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Monday, February 25, 2008

Kanthsamy latest update

The shooting of ‘Kanthaswamy’ turned out to be a sensational event with milk leaking from a Neem tree in the shooting spot today (Feb 25).

The shooting was held in Film City from early morning six o clock. When the unit was about to shoot a scene, they saw a wonderful sight in the nearby tree. Milk started to pour from the tree as if there was a spring of milk within the tree.

Hero Vikram, heroine Shriya, director Susi Ganesan, and others were stunned to see the unbelievable scene. The local people, who heard the news, gathered in large numbers and some of them started worshiping the tree treating it as goddess Amman.

The incident and the resultant sensation caused a delay in the shooting, which went on smoothly after a while.

The unit would soon leave to Mexico after taking a few scenes in Chennai. The mega budget film (around 40 crores), produced by Kalaipuli Thanu, is expected to be a summer release.

View the stills taken from the shooting spot.

Arsenal's Eduardo moved to London hospital

Arsenal striker Eduardo de Silva has been transferred to an unnamed London hospital to undergo further treatment on the broken leg he suffered in yesterday's Premier League match at Birmingham City.
Eduardo, the Croatia striker, last night underwent surgery at Birmingham's Selly Oak Hospital on the double compound fracture of his left leg inflicted by a tackle by Martin Taylor in the opening minutes of the 2-2 draw at St Andrews.
Immediate reaction to the injury suggested the Brazilian-born Eduardo's career was in jeopardy. At the very least he will miss the rest of the season and this summer's European Championships.

Taylor was sent-off for the third-minute challenge which saw play held up for seven minutes while medics treated the striker. The incident was deemed too disturbing for viewers by Sky television so that replays were not shown during live coverage of the match. Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger was so incensed by the tackle that he called for Birmingham defender Taylor to be banned from football for life, although he later retracted his initial thoughts.

Wenger said: "On reflection, I feel that my comments about Martin Taylor were excessive. I said what I did immediately after the game in the heat of the moment. It was a highly emotional afternoon and we were all shocked by the injury to Eduardo." The Arsenal coach's original allegations, however, were such that even Birmingham felt the need to issue their own statement to defend their own player. "The club are saddened that such a fantastic game of football has been marred by a serious injury sustained to Arsenal player Eduardo. But Martin Taylor is adamant there was no malicious intent," the statement read.
Croatia, meanwhile, are coming to terms with losing their star player for the upcoming Euro 2008 finals. Eduardo played a key role in ensuring Croatia's progress to this summer's championships and finished the qualifying campaign with 10 goals in 12 matches - the second-best goalscorer of the competition behind Northern Ireland's David Healy.

The injury has come as a huge blow to coach Slaven Bilic. However, the former West Ham player has said there are more important matters to be concerned with. He said: "This is horrible. The fact he won't play at the Euros is less important - most important is that he recovers as soon as possible and resumes his footballing career. "He is a great guy. Of course I will visit him very soon, trying to cheer him up." Croatia captain Niko Kovac, meanwhile, said he did not want to contemplate how long Eduardo could be out for, but had no sympathy for Taylor. "I can't believe this happened. Also, I can't believe such brutality still exists in football."

Croatian team doctor Zoran Bahtijarevic said: "Obviously, Eduardo won't be able to join us at the Euros, but that's least important now. As a great friend and sportsman, he will be missed until his return." Arsenal are expected to make a statement tomorrow on their player's condition but today expressed their gratitude to the staff at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The super-charged grandmother whose touch blows up kettles

or most of us, making a cup of tea is one of life's simpler tasks.

For Mavis Price, however, it is fraught with danger - because she can blow up kettles just by touching them.

The 60- year- old grandmother seems to have a freakishly high level of static electricity coursing through her body.

She estimates she has destroyed 15 kettles in the last few years. Housework has also become a problem, with 20 irons and ten vacuum cleaners biting the dust after falling foul of her apparently supercharged touch.

And her friends and family are often left with their hair standing on end after touching her.

Mrs Price says her bizarre condition also means she cannot keep a computer in her house because they go berserk at the brush of her hand.

"I am just an electrifying person really, who seems to build up an unusual amount of static," she said. "People have suggested going to the doctor, but I don't know what they would be able to do.

"It is all a bit mind-boggling really. No one has ever been able to offer me an explanation to why this happens to me. I seem to carry far more electricity than normal people.

"People can often get electric shocks just by standing next to me. My grandson sometimes tells me off for holding his hand, because he gets a short, sharp shock from me.

"It doesn't just happen at my house either. When I go to my daughter's house, the television crackles as I walk past it and people's hair stands on end by touching me or standing next to me.

"I think the only option might be to wear a diving suit, rubber gloves and wellingtons."

Widow Mrs Price says her unusual experiences began more than 50 years ago and she has been causing havoc ever since.

The retired community development worker, from Telford, Shropshire, added: "I first noticed it back in the 1950s when I plugged in a television set and ended up blowing up the television and flying across the room.

"Since then, I have spent thousands of pounds on new household goods every few months. When I take them back to the shop to try and explain, I always get told they have stopped working due to wear and tear. But how can a kettle stop working after just a few months? It's ridiculous.

"I had a really bad day last week where I got up, turned the light on, and managed to blow the fuse. Then I went to the supermarket and broke the checkout.

"They had to close the checkout down and said nothing like it had ever happened before.

"Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse I went to get some photographs printed and managed to completely freeze the whole machine."

Mrs Price said her electro-curse can create such mayhem that she was once unable to finish a training course.

"I went on an IT course, but it was a nightmare because every time I touched the computer it would either freeze or shut down.

"The technician had to constantly come over to my machine to see what was wrong and he was completely baffled."

