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Posted: 05 June 2013 at 8:36pm | IP Logged

In Pictures: A disappointed LK Advani quits BJP, explores other options

After a brief hiatus, veteran BJP leader, LK Advani, once again trained his guns on the BJP in his blog, where he slammed the party's central leadership for its "opportunistic handling" of former Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurappa. The blog post triggered a sequence of unreal events that our ace photographer, Atul Baskarbe, once again managed to capture:





















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Posted: 06 June 2013 at 5:14am | IP Logged

Dhanush, 29, believes that he is a normal person like everybody else, who has made mistakes and has regrets. But he is confident that he has not hurt anybody else consciously, and has not wanted others to not do well. He is emotional and deeply sensitive. He is happy that as an actor, he can trust easily and gets betrayed easily as he needs it. He is extremely focused and believes in the energy of Shiva. Ahead of his first Bollywood film 'Raanjhanaa', he talks to TOI about his best friend Sonam Kapoor, the only 'white' human being in his life, Aanand L Rai, and why Ilaiyaraaja will always remain his favourite music director. Excerpts:

How did you get into films?
We were basically from a poor family and most of our childhood was spent in longing only. My parents came to Chennai just before I was born so that my father, who was earlier a worker in a mill in the village, could find a job. We were so poor that my mother had to run a family of six with 15 a day. We did not have a healthy diet and did not grow up on Cerelac and Farex. We survived many a time on curd rice from neighbours. Through his friends, my father joined as an assistant director and assisted for 15 years, after which he became a director. I was the youngest in my family and was given the least importance. My mother is most attached to my brother because she has the feeling that she could not provide him anything. By the time I was born, at least I got a meal and a half a day, but he sometimes got only water. When I was in Class XI, my father got to direct my first film, which had six school kids in it. The lead guy dropped out at the last minute. I was in school and 16 at that time and fit the role perfectly, so my family convinced me over a period of one week to take it up. The film did well, but I was not offered roles as I did not look star material. All the other five kids who were there with me in the film, got work but I did not. I kept blaming my father for pulling me out of my studies. My second film Kadhal Kondaen was directed by my brother Selvaraghavan that turned me overnight into a star.

Who are you most attached to?
I am most attached to my two sons —Yatra (six-years-old) and Linga (three- years-old). Yatra means pilgrimage and Linga because I am a Shiv bhakt. While I do not believe in idol worship, I believe in energy. For me, that one energy is Shiv. Down South, you are not allowed to touch the idol. This was new for me at the Kashivishawanath temple in Banaras and the experience of the arti in the evening was brilliant. Every man plays many roles. So far, I have played father the best.

How did you meet your wife Aishwarya Rajinikanth?
At the first day's show of my film Kadhal Kondaen, we as a family went to watch it. By the interval, we were all hugging each other as we knew it would be a hit. Once the film was over, I was about to leave when the cinema owner introduced me to Rajinikanth sir's daughtersAishwarya and Soundarya. We just said hi to each other and left. The next day, Aishwarya sent me a bouquet saying, 'Good work. Keep in touch'. I just took that very seriously. She is two years older to me and we got married two years later after we met.

Did the fact that Aishwarya was Rajinikanth's daughter attract you to her?
I don't see her like that. I like her simplicity. If you think her father is simple, meet Aishwarya. She is 100 times simpler than her father. She treats everybody as an equal and can be friends with anybody. But I also like that she is extremely complicated. She is a good mother to my sons and is bringing them up extremely well.

Did you have an affair before Aishwarya?
When I was in Class XI, there was a girl whom I loved. I think until now, she is the only girl I have loved, but she dumped me. We loved each other and being 29 today, I know that it was not a high school crush. It lasted only one year and then she went to the US for her studies and I came into films. Once I came into films, I could not concentrate in studies and failed in +2. She needed to make a practical choice and I never ever blame her as I think she made the right choice. We are still in touch on mail with each other once in a while and I know that she will always feel happy for me.

How does it feel to be the son-in-law of Rajinikanth?
There is this space we give each other and have mutual respect. Our relationship is normal and respectful. If he likes a film one does not have to be his son-in-law or anything. No matter who you are, he will pick up the phone, come on line and appreciate your work. After Kadhal Kondaen, one of his guys spoke to me and called me to his farmhouse. He wanted to tell me that he appreciated my work and really liked it. As a person, he is as he is known to the world. There is no different side to him. I have always been a fan of his and still am. Anything can change in my life, but the fact that I am his fan will not change.

What do you feel about the idea of fans creating temples of their favourite stars in the South?
It is absolutely wrong and it should not happen. It is a waste of money and life. It also disrespects the energy of God. 

Would you like to direct?
If Raanjhanaa did not happen, I would have directed my first film. I had finalised my script and cast for the film, but then Aanand L Rai gave me a 20-minute brief on the film and I understood what he meant and just knew I had to do it. Now, I don't know when direction will happen.

Does failure break you down?
No, because I have nothing to lose and am secure and confident. I know my pluses and minuses and know what I am capable of or not. I just want to live up to the expectations of my directors and my sons. Right now, I have been away from my sons for a while and they just expect me to be around them that I have not been able to.

You are staying with your Raanjhanaa director Aanand L Rai in his house while you are dubbing in Mumbai. That's unusual?
He is straight as an arrow and is extremely positive. He can only think good for everybody, even if someone harms him. In my personal life till date, he is the only 'white' human being I have met. Others are all grey.

Do you see yourself making a shift to Bollywood?
I don't see the industry. I only see the film and North vs South films. I will do any good film irrespective of the language it is in.

