Saturday, November 28, 2009


Chennai’s top designer, Sidney Sladen, held a big bash at the Taj Coromandel on November 21 to celebrate his birthday. A theme party, the guests had to be dressed like royalty from the Tudor period of British history.  Ajith and his wife Shalini, who never attends parties, made an exception for Sidney and came dressed in Tudor clothing. Trisha, Sangeetha, Ramya Krishnan, K.S.Ravikumar also attended the party.

Friday, November 27, 2009


India won the test match today by an innings and144 runs against Srilanka. India records its 100 th test match win. Also India now moves to no:1 spot in world test cricket. India achieved their biggest victory against Sri Lanka and in the process clinched their 100th Test win on the fourth day of the second Test in Kanpur. India's previous best against their neighbors was a victory by an innings and 119 runs in 1994 and they bettered that record with ease today. Thilan Samaraweera hit an assured fifty to provide some resistance but it was always going to be just a matter of time before India wrapped up the game.The only question at the start of the day was how long Sri Lanka will delay the inevitable and though they looked to be positive, adding 149 runs in the first session, India kept picking up wickets at regular intervals. Samaraweera was involved in two fighting partnerships with Prasanna Jayawardene and Ajantha Mendis, which not only proved that the pitch wasn't bad but also showed the top order in poor light.
Samaraweera proceeded to stitch together a 61-run partnership with Prasanna who, much like in the first innings, flattered to deceive. He was looking good with his cuts and sweeps but was cleaned up by a fine off break from round the stumps from Harbhajan Singh. It drifted away and broke back in but Prasanna left a big bat-pad gap and was bowled. Muttiah Muralitharan indulged himself with a typical hit-and-giggle knock filled with slog sweeps but fell, going for yet another big hit.
Samaraweera, who then added 73 runs with a determined Ajantha Mendis to frustrate India, was rarely troubled during his stay, the highlight of which was a whippy on-drive to a delivery on off and middle stump line from Sreesanth. He has had a stellar 2009 and he played yet another pleasing knock. He rarely looked hurried, tackled the spinners and seamers well and unfurled many pleasing on drives. The caravan now moves to Mumbai for the third Test that starts on December 2.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


"I first met him at the Mumbai airport when he returned from his first tour of England in 1990, after scoring his maiden Test ton. In fact, when I first saw him at the airport, I didn't even know who he was. It was purely by accident!" Anjali, who married Tendulkar in 1995, said. "I was there to pick up my mother and Sachin was arriving with the Indian team. That's where we saw each other for the first time... we had a courtship of five years and got married in 1995. We had got engaged a year before that in 1994 and that was in New Zealand," she said in a published interview."I think what he liked about me was that I knew nothing about cricket when I first met him. But then, me being me, I read everything about the game. I came to know all the fielding positions but he doesn't like me discussing cricket at home. But at times when he is low or upset, I do talk to him about cricket. Again, it's not the game but things related to it that we discuss," she said.

On whether Tendulkar's fame had come in the way of getting the simple pleasures like a movie, Anjali recalled how the batting great had to come in disguise to watch a movie during their courtship."... We had gone to see the movie Roja. I was studying medicine then and a couple of my friends planned. Sachin did try telling me that it would be difficult but I insisted that he come along. To make sure nobody recognised him, we even got him a beard. He wore specs as well and we went in late. We watched the first half of the film, but during the interval, Sachin dropped his specs and people immediately recognised him. It was a bit of disaster and we were forced to leave halfway," she told a newspaper in an interview. Anjali gave up her promising medical career to be Tendulkar's "biggest support" and after 14 years of marriage, she doesn't regret her decision one bit. "Though I loved every moment of my studying days and my days at the government hospital, it then came to a stage when I realised that I could not be married to Sachin and also have a full-time career. It wasn't possible because he depends on me for almost everything. It was my decision. I thought I should be at home with him and make everything perfect for him," she recalled.

"In his childhood, brother Ajit did everything for Sachin, sacrificing his own interests. I thought I should do the same. Besides, mine would not have been a 9 to 5 job. I'm a paediatrician, so if there's a patient calling me or someone admitted at odd hours, I have to make myself available", she said. "With Sachin not around and me with two kids at home, it wouldn't have been possible. I took a decision and I have never, ever regretted it," Anjali said. Tendulkar completes 20 years of international cricket on Sunday and Anjali said she still can't stop herself from getting tensed when he comes out to bat, so much so that she doesn't even get up to take a phone call when he is at the crease. "Actually, I have one particular spot in the house from where I can watch TV and also keep an eye on my Ganpati (Ganesha). I don't eat. I don't answer phones. I don't drink. I don't even move. I don't reply to any sms until he's out," she said.

