Tangled – the 50th animated feature from Walt Disney® hit the theatres in India this weekend (21st Jan 2011) which is quite late for a film that was released in Nov 2010 in the USA.

This film has garnered positive reviews ever since its release with a high IMDB rating of 8.1 and has been nominated for two Golden Globes including Best Animated Feature.

TangledThe story is largely based on the German fairy tale Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm. Rapunzel is kidnapped by a witch Gothel as a child and is brought up in a isolated high tower. She’s been never out of the tower for 18 years. On the Eve of her 18th birthday she steps out of the tower for the first time to pursue her dreams. The rest of the story deals with the obstacles faced by Rapunzel and Flynn (her rescuer by-chance) and their adventures together. Does it have a happy ending? – As only celluloid can deliver!

“Tangled is damn cute and funny. Its awesome in 3D.”

I am not a fan of animated films, but I loved this one. This movie is very entertaining for adults, and the kids will absolutely go crazy for it!

One of the must-watch movies! Do not miss it in 3D while it is still in theatres.




2010 in review


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.


Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 9 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 88 posts. There were 36 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 1mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 21st with 38 views. The most popular post that day was HP7 (Part 1).

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were mobilestopic.com, twitter.com, swik.net, techpassion.wordpress.com, and americanchoppers.co.cc.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for best twitter client, best twitter clients, angadi theru review, connecting pc to internet through mobile, and robe of righteousness.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


HP7 (Part 1) November 2010


Best Twitter Client February 2010


Connecting PC to Internet through GPRS June 2008


Direct Web Remoting – A Tutorial May 2007
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Angadi Theru Review March 2010



“This aint bad i believe..😉

Hope 2011 gives me lot of musings to blog on..

Thank you readers! Keep Visiting..

Special thanks to WordPress and their helper monkeys!


Happy New Year 2011



Wish you all a happy and blessed New Year 2011

May you be able to keep all your resolutions this 2011

உன்னை அதிசயங்களை காணப் பண்ணுவேன்


Happy New Year 2011



HP7 (Part 1)

–There are NO SPOILERS in this article–

Its time for readers of Harry Potter to flock to the theatres again.. to see another HP movie.. the penultimate one from the HP movie franchise.

My friend who have not read Harry Potter exclaimed at the HP actors, “Are they still acting in these movies?, Its ten years and still…”.

However for fans of Potter it’s a little sad thing as they are coming close to the end of the series.

After I watched the movie today, I just felt one word and that’s – TERRIFIC!

This film exceeded my expectations in all ways.. This was less of a drama and more of a horror / thriller.

The sound effects were especially mind-blowing. You must watch the movie to experience it. Special effects were good as usual. This is the best of the series I liked since HP2.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I 

Its good they split the last book into two parts.. That way they have followed the book closely, chapter by chapter.

In addition some fresh bits have been added to the movie (that which are not in the book) and those are very logical and perfectly synched with the screenplay.

The actors have grown up (obviously) and it irritates me when people call HP as a kid’s movie.. The plot thickens.. Potter, his friends and the magical world face a dire situation (Almost like a world war for them). Hence there is more violence in the movie and it is justified.

While the MPAA has rated the film as PG-13, India’s CBFC has given a ‘A’ rating for the intense violence portrayed in the film (There is nothing very gory but some frightening images and intense action violence). There were lots of kids (under 10) among the audience when I watched. Don’t know how they took it. So viewer discretion is advised.

And there were some viewers who had not read the books and just came to the movie. I came to know that they did not understand anything on what’s going on in the movie.

The movie started with Harry leaving the Dursleys for good and ended  where Voldemort gets the elder wand from the tomb of Dumbledore. It was a riveting watch, never boring and when the movie ended I was asking for more..

This movie is definitely worth watching more than once. I give four and a half stars out of five!



Best Twitter Client


Micro blogging is such a fun. Millions use Twitter around the world. After using a number of Twitter clients, I just thought that It will be useful for somebody if I list out some of the best Twitter medium that is out there.


Web Client:

Twitter Web (http://twitter.com/)

Twitter web has evolved over time. Initially it had problems loading DM’s sent/received page on Chrome. Now it is working fine on IE / Firefox / Chrome. Its easy to see a person’s tweets, friends and followers with less clicks. The only thing I dislike about Twitter web is the inability to scroll down for more tweets. Either there could have been a scrollbar or some pagination.


