Thursday, November 27, 2008

Bombay is rocking in the literal sense

Today and yesterday what happened in mumbai was really shocking.People died in huge numbers and injured were even more.Its just a bit to hard to grasp the fact that how one can possibly come from the coast with loads of ammunition and the coast guard doing nothing.After that they passed by the india gate where there had been bomb blasts a decade back and certainly there should have been security.This was one thing.second they come in a vehicle and open fire on the people and get into the best hotel which keeps even the VVIPs without much of a problem and continue killing more and more people.How vulnerable our country is?
As the shooting still goes on in mumbai it seems disastrous that such a thing happened.Every time anything such happens the army is called out inspite of the fact that they are not trained to do such things.It s the job of the police in which ,surely they fail miserably.The most dangerous job is done by the NSG.The men in black do have a great deal of courage.
First the government doesn't care to give the armymen their dues and then they seek help from them every time.This is certainly not justified and fair of them to do.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Tennis is a sport played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a strung racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt (most of the time Optic Yellow,but can be any color or even two-tone) over a net into the opponent's court.
The modern game of tennis originated in the United Kingdom in the late 19th century as "lawn tennis" and had heavy connections to the ancient game of real tennis. After its creation, tennis spread throughout the upper-class English-speaking population before spreading around the world. Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society at all ages. The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including people in wheelchairs. In the United States, there is a collegiate circuit organized by the National Collegiate Athletics Association.
Except for the adoption of the tiebreaker in the 1970s, the rules of tennis have changed very little since the 1890s. A recent addition to professional tennis has been the adoption of "instant replay" technology coupled with a point challenge system, which allows a player to challenge the official call of a point.
Along with its millions of players, millions of people worldwide follow tennis as a spectator sport, especially the four Grand Slam tournaments (sometimes referred to as the "majors"): the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Saturday, October 18, 2008

James Blake

Country :United States
Saddlebrook, Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Date of birth:December 28, 1979 (1979-12-28) (age 28)
Place of birth:Yonkers, NY
ft 1 in (1.85 m)
lb (83 kg/13.1 st)
Turned pro:1999
Plays:Right-handed; one-handed backhand
Career prize money:
Career record:286–171
Career titles:10
Highest ranking:No. 4 (
November 20, 2006)

Grand Slam results
Australian Open QF (2008)
French Open 3R (2006)
Wimbledon 3R (2006, 2007)
US Open QF (2005, 2006)
Career record:89–88
Career titles:5
Highest ranking:No. 31 (March 31, 2003

James Riley Blake[1] (born December 28, 1979 in Yonkers, New York, United States) is an American professional tennis player and is currently the 11th ranked player in the world. Blake is known for his speed and powerful forehands. In 2006 he reached the final of the Tennis Masters Cup but lost to World No. 1 Roger Federer in straight sets, 6–0, 6–3, 6–4. On July 3, 2007, Blake's book, Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, discussing his comeback after his unlucky 2004 season, was released and debuted at #22 on the New York Times Best Seller list. He wrote this book along with Andrew Friedman

Friday, October 17, 2008

Novaj Djokovic

Novak Djokovic born May 22, 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia (part of Yugoslavia at the time), is a Serbian professional tennis player and current World No. 3.
In January 2008, he won his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. After a straight sets win over World No. 1 and defending champion Roger Federer in the semifinals, Djokovic won the final in four sets against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He thereby became the first player representing Serbia ever to win a Grand Slam singles title and the youngest player in the open era to have reached all four Grand Slam semifinals.
Djokovic was the runner-up at the 2007 US Open and has reached six Masters Series finals, winning four of them. He also reached the semifinals of the 2007 and 2008 French Opens and the 2007 Wimbledon Championships. On his debut appearance at the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008), Djokovic defeated James Blake of the United States to win a bronze medal.

