Sunday, August 19, 2007

When is the next post?

Recently busy with a kind of winding up schedule. So no new posts until September end. But I hope I will find time catching up with others blog!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Awesome fusion of abinayam and moon walk

Recently I watched a video clip of Boogie Woogie dance by Sayaani Saumya, 11 years old from Ranchi (thanks to blogger, Sowmya of ennaparimaanangal ). Its simply awesome. She has so eloquently fused the western style with Bharathanattiyam in her dance which is a real treat to watch. I believe one of the highlights of the dance is her dance moves wherein she fuses bharathanattiya abinayam with Michael Jackson fame moonwalk (note when only 1.57 min left).

Surprisingly the music is a Tamil remix song, seems to be made by dj Venthan, which is also interesting to watch (you can view it below!).

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Is Athletic sports a fair competition?

I came across a post expressing an unusual perspective on doping issue in Sports, wherein it is perceived that nothing essentially wrong with taking performance-enhancing drugs. Hmm... this unusually different perspective motivated me to write a post on this! I believe most of the individual level sports in a sense is an unfair competition. Let me express why it is? Assuming all the competitors from different parts of the world have equal opportunity to have high quality nourishment and best training facilities for a particular sport, then the only denominator/edge left with to compete is one's genetic potential. This is becoming more obvious from gradual predominance of African Americans/Africans, who seem to have better genetic advantages in many of the sports. Reminds me of the sheer physical power used by Williams sisters to dominate in Tennis arena and the height advantage (genetic) in basket ball, etc. I do appreciate for the efforts of the players in sharpening their skills where mental strategy is involved, say like tennis, but I don't see much of any mental role involved in athletic competitions.

Now talking of the possibility to permit performance enhancing drugs (presuming it works), do we want to allow all participants to use those drugs at either equal or unequal doses and see how best they can outperform each other and award the winner? which I believe as a testing and trying out to pick up the best interaction effect between the drug and individuals with unique body physiology (as expressed by their genes, assuming that nourishment and training were equal at its best). It also leads me to think, assume if I own a billion dollar company and using a single sportsman to promote my products with a deal worth of millions of dollars with him. I can throw some more bucks to carry out exclusive research to develop new drugs for performance enhancement and use it to my advantage. I can even manipulate which sportsman I want to be the winner. I might choose a sportsman with Tom Cruise like appearance over a naturally good sportsman with less appealing face for my purpose. And one can come up with many more possibilities of even to the level of genetic engineering the person to tailor him to the needs of the sport.

Let us wait and watch how things evolve in sports world to work around human limits!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Analemma - How I wonder what you are!

If you take picture of sun in the sky at the same time of the day, from same place in regular intervals over one earth year and combine the position of the sun in the sky you will get this figure 8 curve (pic credits: Anthony Ayiomamitis). This is called Analemma, caused by two totally independent factors.

1. Earth is tilted on its axis by 23.5° in relation to the plane of its orbit around the sun.
2. Earth does not orbit the sun in a circle, but in an ellipse.

You can try working out how Analemma would look like in Mars sky!

(an imaginary dialogue in Tamil language between earth and sun...)

Earth : Hey Soorya edhuku vaanathula 8 podra?

Sun : Tamilnatula motorbike ottanumnu aasai adhaan license vaangarathuku RTO office edhirla 8 podraen...

Earth : license vaangrathuku ettu potta mattum pathaathu konjam thuttayum podanum oi... adhuku pesama... ikkada ra... ra ra raamaya... ettukula ulagam iruku raamayanu... rajini styla paaditu pora vazhiya paru.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Hitech savaari

(Space shuttle Atlantis landed in California gets back to Florida for its next launch, with a ride offered by a customized NASA's Boeing 747)

(a piece of conversation between them... in Tamil language)

Atlantis shuttle : uyara uyara paranthalum oor kuruvi parunthagathu, likewise Boeing 747 can't become space shuttle! purinjutha?

Boeing 747 : nee enna thaan uyara uyara paranthalum maganey marupadiyum uyara parakrathuku California to Florida poganumna ennanda thaan savaariku vanthaganum theriumla?

Atlantis : sari sari na amuki vasikaraen, pathirama Floridala erakividu ba.

