Saturday, January 28, 2006

Chicago to Chennai..Where I belong to..

Hi all,

I am back to Chennai after a great trip to Chicago. Spend a lot of time in Office and rest with my friends. I really wanted to thank a bunch of people who stayed with me. People whom I met or spend time with them...

Sivakumar P

Thanks Naren

Friday, January 20, 2006

Baingan Baratha or Baingan Bharatha or Baigan Baratha..

Baingan Baratha or Baingan Bharatha or Baigan Baratha..

Today was Barun's Birthday. We made a special dish for him after searching in the net. Actually Swati made the whole stuff and the dish was really tasty. She did took pain in making a big dinner for us. Thanks to her.

Just have a look at this..Isn't Awesome..

Dedicated to Swathika..

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Seven Technologies That Change Everything

Seven Technologies That Change Everything

Innovation always has the power to disrupt business. Here 's what to watch in the years ahead.
By Om Malik

WHAT IT IS: Software tools that make browser-based applications behave more like software running on a PC.
WHY IT'S HOT: Most Web apps require that a new webpage be sent to a user to accomplish each individual step in a task, which explains why they're often sluggish. But Ajax (the name stands for asynchronous JavaScript and XML) lets new data trickle in, updating the content of the page on the fly. You've probably already used an Ajax application: It's the secret sauce in Amazon's A9 search, Google 's (GOOG ) Gmail service, Netflix's movie ratings, and Yahoo's (YHOO ) Flickr photo website. Yet Jesse James Garrett of San Francisco-based Web consultancy Adaptive Path, who came up with the name Ajax, believes its real impact will be in enterprise applications -- speeding the work of remote employees. Business process and integration software company Tibco has already started incorporating Ajax into its General Interface platform. And Microsoft ( MSFT) is working on an Ajax developer kit -- a sure sign that it's ready for the big time.
KEY PLAYERS: Amazon ( AMZN), Google, Microsoft, 37signals, Tibco Software ( TIBX), and Yahoo.

WHAT IT IS: Generic forms of the patented drug proteins sold by big biotech firms.
WHY IT'S HOT: Companies like Amgen ( AMGN) and Genentech ( DNA) rely heavily on expensive but effective protein-based therapies for diseases ranging from chronic renal failure to diabetes. These patented therapies, also known as biodrugs, accounted for $18 billion in sales last year. Now many of the best-selling biodrugs are going off patent -- which means that if others can copy them, they can sell them. But cloning a protein, with its complex molecular structure, is far more difficult than copying an aspirin. And unless it's a perfect clone, under today's rules, regulators will not approve it. Biogenerics are a major focus for pharmaceutical companies in China and India, and they are also likely to be sold in the European Union soon. The FDA is considering rules for the United States, however, and the industry is split on how to handle the new drugs. Biogenerics have the potential to capture roughly 11 percent of the total biodrug market, which could send prices plummeting. That would be bad news for the likes of Genentech, but potentially great news for millions of patients.
KEY PLAYERS: BioPartners, Cangene, GeneMedix, LG Chemicals, Momenta Pharma, Rhein Biotech, and Wockhardt.

WHAT IT IS: Technology that boldly goes where no search engine has gone before.
WHY IT'S HOT: Google may have already indexed 8 billion webpages, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Many more pages are hidden behind corporate firewalls or in databases waiting to be indexed. By some estimates, this so-called dark Web is 500 times bigger than the World Wide Web as we know it. Unlike the public Internet, however, it can't be retrieved by the usual Web crawlers. Instead, the information must be fed into search engines' mammoth databases using special retrieval techniques.

Before the advent of desktop search, our PCs were part of that invisible Web -- connected to the Internet but not indexed. File-sharing networks already search your PC for MP3s, but there are tricky privacy and security issues to resolve before your hard drive can join the visible Web. There are also millions of digitally transcribed books waiting to be connected. Ultimately, deep Web search could answer a direct question better than hundreds of links, because many of the most authoritative sources have yet to make it online.
KEY PLAYERS: Endeca, Glenbrook Networks, Google, IBM ( IBM), Kozoru, and Yahoo.

