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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