January 29, 2008

Most productive debate - TN State Assembly

With umpteen number of people issues screaming for Government's attention and action, the MLAs & Ministers found Shriya's & Namitha's dressing sense dangerous enough to warrant a debate in the state assembly.

With PMK taking a hardliner stand on this issue, wanted the government to intervene & save the 'Tamil Culture'. The DMK discussed in 'length' on where all the government could not pass the regulations. Wonder what the next scene would be?

This just adds to the list of all shameful incidents & speeches at the Assembly.

January 28, 2008

New Aathichudi

Dieting made simple!!

A olleague of mine had gone to the exhibition at Island grounds, chennai. He had taken this photograph.

January 25, 2008

BCCI, IPL & Tons of Money

A new chapter in Indian Cricket! - Indian Premier League

Mumbai IPL - Mukesh Ambani - $111.9
Million Bangalore IPL - Vijay Mallaya - $111.6
Million Hyderabad IPL - Deccan Chronicle - $107.01
Million Chennai IPL - India Cements - $91
Million Mohali IPL - Preity Zinta & Ness Wadia - $76
Million Calcutta IPL - Sharukh Khan - $75.09
Million Jaipur IPL - Emerging Media - $67

Million U thought, how they are going to recover the money? - it seems nearly 60-65% of their costs have been covered through sale of television rights to Sony-World Sports Group for $1.026 billion, including $108 million by BCCI. All of them are confident that they will break even within 2 - 3 Yrs.

ET : Originally conceived as a riposte to Subhash Chandra’s rebel Indian Cricket League, IPL is set to become the biggest money-spinner in cricket today. The league has been modelled on other professional sports leagues like the English Premier League (EPL) and National Basketball Association (NBA). But in the years to come, it will emulate EPL and NBA when it comes to trading players and club buyouts. Some of the biggest names in international cricket today, such as Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara and Sachin Tendulkar, have all signed up to play in IPL, and so have Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath. The top 80 players in the ICC rankings will be playing in IPL, according to BCCI officials

59 matches would be played over 44 days , which would be broadcast live on SET Max. All in all BCCI is said to have raised a total off $ 1.749 billion (Rs 6996 crore) through the team auction alone...

January 11, 2008

Chennai Book Fair

Had a good harvest of tamil books in the ongoing chennai book fair. The crowd was decent. Was able to move around leisurely. Some of the books in my kitty
Madan's Ki.Mu.Ki.Pi -Kizhaku Padhipagam
Madan's vandhargal vendrargal - Vikatan Padhipagam [ half way thro..a great book!]
Washington'il thirumanam -Vikatan Padhipagam
M.R.Radhayanam - Kizhaku Padhipagam
Jeeva -Kizhaku Padhipagam
Ponniyin selvan
Na.Paarthasarathy's Kurinji Malar
U.ve.Swaminatha iyer's autobiography - En Sarithiram - Aiythinai Padhipagam
Sanga kaalathil Tamizh Samayam

January 03, 2008

520Sqt Apartment in London

Space doesn't matter...All you should have is the Big M - Money!!

Richard Adams, an interior designer, turned this 520-square-foot apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of London into a pied-a-terre for himself - NewYork Times