v9d4jL2fsPMexad5H7crW05kRfo LIFE STINKS: April 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Race For The 2014 Indian PM


The most important Lok Sabha elections in the history of India is going to happen in 2014. People from all over India are debating whether Congress will retain its position or a new leader and a new political party will emerge as the winner. This year, 2013 will definitely play a crucial role in deciding our new Prime Minister. The fate of many Chief Ministers and candidates for the post of Prime Minister of India will be decided this year. The main candidates for the hot seat of PM are Manmohan Singh or Rahul Gandhi  or P Chidambaram from Indian National Congress, Narendra Modi  from BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party), and Nitish Kumar from NDA (National Democratic Alliance). Let us take a look at each of these and find out whether they are really eligible for the post of Prime Minister.

1) Manmohan Singh


The Congress had announced that they fill fight the 2014 elections under Manmohan Singh. This has created a lot of confusion among people because everybody expected Rahul Gandhi to be the Congress candidate for the upcoming elections. Manmohan Singh is the current Prime Minister of India. He is the only Prime Minister after Jawaharlal Nehru, to return to power after completing a full five year term. He had served also as The Finance Minister Of India. His public image has been severely damaged with the party going through corruptions. He is termed as a "weak" Prime Minister because of his inability to take decisions.

2) Rahul Gandhi


Anything can happen in Indian politics and people are hoping that Rahul Gandhi stands up for the prime ministerial challenge. He is the most natural choice from Congress, as he is the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family. He is already the Vice President of Indian National Congress and the Chairperson of The Indian Youth Congress. In 2012 assembly elections, he campaigned extensively in the state of Uttar Pradesh, hoping that his popularity will reestablish Congress rule in the state but Congress only managed to win 6 more seats than the previous election. Congress is currently going through a very difficult phase with inflation and corruption running amok through the party. The future of the Congress is on the shoulders of Rahul Gandhi. The answer everybody wants to know is whether Rahul Gandhi will participate in the 2014 elections or like his mother Sonia Gandhi, he will also renounce power and continue with his dual role in the party. If he opted for Prime Ministership, then lets see what are his strengths and weaknesses.

Strengths

1. He is only 42, which makes him the youngest candidate in the history of India for the post of Prime Minister. As he is young, his youthful appeal has many youth followers.

2. He is fluent in many Indian languages. This fluency may help him to overcome any communication barriers with the public.

3. He has travelled throughout India and has spent a lot of time with ordinary people. So he has a thorough knowledge about the basic problems faced by the ordinary people.

4. His relationship with others members of the party is indisputable. There is no one in the Congress party who thinks that he should not participate in the elections.

Weaknesses

1. He has a stubborn attitude.

2. He is just an amateur in the field of politics. He has very little experience.

3. His followers are mainly youngsters and he has not been able to influence mature voters.

3) P Chidambaram


P Chidambaram belongs to the Indian National Congress and he should be given a shot at Prime Ministership if and only if Rahul Gandhi backs out. He definitely deserves it more than Manmohan Singh. He is currently The Union Minister Of Finance of India. In the most controversial 2G Spectrum scam, he was given a clean chit by the Supreme Court of India. He was also the Finance Minister of India from 2004 to 2008. He also served as the Home Affairs Minister for a period of three and a half years. He is the most eligible finance minister India had ever seen. The main strengths and few weaknesses of P Chidambaram are:

Strengths

1. The main strength is his immense knowledge and intelligence. He is also a very hardworking person.

2. He has vast experience in the field of finance as well as home affairs.

3. He is very good in finding solutions and planning.

4. He is not involved in any scams so he is probably incorruptible.

Weaknesses

1. He is fluent in English but he is very poor in Hindi.

2. He might be the finance or home affairs minister of India but he has no experience in the matters of State governance.

3. He is liked as well as disliked by the members of the congress party, so the chances of accepting him as a leader is impossible.