Jackie Chan and Kamal

International star Jackie Chan was quite surprised on watching Ulaga Naayagan Kamal Haasan’s ten different get-ups in 'Dasavadharam'. The get ups were shown to him when the unit went to invite him to the audio release function. Jackie, it is said, had wondered saying that “Is it the same man appearing in so many roles?”

Earlier, these get-ups were also appreciated by two VIPs in Tamil Nadu. One was the CM Kalaignar M. karunanidhi and the other was Kamal’s long time friend superstar Rajinikanth.

Recently a budding star got a chance to see all those get-ups. Kamal has shown them in AVM dubbing theatre to his daughter Shruthi Haasan. The young starlet could not believe her eyes and was left dumbfounded.

Top 10 Free Programs to make the most out of your MP3 Collection

Ok, you’ve got loads of music on your computer - but is that all cluttered, unorganized, unmanaged and simply not easy to access? May be you need to do something. Literally hundreds of free software let you play, organize, burn and do lots more with your digital MP3 music collection. Have a well tagged, sortable music collection that you can be proud of!

Here comes a carefully chosen list of free programs that might help you squeeze the best out of your MP3 collection.

Part I - Audio Players


The default audio player software on your Windows is probably not enough, when it comes to extensive features and customizability. Here’s a pick of the best media players that can let you sort through and efficiently play most audio formats on your Windows computer:

VLC Player - It’s more light on resources that you would imagine. VLC is a very versatile player - throw any odd format, and it plays them for you instantly (FLV included).

Winamp - Winamp has its own fans, it’s customizable to a large extent and can come as a great saver. If you listen to music every other day, you need to have Winamp installed. A similar player is Jet Audio.

Songbird - A feature rich application that has great looks, go for it if your Windows computer has got some memory to spare, it’s reviewed here. You can customize it by adding extensions (similar to Firefox).

Part II - Organizers/Taggers/Jukeboxes


Jukeboxes are music software that come with amazing capabilities. Go for them if you have huge music collections scattered all around - not just in your computer, but also in audio CDs.

Media Monkey - The best piece of software out there that you’ll love using. Tag editor, format converter, CD recording, iPod support, you name it - it’s got all the tools that squeeze the best from your tracks.

J River Media Jukebox - Very pretty, has good features. And might serve as a good jukebox.

>> I missed out Foobar, thanks for the heads up Ashwin!

MP3 Tagger - The best ID3 tagger out there in the market, that’s free as well.

Magic MP3 Tagger - Update: Oops, sorry guys this is not freeware.

Part III- Rippers, Converters


Audio Grabber - Fantastic audio ripping software, with FreeDB tagging support included. Another similar ripper is FreeRip. Another one a few commenters have mentioned is Exact Audio Copy

Part IV - Audio Editors


Trust me, as far as I know, there’s no free editor as much capable as the professional ones out there. But still if you’d like to do some basic recording and effects, you could try these:

Audacity - Open Source, and is very light weight.

Wavosaur - Comes with no installer, and is a single exe file that does the job. Supports WAV format

Part V - Other - A social networking site for audiophiles out there. Listen, get interesting tracks based on what you’ve played, and add friends! More such music sites here.

Tunatic - A song is playing on your head, but you just can’t get it’s title right? Then download this, install, hum the song through your mic and let Tunatic locate info on the song for you! Quite cool for show off as well ;)

Audio Files GDS Indexer - Google Desktop Plugin - Install this one if you have got Google Desktop installed. Adds a bunch of functionality to the Desktop Spider to make it more friendlier towards Audio files.

About Your Money

You come across many sites and online services that offer to give you loans,manage your resources and give credit cards.But here's a service that offers to provide a complete solution to all your finances-as the name suggests,the site is is a UK based service that has many packages such as insurance,credit,loans,etc.Choosing the right credit card for all your financial needs is no easy task. Luckily, is there for all your credit card needs. This site provides you with all the necessary detail per credit card company so that you can make the right decision in choosing the credit card for you.You should credit cards so that you can find out which card suits you best. The site will also prevent you from committing the most common mistake in choosing credit cards; this is by being influenced by the immediate offers and appeal of the credit card and choosing it before even investigating its long term processes.The service also helps you out with home insurance quotes which aid in choosing homes in the long run.There are many sites that offer home insurance projects but how can you trust one?But if you bought a home insurance quote, then the insurance company with help you with the financial assistance and it is one of the best solutions for securing your home and other properties. There are many other uncertain matters through your home may get damaged. If you want to save your home and properties, then buy a home insurance quote that fits with the financial condition of the family and also according to the type of your home.Their objective is to present information in a simple format, enabling initial comparisons to be made 'at a glance' so that customers can make informed financial decisions. So if you are looking for car insurance than you can compare the best car insurance quotes available in the UK, find the cheapest cover for your car and save with the right deal in minutes from the help of the website.

So if you are looking for an all in one package that completely takes care of all your financial needs such as car insurance,home insurance and credit cards,look no further.Head to and let this credible online service take care of all your headaches and smoothen them out.

Innovative cosmetic surgery

In the days of the old,surgery to improve your looks was considered to be in the same order as supernatural.Surgery was meant for saving lives and improving health,but hey do looks deserve such attention?Apparently,the times have changed so much that with the advent of new technology,surgery is being implemented for getting the likeness of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.These days it's a lot more. So we can project forward to the future and say that by the time the Jetsons are around most people will have some for of cosmetic surgery.And why not? Some people seem to have an odd opinion of cosmetic surgery, as if in some way it is cheating. But it works. It makes people look good, and we all benefit from that. Plus the people who have the work done do it to change something about themselves for the better, which is something that surely should be valued in a person. Plus, if it makes them feel better about themselves it has served a very good purpose.Have a look at to see about Beverly Hills breast augmentation. They have offices and a surgery center built to provide superb care for the plastic surgery patients.They are on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, so if you are in the market for cosmetic surgery travel, that would be a great destination.You hear a lot of horror stories from people who have travelled to some Eastern European country to have plastic surgery on the cheep. They get the work but sometimes the after care is so bad they have to travel home before they should and if things go wrong it's them up to their own doctors to try and fix it.Whereas california cosmetic surgeons are the experts. They pay attention to providing outstanding service.They have been mentioned on the TV show Access Hollywood, and in magazines like Elle, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal. Why, even in little old Britain the Daily Mail ran a piece on them.
So check out these links,they are bound to be of some help if you're interested in cosmetic surgery and liposuction.

