Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Seven Wonders of India

News Channel NDTV, in collaboration with the Union Tourism Ministry's 'Incredible India' campaign, announced the final Seven Wonders of India at a function on 30th March,2009. Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachan, Abhishek Bachan and Kamal Hassan were present at the functon.
The "Seven Wonders" of India are-


The Red Fort





Jaisalmer Fort








Nalanda University







Sun Temple of Konark






Madurai Meenakshi Temple










Dholavira site and Khajuraho









Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh and
Golden Temple in Amritsar

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Booking of Tata NANO starts on April 9


The sale and acceptance of application forms for NANO, priced at Rs 300, will start from April 9 and end by April 25. After 60 days of closure of bookings , the forms will be processed and the allotment of the first 1 lakh cars in the first phase, through a computerized random selection, will be announced.
The application forms will be available at over 30,000 locations in about 1,000 cities through TATA Motors passenger cars dealerships, SBI and its branches, its subsidiaries and associates, other preferred financiers and outlets of Westside, Croma, 'World of Titan' and Tata Indicom exclusive stores. Bookings can also be made online at www.tatanano.com. Customers can either pay the entire amount of a minimum of Rs 2,999 or seek finance for which Tata Motors has tied up with 15 preferred banks/NBFCs.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Tata NANO launched today


Atlast, Tata Motors have launched today the world's least expensive car, Nano, whose price starts at about Rs 1 lakh. The snub-nosed Nano is 10.2 feet(3.1 metres) long and has one windshield wiper, a 623 cc rear engine, and a dimunitive trunk according to the company's website. It does not have air bags or anti-lock brakes, neither of which is required in India. If you want air conditioning, a radio, or power steering, you will have to pay extra.
The car is arriving six months late because of violent protests by farmers and opposition political party leaders overland. Most analysts doubt the company will be able to make more than 50,000 cars in the next year - a far cry from the 250,000 the company had planned to roll out initially.

British TV Reality Star Jade Goody passes away


The 27 year old model-turned-television celebrity who had been suffering from cervical cancer, died on Sunday (22-mar-2009) as she had lived - in the glare of publicity signing up lucrative deals with TV networks to allow them film her last days. She said that she was doing this to leave enough money for her two little sons. The entire UK felt a sense of loss when she died.
Let her soul rest in peace...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Kevin Pietersen to lead the Royal Challengers of Bangalore. RCB is now stronger than before.


Vijay Mallya, the owner of Royal Challengers of Bangalore (RCB), said that Kevin Pietrsen will lead the RCB team during the first half of the series. Pietersen will be missing the second half due to his other commitments. Jaques Kallis of South Africa will lead the team after Pietersen leaves. Mallya said that the decision about captaincy was made consulting Rahul Dravid, whose presence for the IPL is doubtful since he is expecting a baby from his pregnant wife at anytime. Mallya also added that his team was weaker in the batting department in the previous season and this time with the inclusion of Jesse Ryder, Robin Uthappa and other explosive batsmen, the batting line-up is much stronger. The batting and bowling coaches of the team have also been changed.
Mallya clearly said that IPL will not be cancelled at any cost, as too many stake holders are involved in this. When asked about the fixtures and match dates, he said that, after the BCCI meeting today there would be much clarity about IPL dates.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Yuvan replaces Harris for Ajith's ASAL


ASAL is the next movie for Ajith under the banner of Sivaji Productions. Ajith is paired with Sameera Reddy. Saran is the director. Previously, it was Harris Jayaraj to score music for this movie. Now it has been said that Yuvan Shankar Raja will replace him and score music for the movie. The reason is said that Harris Jayaraj is making delay in composing songs.
Already there were talks like, if A.R. Rahman moves to Hollywood, the competition would be between Yuvan and Harris. And this news proves the same.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Surya starrer Ayan releasing on April 03


Surya's much expected movie of the year after the tremendous hit of 'Vaaranam Ayiram' is Ayan. Ayan will hit the silver screen on April 3rd. The movie was previously slated to release on April 10th and now it has been preponed by a week. The movie will have Surya and Tamannah in the lead. Ayan is directed by Camera man-Director K.V. Anand. The movie is being released by Sun Pictures and, as usual Sun Pictures is marketing and advertising the movie very well.
No gossips about the story plot of Ayan. But it seems to be a Love story with action, when guessed by the stills and trailers. Music is by Harris Jayaraj and the songs have come out really well and a super hit already.
Wait till April 3rd to catch Surya in Ayan.

