Posted by 28 August, 2011

‘How many times would have Anna Hazare watched the movie Hindustani?’ is what one is left to wonder with the whole turn out of events. It looks like our National Indian tha tha Annaji has followed the footsteps of our own Indian tha tha ‘Senapathy’ – a role played compellingly by Actor Kamal Haasan in the Tamil original ‘Indian’.

For once the reel character has become the real character and for a relief has intentionally helped benefit the society at large. Whether Kamal haasan or Director Shankar intended for something like this to happen or not but the whole renovation of the anti-corruption ombudsman (Lok pal) bill that was 1st mentioned during early 60’s has taken form in exactly the way paved by actor kamal haasan in his thought awakening concept of doing away with those who have done away with values is quite a thought to dwell on.

Little would have Kamal haasan realised, that him uprooting the evils of the society who practice corruption would actually become the focal point in creating the Lokpal Bill. For Kamal Haasan, it should be a great moment now to be proud of to see his dream finally realise and materialise after 15 years. A Dream to see a corruption free India! A Dream that every Indian could till now only dream of.

Every great moment starts but with one man. It was by senapathy in 1996 and the reincarnation of senapathy Anna Hazare in 2011! What assures us is the fact is that every great idea of good intention can hold ground and bloom even if it is after 15 years. Kudos to Kamal haasan !!

Indian Thatha Kamal and Anna Hazare

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Posted by 26 August, 2011

 

For your education if you do not know this —- See how Lokpal Bill can curb the politicians. Spread the message to create awareness
 

Existing System

System Proposed by civil society

No politician or senior officer ever goes to jail despite huge evidence because Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) and CBI directly come under the government. Before starting investigation or initiating prosecution in any case, they have to take permission from the same bosses, against whom the case has to be investigated.

Lokpal at centre and Lokayukta at state level will be independent bodies. ACB and CBI will be merged into these bodies. They will have power to initiate investigations and pro! secution against any officer or politician without needing anyone⳦nbsp;permission. Investigation should be completed within 1 year and trial to get over in next 1 year. Within two years, the corrupt should go to jail.

No corrupt officer is dismissed from the job because Central Vigilance Commission, which is supposed to dismiss corrupt officers, is only an advisory body. Whenever it advises government to dismiss any senior corrupt officer, its advice is never implemented.

Lokpal and Lokayukta will have complete powers to order dismissal of a corrupt officer. CVC and all departmental vigilance will be merged into Lokpal and state vigi! lance will be merged into Lokayukta.

No action is taken against corrupt judges because permission is required from the Chief Justice of India to even register an FIR against corrupt judges.

Lokpal & Lokayukta shall have powers to investigate and prosecute any judge without needing anyone⳦nbsp;permission.

Nowhere to go – People expose corruption but no action is taken on their complaints.

Lokpal & Lokayukta will have to enquire into and hear every complaint.

There is so much corruption within CBI and vigilance departments. Their functioning is so secret that it encourages corruption within these agencies.

All investigations in Lokpal & Lokayukta shall be transparent. After completion of investigation, all case records shall be open to public. Complaint against any st! aff of Lokpal & Lokayukta shall be enquired and punishment announced within two months.

Weak and corrupt people are appointed as heads of anti-corruption agencies.

Politicians will have absolutely no say in selections  of Chairperson and members of Lokpal & Lokayukta. Selections will take place through a transparent and public participatory process.

Citizens face harassment  in government offices. Sometimes they are forced to pay bribes. One can only complaint to senior officers. No action is taken on complaints because senior officers also get their cut.

Lokpal & Lokayukta will get public grievances resolved in time bound manner, impose a penalty of Rs 250 per day of delay to be deducted from the salary of guilty officer and award that amount as compensation to the aggrieved citizen.

Nothing in law to recover ill gotten wealth. A corrupt person can come! out of jail and enjoy that money.

Loss caused to the government due to corruption will be recoveredfrom all accused.

Small punishment for corruption-  Punishment for corruption is minimum 6 months and maximum 7 years.

Enhanced punishment - The punishment would be minimum 5 years and maximum of life imprisonment.

 

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Posted by 16 July, 2011

Move over, alfa males. Being No.2 is better, scientists say.

A new study on baboons has found that alpha males, or those at the pinnacle of the social hierarchy, tend to have high stress levels than beta males — the nice guys who are placed second.