WHAT IT IS: Forget satellite. Regular radio is getting an upgrade, with CD-quality audio and many more channels.
WHY IT'S HOT: Under pressure from satellite services like XM Radio (XM ) and Sirius (SIRI), online music services, and iPod-type devices, the $20 billion-a-year radio industry has been steadily losing listeners' attention. HD radio is seen as the solution. The technology splices existing spectrum owned by station operators into thin bands. Each band supports a new radio station, so one FM or AM station can be divided into as many as eight channels to broadcast eight times the music, the talk, and (most important) the ads. And since they're digital, HD radio streams can easily be stored, giving listeners the option to pause and rewind live broadcasts, just as TiVo ( TIVO) did for TV.

There are already 450 U.S. stations broadcasting HD radio. By 2007 that number should rise to 2,500 stations, covering 90 percent of the country. The biggest hurdle to mass adoption: Listeners will need to buy new radio sets to decode HD signals.
KEY PLAYERS: Clear Channel Communications ( CCU), Disney (DIS ), Ford Motor (F), iBiquity Digital, Radiosophy, Texas Instruments ( TXN), and Visteon.

WHAT IT IS: Wi-Fi-enabled cell phones that bring together cellular and landline phone systems.
WHY IT'S HOT: Appearing in mid-2006 in 15 midpriced cell-phone models, hybrid services will automatically sniff out and switch to open Wi-Fi networks inside your office and home. This could solve two big consumer frustrations: Switching to Wi-Fi will result in vastly better call quality inside residences and office towers that are hard to cover with cellular networks, while also speeding up Web surfing on smartphones -- an upgrade that would make them, at long last, a viable alternative to the PC.

Fixed-line/wireless convergence, along with the services it will spawn, is where carriers are looking to spend most of their money -- consumers will buy 100 million hybrid handsets over the next five years, according to telecom consultancy ABI Research.
KEY PLAYERS: Bridgeport, British Telecom, Broadcom ( BRCM), Ericsson ( ERICY), Kineto Wireless, Lucent (LU ), Motorola (MOT ), Nokia (NOK), Nortel ( NT), Samsung, and Texas Instruments.

WHAT IT IS: Batteries for portable electronic devices that use a refillable external fuel supply, from hydrogen to natural gas, methanol, ethanol, and sodium borohydride.
WHY IT'S HOT: The more power-hungry digital devices have become, the less plain-old lithium-ion batteries have been able to keep up. Fuel cells are the leading candidate to replace them. The most popular technology is called direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC), which mixes methanol and oxygen. Hitachi has developed a methanol-based laptop fuel cell that will go on the market in 2007. Japanese cell-phone giant NTT DoCoMo has teamed up with Fujitsu to build tiny fuel cells for mobile phones.

The transition will take time, so don't expect to buy a fuel cell at Best Buy right away. But Research & Markets, a research group, forecasts that micro fuel cell sales will grow to $510 million by 2008 and $11 billion by 2013.
KEY PLAYERS: Altair Nanomaterials, Ballard Power Systems, Dow Chemical, DTI Energy, Hitachi ( HIT), Motorola, MTI Micro Fuel Cells, NEC, Samsung, Solvay, and Toshiba.

WHAT IT IS: Wi-Max is like Wi-Fi on steroids, with a theoretical range of 30 miles.
WHY IT'S HOT: Wi-Fi is great, but its range is limited. Intel has taken the lead in developing Wi-Max standards, and the service is expected to roll out during the next two years -- first in rural markets in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and then in new telecom markets elsewhere. (As a demonstration, Intel streamed a digital movie to a theater at the Sundance Film Festival over a 55-mile network of Wi-Max transmitters.) Skeptics argue that Wi-Max may be supplanted by competing technologies that are on track to hit the marketplace sooner, but don't underestimate the reach of the companies that plan to support Wi-Max; the list includes AT&T ( T), BellSouth ( BLS), Qwest (Q ), and Sprint PCS (PCS). ABI Research forecasts 8 million Wi-Max subscribers by 2008. Maravedis Telecom, a research group, says demand for Wi-Max gear will grow to $2 billion by 2010. If the predictions come true, DSL, cable, and even T-1 connections could be supplanted.
KEY PLAYERS: Alvarion, ClearWire, Intel ( INTC), Motorola, and Samsung.