Boeing 747 : cockpit meter mela pottu tharaleyna chennai auto standla eraki vituttu poyiduvaen aama.

Atlantis : Ayyoda... athuku nee intha Atlantisa Atlantic kadalla thallivitutu poiyidalaam...

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Indian Hindu religious astronomers ahead of Galileo?

Jupiter and Dakshinamurti in Hindu religion!

What I have proposed here doesn't have any references or sources. I believe that I may be proposing this for the first time, from what I wondered long back while moving around, inside a Shiva temple (if someone else has proposed this earlier please do let me know about it).

In most of the typical Shiva temple one can come across the statue of Lord Dakshinamurti which is lord Shiva portrayed as Jupiter,, one of the Navagraha. Careful observation around the foot of Lord Dakshnamoorthy will reveal four rishis, two on either sides. I used to wonder why these four rishis are portrayed only with Jupiter, that is Dakshnamoorthy and not with other planetary god forms?! One story which I came across to explain this portrayal goes like this...

"the four sons, of Brahma, namely, Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanaatana and Sanat kumaara did austere tapas and analysis, but they were unclear of the supreme truth. They finally decided to come to Lord Shiva to get the knowledge of the truth. The Lord sat under the banyan tree, and the four sages also sat down around him. Lord stayed in the yoga posture without saying a single word. The four sages got all their doubts cleared just by that posture."

This is a mythological explanation, but then I wondered is there anything realistic in portrayal of Jupiter in this way. Later in a public library, I remembered of this observation while grazing through the astronomy section of an encyclopedia. I noticed that Jupiter although had 63 natural satellites/moons, only four of them were massive with diameter greater than 3000 km (Io - 3643km, Europa - 3122km, Ganeymede - 5262km, Callisto - 4821km). Also later I came across a piece of information (unfortunately I could not remember or trace back that source now!) which reported, in astronomical observations, on special occasions these four moons of Jupiter, while orbiting outside the rim of visible sphere of Jupiter (not in foreground or in back of the planet) it becomes visible to the naked eye with sharp vision.

Jupiter and four moons

Now as per the scientific reports these four massive moons were discovered by Galileo in 1610 A.D. It is not clear since when the portrayal of Dakshnamurti with four Rishis started to appear in temples. It could be before Galileo's discovery of Jupiter's four moons (1610 A.D.) or may be later on. If one can come up with evidence for dating this portrayal far before 1610 A.D., it would be possible to claim the discovery of the four moons of Jupiter was achieved prior to Galileo. In case if it is not possible, still it doesn't rule out the possibility of claims of independent discovery by Asian astronomer/astrologer with religious orientation.

Tail piece: Lord Shani Bhagavan or Saneesvaran, portrayal of Saturn, has a single crow with him. Surprisingly Saturn has only one massive moon out of at least 62 moons, the Titan (diameter 5150 km). Seems to be more than a coincidence!

Saturn with its moon Titan on top left corner as a white pixel (credits: Cassini)

I suggest the readers to discuss this possibility with people who might offer more light on this proposition. To get wide feedback and spread of this proposition, one can email the following link of this post and request views from interested people.
Also if preferred, one can provide the link of this post (given above) for a short period in their blog. Leave your views in the comments link below.

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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Godmen business

Hmm... I try to keep myself away from this issue, the God stuff, but then Sri has drawn me to it. Godmen - ungodly business, a blog post from Ankur is followed by discussion in its comment section, which is marching in the direction of whether all tomatoes (godmen) are rotten or whether some good juicy tomato exist (again godmen only... please don't pickup your vegetable bag, to shop!). I am not sure of whether those who commented are atheist or theist or agnostic, assuming its a mixture of all three, let me express my thoughts on it over here.

Only a small minority are either atheist or agnostic, while the vast majority are theist, who believe in god in one form or other via a religion passed on from their parents. To my knowledge religion is used practically and predominantly on two occasions, one is to celebrate happy occasions, and second, to live through the undesirable moments in life, and one can come up with 'n' number of other reasons for the need of a God and let it be. Of course the happy occasions can still be celebrated even without a religion or god with it. But to handle and live through the struggling part of the life, majority of people in the world are still in need of that belief in so called almighty who is considered to monitor and take care of their well being. And everyone is not equally strong enough to holding onto that belief on their own to face their life positively and here comes the role of godmen, who can layout guidelines and strengthen your belief so that one may cope up with the life situations.

