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Gold Medal winner’s Blog!

August 12, 08 by Bharani

Abhinav Bindra has made the entire nation proud with his fantastic feat in Olympics. What struck me the most is his demeanour and spirit. Such a normal guy! You have to read his blog entry he posted just the day after he won his medal to understand what I mean! Never seen such calmness and normalcy in people who have achieved extra-ordinary feat…The guy doesn’t even realize how much he means to the entire nation now 🙂 Brilliant…

While we are happy with the lone gold medal for the past 28 years and the lone individual gold medal for the past 88 years, there are guys like Micheal phelps, who strike gold after gold after gold…..incredible stuff…

Abhinav Bindra’s Blog

Paypal allows withdrawal from Indian Banks!

November 01, 07 by Bharani

PayPal announces a great facility for Indian subscribers. Now one can link Paypal account with an Indian Bank. This provides an easy way to withdraw money from Paypal through Indian Banks. As of now major banks like SBI, HDFC, ICICI, UTI, Standard Chartered, HSBC, Citibank and few minor banks allow this possibility. There are no charges for withdrawal of amount greater than Rs.7,000. For amount less than 7000, a fee of Rs.50 is charged! Read more about this here

Text Books Online!

October 14, 07 by Bharani

Department of School Education, TamilNadu has done an excellent job. They have made available all the text-books (State Board syllabus) from Standard 1 till Standard 12 in PDF Form. Each chapter is available as a separate download. The books are available both in English and Tamil. These kind of initiatives from government bring a great deal of benefit to students.

Going through the books of Standard 11 and 12, brought back the memories of good old days!

The Syllabus have changed. Working with Office documents (Excel, Word, Presentation), Database and Object oriented programming are emphasized in the current syllabus of Computer science. It was BASIC and FORTRAN programming during my days (1995) 🙂

Steve Irwin – Video Footage?

September 05, 06 by Bharani

Ever since I heard the news, it disturbed me a lot. Steve Irwin is a kind of character who will be missed immensly. His passion for animals and solid courage to get up-close with lethal beasts stands out…It is a shocking coincidence that he was killed while he was filming for a documentary called “Ocean’s deadliest” (A project with his daughter Bindi).

A death completely undeserved. A person who cherishes facing dangerous animals face-to-face to be killed by an unexpected creature in an unexpected way is totally undeserving…The death of this mortal has immortalized the same mortal in the books of history, the channels of geography and hearts of his admirers…

I feel bad to write this…but I actually searched for the video footage of the accident in the internet…found the following quotes…and am struck in awe for him…

“…The first e-mail question The National Ledger received after we published the fact that there was a video of the actual sting to the heart was “How long until this is plastered all over the web?”

I hope never – but the answer may not be what you think.

A report from Contact Music UK claims Irwin’s family are determined to respect his last wishes and allow the harrowing footage to be broadcast…”

…CMUK reports that Irwin once insisted, “My number one rule is to keep that camera rolling. Even if it’s shaky or slightly out of focus, I don’t give a rip. “Even if a big old alligator is chewing me up I want to go down and go, ‘Crikey!’ just before I die. That would be the ultimate for me.”

An insider tells British newspaper the Daily Star, “This is exactly what Steve would have wanted. He knew the dangers and was totally up for the cameras to get everything.”

If that was indeed his wish and if it is broadcast, I hope it is with the family’s blessing on a TV show. I certainly hope it does not leak to the web first.

– http://www.nationalledger.com/artman/publish/article_27268187.shtml