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Spinners rule in Twenty20

Watching India vs West Indies match right now and Yusuf Pathan just got the wicket of dangerous Chris Gayle. India has two more spinners in side – Harbhajan and Pragyan Ojha. Ojha has already won the match against Bangladesh. IPL has proved that spinners are a key in T20. All the spinners, even part timers like Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj were getting bucket leads of wickets in the second edition of IPL. Yuvraj even managed to get a couple of hat tricks! I was watching the highlights of the Aus-Pak T20 encounter that happened in Dubai just before the start of this tournament and even in that match Shahid Afirid – another spinner – was named man of the match.

Guess rein of the spinners is coming back in cricket and that too in the most bang bang version of the game

Great resume quote – precious stone!

Had to post this one. Recruitment drive is on at Uconomix and I am receiving hundreds of resumes. As usual some have great quotes. Look at this gem I just received –

Sir I want the job as my time is passing new batch on the way to come out.
I have already send my resume to you

Any precious stone can be modled according to requirement but it should be the precious stone
B.E firstclass is somthing in todays world

Duh! BE First class is a precious stone!! Wow!! Sorry dude, BE first class are dime a dozen these days!

I have an online logic test for freshers. It has only 5 questions/puzzles on maths and logic, just 5. and there have been a number of BEs whoch haven’t managed to get even 2 correct!

Have a look at some more excellent quotes from resumes.

OMGKitty!!!

Man this cat is so adorable! I just LOVE cats. Love the way they walk, meow, sit, sleep, and do all sorts of things cats do….fabulous. Simply awesome!

This is an image of a cat named Katamari. The cat has a blog called OMGKitty. This is the cat which I had mentioned and posted a photo of in an earlier post about Puss in boots lookalike. You can see Katamari doing all sorts of funny things and making various poses and playing with numerous objects at her blog – OMGKitty!

Bigg Boss season 2 – a casting coup

Season 2 of the reality show Bigg Boss went on air yesterday (17 Aug 08) on Colors. 14 participants were revealed and it was a sort of casting coup on the part of the channel. Unlike season 1 which was dominated by film, tv and fashion world celebrities this season has a mix of quite a few newsmakers including the host Shilpa Shetty. There’s a full time politician, a UK Big Brother participant who was in news for making racist comments against Shilpa, an ex film actress who has been the wife of an underworld don, a singer, a stand up comedian, son of a late politician, items girls and as usual people from the tv and fashion world.

Celebrity participants of Bigg Boss season 2 are:

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Ketaki Dave
Ketaki Dave is a well known TV actress. She is very famous for portraying the character of Daksha in the soap opera Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and for her catch phrase Arrrr in that serial. This is not the first reality show for Ketaki. She was a participant in the celebrity dance show Nach Baliye (Season 2) along with her husband Rasik Dave.

It looks like she has been chosen to get the soap opera watching audience to watch the show. Their votes might take her a long way.
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Zulfi Syed
Zulfi Syed is a model turned actor. He won the Gladrags Manhunt in 1997. He made his debut in Bollywood with the movie Pyasa. He is better known for the portrayal of emperor Shahjahan in the movie Taj Mahal.

I am not sure why Zulfi was selected. May be for his looks so that girls will vote to keep him in the house!

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Rakhi Tandon
Rakhi is a TV actress. She shot to fame after plating the character of Sweeti in the comedy show Hum Paanch in the mid nineties. Rakhi is sister in law of the famous Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon.

Rakhi will definitely bring in some chutzpah in the Bigg Boss’s house. It remains to be seen how far she can go.

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Rahul Mahajan
A big catch! Rahul is the son of late Pramod Mahajan a prominent politician and a one time Information and Broadcasting  minister in the government of India. Rahul has been in the news ever since his father was shot dead in his home by his(Rahul’s) uncle Pravin Mahajan. Rahul has been in the news for taking drugs, his entry in politics, for his marriage and subsequent divorce.

Rahul seems pretty good in networking and making friends. He was giving a guided tour of the house to every participant as he/she entered the house. I feel his knack of making friends will take him a long way in the Bigg Boss’s house.

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Monica Bedi
Casting coup really! Monika Bedi in her short lived career in Bollywood and at her young age has been though a lot. She has been in news for her affiliation with underworld don Abu Salem. She was arrested along with him in the year 2002 and spent a lot of years in jails. She has been acquitted in a few cases against her but a few are still pending.

It will be chance for Monica to make a comeback in the industry but I am not sure if she will be able to survive for long in the Bigg Boss house. Some people might pity her and vote to keep her in the house but it will be interesting to see how other participants treat her.


