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LiTtLe NeW BaBy….

May 25, 2011

 

A is for angel, sent from above,
B is for baby, smothered with love,
C is for cute as cute can be
D is for diapers and changing them for me
E is for everything baby and more
F is for father walking the floor
G is for glad you are finally here
H is for hiccups that are funny and dear
I is for icky sticky messing
J is for Jesus and His blessing
K is for kisses and kindness and keep
L is for Love, so wide and deep
M is for Mommy and her loving arms
N is for Never coming to harm
O is for oat cereal and later Cheerios
P is for precious little fingers and toes
Q is for quiet, baby is sleeping
R is for relatives, always come peeping
S is for sleep, but not for your folks
T is for tub and all those long soaks
U is for unconditional as in love from your parents
V is for very active as you will soon merit
W is for wakeful, watchful and wise
X is for the Xtra special light you brought to our eyes
Y is for you - who is as bright as the sun
Z is for zest of living that you gave us, little one.

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Two Much In Bollywood

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Shammi Kapoor’s body language and dancing style reminded many of Elvis Presley.

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SNEHA ULLAL and AISHWARYA RAI
THE LOWDOWN:
Sneha made her debut with Lucky: No time For Love in 2005 opposite Salman Khan, around the time he split with his erstwhile girlfriend, Aishwarya Rai.

The film bombed but Salman tried promoting Sneha. She was cast opposite his brother Sohail Khan in the dud Aryan. Flops such as Kaashh. Mere Hote and Click followed Sneha found space in Telugu films. She has an English film, Gandhi Park, coming up.

  
LOOKALIKE FACTOR:
Like Ash, Sneha is of Mangalorean origin and has fair skin and light eyes. She met Salman through his sister Arpita. Salman, nursing heartbreak at the point, recommended Sneha for Lucky reportedly because she resembled Ash. Reacting to Sneha's resemblance to Ash, Salman said: "It's just because of the green eyes. I don't see any resemblance. Even if there is, what's the big deal?"

CAREER PUSH:
With Ash going great guns in Bollywood and Salman not keen to promote her after the initial duds, Sneha wisely shifted base to Telugu films. Hits such as Ullasamga Utsahamga, Simha and Ala Modalaindi helped her consolidate base down South.

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HARMAN BAWEJA and HRITHIK ROSHAN
THE LOWDOWN:
Harman got a grand launch in dad Harry Baweja's 2008 film, Love Story 2050.

His affair with the film's heroine Priyanka Chopra made news but Love Story 2050 flopped.

LOOKALIKE FACTOR:
Harman has always been trying hard to brush off the Hrithik lookalike tag.

"I can't help the way I look. It is what my parents gave me. I have not done plastic surgery. Anyway, every newcomer will be compared to someone," Harman defends himself.

However, the similarities don't end with looks. Harman has all along tried to build a muscular frame like Hrithik, and also copy his dance moves.

CAREER PUSH:
Harman has not signed a new film in almost two years now, so there is no career push. Clearly, his bid to become a mainstream star has worked against him.

Big producers who can afford Hrithik would avoid Harman, and small producers can't afford to float productions that match his image. Last we heard, he was approached for a reality TV reality show. He turned down the offer.

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NIKHIL DWIVED and SHAH RUKH KHAN
THE LOWDOWN:
Nikhil made his debut with the E. Niwas dud, My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves. Success has eluded him so far despite credible performances in Shor In The City and Mani Ratnam's Raavan.

LOOKALIKE FACTOR:
Nikhil, who has been careful in his attempt to rehash everything from Shah Rukh Khan's hairdo to body language, is yet to get his first hit in Bollywood. He is also gifted with a pout and dimples that remind you of SRK.

While most superstars ignore their lookalikes, SRK was graceful enough to attend the premier of My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves.

"Today people know him as my lookalike, but soon he will be a prominent name in the industry and youngsters will emulate him," King Khan had said then about Nikhil.

CAREER PUSH:
Being dubbed as the poor man's SRK has its advantages. Nikhil never runs out of offers from low and medium-budget filmmakers.

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SONU SOOD and AMITABH BACHCHAN
THE LOWDOWN:
Sonu shot to fame as the villain of Dabangg, after struggling for some years despite films such as Jodhaa Akbar, Yuva and Aashiq Banaya Aapne.

