Thursday, December 27, 2007
"Where my cricket career stands now, I have to make the tough call and step away," he told News 24 on Tuesday. "I want to improve my qualifications for life after cricket. Even if I were in the national team now I would have announced my retirement at the end of the season."
Dippenaar, 30, made his debut in 1999 but it took him a further 12 months to register his first hundred. Soon after, he lost his place to Herschelle Gibbs - a batsman of complete contrast to Dippenaar, whose strengths were his sweet timing and orthodox defence.
In spite of a healthy first-class record for Eagles and Free State, amassing nearly 9000 runs at 42.99, he couldn't translate that same form into his international career, though he found some success in one-dayers with 3421 runs and four hundreds.
Captain of the Eagles, who this week won the SuperSport Series title, Dippenaar will also play for Leicestershire in 2008.
"Some people may question my decision but it is something that my wife and I have reached certainty about during the past year," he said. "I am grateful for the opportunities I have had. I am grateful that I was able to represent my country and I wish the national team all the best."
Cricket South Africa (CSA) wished Dippenaar well and hoped he would continue to be a role model for all the younger players in the franchise system.
"CSA wishes Boeta and his family all the best in this new chapter of their lives, and we thank him for his most valued input into South African cricket at all the many levels he graced so well," Gerald Majola, the chief executive, said in a statement.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Most of the talk on day one of the second Test match between India and Australia in Sydney on Wednesday centered around the showing of the umpires rather than the players itself.Umpires Steve Bucknor and Mark Benson were involved in a few bizzare decisions as India suffered quite heavily.
Monday, December 17, 2007
With twenty wickets in four Tests, 179 gritty runs, and a calm demeanour that helped India wade through a crisis, Kumble was India's most vital member. Beginning with a five-wicket haul on the opening day in Melbourne, he led the attack manfully and fittingly notched up his 600th wicket in Perth, a Test he termed was his "best win". He batted with gumption, shepherding the tail in crucial moments, and led with a statesman-like authority, guiding along a side through a turbulent phase.
Statistically he enjoyed his finest tour to Australia, averaging in excess of 70 with two hundreds and two fifties. He adapted brilliantly: attacking in Melbourne, accumulating in Sydney, and innovating in Perth, before rounding off with a complete innings in Adelaide, on Don Bradman's homeground. He was accorded rousing ovations each time he walked out and showed that, at 34, was still India's most consistent batsman.
Leading the attack in Zaheer Khan's absence, RP Singh rose to the challenge. Swinging the ball at a lively pace, he troubled the Australians with his awkward angles. He expertly used the old ball and didn't flag in searing conditions. He tore through the top order on the first day in Sydney and mopped up the lower order within no time in Perth. He missed the final part of the Adelaide Test, a blow that was a big setback to India's series-levelling prospects.
Undoubtedly the find of the tour, Ishant was feted by Steve Waugh as the "next best thing" in Indian cricket. Despite going wicket-less in Sydney, he did enough to suggest immense potential and his double-strike against Ricky Ponting in Perth played a big part in the victory. He moved the ball both ways and, displayed a great ability to lift himself when the conditions were most demanding.
Opened up the Sydney Test with an awe-inspiring hundred before producing a guarded, eventually match-winning, half-century in Perth. He showed his ability to change his game according to the situation and proved, once again, that he reserved his best for Australia. He was an important member of the slip cordon and did a fine job when standing close-in for the spinners too.
Made an impact in all the four opportunities he was given, none more so than the polished 151 in Adelaide, a match-saving effort. Even when he didn't go on to a big one he made confident starts to set a good platform, allowing the middle order to prosper. He made some good contributions with his offspin, including two vital wickets on the final day in Perth.
A fairytale comeback at Perth ended in a Man-of-the-Match award in one of the most memorable Indian wins in recent times. He did well with the bat but it was particularly heartening to see him generate alarming swing with the ball. He struggled on the flat deck in Adelaide but snapped up his 100th wicket in the same venue where he picked up his first, a good four years ago.
