Monday, December 28, 2009

The Best Web hosting

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Vettaikaran Review-1.5 out of 5

Star-casts: Vijay, Anushka, Salim Ghosh, Shayaji Shinde, Satyan, Sri Hari and others.
Production: Sun Pictures, AVM Productions
Direction: Babu Sivan
Music: Vijay Anthony
Cinematography: Gopinath
Editing: V.T. Vijay

Vijay’s fate continues – What does this mean? It’s so simple; ‘Vettaikaran’ in no way differs from his pervious films that were dissatisfying for the universal audiences. Vijay follows the same pattern of superman act of jumping from loftiest water falls with just a wound on his knee, yelling with punch dialogues and flying reverse sans gravity effects in stunt sequences.

The day Vijay stops working on these elements, he’s sure to make it big and gain yet more masses towards him. It’s worth mentioning that Vijay had whole lot of female fans, but with most of his recent films merely bounded to violence and punch dialogues, he’s loosing away the attention.

‘Vettaikaran’ has a right mix of Dharani’s ‘Dhill’ (mentor of Babu Sivan), ‘Tirupatchi’ and ‘Bhagavathy’.

The film is about Ravi (Vijay) in Tuticorin, whose only aim is to become a cop just like an IPS officer Rajendran. After passing his 12th std examination after 4 attempts, Ravi heads for Chennai with a big dream of completing his graduation and becoming a cop. He comes across his cherubic girl Susheela (Anushka) and falls in love at first sight with her.

After joining a college in Chennai, Ravi hires an auto from his girl classmate’s father (Manickam Vinayagam) for bread and butter. When things are well and fine, Ravi feels so disappointed as he isn’t able to meet his role model Rajendran IPS as his house is always locked. His neighbors reveal that he has fled to Delhi on some mission and will return merely after 6 months, which is not true.

Meanwhile, he comes in for a hand-in-hand combat with a local goon Chella, who handles illegal businesses of his don father Vedanayagam (Salim Ghosh).

What follows next is a series of more clichéd storyline that can be doubtlessly predicted.

As usual Vijay dances well, utters dialogues that favors his fans and ‘Thai Kulam’. But in the second half, he starts beating the same bush of high-pitched punch dialogues. Though they aren’t more in number, the stunt sequences will really annoy you after a certain extent. Anushka, the red-hot girly makes you forget her ‘Arundhathi’ image as she gets into extreme glamour. Of course, she will leave a big lump in your throats out on erotic blast. Salim Ghosh does justice to his role, but is found repeating the same act again and again. Satyan is okay and Shayaji Shinde as a bad-turned-good cop has done a good job. The person taking on the role of Rajendran IPS is great though he reminds off Nasser’s similar role in ‘Dhill’.

There are whole lots of absurdities so blatant and Babu Sivan should’ve strictly paid attention to these aspects that would have made the film finer. The second half is too lengthy with already seen ingredients of Vijay Vs Aashish Vidyarthi in ‘Bhagavathy’ and Vijay Vs rowdies in ‘Tirupatchi’. It would’ve been better if Vijay had foreshortened the stunt parts in second half. For God’s sake, he can stop conveying social messages… We’re curiously waiting for some of his best entertainers like ‘Badri’, ‘Youth’ and ‘Ghilli’….

After a long time, almost all the songs in Vijay’s film impress the audiences. Especially, he has completely changed his dancing style from his previous films.

Cinematography isn’t impressive and editing is mediocre.

On whole, Sun Pictures’ vivid promotions may turn this average film into a top-drawer, since it’s far better than some of the previous films that were released by the same production house this year.

Bottom - Line: Vijay’s fate continues

Verdict: Below Average…

Monday, November 30, 2009

A funny HRD notice- must read!!

A circular was found in one of the office notice boards



Please be advised that these are NEW rules and regulations implemented to raise the efficiency of our firm.


It is advised that you come to work driving a car according to your salary.

a) If we see you driving a Honda, we assume you are doing well financially and therefore you do not need a raise.
b) If you drive a 10 year old car or taking public transportation, we assume you must have lots of savings therefore you do not need a raise.
c) If you drive a Pickup, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.


Each employee will receive 52 Annual Leave days a year(Wow!said 1 employee).
- They are called SUNDAYs.


a) Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch as they need to eat more so that they can look healthy.
b) Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure.
c) Fat people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim Fast and take a diet pill.


We will no longer accept a doctor Medical Cert as proof of sickness.
- If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.


Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilets.
a) There is now a strict 3-minute time limit in the cubicles.
b) At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the door will open and a picture will be taken.
c) After your second offence, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the "Chronic Offenders" category.
d) Subsequent pictures will be sold at public auctions to raise money to pay your salary.


As long as you are an employee here, you need all your organs.
- You should not consider removing anything. We hired you intact.
- To have something removed constitutes a breach of employment.


All personal Internet usage will be recorded and charges will be deducted from your bonus (if any) and if we decide not to give you any, charges
will be deducted from your salary.
- Important Note: Charges applicable as Rs.20 per minute as we have 4MB connection.

Just for information, 73%of staff will not be entitled to any salary for next 3 months as their Internet charges have exceeded their 3 months salary.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience.

Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplation, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.

Best regards,

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Easy Job Search

Considering changing careers? Unhappy at your current employer? Don't know what you want to be when you grow up? For help getting your career on track, you may read this post which will be very helpful.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Endhiran creates trafic jam in Chennai !!

The whole team of Shankar’s ‘Endhiran’ was in Rajalakshmi College, Madhuravoil from 10th of November to 12th.

A risky stunt sequence choreographed by stunt master Peter Haynes was shot on a magnificent set. A scene in which robot Rajini’s car being burnt was also shot inside the college campus.

Director Shankar happened to see an over bridge that is under construction in Maduravoil ring road near Mugappair. That is the Chennai High Speed Circular Transportation Corridor, an urban road transit in the form of elevated concentric beltway planned for Chennai. This particular over bridge is being designed so well that it looks like some foreign location. So the director had planned to shoot the car chase of ‘Endhiran’ in this location.

