Monday, September 8, 2008

Superstar Rajini back in action!

Rajini films have always been surrounded by pre-release hype and hoopla! "Enthiran - The Robot" is no exception at it! Though Rajini's previous venture 'Kuselan' bombed at the box office, it was no fault on his. The producers should never have marketed a film in which he makes only a guest appearance as a full length Rajini film! Past is past! Now, he's back in a totally new avatar!

The poster released recently shows a clean shaved metallic Rajini sportin' a rose. Moreover, there are added attractions in the form of the brilliant director Shankar and the most elegant music director of all times, A.R. Rahman! The last time the trio got together was "Sivaji: The Boss" which was a massive blockbuster! So, when the trio gets together again, obviously so much of hype gets into the act. Moreover, this film is said to have the costliest budget in the Indian Film Industry so far!

A full length Rajini film with a solid screenplay and excellent direction never bombs at the box office. Moreover, the female cast includes the beautiful Aishwarya Rai and the haute Deepika Padukone. So, the glamour quotient will also be on a high with the beautiful ladies around! The shooting for the slick flick has already started on September 8 in the USA and is scheduled to be released in 2012. I'm sure it will rock and haunt the Indian film Industry for years to come and put overseas film-makers rave like anything! Its the first full-length sci-fi movie to be made in India! Rajini roxxx! Hope he's fully successful with this venture!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

After 5 billion years, what happens to our beloved Planet?!!

Hi guys, I'm here today to share a few astronomical facts with you. Most of you might be knowing about the Life Cycle of a Star, right! It is born as a protostar, then the main star is formed gradually and with the passage of time, if the mass of the star is lesser than or equal to the Sun's mass, it will become a Red-Giant or if the mass is 1.5 or more times the mass of the Sun, it will become a Supergiant. After this, the star will finally turn into a white dwarf or a black hole.


The main life stage of a star

The Red Giant gobbling up its planets!

White Dwarf

The life of the Sun is about 10 billion years. Out of that 5 billion years have already passed away. Its left with only 5 more billion years to live. But for the red-giant stage to start, it may not take longer than 2.5 billion years more. Though we won't be alive that long to see the red giant gobbling up our neighbourhood planets! But The Earth will lose its atmosphere and will be as barren as the moon. An artist has beautifully visualized how earth will look after red giant phase is on! Take a look:

Phew! A lifeless earth is really hard to digest. The scorching red-giant will burn up all life on this planet. No day, no night! Each day will be the same. Though the fact whether earth also will be consumed by the red giant or not is still a mystery! Visit this link to see the picturization of the entire life cycle of the Sun:

But I strongly believe that mankind will still survive and somehow think of a way of leaving our beloved planet before the disaster happens. There are reports of many planets which resemble the Earth in other galaxies, but they have to be well-researched. Technology has to evolve for that like anything!! An alternate place to find is one thing, and transporting all the Earth's strength millions of light years away is an impossible task!! Though mankind may survive, all of mankind won't survive!! Lets see what the Space Research majors have in mind for this!

Wonder why noone made a movie with a complex script as this with a rough hypothesis atleast.
Atleast, they could have made some path-breaking insights and laid a foundation or atleast an idea for the survival of mankind! Thinks friends, think! Who knows what technology man may come up with to retain life somewhere in this Universe!

P.S. I did some research on this topic before I started to write. Still, if you feel I have made any mistake, feel free to correct me by posting suitable comments. And thanks for reading! :) Have a nice day.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Nosy Pop-up Ads spoil the blog

The most irritating aspect of owning a blog under the blogspot domain is the pop-up ad that gets attched with your blog and does not leave you alone, no matter how much you wriggle, shake and struggle to get the damn thing off you! At first I thought, it was a malware and run AdAware Programs to inspect if any malware was detected on my system. Fortunately, no malware was detected.