Twitter Gadget (http://www.twittergadget.com/)

This is my favourite Twitter client when I use a PC. It has really a lot of features to suit diverse tweeps.

  • Can be added as an Gmail Gadget. Tweet right within Gmail.
  • As a Firefox Prism Application. By creating a desktop shortcut, You feel like using a desktop client.
  • Available for Chrome too.
  • Browser Direct – Can be directly viewed like any webpage.

Easy options to Retweet, View Tweets archive for a Tweep, Reply and DM. Also can view the Trending topics and search including hash which is not supported by many other clients.



Desktop client:

 Twitter Gadget (http://www.twittergadget.com/)

As I mentioned above, Twitter Gadget doubles up as a Desktop Client too. I have installed Prism (Addon for Firefox) which allows me to use Twitter Gadget just as I would use a Desktop application. Twitpics are shown in Tooltip as you mouse over the links.



Twirl (http://twhirl.org/)

There are many clients available developed over Adobe AIR. But I like Twirl for its simple looks and great features. It looks like more of a messenger, like Gtalk. It has tabs to view Replies, Self Tweets, and Friend’s Timelines.





Windows Desktop / Sidebar Gadget:

For those who use Windows Operating System, Sidebar gadgets or Desktop Gadgets is such a fascination. There are again several gadgets that are available.

TweetZ (http://bit.ly/tweetz)

TweetZ by Blue Onion Software is the best among the ones I tried. It has a simple sleek look. It has options to Tweets with or without profile picture. A side popup to Tweet. And best of all it uses oAuth and its very secure.


(Image courtesy: TechRavings)





Mobile Web:


Dabr (http://dabr.co.uk/)

Dabr is a mobile web interface to Twitter’s API. It has been described as m.twitter.com on steroids, and tries to provide as much mobile functionality as possible.

It has a nicely tiled layout and has easy options to View Profile, Retweet, DM etc. It also shows twitPics Inline. This is my favourite mobile web client. It sports less network usage and has a attractive UI.


When I use GPRS (In India GPRS is painfully slow and terribly expensive), I simply use Opera Mini (The world’s most popular mobile browser) to connect to Dabr. And it saves cost for me too. Also Opera Mini has the ability to show Unicode fonts even in mobiles that does not support Unicode.




Mobile Application:

Gravity (http://mobileways.de/products/gravity/gravity/)

Gravity is simply the best mobile Twitter client, second to none. It supports Symbian (S60 Platform), S60v3, S60v3, Nokia Phones. It works great on Touch Screen Phones like the Nokia 5800, Nokia 5230, Nokia 5233 etc. It supports Kinetic scrolling on S60v5. It has a tabbed interface and supports images.



Images captured on Camera Mobile can be easily uploaded to TwitPic through this client. It is not a freeware though. It costs 10 USD. But I think its worth it.

The only drawback of Gravity is that it does not display Unicode fonts if that’s not supported by your phone. Network usage is nominal. Also if you use GPRS for any Mobile Applications (Symbian or J2ME) it drains your battery faster. Opera Mini comes to the rescue.

In conclusion, use Gravity if you are on WLAN/3G and use Dabr with Opera Mini if you are on GPRS for Network Connection.

I have not used IPhone/Android/Blackberry.. so cannot comment on Twitter Clients for those phones now🙂


The Serenity Prayer


God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.


The Serenity Prayer is the common name for an originally untitled prayer by the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr . Liked this and was musing on how deep and meaningful the words are. This is a prayer of surrender to  God Almighty!

Happy New Year – 2010





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2. ஆனாலும் என் நாமத்துக்குப் பயந்திருக்கிற உங்கள்மேல் நீதியின் சூரியன் உதிக்கும்; அதின் செட்டைகளின்கீழ் ஆரோக்கியம் இருக்கும்; நீங்கள் வெளியே புறப்பட்டுப்போய், கொழுத்த கன்றுகளைப்போல வளருவீர்கள்.

3. துன்மார்க்கரை மிதிப்பீர்கள்; நான் இதைச் செய்யும்நாளிலே அவர்கள் உங்கள் உள்ளங்கால்களின்கீழ் சாம்பலாயிருப்பார்கள் என்று சேனைகளின் கர்த்தர் சொல்லுகிறார்.



Wish you all a happy and blessed Twenty-Ten!



By the way, Thanks for visiting. Its indeed a pleasure to see the hits steadily increasing! It has increased to more than 2500 in 2009🙂