Former cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin may contest the coming Lok Sabha polls on a Congress ticket. The Congress leadership has been in touch with him for the past few months.
With the TDP-TRS alliance looking strong in Andhra Pradesh, Azharuddin’s entry will boost the confidence of the Congress.
Azharuddin will be used by Congress to counter the powerful MIM influence on Muslim voters in Hyderabad.
The batsman might stand from his hometown Hyderabad. He has a huge fan-following there despite his premature exit from the world of cricket following allegations of match fixing in the late 90s.
Azhar has kept a low profile since his exit from the Indian cricket scene and runs a successful event management firm.
Speculation was rife in February last year that he may either join or campaign for the Telangana Rastra Samiti in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls. The talk was sparked by the hour-long luncheon meeting he had with TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao.
January 20, 2009 Posted by Bala | Cricket, Elections, General, India Related, Politics, Sports | Andhra, Andhra O, Andhra Pradesh, Azhar, Azharuddin, Bala, Balamurugan, Balamurugan R, Balgates, Captain, Chandrasekhar, Chandrasekhar Rao, Confidence, Congress, Contest, Cricket, Cricketer, Desam, Ex-Skipper, Fixing, Former, Hyderabad, India, Indian, K Chandrasekhar Rao, Lok Sabha, Match, Match Fixing, Mohammad, Mohammad Azharuddin, Mohammed, Mohammed Azharuddin, MP, Municipal, Muslim, Parliament, Party, Politics, Polls, Pradesh, President, R Balamurugan, Rao, Rashtriya, Rastra, Samithi, Skipper, TDP, Telengana, Telengana Rashtriya Samithi, Telugu, Telugu Desam Party, TRS, Voters | Leave a comment
He may be popular for all the wrong reasons, but Satyam’s disgraced founder Ramalinga Raju has beaten US President-elect Barack Obama on internet popularity charts in India, and is closing the gap abroad too.
By now infamous IT czar Raju shot to limelight earlier this month after disclosing what has emerged as the country’s biggest ever corporate fraud in India and has been called
‘India’s Enron’ right from the word go. Google’s search volume index shows Raju and Obama were generating almost equal searches from India during the first six days of the year, with Obama leading by a small margin. However, Raju jumped up the charts on January 7, when he admitted to a massive fraud of about Rs 7,800 crore.
The search volumes for Raju are estimated to have been over 10 times more than that of Obama on January 7, after which it has been declining consistently but Raju is still holding an edge over the US President-elect.
In terms of search volumes generated from various regions, Raju’s own state Andhra Pradesh is on top, followed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Delhi. In terms of cities too, the maximum search volume has been from Hyderabad, where both Raju and Satyam are based, followed by Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Mahape and Delhi.
As regards searches for Obama, Tamil Nadu has been on the top, followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi among the regions. For cities, the maximum search volumes for Obama has come from Chennai, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. Outside India too, Raju has generated significant search volumes from UAE, Singapore, Finland, US, Poland, Australia, UK, Canada and Germany, but has lagged Obama. Raju has been searched for in Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Dallas and San Fransisco, while search queries have come in Polish language too, other than English.
January 19, 2009 Posted by Bala | General, India Related, IT, Software, Technology, World News | 7800, Abu Dhabi, Andhra, Andhra Pradesh, Australia, Bala, Balamurugan, Balamurugan R, Balgates, Bangalore, Barack, Barack Obama, Canada, CEO, Chennai, Computer, Crores, Dallas, Delhi, Elect, Finland, Fraud, Germany, Gujarat, Hyderabad, India, Information Technology, Internet, IT, Karnataka, Mahape, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Nadu, Navi Mumbai, Obama, Poland, Polish, Popularity, Pradesh, President, Pune, R Balamurugan, Raju, Ramalinga, Ramalinga Raju, San Francisco, Satyam, Services, Singapore, Tamil, Tamil Nadu, TamilNadu, UAE, UK, US, USA | Leave a comment
FACING THE HEAT: ISRO Chairman Madhavan Nair says Chandrayaan-1 is hotter by 10 degree Celsius.
India’s moon mission Chandrayaan-1 is facing the heat, literally. A month after its launch, an unexplained rise in temperature is causing concern for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
ISRO Chairman Madhavan Nair says Chandrayaan-1 is now hotter by 10 degree Celsius which is hot enough to affect its instruments.
Volcanoes have erupted on the moon in the past. And temperatures on the surface often reach 100 degree Celsius.
While it isn’t clear yet what’s triggered the rise in temperature, scientists say a thermal blanket around the satellite could be used to keep temperatures down.
Chandrayaan-1, India’s first lunar mission, was launched on October 22, 2008 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, Sriharikota by PSLV-C11.
The Moon Impact Probe (MIP), with the Indian Tricolour pasted on its outer surface, was ejected on November 14 from Chandrayaan-1 and landed on the lunar surface.
