Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Sunday, August 26, 2012


New Delhi: Just like all legendary tales start... On November 16, 2011 a certain absurd sounding tune went viral immediately after its release, across India, across the world.

Will Dhanush's new song-commercial be the next 'Kolaveri Di'?Why this Kolaveri Di - meaning 'Why do you have this murderous rage against me?' - a composition by none-other-than superstar Rajinikanth's son-in-law Dhanush, got 3.5 million views on YouTube, more than 1 million shares on Facebook, and trended first on Twitter in India within the first week of its release. It became the top downloaded song on cellphones with 2,10,000 downloads within the first 18 days. It was also the first Tamil song to premiere on MTV India.
The song was everybody's facebook status, everybody's caller tune, everybody's anthem. Dhanush and 'Kolaveri Di' earned the hall of fame status amongst the popular Rajinikanth jokes. With its relaxed rhythm, lullaby melody and outrageously funny Tamil-English or 'Tanglish' lyrics, it was hard to put it off the loop mode.
Across the world, and especially in Asia, people pursued it with unrelenting passion and tweaked it into countless versions, so much so that by 2012, the song and all of its versions combined had 50 million YouTube views.
So it was no surprise that Dhanush's new song-commercial for a the compact car TATA Nano, released just 5 days ago, has already got more than 400,000 YouTube views. The commercial features Dhanush himself saving a girl's life by rescuing her from a roadblock and rushing her to the hospital in his compact car. Find out here if the song gives you the same vibes that were once felt with Why this Kolaveri Di.

India beat Australia to win Under-19 World Cup

 NEW DELHI: Captain Unmukt Chand's unbeaten 111 and Smit Patel's 58 nout out guided India to a comfortable six-victory against Australia in the Under-19 World Cup final at Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville on Sunday. 


Chand's 126-ball ball century was studded with 5 sixes and 7 fours. 

Chand reached his fifty off 67 balls with the help of 2 sixes and 5 fours. 

India lost their fourth wicket when Joel Paris had Vijay Zol caught behind by Jimmy Peirson. 

India lost their third wicket when Ashton Turner took a simple return catch to dismiss Hanuma Vihari. 

Gurinder Sandhu gave Australia the second breakthrough when he had Baba Aparajith caught by Ashton Turner in the covers. 

Apple's victory over Samsung could mean more lawsuits

Apple, Samsung
The federal court jury's decision Friday in a smartphone patent lawsuit between Apple and Samsung is expected to alter the dynamics of the highly competitive mobile phone industry.

For Samsung, which lost on almost every count in the closely watched trial in San Jose, Calif., and was ordered to pay more than $1 billion in damages, the implications are more obvious. It will have to be cautious in how it designs products to avoid being accused of imitating Apple.

Other makers may become more cautious, too. Google, which makes the Android software that runs at the core of Samsung phones, will clearly feel an impact through its hardware-making partner. Microsoft, however, which is attempting to enter the market with new software, will feel less of an effect, industry experts said.

Apple has been the smartphone market leader. It defined the category in the way phones look and how users interact with them. Most popular smartphones today are a slab of glass and metal controlled through a touch-screen full of icons arrayed on the screen. Because consumers are familiar with that format, phones from various makers tended to look and behave similarly.

Neil Armstrong, First Man to Walk on Moon, Dies at 82

Neil Armstrong was a quiet, self-described “nerdy” engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved U.S. pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with the first step on the moon. The modest man who entranced and awed people on Earth has died. He was 82.

Armstrong died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, a statement from his family said Saturday. It didn’t say where or when he died.
Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969, capping the most daring of the 20th century’s scientific expeditions. His first words after setting foot on the surface are etched in history books and in the memories of those who heard them in a live broadcast.

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong said.

In those first few moments on the moon, during the climax of a heated space race with the then-Soviet Union, Armstrong stopped in what he called “a tender moment” and left a patch to commemorate NASA astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts who had died in action.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Vineeth Sreenivasan Getting Married On 18th Aug.(Photo)

