A look at the promos tells you that the Sajid Khan’s directorial debut ‘Heyy Baby’ promises to be a laugh riot. But one glance at the people comming out of the theatre after watching the movie could make you dizzy. If you expect people to be murmuring ‘cho chweet’, wrong again! Puffed red eyes, red noses, wet handkerchiefs say it all. More than being a comic flick, the movie touches everyone’s heart. Even if touching movies like BLACK didn’t make tears stream down your cheeks, Heyy baby will surely do!!!
One fine morning our three ‘foxes’ Arush, Al, Tanmay find a little girl on their doorstep with a note which claims the baby to be their daughter. Initially none of the trio want to claim her their daughter and decide to abandon her on someone else’s porch just as someone had left the baby on their porch. But in a sudden turn of events they realise their mistake and actually fall in love. But just when all’s rosy, the mother(Vidya Balan) takes her baby back!!!
No points for guessing the end of the story but the way Sajid puts it is simply fantastic! The movie begins with a sizzling track featuring 20 of our most beautiful divas!!! Malaika Arora Khan, Amrita Arora, Amrita Rao, Amisha Patel, Diya Mirza… you name her, Sajid’s already put her in! I’ve heard it cost them 1.5 crores just for the opening number!!
My Rating: 6/5
One extra for the cute baby (take her away and the movie still gets a 5 on 5)
For those of you who’ve got bored of using the ‘Hrithick’s and the ‘Emma Watson’s as their profile images, help is at hand. ‘At hand’??? At your fingertips I should say! It is now possible to create custom images at the snap of your fingers.
Custom images??? What’s that you might ask? Well, take a peek –
The harder way to do it would be to search the net for photoshop templates and edit em yourselves using photoshop. Really a tedious task if you ask me. But then there’s the smarter way. The ‘imagechef’ way. Take a look at imagechef.com.
www.imagechef.com is one of the rare sites that does it so well. It lets you create really cool custom images in a jiffy. No software required, No photoshop skills required!!! All you need is your dab of creativity and let the chef conjure up some great images!
Your options are basically divided into these categories:
Won’t discuss each category in detail though.
The advantages of using custom images are enormous:
What is peer-to-peer?
Peer-to-peer (better known as P2P sharing) is an advanced networking system that is way different from the client-server model.
What is the client-server model? Well, any damn website is the best example of a client-server model. We, as visitors, are the clients who request the server to show the webpage. So it basically is a one-to-one correspondence. The client requests a page and the server obliges. The same logic applies for sharing a file. If you want to download a software, say ‘Google talk’, you go to the Google page and download it. If your friend wants it too, he too goes to the same site. Thus the same server doles out downloads to whoever requests it.
A server is basically a computer that is online 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Suppose I create a software and I want to share with friends. The software I create will be on my PC. So do I have to keep it connected to the net all day? My telephone bills would definitely set new records month after month!!
Fear not, here’s where P2P comes in handy. It works differently from the client server model. It works on the basic principle that when someone other than me downloads the entire software, he too becomes a server. So if a third person wants to download it too, he downloads parts of it from both us. Then, he too becomes a server thus, as many people it reduces precious bandwidth consumption for each of the peers involved. Thus the file can be easily shared ‘Peer-to-Peer’.
While the concept seems all rosy, the history of P2P sharing hasn’t been so. It has lead to various piracy issues in the past. I mean who’s stopping me from sharing a copyrighted file? Piracy protectors have a hard time with P2P.
But then comes the big question:
To Peer or not To Peer??
While P2P can be a boon for budding software developers (people like us, maybe), it can be a pain in the ‘you know what’ for creators of authentic material like the entertainment industry, software companies etc. So it all boils down to one’s own discretion.
You could find whatever you want whenever you want. Afterall if you need a particular file, someone in the World Wide Web must have it! You’ll never miss out on that sound track you heard in the rickshaw today, any movie, documentary, project… whatever, whenever!
So is the P2P concept still a budding concept. Definitely not! It’s been there since as early as the 1970s! But then it hasn’t gained momentum in our part of the world. A little awareness would do us good.
So P2P anyone?