Monday, March 31, 2008

Tashan Music Review: Vishal Shekhar not out of beats in Tashan as well

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This is another hyped about YRF movie to hit the silver screen this April 25. The promos aired are fun and filled with the glamor element. The album art and covers are overflowing with “ishtyle”, the color and typography go in sync with the whole package and help to build the curiosity about the album itself. The recent promos with the stars advocating about the movie itself is quite conventional and overused “pharmoola”. The music is orchestrated by the dynamic duo Vishal and Shekhar but interestingly all the song have different lyricist. A package of Tashan (which I found literally means a blend of style and attitude) has 9 songs this collection has 5 songs no remixes and four dialog intros of the four lead actors. Let’s scrutinize each of the songs one after another.

The album kicks off with “Dil Haara” voiced by Mr. Darde Disco himself Sukhwinder Singh. The lyric for this track is penned by Piyush Mishra and he has done a formidable job, on the music aspect it has got weight. The Arabic kind beats combined with the groovy instrumentation makes this trace easy to like and shake a leg. Next is “Pooja Ka Tashan” where Kareena blabbering extra heavy god like dialog just spoils the party environment created by the previous track. Subsequently “Chhaliya” crooned by Sunidhi Chauhan and Piyush Mishra has music that resembles “Na poocho” from cash in the music department. Keeping the party feel alive this songs also has the 4/4 beats to keep you moving. Lyrics by Anvita Dutt Guptan is just average but Sunidhi has executed the song in a brilliant fashion. Next tashan comes from Saif as “Jimmy Ka Tashan” the dialog is short and interesting . After that, next number is “Dil Dance Maare” to which again Sukhwinder, Udit Narayan and Sunidhi have lent their beautiful voices. The hinglish proper Bihari tone lyrics has been written by Kaushal Munir. This track also has ample percussion with dhol and everything. The synthetic sounds blended with conventional instruments, is a plus about this song. Till now the disco environment is till alive.

At track 6 Akshay perfectly recites “Bacchhan Pande Ka tashan” which depicts his quirky character in the movie. Consequently breaking the groovy atmosphere “Falak tak” with vocals of Udit Narayan and Mahalaxmi Iyer is a signature Vishal Shekhar romantic number. Easy on the tempo and use of conventional instruments with lovely lyrics by Kaushal Munir makes this track stick to your head from the first listen. Next Anil Kapoor utters “Bhaiyyaji Ka Tashan” which presents he is trying very hard to speak some gud English. Consequently the beats are back with “Tashan Mein” which is crooned fantastically by one half of the Vishal Shekahr duo Vishal & Saleem (I guess from the Saleem-Sulaiman duo, they have collaborated in the past as well). Lyrics penned down by multitalented Vishal and Piyush Mishra tries to escalate the curiosity about the characters of the movie. The synthetics sounds and heavy beats still rule this last song as well.

All in all, the movie seems to be “style over substance” and the music is “beats over melody”. If you like dance tracks then this is a must buy for you as if might know that Vishal Shekhar duo has given majority of dance tracks in their previous ventures (Cash for instance). The music is not that good but goes with the overall look of the film and ok to listen for some times only.

Geshan Manandhar
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Friday, March 28, 2008

Cool Mp3 Ringtones Part 4

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This time there are 5 Message tones and 5 Ringtones enjoy.




Axel_F_Rt01 ---
http://www.mediafire.com/?2jymmmnvcwj



Hick_Msg_Tone05 ---
http://www.mediafire.com/?gxqymmeh2wq



Msg_Tone01 ---
http://www.mediafire.com/?zby2rnxn1fe



Msg_Tone02 ---
http://www.mediafire.com/?z2anzvyt24n



Msg_Tone03 ---
http://www.mediafire.com/?jxm2cx3mu2w



Msg_Tone04 ---
http://www.mediafire.com/?zkbjxymmn1z



Pehli_Nazar_Mein_RT ---
http://www.mediafire.com/?9m2dxuyxfzz



Promiscuous_RT ---
http://www.mediafire.com/?r1my7jemfmm



SOS_Rihana_RT ---
http://www.mediafire.com/?tc4wlgmz3z2



Taare Zameen Par_Title_RT ---
http://www.mediafire.com/?4ifwy1ez9nn



All Above 10 in Zip File ---
http://www.mediafire.com/?2wnmljm9x2l



Download them and set them as your ringtone.
Geshan Manandhar
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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Free "Jimmy Neutron" Blogger Template / Theme / Skin

