Bailed Bollywood star heads back to work

September 10, 2007 at 4:22 pm (Uncategorized)

Bollywood bad boy Sanjay Dutt Monday said he could resume work as early as this weekend after being temporarily bailed from his six-year jail term for arms possession.

“I will resume my movie shoots very soon, starting possibly this weekend to meet contractual commitments,” Dutt, sporting prison-cropped hair, told reporters.

“I have to grow my hair back and get into shape,” joked the burly actor, who has already spent three weeks behind bars.

The film “Kidnapped,” directed by Sanjay Gadhvi — known for last year’s top grosser “Dhoom 2” (Have a Blast) — will be one of the first Dutt will start shooting.

“Alongside, I will shoot for ‘Dus Kahaniyaan’ (Ten Stories),” said Dutt, known for his macho image and gangster roles.

With six movies in production, some 750 million rupees (18.4 million dollars) of Bollywood money is riding on Dutt.

The hugely popular star was sentenced to six years in prison on July 31 for possessing illegal weapons received from the plotters of the 1993 Mumbai bombings, which killed 257 people and injured 800.

Dutt has always maintained his innocence, arguing he kept a Kalashnikov assault rifle to protect his family from sectarian violence.

Last month the Supreme Court agreed to his conditional release after the anti-terror court in Mumbai failed to provide the actor with a copy of its judgment.

The Supreme Court ordered Dutt to turn himself in when his lawyers receive a copy of the judgment later this month.

The son of a politically prominent Hindu father and a Muslim mother honoured for her acting, Dutt’s turbulent off-screen life has also been wracked by drug abuse and two failed marriages.

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Cricket.

September 6, 2007 at 3:25 pm (ball, bat, green, pitch, players, sports, stadium)

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Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport contested by two teams, usually of eleven players each. A cricket match is played on a grass field, roughly oval in shape, in the center of which is a flat strip of ground 22 yards (20.12 m) long, called a pitch. At each end of the pitch is a construction of three parallel wooden stakes (known as stumps) driven vertically into the ground, with two small crosspieces (known as bails) laid across the top of them. This wooden structure is called a wicket.

The bowler, a player from the fielding team, hurls a hard, fist-sized, cork-centered, leather-covered ball from the vicinity of one wicket towards the other. The ball usually bounces once before reaching the batsman, a player from the opposing team. In defense of the wicket, the batsman plays the ball with a wooden cricket bat. Meanwhile, the other members of the bowler’s team stand in various positions around the field as fielders, players who retrieve the batted ball in an effort to stop the batsman scoring, and if possible to get him or her out. The batsman, if he or she does not get out (for example if the bowled ball hits the wicket, or if a fielder catches the ball off the bat before it bounces), may run between the wickets, exchanging ends with a second batsman (the non-striker), who has been waiting near the bowler’s wicket. Each completed exchange of ends scores one run, and the match is won by the team that scores more runs.

Cricket has been an established team sport for hundreds of years. It originated in its modern form in England and is most popular in the present and former members of the Commonwealth. Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world. More than a hundred cricket-playing nations are recognized by the International Cricket Council. In the countries of South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, cricket is the most popular sport. It is also a major sport in England and Wales, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe and the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean, which are collectively known in cricketing parlance as the West Indies. There are also well-established amateur club competitions in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Kenya, Nepal and Argentina, among others.

The sport is followed with passion in many different parts of the world. It has even occasionally given rise to diplomatic outrage, the most notorious being the Basil D’Oliveira affair which led to the banning of South Africa from sporting events. Other examples include the Bodyline series, played between England and Australia in the early 1930s, and the 1981 underarm bowling incident involving Australia and NewZealand.

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till the end of time …!!! (time has no end)

September 4, 2007 at 3:11 pm (end, time, truth)

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Time has no end, but end has a time and even after that end it continues and enter a new timing zone which is an endless time. Even end doesn’t end there.

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Quotes for the day

September 1, 2007 at 3:00 pm (quote of the day, quotes, wit & wisdom)

*Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.

*I am an atheist, thank God!

*A bachelor is a souvenir of some woman who found a better one at the last minute.

*Beauty is the first present nature gives to women, and the first it takes away.

*One boy is more trouble than a dozen girls.

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