Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Is reality TV getting too real to handle?

Of late, TV channels have been flooded with reality shows so much so that people have started begging...give me a break. Some celebrity is supposed to be getting married on national television by means of Swayamwar where out of the 13 participants, one will be chosen by one of the most controversial so-called celebrity Rakhee Sawant and then she will be marrying him in the concluding episode of the Swayamwar. In another reality show on MTV Splitsvilla, contestant Swagata Shah has accused the program director to chose the final two contestants in his bedroom. The other reality show "Sach ka Saamna" has already made enough headlines that the show is now debated in Rajya Sabha as if our politicians have no other work to do than to set guidelines what we want to see on the Idiot Box. The other "Iss Jungle se Mujhe Bachao" is another reality show where you can watch contestants bitching about their fellow contestants and of their past life. You can hear Marc Robinson talking about ditching Preity for Waluscha and Fiza's married with Chand Mohammad which made headlines across the country. You can also watch celebrities taking bath in open...how cool!!! In one show, one can watch Alka and Abhijeet fighting like Tom and Jerry for anything and nothing. This reality TV industry has really become a jungle out there where everyone is trying to cut into other's audience base by way of creating controversies and showing whatever they can to generate enough oomph on the show. Well, as an audience, I am enjoying it because I am getting to see what I always wanted to see...the masala, the oomph, the bitching, the skin show, the gossips, the catfight, and what not.

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar

Monday, July 27, 2009

Write prodcuct reviews and earn

One of the biggest companies in product reviews Epinions gives you opportunity to write reviews for the products and earn handsome amount of money. I personally write on this website like,

My favorite operating system.
Product Rating: Pros: Most user-friendly interface with a stylish look.
Cons: Most vulnerable to viruses and hackers.
The Bottom Line: All the PC users who have more than 180 GB hard disk, just go for XP Home Edition SP2 for its sleek look and sheer performance.

MTs need not beware of this software
Product Rating: Pros: Increased productivity, time saving, cost effective, and takes care of our health.
Cons: You cannot fire your transcriptionist.
The Bottom Line: My final recommendation is that every company should use this software to increase their overall productivity but should train their MTs to use this software efficiently.

So, guys if you think you can write a better review, please go ahead and use this website for your part-time earning.

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sach ka Saamna opens up a new debate

As expected, Sach ka Saamna has opened up a new Pandora box thanks to our good old politicians who are never bothered to raise a question in the Question Hour about how to improve the condition of their constituency but always stand up in unison whenever it comes to the question of moral policing and telling the people what is good for them to see and what is not good for them. I mean how many times we keep hearing the same old thing, don't show hero lighting up a cigarette on celluloid or don't show kissing scene or don't wear Jeans and T-shirt in college...come on give us a break dear leaders. Why don't you rewrite the constitution and bring the country under martial law where we will do what you say, we will eat what you say, and we will see what you want us to see.

People like Mulayam Singh Yadav who earlier wanted to ban computers entirely in India now is hellbent to stop screening Sach ka Saamna because it is not good for Indian audience. What is wrong with the show??? I don't understand. They ask you questions which you have asked to tell, otherwise how would Rajeev Khandelwal would know whether I had a girlfriend in my college years who I wanted to sleep with... I mean you want to confess in front of your own if you had done something wrong in life then why our leaders have problem with that. These leaders keeps telling lies one by one and make crores of rupees and when someone is trying to make few lakhs by just saying truth...what's wrong with that. If someone is willingly trying to make some money by opening up some old chapters of his life...why should anyone have any problem with that.. and I am sure no one has any problem with the TV show but for those few leaders who want us to live our life the way they want to and not the way we want to...

Come on friends...give your opinion. Do you really want these leaders to tell us how we should live our life or should we do what we want to do???

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Top 10 websites

Alexa traffic rank wise top 10 websites:

1. Google (www.google.com)

Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages. The company's focus is developing search technology.

2. Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com)

Personalized content and search options. Chatrooms, free e-mail, clubs, and pager.

3. YouTube (www.youtube.com)

YouTube is a way to get your videos to the people who matter to you. Upload, tag and share your videos worldwide!

4. Facebook (www.facebook.com)

A social utility that connects people, to keep up with friends, upload photos, share links and videos.

5. Windows Live (www.live.com) now Bing (www.bing.com)

Search engine from Microsoft.

6. Microsoft Network (www.msn.com)

Dialup access and content provider.

7. Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org)

An online collaborative encyclopedia.

