Feb 24, 2010

Railway budget highlights for Kerala Trivandrum Cochin

New Trains
Mumbai-Ernakulam AC (Bi-weekly)
Ernakulam-Kollam MEMU

Extension of trains
v. 6341/6342 Thiruvanthapuram-Ernakulam Express to Guruvayur (Daily)
ix. 2777/2778 Yesvantpur-Kochuveli Express to Hubli (weekly)
xviii. 623/624 Mangalore-Kannur Passenger to Kozhikode

Upgradation of Stations
Alappuzha, Changanacheri, Cherthala, Dhanuvachapuram,Haripad,Kayankulam Jn., Kochuveli,Ochira, declared as Adarsh Stations:

Ernakulam to be converted into World Class station

Multi-functional complex at Kasaragod

New Line Surveys
Chenganur - Trivandrum via Adoor-Kottarakara
Outpatient Departments (OPD) and diagnostic centres at TVM

The "Bharat Tirth" trains are proposed to be run on the following routes
covering places of tourist importance, the detailed itineraries of which will be
advertised from time to time:-

In addition to the above, in view of the increasing demand of the
passengers, the following long distance new services are being proposed:
Calicut-Thiruvananthpuram Janshatabdi Express (5 days a Week)
Pune - Ernakulam Superfast (Bi-weekly) via Panvel

The following passenger trains are proposed to be introduced during the year 2010-11:
Kozhikode- Kannur Passenger

The budget propose to reduce the maximum limit of service charge to Rs.10 for Sleeper Class and Rs.20 for
AC Class.

Trivandrum through the PPP route with the mandate that bottled Fresh Water will be provided at stations at much cheaper rates.

Outpatient Departments (OPD) and diagnostic centres at Kollam Jn.,Thiruvananthapuram

Gauge Conversion in 2010-11
Dindigul – Palani of Dindigul – Pollachi - Palakkad

Steps are being taken to set up new coach factories at Rae Bareilly, Kancharapara and Palakkad.

Feb 23, 2010

Bangalore Carlton Towers on Fire

Carlton Towers is burning and six of us are trapped inside. The fire's above but there's smoke everywhere. Saw people jump to their death. 18 minutes ago http://twitter.com/jackerhack
Seems like this is not terrorism.

TV Kannada Grab

Update : Fire subsided. Only Smoke+ Traffic jam now.

Soundarya-Rajinikanth or Rajnikanth engagement photos :)

Soundarya is the younger daughter of filmstar Rajinikanth and his wife Latha Rajinijanth.Soundarya is engaged to Ashwin Ramkumar, an entrepreneur. Her older sister Aishwarya Rajinikanth, is married to actor Dhanush and is a television personality. She completed her high school at The Ashram, a school founded by her parents and run by Latha Rajinikanth. She got engaged to Ashwin Ramkumar, scion of a Chenni-based construction family. The Company run by the family is K.S.Venkatraman & Co. P Ltd. The engagement ceremony took place at Hotel Park Sheraton in Chennai on 17th Feb 2010. The Chief Minister of the State attended along with his family.

New post: Soundarya Rajnikanth Engagement Photos Galley: Rajnikanth Daughter
Soundarya Rajnikanth engaged to Ashwin Kumar

Soundarya Rajinikanth (born September 20, 1983) is a film graphic designer, producer and director in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India who has contributed in several Tamil films. Soundarya Rajinikanth is most popularly known for her work in Anbe Aaruyire. She is the youngest daughter of movie star Rajinikanth and entrepreneur, Latha Rajinikanth.

Rajinikanth debuted as an actor in 1975 under the direction of Putanna Kanagal. He was later favoured in portraying antagonistic characters and gradually rose to acting in lead roles. After the release of his 1978 Tamil film Bhairavi, he became known as the "super star" of Tamil cinema, which was the title given to him by film producer S. Thanu and till this date used by many people to refer to him. He also appeared in the cinemas of other nations, including American cinema. He was paid Rs. 26 crores (approximately USD 6 million) for Sivaji, making him the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan.