Click Here to download the mp3 songs of Ayan.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sehwag enters Top 10


Virender Sehwag broke into top 10 after six years in the ICC Rankings in the batsmen chart. Also Sachin Tendulkar returned to top 20 at 13th place in the Batsmen rankings. Sehwag and Tendulkar were the biggest movers in the Rank chart after their splendid performance in the recent series. Sehwag jumped nine places to the 16th position and Tendulkar vaulted eight places to the 13th spot.
In the all-rounder's table, Yuvraj Singh has entered the top 5 for the first time in his career. He shares the third place with Shoaib Malik of Pakistan, behind Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan in the first place and Flintoff in the second place.
India's series win against New Zealand has taken it to third place in the ICC team ratings. India now holds 122 rating points which is just two points behind the second placed Australia and three points behind the leader South Africa.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Jade Goody has just hours left - Her last moments


The former 'Big Brother' star Goody's publicist, Max Clifford said: "We're waiting for the inevitable, it could be at any time, we just don't know. She has put her house in order and faced up to everything in an incredibly brave way."
Yesterday, Jade was visited by her two sons, Bobby (5) and Freddy (4) at her Essex home. Her husband Jack Tweed and her mum Jackiey Budden were also in attendance.
In a heartbreaking meeting with her two young boys, Jade explained to them that “Mummy’s going to heaven soon”. She said: "I'm going to be a star up in the sky so when you are looking up you will be able to see me and know I'm there, always looking over you. Mummy's going to be up there looking over you. Close your eyes and you can talk to me."
And in a further example of the gallows humour that typifies the brave young star, she is reported to have asked her mother Jackiey to buy her a lottery ticket.
Goody has already made full arrangements for her funeral, which she hopes will be a “celebration” of her life. It is expected that thousands of fans will line the streets to see her cortege pass through the streets of Bermondsey, and then out to the churchyard of St John the Baptist in Buckhurst Hill, where she will be buried.
Max Clifford added: "She wants it to be a big celebration because it's her final farewell. It will be a very Jade Goody event, exactly the way she wants it."

Dying Jade Goody's last wishes


British reality TV star Jade Goody has signed off to the public with an emotional interview with the press.
Goody, 27, the terminally ill former U.K. Big Brother contestant whose very public life and declining health have become an obsession with the British public, spoke recently about her hopes for her two young sons when she is no longer there for them. "I have always believed in God and heaven, and I want my boys to know that when I do go, I am safe and looking over them," Goody said. Goody's sons don't yet realize the full ramifications of the cervical cancer that has spread to her liver, bowel and groin. "I'm not sure they know what dying means, and in a way I don't want them to know the full ins and outs," she said in the interview, billed as her last. "I will be the brightest star in the sky for them, always looking over them and protecting them," she said.
She is trying to use some of the publicity to highlight a campaign backed by the U.K. cervical cancer charity called "Jo's Trust" to lower the age at which young women can get testing to help detect the disease. Already, charities and doctors are reporting a massive increase in those seeking information.
She told the press that she wants to be known as "the one who irritated and entertained people in equal measure and the girl who put up a fight and would never let herself get beaten down."

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Kandasamy Wallpapers and Pictures
















Kandasamy song - "Excuse me Mr. Kandasamy.."- Watch and Download

Watch the officially released Kandasamy song "Excuse me Mr. Kandasamy.."


If the "Download Video" link does not work, use this link to download the video using Youtube Downloader.

-Thanks to youtube.com

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Kandasamy release will be a grand launch


With Kandaswamy (Kandasamy) sold out for a record price to Sun Pictures, Producer Kalaipuli S Dhanu is right fleeting towards seventh heaven. Says Dhanu, "This is the first ever time I could get back the production cost with profit during pre-release of my film."
Of course, Sun Pictures has been planning to carry through with vivid promos for the film. On the pars, Sony BMG is persistently involved in promoting the musical album. With Vikram himself crooning for 4 fantastic numbers, it has surmounted everyone’s expectations in the town.
The film was earlier slated to hit the screens for Workers’ Day on May 1st, 2009. But with IPL Cricket Matches getting shifted to the month and Parliament Elections scheduled continuously throughout first couple of weeks, producers have decided to release the film during last week of may. May 29 is the tentative date till now.
The producers of the film are planning to release the film in six languages Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Italian and Spanish. Kandasamy’s Chennai theatrical rights has been purchased by Abirami Ramanathan for a whopping cost of 4.01 crore rupees and Malayalam rights of the movie has been sold for 2 crores.
It has been confirmed that audio would be released simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu on April 5 in grandeur.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Kandasamy Trailer

Watch the High Quality trailer of Kandasamy (Kandaswamy) movie starring Vikram and Shreya Saran in the lead. This trailer contains some beautiful scenes from the movie. Look out for the various get-ups of Vikram.