In the absence of Zaheer Khan, RP Singh and Irfan Pathan shouldered the bowling burden © Getty Images
Dravid struggled to strike the high notes through the series. Thrust into the opening slot for the first two Tests, he endured a mighty tough period. Often not able to get the ball off the square, he notched up dot ball after dot ball, never seeming like the run-machine that had come to these shores four years ago. His 93 was vital for the victory in Perth but, just when he appeared to be finding his groove, struggled again in Adelaide.
Enjoyed a fine start to the tour but saw it fizzle out towards the end. He was undone by a couple of poor umpiring decisions but couldn't match the consistency he had shown ever since his return in December last 2006. He fell to left-armers on seven of the eight occasions with Brad Hogg troubling him more often than one would have expected. His fielding didn't inspire much confidence, a factor that went into his ouster from the one-day squad.
It was a mixed series for Dhoni as a fine phase with the gloves coincided with an average one with the bat. His restrained knocks in Sydney and Perth were vital in the context of the match but Dhoni never really lived up to his reputation as an electrifying batsman. His wicketkeeping, though, improved with each match and displayed expert reflexes when standing up to the spinners.
He ended the series as a better batsman than bowler. With two half-centuries in Sydney and Adelaide, he proved his ability as a lower-order batsman, capable of irritating the daylights out of the opposition. His bowling, though, was a disappointment. Apart from having Ricky Ponting's number for the first two Tests, he was largely ineffective through the series. He will be forever associated with the tour, though, having been at the centre of the storm during the Sydney furore.
4 Zaheer Khan
Played only one Test and had to return home with a heel injury. He contributed in Melbourne, though, hustling out batsmen on a flat pitch.
Having cruised through 2007, Jaffer hit the ground with a mighty thud, managing just 49 runs in three Tests. He didn't have an answer to Brett Lee's pacy out-swingers and had lost his spot by the end of the series.
With just 17 runs in two games and a string of poor fielding efforts, Yuvraj didn't inspire much confidence through the series. He injured himself during practice in Perth and was side-lined for at least two weeks, putting his one-day chances in doubt as well.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Name - Rajinikanth
Real Name - Shivaji Rao Gaikwad
Date of Birth - 12.12.1950
Time of Birth - 11:54 P.M.
Place of Birth - Bangalore
Star/Rasi - Sirvana/Magaram
Color - Black
Height - 5 feet 9 inch
Weight - 70 Kg
Name of Spouse - Mrs. Latha Rajinikanth, Principal, The Ashram
Date of Marriage - 26.02.1981 4:30 A.M
Place of Marriage - Thirupathi
Date of Reception - 14.03.1981 6:00 A.M
Place of Reception - Taj Coromandal, Chennai
Names of Children - Aishwarya & Sowandarya
Address -18, Raghava Veera Avenue,Poes Garden, Chennai-86
Contact Phone - 24991291,24990278
Fax - 24838890 (Raghavendra Mandapam)
Father's Name - Ramoji Rao
Mother's Name - Rambhai
Brother's Name - Sathya Narayana Rao & Nageshwara Rao
Guru - K.Balachandar
Spiritual Guru - Satchithananda Swamiji
Favourite God - Shri Raghavendra
Favourite Books - Books written by Shri Ramana Maharishi
Favourite City - Chennai
Favourite Colour - Black
Favourite Drinks - Juice & Curd
Favourite Foods - Chicken & Mutton items
Happiest Moments - To be alone
Worst Moments - Left the job of Conductor
Worst Period - 1978 - 1981
Favourite Dress - White Kurtha
Favourite Place - Himalaya
Favourite Place in House - Pooja Room
Favourite Proverb - Beware of Everything -that is un true; stick to the Truth shall succeed slowly but steadily
Favourite work - Self-driving
Unforgettable Man - K.Balachandar
Unforgettable Function - Bassha Silver Jubilee Function
Unforgettable Friend - Sri Priya
First Film - Aboorva Ragangal
50th Film - Tiger (Telugu)