Got this in a mail thought would post.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Tamil Film Industry in Year 2005

Top 5 - Talk of the Tamil Industry in 2005

Top Surprises of 2005 in Tamil Cinema

Top 10 Movies of 2005 in Tamil Cinema

Top 10 Personalities of 2005 in Tamil Cinema

Top Innovations in Tamil Industry

Another one Classic Movie of my character..

Another one..Classic Movie of my character..same website..You should be knowing how vetti I am.

Thanks to Deepak, got the website link from his blog..and he is Abe Lincoln.

Mother Teresa..

I do not know how true the test is, but gave this result. You people have to tell it is correct or not. but, Mother Teresa is too much for me and cannot reach her selfless minds.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Last week Sunday..

I wanted to get up by around 11:00 am. Last Saturday was very bad indeed, working till 10:30 pm. God! who said work time gets over by 4:30 and people strictly works from monday to friday. Man proposes God disposes. Didnt had a clue, how I woke up by 7:40. Thats it.

Chatted with Deepak for sometime. Only Companion in my room. Called to Swaroopa and confirmed that would make to here home today. Also invited her and Siva for dinner. Both going to Italy, so should arrange this dinner before. Asked her about shopping.

Spoke to Shriram, Chatted about all the Offshore and Onsite matters and other Claims to be done in Onsite. Told to him about my LA trip and New year celebrations.

Spoke to Kamesh, invited him and Suji for the dinner. Told him about coming near to his place.
Arul called me and told about his sudden Houston trip. Project location has changed suddenly and was given 2 day notice. The time is now 11:42 and I need to catch the 12:30 train.

Rushed to bath and came back around 12:03. Asked deepak to check the train timing. Its late, I need to take a cab. Went down to streets to find it so empty. This is how Downtown could be. Full of day time activities during Week days and Full of night time activities during week ends.

I went to the next street, La Salle Still empty, went near Chicago river still empty and no cabs around. Finally got the cab and it was 12:22. Here comes an Indian to help me out.I started thinking about the next train 14:30, ok I am going to miss the shopping stuff. He helped me in near the station by 12:25.

The good thing is, we can get the ticket inside the train itself. It was 12:28 when I got into it. It was a eventful.. the time spent there was more eventful..

Good to have friends all over the place

Dedicated to Kamesh, Suji , Swaroopa and Siva

Home Alone..This is not Movie ok.

Do you guys ever loved to be away from home? I did. I really enjoy the days being away from home. But, later on I was able to enjoy only the week ends, because only I was able to spare time with my friends. And Today, Deepak went to India and Barun went to Arkansas. The end result.
All alone in 17th Floor sitting just opposite to Sears Tower and checking whether the sky is clear at 9:00 pm. This is horrible guys.

Home alone is bad.

Another Picture Gallery..Best Products of 2005..

Another link from Businessline about best products of 2005.. Some of them are really cool..

Take your time Guys..

Gift after a long time..

Scene 1.
7:40, Deepak wake me up and shouts India is in bad position. Pakistan had batted through the first day 326/2. This idiot is going back to India and wanted to spread his enthusiasm. I begged to allow me sleep and reminded him about the time I returned from work. But he succeeded. No Other go. Scolded him and Started my Day.

Scene 2.
08:05, I asked to get an USB from Office Depot and order an IPod. The reply was negative. He asked me to get the stuff. Thought why this guy is not helping me out. He pushed me out of the house and reminded to keep in touch with Barun and get the house key.

Scene 3.
Around 11:50 wanted to call this guy and wish him happy journey. Thought this guy would not that courteasy to call and inform to me. Enn Friend aache.. but, My boss Hatts called and started to ask about the status of work. Kept my phone and forgot to call this guy.

Scene 4.
12:10, I received a call from him and he is asking me to take care and said Good bye. Lets meet in Chennai or Bangalore. I was surprised. Enn Friend aache. Also told he had kept the key in the bed.

Scene 5.
18:15, Surprised to see a note and Shirt for me from Deepak. Check it out, how cool it is. Do you know guys Deepak is the most awesome guy I had ever seen or met. :-)

Thanks Deepak. Thats Awesome da.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Best Pictures of 2005 from Time..

It was tough indeed to choose ur vote. Evacuation and God's Wrath remained in the heart, so do the social work of the volunteers. What should I choose, Mother's caring affection or Selfless act of human beings or thanking God even during the tough time. Each photo has its story behind it. Finally I thanked God for being with me.