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Raja Chaudhari
Raja is a TV actor. Better known as the ex husband of prominent TV actress Shweta Tiwari. Raja shot to fame after participating in the celebrity couple dance show Nach Baliye with his wife. Sweta’s success and Raja’s failure to keep up with her professionally eventually lead to their separation. Shweta is so much more popular than Raja that when you search for images of Raja on Google, you come across images of Shweta!

Bigg Boss will give Raja an opportunity to make a comeback in the TV industry and will also earn him some good money which he is definitely in need of! But the chances of him winning the game are slim. For one he is very hot tempered. I just hope he doesn’t fight with anybody in the house!

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Sambhavna Seth
Sambhavna is the quintessential item girl in the Bigg Boss’s house. She brings the oomph and aahs in the house. Last season of Bigg Boss gained a lot of eyeballs by the inclusion of Rakhi Sawant, so this time they have two got hot girls in the house.

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Ehsan Qureshi
Ehsan Qureshi is a standup comedian and shot to fame by appearing in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge season 1. He is known for his distinctive poetic style of joke telling. His inclusion will definitely bring some light moments in the house and will make the show enjoyable for the viewers.

Ehsan is a good comedian but I doubt he will be able to go a long way in the game.
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Payal Rohatgi
Another item girl. A bold actress known more for her hot photo shoots than her acting skills. She has worked in a few bollywood movies till date like Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai?, 36 China Town, Dhol, Heyy Babyy, Ugly Aur Pagli etc.

Payal along with Sambhavna will bring the much needed TRPs for the show. She might just make it to last 5 contestants on the show.

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Debojit Saha
Debojit is a singer. He is the winner of Zee TV’s singing talent reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005. Debojit might prove to be popular with the audience and might just make it to the final 5.

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Ashutosh Kaushik
Ashutosh is the winner of MTV Roadies season 5. He might not be well known to most of the Indian TV watching audiences but he might just click with the youth. He was the underdog in the Roadies and yet emerged the winner, his cool, straight talking attitude might also work this time and may even make him the winner again. Watch out for this guy!

Elina Wadia

Elina is not a celebrity. She may be an upcoming model or a struggling actress, but an appearance on Bigg Boss will definitely make her a celebrity by the time she leaves.

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Sanjay Nirupam
Sanjay Nirupam is a full time politician from Mumbai. I was really surprised to see him on the show. I am not sure how the channel managed to cast him. How can a politician spends three months in the house without any contact, phones, TV, newspapers doing all his chores himself will be an interesting thing to watch. But I feel he won’t survive in the house for long. His presence will the atmosphere a little heavy for other participants and even Mr Nirupam will find it a little awkward.

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Jade Goody
A big big casting coup! Jade Goody is a British reality television celebrity and businesswoman. She was at the center of allegations of bullying, racist and elitist comments against fellow housemate Shilpa Shetty in the Big Brother’s house in the UK. This is the third time that Jade is participating in this game. She has appeared twice in the Big Brother in UK earlier.
This season of Bigg Boss promises to be a complete masala entertainment for the viewers. Like a typical Bollywood masala movie, we have got actors, actresses, politicians, comedian, singer, and even item girls. My favorites to win the show – Jade Goody, Rahul Mahajan, Payal Rohatagi, Debojit Saha and Ashutosh Kaushik.

Age Calculator

Well I was wondering whether I am 26 or 27. So I put together a quick age calculator in .Net. Of course I can calculate my age and I don’t need a special program to do that but I just thought it would be cool to have a program or a site to know my exact age in years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds! I thought something must exists out there, I did a Google search and did find a few links but nothing exactly what I was looking for so I created an ASP.Net project and though other people could also find it useful so put it on a domain www.agecalc.net.

Check it out. Age Calculator – know your age in years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds.

Pyar ka signal

I like this song from the movie Bhagam bhag. I searched the net for lyrics but couldn’t find anywhere so I put the earplugs deep in my ears, turned the volume to the maximum, listened each word carefully and wrote the lyrics. Here’s the lyrics for the song Payr ka signal form Bhagam bhag starring Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Paresh Rawal and Lara Dutta.

The song is sung by Remo Fernandes and Suzanne.

