Thursday, February 28, 2008

Blogger Meet At Hyderabad

01/03/2008 at 16:00

Hyderabad Blogger Meet

There's a Blogger Meet scheduled for this Saturday evening in the city . So all the Hyderabadi Bloggers out there here's a real chance to meet up fellow bloggers. The Event will be held at Microsoft campus full agenda is available at

Things I'm looking forward to in the event :

  1. The Microsoft campus . Last time around when i was in google's campus for BarcampHyd5 i simply loved the google's campus.
  2. There is a Skit - "A day in the life of an IndiBlogger" by IndiBlogger Team in agenda , a skit really sounds interesting.
  3. And Off course meet some experienced bloggers and learn something useful.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Techblues Wins Best Blog Of The Day Award

Blog Awards Winner

Techblues is honoured with the Best Blog Of The Day byBlog Of The Day Awards .Techblues won these award for Tuesday February 26, 2008.Today I got a comment on my blog conforming the award.Thank you Blog Of The Day Awards . This is the first award for Techblues and I believe this is just a beginning and there are many more to come in this wonderful journey of mine called Techblues.

I am actually coming up with a new page element called Achievements and Recognitions on techblues.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Wow! A Jet That Runs On Biofuel

I heard of a biofuel car many times, but was really surprised when I saw this post about a biofuel jet which made a successful test flight, on Washingtonpost .
This Experiment was carried by Virgin Atlantic ( Sir Richard Branson's airline) in collaboration with their partner Boeing on a Boeing 747 jet which flew from London's Heathrow airport to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. This flight was partially fueled with a biofuel mixture of coconut and babassu oil in one of its four main fuel tanks. The jet carried pilots and several technicians, but no passengers.

Although the effectiveness of the biofuels in the battle against global warming is debatable , its a good experiment considering the growing oil prices.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Blogging Workshop by Rashmi Bansal

Last week I attended a workshop on 'blogging' which was a part of there three day fest called Felicity at IIIT Hyderabad. The 'blogging workshop' was conducted by Rashmi Bansal of Youth Curry (She is also the editor and publisher of popular youth magazine called JAM), we had a good interactive session.

Firstly, she did a brief review of all our blogs thanks to IIIT we had a system connected to a projector with internet. She had the following suggestions for my blog:
Ø Reduce the size of the header image, so anyone visiting the page gets to see the content right away. (So the new look of Techblues with out the header image).
Ø Try to improve post frequency.

Secondly, she talked about some of the Indian blogging controversies, especially the one's that she was involved (remember the IIPM controversy).

Believe me she has got a very different way of looking at things (Blogging):
Ø According to her even a general blog which is targeted to build a readership must also be written for your self just like a personal blog, because she feels that only when you are true to that sprit you will attract an audience.
Ø Blog only if it’s fun and challenging to you and not because someone else has a blog or just because it’s the in thing.
Ø The quest for perfection is pointless! Especially in blogs.

This actually changed the way I look at blogging now:
Ø From now on I hope to put a little bit of me in every post on Techblues.
Ø I'll convert more of my ideas to post rather than looking for perfection which has actually reduced my conversion rate (ideas to posts).

Here are just some Quotes by Rashmi Bansal about blogging

"The quest for perfection is pointless! And more so, on a blog. Better post something half baked than keep a perennially cold oven".

"Ultimately blogging is not a popularity contest".

If you just find blogging is no longer fun and neither a challenge then,
"So no big deal - stop blogging! It's not a baby you have to be responsible for, your whole life".

Friday, February 15, 2008


"Apparently, not only did the NSA exist, but it was considered one of the most influential government organizations in the world. It had been gathering global electronic intelligence data and protecting U.S classified information for over half a century. Only 3 percent of Americans were even aware it existed."
These are the lines I remembered when i saw the above video about super computers of NSA (National Security Agency). This NSA is the same organization about which Dan Brown talks in his book “Digital Fortress”.In this book he also talks about NSA's secret machine which according him is the most expensive piece of computing equipment in the world ,capable of breaking any code in minutes.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Just Another Blog

A group blog was at the back of mind for quite some time now as a part of the whole idea,Techblues has been in talks with Sandeep of Techsavvy , Eshwar of REVIEW and SPORTS WORLD and Sri Hari of I'm happy to say that we are in the final stages of talks, i expect to comsummate the talk soon and hope to come out with a good blog.

Mean while i'm also involved in a group blog with Sanjay of BusyBlog this blog is already started ,it also talks about random things as techblues.
Please do visit this blog and do comment on it.
RaNdOm SpIcEs.

Bajaj Small Car

Just two days before the launch of the Tata Motors much hyped car 'NANO' (The People's Car) at Delhi Auto Show 2008, came a surprise from the India's second largest bike manufacturer Bajaj.

Bajaj unveiled a prototype of its 'Lite' concept car in New Delhi .This small will most probably hit road in some where around 2010. Production of this car will be done in collaboration with Nissan and Renault.

The car looks a bit similar to Mauthi's Zen Estillo and Tata Motors new Nano.The most interesting part is the placement of gear rod,it seems to have found a new positioning.
The car has a really flat and bumb rear,except for the rear it a good looking one.
With so many new cars in its segment, the Indian small car segment is really going places.

Related Posts:
Tata Nano Pics.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Are You Comming?

What are your plans for this sunday(16th Feb 2008).Barcamphyderabad 5 the fifth in the serise of barcamps being held at Hyderabad is on 16th Feb 2008. This time the camp is being sponsered by Google and will be held at the Googles latest office in Hyderabad.
If you are a blogger or want to be one this is a chance you don't want to miss to meet up popular bloggers and know more about blogging .
Did i forget to tell you Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration is comming too.I'm really exicted and looking forward to meeting him.

See you at the barcamp.

For registration and other details visit:

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