Sonam considers you her good friend. What is she like?
There are these two Sonams. I can easily say she is my best friend in the industry. She took a lot of care and effort to make me comfortable. She was really patient when I spoke wrong Hindi on the set. You have to pass through one Sonam to understand the other Sonam and know how beautiful she is. And, I am not talking about her physical beauty. She is straight-forward and transparent and will tell you what is right or wrong. If she likes someone, she will go to any extent for that person.

Kolaveri Di made you a household name in India. Was that a fluke or music has a role in your life?
I do a lot of music down South. I write lyrics and sing Tamil songs and have a lot of interest in music right from my childhood. I can see everything with only a background score. If there is no music, I will perish. While I have not learnt music, I can play the tune that comes into my head on the keyboard.

You are doing now two films with AR Rahman — Raanjhanaa and Mariyaan. Who is your favourite music composer?
Ilaiyaraaja is my most favourite music director. His music was my lullaby, his music was my food, his music was my childhood, his music was my first love, his music was my failure, his music was my first kiss, my first love failure, my success... he is in my blood.

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Posted: 11 June 2013 at 11:29pm | IP Logged
Mail sent by Narayan Murthy to all Infosys staff:

1-If you are working more than 9 hr then dont need to join Infosys.

2-If you are working on saturday and sunday dont join infosys (for IT).

3-Whatever time define in your task complete within time.

Fire all people who fall in criteria 1,2,3.

It's half past 8 in the office but the lights are still on' PCs still running, coffee machines still buzzing' And who's at work? Most of them ??? Take a closer look'

All or most specimens are ?? Something male species of the human race'

Look closer' again all or most of them are bachelors'

And why are they sitting late? Working hard? No way!!! Any guesses??? Let's ask one of them' Here's what he says' 'What's there 2 do after going home'Here we get to surf, AC, phone, food, coffee that is why I am working late'Importantly no bosss!!!!!!!!!!!'

This is the scene in most research centers and software companies and other off-shore offices.

Bachelors 'Passing-Time' during late hours in the office just bcoz they say they've nothing else to do' Now what r the consequences'

'Working' (for the record only) late hours soon becomes part of the institute or company culture.

With bosses more than eager to provide support to those 'working' late in the form of taxi vouchers, food vouchers and of course good feedback, (oh, he's a hard worker'.. goes home only to change..!!). They aren't helping things too'

To hell with bosses who don't understand the difference between 'sitting' late and 'working' late!!!

Very soon, the boss start expecting all employees to put in extra working hours.

So, My dear Bachelors let me tell you, life changes when u get married and start having a family' office is no longer a priority, family is' and That's when the problem starts' b'coz u start having commitments at home too.

For your boss, the earlier 'hardworking' guy suddenly seems to become a 'early leaver' even if u leave an hour after regular time' after doing the same amount of work.

People leaving on time after doing their tasks for the day are labelled as work-shirkers'

Girls who thankfully always (its changing nowadays' though) leave on time are labelled as 'not up to it'. All the while, the bachelors pat their own backs and carry on 'working' not realizing that they r spoiling the work culture at their own place and never realize that they would have to regret at one point of time.

So what's the moral of the story??
* Very clear, LEAVE ON TIME!!!
* Never put in extra time ' unless really needed '
* Don't stay back unnecessarily and spoil your company work culture which will in turn cause inconvenience to you and your colleagues.

There are hundred other things to do in the evening..

Learn music'..

Learn a foreign language'

Try a sport' TT, cricket'''..

Importantly,get a girl friend or boy friend, take him/her around town'

* And for heaven's sake, net cafe rates have dropped to an all-time low (plus, no fire-walls) and try cooking for a change.

Take a tip from the Smirnoff ad: *'Life's calling, where are you??'*

Please pass on this message to all those colleagues and please do it before leaving time, don't stay back till midnight to forward this!!!



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Posted: 13 June 2013 at 2:14am | IP Logged
What Indian advertisements taught me.???

1. Kareena has dandruff problem, Katrina has dry hair problem, Shilpa has hairfall problem and Priyanka has chip-chip.

2. If you've a hot wife, make sure your neighbor doesn't use a deodorant in your absence.

3. Your complexion is more important than your qualifications.

4. If there is no salt in your kitchen you can use Toothpaste.

5. Every second oral care brand is No. 1 and recommended by every dentist in India!!!

6. If your daughter is not Ready to Get married, take her to a jewelry/textile shop.

7. Only reason why men use deodorant is to get girls.

8. Most colas cure all kinds of phobias. You will be close to a superman, if you drink these regularly!!

9. All superstars are so poor that they prefer to risk life for a cool drink than to purchase it for Rs:10

10. The special effects in shampoo ads are greater than special effects in Avatar.

11. Fruit content in shampoo and soap is more than fruit content in 99% of juices.

12. Amul has better satirical cartoonists than people who make better milk products.

13. Most people buy vehicles to travel in bad roads but complain about roads in India.

14. You can't eat Dairy Milk Silk without spreading it all over you face.

15. Nobody uses motorbikes for commuting, its only to pick up girls.

16. All soaps kill 99.9% of germs.

17. People believe that Bacardi makes music CD's and Directors special/Kingfisher make mineral water.

18. The only time mothers and daughters talk to each other, it's usually about hair oil.

19. No matter what kind of expert one is, he'll always wear a white laboratory coat.

source: Internet

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Posted: 17 June 2013 at 2:38am | IP Logged

Boy, 11, fathers child to woman, 36

Wellington: An 11-year-old New Zealand boy was reported Saturday to have fathered a child with the 36-year-old mother of a school friend, raising questions on why women cannot be charged with rape in the country.Ouch

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Posted: 21 June 2013 at 10:01am | IP Logged
This is heart-warming..

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Posted: 22 June 2013 at 1:08am | IP Logged
Never Give up!

^Definition of a true champion...

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