Watched Chak De today.

Without any doubt, its one of the best movies to hit the big screen in recent times.
One of the very few Indian movies that I liked. Truly the best…in every way imaginable.
Story, acting, message, dialogue, emotions, pace..everything is top-notch.

Rest of this post will contain spoilers about the movie, so in case you haven’t watched the movie yet, get your lazy ass off chair, bed whatever and go and watch that movie. Its the best that you’ll ever get from bollywood. Period.
Go go.

 The main reason for liking this movie is its very nice way of presenting all the intended messages, emotions etc. to the viewrs.
 Nationalism, girl power, male chauvinism, bureaucratic crap, personal egos, …everything that this movie potrays is the best that you’ll ever see.
No chest thumping patriotism, no”naari-shakti” lectures, nothing…nothing stupid.
Still, the message is very clear.
Every actor gives his/her 100% in this movie
Shahrukh KHan is superb… so is the rest of the cast.


I’d give this movie 5 points out of 5..but I think it’ll have to do with 4 and a half
2 reasons

1)Soundtrack isnt very good
I mean its OK, good in parts but just about average

2) Manipuri girls    :*)
The best looking lot in the movie, theres too litttle of them. :(

These are the girls am talking about. :)

One bad thing happene though..only time National Anthem was played in the movie…nobody stood up except a handful.


You’d think its Independence Day..atleast they’ll show some respect, but no.
They kept shouting, whisteling through out the movie but nobody bothered to stand up to their National Anthem

this fucking moronic population deserves to be shot in the ass

Details about the movie

Heres the text from Wikipedia

The Film is loosely based on true story of Indian Hockey player Mir Ranjan Negi. Negi was the unfortunate goalkeeper of the Indian Hockey Team which lost 7-1 to Pakistan in Asian Games Hockey Final, back in 1982. Though the loss was engineered by faults of the entire team, Negi the goalkeeper was dubbed the villain, and was even tagged as a traitor. Such accuasations brought about an untimely End of Negi’s international career. Negi redeemed his lost glory 16 years later, when he coached the Indian Men’s Hockey team in Bangkok Asian Games 1998, where the team fetched Gold medal. He replicated the success with Indian Women’s Hockey Team as well in Manchester Commonwealth Games of 2002. Mir Ranjan Negi was hired as the Technical Advisor by Aditya Chopra. Shamita Shetty’s name features in the opening credits of the film. She trained both Shah Rukh and the female actors who portrayed Hockey players. Shah Rukh Khan plays the role of coach Kabir Khan, who guides the Indian Women’s Hockey Team to win Hockey World Championship.

The film starts with a Hockey match. Captain Kabir Khan (Shahrukh Khan) misses a goal at the end of the match which causes the team to lose the game. The Indian media make out that Kabir Khan was responsible. Seven years later, Kabir returns with a proposal to coach the Indian Women’s Hockey team. The Hockey Association members re-buff his proposal and declare that they will not help him in his cause. Kabir takes the challenge and goes to the National Hockey Camp where he is introduced to the 16 young girls who played for their respective states. Kabir starts coaching them with a dream that the team will win the Hockey World Cup for India and he will finally be free of any conviction put against him.

Some members of the team resent him but he finally gets through to them. The team rally and convince the Association to go for the World Cup held in Australia who also happen to be the defending champions. In their first match, they lose to the defending champions but slowly the team grow momentum and start winning matches. Finally the team gets to the final and they beat Australia in a tie-breaker.

The players and Kabir are ecstatic at their victory and are welcomed back as heroes. More importantly, Kabir returns to his home after seven years where the residents greet him with love and affection.

 This is the original stuff, this movie is based upon

Manchester, August 3
Capping their giant-killing spree, India overcame a stiff resistance from England in a high-tension final here today to win their first-ever gold medal in the women’s hockey at the Commonwealth Games.

