Saturday, September 06, 2008

Bindaas TV - Dadagiri Host gets slapped

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Been a long time since I posted a blog, but this one is a world famous video of a relatively unknown Indian reality show Dadagiri where tv hostess gets slapped by a contestant which is deserved very well. Another Coward co-host whoever he is should be punished as well. Bunch of A***holes

This show should be closed for the good of society.

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Friday, June 06, 2008

ACDC vs M&M – Online Dance Battle

Gone are the days of Street Dancing battle on streets. Everything going hi-tech these days And so did the Street Dancing.

ACDC (Adam/Chu Dance Crew) and M&M (Miley and Mandy) Cru  are on the street (Online street fighting for the title of largest online dance battle in the world history. So far it’s going good.

Check’em out on 10th June – They are ready to kill each other

Here is the First challenge from ACDC

M&M’s Response to the above

Some history (Copied from )

April 10, 2008
Jon M. Chu and Adam Sevani challenge Miley and Mandy to "The Biggest Online Dance Battle in YouTube history". The rules are...there are NO rules. both crews are allowed to do whatever they want, however they want. Jon and Adam name their crew the ACDC (Adam/Chu Dance Crew). They release their first battle video.
April 15 2008
Miley and Mandy respond with a giant video to Madonna and Justin Timberlake's song, "4 Minutes". In 24 hours their video gets OVER A MILLION hits and become an instant YouTube classic. It gets posted on Perez, Access Hollywood, Yahoo News, Ellen etc. They even recruit one of Step Up's own to be in their video (Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan).
April 28, 2008
Adam and Chu release a teaser for their response to the Miley and Mandy video. It sets a date and time for the release of their next installment, "April 30th 9pm PST." Buzz grows.
April 30, 2008
There is an ONLINE frenzy on the ChuPictures youtube page where the fans have gathered for the live release of the battle video. Chu's youtube triples it's views in twenty minutes before the video has even been uploaded. Technical difficulties lead to the delay of the video release for 1 hour. Frenzy only gets bigger.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Icahn Moves to Oust Yahoo Board

Following Microsoft withdrawal of Y! acquisition plan and signs of not reversing the decision, Billionaire investor Carl Icahn launched a proxy contest to Oust Yahoo!'s board, stating that Y! Directors acted irrationally and lost the faith of Investors and Microsoft.

Below is the Letter sent by Mr. Icahn to Y! Chairman Roy Bostock

May 15, 2008

Dear Mr. Bostock:

It is clear to me that the board of directors of Yahoo has acted irrationally and lost the faith of shareholders and Microsoft. It is quite obvious that Microsoft's bid of $33 per share is a superior alternative to Yahoo's prospects on a standalone basis. I am perplexed by the board's actions. It is irresponsible to hide behind management's more than overly optimistic financial forecasts. It is unconscionable that you have not allowed your shareholders to choose to accept an offer that represented a 72% premium over Yahoo's closing price of $19.18 on the day before the initial Microsoft offer. I and many of your shareholders strongly believe that a combination between Yahoo and Microsoft would form a dynamic company and more importantly would be a force strong enough to compete with Google on the Internet.

During the past week, a number of shareholders have asked me to lead a proxy fight to attempt to remove the current board and to establish a new board which would attempt to negotiate a successful merger with Microsoft, something that in my opinion the current board has completely botched. I believe that a combination between Microsoft and Yahoo is by far the most sensible path for both companies. I have therefore taken the following actions: (1) during the last 10 days, I have purchased approximately 59 million shares and share-equivalents of Yahoo; (2) I have formed a 10-person slate which will stand for election against the current board; and (3) I have sought antitrust clearance from the Federal Trade Commission to acquire up to approximately $2.5 billion worth of Yahoo stock. The biographies of the members of our slate are attached to this letter. A more formal notification is being delivered today to Yahoo under separate cover.

While it is my understanding that you do not intend to enter into any transaction that would impede a Microsoft-Yahoo merger, I am concerned that in several recent press releases you stated that you intend to pursue certain "strategic alternatives." I therefore hope and trust that if there is any question that these "strategic alternatives" might in any way impede a future Microsoft merger you will at the very least allow shareholders to opine on them before embarking on such a transaction.

I sincerely hope you heed the wishes of your shareholders and move expeditiously to negotiate a merger with Microsoft, thereby making a proxy fight unnecessary.

Sincerely yours,



Icahn Moves to Oust Yahoo Board (Wall street Journal)
Icahn Letter to Yahoo Board

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Microsoft withdraws its offer to acquire Yahoo!

Here is the Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s letter sent to the Y! exec

Mr. Jerry Yang
CEO and Chief Yahoo
Yahoo! Inc.
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Dear Jerry:

After over three months, we have reached the conclusion of the process regarding a possible combination of Microsoft and Yahoo!.

I first want to convey my personal thanks to you, your management team, and Yahoo!’s Board of Directors for your consideration of our proposal. I appreciate the time and attention all of you have given to this matter, and I especially appreciate the time that you have invested personally. I feel that our discussions this week have been particularly useful, providing me for the first time with real clarity on what is and is not possible.

I am disappointed that Yahoo! has not moved towards accepting our offer. I first called you with our offer on January 31 because I believed that a combination of our two companies would have created real value for our respective shareholders and would have provided consumers, publishers, and advertisers with greater innovation and choice in the marketplace. Our decision to offer a 62 percent premium at that time reflected the strength of these convictions.