The shoot of the car chasing is being canned there from yesterday. We hear that many of Superstar’s fans who reside in nearby areas got to know about this and crowded the shooting spot. Looks like the crowd created a traffic jam in the bypass road causing difficulties. Moreover many fans tried to take pictures of Rajinikanth with the cameras in their cell phones. The private security guards who were there tried to stop it, but in vain.

The shoot will go on there for few more days and the next schedule is planned in the beautiful East Coast Road.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

India in Top 20 Countries with highest number of Internet Users

It seems Indians are developing very rapidly with the technology. Thanks to the competitive strategies taken by various ISP's.

In the next post we will see about the Quality of the ISP's...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Battle of the operating systems- Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10 !!!

Whether you're a die-hard Windows fan or a Linux evangelist, here is the lowdown on the latest updates.

Taking the vital aspects of an operating system into account, which is better, Ubuntu 9.10 or Windows 7?

In terms of speed, if you've got an older computer that is starting to feel sluggish but you either don't want to or can't afford to buy a new computer, give Ubuntu a go. You'll get an up-to-date operating system running quite smoothly on your out-of-date computer.

Verdict: Windows 7 is much better than Vista on older hardware, while Ubuntu always has been strong on a wide range of hardware.

Drivers and hardware
Ubuntu is generally good at recognising hardware. Windows needed a driver downloaded for vintage 3Com Wi-Fi PC Card, but it worked right away with Ubuntu – and even improved from 9.04 to 9.10. Ubuntu added extensions automatically.

If Ubuntu doesn't automatically install a driver, it can be quite a bit of effort getting something to work, and not all hardware and peripherals will work with Linux. Sometimes you'll have to go to the command line, which is terrifying territory for most users. It's worth checking to see if Linux drivers exist for your printer and other key peripherals.

Windows has always had issues with drivers. . Windows 7 doesn't seem to have completely solved these issues.

Verdict: Both Microsoft and Ubuntu could improve how they handle drivers.


Looking at the default applications that come with both Windows 7 and Karmic Koala, Ubuntu installs the Rhythmbox player for music and the Movie Player for video. Both are capable, and anyone familiar with Apple's iTunes will find the application easy to navigate.

Because of licensing restrictions and Ubuntu's own philosophy, it does not ship with the ability to play commercial DVDs. It's relatively easy to add commercial DVD support by adding Ubuntu Restricted Extras in the Software Centre.

Most versions of Windows 7 come with Windows Media Player and Media Centre. The Media Centre is impressive and polished. It organises your pictures, video and music files, and it gives you the kind of 10-foot interface that works well from your couch in the lounge.

Verdict: Microsoft wins this one with its Media Centre, though Linux enthusiasts will be quick to point out the digital-rights management issues of Windows.

Software and applications
In terms of software, Ubuntu is like the iPhone. Almost anything you'd care to do, there's an app for that. However, you'll have to learn to translate from the applications that you're used to on the Mac or Windows. For people looking to make the switch to Linux, is a good directory of open-source alternatives to common commercial software.

Ubuntu comes with OpenOffice and Gimp photo editing software installed.

Windows 7 users will need to buy Microsoft Office, or you can also download OpenOffice and Gimp. Windows users will be used to Outlook to handle their email. Ubuntu ships with Evolution, which handles email and also has calendar software.

Ubuntu 9.10 comes with Firefox 3.5 as standard, and it now ships with the Empathy multiple protocol instant messaging client. Empathy works with most instant messaging systems including AIM, Gtalk/Jabber, MSN and IRC, just to name a few.

Windows 7 has Windows Live messenger and ships with Microsoft's internet Explorer 8, which is a vast improvement over previous versions. You'll have to download Windows Live messenger as part of the Windows Live apps. To install other applications, Ubuntu 9.10 changed the Add/Remove Software application with a refreshed tool called Ubuntu Software Centre. You can search the directory full of hundreds of applications.

Verdict: Ubuntu wins this hands-down with a huge range of free software packages ready to download.

Cloud computing

Ubuntu 9.10 brings cloud storage to the masses with its Ubuntu One service. It's simple and well integrated. Whenever you save a file, you have the option to save it directly to Ubuntu One. Up to 2GB of storage is free, and you can pay for higher amounts of storage.

You can also share files with other people, and your files are easily available on other computers, even ones not running Ubuntu. The service is in beta, though, so I'd expect a few glitches.

Microsoft has a remote storage and remote desktop service in beta called Live Mesh and SkyDrive, which offers 25GB of storage for free. It's not yet integrated into the operating system and Microsoft is under scrutiny about what it integrates into the OS because of its market dominance.

Verdict: Ubuntu wins this as well. Live Mesh isn't as well integrated yet as Ubuntu One is immediately from startup.

Ease of use

Adding new software sources so that you can easily install applications such as Skype or Google Earth will be beyond most average users. User interface design still lags behind software on Mac OS X and Windows 7.

Windows 7 will be an adjustment for XP users. Vista users won't notice a change apart from a faster, smoother experience and fewer annoying pop-ups second-guessing your choices.

Verdict: Windows still is easier to use than Linux for some key tasks. Ubuntu is making a lot of progress, but Microsoft has stepped up its game as well.

Final Verdict

Windows 7 is a worthy successor to Windows XP. Vista had well-known flaws, which meant it never replaced XP for most users. For those with a lot of investment in Windows software, there probably will be no reason to look elsewhere.

For those not that tied into the world of Windows, Ubuntu is certainly worth a look. Consumers have never had more choices for capable, powerful and easy to use operating systems, and Ubuntu is only one Linux distribution.

My holiday glasses

Hello guys, it's been some long time before I went out for a holiday. But, whenever I go for holidays, I make sure that I carry a Holiday Fun Eyeglasses.

There are many New Arrivals at Zenni opticals. The one which I like most is the Red edging over translucent frame front, with white patterned stockings.. The other one which I like is a rimless, stainless steel frame, with an open temple design. It’s been a tough decision for me to select a glass. All of them look superb.

