Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas. and don't forget to checkout at Imaginationsonline.com as for all the crafters we have a special coupon code valid for 24 hours only.
This is my Personal Online Diary and it will have all my personal views, feelings, tips and tricks.
My fav Quote
"The woods are lovely dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."
----- Robert Frost
My fav Quote
"The woods are lovely dark and deep, But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep."
----- Robert Frost
Sorry friends for not being able to post for past few days. I was busy in something really important in my life. I will update regarding it very soon. However I was able to get some time to do my craft work which I updated on my Craft Blog : Craft Zone.
Now the next few days are most important and I hope everything goes well.
Will post soon.
Have a nice time
Another cool site to get Free VPS. But this time it is Post 2 Host. The VPS are limited and are given to users having highest score (they have a score calculator), you will also need to have a minimum of 30 post and also need to keep 20 post per month to keep using the VPS.
The site is : Freevps.us
You can see all the requirements at : FAQs of Freevps.us
Yes a Free VPS. There is a very good offer at ChunkHost in which they are offering a free VPS (Spec. 512 MB RAM, 20 GB Space and 600 GB Bandwidth) for Free as Free Beta Testing. I am not sure how long this beta test will last as it is open for US Resident only.
So if you are US Resident then you can get a free VPS. Just head over to Chunkhost and enjoy the free VPS.
RBI has given guidelines on ATM Service charges if you use other bank's ATM for your Debit Card. Here is the guideline:
Windows 7 is a little cool feature hidden. Its called as GodMode, this feature helps you in configuring all the setting related to Windows Customization in one place and hence its very useful. To activate it do the following:
Social Memories is a nice application on facebook which creates a book related to your facebook profile, photos and lots more information. It can provide you hard copy book or a Flash version of the book also.
Here are some screen shots:
Creation of Book
I have taken these pics using my Sony Digital Camera. I hope you all will like them.
Yesterday I watched one of the cool movie of 2001, The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. This is one of the cool movie because of its story which is different from others. You can say that the story might raise questions about Free Will but overall it showed the concept of Options and choices.
The story is kind of straight forward, a person loves a girl and he is willing to sacrifice everything for her but a secret bureau "The Adjustment Bureau" is not allowing him to be with the girl. Reason? The Bureau's Chairman has decided a plan for the person in which the girl doesn't fit. So the bureau does everything to stop them. Now it seems easy story isn't it? But the key point here is that the Bureau person's have special powers and infact they are Angels while the Chairman is supposed to be the God. In one scene when Matt Damon asked Anthony Mackie that whether he is chairman then he replied that Chairman is known by many names and you might have met him/her as he/she meets people in disguise.
This movie is a kind of extension of my thought that there are methods by which we can let everyone think that they have been offered choices but we control what they will choose. This is the same with God, he gives us choices but if he wants then he control which choice we make. Then where is the "Free Will".
Do watch this movie if you want to see something new, fast and action paced. Though if you want movies for smashing fight scenes then there are not those kind of scenes in this movie but still its really fast paced movie.
Today I received email from IndiRank about the new update where I received 68 for this blog. The Higher the better. Since this is my first update on Indirank so I am happy to get this rank.
My next target is to make it higher than 75 in next update. I hope I will get it.
Yesterday I was in Bareilly giving Civil Services (P) Examination and that was one of the reasons why I was not actively posting for past some time. This time the pattern of examination has changed, now instead of Subject Paper a paper of reasoning and Data Analysis has introduced. So I needed to give only exam of General Studies and Reasoning (Data Analysis). My General Studies paper didn't went very good but my Reasoning and Data Analysis paper went exceptionally great. And now I am waiting for the result. I am still in doubt of qualifying the exam but due to my Reasoning paper I do have some chance. Now lets see if I am good enough to qualify atleast the Civil Services (Pre).
There are times when you might like to get any file from internet but you don't know from where to get it. When you search on google then you get a lot of results but many of them don't work properly, with properly I mean they have information on the file but no download link, and even there is download link then those links are old or deleted.
Even in Forums you find lots of download links on files hosted at Rapidshare, Megaupload, Hotfile or similar files sharing site but due to inactivity many of these files are deleted. So how to search for those files which are not deleted? Surely you don't want to waste time and bandwidth on searching files which when you try to download is deleted by the Downloading Site?
