Indian music maestro A.R.Rahman bagged two Grammy Awards for Slumdog Millionaire.
Following are the categories for which Rahman was given two Grammy Awards.
- Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture
- Best Song Written For Motion Picture
Let us all wish him best of luck to bag more Double Awards.
Few weeks back we have published an article about Google Chorme Ads in London streets.
Given below is one of the advertisement posters fount in London Tube station. Checkout the contradictory statement given by Google Chrome in the Ad.
Not sure whether this is corrected or not.
The following picture was created by Prof. Vijay Navale and Mahesh Narke. This is a brilliant piece of work that shows all possible Career Paths existing in Indian Educational system.
One fine day in London, a Sikh was walking down the road and he passes by the Indian embassy, as he was passing by he saw the Indian flag hoisted on the high pole right in front of the embassy.
Now as patriotic Sardars are, he saluted the Indian flag and was about to walk away when a British standing by stopped him and asked him why he saluted Indian flag.
The British told the Sikh, the Indian flag does not represent any colour of Sikhism in the flag; the saffron is of Hindus, Green for Muslims,White for Jains, the Dark blue circle for Buddhists.
As to why he was saluting, the answer was quite simple because it took lots of sacrifices by the Indians including Sikhs to gain the freedom and the right to hoist the flag of Independent India anywhere.
As to what represents the Sikhs, the Sardar asked the British, “Do you see that 20 foot high pole with the help of which the Indian flag is strutting high in the air ? ”
The British said, Yes… So ?
Well Mate, the Sardar replied, that Pole Represents Us !!!
Source : VJ
The above story is given by VJ in the comment section of “History of Indian Flag”. I thought it would be better if I published in a separate post.
Design Indian Currency Symbol
Most of the countries have identification symbols for their currency. $ is for U.S Dollar, £ for GBP, € for Euro etc.,
But Indian currency, Rupee, does not have a unique identification symbol. So for, Rs has been used to denote the Indian currency and there is no official symbol to identify the Indian Currency.
Recently Government of India – Ministry of Finance announced Competition for Design to finalize an official identification symbol for Indian currency.
This would be a great opportunity for all artists and designers to take part in this historical competition.
Are you not an artist? No worries, still you can take part in the historical event.
Economic Times came up with a set of currency designs that are designed by it’s designers. This has been released to public to select the best design out of the set.
All these designs along with the public view will be sent to Ministry of Finance. Visit the following link to select your own symbol from the set.
Select the rupee symbol by Economic Times
Last date for submitting your own designs to Ministry of Finance is 1:00 pm IST – 15 Apr 2009.
Google India Election Centre
15th General elections of India – the largest democratic event in human history. All public News Channels, leading News Papers have already got into the discussion and conducting so many surveys. Google also joins in the row to have election fever.
Google today, 06 April 2009, announced the launch of the Google India Elections Centre in partnership with Hindustan Times. This is a milestone in Indian election history.
Google India blog says,
People from across India can use the centre to do the following:
- Confirm their voter registration status
- Discover their polling location
- View their constituency on a map
- Consume relevant election-related news, blogs, videos, and quotations
- Evaluate the status of development in their constituency across a range of indicators
- Learn about the background of their Member of Parliament and this year’s candidates
This website is available in two languages – English and Hindi
Visit the website Google India Election Centre – Lok Sabha 2009 to explore more.
First Indian who won two Oscars
Indian composer A R Rahman created history by becoming the first Indian to bag two Oscars for his work in British filmmaker Danny Boyle’s much acclaimed “Slumdog Millionaire”.
He ended the acceptance speech by saying “Ella pugazhum Iraivanuke! – God is great!” in Tamil, something he says after winning every award.
“All my life I had a choice between hate and love. I chose love and I am here,” said Rahman after receiving his second golden statuette here.