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Here is the post dedicated to the most played card game in our household parties that is Rummy. I remember from childhood, whenever our all kins gather in a family get together, we used to play rummy in the night and it was fun playing rummy and tambola, while eating some home made snacks and enjoying the thrill of the game.

My Mom has been playing Rummy from quite a long time as she is regular member of the colony kiti parties. So thats how I learned playing rummy right from childhood. Now, whenever we get free and through a party on weekends with friends we play rummy just for fun and excitement and when we win the money, that goes back again into the party. ūüôā

From quite sometime now, John and I came to know about online rummy websites in India but I haven’t had a time to look upon and play on those portals. There were many, to name a few sites such as classic rummy, Junglee rummy, rummy circle and many more. Basically they are running skill games on their websites and earn by getting certain amount as rack. Not a bad idea to play rummy online just for thrill and excel our skills that can be used in the parties. However, these websites not only offer games but conduct rummy tournaments as well. I have recently came across one google Ad about World Rummy Tournament. Well one of the famous lottery brand in India, PlayWin is conducting a World Rummy Tournament which is sponsored by an online rummy website

World Rummy Tournament

Earlier, I was reluctant to check that Ad. Yesterday only when I clicked the Ad, I came to know about the details and amount of prizes thats been on offer in the tournament. Its a huge prize pool of Rs. 1 Crore thats too the company is claiming is Guaranteed. The main fascinating thing about the event is that they are conducting the event on a Cruize Ship sailing from Malaysia and Thailand. I love to visit Malaysia and Thailand whenever we get some bonuses and once every two years we visit Malaysia or Singapore. So far we have travelled Five South Asian countries and the experience was awesome.

I thought I should give it a try and started searching for details about the rummy tournament by Playwin. Then I came to know that they are two ways to get into the tournament. One is to get the direct tickets from their World Rummy Tournament portal dedicated for sailing WRT tickets online and Second way is to play rummy qualifier games on their website and compete with other rummy players. Since the ticket cost was bit higher for my budget ( it was costing around 1.2 lakh Indian Rupees) though. therefore, I started playing for the online qualifier tournaments, being held on and crossed stageII level of the tournament. I am still playing for the final round and hopefully I may make it upto the final event.

The experience of play online is in itself very much exciting because  its like a war with your friends and other competitors to secure your tickets for the final. I am relishing it at the moment, the website also props up by giving bonuses from time to time that keeps me stick to the game and hone my skill for the final event.

I will post my experiences on  a later date once I got selected for the final event. till then good buy guys.. write to you soon.

P.S. For all my friends, try this World Rummy Tournament Qualifier once, We don’t know we may sail together from Malaysia to Thialand. Keeping Play and have fun. … Shaila




Cops say boxing legend Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter is in extremely critical condition right now at an Arizona hospital, after a freak accident involving a treadmill cord almost took her life.


Paramedics were called to Tyson’s Phoenix home at around 10:30 this morning when his 7-year-old son found the young girl hanging from a treadmill by its power cable. The boy alerted the girl’s mother in another room. Her mother called 911 and tried to revive her, according to the AP. Mike Tyson was said to be in Las Vegas at the time of the accident, but has returned home.

The girl’s mother took her off the cable and immediately started CPR.

Paramedics eventually arrived and took the girl to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, where cops say she remains on life support in “extremely critical condition.” Tyson has since arrived to the hospital.

As of now, cops believe the incident was a “tragic accident.” Her case is like it would¬†cause her to stop breathing without a respirator so doctors are taking every step and due precautions for her to be saved.

For those who were excited to see women like Kathy Liebert and Sandra Naujoks succeeding in recent mixed field poker tournaments, mark your calendars because the best and brightest women in the game are going to be showcased in the upcoming Women’s World Open III organized by Matchroom Sport, will take place from May 24th-May 27th and will be filmed at Three Mills Studio in London, England.


The format of the $3,000 buy-in tournament is essentially a double shootout. The 36 entrants will be divided into six six-handed tables and the winner of each table will advance to the final round. The six ladies who finished in second place during their opening heat will have a second chance to make the final table in a consolation heat. The winner of the consolation heat will advance to the seven-handed final table and vie for a piece of the $108,000 prize pool. The champion of the event will walk away with $50,000.

The event boasts an international field of female pros headlined by WSOPE Main Event winner Annette ‚ÄúAnnette_15‚ÄĚ Obrestad. This will be the Norweigan pro‚Äôs first appearance in the televised event. Others in the field include WSOP bracelet winner Jennifer Tilly, EPT Dortmund winner Naujoks, Maria Demetriou, Eliza Burnett, Jen Mason, Stefanie Bergener and the Women‚Äôs World Open II winner Soraya Homam of Germany.

Best Gambling Comedy Titles!

Mr. Lucky (1943) | All Through the Night (1941) | Du Shen / God of Gamblers (1989)

Mr. Lucky


Plot: It tells the story of a romance between a shady gambler and a wealthy socialite in the early days of World War II.  Cary Grant plays gambler, Joe Adams, who takes on the identity of a dead gangster in order to avoid the draft. Adams plans to use a war relief charity to get his gambling operation up and running, until he falls in love with Lorraine Day and has a change of heart.