Here is a solution. In fact it is a website which does deep searching on Internet with the search string you provided for files hosted on Rapidshare, Megaupload, hotfile or similar hosting sites. It also provide you the link where these files were posted.
I was able to locate Windows Mobile Device Center with this website.
If you have Windows mobile and you want to use it with Windows 7 then you will need Windows Mobile Device Center and downloading it from Microsoft can be painful experience. As not everyone likes to run the Windows Validator Tool, Its not related to piracy only but also why anyone has to run validator for free software? and many have found that even after running validator they are unable to download the Windows Device Center. Even I was unable to download the Windows Device Center as the validator was not working properly on my system (I had laptop with Windows 7 OEM). So I searched the web for Windows Mobile Device Center and finally got success. Someone has uploaded the file for everyone to download. So I am sharing the link with you.
Site Link where this file is available : Tci
Download Windows Mobile Device Center 32 Bit
Recently I have found new blogs on craft and am amazed to see that so many Indians are also doing craft work and they are really nice to share their methods and techniques. I have been given chance to write for two blogs and here are links for my guest post over these blogs:
1. At Kalalayaa Artt Club
2. At Craft Supply Shopping Guide
Both blogs contain much more informative posts (more than mine) and do not forget to bookmark those blogs if you are craft lover.
Also for more information on Indian Craft scenario do visit my blog The Craft Zone
Updating a Joomla Installation can be a nightmare, but there is a very small component which makes the update process so simple that any novice user can also update his Joomla Installation.
All you will need to do the following steps to update Joomla:
* Download Update Manager for Joomla from Here : Update Manager
* Install it on your Joomla usings Extensions->Install/Uninstall
* Run the Update Manager from Components->Update Manager
* Follow the onscreen instructions.
* Update of your Joomla Installation will complete within few seconds.
So enjoy updating your Joomla and stay ahead.
I know that this title can raise many eyebrows, but I am sure that in a year or two people will thank me for this post.
I generally do not speak much about MLM as ultimately they all run away with people's money and by now everyone should have learned this, but in recent days I saw a rising trend of people speaking about speakasiaonline.com
Here are some points which I wanted to tell you then you can yourself verify whether Speak Asia is good for you or not?
1. Speakasiaonline.com is a Singapore company but it need to host its mail on rediffmail? Everyone knows that Rediff Mail is an Indian Company with global presence but the majority of Rediffmail pro users are Indians and if anyone from Singapore needs outsourced email then they can easily select gmail but not rediffmail pro.
Here is the DNS Record for Speakasiaonline.com :
For past few months I was making my kid's scrapbook album. I first tried to make it traditional way i.e. using pattern paper then cutting and pasting every element manually, but then I found it difficult to make an album where I can add more pages later. So I purchased a Photo Album (12x12 size) then I added all the scrapbook pages in it.
But then also there was a problem as making every scrapbook page manually took a lot of time and it also didn't stick very fine in the photo album. So to overcome this I decided to create Digital Scrapbook Pages and the print them and fix in my album. For this purpose I used ShabbyPrincess.com scrapbook files.
Now the album looks really beautiful. I am uploading the Digital Pages in low resolution on my Craftzone Blog. You can check them at : My Digital Scrapbook Pages
Today I received my new lot of items I purchased on 23rd March 2011. They are a lot of Clear Acrylic Stamps and Tim Holtz Distress Ink Set of 5. They are really great and worth the money spent. I am still not very good with stamping and now I am trying to work with some projects which involve stamps thus improve my stamping.
However now I have learned the Distress technique. My future projects will have these stamps also :). Stay tuned to my Craft Blog : The Craft Zone
Here is the pic of my latest purchased stamps:
Now I am working on a Craft Blog and a Craft Site, I have set up the design and added some content and also working on to increase the content. Since there I will be updating my Craft Work and other information related to Paper Craft so there is a lot of work to do. Right now I am trying to create atleast one Greeting Card per 2-3 days so that I can update those on my new blog. I am also working on a Kirigami White House, which might complete in this April.
Other than that I will be adding some more content in my website (Adityastar.com) also.
My other plans for the blog are : To start a contest and to start a blog candy (Both for my Craft Blog)
So those who love making Cards and Crafts should stay tuned as I will introduce a contest and a Blog Candy in April 2011.
