Well the much hyped about movie Kurbaan starring Saifeena did not do well at the box office in fact, it had a below expectations opening. But whatever said and done the music is simply superb. From the love song Shukaran Allah to Ali Maullah the music works wonders for me. I think it completely is in sync with the theme of the movie and makes it stronger. I find it very rare that the background score empowers the movie much more than the visuals.
Okay, now how much ever I HATE Kareena Kapoor, there is no denying the fact that she looked amazingly pretty in the girl next door look and the muslim look with the hijab. Even if the movie did not do well at the box office I think it may just turn out to be another genie’s lamp for the haughty Kareena Kapoor (like Jab we met).
Coming to the costumes, those anarkali dresses in bright contrasting colors and a golden lace are completely in vogue and what every girl seems to wear these days! Its noteworthy how the pallet changes from BRIGHT to BLACK which I think could not agree more with the theme of the movie.
Another thing worth mentioning is Kiron Kher’s acting. She was amazing like always! I think we know who is going to bag all the awards for the female actor in a negative role!
Despite all these positives, the movie does not come along very beautifully. An extremely strong theme but sadly doesnt come off well. In fact, somewhere it just falls apart.
Well this is not something I should be exceptionally proud of but I think it is funny!
hmm… So lets start!!
I decided to meet two of my close buddies today. Usually we meet at home but today they were adamant to meet outside, I kept wondering why but never figured out what the reason was. A while later we decided to go to a mall to hang out. Their choice of mall did surprise me cause the one they wanted to go to was at the other end of the city and for people like us who need to resort to public transport it isn’t that easy! Anyway I agreed as I just wanted to have some fun with them.
We reached this mall and my friends PULLED me into this thing called scary house. And for those of you who dont know me well, I am someone who can NOT watch a third class horror movie! 😛 😀 After a lot of pushing, pulling and convincing we entered that “house of horror! ” GRRRR
So we enter.. .. .. .. .. (For those of you who KNOW me, you would understand what this one line means! ) 😦 😦
This completely DARK eeew place… 5 seconds into it, from god alone knows where we hear a HORRIBLE voice and it was RIGHT behind us. This happened time and again and I was scared like HELL. The three of us would actually bump into the wall not knowing which direction to flee in! 😛
This happened close to five times and I decided I cant take any more of this SHIT! I SCREAMT! 😛 😀 ( Those of you who have heard me cheer during matches you would know EXACTLY what I mean) .Hearing me scream the ‘dracula’ took his cell out and said “STOP screaming, this is the first time I got scared being in here” lolz! 😛 😀 After this he took off those Dracula teeth and guided us out! 😀
Now, going into the scary house and SCARING the dracula himself is saying SOMETHING! That explains the title “BRAVE BRAVE ME!” 😛
Wikipedia says it is old and was created in 1994 but to me it is very new and a funky looking code! Though I wish it was pink and black instead of the boring white n black! 😛 ( Somethings just dont change! ). I first heard about it when my techie brother-in-law told me about some geek friends of his who has the icing of the cake in the form of a QR code of the flicker album url! I was totally fascinated by the idea and I am dedicating this post just for QR codes!
A QR Code is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The “QR” is derived from “Quick Response”, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. QR Codes are common in Japan, where they are currently the most popular type of two dimensional codes. Moreover, most current Japanese mobile phones can read this code with their camera.
A giant QR Code linking to a website, to be read with a mobile phone. These kind of banners and messages invoke an instant interest in people to get to know what it really means and thus solve the purpose when it comes to getting publicity! 😛
See, film stars are the only creatures who suffer from attention deficit disorder! 😛
Some features of QR codes that make them next thing to look out for are:
High Capacity of encoding Data
Conventional bar codes are capable of storing a maximum of approximately 20 digits, QR Code is capable of handling several dozen to several hundred times more information.
Small Printout Size
Unlike Bar code which hold information only horizontally, QR codes hold information both horizontally and vertically. This makes the printout size extremely small.
Dirt and Damage Resistant
Even if the symbol is dirty or damaged, data can be restored.
Readable from any direction in 360°
This feature enables high speed reading. This is accomplished by position detection patterns in the code itself.
Structured Append Feature
QR Code can be divided into multiple data areas. Conversely, information stored in multiple QR Code symbols can be reconstructed as single data symbols.
One data symbol can be divided into up to 16 symbols, allowing printing in a narrow area.
As I already mentioned in the beginining that Qr codes are really becoming the ‘in’ thing for techies. There are some pictures of Bday cakes and chocolated where the birthday messages are encoded as QR codes! The person will have to feed this image to a QR code decoder which is inbuilt in many of the phones these days.
This is a chocolate bar with a Happy B’day QR code encoded on it! Cool huh?
Even on business cards we find QR codes to see more click here
After doing some research I realized that QR code was also making its presence felt in the arena of art. Dont believe it. Well see this for yourself.