The Princeton University study contrasts with earlier findings that stress levels tend to drop the higher you ascend on the social ladder.

It also suggests that being top of the pile has a big downside too, The New York Times reported.

For their study, published in the journal Science, the researchers looked at 125 male baboons living in five social groups over a nineyear period in Amboseli, Kenya.

They measured their stress hormone levels by analysing 4,500 fecal samples and found that alpha males had very high stress hormone levels, just as high as those of the lowest ranking males.
The stress, according to the researchers, was probably because of the demands of fighting off challengers and guarding access to fertile females.

Beta males, who fought less and had considerably less mate guarding to do, had much lo wer stress levels. They had fewer mating opportunities than the alphas, but they did get some mating in, more than any lower-ranking males.

The research is both impressive and surprising, said Robert Sapolsky of Stanford, a neurobiologist who carried out groundbreaking studies on stress in baboons, and was not involved in the new study.

“What’s cool about this paper is that being an alpha and being a beta are very different experiences physiologically,” Dr Sapolsky said.

Levels of stress are important partly because of the health effects of stress hormones. In the short term, in immediate fight-or-flight situations, the hormones work to energise the individual.

— PTI

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Posted by 13 July, 2011

The Dark Knight is back!

The Dark Knight Poster

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Posted by 29 May, 2011

MS Dhoni and co. beat Bangalore by 58 runs to win their second straight IPL title.

Chasing 206 to win, Ashwin delivered a body blow to RCB’s title aspirations when he got the big fish Chris Gayle for a naught in the first over. MS Dhoni’s move to open the attack with the off-spinner struck more gold as he followed Gayle’s wicket with Mayank Aggarwal’s in his second over to put the CSK right on top.

Chennai bowlers then restricted Bangalore to a paltry 147/8 and romped home by the big margin. It was an icing on the cake for CSK skipper Dhoni after the historic World Cup triumph last month.

Regular fall of wickets sent half the RCB side back in the dug-out after 10 overs, making it the most lopsided of the four IPL finals so far. Shadab Jakati (2/21) bowled well in tandem with Ashwin to pick up his two wickets.

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Posted by 26 May, 2011

Feeling happy? Don’t be too smug as chances are that you will die young, scientists say.
An international team, which looked at several studies to find out if happiness has also a dark side, discovered that people who are too full of joy die younger than their more downbeat peers.

They found that children who are rated “highly cheerful” at school went onto die younger than their more reserved class mates, according to news reported.

This is because they are likely to lead more carefree lives full of danger and unhealthy lifestyle choices, believe the researchers.

They may also be more likely to suffer from mental problems such as bipolar depression which sees moods swing from extreme happiness to debilitating sadness, they said.

Being too cheerful-especially at inappropriate times-can also rouse anger in others, increasing the risk of a person coming to harm, they pointed out. The study by a variety of universities analysed the details of children from the 1920s to old age. The researchers found people whose school reports rated them “highly cheerful” died younger than their more reserved classmates.

They also discovered that trying too hard to be happy often ended up leaving people feeling more depressed than before, as putting an effort into improving their mood often left people feeling cheated. Magazine articles offering tips on how to be happy were also blamed for worsening modern day depression.

One study saw participants asked to read an article offering ways to improve your mood, and follow one of the tips to see how effective it was. Participants then took the advice offered-such as watching an upbeat filmoften concentrated too hard on trying to improve their mood rather than letting it lift naturally.

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Posted by 03 May, 2011

Now this is interesting. Sourav Ganguly joins Pune Warriors and will replace Ashish Nehra who has been ruled out because of injury.

Lets see if Dada can change the fortunes of the Pune Warriors who are currently languishing on the bottom of the table.

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Posted by 09 April, 2011

Anirudha Srikkanth’s fifty and useful contributions from Suresh Raina and M.S. Dhoni helped Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs in the opening match of the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Friday

Chennai Super Kings registered a thrilling two-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening match of Indian Premier League-IV at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Friday.

Set a target of 154, KKR needed nine to win off the last over, but Tim Southee restricted the visiting side to just six, allowing the defending champion to begin its campaign on the right note.

