WordCamp Mumbai!

The last 2 days were a good break in my hectic & download spirally life. There were setbacks and the Event wasn’t perfect but still it was enjoyable and it was also great to meet like minded people.

Kudos to the organizers & Volunteers Piyushkumar Jain & Simoni Gupta of Home for Geeks and to IndiBlogger for organizing this event and bring people with passion for WordPress closer.

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3 Bomb Blasts in Mumbai

Its unfortunate news that there has been another serial blomb blasts after 2008 in Mumbai. There have been 3 bomb blasts reported so far and there is no accurate information of the number of casualties yet.

Nearly 100 people were reportedly injured. One of the blast was triggered off in meter box. And currently there is also failed bomb which Bomb Squad is trying to diffuse.  All the places are crowed place that at the peak time in evening.

The blasts were timed at 6.30 pm, 6.45 pm, and 7 pm IST and locations of these blasts were:

  • Zaveri Bazaar
  • Opera House
  • Dadar West (Kabutarkhana area)

 

 

Notes

  • Those injured have been rushed to JJ and KEM hospital.
  • Emergency Numbers: 022-22621855, 022-22621983, 022-22625020
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Google + Invite

Wow,

I can’t believe am finally in Google+. Its nothing great but good to be inside it. If anyone needs an invite just post a comment. I think they have made the signup open too.

While many people might feel that Google Plus is just a copy of Facebook, I have one question? Heard about MySpace that came before Facebook? Anyways, Google+ is going to reach or might have already cross 10 million user mark based on prediction of many analysts, but it still feels lonely with not much people around.

For those of you have more time to read, read the “Has google already won the war against facebook?” where Pace Lattin has given his opinion on how he thinks Google+ will become bigger than Facebook.

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Google has updated Page Rank of websites

I am excited to inform that Google ToolBar Page Rank has finally been updated for a majority of my own websites and of my clients. The Update might have taken place 28th June 2011 early in the morning of Indian time.

Unforutnately the PR of some websites has dropped by 1.

And the PR of internal pages has also been updated of my main websites which have better quality backlinks. I would love to know if your website PR has also been updated. Do comment with your website address.

Previously many of us might have felt that no-follow links are of no value in Google.  You should read this article http://www.sitepronews.com/2011/07/08/seo-a-link-is-a-link/ which explains this in more detail.

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Why not to commit suicide? A great message from Chetan Bhagat

As the Mumbai terror attack seems to have finally ended and all terrorists seem to have been shot dead except one who is caught alive and in police custody, every eye would be on Indian Government on how to investigate the situation. People like us who were not affected will forget about this incident in few days just after its not shown on television, but people who have lost their loved once will never be able too. And that’s just life. We don’t understand others pain until we are in the situation of losing someone no matter how hard we try.

This post is also about a article I came across of Chetan Bhagat about suicide and his story. You can read it at http://witchofoz.rediffiland.com/blogs/2006/01/04/My-Stupid-Suicide-Plan-Chetan.html.

I will write more soon…

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Shootings, blasts rock Mumbai.

There have been a series of attacks in Mumbai late Wednesday, with police reporting firing incidents and explosions at different sites across Mumbai.

So far the number of casualties have not been confirmed but have said to be above 16. People with lots of ammunition are also currently present inside the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai.

More information can be found at:

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26th November 2008, Mumbai , India ’s financial capital witnessed 10 simultaneous terrorist attacks. As the news reports are coming in, there are about a hundred dead including some foreign nationals. All except one of the attacks took place in South Mumbai, at the crowded Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station; two five-star hotels: the Oberoi Trident at Nariman Point, and Taj Mahal Palace & Tower near the Gateway of India; the Leopold Café, a popular tourist restaurant in Colaba; the Cama Hospital; at least three high-level officers, including chief of the Anti Terrorism Squad of Maharashtra, were killed by gunfire. A previously unknown organisation identifying itself as the Deccan Mujahideen claimed responsibility by email sent to news organizations. Some media reports have attributed these terrorist attacks to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based Islamic militant group. This is an attempt by Pinstormers to help mumbaikars get all the information that they require at one place. We call it, “help mumbai”.

IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS

*BMC Disaster Management Cell, Emmanuel: 180, +91 22 22694725

*J J Hospital Blood Bank: Contact Person : Dr.Ganesh , Dr.Nair — 022 – 23739400

*Bombay Hospital: Contact Person : Ms.Purohit — 22067676 extn 216

*Cama Hospital Blood Bank : 022-22611648

*Cooper Hospital: Contact Person: Mugdha: 26207254 Ext: 263

*St. George Hospital Direct Blood Bank: Contact Person: Tarun — 022 – 22620344

*US State Dept Call Center for Americans concerned about U.S. family/friends in Mumbai 1-888-407-4747

*British Foreign Office help line in London — 0207 0080000

*Taj Hotel – 022-66574322, 022-66574372, 1800 111 825;

*Trident Hotel – 022-23890606 20

*Oberoi Hotels enquiry no’s: +91981095688, 011-23890606, 011-23890505

*Canadian Helpline 1-613-996-8885, 1-800-387-3124 elsewhere (the toll free number is not working)

*Canadian High Commision in Delhi : 011-41782000

*Australian Embassy Help Line: (Mumbai) 022-66698000, (international) +61 2 6261 3305

*Brazilian Vice Chancellor, Chateaubriand Neto: 09820686143

*Polish Consul Janusz Bilinski: +919821238313

*French Help Line: 0033 14 555 8000

* For Blood Donors.

Call 922 222 1947 and tell them you want to donate blood. They’ll get back to you when someone needs it OR Send an sms – type BLOOD <type blood group> and send it to 96000 97000, donor will call up for donation

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