Monday, February 23, 2009

'Slumdog Millionaire' is the movie which make our dream come true

Finally India sree the oscar night. This ia the most glorious day for India. Its first time when a indian movie won the oscar. Before that indian movies only nominate for oscar but now the day come when india prove it at world front. 'Slumdog Millionaire' sweeps eight Oscars at the 81 st Academy Awards including Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Film Editing, Original Score, Original Song, Direction and Motion Picture. Indian music maestro A R Rahman brings home two awards with his Jai Ho... composition.

This is yet another milestone for India. Though it is not the ultimate recognition, however winning Oscar is like beating competition in their home land by playing by their own rule. Three Indians winning Oscar and the original writer of the book having won several literary awards is a heartening result. May God bless these geniuses and may God bless India. 'Slumdog Millionaire' is basically nominated in docomentry catagry, this is the story of a chid how is become very miture before his age. He look the world in such a way that he wasa very miture person. Only his miturity make him a Millionaire. This movie januinly deserbe this.

Best Picture: Producer Christian Colson for Slumdog Millionaire. “It has been collaboration between hundreds of people. All of us are here to share this moment. This was an extraordinary journey,” says the Slumdog... team.

Best Direction: Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire Best Original Song: A R Rahman and Gulzar for ‘Jai Ho...’ (Slumdog Millionarie) The Indian music maestro, Rahman wooed the audience with ‘O Saya’ and ‘Jai Ho...’ the nominated songs from ‘Slumdog...’, as the nominees for Best Original Song were being announced.

Best Original Score: A R Rahman for Slumdog Millionaire . “I have nothing but my mother and she is there with me. I thank her for making me coming all this way with her blessings,” said a proud Rahman.

Best Film Editing: Chris Dickens for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Sound Mixing: Ian Tapp, Resul Pookutty and Richard Pryke for Slumdog Millionaire. “This is just not a sound award, but a history being handed over,” said ndian receiver Pookutty.

Best Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy for Slumdog Millionaire. “The cast and crew of the film told me so much about India and writing,” said a proud Beaufoy.

Best Documentary Short Subject: Megan Mylan for Smile Pinki

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Sean Penn for Milk.

Best Actressin a Leading Role: Kate Winslet for The Reader. Breathless Kate confessed experiencing the fainting feeling just like Penelope Cruz. She shouted onstage and waved at her father. She said, “I want to thank my family as they love me the way I am and lets me do what I want to.” By the time she finished her speech she was already in tears.

Best Foreign Language Film: Departures (Japan)

Best Sound Editing: Richard King for The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: Eric Barba for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Documentary Feature Film: James Marsh for Man on Wire

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight . It was a special moment for actor’s family - mother Sally, father Kim and sister Kate who came to receive the trophy on Ledger’s behalf.

Best Live action short film: Jochen Alexander for Spielzeugland Toyland

Best Make-up: Greg Cannom for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Costume Design: Michael O’Connor for The Duchess

Best Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Animated Short Film: Kunio Kato for La Maison En Petits Cubes

Best Animated Feature: Andrew Stanton for Wall-E

Best Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black for Milk

Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. “Has anyone fainted here, may be I will be the first one,” exclaimed Penelope immediately after receiving the award.

Five facts about 'Slumdog Millionaire'

1. Released in November by Fox Searchlight, the movie has raked in $98 million at the North American box office so far according to studio estimates, and roughly $150 million worldwide.

2. It was nominated for 10 Oscars. Prior to the latest award haul of 8, it had scooped up wins at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors' Guild, and the British BAFTA awards.

3. Slumdog Millionaire was based partly on the novel "Q&A" by Vikas Swarup, India's deputy high commissioner to South Africa. Swarup penned the novel at the end of a diplomatic posting in London.

4. Its filmmakers came under fire in the media for allegedly not properly paying or caring for the child actors who played slum-dwellers in the film. In response, distributors Fox Searchlight flew the children to Sunday's Oscars ceremony in Hollywood.

5. After production on the film wrapped in February 2007, the film was left out in the cold when financier Warner Independent Pictures dropped it. The move was eventually picked up by Fox Searchlight Pictures.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Thats Babu from India

Babu Sassi, a fearless young man from southern India is the cult hero of Dubai 's army of construction workers।

Known as the "Indian on the top of the world", Babi is the crane operator at the world's tallest building , the 819-meter Burj Dubai. His office, the cramped crane cab perched on top of the Burj, is also his home. Apparently it takes too long to come down to the ground each day to make it worthwhile. When the building is completed, its elevators will be the world's fastest.

Stories about his daily dalliance with death are discussed in revered terms by Dubai 's workers. Some say he has been up there for more than a year, others whisper that he's paid 30,000 dirhams ($8,168) a month compared with the average wage of 800 dirhams a month. All agree he's worth it.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Blindness is not a barrier to success!!

Life of Mr. Karan (Sonny) Goel is a sterling example of entrepreneurial determination and self-belief! The young and dynamic Mr. Karan Goel, never let his visual disability come in the way of his ambition to succeed against all odds. In fact, he has constantly endeavored to make a significant contribution to society and fulfilling his corporate social responsibilities.
At the age of fifteen, Mr. Goel was diagnosed to be suffering from Retinitis Pigmentosa, a condition of the eyes that makes one legally blind. But he took his disability as a challenge, and went overseas for his further studies. Mr. Goel graduated from the San Francisco State University, USA. After traveling the whole of the US, he joined the Aarhus School of Business, Denmark to explore diverse academic pursuits. He began his career as a Product Manager in Kaiser Metal Works Inc., Michigan, USA; a company dealing in steel/hardware products. After a year, he joined a company called Droisys Inc. in San Francisco as a management analyst to pharma & IT companies. During the same time, he worked as a local affiliate for National Federation of the Blind, USA to convey a message that a blind person can do everything if he/she gets right training, education & accommodation.
In March 2007, Mr. Goel moved back to India and joined his family business "King Exports"-a leading manufacturer and exporter of engineering goods. But he was constantly looking for an avenue to achieve his goal of alleviating the suffering of blind. He started a healthcare business by the name "King Multitech Global Pvt. Ltd."- an innovative platform of regenerative medicine. The Company is now working on innovative healthcare products/services like stem cell therapy for incurable diseases, Japanese human Placenta extract for Liver Dysfunction & internal medicine, King BioPro chip to prevent harmful effects of Electromagnetic radiation, Bioidentical Hormone replacement therapy for anti-aging medicine, Japanese medical water (h4O) to enhance auto-immune system and products for treating female sexual dysfunction.
Mr. Goel has also founded one non-profit society "Stem Cell voice of India for bringing advancement in the Stem cell technology to aid the treatment of incurable diseases. With this society, he would be able to bring leading doctors, legal bodies, scientists in direct interaction with the patients & general public. Mr Goel was recently conferred the 'Distinguished Services Award' that was bestowed upon him By Her Excellency Ms Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Hon. President of India, in President House, September 22nd, 2008, for outstanding contribution in the field of Cardiology. A multi-faceted personality, Mr. Goel is a connoisseur, who takes interest in different activities that enrich and enliven life. He empathizes with people who suffer and is always on the lookout to do something that will enrich the lives of those who share their fate with him.

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