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    Samsung Wave S8500 Review : 3 days with the Wave

    Samsung’s highly-anticipated Bada-powered phone Samsung Wave was launched in India a couple of weeks ago. Samsung Wave really boasts of some impressive tech specs that include a ‘Super AMOLED’ screen, a 1GHz processor, a 5MP still photo camera, HD 720p video recording, 1080p HD payback and a slim design. Being the first of a kind […]

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    Dogs = Best hope for the disabled!!

    Life must be really tough if you have a physical handicap. Picking up dropped keys when you can barely bend over in a wheelchair, attending the door when you don’t even hear the doorbell.. Little things that are trivial to us are an impediment to their independence. Here are a list of organizations which train dogs to help the disabled. Check out their stories. I believe we all could learn a lot from them..

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    Calvin n Hobbes - Compilacion numero tres

    Last Calvin n Hobbes post, we saw Calvin at school. This winter I wanted to post about snow. But then these strips are all over the net! Just google it and you’ll get dozens of posts! But we, at angadsodhi dot com, do things differently!! The compilation below is a collection of my personal favorites. […]

 

Nick Brandt - THE best at wildlife photography

Life as a Mumbai University engineering student is getting tough. The days are spent in attending endless hours of mind crunching but mostly boring lectures and the nights are spend in jotting down numerous assignments mindlessly. Do I get time to study? Probably just a couple of minutes every day. Do I get time for blogging? Heck, not at all!

So at times when I don’t get the time to come up with something creative, I would like to share some of the good posts I’ve come across in the recent past. They may be from blogs I regularly read, pages that I’ve stumbled across or even pages that some of this blog’s readers have suggested.

This page that I stumbled across deserves a special mention. Absolutely stunning wildlife photos! Here’s a sneak peek at some of these beauties. The entire collection can be viewed at http://www.younggalleryphoto.com/photography/brandt/brandt.html They are up for sale. So you could even buy them. Every pic is worth a photo frame on your wall!
Giraffe looking over plains on angadsodhi.com
Giraffes on Lake bed on angadsodhi.com
Elephant herd on angadsodhi.com
Wild Beasts in an arc on angadsodhi.com
Hippos in Mara river on AngadSodhi.Com

All of these spectacular visuals and many more can be found at http://www.younggalleryphoto.com/photography/brandt/brandt.html

Help Save the Tiger

I’d like to keep this post short n sweet. Err actually not sweet at all. I’ll just let these pics do the talking.

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Do your bit for the Indian Tiger:
1) Sign the NDTV petition. Head to NDTV and drop in your name and Email address
2) You can also send an SMS Tigeryour message to 56388

Help raise awareness. Do your bit. Else our next generation may never see the stripped beast ever again. Probably Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes’s Tony might be the only tiger our kids could relate to in the near future. Save the tiger banner on angadsodhi.com

Virgin Mobile India Commercial- Virgin out with a bang!

Think Hatke (think differently) may not sounds like your regular tag-line for a mobile service provider. But wait till you see the very first TV commercial by Virgin Mobile India. Looks like they made up this tag-line just for this commercial!

Just for my readers from outside India, here’s a translation:

Daughter: Dad, I’m not interested in guys!
Parents look at each other and blame the other for . . . . . you know what.
Mom to Dad: It’s all your fault. All-girls school was your idea.
Dad: Ya, but you could have let her mingle with other boys from our building.

Just then the phone rings. She puts down the phone rather grumpily. She tells her parents that it’s some guy from her class who’s invited her to Goa and that she’s not interested. Her parents suggest that she take more interest in boys and go out with them!

That brings a smirk to her face. Goa is on!!

Now that’s ‘Thinking Differently’!!!


Useful Links:
Virgin Mobile India homepage
Virgin Mobile India Launch

Brand Identity Guru SEO review

For a company of any stature, a website can be a good asset to improve sales. For a blogger (like me), his blog or personal site can be his means to fame and even riches. The most important, and probably the most underestimated, aspect about getting more from your site is creating awareness about it. Plenty of tactics help raise awareness… Internet marketing, campaigns, ppc (pay-per-clicks) and the big daddy of them all – Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

BIG logo on AngadSodhi Dot ComOptimizing for search engines requires analyzing your website, studying your target audience identifying keywords etc. You could do that all by yourself or you could just hire the GURU – TheBigIdentityGuru. More famously known as BIG, thebigidentityguru.com is one of the best companies in the world of SEO. A good SEO company must be up to date with the functionality of all popular search engines and BIG is known to be one of the best in doing just that. BIG promises guaranteed inclusion in the top 10 search results on Google, Yahoo and other major search engines. With results like those, be sure your target client will come just to you.