The costs of the optical are very cheap here. They also offer $8 Prescription Zenni Glasses. The quality and durability of these glasses are awesome. They have all the variety of glasses ranging from Stainless Steel, Rimless Frames....Half Rim Frames, Full Rim Frames, and Memory Titanium.

I have purchased my holiday glasses. What about you guys? Go hurry up and grab the best!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

SRK Owns Land On The Moon

Believe it or not, but a crazy Australian fan gifts Shah Rukh Khan a piece of the moon every year on his birthday. SRK confirms to a daily, "Yes, an Australian lady buys a little land on the moon for me every year on my birthday. She has been buying it for a while now and I get these certificates from the Lunar Republic Society."
SRK adds that he has met his fan and she keeps in touch with him all year through mails, "She writes me colourful emails (in the sense one line is red, one is blue and so on). I feel blessed to have the love of so many people worldwide."
According to one online lunar real estate agency, www(dot)lunarregistry (dot) com , the Sea of Tranquility is the most sought-after address on the moon.

1 acre (approximately 43,560 sq ft, or 4,047 sq mtrs) costs US $37.50 (Rs 1758.75) and the actor owns several acres there. An ownership package includes a beautifully engraved parchment deed, a satellite photograph of the property and an information sheet detailing the geography of your region. An interactive Full Moon Atlas on CD-ROM is available at an additional cost.
You are allowed to purchase up to 40 acres per transaction. The proceeds from the purchase of the plot on the moon, go toward the Lunar Republic Society's programme for privatised human-based exploration, settlement and development of the Moon.
Now while there are many websites on the internet (based in the US, UK and Russia) that allows you to buy land on the moon, it doesn't mean you can charge NASA or other space agencies for trespassing when they land on your property.
Property ownership is permanently registered by the International Lunar Lands Registry in its annual publication, which is copyrighted and deposited in the United States Library of Congress and with international patent and trademark offices, including the United Kingdom (UK Patent Office), Japan (Japan Copyright Office), Russia (Rospatent) and with the United Nations (UN Depository Library), in compliance with the Berne Convention.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Kanden Kadhalai- Movie Review (3.65 out of 5)

Kanden Kadhalai - Love is in the air

Banner: Moser Baer
Cast: Bharath, Tamannah, Sapan Saran, Santhanam
Direction: Kannan
Production: V.M. Lalitha
Music: Vidyasagar

Remakes are never an easy task. It has to retain the flavour of the original and at the same time ensure that it suits the local audience for which it has been remade.

Three cheers to filmmaker Kannan for taking the acid test to do the Tamil version of the successful feel-good Hindi entertainer 'Jab We Met' and passing out in flying colours.

Kannan has done his best to match the magic of Bollywood director Imitiaz Ali. Produced by Moser Baer & Blue Ocean and presented by Sun Pictures, 'Kanden Kadhalai' is a movie that is breezy and enthralling all the way. Tamannah plays the role enacted by Kareena Kapoor, while Bharath dons the role performed by Shahid Kapoor.

The story principally revolves around two characters. Though it is no path-breaking story or has any twists in the plot, it still manages to keep one glued to their seats.

Bharath (Sakthivel) and Tamannah (Anjali) hog all limelight playing their role with such ease and cool. The USP of the movie are the simplest scenes. There are no unbelievable stunt sequences or double-entendre or mass heroisms. The story flows smooth and cool all through.

Sakthivel is the son of a rich entrepreneur who is dejected at life and decides to go nowhere. A man with few words, he boards a train only to meet Anjali, who is straight opposite to him. A girl, who loves herself the most, talks a lot without inhibitions.

She is good-hearted and daring. Sequence of events leads to Anjali missing the train during the middle of the journey. The responsibility is now on Sakthivel to take her to her home town in Theni. They come across different experiences and both become thick pals.

Interestingly Sakthi wins the heart of Anjali's family including her grandfather (Ravichandran), her father (Nizhalgal Ravi) and her uncles. But the bubbly Anjali decides to elope from her house to marry her boy friend Goutham (Munna).

She takes the help of Sakthivel. When they elope, the whole family mistakes that Anjali has walked out of the house to marry Sakthivel. But fate has other plans. Sakthivel comes to know that Anjali had not married Goutham and the fact is she has gone missing.

Now their roles reverse. Sakthivel turns charming and bubbly and manages to track Anjali, who has gone quiet and silent after tasting failure in her romance.

Sakthivel promises to get both Anjali and Goutham married. He convinces Goutham and takes them to Theni, where her parents believe that Anjali and Sakthivel are happily married and lead a good life.

The rest is all but efforts by Sakthivel to convince the whole family. But Anjali slowly develops a soft-corner for Sakthivel. Whom she marries forms the climax.

Tamannah is the backbone of the whole movie. She emotes to her best. Hitherto seen as a glam girl, she has got an ample scope to do a performance-oriented role to which she renders full justice.

Not far behind is Bharath. A complex character has been handled with maturity. He impresses in the first half as a soft-spoken dejected youth.

Walking away with all applause is Santhanam. As Mokkai Raju, who is desperate to get married to Anjali, he evokes laughter. His one-liners and spontaneous wits deserve special mention. Munna renders justice to his role. He is comfortable and casual before the screen.

Vidyasagar has rendered a mix of peppy and melodious tunes that set up the momentum. P G Muthiah's cinematography captures Ooty at its pristine glory.

On the flip side, the movie lags a bit towards the second half and the subtle emotion that was present all through in the original was sorely missing.

All said, the movie is a breezy entertainer that would find favour with youngsters.