Now the question is whether these people (so called godmen) who are playing the above mentioned role in the society are performing their chosen (either self or by a group) duty genuinely or are they manipulating and cheating those followers, who put their faith on their leading godmen. Here I talk only about the new age gurus (and not on religious heads like popes and sankracharya, but still it holds true for them as well) and I don't wish to point fingers, but I would like to talk on two sets of godmen. One set of godmen start with the wrong foot, right from the beginning, with cheating and manipulation and eventually at some point of time they were revealed, while some others could sustain and run the business by covering up with some good social activities and political power. A second set of godmen start with the genuine aim to assist people, but overtime get corrupted with the accumulation of wealth and power. By then it becomes like running a business serving the consumers with franchises. One can identify any godmen in one of this two sets in various stages of their career(!!)

I see the role played by a godmen is similar to the service rendered by a counselor/psychiatrist/psychologist/psychotherapist. These experts can help people by dealing individually, but can't create a cult in the society. But whereas godmen do start with a cult and end up in where they are right now...... as you can see for yourself!

Just wish to end up with one thirukkural in tamil.

Epporul Yar Yar Vai Ketpinum Apporul
Meiporul Kanpathu Arivu


Whatever said, whomsoever says, pursue the ultimate truth in it (or pursuit of truth is intelligence).
(this is my translation and so it may have some variation from others!)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

8 facts for a tag

I was tagged by Sree (and later warned!), who blogs at srisviews to write 8 facts about myself. Do I like getting tagged? I don't know, but I am sure of one thing. Whoever tags me next time will get tagged (nailed) in a cross right next to Jesus Christ! ofcourse they can talk to Jesus about his interesting romantic life (oops! Dan Brown might tag me next, to write The Davincy code II) or his boring prophet life! (no offense intended!).

No thanks and a Grrrr... to Sree for tagging me and with a reminder of caution to her as stated above, I list here 8 facts of me, chosen randomly.

So here it goes...

1. I like little kids very much. Used to admire the world they perceive and live in. They do really live in (Alice's) wonderland. Also love to watch little babies moving their tender body parts, hands and legs in a funny incoherent manner (like bringing their toes into their mouth and tasting it - do they expect milk there, just wondering! lol) and responding to the environmental cues.

2. Love discussions on various topics. Especially when there is lot of disagreements but willingness and patience to hear the validity of other side of the arguments.

3. Love my family members, with sea of differences in ...... what not! but does it matter?!

4. Connect well with selective close friends, who are gems in my life.

5. I like reading books and am yet to get satiated on what I search for (and btw wondering what I search for?!). Every new knowledge thrown to me poses new questions which fuels my quest.

6. Science and technology interests me a LOT. Admire the beauty and complexity of the brain/human mind and the cosmos.

7. In entertainment: I enjoy music (mostly Tamil), movies (more of Hollywood and less of others) and some selected science fiction serials in English, my favorite pick is "Babylon 5". I enjoy movies of various kinds. Especially those touching the basics of human values. Just wish to quote one movie, the CASTAWAY, wherein one can feel how easily we take things for granted, from simple things such as making fire, sheer joy in the company of others.... to the ultimate pleasure of being with the loved one. And just one more, recently enjoyed movie.... "Love actually".

8. wish to make a difference...... (in what? will not be described here!)

I am supposed to tag 8 more people. Even in nuclear fission reaction a neutron hits an atom and releases 2 or 3 neutrons which inturn hits another 2 or 3 atoms eventually sustaining the chain reaction and resulting in explosion of atom bomb. But this tagging stuff theoretically appears to be 3 to 4 times more powerful than chain reaction, if sustained. So here I end that chain reaction at my end. Just wondering whether to create a rule, just like this tags 4th rule, whoever tags, within 8 hours their blog will disappear from the web! lol.

Have a nice day... All of You.

