So, filnally amitji..... i mean our very very own BIG B finally has his own blog and he is posting regularly.
Millenium Star's fans check it out at:
The blog is obviously on BigAdda - the social networking website of Bachchan's very close family friend "Anil Dhiru Bhai Ambani" :) njoy
Listen to Original songs - please say NO to copies & piracy !!
Dhoom song DHoom Macchale copy of Jesse Cook's 'Mario takes a walk'
Race Song Pehli Nazar copy of Chinese Kim Hyung Song Sarang Hae Yo
Race Song Zara Zara Touch Me copy of Lee-Hom Wang's 'Zhu Lin Shen Chu'
Jab we met's 'Yeh ishq kya' copy of Anggun's Être Une Femme
Jab We Met Aao milo chale copy Indonesian band, Peterpan's 'Di Belakangku'
Woh Lamhe 'Kya mujhe pyaar hai'copy of Indonesian Band 'Tak bisakah'
Bhool Bulaiya Halla Hafiz copy of Amr Diab's Awedony
Dhol Dil Liya copy of Dania Khatib's 1999 hit, 'Leiley'
Life in a Metro song Baatein kuch ankahee copy of Korean song, 'Ah Reum Dah Oon Sa Ram' by Seo Yu Seok!
Bhool Bhulaiyya Hare ram hare ram copy of Bill Hailey's Oriental Rock
Life in a Metro song O Meri jaan copy of Queensryche's Silent Lucidity and Amr Diab's Ba'ed el Layali
Original 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-2ohGF0K4AI
Original 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=P2y_Vbev5zs
Pyar ke side effects song Jaane kya copy of 'Mahi' by Hadiqa Kiyani
Woh Lamhe song Chal Chale copy of a 1965 track called 'A World of our own' by the band, The Seekers
Dhoom Song DHOOM AGAIN copy of a song called 'Dudu' from Tarkan
Portions edited appropriately
Speed song Tikki Tikki copy of Turkish pop superstar Tarkan's 2003 hit, 'Dudu'
Agnipankh song Janmabhoomi & Zindagi hai copy of Abrar-ul-haq's 'December
COPY 1: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/Janmabhoomi-Agnipankh.rm
COPY 2: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/ZindagiHaiTo-Agnipankh.rm
Bhagam Bhag songs Signal & Afreen copy of Trinidadian Soca hit, 'Signal for Lara' by Superblue & Cheb Mami's 2001 track, 'Viens Habibi'
Original 1: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/SignalForLara-SuperBlue.rm
Original 2: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/ViensHabibi-ChebMami.rm
COPY 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=G31riHQjvDI
COPY 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=b-65fajmsC8
Life in a Metro In dino copy of Waqar Ali's 'Mera naam hai mohobbat'
Raqueeb songs 'Jaane kaise' copy of Amr Diab's 2003 track, 'Allem albi' and song 'Channa ve channa' copy of Pashto singer Rahim Shah.
Original 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=JplIDBi6wZE
Copy 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=rjwMsYnEJ58
Kya Love Story Hai Song 'Miss you everyday' Lift of Lebanese singer Karina's 2006 chartbuster 'Alatoul'
'Jab se tum mile ho' is a lift from Pakistani singer Hadiqa Kiyani's 1996 number (album: Raaz), 'Jab se tum milay ho'!
Original 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=snIA9iR0b-0
Original 2: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/JabSeTumMilay-Hadiqa.rm
Kya Love Story Hain song 'Deewana teri aankhon ka' copy of Black Eyed Peas' 'Bebot'
Kya Love Story Hai song Gum sum hai dil mera copy of Thai song, 'Oh la nor...my love' by Bird Thungchai.
