Sunday, December 26, 2010

A tour of Quaid-e-Azam's House

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7 Khoon Maaf - Official Trailer

Polar bear smashes camera equipment worth £130,000 during documentary

Polar bear smashes camera equipment worth £130,000 during documentary OSLO: Animals are not fooled as we might think. They know each and every thing happening in their environment and can even detect small or hidden changes as shown in a recent polar bear incident.

Award-winning director John Downer while making a wildlife documentary covered his remote-control camera in a ball of snow to capture a part of the Polar bear life and to see how polar bear mother and her cub crosses the sea ice in Svalbard, Norway, in search of seals. But the snow ball covered camera didn't fool him at all. He went straight to it and tried the explore the thing with the help of its claw and then smashed it into tiny pieces.

After smashing it, his curiosity didn't end up. He set his eyes on a second piece of equipment, Downer's £100,000 blizzard

Man blinded 10 years ago can see again

Man blinded 10 years ago can see again LONDON: A man who's been blind for ten years and had given up hope of ever seeing again, has received the gift of sight this Christmas. A new artificial cornea has allowed him to see.

Norman Simpson badly damaged the front of his one good eye in an accident.

Corneal transplants from donor eyes failed and doctors said there was nothing more they could do.

But the artificial cornea - the window at the front of the eye - has improved his vision so much he can read newspapers and see his wife again.

"The first person I saw was

Charlie Chaplin 33rd death anniversary

Charlie Chaplin 33rd death anniversary LOS ANGELES: Renowned comic actor of the silent movies Charlie Chaplin passed 33 years ago, as December 25, 1977 was the last day of his life.

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE, who was born on 16 April 1889, was an English comic actor and film director of the silent film era. He became one of the best-known film stars in the world before the end of the First World War. 

Chaplin used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and continued well into the era of the talkies, though his films decreased in frequency from the end of the 1920s. His most famous role was that of The Tramp, which he first played in the Keystone comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice in

Pakistan beaten by New Zealand in first T20I

Pakistan beaten by New Zealand in first T20I AUCKLAND: Pace bowler Tim Southee ripped through Pakistan's batting order before opener Martin Guptill smashed a quick-fire half century to help New Zealand to a five-wicket win over Pakistan in the first Twenty20 international on Sunday.

Pakistan, sent into bat first, were confined to 143 for nine with New Zealand reaching 146 for five in the 18th over.

Southee took five wickets, including just the third hat-trick in international Twenty20 matches, while Guptill scored 54 in 29 balls as a new-look New Zealand side produced a morale-boosting win.

Guptill's 54 included four sixes, one of which almost went out of the ground, before he was run out when

Bollywood's De-glam Geeky Male Stars

Bollywood`s De-glam Geeky Male StarsBollywood flicks of 2010 have mostly been based on quite unconventional themes and story lines where the protagonists, specially the male actors have portrayed very different if not totally de-glam roles. 

The beginning of the year saw KJO's My Name Is Khan, where the male protagonist portrayed by Shahrukh Khan was affected with a mental disease which was a form of autism. 

Thus the movie had Shahrukh behaving in a different way as his mannerisms and body language had to be like that of any person affected with the disease. However, the protagonist does get to marry the girl he loves in the flick.

Then there were a series of very unconventional films like Raavan, where Abhishek Bachchan appeared in Mani Ratnam's Raavan as the awkward protagonist who was dressed in the simplest of attires like the people from backward people in certain areas do.

There was Khatta Meetha with Akshay Kumar as the male protagonist who had portrayed the

'Tees Maar Khan' jingles at the UK box office

`Tees Maar Khan` jingles at the UK box officeBollywood's much awaited Christmas release 'Tees Maar Khan' seems to have received good response at the UK box office as the film is approaching a staggering 100,000 pounds declaring it to be one of the highest yielding Bollywood films in the UK so far. 

For a few shows scheduled on December 21 and 22 at selected theatres 'Tees Maar...', directed by Farah Khan and starring Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif has already grossed 71,623 pounds. 

"This makes the film already one of the highest previews ever for an Indian film in the UK," a release by the film producer said on Friday. 

'Tees Maar...' sees actor Akshay Kumar essaying the role of 'half' Robinhood who robs rich people but gives nothing to poor with actress Katrina Kaif portraying the role of an aspiring actress.

