Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Watch Best Viral Videos

A Video will be called as "Viral Video" if it becomes popular by the internet sharing activities, such as social media sharing (e.g Facebook, Twitter), email and video sharing sites (e.g youtube)

I am planning to keep this post to list the best viral videos. Share your suggestions to make it as best place to find good viral videos.

Find below some of the best Viral Videos. I am planning to update this list frequently. So bookmark this page and visit again.

Flying Lion: Buffalo Launches Predator Into The Air

THIS lion was flipped five metres into the air by a buffalo in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. The buffalo bull was conducting a daring rescue mission in a bid to save his friend from certain death.

Heroic Cat Saves Child From Dog Attack

PSY's Gangnam Style

Kicked in the head by a train

Man catches Baby Falling from Balcony of Second Floor in China - CCTV Footage Video

CCTV footage has captured the dramatic moment a baby was caught by a passerby after falling two storeys from a building in China.

Cutest and most fluffiest Dog EVER !

Charlie bit my finger - again !

'I Quit' Dance for doing Job Resignation

A Pep Talk from Kid President

Motivational Vido - How Bad Do You Want It? (Success)

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful.

Famous Nursery Rhymes

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Narendra Modi Swearing-in Ceremony Video on YouTube

India's National Television Channel Doordarshan did live telecast of the Swearing-in-Ceremony of Narendra Modi as the 15th Prime Minister of India. We can watch this completed live youtube video here.

The Union Council of Ministers were also taken oath on the occasion which was presided over by President Pranab Mukherjee.

This event  in the Rashtrapati Bhavan started at around 6.00 P.M IST. Watch this Video to see the highlights of this oath taking ceremony.

Around 4,000 guests, including Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other South Asian leaders,  attended this  oath ceremony.

This is the first time that the heads of states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) have been invited for the oath ceremony of an Indian Prime Minister.

Apart from Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom are also attending the event.

Image Credit: MEA India

Anil Ambani, Sunil Mittal, Prashant Ruia, Gautam Adani, Pawan Munjal and AM Naik will be among the 4,000 people expected to attend the grand celebrations.

Tamil Film Actor Superstar Rajinikanth has decided to skip Narendra Modi's swearing in as Prime Minister.

More than 10,000 personnel are deployed for giving security for the Rashtrapati Bhavan during this swearing-in ceremony.

All invited foreign leaders with Indian leaders at the Swearing-in Ceremony of PM Narendra Modi

Portfolios of the Union Council of Ministers

Prime Minister

1. Shri Narendra Modi Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space
All important policy issues
and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister

Cabinet Ministers

1. Shri Raj Nath Singh Home Affairs
2. Smt. Sushma Swaraj External Affairs
Overseas Indian Affairs
3. Shri Arun Jaitley Finance
Corporate Affairs
4. Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu Urban Development
Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
Parliamentary Affairs
5. Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari Road Transport and Highways
6. Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda Railways
7. Sushri Uma Bharati Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
8. Dr. Najma A. Heptulla Minority Affairs
9. Shri Gopinathrao Munde Rural Development
Panchayati Raj
Drinking Water and Sanitation
10. Shri Ramvilas Paswan Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
11. Shri Kalraj Mishra Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
12. Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Women and Child Development
13. Shri Ananthkumar Chemicals and Fertilizers
14. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Communications and Information Technology
Law and Justice
15. Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati Civil Aviation
16. Shri Anant Geete Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
17. Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal Food Processing Industries
18. Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Mines
Labour and Employment
19. Shri Jual Oram Tribal Affairs
20. Shri Radha Mohan Singh Agriculture
21. Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot Social Justice and Empowerment
22. Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani Human Resource Development
23. Dr. Harsh Vardhan Health and Family Welfare

Ministers of State

1 General V.K. Singh Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge)
External Affairs
Overseas Indian Affairs
2 Shri Inderjit Singh Rao Planning (Independent Charge)
Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge)
3 Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Textiles (Independent Charge)
Parliamentary Affairs
Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
4 Shri Shripad Yesso Naik Culture (Independent Charge)
Tourism (Independent Charge)
5 Shri Dharmendra Pradhan Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge)
6 Shri Sarbananda Sonowal Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge)
7 Shri Prakash Javadekar Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge)
Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge)
Parliamentary Affairs
8 Shri Piyush Goyal Power (Independent Charge)
Coal (Independent Charge)
New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge)
9 Dr. Jitendra Singh Science and Technology (Independent Charge)
Earth Sciences (Independent Charge)
Prime Minister Office
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Atomic Energy
Department of Space
10 Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge)
Corporate Affairs
11 Shri G.M. Siddeshwara Civil Aviation
12 Shri Manoj Sinha Railways
13 Shri Nihalchand Chemicals and Fertilizers
14 Shri Upendra Kushwaha Rural Development
Panchayati Raj
Drinking Water and Sanitation
15 Shri Radhakrishnan P Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
16 Shri Kiren Rijiju Home Affairs
17 Shri Krishan Pal Road Transport and Highways
18 Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan Agriculture
Food Processing Industries
19 Shri Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava Tribal Affairs
20 Shri Raosaheb Dadarao Danve Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
21 Shri Vishnu Deo Sai Mines
Labour and Employment
22 Shri Sudarshan Bhagat Social Justice and Empowerment


First Official Message from The Prime Minister Narendra Modi

My dear fellow Indians and citizens of the world,
A very warm welcome to the official website of the Prime Minister of India.
On 16th May 2014 the people of India gave their verdict. They delivered a mandate for development, good governance and stability. As we devote ourselves to take India’s development journey to newer heights, we seek your support, blessings and active participation. Together we will script a glorious future for India. Let us together dream of a strong, developed and inclusive India that actively engages with the global community to strengthen the cause of world peace and development.
I envision this website as a very important medium of direct communication between us. I am a firm believer in the power of technology and social media to communicate with people across the world. I hope this platform creates opportunities to listen, learn and share one’s views.
Through this website you will also get all the latest information about my speeches, schedules, foreign visits and lot more. I will also keep informing you about innovative initiatives undertaken by the Government of India.
Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage to the father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on assuming charge at South Block
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FFmpeg Tool for converting OGV file format into WMV file format.

