Friday, February 29, 2008

BAD NEWS FOR CELL PHONE BUYERS IN INDIA:MOBILE HANDSETS TO COST MORE


The mobile phone buyers would have to spend more money to buy their new handsets, thanks to the new government’s rule. According to the new proposed rule the customer will be paying an extra 1% excise duty (Clever move made by the government when the cell phone sales are at their pinnacle)
Nokia and L.G have reacted quickly by voicing out the implications of this new Tax, felt that prices of the Mobiles would go up marginally.

LANKAN LIONS RESTORES SOME PRIDE.


In a Dead rubber match of the 2007-08 CB series, SriLanka defeated Australia by a victory margin of 13 Runs. India and Australia have already sealed a place in the Finals and this match turned out to be a Consolation Win for Australia. Earlier, Srilanka won the loss and elected to Bat, struggled after an early loss of the opener Diluwara Perara for 5 trapped infront of the Wicket by Lee. Jayasuriya, playing his Last game in Australia played some aggressive strokes and the Six of Lee delivery was a notable one. But Bracken accounted for Jayasuriya when he was on 23. After a Middle order batting collapse, Skipper Jayawardena and T.Dilshan restored the Lankan innings before Jayawardena fell for 50 Runs.


T.Dilshan and Chamara Silva added some useful runs at the end and SriLanka were all out for 221 in 50 overs. After a Dream Start by the Veteran Keeper Adam Gilchrist who scored 50 off 35 deliveries, Australians were very much in the Victory course. All of the sudden it changed when Hopes was dismissed on 28 by Muralitharan, when the team scoreboard read 107. It was the beginning of the end for Australia as their middle order collapsed by loosing 5 wickets for 8 Runs.

Australia were reduced to 142 for 7 before Hogg and LEE accomplished a recovery Job. After some recovery, Hogg fell prey to a beautiful delivery from Murali. Australian were further reduced to 173 for 9. But a brave last wicket Partnership of 35 Runs between Bracken and Lee helped Australia to reach the brim of victory before Sanath Jayasuriya ended the Australian hopes by Castling Brett Lee in his First and Last delivery of the Match. Australia were bowled out for 208 in 48.1 Overs with a equire target of 14 runs in 11 Balls. Adam Gilchrist was declared Man of the Match for his Blitzkrieg 83 of 50 Balls.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

"PERCEIVED CONTROL" TO MAKE ASTHMA PATIENTS BETTER


Asthma: it’s a disease caused if the path of the air to the lungs get blocked, their symptoms are shortness in breath wheezing, cough etc. During an asthmatic attack the patients gets severely deprived of oxygen hence its still one among the dangerous diseases that affect man.

A group of scientists were researching this disease for about 3 years and have come up with startling revelations that perceived control will control would help in controlling the health status of Asthma patients. The researchers had take 865 subjects and had monitored closely for a long time. They had compiled enough data to prove their point.
Perceived control not only reduced the frequency of the attacks but also the strength of the asthmatic attack

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

INDIAN RAILWAY BUDGET 2008- LALU'S PEOPLE BUDGET AGAIN.


The Indian Railway Budget 2008-09 presented by the Minister of Railways Mr. Lalu Prasad Yadav in Parliament on Tuesday once again turned out to be a people's budget. Following are some of the important highlights of the recently concluded Railway Budget.

- Second Class Sleeper Fares cut by 5%
- 1st AC Fares cut by 7%
- 2nd AC Fares cut by 4%
- 3rd AC Fares cut by 3%
- Freight Rates cut by 14%
- Smart Card based Ticketing system.
- High Level Platforms in 135 Railway Stations.
- Introduction of Modular Toilets in Trains.
- Touch Screens across all major Railway Stations.
- Electrification and Doubling of lines across the important routes.
- Modernisation of Rajdhani & Shatabdi Express Trains.
- 50% Concession for AIDS Patients.
- 50% Concession for Senior Citizen Women.
- Wagon Leasing Policy
- Introduction of Automatic Ticket Vending Machines in 6000 Stations across India.
- 10 new Garib Rath Trains and 53 New Trains to be introduced.
- No unmanned Level Crossings.
- Rail Link for Ennore Port.
- Free Season Ticket for Girls till Graduation.
- Multi-Level Sophisticated parking in 30-Railway stations.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

NVIDIA RELEASES MIDRANGE GRAPHIC CARDS


Nvidia launched GeForce 9600 GT 3D graphics card today for a modest price of 175$.The card allows the gamers to play all games at decent resolution, the only game that really tested the performance of the card was “Crysis” and it failed the test
The birghter side was 9600 GT clearly outperformed its rivals and supports HDMI ouput.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

IPL: AN IN DEPTH ANALYSIS OF THE 8-TEAMS.

The much awaited IPL auction of the Star players is over and its still a pre-mature talk to tip the title favourites as the U-22 players are yet to be selected. But its’s worth in exploring the present line-up’s of the 8 Franchise teams so far.

BANGALORE ROYAL CHALLENGERS:
STRENGTHS:
1. Strong Pace battery with Zaheer Khan & Nathan Bracken, the two Contrasting Left arm fast bowlers who possess an excellent capability of bowling at the death.
2. Dale Steyn provides the speed required for an early breakthrough in the opposition batting –line up’s.
3. Presence of World-Class and experienced batsmen like Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, Mark Boucher and a 20-20 specialist for the Australian domestic cricket, Cameron White
WEAKNESS:
1. The Batsmen are probably World Class but not the ideal set when it comes to chasing a huge total in the 20-20 format.
2. Anil Kumble, the only regular spin bowler so far ( Cameron white is a part-time spin bowler) whose cricket reflexes are not suitable for the 20-20 action.
3. Absence of Pinch Hitters who could be handful in the 20-20 situation.

