SivajiTheBoss Trailer

Rajnikanth's latest film Sivaji is touted to be the most expensive Indian film till date. The film which is one of the most widely anticipated Tamil films in recent times releases on June 15. Here's an exclusive first look.

Enakkum Tamil kalaacharathoda oru ponnu venum.. lol ;p

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In belief lies strength

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Forbes 2007 : Malaysia’s richest get richer

Malaysia’s 40 richest business people are now worth a collective US$43 billion (US$1 = RM3.38), up 65 per cent from US$26 billion last year, according to Forbes Asia’s 2007 listing of the country’s wealthiest.

Tan Sri Robert Kuok remains the richest man in the country, worth US$7.6bil up from US$5.6bil last year, followed by tycoon T. Ananda Krishnan, who is worth US$7.4bil, up from US$4.6bil last year. Genting Group founder Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong is third richest with a net worth of US$4.3bil, an increase of US$1.5bil from last year. The list also includes AirAsia chief executive officer Datuk Tony Fernandes, ranked 24th and worth US$230mil while his co-founder and deputy Datuk Kamarudin Meranun is at number 31 and worth US$190mil.

There are eight new entries in the Malaysia Rich List – Among the new faces are Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir at number 28 and worth US$220mil, and Raja Datuk Seri Eleena Raja Azlan Shah at 25th position and worth US$228mil.

The Malaysia Rich List appears in the June 4 issue of Forbes Asia which is available on newsstands this week.

Sources and related links : The Star, NSTonline, Bernama

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The harder I work, The luckier I get

You can apply that to your own life, career and business as well. Look into the future a bit. Take the time to move yourself forward. If the indications are there, put in the extra effort to make something good even better, or bigger, or both. That's thinking big, and I'm no stranger to that concept and you shouldn't be either. I've had enough success to know that it works.

-Donald J. Trump

It has been a practice in most of the companies to give away diaries or planners to their employees in the beginning of the year. I received mine as well. And..yesterday afternoon as I was flipping through my Shell planner in the meeting room, I came across an interesting quote. The saying that printed in white on a page with a blue background sounds, "The harder I work, The luckier I get".

The quote was running in my mind for some time..I was trying to understand the hidden meaning behind that quote and how it works in our day-to-day life. Surprisingly, when I logged in to my email this morning, I found out that the quote appeared again in the Trump University newsletter that I have just received moments ago. There was an article written by Donald J. Trump with the title - The harder I work, The luckier I get. According to him, what Gary Player, the great golfer, said, "The harder I work, the luckier I get", remains solid nutshell advice that can apply to everyone.

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June 15 is the new date

'Sivaji' producer M.S. Guhan from AVM Studios said the release of the highly anticipated Rajinikanth film is being postponed due to some "technical difficulties and other small issues." He said to ease the pressure on them, AVM Studios decided to push the release date yet again.

The movie also got censored recently and was given a clean U certificate. The fans have already started their countdown for the d-day but disappointment is in store for the fans as the movie will be gracing the theatres only by mid June.

The new date seems to be final, as Mr. Guhan said AVM Studios has also released advertisements in newspapers. It better be a show that is worth waiting for!

Source : TheHindu, behindwoods

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Play to win

I have no idea why.. but, lately I am very much attached to books. May be because I have more free time - not like back in campus where tons of assignments and projects piled up on my desk, happily waiting for their due dates! So, now may be I can find more time for my reading and here is something interesting I want to share with you people.

Recently, I was reading the book "Why we want you to be rich", co-authored by Donald J. Trump - the world famous businees financial advisor and Robert T. Kiyosaki - well known personal finacial advisor.

While I was flipping through the pages, I came across an interesting case study on a problem encountered by Trump back in the early 1990s where Donald J. Trump stirred up a big controversy in Phoenix, Arizona. He wanted to build a luxury high-rise residential building on Camelback Road between 24th and 32nd Streets - one of the most sought-after locations in Phoenix. The problem was, Donald wanted to put up the tallest building in the city, and there were height restrictions. A controversy about the building raged for several years. Then in 1995, residents of the area voted that he would not be allowed to build his building.

