I'm Arjun, live in London, UK, and ever since I've left India, I miss it even more. I'm an entrepreneur, a creator, and strive for new ideas. Have been lucky to put a few in place and make them work. This is a blog about everything I love and think about!
This will be a credit crunch ecomony Halloween! So what do we need in this time of inflation and bonus cuts? Well, I wouldn’t mind a coupon or two.. 😉
NRF (National Retail Foundation) is expecting the Halloween spending to touch five and a half billion dollars and you! Yes, YOU – an average person will end up spending 67 dollars on candy, costumes and other Halloween stuff with about $20 on mini chocolates and candy.. arghh! those trick or treat little devils!!
Some cool Halloween coupons and offers
1. Buy One, Get one Free on Hersheys candy at CVS
2. $1.99 for a bag of fun sized right candy at Rite Aid
3. 50 cents per cherry filled gumball at orientaltrading.com
4. Over 2000 candies at CandyWarehouse.com – Coupon code BARGAINIST15 for 5% off and 5 dollars off for orders over $35.00. Offer expires tomorrow, so hurry.
5. At Amazon.com, spend over 36 dollars and get a whopping 15 dollars off! Thats a real good deal! Promotional code: CDY08OCT
6. Last but not the least, here’s a coupon from KMart. have picked this up from a website, hopefully it’ll work, but do print it out, take and take it with you for your Halloween shopping.
A heartfelt thank you to Sarah Palin for being her!
Which brings me to today’s news – On being asked by Limbaugh on the Limbaugh show “have you thought of your political future beyond the 2008 US Election Campaign”, Sarah Palin replied “That’s a good question“.. Sarah! Thats another superhit !!
I’ve already had 3 people asking me if I knew that Vanessa Hudgens’ and Bobby Bones’ vacation pics on the beach are out. Huh! Are they?? So I did some research and found this. Yeah, yeah, fine, these are not the ones you’re looking for, but it’s something.. init? (in a british accent)
Bobby and Vanessa are the newest and hottest celebrity couples with both supposedly seen together on vacation on a beach. Vanessa Hudgens, who started off with Disney pictures shot to fame, where Bobby Bones strated off as a radio jockey and turned actor later. You can bet you’ll be hearing a lot more about Bobby Bones and Vanessa Hudgens in times to come.
How did it all start?
Bobby Bones and Vanessa Hudgens met on the sets of the movie Bandland where they’re acting opposite each other. Guess things might have got on well and they found a few intimate moments together!! eh? (if these pics are real and if the guy’s Bobby Bones)
I’m not sure if these are the pics, you can tell me if these aren’t and I’ll find and post new ones.. 😀
I guess this is just something celebrities do purposely. They leak out rumours that they’re going out.. and then one day you hear about their intimate pics and videos. It forms the breaking news and the next thing we know, we have another couple being followed by the paparazzi 24×7. And then cleverly, they plan a breakup a few months down the line.. what do you get then? News! MASALA!! More GOSSIP! If you are a wannabe famous personality, all you gotta do is – try your best to find a popular person in your family tree, business contacts, friend of friends.. anyone.. make sure they’re single and then be seen holding that star in a public appearance. You’ve gotta make sure though that it seems you guys were trying to hide! Bingo! You’ll be a star overnight! Ok, that was your “super tip of the day” (my first ever).
I’m struggling to find pics or videos of Bobby Bones and Vanessa Hudgens but I want ’em. Does anyone know where to look?
Breaking News – Threats to shut my blog down!!
After i posted this, I’ve been receiving threats from various people, including someone with a gmail id (haha and they expect me to believe a word they’re saying) claiming to be an intern at Disney (where Vanessa Hudgens started off) and asking me to remove this post. identifying herself as Andrea Smith, the person refuses to mail me from her official ID, so I can take that as an official warning.
Anyway, I’m feeling a bit more important since this has happened. Imagine CafeArjun.com seized because of a false report!! That should be some publicity and I’m sure I’ll make it into Disney for a voiceover on one of their new animated movies.. and who knows, maybe Vanessa and Arjun is the next REAL celebrity couple. 😉
BTW, this post was based on some links taken from Google news about Bobby Bones and Vanessa Hudgens’ making out pics.
