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sivaji – top 10 in UK box office

The Boss! – has been into top10 of UK box office

read the url for further info…
http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/article/31913.html

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Decisions Vs Emotions

Don’t make promises when you are in joy..
  Don’t reply when you are sad..
    Don’t take decisions when you are angry..

   Think twice.. Act wise…!”

Though it may be simple when reading, but implementing will definitely come only through practice! Aint I?

Shall we try ?

52 Proven Stress Reducers.

Hello Buddies,

Got it as a forward. But i am sure many or all of these points would definitely be of a great help to us.

Please be PATIENT while reading though the list is big!

Here you go….

1. Get up fifteen minutes earlier in the morning. The inevitable morning mishaps will be less stressful.

2. Prepare for the morning the evening before. Set the breakfast table, make lunches, put out the clothes you plan to wear, etc.

3. Don’t rely on your memory. Write down appointment times, when to pick up the laundry, when library books are due, etc.

4. Do nothing which, after being done, leads you to tell a lie.

5. Make duplicates of all keys. Bury a house key in a secret spot in the garden and carry a duplicate car key in your wallet, apart from your key ring.

6. Practice preventive maintenance. Your car, appliances, home, and relationships will be less likely to break down/fall apart “at the worst possible moment.”

7. Be prepared to wait. A paperback can make a wait in a post office line almost pleasant.

8. Procrastination is stressful. Whatever you want to do tomorrow, do today; whatever you want to do today, do it now.

9. Plan ahead. Don’t let the gas tank get below one-quarter full; keep a well-stocked “emergency shelf” of home staples; don’t wait until you’re down to your last bus token or postage stamp to buy more; etc.

10. Don’t put up with something that doesn’t work right. If your alarm clock, wallet, shoe laces, windshield wipers – whatever- are a constant aggravation, get them fixed or get new ones.

11. Allow 15 minutes of extra time to get to appointments. Plan to arrive at an airport one hour before domestic departures.

12. Eliminate (or restrict) the amount of caffeine in your diet.

13. Always set up contingency plans, “just in case.” (“If for some reason either of us is delayed, here’s what we’ll do. . .” kind of thing. Or, “If we get split up in the shopping center, here’s where we’ll meet.”)

14. Relax your standards. The world will not end if the grass doesn’t get mowed this weekend.

15. Pollyanna-Power! For every one thing that goes wrong, there are probably 10 or 50 or 100 blessings. Count ’em!

16. Ask questions. Taking a few moments to repeat back directions, what someone expects of you, etc., can save hours. (The old “the hurrieder I go, the behinder I get,” idea.)

17. Say “No!” Saying “no” to extra projects, social activities, and invitations you know you don’t have the time or energy for takes practice, self-respect, and a belief that everyone, everyday, needs quiet time to relax and be alone.

18. Unplug your phone. Want to take a long bath, meditate, sleep, or read without interruption? Drum up the courage to temporarily disconnect. (The possibility of there being a terrible emergency in the next hour or so is almost nil.) Or use an answering machine.

19. Turn “needs” into preferences. Our basic physical needs translate into food, water, and keeping warm. Everything else is a preference. Don’t get attached to preferences.

20. Simplify, simplify, simplify. . ..

21. Make friends with non-worriers. Nothing can get you into the habit of worrying faster than associating with chronic worrywarts.

22. Get up and stretch periodically if your job requires that you sit for extended periods.

23. Wear earplugs. If you need to find quiet at home, pop in some earplugs.

24. Get enough sleep. If necessary, use an alarm clock to remind you to go to bed.

25. Create order out of chaos. Organize your home and workspace so that you always know exactly where things are. Put things away where they belong and you won’t have to go through the stress of losing things.

26. When feeling stressed, most people tend to breathe short, shallow breaths. When you breathe like this, stale air is not expelled, oxidation of the tissues is incomplete, and muscle tension frequently results. Check your breathing throughout the day, and before, during, and after high-pressure situations. If you find your stomach muscles knotted and your breathing is shallow, relax all your muscles and take several deep, slow breaths.

