Sunday, September 28, 2008

What is God?

A famous cardiac surgeon, Dr. Devi Shetty of Narayana Hrudayala, Bangalore, answers this billion dollar question in Sunday Times of India, Bangalore Edition.

Dr. Shetty is not only a wonderful human being and a brilliant cardiac surgeon; he also has both his legs firmly grounded and doesn't seem to get carried away with his name & fame. We need more such tribes amongst us today to remind us all that howsoever big & famous one may be, there is somebody or something above us all, which controls everything including our destiny.

Please go to the following link to read his take on God.

நினைத்ததை முடிப்பவன்

தலைவா!!! கடந்த பத்தாண்டுகளாக ஐஸ்வர்யா ராயுடன் நடிக்க வேண்டுமென்ற உங்கள் ஆசையை ஷங்கரின் எந்திரன் மூலம் நிறைவேற்றி கொண்டீர்கள் இப்போது.

ஆனால் கடந்த பன்னிரண்டு ஆண்டுகளாக உங்களை பொது வாழ்க்கைக்கு அழைத்துக்கொண்டிருக்கும் கோடானு கோடி ரசிகர்களின் ஆசையை நீங்கள் நிறைவேற்றுவது எப்போது?

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

APOLOGY from Jaundice Vikatan

Shameless Lier of a magazine called Jaundice Vikatan (JV) has APOLOGISED to AIADMK Chief, former CM & present Opposition Leader of TN Assembly, J.Jayalaitha, for its previous issue's untruthful & cunning news about her & Sasikala. This lousy mag. received a lawyer's notice DEMANDING APOLOGY from JJ threatening to file a defamtion case against the mag. and its Editors & Publishers for a damage of Rs. 10 crore a few days back.

Upon seeing the legal notice, the so-called "investigative" magazine is giving a lame excuse now for its mistake in portraying JJ's authority in a not-so-good manner in its previous issue.

Readers of this blog would recall that in the Survey On JV's Unethical Journalism, there was a specific query as to Why these Yellow Journos are afraid to write anything about political leaders with answer options as fear of (1) Acid Attack, (2) Being Burnt Alive and (3) Auto Rickshaw coming home. Its a open secret that all know who holds the copyright (?) for the first & last options in TN. So, its NOT a co-incidence that immediately upon receiving legal notice, JV has APOLOGISED to JJ in its very next issue. So much for these magazines credibility, journalistic ethics & professionalism.

Even though JV has expressed it as a regret, I, as a Rajini fan, would like to call it as AN APOLOGY, APOLOGY & APOLOGY only.

Here is the actual APOLOGY statement by Jaundice Vikatan.

ஒரு செய்தி... ஒரு வருத்தம்!

கடந்த 10.9.08-ம் தேதியிட்ட ஜூ.வி. இதழ் கவர் ஸ்டோரியில் இடம்பெற்ற தகவல்களை முற்றிலுமாக மறுத்து, அ.தி.மு.க-வின் பொதுச் செயலாளரும் முன்னாள் முதல்வருமான செல்வி ஜெயலலிதா சார்பாக அவருடைய வழக்கறிஞர் நவநீதகிருஷ்ணன் நோட்டிஸ் அனுப்பியுள்ளார். 'குறிப்பிட்ட அந்தச் செய்தி, வரிக்கு வரி உண்மைக்குப் புறம்பானது... உள்நோக்கத்தோடு வெளியிடப்பட்டுள்ளது' என்பதோடு, 'அ.தி.மு.க-வின் பொதுச் செயலாளர் பதவி என்பது முழுக்க முழுக்க ஜனநாயக முறைப்படி கட்சிக்காக வகுத்துள்ள விதிமுறைகளின்படியே நிரப்பப்படுகிறது. அதன் தேர்தல் நடைமுறையில் யாராலும் தலையிட்டு தவறான ஆதிக்கம் செலுத்த இயலாது' என்றும் வழக்கறிஞர் கூறியுள்ளார்.

அரசியல் வட்டாரத்தில் பேசப்பட்ட தகவல்களை அடிப்படையாகக் கொண்டே, அந்தச் செய்தியை நாம் வெளியிட்டோம். மற்றபடி, ஜூ.வி. ஒருபோதும் நடுநிலை தவறாது என்பதையும் யார் தூண்டுதலுக்கும் ஆளாகாது என்பதையும் இந்த தருணத்தில் மீண்டும் உறுதிபடுத்த விரும்புகிறோம். குறிப்பிட்ட அந்தச் செய்தி, யாருடைய நற்பெயருக்கும் களங்கம் விளைவிக்க வேண்டும் என்ற உள்நோக்கத்துடன் பிரசுரிக்கப்படவில்லை என்பதையும் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறோம்.

இருப்பினும், குறிப்பிட்ட அந்தச் செய்தியால் செல்வி ஜெயலலிதா மற்றும் அவரைச் சார்ந்தவர்களின் மனம் புண்பட்டிருப்பதாக அறிகிறோம். இதுகுறித்து, எங்கள் வருத்தத்தைத் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறோம்.

- ஆசிரியர்
( நன்றி: ஜூவி )

Shame On You - Jaundice Vikatan.