Ankahee song Aa paas aa copy of Ottmar Liebert's 'Starry nite (March of Kings)
Apna sapna money money song Dil mein baji guitar copy of song, 'Sheloha shela' by the Middle Eastern group, Miami Band
Woh Lamhe song 'Tu Jo nahi' copy of 'Tu Jo Nahi SB John
Bas ek Pal song 'Hai ishq' copy of Yuri Mrakadi's 'Arabiyon Ana'
Pyaar Ke Side Effects song 'Is this love' copy of Paul Anka's 1969 track 'A-mi-manera'
Ankahee Title song copy of Boney M's 1984 track, 'Somewhere in the world'
Song 'Ya ali' copy of Arabic band Guitara's 'Ya ghaly'
SOng 'Lamha lamha' lifted form Waris Baig's 1998 track, 'Kal shab dekha maine'
Song 'Bheegi bheegi' lift from Mohiner Ghoraguli's Bangla jibhonmuki gaan
Song Tu hi meri shab hai copy of 'Sacral Nirvana' by Oliver Shanti & Friends
Ek Hasina Thi
Song Akhiyaan Na Maar copy of Pakistani singer Waris Baig's 2004 track, 'Challa'
Song Jal Jal Ke copy of Yuri Mrakadi's 2001 track, 'Arabiyon Ana'
Fight Club Song Chorein ki Batein copy of Pakistani singer Ali Zafar's 'Channo ki aankhen'
Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina song 'Jhoom' Lifted from Britney Spears' commercial for Pepsi, 'Joy of Pepsi'
Songs 'Dil samundar' copy of Turkish singer Tarkan's 'Kuzu kuzu'
Song 'Chori Chori' copy of Balwinder Safri's 'Hai rabba'
Original 1: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/ChoriChori2-GaramMasala.rm
Original 2: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/HaiRabba-DrZeus.rm
Song'Ada' copy of song Amr Diab's Ana
Dhoom song Shikdum copy of Tarkan's 'Sikidim'
Song 'Zahreeli raatein' copy of Jal's 'Aadat'
Song 'Bheega bheega sa' copy of Abrar-ul-Haq's 'December'
Song 'Halka halka sa' copy of 'Breeze from Saintes Maries'
Original: http://www.itwofs.com/audio/BreezeFromSaintesMaries-JesseCoo k.rm
Jus go thru their "About Us":
In the late 1990’s, we saw a trend occurring in the software industry. IT companies had been traditional outsourcers of certain services, but product companies hadn’t because of concern over IP. But as the cost of building products became increasingly prohibitive, they didn’t have a choice but to explore this option. Additionally, freshly minted MBA’s were coming out of business school with ideas for new technology businesses, but no technical capacity or expertise to get the products built. CoreObjects’ very first client, Stamps.com, materialized from this scenario and put us on the map as an early pioneer in outsourced product development. This began a journey of continuous serendipity.
The first observation we made was that product development had always been wrought with challenges. The alarming statistic of 90% of products failing to meet their objectives caught our eye as we developed the team for Stamps. We vowed to do it differently, with clarity, visibility and accountability. But we were posed with an additional set of challenges...a distributed environment. Not only were we faced with perfecting the process of product development, but we were determined to make the development environment independent of boundaries. We started considering the concept of productizing product development.
As the development of Stamps.com became overwhelmingly successful, other opportunities presented themselves. Could lightening strike twice? Had CoreObjects really figured out how to successfully build products over and over again, independent of client environment or location? The answer was an emphatic yes. The Core Unified Process (CUP™) had been developed, a distributed agile development process, and was the defining success factor in being able to service customers and build successful products in a distributed environment. Distributed Cooperative Software Development™ (DCSD) was now the mantra at CoreObjects.
We didn’t stop there. Certainly DCSD allowed us to differentiate against traditional project-based outsourcing companies. But we believed there was more. Our involvement at the nascent stage of developing companies often put us in a position to be an asset and partner in building the company, not just the products, for our clients. At times we made introductions to funding sources, sales channels, business advisors, and so on. How could CoreObjects continue its evolution and look to being thought leaders in the world of software development? Incubators were all the rage in the late ‘90’s, but none achieved their objectives in providing the infrastructure for growth. Sure, they would provide office space, administrative services, sometimes even an executive to run the company. But a shared service model is not what’s needed in a start-up software company. You need more. You need to have the power and ability to see around corners, to leverage existing technologies, to capitalize on established technology infrastructure, to get access to powerful networks of people, to have tools (not shared secretarial services), to have access to some of the greatest minds.
This was the genesis for the next generation of CoreObjects. The Entrepreneur’s and Executive Network (EEN) was established to bring access to a powerful network of business and technology minds. CoreLabs was established to provide advanced research and prototyping services to clients who can’t afford to experiment on their own or who don’t have the time. An entire framework of reusable architecture frameworks was established to aide in rapid development/deployment cycles. We even developed a new product lifecycle management framework, built around the fundamentals of CUP, to provide the visibility, accountability and traceability required to build products in an unpredictable market.