27. Writing your thoughts and feelings down (in a journal, or on paper to be thrown away) can help you clarify things and can give you a renewed perspective

28. Try the following yoga technique whenever you feel the need to relax. Inhale deeply through your nose to the count of eight. Then, with lips puckered, exhale very slowly through your mouth to the count of 16, or for as long as you can. Concentrate on the long sighing sound and feel the tension dissolve. Repeat 10 times.

29. Inoculate yourself against a feared event. Example: before speaking in public, take time to go over every part of the experience in your mind. Imagine what you’ll wear, what the audience will look like, how you will present your talk, what the questions will be and how you will answer them, etc. Visualize the experience the way you would have it be. You’ll likely find that when the time comes to make the actual presentation, it will be “old hat” and much of your anxiety will have fled.

30. When the stress of having to get a job done gets in the way of getting the job done, diversion – a voluntary change in activity and/or environment – may be just what you need.

31. Talk it out. Discussing your problems with a trusted friend can help clear your mind of confusion so you can concentrate on problem solving.

32. One of the most obvious ways to avoid unnecessary stress is to select an environment (work, home, leisure) which is in line with your personal needs and desires. If you hate desk jobs, don’t accept a job which requires that you sit at a desk all day. If you hate to talk politics, don’t associate with people who love to talk politics, etc.

33. Learn to live one day at a time.

34. Every day, do something you really enjoy.

35. Add an ounce of love to everything you do.

36. Take a hot bath or shower (or a cool one in summertime) to relieve tension.

37. Do something for somebody else.

38. Focus on understanding rather than on being understood; on loving rather than on being loved.

39. Do something that will improve your appearance. Looking better can help you feel better.

40. Schedule a realistic day. Avoid the tendency to schedule back-to-back appointments; allow time between appointments for a breathing spell.

41. Become more flexible. Some things are worth not doing perfectly and some issues are fine to compromise upon.

42. Eliminate destructive self-talk: “I’m too old to. . .,” “I’m too fat to. . .,” etc.

43. Use your weekend time for a change of pace. If your work week is slow and patterned, make sure there is action and time for spontaneity built into your weekends. If your work week is fast-paced and full of people and deadlines, seek peace and solitude during your days off. Feel as if you aren’t accomplishing anything at work? Tackle a job on the weekend which you can finish to your satisfaction.

44. “Worry about the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves.” That’s another way of saying: take care of the todays as best you can and the yesterdays and the tomorrows will take care of themselves.

45. Do one thing at a time. When you are with someone, be with that person and with no one or nothing else. When you are busy with a project, concentrate on doing that project and forget about everything else you have to do.

46. Allow yourself time – everyday – for privacy, quiet, and introspection.

47. If an especially unpleasant task faces you, do it early in the day and get it over with, then the rest of your day will be free of anxiety.

48. Learn to delegate responsibility to capable others.

49. Don’t forget to take a lunch break. Try to get away from your desk or work area in body and mind, even if it’s just for 15 or 20 minutes.

50. Forget about counting to 10. Count to 1,000 before doing something or saying anything that could make matters worse.

51. Have a forgiving view of events and people. Accept the fact that we live in an imperfect world.

52. Have an optimistic view of the world. Believe that most people are doing the best they can.

Lets try to follow and get benefitted 😉

sivaji – mass for the boss in pvr,bangalore

have a look at the crowd gathered and waiting to watch the Movie – “Sivaji-The BOSS” 😉

mass for BOSS in PVR,Bangalore today (15Jun07)

BOSS – Expansions
Bachelor of Social Service (told by vivek in the movie)

Bachelor of Silver Screen (newly added by fans today) !!

konamoonaanu yosippor sangam

புதுசு கண்ணா புதுசு…

சில தத்துவங்கள்…

நாய்க்கு நாலு கால் இருக்கலாம். அதால லோக்கல் கால், எஸ்.டி.டி.கால், ஐஎஸ்டி கால் ஏன்.. ஒரு மிஸ்ட் கால் கூட பண்ண முடியாது!