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Kandasamy Audio to be launched on April 5, 2009


The much expected movie of 2009, Kandasamy (Kandaswamy) has been delayed to release due to various reasons. One of the reasons is the death of actor Raghuvaran, who is playing an important role in the movie. The movie casts 'Chiyaan' Vikram and Shreya Saran in the lead. After many obstacles, the movie has reached its Audio launch which is scheduled on April 05, 2009. A famous Bollywood star is to be the Chief Guest of the Audio launch function.
The music for this movie has been scored by Devi Sree Prasad. The music seems to have come out well. Already one song called "Excuse me Mr. Kandasamy..." was released for promoting the movie and it was exceptionally good. The movie has a lot of expectations and hence Devi Sree Prasad has a greater responsibility to meet the expectations in the musical department.
Wait till April 05th 2009 to hear the songs of Kandasamy.

Click here for free download Kandasamy songs

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Danny Boyle and A.R. Rahman in a Bond film


After the huge success of Slumdog Millionaire which bagged 8 Oscar awards this is year, the producer Barbara Broccoli has approached Danny Boyle to direct the 23rd James Bond film and A.R. Rahman would score the music. This definitely is a boon to ARR, if this news turns true, and he will definitely make the world turn to hear his great music.

Rich List hit by Economic crisis- BILL GATES IS THE RICHEST

The financial crisis is taking its toll on the world's richest people, wiping 332 names off Forbes magazine's "rich list" of world billionaires. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft Corporation, resumes the tiltle of "World's Richest Man". The stock market collapse helped Microsoft founder Bill Gates regain the top spot, despite his wealth declining $18bn to $40bn. Following is the list of top 5 billionaires in the world-The total number of Billionaires in 2009 are 793 (1125 in 2008).
Indian businessman Anil Ambani experienced the biggest reversal of fortunes, slipping to number 34 on the list from number six last year, as his net worth sank by $31.9bn to $10.1bn over the past 12 months.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

IPL to take sole responsibility for security for the 2009 tournamnent


IPL tournament is scheduled to begin from April 10, 2009. In the meanwhile, some cricketers have expressed doubts about safety in India following armed attacks on the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore, Pakistan last week. But IPL commissioner Lalit Modi moved to calm players' security fears. "From the minute a foreign player lands at the airport to the minute he leaves India, we will be in charge of his safety and security," said Modi. Modi revealed South African firm Nicholls and Steyn will take charge of player security during their six-week spell in India, but refused to disclose the cost of the operation.
England batsman Kevin Pietersen - who is scheduled to play for Bangalore Royal Challengers - said he would not compete in the tournament if adequate security measures were not in place, while new Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram also expressed similar doubts. But Modi said he has spoken to both players and explained the intensive security arrangements in place. The IPL has yet to finalise its 2009 fixtures following a request from the Indian government to move matches which clashed with general election polling dates.

Monday, March 9, 2009

JIPMER entrance for MBBS on June 7, 2009


The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, under the Government of India, has invited applications for its national-level entrance examination to be held on June 7 for admissions to the MBBS course commencig in July 2009.

TEST CENTRES:
Thiruvananthapuram, Puducherry, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and New Delhi will be the test centres.

SEATS:
A total of 75 seats are available, which will be distributed as
  • 14 for open category
  • 8 for Scheduled Castes (Open)
  • 4 for Scheduled Tribes (Open)
  • 15 for Puducherry General
  • 5 for Scheduled Castes (Puducherry)
  • 11 seats will be filled on basis of rank obtained in All-India Medical Entrance Test
  • 18 seats reserved for Government of India nominees

How to Apply:
Application form and prospectus can be obtained from the Professor(Academic) JIPMER, Puducherry-605 006, by sending a written request along with a MICR bank draft from any nationalised bank, drawn in the favour of the Accounts Officer, JIPMER, payable at Puducherry, so as to reach him on or before April 8, 2009.

Apply Online:
Online application facilities are also provided on www.jipmer.edu.in upto April 8.
Click here for online application.
For more details visit www.jipmer.edu.in
Last date for receipt of completed application forms is APRIL 15.
Verify the eligibilty ctriteria at www.jipmer.edu.in befor applying*

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Congress buys the copyrights for 'Jai Ho' song


Indian National Congress(INC) has bought the copyrights for the song "Jai Ho.." from Slumdog Millionaire. INC has bought it for canvassing and campaigning purposes for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. News has come that INC bought the song for a huge sum of 1 crore rupees. Congress believes that, this song can bring votes in favour of them to win the elections. Since this song is famous in every corner of the country, Congress has chosen this song to reach people easily. Politicians must understand that, people no longer vote for songs or shows but for what they have done to people and their promises. Songs and shows can bring the votes of illiterates only. Politicians must realise that rate of illiterates in India is very low and most among them will not even vote. So politicians must show something in their deeds and service to people, rather than adopting these kinds of silly strategies like buying songs.
Anyways, lets see whether "Jai Ho.." does any magic for Congress.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Will Flintoff play in the IPL for CSK


