Friday, February 27, 2009

BushFire Fear Shuts Schools in Australia

A lack of rain and a predicted change in wind has made conditions the most dangerous in recent weeks.More than 3,000 firefighters are still fighting major blazes following the 7 February firestorm that killed 210 people and left thousands homeless.Temperatures are predicted to rise towards 40C , accompanied by high winds and low humidity.

More than 200 schools have been closed in south-eastern Australia as the government warned of an intensified fire risk ahead of the weekend.The state of Victoria was put on a high fire alert and dozens of fires continue to burn there."We have an extremely dry fuel load, and therefore extreme fire danger," Victoria's state emergency services commissioner Bruce Esplin told reporters.

People in areas near the fires needed to decide early whether to evacuate their homes, or stay and defend their properties, adding it was too late to leave once the flames were in sight.
Many of those killed 20 days ago died in their cars as they attempted to outrun the fires.The country's biggest-ever arson investigation is continuing into the causes of some of the fires.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Exo Planet Super Neptune Discovered

Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have discovered a planet somewhat larger and more massive than Neptune orbiting a star 120 light-years from Earth. While Neptune has a diameter 3.8 times that of Earth and a mass 17 times Earth's, the new world is 4.7 times the size of Earth and has 25 Earth masses.

Transit detections are particularly useful because the amount of dimming tells the astronomers how big the planet must be. By combining transit data with measurements of the star's "wobble" made by large telescopes like Keck, astronomers can determine the mass of the planet.A number of Neptune-like planets have been found recently by radial velocity searches, but HAT-P-11b is only the second Neptune-like planet found to transit its star, thus permitting the precise determination of its mass and radius.

The newfound world orbits very close to its star, revolving once every 4.88 days. As a result, it is baked to a temperature of around 1100 degrees F. The star itself is about three-fourths the size of our Sun and somewhat cooler.

HAT-P-11 is in the constellation Cygnus, which puts in it the field of view of NASA's upcoming Kepler spacecraft. Kepler will search for extrasolar planets using the same transit technique pioneered by ground-based telescopes. This mission potentially could detect the first Earth-like world orbiting a distant star. "In addition, however, we expect Kepler to measure the detailed properties of HAT-P-11 with the extraordinary precision possible only from space.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oscar 81st Annual Academy Awards Winners!!!

Friends.. Here is the list of Oscar 81st Annual Academy award winners...

Best Picture

WINNER: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director

WINNER: Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"

Leading Actor

WINNER: Sean Penn, "Milk"

Leading Actress

WINNER: Kate Winslet, "The Reader"

Supporting Actor

WINNER: Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"

Supporting Actress

WINNER: Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

Animated Feature


Adapted Screenplay

WINNER: "Slumdog Millionaire" screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

Original Screenplay

WINNER: "Milk" written by Dustin Lance Black

Art Direction

WINNER: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Donald Graham Burt, set decoration: Victor J. Zolfo


WINNER: "Slumdog Millionaire" Anthony Dod Mantle

Costume Design

WINNER: "The Duchess" Michael O'Connor

Documentary Feature

WINNER: "Man on Wire"

Documentary Short

WINNER: "Smile Pinki"

Film Editing

WINNER: "Slumdog Millionaire" Chris Dickens

Foreign Language Film

WINNER: "Departures" Japan


WINNER: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Greg Cannom

Original Score

WINNER: "Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman

Original Song

WINNER: "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire" music by A.R. Rahman, lyrics by Gulzar

Animated Short

WINNER: "La Maison en Petits Cubes"

Live-action Short

WINNER: "Spielzeugland"

Sound Editing

WINNER: "The Dark Knight" Richard King

Sound Mixing

WINNER: "Slumdog Millionaire," Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty

Visual Effects

WINNER: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire Hot Favourite at Oscars

Slumdog Millionaire, director Danny Boyle's neo-realastic film with 10 Oscar nominations stood poised to ride into ultimate cinematic fame at 81st Academy Awards at Los Angeles. Powered by a non-stop winning streak in other international awards, the story of a Mumbai slum teaboy's unlikely road to riches was the favourite to win the most coveted Oscar-Best picture award.

As the countdown began for the awards ceremony at the kodak theatre and British bookmakers listed it their clear favourite, child actors,10 year old Azharuddin Ismail and 9 year old Rubina Ali went round Mumbai on Friday. They excitedly spoke to the Media and acknowledged the collective enthusiasm of the city. Music maestro A.R.Rehmann, presently in Los Angeles preparing to perform at the prestigious ceremony told it would be a great honour if the film could grab the award.

