Thursday, October 02, 2008

Google SMS Channel - Trafficspot

Google India Labs has recently launched a new service called SMS Channel. This service provides free SMS messages within a group. I have created a new SMS group called TrafficSpot. I would like everybody to join this group. Using this service one can get the latest traffic updates in your city. To subscribe use your mobile and type "ON trafficspot" and send it to 9870807070(it is a google mobile number). This will subscribe to this trafficspot channel. Once you are subscribed, you can send traffic alert messages to everyone(who subscribed) by typing "send trafficspot <your traffic alert message>"  and send it to 9870807070.

Keep your traffic alert message in one of the following format.

  • <Road, Place, City> - traffic <very low/low/normal/high/very high/jam> - <spotted date & time>
  • <Latitude, Longitude> - traffic <very low/low/normal/high/very high/jam> - <spotted date & time>

For example,

  1. Sholapur Highway, Hadapsar, Pune - Traffic Low - 2/10/08 5:10 PM
  2. [18.500264,73.939404] - Traffic Jam - 2/10/08 8:00 PM

If you have any GPS enabled mobile phones, like the ones from Nokia you can spot the latitude/longitude of the place you wish. Hope my SMS channel will become a great and cool service to everyone.

For more info on the SMS service go to


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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

IPL - 1

Why Michael Clarke was not selected for IPL? Did he reject the offer?

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

One paragraph that explains life

, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983. From world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: "Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease"?To this Arthur Ashe replied:
"The world over -- 50 million  children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the  grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals, when I was holding a cup I never asked GOD 'Why me?'. And today in pain I should not be asking GOD 'Why me?'"

Arthur Ashe
"Happiness keeps you Sweet, Trials keep you Strong, Sorrow keeps you Human, Failure keeps you humble and Success keeps you glowing, but only Faith & Attitude Keeps you going..."

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Another Superman

An Indian guy named “Anantharaman Subbaraman” arrived at the New York airport and ended up waiting for his visa for about 2 hours for the authorities to call his name. He got fed up and went to them and asked why they haven’t called his name yet.

They said that they have been calling him for the last 2 hours as “Anotherman Superman

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Guru Music - Mindless Rediff

"No one but A R Rahman can compose the music for a Mani Ratnam film!"

I strongly condemn the above lines. Mr.Ilayaraja has done a greater job for Mani Ratnam's previous works. The reason why they parted their way is a different matter altogether.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

GMail Firewall problem

I got this problem recently when I was browsing Gmail. A link pointed to this site.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

God Exists

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists."

"Why do you say that?" asked the customer.

"Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things."

The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with lon g, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt.

The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber: "You know what? Barbers do not exist."

"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"

"No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long ! hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."

"Ah, but barbers DO exist! " answered the barber. " What happens, is, people do not come to me. "

"Exactly!"- affirmed the customer. ! "That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! What happens, is, people don't go to Him and do not look forHim. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."