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS:
STRENGTHS:
1. Presence of 6-Left Hand Batsmen including Big-Hitters - Matthew Hayden, Jacob Oram, Mike Hussey and the presence of World-class bowlers -Makhaya Ntini, Muttiah Murali and All-Rounder Albie Morkel, Chennai Pose a formidable side to clinch the title.
2. Stephen Fleming provides to be a useful batsmen taking into account his Cricket Experience.
3. M.S. Dhoni is a prized catch for this event for a whooping sum of US$1.5MILLION.
WEAKNESS:
1. Murali is the only spinner so far in the team.
2. Lack of slow bowlers in the team.
3. Fielding Unit seems to be a bit weak.

DELHI DAREDEVILS:
STRENGTHS:
1. Best fielding side in the fray with specialist fielders- Dinesh Karthik, A.B.De villers, Tillekaratne Dilshan and Sohaib Malik.
2. Gautham Gambhir and Manoj Tiwary proves to be a good back-up.
3. Deadly pace combination of Glenn McGrath and Mohammad Asif.
WEAKNESS:
1. Absence of Local Fast bowlers
2. Daniel Vettori's bowling style may not be a suitable in the Indian Sub-continent.
3. Limited Bowling resources.

HYDERABAD:
STRENGTHS:
1. It is the team packed with Power hitters- Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds, Sahid Afridi, Herschelle Gibbs, Scott Styris turns out to be an explosive Batting Line-up.
2. Rohit Sharma and Chamara Silva provides a batting solidity.
3. Left-arm pace battery of Chaminda Vaas, Nuwan Zoysa and R.P.Singh pose a major threat to the Right hand batsmen.
WEAKNESS:
1. Bowling lacks in pace and variety
2. Lack of regular spinners
3. Lack of bowlers who possess the ability to bowl at the death.

JAIPUR:
STRENGTHS:
1. Presence of World-Class players - Shane Warne, Greame Smith, Younis Khan, Justin Langer adds spice to the side.
2. An even composition of the Foreign and Indian Players.
3. A blend of Youth and Experience.
WEAKNESS:
1. Except Mohammad Kaif, there's no athletic fielder present in the side.
2. With Munaf Patel, Warne and Justin Langer- its one of the weak fielding units in the League.
3. Absence of Power-Hitters.

KOLKATA:
STRENGTHS:
1. The best Crowd Puller side consists of star players- Chris Gayle, Ricky Ponting, Sourav Ganguly, Brendon McCullum ,Sohaib Akthar and the new found boy wonder- Ishant Sharma.
2. Sohaib Akthar and Ajith Agarkar turns out to be one of the formidable bowling pairs in the tournament.
3. Canny Fast Bowler Umar Gul and Ishant Sharma are the prized bowling catch for the Team IPL Kolkata.
WEAKNESS:
1. Absence of Match-Winning All-Rounders.
2. Sohaib Akthar is prone to frequent injuries and Ajith Agarkar sometimes, may be Very Expensive.
3. Presence of untested Stars- David Hussey, Tatenda Taibu and Murali Karthik.

MOHALI
STRENGTHS:
1. Fine balance in the Bowling Department.
2. Presence of Genuine quick bowlers- Brett Lee & Sreesanth and a swing bowler I.Pathan adds strength to the team
3. Piyush Chawla & Ramesh Powar turns out to be a handy spinners for the team.
WEAKNESS:
1. Apart from Yuvraj, there's no Batting Fire power present in the team.
2. Lack of Match Winning All-Rounders.
3. Fielding department seems to be a little weak.

MUMBAI:
STRENGTHS:
1. Presence of World's best batsmen- SACHIN TENDULKAR and SANATH JAYASURIYA, whose opening stand can turn any world-class bowling into nothing.
2. Pricey bowling combination of Shaun Pollock and Lasith Malinga.
3. An experienced spinner Harbhajan Singh has an excellent ability in bowling at the death and turns the course of the match.
WEAKNESS:
1. No Wicket Keeper in the team is a Major Draw back
2. Its difficult for a Local-Wicket Keeper to live upto the Pressures of an International Match standards.
3. Weak Fielding Unit.

Friday, February 22, 2008

YAHOO MUSIC JUKE BOX BOT SAFE


Users using yahoo jukebox version 2.2.2.056 are in for a surprise, there are many security vulnerabilities found making it easy for attackers to manuplate the users computer. The main flaw lies within the Activex controls which allow the attacker to execute malicious codes and web browse through the users computers.yahoo is preparing to send an update which is expected to put an end to this menace.

THE MOST FUNNIEST SPEECH OF OSHO

OSHO speaks on the word that must not be named.please watch this video alone!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

IPL - Match schedule

The 20-20 IPL Cricket tournament kick-starts when Bangalore Ipl takes on Kolkata IPL on 18th April 2008 at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.
The IPL Tournament fixtures are as follows: APRIL 2008:
Fri 18: 19:00 (IST)
IPL Bangalore v IPL Kolkata, Venue: Bangalore

