Oct 31, 2010

Aamir set for clash with Priyanka Chopra

An Aamir Khan film gets seat bumps in theatres - that’s for sure. So it’s understandable that director Vishal Bhardwaj is wary of competition from the superstar’s film Dhobi Ghat.  Everyone’s waiting for the next film starring Aamir Khan. It’s been close to a year when cine buffs last saw him on screen in 3 Idiots. The actor’s next film, Dhobi Ghat, directed by wife Kiran Rao, was earlier slated to release on February 25, but now it has been pre-poned by almost a month.

Complaint filed against Russell, Katy

Hollywood couple — comedian Russell Brand and singer Katy Perry — have left behind a host of allegations related to disregard for wildlife, environment and civic laws during their wedding at a resort near Rajasthan's Ranthambore tiger reserve. A Ranthambore lawyer lodged a complaint against the couple, their friends and a forest official of the tiger reserve for violation of Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act and disturbing the peace of the wildlife and the people.

Jackson top-earning dead celebrity: report

Michael Jackson's sudden death sparked an outpouring of grief around the world, but fans also opened their wallets to make him this year's top-earning dead celebrity with $275 million, Forbes said on Monday. Jackson raked in more than the combined total of the other 12 celebrities on the list, Forbes magazine said. He was ranked third on last year's list with $90 million. Elvis Presley came in second, earning $60 million from admissions to his former home,

GaGa reaches one billion YouTube views

In March, Lady Gaga became the first person to reach one billion views of her music videos on the Internet. Today, she hit the one-billion mark on YouTube alone. GaGa has become the first artist to reach one billion views of her music videos on YouTube. GaGa became the first to achieve the accolade just ahead of Canadian singer Justin Bieber,

Atif to make his Bollywood acting debut

First it was the Prince of Pop, Ali Zafar, who made his bollywood acting debut with the film Tere Bin Laden, bagged a second-lead role in Yash Raj Films’ Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and another one, apparently in David Dhawan’s Chashme Badoor, and now it is well known, that the heart-throb for millions of Asians, the Pop sensation, Atif Aslam, who will be making his acting debut in Bollywood in a film being produced by Kumar Taurani of Tips.

Virgin 100Mb broadband launched in UK

Virgin Broadband has just announced the roll out of the UK’s fastest broadband, with speeds of up to 100Mb, customers can register for the service now and it will be available by the end of the year. 100Mb is a pretty impressive speed, and puts the company streets ahead of rival BT, who’s fastest service here in the UK is 20Mb, although this speed is not even available to the majority of the UK.

Asus unveil optical touch sensitive mouse

Asus have just unveiled their new optical touch sensitive wireless mouse the WX-DL. It has multimedia button located on its top and uses touch sensitivity to allow gesture controls and is equipped with a 1,200DPI laser sensor. The mouse is constructed from and completed encased in aluminum and has been named after its designer David Lewis, Asus’ WX-DL.

Razer Anansi MMO gaming keyboard

If you are in the market for a new gaming keyboard, you will be pleased to know that Razer has just added a new model to their range, the Razer Anansi gaming MMO keyboard. The new keyboard is fitted with Razer’s Hyperesponse keys and has built-in on-the-fly macro recording, one-button profile switching and an optimised key matrix for minimised ghosting.

Dell Insipiron N5010 – Review

This model is known by two names i.e. Dell Inspiron N5010 or Dell 15R. It is a home machine and forerunner of 1560’s sequence dell laptops. It is weighted at 2.47 kg with almost (380 W x 259 D x 20 H) (front) / 32.8 (rear) mm dimensions. Dell Inspiron N5010 comes with 15.6 inches for 720p HD WLED display resolution of 1366×768 and black bezel color matches with silver palm rest. WLED stands for “White Light Emitting Diode”,

Movie Preview: Tees Maar Khan

Tees Maar Khan is a forthcoming Action / Comedy film directed by Farah Khan featuring Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif in the lead roles and Akshaye Khanna in a cameo. The film is set to release in December 2010. The music of the film is composed by the music duo of Vishal-Shekhar, lyrics are penned by Javed Akhtar. Salman Khan will be doing an item song for the film.