கங்கை ஆத்துல மீன் பிடிக்கலாம்.. காவேரி ஆத்துல மீன் பிடிக்கலாம்…ஆனால் ஐயர் ஆத்துல மீன் பிடிக்க முடியுமா?

திருவள்ளுவர் 1330 குறள் எழுதியிருந்தாலும், அவரால் ஒரு குரலில் தான் பேச முடியும்!

என்ன தான் உன் தலை சுத்தினாலும் உன் முதுகை உன்னால பாக்க முடியாது!

மீன் பிடிக்கிறவனை மீனவன்னு சொல்லலாம்.. ஆனா நாய் பிடிக்கிறவனை நாயவன்னு சொல்ல முடியுமா?

டிநகர் போனா டீ வாங்க முடியும்.. ஆனா விருதுநகர் போனா விருது வாங்க முடியுமா?

என்னதான் ஒருத்தன் குண்டா இருந்தாலும் அவனைத் துப்பாக்கிக்குள்ள போடமுடியாது!

தேள் கொட்டினா வலிக்கும்…பாம்பு கொட்டினா வலிக்கும்…. முடி கொட்டினா வலிக்குமா?

ஸ்கூல் டெஸ்ட்ல பிட் அடிக்கலாம்..காலேஜ் டெஸ்ட்ல பிட் அடிக்கலாம்.. பிளட் டெஸ்ட்ல பிட் அடிக்க முடியுமா?

பொங்கலுக்கு கவர்மெண்ட்ல லீவு கொடுப்பாங்க.. ஆனா இட்லி, தோசைக்குக் கொடுப்பாங்களா?

கோலமாவில கோலம் போடலாம்..ஆனா கடலைமாவில கடலை போடமுடியுமா?

லைப்ல ஒண்ணுமே இல்லைன்னா போர் அடிக்கும்.. தலையில் ஒண்ணுமே இல்லைன்னா கிளார் அடிக்கும்.

ஏழு பரம்பரைக்கு ஒக்காந்து சாப்பிட காசு இருந்தாலும், பாஸ்ட் புட் கடைல நின்னுக்கிட்டுத் தான் சாப்பிடணும்.

மண்டை உடையாம இருக்கறதுக்காக ஹெல்மெட் போடலாம்..ஆனால் ஹெல்மெட் உடையாம இருக்கறதுக்காக மண்டையப் போடமுடியுமா?

இப்படிக்கு கோணாமூணான்னு யோசிப்போர் சங்கம்

நீங்க இதப்படிச்சிட்டு கண்டிப்பா கொஞ்சமாவது சிரிச்சிருப்பீங்கன்னு நம்பறேன்.. 😉

thabooshankar’s poem

நிச்சயம் தபூசங்கரின் கவிதைகள் எல்லோருக்குமே மிகப் பிடித்தமானவை! ஏனெனில் அவர் பெரும்பாலும் நடைமுறை வாழ்க்கையில் நடப்பவற்றை மிக எளிமையாகப் படம்பிடித்துக் கவிதை ரசத்தை ஊற்றிப் புனைபவர்.

முன்பு படித்த கவிதை இப்பொழுது நினைவுக்கு வந்தது!

ஒவ்வொரு நாளும்

தண்ணீரில் நீ

இவ்வளவு அழகையா

வேண்டாமென்று கழுவி விடுகிறாய்?

(வரிகள் அப்படியே நினைவில் இல்லை.. மாறுதல் இருக்கலாம்!).

உங்களுக்கும் பிடித்திருக்கும் என்று நினைக்கிறேன்.

sivaji – suspenses…

1. no double action for rajini, but only a getup change.

2. mottai rajini comes only in the last 20 mins as MG RAVICHANDRAN.

3. vivek is rajinis MAMA (vadivukarasis brother) and rajini calls him MAMA thoughout the movie.