Sat 19: 15.00(IST)
IPL Mohali v IPL Chennai, Venue: Mohali

Sat 19: 19.00(IST)
IPL Delhi v IPL Jaipur, Venue: Delhi

Sun 20: 15.00 (IST)
IPL Mumbai v IPL Bangalore, Venue: Mumbai

Sun 20:22.00(IST)
IPL Kolkata v IPL Hyderabad, Venue: Kolkata

Mon 21:21.00(IST)
IPL Jaipur v IPL Mohali, Venue: Jaipur

Tue 22: 21.00(IST)
IPL Hyderabad v IPL Delhi, Venue: Hyderabad

Wed 23: 21.00 (IST)
IPL Chennai v IPL Mumbai, Venue: Chennai

Thu 24:21.(IST)
IPL Hyderabad v IPL Jaipur, Venue: Hyderabad

Fri 25 21.00 (IST)
IPL Mohali v IPL Mumbai, Venue: Mohali

Sat 26:14.00 (IST)
IPL Bangalore v IPL Jaipur, Venue: Bangalore

Sat 26 20.00 (IST)
IPL Chennai v IPL Kolkata, Venue: Chennai

Sun 27:
15.00 (IST) IPL Mumbai v IPL Hyderabad, Venue:Mumbai

Sun 27:20.00 (IST)
IPL Mohali v IPL Delhi, Venue:Mohali

Mon 28: 19.00 (IST)
IPL Bangalore v IPL Chennai, Venue:Bangalore

Tue 29: 19.00 (IST)
IPL Kolkata v IPL Mumbai, Venue:Kolkata

Wed 30 19:00 (IST)
IPL Delhi v IPL Bangalore, Venue:Delhi

MAY 2008

Thu 1 15:00(IST)
IPL Hyderabad v IPL Mohali, Venue:Hyderabad

Thu 1 21:00(IST)
IPL Jaipur v IPL Kolkata, Venue:Jaipur

Fri 2 21:00 (IST)
IPL Chennai v IPL Delhi, Venue Chennai

Sat 3 15:00(IST )
IPL Hyderabad v IPL Bangalore, Venue:Hyderabad

Sat 3 14:30 (IST)
IPL Mohali v IPL Kolkata, Venue:Mohali

Sun 4 14:30 (IST)
IPL Mumbai v IPL Delhi, Venue:Mumbai

Sun 4 14:30(IST)
IPL Jaipur v IPL Chennai, Venue: Jaipur

Mon 5 19:00 (IST)
IPL Bangalore v IPL Mohali, Venue Bangalore

Tue 6 19:00 (IST)
IPL Chennai v IPL Hyderabad, Venue: Chennai

Wed 7 19:00 (IST)
IPL Mumbai v IPL Jaipur, Venue:Mumbai

Thu 8 15:00 (IST)
IPL Delhi v IPL Chennai, Venue: Delhi

Thu 8 19:00 (IST)
IPL Kolkata v IPL Bangalore, Venue: Kolkata

Fri 9 19:00 (IST)
IPL Jaipur v IPL Hyderabad, Venue: Jaipur

Sat 10 15:00 (IST)
IPL Bangalore v IPL Mumbai, Venue: Bangalore

Sat 10 19:00 (IST)
IPL Chennai v IPL Mohali, Venue: Chennai

Sun 11 15:00 (IST)
IPL Hyderabad v IPL Kolkata, Venue : Hyderabad

Sun 11 19:00 (IST)
IPL Jaipur v IPL Delhi, Venue: Jaipur

Mon 12 19:00 (IST)
IPL Mohali v IPL Bangalore, Venue: Mohali

Tue 13 19:00 (IST)
IPL Kolkata v IPL Delhi, Venue: Kolkata

Wed 14 15:00 (IST)
IPL Mumbai v IPL Chennai, Venue: Mumbai

Wed 14 15:00 (IST)
IPL Mohali v IPL Jaipur, Venue:Mohali

Thu 15 19:00 (IST)
IPL Delhi v IPL Hyderabad, Venue:Delhi

Fri 16 19:00 (IST)
IPL Mumbai v IPL Kolkata, Venue :Mumbai

Sat 17 15:00 (IST)
IPL Delhi v IPL Mohali, Venue: Delhi

Sat 17 19:00 (IST)
IPL Jaipur v IPL Bangalore, Venue: Jaipur

Sun 18 15:00 (IST)
IPL Hyderabad v IPL Mumbai, Venue: Hyderabad

Sun 18 19:00 (IST)
IPL Kolkata v IPL Chennai, Venue: Kolkata

Mon 19 19:00 (IST)
IPL Bangalore v IPL Delhi, Venue: Bangalore

Tue 20 19:00 (IST)
IPL Kolkata v IPL Jaipur, Venue: Kolkata

Wed 21 15:00 (IST)
IPL Mumbai v IPL Mohali, Venue: Mumbai

Wed 21 15:00 (IST)
IPL Chennai v IPL Bangalore, Venue: Chennai

Thu 22 19:00 (IST)
IPL Delhi v IPL Kolkata, Venue : Delhi

Fri 23 19:00 (IST)
IPL Mohali v IPL Hyderabad, Venue: Mohali

Sat 24 15:00 (IST)
IPL Delhi v IPL Mumbai, Venue: Delhi

Sat 24 19:00 (IST)
IPL Chennai v IPL Jaipur, Venue: Chennai

Sun 25 15:00 (IST)
IPL Bangalore v IPL Hyderabad, Venue: Bangalore

Sun 25 19:00 (IST)
IPL Kolkata v IPL Mohali, Venue: Kolkata

Mon 26 19:00 (IST)
IPL Jaipur v IPL Mumbai, Venue: Jaipur

Tue 27 19:00 (IST)
IPL Hyderabad v IPL Chennai, Venue: Hyderabad

Fri 30
1st Semi-Final - Mumbai

Sat 31
2nd Semi-Final -Mumbai

JUNE 2008
Sun 1 Final - Mumbai

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

BILLION DOLLAR BABY CALLED 'INDIAN PREMEIR LEAGUE (IPL)'


IPL is easily one of the most popular and biggest events that India has ever seen. IPL is the brain child of BCCI Vice President Mr.Lalit Modi who actually had floated this idea in 1996. But it moved into reality only when the ZEE group launched a rival INDIAN CRICKET LEAGUE(ICL) on April 2007.

The tournament will kick off on 18th April 2008 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore when the Bangalore IPL team will take on the Kolkata IPL team. A total of 59 matches will be featured for a span of 44-Days with the teams playing each other on a home and away basis. The overall Prize money for the tournament will be $5million with the winners taking home a whooping sum of US $2million (Wiiners of the ICC World Cup 2007 in the Carribean took homeUS $1million dollars). TV rights have already gone for over US $1Billion

It is the type of Cricket where a player would be playing not according to Nationality but according to Market forces and Media attractions. A total of 79 players will be playing in the Eight teams owned by the Franchisees. The list of Franchise Team owners and the bid amounts for the various teams are as follows:

Vijay Mallya – Bangalore IPL team for $111.6 million.
Shah Rukh Khan - Kolkata IPL team for $75.09 million.
GMR Holdings - Delhi IPL team for $84 million.
Mukesh Ambani - Mumbai IPL team for $111.9 million.
India Cements - Chennai IPL team for $91 million.
Deccan Chronicle – Hyderabad IPL team for $107.01 million.
Emerging Media – Jaipur IPL team for $67 million.
Ness Wadia - Mohali IPL team for $76 million.
Players for each teams will be selected on the basis of player’s auction held on 20th February 2008. It is to be noted that Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Virendra Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh are not available for auction as they have been awarded 'ICONIC' status by the BCCI - They have to represent their Home city. Another exception to the players auction is with regard to the Australian players that each team can select a maximum of two Australians and not more than that. Out of 79 Players, 77 were(Mohammad Yousuf and Ashwell Prince were the players withdrawn) and sold at the price as follows

BANGALORE: Rahul Dravid (icon), Anil Kumble (US$500,000), Jacques Kallis (US$900,000), Zaheer Khan (US$450,000), Mark Boucher (US$450,000), Cameron White (US$500,000), Wasim Jaffer (US$150,000), Dale Steyn (US$325,000), Nathan Bracken (US$325,000), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (US$200,000).

CHENNAI: MS Dhoni (US$1.5 million), Muttiah Muralitharan (US$600,000), Matthew Hayden (US$375,000), Jacob Oram (US$675,000), Stephen Fleming (US$350,000), Parthiv Patel (US$325,000), Joginder Sharma (US$225,000), Albie Morkel (US$675,000), Suresh Raina (US$650,000), Makhaya Ntini (US$200,000), Michael Hussey (US$350,000)

DELHI: Virender Sehwag (icon), Daniel Vettori (US$625,000), Shoaib Malik (US$500,000), Mohammad Asif (US$650,000), AB de Villiers (US$300,000), Dinesh Karthik (US$525,000), Farveez Maharoof (US$225,000), Tillakaratne Dilshan (US$250,000), Manoj Tiwary (US$675,000), Gautam Gambhir (US$725,000), Glenn McGrath (US$350,000)

HYDERABAD: Adam Gilchrist (US$700,000), Andrew Symonds (US$1.35 million), Herschelle Gibbs (US$575,000), Shahid Afridi (US$675,000), Scott Styris (US$175,000), VVS Laxman (US$375,000), Rohit Sharma (US$750,000), Chamara Silva (US$100,000), RP Singh (US$875,000), Chaminda Vaas (US$200,000), Nuwan Zoysa (US$110,000)

JAIPUR: Shane Warne (US$450,000), Graeme Smith (US$475,000), Younis Khan (US$225,000), Kamran Akmal (US$150,000), Yusuf Pathan (US$475,000), Mohammad Kaif (US$675,000), Munaf Patel (US$275,000), Justin Langer (US$200,000)


KOLKATA: Sourav Ganguly (icon), Shoaib Akhtar (US$425,000), Ricky Ponting (US$400,000), Brendon McCullum (US$700,000), Chris Gayle (US$800,000), Ajit Agarkar (US$330,000), David Hussey (US$675,000), Ishant Sharma (US$950,000), Murali Kartik (US$425,000), Umar Gul (US$150,000), Tatenda Taibu (US$125,000)

MOHALI: Yuvraj Singh (icon), Mahela Jayawardene (US$475,000), Kumar Sangakkara (US$700,000), Brett Lee (US$900,000), Sreesanth (US$625,000), Irfan Pathan (US$925,000), Ramesh Powar (US$170,000), Piyush Chawla (US$400,000), Simon Katich (US$200,000), Ramnaresh Sarwan (US$225,000)

MUMBAI: Sachin Tendulkar (icon), Sanath Jayasuriya (US$975,000), Harbhajan Singh (US$850,000), Shaun Pollock (US$550,000), Robin Uthappa (US$800,000), Lasith Malinga (US$350,000), Dilhara Fernando (US$150,000), Loots Bosman (US$175,000).
( Future posts to be posted about IPL are Complete Match Fixtures, IPL- Up's and Down's, Cricket and Money: Is IPL auction a Biased Bidding? Hence pls Visit this Page more frequently for further information and news about IPL).

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

BIG BLOW FOR PERVEZ MUSHARRAF


Its a big blow for PML-Q, an ally of Musharraf as the opposition PPP and PML-N emerged as the largest parties in the Parliamentary elections thus making a brighter chances of the formation of a Coalition Government challenging the Eight-Year rule of the former General and Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf.

Out of the 269 National Assembly Seats, results are out for 248 of them with PPP leads by bagging 85 seats and PLM-N at the second position with 65 seats. The Ruling PML-Q could secure only 37 seats and MQM had received 19 seats folowwed by ANP-10 seats, PPP(S)-1 seat and others-31 seats. Polling was not held in the 3 constituencies while the Election Commission suspended results for two.

The PML-Q saw many of its big names including former premier Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, former Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and former foreign minister Khurshid M Kasuri - being trounced by their PPP and PML-N opponents.

Due to Security Concerns, the Voters turn out was very low as many preferred to stay inside their homes. Poll observers said the elections were largely Free and Fair.
"They were by and large free, fair and transparent, to my absolute surprise. This was possibly the most transparent election since 1970 though the turnout was comparatively low due to security reasons," said Mariam Qazi, spokesperson for the Centre for Media and Democracy

APPLE TO SLASH PRICES OF 1 GB PLAYERS


Apple announced a slash in the prices of the 1 GB players, the players will be available at just 49$ (it was 79$ before). There is more good news. A 2 GB (69$)version on the mini ipod will be released next month. Apple has decided to give their customers some choices; the players will be available in 5 different colours-Blue,Red,Silver,Green and Purple.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

BLU-RAY WINS THE RACE



The war between HD DVD and BLU-RAY has finally come to an end with the BLU-Ray emerging victorios. Toshiba had decided to withdraw from the new HD DVD project, After facing series of defects in the giants like Warner Bros and Wal-Mart have decoded to switch over to BLU-RAY. Repots suggest that the recent HD DVD products would be available in the market for a while.
It comes as a great lrelief not only to sony but also the customers who had tp wait for so long to make a descision.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

A PAGE FROM HISTORY: HUNS - AN AMAZING RACE

Once a tribe called Xiongnu existed in china in second century B.C.Due to internal rivalry, the group got divided and large portion of the group migrated towards the North and eliminated the Alans and ostrogoths (this tribe called the “Huns” were better known as Barbarians). Then came the most deadly ruler of all times, his name was “Attila” who came into power after murdering his own brother “Bleda”. For Huns the leadership wasn’t given based on inheritance but on the strength.(That is, only the strongest could rule the tribe). Attila considered himself as a “scourge of god” and his sword as “sword of mars.” The Romans saw this tribe as a symbol of an Anti-Christ. After hearing the strength and prosperity of the Roman Empire, the Huns began a series of campaigns in the eastern Roman Empire.