Chorus:         Aja Aja Ajaaaaaaaa
Remo: Eeehaaaaaaa
Chorus: Rock the carnival, Start the carnival
Rock the carnival, Start the carnival

Chorus: Signaaaal pyar ka signaaal
Remo: Yo Yo
Chorus: Signaaaal dikha de signaaal
Remo: Baby

Chorus: Signaaaal pyar ka signaaal
Remo: Yo Yo
Chorus: Signaaaal dikha de signaaal
Remo: Baby

Remo: Falak pe jake mein sitare le aaoon
Hasi yoo jannat ke nazare le aaoon
O meri mehbuba agar tu haan keh de
I’ll jump in air
Jump in the air
Jump jump jump in the air
Jump in the air
Jump in the air
Jump jump Jump jump Jump jump Jump Jump

Chorus: Signaaaal pyar ka signaaal
Remo: Yo Yo
Chorus: Signaaaal dikha de signaaal
Remo: Baby

Chorus: Signaaaal pyar ka signaaal
Remo: Yo Yo
Chorus: Signaaaal dikha de signaaal
Remo: Baby

Chorus: Jump jump Jump jump Jump jump Jump Jump

Chorus: Rock the carnival, Start the carnival
Rock the carnival, Start the carnival

Remo: Main bhi yaha tu bhi yaha
Mausam bhi pyaar ka
Janejana jaan bhi le
Kya ishara yaar ka

Suzanne: Jara jara abhi jara, abhi tu kar intezaar
Mere sanam tujhe kasam, na kar mujhe bekaraar

Remo: Mmmm main tera aashiq hoon
agar tu haan keh de
I’ll jump in air
Jump in the air
Jump jump jump in the air
Jump in the air
Jump in the air
Jump jump Jump jump Jump jump Jump Jump

Chorus: Signaaaal pyar ka signaaal
Remo: Yo Yo
Chorus: Signaaaal dikha de signaaal
Remo: Baby

Chorus: Signaaaal pyar ka signaaal
Remo: Yo Yo
Chorus: Signaaaal dikha de signaaal
Remo: Baby

Chorus: Start the carnivaaal, Rock the carnivaaaal,
Start the carnival, you party all night long

Start the carnivaaal, Rock the carnivaaaal,
Start the carnival, you party all night long

Start the carnivaaal, Rock the carnivaaaal,
Start the carnival, you party all night long

Start the carnivaaal, Rock the carnivaaaal,
Start the carnival, you party party all night long

Remo: Aati jati, saanso ko hai ab teri aarzoooo
Khwabo mein hai he, Chehra teraa
Yadoon mein tu hi tu

Suzanne: Ajeeb sa suroor hai, kaha main khone lagi
Nazar to hai khuli khuli, magar main sone lagi

Remo: Fir aaj mera hai
Tu jane jaan keh de
I’ll jump in air
Jump in the air
Jump jump jump in the air
Jump in the air
Jump in the air
Jump jump Jump jump Jump jump Jump Jump

Chorus: Signaaaal pyar ka signaaal
Signaaaal dikha de signaaal
Signaaaal pyar ka signaaal
Signaaaal dikha de signaaal

Remo: (Some blubbering)
Falak pe jake mein sitare le aaoon
Hasi yoo jannat ke nazare le aaoon
O meri mehbuba agar tu haan keh de
Remo & Chorus: I’ll jump in air
Jump in the air
Jump jump jump in the air
I’ll Jump in the air
I’ll Jump in the air
I Jump I jump I Jump jump Jump jump Jump Jump

Chorus: Signaaaal pyar ka signaaal
Remo: Yo Yo
Chorus: Signaaaal dikha de signaaal
Remo: Baby

Chorus: Signaaaal pyar ka signaaal
Remo: Yo Yo
Chorus: Signaaaal dikha de signaaal
Remo: Baby

Remo: Signal!

Tell me which logo should I use

I need some input from the readers about the following three logos. These are for the new venture that we are cooking up.
Me and my friend Ullas had some debate about which logo to use and then we decided to ask the audience.

If you were to put your money on a company, but knew nothing about the business model and were just shown 3 logos to make up your choice, which logo would you choose? Give a reason for your choice as well.

Lage Raho Munnabhai…simply wonderful!

There are very few movies that entice me to write a review about it. Lage Raho Munnabhai is just one of them. Watched it today. It’s a marvellous movie! Clean, refreshing, family comedy. And its much better than the previous avatar Munnabhai MBBS.

The story is good and moves flawlessly. There are emotional scenes, there is humor and there’s Bapu. The movie does a good job of paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. It shows some good examples of how Bapu’s principles are worth following even in this age. Although it might not be as easy as it has been shown in the movie. After all it’s movie and there’s got to be a happy ending.

Munnabhai and circuit are just too good! And Vidya Balan…oh she looks beautiful!!!! I am converted. I’ve replaced my Amisha Patel wallpapers with that of Vidya Balan! ;-) Bomman Irani’s performance as Lucky Singh is fantastic. There are tiny roles for Jimmy Shergill and Dia Mirza and surprise, surprise there’s a cameo by AB’s baby Abhishek Bachchan as well!

I would recommend the movie to everybody. It’s a must watch.

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