Posts from the ‘Fun’ Category

Aircel time to move on

Building  goodwill is the best and hard thing to do for any Organisations. Every organisations are now focussing on building goodwill among thier customers. The recent brand building activity done by Aircel was amazing. If you guys been to mumbai, especially near milan subway you would have noticed it. Aircel, anticipated a heavy flood in that area, so they had stuck a empty raft in the billboard and they wrote ” In case of emergency, cut rope”.

Aircelraft1This is really an extraordinary approach. As they expected there was heavy flooding in that area and people can use this raft as means of transport. People called this as “Aircel Raft”. This moment has made a big impact in the minds of the people. Now they wont forget Aircel at all. In return, even Aircel has gained lot of goodwill among Mumbai people.

Cutrope1

Raft2

Woah! Wat an Idea sirji ! I recently saw a TV commercial for Airtel. Where some patriotic Son becomes a MP and goes to the parliament, … so now adays the importance is given to patriotism and fellowship. Hope we see the change.

Photo Credit: bhatnaturally

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Solar Eclipse makes Astrologers day !

Now this is a great chance for all the astrologers out there to make good money. Few have already made their statements about the upcoming solar eclipse.

“Raj Kumar Sharma, an astrologer in Mumbai, described July 22 as a “very dangerous moment in the universe,” with the blocking of the sun’s rays akin to a disease or virus”

We are so proud to talk about Chandrayan mission, which is one of the milestone achievement for ISRO. Astrologers aren’t happy about this at all. They are worried about the after effects of such activities. This debate keeps continuing all the ages, no matter how much we are developing. Even if we prove to  those astrologers, they wont accept their faults about blind superstition. There are lots of blind superstition been followed on this day. They say not to drink water or eat any food during that time and the reason is “In Hindu mythology, the two demons Rahu and Ketu are said to “swallow” the sun during eclipses, snuffing out its life-giving light and causing food to become inedible and water undrinkable.” Indians and Chinese have the high level of superstition, here is what they think about Solar Eclipse.

Superstition has always haunted the moment when Earth, Moon and Sun are perfectly aligned. The daytime extinction of the Sun, the source of all life, is associated with war, famine, flood and the death or birth of rulers.

Desperate for an explanation, the ancient Chinese blamed a Sun-eating dragon. The Vikings believed the culprits were two giant wolves, Skoll and Hati, which chased the Sun around the sky. Among Indians in South America, an eclipse was simply, terrifyingly, “the Eye of God.”

There is one astrologer is Mumbai, who has predicted ” “some sort of attack by (Kashmiri separatists) Jaish-e-Mohammad or Al-Qaeda on Indian soil” and a devastating natural disaster in Southeast Asia.” Some people are really crazy about prediction, they predict every damn thing. How this is related to solar eclipse? or is these guys are giving a room for such terrorist to think about this?  Some people they dont change, but atleast they can keep thier mouth shut.

Some companies are trying to cash this opportunity. You must have heard about Cox and kings, who are providing a chartered flight trip to see the solar eclipse.

Travel firm Cox and Kings has chartered a Boeing 737-700 aircraft to give people the chance to see the eclipse from 41,000 feet (12,500 metres).

Experts will be on board to explain it to passengers, some of whom have paid 79,000 rupees (1,600 dollars) for a “sun-side” seat on the three-hour flight from New Delhi.

Some Interesting facts about this Eclipse:

*Total solar eclipses occur when the moon comes between the Earth and the sun, completely obscuring the sun.

*At its maximum, this will last six minutes and 39 seconds — a duration that will not be matched until the year 2132.

*The up to 258-kilometre- (161-mile-) wide shadow cast along the “path of totality” will first make landfall on the western Indian state of Gujarat shortly before 6:30am (0100 GMT).

*It then races across India, blacking out the holy city of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges, squeezing between the northern and southern tips of Bangladesh and Nepal before engulfing most of Bhutan, traversing the Chinese mainland and slipping back out to sea off Shanghai.

*Any given spot on Earth’s surface will host a total eclipse on average once every 375 years.

*The next will be on July 11 2010, but will occur almost entirely over the South Pacific, where Easter Island — home of the legendary moai giant statues — will be one of the few landfalls.

Be prepared:

Eclipses, even partial ones, should NOT be viewed with the naked eye or through binoculars, a telescope, beer bottle or photographic film, as this can permanently damage the retina. Observers should use proper optical filters such as welding-goggle glass, eclipse spectacles or a solar projection kit for their telescope. The safest way to view is on television or the Internet.

Credit: Physorg

Mars Science Lab Rover has my name in it !

Do you guys need your name to be included with  others on a microchip on the mars science lab rover heading to Mars in 2011 ? yes, its true. If you like your name to be added, you have to just go here give in your name, country and  zip code, all done.

NasaYour name will be registered and you will be given a certificate like this, may be you can take a print out.

NASA has actually been doing this before, for example, you could have sent your name to Mars with the Phoenix rover.

Mc Donald’s Chennai Entry

Today, I came across a beautiful and more innovative branding activity by McDonald’s here in Chennai. All the metros had atleast one McDonald’s, but Chennai was an exception but now, after a long wait ie: after 11 years of their first outlet in Delhi, they came to Chennai, they are planning to open one in Coimbatore too. You can read the story here. Also there is an interesting story here, where they auctioned one burger for INR 400,000,  they did this for a good cause. All the money was given to charity.

Now they are opening one more outlet in Chennai. Its coming up in Anna Nagar. According to some sources, opening date is 4th of July ( That’s today! 😀 Yey!).

Good initiative by McDonald, (look at the pic) they placed a huge Mc Donald’s clown at the top of the building which is visible to everyone.  The interesting part is, it waves its right hand 😉 ha ha sounds funny thou, thats really innovative.

I shot with my mobile, when I was waiting at that signal today. Isnt this cute?

070409095427 The Side effect: Lot of bikers were constantly looking at this even when they were driving. this is really dangerous, it diverts your concentration. This was the main reason for the state government  to remove all the banner ads in and around Chennai city.

I would like to see some good innovative ideas coming up. Yey!

Chennai you always Rock!

Web Analytics in 21 weeks ?

haha, this is so cute work by Avinash Kaushik.. have a look at this.. “Getting an early start on a career in analytics”

Career in analytics

“I would have thought that 21 weeks might be a tad bit early to start enhancing your Web Analytics skills, but who am I to argue with an enhanced sonogram image! ; )”

Courtesy: Flickr