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A BYTE OF LIFE Wednesday, August 27, 2008 05 FREE CIRCULATION Vol. 2 No. 167
A BYTE OF LIFE
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WINDOWSHOPPER

A tiny stretch in Periamet, beside Rippon Building, is home to a dozen shops, each home to goods you wouldn’t find everywhere

02 NAMMA CHENNAI ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008
02 NAMMA CHENNAI
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2 held for former rowdy’s murder In less than 24 hours after the incident, police

2 held for former rowdy’s murder

In less than 24 hours after the incident,

police arrested two men for the brutal murder of a former rowdy in Mandaveli on Monday morning. The motive behind the killing was vengeance for a murder the history-sheeter had committed more than a decade ago. The victim was Arumugam alias Kuttipuli Arumugan (37) of Pillaiyar Koil Street in Mylapore, who was found dead with his throat slit on St. Mary’s Road in Mandaveli early Monday. Police investigation revealed that one Mahalingam (37) and his accomplice, Venkatesan from Mylapore, had killed Arumugam on Sunday night and dumped the body in the early hours of Monday. The killing was in retaliation to the murder of Mahalingam’s brother more than 10 years ago in the hands of Arumugam. The duo were produced in a city court and remanded to custody.

Bank employee held for stealing from bank

A clerk working with a nationalised bank in

Royapettah was booked on Tuesday on charges of stealing money from his workplace.

According to Anna Salai police, the arrested was Arumugam, a divisional clerk at the bank on Whites Road in Royapettah. On August 16 a sum of Rs. 1.14 crore had reached the bank from various branches around the state. Some employees at the bank, including Arumugam, were assigned the task of counting the money. Arumugam

is known to have pocketed close to Rs. 1.5

lakh when the counting was underway. The theft came to light when the money was re-counted, following which a police complaint was lodged.

re-counted, following which a police complaint was lodged. Rainbow Bridge PHOTO: S. MAHINSHA RainbowBridgescores MITHRA
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N amma rockers from Chen- nai have won the South Zone finals of the Airtel In- dependence Rock XXIII,

one of the biggest podiums in In- dia for independent musicians. Rainbow Bridge, comprising San- jeev Thomas (vocals, guitar), Benny Dayal (vocals), Wayne Fer- nandez (bass guitar), Shyam Rao (drums) and Salwin Alfred (per- cussion) performed at Palace Grounds in Bangalore on Sunday. Normally the band turns down competition offers, but this was different. It’s not even about the reward of Rs. 1 lakh worth equip- ment from Furtado’s Music. “I

don’t know about the cash re- wards, but the exposure was what we were counting on, considering the media coverage. There were easily 1,500 people in the au- dience on the day we won added to which, rock fans turn up for an Independence Rock (I-rock) con- cert because the standards of bands that play are at least tech- nically adept.” The band was given a half-hour

I don’t know about the cash rewards, but the exposure was what we were counting on

performance slot and competed against the Cochin-based Here- tic, White Noise and Synapse, both of which are from Banga- lore. “We were the only clean band of the lot, meaning that the others were all metal bands. De- spite there being two Bangalore bands, the crowd was extremely supportive of us.” While the other three bands played covers, Rainbow Bridge stuck to playing original music. The songs they performed in- cluded Dead Man, Hole and I Want More, all of which can be heard on their Facebook page. The band will now compete against finalists of the other three zones to play in Mumbai on Au- gust 30.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 03 Run for your life and others ’ Join the Chennai
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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Run for your life and others

Join the Chennai Marathon on August 31

life and others ’ Join the Chennai Marathon on August 31 Run Chennai Run: Senior executives

Run Chennai Run: Senior executives at a training session. PHOTO: R. RAGU

TEAM ERGO

C hennaiites have a chance to

test their endurance in a

unique 21.09-km half mara-

thon this Sunday. With a

prize money of Rs. 10 lakh for the winner, the half marathon is set to be the richest in South India and a host of international and Indian runners are expected to take part. Running under the banner “We are the human race”, the event comes to the city for the first time and is in aid of Give Life Charity, an organisation working with un- derprivileged children. The publicity for the event is on in full swing and the whole city is swarmed with banners and other promotional materials. About 3,200 people have already regis-

tered for the professional run (21.09 km) and the number for the city run (7 km) has already reached a staggering figure of around 22,000. Tennis great Vijay Amritraj, yesteryears’ swashbuckling open- er Kris Srikanth, along with squash queens Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal and racer Ar- maan Ebrahim, have pledged support and are expected to take part in the city run. Kollywood will be represented by actors Suriya and Arya, while Kanimozhi (MP) and Karti Chi- dambaram will also be taking part. Speaking about the event, Fr. Jegath Gaspar Raj, one of the or- ganisers, said: “We want to re- brand Chennai as a vibrant and modern city on the international map through this marathon. The

coming in of corporates has add- ed a lot of weight to this event and there is little doubt that it will be a great success.” Fr. Gasper also claimed that the half-marathon is the third richest in the world in terms of prize money and second richest in the country. “We are hosting a grand event. Professional measuring systems for the run makes it on par with international standards. We have tied up with marathon- photos.com and all the athletes can download their photographs from their website at a nominal cost.” Various business houses and a few IT companies like Stella Syn- ergy and Chennai Interactive Business Services are known to have already registered for the marathon. Other companies are expected to follow suit.

