Does culture Justify eating Dog Meat ?

Dog meat is consumed in a lot of different places around the world, Korea , China,Taiwan,Vietnam,Switzerland, The Arctics,Polynesia,India,Philippines,Nigeria,Mexico,Canada.

Among these Korea, Vietnam and Taiwan have dog meat as part of their everyday Cuisine. Other countries have pockets here and there where people use Dog meat.

Culture is the justification used by most of the people using dog meat. They justify what they are doing by saying that in their culture dogs are used for meat. This is not true even in Korea or Vietnam Dogs are not solely used for meat they are as else where used as pets and guards. The Korean Police even has a dog squad. Dogs trust their masters, and dog farmers are using this very trust to kill these dogs. Dogs get attached to humans easily and therefor they bond with humans and this trust is used by the farmers to kill the dogs easily.

Culture has nothing to do with dog meat, its economics for these farmers dogs are easy to raise compared to other animals require less food per kilogram sold and require less expenditure per kilo than other meats. Another fact is that they have interbred dogs to get easily weight gaining breeds. Another important fact is that dogs are easy to breed. Dogs are also less sensitive to food that is they can be fed almost anything. Veterinary science is much more advance for dogs than meat animals and medicines cheaper.

Culture has the least to do with these. Dogs are called mans best friend for a reason the trust that dogs keep on their masters and vis versa now can exploitation of that trust for economic reason be justified by culture when it has nothing at all to do with culture?
Eating dog meat does not
  • increases a man's sexual virility
  • cure any ailments
  • increase chance of bearing male child
  • increase intelligence
  • make one's soul pure
  • do anything but kill a dog


Slaughtering Birds To Get Government Assistance Justified?

As soon as farmers hear about bird flu they start slaughtering birds in the thousands without even doing preliminary tests. Avian Flu is dangerous agreed but these farmers are not doing it for that reason, they spread the news themselves using their media connections and false reports and then they slaughter their birds in thousands and they make sure they slaughter the cheapest of their lots (like egg laying batches etc).

This is done so as to get the monetary benefits third world Governments are offering farmers. This is usually done when the meat prices are in season lows. Most third world governments are offering monetary compensation to farmers so that they do not hesitate to destroy their birds.

The farmers are usually non nationalities with high influences. They use their influence to make a false alert situation in these countries and utilise this to get monetary benefits and other tax benefits from the local government. This also has another effect of putting people into false alert and creating a situation of panic which are utilised by fraudulent medicine companies by offering vaccines. Which mostly don't work and is not necessary because there is no threat situation.

This situation is created by the fact that news spreads very slowly in such countries and people are usually alerted only when the whole deal is over. Knowing this fact these farmers and medicine companies are cheating the already poor and downtrodden populations of many African and Asian countries.

This situation can change if the authorities of these countries would stop supporting such tricksters and make sure that people are kept informed about the situation.

Dont let the Box Be your precious one's Baby Sitter

Its often that you see toddlers, who have barely started talking, imitating popular dialogues and scenes from television. Are parent justified in any way? for letting their children into the commercialised and unmonitored world of television at a time when they should be bonding and understanding the real world

The usual reason parent give for leaving their toddlers in front of the Box is that it keeps them engaged and thus giving the parent the freedom to do their activities in peace.

The negative effects that this has on the child is numerous. The period from 9 months to 3 years are crucial to any child's life, this period is associated to basic character formation, motor skill development, muscle strengthening and lot of other important growth related factors that influence the child entire life.

The child motor skills development is affected in very adverse ways, once the child starts getting interested in the Box, it will be easier for the child to concentrate on the moving pictures and sounds the Box produces than to try and learn new motor skills. Studies have shown delayed walking and other motor skill having direct relation to the Box.

Such children also tend to be obese from an younger age due to physical inactivity.

The Box also induces unrealistic thoughts into the child's innocent mind. They are also exposed to Violence and other inappropriate material.

Such children also lack emotional attachments as they are more used to the artificial emotions that they encounter on TV(This is for the older group above 2). They also relate more to television than real life because the Box becomes an important part of their life that too early in life. Thus such children will lack proper understanding of life as it is. They also tend to believe that what they see on TV is real.

Most toddlers do live in a made up world of imagination ,but these children lack the ability to imagine for them selves and thus impairing mental growth and resulting in lower IQ levels later on in life.

The worst of all problems is the high chance of addiction to the Box seen in such children later on in life. These children also have very little bonding to their parents. The child bonds with its parents the most at this age and this is completely lost.

The Box has heavy psychological influence on the viewer to make the viewer decide what they like and don't. Such children as they grow become complete slaves to commercial and political influences the Box can exercise thus creating a generation that has very little decision power.

Parents should take this issue seriously and make sure that the BOX NEVER BECOMES THEIR CHILD'S BABY SITTER. Also for older children the amount of time spent in front of the Box should be never more than 3 hours a day(preferably less)


Study proves That dressing does not cause rape.

