Saturday, November 18, 2006

Guru (2006 film)

Intro: Guru is a forthcoming Hindi film to be directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhavan and Vidya Balan in pivotal roles. The movie also stars Mithun Chakraborty in a supporting role and Mallika Sherawat in a cameo role. The movie will also be dubbed in Tamil and Telugu. The film's score and soundtrack will be composed by A. R. Rahman.

Production: Directed by Mani Ratnam, who has written the script with Suhasini Mani Ratnam and Vijay Krishna Acharya, Guru is said to be a mature love story. Shooting for the film took place in Turkey( ) and Badami, Karnataka, as well as in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The music is composed by A.R. Rahman, with lyrics by Gulzar. Cinematography for the film is handled by Rajiv Menon. Current reports state that the film is based on the life of India's biggest petrochemicals tycoon, Dhirubhai Ambani. It is also rumoured that 'Guru' has been inspired from the Hollywood flick, 'The Aviator' starring Leonardo Di Caprio.

Music:A. R. Rahman with lyrics by Gulzar. An audio launch for the film was held on November 5, 2006 and was attended by the cast of Guru along with other celebrities. The audio CD and audio casette's of the film were subsequently released on November 18, 2006 under the label of Sony BMG.

Music Tracks:
* Barso Re - Shreya Ghoshal & Uday Mazumdar
* Tere Bina - A. R. Rahman & Chinmayee
* Yammo Yammo - Bappi Lahiri & K. S. Chithra
* Maiyya Maiyya - Mariam Taller, Chinmayee & Keerthi
* Ey Hairathe - Hariharan & Alka Yagnik
* Baazi Laga - Udit Narayan, Madhushree, Shweta & Bhargavi Pillai
* Jaage Hain - K. S. Chithra, A. R. Rahman & Madras Chorale Group
Listem to them here

My 2 cents:
Just listening to them for the first time. Not that impressed. May be Mani ratnam and A R Rahman gave me lots of hope. They are not catchy. Few songs have touch of Gujarati songs which sounds awesome and different all together. I hope after watching a movie I start liking it.

Listen to the songs and leave a comment.

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Sources : Wikipedia, Music india online

Friday, November 17, 2006

UCLA Student shot with Taser by UCPD officers

An incident late Tuesday night in which a UCLA student was stunned at least four times with a Taser has left the UCLA community questioning whether the university police officers' use of force was an appropriate response to the situation.

Mostafa Tabatabainejad, a UCLA student, was repeatedly stunned with a Taser and then taken into custody when he did not exit the CLICC Lab in Powell Library in a timely manner. Community Service Officers had asked Tabatabainejad to leave after he failed to produce his BruinCard during a random check at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

UCPD Assistant Chief of Police Jeff Young said the checks are a standard procedure in the library after 11 p.m.

"Because of the safety of the students we limit the use after 11 to just students, staff and faculty," Young said.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Physics promises wireless power

The tangle of cables and plugs needed to recharge today's electronic gadgets could soon be a thing of the past.

US researchers have outlined a relatively simple system that could deliver power to devices such as laptop computers or MP3 players without wires.

How Wireless energy could work??

a phenomenon that causes an object to vibrate when energy of a certain frequency is applied.

Instead of using acoustic vibrations, the researcher's exploits the resonance of electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic
radiation includes radio waves, infrared and X-rays.
Typically, systems that use electromagnetic radiation,
such as radio antennas, are not suitable for the efficient transfer of
energy because they scatter energy in all directions, wasting large
amounts of it into free space.
To overcome this problem, the team investigated a
special class of "non-radiative" objects with so-called "long-lived

Hence, a simple copper antenna designed to have
long-lived resonance could transfer energy to a laptop with its own
antenna resonating at the same frequency. The computer would be truly

However, Mr Hay said that transferring the power was only part of the solution. "There are a number of other aspects that need to be
addressed to ensure efficient conversion of power to a form useful to
input to devices." Professor Soljacic will present the work at the American
Institute of Physics Industrial Physics Forum in San Francisco on 14
November. The work was done in collaboration with his colleagues Aristeidis Karalis and John Joannopoulos.

Source : BBC Technology News
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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

List of Best jobs in US - CNN money

1 Software engineer 46.07% $80,427
2 College professor 31.39% $81,491
3 Financial advisor 25.92% $122,462
4 Human resources manager 23.47% $73,731
5 Physician assistant 49.65% $75,117
6 Market research analyst 20.19% $82,317
7 Computer/IT analyst 36.10% $83,427
8 Real estate appraiser 22.78% $66,216
9 Pharmacist 24.57% $91,998
10 Psychologist 19.14% $66,359

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Source : CNN Money