The film is produced by Three's Company, Hari Om Entertainment Company and UTV Motion

We never liked Ali. We want Sara, Ali marriage to end

We never liked Ali. We want Sara, Ali marriage to endThe much-hyped marriage of television actress Sara Khan and Ali Merchant is over and the former's mother says that they were never in favour of the relationship.

"We never liked Ali and we were opposing their marriage. But today the time has changed. Parents have to follow children, the children don't follow them," Sara's mother Seema Khan told. "We want this relationship to get over," she added.

Both Sara and Ali are from Bhopal and they moved to Mumabi to pursue their acting career. Sara got fame with her role in Star Plus's "Sapna Babul Ka - Bidaai", while Ali came to the limelight with Imagine's "Do Hanson Ka Joda".

Both Sara and Ali tied the knot Nov 10 in "Bigg Boss" house, but within 43 days the reports came that the two are living separately in Mumbai. The reason for the rift is said to be Ali misusing the money Sara earned by participating in "Bigg Boss 4".

After staying in "Bigg Boss" house for

It's official: Tees Maar Khan a copy of 'Vittorio de Sica'

It`s official: Tees Maar Khan a copy of `Vittorio de Sica`By Subhash K Jha

It's official. Farah Khan's Tees Maar Khan is a remake of Vittorio de Sica's 1966 comic caper After The Fox.

So far the obvious similarities between the two films were being pooh-poohed by the film's team. But now just two days before release there are big bold declarations regarding the source material for Tees Maar Khan.

How come?

Says Akshay Kumar the film's leading man and co-producer, “Isn't this the proper thing to do? To buy original rights if you're doing a remake. That's what we've done. We didn't want the critics and public to jump on us after the film's release.

We always had the intention of acknowledging the original source-material for Tees Maar Khan.It is the right thing to do. Nowadays with the

Why did Sonam miss dad's birthday?

Why did Sonam miss dad`s birthday?The actress will miss her father's birthday celebrations with the family 

Anil Kapoor's 53rd birthday (December 24) will be celebrated today by his children Rhea and Harsh along with Anil's wife Sunita.

Sonam and her siblings planned to make this birthday really special for their pa. After a long time, it looked like the entire family would be together this year on his birthday.

Anil is in the country, and his son Harsh, who is studying in the US, is home for the holidays.

However, Sonam who is currently shooting in Punjab for Mausam couldn't take a day off to be with her family.

No chutti

It is learnt that the actress requested director Pankaj Kapur for permission to fly down to

Reality Check: Hits and misses of 2010

Reality Check: Hits and misses of 2010Hit movies of 2010

1.Dabangg: The story of Chulbul Pandey was a top grosser and broke many records.

2. Golmaal 3: The sequel returns and the makers are laughing their way to the bank. The audience loved it because they laughed uncontrollably.

3. Raajneeti: This political thriller was fast-paced and an adaptation of the epic Mahabhrata which saw the emergence of Ranbir Kapoor the actor.

4. My Name is Khan: A significant film from the Karan Johar stable that got into trouble with the Shiv Sena over SRK’s views on Pakistani players. But this by far the most critically acclaimed K Jo film.

5. Housefull: Some critics trashed the film, some called it a laugh riot. But the Sajid Khan directed movie with Akki was successful in the

Magazine in race row after 'whitening' Aishwarya's skin

Magazine in race row after `whitening`  Aishwarya`s skinFashion magazine Elle is being accused of stirring up a race row following alleged digital lightening of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai's skin for the glamourous cover page.

The 37-year-old, who achieved global popularity after winning the Miss World crown in 1994 and following it up with films like "Bride & ­Prejudice" and "The Pink Panther 2", appears on the cover of this month's Indian edition of the magazine.

Though Aishwarya looks picture perfect in a flowing gown and a stunning hairdo, readers started reacting with fury after it was suggested that the fashion magazine might have used digital technology to enhance her complexion, reports Inside the magazine, she is pictured in a series of shots with light skin.

However, fans have been posting angry comments online about the latest cover.

One comment read: "It's ­annoying because it

Why SRK wants Priyanka out of 2 States?

Why SRK wants Priyanka out of 2 States?Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘2 States’, which is going to make a big screen entry in Bollywood, has now got new hero, new director and may be a fresh heroine too! Initially, when Sajid Nadiadwala was the only producer for the film, Siddharth Anand was supposed to direct the movie with Priyanka Chopra and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles. 

Later Saif opted out of the project and Shah Rukh entered the scene with the dual role of a lead hero as well as of a co- producer. 