By the words of many Indian Moral Guides (or moral Police as they are called) Women are inviting rape by dressing in sexually provocative dress. Now a study conducted by NGO's working for women welfare has come up with these results:

They have found that there was no pattern in the dresses worn by rape victims.

The age group of the rape victim showed no pattern.

The location was most important. Usually the location is a place where the rapist would feel safe and undetectable in his act of crime.

The NGO's used a specially developed assessment system to detect how sexually frustrated the Indian mail was. This involved the use of popular social networking sites, chatting clients, calls to random mobile numbers etc. The test was done by first initiating a conversation on any of these mediums. Then the sexual frustration was measured by calculating the time an individual male took to make a sexual advance. Surveys where also conducted to normalise the results.
The results showed that the average Indian Male was very sexual frustrated.

Now they have also collected a whole lot of dresses that women where wearing when they where subjected to any kind of sexual abuse.

The reason for the Indian Males sexual frustration is that sex is Taboo. This is not how always sex has been in the Indian Culture. This is the result of the Neo Indian culture that has developed through the 20th century. Serious steps owe to be taken by the government so as to make the Indian male less sexually frustrated.

Bull PENIS for DInner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK i love Chinese food but i cant even think about eating any kind of penis for dinner!!!
This one is about an Asian delicacy made out of Bull Penis. Heard about stuff made out of Bull testicles but this is where the urine comes from and this is what he uses to copulate.

OK it goes like this. The best Bull penis is bought by the cook from the local market , remember its priced by the length(3 feet+),color , freshness etc. Now this is brought back to the kitchen the first and most important part of the deal is cleaning the urinary tract this is done with water first and then with vinegar. Now the cleaned penis is to be cut , the best part of it is the head that gets the most blood flow this is like usually given to the most important guest. And so goes the tale. These are prepared by the most experienced chefs only.

I do not think eating an animals genitals can be fun or tasty or anything of the sort that would be positive so why do people do it? The reason is simple its a complex of wanting to do big things a bull is a big animal and a penis is something that is considered very important so eating its penis gives people a feeling of having done something big or gives them something to brag about. Its not the taste its not a common food even in Asia its in fact a delicacy that only the Emperor had in the past
Should we be so narrow minded ? The question remains.

Tigers Bieng Fed Live Cow For Entertainment

This is not entertainment

This picture shows tiger's feasting on a cow that was fed to them for entertainment of the onlookers in Harbin, China. Not to satisfy their hunger but for paid entertainment. This is not NATURE this is CRUELTY FOR ENTERTAINMENT. The fact that Feeding a cow would cost onlookers 200$ or more and for a chicken in the range of 5 $. I am in no way against china or its people. I love china have been intrigued by its culture and amazed by its architecture and love Chinese food but I personally cant stand this. When i saw this on TV I thought it was just a publicity stunt by the channel but search on Google returned a lot. This is not Fair Chinese authorities should stop this. A country with such deep culture should not stoop to these levels for money. This is simply not right. Leave you comment and check back for more news on this post.Remember these are not wild tigers feeding on a wild cow. These are tigers being fed wild cows for entertainment. React we have otherwise they will continue this brutality. Post your opinions here and if you find any information about the same please do post them so that we can be well informed on this. Let us not keep our mouths shut remembers these are animals and they cant talk for themselves we will have to talk for them.
I will be updating if i get more information please dont hesitate to post links or other information that you might find.
I Have found a video on you tube that states this to be true. This is disturbing and should be watched caution.

Follow Up on The Great Indian Bustard

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Close on the heels of reports about declining tiger numbers in Rajasthan, now comes the alarming news that the Great Indian Bustard population has declined to 500 due to poaching and shrinking habitats

The IUCN passed a resolution requesting the Indian government to initiate Project Bustard, along the lines of Project Tiger, a suggestion backed by other wildlife organisations. Project Tiger and Project Elephant have shown that by identifying an indicator species and focusing attention on it and its habitat, an array of threatened species and habitats can be protected.

But as of now nothing is being done. We need more momentum. The world needs to know that nothing is being done. The number is going down quick. The worst part is that the number of birds in zoos etc are also low. Due to this fact if we loose the wild population the chances of getting it back is close to Nil.

The Indian Government is not taking it seriously it can be show by the fact that many public interest litigation returned the explanation that :

"Number of steps are being taken to protect the species, which has been placed in schedule one of the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972"

which by itself is an archaic set of rules. We will be running another campaign soon to get the international and the national community to recognise this fact.

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP):

No Habitat Conservation Plans exist for the Great Indian bustard.

No petitions on Bastard
Safe Harbor Agreements (SHA):

No Safe Harbor Agreements exist for the Great Indian bustard.