3 Tips to Help You Get Skinny Fast

If you think that by not consuming much food is the best way to get skinny fast then you are sadly mistaken. Even though of course eating less will help to lose weight it can lead to other health problems for you in the future. Plus even once you have lost those extra pounds once you start eating normally again you will find that the weight lost often is regained very quickly.

Oct 30, 2010

Our Universities - From Boom to Bust

Being young was more difficult in the past than today, at least from the point of view of material and economic conditions. Today it is certainly more in terms of psychological and existential. The reason for this difficulty lies mainly in the word “freedom”. While we consider freedom the supreme good for man, I would argue that, contrary to what is commonly believed , the ability to choose between various options often creates anxiety or distress.

How to Prevent Allergy Attacks

Millions of people all over the world suffer from allergies. Allergy is the body's reaction to irritants such as pollens, molds, dust mites and even insect bites. The immune system perceives these substances as harmful even they're really not. The result is non-stop sneezing and coughing along with a runny nose and itchy eyes. Since allergies are triggered by substances in the environment, they can actually be prevented.

Luxury Carpet - Floor Coverings

Indoor carpets have been used since decades for its multipurpose utilities. While adding elegance and beauty, these carpets also protect the carpeted area from dampness and moisture at the same time. The most traditional kind of indoor carpet has been the green grassy one which resembled the golf course turf. Modern carpets designed to be more comfortable and warming, it’s One of the accessories used in homes especially in the living room, a room isn’t complete without the carpets.

Celine Dion gives birth to twin boys

Singer Celine Dion has given birth to twin boys at a hospital in Florida. Dion, 42, and husband Rene Angelil, 68, are said to be "thrilled" to have the as yet unnamed children, who were born by Caesarean section on Saturday. The babies were reportedly born healthy but were premature and will spend the next few days in an incubator. The Canadian-born singer, due to return to Las Vegas in March for a three-year residency, already has a nine-year-old son with Angelil.

Michael Jackson's Thriller to be a film soon

Michael Jackson's cult music video for his 1982 hit Thriller is set to get the Hollywood treatment. High School Musical helmer Kenny Ortega, who was the choreographer for the King of Pop's planned This Is It tour, is in line to direct a movie adaptation, reported Guardian online. The original 14-minute video, which saw Jackson leading a group of zombies through a now infamous dance routine, was originally shot by director John Landis and is often considered to be the greatest pop music video of all time.

Sobia Nazir Rocks at Dubai Fashion Show

The Sobia Nazir label is at the cutting edge of women’s fashion and the most sought after designer label all over the UK, US and Pakistan. Her clothes and accessories have appeared on the coveted covers and pages of magazines such as Libas, Asian woman, Asian and enstyle. One of the first to use semi precious stones in her collections, Sobia manages to come up with outstanding collections every season and always rocks the catwalks. She is one of the designers who made it to DIFW.

Tom Cruise reveals 'M:I 4' title

Tom Cruise has revealed that the fourth Mission: Impossible film will be titled Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. The actor said that the movie will include filming of the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai but would not add any further details. He said: "I'll be spending many days, many hours on the side of this building. I can't give you details, but I will be up there." In addition, Ghost Protocol will be the first high-profile production to be set mostly in Dubai.

Celina Jaitley is on jury of Cairo Film Festival

She can’t get enough of the mystic Egypt; Celina Jaitley, after being named the brand ambassador for Egyptian Tourism Authority earlier this year, is now on the jury of Cairo Film Festival. The former Miss India had also won 'Best Female Actor' award at the film festival last year for her performance in international film Love Has No Language. Expressing her joy,

Will Ash attend her ex-boyfriend’s marriage?

