Saturday, September 06, 2008

Trace our ancestory to Africa!

I came across this story item in the National Geographic Channel....

See how well all of us are connected with the African Roots?

Why this division, Holocaust etc.... in the name of religion.

The humans have to ensure that, every one gets food, water and shelter.

Go Obama!

Google Chrome First Crash report...

Found on the net....Google Chrome First Crash report...

Well still they are in beta!

Friday, September 05, 2008

20000 visitors, Celebrations

My blog has hit 20000 visitors now. (2.18PM on September 4th, 2008.)

It was 18000 on August 3rd, when I had written my 500th post. Celebrations then.

2000 visitors in 31 days, and I have written 2 posts on an average per day! Great!

Now again a moment to celebrate. This is my 568th post.

Thanks to you all readers.

Expecting you guys to put in a note, in comment!

Visit here too!

சரோஜா சூப்பர் படம் என்று செய்தி!

சரோஜா சாமான் நிகாலோ ... ஒ..ஒ

நண்பர் மடிப்பாக்கம் கோகுல கிருஷ்ணா குமார் அவர்கள் மேலே எழுதியுள்ளதை படித்தவுடன், பரவாயில்லை, கங்கை அமரன் (அமர் சிங்) பெயரை காப்பற்றிவிட்டார்கள் எனத் தெரிகிறது.

ஹைதரபாத் எதற்கு என்று யோசிப்பவர்களுக்கு... தயாரிப்பாளர் எஸ்.பீ.பீ.சரண் தெலுங்கு பேசுபவர். சென்னை - 600 028 படத்தை டப் செய்து கல்லா நிரப்பியவர்.

கமல் (தசாவதாரம்) போல ஒருவர் பேச வைத்து கலைத்திருக்கலாம் அல்லவா?

ஒண்ணுமே தெரியலை உலகத்திலே. பெங்களூரில் எங்கே?

இட்லிவடை கமெண்ட் வருமா?

Microsoft new advertisement, Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld

Interesting! You need to be an American to understand!

Go Obama!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Art of choosing a VP

Recent announcement by John McCain of choosing Sarah Palin has so many meanings and lessons to be learnt as a Politician or a Leader to handle things and claim the threads for growth.

When Republican Party found out that Hillary Clinton will not be a candidate, as Americans were looking for a male still, the obvious chance in terms of announcing the female candidate played in minds. Hence came Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska, once a seccessionist. Now the Republicans (old) women votes are in the bag.

For Democrats, obviously (Mu) Barak (Hussein) Obama could not have picked a female candidate other than Hillary Clinton, which could have been the right choice. But since there are personal differences, there needs to be a consensus and hence Joe Biden (foregone conclusion based on his Foreign Policy Link, and the text message became true).

I predict a tight race!

Google Chrome

A long way to go for Google Chrome. Wishing them the best!

UI Design is nice! But Is that Enough for another new browser?

But I am regularly getting some error, that the installation error message.

விநாயகர் சதுர்த்தி வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

விநாயகர் சதுர்த்தி வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

- விஜயஷங்கர்

Happy Ganesh Chathurthi!

- Vijayashankar

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Spielberg asks Goverment of India for Film Funds

Government of India
Ministry of Human Resources Development
Department of Culture
Films Division

No. B1452/234/2003 Dt. 23.6.07

Shri. S. Spielberg,
Film Director, Hollywood
Camp Mumbai

Ref: Film story submitted by you, regarding financing of films by Government of India, Your letter dt. 2.12.90

The undersigned is directed to refer the above letter and state that the Government has examined your proposal for financing a film called ''Mahabharat'. The Very High Level Committee constituted for this purpose has been in consultation with the Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Women and Labour Commission, in addition to various Ministries and State Governments and have formed definitive opinions about the script. Their observations are as below:

1. In the script submitted by you it is shown that there were two sets of cousins, namely, the Kauravas, numbering one hundred, and the Pandavas, numbering five. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has pointed out that these numbers are high, well above the norm prescribed for families by them. It is brought to your kind attention that when the Government is spending huge amounts for promoting family planning, this will send wrong signals to the public. Therefore, it is recommended that there may be only three Kauravas and one Pandava.

2. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has raised an issue whether it is suitable to depict kings and emperors in this democratic age. Therefore, it is suggested that the Kauravas may be depicted as Honourable Members of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and the Pandava may be depicted as Honourable Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). The ending of the film shows the victory of the said Pandavas over the said Kauravas. The ending may be suitably modified so that neither of the Honourable Members of Parliament are shown as being inferior to the other.

3. The Ministry of Science and Technology has observed that the manner of birth of Kauravas is suggestive of human cloning, a technology banned in India. This may be changed to normal birth.

4. The National Commission for Women has objected that the father of Pandavas, one Sri Pandu, is depicted as bigamous, and also there is only one wife for the
Pandavas in common. Therefore suitable changes may be made in the said script so that the said Sri Pandu is not depicted as bigamous. However, with the reduction in number of Pandavas as suggested above, the issue of polyandry can be addressed without further trouble.

