Thursday, May 22, 2008

The syllable “MM” and Mom

I was searching the net for something and I came across saying the word mother in different languages. I have given the list below. I have also inferred something from the words. Let us check the list first…

  • Hindi Maa, Maji
  • English Mom, Mummy, Mother
  • German Mutter
  • Urdu Ammee
  • French Mere, Maman
  • Italian Madre, Mamma
  • Portuguese Mãe
  • Albanian Mëmë
  • Belarusan Matka
  • Serbian Majka
  • Dutch Moeder; Moer
  • Estonian Ema
  • Frisian Emo, Emä
  • Greek Màna
  • Hawaiian Makuahine
  • Afrikaans Moeder, Ma
  • Arabic Ahm, Um
  • Bosnian/ Bulgarian Majka
  • Croatian Mati, Majka
  • Danish Mor
  • Judeo/Spanish Madre
  • Latin Mater
  • Macedonian Majka
  • Norwegian Madre
  • Persian Madr, Maman
  • Polish Matka, Mama
  • Punjabi Mai, Mataji
  • Romanian Mama, Maica
  • Russian Mat’
  • Serbian Majka
  • Slovak Mama, Matka
  • Spanish Madre, Mami
  • Swedish Mamma, Mor, Morsa
  • Swiss/German Mueter
  • Ukrainian Mati
  • Urdu Ammee
  • Welsh Mam
  • Yiddish Muter
  • Tamil Amma
  • Malayalam Ammey
  • Telugu Amma

As you can see, all the words related to mother has a syllable in common. “m” or “mm” is the syllable.

I feel there is some deep relation with the word mother and the syllable.

In Arabic, The term used to refer society is “umma(th)” . It comes from the root word “um” which means Mother. Denoting that Mother is the root for any society. Universal Truth.

Hinduism have a spiritual word which is used for meditation. It goes like “om”. Hindu philosophers say that it is the beginning and end of everything. Even today, in many meditating classes, they use the sound of deep pronunciation of “omm” .

I feel there exists a strong bond between the syllable “mm” and the universe. Those who has knowledge about it can clear it.

Thanks in Advance…

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

we own the night

From Writer/Director James Gray comes We Own the Night, a tale of a family spread amongst the darker and brighter aspects of Brooklyn city life. The film stars Academy Award nominees Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg and winner, Robert Duvall.Shot in 80's film style concentrating on eerie elements and subdued cinematography, the film reminds viewers of past films The Departed, Goodfellas, and The Warriors surprisingly but loses a lot of steam in areas.
We own the night is for sure not original in its screenplay. The bad boy who becomes good in loyalty towards his family, the tough guy who decides to kill the evil he was making a living on to save his family. Even though he's never been a dealer, still, he's somehow mixed with all the drug issues going on in the club he works at. The man who turns out to have a conscience that leads him to pick up a side between the good and the evil.I'm not sure you can blame a movie for that single reason, at least not nowadays. There are way too many movies coming out to judge one only by its storyline. Then what makes the difference is the acting part; the ability of the actors to get into the character, to make the character become alive, alive as a character : not an actor playing a role but a role played by an actor. That's where the truth lies...and I'm afraid this is something that everyone forgets because the acting is of very poor quality most of the time. It is certainly the director that is to blame but the actor, what is the actor doing if he doesn't try hard to get into the character himself?
Joaquin Phoenix is very good at it. Very good. I recommend this movie to anyone who wants a change, who wants to see actors playing the characters of an non flawed screenplay.

Monday, May 19, 2008

A cricketing disaster - Corridors of Uncertainty: World Cup 2007 and Beyond book review