Thanks sri.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates rare and recent interview - 2007 (full) part - 2/2

Have you watched Steve Jobs and Bill Gates rare and recent interview - 2007 (full) part - 1/2

if so, then continue watching the discussion with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates...

part 6 of 10

part 7 of 10

part 8 of 10

part 9 of 10

part 10 of 10

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates rare and recent interview - 2007 (full) part - 1/2

I am yet to watch some of the vids, hence, wish not to write about this right now. But can't help from posting the whole collection of this interview for the visitors to view here in a stretch and comment!

Steve Jobs, Macintosh head and Bill Gates, of Microsoft been interviewed in their rarest appearance together, talk on their contributions to the technology industry, the quality they most respect in each other and answer to the questions from audience.

part 1 of 10

part 2 of 10

part 3 of 10

part 4 of 10

part 5 of 10

Also watch Steve Jobs and Bill Gates rare and recent interview - 2007 (full) part - 2/2

Saturday, June 2, 2007

ada ennatha solvenungo... thamizhanoda attagasam thaangalingo!

see for yourself! and comment!

but this one is cute and far better than original movie version of it... this is from Diwali celebration in Japan where in Japanese girls and kids dance together for a tamil song from gilli - shalala.

movie version of it... just for reference! and...

here is one more tamil kuthu dance performed by Japanese girls on stage with mega display screen behind! (etho ennala mudinja thamizh sevai!)

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Best way to receive award from the hands of a cute girl!

An old video clip of Jim Carrey receiving an award for the Cable guy...

watch the after effect expression on her face!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bharathi and Einstein are essentially same!

Nirpadhuve nadappadhuve parappadhuve
NeengaL ellam soppanam thaano
Pala thotRa mayakkangaLo
KaRpadhuve ketpadhuve karudhuvadhe
NeengaL ellam ardhamaiyaigaLo
ummuL aazhndha poruLillaiyo
ummuL aazhndha poruLillaiyo

Vaanagame ILaveyile marancharive
NeengaL ellam kaanalin neero
Verum kaatchi pizhaithaano

Ponadhellaam kanavinaipol
udaindhaezhundhe ponadhanaal
Naanum or kanavo
indha gnalamum(?) Poithaano

Yes it is the song from the tamil movie Bharathi and the lyrics is from Bharathi's poem. I never read this poem until it came in the movie. When I first heard this song I was simply amazed.
First of all its a beautiful song on human consciousness wondering on the beauties of nature and raising the question, is this all real or illusion? Bharathi has captured this eternal wondering of humanity so nicely in this poem.
After hearing the song first time, my mind immediately started drawing rare correlations, which I wonder how many of you will agree with me?! In the song it goes like...
Kaalamendre oru ninaivum
Kaatchi endru pala ninaivum
Kolamum poigaLo
andha gunangalum poigaLo
kalamendre oru ninaivum - meaning time; and katchi endre pala ninaivum - meaning visible space, put together bharathi questions... this time and space, are they real?
The same question was asked by another human being who lived in his period in a different continent, he is known as Albert Einstein.
Questioning Einstein was a great physicist, so we got amazing equations, revealing the secrets of nature. Bharathi was a great poet and so we got marvelous poems that can open up one's heart and soul to connect with the nature. But essentially their quest was same and got expressed in their own way.

and the song continues....

Kaanbadhellaam maraiyumendraal
Maraindhadhellaam kaanbamandro

Naanum or kanavo
Indha gnalamum(!) Poithaano
is he proposing the possibility of time travel to the past? which can be debated now in science or am I trying to read too much in his lines?!

here is the song ...

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Naming a joint new venture with your spouse? get inspiration from six apart!

If you are planning to start a new joint venture with your spouse don't forget to take a slice of inspiration from Mena Trott and Ben Trott in naming the new company. Co-founders of the popular software company SixApart Ltd, creators of Movable Type blogware, TypePad blog hosting service and Vox, have interesting reason behind naming their company as SixApart. The name was coined from the six days age difference between the married co-founders Mena and Ben. Ben during his unemployment period wrote a software for Mena to publish her weblog. That software's version 1.0 made available on internet received >100 downloads in the first hour motivated them to create the company SixApart, selling the popular blogware, Movable Type. Wish to check Mena's corner!