4.rajinis styles in the movie: he throws the chewing gum on his hand and it rebounces into his mouth.in one scene he throws it on sumans forehead and it rebounces into his mouth.mottai rajini taps his head with his fingers.rajini says the word COOL throught out the moviemovie running time 3hours and 10 minssuman is the main villain and raguvharan appears in 3 , 4 scenes as the DEAN of SIVAJI UNIVERSITY, and hes the one who saves RAJINI.regarding the songs, rajini comes like SIVAJI, MGR and KAMAL in a comedy scene singing old songs like them.in the song ORU KOODAI SUNLIGHT 6 rajinis (with different hairstyles) will dance at the same time. it was SUPER!introduction sceneit is in the JAIL!!!!from there the FLASHBACK STARTS!!1. in the first half rajini uses a silver MERCEDEZ BENZ. he gives the car to PYRAMID NATARAJAN who is his ADVOCATE because he could not pay his legal fees.

5. in the 2nd half he uses a BLACK TOYOTA PRADO (director shankars own car) but in the car chase he uses a BLACK SCORPIO!suman is a big business man who runs institutions in chennai and hes got lot of political power. SIVAJI plans to open medical institutions and wants to give free education to everybody! thats where the problem starts!!

SUMAN asks RAJINI to start a shopping complex or to do real estate business, but he refuses.SUMAN takes away RAJINIS wealth including RAJINIS ROLEX WATCH and leaves him in the street. He asks him whether he wants a job in MTC bus as a CONDUCTOR. Finally he gives 1 ruppee coin and tell him to start begging.RAJINI decides to toss the coin and decide his future. If tails he will select POO PADHAI, if heads SINGA PAADHAI!! he tosses the coin and HEADS it is!!!the interval block is very well picturised!according to the police SIVAJI is dead and they want to know the secrets of SIVAJI and they try to open the laptop using MIMICRY artists (gud funny scene) they bring, Mayilsaamy, dhaamu and CHINY JAYANTH. but nobody can open it and the files get deleted!ADHIRADEE song the STYLE song will be the highlights of the picture. HATSOFF to SHANKAR AND RAJINI.

All the other songs are normal shankar style(nothing too special)The CLIMAX stunt is picturised well(similar to matrix). all the other stunts are normal shankar style. the car chasing stunt is too much of GRAPHICS.theres a comedy scene where RAJINI and VIVEK got shreyas house telling that they are coming from CENSUS office and after that semma comedy for 10 mins. HIGHLIGHT of the scene will be CHANDRAMUKIS RARAAA song.a punch dialogue by VIVEK- “six kku appuram sevenda! indha SIVAJIkku appuram yevendaa!!”

In the scene where KANAL KANNAN threatens RAJINI his hair would have been coloured in red patches. VIVEKS dialogue to RAJINI ” ivar thalaila yaaro KAARAKOZHAMBU oothitaanga pola!”

shankar has used the cellphone technology MMS in the films turning point. SUMAN and the inspector SHANMUGARAJAN(virumandi inspector) plans to kill SHIVAJI whose in the prison. ILAVARASU whose a constable in the same station covers the whole conversation in his cell phone and sends it to SHIVAJI while giving his food.Later SHIVAJI forwards it to RAGHUVARAN through MMS and he also leaves a message to his wife SHRIYA through MMS.

Courtesy: Thanks to Suresh VK for sharing this.

Sivaji – Pressmeet..

Chandra Babu Naidu watched the special preview of Rajnikant’s 15 June release ‘Sivaji’ at Prasad Labs preview theater today morning. Chandra Babu Naidu and Rajnikant spoke to the media after the preview is over. Here are the excepts –

Sivaji is about black money – Sivaji
Chandra Babu Naidu said, “Sivaji is going to create history in Inida. India has lot of talent and resources. But we are suffering with corruption and black money. Due to this black money, rich are becoming ultra rich and poor are becoming paupers. Sivaji film will be an eye-opener. Sivaji film combined entertainment with nice social message. Rajnikant is not only famous in India, he is an icon in Japan. I would say without any hesitation that Rajni is the most stylist actor in the entire India. I am a fan and friend of Rajni. Shankar who has a thing for social message oriented films has done superb work as director.”