Candidate Conservation Agreements (CCA):

No Candidate Conservation Agreements exist for the Great Indian bustard.

Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA):

No Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances exist for the Great Indian bustard.

A Bird that is Going Extinct in India

The Great Indian Bustard

Is on a free fall to extinction. The bird is not receiving enough attention so that enough funds be allocated for saving it from extinction . The main reason for the seriously fast reducing population is the reduction in its habitat.It is already locally extinct from almost 90 per cent of its former range and has virtually disappeared from three sanctuaries created especially for its protection.The bustard prefers dry, short grasslands where the vegetation is below its eye level (less than one metre high). A terrestrial creature, it avoids dense grasslands that hamper its movement.Karera a 202 sq. km. sanctuary that was established in 1981 and included 22 villages from the Karera tehsil in the Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh has less than 10 birds left within it.Across India, the signs of a national bustard disaster are visible. And if forest departments are not persuaded to change their conservation strategies, it will soon be too late to save the species.

What can we do to save the Bustard?

Bring this problem to the worlds notice

If there are people capable of making a difference reading this let them try and make a difference

Post ideas here as comments so that it can be forwarded to the Indian Forest department as suggestions.(Don't know if they will listen due to the bureaucracy but we could try)

Remember the bustard is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

There are a million species going extinct then why bother ? Remember we are not sure about that statistic about a million species going extinct, even if it is true shouldn't we at least try to save a few ? isn't it happening because of us ?

How You’re Wasting Fuel When You Think You’re Saving It!!!

With the price of Crude up over 40% .People are trying to find ways to save money on fuel.

Many of these ideas are useful and worth the extra effort - adjusting your commuting time, cleaning out your car’s trunk, turning off your car at stop lights that would take more than a minute - many of these ideas will actually waste fuel and money.

Driving on the highway with their windows down to avoid using the air conditioner.

We all are under the illusion that the AC uses up the most Fuel. That is not exactly true when your commuting on the highways. This is because of the fact that aerodynamic drag takes up a lot more power than our modern car Ac's which are lot more efficient than their predecessors. So when commuting on the highway don't try to save by switching off the AC.

Driving with their Pick Up’s tailgate down.

People come to the impression that when their Pick Ups Tailgate is up it provides a Aerodynamic drag thus reducing efficiency. The opposite is actually true. When a pick ups tailgate is up, a “protective air bubble” will form in the area which actually makes it a little more aerodynamic; when the tailgate is down, this bubble disappears and mileage gets worse.

Accelerating extremely slowly.

Many people think that the slower they accelerate, the better mileage they’re going to get. Unfortunately, extremely slow acceleration can load your engine and make it less efficient thus wasting fuel. So, always drive your car in a normal medium. That is a speed that would be as near to the speed limit as possible. Speed limits in most countries are set with efficiency considerations too.

Warming your car to run more efficiently.

Warming up your car isn't necessary for most cars today. No matter how efficient your car is, unnecessary idling wastes fuel, costs you money, and pollutes the air.

Using After market Fuel efficiency enhancers.

Most of them are just scams and would mostly result in you wasting your money or worse result in your mileage going down.

Car Pooling Some times if done inefficiently wastes gas and money.

If the call pooling routes are not charted properly or if inefficient cars are used for pooling etc this actually might result in people wasting fuel and money.

You can never be faulted for trying to save fuel, but these above considered methods wouldn't work. Look at this blog soon for a list of methods that work.


DIGG is widely told by Indians, Pakistanis and Chinese to be Racist in nature. Now a study shows from data collected from an Internet survey that Digg users from these countries are usually banned when they post content saying that they are spamming, the most interesting fact is that they claim that when an American contact posts the same content it gets promoted. It is also claimed that Digg super promotes articles that they want to support. This confirms the popular claim that Digg is influencing people in wrong manner by making some irrelevant articles or websites go to the top for their personal benefits. Some users even went to the extent of claiming that Digg was taking money for bring up results.

This type of manipulation of Internet users is just not right because they are trying to give out an image that they are actually driven by users when they are not. A study showed a NIT C student group registering as an American user and then as an Indian user they used peers in America to get American IP. Then the group posted links from the same site multiple time from the two account. In a days time the Indian account was blocked with no explanation, and two posts from the American account made to front page.
The posts that made to the top:-

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World's worst industrial disaster killed 7,000 23 years on-still no justice to Survivors

World's worst industrial disaster

The Bhopal Disaster took place in the early hours of the morning of December 3, 1984, in the heart of the city of Bhopal, India, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It was caused by the release of 27 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas from a Union Carbide India, Limited pesticide plant owned by Union Carbide. The International Medical Commission on Bhopal was established in 1993 to respond to the disaster.

