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Twitter’s official help page on Blogspot is available to register! Yummy

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How many of your friends use mobile texts (or SMS) to update their Tweets? When they do, you’ll see at little “mobile web” under their Tweets. Today, click on that and you’ll be… Continue reading

VentureGiant.com’s Rishi Anand and Tim Lancaster made my day!

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This is a little true incident that made my day and possibly, will help my business in a big way, going forward. I have been planning to set up my own online business… Continue reading

Who was better Albert Einstein or Isaac Newton?

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I developed a website as a research project. It was called CafeIntellect.com and on that site, I had a simple poll – Who do you think was better (meaning greater in terms of… Continue reading

Dance classes Delhi – Any good dance schools in New Delhi?

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On my short trip to New Delhi, I met an old, close friend. She was studying in Essex Univ, in UK and then went back to Delhi looking for a job. Strangely enough,… Continue reading

Dubai holidays

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Dubai holidays remind you of Las Vegas, that’s the kind of effect it has on you, no doubt about it. This classiest of Middle East’s cities is a great place to visit on your holidays.  The big downside is that it’s an expensive city to stay and shop in. We went to several malls and did a lot of shopping (most of it was window shopping), but I’m getting ahead of myself. The desert is impressive with unbelievable sand dunes that extend as far as the eye can see. Our full day desert tour was a novel experience, and something I’ve since recommended to many friends. Our Camel ride was different from the elephant ride we experienced in India, but was pretty good nonetheless. This is perhaps the most authentic insight into Dubai’s traditional culture one could hope for. Our city tour was quite organized and travelling through Dubai in double-decker buses was fun. The boat ride across creek side was a good experience and worth it for the city views. The city has plenty of buses and taxi fares are reasonable. Taxis are tough to hire on Thursdays and Fridays so ensure that your hotel calls one in advance. I’m not much of a skiing person but my wife did try her hands at skiing in the enormous Mall of Emirates. Anyone going for holidays in Dubai should know – Attire – Swimsuits are o.k. on the beach but make sure you’re wearing casual/smart wear in the city. Never, repeat never roam bare-chested, let’s just say it could create problems for you. Women must dress conservatively. January was surprisingly pleasant for a place that’s in the desert. Dubai laws prohibit sale of liquor outside hotel bars and restaurants. Don’t Ever Drink and drive, you may regret it, their laws are super-strict and you have been warned. Food is quite palatable, even in the more reasonable places, and I personally liked the Shawarma, made from chicken. Remember to be courteous and don’t chew with your mouth open. The only time we visited a fancy restaurant, the food was lip smacking. Shisha Bars are quite popular and apparently great places for socialising. No description of the city can be complete without mentioning Dubai’s legendary shopping. We quite liked Deira Gold Souk, and even bought some pretty gold jewellery. The malls were incredible, and make sure you’re carrying extra cash, because the variety is incredible and the temptation to spend money strong. We had a great time and next time we plan to go in March when the Dubai Shopping Festival is in full force. Booked using Zip holidays .

Australia holidays

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From my friend P – A guest article We had been planning a trip to Australia for two years, but somehow things just never materialised. I convinced my boss that I needed a… Continue reading

Cafe Arjun interviews that I like

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Here’s an interview of my namesake that I quite like: Arjun Sandhu Its about internet marketing and I especially like users’ views on this. Click on the link above to go to Youtube… Continue reading

Eurovision song contest – My ratings out of 10

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SN  Country       Song/singer name    Score out of 10    My notes (for later reference) 1. Lithuania –     Love                                                        8 hat guy – amazing… Continue reading

Wolfram Alpha Screenshots and My Test Reviews

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I have been intrigued with the whole Wolfram Alpha hype for a long time and when finally I got to lay my hands on this engine, I was pleasantly surprised. I have to… Continue reading

Deadliest Catch on Discovery Channel to feature FV Katmai sinking. I can’t wait!

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Tragedy struck fishing vessel Katmai in October 2008 FV (for Fishing Vessel) Katmai Ship was a fishing boat that operated commercially. Last year, in October it sank a few miles west of the… Continue reading