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Tuesday, 30 December 2008

The Hammer Gets Slammed

A new star has risen today, fading the sun of yesterday. The World that stood to bow once, to the legends has been shocked. Today is a new day. Two to the famous cricketing nations are head to head to prove dominance in International cricketing arena. India defeated Australia on home turf, while South Africa created history by beating the unbeatable. The entire Melbourne stood in ovation to the new crowned kings of cricket. It's India and South Africa that would meet head to head in the near future and prove their calibre against a foray of audience. Australia on the other hand will have to slog the hardest, as they have the Ashes series underway. The series is always considered to be equivalent to the English summer. Unexpected, Wild and fun at the same time.India has cancelled its tour to Pakistan amidst the recent Mumbai terror attacks. It still has a long way to go to prove its mantle.Until then , it would be this little coastal town of Africa that would rule the world.

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Sunday, 28 December 2008

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Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Dinner at GirlFriend's place

A Dinner with girlfriend ......

A young man goes into a pharmacy and says to the pharmacist

"Hello, could you give me condom ..............

I'm going to my girlfriends for dinner and I think I may be in with a chance!"

The pharmacist gives him the condom and as the young man is going out
he returns and says, "Give me another condom because my girlfriend's sister is very cute too.
She always crosses her legs in a provocative manner when she sees me and

I think I might strike it lucky there too."

The pharmacist gives him a second condom and as the boy is leaving he turns back and says "Go on, give me one more condom because my girlfriend's mum is still pretty cute and when she sees me she always makes eyes and since she invited me for dinner I think she is expecting me to make a move!

During dinner, the young man is sitting with his girlfriend on his left,

the sister on his right and the mum facing him.

When the dad gets there, the boy lowers his head and starts praying,

"Dear Lord, bless this dinner and thank you for all you give us".

A minute later the boy is still praying;

"Thank you Lord for your kindness."

Ten minutes go by and the boy is still praying, keeping his head down.

The others look at each other surprised and

his girlfriend is even more surprised than the others.

She gets close to the boy and says in his ear, "I didn't know you were so religious."

The boy replies, "I didn't know your dad was a pharmacist!"

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Ghajini Release banned

In a major turnround of events, Aamir Khan starrer Ghajini has been banned by the High Court, due to issues with the production houseof the Tamil Version of this movie. Gahjini, directed by M.G. Murgadoss, who also directed the tamil version, had quiet a fall-out with the production house, who are stating claims for a Hindi (Bollywood) release . Gahjini also stars Asin and Jiah Khan. It was scheduled to be released on 25th Dec.

Monday, 22 December 2008

Useful Life saving Tips

1) Don't put your mobile closer to your ears until the recipient answers,Because directly after dialing, the mobile phone would use it's maximum signaling power, which is: 2watts = 33dbi. Please Be Careful.Please use left ear while using cell (mobile), because if you use the ring tone it may affect brain directly. This is a true fact from Apollo medical team.
2) Do not drink APPY FIZZ . It contains cancer causing agent.
3) Dont eat Mentos before or after drinking Coke or Pepsi coz the person will die immediately as the mixture becomes cyanide.. Please fwd to whom ucare
4) Don't eat Lays because it contains high amount of plastic if U don'tBelieve burn lays n u can see plastic melting. News report from Times ofIndia
5) Avoid these tablets they are very dangerous* D cold* Vicks action- 500* Actified* Coldarin* Cosome* Nice* Nimulid* Cetrizet-DThey contain Phenyl- Propanol -Amide PPA.Which Causes strokes, and thesetablets are banned in U.S.
6) Cotton Ear Buds...(Must read it)Please do not show sympathy to people selling buds on roadside or at Signals.....Just wanted to warn you people not to buy those packs of ear buds you get at the roadside. It's made from cotton that has already beenused in hospitals.They take all the dirty, blood and pus filled cotton,wash it, bleach it and use it to make ear buds. So, unless you want tobecome the first person in the world to get Herpes Zoster Oticus (a viralinfection of the inner, middle, and external ear) of the ear and that too from a cotton bud, DON'T BUY THEM!

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10 funniest Phone answering messages

10. My wife and I can't come to the phone right now, but if you'll leave your name and number, we'll get back to you as soon as we're finished.

9. Hello, you are talking to a machine. I am capable of receiving messages. My owners do not need siding, windows or a hot tub, and their carpets are clean. They give to charity at the office and don't need their picture taken. If you're still with me, leave your name and home phone number and they will get back to you.

8. This is not an answering machine - this is a telepathic thought-recording device. After the tone, think about your name, your number, and your reason for calling..... And I'll think about returning your call.

7. Hi! John's answering machine is broken. This is his refrigerator. Please speak very slowly, and I'll stick your message to myself with one of these magnets.

6. Hi. This is John: If you are the phone company, I already sent the money. If you are my parents, please send money. If you are my bank, you didn't lend me enough money. If you are my friends, you owe me money. If you are a female, don't worry, I have LOTS of money.

5. A is for academics, B is for beer. One of those reasons is why we're not here. So, leave a message.

4. Hello! If you leave a message, I'll call you soon. If you leave a "sexy" message, I'll call sooner.

3. Hi. Now YOU say something.

2. Hi. I'm probably home; I'm just avoiding someone I don't like. Leave me a message, and if I don't call back, it's you.