Vineeth Sreenivasan the singeractor and director is going to get married. The wedding will happen this year itself. His fiancée was his junior during his Engineering College days in Chennai.  They knew each other and decided to live together and they expressed the matter in their respective homes
Couple of years ago Vineeth had revealed that he had a girl friend he is ‘madly in love’ with and with whom he share everything. Although he didn’t reveal the exact whereabouts of her, there were rumors that she was a classmate from his college and that she is a Malayalee.
His father, Sreenivasan is only happy that his son found his life-partner. The venue and exact date of the marriage has not yet been decided, but it is known that the wedding will happen in August itself.
Vineeth has been successful in removing the ‘son of Sreenivasan’ tag and create a name for him. He started his career as a playback singer. With his unique and lovable voice, he went on to become the most sought-after singer in Malayalam.
Vineeth knew his limitations and chose only songs that are apt for his style of singing. Most of his songs went on to become memorable hits. Later Vineeth stepped into the shoes of an actor and a director and in both the fields he left his mark.
Vineeth’s new film  ‘Thattathin Marayathu‘ The film is produced by his father Sreenivasan and Actor Mukesh’s production house Lumiere Films, now it is running houseful in most of the theaters  

Jassie Gift to marry soon

Noted music director and Malayalam playback singer Jassie Gift is getting married to Athulya, who hails from Thiruvananthapuram.
Athulya, who will be marrying Jassie is right now in the process of completing her physics research at Kannur university. Jassie Gift got noticed in the Malayalam film industry after his song 'Lajavathiye' from the movie 4 the people created an uproar in Kerala.
Meanwhile, Jassie is busy composing songs for almost seven songs for Kannada films. Jassie won best music director Filmfare award 2011 for Kannada movie Sanju Weds Geetha. The song 'Gaganavae Baagi' sung by Shreya Ghoshal and penned by Kaviraj was a hit song. The song even won best lyricist and best playback singer at the Filmfare award.
As for Malayalam films, Jassie is composing music for the lyrics penned by Kaithapram and another one by Yousuf Ali Kecheri. Jassie also has a Tamil film with director and actor Cheran in the pipeline.

RBI to conduct field trials of Rs 10 polymer notes in 5 cities

Your daily argument with the shopkeeper to give you a clean currency note and frequenting your neighbourhood bank to replace soiled notes may soon be a thing of the past. 

The government is planning to introduce plastic currency with enhanced security features and has asked the Reserve Bank of India to conduct field trial on Rs 10 denomination in five cities having different climatic conditions, before making it a reality. 

The RBI proposes to launch the plastic currency on a pilot basis in Jaipur, Shimla, Bhubaneswar, Mysore and Kochi. 

“It has been decided by the government and the RBI to introduce Rs 10 notes in polymer/plastic on a field trial basis,” Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena said in reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Toyota Increases Entire Range's Prices by 1.5%

New Toyota Camry Launch August 24Toyota Increases Car Prices Toyota Kirloskar Motors, the Indian division of the Japanese carmaker has announced a price hike of 1.5 per cent of its entire range of cars. The company has stated that the price hike was necessary to placate the losses resulting from the low value of the Indian Rupee.
Toyota imports several components from Japan as well as from Malaysia. The severe depreciation of the Indian Rupee in recent months has resulted in imports becoming costly adding to the production costs. Although Toyota does have a manufacturing plant near Bangalore some components are still not manufactured in India.

Facebook to remove content inciting violence

 Facebook Warns Users Over Offensive Content The world’s largest social networking website Facebook on Wednesday said it would remove content, block pages or even disable accounts of those users who upload content that incite violence or perpetuate hate speech.

The assurance came in the backdrop of appeals by India to remove hate posts, after some postings sparked a mass flight of migrants from northeast who were living in the south of the country.

Facebook has some 50 million users in India.

The Indian government had notified Facebook that posting of contents, including inflammatory matters and doctored pictures and videos to create social unrest in the country.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lose Weight With Curry Leaves

Lose Weight With Curry Leaves
The leaves are widely used to add flavour in the Southern India to make sabzis, curries, rasam and sambhar. Also known as Murraya koenigii, the herb can be effectively used to lose weight. The leaves are a herbal remedy to improve digestion and cleanse the system. This automatically aids weight loss as there are no chances for fats to deposit in the body. You can either mix it with buttermilk or add as a flavouring herb in a curry. Do not throw the leaves from next time.

Green Chillies To Burn Body Fat

Green Chillies To Burn Body Fat

The spicy peppers can make you lose those extra pounds without hitting the gym. They are low in fat and burn calories. Green chillies are spicy and when you eat it, you tend to sweat a lot. The spicy taste increases your body metabolism thus making you burn calories and fat deposits without much effort! Spicy green chillies oxidize faster and raises the body metabolism.
Honey, cardamom and turmeric are other Indian foods that can help lose wight. Do you have more Indian spices and foods to add in the list?