The 3-2 victory came via the golden goal when the livewire forward Mamata Kharab struck in the dying moments of the first half of extra-time after both sides were locked 2-2 in regulation time.

This was the second golden goal victory for the Indians in this competition after their dramatic 4-3 victory against South Africa in the play-off for the semi-finals.

This match too had its share of drama as the golden goal, off a penalty corner, was initially disallowed by referee Ashton Lucy of Australia on the grounds that it was scored after the hooter for the end of the first half of extra time went off.

But the decision was changed after discussions between the two field umpires who ruled that the ball had not gone out of the circle after the penalty corner was taken and according to rules play was still on even after the end of time.

Though England dominated the initial stages of the first half, India shot into the lead against the run of play when Mamata Kharab scored off a penalty corner in the 21st minute. Sita Gossain made it 2-0 nine minutes later.

England fought back in the dying moments of the first half and reduced the margin just a minute before the breather through a controversial field goal by skipper Sarah Blanks.


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Darkness, she called out to him.
“Join my ranks” she said.
“I am the only one who dares
to live among the whispering dead.
Charlatans shall hint ever so often
at that so-called light.
They’ll take you round and round in circles,
My pretty child, Do hold on tight.
They shall induce a fear of me
in your heart unsuspecting.
And you shall fear and loathe me more
for time and times unending.”
He asked her still, “But why, my lady.
Why do they hate you so?”
She told him, “Child, don’t you realize,
I am their most formidable foe.
I’m always there, Shall always be,
No matter where their sight does reach.
Insecure they feel, of my rule,
Against me they shall always preach.”
He walked aside her for a few more steps,
She intrigued his wildest thoughts.
“You amaze me, Darkness, yes you do,
It was you whom I always sought.”
She laughed her intoxicating laugh.
He was drawn to her yet more strongly,
“No, my child, you it’s light you seek,
You interpreted a tad too wrongly.”
She stood up and started to walk,
He begged for her to stay.
And yet, she laughed again and said,
“I’m sorry but I have to go away.”
Tears, they welled in his eyes,
“Darkness, you are my sole companion.”
She smiled, She beamed. “If it is so,
Nothing shall impede our re-union.”
Just then, a gleam, it pierced her heart,
She was gone in a whiff of light.
For a moment he stood their blinded, sad,
And then illumination hit his sight.
He saw the rainbows, and the streams,
He saw the mountains looming,
He stared, awe-struck, at all the marvels,
At wonders he was swooning.
Darkness, she stood at a distance, afar,
She watched him amused and smirked,
She watched him as he unraveled unknowns,
As her love from his heart he shirked.
“Another fell prey to the trap”, she thought,
“But he, I felt , he would defy.
Seeking the illusion they call light,
prematurely he wouldn’t die”.
She sighed and thought, what could she do,
He’d brought it upon on himself,
“I did warn him, he chose not to heed,
I shall not torment myself”
She wandered aimlessly on the meadows,
She adorned the rivers so gracefully,
While in the interim, her past admirer,
He missed her, longed for her ruefully.
Now he realized who he was,
darkness for him was life,
he yearned for her and her alone,
He was engulfed in strife.
The colorful sights, didn’t allure him now,
Nor did the pristine light,
He wanted her to come back to him,
Without her, he had no might.
She was so vital for his existence,
He could shine only with her around.
He called out to her, He pleaded for her,
His voice did just resound.
“With you I’m perceptible, darkness,
I do need you to live.
Without you I have no identity,
Legitimacy to me you give.”
He looked into every crevasse and cliff,
“She must be somewhere, I’m certain”.
And yet it was light, just light it was.
No darkness had it curtained.
The faithful friend she was, darkness,
She came for him at last.
“I love you, Darkness, I really do,
Without you I’m left aghast ”.
It was when you were gone, when I did see,
How imperative you were for my being.
You shall leave me again, for it is the law,
Yet your return I shall be seeing.”
Darkness embraced him, he shone again,
Till time did shift more sand.
“My name is Lucifer, My lovely lady,
Taint me and take my hand.”

