Monday, October 4, 2010

Ducks - Wipro sholinganallur

Ducks in the pond -- Its an interesting experience to share your office with ducks; fearless ducks who treat you as their equals. This is Wipro Sholinganallur. Just outside CDC 5 S5 Tower.

Click here to enjoy a panoramic view of Wipro Sholinganallur

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pondicherry Beach

Beautiful cloud clusters in the beach

This is the place just adjacent to the old harbor

Beautiful shore line
The often neglected other side of the shore line. Thi is one of the spots where some beach is still left and you could wet your feet in the sea water.

The French War Memorial

Customs Building

Monday, September 27, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Frankfurt Airport

I snapped this when i was waiting for my connecting flight to Chennai from Frankfurt. The connecting flight was delayed 1 hour and we had to take a airport shuttle straight to the hangar where it was undergoing routine maintenance to catch up on the lost time.
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Mizner court, Boca Raton

Sunset at the mini lake in Mizner court, Boca Raton.
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

BSNL 3G review and speed Test

I have been using BSNL 3G for two weeks now and I must admit that I have become a fan of this service.


The upload and download speeds were acceptable compared to the advertised speeds. The speed of the connection highly depends on the network strength, simultaneous number of users connected and any interferences.

While indoor the speeds were around the 1.5 Mbps mark. The video below was recorded on my terrace around 8 PM in the night.

As can be seen the speed is pretty impressive.

The network coverage also is pretty good. I was able to get strong signals even in the outskirts of pondicherry. On the entire stretch from Pondicherry to Chennai there were only a few places without 3G signals. Still you will have the 2.5G EDGE network to fall back in these situations.


BSNL 3G configuration

After you activate your service either by getting a new 3G SIM or upgrade your old 2G SIM, follow the steps below to set yourself up for 3G.

First confirm your handset is 3G capable.

Automatic configuration:

Send a SMS to 58355 in the following format:

eg: For my N900 the message to be sent will be :


You should receive a series of Configuration SMS messages . Accept them with PIN 1111

Now you must be all set to use the 3G network. When you are connected to the network your signal level indicator should be ideally showing 3.5 G indicating you are connected at 3G speeds.

If not cross check whether your network mode under Settings->Network is set to 3G or DUAL or something similar.

Manual Configuration (Which worked for me).

Create a New Access point with access point name as : bsnlnet

All other configuration details can be left blank.

This worked like a charm for me.

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