 

Team Talk

“The marathon is a wonderful opportunity for us office-goers to regain some fitness. The run

“A total of 120 employees from the Cavin Kare family are running to propagate the needs of underprivileged children. We are participating with specially- designed t-shirts with the slogan ‘Kalvi Azhivilla Selvam, Athai Anaivarukkum Vazhanguvom’.”

R.V. Geetha, Cavin Kare Pvt Ltd

"The best thing about the run is that it is for a cause, which is the welfare of poor students. We are participating as a team of 42 people from our organisation, which includes the top bosses as well as beginners.”

Padmapriya S., Castrol India Ltd

is also a good team-building ex-

ercise for

all

the 20

participants.”

Anantha Subramanian, Stella Synergy

Is your company also joining the MARG-Chennai Marathon in aid of Givelife Charity? Send us the information at feedback@goergo.in and we will feature you in Ergo.

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04 KALEIDOSCOPE ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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04 KALEIDOSCOPE ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008 ‘‘ The winners in life think constantly in terms
04 KALEIDOSCOPE ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008 ‘‘ The winners in life think constantly in terms

‘‘ The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other

hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.

Dennis Waitley

Shutterbugs, listen! Holycow!Cattlepossess magneticcompass W ondering which way is north? You might want to look
Shutterbugs, listen!
Holycow!Cattlepossess
magneticcompass
W ondering which way is
north? You might want
to look at grazing cows.
European scientists, who
studied satellite images of cows
and deer around the world, have
discovered that these animals
Japanese actor Ken Watanabe poses
with Canon’s new digital single lens
reflex (SLR) camera “EOS 50D” at the
company’s showroom in Tokyo on
Tuesday. The camera is equipped with
a 15.1 mega-pixel CMOS sensor and
newly-developed 18 - 200 mm/F 3.5 -
5.6 zoom lens, equivalent to 29 – 320
mm in 35 mm camera. Canon will put it
on the market at the end of next
tend to align themselves with the
Earth’s north-south magnetic
fields while they graze or rest.
While birds, turtles and salmon
are known to use mag-
month. AFP PHOTO
Amazingly, this
ubiquitous
phenomenon
does not seem
to have been
noticed by
herdsmen,
ranchers, or
netic guidance to mi-
grate, cattle were not
previously known to
possess an inner com-
pass.
Farmers have found
that cattle stand per-
pendicular to the sun to
heat up their bodies on
cold, sunny days, or
stand parallel to the
Cartwheel cops patrol
Australian school
hunters
A
school in Australia, a country where a third
of children are overweight and half arrive at
school by car, moved on Tuesday to limit activ-
ity on the playground.
wind during winter
days with particularly
strong winds, the scien-
tists noted.
But the farmers’ wisdom and
scientific studies had not provid-
ed answers to the common align-
A
primary school head in Townsville, Queen-
sland, warned parents that pupils caught doing
cartwheels, handstands, somersaults and for-
ward rolls risked suspension. Kylie Buschgens
learned of the prohibition from her 10-year-old,
Cali.
“She came home from school a couple of
times and said, ‘I got into trouble for doing a
cartwheel,” Buschgens told the Townsville Bul-
letin. “I thought she meant it was wrong to do it
on the concrete, but they made an announce-
ment at assembly that gymnastics was
banned.” Queensland state education author-
ities, declared 2008 The Year of Physical Activ-
ity, confirmed a playtime high-jinks ban was in
place. “The school is committed to ensuring
that children can continue to do handstands,
cartwheels and similar movements but in a safe
environment under appropriate supervision,” a
spokesman said. ■
ment of cattle during days with
optimal weather, the European
scientists said.
“Amazingly, this ubiquitous
phenomenon does not seem to
have been noticed by herdsmen,
ranchers, or hunters,” said the
study, co-written by Sabine Be-
gall of Germany’s University of
Duisburg-Essen.
“Because wind and light condi-
tions could be excluded as a com-
mon denominator determining
the body axis orientation, mag-
netic alignment is the most parsi-
monious explanation,” says the
study published in the August
25th edition of the Proceedings of
the National Academy of Sci-
ences of the United States of
America.
The scientists used Google
Earth software to study the align-
ment of 8,510 cows in 308 pas-
tures around the world and 2,974
red and roe deer in 241 locations
in the Czech Republic. ■
AFP
crack down on the trade in vir-
tual goods.
Xbox gets political
DPA
Developing
countries tap into
digital market
Nearly 500,000 people in de-
veloping nations earn wages
making virtual goods in online
games to sell to players, a study
has found. Research by Man-
chester University shows that
the practice, known as gold-
farming, is growing rapidly. The
industry, about 80 per cent
based in China, employs about
Americans will soon be able
to use Xbox Live consol system
to register to vote in the upcom-
ing presidential elections in No-
vember 2008. Microsoft – the
maker of the game station – has
signed a partnership with activ-
ist group Rock TheVote to boost
interest in the upcoming elec-
tion among young people. As
part of the tie-up Xbox Live
members will also be able to
take part in polls to gauge their
voting intentions. A forum on
Xbox Live will also be used to
gather opinions from gamers
that will be shared with candi-
dates.
ABC Newscast still
going strong
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400,000 people who earn $154
per month on an average. The
practice is flourishing despite
efforts by games companies to
Rumours of the demise of
ABC News’ pioneering Web
newscast have been greatly ex-
aggerated. The U.S. TV channel
has confirmed that the two-
year-old Webcast is alive and
well amid an overall revamp
that includes the addition of a
blog. The 15-minute Webcast,
with World News anchor Char-
les Gibson, is available live on
ABCNews.com and via an
iTunes podcast soon after it is
produced at 3 p.m. weekdays. It
differs from its rivals in that it’s
produced specifically for the
Web, three hours or so before
the World News telecast.■
AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Websites of the day

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BOOTS,BADGESANDBABA

A small stretch in Periamet is heaven for people with an eye and taste for things interesting. We stop at United Uniforms

and taste for things interesting. We stop at United Uniforms W hen you take Sydenhams Road

W hen you take Sydenhams

Road in Periamet, beside

Rippon Buildings, and

proceed straight down

till you reach the mosque, a row of a dozen shops will greet you (the average age being four dec- ades). While boots and shoes in all shapes and sizes adorn one’s fa- çade, another lies buried under headgear of all kinds imaginable – from the black-and-gold cap you see the guard at the ATM donning, to the yellow helmets that sit on heads of construction workers (ideally).

