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Friday, May 18

Canne Film Festival 2007 kicked off!!!

Each year the Cannes Film Festival is held in Cannes, France. The 60th Annual 2007 Cannes Film Festival will run in May 16 to 27, 2007. Wong Kar Wai's My Blueberry Nights will open the festival, Denys Arcand's The Age of Darkness2006 Cannes Film Festival's Jury president). The President of the Official Jury will be British director Stephen Frears. will close (Wong was the



Films in Competition


Deadly protest of Sikh Community in Chandigarh

Protesters attack Dera Sacha Sauda campuses

STIR CONTINUES: Activists of Sikh organisations brandish swords during a protest against the Dera Sacha Sauda, in Amritsar on Thursday. A ban on the Dera was demanded by demonstrators at many places in Punjab.


CHANDIGARH : Angry Sikh protesters overran a campus of the Dera Sacha Sauda at Ram Nagar village near Maur Mandi in Bathinda district and damaged another in Mansa district.

Dera chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh had presided over a congregation of the sect, which Sikh organisations have described as sacrilege against Guru Gobind Singh and the rituals related to baptism. The group, armed with firearms, swords and iron rods, ransacked the campus and set fire to parked vehicles. At least a dozen ``Premis'' (followers of the dera) suffered injuries and were hospitalised. Three policemen, part of a posse that was hopelessly outnumbered, were also injured.

The group led by the chief of the Damdami Taksal, Harnam Singh Dhuma, and a former militant, Daljit Singh Bittu had attended a congregation convened by the apex Singh Sahibs on the issue in Talwandi Sabo, but resented what it described as its ``soft'' decision.

The violence occurred when it was proceeding towards Salabatpura, where the Dera chief presided over the congregation, in a cavalcade of cars, trucks and tractor-trailers. The group had sworn to destroy the Dera's set up there.

IN THE EYE OF A STORM: Supporters of the Dera Sacha Sauda protesting against the Punjab Government at Sirsa, Haryana, on Thursday.

Police succeeded in stopping the group near Bhai Rupa, about seven km from Salabatpura, where unofficial reports indicated that a few thousand ``Premis'' had gathered in the Dera's campus there.

After presiding over the congregation at Takhat Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo, Jathedar of Akal Takhat Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti pronounced the `hukumnama' (edict) directing all Sikhs to boycott the Dera Sacha Sauda and its `Premis.'

He served an ultimatum on the State government to arrest Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh within 10 days and sought a ban on the activities of similar sects whose practices hurt the sentiments of the community.

Though the Jathedar did not allow representatives of the organisations to speak, the Singh Sahibs accepted written suggestions, which they discussed at length before issuing the edict that they claimed was based on a consensus.

The protesters said that the tenure of the ultimatum was too long.

They also urged the Jathedar to lead a march to Sirsa and challenge the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters.


Once in the blue moon!! Smart Sardar!!!

A Sardarji and an American are seated next to each other on a flight from Los Angeles to New York. The American asks if he would like to play a fun game.

The Sardarji, tired, just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.

The American persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun. He says, "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me five dollars, and vice versa."

Again, he declines and tries to get some sleep.

The American, now agitated, says, "Okay, if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5,and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $500."

This catches the Sardarji's attention and, figuring there will be no end to this torment, agrees to the game.

The American asks the first question: "What's the distance from the earth to the moon?"

The Sardarji doesn't say a word, reaches into his wallet,pulls out a $5.00 bill, and hands it to the American.

"Okay," says the American, "your turn".




He asks, "What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?"


The American, puzzled, takes out his laptop computer & searches all his preferences........no answer. He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the Internet and the Library of Congress... no answer.

Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his friends and coworkers but to no avail.

After an hour, he wakes the Sardarji and hands him $500.

The Sardarji thanks him and turns back to get some more sleep.

The American, who is more than a little miffed, stirs the Sardarji and asks, "Well, what's the answer?"

Without a word, the Sardarji reaches into his purse,hands the american $5,and goes back to sleep.


Thursday, May 17

Extreme Engineering!!!

Here's a fantastic sight to share on German's ingenuity .
Even after you see it, it's still hard to believe! ... What a feat! It took six years, 500 million euros, 918 meters long... now a spectacle!

This channel-bridge over River Elbe joins the former East and West Germany as part of the unification project. It is located in the city of Magdeburg, near Berlin and this photo was taken on the inauguration day.