1. Hello, you've reached Jim and Sonya. We can't pick up the phone right now, because we're doing something we really enjoy. Sonya likes doing it up and down, and I like doing it left to right...real slow. So leave a message, and when we're done brushing our teeth, we'll call you back

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Sunday, 21 December 2008


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2009 Horoscope

Overview :Arians can expect a wonderful year ahead with signs of tremendous success in various domains suggested by the Aries horoscope 2009. You will definitely do well in education and those appearing for competitive exams in the year 2009 are likely to succeed in flying colors. Other areas like career, wealth, business, health, travel, love, marital and family life will also be on the high in the coming year 2009 for all born under the Aries sun sign.
Career : Aries horoscope 2009 tells you to get ready to be lucky in all matters related to career and finance all through the coming year. Those into business are likely to receive huge gains and success and even service men could get news of promotion! The 2009 horoscope Aries also has good things in store for politicians and others on higher seats of authority. You could get famous, get lots of respect and recognition and even enjoy higher positions in the year 2009. However, the month of June could bring both positive and negative results in some areas.
Love : Love horoscope for Aries 2009 too has some real good news for lovers. The coming year will give you ample scope for success in your love and marital affairs. In fact, Aries forecast 2009 indicates strong chances of you getting into a long-term relationship. However, do not indulge in any love matters during the months of July, October and November in 2009 as there are chances of the opposite sex betraying you.
Lucky Color : Midnight Blue Lucky Month : June Lucky Holiday Spot : Thailand
Overview : The year 2009 does not seem to be very good for Taureans. The Taurus horoscope 2009 suggests that due to the position of Jupiter in the eighth house all round the coming year, tensions could arise in various fields. You are likely to face health disorders. There could be a signal of some bad news or other problems in different domains.
Career : You can heave a sigh of relief in the field of career and finance though as Taurus horoscope 2009 brings you good news and success here. January to May are the months where you will get huge gains and rewards in the form of fame, money, success in business and even higher sources of income. In fact, be ready to get much more than you had actually thought during this period. 2009 horoscope for Taurus also brings good news for those into Film Industry.
Love : If career will be on a high, love affairs will witness troubles for Taurus during the year 2009. Your love horoscope states that you are likely to experience some sour moments in your love life in the form of misunderstandings or other tensions. There could be chances of some real serious problems too due to these. Taurus forecast tells you to be wary especially in love matters during the year 2009. There are also chances of an old friend meeting you after a very long time and you could indulge in extravagant spending on him/her too.
Lucky Color : Tones of Red Lucky Month : February Lucky Holiday Spot : Caribbean
Overview : Overall a very good year for you. According to the Gemini horoscope 2009, the position of both Saturn and Jupiter is quite lucky and brings great results in all areas.
Career : Those born under Gemini will experience huge success in matters of career, business or finance in 2009. Chances of a new and better prospect job are quite high as per the 2009 horoscope of Gemini. Those involved in Politics will also be rewarded with higher positions of authority and fame in all you do.
Gemini forecast 2009 also clearly indicates that due to the Saturn and Jupiter being favorably situated, you are also likely to earn large wealth quite unexpectedly! Businessmen will also see huge success and may also take new steps to further boost their business. For Gemini students too, the horoscope 2009 brings good news, though you will have to work quite hard to make your dreams work.
Love : Gemini sun sign reigns in the area of love in 2009. You are likely to get married in the coming year. Love would also blossom as you find your 'perfect someone' soon. For those already in love, your bond would definitely grow stronger. Love horoscope for Gemini 2009 is particularly lucky for women.
Lucky Color : Sunset Yellow Lucky Month : August Lucky Holiday Spot : Goa
Overview : Cancer horoscope 2009 predicts that the coming year will be fairly good for you all. Cancerians will see success in different areas concerning career, wealth, health, love matters, travel and family life.
Career : Although the year 2009 would bring good results in your profession or business, it is advisable that you work harder to achieve greater gains. The Cancer horoscope 2009 also indicates that the year might turn out to be unlucky in wealth and financial matters and you may have to face some money constraints too. However, do not lose heart as the situation would improve soon. Those in business would see fairly good results, but extraordinary success can come with a lot of hard work, as predicted by the 2009 horoscope Cancer.
During the first 6 months of 2009, you are likely to make more expenditure too. However, things are likely to change sometime after September. Cancer forecast 2009 for students brings both good and bad results, which can definitely change with more hard work.
Love : The first few months in 2009 can be both good and bad for love related issues. Love horoscope for 2009 predicts some tensions with your beloved, which could even result in major fights and misgivings. It is only after August that the situation would change and you will get to hear some good news. There are also chances of meeting an old-time friend after long. Cancerians beware of taking hasty decisions that you might have to feel sorry for later.
Lucky Color : Golden Yellow Lucky Month : April Lucky Holiday Spot : Venice
Overview : The year 2009 brings in mixed news for Leos in different areas. Leo horoscope 2009 says that while you may be very lucky in matters of wealth and business and may also shine in your career, love may not blossom all that much this year.
Career : With Jupiter and Rahu being favorably situated in the fifth and seventh houses respectively, you will face huge success in your profession, particularly after June. If you still do not have a job, no worries as 2009 horoscope for Leo brings good news of a job or even business options for you. You are also likely to have more sources of income than before. But be wary of making investments in business in the first six months as there could be some obstacles your way. Also, the Leo horoscope 2009 clearly indicates that you need to work very hard during this particular phase to make things work.
Love : Things are not as good on the love front, though. The love horoscope for 2009 states that you may have to fight things at home as they express disapproval for your relationship. You also need to exercise a lot of caution in deciding who is your friend and who is your foe in the coming year. There could be chances where you land up in trouble because of the company you are in. Love forecast 2009 for Leo also brings in some good news. You may meet your dream partner this year and enter into a long-term relationship too. Be prepared for both good and bad news from September to December 2009.
Lucky Color : Earthy Browns Lucky Month : May Lucky Holiday Spot : Kerala
Overview : The coming year 2009 is not going to be very smooth for Virgo. There would be pressures creeping in from all ends; on the career front, in financial matters, health-related problems, or family life. However, the Virgo horoscope 2009 suggests that you can overcome all the tensions with a little hard work and determination.
Career : Things will not be easy for you on the career front and in order to gain success, you really need to pull up your socks. According to the Virgo horoscope 2009, you are likely to face a number of roadblocks in your career path. However, all this can be overcome with your determination to move on despite all odds.
Virgos will also make a lot of expenditure in the coming year and money will not remain in your hands for long. The 2009 horoscope for Virgo also indicates chances of some kind of pressure being put on you by the government. In matters of business, you need to be really wary, especially while making investments. Chances are that a wrong or hasty decision could result in a major loss. Virgo horoscope also states that owing to all these problems in the areas of career, finance and business, you may be perpetually stressed out during the year 2009. However, some good news is likely to come in the month of September when things start improving career-wise.
Love : Love horoscope for Virgo in 2009 is quite good though. Compared to your results on the career front, you prove to be luckier in love matters in the year ahead. Marriage is very much on the cards and you would soon find your spouse in the coming year. Virgo forecast 2009 suggests lots of love coming your way in the next year. So be ready to enjoy the magic of romance all year through!
Lucky Color : Wine Red Lucky Month : March Lucky Holiday Spot : Phuket
Overview : Libra horoscope 2009 shows positive signs of good results in the coming year in various domains of career, love and family life, health and travel. The year would be overall good for you so just sit back and relax.
Career : On the career front, things remain stable, as predicted by Libra horoscope 2009. You will have a fair amount of money at all times of the year – nothing more and nothing less than needed. Just the right balance! You are also likely to see huge gains in business, which may be the result of some new moves that you make in the direction. The 2009 horoscope for Libra also shows signs of a monetary gain coming your way, which you hadn't expected of course. Those without a job will get to hear good news in 2009. Even those involved in politics, or at other higher seats of authority, are likely to gain more power and position.
However, the Libra forecast 2009 also warns of some tensions in the second half of the year i.e. after June. You could face problems, even losses, in business. You are also likely to spend much more than you actually earn. But you need not worry too much as things would, more or less, remain stable throughout the year.
Love : There would be good news for Librans on the love front in 2009. You are very likely to get married in the coming year or could even enter into a relationship. There are chances that you would make new friends in the coming year, even of the opposite sex, where the attraction is likely to be quite strong. The love horoscope 2009 for Libra also predicts that your beloved or a dear one would give you some special, memorable gift. Now that's some real good news. However, be cautious during the two months of July and August, when there could be some tensions with loved ones or even in your relationship with your beloved.
Lucky Color : Rose Pink Lucky Month : October Lucky Holiday Spot : Hawaii
Overview : This year may not be very good for you. The Scorpio horoscope 2009 predicts that you will have to face a lot of tensions in your domestic life and outside. Even professional life will be very demanding and you would have to put in a lot of effort to make things work. In short, a tough going in 2009 for Scorpio.
Career : For matters of career and finance, the first few months of 2009 are not too good. Those involved in business may have to face a tough time during this particular phase. Scorpio horoscope 2009 also brings bad news for those without a job. You will really have to fight it out in the coming year. You are also likely to indulge in heavy spending that may create an imbalance in your financial status. However, the situation is likely to change in the latter part of the year, probably after June-July, as predicted by 2009 horoscope for Scorpio.
Love : Unlike a tough time in your career, you will enjoy a relatively good phase in your love life in the coming year. Love horoscope for Scorpio 2009 states that you may find your dream partner in the first few months of the year. This means that this particular time of the year is really lucky for Scorpions. Those already in a relationship are also likely to get some good news. Your bond may get stronger. Things may take a negative turn in the latter half of 2009 and Scorpio forecast warns you to be wary during this time.
Lucky Color : Shades of Pink Lucky Month : December Lucky Holiday Spot : Malaysia