Written by a friend..Shambhavi.
A master piece. :)
He he

Don’t you copy it without permission. I’ll sue you. :P

This is just copy-paste of my thread in and
Its nice :)
heres how it goes

I now know that board code doesnt work in Blogger :|. DOn’t expect me to fix it up
I just copied the code from those forums in editing mode.
If you want, look up the post in proper formatting in following 2 links;=viewtopic&t;=334&sid;=e0f785ef5d9b341efe054fb394bba3ee

Its been a long time. I’ve been thinking of starting a topic where only free software will be posted.
We need and use dozens of software. But not each one of them is free. Many are paid versions that need some serial, activation etc for full use.

That requires money. Since most of us don’t have that kind of money and still need to use the software, we use cracked versions. Many times, that causes virus, trojan attacks etc. Apart from that I feel its not fair on our part to deny programmers their due by stealing their hard work, when we have alternative.

Almost every paid software on this planet has some free alternative, that works as good if not better than the paid one. You can use it anyway you want without any need for serial, cracks whatever.
Sounds good! Doesn’t it?

So this thread deals with that need. Only top quality, free software will be posted. Enjoy

[b]Google Earth – 3D Earth browser
[i]Zoom from space to street level — tour the world
Find maps, driving directions, hotels, restaurants, and more

[/i][b]Picasa – Photo organizer
Find, edit, and share your photos in seconds
Easily remove red eye and fix photos

[/i][b]Google Photos Screensaver – Photo screensaver
Display photos from your PC and photo sharing sites
Watch cinematic slideshows

[b]Google Desktop – Desktop companion
Find all your email, files, web history, and more
Get all your personalized info in one place with Sidebar

[b]Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer – Search toolbar
Search from any web page and autofill forms
Block annoying pop-ups


[b]Mozilla Firefox with Google Toolbar – Web browser
Mozilla Corporation
Browse the web quickly and securely
Switch between pages quickly with tabbed browsing

[b]Adobe Reader – PDF reader
Adobe Systems
View, print, and search PDF files via a redesigned interface
Secure your documents and collaborate via online, real-time meetings

[b]Spyware Doctor Starter Edition – Antispyware utility
PC Tools
Detects and removes spyware, adware, trojans and keyloggers
Includes Smart Updates and scheduling to protect your PC

[b]Norton Security Scan – Security utility
Detects and eliminates viruses and internet worms
Free detection updates and scheduled scanning

Google Talk – Voice and IM application[/b]

Connect with your friends via IM or free voice calls
Send and receive files and voice messages easily and quickly

[b]RealPlayer – Media player
Play popular media formats, organize music and videos
Transfer music to iPod and other portable media players

GalleryPlayer HD Images – Images[/b]

High-quality artwork and photos
Perfect for your screensaver or desktop

[b]RealPlayer – Media player
Play popular media formats, organize music and videos
Transfer music to iPod and other portable media players

[b]GalleryPlayer HD Images – Images
High-quality artwork and photos
Perfect for your screensaver or desktop

[b]Skype – Voice, video and chat

Make free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype
Call landlines and mobile phones at pretty low rates

[b]Google Video Player – Video player
Play videos purchased and downloaded through the Google Video website



Too download all or some of these, best speed and fully checked against virus and other malware..go to this link


Yeah..its [u]GOOGLE[/u] :D
And best of all, they are all free. you don’t have to pay a penny to either download or install them.

One of the best freeware antivirus solutions,[b] AVAST[/b] has been around since 1998. All you need to use this software is to provide a email address to get a key. After that, you can use it, update and upgrade to commercial version if you like.
avast! Home Edition is now free of charge for HOME users for NON-COMMERCIAL use. If you are not a home user, or you use your computer for profit, the avast! Home Edition is not licensed for such use, and you are asked to use the commercial version – avast! Professional Edition.