A log of what happened follows(The story of what happened follows the log):--

Twenty years after the world's worst industrial disaster killed 7,000 people, maimed thousands for life, and eventually claimed at least 15,000 more lives, the survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy still await justice.
Union Carbide Corporation has washed its hands off the case, and the Government of India is not pushing too hard.
So where does that leave the victims?
All they have got to show for their endless padyatras, dharnas and hunger strikes is money from the American multinational that is not enough to even cover their medical bills. presents a ready reckoner to the Bhopal victims' quest for justice:
December 2-3, 1984: Methyl isocynate gas leaks from the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, killing 2,000 people instantly.
December 4, 1984: The Bhopal police files its first information report.
December 7, 1984: Union Carbide Chairman Warren Anderson, the prime accused, and eight others are arrested. Anderson is released on bail of Rs 25,000.
December 1, 1987: The Central Bureau of Investigation files chargesheets against Anderson and 11 others including Union Carbide (USA), Union Carbide (Eastern) Hong Kong, and Union Carbide India Limited, the Indian subsidiary.
Summons are served on Anderson and Union Carbide.
July 6, 1988: The Bhopal chief judicial magistrate issues a non-bailable arrest warrant against Anderson for repeatedly ignoring summons.
February 14-15, 1989: While the issue of interim compensation is being heard before the Supreme Court, Union Carbide and the Indian government strike a deal, under which the company pays a compensation of $470 million. In return, criminal charges are withdrawn against the company.
February-March 1989: The Bhopal Gas Peedith Mahila Udyog Sanghatan, the Bhopal Gas Peedith Sangharsh Sahayog Samiti and other concerned groups file of a number of review and writ petitions in the Supreme Court against the settlement.
October 3, 1991: The Supreme Court revokes criminal immunity granted to Union Carbide and all other accused in response to the review and writ petitions.
The court also orders the government to construct a 500-bed hospital for the victims. Union Carbide and UCIL are asked to pay money to construct the hospital and run it for eight years.
November 11, 1991: Criminal cases against all the accused are revived in the Bhopal court.
January 1, 1992: Proclamation for Anderson's appearance is published in The Washington Post.
February 1, 1992: After ignoring four court summons, Anderson is declared a fugitive. Union Carbide and UCE also are proclaimed absconders.
February 21, 1992: A chief judicial magistrate's proclamation is published in The Washington Post declaring Union Carbide an absconder and ordering it to appear before court on March 27, 1992.
April 30, 1992: The chief judicial magistrate attaches the shares and properties of UCIL held by Union Carbide.
May 22, 1992: The chief judicial magistrate commits the case to trial after separating three of the 12 accused who are proclaimed as absconders -- Anderson, Union Carbide and UCE.
October 1992: The Permanent People's Tribunal on Industrial Hazards and Human Rights holds its session in Bhopal and recommends the setting up of an International Medical Commission on Bhopal.
January 7 to 25, 1994: The IMCB is formed as 14 medical specialists from 11 countries come together to deliberate on the long-term medical care of the victims.
September 1996: The Supreme Court dilutes charges against UCIL's Indian managers, partly on grounds that culpability lies with Union Carbide.
August 1999: Union Carbide announces a merger with Dow Chemical Company.
November 1999: Several individual victims and survivors' organisations file a class action suit against Union Carbide and Anderson in a federal court in New York.
August 2000: Federal Judge John F Keenan dismisses the suit. Lawyers acting for the plaintiffs appeal.
February 2001: Union Carbide merges with Dow Chemicals and Dow claims it is not responsible for a factory it didn't operate.
November 2001: US Second Circuit Court of Appeals reinstates parts of the class action suit.
May 24, 2002: The CBI requests the Bhopal magistrate to dilute the charges against Anderson, from 'culpable homicide' to 'criminal negligence.'
August 28, 2002: The magistrate reaffirms the charges and demands Anderson's extradition.
August 29, 2002: Greenpeace visits Anderson at his home and hands him an arrest warrant.
March 18, 2003: Judge Keenan again throws out the suit.
March 25, 2003: Three survivors' groups hold a press conference in Bhopal and announce that they will appeal the decision. May-June 2003: The government conveys its request for Anderson's extradition to the US.
October 18, 2003: US Congressmen file an amicus brief with the Second Circuit, Court of Appeals.
March 9, 2004: The Reserve Bank of India through an affidavit confirms that it has more than Rs 1,505 crore (Rs 15.05 billion) left in the compensation fund.
March 17, 2004: The Second Court of Appeals rules that the victims are entitled to pursue claims against Union Carbide.
April, 2004: All the pre-trial hearings in New York are transferred from Judge Keenan's court to Judge Pitman's court.
July 13, 2004: The US government rejects Anderson's extradition request. The rejection is on technical grounds like non-framing of charges against him in Bhopal.
July 19, 2004: The Supreme Court orders the government to distribute the balance of compensation remaining from Union Carbide's settlement amount (Rs 1,503 crores) among the survivors whose claims are settled.
October 26, 2004: The Supreme Court approves a plan for the distribution of Rs 1,567 crores -- Rs 1,503 crores with interest accrued -- among 5.72 lakh victims.

