Life shows no mercy for the weak. Cognizance about everythin has become mandatory to survive. Get a piece of everythin that life has in the offering ! i share all that i know to help others know what i know. we stay together , we survive. welcome to candor corner. know. share. survive. always with candor, Praveen Chandar

Friday, September 7, 2007

Looking for Car Insurance ? Turn to ADVANTAGE Auto Quotes

Hi everybody,

This is for all of you who are looking forward to getting your car insurance. In my quest for a potential insurance policy renderer, I just happened to visit the official webite of the ADVANTAGE AUTO QUOTES. Three important features of this website allured my interest and zero-in on this site for all my insurance policy solutions. Firstly, when you visit a website, its layout and the use of color palette must easily and invitingly be absorbed by you. And, the ADVANTAGE AUTO QUOTES website's homepage simply does that in the best possible way. With a resplendent red flavor and formal text style, it drew into its lucidly presented world without any hiccups. It immedaitely made me feel definitive about the content of the website. You can see it for yourself here :

http://www.advantageautoquotes.com/

Secondly, once you get allured into a website for a purpose as serious as looking for insurance solutions ( and not for something like hunting for Hollywood actresses' pictures !!), the content of the website definitely matters. And, ADVANTAGE AUTO QUOTES hits the bullseye yet another time. The powerful content and the plethora of choices and solutions it offers you did not belie the splendid presentation which mesmerizingly beckoned me in. This website is totally economical and understands the customer's needs. It allows the various insurance companies to compete with each other to give you the best and the modest price on not only cars, but also trucks and SUV irrespective of the countenance of your driving record. I found them to be offering the best rates that are the cheapest and the most affordable auto insurance policies you can find around. And the interesting part is that it caters to all types of drivers, which ranges from hard to place teenage drivers to those who have an excellent and immaculate driving record. Now , does'nt that sound exciting ??! Since there are hundereds of companies competing to serve you the best, ADVANTAGE AUTO QUOTES does not encumber you with the overwhelming task of selecting a company, it strikingly alleviates this problem by taking you through an easy procedure in selection based on your type of coverage. See it for yourself:

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And thirdly, and most importantly, the website offers an AUTO INURANCE QUOTE FORM,
which justs requests you to enter the name of your state and it takes you through a simple series of steps which lead to the perfect solution to your insurance problems. To make things better, the site also offers you to request for multiple quotes on all types of automotive insurance policies. Some of the companies that they work closely with are AIG, Allstate, Kaiser Permanante, and Liberty Mutual apart from smaller companies like Response insurance and The Hartford. The website gives you a complete portal of what affects your insurance rates and how it is manipulated, giving you a clear picture as to help you lower rates as much as possible. The following link contains 11 factors taht influence your insurance rates :

http://www.advantageautoquotes.com/lowering_rates.php

I now admit, whole-heartedly, that my sojourn in quest for the perfect insurance solution provider has come to an end. Kudos to ADVANTAGE AUTO QUOTES. So what are you waiting for ? Looking for AUTO insurance, head the ADVANTAGE way !

Thursday, September 6, 2007

'ESCAPE'

Hi guys and gals,

here is one poetry that was not really appreciated by my peers, more because they considered my other works mcuh superior, when compared to this one, which so ironically happens to be one of my favorites !! What I wanted to bring in this poetry was the extent of the impact of how claustrophobic a feeling like loneliness and bondage can have on a person. I have written it in first person perspective. To all those who might wonder why I had commenced this poem with 'And I am....' , and whether there was a first part or a prequel to this one...!!, well, no, it is basically to elucidate the protracted longing for emanciaption, of the mind, and soul.

Escape :

And I am locked up in a place
where no one else has the right
to be. I’ve written so much,
my walls are empty. I dreamt of dreams
where nightmares are insect bites.
I’ve done things to get other things
off my mind. I have escaped
from the reality I once thronged.
And I’ve seen people virtually invisible
as I am. But we are locked up in our own cells
away from each of our identity.
Although we all share one thought…
adding another helpless malaise soul
in this world.

Composed By,
Praveen Chandar.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

"Oh Day of Fire and Sun"

Hi people,

Here is a little poetry from my kitty. I actually din't know how to end it. I could think of so many things, but not one was cogent enough to fit into as the last lines of this metaphysical interpretation of the Fire and Sun, usually perceived as violent and torrid.

