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The Real Bond

Some say he is the best bond ever. And others say he is the worst bond ever. Image Padding? Martin Campbell, the director of Casino Royale and Daniel Craig the new bond have kept the promise of keeping the character real. No over-hyped gadgets. No stunt-doubles . No more world-threatening, satellite building villains. Just this James Bond comes from us and struggles to justify his promotion to double ''O'' status. The makers have kept the focus on character and plot rather than high-tech gadgets and visual effects. Good, we witness a refreshing bond movie - I got bored by the last movie by Pierce Brosnan because of the overload of special effects and stunts performed by stunt-doubles. More than everything, when the media had written him off as a misfit for the prestigious role, Daniel Craig has come now and proved them WRONG. As the box office reports worldwide report Casino Royale as a major hit, well, the critics have to stick their faces on sand. Oh, boy, what a

10 Great Decisions that changed the World forever!

Today, while I was sitting in the library a catchy cover page grabbed my attention - that is The 75 greatest management decisions ever made in Journal for Quality and Participation, The, Nov/Dec 1999, by Crainer, Stuart. Ok, it is very interesting some of these unusual decisions - their impacts were realized later. Interesting ten things: Walt Disney listened to his wife, Lillian, and named his cartoon mouse Mickey instead of Mortimer. Entertainment was never the same after Mickey and Minnie debuted in Steamboat Willie in 1928. In 1950, Frank McNamara found himself in a restaurant with no money and came up with the idea of the Diners Club Card . The first credit card changed the nature of buying and selling throughout the world. Ignoring market research, Ted Turner launched the Cable News Network in 1980. No one thought a 24-hour news network would work. It did. In the early 1960s, Philip Morris repositioned Marlboro as a man's cigarette. This positioning, and the Marlboro cow

The Death of English Cricket

It can be easily rewritten today with a change in date and place as "In Affectionate Remembrance of ENGLISH CRICKET, which died at the Adelaide Oval on 5th DECEMBER, 2006 , Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances R.I.P. N.B. — The body will be cremated and the ashes will be washed in Torrens River, Adelaide Australia." In what is said to be a magical turnaround of events, Poms collapsed yet another time in a span of 42 overs - with 9 wickets falling for just 60 runs on the final day of the second test at Adelaide Oval. First, the English were stupid enough to bat for 2 days to score the runs which were thrashed by Aussies in a day or so. Then, came the batting collapse that shocked Freddy . On the other hand, Australia has pulled off a dream match that everyone expected to end in a boring draw. well, done mates!

Funny Story:Just for fun

Once upon a time there was a young boy named Thirumurugan . Thirumurugan was 12 years old and lived in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. While walking home from school one day, a white dog jumped out from behind a Tree and tackled Thirumurugan to the ground. But just when he was about to let out a scream for help, Thirumurugan realized that the white dog was only licking his face, not trying to bite it off. At that moment, Thirumurugan decided to keep the white dog as a pet. And on the way home he decided to name his pet white dog ''Tommy.'' When Thirumurugan and his new pet finally got home, guess who was standing on the front porch? That's right, it was Thirumurugan's mother, . And boy was she surprised to see a white dog following Thirumurugan into the yard! ''What in world is that?'' shouted . ''It's a white dog,'' answered Thirumurugan. ''Dah, I can see that, Thirumurugan, but what on earth is it doing here?'