For those non-engineer trained who appreciates engineering project, here's a puzzle. Was the bridge designed to withstand the additional weight of ship and barge traffic or just the weight of the water?


Isn't it a BLUNDER ????

Be Careful While Using Your Credit Cards

Mumbai: The next time you decide to use your credit card on a shopping trip, think again. The Mumbai police have busted a hitech credit card fraud which they believe is the crime of the future.

Four gadget-savvy youngsters from Andheri, two of them software engineers, got together to earn a quick buck and ended up ripping off over Rs 3 lakh of citizens' money. The foursome were arrested by the Juhu police on Tuesday. Interestingly, one of the boys was all set to leave for the United State s for a job in a wellplaced computer firm.

According to the police, the mastermind of the gang is 19-year-old Leo Paul. A second-year engineering student at a Bandra college, Paul had read about a magnetic card-reading device which could store data once you swipe a card through it. Data from at least 12 such cards could be stored at a time. Paul realised that if credit cards were swiped though the machine, the personal data of a customer stored on it could be accessed. He then teamed with Akash Kamble, a 19-year-old Lokhandwala resident, and ordered the card-reader from USA, using the internet, since it's not available in India.


"The boys befriended a waiter at Kings International hotel at Juhu to take their plan ahead. Every time someone ate a meal in the hotel and paid by credit card, the waiter would discreetly swipe it through the magnetic card-reader, which is no more than 6-inches long and can be stored in the pocket,'' said investigating officer
Ramesh Nangare.
The accused (left) used a card-reader (right) to transfer the data on to a PC for making a duplicate credit card

Once the waiter was done, he would hand over the device to Paul who would download the data from the cards on to Kamble's personal computer. The duo would then feed the data into blank cards, available in the grey market. The cards were now ready to be used in
shopping malls and theatres, or to withdraw money from an ATM.

Senior inspector Pradeep Shinde said that the boys forged information from more than 22 cards in this manner. The fraud came to light after officials from HSBC bank complained to the police. The cops quizzed customers whose cards had been duplicated and discovered they had all visited Hotel Kings International and paid by credit card. Investigators then caught the waiter who led them to the four youngsters. Paul, Kamble and the two other collegians identified as Manoj Chauhan (24) and Mahesh Valani (20), have been remanded to police custody.

NEW-AGE CRIME

A portable magnetic cardreader can store data from around a dozen cards tha t have been swiped through it; made in China, the device was bought on the net for Rs 18,000.

The card-reader is connected to a computer and the entire data is transferred there.

The data is then stored in blank cards available in the grey market.

These duplicate cards can now be used to buy a fortune and also withdraw money from ATMs

Use Credit Cards CAREFULLY
Always keep your CREDIT CARD in sight, when you give it for swiping......

Wednesday, May 16

a gRt Challenge 2 LORD krishna(sorry guys for hindi version)

Hey Krishna tu is kalyug mein aa kar to dikha ...

Tune 18 saal ki umar me mama Kans ko mara,
BIN LADEN ko hath laga kar to dikha ...

Tune Arjun ko to Saari Geeta sunayee,
Mere Project Manager se ek baar baat kar ke to dikha ...

Tune to Arjun ka Sarathi banke Pandavon ko jitaaya
Indian Cricket team ka Coach ban ke WorldCup jitaake to dikha ...

Tune bhari mehfil mein draupadi ko saree pehnai,
Mallika sherawat ko ek jodi kapde pehna ke to dikha ...

Tune gokul ki 1600 gopiyan patai,
Meri company ki sirf ek ladki ko pata kar to dikha ...

Hey Krishna tu is kalyug mein aa kar to dikha ....

Tuesday, May 15

Its Ok in US, Really funny


A young man went to his father one day to tell him that he wanted to get married. His father was
happy for him. Cheerfully, he asked his son who the girl was, and the young man told him that it
was Samantha a girl from the neighborhood.
With a sad face the old man said to his son, "I'm sorry to say this son butI have to. The girl you
want to marry is your sister, but please don't tell your mother." The young man again brought
three more names to his old man, but ended up more frustrated cause the response was still the
same.
So he decided to go to his mother. "Mama I want to get married but all the girls that I love, dad
said they are my sisters and I mustn't tell you."
His mother smiling said to him,"Aagh! Don't worry my son; you can marry any of those girls.
You're not his son anyway, but please don't tell your father

President Kalam chosen for King Charles II medal


President A P J Abdul Kalam has been selected for the King Charles II medal of the Royal Society of London for his contribution to science and technology and its promotion.

