iKit Launched by iMovio

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008


iKit, a new so called easy and mobile “Simputer”, is innovated and developed by IMOVIO. Its so beautiful that it just fits ones palm. Warning to Palmtops ! By iKit you can not only do your mobile stuff but also can do all your PDA stuff and much more.

iKit is a handheld device, which runs on Linux operating system which consists of 2.8-inch screen with 320 x 240 resolution, 128MB of ROM, 64MB RAM, a 312MHz processor and the Opera mini browser. Not only this it also microSD, has Bluetooth 2.0, a QWERTY keyboard and an optional 0.3 megapixel webcam. iKit is designed as a 24*7 internet ready device. The battery lasts for three hours, with 250 hours standby. The stylish iKIT is a dedicated chat, email and internet accessory and unlike smartphones it is fully optimised for that purpose.


As I have gone through the specifications, surprisingly they were fantastic … take a look below :


– Processor: Marvell PXA270 312MHz
– Operating System: Linux 2.4.19
– User Interface GUI: Proprietary plus Trolltech QT/E 2.3.8

– Bluetooth® 2.0 with EDR, supports wireless stereo headset
– (A2DP) & DUN profile
– WIFI® IEEE 802.11 b/g

– QWERTY/AZERTY + numeric keys, other languages optional

Memory Internal
– ROM: 128 MB, RAM: 64 MB SDRAM
– User data: 12MB, User media files: 23MB

Memory External
– Micro SD (up to 8GB)

– 2.8 inch QVGA, TFT, 260,000 colors, landscape

Dimensions & Weight
– 95mm (L) x 65mm (W) x 15.5mm (H)
– 113g (with battery)

– Mini-USB 1.1 used for charging, PC data exchange and wired stereo headset.

– 1050 mAh, Li-ion
– Standby Time: up to 250h
– Power-up Time: up to 3h (25% data download per hour)
– Gaming Time: up to 4h (java game)
– Charging time: 2.5-3.5 hr to full charge from flat with device power off

– Velvet Black, Satin White – other colors available to order


– Web browser Opera Mini 4.1

– POP3 / IMAP / SMTP email protocols
– Supports MSN IM

– Supports MIDI, WAV and MP3 formats
– 16mm speaker built-in, monophonic

– Supports JPG, BMP, GIF and PNG formats
– 0.3 MP fixed focus camera (Option)
– Digital zoom: Up to 3X smooth digital zoom with 7 steps

– 3GP, MP4 and AVI format, Maximum size QVGA
– 25 fps video playback for QVGA size video clips
– Support full-screen display

– JTWI / JSR75 compliant


PC Sync
– With Outlook 2000/2003 & Outlook Express v6 (emails, contacts, calendar)

Personal Features
– Calculator
– Media folder
– Notepad
– World clock
– Alarm clock
– Stop Watch
– Countdown Timer

Contact List
– Maximum 2,000 records

– Maximum 1,000 events

In the Box

– iKIT
– Battery
– Mini USB / USB cable
– USB stereo earpiece
– Charger
– User guide and CD


– Regards World Desk


India’s First Mission To Moon – Chandrayaan 1

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

PSLV Chandrayaan1

Courtesy: ISRO, India

It looks as if the dream come true, the Chandrayaan-1 mission is India’s first lunar spacecraft, which was announced by Ex Prime Minister Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Indian Independence Day, August 15, 2003. He said “Our country is now ready to fly high in the field of science. I am pleased to announce that India will send her own spacecraft to the moon by 2008. It is being named Chandrayaan-1“. Chandrayaan (an ancient Sanskrit word) means “Moon Craft”. The maiden journey of the moon probe is expected to be on 22 October 2008. According to astrologers also, this auspicious date is good for the mission.

Chandrayaan1 - Structure

The Main Objectives are :

  • To expand scientific knowledge about the moon.
  • To upgrade India’s technological capability.
  • To provide challenging opportunities for planetary.

