Google Street View to Ernakulam?!

Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. It’s the best way to explore a city/place in detail.

Google SV was introduced in Mid of 2008 which was a revolutionary move by Google. Basically what they do is drive a Street View Car which have lasers, cameras and GPS built-in. It travels through the city and places and captures “panoramic” images which are then made to a 360-degree view Street View.

Google Street View is not so popular in India, but yet we have major and historical places like Taj Mahal etc.

The latest fire is that Street View to coming to #Kochi!

Street View

The blue overlay shows where Street View imagery is available.

It was spotted in the “Behind The Scenes” page of Street View that Ernakulam is also shown in the map of “Where is Street View?”. Kochi is said to be the Next Bangalore in India and it’s true. On a high-level zoom we can see it’s overlaid on Pallimukku. There is no official reports or anything about this yet. Hopefully it will happen soon. When street view hits this city it’ll give a new face to Kochi.

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How Dogs React to Magic:

We all love Dogs, don’t we?

Dogs are very well known for their Intelligence.. They are able to read and react appropriately to human body language. Here’s how Dogs react to Magic:

 

 

Dogs just can’t handle the magic!!! They are so trusting and they don’t understand they are being deceived!!!

 

Part 1: (with Caption)

 

 

Zodiac Sign & Dieting!

Zodiac is…well, is a circle of twelve 30° divisions of years.. And Surprisingly Since the movement of these celestial bodies is different during different Zodiac divisions. people born during these phase have different characteristics.

 

And Yes! it is true.. the celestial bodies decide how you behave. This is my attempt to map your Zodiac sign to the right dieting technique so that you can lose weight. 😉 So, Here we go:

 

 

Aries (Born between March 21 & April 20)
Aries are also known as the The Ram. Not Sita`s Ram…but the animal Ram (scientific name is definitely NOT Homo Sapiens). To ensure you lose weight stay away from meat, especially if it is Ram meat. Since, Fire is your element…ensure everything is cooked in fire before eating.

Taurus (Born between April 21 & May 21)
Taurus are also referred to as The Bull. Being a Taurean myself, I know that we eat, drink & sleep bull shit. If like me, you are also a Taurean slowly eliminate all bull shit from your diet. Care should be taken to eliminate it slowly for it has withdrawal symptoms. Since Earth is the element for all Taureans…a diet on anything that grows inside the Earth will help in losing weight. For example carrots, radish, potatoes, & earthworms.

Gemini (Born between May 22 & June 21)
Geminis are The Twins and hence you can only achieve weight loss if you work in pairs. The results will be there for all to see if you have an identical twin, who like you is hugely obese….and wants to lose weight. Air is the element for Geminis, and hence a dieting Gemini should try to keep the air intake to the minimum.

Cancer (Born between June 22 & July 22)
Cancer is a big disease. If you are a Cancer, dieting should be the least of your worries….your chemo-therapy should take care of that. A diet of Crabs will greatly reduce your weight. While eating crabs, make sure to leave the shells out else you might end up with a lot of bone weight. Since, Water is your element…drinking a lot of it will result in weight gain. Ever noticed that a drenched towel is heavier?

Leo (Born between July 23 & August 22)
You probably eat like a lion. Try the Hyena trick, which generally works for Leos. But for that you need a wife that eats up most of the food at home and leaves the remains for you when you come back from office. Another sure shot way to lose weight is to get cubs into the family…which will ensure you spend time feeding the Leo cub. For a Leo cub, you need to inseminate or get impregnated in the beginning of winter – October/November – which isn`t difficult, considering the number of Leos we have amongst us.

Virgo (Born between August 23 & September 22)
If you are a true Virgo, you are probably a virgin. Just in case you didn`t know, sex helps burn calories and thus lose weight. Drinking a lot of Bloody Mary (remember, Mary was a virgin?) will also help you lose weight. Sometimes, virginity too.

Libra (Born between September 23 & October 22)
Since your motto is ‘balancing act` you are most likely to succeed in dieting. You will need to weigh everything you eat against the pleasure it will give you and then decide on whether to eat or not. Remember, you have nothing to do with the “scales” on a fish…so you can consume as much fish as possible without the fear of gaining weight. Just don`t go for chicken, else you might end up saying “Dam!” like the fish that hit a wall under the water.

Scorpio (Born between October 23 & November 21)
However hard Mahindra & Mahindra might try to convince you…remember…you are not an off-roader. You need sting in your food…so have a lot of pickle. To lose weight, follow up every morsel of food with a spoonful of pickle. Since, Water is your element you can always have a glass of water after every spoonful of pickle.

