Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wish you, family, friends & colleagues a happy, prosperous and peaceful 2010



Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tust in God and in His WORDS.

On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 3:38 AM, HOLY. SPIRIT. <> wrote:
Tust in God and in His WORDS.

ROMANS Chaptger 14: Verses 1-12  --  READ IN THE BIBLE

(Both fasting and eating without fasting are gracious to god when done according to the above said verses and as written below)

1      Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.
2     For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
3     Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
4     Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
5     One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
6     He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
7     For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
8     For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
9     For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
10     But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
11     For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
12     So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009

Let's both use the Virtual Computer

Hey look at this - ("ghost") is a free "Virtual Computer" in a web page. I'm using it to get to my desktop, files and apps from any computer and my mobile phone.

My ID is

You can sign up too at:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

How to download from

How to Download from

Almost everyone who has anything to do with music, both 'hindustani classical' and 'popular' must surely have visited more than a few times. This site claims itself to be the largest Indian music resource on the internet. True of course, be it hindustani classical, indipop, bollywood, fusion or regional folk, you name it and it's all there on this site.

The difference between this site and other file hosting sites is very basic. Whereas has it's own files on it's servers and has full control over the streaming quality of the music and also what files to put or remove, other sites like,, and the rest have no such control.

Many of us must have encountered a much wanted song on and wished fervently that there had been a download button on this site. Alas, there is none and no trick such as changing the URL (a'la eSnips) work here.

But for few of us who desperately want a particular music file and are ready to spend a little time, there's a way out : a simple method by which you can download a file or even multiple files in one go.

Just follow a few simple steps. Remember this trick will work with Internet Explorer only.

Go to the Start Menu > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup. Clean all the mess that has been accumulating in the browser's cache. Once the cache is empty you may go to the site and search for your favourite song or album just as shown in the figure below.

Select the songs to be downloaded by ticking them or if you want them all, tick 'Select All'.

Click the 'Play Selected Songs' button. If you have not been to this site recently it will ask you to choose between Real Player and Windows Media Player. Select Windows Media Player as in the pic below :

The player will open up and your playlist will begin to play.

As the file is playing repeat Step 1 (i.e Disk Cleanup). But this time don't clear the cache but click on the 'View Files' option :

This will open a directory of Internet Cache folders as seen below :

Explore each folder (if you have cleaned your Internet Explorer Cache thoroughly, there should be four of them). You will find your playing file in one of the folders, growing by size as it plays on. Wait for the 'Duration' and 'Bit Rate' details to appear and click on the 'Play Next' button of the player to start playing the next song in the playlist.

You may now Copy or Cut & Paste the previous file to a folder of your choice. The files are in .wma format. Keep on exploring all the folders as the second file plays on and you will find it in one of the folders. Repeat the process.

You need not play each song to it's full length. On a fast internet connection a 15 minute song may buffer fully in a couple of minutes. But it's important that you wait for the 'Duration' and 'Bit Rate' details to appear before copying (or cut & paste) the file.

Keeping in mind that has music streaming at a very low bitrate (20-24 kbps) an album consisting of 6-7 songs may be downloaded in 4 to 5 minutes.



You Tube download ?

How to use Free YouTube Download

Step 1. Download Free YouTube Download

This is a clearly free program. There is no spyware or adware. It's absolutely safe to install and to run!

Step 2. Launch Free YouTube Download

Save FLV to AVI: launch the program

Follow Start > All Programs > DVDVideoSoft > Programs > Free YouTube Download or click the DVDVideoSoft Free Studio icon on the desktop.

The interface is very simple and self explaining. There is a field for YouTube Video links, a field for an output path, and the Download button.

Step 3. Add YouTube Video Links

Save FLV to AVI: add YouTube video links

Use your Internet browser to select and copy YouTube link you want to download .

Click the Paste button and wait a few seconds while the program is detecting YouTube video.

New! Now besides downloading a single clip the program lets you download collections of videos, like the following ones:

- complete playlists
- video responses
- users' channels
- users' favourites.



Monday, November 02, 2009

Laptops Search at KSA airports

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

lead Dalits into Chettipulam temple

-- Collector leads Dalits into Chettipulam temple P.V. Srividya
Villagers other than Dalits were not present

Considerable police security at temple

Dalits promised of all administrative help

— Photo: M. Moorthy

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD: Dalits offer prayers at Ekambareshwarar temple in Chettipulam in Nagapattinam.

VEDARANYAM: Dalits of Chettipulam on Tuesday entered the Ekambareshwarar temple here to offer prayers, amid considerable police security. They were led by the District Collector and the District Revenue Officer (DRO).

The temple entry followed an agreement reached at peace talks on Monday between Dalits and caste Hindus.

Arrangements were made for Dalits to offer special prayers early in the day. As the police and district administration officials waited outside the temple for their arrival, about 75 Dalits from Therkku Kaadu Dalit habitations were taken to the temple in vans escorted by police personnel.

Women and men jostled with one another as they crossed the threshold of the temple and walked towards the sanctum sanctorum with flowers, garlands and coconuts as offerings to the idol. As they craned their necks to catch a glimpse of the deity, the DRO and the Collector personally collected their offerings and passed them on to the priest in the sanctum sanctorum for special prayers.

