Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Sprint PCS Phone LX350 by LG Fact Sheet – Great Technology, Great Quality

Hiya, Heard the latest? There’s great quality and technology in Sprint cell phone!

Heard the buzz? Now you can access and web and download various web-based applications with Sprint PCS Phone LX350. What’s more, you can access SMS test and voice messages, and Sprint PCS mail too. Isn’t that great?

Hold on. There’s more to come. LX 350 comes with a 1.3 megapixel camera, which provides a digital picture in full color. You can click and send them to your friends and family members instantly, by using Sprint PCS picture mail technology. This phone also has a built-in speakerphone.

Heard a lot about Bluetooth technology? Sure, you have! This technology allows you to connect your LX 350 phone wirelessly to other compatible devices, including Bluetooth-compatible hand-held ones. This enables dial-up networking, with your phone acting as a wireless modem. This technology also offers an advanced speech recognition facility.

To top it all, it is light in weight, convenient, and highly secure. What with the LG wireless backup technology, you can manage your contact list and even transfer it to some other compatible devices that feature the same technology.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Verizon Wireless FuelFinder: Just Click and Save

Ever wondered cell phone in hand where the cheapest fuel was available? Ever had to drive around town trying to compare prices and burnt a lot of fuel that you were trying to save? Now you can do it with just a click on your Verizon Wireless FuelFinder and save money. A specialized mapping service developed by MobileGates, a leader in providing location-based services, FuelFinder provides most inexpensive fuel options exclusively to Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0SM customers.


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Monday, August 28, 2006

Now you can find the cheapest fuel on your cell phone!

Ever wondered cell phone in hand where the cheapest fuel was available? Ever had to drive around town trying to compare prices and burnt a lot of fuel that you were trying to save? Now you can do it with just a click on your Verizon Wireless FuelFinder and save money. A specialized mapping service developed by MobileGates, a leader in providing location-based services, FuelFinder provides most inexpensive fuel options exclusively to Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0SM customers.


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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The kindness of strangers!

It’s raining outside. May be a repeat of the July 26, 2005. Today, getting to office was a miracle. A real miracle. Actually I am wearing short to office because it is an Indian holiday (Gokulashtami, or the birthday of Krishna, on which day, people form human pyramids to break an earthen pot full of curds). I had to wait a long time for a rickshaw to appear. None of them seemed to be around. It was pouring and mercifully, my shorts saved me the trouble of being drenched and cold. Then I tried to hitch a ride. Most of them didn’t stop. Ultimately, dejected, I was about to go back. No point in venturing out in this rain, I thought.

Then a Chevrolet Tavera stopped for me. Imagine, a luxury sports utility vehicle like Chevrolet Tavera stopping for a drenched-looking man in shorts, wind cheater and umbrella. Imagine the kindness of the man when he knows I would drip water on the seat and floor of his expensive vehicle. That’s kindness for you, the kindness of strangers. I got inside and he, the owner, sitting beside the driver, asked me where I wanted to go. I told him. He dropped me at the Bombay-Pune highway from where I board a bus to the office.

People in the office see the shorts and smile. I say, “Can’t help it, can’t you see the rains.” Colleagues say, “Yeah, I am going to wear shorts too.” Poonam suggested the Lungi. But Karthik (Poonam is the girl on extreme left in the picture in the bottom and Karthik is the seated guy in the picture above) says, “The lungi will be on the floor when you get into a Bombay bus.” All laugh. This is because nobody wears shorts to the office except the big boss. I guess wearing shorts on holidays and weekends should be allowed. Anyway, I am daring when it comes to clothes and that’s it.
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Sunday, August 13, 2006

May latest poem, explores loneliness!

Read my latest poem about loneliness on my poetry blog. The poem celebrates how we should celebrate each moment, as we exist in the present moment, and let loneliness be a part of us, and thus internalize the loneliness.
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Loneliness

I pause midway in the in the whirl,
Of deadlines, things undone,
And averaged the sadness and joys -
There remains only loneliness,
Of which I see no cure,
No bitter palliatives, no anodyne.

We remain in life’s journey,
Like loners sitting depressed,
On solitary park benches, or,
Staring at people from balconies,
Loneliness gnawing at our minds,
As hungry ants at a grain of food.

Often in life’s vicious lanes,
In lonesome moments,
It’s our failures we ponder,
Not the joys and victories; both,
We have given and earned;
Not others’ courage, but faults.

When in each passing lonely moment,
I count the millions of seconds,
I was alive to witness this world, and,
Mimetic thoughts that pass into eternity,
My loneliness vanishes, I shout,
“I live; I am alive this lonely moment.”
(c) John, August 2006
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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Of T*ts and D**ks!

Oh, the Indian arty-farty crowd is embroiled in another controversy. This time it is an exhibition of paintings, poems and sculptures called, “Tits, clits and Elephant Dicks.” Not, joking, this time that is the title, honest. I did a search of the Internet and came up with 8,40,000 results. I am amazed. Are we so sick in the mind? Someone said that this mirrors the state of our society. Yes, it does. And the very words, American slang, no less. Why not Bombay slang like c****h, and l**d, etc, which tumble out every other second from a Bombayman’s tongue?


Frankly I am amazed, no, dazed, no, amused. After suppressing a chortle or two I can go into the dissection of this. Apparently it features poems, too, “In Search Of The Best Fuck Of His Life” and “My First Piss In The Morning.” Is Indian art so depraved that it has to hunt for crude vulgarisms of American Slang to describe women’s body parts? Again, why “Piss” why not “Urine?” It’s the puerile use of these slang words that offends me the most. Or, is it a way of currying favor from the firangs? This is the sort of writing you get on toilet walls, not in prestigious art gallery of Bombay. If I walk into the gallery with my wife and son I would naturally be offended.


For your information the exhibition, sort of shortcut to fame for its artists Sanjeev Khandekar and Vaishali Narkar who put up statues with gigantic phalluses on show. But should it have been such a drastic short cut? Society has a responsibility to protect its vulnerable sections in which I include women and children. But the exhibition was open to all even children. What impressions would they carry out of the gallery? No wonder Pushpa Vijule was offended and lodged a police complaint. The police asked the artists to take away the exhibits, and I think they are right to do that. If it offends the


And the literati have come out in defense of freedom of expression and all that bullshit. Among them a prominent film director and poet, who rants against the police’s high-handedness. Oh, come on, (I am not saying “Aw, c’on) drill some sense into your brains. Don’t know where this straining at the leash of prurience comes from. But aren’t we a society where mothers and sisters are respected and even worshipped?
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