Karimeen Pollichathu : Magical taste from KERALA


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As me from kerala.. Karimeen Pollichathu is the most tasty fish i have ever have in my life. so when ever you come kerala just try this recipe. you will like it.  sure !

Ingredients For Karimeen Pollichathu:

Karimeen – 750gms
Oil – 2 TBSB
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Onions chopped – 1 cup
Small onions – 5
Tomato pieces – 1/2 cup
Coconut milk – 1 cup
Vinegar – 1 TSB
Dry chillies – 12
Pepper – 1/2 TSB
Ginger pieces – 1/2 TSB
Turmeric powder – 1 TSB
Garlic – 1/2 dsp
Salt – As Required

Karimeen Pollichathu Preparation Method :

Grind the ingredients of the masala to a smooth paste with vinegar.

Saute the masala first and then the onions, in 2 TSB of oil.

Season with salt after adding tomatoes. When it thickness to a paste, remove from fire.

Clean and dry the fish on a paper towel and make close gashes on both sides.

In a big frying pan spread 2 layers of banana leaves, pour 2 TSB of oil in it. Smear the fishwith the masala and arrange it on the leaves.

Take all the masala sticking on to the vessel and put it
over the fish.

Put 2 more leaves over it and cover the vessel with a heavy lid. Put it on a very low fire, Leave it for sometime.

Open the lid and turn the fish carefully and put on the lid again and cook.

Pour the coconut milk into the curry. Let it simmer without the lid on

1 – 2 Minutes Karimeen Pollichathu is Ready

ref:http://saleemskitchen.blogspot.com/

Samsung Plans a Retina Display Tablet for Knocking Apple’s iPad 3 Releasing in New year


Everything is fair in love and war! So the patent war between Samsung & Apple will flame up with much intensity in coming Feb. 2012. Actually, Samsung is planning to release an 11.6” Retina Display Tablet (2560 x 1600 resolution) in coming February to knock iPad 3 releasing in Feb.2012, as reported by BGR.

Samsung thinks that a tablet with 2560×1600 resolution would enough to lose the Apple’s tight grip on tablet market that is bringing its next tablet- iPad 3 with 2048×1536 display in upcoming February, most likely.
Back in May, Samsung first released a 2560×1600 screen , at SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium, based upon a relatively new and less used PenTile technology to display such a high resolution which was mostly condemned by tech critics for its latent weaknesses.
Apple and Samsung legal war is now an obvious part of tech debates that begun with Apple’s claim pointing that Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1 are the super clones of its iPhone and iPad tablets. Also, Samsung has faced the ban on sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in many countries.
A retina display iPad is one of the most loveable dreams of Apple fans and the company has been working on it since many months just after the iPad 2 debut when the company made a big leap to 960×640 from 480×320 resolutions.
The most prominent problem in delay of iPad 3 was the retina display incorporation in a sleek iPad design, but latest reports suggest that Apple iPad 3 might be slightly thicker to accommodate retina display and would be released in early 2012.
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Micromax Rollouts Low Budget Dual SIM Android Phones at price Rs 9000


General
Product Name Micromax A75
Category GSM
Brand Micromax
Model A75
Launch Date December, 2011
Sim Dual
Network
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G/EVDO Yes
Dimension
Size 120 x 63.5 x 10.9 mm
Weight 135.4 g
Design Bar
Operating System
Name Android
Version 2.3
Display
Screen Size 3.75 inches
Touch Capacitve
Hardware
Processor 650Mhz
RAM 256MB
Connectivity
WiFi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
HDMI No
USB Yes
Camera
Rear / Resolution 3 MP
Flash Yes
Video Recording Yes
Battery
Capacity 1300 mAh
Talktime NA
Standby Time NA
Multimedia
Radio Yes
FM Recording No
Media Player Yes
Other
Keypad Touch
Torch No
By gokulnath889 Posted in techz

HURRY UP.. now you can book aakash tablet ONLINE..


Important Updates

 

Order your Aakash tablet now, and pre-book your Ubislate7 (the upgraded version of Aakash) today! Aakash tablet can be ordered now (cash on delivery) and the delivery will be done in a week’s time.

