BCCI decides to go ICL way with PCL (Professional Cricket League)
August 23rd, 2007
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has woken up to ICL's threat and decides to launch its own league Professional Cricket League(PCL) and the person most likely to head and create the format of the league will be Sunil Gavaskar. The dramatic move only heightens the ongoing tussle between the BCCI and the Subhash Chandra-promoted Indian Cricket League (ICL).  Sunil Gavaskar Vs Kapil DevWith Gavaskar backing the Board's official league, the rivalry between him and the ICL chairman Kapil Dev looks set to be renewed once again.  Nearly 23 years later, Cricket Fans are likely to get a taste of battle once again. This time, the game will be played out in boardrooms, backroom strategy sessions, and team bunkers, not on the ground. ...

 

Koffee with Karan this week – Deepika Padukone
August 23rd, 2007
After a repeat episode of Sanjay Dutt and Priya Dutt of Koffee with Karan, this week we will have once again Shahrukh Khan, Farah Khan and first time on the show “Deepika Padukone”. I am dying to see Farah Khan, as the rumours are that she is pregnant and expecting triplets. So I want to see her triplet tummy. Shahrukh Khan, I don’t know why he is on the show again and again. And for Deepika Padukone, I think she will entertain us and I hope Karan make her spill the beans of her affair with Ranbir Kapoor. Continue Reading...

 

Eden Gardens with in ICL reach
August 23rd, 2007
In a big boost for the Indian Cricket League the West Bengal government has decided to extend its full support to the Essel group promoted twenty20 tournament. NDTV has quoted West Bengal Sports Minister Subash Chakraborty as saying that they have decided to provide all the stadiums under the government control for the league matches of the ICL.That also includes the world class Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Chakraborty has also added that the state players who had joined ICL will get full support from the government. Former India player Deep Dasgupta, Laxmi Ratan Shukla and youngster Abhishek Jhunjunwala are among the prominent cricketers from the state to join ICL. On the other hand,  it turns out that Bengal all-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla may pull out ...

 

Google Sky – Invasion of Google in Outer Space
August 23rd, 2007
Forget about going to a planetarium. Google has announced a nifty extension to its Google Earth expanded its view which allows users to scan different areas in the universe, from distant galaxies light years away, to constellations, planets and other extraterrestrial wonders. It will also help you in learning the lifecycle of a star and different kinds of galaxies. You must download the new version of Google Earth to get the features, then you're on your way to checking out planets in motions and supernova explosions.The add-on is available on the latest version of Google Earth, and hitting the "Switch between Sky and Earth" button on the top toolbar immediately offers an upward view with seven optional layers: Constellations Backyard astronomy (info ...

 

World’s oldest Indian Father – Nanu Ram Jogi
August 22nd, 2007
Baby daughter, Girija – his 21st child Believe it or not, but it’s bloody true. However I have my doubts, the baby is fair, so is the baby really his??? 90 years old and still making babies, he does not want to stop and plans to continue producing children until he is 100. Bloody hell! What is he eating and what is he doing to keep his “thing” (you know what I mean) up and working at this age and in that scorching temperature (he is from Rajasthan). Yes! he is 90 years old Indian farmer Nanu Ram Jogi, the world’s oldest father. He has four wives, who have borne him 12 sons and nine daughters and he has 20 grandchildren. ...

 

Tafiti – Live Search With Microsoft Silverlight
August 21st, 2007
  Microsoft has launched an experimental demonstration site Tafiti that combines Live Search with Microsoft Silverlight. The demonstration is to show the strength of Windows Live Suite (especially Live Search) and Microsoft Silverlight (latest release to counter Adobe Flash) Tafiti uses MS Silverlight 1.0 RC and AJAX to provide rich, cross-platform user experiences and leverages the following Microsoft services on the backend: Live Search for Web, Books, Blogs, News, and Images Live ID Live Spaces What Microsoft means by Tafiti? Tafiti, which means "do research" in Swahili, is an experimental search front-end from Microsoft, designed to help people use the Web for research projects that span multiple search queries and sessions by helping visualize, store, and share ...

 

ICL Revealed Domestic and International Signings
August 20th, 2007
Days of media speculation ended with the announcement of ICL's domestic and international signings. In a dramatic press conference in Mumbai on Monday, the ICL named their domestic and foreign recruits who will play in the breakaway league.The press conference was in typical combat style. Kapil was seated alongside the other officials of the ICL in Red Shirts - Himanshu Mody, the project head of ICL, Sandeep Patil, Kiran More, EAS Prasanna, Bharat Reddy, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Madan Lal, Rajesh Chauhan and Pranab Roy. The ICL players were paraded in black shirts, they were indeed looking smart(to more glamorize the cricket). The only new face in the executive board was former India off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna. The rumour mills had been working overtime on the foreign recruits, ...

 

Will BCCI ban the companies sponsoring ICL ?
August 18th, 2007
With the success of Indian Cricket League in recruiting domestic and international talents, Advertisers and markets, the lifeline of all sporting events, have also begun to look at ICL as an opportunity. On an average, international cricket matches featuring India cost between Rs 1-2 lakh for a 10-second commercial spot, depending on the channel and the team India plays. However, for the ICL's first season, the cost is expected to be half of that amount. Advertisers looking at the league include consumer durables makers Videocon and LG, fast-moving consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever and even telecom service providers. These firms have some of the biggest advertising budgets in corporate India. As everybody knows, BCCI is going to ban anyone who involves in ICL. Now the ...

 

10 Shameful Incidents of "60 years of Independent India"
August 17th, 2007
  In the series of Top 10s of "60 years of Independent India", Today, I would like to add "Shameful Incidents". I find it very difficult to select Top 10, but somehow I have managed to select Top 10 Shameful incidents. Because of repetitive hindu-muslim riot incidents, I have categorized it in the general term of "Communal Violence".       Killings during Partition (1947) India-China War (1962) 21 Month of Indian Emergency (1975–1977) Assassination of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi 1984 Anti-Sikh riots Implementation of Recommendations of Mandal Commission(1989) Rise of Underworld & Mafia during 90's Babri Mosque Demolition & Aftermath(1992) Surat Plague(1994) Communal Violence I am very much ready to alter this list, if you guys suggest me the ...

 

Aishwarya Rai – I am a Bachchan "Bahu"
August 17th, 2007
“Pativrata” Aishwarya Rai has opted out of Karan Johar’s untitled production. And the reason she gave had made me laugh my ass off. Reason – I am married. Bullshit!!! Ash dear, I don’t think the story of film was that bold or that you could have not asked Karan to alter the scenes for you, not too much but little bit. I bet Karan would have considered that. Anyway ones loss is others gain, now Priyanka Chopra will be playing the same character. Ash had originally committed to being a part of the film but backed out when she got the bound script. According to Ash, the film has a very sexy vibe and that’s what made her change her ...

 

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