FFmpeg is a very powerful Media Tool for converting  audio/video files of different file formats into our required format. It supports lot of file formats and supports various options while making conversion. FFmpeg is Free Tool. Basically it is linux based tool. Anyway, it is available for windows also.

Today I needed to convert a video file in .ogv format into .avi format for creating a video for our youtube channel. I decided to use FFmpeg tool for doing this conversion. So, I downloaded windows version of FFmepg from here

And, from command line I executed below command as suggested by various ffmpeg related websites.

 ffmpeg -i original.ogv -sameq  converted.avi

But it showed below error message.

Option 'sameq' was removed. If you are looking for an option to preserve the quality (which is not what -sameq was for), use -qscale 0 or an equivalent quality factor option.

As per the suggestion message, I tried as below.

ffmpeg -i original.ogv -qscale 0 converted.avi

It successfully created the .avi file. But video quality is not good when running from ffplay, and I couldn't import this file into windows movie maker tool.

So, I decided to create .wmv file instead of .avi file. And, therefore I executed below command.

ffmpeg -i original.ogv -qscale 0 converted.wmv

 The wmv file was created successfully. And, the video quality was better than avi format, and I could successfully import this video into windows movie maker.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tamil Nadu SSLC (10th Standard) 2014 Exam Results declared. 19 Students got State First Rank by scoring 499 Marks

Directorate of Government Examination (DGE) in Tamilnadu has declared 2014 SSLC Exam Results today (Friday, 23rd May 2014).

Overall Pass Percentage is 90.7 % (Boys - 88%; Girls - 93.6%). Around 10,38,876 students appeared for the SSLC exam which was conducted in March-April 2014 in Tamilnadu.

19 Students got State First Rank in this SSLC exam by scoring 499 marks out of 500 Marks. Among these 19 Students 18 are Girls. Mahesh from Pattukotai, is the only boy in the list of State First Rank holders.

 Students can see the results / marks by giving their registration number and Date of birth (in dd/mm/yyyy format) in any of the below websites. (Mobile Compatible)

And, Students can get the SSLC exam result as SMS by sending a message to the mobile no 09282232585 in the format, TNBOARD [space] [registration no], [DOB in DD/MM/YYYY format]

Customers of BSNL can  get the SSLC result  by sending SMS to 53576 SSLC [space] Registration Number. There is no charge for sending this SMS. But Rs. 3 will be charged when receiving the Results / Marks SMS.

10 students in the State First Rank list, are from Dharmapuri District. And, no one from the state capital Chennai.

And, the state first student Bahira Banu  has studied in Government School, Pathamadai in Nellai District.

Find below the complete list of State First students.

  • Akshaya, Sri Vijay Vidyalaya, Dharmapuri
  • Krithika, Sri Vijay Vidyalaya, Dharmapuri
  • Maivizhi, Sri Vijay Vidyalaya, Dharmapuri
  • Sandya, Sri Vijay Vidyalaya, Dharmapuri
  • Revathi Aparna,Sri Vijay Vidyalaya, Dharmapuri
  • Deepti ,Sri Vijay Vidyalaya, Dharmapuri
  • Sri Vandana ,Sri Vijay Vidyalaya, Dharmapuri
  • Kavya, Sri Vijay Vidyalaya, Dharmapuri
  • Deepti, Senthil Matriculation School, Dharmapuri
  • Kayalvizhi, Senthil Matriculation School, Dharmapuri
  • Varshini, Darapuram, Tiruppur
  • Bahira Banu, Government School, pathamadai, Cheranmadevi
  • Suprita,Tenkasi
  • Srirathnamani, Virudunagar
  • Mahesh, Pattukotai
  • Krithika, Kallakurichi
  • Sandhya, Tuticorin
  • Sanjana, Mellur Madurai
  • Sheron, Satthur

125 students got state 2nd Rank in the 10th standard Exam by scoring 498 Marks. And, 321 students got 3rd Rank by getting 497 Marks.

Find below the Subject-wise Centum details (i-e 100/100)

Mathematics - 18,682 Students Scored 100 out of 100
Science - 69,560 Students Scored 100 out of 100
Social Science - 26,554 Students Scored 100 out of 100
Tamil - 255 Students Got 100 out of 100.
English - 677 students got 100 out of 100.

And, find below the District-Wise pass percentage Statistics.

1) Erode - 97.88 % pass
2) Kanyakumari - 97.78 % pass
3) Namakkal - 97.58 % Pass

Virudhunagar - 96.55 % Pass
Chennai - 93.42 % pass
Madurai - 93.33 % pass

Toppers of Languages other than Tamil:

Three students who did not take Tamil as first language scored 500 out of 500 Marks.

