Lounge with my namesake, one Vikram Rajadhyaksha, who is an Ohio based millionaire ( Hydro-electric power). I was told by over-awed friends that Al Gore pops by for dinner at his home whenever he's in the vicinity. That definitely justified the Sea Lounge falooda. No regrets, no guilt.
Errrrrr, I am still looking for my stored columns. Was dying to attach a couple of the ones that had appeared while I was luxuriating in this outstandingly opulent hotel. Perhaps tomorrow? For now, I have a date with John Makinson, my publisher. It's back to the Taj. This time to another favourite haunt - the old-fashioned and entirely civilised Harbour Bar.

Ancient And Luxury Of Cryptex Flash Drive !

Russian firm always know how to make luxurious things which perfectly able to professionals or all society genre. Gold ancient design perfectly blends with cryptic number to decorate the cover shape while the contents inside build in metal material and the USB itself. Giving you back to a century ago time feeling, Cryptex Flash Drive as this USB name, has security number to lock your USB inside from this gold caver by 5-wheel combination numbers. Cryptex Flash Drive will fully give secure feel to all your top secret data when you leave this USB without your supervision.

Cute Shoe Hanger Tutorial

I barely have enough closet space for my clothes let alone my shoes but this is a great idea if you have a walk in closet. Especially since you can hang the bar so low.
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Cute Cheap Dress: Forever 21+ Coupon Code

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Silhoutte Sketch Pen Package, Homemade Birthday Invites & IDEAS

Silhouette is offering Grosgrain readers a great sketch pen/Cameo deal! Now, get 1 $25 download card, 1 Silhouette Metallic Sketch Pen Pack and 1 Silhouette Glitter Sketch Pen Pack for only $269! That's an MSRP of $344.97 (almost $75 of savings!) Hurry sale ends April 30th!

And if you already have a Cameo you can get the sketch pen pack for a low $6.99
See my latest sketch pen project below!
Molly has made so many new friends in school and it just delights me to watch her play with them after school. Before pre-school she spent most of her days cooped up inside the house. With all her new found friends she's talking about her birthday party almost daily although her actual birthday is still two months away.

So to appease her excitement I decided to make birthday cards for her upcoming two months;) For these invites I used my new Silhouette sketch pens. I have to admit, at first I didn't use the sketch pens much at all. But I've been looking at invitations lately and the sketch pens are really actually kind of great for that non-printer look.

If you combined the sketch pen with an embossing tool you could make your own wedding invitations! I'd love to try my hand at that sometime.

So to make these invites I first cut a mitered rectangle shape out of cardstock. I just used the cardstock I had around the house but if I were to have my pick of papers I would have chosen something with a little more texture.

Then I used the Silhouette software and my own computer fonts and designed a card. I used an image of a chevron to trace. I then used the sketch pens to draw the image onto the cardstock. At first my pens did not show up well on the cardstock but I increased the thickness and slowed down the speed settings and everything worked well. Super cute.

Again, I wish I had deep black paper on hand. I might have tried using the white sketch pen on the black. It could have a 'chalkboard' feel. You could even use a chalkboard font to make it extra special.

Here's some ideas and inspiration for invitations that might work well with the Silhouette sketch pens.

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Felt Hair Bow DIY

 love to make a couple of these not for the kids but for ME! So cute on the side with bangs.

DIY Reverse ombre Curtains

Then try this!

DIY Wedding Shoes

All the prettiest bridal shoes I've seen are ones that you can make yourself.
Just add feathers.
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Back bows.

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Circle flowers.
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Folded circles.

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Chiffon Bows.

Rumor: Windows 8 upgrade discounts to start June 2

The launch of a new Windows OS is always a big event, but one unfortunate side effect is that sales drop severely in the months previous to the release, in anticipation. In order to prevent this, Microsoft has in the past offered a reduced OS upgrade price for people who bought PCs immediately before launch time. They did it in 2009 before 7 replaced Vista, and rumor has it that a similar promotion will take place starting next month.
Mary Jo Foley, longtime reporter of all things Microsoft, reported Thursday that June 2 will likely be the day on which new PC purchases will start counting towards a Windows 8 upgrade. When reached by, Microsoft had no comment.
The timing would coincide nicely with the next Windows 8 milestone, the "release preview," or the first release candidate. The actual launch is supposed to take place in October, so that leaves plenty of time for consumers to pick up the various ultrabooks and tablets that will be making their debut before then.
( is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC Universal.) 

