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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Salala Mobiles rings many a bell!

Scene one: The narrator’s voice wise-cracks thus —What if you had an instrument that could read others’ minds for you? The boys will use it to know what girls think, and the girls will use it to know what other girls think! Sadly, the director could only prove his first proposition, and the second one remained unexplored. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Daya, Toby and Diana with Dilip

The dialogue “ Jango, neeyarinjo, njan pettu” from the movie ‘Rasikan’ delivered by Dilip, who gets trapped in front of a big dog, was a hit those days. At the sets at Udayamperoor for the movie ringmaster, Dilip has a set of dogs as his comrades. Although Tamil actor Anand was bitten mildly by a dog, Dilip says that he is not scared of them. He has a story to prove this love for dogs that he always had.

CCTV visual proves CPM leader’s meeting with Fayaz

More evidences corroborating alleged connections of CPM leader P Mohanan with the underworld have come out. A CCTV footage from Kannur jail shows T K Fayaz, the accused in the gold smuggling case, leaving a room in the jail followed by CPM leader P Mohanan. The footage suggests that the two were having a meeting in the room.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Nervous about chemistry with Abhay: Preeti Desai


Actress Preeti Desai, who will share screen space with boyfriend, Abhay Deol, for the first time in One By Two, says she was intially nervous regarding her chemistry with the actor-producer in the movie.

"Initially I was nervous as I was thinking how my chemistry will appear with Abhay in the film," the model-turned-actress said here in an interview.

TP murder: 3 CPM men among 11 given life term


In a setback to CPM in Kerala, three of its local functionaries and eight others were on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment by a special court in the sensational T P Chandrasekharan murder case. 

In a keenly awaited verdict, judge R Narayana Pisharodi held "political animosity" as the motive for the murder of the CPM rebel who floated the Revolutionary Marxist Party challenging the parent party's supremacy in the red fortress Onchiyam in Kozhikode district in north Kerala. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Humans can smell sickness

Humans are able to smell sickness in someone whose immune system is highly active within just a few hours of exposure to a toxin, according to a new study.

According to researcher Mats Olsson of Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, there is anecdotal and scientific evidence suggesting that diseases have particular smells.

People with diabetes, for example, are sometimes reported to have breath that smells like rotten apples or acetone. Being able to detect these smells would represent a critical adaptation that would allow us to avoid potentially dangerous illnesses. Olsson wondered whether such an adaptation might exist already at an early stage of the disease.

"There may be early, possibly generic, biomarkers for illness in the form of volatile substances coming from the body," said Olsson.
To test this hypothesis, Olsson and his team had eight healthy people visit the laboratory to be injected with either lipopolysaccharide (LPS) - a toxin known to ramp up an immune response - or a saline solution.

The volunteers wore tight t-shirts to absorb sweat over the course of 4 hours. Importantly, participants injected with LPS did produce a noticeable immune response, as evidenced by elevated body temperatures and increased levels of a group of immune system molecules known as cytokines.

A separate group of 40 participants were instructed to smell the sweat samples. Overall, they rated t-shirts from the LPS group as having a more intense and unpleasant smell than the other t-shirts; they also rated the LPS shirt as having an unhealthier smell.
The association between immune activation and smell was accounted for, at least in part, by the level of cytokines present in the LPS-exposed blood.

That is, the greater a participant's immune response, the more unpleasant their sweat smelled. However, in a chemical assay the researchers found no difference in the overall amount of odorous compounds between the LPS and control group.

This suggests that there must have been a detectable difference in the composition of those compounds instead. While the precise chemical compounds have yet to be identified, the fact we give off some kind of aversive signal shortly after the immune system has been activated is an important finding, the researchers said.

It grants us a better understanding of the social cues of sickness, and might also open up doors for understanding how infectious diseases can be contained, they said.

The study was published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. PTI

Kochi woman ends life after obscene messages appear on FB

Unable to bear further humiliation, a 27-year-old married woman against whom obscene messages had been posted on Facebook ended her life by hanging at nearby Cheranallore, police said. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Working with Mohanlal was overwhelming for Kajal

Southern actress Kajal Agarwal, who has teamed up Malayalam superstar Mohanlal in forthcoming Tamil action-drama 'Jilla', said that sharing screen space with him was an overwhelming experience for her.

Fahadh doesn't mind my acting post marriage: Nazriya

Actress Nazriya Nazim, who is all set to marry Malayalam actor Fahadh Fazil this August, says her fiancee has given her all the freedom to decide on her acting profession post wedding.

Balachander lauds 'Drishyam', salutes Mohanlal

Legendary Tamil film maker K. Balachander, who recently watched Malayalam blockbuster 'Drishyam', in an email to the team said the film doesn't underestimate the intelligence of the viewer, and lauded Mohanlal for his work.

12 Unknown Facts about Salman Khan

Salman Khan is undoubtedly the most celebrated celebrity in Bollywood presently. All his films in the past twosome of years smashed the strike journals making him one of the highest paid actors in the industry.

As he completes 25 glorious years in Bollywood, here are some of the unidentified facts about Salman Khan every follower of his should understand.

1. His Real title
Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan is the actor’s genuine title.

TP case: Punishment to be announced on Jan 28

The breakthrough of abuse for the twelve accused in the T P Chandrasekharan annihilation case would be arresting on January 28. The audition was completed abandoned on Thursday afternoon. The case empiric that the case is rarest of the rare. The annihilation has befuddled everyone's censor and the accused are a blackmail to the society. Adjudicator R Narayana Pisharady said in a accessible cloister that except Lambu Pradeep, the added 11 accused accept committed a abomination which deserves death. Lambu Pradeep may get 7 years imprisonment for the crime, the adjudicator said.

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