Now a days TV channels are broadcasting Series on Historical Figures but they mix so much fiction in the facts that the Series no longer stays Historical but it becomes a work of fiction so I hate to watch the current Historical TV Series. Today I was watching some random channel and saw an episode of Chandragupt Maurya, to my horror, the real facts were completely missing in the show and lot of fictional work was included and that too copied from different shows.
In the episode I saw (I watched it for only 10 minutes and couldn't bear it) that the Magadh Emperor Dhanand has organised an open arena, the design of the arena is 80% copy of the Ludos of Batiatus in Spartacus TV Series and the color tone, Audience and the situation shown on the Chandragupt Maurya show was ditto copy of the Spartacus Gladiator scenes.
Now the facts: Indians have Wrestling (called as Kusti) and that too was always friendly, but the scenes shown the Chandragupt Maurya showed what we call fight to death and that too Gladiator style. Also during the reign of Dhanand on Magadh there are no proof at all for such activities. Even in later period also there is no such events. Also in one scene it is shown that King Dhanand has ordered an Archer to kill Kid Chandragupt Maurya, while in realty Dhanand never knew about Chandragupta in the early years.
So if such wrong facts are being showed on TV Channels then how can our younger generation would know real facts. Previously I saw Jhansi Ki Rani which also showed a lot of wrong situations and displayed then as true facts which they are wrong.
I still remember the old days when Serials were informative and they carry real facts rather than fictional creations of writer to get higher TRP.
I loved the old TV Series which were aired on Doordarshan like Chanakya, Tipu Sultan, Mahabharat, Betal Pachchisi, Vikram aur Betal etc. they carried so much of information which enhances knowledge but current TV Serials fill garbage in minds of viewers.
I hope that Censor Board may also impose some regulations regarding providing wrong information on programs which are showing Historical peoples.
What you all think???
For long time I have not posted much on this blog, it was due to a lot of things happening in my life and the most important thing that I wanted to enjoy some time with my Son. He is really a great enjoyment for me.
Also In past few months I have decided to leave all the other works and devote my time to my Business and Craft (Of course Family gets the first priority). I am finishing off my old work and slowly denying new task which other expect me to do for them. It was good helping others but now everyone is getting habit of relying on me without considering my time and comfort. Even in past months I faced some people expecting me do their work and that too by going to their home. Funny... I don't get it, why people expect others to help them at their personal comfort. When anyone is not taking any money from you then atleast look that his work or his time is not being spoiled.
So, long story short, due to these annoying people all those whom I help are on loss. Now I am avoiding everyone who calls me to come to their place to help them. What I am, a Saint? No. I have my own responsibilities and also own life. I will continue to help those who come to me. But who expect me to go to them.... Keep Waiting for life.
Other than that I am planning to start a blog on craft. As these days my total attention is towards Crafting like Paper Craft, Greeting Cards and all kind of Art. I am procuring stuffs which might be helpful in making cool greeting cards. Now I am creating a site, a blog and a facebook page which I will regularly update and give a lot of Prizes and tutorials.
I will post update on The Craft Zone (Thats the name I decided to my craft area) very soon.
Also my posting on this blog may be a little bit low but sooner I will be adding quality content.
Today I stumbled upon a really nice craft blog, its very rare to find any Indian doing craft at large scale especially in North India but I am really impressed with content of this blog and I must recommend anyone who is craft lover to visit this blog.
You will get a lots of Great Ideas.
A Criminal gets the dress of Phantom and creates Havoc in Jungle, even disgraces the reputation of Phantom. Can Phantom prove that he is real?
There is a Singh Pirate who claims that he killed Phantom and he own the Phantom Belt. Can out Phantom save his honor and avenge his father's death?
This was the First Phantom Issue by Indrajal Comics
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Phantom is a comic strip created by Lee Falk, it is supposed to be first costumed Superhero wearing a mask way before Batman and any other Costumed Super Heros of modern time.
The series began with a daily newspaper strip on February 17, 1936, followed by a color Sunday strip on May 28, 1939.
Lee Falk continued work on The Phantom until his death in 1999. As of 2010, the comic strip is produced by writer Tony DePaul and artist Paul Ryan. Previous artists on the newspaper strip include Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy, Bill Lignante, Sy Barry, George Olesen, Keith Williams, Fred Fredericks, and Graham Nolan.