Friday, February 22, 2008

A novel way of hacking

Found this interesting piece of news:


Today eight colleagues and I are releasing a significant new research result. We show that disk encryption, the standard approach to protecting sensitive data on laptops, can be defeated by relatively simple methods. We demonstrate our methods by using them to defeat three popular disk encryption products: BitLocker, which comes with Windows Vista; FileVault, which comes with MacOS X; and dm-crypt, which is used with Linux. The research team includes J. Alex Halderman, Seth D. Schoen, Nadia Heninger, William Clarkson, William Paul, Joseph A. Calandrino, Ariel J. Feldman, Jacob Appelbaum, and Edward W. Felten.

Our site has links to the paper, an explanatory video, and other materials.

The root of the problem lies in an unexpected property of today’s DRAM memories. DRAMs are the main memory chips used to store data while the system is running. Virtually everybody, including experts, will tell you that DRAM contents are lost when you turn off the power. But this isn’t so. Our research shows that data in DRAM actually fades out gradually over a period of seconds to minutes, enabling an attacker to read the full contents of memory by cutting power and then rebooting into a malicious operating system.

Interestingly, if you cool the DRAM chips, for example by spraying inverted cans of “canned air” dusting spray on them, the chips will retain their contents for much longer. At these temperatures (around -50 °C) you can remove the chips from the computer and let them sit on the table for ten minutes or more, without appreciable loss of data. Cool the chips in liquid nitrogen (-196 °C) and they hold their state for hours at least, without any power. Just put the chips back into a machine and you can read out their contents.

This is deadly for disk encryption products because they rely on keeping master decryption keys in DRAM. This was thought to be safe because the operating system would keep any malicious programs from accessing the keys in memory, and there was no way to get rid of the operating system without cutting power to the machine, which “everybody knew” would cause the keys to be erased.

Our results show that an attacker can cut power to the computer, then power it back up and boot a malicious operating system (from, say, a thumb drive) that copies the contents of memory. Having done that, the attacker can search through the captured memory contents, find any crypto keys that might be there, and use them to start decrypting hard disk contents. We show very effective methods for finding and extracting keys from memory, even if the contents of memory have faded somewhat (i.e., even if some bits of memory were flipped during the power-off interval). If the attacker is worried that memory will fade too quickly, he can chill the DRAM chips before cutting power.

There seems to be no easy fix for these problems. Fundamentally, disk encryption programs now have nowhere safe to store their keys. Today’s Trusted Computing hardware does not seem to help; for example, we can defeat BitLocker despite its use of a Trusted Platform Module.

For more details, see the paper site.

That sounds amazing doesn't it.I've read about forcing into the DRAM to find such data using software,but this altogether takes a different perspective on hacking,something which I'm fairly sure,it totally novel.Let's hope there is an easy fix for this.

Namitha appears in Salwar Kameez

Namitha appears in Salwar Kameez, kollywood glam doll, actress namitha, Tamil Nadu State Legislative Assembly, Manada Mayilada, Kalaignar TV, designer Tarun Tahiliani creation, plunging necklines

Namitha, the kollywood glam doll was one of the topic of the heated debate in the Tamil Nadu State Legislative Assembly on Jan 28th about the revealing and skimpy dresses that Namitha wore as the judge of a dance show telecast on a private television channel.

To the surprise of everyone, the actress appeared in a Salwar Kameez and dupatta for the next episode of Manada Mayilada on Kalaignar TV. When quizzed about it the actress said that it is designer Tarun Tahiliani creation and she is glad that people noticed it and she will be appearing in Saree for the final round of the dance show. She further added that even though she wears short dresses she does not have plunging necklines.

Hmmm…intresting. Does it mean the other actress discussed in the assembly wore short dress with pluging neckline?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Kuruvi update

Kuruvi is in its final leg and is progressing in and around Tamil Nadu gearing up for a possible mid-April release. The crew, including Vijay and director Dharani, is stationed in Salem for the shoots. It is learnt that Vijay will extend his trip to Erode after the shoots for the social welfare activities planned by the Erode wing of his fan club.

The events, planned in the evening of February 24, 2008 at 5.00 p.m. at the CST School grounds will also be attended by Minister of Handloom and Textiles NKKP Raja, MLA Palanichamy, and Erode Mayor Murugesan. Activities planned during the course of the event include distribution of computers to Government schools and tricycles to physically challenged students.

Prior to the event, Vijay will garland the Periyar statue located in Erode. Director and Vijay’s father S.A. Chandrasekhar is also expected to attend the event.

Windows for download-versions 1,2 and 3!