Sergey Brin (Aug, 1973) and Larry Page (March, 1973), Google co-founders were also six apart, not in days, but in months! just cherry picking the coincidences!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Bruce lee's rarely known interview on Pierre Berton show

In the ancient Indian epic, Mahabarata, Guru Dhronacharya, in the course of teaching archery decides to test his students ability. He keeps a wooden bird hung to a tree and summoned his students. He asked each student one by one to aim for the eye of the wooden bird and be ready to shoot. Once they were ready to shoot he would ask them to describe what they see? Students generally describe the garden, sky, trees and the bird itself. Dhronacharya then asked them step away. When asked what he could see, Arjuna told that he could only see the bird's eye and you know the rest of the story.

Now why talk about Arjuna with Bruce Lee in title! For us Arjuna is only an epic personality, he might have lived for real or may not be is left to one's belief. But here is a person who lived equivalent to that level of dedication to his art, in his case its the martial art. Most of us would have seen and enjoyed Bruce Lee's movies for what it is, but rarely we know the true personality of Bruce Lee. I believe you can fairly understand his personality from this interview recorded 9th December 1971, two years before his death. Normally we can watch people talking with their "heart and mind" but I see Bruce Lee talking with his "heart and body"

In this interview he is completely informal and ditches down the super star status given to him in his period. His body language and expressions are a real treat to watch. To mention some of his quotes from the interview:

"to me... ultimately... martial art means... honestly expressing yourself"

to Berton's final question, whether you think yourself as a Chinese or a North American, he answers...

"honestly I want to think of myself as a human being, under the sky there is but one family, it so just happened man people are different"

I say, here lived a Arjuna, a person whom we have seen in flesh and blood.

the interview...

Friday, May 18, 2007

A tamil Podcast from Suresh, on Tamil media: a reality check

It is interesting and encouraging to see Indian bloggers adopt internet resources to publish their views more freely using audio/visual media. is one such resource available specially for Indian podcasters and audiobloggers. Through podbazaar you can do podcast or audioblog for free. You can also listen to podcasts of your choice from Indian podcasters spread in various parts of India and rest of the world, on various topics. Interested in trying?! goahead!

Here I will introduce Suresh Kumar, an Indian blogger who blogs in also podcasts via podbazaar under two topics: random ramblings and mahabaratham pesukirathu

Recently I was impressed on hearing his latest podcast episode titled as Tamil media: a reality check presented under random ramblings. I am embedding it here for listening. This podcast is in tamil language.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Parents of this kid should be warned or arrested for child abuse?

Recently I was browsing through the "movers and shakers" list of google videos and was shocked to see this short video on a kid playing with a cobra snake. Although I guess that snake is made harmless with removal of its poisonous tooth, still the speed at which it hits is too much to handle for a crawling baby. Imagine what damage it could cause if the snake hits on the baby's eyes wide open. Unimaginable right? This video seems to be added recently and I guess soon it will get popular in internet video circle, unless google takes step to remove it, I hope it does so. I am curious as well to know people's response for this kind of child abuse (did I put it right?). Your thoughts on this?

Google Blogger adds header Image option!

Google Bloggers might have admired some of the blogspot blogs using beautiful images in the blog headers and would have wanted to do the same for their blogs, but where left with no option to do so, unless you take the pain of tweaking the html codes of your template. But now Google has added the easiest option to add header image! In the Blogger dashboard page, click on the layout and then click on edit option in the header element, you will get a pop up window as shown below...

Upload a image you wish to have in the header of your blog and enter save changes .... bingo! there appears your desired image on top of your blog! Take care to choose and resize image of appropriate length and breadth with any photo editor for better appearance and blending with your blog. In few attempts you will get it right. You can use your imagination and creativity to make an impressive header for your blog. Alternatively you can also upload image from any websites, such as a photo collection and sharing website like Flickr, Photobucket, etc. By the way most of you know Flickr is developed as a photo sharing website later acquired by yahoo for around $35 million dollars and Photobucket is a similar site popularly used and shortly will be acquired by

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Ilayaraja's Janani Janani - one of his best ever green song!