Food for thought? Do you think it’s Vanessa Hudgens herself mailing me? Maybe she hates Bobby Bones so much that the thought of them making out repulses her??
He would have soon been amongst the New York rangers, and today he is no more. Alexei Cherepanov collapsed mysteriously on a bench during towards the finish of Continental Hockey League (KHL) game of Avangard Omsk and died minutes later.
Sources say that Alexei Cherepanov crashed into Jaromir Jagr of Chekhov Vityaz around the eithteenth minute of the game during change of line. Alexei Cherepanov’s heart stopped working suddenly. The head coach of Omsk, Wayne said that doctors tried resusitating Alexei Cherepanov’s heart but couldn’t.
Alexei Cherepanov developed heart problems soon after running into another player during a line change. “He was a great kid,” Jay Grossman, Alexei Cherepanov’s agent told the TSN. “He had a great smile and was an outstanding player with a great future on and off the ice. It’s both shocking and devastating news for all of us.”
It’s heard that the New York rangers expressed their shock at Alexei Cherepanov’s death. Why wouldn’t they? They must’ve all talked about Alexei joining the team and what not.
Sather, the voice for New York Rangers was seen commenting on Cherepanov’s death. “Alexei was intelligent, enegitic and had a great future”, Sather was quited saying.
Alexei ranked second out of the 14 games with seven assists and 5 goals for Omsk this season.
The 19 year old was 6 feet and 1 inche in height nad weighed 187 lb. Alexei Cherepanov had appeared in a whopping one hundred and six Russian super league or KHL matches for the team Omsk (full Avangard Omsk). Alexei Cherepanov had scored 69 points with 40 goals and twenty nine assistances, which was great for any player of international standard. He had sixty one penaty minutes till date.
Alexei Cherepanov was born in Barnaul in Russia. Cherepanov ranked 17th overall in the year 2007 and was the obvious choice for New York Rangers this year, to be inducted into the team via NHL.
Alexei Cherepanov will never be forgotten and he will continue to live in our thoughts as the next New York Ranger. His mysterious death is still to be investigated. I personally wouldn’t be surprised if it’s an inside job. It is a great loss to ice-hockey and our condolences go to his family and friends for this great loss.
John McCain, on the 29yth of August this year (2008) declared Sarah Palin his running mate for U.S. elections for the president (hahaha – ignore my laughter). This happened at the national convention at St. Pauls, in the area of Minnesota. Sarah Palin is teh first woman ever to run on the US presidental ticket and the first nominee from Alaska ever.
Why does Sarah Palin attract so much attention? (or should i say hatret)
If John Mccain wins, Sarah Palin will be the vice president. This happened after all the feared rumours turned true after Sarah Palin visited Mccains residence on teh 24th of August, 2008. Sarah Palin’s extensive knowledge of foreign affairs (pun intended) and her special meeting with dozens of international leaders in New York has made her pretty infamous and recently cafepress.com released a series of anti-Sarah Palin T-Shirts.
Here are a few designs. Choose your favourite please!
I happend to be amongst the unfortunate few who mistakenly entered the Phones 4u outlet in Victoria Street, London. Had broken my Nokia N95 the previous day and I for some reason thought it’s better to talk to the idiots at Phones 4u rather than o2.
Anyway, the following happened at PHONES 4U:
1. They offered me the Samsung i900 Omnia on a 45 pounds per month, 18 month contract for free.
2. After sitting there for an hour, the gentleman found that it wasn’t free on a 45 per month contract, and I’ll have to go with the £75 per month contract. Had no option and desperately needed a phone, so I agreed.
3. The guy at the till said the contract has a 14 day “peace of mind” guarantee and if you’re not happy, we’ll change your contract or phone or both. I was pretty impressed at that stage to be honest.
4. The worst phone on earth as I call it – The Samsung i900 Omnia hung with a blank screen for 13 times in the first two days of using it. I checked a few forums and message boards online and found that to be a pretty common problem.
