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As always.. this year too… the Advertisement War started at Ranganathan Street, T.Nagar, Chennai. Saravana Stores is hosting 4 models, when Jayachandran textiles fighting with 2 single movie heroines. Chennai silks went ahead with Radhika Sararth kumar, when Kumaran, Nalli and pothys too fighting for their share with personalities.

This year too SriDelvi textiles of Coimbatore is giving a tough fight with some great dance ad. :). So… for every AADI THALLUPADI (end of season sale in Tamil) Sale, these above said names, end with same format/type of ads.

For them, an ad for the AADI sale is
1. Minimum 2 Pretty girls on the frame and
2. Interesting song and dance with rich colors.

Will share few videos soon. Still searching for the current ones.

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Karnataka Tamil Makkal Iyyakkam has organized a human chain protest in Bangalore on Sunday, June 7 in order to mobilize the public support to the rehabilitation of the displace Tamils, to demand the international community to investigate war crimes and to condemn the genocide of Tamils by the facist Sri Lankan state.
The rally starts at 10.00 am from East Railway Station Playground via Sindhi Colony, Wheelers Road, Kamarajar Road and concludes at Cubbon Road Signal.

The firebrand speaker and ardent Eelam Tamil supporter, the Tamilian Director Seeman will be the chief guest of the event. The rally will be inaugurated by the Director of SICHRAM, Thiru. Mathew Philips and presided by the President of KTMI, C. Rajan.



Please Support for this Cause.

Thanks.

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Live from the School.
Indira Gandhi International Academy was started in 1990 IGIA is an non-profit educational and residential institution exclusively for Sri Lankan refugee children. Currently major portion of the funds are provided by Bright Society, their parent NGO.

Lunch from Monday to Saturday is provided by ISKCON (http://www.iskcon.com/). Provisions for Breakfast and Dinner is in part provided by local philanthropists. Teachers Salaries and Non Teaching Staff salaries are provided by Bright Society. Investment on Student’s studying outside of school such as University students is in part provided by philanthropists from Canada and UK.

THATS NOT SUFFICIENT. THEY DESERVE MORE. CAN YOU HELP?
Reach out to me at 9945516333 / peeveeads@gmail.com.

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Friday 22 May 2009 will be remembered by the Tamil Diaspora community as the day when all non-Buddhist Sinhalese lost all their rights to live as equal citizens in Sri Lanka.

The day of mourning is worldwide, with Tamils in all parts of the world mourning the loss of life, land and dignity of the Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka.

Kindly support this Cause.
tamil eelam

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Watch this News…. and you will Understand, How Srilankan Government and Indian Media are trying to cheat the people of World. The objective of SLA is to divert the attention of International Bodies from Civilians being killed by SLA just by spreading this FALSE Prabhakaran’s death news.

If you don’t understand TAMIL, here is the Jist.
The body shown is not prabhakaran’s cos of the following reasons.
1. He doesn’t have big eyebrows, but the dead body has two big.
2. Prabhakaran is already 54 and the dead body looks like 40 years, with soft clean shaven skin.
2. If his body was taken from water only yesterday morning, how can they do a DNA test in 3 hrs, which generally takes 3-4 days
3. Day 1 SLA said, they killed the Tamil leader, when he was fleeing in an ambulance, but now, they are taken this body from deep waters.

Anyways…. He will show BACK that he is ALIVE.

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For me, 2008 was not just 366 days, its 366 days of Fun and Travel. Here you go with the chronological update of what i did in 2008 on the Travel/Photography Front. This blog post may be useful for fellow shutterbugs to plan trips and other bloggers can understand what all one can do in one year time. I started off the year with a model shoot in Jan and ended at the same note this Jan as well.