8. Blogger.com (www.blogger.com)

Free, automated weblog publishing tool that sends updates to a site via FTP.

9. Baidu.com (www.baidu.com)

The leading Chinese language search engine, provides "simple and reliable" search experience, strong in Chinese language and multi-media content including MP3 music and movies, the first to offer WAP and PDA-based mobile search in China.

10. Yahoo Japan! (www. yahoo.co.jp)

Top 10 websites in India as per Alexa traffic ranking:

  1. Google India


    Indian version of this popular search engine. Search the whole web or only webpages from India. Interfaces offered in English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi and Tamil.

  2. Google


    Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages. The company's focus is developing search technology.

  3. Yahoo!


    Personalized content and search options. Chatrooms, free e-mail, clubs, and pager.

  4. YouTube


    YouTube is a way to get your videos to the people who matter to you. Upload, tag and share your videos worldwide!

  5. Blogger.com


    Free, automated weblog publishing tool that sends updates to a site via FTP.

  6. Facebook


    A social utility that connects people, to keep up with friends, upload photos, share links and videos.

  7. Rediff.com India Ltd.


    Online portal with free e-mail and many other services.

  8. Wikipedia


    An online collaborative encyclopedia.

  9. Windows Live


    Search engine from Microsoft.

Top 10 Business category websites by Alexa:
  1. ESPN Sportszone


    Information about all college and professional sports.

  2. Yahoo Finance


    Personal finance, investing tips and news.

  3. Alibaba.com


    Alibaba.com operates online business-to-business marketplaces for global trade, with a leading community of businesses from over 200 countries.

  4. EzineArticles.com


    EzineArticles is a matching service between tens of thousands of expert authors and millions of readers & publishers looking for expert solutions to millions of problems.

  5. PayPal


    Online payment service for individuals and merchants. Allows users to send money and bills to anyone with e-mail.

  6. FOXNews.com


    Offers worldwide news coverage, analysis, show profiles, broadcast schedules, team biographies, and email news alerts.

  7. Bank of America


    Nationwide bank. Includes product and service information, online banking and bank location finder.

  8. Reuters Group PLC


    Breaking news, business, financial and investing articles from around the globe. Also provides technology solutions.

  9. Walt Disney Television


    Official site for Disney's One Saturday morning and Disney's 1 Too.

  10. Skype


    Peer to peer internet voice service. Mac, Windows and Linux versions available. Users may call landlines and cellphones for a fee; users may call each other for free.

Top 10 News sites by Alexa:
  1. Yahoo News


    Daily news and full coverage of current issues.

  2. BBC Newsline Ticker


    Headline ticker will automatically update throughout the day with the latest news, sport, travel, finance and weather from the BBC. Available for multiple OS platforms.

  3. CNN - Cable News Network


    Includes US and international stories and analysis, weather, video clips, and program schedule.

  4. BBC News


    United Kingdom and international news headlines. Contains video and audio webcasts, forums, and in-depth articles.

  5. My Yahoo


    My Yahoo is a customizable web page with news, stock quotes, weather, and many other features.

  6. Google News


    Aggregated headlines and a search engine of many of the world's news sources.

  7. The New York Times


    Online edition of the newspaper's news and commentary. [Registration required]

  8. Weather.com


    Offers forecasts for cities worldwide as well as radar and satellite maps. Also includes news stories and allergy information.

  9. MSNBC News


    Breaking news online including US and world news.

  10. Fox News Channel


    Offers worldwide news coverage, analysis, show profiles, broadcast schedules, team biographies, and email news alerts.

Top 10 Sports websites by Alexa:
  1. Yahoo Sports


    Listen to live and on-demand sports content.

  2. ESPN Sportszone


    Information about all college and professional sports.

  3. Official Major League Baseball


    Coverage includes audio and video clips, interviews, statistics, schedules and exclusive stories.

  4. Cricinfo


    International cricket news, live scores, photos, columns and player profiles. Provides archive scorecards, statistics database, ratings and email newsletter. Part of ESPN International. UK.

  5. FOX Sports


    Breaking news, features, statistics, scores, standings, and schedules.

  6. Yahoo! Sports: Major League Baseball


    Listen to live and on-demand sports content.

  7. Yahoo! Sports: National Basketball Association


    Listen to live and on-demand sports content.

  8. NBA.com


    The official site of the National Basketball Association. Includes news, features, multimedia, player profiles, chat transcripts, schedules and statistics.

  9. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.


