My favorite movie

Like a typical male, I like action movies and thrillers. Watching an action movie like “The dark Knight” or a thriller like “Saw” is a fascinating experience. But my favorite film is more of an action drama directed by the same man who directed the dark knight. Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” is the best film I could have ever watched.



Memento’s desi version, “Ghajini” is raking the box-office but it is nowhere near the original one. It was such a great film and is worth watching for its extraordinary screenplay. A lay film-goer will find it difficult to understand the movie but the film is worthy DVD collection. The most astonishing part is like the protagonist of the film, who is suffering from short-term memory loss , we are also able to test our memory because of the the movie is done. You could understand a particular scene only if you are able to recollect and relate it with a scene which came 15 minutes back…


The Hatred towards muslims

anti-islam-7349909 Muslim people were refused to continue their travel in the Air Tran Airways from midway as one of them were alleged of discussing about issues that were a threat to security of fellow travellers. One among the Muslim family was discussing about the safest place in the plane to sit. This conversation was misunderstood by the neighbor travellers and was escalated to the pilot. Later those Muslim members were kicked off from the plane in the midway and were interrogated by the FBI agents for the conversation they had in the plane As a result of the FBI interview, they were proved of no fault. It was just a misunderstanding which had caused a serious issue this way.

Though the Airways justify that they have acted like this to ensure complete security to their customers, it’s a bitter fact that these Muslim people were racially discriminated from the other travellers. Because they had a traditional look with beards and religious dresses, they were forced to undergo the unnecessary interview by the FBI agents. I feel this act of Air Tran is definitely condemnable. The Air Tran now apologizes for the inconvenience caused by them to the Muslim family. Though the airways are now ready to compensate for their travel expenses, the Muslim family is not ready to accept the explanation. Its high time that the Airways should review its policies and stop causing irrelevant disputes in the name of security. A mountain was made out of the mole!!


Allah Rakkha Rahman (born January 6, 1966 as A. S. Dileep Kumar in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) is a Golden Globe and National Film Award winning film composer, record producer and musician. His work has garnered considerable acclaim and a large global fanbase since his career scoring film began in the early 1990s.

Working in several of India’s various film industries, international cinema and theatre, by 2003, Rahman, in a career spanning over a decade, has sold more than 100 million records of his film scores and soundtracks worldwide, and sold over 200 million cassettes[2] making him one of the world’s top 10 all-time top selling recording artists.

His first venture was malayalam movie “YODHA” which was before “ROJA”.His Soundtrack, “Roja” turned out to be the world’s 10th best soundtrack ever, as rated by Time Magazine, USA. He will compose two Mongolian songs one Japanese song for his upcoming Malayalam/Japanese Multi-Lingual movie Nairsan starring Jackie Chan & Mohanlal & also traditional songs. His acclaimed music compositions have led TIME Magazine to declare him the “Mozart of Madras” and several Tamil commentators have given him the title Isai Puyal (Musical Storm).

Rahman is the 1995 recipient of the Mauritius National Award and the Malaysian Award for contributions to music. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for his first West-End production. A four time National Film Award winner and conferred the Padma Shri from the Government of India, Rahman has received six awards for Best Music at the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and eleven awards for his scores at the Filmfare and Filmfare Awards South each. In 2006, he received an honorary award from Stanford University for contributions to global music. A 2008 Critics Choice Awards winner for Best Composer, Rahman became the first Indian national to win a Golden Globe, winning for Slumdog Millionaire in the category of Best Original Score.


Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar pronunciation, born April 24, 1973 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, is an Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. In 2002, Wisden ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time next only to Sir Donald Bradman, and the second greatest one-day international (ODI) batsman of all time next only to Sir Viv Richards. The list was later revised to make him the greatest one-day international (ODI) batsman of all time. In September 2007, Shane Warne, the world-record breaking Australian leg spinner, rated Sachin Tendulkar as the greatest player he has played with or against. Sachin Tendulkar was the only player of the current generation to be included in Bradman’s Eleven, the dream team of Sir Donald Bradman, published in his biography. He is sometimes referred to as the Little Master or the Master Blaster.