Kanden Kadhalai - Magic recreated

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Secrets Revealed (Facts we must Know)

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Indian Gamer Sets New World Record Playing Grand Theft Auto IV

The 26-year-old spent 40 hours and 20 minutes on Grand Theft Auto IV between September 4-6, setting a new world record for the longest continuous gaming session. The marathon was witnessed by independent observers and recently verified by Guinness World Records. gta4 Patnaik is no nacho cheese-sodden couch hermit, however; he's a certified scuba diver who works at a private equity firm. "I began playing video games since I was in the third standard," he said. "Gaming has, since then, been my passion as well as a hobby." Oddly, despite being a dedicated gamer, he had never played GTA IV before he set the record. "There are so many other games which I have played for long hours. But I had never tried playing this particular game seriously," he said. "However, I knew that I can do it after I saw my brother playing it." gtaiv_30_hour_record And while observers in some other countries might be a little nervous about touting Patnaik's accomplishment as something to emulate, in India that's apparently not a problem. "We have always believed in the potential of Indian gamers. Chirantan's success is a proud moment for the Indian gaming industry," said Rohit Sharma, COO of gaming portal Zapak Digital Entertainment, which provided observers for the event. "This will encourage more youngsters to take gaming seriously." Patnaik's training regimen for the session including running, exercising and practicing yoga, and he said that "staying away from coffee and eating dates" while he played helped him stay alert. Guinness guidelines allow gamers a ten-minute break for every hour they play but Patnaik took only four breaks over the entire two-day stretch. "I enjoyed the game very much. It's fun playing long hours," he claimed. "It wasn't that exhaustive for me, as one might feel".

Friday, October 23, 2009

The best Direct TV!!

I shifted to my new house last month. To my surprise, there were no HD channels in my cable connection. I was very frustrated. So I searched the Internet for any Directtv packages that might be suitable for me. Then I found out a wonderful website which suggested all the things I wanted.

We just need to select the category we would like to watch, for ex Movies, HD channels (My Favorite) and they would suggest the best suitable Direct TV packages, they are really cheap. They provide an option to get a Direct TV connection for maximum up to 4 rooms. Then we need to enter our Zip code. That’s it!!The best feature about this Directtv is we can get our Own Quote!!!

This website helped me a lot because; I was not able to find any of these similar features in our Area. Some offered packages which I don't want and some were of heavy price. But this Direct TV has all the features. More than 18 Million household chose Direct TV. This looks like they are the market leaders. GO Direct TV!! GO!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Peraanmai-Powerless(0.5 out of 5)

From the maker of ‘Iyarkai’ and ‘Ee’, expectations were pretty much bigger that what it usually used to be with ‘Jeyam’ Ravi films. Regrettably, the film stumbles right from the beginning till the end with a child-play act everywhere.

It’s really disappointing to witness SP Jananathan inviting ridicule across every quotients of the film.

The film is about a forest officer Dhruva (Ravi) hailing from a tribal group. With the aid of 5 foul-mouthed girls takes up the task that was handled by Vijayakanth, Arjun and Sarath Kumar in so many films.... Yes, the group fights against 20 foreigners lead by Andresen (Roland Kickinger), who are here to deteriorate the Indian space craft ready to take off.

Please, don’t expect more on this review…

What work: Nothing

What doesn’t work: Everything

Banner: Ayngaran International

Production: Karunakaran

Direction: SP Jananathan

Star-casts: Jeyam Ravi, Roland Kickinger, Vadivelu, Oorvasi, Ponvannan, Dhanushika, Liyashree, Saranya, Varsha (Magha), Vasundhara and others.

Music: Vidhyasagar

Aadhavan -Review (2.5 Out of 5)

Starring: Suriya, Nayanthara, Ramesh Kanna, Vadivelu.
Direction: K.S.Ravikumar
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Production: Red Giant Movies

The biggest of this festival season is here and it comes with great expectations. Suriya is targeting a hat trick of hits while KSR is all set to follow up the Dasavatharam phenomenon with another big grosser. Have no doubts when you enter theaters, this is a trademark KS Ravikumar product, no holds barred entertainment with elements for just about everyone in the family. But, it does also come with its share of pitfalls and flaws.

A professional assassin, sharp shooter, jet setter, high flyer – that’s how Aadhavan (Suriya) is introduced to the audience. The customary introduction song does not actually set a racy tempo, but is still foot tapping. He never misses his aim and that brings him a big assignment, one that promises crores. A judge all set to report his findings on a sensational case is the target and Aadhavan is ready to shoot. The bullet misses, the judge survives, Aadhavan fails. With crores and a huge reputation to protect, Aadhavan vows to complete the unfinished job. How, when, where? Watch Aadhavan to find out.

The basic premise of an assassin and the target must lead you to think of a suspense filled, tense and intense plot. But what you get in the first half is exactly the opposite .

You are introduced to a large joint family, Saroja Devi (on screen after 12 years) is the eldest member and Nayanthara as Thara is her granddaughter. Vadivelu is the domestic help and at the helm is the Late Murali who wields the whip and a stentorian tone. Suriya joins the mix and you are in for a hilarious one and a half hours. Trust KSR the script writer to blend and infuse comedy into any story, he does it with finesse here and executes it to near perfection as a director. Ramesh Khanna joins in later to add to the humor quotient. While the main plot does keep moving throughout the first half, it is only close to the interval that it takes a decisive twist. Post interval you are told the details of an unknown identity, a flashback narrates a few family relations and the reasons for an old wound, before we cut back to present to resume the main plot. By now, the pace has slackened a bit. A little bit of romance is slipped in, but it has been kept in check which helps the main plot maintain its course. The last half an hour is perhaps the weakest portion of the movie. Even though the events unfold at a pretty steady pace it fails to engage the viewer. The climax, in an isolated yard with a crane, fully filled petrol tank and a pond nearby are typically Kollywood masala fare. It definitely could have been better.

In the bid for uninhibited entertainment, logic and reason have taken a beating at places. Though that is not uncommon in cinema, those instances do leave you searching for explanations. The most prominent is the scene where Aadhavan opens up about his identity to Thara- How Madhavan became Aadhavan? Later, when it is opened in front of the whole family, everyone seems to swallow whatever has been said without even a shadow of doubt. But, KSR has managed to a large extent to cover up for the lack of clarity at places with his racy direction. In fact, you might find yourself asking questions about the logic behind many incidents well after you have left the theater, not while you are still watching the film. Other dampeners include the placement of songs, especially in the first half. The ‘Dekho Dekho’ number seems unnecessary and extraneous to the script. ‘Yaeno Panithulli’ and ‘Hasili Fisili’ captivate with the visuals and exotic locations.

