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Indian shares King Faisal international award

The award consists of 24 carat, 200-gram gold medal and a cash award of
$200,000

DUBAI: An Indian mathematician has been named the co-winner of the King
Faisal International Prize for 2006, in recognition of his path-breaking
research, which has strengthened links between mathematics and physics.

M. S. Narasimhan, an honorary fellow at the Tata Institute of Fundamental
Research in Mumbai, shares the prize with United Kingdom's Simon Kirwan
Donaldson, president of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Professor
of Mathematics at Imperial College, London, for their seminal contributions
to mathematics, which also helped provide a foundation for physical
theories.

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Director-General of the King Faisal Foundation,
said the prizes would be distributed to the winners on February 18.

The two mathematicians' work has helped to establish strong ties with the
formulation of quantum chromo dynamics for which the King Faisal Prize in
physics was given last year, the Foundation said. Each of the five prize
categories consists of a certificate, hand-written in Arabic calligraphy,
summarising the laureate's work; a commemorative 24 carat, 200-gram gold
medal, uniquely cast for each prize; and cash award of $200,000. - PTI..

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`Exhumed bodies' case: CBI probe ordered

Ahmedabad : The Gujarat High Court on Thursday directed the Central Bureau
of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the case of "exhumed bodies,"
suspected to be those of post-Godhra riot victims, near Lunawada in
Panchmahals district.

Justice C. K. Buch issued the direction in response to a writ petition
jointly filed by social activist Teesta Setalvad and riot-affected victim
Ameena Habib Hasool, demanding that the case be transferred to the CBI. The
CBI has also been ordered to file its report before January 30.

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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Fw: Kaun Banega Crore Pati claims its first victim!


----- Original Message -----
From: saraswathy menon
To: malininam@hotmail.com
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2005 1:42 PM
Subject: FW: Kaun Banega Crore Pati claims its first victim!

Kaun Banega Crore Pati claims its first victim!

New Delhi- The tremendously popular TV game show,"Kaun Banega Crore Pati"
claimed its victim in the capital. Mrs Neelam Arora, utterly disgusted with
her husband's inability to answer the simplest of questions, divorced him
immediately after the end of the show. The
entire event has shaken the capital to the core and has left the local
populace in a state of daze. Mrs Neelam Arora, when contacted, was all fire
and fury. "How can you stay married to a dumb brick who cannot answer even
the first 1000 Rupees question? Even a 6 year old
can answer such questions, but my husband, I mean, my ex-husband
*%$#@&*(unprintable) couldn't do it.

That's why; I called a lawyer immediately and filed divorce papers."
She also added that all her friends and relatives supported her move. She
also dismissed the suggestion that her husband, for motives best known to
him, could have deliberately flunked the question. Mr. Pankaj Arora, a
property dealer in one of the colonies of East Delhi, was happy when he got
the news from the Star TV network that he had got selected, one among
millions, for participating in the popular show and he considered himself
lucky to be so chosen. He was also told to bring his wife along to the
studios at Mumbai where the game shows were to be hosted by Mr Amitabh
Bachhan. Winning a crore was hardly in the mind of Mr Arora and all Mr
Pankaj Arora wanted to do there was to gape at his idol and may be he
thought he could try to sell him a few of the plots of his clients to
Amitabh at a small tidy margin. But Mrs Arora was made of sterner stuff.

Mrs Neelam Arora, ever the ambitious wife, now took charge of her indolent
husband. She hired the best tutor from Sachdev Tutorials, made him learn all
the countries and capitals in the world, currencies of different countries,
names of different states, rivers, towns in the country etc. After 3 weeks
of gruelling schedule of cramming, Mr Arora and Mrs Arora confidently
embarked on their journey to Mumbai, little knowing that the game show was
to
change their lives forever. Mr Arora was one among the 10 hopefuls selected
for the 'fastest finger first' event.

Amitabh appeared in flesh and blood and Mr Pankaj Arora, whose lifetime
ambition, was to see his childhood hero in person, felt a sense of
fulfillment and pressed some buttons in a hurry. Mr Arora couldn't believe
it! Mrs Neelam Arora felt like a mother whose favourite kid had won the best
baby show. Not only had he given correct answers, but he had done so even
before others could begin!

There was a hubbub around the auditorium as Mr Pankaj Arora gingerly took
the seat from Amitabh for everyone was convinced that history was going to
be made that day. There was suspense in the air and the audience could sense
money floating all around them. Amitabh Bachhan started the show by smiling
benignly at the nervous Mr Arora, the kind of smile he would give to a ABCL
investor, clapped his hands and read out the question. "Mr Pankaj Arora,
yehi hai aap ka pehla sawaal. Who wrote 'Valmiki Ramayan'? The choices are
A. Tulsidas B. Ramanand Sagar C. B R Chopra D. Valmiki?" Mr Pankaj Arora
very
promptly said, "Ramanand Sagar!". He had not forgotten the days when he used
to get up early on Sundays solely to watch the epic. Amitabh again smiled
the benign smile, cajoled him to use his lifeline, audience poll etc., but
Mr Pankaj Arora, like a true blue property
dealer, didn't budge from his position. He later told everyone sobbingly
that he wanted to preserve the lifelines for using them after touching the
25 lac mark Amitabh commiserated with him and told a shocked Mr Arora that
his answer was wrong. The pin-drop silence that followed immediately was
only to be broken by loud angry shriek from a female, that vidently from a
female, who had been done in by her husband.

She shouted immediately, "Is there a lawyer in the house?".

Before the pandemonium that broke out could settle in, Mr Arora and Mrs
Arora had parted ways as husband and wife. This event has caused great
sensation among the community of TV viewers and the effect has been electric
among the chronic followers of this game show. Whether this
'wife-divorcing-husband -for-flunking-the-first- question' event, will drive
away all husbands from the show or pull them with magnetic attraction to the
greatest TV game show ever, only time alone can tell - Agency news.

KAUN BANEGA CHORPATI

Its regarding Kaun Banega Chorpati - 2 (KBC - 2)

You all know it's a good business. But have you ever pondered. How Good??
Any guesses?? Let's see..

Airtel is charging Rs. 6 per SMS sent for this contest.

Assuming only 100 entries from say 10 cities of some 20 districts and 20
states.
6(Rs/SMS)*100(entries)*10(cities)*20(districts)*20(states) =
6*100*10*20*20=Rs.24,00,000

24 lakhs in 20 minutes. (People trying for the 2 lakhs cash prize).
Imagine what if 1000 entries try out from 100 cities????
The figure simply grows by 2 more zeroes and yields a whooping 24 Crores!!!!
And it does not stops there... In practice it could be another multiple of
100 or worst case a multiple of 1000 on an average.

In that case it is 24*100 crores earnings in just 20 minutes on every
episode!!! And the prize money : mere 2 crore (and from whose pocket ? )

Smart Business By Siddharth Basu!

And the best part of this calculation is just the SMS earning!!
What about the Ad money ??? A rough annual profit calculation goes like
this.

2400*(5*4)(episode/month)*12 = 576000 crores.

Let even 50% get dissolved in taxes and other payments, still you will be
left with (which includes even the meager 480 crores of prize money. i.e.,
if every episode bags 2 crore prize!)2,88,000 crores profit (only from SMS).

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