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Think I'm a Geek? Vote for Me!
Think I'm a Geek? Vote for Me!

I just entered the Geek Enuf contest run by Tata Docomo. The aim of the contest is to get your friends to vote for you if they think you are a geek. So, if you think I’m a geek, go ahead and vote for me!

Up for grabs is an Android-powered Samsung Galaxy I7500. It’s the slimmest Android phone yet, has an AMOLED screen, and a five megapixel camera. Now, who wouldn’t want to posses this beauty!

How to vote you ask? Well, for that you need to be on Orkut, Facebook or Twitter – it’s better if you’re on all three, as you can vote for me on all three networks. read more

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Trying out moblog

I’m writing this on my phone, using moblog. Everything so far has been good – the download was smooth and the installation was glitch-free. I was able to add my profile and blog without any hassle. Now is the big test – how easy is it to post?

Since the whole thing runs offline on my phone, actually writing the post is pretty straightforward and doesn’t depend on the gprs. Basic formatting options – bold, italics and underline – as well as image insertion is available from the right menu while the left menu provides a few post options. read more

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All Day Fare and Other Novelties

Posted by mobile phone:
We are at the atmospheric Taj Mahal hotel at Abids. To be more precise, we are having evening tiffin at the vegetarian restaurant attached to it.

Although this is a restaurant that serves South Indian, North Indian and Chinese, their specialty seems to be South Indian tiffin – dosas and idlis and vadas in all their different avatars accompanied by a delicious sambar (Vidya might disagree, for the sambar is a bit sweet – culinary blasphemy according to her) and thick coconut chutney. Of course, their steaming coffee is to die for. read more

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Waiting for food

Posted by mobile phone:
Here I am, once again waiting for my takeaway order at Punjabi Rasoi in Gachibowli. This time it’s a couple of gobi mutter stuffed parathas, a couple of masala kulchas, a paneer pudina tikka and an aloo methi. This has almost become a weekly ritual played out every friday evening. These guys make tasty food at reasonable prices – an average meal for two would be roughly 200 to 250 rupees.

The ambience is typical city dhaba with waiters who speak English, large LCD televisions showing cricket or Bollywood songs and a north Indian and Chinese menu. The experience is as much a hotch potch as the previous sentence is. read more

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Another inane post

Posted by mobile phone:
So here I am, writng a post while standing in line at the bank – just because I can! The only glitch with this is I am unable to specify categories for the post, and have to do it when I get to a computer.

I can hear someone complaining about a broken note-counting machine. Someone else is reading out fax numbers. A dot matrix printer is screaming away furiously somewhere else.

Aah it’s my turn and I have to go now.

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Blogging from my mobile

Posted by mobile phone:
How much longer will I take to finally start blogging from my phone? A question that will probably never be answered satisfactorily – just like the one that asks when I will start blogging regularly.

This device is a definite improvement over the piddly 6600 I had before this. Windows and Word also really help – especially the really cool auto-complete feature. Some time ago, I made up my mind not to blog about blogging, but becoming mobile and retaining the ability to blog seems to be worth breaking that resolution. read more

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