I then, searched the web for any pop-up killer software, but I ended up only with pop-up blocking software. Then I registered myself with yahoo answers in an attempt to find a solution there. But, later on I found the truth that the code for running these ads were present in the source code itself. Google gets paid for putting up pop-up ads on others blog without their permission. Or should I say, they get paid for putting up ads on "their" blogs under the blogspot domain!! So, we cannot claim the removal of pop-up ads from our blogs, sorry sorry, their blogs! Have to learn to live with that irritating stuff.

The major disadvantage of the pop-ups are that they reduce the readability of the blog content and drive away many readers who are under impression that this blog is infested by malware, LOL. ;) Moreover, you cannot write paid posts because the advertisers want a clean blog and not a one with idiotic things popping out and the websites offering to pay you for blogging threaten you with a ban that would be imposed on your blog if you write paid posts continually without the removal of these pop-ups.

Life is bad dudes! :(

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Google's new Web Browser - Google Chrome

The news of Google's official release of the new browser, Google Chrome is making waves everywhere and grabbed a lot of attention! Google, the search engine giant, has spread its tentacles in the Browser industry too! When asked to comment on this, Mozilla's chief executive, John Lilly replied that it wasn't surprizing that Google had made its entry into the Browser domain and he'd have been more surprized if it hadn't made its entry into Browser development!

Curious to know how the interface and working of the browser is, I downloaded and installed it only to find out that the interface is as clean and simple as its home page. :)

The other added features which makes it special are: Minimal Interface, Stability, Minimal interference by Download popups, Better Performance, Private browsing (The incognito mode), Dynamic Tabs and the list goes on! :)

Google's new browser, Chrome, has the following security features too:

 Site blacklists to protect against malware and phishing


A privacy mode (Incognito) to erase tracks of user activity.

A thorough Clear Browsing Data dialog box.

But the really innovative feature in Chrome is the way Google has built the browser's rendering engine to run in a sandbox! Each Browser tab is an isolated process running with limited capabilities. This means that if a malicious application were to run, it could not crash, interfere with or impede the others running in tabs! It also means that the app cannot do things, like write to the file system that could make the malicious app persistent.

But unfortunately, there are already demonstrable holes in the sandbox. Chrome, for example, has already been demonstrated to be vulnerable to the Apple Safari "Carpet Bombing" vulnerability. The new version of the attack drops files in the Chrome download folder; the user would have to be persuaded to run them via a social engineering attack. This may or may not be practical, but the sandbox did fail.

Why did it fail? Because Chrome is built on open source code from other platforms, including Apple's WebKit. Google specifically used a version of WebKit prior to the fix for the Carpet Bombing bug. Par for the course with some open source projects.

Already, Google Chrome has reportedly taken up 3% of the Browser market share. After resolving these vulnerabilities, it will emerge as the world leader in the Browser industry just as it achieved cult status in the search engine domain!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

14 Million Dollar Pictures!

Guess who!

Angelina Jolie with her new-born kids!

Sexy dad with his kids!!

No wonder the babies are Million dollar babies.. :)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Help Poor and Hungry Children get their food

Hi guys. We all know developing nations are facing a severe crisis and most of the daily wages workers and the poverty ridden people hardly get a meal a day. India is one of the countries in the world where people die of hunger every second. With the rising inflation rate, there's no way the poorer sections of the society can support themselves. They're struggling every moment to survive. I always try to think of some way to help them in their fight for survival, to live, to prosper, but not being financially fit to do anything, I just couldn't support the cause. But, friends, I found out something which will enable each one of us to help these children get a meal. Just visit and click on the donate a meal button. Rest assured, atleast one child will get a cup of meal. I'm not asking any kind of monetary or financial donation, my point is, when we can help someone with just a click, why can't we? Please cooperate and try visiting the website everyday atleast once and make sure you donate a cup of meal to a child. Thanks for reading. :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Resurgence of English pace attack - A Threat for aussies Ashes dream