United we stand

United Uniforms in the same stretch, started about 30-35 years ago by Hafizullah Khan, is now run by his son Shafiullah. Clients range from the Defence, police, Southern Railways, Port Trust, CISF, CRPF, RPF, schools, hotels and industries to the Tamil film industry and those looking for so- mething out-of-the-blue (say a rugged pair of canvas ankle boots or a customised badge). There are hats and caps, uni- forms, ties and badges, leather goods and safety equipment, shoes and rain wear. The shop is a manufacturer and supplier. Most of the goods are either made here or brought in from Delhi, Ludhiana and Kolkata.

What they sell

Police ankle boots are available from Rs. 200 to Rs. 500. Gum- boots are priced between Rs. 80 and Rs. 450. If you want to order a

(Anti-clockwise from right) A board displaying uniform badges of various clients; the different caps on
(Anti-clockwise
from right)
A board
displaying
uniform badges
of various
clients; the
different caps
on display;
shoes ranging
from black
leather formals
to rubber
gumboots).
PHOTOS: S.S. KUMAR

bunch of 10 uniforms, two days is all it would take them to keep your order ready. Most goods available here are sturdy – stuff that could weather a lot of rough use. Plus, these are things you wouldn’t see on every alternate person on the street. Shiny formal shoes cost be- tween Rs. 60 and Rs. 600! Cloth badges that can be sewn on uni-

forms are a USP. A look at the board outside gives you a clue of their diverse clientele (see pic). The complete NCC or Scouts/ Guides uniforms, from caps to belts and shoes, are available here. Quiet expectedly, Indepen- dence Day and Republic Day are the busiest times of the year. Don’t mind the layer of dust on everything – some things here

can actually give the fancy show- rooms a run for their money. What’s more, you can even get things customised to suit your requirements.

Kolly connection

As we talk to the guys at the shop, the store’s Kollywood con- nection slowly emerges. United Uniforms has supplied the uni-

forms in films like Arul and Cap- tain Prabhakaran (the film that added ‘Captain’ to namma actor- politician Vijaykanth’s name), besides numerous serials and news programmes on television. (P.S. In about Rs. 400 to Rs. 500, the store guys promise to make you a cap similar to what they claim to have made for Rajini- kanth in Baba!).

06 VILLAGE ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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06 VILLAGE ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Expansion of uterus During pregnancy, the uterus expands to
06 VILLAGE ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Expansion of uterus During pregnancy, the uterus expands to

Expansion of uterus

During pregnancy, the uterus expands to 500 times its normal size.

CAN’T SPELL CORRECTLY? YOU MAY BE ‘TOO CLEVER’

Researchers for the Collins Dictionary analyse bad spellers

C an’t spell supersede correct- ly? If you think you’re stu- pid, you may be wrong. The consensus is that you

are too clever, according to a new study. A team of researchers for the Collins dictionary in Britain has carried out the study and found that people often misspelt a number of ‘confusing’ words as they are actually too clever. According to them, the most commonly misspelt English word is supersede – many come up with ‘supercede’ because of their knowledge of other words includ- ing intercede or precede, the ‘Daily Mail’ reported. The same theory applies to other words like consensus, li- quefy and sacrilegious, the study found. “The real spelling prob- lems occur when people have learnt the rules or have a bit of knowledge, but make mistakes in how they apply this,” Ian Brookes, the Managing Editor of

Dictionaries at Collins, was quot- ed as saying. In fact, the researchers found the commonly misspelt words af- ter running thousands of docu- ments through a software programme designed to pick up spelling mistakes. Supersede was by far the most commonly mis- spelt word, although it was wrong only one time out of ten. Consensus is frequently spelt incorrectly as concensus because the writer wrongly believes that it relates to the word census which comes from the Latin censere, to assess. When it comes to liquefy, many are tempted to spell it as liquify because they wrongly ap- ply the spelling of liquid. And the same is true to sacri- legious which is often misspelt as sacreligious (as with religious) and inoculate because many know the word innocuous con- tains a double ’n’.