4) Narendra Modi


The most popular contender for the upcoming elections is Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister Of Gujarat. He is the public face of BJP. There is no other leader in the BJP who can come close to him for national popularity. He holds the record for the longest serving chief minister in the history of Gujarat. The turning point in the political life of Modi came in the year of 2002 in the form of Godhra riots. The Hindutva agenda was popularized by him. He was suspected of having played a crucial rule in the communal riots but nothing was proved against him. Even after all this, the people of Gujarat elected him as their chief minister. He delivered to the expectations of his people. Whatever promises he made to his people, he planned it and achieved it. Gujarat is now one of the most developed states in India and the vision behind this development is of Narendra Modi. The strengths and weaknesses of this great developer are:

Strengths

1. Most of have read about the funeral speech given by Mark Antony in the play Julius Caeser. If we listen to the speeches given by Modi, we will find a Mark Antony in him in terms of a brilliant orator. In the current political scenario there is no other brilliant speaker than Modi.

2. He has the support of the majority of the Indians especially the Hindus.

3. He has established himself as a developer and a visionary by changing the socioeconomic conditions of Gujarat.

4. He is a man of his words and had always delivered on his promises.

Weaknesses

1. He had started his political career from RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) but now during the crucial period of his life, he does not have the support from RSS.

2. He likes to be in total and absolute control of what he does and this attitude of his has made, the leaders of BJP dislike him.

3. The NDA (National Democratic Aliiance) parties don't have much faith in him.

5) Nitish Kumar


The battle is between the BJP and the NDA over the issue of Prime Ministerial candidate. The NDA candidate for the upcoming elections is Nitish Kumar. Only time will tell whether the JD-U (Janata dal-United) party will support him. He is currently the Chief Minister of Bihar. He has done a lot in the field of development for Bihar by building bridges, roads, and controlling the increasing crime ratio. His strengths and weaknesses are:

Strengths

1. He is abundantly experienced in the field of politics.

2. There are no criminal cases against him, so he has a clean political record.

3. He has done a lot for the development of Bihar.

Weaknesses

1. His political party is not known to everybody in India.

2. He has no political influence outside Bihar.

According to me the most possible contenders for the 2014 elections should be Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi. If Manmohan Singh participates in the election, then the chances of winning for Congress is nil but Rahul Gandhi may give a decent fight against Narendra Modi. Lets wait and watch to know what happens in this "great Indian political Circus".

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Genuine Ways To Earn Money



We all had at least tried once to earn some money through online but most most of us might have failed miserably. Earning money online depends on many factors. The most important factor is to find out whether a website is genuine or fake. There are many ways to earn money online depending on your ability and the time you can spend. We need to have patience because online earning is not a "Get-rich-quick scheme." In this article I will give you a brief explanation about some simple genuine websites.

Before registering with any website, you have to check whether it is genuine or not. To check the genuinity of a website you have to visit, www.scamadviser.com. If the website has a "High Trust Rating", then only you should register with that website.

The payment method of most of the online earning websites are either through Paypal, Payza, Liberty Reserve or Moneybookers. The web address of each of these sites are:

1. Paypal - www.paypal.com.

2. Payza - www.payza.com.

3. Liberty Reserve - www.libertyreserve.com.

4. Moneybookers - www.moneybookers.com.


There are different types of websites for earning money depending on their nature.

1. Earning Money Through Google AdSense

This is the most genuine way of earning money online. To earn a good monthly income from Adsense, you need to have a very powerful blog with rich contents and a good SEO. You should also follow the policies of Adsense.

2. Earning Money Through Survey.

This is the most efficient way of earning money online. You just have to answer some questions based upon your topics of interest. Some of the most genuine survey sites are:

a. Paid Viewpoint - PaidViewPoint

This is a genuine survey website which pays in cash. This survey website is most suitable for Indians.

b. Toluna - in.toluna.com.

This a new website but it is genuine. You cannot earn cash from this site but you will be rewarded with some points for each survey you take. You can convert these points for Flipkart or Indiatimes shopping vouchers.

c. Survey savvy - www.surveysavvy.com.

This is a genuine website which pays in cash and the minimum amount for withdrawal is only $1.