100th Film - Shri Raghavendrar
125th Film - Rajathi Raja
150th Film - Padyappa
Favourite Hollywood Actor - Sylvester Stallone
Favourite Indian Actor - Kamalhaasan
Favourite Actress - Rekha (Hindi)
Favourite Role - Romantic Roles
Most Valuable Item - Appreciation Letter from K.Balachander for the film "Mullum Malarum"
Favourite Language - English
Favourite Films - Hollywood Films
Favourite Novel - Kalki's Ponniyin Selvan & T. Janakiraman's Amma Vanthal
Favourite Cinema Scene - Duet Scene
Favourite Writer - Jayagandhan
Favourite Poet - Kannadasan
Favourite Musician - Illayaraja
Favourite Speaker - Vattal Nagaraj
Favourite Songs - Songs sung by Chandrababu
Favourite Film - Veera Kesari (Kannada)
Favourite Politician - Singapore President Lee Quan-u
Unforgettable Leader - Mahatma Gandhiji
About Mahatma Gandhiji - Form of Truth; Great Yogi
About Bharathiar - Real Rebel Poet
About Kamarajar - Real "Padikatha Methai"
About Periyar - Real Spiritualist
About Annadurai - Great Leader
About Kalaigar - The only leader for Tamil Community
About M.G.R - Guardian to Tamil Cinema
About Shjivaji Ganeshan - Dictionary of Tamil Cinema
About Jayshankar - Sportiveness
About Shivakumar - Punctuality
About Kamalahaasan - Sincerity
Message to Fan - Live & Let Live
About Rajinikanth - I live for myself ; I don't care anybody but I respect everybody
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Rajini, the real mantra of Tamil Nadu. There are fan associations across Tamil Nadu dedicated to him. Many more than for any other Tamil star, past or present. Rajinikanth, the carpenter-turned-coolie-turned-conductor-turned Super Star says: “I couldn’t have asked God for more.” A bit of a recluse, Rajni may be. But everyone who’s had the privelege of a darshan with the thalaivar has come away with a spring in his step and a warm glow in the heart. Warm, friendly and affable, he’s the sort who deserves all the superstardom he’s earned. Such men, indeed, are rare...
It’s been 25 years, believe it or not, since the Periya Thalaivar (big boss) made his debut with an inconsequential role in a Tamil film. From villain and antihero to blockbuster supernova, the gifted actor has made the most of every outing. And he’s deserved every bit of the success. SCREEN analyses why...
It's a wide angle shot. A man is seen opening a gate, dressed in rags and smoking a beedi. A terminally ill disease writ large on his face. Precisely on that frame appears the Sanskrit term shruthi bedham, coupled with an off screen voice, an undoubtedly inauspicious start to any debutante’s first screen appearance, especially in the maiden frame.
The film was Apoorva Raagangal (1975). The film itself was thick in controversy, and nobody took notice of the young newcomer, who was on screen barely for fifteen minutes, muttered a few apologetic words to the wronged woman and ultimately died an unsung, unheroic death.
No one in the audience, even in his wildest imagination, would have thought this nondescript man, who had won the least attention in the film would ever win over millions of hearts in Tamil Nadu. Or ride the state like a colossus. Or even that his sway over the masses would be so intense that he could rewrite the fate of Tamil Nadu politics, exactly two decades after the release of his first film.
K Balachander, the director who has an uncanny knack of creating stars, first met Rajnikant at the film institute, where he was a student. Balachander glanced at the dark young man and crisply asked him to meet him in his office the next day. When Rajnikant walked into his office gingerly, Balachander informed him he was going to act in his next film. Overwhelmed by the sudden offer from a ‘big’ director, Rajnikant just could not believe his ears. It’s a feeling Rajni still recounts whenever in the mood of reminiscence.
Later, Balachander confided in his close friend and associate Ananthu, “Watch out! There is a fire in the young man’s eyes. One day he will take Tamil Nadu by storm.” How true the prediction turned out!
