Welcome to Bhiknoor.blogspot.com..We have the great SIDDARAMESHWARA SWAMY TEMPLE (Most sacred temple of lord shiva),wide Variety of crops are yielded every year , even in drought conditions , coz of versatile good soil,One of the lead producer of sugarcane and jaggery in Telangana region, Home for many engineers and doctors , every village in our mandal has an engineer, Drastic increase of literacy rate in our mandal is seen..

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A.R. Rahman Masters iPad With Original Song, Announces Tour

It’s 2010. When you think of musicians, producers and artists you have to think tech. Leave it to Indian super-producer A. R. Rahman to lead with the latest in cutting edge tech, the iPad.

MTV Iggy had the chance to sit down one-on-one with Rahman before he announced his upcoming world tour, “A. R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour.” We found that not only does he own an iPad, he now owns eight!

When Rahman’s flight arrived from India to New York at 4am on Monday, he and his staff went straight to the 24/7 Apple store on 5th avenue to buy the tablet.
“They wouldn’t give more than two for each person,” but “there were so many emails from friends and directors [from India] wanting them.” So the Mozart of Technologyhad his entourage help him out. Shhh, don’t tell Steve Jobs!
By the time MTV Iggy was talking with him at 11am, A. R. was proudly showing off the apps he had already downloaded.
A. R. showed us a couple of programs that he was into. Upon swiping his tablet open, the first one was already called up. “I love this program, Bebot – Robot Synth.

He demonstrated the program with an original song, on-the-fly. Every finger-touch presented an auditory note, gestures up the pad controlled volume and intensity. The horizontal movement changed the tone. He seemed to have mastered the instrument that is Bebot, calling it a “polyphonic theremin.” He modestly told us, “I’m getting used to it still.”

Friday, April 16, 2010

Alternatives to the Apple iPad

HP Slate

By far and away, the most known about product is the HP slate and we're expecting it to hit in June. It's slightly smaller than the iPad with an 8.9-inch multitouch display and, rather than the iPhone OS, it runs the touch-enabled Windows 7. At the core is a 1.6GHz Intel Atom 530 processor with 1GB DDR2 of non-user upgradeable RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of SSD storage expandable with SD cards.

On top of the Microsoft OS sits the HP Touch UI, found on the company's all-in-one products, with app support for programs like Firefox, Skype and others. The Slate has full Flash compatibility, so you get full and complete web access and videos and games as well. It'll come with a front and back camera (VGA and 3-megapixel respectively), take video footage and cope with 1080p playback courtesy of the Intel UMA PowerVR SGX 535 graphics chipset.

It's not thought to have 3G connectivity but there's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well as USB 2.0 and HDMI-out as well. It will come with a stylus that hopefully won't ruin it and from the promo videos it certainly has a dock which looks to play the content straight onto your TV. Whether it can stream that content wirelessly or not has not been confirmed. And all that is set to cost in the region of $549 - $599 depending on if you go for built-in GPS as well. A nice looking proposition so long as it's well made.
Additionally, there also happens to be a rumour that HP is developing a 6-inch version known as the Half-Pint.

Dell Mini 5

Somehow the Dell mini 5 seems a little less exciting given this is just a half iPad at 5-inches but the action hots up when you realise it runs on an Android OS. Like the iPad, Android is going to mean lots and lots of apps to play with. What we do know about the Mini 5 so far is that, again, there's full Flash support, a back and a front camera - this time with the bigger being at 5-megapixel resolution and with a dual LED flash - and there's both Wi-Fi and SIM-powered 3G connectivity as well as Bluetooth and A-GPS as well.

It has a 480 x 800px multitouch display, a 3-axis accelerometer, two microSD card slots and the whole thing is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU and 405MB of RAM. On paper it smacks much more of a big phone than a home-style tablet but the specs certainly sound good. Perhaps not quite the same niche as an iPad but definitely worth considering.

MSI Dual Screen

Officially speaking, this is the product with no name but that's because, officially speaking, MSI will only be releasing their 10-inch dual screen tablet device if people are really interested. Well, we are interested and have been since it was first showed off CES 2010 but if the company doesn't get a move on, the world might lose interest.

What people have managed to glean is that it runs Windows 7, has SSD storage, a virtual keyboard and is also part eReader. Now, whether that involves any e-ink/ePaper is unknown but the fact it has two "pages" will certainly add to the book look and feel. Like the HP Slate, it runs on the INTEL Atom 530, so should be nice and quiet but, as for price, it's only been stated as probably very expensive. Expect to hear more of it, or something like it by the end of the year. No breath holding for this one please.