- Hema Varsini G. from Velammal Matriculation School, Chennai. (French)
- Durga Devi, TVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School Madurai. (Sanskrit)
- Vijayamurthy S.V. from GRG Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore. (French)

Students can apply for their mark sheets through their schools. Private candidates can get their mark sheets at  their examination centres on Friday. Results for private candidates will not be published online.

Students can apply for re-totalling of their papers online from May 26 to May 31. The cost for the retotalling ranges from Rs 205 to Rs 305 according to the subjects.

Those who failed in this exam can apply for the  supplementary examinations which will be held  in the last week of June. Students can register for the examinations through their schools and private candidates through examination centres. The registration must be done between May 26 and 31. The examination will cost Rs. 125 and registration fee Rs. 50.

About SSLC Exam:

SSLC stands for Secondary School Leaving Certificate. Indian education system consists of five years of primary schooling and then another five years of secondary schooling. SSLC certificate will be issued at the end of the secondary schooling if the student pass the the exam conducted by the Board of Examination.
SSLC certificate will be useful for joining industrial training and Polytechnic colleges.  And, SSLC certificate was previously (i-e when registration of Birth was not mandatory in India)  used as proof for the Date of Birth while applying for passports in India.

SSLC Exam is also known as 10th Standard Exam, or Class X Exam.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Google is rolling out Panda 4.0 update

Search Engine Google is rolling out major Panda 4.0 update starting from May 20th.

Mostly this update will be a multi-day  roll-out. i-e It will take few days to become fully effective.

Google's Web Spam Team Head Matt Cutts made this announcement in Twitter by sending below tweet.

Read my previous article, if you are not aware of what is panda update.

From the version naming, we can understand that the Panda 4.0 is a major update. Mostly it will be both an algorithmic update and a data refresh.

Are you seeing any major change in your Analytics reports? What kind of changes you are seeing? Share your observations through the comments.

And, Google has released a new algorithm update to their Payday Loan Algorithm.
This algorithm specifically targets "very spammy queries" and is unrelated to the Panda or Penguin algorithms.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Highlights of Reddit Interview (IAmA) of Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman.

A.R. Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist.

A. R. Rahman
He did the music for Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, and his latest soundtrack is for Million Dollar Arm.

Among his awards are two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South

A. R Rahman answered for the questions asked by the users of Reddit website on May 20th, 2014 in IAmA thread.

He started the Reddit IAmA discussion by saying ella pughazhum iraivanukke. (i-e "All Glory to God" in Tamil language).

Read below some interesting answers of A. R Rahman.

Question:What does A. R. Rahman listen to everyday?

A.R Rahman Answer:Good question. I mostly listen to classical music. Because I think it is very refreshing, classical music always has tonality and depth and you get refreshed listening to it. So much not pop. Maybe in the car when I travel, I listen to pop music on the radio.

Question:  Did you anticipate Jai Ho's success at all?

A.R Rahman Answer: No! Haha. Not at all. I think sometimes you just do stuff, honestly, and the rest is taken care of I guess. But we did really really work hard to make it to the schedule and the pressure to finish it all so quickly. So we didn't think about all this.

Question: Do you have special time of the day when you feel more creative? And/or a certain place?

Answer: Actually, in the starting years, I used to work a lot at night. The first 10-15 years. Then once the traveling started, 16 hours of travel, 10 hours of travel, mostly it depends on my jet lag and my body clock. Mostly in my studio, where that is, I go in alone and kind of meditate and do something.

Question: who was your inspiration for getting into this business?

Answer: My father. I think my father was such an ideal to me, and I had to live up to his legacy. Not only as a musician but as a human being and he had so much respect from people. When he passed away, that was a very high thing to keep up with.

Question: in your opinion, what is your best work since Roja?

Answer: I don't have any opinions at all. You work very hard on soundtracks and sometimes it falls into place and the whole team is excited and it is a great thing, sometimes it's okay, but we put the same amount of passion in every movie. I am not in the judging mode yet, I am just carrying on my journey.

Question: What do you think it will take to release the score (background music) to an Indian movie? With the exception of a few of your Indian releases (most notably, Bose), soundtracks are largely just the original songs composed for the movie. Do you think this is an issue of a lack of audience, and economic issue, or just laziness on the part of music labels?

Answer: The reason for that was at least until the last decade was piracy. If they released that, they would use it without crediting on TV serials and many other things. But right now, the way we produce soundtracks is high quality and very expensive, so I think it could all be released and we are trying to do our best to release as many soundtracks as possible in the future.

Question: You've composed a number of songs with a heavy Indian classical base. Do you have a favorite raga that you tend to favor or do compose to fit the situation?

Answer: I normally compose the situation. And there are amazing amounts of ragas, very few people master the way to make it as melodic as possible for a particular situation. Because now of the whole generation change and how most of the movies are catered to the youth audience, it's becoming more difficult to even attempt doing the more unusual ragas. This is one of the reasons I started my own movie company for the future, we want to be as close, doing more music-oriented things, going to the depths of music in a very entertaining way.

Question: Why do you repeat first two words in most of your hits? (Ex: Urvashi Urvashi, Chaiyya Chaiyya etc?) What is the name of this type of pattern called if any?

