Wednesday, January 30, 2008

'End of an ERA!!!!' - Adam Gilchrist..

Adam Gilchrist is One of my favourite cricketers .. He's one among the few cricketers, who is absolutely genuine and truly sportive!!

Born on Nov 14th 1971, he ruled over cricket for years together.. Infact, he holds a record of playing 96 test matches(at a stretch) right from his debut!! Adding to this, his test batting average is 47.60 and has 379 catches, 37 stumpings to his records!! He has contributed significantly to the team at several occassions.. One such example is the world cup 2007 finals..

The jersey doesn't matter.. The ground doesn't matter.. Gilchrist has been rocking always!! The keeper cum batsman has throbbed millions of hearts with his play..

But the disappointing fact of the day is Gilly's retirement from test cricket.. A great loss to all cricket lovers.. It is the End of a Cricketing Era!! As we say that the loss is unmatchable, so also his position in the team.. No keeper can ever replace his position and reputation..It would have been better if he had played 4 more test matches to mark his 100th match!!

With all these on one side, he has announced his ODI retirement after the tri-series.. This proves still more shocking!! We just have one series ahead to witness the legend playing!! And so, lets hope for a classic cricket from him in his upcoming few innings!!!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

India vs Belgium Hockey match!!!!

The India vs Belgium Hockey match was simply superb!!!!

I came to know about the five match test series between India and Belgium, through my friend and decided to be a part of the spectating crowd at the stadium.. The matches are held at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore and the entry for it is absolutely free!!

It seems, this series is just a warm up series for the Indians before taking the qualifying match for the Olympics.. I was there at the stadium for the first two matches.. The first one ended in a Draw with each team scoring 4 goals .. At the end of the first half, we were at a comfortable position with a 3-0 lead.. But in the second half, Belgium made a real come back and made it a draw with 4-4..
The second match was really fascinating!! The first half ended with a 0-0 but the second half proved worth watching!! At the end of the play, India won it with a 5-0 lead!! Indians Rocked!!

But one thing disturbed me at the stadium.. The very sight of only half the stadium being filled showed the unpopularity of the game.. I also heard that the salary of a hockey player is just 25000 rs per match.. Adding to it, I read in the newspaper that, the players travelled from their hotel to the stadium, using Autorickshaws!!!! This proves really pathetic....

But on the whole, we guys had real fun watching those terrific moments of the game!! And my request to all, is not to miss such an opportunity!!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bangalore Shiv Mandir

I had the opportunity of visiting Bangalore very recently and spent some two days in Bangalore.. I visited several places there and Shiv Mandir is one among them.. This temple has its own unique aspects like:
1. The giant statue of Lord Shive(65 ft. approx.)
2. The temple very much differs from the traditional ones,as it does not have any ancient sculptures, carvings etc., but still has its own sanctity..
3. A cave like thing, which depicts various forms of Lord Shiva..

The temple is located at Airport Road, behind Kemp Fort building.. Though the temple is quite some kms from the main city, it proves to be worth visiting!!

As we know, Bangalore is entitled as 'The Garden City' with its own unique gardens and other places of tourist attraction.. Now that, apart from all those gardens, this temple has become yet another place of tourist attraction..

As a whole, this temple is an asset for the city, with its own characteristic beauty!!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A.R.Rahman.... The Living Legend !!!!

A.R.Rahman.... My all time Favourite....!!

Am an ardent fan of A.R.Rahman.. Deeply inspired by his music..More than just music, he adds life to it!! According to me, he is the only musician who has expertised in all aspects of music.. He rocks in all his works like singing, composing, re-recording and so on.. In short he's MUSIC!!

A.R.'s profile:

Name: A. S. Dileep Kumar (originally) and later became A.R.Rahman (Allah Rakha Rahman)
DOB : January 6, 1966
Native: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Specialised in playing Keyboards, vocals, guitar, piano, harmonium, percussion and so on..

Here's the list of movies, composed by A.R..

Roja (1992)
Yodha (1992)
Uzhavan (1993)
Thiruda Thiruda (1993)
Pudhiya Mugam (1993)
Gentleman (1993)
Vandicholai Chinnaraasu (1994)
Super Police (1994)
Pudhiya Mannargal (1994)
Pavithra (1994)
May Madham (1994)
Kizhakku Cheemayile (1994)
Karuththamma (1994)
Kadhalan (1994)
Duet (1994)
Manitha Manitha (1994)
Bombay (1995)
Indira (1995)
Rangeela (1995)
Muthu (1995)
Love Birds (1996)
Indian (1996)
Kadhal Desam (1996)
Fire (1996)
Mr. Romeo (1996)
Anthimantharai (1996)
Minsaara Kanavu (1997)
Iruvar (1997)
Daud: Fun On The Run (1997)
Ratchagan (1997)
Mona Lisa (1997)
Vishwa Vidhaata (1997)
Jeans (1998)
Dil Se… (1998)
Earth (1998)
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna (1998)
En Swasa Kaatre (1999)
Jodi (1999)
Padayappa (1999)
Taal (1999)
Takshak (1999)
Kadhalar Dhinam (1999)
Pukar (1999)
Sangamam (1999)
Mudhalvan (1999)
Taj Mahal (2000)
Alaipayuthey (2000)
Fiza (2000) (1 song)
Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000)
Rhythm (2000)
Thenali (2000)
Zubeidaa (2000)
One 2 Ka 4 (2001)
Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
Love You Hamesha (2001)
Star (2001)
Lagaan (2001)
Parthale Paravasam (2001)
Alli Arjuna (2001)
Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Baba (2002)
Kadhal Virus (2002)
Saathiya (2002)
Udhaya (2003)
Parasuram (2003)
Boys (2003)
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (2003)
Kangalal Kaithu Sei (2003)
Tehzeeb (2003)
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2004)
Lakeer - Forbidden Lines (2004)
Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities (2004)
Aayitha Ezhuthu / Yuva (2004)
New / Nani (2004)
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa (2004) (3 songs)
Swades (2004)
Kisna - The Warrior Poet (2004) (6 songs)
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005)
The Rising - Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Anbe Aaruyire (2005)
Water (2005) (5 songs)
Rang De Basanti (2006)
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal (2006)
Varalaru - The History of the Godfather (2006)
Guru (2007)
Provoked (2007)
Sivaji: The Boss (2007)
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan (2007)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) (with Craig Armstrong)
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)..... And lot more to come!!!!!