Now, the film will be directed by Vishal Bharadwaj of Kaminey fame. When Vishal got the project, he fled to Berlin, where SRK and Priyanka was shooting for Don 2. Both of them were impressed with Vishal’s narration and agreed to be a part of the project.

However, things changed when SRK returned home in Mumbai. He went to meet Vishal and said that Priyanka will not be suitable for the role as the story demands a fresh face. The director also agreed and thus Priyanka was out of the film. 

Now, they are in search of a

Why's Vidya wearing a diamond ring given by a fan?

Why`s Vidya wearing a diamond ring given by a fan?Vidya Balan gets diamond ring from an admirer in Ahmedabad, while promoting upcoming film

Vidya Balan is now wearing a diamond ring. It's not what you think. The ring is from a fan! And no, the actress won't be wearing it on the ring finger of her left hand.

Take it or won't leave

Recently, when the actress was in Ahmedabad at Gulmohar Mall to promote her forthcoming film No One Killed Jessica, a besotted fan approached her and handed her a jewellery box that contained the ring.

Her admirer refused to leave till she accepted the gift. She chatted with him and posed for a few pictures too.

Wordy feelings

A source close to Balan confirms, "Yes, a fan gave her a diamond ring. But more than the

Revealed: February wedding for Lara-Mahesh Bhupathi

Revealed: February wedding for Lara-Mahesh BhupathiLara Dutta and fiance Mahesh Bhupathi have confessed to Karan Johar on Koffee with Karan that they plan to tie the knot in February next year

Spilling the beans (pun intended) on popular chat show Koffee With Karan has become more the norm than the exception. 

The latest news from the sets is that Lara Dutta and fianc © Mahesh Bhupathi have confessed to KJo that they plan to tie the knot in February next year.

Says our source, "Lara and Hesh appeared on the show on Wednesday night. When the KWK host quizzed them about their relationship and romance, they spoke openly and even discussed marriage plans. 

When Karan asked them outright about the marriage date, they promptly replied that it would be in February 2011 and that their families were in the process of fixing the date. 

Lara even told KJo how the

First Look: Rani Mukherji and Vidya Balan Kiss in Public

Bollywood actresses Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan have pulled off a new feat in front of media cameras. The normally quiet girls got naughty at a promotional event in the recent past.

Well, we know that both Rani and Vidya do not shy away from playing bold roles onscreen, but that the two women could pull off such a stunt for the television camera is something that their fans were not prepared for.

According to reports, Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan engaged in a passionate lip- lock at a stage event held in the recent past.

The videos doing the rounds on the net are evidence of the fact that the earlier warring actresses Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan have kissed and made up, literally!

Ever since the promotional clips of their upcoming film together No One Killed Jessica was released on television, people started praising Rani Mukerji, considering that her character of a journalist is a
'Tis the season to be jolly. Christmas spells Santa's gifts, mistletoe kisses and togetherness. And B-Town folks, like every year, ring in the yuletide in their own way. Here's a look at what the stars are doing for X'Mas...

Kareena Kapoor
The star will celebrate it in style by having roast turkey and

Christmas shopping falls 70 per cent

Rising prices to blame.
KARACHI: Shopping for Christmas fell by 70 per cent as prices of clothes, footwear and cosmetics rose by 40 per cent due to inflation.
According to an informal survey conducted in Karachi, rising prices meant that most celebratory goods were not affordable for Christians anymore. Eighty per cent of shopping for Christmas happens in Saddar, 15 per cent in Tariq Road and the rest in

Christmas Eve attacks kill at least 38 in Nigeria

Explosions in Nigeria’s central region killed 32 people on Christmas Eve and six people died in attacks on two churches in the northeast of Africa’s most populous nation, officials said on Saturday.
On Friday night, a series of bombs were detonated during Christmas Eve celebrations in villages near the central city of Jos, killing at least 32 people while 74 were in a critical condition, the state police commissioner said.
Nigeria’s army chief said the blasts were not part of religious clashes which flare up sporadically as

Storm heads to Washington after snowing in South

A rare white Christmas in parts of the South was complicating life for some travelers as airlines canceled hundreds of flights, while snow was predicted for the nation’s Capital and travel authorities warned of potentially dangerous roads.
The National Weather Service said the storm could bring more than 5 inches of snow to the Washington region Sunday. The Weather Service was also forecasting possible Sunday snow for the New York and Boston areas, with overnight temperatures in the 20s and wind gusts up to 30 mph.