Nineteen years of knowing the cricketer India worships, Anjali said she has learnt to deal with the pulls and pressures that come with being his better half. "For me, it's very easy because I've known Sachin for 19 years now. I understand him so well. So whether I am his girlfriend or his wife, it's the same thing, just an extension of that bond. I don't find it very difficult and I'm used to it. "Maybe, it's also because I've not known any other person in my life except Sachin. Of course, there are many challenges and difficulties to being his wife but the whole family, including my children, has learnt to deal with it," she said. But Anjali wishes that Tendulkar doesn't have to spend so much time away from his home and two young children.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


The wait is finally over for all vijay fans and the good news is that Vettaikaran will be roaring soon in the screens. Sun Pictures who has acquired Vettaikaran movie rights, has now confirmed that the film will hit screens during Christmas on December 18. Vettaikaran which has Vijay as well as Anushka in the direct function as well as presented by Sun Pictures will punch the screens on 18th December. Babu Shivan has bound for this achievement leaning film. M Balasubramaniam as well as Gurunath have produced this motion representation underneath the standard A V M Productions. The legend is on the subject of the hero who hunts the anti social fundamentals.

The accomplishment sequences in this motion picture will be a large amount vocal because of its modernization. Behind elongated time Salim Ghouse has donned the villain function in this movie. This motion picture has been awarded a U/ A Certificate by the Censor Board. Vettaikaran counting starts.....
Vettaikaran rocks!!!!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Group A: Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Canada and Kenya

Group B: India, South Africa, England, West Indies, Bangladesh, Ireland and Netherlands.


Sat 19       1st match - Bangladesh v India           Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Sun 20       2nd match - Sri Lanka v Canada        MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Sun 20       3rd match - New Zealand v Kenya      Venue TBC

Mon 21     4th match - Australia v Zimbabwe         Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

Tue 22       5th match - England v Netherlands        Vidarbha Cricket Association, Nagpur

Wed 23      6th match - Pakistan v Kenya                Venue TBC

Thu 24       7th match - South Africa v West Indies   Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi

Fri 25        8th match - Australia v New Zealand       Vidarbha Cricket Association, Nagpur

Fri 25        9th match - Bangladesh v Ireland             Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Sat 26       10th match - Sri Lanka v Pakistan           Venue TBC

Sun 27       11th match - India v England                  Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Mon 28     13th match - Canada v Zimbabwe           Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground (old), Nagpur

Mon 28     12th match - West Indies v Netherlands   Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi


Tue 01      14th match - Sri Lanka v Kenya      Venue TBC

Wed 02    15th match - England v Ireland        M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Thu 03      16th match - South Africa v Netherlands Punjab Cricket Association,Chandigarh

Thu 03      17th match - Pakistan v Canada     Venue TBC

Fri 04       19th match - Bangladesh v West Indies Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Fri 04      18th match - New Zealand v Zimbabwe Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

Sat 05     20th match - Sri Lanka v Australia    Venue TBC

Sun 06     21st match - India v Ireland          M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Sun 06    22nd match - South Africa v England MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Mon 07   23rd match - Canada v Kenya Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi

Tue 08    24th match - Pakistan v New Zealand Pallekele, Kandy

Wed 09   25th match - India v Netherlands   Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi

Thu 10    26th match - Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Pallekele, Kandy

Fri 11    27th match - West Indies v Ireland   Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh

Fri 11      28th match - Bangladesh v England  Chittagong Divisional Stadium, Chittagong

Sat 12      29th match - India v South Africa   Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

Sun 13     30th match - New Zealand v Canada  Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Sun 13     31st match - Australia v Kenya        M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Mon 14   33rd match - Bangladesh v Netherlands  Chittagong Divisional Stadium, Chittagong

Mon 14   32nd match - Pakistan v Zimbabwe      Pallekele, Kandy

Tue 15    34th match - South Africa v Ireland     Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Wed 16   35th match - Australia v Canada       M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Thu 17     36th match - England v West Indies    MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Fri 18       38th match - Ireland v Netherlands      Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Fri 18        37th match - Sri Lanka v New Zealand   Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Sat 19       39th match - Pakistan v Australia        R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Sat 19        40th match - Bangladesh v South Africa  Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Sun 20       41st match - Zimbabwe v Kenya        Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Sun 20       42nd match - India v West Indies    MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Wed 23     1st Quarter Final - TBD v TBD    Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Thu 24       2nd Quarter Final - TBD v TBD     R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Fri 25       3rd Quarter Final - TBD v TBD        Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Sat 26      4th Quarter Final - TBD v TBD      Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

Tue 29      1st Semi Final - TBD v tbd             R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Wed 30    2nd Semi Final - TBD v TBD       Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh


Sat 02         The Final - TBD v TBD      


Rains are getting severe in TamilNadu because of  low pressures in the Bay Bengal. In chennai more than 17 cm of rain has been recorded. Even in the South rains are severe for the past two days.Many low lying areas are flooded and the people have been moved to safer places. TamilNadu Government has declared leave for schools today . Schools in nilgiris, theni, karaikal, trichy, tiruvannamalai, kanayakumari,ooti, coimbatore, ramanathapuram, dindigul, tirupur, sivagangaihave been declared leave tomorrow by the TamilNadu Government. The Pondicherry Government also has declared leave for all schools and colleges today in pondicherry. Bharathiyar University has also declared leave today. Tha colleges affiliated to this university also has been declared leave. The exams are expected to be postponed on a later date.Due to heavy rains in ooty, 8 people have been reported to be dead.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar rated his 175 against Australia here Thursday as one of the best knocks of his career. Tendulkar scored 175 off 141 ball, enroute to his record 17,168 runs, but couldn't prevent India from losing the fifth ODI to Australia by three runs. 'I thought we started off really well then lost wickets. Suresh (Raina) and I had a good partnership but in the end, it was disappointing. The pressure to keep scoring runs was there and we took it very close. But I feel it was one of my best knocks,' said Tendulkar, who was adjudged as the Man of the Match. The batting maestro praised Raina for playing a strokefilled run-a-ball that got India close while chasing 351 to win. On his personal milestone of crossing 17,000 runs, Tendulkar said: 'I care about playing for India, it's a passion and I have been absoloutely honoured to play for India so long.'
Australian captain Ricky Ponting also applauded Tendulkar for playing one of the best knocks in his 20-year-old career. 'It was one of the amazing games and certainly one of the best innings ever from Sachin. Sachin didn't play many bad shots today!

Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad today lavished praise on batting great Sachin Tendulkar and said the young cricketers in the sub-continent should follow his example if they are serious about carving out a career in cricket.Miandad was all praise for the Tendulkar, who completed 17,000 ODI runs in the fifth one-day international against Australia at Hyderabad today."I think the way Tendulkar has handled his career and lasted for so long, keeping his passion for runs alive, is a lesson for budding young cricketers in Pakistan and India," Miandad said."Youngsters should adopt Tendulkar as their role model if they want to progress in the sport," he added.Miandad said he admired the way Tendulkar had kept his hunger alive for runs despite having such a long career.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Due to two low pressures in the Bay of Bengal Tamilnadu receives heavy rainfall. Trichy, tuticorin (thoothukudi),velankanni and other states in the south receives very heavy  rainfall from the past 24 hours. In chennai it has been  raining continuously from the previous day night. The Meteorological Dept. has predicted very heavy heavy rainfall in Tamilnadu for the next 24 hours. So the TN Govt. has declared leave for schools and colleges in trichy, tuticorin, velankanni, thiruvallur, kancheepuram, pudukottai, ramanathapuram, tirunelveli. Even in chennai, the mayor announced leave for  municipality schools

Monday, November 2, 2009


Nokia  E71 is the successor of E61 and E61i but has very good form factor compared to both of it’s predecessors.E71 is a slimmest QWERTY phone from Nokia .It is one of the best phone which provides both business and entertainment features into it.It’s design has removed any doubt in the craftmanship from Nokia. It has slim , sleek ,and stylish design with robust build quality.It has all the wireless features a phone can have (including 3G) and also the battery life is very very good.It is one of the best smart-phone at a very competitive price.It comes fully equipped for easy-to-install and easy-to-use professional and personal email using Microsoft Exchange.The Nokia E71 has a large battery backup of around 10 hours. The Nokia E71 costs in India for Rs.16,300 and is available at all major mobile stores

It has following main features:

  • Quad-band GSM support
  • 3G with HSDPA 3.6Mbps support
  • 2.36-inch 16M color display of QVGA resolution
  • Comfortable full QWERTY keypad
  • Convenient business-minded shortcut keys
  • Symbian 9.2 OS, S60 UI with FP1 (topped with some FP2 goodies)
  • 369 MHz ARM 11 CPU and 128 MB of SDRAM
  • Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS receiver, A-GPS
  • 3.15 megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash
  • 110 MB of internal memory, microSD expansion, ships with a 2GB card
  • Slimmest smartphone to-date, slimmest Wi-Fi and/or GPS handset to-date
  • Stainless steel casing
  • Standard 2.5mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP support
  • microUSB v2.0
  • FM radio
  • Remote Wipe
  • Provider-independent VoIP support
  • Infrared port
  • Great battery life
  • Office document editor

.Comparison of Nokia E63 Vs Nokia E71

  • The newly announced E63 lacks GPS whereas the E71 has the GPS feature.
  • The newly announced E63 has 2 megapixel camera(no autofocus) whereas the Nokia E71 has 3.2 megapixels camera(autofocus)
  • The Nokia E63 has more plastic colured body as opposed to the metal body of E71.The front is a metallic-finish, whilst the back cover is a soft-touch finish – both attract far few fingerprints than the E71’s.
  • The E63 is nearly identical in dimensions to the E71 except for the depth – the E63 is around 1.5 times the depth of the E71.
  • The E63 has a 3.5mm jack on top versus the E71’s 2.5mm jack on the side.  This appears to be the first E-series to have a standard headphone socket – something normally saved for N-series.
  • The E63 has no side buttons for volume or voice recording.  It’s also missing the E71’s IR window.
  • The E63 has a revised keyboard layout, adding a ‘/’ button on the lower row, shortening the space bar.
  • The E63 appears to have a slightly smaller dimension screen although it is the same 320 by 240 pixels as the E71.
  • The E63 does not support HSDPA data in all models.
  • The E63 has the same 110 MB internal memory, but is shipped without an additional memory card (although a slot to add one is present).
  • The E63 adds a flashlight function that allows the camera’s LED flash to be used as a torch.
  • The E63 lacks the E71’s faux-leather slip case.