3. Earning Money Through Article Writing

If you have some unique ideas and excellent writing skills, then article writing is the best possible way to earn some money online. Most genuine article writing sites are:

a. Boddunan - www.boddunan.com.

If you are a citizen of India then this is the best website for making money through article writing. Apart from article writing this website has many interesting contests and rewards.

b. Triond - www.triond.com.

This is a genuine article writing website.

c. Scribd - www.scribd.com.

In this website you can upload your unique articles, reviews, stories and reports. If you have a good reputation in this website then you will be paid handsomely.

4. Earning Money Through Paid To Click (PTC) Sites

You don't need any special skills to earn through PTC sites. You will be paid for surfing websites or clicking on ads. Most genuine PTC sites are:

a. NeoBux - NeoBux

a. Word Linx - WordLinx

This is the most popular and genuine PTC site. Members of this website can earn by visiting advertisers websites and by referrals.

c. ProBux - ProBux

d. Incentria - Incentria

e. ClixSense - ClixSense

You can earn from clicking ads as well as completing some simple offers.

5. Earning Money Through Paid To Read (PTR) Sites

These websites are also like PTC sites. They send you emails of advertisers website and you will be paid for visiting that particular website. Most genuine paid email sites are:

a. Money Mail - www.moneymail.in

This is an genuine Indian PTR website. You can earn money by reading mails and referring your friends.

b. Donkey Mails - www.donkeymails.com.

This is a genuine paid email site.

c. Matrix Mails - www.matrixmails.com.

Apart from paid emails, you can also earn through participating in contests and offers.

6. Earning Money Through Crowdsourcing Websites

a. Amazon Mechanical Turk - www.mturk.com.

This is the most popular crowdsourcing website. They are not taking any new members from India now but this is the best site to earn money. You can earn more than $10/hour depending on your ability.

b. Freelancer - www.freelancer.com.

c. Odesk - www.odesk.com.

d. Cloud Crowd - www.cloudcrowd.com.

e. Micro Workers - www.microworkers.com.

According to me, this is the best crowdsourcing website. You don't have to perform any complicated tasks to earn money from this site. Their tasks are simple like copy paste, sign up, Facebook or You tube voting etc.

f. Click Worker - www.clickworker.com.

This website is very much similar to micro workers.

7. Earning Money Through Reading SMS's

a. mGinger - www.mginger.com.

This is an Indian based genuine website where you can earn money by receiving SMS's on your mobile phone.

b. mGarlic - www.mgarlic.com.

This is also an Indian website like mginger.

8. Earning Money Through Gigs

A gig means any task which someone will do for you for a fixed amount of $5, for example, "I will draw anything you want in my style for $5." If you have different skills, then gigs are the best way to earn money online. Most genuine gig sites are:

a. Fiverr - www.fiverr.com.

This is the most popular gigs website. You can post any gig depending on your talent.

b. Gig Me 5 - www.gigme5.com.

c. Gigs Wood - www.gigswood.com.

9. Earning Money Through Your Photo

If you love photography then you can earn a lot of money through stock photography websites. You will be paid for your photos which you share on these websites. Most genuine stock websites are:

a. I Stock Photo - www.istockphoto.com.

This is the most known stock website.

b. Getty Images - www.gettyimages.com.

c. Jupiter Images - www.jupiterimages.com.

10. Earning Money Through Social Media Sites

Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are huge platforms for advertisers to market their products. Advertisers use you Twitter account as a medium for sending a tweet of their choice to your followers, for which you will get paid. There are many Twitter advertising sites but the most genuine ones are:

a. Be a Magpie - www.be-a-magpie.com.

b. Revtwt - www.revtwt.com.

These are the genuine and legal ways of earning money online and if you register with most of the websites mentioned here, you can earn a decent monthly income. The key to sucess is patience.


Rock Music



Music is an art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. The creation and definition of music varies from one culture to another. Music produces different emotion in different persons, so an universal definition of music is practically nonexistent. Music can be divided into genres and sub genres depending on its origin. Music is broadly divided into two genres, Western and Oriental. In this article we study about Western music and its sub genre, Rock music.