Oh day of fire and sun,
Pure as a naked flame,
Blue sea, blue sky and dun
Sands where he spoke my name;

Laughter and hearts so high
That the spirit flew off free,
Lifting into the sky
Diving into the sea;

Oh day of fire and sun
Like a crystal burning,
Slow days go one by one,
But you have no returning.

Composed by,
Praveen Chandar.

The Official A R Rahman Website

hi to all you Rahman fanatics,

There is good news for everybody. Finally, the Official website of the 'Mozart of Madras' (as quoted by the TIME magazine) A R Rahman, has been re-hosted by his team after the long hiatus following the closing down of the site 'bombaydreams.com' and 'arrahman.in' for renovation. The new website has an elysian feel to it, with the moving clouds taking you closer to heaven, an effect or feeling that is very close to the one that burgeons in us when we listen to his works.

The web address is :

http://www.arrahman.com

The website provides detailed information on the awards, accolades, and nominations received by the legend, his biography, discography and also information on the his future endeavours.

A lot of websites have been hosted by his fans, so far, which have already provided information on his career and biography. This website, being official, is void of any spoof and contains precise information especially on his future projects and also about the singles and international projects he is involved in, which includes Shekar Kapur's 'GOLDEN AGE', the sequel to his Oscar-Winning 'Elizabeth' in 2000, and also the Kaizad Gustad directed "Beth and Beatrice" that is due for release in Jan 2008.

The website is not complete. It is still in the embryonic stage with only the 'The Journey' category open. The rest read 'Coming Soon'. The home page allures you with those clouds, that breeze which carries the clouds, blowing almost straight into you, and the ever-soothing music ( I have not heard that music piece before ) that goes on an 'eternal' loop, taking you through the skies without hurldes or even jerks !!

And, apart from all the trivia and chronological listings, you also get to download some cool wallpapers of the 'Isai Puyal'. The wallpapers are new and have been created exclusively for the launch of the website.

Keep checking out the site for updates.

Think Music. Think Rahman.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

AK-47 !!

Hi guys, here is somethin you'd have always wanted to know but never knew whom to ask or where to find information about. Cognizance about everything, good or bad, is necessary in today's world with ever increasing life complexity. AK-47 is an assault rifle that we have heard of, seen all the baddies sport in the movies, be it Sylverster Stallone in Rambo or be it Arnold in Commando, I have always been inquisitive about how and where the AK-47 actually evolved and what it actually is. Here is somethin if you want to know more.

The AK-47 , short form for Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947, is an assault rifle was used in most Eastern block countries during the Cold War. Adopted and standardized in 1947, it was designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov and originally produced by Russian manufacturer Izhevsk Mechanical Works. Compared with most auto-loading rifles of World War II, the AK-47 is compact, of comparative range, moderate power, and capable of selective fire. It was one of the first true assault rifles and, due to its durability and ease of use, remains the most widely used assault rifle. More AK-type rifles have been produced than any other assault rifle type.

During the Second World War, the Germans developed the assault rifle concept, based upon knowledge that most firefights happen at close range, within 300 meters . The power and range of contemporary rifle cartridges was excessive for most small arms firefights. As a result, armies sought a cartridge and rifle combining submachine gun features (large-capacity magazine, selective-fire) with an intermediate-power cartridge effective to 300 meters. To reduce manufacturing costs, the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge case was shortened, the result of which was the lighter 7.92 x 33 mm Kurz .

Russia has repeatedly claimed that the majority of these manufacturers produce AK-47 without a proper license from IZH. The Izhevsk Machine Tool Factory acquired a patent in 1999, illegalising manufacture of the Kalashnikov rifle system by anyone other than themselves. However, nearly one million AK-47 assault rifles are manufactured illegally each year. Throughout the world, the AK and variants are among the plethora of commonly-smuggled small arms that are sold to governments, rebels, criminals, and civilians alike, with little international oversight. This trade ensures a ready supply of inexpensive weapons to a number of conflicts, including (but certainly not limited to) the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia.

It is now also made in Pakistan's semi-autonomous areas. It is widely used by tribes in Africa like the Hamar, amongst others.

Stop the Yawning !

Hi guys and gals,
This is one of the rarest topics to have been treaded on !
Yeah, I'm talking about YAWNING !!

