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Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Check mails of Softbank mail account from your PC

1. you dont have access to Wifi network
2. you want to check your softbank mail
3. you dont want to pay for the packets

you can simply go to give your softbank mail address( and the password. No registration is necessary.

If you are not comfortable providing this detail to the site, there is yet another way to access your mail.

Configure your PC`s mail client with the softbank`s address and password. I tried with my Mail application of Mac OS X and it worked without a glitch. I am sure that it will work with other mail clients like Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird etc. Softbank uses IMAP (not POP3) as the incoming mail server( Hence, you cannot add your softbank account to Gmail. Gmail only allows POP3 server accounts to be added.

Happy mailing!!!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Friday, 12 June 2009

Indian style Red bean(Azuki) dish

The Azuki beans are a common ingredient in many japanese sweets. I just googled and found that it is also common in the chinese cuisine. In the northern part of India, the Red Kidney bean(called as Rajma) curry is a common dish. I tried making Azuki bean curry in the Rajma curry style and it turned out to be very delicious.


1. Tomato
2. Onion
3. Azuki bean
4. Pinch of turmeric powder, corriander powder.
3. Curry Powder
4. Salt
5. Oil


1. Keep the red beans soaked in water for about 2 hours. It is the same as done with Rajma. This saves a lot of cooking time.
2. Boil the red beans with enough curry powder, salt, pinch of corriander powder and a pinch of turmeric powder.
3. Shallow fry onion and tomato with enough salt and curry powder.
4. Add the boiled beans to the shallow fried onion and tomato and stir it in low flame for two minutes.

And you obtain the delicious red bean curry as shown below.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Is this just a Video? or a web page? Incredible Firefox

This Tech Crunch video shows the power of Firefox 3.5. With some javascript, both the developer and the user can change the way video is rendered. We dont need Flash or any other RIA technology to customize the videos. Chrome, Opera and IE may need to catch up...

Thursday, 4 June 2009