Notion Ink Adam

The genius of this 10-inch tablet is that it is both an e-ink panel and LCD display depending upon how much light is falling onto its surface. It's powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 chip, which runs at 1GHz and acts as both a CPU and graphics card in one and, on the software front, you'll use Firefox or Chrome to browse the Web, both of which support Flash.
Notion Ink seems at great pains to point out that you can multitask on it too.
It has an HDMI-out, 3 USB ports, outputs 1080p resolution, has a 3-megapixel camera and they reckon they can still get 16 hours of life out of the battery. When the backlight's off and the sunshine is bright, that should go up to a whopping 160 hours.

There's Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, a pile of sensors and accelerometers, GPS, an SD Card slot and, fingers crossed, Notion can get it down to less than 1kg and 14mm thick in time for a summer 2010 launch. As for the price, well that's to be expected anywhere between $327 and $800 depending on your choice of additional trinkets. Definitely one to watch out for if the its bite is as serious as all the bark.

Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

It's a laptop but not as we know it. Many thought the Lenovo ideapad U1 was the stuff of science fiction when it was unveiled at CES but it seems the company is good to they're word. It's arriving in June. There's even a "sign up for more information as we release it page", look.

There's not an awful lot new to know about it just yet but the idea is that it's a Windows 7 laptop powered by an Intel core 2 duo chip that you can take off the 11.6-inch 16:9 touch display and then walk around with it using it as a 1GHz Snapdragon powered 3G tablet with Lenovo's own interface called Skylight. Quite nice idea really.

The tablet head weighs just 750g and offers 10 hours on a single charge. The whole machine is powered by 4GB RAM and has 16GB of flash memory but just how much of those are accessible to just the tablet part are not yet know. More details when it arrives on 1st June at an expected price of $999.

Microsoft Courier

As with the MSI concept, the Microsoft courier is a dual screen device that's part tablet, part eReader. According to leaks, rumours and word on the intertubes, it'll be around 5" x 7" when closed, run on the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform and feature the same OS as found on the Zune HD.

It was initially marketed at designers and professionals but has since moved on to be a consumer focused device. Whether or not it will still come with stylus remains to be seen as does the price. Both will be revealed by early 2011 according to a recent article in the newyork times.

Google Pad

The same NYT piece talks of a mysterious but rumoured device from Google - this time actually made by Google rather than put together by HTC as the Nexus One was.

It's said to run Android, which will please a lot of people looking to synch their non-Apple phones, and the company is apparently working through talks with all sorts of publishers to deliver books, magazines and newspapers in much the same way as the Apple device. Doubtless, it'll be the "iPad killer" that most will be waiting for. The word, though, is that the search giant is running in stealth mode on this one.


Never one to miss out on a craze, Asus also confirmed that it'll be launching at least two tablet PCs in 2010.
The Taiwanese company's chairman, Jonny Shih, told Forbes that Asus will be showing off their efforts at the Computex trade show in June. The really good news is that it's likely that one of these devices will run Windows 7 and the other either Android or Chrome OS. All bases covered.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Microsoft KIN ONE and KIN TWO

Microsoft has announced the KIN ONE - the first device in the manufacturer's social networking line upannounced the first two phones in its new KIN product line today, each aimed squarely at tweens and teens.
Aside from slightly different form factors and specs, the KIN ONE and KIN TWO feature the same UI and basic functionality.
We sat down with Microsoft's Director of Product Management, Planning and Research, Pete Bernard to get a full run down of of the KIN ONE's key features:watch video 

Friday, April 2, 2010

Suicides, Some for Separatist Cause, Jolt India: THE NEW YORK TIMES

HYDERABAD, India — Sai Kumar Meegada, a 20-year-old straight-A chemical engineering student at a prestigious university here, came home from breakfast one morning early this month, slipped a length of clothesline around his neck, tied it to the ceiling fan in his dorm room and hanged himself.
  “For the people of Telangana, this is my final salute,” said a note he left, referring to the decades-old struggle to create a separate region in Andhra Pradesh, a large state in southern India. “My final and last request is take my body to the legislative assembly. Goodbye.”
   With that, Mr. Meegada became one of a surprising number of people many of them young and educated, with bright futures awaiting them to have committed suicide over the battle to carve out India’s 29th state. Some estimates have attributed more than 200 suicides to the cause.
    But these politically motivated deaths are just one aspect of a troubling trend. Suicide has become something of a phenomenon in India, especially in the south, which now has one of the highest suicide rates in the world — a fact that has both puzzled and alarmed public health experts.
      Suicides by indebted farmers are frequently reported in the news media and pointed to as a sign that India has forgotten its rural poor. But according to Indian government statistics, bankruptcy or poverty provoke less than 5 percent of Indian suicides. A family conflict, a broken love affair or an illness is a more likely spur.

