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Grand Nehru Stadium in Photos July 29, 2010

Posted by msoorya in Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010, India, News, Photos, Sports, Tennis, World.
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Commonwealth Games Delhi is just 66 days to go. And this tuesday, the completely remodelled Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, where the opening and closing ceremony of the games is about to be held, is been inaugurated by Indian Sports Minister MS Gill and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. This stadium was remodelled at the cost of Rs.960 crores. The stadium had delayed opening because of the delay in the construction of underground tunnel to the stadium.

This stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies, lawn tennis,weightlifting and athletics events. The stadium has a capacity of 60,000. Kalmadi said the world will recognise India’s potential through Commonwealth Games. This stadium was constructed on 1982 for the Asian Games. The process of remodeling it for Commonwealth Games begin in January 2008. This stadium spans over a area of nearly 4 lakh sq.metres. It has internationally standard high strength steel erection. There is a tunnel of 150 m which connects the two ends of the stadium. It has integrated facilities for Training and Warmups. The competition lanes have Class-I certification. The entire building is earthquake resistant. All the stadiums are conducting the games now completed and inauguarted except the the one for weightlifting.

Though delayed, We are now almost ready to host the games. Let’s Come out and play!

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I am a Facebook Maniac! July 28, 2010

Posted by msoorya in News, Politics, Sci-Tech, Social, World.
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2 years before, when I was a little boy in terms of Internet, I used to be craze about Email and Gaming rather than Social Networking sites. I had been using Yahoo! Mail and Gmail regularly. My father will be the only person to send me emails. As days passed, Email seemed to be conventional to me. I started trying social networking. I was not aware of Facebook at that times. The only SNS I know is Orkut. I started using Orkut and find only few friends online. Orkut has a very childish interface. Giant Google failed to impress me through Orkut. Then, blogging became my greatest craze. I am still interested in writing blogs.

Some 2 months ago, I started using Facebook. Man! It’s a very professional interface. Suit my needs perfectly. It has everything in an organised manner. Integrated Chat facility is very useful to me. And Orkut’s applications is not so cool as the applications Facebook has. My most liked Application is Social Interview. And my greatest addiction is FarmVille. Facebook is what which provides real social networking. I am a first year Medical Student, I have connected with many of my classmates and seniors in my college.

When I share what I do through Facebook, I feel light. In terms of India, Orkut and Facebook are moreover equally used Social Networking Site. Facebook has already started leading Orkut in India by slight margins recently. Twitter and MySpace are lagging behind very far..

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