My Blog is on vacation …

with me 🙂 – shall be back in action after September 10th.


Till then,
Good bye !


Amitabh Bachchan on Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Hrishikesh Mukherjee
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Hrishikesh Mukherjee, one of India’s greatest film directors passed away yesterday. The best part about his films were that they were so close to reality – Anand, Chupke Chupke, Abhiman were some of him immortal films. Here is Amitabh Bachchan’s tribute to him …

May his soul rest in peace.

— Thyaga

The ball tampering controversy – my view Part II

Ok – the controversy is just turning into a soap opera now. I had blogged a post earlier about my views on this controversy. Now the situation has turned completely different:

  1. Inzamam’s hearing has been postponed till the end of September – this gives Inzy some time to concentrate on his cricket and also for the lawyers to present the cases (of course, this also means that the axe is still hanging around Inzy’s head).
  2. ICC sensationally released the email exchanges between Hair and the ICC chiefs – i think, this is the most unprofessional of the ICC – Hair had clearly sent the email in confidence and i think ICC has betrayed that. According to the email, Hair had offered to quit if ICC were to offer him $500, 000 to compensate him for his future matches, that he would have umpired had he not retired.
  3. Malcom Speed, ICC’s chief executive then made a statement that Hair’s career may be over now.
  4. Hair then hit back at the ICC saying that his offer of the $500,000 was made at the behest of ICC.

One thing that has come up as a result of this unfolding drama is that the wonderful cricket of cricket has taken a back-seat and matters off the field have taken precedence.

I would rather worry about the “Men in Blue” rather than the “Men in White”.

— Thyaga

O’Reilly Code Search

Remember those early years when you used to read the O’Reilly books and learnt some cool programming tricks but then you were always lazy to not “type in” the code to check it out? – that problem does not exist anymore with the release of the O’Reilly Code Search which searches from over 2.6 million lines of code from these books.

This is indeed a dream for software programmers – enjoy!

— T

Kodak Photo – why do i need to join to see the photos?

I received an invitation to view photos that my friend had uploaded on Kodak Photos – but i can’t view the album UNLESS I register – this is the biggest mistake marketers make. They force something on customers expecting that they will do something – it doesn’t work that way. It is a bit like the superstitious FAQ writers that Joel Spolsky wrote about in his Blog yesterday.

— Thyaga

Monetizing the Blogosphere …

2 years ago, the Blogosphere was exploding – there were the early adopters who took to Blogging and have been active at it ever since. Many of these guys in fact, make significant revenues just by Blogging. Imagine, sitting in your chair and writing about anything that you like and yeah! – make a lot of $$s too :). Here is a nice Blog Post on the monetizing of the Blogosphere.

Interested? – then start off

— T

India’s Independence Day at Nasdaq

Nasdaq celebrated India’s Independence Day – this shows the growing importance of India as a trading partner.


— Thyaga