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Shah Rukh Khan skips IIFA Colombo

Shah Rukh Khan skips IIFA Colombo

Actor Shah Rukh Khan, who was supposed to be the star attraction at this year’s IIFA awards in Colombo from June 3-5, has decided to give the event a miss according to his tweet.

“I don’t think I will be able to come for IIFA…too much work here, will miss Colombo,” SRK tweeted.

Apart from this, SRK is suppose to captain the Bollywood team in a friendly cricket match against the Sri Lanka. Hrithik Roshan will now captain the Bollywood 11.

For now, three star attractions namely Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan won’t be attending the IIFA gala event in Colombo. Wonder who might be next in the list ……..

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The 100: A Ranking of the most influential persons in history

The 100: A Ranking of the most influential persons in history

(Source: http://www.amaana.org/ismailim.html & wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_100)

The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History is a 1978 book by Michael H. Hart, reprinted in 1992 with revisions. It is a ranking of the 100 people who, according to Hart, most influenced human history.

The following is from Michael Hart’s book and lists Prophet Muhammad as the most influential man in History. A Citadel Press Book, published by Carol Publishing Group
The rankings of the the list of 100 as follows:

  1. Prophet Muhammad
  2. Isaac Newton
  3. Jesus Christ
  4. Buddha
  5. Confucius
  6. St. Paul
  7. Ts’ai Lun
  8. Johann Gutenberg
  9. Christopher Columbus
  10. Albert Einstein
  11. Karl Marx
  12. Louis Pasteur
  13. Galileo Galilei
  14. Aristotle
  15. Lenin
  16. Moses
  17. Charles Darwin
  18. Shih Huang Ti
  19. Augustus Caesar
  20. Mao Tse-tung
  21. Genghis Khan
  22. Euclid
  23. Martin Luther
  24. Nicolaus Copernicus
  25. James Watt
  26. Constantine the Great
  27. George Washington
  28. Michael Faraday
  29. James Clerk Maxwell
  30. Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright
  31. Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
  32. Sigmund Freud
  33. Alexander the Great
  34. Napoleon Bonaparte
  35. Adolf Hitler
  36. William Shakespeare
  37. Adam Smith
  38. Thomas Edison
  39. Anthony van Leeuwenhoek
  40. Plato
  41. Guglielmo Marconi
  42. Ludwig van Beethoven
  43. Werner Heisenberb
  44. Alexander Graham Bell
  45. Alexander Fleming
  46. Simon Bolivar
  47. Oliver Cromwell
  48. John Locke
  49. Michelangelo
  50. Pope Urban II
  51. Umar ibn al-Khattab
  52. Asoka
  53. St. Augustine
  54. Max Planck
  55. John Calvin
  56. William T.G. Morton
  57. William Harvey
  58. Antoine Henri Becquerel
  59. Gregor Mendel
  60. Joseph Lister
  61. Nikolaus August Otto
  62. Louis Daguerre
  63. Joseph Stalin
  64. Rene Descartes
  65. Julius Caesar
  66. Francisco Pizarro
  67. Hernando Cortes
  68. Queen Isabella I
  69. William the Conqueror
  70. Thomas Jefferson
  71. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  72. Edward Jenner
  73. Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen
  74. Hohann Sebastian Bach
  75. Lao Tzu
  76. Enrico Fermi
  77. Thomas Malthus
  78. Francis Bacon
  79. Voltaire
  80. John F. Kennedy
  81. Gregory Pincus
  82. Sui Wen Ti
  83. Mani
  84. Vasco da Gama
  85. Charlemagne
  86. Cyprus the Great
  87. Leonhard Euler
  88. Niccolo Machiavelli
  89. Zoroaster
  90. Menes
  91. Peter the Great
  92. Mencius
  93. John Dalton
  94. Homer
  95. Queen Elizabeth
  96. Justinian I
  97. fJohannes Kepler
  98. Pablo Picasso
  99. Mahavira
  100. Niels Bohr

and these are the non-muslim verdicts on Muhammad (PBUH):

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

The non-Muslim verdict on Muhammad (PBUH) If a man like Muhamed were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness.

George Bernard Shaw

I have studied him – the wonderful man – and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ he must be called the saviour of humanity.

George Bernard Shaw in “The Genuine Islam”

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People like Pasteur and Salk are leaders in the first sense. People like Gandhi and Confucius, on one hand, and Alexander, Caesar and Hitler on the other, are leaders in the second and perhaps the third sense. Jesus and Buddha belong in the third category alone. Perhaps the greatest leader of all times was Mohammed, who combined all three functions. To a lesser degree, Moses did the same.

Professor Jules Masserman

Head of the State as well as the Church, he was Caesar and Pope in one; but, he was Pope without the Pope’s pretensions, and Caesar without the legions of Caesar, without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a police force, without a fixed revenue. If ever a man had the right to say that he ruled by a right divine, it was Muhummed, for he had all the powers without their supports. He cared not for the dressings of power. The simplicity of his private life was in keeping with his public life.

Rev. R. Bosworth-Smith

Muhammad was the soul of kindness, and his influence was felt and never forgotten by those around him.

Diwan Chand Sharma, The Prophets of the East, Calcutta 1935, p. l 22.

Philosopher, Orator, Apostle, Legislator, Warrior, Conqueror of ideas Restorer of rational beliefs, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammed. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?

