Here goes – With my blog breaking records (turning up rank 1 for almost all Google searches) and my search for people I’ve lost touch with, returning futile results, I thought this may be a good way to find my good old friend that I lost somewhere in this “not so small world”.
Education: Mount St Mary’s School, New Delhi Batch: 1999
That’s literally all I know about my lost friend.
If you are the Mayank Sharma that fulfils the above criteria, then you must know me – remember Arjun? Your partner in 11th and 12th?
One incident that I clearly remember about you is SHOUTING “OYE” when Principal Bosco was passing by our classroom when we were in 11th or 12th. He re-entered and asked in a firm voice – “Who was it?”. Obviously no one replied. I guess he even asked a couple of “most targetted” boys to stand up. You were the last one to be targetted with your “good boy” image. So after a little try, Bosco left.
As soon as he left, you shouted again “OYE”.. the rest is history. 🙂
Mayank Sharma, this is an attempt to get in touch with you.
Comment on this blog with your email. However, knowing you, it’s possible that you’ll read this but not bother replying. Mote aalsi!
When I first blogged about becoming a WordPress top blogger, I was excited as a child at getting into the top blogs, top posts and growing blogs category on WordPress. After that day, it became a pretty regular thing. There have been 7 more days, including today when CafeArjun.com appeared in the top bloggers page and my posts on top posts and a couple of them as “Hawt posts” (ones that appear as the main post on WordPress.com) on the WordPress.com homepage (max honor for any blogger).
Here are some trophies in form of images, of which, thanks to WordPress (I’m in love with you WordPress !! 🙂 ), I’m very proud of:
There are various other screen shots with different posts on the WordPress.com homepage, but really can’t be bothered to upload all.
Just want to thank WordPress for giving me a great platform to blog and super solid, robust interface, hosting and services. I have blogged with Blogspot, Blogger, Hubpages, Live pages and many more (as I work in the SEO industry), but have never come across something as brilliant as WordPress. Plus, with the brand new WordPress 2.7, this is just going to improve.
I’ll soon write an article about external tools I use when I blog. A post called “How to blog successfully”. Hopefully real soon.
Sex and the City has been a phenomena for the last ten years. Has it really been that long? Yes it has. August 1998 was the airing of the first episode of this cult show, recently followed, in 2008, by a movie by the same name.
Carrie Bradshaw has changed every woman’s notion of fashion and given every girl dreams of what clothes are all about. One could go as far as to say that the show made Manolo Blahnik’s and Jimmy Choo’s iconic brands. But the one service (or dis-service as some critical religious groups may say) that Sex and the City has done for woman (and maybe, secretly, man) kind is all to do with (of course) sex. Sex and the City was undoubtedly the first mainstream show to openly discuss explicit sexual subjects. The discussions between the girlfriends, the Samantha Jones, Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes had women worldwide hooked and wishing they had friends like those. Those weekend brunch and after-work drinks conversations brought up every sex-related topic that females everywhere had been afraid to discuss and, quite frankly, many that the viewers had probably previously never thought about. Everything from STDs to girl on girl action.
The four friends had very different personality and in the real world it’s difficult to see how they could have come together as close as they were. Samantha Jones, try anything once, sex missionary (but in every position but missionary), self-confessed BJ-addict, different man every night but still made it look somehow classy. Almost all the porn and great sex advice in the show came from her scenes. Charlotte York: prom Queen, straight As, conservative, sexual prude even, looking for the perfect man, always offended at Samantha’s use of sexual language and, almost ironically, marries a man who has emotionally-rooted impotence and then discovers her own infertility. Carrie Bradshaw: made it all look so easy, always on top, that washboard stomach, rippling stomach muscles as she rode her man using those powerful thighs (and always seemed to make love with her bra on?), and of course the most emotionally attached to her sexual experiences. And finally utterly cynical Miranda Hobbes: who taught the masses about phone sex in season three, has predictable sex honed down to the last move with her partner;. The character that softens as she becomes a mother and later marries.
And let’s not forget the “fifth girlfriend” as, Stanford Blatch, gay best friend of Carrie Bradshaw and with almost as good taste in fashion (and men). Stanford is distinctly stereotypically gay but in a completely non-Will and Grace, “oh so hot, what a shame he’s gay, looking” way – all short, balding and teddy bear cute. And, accordingly, has dilemmas of his own with men and looks.
So, are we gonna miss these girlfriends, now that the show is finished and the movies been released? No. I’ve already started again at season one. And anyway, there is always Lipstick Jungle…
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 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! :((