    Official site with wrestler information, corporate details, news, merchandise, and a directory of affiliated sites. [Formerly the World Wrestling Federation.]

  10. SI.com


    Sports news from Cable News Network(CNN) and Sports Illustrated Magazine.

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Escort girl puts Italian Premier in soup

In a major sex scandal to hit the web, an escort girl called Ms D'Addario has submitted the audio tapes of an alleged conversation between her and the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that has creatted flutters across the world with the Prime Minister adamantly denying the truthfulness of the tape (as usual).

In one tape, Mr Berlusconi's clipped Milan accent is perfectly distinguishable as he compliments Ms D'Addario and another woman for wearing black and he calls them 'carine' (sweet).

Two weeks later on November 4, 2008, in another recording Mr Berlusconi can be heard. He then said: 'I'm going to take a shower as well ... and then will you wait for me in the big bed if you finish first?'
Ms D'Addario replied: 'Which bed ?....Putin's bed ?...' To which Mr Berlusconi said: 'Putin's.'
Ms D'Addario is heard saying: 'Ah, how sweet... it has the drapes.'

Though the complete transcript is not available as yet, but people have already started imagining what it would contain that will provide Hollywood writers some great stuff for their soft porn movies.

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Have you ever had sex with a prostitute?

This is the story of a bold new India. The newly launched "Sach Ka Saamna" or the Indian version of "Moment of Truth" on Star Plus is the program to watch for this season. If you ever wanted to make a confession in front of your own and the world, this is the time. Just check out the questions being asked to actor, Yusuf Hussain in front of his family, his daughter, his son-in-law, brother, current girlfriend, and ex-wife.

Host Rajeev Khandelwal asks him various questions related to the various aspects of his life. It starts with lighter one exploring his love for soft bed sheets available in 5-star hotels like has he ever stolen a bed sheet from a hotel to the question revolving around his personality and his constant need to seek attention to a more personal one.

Just look at this questions and Mr. Hussain's answers:
1. Are you embarrassed accepting your real age?
Yes was the answer.

2. Did you ever steal a blanket from a Hotel?
Yes is the answer.

3. Does it bother you if you don't recieve compliments often?

4. Are you still waiting for the girl of your dreams?
The question was being asked in front of his current girlfriend and ex-wife and the answer was yes.

Do you think that you could have done more to your family than just sending them money?
The question was skipped as his brother pressed the buzzer. So, the next question.

5. In your three marriages did you ever try to save at least one marriage?

6. Do you think that you were the best son to your mother?
With his brother sitting in front and the answer was yes.

7. If your father were alive would he be proud of you?

8. Do you believe that you third wife Kanchan married you only for your money?
Answer is yes with Kanchan siting in front of him.

9. Out of your 3 wives, who you was most close with?
None of them, was the answer.

10. Do you have a child outside the wedlock?
Answer is yes with his family sitting in front of him and the answer is supported by the reasoning that he had a couple of physical relationship with that lady and so he is not really sure if the the child is own or not but he accepts that he has an illegitimate child.

11. Have you ever had sex with a prostitute?
Yes, was the answer.

12. Did you ever have sex with a girl younger than your daughter's age?
Yes, was the answer.

There were a lot more questions apart from these. Just want to ask you one question, when was the last time in India you were asked one of these questions publicly. I mean, the format of show is very cool and compact and as it says world's simplest game and yet the most difficult one. You just keep telling truth and Rs. 1 crore is all yours. Is there any more easier way to earn 1 crore by just accepting your truth in front of the world, but still people falters and go back to 0 after having earned as much as 10 lakh rupees. I mean this is hard to understand that you know you will lose a fortune by just telling one lie and will earn a fortune by telling 25 truths and still you can't dare to be truthful. What does this mean. That you can't dare to say truth even if someone is willing to give you 1 crore rupees. That simply proves the fact that the most difficult thing to do in the world is to say truth. Up until now, one had thought that you can earn money only by telling lies and doing something wrong but here you can earn a fortune by just telling truth and people are not able to do so. Hope, someone is truthful enough to earn Rupees One Crore.

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar

Thursday, July 16, 2009

How Michael Jackson became addicted to painkillers?

The shocking video today surfaced on Internet across the world showing MJ's hair getting caught in fire while performing a stage show 25 years ago. The video clearly shows Michael's hair completely burnt in the incident and thus leaving a huge impact on MJ's mental status forever. This was the incident, as claimed by the media, that turned MJ getting addicted to painkillers which ultimately did kill him a few days back.