LOOKALIKE FACTOR:
Sonu's height, facial structure and deep voice remind many of a young Big B from his Zanjeer days. Notably, Sonu bagged the role of Abhishek Bachchan's elder brother in Yuva because of his resemblance to Bachchan senior.

"I am very fond of Sonu because he reminds me of a young Amitabh Bachchan," Jaya Bachchan said some time ago.

CAREER PUSH:
Sonu recently signed a gangster flick, Zilla Ghaziabad, where he plays an angry young man. Although a Punjabi, Sonu plays a character with shades of the Big B's Chhora Ganga kinare waala image.

two much in bollywood
In the fifties, when Dev Anand ruled, many noted the resemblance he bore with Hollywood actor Gregory Peck.

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ZARINE KHAN and KATRINA KAIF
THE LOWDOWN:
 Zarine made her debut in Salman Khan's dud Veerlast year.

After Salman's then-girlfriend Katrina Kaif reportedly refused to play the heroine in the period film, the superstar went on an aggressive hunt to find a replacement in terms of glamour and looks. He discovered Zarine.

LOOKALIKE FACTOR:
While Zarine bears a strong resemblance with Katrina, critics and the audience alike cruelly dismissed her as 'Fatrina' once Veerreleased because she looked grossly overweight.She has also failed to match Katrina's charm and sex appeal.

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 ZARINE KHAN and KATRINA KAIF
 The lookalike factor actually worked against Zarine as long as Salman and Katrina were an item. No Bollywood assignment came her way. "Katrina is beautiful but I don't think I look like Katrina. I want to create my identity," Zarine said in an online interview recently.

CAREER PUSH:
Zarine's latest claim to fame is the hit item number Character dheelain Salman's upcoming Ready. Sajid Khan has offered her a role in his multistarrer Housefull 2. Rumours suggest Sajid would have loved Katrina in the role but she has become ultra-choosy after becoming a superstar. The only starring role Zarine has in her kitty right now is once again thanks to Salman. She will be seen opposite the superstar in Shirish Kunder's upcoming Kick.

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Aamir Khan has been compared with Tom Hanks and film observers even find similarities in the acting styles of the two stars.

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Pakistani naval base attack in Pictures

May 24, 2011

Pakistani naval base attack in Pictures
Fire and smoke rises from a Pakistani naval aviation base, following an attack by militants in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, May 22, 2011. Militants attacked a naval aviation base in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi late Sunday, rocking the base with explosions and battling commandos sent in to subdue the attackers, security officials said.

Pakistani naval base attack in Pictures
Battle with militants rages on at Pakistan's naval base

Pakistani naval base attack in Pictures
Pakistani rangers take position at the main gate of a naval aviation base following an attack by militants, in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, May 22, 2011. Militants attacked a naval aviation base in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi late Sunday, rocking the base with explosions and battling commandos sent in to subdue the attackers, security officials said.

Pakistani naval base attack in Pictures
Pakistani rangers and rescue workers gather at the main gate of a naval aviation base following an attack by militants, in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, May 22, 2011. Militants attacked a naval aviation base in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi late Sunday, rocking the base with explosions and battling commandos sent in to subdue the attackers, security officials said.

Pakistani naval base attack in Pictures
Pakistani army commandos drive through the main gate of a naval aviation base following an attack by militants in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, May 23, 2011. Militants attacked the base in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi late Sunday, rocking the base with explosions and battling commandos sent in to subdue the attackers, security officials said.

Pakistani naval base attack in Pictures
 Pakistani army commandos drive through the main gate of a naval aviation base following an attack by militants in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, May 23, 2011. Islamist militants stormed a naval base in the Pakistani city of Karachi late Sunday, destroying a U.S.-supplied surveillance aircraft, firing rockets and battling commandos sent to subdue them in one of the most brazen attacks in years, officials said.

Pakistani naval base attack in Pictures
Pakistani army commandos enter a naval aviation base following an attack by militants in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, May 23, 2011. Militants attacked the base in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi late Sunday, rocking the base with explosions and battling commandos sent in to subdue the attackers, security officials said.

Pakistani naval base attack in Pictures
 Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik speaks to the media outside Mehran naval aviation base, which was attacked by militants, in Karachi

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Headley reveals rare details of Mumbai terror plot planning

David Headley

Headley reveals rare details of Mumbai terror plot planning from how to pray without leaving the forehead indurated to the language of the train announcements at the Victoria Terminus station, the Pakistani planners of the Mumbai terror attacks paid meticulous attention to every detail, key plotter David Coleman Headley testified here.

