Sunday, August 24, 2008

The best Olympics for India

The Olympics is over and now the hysteria of this mega sporting event will also subside for next four years till London 2012. Apart from the expected rise of the China to top of the tally with 51 gold medal, another major event was India's tally of 1 gold and 2 bronze (though it looks miniscule, but for the first time India has won 3 medals in Olympics and a gold after 28 years). 

I will list down some statistics about India's performance in the last few years at other major sporting events

Event Year Gold Silver Bronze Total Overall Rank
Olympics 2008 1 0 2 3 50
Asian Games 2006 10 17 26 53 8
Commonwealth Games 2006 22 17 11 50 4
SAF Games 2006 103 69 47 234 1

Let us see how India performs at the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in Delhi.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Delicious MoneyControl

Last week both these sites were upgraded for better.

The Delicious upgrade was pending for a long time after they launched a private beta of the new interface. Now it looks more slick and provides fast search results. In old delicious, the tag showing how many times a link has been bookmared was an eyesore and a normal search on the tags took a while. Like many others, many times I go to delicious instead of google, after all social bookmarking ensures that I find relevant stuff.

MoneyControl is a financial portal in India (arguably claimed to be numero uno there). Despite the amount of information available, the ad laden interface forced many users to look for alternate options (such as Rediff finance or Yahoo finance). Even I was looking forward to much awaited launch of Google Finance in India, but with the new interface of the portfolio, I won't yearn for it for some more time