5. Went back to Phones4u and asked for a change of handset. i wanted the Blackberry Bold or Nokia E71 this time. For me, the most important thing is email, and having read some very good reviews about Samsung Omnia’s email connectivity on Windows mobile 6.1, I thought it might be ok, but it’s really a piece of crap.
6. Anway, people at Phones 4u then tell me that because mine was an existing contract on O2, they cannot change my plan, which was by now £75 plus £10 insurance plus £7.50 an internet usage bolt on = £92.50 per month.
7. With no option left, the gentleman at the till this time (surprisingly, not a single person from last time was present) offered the Blackberry Bold and I agreed. Another 45 mins to do some stupid paperwork and I was told that Blackberry Bold wasn’t available on existing contracts!! WHAT?? I said.. but then having no other option left at all in stead of the Nokia N95 or N96, i returned home with a new Samsung Omnia i900.
8. Here’s why you don’t need a Samsung Omnia:
Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system: Contrary to my expectations, the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 really sucks. You can’t get most windows mobile applications on it, almost everything that you get on IPhone, you don’t get here. Not even Youtube, Google talk or any decent games.
The unbelievably bad touch screen system: If you’ve happened to lay your hands on the Apple iPhone, you’d have seen screen gliding past on your touch, or photos enlarging on taking two fingers away from each other etc. Forget all that, 99% when you’re trying to get past the scroller on the Samsung i900 Omnia, you’ll end up mis-cliking a few links and spend the next 5 mins closing those windows. Of all the touch screen phones I’ve used including the LGs, I rate the Samsung Omnia – WORST!
No Good Battery life: Despite all claims that it has a good battery life, I have to charge the phone 2 times a day when all i do is take 3 incoming calls.
Unbelievable unlocking mechanism and lack of hundreds of options: If you don’t want to make hundreds of calls while the phone’s in your pocket, the only option you have is to lock it with a 4 digit pin, which is a pain to unlock with this touch phone 50 times in one hour. Plus you’d expect some basic options like auto-connect to your wireless network etc, which don’t exist and that’s when I haven’t veen explored the phone properly.
Samsung – please stick to TVs or something: With this level of competition and this quality of a phone, I don’t see why Samsung bother at all anyway.
Oh did I mention connectivity? 2 out of 5 times people reach my voicemail despite my phone being on. ha ha.. I’m adopting laughter therepy – You know when you are really mad at something but can’t do anything about it? Just laugh it off and pay all your money to these suckers!
Final word: Go for iPhone (it doesn’t have video recording or MMS texting or text forwarding or Bluetooth file transfer but a super set of applications and compatibility), any of the Nokias or one of the Blackberry models, but never never never go for the SamsungOmnia and NEVER go to Phones 4u.
I’ve been blogging about almost anything under the sun, but today I’ve made a conscious decision to stick to things close to my heart – and that’s technology, business and startups. I’m going to create this into a blog that focuses on technical breakthroughs, the Internet and computing in general, on the assumption that my posts will still get the same amount of traffic 🙂 On the 4th day of starting, ths blog had 257 hits. Now compare that to a new website!
Hey but wait a minute! What will I write on my company’s blog if I write about technlogy, internet and the likes here? Bad idea.. Go on Arjun, you still haven’t any anwers foundeth! :((
After Mccain has said a lot about Obama, and so have a hundred other people, all making news, the last thing you’d expect a country to need is a talk show host jotting down a 39 point list (note 39.. how precise) and then making news. Happens only in the US.
Well, here’s what terry Anderson had to say about Barack Obama anyway. in what Anderson calls the “not exactly” list:
(My very brief, to the point list):
Obama: ” Selma March Got Me Born” Anderson: not exactly, Selma came into your life in 1965.
Barack Obama: “My father was a goat herder” Terry Anderson: not exactly, he was well off and worked with the Kenyan government.
Barack Obama: “My father was freedom fighter” Terry Anderson: not exactly, because he worked with the government of Kenya, he was involved in one of the most corrupt governments.