The Huns had a very interesting way to terrorize their enemies; the Huns would come in charging with archers and would retreat before they come in range of roman cavalry. Huns would gain shoot arrows while retreating. The Huns indulged in the act of plundering the Roman cities and make them economically weak. The Romans didn’t know how to tackle this kind of warfare. Huns were on a killing spree and soon the mighty Roman Empire had to pay tribute to the Huns. But Attila was not interested in gold, he wanted more and more land under his command and soon he attacked again!(by this time he had conquered the eastern roman empire).

But this time, the Romans were much prepared under the command of Aetius who had a considerable experience in tackling the Huns. It was a fierce battle with both sides facing a heavy loss of men and materials. The result of this battle was a little surprising, it was a stalemate. The Roman Commander thad thought that he had done enough to halt the Huns. But he was wrong. After recovering partially from his losses, he demanded roman princess as tribute. Attila abandoned his campaign after the pope spoke with him(no one knows what happened between them)
Attila has many wives and during his wedding night he died of a nose bleed, an unusual anti-climatic death for a very strong person. His deadly campaign lasted for 7 long years. It's really surprising to know that the mighty Romans were terrorized by a small group of tribes. Really this proves the the proverb "Brain is mightier than Brawn".After Attila, his sons fought over leadership but lost major portion of the empire. They settled in southern Europe and continued to terrorize the Byzantines who called them “Looters”

NOTE: Large portion of the Huns migrated to the North. But for the small portion of the Huns, very few information about them were available. The 'Great Wall Of China' was built inorder to save China from the Hostile attack of the Huns from MONGOLIA. It is also said that a small portion of the Huns migrated towards India and settled near the Brahmaputra River Plains where they became Staunch Devotees of Goddess Kaali.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

LEAP FROG TO LEAP IN TO THE MARKETS THIS SUMMER







The new sensation of the Modern technology, LeapFrog’s Didj is all set to hit the market this summer for an affordable price of $89.99. The launching of this device is to mainly attract the kids of age 6 to 10. This device integrates good graphic games that facilitates learning, the facility that's not been offered by Nintendo DS. Plans are drafted even to attract the children below six years with the release of Leapster 2 ($69.99) . The games are designed in such a way that it not only helps in providing entertainment but also strengthens the basic mathematical and english Skills of a student. The idea of an integrated education with fun has drawn the attention of the parents who prefer their children to learn rather than just be into gaming.

Didj specification

  • Processor: 393 MHz

  • Display: 320x240 resolution

  • One 24-bit 2D layer (no hardware acceleration)

  • One 16-bit 3D layer

  • One YUV video layer (no hardware acceleration)

  • Graphics: API OpenGL ES 1.1--A reduced instruction set version of OpenGL for embedded systems

  • Main RAM: 32 MB DDRI 131 MHz

  • NAND Flash: 256MB for data storage/download content

  • Media Cartridge: 64MB

  • System Software: Brio--Firmware is built on an abstraction layer called Brio to make OS and hardware transparent to developers. This means all software must be ported to Brio to run on this device.

  • Screen LCD: 3.2 inches, 16.7-Million Color TFT
  • No Wi-Fi connection available

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A TOURIST GUIDE TO CHENNAI- CHENNAI CITI CENTER


Chennai Citi center is an upmarket mall located in Dr.RadhaKrishnan Salai(Road) at Mylapore which is just half a Kilometer distance from the Marina Beach. The Size of the Citi Center is as big as one Phase of the SPENCER PLAZA. It is one of the finest and Modern structures of the developing CHENNAI CITY.

One can find only Big brands to take up space in this mall- Louis Phillipe, Genesis, Titan, Sony World, Pepe Jeans, Van Heusen, Peter England in addition to two Giant Stores - LAND MARK and LIFE STYLE that occupies around 60% of the building space.

INOX, a 4-Screen Cineplex is also Located in this mall thus making it as one of the finest multiplexes in the Chennai City. At the top floor is located an Exclusive food mall with fine dinning Restaurants like KFC, CHAVVY, BENZARONG and ZING all have set up a branch in this mall. Restaurants like SANGEETHA, GANGOTREE, RATNA CAFE attracts the Local Residents. There is a Children Play Zone that is located adjacent to the Food Mall.

HOW TO GET THERE?Chennai Citi Center is Well connected by both Road and Railways. Nearest RailHead is Light House Railway Station which is located in the Chennai Beach Jn to Velachery MRTS Route and the Nearest Bus Stop is Kalyani Hospital. Ample Car and Two Wheeler Parking Space is available in the Mall.

Monday, February 11, 2008

NINTENDO WII USED IN HOSPITALS?


Surprised by the title? Yes, its true. Doctors are using Nintendo WII to improve the health condition of patients(patients think it as a source of entertainment, but doctors know it's for therapy). The secret of WII lies in the very motion sensitive sensors that requires a lot of body movements. These body movements actually exercises their muscles(looks like WII extends beyond just gaming). while paying, people have to stretch their muscles and respond quickly thus the patients exercise both there mind and body( the best part is people really enjoy this therapy).

