Cyclone Phailin has hit the Odisha-Andhra coast near Gopalpur in Ganjam district of Odisha on Saturday night. At over 200 km per hour Phailin is the worst cyclone in the last 14 years and the area is in complete darkness due to no power supply. The Govt has assured all possible preparations to combat Phailin.People are being evacuated from several areas to safer locations.The Govt seems vigilant and attentive with words of assurance from Home Minister Shinde,Congress President Sonia Gandhi and PM Manmohan Singh.So far, 7 people have been reported dead in Odisha while 5.7 lakh people have been evacuated.
US army researchers are trying to workout solutions to develop Hi-tech body armour for their commandos,all inspired by Hollywood Superhero -Iron Man .
Well , if India thought on similar grounds of getting inspired by a Bollywood Superhero … 😉
Narayan Sai,son of Asaram Bapu,the spiritual guru who is currently in jail,accused of raping a school girl, has been absconding since a fresh case was filed against the father son duo of raping two sisters between 2002 and 2004.Prior to his arrest,even Asaram Bapu had shown tantrums and given threats to media and police for trying to arrest him.While the police is on his hunt a Gujarati newspaper ad by Narayan Sai read he was not missing and that he is yet to report to the police for interrogation.
With the planet turning into a global village – thanks to the internet and growing human population(which is extending the length and breadth of cities),not far are the days when ‘Online Shopping’ would be an absurd term.Yes absurd because by 2030 Shopping would mean ‘Online’ only. Malls may replace to museums to show the future generation what shopping meant few decades back and many be replaced by dwelling towers specially in densely populated Indian sub-continent.
Cash On Delivery schemes have made orthodox Indian buyers bend down to online shopping and that declares the future of shopping would be in the virtual space solely.From electronic gadgets to apparels, to jewelries, to used cars, to online tutorial class services, every product and service has a market online which is increasing with every day passing by.With technology reaching out to the lower earning strata of society in the form of Smart Phone with Internet facility and increasing traffic and jams on roads and decreasing spare time to window-shop physically,browsing online shopping sites would be a part of lifestyle by 2030.The trend is simply in and will make physical shopping a word of history books. By 2030 dictionary meanings of Malls and Departmental Stores may change to a hub of website links of branded products and services. Window Shopping may mean surfing online shopping websites (which is already becoming a trend). The possibilities are quite likely because:
- Online Window Shopping saves time,physical exertion,and embarrassment of being stared by the sales guys inside the glass walls.
- It saves expenses and cuts down on middlemen thereby making the cost of products and services cheaper therefore quality products at cheaper rates.
- Internet , laptops and smart phones the much needed things for Online Surfing are readily available at affordable prices.
This post is for the EBay.in Future Of Shopping Contest hosted by IndiBlogger.in
Jai Shankar aka Psycho Shankar who is serving 10 years term in one of the 28 cases on him related to ‘rapes and murders’ had managed to elope from a Bangalore prison climbing three 30 feet walls has been caught after 5 days of his run. Some say it was a tussle between the jail management people which let this escape happen and it is also found that out of 22 only 5 jail cameras were operative during the escape. There is a sincere doubt that some jail authorities were involved in the entire episode.A probe is, as expected, on. 🙂
Now,who is responsible for this arrest? Is it the team of cops or is it the common sense of a psycho ? 😀