Specifications Aakash UbiSlate 7 (The upgraded version of Aakash)
Availability NOW! Late January
Pricing Rs.2,500 Rs.2,999
Microprocessor Arm11 – 366Mhz Cortex A8 – 700 Mhz
Battery 2100 mAh 3200 mAh
OS Android 2.2 Android 2.3
Network WiFi WiFi & GPRS (SIM & Phone functionality)

GOTO         www.akashtablet.com/  and book it

About Ubislate 7

The much awaited India’s ultra low cost Aakash tablet is finally here and is creating ripples all around. Datawind launched Ubislate7 in India, and the student version is named as the Aakash tablet. It offers a web delivery platform that enables quality and interactive knowledge over the internet.

The CEO of DataWind, Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli says ‘This is a made-in-India product. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do this.’ He adds, ‘The final goal is to either provide the same features at a lower cost or provide better functionality and features at the same cost.’

The team of engineers at Datawind has come up with the upgraded version of the Aakash tablet. This upgraded version of Aakash is called Ubislate 7.

Ubislate 7 will be commercially available everywhere and to everyone. This next generation of Aakash is loaded with better features and specifications, and any person can buy it.

The Telecom and Education Minister, Kapil Sibbal, said at the launch of Aakash, “The rich have access to the digital world, the poor and ordinary have been excluded. Aakash will end that digital divide.”

There is definitely no other touch pad tablet or computing device anywhere near the price of Aakash tablet or Ubislate 7. It is a new generation device which comes with attractive features. This is the world’s cheapest tablet pc. This tab is made for the requirement of the users and especially for student needs.

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Add Ons

The tablet has a lot of accessory options as well. Car chargers and external antennas can be attached to it. A keyboard case can also be used. It has 2 USB ports and can also be used as a phone. The commercial version will also have an option of 3G. External 3G dongle is also supported.

Configuration

Hardware

  • Processor: Connexant with Graphics accelerator & HD Video processor
  • Memory : 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash
  • Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported
  • Peripherals: 2 Standard USB port
  • Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack
  • Display and Resolution: 7 display with 800×480 pixel resolution

Software

  • OS: Android 2.2
  • Document Rendering
  • Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP
  • PDF viewer, Text editor
  • Multimedia and Image Display
  • Image viewer supported formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
  • Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV
  • Communication and Internet
  • Web browser – Standards Compliance: xHTML 1.1 compliant, JavaScript 1.8 compliant
  • Separate application for online YouTube video
  • Safety and other standards compliance
  • CE certification / RoHS certification
By gokulnath889 Posted in techz