January 2008:
5 – Shoot with Suruchi at the Cubbon Park.
7 – The first BWS shoot of the year, at Chitradurga, capturing the Fort and the Windmills.
12 – Misty morning at the Airport Perimeter road.
13 – Seen a Coorgi wedding at Ponnampet, Coorg with Sow, Akshath and Surendar.
14,15 – Documented the Sankaranthi, Karnataka edition at Moodbail village in Udupi, the home of Aki.
18 – Happy Birthday (I’m saying this like a school kid)
19 – Capturing the running horses at Bangalore Turf Club with Greesh.
20 – Scrap market with the gang, incidentally the last BWS shoot for Ayan.
26 – Republic day holidays at Chickmagalur, celebrated independently. Visited Belur/Halebeedu as well.

February 2008:
2 – HAL Market
2 – Participated at an exhibition with the fishing boy picture at PCA, Ahmedabad.
3 – Shining Silver beach at Cuddalore with Gautham and Divya, after visiting Thiruvandipuram temple.
9 – Early morning at Lalbagh with a breakfast at MTR.
10 – Train to Tyekal
16- City Market.
22- 3 hrs of trekking and freezing breeze at Skandagiri.
23 – Shivajinagar walk with WhichMainsWhatCross
26 – Hennur Dumpyard with Vivek and Selva.

March 2008:
2 – Russel Market
8 – Shankara Foundation on the kanakapura road, shooting kids learning kalaripayattu.
15 – Ever interesting Pottery town
22/23 – “HOLI”days at Pattadakkal, Badami and Aihole, with flying frames.

April 2008:
5/6 – Kodaikanal and Poompaarai village with Prem and gang.
13 – Gandhi Bazzaar.
21 – Whole night Karaga festival with redbull.
27 – My Third Hoysala temple visit to somnathpur after Belur/Halebeedu.

May 2008:
1 – The first ever studio shoot, at the aspect professionals studio, meeting deepika for the first time.
3/4 – Pattukottai, Tanjore and Trichy, a heavy visit to Mahendra’s place.
10/11 – Weavers at Kanchipuram and wedding at Vellore.
17 – Oficial visit to Kochi and Islands.
24 – Team outing to BR Hills, with a stay in the forest. Spotted a leopard.

June 2008:
1 – 440kms of biking to Shettihalli and Shravanabelagola.
3 – BWS shoot at the MG road, looking for pictures for environmental day on June 5.
5 – Street side, exhibit for the environmental day, at the Cubbon Park. Thanks to Jahn.Sneha.Murali.
8 – 2 days of Buddhism at Bylakuppe with shivu, greesh, raghu and subash.
18 – Official vist to Dubai, with 3 days of fun at the desert of the brick and steel.
21 – Ulsoor lake and the nomads.
28 – Shanthi Nagar Cemetery and the Slums of Shanthi Nagar.
29 – The Powerful Bangalore Pride.

July 2008:
5 – Nomads of Dasarahalli.
6 – Walking on the streets of Vivek Nagar slums.
12 – The Dogshow at Bangalore, opposite to the Garuda Mall.
20 – Mysore kite festival and the devaraj Urs Market, with a mid night shoot at the Bengali Association (Feluda play rehearsals)
26 – Back to Kodai.

August 2008:
3 – Walking on the Streets of Ulssor with Dr.Vivek.
6-16 – Thar Journal, covering Pushkar, Ajmer, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Jaipur.
25 – Petrol stolen at the CM Road from my bike, which made to the cover page of Bangalore Mirror.
28 – A brief shoot at the Infy Electronic City Campus.
31 – Morning model shoot at Ulssor Slums with Sneha and visited Frames of Mind 2008 at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan.

September 2008:
3 – Biking to Thalankuppam, 20kms north of Madras.
6 – Back at the SOM Campus for Alumni day, the Milan 2008.
26-28 – Repromen Offset printers presented the Thar Journal, a photography exhibition.

October 2008:
2 – The WIDE frame shoot at the Cantilever Bridge, KR Puram.
5 – A raining shoot for Association for People with Disability at the Sankey Tank.
4 – Roaming around the UB City.
9-14 – the Second largest Dasara celebs at Kulasekarapattinam, also covering Manapadu, Tuticorin and Thirunelveli.
18 – One more Lalbagh/MTR Combo, this time, only for chit chatting.
24 – Trinity Church and Lakshmi’s sis wedding.
25 – Explored the Vidhan Soudha zone.