Rock Music

The rock music was originated in the early 1950s with the "rock and roll" revolution. The main musical instruments of rock  and roll music were electric guitar and drums. The most famous singer in history, "the  king" Elvis Presly belongs to the rock genre. This genre was so popular in the 1970s that it gave birth to numerous sub genres. It is appropriate to say that rock music is the most popular genre of music in the history of mankind. the sub genres of rock music are:

1. Alternative Rock

This was the most popular rock music during the 1980s and 1990s. The music was mainly composed of loud distorted guitar sounds. This form of music was entirely different from "rock and roll" music in terms of its sound, context, and its regional roots. Most popular musical bands belonging to this category are Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and R.E.M. Most popular artists are Kurt Cobain, Michael Stipe, and Eddie Vedder.

2. Arena Rock

As the name signifies, this type of rock music is performed on large arena venues and sports venues and because of this it is also known as Stadium rock, anthem rock, or corporate rock. The most of the performers of arena rock are from hard rock or heavy rock. Most popular arena rock bands are Journey, Foreigner, and Lover Boy. Most popular artists are Neal Schon, Mick Jones, and Mike Reno.

3. Blues Rock

This style of rock began in the mid 1960s. Blues rock is created by mixing blues, a music sub genre with rock and roll. The main instruments used in this kind of music are electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, and drums. Often two guitars are played in blues rock bands. Most popular bands are The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Yardbirds. Most popular artists are Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, and Andy Mitchell.

4. Garage Rock

Garage rock was popular in the 1960s in the United States and Canada. This form of rock music was named garage rock because most of the artists of this rock were teenagers and they practiced in their family garages. The vocals were aggressive which included incoherent screaming with distorted guitars. Most popular garage rock bands are The Kingsmen, The Dirtbombs, and Count Five. The most popular artists are Todd McPherson, Mick Collins, and John "Sean" Byrne.

5. Punk Rock

It is an advanced form of garage rock which was developed between 1974 and 1976. Their main characteristics are short lyrics and hard-edged music. The instruments they used were two electric guitars, an electric bass, and a drum kit. Their themes were often political and anti-establishment. The most popular punk rock bands are Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Clash, and Green Day. The most popular artists are Clem Burke, John Lydon, Joe strummer, and Billie Joe Armstrong.

6. Psychedelic Rock

As the name signifies it is influenced by psychedelic culture and creates an atmosphere of hallucinations which are created by psychedelic drugs. They became a huge hit between 1967 and 1969. Their vocals contain Indian music and ragas. Their instrumentation consists of electric guitars, keyboards, and sometimes even a sitar. The most popular Psychedelic bands are Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The most popular artists are Richard Wright, Jerry Garcia, and Jimi Hendrix.

7. Hard Rock

Hard rock which originated in the mid 1960s is a mixture of blues rock, garage rock, and psychedelic rock. Its lyrics are very loud and aggressive accompanied by distorted electric guitars. Later on hard rock gave birth to heavy metal. The most popular hard rock bands are AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, and Van Halen. The most popular artists are Bon Scott, Axl Rose, Steven Tyler, and Eddie Van Halen.

8. Roots Rock

Roots rock which originated in the late 1960s is a rock music sub genre which consists of folk, blues, and country music. Roots rock is similar to folk metal but not that much aggressive and the lyrics are really soothing. Their main musical instruments are guitar, piano, and drums. Roots Reggae is the most popular sub genre of roots rock. Bob Marley is the world famous reggae artist.The most popular roots rock bands are The Band, Blue Mountain, and Sweet Japonic. The most popular artists are Rick Danko and Cary Hudson.

9. Southern Rock

This rock originated in the Southern United States in the 1960s. It is a combination of rock and roll, country music, and blues. Their vocals are simple with electric guitar. The golden era of Southern rock was the 1970s but even today it is a popular rock music. The most popular Southern rock bands are The Allman Brothers Band, Molly Hatchet, and The Outlaws. Most popular artists are Duane Allman, Danny Joe Brown, and Henry Paul.

