<![CDATA[INDIA - Blog]]>Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:23:15 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Online FREE]]>Sat, 19 Feb 2011 01:22:37 GMThttp://indiansfanspage.weebly.com/blog/no-title
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 logo was launched in Mumbai in July 2009:
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Official Logo of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
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<![CDATA[Facebook beat Google as the most visited site in 2010]]>Sat, 01 Jan 2011 17:24:22 GMThttp://indiansfanspage.weebly.com/blog/facebook-beat-google-as-the-most-visited-site-in-2010
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In a shocking report from Hitwise, it is now clear that Facebook was the most visited site on the internet in the US for 2010, beating Google out of its crown. In 2010, Facebook accumulated some 8.93% of site visits online, while Google secured just 7.19%. However, YouTube took in 3.52%, and so if you combine Google properties they are in aggregate more popular than Facebook.

Facebook took third place in 2009, making its sharp rise to the top a surprise. Perhaps it was expected to edge up one spot this year, but to take first place is a move that few anticipated.

Here is the top visited sites according to Hitwise for both 2009 and 2010.

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<![CDATA[World Cup theme song by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy]]>Thu, 30 Dec 2010 02:37:59 GMThttp://indiansfanspage.weebly.com/blog/world-cup-theme-song-by-shankar-ehsaan-loy"De Ghumaa Ke "
The 2011 World Cup trophy is displayed, Colombo, April 2, 2010
Dubai: There will be a touch of Bollywood in next year`s cricket World Cup in the sub-continent with the celebrated Indian musical trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy composing the event`s official theme song titled `De Ghumaa Ke` with versions in Hindi, Bangla and Sinhalese.
All three versions will feature in the build-up to and during the tournament that will run from February 19 to April 2 in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The three are one of the most popular and critically acclaimed music directors of Bollywood.
Some of their famous works includes scores for movies such as Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006), Don - The Chase Begins Again (2006), Taare Zameen Par (2007), Rock on!! (2008), Wake Up Sid (2009), My Name is Khan (2010) and Housefull (2010).
"`De Ghumaa Ke` is a passionate expression that creatively captures the fierce sense of competition and the desire to win. It literally means Hit It Hard. This local cricket euphemism is every fan`s wish and every cricketer`s intention. It encapsulates all that it takes to win a match," the ICC said in a statement.
The song will be released on December 31 via various radio networks in India.
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<![CDATA[()ver 35+ Online radio station ]]>Fri, 03 Dec 2010 21:32:14 GMThttp://indiansfanspage.weebly.com/blog/ver-35-online-radio-station
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<![CDATA[Mozilla Seabird 3D – Concept phone by Mozilla]]>Thu, 11 Nov 2010 01:41:25 GMThttp://indiansfanspage.weebly.com/blog/mozilla-seabird-3d-concept-phone-by-mozillamozilla-seabird-3d-concept-phone-by-mozillamozilla-seabird-3d-concept-phone-by-mozilla
Drop that shovel into the furrowed ground and gaze upon the magic that Mozilla has wrought. Concept designer Billy May, working through Mozilla’s “Open Web Concept Phone” project, has gathered community feedback and followed up on some rather mundane visions for the mobile future with this little beauty, the Mozilla Seabird. The completely fictional device has a disturbing initial resemblance to a BlackBerry Storm, but as the video unfolds the functionality is really what sells this thing. The big innovation is the use of dual pico projectors on the side of the handset, which can provide different functionality based on the phone’s orientation: flat on a table they pump out the two halves of a QWERTY keyboard, up on a dock they offer the dual purpose of a large viewing screen above and a seamless projected keyboard below. Other features, like the pop-out wireless pointer /Bluetooth headset are slightly less realistic but no less charming. Now, before you get too excited, you should know that Mozilla has no plans to build this or any phone, they’re just messing around with some fancy 3D software and the bright imagination of their community of users.
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<![CDATA[Interesting Entries for 2011 Guinness Book of World Records]]>Fri, 17 Sep 2010 10:32:36 GMThttp://indiansfanspage.weebly.com/blog/interesting-entries-for-2011-guinness-book-of-world-records
Dexter, the world's smallest cow.      
Puggy, owner of the world's longest canine tongue. 
And Mehmet Ozyrek, the man with the record for the world's longest nose.        
These are some of the entries in 2011 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.     
The book sells more than three million copies a year and its popularity is hardly waning, says editor-in-chief Craig Glenday.        
[Craig Glenday, Editor-In-Chief]:
"We get more record claims in our office now than we've ever done in our 55-year history, there's so much interest around the world, everyone's desperate to get their name in the biggest selling book in the world I guess."            
Others who have managed to lay claim to a page?         
The owners of the world's largest Smurf and Mickey Mouse collections.     
A Canadian with the world's longest beard. 
More creatures like Fluffy, the world's largest snake, measuring in at nearly 24 feet.      
And, at the same Colorado zoo, the world's oldest known living gorilla who is due to turn 55 in December.  