To use the Home Edition, you should register it, however, after initial installation you have 60 days to trial the product (as with all avast! antivirus products) before you must complete registration. The registration process is very easy, and will take you only a couple of minutes.

All the setup packages are in the form of self-extracting executables and are digitally signed by ALWIL Software.

[b]CNET 5 star rating[/b]
CNET has awarded avast! Home Edition the coveted five star rating.



[b] Gom Player[/b] is a FREE media player with popular audio & video codecs built-in.
No need to install codecs separately!
Try one of your broken AVI files or one of the files that is being downloaded with GOM.
[b]GOM Player Features[/b]

[b]Codec Finder[/b]
GOM Player includes many codecs (XviD, DivX, FLV1, AC3, OGG, MP4, H263 and more) so you won’t need to install separate codecs for most videos. For those videos that require a separate codec, GOM Player will find one and direct you to a place where you can download open source version of the codec. That way, you won’t get stuck with unnecessary codecs on your system.

[b]Play Broken AVI Files (Patented)[/b]
AVI files can’t be played if the index is broken, or the file isn’t completely downloaded. This is because index is located at the end of the file. GOM Player’s patented technology enables users to view files with broken index or that are still being downloaded.

[b]Powerful Subtitle Support[/b]
GOM Player supports SMI, SRT, RT, SUB(with IDX) files for subtitle. You can specify margin, location, size, resolution, font and others. You can also enable shadow, view ASF files with subtitle, karaoke subtitle mode. You can even synchronize subtitle and video if there’s any mismatch.

[b]Convenient Playlist[/b]
GOM Player supports playlist formats such as M3U, PLS, ASX. You can include different media types on a playlist. Also, it also lets you edit playlists for different media types. It’s easy to create and edit your own multimedia playlist with GOM Player.

[b]Support Different Media Types[/b]
Along with different media format such as AVI, MPG, MPEG and DAT, GOM Player also supports streaming Windows media format (WMV, ASF, ASX). You can also watch DVD-quality videos with 5.1 channel audio output.

[b]Screen Capture[/b]
Screen capture allows you to take a screenshot of your video directly from GOM Player. Using the Burst Capture feature, you can take continuous screenshots upto 999 shots.

[b]Advanced Features[/b]
There are other endless number of advanced features. Customize brightness, contrast and saturation. Sharpen and add noise to your video. Try audio equalizer. Repeat a section of your video with our A-B Repeat feature. Fast forward/rewind a few seconds using left/right keys. There are even more for you to discover!

[url=””][b]Gom Player[/b][/url]
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CCleaner is a [b]freeware[/b] system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)

[b]Cleans the following[/b]

[b]Internet Explorer[/b]
Temporary files, URL history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat.
Temporary files, URL history, cookies, download history.
Temporary files, URL history, cookies.
Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
[b]Registry cleaner[/b]
Advanced features to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more… also comes with a comprehensive backup feature.
[b]Third-party applications[/b]
Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, MS Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more…
[b]100% Spyware FREE[/b]
This software does NOT contain any Spyware, Adware or Viruses.

[url=””][b]Download CCleaner[/b] [b]1.39.502 (2.6MB)[/b][/url]

Paint.NET[/b] is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows XP or 2000.

Paint.NET is jointly developed at Washington State University with additional help from Microsoft, and is meant to be a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with all Windows operating systems.Paint.NET is a photo editor and manipulation software.

The programming language used to create Paint.NET is C#, with GDI+ extensions.

Paint.NET has many of the powerful features that expensive commercial applications have, including the ability to use layers.

This is the second semester that Paint.NET has been a project at Washington State University, and we have the goal of adding as much functionality as expensive commercial applications provide, but of course, for free!

In the spirit of all this freedom, we welcome any suggestions, as well as provide the source code free of charge for anyone who wishes to tinker with it.