Given the increasingly fast-paced, high-stress world we find ourselves in, it seems like the “yawn” should have become a relic from our past. But as long as things like waiting in line, bad theater and mindless busy work continue to exist, the “yawn” will continue to be a staple of modern life. And although it’s inevitable that many of us find ourselves in a yawn-inducing situation, that doesn’t mean there aren’t various practices and habits that minimize how many times we succumb to our boredom.

So now you’re asking yourself, “What are these habits that will prevent me from yawning and who do I have to beat up in order to obtain them?” But don’t worry, these habits don’t need to be obtained via a pair of bloody brass knuckles

Life is not always peaches and cream. No matter how much you feel in control, there will always be situations and circumstances that are out of your grasp. Work, friends, family, and spousal responsibilities sometimes conflict with your own wants and supersede your own plans. Sometimes, this leads to what may be the least-anticipated moment in your life -- the "boring event."

During a boring event, time ticks by slowly, your mind wanders and comes up with the most random thoughts, and you try to devise ways of escaping the dreaded situation.

Well, fortunately for all you bored men out there, your scheming time is now over. I have broken down the typically boring events that men encounter into four categories -- friends, work, girlfriend, and family -- and will tell you exactly how to make time pass painlessly.

Sometimes, we get our arms twisted into doing things we actually don't want to do; heading to a friend's party that you know is going to be a downer is one of those times. Since you're close with the host, you can't just get up and leave. Why not try to liven up the gathering by stocking up on alcohol and getting especially sloshed? There are times when getting a good buzz on is called for, and this may be one of them.

Being caught in a movie theater watching the latest Hollywood stinker is simply no fun. When you make plans with friends to see the flick and perhaps get a drink afterward, it's even worse.
If you're with a platonic girl friend, you could always try to liven up the relationship and make a move, but if you're not down with that (or if you're with a dude), there are other ways to salvage the night, short of walking out of the theater. You can always try sneaking into the latest action flick.

Trifle your Yawns !

"I Thought of You"

I thought of you and how you love this beauty,
And walking up the long beach all alone
I heard the waves breaking in measured thunder
As you and I once heard their monotone.

Around me were the echoing dunes,
beyond meThe cold and sparkling silver of the sea --
We two will pass through death and ages lengthen
Before you hear that sound again with me.

Things People Really Shouldn't Do At The Movies

Hi guys,
I'd been to the theatre today to watch 'The Simpsons Movie' for the third time. This time I had gone with m best friend. I thought it would be one of the best experiences in recent times because I so much wanted to watch this film with him, but it turned out to be anything but that !! Guess who is responsible ?? The movie goers !! Not all, but just a few . And, those few and the annoying gesticulations are enough to get on your nerves and mar the experience totally ! I quickly got back home and enumerated a list of things that should strictly not be done at the theatre. Well, If I owned a theatre, I would make these mandatory !!

1. Come late
2. Then talk loud about where to sit
3. Eat loud
4. Bang the back of other people's seats (particularly if you also did 1 and 2)
5. Sit right next to people you don't know when more than three quarters of the cinema is empty
6. Provide a loud running editorial about what is happening in the movie
7. Not leave the cinema when you have a coughing fit
8. Stand up in the middle of the movie ... I mean at least move or leave
9. Crackle your packets of whatever you are eating (especially if you are also committing number 3)
10. Realise you are in the wrong movie long after it starts
11. Slurp the end of your drink
12. Leave your mobile phone on (especially if you have one of 'those' ring tones)
13. Answer your mobile phone (especially if you also did number 12)

Hope you got that !!

I would Live in your Love

Hi all,
Here is a small poetry. I could not think of other ways to protract this emotional effusion. I then convinced myself that its beauty so intangible lied in its brevity. Here it is for you :

I Would Live in Your Love

I would live in your love
as the sea-grasses live in the sea,
Borne up by each wave as it passes,
drawn down by each wave that recedes;
I would empty my soul
of the dreams that have gathered in me,
I would beat with your heart as it beats,
I would follow your soul as it leads.

Composed By,
Praveen Chandar.

Organizing your Car

Hi guys and gals,
organizing your car ??!!!
yes, I'm talking about organizing your car !

It is pleasurable experience to watch our car organized and appreciated by others. It gives you a confident outlook and it effaces any trace of uneasiness or diffidence that you may have in your morning air.