[Craig Glenday, Editor-In-Chief]:
"We get more record claims in our office now than we've ever done in our 55-year history, there's so much interest around the world, everyone's desperate to get their name in the biggest selling book in the world I guess."            
Others who have managed to lay claim to a page?       
The owners of the world's largest Smurf and Mickey Mouse collections.    
A Canadian with the world's longest beard.     
More creatures like Fluffy, the world's largest snake, measuring in at nearly 24 feet. 
And, at the same Colorado zoo, the world's oldest known living gorilla who is due to turn 55 in December.             
[Craig Glenday, Editor-In-Chief]:
"You can do something simple like eating Smarties or Ferrero Rocher, to doing something really impressive like climbing Everest or winning an Oscar. To us, you're all part of the Guinness World Record family."             
There are even records for things you might never have thought of. Take Anastasia, for example—a Jack Russell who broke the world record for popping 100 balloons in the fastest time, a mere 44.49 seconds.            
[Craig Glenday, Editor-In-Chief]:
"We get more record claims in our office now than we've ever done in our 55-year history, there's so much interest around the world, everyone's desperate to get their name in the biggest selling book in the world I guess."            
Others who have managed to lay claim to a page?
The owners of the world's largest Smurf and Mickey Mouse collections.
A Canadian with the world's longest beard. 
More creatures like Fluffy, the world's largest snake, measuring in at nearly 24 feet. 
And, at the same Colorado zoo, the world's oldest known living gorilla who is due to turn 55 in December.             
             
[Craig Glenday, Editor-In-Chief]:
"You can do something simple like eating Smarties or Ferrero Rocher, to doing something really impressive like climbing Everest or winning an Oscar. To us, you're all part of the Guinness World Record family."             

There are even records for things you might never have thought of. Take Anastasia, for example—a Jack Russell who broke the world record for popping 100 balloons in the fastest time, a mere 44.49 seconds.             
 

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<![CDATA[♥♥ Mother Teresa's 100th Birthday ♥♥]]>Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:26:27 GMThttp://indiansfanspage.weebly.com/blog/-mother-teresas-100th-birthday
Mother Teresa

    If you judge people, you have no time to love them
                            - Mother Teresa

Hundreds of devotees gathered in West Bengal to celebrate Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday....
A special Mass was held at the cathedral ahead of her birthday, which falls on Wednesday.
Albanian born Mother Teresa made Kolkata her home and dedicated her life to the service of poor and destitute children.Her wisdom and nobility spread far and wide and was adopted by many.
.Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997 at the age of 87. She was well known as the 'Saint of the Gutter' for her extraordinary love and dedication to poor, homeless and diseased people.[Beatriz Tubela, Devotee from Spain]: (English) ((Cut last sentence))  "I came here because this year is the 100th anniversary of Mother Teresa, so, I would like to give her tribute because of all the good things that she did in this world (which) is nowadays full of violence and poor people." Mother Teresa was beautified by the pope in October 2003, paving the way for her canonization as a saint.She came to India in 1929 at the age of 18 and took up teaching and became an Indian citizen in 1948.
The nun started working in slums and later set up her Missionaries of Charity, which was approved by the Vatican in 1950.The organization now runs more than 500 charity homes in over 100 countries.Mother Teresa received several national and international awards for social service during her lifetime.
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<![CDATA[Rajasthan's 'ghost' town Bhangarh now a popular tourist spot]]>Mon, 23 Aug 2010 06:37:12 GMThttp://indiansfanspage.weebly.com/blog/rajasthans-ghost-town-bhangarh-now-a-popular-tourist-spot
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The ruins of the 16th century town are out of bounds after sunset
Who doesn't love a good ghost story? We have all listened to them spellbound — during the ubiquitous load-shedding or on train journeys after which any trip down the dark corridor to the toilet became impossibility. But paradoxically, the more terrified we are, the better the story.

But what happens when terror meets travel? We're talking about a visit to a ghost town that is one of India's spookiest places. At the edge of the Sariska forest in Rajasthan lies the town of Bhangarh  whose haunted status is attracting scores of tourists these days. Definitely day, mind you, since the town is out of bounds after dark. A signboard displayed prominently by the ASI warns visitors: "Entering the borders of Bhangarh after sunset is strictly prohibited".

Such is the town's reputation that even the Archeological Survey of India doesn't have an office here though government rules state that every historical site must have an office of the ASI. The nearest one is a kilometre away — enough distance between officials and the spooks.

The haunted ruins of Bhangarh are now expected to be a big tourist draw during the Commonwealth Games. The Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC)
 has included Bhangarh in a tour package especially designed for the games. "We chose this ‘ghost city' to boost tourism to the area," says Manjit Singh, chairman and MD, RTDC. But he smiles and adds, "We, of course, don't promise any paranormal activity."

