How to Use Indian Rupee Symbol on WordPress, Blogger or Website blog

A site called WebRupee has launched a new web service that will allow any blogger/website to convert ‘Rs.’ into Rs. symbol. You just have to follow the following steps to use Rupee symbol on your wordpress/blogger/joomla or any other website.

Add a stylesheet link in the head section of your webpage: Add the following code enclosing your ‘Rs.’

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="">
<span>Rs.</span> 700


Just include the following javascript and it will update all the ‘Rs’ / ‘Rs.’ for you

<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

HTML Redirect

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN”>
<title>Your Page Title</title>
<meta http-equiv=”REFRESH” content=”0;url=”></HEAD>
Optional page text here.

The digit that comes just after content=” is the timescale within which the page will be redirected.

Google Badge(Create a google chat in your own website)

What it is

A Google Talk chatback badge allows others to chat with you even if they haven’t signed up for Google Talk on their Google Account or if they don’t have a Google Account. You can put the badge in your blog or website, and people who visit those pages can chat with you. The badge will display your online status (whether you’re available to chat or not) and, optionally, your status message.

What I need in order to create one

You need to be a Google Talk user to create a badge, and you’ll need to be online and available (with a green ball next to your name) in Google Talk to enable people to chat with you. If you’re not a current Google Talk user, you’ll need to create a new Google Account. If you have Gmail on your Google Account, you can use Google Talk with your Gmail username and password. You can also use the Google Talk Gadget; just go to and click ‘Launch Google Talk Gadget.’

Let’s create one!

  1. To create your chatback badge, visit If you’re using a Google Apps account, you can create a chatback badge by visiting where DOMAIN is the name of your domain.
  2. From the page, copy and paste the HTML into the source of your webpage where you want the badge to be displayed. You’ll know it’s working if you see a large Google Talk bubble showing your current online status along with the message ‘Chat with [your name]’ (or whatever you selected as your badge title).

To see this application in a live website visit : Datta Global Traders

Ganguly, not over and out

A career in cricket administration is something  Sourav Ganguly will now look for. It’s in his blood!

It was probably a week after he was snubbed by the franchises in the IPL auctions on January 8 and 9. Sourav Ganguly was hosting his talk-show – Dadagiri — on a popular Bengali TV channel when one of the young participants asked the former Indian captain if his cricket career was as good as over. Albeit a little stumped, Ganguly, answered with a wry smile on his lips: “Wait, the IPL is yet not over.”

Already on borrowed cricketing ‘life,’ Ganguly was finally snubbed last week when at least three IPL franchises blocked his way to play for Kochi. The decision to quit from all forms of the game was, therefore, not unexpected. It is just that Ganguly could have chosen a better way and time to exit from the big stage.

Arrogant could have been his middle name, but Ganguly knew how to carry it and almost always got away with it. His stint with Kolkata Knight Riders was actually becoming a clash of the “badshahs.” Shah Rukh’s abounding love for his “dada” was perhaps as superficial as a filmi script. Deep down, SRK must have hated Ganguly’s haughtiness as much as the team management did.

KKR’s decision to snub Ganguly was not unexpected. If well-placed team sources are to be believed, Ganguly was never in the scheme of things for IPL4. At the end of IPL3, it was decided that Ganguly will have to go, not because he was not a capable cricketer, but because, his “behaviour and attitude” was unacceptable by the management, including SRK. It made little “business” sense to harness a “problem child.”

There can be no doubts about his skills as a cricketer and a leader. Leadership has been in his genes. He knew and taught how to see his opponent in the eye. Ganguly’s hauteur, as long as he was taking on a Steve Waugh or an Andrew Flintoff, was all fine. Probably, he took his superciliousness a bit too far when time demanded more adjustment and accommodation.

Ganguly was definitely a unique personality. He was an unusual mixture of aggression, finesse, audacity and chivalry. During his heydays as a cricketer, he was surrounded and pampered by the Bengali media. It was a symbiotic relationship where both parties lived off each other. The media was probably the gainer because Ganguly was definitely ill-advised by his ‘inner-circle’ of scribes when the chips were down.

There were numerous instances for Ganguly to bid a fitting goodbye. He had been already forced to quit international cricket by Sharad Pawar’s BCCI in 2008. Across the length and breadth of the country, he was accepted as India’s most enigmatic skipper. What he wanted to prove by playing a crass commercial commodity like IPL is beyond comprehension. Someone who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, money was definitely not a criterion. If the lure of the lucre – he doubled his base price in IPL to $400,000 — ignited his dreams as a cricketer, Ganguly was sadly mistaken. Someone who always knew his sums well, Ganguly probably over-priced himself. Was it a ploy to bid farewell from IPL?

Pushing 39, Ganguly stayed amazingly fit. His TV shows demanded that he looked fit and fine, but probably his desperation to play competitive cricket also made him spend extra hours at the gymnasium. All in all, it sums up a man who never wanted reality to overturn his beliefs. Just that, time was not siding with a man who at his peak scored over 11,000 ODI runs, won 21 out of the 49 Test matches and moulded the lives and careers of several cricketers like Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan, who still swear by him.

Ganguly is also one of the three players in the world to achieve the amazing treble of 10,000 runs, 100 wickets and 100 catches in ODI cricket history. A legend in his own right, he was certainly hungry to prove a point that he still had a lot of cricket left in him. But there is life beyond the dressing room and hopefully, Ganguly will take a cue from his teammate Anil Kumble, who is now the chief of the Karnataka State Cricket Association.

Like his flamboyant father and former secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal, Chandidas Ganguly, he has dreams to become a cricket administrator and obliquely eyes the hot seat at Eden Gardens, now in the grasp of Jagmohan Dalmiya. A favourite of the ruling Left Front government, Ganguly definitely has plans in politics and sports governance. It will be difficult to keep him out of the spotlight for long because the fire in Ganguly will burn even brighter now.

Long Live, the Prince!

Add Google Translate to your website

Add Google’s website translator to your webpages, and offer instant access to automatic translation of the pages. Adding the website translator is quick and easy.

<div id=”google_translate_element”></div>

function googleTranslateElementInit() {
new google.translate.TranslateElement({
pageLanguage: ‘en’
}, ‘google_translate_element’);

<script src=”//”></script>


The script will appear as a drop down menu and you can do styling according to your preference.. Click here to view a live demo of its usage

Adding Stroke to Web Text

Fonts on the web are essentially vector based graphics. That’s why you can display them at 12px or 120px and they remain crisp and relatively sharp-edged. Vector means that their shape is determined by points and mathematics to describe the shape, rather than actual pixel data. Because they are vector, it would make sense if we could do things that other vector programs (e.g. Adobe Illustrator) can do with vector text, like draw a stroke around the individual characters. Well, we can! At least in WebKit. Example:

h1 {
   -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px;
   -webkit-text-stroke-color: black;

Or shorthand:

h1 {
   -webkit-text-stroke: 1px black;

WebKit has your back on that one, you can set the text color with another proprietary property, so you’re safe for all browsers:

h1 {
   color: black;
   -webkit-text-fill-color: white; /* Will override color (regardless of order) */
   -webkit-text-stroke-width: 1px;
   -webkit-text-stroke-color: black;