Sunday, June 24, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The sixth edition of Vijay Awards was held on June 16 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai. The awards were given for 34 categories for 143 Tamil films, which were released in 2011.
The Vijay Awards jury comprised filmmaker KS Ravikumar, cinematographer Rathinavel, actors Yugi Sethu, Nadhiya and Lizzy Priyadarshan, who choose Vikram as the Best Actor, Ajith Kumar as the Best Villain, Engeyum Eppothum as the Best Film, Vetrimaran as the Best Director of 2011.
Here, we bringing you a complete list of the winners:
Best Film - Engeyum Eppodhum
Best Actor - Vikram (Deiva Thirumagan)
Best Actress - Anjali (Engeyum Eppodhum)
Best Villain - Ajith (Mankatha)
Best Director - Vetrimaran (Aadukalam)
Best Supporting Actor - Sarath Kumar (Kanchana)
Best Supporting Actress - Uma Riaz (Mounaguru)
Best Comedian - Santhanam (Siruthai)
Best Comedian Jury Award - Kovai Sarala (Kanchana)
Best Screenplay - Thiagarajan Kumararaja (Mounaguru)
Best Debut Actor - Nani (Veppam)
Best Dialogue - Samuthikiran (Poraali)
Best Music Director - GV Prakash (Aadukalam)
Best Background Score - Yuvan Shankar Raja ( Aaranya Kaandam)
Best Cinematographer - PS Vinod (Aaranya Kaandam)
Best Art Director - Seenu (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
Best Stunt Director - Dillip Subbarayan ( Aaranya Kaandam)
Best Choreographer - Suchitra (Dia dia song from Avan Ivan)
Best Editor - Kishore (Engeyum Eppodhum)
Best Make Up - Dodandapani (7aam Arivu)
Best Song - Yathe Yathe (Aadukalam)
Best Singer (Male)- SPB for Aiyo (Aadukalam)
Best Singer (Female)- Chinmayee for Saaru Kaathu (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
Best Find of The Year - Ghibran (Vaagai Sooda Vaa)
Best Crew - Aadukalam team
Favourite Director - Venkat Prabhu (Mankatha)
Favourite Film - Ko
Favourite Song - Enammo (Ko)
Special Jury Award - Baby Sarah (Deiva Thirumagal)
Chevalier Sivaji Award - SPB
Best Entertainer - Dhanush
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Before going into the ice cream recipes, one must know what an ice cream is. Ice cream is a term that originates from iced-cream which literally means frozen and sweetened cream. Although there are hundreds of flavors of ice creams available today, there are some flavors that enjoy immense popularity among people. It is also possible to experiment and make up your own flavor of ice cream. The ice cream that we get today is also often flavored using artificial sweeteners and other additives. Usually ice cream is made from dairy products but there are also non fatty alternatives to using milk and milk products. Ice cream is a great way to beat the heat in summers apart from the simple joy of tasting something cold and sweet. Let us now look at some of the most well known ice cream recipes.
10. Mango ice cream:
Mango ice cream is really easy to make. All you need is a couple of mangoes, 2-3 tablespoons of sugar, 2 cups of milk, one cup of condensed milk and some lemon juice. Mix the peeled mangoes and sugar in a mixer and make sure that it’s well pureed. Mix in the milk, the condensed milk and the lemon juice with the mangoes and sugar. Blend the mix into a creamy and smooth mix and refrigerate. What you get is a delightful ice cream with an aroma to kill for.
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9. Banana ice cream:
Preparing Banana ice cream is one of the easiest and quickest ones. Take 4 ripe bananas and cut them up into small pieces. Add the banana chunks to 400 ml double cream and add about 50-75 gms of sugar to the mix. Squeeze in half a lemon into the mix and whizz it in a mixer till it forms a uniform mix. Put it in the freezer and make sure that you stir it occasionally to prevent it from getting completely frozen.
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8. Blueberry ice cream:
This is one of the most loved ice cream recipes among all as the color of the blueberry gives the ice cream a distinct and attractive look. Mix around four cups of frozen or fresh blueberries with 2 table spoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of water. Boil the mix in a large saucepan till the berries are a little soft. Strain the mix and filter out the seeds and the skins. Add the mix to the cream and then stir till its uniform. Put the mix in the freezer and refrigerate for at least 24 hours to get the best results.
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7. Coconut ice cream:
Coconut ice cream is also really easy to make and tastes really great. What you need is a cupful of milk, a can of coconut cream, two cups of heavy cream and one cup of sweetened flaked coconut. Mix them all in a blender. When the mixture is smooth add in the flaked coconut with some sugar, if required, and then refrigerate the mix for at least a couple of hours. This is one of the easiest ice cream recipes and therefore is famous all around the world.