In the run-up to his wedding with the Bangalore girl Priyanka Alva on October 29, Vivek Oberoi has been mending fences and inviting to his marriage the people who have not exactly been his thick friends for long. Vivek’s vibes with the Bachchans have never been good, thanks to his past with Aishwarya Rai, who is now a Bachchan bahu.

Akshay donates 50 lakh to ‘Being Human’

Akshay Kumar has loosened his purse strings by donating a substantial amount of money to the ‘Being Human’ charity run by Salman Khan. Akshay and Salman were recently seen bonding on the sets of Tees Maar Khan and now the friendship between them has only got thicker. Akshay has donated a whopping amount of Rs. 50 lakh to ‘Being Human’, evoking a gesture of gratitude from Salman.

Kareena's first Karva Chauth for beau Saif

She may be actively promoting her next Golmaal 3 but that didn't stop Kareena Kapoor from observing her first Karva Chauth for beau Saif Ali Khan. Although this fast is normally observed by married women, it has gained popularity among single girls in recent years. The actress has been staying at Pataudi, (she was there to attend a polo event on Sunday but stayed back) in Saif's ancestral home.

Oct 21, 2010

Ali Zafar jumps to rescue Katrina Kaif

Musician turned actor Ali Zafar has saved the day by coming to Bollywood siren Katrina Kaif’s rescue during shooting of romantic comedy Meray Brother Ki Dulhan. Talking to a private TV channel, Ali said he jumped in to save Katrina when her hair got stuck in a pedestal fan on the set. His heroic act prevented Katrina from losing her hair. Ali’s heroics have redeemed his first meeting with Katrina, where he failed to recognise her. But Katrina reportedly reacted politely and introduced herself to Ali.

World’s smallest ball-shaped video camera

You know, “world’s smallest” must be such a popular title for a company to give their latest product because once again, one such product has been labeled with that claim. So, we have the CamBall, a little ball-shaped camcorder that is said to be the smallest in the world. Interestingly enough, it is about the size of a ping pong ball, though. Furthermore, the CamBall features 320 x 240 video recording at 25 frames per second, a built-in mic and MP3 player with motion detection.

Autumn Collection 2010 by Outfitters

Outfitters step into the market in year 2003 with a very small setup, and now the company operates 40+ stores nationwide. It offers casual apparel and stylish assortment of cool accessories, for men and women with a wide range of designs– from basics to trendy ones, all within affordable range that enables men and women around the country to explore the fascination of design and material.

Willow Smith's debut music video

Following in the footsteps of her family, nine-year-old Willow Smith is now in the entertainment business with her new video "Whip My Hair" attracting a lot of buzz on the web. Willow Smith's official first single, produced by newcomer Jukebox, launched to rave reviews. The debut video was shot in Los Angeles .While director Ray Kay clearly pulled out all the stops for the youngster, it was Willow herself who stole the show – and rightfully so.

RED is a strong movie in every aspect

Red is a movie that’s better than it should be and yet isn’t as good as it could be. The jokes could be funnier, the action could be more exhilarating, the pacing could be quicker, but the film is still a success. And yet with stronger direction and a more polished script, Red could have been one of the better films of the year thanks to its strong cast. Not only do they play off each other well, but Mary Louise-Parker, John Malkovich, Brian Cox, and Helen Mirren all give terrific performances.

Hrithik Roshan’s fitness secrets revealed

Hrithik Roshan’s upper torso is fabulous; his muscles broad and well built. His biceps have an enviable sharpness. The strength of his back muscles is admirable and his abs are super chiseled. That agile lean bod didn’t come overnight for Bollywood’s blue-eyed hero. “Commitment is Hrithik’s key to fitness,” says Satyajit Chaurasia, the fitness instructor who has been training Roshan for the last eight years.

Is film Inception a reality? Study answers

Studies suggest 'lucid dreams' where we control the action are on the rise. It is the stuff of a Hollywood movie: a dreamworld that can be manipulated at will. But for more and more of us, it is becoming a reality, with the number of people experiencing lucid dreams rising rapidly. In the blockbuster film, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page stroll through a dream world where they are able to bend streets into the sky, walk up wall and destroy a cafe by the force of will.