The 50-year-old Pakistani American, who has pleaded guilty to all 12 charges of his involvement in planning the attacks, Monday offered a rare and extraordinary look inside the behind-the-scenes planning of an operation that left the Indian state practically paralysed for three days starting Nov 26, 2008.

Under a plea bargain deal that requires him to cooperate fully with the federal prosecutors, Headley was expected to disclose all that he knows about the planning of the attack and he lived up to that obligation as Assistant US Attorney Daniel Collins carefully walked him through all major and minor details of the plot.

Headley's attorney John Theis sat in the front row as his client answered questions in somewhat muffled tones even while disclosing remarkable details.

At one point as he discussed the kind of conversations he had had with his Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) handler Sajid Mir, Headley said he was even told how to pray in order to avoid 'mihrab', the dark spot that devout Muslim men have on their foreheads because of the regular friction with the floor while praying.

The significance of this particular detail being that since Headley was to travel to Mumbai as a white American on a US passport, a mark like that on his forehead may arouse suspicion. As a result, he was advised to pray without touching his forehead to the ground.

Another seemingly minor but crucial detail that came to light during his four-hour-long testimony concerned the train arrival and departure announcements at Mumbai's Victoria Terminus or Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

Headley told the court that he pointed out to both Sajid Mir and Major Iqbal, a shadowy figure reportedly belonging to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), that the announcements were made in English and Marathi. If the attackers did not know English, they could run into difficulty trying to find out when trains were arriving.

The overriding theme of prosecutor Collins' questioning was to establish how closely the LeT, as represented by Sajid Mir, and the ISI, as represented by Major Iqbal were involved every step of the way, directing Headley what to do, when, where and how. So much so that Mir and Headley even discussed which Islamic denomination the latter's fellow accused Tahawwur Hussain Rana belonged to as well as the need to win him over to the Salafi side of Islam.

Salafi adherents treat the companions of the Prophet Mohammed and the two immediate generations of Muslims that followed as their role model. Headley said LeT believes being a Salafi 'is a prerequisite to jihad'. He said he was told by Mir that only when Rana, a Pakistani military physician turned businessman at whose trial Headley testified, was made a Salafi can the real agenda be pushed.

Headley and Rana even debated who should declare jihad, whether a head of an Islamic state, as Rana believed, or someone else. Headley explained to Rana that a head of state was necessary only if it was to be 'offensive' jihad but for 'defensive' jihad of the kind currently underway it was not necessary.

Another striking disclosure that Headley made relates to the 2002 Muslim massacre in Gujarat in the aftermath of the killings of 50 Hindu pilgrims at Godhra. In fact, he cited that massacre as one of the triggers for him personally to get involved in the Mumbai attacks.

He said between 2002 and 2007 the LeT had received hundreds of letters from Muslims in Gujarat to help them. He even referred to an undercover video recording of a Hindu activist called Babu Bajrangi who had bragged about personally killing many Muslims.

The broad focus of his testimony was also on the number of times he met Major Iqbal and Sajid Mir to finetune plans for the Mumbai attacks as well as watch many video surveillance tapes of the city that Headley personally shot during his visits prior to the attack.

From discussing landing sites to the schedule of a major conference of defence industry which was to be organised at the Taj Mahal Hotel and from how to transfer attackers from a Pakistani boat to an Indian vessel to determining the nearest taxi stand, the three men discussed everything in great detail.
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Laser puts record data rate through fibre. 26 terabits/second

May 23, 2011

Researchers have set a new record for the rate of data transfer using a single laser: 26 terabits per second.

At those speeds, the entire Library of Congress collections could be sent down an optical fibre in 10 seconds. The trick is to use what is known as a "fast Fourier transform" to unpick more than 300
separate colours of light in a laser beam, each encoded with its own string of information.

The technique is described in the journal Nature Photonics. The push for higher data rates in light-based telecommunications technologies has seen a number of significant leaps in recent years.

While the earliest optical fibre technologies encoded a string of data as "wiggles" within a single colour of light sent down a fibre, newer approaches have used a number of tricks to increase data rates.

Among them is what is known as "orthogonal frequency division multiplexing", which uses a number of lasers to encode different strings of data on different colours of light, all sent through the fibre together.

