Prasanna

  • Odisha boat tragedy toll reaches 28, probe ordered 11-02-2014 12:04 AM

    The toll in Sunday's boat tragedy in Odisha rose to 28 Monday, with rescuers retrieving more bodies, officials said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered an inquiry into the tragedy and announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs 1.5 lakh to the kin of the dead. "Seventeen bodies were retrieved today (Monday)....
  • Ashwin lacks required deception to succeed overseas: Erapalli Prasanna 24-01-2014 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: Former Test spinner Erapalli Prasanna is highly critical of Ravichandran Ashwin's performance for India while playing abroad, saying the Tamil Nadu tweaker "lacks deception" in his bowling. Ashwin, in his last five ODIs in South Africa and New Zealand, has taken only a single wicket bowling 46 overs...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test, Day 5 20-01-2014 10:56 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Sri Lanka crawled to 133 for 5 for an overall lead of 220 runs as Pakistan pushed their bid to square the series on the fourth day of the third Test on Sunday. Sri Lanka lost...
  • Jayawardenes impress captain Angelo Mathews 12-01-2014 08:41 PM

    Dubai: Captain Angelo Mathews was impressed with the performances of the two Jayawardenes after Sri Lanka rolled over Pakistan by 9 wickets in the second Test on Sunday and ensured they can't lose the three-match series. Mahela Jayawardene made a spirited 129 with three stitches in his left hand to...
  • 2nd Test: Clinical Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 9 wickets, take 1-0 lead 12-01-2014 04:39 PM

    Dubai: Opening batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva hit half-centuries Sunday and drove Sri Lanka to an emphatic 9-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second Test to go 1-0 up in the series. Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 62 while Silva fell for 58 as Sri Lanka reached 137 for 1...
  • Was nervous about 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham': Kamal Haasan 02-01-2014 01:01 PM

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan said he wanted the recent Tamil romantic-comedy 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' to succeed because the makers had told him that he had been their biggest inspiration and that made him nervous. The film, which has been popularized as KSS, revolves around a soon-to-be married couple who deal...
  • 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' review: This Tamil film is bold, quirky 28-12-2013 03:16 PM

    Cast: Prasanna Venkatesan, Lekha Washington, Delhi Ganesh, Uma Padmanabhan and Crazy Mohan Director: R.S Prasanna Rating: 4 out of 5 What makes a man a 'man'? The premise of the boldly entertaining 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' surrounds whether the answer to the question is a man's ability to perform in bed....
  • Mahela Jayawardene back for Pakistan Test series 23-12-2013 06:18 PM

    Colombo: Former captain Mahela Jayawardene has returned to Sri Lanka's squad for the three-Test series against Pakistan starting in the United Arab Emirates later this month, the cricket board said on Monday. Jayawardene, who opted out of the ongoing limited-overs series for personal reasons, was named in the 16-man squad...
  • Social media is an effective film marketing tool: RS Prasanna 26-11-2013 04:45 PM

    Chennai: Director R.S. Prasanna is using social networking platforms to create the right buzz for Tamil romantic-comedy 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham', releasing Dec 6. He believes it's an effective marketing practice. "Of course, there's money involved in marketing and my distributors know it better. But social media is a cheap and...
  • Prasanna scores ton as Tamil Nadu post 258/7 against UP 21-11-2013 07:16 PM

    Meerut: Ramaswamy Prasanna scored an unbeaten century as Tamil Nadu overcame early jitters to reach 258 for seven at the end of the opening day's play in their Group B Ranji Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Prasanna, who hit 11 boundaries and a six during his unbeaten 104-run...
  • Upendra lends voice for Kannada film 'Ragini IPS' 08-10-2013 04:40 PM

    New Delhi: Actor Upendra, who is popular for the impact he leaves on the minds of the viewers with his dialogue delivery, will now be lending his voice for the upcoming film 'Ragini IPS'. The film features Ragini Dwivedi in the lead role. If rumors are to be believed, Upendra...
  • Goa: Mines official's quote on Facebook sparks debate 19-09-2013 01:31 PM

    A comment on a social networking site by a senior mines official has sparked a debate with main Opposition Congress alleging that it has brought to light the double standards of the government on the mining issue. State Mines and Geology Department Director Prasanna Acharya, without naming anyone, posted on...
  • Present era spinners don't attempt to take wickets, says Prasanna 07-09-2013 12:07 PM