Kristen Stewart doesn't want to be next Jolie

Twilight starlet Kristen Stewart hates being in the spotlight and she does not want to be famous like Angelina Jolie. In an interview, Kristen Stewart said "Nothing about being a celebrity is desirable. I'm an actor. It's bizarre to me that everybody's so obsessive, I don't want to be a movie star like Angelina Jolie." Kristen Stewart compared fame to the Twilight character of Robert Pattinson.

Oct 17, 2010

Traccia Pen-like phone concept

You’ve seen the vaguest of phones, and ones most creatively decked out too, yet you haven’t seen anything as genius as the Traccia mobile phone by designer Andrea Ponti. The Traccia is a phone that’s held as a pen, it recognizes hand movements and converts the same into commands. An embedded optical sensor (like optical mouse laser) located at the end of the stick (phone) detects the traces of what is being written and a software then converts them into text, commands and functions.

The Faisal Mosque of Pakistan

The Faisal Mosque (also known as Shah Faisal Masjid) is a very large and very unique mosque in Islamabad, completed in 1986. Designed by a Turkish architect who won an international competition for the honor, Faisal Mosque is shaped like a desert Bedouin's tent and functions as the national mosque of Pakistan. The Faisal Mosque is located on an elevated area of land against a picturesque backdrop of the Margalla Hills.

Falling in Love with Kaftan...?

Kaftan is a comfortable, elegant and beautiful item, which takes away the focus from the waistline. Kaftan is in full length and goes till the ankle; it can be shortened to the hip size as they can make a comfortable and graceful garment. The kaftan's popularity is due to its, anytime, anywhere versatility and the fact that is suits all ages and body-shapes , with updated styles and fashion accessories to keep it right on-trend.

Sobia Nazir's Semi Formal Range

Having been in the fashion industry for nearly 10 years Sobia Nazir has successfully set up two outlets in Islamabad and one in Lahore. Most of her time is spent in Islamabad coming up with with creative new designs for her stunning collection. Walking into her bridal boutique in Islamabad would make any woman weak in the knees surrounded with such beautiful creations. One really wants to buy them all.

Annie Khalid launches her UK debut single

British Pakistani music artist, Annie Khalid held a press conference on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the Pakistan High Commission, 36 Lowndes Square, London. Annie, who has already made it big in the Pakistani music scene, announced the launch of her pop career in the UK with the single “Be My Baby” mixed by the award winning DJ, Judge Jules, who was also be present at the conference.

How to make your Baby Smarter

An infant's mind develops every waking moment of their life, and this occurs predominantly in the first few years of life. Experts suggest this is the best time to teach a second language also. With that information, it makes many of us wonder what exactly our infant is capable of. There are popular programs available that claim they can teach your baby to read , even as early as 9 months old.

Limiting Screen Time for Your Kids

Lots of kids spend hours in front of a television every day. Some parents use a TV as a babysitter for convenience. Kids are often attracted to it due to the vibrant colors, booming sounds, and funny movements of the characters on TV. However, you really have to limit your kids' time in front of the television. Not limiting their TV time might cause some big problems in the future.

Nokia X2 review: Fun times two

Nokia X2 is keen to give you an exchange rate that’s hard to beat. This no-nonsense bar delivers a 5MP camera with flash, great audio with stereo speakers, dedicated music keys and a built-in antenna for the FM receiver. Features like that can run up quite a bill at checkout – but not with the Nokia X2. Its price hovers around the 100 euro mark – a bargain for that feature set. Not that there weren’t compromises made – here’s the rundown of what made the cut and what was scrapped.

Samsung I8700 Omnia 7 review

Samsung Omnia 7 is one of the Windows Phone 7 devices which have been revealed today. This device was formally known as the i8700. The device is going to be out of the wild at the beginning of September 2010. The device looks quite impressive and has got an X factor with itself, making it stand out of the crowd of other Windows Phone 7 handsets launched.

