On May 19th 2011, the 58th National Film Awards were announced in India which sent the Twitter world abuzz with the results. Needless to say, it also sparked some funny tweets and a hashtag #FakeNationalAwards
@RJShrey Shiney Ahuja wins one for his home production "Maid In India".
@JayKay Anu Malik wins one for original Sound Track for all his music last year. Pritam was given a complimentary prize
Bipasha Basu wins one for her musical based on Amar-Ch(ar)itra Katha. Titled "Amar Sing'hahahaha".
Shahrukh khan wins best child actor award for My name is khan.
Mimoh Chakraborty wins one for haunting us in 3D. #FakeNationalAwards
S.M Krishna gets the National Award for best dialogue delivery in a foreign language.
Breaking: Sonakshi Sinha wins national award for best forehead that can be substituted for an aircraft runway.
Breaking: Katrina Kaif wins national award for best sex scene with a mango
Gift of Bombay Trip - CD Norman, Feb 2011
This is a letter of appreciation from Mr CD Norman for the event honouring him on Founder's Day 2011.
My trip to Bombay in February 2011 was a gift offered to me and Subhashini by ex-students of Bombay Scottish School, particularly by the students of 1964 batch. It happened in a most unexpected way when I have been hoping for this trip for many years. After retirement from Bombay Scottish School in 1982, I settled in Bangalore from April 1989. I made a brief trip to Bombay in December the same year for two days. I cannot recall what the purpose of the trip was except to collect the refund cheque from Bombay Telephones, of the deposit amount with them. I had surrendered my phone before leaving Bombay.
Then there was a long wait eagerly hoping for a trip once again to Bombay. The chance came from an unexpected event, almost by an accidental mention of the name of Darius Pedder, an ex student of mine, in my article that appeared in the annual magazine of BSS: €œTartan 2010€ As luck would have it Monica Bose showed the article to Darius in one of the get-together of 64 batch. The matter then started moving fast. On reading through the article in the magazine, Darius wrote to me €œwith his eyes filled with tears€ to say, €œSir, of all your students of BSS, I am happy that you remembered me.€ That article which started with these words, €œDarius was his name. Darius Pedder.€ was to cost him good money, material and time as also a spate of e-mails which brought myself and Subhashini to Bombay for four memorable days, 17 to 20 February 2011.
|Super Bowl XLV will be the 45th annual edition of the Super Bowl in American football, and the 41st annual championship game of the modern-era National Football League (NFL). The game, to be played on February 6, 2011, will pit the champions of the AFC and the NFC and will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This will be the first time that the Super Bowl will be held in the Dallas Fort Worth area (my home town and host to many more Super Bowls we hope) and the fifth time the same city hosting the Super Bowl also hosted a World Series game the preceding autumn. |
The Super Bowl logos underwent a major change this year and some new rules were introduced to standardize the Super Bowl logos. Starting with the 2011 Super Bowl, the theme of the logo will basically remain the same. The only differences from year to year are the stadium backdrop and the Roman numerals for the game. For this Superbowl, it means the logo displays the Cowboys Stadium in the background with the Vince Lombardi Trophy sitting on top of the Roman numerals for the game. The Super Bowl XLV logo was unveiled for the 2011 game at Cowboys Stadium in Feb 2010. NFL officials looked at eight designs before recently finalizing their choice.
I am personally not thrilled with this decision by the NFL. If you look at the Super Bowl logos from the past you can see they each had a unique style that represented various aspects of the region, the country, the game etc. Some logos were really well designed and some were cheesy, but that was the fun of it. Going forward, all the logos are going to the equally standardized (read Boring!!!)
See all the SuperBowl Logos here.
Starbucks Corporation is a coffeehouse chain based in the United States. Named after a character in the novel Moby Dick, it is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with over 7500 self-operated and 5500 licensed stores in 39 countries. The current company logo, modeled after a 15th century Norse woodcut, is a mixoparthenos, or "twin-tailed mermaid, or siren as she's known in Greek mythology. The company and the logo have an interesting history.
In Jan 2011, Starbucks released a new version of the logo with a couple of big changes and some subtle changes as well. The two major changes made to the logo are
|The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the tenth Cricket World Cup, and will be hosted by three South Asian Test cricket playing countries; India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It will be Bangladesh's first time co-hosting a Cricket World Cup. The World Cup will use cricket's One Day International format, with fourteen national cricket teams scheduled to compete. The World Cup will take place during the months of February and March 2011, with the first match being played on 19 February 2011.
The event has a theme called "Celebration of Cricket" and the logo represents the theme. The logo is in the shape of a cricket ball with an upright green seam and both the sides represent a crowd that is a part of the action, with the hands up, cheering and shouting for their team.
The green seam indicates the one day ball and the green of the pitch and ground. The players and crowd surround this with motion and activity. The colours and figures on each side of the ball represent the event host nations coming together along with the world of cricket. The colour and movement creates a festival, players and fans coming together from around the world to celebrate cricket in the sub-continent.
The logo was unveiled on July 14th in Mumbai and was designed by Australian creative firm Witekite, one of 12 companies from all over the world that submitted concepts. The logo, in the shape of a cricket ball, is intended to reflect all that is best about cricket in the sub-continent - colour, movement and action.
I really love the logo as it represents the energy of the crowds in the sub-continents will bring to the event. The shapes in the logo also have a very Indian touch to it.
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