Tendulkar is the highest run scorer in both Test matches and ODIs, and also the batsman with the most centuries in either form of the game. On October 17, 2008, when he surpassed Brian Lara‘s record for the most runs scored in Test Cricket, he also became the first batsman to score 12,000 runs in that form of the game, having also been the third batsman and first Indian to pass 11,000 runs in Test cricket. He was also the first player to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, and also the first player to cross every subsequent 1000-run mark that has been crossed in ODI cricket history. In the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, Tendulkar surpassed Australia’s Allan Border to become the player to cross the 50-run mark the most number of times in Test cricket history, and also the second ever player to score 10 Test centuries against Australia, after only Sir Jack Hobbs of England more than 70 years back. Tendulkar has been honored with the Padma Vibhushan award, India’s second highest civilian award, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India’s highest sporting honor.

Sachin Tendulkar is the most prolific run scorer in one-day internationals with 16,422 runs. With a current aggregate of 12,429 Test runs, he surpassed Brian Lara‘s previous record tally of 11,953 runs as the highest run scorer in test matches in the second Test of Australia‘s 2008 tour of India in Mohali. Sachin described “It is definitely the biggest achievement in 19 years of my career” on the day he achieved the record. He also holds the record of highest number of centuries in both Test (41) and ODI cricket (42). Throughout his career, he has made a strong impact on Indian cricket and was, at one time, the foundation of most of the team’s victories. In recognition with his impact on sport in a cricket-loving country like India, Tendulkar has been granted the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India. He was also elected Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1997 and is ranked by the objective scoring method of the Wisden 100 as the second best test batsman and best ODI batsman of all time.

Tendulkar has also consistently done well in Cricket World Cups (excluding the 2007 Cricket World Cup in which India were knocked out after only 3 matches). Tendulkar was the highest run scorer of the 2003 Cricket World Cup and 1996 Cricket World Cup. Tendulkar has scored over 1000 runs in a calendar year in ODIs 7 times, and in one of these years he scored 1894 runs, easily the record for the highest number of runs scored by any player in a single calendar year for one day internationals. Tendulkar is also one of the very few players who are still playing in international cricket from the 1980s.

He has been Man of the Match 11 times in Test matches and Man of the Series 4 times, out of them twice in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. The performances earned him respect from Australian cricket fans and players.


Muntader al-Zaidi, who threw his shoes at United States President George W. Bush, says he would do it again and that he was forced to write a letter of apology after being tortured in jail, the journalist’s brother claimed on Monday.

The prime minister’s office said last week that Muntader al-Zaidi had written a letter of apology. But Mr. Uday al-Zeidi said that the letter was written against the journalist’s will.

Muntadhar al-Zeidi’s trial on charges of assaulting a foreign leader is to begin December 31, a spokesman for the Iraqi Higher Judicial Court said.

Iraqi parliament members clashed Wednesday over the detention of an Iraqi television reporter who threw his shoes at U.S. President George Bush, officials said.

Disagreement erupted after lawmakers demanded that parliament take up the issue of the detained journalist Muntader al-Zaidi, 29, who threw his shoes at Bush, just missing his head Sunday during a Baghdad press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, The New York Times (NYSE:NYT) reported.

Parliament ended Wednesday without a consensus on what action to take regarding the reporter, said a spokesman for Speaker of Parliament Mahmoud al-Mashhadani.

Al-Zaidi could be charged with assaulting a foreign head of state under the Iraqi penal code, Iraqi Central Criminal Court sources told CNN Wednesday. Al-Zaidi faces up to seven years in prison if he is charged with, and convicted of, offending the head of a foreign state, the Times reported.

Al-Zaidi met Tuesday with a judge who referred the case to trial, CNN reported. Al-Zaidi’s employer, al-Baghdadia television, confirmed the meeting took place at the reporter’s holding cell in Baghdad.