Cary Grant¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Joe Adams / Joe Bascopolous
Laraine Day¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Dorothy Bryant
Charles Bickford¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Hard Swede
Gladys Cooper¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Captain Veronica Steadman
Alan Carney¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Crunk
Henry Stephenson¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Mr. Bryant
Paul Stewart¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Zepp
Kay Johnson¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Mrs. Mary Ostrander
Erford Gage¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Henchman
Walter Kingsford¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Commissioner Hargraves
Florence Bates¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Mrs. Van Every

All Through the Night


Broadway gambler Gloves Donahue wants to find who killed the baker of his favorite cheesecake. He sees nightclub singer Leda Hamilton leaving the bakery. When her boss Marty’s partner Joe is murdered, Leda and her accompanist Pepi disappear. It turns out that beneath all the mystery is a gang of Nazi operatives planning to blow up a battleship in New York harbor


Humphrey Bogart¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Gloves Donahue
Conrad Veidt¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Ebbing
Kaaren Verne¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Leda Hamilton
Jane Darwell¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Mrs. Donahue
Frank McHugh¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Barney

Peter Lorre¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Pepi
Judith Anderson¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Madame
William Demarest¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Sunshine
Jackie Gleason¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Starchy (as Jackie C. Gleason)

Phil Silvers¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Waiter
Wallace Ford¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Spats Hunter (as Wally Ford)
Barton MacLane¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Marty Callahan
Edward Brophy¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Joe Denning
Martin Kosleck¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Steindorff
Jean Ames¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Annabelle


Do San (the God of gamblers) is a legendary gambler helped by his supernatural abilities. He undertakes to help a friend pay a debt by beating his friend’s advisory at the card table. Despite being assigned a bodyguard Do San has a freak accident which leaves him with partial memory loss and at a mental stage of a child. The small time hustler Knife, his side-kick and his girl friend, being responsible for the accident takes care of the retarded Do San. After some time they discover that he has not lost all of his powers and takes him on a round at the local gambling halls. After being chased by both Knife’s loan-shark and enemies closer to the home of Do San, a final showdown at the card tables may take place.

Yun-Fat Chow¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Ko Chun / ‘The God of Gamblers’ (as Chow Yun Fat)
Andy Lau¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Michael Chan / Little Knife / Dagger
Joey Wang¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Jane
Fong Lung¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Ko Yee (as Lung Fong)
Fui-On Shing¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Kau
Charles Heung¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Lung Wu / ‘Dragon’
Sharla Cheung¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Janet (as Man Cheung)
Man Tat Ng¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Brother Shing
Hon Lam Bau¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Chan Kam-Shing
Michael Chow Man-Kin¬†¬† ¬†… ¬†¬† ¬†Casino Manager

Free Carla Bruni CDs anger French taxpayers

A French government initiative to give away thousands of Carla Bruni CDs for free to promote exports has sparked an outrage in France amid plummeting popularity of President Nicolas Sarkozy, whom she married after a lightning romance last year.


The album will be dispatched to admirers of the former Italian supermodel-turned pop singer with wine and cheese vouchers.

French taxpayers are outraged that up to 1 million pounds of their money has been transferred to marketing agency Sopexa to plug the Italian-born singer’s songs.


Many believe France has still not digested the initial “bling bling” phase, symbolised by Sarkozy’s whirlwind romance with the Italian heiress.
At least 14,000 people in 19 countries have applied to receive one of the gift packs through the Ministry of Agriculture initiative.

Those set to get the free Bruni CDs have been asked to organise “Gallic evening” to showcase France’s best exports and then put their promotion on internet sites.


The former supermodel’s third album was released soon after her marriage to Sarkozy last year but sold less than 90,000 copies in France.


Bruni shrugged off the vitriolic reviews of her last album, saying: “It’s understandable that people can’t help mixing up my work as an artist and my official role.

As Sarkozy completes two-year in office, sixty-three per cent have written off his first 24 months as a failure, according to a poll today for Metro newspaper, with only 28 per cent holding a positive opinion.

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Swedish Singer Owe Thornqvist Looks Like Chuck Norris


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Sophie Scott Looks like Julia Roberts


Roger Bill Looks Like Benny Hill


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Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has criticised the British tabloid that conducted a sting on Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali’s father Rafiq Qureshi.


Kapur, who directed a soft drinks advertisement with the nine-year-old and Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman recently in Udaipur in Rajasthan, has slammed the media organisation for the report and suggested that the “British tabloid needs to be condemned for the sting operation”.


“I just worked with Rubina, the little girl from Slumdog Millionaire and what a joy she was to work with… I had been reading about what was going on with her father’s alleged attempts to ‘sell’ her. I was aghast though at the sting operation done by that British tabloid, which, instead of being condemned worldwide, is being heralded as a great piece of journalism,” Kapur posted on his blog on Tuesday.


“…What was the tabloid trying to do? Trying to push a father to name a price for his daughter’s adoption?…How dare they judge and manipulate other people and their moral predicaments from their comfortable colonial point of view. I would rather have them arrested for obscene suggestions and offers than the father for coming to the negotiating table,” he added.


The online edition of the tabloid had reported that in a bid to escape slum life, Qureshi put Rubina up for adoption, demanding ¬£200,000 from the organisation’s undercover reporters posing as a wealthy family from Dubai.


Tabloid Rubina Ali Cover Story



July 2020