Answer: In some of the songs I do that because we all have a child within us, and it evokes that. And some of the songs are lyrical and they don't need that thing, but when you want a peppy song, if you do a search, most of the songs have it repeated again and again, until it gets really annoying.

Question: Could you tell us what your digital setup in Panchathan used to be? what was the complete signal chain? What Microphone, mic pres, converters, Mixer, DAW and Outboard gear did you use to engineer those records?

Answer: the very beginning of my career, Roja, was done on a Frostex 16 track with an 18 channel mixer. And then for Boys, I used a Euphonix recorder, System 5 with ProTools hardware. And right now, we are using Manley compression with Logic and ProTools HDX.

Question: What is your process when you go about creating a new film score? Also, who are some artists that you look up to and have learned from?

Answer: My process of creating a song is actually multiple things. If I am writing for a movie, it depends on the character and what kind of background it is set, and what they are are wishing to convey, I want to take an approach that is exciting. And some of the artist, I am actually working with a lot of exciting artists. Some of the collaborations are confidential, and some of them I have already done on Million Dollar Arm, I worked with a lot the upcoming new talent from America. In India, I still keep looking up to Lata Mangeshkar, and there are just so many. And sometimes you feel so humbled when you look at the world of great artists.

Question: Would ever work with Pharrell Williams? That would possibly be the best thing in the world!

Answer:We got very close to working for Million Dollar Arm, but I think what happened is Pharrell was doing his promotions for the pre-Oscar thing and the director preferred more rappers than musician-like fellows. So unfortunately even though we had a great meeting, and I tweeted the picture too, we are mutual admirers and we played together with Hans Zimmer a few years back. But maybe someday.

Question: Are you a vanilla or chocolate ice cream fan?

Answer: Ha ha! Actually I am not a fan of chocolate. Somebody taught me that we have acidity, and because of my unusual sleeping hours I get more acidity, and vanilla kind of heals it immediately. It's a strange coincidence. So it kind of heals the acidic when you have strange working hours and sleeping hours. So vanilla.

Question: How do you create more magic with ManiRatnam vs others? There is some criticism that you rehash / copy your old tunes.. would you be happy to help understand? Do you still have people threaten you for the "Bombay" movie music ?

Answer: Mani Ratnam is my mentor. When I work with him, it is beyond money, so we try to communicate in another plane totally. And it's unfortunate that some of his movies don't do well, but he is creative a genius and I respect him a lot.

I re-use some of the songs. In the west, it is a natural habit, because most of the songs are done in another time. I am proud of my work, and sometimes I re-use it.

No. Nandri!

Question: What's your typical day like? Do you draw most of your inspiration from within your studio? Also, what's your favorite food?

Answer: I think the more I live my life, I feel so blessed to be in music and not in anything else, because if you work, and the work is pleasure, and you are giving pleasure to the listeners, and that is the inspiration that we are in something good. And so how do you make it greater is only the challenge, how do you fight the fatigue and complacency and those kind of things. And inspiration comes from, initially when you write, you are challenged to write for a scene or a song, but it becomes a larger perspective where I do projects which have a kind of undertone of trying to say what i am saying in a scene. Right now i am just enjoying my life doing work in Hollywood and back in India, taking it easy. My favorite? I think after 40, food becomes like a burden. I am not into the spiciest food I used to have before, I've toned it down a lot. I have sometimes vegetarian, sometimes fish, sometimes home-cooked food.

Question: How do you feel about the fact that the respective movie industries(Bollywood, Tollywood, etc) seem to be the default source of music in our country? There aren't many successful pop artists who create albums anymore. Do you see this trend returning?

Answer: It's already returning in a way, actually, in different forms. For Coke studio, people are creating things that bridge cultures and make musicians perform their own songs. The trend is already changing, and songs from Coke studio and some of the MTV programs are becoming very popular. So that's a good sign. I am sure that it is going to go further.

Question: Are there any western musicals pieces that have shaped your musical talent?

Answer: Interestingly, yes, but strangely when I started my movie soundtracks, what it taught me was to put my passion and perfection in things, and i would say I was really awestruck by Freddy Mercury, Queen, Peter Gabriel, Michael Jackson, and the classical masters like Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, those were all great influences. All these things, in a way, they shaped my musicality. And Hindustani music, singles, and Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.

Question: Who would you consider your most promising up and coming artist from India that most people haven't heard of?

Answer: Oh there are SO many people. India is just buzzing with amazing, amazing talent. I am working with a guy called Hriday Gattani, we worked with the Nooran sisters, and they are amazing, and then another guy from Tamil Nadu, Adi. Most of them are in the soundtrack for i. They will release it all very soon.

Question: What do people close to you call you? Any nicknames?

Answer: I don't like any nicknames. People just call me A.R. My mom calls me Rahman. My wife calls me A.R. So it depends, I guess.

Question: What do you think the reception of Kochadaiiyaan will be like worldwide? Do you have a certain genre you prefer to score (romance, comedy, action etc)?

Answer: Well, that's an interesting question. Since I've been there from the beginning of the process, I think it's a good idea to have the character and animation thing. Though the budgets of this is not 1/10 of what Hollywood spends, I still feel it has a lot of good things that people are going to enjoy, amazingly. I think (mostly because of the high expectations of music) I naturally tend towards more music-dominated movies, so people get more bang for the buck, so I take it as a a platform to challenge myself most of the time. So for me it's all about love songs, and dances, it's entertainment. But in the west I am also doing some interesting movies, which you guys will know very soon.