Even to date the survivors with serious disabilities are not compesated.

In the early morning hours of December 3, 1984, a holding tank with 43 tonnes of stored MIC overheated and released toxic heavier-than-air MIC gas mixture, which rolled along the ground through the surrounding streets. The transportation system in the city collapsed and many people were trampled trying to escape. According to the Bhopal Medical Appeal, around 500,000 people were exposed to the leaking chemicals. Approximately 20,000, to this date, are believed to have died as a result; on average, roughly one person dies every day from the effects. Over 120,000 continue to suffer from the effects of the disaster, such as breathing difficulties, cancer, serious birth-defects, blindness, gynaecological complications and other related problems. According to the report "The Bhopal Medical Appeal - What Happened in Bhopal?", It is believed that 50,000 people are unable to work because of their debilitating ailments.[verification needed]
Union Carbide, on their Bhopal Information Center website, maintain that “approximately 3,800 died”, while 40 people have permanent disabilities and 2,800 have “partial disabilities”.The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, however, claim that these figures are derived from an affidavit submitted to the Indian Supreme Court on 12th July 1990. This affidavit was apparently based on only roughly 15% of medical evaluations; the Indian Supreme Court would hear, in 1991, that 495,000 people had been classified as injured (22,000 permanently disabled, 3,000 seriously, and another 8,500 temporarily disabled). Even today, according to the campaign, evaluation continues: 15,000 death claims and more than 560,000 injury claims have so far been granted.
The campaign also suggests that “official figures only tell part of the story”, as many injury and death claims have been “denied arbitrarily”. It is also difficult to demarcate which deaths can be attributed to the incident directly. The Indian Council for Medical Research reported that, in 1988 alone, approximately 2,500 extra deaths had occurred in places affected by the disaster. In 1997, according to the Madhya Pradesh Department of Gas Relief and Rehabilitation, an extra 665 deaths occurred in the same areas.
The majority of deaths and serious injuries were related to pulmonary edema, but the gas caused a wide variety of other ailments. Signs and symptoms of methyl isocyanate exposure normally include cough, dyspnea, chest pain, lacrimation, eyelid edema, and unconsciousness. These effects might progress over the next 24 to 72 hours to include acute lung injury, cardiac arrest, and death. Because of the hypothesized reactions that took place within the storage tank and in the surrounding atmosphere, it is thought that apart from MIC, phosgene, and hydrogen cyanide along with other poisonous gases all played a significant role in this disaster.
Information on the exact chemical mixture was never provided by the company, but blood and viscera of some victims showed cherry-red color characteristic in acute cyanide poisoning. A series of studies made five years later showed that many of the survivors were still suffering from one or several of the following ailments: partial or complete blindness, persistent respiratory problems, gastrointestinal disorders, impaired immune systems, post-traumatic stress disorders, and menstrual problems in women. A rise in spontaneous abortions, stillbirths, and offspring with genetic defects was also noted. In addition, a BBC investigation conducted in November 2004 confirmed that contamination is present in drinking water, as well as in the abandoned chemical factory site and the former chemical dumping grounds of the factory.
Recognizing the dire need of the gas victims, the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal met in 1992 and recommended that an international medical commission provide an in-depth independent assessment of the situation in Bhopal. The International Medical Commission on Bhopal (IMCB) was thus constituted with 14 professionals from 12 countries who were chosen on the basis of their medical expertise and experience in environmental health, toxicology, neurology, immunology, and respiratory medicine. At the request of Carbide gas victim organizations, the IMCB conducted a humanitarian visit to India in January 1994 to contribute in any way possible to the relief of the victims and to suggest ways to in which such catastrophic accidents could be prevented in the future or their effects mitigated.

Google's photo screensaver A great Tool

Google's photo screensaver

This program lets you display photos from a lot of online sources as your screen saver. This can be online Rss , your web album or a million other things.

If you can't find MediaRSS feeds to add, Framechannel lets you create a feed from more than 200 channels of photos that include NASA's photo of the day, travel pictures, images from National Geographic, news and weather. You have to create an account, select your favorite content and copy the URL of your feed. Then add the feed to Google's screensaver. The cool thing is that the URL of the feed remains the same even if you add or remove a channel.

This comes as a part of the google pack.

Vundoo is back Norton,Housecall and many other antiviruses fail to even detect

Trojan.Vundo is a component of an ad ware program that downloads and displays pop-up advertisements. It is known to be installed by visiting a Web site link contained in a spammed email.

This is an old bug but there are new variants running around recently i had Norton running on my system got infected but it did not detect. Then installed Pc doc no use there too. Then finally went to House call and tried no use there too. Thus i concluded that this must be a new version.

The typical infection used to have a prompt like the one shown below.