Producers went all out to capitalise on this new “wonder” called Rajnikant, and a string of films projecting him as an anti-hero, with all his stylish mannerisms in full swing, were released in quick succession. Gayathri had him shooting blue films of his wife without her knowledge, Bhairavi, Shankar Salim Simon and the like. Rajni had, by now, become an indisputable star in his own right, a force to reckon with.
Though Rajnikant persistently refers to K Balachander as his “guru”, it was director SP Muthuraman who actually revamped Rajni’s image entirely. Muthuraman first experimented with him in a positive role in Bhuvana Oru Kelvikkuri, as a villain in the first half and a refined man in the second, accepting a woman with a child ditched by her lover. The success of Bhuvana Oru Kelvikkuri prompted SPM to make a mushy melodrama with Rajni as a hero sacrificing everything for his siblings, a role ideally tailormade for Sivaji Ganesan! That film was Arulirunthu Arupathu Varai, in which Rajni’s mannerisms were totally missing and he even appeared as an old man in the last few frames. Even while the film was in the making, Rajni had misgivings about whether the audience would accept him in tear jerkers of this kind. But the film got made and its box-office success made Rajni popular among women audiences, too. These two films were a turning point in Rajni’s career — he changed from an actor who merely enthralled the audiences, to one who also made them weep. The acceptance of Rajni sans his mannerisms proved he’d at last become an actor from a star. Around this time came Mullum Malarum, directed by J Mahendran, which established Rajni as a hero with a slight tinge of the negative.
Rajnikant’s entry may have been humble, in an insignificant role but the success he achieved in a very short span was unimaginable. A popular Tamil magazine brought out a special supplement at a time when his still on the make, and, he presto, the magazine’s sales doubled with that issue alone.
Such mass adulation, the thunderous rain of applause when Rajni delivered his lines, all put together, made him a phenomenon. It was at this point that Rajni realised the onus had been thrust on him. The fate of producers hinged on him alone. This sudden exposure to the glare of the media and the popularity and money he never imagined would be his, created a lot of stress in his mind. At that crucial time in his career when his market price had just begun to zoom, he decided to opt out of films completely, sending shock waves to his fans. Balachander, Kamalhaasan and his other well-wishers somehow, coaxed him into staying on.
The second phase of his life started with K Balaji’s Billa, a superhit disproving the canard spread by detractors that Rajnikant was “finished”. He was accepted as a full-fledged hero. Billa was followed by a row of hits like Pokkiri Raja, Thanikkattu Raja, Naan Mahaan Alla and the all-important Moondru Mugham, in which Rajni essayed a triple role. Even two decades after its release, the last continues to be a box-office draw and Rajni’s fans can never tire of the thalaivar’s verbal clash with villain Senthamarai. K Balachander’s first home production, Nettrikkam proved to be yet another milestone in Rajni’s career.
An analysis of Rajni’s career graph shows a remarkable absence of fits and starts. It has been a slow and steady rise to the very top. As Rajni sings in a hit song from Badshah, a man’s life may be divided into eight divisions. Rajni’s own career may be divided into three segments. The first as a villain, the second as a hero with negative traits, and the third and present phase, as the reigning czar of Tamil filmdom. With Rajni’s films fetching crores and his market price skyrocketing, the costs of production of his films became unmanageable. And Rajni has since had to stick to a one film per year formula, sometimes, he could do a film once in two years.
The new trend where his films’ collections exceed normal regional film expectations started off with Badshah, followed by Annamalai, Arunachalam, Ejaman, Muthu and Padayappa. It’s now an accepted fact that only a Rajnikant film can break records set by his own films.
As an actor, Rajnikant’s greatest asset, apart from his style is his sense of humour and comic timing. Like Amitabh Bachchan is popular for his drunken soliloquies, Rajnikant is famous for his comic encounters with snakes, repeated umpteen times.