November 2008:
2 – Ooty, Coonoor and Avalanche with a stay at Lovedale.
15 – After a long break, back at Avenue Road.
16 – Apsara Theatre with Deepika.
22 – Tabebuia shoot at Cubbons.
22/23 – Taan Saints shoot at the Cauvery Theatre and IIMB campus.
29 – Off to Kolkata.

December 2008:
1-7 – Kolkata.Kaasi and Dhanbad.
20 – BWS shoot, capturing 3 churches on the eve of Christmas.
25-28 – Chennai, Kanchipuram and the Kaasimedu fishermen hamlet, 3 movies, 400kms of biking.

January 2009:
4 – A model shoot again to start this year, Kris being the model at Brigades.
10.11 – Hoysala trails, coveing 4 temples and a 500kms of bike ride.

Hmm.. so.. i have done somuch of travel and spent a lot of money, time and energy in 2008, which made me relook at this year.

Thanks fellow shutterbugs. Thanks Friends.
Thanks mom.dad.sis. and colleagues.
Thanks Dilip for sponsoring the exhibit.
Thanks one and all, who contributed even a bit for making my 2008, a great YEAR. As always, hoping and eagerly looking for “THE BEST” in 2009 as well.

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I just finished reading this historical Tamil novel, dated back to 1960’s written by Kalki R Krishnamuthy, one of the pioneer novelists in TamilNadu.

This is the first novel of this magnitude, i have ever read, though i had access to small novels by sujatha and other novelists in Tamil. Kalki is just awesome and the way he explains a scene, in fact every scene is just awesome. I wonder anyone had done that in the past or even, any one can do in the future. The way Kalki mixed the hostorical characters in his own style with the learnings he had through books, is just fantastic.

The story line of Parthiban Kanavu is way back to 7th Century AD, when Chola Kings were under the control of Pallava Kings of ancient TamilNadu. Parthiban, a Chola King, dreams to have an Independent Chola kingdom and the story ends when Vikraman, son of Parthiban, makes it happen. Thanks Mercy for lending me a copy.

Now.. its Sivagamiyin Sabadham… in the queue. Happy Reading.

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Hmm…
Born in a marathi family in Karnataka, Shivajirao Gaekwad, a bus conductor once, is ruling the South Indian Cinema Industry for more than 2 decades, with more than 1 Crore Fans.

He has received honours such as Raj Kapoor Award (2007) from the Government of Maharastra, Padma Bhushan (2000) from Government of India, Kalaichelvam Award (1995) from the Nadigar Sangam, Oshobismit Award (1995) for Spirituality from Rajinish Ashram, MGR Award (1989) and Kalaimamani Award (1984) from the Government of Tamilnadu.

He won the Best Actor award, given by the Government of Tamil Nadu for his role in the film Chandramukhi(2005). And, has been selected as best movie entertainer in India for the year 2007 by NDTV.

His name is Rajinikanth… and here is the collection of Rajinikanth FUNNY Facts. Nothing is MINE, ALL CTRL+C, CTRL+V. My faves are marked BOLD

1. Rajnikanth makes onions cry
2. Ghosts are actually caused by Rajnikanth killing people faster than Death can process them.
3. Rajnikanth can build a snowman….. out of rain.
4. Rajnikanth can strangle you with a cordless phone.
5. Rajnikanth can drown a fish.
6. When Rajnikanth enters a room, he doesn’t turn the lights on, he turns the dark off.
7. When Rajnikanth looks in a mirror the mirror shatters, because not even glass is stupid enough to get in between Rajnikanth and Rajnikanth.
8. Brett Favre can throw a football over 50 yards. Rajnikanth can throw Brett Favre even further.
9. The last digit of pi is Rajnikanth. He is the end of all things.
10. Rajnikanth does not know where you live, but he knows where you will die.
11. Bullets dodge Rajnikanth.
12. A Handicap parking sign does not signify that this spot is for handicapped people. It is actually in fact a warning, that the spot belongs to Rajnikanth and that you will be handicapped if you park there.
13. Rajnikanth’ calendar goes straight from March 31st to April 2nd, no one fools Rajnikanth.
14. If you spell Rajnikanth wrong on Google it doesn’t say, Did you mean Rajnikanth? It simply replies, “Run while you still have the chance”
15. Rajnikanth can do a wheelie on a unicycle.

