July 25, 2010

Epic Browser-The first ever Browser designed by Indians for India

Epic Browser is the first product of Hidden Reflex founded by Bangalore based Alok Bharadwaj. Initially Hidden Reflex constituted 3 members and has consequently grown up.

When I came to know that there exists a browser for India made by Indians, I went up to the site to download it. Ammmazing work!! It has everything you need on one browser. So many applications that you can add, so many customizable themes which is India oriented and so on.

I'l start with the sidebar that is inbuilt with the browser.
  •     Epic India is all about news of all categories
  •     Epic Indic Text is where you can type in any of the Indian languages
  •     Epic Skins lets you choose the themes and backgrounds and as i said it has lots to do with India
  •     The browser has an inbuilt antivirus, a text editor, snippets-which lets users highlight words/  images       and save them automatically to your hard drive.                                                            
  •     You can add your My computer,My documents etc to your sidebar for added convenience
  •     Aaah,,this is for people who spend endless hours infront of computers like me-To do applications         and timers.Very helpful tool- especially for me coz whenever I start working on my computer I             eventually get pulled by social networking sites. Reallly addictive!
  •     Needless to say, the browser has Facebook, Gmail, Orkut, Twitter,Yahoo,Maps in it. 
  •     Additionally icons like travel,games, jobs are also present
  •     Collections- The sites which the users open regularly can be put in a collection and can be opened 
  •     Then the ususal apps like History,bookmarks downloads are also present.
Users are allowed upto 1500 applications to the browser.

 Unlike other browsers, Epic browser claims that they do not save user's search data.The look and feel of the browser is too good. From now on Epic is gonna be my default browser.

According to Alok Bhardwaj, CEO and Founder of Hidden Reflex, “We want to prove that India can be a hub for innovation in software and technology."  Sure it is :)


July 21, 2010

Barney Stinson- a LEGEN-wait for it DARY character

How I met your mother is a TV show which revolves around 5 best friends who live in New York. Out of the 5, Barney Stinson has become popular and even the most favourite character for almost all the viewers. This is because of his timely comedy dialogues and pick up lines.Trust me, you cant stop laughing(provided u get his point ;))

I have watched the show a number of times and these are my favourite lines and scenes in it.
  • Lily : Hey nice suit, Barney
          Barney : Girls and fishes are attracted to shiny objects
  •  Barney: [About his brother] He's the awesomest, most best-lookingest, greatest guy ever!
           Lily: He's exactly like Barney.

          Barney: That's what I just said
  • Article 145:
         A Bro is never offended if another Bro fails to return a phone call, text or email in a timely fashion

  • To succeed you have to stop being ordinary and be Legen---wait for it-----Dary..!
  • You dumped a porn star? friendship over.(Yells again)FRIENDSHIP OVER
  • You know what your problem is Marshall? You've only slept with one woman. Those kind of stats are okay only if you're eleven.
  •  It will be legend-wait for it... and I hope you're not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is dairy!

  • Robin and Lily has not seen each other for a long while and they met in a strange way. After a really long time they are going to talk now. Robin :"Your hair looks adorable!!"

  • Barney: Look around you, Lily! You are in the heart of Bachelor Country. And as a woman, you are an illegal immigrant here. Now, you could try to apply for a sex visa, but that only lasts twelve hours...fourteen if you qualify for multiple entry, heh!

  • An episode starts like this-Ted brings his date and introduces to his friends wanting them to like her. But none does and he's shocked and wanted to know the reason. It turns out to be like this- His date kept talking a lot and everyone got annoyed. When Ted comes to know this(glass shatters)-He did not notice this until his friends told.And the cycle continues-Ted tells Marshall that Lily is a loud chewer and GLASS SHATTERS in Marshall's mind. And when Lily comes to know this, she says to Robin- "As if Ted is all perfect..Mr.Corrector".And she explains Robin how Ted keeps correcting people for the tiny mistakes they do. And GLASS SHATTERS for Robin.

    At the end of it they all start accepting each other with their annoying habbits. Really funny..!
  • Ted becomes a professor and on the first day of his class while writting the word professor he gets confused if it is single  S or double S for the word professor.To top it of all he goes to the wrong class and screws up his first day as a professor. 
  • Nothing good happens after 2 a.m

Have fun watching "How i met your mother" show..
you'l luv it


July 18, 2010

Madrasapatnam-Flashback of singara chennai

The story starts with a British woman aged around 80 in London who says she wants to visit Madrasapatnam.In Chennai she desperately searches for someone and the flashback rolls way back to our Independence period(1947). 
Amy is the Governor's daughter who falls in love with paridhi(Arya) and obviously the opposition is the rest of the story. Arya promises her that she will never be seperated from him and she would live and die in India only.India gets its independence on 15th August and when Britains were supposed to vacate India comes the turning point. Life/Death/Love situation comes and what happens next is the story.


   Both Arya and Amy Jackson has done their jobs well. Arya's (naan kadavul) physique has helped him a lot in this movie. The first half of the movie makes the audience laugh hard though there are no lead comedy actors. The scene where Arya and  his friends try to learn English and the the part where they keep saying the word "thank you" just to remember it are the remarkable ones. The second half of the story is pretty serious and is mostly chasing and fighting-I could also say it was an "edge of the seat" experience.

Transformation of Madrasapatnam to Singara Chennai:
    Everyone knows Koovam as only a stinking river that flows around Chennai. This was not the case back in 1947.Ive crossed the same bridge that comes in the movie many times closing my nose.Felt really sad to see that  place being transformed to this pathetic condition today.Most of the scenes were taken around Central station. 

Love never fails:
     Arya calls Amy as "Dhurai amma".Amy wished to build schools and colleges to the people of India but unfortunately she could not. Surprises await her when she comes back searching for Paridhi after 60 yrs. 

Some Random thoughts:

    I have seen movies where audience used to clap and whistle at the beginning and the end of the movie. But this movie belongs to the rare kind which gets the attention and claps right from the beginning till the end. Each and every scene was admired by everyone.But I felt few scenes here and there are common and have been repeated in many movies. 

To conclude-This movie deserves a standing ovation

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