Top 10 Computers and Net Web Sites

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Yuki Bhambri

Yuki Bhambri (born April, 1992, in New Delhi) is the top ranked junior tennis player from India.
He has a current junior ranking of 15 in the world as of the September 01, 2008 but was ranked as high as 8th in April of 2008.
He has competed in all the Junior Grand Slam Tournaments for the 2008 year with his best finish coming at the Australian Open in Boys' Singles where he lost in the Semi-finals to eventual junior champion Bernard Tomic.
He lost in the first round of the French Open Boys' Singles and Wimbledon Boys' Singles. He made it to the second round of U.S. Open Boys' Singles losing to his doubles partner Filip Krajinovic.
He played in three Junior Grand Slam Doubles tournaments partnering with Karunuday Singh at the Australian Open Boys' Doubles losing in the first round, Ilija Vujic at the French Open Boys' Doubles losing in the second round, and Filip Krajinovic at the U.S. Open Boys' Doubles losing in the first round.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bugati Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is a mid-engine sports car produced by Volkswagen Group subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles SAS introduced in 2005. It is currently the fastest accelerating and decelerating production car in the world. It is currently also the most expensive production car available at a price of 1.1 million Euro. It is able to achieve the second highest top speed for a production car, behind the SSC Ultimate Aero TT

Friday, October 10, 2008

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal Parera (IPA: [rafaˈel naˈðal]) (born June 3, 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player who has been ranked World No. 1 since August 18, 2008.
Nadal has won five Grand Slam singles titles and the 2008 Olympic gold medal. He has so far captured four consecutive French Opens from 2005 through 2008 and Wimbledon in 2008. As only the second Spaniard to have won Wimbledon, he is also the only man other than Björn Borg to have won four consecutive French Open titles. Adding to this, Nadal is the only tennis player in the history of the modern game to win the French Open, The Queen's Club Championships on grass (beginning the next day), and Wimbledon. He is currently the only winner of an Olympic Gold medal in the men's tennis singles, while being a top-five men's tennis player.
For much of his career, Nadal has had a rivalry with Roger Federer. He was ranked World No. 2 behind Federer for a record 160 weeks before earning the top spot. Nadal has won 12 of their 18 singles matches, including four of their six Grand Slam finals.
Nadal has been especially successful on clay courts. He has a 22–1 record in clay court tournament finalsand is undefeated in 43 best-of-five-set matches on clay. In each of the last four years, he has won both the French Open and two clay court Masters Series tournaments. He also owns the longest single-surface winning streak in the open era, having won 81 consecutive matches on clay from April 2005 to May 2007. As a result, some tennis critics and top players already regard him as the greatest clay-court player of all time.
In 2008, he was given the Prince of Asturias Award for sportsthe longest single-surface winning streak in the open era, having won 81 consecutive matches on clay from April 2005 to May 2007.As a result, some tennis critics and top players already regard him as the greatest clay-court player of all time.
In 2008, he was given the Prince of Asturias Award for sports

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Internet speed testing

The following site allows you to test ur internet speed.its gr8:

Monday, September 29, 2008


The atom is the smallest unit of an element that retains the chemical properties of that element. An atom has an electron cloud consisting of negatively charged electrons surrounding a dense nucleus. The nucleus contains positively charged protons and electrically neutral neutrons. When the number of protons in the nucleus equals the number of electrons, the atom is electrically neutral; otherwise it is an ion and has a net positive or negative charge. An atom is classified according to its number of protons and neutrons: the number of protons determines the chemical element and the number of neutrons determines the isotope of that element.
The name atom comes from the Greek ἄτομος/átomos, α-τεμνω, which means uncuttable, something that cannot be divided further. The concept of an atom as an indivisible component of matter was first proposed by early Indian and Greek philosophers. In the 17th and 18th centuries, chemists provided a physical basis for this idea by showing that certain substances could not be further broken down by chemical methods. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, physicists discovered subatomic components and structure inside the atom, thereby demonstrating that the 'atom' was not indivisible. The principles of quantum mechanics were used to successfully model the atom.
Relative to everyday experience, atoms are minuscule objects with proportionately tiny masses that can only be observed individually using special instruments such as the scanning tunneling microscope. Over 99.9% of an atom's mass is concentrated in the nucleus, with protons and neutrons having roughly equal mass. Each element has at least one isotope with unstable nuclei that can undergo radioactive decay. This can result in a transmutation that changes the number of protons or neutrons in a nucleus.Electrons occupy a set of stable energy levels, or orbitals, and can transition between these states by absorbing or emitting photons that match the energy differences between the levels. The electrons determine the chemical properties of an element, and strongly influence an atom's magnetic properties


Biodiversity is the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome or for the entire Earth. Biodiversity is often used as a measure of the health of biological systems. The biodiversity found on Earth today consists of many millions of distinct biological species, which is the product of nearly 3.5 billion years of evolution.

