Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ufone Solid Offer is Expiring Today [Apparently]

We have come to know through sources in company and official words from Ufone support, that company is not going to extent its famous “Ufone Solid Offer”.

Ufone’s Solid Offer allowed customers to make on-net calls of any duration for Rs. 2.99 plus tax.

First introduced in January this year, offer was extended multiple times against a subscription fee for each month.

Ufone wasn’t offering “Solid Offer” for new subscriptions, in fact it was just renewing the already subscribed customers. This move had made those Ufone numbers invaluable which had Solid Offer subscribed on them.

However, this time,it looks like Ufone is not going to extent this offer – to support its recently launched Uth Package. Just to mention, Uth Package offers hourly calls for Rs. 2.99 plus tax for FnF numbers between 12 AM to 5 PM. From 5 PM to 12 AM calls are charged at 45 Paisas per 30 seconds for FnF numbers.

As per Ufone Support, Solid Offer is expiring today 11:59 PM.

Face2Face Launched: a Proximity Location Application for Smartphones

Face2Face is a smartphone application that can integrate your Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, MySpace accounts in one place – to proximately tell you the location of your friends (or friends of friends in case you desire).

Apparently it consolidates all the social networks to enable you to know the location of a friend if he/she is nearby.

Face2Face says that it tells the approximate location to cure privacy issues; however, it does allow you to broadcast your exact coordinates to friends – eventually enabling you to meet them in person; Face 2 Face.

Face2face will offer you to make yourself available to some friends, and not to others, on an individual basis.

Moreover, cross-network ‘friends of friends’ feature can make you meet new people through trusted relationships while ensuring the same benefits of “social selectivity.”

Proximity Idea:

Idea is awesome; it outclasses other location applications by limiting the information about your exact location. Moreover, it gives the control to the user to decide about what contacts to get your location’s information, a feature majority would love to have.

But at the same time, we think face2face wasted an idea by not developing their own (mobile) social network and just by relying on already available social networks.

Just to add, .ws domain is not that pretty for an application like face2face.


Face2face works with most smartphones including BlackBerry, iPhone, Android and even many J2ME (such as Nokia’s) handsets.

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US: Attacked by 3 teens, Indian scientist succumbs to injuries

Washington: An Indian computer scientist, who was brutally attacked by three juveniles three days ago while taking a walk with his family in a New Jersey suburb succumbed to his injuries on June 28, police said.

The three 17-year-old assailants, whose names have been withheld because of their age, have been arrested and now charged with homicide, they said.

49-year-old Divyendu Sinha, an IIT Kharagpur alumnus and presently working as a consultant with Siemens, sustained injuries after he was attacked by three teenagers on June 25 when he was walking with his family near his home in Old Bridge in New Jersey.

His two sons, who were also accompanying him, were not seriously injured in the attack.

Local prosecutor, Bruce Kaplan, said the preliminary investigation into the attack on Sinha indicate that the assault was "not racially motivated" but rather a random attack.

However, the police said that a final determination on the motive would be determined only after the investigation was complete.

According to Prakash Waghmare, a friend of Sinha for 10 years, his friend was "a very gentle person". After graduating from IIT Kharagpur he earned his Ph D from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken in New Jersey and worked for a time at the College of Staten Island.

Sinha, who has also authored several books on computer imaging, and his sons were going for a walk when "a car came by and they pounced on him." The police received 911 call around 11.30 pm, Waghmare quoted as saying by the local Star Ledger.

When the police arrived, Sinha was found on the ground outside his house. Friends and family have organised a memorial service for Sinha on June 30.

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Red hot! Atif Aslam and Strings shoot for their first collaborative video ‘Ab Khud Hi Kuch Kerna Parega’

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Pakistani artistes are true patriots. Many, if not all, make it a point to voice the worries of the nation via their art. They make great efforts to compose musical numbers, which not only deliver positive messages to the people but lift their morale. There have been myriad tracks composed on different occasions and situations by different artistes. However, one such band which undoubtedly tops the list in this domain is the duo of Strings, which are Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia.

