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Sunday, October 11, 2009


This is the second edition of the blog for the sports quiz . I was able to answer most of them but many were tricky . Start guessing the answers by dropping in your comments below . People who have watched the sports quiz in Podhigai channel ignore this post , give a chance to others to guess .
Happy Guessing and Quizzing ...

1.What was special about the Zimbabwean tour of Australia in the year 2003 - 04 .(something to do with Zimbabwe Team )

2.Find the footballer in the anagram
Clue : He plays for an Indian club , he is a foriegner .

3.A frisbee tournament was held in Chennai Marina (not sure) recently , My question is what is the actual name for a FRISBEE called as ( a specific name pl ... think it is easy )

4.Which boxer defeated M.C.Marykom in the recently concluded National Boxing Championship . Marykom`s unbeaten winning streak came to an end .

5 .Who is the newly appointed coach of Mumbai Indians ?

6. In which city will be the Snooker Championships held this november ?


8.TESTING TIMES is the autobiography of which cricketer .

9.Who is the richest man with a stake in British Football ( this is a googly ...) ?

10. Identify ( a sitter )

11. 2012 ::: London
2016:::______( fill in the blanks )

12. Identify and name it ( pl do not say it is a tiger)

Post your answers in the comment column giving the question number .

Sunday, October 4, 2009

SPORTS QUIZ ...(DATED 3.10.09 )

Hello people
These are the questions taken from Sports Quiz shown every saturday ( 10:15 p m -11 00 pm ). I am a very big fan of this show and the quiz master Dr. Sumanth . I have tried compiling a few questions from the show yesterday (3.10) , a few questions are really good , people who are interested in answering , comment below the blog mentioning the question number . Have a nice time quizzing

Here are the questions

1.Which sportsman became the first to earn 5000 crores of total money . ( Hint : not a cricketer )

2.Which pair holds the highest partnership for any wicket for Australia ( people following the champs trophy will get this )

3.Tough one
Tatenda Taibu 713 / 3
Hashan Tillakaratne 671 / 4
Adam Parore 650/5
Godfrey Evans 659/8

4.What was unusual about the flag bearers of Common Wealth Games during the period 1930 - 1950 .

5. Connect
Arshad khan , Rana Naved ,Wajatullah Wasti , Mansoor Ahmad

6. Who is the cricketer who is eligible to play for three teams in this Champions League ?

7.Identify this Indian foot ball club shown below


9. Toughie
What is the term used in Baseball to denote a position player whose batting average falls below a threshold of .200 .

10. If it is Royal Challengers for Bangalore and DareDevils for Delhi ____________ is the city named Sharks .

11. What was special about the victory over South Africa in the group game , ( this happened to them for the first time)

12. Which Indian`s name means "Little Brother" in his native language .


Saturday, October 3, 2009


I am posting this a day late , last evening i was very lucky to get the tickets for a movie titled Thiru thiru Thuru thuru ( by the way for the people who are puzzled the movie is taken in tamil !! ) . The first moment i heard about this movie , made my imaginative side of the brain to work . I made a lots of guesses but i found everything wrong when i watched it on screen . A special thanks to my father`s friend who was kind enough in getting the tickets ( that too in INOX !) .

So coming to the movie , it was actually worth a watch . To begin with ,the titles shown at the beginning of the movie was itself different to start of with . The story even though was predictable maintained its tempo throughout . The hero and the heroine , both newcomers ( I do not remember the names ) did a good job in handling their respective characters . Veteran Mouli played a good supporting role . The director a lady did a commendable job in handling these characters .

The story revolves about a Advertising firm owned by Mouli and the ad they plan to produce for Johnson and Johnson ( baby ads ) , the hero lands himself in trouble when he finds a baby from an accident and makes use of the baby to finish the ads . Later he finds that the baby had been kidnapped by a Mafia ( not really - a bunch of comedians !!) , the last twenty minutes are predictable where both the hero and the heroine tries to find the parents of the baby and also get the agreement signed from them for making the baby act in their ads .

The movie has a very simple story line and one is assured of a laugh riot . Some of the scenes which stood in my memory were ,at the beginning when the hero inserts the wrong CD for the presentation and lands himself in trouble , the other instance when both the hero and the heroine torture the lady who kidnapped the baby (watch this scene i have not seen something like this before ) . The baby looks cute and makes life difficult for both the hero and the heroine .

So overall this movie was enjoyable , coming to the downside the music was a let down , the songs were a misplace all the times and even disturbed the flow of the movie .

This will be my rating , the movie gets

* * * out of a possible five stars .
I recommend this movie , when you do not get tickets for any other movie or in the case you want to laugh your heart out and forget your stress .
Pop corn gets over .

Friday, October 2, 2009


Last night saw cricket`s oscars been given away . This panel was headed by eminent cricketers which included Sunil Gavaskar , Clive Lloyd , Anil Kumble , Ravi Shastri to name a few . So an award is always a special recognition to your achievement . So this is how it all happened the following list shows the winners in the previous editions

2004-Rahul dravid
2005-Andrew Flintoff and Jacques Kallis
2006-Ricky Ponting
2007-Ricky Ponting(again!!)
2008-Shivnaraine Chanderpaul

So there were a lots of guess work going on for 2009 , i thought it will go to Gautham Gambhir , but my guess went completely went wrong , Mitchell Johnson walked away with top honours .