The 75-year-old president, is only the second head of state after Emperor Akihito of Japan, to be awarded the prestigious medal, which was instituted in 1997.

The institute said the President was selected for the award in recognition of his services to science and technology in India and the world over.

Official sources said the award is given only in "exceptional circumstances."

The award consists of a silver-gilt medal and is bestowed only on foreign heads of state who have made an outstanding contribution to furthering scientific research in their country.

As a scientist, the President has a big contribution to India's space and defence programme and he has given India technology vision 2020 to build a road map for transforming the country from developing status to a developed nation, the sources said quoting a communication from the institute.

Akhihito was awarded this medal in 1998.

Monday, May 14

Reason behind the failure of Survey of UN!!!!

A worldwide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was:

"Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food
shortage in the rest of the world?"

The survey was a huge failure,

In Africa they didn't know what 'food’ meant,

In India they didn't know what 'honest' meant,

In Europe they didn't know what 'shortage' meant,

In China they didn't know what 'opinion' meant,

In the Middle East they didn't know what 'solution' meant,

In South America they didn't know what 'please' meant,

And in the USA they didn't know what’ the rest of the world' meant!!!

have a BRK!!!

A boss wondered why one of his most valued employees had phoned in sick one day.

Having an urgent problem with one of the main computers, he dialed the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper.

"Hello?"

"Is your daddy home?" he asked.

"Yes," whispered the small voice.

"May I talk with him?"

The child whispered, "No."

Surprised and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is your
Mummy there?"

"Yes."

"May I talk with her?"

Again the small voice whispered, "No."

Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss
asked,”Is anybody else there?"

"Yes," whispered the child, "a policeman."

Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss asked,”May I speak with the policeman?"

"No, he's busy", whispered the child.

"Busy doing what?"

"Talking to Mummy and Daddy and the Fireman," came the whispered answer.

Growing more worried as he heard what sounded like a helicopter through
the earpiece on the phone, the boss asked, "What is that noise?"

"A hello-copper" answered the whispering voice.

"What is going on there?" demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive.

Again, whispering, the child answered, "The search team just landed the
hello-copper. "

Alarmed, concerned and a little frustrated the boss asked, "What are they
searching for?"

Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle:

"ME."

Sorry Gals!! there is also Gender Bias in GOOGLE SEARCH!!

Some of the very basic truth about everday activity

Whenever I find the key to success, someone changes the lock.

To Err is human, to forgive is not a COMPANY policy.



The road to success…….. is always under construction.


Alcohol doesn't solve any problems, but if you think again, neither does Milk..


In order to get a Loan, you first need to prove that you don't need it.


All the desirable things in life are either illegal, expensive or fattening.




Since Light travels faster than Sound, people appear brighter before you hear them speak.


Everyone has a scheme of getting rich….. which never works.


If at first you don't succeed…. Destroy all evidence that you ever tried.


You can never determine which side of the bread to butter. If it falls down, it will always land on the buttered side.



Anything dropped on the floor will roll over to the most inaccessible corner.


***** 42.7% of all statistics is made on the spot. *****


As soon as you mention something…… if it is good, it is taken…. If it is bad, it happens.


He who has the gold, makes the rules ---- Murphy's golden rule.



If you come early, the bus is late. If you come late…… the bus is still

late.


Once you have bought something, you will find the same item being sold somewhere else at a cheaper rate.



If you have paper, you don't have a pen……. If you have a pen, you don't have paper…… if you have both, no one calls.


Especially for engg. Students----
If you have bunked the class, the professor has taken attendance.



You will pick up maximum wrong numbers when on roaming.


All PMT buses are crowded.
Corollary----- PMT buses in opposite direction always go empty.



The door bell or your mobile will always ring when you are in the bathroom.


After a long wait for bus no.20, two 20 number buses will always pull in together and the bus which you get in will be crowded than the other.


If your exam is tomorrow, there will be a power cut

tonight.


The last person to be fired or quit is responsible for all the errors until another person is fired or quits.


Irrespective of the direction of the wind, the smoke from the cigarette will always tend to go to the non-smoker ……………