Nine children who acted in the film were being hosted for the exciting awards ceremony function and Fox Searchlight was paying for visas, travel and accommodation. The film has won rave reviews and sharp reactions for its slum and poverty slot, competes for the best picture with the period drama "The curious case of Benjamin Button", the political story.

With Danny Boyle and his film heavily favoured to win the Best Director and Picture, Oscar watchers are looking to the acting honours for suspense at the ceremony.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Forest Fire in Nilgiri Biosphere Area

Nilgiri Biosphere Area occurs at the Tri Junction spot of Kerala-Tamilnadu-Karnataka, the south Indian states. Forest fires of varying intensity have occurred in the protected areas of Nilgiri biosphere Reserve over the past 8 days. The fires have caused some damage in wild life sanctuaries of Bandipur, Nagarhole National Park in karnataka, Wayanad Sanctuary in Kerala and Mudhumalai Sanctuary in Tamilnadu during the second week of February.

The Forest ministers of south-Indian states held a conference to discuss the ways to preserve the Biosphere area. In the meeting it was decided that the three south Indian states must act together in sorting out this issue in a smooth manner. Almost all forest fires are caused by humans as they enter the protected areas illegally. Fire Maps are supplied as a part of the Fire information for Resource Management System in order to enable managers of protected areas to react to fires instantly. According to reports of 2006, the National Forest commission pointed out that Evergreen forests are subjected to fire on large scale and the frequency of forest fires are increasing rapidly.

Forest fires often linked to excessive livestock grazing and careless human behavior destroy biodiversity. Fragmentation of wild life habitats arising from loss of forest connectivity is a serious limiting factor for wild life and this type of fragmentation are mostly caused by Big Fires in the forest reserve areas. Also forest fires cause decline in species diversity, seedling and sapling density and tree densities. This could have a major impact on our ecosystem and we must look forward to protect forests on a long term basis for a healthy environment all round thee world.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

India-Pakistan issue and current status of Relationship!!!

The two neighbouring countries India and pakistan have certain issues to sort out at the earliest especially after the terrible attack that took place at Mumbai. India is insisting pakistan to take action to a logical conclusion and also emphasizing that pakistan soil should no more be used for terrorism.While reiterating that the official pakistan response to Mumbai attack is a positive hope for development. India's external affairs minister Mr. Pranab clearly stated that it is totally left to pakistan to decide about the kind of relationship they want with India in the future. India also questioned pakistan about the licence which terrorists enjoy in its territory.

Although India feels that pakistani response is a positive step, it came after the fourth official communication from India on account to Mumbai terror attacks.The pakistani political leadership did not condemn the terrorist attack and promised full cooperation. Throughout, the attempt was to divert attention from the terrorist attack and pakistan's responsibilities to other issues. So India's external affairs minister wants pakistan to take immediate action towards logical conclusion and also told that pakistani soil must not be used for terrorism.

Let us all hope that this issue gets solved quickly and let PEACE rule the entire world.

Friday, February 13, 2009

INDIAN Team to Newzealand

India departs for Newzealand on February 19 to play 2 T20 Internationals and 5 match ODI series and 3 Test series. A meeting was held under the leadership of Chairman of Selectors Krishnamachari srikanth to decide the squad to play against Kiwis. India's master Batsman Sachin decides to sit out for 2 T20 matches.

Indian Squad for T20 Internationals:

MS Dhoni, Virender sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Rohit sharma, suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Munaf Patel, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar and Dinesh Kaarthick.

Indian Squad for ODI series:

MS Dhoni, Virender sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Rohit sharma, suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar and Dinesh Kaarthick.

Indian Squad for Test Series:

As far as the test team is concerned the most experienced players are called along with dhawal Kulkarni who is yet to make a debut at the International arena. The squad also comprises of three Tamil nadu players.

MS Dhoni, Virender sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel, Murali Vijay, Amit Mishra, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Dhawal Kulkarni and Dinesh Kaarthick.

Let us wish this fabulous Indian team to flourish with success aginst the Kiwis.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Vanilla Kabadi Kuzhu movie - Honest Review!!!

Hero & heroine:Vishnu & Saranya Mohan

Producer:K.Anand Chakravarthy


Story theme of vennila kabadi kuzhu:For the sake of kabadi game,An youth sacrificing his life.

A short Review:

Hero marimuthu is a poor village boy who lost his father in his childhood and became a shepherd because of his poverty.Heroine saranya falls in love with marimuthu.