Technically, Aadhavan has got few things to boast about, presenting Suriya as a 4 feet something tall 10 year old boy must be a first in Tamil cinema. Though one can clearly make out that it is graphic patchwork at quite a few instances, overall it is a job very neatly done, great effort. Camerawork by R Ganesh is adequate. It is only in the above mentioned songs that he gets to translate a rich feel onto screen. Harris Jeyaraj’s music which is already a hit could have been placed and used better, the songs would have served as a bigger strength to the film that way.

Suriya walks through a role that does not challenge him much. The effort and risks taken in the fight sequences, especially the first chase through Kolkata where he can be seen jumping over rooftops etc.., tell a lot about commitment. He looks stylish, angry, cunning and innocent while bringing out different shades of the character that he portrays; a well crafted performance. Nayanthara escapes the glamour trap after a long time and looks fresh. Saroja Devi brings in some old world charm to the proceedings while Murali is authoritative in what is sadly his last film. Sayaji Shinde, Rahul Dev, Riyaz Khan and others do a fairly neat job. Anandh Babu belies the years to shake a leg in the opening song and passes off quite well in a limited but significant role. Vadivelu brings the house down with his comic act. He breathes life into the proceedings every time he is on screen and his antics keep the first half brimming with positive humor; his character adds to the overall Aadhavan experience.

On the whole, Aadhavan is trademark KSR cinema. It has action, comedy, sentiment, romance, music and masala, not to forget his special appearance at the end. There are flaws, missing pieces, loose ends and a stereotyped climax that might put you off, but commercial cinema is always prone to such errors. If you are not a stickler for logic or substance, there are quite a few positives to sit back and enjoy.

Verdict: Carefree commercial – Conditions apply

Monday, October 12, 2009

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Amitabh Bachchan: I will act till 80

Amitabh Bachchan has never been busier. The Bollywood megastar, who turns 67 on Sunday, has three films lined up for release, is hosting a popular television reality show, is to walk the ramp for a top fashion event - and has no plans to retire in the near future.

He says he'll be happy to follow in the footsteps of legendary actor Ashok Kumar, who played strong roles even at the age of 80.

"I would disagree that actors of my age don't get important roles to play in movies. Look at Dada Muni (Ashok Kumar)...he was an example. He kept doing important roles even till he was 80 years old," Amitabh told us.

"I can't be playing the lover boy anymore. So I do all those roles that suit a 67-year-old," said the film icon who has completed four decades in the Indian film industry."

At his age, Amitabh is one of the busiest actors in tinsel town. The megastar says he had finished shooting for his forthcoming films 'Aladin', 'Teen Patti' and 'Paa' before heading to Singapore for three months.

He is now preparing to sign more projects.

"I was away with a friend of mine (Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh) who had a medical condition and I was out of the country for three months. Since I knew I wanted to be with him and that it would take some period of time for him to heal, I deliberately finished all my pending work by June," Amitabh said.

In all his forthcoming projects, Amitabh will be seen in different avatars.

In 'Aladin', he will sport overgrown locks for the role of a contemporary genie, 'Paa' will see him playing a child suffering from progeria, which causes premature ageing, and 'Teen Patti' features him as a mathematics genius.

While 'Aladin' will hit screens Oct 30, 'Paa' will release Dec 4 and 'Teen Patti', which also stars Hollywood legend Ben Kingsley, will open to audiences Feb 12 next year.

Till then, Amitabh is making his presence felt on the small screen after three years as the host of Colors' reality show 'Bigg Boss', which has celebrities staying inside a specially designed house under constant camera surveillance and no contact with the outside world.

"'Bigg Boss' was the first thing I took up (after returning from Singapore). There are many people who want to make a film with me fortunately, so I will now talk to them," he said.

The actor is also fairing well in the ad world as he emerged among the top five Indian celebrity brand endorsers in a recently conducted survey.

And he is also set to scorch the fashion runway at the HDIL India Couture Week on his birthday. He will display a creation by his favourite designer duo Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla

Sunday, October 11, 2009

What Kamal and Rajini don’t need!

Predictability and surprise don’t go together, but it was true in this case; both these elements were felt in equal measure when the best actor awards for 2007 and 2008 were announced as Rajinikanth for Sivaji and Kamal Haasan for Dasavatharam respectively.The TN government film awards for 2007 and 2008 were announced recently. Amongst many winners, there were a couple of awards that surprised us because of their predictability.

Predictable because these two legends have been, without an iota of doubt, the greatest actors in Tamil cinema for over three decades and still continue to be so. Surprising, because one thought these legends had outgrown such recognitions of their genius. Ideally, an award should be a boost to the individual receiving it. A person getting an award should feel honored and further encouraged to continue his /her good work. That is the basic purpose of setting up awards, especially government recognitions. But, having gone on to greater things like the Padma honors, honorary doctorates and in the near future, roads that bear their names, one wonders whether the significance of the state award will remain the same. Of course, both Kamal and Rajinikanth would be extremely gracious and humble in receiving this honor as they have been all their lives. But, the fact is that both have reached such a stage in their careers where it is the award that is actually honored by being associated with their names rather than the other way round.

This 2007-2008 Rajini-Kamal double is also surprising because 2005-2006 too was identical; Rajini for Chandramukhi and Kamal for Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu respectively. The awards alternating between the two legends for the past four years is perhaps not the best thing to happen to Tamil cinema. No one who speaks or understands Tamil needs to be told about the genius of Kamal or the charisma of Rajini. Yet, the honors have been bestowed upon them alternatively for four consecutive years (like a game of passing the parcel). Everyone who has followed Tamil cinema will accept that their iconic status is unparalleled. Award or no award, their stature is not going to diminish even a wee bit. To put it very plainly, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan really don’t need Best Actor awards, nor do we need such certifications of their genius to enjoy their movies.

Yet, some might argue, what is the harm in giving them the awards. After all, they are the best and awards are meant to go to the best, aren’t they? Yes, no doubt, they have to go to the best. This might be a funny analogy; giving awards to Rajini and Kamal is a bit like trying to shine a spotlight on the sun. The sun is as bright as ever, it is the spotlight that goes wasted. When the sun is shining in full force, no one bothers with the spotlight. A more insignificant star could do a lot with the spotlight.

