Hindu festival dates for 2009

Here’s a list of Hindu festivals for 2009 and their respective dates.

January 2009

Vaikunta Ekadasi – 7th January, 2009 Wednesday

Makar Sankranti – 14th January, 2009 Wednesday

Pongal – 14th January, 2009 Wednesday, 11.51am

Vasant Panchami – Saraswati Puja – 31st January, 2009 Saturday

February 2009

Thai Pusam – February 8, 2009 Sunday

Shivratri – 23rd February, 2009 Monday

March 2009

Holi – March 10th, 2009 Tuesday

Ugadi (New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh) – March 27th, 2009 Friday

Gudi Padva – March 27th, 2009 Friday

April 2009

Ram Navami – 3rd April, 2009 Friday

Hanuman Jayanti – 10th April, 2009 Driday

Chithirai 1 (Tamil New Year) – 14th April, 2009 Tuesday

Vishu (Kerala) – 14th April, 2009 Tuesday

New Year in Bengal and Assam – 15th April, 2009 Wednesday

Akshaya Tritiya – 27th April, 2009 Monday

May 2009

Narasimha Jayanti – 8th May, 2009 Friday

June 2009

Puri Rath Yatra – 24th June, 2009 Wednesday

July 2009

Vyas Purnima, Guru Purnima – 7th July, 2009 Tuesday

August 2009

Raksha Bandan – 5th August, 2009 Wednesday

Sri Krishna Janmashtami – 14th August, 2009 Friday

Ganesh Chaturthi – 23rd August, 2009 Sunday

September 2009

Thiru Onam – 2nd September, 2009 Wednesday

Navratri Begins – 19th September, 2009 Saturday

Durga Ashtami – 26th September, 2009 Saturday

Maha Navami – 27th September, 2009 Sunday

Vijaya Dashami – Dussehra – 28th September, 2009 Monday

October 2009

Karva Chouth – 7th October, 2009 Wednesday

Deepavali – Diwali – 17th October, 2009 Saturday

Annakut – Gujarati New Year – 18th October, 2009 Sunday

Chhat Puja – 24th October, 2009 and 25th Saturday & Sunday

Tulsi Vivah – 30th October, 2009 Friday

November 2009

Sabarimala Mandala Kalam begins – 16th November, 2009 Monday

Gita Jayanti – 28th November, 2009 Saturday

December 2009

Vaikunta Ekadasi – 28th December, 2009 Monday

If you find a date to be wrong or if I missed out something please free to drop me a comment and I’ll update the post.

How to flush the dns cache in windows

To flush the DNS cache in Windows,

1. Get into command prompt. ( start –> run –> cmd )

2. Run the following command “ipconfig /flushdns” .

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How to install Dropbox in Ubuntu 8.10

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Dropbox is my favorite online storage solution. Here’s how to install it on Ubuntu 8.10 Interpid

1. Add the Dropbox repository for Ubuntu package source file. I use /etc/apt/source.list.d/dropbox.list file.

deb http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main

Either manually add the lines above to the /etc/apt/source.list.d/dropbox.list file or run the commands below to do the same.

root@dingo:~# echo "deb http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list
root@dingo:~# echo "deb-src http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu intrepid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list
root@dingo:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dropbox.list

2. Update your packages list. Run “apt-get update“.

root@dingo:~# apt-get update
.............
...........
.............
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid Release
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Packages
Ign http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Sources
Get:1 http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Packages [622B]
Get:2 http://linux.getdropbox.com intrepid/main Sources [537B]
.................
..............
Fetched 1160B in 59s (20B/s)
Reading package lists... Done

3. Install Dropbox

root@dingo:~# apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

…….
…….
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Setting up nautilus-dropbox (0.5.0-1) …

4. Restart nautilus to start Dropbox. You will see a new Dropbox icon in your system tray. Right click on it and select “start dropbox“. The daemon will download the binaries required and start the registration process.

root@dingo:~# killall nautilus

That’s it. Enjoy this get service.

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Not something new but the eye candy is most welcomed.

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Happy New Year , 2009 it’s here!!

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Happy new year. I’m 3 days behind, talk about a good start.

New year night was good, spent it with Alan, Shirley, Raja and a shit load of beers while motivating each other on the many projects we plan to get started in the new year. Too much time has been waisted in the past just talking about shit, hopefully this year’s gonna be productive.

I’m not a big fan of new year resolutions but if you must know here’s mine;

1. Reduce and eventually quit smoking.
2. Exercise!!
3. Be a good son.
4. Be a good bf.
5. Be productive at work.
6. Roll out at least 3 side projects.
7. Contribute to at least 5 welfare related deeds.
8. Make more money from other avenues besides my full time job.
9. Travel to at least 5 countries.
10. Buy a house.

Let’s see how many get to cross out by end of year.

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