BSNL offers 3G data plans for Apple iPad

Finally, the technology giant Apple Inc launched their prestigious gadget iPad in India after nine months of international launch. Apple iPad's official launch in Indian market has given a boom to tablet market which was currently controlled by Samsumsung Galaxy Tab and other Android running Chinese tablets.

Apple has partnered with state run service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to provide iPad to Indians at an attractive price. BSNL announced that it will launch a micro-SIM card for the iPad. And more over, BSNL also announced 3G data plans for iPad which is lower than their open market rates.

BSNL iPad 3G Data Plans:
  • Rs 99 - Unlimited - 1 day (pre-paid)
  • Rs 599 - 6 GB - 30 days (pre-paid)
  • RS 999 - Unlimited - 30 days (pre-paid)
  • Unlimited usage with Rs 999 fixed monthly charge + Rs 100 activation charge (post-paid)

India gets Apple iPad: Specs, Review & Price

Apple iPad Price in India:
  • Apple iPad 16GB WiFi - Rs 27,990
  • Apple iPad 32GB WiFi - Rs 32,900
  • Apple iPad 64GB WiFi - Rs 37,900
  • Apple iPad 16GB WiFi + 3G - Rs 34,900
  • Apple iPad 32GB WiFi + 3G - Rs 39,900
  • Apple iPad 64GB WiFi + 3G - Rs 44,900

Private service providers, Airtel and Vodafone also announced the launch micro-SIM card for the iPad. But it's not clear that how Indians accept Apple iPad when rest of the world waiting for iPad 2 with more exciting features and advanced specifications.

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This is China's show case to the world - - - are the musicians sitting on invisible chairs?

Tony Melendez played the guitar and sang. He has no hands.

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Tony Melendez played the guitar and sang. He has no hands.After listening to him, the Pope kissed him.

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iPad Game for Cats

Kerala Tuskers - Kochi IPL Concept Logo

Kerala Tuskers
I get the feeling that Kochi team will not use Kochi/Cochin as first name. It will be Kerala. What u guys predicting?
Kerala Tuskers - Kochi IPL Logo

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Official Kochi IPL to reveal name, logo and jersey in February 2011

The Kochi IPL franchise Tuesday announced that the name, logo and the jersey of its team will be revealed next month.

The announcement came after coach Geoff Lawson earlier said he would like to name the team as Kochi Tigers.

'Nothing has been decided so far and what he said is his liking. We will give two more weeks for our fans to suggest a suitable name and then we will decide. All such things will be announced here itself in early February,' said co-owner Vivek Venugopal.

Both Lawson and Venugopal arrived in the city for the selection trials to make up the remaining team after the franchise bagged 10 foreign cricketers at the auction in Bangalore.

Fourtythree cricketers from the state have been called for selection trials that have begun and Venugopal said that three Keralites would be selected in the team.

Venugopal also added that they are happy with roping in 10 foreign players.

'Look, we are looking ahead for a period of three years and hence it may not be possible for all the 10 foreign players to travel with the team for all the three years because of their country requirements. So we have done the right selection.'

Meanwhile, it has also been decided to hold the seven home matches of the team at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the only cricketing venue that has staged international matches in the recent past.

Lawson added that it is possible that former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene could captain the side.


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Kochi Chekavars - Concept Logo and Name for Kochi IPL Team

KERALA CHEKAVARS The deadly gladiators on Hunt! howzat guys?

Kerala Chekavars
TheChekava/Chekavar/Chekavan/Chevakan/Chon :-The deadly gladiators who lived in the ancient times of South India (now this part is spread over to "Sri Lanka", "Kerala", and some parts of "Thamil Nadu") are believed to be the founding fathers , the excellent developers and the dedicated practitioners of the martial art of "Kalarippayattu" with all its systematized and weaponry methods even thousands of years before the arrival of "Aryans & Chathurvarnya" to South India.

These people had strict rules about honor and combat and they lived with their Sword, as a part of doing their "Karma";their traditional holy labour of implementing "Dharma" by giving their blood and sacrifycing themselves in the "Ankam" to decide the final Justice for these Regions.
Kochi Chekavars - Concept Logo and Name for Kochi IPL Team

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Spectacular Sci-Fi Short: Ben Craig's Modern Times

Modern Times is a science-fiction short film directed by Ben Craig. He acquired his skills through watching commercial shoots. He shot the live-action parts of this short film in just one weekend and then spent two months in post-production.