comparison of petrol price in india and other countries


Country $ per Gal. 2008 `/ ltr $ per Gal. 2009 `/ ltr $ per Gal. 2010 `/ ltr $ per Gal. 2011 `/ ltr % Deviation from India, 2011
Doha, Qatar 0.83 8.25 -87%
Saudi Arabia 0.61 5.71 0.85 8.53 -86%
Kuwait 0.92 9.45 -85%
Kabul, Afghanistan 1.19 12.37 -80%
Nigeria 1.60 16.63 -74%
UAE 1.70 15.95 1.81 18.61 1.82 18.14 -71%
Malaysia 2.31 25.49 2.04 20.99 2.42 24.11 -62%
Iran 2.48 25.49 2.58 25.53 -59%
Hongkong 3.00 29.86 -53%
Dhaka, Bangladesh 3.35 36.12 -43%
Pakistan 3.23 30.54 3.03 31.43 3.73 38.78 -38%
China 3.77 37.31 -41%
Vietnam 3.14 31.89 3.90 38.42 -39%
USA 1.69 17.57 2.40 25.59 2.55 26.25 3.99 39.64 -37%
SriLanka 5.73 54.12 4.00 40.60 4.35 44.51 -29%
Nairobi, Kenya 4.54 45.55 -28%
Canada 2.62 26.59 3.69 35.99 5.20 56.07 -11%
South Korea 3.69 39.25 5.49 54.35 -14%
South Africa 4.58 44.08 5.00 52.58 5.68 55.24 -12%
Bulgaria 5.34 54.79 5.71 57.29 -9%
India 4.88 50.65 4.59 48.24 4.92 52.53 5.74 62.88
New Zealand 3.03 32.28 3.04 34.16 5.87 58.91 5.77 57.36 -9%
Australia 2.54 27.06 4.32 43.84 6.20 62.46 -1%
Poland 8.15 77.35 5.38 54.97 6.27 62.48 -1%
Spain 4.73 50.07 6.02 63.14 6.48 64.58 3%
Cayman Islands 6.58 64.25 2%
Switzerland 7.56 66.44 4.58 46.72 6.58 65.57 4%
Thailand 3.52 36.44 6.66 67.52 7%
Czech Republic 4.46 39.21 5.87 59.98 7.10 70.76 13%
Japan 4.50 39.65 5.19 53.62 7.23 70.75 13%
France 6.89 70.69 7.51 74.84 19%
Sweden 8.13 76.29 6.40 65.39 7.61 75.84 21%
Singapore 6.96 65.75 4.92 49.97 7.61 75.07 19%
Finland 8.00 77.74 6.81 69.87 7.76 77.33 23%
Denmark 9.27 86.46 7.00 71.52 7.82 77.93 24%
Hungary 8.04 78.44 25%
Germany 8.19 79.61 6.51 67.07 8.21 83.37 33%
Italy 9.19 86.27 7.19 71.53 7.96 87.19 39%
UK 8.81 83.03 4.85 51.45 7.38 72.78 8.54 85.02 35%
Norway 9.00 90.30 44%
Netherland 8.85 85.96 9.12 92.61 47%
Fiji 9.62 94.09 50%
Turkey 9.58 95.03 10.19 101.06 61%
Brazil 5.79 57.61
Bahrain 1.02 9.57
Lebanon 3.90 36.82
Kathmandu, Nepal 4.85 42.20
Egypt 1.35 14.20
Zimbabwe 4.54 46.38

