Chennai Super Kings To Meet Kolkata Knight Riders Today At IPL 2015, Vaikundarajan

Today at the 28th match of IPL 2015, Chennai Super Kings (CSk) will take on defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.  Vaikundarajan says the match will be a close and tension filled game as both teams have game changing players like Suresh Raina and Yusuf Pathan in their teams.

New Xiaomi Mi Smartphone Set for Launch On Apr 23, 2015 – Vaikundarajan
Xiaomi is getting ready for the event to launch a new Xiaomi Mi 4i on Thursday April 23, 2015 in New Delhi.  However, the name hasn't been confirmed yet. In this event the company will give first look to world of its latest smartphone. As per the news, this the first major Xiaomi launch outside China brings plenty of speculation regarding specifications of the phone and other details.

The pricing of this new range of smartphones will be between Rs 12,500 to Rs 14,500 according to sources. One of the benefits of our international readers is that it is a contract-free price of an unlocked smartphone, in line with most other smartphones sold in India, Vaikundarajan.

There is already speculation on the specifications of the latest Xiaomi Mi smartphone. But it is said to be equipped with a display that has 1080p resolution, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.

The company shared several cryptic puzzle images over its social network profiles.  The first puzzle carries two images of Monalisa painting where one is pixellated while the other looks crisp. A text below the pic asks if they look the same. The second puzzle image suggests that the upcoming Xiaomi creation will pack large battery in a compact body. The final puzzle hints that the handset will have premium build quality. In short, the new global Mi smartphone will have a display with great pixel density, big battery and premium quality

Vaikundarajan shares that thankfully we do not have to wait longer to find out what the company has packed in this smartphone.

Vaikundarajan Wishes Everyone A Happy Akshaya Tritiya 2015
Vaikundarajan wishes each and everyone Happy Akshaya Tritiya 2015 and hopes that this day brings good luck, success, prosperity and happiness to everyone. This day is considered to be an auspicious day, according to the Hindu calendar. It is also known as ‘Akha Teej’. People in India consider this day to be lucky for gold purchase.

This is a holy day for the Hindus and falls on the third lunar day of Shukla Paksha in Vaishakha month.  Hence it is an auspicious day which brings in good luck, peace and success.

According to Vaikundarajan, this day is not only auspicious to purchase gold but also for marriages. The practice of child marriage is still prominent in the northern parts of India, especially Rajasthan and takes place on this very day. Since this day is considered a day of good luck, it is an auspicious day to start a new venture.

The birthday of Lord Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu is celebrated on Akshaya Tritiya. It is also said that Lord Ganesha and Veda Vyasa started writing down the epic Mahabharata. Hindu God and Goddess Vishnu and Lakshmi are worshipped and prayed to on this day, says Vaikundarajan.

Vaikundarajan Is Excited For The Release Of ‘Margarita With A Straw’

Vaikundarajan says, “Margarita With A Straw” is a typical Bollywood film with a lot of drama and emotions. The movie star Kalki Koechlin has been appreciated for her acting skills earlier as well and has taken up yet another challenging role. The director of the movie Shonali Bose is leaving no stone unturned to promote the movie.

In the movie "Margarita With A Straw", Kalki (Laila) plays the role of a handicapped girl suffering from cerebral palsy, the movie revolves around her life and her struggle with daily life activities.

The trailer of the movie has managed to create a buzz amongst the audience as well as the film industry. Kalki’s acting has been highly appreciated and spoken about. She has portrayed the on-screen character Laila really well. The film has also gained a lot of appreciation and praise internationally.

Speaking about the film the director says that just like the others, Laila is just another normal teenager and we shouldn’t sympathize with her. Another important thing about the movie is that you will  barely take notice of her disability and will somehow forget that she is  in a wheelchair.

Vaikundarajan reiterates that he is excited about the movie release and that the movie is scheduled to hit the screens on April 17th.

Google Animated Dr. B.R.Ambedkar photos On His Birth Anniversary - Vaikundarajan

Vaikundarajan shares Google animated Dr. B.R.Ambedkar picture on homepage to mark his 124th birth anniversary.  Dr. B.R.Ambedkar who was well known as Babasaheb, was the first law minister of independent India and architect of the Constitution of India.