Here, Artist Pedro Morales creates Qr codes like the one on the right here using small cloth flowers!!!! He calls his latest art ‘Puras Flores'(Pure Flowers).
I know it is a little hard to believe! But it is true!
Here is a closer view of the same Qr code:
Most of us would wonder what the connection between the two is, even i did… Read on and find out!
EGGY STORY 1
The Tele-Egg mobile phone accessory really is a funny concept!
Shaped like an egg; this gadget wonder alert you whenever you receive a call and it does so before the phone goes off by kicking its legs!@#!#@!
It is a low cost call indicator wiggles his legs. Apart from this it has a LCD clock as well!
There are times in our lives when we have to sit with our mobile phones switched off – such as those quiet coaches on trains, restaurants, the theatre, cinema or your local funeral or in colleges and hostels where cell phones are banned.
However, what happens when you need to know if someone has called? Maybe you can take the call outside or maybe you need to know that a text has been sent. Sure, you could put the handset onto vibrate mode but that can often produces a noise loud enouh to be frowned upon.
On the other hand, your phone may be stuffed in a bag so that you miss the vibration action altogether.
This is where the Tele-Egg comes in. When a call arrives the little guy wiggles his legs like there’s no tomorrow, giving you a perfect visual indication that there’s mobile activity a-foot…as it were. The Tele-Egg costs just £3.99…. Pretty low for a cutie like this! 😛
EGGY STORY 2
Designer Roman Tubl wasn’t concerned with integrating the latest and greatest in his EGG mobile phone concept. He just wanted something functional and easy to use with some eye candy for people who like their phones flashy – literally.
The soft rounded body is surrounded by an illuminated red strip. The surface of the phone consists of a flexi true color display for tactile touchscreen feedback. You’ve also got your standard data ports like bluetooth, USB, and Wifi in addition to a 3.2 megapixel camera and a snazzy amount of memory – up to 4 GB.
This is extremely comfortable to hold and seems like the right thing to buy for anyone who is looking for anything stylish.
Yes, Google is my dream company but I think having a ‘Church Of Google’ is CRAZY!!!! I cant believe there are people who argue about ‘ Is Google God?’!!! Height of joblessness! Read for yourself to believe! Here is the link http://www.thechurchofgoogle.org/
The Church of Google believe the search engine Google is the closest humankind has ever come to directly experiencing an actual God (as typically defined). We believe there is much more evidence in favour of Google’s divinity than there is for the divinity of other more traditional gods.
We reject supernatural gods on the notion they are not scientifically provable. Thus, Googlists believe Google should rightfully be given the title of “God”, as She exhibits a great many of the characteristics traditionally associated with such Deities in a scientifically provable manner.
The Nine Proofs:
Google is the closest thing to an Omniscient (all-knowing) entity in existence, which can be scientifically verified. She indexes over 9.5 billion WebPages, which is more than any other search engine on the web today. Not only is Google the closest known entity to being Omniscient, but She also sorts through this vast amount of knowledge using Her patented PageRank technology, organizing said data and making it easily accessible to us mere mortals.
» PROOF #2
Google is everywhere at once (Omnipresent). Google is virtually everywhere on earth at the same time. Billions of indexed WebPages hosted from every corner of the earth. With the proliferation of Wi-Fi networks, one will eventually be able to access Google from anywhere on earth, truly making Her an omnipresent entity.
» PROOF #3
Google answers prayers. One can pray to Google by doing a search for whatever question or problem is plaguing them. As an example, you can quickly find information on alternative cancer treatments, ways to improve your health, new and innovative medical discoveries and generally anything that resembles a typical prayer. Ask Google and She will show you the way, but showing you is all She can do, for you must help yourself from that point on.
» PROOF #4
Google is potentially immortal. She cannot be considered a physical being such as ourselves. Her Algorithms are spread out across many servers; if any of which were taken down or damaged, another would undoubtedly take its place. Google can theoretically last forever.
» PROOF #5
Google is infinite. The Internet can theoretically grow forever, and Google will forever index its infinite growth.
» PROOF #6
Google remembers all. Google caches WebPages regularly and stores them on its massive servers. In fact, by uploading your thoughts and opinions to the internet, you will forever live on in Google’s cache, even after you die, in a sort of “Google Afterlife”.
» PROOF #7
Google can “do no evil” (Omnibenevolent). Part of Google’s corporate philosophy is the belief that a company can make money without being evil.
» PROOF #8
According to Google trends, the term “Google” is searched for more than the terms “God”, “Jesus”, “Allah”, “Buddha”, “Christianity”, “Islam”, “Buddhism” and “Judaism” combined.
God is thought to be an entity in which we mortals can turn to when in a time of need. Google clearly fulfils this to a much larger degree than traditional “gods”, as shown in the image below (click to enlarge).
» PROOF #9
Evidence of Google’s existence is abundant. There is more evidence for the existence of Google than any other God worshiped today. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. If seeing is believing, then surf over to www.google.com and experience for yourself Google’s awesome power. No faith required.