CoreObjects has evolved a lot since its founding in 1997. And we suspect we’ll evolve a lot more in the years to come. But the fundamental foundation for existence and passion for being will not change. The bottom line is we love the process of building products and building companies. It’s reflected in the team we’ve assembled. We’re not a bunch of former project consultants. We’re hard core product engineers. And we’re also entrepreneurs – but who understand what big companies need too. That’s how we can confidently say that We build the software that builds companies™
Technology companies are evolving in the market place and understand that while their intellectual property is their differentiator, building it isn’t. Time-to-market pressures are demanding development organizations within technology companies to do more with less. That’s where CoreObjects comes in. CoreObjects brings strategic value to the process of software development and is considered an infrastructure provider in the world of product development.
We at CoreObjects have collectively built dozens of companies and commercial software products from scratch. Our team consists of people who drove the architecture and led the engineering teams at companies like BEA, Stamps.com, Baan, Pointcast, Good Technologies, Reuters, Deloitte, Wipro and many others, and gives us the foundation to provide our clients with both the strategic insight and tactical know-how to build their products.
CoreObjects provides the process and software development expertise necessary to bring commercially deployable software to market. Dozens of companies, backed by some of the most notable venture capital firms in the world, have depended on CoreObjects to build their software for them, driving billions of dollars in market capitalization and tens of thousands of end-users. CoreObjects builds software that builds companies™ and helps its customers keep the promises they make to their stakeholders.
And now some words from Girish Venkat, CEO CoreObjects:
“We’ve built a culture that accepts full responsibility for building the core intellectual property of our clients’ companies. Our company and software development processes were forged in the crucible of the late 90s start-up world. Which means, since 1997, we have been working with one of the most skeptical, obsessive, and demanding audiences in the world: venture capitalists and their tireless management teams. Working in this environment, and often times risking our fees as equity, has steeled our philosophy and practice of co-developing the software that turns innovative ideas into real companies.
“While our competitors may see billable man-years to project manage, we see a product strategy and a go-to-market opportunity that won’t tolerate an unanticipated last-five-percent problem. So we’ve built a company and the complete transparency required to keep all parties in productive collaboration while stretching for the seemingly impossible. We’ve come to this perspective the hard way, through major software wins for our clients. Along the way, this point of view has helped us earn a reputation as the go-to company to trust with core intellectual property development – not just for start-ups but for Fortune 500 companies as well.
“For us, our business is not about outsourcing services, but rather about co-creation with our clients. We may be engineers, but at heart we have a deep passion for this work.”
Ever heard of Stanislav Petrov?
Probably not – but you may very well owe him your life.
Petrov, a former member of the Soviet military, didn't actually do anything – but that's precisely the point.
In 1983, Petrov held a very important station: As lieutenant colonel, he was in charge of monitoring the Soviet Union's satellites over the United States, and watching for any sign of unauthorized military action.
This was the Cold War era, and suspicions were high – on September 1st, the Soviet Union had mistakenly shot down a Korean aircraft it had believed to be a military plane, killing 269 civilians, including an American Congressman. The Soviet Union believed that the United States might launch a missile attack at any moment, and that they would be forced to respond with their own arsenal of nuclear weapons.
Several weeks after the airplane disaster, on September 23rd, another officer called in sick, so Petrov was stuck working a double shift at a secret bunker, monitoring satellite activity, when "suddenly the screen in front of me turned bright red," Petrov told BBC News. "An alarm went off. It was piercing, loud enough to raise a dead man from his grave."
According to the system, the United States had launched five missiles, which were rapidly heading into Soviet territory. The U.S.S.R. was under attack.
All Petrov had to do was push the flashing red button on the desk in front of him, and the Soviets would retaliate with their own battery of missiles, launching a full-scale nuclear war.
"For 15 seconds, we were in a state of shock," he told The Washington Post. "We needed to understand, what's next?"
Though the bunker atmosphere was chaotic, Petrov, who had trained as a scientist, took the time to analyze the data carefully before making his decision. He realized that, if the U.S. did attack, they would be unlikely to launch a mere five missiles at once. And when he studied the system's ground-based radar, he could see no evidence of oncoming missiles.
He still couldn't say for sure what was going on, but "I had a funny feeling in my gut," he told The Post. "I didn't want to make a mistake. I made a decision, and that was it."
Luckily for all of us, he decided not to push that button. Later, his instincts were proven right – the malfunctioning system had given him a false alarm, and the U.S. had not deployed any missiles. Thanks to Petrov's cool head, nuclear war had been narrowly averted, and millions of lives were saved.