10. Celtic Punk

Celtic punk is a mixture of rock music and Celtic music which was founded in 1980s. The themes of Celtic punk consists of politics, drinking, culture, and working class pride. Their use both rock and traditional musical instruments. The base of their music is mainly from Irish or Scottish traditional music. Most popular Celtic punk bands are The Pogues, Flogging Molly, and The Tossers. Most popular artists are Shane MacGowan, Dave King, and Tony Duggins.

11. Indie Rock

It is a branch of alternative rock which originated in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1980s. The term "Indie" is derived from independent. The indie rock bands were independent to use variety of styles, sounds, and emotions. The most popular Indie rock bands are Arcade Fire, pavement, Arctic Monkeys, and Bloc Party. Most popular artists are Win Butler, Hazel Figurine, Alex Turner, and Kele Okereke.

12. British Invasion

This music is a rare combination of two totally different cultures. In the mid 1960s British bands became popular in the US and other parts of the world. This invasion played a vital role in deciding the future of popular bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and it also help in establishing British music throughout the world. Most popular British invasion bands are Herman's Hermits, the zombies, and the Small Faces. Most popular artists are Peter Noone, Rod Argent, and Rod Stewart.

13. Heavy Metal

Heavy metal is the most popular sub genre of rock music. It originated in the late 1960s and it can be termed as the advanced form of blues rock, and hard rock. The characteristics of heavy metal music are vigorous vocals, dense bass and drum sound with highly amplified distortion of guitars. The theme of heavy metal is usually dark and about a depressing subject. Sex is also sometimes used as an important theme. Most popular heavy metal bands are Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Judas Priest. Most popular artists are Ozzy Osbourne, Ian Gillan and Rob Halford.

14. Thrash Metal

Thrash metal originated during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their feature are fast tempos and complex guitar tones. The themes of thrash metal are mainly social issues such as corruption, injustice, suicide, murder, and dissatisfaction towards politics. Metal bands are mostly underground bands but after the origin of thrash metal, it gained more commercial success. Most popular thrash metal bands are Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Most popular artists are Lars Ulrich, Kerry King, Dave Mustaine, and Scott Ian Rosenfeld.

15. Black Metal

In the 1980s thrash metal bands formed a new metal music called black metal. This form of metal is also known as "Satanic Metal" because the lyrics used are mostly anti-christian. The characteristics of this metal is shrieking vocals with high pitched guitar tones. The present day black metal music is mostly based on Norwegian style than traditional heavy metal music. Most popular black metal bands are Venom, Bathory, Rotting Christ, and Celtic Frost. Most popular artists are Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, Quorthon, Sakis Tolis, and Thomas Gabriel warrior.

16. Death Metal

This metal music is a mixture of Black metal and thrash metal and more violent than both of these. It originated in the early 1990s. The vocals of death metal are guttural roars, snarls, and low growls known as death growls. The lyrics are totally gory with heavily distorted dual guitar tones. The topics in death metal include satanism, religion, philosophy and occultism. Most popular death metal bands are Morbid Angel, Obituary, Possessed, and Cannibal Corpse. The most popular artists are David Vincent, John Tardy, Larry LaLonde, and George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher.

17. Glam Metal

Glam metal is a combination of hard rock and heavy metal. The artists of glam used lots of make up, gaudy clothing, and long backcombed hair and because of this they are also known as hair metal. It was a popular metal in the 1980s but its popularity has declined now because it is not as heavy as death or black metal. Their main lyrical themes are love and lust. Most popular glam metal bands are Motley crue, Quiet Riot, Bon Jovi, and Poison. Most popular artists are Nikki Sixx, Paul Shortino, Jon Bon Jovi, and Bret Michaels.

18. Folk Metal

Folk metal is a combination of traditional folk music and heavy metal which originated in the early 1990s. This metal is very unique because it is based on different folks. The instruments used mainly are folk instruments. The vocals used in this metal varies from death shrieks to black metal rasps. Their themes are basically fantasy, paganism, mythology, and nature. Most popular folk metal bands are Korpiklaani, Ensiferum, Finntroll, and Moonsorrow. Most popular artists are Jonne Jarvela, Petri Lindroos, Mathias Lillmans, and Henri Sorvali.

