If you follow tech news you might have heard of Netflix and it’s recent success after adopting the streaming model. Their website says “For only $7.99 a month, you get unlimited movies & TV episodes instantly over the Internet to your TV or computer. There are no commercials, and you can pause, rewind, fast forward or re-watch as often as you like. It’s really that easy!”
Isn’t this great, for just Rs.400 a month, Netflix gives Video on demand on a lot of devices (PC,macs, mobile devices, gaming consoles etc.) with recommendations, resuming playback of movies/T.V shows where you left them off and a lot more. So if you’re watching a movie late in the night and you get too sleepy, you can shut off your movie and resume it the next day on your way to work on your phone. We end up paying more for Tata sky which doesn’t even provide video on demand or multiple device viewing.
I guess I am not the only one who feels the same way. I was just going through the Wikipedia Financial today on their page. What I saw there made me look into this matter in much greater detail. Wikimedia spent almost $3500, 000 in recruiting and wages in the financial year 2009-2010. And it grew to almost $6000, 000 in the financial year 2010-2011. I was just wondering isn’t that too much for 50 employees of Wikimedia. I am now confused as in what is actually a non-profit organization. I mean apart from running your websites do you also need money to run the show? Posting a conversation excerpt that I found in a forum.
Every now and then my mind keeps flooding with some insane ideas. But after some time when I think about it, it all starts making some sense. I was on my way to office 2-3 days ago and I get a call from someone trying to sell me some Life Insurance. This guy has been calling me for i don’t know may be for the last 4-5 days continuously. I know like me you are also frustrated with all those telemarketers calling you day and night and selling stuff in which you are not even remotely interested. But I have an idea to deal with this situation. I don’t know the feasibility to implement it. May or may not be possible.
Its been more than 3 weeks now that I visited MTNL Sanchaar Haat after a very long time. Usually I don’t go there as I pay my bills online. The reason I had to go there was that I moved house and wanted to request to move my Broadband connection to my new house. I was there twice and I would like to share some thoughts and experience with you all.
My first visit was quite short and simple. I took a form from the information counter and submitted it to the department who takes care of all the broadband movements. I was told that I would get my phone installed at my new house in 3-4 days. I remember it was Monday when I requested for the movement. Nothing happened for the next 5 days and I kept following up with them over the phone. The reason I was given for not being able to install the landline phone was that they did not have the wire. Even after 2-3 follow ups I got the same response over the phone.
Yeah, I was wondering every damn person on this earth is trying to help Haitians in every possible way. Every government, company and celebrity is trying to help Haitians. People who did not even think about donating ever are doing it. And While I was thinking what else could be done, I stumbled upon Wikipedia website. And imagine.. the page which Wikipedia had setup some time ago for donation is gone. That means they could arrange those 6 million $. Yes they did, reports Business insider and other websites as well.
I know what you are thinking after reading the title. OK Lets look at the incidents in cronological order.
- Terrorists attacked India
- Some got killed, some got escaped and some got captured.
- Captured terrorist claims to be a Pakistan citizen.
- I don’t know how many times India has warned Pakistan on these kind of activities. I think you’ve heard that saying in India “iski to aadat hai yar bhokne ki” and that is what Pakistan thinks of India. Till the time issue is in the news PM, CM and every other party would try to be highlighted by media but once India media does not get TRP on those kind of news they would stop showing that news on TV and no interview and nothing from our PM and CM. Anyways, lets move
- US gave India information about Pakistan being involved in the attack and concrete evidence. (This was the funniest part)
Alright, I think its the time that I talk about the burning issue of Commonwealth Games supposed to be held in Delhi, India. I think we are trying our best to keep them here but somehow I am getting this feeling that we are not ready. Our government has not even started the construction of some of the stadiums. We I really wish our Indian Government best of luck. May God bless them with some wisdom. Why do these guys not understand that it will be less shameful if we tell the Commonwealth Games community that we are not ready to host the event rather then the athletes coming to India and coming to know that we are not even able to provide the basic facilities to them. Forget about organizing the Commonwealth Games 2010.
I am a citizen of your city since 1993 when I came here to take admission in my 10+2 vocational course. Ever since I am a fan of this city and love this city more than any other cities I have visited and lived in India. I think this is the most beautiful and safe city than any other.
I have used public transport medium for most of my commutes throughout my stay in Delhi right from cycle rickshaw to Delhi metro and now the low floor buses. I remember a ride on an auto rickshaw somewhere in east Delhi where there were 9 people sitting inside the auto rickshaw and 6 hanging on the outside railing and bumper of the auto rickshaw. I have traveled through initially the most common and then the dangerous red-line buses to CNG fitted worlds largest fleet of Eco friendly transport system – The DTC buses.
Have you ever noticed it. You take out your vehicle and start your journey to your usualy daily destination. But suddenly you see a dead street dog on the road. The dog was over ran by some vehicle. I don’t know about you guys, but I get very disappointed and feel bad about it.
I decided to write about it today because I saw one dead dog on the road while coming back from office.
What are you thinking now ? Does India not have good Web Developers ? Why Indian Govt websites are such pathetic to look. Is Indian Govt running out of Funds for spending money on our Country’s website. I mean this is the only thing a world looks at now days for a legitimate source of information. I feel Indian Govt websites are created just for the sake of creating them. So what do you think is responsible for this situation. Let me tell you one thing before you come to any conclusion. India has more than 50% of the Software Development Industry business. Its our sick old politicians. Who, in 21st Century don’t even know how a computer is operated. Till the time we have the old generation ruling India, we the younger generation will keep facing the issues.