Petrol Prices in India

City 2008 Price (`) 2009 Price (`) 2010 Price (`) 2011 Price (`)
Agra 18-Sep-11 70.53
1-Nov-11 71.13
Ahmedabad 30-Sep-11 71.20
22-May-11 67.52
12-Feb-11 62.24
25-Jan-11 52.28
Ajmer, Rajasthan 20-Sep-11 70.04
Allahabad 5-Jun-11 67.00
Ballia, Ghazipur/ UP 2-Mar-11 60.91
Bangalore 5-Nov-11 77.00
3-Nov-11 74.82
19-Oct-11 75.00
29-Jun-11 73.00
23-May-08 55.00 14-Mar-09 52.17 16-Dec-10 63.45 22-May-11 71.00
11-Nov-08 57.17 3-Apr-11 65.00
17-Jan-11 65.45
Belgaum, Karnataka 14-May-11 65.00
Bhopal 10-Sep-11 68.49
Bhubaneswar, Orissa 27-Oct-11 66.72
Chennai 5-Nov-11 72.73
23-Oct-11 71.10
19-May-11 67.00
11-Jun-08 55.00 2-Jul-09 48.58 20-Aug-10 58 15-May-11 68.38
2-Jul-08 59.20 29-Jan-09 44.24 2-Jul-10 57 8-May-11 63.00
8-Feb-11 65.00
16-Jan-11 63.36
Cochin 20-Sep-11 69.70
Coimbatore 24-Oct-11 71.00
13-Jun-11 67.05
9-Jun-08 58.91 15-May-11 67.03
Dehradun 30-May-11 65.81
Faridabad 2-Feb-11 59.31
Gujarat 26-Jun-08 53.48 5-Feb-11 62.10
Gurgaon, Haryana 15-May-11 61.98
8-Feb-11 59.00
Guwahati( Assam) 25-May-11 66.65
Hyderabad 1-Nov-11 76.75
22-Apr-08 55.00 14-Jul-10 57.91 16-Sep-11 74.48
30-May-08 51.10 15-May-11 70.70
11-Jun-08 60.00 21-Mar-11 65.15
13-Jun-08 56.65
25-Nov-08 56.00
Indore 6-Aug-10 55.17
Jaipur, Rajasthan 16-May-11 67.45
5-May-11 62.64
Jalgaon/Maharashtra 15-May-11 69.00
Kanpur, UP 6-Jul-11 67.25
Kerala 19-Sep-11 70.00
9-Jun-11 66.89
26-Apr-11 61.96
4-Feb-11 65.00
18-Jan-11 61.31
Kolhapur 5-Nov-11 76.50
Kolkata 5-Nov-11 73.15
16-Sep-11 71.15
4-Jun-08 48.95 2-Jul-09 48.25 15-May-11 67.31
29-Jan-09 44.05 28-Feb-11 62.50
Lucknow 16-Sep-11 70.02
5-Feb-11 62.61
Mangalore 23-May-11 71.00
22-Jan-11 64.55
Margao /Goa 8-Jul-10 52.11 9-Mar-11 58.31
Mumbai 5-Nov-11 73.81
31-Oct-11 71.92
24-Sep-11 71.62
12-Jun-11 68.33
8-Mar-08 56.00 2-Jul-09 48.76 7-Jul-10 55.20 15-May-11 68.32
4-Jun-08 50.51 4-Mar-09 44.00 22-Feb-11 65.00
29-Jan-09 44.55 16-Jan-11 63.08
Muzaffarpur, Bihar 21-Jun-11 65.00
Mysore 1-Nov-11 74.06
Nagpur 23-Apr-08 54.25 7-Feb-11 65.00
Nashik 17-Sep-11 71.75
New Delhi 5-Nov-11 68.64
21-Sep-11 66.84
15-May-11 63.41
24-May-08 47.00 2-Jul-09 44.63 4-Jul-10 51.43 16-Jan-11 58.37
Noida 19-Sep-11 70.77
Pondicherry 15-May-11 61.64
Pune 4-Jun-08 45.52 6-Jul-09 48.00 19-Dec-10 60.47 17-Sep-11 72.00
15-May-11 69.63
29-Feb-08 51.46 29-Jan-09 40.62 11-Jul-10 52.00 14-Apr-11 63.00
15-Jul-08 54.95 26-Jan-09 53.00 2-Feb-11 64.00
Punjab 13-May-10 53.00 20-Sep-11 73.87
Rajkot 1-Nov-11 70.68
Raipur,Chhattisgarh 21-Feb-11 59.89
Kashmir 18-Oct-11 69.85
2-Feb-11 62.96
Simla 5-Nov-11 71.84
Surat 1-Nov-11 71.16
17-Sep-11 71.00
Thane 3-Feb-11 41.41
Tamil Nadu 13-Jul-10 55.92 16-Jan-11 63.01
Tirupati 20-Sep-11 73.45
Trivandrum 17-Sep-11 70.00
23-Jul-11 67.00
16-Jun-11 65.91
Vadodara, Gujarat 1-Nov-11 70.36
16-May-11 68.00
18-Feb-11 61.51
Visakhapatnam 5-Nov-11 75.00
27-Sep-11 73.00

Notes:

By gokulnath889 Posted in news

Top Largest 10 Dams in The World


10. Oahe Dam, South Dakota, US: 70,339 cubic meters

The Oahe Dam is a large dam along the Missouri River, just north of Pierre, South Dakota in the United States. It creates Lake Oahe, the fourth largest artificial reservoir in the United States, which stretches 231 miles (372 km) up the course of the Missouri to Bismarck, North Dakota. The dam’s powerplant provides electricity for much of the north-central United States. It is named for the Oahe Indian Mission established among the Lakota Sioux in 1874. The project provides flood control, electric power, irrigation, and navigation benefits, estimated by the Corps of Engineers at $150,000,000 per year.