Feb 12, 2010

My Name is Khan Review Threats Theaters Show Bookings

My Name is Khan - Valentine's Day targetted release is here! - Official Movie Website,Official website of Movie is

Spread humanity with a vengeance, GO WATCH MY NAME IS KHAN. ..and for the record, my name is HRITHIK ROSHAN. about 1 hour ago from web
says http://twitter.com/iHrithik

we have bad ppl in india,pakistan and everywhere else. nobody including me stands by anyone who is bad or resorts to inhuman acts.
Shah Rukh on twitter http://twitter.com/iamsrk

Review by Hindustan Times - 3 star
Review by Rediff.com - 3 star

Feb 11, 2010

Reminder: Trading Holiday shivratri @ Fri Feb 12, 2010 (Mumbai Stock Exchange Calendar)

Reminder: Trading Holiday shivratri @ Fri Feb 12, 2010 (Mumbai Stock Exchange Calendar)

12/02/2010 Maha-shivratri Friday
01/03/2010 Holi Monday
24/03/2010 Ram Navmi Wednesday
02/04/2010 Good Friday Friday
14/04/2010 Ambedkar Jayanti Wednesday

Feb 9, 2010

http://hcl.aspiringminds.in/ HCL Freshers Registration Page

http://hcl.aspiringminds.in/ HCL Fresher Registration Page is for recruitment of from ‘08-‘09 batch

Make your fresher friends cherish you even more.

Openings vacant for ECE, EEE, IS, CSE, IT, E&I and MCA disciplines
HCL is inviting Fresher applications from ‘08-‘09 batch with a score of min 65% from ECE, EEE, IS, CSE, IT, E&I and MCA disciplines.

Simply send the link http://hcl.aspiringminds.in/ to your friends where they can upload their details.

If your friends are found eligible, they will appear for CBT test, of which they will be informed individually. Those qualifying after the CBT test will appear for an interview at Bangalore/Chennai/NCR.

They can choose between HCL locations for final placements and can look forward to a compensation of Rs. 18,000/- per month for the first six months and then Rs. 2.70 lakhs per annum.

As per policy there is no referral benefit for referring freshers.

Feb 3, 2010

Maruti Cervo Car to be less than 2 lakh Rupees

Maruti is launching the car Cervo to repeat the success of Maruti 800 and Maruti Alto.
  • Cervo which is a five-door hatchback model has a spacious passenger cabin.
  • The Cervo comes equipped with a 0.7L, 660cc petrol engine.
  • Cervo can produce maximum power of 60bhp.
  • The very high fuel efficiency(mileage) is one of the USPs of this car.
When will the car be available for purchase. ?
The answer to this Q is difficult as no one knows for sure. Some websites report it is May or June 2010. I think it will start the book by that time to roll them out by this year end.

Feb 1, 2010

TATA DOCOMO DIVE-IN WAP service Rs 15.0/- deducted by Virus?

UPDATE(3rd Feb 2010) : 
 With the help of http://twitter.com/tatadocomo  I got back the GPRS charges which have been wrongly deducted (deducted when phone was not in use+offer recharge was activated too). The charges deducted for downloading something as shown below is still pending.

Today (31 Jan 2010 ) a message from TaTaDocomo came in mobile from short code 52250.
Thanks for downloading Video: Ritu 01 on TATA DOCOMO DIVE-IN WAP service. You've have been charged Rs 15.0/-.
The second SMS after a few seconds.
 Thanks for downloading Video: Theatrical Promo 01 on TATA DOCOMO DIVE-IN WAP service. You have been charged Rs.15/-

Als my money was even being deducted while callin the customer care as GPRS use also. I had GPRS offer pack with data+day validity:) 

This is not due to a virus attack or any action from my mobile. My mobile don't have WAP settings or TATA DOCOMO DIVE-IN Access point. Also I have done Rs.95 offer recharge for using GPRS and it had balance.

The reason is still not clear.

I just checked the orkut Tata Docomo community and was shocked to find that the same happened for another guy two days before in Cochin.