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Women = Problems ???

Do you agree with the math calculation below? 🙂 🙂 🙂


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Rakeysh Mehra’s Aamir-Soha starrer ‘Rang De Basanti’ is India’s official entry for the Oscars . This would also be Aamir Khan’s second film to make it to the Oscars after ‘Lagaan’. Interestingly , ‘RDB’ will have to fight it out (amongst others) with Canada’s official entry ‘Water’ that stars fellow Bollywood actor John Abraham.

It will be very interesting to see which movie takes the crown home but I do hope either one of them takes it.



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The Challenger series is sandwiched between the Indian team’s return from Malaysia and the commencement of the ICC Champions Trophy, in India, beginning October 7. The Challenger trophy has been renamed Challenger Series for the NKP Salve Trophy and will be held from Oct 1 to Oct 4. Sourav Ganguly and Zaheer Khan will be seen in action in the Challenger Trophy tournament in Chennai next week. The national selectors included them in the ‘India Green’ and ‘India Red’ teams respectively.

V V S Laxman, Ashish Nehra and Laxmipathy Balaji also get a chance to prove their credentials in the three-team tournament, which has ‘India Blue’ as the third team. India Blue will be led by Rahul Dravid, while Venugopal Rao and Mohammad Kaif will captain the Red and Green teams respectively.

The Challenger Series, like last year’s edition, will be telecast live in the UK through Sky Sports, Fox Sports in Australia, Super Sport in Africa, Astro in Malaysia and on the internet through Willow TV. In India, the Challenger Trophy matches will be telecast live on Doordarshan. In India, the Challenger Trophy matches will be shown on Neo Sports, the channel of Nimbus group.

For US and Canada, there is no official word so far but more than likely Dishnetwork in US and ATN’s CBN in Canada will be showing it live. For US and Canada, no one is showing it on TV but Dishnetwork is offering the telecast through Willow TV on internet. Read here for more details.

India Blue: Rahul Dravid (captain), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Mongia, Wasim Jaffer, M S Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Munaf Patel, Rudra Pratap Singh, Ravinder Jadeja. Coach: Ian Frazer

India Red: Vengupal Rao (captain), Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, S Badrinath, Rohit Sharma, T P Singh, D Karthik, V R V Singh, S Sreesanth, Ramesh Powar, Zaheer Khan, Murali Karthik, C Raghu. Coach: Robin Singh

India Green: Mohammad Kaif (captain), Sourav Ganguly, V V S Laxman, Hemang Badani, Suresh Raina, Tanmay Srivastav, Piyush Chawla, Parthiv Patel, Saurasish Lahiri, Ashish Nehra, Laxmipathy Balaji, Pravin Kumar, R S Sodhi. Coach: Lalchand Rajput.


October 1: India Blue vs India Red
October 2: India Blue vs India Green
October 3: India Red vs India Green
October 4: Final

Also Read: Major domestic tournaments to be telecast live

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Hmmm, don’t you think Greg Chappel is doing a little too much of experimentation with the Indian cricket team. Getting Dravid to open by dropping Sehwag to No. 3 or No. 4 position, getting Pathan to come at No. 3 position in one match and then not play him at all in others, have Sreesanth play Malaysia tri-series knowing that he has been dropped for the Champions trophey would definately be making some people in the Indian cricket team quite nervous about their standing in the team. As seen before, even experienced players like Kumble, Zaheer and Ganguly are having trouble getting back into the Indian team, the new faces in the Indian team would definately have that in the back of their mind. I feel specially sorry for Sreesanth as he did wonderfully well in West Indies and deserved a place in the playing eleven.

Greg’s experimentation should stop now and he should concentrate on making the current unit a winning side which needs to have the confidence that they can win any match, against any team and at any place in the world. Each player should be given the assurance of his place in the team so that they can concentrate on performing in the match rather than just thinking about maintaining their place in the side. The Champions trophey would be a good test for all the teams to see their standing for the World Cup next year. As it stands right now, Australia are the favourites to lift the trophey which has eluded them in the past.

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A BAG Films production Punjabi Movie, Mannat brings together on the screen for the first time heartthrob Jimmy Shergill & the talented Kulraj Randhawa (of Kareena Kareena fame).

The story is set during the years of turmoil in Punjab; where an army officer falls in love with a local village girl. Their romance leads into a marriage in dramatic circumstances. However due to unfortunate incidents the girl dies after giving birth to a baby girl. Another woman who is desperate to become a mother steals the child.

From here the misery of the Army officer starts. Twists in the story send him to life imprisonment. After completing the sentence his search for his daughter starts again. Other notable cast includes Kanwaljit Singh & Deep Dhillon. And with music by the legendary Jaidev Kumar & singers like Alka Yagnik, Shafqat Ali Khan, Arvinder Singh, Feroz Khan & many more, music lovers of all ages all over the world will enjoy the experience. Motivated from a true incident, which acclaimed director Gurbir S Grewal came across in 1996, the movie showcases a classic love story in the true Punjabi flavour and spirit.

Mannat has music by Jaidev Kumar & Shafqat Ali Khan and has a Sufi touch with a mix of modern & Punjabi folk. Get ready to experience the biggest soundtrack album release (WORLDWIDE) of the year; straight from the heart of Punjab itself. You can visit the official site and also listen to audio clips here.

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

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Here are some pics from the shooting of Yash Raj’s latest movie “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom” starting both the Bachchans.