December 3, 2008 Posted by Bala | General, India Related, Science, Technology, World News | 10, 10 Degree, 100, 100 Degree, 100 Degree Celsius, 2008, 22, Affect, Andhra, Andhra Pradesh, Around, Bangalore, Bengaluru, Blanket, Celsius, Centre, Chairman, Chandrayaan, Chandrayaan-1, Chandrayaan-2, Concern, Delhi, Dhawan, Down, Enough, Erupt, Erupted, Facing, First, Heat, Hot, Hotter, Hottest, India, Indian, Indian Space Research Organisation, Instruments, ISRO, Karnataka, Kerala, Land, Landed, Launch, Launched, Lunar, Lunar Mission, Madhavan, Madhavan Nair, Mission, Moon, Nair, New, New Delhi, October, October 22, October 22 2008, Organisation, Past, Pradesh, Research, Rise, Rises, Satellite, Satish, Satish Dhawan, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Scientist, Scientists, SHAR, Space, Sriharikota, Surface, Temperature, Temperatures, Thermal, Thermal Blanket, Thiruvananthapuran, Trigger, Triggered, Trivandrum, Volcano, Volcanoes, Worried, Worries, Worry | Leave a comment
Tamil Nadu superstar Rajnikanth
He is South India’s biggest super star and for almost two decades now his entry into politics has been speculated. And, with the general elections around the corner once again there is strong buzz of Rajnikanth taking the plunge.
BJP prime ministerial candidate LK Advani’s visit to Rajnikanth’s house in Chennai has sent tongues wagging. Sources said that Advani wants Rajni to hop onboard and campaign for the BJP in the upcoming elections.
However, when both were quizzed about the same, they were tight lipped. Advani said, ” I had an invitation from him to visit his house for a long time and I used the opportunity since I was here in Chennai.”
“Rajnikanth had been pressing me for a long time to visit his place. Today I accepted the invitation. We discussed many things, including his latest film. It was a happy meeting with him and his family,” the BJP leader said.
Advani said that it was long standing desire of Rajanikanth and himself for a meeting. “It was fulfilled today,” he said.
Advani was in Chennai yesteday in connection with the release of the Tamil version of his autobiography.
Advani welcomed Rajnikant’s statement that he would come to politics if god asked him to do so.
“I had appreciated his decision that he will come to politics when god wills,” Advani said.
Following the meet, Rajnikanth also kept mum and said, “It was just a casual visit.”
And, with superstar Chiranjeevi having launched a political party recently, several Rajni fans want to see their favourite star do the same. The meeting assumes significance in the wake of the demand by Rajnikant’s fans asking him to enter politics.
However, he had been resisting such demands but recently announced that he would undertake a tour of the state to meet his fans. He had also promised that he would be frequently meeting them.
Rajnikanth is not averse to the idea expect he says that he’s wating for a sign from the Gods to make the plunge. He had said, “No one can compel me. What has to happen will surely happen. God’s sign has to come. If God’s sign comes, I can even start a party tomorrow.”
During the run up to the 2004 elections Rajnikanth had declared that he will vote for the BJP, but stopped short of asking his fans also to support the party. The saffron party is hoping that this time too Rajni will indicate his support, even if he does not make a political plunge.
November 13, 2008 Posted by Bala | Elections, General, India Related, Politics | Adhvani, Advani, Andhra, Andhra Pradesh, Autobiography, Bharatiya, Bharatiya Janata Party, Big, Biggest, Biography, BJP, Candidate, Chennai, Chiranjeevi, Chiru, Compaign, Decades, Delhi, Election, Entry, Fans, General, General Elections, God, House, India, Invitation, Janata, Join, Lata, Latha, LK Advani, Meet, Minister, Ministerial, New, New Delhi, Party, Politics, Prime, Prime Minister, Rajini, Rajinikant, RajiniKanth, Sources, South, South India, Speculation, Star, Super, Super Star, SuperStar, Support, Tamil, Tamil Nadu, TamilNadu, Telugu, Version, Visit, Welcome | Leave a comment
I’m Bala – The so called BALGATES 🙂
This blog is to express my thoughts to the World: blogging, which I do when I’m bored.
Mr.Bill Gates is my role model & inspiration. Hence, My Friends call me as Balgates 🙂
I’m a die – hard fan of Indian Cricket & Sourav Ganguly. U can expect a lot of updates from Cricket.
We can discuss a lot regarding my blogs. I hope you have a nice time here.
- Top IT skills that can get you a better job
- Madurai’s traffic cops to get booths with ACs
- Facebook opens office in Hyderabad, India
- Kill IE6 says Industry, No says Microsoft!!!
- Infosys looking at overseas acquisitions
- Satyam Computers is now Mahindra Satyam
- Microsoft To Launch Free Anti-virus Named ‘Morro’ Soon
- Sourav Ganguly promises Rs 60 lakh for Cyclone Aila victims
- How Does Google Store All of its Data?
- Infosys Layoff – The IT giant Infosys Technologies fires 2100 employees
- Happy Rahman thanks mother, God at Oscars gala
- AR Rahman gets 2 Oscars for Slumdog’s music
Site infoBalgates’s Weblog
Blog at WordPress.com.