In its chase, KKR appeared to be coasting when it was 111 for two in 15 overs. Forty-three were required off 30 balls when R. Ashwin returned to bowl his last over, the 16th of the innings, and snared a well-set Jacques Kallis (54, 42b, 7×4), who was caught at short fine-leg by S. Badrinath.

In the next over, new man Eoin Morgan was stumped off Suresh Raina and two balls later, KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir ran himself out following a series of fumbles and stop-starts, leaving his team to get 34 runs off 19 balls, five wickets in hand.

The 19th over from Suraj Randiv changed the equation somewhat, as Manoj Tiwary plundered two sixes and Laxmi Ratan Shukla a four, to bring the requirement down to nine runs in seven balls. Tiwary went for another heave off Randiv’s last ball, but was stumped smartly by Dhoni.

KKR’s chase had begun in the right earnest when Kallis smashed Southee for three boundaries in the fourth over to set the pace, the 50 coming up in the sixth over. In the same over, Dhoni made a hash of what appeared to be a stumping chance of Manvinder Bisla off Randiv.

KKR lost its first wicket on 64 in the ninth over, when Bisla (27) advanced down the track to Shadab Jakati, missed, and was finally stumped by Dhoni.

Yusuf Pathan struck a gigantic six off Jakati, only to survive a close stumping call in the next over bowled by Randiv. Yusuf’s luck soon ran out when he was run out a ball later, ‘Captain Cool’ running and picking up the ball from short square-leg and hitting the stumps directly.

Earlier, Dhoni elected to bat and CSK reached 153 for four mainly through Anirudha Srikkanth, who had opened the batting, rousing memories of another Srikkanth who had served so well at the top of the order.

Source: News Agencies

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Posted by 01 April, 2011

Chennai Super Kings wasted no time in adding Upul Tharanga and Tim Southee to the squad. Both went unsold in the auction and now they have been bought by CSK for the upcoming IPL Season 4. Doug Bollinger and Ben Hilfenhaus are injured while Baily is also a concern.

  • MS Dhoni (C)
  • Suresh Raina
  • Murali Vijay
  • Albie Morkel
  • Wriddhiman Saha
  • Michael Hussey
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Michael Hussey
  • Doug Bollinger
  • R Ashwin
  • S Badrinath
  • Scott Styris
  • Ben Hilfenhaus
  • Joginder Sharma
  • Nuwan Kulasekara
  • Sudeep Tyagi
  • Suraj Randiv
  • George Bailey
  • Francois du Plessis
  • Upul Tharanga
  • Tim Southee
  • Vasudeva Das
  • Anirudha Srikanth
  • Abhinav Mukund
  • Yo Mahesh
  • Ganapathy Vignesh
  • Shadab Jakati

 