Sona nair to act in 'Kapalika (Photos)

Sona Nair, who has mostly portrayed conventional roles on the small and big screen, breaks away from the stereotype inAnavrutayaya Kapalika. She plays a high class sex worker in the telefim by her friend and short filmmaker, Preethi Panicker.
“What attracted me to this film was the treatment of the character Kapalika,” says Sona. The original Kapalika is a play by the late N N Pillai. Later, it was adapted into a movie with the same name, where actress Sheela played the lead.
“In the original, Kapalika, who is cheated by a man, is forced to live the life of a prostitute. But in the telefilm, the character is treated with a lot of positivity. Instead of ending her life, Kapalika decides to live for the sake of other people, and gives away everything she earns as a prostitute to charity. There is also a twist at the end,” says Sona.
The actress says that the character has been portrayed in a sensuous way sans any vulgarity. “Kapalika is an extremely beautiful woman. Her character has been brought out in a subtle way without any skin show,” says Sona and adds that although the theme is decades old, it is still relevant. “Women are still being exploited, however strong they are,” she says.
Director Preethi says the film, which was screened recently in Trivandrum, was well received by the audience. “We will be screening it at festivals and are also thinking of a DVD release,” she says. The 30-minute film has been scripted by Rajeev Gopalakrishnan.

Ranjini Haridas signs up her first Malayalam film

 Malayalam Television Anchor Ranjini Haridas has signed up her first Malayalam film, and she would be seen in the role of a lady cop in this film.The film “Entry” which is diricted by Rajesh Amanakara .

ranjini haridas new malayalam movie stills00It’s Rajesh Amanakara’s directorial debut film ‘Entry’ that would also mark Ranjini’s debut in films. The most popular anchor on Malayalam television, Ranjin Haridas has been offered many a film, but had taken a while to say ‘Yes’ to a project. Ranjini says that its not a run-of-the-mill kind of role, and that’s what has made her decide to do the role.
Also, her job was turning out to be a bit monotonous, and hence she thought she would try out something different. She also says that she is not much concerned about the reactions of the audience, and doesn’t plan to go on a signing spree either.“I am really bored of what I am doing and everything has become kind of monotonous. I wanted something challenging; something to spice up my life and I guess this is it,” says Ranjini. As of now, she would just see how this goes and then decide further, she revealed while interacting with a prominent English daily.

Dubai bus shelters to get internet connectivity

Dubai Bus Terminal Wifi Internet Air Conditioned
Dubai RTA's pilot project seeks to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in some facilities by year-end
Dubai: In addition to the world’s first air-conditioned bus shelters, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will soon boast another first — Wi-Fi-enabled bus shelters.
A pilot project is being planned to have Wi-Fi connectivity at some of the 400 new AC bus shelters to come up at new locations by the end of this year.
“We are currently doing feasibility studies and working out the modalities of having Wi-Fi at new bus shelters. Several vendors have approached us with their ideas and we are looking at the best possible options,” said Mohammad Abdullah Al Ali, Director of Planning and Business Development at the RTA’s Public Transport Agency, in an exclusive interview with Gulf News.

Ranjini Haridas blasts the moral policing trend!

Ranjini Hardias, the most popular television anchor in Malayalam, feels that moral policing stems from the narrow male attitude that they have the right and responsibility to safeguard the women around. Known to be one who neverminces words, Ranjini had a thing or two say about moral policing that is reportedly be on the rise.
Today’s women know to do things own their own and make the choices for themselves, Ranjini opined on a show on television, when she was asked to comment on theincreasing instances of moral policing that have been reported across the state.
Dress cannot be seen as the cause for provocation of unfavourable behavior towards women either, added Ranjini. It is the result of unhealthy mental set up of a few men. Wearing a sari in place of modern dresses does not help. “I think sari is the most provocative among ladies outfits,” the gutsy girl said.

Friday (2012) Malayalam Movie Review Aggregator

Friday’, directed by Lijin Jose has an ensemble star castwith such names as Fahad Fazil, Nedumudi Venu, Asha Sarath, Prakash Bare, Ann Augustine, Manu and several others. The film has generated mixed reports all over. Take a look!
Nowrunning says its could have been better, but that it is good, as it is: “‘Friday’, more than everything else, presentsan enterprising director, who has an eye for fine cinema. With a little more compactness and finesse, it could have turned out even better; as such, it remains a fine watch.”
Rediff says there is nothing new about it: “The latest person to join the multiple narrative bandwagon is debutante director Lijin Jose with his film Friday 11.11.11 Allapuzha, where he tells the story of a few characters on that peculiar day and how their destinies are connected. In the end, we can say that Friday 11.11.11 Allapuzha directed by newcomer Lijin Jose with an ensemble cast is passable as there seems to be an overdose of stories of similar kind.”
Sify calls it average: “In all fairness, Friday can work in parts for all those who are not familiar watchingmovies in this pattern used in films like Amores Perros, Babel, Crash, 21 Grams and some of those Robert Altman gems. But for all those who are familiar with this style of filmmaking, this film looks amateurish and pretentious.”

