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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cutting the Chai Calendar 2009

2009 CalendarSome stats first...

At the time of posting this, the 2008 Cutting the Chai calendar has been downloaded over 1102 times. The inaugural edition in 2007 was downloaded 519 times.

And here's the 2009 edition of the Cutting the Chai Calendar (with Indian festivals and holidays).

This printable calendar is in the standard A4 size (minus any frills), so that you can take easy printouts and put it up wherever you want to. Moreover, this calendar is in a compact single page, that saves you the trouble of flipping it over every month.

Major Indian festivals and holidays have also been included as they are usually not found in most calendars available online.

This time the printable calendar is available in three formats (PDF, JPG and GIF). Take your pick.

2009 Calendar with Indian Festivals and Holidays (Size A4)

Download PDF [383 KB]
Download JPG [164 KB]
Download GIF [52 KB]

The official Government of India list of holidays in 2009

2009 Gazetted Holidays
[JPG 108 KB]
2009 Restricted Holidays [JPG 191 KB]

Have a Happy 2009!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Watch Ghajini Gajodhar Online Now

Gajodhar PosterMy level of liking for Aamir Khan seems to be getting lower by the day. But this isn't what this post is about.

The funny guys at Webchutney have come up with a new viral for

This esentially is a spoof on Ghajini and like everything about Aamir Khan has only Aamir in the ad (with the exception of the tattoo artist).

The disclaimer reads, "Before we forget, the character portrayed here is completely fictitious (and NOT a perfectionist). Resemblance to any real-life person(s) is purely accidental."


Download video [00:02:21 FLV 2.79 MB]

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

How Many Lacpixels is Your Camera?

Phone with 13.0 Lacpixel CameraThese online shopping sites come up with innovative tricks to fool people.

This seems to be use for quite some time, but caught my attention only this morning. The 'new' measurement of camera resolution - the lacpixel/lakhpixel.

If you are wondering what it is, here's the explanation:

10 lakh/lac = 1 million
1 megapixel = 1 million pixels
10 lacpixel/lakhpixel = 1 megapixel

For a layman the bigger the number, the better it is (remember the PMPO days). So a 1.3 megapixel camera would directly translate into an 'appealing' 13.0 lacpixel camera. 13 > 1.3. So the selling chances are higher.

Next we might see some hazarpixel cameras too.

Thankfully didn't yet notice any of the major manufacturers resort to this gimmick.

Related posts:· Before Purchasing Online, Check Prices Offline
· The Megapixel Hoax

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Away from the Internet

Four days - that must be the maximum in years that I've been away from the internet (well, not actually... I did check a few sites in between on my cell phone... but that doesn't exactly count. Does it?).

I would have liked to keep the judai (separation) for a while longer, but my boss didn't let it be. Had to log on to send some 'important' emails. And when you are online you just cannnot resist the temptation to check the updates on GMail, Blogger, Twitter, feed reader, LinkedIn, Facebook, Orkut and so many more. I couldn't resist posting a post.

The reason is that I'm away on a vacation, a few marriages to attend and a little booze to drink.

Tomorrow I'll be leaving for Silchar in South Assam for four more days - so more four days away from the net (I'll be Twittering though). I'm not getting any withdrawal symptoms. Yet.

By the way, the smoking ban doesn't seem to have any effect on the bars in Shillong. Actually the waiter was surprised that we asked him the question.

And kids here too are playing terrorist-NSG games. Disturbing.

Planning to go to an interesting museum today. Will post if I find anything interesting.

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