Friday, December 17, 2010

Wikileaks: India 'tortured' Kashmir prisoners

The International Committee of the Red Cross sent evidence to US diplomats about widespread torture by Indian security forces in Kashmir, according to cables obtained by Wikileaks.
Visits to detention centres in the region in 2002-04 revealed cases of beatings, electric shocks, sexual abuse and other types of ill-treatment.
The organisation concluded that India condoned torture in the region.
There has been no comment from the US. The ICRC said it was investigating.
The chief minister of the

Pakistani women pilots

Like many other professions Pakistani women are also taking part in the field of flying. Women are now fighter jet pilots in Pakistan’s Air Force. In march 2006 these four graduate pilots had started their career as the first women fighter pilots of Pakistan. These women proved that girls can also serve their country in the best possible way through any field. Women and

Funny Shooters

Future of Credit Cards (video)

Alcoholic products made in pakistan Murree Brewery Video

Paper Watch has you as the designer

Love to tell the time? Well, you can now do so in style with the Paper Watch. This is one timepiece that has you as the designer, and it is dirt cheap to boot at £7.99. Apart from that, what makes it stand out from the rest of the crowd is this – it is truly unique and one of a kind, something even after forking out tens of thousands for a Swiss-made watch cannot net you. Cheap yet uncommon, this digital watch comes encased in tear resistant paper-style material with a matching strap, enabling you to customize it with just about any kind of doodles, designs or scrawlings that you fancy. Just make sure that you have an artistic streak to you and you’re good to go – as long as you visualize this to be a blank canvas on your wrist. Basically, it is touch and go, depending on how artistically inclined you are.

An Interview with Mark Zuckerberg

Working at Facebook: A Day with the Profile Team

Dangerous Sheesha Culture on the rise among Pakistan's Youth

Survey results we never get to hear about

by Nadeem F. Paracha  

 In Pakistan:
73 per cent of Pakistanis want Honda and Suzuki to begin assembling camels.
84 per cent of Pakistanis want Santa Clause to be tried for blasphemy.
69 per cent want to see Saudi King Abdullah’s portrait in the President House and his horse’s picture in the PM House.
87 per cent of Pakistanis support the

Kareena Kapoor on the cover of Asian Woman Mag Dec 2010

Choose Your Own Adventure Books finally go to video format

If you grew up in the early eighties, then you probably remember reading the Choose Your Own Adventure books where you select a page depending on where you wanted your main character to go. I’ve always wondered why we didn’t see more of these in video format that were not some sort of PC game in the early nineties.
This is Turbulence, an interactive feature-length film designed for touchscreen devices such as smartphones or tablets. The film won a recent award at the Berkeley film festival, and it normally runs about 83 minutes if you just let it go on its own. However, as the film progresses, certain items or even people will start to glow. if you touch them, this will cause the film to branch out into a different direction. Then the film could be 1-2 hours long depending on what choices that you make.
As for what the film is about, it concerns three friends who cross paths in New York City after 20 years of

helicopter made in Pakistan

Oscar winning movies don't work in India: Akki

Oscar winning movies don`t work in India: AkkiAkshay Kumar loves playing the quintessential Bollywood hero and though he would like to experiment more with his roles, the actor is not ready to leave the sphere of commercial cinema.

The 43-year-old actor, who saw three of his films --'Housefull', 'Khatta Meetha' and 'Action Replayy' releasing this year, had a mixed run at the box office. And as he gears up for the his last release of the year, Farah Khan's masala flick 'Tees Maar Khan, Akshay says he will not compromise with the entertainment quotient of his films because that's what works with the masses.

"I love to play different roles and I am not afraid to experiment or make movies that have different roles. But I have always known that only commercial cinema really works here. Oscar winning movies never tend to work in India. Well, no problem with that but it slightly curbs what aspiring actors want to do in their careers, " Akshay.

Akshay, who has been in the

Veena Malik nude in a porn film?

Veena Malik nude in a porn film?It is learnt that Pakistani actress and model Veena Malik had posed nude in the past on more than one occasion. The first appearance of her nude photographs was in 2001, but Veena Malik had brushed off the images as though they were flies on a pancake.

“I have not posed for those photographs, and I am not bothered by them, ” she has confidently claimed at that time. A Pakistani sleaze magazine also mentioned that Veena Malik has acted in several soft porn movies at times either semi nude or completely nude.

By then Veena Malik was so used to such allegations of nude or porn movies, that she stopped replying to such accusations. The media too began to ignore her some of them felt that Veena Malik was herself behind all the photographs and videos ostensibly to keep herself in the news and on the front pages of publications.

