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Susan Boyle talks of boyfriend, virginity on TV. Why? It was a gimmick!

Susan Boyle - Unbrushed hair, lonely, virgin - Best suited to publicity!
Susan Boyle - Unbrushed hair, lonely, virgin - Best suited to publicity!

I am probably the latest Susan Boyle fan but I just can’t understand why they made all the hype before her performance on Britain’s Got Talent! Why would anyone talk of their own virginity, lonely life, not having been kissed ever and present themself with un-brushed hair? I’m forced to believe it was all a planned show!

Hair raising stuff – Her performance and the way the whole performance on Britian’s Got Talent was picturised, planned and recorded.

I, like any other Susan Boyle fan was searching to find more about her.  My obvious curiosity lied in knowing more about her  family, boyfriend, husband etc! Hence the topic “Susan Boyle Boyfriend”.

Came across this blog that claims it’s all a gimmick! You know what? I believe this guy! Check it out – Susan Boyle’s boyfriend

Breaking News – “Susan Boyle has been kissed” reports Telegraph.co.uk – She lied on TV?!

Contrary to how she describes her life (on Britain’s Got Talent), Susan Boyle’s neighbour claimed that she has been kissed. Telegraph.co.uk reported this yesterday. Angel or Crazy for publicity? You decide.

Some not so pretty exposure - Susan boyle
"Not so pretty" exposure - Susan Boyle
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Achievement business idea India

Sun Direct Unveils HD TV broadcast in India

With the perception of viewers changing every day and new technology literally swamping the world, Sun Direct has made history by unveiling the HD (High Definition) technology in India. It gives five times better viewing experience over regular TV and when compared with other digital broadcast technologies, it offers excellent resolution, sharp sound quality and clear visuals.

Targetting the niche audience, it has the plans to start two channels initially – one each for Tamil movies and Telugu movies, followed by a Hindi movie service and will start eight more channels gradually. The pricing comes around Rs 10,000 one-time cost with a per-channel price of Rs 100 a month and the company hopes the cost will come down when viewership increases.

Having crossed the three million subscriber base mark in March 2009, Sun Direct’s COO Tony D’Silva stated that it is the number two DTH service provider in the country. Korean giant Samsung has been asked to provide set-top boxes required for Sun Direct’s HD broadcast service. Sun Direct intends to capture 40-45 % of the DTH market, others being international channels like Fox International and Warner Brothers.

Sun direct HD TV in India
Sun direct HD TV in India

Enjoy HD broadcast in India during Common Wealth games 2010. This is set to pioneer the HDTV wave in the country and it has been assured by the government that Commonwealth Games 2010 will be telecast live in HD technology.

Sun Direct is a 80:20 joint venture between the Maran family and Astro Group of Malaysia. It offers 41 add-on packages and a basic package of over 130 channels in DVD quality for an initial price of Rs 499 along with a free dish and set top box (STB).

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Vinita Nair – My favorite TV Anchor

Here’s what one of my friends has to say about Vinita Nair:

Hi all, I am a big fan of Vinita Nair. Being someone who wakes up very early, I rarely miss her morning shows. She co-anchors the widely seen World News Now and America This Morning on ABC every day. Basically from Colleyville, Texas she is doing a fabulous job.

Having finished her graduation in Texas with a degree in Journalism, she moved on to anchoring and reporting in the print media. She worked with KWGN – TV and KOLN/KGIN-TV in Lincoln and WYCC-TV, Nebraska prior to working in ABC.

She has written for ‘Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine’ and was a reporter for Talk Radio News in Washington D.C. She dedicated herself on reporting on multitude of topics like Jon Benet Ramsey murder investigation and the school shootings at Bailey, Colorado. She has also anchored daily morning and afternoon newscasts.

 

Hot Vinita Nair
Hot Vinita Nair

Her stint at ABC network is commendable. She worked on live coverage and news briefs for the ABC’s digital network. In ABC News, she co-anchors with Jeremy. Both have the best chemistry I feel that has made the reporting lively. ABC News President David Westin was pleased by her willingness to expand her role in the ABC network.

She has showed her versatility as an anchor, journalist and reporter with wide applause from all quarters of the print media. Very attractive, disciplined and has great sense of humor.

Sometimes when I am unable to watch her shows, I simply record it. Her diction and demeanor in reporting are truly outstanding.

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a man's struggle Achievement

The art of making money – 17 Rules of Success

They say money attracts money. Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” says people who know the art of money making can start from nothing and make shit loads of money over and over again. The most read book in money making history by Napoleon Hill – “Think and Grow Rich” says the same. Paul McKenna’s  “I can make you rich” again repeats the same few fundamentals of getting rich.

So, are there actually rules of becoming rich? Let me first list the 17 rules of success by Napoleon Hill.

