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IITF 2009, Pragati Maidan Delhi

I was in the pragati maidan for The International Trade Fair 2009. Initially although i felt i chose the wrong day (Sunday) to be here but later was convinced as what pleasure could it be to watch a huge fair with less people.. The crowd is an attraction as well.
Among the usual state wise stalls the following seem very appealing stalls from Maharashtra, TamilNadu, AndhraPradesh, Standing out even.
Not to miss Hall number 12. The stalls from Thailand, Afghanistan, Pakisthan, Bangladesh. Get some nice massage from Thai masseurs at a nominal cost of Rs 200/15 mins for foot massage, body massage, or neck and shoulder. The Stone works (Onex) from Pakistan was superb but so costly. The silver furniture store was one more good thing out there... Dining table for 4 L and similar costs for a furniture set , and a swing all made of solid silver..
The arrangement for food was one thing that the organizers should re-think for next year. The reason may be attributed such huge crowd, feeding lakhs can…

Google Wave

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Finally after the long wait got the invitation from google and now have my account setup. With some initial roadblocks of not knowing what to do and how to just as if an infant would learn to walk with its first few steps...


As a few of us might already know right now the wave is only open as a developer preview and Google actually aims to have this coming up late this year. But in order to try out your developing skills with the Google Wave you need to have a sandbox account too... (Am glad that I was able to request for and was granted too soon... ) With a little bit of tremble I was able to create my first Google Wave Robot as it is called (If you have a wave account try adding my application by including vtrravikumar@appspot.com) This is a friendly bot that would greet as soon as anyone joins the wave. There are gadgets that could be developed and have seen few useful ones already there like the one which uses the map API.. It was also good to see lots of people already started dis…