Wednesday, February 3, 2010

AR Rahman: From Roja to Grammy Awards

This is insane, God is abundant afresh is what AR Rahman said afterwards accepting his additional Grammy Accolade at Los Angeles. For any Indian music fan who has followed Rahman's career this accolade is annihilation but insane. The Mozart of Madras who started his career with Roja about two decades ago has absolutely appear a continued way. The aftermost 18 months accept been arresting for this man who has pocketed every accessible accolade for scoring the tunes of Slumdog Millionaire.

Buzz up!The aftermost decade in Indian music has belonged to the 44-year-old artist who has won the National Film Awards as abounding as four times. Add to this 13 Filmfare Awards, 12 Filmfare Awards South, 10 IIFA Awards, 8 Star Screen Awards and 6 Zee Cine Awards and the account aloof continues. Rahman who went able with the keyboard at the age of 11 fabricated it to Time magazine's account of 100 'World's Most Influential People. The acclaimed annual additionally listed his affair music for Bombay was as ‘One of the 100 albums to accept afore you die.

Australia's IPL players told to be cautious in India

Australian cricketers accept been brash as a aegis admeasurement not to adventure out of their hotels abandoned or abrasion civic uniforms and Warne.The aforementioned admonition has been accustomed to the Australian hockey aggregation for the World Cup starting on February 28.India's bourgeois Shiv Sena affair had threatened to anticipate the Australian players from arena in Mumbai and Nagpur, both IPL venues, in backfire for the attacks on Indians Down Under.The arch of aegis for the IPL, Bob Nicholls, was quoted as adage in The Age: "The aegis bearings in India is not what we would like it to be, there are concerns, the blackmail akin does abide high.There are apropos about alfresco of the Shiv Sena thing. Shiv Sena is acutely a accurate breadth of affair for the Aussies, but from our perspective, we attending at the aggregation as a whole.And what I can say is that the akin of aegis we are accouterment for the accepted blackmail is greater than if we were implementing aegis action absolutely for the Shiv Sena threat, accordingly we accept the players will be safe.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Islamic tradition

According to Islamic tradition, the history of Mecca goes aback to Abraham who congenital the Kaaba with the advice of his son Ishmael in about 2000 BCE back the citizenry of Mecca had collapsed abroad from monotheism through the access of the Amelkites. The Kaaba was acclimated as a athenaeum for the idols and affiliated gods of Arabia's tribes. Mecca's best important god was Hubal, placed there by the cardinal Quraysh tribe and actual until the 7th aeon AD.

Ptolemy may accept alleged the burghal "Macoraba", admitting this identification is controversial. In the 5th century, the Quraysh took ascendancy of Mecca, and became accomplished merchants and traders. In the 6th aeon they abutting the advantageous aroma barter as well, back battles in added genitalia of the apple were causing barter routes to alter from the alarming sea routes to the almost added defended overland routes. The Byzantine Empire had ahead controlled the Red Sea, but piracy had been on the increase. Another antecedent route, that from the Persian Gulf via the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, was additionally actuality threatened by corruption from the Sassanid Empire, as able-bodied as actuality disrupted by the Lakhmids, the Ghassanids, and the Roman–Persian Wars. Mecca's bulge as a trading centermost surpassed the cities of Petra and Palmyra.

By the average of the 6th century, there were three above settlements in arctic Arabia, all forth the south-western bank that borders the Red Sea, in a accouter arena amid the sea and the abounding arid to the east. This area, accepted as the Hejaz, featured three settlements developed about oases, breadth baptize was available. In the centermost of the Hejaz was Yathrib, after renamed Medina. 250 mi (400 km) south of Yathrib was the abundance burghal Ta’if, north-west of which lay Mecca. Although the breadth about Mecca was absolutely barren, Mecca was the wealthiest of the three settlements with abounding baptize via the Zamzam Able-bodied and a position at the capital of above band routes.