Bored of using XP or tired of using Vista?Go in for a version change then.How about getting the earliest version of Windows(just to see how far the OS has come)?These versions don't require tons of RAM(a mere 16MB stick is enough)or demand too much clock cycles(just 60Mhz suffices).
Take a look at these screenshots;you'll realise that the timelines of Windows OS and general technology will almost be parallel.
And oh..these OSes should be installed from floppy disks :)

The first version of Microsoft Windows, version 1.0, released in November 1985, lacked a degree of functionality and achieved little popularity, and was to compete with Apple's own operating system.Windows 1.0 is not a complete operating system; rather, it extends MS-DOS. Microsoft Windows version 2.0 was released in November, 1987 and was slightly more popular than its predecessor. Windows 2.03 (release date January 1988) had changed the OS from tiled windows to overlapping windows. The result of this change led to Apple Computer filing a suit against Microsoft alleging infringement on Apple's copyrights.
Microsoft Windows version 3.0, released in 1990, was the first Microsoft Windows version to achieve broad commercial success, selling 2 million copies in the first six months.It featured improvements to the user interface and to multitasking capabilities. It received a facelift in Windows 3.1, made generally available on March 1, 1992. Windows 3.1 support ended on December 31, 2001.
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US shoots down toxic satellite

A MISSILE fired from a US Navy warship has hit a dying spy satellite 247km above the Pacific Ocean but it is not yet known whether the strike has nullified the threat of a toxic fuel landing in a populated area, the Pentagon says.

Australia is one of the countries that has been placed on alert because of the risk.

The SM-3 missile was fired from the USS Lake Erie in the Pacific at about 10.26 EST (2.26pm AEDT) and scored a direct hit on the bus-sized satellite, the Pentagon said.

The US Department of Defence (DoD) officially confirmed that the operation was a “success”.

“A network of land, air, sea and spaced-based sensors confirms that the U.S. military intercepted a non-functioning National Reconnaissance Office satellite which was in its final orbits before entering the earth's atmosphere,” the DoD said.

But the DoD said it would be some time before it was known if the toxic fuel would reach earth.

“The objective was to rupture the fuel tank to dissipate the approximately 1,000 pounds (453 kg) of hydrazine, a hazardous fuel which could pose a danger to people on earth, before it entered into earth's atmosphere.

“Confirmation that the fuel tank has been fragmented should be available within 24 hours.”

The DoD also said debris had already begun to enter the earth’s atmosphere, although most of it would burn up within 48 hours.

A defence official told the Associated Press that an initial view of the missile strike indicated it probably hit the fuel tank.

The Pentagon said last week that US President George W. Bush had decided the navy should try to shoot down the satellite because its tank of hazardous hydrazine could leak if it enters the atmosphere and reaches Earth.

Russia and China have expressed concern about the operation. The Russian Defence Ministry said it could be used as cover to test a new space weapon.

Washington has insisted the operation is purely to prevent people being harmed by the satellite's fuel load.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Download Jodhaa Akbar movie





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After several reshuffling of dates and over 2 years in the making , UTV and Ashutosh Gowarikar bring to you Jodhaa-Akbar a complete epic in itself. Any comparisons with Mughal-E-Azam or Ashutosh’s previous piece of work should be strictly avoided.

Besides a good star cast and soulful music, Jodhaa-Akbar has much more to offer. Set in the sixteenth century, JODHAA AKBAR is a love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa. Little did Akbar [Hrithik Roshan] know that when he married Jodhaa [Aishwarya Rai Bachchan], he would be embarking upon a new journey -- the journey of true love.

The daughter of King Bharmal of Amer [Kulbhushan Kharbanda], Jodhaa resented being reduced to a mere political pawn in this marriage of alliance, and Akbar's biggest challenge now did not merely lie in winning battles, but in winning the love of this defiant princess.

Firstly Jodhaa –Akbar isn’t too complex a film to understand, the script and screenplay is simple and above all the language is simple with a mix of Hindi and Urdu.

The characters in the film are so real and leave a heavy impact on you. Only a visionary such as Ashutosh Gowarikar can dare to do such a film. When Ashutosh kept justifying the shuffling of the release date, one thought it was all humbug. But on viewing the film, you are more than convinced that a film of such magnitude indeed requires a lot of courage and patience to firstly shoot it and then edit and compile the various scenes.

It is so obvious on screen the amount of effort put in and the care taken to craft a film such as this. Just observe the casting of the film, besides the prime faces we know of, Ashu brings to you such tremendous talent that fits the bill even with their slightest of roles in the film. For example, take a look at the Villain in the film-Niketan Dheer, he is much taller and built than Hrithik which makes it so believable in the fight sequences that Hrithik is bound to fall when he collides against him. Also take a look at the various kings, the common men depicted in the film, the warriors etc. It’s just apt.

On the performance graph, no one could have possibly played Akbar with such elegance as Hrithik. Hrithik is simply fabulous. It’s not just his body and looks that impress but it is the way Hrithik carries himself throughout the film. He impresses in almost every sequence. Watch out for Hrithik’s duel with the elephant, his sword fight with Aishwariya , his dialogue delivery and expressiveness when he is betrayed by his step-brother. Also the climax fight sequence has some great dialogue delivery from Hrithik.

Aishwariya stands perfect as Jodhaa. Many would state that after Hum Dil Chuke Sanam , Ash is simply at her best in Jodhaa-Akbar. The sequence where she sets her demands before Akbar are impressive. She emotes well in sequences where she is humiliated by Akbar’s step mother played by Ila Arun. She also does well in bringing out that romance and is smooth with the sword sequences.

Sonu Sood is yet another character to watch out for as he portrays Sujamal, Jodhaa’s step-brother with ease. He impresses with both his dialogue delivery and sword handling. Poonam Sinha returns with a terrific guest appearance. Ila Arun freaks you out and watch out for her dialogue delivery with Ash as she expresses how possessive she is of her son Akbar. Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Raza Murad and Rajesh Vivek are all so apt and add to this epic.

Defintely the credit for this magnum opus goes to Ashutosh whose dares to dream big. But, without a skillfull team of technicians this would still be just a dream. Firstly, A.R.Rehman’s music is simply soulful and the right mix for a film such as this. The songs just grow on you and the background score is simply terrific. On leaving the theatre you are sure to hum either the ‘Jashne Bahar’ or ‘Azeem-o-Shaan Shehanshah’ track. The choregraphy and picturisation of ‘Azeem-o-Shaan Shehanshah’ is splendid.The song that was shot in 12 days is rich in colour , choreography, camera movments- you name it, it carries all. It’s been a while since the Indian Audiences have ever seen something like this.

