Friday, April 27, 2007


Sony India on Thursday launched its high definition gaming console PlayStation3 (PS3) at a price of Rs 39,990.

The company aims to sell 10,000 units of PlayStation3 and 50,000 units of PlayStation2 during this financial year.

Sony has initially shipped 1,200 units of the console for sale in India.

The company plans to sell half of its new consoles through its own outlets ‘Sony World’, while the balance would be sold through retail chains and music stores.

The company has also slashed the prices of the earlier versions of its gaming consoles. It would now sell PS2 for Rs 7,990 while the portable PSP would be sold for Rs 9,990.

The company is also developing India-specific gaming content which will hit the market later this year.

Sony has sold three million units of PS3 across North America, Japan and Europe since its launch five months ago. Buoyed by the increased buying power of the Indian customer, Sony India MD Masaru Tamagawa said the company is targeting a two-fold jump in the consolidated revenues to $2 billion by 2010.

Pictures: Sony,

Monday, April 23, 2007

Cars in 2007

Mahindra-Renault’s Logan:
The much awaited Mahindra Renault Logan has finally been launched in India with a stunning price tag of Rs. 4.2 lacs (ex-Mumbai) for the base 1.4-litre petrol version. Also on offer are a more powerful 1.6-litre petrol model priced at Rs. 5.6 lacs and the frugal 1.5-litre common-rail diesel version which is priced from Rs. 5.4-lacs to Rs. 6.4 lacs for the base and top end versions respectively.

Porsche Cayenne:
Porsche, introduced its second generation Cayenne SUV in India at a price range of Rs 49.3 lakh to Rs 1.1 crore. The newly designed Cayenne, Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo models have been given more powerful Direct Fuel Injection (DFI) engines, which at the same time generate up to 15 per cent savings in fuel consumption.
The basic version of this sporty SUV has a 40-bhp power enhancement and is now driven by a 290-bhp six-cylinder engine, the displacement of which has increased from 3.2 to 3.6 litres.
Nissan Teana:
Nissan rolled out its second vehicle in India -- the luxury sedan Teana -- to tap the growing high-end car market in the country.

The sedan has been priced at Rs 20.47 lakh or Rs 2.047 million approximately (ex-showroom) in Delhi, Chennai Banglore and Hyderabad and slightly higher at Rs 20.67 lakh (Rs 2.067 million approximately) in Mumbai.

3 series :The 3 Series is available for entry-level super luxury car customers. Two trim options each will be offered for the petrol and diesel engine versions. Deliveries are expected to begin by March.

Though the engine options and the price positioning of the 3 Series cars have not been announced, they are expected to be adequately laden and priced to enable them set new benchmarks in the segment. This could mean that the cars will be priced in the Rs 20-32 lakh range.

5 series:The new 5 Series will follow the 3 Series into India and may be available in the market by June 2007. Indicating the seriousness with which BMW is entering the Indian market, company officials have confirmed that the model to be introduced here will be the new face-lifted 5 Series model with a new options package, which is yet to be launched globally.Expect pricing to be about Rs 40-lakh plus.

Maruti SX4 sedan:
Maruti launching the SX4 sedan in India later this year.The new car based on the SX4 platform is likely to be launched with an all-new 1.6-litre petrol engine and possibly with the same 1.3-litre DDiS diesel that powers the Swift diesel in India.

Experts believe that Maruti could price this new car in the range of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Do you live in Orkut!

Scrapboy software takes orkut to a different level of experience. When you have Scrapboy installed on your computer, you virtually plug yourself to orkut. With Scrapboy you can receive instant notifications for new scraps, send instant scraps from your desktop, easily add color and style to your scraps, read your friend's scrapbooks, access your friend list with ease, navigate directly to desired orkut pages, read your friends' scraps without visiting their profile. To try the software you will need an user account.

Note:Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or potentially damage your system. It is recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing and/or using this software.

Format: Software Size: 25,637KB Version: 1 beta System Requirements: Windows NT/2000/XP License: Free


Source: Scrapboy Digital media

Monday, April 16, 2007

What I've done!

The first single of LP's "Minutes to Midnight" is out and here it is.The video is directed by the band member Dj Hann.
Enjoy and comment how it is.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Gallery: Dowload at ease

Beautiful Munnar

Purdue University

Different yet similar

Face Glow

It can't get closer than this

It was well desired third career win for Fellipe Massa but after the race, its three racers competing for the first place. Alonso, Kimi and Hamilton jointly share the first position with 22 championship points. Massa stands third with 17 points and Heidfeld with 15 points.