The photograph published on Daily Telegraph shows several wounds on Michael Jackson's foot clearly indicating multiple punctures from intravenous wounds and thus confirming MJ's addiction to drugs.

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fiza adds spice to Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao

Fiza Chand Mohammad, earlier Anuradha Bali, has replaced Negar Khan as a last-minute change and what a replacement!!! She has already started turning heads a la Rakhee Sawant in Big Boss 1 and Sambhavana Seth in Big Boss 2 with her fighting skills that people in the world have already seen through her interviews to media after the sensational Mills and Boon style eloping with the son of Haryana's Deputy CM and then changing religion and then getting married and then getting divorced via SMS. I mean who else can add so much spice to a reality show that is meant to generate controversies by showing skin and gossips and a little bit of jungle adventure. Sony Entertainment Television has its stakes high on the show and the way show has begun, I think Fiza will turn out to be the most watchable celeb on the show...take my words. Here is what she said upon joining the show, "I was the last-minute entry to the show. Initially, I was a bit hesitant as all the rest are from the showbiz world. Hopefully, I will last for a week or so! In the past few months, I have been under the media scanner due to my ex-hubby Chand Mohammed. I wonder what will be said now!"

And now hear Fiza and Palak talking about Chand.

And if didn't already have enough of the masala, Fiza started fighting with Akashdeep Saigal and now you can very well imagine why Chand Mohammad eloped with her, changed his religion, married her, and then soon divorced her afraid of her fighting ways, which comes naturally to her being a lawyer by profession. Indian TV viewers are about to see some scintillating stuffs on the idiot box that might generate some political controversies as well.

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao - Big Boss in Jungle

Yesterday, a new reality show (or should we say a new soap) started on Sony TV. You know, after seeing all those exciting promos before the launch I was really excited to see the show and was hoping to find some cool jungle adventure a la Discovery or Nat Geo style, but what a crap...It is just like they have set up a set in some garden (they claim it to be in Malaysia) and have put in some so-called celebrities (I wonder if anybody knows Ishq Bector or Palak or Mona Vasu) in their to survive on their own. The show is an Indianized version of popular British Reality show "I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!" But, to me it is just like wrapping the Big Boss content in a new foil and present to the audience as something new. The participants have been trained to create controversies like Anaida and Shweta Tiwari made in their own ways shouting for salts and gown. They have to perform certain tasks in order to earn food to survive, so Chetan Hansraj picks up stars out of snakes, fish intestines, and all those insects that just gives you a throw-up feeling as it comes exactly at your dinnertime and I am sure if you keep watching the show and continue to eat, you will end up throwing up all the cool stuffs you have eaten. The show has started with its share of skin show where Mona Vasu and Shweta Tiwari are being shown to take shower in open in the bare minimum. I think, our culture police is watching that also and soon we might see some political issues coming up and so the show is all set to garner enough publicity and thus will surely soar the TRP soon, but in my opinion we are going to witness the worst reality show on TV as the coming days will prove my apprehension and soon the show will be named "In Junglio se Mujhe Bachao."

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Die Hard 4 Virus from Korea

Remember Die Hard 4, the Bruce Willis starrer, where the villain tries to take the United States' technological infrastructure offline over a period of 3 days, first taking control of the traffic network system, then taking over the banking and networking system, and finally sabotaging the power grids bringing the mighty US to succumb down to the pressure of the hacker. It seems like the hackers have taken over the plot straight away from the movie and in fact are trying to put that into action.

The thing started in South Korea where an attack by hackers on hundreds of web sites almost clogged the websites in the United States. These cyber attacks have affected the functioning of the major U.S. government Web sites including White House, departments of Homeland Security, Defense and Treasury, and the Voice of America. The hackers have not tried to steal information from these websites giving the information that they just want to suggest to the authorities that if they want they can cripple the might Uncle Sams from the tips of their fingers and thus bringing the United States government functioning to a standstill. As per the South Korean officials, the attacks might have originated from North Korea but no one has been able to confirm it. In fact, to find the originator might be just impossible because the brains behind these attacks just spread the virus from one PC to another and all the PCs, somewhere around 40,000, ask for the same information from a particular website at the same time and thus causing the processing of that information a real mess. This results in slowing down of that particular website and ultimately results in showing the result as website not found.

The motive behind this kind of attack, what I think, is to show to the world that hackers can slow down the functioning of world economy and administration from the tips of their fingers and so the developers be beware of them and install adequate safeguards at the inception of the software logic to fight against them.

