Sunday, May 31, 2009

Rafael Nadal lost to Robin Soderling in the 4th round at French Open

Nadal's unbeaten run at French open is over atlast. The winning spree of has been put an end by Robin Soderling of Sweden 6-2,6-7,6-4,7-6 in the fourth round. Thereby putting an end to his match winning streak. Nadal has dominated the French Open since his first match on the red clay at Roland Garros. In his 31 previous matches, he had lost only seven sets -the last one coming against Roger Federer in the 2007 final.

Nadal had won three of the last four major titles, missing out only on the U.S. Open. After winning the Australian Open, he had a chance to complete a Grand Slam this year.He was also trying to become the first man to win five straight French Open titles.

Sixth Pay Commision for State Government employees

Good news for Government Employees and Pensioners. The State Government of Tamil Nadu has announced the 6th Pay commission for their staff. It will benefit more than 12 lakh employees and 6 lakh pensioners.

The new break up system is as follows:

  • Tamil Nadu Government employees monthly salary will be raised upto 30%.
  • Pensioners will get 40% increase in their Basic Pension.
  • House Rent Allowance and City Compensatory Allowance will be doubled with effect from 1.6.2009.
  • Arrears will be given in three instalments after deducting the interim relief given in January 2009.
  • The 1st arrears will be credited on 30th June.
  • DCRG ceiling raised from 3.5 lakhs to 10 lakhs.
  • New scales of pay announced for Superintendents, Assistant Sections Officers, Section Officers.
  • New Pay scales fixation with effect from January 2006 and Arrears will be given from January 2007.
Thanks to Chief Minister.

Sania Mirza is getting married

Leading Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza has been engaged to a business scholar from her hometown of Hyderabad. However Sania Mirza has no plans to retire from Tennis a close source added. The 22-year old Mirza is a youth icon and became the first Indian to win the WTA Tour title and break into World's Top 50 in the year 2005.

They both have been family friends for more than a decade and the marriage date will be fixed soon. However 23-year old fiance Sohrab Mirza has planned to pursue higher studies and Sania too is busy with her Tennis commitments, so the marriage might happen after a year or so.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Surya in Singam :: Story of Singam

The script of Hari's cop flick Singam is being developed and sources close to the director say that it may shot with Rameshwaram as backdrop. It is also said that Singam will focus on seaward smuggling Rameshwaram is infamous for. Singam will dig into that acts of smuggling where Surya plays a dutiful cop.

This movie has Anushka of Arundhati fame as the female lead. And actors Prakash Raj and Vivek have vital roles in the movie. Music by Devi Sri Prasad. With Surya basking on the success of Ayan, Hari is keen on repeating the success with Surya after Vel. The previous cop flick of Hari and Surya were huge hits so there is a lot of expectation from both of them.

Superstar Rajinikanth in Endhiran - The Robot -::- Exclusive Images

Here are some exclusive stills from Superstar Rajinikanth's Endhiran starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. This project is considered to be director Shankar's magnum-opus. Music is scored by Oscar Winner A.R.Rahman. And camera by Rathnavelu. This movie is considered as the biggest Tamil budget movie till date.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif break up

Salman Khan has taken a definite stand in his relationship with Katrina Kaif. After removing all her belongings from his flat and also stuff that is likely to remind of her. Before he left for Ver's shoot in London he had everything connected woth the actress removed from his flat. People around Salman were surprised to see his actions, but he is a possessive boyfriend.

The recent buzz of Katrina being linked up with her co-stars Akshay Kumar and Ranbir Kapoor made him take a stand. He has finally realised that Katrina is not bothered about him like she used to be. The recent relationship of Katrina with Ranbir Kapoor was a bit too much and Sallu couldn't take it. So he is making sure that all her belongings are moved out.

Shahrukh Khan to play a negative role in Dhoom 3

After the super success of Dhoom-1 and Dhoom-2, the crew is getting ready with the third part. Sharukh Khan will be seen playing a baddie in this movie. There are alot of expectation in this movie, because SRK's previous movies dint take off well. It is also known that Yash Raj Films are going through a lull period, because none of their on-the-floor movies or released movies are creating any curiosity from the buyers and hence they have roped in SRK who has always been a quick fix solution for the Chopras.

Last week SRK was called for a short narration of the script and he was very much impressed and agreed has to be a part of the film. SRK who already has a couple of projects under his belt will probably start the shooting for this film sometime next year. Sanjay Gandhvi who earlier directed Dhoom-1,2 had a fallout with Yash Raj Films, so it isn't clear who will direct Dhoom-3?