    Mumbai: Not too impressed with the current lot of spinners in international cricket, the legendary Erapalli Prasanna said not a single tweaker of the present era attempts to take wickets. "Honestly tell me, which bowler is attempting to take a wicket. I have never seen an individual bowler, especially an...
  • Dravid, Vishwanath in Kirmani's greatest ever Karnataka Test XI 12-08-2013 04:19 PM

    Bangalore: Rahul Dravid and GR Vishwanath are among the 12 Karnataka players picked by former Indian wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani in his personal list of the state's greatest ever in Test cricket. In his team, fast bowlers Javagal Srinath and Venkatesh Prasad would not find themselves playing in tandem in a...
  • KSCA to honour cricket legends in platinum year 09-08-2013 02:45 PM

    Bangalore: As one of the oldest sports organisations in the country, the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) will honour some of the game's legends next week to mark its platinum jubilee year in this tech hub. "We have lined up a series of events to celebrate 75 years of our...
  • BCCI should take note of Dravid's remark and rectify: Prasanna 05-08-2013 09:01 PM

    Bangalore: Terming batting great Rahul Dravid's remarks on Indian cricket facing a serious credibility crisis as "constructive", former spin legend Erapalli Prasanna on Monday asked the BCCI to take cognisance of it and rectify themselves. The 73-year-old, who took 189 wickets in his 49 Test appearance for India, said: "Things...
  • Cricket no more a gentleman's game: Erapalli Prasanna 03-06-2013 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: Terming the BCCI's Emergent Working Committee meeting in Chennai a sham, former spin legend Erapalli Prasanna on Monday said that money is ruling the sport now and it is no more a gentleman's game. "The entire controversy is not going to affect the popularity of cricket in India...
  • Why shouldn't Srinivasan step aside: Erapalli Prasanna 29-05-2013 07:35 PM

    Breaking the silence, former India spinner Erapalli Prasanna called for BCCI President N Srinivasan's resignation in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal. ...
  • Nagarjuna starrer 'Bhai' shooting to start in June 21-05-2013 04:47 PM

    Superstar Nagarjuna is gearing up for his upcoming mass entertainer 'Bhai'. The film is directed by Veerabhadram Choudry of 'Aha Naa Pellanta' and 'Poola Rangadu' fame. Richa Gangopadhyay is the heroine of the film while Telugu actor Prasanna will be seen in pivotal role. The songs of the film were...
  • Nagarjuna to shoot in Slovenia for Telugu film 'Bhai' 13-05-2013 10:47 AM

    Telugu superstar Nagarjuna and Richa Gangopadhyaya will be sharing space in the film titled 'Bhai'. The film is directed by 'Aha Naa Pellanta' (new) and 'Poola Rangadu' fame Veerabhadram Chowdary. The actors are currently busy shooting for the film. Recently, the actors headed to Slovenia to shoot the song sequences...
  • BJP demands Acharya's resignation on moral grounds 11-05-2013 01:30 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Opposition BJP in Odisha on Friday demanded resignation of state finance minister Prasanna Acharya in the wake of a Commission finding fault with the drugs administration for spurious liquor tragedy of February 2012 that claimed 41 lives. "Acharya, who was then the state's health minister should resign from the...
  • Misconception that anybody can do commercial films: Prasanna 05-05-2013 04:45 PM

    Chennai: Tamil actor Prasanna Venkatesan feels that an actor should accept commercial roles only after having enough experience and confidence that audiences is ready to accept him in such a avatar. "It's a misconception that anybody can do a commercial film after two or three hits. You can tread that...
  • Tamil actor Prasanna to lead in 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' 21-04-2013 12:06 PM

    Chennai: Tamil actor Prasanna Venkatesan, who has been only doing multi-starrer Tamil films since 2009, says even though he enjoys doing these projects, he wants to do a solo hero movie. He has gone solo in Tamil romantic-comedy 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' (KSS), his next release, and now he wants to...
  • Tamil actor Prasanna to star in 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' 16-04-2013 04:29 PM

    Chennai: Tamil actor Prasanna Venkatesan, who plays a bridegroom in the upcoming Tamil romantic comedy 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham'(KSS), a story about a big fat South Indian wedding, says he missed remarrying his wife cum actor Sneha on screen. "It would have been a wonderful experience to marry Sneha all over...