Snapdeal Buys Online Recharge Platform “FreeCharge” for $400 Million: Vaikundarajan
Online e-commerce portal ’Snapdeal’ has acquired online recharge platform ’FreeCharge‘ for $400 million that is Rs 2,400 crores, making it the largest deal in the online consumer internet space in India.

Snapdeal CEO Kunal Bahl said on Wednesday that the joint entity would create the country's largest mobile commerce platform with over 40 million customers. About half of that comes from ’FreeCharge‘. The Delhi-based company did not disclose the financial terms of the transaction, but sources said the deal is said to be 30% in cash and 70% in stock. 

The deal is said to be an ammunition ton battle with rivals in online retail sector. It is said ’Flipkart‘, with which Snapdeal is in severe competition, has 30 million registered users. Flipkart had acquired online clothing firm ’Myntra‘ for over $330 million last year.

Buying the ’FreeCharge’ platform will give Snapdeal access to a younger audience while most of the Snapdeal customers range from 25 to 35 whereas most of FreeCharge customers range from 18 to 25 age group.  FreeCharge was started in 2010 and its core strength was mobile phones, it became more popular amongst the youth because of its offers, says Vaikundarajan.

Snapdeal’s Kunal Bahl said its motive is to add different related offerings around its core platform.  He also added it’s just like what the Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba has been doing. “Moreover, Snapdeal is backed by Japanese telecom and internet major SoftBank Corp, which is also a major stakeholder in Alibaba.” shares Vaikundarajan.

Most Awaited IPL 2015 Starts Tomorrow, Vaikundarajan
The most awaited T20 matches of IPL 2015 (Indian Premier League) start tomorrow April 8, 2015. Before that the grand opening will be hosted today April 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm, at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata. This will kick the start season 8 of the Indian Premier League. The title sponsor for this season is ’Pepsi‘.

All the entertainers will come together on one stage to mark the start of the eighth season of IPL with the evening’s proceedings being hosted by Saif Ali Khan. To make the opening electrifying,   performances of Bollywood stars including Farhan Akhtar & Band, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Pritam & Band and Hrithik Roshan are lined up. The two hours performance will start at 7:30 pm but the gates of venue will be open for 5 pm.

Tickets for the “Pepsi IPL 2015” opening night start at Rs 200 and are available on The opening ceremony will be telecast live on Sony Max and Sony Six says Vaikundarajan.

All eight team captains will be present to take the MCC Spirit of Cricket pledge to the Spirit of Cricket, which has been on display since the competition has started in 2008.

Gautam Gambhir, captain of Kolkata Knight Riders the defending champions of 2014 will put the trophy back in play to mark the start of ’Pepsi IPL 2015‘.  The first match of the season be played tomorrow between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians.

The live telecast will start at 8 pm form Eden Gardens, Kolkata shares Vaikundarajan.

The Film, ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’ To Be Released This Friday Says Vaikundarajan

The film by Dibakar Banerjee ’Detective Byomkesh Bakshy‘ is slated for released this Friday the 3rd April. The film’s star cast consists of Sushant Singh Rajput as Byomkesh Bakshy  and Anand Tiwari in a supporting role along with Swastika Mukherjee.

The story is written and created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay.  The interesting thing about Byomkesh Bakshy is he dislikes being called a detective and prefers being called ‘satyanweshi’, which means ‘the seeker of truth’.  “There used to be a television series aired on Doordarshan in 1993 named ’Byomkesh Bakshi‘ which starred Rajit Kapoor, K.K. Raina and Sukanya Kulkarni,” shares Vaikundarajan.

The film is set to release tomorrow and up until now the director Dibakar Banerjee has managed to keep the mystery around his next detective drama intact.  However, a video on YouTube has let the cat out of the bag. A two-and-half-minute video shows Sushant Singh Rajput, donning the same cloak that Byomkesh's nemesis donned in the trailer. The video also shows Sushant acting in a scene in which he is seen murdering someone Thus, we can speculate that
Sushant Singh Rajput is indeed the mystery man.

Until now the mystery was intact but this video on YouTube sure is a spoiler. Previously Amir Khan’s film ’Talaash‘was also leaked on the internet a day prior to the film’s release. When asked, Dibakar Banerjee assured that there cannot be any spoilers. Whatever people will think, the film is beyond that. The director also said that the film will end on a note such that the audiences will wait for next series says Vaikundarajan.