Marimuthu and his team is going to madurai for playing kabadi tournament.In the tournament Marimuthu gets the man of the match award.

Story moves in a light way,in the first half describing the village love and in the second half describing the kabadi.But The climax is very touching and sentimental.I don’t know why director has made such a tragedic end?

some of the main theaters where vennila kabadi kuzhu is screening are:

Santhi,Sathyam,Inox,Baby Albert,Bala Abirami,Sangam,AVM Rajeshwari,Krishnaveni,Mayajaal,Rohini,Prarthana,Aradhana,Thyagaraja

Lets convey our wishes to this Entire Team..

Sunday, February 8, 2009

India rank 2 in ICC ODI ratings by winning IDBI Fortis cup 2009!!!

Indian team after their stunning win over England made its trip to Srilanka.. Under the leadership of MS Dhoni India clinched the IDBI Fortis cup 2009 4-1 over srilanka.. The master of timing and power YUVRAJ has been declared as MAN of the Series. Dhoni and his boys showed great character in delivering all their skills... Indian team also move up to Rank 2 in ICC ODI ratings with South Africa Leading the list table..

The Indian coach GARY KIRSTEN and Captain MS DHONI has worked a lot to make the right combination, emerging as a threat that can dominate world cricket.

This energetic Indian cricket team is ambitious to reach No:1 spot in ICC ratings.. Let's send our wishes to Dhoni for his 9 straight wins in a row as a captain and the Marvellous Indian team that has made winning a habit...

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Can a Car swim???

Can a car swim???
The answer is yes.. Amazed!!! Yes, actually there are swimming cars that can swim under the surface of water... In 1980 JAMES BOND wowed the world with a car that could swim under water in the movie "The spy who loved me".. But to be more clear that was an ANIMATION.

The boss of Swiss automaker RINSPEED offered a car named "RINSPEED SQUBA" that could be submersed under water and can move like a fish under water.. This most exiting reality is the World's first Swimming Car.The car can move at a speed of 1.8 miles per hour and can dive up to 10 meters below the surface of water. Here are the cool pics of Swimming Car...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Red Card to Nayanthara???

Actress Nayanthara , one of the leading actress of the Kollywood in recent times has starred many of the block buster movies that include 'Chandramukhi', 'Ayya', 'Billa', 'Aegan' etc.

The gorgeous actress from the south of India is currently having a problem with Subash Chandra Bose that is turning against her favour. The situation seems bleak to the beautiful lady Nayanthara which may put an end to her career in tamil film industry. This is infact the hottest topic of Kollywood today. The recent news that is heading from the Tamil film industry is that Nayanthara is found guilty for the complaint from Subash Chandra Bose, the honourable producer of 'Paiya' movie stating that Nayanthara has not returned the advance paid to her. On account of this complaint, Tamil film producers Association along with South Indian film actors association issued a red card on actress Nayanthara that signifies that she will not be able to sign up any tamil film in the future.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Inspiration!!!

A wave is a disturbance that propagates through space and time, usually with transference of energy. While a mechanical wave exists in a medium, waves of electromagnetic radiation travel through vacuum, that is, without a medium. Waves travel and transfer energy from one point to another, often with little or no permanent displacement of the particles of the medium, instead there are oscillations around almost fixed locations.

But those are much closely related to Physics. The wave actually i am trying to address is the Sea Wave or Ocean Wave. Every time we have a glance at them they simplify the feelings of heart and make it more comfortable place where Peace can rest. They demonstrate the meaning of true life by their action waving up and down.

"Waves are my inspiration...

Not because

They rise and fall...


Each time

They fall

They never fail to


Monday, February 2, 2009

Fact about LIFE!!!

Friends.. An interesting true fact about life... Defining it in my own style...

The meaning of life constitutes a philosophical question concerning the purpose and significance of human existence. The concept can be expressed through a variety of related questions, such as Why are we here?, What's life all about? and What is the meaning of it all?. It has been the subject of much philosophical, scientific, and theological speculation throughout history and there have been a large number of answers from many different cultural and ideological backgrounds. This suggests the meaning of life is different for each person.The meaning of life is deeply mixed with the philosophical and religious conceptions of existence, consciousness, and happiness, and touches on many other issues, such as symbolic meaning, ontology, value, purpose, ethics, good and evil, free will, conceptions of God, the existence of God, the soul and the afterlife.

“In Life

You will never Know

What you have been missing

Until it Arrives..


You will never know

What you have got

Until it is missing..

So Appreciate Everything


You will be Appreciated..”