At the receiving end, another set of laser oscillators can be used to pick up these light signals, reversing the process. Check the pulse While the total data rate possible using such schemes is limited only by the number of lasers available, there are costs, says Wolfgang Freude, a co-author of the current paper from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.

"Already a 100 terabits per second experiment has been demonstrtaed," he told News reporters.
"The problem was they didn't have just one laser, they had something like 500 lasers, which is an incredibly expensive thing. If you can imagine 500 lasers, they fill racks and consume tens of kilowatts of power."

Professor Freude and his colleagues have instead worked out how to create comparable data rates using just one laser with exceedingly short pulses. Within these pulses are a number of discrete colours of light in what is known as a "frequency comb".

When these pulses are sent into an optical fibre, the different colours can add or subtract, mixing together and creating about 350 different colours in total, each of which can be encoded with its own data stream.
Last year, Professor Freude and his collaboratorsfirst demonstrated how to use all of these colours to transmit over 10 terabits per second.

At the receiving end, traditional methods to separate the different colours will not work. Here, the researchers have implemented what is known as an optical fast Fourier transform to unpick the data streams.
Colours everywhere The Fourier transform is a well-known mathematical trick that can in essence extract the different colours from an input beam, based solely on the times that the different parts of the beam arrive.

The team does this optically - rather than mathematically, which at these data rates would be impossible - by splitting the incoming beam into different paths that arrive at different times, recombining them on a detector.
In this way, stringing together all the data in the different colours turns into the simpler problem of organising data that essentially arrives at different times.

Professor Freude said that the current design outperforms earlier approaches simply by moving all the time delays further apart, and that it is a technology that could be integrated onto a silicon chip - making it a better candidate for scaling up to commercial use.

He concedes that the idea is a complex one, but is convinced that it will come into its own as the demand for ever-higher data rates drives innovation.

"Think of all the tremendous progress in silicon photonics," he said. "Nobody could have imagined 10 years ago that nowadays it would be so common to integrate relatively complicated optical circuits on to a silicon chip."
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LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE!!!

May 22, 2011

LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND 
AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE

A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert.

During some point of the Journey they had an Argument, 
and one friend Slapped the other one In the face.

The one who got slappedwas hurt, 
but without saying anything,
wrote in the sand:

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE .

They kept on walking until they found an oasis,
where they decided to take a bath.

The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning,
but the friend saved him.

After he recovered from the near drowning,
he wrote on a stone:

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE.

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him,
"After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand 
and now, you write on a stone, why?"

The other friend replied
"When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away.

But, when someone does something good for us,
we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."


LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND 
AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE!!!


They say it takes a minute to find a special person,
an hour to appreciate them, 
a day to love them, 
but then an entire life to forget them.
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A Friend Most True

May 20, 2011

 

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I need to know if you’re my true friend,
will you be by my side until the end?
Can I tell you my secrets deep,
and trust them in your heart you’ll keep?
We are neither of us without our flaws,
can you accept mine as I will yours?
I’ll be a shoulder to cry on when you’re blue,
will you be there for me when I need you?
No matter how busy I will make time for you,
if you are busy will you make time for me too?
I will take your hand and comfort your tears,
will you hold me and soothe my fears?
I will give you joy and many warm smiles,
can we share that even across many miles?
I will not forget what’s important to you,
will you remember what’s important to me too?
With you my most favourite things I’ll share,
If only I know do you truly care?
If you can accept me as I do you,
then I will know you are a friend most true.

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Farewell quotes

May 19, 2011

You and I will meet again
When we're least expecting it
One day in some far off place
I will recognize your face
I won't say goodbye my friend
For you and I will meet again

Don't be dismayed at goodbyes.  A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.  And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends

Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you
Until we meet again!

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It's the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here's a happy one for you.

May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!

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Facts of life which applies to the Salaried People!

Facts of life which applies to the Salaried People !

Facts of life which applies to the Salaried People

Bank Balance:

First Week : 10,000

Second Week : 1,000

Third Week : 100

Fourth week : 10


Conveyance

First Week : Auto ("I can afford it")

Second Week : Share Auto ("I would like to share. I am selfless!")