Months after its farcical completion in near-darkness, the 2007 Cricket World Cup is now a case study: one on administrative self-destruction driven by greed, the far-reaching impact of a failed world-event and the future of the tournament itself. Bo ria Majumdar’s Corridors of Uncertainty: World Cup 2007 and Beyond examines the aftermath of the World Cup. Released at a time when better days have doused passions, the book utilises the tournament to unearth world cricket’s pressing issues.The World Cup, he explains, wasn’t merely a cricketing disaster; it affected lives, defeated purposes and dented economies. The angst of the average West Indian-Calypso singers rendered voiceless with instruments banned, members of Pickwick Club forced to relocate from Kensington Oval and online ticket booking for a region with little access to the Internet finds its rightful place. The ICC’s biggest failure was its apathy towards the local Caribbean culture, which turned the sporting event into a soulless exercise.Each page has been constructed with a historian’s romance with West Indian cricket and an academician’s appetite for numbers to substantiate. A full-blown account of a failure unprecedented in the history of the game has an academic and a curiously perverse appeal. Majumdar takes his time before bringing India’s exit into his study (barring the trite usage of a ‘billion expectations’). The World Cup reaffirmed that the two sub-continental nations (India and Pakistan) were largely responsible for advertising, tourism and other sources of revenue.India and Pakistan aren’t just nations that command a passionate following, with financial muscle; but nations shaping the future of the game. Majumdar’s book will have an academic appeal, and will find its place in the cricket fanatic for whom West Indian cricket is a symbol of simpler times in the sport. The pace might bog the reader down, since the author packs in too much too many times; but the effort that’s gone into it will find its way to the reader.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Friends at Broken bridge

Me and my friends we went to beasant nagar beach one of the beautiful spots in chennai . We four of us went in two bikes . It was a great day it was one of friend birthday , His name is rizi the right most guy in the picture he gave us treat we went into marybrown and ate lots n lots there and all the bill was ofcourse to be paid by the birthday baby not baby . While coming in the bike one of us met with accident we usually drive crazy and sometime it ends up very funny . And so one of us riaz he fell down and he had a great injury in his hand you can see that in his hand fore arm the guy in the middle is riaz and so we took him to hospital and he had 10 stitches . But also we didn stop the plan we came here went and ate nicely and came here . Broken bridge is one of the place where most people doesnt know only some guys and girls of teens and in 20 's come here its such a place . The place is so quiet with water on both side that is the back waters of the ocean and the bridge is very old and its broken so we cant cross the bridge . Many movie shooting take place here . So beautiful we took some superb pictures here . Some beautiful sunset and i captured it good i think . The day was great had great fun but it was a painfull day for riaz ha ha . I only took this picture all these 3 from left Krishna , Riaz and Rizwan are my best friends . We all three like to go to London frequently . Well we became close friends in London only . Don't this London is that big great city ha ha its a cafe shop near our house we always be there with our other friend and always keep chatting smoking sometimes ha ha and keep laughing teasing each other and always laughing .

Saturday, May 17, 2008

My school - SBOA

This is my school sboa one of the best schools here in chennai for me its the best school in the whole world its a heaven . We had loads and loads of fun there . The SBOA School & Junior College, is one of the first school campuses for the SBIOA Education Trust, run by the State Bank of India Officers Association. The school has facilities to educate students from L.K.G to Standard 12. It offered both Matriculation and Central Board syllabus until 1994 and now houses Central Board alone. The Matriculation and Higher Secondary board section has been made into the SBOA Matriculation and Higher Secondary School.The school has an acceptable infrastructure, for a school. There is one Main Building for students of class 6-12. There is another building for classes 1-6, which is the largest block of the school.One problem is that two buildings right next to each other are of two different designs. There is one Rotunda like structure for kindergarten children which is air-conditioned. Not all classrooms have Plasma Tvs. The school has an open air theatre and an indoor auditorium (Indira Gandhi Auditorium).The school also boasts a basketball court(open air) and a soccer ground (non-grass).The school has had a steady growth in the past 21 years and now has a strength of 8620 students and 300 teachers.It is affliated to the Central Board Of Secondary Education,New Delhi and prepares the students for the All India Secondary and Senior Secondary Examinations.The school is managed by the SBIOA Educational Trust.The school has held a record of securing 100% pass percentage in both the 10 th and 12 th exams for the past 21 years.SBOA School gives equal emphasis on academics and personality development. The students have access to a wide range of activities in clubs.Activities throughout the year are organized under the four houses named after the major kingdoms in Tamil history. Students are placed in one of the four houses, with the teachers to guide them. Hence, the staff members of each house play a major role in organising various inter house competitions.Besides, a very good academic record SBOA school has also maintained a very good record in sports. There are several students of the school who have represented Chennai city in state level basketball tournaments.The school has won national Sports awards in basketball, volleyball, cricket, kabadi and athletics. I am so proud to be out of this school . Where ever i tell anyone my school name i can see some respect . Its such a name . SBOA it totally rocks .

