Archive for September, 2010


Well again the questions are out, something what I had written in my earlier post as well. I have found a few articles over the net that raise questions like what exactly is going on the minds of the creatives. For example why was Shilpa Anand called back on the show? I guess the writers themselves don’t know what is going in story, or what needs to be written ahead. It looks like plan each episode after the previous one has been shot. I really don’t want to write more on this, I would rather just put those articles here for everyone.

Here is the first artice:

”TellyChakkar had earlier reported that there were problems cropping up on the sets of Dill Mill Gayye as actors were reportedly not happy with the way their tracks were moving. The latest is Sid’s character will now be shown negative in the show.

A little birdie informs, “Now the show will introduce a new twist and Sid will be shown negative. The track will focus again on Armaan and Riddhima and the latest promo being aired hints at the adultery angle. Riddhima will probably commit a mistake and will admit it to Sid and that will prompt him to turn negative. It has also been shown that Riddhima probably has a soft corner for Armaan. The new track will also mean sidelining Shilpa’s character even further. However the production house has not completely nailed this track down but in all probability Sid will turn negative. This will mean more complications in the lives of Riddhima and Armaan.”

We called up Karan Wahi who plays Sid to confirm the news but he seemed totally clueless. Says Karan, “I have absolutely no idea about this track. I have not been shooting for the past two days with them and I don’t know where the story is heading because I haven’t been informed about it yet.” When quizzed about the promo and the adultery angle, Karan says,” I have shot for a promo which is on air but I do not know why or what is it that makes Riddhima apologise! I am just aware of a possible triangle in the show. Even if Sid were to turn negative they would have informed me.”

Palki Malhotra Creative Head, Cinevistaas remained unavailable for comment.”

Here is the second artice:

”Is Cinevistaas set out to make mockery out of marriage?

Cinevistaas’s Dil Mil Gaye airing on Star One has recently undergone some changes in their story lines. After the first marriage sequence of Siddhant and Riddhima, the couple was set out to re-marry again with their own consent. The second marriage sequence had been aired last week. Unfortunately, there have been many rumors coming out in regards to the upcoming track within this popular youth based show.

Recent rumors indicate that Siddhant and Riddhima’s future is going to be short lived. Well where did the rumors come from? Well according to a video posted by the Creative of Dil Mil Gaye, Amita Devadiga on Cinevistaas’s Official Facebook Fan Page, indicate that the second marriage of Siddhant & Riddhima’s is about the break! According to a statement made on the Facebook page by Amita Devadiga, hey guys, here is the new dmg promo which is not on air as yet…pls have a look cause it says that ur fav couple armaan and riddhima are going to be together forever….!!!”, the promo seems to pose various different questions and predictions. The promo questions whether Armaan and Riddhima will have an extra marital affair, which is the prime reason for Riddhima’s marriage breaking up.

Rumors have also presented a question on whether Siddhant (Karan Wahi) will be shown turning negative. Where does this leave Dr. Armaan and Dr. Shilpa’s track? Well that is a major question to be asked! The show has already made a mockery out of marriage, which is a pure and sentimental bond between a man and a women. The show has questioned the feelings of Indian Women who believe in marriage. Will Indian Society be able to accept Riddhima’s future affair being a “pure mistake” during her married life?

As of now the show Is this track really going to take place or is just to create the hype to gain television ratings? Will the Amita Devadiga and her team continue with the “rumored storyline” or will they go on to provide their audience with a sensible and mature track which abides by Indian Society today?”


Nadal with US Open 2010 trophy

Finally Rafael Nadal has won the US Open championship by winning it here in 2010. He defeated Novak Djokovic in four sets 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. And what was even more convincing was that he was serving very well during the course of the match. Though his serve was broken three times in the match today, but he has lifted his game to a very high level since his serve was broken only five times during the course of the tournament. The second set was the first set that Nadal had dropped in this tournament and had he not dropped it he would have become the first player to win the US Open without dropping a set. Nevertheless the victory is more important and it came in not much difficulty (just four sets). This is his first win at US Open and his ninth Grand Slam win, and also his third Grand Slam win this year and that too third consecutive grand slam win. And the biggest of all he has completed his career Grand Slam, becoming the youngest to do so in the open era, and the third youngest all time to do so. Also he has also won the Golden Grand Slam that is that now he has all the Grand Slams and also the Gold Medal at the Olympic Games.