Other than these movies, A.R has laid his hands on several albums which include Vande Mataram, Jana Gana Mana etc.. He's an asset to our nation who has proved himself to be a trend setter in the field of music..

In short he's rightly entitled
"The GOD of Music.."
Wishing him all the very best for all his future endeavours....!!!!

Sir Sachin Tendulkar!!!!

Sir Sachin Tendulkar!!!! This one sounds better..

Yet another laurel!! Yet another reason for all the Indians to feel proud of!! As we know, the present talk of the town is Gordon Brown's idea about nominating Sachin for Knighthood!! This indeed, gives all the Indians an opportunity to celebrate..

Another important aspect to be noted in this regard is that, Sachin is the first Indian sportstar to get this title!! Some of the players with this Sir title are Sir Gary Sobers, Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Richard Hadlee and Sir Don Bradman.. And now hopefully, Sachin may join this elite team..

In the words of Gordon Brown:
""I would like to see some of the great players of the modern era like Sachin Tendulkar proposed for honorary awards so the British nation can salute their achievements in these sports....."

Nevertheless, Sachin being the ICON OF CRICKET, fully deserves the title.. Lets salute the cricketing LEGEND and hope for more and more laurels to him in the days to come!!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Varanam Aayiram trailer!!!!

Varanam Aayiram trailer is here.. Simply rocking and stunning.. A sure treat for all SURYA fans..

A perfect combo of Surya, Gautham and Harris Jayaraj.. And Surya is rocking in the movie with his own stylish looks.. The supporting music in the trailer, scored by Harris is awesome.. The expectations of the movie becomes more intense with this trailer..

Some of the aspects of the trailer which every Surya fan must notice are:

1. The wide range of variations in thala's appearance..
2. Bubbly movements of Surya..
3. Rocking dance movements..
4. The most important of all, Surya's Style in the movie.. Simply superb..

With Surya and Harris on one side, the movie has a beautiful support rendered by the cinematographer on the other.. The trailer has got a pleasant back drop through out..
The various frames in the trailer depicts a rich and a pleasant work by the cameraman.. Especially those scenes with a foggy background are scintillating!!!! This aspect of the movie makes it worth watching again n again..

In short, each and every frame of the trailer is rocking!!!! Waiting to see the movie....

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Industrial Visit to Nippo Batteries!!

We had our IV to Nippo batteries at Nellore, A.P., during our 4th sem.. It was an enjoyable and a memorable one for me and all my batchmates..
We started from our place early in the morning and returned home at around 10 pm.. The firm, Nippo batteries, was full of heavy machineries that were designed for manufacturing batteries.. The entire firm was automated and everything was "worth watching" for us..
More than the firm itself, the roads that led to the place( the highways we went on) was fascinating.. Above all, we had total unlimited fun in the bus, in which we had our travel.. You ll get to know more about the time we had, by watching this video..

Since we're not allowed to take our mobiles inside the factory, we weren't able to take the pictures of the firm's inner aspects.. On the whole, we had a rocking IV, which, we guys ll never forget!!

Cherishable memories....

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Implant Training at wipro

I had the oppurtunity of attending the Implant Training at WIPRO, during my 4th sem vacation.. Thanks to my cousin for arranging the training for me.. We were 6 in our batch and had a nice time.. The training went on for 6 days, almost 8 hrs a day( 8 30 am to 4 30 pm)..!! but, Believe it or not, we never felt the boredom of attending the class for hours together..

The areas which they covered in the training includes:

1. Basic networking concepts.. And network being one of my fav areas, i just loved attending it..
2. Basic ideas of Server end operations, which included some specialised concepts like RAID tech, which was given higher importance..
3. Some basics about the Microsoft products, which inc the study of hidden XP and VISTA features..
4. They also had a session which dealt with the BPO section of WIPRO and the customised applications of their customer support section..

On the other hand, the interiors of the company was fascinating!! A comfortable place with all essentials in exact proportions!!!!

If at all, you ever get a chance of attending an IPT at wipro, dont miss it!!!!



Well, to start with, Blogging has become my area of interest in the recent times.. very recently i came to know about the various aspects of blogging.. and its ma friends who developed this interest in me.. This blog is just a begining.. Lots and lots to come.. Dont miss it!!!!!