Yachan Gunja Mahendran (born 21 January 1950) is an Indian dramatist, actor, singer playwright and comedian from the state of Tamil Nadu. He has acted in a number of plays and films. He is the son of Y. G. Parthasarathy, regarded as one of the pioneers of modern Tamil drama and Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy, founder and dean of Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan group of schools. He is also the cousin of one of the biggest Bollywood actress Vyjayanthimala and Latha Rajinikanth.
Mpumelelo Mbangwa (born 26 June 1976 in Plumtree) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer and currently, a cricket commentator. He played 15 Tests and 29 One Day Internationals for Zimbabwe. After finally being dropped from the international side after the 2002 Champions Trophy, he took up work as a cricket commentator for television, and he has remained in that line of work since. He is also known under his nickname Pommie.
Given a qualification of 20 innings, Mbangwa has the lowest batting average of all Test cricketers. However, as of 2008, he is one of nine Zimbabweans to have taken 30 Test wickets, and of those only Heath Streak and David Brain took them at a lower average.
Anand Mahindra is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of one of India’s largest companies, Mahindra & Mahindra.
Mahindra was a co-promoter of Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd., which in 2003 was converted into a bank. Kotak Mahindra Bank is one of the foremost private sector banks today. Also Tech Mahindra, a IT part of the M&M group is one of the fastest growing in the industry. Tech Mahindra has recently acquired Satyam Computer Services Ltd. and renamed it Mahindra Satyam.
Under Anand Mahindra, the company launched India’s best loved SUV, the Scorpio, which today has gone global.
He has recently been ranked amongst the most influential men & women in Mumbai by DNA.
Sivamani is an electrifying performer and one of the leading drummers of India.
I bumped into him at the Chennai airport and pulled him aside for a quick, impromptu interview. There was a Xone shop, the wireless headphones for which he is a brand ambassador. It was inside the airport and we snuck ourselves in for this interview.
His work blends classical drumming styles — he studied with Carnatic master S.P. Balasubramaniam — with jazz and world beats to create a propulsive sound that pulls in many instruments and traditions.
As a child, he says, he drummed on pots and pans in the kitchen, and that exuberance seems never to have left him.
He’s an enthusiastic ambassador for the drum around India and the globe, and a frequent collaborator. A few notable match-ups: Youssou N’Dour, tabla player Zakir Hussain, flutist Hariprasad Chaurasia, percussionist Elvin Jones, and A.R. Rahman, composer of Bombay Dreams.
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