But one must say that Novak Djokovic played well in the match and it would have been really tough as he was coming after a great five setter win against Novak Djokovic. Well it does not happen many times that a player defeats Roger Federer in a Grand Slam. Well now for the third consecutive Grand Slam a player who defeated Federer in the tournament has not gone onto win the slam, and ironically it was Nadal who defeated that player in the finals (well this is the third time I am writing this as well, had written it in my previous posts of Nadal’s French and Wimbledon victories). So far for a record, Nadal has featured in as many as 11 Grand Slam finals and no one except Roger Federer has been able to defeat him. In fact Federer has defeated him twice but has lost to him five times in the finals. This was Djokovic’s third Grand Slam final, and he has lost twice, both the times here at US Open, once to Federer in 2007 and now to Nadal in 2010.

Nadal has been playing an unbelievable kind of tennis in this tournament winning all his matches till the finals convincingly in straight sets. In the finals also he won convincingly though he did drop a set but only at the score of 5-7. And now he has finally he proved why he is world number 1, and also that this time he is at the top to stay for a long time. With the win he completed his career Grand Slam and also has become the first player since Rod Laver (1969) to win Grand Slam on all the three types of court in the same year.

With this tournament also over it is confirmed that Federer again drops down to world number 3 (something that happened after Wimbledon as well), when the rankings change tomorrow. And with a very good run in the tournament Djokovic will be back at world number 2, from where he just dropped to number 3 before the start of the US Open.

As I had written earlier, now probably Nadal will end the year as world number 1, and with big wins under his belt, it will be a very tough next year where he will have to defend three titles. But yes it will not be very easy to replace him from the top that soon.

In the end I would like to congratulate Nadal for his win, and I hope that he wins the Australian Open next year and make it four Grand Slam wins in a row. And with the kind of tennis he is playing it does not really look that difficult. Also I am putting some of the images from his memorable win at the US Open here.

US Open runners up (Novak Djokovic) and winner (Rafael Nadal)


The story of Dill Mill Gayye seems to have haywire. I really don’t know what everyone is up to over there. The creatives are destroying the show more and more after every episode. There is a lot of confusion let in the minds of the viewers after the end of the episodes.

For a start why are Sid and Riddhima getting married again? And why is Anjali being called back for the marriage episodes. Why have the old new interns Yuvi (Sehban Azim) and Naina (Neha Julka) back on the show. So far Shilpa’s role is not looking any substantial; in fact it looks as if it is getting reduced even further. Agreed that Karan Singh Grover is not available for a few days because he is participating in another reality show, but this does not mean that the creatives don’t move the story ahead, and just buy time by showing stupid and unnecessary stuff.

Well I am now really frustrated watching the show, which at one time I could not miss at any cost. The character of the leading character Riddhima has been sabotaged so badly that I don’t think that the original viewers are interested in watching the show anymore. Then on top of all this there is news of Karan Wahi quitting the show, and many others. All I can say is that the show seems to be going anywhere.

I can go on writing all this down but I would prefer to just add a few updates from various sites, which I have found out to be good information. One of those sites is here.

“I GOT A NEWS DON’T KNOW WHETHER IT’S TRUE OR NOT
Riddhimma herself will leave the marriage n search for Armaan n this will result in More problems between sidmaa n the marriage wont happen eventually…

Riddhimma will accept that she still loves armaan……!

This Track has been introduced cos Sid has decided to quit the show permanently n they will be showing triangle love story between armaan shilpa n ridhimma……..!

This Triangle love story wasnt supposed to happen but because Karan wahi has decided to quit suddenly n Cvs are not in any mood to get another character to play sid,they have decided to end the character itself.

Sid will be truly pissed off by riddhimma’s reaction for Armaan n this will pave a way for an end to their relationship.”

Another News:

“MANY IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL
1.Their are 85% chances that karan wahi is leaving the show.It will maximum take him 1 month for which he won’t be their in dmg
2.The old dmg gang is back-
on fb the news is given that a gal from dmg fanclub contacted the cv nitin and got a news that old dmg gang will be back soon and also in sbs yuvi had appeared .
3.sidma marriage won’t happen
this is a flyin news but it is confirmed by many sources.
a. nitin .m the cv of dmg himself said that sidma marriage won’t happen,their will be a major twist ….. armaan will get sad with their remarriage he will leave all of them and riddhima on the day of marriage itself will run to find armaan.
b.this news was even given of fb.
c.this news was also given by few fan clubs and also from some fb groups.
d.one of my frnd’s sis works in dmg crew and she too informs me the same.
e.I had sent few messages to the cv’s to unite ar and they replied me the same as I have introduced be4.
SO HOPES ARE UP FOR ARMA UNION.
they are also giving a thought of making shilpa riddhima becoz after she has returned many ppl have been asking for it sayin they cannot accept her as other character.
and MOST IMPORTANTLY AS PER SBS KARAN SINGH GROVER IS ELEMINATED FROM KKK3,BEFOR HIM MILIND AND CYRUS HAVE BEEN ELEMINATED AND HE IS BACK TODAY(31 ST AUG) AS HIS TICKETS WERE BOOKED TODAY”