PTI

the word innocuous con- tains a double ’n’. ■ PTI The most commonly misspelt English word

The most commonly misspelt English word is supersede

Country ordered to pay damages for sailor’s suicide The Japanese government will have to pay
Country ordered to pay damages
for sailor’s suicide
The Japanese government will have to pay damages to
the parents of a sailor who hanged himself after being
repeatedly insulted by his superior, in the first such
court ruling involving a civil servant, media said. The
Fukuoka High Court in southern Japan ordered 3.5
million yen ($32,000) be paid to the parents of the
petty officer third class, a court spokesman said,
declining to give further details. Kyodo news agency
said the court recognised that the sailor’s suicide had
been caused by depression, a result of stress
accumulated from insults such as: “You are not
qualified as a petty officer third class” and “Are you
dumb?”
Reuters
Oz commuters prefer sitting next
to Kylie than the Queen
Pop star Kylie Minogue may not have a problem
finding a seat on a tram, train or bus, but Queen
Elizabeth II would possibly have, if to go by a new
survey of Melbourne commuters.
Melbourne’s public transport users have revealed that if
given a choice, they would rather sit next to Minogue
on the tram, train or bus, than Megan Gale, Barry
Humphries, Kevin Rudd, Eddie McGuire, the Queen or
Lance ’Buddy’ Franklin. The survey of 401 Melburnians
found that while Minogue was the most popular figure
picked across all age groups, the Queen failed to rank
as most popular for any age group, reports the Herald
Sun.
ANI
She ate only chicken nuggets for
18 years!
A Brit student is finally enjoying the taste of fresh fruit
and a whole range of other foods - after a lifetime of
eating almost nothing but chicken nuggets and chips.
Carla Laban, from Coventry, is overjoyed after
conquering a food phobia, which left her unable to
swallow any food but chicken nuggets and chips The
20-year-old was just two when her family discovered
chicken nuggets was the only meal that did not make
her feel violently sick. From then on, she skipped
breakfast each day then had nuggets for lunch and
dinner, eating around 30 a day. However, now Laban
has started to eat vegetables and pasta.
ANI
Wag a tail-dogs get their own
beach
Cyprus’s popular holiday resort of Ayia Napa has
introduced the island’s first legal beach exclusively for
animals after complaints it was becoming a dog’s life
for man’s best friend. Better known for all-night
partying by Western tourists, the southeastern resort is
now catering for dogs amid growing discontent that
pooches had no place to cool off from the sweltering
summer heat. “We have seen lots of people taking
their dogs for a walk since the establishment of the
designated area, and we have been inundated by
phone calls from happy pet owners thanking and
congratulating us for this initiative,” said Antonis
Tsokkos, mayor of Ayia Napa.
Reuters
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008

This day, that year

It was in August 27, 1660 that John Milton’s books were burned because of his attacks on King Charles II in London.

burned because of his attacks on King Charles II in London. Golden eagles Golden eagles hunt

Golden eagles

Golden eagles hunt over a range of 100 square miles to feed their young.

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Pet fashion all the rage as owners bark, What recession?

Those in the pet fashion industry are thriving when department stores are suffering from shrinking sales

I t’s a dog’s life during hard ec- onomic times. But Chihua- huas in a tutu? Pugs in designer tank-tops? Dach-

shunds draped in Swarovski bling? That was the scene at the third annual Pet Fashion Week in Man- hattan this past weekend, where despite a looming US recession, the world’s dog-loving fashionists gathered to share ideas, market their products, strut a canine cat- walk and raise money for charity.

Thriving industry

At a time when department stores are suffering from shrink- ing sales of clothing, shoes and accessories such as handbags, those in the pet fashion industry are thriving, thanks to dog-loving elites and the buying impulses of millions of other pet owners. “I’ve always loved dressing up dolls and Barbies, and I wanted to take it into something else that I loved, and I love pets,” pet-fash- ion designer Kameron Westcott

and I love pets,” pet-fash- ion designer Kameron Westcott from Dallas, Texas told AFP as her
and I love pets,” pet-fash- ion designer Kameron Westcott from Dallas, Texas told AFP as her
and I love pets,” pet-fash- ion designer Kameron Westcott from Dallas, Texas told AFP as her

from Dallas, Texas told AFP as her five-year-old Yorkshire terrier, Louis, peeked out of a canine car- ry bag designed by luxury fashion giant Louis Vuitton.

Party dogs

“Dogs need to be cute when they go to parties as well,” quipped Westcott, who runs an Internet web site hawking a range of Brazilian-made clothes and ac- cessories for dogs. “They want to feel elite and posh, just like we are.” These dogs are having their day. All five floors of an exhibition center in southern Manhattan were crammed with dozens of stands marketing a range of pet beauty products and clothes. Palacial doghouses on offer stood covered in lush drapes and filled with cushions bearing Swa- rovski jewels (price: 9,000 to 15,000 dollars) and other jewelry, while other vendors were ped- dling the ‘must-haves’ of the mo- ment: all things environmentally friendly and recyclable.

AFP

Underwearfrombamboo!

friendly and recyclable. ■ AFP Underwearfrombamboo! M ove over, cotton undergarments. Ladies, just buy yourself

M ove over, cotton undergarments. Ladies, just buy yourself an eco-

friendly, green and glamorous alter- native – an underwear made from bamboo. Well, a leading designer in Britain has launched a new range of under- garment made from bamboo which is pulped and then spun into fibres to be woven and dyed. Moreover, they are soft and strong. “People often have the per- ception that environmentally sound clothing lacks style and comfort. With this new range, I have tried to show they can have both,” ‘The Sun’ quoted the product’s designer Joanna Ketterer as saying. According to the 26-year-old who runs London-based firm Luva Huva, the new undergarment will be more eco-friendly than cotton as it is quick to grow, does not need pesti- cides and is biodegradable. The undergarments are likely to be priced at around 30 pounds.