17 rules of success:

  1. Do you know what you want? Unless you figure out what you want from life and plan exactly how to, you’ll unsuccessfully drift through life. Having surety of purpose is something that all successful people share.
  2. The mastermind alliance: You cannot be successful alone. There have to be 2 or more brains working to achieve a common target.
  3. Faith – faith is the force that converts your desires into tangible processed results like money.
  4. The extra mile – Give more than what you need to, be generous when giving and humble while accepting.
  5. A pleasing personality is a combination of your thoughts, spirit and physical mannerisms and is the key to success.
  6. Personal initiative: This is the ability that very few people have – the ability to finish what’s started, to start what’s planned.
  7. Positive attitude – As in case of life in general, every project has its ups and downs. positive attitude helps one emerge a winner when other would quit, or give up hope. Positive attitude attracts success, negative attitude attracts failure.
  8. Burning desire: You can hear it in some people’s words, see it in their actions. Burning desire is enthusiasm or faith in action. It radiates and has the ability to persuade people to believe in you and your ideas.
  9. Self discipline: The art of controlling your desires, doing not what you want, but what needs to be done. It involves balancing the desires of your heart and the logic of your brain.
  10. Thought process: The power of thinking is the best reward or worst trait given to man. Use it wisely.
  11. Controlled attention: Keep your thoughts focused on the goal. People often get distracted or excited by something new. The challenge is to control your attention and maintain the focus.
  12. Voluntary teamwork: When you give in abundance, you receive people’s faith and support. This is unpaid, voluntary teamwork which is imperative for success.
  13. Defeat brings success. The art of accepting defeat, learning from it brings a man success. Accept defeat not to be disheartened, but to make it a stepping stone to success.
  14. Creative vision is not a skill that you’re born with. You develop creative thinking by being open, fearless and free. Be creative.
  15. Good health – Good health is important. Good health is often an image of your consciousness or the health of your spirit.
  16. Time and money are never available in excess to successful people. When you believe you have any one in excess, you’re going down the ladder, not up. It is the constant utilization of time and desire for money that makes a person monetarily successful.
  17. Habits, thoughts and deeds craft your life, the way you are, the way you think. Learn and strive to develop positive habits and thoughts and do good to self and others.

In my next post I’ll list the 13 secrets of success by Napoleon Hill.

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I love Bret “the hitman” Hart

Following is the letter I wrote to Bret Hart – Known as Hitman during his WWF wrestling days:

Bret "The Hitman" Hart
Bret “The Hitman” Hart

Hey Bret, since this form doesn’t have image verification and you’re a popular man, you must get a lot of spam mail. That’s why that attractive title.

I am Arjun, presently in London but originally from India. I’ve grown up with you as my hero and role model. The good guy among those bad guys – the Man who knows the importance of not cheating, even if it means getting beaten up, yet strong enough to beat any other man.

Bret, I read about you in detail. I’m sad for what happened and happy that your book’s out.

Just want to say that you’re a great man and my prayers are with you. It would be better if there was a way – website or something where I could read more about you. I guess you want to stay away from the limelight, which is understandable.

😉

Take care Bret
You’re the best there ever will be!!

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Achievement India News

India conquers the Moon. Indian Moon Impact Probe creates history!

India, today became the 4th nation to reach Moon via the MIP bearing Chandrayaan 1.

Indian Space Research Organisation (the Indian version of NASA) today fulfilled what they had promised. India’s first Moon impact probe today landed on Moon’s surface at 8:31pm (Indian standard time) creating history. Chandrayaan 1 ejected the MIP 100 kms from Moon’s surface.

Image of Lunar surface taken by India's Moon Impact Probe
Image of Lunar surface taken by India

“It was during Jawaharlal Nehru’s (India’s first prime minister) time that the nucleus for a space programme started. It is befitting that on children’s day (Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday) , celebrated in his honour, that India should plant its flag on the lunar surface,” Said Mr Madhavan Nair, Chairman, ISRO in the company of APJ Abdul Kalam (ex Indian president) and other scientists.

The MIP detached itself from Chandrayaan and took 25 mins to land on Moon’s surface (because of lower gravitational pull as compared to earth).

APJ Abdul kalam with Nair on India's Moon mission
APJ Abdul kalam with Nair on India

“India may send a manned mission with an Indian astronaut in as less as 7 years”, APJ Adul Kalam said today.

Congratulations India!

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Achievement Internet personal

I’m a WordPress top blogger! again! Thanks for the hawt post wordpress!

When I first blogged about becoming a WordPress top blogger, I was excited as a child at getting into the top blogs, top posts and growing blogs category on WordPress. After that day, it became a pretty regular thing. There have been 7 more days, including today when CafeArjun.com appeared in the top bloggers page and my posts on top posts and a couple of them as “Hawt posts” (ones that appear as the main post on WordPress.com) on the WordPress.com homepage (max honor for any blogger).