Change the Curtains; Change the Look

When you want to change something in your life you can always try to decorate your home. Trying to be an amateur decorator can be fun and can fill your spare time when you haven't got other plans. All you need is good taste, imagination and some money. You could also search for tips in magazines and on websites. Changing the way your home looks can significantly influence your state of mind, it can make you happier and will bring a new air in the room.

Pigeon eaten up by hungry pelican

When a pigeon was gobbled up by a greedy pelican, it looked like instant game over for the little bird. But when the predator unexpectedly opened up his huge beak again, the pigeon was given a chance to save himself and fly away. Confusingly, however, the dopey bird instead chose to simply sit in the beak taking in the view - and missed his only opportunity to escape. Not surprisingly, he was eaten up.

Solar Power Auto Cooler for car

Although you can’t exactly switch your entire world of gadgets into solar-powered ones, you can certainly take care of the smaller gadgets.  Having some sort of a fan to keep you cool when you’re not in the mood for air conditioning requires you to use more power from your car.  However, if you picked up this Solar Power Auto Cooler you could easily handle taking some edge off of that heat.

Katrina and Salman in an item number

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar in their Qawali number Walla walla... for Farah Khan’s ‘Tees Maar Khan’. The song has Sallu and Akki in a pretend-fight over Kat.The real question is – Were Salman and Katrina fighting during the shooting? Nothing of that sort it seems. Apparently the couple (or former couple) were fairly cordial to one another and had fun while shooting the song.

Aakrosh enlightens you on the caste system

Shameful as it may sound, honour killings still exist in many parts of the country. The misconception: women are the victims because they have brought dishonour upon the family by being in an undesirable relationship. However, the fact is that men are also victims of this practice, especially when it affects the reputation of a particular caste or community.

Jolie banned from filming in Bosnia

Angelina Jolie's directorial debut has reportedly come across a major road bump: She's been prohibited from filming in Bosnia. The movie is slated to tell the story of a couple who meet each other just as the Bosnian war begins in 1992 and has run into trouble because of a controversial scene she plans to include in the flick. The Women Victims of War group has blasted the project claiming it will be guilty of "misleading history".

‘Today I am single and don't have a girlfriend’

Anjaana Anjaani may not have stood a chance against Rajnikanth's Endhiran/Robot but that may not get in the way of Ranbir Kapoor's climb to success. The actor says that this is not the last time we have seen him with Priyanka Chopra. The duo has signed up for Anurag Basu's Silence as well.

‘Today I am single and don't have a girlfriend’

Anjaana Anjaani may not have stood a chance against Rajnikanth's Endhiran/Robot but that may not get in the way of Ranbir Kapoor's climb to success. The actor says that this is not the last time we have seen him with Priyanka Chopra. The duo has signed up for Anurag Basu's Silence as well.

Q&A with Akshay about Action Replayy

Action Replayy is Indian science-fiction romantic-comedy film being directed by Vipul Shah and starring Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai in lead roles. Neha Dhupia, Om Puri, Kirron Kher, Randhir Kapoor and Rajpal Yadav play supporting roles in the film. It is based on the 1994 Gujarati Indian play Action Replay. The film is slated for release coinciding with Diwali 2010.

Wateen joins hands in rehabilitation of flood affected people

Volunteer team of Wateen Telecom Limited distributed three truckloads of flood relief goods to 660 families of Mian Esa (Jahangira) and Utmanzai (Charsadda) areas of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. The money for these goods was provided by the CEO and employees of Wateen Telecom through a donation of Pak Rupees 2.7 million.

Oct 14, 2010

Ten Home Decorating Don'ts

The rules of interior decorating can be as solid as a rock or as open to interpretation as the sky. But many experts agree that learning the rules can be the first step toward freely breaking those rules when necessary. If you are confused about decorating your home, here are 10 decorating don'ts for you to follow
Don't choose your paint color first There are an almost limitless number of paint colors available, and many paint stores will even custom-match a paint shade from any swatch of fabric or item that you can bring in.