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Rock Idols Grand Finale To Be Held in Pune!

The good thing about this amateur rock competition is that you get beer, all sorts of snacks, and in Pune specifically, a good lawn. So you can sit and listen to all your hot favourites being covered – Metallica, Pantera, Korn, Pink Foyd, Iron Maiden, Dream Theatre.. the works. The main attractions this year include Brute Force, and some of ...

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Easter Eggs

Easter is a while away yet – but you can go hunting for some Easter Eggs without moving your butt off the couch. There’s loads of cool stuff that you have no idea about, just hidden away on your DVD by some bored programmer. All you need is a DVD player with the remote and the bunch of DVDs recommended ...

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Banglore Wimaxed

It’s official. Bangalore will be WiMaxed by January 2007. Wi, what? Well, WiMax is the big brother of WiFi. While WiFi hotspots were confined to, say, a Barista or an airport, WiMax extends to large areas of the city. Basically what it means is you can sit in Cubban Park with your girlfriend getting e-mail alerts at the same time. ...

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Orkut Toolbar

Here’s a li’l something to make your Orkutting experience even better. Orkut Toolbar is a Firefox extension that helps you format the text of your posts in the Orkut forums. With Orkut Toolbar, all you need is to type your entire text without any formatting code and then select the desired parts of the text , applying the format using ...

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Big on Craziness

It was [V]’s 13th bithday. From a starting line up of a huge number of Indian and international artists, 13th of January in MMRDA grounds was brighter than any other place within a radius of 500m. The crowd, considering the unusual fact of the entry being free, wasn’t that pleasent nor safe. There was a stampede at the beginning and ...

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Zapak Dissected

‘Games’ and ‘Free’ – two words that’ll grab anyone’s attention. So is Zapak worth that attention? R. Krishna finds out… Have you seen the Zapak advertisement on TV? If you haven’t, then I infer that either your exams are going on, or you are the padaku type who doesn’t watch TV. In which case, the question going through your head ...

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The Next Innings

With advent of Twenty20, brainless pundits are once again declaring the imminent demise of Test cricket. Sreeram Ramchandran paints a totally different picture. ESPN pays 1.1b dollars to show 18 cricket tournaments, an American billionaire invests millions of dollars in local tournament in the West Indies and recovers his money, hot South African women produced jhatkas to Hindi numbers each ...

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NatGeo Inside Week

National Geographic has always stood apart from the mind-numbing tripe on TV. Last time around, their Inside Specials took viewers into the heart of Mecca. And this time, Nat Geo went behind the scenes of the largest Rolling Stones concert ever. And by large, I mean a crowd of 1.5 million, getting their dose of Satisfaction on the shores of ...

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Sony Walkman NW S203F Review

The NW S203F, cylindrical in shape, black, with a brilliant OLED display, hardly looks like an mp3 player (the junta at JAM came up with pretty unparliamentary explanations). But it is. Coupled with the supplied arm band, and an in-built pedometer and calorie meter, it intends to be your workout companion. It takes quite a while to get used to ...

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Monkey Brothers 2

I don’t know what you are out to achieve in this game, ‘cos I never reached the end. Basically you have to toss Monkey Jr. up to the monkey hanging above – a bit like trapeze stunts you see in circuses. The monkey above may either be still (which is easy) or swinging (which can make it really difficult at ...

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