Shame On You - JV Readers (for still subscribing to this Yellow Journal)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

"YENDHIRAN, The Robot" - Highlights

Thalaivar's Shankar-directed Robot has been recently renamed in Tamil as "Yendhiran - The Robot". Following are rumoured to be Yendhiran's highlights.

1. First Tamil movie which is being made for the International Market
2. First Tamil movie to be shot in Peru & Brazil (song sequences)
3. Second movie (after Jeans) to be allowed to be shot in Hollywood
4. Costliest Indian movie ever to be produced (Rumoured to be upwards of Rs. 150 crores)
5. Being produced in Tamil (Yendhiran), Telugu, Hindi & English (Robot). Will also be dubbed into Japanese & Chinese
6. RAJINI WON'T HAVE FACIAL HAIRS (I'm eagerly looking forward to see Yendhiran's promo stills)
7. For Rajini fans, Yendhiran may not look like a typical Rajini film
8. About 50% of the technicians are from Hollywood
9. Mary E Vogt, who designed terrific scientific outfits for Men IN Black (MIB), Batman Returns, Inspector Gadget etc., is to design Yendhiran's outfits
10. Yuen Woo Ping, who handled stunts for Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Matrix and Kill Bill, will be working for Yendhiran
11. Stan Winston Studio (USA), who did animatronics for Predator, Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbour, Iron Man, Terminator and I-Robot, is to do the same for Yendhiran
12. VFX work is being handled by famous Hollywood studios like ILM, Tippet and Café EFX as also Hongkong companies like Centro and Menford. Visual Effects and Animatronics Co-Ordination to be done by Indian Artiste.
13. Yendhiran is likely to start its first shooting schedule from 8th September, 2008, and be in production for around to 2 to 2.5 years. (Does it mean we can't see Thalaivar's new avatar till at least Diwali, 2010?)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Survey Message is Loud & Clear - UNSUBSCRIBE

Here is the Graphical Results of "Survey On Unethical JV" as Pie-charts. Please go through the same by clicking each image.



The Survey, in no uncertain terms, URGES ONE & ALL TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM JV/AV Group of Magazines. That is the ONLY way to teach those morons a Lesson.

Hope ALL Rajini Fans are listening to the Survey Message which is LOUD AND CLEAR.

I request all Rajini fans to carry these results of "Survey on Unethical JV" in their blog and send it to all their friends so that the "UNSUBSCRIBE" message goes out to the maximum people.

Monday, September 1, 2008

JV's Unethical Journalism - Survey Results

Once again, I Thank all the participants of this survey.

Following Take-aways can be established from this Survey:

JV/AV/MoronTV - These media group people are



(iii) FEARFUL OF POLITICIANS but report false news against Rajini without fear
(since they know that Rajini won't even rebut them - leave alone retaliate) and

(iv) TO BE TOTALLY BOYCOTTED by Rajini fans & other fair-minded citizens (due to the above reasons).

There were a total of 826 responses to "JV's Unethical Journalism - A Survey".

Now on to the individual Survey responses/results (Number of responses to each option is given within brackets):

1. Why JV is portraying Rajini's clarification as "apology" to Karnatka?

Invoke Rajini's name & increase its circulation - 61% (502)
Create enmity & hatred against rajini in TN in order to tarnish his public image - 30% (251)
To show its loyalty to its "Moronic" masters - 9% (73)

2. By such false reporting, JV's image has

Started falling - 32% (265)
Reached rock-bottom - 31% (257)
Alwyas an Yellow Magazine - 37% (304)

3. Recent attack by JV/AV on Rajini is due to

Opportunism to arrest the slide in their circulation - 56% (461)
To help "Moronic" masters for their long-term nefarious desings - 26% (217)
Vengence against Rajini for not giving any interview to them - 18% (148)

4. Who is smart in using Rajini's name without his permission to increase circulation & profit?

Jaundice Vikatan (JV) - 64% (530)
AndaPulugu Vikatan - 18% (148)
Moron TV - 18% (148)

5. Why JV/AV is FEARFUL of taking on politicians?

Being burnt alive - 48% (392) (Is Dinakaran episode still fresh in people's memory?)
Auto-rickshw attack - 28% (233)
Acid attack - 24% (201)

6. Does JV/AV Group have any journalistic ethics or morality?

Had it till its founder-owners controlled it - 43% (358)
Never had - 29% (236)
No - 28% (232)

7. Are they (JV/AV) capable of practicing ethical journalism?

No - 48% (402)
Present "Moron" masters will NOT allow - 27% (220)
Yellow Journos can't practice ethical journalism - 25% (204)

8. Why public perceive the "present" JV/AV group as Yellow Magazines?

Personal attacks on celebrities like Rajini to gain circulation & to avenge personal grudges - 48% (396)
Since they are practicing unethical/immoral ways - 37% (306)
Vested interests are controlling their editorial independence - 15% (124)

9. How come still this JV/AV group enjoy some good-will from the public?

Due to their past under founder-owners - 55% (451)
People don't care - 30% (254)
People don't know the behind-the-scenes shenanigans - 15% (121)

10. Best way for Rajini fans & others to retaliate against these morons

Boycott JV/AV Group of Publications (incl. their TV serials) - 47% (333+57)
Additionally, also Boycott Moron TV Group - 53% (436)