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I hope you like this blogger template, well It was not fully made by me. I got a template and changed it to be a "Jimmy Neutron Blogger Template". You can have its code here. You can put this template in you blog following the steps below. Please change the CSS as necessary to fit your needs. Be very careful you may loose your widgets and text boxes that you already have when you change to a new template/theme so its highly recommended you save your current template then only change to this new template/theme/skin. You should also consider any embedded code in your current template like Google Analytics script or any other website statistics code or things like that. I also recommend not to use pictures whose width exceed 400px it may also cause problems and when posting long URL do consider its length.


Steps to perform to get this theme:
  1. Download the zip file here to your computer.
  2. Unzip it and you'll get a XML file.
  3. Open the file in an editor like Notepad ++ or Wordpad and copy the contents of the XML file to your "Blogger Dashboard>>Layout>>Edit HTML" page as shown below.

  4. Hit "Preview" and then see it and then only click "Save Template".
  5. You are done now you'll get the new template.
  6. You may have to adjust or re-create your widgets :-( {but if you go through the code and compare it with your existing template it won't be hard to get your widgets as they are ;-), so be careful} and check any scripts you had embedded in your last template/theme/skin.

Then your blog will look like the picture above. You can try a live demo at
http://jimmyneutrontemplates.blogspot.com.Enjoy. Happy templating :-).

Geshan Manandhar.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

About Me

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I am Geshan Manandhar, a Master in Information Systems Development (MISD) graduate. Currently I am working as a Team Lead / Senior developer (PHP) at Young Innvovations Pvt Limited. I took up programming professionally in 2008 starting and mainly do PHP coding. I have interest in software analysis, design and development.

I have been working in field of Information systems development from the past 3 and half years with hands on experience in PHP, MYSQL, Javascript and AJAX. I have some knowledge of CSS and UI design as well.

In terms of tools I have been involved with CodeIginter and Zend MVC framwork and Drupal Content Management system. I have coded for both CodeIgniter and Drupal. I also have hands on experience with Git version control system and we use Redmine Project management system in conjunction with an internally coded distributed time tracker (dtti). I also have some experience with SQL Server database.

In the past year I have been exposed to a different paradigm of thinking in Conceptual level with data modeling, business intelligence (BI), meta data management and model transformation. I also have some experience with requirement analysis, data modeling and converting requirements into robust data models. I believe good documentation is a strong basis for success of any project.

I aim to be a proficient data modeler, information architect, Business Analyst and project manager.
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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Drupal How to downloaded 1000+ Times (My 50th Post)

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I'm very a happy to announce that "Drupal How to For Beginners" has been downloaded more than 1000 times. Thanks to all the people who downloaded it and read it. Thanks to people who gave feedback and even a review.

Though it took 4 Months to get here but the result was great. This is my 50th post to my blog and a good one I guess.

Geshan Manandhar
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

10 Useful Facebook Apps

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Facebook.com has arguably become the most popular, best enjoyed and celebrated social networking website of current times. The reasons may vary from people to people on why is it so popular some may say the finely tuned easy to use layout, some may add the wealth of applications available for almost everything and all other reasons. But I say it’s the API of facebook that has provoked developers to show their web programming skills and develop an application for a web application (or a website) that is the 7th most visited website according to Alexa.com. So if you want to attract instant visitors to your website then develop a facebook app and see the difference. See a comparison of the some popular social networking sites (Courtesy: Google Trends and Alexa.com Facebook Comparison), facebook.com tops the list.

About 10 very useful facebook apps I use or I’m suggested about are given below, hope you also benefit from these great apps:

1. Blog Friends: If you are a blogger this is a must app for you. You can present your latest blog posts directly in your profile page, not only that you can share and rate others blog posts as well. Add it

2. Wikipedia: is the best thing that has happened for knowledge in recent times, this Encyclopedia 2.0 is a wealth of knowledge that is community powered. Get this app to scan through the things provided in wikipedia. Add it.