The Front Seat Organizer provides unparalleled flexibility, with 3 fully reconfigurable dividers, as well as outside pockets for PDA's, notepads, phones etc. The top flips up to form a tray tat keeps pens, your phone or breakfast from sliding off the seat. Its durable construction will stand up to the toughest daily commute or client road trip.

Leftover coffee? Soft drinks? How do you handle those in your car? Puff 'n Stuff offers an all-in-one solution to keep your car tidy. Now you can have a leakproof trashbag and a standard sized box of tissues within easy reach when you're on the go. Hide the unsightly trash with a snap of the spring-loaded frame. Sealed seams and reinforced, waterproof 600-denier packcloth eliminate leaks and drips. Tuck wipes or drinks into the convenient mesh pockets.

The car has become like a mobile dining room with family outings, commuting, drive-thru dinners - life on the road can generate a lot of trash. Drivers can now contain the mess with TrashStand Floor Litterbag Compact, a family-sized litterbag. The 600-denier pack cloth is made fully leak-proof with a sealed vinyl liner that wipes clean with a swipe. The sturdy lid can be closed to hide the mess and it cleans up with just a wipe. It holds up to 2 gallons of trash!

Pack your drinks, snacks and lunch in this innovative Car Cooler and you'll never settle for drive-thru again. Designed with the driver in mind, hand side flaps let you reach inside without taking your eyes off the road. Hangs from the headrest and can be reached by the driver whether it's in the front or back. One-handed access, easy-clean surface and a sturdy lid. Of course, it's leakproof too!

God's Best Gift To Me - My Mom

God's best gift to me- MY MOM! This is such a cliched statement, yes! But, no one can mean it as much as I do. They see you cannot see God, instead he created this angel called MOTHER. I'm a very happy person today. No regrets. The reason is ONLY my Mom. She keeps me happy and she takes care of me like a 2 year old, when I'm going to be a 21 year old. She feeds me, she pampers me, she protects me, she still loves me when I take my anger out out on her, when I yell at her, she takes care of me, she's so supportive, she's encouraging, she's always there for me no matter how much we fight. Not that she doesn't fight.. LOL! I still do not understand how people can compare some stranger they suddenly meet out of the blue to their Mom or give them more importance? If anyone does, BE ASHAMED! Most of these people, if they find a better person, either better looking or any other reason, lots of possibility that they'd choose the better one over you, except a very few people. Mom's love is like a child's. The child's parents may say, "Don't cry, I shall get you a better toy. Forget this one." But the first impulse of the child is, 'I don't want a better one, I want THIS one.' This is the principle of Mom's love. There shall be no other - the unrepeatable, irreplaceable value of the object of love.

Sometimes when we cease to give the importance she deserves, we never realize it. And even if we do, in our own world we are, we ignore her needs. You think you know it all.. You think you can take care of yourself.. You make mistakes and don't respect her.. When you realize your mistakes, it becomes too late.There can no one in this whole wide world like your Mom. She doesn't love you for a reason. She loves you for what you are.. The sun shines everyday.. Why? Because it is something that's natural.. Not intentional.. Nothing decided that it should shine.. Similarly, a flower blooms.. Why? The same reason.. It does because it just does.. No reason.. Same is your Mom's love for you.. She loves you not deciding to love you or any circumstance or condition.. She loves because she just does and for what you are.. Nobody else can love you that way.. Treat your Mom, the way she deserves to be and betterThis blog is dedicated to my Mom- God's best gift to me..

Attract her silently !! ;)

Hey guys,

this is for you !

Ain't gettin your words right ? Have a starting problem ?! Not able to accost someone you are attracted to ?

Forget it. Take a break. This time, Let them swallow the trepidation ! you Chill !

There’s more than one way to communicate, and experts will tell you the majority of human communication is expressed through our actions and expressions. If this is the case, wouldn’t it be reasonable to assume we could spark interest and attraction without the benefit of words? A picture is worth a thousand words, and so is a meaningful look or a significant gesture. While you will, of course, have to speak eventually, it isn’t essential that the launching pad consist of verbal interaction. Women are generally considered the more sensitive sex -- for better or for worse -- and therefore they’re more likely to notice the little things, things typical men might consider trivial or superfluous. Take advantage of this by making the silent approach a projection of your personality and desire with the absence of words. Your goal, of course, is to land an actual verbal flirting encounter.