Friday, May 16, 2008

Anna Nagar - My place

Anna Nagar is one of the famous place in chennai . I stayed in anna nagar for more than 15 years . I had my school there so me and my parents we stayed near the school . Anna Nagar is one of the expensive residential localities in the metropolitan city of Chennai, India. It is one of the fastest developing parts of the city. In addition to being a popular residential area, Anna Nagar has become a busy commercial and educational center, a mini city within this large metropolitan area.One of the main attractions in Anna Nagar is the Anna Tower. The Anna tower was built for the World Trade Fair. The large arch in the southern part of Anna Nagar was built in the 1980s, when the area still had areas of undeveloped land.Anna Nagar is a relatively newly developed part of the city. It lies on the banks of the river Cooum. The economic activities in Ambattur and the Ambattur Industrial Estate which are close to Anna Nagar have been responsible for the rapid development of the area. Anna Nagar is mostly a posh residential area with good schools and a large populace with high net worth. The real estate market in Anna Nagar has been sky-rocketing with an increase in land value doubling every half-year in the middle of the 2000 decade.Fitness buffs come to tower park, which is serene and beautiful, to walk, jog, do yoga and socialise. A wide range of commercial establishments exists making it almost a self sufficient locality for residents. However, many of the older, established luxury hotels are outside the Anna Nagar area.Anna Nagar, primarily a residential locality has recently become commercialised rapidly. 1st Avenue, 2nd Avenue, and 3rd Avenue are heavily commercialised with many major and international brands having their outlets here. More recently Shanti Colony has been witnessing similar trends since the above-said places are saturated.The locality does experiences fewer traffic delays owing to the broad roads and traffic signals at major intersections. Driving through Anna Nagar can be scenic with the broad roads and shady avenue trees. Bounded by Poonamalee High Road and Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, the locality is well connected to the rest of the city. The Chennai Central is about 8 km from Anna Nagar while the airport is about 12 km to the south. Anna Nagar is very close to the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT) thereby making it one of the most well connected places in the city. And when we were kids in school they used to take to this anna tower park its fun being a kid and playing in a park wow i wish to be a kid again ha ha .

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Beasant nagar - beach

This is another beach in Chennai . Its one of the most famous beach a very clean and beautiful beach . Besant Nagar is one of Chennai's most elite neighbourhoods, named after the famous lady theosophist Annie Besant, and adjoins the Theosophical Society. The Theosophical Society HeadQuarters located here, is famed for its Banyan trees and serene settings.Besant Nagar is primarily a residential neighbourhood comprising of mainly posh dwellings, but also comprises a few slum colonies, mostly belonging to the fishermen toiling the seas near Besant Nagar Beach. It is also home to a number of eminent personalities residing in the area. Originally a quiet residential area, the popularity of the nearby Elliot's Beach, has led to a steady increase in commercial activities.Educational Facilities are also very good in this area,good schools such as St.Johns English School and Junior College are situated in this area.
The road leading from Malar Hospitals to Besant Nagar is quite busy and is shady due to trees planted on either side. Apart from the usually crowded and extremely vibrant Elliot's beach, It is also home to many popular places of worship - The Varasiddhi Vinayaka temple, Ashtalakshmi Kovil, Arupadai Murugan Kovil, Ratnagirishwarar Kovil and the Velankanni Church.
The area also boasts a wide variety of eat-outs like Eden, Cascade, Lotus Pond, Subway, Vishranthi, Planet Yumm, Fruit Shop on Greams Road, Tharavad, Dhabba Express, Barista, Khaana Khazaana and Kumarakom that reflect the growing multiculturalism of the neighbourhood. Some residents have counted up to 50 restaurants/eateries in the neighbourhood between Mahatma Gandhi Road and V Avenue. Nearby localities include Adyar and Thiruvanmiyur.
This picture is me and my friends we always go here its one of our favorite hang outs here . We play a lot here and enjoy to the core . During the evening time the place becomes very crowded and during new year eve this place is a great place full of crackers a very huge crowd enjoying and welcoming the new year.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Gone baby gone