Kiiran Deohans brings in topnotch cinematography. You are simply floored by the way the camera tracks out from low below the horse’s legs and various other sequences show you simply how brilliant the D.O.P is. Take a look at even simple sequences where Ash’s brings in a curtain to separate Hrithik from her and the conversation between the two is shot with great style.

Haider Ali teams up with Ashu to bring a screenplay that is highly researched, interesting and very impressive. The length of the film is indeed 3hrs 20 mins but , Haider and Ashu can’t be fully blamed for it.Haider does a cameo in the film , he is seen in the ‘Khwaja Mere Khwaja’ track. K.P.Saxena’s dialogues are terrific. They are simple and carry the aura that an epic such as this requires. Take a look at the dialogue when Akbar takes on Jodhaa in a swordfight .The costumes by Neeta Lulla are so rich , apt and terrific. The costumes just make the characters stand out.

To sum it up Ashutosh has taken great care and pain in bringing us an epic. Even the animals in the film have been dealt with great care and surprisingly you don’t have a single scene where horses are made to fall , elephants rolling etc unlike those done in epics before. Ashu simply proves that he is a master of crowd sequences right from Lagaan to Jodhaa-Akbar, just take a look at the number of people that fill the screen.

The only drawback of the film is it’s heavy length which can’t really be dealt with as Ashu attempts to compress years of history and bring it to the masses in just 3hrs 20 Mins. Kudos Ashu!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Get Plastic Surgery

Want to get a face lift?Need a new look?Then plastic surgery is the best option for you.Technology has come such a long way that it possible to alter one's appearance using surgery which of course,is completely safe as well.There are several medical centers which do such medical services at reasonable rates.I found a website that promises to take care of all you appearance-relates problems using surgical techniques like rhinoplasty and breast augmentation.If you are a resident of California you could check out their website at california rhinoplasty.
The centre is renowned for its experience in rhinoplasty as well as its low rates.They do not overcharge for their services and at the same time you get what you want,up to the last molecule.If you are yet unfamiliar with plastic surgery,I would probably say that you are not keeping up with the changing times.I found several interesting articles on a blog which describes the medical aspects in graphical detail.I assure you that its certainly worth a read,no matter your level of interest in plastic surgery;hey,it never hurt to have a bit of general knowledge.Head to this blog if you want some good plastic surgery articles.
One "big" thing that women are worried about is their cup size;no matter what they say about size being unimportant,women are always obsessed over who's got it bigger!Medicine has come such a long way and crossed several milestones over the past decade that it is possible to go beyond(or rather,downwards) a face lift.Using a technique called Breast augmentation,it is possible to get your cup size increased.This site offers good information on how to go about it.It's available in beverly hills breast augmentation,so you might as well check it out if you live in beverly hills and you need such treatment.All said and done,just check out these links to get a new look and stay in vogue.After all,appearance does matter to a certain extent!

A R Rahman concert videos

I managed to take videos of the A R Rahman concert in Chennai on February 9th on my mobile phone.The concert was held at YMCA grounds.The concert was awesome,except for the sound engineering.Chitra,Hariharan,Blaaze,Chinmayee,Neeti,Ujjaini,Benny,Naresh Iyer,Mohamed Aslam took part.
Here are the videos:

For Athiradee,The Boss,Unplugged,Mayya Mayya and Vennilave,go to

Rahman's entry:

Jaage Hein and Khalbali:


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Turn Photos Into Posters With Block Posters

Wanna blow up Uncle Lou to Leviathan-like proportions without breaking the bank?

Lou might be a Luddite, but you’re not. So before you head out to get an expensive enlargement made, hit the web. will turn any photo into a poster using the printer in your home or office. Tell it how many sheets you want to use, upload your pic, and seconds later it’ll spit back a PDF.

Hit print, piece together the sheets, and you’ve got yourself one pixeliscous photo poster!

Upload an image from your computer and choose how many A4 pages wide you would like your poster to be once printed

Once you're happy with your selection, you can download the PDF file containing your newly created images and print each one massively blown up, resulting in a huge pixel poster to stick on your wall

Go here:

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Clicking on AVI files in Windows Explorer causes high CPU usage

Well windows seem to have a REALLY big problem when it comes to reading AVI files. It seems that when you click on an AVI file in explorer, it’ll try to read the entire AVI file to determine the width,height, etc. of the AVI file (this is displayed in the Properties window). Now the problem with Windows is that if you have a broken/not fully downloaded AVI file that doesnt contain this info, Windows will scan the entire AVI file trying to figure out all these properties which in the process will probably cause 100% CPU usage and heavy memory usage. To solve this problem all you have to do is the following:

1. Open up regedit
2. Goto HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avi\shellex\PropertyHandler
3. Delete the “Default” value which should be “{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}”

Voila! Please not that this will no longer provide you with the windows properties displaying the AVI file information such as width, height, bitrate etc. But its a small price to pay for saving you resources.
NOTE: Please use caution when using regedit. Improper usage may cause windows to behave imcorrectly. Also, I cannot be held resposible. Backup your registry first.