5. The Commission for the Physically Challenged has observed that the portrayal of the visually impaired character 'Dhritharastra' is derogatory. Therefore the
said character may not be shown as visually impaired.

6. The Department of Women and Child Development have highlighted that the public disrobing of one female character called 'Draupadi' is objectionable and
derogatory to women in general. Further the Home Ministry anticipates that depiction of such scenes may create law and order problem and at the same time invite strong protests from the different women forums. Such scenes may also invite penal action under SITA (Suppression of Immoral Traffic Act), therefore they may be avoided and deleted from the film.

7. It is felt that showing the Pandava and the Kauravas as gamblers will be anti-social and counterproductive as it might encourage gambling. Therefore, the said Pandavas and Kauravas may be shown to have engaged in horse racing. (Hon. Supreme Court has held horse racing not to be gambling)

8. The Pandavas are shown as working in the King Virat's employment without receiving any salary. According to the Human Rights Commission, this amounts to bonded labour and may attract provisions of The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976. This may be corrected at once.

9. In the ensuing war, one character by name Sri Abhimanyu has been shown as fighting. The National Labour Commission has observed that, war being a hazardous industry, and the said character being 16 years old, this depiction will be construed as a case of child labour. Also there is no record of his being paid any compensation. This may also be deemed to be violatory of the provisions of The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 and Minimum Wages Act, 1948. Such references in the film may be removed.

10. The character 'Sri Krishna' has been depicted as wearing a peacock feather. The peacock is our National Bird and wearing dresses made from peacock feather is an offence under the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972. This may not be depicted

11. Smt Maneka Gandhi has raised very serious objection for using any elephants or horses in war scenes, since there is every scope for mistreatment and injury to the said animals. The provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1890 and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Amendment) Act, 1960 would be applicable in the instant case. Suitable changes may be made in the script to address the objections raised.

12. In pursuance of the Memorandum of Ministry of Finance regarding austerity measures, it is informed that in the battle field sequences, only ten soldiers may be allowed for each side. Also, all the characters may be shown to have obtained a valid licence under the Arms Act, 1959 as well as the Indian Arms Act, 1878. You are therefore requested to modify the script along the lines indicated above and resubmit it to the undersigned at the earliest.

Sd/- Under Secretary
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
Prasar Bharti

Good Samosas in Jaya Nagar 3rd Block

Since Ramzan has started, you can find the best quality Ramzan Special Iftar Samosa, crispy with onions and vegetables at Jaya Nagar 3rd Block, in the road that connect Sagar Appollo to Jaya Nagar 4th Block Shopping Complex.

Last year they sold each piece at Rs 2.50 today afternoon it was Rs 3.50. 40% extra, inflation is really running high. My Muslim friends would break the fast with a cup of Tea and Samosa costing them Rs 5/-. But today it would be Rs 6.5/- 30% increase due to inflation.

Also ate lunch at Navami, Andhra restaurant (with family as Kids were off for Gowri Festival), it is a veg and non veg place, but we ate veg meals, Gobi Manchurian and Butter Naan for kids. Very tasty though! With the new 12.5% taxes for AC hotels, works out expensive. (I paid the cost of what we used to pay for whole family buffet at Residency on GN Chetty Road, Chennai).

Monday, September 01, 2008

கிராமத்திலிருந்து நகரத்திற்கு (நரகத்திற்கு)

குழந்தைகள் கேட்கிறார்கள் வயதானால் தான் கிராமத்திற்கு செல்வோமா?
எதற்காக நகரத்திற்கு வந்தோம்? ஏழ்மையை துரபதற்கா?
பழையன கழிதலும் புதியன புகுதலும் வழுவன கால வரையினானே
என்று சொல்வாது இது தானா?
திரைகடலோடி திரவியம் தேடு என்று சொல்வது,
இப்போதுள்ள குழந்தைகளுக்கு தெரியாது அல்லவா?
தவளைக்கும் தன் கிணறு விட்டு செல்ல மனம் இருக்காது!
நரகமானாலும் நகரத்தில் இருக்க வேண்டியது தான்
நெஞ்சம் எப்போதும் மறப்பதில்லை,
வாழ்க்கை வாழத்தான்
ஒரு கை பார்த்துவிடுவோம்!

Ramadan Mubarak !!

Ramadan Mubarak

A Nice Quote!

A Nice Quote

"Break-thru's are achieved without Break-downs, when one performs to his best, without a Break!"

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Koffee with Anu - Mrs & Mr Anbumani Ramadoss

Current Health Minister (a friend of Dayanidhi Maran) Mr Anbumani Ramadoss was very down to earth in the program. Very careful not to talk Politics, and Anu was careful very much though.

Too much of English is occupying the program. May be they know that only 'melthattu' are watching.

He was able to tell more on Dayanithi, Abdul Kalam, Cancer Hospital Santha.... very nice.

Show directors have to bring in more guests like this.

So I am expecting Suhasini ( Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Ladies wing head) and Manirathnam soon!