Question: Do you have any memorable moments while working on Slumdog Millionaire?

Answer: Yes. There are so many actually. It was all under pressure, good and bad. The good moments, I had a holiday when I was working on Slumdog, when I was working all my family was there, I would work 9-5 and then evenings would be going out to the park, so it was more like a holiday scoring for me. And the bad memories were actually mixing the soundtrack, my sound engineer passed away at the end after giving the masters, he had a heart attack. So that was a bad experience.

Question: If you could redo the score to any classic film, which film would it be and why?

Answer: No plans like that! But it may happen, you may never know. I respect people's work a lot, so I feel people would get offended if somebody else started tampering with their work. So I will refrain.

Question: which headphones do you prefer currently?

Answer: Right now I am using AKG headphones which have been given to me by Harmon kindly. And JBL headphones.

Question: do you think your productions have been more influenced by South Indian culture, or North Indian culture? Or Both?

Answer: For me I don't have a border for anything. I create India as a whole being, a whole entity. I think that's why, the lines keep blurring for me always. If the music is interesting, I think people don't even mind it, it's something exciting for them to listen to. Music has to stand on its own merit, not whether it is North or South. Many things have surprised me, i was fearing back in the day when a Hindi audience would do when I did a Malayalam chant. I think that sometimes music surpasses all the borders, people feel the language that it's giving.

Question: What do you wish you knew when you started your career?

Answer:When I started my career, I was under no ambition to succeed as a composer. I thought I would do one movie and disappear. I did not think I had enough to sustain for so many years as a composer. But I think life is all about evolving oneself and growing and evoking and discovering, and that is what I have discovered over the course of life.

Question: What was it like working with actors like SRK? wad there a bond after the movie?

Answer:No, I usually never meet the actors, since I stay in South India and I only met them during the music release, but he really loved the music and expressed the music. Mostly I don't get to see the actors or anything, except in very rare situations, except in rare situations like Amil producing Lagaan, when I got to go to Chennai and work on the music.

Question: Could you describe what was it like in the early 90s when you started composing a few jingles for advertisement companies and eventually, Roja?

Answer:I think that's the most fascinating time, when you discover things which are so new to you but most the exciting time of your life. I would say it is almost like first love.

Question: Tell us the most interesting titbit of a song, that we haven't heard anywhere before, of a song you produced!

Answer: There are many stories like this. Actually most of the song ideas come so instantly you don't even think twice, are the best songs. The ones you try hard it always shows, and sometimes these - in the car I will have an idea, come back to the studio and flesh it out, or on a flight i will go in a catering area and sing on the phone secretly so not to wake everybody up, sometimes when I am walking that happens. Ideas keep coming at vague times actually. And it's become so handy to have a phone that has everything in it. It's much easier to be spontaneously capturing things, unlike before when you had to have a huge tape cassette recorder.

Question: What makes you produce excellence after excellence persistently?

Answer: I think that's the only form I can do. You cannot do less, because people have placed such amazing respect. And I take that very seriously. It makes me and my team work really hard, as much as we can, considering all the limitations of time and other things. And thank you for your compliment.

Question: Which are the most used music related apps on your phone/tab right now?

Answer: I use iTablaPro. I use the normal voice memo. And that's it.

Question: Hangout places (in Mumbai) when you were not famous yet? And your favourite food(s)?!

Answer: I never had the time to hang out. But the first memory of me in Mumbai was in the Sun and Fans Hotel, and then the President Hotel, and of course, the famous landmark, the Haji Ali Dargah.

Question: What is the best piece of advice you can give to young aspiring musicians- whether as professional musicians or composers or what have you- but are afraid that it won't work out in the end? Or to better put it, what's the best thing to keep in mind when pursuing a musical career?

Answer: Oh, I think the key factor is to be really original. And you have the warmth of emotion embedded in your character for music. Music is all about transporting people, speaking a language which languages fail to express. So when you do that, do the reality check, you can do it if you put your energy in it, don't expect to do it in a day, it is a field you have to plant in your heart for it to really blossom into this extraordinary character which you define to achieve since the very beginning. As simple as that.

Question: Do you still hold the recordings of every song you've done since 1992? I want to be in that storeroom :D

Answer: Funny! Yes, we have most of the recording tapes I guess. Most of them. We might have lost something, because I think when we did the first few movies we didn't have money to buy new tapes, so I had to erase the old tapes to make new masters.

Question: Just one question, do you dance? :)

Answer: No! Thank god

Question: What music moves you the most?

Answer: Music is like a banyan for me. It is not one aspect which moves. Many different forms of music have a very different character. You can't say one kind of music is superior. I take from each music. Suppose you have a choir it has its own charm, classical music has its own charm, folk music has its own charm. Me being me, I am so open and I think I derive inspiration for all kinds of music and have respect for all musicians.

Question: What's your very best advice for life?

Answer: I'm just waiting for somebody to give that to me!

A. R. Rahman's place in Los Angeles,U.S was vandalised recently. He said below answer when one reddit user asked about it.

I think it is some kids who were trying to be smart. But it is worrying. We have just been getting the security services to look after it. Thank you for your concern.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Play Rubik's Cube invention Doodle Game Now from Here.

On Monday, May 19th, 2014, Google showed an interesting animated interactive Doodle for marking the invention of Rubik's Cube.