Oahe Dam

9. Guri (Raúl Leoni), Venezuela: 78,000 cubic meters

The Guri Dam is a large dam in Bolívar State, Venezuela on the Caroni River. It is 1300 meters long and 162 m high. Construction began in 1963; the first part concluded in 1978 and the second in 1986. The Hydroelectric Power station Guri was constructed in the Necuima Canyon, 100 kilometers waters above of the mouth of the Caroní River in the Orinoco. There are two machine rooms with ten generators each, producing a total of 87 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. As of 2009, the hydroelectric plant is the third-largest in the world, with 10,200 MW capacity.

largest dam in the world Guri Dam Top 10 Largest Dams in the World

Guri Dam

8. Yacyretá-Apipe, Paraguay/Argentina: 81,000 cubic meter

The dam was built over the waterfalls of Jasyretâ-Apipé in the Paraná River, between the Argentine Province of Corrientes and the Paraguayan department of Misiones. The dam is named for Yacyretâ Island just upstream, much of which the dam submerged. The dam is 808 meters long, and its installed equipment has a maximum power output of 4,050 MW, with an annual maximum power output of 19,080 GWh, and a maximum water flow rate of 55,000 cubic meters per second. However, because its reservoir is seven meters below its planned water level, the dam currently operates at only 60% capacity.

largest dam in the world Yacyretá Apipe Dam Top 10 Largest Dams in the World

Yacyretá Apipe Dam

7. Atatürk Dam, Turkey: 84,500 cubic meters

The Atatürk Dam is a zoned rock-fill dam with a central core on the Euphrates River on the border of Ad?yaman Province and ?anl?urfa Province in Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. Built both to generate electricity and to irrigate the plains in the region. The construction began in 1983 and was completed in 1990. The dam embankment is 169 m (554 ft) high and 1,820 m (5,970 ft) long. The hydroelectric power plant (HEPP) has a total installed power capacity of 2,400 MW generating 8,900 GWh electricity annually.

largest dam in the world Ataturk Dam Top 10 Largest Dams in the World

Ataturk Dam

6. Tucurui Dam, Brazil: 85,200 cubic meters

The Tucuruí Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Tocantins River located on the Tucuruí County in Brazil. The name “Tucuruí” was taken from a little city that existed near the construction site; there is now a city of the same name just downstream of the dam. The installed generation capacity of the plant is 8,370 MW, with 24 generating units. The Tucuruí spillway was the largest in the world with 120,000m3/s of capacity of discharge, until it was edged out in 2008 by the 120,600m3/s maximum discharge of the Three Gorges complex in China.
largest dam in the world Tucurui Dam Top 10 Largest Dams in the World

Tucurui Dam

5. Lower Usuma, Nigeria: 93,000 cubic meters

Lower Usuma is the name of a dam on the Usuma river in Nigeria. It was built in 1990 near Abuja, the new capital of Nigeria, and supplied the city with drinking water. The dam holds 93 million cubic meters of raw water, the water flow to five water plants, where the water is treated before it is passed to Abuja. The total capacity of the water is 10,000 cubic meters per hour.
largest dam in the world Lower Usuma Dam Top 10 Largest Dams in the World

Lower Usuma Dam

4. Fort Peck, Montana: 96,049 cubic meters

The Fort Peck Dam is the highest of six major dams along the Missouri River, located in northeast Montana in the United States, near Glasgow, and adjacent to the community of Fort Peck. At 21,026 feet (6,409 m) in length and over 250 feet (76 m) in height, it is the largest hydraulically filled dam in the United States, and creates Fort Peck Lake, the fifth largest man-made lake in the U.S. It lies within the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. The dam and 134-mile (216 km) long lake exist for the purposes of hydroelectric power generation, flood control, and water quality management.

The dam presently has a nameplate capacity of 185,250 kilowatts, divided among 5 generating units. Three units in powerhouse number one, completed in 1951, generate a total of 105,000 kilowatts. Completed in 1961, the two remaining generating units in powerhouse number 2, have a nameplate capacity of 80,000 kilowatts.