[b]Here are some key features of “Paint NET”:[/b]

[b]· Simple, intuitive user interface[/b]
Every feature and user interface element was designed to be immediately intuitive and quickly learnable without assistance. It is also designed to be immediately familiar to users of the original MS Paint software that comes with Windows.

[b]· Layers[/b]
Usually only found on expensive or complicated professional software, layers form the basis for a rich image composition experience. You may think of them as a stack of transparency slides that, when viewed together at the same time, form one image.

[b]· Powerful Tools[/b]
Paint.NET includes simple tools for drawing shapes, including an easy-to-use curve tool for drawing splines or Bezier curves. The Gradient tool, new for 3.0, has been cited as a huge improvement over similar tools provided by other software. The facilities for creating and working with selections is powerful, yet still simple enough to be picked up quickly. Other powerful tools include the Magic Wand for selecting regions of similar color, and the Clone Stamp for copying or erasing portions of an image. There is also a simple text editor, a tool for zooming, and a Recolor tool.

[b]· Unlimited History[/b]
Everybody makes mistakes, and everybody changes their mind. To accommodate this, every action you perform on an image is recorded in the History window and may be undone. Once you’ve undone an action, you can also redo it. The length of the history is only limited by available disk space.

[b]· Special Effects[/b]
Many special effects are included for perfecting your images. Everything from blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise, and embossing are included. Also included is our unique 3D Rotate/Zoom effect that makes it very easy to add perspective and tilting.

Adjustments are also included which help you tweak an image’s brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, curves, and levels. You can also convert an image to black and white, or sepia-toned.

[b]· Open Source and Free[/b]
Paint.NET is provided free-of-charge, and the source code (all 133,000 lines of it) is also available for free under generous licensing terms. The bulk of Paint.NET is written in C#, with only a small amount of code related to setup and shell-integration written in C++




Here is my contribution::

It covers all the softwares that you will ever need and its all free….that’s the way to go. And yes there are alternatives to all of them with detailed explanation. One of the best recognized site.


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1 Best Free Web Browser
2 Best Free Anti-Virus Software
3 Best Free Adware/Spyware/Scumware Remover
4 Best Free Browser Protection Utility
5 Best Free Firewall
6 Best Free Trojan Scanner/Trojan Remover
7 Best Free Rootkit Scanner/Remover
8 Best Free Intrusion Detection Utility
9 Best Free Anonymous Surfing Service
10 Best Free Software Suite
11 Best Free File Manager
12 Best Free Email Client
13 Best Free Web Mail Accessory
14 Best Free Clipboard Replacement Utility
15 Best Free HTML Editor
16 Best Free Spam Filter for the Average User
17 Best Free Spam Filter for Experienced Users
18 Best Free Popup Stopper
19 Best Free Desktop Search Utility
20 Best Free Digital Image Viewer
21 Best Free Digital Editor
22 Best Free Digital Photo Organizer
23 Best Free Notepad Replacement
24 Best File Archiver/Zip Utility
25 Best Free Hotkey Utility
26 Best Free Registry Cleaner
27 Best Free BitTorrent Client
28 Best Free FTP Client
29 Best Free Bookmark Cleaner
30 Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility
31 Best Free Screen Capture Utility
32 Best Free Search Toolbar
33 Best Free Download Manager
34 Best Free Web Site Ripper
35 Best Free Download/Upload Meter
36 Best Free TCP Settings Tweaker
37 Best Free File Cleaner
38 Best Free Resource Meter
39 Best Free Sticky Notes Utility
40 Best Free Secure Erase Utility
41 Best Free Registry Editor
42 Best Free Process Viewer
43 Best Free System Information Utility
44 Best Free Search and Replace Utility
45 Best Free Outliner