In the early 80s, Rajnikant made a foray into Bollywood with Andhaa Kanoon, a superhit. But Rajnikant could not concentrate on Hindi films because he was already safely ensconced down South. He still made a few films in Hindi, to mention specially Chaalbaaz which had Sridevi in a dual role. Rajni also enjoys a special kind of popularity in Telugu films and his Peddarayudu (remake of Tamil hit Nattammai) seems to have broken all previous records. The Telugu version of Padayappa has been a money-spinner, too. Rajnikant became a trendsetter recently with his Muthu and its songs becoming a rage in Japan and now, Padayappa running to packed houses in the UK and USA.
Basically a religious person, Rajnikant has always owned up his faith. “I was brought up by the Ramakrishna Mission and it’s from there that I have inherited this religious frame of mind,” he keeps saying. Even his films have him openly sharing his faith. In Arunachalam he mouths that famous line, “God decides and Arunachalam executes it.” His public meetings are always spiced with humour and embellished with anecdotes from mythology.
Married to Lata, an English literature graduate, hailing from an elite Iyengar family in 1980, Rajni has two daughters who are carefully kept away from the limelight. Lata herself a versatile singer, now runs a school called The Ashram. The couple indulges in a lot of charity, the latest being converting his Raghavendra Kalyana Mandapam into a charitable trust to help the poor and needy.
Ego and starry airs are unknown to Rajnikant. During breaks he hardly ever rushes to his air-conditioned makeup room. Instead, he prefers to sleep on the sets, even without a pillow, merely covering his eyes with a wet cloth. He never comes to functions with a retinue behind him and even prefers to drive his own car.
Rajnikant’s phenomenal success and his sway over the masses make people speculate whether he will follow the footsteps of the late MGR and enter politics. Though there has been a lot of pressure on him to enter politics by the likes of actor turned journalist, Cho Ramaswamy (“Rajnikant is the best choice for chief ministership because he has a basic integrity and simplicity, a quality which is very rare these days”) Rajnikant has persistently maintained a diplomatic silence, except for the fact that he openly supported the ruling DMK in the last assembly elections and discreetly in the recent Lok Sabha elections. When pressed, Rajnikant answers in his own inimitable style, “Yesterday I was a conductor, today I’m a star, tomorrow what I’ll be only He knows!”
A bit of a recluse, he may be at heart, but everyone who’s had the privilege of a darshan with the thalaivar has come away with a spring in his step, and a warm glow in his heart. Warm, friendly and affable, he’s the sort who deserves all the superstardom he’s earned. Such men, indeed, are rare.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Name of the Film Name of the Character
16 Vayathinile -Parattai
Aarulirunthu Arupathu Varai -Santhanam
Aatank Ki Aatank - Munna
Adu Puli Aatam - Rajini
Aduthua Vaarisu - Kannan
Alavudinum Arputha Vizhkkum - Kamarudeen
Anbull Rajinikanth - Rajnikanth
Andbuku Naan Adimai - Gopi
Andha Kannoon - Vijay
Annai Oru Aalayam - Vijay
Annamalai - Annamalai
Apporva Ragangal - Pandian
Arunachalam - Arunachalam
Athisiya Piravi - Kaali & Balu
Avargal - Ramanathan
Ayiram Jenmangal - Ramesh
Baasha - Mannikkam
Baba - Baba
Bhairavi - Mookiyan
Bhuvana Oru Kelvikuri - Sampath
Billa - Billa & Rasappa
Chaal Baaz - Jaggu
Chandramukhi - Saravanan
Dharmathin Thalaivan - Balu & Shankar
Dharmathurai - Dharmathurai
Dharmayutham - Ram
Dosti Dushman - Inspr. Ranjit Singh
Ejamaan - Vanavarayar
Engeyo Ketta Kural - Kumaran
Ganguvaa - Ganguvaa
Garjanai - Dr. Vijay
Gayathri - Rajarathinam
Illamai Oonjaladukirathu - Murali
Insaaf Kaun Karega - Arjun Singh
Jhonny - Jhonny & Vidhyasaagar
Kodiparakuthu - Erode Shivagiri & Dada
Maaveeran - Raja
Manithan - Raja
Mannan - Krishnan
Mappillai - Arumugam
Maveeran - Maveeran
