Monday, May 21, 2007

U R Watching..... Kalaignar TV

This was the day I was expecting for although I am not an AIADMK supporter. The divide between the SUN network and DMK party has forced the DMK party to start a new channel called "Kalaingar TV"!!! A channel for every politician??!!! Viako TV, Thol Thiruma TV, Mama TV, Mami TV... list is endless... and its quite possible only in TN... Back to the point. The DMK and the SUN network have fought battles and even masterminded several attacks together. DMK plans... SUN implements. D. Maran was the representative for DMK in the central synonymous to M. Maran. But he is kicked out. The only educated think tank is now out. Kalaingar TV is for sure not going to get even a tithe of the TRP SUN has. What in the earth politicians are thinking?? Audiences watch TV to see the hazzles and leg pullings in politics. No they need entertainment, fun, comedy and most of all the soapy serials. Will Kalaingar write scrips and Stalin, Alagiri, Raja etc etc play cameo??? Will be fun to watch (just like the latest TR's release!!!)
What if the SUN network for some reason forms ally with AIADMK??? A 400 crore media industry can't be fought single handedly by this Kalaignar TV alone. Why dont these politicians think sense?? The entire south-Indian media is with SUN.
TV - sun, k tv, sun news, gemini, teja, surya, e-nadu, sun music etc.
PAPER - Kungumam, Dhinakaran.
FM - S fm, Surian fm (as far as I know).
Ting ting tiding.... Kalaingar TV....
DMK is ruining itself... AIADMK wear your brains out and plug the deal on your side. Its once in politics offer. DMK see you around the next elections.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Ragging Banned.

Ragging has been finally banned and the Supreme Court has given out the necessary orders. Yes, this is a news thats making the headlines for many years now. But whats it, that has made me take a special notice of this news? The Supreme Court has ordered "a criminal charge" on those who indulge in ragging activities. OMG!!! A criminal!!! Yes. God only knows the degree to which this would be enforced. A guy and a girl seen talking normally in a strict college can be expelled on charges of ragging and the culprit is the guy with a criminal charge on them. So is this the POTA kind of act against the college students?? When I read the news I could heard a bell ring in my head. Hereafter the college discipline committee would say "Students if you don't obey the rules you will be charged with ragging offense and you will be a criminal thereafter. So better do what we tell you". Well all this is fine. But whats the future of a student who is a criminal for ragging offense? Colleges don't admit students with criminal charges. Neither Indian not abroad universities accept such grads. You cant apply for a passport nor get your visa stamped. You cant get a job neither in a private concern nor in a government office. Life, in short, is hell for these guys. But there is life as a politician because many criminals are politicians today. Jokes apart, if you are accusing somone for ragging offense please make sure they did it and is a punishable offense otherwise don't add one criminal more by just fooling around. Please distinguish between fun and offense. Don't gift him/her the "criminal" tag for the sake of a revenge or just to show your displeasure.

என்ன கொடுமை sir இது

Indian cricket team was basking in the warm days with money and have heard coins jingling and currency flying all round the year as if BCCI was a perennial source of revenue. But the hard days are on for the game in India now. The toughest thing for man now is to be the part of BCCI. If he is the selector read this as he is dead already. Have a look at the situation of the BCCI now. எப்படி இருன்த டீம் இப்படி ஆயிடிச்செய். Days for them have to be even meaner for the game to improve. Heights of achievement are reached only when man knows what abject poverty is.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Posters - a mess with information.