On August 29 the cricketing world were taken aback by the resurgence of English pace attack which stunned southafrica to one of the most humiliating defeats in their cricketing history. The pace man Stuart Broad led the way, with 5 for 23 in 10 overs, but the sheer pace and power of change bowlers Andrew Flintoff and Steve Harmison illustrated the strength England suddenly possess with the ball. From being seemingly unable to work out how to take 20 wickets in a Test match against South Africa, England have morphed into devastating attack. South Africa were dismissed for fewer than 100 in a one-day international for only the second time in their history as a day/night international was played out in total sunshine. "To have Anderson, Broad, Flintoff and Harmison operating at around 90mph just fills the fielders with so much happiness.You know that we can make a bowling change and have a guy coming on and bowling at 90, and that there is another guy waiting to do the same" said Pietersen during the post match press conference.

The pace attack of english team reminded us the 2005 ashes bowling attack which helped english to win their 2005 ashes against australia. Having ashes next year the vulnerable australian bowling attack with the absence of Mc grath and shane warne should perform exceedingly well against the english to beat them in their home soil. English team awaiting the 2009 ashes to take revenge on australia after a humiliating white-wash in their last ashes tour in australia. Australia, being the world champions , wont let the english pace attack to make inroads that easily.However, we can expect a cracker of 5 ashes test matches on 2009. ashes.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fate of Tamil Heroines in Hindi

There's a lot of interest within the leading ladies in the Tamil Film Industry to intensify their careers by shifting to other domains. But the thing is that some of them are too hasty in selecting their projects. Finally, they end up badly in both their existing career as well as future career in other domains. As the saying goes, "Dhobi ka kutta naahi ghar ka, naahi ghaat ka"(A washerman's dog belongs neither to the home nor the streets :))!! No offense, its just a proverb! :) The current hotties of Tamil Film Industry who have shifted their careers juggling Tamil Films as well are Shriya, Genelia and Asin. A short note on their success story:

1. Shriya Saran:

She started off in Tamil Film Idustry with Mazhai and Thiruvilayadal Aarambam but her biggest break was Sivaji opposite Superstar Rajini. She was already the queen of Telugu Film Industry with a variety of films being blockbusters in Andhra. But, success didn't hold her from experimenting new avenues. She went in search of a career in Tamil Film industry and struck gold with Sivaji!! With that film, she was ruling the roost of the Tamil Film Industry. But, she wanted more!! Guess what, she went in search of greener pastures in Bollywood and even Hollywood!! The results for her Hollywood venture isn't out yet. But still, the results are declared in Bollywood and the result is "Fail"!! The latest movie with which she re-tried in Hindi was "Mission Istanbul" which the critics ripped apart to bits deeming it as a huge failure. Earlier, she had starred with Emraan Hashmi in Aawarapan which was a flop again, but guess what, she was nominated for a Filmfare award for the best Debut Actress when she had already starred in two movies in Hindi before Aawarapan!! The two movies were "Tujhe Meri Kasam" and "Shukriya: Till Death Do us apart" again flops!! But still unable to make a mark in Hindi, she's struggling to carve a niche for herself. But what is the use when the project selection itself is wrong! Hindi is one field where U have to give a hit at the very beginning of your career in order to survive there. Lets see whether she saves her name atleast in Telugu and Tamil Film Industry!! :) P.S. She's acting with Jesse Metcalfe, the "Desperate Housewives" star for a Hollywood movie. Lets see how she fares there!!

2. Genelia D' Souza:

She is an adorable and cute heroine whom I like very much for the bubbly characters she plays on-screen! :) She started off as a svelte girl in Boys, but after two or three movies, she wasn't to be spotted much in the Tamil Film Industry with which she had made her foray into Telugu Films. She was successful with it too and she went on to win a couple of Filmfare awards for her performance in "Bommarillu". But, she too tried for newer avenues and went on for Hindi movies "Masti" and "Mere Baap Pehle Aap" which were average grossers and didn't do much for her career, though her debut movie was "Tujhe Meri Kasam". The problem with the movies mentioned above are that the roles were not meant for her. Script Selection being wrong, she couldn't taste success. But, she went on to act in "Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na" which was a runaway success! :) The reason for her success was the choice of role. She was playing the peppy herslef, girl next door character in the movie which was cherished by all! Now, she's got a strong base in Hindi too with a couple of projects coming her way. Hope the peppy girl goes a long way in Hindi! :)