Mclaren tops the constructors list with 44 points, Ferrari and BMW take second and third positions with 39 and 18 points.Bahrain Grand prix had it all. Fernando Alonso started fourth on the grid and disappoints all his fans by coming fifth at the chequered flag even though he over took Kimi Raikkonen at the first turn in the beginning of the race. Ferrari did a fantastic work at the first pit stop which allowed kimi snatch back his position but the biggest overtaking maneuver of the year by Nick Heidfeld allowed the defending world champion to slip fifth.

Whereas his team-mate Hamilton made history by taking a place on the podium for the third time in the season. It’s been 25 years since anyone did that. Hamilton is no more a rookie now.

Nick Heidfeld took the fourth place as he did at the Malaysian Grand Prix. He not only raced well but also overtook Alonso to gain his fourth position.

Now, Alonso would be eyeing his home Grand prix on May 12 and 13 to take the lead.

Bahrain Grand Prix Results - 15 April 2007 - 57 Laps

1. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari 57 1h33m27.515
2. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes 57 2.3
3. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari 57 10.8
4. Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW 57 13.8
5. Fernando Alonso Spain McLaren-Mercedes 57 14.4
6. Robert Kubica Poland BMW 57 45.5
7. Jarno Trulli Italy Toyota 57 1m21.3
8. Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Renault 57 1m21.7
9. Heikki Kovalainen Finland Renault 57 1m29.4
10. Nico Rosberg Germany Williams-Toyota 57 1m29.9
11. Alexander Wurz Austria Williams-Toyota 56 1 Lap
12. Ralf Schumacher Germany Toyota 56 1 Lap
13. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Honda 56 1 Lap
14. Christijan Albers Netherlands Spyker-Ferrari 55 2 Laps
15. Adrian Sutil Germany Spyker-Ferrari 53 4 Laps
16. Anthony Davidson Britain Super Aguri-Honda 51 Engine

R Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 41
R David Coulthard Britain Red Bull-Renault 36
R Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 34
R Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 26
R Jenson Button Britain Honda 0 Accident
R Scott Speed United States Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0 Accident

Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari 42 1:34.067

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Avril hits the right note
Its already being rumored that 2007 is the came back year for many. With Linkin Park releasing their third album in March, now it’s Avril Lavinge who released her much awaited album “THE BEST DAMN THING”.

The album contains love songs and the usual Avril Lavinge’s boy bashing rock songs. She states that, “the record is really fun and cool and different and honestly, I think it's my best record yet, I can say that with confidence".

She truly rocked the album and raised her bar a bit more this time.The first single from the album is “Girlfriend” and everybody can feel the same Avril’s sound from the previous two albums. The album songs are awesome and my personal favourite is “When you’re gone” from the album. I guess it will top the charts very soon.

The Best Damn Thing is produced by Dr. Luke (Kelly Clarkson,P!nk,Lady Sovereign and Daughtry), her husband Deryck Whibley(Sum 41), Rob Cavallo(Green Day,The Goo Goo Dolls,My Chemical Romance, Jewel (singer)), Butch Walker and herself. Travis Barker(Box Car Racer,Blink-182,+44) has also recorded drums for Lavigne's new album.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Comprehensive victory for Alonso

Alonso crossed the checked flag comprehensively which marked his first win for McLaren this season in the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. Mclaren tops 1-2 since 2005.
His teammate, Lewis Hamilton, already proving as the rookie of the year drove like a star. Hamilton again started fourth on the grid and not only did he take the second place after the first corner but also defended and blocked others to benefit Alonso to take lead.

Setting the race's fastest lap on lap 22, no wonder Hamilton said that the race was his most difficult one, to fend off both Ferraris.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen hunted him down till the end and settled for the third position. Nick Heidfield and Fellipse Mass took fourth and fifth places respectively.

After the race, Alonso leads with 18 championship points and Kimi with 16 points. Mclaren has 32 Constructors points and Ferrari with 23 and BMW stands third with 10. Guess Renault lost the sheen with the loss of Alonso.

This season definitely looks like a battle ground for Ferrari and Mclaren.