PTI

My dear son A one-week old Javan Lutung (Trachypithecus auratus) is looked at by its

My dear son

My dear son A one-week old Javan Lutung (Trachypithecus auratus) is looked at by its father,

A one-week old Javan Lutung (Trachypithecus auratus) is looked at by its father, Orange, at the Budapest Zoo Park and Botanic Garden in the Hungarian capital on Tuesday. The Javan Langur cub was born on August 18, 2008. The mother came from the Netherlands. AFP PHOTO

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08 SPORT ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Gold winners get $50,000 China’s Olympic gold medallists will
08 SPORT ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Gold winners get $50,000 China’s Olympic gold medallists will
08 SPORT ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Gold winners get $50,000 China’s Olympic gold medallists will

Gold winners get $50,000

China’s Olympic gold medallists will get cash rewards of 350,000 yuan (51,000 dollars), nearly twice the amount given for the Athens 2004 Games, state media reported on Tuesday. The figure was given by Xiao Shan, deputy head of the country’s sports ministry. Chinese gold-medal winners at the 2004 Games were given 200,000 yuan, Xiao said.

INDIA HOPE BEIJING MEDALS CAN SPARK CHANGE Bradman’s century honoured Australia will celebrate the centenary
INDIA HOPE BEIJING MEDALS CAN SPARK CHANGE
Bradman’s century
honoured
Australia will celebrate the centenary of
their greatest sporting legend Donald
Bradman on Wednesday by naming the star
batsman’s sleepy boyhood hometown “the
world’s spiritual home of cricket”.
Schoolchildren, Hollywood stars, cricketers
and Australians of all walks of life were
expected to mark what would have been
the 100th birthday of the famed cricketer on
August 27. Bradman died in 2001 aged 92.
The accolades were already pouring in on
Tuesday, with Australia’s current cricket
captain Ricky Ponting praising the man
known here simply as “The Don” as the
game’s untouchable superhero. “It’s almost
like he’s separate from the game,” Ponting
said. “His name and what he achieved, it’s
so far out of any player’s reach, in his time
or any player who has played since, it’s
almost like he played a different game to
what we’re playing. He would have been
the stand-out player whatever generation he
played in.” The chairman of the Bradman
Foundation, Michael Ball said the excitement
was building west of Sydney in Bowral with
a population 11,500, where Bradman spent
his early years and where a cricketing
museum bears his name.
I ndia’s best Olympic Games
amounted to three medals –
not many, perhaps, for the
world’s second most popu-
weight boxer Vijender Kumar.
India had taken more than one
medal only once before, at the
lous nation but sports chiefs be-
lieve the performance will spark
future success for the country.
Athletes are not so sure, saying
poor coaching, bad organisation
and a lack of money will continue
to hold India back. “I’m very hap-
py we have three individual med-
als and that too without hockey,”
Indian Olympic Association (IOA)
president Suresh Kalmadi said af-
ter the Beijing Games ended on
Sunday. India once relied on
their men’s hockey team for suc-
cess but the eight-times cham-
pions failed to qualify this time.
Instead, the India team won their
first solo gold medal through rifle
shooter Abhinav Bindra, plus
bronzes for freestyle wrestler
Sushil Kumar and middle-
1952 Helsinki Games where frees-
tyle wrestler Kashabha Jadhav
took bronze alongside the victo-
rious men’s hockey team. Kalma-
tem as slow-moving or biased.
Most federation chiefs hold on
to their posts for years and, in
turn, blame lack of funds for their
sport’s plight. Beijing showed In-
dian sports officials in a poor
light. The shooters, who were
di
believes the Beijing success
will help India to shed its image
seen as the best medal hopes,
complained about a lack of am-
as
a nation that cares only about
cricket and inspire the country to
greater things when New Delhi
hosts the Commonwealth Games
munition while the wrestlers
were not given a masseur in Beij-
ing. A woman table tennis player
had only a team official to turn to
in
2010.
Better future
“We’ve shown our potential in
various sports in India which is
good for the Commonwealth
Games in Delhi,” he said. “We
will get a bagful of medals there
and then we can go on to (the
2012) London (Olympics). The
Beijing medallists won praise,
cash awards and overnight fame
and sports chiefs, who usually
for advice during her first-round
loss after the federation sent the
coach abroad with a develop-
mental team.
Wealthy father
struggle to explain a lack of suc-
cess, predicted a rosy future.
“Normally even one medal sparks
Wrestler Kumar, an Asian
Games medallist going in to Beij-
ing, was housed in dingy quarters
during training while an inquiry
was launched after female
weightlifter Monika Devi was
pulled out of the Games over a
positive dope test, and then
cleared of wrongdoing when it
was too late for her to compete.
AFP
a
lot of enthusiasm,” Kalmadi
said. “The scenario will definitely
change.”
Ready for the Paralympics
The detractors
After successfully hosting the dazzling
Summer Olympic Games, Beijing is now all
set to hold the 2008 Paralympics and
authorities have reported brisk ticket sales.
“All departments concerned are ready for
the transformation work, and we are
confident of staging another successful
Game,” director of Beijing Organising
Committee for Olympic Games’ (BOCOG)
Paralympics department, Zhang Qiuping,
said.
The 13th edition of the Paralympic Games
will be held in Beijing from September 6 to
17. Tickets for the opening and closing
ceremonies of the event and associated
sports events are selling well, a senior
official of the Games’ organising
committee said. Of the total 1.66
million tickets available for the
Paralympics, the best seats will go to
disabled spectators, said Zhao
Chunluan, chief of the Beijing
Disabled Persons Federation. The logo
of the Beijing Paralympics, dubbed
“Sky, Earth and Human Beings” has
begun to replace those of the
Olympic Games. In addition to the venues,
buildings across Beijing city have been fitted
with easy-access installations.
Not everyone shared Kalmadi’s
optimism. Gurbachan Singh
Randhawa, a 110 metres hur-
dles finalist at the 1964 To-
kyo Games, agreed the
Beijing effort would
boost Indian sport
but criticised the
standard of Indian
coaches and
poor planning.
“Why don’t we
learn some les-
sons from Chi-
na?” he asked.
“They have ex-
ceeded their med-
al target but we never
achieve the goals we set for
ourselves. Most of the ath-
letes are trained by our
coaches but they have obso-
lete knowledge,” he said.
“They should show interest,
have the attitude to learn.”
Most Indian coaches are ap-
pointed by the government
and often describe the sys-
Bindra owed much of his success
to personal initiative, his wealthy
businessman father having built
him a range at home and allowed
him to fly business class for
training trips abroad. Still, there
is hope the newfound enthu-
siasm could attract companies
who are currently focused on
PTI
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Cupid strikes South Korea’s top male and female archers capped gold medal

