Friday, February 26, 2010

Innovative Gadgets: Strong Men Coaster

Strong Men Coaster is a set of six men-shaped coasters that can be used individually or all linked together by the hand to increase the surface and potentially become a heat trivet (that is, if the material they are made out of is heat resistant). The playful and colorful set is available for $ 8.00 at Gadget Brando.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Book Review: "The God of Small Things"


BOOK REVIEW “The God of Small Things”

Author: Arundhati Roy

Genre: Fiction, Novel

Language: English

Pages: 340

Cost: 395/-

Publisher: IndiaInk

First Published in India: 1997

“The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy was on my list of ‘want to read books’ for long time now. I was eager to read the book as I wanted to know why this book received so much of hype. This is Arundhati Roy’s first novel and she won “Booker Prize” for it. So I had all the reasons to read this book.

The book is set in a small town in Kerala. The narrator of this novel is Rahel who has twin brother Estha. Their mother Ammu was married to a Bengali guy but got divorced. So they all live with Ammu’s mother, brother and aunt in Ayemenem House in Kerala. This family owns pickle factory which makes them imperialist so then comes into conflict with the communists in the end. Then there is love affair between Ammu and a guy Velutha who is untouchable. Then there is accidental death of Sophie Mol who is twin’s English cousin. How these two situations change the life of each and every member of family upside down, that is this whole novel is all about.

Arundhati Roy told the story in flashback flash-forward sequences. It keeps you guessing till the end. Her way of characterization is brilliant. Characters you love to hate or hate to love. Description of Kerala is wonderful. Although story I feel is little weak, it is well narrated. The name of book “The God of Small Things” excites you immensely. After finish reading the book although you don’t feel disappointing, you don’t feel satisfied either. At least I felt so.

If I have to rate this book, I will give it 7 out of 10.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Malshej Ghat .......... PArt2

Malshej Ghat is must visit place during rains. It is just hours away from Mumbai. Experience the joy of walking on clouds. don't miss it...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Quotes from Book "Karmachari"

१. "स्वत:पेक्षा जरा कमी असलेल्या माणसाशीच दुसरा मैत्री करतो. पैशाने, बुद्धीने, प्रत्येक बाबतीत दुसरा कुठे कमी आहे हे हेरल्यावरच त्या प्रांतापुरती मैत्री होते."
२. "गांधारी ..... महाभारतातील सर्वश्रेष्ठ व्यक्ती. अर्जुन, कर्ण, भीष्म, कृष्ण, ह्यासारख्या महाभारतातील प्रत्येक व्यक्तीला त्यांच्याजवळ जे होतं ते दाखवायला वाव मिळाला. विद्वत्ता, शोर्य, शक्ती सगळं उधळून टाकू शकला जो तो. कुणाची कुचंबना झाली नाही. गांधारी सर्वात श्रेष्ठ आपण होऊन अंधत्व पत्करणारी. तिने हे दिव्य कसं केलं माहित आहे? डोळ्यावरची पट्टी सोडताच सगळं विश्व आपलचं आहे, हे ओळखल्यामुळे. तो क्षण आपला. म्हणू तेव्हा उगवू शकतो, ह्या आधारावर."
३. एकाने खाल्लं तर शेण आणि सगळ्यांनी मिळून खाल्ली तर श्रावणी."
Author – Va. Pu. Kale.
Book - Karmachari

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Marathi Mulagi in Bollywood ............ Part3

17. Rajashree

18. Pallavi Joshi

19. Padmini Kolhapure

20. Nutan

21. Nanda

22. Namrata Shirodkar

23. Nalini Jaywant

24. Mugdha Godase

Friday, February 19, 2010

Innovative Gadgets: Monster iPhone Case

Monster want to eat iPhone! Ohhhhh . . . this little guy is a perfect place to store your iPhone. And, if you have a sense of humor about being too connected to technology you'll feed your iPhone or phone (or iPod) to this cute, fuzzy, goggly eyed monster every night.

Features a velcro closure and a unqiue kind of security through fear that only pointy vinyl teeth can inspire.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Book Review: "The White Tiger"


BOOK REVIEW “The White Tiger”

Author: Arvind Adiga

Genre: Fiction

Language: English

Pages: 321

Cost: 395/-

Publisher: Harper Collins

First Published in India: 2008

This is Arvind Adiga’s first book and he already won “The Man Booker Prize” for year 2008. So I was really curious to read this book for some time now. I can see why this book got appreciated in west as it contains everything that interest people of that part of world in India. It has poverty, crime, and call centre. “The white Tiger” is a story of guy who calls himself an entrepreneur, who writes letter to Chinese president visiting India as a representative of Indian Entrepreneurs. So this book is his life story, story of how he becomes entrepreneur and how he reached from poorest part of India to the richest part of India.

He born and brought up in small remote village in Bihar although author did not refer to this state by name, he called it darkness. His father is illiterate riksha puller; but he forced his son to go to school. But eventually after his father demise his grandmother this school is useless when he could earn right away by working in tea stall. But guy was ambitious and he finds his way out to become a driver of landlord of that village. How he come out of darkness to light by moving from his village to Delhi with his master. And then with the help of little crime that is murdering his boss and robbing him he starts of new life in Banglore city of call centre to become successful businessman himself.

The book is really entertaining with dark humor. Book’s tagline is “India is two countries in one: an India of light and an India of darkness”. And that’s what this book is all about. There are two different lifestyles coexist in India one for poor and other for rich. Author has brilliantly described the darkness of poor people’s life contrasting to rich people’s life. This is definitely a Must Read Book. If I have to rate this book I will give it 8 out of 10.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Innovative Gadgets: "Light Emitting Wallpapers"

If you're looking for a way to both decorate your walls as well as add some nice ambient lighting to your home, this light emitting wallpaper might just solve both of your problems.

When off, the wallpaper, created by Dutch designer Jonas Samson, looks just like any other plain old wallpaper. Nothing too exciting. But when flipped on, it turns into an active 2D light, turning your wall into a work of art and giving you an additional light source. Isn't it simply cool............


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