To the astonishment of many people, Donald simply pulled out and did not pursue the matter further. And interesting to note, Donald was not disappointed in the outcome. “If I can’t build the tallest and best building, I don’t want to build,” he said. Plus at the time he was working on something even bigger and better, a spectacular new building in Dubai. “Why should I be upset with Phoenix when I am working on this?” he added. Donald could have battled on in Phoenix, won permission to build something smaller, and still made a lot of money from the project. But instead, he preferred to pursue larger dreams.

That underlying philosophy that Donald J. Trump applied in Phoenix - to pursue the biggest dream you can and not compromise which is also the thesis of the book: You succeed in life by pursuing big wins, not by avoiding small losses.

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The power of punctuation

An English professor wrote the words :
"A woman without her man is nothing"

and ask his students to punctuate it correctly.

All the males in the class wrote:
"A woman, without her man, is nothing"

All the females in the class wrote:
"A woman: without her, man is nothing"

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Muniandy Chinnadurai & Muthusamy Karuppiah

It has been a great weekend for me. I spent the whole of Saturday sleeping, relaxing and being a lazy bum ;D On Sunday, went to the UMIB kutty meet up at KL Central Starbucks . It was more of a lepaking and chit chating session. And of course.. as mentioned earlier, I bought The Secret as I was really looking forward to get a copy of it. And for now, here is something else that caught my attention since long ago.

It has been a trademark for Malaysian Oil & Gas company, PETRONAS to always come up with cool and creative advertisements during festive seasons. Their advertisements are always funny and play a perfect role in conveying messages that highlights great values and culture that has been forgotten in today's modern and fast moving world. Here is one of their famous advertisements which was aired during Deepavali. Personally, it's one of my favorites! ;D This advertisement not only makes me to laugh, but also to think where the today's generation is heading?

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Mother's Day - 13th May 07

God could not be everywhere and therefore He made mothers!

"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold,
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right,and right she'll always be

Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER"
A word that means the world to me..

Happy Mother's Day !!!

அம்மா என்றழைக்காத உயிரில்லையே..
அம்மாவை வணங்காது உயர்வில்லையே!

"அன்னையர் தின வாழ்த்துகள்!"

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Why doctors are getting paid more?

A mechanic was removing the cylinder heads from the motor of a car when he spotted the famous heart surgeon in his shop, who was standing off to the side, waiting for the service manager to come to take a look at his car.

The mechanic shouted across the garage,"Hello Doctor! Please come over here for a minute."The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic.

The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked argumentatively, "So doctor, look at this. I also open hearts, take valves out, grind 'em, put in new parts, and when I finish this will work as a new one. So how come you get the big money, when you and me is doing basically the same work?

The doctor leaned over and whispered to the mechanic...
"Try to do it when the engine is running".

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Minister appologises to Sheena

Referring to the latest updates from Rocky's Bru and Shanghai fish, MOSTI minister, Dato’ Sri Dr. Jamaludin b Dato’ Mohd Jarjis has offered an appology to Sheena Moorthy in Boston over the remarks he made during a lunch with Malaysian students in Los Angeles last week. Sometimes, little comments or actions can hurt or offend others. But it is really great to know that we have people like Dr. J that has the decency to appologize when he knew he made a mistake. It's not about who "won" or who "lost." It's all about keeping a strong relationship among the multi racial society in a country which is proudly celebrating its 50 years of nationhood.

It's hard to apologize as many of us are ashamed or have too much pride to put down our ego and seek appology. This is a great value we have to learn from Dr. J. All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes and we must learn from the mistakes of others since we can't possibly live long enough to make them all ourself.

It is hallmark of mature society that its people from different cultures can exist alongside one another without tension. If we have not done so 50 years after independance, it is a high time we learn how.