Moondru Mugam - Alex Pandian, John & Arun
Moonru Muditchu - Prasad
Mr. Bharath - Bharath
Mullum Malarum - Kaali
Murattu Kalai - Kaalai
Muthu - Muthu
Naan Adimai Illai - Vijay
Naan Mahan Alla - Vishwanath
Naan Skippu Manithan - Vijay
Naan Vazhavaipen - Michael
Nallavanukku Nallavan - Maanikkam
Netrikan - Chakravarthi & Santhosh
Ninaithale Innikum - Deepuk
Oorkavalan - Kangeyan
Padikathavan - Rajendran (Raja)
Padyappa - Padayappa
Panakkaran - Muthu
Pandian - Pandian
Payum Puli - Bharani
Peddarayudu - Paparayudu
Phool Bane Angarey - Inspr. Ranjith Singh
Pokkiri Raja - Raja & Ramesh
Pollathavan - Manohar
Priya - Ganesh
Puthukavithai - Anand
Raja Chinna Roja - Raja
Rajathi Raja - Raja & Chinna Rasu
Ram Robert Rahim - Ram
Ranga - Ranganathan
Ranuva Veeran - Raghu
Shankar Salim Saiman - Saiman
Siva - Shiva (Tiger)
SriRagavendrar - Venkadanathan
Thaai Meethu Sathiyam - Babu
Thai Veedu - Raju
Thalapthy - Soorya
Thamacha - Vikram Pratap Singh
Thambikku Entha Ooru - Balu
Thangamagan - Arun
Thanikkattu Raja - Soorya Prakash
Thappu Thalangal - Devu
Thee - Raja
Thillu Mullu - Indiran & Chandiran
Thudikkum Karangal - Gopi
Tyaagi - Shankar
Uzhaippalli - Tamilarasan & Tamilazhagan
Valli - Veeriyan
Vanakathukuriya Kathaliye - Joe
Veera - Muthu Veerappan
Velaikaran - Raghupathi
Viduthalai - Raja
Monday, November 12, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Inline Editing of Profile Field ValuesThe 'About Me' tab of each member's profile page has edit controls, allowing them to quickly change values without leaving their profile page.Attachment Viewing LightboxClicking on an attached image will now open a lightbox rather than open a new window, with the image scaled to fit the browser viewport. A click on the image in the lightbox will open it in a new window as before.Post Edit HistoryFor boards where the history of posts is important, it is now possible to log all edits to posts and then review the changes at a later date.Inline Moderation Enhanced AuthenticationWhen performing inline moderation actions, board staff will now be required to re-authenticate themselves if they have not done so in their browsing session.This prevents the possibility of unauthorized parties acting as a moderator on a public computer where a board staff member has accidentally ticked the 'remember me' box.Navbar NoticesAdministrators can now set up custom notifications that will appear underneath the navbar when visiting users fulfil specified criteria.For example, one may want to set up a notice to display when a user is a member of a particular usergroup, or to show a congratulatory message when a user has posted their 1,000th post etc.New Human Verification SystemsIn addition to the image verification system available in previous versions of vBulletin, 3.7 introduces the means for the administrator to choose the verification system employed on their board.They may choose to use the popular RECAPTCHA™ system, or to define a set of questions and answers for their visitors to deal with.User Change HistoryIn order to track changes made to users' profiles by administrators, a change log is now kept for various user profile fields including username, usergroup etc.Social Bookmarking of ThreadsAdministrators can now define a list of their favorite social bookmarking sites and have them available for use on the showthread page for bookmarking threads.And More...There are plenty more new features in vBulletin 3.7.Here is a brief list of some of the ones we haven't yet touched on:
Visitor tracking on profile pages
Automatic resizing of attached images to match filesize or pixel dimensions
Enhancements to custom bbcode system
Custom icons per forum
Advertisement locations defined in templates
Add multiple moderators in one go through ACP
ATOM support for RSS Poster Robot
Hooks to allow attachments to be passed through a virus scanner
Posts by users in 'Tachy Goes to Coventry' will no longer count towards the total number of posts in a thread or forum. They are now truly hidden!