19. Industrial Metal

They are a mixture of industrial dance music and thrash metal which originated in the late 1980s. Their music consists of repeated guitar tones and distorted vocals. Industrial metal attained huge success in the mid 1990s. They came under many controversies regarding their style but they have given many hit videos. most popular industrial metal bands are Rammstein, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, and Godflesh. Most popular artists are Till Lindemann, Alien Dog Star, Trent Reznor, and JK Flesh.

20. Gothic Metal

Gothic or goth metal is a combination of Gothic rock and death metal which originated in the early 1990s. The lyrics used are mainly inspired from Gothic fiction which creates a dark Gothic atmosphere. The music of Gothic metal varies from slow and crushing to orchestral and bombastic depending upon various bands. Most popular Gothic metal bands are Nightwish, Type O Negative, Cradle Of Filth, and Lacuna Coil. Most popular artists are Anette Olzon, Peter Steele, Daniel Lloyd Davey, and Cristina Scabbia.

21. Speed Metal

This metal originated in the late 1970s and its roots are from New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and hardcore punk. As the name signifies, it is a very fast and abrasive music. The music of speed metal varied form one region to another for example, Japanese bands had a more melodic sound where as North American bands had a more faster and aggressive sound. Most popular speed metal bands are Motorhead, Metal Church, and Blind Guardian. Most popular artists are Ian Fraser Kilmister, David Wayne, and Hansi Kursch.

22. Progressive Metal

It is a combination of progressive rock and heavy metal which originated in the United Kingdom and North America during the late 1980s. The music consists of loud vocals and amplified guitar sounds. It is not a popular metal now but still it remains a largely underground sub genre with a committed fan base. Most popular progressive metal bands are Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Symphony X, and Cynic. Most popular artists are John Petrucci, John Arch, Russell Allen, and Paul Masvidal.

23. Nu Metal

This form of metal is also called new metal or aggro metal. It originated in the 1980s and become a trend in the 1990s. It is the most popular fusion genre of metal with a combination of trash metal, alternative metal, and industrial metal. The vocals of nu metal contains screaming, rapping, and death growling. Their main themes are pain and personal alienation. Most popular Nu metal bands are Korn, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, and Coal Chamber. Most popular artists are Jonathan Davis, Corey Taylor, Fred Durst, and Chela Harper.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Khiladi - The Saga Continues


Akshay Kumar is one of the most talented actors in India. He is versatile, bold, humorous, but apart from these qualities there is something that makes him stand apart from the rest of his  bollywood counterparts. Most of us watch bollywood movies but how many of you can tell which movie has the most sequels? Movies like Dhoom, Race, Raaz, Dabanng, Housefull etc has 2 or a maximum of 3 sequels. It is because either the director or the actor is not willing to try his luck at the box office with the same character.

Unlike other actors Akshay Kumar had full faith in his abilities and as a result of this 8 movies in the Khiladi series were made till now. This movie holds the record in bollywood for the most number of series made for a movie. There is no need to tell that each of the series were super duper hit in the box office. Twenty years have passed since the release of the first Khiladi movie but still a lot of directors are in queue to make the 9th installment in the series. Lets take a look at the journey of this movie and what makes it so special.

The Beginning Of New Era



The Khiladi Begins

The first movie Khiladi was released in the year 1992. This movie was directed by Abbas-Mastan Burmawalla brothers. Akshay Kumar shared screen space with Deepak Tijori in this movie. Ayesha Jhulka played the lead against Akshay Kumar.

It tells the story of two friends who like to put bets for fun and money. The rest of the story revolves around the biggest bet they had ever made. Bold action scenes, natural humor and hit songs made this movie a sensation among people. It was among the top ten highest grossing movies of that year.This movie gave Akashy Kumar the Khiladi tag. After that there was no looking back and Khiladi became an integral part of bollywood.