But in my case nothing like that appeared.

While having the Vundo virus, infectees will notice a slight or large amount of memory being used at set times and/or randomly throughout the day. Pop-ups will tell you that your system is infected and that your performance is deteriorating, and that you must download a program (usually WinAntiVirusPro or SysProtect) to fix this. But due to some reason the pop ups where bieng blocked or the servers they where trying to connect where down. I opened up my fire wall and tried then also they where not displaying anything but failure returns. But some pop ups did work and most of them pointed to WinAntiVirus .

The program downloaded itself is a virus as well. The pop-ups will normally occur through Internet Explorer, but will also seek through to your Default Browser if it is open(in my case FireFox)

The process is a hidden service that is started when the operating system is loaded. There are many hidden files that appear with the Vundo virus. Sometimes, some virus removal programs will remove some of these hidden files but not the actual dll in my case most anti viruses dint see a single infected file meaning the file name have been changed or modified or that this is a new strain.

Windows having a "System File Missing" yellow bubble pop up (on Windows XP) that appears almost in randomly set intervals of 1-8 seconds. and some error messages when loading Windows saying the exact same thing.

Many tools and programs have been written to remove Vundo, although the Trojan's authors often release new versions. Vundo creates a DLL file in the Windows system directory and writes registry entries causing Windows to inject the file into winlogon.exe. This makes it very difficult to remove. In my case most tools did not work

Removing outdated versions of Sun Java used to prevent the infection but that too is not valid any more.

For me VundoFix did not work it was blocked through winlogon

VirtumundoBegone also failed for me it too did not help.

ComboFix helped not that dint last long the strain came back in less than 24 hrs. Finally i backed up my files and reinstalled windows.

Be very care full it is out again and this one is really really irritating. This one is not detected any antivirus i tried.

Cops use Orkut to track murderer

Mumbai: "A caring and loving guy, amazing, awesome and friendly" - these were the words Kaushambi Layek used to describe the man who police say killed her in cold blood.

Twenty-four-year-old Manish Thakur, a naval officer based in Goa, has now been arrested for allegedly shooting Kaushambi, his girlfriend, in Hotel Sun-n-Sheel in Andheri.

Mumbai Police say Thakur's profile on Orkut, the social networking site, helped them zero in on him.

Kaushambi and Manish went to the same school in Jharkhand and were reportedly dating each other since school days. Kaushambi then moved to Mumbai for a job, and Thakur used to come down from Goa often to visit her.

Kaushambi's family is distraught and are alleging blackmail.

Meanwhile, well wishers are pouring in onto Kaushambi's site on Orkut to offer their condolences, even as the Naval authorities in Goa are handing Manish over to the Mumbai police for further investigation.

HRD hopes to make $10 laptops a reality already at 47$.

Having rejected Nicholas Negroponte’s offer of $100 laptops for schoolchildren, HRD ministry’s idea to make laptops at $10 is firmly taking shape with two designs already in and public sector undertaking Semiconductor Complex evincing interest to be a part of the project.

So far, the cost of one laptop, after factoring in labour charges, is coming to $47 but the ministry feels the price will come down dramatically considering the fact that the demand would be for one million laptops. “The cost is encouraging and we are hopeful it would come down to $10. We would also look into the possibility of some Indian company manufacturing the parts,” an official said. The two designs with the ministry are from a final year engineering student of Vellore Institute of Technology and a researcher from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Due to reasons of Intellectual Property Rights being insisted by the two designers, the ministry is not parting with the design except giving out some of the major details. The laptop would be made on a single board which would make it easy to find faults and rectify it, say sources. A meeting of industry and academia is to take place in IISc, Bangalore, later this month to go through the two designs and invite more suggestions. Simultaneously, HRD ministry has been told by Semiconductor Complex, a Chandigarh-based PSU, that it would like to be part of the project. HRD ministry wants the company to get involved in the fabrication of laptops.

Six anchor groups set up by the ministry to be in touch with experts in critical areas and remove bottlenecks have been meeting regularly. Institutions like IITs and IISc have been identified as anchor institutions for the project and have been entrusted with the task of research and development of cheap laptops. Sources say it would be another two years before the laptops become a reality. “We do not want to rush into it. Many issues remain to be resolved like royalty to the designer after the design is patented. Prototyping would also take time. We would even conduct destructive testing and create a proper maintenance network,” said one official. Ministry sources also say that it has received offers from MNCs, but none of them was adhering to the $10 cost tag.