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School days – Fun – check this out

It’s back again….. even if you’ve already read this, it’s worth reading once more…… DON’T MISS A SINGLE LINE ……and the last one is fantastic. 😀 😀 😀

Click on the thumbnails below.

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EDUCATION /Qualification:

– Stood first in BA (Hons), Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1952;

– Stood first in MA (Economics), Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1954;

– Wright’s Prize for distinguished performance at St John’s College, Cambridge,
1955 and 1957;

– Wrenbury scholar, University of Cambridge 1957;

– DPhil (Oxford), DLitt (Honoris Causa); PhD thesis on India’s export competitiveness



OCCUPATION /Teaching Experience:

· Professor Senior lecturer, Economics

· 1957-59: Reader, Economics

· 1959-63: Professor, Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh

· 1963-65: Professor, International Trade, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

· 1969-71: Honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

· 1976: Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 1996 and Civil Servant


Working Experience/ POSITIONS:

· 1971-72: Economic advisor, ministry of foreign trade

· 1972-76: Chief economic advisor, ministry of finance

· 1976-80: Director, Reserve Bank of India; Director, Industrial Development Bank of India; Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, Asian Development Bank; Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, IBRD

· November 1976 – April 1980: Secretary, ministry of finance (Department of economic affairs); Member, finance, Atomic Energy Commission; Member, finance, Space Commission

· April 1980 – September 15, 1982: Member-secretary, Planning Commission

· 1980-83: Chairman, India Committee of the Indo-Japan joint study committee

· September 16, 1982- January 14, 1985: Governor, Reserve Bank of India

· 1982-85: Alternate Governor for India, Board of governors, International Monetary Fund

· 1983-84: Member, economic advisory council to the Prime Minister

· 1985: President, Indian Economic Association

· January 15, 1985- July 31, 1987: Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

· August 1, 1987- November 10, 1990: Secretary-general and commissioner, south commission, Geneva

· December 10, 1990- March 14, 1991: Advisor to the Prime Minister on economic affairs

· March 15, 1991- June 20, 1991: Chairman, UGC

· June 21, 1991- May 15, 1996: Union finance minister

· October 1991: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assamon Congress ticket

· June 1995: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

· 1996 onwards: Member, Consultative Committee for the ministry of finance

· August 1, 1996- December 4, 1997: Chairman, Parliamentary standing committee on commerce

· March 21, 1998onwards: Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha

· June 5, 1998onwards: Member, committee on finance

· August 13, 1998onwards: Member, committee on rules

· Aug 1998-2001: Member, committee of privileges 2000 onwards: Member, executive committee, Indian parliamentary group

· June 2001: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

· Aug 2001 onwards: Member, general purposes committee



· India’s Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth – Clarendon Press, Oxford University, 1964

· Also published a large number of articles in various economic journals



· Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, 1956

· Padma Vibhushan, 1987

· Euro money Award, Finance Minister of the Year, 1993

· Asia Money Award, Finance Minister of the Year for Asia, 1993 and 1994



· 1966: Economic Affairs Officer

· 1966-69: Chief, financing for trade section, UNCTAD

· 1972-74: Deputy for India in IM Committee of Twenty on International Monetary Reform

· 1977-79: Indian delegation to Aid-India Consortium Meetings

· 1980-82: Indo-Soviet joint planning group meeting

· 1982: Indo-Soviet monitoring group meeting

· 1993: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Cyprus1993: Human Rights World Conference, Vienna



Gymkhana Club, New Delhi; Life Member, India International Centre, New Delhi


Name: Dr Manmohan Singh
DOB: September 26, 1932
Place of Birth: Gah (West Punjab)
Father: S. Gurmukh Singh
Mother: Amrit Kaur
Married on: September 14, 1958
Wife: Gursharan Kaur
Children: Three daughters


Well i think INDIA’S Prime Minister seems to be the most qualified PM all over the world. What you guys say?



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Bihari Driving License

What would a driving license application form look like in Lallo land? Check it out. 🙂



NOTE: Please do not soot the person at the applikason kounter.
He will give you the licen.


For phurthar instructions, see bottom applikason.

1. Last name:

(_) Yadav (_) Sinha (_) Pandey (_) Misra (_) Dot no
(Check karet box)


2. First name:
(_) Ramprasad (_) Lakhan (_) Sivprasad (_) Jamnaprasad (_) Dot no
(Check karet box)


3. Age:
(_) Less than phipty (_) Greater than phipty (_) Dot no
(Check karet box)


4. Sex: ____ M _____ P(F) _____ not sure _____not applicable


5. Chappal Size: ____ Lepht ____ Right


(_) Politison (_) Doodhwala (_) Pehelwaan (_) House wife (_) Un-employed
(Check karet box)


7. Number of children libing in the household: ___


8. Number that are yours: ___


9. Mather name: _______________________


10. Phather Name: ____________________ (If not no,leave blank)


11. Ejjucason: 1 2 3 4 (Circle highest grade completed)


12. Dental rekard:
(_) Ellow (_) Berownish-ellow (_) Berown (_) Belack (_) Other -__________ Give egjhakt color
(Check karet box)


13.Your thumb imparesson :
(If you are copying from another applikason pharom, please do not copy thumb impression also. Please provide your own thumb impression.)



Use thumb on your lepht hand only. If you dont have le pht hand, use your thumb on right hand. If you do not have right hand, use thumb on lepht hand.



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