The well-rounded Player should be capable of such a task, especially when the human psyche often generates a first impression before the first words are uttered. You should know how crucial a first impression is, and you’re virtually ensuring a great one if you can nail the silent approach. She’ll remember the way you looked at her and the way you looked when she first saw you. If done smoothly, it should work wonders.

You can easily gauge her interest by her reaction. The situation is almost irrelevant; if you attempt to share common ground with only a look, the results in her eyes and facial reaction should be clear.

Bon chance !

How do you define a Cigarette ?!

Hi all,

Cigarettes have become ubiquitous in today's world with more teens joining the cancer potential clubs ! So, you smokers out there ever thought of a definition for those 120mm long burning bridges to hell ??

A cigarette is a product consumed via smoking and manufactured out of cured and finely cut tobacco leaves, which are combined with other additives, then rolled or stuffed into a paper-wrapped cylinder (generally less than 120 mm in length and 10 mm in diameter). The cigarette is ignited at one end and allowed to smoulder for the purpose of inhalation of its smoke from the other (usually filtered) end, which is usually inserted in the mouth. They are sometimes smoked with a cigarette holder. The term cigarette, as commonly used, refers to a tobacco cigarette but can apply to similar devices containing other herbs, such as cannabis. They are colloquially known as 'cigs', 'smokes', 'ciggies', 'cancer sticks', 'death sticks', 'coffin nails' and 'fags'.

Cigarettes are proven to be highly addictive, as well as a cause of multiple types of cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, circulatory disease and birth defects.
A cigarette is distinguished from a cigar by its smaller size, use of processed leaf, and white paper wrapping. Cigars are typically composed entirely of whole leaf tobacco.

The cigarette has evolved much since its conception; for example, the thin bands that travel transverse to the "axis of smoking" (thus forming circles along the length of the cigarette) are alternate sections of thin and thick paper to facilitate effective burning when being drawn, and retard burning when at rest. Synthetic particulate filters remove some of the tar before it reaches the smoker.

Smoke. Die Young.

Know Cancer

Hey all,

I know this is not the best of topics to blog on. But it is somethin that needs immediate attention. Lack of cognizance about cancer can lead to a lot of complications. Cancer is not hereditary, and it is not contagious. It does not conform to any medical rules. The healthiest of people could end up with cancer, you never know how and to what extent you will be challenged. Well, that is not to really scare you ! I just hope it helps to get you reading further.

Cancer is a disease characterized by a population of cells that grow and divide without respect to normal limits, invade and destroy adjacent tissues, and may spread to distant anatomic sites through a process called metastasis. These malignant properties of cancers differentiate them from benign tumors, which are self-limited in their growth and do not invade or metastasize (although some benign tumor types are capable of becoming malignant). Cancer may affect people at all ages, but risk for the more common varieties tends to increase with age.Cancer causes about 13% of all deaths.

While some people are reluctant to seek counseling, studies show that having someone to talk to reduces stress and helps people both mentally and physically. Counseling can also provide emotional support to cancer patients and help them better understand their illness. Different types of counseling include individual, group, family, self-help (sometimes called peer counseling), bereavement, patient-to-patient, and sexuality.

Cancer is a diverse class of diseases which differ widely in their causes and biology. The common thread in all known cancers is the acquisition of abnormalities in the genetic material of the cancer cell and its progeny. Research into the pathogenesis of cancer can be divided into three broad areas of focus. The first area of research focuses on the agents and events which cause or facilitate genetic changes in cells destined to become cancer. Second, it is important to uncover the precise nature of the genetic damage, and the genes which are affected by it. The third focus is on the consequences of those genetic changes on the biology of the cell, both in generating the defining properties of a cancer cell, and in facilitating additional genetic events, leading to further progression of the cancer.

The SCIENCE Of Love !!

Hi pals,


"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."

ya, agreed, that really feels saccharine to the senses !!

Ever thought of giving a scientific angle to the most celebrated emotion that binds and bonds all of us together ??

