Archive for September, 2006

The IITs have taken up an initiative of starting online teaching and thus have started offering course materials online for every engineering stream. Many professors from all the IITs have provided course materials for each chapter and each subject. Though some of them are not yet available, I am sure in the following months they […]

Best of the Blogs contest ( involves putting together a catalog of blogs on a variety of topics that are actually worth reading. Here is your chance to add your favorite blogs and podcasts to the list, so that the whole world can also know your tastes and benifit from it. Only three more days […]

India’s IT gaints have done nothing to foster technological innovation. Although they have built multi-billion-dollar businesses by providing outsourced IT services, they haven’t really created new intellectual property. India’s much -touted prowess rests merely on labour arbitrage. Having said that, it is true that India has the potential to become a technological innovation hotspot. It […]

The UPA(Usability Professionals’ Association) Hyderabad branch is conducting a Personal website and Blog Design competition. Announcing a competition to recognize aesthetics and usability of personnel web sites & Blogs. Personal web sites are like your home in cyberspace. They are personal cyber addresses. They have become so important that one need to book the domain […]

Google has come out with a new scheme, where in they get the public to review/test their unreleased products. How? User Experience Research Program. Anybody across the world can participate in four levels: Usability study at a Google office: Typically, you will use a Google product or prototype, and give feedback on it. You could […]

The 8th one is here… but there are people, who point out why it should be 7th of September and not 27th. Well either way, if google chooses to put this doodle today, then I might as well accept it and celebrate it… While you are at it, also check google’s recently launched service “News […]

InvoBot – a Chennai based company, that promises to conduct workshops on robotics on a regular basis in and around the city, is kick starting this October. “Chennai has always been a hot bed for robotics, but due to the lack of mentors and specific shops for robot components, that Mumbai and Delhi enjoy, Chennai […]

N-Logue Communications, a Chennai based company focused on rural internet is taking its next big step in bridging the Digital Divide in the nation. N-Logue was launched to fulfil the need for Internet and voice services in every underserved small town and village in India. With headquarters in Chennai, it has already successfully enabled internet […]

Check out the google experimental design of their search results page. The services like image search, book search etc. show on the left hand side bar. Though I hate this look, but here is how you do it: 1) Go to 2) On the right hand side corner you will note a “Personalize” and […]

Go to and enter “Music:comfortably numb” without the quotes and you would be surprised by the results. There apparently is a google operator “Music”. Though officially not out from the google labs, I guess it works perfectly fine. The results provide youw ith information on the song and album. What is funny is that […]