largest dam in the world Fortpeck Dam Top 10 Largest Dams in the World

Fort Peck Dam

3. Tarbela, Pakistan: 121,720 cubic meters

Tarbela Dam is a large dam on the Indus River in Pakistan. It is located in Haripur District, Hazara Division, Khyber pakhtunkhwa, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Islamabad. The dam is 485 feet (148 m) high above the riverbed. The dam forms the Tarbela Reservoir, with a surface area of approximately 250-square-kilometre (97 sq mi). The dam was completed in 1974 and was designed to store water from the Indus River for irrigation, flood control, and the generation of hydroelectric power.
largest dam in the world Tarbela Dam Top 10 Largest Dams in the World

Tarbela Dam

2. Samara / Zhiguli Dam,Russia: 169,000,000 cubic meters

Samara Dam is a large dam and hydroelectric station on the Volga River, located near Zhigulyovsk and Tolyatti in Samara Oblast of Russia. It is the sixth stage of the Volga-Kama Cascade of dams, and the second of them by installed power.

largest dam in the world Samara Dam Top 10 Largest Dams in the World

Samara Dam

1. Three Gorges, China: 39,300,000 cubic meters

The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric river dam that spans the Yangtze River in the town of Sandouping, located in the Yiling District of Yichang, in the Hubei province, China. It is the world’s largest electricity-generating plant of any kind.

The dam body was completed in 2006. Except for a ship lift, all of the originally planned components of the project were completed on October 30, 2008 when the 26th generator was brought into commercial operation. Currently, it contains 26 completed generators in the shore power plant, each with a capacity of 700 MW. Six additional generators in the underground power plant are being installed and are not expected to become fully operational until around 2011.

largest dam in the world Three Gorges Dam Top 10 Largest Dams in the World

Three Gorges Dam

Those dams is one of the proof of human achievements. As a major need but also a disaster potential, dams have to be carefully planned. All people in the world don’t want to get bad effect of dam even it’s just drying wet basement as the impact of flood leaked dams. Some of the future larger dams is under development. Noted like Syncrude Tailings in Canada and Chapetón in Argentina that will be larger than New Cornelia Tailing when done.

By gokulnath889 Posted in news

top 10 tech news in 2011


for $8.5 billion

Microsoft ruffled quite a few feathers when it made the largest acquisition in its history. In May 2011, Microsoft purchased Skype which had more than 650 million users worldwide, for $8.5 million.

 

Google launches Chrome OS / Chromebooks

Google had been the be all and end all in the lives of netizens since a while before they amped up their presence by launching their very own Google Chrome OS (shipped with Chromebooks) in June 2011. One of the founders of Google said during the Chome OS launch event, that operating systems like Windows were “torturing users”

Sony PlayStation network gets hacked

The Sony PlayStation network faced an unprecedented situation in April 2011. It got hacked and Sony termed it as an “external intrusion”. History repeated itself very soon. The Sony PlayStation network faced a second hacking attack and had to temporarily shut down more than 90,000 user accounts on its network.

Apple launches iPad2

Apple saw raving success with the launch of the iPad, with nearly 15 million iPads sold in 2010 alone. In March 2011, Steve Jobs, then CEO of Apple launched iPad 2 which boasted a faster processor, with many other interface issues being ironed out.

Apple launches iPhone 4S

Laying rumours of an iPhone 5 to rest, Tim Cook, the new CEO of Apple announced the launch of the iPhone 4S in October 2011. Although users were disappointed that not much change was visible, Tim Cook reassured Apple fans that the iPhone 4S was the “best iPhone yet”. It boasted a faster processor, faster graphics and a better camera than the previous iPhone.

Microsoft offers office on cloud

Responding to a market which demanded mobility and applications on the go, Microsoft launched Office 365 which basically allowed users to access their favourite applications and tasks like using the word processor, using spreadsheets, emails and some such online.

Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs passes away

Just a few days after the launch of the iPhone 4S, Apple posted a message on its website that started with “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius….” and rightly so. Founder and ex CEO Steve Jobs passed away at the age of 56 on 5th October 2011, losing the battle to pancreatic cancer. Jobs was the man responsible for giving mankind the revolutionary iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad.

Netflix loses more than 8,00,000 subscribers

It is one thing for an online video rental company to lose a few subscribers. But when you lose more than 8,00,000 subscribers in a span of less than 3 months, you make news. That’s exactly what happened with Netflix by the end of September 2011. A badly priced marketing strategy that raised the cost of renting DVD and streaming video services was the cause of this major setback.

