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.
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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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.
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
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.
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
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
Sunday, January 26, 2014
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.