NTR wanted me to use the film media to full extent – Rajnikant
Hero Rajnikant said, “Chandra Babu Naidu is one of my best friends. I promised him to show Chandramukhi on the release date and I could not honor it. I met Chandra Babu Naidu during the shoot of Sivaji. This time I stuck to my promise and shown him a day ahead of the release. Tamilnadu CM Karunanidhi watched Sivaji 3 days back and was very much impressed with it. Jayalalitha will be watching the film today evening at 6 pm in Chennai. I am planning to have screenings to YSR and Chidambaram as well. NTR told me long back that film media is the most powerful media. He wanted me to use this media to full extent to convey good messages to the masses. I am following him. The entire credit of the success of this film goes to Shankar. He has a zeal to make films that educate masses by mixing entertainment. We had been contemplating on working together for the past 10 years and it worked with Sivaji film. There will be entertainment and social message in this film.”

When asked about the craze Sivaji film has got this time, Rajnikant humbly attributed it to the almighty.

Press Meet during the Sivaji Movie Preview

Courtesy: Thanks to my friend Suresh V K for sharing the mail and image.

Got a Surprise Gift in office

I was selected in the lucky draw conducted for the sample prelims of the technical quiz event “Inquizitive 2007” conducted in my office today. The lucky draw was conducted for the people whoever answered correctly.

The Surprise gift is : “The Video CD set of the hindi film ‘Mera Naam Joker’! 😉

Somehow felt happy that the term “luck” applies me to at times as that was the factor sometimes we feel we never get projected though its not always true but to certain extent.

To be frank, the “interest” is what literally drags you in.. I mean it.. Obviously at times the “knowledge” is also related with the interest eventhough you can obtain the former with the later!

Fine, just to let you know of the questions..

  • Duke is the mascot of which technology?
  • Bibendum is the famous mascot of which brand?
  • Which brand got its name from its founder Adolph Dassler?

Well, the answers are:

  • Java (thanks to the doubts and errors which made me surf and search the sites and forums through which i knew it long back and it was of Java’s icon).
  • Michelin – “The Michelin Man” is the symbol of Michelin [GOK!]
  • Adidas from Adolph AdiDassler [GOK!]

The term GOK referred above stands for “Google only Knows!” 😉 . Now can you correlate the afore mentioned paragraph talking about Knowledge Vs Interest? I mean it.

To WordPress hereafter…?

Its been sometime I had been thinking to shift to wordpress but did not materialise as I had been having several blogs for separate purposes. Initially had an idea to club all those into one blog as some people do so that the total entries in the blog would more as all the blogs of seperate categories would come under something called “tags”.

Sometimes back, blogspot also started supporting tags. If i m right, its from the year 2007 (perhaps, that’s the time i might have noticed… huh!). Now, I think its hitime because, blogspot is being totally blocked as it gradually became very famous and the hitcounts for the site must have alerted the Sytem / Network admins in the corporate offices. No way, i m intended to degrade wordpress or the blogs in wordpress in this regard. But mostly wordpress dint gather the attention is what i tend to say.

Somehow i had been liking the wordpress and its look and feel more than that of blogspot but since had been with blogspot for longtime which made me hesitate till now. but the situation had gone worse in such a way that i need to survive!

But still, having a doubt that whether it may also be blocked. In that case, shifting to someother weblog provider would more or less look like virtually having an ABT service.. 😉 Isnt it?

As such, i dont have any issues in installing the e-kalappai (for the unicode tamil font) as i am given the Admin rights. Until this right is revoked or the wordpress site also being blocked, i think i can continue living with it. let me see..

Had just tested with some other options in other sites i have.. one among them is http://jroller.com/page/Raghavan. But there is a major issue with Unicode Fonts, which were displayed correctly when i was typing and till before posting.. But Alas.. once the post is published, dont know why they are vanished.. probably the support may not be there in the server! have to look around.. if its successful, may not have any issues at all as the url string of jroller will ever look like some ordinary site and neither like an email nor like a blog site.

Let me see my luck… Have to import all the blog contents from wordpress though i do have an issue with FireFox in displaying the Unicode Fonts correctly, which has never been the case with IE!

Miles to go!!