While community leaders, including Chettipulam panchayat president and vice-chairman of Vedaranyam Panchayat Union, waited at the entrance to felicitate officials including the Collector and DRO, officials stepped aside to personally usher in the Dalits into the temple.

Collector C. Munianathan and DRO A. Annadurai personally served prasadam to every Dalit inside the temple after the prayers.

Later, Mr. Munianathan expressed his unequivocal displeasure to the panchayat president and vice-chairman over the turn of affairs over the past fortnight. "Discrimination has no place," he said.

He appealed to Dalits to function normally without any fear and assured them of all administrative support. Police personnel would be stationed in the area for a few more days to ensure normalcy.

Villagers other than Dalits were absent at the temple. Most of the men were said to be on the run following a crackdown by the police after the violence of October 14.

Abhay Kumar Singh, Deputy-Inspector General of Police, Thanjavur Range; Maheshwar Dayal, Superintendent of Police, Nagapattinam; Praveen Kumar Abinabu, Superintendent of Police, Tiruvarur and Rajendran, Revenue Divisional Officer, were among those present.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Deepavali



Friday, October 09, 2009


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From: tsshyamaprasad thekkepadikkal
Date: 2009/10/9






Thursday, October 01, 2009

Court issues notice on ‘Mahatma’ pens

Court issues notice on 'Mahatma' pens 

Kochi: A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Union government, MontBlanc International GmbH, Germany, and other respondents on a writ petition that sought a ban on the marketing and sale of "Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241" and "Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 3000" luxury pens in the country.

The Bench, comprising Chief Justice S.R. Bannurmath and Justice A.K. Basheer, issued the notice on the petition filed by Dijo Kappen, managing trustee of the Centre for Consumer Education at Pala in Kottayam.

Montblanc International, on September 29, launched a set of high-end pens priced at Rs.14 lakh each under its limited-edition series called the "Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition-241." The 241 pens in the series were made to signify the "241 miles" travelled by Gandhiji during the Dandi March.


The petitioner said the attempt by the pen company to market luxury pens in the name of the Mahatma Gandhi was in derogation of national honour. The Father of the Nation was considered the epitome of simplicity and making him the symbol of a pen that cost Rs.14 lakh was nothing but an attempt to degrade everything he stood for, and to mock a nation of middle-class and below-the-poverty-line persons who look up to him and whom he tried to liberate.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Mont Blanc Advertisement / Gandhijee is on sale !

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: GandhiServe
Date: Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 4:40 PM
Subject: RE: Mont Blanc Advertisement
To: nam <>

Dear Nam Hariharan Sahasra,

Yes, the Montblanc ad has been authorized by us.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Ruhe
GandhiServe Foundation

From: nam []
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 2:07 PM
Subject: Fwd: Mont Blanc Advertisement

Dear Sir / Madam

I would like to know whether the attached is authorized ?

Thanks and best regards

Monday, September 21, 2009

docu view

Docu-View – This site aggregates good quality documentaries from around the web and lets you watch them online. There are currently around 500 free documentary movies and videos and more being added periodically. The videos are nicely organized into categories with popular videos highlighted on the homepage. Read more: Docu-View – Watch Free Documentary Videos Online


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Now, all Indian languages in cyberspace

Now, all Indian languages in cyberspace

BANGALORE: The Centre for Development and Advance Computing hit a significant milestone on Tuesday in its journey to bridge the digital divide in India.

In a medium where English is the presiding deity, the CDAC's release of fonts and software tools in six languages — thus completing the releases in all 22 official Indian languages — is a significant step towards increasing Indian language content on the Internet.

Packages in Bangla, Konkani, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Manipuri and Santali (all except Bangla available in two scripts), along with 16 others, are now available free for download or can be ordered from the Indian Language Data Centre website ( A quick peek at the Hindi Firefox browser reveals a completely customised browser with only the logo and the URL in English. Besides True Type fonts and Unicode-compliant Open Type fonts that can be installed, the CD offers localised avatars of software tools such as a full office Suite Open Office (3.0), FireFox Browser, Pidgin (a multiprotocol messenger), Thunderbird email client and a content management system.


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Fwd: Why didn't they think about this sooner?

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Monday, September 07, 2009

eng-malayalam-eng dictionary

Malayalam dictionary Mashithantu ( ) and the like.

Freelang (http://www. is another place where one can find dictionaries in several Indian languages.


Monday, August 31, 2009

Google Books for mobile is now available for Android and iPhone users.

Google has reached a groundbreaking agreement with authors and publishers.

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Celebrated cases of Judge Dee
China's foreign trade reforms
The Cost
Rebellious women
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On the ancient British, Roman and Saxon antiquities and folk-lore ...
La vie de Gaspard de Coligny
Traité complet théorique et pratique sur les abeilles
Weekly World News
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Competition Science Vision
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Highly cited
Aurora Leigh
An introduction to fluid dynamics
Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Developing democracy
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How to carve wood
Sculpture in Wood
The Romanesque wooden doors of Auvergne
Fish Carving
The Gothic choirstalls of Spain


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