Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Harbhajan slaps Sreesanth

Update: April 30
Harbhajan hoardings removed
Harbhajan Singh is experiencing a new low as his franchise team, Mumbai Indians, have decided to remove hoardings with his picture dotting the city.

Update: April 29
Harbhajan and Sreesanth's behaviour in Tests "was not great"
We had issues with these two - Arthur
Harbhajan had to apologise to Ashwell Prince, the South African batsman, for abusing him during the third Test of that series in Kanpur last month and the South Africans "lost a lot of respect for Sreesanth" when he went after AB de Villiers, Mickey Arthur, the South Africa coach, told Cricinfo.

Harbhajan had to apologise to Ashwell Prince, the South African batsman, for abusing him during the third Test of that series in Kanpur last month and the South Africans "lost a lot of respect for Sreesanth" when he went after AB de Villiers, Mickey Arthur, the South Africa coach.

Update: April 28 Harbhajan banned for rest of IPL season

Update: April 28
Harbhajan suspended temporarily, hearing is on Monday

Update: April 26
Punjab lodge complaint with BCCI,
Harbhajan asked to explain case by April 28

IPL, the clash with in Indians was supposed to bring on more talents rather than fight. Did we just tell Australians that they were right about Harbhajan and Sreesanth...ooooops. May be!
Is it any more Gentleman's Game?

The Indian Premier League faced its first on-field controversy with allegations that Harbhajan Singh hit Sreesanth, his India team-mate and IPL rival, after Friday's match between the Kings XI Punjab and the Mumbai Indians in Mohali. While Yuvraj Singh, Sreesanth's captain, said Harbhajan had apologised after the incident, it remains to be seen how the IPL will handle it as a disciplinary issue.

Video Showing, Sreesanth Crying

Sreesanth, who took two wickets for Punjab, was spotted in tears after the match - which his side won - and later confirmed the incident to Cricinfo.

Sources close to him said that after the match a smiling Sreesanth walked up to Harbhajan - the captain of the losing Mumbai Indians - and said "Hard luck". "That was enough for Harbhajan to lose his cool and hit Sreesanth under the eye," said sources close to the fast bowler.

Harbhajan refused to answer questions on the incident at the post-match press conference. "Can we have questions on just cricket," he said in response to questions relating to the incident. His opposing captain, however, was clear in his view. "This is really an ugly incident," Yuvraj said, "this is totally unacceptable." He added, though, that Harbhajan had visited the dressing-room after the match and apologised to Sreesanth.

"At the end of the day, players shake hands. But today saw more that from Harbhajan and Sreesanth," said Tom Moody, the Punjab coach. "The positive thing is that Harbhajan had a long chat with Sreesanth. But I am not sure what ramifications this incident will have." Cricinfo has learnt that Sreesanth complained about the incident to officials of the Mohali franchise, including co-owners Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia.

However, IS Bindra, the president of the Punjab Cricket Association, denied an official complaint has been lodged. "Some media people have asked me about this incident. No official complaint has reached me yet. I believe what happens on the field should be sorted out by the players on the field itself," Bindra told Cricinfo. Later Sreesanth told reporters at the stadium that "nothing serious happened" and that he and Harbhajan were "still part of the national team".

On-field relations between Harbhajan and Sreesanth appeared strained during the India-South Africa Test series as well. Sreesanth had dropped Hashim Amla off Harbhajan during the Chennai Test to which Harbhajan reacted with displeasure after which he was seen motioning towards Sreesanth after making a diving save at point.

This is the second time in the last six months that Harbhajan has been at the centre of controversy. Earlier this year the Australians accused him of racially abusing Andrew Symonds during the Test series Down Under.
Source: Ajay Shankar is deputy editor of Cricinfo in Bangalore

Monday, April 28, 2008

ISRO successfully launches 10 satellites into orbit

ISRO successfully launches 10 satellites into orbit : Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today created history with the launch of its latest Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV - C9). A world record was set when the mission successfully injected 10 satellites into the orbit.

The launch took off from Sriharikota Andhra Pradesh. PSLV weighs 230 tonnes and is as high as a 12-storey building. The mission was accomplished by putting two Indian satellites and eight foreign satellites. The previous record was held by Russia, which had launched eight satellites in one go.

The first stage of the rocket was ignited at the lift-off. Three minutes later a massive heat shield got peeled off. There after, the third and the fourth stages ignited taking the rocket higher.

Fifteen minutes after the flight, India's mapping satellite, CARTOSAT 2A was the first one to be put into its orbit. 45 second later India's remote sensing satellite was placed into orbit.

The other satellites were then released, sequentialy, with a gap of 20 seconds. The mission was concluded in 20 minutes after lift-up.

Japan's CUTE was the first foreign satellite to be placed in orbit and Germany's RUBIN was the last to be injected.

CORTOSAT 2A is a high resolution mapping satellite placed at a height of 600 kms. It has an ability to identify objects as small as cars from its orbit in space.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Dasavatharam is a Kamal's forthcoming Tamil feature film currently being directed by K. S. Ravikumar. As the name suggests he dons 10 different role in this movie. You can watch Dasavatharam Trailer here.
And thanks to Anoop for decoding the trailer and identifying 10 different Kamal here.

Normal Kamal, Chinese Guy, Old Lady, Afghan Leader, American Scientist, Sardarji, American President, CBI, Tribe Leader and Nambi.

The film, made with a budget of 80 crore Indian rupees, is set to be released in the summer of 2008.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Loose 20 lbs in 8 hrs

Yup, I did, but only in picture, not in real. At least you will know how you will look if you loose certain number of lbs.

If you have a current picture and if you enter how much you want to loose, this website will send you a picture showing how will look if you loose some weight. Actually the quality is pretty good, I am satisfied.

Seeing is believing
I saw yesterday, so I believe today and I am going to work out from Tomorrow

Upload your picture here --> http://www.weightview.com

If you really liked your processed picture, please send it to me, I shall post if you permit.

IPL Launched

The Indian Premier League(IPL) the Twenty20 cricket competition created by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and sanctioned by the International Cricket Council. The first edition of the Indian Premier League starts today, 18th April 2008.

Official Website --> http://iplt20.com/

The next big thing on the Cricket calendar is the IPL. Publicizing is going crazy in India, the media is full of IPL and also big movies are shifting the date of release.

The IPL promotion is very great and it is done by none other than Ogilvy India.

The teams are
Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Bangalore Royal Challengers.

Of course I route for Chennai Super Kings the ICL champions of 07.

Want to put across some promotional videos I came across

Chennai Super Kings

Deccan Chargers

Delhi Daredevils
Waiting for the Official Video, let me know if you find this.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Mumbai Indians

Punjab Kings

Rajasthan Royals

Bangalore Royal Challengers