Posted by: h4ck@lyst | February 17, 2010

Am moving…

To a new virtual home..
A home that I can truly call my own..

My own domain, my own slicehost webspace!
Need to decide on a hell lot more of technicalities, but for the time being..
I ve moved!


UPDATE : May 2011: I ve moved again.

Posted by: h4ck@lyst | February 13, 2010

How to add your indiblogger badge to wordpress account!

We Blog, Therefore We Are. This is the motto of Indiblogger is an Indian blogger community & directory. You can have your blog listed in there and get a Indirank! The Indirank is an innovative creation of the indiblogger, which in their own words is

IndiRank – Ranking of Indian Blogs

IndiRank is a system we built to rank the blogs in the IndiBlogger network. Although we manually verify every blog before it’s allowed into the network, the IndiRank system is completely automated.

Ok, so after you get your Indirank, you ve the option to put up your Indirank on your blog. The higher, the better it is. Now Indiblog gives you an assortment of badges to put upon, but there is only one fall through! The badges are all external JavaScript driven. Now, if you have a blogspot blog, adding that external JS to your blog is not much of an issue. But if you are one of those SEO driven blogger who believes wordpress is the better option, then you have a slight problem. WordPress doesn’t allow inclusion of any JS into the text widgets! So how do we come about it? Simple. Just put in the generated HTML. Cutting the long story short, you can copy the following HTML, change your blogname and rank, and add it up in the text widget for your sidebar! cheers!


As Renie, one of the Team Indiblog commented, they do provide the HTML code on the site. Its just, err, well a lil hidden at the moment!

Actually we do have the HTML version for users – from the widgets page, select the blog from the select menu, “Get Widget”, and look for the link that says “Are you on Get your code here.”

<div align="center">
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:160px!important;height:130px!important;background-image:url(‘;);background-repeat:no-repeat!important;background-position:left top!important;background-color:transparent!important;"><tr><td style="height:20px!important;text-align:center!important;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif!important;font-size:10px!important;color:#333!important;background-color:transparent!important;border:none!important;padding:0!important;"></td></tr><tr><td valign="top" style="padding-left:10px!important;padding-top:0!important;text-align:left!important;"><a href="; target="_blank" style="text-decoration:none!important;color:#C33C2A!important;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif!important;font-size:60px!important;font-weight:bold!important;background-color:transparent!important;line-height:60px!important;margin:0!important;padding:0!important;">CHANGE_YOUR_RANK_HERE</a><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif!important;font-size:12px!important;font-weight:bold!important;color:#C33C2A!important;text-decoration:none!important;text-align:left!important;">/100</span></td></tr></table>

To get your INDIBLOGGER_ID , go to, there you will see something like

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script&gt;

copy the part and paste it in your browser.
You will get a distorted badge. Doesn’t matter , view the source of the page (Ctrl+U should do in firefox, Cmd+Shift+U in opera on Mac).
There you’ll see code similar to above. That is indeed my actual source of the code. Anyways, you should be able to find your relevant ID in similar looking place as in the above code!

PS: Indiblogger team, its not much of a work to provide the users with the HTML code as well. Please do so at the earliest. Regards!


Hi Folks!

Let me tell you what all are you gonna find in this blog. A simple end user perspective of various airliners flying in the India sky. Nothing deep, nothing detailed but just a very customrary review.

I ve flown with a total of six airlines in the last six months. Indian Airlines (1), KingFisher (3), Indigo(3), GoAir(1), SpiceJet(2), Jet Airways(2). Numbers in parenthesis denote the number of times I ve flown that particular airline in the last six months.

Indian Airlines : Truly an Indian Enterprise. Had it continued under the patronship of the TATAs, it woud ve done much better. The flights are generally ok. Not bad if all you wanna do is just get to your destination. Flight crew is homely. Though I ve heard of people complaining about their in-flight services, my solitary experience was not all that bad. Nothing exceptional, but good enough for the needs. I had flown with them days before the Indian Airlines monetary crunch happened. They might have put in further cost saving measures in there.

Kingfisher: The airline which brought glamour to the Indian Skies with the pretty czech beauty Yana Gupta as their ambassador with their array of equally beautiful cabin crew. Kingfisher has one of the best in-flight entertainment systems in the Indian sky. The food is ok, nothing exceptional. Seats are pretty comfortable. Their aquisition of Deccan airlines, India’s first low-cost airlines now help them to offer cheaper versions of Kingfisher experience.

Indigo: These folks are on a cost saving measure and it shows in the fact that so far I ve found them to be the only airline which doesn’t carry even the basic ear-plugs/cotton. If you are the ones like me having lots of trouble due to the changing air pressure from the altitude, you are in for a bad toss! The food, which can be purchased from the inflight services is cold. Agreed they are low cost airlines but still. Also, these guys are going in for a kill with their high connectivity and red eye flights! One example. Indigo is the only airline providing one-stop connectivity from Bangalore to Patna. Its approximately 4 hours flight via Kolkata. And during the present vacation season their quoting price was 24,000 INR for return tickets! I rather chose to fly with Kingfisher and Jet Via Delhi and got it all for 13,000 INR return! Phew, seems like Kingfisher and Jet can taut themselves as the low cost airliners rather😛 Seats are ok. The AC in the Indigo flight seem to be highly directional. I had to once keep my face towards the duct throughout the flight just to get a whiff of fresh air coz someone was passing all through the time! In short, this is an airline I have the most complains with as of date.

Go-Air: Another of low cost airliners but a comfort to fly with. They provide cotton, even though its like loose cotton pulled out of the first aid box and not packed ones. Hygiene might go for a toss with respect to the cotton but its a life saver when it comes to just a few shrads of cotton to avoid the excruciating ear pain. Seats look very flimsy but are not all that bad.

SpiceJet: One more low cost airline, it provides bottled water atleast. Seats are with leather cover and one of my friends find it uncomfortable. I ll rather describe it as the seats found in the Indian buses. I don’t mean they are uncomfortable but just that their feel and texture remind me of the buses.😛 Nothing much to complain about this one.

Jet Airways: A truly royal comfort to fly with. They don’t have the glamour that Kingfisher may boast of, but their wide leg space and the hot food more than compensates for it. The leg space is enough for a slim person to get into his seat without the need for other passengers to get out. The food is so far the best I had aboard any other airline. They might have had their share of trouble with the recent pilots fiasco but thats another story. They seem to splurge upon in their flights. For example, they give out sugar and milk sachets along with dinner. That means every one on board gets to have a sugar and milk sachet even if they are not gonna use them. Kingfisher on the other hand serves them along on the serving tray. So you pick milk and sugar as and when you want. KF surely save on some cost through that. But still hats off to Jet for the service and the food.

This was a little about my limited experience with the Indian Airliners.

Posted by: h4ck@lyst | November 28, 2009

The missing pain..

Been ever in love with the pain? So much as that you start missing the pain itself when its not there? Guess thats what a sweet pain is all about. Or maybe its the harsh realisation that the pain was your sole company all this time and now even thats not there any more. Another clear cut indication to move on. But you need something to move on to right? Don’t know. Another of my blabbering blogs. After a long time. Miss you pain.

Posted by: h4ck@lyst | October 15, 2009

a post

a post, after a long time. just to be a post. lots going on in life , or more accurate at work. Presently working with yahoo. lots to say but time…
hope to blog back soon..

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