Cupid strikes

South Korea’s top male and female archers capped gold medal performances at the Beijing Olympics by announcing wedding plans just as the games ended. Park Sung-hyun, 25, who led the women’s team to a gold medal and won individual silver in Beijing, is to marry Park Kyung-mo, 33, who had similar success at the Games.

Park Kyung-mo, 33, who had similar success at the Games. 09 ad sports such as cricket

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sports such as cricket and golf. Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal’s foundation set up two years ago spends thousands of dollars on select athletes, including Bindra. However, its administrator feels federations should start function- ing professionally if India is to see progress. “We must get good systems in place to keep improving, at pre- sent there is no real system,” Manisha Malhotra, a former In- dia tennis player said. A good coach cost around $150,000 an- nually and more companies get- ting involved could only boost Indian sports, she said. “It is not just the shortage of money,” she added. “It is about spending it the right way, having the right people in the right place at the right time. I need to research for six months to get the right coach,” she said. “Federations can do it with three phone calls but they don’t care.”

Reuters

To cricket, with love … Thirush Kamini in action at the MAC Spin Foundation in
To
cricket,
with
love …
Thirush Kamini
in action at
the MAC Spin
Foundation in
Kotturpuram.
in action at the MAC Spin Foundation in Kotturpuram. PHOTO: R. RAVINDRAN ANUSHA PARTHASARATHY &

PHOTO:

R. RAVINDRAN

ANUSHA PARTHASARATHY & NANDHINI RAMKUMAR

 

M AC Spinners Association, hid-

den in a lane by Kotturpuram

Bridge, is buzzes with activ-

has become an all rounder; a left- handed batswoman, leg spinner and

a

wicket keeper. She undertakes rig-

ity. Spinners in the making

are up and about practising their craft. Among a crowd of guys and more guys, a girl bears the national emblem on her jersey, stands tall with pride, discusses cricket with her coach weeks ahead of her training camp in Australia and in between all that spins a nasty wrong one on the pitch. Batswoman better be warned. Murugesan Dickeshwashankar Thi- rush Kamini: not only is her name long but also is her list of achieve- ments. To start off with, she has played 9 ODIs for the Indian Wom- en’s cricket team, her career best was against Pakistan 3/19 in her debut match when she was just 16 years old, and she was adjudged Player of the tournament 2006 Asia Cup. She was a part of the 2008 Asia Cup team as well. She has now, at the age of eigh- teen, created history by being the on- ly girl to be chosen by the BCCI for a training camp in Australia. “When I was a kid, I used to wake up early to watch the West Indies

matches with my dad. What started as an interest became a fiery passion and I started playing for the state by the time I was 10,” says Thirush on how she started playing cricket. Her dad played ‘coach’ and trained her for the state team. Now, the 18-year-old

orous physical training in the form of running and different kinds of speed and agility tests. Her dad M. Dickesh- washankar adds: “In one of the tour- naments (Blue Sky tournament), she played along with boys and was ad- judged the man of the tournament.” She was also the only girl from Tamil Nadu to have captained the South Zone team. Talking about the competition in the international arena Thirush says, “The competition is healthy especial-

ly

when we are pitted against Austra-

lia and England. We have to keep ourselves fit and alert throughout the game to produce positive results.” The young cricketer considers it an honour to play with players like Jhu- lan Goswami, Arjuna award winner and Mithali Raj. Thirush, a B.Com Corporate Secretaryship student from MOP Vaishnav, feels studies and cricket are both equally important. She spreads out her agenda and makes sure she does not miss out on either. She has set practical goals for her- self and wants to bring laurels to the country. As she moves on to her net pratice sessions, another young girl takes the run up: her sister Sugaraga- mini, who is already in the state team.

 

Thirush Kamini from Chennai is a rising star in women’s cricket

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10 FLICK ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008 The Last King of Scotland The black Mercedes presidential
10 FLICK ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008 The Last King of Scotland The black Mercedes presidential
10 FLICK ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008 The Last King of Scotland The black Mercedes presidential

The Last King of Scotland

The black Mercedes presidential limousine used in the film had actually been Amin’s.

American

used in the film had actually been Amin’s. American Idol’s 4th judge Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul

Idol’s 4th

judge

Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson have company

A merican Idol has added song- writer and producer Kara Dio-

Guardi as a fourth judge, joining Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, the Fox network said on Monday. DioGuardi has written and produced songs for many music stars including pop stars Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera as well as past ‘Idol’ win- ners Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson, and she has received several awards in recent years.

