Friday, November 5, 2010

Comparing Economies of India and Pakistan

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Top Indian Twitter Users (Tweeters) with Most Followers

Here is the list of Top Indian Twitterers for now. The count changes every minute. So, this list could be obsolete in no time.

The following is a screenshot from another site which keeps up-to-date tracking of the followers and new twitter power users from India. The site is

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Britney Spears Closing in on Ashton Kutcher in Twitter Followers

Britney Spears could dethrone Ashton Kutcher as the user with most followers on Twitter in as little time as a month. She is trailing @aplusk by only 43k and gaining in on him at a rate of 42k per month.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Verified Tollywood Stars on Twitter

Here'z a list of Telugu Stars genuine Twitter accounts:
  • Sumanth (
  • Mahesh Babu (
  • Siddharth (
  • Rana Daggubati (
  • Nagarjuna (
  • Genelia (

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Position Changes in Points Table: IPL 2010

Punjab consistently stayed at the bottom and Mumbai pretty much at the top. Other teams fighting for the remaining spots.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Top 5 Richest People in Hyderabad, India

Here is the list of Top Richest Telugu folks. The spreadsheet has top 5 from 2009 and 2010 as well.

2010 Source: Forbes
2013 Source: Forbes

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Saif Ali Khan's Familial History and Lineage

Amitabh Bachchan's blog post got me interested in reading about Saif Ali Khan's lineage. Here's the relevant part from AB's blog:
I take him back to New Delhi and his grandmother and her sports convertible E - Type white Jaguar, which she drove herself into the Teen Murti House, the official residence of the first Prime Minister of India, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru . We being jaw dropping spectators inside the House on many occasions as she regally drove in. Begum Pataudi, mother to Tiger Pataudi, father to Saif, strong and graceful in demeanor. Can never forget that image.
Most of you might know that Saif is the son of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore. Here are somethings you may not know:

About Sharmila Tagore:
  • Sharmila is a grand niece of Rabindranath Tagore
  • She converted to Islam and changed her name to Ayesha Sultana
  • She was born into a Bengali family in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
About Mansoor Khan Pataudi (Tiger):
  • The Begum Pataudi, Amitabh was referring to is, Tiger's mother Sajida Sultan. She belonged to the well-known House of Bhopal. She became the Nawab Begum of Bhopal after the death of her father, Nawab Hamidullah Khan
  • Tiger is the son of Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, 8th Nawab of Pataudi and ex-Captain of Indian Cricket Team
  • His great-uncle was Pakistani general Nawabzada Sher Ali Khan Pataudi
About Saif Ali Khan:
  • He has two kids with Amrita Singh. Sarah Ali Khan, born September 1995 and Ibrahim Ali Khan, born March 2001.
An old interview with Saif's parents in 'The Hindu' here about their history.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Download DB2 Drivers

I am using the SQuirreL SQL Client 2.6.9 for connecting to our DB2 db. I went through lot of issues to make it work. All the issues were cleared once I downloaded the latest DB2 client from this link IBM Data Server Client

The client installation will create a SQLLIB folder under IBM in Program Files. The SQLLIB folder has a java folder which has the This zip is needed for IBM DB2 App Driver to work.

For the IBM DB2 Net Driver you need to put db2jcc.jar and db2jcc_license_cu.jar (both in the java folder) in the extra class path of the SQuirreL client.

One of the issues that was fixed with the new client is this :
  • the driver being used is not jdbc 2.1 compliant (this is because of the older SQLLIB i got from a colleague, before installing the client)