The acrid altitude of the Arabian peninsula meant a near-constant accompaniment of battle amid the bounded tribes, but already a year they would acknowledge a accord and assemble aloft Mecca in an anniversary pilgrimage. This adventure was advised for religious reasons, to pay admiration to the shrine, and to alcohol from the Zamzam Well. However, it was additionally the time anniversary year that disputes would be arbitrated, debts would be resolved, and trading would action at Meccan fairs. These anniversary contest gave the tribes a faculty of accepted character and fabricated Mecca an important focus for the peninsula.

Camel caravans, said by Muslims to accept aboriginal been acclimated by Muhammad's great-grandfather, were a above allotment of Mecca's economy. Alliances were addled amid the merchants in Mecca and the bounded drifting tribes, who would accompany appurtenances - leather, livestock, and metals mined in the bounded mountains - to Mecca to be loaded on the caravans and agitated to cities in Syria and Iraq. Islamic attitude claims that appurtenances from added continents additionally flowed through Mecca. Supposedly[citation needed appurtenances from Africa and the Far East anesthetized through on avenue to Syria including spices, leather, medicine, cloth, and slaves; in acknowledgment Mecca accustomed money, weapons, cereals and wine, which in about-face were broadcast throughout Arabia. The Meccans active treaties with both the Byzantines and the Bedouins, and adjourned safe access for caravans giving them baptize and affirmation rights. Mecca became the centermost of a apart amalgamation of applicant tribes[citation needed], including the tribes of the Banu Tamim. Added bounded admiral such as the Abyssinian, Ghassan, and Lakhm were in abatement abrogation Meccan barter to be the primary bounden force in Arabia in the backward 6th century.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Indian farmer cricket captain

Mohammad Azharuddin, above Indian candid aggregation captain and Congress applicant for Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad Lok Sabha seat, said today that his adamantine assignment would accord him an bend over added contestants.

"During the aftermost one ages or so we formed actual adamantine and I am assured the voters in Moradabad will recognise our efforts and abutment us," Azharuddin, who is authoritative his political debut, told reporters in Moradabad.

Asked if an "outsider" would be admired by Moradabad voters, Azharuddin, who belongs to Hyderabad, said: "I am an Indian and actuality the aborigine of this country one can go anywhere in India to challenge the elections. So there is no catechism about me actuality an outsider."

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

By well-liked vote, the most batsman in the world nowadays, Sachin Tendulkar has the cricketing world at his feet. The adulation he commands world over is unsurpassed, maybe since the days of Don Bradman, to whom of course he has been compared, by no less than the great man himself. at the same time as he may not end with a Test career average of 99.94, there is little reservation that based on his vigorous style of batsmanship and his insatiable appetite for runs and big scores, he is the most complete batsman since Vivian Richards. In many ways though he has surpassed even that outstanding West Indian batsman.
When Tendulkar is on cry, there is no more royal sight in the cricketing world. The audience at the stadium are on their feet cheering while all over the world, TV audiences are glued to the screen. He has scored heavily on all kinds of wickets the world over, in conditions which lesser

Monday, March 16, 2009


The latest rumor that Salman Khan has refused to do a Rajshri productions' film has upset the Barjatyas. They are miffed with the news report that Salman Khan has rejected their offer to do a film with them because he was not given a lead role.

Rubbishing the news report, Rajjat Barjatya, brother of Sooraj Barjatya and one of the directors of Rajshri Productions says that their relationship with Salman Khan is as good as it used to be during Sooraj's directorial debut, Maine Pyar Kiya. He said, "It's completely baseless and untrue that Salman has refused to work with us. We still share a wonderful relationship with him and we value it a lot. I call such piece of news a figment of a creative mind."

Asked why Salman and Barjatya's haven't come together after Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, he says, "If we have a script for Salman, we will definitely sign him for the film. If he hasn't appeared in our films, it doesn't mean that we don't share good relations."

Earlier there were news reports which suggested that Sooraj Barjatya met Salman Khan and narrated the story of his film but Salman Khan refused to do it when he realized that it was not a lead role. According to the reports, Barjatya didn't want to offer the lead role to Salman because the lead character was supposed to be younger and Sallu didn't quite fit that look.