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Vir Das, the comedian, actor in Bollywood has more active and less popular facet that you might not know. Perhaps he’s one of very few people in the film industry who are real, well versed & make sense.

He’s pretty active on social media, so go, follow him!

 
I’m bit late posting his YouTube video on anxiety about the exam results but I think it’s timeless, so here you go!

Get Harry Potter Complete Box Set at absolutely steal price

Flipkart.com has been one of the most successful Indian dot coms. The co-founders of flipkart- ex-employees of Amazon launched the website before Amazon saw market potential in India. Amazon now entered in Indian market with Junglee.com but flipkart is leaps ahead and surely going to keep no.1 position for years to come. Still, I’ve never used flipkart, which might look strange for person like me, who’s very active on the internet. It’s not that I prefer some other e-commerce site over flipkart. But honestly, I’ve not purchased anything online lately (except few apps from itunes). So I spent some time on flipkart.com and also added GMAT book purchase window for my Indian visitors, who now have option to buy GMAT books from flipkart.com (ckeck out the side bar on right!).

Now, when I thought, it’s time I should fulfil my “wishlists” I checked flipkart rather than amazon.com. And to my surprise, most of the books are cheaper of or at same prize than amazon. Look at the Harry Potter Book set banner for example: 20+% off on complete series book. And then I noticed Harry Potter’s Signature Edition Collection Box, a set of all HP books at less than 2,000 Rupees! 40+% off- that’s a steal! Get the Signature Edition at 1,979 Rs (less than $35!)

 

How to draw custom layer lines accurately on Google Earth.

Google Earth offers border and road lines on maps. It provides up to secondary administrative regions (actually ternary if considered international/country-level border as primary, state-level border as secondary and district-level boundary as ternary layer). If you want to dive deeper you’ve to rely on local maps from books or atlas.

If you have something specific that you do not find on Google maps or any other online maps available, and you want to add it on your map especially on Google earth and save it for future reference; here’s HOW TO for creating your own map lines & borders  accurately on Google Earth using old-school tracing paper technique.

You need:

  1. A PC (a computer with as big screen/monitor as possible)
  2. A tracing paper (semi-transparent white paper)
  3. Pencil (or pen)
  4. sellotape
  5. Google Earth software
  6. Internet connection.

Procedure

  • Sketch detailed map on your tracing paper for your desired area.
  • Open Google Earth app and place tracing paper on user monitor screen.
  • Use sello-tape to glue on the screen. (This requires two persons.)
  • hold the paper and click on ‘add path’ on google earth.
  • Mark the path, name it and save it.
  • There you have it! remember the location where you’ve save the file, it must in kmz format.
  • DONE!

The best part of this kmz file is, it’s tiny, you can send it as attachment and your friends can open it and see it on their PC. Just like I’m now sharing the same file that I created on the above snap.

You would definitely notice if you open the Dahanu Border I created using authentic maps and tracing paper.  download Dahanu Tahsil border in kmz format! Notice the area in picture above? It’s my taluka place Dahanu, and am uploading this file for all my visitors. Google failed to sketch Maharashtra-Gujrat border and Dadara & Nagar Haveli area properly.

Also if you’re a Google Earth fan, share your work or comment below.