The Skilled Khiladi


The second movie in the Khiladi series was Main Khiladi Tu Anari  which was released in the year 1994. This was directed by Sameer Malkan. Saif Ali Khan also played an important role in this movie. The main attraction of the film was the superb chemistry between Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty. This movie gave a new outlook to Khiladi by introducing some rib cracking comedy.

The Biggest Khiladi


The third movie Sabse Bada Khiladi was released in 1995 which was directed by Umesh Mehra. Mamta Kulkarni  was the lead actress. This movie had some evergreen songs by Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik. This movie lived up to the expectations created by its previous two installments and cemented its place in the top seven highest grossing films of that year.

The Action Khiladi


The fourth movie in the installment was Khiladiyon Ka Khildadi which was released in 1996. This movie was also directed by Umesh Mehra. While Raveena Tandon played the love interest of Akshay, Rekha donned the cap of a sexy villian for the very first time in her career. The movie was a pure action thriller which pulled the crowds to theatres.

The Khiladi Couple


The fifth movie in the series was Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi which was released in 1997. It was directed by one of the best comedy movie director in India, David Dhawan. For the very first time Juhi Chawla was paired opposite Akshay. This was the first and the only movie in the Khiladi series which was totally based on comedy.

Khiladi Goes International


The sixth movie was titled International Khiladi which was released in 1999. It was again directed by Umesh Mehra. Twinkle Khanna who is also Akshay's wife was the female lead. No need to tell that the credit behind the success of this movie goes to the sizzling chemistry between them.

The Trickster Khiladi


The seventh installment in the Khiladi series was Khiladi 420 which was released in 2000. It was directed by Niraj Vora. Mahima Chaudhry  was the lead actress. Akshay performed some of the most dangerous breathtaking stunts of his career in this movie.

The Immortal Khiladi


After a gap of 12 years the eighth installment in the series, Khiladi 786 was released. It was directed by Ashish R Mohan. Asin played the love interest of Akshay. Even after a gap of 12 years people accepted Khiladi with both hands and the movie turned into a blockbuster hit.

With eight installments so far and counting many more to come, Khiladi has been immortalized in bollywood.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

IPL 6 : Cricket's Greatest Tamasha


The sixth edition of IPL begins on 02/04/2013 at the Eden Gardens. The main attraction of the opening ceremony is a performance by Pitbull . The IPL has attracted cricket lovers all over  the world more than the World cup itself. Like the previous editions, this time also the stakes are high. This season the man who will be in spotlight is Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell , the biggest earner in IPL 6 who was bought by Mumbai Indians for $1 million.

NEW TEAM

Deccan Chargers was terminated from IPL. Sun TV Network formed a new team and named it Sunrisers Hyderabad.

DEBUTANTS

The debutantes in IPL this season who can single-handedly change the whole scenario of the game are:

1.  Glenn Maxwell - Mumbai Indians

This 24-year-old allrounder from Australia is an exceptional fielder. Expectations are high from him. Will he able to live up to it, only time will tell.

2.  Sachitra Senanayake - Kolkata Knight Riders

This 27-year-old offspinner will spearhead the spin attack.

3.  Darren Sammy - Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sammy, an allrounder and who was also the captain of West Indies T20 team, will definitely play a crucial role for his team.

4.  Kane Richardson - Pune Warriors India

This 21-year-old from Australia is already compared to Brett Lee for his pace bowling.

5.  Chris Morris - Chennai Super kings

This tall all rounder can create problems for any settled batsman with his raw pace.

6.  Ravi Rampaul - Royal Challengers Bangalore

This West Indies fast bowler is capable of spear heading the pace attack.

7.  Samuel Badree - Rajasthan Royals

The most experienced Twenty20 legspinner from Trinidad & Tobago.

Old War Horses

Apart from all these debutantes and youngsters, the old horses Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman will be in action and this will be the first time in history when Sachin plays under Ricky Ponting.

Favourites

Chennai Super Kings is the most successful IPL team, so generally they are the favourites but kolkata knight Riders will try hard to defend its title.

First Match

The first match is between defending champions Kolata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils at Eden Gardens on April 3.