That is exactly what the TN state awards ought to be trying to do. Kamal and Rajini are the twin pillars of Tamil cinema. They have received almost every conceivable honor that an actor can receive in the country. Most importantly, they are eternally placed in the hearts and minds of all Tamil cinema lovers. The awards can be used better to honor and recognize the young talent that is making its way up through the ranks.

They need the recognition and encouragement much more than anyone else and it is in that direction that awards must go. Kamal himself has openly stated once that he would be much happier if awards were given to younger actors instead of repeatedly coming to him.

Finally, this is not meant to question the process that chose Kamal and Rajini for the honors. But, it also has to be remembered that the period for which the two icons have now been awarded has been a time of rich quality in Tamil cinema. We have had Periyaar, Pallikoodam, Paruthiveeran, Subramaniapuram, Poo, Kanjeevaram etc. By giving the best actor awards to Kamal and Rajinikanth, many young and enthusiastic film makers have missed one opportunity to get that coveted honor. The above mentioned films are ones that ought not to be missed in any roll of honor of the past two years.

There is little else to be said. Kamal and Rajinikanth have done enough and more to be guaranteed of two or three life time achievement awards, if that is permitted. They have been tireless performers for decades and really don’t need such awards to drive them ahead. Nor do we, their fans, need to be reminded of their genius through awards. They have transcended the realm and entered the sublime. Let awards and recognitions be the domain of the young and upcoming; that might be the right way ahead.

Friday, October 9, 2009

US President Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee says U.S. President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world "hope for a better future" with his work for peace and calls to reduce the global stockpile of nuclear weapons. The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Obama for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
The first African-American to hold his country's highest office, Obama has called for disarmament and worked to restart the stalled Middle East peace process since taking office in January.
"Very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," the committee said in a citation.
It awarded the prize to Obama less than nine months into his presidency. Despite setting out an ambitious international agenda, he has yet to score any breakthrough on the Middle East or Iran's nuclear program, and faces difficult choices on the conduct of the war in Afghanistan.
Last month Obama chaired a historic meeting of the United Nations Security Council, which unanimously approved a U.S.-drafted resolution calling on nuclear weapons states to scrap their arsenals.
Obama is the third senior U.S. Democrat to win the prize this decade after former Vice President Al Gore won in 2007 along with the U.N. climate panel and Jimmy Carter in 2002.
The prize worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.4 million) will be handed over in Oslo on December 10.

Friday, October 2, 2009

America has its roots in India

As the world celebrates International Day of non-violence, US President Barack Obama today said America has its 'roots in the India of Mahatma Gandhi.'

His teachings and ideals, shared with Martin Luther King Jr. on his 1959 pilgrimage to India, transformed American society through our civil rights movement, Obama said on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Americans owe enormous gratitude to Gandhi, he said.
The America of today has its roots in the India of Mahatma Gandhi and the nonviolent social action movement for Indian independence which he led, Obama said in a statement.
On behalf of the American people, Obama said he wants to express appreciation for the life and lessons of Mahatma Gandhi on the anniversary of his birth. This is an important moment to reflect on his message of non-violence, which continues to inspire people and political movements across the globe, he said.
We join the people of India in celebrating this great soul who lived a life dedicated to the cause of advancing justice, showing tolerance to all, and creating change through non-violent resistance, Obama said.
As the world remembers the Mahatma on his birthday, Obama said: We must renew our commitment to live his ideals and to celebrate the dignity of all human beings.Last month Obama had said that if given a chance
he would love to have dinner with Mahatma Gandhi.
Obama expressed his desire in response to a question from a student Lilly during his discussion with 9th graders at Wakefield High School in Arlington Virginia where he, accompanied with the Education Secretary, gave a national speech welcoming students back to school.
Obama called for students to take responsibility and to learn from their failures so that they succeed in the end. Hi. I'm Lilly. And if you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be, Obama was asked by one of the students.
Dinner with anyone dead or alive? Well, you know, dead or alive, that's a pretty big list, Obama responded amidst laughter. The next moment he was serious. You know, I think that it might be Gandhi, who is a real hero of mine,
Obama said. Now, it would probably be a really small meal because he didn't eat a lot, he said amidst laughter. But Mahatma Gandhi is someone who has inspired people across the world for the past several generations, he said.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Re: Your email has won $1 million loan

This might sound similar.The other day I received a typical email from a person, who for reasons best known to him, did not mention his real name. The email ID merely mentioned his identity as ‘knightrider2007’. This immediately set me thinking in ingenious ways that is possible only if you are workless like me.

Was the person’s real name so bad enough for him to choose something which sounded not so much a human monicker as much an appellation of something that is at home in Vijay Mallaya’s stable? Even then why 2007? Did he finish 2007th in a race in which there were 10 contestants? But what happens if his real name were indeed ‘knightrider2007’? In that case, what would be his parents’ name? More importantly, what happens if it were a woman behind that impregnable anonym, ‘knightrider2007’? Well, in that case, the ‘him’ and ‘he’ in the previous sentences should read ‘her’ and ‘she’Heck, he or she, ‘knightrider2007’, and a couple of others who keep emailing me almost on an hourly basis, could well be the reason for the global finances being in such a huge mess today.

Let me explain: Basically what ‘knightrider2007’ had written to me about was that he or she was very keen to offer me over a million of dollars for no apparent reason other than that I happen to be me. I can imagine you sniggering that this is a regular spam that everyone with an email address gets every minute. In fact, these spam messages may well be the reason for the high internet traffic, which is roughly broken down as 25 per cent porn, aimless surfing on things and youtube snippets on T Rajendher, 25 per cent on searching that eventually lead you nowhere and 40 per cent on email forwards that are thought up by workless staff of heaven knows what company for the rest of the humanity that is busy acting that it is at work, and spam mails about financial bonanza offer. The remaining 10 per cent of the traffic is of those trying to figure out the various percentages that comprise the internet traffic.