Unfortunately, Petrov didn't exactly receive a heroic reward from the Soviet military: Embarrassed by their own mistakes, and angry at Petrov for breaking military protocol, they forced him into early retirement with a pension of $200 a month. Petrov's brave act was kept secret from the outside world until the 1998 publication of a book by one of Petrov's fellow officers, who witnessed his courage on that terrifying night.
Since the book's publication, Petrov has been honored by the United Nations and presented with a World Citizen Award, and there has been talk of giving him the Nobel Prize. Still, the humble Russian scientist plays down his role in averting a nuclear crisis: "I was simply the right person in the right time, that was all," he said in the upcoming documentary, The Red Button and the Man Who Saved the World.
We've got to disagree with him. Sure, he may have done nothing – but in this case, it might just be the hardest thing to do.
Original story by Kathryn Hawkins
"The Opportunist"- the only Indian short film to be selected at the Con-Can movie festival 2008 in Tokyo, Japan
The film ‘The Opportunist’ (WATCH it here: http://en.con-can.com/watch/preview.php?id=20081078) portrays the effect of the latter scenario where the course of events occurring in a two hour journey leads a man to ruins.
The protagonist is played by a popular actor Manoj Joshi who boards the train to Panvel. In the course of the journey he encounters a woman (Rohini Banerjee) in distress who is weeping uncontrollably. His persistent queries are met with disclosure of more than just the high strung emotions. Gradually he finds himself making use of the given opportunity and giving way to his weakness only to face a shocking revelation of his destiny.
The film which is a G.K Desai production is brilliant and very thought provoking. Enjoying the credit of being the only Indian short film to be selected at the Con-Can movie festival in Tokyo, Japan, it manages to make a long lasting and powerful impact on the viewers within its 12 minute screening. This is owed to the sensitive direction by Dipk G. N. Nanglia.
Deep and dark, it enlightens the audience with an exemplary and a socially relevant message in the end. It exhibits the fact that while some opportunities enhance our living on a highway, there are others which lead to a dead end. The above instance is a perfect example of the latter case that justifies the title completely. Irony is that when the protagonist catches the train, little does he realize that it was probably his gateway to the other world. A must watch for all.
Change seems to have enhanced the unconventional mode of story line that dwells on the intellect more than pure entertainment. It is a pleasure to see the potential growth for many Indian film makers in this era of globalization. Opportunities are plenty for the creative minds to learn and explore into foreign ventures that showcase not only the inherent talent but also pride of the sub continent.
- some parts by Swetha Amit, A psychologist from Mumbai, at http://content.msn.co.in
Tata Motors is taking giant strides and making history for itself. First the Landrover-Jaguar deal, then the world's cheapest car and now it is also set to introduce the car that runs on air, compressed air to be specific.
With fuel prices touching nearly $150 per barrel, it is about time we heard some breakthrough !
The Air Car, called the MiniCAT could cost around Rs. 3,50,000 ($ 8177) in
The cost of a refill would be about Rs. 85 ($ 2). Tata motors also plans to launch the world's cheapest car, Tata Nano priced famously at One lakh rupees by October.
The MiniCAT which is a simple, light urban car, with a tubular chassis that is glued not welded and a body of fiberglass powered by compressed air. Microcontrollers are used in every device in the car, so one tiny radio transmitter sends instructions to the lights, indicators etc.
There are no keys - just an access card which can be read by the car from your pocket. According to the designers, it costs less than 50 rupees per 100Km (about a tenth that of a petrol car). Its mileage is about double that of the most advanced electric car (200 to 300 km or 10 hours of driving), a factor which makes a perfect choice in cities where the 80% of motorists drive at less than 60Km. The car has a top speed of 105 kmph. Refilling the car will, once the market develops, take place at adapted petrol stations to administer compressed air. In two or three minutes, and at a cost of approximately 100 rupees, the car will be ready to go another 200-300 kilometers.
As a viable alternative, the car carries a small compressor which can be connected to the mains (220V or 380V) and refill the tank in 3-4 hours. Due to the absence of combustion and, consequently, of residues, changing the oil (1 litre of vegetable oil) is necessary only every 50,000Km.] The temperature of the clean air expelled by the exhaust pipe is between 0-15 degrees below zero, which makes it suitable for use by the internal air conditioning system with no need for gases or loss of power.