In our conversations this week, we conveyed our willingness to raise our offer to $33.00 per share, reflecting again our belief in this collective opportunity. This increase would have added approximately another $5 billion of value to your shareholders, compared to the current value of our initial offer. It also would have reflected a premium of over 70 percent compared to the price at which your stock closed on January 31. Yet it has proven insufficient, as your final position insisted on Microsoft paying yet another $5 billion or more, or at least another $4 per share above our $33.00 offer.

Also, after giving this week’s conversations further thought, it is clear to me that it is not sensible for Microsoft to take our offer directly to your shareholders. This approach would necessarily involve a protracted proxy contest and eventually an exchange offer. Our discussions with you have led us to conclude that, in the interim, you would take steps that would make Yahoo! undesirable as an acquisition for Microsoft.

We regard with particular concern your apparent planning to respond to a “hostile” bid by pursuing a new arrangement that would involve or lead to the outsourcing to Google of key paid Internet search terms offered by Yahoo! today. In our view, such an arrangement with the dominant search provider would make an acquisition of Yahoo! undesirable to us for a number of reasons:

· First, it would fundamentally undermine Yahoo!’s own strategy and long-term viability by encouraging advertisers to use Google as opposed to your Panama paid search system. This would also fragment your search advertising and display advertising strategies and the ecosystem surrounding them. This would undermine the reliance on your display advertising business to fuel future growth.

· Given this, it would impair Yahoo’s ability to retain the talented engineers working on advertising systems that are important to our interest in a combination of our companies.

· In addition, it would raise a host of regulatory and legal problems that no acquirer, including Microsoft, would want to inherit. Among other things, this would consolidate market share with the already-dominant paid search provider in a manner that would reduce competition and choice in the marketplace.

· This would also effectively enable Google to set the prices for key search terms on both their and your search platforms and, in the process, raise prices charged to advertisers on Yahoo. In addition to whatever resulting legal problems, this seems unwise from a business perspective unless in fact one simply wishes to use this as a vehicle to exit the paid search business in favor of Google.

· It could foreclose any chance of a combination with any other search provider that is not already relying on Google’s search services.

Accordingly, your apparent plan to pursue such an arrangement in the event of a proxy contest or exchange offer leads me to the firm decision not to pursue such a path. Instead, I hereby formally withdraw Microsoft’s proposal to acquire Yahoo!.

We will move forward and will continue to innovate and grow our business at Microsoft with the talented team we have in place and potentially through strategic transactions with other business partners.

I still believe even today that our offer remains the only alternative put forward that provides your stockholders full and fair value for their shares. By failing to reach an agreement with us, you and your stockholders have left significant value on the table.

But clearly a deal is not to be.

Thank you again for the time we have spent together discussing this.

Sincerely yours,
/s/ Steven A. Ballmer

Steven A. Ballmer
Chief Executive Officer
Microsoft Corporation


Saturday, May 03, 2008

An American Crime (2007)

Couldn't resist myself from writing this post after watching this movie, based on one of the most terrible and heinous crime ever committed.

A young girl Sylvia Marie Likens tortured and murdered by Gertrude Baniszewski, her children and young people from their neighborhood in 1966.


The Girl Next Door (2007) is another movie based on the same plot.

Honey Singh - Badshah (Adults Only)

After the great success of hugely popular Zeast - Sutta song, here is one more explicit song, which is becoming extremely popular in the underground crowd. And the song is Honey Singh - Badshah.
Some of you might have already heard it but for others here it is

Sorry guys. Had to remove this video due to adsense restriction.
Got a chance to listen this few months back but after listening the same in a Pub in Chandigarh, I thought it's time to post it Live.
PS: I haven't contributed to this song :) This is one of my most popular post. Thanks guys and Baadshah!
(Posted From - Windows Live Writer)

Friday, April 25, 2008

IPL Cricket - Hyderabad - RC vs HD (Photos)

I'm not a big fan of Cricket but cheerleaders in IPL 20-20 certainly attracted me to the Cricket Ground.
Here are some pics from the cricket match Hyderabad Deccan Charger vs Rajsthan Royals which RR won after a great fight [Thanks abhishek for correcting me].
Sania Mirza the famous tennis player also came to support team from her home city.

Direct Link to photographs

I've also added some Cheerleaders video on youtube which you can watch at

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Internet Explore and ACID2

Finally IE 8 renders the above image correctly. On my browser IE 7 it still sucks.

So what the fuss is all about? Acid2 is a web test (though not a standard) which tells how browsers renders some specific features of web standard. Web Standards Project, publisher of the test, is an Web Standard Advocacy group. For a web developer, supporting ACID 2 means a better cross browser compatibility. They don't have to write different set of style and HTML code for different browser. It certainly make their life happier.

IE was one of the worst performing browser as per the ACID test but not any more.

As per the Blog post from IE Blog 

"With respect to standards and interoperability, our goal in developing Internet Explorer 8 is to support the right set of standards with excellent implementations and do so without breaking the existing web. This second goal refers to the lessons we learned during IE 7. IE7’s CSS improvements made IE more compliant with some standards and less compatible with some sites on the web as they were coded."

With earlier releases of IE, it used to break some of the the existing web sites. For example my blogger theme just didn't work with IE7. It was pretty much fucked up and I had to revert to some other theme. Hopefully I will not have to suffer any more.

Well DONE MSFT and IE team.


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