The Story of Phantom
The story of the Phantom started with a young sailor named Christopher Walker. Christopher was born in 1516 in Portsmouth. His father, also named Christopher Walker, had been a seaman since he was a young boy, and was the cabin boy on Christopher Columbus's ship Santa María when he sailed to the Americas. Christopher Jr. became a shipboy on his father's ship in 1526, of which Christopher Sr. was Captain.
In 1536, when Christopher was 20 years old, he was a part of what was supposed to be his father's last voyage. On February 17, the ship was attacked by pirates of the Singh Brotherhood in a bay on the coast of Bengalla. The last thing Christopher saw before he fell unconscious and into the sea was his father being murdered by the leader of the pirates. Both ships exploded, making Christopher the sole survivor of the attack. Christopher was washed ashore on a Bengalla beach, seemingly half dead. He was found by pygmies of the Bandar tribe, who nursed him and took care of him.
Some time later, Christopher took a walk on the same beach, and found a dead body there, whom he recognized as the pirate who killed his father. He allowed the vultures flying around the body to eat its meat, took up the skull of the killer, raised it above his head, and swore an oath:
"I swear to devote my life to the destruction of piracy, greed, cruelty, and injustice, in all their forms! My sons and their sons shall follow me."
After learning the language of the Bandar tribe, Christopher learned that the majority of their people were slaves of the Wasaka, a tribe consisting of what the Bandars called "giants". Immediately, Christopher walked into the village of the Wasaka, and asked them to set the Bandars free. He was taken prisoner and laid before the Demon God of the Wasaka, Uzuki, who was supposed to decide his destiny. Christopher was tied up and laid on an altar made of stone, where vultures surrounded him. Christopher was quickly saved by a group of Bandar before the vultures or the Wasaka could do him any real harm. They managed to escape from the village of the Wasaka unharmed.
Christopher later learned of a Bandar prophecy that featured a man coming from the ocean to save them from their slavery. He made a costume inspired by the look of the Demon God of the Wasaka and went to the Wasaka village again, this time with a small army of Bandar armed with their newly-discovered poisoned arrows, which were capable of killing a man in a few seconds. The Wasaka, shocked at seeing what many of them thought was their Demon God come alive, were fought down, and the Bandars were finally set free after centuries in slavery. This resulted in a dedicated friendship between Christopher and the Bandars, which would be continued in the generations to come after them.
The Bandars showed Christopher to a cave, which resembled a human skull in appearance. Christopher later carved the features out to enhance this. This Skull Cave became his home.
Wearing the costume based on the Demon God, Christopher became the first of what would later be known as the Phantom. When he died, his son took over for him; when the second Phantom died, his son took over. So it would go on through the centuries, causing people to believe that the Phantom was immortal. These people gave him nicknames including "The Ghost Who Walks" and "The Man Who Cannot Die".
In India, Indrajal Comics published Phantom in 60s, 70s and 80s, later on the publishing house was closed down. Now Indrajal Comics of Phantom are very rare to find. Luckily I have got around 100s of Indrajal Comics (Thanks to my father who had a very good collection of Comics and Magazines).
Since now Indrajal Comics are no longer in business and its too much of time since they published the magazine, so I will be sharing some of them here on this blog. As far as I know they are no longer copyright but if they still are then anyone can tell me and I will remove them.
Till then those who still want to see the old days can get them here.
Soon I will post the first comics : The Phantom's Belt
So check back soon.
In the new Page Rank update two of my sites Adityastar.com & Shahjahanpur.info has got PR1, while this blog retained its position of PR1.
I haven't done any work to improve the Page Rank of these sites hence the Page Rank which they got is their own, not due to any SEO work.
Kingfisher has provided a facility on their website where you can do your photoshoot with their model using their online flash interface.
In this you will be given a virtual Camera and a movie clip of around 3 minute playing, you can click photos which you can use for creating your own calendar. Its very easy and you can download the calendar as Wallpapers for your Computer.
Here is one picture which I created using this Service:
There are lots of sites which pay per download and among them one is Duckload.com, its a pretty new site but it has one major advantage which many other sites don't have i.e. they count all the countries.
You can get as much as $25 per thousand downloads of your file.
They have a nice user area and stats display and they pay weekly through paypal.
I have joined recently and I will update how it is going.
Till then for those who want to join here is the link : Duckload.com