Thursday, June 24, 2010

Indian Rupee Symbol - The deciding date is today

(From pluggd.in and TOI)

We will have a new symbol for Indian National Rupee today.

The Union Cabinet will today decide on the symbol for Indian Rupee, a privilege (unique identity) available only to major currencies like dollar, euro, pound sterling and yen.



The proposal, said to be prompted by the growing influence of the Indian economy in the global arena, involves a shortlist of five symbols (finalists above) for the Indian rupee drawn up the finance ministry, reflecting the Indian ethos and culture.

1) The symbol should be applicable to standard keyboard
2) The symbol has to be in the Indian National Language Script or a visual representation
3) The symbol should represent the historical & cultural ethos of the country as widely accepted across the country

I think fourth one should be he winner. Both Devnagri and Roman script of Rupya and Rupee are visible in the symbol. The first and the second symbols definitely do not stand a chance. Go India Go!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Movies on Bombay

  • Aamir, 2008 - Raj Kumar Gupta
  • Black Friday, 2006 - Anurag Kashyap
  • Bombay, 1996 - Mani Ratnam
  • Mithya, 2008 - Rajat Kapoor
  • Mumbai Cutting, 2009 - Various
  • Mumbai Meri Jaan, 2008 - Nishant Kamat
  • Page 3, 2005 - Madhur Bhandarkar
  • Salaam Bombay!, 1988 - Mira Nair
  • Satya, 1998 - Ram Gopal Varma
  • Company, 2002 - Ram Gopal Varma
  • Sarkar, 2005 - Ram Gopal Varma
  • Sarkar Raj, 2008 - Ram Gopal Varma
  • Slumdog Millionaire, 2008 - Danny Boyle
  • Tum Mile, 2009 - Kunal Deshmukh
  • 26th July at Barista, 2008 - Mohan Sharma
  • Chandni Bar, 2001 - Madhur Bhandarkar

Watch them and then you will say "I love Bombay" :)
Can you suggest more movies?

As of June 20, 2010.. I have not seen Mumbai Cutting and Tum Mile (WTF? How could I miss them? :( Both released just before placement season. :() First thing to do when I reach IIT now.

Also find a Weird Things to do in Mumbai List here: http://pratikpoddar.blogspot.com/2009/12/weird-things-to-do-in-mumbai.html

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cities Visited

Travel Map
I've been to 47 cities in 9 countries
Asia
Hong Kong (SAR): Hong Kong Island
India: Agra
India: Ahmadabad
India: Badarinath
India: Chennai
India: Colangute
India: Delhi
India: Gangotri
India: Goa
India: Haridwar
India: Jaipur
India: Joshimath
India: Kedarnath
India: Kolkata
India: Kota
India: Mumbai
India: Mussoorie
India: Panaji
India: Patna
India: Patna
India: Pushkar
India: Ranchi
India: Rishikesh
India: Ujjain
India: Uttarkashi
India: Yamnotri
Europe
Austria: Hellbrunn
Austria: Salzburg
Austria: Werfen
Belgium: Bruges
France: Etretat
France: Marseille
France: Montpellier
France: Nice
France: Paris
France: Versailles
Germany: Dachau
Germany: Munich
Germany: Munich
Monaco: Monaco
Netherlands: Amsterdam
Netherlands: Rotterdam
Switzerland: Engelberg
Switzerland: Interlaken
Switzerland: Lauterbrunnen
Switzerland: Zermatt


This is as on date June 15 2010. For latest updates visit http://www.geckogo.com/profile/pratikpoddar