Be it terrorism (‘Yeh Hum Nahin’) or brutal massacre of Muslims (‘Beirut’), be it the matter of Indo-Pak friendship (‘Jeet Lo Dil’ with Euphoria) or the World Cup fever (‘Hai Koi Hum Jaisa’), Strings have always been around at each crucial hour.

The latest issue which has caught the band’s attention is the ongoing socio-political turmoil that plagues the country. Pakistan has been hit by a heap of critical issues such as inflation, corruption, water and power crisis, sugar crisis, terrorism etc.

Not surprisingly, these problems lead to serious havoc in the daily lives of many. For this very reason, Strings have taken it upon themselves to boost the morale of the nation with a inspirational anthem, ‘Ab Khud Hi Kuch Kerna Parega’.

For the track, Strings have collaborated with none other than the super popular Atif Aslam. The track aspires to drive raw energy into the youth to stand up for themselves and cure the ill-wills of society.

Shot by Jami – whose previous videos with Strings have resulted in gems like ‘Duur’, ‘Dhaani’, ‘Humsafar’ – who was at the helm of this video shoot, the locations were spread throughout Karachi.

The first one was a set in the middle of a Saddar market with dark backdrop. This was to symbolize the murky and gloomy situation that surrounds us. Another was the rooftop of a 16 storey building, which according to the team was to capture the view of the entire city to complement the concept. Since the building was under-construction with no elevator, one had to either walk or ride a motor cycle to reach the rooftop.

Atif Aslam and Strings were all dressed in black outfits. The location in fact reminded me of the video of ‘Koi Aanay Wala Hai’ in which the band performed on the rooftop of a skyscraper in Malaysia.

Speaking with Instep Today, Atif Aslam commented: “Songs sending message to the youth hardly click with the audience in Pakistan. The only thing is that no one in the country is realizing that whatever wrong is happening here isn’t being prevented. So, the message in the content is all about that. We should do something about it instead of getting on with our own lives. This is our country and it has given us a lot. And a lot needs to be done for it.”

I asked him if it’s the dissatisfaction with the present scenario and government’s performance that has urged him to deliver this message, he replied, “Well, I don’t know about the government but I think whatever is happening around is not fine.”

About the experience of working with Strings, Atif joyfully said, “Amazing! It has always been an enjoyable process, working with Strings.”

Meanwhile director Jami, in between breaks, spoke to us and expressed his wish that the song be a wake up call. “Allah kare, the nation wakes up!” he said and added, “Even if it works one per cent, I think we will have achieved our task.” When asked whether his dissatisfaction is with the government and the current situation urged him to work on this concept, he aptly answered, “There is no point in accusing the government. The government will do what the people will ask them to. So the people should stand up for themselves!”

Jami described the experience of working with Strings as heavenly. They sync very well; Jami has directed memorable videos for ‘Duur, ‘Dhaani’ and ‘Anjaanay’

The shoot involved several re-takes and finally ended as the sun began to set.

Speaking about the concept of the video, Bilal Maqsood told us, “This is my concept. It was conceived when we returned from the US tour last year. As one returns from a successful tour, one is excited about it. However, upon returning, we witnessed critical issues such as security, terrorism, load shedding, inflation, unemployment, disturbing almost everyone. Hence, we decided to pen the lyrics which depicted the current scenario.”

Interestingly, after a long time, Strings have come out with a track which hasn’t been penned by the legendary Anwar Maqsood. Faisal threw light on it, “This song has been written with heart and soul keeping in mind the present turmoil. Since this song doesn’t have a love theme, we didn’t require poetry or any fabrication. Hence whatever Bilal felt, he penned it down. We made it a point that the song could be understood by the common man.”

When asked as to why Atif Aslam was chosen for this collaboration, Faisal stated, “First of all, the message this song carries for the youth is that they will have to do something together. So, when we talk of doing something together, it had to be us who should have done this track in collaboration. And who could be better than Atif Aslam? He has done so much for Pakistan!” said Faisal. “We also know Atif very well so when the project came up, we made him listen to the song and he expressed his willingness in doing it as a patriotic Pakistani.”

So what does the band expect to achieve with this effort? “We never have any expectations from any project. We would only want people to relate with this song. We blame others and expect others to rectify mistakes. But the time has come that we will have to do things on an individual level,” said Faisal.