3. Feed: RSS has become an integral part of web 2.0 and out daily web surfing. So if you want your favorite RSS feeds served directly in your profile page make use of this great application. Add it.

4. My Flickr: If you user flicker and want to show your Flickr photos on your profile, sorted in a range of ways then this is the app to add. With the flickr API you will be amazed on how this app performs. Add it

5. Send SMS: This is a handy application that shows a box on your profile page from where your friends can SMS you directly so you can get in touch in an instant. Add it or
http://apps.facebook.com/send-sms/

6. Delicious: If you use delicious then this app helps you you’re your latests bookmarks on your facebook profile page. Very useful and comes in handy to show off your latest bookmarks. Add It.


7. imo.im Messenger : A Facebook app that brings together AIM, MSN, Y!, Gtalk and your Facebook username which is a popular web based messaging system. It is the best all in one communication (chat) app. Add it.

8. Fmail: You are seeing your Facebook profile and wondering a new mail might have come in your Gmail inbox, now you can see you Gmail in you profile page thanks to this app. Add it.

9. FotoFlexer: is an online photo editor with dozens of fun and interesting effects, shapes, frames and more. It can be used to morph photos, or even erase people away. It's fun, easy and free. Add it.

10. MagShow: Create eye catching effects with you photos, you can create great slide shows with mangier with this app. Add it

Those were some of the apps that came in very handy for me while using facebook. There are loads of apps out there so try them and you can write how they feel at the apps pages ;-).

Geshan Manandhar
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Swimming pets good for health

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Have you ever thought of owning an aquarium? If yes and you thought who would go through all the hassle then here is an insiders guide to keeping fish as a pet. Now you can have a pet without hair, fur and without other problems associated with a furry friend. Imagine your room with a fish tank, watching the fish swim, how soothing and energizing you are feeling.

An initial setup will cost you somewhere around Rs. 5 thousand or above with the cost of a tank, other accessories and some fish. The standard and popular tank sizes in Kathmandu are 12*15*30 cubic inches, 12*15*48 cubic inches, 12*18*48 cubic inches etc. A tank will gulp up twenty five or above liters of water as per its size. In the yesteryears, people used to build custom tanks with metal angles to support the glass but now pre-made Chinese tanks with no significant joints are also available at good prices. A Chinese tank of 12*15*24 cubic inches with some accessories will lower your balance by around 7 thousand rupees. Note that you should not place the tank in direct sunlight it will help in algae formation which will result in blurry water and need for frequent change of water.

After you have a tank and water in it, the next step is to get some equipment and accessories. The floor of the tank is usually paved with stone chips and gravel. These stones cost around fifty rupees for a hundred grams. For the air supply to the fishes an air pump is must which will empty your pocket by around 5 hundred and a filter will cost around 3 hundred to 15 hundred rupees as per its functioning. You can also add natural plants, coral or artificial plants for which you’ll have to pay Rs. Twenty five to Rs 6 hundred depending on the size and the nature of the plant. A nice sea coral will cost around 6 hundred rupees. Some fancy stones and show pieces will deduct your budget by a hundred or two.

Now you have a decent fish tank, its time for you to get some fishes. Fishes are generally sold in pair, a pair of fish will cost you any where from fifteen rupees a pair to 5 thousand a pair. You can come across around forty spices of fishes in the aquarium fish shops of Kathmandu. Among the different types and spices of fish some popular fish species include the ever popular goldfish (Orinda, lionhead, bubble eye etc), angel fish, swordtail, molly (moontail), gourami (blue, kissing), neon, dwarf, shark, guppy etc. The cheapest pair of fish you can find will be zebra, pencil fish at fifteen to twenty rupees a pair and the most expensive pair of fish like discus, parrot fish will cost anywhere between 4 thousand to 5 thousand rupees for a pair. The no. of fishes and tank size ratio depends on type and size of fish but generally a tank of 12*15*30 cubic inches can accommodate around twenty five to thirty pairs of normal sized fish. It’s sensible that you buy small fishes and grow them.