Patently, ‘knight-rider2007’ and several others (mostly with African sounding names from Uganda to Burundi to Burkina Faso to other places that are too obscure even for a geography class) who have been painstakingly filling up our inboxes for years together, have modelled themselves on modern-day banks and insurance companies that work on the sterling prudential principle that everybody in this world is a bloody sucker for free offers. And the first lesson that they teach at the B-schools in financial management is that all loans, through concerted effort, can one day end up as freebies.

The second lesson that is tutored in is that the person in charge of disbursing loans and the person in charge of ensuring their repayment are two different persons. Banks operate this way because it can employ two people for one simple work. Further, this also seamlessly ensures that the banks, at the end of the year, emerge with huge NPAs.

In case you are wondering what NPAs are, well, they are handy acronyms that determine what should the government do in terms of fiscal management. If the NPAs are about at a middling level, say about a few hundreds of crores (in Indian context) the government issues statements that there was nothing to worry about the health of the said bank and waits till the NPAs reach a level when they get to be called ‘huge’.

Once the NPAs reach this level, the government gets cracking —— pay close attention here as this is the vital aspect of modern market economics ——— and issues statements that there is nothing alarming to unduly worry about the fiscal health of the said bank. The word ‘fiscal’ is used to convey the idea that the government indeed knows that the matter under discussion is economics.

Eventually, when there are no more loans to offer, the literal buck having literally stopped, and every person who has taken a loan is not ready to repay it, the government, with practiced alacrity, jumps into the fray and says something significant: ‘We are monitoring the situation closely’. The word ‘monitor’ is employed as because it looks more sincere and serious than when it is said: ‘We are watching the situation closely’.

Meanwhile, those individuals who have taken a loan, realising that none is willing to repay, rally into a group to increase their bargaining power.

This is naturally the cue for them to announce a loan waiver scheme, which is based on the sound economic principle, that the country’s official Mint is big enough to take up extra work of printing more money.

Elsewhere, the professional managers of the bank, who generally holiday in esoteric locations in distant lands come back from their vacations and get ready to take up their professional duty of bestowing loans on people who have no earthly chance of repaying them. This is roughly what capitalism, socialism and communism eventually are.

And my guess is that the enigmatic knightr-ider2007, who is offering me loads of cash for nothing, is actually a bored banker on holiday in an African country. He is apparently at it just to ensure that he doesn’t lose touch with the work that is awaiting him upon resuming his official duty.

So my advice to you all those who receive financial bonanzas on emails is: Accept them today. Or else, you will pestered with calls for availing loans tomorrow.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Unnaipol Oruvan- Review (4 out of 5)

Kamal the shrewd screenplay writer, reproduces the effect of A Wednesday equating Mumbai terror in the original with serial blasts in Coimbatore and explosion at Meenambakkam airport in the late '80s. References to Best Bakery blaze, Rajiv Gandhi assassination and frequent communal violence in Kanyakumari are made without taking sides. A spoof on former Pakistan President Musharaff is interesting.

What have you come to expect from movies on terrorism? A jingoist for a protagonist with an inexhaustible supply of dialogues and bullets who goes after ultras from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

Far from arousing nationalistic feelings, the movies leave you debating as to which of the two- the guns firing non-stop or the patriotic lines- are more tiresome.

But fit in Kamal Haasan in the scheme of things and you will find that clichés disappear. Unnaipol Oruvan is a hard hitting movie and its becoming a thriller in the process is purely incidental.

A faithful rehash of A Wednesday, the movie has one of Kamal Haasan’s pet themes, debating between right and wrong, moral and immoral and violence and non-violence. It is an individual’s fury against the ineffectiveness of the system which has resignedly accepted violence and terror as its destiny.

Without being preachy Unnaipol Oruvan stays focused on the harsh reality of our times and profers a solution as well. You find yourself taken in by the concept, the script and the pace at which it is told.

Ably supported by the dialogues of Era Murugan, Kamal Haasan has succeeded in touching upon sensitive issues sensibly. Murugan seems like a worthy contender to fill in for writer Sujatha who had it in him to intellectualise even quotidian themes, while cerebally elevating every-day ideas.

Kamal Haasan is a typical middle-class Indian, who could be spotted anywhere on the streets. The angst and agony of an aam admi who is you, me and the man living next door, has been subtly brought out. Kamal claims the limelight for himself even with limited screen space.

Mohanlal is not your usual gun-totting cop but a brainy police officer. Cool and composed in his demeanour, he lends the role the requisite charm and grace. His encounter with Kamal Haasan towards the climax is memorable for the sheer power the two towering film personalities bring to their performances. Kamal Haasan’s superlative portrayal could have been matched only by Mohanlal's acting prowess.

The movie begins with former City Police Commissioner Raghavan Maraar (Mohanlal) recalling an eventful day, which led to his shedding his khaakhi. The protagonist (Kamal Hassan) neither reveals his identity nor his religion. He is the ‘common man’ who vents out his angst by taking on the system, trying to bring it down to its knees.

The Commissioner of Police receives a call from an unnamed man (Kamal Haasan) who claims that he has planted bombs all over the city. The caller urges him to release four terrorists (three Islamic ultras and a Hindu militant involved in weapon sale and all of whom were key players in earlier bomb blasts). Maraar who dismisses it as a crank call, is in for a rude shock after a bomb is spotted at a police station. He ropes in the best among his associates (Ganesh Venkataram, Prem) and even a young hawker to trace out the identity of the anonymous caller. Besides, there is journalist Natasha Rajkumar (Anuja Iyer), who tries to tell the world the common man’s uncommonly dangerous plan. It is an exercise in vain though and Maraar is forced to hand over the terrorists. The twist is when all the four terrorists get killed.

The unidentified caller, without revealing the identity, ends the whole drama disclosing that it was his mission to take their lives. The message he wants to send across to the government is only an eye for an eye is the solution for rooting out terrorism. Pent up frustrations can make a commoner do uncommon things.