The high spirited Alonso and the young blooded Hamilton make a great pair with a great car. The Mclaren team has improved a lot from the last season and brought a great car to drive for.
The usually quick Kimi and the talented Massa of Ferrari can top the charts on any given day with the quickest car.

Don’t miss the action and watch out for Hamilton, he may take the center space on the podium in Bahrain this Saturday.

Malaysian Grand Prix, result:

1. Fernando Alonso Spain McLaren-Mercedes 56 laps 01:32:14.930
2. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes +17.5
3. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari-Ferrari +18.3
4. Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber +33.7
5. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari +36.7
6. Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Renault-Renault +65.6
7. Jarno Trulli Italy Toyota-Toyota +70.1
8. Heikki Kovalainen Finland Renault-Renault +72.0
9. Alexander Wurz Austria Williams-Toyota +89.9
10. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault +93.5
11. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Honda-Honda +1 lap
12. Jenson Button Britain Honda-Honda +1 lap
13. Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda +1 lap
14. Scott Speed USA Toro Rosso-Ferrari +1 lap
15. Ralf Schumacher Germany Toyota-Toyota +1 lap
16. Anthony Davidson Britain Super Aguri-Honda +1 lap
17. Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari +1 lap
18. Robert Kubica Poland BMW Sauber +1 lap
Rtd Nico Rosberg Germany Williams-Toyota 42 laps completed
Rtd David Coulthard Britain Red Bull-Renault 36 laps completed
Rtd Christijan Albers Holland Spyker-Ferrari 7 laps completed
Rtd Adrian Sutil Germany Spyker-Ferrari 0 laps completed

Fastest lap:
Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m 36.701s lap 22


Thursday, April 05, 2007


This is not a joke nor a rumour. This is what, easygroup is planning. Make free outgoin calls for free but hear few advertisements at the begining.

As a cell phone user I won't mind few advertisements for a free call and I feel its a cool idea. Hatts off to the Stelios.

Stelios is the serial entrepreneur and the chairman of easygroup. The easyGroup is the owner of the easy brand and licenses it to all of the easy branded businesses, including easyJet plc, the airline Stelios started in 1995 and in which he remains the largest single shareholder.

He is responsible for inexpensive products in europe, from airline tickets to pizzas. Stelios has 17 branded businesses under his belt till now.

I guess everyone would be excited now for the service to hit the market.


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

New World Record

French train manufacture Alstom's V150 touched 574.8km/hr on Tuesday and broke all the previous records by a great margin. Alstrom is the second biggest train manufacturing company and the first in manufacturing fast trains.

The bullet train is named V150 since it moves 150 metres/sec. V150 is definitely the fastest train on wheels even though Japanese claim the fastest with their electromagnetic train which touched 581km/hr in 2003.

The train will open to public from July,2007 and will run from Paris to Strasbourg. It will cost less than the commercial Airliner and just more than the regular train service.

So V150 is a great threat to the Airline bussiness in France.

RAJINI starrer "SHIVAJI-THE BOSS" Music Review

After a long gap, biggies like AVM - Rajini - Shankar - AR Rahman came together to deliver a movie called SHIVAJI.

I was very excited to see all these names together and was doubly excited for the music release. Im a great fan of AR rahman and you all know it.

Today I went to my friend's house for my project work and it just happened that I heard the songs there for the first time. Would you beleive that I heard "Oru kudai sunlight" song more than ten times continously, which really pissed off my friend.

Oru kudai sunlight, is a hip-hop kind of song which Shankar used it for the first time in his movies, and asusually Rahman was at his best.
"Sahaana saral" and "Vaji vaji" were also good numbers, they have the typical southern sound.

I think the Audio will rock and sell like hell.

Pictures from:,

Written by: Ranganath P.S

Dabbawallas on holiday!

The world famous Dabbawallas from Mumbai are taking a 5 day holiday.
The losers are the common man and grainers are definitely the eateries.

The dabbawala originated when India was under British rule: many Indian people who worked in British companies disliked the British food served by the companies, so a service was set up to bring lunch to them in their workplace straight from their home. Nowadays, Indian businessmen are the main customers for the dabbawalas, and the service often includes cooking as well as delivery.

Though the work sounds simple, it is actually a highly specialized trade that is over a century old and which has become integral to Mumbai's culture.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


ETS has opened slots for old gre for MAY and JUNE. Book them before anyone does. Good Luck.