We can play Rubik's Cube game from this Doodle. Start play this interesting Doodle Game here, and let me know if you find any difficulty in playing here. Bookmark this page to play it again in future.

Watch this video to know more details about this Doodle.

See below the keyboard short-cuts for playing this Rubik's Cube Doodle game.

Rubik's Cube
is a 3-D combination puzzle. It was invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor Ernő Rubik.

Read below some interesting facts about Rubik's Cube. (3x3x3 Cube)

- The number of Rubik's Cube permutations is 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 - which is approximately forty-three quintillion. To put this into perspective, if one had as many standard sized Rubik's Cubes as there are permutations, one could cover the Earth's surface 275 times.
- It was originally known as the Magic Cube.
- Over 350 million Rubik’s Cubes have been sold worldwide – making it the bestselling toy of all time.
- The Rubik's Cube made up of 21 individual pieces, consisting of one core, 8 corners, and 12 edges, and a total of 54 stickers.
- Every legal permutation of the Rubik’s Cube can be solved in 20 moves or fewer.
- The number of unsolved configurations on a Rubik's cube is a prime number.

Read below one interesting Quote of Erno Rubik, the inventor of Rubik's Cube.

"If you are curious, you’ll find the puzzles around you. If you are determined, you will solve them."

We can read lot of Quotes from many great persons at TheQuotes.Net website.

And, read below the seven recommended steps for playing Rubik's Cube Game easily.

1. Know about the Rubik's cube. For example, white is opposite yellow, orange is opposite red and green is opposite blue. The centre piece colours are always opposite each other.

2. Solve the white cross. Aim to create a white cross on the top face of the cube first of all. This will make the next phase easier.

3. Solve the white corners. Corner pieces will have one white side and two other colours.

4. Solve the middle layer, so the bottom two layers of the Rubik's cube match in colour.

5. Solve the top layer. Try and get a yellow cross on the top face of your cube. Next, try and get all the yellow on the top face.

6. Position the yellow corners correctly. Twist the top face, which should be yellow, until at least two of the corners are in the right location.

7. Finally, correctly place the centre pieces.

Watch the below video to see the simple steps for solving Rubik's Cube Doodle Game quickly. i-e In 18 moves.


Chrome Cube Lab lets you create your own cube. There are a range of experiments ready for you to play with.

Watch the below video to see the Rubik's Cube World Record.

And, watch the below video to know the ways for solving Rubik's Cube.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

India Election Results 2014

Vote counting is done today (16 May 2014), and the results of India General election 2014 got declared by the election commission.

This election gives major victory for NDA ( National Democratic Alliance ) led by BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) over the ruling UPA (United Progressive Alliance)led by Congress Party.

Watch the below video which shows Headlines from various Media site about the Results of India Elections 2014.

Highlights of Election Results:

The current Opposition party BJP wins enough seats to form government. It seems BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will take oath on May 21. Narendra Modi  contested from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh  and Vadodara in Gujarat. He won from both constituencies.

Infosys co-founder and Billionaire Nandan Nilekani contested from Bangalore South constituency as Congress Party member, and he lost the election.

India's former army chief general VK Singh won from Ghaziabad constituency of Uttar Pradesh.

Veteran BJP Leader LK advant won from Gandhinagar constituency.

BJP's Sushma Swaraj wins from Vidisha.

BJP's Varun Gandhi wins from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Tamil film actor superstar Rajinikanth conveyed his wishes to Modi through Twitter, he described Modi's victory as historic.

Some trivia: [source: reddit]
  1. Modi will be the first Prime Minister of India born in independent India.
  2. He will also be the first Indian prime minister whose mother will be alive when he takes office.
  3. He holds the record of winning a Lok Sabha seat by the highest margin (about 5.70 lakhs; Vadodara).
  4. In the history of India, this is the first time a non-Congress Party has secured a clear majority.

We can see the election trends and results here  and watch Videos here to get the updates immediately.

And, we can check the election trends and result at Election commission website also.It provides partywise and Constituencywise trends.

The 2014 general election was conducted in nine phases in India from 7 April to 12 May 2014. This election is the longest election in the country's history of India. This election is to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha. Lok Sabha is the lower house of the Parliament of India. It is composed of representatives of the people from 543 constituencies. A Total of 131 Lok Sabha seats are reserved for representatives of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST).


According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the electoral population in 2014 is 814.5 million, the largest in the world. EVM (Electronic voting machines) were used for conducting this election, and people are expecting to have online voting  in future.

As per Indian constitution Elections must be held at an interval of five years.

Current Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is not contesting this election, and he declared that he is not looking for  another term. He already  served two terms, i-e 10 years as prime minister of India.

Congress party President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhiis contesting from Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Her Son and Congress Party vice-president Rahul Gandhi is contesting from his constituency, Amethi.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was selected to lead  the campaign of Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP), and he is the prime ministerial candidate of BJP. 

In 2005, Narendra Modi was denied a diplomatic visa to the United States of America. In addition , U.S revoked the B-1/B-2 visa that had previously been granted to him, by referring the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act which prevents giving Visa to the persons who are responsible for violations of religious freedom.

Aam Aadmi Party  founder Arwind Kejriwal is competing against the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Modi from Varanasi.

India is the 7th largest country by area and 2nd most populous country with more than 1.2 Billion people. And, India is the most populous Democracy in the world. India is a federal constitutional republic governed under a parliamentary system consisting of 28 states and 7 union territories. India strongly believes in Unity in Diversity. India is known as land of spirituality and philosophy.