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46 Best Free Rename Utility
47 Best Free Digital Image Stitcher
48 Best Free PDF Writer
49 Best Free File Comparison Utility
50 Best Free Paint Program
51 Best Free Time Correction Utility
52 Best Free Startup Manager
53 Best Free Wi-Fi Network Finder Utility
54 Best Free NFO Viewer
55 Best Free Data Recovery Utility
56 Best Free Remote Access Software
57 Best Free PIM
58 Best Free Windows Driver Backup
59 Best Free Program Un-installer
60 Best Free Internet Accelerator
61 Best Free Windows Toolbar Backup
62 Best Free Encryption Utility for Personal Use
63 Best Free CD Catalogue Organizer
64 Best Free File Encryption Utility
65 Best Free Drive Encryption Utility
66 Best Free Non-Adobe PDF Reader
67 Best Free Disk De-fragmenter
68 Best Free Dictionary/Thesaurus Utility
69 Best Free Spell-Checker
70 Best Free Audio Editing Software
71 Best Free Web Form Filler/Password Manager
72 Best Free File Un-delete Utility
73 Best Free Outlook Express Backup
74 Best Free Outlook Add-in
75 Best Free Timesheet Program
76 Best Free CD Recovery Utility
77 Best Free Application Minimizer
78 Best Free Parental Filter
79 Best Free Route Tracer
80 Best Free Browser Scrubber
81 Best Free Instant Messaging Client
82 Best Free Video Editor
83 Best Free CD Ripper
84 Best Free Video Conversion Program
85 Best Free Reminder/To-Do Program
86 Best Free CD Burning Software
87 Best Free Notes Organizer
88 Best Free Virtual Desktop Manager
89 Best Free Duplicate File Detector
90 Best Free Program Launcher
91 Best Free Streaming Media Recorder
92 Best Free Backup Program
93 Best Homebrew Beer Software
94 Best Free Boilerplate Text Manager
95 Best Free Drive Imaging Program
96 Best Free RSS Reader/Aggregator
97 Best Free Project Manager
98 Best Free Memory Testing Utility
99 Best Free Software Cataloging Utility
100 Best Free Web Site Link Checker
101 Best Free Internet Business Guide
102 Best Free Program Scheduler
103 Best Free Tray Clock Replacement


[b]Thumbnail preview sofware: Visual Tooltip and Visual Task Tips[/b]
Visual Task Tips[/b]


Visual Task Tips is a lightweight shell enhancement utility. It provides thumbnail preview image for each task in the Windows Taskbar, as seen in the upcoming Microsoft Windows Vista.
[b] Simple[/b]

Visual Task Tips is a simple utility. Just download and install it.
[b] Useful[/b]

By using Visual Task Tips you can significantly increase your productivity.
[b] Free[/b]

Visual Task Tips is absolutely free for non-commercial use.

NOTE: Windows XP is required to run Visual Task Tips.
Version: 2.1
[url=””]More Information[/url]

[b]Visual Tooltip
[/b] Visual Tooltip makes it possible to show a thumbnail of a window by putting the mouse cursor over a button of the taskbar


The thumbnails can be moved anywhere on the desktop


The thumbnails can be added in a “dock bar”


The thumbnails can have various rotations ( from 0 to 80 degree ) ( CTRL
key + mouse move on dock or on thumbnails, without clicking )


The dock bar can accept all window’s thumbnails.
The tray icons can be added automatically.
The dock bar can replace the taskbar.


Then, add your shortcut to the dock.


[i][b]Windows XP/Vista only
[/b][/i][i][b]Version 2.2
[u][url=””]More Information[/url][/u]


Now this is the [i]PHOTOSHOP[/i] of open source software.
[b]GIMP[/b] is the [b]GNU Image Manipulation Program[/b]. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
It works on Winows, Unix, Linux and Mac OS too. ;)

From  now on, you can kiss your bloated installation of photoshop and cracks for main program and all the associated plugins good bye.
Its worth a shot folks. Try it.