People talk of so many great musicians of the world, but for me what counts as the best enjoyable music is that which touches you and evoke strongly your deep emotions. And to live in that period of a musician who creates such music for you is very special. Yes... I am talking about the wonderful man! none other than Ilayaraja who has made lots of moments to be happier in millions of life. Will be posting more on his creations in future, as of now enjoy his Janani janani song which makes one to experience the mysterious spiritual feeling.

Ilayaraja singing live

Original version in movie

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Watch videos, photos, slideshows; listen radio and music from watch

A Watch to watch and listen!

Gadget developers try to put as many options as possible in one piece of gadget! After the Mobile phone introduction there came mobile phones with camera option. Then gradually video cam, voice recorder, mp3 player, etc options were added. Similar changes are happening in wrist watch industry as well! Here comes a wrist watch with video play back, supports mp3, mp4, WMA, JPEG formats.

OPTIONS include changeable time date format, 5-equalizer modes, picture viewing, thumbnail, slidesow, built in 2GB flash memory, 8 hours continue playing, multilanguage support, voice recording, FM radio. What more you can ask for?! But the question is how well this product will gain popularity among the consumer and what age group will prefer this multi tech time piece!

Epocq mp4 video wrist watch [via wrist dreams]

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The Best Powerpoint presentations in the World - Contest results, a Youtube version for powerpoint slide presentation, held a contest for making the best Powerpoint presentation. The results were recently announced, top three prize winners presentations embedded below were chosen by well known speakers and presenters Guy Kawasaki, Bert Decker, Garr Reynolds and Jerry Weissman. Prizes were sponsored by Microsoft. In addition to top three prizes, there is also a People's choice winner won by a presentation on Indian snack Panipuri!

First prize: An alienware laptop w windows vista for Shift Happens

Second prize: An Xbox 360 and 3 games for Meet Henry

Third prize: An Xbox 360 for Sustainable food lab

People’s Choice Winner goes to mouth watering Panipuri presentation (Indian snack)

Michael Jackson's moon walk and present days treadmill walk!

We all have watched and enjoyed Michael Jackson's moonwalk, both from his albums and from his live stage shows. What about the present generation doing with its creativity potentials in the dance arena?! Don't keep wondering, following youtube videos will answer this question. They have hybridized modern day aerobic tools with dance and here comes Treadmill walk. At times it gives a skating effect. Watch, enjoy and share with your friends.

start with Michael Jackson's moonwalk and then.... this Treadmill walk ....!!! and if you have time...

... then watch this comedy Treadmill walk!

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Friday, May 4, 2007

Shreya Ghoshal - SaReGaMa - part4

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Devdas - golden moments - 10

Thank You to SaReGaMaPa - 11

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Shreya Ghoshal - SaReGaMa - part2
Shreya Ghoshal - SaReGaMa - part3

Shreya Ghoshal - SaReGaMa - part3

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Introduction - golden moments - 7

Yeh zindagi usi ki hai - golden moments - 8

Khoee Khoee - golden moments - 9

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Shreya Ghoshal - SaReGaMa - part4

Shreya Ghoshal - SaReGaMa - part2

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Jhumka Gira Re - golden moments - 4

Kuhu Kuhu Bole Koyaliya - golden moments - 5

Saari Saari Raat - golden moments - 6

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Shreya Ghoshal - SaReGaMa - part1

Shreya Ghoshal is a wonderful gift to the Indian music world. She has become a valuable asset in Bollywood as well as in Tamil, Telugu and other language movie industry with her sweet voice and marvellous singing. Those who have viewed and enjoyed Shreya goshal participation in SaReGaMa in Zee tv, years back can view again those golden moments. And for those who missed it, here is the chance to view them. View, enjoy and share with your friends. You can see as Shreya Ghoshal grows along the competition as a kid. You can also find her mother in some video clippings growing (old) as well (lol!).

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Suniyo ji - golden moments - 1

Paan Khaye Sanyia - golden moments - 2

Jiva Laga (Marathi song) - golden moments - 3

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Thursday, May 3, 2007

West meets East! - Richard Gere kiss Shilpa Shetty

West meets East!

the East reacts!

And the West reports!