Musically, the track is bouncy, full of life with rocking riffs and motivational lyrics such as “Ab khud hi kuch kerna parega hum ko/Jalna parega/Marna parega”. The most attention grabbing part, however, is Bilal’s guitar solo of the national anthem. Here is hoping that the song makes the connection the artists hope for with the people!

– Photos by Tarik Hussain

Milenge Milenge promo upsets Kareena

Kareena Kapoor is angry with Boney Kapoor over the promos of her upcoming film Milenge Milenge. The film stars her and ex boyfriend Shahid Kapoor. Though Kareena is now in a serious relationship with Saif Ali Khan, the promos have a line that reads "They Are Back Together". Bebo feels this line makes it seem as if she and Shahid are seeing each other again.

Kareena and Shahid broke up before the film could be fully completed, and its release was stalled. But since Kareena has high regard for the film's producer Boney, she took time out and dubbed for the film, did a photo shoot and even shot a music video to promote the film so that Boney would be able to release it. And after going to so much trouble, Boney has agreed to a promo that links her again with Shahid. This has upset Kareena a lot.

Milenge Milenge is slated to release on July 9.

Guns carved into Wooden Desks

Updated at: 0857 PST, Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Guns carved into Wooden Desks LONDON: Ben Turnbull, a controversial artist from London, creates unusual works of art by carving the shapes of toy weapons into wooden school desks.

The artist, a passionate critic of the American political system, explains why he uses toys in his work: “Force fed on violence, abused by a controlling superpower and blackmailed through patriotism, the public are ultimately as disposable as the toys they once played with”.

Ben Turnbull is fascinated by the global dominance of American culture, and his works unsettling effects result from re-presenting the toys of our innocent youth in symbolic forms that reveal the shocking truths about war, death and guns in the world’s most powerful country.

Above all they take a satirical look at the lengths that the country’s political elites go to in order to control and manipulate the way we think, from our first days of play to the last time we cast our vote.

Turnbull is a passionate critic of the contemporary American political system, and explains why toys are central to his work: ‘Force fed on violence, abused by a controlling superpower and blackmailed through patriotism, the public are ultimately as disposable as the toys they once played with’.

Ben Turnbull was born in 1974. He lives and works in London.

Drinking beetroot juice lowers risk of heart diseases

Drinking beetroot juice lowers risk of heart diseases
Updated at: 0845 PST, Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Drinking beetroot juice lowers risk of heart diseases LONDON: You'll look a little bloodthirsty while slurping it down.

But don't let that put you off beetroot juice - because it could save your life.
The bright-red juice contains the chemical nitrate, which dramatically reduces blood pressure, cutting the risk of heart disease and strokes.

Patients who drank a glass of beetroot juice a day were found to have significantly lower blood pressure just 24 hours later.

The findings, published in Hypertension, the journal of the American Heart Association, could now see beetroot juice being used as a treatment.

Researchers at William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary University in London compared patients who were given a 250ml glass of beetroot juice a day with those who took nitrate tablets.

They found that the two methods were equally successful in reducing blood pressure.

The researchers concluded that the nitrates which naturally occur in beetroot are the cause of its beneficial effects.

They produce a gas known as nitric oxide in the blood, which widens blood vessels and arteries and lowers blood pressure.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects 16million Britons - one in five - and is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney failure.

Amrita Ahluwalia, Professor of Vascular Biology at the William Harvey Research Insti tute, said: 'We showed that beetroot and nitrate capsules are equally effective in lowering blood pressure indicating that it is the nitrate content of beetroot juice that underlies its potential to reduce blood pressure.

'We also found that only a small amount of juice is needed - just 250ml - to have this effect, and that the higher the blood pressure at the start of the study the greater the decrease caused by the nitrate.

Patiala House makes history at The Oval

Patiala House makes history at The Oval
Updated at: 0902 PST, Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Patiala House makes history at The Oval MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar's upcoming film Patiala House is the first Hindi film to be shot at The Lords, The Oval and The Trent Bridge cricket grounds in England.

Akshay plays a cricketer in the film and so it was important that the shoots take place on cricket grounds. Surprisingly, the unit faced no trouble in getting the required permissions from the authorities.