Another Pakistani website claimed that

Who's the hottest in Sari: Priyanka, Bipasha or Vidya?

Who`s the hottest in Sari: Priyanka, Bipasha or Vidya?Bollywood actresses and their various style mantras are always in big focus whether it is their western outfits or otherwise. The Indian traditional outfits have always been something which has been under the scanner as soon as the B town actresses wear it. However, no other garment has made such an impact such as the sari.

The sari is the most popular garment in the traditional Indian context of fashion. This attire has undergone quite a change in the way it used to be draped around a woman.

The Bollywood top female stars who look simply great in this six yard cloth are of course many. But the ones who truly look stunning are Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Vidya Balan, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Shilpa Shetty.

Who can forget Priyanka Chopra in the Desi Girl number from the flick Dostana, , looking piping hot ? Or Bipasha Basu creating a storm in her beautiful sari at the IIFA Awards?

Even Deepika Padukone at the

It's Back: Akki down, Katrina left all alone

It`s Back: Akki down, Katrina left all alone

Akshay Kumar’s chronic back problem which immobilized him on Tuesday has a strange and bizarre connection with Farah Khan.

Farah who’s just directed Akshay in Tees Maar Khan, earlier directed Shah Rukh Khan who also suffered from a chronic back problem that has put him out of action more than once. And Farah, to carry the queer coincidence forward, is often called the true inheritor of Manmohan Desai’s legacy. Deasi, it must be remembered, suffered from an acute back problem.

Akshay Kumar’s scheduled 25-day promotional tour for his new film Tees Maar Khan came to a grinding halt on Tuesday when his chronic back problem suddenly resurfaced.

While wife Twinkle rushed Akshay to the doctors on Tuesday afternoon Akshay’s co-star Katrina had to leave for the Dubai lap of the film’s promotion all alone.

Apparently Akshay was insistent that he

Khan VS Khan: A Big blow for Salman

Khan VS Khan: A Big blow for SalmanSalman Khan's best friend Sajid Nadiadwala signs Shah Rukh Khan for his next film to be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj

Producer Sajid Nadiadwala is to Salman Khan, what Karan Johar is to Shah Rukh Khan. They are like family. Salman and Sajid are like brothers. When the SRK-Salman battlelines were drawn, everyone picked sides.

It was clear if you were a friend to one camp, you were not welcome on the other side. But now Nadiadwala has signed SRK for his adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's Two States.

And everyone is waiting and watching if this will affect their dosti.

The film was earlier to star Saif and Priyanka and was to be directed by Siddharth Anand. Now it will star King Khan and a new girl, and will be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.

Confirms an insider, "Sajid is producing Vishal Bhardwaj's film starring SRK. It's an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's Two States, and

Sonakshi Sinha, the next Sheila?

Sonakshi Sinha, the next Sheila?The actress has begun training to look fit for Shirish Kunder's Joker Farah Khan made Katrina Kaif hit the gym with a vengeance to look sizzling for the Sheila Ki Jawani track in Tees Maar Khan.

The actress worked out with trainer Yasmin Karachiwala who has her fitness centre in Bandra. Now it is Sonakshi Sinha's turn.

The Dabangg actress who features in Farah's hubby Shirish Kunder's Joker has also begun training with Yasmin. The movie has Akshay Kumar as her co-star and goes on the floors early 2011.

Says a source, "It was Farah who suggested that Kat start training with Yasmin as preparation for the Sheila Ki Jawani track months in advance to have a super bod for the shoot.

They are now doing likewise for Shatrughan Sinha's daughter."

Adds the source, "Sonakshi has to

Akshay rescues child from fan frenzy in London

'Fan'demonium at a Bollywood event in London turned superstar actor Akshay Kumar into a hero.

Akshay was in London with Katrina Kaif and director Farah Khan to meet their fans in London.

The Bollywood stars attended the event to launch advance ticket sales for their latest film Tees Maar Khan, selling the first 20 tickets themselves.

As Akshay greeted fans he

Katrina Kaif is most searched in Google

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif is the most searched person in the world’s leading search engine, Google. According to Google country head Vinay Goel, the most searched celebrity Katrina Kaif is more popular in Pakistan than in India. YouTube became the fastest rising term in 2008 while Orkut and Gmail remained the most popular networking and communication properties for Indian users.
While speaking to media, Katrina Kaif said

wikileaks talks about UFO

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Friday that there were some references to UFOs in "yet-to-be-published" confidential files obtained from the U.S. government.
In an online chat hosted by the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, he also said that no one has been harmed by his organization's release of troves of secret documents.
"WikiLeaks has a four-year publishing history. During that time there has been no credible allegation, even by organizations like the Pentagon, that even a