Overview : 2009 is a mixed year for Sagittarius, meaning that it may bring both good as well as bad news on different fronts. However, according to the Sagittarius horoscope 2009, things may not be that bad and would be more or less under control. You just need to be a little cautious.
Career : Be ready for mixed results in 2009 in all matters of wealth, career and finance. Sagittarius horoscope 2009 brings some really good news in the first 6 months of the year when you would receive huge gains in business, wealth and immense respect in the society. The jobless are likely to find a good job too in the year ahead. However, the positive signs would remain only till June, after which you may have to face some problems. There could be huge expenditure on your part or other such tensions on the career front.
Love : The 2009 horoscope of Sagittarius brings some great news for you in matters of heart. Love would blossom, you may enter into new relationships and the existing ones would become stronger, as predicted by the love horoscope 2009. Your forecast also indicates chances of some real adventure coming your way in love matters this year. What could it be needs to be seen. Be wary of some of your friends as they could be a cause of problem for you in the year ahead.
Lucky Color : Rainbow Pastels Lucky Month : November Lucky Holiday Spot : Singapore

Overview : 2009 horoscope for Capricorn is fairly good and you may see positive results in most areas like career, love and domestic life, travel and health.
Career : On the career front, Capricorn horoscope 2009 brings some really good news. Your hard work will bear excellent results. You will also gain more sources of income than before, earn higher respect in the society and enjoy financial gains in the coming year. Those who do not have a job have strong chances of getting one, as indicated by the Capricorn forecast 2009. Even those involved in politics and business would get good results in the coming year. For students, the year is exceptionally good as you stand strong chances of excelling in competitive exams or job interviews.
Love : In matters of heart too, Capricorn will be at a favorable position. Your love horoscope for 2009 suggests that you have lots to gain in your relationship in the coming year. There are chances that you may find your dream partner and those in love stand a chance of getting married in 2009. Overall a good year for all those in relationships. You need to be wary though in the latter half of the year when problems could arise in the family due to your relationship.
Lucky Color : Sky Blue Lucky Month : May Lucky Holiday Spot : Paris
Overview : Overall, a good year for Aquarians. You will gain success in different fields as suggested by the Aquarius horoscope 2009. It is likely that you may get some unexpected good news too in the coming year.
Career : Good news for those involved in business, employed or unemployed. You will get fairly good results in your respective profession. Aquarius horoscope 2009 clearly indicates that your career will be on a high during this year, thus resulting in more respect amongst the society. You need not worry about your finances too as the situation would remain balanced all through the year. In fact, there are chances of an unexpected financial gain too. Plans made in the last year would now be realized and finally bear results - for the good. The 2009 horoscope for Aquarius also shows signs of a change in your stream of profession, most likely for the better. Expect a promotion or an appraisal. Even students would find the year 2009 satisfactory to their expectations.
Love : Love horoscope for Aquarius in 2009 has some really good news coming your way. If you have been wanting to get married to your beloved for long, your wait ends this year. There are chances of your marriage soon. You may enter into new relationships and the existing ones will grow stronger. However, be wary especially between June to August as this time would not be favorable for love matters, as predicted by the Aquarius love forecast 2009. You could face tensions, arguments or misgivings with your beloved and even your family could express disapproval of your relationship.
Lucky Color : Silver Grey Lucky Month : September Lucky Holiday Spot : France
Overview : Pisces horoscope 2009 seems to be very lucky for all those born in this water sign. You are likely to get good news from all fronts and there would be joy all around. Enjoy the year ahead and see your long-time wishes come true.
Career : Career will be on a high for most time of the year. Pisces horoscope 2009 suggests that those employed in jobs or running their own business will get some real good news. Even the unemployed are likely to find a suitable job in the coming year. Overall, 2009 would be the time to enjoy success and huge gains in matters of career and finance. In fact, you will be in a position to pay off all old debts. Success could also come through a dear friend or someone close to you, so be on the lookout. 2009 will also bring immense respect in the society. Business will prosper and you could also have higher sources of income than before.
Love : 2009 horoscope for Pisces is also very lucky in all matters of heart. Your search for that perfect dream mate may finally end in the coming year. There are chances that you would meet your partner soon. You may also plan an outing with friends, probably a picnic or a grand party. Love horoscope for Pisces 2009 brings some real good news for you. However, you need to be really cautious while making friends as well as enemies, as you do not know who could pose a problem for you this year. Marriage is also very much on the cards, states the Pisces forecast 2009.
Lucky Color : Magenta Lucky Month : July Lucky Holiday Spot : Bangkok.