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Kochi Fighters (Kalaripayattu): another Concept logo for Kochi IPL Team

Kalaripayattu (Malayalam: കളരിപ്പയറ്റ്) is an Indian martial art from the southern state of Kerala. One of the oldest fighting systems in existence.

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Kochi Fighters (Kalaripayattu): another Concept logo for Kochi IPL Team

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Kochi Fighters (Kalaripayattu): another Concept logo for Kochi IPL Team

Oral folklore ascribes the creation of kalari payat to the Hindu gods almost 3000 years ago. Phillip Zarrilli, a professor at the University of Exeter and one of the few Western authorities on kalari payat, estimates that the art dates back to at least the 12th century CE. The historian Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai attributes the birth of kalari payat to an extended period of warfare between the Cheras and the Cholas in the 11th century CE. The art was disseminated through the kalari, which served as active centres of learning before the modern educational system was introduced. Still in existence, these institutions were schools where students could assemble together and acquire knowledge on various subjects ranging from mathematics, language, astronomy and various theatrical arts. Martial arts were taught in the payattu kalari, meaning fight school.

Kalari payat became more developed during the 9th century and was practiced by a section of the Nair community, warrior clan of Kerala, to defend the state and the king. In the 11th and 12th century, Kerala was divided into small principalities that fought one-to-one wars among themselves. These duels or ankam were fought by Chekavar on an ankathattu, a temporary platform, four to six feet high. The right and duty to practice martial arts in the service of a district ruler was most associated with Nairs and Ezhavas. The Lohar of north Kerala were Buddhist warriors who practiced kalaripayat.

The writings of early colonial historians like Varthema, Logan and Whiteway shows that kalari payat was widely popular and well established with almost all people in Kerala transcending gender, caste and communal lines. It is said to have eventually become as prevalent as reading and writing. Among some noble families, young girls also received preliminary training up until the onset of menses. It is also known from the vadakkan pattukal ballads that at least a few women of noted Chekavar continued to practise and achieved a high degree of expertise. The most famous of them was Unniarcha of Keralan folklore, a master with the urumi or flexible sword.

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Kochi IPL Team Official Facebook, Twitter and Website

Kochi IPL Team Jersey Colour Variations (Concept)

Flexible AMOLED Screen. We really do live in the future!

Bend the screen and even hit it with a hammer, and it still keeps on ticking flawlessly.

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Kochi Team, Looking for uncapped players? Why not Usman Khawaja?

Terrific Player. Worth Buying for Kochi IPL team

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Ice Age 4 - First Look Teaser

After three fantastic sequels, the makers of Ice Age are back with the fantastic fourth one - "Ice Age 4 The Continental Drift."

Awesome :)

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Official Kochi IPl players (IPL auction 2011)

All best for the Kochi IPL Team.
  1. Mahela Jayawardhane
  2. S.Sreesanth
  3. Brendon Mccullum
  4. VVS. Laxman
  5. Pardhiv Patel
  6. Steven Smith
  7. Ramesh Powar
  8. Ravindra Jadeja
  9. Muttiah Muralidharan
  10. R.P. Singh
  11. Brad Hodge
  12. Thisara Perera
  13. R. Vinay Kumar
  14. Stephen O’ Keefe
  15. Owais Shah
  16. M. Klinger
  17. John Hastings