Love is a constellation of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong affection or profound oneness. The meaning of love varies relative to context. Romantic love is seen as an ineffable feeling of intense attraction shared in passionate or intimate attraction and intimate interpersonal and sexual relationships. Though often linked to personal relations, love is often given a broader signification, a love of humanity, of nature, with life itself, or a oneness with the Universe, a universal love or karma. Love can also be construed as Platonic love, religious love, familial love, and, more casually, great affection for anything considered strongly pleasurable, desirable, or preferred, to include activities and foods. This diverse range of meanings in the singular word love is often contrasted with the plurality of Greek words for love, reflecting the concept's depth, versatility, and complexity.

The definition of love is the subject of considerable debate, enduring speculation and thoughtful introspection. The difficulty of finding a universal definition for love is typically tackled by classifying it into types, such as passionate love, romantic love, and committed love. These types of love can often be generalized into a level of sexual attraction. In common use, love has two primary meanings, the first being an indication of adoration for another person or thing, and the second being a state of relational status. Love is an act of identifying with a person or thing, capable of even including oneself .

Love. Celebrate Life.

Martial Arts !!

Martial arts are systems of codified practices and traditions of training for combat. They may be studied for various reasons including combat skills, fitness, self-defense, sport, self-cultivation/meditation, mental discipline, character development and building self-confidence, or any combination of the above.

There is a great diversity and abundance of martial arts but, broadly speaking, martial arts share a common goal: to defeat a person physically or to defend oneself from physical threat. In some martial arts there is also a sense of spirituality.

While each style has unique facets that makes it different from other martial arts common characteristic of martial arts is the systemization of fighting techniques. One common method of training, particularly in the Asian martial arts, is the form or kata; these are sets or routines of techniques that are performed alone, or sometimes with a partner.
The word 'martial' derives from the name of Mars, the Roman god of war. A practitioner of martial arts is referred to as a martial artist.

The history of martial arts around the world is complex. Most groups of people have had to physically defend themselves at some time and have developed fighting techniques for that purpose. Development of many martial arts was related to military development, but many of those techniques have been rendered technologically obsolete over the centuries. In the modern day, most populations would be more likely to face adversaries wielding firearms than melee weapons during battle. Furthermore, the preservation of a martial art requires many years of teaching at the hands of a good instructor to pass on the art for a single generation.

Marty Matters !!

Hi guys,

In a long time, I had wanted to pay homage to this legendary HollyWood director who has been extolled as one of the greatest film-makers hollywood has ever produced. I'm a great fan of his. I took notice of Martin Scorsese pretty late I should say, that is after I accidentally got to watch "Taxi Driver", and I noticed that it packed a powerful message , a tale violently delineated on the screen with one of the best performances from Robert De Niro who later moved on to become one of the most celebrated actors of his time. If there is one word to describe Scorsese's films, it is "Hardcore Cinema, unparalleled" !!

Martin Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Flushing, New York. Through most of his life, his chosen career goal was to be a priest. However, he later had a change of heart, and decided instead to become a filmmaker. In 1964, he graduated from New York University from the film program. During the rest of the 60's, Scorsese made various student films, eventually becoming an assistant director and co-editor of the documentary Woodstock in 1970. This film, along with his others, caught the eye of veteran low budget producer Roger Corman. In 1972, Scorsese directed Boxcar Bertha for Corman. In 1973, he followed that up with his amazing feature, Mean Streets. As Walter Melnyk pointed out, that film provided benchmarks for the Scorsese Style: New York settings, loners struggling with inner demons, pointed-shoes rock meets opera soundtracks, and unrelenting cathartic violence.

In 1980, Scorsese made another film with Robert De Niro, Raging Bull. The film was an amazing, black and white biography of middleweight fighter Jake LaMotta which earned two Academy Awards. One for Best Actor - Robert De Niro, and one for Best Editing - Thelma Schoonmaker. Later, it was selected as best film of the decade by film critics, Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel. His next few works were King of Comedy in 1983 with Robert De Niro, After Hours in 1985, and in 1986, Paul Newman earned an Academy Award for his reprisal of the role of gambler Eddie Felson in The Color of Money. His next film was probably his most controversial to date, The Last Temptation of Christ which outraged some religious groups by attempting to portray a human son of God. In 1990, he directed the excellent film, GoodFellas. In 1991, he directed a remake of Cape Fear, a remake of the classic 1961 film. In 1993, he directed The Age of Innocence. Casino, his epic about the rise and fall of a mob figure in Las Vegas was released in 1995. In 1999, Scorsese released Bringing Out the Dead, an adaptation of Joseph Connelly's novel about an overworked, stressed ambulance driver fighting insanity. Scorsese has stayed busy over the years, directing Gangs of New York in 2002, and The Aviator in 2004, with The Departed in 2006, with an incredible cast, consisting of such talent as Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio (a Scorsese favorite of late), Martin Sheen, Matt Damon, and Alec Baldwin, and a great story concept, being of cross spies, one being in the Boston Police Department, and the other being in the Irish Mafia in Boston.