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Wednesday, 17 December 2008

How God Created Everyone

God created the donkey and said to him. "You will be a donkey. You will work un-tiringly from sunrise to sunset carrying burdens on your back. You will eat grass, you will have no intelligence and you will live 50 years." The donkey answered:"I will be a donkey, but to live 50years is much. Give me only 20years" God granted his wish. ............ ......... ......... .......... ......... ......... ......... .. !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!
God created the dog and said to him: "You will guard the house of man. You will be his best Friend. You will eat the scraps that he gives you andyou will live 30years. You will be a dog. " The dog answered: "Sir, to live 30years is too much,give me only15 years. " God granted his wish.size=6>............ ......... ......... ......... ......... .......... ......... ...... !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! God created the monkey and said to him: "You will be a monkey. You will swing from branch to branch doing tricks. You will be amusing and you will live 20 years. " The monkeyanswered:"To live 20years is too much, give me only 10years."God granted his wish............. ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... .......... .. !!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!! Finally God created man...and said to him: "You will be man, the only rational creature on the face of the earth. You will use your intelligence to become master over all the animals. You will dominate the world and you will live 20years." Man responded: "Sir, I will be a man but to live only20 years is very little, give me the 30years that the donkey refused, the 15years that the dog did not want and the 10years the monkey refused. " God granted man's wish ............ ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ........ And since then, man lives 20 years as a man , marries and spends30 years like a donkey, working and carrying all the burdens on his back.Then when his children are grown, he lives 15years like a dog taking care of the house and eating whatever is given to him, so that when he is old, he can retire and live 10years like a monkey, going from house to house and from one son or daughter to another doing tricks to amuse his grandchildren. That's Life.

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Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Math a Problem

A beautiful Madam was having trouble with one of her students in 1st Grade class. Madam asked,'Boy. what is your problem?' Boy answered, 'I'm too smart for the first-grade.My sister is in the third-grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the 4th Grade!' Madam had enough. She took the Boy to the principal's office. While the Boy waited in the outer office, madam explained to the principal what the situation was. The principal told Madam he would give the boy a test and if he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the first-grade and behave.She agreed. the Boy was brought in and the conditions were explained to him and he agreed to take the test. Principal: 'What is 3 x 3?' Boy.: '9'. Principal: 'What is 6 x 6?' Boy.: '36'. And so it went with every question the principal thought a 4th grade should know. The principal looks at Madam and tells her, 'I think Boy can go to the 4th grade.' Madam says to the principal, 'I have some of my own questions. Can I ask him ?' The principal and Boy both agreed. Madam asks, 'What does a cow have four of that I have only two of'? Boy, after a moment 'Legs.' Madam: 'What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?' Boy.: 'Pockets.' Madam: What starts with a C and ends with a T, is hairy, oval, delicious and contains thin whitish liquid? Boy.: Coconut Madam: What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft And sticky? The principal's eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer, Boy was taking charge. Boy.: Bubblegum Madam: What does a man do standing up, a woman does sitting down and a dog does on three legs? The principal's eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer... Boy.: Shake hands Madam: You stick your poles inside me. You tie me down to get me up. I get wet before you do. Boy.: Tent Madam: A finger goes in me. You fiddle with me when you're bored. The best man always has me first. The Principal was looking restless, a bit tense and took one large Patiala Vodka peg. Boy.: Wedding Ring Madam: I come in many sizes. When I'm not well, I drip. When you blow me, you feel good. Boy.: Nose Madam: I have a stiff shaft. My tip penetrates. I come with a quiver. Boy.: Arrow Madam: What word starts with a 'F' and ends in 'K' that means lot of heat and excitement? Boy.: Fire truck Madam: What word starts with a 'F' and ends in 'K' & if u don't get it, u have to use ur hand. Boy.: Fork Madam: What is it that all men have one of it's longer on some men than on others, the pope doesn't use his and a man gives it to his wife after they're married? Boy.: SURNAME. Madam: What part of the man has no bone but has muscles, has lots of veins, like pumping, & is responsible for making love ? Boy.: HEART. The principal breathed a sigh of relief and said to the teacher, 'Send this Boy to IIM AHMEDABAD, I got the last ten questions wrong myself!'.

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Monday, 15 December 2008

Miss Maxim Asia 2007 And MTV Splitsvilla Girl :: Prianca Sharma

Miss Maxim Asia 2007 And MTV Splitsvilla Girl Prianca Sharma Spicy Pics Prianca Sharma is a model by profession and is a part of the show SplitsVilla on MTV. Check out her hot photos in bikini.

River Bridge In Germany

Water bridge ... over a river ....
Even after you see it, it is still hard to believe!
Water Bridge in Germany .... What a feat!
Six years, 500 million euros, 918 meters long.......now this is engineering!
This is a channel-bridge over the River Elbe and joins the former East and West Germany , as part of the unification project. It is located in the City of Magdebur ,near Berlin ...
The photo was taken on the day of inauguration.

