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Priyanka’s Hattrick Surprisingly being questioned?

Posted by Deepak Shetty on June 25, 2009


Priyanka Chopra will be the most happiest actress these days! She collected her hat trick ‘Best Actress’ award at the gala IIFA occasion. The other two ‘Best Actress’ awards were given to Priyanka by Star Screen, and Filmfare for her brilliant performance in ‘Fashion’.

Surprisingly, her being awarded was questioned by Ashutosh Gowarikar (Director- Lagaan, Swades, Jodha Akbar). He commented on Priyanka Winning the award and not Aishwarya!!! And he said, he had a discussion on this with Jaya Bachchan too!!

Some days later Jaya Bachchan was also quoted in a daily, Aishwarya should have won the award. And she also mentioned that she has not seen the movie.

So she’s backing up Aishwarya, without even having a look at fashion. Doesn’t that indicate that she’s questioning all the other awards priyanka has won??

Priyanka has won all the Popular movie awards awards like, Filmfare, Stardust, Cineblitz in addition to awards like, Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema (nielson Box Office), Outstanding Contribution to Cinema (Zin Zui Award, Shanghai) etc.

Priyanka stated that these awards didn’t fly to her but they came after a lot of hard work and sacrifice.

And as a matter of fact, Ashutosh is directing her in his next film, What’s Your Rashee? Grapevine has it that in an attempt to make up for his comments, Ashutosh has offered the actress 12 special songs in ‘What’s Your Rashee’. However, an insider claims that the songs were well planned even before the incident. “Ashutosh is not doing anything out of the way. It`s a plan that they always had,” he said.

So far Priyanka has 3 releases this year. First in the line being the much awaited, ‘Kaminey‘ with the super cute, Shahid Kapoor.  Second, ‘What’s your Rashee?’ with Hurman Baweja and finally, ‘Pyaar Impossible’ with Uday Chopra!


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Identify Fake Notes…

Posted by Deepak Shetty on June 25, 2009

indian-rupeeYou are in emergency you need immediate cash you rush to your nearest ATM, withdraw cash without knowing whether the cash the ATM machine has delivered is fake or not as it’s the ATM of a bank you been banking since past many years. But guys a lot of fake notes have come into market which has also reached the ATM machines of our trusted banks. Terrorists and criminals are manufacturing such notes very intelligently. Duplicate currency is manufactured in Pakistan and Bangladesh. The fake notes are brought into India through Nepal by Pakistan’s ISI and other terrorist groups. The amount of fake Indian currency in existence today is huge. According to one national daily, in UP alone over Rs.40 crores is estimated to be in circulation. This might be the tip of the iceberg. The fake notes generate easy money for terrorists which use it for antisocial activities.

So its very important for us being a Common Man to identify a fake note.

Look at all your notes carefully before taking it from the ATM or receiving it from another person, even if he is a trusted person because fake notes are increasing. Look at some of these things on your notes

Check the Watermark?

Watermark is seen on empty portion on the left side of the note. Hold note against the light. One should be able to see a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in this space, along with multi-directional lines and an electrolyte mark showing the denominational numeral (i.e.100, 500, etc)

Check the Micro-lettering?

Hold the note at eye-level. Look into the gap between the vertical band on the right and the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. In genuine notes, one should be able to see the word RBI and the denominational numeral in this space.

-Hold the bank note horizontally, with the right vertical band facing you. One should be able to see a latent image of the denomination.

-Hold the note up against light. On the left of the portrait and half down the vertical band on the side, one can see a floral design, which appears hollow on the front side and filled up on the opposite side. The denominational numeral can be seen as a whole in this floral design, though the half of the numeral is printed on one side and the other half on the opposite side.

Identification marks – This is to help the visually impaired to identify the denomination

See below the floral design. One can see a dark patch in intaglio print (raised print). The shape of the intaglio print varies according to the denomination of the note. Different shapes for various denominations (Rs 20 – vertical rectangle, Rs 50 – square, Rs 100 – triangle, Rs 500 – circle and Rs 1,000 – diamond) are available.

Other features that appear in intaglio print:

Seal of the RBI, The guarantee and the promise clause, RBI Governor’s signature, The Ashoka pillar emblem, Mahatma Gandhi portrait

As Politicians, experts, retired bureaucrats and media pundits keep quiet on this issue and don’t talk much as financial interests are involved in purchase of Japan made “ Komori” currency printing machines which are inferior to the Swiss made “ Giori” currency printing machines. Its we who have to be careful and take the necessary precaution of our hard earned money , If you get a fake note from an ATM, take it back to the branch from where you initially got it. Provide the time of the transaction, the amounts involved and the denominations . The bank may be able to trace the transaction.

