Sunday, November 30, 2008

Photo Ed: Mumbai attacks - 60 hours of chaos and carnage

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People pay their last respects as the body of Hemant Karkare, the chief of Mumbai's Anti-Terrorist Squad is set to flames in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008. Indian commandos killed the last remaining gunmen holed up at a luxury Mumbai hotel Saturday, ending a 60-hour rampage through India's financial capital by suspected Islamic militants that killed people and rocked the nation.





A television grab from channel NDTV shows military personnel swoop down to the Nariman House to flush out terrorists

Mumbai's main railway station was also hit. People fled the huge terminus leaving their luggage when gunmen opened fire. Ten people were killed.

Eyewitness Of Mumbai Attack


சென்னையில் ஒரு மழைகாலம்

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

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The purpose of life is a life of purpose


Be the change that you want to see in the world
- Mahatma Gandhi

Education is the best thing you can give a child in need. Especially it becomes the best gift for the child who is really willing to go to school, but can’t afford it. We feel that money should not become a barrier in shaping up a child’s future. So, currently we (BlueBlood), a organisation run by IT professionals in Chennai, taken up the responsibility of sponsoring the education of 55 child labors from rural areas of Madurai. Most of these children have parents who are from a very poor background. Their parents are daily wage labors (umbrella repair, agriculture labors, construction workers etc) who find it almost impossible to send their children to school and so they prefer sending them to work to meet ends. But if we can sponsor for their education, they can surely continue schooling without any hindrance from their parents or financial crisis.

These 55 children have been selected for BlueBlood scholarship on the following criteria:
1.female infanticide incidence is high in the region
2.there are more than 3 children in the family
3.highly susceptible to becoming a child labor
4.very poor background and rural area

Ways of Contribution
You can be a sponsor for a child - Rs. 2000 per annum
or
You can be a monthly sponsor for the children - Rs.100
or You can make a one time donation also or u can give used guides(10th n 12th) , geometry boxes, sketch pens and note books to these children.

Your 100 rupees can change a life - think about it.

Those who wish to join us
Contact:
http://www.blueblood.in/child.html

The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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Be the change that you want to see in the world
- Mahatma Gandhi

Education is the best thing you can give a child in need. Especially it becomes the best gift for the child who is really willing to go to school, but can’t afford it. We feel that money should not become a barrier in shaping up a child’s future. So, currently we have taken up the responsibility of sponsoring the education of 55 child labors from rural areas of Madurai. Most of these children have parents who are from a very poor background. Their parents are daily wage labors (umbrella repair, agriculture labors, construction workers etc) who find it almost impossible to send their children to school and so they prefer sending them to work to meet ends. But if we can sponsor for their education, they can surely continue schooling without any hindrance from their parents or financial crisis.

These 55 children have been selected for BlueBlood scholarship on the following criteria:
1.female infanticide incidence is high in the region
2.there are more than 3 children in the family
3.highly susceptible to becoming a child labor
4.very poor background and rural area

Ways of Contribution
You can be a sponsor for a child - Rs. 2000 per annum
or
You can be a monthly sponsor for the children - Rs.100
or You can make a one time donation also or u can give used guides(10th n 12th) , geometry boxes, sketch pens and note books to these children.

Your 100 rupees can change a life - think about it.

Those who wish to join us
Contact:
http://www.blueblood.in/child.html




Monday, November 10, 2008

Please Vote: Change can happen

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Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

Barack Obama




Friday, November 7, 2008

Kamal Haasan – Made in India

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Kamal Haasan, (born November 7, 1954 in Paramakudi, India) is an Indian film actor and director, considered among the leading method actors of Indian cinema Hassan is known for winning several Indian film awards, including National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards, and has the distinction of being the actor with the most number of films submitted by India in contest for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In addition to acting and directing, he is a screenwriter, lyricist, playback singer and choreographer. His film production company, Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films.