Easy Payday Loans

An emergency situation but short of cash for the moment.Does this sound familiar?All of us would have experienced such a moment in our lives at one point or another.In such circumstances,your credit car may not do the trick,since emergency situations having the nature that demands never-before seen figures of money you might as well go to a bank in order to apply for a loan.But how many banks do we know that sanction a loan in a matter of mere hours?Practically none,comes the answer,I know.There's an online service that was started to meet this very purpose-to provide cash in times of emergencies,through a loan called a payday loan.Its as good as any loan,except for the fact the hassles involved are very less and when I say hassles it includes the paperwork.It is really nice to hear that now we have some idea on where we can have fast loans to support our emergency problem.Do you know at Easy Online Payday Loan is the #1 site you can count on for all your faxless payday loan needs. A payday loan is a short-term loan to cover your spending needs. It is secured against your future paycheck.So I advise you to keep in mind in case,God forbid,one of those nasty emergencies rears its ugly head out of the blue.

The Cairo Concept

With Cairo you can transform your desktop from the dated Windows user-interface to a brand new system that will change the way you use your computer forever. Taking advantage of proven functionality, and with stability and performance in mind, the Cairo Desktop system aims to give users a productive and easy to use shell that advances current technology standards. Welcome to the Revolution.
Cairo is a revolutionary desktop environment for Windows. Our goal is to develop a desktop experience that increases productivity and advances current technology standards. With a focus on stability, performance, and productivity, Cairo is sure to turn a few heads.

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Customer Relation Management Software from

As any successful entrepreneur will tell you,one of the unknown nuances in the field of business and marketing is lead management.It is important to know how effectively you are managing the leads in your business,on a daily basis so as to asses the growth rate of your company.Neglect your leads and their sources,and you may see a fall in the sales graph.I was browsing the other day and came across a site that offers quality lead management using a lead management software,called,which is designed to take care of your leads and manage them.
One of the necessary yet difficult aspects of running a successful business is customer relationship management, as any businessman worth his salt will tell you. If you are the owner of a firm and wish to take care of your customers,then you better give customer management software a trial.One good such software is available at myself being a home user found several features that are advantageous to home based business people;the software can help manage your leads which in turn increases your dose rate.So if you are searching for a good software related to managing your business then head to and take a look.I am sure that your time will not be wasted.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Chat With A R RAHMAN today

Allah Rakha Rahman burst on the national musical consciousness in 1992, with a score for the Mani Ratnam-helmed pan-Indian hit Roja that was markedly different from the prevailing template of film music of the time.
In the 16 years -- and a shade under 100 films -- since then, Rahman has created for himself an indelible place in the minds and ears of music lovers not just in India but around the world.

The year just ended, 2007, was rich with soundtracks as varied as Guru (where he collaborated yet again with director Mani Ratnam), Shivaji (the Rajnikanth starrer for which his music sold in the millions) and co-composer alongside Craig Armstrong for Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

2008 promises to continue the trend of quality married to quantity: The soundtrack of Jodhaa Akbar is already racing to hit status; coming up are his scores for big banner films like Yuvraj, Gajini, Delhi 6 and Rockstar.

Audiences know him, love him, from and through his music alone; the reclusive genius has been reluctant to engage in extended interviews or appear in live interactions with his fans.

That is set to change at 11 pm IST/0930 Eastern, Saturday, February 9, when A R Rahman will appear, live, on the Rediff Chat to interact with millions of his fans around the world. The audience will inevitably be 'standing room only', the questions will certainly be voluminous.

In order that Rahman can answer as much as humanly possible, the maestro has requested that you send in your questions ahead of time -- he will, at the appointed hour, appear live on the Rediff Chat to answer as many as he can.

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With the advent of the online money transactions and ecommerce,transfer of money online has also grown-and with it,the number of hackers.So it is mandatory to protect your account using a good software or online service so as to make secure any monetary transactions you may make online.A good website I found is LoudSiren,which has teamed up with Debix to provide quality identity theft protection.It is so simple to make personal information protection. And that would definitely mean my life. Internet fraud is a serious crime that is described as using other’s personal information into fraud acts. This is somehow associated with spams on our emails, which is why we are asked to discard emails from people we don't know as this maybe a sign of getting our personal information. I am really considering to get Loud Siren, because currently, they have an active promo code that could really save me big bucks. Imagine a free 30 days on your account! They also provide discounted offers annually, protects even your telephone number, prevents unwanted telemarketing calls, etc. All this you are getting and much much more.So go and pay a visit.
So all you need to do is get yourself registered at their site,give the service a free trial and join if you are satisfied with their terms.All said and done,it is about time that you gave some serious thought on protecting your business accounts.

Computer Pranks

Wanna have a good laugh at your friend and his misbehaving computer?Then these prank programs would be handy;the victim is sure to get gooseberries!They're purely for fun and not meant for any malicious intention.Try these out on not-so-computer savvy people,they wont be able to find out whats causing the pc to go mad.Recommended for the females! ;)

Schitzo Mouse

Causes the mouse to jump around like it is crazy.

Causes the mouse to shy away or jump from most buttons (even the Start button).

Causes the CD-ROM drive to open up and give you a rasberry.

Causes the desktop icons to fall down the screen, no matter how many times the victim tries to put them back in place. This prank is nice so there is a FallingIcons button that pops up on the system tray. Just click the button to return the icons to their prior positions.

Note:Symantec Coporate detected this a malware but I'm fairly sure that its otherwise.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

There may be no Internet tomorrow!

Well that can't be a coincidence .. five undersea Internet cables have been cut or disabled over the past week or so. These are SeaMeWe-4 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe-4) near Penang, Malaysia, the FLAG Europe-Asia near Alexandria, FLAG near the Dubai coast, FALCON near Bandar Abbas in Iran and SeaMeWe-4, also near Alexandria. The first cut in the undersea Internet cable occurred on January 23, in the Flag Telcoms FALCON submarine cable which was not reported. This has not been repaired yet and the cause remains unknown, explained Jaishanker.