Barack Obama: “My family has ties with the freedom movement” Terry Anderson: not exactly, Raila Odinga, your cousin has attempted corruption and disrupting fair elections in 2007, he contended for the post of president, and tried to enforce Sharia law, destroyed Christian homes, churches and killed people. Worst all, Obama support him.
Barack Obama: “My grandmother was born a christian, and always has been” Terry Anderson: not exactly, shes one of 14 wives of a man, which is against Christianity and she performs ger Salat prayers at 5am everyday.
Barack Obama: “My name’s origin is Swahili (African)” Terry Anderson: not exactly, Barak means blessed in Arabic, Hussein is Arabic and so is Obama.
Barack Obama: “I don’t practice Islam, nor have I ever” Terry Anderson: not exactly, you practiced Islam at school, and you were enrolled a Muslim for 31 years .
Barack Obama: “My Indonesian school was Chistian” Terry Anderson: not exactly, you were registered as a Muslim. ( So??? )
Barack Obama: “I was fluent in Indonesian” Terry Anderson: not exactly, none of your teachers confirm that.
Barack Obama: “Because of Indonesia, I have relevant foreing expereince” Terry Anderson: not exactly, you stayed there for 4 years between the ages of 6 and 10 and learnt nothing but Koran and cartoons.
Barack Obama: “I’m strong on foreign affairs” Terry Anderson: not exactly, no, you’re not because you’ve only been to middle east, indonesian and Africa. (how lame is that ? )
Barack Obama: “My ethnic confusion can be blamed on elderly drug use” Terry Anderson: not exactly, you never brought up Kenya when in high school.
Barack Obama: “An Ebony artcle made me run for the office” Terry Anderson: not exactly, the article doesn’t exist.
Barack Obama: “An article in the life magazine changed my life” Terry Anderson: not exactly, this article doesn’t exist either.
Barack Obama: “I won’t run in 2008, on a national ticket” Terry Anderson: not exactly, you are running now.
Barack Obama: “Its common to vote president in illinois” Terry Anderson: not exactly, only for you, not everyone has 130 “present votes”.
Barack Obama: “Oops I misvoted” Terry Anderson: not exactly, only when caught by Democrats and Christians, did you bother to change.
Barack Obama: “I was a law professor” Terry Anderson: not exactly, you were a senior lecturer on leave.
Barack Obama: “I was a constitutional lawyer” Terry Anderson: not exactly, as mentioned above, you were just a senior lecturer on leave.
Barack Obama: “There wouldn’t be an ethics bill if not for me” Terry Anderson: not exactly, you didn’t introduce, write or create it.
Barack Obama: “It was hard to pass the ethics bill” Terry Anderson: not exactly, it took only fourteen days.
Barack Obama: “I also wrote a tough nuclear bill” Terry Anderson: not exactly, it was rejected by your own party because of its negligence.
Barack Obama: “my state records are released” Terry Anderson: not exactly, state bills still haven’t been released.
Barack Obama: “I handled the mess at Asbestos Altgeld Gardens” Terry Anderson: not exactly, it was a large number of people, but you’ve mentioned just yourself.
Barack Obama: “The economics bill by me will help America” Terry Anderson: not exactly, your bill, which was a collective of your 111 economic policies lost 99 to 0 and you voted against it too.
Barack Obama: “I’ve been a bold leader” Terry Anderson: not exactly, your supporters don’t believe that.
Barack Obama: “I passed 26 of my bills in 1 year” Terry Anderson: not exactly, they weren’t your bills, just the ones handed to you.
Barack Obama: “We didn’t contact Canada about NAFTA” Terry Anderson: not exactly, The Canadian govt has released names and the conversation your campaign had.
Barack Obama: “I’m against terrorism and tough on it” Terry Anderson: not exactly, Your friend Ali Abunimah supports Israel’s destruction and you missed the Iran resolution.
Barack Obama: “I want all votes to count” Terry Anderson: not exactly, earlier you had asked the delegates to decide?.