Lamartine, Historie de la Turquie, Paris 1854, Vol. 11 pp. 276-2727

It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great prophet of Arabia, who knows how he taught and how he lived, to feel anything but reverence for that mighty Prophet, one of the great messengers of the Supreme. And although in what I put to you I shall say many things which may be familiar to many, yet I myself feel whenever I re-read them, a new way of admiration, a new of reverence for that mighty Arabian teacher.

Annie Besant, The Life and Teachings of Muhammad, Madras 1932, p. 4

for the reason why Michael Hart chose Muhammad (pbuh), visit the following links.

(Source: http://www.amaana.org/ismailim.html & wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_100)
Otara Chandiram checking a text message

Otara Chandiram checking a text message

I had a very rare opportunity to have a tiny chit chat with Otara Chandiram. Yeah… the real Otara Chandiram form ODEL. I made use of the opportunity to the max to know about her and also to get a T Shirt 50% off.

Yaiii ….. 50 % OFF……… should had asked for more, anyway I didn’t expect her to agree on it, but strange that she did. I was able to gather some information about this great businesswoman. She sounded friendly, and was very careful of what she was saying, while answering some questions; I assume that there were people coaching her to answer some questions. She received several text messages In between here and there, probably a warning or the answer for that question. She too got great insights about ODEL, as in complains about ODEL, I told her about the Exclusive Lines perfumes which were sold with the caps unsealed were ½ used, and according to her this issue will be solved after consulting Exclusive Lines it self.

Anyway, Otara loves dogs. She has one whole website dedicated for dogs, emabark.lk. Part of the profit of the sale of embarks goods, goes to a fund to help stray dogs. On a request by me she showed one of her dogs. A black and white one (it seemed to look like a stray dog), even though the dog looked shit, I agreed to the fact that it was cute. She is involved in a lot of charity, helping the poor’s, the sick and the unfortunate; she did mention that her business funds the Chithra Lane School of special needs and some cancer charity program (I can’t remember how she was involved in it).

When I questioned her for a reason as to why she’s involved in cancer funding, she told about her father’s demise, from cancer 2 years back, but it seems she was involved in various cancer related charity programs even before her father’s death.

She likes to keep herself fit and healthy, but when questioned on her balanced nourished diet, she said “I would like to but I cheat often”, her type of food was Italian, where it was my worst choice (I know, you wudn’t dare care to find out what my type of food ). Pasta seems to be my worst choice of food, but it turned out to be her favorite. If I date her it would be a very tough time, imagine me eating PaSaTa. Yakkk

The gradual development of the concept of Odel began when Otara started selling clothes from the boot of her car to family and friends, and it was in 1990 she launched Sri Lanka’s most innovative brand – Odel. She has had a very humble start, and now a business tycoon in the apparel industry.

I have been writing a lot of good instead of bad about ODEL, and hope she keeps up to her promise by giving me 50% off on a T-Shirt.

I am Sick

Posted: May 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

I am sick, came home vomiting, and i felt dizzy on my way home i thought that i might faint some where, so i took the shortest road to reach home. Glad i didn’t faint in the road.

As i reached home i started to vomit. Then had a lime, hoping it might chill me up. But until now i still have the vomit feeling. To add to this, i got a headache too. this seems to be the icing over the cake.
Mom gave me some tablets to ease the vomit feeling, and to get rid of the headache, but until now non seemed to work. 😦 .

I was asked not to use the computer tonight, and rest the night. But, i don’t feel sleepy. Some thing is wrong some where. So i stayed and stayed until the lights goes off in my moms room so i could sneak in to the computer and spend some time online until i fall asleep. So here i’m successful enough to update my blog.

I wonder why am i not feeling sleepy, other days by now, i use to yawn at this night. Today nothing seems to be happening. So here am i writing this pointless blog, hoping i would yawn anytime.

Hmmm……. Since i have nothing to write here, and also for the thing that i am not feeling sleepy, i thought to think about the topic ‘LIFE’.
I have just noticed that nothing in life in permanent, happiness, sorrow, wealth , or the food we eat is not permanent.

We might be happy today, but sad tomorrow. Thats life. Its boring indeed. i was just wandering about the food we eat. We use to spend a hell lot on the quality of the food we eat, we go to places where they serve the most high standard and mouth watering food, but the next morning we do flush it out from our toilets. Sad indeed, thinking of the money we spent for the food we consumed.

Anyway what are your thoughts on life ?

LOL smile of Sunesh

Bye Bye ;(

Sunesh Rodrigo a well known star journalist in Sri Lanka read his last prime time news bulletin for Chanel 1 MTV today. Many people say (including my mom), that Sunesh looked very smart today than ever before. His absence will surely cause a huge blow for MTV, yet the management would definitely find a replacement.

There is a possibility for Sunesh to join TNL & Lite, but this piece of information is unclarified .  Sunesh served as Assistant Manager News for Chanel 1 MTV to date(2-5-2010), and wonder what role he might play at TNL, if he joins it of course.

It’s always nice to work in a place where there are less conflicts among people so that one could work with a lot of peace in mind, anyway all the best Sunesh for a brighter future, and hope to see you reading some news on air once again.

If Sunesh joins TNL, and if you still love to hear his voice tune into 101.7 TNL.