Chandrayaan-1 aims to achieve these well defined objectives through high resolution remote sensing of the moon in the visible, near infrared, microwave and X-ray regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. With this, preparation of a 3-dimensional atlas of the lunar surface and chemical mapping of entire lunar surface is envisaged.

Chandrayaan1 - Assembly

Chandrayaan-1 consists of 5 Indian payloads :

  1. Terrain Mapping Camera (TMC)
  2. Hyperspectral Imager (HySI)
  3. Lunar Laser Ranging Instrument (LLRI)
  4. High Energy X-ray Spectrometer (HEX)
  5. Moon Impact Probe (MIP)

It also consists of six abroad payloads :

  1. Chandrayaan-1 Imaging X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) – by Rutherford Appleton Laboratory of England and ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore.
  2. Smart Near Infrared Spectrometer (SIR-2) – by Max Plank Institute of Germany.
  3. Sub keV Atom Reflecting Analyser (SARA) – by Swedish Institute of Space Physics and Space Physics Laboratory (SPL) of ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre built its processing electronics.
  4. Radiation Dose Monitor (RADOM) – by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
  5. Mini Syntheic Aperture Radar (MiniSAR) – by Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory and Naval Air Warfare Centre, USA through NASA.
  6. Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) – by Brown University and Jet Propulsion Laboratory through NASA.

Chandrayaan1 - Orbit

The Trajectory of Chandrayaan …

The launch of Chandrayaan

– Regards World Desk


Elizabeth Anne Caplan – aka Lizzy Caplan

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Goshh … Lizzy

Lizzy Caplan

5′ 5″ (1.65 m) tall, beautiful, happening actress Elizabeth Anne Caplan, aka Lizzy Caplan, was born on June 30, 1982 in Los Angeles, California. She has an older sister, Julie and an older brother, Ben. She Grew up in Reform Jewish family. She joined Hamilton Academy of Music in Los Angeles, California, 2000 batch.

She worked in too many movies : My Best Friend’s Girl, Crossing Over, Cloverfield as Ami, Marla, Marlena Diamond in 2008. One of her up coming movies is : “The Last Rites of Ransom Pride” as Juliette Flowers which is scheduled to be released next year (i.e, 2009).

Some wallpapers when I am gone through are …

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Raj Thackeray and ShivSena – Prevailing Brutality?

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Raj Thackeray

Raj Thackeray, a new name in the Indian Politics, is trying to show his bloody power by the meanest things ever in Indian Politics. Besides being called to be a peaceful country, Raj Thackeray, founder of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), is trying to put definition of peace in different manner.

The place where great personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Mother Teresa, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Rabindra Nath Tagore, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and other great politicians took birth in this lovely country. Unfortunately Raj also took birth in this country.

Yesterday, on the day of Railway examination, October 20, 2008, a lot of candidates who had prepared so long to get through this exam, came to Mumbai for the examination. But these candidates don’t even know that terror is awaiting them.

Yes thats right, at approximately 4 o’clock, in the morning at the Thane railway station, when most of the candidates were either sleeping or waiting for the examination scheduled time, MNS workers came and started beating those candidates horribley. They were carrying iron-rods, belts, stones, bricks which they’ve used against those candidates. That was just because those candidates were North Indians specially from Uttar Pradesh(UP) and Bihar. The candidates somehow manage to run away from the railway station. They were told as if they are going to appear in the examination, they will be killed right in the examination.

MNS Activist Kicks a North Indian Candidate

By this fear, out of 800 only 25-30 candidates managed to come in the examination center. During examination Shivsena members came and started beating them out of the examination hall. Somehow these candidates managed to run away from the hall. The police there at the examination center were just looking at the activities by Shiv Sena members.

Perhaps these groups were trying to increase their vote bank in Maharashtra, by beating up North Indians. Well I don’t think this to be a better option, to increase the voters. “Can’t beat them in exams, so beat them up: MNS”. This is really a shameful fact. By this strategy there will surely hazard to National Integrity, which indeed is not good for India.