Another News:

“Sid and Riddhima are all set to tie the knot in Star One’s Dill Mill Gayye and with Sehban, Neha and Anjali returning to the show it feels like a ‘happy family’. But if gossip mongers are to be believed there is trouble brewing between the actors. The latest buzz that we hear is Jennifer Winget and Karan Wahi were not happy with the way their tracks were heading and had allegedly threatened to quit the show.
A little birdie tells us, “Ever since Shilpa Anand returned in the show, her track had been gaining a lot of importance. Jennifer and Karan were not happy with the way their tracks were progressing and felt they were not getting enough screen presence. They demanded more footage from the production house and even threatened to quit the show if the need arose. The current wedding track has been added keeping their demands in mind whereas Shilpa’s track has been cut drastically. She is just a mere figure in the show.”

Jennifer rubbished the rumour and said, “I wonder where you get all this news from? There is no truth to it.”

Palki Malhotra, creative head, Dill Mill Gayye echoed Jennifer’s words and said, “This is absolutely wrong. Nothing of this sort has happened.”

Shilpa however agreed that her track no longer had any importance in the show. Shilpa says, “I don’t know anything. I don’t know what has been happening but yes it is true I have no track left in the show now. I think it is the channel that should decide the track changes and not artistes. I don’t get into all of this. I come, work and leave.” “


It is going to be Rafael Nadal versus Novak Djokovic in the US Open men’s final today. Yesterday (or rather today early morning) Djokovic managed to defeat Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the tournament. Though the victory came in 5 sets where he saved two match points in the final set, and then later went onto win the match. Djokovic has defeated Federer for the first time in the US Open. In fact for the last three years he has been going down to Federer itself. It was in the finals in 2007 and then in the semi-finals the last two years. So this victory definitely must be special for Djokovic and will now be looking forward to win his first US Open title.

On the other hand Nadal even though being no.1 was not the top contender for the title until the quarter finals stage even though he was coming on a high with a French Open and Wimbledon victories. His run in the tournament has been exceptional so far, something that was not expected from him. He has suddenly improved the level of his game to a great extent that I guess now everyone will start putting his name as the top contender in all grand slam events and not just French Open and Wimbledon. He so far has not dropped a single set in the tournament, in fact his serve was broken for the first time in the tournament in the quarter finals stage by Fernando Verdasco, and for only the second time in semi-finals by Mikhail Youzhny. This is something great because I always considered the service as the only weak point he has in his game. And now that he has lifted the level I don’t think they will be many who would doubt him winning his first US Open title, though I would not really like to write of Novak Djokovic, especially since he is world number 3 (will become no.2 tomorrow no matter what the outcome of final is). Also one thing I did not like was that before the semi-finals started hardly anyone gave Djokovic a chance to make it to the finals, even though he is world number 3. And yes now I am really happy that he has proved everyone wrong.

For Djokovic the road till the finals has been like a roller coaster. He managed to save few match points in the first round and won the match in a 5 setter, and then from there on won all his matches in straight sets, and again in the semi finals against Federer he saved two match points to win in a 5 setter. Now with this victory against Federer he has managed to push him down the rankings as well moving to the second rank.

For the stats Nadal is playing his first ever US Open final, his third final this year and now is the sixth man in the Open Era and second youngest to reach the finals of all the Grand Slams. A victory could see him win his 9th Grand Slam, he would complete his career grand slam, in fact a career golden slam, and also become the first player since Rod Laver to win the French, Wimbledon and the US Open title in the same year.

Few things that can go against Nadal is that this is his first US Open final and its Djokovic’s second. Djokovic is coming into the finals defeating Federer while Nadal has defeated only Verdasco as a top 10 player. Also though no one except Del Potro has defeated both Nadal and Federer in the same slam, but Potro did that the last year in US Open itself, which can look as an opportunity for Djokovic to repeat that. And the big thing will be the extra pressure on Nadal as he is playing his first US Open final and has a big opportunity to complete his grand slam.