The other winners were
Gautham Gambhir :Test player of the year
Mahendra Singh Dhoni :ODI player of the year
Tillakaratne Dilshan :T20 player of the year
Peter Siddle :Emerging player of the year
Aleem Dar :Umpire of the year
Claire Taylor :women`s cricketer of the year
William porterfield :Associate player of the year
New Zeland Cricket team :Spirit of cricket year

So awards do not come just like that for the above achievers , here is a small run through of each of them

Mitchell Johnson : Johnson was a surprise choice for the title, he managed 80 wickets in 17 matches, he was the most prolific strike bowler of the year, and he also recorded his maiden Test century and an unbeaten 96 against South Africa.

Gautham Gambhir : He has been one of the most successful and consistent batsman last year . His numbers do the talking , India's star opener, Gambhir, after an impressive haul of 1269 runs at 84.60 in the eight Tests during the qualification period was named the Test Player of the Year.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni : He may have lost his midas touch , but his one day numbers are not showing that ,Dhoni played 24 ODIs during the voting period, scoring 967 runs at an average of 60.43 and strike-rate of 86.63, and also claimed 26 dismissals as he led India to 17 victories including a 5-0 demolition of England.To add on he was also the ODI player of the year in 2008 .

Tillakaratne Dilshan : He does look like a mini bomb ( explosive indeed ) , after capping a sensational World Twenty20 tournament in England in June with a show-stealing 96 off 57 balls against West Indies in the semi-final. His performance at The Oval, in which no other Sri Lanka batsman managed more than 24, included two sixes and 12 fours, and though Sri Lanka went on to lose the final to Pakistan, Dilshan was nevertheless named as the Man of the Tournament, with a total of 317 runs at 52.83.

Peter Siddle : He has been an active new kid on the block ,another aussie who keeps the pace battery going . After claiming 49 wickets at 28.93 in the 12 matches since his debut at Mohali in October 2008, including five-wicket hauls against South Africa at Sydney and England at Headingley, both of which led to memorable victories. Siddle beat his fellow Australia seamer, Ben Hilfenhaus, to the award, as well as England's Graham Onions and New Zealand's Jesse Ryder.

Spirit of Cricket: This was rightly given to the New Zeland cricket team , Daniel Vettori was a proud man , one should remember the incident he called back Paul Collingwood in a do or die game for New Zeland . According to me this team deserves this award .

So the best umpire for a change was given to Aleem Dar of Pakistan !! Simon Taufel missed out this time .

Indians can be proud after having received the best ODI and Test player awards . From here on the individuals need to strike a balance and play as a team to lift the 2011 world cup ( optimistic!)
Let us hope the best happens .

Thursday, October 1, 2009


So this title will be exclusively reserved for all movie reviews . It is nice starting of with a very good movie which i saw today . It was Kamal hassan starrer " UNNAIPOL ORUVAN " .

I was at first not interested in watching this movie , as i had watched the origninal hindi version "A WEDNESDAY " , this in fact was a brilliant movie which had roles played by Nasseruddin Shah and Anupam Kher .

But my boring classes made me to take a different decision altogether , five of my friends got together and we got tickets easily for the noon show in which the tickets according to me were really affordable (60 bucks ) .

So coming back to the movie , i had no expectation but i wanted to see Kamal Hassan`s role of a common citizen . One had seen him in ten avatars , a super hero , a romeo , but this was entirely a different role played by him . He did live up my expectation , i am not comparing him to Nasseruddin shah , but he did a splendid job as the movie revolved around him .

So the story here is the hero , it is built in a way that a first time watcher will be having a lot of great moments to enjoy . Kamal stands out in his dialogue delivery and the way he has approached the entire role . The supporting characters of Mohanlal , also is very well played , he indeed looks like a true policeman !

The topic of discussion taken in this movie is a common man`s anger towards terrorism and terrorist . It is a difficult topic to address in a movie , but the story is built in such a way that a super hero does not carry AK 47`s into a building or delivers lengthy punch dialogues !! but here the hero sits in a place makes phone calls and gets his work done . A very nice effort by the director here in highlighting the story very well .

Some of the dialogues really stand in my heart , the time Kamal explains about his anger towards the loss of human lives and the slapstick delivery of dialogue of not including his name into the voter`s list are note worthy . There are some real shockers in the movie , our C.M`s voice(mimicked anyway) and his own Gopalapuram residence are a few of them .

Shruthi Hassan stands out in her debut movie where she has scored the background score . Some parts of the movie are brilliant which is highlighted by the background score by her .

Overall the movie is a worth for your tickets , but i will not suggest this movie for a person who has seen "A WEDNESDAY " unless he is a die hard Kamal fan . The man of the movie is clearly Kamal Hassan by the way , followed by Mohanlal .

So this is my final rating
* * * * out of a possible 5 stars

but Kamal Hassan get 5 on 5 hands down .