A major cut affecting the UAE occurred on January 30 in the SeaMeWe-4 (South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe-4). "This was followed by another cut on February 1 which was on the same cable (FALCON). This affected the du network majorly as connections from the Gulf were severed while there was limited connectivity within the region," said Khaled Tabbara, executive director, Carrier Relations, du. He explained that the network was re-routed through Al Khobar in Saudi Arabia and was near normal now. Almost 90 per cent of Internet traffic is routed through undersea cables and only 10 per cent is done through the satellite. The experts also suggested that the cause of damage could have been a ship's anchor that was dragging due to inclement weather conditions in the region during that particular period.

This has to be intentional. C'mon, aside from the RIAA hiring a seamonster to cut off music pirates in Iran, what are the odds that this is all random?

Drug Rehab Center -

Suffering from drug abuse? Its "high" time that you took control of your life;the best ways to give up drug usage is to own up your weakness and enroll at a drug rehab center.It's better to own up rather than denying that your life is zooming out of control.I was browsing through the web and found a good site that claims to be one of the best for Drug Rehab Treatment.At such a center they tell you through a step-by-step process on giving up such addiction.One of the reasons why people hesitate to go rehab center is that they dont want to be hooked with a long period of time inside the rehab. But the program doesn't require you to stay inside for that long. As long as you are completely cured you can go home. Because their main goal is to make individual free from drug, have hope and promise for bright future.With such continuos Drug Treatment and perseverance its certainly possible to completely give up drug abuse.There are quite a lot of drug rehab centers,but this site claims to be the best Drug Rehab Center in the United States.That being said,its worth a look;so enroll at this center if you wish you take control of your life.

Kunal commits suicide

Actor Kunal who shot to fame throughout the country with his debut film ‘Kadhlar Dinam’ directed by Kathir passes away. He was found dead early this morning at his flat in Andheri, Mumbai.

The desolate actor committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in the wee hours of Thursday (February 7). Our sources say that the actor was undergoing a spell of depression for the last few days, though the reason for the same is unknown.

Kunal’s friend, Laveena, was reportedly present when the incident took place. She however, claimed not to have witnessed anything as she had gone to the bathroom. His wife Anu was not present at the spot, as she was visiting her parents in Ahmednagar.

Kunal, who is basically a north Indian has done about a dozen films in Tamil. It is ironic that most of the titles of his films had romantic names like ‘Varsham Ellam Vasantham’, ‘Unnarchigal’ and ‘Paarvai Onre Pothumey’. Kunal’s last film was ‘Nanbanin Kathali’.

It is sheer coincidence that the heroine of the film ‘Paarvai Onre Pothumey’ Monal too had committed suicide.

Kunal will be remembered for the A.R. Rahman music of his debut film ‘Kathalar Dhinam’. The melancholic Rojaa, Rojaa… and the melodious Daandiya Aatumadam… picturised on Kunal and the strikingly beautiful Sonali Bendre will hardly be forgotten by the people of Tamil Nadu.

The actor is survived by his wife, two children, and his father who is a colonel with the Army.

Chapman House Inc.

Fighting drug abuse?Addicted to alcohol and need to get into a rehab programme?Do yourself a favor and join in a reputed firm that boasts of a 12-step rehabilitation programme which is supposed to be failure proof.It provides a well-managed drug treatment for all ages, especially teenagers which are more likely prone to this kind of issue.Looking and deciding for treatments could be very challenging. Not every rehabilitation centers can effectively cure every patient, there are only some that could provide you with a both effective and cost-efficient program. Chapman House Inc. is one of them. Chapman House is dedicated to providing clients with chemical dependency, dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders with the highest quality of professional care available.And Chapman house is one of the drug rehab centers that have been established many years ago. They are located in orange, California. They also maintain other sites for drug rehabilitation. This service is only provided to people of United States citizen. If you have any queries then you can call their customer service toll free number. The people who are taking drugs will forget intake of drugs and their health will improve gradually. They not only provide treatment but also given many useful tips that are must follow for a person who is taking drugs.They can get a new lease of life after getting drug treatment. Now Chapman house is having drug rehab facility. However, if it is your loved one who wishes to change their lives, you must be ready to face the difficulties head on and be able to help them through the entire process with an open mind. Let lead you and your loved ones to a better future by cutting the root of the addiction.
So give Chapman house a call and start taking control of your life.You needn't worry about your privacy;the firm ensures that your identity remains anonymous and is not leaked out.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


I first heard of this guy called Benny Dayal at Saarang '06,when he was a member of MCC's light music fivesome.I still remember the crowds going ga-ga when he shouted "Dil Se re.."Then I came to know that he was a singer in a band by name "S5",a fivesome who had cut an album called Isai.There's a song in this album I'd like you to listen to(if you haven't already)-Malare,a song about nature set in a very melodious tune,with chords in the same genre as Christian hyms(that however,doesn't affect it any way).Having a Pop-Slow Rock feel for a skeleton,the song has an interesting harmony(I call it as "parts");there's even a particular progression I haven't heard so far.Here's the video of the song:

And btw,Benny and our band crossed paths yet again this year at Saarang '08;he came as a judge (along with Ujjaini from Valayapatti fame)this time though.I couldn't really make up my mind whether he was good at judging teams,but it was ostentatious to everybody that he's really loyal to his alma mater.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The price of gold

You are probably aware that there is more than one way to invest money for the future.One reliable method is to invest in bullion,which is gold and silver ingots.I was browsing the net and came across a good website that offers the latest price of gold and silver ingots,thus allowing people to invest in them.I personally believe that investing in gold and silver is very useful for the future,and helps when in need of money.News is that gold prices are falling rapidly and hence this is the best time to buy.Needless to say,the prices will rise again!You should remember that gold and silver are practically indestructable,and therefore do not wear away with time.So visit this site and start investing in bullion!