Monday, April 30, 2007

A Rajinikanth tamil movie clip which rocks in YouTube

In the past I have watched various kinds of video clips in Youtube including song clips and movie clips from India, in tamil, hindi and other languages. But recently I noticed one tamil movie clip having received 5.3 million views thats astonishing 53 lakh views, which I never came across for any Indian video clip before. Then I looked into why that clip has received so much attention, I realized its not just viewed by Indians or Tamils alone, its popular among youtube viewers all over the world irrespective of language or country. And the main attraction in the clip is that the short person dancing so fantastically for the music switched on and off by Tamil Super star Rajinikanth.

This video has impressed people so much in the internet world to the extent that some foreigners have produced their own imitation version for this clip with their own dancing and video editing. I guess you will enjoy watching westerners making a remake for an Indian movie clip that too from Rajinikanth movie. You can share this page with friends by email!
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Original version


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Yahoo Buzz on this video clip while it crossed one million views

An Indian explaining about the clip to a curious Westerner

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Attitude - Key to Happiness

Tamil : வெள்ளத் தனைய மலர்நீட்டம் மாந்தர்தம் உள்ளத் தனையது உயர்வு (by Thiruvalluvar).

Transliteration : veLLath thanaiya malarn-iittam maanthartham uLLath thanaiyathu uyarvu.

Translation : Lotus flower stalk grows in accordance to the water level, and so does one grows in accordance to their attitude or to put it short, Your Attitude determines Your Altitude.

Among 1330 Thirukural couplets written by Thiruvalluvar, I like this one the most for various reasons. It eloquently describes the correlation of one's attitude with the potential level of growth they can realize in life. Following chart will give a fair idea about how far attitude can go in a person's life. Its worth to note that attitude contributes nearly 12 fold more than money for happiness!

It reminds me of a popular quote...

"watch your thoughts, for they become words
watch your words, for they become actions
watch your actions, for they become habits
watch your habits, for they become character
watch your character, for they become your destiny".

I would like to add one more line in between, to make it more effective!

"watch your thoughts, for they become attitude
watch your attitude, for they become your words
watch your words, for they become actions
watch your actions, for they become habits
watch your habits, for they become character
watch your character, for they become your destiny".

Your comments?!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Indians strict food preference sustains a unique service market-Dabbawala

I read an interesting blog post of Seth Godin, an entrepreneur and a prolific business-book author. All Marketers are Liars and Unleashing the idea virus (ebook) are notable bestsellers from his list. Seth in his post, the Dabbawalla's secret, writes about the phenomenon of Dabbawallas in Mumbai who deliver thousands of homemade freshly prepared lunches to the customer's from their family. Seth singles out a marketing key, the trust, and existence of trust leads to responsibility which eventually result in the minimal error rate of one in six million for wrong delivery in dabbawala service. About 5000 dabbawallas serve lunches to around 200,000 people everyday in Mumbai. Prince Charles on his visit to India showed high interest in meeting and hearing about the system from Dabbawalas.

Watch the history behind and dabbawallas in action in the following short clip, in which writer & TV personality Anthony Bourdain auditions actresses. (narration on dabbawala starts from 2 min 10 sec onwards)

Monday, April 16, 2007

Maths Ramanujan, talked in a Hollywood movie

Recently I enjoyed watching Good Will Hunting (1997), a ten year old Hollywood movie. I felt it as one of the rare kind of movie. Those who have watched it would appreciate it for various reasons. I specially liked the climax, when the hero, Will Hunting, though an extraordinarily gifted genius could have easily achieved world fame with his level of intelligence doesn't care a damn about it and instead goes after what his heart really longs for. After watching the movie my mind wandered on how many of us in real world, live a life like that, forget about being genius like him, have we seriously pondered on what we really want in life or just getting carried away in the social tides where we are put up with?

Another interesting scene in this movie worth mentioning especially relating to the title of this post! is that Indian Math genius Ramanujan props up in a discussion between Robin Willams (as Sean Maguire) and Stellan Skarsgard (as Gerald Lambeau) about the way Ramanujam was discovered by Prof. Hardy from Cambridge. Watch this scene in following video.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Hi World !

Ok finally I decided to ramble through a blog and here goes the first post. Will keep writing stuffs as it flows. Lets see where it goes.