Sagittarius (Born between November 22 & December 21)
You are the Archer, so you should try and start hunting & eating. Hunting will help you burn calories, while eating sparrows & crows & squirrels – which are the only wildlife you will find in our cities – will ensure you lose weight. If you are in New York, you might find an occasional dinosaur destroying the city…that`s if some movie shooting is going on.

Capricorn (Born between December 22 & January 20)
Your animal is sea-goat. Being a goat is bad enough, but being a sea-goat? If you want to lose weight, you should indulge in sea food. If you are of marriageable age…see if you can either marry a Bengali or a Keralite for enough of sea food at home. If you are already married to a non-communist (why are both the communist ruled states in India so fish-friendly?)…suggest you rent/buy a house near a good sea-food restaurant.

Aquarius (Born between January 21 & February 19)
Aquarians are ruled by the planets Saturn & Uranus. Saturn will ensure that your mind goes haywire when you see food….while Uranus will ensure that what ever you eat gets out of your digestive system (re-read if you didn`t get this awesome joke!). You are the only Zodiac sign that can eat anything and wash it down in a single flush.

Pisces (Born between January 21 & February 19)
Needless to say, you need to rely on sea food. But only two fish at a time…anything more and you might start putting on weight. My personal advice to all Pisces will be to go for an aquarium at home, but start with at least six fish every day – why go to bed empty stomach?

 

More to read:

Diet Astrology: http://www.findyourfate.com/astrology/diet/astro-diet.htm

Delish: http://www.delish.com/food-fun/astrology-food-personality

 

Final Destination in Real Life

I was going through some news article and I was struck by this news “Patient dies after X-ray machine ‘falls’ on him!” The events that led to this X-ray accident was quite interesting.

We all know the American horror franchise Movie “Final Destination” The plot of the movie is that a group of person who survived a huge accident dies after surviving unusually. It is said that “Death’s pattern cannot be cheated.” But of course, it only a fiction.

Few days back a 42-year-old, who was taken to the Hospital in Mumbai with serious injuries, died soon after a part of the wall mounted X-ray machine allegedly fell on him. Sukhdev Seth, a Indian Railway employee, met with the accident near his residence at 6.15am on his way to work. Sukhdev was hit by a cyclist and was run over by a BEST bus which came behind him. Seth was taken to the hospital with injuries to the lower back, thighs and spinal cord. The bus conductor took Seth to the hospital, where he was taken to the X-ray room attached to the casualty.

Illustrated by Prashant Chaugule

Witnesses reported that it was Sukhdev’s high luck to survive the first and second accident. But unfortunately the odds was not in his favor the third time. Seth died instantly when the X-ray machine fell on him.
The recently renovated hospital, has been in the news ever since it was thrown open to people. A fortnight ago, a technician suffered a head injury and required a day’s admission after a portion of the ceiling fell on her. Seconds later, a portion of the air-conditioner duct gave away but the technician was lucky to escape it by a few seconds. Incidentally, Wednesday’s incident happened inside the same X-ray room. The hospital has been renovated at a cost of Rs114 crore (19M USD). “The civil work is shoddy and staffers work in constant fear that something or the other will collapse,” said a nurse. A preliminary check run by the manufacturer of the machine found no fault in the equipment. The first thing that came into my mind when I read this news was the Movie.

Read more about this news here.

I also want to share my grief in this time with deepest sympathy and condolence. May God help the relatives of Sukhdev through the days ahead.

 

14 Days for FIFA 2014!!!

14 Days for FIFA 2014!!! – EXCITED!!

Talk of earning in sport and football comes up first to mind. Ok wait. Golf or Formula 1 should actually spring up first, but given the glamour and attention surrounding the beautiful game, it is always football that springs to mind.

It was always been about football! Even if there’s somebody who don’t “like” football, he can’t just hate it. And FIFA World Cup is the mothership of all the addiction. I don’t know about you, but I started addicted to Championships and even ManUtd from the FiFa 2005 World Cup!! I was only like 10 and that was the time when Football just got into my vein. I still remember the names of the players of Brazil in 2005, but if you ask my classmates’ name from 2005, I might get gobsmacked!

 

I have a lot of things to love about this world cup.

  1. The Venue is RIO!!! Yep, Rio is one of the favorite places in the world (And I always wanted to visit) 2. Diego Costa’s homecoming! And last but not least, 3. The World Cup of the selfies!

Check out other highlights of FIFA 2014!  http://www.theguardian.com/football/gallery/2014/may/25/25-reasons-to-watch-the-world-cup-in-pictures

The only thing that I’m disappointed is THIS!:

Anything Pitbull touches turns to shit. What a joke of an artist, I feel bad for Brazil having to use this shit as their theme song.

Sleepless nights on their way! http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/