3. Asin

The lady I was waiting to write about! The Kerala girl made her foray into the Tamil Film Industry with "M.Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi" which was a runaway success. After that, there was no turning back for her! She had a huge share of hits with almost all the leading actors in the Tamil Film Industry. Recently too, she starred with Kamal in "Dasavatharam" which is a blockbuster! Though her role was limited in the movie. Her role in Ghajini with Suriya won accolades for her and was a huge hit in both Tamil and Telugu. The nuances in the story attracted Aamir to re-make it in Hindi. While thinking about the heroine, many choices were being considered. But Asin made her way straight to the role and is waiting to taste success in Hindi! The movie is almost ready with the distributors ready to pay a record amount adding to which are the credits that the movie was hugely successful in Tamil and Telugu and the huge banner of Aamir Khan and his name for quality movies in the Hindi Film Industry!! So, we can definitely hope that Asin will make an unblemished entry into Hindi Films and outshine others! :)

Guys, ending this article, I've a question propping up in my mind. Just like heroines are trying to make their names in Hindi Films, how about our Tamil Heroes doing the same!! ;) Think and do comment about it! Until then, its me, Chella signing off! Bye... :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Intelligent Lions!! They know where to bite!

Take a look at the pics below:

Look at the condition of the tyre... :) Poor tyre...

I wouldn't risk my life and go for a dangerous safari like this... Oh no, I won't!! :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dubai - A Paradise!!

Take a look at the pictures below:

Dubai in 1990 prior to the craziness

The same street in 2003

Last year

The Dubai Waterfront. When completed it will become the largest waterfront development in the world .

Guess What!!

The Palm Islands in Dubai. New Dutch dredging technology was used to create these massive man made islands. They are the largest artificial islands in the world and can be seen from space. Three of these Palms will be made with the last one being the largest of them all.

The World Islands . 300 artificially created islands in the shape of the world. Each island will have an estimated cost of $25-30 million!

The Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai . The worlds tallest hotel. Considered the only '7 star' hotel and the most luxurious hotel in the world. It stands on an artificial island in the sea.

Hydropolis, the world's first underwater hotel. Entirely built in Germany and then assembled inDubai, it is scheduled to be completed by 2009 after many delays.

The Burj Dubai. Construction began in 2005 and is expected to be complete by 2008. At an estimated height of over 800 meters, it will easily be world's tallest building when finished. It will be almost 40% taller than the the current tallest building, the Yaipei 101.

This is what downtown Dubai will look like around 2008-2009. More than 140 stories of the Burj Dubai have already been completed. It is already the worlds tallest man made structure and it is still not scheduled to be completed for at least another year..

The Al Burj. This will be the centerpiece of the Dubai Waterfront. Once completed it will take over the title of the tallest structure in the world from the Burj Dubai.

The Trump International Hotel & Tower, which will be the centerpiece of one of the palm islands, The Palm Jumeirah.

Dubailand. Currently, the largest amusement park collection in the world is Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando , which is also the largest single-site employer in the United states with 58,000 employees. Dubailand will be twice the size.

Dubailand will be built on 3 billion square feet (107 miles^2) at an estimated $20 billion price tag. The site will include a purported 45 mega projects and 200 hundred other smaller projects.

Dubai Sports City . A huge collection of sports arenas located in Dubailand.

Some of the tallest buildings in the world, such as Ocean Heights and The Princess Tower , which will be the largest residential building in the world at over a 100 stories, will line the Dubai Marina.

Absolutely Fascinating! Dubai houses more construction workers than citizens itself! The Dubai Metro System, once completed will be the largest fully automated rail system in the world. The Dubai World Central International Airport will become the largest airport in size when completed. Its will also become the busiest airport in the world based on passenger volume.