Its Dexter Season 4, For Sure

Dexter , The hit series which is nearing its end this Monday. Will surely see the day of light. According to Reports, CBS officials have claimed that they wouldn't let the saga die. But Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter , the star attraction's of the show seem to playing dumb.

The series premiered on the premium cable network Showtime on October 1, 2006. Dexter has received considerable critical acclaim and has won two Emmy's in technical categories, and has also generated public controversies concerning its content and promotion.

The New season will play on September 2009 and will play host to the final installment of Jeff Lindsay book. Dexter will be seen fighting his own ghost as his hunger for blood reaches a point where his ethics/code play no more importance.

Bank To Cut Home Loans

Public sector banks on Monday announced that home loans up to Rs 5 lakh (Rs 500,000) would be given at a maximum interest rate of 8.5 per cent, while those between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 20 lakh (Rs 500,000 and Rs 2 million) would be offered at 9.25 per cent.
Besides, the banks would not charge any processing fees and pre-payment charges for loans up to Rs 20 lakh, and would also provide free insurance cover, the Indian Banks Association said.
The package looks at reviving the demand in the housing industry.
· Interest rates not to exceed 8.5% for loans up to Rs 5 lakh
· Interest rates for loans between Rs 5 lakh and 20 lakh to be 9.25%.
· No processing fee or pre-payment charges, free insurance cover for loans up to Rs 20 lakh.
· PSU banks announce one percentage point cut in loans for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Let's Make A Difference in Indian Economy

U CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO THE INDIAN ECONOMY BY FOLLOWING FEW SIMPLE STEPS. Please spare a couple of minutes here........ for the sake of India ... our country..I got this article from one of my friend, but it's true, I can see this from day to day life,Small example,

Before 5 months 1 CAN $ = IND Rs 32

After 5 months. Now it is 1 CAN $ = IND Rs 37

Do you think Canadian Economy is booming? No, but Indian Economy is Going Down.
Our Economy is in u'r hands INDIAN economy is in a crisis. Our country like many other ASIAN countries is undergoing a severe economic crunch. Many INDIAN industries are closing down. The INDIAN economy is in a crisis and if we do not take proper steps to control those, we will be in a critical situation. More than 30000 crore rupees of foreign exchange are being siphoned out of our country on products such as cosmetics, snacks, tea, beverages... etc which are grown, produced and consumed here . A cold drink that costs only 70 / 80 paisa to produce is sold for NINE rupees, and a major chunk of profits from these are sent abroad. This is a serious drain on INDIAN economy.."COCA COLA "and" SPRITE" belong to the same multinational company, "COCA COLA"? Coke advertisements says ' JO CHAHO HOJAYE, COCACOLA ENJOY'(Whatever the hell, let it happen, you drink coke) What can you do?
You can consider some of the better alternatives to aerated drinks. You can drink LEMON JUICE, FRESH FRUIT JUICES, CHILLED LASSI (SWEET OR SOUR), BUTTER MILK, COCONUT WATER, JALJEERA, ENERJEE, MASALA MILK........ ..Everyone deserves a healthy drink, including you!Over and above all this, economic sanctions have been imposed on us. We have nothing against Multinational companies, but to protect our own interests we request everybody to use INDIAN products only for next two years. With the rise in petrol prices, if we do not do this, the rupee will devalue further and we will end up paying much more for the same products in the near future. What you can do about it?1. Buy only products manufactured by WHOLLY INDIAN COMPANIES. 2. ENROLL as many people as possible for this cause.Each individual should become a leader for this awareness. This is the only way to save our country from severe economic crisis. You don't need to give-up your lifestyle. You just need to choose an alternate product. All categories of products are available from WHOLLY INDIAN COMPANIES. LIST OF PRODUCTSBATHING SOAP: USE - CINTHOL & OTHER GODREJ BRANDS, SANTOOR, WIPRO SHIKAKAI, MYSORE SANDAL, MARGO, NEEM, EVITA, MEDIMIX, GANGA , NIRMA BATH & CHANDRIKAINSTEAD OF - LUX, LIFEBOY, REXONA, LIRIL, DOVE, PEARS, HAMAM, LESANCY, CAMAY, PALMOLIVETOOTH PASTE: USE - NEEM, BABOOL, PROMISE, VICO VAJRADANTI, PRUDENT, DABUR PRODUCTS, MISWAKINSTEAD OF - COLGATE, CLOSE UP, PEPSODENT, CIBACA, FORHANS, MENTADENT. TOOTH BRUSH: USE - PRUDENT, AJANTA , PROMISEINSTEAD OF - COLGATE, CLOSE UP, PEPSODENT, FORHANS, ORAL-BSHAVING CREAM: USE - GODREJ, EMANIINSTEAD OF - PALMOLIVE, OLD SPICE, GILLETEBLADE: USE - SUPERMAX, TOPAZ, LAZER, ASHOKAINSTEAD OF - SEVEN-O -CLOCK, 365, GILLETTETALCUM POWDER: USE - SANTOOR, GOKUL, CINTHOL, WIPRO BABY POWDER, BOROPLUS
LET US DO THE DUTY OF EVERY TRUE INDIAN.FINALLY: IT'S OBVIOUS THAT U CAN'T GIVE UP ALL OF THE ITEMS MENTIONED ABOVE, SO GIVE UP AT LEAST ONE ITEM TO FOR THE SAKE OF OUR COUNTRY. We would be sending useless forwards to our friends daily. Instead please forward this mail to all your friends to create awareness."LITTLE DROPS MAKE A GREAT OCEAN