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Emma Watson does a Marilyn Monroe

The much-hyped soon to be 20-year-old "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson, considered too young to go on date with by Daniel Radcliffe" made many onlookers' heart to stop when her dress flew up to expose her nude-colored underwear beneath her beautiful designer gown. Thanks God, she was wearing something inside unlike many of her Hollywood counterparts who just dare to be bare minimum in their gown. Though this was an unconventional style statement by the 5 feet 6 inches tall goddess in the windy London premiere of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the actress remained unphased by the incident and in fact handled the situation so graciously that many believed to thought that this was a very smart intentional maneuver from the lady to shed off her teenage girl image and be game to a a bit more risque. The wardrobe malfunction has certainly earned the lady one of the top searches on the search engine, so good start for Emma to walk out of the Harry Potter stable and be featured in more mainstream Hollywood movies.

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar

Monday, July 06, 2009

Michael Jackson was a pervert

This is what Pete King, a New York Congressman, has said about the King of Pop after having enough of media coverage given to Michael Jackson.

"Hi, this is Congressman Pete King. Yesterday I marched in two Fourth of July parades in Wantagh and Massapequa Park. Today I was taking a walk through Wantagh here at the American Legion hall, fire house down the street, a fire memorial a few blocks from here. It really reminded me of the great men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. People fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, cops, firefighters, teachers, none of whom really get much credit. Yet for the last, I don’t know how long now, this lowlife, Michael Jackson, his name, his face, his picture is all over the newspapers and television, radio, it’s all we hear about is Michael Jackson. Let’s knock out the psychobabble. He was a pervert, a child molester, he was a pedophile. And to be giving this much coverage to him, day in and day out, what does it say about us as a country? I just think we’re too politically correct. No one wants to stand up and say we don’t need Michael Jackson. He died, he had some talent, fine. There’s men and women dying every day in Afghanistan. Let’s give them the credit they deserve. I really think the media has disgraced itself. I think that too many people in public life have made fools out of themselves by talking about Michael Jackson as if he’s some kind of hero. There’s nothing good about this guy. He may have been a good singer, he did some dancing. Bottom line is, would you let your child or grandchild be in the same room with Michael Jackson? What are we glorifying him for? So anyway, lets take some time out to really look to the people who do make us a great country. The men and women of the armed forces, police, firefighters, teachers who work in really rough neighborhoods. People who volunteer with dying cancer patients, people who work in aids clinics. They’re the ones we should be glorifying, not some pervert like Michael Jackson."

This video has not gone too well the die-hard MJ's fans and in fact the speech is bit too harsh especially now that King of Pop is no more, but still I think media across the globe operates in the same fashion. Celebrity news is the number one priority across the globe for all media channel and in doing that they just forget that there are other more important things also to be given adequate coverage and not only talking about some celebrities. Give your honest reviews about this sensational speech given by a Congressman against perhaps the most popular Pop star the world will ever see particularly after his death.

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Kambakkht Ishq is one for the trash bin

The much awaited Akki-Kareena starrer with Sylveter Stallone in a guest appearance first time in Bollywood finally hit the celluloid this Friday and being 2 of the hottest stars in Bollywood circuit coming together after the mighty disaster Tashan, the expectations are high that this movie might hit the bull's eye. In fact, the movie is more in news because of a lip-locking scene between Akki and Kareena that has generated enough heat even before the release of the movie.

Here are some reviews for Kambakht Ishq for people going to watch this movie this week:

Kambakkht Ishq is one for the trash bin.

The story got left behind, far behind. What story, you may ask? And a good question it would be. I can't find a single nice thing to say about a film. Not a line, not one joke. What can you do when the maker's aim is to make an awful film? It runs literally dead slow and has not as much as an iota to savor.

Kambakkht Ishq hits an all-new low in several departments. First, it could easily win the award for the silliest story-line for sure. And here we come to the second abysmal point. Never has a

Hindi film script ever been so derogatory towards women. Silly point number three: the Hollywood connection is a complete sham.

Watching the promos and the huge hype the makers have managed to create about their film, your expectation levels are high when you enter but as you come out you do feel that it is nothing more than a dumb entertainer that tries to take you too much for granted. It may take a great start at the box office but the crowds will vanish from Monday once the hype begins to settles down.

