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Stars who won’t celebrate Ash-Abhishek’s wedding April 19, 2007

Posted by sk in abhishek, aishwarya, Blogroll, Bollywood, Hindi Movies, India, movies, Movies and Entertainment, wedding.


This list of famous people who won’t be at the wedding is compiled from several sources, including this.

1. Salman Khan – ex-flame, so, no.

2. Vivek Oberoi – same reason

3. Karishma Kapoor – ditto

4. Kareena Kapoor – sister of ex-flame?

5. Mukesh Ambani

6. SPARKS members – unbelievable! None of us was invited. Jackasses.
and last, but not the least,

7. Robert Scoble – any event of this scale to which Scoble is not invited is not worth it, right?

A thorough analysis of the guest list provides the following statistics:

49% of the invitees are family members of Abhishek or Aishwarya

24% are friends within the film industry

24% are friends outside the film industry

and 3% are no longer alive


3% of the invitees have heard of the Sparks blog and 25% of them use the Sparks blog as a source of information about hardware and software products.

49% of the invitees have read the “Riya Sen” post on this blog and among them, 23% have asked for the clip.

9% of the invitees have viewed tismar’s profile on shaadi.com and this includes the bride.


If you have any more details, please let me know and I’ll update this list. I am to make this post a comprehensive source of information about the wedding that the whole world is talking about. Thank you!

Tell me more April 18, 2007

Posted by sk in 411, Computers & Internet, Google, Microsoft, search, Technology and Software, tellme.


Want information about local businesses on the go? Tellme is perfect for you. You can dial 1-800-555-tell (free) or 411 on Verizon and Cingular phones (paid) and get information about local businesses, sports scores, entertainment, etc.  For example, you can ask for an Indian restaurant in Tucson, AZ and then say, “Text me the query” to get a text message with detailed information. You can also text 83556 (“tellm”) with the search query. Tellme was recently acquired by Microsoft and the acquisition goes into effect on April 30th.

I’ve been accused in the past for not giving information about rival services, so here it is. Google has launched a 411 service too. It’s not as good as Tellme, but it’s good for those who prefer Google’s services or want to have nothing to do with “dying companies”. 😉 (notice the wink). Dial 1-800-Goog-411 for information about local businesses. 

Commenting April 10, 2007

Posted by sk in Blogroll, Just Posts, Miscellaneous, random.

This blog, while not the most popular of blogs, receives a fair share of comments. Since this hasn’t been done yet, I thought I’d make this clear. Please refrain from making the following types of comments:

* Serious allegations: E.g., To infer that a company has fudged sales records is a serious allegation in my opinion and has legal implications. Such comments will be deleted. In case you’re wondering why your comment was deleted, you have the answer now.

*Ad hominem: You may not agree with the author. Please refrain from calling him names. This is not encouraged.

*Cheap sarcasm: This has been made clear by tismarkhan in the past. 


Microsoft is dying? – deleted April 9, 2007

Posted by sk in Apple, Google, Microsoft, Technology and Software, windows.

The intent of this post was to start a thoughtful discussion on the topic. Instead, it quickly degenerated into a name-calling session, which is why I have decided to delete it. I have provided a link for those of you who are interested in the topic.

<This is a pretty good read for those of you who are interested in the topic.>

Sachin quits international cricket April 7, 2007

Posted by sk in 2007 World Cup, Cricket, cricket - क्रिकेट, Sachin Tendulkar, Satire, Sports.

Moments after the Indian cricket board decided to crack down on the senior Indian players, ace batsman, Sachin Tendulkar retired from International cricket to concentrate on his modeling career instead. “The three sponsor/ products rule is ridiculous,” Sachin said in a crowded press conference in Mumbai today, referring to the BCCI’s decision to restrict the number of products a player can endorse. “”The board doesn’t realize that great players like me are brand ambassadors of the sport and our endorsements are only one way of spreading the game.” When asked by a reporter if he would be as popular once he quit cricket, Sachin took the example of Anna Kournikova. “I don’t remember the last time she played tennis. Isn’t she still popular?” he asked. Former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Ajay Jadeja lauded Sachin’s move. “


After the press conference, Sachin and his new “bff” (best friend forever), Saurav Ganguly participated in an effigy burning of ex-coach, Greg Chappell, organized jointly by the Maharashtra  Sena and the Bengal Tigers.


Readers of this blog may be aware that the BCCI’s decision was in response to Sachin’s interview that was first posted on this blog.


<I never knew I’d be so interested in cricket. This rocks! I know I’ve been picking on Sachin Tendulkar a lot lately. It’s fun.>