All AJAX systems now employ the Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI) for a more consistent and predictable system
YUI files can now be switched from locally hosted to remotely hosted by Yahoo! with a single option change, saving you bandwidth.
Friday, November 2, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Next comes John Wright under whom India was more sucessfull than ever to speak.Dada's Captaincy was aggressive and quite fascinating when compared to prevoius skippers.Though ganguly did not win major tournaments he took india to 22 finals and won only one which is the darker part of his captaincy.
Greg chappell and Dravid is the next in the driver seat.Greg chappell one of the most Successfull captain for Australia and also was one of the best bastmen of his times came to coach india,his australian stratergies were taken as politics rather than as a tactics.Yuvaraj who was performing worst was given a warning that he would be chucked out if he continues the same..Then Yuvraj was the man of the series for pakistan tour and still flying now.Ganguly was chucked out of the team which broke many oppostion to chappell from politics and West Bengal people were involved in so many protestions against him.Finally Chappell resigned.
With the young blood alone India won the T20 world cup with no senior players or coach to guide the players.Though we cannot totally isolate the seniors still there is no need for a coach to do this job.The players are not small kids for the coach to teach them how to bowl and bat,everybody is in international standard.When a person is not able to cooperate with a board then how will he coach the team?.This is for Kirsten.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Click on the link to vote for him
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
1985 - 29,108 on Boxing Day saw the Indian spinners on top. Greg Matthews and Allan Border each scored memorable centuries in the match, but when the rains came at tea on the last day to wash out the match, India was in sight of a victory. This was Steve Waugh’s debut Test, Merv Hughes was 12th Man.
1991 - For the second season in succession, Bruce Reid (6/66 & 6/60) made the match his own by decimating India inside four days. 42,494 attended on Boxing Day.
1999 - Boxing Day was again seriously affected by having rain, but there were still 49,082 in attendance. The match against India was comfortably won by Australia by 180 runs. Melbourne’s fans were treated to the exciting Test debut of NSW speedster Brett Lee, who took 5/47 and 2/31, as well as some sparkling batting from the brilliant Indian skipper Sachin Tendulkar (166 & 52).
2003 - 62,613 – Boxing Day, 179,662 for the match. Australia defeated India by nine wickets, Ricky Ponting scoring an imperious 257 in Australia’s first innings after Indian opener Veranda Sehwag smashed a scintillating 195 on the opening day. Taking advantage of free entry on the last day, a crowd of 29,262 bid farewell to Australian captain Steve Waugh in his 17th and final MCG Test match.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Affliated with more than 166 prestigious clubs across the country.L'Amicale offers several facilities like a swimming pool,jacuzzi,tennis courts,a multi-cusine restaurant,banquet & confernce halls and much more,along wit 14 rooms and two cottages,priced rs 1500 per day on single or double occupancy for members.
Encouraged by the phenomenal response to its Global Leisure club,th emanagement of L'Amicale has just launched the concept of "Vacation Villas" on East Coast road near marakkanam on the way to Pondicherry.These villas equipped with all the facilities that the L'Amicale club offers,would act as the perfect platform for the owners to make the most of their time while staying as their own villas,whether on business or leisure.
So dont miss it!!!!!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Vijay Ilaya Thalapathi has failed to prove besides giving so many successfull hits for the last couple of years.Azhagiyya Tamizhmagan (ATM) though was a nice movie but not so much interesting and nice like his previous films.Few years before Vijay gave so many flops and gave a good comback after that starting from Kushi to pokiri.His Films Kushi,Badri,Priyamanavale,friends,Thrupatchi,Thirumalai,Sivagasi,Aadhi,Pokiri were all super hit films.
Talking about this film Atm there is no words to speak about his acting.Inspite of that he is doing Double role for the first time in his career he has shown a great difference in two characters by changing his voice modulation.His costumes were awesome and dance no need to describe about his dance.The main reason why this film is not so successfull because of the climax.If it has been changed damn sure of 100 days..