BBM shuts down leaving millions BBM addicts out of touch

Only a BBM addict will know how much pain is caused when Blackberry Messenger services shut down. And that is exactly what happened in October 2011 that caused a worldwide outrage among users of Blackberry devices when BlackBerry Messenger services were down, not once but twice. Twitter and Facebook were flush with messages and updates on the lines of “….BlackBerry = waste of money!”

Android market faces the wrath of malware

The Android market suffered a setback in March 2011 when more than 50 applications were found to be malware that stole data from Android devices. Google immediately went on damage control but it was a tad too late as the reputation of the ‘free Android platform’ already took a major hit that left many users paranoid.

Yes, we do know that there were many other news as well, which were quite significant in Tech space, but this is our take. If you think, we have missed out an important one – Do let us know!

Top 10 Negative news in INDIA 2011


2011 Mumbai bombing

Mumbai gained more notoriety for being a target of terrorist attacks again in July 2011 when 3 explosions went off in Dadar, Zaveri Bazaar and the Royal Opera House. 26 innocent lives were lost and the financial hub of the country once again, reeled in pain and faced the wrath of terror.

Stock markets crash to a 2 year low

Call it the big plunge or call it bloodbath, the stock market in India plummeted and closed at 15,699 on 23rd November 2011, the lowest close in two years. The Sensex also witnessed one of the biggest single day falls in nearly two years, of 704 points in February 2011.

Sathya Sai Baba passes away

Devoted followers and the country mourned the death of one of India’s most well known spiritual leaders. Sathya Sai Baba, 85, reportedly died due to cardio-respiratory failure. Well known personalities, celebrities and politicians payed homage to the spiritual leader at his home town of Puttaparthi.

India experiences tremendous fuel hikes

While fuel hikes in India are fairly common under political pretexts, they’re definitely not welcome. 4th November 2011 saw the fourth oil price hike of the year 2011, with an increase of Rs. 1.82 per liter. [Note: Here’s how you can beat the hike]

M.F. Husain passes away

M.F. Husain’s name is synonymous with the Indian art scene. The fact that Husain’s paintings were highly prized were not enough to save this artist from exile during which he spent the last few years of his life in Dubai and London. M.F. Husain died on 9th June 2011 due to a silent heart attack. He was 97.

Shammi Kapoor passes away

Dubbed as one of the most entertaining actors of Bollywood and a star of the 50s, 60s and 70s, Shammi Kapoor passed away on 14th August 2011. Bollywood mourned the death of this iconic member of the Kapoor clan who lost the battle to kidney failure.

India falls in Global Corruption Index

Corruption Index? Yes, a firm called Transparency International publishes yearly the Corruptions Perceptions Index in which India fell from 87 to 95. This is definitely not good news as India Inc tries to woo foreign investors with FDI in retail and is a big blow to efforts by the Anna Hazare movement.

Rupee falls to an all time low against the dollar

In a crushing blow to the Indian currency, the Indian Rupee plummeted to an all time low against the US Dollar on 22nd November 2011 at 52.50 to a dollar. While the ministries and governments are blaming uncertainties in foreign markets and expect the exchange rate to correct itself in the coming months, importers are facing the wrath of higher prices.

Corporate India shows bad signs of growth

Corporate India has shown single digit growth towards the end of the year. This has been the worst in all the quarters until now. Rising costs of raw materials, interest rates and commodities are said to be blamed for the same.

Major restrictions placed on Indian Paypal users

If you were merrily earning dollars through your Paypal account until now, the new restrictions on PayPal effective 1st March 2011 must have surely meant bad news for you. You cannot receive payments that exceed 500 dollars per transaction. Users must also transfer all the money received to their Indian bank account within 7 days.

There you have it – The top 10 negative news that Indians had to bear in 2011. We hope we do not have any additions to these in remainder of 2011 days. Let us know if we missed out any important negative.

Always remember, that these are our opinion about top negative news, you may have a difference opinion!

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Most Influential People in the World 2011:The Time


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