Indian students attacked in Australia

In a fresh incident of racial attack , a 25 year old student was stabbed in Melbourne while another student from Andhra Pradesh,India was battling for life after an assault by local teenagers. Baljinder Singh was attacked on Monday when two men carrying weapons approached him. The attackers demanded money from the students and as Baljinder was searching through his bag to hand over the wallet he was jabbed in the abdomen. As Baljinder Singh screamed for his life the attackers fled the scene.

Baljinder Singh said he was stabbed when he bent down. And he just wanted to save his life and yelled "Don't kill me." The attackers just laughed at him when he was screaming. Baljinder Singh is in critical condition in hospital and feels that Australia is not a safe nation for foreign students. Looks like the safety of the Indian students studying abroad is under threat.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mike Tyson's daughter dead

The 4-year old daughter of Mike Tyson died on Tuesday after her neck got caught in the Treadmill cord at her home. Exodus Tyson was produced dead just before noon, police Sgt. Hill said. The girl's 7-year old brother found her on the treadmill and told their mother. She took Exodus off the cord and called the 911 to revivify her. Her mother performed a CPR but she needed a life support system by the time the authorities arrived.

Former heavyweight champion Tyson was in Las Vegas at the time of the accident and flew Monday to Phoenix, where his daughter was on life support critical condition.The 42-year-old Tyson became the youngest world heavyweight champion when he lifted the World Boxing Council title aged 20.

Oprah Winfrey to tour India : A.R.Rahman will be the guide

Music Maestro A.R.Rahman would be a guide to the famous US talk show host Oprah Winfrey who is planning to visit India later this year. Both Rahman and Winfrey were listed in the Times annual list of the year's 100 most influential people.

While she was with Rahman in the Times magazine celebrity gala said "Rahman has agreed to give a tour of India". Oprah has won accolades for her famous talk show and is one of the richest African American of 20th century and was once the world's only black billionaire.






1. England v Netherlands on 05, June 2009 - London - Day/Night

2. New Zealand v Scotland on 06, June 2009 - London - Day

3. Australia v West Indies on 06, June 2009 - London - Day

4. India v Bangladesh on 06, June 2009 - Nottingham - Day/Night

5. South Africa v Scotland on 07, June 2009 - London - Day

6. England v Pakistan on 07, June 2009 - London - Day/Night

7. Bangladesh v Ireland on 08, June 2009 - Nottingham - Day

8. Australia v Sri Lanka on 08, June 2009 - Nottingham - Day/Night

9. Pakistan v Netherlands on 09, June 2009 - London - Day

10. New Zealand v South Africa on 09, June 2009 - London - Day/Night

11. Sri Lanka v West Indies on 10, June 2009 - Nottingham - Day

12. India v Ireland - 10, June 2009 - Nottingham - Day/Night


11, June 2009

D1 v A2 - Nottingham - Day
B2 v D2 - Nottingham - Day/Night

12, June 2009

B2 v D2 - London - Day
A1 v C1 - London - Day/Night

13, June 2009

C1 v D2 - London - Day
D1 v B1 - London - Day/Night

14, June 2009

A2 v C2 - London - Day
A1 v B2 - London - Day/Night

15, June 2009

B2 v C1 - London - Day
B1 v A2 - London - Day/Night

16, June 2009

D1 v C2 - Nottingham - Day
D2 v A1 - Nottingham - Day/Night


18, June - 1st Semi-Final - Nottingham - Day

19, June - 2nd Semi-Final - London - Day/Night


21, June - Final - London - Day

Monday, May 25, 2009

Prabhakaran Photoshop work : Mystery Resolved

So atlast the mystery behind Prabhakaran has been resolved. It has been cleared that the photo released earlier was a photoshop work. And LTTE commanders confirmed the news and said he is dead. And the tigers wave white flag. Two batches of Tigers have decided to surrender on Monday at Batticaloa in east Sri Lanka.

Government sources said that over 7000 Tigers have surrendered in the recent weeks, including 1600 women cadres. Some have been integrated with the family in welfare camps. Looks like the change has begun and hope it goes on smoothly.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Prabhakaran Alive : The mystery continues, Prabhakaran not dead

There has been a lot of speculation that Prabhakaran is dead. But the LTTE commanders say that he is still alive and is in a safe place. They say that the Sri Lankan government is just horsing around because of the pressure to stop the war. They also claim that body shown in the video footage is not Prabhakaran's body its a look-alike. We have to wait to know the exact truth.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Making of Vodafone Zoozoo ads

Telecom giant Vodafone has always been innovative as far as their ads are concerned and the latest set of ads being telecasted during IPL matches are a perfect example. These ads featuring Zoozoos are really interesting and has a large fan following amongst the younger generation. So are they really animated characters ?