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6. Honey ice cream:
Honey ice cream is a combination recipe made from a variety of secondary flavors. We will use vanilla but other flavors can also be used in its place. You will need 2 cups of milk, one cup honey, 2 beaten eggs, 2 cups whipped cream and one tablespoon vanilla. Heat the milk over a medium flame; add in the honey and also some salt. Add the beaten eggs in small amounts and stir as you cook for around 5 minutes. Cool it to room temperature and mix the vanilla. Refrigerate and freeze the mix and serve as required.
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5. Butterscotch ice cream:
Butterscotch ice cream is a well known and much loved ice cream flavor. You will need a cupful of brown sugar, 2 tablespoon butter, 2 cups of whipped cream, 2 cups of light cream, 6 egg yolks and one tablespoon vanilla. Heat the sugar, the butter and vanilla in a pan till it melts. Then add in half a cup of whipped cream. After the mix is smoothened out, remove the butterscotch from the pan. Mix one cup of whipped cream with the light cream and heat it in a pan. Beat the egg yolk to a mix and then add in the heated cream to the mix. Heat the mixture in a pan for around 2 minutes. Strain this mixture into the butterscotch and refrigerate the mix, stirring it occasionally. Freeze the mix in a bowl for 10-12 hours to enjoy homemade butterscotch ice cream.
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4. Pistachio ice cream:
Pistachio is a well known flavor of ice cream and is surprisingly easy to make. Take a cupful of pistachios and mix it with ¼ cup of sugar in a food processor. Mix the pistachio and sugar with milk in a pan and heat it over a low flame. Add in around ½ teaspoons of almond extract to the mix. This is your first mix. Now mix 4 large egg yolks in a bowl with half a cup of sugar. Add the first mix to this. Heat it over a low flame for a while till the custard forms. Strain the mix after around 10 minutes and cool it. To this mix add in a cup of whipped cream with ¾th cup pistachios and process in a food processor. Refrigerate for 24 hours and serve as required.
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3. Strawberry ice cream:
Strawberry ice cream is one of the most well known flavors of ice cream and is therefore one of the most sought after ice cream recipes. The popularity comes from the color and the taste of the ice cream. You will need 2 cups of strawberries, 2 cups of sugar divided into halves, 3 beaten egg yolks, 500 ml double cream and 250 ml full cream milk. Destalk the strawberries and mix with half a cup of sugar and mix it in a food processor. In a different bowl, mix half a cup of sugar to the egg yolk and beat it till it is smooth. Heat this mix but do not boil it, add in hot cream milk to the mix and heat the mix again. Chill this mixture and add sugar and strawberries to it. Whip the two mixtures together till it forms a smooth and thick mix. Refrigerate the mix for 10-12 hours for best results.
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2. Chocolate ice cream:
Chocolate ice cream is easy to make and tastes great. There are many different ways to make this ice cream. Chocolate is an important part of the recipe and you will also need some brown sugar and some milk to go with the chocolate. Mix these two first and then add in cream into the mix. Cool the mixture till it becomes thick and smooth. Refrigerate the entire mixture and serve as required after 2-4 hours.
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1. Vanilla ice cream:
Vanilla ice cream is the most popular ice cream flavor. Heat half-and-half cream and heavy cream in a saucepan and heat it over a low flame. Whisk around 5-9 egg yolks in a bowl until it changes color slightly, add in the sugar to the bowl and mix. Add in the cream mixture into the whipped eggs and sugar and cook this mixture for around 20 minutes over a low flame. Add in 2-3 drops of vanilla extract into the mixture and stir to mix it. Once it is well mixed, put it in the refrigerator to cool for around 4-8 hours. Serve as required.
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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
This list of top 10 WWE wrestlers brings before you some of the men who became legends in the world of sports entertainment. WWE is short for World Wrestling Entertainment. Over the years it has been known by many names; the WWF was the most popular one. The company known today as WWE Inc. is one of sports entertainment’s biggest powerhouses. WWE is broadcast in more than 30 languages today in more than a hundred countries. The company is run by its CEO Vince McMahon who is also the major stockholder in the company. The company was founded in 1952 and is a multimillion dollar industry now. Throughout its history wrestlers have dazzled crowds with their style and skill; we will look at some of the best WWE entertainers that have graced the stage.
10. Randy Savage:
Macho Man Randy Savage was the stage name of Randy Mario Poffo who was an American born wrestler. He passed away in 2011 because of a cardiac arrhythmia. He was a much loved wrestler during his time and also won the world championship in wrestling with more than one wrestling alliance. He was a miraculous personality in the ring and had mass appeal with the fans too.
