Both Meenakshi’s and my parents and everyone else in the family is OK in Delhi after the blasts. Also been calling around and asking and of all the people I can get in touch with from the extended family to friends, as far as I know everyone is fine.
I guess it was eventually meant to happen, Google has a database coming out soon called Google Base (which will be available at http://base.google.com), and their intent is if it can be posted online in any fashion then use their database. And all that information will be available through searches and can be integrated with google maps. Seems more revenue for them, and also they seem to be targeting the likey of eBay and Craigslist. You can read up an interesting post at arstechnica on the subject.
Thanks to Rohit for pointing this out, but the Curry and Rice girl is a riot! If you are not Indian (or of Indian background) or don’t have any Indian friends or spouses or boyfriends/girlfriends, you might not get the context. Make sure the volume on your speakers are turned on high! 🙂