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sreesanth joining in BJP

The presence of cricketer Sreesanth and actor Sudeep at an Iftaar meet by BJP's minorities' wing on Tuesday at Palace Grounds raised many eyebrows.
It also gave rise to the speculations that the stars are keen to join BJP as their careers are at the fag end. "No way, I will continue to play cricket," said Sreesanth when sought to know his interest in politics.
Sudeep had earlier bid to contest to contest from Jagalur constituency on a BJP ticket. But his recent success in films may just delay his plans, sources said.
Chief minister Jagadish Shettar and deputy chief minister R Ashoka along with a host of ministers attended the party. "There is misconception that BJP is anti-Muslim.
But it's not true. The ruling party has done enough for their welfare in the last four years," Shettar said overwhelmed by the felicitation he received from the minority leaders.
About 500 people attended the gala feast that began exactly at 6.10pm but Shettar arrived late on the scene and left early.
Around 12 items were served and the menu included mutton biryani, fried brinjal, kebab and chicken curry. Dates were served to break the fast.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Indian Independence Day 2012 Celebrated Photos and Video


India will complete 65 years of Independence from the colonial rule in the year 2012 and will celebrate it's 66th Independence Day.

Independence Day Video

August 15, Independence Day, is celebrated in a mood of joy and happiness- no rituals, just festivities. It is also a national holiday, with educational institutions, private and government organizations remaining closed, but for official celebrations in the morning.

Schools and colleges mark the day with cultural activities, drills, flag hoisting and distribution of sweets. Government as well as private organizations celebrate it similarly.

Families and friends get together for lunch or dinner, or for an outing. Housing colonies, cultural centres, clubs and societies hold entertainment programmes and competitions, usually based on the freedom theme.

The Prime Minister of India sets the mood by hoisting the national flag and addressing the nation from the Red Fort, the historical monument in Delhi. This is accompanied by a march-past of the armed and police forces. Similar ceremonies are held in all the state capitals. The Prime Minister's address and the march-past are relayed live on national television.
In cities, one sees a sudden burst of saffron, white and green, the Indian tri-colour. The media goes to town with a variety of contests, promotions and programmes related to Indian independence. Television channels show patriotic movies and relentlessly play patriotic songs from old and new Hindi movies. Billboards on roadsides for different brands pay their tribute to the nation.

Everyone seems to have something going for them. Shops and petty tradesmen sell a range of Independence Day merchandise such as flags, stickers, tee-shirts and greeting cards. Street urchins hawk paper and plastic flags and tri-coloured balloons to motorists at traffic signals.

Though a trifle commercial and jingoistic, what lies beneath the celebrations is the national spirit of gaiety, pride and hope for a better future. A spirit and hope that is renewed each year.

Pope's butler ordered to trial for theft

The Pope's butler, Paolo Gabriele (bottom left), seen with Pope Benedict (right) in St. Peter's Square in May 2012, is to stand trial for theft.
A Vatican judge on Monday ordered the pope's butler and a fellow lay employee to stand trial for allegedly pilfering documents from Pope Benedict XVI's private apartment, a scandal that embarrassed the Vatican and exposed infighting and alleged corruption at the highest levels.
The indictment accused Paolo Gabriele, the butler arrested at the Vatican in May, of grand theft, a charge that carries one to six years in jail on conviction if the pope does not choose to pardon his once-trusted aide.
While the Vatican had insisted throughout the investigation that Gabriele, a 45-year-old married laymen who lives with his family in Vatican City, was the only person under investigation, the indictment also orders trial for Claudio Sciarpelletti. He is a 48-year-old layman and computer expert in the Secretariat of State office and is charged with aiding and abetting Gabriele.
The Vatican has promised a public trial. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said both defendants would be tried together before a three-judge panel, in late September at the very earliest, since the Vatican tribunal is on summer recess until. Sept. 20. A trial date is expected to be announced after the court resumes work.