GIMP for Windows[/u]


GIMP 2.2.14 is now available at[code][/code]. You may want to read the Release Notes for GIMP 2.2.

GAP (the GIMP Animation Package) for 2.2 is available at [code][/code]

GIMP Freetype for 2.0 is available at [code][/code]

GIMP help files are available at[code][/code]

GIMP Perl for 2.0 is available at [code][/code]


IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista.

It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.

IrfanView is trying to create new and/or interesting features in its own way, unlike some other graphic viewers, whose whole “creativity” is based on feature cloning, stealing of ideas and whole dialogs from ACDSee and/or IrfanView! (for example: XnView has been stealing/cloning features and whole dialogs from IrfanView, for 7+ years).

IrfanView was the first Windows graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple (animated) GIF support.
One of the first graphic viewers WORLDWIDE with Multipage TIF support.
The first graphic viewer WORLDWIDE with Multiple ICO support.

[u]Some IrfanView features:[/u][/b][i][b]

[i]Many supported file formats (click here the list of formats)
Multi language support
Thumbnail/preview option
Toolbar skins option
Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
Fast directory view (moving through directory)
Batch conversion (with image processing)
Multipage TIF editing
File search
Email option
Multimedia player
Print option
Change color depth
Scan (batch scan) support
IPTC editing
Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
Lossless JPG rotation
Many hotkeys
Many command line options
Many PlugIns
Only one EXE-File, no DLLs, no Shareware messages like “I Agree” or “Evaluation expired”
No registry changes without user action/permission!
and much much more[/i]





The Ultimate CD/DVD and BD/HD DVD data recovery software !
Rescue lost files from a bad or trashed CD or DVD or a Blu Ray disc (e.g. BD or HD DVD) ! Save important documents, precious pictures or video from the family, your only system backup, …
IsoBuster can do it all !

One tool, supporting all formats, for only one very democratic price.

No accumulated cost if you need more than one type media supported. IsoBuster is a highly specialized yet easy to use optical media data recovery tool. It supports all optical disc formats and all common optical disc file-systems. Start up IsoBuster, Insert a disc, select the drive (if not selected already) and let IsoBuster mount the media. IsoBuster immediately shows you all the tracks and sessions located on the media, combined with all file-systems that are present. This way you get easy access, just like explorer, to all the files and folders per file-system. Instead of being limited to one file-system that the OS picks for you, you have access to “the complete picture”. Access data from older sessions, access data that your OS (e.g. Windows) does not see or hides from you etc.



[/color][/size][color=”#000080″][size=4]WordWeb is a quick and powerful international English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to look up words from almost any program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. It includes pronunciations and usage examples, and has helpful spelling and sounds-like links.

Wordweb is a feature rich software that does much more that a paper dictionary or thesaurus. WordWeb is truly a Word Web – each set of synonyms is linked to other related sets. Look up “tree”, click on the “Types” tab and you’ll have a list of different types of tree. Click on “Part of” and WordWeb will tell you that a tree can be part of a “forest” or “wood”.[/size][/color][size=4][color=”#808000″]




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[b][u]EVIl Lyrics[/u][/b]

[b]Automatically searches
for lyrics as your song is
played in your player

:: searches over 15,000,000 lyrics »»
:: karaoke: create & share timestamps »»
:: stores lyrics for offline viewing»»
:: translates lyrics
:: allows searching for guitar chords,
     AMG profiles, album covers arts, posters etc.
:: Only 800 kB installation file[/b]


Real Player



[i][b]Bloodshed Dev-C++ is a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the C/C++ programming language. It uses Mingw port of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) as it’s compiler. Dev-C++ can also be used in combination with Cygwin or any other GCC based compiler.
[u][i]Features are :[/i][/u]