Friday, 12 December 2008


एक दिन एक कुत्ता जंगल मैं रास्ता खो गया. तभी उसने देखा एक शेर उसकी तरफ़ आ रहा है. कुत्ते की साँस सूख गई. "आज तो काम तमाम मेरा!" उसने सोचा. फिर उसने सामने कुछ सूखी हड्डियाँ पड़ी देखि. वोह आते हुए शेर की तरफ़ पीठ कर के बैठ गया और एक सूखी हादी को चूसने लगा और ज़ोर ज़ोर से बोलने लगा, "वह! शेर को खाने का मज़ा ही कुछ और है. एक और मिल जाए तो पूरी दावत हो जायेगी!" और उसने ज़ोर से डकार मारा. इस बार शेर सकते में आ गया. उसने सोचा "ये कुत्ता तो शेर का शिकार करता है! जान बचा करा भागो!" और शेर वहां से चंपत हो गया. पेड़ पर बैठा एक बन्दर यह सब तमाशा देख रहा था. उसने सोचा यह मौका अच्छा है शेर को साडी कहानी बता देता हूँ - शेर से दोस्ती हो जायेगी और उससे ज़िन्दगी भर के लिए जान का Bandar दूर हो जाएगा. वोह फटाफट शेर के पीछे भगा. कुत्ते ने बन्दर को जाते हुए देख लिया और समझ गया की कोई लोचा है. उधर बन्दर ने शेर को सब बता दिया की कैसे कुत्ते ने उसे बेवकूफ बनाया है. शेर ज़ोर से दहाडा, "चल मेरे साथ अभी उसकी लीला कहातम करता हु" और बन्दर को अपनी पीठ पर बैठा कर शेर कुत्ते की तरफ़ लपका. कुत्ते ने शेर को आते देखा तो एक बार फिर उसकी तरफ़ पीठ करके बैठ गया और ज़ोर ज़ोर से बोलने लगा, "इस बन्दर को भेजे एक घंटा हो गया साला एक शेर फाँस कर नही ला सकता!"

26/11 :: Call To tackle Urban Warfare

Prior to 26/11, Urban warfare has generally been translated to terms not associated to Indian Security Agencies. But with the growing advent of treats, its obvious that we lack proper training in such situations. Israel Defence Agenies, were the first to protest against the way Indian forces tackled the situation at Nariman House(Chabad House). They said the latter lacked the skills in tactical planning. The operation led to tragic death of a rabbi and his wife along with numerous other innocent civilians.
The New Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ashok Chavan has promised that security will remain a priority in his regime.Yet, It seems that people are not in a mood to listen to such promises. Their voices can be heard on every peace rally that the city has hosted lately.

Manmohan and Obama

Manmohan and Obama are sitting in a bar. A guy walks in and asks the barman,'Isn't that Obama and Manmohan?'The barman says 'Yep, that's them.' So the guy walksover and says, 'Hello, what are you guys doing?'Obama says, 'We're planning world war 3'The guy says, 'Really? What's going to happen?'And Manmohan says, 'Well, we're going to kill 14million Pakistanis and one bicycle repairman.'And the guy exclaimed, 'A bicycle repairman?!! !'Manmohan turns to Obama and says, 'See, I told you no-one would worry aboutthe 14 million Pakistanis!'

Indian Railways & Google Collaboration

Just write 10 digit PNR number and send that SMS to 9773300000
Indian Railway in collaboration with Google is now providing a 10 digit mobile number. Just SMS your PNR number on this mobile number and instantaneously you will get your ticket's current status along with all other journey related details. The number is 9773300000. No need to prefix 0 or +91.
Best of all, you don't pay a premium charge for any of this, just the price of a standard SMS.

Don't forget to save this number in your address book
For more details: http://www.google.co.in/mobile/default/sms/

Time Please

Young Man: Sir, may I know the time, please?Old Man: Certainly not.Young Man: Sir, but why? What are you going to lose, ifYou tell me the time?Old Man: Yes, I may lose something if I tell you the time.Young Man: But Sir, can you tell me how?Old Man: See, if I tell you the time you will definitely thank me and may be tomorrow again you will ask me the time.Young Man: Quite possible.Old Man: May be we meet two three times more and you will ask my name and address.Young Man: Quite possible.Old Man: One day you may come to my house saying you were just passing by and came into wish me. Then as a courtesy, I will offer you a cup of tea. After my courteous approach you will try to come again. This time you will appreciate tea and ask who has made it.?Young Man: PossibleOld Man: Then I will tell you that my daughter has and I will then have to introduce my young and pretty daughter to you & you will admire my daughter.Young Man: Smiles. ;)Old Man: Now onwards you will try to meet my daughter again and again. You will offer her to go out for a movie together and a date with you.Young Man: SmilesOld Man: My daughter may start liking you and start waiting for you. After meeting regularly you will fall in love with her and propose her for marriage.Young Man: SmilesOld Man: One day both of you will come to me and tell me about your love and ask for my permission.Young Man: Oh Yes! And smilesOld Man: (Angrily) Young man, I will never marry my daughter to a person like you who does not even own a watch.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Revelation of Swiss bank accounts

Revelation of Swiss bank accounts This is so shocking.......If black money deposits was an Olympics event.... India would have won a gold medal hands down. The second best Russia has 4 times lesser deposit. U.S. is not even there in the counting in top five! India has more money in Swiss banks than all the other countries combined! Recently, due to international pressure, the Swiss government agreed to disclose the names of the account holders only if the respective governments formally asked for it. Indian government is not asking for the details.......no marks for guessing why? We need to start a movement to pressurise the government to do so! This is perhaps the only way, and a golden opportunity, to expose the high and mighty and weed out corruption! Please read on......and forward to all the honest Indians to.....like somebody is forwarding to you.......and build a ground-swell of support for action! Is India poor, who says? Ask the Swiss banks. With personal account deposit bank of $1,500 billion in foreign reserve which have been misappropriated, an amount 13 times larger than the country's foreign debt, one needs to rethink if India is a poor country? DISHONEST INDUSTRIALISTS, scandalous politicians and corrupt IAS, IRS, IPS officers have deposited in foreign banks in their illegal personal accounts a sum of about $1500 billion, which have been misappropriated by them. This amount is about 13 times larger than the country's foreign debt. With this amount 45 crore poor people can get Rs 1,00,000 each. This huge amount has been appropriated from the people of India by exploiting and betraying them. Once this huge amount of black money and property comes back to India , the entire foreign debt can be repaid in 24 hours. After paying the entire foreign debt, we will have surplus amount, almost 12 times larger than the foreign debt. If this surplus amount is invested in earning interest, the amount of interest will be more than the annual budget of the Central government. So even if all the taxes are abolished, then also the Central government will be able to maintain the country very comfortably. Some 80,000 people travel to Switzerland every year, of whom 25,000 travel very frequently. 'Obviously, these people won't be tourists. They must be travelling there for some other reason,' believes an official involved in tracking illegal money. And, clearly, he isn't referring to the commerce ministry bureaucrats who've been flitting in and out of Geneva ever since the World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations went into a tailspin! Just read the following details and note how these dishonest industrialists, scandalous politicians, corrupt officers, cricketers, film actors, illegal sex trade and protected wildlife operators, to name just a few, sucked this country's wealth and prosperity. This may be the picture of deposits in Swiss banks only. What about other international banks? Black money in Swiss banks -- Swiss Banking Association report, 2006 details bank deposits in the territory of Switzerland by nationals of following countries: TOP FIVE

