Iran and Venezuela: An Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend!

This is a strange duo - Iran and Venezuela.  The main reason for their friendship ostensibly is - an enemy of my enemy is my friend!  In some ways such alliances where China, Iran, Venezuela, Nigeria seem to be working together are in some ways fueled by Bush's policies... where he has created a chasm between the world and the US!! Iran has awarded Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez its highest state medal for supporting Tehran in its nuclear standoff, while the fiery leader urged the … [Read more...]

Fireworks

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; }Fireworks I, originally uploaded by sharply_done.Enjoy this picture for the weekend! … [Read more...]

IBM DeveloperWorks chooses Drupal as its Platform!

Drupal is my CMS of choice. IBM's has chosen Drupal as its blogging platform and here is a piece to explain why? The post here does a very good comparison! What do you think?Figure 3 shows a comparison of how the candidates met our requirements. It was obvious that we needed something more than the blog engines could provide. Figure 3. Rating the candidates based on requirements Mambo was very appealing from the ease of install and the UI, but the development track at the time was fractured … [Read more...]

Some Ad Options that Actually Pay for your Blog!

Guys Try this option to earn money with your blog from Text Link Ads.   It is worth it.   I tried (look at the left sidebar at the top - very unobtrusive ads yet paying) and I have started making some chump change good enough to pay for my blog's hosting! Yeah yeah.. it peanuts.. but man, something is better than nothing!!Seriously, try it! Just click on the banner above and register your blog to be considered by the TLA folks to place ads on your site. They generally … [Read more...]

Countries I have visited in my life!

Here are the countries I have visited over my life. There are lots that I havent - as you can obviously see :-) - and hopefully I will be able to get to them! I really want to do a trans-european and trans-asia (Turkey to Singapore) by road someday!create your own visited countries map or vertaling Duits Nederlands Have fun!! Technorati : Travel … [Read more...]

Woman Sues Her Mom-in-law in UK and Recovers Damages!

Way to go!  The lady sues her Mom-in-law and recovers damages for treating her badly for four years while she lived in the house!  This case will serve as a beginning for all the women who are brought from Punjab (although Gina wasnt one) and mistreated in a bad marriage!  In a landmark judgement, a British court has ordered a Non Resident Indian woman to pay $65,000 (about Rs 29.25 lakhs) as compensation to her daughter-in-law for subjecting her to bullying and humiliation. … [Read more...]

Why is Infosys buying so much land in India??

Infosys seems to be on a land buying spree - which has led our "social activists" who get bored doing nothing to come out and start questioning their land buying - calling it "land grabbing"!  Infosys, it seems already has 4000 acres of land across the country... and now it buy be going for a huge parcels in future. How many acres of land does Infosys own?The company declined to reveal the figure, saying it is "in the silent period before the quarter results."But rough estimates -- … [Read more...]

How Mahindra & Mahindra kicks the backside of Deere & Co. in Southern US!

So you thought nothing of the good old Mahindra & Mahindra. right? Well, it seems like M&M may be able to kick the back side of Deere & Co. - the most venerable name in tractors in the US!! Here is one such case from Businessweek's latest article:But rather than buy an American-made John Deere or New Holland, brands he grew up with, Lucenberg chose a shiny red Mahindra 5500 made by India's Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. "I have been around equipment all my life," says Lucenberg, who … [Read more...]


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