Touch-sensitive liquids, tables and skin in latest research

Researchers have created a system called Touché that is capable of tracking touch input on nearly any kind of object — from a metallic doorknob to a tank of water. It works similarly to the way capacitive sensors like those in phones and tablets do: A touch by a finger is detected by a change in the current going through the surface. But while normal capacitive sensors only detect whether a touch is present or not, Touché can tell apart several different kinds of touches just by looking closely at the voltage changes.
It sounds a bit technical, but their video does an excellent job of explaining how the system works:
Touché by Disney Research
The applications of this are certainly fun to think about, and it seems to be both simple and reliable. A table that detects how many plates are on it, a bed that turns the lights off when you lie down but not when you sit, a jacuzzi that bubbles up when you step into it ... the possibilities are endless.
Touché doesn't require a metallic surface, clearly, but it does require that the surface or object can be wired for voltage detection and connected to a computer. But the connection part can be done wirelessly, and a wearable or portable voltage interpreter isn't hard to imagine; in fact, they show something like that in use in the video with a person controlling an MP3 player by tapping in different places on his arm.
The research was performed at Disney Research in Pittsburgh by Munehiko Sato, Ivan Poupyrev, and Chris Harrison. The full paper is available to be read here in PDF format.

New 'array projector' modeled on insect eyes

Fraunhofer has created a new type of projector that uses hundreds of tiny lenses instead of one big one, not unlike an insect's compound eye. Each of these hundreds of microprojectors can adjust their output so angled, irregular, or curved surfaces can be projected onto as easily as flat ones. Who needs a screen when you can project onto a tabletop or your own shirt?
Not only could this "array projection" technique allow for better projection on non-flat surfaces, but the projectors send out an invisible (to us, at any rate) infrared grid that can be used as a rudimentary gesture interface. A connected camera would detect the IR grid and track movements along it, allowing users to interact with screen elements or at the very least do things like advance to the next slide or turn off the device — just by touching the projected surface.
The researchers don't expect the technology to hit the market for at least three or four years, but as Fraunhofer's Marcel Sieler explains in their research summary: "The manufacturing process is suitable for mass production, and that makes the devices economical to make." So hopefully these won't become vaporware, though it'll be some time before you'll have one attached to your smartphone.

What happens on the Internet every 60 seconds

What happens on the Internet every 60 seconds

Let's say that it takes you exactly one minute to read through this post. In that time, over 6,600 photos will be uploaded to Flickr, about 70 new domains will be registered, over 1,200 new ads will be created on Craigslist, and more. Here's what happens on the Internet every 60 seconds.

That disclaimer aside and without further ado, here's what's happening each minute:

* Search engine Google serves more that 694,445 queries
* 6,600+ pictures are uploaded to Flickr
* 600 videos are uploaded to YouTube, amounting to 25+ hours of content
* 695,000 status updates, 79,364 wall posts and 510,040 comments are published on social networking site Facebook
* 70 new domains are registered
* 168,000,000+ emails are sent
* 320 new accounts and 98,000 tweets are generated on social networking site Twitter
* iPhone applications are downloaded more than 13,000 times
* 20,000 new posts are published on micro-blogging platform Tumblr
* Popular web browser FireFox is downloaded more than 1,700 times
* Popular blogging platform Word Press is downloaded more than 50 times
* Word Press Plugins are downloaded more than 125 times
* 100 accounts are created on professional networking site LinkedIn
* 40 new questions are asked on
* 100+ questions are asked on
* 1 new article is published on Associated Content, the world’s largest source of community-created content
* 1 new definition is added on
* 1,200+ new ads are created on Craigslist
* 370,000+ minutes of voice calls done by Skype users
* 13,000+ hours of music streaming is done by personalized Internet radio provider Pandora
* 1,600+ reads are made on Scribd, the largest social reading publishing company

Impressive? Scary? Overwhelming? We're not sure. But we do know that a lot happened in the few moments it took to look at this blog post — so you better rush to catch up.