Well, nothing has changed. Kambakht Ishq directed by Sabbir Khan is the same old, typical Akshay Kumar comedy flick. Expensive sets, 4 odd songs filled with babes from the west, a couple of great action sequences performed by the star himself, a super sexy co-star, funny one-liners and a story that completely lacks sense or logic.

Kambakht Ishq was expected to be a success duw to its star cast - Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor and the love story line. Film is a hit among young movie goers. The movie is also unique as it has Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in real life kind of roles.

The another controversy surrounding the movie is that the story idea being similar the hit 2002 Tamil movie starring Kamal Haasan and Simran "Pammal K Sambandham" and some copyright issues, though director of Kambakht Ishq Shabbir Kumar has clarified that he has acquired the rights from the original Tamil movie producer. I think Kambakht Ishq has managed to hit every stones required to make a film hit, but ultimately any film runs on its story telling and according to critics' reviews, the movie should bomb, but you never know with Akshay Kumar's movies where a complete nonsensical flick "Singh is King" became one of the biggest blockbusters of 2008. So, just go ahead and watch the movie this week and give your review as well.

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Is Michael Jackson alive?

Well, that's what a vast population on Internet is thinking and even Television channels beaming the news like anything. Jacko is getting ready to be cremated at the Staples House but news channels are showing a new story, of course courtesy Internet, that MJ faked his death and the person dead was his body double with his face changed to MJ's through plastic surgery. Now, this is one bullshit that nobody is going to believe, but believe me everyone has been listening to this news with great sort of speculation as if they are again going to see Moon walker live on stage. The same rumour spread after Saddam Hussain was hanged that the person caught and hanged was not actually Saddam but his duplicate. The rumor mongers have given a very convincing reasoning behind MJ being alive that he just wants to begin a new life under a new name and new face so that he can get rid of all the debts he had and is now living in an 8-story bunker somewhere...

Well...let's forget all these rumors. Let us all give the king the warmest send-off we can. Everyone is trying to cash on even after MJ's death. In fact, even Michael Jackson's last will is now available on Internet for people to read. Now, even a deadly e-mail virus claiming to contain MJ's unrecorded songs and photos in a zip file is circulating on Internet.

As per Sophos, The email comes with the subject "Remembering Michael Jackson" and is sent from "sarah@michaeljackson.com." It tells recipients that an attached file titled "Michael songs and pictures.zip" contains secret songs and photos of the pop music icon, who died of a heart attack in the United States on June 25.

Sophos has warned computer users not to open the attachment. "By opening the attachment, computer users are exposed to infection. Once infected, a computer will begin automatically spreading the worm onto other Internet users." Besides spreading via email, Sophos experts note that the malware is also capable of spreading as an Autorun component on USB memory sticks.

So, even the hackers are now trying to cash on the immense popularity of the King of Pop. It's my humble appeal to everyone let MJ's soul lie in peace...

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

What is a Paid-to-surf or PTC site?

Back to late 1990s, Internet industry was a big business at that time. Anyone with a little bit of knowledge was making big bucks on Internet. Paid-to-surf or Paid-to-click concept also arrived at the same time. The concept was very simple. Advertisers will place ads on one of these PTC sites and these PTC sites will attract people to join the site as a member and be paid at a rate of 0.01 cents to 0.02 cents and get paid as soon as one makes $1 to $10 depending upon that particular website internal policy. These PTC sites were a huge success and even the members earned a handsome amount of money. But, come 2000, and there came the Dot-Com crash and people started losing big money on Internet, PTC sites started getting closed, and thousands of members were never actually paid because PTC sites shut their shop and just disappered like anything.

One of the most successful PTC companies in the late 1990s was AllAdvantage, being launched in March 1999, the company made a meteoric rise in the Internet industry with over 13 million members in just a year's time employing MLM system to get new members. This system was a huge hit and hundreds of PTC sites followed trying to duplicate AllAdvantage's success, but a very few of them could actually manage to survive and make profit to themselves and the members. Even AllAdvantage shut the shop after 18 months but not before paying out its members a whooping US$160 million to its members.

Here are my personally selected list of PTC sites operating successfully today and paying out their members regularly without fail. So, if you are an active Internet surfer and just want to earn a little dollars while surfing, you can join one of these PTC sites below and get paid periodically a small amount but definitely some




You can join any one of them or all of them for free and check out yourself whether you get some money or not. I think one should not invest any money on these sites but one must join and surf to see how much they get paid and then decide whether to continue with these PTC sites or not.

© 2009 Ranjan Kumar