I loved this movie. That's really all there is to say. But since I must review all movies I see, I must give this a nice comprehensive review as well.I love the fact that the first few minutes of the movie were spent just giving you a look at Boston, leaving you with one question. Why would anyone want to live there if it's as it's portrayed? That is what really made this movie effective for me. You are witnessing the extreme underbelly of America, you'd never want to live where these characters are living. I really don't know if the movie really captures how Boston really is, having never been there but I'm going to give Affleck the benefit of the doubt, considering I know he grew up in Boston. So I'm assuming Ben knew what he was doing. And the Boston background of this movie is really what clinched it for was very effective in setting the mood. Casey Affleck deserves every award coming to him. His skills as an actor are only getting better.He was fantastic as Patrick Kenzie the private investigator investigating the kidnapping of little Amanda McCready. He showed amazing heart and passion. Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman, along with the ever-amazing Michelle Monaghan headed a huge supporting cast that helped further portray the issues and controversy behind the law when children are involved.Based on a book written by Dennis Lehane (of Mystic River fame), this film will bring out a lot of emotions, from anger at every person who didn't pay attention to these disappearing kids, to sadness and empathy for Patrick as he uncovers what happens to these unfortunate children and why.Watch it i am sure you will enjoy it .

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Crescent engineering college

After school we all go to the colleges and there are lots of colleges here . But the Crescent engineering college is one of the best college here . B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College is located in Vandalur, a suburban area of Chennai, India. The college located on G.S.T Road, which is part of the Indian national highway system. It is situated right next to Vandalur Zoo and is spread over acres of greenary along the GST road.Crescent Engineering college was established as a private self-financed engineering college in 1984. Crescent is amongst the top 3 private self-financed engineering colleges in Chennai.Currently it is affiliated to Anna University. It offers 4 year engineering courses to students, who have completed 12 Std (Plus 2) and 3 year courses for students who have a 3 Year Technical Diploma and a SSLC certificate (Lateral Entry Students).The college campus has 2 Basket Ball courts, 2 Volley Ball courts, 4 Tennis Courts, 2 field Hockey grounds, 1 Soccer ground and 2 Cricket grounds. All the grounds are huge. There are also Table Tennis (Ping Pong) tables within the college. The college also has a splendid auditorium, modern buildings, laboratories and a cafeteria to support its students and staff. It also offers student housing/hostel facilities within the campus.The academic year in Crescent Engineering College is usually similar to other colleges in the same university. The academic term for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students begins during June-July timeframe. The specific date is announced adhoc at the end of the previous term. Since Admissions to Engineering colleges are completed only in July, 1st year students start around August-September.
The engineering course is divided into 8 semesters. The odd semesters start from June-July and end in October/November. The even semesters begin in December and end in April/May. Students typically get anything between 1 week to 3 weeks vacation between semesters.
Typically students finish the course in 4 years. However, as per Anna University policy they have a maximum of 7 years to finish the B.E course. I am going to end my college life here . i have lots of sweet memories here in this awesome college.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Marina beach

There will be no one who doenst know about this great beach in the southern part of India . I go to this place every week because i like goin there .The Marina Beach is a beach situated along a 12 km shoreline in the city of Chennai, India along the Bay of Bengal, part of the Indian Ocean. Unlike the short, rocky formations that make up the Juhu Beach in Mumbai on the west coast of India, the Marina is primarily sandy.Although many locals claim the Marina to be the world's longest (or second longest) beach, there exist in fact several longer beaches, including Praia do Cassino in Brazil (which is actually the longest beach in the world stretching up to 240 km), Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, Padre Island on the US Gulf Coast, Ninety Mile Beach in Australia and Ninety Mile Beach, New Zealand. A similar beach exists in Dubai, UAE. However, unlike the other beaches, it is an urban beach similar to the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. The width of the beach at the most widest stretch is 437 meters long.
Visiting Marina beach is a tourist spot. People come for the beach side shops, many samadhis, morning walk, jog, lovers spot, kids take bath or wet their feet, get fresh (salty) air etc. Parallel to Marina beach is the beach road that's reasonably wide and has lots of Status. There is an auqarium on the on Marina.