He finally won the coveted gold statuette for his latest Boston blood saga "The Departed" including the Best Picture and two other wins on the technical front.

Keep goin Marty !!

Are you Left brained or Right Brained ??!!

Hey guys and gals,
Got somethin really interesting.
Its something that we'd least think about or use.
well, I'm talkin about the BRAIN !!!

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.


The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

So, are you left-brained or right-brained ??

Patience- An anathema

We smile, we frown, we cry, we laugh, we sulk, we get annoyed, we get frustrated and we get ANGRY.. I get angry.. But I never cease to wonder why my anger takes over all the other emotions?! It does and I do not know what can be done about it. It goes beyond control.. There is not one person in this world till now with whom I've not lost my temper.. My Mom has most of the time been at he receiving end (sadly). Why? Why do I shout at everyone? Why do lose my temper easily? Why do I get angry when I see DUMB people? When I begin to think about it, I need trace my life almost 15 years back.. This obviously cannot be something that's come into me all of a sudden, can it? Was I ever controlled by anybody anywhere saying what I did was not right? NOPE! Did anybody ever control me when I yell at random people on the road because they don't drive or walk the way that wouldn't irritate me? NOPE! Were my lectureres able to say anything to me when I used to talk or snub back? Hell, NO!! Nobody did. Yeah, sometimes a few people did but not strong enough that I'd listen! I accept, I'm a brat! But hey! I'm only to brats.. I'm nice to people who're nice to me.

Yet, patience seems to be an anathema for me! To irritate me is probably the EASIEST thing you could do on this earth, and trust me, that's the truth! I don't have the slightest intentions of changing myself! I know I ain't perfect, but hey! who is? I love myself (mind you, not obsessed a like a few would misinterpret). Rarely do I understand that getting angry ain't good, not for others' but for myself.. I wish I could shut my mouth sometimes, really! And I hope soon!

Is Education a key?

Hi people, this is somethin that I've been musing about for ages.

Many people say education is a key, i've been wondering, a key to what?

success ?

fame ?

Respect ?

Well, i've never agreed to this subject. Education only makes one distinct and perfect and nothing more else. If education is a key to success, then can you tell me a very well educated wealthy person in the world? Is Bill Gates educated man? Well from my side of the world, all the people i know to be wealthier are not educated. For this, i dont agree education is a key to success.

Confident Body Language

Hi all,

Exuding Confidence is very important in creating the first impression. It speaks volumes about what we're made of. It also very important to take care that our body language does not deceive our otherwise true positives. Giving a confident posture and a non-nebular countenance helps in a lot of ways where there is not much room for verbal discourse. Body language plays a decisive role in communicating non-verbal information about us in various walks of life, so much that it could turn out to be detrimental if it is taken for granted or left dilapidated.

You can make yourself "seem" more confident (even if you are not) with a few body language tricks. Infact, it is very important to practice this. It is also more difficult to pose ourselves as confident in situations where we are actually struggling to get our wits together !

Stand tall. Keeping your shoulders back and holding yourself up to your full height will give you an air of confidence.

Take your hands out of your pockets.

Putting your hands in your pockets is often seen as a sign that you have something to hide, which directly is an insinuation to your diffidence.

Give a firm hand shake, do not make it conspicuously hard though !

Giving a meaningful smile is something that needs serious practice. It is also important to take care that the smile does not appear "rehearsed" or "affected".

Look into the eyes of the second person. Does not really mean staring into their eyes. Just a non-chalant glance at the region between his or her eyes does the trick.

Attire. This is something that needs some deliberation and I would even say research.

It is important to figure out which colors suit you, and more importantly the ones that do not !

Wear something that you would feel comfortable in and which also conforms to the local decorum.

Hope these tips will help you all .