Barack Obama: “I want the Americans to take decisions” Terry Anderson: not exactly, you prefer small time periods, confuse voters and force a public vote.
Barack Obama: “In state Senate, i passed 900 bills” erry Anderson: not exactly, only 26.
Barack Obama: “I don’t believe in tactics, only fairness” Terry Anderson: not exactly, Alice palmer was removed because of your tactics.
Barack Obama: “My father was a goat herder” Terry Anderson: not exactly, he was well off and worked with the Kenyan government.
Barack Obama: “I don’t take money for PAC” Terry Anderson: not exactly, you do, loads of it.
Barack Obama: “1984 advertisement has nothing to do with my election” Terry Anderson: not exactly, it was made by your campaign worked on his Apple, Mac.
Barack Obama: “I am and have been against Iraq’s policies” Terry Anderson: not exactly, you’ve been voting to fund Iraq and weren’t in office to to vote against.
Barack Obama: “I support Universal Health Care” Terry Anderson: not exactly, you plan leaves Americans to pay 15 million, people who don’t have money to buy.
Barack Obama: “Auschwitz concentration camp was freed by my uncle” Terry Anderson: not exactly, it was done by the Russian army and your mother had no brothers.
What do you think? Its not only very surprising, and not only do I not believe a word Terry Anderson says anyway, but a real shame for Mccains campaign, which despite millions spent on degrading Obama, was never able to confirm these facts. I’ll be looking out to get more news on this, and possibly a comment from Barack Obama’s campaign.
When I first saw what they do in “Girls gone wild”, I went wilder (guys usually go wilder), and now the US has pioneered another sexy first – Lingerie football! wo!
Here are some pics from Virgin Media
All ready, with a 10 team league, Lingerie football will kick off soon. This version of American football, with sweaty girls and a full contact rough game, with girls clad in sports bras, colorful helmets, pads and bikinis they wouldn’t be wrong to call it the “real” fantasy football.
Teams: Tampa Breeze, Los Angeles Temptation, Seattle Mist, Phoenix Scorch, Dallas Desire, San Diego Seduction, New England Euphoria, Atlanta Steam, Chicago Bliss and Miami Caliente.
How it started: It started as a Superbowl half time, half an hour entertainment stunt and has now grown into a Linger Football league.
Is it really a sport? After watching a few videos of these gorgeous babes practicing, I’m sure this’ll be something like watch X Factor wannabes singing and doing weird stuff – resulting in nothing but a good laugh!
Living in london and being Indian at heart, it was amazing and proud to see Tata’s Nano everywhere on global news as the world’s most affordable car by a motor giant in India.
Then came news of the land row in West Bengal, where Nano’s production was stopped by the likes of Mamta Banerjee. To be honest, it was a great shock, and knowing what India is like, a world famous project was about to be ruined. People were offered good money for their lands, and to be honest, many of those land owners still wouldn’t know what transpired. It was a bloody political gimmick. Wasn’t it?
Ultimately, it’s good, no great! to know that the production will happen in Chief minister Modi’s state Gujarat at Sanand near Ahmedabad. This will be a 2,000 crore project and i still can’t believe those people in West Bengal who didn’t see what effect this would’ve had on their local economies with generation of jobs, infrastructure etc.
Tatas have still kept the price a secret although the Nano is being hailed as the 1 lakh rupee car.
“This is an extremely momentous and happy day for us because we have been through a rather sad experience from a small quarter of residents of West Bengal despite the state government’s efforts,” Ratan Tata (Chief of Tata motors) said a few hours ago.
The project will span 1,100 acres of land and its speedy allocation has been promised by the Gujarat government.
Modi, as usual delivered a senti speech welcoming the Tatas saying “This is a new chapter betweeen Gujarat and the Tatas”. etc. Who wants to know!
The facility in Gujarat will churn out 2.5 to 3 lakh cars a year, incremental to about 5 lakh cars a year. Not too many, considering the Indian population of 1 billion. Well, I guess if you’re looking to get a Nano, better watch out and book in time. 🙂
I feel happy for our economy car Nano and for India today. Another landmark!