To know more about identifying fake notes as per denominations click on link below :
For 10 Rupess Note, For 20 Rupees Note, For 50 Rupees Note, For 100 Rupees Note, For 500 Rupees Note, For 1000 Rupees Note.

Source : RBI & Google

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Hope ‘Luck’ turns to be Lucky for Imran and Sanjay Dutt…

Posted by Deepak Shetty on June 19, 2009


Luck is written and directed by Soham Shah same guy who directed Kaal. Its Produced by Dhilin Mehta. It has Shruti Hassan debuting opposite Imran  daughter of Kamal Hassan & actress Saarika.  Shruti Haasan is a real-life singer . Infact Shruti will be singing in Luck . The film also stars Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Ravi Kishan, Neha Oberoi, Rati Agnihotri, Chitrashi Rawat and Snita Mahey. The music of the film has been composed by Salim-Sulaiman.

The movie is a hard core action-adventure drama. Sanjay Dutt plays a don while Mithun Chakraborty will be seen as a retired major. Imran has a lot of fighting sequences in the film and most of it includes martial arts, jumping off a plane and landing on a moving train; an underwater adventure featuring Imran, Shruti Haasan and Sharks; Sanju Baba running towards a fast moving train — ‘Luck’ promises to be The Ultimate Action Movie! . So Hope LUCK turns to be Lucky for the entire star cast .

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India Today Book Club Fraud Offers Beware!!!

Posted by Deepak Shetty on June 10, 2009

I normally book my railway tickets through IRCTC online booking. One day I got an offer from India Today Book Club through IRCTC:

A Swatch Watch  &  Benetton Watch worth Rs.7999/- for Rs. 2150/- inclusive of Delivery charges.

I find the offer attractive but still didn’t trust it, so I called up India Today Book Club Customer Care who assured me of the offer and also suggested me to pay a part of the amount if I don’t want to pay full amount at a time. It was a too good offer to resist.

There was no chance of doubt as India Today Book club is a subsidiary of India Today group is a leader in Publications, Television, News, Education and a whole lot of other media.

I Proceeded with the offer, called up the India Today Book Club Customer care, had a tlk with them, made a payment of Rs. 500 (Mobile transaction), the executive promised me of delivery in next 13 days as per their rules and conditions mentioned on their site This transaction was done on 16th Feb.

I was very excited, but I didn’t receive it. On March 15th I called up customer care, he replied it has been dispatched & will reach u shortly. I waited for more days, again on March 30th, I again enquired up with Customer care who said, that the consignment is stuck some where & raised a complaint (Complaint Number : 8216),and convinced me of getting my package in a weeks time which never happened.

Now, Its too much. I wrote a strong mail to email mentioned in the site, stating the whole issue, in detail. I received a reply:

From:Response< >
Date: 21 Apr 09 09:49:20
Dear Member,
We thank you for your e-mail to us.
In this regard we would like to inform you that we have dispatched your order on 23-MAR-2009 through postal under the consignment number 561202.
We request you to kindly wait for some more time and you will receive the same at the earliest.
ITBC09881512 – membership number
We will be happy to render any further assistance or clarification that you may require.
Your valuable association with the India Today Book Club means a lot to us.
Assure you of our best possible services always.
For further queries, please feel free to get back to us or Call us on our Helpline Number (011-40502424 or 1800 1024242 tolls free, 9:30 AM TO 6:30 PM, all 7 days) or Write to us at:

NEW DELHI-110068
Warm Regards,
Executive Relations
India Today Book Club

This again seemed a false assurance, as when I replied again asking about the courier service so that I can check at my end, they couldn’t give a reply to me. They don’t have any answer for it because they never sent the consignment.And as if it was not enough, they keep on sending me messages about other offers, which sound quite nice. I am afraid, other people who are getting such emails, messages etc, and are also on the way to get cheated. One of my friends also received an offer from them, but I immediately stopped to him, to even think about that.

Such incidences are never expected from a brand like India today, which cheats people with false offers.  So, I decided to post it in my blog, to warn other people, and also to request IRCTC to stop patronizing such fraudsPlease forward this Information to as  many people u can & save them from such cheat offers .

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