Kamal Haasan's breakthrough into lead acting came with his role in the 1975 drama, Apoorva Raagangal, in which he played a rebellious youth in love with an older woman. He secured his first Indian National Film Award for his portrayal of a guileless school teacher who tends a child-like amnesiac in 1982's Moondram Pirai. He was particularly noted for his performance in Mani Ratnam's Godfatheresque Nayagan, which was ranked by Time magazine as one of the 100 best films of all-time.

His Dream Project: Marudhanayagam (see the first promo)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama - Inspirational Biography

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"In my life, I have always looked to Mahatma Gandhi as an inspiration"

Barack Obama



A short guide to understanding the U.S. election process

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Electing a US President

Monday, November 3, 2008

Farewell Jumbo - 'It's the end of an era'

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It is finally time for the Spin King to call it quits. Anil Kumble announced his retirement after the Kotla test on Sunday.





Announcing his retirement, Kumble said, “I had an injury which was quite unfortunate. It has been a fantastic journey. I would like to thank my team and my family. It has been a tough decision. Now I would like to spend more time with my wife and children.”



The spin bowler said that he would like to be remembered for giving his 100 per cent every time he went to the field. “I want to be remembered as someone who raised the bar for the team,” he said.

A fighter to the core, Kumble was often criticised for not being a great turner of the ball early in his career but the Karnataka stalwart kept silencing his critics with heroic performances right through his career.

"A lot of players in the team, I cannot tell you the names, were in tears when he told them his decision. It was an emotional moment for the team and me. He was an extraordinary cricketer, a great role model, not only for the youngsters but also for the future generations," Selector Srikkanth said on sunday.

Anil Kumble is the greatest match winner India has ever produced.

  • The greatest matchwinner will undoubtedly be Anil Kumble....whether it is his 6 for 12 vs West Indies in Hero cup final in 1993, whether is is his 7 wicket haul in Sri Lanka in 1993, whether it is his 21 wickets in 3 test against england in 1993 or his 10 for 74 against Pak...he was a deadly matchwinner
A pictorial tribute to the Anil Kumble




Sunday, November 2, 2008

SRK turns 43 today

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Shah Rukh Khan, dubbed the King Khan celebrates his 43rd birthday today.

  • SRK was born on November 2, 1965 to Muslim parents of Pathan ethnicity in New Delhi. His father, Taj Mohammed Khan was a freedom fighter from Peshawar, Pakistan. His mother Lateef Fatima was the adopted daughter of Major General Shah Nawaz Khan of the Janjua Rajput clan, who served as a General in the Indian National Army of Subash Chandra Bose.


  • SRK’s father came to New Delhi from Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar before the Partition of India, while his mother’s family came from Rawalpindi. He attended St. Columba’s School where he was accomplished in sports, drama and academics. He won the Sword of Honour, an annual award bequeathed to the student who embodies most the spirit of the school. He later attended the Hansraj College (1985-1988) to earn an Honors degree in Economics.

  • Though he studied for a Masters Degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia, he later opted out for a career in Bollywood.



  • SRK moved to Mumbai in 1991. In that same year, before any of his film releases, he married Gauri, a Hindu, in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on October 25,1991.

  • SRK enthralled the audience with films like Baazigar, Darr, Karan Arjun, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil To Pagal Hai, Chalte Chalte, Main Hoon Na, Don and Om Shanti Om.

SRK new movie - Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi - First promo

Aravind Adiga's "The White Tiger" Wins Booker Prize

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  • Indian debut novelist Aravind Adiga won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2008 for his work The White Tiger in London.

  • The 33-year-old journalist tells the "story of two Indias" in his book, praised by Booker Prize judges' chairman Michael Portillo as "being in the tradition of Macbeth with a delicious twist."