Doctors call this process 'WIIHABLITATION', Usually doctors find it difficult to motivate their patients to exercise on a regular basis. Now they are really amazed by the commitment of the patients to get well (thanks to the gaming addiction). I wish doctors in India too would try this.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

CLINICAL INDIA DISPATCHES AUSTRALIA TO THE JAWS OF DEFEAT


India beat Australia by a whooping 5 wickets victory at MCG in a low scoring Match. Its their first Win against Australia at MCG after a long gap of 22 years. Australia, after winning the toss elected to Bat First. But everything went in INDIA's way. Australia had its Bad luck immediately after the match had started when Gilchrist was wrongly adjudged as LBW for 0.

After some Blitzkrieg by HAYDEN off the Young ISHANT SHARMA in the 4th over for 18runs, nothing went correct for the Aussies. A resurgent Ishanth Sharma in his next spell accounted for the all set Batsman HAYDEN & the dangerous Ricky Ponting. Australia's scorecard read as 52 for 3 after 8 overs and they were desperately in want of a Big Partnership. On the other hand, India managed to get Wickets in regular intervals. Penetrating Bowling and Tigrish fielding of the Young Indian side reduced Australia to 92 for 6 after 26 overs. A recovery partnership between LEE & HUSSEY made Australia look like to float past the 200 runs mark befor Pathan had accounted for LEE. Hussey unbeaten on 65 ran out of partners as the Australian innings collapsed for 159 all out in 43.1overs.

Indian innings started off with a Cheeky Boundary from Sehwag off Brett Lee. Australia got an early break through when Bracken trapped Sehwag infornt of the wicket. Pathan came in as a surprise one down batsman to add a vital 36 runs parnership with Sachin Tendulkar. The little master made some excellent strokes off Lee's delivery on his way to a match saving 44. Bad luck continued to torment the Aussies when the Umpire Koertzen ruled out the slimmest edge of Sachin Tendulkar off Stuart Clark's delivery caught by the keeper GILCHRIST.

When India were going good at 89 for 2, suddenly a collapse bating triggered in the Indian line-up when Brett Lee castled Gambhir with a short-ball. India suddenly were reeling at 102 for 5. India's youngest batting star Rohit sharma and captain M.S.Dhoni made sure that INDIA reached home safely after an unbroken 58 Runs partnership between them. Ishant Sharma deservedly received the man of the match award for his carrier best of 4 wickets for 38 runs to set up an emphatic Indian Victory at MCG after 22 years..

Saturday, February 9, 2008

OOVOO VS SKYPE


Oovoo released software which allows the user to record chats and even share them in sites like Youtube. It’s expected to be a tough competitor to Skype. The main advantage of this over skype is that it allows video conferencing up to 6 participants simultaneously.(Skype allows only 2)
This is available for windows and the company is working one for makintosh. The other striking feature is that the visual in this software is really good and the calls made for first 2 hours are absolutely free. clearly Oovoo has the edge.

What made BRETT LEE to become a great fan of SACHIN TENDULKAR?( Just for Fun)

Who is the favourite Cricketer for Brett Lee?? Easily, the answer is SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR. But what makes Lee to admire about SACHIN? Just scroll down to know more about this.........
Lethal BRETT LEE, One of the Best bowlers in the world is all set to bowl to the Master Blaster, SACHIN TENDULKAR

Hoooz!! Thats been flicked up to a Fantastic Four Runs.. Wow! What a Contest between these Two!!.

Lee is much pumped up now and steams in with a Ferocious Delivery. Oh my God!! What'z gonaa happen now????


Itz high in the air......... What a Six! What a Six! Thats a Perfect Hook shot...

Lee now realise that Sachin is not just another ordinary batsman to take charge on him..



Now comes the TEST MATCH Arena. Sachin Tendulkar to face Lee in the Bouncy AUSTRALIAN Track. Match on between these two again.....
Lee comes in with a different bowling plan against Tendulkar in an AUSTRALIAN ground that is Hostlie to every Visiting team

Oh! Poor boy Lee!! That's not the right way to bowl to Tendulkar. Lee is punished with a stylish execution of an Upper Cut by the Master Blaster.

Lee, in the Pit of agony as Sachin Tendulkar advances.

A COLLOSEUM!! A GLADIATOR!! Sachin celebrates after Scripting a sensational Century.

Realisation Dawned on Brett Lee. That's a Great Sportsmanship from a Great Bowler. He Understands what makes SACHIN TENDULKAR, a different breed of Batsman.. Now, LEE has become a great fan of our MASTER BLASTER.
Regards,
Raghavendran.S

Friday, February 8, 2008

METAL GEAR SOLID COLLECTION TO BE RELEASED SOON



Konami has revealed that Metal Gear Solid collection would be available in the market soon for just $29.99.
The collection would contain Metal Gear Solid for the PSone, MGS 2: Sons of Liberty and MGS 3: Snake Eater for the PS2. But that’s where the bad news begins; this collection will not be available in India as there is much less market for this game here. So Indian gamers would have to but the game online and pay little extra service charges. If you ask me this still is among the top most 50 games available.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

PHOTOS OF SUPERSTAR RAJNIKANTH - NDTV- INDIAN OF THE YEAR.

Twinkle Twinkle little Stars, RAJNI is our SUPERSTAR...

Some Photo clips of our Superstar Rajnikanth in NDTV- Indian of the Year Awards. Our Evergreen Superstar has bagged the award- BEST ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR-2007.





DONT SAY YES TO BLU RAY PLAYERS JUST YET


Here is a piece of advice for all those people who are planning to blu-ray players “Be patient”



  • Nearly all the available players are useless. I am very much satisfied to call them a piece of old fashion junk. New version of blue is soon to flood the market. Hence don’t be hasty, it has got many extra features.

  • They look good only on a big screen.

  • One needs to keep updating the software and the main problem faced by present blu-ray is that they can’t be updated via Ethernet.

  • There are only few movies available in blue ray. (perhaps the most important reason to stick with your good old DVD players)

  • Wait for the prices to fall.