I personally Like to call them Demolition Men Kochi

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For three seasons, Sreesanth was hardly anything more than an answer to a trivia question - who is the only Kerala bowler to have taken a Ranji Trophy hat-trick ? His rise, though, was rapid, and since he played for a weak side, unnoticed. Not too many bowlers get selected for the Duleep Trophy in their first season, like Sreesanth did in 2002-03 after snapping up 22 wickets in his first seven games. His progress was halted owing to a hamstring injury in the following year, but he returned stronger, with a more side-on action and increased pace, and a superb display in the Challenger Trophy, in 2005, propelled him to the national squad for the Sri Lanka series. In the last game of his impressive debut season, he snapped up 6 for 55 against England. Idiosyncratic, with an aggressive approach - to the stumps and the game - he can be expensive in one-dayers, but is also a wicket-taking bowler. He does it in Tests, too - in Antigua in June 2006 he fired out Ramnaresh Sarwan and Brian Lara (for 0) in successive overs, and then took five wickets in Jamaica and played a key role in bowling India to a historic triumph. The year was one of several highlights, including a haul of eight wickets against South Africa in Johannesburg, which helped India win their first Test in the country. However, things turned sour two years later in the inaugural IPL, when he was involved in a spat with Harbhajan Singh, who slapped him at the end of a match. Sreesanth signed with Warwickshire and enjoyed a satisfactory first season, but injuries and a steady decline in form kept him out of the national team. His problems with discipline are well documented; he was warned by the BCCI with suspension from domestic cricket if he violated the code of conduct. But his ability with the ball earned him a recall for the home Tests against Sri Lanka in November 2009. Via

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At his sublime best, VVS Laxman is a sight for the gods. Wristy, willowy and sinuous, he can match - sometimes even better - Tendulkar for strokeplay. His on-side game is comparable to his idol Azharuddin's, yet he is decidedly more assured on the off side and has the rare gift of being able to hit the same ball to either side. The Australians, who have suffered more than most, paid the highest compliment after India's 2003-04 tour Down Under by admitting they did not know where to bowl to him. Laxman, a one-time medical student, finally showed signs of coming to terms with his considerable gifts in March 2001, as he tormented Steve Waugh's thought-to-be-invincible Australians with a majestic 281 to stand the Kolkata Test on its head. But even though he had another wonderful series against the Australians in 2003-04 with two centuries, one of them involving a back-from-the-dead, match-winning, 300-plus partnership with Kolkata ally Rahul Dravid at Adelaide, he hasn't quite managed the consistency that could have turned him into a batting great. Between dazzling and sometimes workmanlike hundreds, he has suffered the frustration of numerous twenties and thirties and has lost his place in the one-day side. Nothing, though, has deterred him from tormenting his favourite opponents with silken strokes and piles of runs: in the course of the double-hundred at Feroz Shah Kotla in 2008, he became the second Indian batsman after Tendulkar to score more than 2000 runs against the Australians. A couple of years later, batting with a runner due to back spasms, he conjured up a magical unbeaten 73 in a thrilling run-chase in Mohali. Via
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Rudra Pratap Singh first made the headlines in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2004, taking eight wickets at 24.75 apiece and bowling well in the slog overs at the end of the innings. Later that year he joined the conveyor belt of Indian left-arm seamers, taking 34 wickets in six Ranji Trophy games for Uttar Pradesh, the joint-highest for the summer. He made the national one-day squad at the end of 2005, and took two wickets in his second over of international cricket, against Zimbabwe at Harare in September. He took four wickets (and the match award) against Sri Lanka in his third game, and three more in his fourth, before a run of four wicketless matches cost him his place after the first match of the West Indies tour in May 2006. He also won a couple of Test caps, winning the match award on his debut for some persistent bowling on a shirtfront at Faisalabad, where Pakistan ran up 588. He drifted out of contention after that, but he is still young, and well respected in the Indian set-up, as Virender Sehwag confirmed: "RP is a very talented bowler - his specialty is that he can bring the ball into the right-handers and swing it both ways." He was recalled for the tours of Bangladesh and England in 2007. It was the start of his most prolific season, which included a five-wicket haul at Lord's, crucial strikes in the victorious ICC World Twenty20 and a four-wicket haul in Perth which shut Australia out of the match. However, his bowling lacked bite after the tour of Australia and went wicket-less in the home Tests against South Africa. Via

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Small even for his tender age, when Parthiv Patel led his side onto the stage during the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century Awards in London in July 2002, some people assumed he was the team mascot. But within a month he had instead become Test cricket's youngest wicketkeeper - at 17 years, 153 days - when called up to replace the injured Ajay Ratra for the second Test at Trent Bridge. And he didn't do too badly either, scoring a gutsy, unbeaten 19 which helped stave off an Indian defeat. Parthivl's glovework has varied from the competent to the shoddy - he was splendid in the home series against West Indies in 2002-03, but then struggled to inspire confidence thereafter, especially when standing up to the spinners. His ability with the bat ensured that he got an extended run - he scored an aggressive 62 at Sydney in 2003-04, and then faced up to Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Sami with plenty of poise, scoring 69 as an opener. However, those batting performances weren't enough to gloss over increasingly sloppy work behind the stumps, and the selectors' patience finally ran out after the third Test of the home series against Australia, when he was replaced by Dinesh Karthik. Parthiv's form took a turn for the better in 2007, on a twin tour of Zimbabwe and Harare for India A, where he hit three hundreds and a half-century. In the first match of a series against South Africa A at home Parthiv opened up with a fourth century on the trot. via