No is the reply you get from the ad-film maker. So what are they actually ? Beleive or not they are actually human beings dressed up in stuffed dolls as Zoozoos. Suprising isn't it ? There are 30 different commercials like these which will be telecasted soon. All the ads were shot in a short span of time with a budget of 3cr INR. Here are a sequence of pictures on how these ads are made.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Surya in Hindi movie : Ramgopal Varma's Rakta Charitra

Actor Surya who is known for his versatility is gearing up to make his debut in a Bollywood movie directed by ace director Ram Gopal Varma. Vivek Oberoi plays the lead role while Surya plays an equally important role. Vivek plays the role of Paritala Ravi on whose life the movie is based on and Surya portrays the character of Maddalcheruvu Suri, Paritala Ravi's opponent.

This project is considered to be Ram Gopal Varma's most ambitious project. As a matter of fact Surya and Ramu share a great rapport who earlier had plans of producing a Tamil movie for Surya but it dint work out. Finally he has decided to show him to the Hindi audiences. Hope Surya scores big in Bollywood.

LTTE Prabhakaran shot dead by Sri Lankan army

Prabhakaran 54 year old, leader of the Liberation of the Tamil Tigers Eelam has been shot dead by the Sri Lankan army. Prabhakaran who founded and led a militant group for an independent Tamil state has been shot dead while trying to flee the forces. However the list of continuous events say that there has been no identification of Prabhakaran as yet.

Hence the civil war in Sri Lanka has come to and end and the Sri Lankan government has won it after fighting for 33 years. Also reportedly found dead were the LTTE's chief police Elango , S.Ramesh and deputy intelligence chief Kapil Amman.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Kanthasamy free mp3 download

Finally the audio of Kandasamy has been released and its here for you free . Kindly click on the link to start downloading. Enjoy and leave your comments. Click here to start download .

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Aadhavan release date

Surya's next venture Aadhavan is almost complete. The crew completed their second schedule of shoot in Kolkatta. They are planning to leave abroad for two more songs and an action sequence. Surya has teamed up with K.S.Ravikumar for the first time. Nayanthara plays opposite to Surya for the first time. Surya who has already given three continuous hits is excited about Aadhavan and has been tight-lipped about the movie. Surya plays a dual role with negative shades is the only news we know from the sets. Earlier they had plans of releasing Aadhvan on August 15 but now it has changed and the movie is going to release for Diwali 2009. It is slated for release on October 17, 2009. Surya's earlier Diwali release Vel was a super hit. So one can expect the same from this movie too.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi : 2009 Edition

Bajaj Auto has planned to launch six new versions of its vehicles in India this year. It has come up with a full black theme for its Pulsar 220. The engine and the other specifications remain untouched. Whereas the alloys and the engine have been given a matte black finish to add more style to it. This gives the vehicle a more sporty look. They also have plans of releasing the 220 Chrome Edition this year. It has a completely new colour with a full black theme which blends absolutely perfect with the new colour.

Power: 20 PS (20 hp/15 kW)
Torque: 19.13 N·m (14 ft·lbf)
Transmission: 5 speed manual sequential

Front: 37 mm telescopic hydraulic type 130 mm (5.1 in) travel
Rear: Ellipitical section swingarm with twin hydraulic gas-charged shock absorbers; 101 mm (4 in) travel
Front: 260mm disc
Rear: 230 mm disc

Tires: Front: 90/90-17 tubeless
Rear: 120/80-17 tubeless
Dimension: L 2,035 millimetres (80.1 in) W 750 millimetres (30 in) H 1,140 millimetres (45 in)
Weight: Approx. 150 kilograms (330 lb)

POSITIVES : Good pick up , Great stability .

NEGATIVES : Engine noise is really annoying , Engine noise changes after a long drive , Mileage.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Kanthasamy audio release

The much awaited flick in Kollywood which has been in making for the past 18 months is all set to release soon. The audio of the film is said to be released on May 17 in Chennai Trade Centre with Bollywood's biggest star as the chief guest for the function. Vikram , Shriya , Devi Sri Prasad and a few Italian dancers are expected to perform live at the function. Highlight of the album will be the songs sung by Vikram himself.