  • Adiga is the third first-time novelist to win the 50,000-pound ($86,000) Booker Prize, which is awarded each year for the best novel in the British Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Some have accused Adiga, who lives in Mumbai, of painting a negative picture of modern India and its huge underclass. But Adiga said he wanted to write about all aspects of Indian society.
  • "In India if you really want to get out and do a book you have to make a conscious effort to connect to people in every conceivable way, " he told the British Broadcasting Corp. after winning the prize.
  • Adiga is the fourth Indian-born author to win the prize, and joins compatriots Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai. A fifth winner, V.S. Naipaul is of Indian ancestry.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Favourite Movies

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This is my All time favourite movies, I use to watch this movies again and again. This movies will make u cry, feel, laugh, and obviosly Think..........
1. Life is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful (Italian: La vita è bella) is a 1997 Italian language film which tells the story of a Jewish Italian, Guido Orefice (played by Roberto Benigni, who also directed and co-wrote the film), who must learn how to use his fertile imagination to help his son survive their internment in a Nazi concentration camp.
2. Anbe Sivam



Anbe Sivam ("Love is God") is a 2003 Tamil film directed by Sundar C. and stars Kamal Haasan and R. Madhavan with music composed by Vidyasagar. The picture is about a series of comic clashes between Nalla Sivam (Kamal Haasan), a wise-cracking, handicapped communist and Anbarasu (R. Madhavan), an arrogant young advertisement filmmaker, that occur when both happen to get stuck with each other on their problem-filled trip home to Chennai from Bhubaneshwar. Themes such as globalisation, financial disparity and compassion in present day India are explored around the two protagonists.


3. Lage Raho Munna Bhai


Lage Raho Munna Bhai is a 2006 Indian comedy film directed by Rajkumar Hirani. It is the second film in the popular Munna Bhai series of Bollywood. Sanjay Dutt stars in this film as Munna Bhai, a Mumbai (Bombay) underworld don, who begins to see the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi. Through his interactions with the image of Gandhi, Munna Bhai begins to practice what he calls Gandhigiri (Satyagraha, non-violence, and truth) to help ordinary people solve their problems. Lage Raho Munna Bhai has had a strong cultural impact in India, popularising Gandhism under Munna Bhai's notion of Gandhigiri. As noted by critics, the film has "stirred the popular imagination", leading to a number of Gandhigiri protests in India and in the United States: "For generations born after Gandhi's assassination, Munnabhai, the eponymous hero of the film, has rendered “Gandhism” passé and “Gandhian” arcane. The new buzzword is “Gandhigiri”, a value, and valuable, addition to the lexicon of a culture suffused with every abominable kind of “Dadagiri” and “Goondagiri”.

4. Rang De Basanti



Rang De Basanti (2006 Indian drama film written and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The film begins with a British documentary filmmaker who is determined to make a film on Indian freedom fighters based on diary entries by her grandfather (a former officer of the British Army in India). She requests a group of youngsters, who are indifferent to the state of affairs in India, to act in her film. After they agree and begin filming, a dear friend's death in a aircraft crash is attributed to government's corruption. This event metamorphosizes them into passion-driven individuals who are determined to avenge his death.
The film's release faced stiff resistance from the
Indian Defence Ministry and the Animal Welfare Board due to parts of the film that depicted the use of MiG-21 fighter aircraft and a banned Indian horse race respectively. The film, which released globally on January 26, 2006, was India's official entry for the Golden Globe Awards and the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film Category, although it was not nominated for either ceremony. However, it was nominated in the same category at the 2006 BAFTA Awards.


5. Taare Zameen Par



Taare Zameen Par tells the story of eight year old Ishaan (Darsheel Safary) who suffers greatly until a teacher (Aamir Khan) identifies him as dyslexic. Both commercially and critically acclaimed, Taare Zameen Par won the 2008 Filmfare Best Movie Award as well as a number of other Filmfare and Star Screen Awards. It was declared tax free by the Government of Delhi. The Walt Disney Company has bought the home video rights for distribution of an international edition DVD for future release in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. This is "the first time an international studio has bought the video rights of an Indian film."
Taare Zameen Par is India's official submission for the
Academy Award for Best Foreign Film for the 81st Academy Awards.

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