The below was an offer that HRD got but rejected

XO-1 (laptop)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quanta Computers
802.11b/g /s wireless LAN3 USB 2.0 portsMMC/SD card slot
Operating System
Fedora Core-based (Linux)
built-in video camera (640×480; 30 FPS)
1 GB flash memory
NiMH battery pack
AMD Geode LX700@0.8W + 5536
dual-mode 19.1 cm/7.5" diagonal TFT LCD 1200×900

The XO-1, previously known as the $100 Laptop or Children's Machine, is a proposed inexpensive laptop computer intended to be distributed to children around the world, especially to those in developing countries, to provide them with access to knowledge and modern forms of education. The laptop is being developed by the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) trade association. OLPC is a U.S. based, non-profit organization created by faculty members of the MIT Media Lab to design, manufacture, and distribute the laptops.
The rugged and low-power computers will contain flash memory instead of a hard drive and will use Linux as their operating system.Mobile ad-hoc networking will be used to allow many machines Internet access from one connection.
The laptops will be sold to governments and issued to children by schools on a basis of one laptop per child. Pricing is currently expected to start at around US$135–175 and the goal is to reach the US$100 mark in 2008. Approximately 500 developer boards (Alpha-1) were distributed in summer 2006; 875 working prototypes (Beta 1) were delivered in late 2006; 2400 Beta-2 machines were distributed at the end of February 2007; full-scale production is expected to start in mid-2007. Quanta Computer, the project's contract manufacturer, said in February, 2007 that it had confirmed orders for one million units. They indicated they could ship 5 million to 10 million units this year because seven nations have committed to buy the XO-1 for their schoolchildren, including Argentina, Brazil, Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Thailand and Uruguay.
The OLPC project has stated that a consumer version of the XO laptop is not planned.[4] However, Quanta will be offering machines very similar to the XO machine on the open market.

All About Mumbai Airport

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

(IATA: BOM, ICAO: VABB), formerly Sahar International Airport, is an airport in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. RIAF Santacruz was a defence airfield of the Royal Indian Airforce RIAF during World War 2 and was entrusted in the 1950s (after India gained independence from Britain) to the Public Works Department, and subsequently the Civil Aviation Ministry of the Government of India. It was named after the suburb of Santacruz where the airfield was located. Santacruz Airport long remained the name well into the 1980s until the new international terminal went into operation at nearby Andheri. Even today, the domestic terminals 1-A and 1-B are commonly known as Santacruz airport.
The airport, spread notionally over an operational area of 1450 acres (but actually as low as 1000 acres), serves as India's biggest international and domestic hub. Besides, it serves the metropolitan area of the city of Mumbai and the terminals are physically located in the suburbs of Santacruz and Sahar. The airport was formerly known as Sahar International Airport as it was located in the then village of Sahar in the suburb of Andheri. It was recently renamed after the 17th century Maratha Emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhonsle.

The New Phase
In line with its vision of making the Mumbai Airport, Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL), the joint venture between GVK-SA consortium and THE Airports Authority of India, has a master plan for Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
The master plan has been designed to expand and upgrade the infrastructure at CSIA to cater to traffic of 40 million passengers and one million tonnes of cargo annually. It encapsulates a blueprint for a major transformation of the airport by 2010.
The project cost till 2010 will be Rs. 5,200 crore, which is to be financed through a debt-equity mix of 80:20. The debt is being tied up with Indian institutions led by UTI Bank and IDBI Bank.'
The implementation of the master plan will be in two main stages — the Interim Phase to be completed by 2008 and the Phase I to be completed by 2010. The Interim Phase envisages refurbishing Terminal 2B, revamp of Terminal 1A, setting up of a temporary cargo facilities and upgradation of airside runway facilities and multi-level car parks.
In Phase I, a brand new terminal building (T2) will come up at Sahar to cater to international and domestic passengers, a dedicated link from the Western Express Highway and building of new cargo facilities.



Terminal 1-A(Domestic)
Go Air (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Srinagar) Indian (Domestic) (Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Madurai, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam) Kingfisher Airlines (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mangalore, Srinagar)

Terminal 1-B (Domestic)
Air Sahara (Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna, Varanasi) Air Deccan (Aurangabad, Bhavnagar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kochi, Kolkata, Nagpur, Raipur, Rajkot, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara) Jet Airways (Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Nagpur, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara) SpiceJet (Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad)

Terminals 2-A (International)
Air Arabia (Sharjah) All Nippon Airways (Tokyo-Narita) [begins September 1, 2007] Alitalia (Milan-Malpensa) Austrian Airlines (Vienna) British Airways (London-Heathrow) Cathay Pacific (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Dubai, Hong Kong) Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, New York-JFK) El Al (Tel Aviv) Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi) Finnair (Helsinki) [begins June 2007] Gulf Air (Bahrain, Muscat) Indian (International) (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Dubai, Sharjah) Jazeera Airways (Kuwait) Jet Airways (Brussels [starts August 5, 2007], London-Heathrow, Newark [begins August 5, 2007], San Francisco [begins October 2007], Singapore, Shanghai-Pudong [begins October 2007]) Kenya Airways (Nairobi) Kuwait Airways (Kuwait) Lufthansa (Frankfurt) Northwest Airlines (Amsterdam, Seattle/Tacoma) Oman Air (Muscat) Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi) Qantas Airways (Darwin, Singapore, Sydney) Qatar Airways (Doha) Saudi Arabian Airlines (Dammam, Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh) SriLankan Airlines (Colombo, Karachi) Swiss International Air Lines (Zurich) Virgin Atlantic (London-Heathrow)