Third Week : Bus ("Public figures should travel by public transport")

Fourth week : Walk ("Good for health")





Girl friends

First Week : Eena, Meena, Tina ("I can BUY love")

Second Week : Meena, Tina ("I have enough girl friends")

Third Week : Tina ("I am loyal to her")

Fourth week : "Huh! There is no pure love on earth!"




Mobile Maintenance

First Week : Frequent outgoing calls ("This is what mobile is invented for")


Second Week : Restricted o! utgoing calls ("I should not create unnecessary traffic on mobile lines")

Third Week : Rare outgoing calls ("Mobile should be used in urgent situations only")

Fourth week : Only incoming calls ("I am not going to call her until she calls me")


And last....but not the least...


Boozing
First Week : "Come, let's go to Goa and freak out!"

Second Week : "Man, there is nothing in Goa. Let's go to that restaurant"

Third Week : "The best place to booze on earth is our house itself. what say?"

Fourth week: "Drinking is injurious to health...!!!"
Happy weekend coming ahead.....!!!!

Enjoy life urself to the fullest of its kind- Its just the first week yet
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Dazzle on your wedding day!

May 18, 2011

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The wedding day is one of the most special occasions in a womans life. On this day you need to look your best. With the right use of make-up, you can be a beautiful bride. *(As told by Manzoor Khan, a leading Bollywood make-up artist)

Heres how:

* Create the perfect base:

If you have dry skin, apply moisturiser and in case of oily skin go for toning and scrubbing a day before the wedding. While doing your make-up, the first step is to apply a foundation matching your skin tone. Use just one layer of foundation, or you could look too made up. If you have blemishes or dark circles, before the use of foundation, you can apply concealer. The concealer can be a half shade lighter than your natural skin tone. While using the foundation, do not forget to apply it on your ears and your neck as well.

*Shape your brows:
Grow your eyebrows for some months before your wedding and before the ceremony, get it shaped by a well-known beautician. Fill in your eyebrows with a brown coloured eyebrow pencil.

*Play up your eyes:
If you have deep-set eyes, you should apply more frosted and shimmer based eyeshadows, which make your eyes look wider. If your eyes are more bulging, avoid the shimmery shadows and go for the less frosted or matte finished ones. This will lend stability to your face.

*Use a lot of mascara. 
Make sure to separate the end or tips of your lashes. Before applying the mascara, curl your lashes with an eyelash curler. This opens up your eyes and makes them look bigger and brighter.

*This season, it is trendy to cut down on the thickness of your liner. Apply kajal on the bottom of your eyes and also on the lids beneath your lashes on the upper eyelids. On the wedding day, stick to the traditional black liner or the deep blue eyeliner. On other days, for instance on your mehendi or reception, you can experiment with colours, according the colour of the outfit you are wearing.

*Pamper your lips:
Highlight your best feature. If you are going for heavy eye make-up, the lips should be more subtle. Complement your looks with a nice frosted colour and gloss. If you are using golden or brownish eye shadow, go for a lipstick in a reddish tone. But tone down the shade of red.

*Highlight your cheeks:
Contouring is extremely important as it enhances the shape and structure of your whole face. Take a dark brown compact or blush. Locate your cheekbone and apply this under the cheek bones. Blend it well towards your jaw line. If you have a roundish face, use the blush a little under the cheek bone, and blend it properly towards the hair line and the apple of your cheeks. This will make your face look oval, which is considered to be the best shape for faces.

*Put a blusher on:
If you have naturally high, defined cheekbones, you should not contour it. Highlight the cheeks with shimmer; a golden or a bronze shimmer can look absolutely fabulous. Remember, here too blending is the key.

*Add some curls:
Hair complements your look up to 30 or 40 per cent. Straight hair is out and curls are in. Remember that if you have a longish face, avoid high put up hairstyles.
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Guess My Name

May 17, 2011

Guess my name.........

Rich in cover & nicely bound,
in the hearts of the believers I am rarely found,

High on a shelf I am kept,
Forgotten there I am left,

With respect I do get lots of kiss,
my main point is what they always miss,

They neglect the message that is inside me,
But in their graves they will always need me,

At times I am used for a phony swear,
My true use is very very rare,

A miracle I am that can challenge the world,
All they have to do is understand my word,

I have wisdom - I have treasure,
So much so that there is no measure,

I am your saviour - I am your guide,

But who's there to take my ride,

Right from wrong is my frame,


HOLY QUR'AN IS MY NAME.
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