Regarding the fish food, it is advised to feed the fish twice a day once in the morning and once in the evening. There are different kinds of fish food available in the market so popular are Tokyo, Six Seven Tropical Fish food, CP with high protein etc. Fish food cost from fifty rupees and above depending upon the type and weight of the product. It is highly recommended that you don’t over feed the fish or put too much food in the tank in one go, it will make the tank dirty very fast.

About the maintenance and lighting, the natural plants in the tank require lighting so adequate lighting should be maintained. Lights are placed in the lid of the tank; new tanks have custom tube lights that provide enough light. It gives immense pleasure to watch the fish swim in different colored lights as well. The recommended temperature for the fish is 26 degree Celsius to 28 degree Celsius, so in this cold season a heater with thermometer is expedient. In case fish get any kind of disease there are medicines available to cure the fish but if only one or some fishes have a disease it is better to put them in a different tank and treat them. Unusual spots on the body of the fishes or strange movements of fishes are signs that the fishes are ill. It is recommended to change 10% – 15% of the tank’s water every week, so that the clarity and hygiene of the tank is maintained.

Watching an aquarium with active fishes has proven health benefits. A confirmed method for soothing stress is to stare serenely into an aquarium. The calming sound and the peaceful motion of the fish have proven to lower blood pressure and calm nerves. Dental patients have also benefited by watching fishes as they needed less pain medications. Studies have also shown that patients with Alzheimer’s experience health benefits from viewing aquarium fish. On top of it aquarium stands blend tastefully into existing d├ęcor.

So its time, if you are thinking of getting fishes as pets go for it as the hassle you do is certainly worth it.


Around 900 Words
Geshan Manandhar

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Monday, March 10, 2008

DrupalModules.com must for every Drupal user

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Two days back surfing through drupalsites.net I stumbled upon DrupalModules.com. Using Drupal for past 1 year + I was consistently in search of a website that reviewed Drupal modules except of the information given in the download page or the module’s page at Drupal.org. To my happy surprise after finding http://themegarden.org/drupal50/ (A site to test Drupal themes in live environment with content), I clicked thru this astounding website. It is owned and operated by John Forsythe and designed by Blamcast.

With a clean and straight forward design this site effectively lists the 7 hundred plus Drupal modules to be reviewed and rated on 4 criteria F,R,E and D = Features, Reliability, Ease of Use and Documentation in a scale of 1 to 5. The rating guide at http://drupalmodules.com/module-rating-guidelines gives you the instructions on how to rate the modules on the given criterion like for the Features criterion “Are the features useful? Does the module meet your needs?
5 - Extremely useful. Meets your needs perfectly.
4 - Very useful. Meets most of your needs.
3 - Generally useful. Meets some of your needs.
2 - Not very useful. Meets few of your needs.
1 - Not useful at all. Does not meet any of your needs.”.


The module page which is optimally laid out has the ratings, module overview with the text (I assume crawled) from Drupal.org, download links with a download counter and reviews showing the last review for the module. An interesting part is that you can see the related modules block that shows the modules related to the current module. When you want to write a review you first rate the module 1-5 in the 4 criteria and give the title of your review and the body or the whole review for the module. You have to register to write a review though. The website does not specifically say how long the review should be but from the small text area given, I speculate that they want the reviewer to write only some lines about the module. The review is instantly visible and the overall ratings are calculated on the fly for the module which is quite predictable.

Back to the homepage, its right segment (not calling it the right side bar due to reasons ;-) -- ) shows the highest rates and the most downloaded modules in two different blocks. I think they are showing the most downloaded modules as of the count from DrupalModules.com not from the drupal.org download count. The homepage also portrays latest 3 reviews. The forum with only one Container/forum is mainly been setup to acquire feedback about the website. All the other links are predictable and resembles http://drupal.org/project/Modules but the “About” page is very informative and helpful. On top of it the search feature is also exiting where by you can also search for the reviews only for a particular module.

To sum it all up, it is a must visit for every Drupal user. If you are stuck someplace in Drupal, need some reviews about which module to use etc cases you can log on to DrupalModules.com and find a solution. Being operational from a short span of time site is yet to accumulate content (mainly reliable reviews from the Drupal Community) but I hope and believe it will do so in a short span of time.

Geshan Manandhar
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