Meanwhile in the tournament, in the women’s section Kim Clijsters won the finals defending her title successfully. She has played very good tennis so far and deserved to win, but again surprisingly even after winning she has dropped to number 5 in the WTA rankings. In fact Vera Zvonareva the losing finalist has jumped 4 places to world number 4, and the losing semi-finalist to Clijsters, Venus Williams has replaced her at world number 3. But I am happy that Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova played really well, especially Ana and that now she should be able to break into the top 40 if not the top 30 rankings.

In the end I wish best of luck to Rafael Nadal for the final match. I hope he wins today.


Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic is finally out of the US Open. Though this is her best ever performance in this grand slam, having made it to the 4th round of the slam. She had reached the same stage here 3 years back. Ana has been struggling with her form throughout the year, which even saw her drop out of the top 50 rankings. But with all this I must say that she did play her probably the best tennis she has played this year, and definitely could have gone further had she had not to face number 2 seed and defending champion Kim Clijsters.

Ana had played some great tennis before this match, where she showed the glimpses of her top form. She defeated Markova in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 in the first round. Then she thrashed the 21 seeded Zheng 6-3, 6-0. And then went onto defeat Razzano 7-5, 6-0. This did prove she was in good form. But it feel short as she had to face Clijsters in the fourth round, which definitely was going to be a tough ask. And after some good tennis she lost 6-2, 6-1 to Clijsters. Again in this match she showed inconsistencies, something she has been doing throughout the year. Or i can say that Clijsters did not give Ana any chance in this match.

It was definitely a tough situation for her. And now a similar situation is in front of another of my favourite players Maria Sharapova, who will face the top seed Caroline Wozniacki in the fourth round. So far both these players have played some exceptional tennis, with Wozniacki having lost only 3 games in the six sets so far played in the tournament. On the other hand Sharapova did not start well but in the third round she thrashed Capra 6-0, 6-0. And almost all the bookies are calling this clash as the match to be seen. In fact it is being said that the winner of this match should reach the finals of the slam, and also who knows might turn out to be the eventual winner. So far Clijsters has also played really well and is being rated high to make it to the finals and in fact even defend her title successfully.

Coming back to Ivanovic, all I can say is well played, but hard luck. But this is only coming out after the kind of disappointment she has given in the year so far. And now with the next grand slam being 3 months away, I hope she will come back stronger there. Also with this performance she would climbed the rankings though not many ranks but yes definitely a few. Also I hope that Sharapova wins the next match, and eventually goes on to win the Slam.


Though this video feature is not a new one in Gmail, in fact if I remember it correctly it is almost one and a half two years old. But this is the first time I have used the feature. Though it is not the first time I am using a video chat. I have used it a several times on Skype. I used to use it regularly to chat almost for three years a couple of years back (amazingly during the times when we did not have the fast broadband internet, and also during the times when laptops were not very common, to use Skype one had to install a webcam, and yes it was not easy). Though for the past few months or almost a year I have been using Skype in office for client calls. In fact it was my client to insist on having the status meeting on Skype rather than over a phone call. With all this all what I want to say is that I am neither new to video chatting nor is this feature new in Gmail, so why I am suddenly writing about this now.

Well this is because this is the first time I have used this feature on Gmail, and to honest I am very much impressed. I liked the overall performance, especially because it does not add any load on the internet, since it only uses the Gmail (I meant no extra load for video is applied on the internet service). Also, one does not need to create a separate account; download and install separate software, also always log onto the software every time. Since Gmail is one of the most popular mailing applications, it is easier to find friends over here rather than on Skype or any other application.

Now coming onto the technical perspective. I agree that the video quality is not as good as the one of Skype, but it is not bad either. It is good enough for a single person to talk. Also as I have written earlier the performance (I mean the voice quality, the audio quality) is very good, comparable to Skype, or I can say even better. So overall I would rate this feature as a good one, and also recommend others to use this, especially the ones who have not used Skype so far and want to use the video chatting facility.

I now feel why is it that I have not used this feature for such a long time. This is maybe because I have not used the video chat feature for personal use for almost two years now. But I wish I could have used this earlier as well. But as they say “Better late than never”.

In the end again I would recommend others to use this feature of Gmail, as it is really good, or I can say more than good, it is really more comfortable.