Reuters

Brosnan and the Tank Engine P ierce Brosnan is all set to lend his voice
Brosnan and
the Tank Engine
P ierce Brosnan is all set to
lend his voice to the
big-screen adventures of British icon, Thomas the Tank
Engine.
The movie is a new feature-length special, Thomas &
Friends: The Great Discovery, which will be released in
Australian cinemas in early November.
The movie goes on about Thomas and his friends
Gordon, Percy and new character Stanley discovering
new locations and embarking on exciting adventures,
including a scrape with a very stinky cheese.
Hoyts cinemas will hold blue carpet premieres in
Sydney and Melbourne, and will screen the movie in
selected cinemas around the country from November
2.

Thomas & Friends was first broadcast in 1984 and was created by the Rev W. Awdry to keep his son entertained while bedridden with measles. Brosnan is not the only star who has lent his voice to the classic children’s show – he follows in the footsteps of former Beatle Ringo Starr and actor Alec Baldwin.

ANI

Daniel’s dumb luck

D aniel Radcliffe (19) has claimed that the success he has so far achieved can be credited to

“dumb luck”. The Harry Potter star had shot to fame at the age of 11 after winning the role in the movie versions of J.K. Rowling’s children’s books, but he insists that his success is down to a combination of good fortune and hard work. “I got where I am by dumb luck. You only deserve what you have if you work hard. I know most actors hoped for a job, and then found themselves between jobs. For me, it was a great job at 11,” China Daily reported him as saying. “I’m a person who got lucky very young, but I was brought up with a work ethic – show up on time, work hard and do your lines,” he stated. Radcliffe, however, does admit that he would not have been able to make it so far had his parents not allowed him to commit to the franchise. “‘No, absolutely not’, is what they said when I was younger, but they’re pleased now,” he added.

ANI

franchise. “‘No, absolutely not’, is what they said when I was younger, but they’re pleased now,”
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 11 Trisha in Marmayogi? Sameeksha turns baddie Actress Sameeksha who made
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
11
Trisha in Marmayogi?
Sameeksha turns baddie
Actress Sameeksha who made her
debut in Arya’s Arindhum Ariyamalum
is doing a negative role in Karthigai.
The latest buzz is that Trisha has
been roped in for Marmayogi and
the actress has signed call sheet for
100 days.
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tween a mother and a son. Ramya
Nambeesan from Mollywood is
doing a prominent role in the
movie. This will be her next
Kollywood venture after Ra-
man Theydiya Seethai.
Directed by M.A.Venu,
the movie is said to be an
emotional entertainer.
Alex Paul debuts as music
composer. Lyrics are
penned by Jayantha.
The songs are sung by
Prasanna, Rahul Nam-
biar, Navin, Binny
Krishnamurthy and
Saindavi. Pandhayakozhi
will hit the theatres by
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hit the theatres by the end of September. ■ C ine C ity Priyadarshan to remake
Priyadarshan to remake Children of Heaven Director Priyadarshan is planning to remake the famous Iranian
Priyadarshan
to remake Children of Heaven
Director Priyadarshan is planning to remake the
famous Iranian film Children of Heaven, which won
many awards at International Film Festivals.
Darsheel Sabari, who won rave reviews in Taare
Zameen Par directed by Aamir Khan, will be playing
the lead role in the movie. Priyan is currently
involved in the remake of Malayalam film Katha
Parayumpol in Hindi as Billu Barber, starring Shah
Rukh Khan and Irfan Khan in lead roles.
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Ramya Krishnan gets busy Looks like actor Ramya Krishnan is all set to take tinsel
Ramya Krishnan
gets busy
Looks like actor Ramya Krishnan is all
set to take tinsel town by storm. The
latest news is that Ramya will be the
female lead role in the Telugu flick
Tea Samosa Biscuit and would also be
donning an important role in a Tamil
film. The film is titled Aarumugham
and directed by Suresh Krishna. It has
Bharath playing the lead and Ramya
in a negative role. Buzz is that she
charged Rs. three lakhs per day. Will
lady luck smile on her once again,
considering that she is returning to
the industry after a long hiatus.
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luck smile on her once again, considering that she is returning to the industry after a
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12 SCAN ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Free fall According to tv.com, Matt Damon got knocked
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Free fall

According to tv.com, Matt Damon got knocked out at his very first job at age 13, in which he had to ice skate. Why’d he fall? He didn’t know how to skate!

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A fter leaving Woh Rehne Wali Mehalon Ki, television actress Reena Kapoor makes a comeback
A fter leaving Woh Rehne Wali Mehalon
Ki, television actress Reena Kapoor
makes a comeback on the small
screen, this time on a reality show.
After a two-month absence, she will be
seen in Saas vs Bahu, a dance show to be
aired on Sahara One, where reel-life moth-
er-in-laws would be pitted against their
reel-life daughter-in-laws.
“I have no aptitude for dancing. Yet I
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“The older generation (saas) will this time
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of politics and you are under constant pres-
sure,” she says.
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Kapoor
Television
actress feels
reality shows
are more
difficult to do
than soaps
joins ‘saas vs bahu’
reality show
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Ben the 80-year-old tortoise has had a set of shoes made specially for him to protect his feet. The creature - who lives in Haverfordwest, West Wales - suffers from arthritis and can’t lift his legs sufficiently to walk properly.

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You might not be technically sound today. If you take up complex technical tasks today, you may get confused. So, best option is to work on simple tasks. Lovers might get a feeling of eternal love when they exchange sweet words with partner.

CANCER JUNE 21 - JULY 20

exchange sweet words with partner. CANCER JUNE 21 - JULY 20 Your presentation skills will be

Your presentation skills will be at their best today. The day is also favourable for solving technical issues. In light of all this, superiors might appreciate your work. This is the ‘best day of the month. Even your beloved will be very cooperative.