U.K. :: $390 BILLION
Now do the math's - India with $1,456 billion or $1.4 trillion has more money in Swiss banks than rest of the world combined. Public loot since 1947: Can we bring back our money? It is one of the biggest loots witnessed by mankind -- the loot of the Aam Aadmi (common man) since 1947, by his brethren occupying public office. It has been orchestrated by politicians, bureaucrats and some businessmen. The list is almost all-encompassing. No wonder, everyone in India loots with impunity and without any fear. What is even more depressing in that this ill-gotten wealth of ours has been stashed away abroad into secret bank accounts located in some of the world's best known tax havens. And to that extent the Indian economy has been stripped of its wealth. Ordinary Indians may not be exactly aware of how such secret accounts operate and what are the rules and regulations that go on to govern such tax havens. However, one may well be aware of 'Swiss bank accounts,' the shorthand for murky dealings, secrecy and of course pilferage from developing countries into rich developed ones. In fact, some finance experts and economists believe tax havens to be a conspiracy of the western world against the poor countries. By allowing the proliferation of tax havens in the twentieth century, the western world explicitly encourages the movement of scarce capital from the developing countries to the rich. In March 2005, the Tax Justice Network (TJN) published a research finding demonstrating that $11.5 trillion of personal wealth was held offshore by rich individuals across the globe. The findings estimated that a large proportion of this wealth was managed from some 70 tax havens. Further, augmenting these studies of TJN, Raymond Baker -- in his widely celebrated book titled 'Capitalism's Achilles Heel: Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free Market System' -- estimates that at least $5 trillion have been shifted out of poorer countries to the West since the mid-1970. It is further estimated by experts that one per cent of the world's population holds more than 57 per cent of total global wealth, routing it invariably through these tax havens. How much of this is from India is anybody's guess. What is to be noted here is that most of the wealth of Indians parked in these tax havens is illegitimate money acquired through corrupt means. Naturally, the secrecy associated with the bank accounts in such places is central to the issue, not their low tax rates as the term 'tax havens' suggests. Remember Bofors and how India could not trace the ultimate beneficiary of those transactions because of the secrecy associated with these bank accounts?

Beautiful Indian Woman in Saree

Wednesday, 10 December 2008


Once during a Management training program, a team of Senior Managers were given an assignment to measure the height of a flagpole. So these Managers went out to the flagpole with ladders and tape.

They're falling off the ladders, dropping the measuring tape - the whole thing is just a mess.

An Engineer comes along and sees what they're trying to do, walks over, pulls the flagpole out of the ground, lays it flat, measures it from end to end, gives the measurement to one of the managers,

Re-erects the flagpole and walks straight-away.

After the Engineer has gone, one Manager turns to another and laughs …

"Isn't that just like an engineer? We're looking for height and he gives the length!"

Moral : No matter what good you do, Managers can always find fault in you.

Performance Review

Employee "A" in a company walked up to his manager and asked what my job is for the day?
The manager took "A" to the bank of a river and asked him to cross the river and reach the other side of the bank.
"A" completed this task successfully and reported back to the manager about the completion of the task assigned. The manager smiled and said "GOOD JOB"
Next day Employee "B" reported to the same manager and asked him the job for the day. The manager assigned the same task as above to this person also.

The Employee "B' before starting the task saw Employee "C" struggling in the river to reach the other side of the bank. He realized "C" has the same task.
Now "B" not only crossed the river but also helped "C" to cross the river.
"B" reported back to the manager and the manager smiled and said "VERY GOOD JOB"
The following day Employee "Q" reported to the same manager and asked him the job for the day. The manager assigned the same task again.

Employee "Q" before starting the work did some home work and realized "A", "B" & "C" all has done this task before. He met them and understood how they performed.
He realized that there is a need for a guide and training for doing this task.
He sat first and wrote down the procedure for crossing the river, he documented the common mistakes people made, and tricks to do the task efficiently and effortlessly.
Using the methodology he had written down he crossed the river and reported back to the manager along with documented procedure and training material.
The manger said "Q" you have done an "EXCELLENT JOB".
The following day Employee "O' reported to the manager and asked him the job for the day. The manager assigned the same task again.

"O" studied the procedure written down by "Q" and sat and thought about the whole task.
He realized company is spending lot of money in getting this task completed. He decided not to cross the river, but sat and designed and implemented a bridge across the river and went back to his manager and said, "You no longer need to assign this task to any one".
The manager smiled and said "Outstanding job 'O'. I am very proud of you."
What is the difference between A, B, Q & O????????
Many a times in life we get tasks to be done at home, at office, at play.,
Most of us end up doing what is expected out of us. Do we feel happy? Most probably yes. We would be often disappointed when the recognition is not meeting our expectation.

Let us compare ourselves with "B". Helping some one else the problem often improves our own skills. There is an old proverb (I do not know the author) "learn to teach and teach to learn". From a company point of view "B" has demonstrated much better skills than "A" since one more task for the company is completed.