Exit Poll Results:
We  can check the exit poll results at below links.

Almost all the Exit polls are predicting clear victory for NDA ( National Democratic Alliance ) led by BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) over the ruling UPA (United Progressive Alliance)led by Congress Party.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Christopher Columbus ship "Santa Maria" has been found near Haiti after 500 Years

The British Newspaper  The Independent has reported that a  team led by underwater archaeological explorer Barry Clifford found the wreck of the Christopher Columbus' flagship, the  Santa Maria which sank in 1492.

"All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship, the Santa Maria," said Barry Clifford.

Christopher Columbus on Santa María in 1492
This discovery will be one of the world’s most important underwater archaeological discoveries.

“The Haitian government has been extremely helpful – and we now need to continue working  with them to carry out a detailed archaeological excavation of the wreck,”  Barry Clifford said.

Clifford was able to use data in  Christopher Columbus’ diary to work out where the wreck should be.

Using marine magnetometers, side-scan sonar equipment and divers, Mr. Clifford’s team has, over several years, investigated more than 400 seabed anomalies off the north coast of Haiti and has narrowed the search for the Santa Maria down to the tiny area where the wreck, which the team thinks may well be Columbus’ lost vessel, has been found.
The underwater remains of what is thought to be Columbus’s flagship (credit: / Brandon Clifford)

The investigation into the wreck is being supported by the American TV network, the History channel.

Santa María  was the largest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage.

The Santa María was probably a medium sized nau, about 58 ft (17.7 m) long on deck. It had a single deck and three masts.

The Santa Maria was built at some stage in the second half of the 15 century in northern Spain’s Basque Country. In 1492, Columbus hired the ship and sailed in it from southern Spain’s Atlantic. After 37 days, Columbus reached the Bahamas. But after few weeks Santa Maria drifted at night onto a reef off the northern coast of Haiti and had to be abandoned.

Many countries celebrate Columbus Day on October 12 which marks the landing of Columbus in America at the year of 1942.

We can read Quotes of Columbus here.

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New Boko Haram video claims to show missing Nigerian schoolgirls

More than 200 Girls students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Nigeria on 15th April 2014. The kidnappings were claimed by Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist organization based in northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram opposes Western Education in Nigeria.

New Boko Haram video claims to show missing Nigerian schoolgirls. Watch this video which is obtained by AFP (Agence France-Presse). It appears to show missing Nigerian girls taken by Boko Haram. It is alleging that they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed.

Image Credit: Screenshot of AFP youtube Video

In the footage, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau says he is willing to exchange the schoolgirls for Boko Haram prisoners.

The video shows girls dressed in black and gray hijabs. And the girls are reciting the Quran as they make Islamic declarations of faith. Abubakar Shekau appears in a separate part of the video, but never with the girls.

U.S President Barack Obama's wife Michelle Obama outraged and heart-broken over the kidnapping of the school girls in Nigeria. Her emotional speech about the kidnapping in her Mother's Day address created significant awareness about this kidnapping throughout the world.

Watch below her speech about Kidnapping of Nigeria girls.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Amazing Origami Collections....

Few years back, we have published this video showing amazing Origami collections of Akira Yoshizawa. Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding.

As of now, this video is having 197 Likes and and more than 84K views. So, it seems many people are showing interest to view this video.

So, I am just creating this post to introduce this video to our blog readers.

You can watch the video showing good collections of Origami created by Akira Yoshizawa..

And, if you have blog, you can embed this video so that your blog readers can watch this amazing creativity.

And, you can watch the below video if you want to create paper crane.

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Michelle Obama's emotional speech about kidnapped Nigerian Girls gets Mixed Response.

More than 200 Girls students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Nigeria on 15th April 2014. The kidnappings were claimed by Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist organization based in northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram opposes Western Education in Nigeria.

Amnesty International said that the Nigerian military did not respond after warnings that Boko Haram rebels were about to attack Chibok. Nigerian security forces had four hours of notice before the attack by rebels, but did not react because of fear of engaging the terrorists.

Many Countries such as U.S, U.K, China, France, and Spain have offered help to the Nigerian government, after worldwide protests about the lack of action to bring the girls home.

Boko Haram's leader threatens to sell the kidnapped girls into slavery. The girls could be forced to marry their abductors or sold to others, for as little as $12.

Meanwhile, U.S President Barack Obama's wife Michelle Obama outraged and heart-broken over the kidnapping of the school girls in Nigeria.

Michelle Obama had posted a picture in which she holds a sign with the #BringBackOurGirls for helping to spread the awareness of the kidnapping through social media.

 "Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are outraged and heartbroken over the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school dormitory in the middle of the night,"    Mrs. Obama  said in her Mother's Day address.

"What happened in Nigeria was not an isolated incident. It's a story we see every day as girls around the world risk their lives to pursue their ambitions," Michelle Obama said in her speech at White House weekly address which will be normally done by Barack Obama.

Mrs. Obama praised the Pakistani schoolgirl and education activist  Malala Yousafzai, who was shot and wounded by the Taliban for speaking out for girls' education.

"The courage and hope embodied by Malala and girls like her around the world should serve as a call to action," Michelle Obama said in her address. And, she quoted the UN Speech of Malal.

We can watch her emotional speech in the below video.