16. Once a cobra bit Rajnikanth’ leg. After five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died.
17. When Rajnikanth gives you the finger, he’s telling you how many seconds you have left to live.
18. Rajnikanth can kill two stones with one bird.
19. Rajnikanth was once on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and was the first to spin. The next 29 minutes of the show consisted of everyone standing around awkwardly, waiting for the wheel to stop.
20. Leading hand sanitizers claim they can kill 99.9 percent of germs. Rajnikanth can kill 100 percent of whatever he wants. There is no such thing as global warming. Rajnikanth was cold, so he turned the sun up.
21. Rajnikanth can set ants on fire with a magnifying glass. At night.
22. Rajnikanth has a deep and abiding respect for human life; unless it gets in his way.
23. It takes Rajnikanth 20 minutes to watch 60 Minutes.
24. Rajnikanth once shot down a German fighter plane with his finger, by yelling, “Bang!”
25. In an average living room there are 1,242 objects Rajnikanth could use to kill you, including the room itself.
26. Behind every successful man, there is a woman. Behind every dead man, there is Rajnikanth.
27. Rajnikanth destroyed the periodic table, because Rajnikanth only recognizes the element of surprise.
28. Rajnikanth got his drivers license at the age of 16 Seconds.
29. With the rising cost of gasoline, Rajnikanth is beginning to worry about his drinking habit.
30. The square root of Rajnikanth is pain. Do not try to square Rajnikanthh, the result is death.
31. When you say “no one’s perfect”, Rajnikanth takes this as a personal insult.
32. There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Rajnikanth has allowed to live.
33. Outer space exists because it’s afraid to be on the same planet with Rajnikanth.
34. Rajnikanth counted to infinity – twice.
35. When Rajnikanth does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.
36. Rajnikanth is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head.
37. Rajnikanth doesn’t wear a watch; HE decides what time it is.
38. Rajnikanth gave Mona Lisa that smile.
39. Rajnikanth can slam a revolving door.
40. There are no races, only countries of people Rajnikanth has beaten to different shades of black and blue.
41. Rajnikanth’s house has no doors, only walls that he walks through.
42. Rajnikanth can divide by zero.
43. Newton’s Third Law is wrong: Although it states that for each action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, there is no force equal in reaction to a Rajnikanth turnaround kick.
44. When taking the GRE, write “Rajnikanth” for every answer. You will score over 1600.
45. Rajnikanth has 12 moons. One of those moons is the Earth.
46. Rajnikanth grinds his coffee with his teeth and boils the water with his own rage.
47. Archeologists unearthed an old English dictionary dating back to the year 1236. It defined “victim” as “one who has encountered Rajnikanth”
48. If you Google search “Rajnikanth getting kicked” you will generate zero results. It just doesn’t happen.
49. Rajnikanth can drink an entire gallon of milk in thirty-seven seconds.
50. Rajnikanth doesn’t bowl strikes, he just knocks down one pin and the other nine faint.
51. Bermuda Triangle used to be the Bermuda Square, until Rajnikanth kicked one of the corners off.
52. There are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Rajnikanth lives in Chennai.
53. Rajnikanth once ate an entire bottle of sleeping pills. They made him blink.
54. James Cameron wanted Rajnikanth to play the Terminator. However, upon reflection, he realized that would have turned his movie into a documentary, so he went with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
55. Thousands of years ago Rajnikanth came across a bear. It was so terrified that it fled north into the arctic. It was also so terrified that all of its decedents now have white hair.

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