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The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Last week I came across an exclusive review about a book in Sunday Star. The review featured Malaysians who achieved amazing results when they used a formula called the ‘law of attraction’ from The Secret, an inspirational movie (and now book). As a person who has a great interest in personal psychology, metaphysics and brain science, I was quite attracted by the book as the review stated that the content of the book clearly focused on the law of attraction, the power of positive thinking and the effectiveness of visualisation.

The Australian author of The Secret, Rhonda Byrne, introduces the book by admitting, "A year ago, my life had collapsed around me". Rhonda says she stumbled on what she calls The Secret at the end of 2004. At the time, everything in Rhonda's life had fallen apart—physically, emotionally and financially—and she was in "total despair." Then her father died suddenly, and she was worried about her grief-stricken mother. "I wept and wept and wept, and I didn't want my daughter to see me sobbing," Rhonda says.

That's when Rhonda's daughter gave her a copy of The Science of Getting Rich, a book written in 1910 by Wallace D. Wattles. "Something inside of me had me turn the pages one by one, and I can still remember my tears hitting the pages as I was reading it," Rhonda says. "It gave me a glimpse of The Secret. It was like a flame inside of my heart. And with every day since, it's just become a raging fire of wanting to share all of this with the world." Through searching for answers in a variety of books new and old, she began to trace what she believed was a common thread in them all. She dubbed it the "Great Secret—The Secret to Life".

Byrne became convinced that this was the key to explaining the success of "the greatest people in history" As she started practicing this secret, Byrne says that her life immediately began to change in ways nothing short of miraculous. She decided to make a video called The Secret to share her discoveries with others. In March of 2006 it was released on the Internet, but soon went to DVD. The Secret DVD had spun off a book by the same title which Oprah Winfrey catapulted to the top of the charts in February of 2007.

As I check for today, The Secret is still the one of thr best selling book at MPH bookstores and I think it is a the must read book and I'm just waiting to get my copy this weekend. I shall come back soon to share The Secret story with you guys. For those who are already in touch with the book, I wish you could drop some thoughts here.

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Appology demanded from racist minister

Updates : Celebrating 50 years of Multi-Racial Nationhood

Just to share with you some updates on the remarks given by Dr.J, we were told by Dr. Sheela Moorthy that the press has met her in Boston to cover this issue. At the same time, Dato Seri Samy Vellu has shown his personal interest in this matter.

According to Bolehland, up to the date, complaints has already made to the following channels:

1. California Governor Mr.Arnold’s Office - who have advised on forwarding it to Senators etc.
2. Commision of Human Rights of USA
3. Malaysian Consulate LA
4. Various Cabinet Ministers of Malaysia
5. And other relevant people, busy bodies (like me) and you. ;p

Lim Kit Siang commented on this issue that Sheena Moorthy, a third-year Biotech Malaysian student in CALYPOLY, has formally written to the Prime Minister to complain against Jamaludin for the “totally uncalled-for racial insults”, citing the following instances:

Incident 1 - Each student had to briefly introduce themselves. When it came to her turn, while speaking he interrupted her and asked if she knew Samy Vellu, because he knows him. She did not see any relevance in that and he mentioned it a few times for no apparent reason.

Incident 2He gave a speech regarding how agriculture started in Malaysia. He mentioned how the British invested in Malaysia and made farmers work. Due to the lack of work force, “buruh India” was brought in. While mentioning this, he looked at her saying “that’s how we get Indians in Malaysia”.

Incident 3After saying he is going to get MARA to help the Bumiputra students, he looked at her and asked “How many Indians are here?” Sheena did not keep track of number of Indian students so she mentioned that in the room there were two (pointing to another Malaysian Indian friend, who is fair skinned) and Jamaludin looked at him and asked “Oh. You are an Indian? Which means you are an upper class Indian and she is the lower class one” (pointing at her). Jamaludin went on to say that, “Oh, I am not going to help upper class Indians, I only help the lower class ones. They are the ones that need it’.