They also shot some scenes at night without any hassle. According to Bhushan Kumar, whose T-series is co-producing the film, the unit had applied for the permissions three to four months back and have now completed their two-week shoot at the Oval.

Patiala House is about Rishi Kapoor, the patriarch of a family settled in England. His son Gattu (Akshay) wants to be a part of the England cricket team, but he is totally against it. The film also stars Nasser Hussain, Kieron Pollard, Herschelle Gibbs, Dirk Nannes, Shaun Tait, Simon Katich, David Gower, Kamran Akmal and Graham Gooch.

Meanwhile, Akshay became such a good bowler that he impressed Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds, who plays a cameo in the movie. In one scene, Andrew is at the crease and Akshay has to bowl to him.

Andrew initially thought he would have to play act and give Akshay a bit of a leeway as he did not expect Akshay to be able to bowl. But Akshay did and Andrew was surprised at Akshay's capability.

Obama, King Abdullah urge Iran to end nuclear program

Updated at: 0514 PST, Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Obama, King Abdullah urge Iran to end nuclear program WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Tuesday voiced "strong support" for international efforts to curb Iran's nuclear program, which the West says masks a secret drive to develop the capability for an atomic bomb, the White House said.

Obama and the King also expressed hope "proximity talks between Israelis and Palestinians will lead to the resumption of direct talks with the aim of two states living side-by-side in peace and security," the White House said in a statement.

President Barack Obama says he and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia agreed Tuesday on the need to press for Middle East peace in a "significant and bold way," including the creation of a Palestinian homeland.

The two leaders briefly addressed reporters in the Oval Office after finishing a private meeting and lunch. Obama said he and Abdullah covered Afghanistan and Pakistan, efforts to combat extremism and Iran's attempts to obtain nuclear weapon capability.

The president praised what he called a strong, strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia, which holds considerable leverage in the Middle East. Obama told the king he appreciated his friendship and counsel. Abdullah said Obama is respected around the world as an "honorable man."

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Once Upon A Time In Mumbai [Encoded Rip - On Demand]

Once Upon A Time In Mumbai [Encoded Rip - On Demand]
Note: This is an Encoded Rip, and will be removed as soon as CD is available to us.
Pee Loon Mohit Chauhan

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Tum Jo Aaye Tulsi Kumar & Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

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Parda Sunidhi Chauhan

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I Am In Love K.K, Dominique Cerejo

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Babu Rao Mast Hai Mika Singh

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I Am In Love - Part II Karthik

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Tum Jo Aaye - Reprise Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

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Pee Loon - Remix Mohit Chauhan

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I Am In Love - Dance Mix K.K, Dominique Cerejo

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Mel Karade Rabba atif aslam's movie songs

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Punjabi Munde

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Dil Di Kothi

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Dil Da Karaar

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Rona Chhadita (Mahi Mahi) Atif Aslam

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Balle Balle

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Mahi Mahi

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Dil Wali Kothi - Remix

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Download Audio: Falak – Mandiyan (Rock Mix) (PMR Exclusive Launch) Artist: Falak Song: Mandiyan (Rock Mix)

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Video and images of Symbian^3- powered Nokia N9 slider surface

It's not the first time we see the upcoming QWERTY-fied Nokia slider running the Symbian^3 which is called N9, C7 or maybe E7, who knows. First it appeared on an odd Nokia teaser, then we came upon a bunch of live images but this time we finally get to see some action.

Now the Nokia N9 poses for some more images and an extensive hands-on video. And guess what! Unlike other leaked images and videos which are blurry or too small in most cases, those shots are of pretty high quality.

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Images of the rumored Nokia N9

We didn't have the chance to take a closer look at the yet unnanounced device when it first leaked on that uninspiring Nokia teaser. The images that surfaced a bit later were just about fine, but didn't even come close to telling the whole story.

By the way, the guys who posted those images and the video below calls the handset Nokia N9 but the prototype is named by Nokia C0 so we won't be surprised if it turns out the next addition to the Cseries. There are also rumors of it joining the Eseries so we will have to wait and see how this one unfolds. And here is the phone in action.