My mind in recession

The world is facing an unprecedented downturn and virtually every field is getting a blow. The crisis has engulfed many organizations and also has affected individuals. I am also one among them. Well, talking about myself, I am an engineering graduate passed out in 2008. I have been offered an offer by an IT firm having its head office in Massachusetts, USA. I don’t want to specify the name but can say that it’s derived from a Latin word meaning “excellence”. Now, this process took a long time ago, to be exact July 2007. My world did seem to have changed after that but what to say… I am still jobless and sitting at home.
For the past six months, I have witnessed what life is and how cruel it can be. It was a very difficult period and I am quite clearly feeling the changes that have happened to me. I was never a jovial type but can become chirpy and funny at times. I love being with my friends and enjoyed each and every bit of my college life. But these are all the things of past.
My confidence has taken a severe beating in the last six months. I feel my future is insecure and I find nobody to console. You could be asking why not I tried for any other job… I did not try any thing because my organization did start calling freshers from last July. Till now they have called two sets and I was informed that I would be in the next batch. Also it is very difficult to enter in to the field now as there are absolutely no openings for freshers.

On a happier note...

On a happier note...

The pressure I am undergoing is immense. Apart from my parents (that too up to an extent only) I am not helped by anybody. I am feeling alone. I get irritated by anybody who is asking “when are you going to join”. I felt let down at the thought of “being useless” as of now. All kinds of thought have come and gone. I have turned so negative that now my thought process is revolving around being “fired” even before getting in. I desperately need a job and I am praying to everyone, from obama to my ceo. And finally I believe fate would not be so cruel to me…


_45364971_jex_262219_de32-1Hamas has reasons to fight on too. Like Israel, it has dismissed the ceasefire resolution. It has demanded a ceasefire that opens all Gaza’s crossings to Egypt as well as Israel, and a halt to military action and complete pullout by the Israelis.

Israel’s aim is to stop Hamas rocket fire completely
While it can fire rockets into Israel and mortars and rifles at Israeli troops, Hamas will not consider itself beaten.

Hamas leaders in Gaza have gone underground. But based on the few messages that they have sent out from their hiding places, and statements from Hamas leaders in exile, it is possible to make some reasonable guesses about their thinking. They have an ideology of struggle, resistance and sacrifice. They could have extended the ceasefire with Israel but chose not to do so.

Hamas believed they would have to fight Israel at some time (the feeling was mutual) and it seems that they have decided that the moment has come.

Civilian deaths in Gaza are most likely seen not as reasons to stop but as a reason to go on. I can’t say for sure, but if I was able to sit with Hamas leaders, as I have done quite a bit in the last year, I think this is how their logic would go.

They might say that Israel has shown its real agenda towards Palestinians – not peace, but war and death. And they might go on to say that stopping now would betray the dead and encourage Israel to go in even harder.

The Satyam Fiasco

The worst has happened to Satyam computers. The fourth largest IT vendor in India was going through a lean period for quite sometime but what happened today was unexpected. B. Ramalinga Raju, the founder and chairman of satyam computer has quit his post along with his brother and managing director B Rama Raju. Though the resignation was inevitable following the recent aborted acquisition of Maytas infrastructure owned by Raju’s son, the admission to major financial wrong-doings and saying his last-ditch efforts to fill the “fictitious assets with real ones” through the failed acquisition has not gone down well with India Inc.
The world economy is going through turbulent times and this is really a deadly blow to our corporate structure. After this incident, the investors would think twice before handling over projects to our software companies. The weak job market will receive deadly blows and chaos will reign throughout all sectors. So what next for Satyam?
The company could face regulatory action in the US because it is listed in the New York stock exchange. It could face both civil and criminal action in USA. Already the shares of the company took a severe beating as it slid by nearly 80% in the Bombay stock exchange. The National stock exchange has decided to remove Satyam shares from January 12. The prospect of Meryll lynch taking was also ruled out.
This rude shocker must not and should not spell doom for the thriving IT industry.

End of an era

End of an era