AMERICAN NAVY TO USE RAIL GUNS


Will India become a super power in 2020? Yes, thats is a big question but the stage seems set for America to stay at the top.The U.S. Navy plans to install its new "Rail Gun" in it's ships by 2020.The secret is that the gun uses sheer kinectic energy to destroy its targets instead of explosives and the ships need not carry tons of explosives. The rail gun uses Magnetic Rails which travels at mach 5 to hit a target and this is defenitely faster than most of the fighter aircrafts available. Really cool isnt it?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

ROBOT TO FILL CAR TANKS


Dutch today displayed its pinnacle in technology when it unveiled a whopping 75,000 Euro robot which can be used for car fueling.the control systems contain advanced sensors which opens the car's flap carefully and fills the tank to the requisite amount. It's as efficient as a human.a

DISADVANTAGES
  • Since it costs 75,000 Euro per robot, implementing this project in developing countries like India will not be feasible.
  • As there are too many petrol bunks in India, again implementing them in all the petrol bunks is not possible



Monday, February 4, 2008

10 RIDICULOUS WAYS TO EARN A VALENTINE'S DATE IN 10 DAYS ( Just for Fun)


Guys, its the time of that year again for us to ignite the fire of Romance in one's life. When young Guys waiting to burst due to harmonal overload of Romance, they try using social Networking sites to find and mingle with the members of opposite sex. For the unsuccessful men who are yet to find a Perfect Partner, here are 10 ridiculous tips to earn a Date in 10 days(Valentine Day).

NOTE: Success level cannot be guaranteed

DAY-1:(February 5th)
STEP-1: Keep your body fit by regular exercise and maintain healthy diet. Remember, Girls posses a very good affinity towards a good looking and Fit Guys.

DAY-2:(February 6th)
STEP-2: Get a High paying new job. If not, Print a visiting card for yourself in the name of a great Business Magnet and so on. Keep a good stock of your Visiting Cards such that it can be given to as many girls you want.

DAY-3:(February 7th)
STEP-3: If You are sucessfull in attracting a Girl by Day-2, try to impress her by taking her to a very Big and Furnished House to make her believe that it is your Own Property. ( Better get a Job of a HOUSE BROKER or a REAL ESTATE agent)

DAY-4:(February 8th)
STEP-4: Take her to a Five-Star Hotel( Beg to arrange for the Money). Remember, you must take her in a sophisticated car. Best is to borrow your rich friend's car. ( Mind you, he will have his own plans on February 14th)

DAY-5:(February 9th)
STEP-5: Spend the full day with her. Its the best time to observe her completely. Have a cappuccino with her once in a while but not always.

DAY-6:(February 10th)
STEP-6: Now You have completely overwhelmed her. She may shoot questions like " Darling, Do you really care for me?", "Can You imagine a life without me?" and she attacks you with sentimental stuffs like "Dear, I have spent the last few hours thinking just about You", "You are indeed upsetting me". ( Be courageous my friend, better you practice Yoga to stay Calm)

DAY-7:(February 11th)
STEP-7: Now you are her Hero. Its time for you to talk to her about Marriage. Carry your Cell Phone ( Even if its validity is over) and talk loudly in the phone like "Hi Dad! Sorry, I cant accept the 10 Marriage Proposals that has come to my mail yesterday. I'm searching for my perfect match"( This must impress her very much)

DAY-8:(February 12th)
STEP-8: Its now time for You to take her to a Movie. Please make proper arrangements such that your friends call you frequently. Pick up the Phone and say " I'm Busy with my Honey. Never Mind about the $1 Million Dollar Business. Spending time with my Honey is more important to me."

DAY-9: (February 13th)
STEP-9: In the presence of your Girl Friend, talk Philosophically with a bit of emotion over the Phone to your Guy Friends( Remember, your Girl must hear your speech on the phone) like " I am looking for a girl who is not after my Physical Relationship or Wealth. I want a Girl who really cares for me."( Do not over act.)

DAY-10:( fEBRUARY 14th)
STEP-10: Today is the BIG DAY!- THE VALENTINE'S DAY. Its already 8 times that you have Dated with her. Act yourself in a Reserved and Aristrocratic manner. Now you are the Whole World to her. It's the right time for you to disclose your Love. Present her a Lovely Rose with a romantic saying of 3 words " I LOVE YOU."

(But what happens from now onwards is only in your Hands. If She agrees your love, only GOD must save you then).

Sunday, February 3, 2008

POLLOCK HEROICS PROPEL PROTEAS 5-0 SERIES WIN


South Africa beat WestIndies by a Huge margin of 8 wickets(D/L Method) to clinch the series 5-0. Veteran Paceman SHAUN POLLOCK got a dream Farewell as his fellow team-mate H.Gibbs blasted a quick fire century( 102 off 84 deliveries) and Kallis made an unbeaten 74. Pollock shared the honors of the match by scoring the Winning Runs for S.AFRICA in his Farewell match. He shared the MAN OF THE SERIES award along with his Team-Mate DUMINY.

Pollock currently has 3519 runs and 393 wickets from 303 ODIs, making him only the second player after Wasim Akram to complete the double of 3500 runs and 350 wickets in the limited-over version. He's one of the four players with over 2500 runs and 250 wickets in ODIs.


He has further established the Pollocks as the first family of South African cricket, the Legacy that had been started by his Father Peter Pollock and Uncle Greame Pollock.

ACTRESS SHRIYA SARAN TO MAKE HER DEBUT IN HOLLYWOOD


Shriya Saran, one of the leading actresses in Kollywood and SuperStar Rajnikanth’s pair in the Super Hit Movie Sivaji, is busy shooting for her first Hollywood film, titled ‘The Other End of the Line’.


The cast of the movie ‘The Other End of the Line’ includes Jesse Metcalfe, Shriya, Sara Foster and Anupam Kher. The movie is a joint venture of Adlabs and MGM. Ashok Amritraj IS THE Co-Producer and the movie is directed by James Dodson. The movie story deals with an Indian call-center employee who falls in love with a guy in SanFrancisco through her telephone conversations with him. She then travels to the country to meet him. Shriya says she just loved the storyline and her role. "It is a great project. All my co-stars are very encouraging and supportive. I work in a different system with all things planned," says Shriya.