  • Coach - Stephen Fleming
  • Fielding Coach – Rixon
  • Bowling Coach - Andy Bichel
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Posted by 15 March, 2011
IPL T20 2011 Schedule
DateTimeIPL TeamsVenue
8-Apr8 PM ISTChennai Super Kings . vs Kolkata Knight Riders .Chennai
9-Apr4 PM ISTDeccan Chargers . vs Rajasthan Royals .Hyderabad
9-Apr8 PM ISTKochi v Royal Challengers . BangaloreKochi
10-Apr4 PM ISTDelhi Daredevils . vs Mumbai Indians .Delhi
10-Apr8 PM ISTPune Warriors vs Kings XI Punjab .Navi Mumbai
11-Apr8 PM ISTKolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan ChargersKolkata
12-Apr4 PM ISTRajasthan Royals vs Delhi DaredevilsJaipur .
12-Apr8 PM ISTRoyal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai IndiansBangalore
13-Apr4 PM ISTPune Warriors vs KochiNavi Mumbai
13-Apr8 PM ISTKings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super KingsMohali
14-Apr8 PM ISTDeccan Chargers vs Royal Challengers BangaloreHyderabad
15-Apr4 PM ISTMumbai Indians v KochiMumbai
15-Apr8 PM ISTDelhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight RidersDelhi
16-Apr4 PM ISTChennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers BangaloreChennai
16-Apr8 PM ISTDeccan Chargers v Kings XI PunjabHyderabad
17-Apr4 PM ISTRajasthan v Kolkata Knight RidersJaipur
17-Apr8 PM ISTPune Warriors v Delhi DaredevilsNavi Mumbai
18-Apr8 PM ISTKochi v Chennai Super KingsKochi
19-Apr4 PM ISTDelhi Daredevils vs Deccan ChargersDelhi
19-Apr8 PM ISTRoyal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan RoyalsBangalore
20-Apr4 PM ISTMumbai Indians v Pune WarriorsMumbai
20-Apr8 PM ISTKolkata Knight Riders v KochiKolkata
21-Apr8 PM ISTKings XI Punjab v Rajasthan RoyalsMohali
22-Apr8 PM ISTMumbai Indians v Chennai Super KingsMumbai
23-Apr4 PM ISTKolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers BangaloreKolkata
23-Apr8 PM ISTDelhi Daredevils v Kings XI PunjabDelhi
24-Apr4 PM ISTDeccan Chargers v Mumbai IndiansHyderabad
24-Apr8 PM ISTRajasthan Royals v KochiJaipur
25-Apr8 PM ISTChennai Super Kings v Pune WarriorsChennai
26-Apr8 PM ISTDelhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers BangaloreDelhi
27-Apr4 PM ISTPune Warriors v Chennai Super KingsNavi Mumbai
27-Apr8 PM ISTKochi v Deccan ChargersKochi
28-Apr4 PM ISTKolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI PunjabKolkata
28-Apr8 PM ISTRajasthan Royals v Mumbai IndiansJaipur
29-Apr8 PM ISTRoyal Challengers Bangalore v PuneBangalore
30-Apr4 PM ISTKochi v Delhi DaredevilsKochi
30-Apr8 PM ISTMumbai Indians v Kings XI PunjabMumbai
1-May4 PM ISTRajasthan Royals v Pune WarriorsJaipur
1-May8 PM ISTChennai Super Kings v Deccan ChargersChennai
2-May8 PM ISTDelhi Daredevils v KochiDelhi
3-May8 PM ISTDeccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight RidersHyderabad
4-May4 PM ISTChennai Super Kings v Rajasthan RoyalsChennai
4-May8 PM ISTPune Warriors v Mumbai IndiansNavi Mumbai
5-May4 PM ISTKochi v Kolkata Knight RidersKochi
5-May8 PM ISTDeccan Chargers v Delhi DaredevilsHyderabad
6-May8 PM ISTRoyal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI PunjabBangalore
7-May4 PM ISTKolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super KingsKolkata
7-May8 PM ISTMumbai Indians v Delhi DaredevilsMumbai
8-May4 PM ISTRoyal Challengers Bangalore v KochiBangalore
8-May8 PM ISTKings XI Punjab v Pune WarriorsMohali
9-May8 PM ISTRajasthan Royals v Chennai Super KingsJaipur
10-May4 PM ISTKings XI Punjab v Mumbai IndiansMohali
10-May8 PM ISTDeccan Chargers v Pune WarriorsHyderabad
11-May8 PM ISTRajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers BangaloreJaipur
12-May8 PM ISTChennai Super Kings v Delhi DaredevilsChennai
13-May8 PM ISTKochi v Kings XI PunjabIndore
14-May4 PM ISTMumbai Indians v Deccan ChargersMumbai
14-May8 PM ISTRoyal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight RidersBangalore
15-May4 PM ISTKings XI Punjab v Delhi DaredevilsDharamsala
15-May8 PM ISTKochi v Rajasthan RoyalsIndore
16-May8 PM ISTKolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai IndiansKolkata
17-May8 PM ISTPune Warriors v Deccan ChargersPune
18-May4 PM ISTKings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers BangaloreDharamsala
18-May8 PM ISTChennai Super Kings v KochiChennai
19-May8 PM ISTPune Warriors v Kolkata Knight RidersPune
20-May8 PM ISTMumbai Indians v Rajasthan RoyalsMumbai
21-May4 PM ISTKings XI Punjab v Deccan ChargersDharamsala
21-May8 PM ISTDelhi Daredevils v Pune WarriorsDelhi
22-May4 PM ISTRoyal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super KingsBangalore
22-May8 PM ISTKolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan RoyalsKolkata
24-May8 PM ISTQualifier 1Mumbai
25-May8 PM ISTEliminatorMumbai
27-May8 PM ISTQualifier 2Chennai
28-May8 PM ISTFinalChennai
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