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An allrounder who bats left-hand and bowls orthodox spin, Ravindra Jadeja has been playing cricket since the age of ten. He scored 53 for West Zone on his first-class debut in the 2006-07 Duleep Trophy and has been an important member of the Under-19 set-up. He was part of the U-19 team that lost the final of the World Cup in 2006 to Pakistan but bowled a crucial spell of 2 for 25 to bowl India to victory in the final of the 2008 tournament in Malaysia. Jadeja was part of the Rajasthan Royals, the inaugural IPL champions. He caught the attention of the national selectors with his strong all-round showing in the 2008-09 Ranji Trophy - 42 wickets and 739 runs - and was promptly picked for the ODI series in Sri Lanka. Via

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A stocky offspinner who is more than handy with the bat, Ramesh Powar has been a consistent performer in domestic cricket for the last four seasons, and was crucial to Mumbai's Ranji Trophy success in the 2002-03 season. His 20 wickets with his flighted stuff was useful enough, but even more crucial was the runs he contributed. He never batted higher than No. 7 - sometimes going in as low as No. 10 - but ended up with the second-highest aggregate for Mumbai in the tournament, scoring 418 runs at more than 46, with most of those runs coming when his team was in strife. His domestic exploits soon caught the selectors' notice, and he made to the Indian squad for the tour to Pakistan. Both his offspin and his batting stood the test in the couple of one-day internationals he played, but even more impressive was his combative attitude, as he bravely tossed the ball up on batting shirtfronts, and didn't bat an eyelid while striking some lusty blows against the pace of Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Sami. An ideal bits-and-pieces player, Powar returned to the one-day side early in 2006, now armed with a new delivery - a drifter - which helped him to 63 domestic wickets in 2005-06, after 54 the previous season. Again he impressed with both bat and ball, although some critics made disparaging remarks about his waistline, causing him to tempt fate: "I've never missed a game owing to fitness problems." Almost inevitably, he then twisted an ankle and missed the first two ODIs in the West Indies in June 2006. Via

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Vinay Kumar is a bowler in the Venkatesh Prasad mould - relying more on outswingers, legcutters and accuracy, than on outright pace. After the retirement of former India players Dodda Ganesh and David Johnson, Vinay became a key member of the Karnataka pace attack. First picked for the Ranji side in 2004-05, he quickly established himself by taking more than 20 wickets in each of his first three seasons. He soon developed an inswinger as a variation to his stock ball, resulting in a superb 2007-08 season, in which he was the second-highest wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy. That convinced the Royal Challengers Bangalore to give him a contract, and he has frequently filled their fifth bowler's slot. Via

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Mahela Jayawardene - Possibly the Captain of Kochi IPL Team
A prolific, elegant and utterly classy batsman with a huge appetite for runs, and a calm yet authoritative captain - those are the qualities that best describe Mahela Jayawardene. His sheer quality as a batsman was never in doubt even when he just entered the international scene, but for Jayawardene the biggest challenge has been to justify all the early hype. With a combined Test and ODI tally in excess of 17,000 - and a captaincy stint that included a World Cup final appearance - it can safely be said that he has met that challenge more than adequately. Via

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Brash, brutal and brilliant to watch, Brendon McCullum can bruise bowling attacks like few other men in international cricket. A wicketkeeper-batsman, McCullum has been used as an opener in the shorter formats and lower down in Tests, but whenever he arrives at the crease it's impossible to look away. He muscles balls over both sides of the field and was responsible for getting the IPL off to an electrifying start, lighting up the tournament's first match with 158 and showing what the format had to offer. Via