Then there are politics. The number of ideologically motivated suicides in India doubled between 2006 and 2008, the last year for which statistics were available, according to the government. While the overall number remains small, mental health experts say these deaths illustrate the increasing stress on young people in a nation where, elections notwithstanding, the masses often feel powerless.

“Young people see this as a way to give meaning to what seem like meaningless lives,” said Sudhir Kakar, a prominent psychoanalyst and novelist who has written extensively about mental health in India. “It is a way to become a hero, to take a stand.”

Suicide is generally considered taboo in Hinduism, the religion of most Indians, because it disrupts the cycle of reincarnation that is central to the soul’s progress, Mr. Kakar said.

But the willingness to die for a cause, as exemplified by Gandhi’s epic fasts during the struggle for independence, is seen as noble and worthy. Ancient warriors in Tamil Nadu, in southeastern India, would commit suicide if their commander was killed, Mr. Kakar said. And the practice of sati, or widow burning, although outlawed, remains a potent symbol of wifely devotion.

In modern, democratic India, however, such drastic measures seem like a bizarre and troubling throwback that has shattered many families.

The political causes that spur multiple suicides can seem remarkably provincial. When Andhra Pradesh’s popular chief minister, Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy, died in a helicopter crash last year, the news media reported suicides by dozens of his supporters, though such reports are difficult to verify.

Other suicide epidemics have had nothing to do with politics. When a gangster kidnapped the Indian actor Rajkumar, one of the biggest stars of Kannada-language films, in 2000, it was reported that dozens of his fans had committed suicide out of despair for their hero’s safety.

The fight for statehood for Telangana, an inland region that sees itself as marginalized by coastal elites, gained attention when a fast brought the movement’s leader, K. Chandrasekhara Rao, to the brink of death in December.

Since then, confusing political brawling has left the region’s statehood hopes in limbo, but dozens of young people besides Mr. Meegada, the engineering student, have succumbed to the emotional pull of the issue.

M. Sunil Kumar was a 25-year-old reporter at a local newspaper in the provincial town of Warangal. His older brother Anil had dropped out of high school to run the family’s mutton shop when their father died so that Sunil could go to college.

Mr. Kumar apparently became obsessed with the statehood movement, attending every meeting of the local activist group. One day in early March, the family went to a distant temple, but Mr. Kumar stayed behind. His mother discovered him hanging from a beam, one of her shawls around his neck.

“I am sacrificing my life for Telangana, to wake up our leaders,” he wrote in a suicide note.

But his family has also sacrificed, losing not only a son but also their biggest breadwinner. “I lost my son because of Telangana,” his mother, Swarupa, wailed. “Don’t burn your mother’s womb,” she shouted, imploring other statehood supporters not to commit suicide.

Nevertheless, local political leaders have exploited Mr. Kumar’s death. Outside the family’s two-room house hangs a banner with Mr. Kumar’s photograph superimposed over his suicide note. “Those who commit suicide for Telangana, we salute you,” the text on the poster says. “Wake up people and fight for Telangana.”

Political leaders of the movement said that they tried to discourage young people from committing suicide. “We tell them, don’t die for Telangana, live and fight for Telangana,” Mr. Rao said.

But other leaders seem less wary about celebrating suicide for the cause. “They are real heroes,” said Peddi Sudarshan Reddy, a member of the governing council of the main pro-statehood party. “But we are not glorifying that heroism.”

Glory is perhaps what Karunakar, 20, a lower-caste eighth-grade dropout, was looking for when he doused himself in kerosene and set himself alight in January.

He instantly became an icon in his village. A poster of him in a tough, Bollywood-style pose of defiance hangs in the village square, next to a small temple to the monkey god Hanuman. In life, he was unheralded: a day laborer who grew up in a part of town notorious for prostitution. In death, he was a hero.

“He was all the time talking of Telangana, Telangana, Telangana,” said his 70-year-old grandfather, Musku Hanumanthu. “I tried to persuade him not to get too involved. But he used to say, ‘I will sacrifice everything for Telangana.’ ”

He survived for three days in the hospital, expressing no regrets despite the pain of his burns, his grandfather said.

“Even in the hospital he kept saying, ‘Long live Telangana,’ ” Mr. Hanumanthu said.

 (Source:Ny Times)