Michelle's this emotional speech for the kidnapped Nigerian Girls got mixed response in social media. Some people praise the initiatives of Michelle for spreading awareness about this kidnapping, while many people criticizes her for merely talking about this in fact she/Obama can do something solidly for rescuing the girls.

Read below snippets of the comments made by the people in various social media sites such as reddit, youtube and imgur about this emotional speech of Michelle Obama.

I think it goes without saying that Michelle Obama has immense concern for these girls, but is it wise to use this kidnapping to highlight a perceived prevention of the girls education when it is clear they are the "spoils of war" and in grave danger of losing their lives.

She says Boko Haram is against female education, yes they are, but surely this is an excuse to simply rob and pillage local towns to feed their gred and no so called belief system should allow this, it is complete hypocrisy and reffering to Boko Harams anti education agenda voids the simple fact that they are jut murderous thieving liars.

To simply emphasize that this is aimed at, snuffing out their education and all they wanted was to take exams & move to next level is missing the immediate concerns for their safety.

An opportunity missed. Michelle could have questioned the safety of these girls given the latest concerns that there were sufficient warnings prior to their abduction.

It is surely a good ting that these girls beleived in opportunity, but this address is simply a pro female education plea & call to action for education for girls and a suggestion that the youth of America should have an inspiration not to take school for granted and recommit themselves.

WHAT!!!! Tell is what is being done to investigate their disappearance and why is it that this plea was not made on 15th April a day after the abductions?

25 days to make a plea for girls to appreciate education? In those days they could be forced into marriage, sold or murdered.

If someone of such high regard as Michelle Obama can take over the president's address then is this simply to promote the education of girls or show a massive concern for their safety over the last 25 days?

She thinks it's her job to be outraged about something and this just happens to be it right now. Heart-broken? I don't think so. She doesn't have what it takes.

Funny how nothing was said about how Malala is against Obama's policies on drone strikes, and the young girls who are killed by American military policy.

A show of strength and commitment IS what is needed, and this was what Mrs. Obama conveyed. It is what the kidnapped girls themselves stand for. We will find them and bring them back home to safety--that is being pursued already, but the encouragement you presented, in honor of these girls and to strengthen the other Mothers, was very effective, I think. You are truly someone every female can look up to. When our women in life are strong, we are able to make our men and boys feel so much safer, happier and proud. NO ONE should stand in the way of ANYONE'S attempt to enrich or educate themselves for the goal of having--and giving--a better quality of life. My life has been torture. I am a girl. I know how essential having a strong spirit and iron resolve is for staying alive. Our end goal, as women, is to be the best we can be and to SHARE that joy--and the strength that comes from enrichment and education--with all. Education is more than learning wonderful things for a deeper understanding of not only the material and the world. It is also a way to acquire tools to think with. A stronger, quicker brain is a wonderful thing for everyone, wouldn't you agree! Education has some hidden rewards taht are not apparent until you ARE educated. For example, an educated person is less eager to jump to conclusions that are faulty conclusions lacking evidence or information. In this way, one can achieve understanding, which is an incredible stress-reliever, if nothing else!! This is what you are promoting here, and it is indeed an essential ingredient. THERE SHOULD BE NO OPPOSITION or negative opinion with regard to this speech.
Someone stated here that Mrs. Obama should express more concern. What are you TALKING ABOUT? Try to think logically. She wouldn't have made the speech if she wasn't concerned; she has DAUGHTERS OF HER OWN, so she will understand more than anyone without children at all--like me. Only a mother can understand this level of pain. But Mother's ALSO KNOW that it is absolutely essential that, during a severe crisis, strength, courage and resolve be SHOWN to that everyone can keep their moral high and really be able to focus on solving the problem: finding their location and returning them to their homes. This commenter seems to think it is Mrs. Obama's job to hunt down the kidnappers personally. Maybe you should. But no, we are leaving that to the MEN and other experts who excel at that specific task. Maintaining resolve and high moral during this critical time is most important. When the girls are found, they will want to know they HAD this kind of support from our country, and from OUR FIRST LADY of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I am so proud to have Mrs. Obama as our first lady. I have gotten a lot out of listening to her and what her focus is.

Obama can send troops to rescue them anytime

I'm sorry, but this stuff happens everyday. Don't get emotional just cause someone "higher up" notices. Might as well be upset for all of it

Michelle is just like her husband. All talk, no action.

This coming from the woman who just spent 40million to go on yet another vacation while the country struggles with unemployment and the biggest budget deficit ever.

How about instead of making a stupid Youtube video, you tell your husband to send the Marines or Navy Seals.

Just look at this disgusting living organism sitting there reading off the teleprompter about how poor and helpless others are, in her expensive dress with her expensive earrings, while her husband is bringing hell on earth and kills children every day with drone strikes

Thank you for speaking out on this crisis Mrs. Obama. Who are the idiot that disliked? They must not have a brain and a heart.

Let us not forget that Nigeria is the biggest oil exporter of Africa.

What do you think about Michelle's speech? Do you believe that she could do something better than just giving some emotional speech? You can share your thoughts thro' the comments.


Military sources have stated that a combined team of security agents in the field and back up communications and satellite imagery specialists have located the missing girls inside the dreaded Sambisa forest.

Updates  on May 12:
New Boko Haram video claims to show missing Nigerian schoolgirls. In the footage, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau says he is willing to exchange the schoolgirls for Boko Haram prisoners. The video shows girls dressed in black and gray hijabs

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