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Steven Smith is the most promising Australian spinner since Shane Warne emerged - but he is more than that. He carries the extra advantage of being an outstanding batsman who could soon slot in to the top six for his country, whether he bowls or not. By the age of 21 he was in Australia's Test, one-day and Twenty20 teams, picked on promise and quickly showing the composure of a seasoned professional. There were words of caution about his early elevation, but there was no hiding the excitement about a player who gives the ball air, hits it hard, catches it at will and seems unbothered by pressure. Via

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Perhaps no cricketer since Douglas Jardine has polarised opinion quite like Muttiah Muralitharan. For the believers, he's among the greatest to ever spin a ball. For the doubters, he's a charlatan undeserving of the game's greatest records, responsible for changes in the laws that they think have legitimised throwing. What was undeniable was his ability to turn the ball sharply on just about any surface, and bowl the sort of marathon spells that would have seen a lesser man retire after five seasons rather than 18. Whether Sri Lanka played at home, on pitches where he was often unplayable, or overseas, Murali was the go-to man for half a dozen captains. He seldom disappointed. Via

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Brad Hodge will go down as one of the unluckiest nearly-men in Australian cricket. When he was dropped with an average of 58.42 only five matches into his Test career in 2005-06, he vowed to win back his place. He added only one Test, as a fill-in during a tour of the West Indies two years later, before his tally was permanently stalled at six matches in the baggy green. It was not an adequate reward for one of the most prolific run scorers in the modern era of Australia's domestic game. Via

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An attacking batting allrounder, Thissara Perera began his career primarily as a bowler, opening the bowling for the Under-19s. He turned in noteworthy performances in the tri-nation tournament in Sri Lanka in July 2007 and in the youth Test against India in Colombo the following month. Those performances earned him a call-up to the U-19 squad for the World Cup in Malaysia in 2008. He received his maiden national call-up during Sri Lanka's tour of India in 2009 as an emergency replacement for Angelo Mathews. His aggressive batting in an ODI against India in Mirpur helped Sri Lanka pull off a win in a pressure situation. It quickly led to an IPL contract when he was bought by Chennai Super Kings for $50,000. His ambition is to remain associated with the game by taking up coaching. Via

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A dramatic 2010 off-season ended in Stephen O'Keefe fielding for the Test team at Lord's and playing a Twenty20 international. O'Keefe, a left-arm orthodox spinner, had only played a handful of games for his state before he was picked for Australia A, benefiting from injuries to Jon Holland and Jason Krejza. After taking 7 for 35 and scoring 61 and 47 in a first-class affair against Sri Lanka A, he was soon flying to England to join the national team thanks to Nathan Hauritz's foot injury. He was surprised to play in the Twenty20 but made the most of the opportunity, finishing with 3 for 29 against Pakistan, and stayed with the squad for the Tests. Via

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The best cricket move Michael Klinger ever made was switching from Victoria to South Australia for the 2008-09 season. Klinger was struggling with the Bushrangers but immediately sparked with the Redbacks and quickly became a batsman as consistent as Darren Lehmann or Greg Blewett, two former local favourites. The performances were so strong that after two summers in Adelaide he was appointed captain and was often mentioned for higher honours. Via

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A tall allrounder who combines right-arm fast-medium bowling with strong lower-order batting, John Hastings enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2009-10. He was Victoria's leading wicket-taker in all three competitions, played in the final in all three formats, and not surprisingly was named the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year. Most impressive was his Sheffield Shield collection of 446 runs at 37.16 and 36 wickets at 26.13, which confirmed him as a serious all-round talent for the Australian selectors to consider in the next few years. Via

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After a see-saw career threatened to usher in early oblivion, Owais Shah finally got a chance at redemption in March 2006, making his Test debut against India in the final match at Mumbai. Following Michael Vaughan's return home due to injury early in the tour, Shah was drafted in as a replacement and made a composed and vital 88 in a memorable victory. A stylish and classical batsman who seemed to have the world at his feet as a teenager, he was compared in ability to the young Mark Ramprakash. Shah made his first-class debut in 1996, and at the end of the promising summer, Wisden praised his "abundant promise". His county cap followed, but back-to-back seasons with averages in the mid 20s ended with him being dropped by Middlesex in 2000. Via

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The Official Kochi IPL team Website -

Kochi Cricket Private Ltd’s official website - with a fair representation of Kerala’s traditional specialties of nature, wildlife, art and culture

Here is the official Website of Kochi IPl Team
Kochi IPL Official Website

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