[i]- Support GCC-based compilers
– Integrated debugging (using GDB)
– Project Manager
– Customizable syntax highlighting editor
– Class Browser
– Code Completion
– Function listing
– Profiling support
– Quickly create Windows, console, static libraries and DLLs
– Support of templates for creating your own project types
– Makefile creation
– Edit and compile Resource files
– Tool Manager
– Print s[u][/u]upport
– Find and replace facilities
– CVS support
[i][u]Source code[/u] : [/i]Delphi 6 Source code of Dev-C++ is available for free under the GNU General Public License (GPL)

[b][u]Authors[/u] :[/b] Colin Laplace, Mike Berg, Hongli Lai : Development
Mingw compiler: Mumit Khan, Jan Jaap van der Heidjen, Colin Hendrix and GNU coders.

[b][u]System : [/u][/b]Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
Status [/b][/u]: Free Software (under the GNU General Public License)


Dev-C++ 5.0 beta 9.2 ( (9.0 MB) with Mingw/GCC 3.4.2
Dev-C++ version, includes full Mingw compiler system with GCC 3.4.2 and GDB 5.2.1[/b]


[b]Dev-C++ 5.0 beta 9.2 (, executable only (2.4 MB)
Dev-C++ version, without Mingw compiler system and GDB. Get this one if you already have a previous Dev-C++ beta or already a compiler.[/b]

[b]Dev-C++ 5.0 beta 9.2 (, source code (1.6 MB)
Dev-C++ version source code for Delphi.[/b]


[b]DAEMON Tools is an advanced application for Microsoft Windows which provides THE best optical media emulation in the industry.DAEMON Tools enabling you to use your CD/DVD images as if they were already burned to CD/DVD.
!! THIS VERSION SUPPORTS 32BIT OS (Microsoft Windows XP, Windows2003, Windows 2000, VISTA) ONLY !!

DAEMON Tools is a virtual cd/dvd-rom emulator and is able to emulate nearly all known copy protections on the market today.

The application mounts ISO images to a virtual drive without having to burn them to a CD.

It is a further development of Generic Safedisc emulator and incorporates all its features. This program allows running Backup Copies of SafeDisc (C-Dilla), Securom, Laserlock, CDCOPS, StarForce and Protect CD (and many others) protected games. Daemon Tools also includes a Virtual DVDROM drive (Generic DVD-ROM) enabling you to use your CD images as if they were already burned to CD. DAEMON Tools works under Windows9x/ME/NT/2000/XP with all types of CD/DVDROM drives (IDE/SCSI) and supports nearly any CD protection.

DAEMON Tools supports the following image files:
ccd (CloneCD)
bwt (Blindwrite)
mds (Media Descriptor File)
cdi (Discjuggler)
nrg (Nero)
pdi (Instant CD/DVD)
b5t (BlindWrite 5)

[i]This version has an option to install client-side software applications (DAEMON Tools Searchbar and Save Now) that deliver a limited number of behaviorally targeted and contextually relevant coupons, ads and comparative shopping results directly to consumers desktops – without compromising the privacy, security or smooth functioning of peoples computers! No URL hijacking or redirects! In order to support FREE distribution of DAEMON Tools we highly encourage you at least to try out this optional software! (you can remove it anytime later when you wish: via Control Panel-> Add/Remove Programs)[/i]

[i][b]MD5-Checksum: 473C6FC92E4FEEDDB691ECED0DDF4BE2





[b]64 Bit Version





2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th posts were by John Cena and Knight in Chillstation

I’ll update this post whenever I add more stuff there.

60th Independence Day of my country coming up. I’ve lived through 22 . This somehow feels special. Its only symbolic, but still, sometimes symbols are what people need.
Millions of people fought for freeing the country, nobody knows how many people fought, died, were tortured, imprisoned. 
1000s of soldiers died and undergo great hardships for perserving that freedom.
My heart-felt thanks to all of them
India is slowly but steadily claiming her rightful place. Inspite of all the challanges, we are making good progress. 

I feel happy, optimistic and proud. :)