World Clock

This World Stats Counter shows current statistical figures for world
population, births, deaths, deforestation, and much more. Except for
population and earth temp, all stats reflect the growth since the
beginning of the selected time period. You can choose to show growth
since the beginning of the year, month, day, or from the moment you
click the Now button. All figures represent World stats except divorces
(world estimates were not available) and illegal immigration (mostly a
US issue and also unavailable worldwide).

Online Casino review

There are quite a lot of online casinos that are available on the net for you to play and gamble on.I recently came across a good online casino called joyland casino which allows you to gamble on a variety of games.The site's design looks really professional and is aimed to make users feel as if they are in a real casino.At casino joyland they give you a $808 bonus if you are signing up now,that is if you are a new user.Such lucrative offers and promotions are available at their site.So take the opportunity and make your online gambling experience an exciting one.

NASA beams Beatles' "Across the Universe" to aliens

An intergalactic celebration of The Beatles is launched on Monday with the beaming of their peace anthem "Across the Universe" into outer space.

The man behind the idea, which marks the 40th anniversary of the recording of the song in 1968, is an avid Beatles fan who has persuaded U.S. space agency NASA to kick off the party and now hopes to convert alien life forms to The Beatles.

"At the moment we are sending up Morse code as a way of contacting aliens," Martin Lewis told BBC radio. "Maybe we should send them something a little more cheery."

If all goes according to plan, NASA will transmit the Beatles tune via its deep space network at Midnight British time.

At exactly the same time, fans across the world are being asked to play "Across The Universe" in a bid to "create a harmonic convergence" around planet earth and throughout the universe.

According to a statement from NASA, the transmission will be aimed at the North Star, Polaris, which is 431 light years away from earth. The song will travel across the universe at a speed of 186,000 miles per second.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney, who beamed his first intergalactic concert to the International Space Station in 2005, congratulated NASA and asked them to pass on his regards to anyone else out there.

"Amazing! Well done, NASA!" he said in a statement released by the space agency. "Send my love to the aliens. All the best, Paul."

Fans can watch the event online via the Web site

Insurance Portal

If you're not insured,you are not safe!Insurance has become an essential part that is required should any mishap unfortunately happens.You will need insurance at all stages of life. At, you have all the major insurance types. Every one of them has the description about what they are about, and who will need them and how they need to be used. The discounts available for the insurance types will also be mentioned. This will allow you to decide how you actually want to buy the insurances.
Looking at the description for the insurance types offered will guide you to pick what you need. You have home, auto, health as well as life insurance types which are available at the service. This will allow you to select the type and also get the insurance quote as well, within a matter of few seconds. There are experienced staff who will describe in detail about who would benefit from such insurances.
So if you are planning to get insurance,then consider ez-insuranceportal as a possible option for your insurance needs.They are reliable and trustworthy,being players in the field over a long period of time.So get yourself insured,in case you haven't done already.

Gas-pumping robot!

Motorists nostalgic for the time they could sit tight while attendants braved windswept garage forecourts to fill their tanks may yet see those heady days return -- compliments of a Dutch robot.

Dutch inventors unveiled Monday a 75,000 euro ($111,100) car-fuelling robot they say is the first of its kind, working by registering the car on arrival at the filling station and matching it to a database of fuel cap designs and fuel types.

A robotic arm fitted with multiple sensors extends from a regular petrol pump, carefully opens the car's flap, unscrews the cap, picks up the fuel nozzle and directs it toward the tank opening, much as a human arm would, and as efficiently.

"I was on a farm and I saw a robotic arm milking a cow. If a robot can do that then why can't it fill a car tank, I thought," said developer and petrol station operator Nico van Staveren. "Drivers needn't get dirty hands or smell of petrol again."

He hopes to introduce the "Tankpitstop" robot in a handful of Dutch stations by the end of the year. It works for any car whose tank can be opened without a key, and whose contours and dimensions have been recorded to avoid scratching.
Asked whether he would trust his car to a robotic garage attendant, Jelger De Kroon, fillinghis black Alfa Romeo at a nearby petrol station, said: "Why not? I guess I could keep my hands free and clean, but I'd hope they have good insurance."



GPS Insight vehicle tracking

Global Positioning System,affectionately called GPS,is fast becoming famous for its versatility of use in various fields of navigation.The technique which became popular with the advent of cellular phones,has outgrown its limited usage and spread to other areas like automobile positioning and global mapping.With hell lot of roads and traffic these days on road, it's sometimes feel we were better before this modern era where people didn't atleast had to care about traffic. Then men discovered GPS which is a cool device to install in your car but also at the same time complex device and not every one in this world is a engineer.GPS Insight vehicle tracking system are necessary in the world and especially in metropolitan cities around the world with that kinda of traffic there. Also very helpful to people who like to travel around the states.GPS Insight support wiki for customers is always at their customers disposal. They provide all the support and help needed to handle the system. These people are professionals in this field.
Here is a screenshot from the site to give you an idea on how professional they are:

This technology was cheaper and that the management systems technology have also been simplified and extended. You should not have to get a GPS system attached to a long term contract. You should not have to get a GPS system which requires you to maintain a large number of units of GPS tracking, even if the size of your fleet varies over time moving up and down.GPS Insight team has a Blog for GPS vehicle tracking system. They published many articles related to their tracking system.

So if you are planning to get a GPS system or interested in the line of GPS,you should give this site a visit.It's worth it.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Sakkarakatti music release on March 2nd

Ar rahman’s next venture is all set to release on March 2nd. Its name Sakkarakatti and huge publicity is given for the music of the fim. Cut out of Ar rahman with a guitar are seen all round Chennai. Kala Prabhu is the director of the movie.

The film features Bhagyaraj’s son Shanthanu in the lead and Vedhika as his pair. Kala Prabhu says that he spent around 2 crore for shooting a song in Prasad studio. The song portrays New York City after 500 years. Shanthanu and Vedhika were dancing around with a lot of French girls for the song.