This incident happened on 30th April 2007 @ 6.30pm at Belacan Grill Malaysian Restaurant, Redondo Beach, California - in front of a crowd of about 100 people including students, officials from the Malaysian Consulate, TPM, Tourism Malaysia, etc. But everyone is afraid and nobody is prepared to stand up to speak the truth. All right-thinking Malaysians should support Sheena’s demand for a public apology from Jamaludin.

The Blank Page will provide more informations as I get the updates from Sheela Moorthy herself or other related and relevant sources.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Multi-Racial Nationhood

Malaysian cabinet minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, YB Dato’ Sri Dr.Jamaludin Jarjis was alleged to have made statement that is seditious and demaning towards the Indians of the country in a talk in US. Apparently, Jamaludin made certain racist remarks about Indians being ‘buruh kasar’ and that light-skinned Indians as members of the higher class compared to dark-skinned ones.

The following email which sparked this issue was received from Dr.Sheela Moorthy and it was published in

" I am a Malaysian currently living in the USA. I am supporting the education of my sister who is enrolled at CalPoly, California. The reason I am writing this letter is to express my disgust and anger regarding comments passed by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Jamaludin Jarjis during a working visit to California recently.He was present at a gathering organised by the Malaysian Consulate for the students to meet him. The purpose of this meeting was for them to address any concerns or queries they had. Being away from home, we all know that we love to meet our fellow-countrymen regardless of what color or creed they may be. And being brought up in the true Malaysian way, we were thought to respect each other and look beyond the shallowness of skin color. "

Related articles by Prof P Ramasamy and Anon
Related UMIB Blogsites : Bolehland and Zorro-Unmasked

It is shame to such a beautiful country of ours to have such a minister , a federal cabinet minister , to have uttered such demeaning, ill-fated and seditious statement. As a Malaysian citizen, practising mutual respect among the various communities is crucial in maintaining peace and harmony in the nation's multi-racial society. We live in a diverse nation made up of many different cultures, languages, races, and backgrounds. That kind of variety can make all our lives a lot more fun and interesting, but only if we get along with each other. And to do that we have to respect each other. Treating people with respect makes your world a nicer place to live in, whether it's at home, at school, or out in your community. And it's easy - all you have to do is treat people the way you like to have them treat you. Here are a few ideas:

• Don't insult people or make fun of them.
• Listen to others when they speak.
• Value other people's opinions.
• Be considerate of people's likes and dislikes.
• Don't mock or tease people.
• Don't talk about people behind their backs.
• Be sensitive to other people's feelings.
• Don't pressure someone to do something he or she doesn't want to do.
• Try to learn something from the other person.
• Never stereotype people.
• Show interest and appreciation for other people's cultures and backgrounds.
• Don't go along with prejudices and racist attitudes.

And that is exactly what we call Celebrating 50 years of Multi-Racial Nationhood

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There was a millionaire who was bothered by severe eye pain. He consulted so many physicians and was getting his treatment done. He did not stop consulting galaxy of medical experts; he consumed heavy loads of drugs and underwent hundreds of injections.

But the ache persisted with great vigor than before. At last a monk who has supposed to be an expert in treating such patients was called for by the millionaire.The monk understood his problem and said that for sometime he should concentrate only on green colors and not to fall his eyes on any other colors.

The millionaire got together a group of painters and purchased barrels of green color and directed that every object his eye was likely to fall to be painted in green color just as the monk had directed.

When the monk came to visit him after few days, the millionaire's servants ran with buckets of green paints and poured on him since he was in red dress, lest their master not see any other color and his eye ache would come back.

Hearing this monk laughed said "If only you had purchased a pair of green spectacles, worth just a few rupees, you could have saved these walls and trees and pots and all other articles and also could have saved a large share of his fortune. You cannot paint the world green." Let us change ourvision and the world will appear accordingly. It is foolish to shape the world, let us shape ourselves first.

Lets change our vision.!!
A Blind person asked Swami Vivekananda: "Can there be anything worse than losing your sight?" He replied: "Yes, Losing your vision"

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