OK, it’s probably not really Samuel L Jackson but I did a double-take. When I saw this gentleman selling flowers along Cambridge Layout, Bangalore (India), I had to steal a snap.





Didn’t blog that much in 2012. I may do more in 2013. Facebook is too cluttered now and I find myself starting to go  to individual sites/blogs instead of swimming in the Facebook clutter. Anyway, it’s easy to share from anywhere to Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+  now so social media activity should still be up.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 37,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

All of us have them – a good day. I had a fabulous day yesterday.

It hasn’t been the best of years but for me, that’s ok. I’ve learned to see good in good and I’ve learned to see good in not so good.

But yesterday was a good day.

This is a mundane post but bear with me.

I woke up early, at 530am. I spent the early morning with God in prayer. That was good.

I had a productive morning at work from 7am to 11am. That was good.

I spent some time from 11 to 1130 on Facebook catching up with the crew of ChristMRT and Facebook chatting with a new friend I made during the production of ChristMRT. That was good.

I had a fabulous lunch with a dear friend of mine who was best man for my wedding and I of his. That was good.

I had a productive business meeting. That was good.

I caught up with some of the crew of ChristMRT at Morton’s. That was good.

I had dinner at the restaurant of one of my best friends in secondary school and some other old schoolmates. That was good.

I was able to minister to a friend in need. That was good.

It was a good day. Thank God for good days.

Good night  🙂

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So today, I get this eDM to “protect my brand” for US$195.

I own a few URLs including www.daneshdaryanani.com as well as this one daneshd.com.

I was annoyed that I could not get http://www.danesh.com – it was taken years ago by an electronics company called, incredibly, Danesh Electronics (nothing to do with me).

I’m not paying US$195 to “protect my brand” nor am I going to start a porn site.

You heard it here first – if someone takes http://www.danesh.xxx, it has nothing absolutely, whatsoever to do with me.

Incredible though, by starting the .xxx domain, they (whoever is behind this) stand to make A LOT of money from brands who want to “protect their brand”. I can imagine companies like Coca-Cola, Nestle, Qantas, Virgin (OK, maybe not Virgin) rushing to buy these domains at US$195 to “protect their brands”.

Playboy will also probably buy it to “protect their brand” for a different reason.

What a scam.

They should never have released .xxx domain. Serves no good purpose.