"Q" created knowledge base for the team. More often than not, we do the task assigned to us without checking history. Learning from other's mistake is the best way to improve efficiency. This knowledge creation for the team is of immense help. Re-usability reduces cost there by increases productivity of the team. "Q" demonstrated good "team-player" skills,

Now to the outstanding person, "O" made the task irrelevant; he created a Permanent Asset to the team.
If you notice B, Q and O all have demonstrated "team performance" over an above individual performance; they have also demonstrated a very invaluable characteristic known as "INITIATIVE".

Initiative pays of everywhere whether at work or at personal life. If you have initiative you will succeed. Initiative is a continual process and it never ends. This is because this year's achievement is next year's task. You cannot use the same success story every year.
The story provides an instance of performance, where as measurement needs to be spread across at least 6-12 months. Consequently performance should be consistent and evenly spread.
Out-of-Box thinkers are always premium and that is what every one constantly looks out for. Initiative, Out-of-Box thinking and commitment are the stepping stone to success.
Initiative should be life long. Think of out of the box.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

A Frustated Software Engg

Couldn't resist sending it to all.

I want to thank all my friends and other unknown people who have

forwarded chain letters to me in 2008.

Because of your kindness:

I stopped drinking Coca-Cola after I found out that it's good only for removing toilet stains.

I stopped eating apples for fear that it might have been cut by a fruit-seller having an open wound on his hands & is suffering from AIDS.

I smell like a wet dog since I stopped using deodorants because they cause cancer.

I also stopped answering the phone for fear that they may ask me to dial a stupid number and then I get a phone bill from hell with calls to Uganda, Singapore and Tokyo.

I also stopped drinking water outside for fear that I will get sick from the rat shit and urine.

When I go to parties, I don't look at any girl, no matter how hot she is, for fear that she will take me to a hotel, drug me, then take my kidneys and leave me taking a nap in a bathtub full of ice.

I also donated all my savings to the Amy Bruce account. A sick girl that was about to die in the hospital about 7,000 times. (Poor girl! she's been 7 since 1993...)

My free Nokia phone never arrived and neither did the free passes for a paid vacation to Disneyland.

Made some Hundred wishes before forwarding those Dalai Lama, Ganesh Vandana, Tirupathi Balaji pics etc..

Now most of those "Wishes" are already married (to someone else)! You can add your own notes based on your similar experience and send them to your friends.

If ORKUT deletes my account, it doesn't matter BUT PLEASE DON'T SEND me "Orkut is deleting accounts: Due to sudden rush..."

Otherwise I'll delete my E-Mail account!

And last but not the least....

I have daily checked my ATM balance to see if Bill Gates have shared some of his fortune with me for sending those crap "BillGates is sharing his fortune" emails but nothing happened...

No Thanks & No Regards whatsoever,

A Totally Frustrated Software Engineer.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Santa Singh's Letter to Bill Gates

Why Bill Gates decides to Sell OFF Microsoft...?

Letter from Banta Singh to Mr. Bill Gates

Subject: Problems with my new computer

Dear Mr. Bill Gates,

We have bought a computer for our home and we have found some problems,
which I want to bring to your notice.

1. There is a button 'start' but there is no 'stop' button. We request you
to check this.

2. One doubt is whether any 're -scooter' is available in system? I find
only 're-cycle', but I own a scooter at my home.

3. There is 'Find' button but it is not working properly. My wife lost the
door key and we tried a lot trace the key with this 'find' button, but was
unable to trace. Please rectify this problem.

4. My child learnt 'Microsoft word' now he wants to learn 'Microsoft
sentence', so when you will provide that?

5. I bought computer, CPU, mouse and keyboard, but there is only one icon
which shows 'My Computer': when you will povide the remaining items?

6. It is surprising that windows says 'MY Pictures' but there is not even a
single photo of mine. So when will you keep my photo in that

7. There is 'MICROSOFT OFFICE' what about 'MICROSOFT HOME' since I use the
PC at home only

8. You provided 'My Recent Documents'. When you will provide 'My Past

9. You provide 'My Network Places'. For God sake please do not provide 'My
Secret Places'. I do not want to let my wife know where I go after my
office hours.


Last one to Mr. Bill Gates:
Sir, how is it that your name is Gates but you are selling WINDOWS...?

Nokia v/s Iphone :: the Ultimate Showdown

Barcelona: Nokia launched a flagship phone to update its aging high-end offering, but analysts said the device would not be enough on its own to help the world's top mobile phone maker recover lost market share.
Nokia continues to lead the global market for smartphones -- handsets with computer-like features such as email -- but it has lost significant share to Apple's iPhone and RIM's Blackberry, worrying investors and analysts as this is expected to weigh on the Finnish group's profit margins.
All vendors are after a bigger slice of the smartphone market, which is set to continue growing next year despite gloom in the wider handset market.
"Without a doubt Nokia needed a high-end touch-screen phone," said Martti Larjo, analyst at Nordea.
The new Nokia N97 handset comes with a large touch screen, will retail for 550 euros ($693) before taxes and subsidies and is due to reach the market by end-June next year.
It has promised to introduce touch-screen models across its portfolio. Nokia was the last major handset maker to introduce touch-screen phones after the runaway success of Apple's iPhone, and last month started to sell its first such model.
The new N97 is a direct rival to Sony Ericsson's X1 and HTC's Touch Pro -- both of which use Microsoft's Windows software and are in shops already -- and analysts said by the time it goes on sale more direct rivals will likely have appeared.
"It might give Nokia a little edge, but it's six months until this reaches the market," said Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi.
CCS Insight's Research Director, Ben Wood, said Nokia had faced difficult choices with the N97.
"It tried to cram in lots of different technologies such as a touch screen, full qwerty keyboard and plenty of memory, but it had to make trade-offs in its size and features," he said.
"It has ended up with a relatively thick device that lacks some of the benchmark features expected in flagship products in mid-2009," he said.
Nokia shares were up 0.2 per cent at 10.58 euros by 1415 GMT, broadly in line with the DJ Stoxx European technology index.
The new phone will retail at a price similar to the previous flagship models N95 and N96 when these were first came to market, and Nokia said it does not expect the high price to hurt sales in the economic downturn.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Nokia N97 unravled in Barcelona

A model holds a new 'Nokia N97' phone during the 'Nokia World 08' congress in Barcelona.

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