Vaikundarajan On The Trailer Of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’


The trailer of the much awaited Salman Khan starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan‘ is finally out, says Vaikundarajan. Salman Khan treated his fans with the trailer and posted the same on his official twitter account followed by a series of retweets and favorites.

CEAT Intentional Cricketer Awards Given Away For 2015: Vaikundarajan

CEAT International Cricketer AwardsYesterday, May 25, 2015 CEAT International Cricketer Awards were given away. Classy middle-order Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane won the CEAT ‘Indian Cricketer of the Year’ award while former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara won the International Cricketer of the Year honour.

Kapil Dev, the former Indian captain who led the country to the first of two World Cup titles in 1983, was conferred with the International Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th edition of the awards, says Vaikundarajan.

Rohit Sharma, who won the second IPL 2015 title for Mumbai Indians against Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens on Sunday, was given a special award for his record breaking 264 runs made against Sri Lanka in the ODI at Kolkata.

Rohit Sharma has scored a double century on two occasions in the 50 overs game and is the only batsman to do so.

The awards honoured the best cricketers around the World on their performance in international cricket in year 2014 -2015 in all formats if the game – Test, ODI and T20 – as rated by the CEAT Cricket Ratings (CCR) for the year 2014 – 2015.

The other Award Winning Cricketers are:

  1. International Batsman of the Year – Hashim Amla
  2. International Bowler of the Year – Rangana Herath
  3. T20 Player of the Year – Dwayne Bravo
  4. Popular Choice Award – Kieron Pollard
  5. Domestic Cricketer of the Year – R Vinay Kumar
  6. Young Player of the Year – Deepak Hooda.

Vaikundarajan congratulates all the award winners.

Vaikundarajan On Unveiling Of ‘Masaan’ Movie At Cannes


For an Indian film to get recognition at an International Film Festival is considered a huge moment of pride. Recently, at the ongoing 68th Cannes Film Festival where several movies from around the world were screened an Indian film was screened, says Vaikundarajan.

The two films selected in the Un Certain Regard category to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival this year are “Masaan” and “Chauthi Koot”.

The film “Masaan” was unveiled on Tuesday, 19 May, and the movie received a five-minute-long standing ovation along with great appreciation and compliments from the jury which was a moment of pride, says Vaikundarajan.

Starring Richa Chadha, the movie is an Indo-French co-production produced by Manish Mundra, Macassar Productions, Phantom Films, Sikhya Entertainment, Arte France Cinema and Pathe productions. Debutante director Neeraj Ghaywan, who has assisted Anurag Kashyap in “Gangs of Wasseypur”, talked about “Masaan”, which is set in Varanasi, he revealed during an interview with IBN Live. The movie also stars Sanjay Mishra, Shweta Tripathi and Vicky Kaushal in prominent roles. Written by Ghaywan and Varun Grover, the film has been produced by Anurag’s Phantom Films.

“It is about the people living in small towns in India and their attempt of escaping the conventional mindset, the rigid social structure,” the director said.

“Masaan” revolves around two parallel stories: the first is about a boy from a lower caste, who works at a crematorium (also called Masaan) in Varanasi, falling in love with an upper caste girl; and the other is about an upper caste girl (Richa) and her father (Sanjay Mishra) dealing with a sex scandal, says Vaikundarajan.

The film is set to hit the theatres soon, says Vaikundarajan.

Vaikundarajan Wishes Shri Shri Ravi Shankar ‘A Happy Birthday’

Shri Shri Ravi ShankarShri Shri Ravi Shankar who founded the Art of Living Foundation in 1981 turned 59 on May 13. On account of the spiritual leader’s birthday, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi extended his birthday greeting, says Vaikundarajan. The Prime Minister took to Twitter to share his wishes.”My warmest greetings on your birthday. I pray that you are blessed with a long life that is filled with good health,” he wrote.

He continued, “You are a shining beacon of great service and compassion, @SriSri ji. We are very proud of your phenomenal work in India and at the world stage”.

Today on his 59th birthday, Vaikundarajan gives out some interesting facts about him.

  • Ravi Shankar was named “Ravi” because his birth falls on a Sunday, and “Shankar” after the eighth-century Hindu saint, Adi Shankara, because it was also Shankara’s birthday that day.
  • By the age of 4, he was able to recite verses from the Bhagavad Gita without even being taught the text. Ravi Shankar’s first teacher was Sudhakar Chaturvedi, an Indian Vedic Scholar and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore University. After completing his graduation, Shankar travelled with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi giving talks and arranging conferences on Vedic science, and setting up meditation and Ayurveda centres
  • His Art of Living foundation is now spread over 152 countries and is considered the world’s largest volunteer-based NGO.
  • He was always scolded by his mother, Amma, for bringing an empty suitcase after a travel because he would give away all his clothes to others.
  • In the year 2009, Shankar was named by Forbes Magazine as the fifth most powerful leader in India.

Vaikundarajan wishes this powerful and spiritual leader ‘A Very Happy Birthday’

Vaikundarajan On International Nurse Day

International Nurse DayEvery year all around the world on May 12th International Nurse Day is celebrated on the occasion of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Various activities were conducted by The Manipal College of Nursing (MCON) and Manipal School of Nursing to celebrate International Nurses week.  The theme chosen by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) this year is ‘Nurses: A force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective, says Vaikundarajan.

International Nurses Day, gives societies the chance to acknowledge and appreciate the hard work and care that nurses provide to help patients recover. “Even though she was rich, Florence Nightingale wanted to help people. So she trained nurses and introduced modern nursing to make her patients as comfortable as possible. She is my role model and many other nurses around the world,” said Naseera Tabassum, a head nurse at I-Care Clinic in Dubai.

Starting her nursing career 15 years ago, Naseera, 36, from Pakistan, said her passion for nursing stems from her enjoyment of socialising and caring for people. “A good day at work for me is one where I have attended to all my patients, helped them with any pain they are experiencing, taken the blood samples, and finished the paperwork,” said Naseera.

Nurse Irene Noces, 30, from Philippines describes her job as one of the hardest and most rewarding one.  “Being a nurse is one of the toughest and most emotionally draining jobs. But there is also a big reward after each shift because you know you were able to touch people, help treat those who are injured, and provide advice and emotional support to many patients.” Noces who has been working as a nurse for the past eight years feels really happy that one day of the year is dedicated to nurses all around the globe to appreciate their hard work and efforts.

Vaikundarajan respects and wishes nurses all around the world a ‘Happy International Nurse Day’.

Mumbai Indians Will Take On Chennai Super Kings Today In IPL 2015 Match, Vaikundarajan


Today is match no. 43 of IPL 2015 to be played between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The match will start at 8:00 pm (IST).  Mumbai Indians will want to keep their winning streak going where as Chennai Super Kings will look for comprehensive victory against their opponent on their home ground.  Vaikundarajan wishes both teams “ALL THE BEST”