Here are some trophies in form of images, of which, thanks to WordPress (I’m in love with you WordPress !! 🙂 ), I’m very proud of:

My top blogging stats - CafeArjun.com
My top blogging stats - CafeArjun.com
Hawt post on WordPress.com
Hawt post on WordPress.com

There are various other screen shots with different posts on the WordPress.com homepage, but really can’t be bothered to upload all.

Highlights:

Top Blog number 71 – 4th of November 2008

Top Blog number 54 – 5th of November 2008

Top Post number 93 – 5th of November 2008 – Did Katt Williams die in a plane crash?

Top post number 79 – 6th November 2008 – Bobby Jindal 2012

Top blog number 73 – 6th of November 2008

Top blog #53 on 7th Nov 2008

Top post #91 on 7th November 2008 – Bobby Jindal – President 2012

Top blog #41 on 8th November 2008

Top post #12 on 8th Nov 08 – Compaq review

Top blog #34 on 9th of November 2008

Top post #50 on 9th Nov 2008 for HP Compaq review

Top blog #58 on the 10th of Nov 2008

Top post #64 – 11th of November 2008 = Bobby Jindal

Top blog number 54 on the 11th of November 2008

Just want to thank WordPress for giving me a great platform to blog and super solid, robust interface, hosting and services. I have blogged with Blogspot, Blogger, Hubpages, Live pages and many more (as I work in the SEO industry), but have never come across something as brilliant as WordPress. Plus, with the brand new WordPress 2.7, this is just going to improve.

I’ll soon write an article about external tools I use when I blog. A post called “How to blog successfully”. Hopefully real soon.

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Aamir Khan’s Gajini (sorry Ghajini) to rock Bollywood! Amir’s new look

I’ve seen commercials on TV.. They’re showing thousand times a day in the UK on Zee, B4u, Star etc. (I live in London) and on almost every other Indian channel. Amir Khan, as usual looks great. The commercials show him with a reformed body, solid abs and chest. And then something happens in the movie and his look changes into a weird hairstyle, which, by the way, i really like!! 🙂

Amir Khan stars in the most awaited release of 2008 - ghajini
Amir Khan stars in the most awaited release of 2008 - ghajini

After Amir Khan’s taare zameen par, everyone has great expectation from Gajini and u bet Aamir Khan will do justice to it.

I just can’t wait for the movie to be out. Who else can’t wait? hands up people!

Ghajini (remake of south Indian Gajini) which is a remake of a hollywood movie Momento is the news of the hour.

Story of Momento and Gajini (Don’t read this 😉 ):

The movie is about Aamir Khan who has short term amnesia (memory loss) and whose sole motive is to take revenge for his wife’s murder. Starring with Aamir are Jiah Khan (who shot to fame after Nishabd with Amitabh Bachchan) and Asin Thottumkal (a south Indian actress, really popular down there).

Aamir Khan plays Sanjay Ramasamy suffering from short term memory loss because he was hit by a metal rod. Here’s the plot – his memory lasts only about 15 mins. After a while he understands this and starts tattooing himself with everything Aamir thinks he needs to remember and taking pictures with his polaroid camera. A police officer finds out that Aamir khan has murdered several people in order to find his girlfriend/wife’s murderers. This story intrihues a student medical student who wants to write her medical project. The student finds out that Aamir Khan’s girlfriend was trying to save children (for a charitable purpose) and when some bad people who want to kidnap children find about this, they murder Amir Khan’s wife (or girlfriend – still not clear).

It’s being said that Amir has worked out in the gym for 3-4 hours everyday. Well, and it shows.. look at the pic above!

3D game based on the film Ghajini

They say this is going to be the best game ever made in India and its release will coincide with Ghajini’s (still don’t understand why they call this Ghajini and not Gajini) music release. Music score in this movie is by the legendary A R Rehman! Yoohoo! Kya film banayi hai yaar (this is my review without even watching it).

Ghajini is going to be the biggest hit of 2008. I bet!

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Thank you Sarah Palin and WordPress – I’m a top blogger!

While surfing the web, came across Cafepress and saw some cool Anti Sarah Palin T shirts‘ designs. Found ’em pretty interesting and blogged about it. The result?
Top Blog - CafeArjun
Top Blog - CafeArjun

Ranked number 2 amongst Growing Blogs on WP

http://botd.wordpress.com/2008/10/15/growing-blogs-901/

14th Oct, 2008 - Growing blog - CafeArjun
14th Oct, 2008 - Growing blog - CafeArjun

Ranked 58th amongst Top Blogs on WordPress!!

http://botd.wordpress.com/2008/10/15/top-blogs-903/

A heartfelt thank you to Sarah Palin for being her!

Which brings me to today’s news – On being asked by Limbaugh on the Limbaugh show “have you thought of your political future beyond the 2008 US Election Campaign”, Sarah Palin replied “That’s a good question“.. Sarah! Thats another superhit !!