Saturday, August 27, 2005

Like Cricket, Love Baseball

Are you from England, Australia, India, or Pakistan? Do you like cricket? Did you used to watch and play cricket while you were in your native country? If you are currently living in United States, and if you have made an effort to learn the game of baseball, then what are your impressions of baseball?

I love baseball.

I used to die for cricket when I was in India. I used to watch entire test matches on TV regardless India was playing or not. After coming to United States, I started to learn baseball by watching it on TV. It took about 2-3 months to learn the game, but after that time I just fell in love with the game. Cricket seems boring and slow to me now.

I recommend that, if you have not already done so, try to learn some basic aspects of the baseball. I can say with confidence that if you liked cricket, you will love baseball.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Blogger Toolbar For Microsoft Word

Blogger recently announced a toolbar for Microsoft word. Many bloggers use Microsoft Word to create documents and then copy and paste into blogger to publish it. With this, Blogger Toolbar for Microsoft Word, publishing Microsoft Word documents will be very easy. I have already installed the toolbar and using it to post my writings.

There are a couple of things not supported by this toolbar: images and tables. I cannot post this document through blogger toolbar because it contains an image. The image itself shows the error message I got when I tried to post a document with a table in it.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Indian Aviation Industry

From the latest buzz coming out of India, it sounds like that the Indian Aviation Industry is growing by leaps and bounds. If we want to set aside a moment as a “big bang” for the expansion of the “Indian Aviation Universe” than we can set the last day of the Paris Air Show of the 2005 as the moment. On that day, Indian Aviation Industry came to life with bountiful airplane orders for Boeing and Airbus. Boeing and Airbus now considers India as a prime market for many years to come. I am sure that both airplane manufacturers will deploy their marketing and sales team in India to outsell each other in coming months.

Here is the order summary:
  • A new startup airline called Indigo ordered 100 planes from Airbus.
  • Jet Airways split its order and bought planes from Boeing and Airbus.
  • Kingfisher added five jumbo A380s to its fleet. (It will be interesting to see where Kingfisher airline flies these planes. Major airport infrastructure overhaul may be needed to land this aircraft.)
  • A few months earlier Air India ordered about 50 planes from Boeing.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Carnival of Personal Finance

Carnival of Personal Finance is a collection of the entries of the personal finance articles from various financial sites. Good insightful information can be found on these carnivals. Please check it out or bookmark this page to visit the carnivals later.

DateCarnival Location
June 20Consumerism Commentary
June 27Blueprint for Financial Prosperity
July 5AllThingsFinancial
July 11Smart Money Daily
July 18I Will Teach You To Be Rich
July 25Free Money Finance
August 1In Cash Flow We Trust
August 8Consumerism Commentary
August 15Blueprint for Financial Prosperity