9. Ric Flair:
Richard Morgan Fliehr is the real name of the charismatic wrestler Ric Flair. He is also well known as the Nature Boy and is one of the most entertaining WWE wrestlers to have hit the sports entertainment rings. His career which has lasted more than 40 years now has seen him do everything that there is to do in sports entertainment wrestling and more so in the WWE. He is inducted into all major sports entertainment hall of fame listings and has worked with almost every major organization in sports entertainment too.
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8. Triple H:
Triple H is a modern day gladiator and has won countless hearts through his skills in the ring. His real name is Paul Michael Levesque and he is one of the most talented and charismatic wrestlers to have come into sports entertainment. Triple H retired in 2011 from full time wrestling after a career that was grand in every sense of the word. Today he heads the WWE front office as an executive vice president and is also involved in some part time wrestling. Triple H has won every major title in wrestling entertainment. He holds the record for having won the WWE title most number of times.
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7. Brock Lesnar:
Brock Lesnar is easily one of the most dominant forces to have graced the wrestling business. He is a well known face in the mixed martial arts circuit which is major contact wrestling. His accomplishments as an amateur WWE wrestler are also very well known across the world. He was in the WWE for only about 4-5 years but he has returned in April 2012 after stints in pro-wrestling circuits. Brock Lesnar was also world champion at the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) in 2008 after he beat legendary wrestler and MMA artist, Randy Couture.
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6. Shawn Michaels:
Born as Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, Shawn Michaels is a well known TV host too apart from being one of the most loved wrestlers of all time. Since his pro-wrestling debut in 1984, Shawn has been one of the WWE’s biggest stars and champions. He has done it all in the wrestling business and has also managed to hold every title in WWE. He was also inducted into the hall of fame in 2011. He has been part of some of the most successful tag teams in WWE history.
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5. The Rock: Dwayne Douglas Johnson who is better known as The Rock is one of the most electrifying personalities to have hit the WWE rings. He started off as a college football player in 1991 and has also seen a fair amount of success there. The Rock is now famous as a Hollywood star with an enviable success in mainstream films. He made his WWE debut in 1996 and quickly became one of the biggest stars on the WWE roster. The Rock has won every title in the WWE and is still one of the most popular champions for WWE fans even as he is no more a regular on the circuit.
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4. Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart:
Bret Hart is a Canadian born wrestler who was well known by his stage name, Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart. The most well known quote associated with Bret Hart was that he is “the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be”. His pro-wrestling debut was in 1978. He has made some entries into the rings on and off even in recent times. He was inducted into the WWE hall of fame in 2006.
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3. Stone Cold Steve Austin:
Steven James Anderson was born in 1964 and debuted in 1989 to pro-wrestling as Steve Smith, later called ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. He is also a well known actor and TV personality and has been around in the entertainment business for a significant amount of time. His prowess in the ring are well known to his fans but to most people it may come off as repulsive in some ways as his blunt and in your face style is a rare thing. He sustained several injuries which forced him out of retirement and has been sparingly active in the last few years.
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2. Hulk Hogan:
Terry Gene Bollea is a face that very few will forget if they have ever enjoyed watching the WWE. Hulk Hogan is also a well known actor and TV personality. He is easily among the most popular WWE wrestlers of all time. Hulk Hogan made his debut in 1977 and since then has been tearing up stages in all forms of entertainment wrestling. Hulk Hogan’s legendary status in pro-wrestling is well known to every fan of the sport and needs no major description.
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1. The Undertaker:
Mark William Callaway is the real name of the man feared across wrestling as The Undertaker. He debuted in 1984 and has since established himself as the most elusive yet iconic character in all of wrestling entertainment. He has changed his look quite a number of times down the years but his aura has remained intact. This is why he referred to as ‘The Phenom’. The Undertaker also has one of the best in-ring music. So when the bell goes ‘dong’ and you are his opponent, you know “Your time has come”.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
|Subhash Chandra Bose inspects the the notorious Cellular Jail|
on Andaman Island in 1944
|Nethaji with his brother Sudhir Chandra Bose and his wife|
This photograph taken in 1939
|Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose with Japanese Army|
He is at bottom left. This photograph taken 28 April, 1943
|Subhash Chandra Bose with Adolf Hitler in Germany on 29th May in 1942|
|Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose with Mahatma Gandhi|
|Subhash Chandra Bose during East Asia Conference in November 1943|
|Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose with Heinrich Himmler|
This photograph taken in 1943