I think MNS and other same type of groups/parties should be banned with the immediate effect. And the owners and founders of such groups should be caught and kept in jail. As law is same for all.

In response to this incident, Indian Railway Minister Mr. Laloo Prasad Yadav said I strongly condemn the incident. There should be an inquiry into the attack. There should be strong action against that party…MNS should be banned.

Or there may be an another option as well, they should try to make effort to crack the exam. They should try to get in the top-list of the exam, whether it may be Indian Civil Services(IAS, IPS, IFS, etc). I think, Maharashra candidates better try in the Exams of other states. If those candidates are coming to Maharashtra, then these candidates should work hard and go to other states !

Show a healthy competition !

– Regards World Desk

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar – Some Important Cricket Facts

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Sachin Tendulkar In Earlier Days

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on 24 April 1973 in Bombay, India. Sachin, one of the child among four siblings, was born in the house of his father Ramesh Tendulkar, a Marathi Novalist. He is also called “Master Blaster” by his fans. He wears ODI shirt no. 10.

He made his first Test debut in 15 November 1989 against Pakistan.

First One Day International(ODI) in 18 December 1989 against Pakistan.

He completed 1,000 test runs in 1992-93 in 19 test matches,

2,000 test runs in 1993-94 in 32 test matches,

3,000 test runs in 1996-97 in 45 test matches,

4,000 test runs in 1997-98 in 58 test matches,

5,000 test runs in 1998-99 in 67 test matches,

6,000 test runs in 1999-2000 in 76 test matches,

7,000 test runs in 2001-02 in 85 test matches,

8,000 test runs in 2001-02 in 96 test matches,

9,000 test runs in 2003-04 in 111 test matches,

10,000 test runs in 2004-05 in 122 test matches,

11,000 test runs in 2007 in 139 test matches,

12,000 test runs in 2008 in 152 test matches.

– Regards World Desk

Firing & Hiring In Jet Airways – Emotional Drama

Friday, October 17th, 2008


Jet Airways

Jet Airways, one of the leading company of civil aviation in India, is struggling for its existence. Jet Airways had fired over 1100 employees, after the economic disaster in the world. After this shocking news the employees started protest against this harsh decision of the Jet Airways Management.

Protest By Jet Employees Protest By Jet Employees

In a couple of days from the protest of the employees of Jet Airways, Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal officially announced the re-hiring of the retrenched employees. He said the decision is solely mine, I have neither asked my management nor my wife, about this whole issue. “I have not been able to sleep all night. I apologize for what has happened“, he added.

He appealed the employees to get back to work from today morning. “I was shaken after I saw all the grief around, I cannot see tears. I have faith and am answerable to God and my mother who is no more“, he said emotionally. While asked about the political pressures(that by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray’s threat), he again re-assured that he has not been pressurized by anybody.

But will this drama really maintain the work-flow with the employees, will they be able to work again with the same motivation ? Lets hope for the goodies !!

– Regards World Desk

A New Era of Social Networking Virtual World

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

In the earlier years of this millennium there was no more reliable, more efficient and more user-friendly mode of interaction between the Internet users. That time we had just the email or chat systems to communicate on the web. So the need of communicating with the friends, the batch mates, the colleagues and family members arose drastically. In accordance with that different ideas came to different people to give birth to the so called “Social Networking” concept, such as orkut, hi5, facebook, people forever, friendster, ning, etc to name a few.


But the future lies somewhere else …
The Social Netwoking giants as well as the new entrepreneurs, are now trying to merge all the networks into one, so that there will be a unique identity of a person in the virtual world. Indeed this step will give a new dimension to a person and make the person ubiquitous.

Many new entrepreneurs are making use of the APIs and Web-services being provided by the different social networking websites to make the reunite on web.

– Regards World Desk