Striking Kerala nurses threaten to end lives

Three Kerala nurses on strike threatened to commit suicide yesterday by jumping off their hospital’s terrace. The three nurses readied to make the suicidal plunge as the strike by a section of the nurses in Kothamangalam Mar Baselious Hospital, numbering around 100, entered its 114th day.
As news of the suicide threat spread, a huge crowd thronged the hospital shouting slogans against the management. They crowd then blocked the adjoining national highway linking Kochi and Dhanushkodi.
The police had to baton charge the crowds on couple of occasions when some of them started pelting stones as tensions rose.
An Independence Day rally led by the municipal chairman was passing through the area and the agitating crowd and rally participants started shouting slogans against each other, sparking more tensions.
Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan spoke to the nurses’ representative and called up Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Finally a deal was brokered and the hospital announced that the demands would be met. The protest was then called off.
However, as soon as the protesters left, the hospital reneged on the deal. The strike has resumed. 
Earlier Labour Minister Shibhu Baby John claimed “we have been involved in settling their (nurses) issues and statutory policies are now being followed by the hospital management.
“My officials have held numerous talks to settle the issue and now it appears that the strike is getting prolonged because of rivalry between two nurses’ unions.”
Top officials of the police, district administration and labour department are camping at the site.

Labour Minister Shibhu Baby John said that the police and hospital management are doing their best to pacify the nurses to see that better sense prevailed and they came down from the terrace. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Suresh Gopi's ‘Kodeeshwaran’ silences critics; tops the charts!

Suresh Gopi Kodeeshwaran Tops The Charts
There might have been jokes galore on the ‘Kodeeshwaran’ show that have been doing the rounds on social networking websites, but looks like the makers of the programme are having the last laugh! The super success that the show has garnered has in fact managed to silence its critics.
The reality game show that is being hosted by Suresh Gopi has raced to the top position among the television programmes in the prime time slot, within a few days after it was aired.
Suresh Gopi has created a niche for himself with his unique presentation style and has wooed over even hesitant television viewers. There have been reports that several similar game shows are being planned by other channels to counter the popularity that ‘Kodeeshawaran’ has already achieved!

Actor Mohanlal returns to olive green

Lt. Col (Hon) Mohanlal receiving the guard of honour at 
Kannur: Actor Mohanlal who hold a honorary titke of Lt. Colonel arrived here Friday to attend the annual refresher training programme of the 122nd Battalion of the Territorial Army. 

Mohanlal who arrived at around 10 am in the morning met with officials of the Territorial Army. He later attended a friendly football match hosted by the TA

Mohanlal was awarded the honorary title of Lt. Colonel in Territorial Army in 2009 July.

Actor Mohanlal being received at the 122 Infantry Battalion Head Quarters for training in Kannur on Thursday. PTI

Persecution forces 60 Hindu families to migrate to India

Amid increasing cases of violence and lack of security against their community, 60 Hindu families from Balochistan and Sindh have decided to migrate to India, Express Newsreported on Thursday.
Four out of the 60 families left for India during midday via Samjhota Express from Lahore Railway Station. The rest of the families are expected to travel by today.
According to Express News correspondent Aftab Bukhari, five families residing in Aatma Raam Haweli – joint residence – vacated it this morning in order to move out to India.
Bukhari said that the families had complaints that their shops were looted, their houses were raided by unknown men and their women were forcefully converted.
He said that the visas on their passports were not permanent, however, he said that chances of them coming back to Pakistan were slim.
A resident in the locality informed Express News that the families who have vacated their houses had to sell them off at half price.
 pak muslim pilgrimage migration india Express News’ correspondent from Lahore, Naeem Qaiser, reported that the families have been planning on leaving since the last 6-8 months.

Kerala to introduce contributory pension scheme for government staff

Kerala Udf Contributory Pension Scheme 1
The government has issued orders approving, in principle, the proposed contributory pension plan for government employees. The plan is proposed to apply to new recruits joining service from next year.
The employees would be required to contribute 10 per cent of their pay and dearness allowance to the pension fund. The government would also make a contribution to the fund.
Pensions would be available to employees who contribute to the fund for a specified number of years. Payment of full pension by government would be discontinued.
Opposition Leader V. S. Achuthanandan, CPI State Secretary Pannian Raveendran and the Joint Council of State Service Organisations have decried the decision to introduce contributory pension scheme.
The Opposition Leader said in a statement here on Thursday that the order to undermine statutory pension and impose ban on appointments was a challenge to the people and demanded its withdrawal.

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