Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Amazon entering Indian Markets??

It does not take much to guess that Amazon would soon enter into Indian e-commerce. But my prediction is that it might be sooner (soon as in middle of 2012) than later. 

How I am making this guess?
Because of the recent FREE Super Saver Delivery from Though the super saver is currently applicable only to purchase more than 25 USD (Approximate Rs. 1250/-) and only books, music and DVDs are eligible, it surely shows the current interest from Amazon management team on India. The offer is available until January 15, 2012. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I want a free India!!!

As Indians we are proud about our democracy and hard-fought freedom won from the British. But even after sixty years, India is still not free from corruption, racism, etc.. And the recent incident in Kashmir  makes me to add "Freedom of Religion" to that list. 

Indian Constitution clearly states that
"all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practice and propagate religion."
So as a Christian, I should not have any fears about 
  1. Claiming that I am a Christian
  2. Proclaiming that Jesus is the way and the truth and the life (From the Bible).
  3. My Belief that "Choice of Religion" should be also decided by market forces. And people should have access to all information and have 'real' freedom of choice
But regularly i do fear. And the recent arrest of Pastor Khanna - based on a youtube video of a few baptisms (Video does not have any information about where & who took baptisms), only increases that fear. A lot of times, these incidents are shoved under the carpet and are ignored by the media. Thankfully, this time around - Times of India gives voice in its opinion article today - Break Those Walls
Worries about conversion pass over the individual's right to religious freedom, guaranteed by the Constitution
 This is not the first time that such arrests of Christian ministers happen over "forced conversions". And I am not naive enough to believe this would be the last time. My only hope is that there is an increased awareness among the common man about these incidents. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sneha-Prasanna Shock Wedding & My Losing Connection with Tamilnadu

Though i have rarely seen Tamil movies in the last 5 years, I am used to tout my Tamil gossip knowledge as my connection with Tamilnadu & especially with Kollywood. So I was shocked to read about  the upcoming marriage (or) affair of Tamil movie stars - Prasanna and Sneha.

It seems that I did not know the rumor that every Chennaite knew. It made me realize that I am becoming a part-Delhite now and losing my touch with Tamilnadu slowly. Sad but true. :(

Anyway my wishes to Prasanna & Sneha for a happy marriage. And hope this does not end up as another famous celebrity divorce - after a few more years.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Escort Services Advertised through OLX.IN - Is it Legal?

Adult Services & Online Classified:
Like all other industries, even prostitution benefited from the rise of online classified - by cutting the middle man in the process. But in USA, this led to a major controversy. Craiglist - USA's leading online classified player, was forced by law enforcement to pull down its separate section on erotic/adult services.

But considering the taboo around prostitution and the general public image around prostitution, I was not expecting a similar controversy in India. So it was a  surprise for me to see adult ads in OLX when I was posting my ad for selling my split ac.The ads were clearly showing the fee for a single night and contact phone number for the services. 

Adult Ads in OLX
As per the Indian constitution, organized prostitution is clearly illegal. (Thanks Wikipedia). But the ad clearly shows the existence of organized prostitution. For an ignorant customer, it would seem as if Olx is aiding prostituion by the perpetrators. Hope OLX figures out mechanisms to stop these ads before a similiar controversy erupts in India.

Escort Services - Local and Russian - Offered through
Currently Running Ad on

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

One among Seven Billion People!!!

Want to know where do you stand among Seven Billion People in the world. Visit and know the exact number of human births before you. My details are below.
My Position in Seventh Billion People

While the world celebrated the birth of symbolic seventh billion child in UP, India, let us not forget the idea about choosing the seventh billion girl as a girl child. Plan India picked seventh billion child as a UP girl child  to bring exposure to the "missing children" in India.

According to a recent UNICEF report, around 50 million Indians are missing today because of female infanticide. Here hoping for a day when female infanticide disappears from my country.

P.S: Also read "Are we really seven billion of us" in BBC News. 

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Thinking about buying Samsung Galaxy SII? Wait

Are you thinking about buying anAndroid Phone?
And have you zeroed on Samsung Galaxy S2 as the best option available in the market?

If yes, my advice: WAIT.

If you have not heard, Samsung along with Google recently launched "Samsung Galaxy Nexus" @ Hong Kong. Read more about it @

Samsung Galaxy Nexus, uploaded with Android 4.0 - Ice Cream Sandwitch, is the best available Android phone out in the market. Unlike Apple & Unlike last time, when Google launched Samsung Nexus S only in USA, this phone would be available in India. So Indian Android buyers, it is time to wait for Samsung Galaxy Nexus and wow your friends in the party with the new Face Unlock Feature.