But how did Shriya get this role? It was the RAJNIKANTH’s starrer Super Hit movie SIVAJI, that has bagged her the role. Shooting began in October 2007 and the Shooting team has completed their schedules Delhi, Mumbai and Singapore. Next, the crew proceeds to New York. The movie is expected to be released in August 2008."So far, the film has come out very well. I enjoy every moment being part of the great project," says an ecstatic Shriya

JAYA vs RAJ - TENSION IN MUMBAI


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On Sunday, Jaya Bachchan’s Samajwadi Party workers and Raj Thackeray’s MAHARASHTRA NAVNIRMAN SENA(MNS) clashed as Raj Thackeray made some controversial remarks against actor Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and North Indians.
Dadar became the epicenter of the riot when MNS and Samajwadi Party supporters activists indulged in Clashes and stone-pelting. Five cars were damaged during the clashes. It took place just outside the Venue for a rally to be organized by UNPA leader Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh’s wife and Samajwadi Party MP said the intention of starting a school, provided the MNS leader donated them the Land. Raj Thackeray accused Amitabh that he was more affiliated towards the North Indians who had helped them to reach his StarDom.
"I heard that Raj Thackeray owns huge properties in Maharashtra, in Mumbai - Kohinoor Mills. If he is willing to donate land, we can start a school in the name of Aishwarya here," said Ms.Bachchan. She also said she was unaware who Raj Thackeray was. "Bal Thackeray (Shiv Sena chief) is like a father to me and Uddhav (Sena executive president) is his son. I don't know any other Thackeray," the actress turned politician remarked.
Shiv Sena activists staged a demonstration in Delhi to protest Raj Thackeray's remarks. The clash between SP and MNS activists in Mumbai took place before the start of the rally at Shivaji Park organized by the UNPA leaders.
Some members of the clashing groups were held and security central Mumbai were beefed up, police said. The activists of both the groups gathered outside the Plaza Cinema in Dadar and later resorted to stone pelting.
The clash started after MNS workers allegedly attacked a bus carrying SP workers near Kherwadi in suburban Bandra. The police used batons to bring the situation under control and also detained seven MNS workers. After the clashes, MNS spokesperson Shishir Shinde said, "We were provoked to act the way we have"."When a rally is being organised, the party needs to make sure there are no obstructions for the traffic and pedestrians," he said."When in Maharashtra, they must act like Maharashtrians. They (referring to SP) must adopt our way like saying Mumbai and not Bambai," added Shinde.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Motorola all set to make a come back in the market



Eventhough The company had made a rock solid mark in the market with its Razr V3 in late, it has been struggling to regainregain the market and had reported a heavy decline in the 3rd quarter profits.so motorola has planned a comeback and revealed that it would consider reviewing its structural alignment.they fell the new look would give them a considerable advantage over others.Let’s see whether they bounce back or not.

SOHAIB AKTHAR is a Great Fan of SUPERSTAR RAJNIKANTH



This is the posture of SUPERSTAR RAJNIKANTH in his movie BABA. His Mudhra ( Finger Symbol) not only drew the attention of his fans in India but also WorldWide. How come Rajnikanth's movie impressed the Pakistani Fast Bowler SOHAIB AKTHAR?? Well, Scroll Down to find out the answer.









SOHAIB AKTHAR, the BABA RAJNI(KANTH) Follower


This is how SOHAIB has been impressed by the EverGreen SuperStar Rajnikanth.
( !!Rajni Rockz!!)


Friday, February 1, 2008

TRANSFORMERS (2007)


I am yet to see the movie so all i knew about this film is that its about the Aliens who can change their shape, can camouflage and do many other things which are very creative
Earth is chosen as the battlefield for a final battle.
These devious forces try to take over the earth and the movie is all about how the young hero, Sam prevents this from happening.

INDIA - MEN IN BLUE BEATEN BLACK AND BLUE




It could be best described as the catastrophic performance by India ever in twenty-twenty history and I bet this match will haunt the Indian side for many days to come.. Aussies have again proved their Home ground dominance by thrashing India despite the fact that there was no assistance from the pitch. Indian batsman just threw their wickets against the bowling attack of the Aussies, clearly showed the unprofessional performance of the Young players in the INDIAN side.


Without the senior players like Sachin, Sourav, Dravid, Lakshman and Kumble, India looked like a MINNOWs team packed with a bunch of Rookie Players. Further, the absence of Yuvraj Singh rubbed salt in the wounds.
India being bowled out for a humble 74, could do nothing but to watch the Australians take their revenge on them. Their Batting made a real mockery of the Indian bowling attack.


Great hopes on Virender Sehwag broke down when he became the first victim of a brilliant fielding made by Clarke and dark clouds began to loom over Indians when they lost their 2nd wicket -Gautam Gambir, when he fell cheaply for 9. The wickets fell in a quick succession and at no point were INDIA in the game. Dhoni yet again failed to perform. Pathan showed some resistance with a sensible knock of 26 runs. It looked like he was fighting for a dying cause before he too nicked one to Gilchrist and India were all out for 74 Runs in just 17.3 overs. (India really missed the in-form sachin tendulkar though I wouldn’t know how much of a difference he would have made).


We witnessed some tremendous fielding from the Aussies and full credit to them. The all time 20-20 match saviours Robin Uthappa and Rohit Sharma too couldn't contribute to their side. Dinesh Karthik has failed yet again. In short, the Indian batting was Pathetic and we were bowled out for a mere 74 in just 17.3 overs.

Australia got off to a flyer as Adam Gilchrist (25) and Michael Clarke (31 not out) made no mistake in dispatching the Indian bowling right from the first over. They showed no mercy and even though the required run rate was low they were determined to dominate the Indians. Clarke batted well and deservingly was awarded the Man of the Match.

Today India displayed how not to bat and how not to bowl. Yes that’s what they taught the world today. It will be Gilchrist's final international 20-20 series.Good Bye Gilli- from the 20-20 International circuit - and thank you for the entertainment.