LEO JULY 21 - AUG 20

your beloved will be very cooperative. LEO JULY 21 - AUG 20 Projects at work today

Projects at work today will be shining a red danger light today. Be careful that you don’t start a new one or it might get delayed. You will want to spend romantic moments with your beloved. Ganesha feels that the day is good on the personal front.

VIRGO AUG 21 - SEPT 20

day is good on the personal front. VIRGO AUG 21 - SEPT 20 Your loveable self

Your loveable self will be in action at work today. This will make your relationships placid and will make your work easier and more fun. In personal front, you will have very friendly terms with your partner. In short, the day is very favourable for you.

LIBRA SEPT 21 - OCT 20

the day is very favourable for you. LIBRA SEPT 21 - OCT 20 Want to earn

Want to earn plus points on your performance today? Don’t let the creative bug inside you go to sleep. An emotional conflict is on the cards, but it can be avoided with a compromise within you. Pay more attention if domestic life seems demanding.

SCORPIO OCT 21 - NOV 20

if domestic life seems demanding. SCORPIO OCT 21 - NOV 20 Thank your lucky stars today!

Thank your lucky stars today! You will be able to wind up your routine work quickly and that too without any hassles or worries. You will be head over heels for your beloved today. Ganesha thinks the day is super cool for you from all aspects.

SAGITTARIUS NOV 21 - DEC 20

cool for you from all aspects. SAGITTARIUS NOV 21 - DEC 20 Unfortunately, Hard work may

Unfortunately, Hard work may not help you getting your work done on time. This might make you apprehensive about others at your work place. In matters related to the heart, you might be very passionate but there are chances of conflicts.

CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 20

there are chances of conflicts. CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 20 Every single moment of the

Every single moment of the day might seem heavy to you. Unfortunately, this might lead to anger towards others. Ganesha feels that your sour mood might make you selfish in the wrong manner. Watch your emotions, suggests Ganesha.

AQUARIUS JAN 21 - FEB 20

your emotions, suggests Ganesha. AQUARIUS JAN 21 - FEB 20 You seem to be working at

You seem to be working at top gear today. This speed may result into late hours at work. It will pay you good dividends. Gastric troubles might bother you today. Ganesha warns you not to ignore your love life or it might create unwanted confusions.

PISCES FEB 21 - MARCH 20

might create unwanted confusions. PISCES FEB 21 - MARCH 20 You might wake up whistling a

You might wake up whistling a happy tune today. You may feel fresher than a daisy today. You will guide others and will also utilize guidelines given by others. Lovers will have a ball today evening. Single guys might find someone who will steal your heart.

Predictions by Bhavesh N. Pattni

16 ! ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008
16 !
ERGO Wednesday, August 27, 2008
PHOTO: S.S. KUMAR scale. Promos are an integral part of suc- show Fridays, for Vijay
PHOTO: S.S. KUMAR
scale. Promos are an integral part of suc-
show Fridays,
for Vijay said:
TV “The
on Thursdays
SWETHA GANESAN AND V.LOKPRIA
cess that
for to any
show
all it’s the
and
manner in
mo
tempts
the after
audience
to pro-
stay
glued
the
show.”
which the whole thing is done does not
seem like a reality show but like that of a
look. men
Balloons
adorned
the reflec-
rusty
walls,
dancers
swarmed
place,
T he rugged Binny Mills wore a festive
light
were setting
up the
the
The energy level of the dancers was
high. The fact that the shoot was from
6:30 a.m did not dampen their spirits, the
tors and there was Ramya, anchor of the
movements
only
got
better
as
time
show,
diligently
practising
her the
steps.
It was
close to 2.30
p.m. and
relent-
progressed.
It was difficult for the crew of Vijay TV
less Chennai sun was beating down the
dancers. We were there to witness the
promo shoot of Vijay TV‘s “Ungalil Yaaru
to
manage
the
crowd
as
there
were
around 300 dancers in the location. “I am
mainstream movie. This is the first time I
am anchoring a reality show.”
Speaking in between the shoot, dance
Master Sridhar said he was very happy to
be associated with the project. He said a
lot of new talents surfaced through these
kinds of shows.
“I am surprised that there are more
Swetha the
Ganesan
V.Lokpria
very excited
part of this
promo
than
2,000
participants
from
Chennai
shoot,”
Maya, to a be contestant
shortlisted
behind
scenes and
of Vijay
TV’s go
Adutha Prabhu Deva”.
The heat and humidity notwithstand-
ing, dance master Sridhar was relentless
as he choreographed the promo. Raj, the
from Chennai Zone, said. “I have never
done
before;
the ‘Vava
experience
is just
alone. Out of them, 200 have been shor-
tlisted.” After breaking away from the
tete-e-tete, Sridhar finally okayed a shot
“Ungalil Yaaru Adutha Prabhu Deva”
to find out just how much goes into
mind
blowing.”
producer
of
the
show, the
was promo
beaming
The this
promo
song
Nee Aadava’
about
the scale
at which
was
being shot.
“This is the first time that a promo is
was composed and sung by Jack. It’s a
50-second promo. Ramya of ‘Kalakka Po-
making a television promo
vathu
Yaaru’
fame,
who
anchors
the
after many, many, many takes.
He was all smiles, looking at the mon-
itor.
The song was still reverberating inside
Binny Mills as we made our exit. ■
being shot being shot at such a grand