While you are sitting on the beach sand, smart merchants (young and old) try to sell you chat food., a tsunami caused by an earthquake struck the shores of Chennai at around 8:30 AM. The entire coastline of Chennai, including Marina beach, was affected. Sea waters engulfed the entire Marina beach, whose width is quite large. Morning joggers, children playing cricket were among those affected. The worst hit was the fishing community settled nearby the beaches. In all, the tsunami left behind 206 dead[2] in Chennai and caused destruction to the properties of the people in the city. While recovery has been difficult, the fishing community has been hard at work rebuilding their treasured coastline to boost their morale and make the area attractive to vacationers. It was held that since it was a Sunday morning, casualties were actually lesser, given the fact that people throng the beach on evenings. We go there every week mostly saturday morning and play . One of the lovely places here in India .

Monday, May 5, 2008

My city - Chennai

This is the city i am living . Chennai one of the best hot city here in south india . But the picture was took just before it started to rain so it looks like its always so cool but its not . This place in the picture is the central railway station in chennai . chennai is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.The city was established in the 17th century by the British, who developed it into a major urban centre and naval base. By the 20th century, it had become an important administrative centre, as the capital of the Madras Presidency.Chennai's economy has a broad industrial base in the automobile, technology, hardware manufacturing, and healthcare industries. The city is home to much of India's automobile industry and is the country's second-largest exporter of information technology (IT) and information-technology-enabled services (ITES), behind BangaloreThe city is served by an international airport and two major ports; it is connected to the rest of the country by five national highways and two railway terminals. Thirty-five countries have consulates in Chennai.
Chennai hosts a large cultural event, the annual Madras Music Season, which includes performances by hundreds of artists. The city has a vibrant theatre scene and is an important centre for the Bharatanatyam, a classical dance form. The Tamil film industry, known as Kollywood, is based in the city; the soundtracks of the movies dominate its music scene. Chennai is known for its sport venues and hosts an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) event, the Chennai Open. The city faces problems of water shortages, traffic congestion and air pollution. The state and local governments have undertaken initiatives such as the Veeranam project, Rainwater harvesting and the construction of mini-flyovers to address some of these problems.
I have been living here since when i was born so i know all the places here and i love living here many more happy moments are to be had by me here ha ha .

Friday, May 2, 2008

My lovely state

This is the lovely place that i am living in India . The southernmost part of the country is tamil nadu and i have been living here for many many many years with my family . My grand parent great grandparents and great great grandparents also lived here only . It lies on the eastern coast of the southern Indian Peninsula bordered by Puducherry (Pondicherry), Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Tamil Nadu is bound by the Eastern Ghats in the north, the Nilgiri, the Annamalai Hills, and Palakkad on the west, Bay of Bengal in the east, Gulf of Mannar, Palk Strait in the south east and Indian Ocean in the south. It is the eleventh largest state in India by size and the sixth most populous state.

Tamil Nadu is the homeland of the Tamils and has existed since prehistoric times. The culture and artwork of this region are considered to be some of the oldest in the world. It is home to one of the world's classical languages, Tamil. The language has been documented as being around for at least 5,000 years in written form, but was spoken long before that. Tamil Nadu also has one of the oldest culinary heritages in the world.

Tamil Nadu is the epicentre of Dravidian politics in India, which are dominated by the DMK and AIADMK parties. It is one of the foremost states in the country in terms of overall development. One of the most industrialised and urbanised states in India, it is home to many natural resources, rare flora and fauna, cool hill stations, grand Hindu temples of Dravidian architecture, beach resorts, multi-religious pilgrimage sites and three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I am so proud to be living here .

Thursday, May 1, 2008

My lovely country

Yeah this is the country i am living and i love it like anything . I am really very much proud to be an Indian . India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world.[12] Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, India has a coastline of 7,517 kilometers (4,671 mi).[13] It borders Pakistan to the west;[14] China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Bangladesh and Burma to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Indonesia.

Home to the Indus Valley Civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history.[15] Four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated here, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam arrived in the first millennium CE and shaped the region's diverse culture. Gradually annexed by the British East India Company from the early eighteenth century and colonised by the United Kingdom from the mid-nineteenth century, India became a modern nation state in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by widespread nonviolent resistance.

India is the world's twelfth largest economy at market exchange rates and the third largest in purchasing power. Economic reforms have transformed it into the second fastest growing large economy;[16] however, it still suffers from high levels of poverty,[17] illiteracy, malnutrition and environmental degradation. A pluralistic, multilingual, and multiethnic society, India is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats. I will surely do some good things for my country .