Evolution and meaning
Biodiversity is a portmanteau word, from biology and diversity. The Science Division of The Nature Conservancy used the term "natural diversity" in a 1975 study, "The Preservation of Natural Diversity." The term biological diversity was used even before that by conservation scientists like Robert E. Jenkins and Thomas Lovejoy. The word biodiversity itself may have been coined by W.G. Rosen in 1985 while planning the National Forum on Biological Diversity organized by the National Research Council (NRC) which was to be held in 1986, and first appeared in a publication in 1988 when entomologist E. O. Wilson used it as the title of the proceedings of that forum.The word biodiversity was deemed more effective in terms of communication than biological diversity.

Since 1986 the terms and the concept have achieved widespread use among biologists, environmentalists, political leaders, and concerned citizens worldwide. It is generally used to equate to a concern for the natural environment and nature conservation. This use has coincided with the expansion of concern over extinction observed in the last decades of the 20th century.

The term "natural heritage" pre-dates "biodiversity", though it is a less scientific term and more easily comprehended in some ways by the wider audience interested in conservation. "Natural Heritage" was used when Jimmy Carter set up the Georgia Heritage Trust while he was governor of Georgia; Carter's trust dealt with both natural and cultural heritage. It would appear that Carter picked the term up from Lyndon Johnson, who used it in a 1966 Message to Congress. "Natural Heritage" was picked up by the Science Division of The Nature Conservancy when, under Jenkins, it launched in 1974 the network of State Natural Heritage Programs. When this network was extended outside the USA, the term "Conservation Data Center" was suggested by Guillermo Mann and came to be preferred.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Where is Indian hockey going?

The Indian Hockey team at the 1936 Berlin OlympicsField hockey is India's national game. Until the mid 20th century, India dominated international hockey, winning 8 Olympic gold medals, the World Cup in 1975 and were runners-up in the 1973 World Cup. The Indian player Dhyan Chand, arguably the most famous Indian hockey player, was described as a 'wizard' by the European press. However, India's recent performance have been below par and India is currently ranked 8th in the world.

Even though cricket has by far overtaken hockey in popularity, hockey still strikes an emotional chord especially with the older generation. India's men's hockey team recently won the Asia Cup held in Chennai, defeating South Korea by a very convincing margin. However, they failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics, the first time they have not made it to the Olympics since 1928.
Who is to be blamed,well that would be our KPS Gill.The new generation should take up hockey and help regain the place of Indian hockey in international forum.

tennis-the favourite

Roger Federer

Roger Federer born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. 2. He was the World No. 1-ranked player for a record 237 consecutive weeks, from February 2, 2004, through August 17, 2008. Many tennis critics, legendary players, and current players consider him the greatest tennis player everFederer has won thirteen Grand Slam singles titles (three Australian Open, five Wimbledon, five US Open), four Tennis Masters Cup titles, and fourteen ATP Masters Series titles. Federer holds many records in the game, including having appeared in ten consecutive Grand Slam men's singles finals (2005 Wimbledon Championships through the 2007 US Open) and eighteen consecutive Grand Slam singles semifinals (2004 Wimbledon - present). He also holds the open era records for consecutive wins on both grass courts (65) and hard courts (56). At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Federer won the men's doubles gold medal for Switzerland, partnering with Stanislas Wawrinka. He has a storied rivalry with Rafael Nadal, who succeeded him as the World No. 1 player.
In 2008, he was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record fourth consecutive time.