The costliest player of the IPL, Andrew Flintoff, is suffering from an injury which happened in the recent tour of England in West Indies. Flintoff suffered from an injury and abandoned the series in the middle and left to England for treatment. Flintoff was aucted to play for the Chennai Super Kings(CSK) team in the forthcoming IPL series. He is the star player of the CSK team. With the IPL about to start in few days (from April 12, 2009), CSK fans and the team owners are in a state of confusion whether Flintoff will recover soon to play in the IPL. Lets pray that he recovers soon and rocks in the IPL for the Chennai Super Kings.

Friday, March 6, 2009

SARVAM TRAILER

Watch the trailer of Sarvam, the upcoming movie starring Aarya (Arya) and Trisha in the lead. The movie is directed by Vishnu Vardhan and music is by Yuvan Shankar Raja.

SARVAM - Aarya's next movie


After the blockbuster Naan Kadavul, SARVAM is Aarya's next release. Unlike Naan Kadavul, Aarya looks like a smart dude in this movie. The movie is being directed by Vishnu Vardhan. Sarvam is the 3rd movie in Aarya-Vishnu duo after the successes of Arinthum Ariyamalum and Pattiyal. Like every other movies of Vishnu, Yuvan has scored music for this movie. All songs have come out well and have already become a super hit. Illayaraja has sung a song for this movie "Adada vaa asathalaam..". After Vishnu's success of Billa and Aarya's success of Naan Kadavul, they have joined hands for Sarvam and this has created a lot of expectation. The movie will be released this march 2009.
Click Here to download Sarvam mp3 songs.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bullet Successfully taken out of Thilan Samaraweera


In the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team by unknown group of gunmen at Lahore in Pakistan on 3rd march 2009, Six players were injured. The most seriously injured among the six was Thilan Samaraweera. A bullet pierced into his knee. After the attack, the Sri Lankan players were immediately brought to Colombo. Today, Samaraweera was operated to remove the bullet from his knee. The operation was successful.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Srilankan Cricket Team attacked in Lahore, Pakistan


Today, 3rd March 2009, Six players in the Sri Lankan Cricket team were wounded, when the bus carrying the Sri Lankan squad was attacked by 12 gunmen, when the bus was escorted by Pakistan Police to Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, Pakistan. This is the first time ever that a Cricket team has been targeted by terrorists. Lahore Police chief Habibur-Rehman said 5 people including Police Commandoes were killed in the attack by the unidentified gunmen, who fired AK 47s, Rocket launchers and hurled grenades. Vaas, Mendis, Samaraweera, Sangakara and Jayawardene were injured. India severely condemned this attack and said that Pakistan must check terrorism severely. Previously, due to Mumbai attack, India Cricket Team abandoned the tour to Pakistan. Today, the Indian and New Zealand team players donned black armbands as a mark of respect to the victims of the attack on Sri lankan team during the Limited Overs International match.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Endhiran - Some Interesting facts and story plot


Endhiran is the dream project of Shankar. When "Indian" was released in 1996, Shankar approached Kamal with this story and planned to start the project by 2001. But the movie was shelved. Now the movie is being shot casting Rajinikanth in the lead. Before Rajinikanth was confirmed for the movie, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Ajith Kumar were approached. Previously the title was "Robo" and now it has been finalised as "Endhiran". It was earlier, J.D. Chakravarthy who was likely to play the villain of the movie. Then Danny Denzongpa, the Sikkim actor who has acted in many Bollywood flicks, is finally cast as the villain. The movie which was initially produced as a joint venture by Ayngaran International and EROS has now been taken up by Sun Pictures.
The story plot of Endhiran starts with Rajini and Aishwarya Rai Bachan as couple. Rajini's name in the movie is Vaseegaran. Rajini is a scientist and he invents a robot. The robot character is also played by Rajini. The Robot falls in love with Aishwarya. The movie is being shot at various beautiful locales of Peru, Brazil and Goa.

Endhiran - Rajini-Shankar Mega Movie


Everyone is looking forward to Rajinikanth's next movie, Endhiran(previously name "Robo"), with Aishwarya Rai Bachan, directed by the ace film maker Shankar. The movie's cast includes Rajini, Ash, Santhanam, Danny Denzongpa, Karunas and many others. A.R. Rahman is scoring the original music for this movie. Sabu Cyril takes care of Art and Rathnavelu handles the camera. Antony is the editor. The movie was first produced by Ayngaran International and EROS. Now Sun Pictures have taken up the production. The movie budget is 165 crores and it is first Indian movie with such a huge budget.