So how did the ghosts get here? The story goes that this sixteenth century town, 80 km from Alwar in eastern Rajasthan, was home to a tantrik (a magician well-versed in the occult) named Singhia. The tantrik fell desperately in love with the kingdom's beautiful princess, Rani Ratnawati. Knowing that he would never be allowed to go near her, Singhia decided to use his dark powers to seduce her. He spotted the princess's maid buying oil and cast a spell on the oil. If the spell worked, on touching the oil, the princes would surrender herself to him.
Locals say that the princess, who was proficient in the occult herself, soon sensed his evil plan and foiled it. She threw the flagon of oil away, whereupon it fell on a stone. As soon as the oil touched the stone, it started rolling towards the tantrik and crushed him. But before dying, Singhia cursed the palace with the death of all who dwelt in it, without the possibility of rebirth.

According to K L Saini, who was the director of the Sariska Tiger Reserve for 18 years, this entire belt used to be a thick forest.

Even the Ramayana is said to talk of the Pandavas staying here while in exile. Yogiraj Hiranath, a sage during the reign of Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur, corroborates the fact that Bhangarh did have a princess called Rani Ratnawati who was adept in the art of wizardry.

According to the locals, the town, protected by two inner fortifications and separated from the plains by ramparts, came to life only at night. There were bustling bazaars where beautifully adorned women ran shops. Besides the royals, common citizens could also eat, drink and make merry here. Everyone was expected to dress in finery with the king's treasury picking up the tab. In Yogiraj's account, wearing old clothes was a punishable crime as was eve-teasing.

That might be more legend than fact, but Bhangarh is still a charming ruin to visit. Even today, a walk to the palace through the remains of what once used to be a bustling town is a fragrant affair with the aroma of kevda wafting in from a nearby grove. Bhangarh was also a well-laid out town and could serve as an excellent model for present-day town planners.

Each shop along the route still has a vacant space for an idol. But what is strange is that there are no roofs on the houses, shops and even the palace. Locals say that whenever a house is built in the vicinity, its roof collapses! And in the village closest to Bhangarh, people have made roofs over their heads — but only those made of straw!

Large banyan trees and several temples dot the landscape. The beautifully carved temples of Gopinath, Shiva (Someshwar), Mangla Devi and Keshava Rai have survived the passage of time and are a must-see for visitors. There is also the dancer's haveli, the ruins of homes and scattered boulders with carvings. On a nearby hilltop stands a chhatri that is believed to have been inhabited by the tantrik.

Despite the passage of time, the Rani Ratnawati myth continues to fascinate everyone. Many claim to have witnessed paranormal activities in the area; some have "heard" sounds of music and the tinkling of anklets. Saini maintains that many tourists who take photographs inside the ruins find weird colour spots in the pictures. Is all this imagined or a ploy to draw in tourists? Whatever the truth, a visit to Bhangarh isn't for the faint-hearted.

GETTING THERE

BY ROAD | Bhangarh is a 47-km drive from the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar, Rajasthan. From Delhi, visitors need to first get to Alwar, which is about 150 km away, and then drive 34 km to Sariska. There are no luxury buses on the route, so the best option is a taxi

BY RAIL | Shatabdi runs from Delhi to Alwar every morning. From there, visitors can take a taxi upto Sariska

THE RTDC PACKAGE | Delhi-Sariska-Bhangarh-Siliserh-Alwar-Delhi 3 Nights/4 Days: Rs 19,000 Own transport: Rs 12,000
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<![CDATA[Agra Fort-Architectural wonder in stone]]>Tue, 17 Aug 2010 10:11:32 GMThttp://indiansfanspage.weebly.com/blog/agra-fort-architectural-wonder-in-stone
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Agra Fort
Within a radius of 3 kilometres, on the banks of the river Yamuna, rises the crescent-like Agra Fort. Designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is surrounded by a 70 foot high wall. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangiri Mahal, Diwan-i-khas, Diwan-i-Am and Moti Masjid. The fort has four gates and is enclosed by a double barricaded wall of red sand stone. Many buildings were constructed within the fort of which very few remain till date. One of the most significant ones is the multistoreyed Jahangiri Mahal built by Akbar for his wife Jodha Bai.
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<![CDATA[Maruti Suzuki introduces A-Star Automatic in Indian market]]>Tue, 17 Aug 2010 10:03:11 GMThttp://indiansfanspage.weebly.com/blog/maruti-suzuki-introduces-a-star-automatic-in-indian-market
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Maruti Suzuki A-Star Automatic
The ace car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has unveiled its latest A-Star Automatic in India that boasts off with modern 4-Speed Automatic transmission. Maruti A-Star utilizes slot shift mechanism for its transmission with 6 modes P, R, N, D, 3, 2 and L. It has ARAI rated fuel efficiency of 17 kmpl.

Maruti A Star automatic comes in the VXi trim including power windows, CD/MP3 player as standard apart from the Automatic and height adjustable driver seat. It features small footprint along with light control and power steering that makes it the best choice for women.

A-Star Automatic is available at the cost of Rs.4.34 Lakhs.
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