What are advertisements for? A fundamental question, i know. But the answer is very complex. The most simplest answers we can think of are to inform people of the features in the product, to increase sales volume, to get a place in the mind and heart of the customer so that he buys this brand when he thinks of this product. Competition has gone way too high and creativity is foraying unknown and unexpected levels with the advent of good softwares and good brains. But advertisements have created a negative impact also. People who have money publish ads in TVs during matches, movies and even during teary-soapy tele serials for the TRP ratings. But people who dont have money or who think their ads need to reach the common man go for the cheaper means of ads. POSTERS!!!. They are really messy and need a round of thinking sessions.
Posters are every where. A newly constructed flyover, the compound wall of a house, a tree, a electrical pole, a bus back and even a fencing... Huh is that enough of creativity in finding the places to stick the posters?? Well we need to regulate the places where posters can be put up. All those whose companies posters are struck in "Do not stick posters here" places should be heavily fined. So do we have to do-away-with the posters concept? No need not. We need to construct pretty huge walls in prominent places like the railway station, bus stand, few signals etc where the wall is divided into some 20 or 30 rectangles and each rectangle should be rented for a company or agency who would maintain the walls. Every poster including the movie posters would go there. No other place in the entire city the posters can be stuck. To put up your poster in these places you need to pay. Thus money is generated to the govt., and few people can be employed in the agencies also.
If the cost is high then the posters need to be converted into a phamplet and can be distributed along with news papers. I feel this is far better as the blank side of the phamplet can be used for some rough work by the children or in the grocery stores. As a final step, if not this they can be distributed in the streets as it is already done.
All these makes the city look better. All the welcome sign-posts, written for a politician, on the walls need to be removed. Instead of doing this they can send a postcard to every house saying their party men are coming to the city. Which makes more sense than the graffiti on the walls. They (graffiti) are the shabby face of the society today. Lets keep a city clean as cleanliness sponsors good health.

First Flight...

Just like many of you reading this I too had never experienced a flight journey before. But on May 9th I did break that status. Thanks to Air Deccan for making this possible by triggering a whole new era in the Indian aviation history by venturing into low cost carriers. I travelled from BLR-TVM (Bangalooru to Tiruvananthapuram).
I reached the airport quiet earlier than the check-in time. (Check in time is usually an hour ahead of the flight departure time). I went in and spoke to the Air Deccan counter person who told me to wait as the check-in time was no where near. So I just sat there looking at the airport and answering the Whys and Whats that were running in my head. When the check-in time was announced I jumped on my foot to make my debut journey.
When I showed my online-ticket (e-Ticket), that I got from Yatra, I was given the jerking reply which I had heard of in the recent times. "Your name is not in the passengers list!!!!!". No this should not be happening on my debut. I was pissed off to the core and was wondering what next??? No idea. I had to write a exam the next day at 9 am. I wanted to keep the calm on my face even though there was a heavy undercurrent of anger and questions going on my mind. The lady said please proceed to the counter no 3. I was skeptical about the proceedings. I went there. She said "Please proceed. You are given a ticket". I was relieved. I had to thank CNN-IBN for their operation cobra post which got me this ticket.
The take off was the best of all. You would be pushed back to your seats by inertia and it was very similar to the columbus upward movement. I hate columbus rides. But i liked this b'coz I paid for this. When we encountered clouds the plane would shake heavily. As few Air Deccan flights are external-blades-propelled they are not stable and the clouds are massive structures and are merciless . The plane moves up and down in a jolting fashion and in the high altitude you tend to get ear blockage and even a feeling to puke. My neighbour neatly dressed, with a french, right from the moment the plane took off he had his head spinning and took a few tablets and then was in total anguish with how the plane went.
The purpose for which I went in the plane was not even a bit satisfactorily completed. But I relished every bit of the plane journey. Even for the return I did not have my name in the passengers list. I knew this would happen so I was behind the Yatra people and screwed them how much I could and they sent me another ticket through sms when I was in the flight for the return journey.
Bangalore from the 13000 ft (the air hostess told me the altitude was 13000 ft) is really good. The long well-lit highways and the colorful buildings are really nice to look at. Enjoy every bit of your journey.

1. Check if your seat is available and you are in the passengers list.
2. Sit in a window seat otherwise you would miss a lot of excitement.

1. Do not read when the plane is in the air. You will already feel nauseated and doing this might aggravate that feeling.

P.S: Enjoy the feeling of flying and only in mid air you will realise the power of imagination. The imagination of Wright Brothers. All thanks to them.