04
Aug
11

Killer Beer Apps from Fosters!

Straight from the Foster’s Art of Chilling stable, here are a few apps that will allow you to gift a pint to your mate, Gift a Chill Head, Introduce Strong, Art of Chilling, Share the Freshness and ‘Time2Chill’! Continue reading to learn a little more about each app.

Art of Chilling Gear

Foster’s take on the traditional gifting app allows you to gift your mates chilled out gear like a cool pint to help relax after a long day at work or you could gift the F Badge to a friend whom you know is a certified chiller! Whatcha waiting for get gifting! 

Gift a Chill Head

Know someone who ‘Lives to eat’ and not the other way around or someone who cannot go through any day without listening to some chilled out tunes? Well, they are Chill Heads Burp and B

oombox for you! There are 17 Chill Heads waiting for you to meet them. Pay them a visit and gift them to your friends; after all there is a Chill Head in all of us…

Introduce Strong

Did you know you could win an iPad2, Android phones and tons of other goodies simply by Introducing Strong? Check out this cool app and give it a shot, who knows, 1 click could win you some cool stuff. To take part, click here.

 

Share the Freshness

This app allows you to share the Freshness of Foster’s Draught in 1 ltr PET bottles with 3 of your best mates, which in turn makes you eligible to win Android phones, Art of Chilling parties, tons of other goodies and of course most important of all, the title of Most Chilled Out Gang. To take part and start sharing, click here. 

 

 

Art of Chilling

We have 6 situations that require YOUR Chilled Out solution! Give us your most creative answers and garner as many vote as you can on them. If your answer ends up getting voted most Chilled Out, you’ll be walking away with a customized Art of Chilling iPad2! Can it get any better? We think not so click here to check out the situations and make sure to put your creative thinking hats on.


Time2Chill

This cool app/micro site helps you unwind, kick back and chill for 2 minutes as you listen to the calm tune of waves crashing onto shore. Sounds easy? It is but make sure not to touch your mouse or keyboard or the ticker restarts at 2 minutes! Click here now because its YOUR Time2Chill.

11
Sep
09

Dear ministers, you are only our servants.

Courtesy - Deccan Chronicle - 12/09/09

Courtesy - Deccan Chronicle - 12/09/09

Austerity is a term used when a national government reduces its spending, usually to pay back creditors. And austerity seems to be the buzz word in the Parliament of late. The UPA government’s decision to implement austerity measures, though welcome, has already created a storm in the political circles.  It all started when ministers SM Krishna and Shashi Tharoor were asked to check out of the luxury hotels they were staying at. However, this definitely was uncalled for, because as far as my knowledge is, both the ministers were living off on their own hard earned money and not the taxpayers.

The issue kicked in further when Finance minister P Chidambaram ‘requested’ his peers to travel in Economy class while flying domestic and Business while on International flights. Of course, something not easy to digest for the Baabus. Although they agreed to it, their call for 1st class on International flights is very much in the wrong direction. Sharad Pawar even went on to point out the “hazards” of flying economy was the prospect of being intruded upon by other passengers. Perhaps someone should remind dear Mr. Pawar, that he just a servant of the public and not vice versa.

Shashi Tharoor had responded to the situation, saying on Twitter:

I would be ashamed if I was spending the people’s money. But I’m not – I’m spending my own savings.

As long as the ministers pay from their own pockets for special privileges it is okay. Most of them are rich and buying an Executive class ticket as they wish won’t nuke their pockets. Like Mr. Tharoor says the ministers, who are mere representatives of the people, should be ashamed to spend the people’s money for their luxuries.

Moving on, Rahul Gandhi called for the Congress to return to power in Tamil Nadu. He was here in TN to kick of a youth recruitment drive all across the state. I really hope his dream comes true and end the dominance of self-centered regional parties. While an alliance with the DMK may be good at the moment, the Congress will definetely need to rethink about it in the future, especially if it hopes for a revival of the party, like it did in Uttar Pradesh.

09
Sep
09

Sunny is Funny

I have never been a big fan of TV shows. And when I like them, it is usually comedies. And I’m not talking about ‘Friends’ here. I like the more gross, taboo, demented, edgy stuff like ‘South Park’. So what is it like to see Cartman and Kyle battle it out in live action? Well that exactly is ‘Its always sunny in Philadelphia’ for you.  I had read about this particular show on forum and decided to check it out. I downloaded an episode from the fourth season and it was funny as hell. The tagline for the show is ‘It’s Seinfeld on crack’ and I can guarantee you that it truly lives to its reputation. I’m done with the irst two seasons and I’m absolutely addicted to this insane masterpiece.

its always sunny in philadelphia Just like ‘South Park’, Sunny was also piloted as a low-budget handy cam quality project with a budget of less than $200.  After knocking the doors of the big networks, the show was finally picked up by FX network, skyrocketing their TRPs.  The show is set in an Irish pub in Philadelphia (The word ‘Irish’ was enough to get me addicted to this) and is about its owners. Dennis Reynolds, is a narcisstic loser with a  high dosage of superiority complex. Deandra ‘Sweet Dee’ Reynolds, his sister,  is on her eternal quest to “prove women are equal to men”.  Charlie Kelly is an underachiever who does his best to woo the Waitress across the street. Mac is Charlie’s childhood friend and coming from a broken home, his only goal is acceptance. Then there is Frank Reynolds, Dennis’ and Dee’s dad, played by Danny DeVito who joined in the scond season. These 5 make up the co-owners of the pub and are always ina bid to out-do each other.  The only thing that the guys are bothered about is somehow getting laid, through hook or crook and in the process getting in trouble almost inevitably. There is also the Waitress (whose name is never revealed as of the 2nd season) who is the subject of Charlie’s constant attention although it is Dennis who mostly scores her.

The episodes usually follows the gang’s exploits at making the most out of others’ miseries. All the members of the gang are self centered bastards only bothered about their own financial gain. They are never united and each person is more than ready to dump the other for their own small personal benefits. The characters are played by the makers of the show themselves. It was Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney who plays Charlie, Dennis and Mac respectively who shot he initial piolt on a digital camcorder before FX ordererd for the first season. The show started telecasting in August 2005 and so far 4 seasons have been completed, with the 5th just started.

For all those in India, if you are part of that civilization which hasn’t mastered the craft of torrents, I guess you can catch it on Star World. Don’t ask me about timings.  I’ve more or less ditched the idiot box.