The cast includes Prem, Ganesh Venkataram as police cops assisting Mohanlal and veteran actress Lakshmi as State Chief Secretary. All the actors have performed to their potential. Shruthi Haasan’s background peps up the momentum in this thriller with some catchy work behind the lens by Manoj. Without taking anything away from director Chakri Toleti, it must be pointed out that he had A Wednesday, a winner, and two titans to work with. He has taken care of even the minute details. The movie is short in duration ( 1 hour and 47 minutes) but high in content.

Produced by Rajkamal and UTV, Unnaipol Oruvan compels us to take stock of the grim situation we as a society are trying to escape from. The remedy it offers may not be acceptable outright but the debate it most definitely would spark off, is worth the effort.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Jet operations limp back to normal

Jet Airways' five-day long crisis ended with the management deciding to re-instate four sacked pilots and not initiate any action against those who agitated last week.
The airlines Executive Director Saroj Dutta told mediapersons that these were the highlights of an agreement signed between the management and pilots' representatives late Saturday night.

"It's an amicable settlement and all pilots would report for duty immediately," Dutta said.

The company would also not pursue a pending contempt petition before the Bombay High Court, which was slated to come up for hearing Monday, he added.

Following an end to the five-day long pilots' stir, Jet Airways limped back to normal operations. It has plans to operate as many at 37 flights, including two on the international sector, Sunday.

The operations are expected to completely normalize by the evening when the rostering of duties for the pilots is done and the airline would announce resumption of more services.

Until then, the airline has announced cancellation of 15 international and 137 domestic flights across its network.

Two international services - Mumbai-Dubai and return - would be operated as combined services to accommodate the maximum number of passengers

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Aamir Khan to Play Hanuman and Keanu Reeves Ram

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan might play the much revered monkey god, Hanuman, along side actor Keanu Reeves who is set to play Ram in the Hollywood version of the Hindu epic Ramayana.

The Speed star has been approached to play the character of Lord Ram in the movie based on the mythological character 'Hanuman' and talks are on to cast Aamir Khan in the title role, reported BBC.

The film to be directed by Chuck Russell of The Mask fame, will be produced by NRI producer Uru Patel who came up with the idea of making a film based on Hanuman.

The Dark Knight actor Gary Oldman has reportedly been approached to play the evil Ravana in the movie.

Actress Shilpa Shetty was approached to play the role of Sita, but reports suggest that she has already opted out.

Search is still on to find an international face to act as the female lead opposite Keanu Reeves.

Shooting is reportedly expected to start towards the end of this year in Rajasthan.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Be MR.Smarty

How You Can Start Spending Smart? Small drops make big ocean!! This is really true.Last weekend, I went to my see my Cousin’s house. He is in Grade 6. Something was different when I looked at him. I just noticed that he has changed his prescription Glass.

When I asked him why he changed, he said that the glasses he had broke very often and also he changed more than 4 Glasses. Then I asked, how long this glass has been with him? He is using this for past 4 months!! I took the glass and looked at the quality, it was great. He said it was a $ 8 Rx eyeglasses, and he saw the Zenni Optical on TV!!!
I searched the internet about Zenni optical and found that it is one of the best optical.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

MPC Synergy in India

MPC Synergy Real Estate AG plans to invest about $1 billion (Rs4,000 crore) in the Indian real estate market over the next 18 months, reflecting the continued interest of overseas investors in India.

The company, a joint venture between Germany’s MPC Capital AG and Switzerland-based Synergy Asset Management SA (both companies are in the asset management business), expects a return of around 15% from its India investments, compared with the 5-6% return it typically earns in mature markets.

“We are investing in the Indian real estate market because we see incredible demand here,” said Alex Schroeder, chief executive officer, MPC Capital. “There might be a lull now. But the market is huge, considering that the housing shortfall is 28 million units,” he added.

MPC Synergy will raise money from retail investors in Europe and launch closed-ended funds for its projects. It recently launched its first real estate fund, with a corpus of $200 million, to invest in three residential projects being developed by Delhi-based Akme Projects Ltd.

Akme is promoted by Anil Nanda, the former vice-chairman of Escorts Ltd. Nanda said MPC Synergy’s investment would cover the capital costs of the three projects.

MPC Synergy is also looking at investing in malls, hotels, hospitals and schools. It plans to invest $400 million in malls, and is in discussions with two developers to invest in their mall projects, according to Jay Oberai, managing director, Synergy Asset Management. He declined to name the developers. “We are also looking at buying one or two malls, which are generating good revenues,” Oberai added. MPC Synergy has a similar $400 million investment planned for hotels in new projects across categories (three-, four- and five-star) in Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Agra, Udaipur and Jaipur. “We are in talks with two hotel players, out of which one is an international hotel chain,” said Oberai.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Prabhu Deva dances for MJ

Today is the day on which our Archangel of pop-music was born. Every die-hard fan of MJ would cherish his loving memories and will pray for his soul. Shah Rukh Khan's company Red Chillies has produced a music video as a tribute to the King of Pop, just in time for the legend's 51st birthday, that’s today!

The music for the special video song has been given by Vishal-Shekhar, while Remo has choreographed it, Vishal has also written the song. Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, KK and Shreya Ghoshal and Sunidhi Chauhan have rendered their voice for the track.

Things can’t get better for the video. Yeah! Our Indian Michael Jackson, Prabhu Deva performs Michael's steps as a backdrop in the video. The five minute music video has Prabhu Deva wearing a white suit and dancing like MJ.

When Prabhu Deva was approached by Shah Rukh Khan for this tribute he happily agreed. “Michael Jackson was my mentor. I grew up watching his dance and copying his steps. Even today, when I choreograph songs or when I am just dancing at home, without my knowledge MJ’s steps seep in,” Prabhu Deva relishes.

The video will be released online from today in the websites of Red Chillies and Seagram's Royal Stag and also on all music channels. It will be available for free download and is not a commercial venture.

The album video will also have loving messages devoted for MJ by stars like SRK, Hrithik Roshan, Prabhu Deva, Shahid Kapoor, Harman Baweja, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Kangna Ranaut, Priyanka Chopra and cricketer Yuvraj Singh.

So, here is a great thing to look out for us all MJ maniacs. Don’t miss it!