Wordless Thursday – 20 trivia facts about world countries

I admit I have not been posting to the wordless Thursday section for a while now. And  I am looking to make ammends to that starting this week again. The first of the return should be interesting so I have picked the world in superlatives.
Some of course might say that most of these superlatives are not so very useful, however they are interesting and that’s what I strive to bring. Starting from which country is the most lactose intolerable to the country with the most venomous snake bites, its here. Read on.  

Wordless Thursday – Revolution in every generation

My life is constantly changing and evolving, especially in how we lead our day to day. I would love to go behind the scenes to research upcoming technologies but cant. However. it’s always a pleasant surprise when big new things come out.

This infographic highlights big inventions that impact our lifestyles greatly. It does a good job of getting lots of cool info into one piece. I must say however I’d like to see more of the ‘graphic’ section of infographic. There’s definitely some cool statistics and charts that could be thrown in with all these great ideas. A cool fact you may not catch a first glance: 2.8 million e-mails are sent every second!

Wordless Thursday – 10 commonly misunderstood english words

I am reminded of the dialog from the movie “Namak Halal” one of my favourites, “I can talk english, I can walk english I can speak english, cos english is a funny language”. I do not think we as Indians are awesome at English does not mean that we are not bad with it. However like the rest of the world there are among us who are really grammar geeks, I have a sister who is one. Another friend who makes fun of my spellings, Frankly without the auto correct and checking feature on most programs I would have been the worst blogger on the planet, with spelling mistakes and grammar mistakes.

This weeks Wordless Thursday we look at some of the most misunderstood words in English. :) Help !

Wordless Thursday – A World without Google

If you are reading this blog for a while, you will definitely know my love for Google. From Search to mail, from image search to docs, Google earth, picassa and all the goodies that Google provides for free  I am a fan of everything. In fact I hope to someday make some decent money from this blog from Google Ads. But all aside, what would the Internet be like without Google ? I cannot imagine it. I am completely dependent on Google for my day to day stuff. Google It, is kinda my online life. But what would really happen if Google was not there, here is an infographic to kinda show the impact of Google on our life, and a life without Google.

Google Spy logo, Google Logo Search

I hope this Info graphic is scary enough for all you Google haters, so much so that you get rid of those Google Ad blockers and go ahead and click on the ads that you find interesting maybe even on this blog.

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World’s best Presentations – 2010

Slideshare.net which was one of my most frequented websites a couple of years back to learn everything from Social Media to well Green Awareness campaigns, hosts every year a competition for the world’s best PowerPoint presentations. And believe you me, these presentations are nothing less than a feat themselves, to be picked out of over 5000 presentations which include presentation guru’s like Seth Godin and Garr Reynolds, is an honor by itself.

For those of you who have not yet looked at slideshare.net this is good time to do so. To cure the world from death by PowerPoint, it is really important to start using some really interesting techniques that are mentioned in various presentations on the site. If you look at them carefully, there are at least three elements common among all the winning entries – the use of large fonts, there’s very little amount of text used in slides and you’ll find no more than one picture in each slide and it often fills up the entire space.

In fact, you can also slowly be able to present as elegantly as Steve Jobs. Well I understand that there are many different faucets to his presentations, however the actual slides can be as good as what he does.

Getting back to the Presentations that are really outstanding, presentations that have been picked as the World’s best from the visitors and the Judges alike, here are the 3 best :

Apart from these if you would still want to check on my world’s best presentations, you can check out my share of presentations on Slideshare.net, you can check it out here.

Wordless Thursday – Shocking cell phone usage statistics

Sometimes people do not really know the difference between cellphone usage and etiquite, and let me tell you one of the most shocking number in the info graphic is the number of people using the phone during sex. [ credit ]

Wordless Thursday – 15 things you do not know about the Tongue

Its tough without an internet connection, especially if you write a blog. Add insult to injury is the fact that I am feeling completely cut off from my beloved Internet. A few years ago my boss told me, “Browse for a couple of hours on a daily basis where you browse, not entertain, mail check but just browse”. Guess what it has turned into an obsession now. I feel like what can only be described as Internet withdrawal syndrome. No I am not Addicted to the Internet, ya, whats that site again ? lol.

Worlds Most Expensive Home completed – In India

Costing over $1 Billion the Ambani Residence has now completed and is now open. There is one part of me that is really proud that the Most expensive home in the world is built in India, but on the other hand I am also appalled at it. The Antilia is the product of a partnership between architecture firms Perkins+Will and Hirsch Bedner Associates. The building, which has taken nearly three years to complete, hosts 27-stories, which are far from modest. The tower would in fact hold 60-stories, had Ambani settled for standard-height ceilings, rather than opting for an exceptionally high floor-to-ceiling program. The building currently stands on Mumbai’s Altamount Road – prime real estate in the dense metropolis – towering over surrounding structures less than half its size.

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The home contains a health club with a gym and dance studio, a swimming pool, a ballroom, guestrooms, a variety of lounges, and a 50-seater cinema. Three helicopter pads have been installed on the roof, and a car park for 160 vehicles sits on the ground floor. Clearly more space than a housekeeper, or full hotel staff can handle, the Ambani family has employed a staff of 600 to tend to the home!

When I looked at the home and its Carbon Footprint I was surprised at the claim that it was one of the greenest homes ever built. Antilia initially marketed itself as one of the greenest buildings to in the world, not surprisingly, the singular green element first portrayed in the initial renderings is far from evident. The image once depicting a structure covered in green foliage, has in fact been replaced by a vision of stark steel geometry stacked up towards the sky. Experts are saying that no other private property of comparable size and prominence exists anywhere in the world.

So then I started looking at another way to hate it, thinking about how in a country filled with poverty and homelessness this is one monstrosity that stands 27 floors for a family of 5, Mukesh Ambani, his wife and 3 kids. But isint it something that we Indians are known for, when another person achieves something that is matter of dreams instead of looking up to the achievement, we look at various reasons why we would not like it.

At the end of the day, the home is now built and it signifies more than the poor India from the Slumdog Millionaire, It shows the world that the ‘Sleeping Tiger’ is now waking Up. It is ready to show the world that we have now a bigger, better thing than even the arabs lol … :)

Wordless Thursday – What do you know about SPAM

We all talk about it, are annoyed my it, and even swear that we never send any of these, still India ranks second in the sending of SPAM. More about SPAM in this week’s Infographic.

Wordless Thursday – The Dangers of Riding a Motorcycle

This week’s wordless Thursday is one of my favourite things to do when in India, Ride a Motorcycle. And the dangers doing it.