As the official website states, BIG promises to:

  1. A comprehensive web site analysis (goals assessment, target market profile, and surveys on industry status and past success)
  2. Assessment of your competition’s search engine positioning
  3. Keyword and popularity breakdown
  4. Search engine optimized copywriting
  5. File name, meta and body tag optimization
  6. Manual submissions to search engines and directories
  7. Comprehensive review and analysis of performance
  8. Complete maintenance and monitoring services
  9. Research on reciprocal link opportunities and implementation
  10. Online promotions for your website

Hire BIG and they’ll take care of SEO, internet marketing, directory submissions and other stuff so that you can concentrate on the real deal – making the perfect content for your site!


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It's a cricket crazy nation for sure!

IPL logo on angadsodhi.comOn a day which saw Bangalore boss Dr. Mallya’s purse lighten by Rs 20 Crores, figures were going bonkers. The iconic Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar earns 60 lakh a year from the BCCI for the regular cricket he plays. Consider that a benchmark? Yeah right. Now hear this. On Feb 20, the day players were auctioned off to various teams that would play a maximum of 44 matches over a span of 3 months as part of the IPL, the lowest bid Indian was Ramesh Powar at a price of 68 lakhs!

That’s the lowest. The highest is even crazier. With 6 crores in my wallet, I could buy a sea-side facing mansion on the Marine Drive, Mumbai and a Rolls-Royce Phantom on my porch. But no, Chennai team owner India Cements blew it just to buy dashing W’keeper-batsman M S Dhoni! Rs 6 Crores (USD 1,500,000) for a span of 3 months is insane to say the least. But its a cricket crazy country and no paycheck is crazy enough.

The surprise package was India’s 19 yr old quickie Ishant Sharma who was sold for a staggering USD 950,000. Relatively, at 400,000 US$ Australia’s Ricky ‘Punter’ Ponting was sold for peanuts (country full of peanuts, actually). While legendary spinners Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan were sold for Rs 1.8 Crore and Rs 2.4 Crore respectively, Harbhajan Singh takes home Rs 4.3 Crores!

Generally when a man and his missus are out shopping, the wife is seen poking elbows into her man’s ribs trying to scale down expenses. But the missus we are talking of is Gauri Khan, wife of Shah Rukh Khan who makes sure whatever he does is large. Together that ended up spending 24.1 crores, but have sunk their teeth deep into a very strong side. The Kolkata side will be my team to look out for!

Sourav Ganguly (Ind)
Ishant Sharma (Ind)
Chris Gayle (WI)
Brendon McCullum (NZ)
David Hussey (Aus)
Shoaib Akhtar (Pak)
Murali Karthik (Ind)
Ricky Ponting (Aus)
Ajit Agarkar (Ind)
Umar Gul (Pak)
Tatenda Taibu (Zim)
Rs 4.3 cr
Rs 3.8 cr
Rs 3.2 cr
Rs 2.8 cr
Rs 2.5 cr
Rs 1.7 cr
Rs 1.7 cr
Rs 1.6 cr
Rs 1.4 cr
Rs 60 lakhs
Rs 50 lakhs


In an attempt to buy precious manpower, 8 teams bid for 78 players for a whopping Rs 128 Crores (USD 32,000,000). All my childhood I wrote in my Geography papers that manpower in India was cheap. No wonder I always got low marks in Geography!!

Gandhiji's last words not 'Hey Ram' : Book

Did the Father of the Nation actually utter “Hey Ram” before he fell to assassin Nathuram Godse’s bullets exactly 60 years ago?Well, a new book Mahatma Gandhi: Bramhacharya Ke Prayog (Mahatma Gandhi: Experiment with celibacy) does not seem to think so. Its author Dayashankar Shukla ‘Sagar’, a journalist with a well-known Hindi daily in Lucknow, questions the widely held belief and contends that the Mahatma’s granddaughter Manu only heard him utter: “Hey Ra…”.He goes on to claim that Godse had also said Gandhi had uttered “aah..” and not “Hey Ram” when he shot him on January 30, 1948.

The author dwells in detail about the “experiments” by Gandhi with bramhacharya (celibacy) and says these and the controversies arising from them had “an effect on Gandhi’s views on the freedom struggle”.

“With his experiments on celibacy, Gandhi had opened a new front in addition to the objective of freedom which was unnecessary,” the book says.

The book, published by Vani Prakashan, is to be released by senior journalist and Gandhian thinker Prabhash Joshi at the International Book Fair in New Delhi on February 7.

SOURCE: Press Trust Of India

Did Gandhiji actually not utter ‘Hey Ram’?? Well, how does it matter at all!! What an issue this has been blown into! Do we only respect him only because he remembered the Lord just after he was shot at? Is that the only reason there’s a photo of Gandhiji on every single note of currency ever printed in India?

We all respect Gandhiji because he taught not just India, but the whole world the power of satyagraha. Every kid in India is told tales of Gandhiji’s discipline, honesty, how he single handedly won independence for us.

For me, it doesn’t matter even if these claims, made by someone just trying to get famous, are true. The ‘Father of the Nation’ will always live in our hearts no matter what!