Friday, December 11, 2009

Facebook Manners

Social Networking usage on a rise, after Orkut, Facebook has seen a surge in the count of Indian users, also to this date in terms of numbers Orkut does have a higher registered user base, however the time spent on Facebook by Indian web users is much ahead of the time spent on Orkut now, i think to some extent the popular games like Mafia and Farmville have contributed to this craze, so here's an interesting article i found for users who would want to learn some Facebook Manners.

The Decade's Ten Scariest Moments On Film

Check out the list of decade's top 10 scariest moments in movies, my favorite in this list is Drag me to Hell, The Ring and Paranormal Activity, check the article here by Cinema Blend

Interesting Facts about Tobacco Smoking Revealed

5 million people die every year due to Tobacco smoking, it's a number higher than HIV-AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria related deaths combined, check the image in the article your cigarette contains a package of 4,000 chemicals, if you still like to enjoy one, think about it, check the article here

Year 2009 in pictures

Check out a set of 48 pictures from TIME which defined the year 2009, pics here

Monday, December 07, 2009

India E&M industry to grow at 11% CAGR by 2013

Indian entertainment and media (E&M) industry is expected to grow at a rate of 11% by 2013, expected to reach Rs.932 billion by 2013.

Here are some highlights to this report:
  • Television industry to grow 15% cumulatively over next five years, TV advertising industry to command a share of 41% in 2013
  • Indian Print media to grow by 5.6% over the period 2009-13
  • Indian radio advertising industry to grow at a CAGR of 18% over 2009-13
  • The Outlook foresee the animation, gaming and VFX industry to maintain its growth pace and to grow at a CAGR of 22% to Rs. 42.5 billion in 2013 from its current size of Rs. 15.6 billion
  • Out of home (OOH) advertising spend is estimated to reach at Rs. 30 billion by 2013 and witness marginal decrease in total ad pie at 6.8% in 2013.
  • Internet advertising is projected to grow by 32% over the next five years and reach an estimated Rs. 20 billion in 2013 from the present level of Rs. 10 billion.
You can read more on this here

(Article Courtesy: Media Mughals)

Bad Idea Sirji ?

Idea Telecom has walked out of Sponsorship to Mukesh Abani's IPL team Mumbai Indians 2 years before the deal's expiry time, the company is now believed to have shown interest in tying up with GMR group owned Delhi Daredevils, read more on this here, The ironical part here is that Hrithik was the star promoter for Mumbai Indians and he is now the brand ambassador for Reliance Telecom, company owned by Mukesh's brother Anil, read more on this here

A picture says it all

We have seen many humorous Nike images in many of our mail forwards, i think the picture above says it all and exposes the truth of child labor.

Spam Menace

Too many spam calls have being invading my phone since last 2 weeks, banks have got active again i think, calls for personal loans and investments have started again, also spam messages of all kinds also are invading my message inbox, i find myself cleaning up these spam messages most of the time from my mailbox and SMS inbox.

Movie Review: De Dana Dan and Kurbaan

Before the release of Kurbaan, comparisons were drawn to New York movie, the plot to the movie is more or less similar however the treatment of both stories is completely different, New York was a very casually handled movie, and the biggest stupidity i found in the story was that even Katrina's character knew that John Abraham who played Samir's character was involved in terrorist activity, she was actually waiting for him to leave the wrong path, rather than she doing anything, and New York's story was revolving around the story of 3 freinds and how their lives changed after 9/11 incident, whereas Kurbaan explores the plot on a completely different level.

There is no melodrama to the story, from both lead actors Saif and Kareena, i think Kareena had to salvage her credibility as a actress of calibre which had recently drawn flak to the roles she had done in Kambakht Ishq and Main Aur Mrs Khanna, The background score by Salim Suleiman is riveting and is a big plus for the movie, this movie tends to go a bit slow in some parts, debutant director Rensil D'silva has directed the movie well, sadly this movie has performed below average, at least in my view it is much better than New York.

The Second movie saw this weekend, this movie is a real torcher to your brains, don't even watch it for free if it airs on any channel and i know it would very soon, i spoiled my sunday and cursed myself for watching this movie, Akshay Kumar is on spree of delivering flop films after Chandni Chowk to China, he keeps arguing with the press and media that critics are going harsh on his movies, and one should not try to search for a logic in a comedy film, but his movies are crossing barries of stupidity film after film, this movie would evoke more frustration than comedy in you, towards the end of the movie you actually start scratching your head, figuring out how the story is evolving ( or you can say degrading), Priyadarshan repeats almost all actors which he has being working with in most of his comedy films, Katrina should now stop doing such movies just for the sake of being on good terms with Akshay, i could not relate her role and Sameera Reddy's role to the movie story, the only way you can sum up this movie is loud hamming with a large starcast and a common helter skelter running sequence in the end of almost all Priyadarshan comedy flicks, i wonder why they shot such movie in Singapore, where the major part of the movie was based in a Hotel, also Songs add to further pain in the story.

I had watched Blue on Colors and thought would somebody had really gone to the big screen to watch such flop flim, then i realised yes, people like me do get fooled watching  a movie like De Dana Dan on big screen.