Terminal 2-C (International)

(Moscow-Sheremetyevo) Air France (Paris-Charles de Gaulle) Air India (Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Chennai, Chicago-O'Hare, Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Fujairah, Goa, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Jakarta, Jeddah, Kochi, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Muscat, Nairobi, New York-JFK, Newark, Osaka-Kansai, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Riyadh, Salalah, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, Tokyo-Narita, Toronto-Pearson) Air India Express (Abu Dhabi, Singapore (by 2007)) Air Mauritius (Mauritius) Continental Airlines (Newark) [begins October 02, 2007] EgyptAir (Cairo, Kuala Lumpur) [begins June 2, 2007] Emirates (Dubai) EVA Air (Taipei-Taiwan Taoyuan) Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa) Iran Air (Tehran-Mehrabad) Korean Air (Seoul-Incheon) Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur) Royal Jordanian Airlines (Amman) Royal Nepal Airlines (Kathmandu) Singapore Airlines (Singapore) Scandinavian Airlines (Copenhagen) [Start, soon} South African Airways (Johannesburg) Thai Airways International (Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi) Turkish Airlines (Istanbul-Atatürk) Yemenia (Aden, Sanna)
Air France Alitalia Blue Dart British Airways World Cargo Cathay Pacific Cargo FedEx Emirates Sky Cargo Etihad Crystal Cargo Ethiopian Airlines EVA Air Cargo Korean Air Cargo Lufthansa Cargo Shanghai Airlines Singapore Airlines Cargo SriLankan Airlines Cargo UPS

"If you do not milk the cow fully, it falls sick"-Lalu Prasads words of wisdom at IIM-A

When Yadav took over, the Indian Railways was a loss-making organization. The Rakesh Mohan Committee (headed by Rakesh Mohan, secretary, department of economic affairs) had termed it a 'white elephant' and predicted that it was destined to hit Rs 61,000 crore (Rs 610 billion) in bankruptcy by 2015. The only solution seemed to be privatization.

Defying all these predictions, the Railways booked a surplus of 110 billion rupees (U$2.47 billion). Lalu Prasad Yadav is now credited with engineering the financial turnaround of Indian Railways, that was on the verge of bankruptcy before his appointment to the office. What makes his performance commendable is that he has left passenger fares untouched and has found several other profitable sources of revenue for the Railways. he improved on his first year's performance by stating a profit of 14000 crores with decreased freight and unchanged passenger fares in 2006..then in 2007 budget, he increased the profit level to 20000 crores with introduction of cushion seats in all unreserved compartments

He announced this turnaround during his Budget-Speech-06-07 in these words:

“ Sir, I take pride in informing this House that in the first nine months of the year 2005-06, the Railways’ output has been record breaking. The growth in freight loading is 10% and in freight revenues it is over 18%. Based on the trends up to now, the freight loading target is being increased from 635 mt to 668 mt and the goods revenues target from Rs. 33,480 cr to Rs. 36,490 cr. Thus, Railways would achieve incremental freight loading of 111 mt in two years itself, which will be 133% higher as compared to the incremental loading of 83 mt of entire Ninth Five Year Plan period. Tenth Plan targets of 624 mt loading and 396 billion tonne kilometers have been surpassed one year in advance. Sir, I not only hope but firmly believe that we would surpass the Tenth Five Year Plan’s incremental target of 63 billion tkm for freight business by over 200%. ). ”

World-famous Business Schools were amazed of the turnaround and they were keen to know how he did it. He addressed over a 100 students from Harvard, Wharton and others in Bojpuri Hindi. He has recieved invitations from 8 Ivy League Schools

The turnaround of the Indian Railways is now being studied by the students of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.Prof G. Raghuram, a faculty member, IIM-A , has already conducted a detailed study on the Railways turnaround.

So what has Prasad done to the Indian Railways which his predecessors could not? The answer lies in his own down-to-earth attitude and rustic wisdom.
Prasad puts it in his inimitable style: “My mother always told me not to handle a buffalo by its tail, but always catch it by its horns. And I have used that lesson in everything in my life, including the Railways.”
When some of the Railway Board members expressed apprehensions in increasing wagon loads, a decision which alone generated Rs 7,200 crore (Rs 72 billion), Prasad said: “Wagon is the bread-earning horse of the Railways. Load it adequately. Make it run and don’t stable it.”
Prasad’s other management mantra for the Railways has been: “If you do not milk the cow fully, it falls sick,” which he is practicing while running the Railways.