Abhishek And Aishwarya Bachchan Buy House In Dubai
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
have purchased a home in
, UAE. The couple have purchased villa in the double gated community called
Sanctuary Falls and recently also attented a resident party held at the
Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Sonal Chauhan In Raaz 2
has had a good start to her Bollywood debut. Her first movie
was relased on May 17, 2008 which also happended to be her birthday. The
movie has done well at the box office within India as well as overseas. The
movie is maintaining it's tickets sales even with the flurry of IPL matches
going on in India. The movie also stars
and is directed by Kunal Deshmukh. Given the success the film has brought the
producers, Mukesh Bhatt, they have signed Sonal for
Raaz 2 (2008)
the sequel to Raaz (2002).
Sonal was also recently in the news because of some confrontation she had with her
long time companion Sahil Zaroo, an accused in the Rahul Mahajan drug case, at
the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The incident happended at the
Jet Airways counter as Sonal was collecting her boarding pass for a flight to
Hyderabad. This is when Sahil Zaroo, who was also booked on the same flight,
appeared and seemed liked a minor altercation has started between the two, which
ended with Zaroo slapping Chouhan and then throwing Sonal's mobile phone on the floor,
then running from the scene. CISF officials posted at the airport caught hold of him immediately.
Bollywood Meets Hollywood
Bollywood has taken big steps to enter the Hollywood film market.
, an Indian business man, has announced a investment of $1 billion
into Hollywood with a series of deals with top stars like George Clooney,
Nicholas Cage, Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt. During the recent Cannes Film Festival
news emerged that Reliance Big, the entertainment arm of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group,
has invested over a $1 billion into Hollywood. Some of the partners include
Mr Cage's Saturn Productions, Mr Clooney's Smokehouse Productions, Mr Hanks' Playtone Productions,
India is the largest maker of files in the world, with over 3.7 billion tickets sold every year
and more then 1000 films being released each year.
Bollywood Stars At Cannes Film Festival 2008
Bollywood made it's presences felt at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival being held in
Cannes, France. Bollywood star
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
was present with the her new family including husband
father in law
and mother in law Jaya Bachchan.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
was at the Cannes as part of her role as a model for L'Oreal and was pictured with Hollywood stars
Eva Longoria Parker
. Also present was
with husband Brad Pitt. Earlier in the day Angelina was seen at the premiere of her
new animated film Kung Fu Panda along with costars Dustin Hoffman and Jack Black.
Soha Ali Khan On Cover Of Maxim May 2008 Issue
Soha Ali Khan
will grace the cover of
's May 2008 issue. Soha had just recently
been in the news regrading your gun licences, which has now been taken away from
her by the courts since she had gotten it when she was under the age limit for
owning a gun. Soha now will be seen in a different light with her sexy images
within the Maxim India magazine along with an interview.
Hrithik And Suzanne Roshan Parents Again
, wife of Bollywood superstar
, gave birth to a baby boy at on Thursday at 11:30 AM at the Lilavati hospital in
, India. This is their second child, the first one is Hrehaan, who was born on March 28 2006.
, the original Tulsi, of the famous Hindi TV show,
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
will be returning to the show after an absense of about nine months. Now
the show writers have to write the story to bring her back. When Smriti
previosly left, she was replaced with Gautami Gadgil and now Gautami
has to be written out of the story and replaced back with Smriti. Ekta Kapoor
will have to come up with something. This will also be the first time
Ekta Kapoor has taken back a star who had left her serial midway.
The Maharashtra Government today approved plans to build a statue of
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj some one kilometer into the Arabian Sea with
the height of 300 feet. The statue will be off the coast of
, and will about 30 storey high and almost two kilometers into the sea,
and the statue will be taller then the Statue of Liberty in New York, USA.
Indian tourist city Jaipur, India was rocked today by Seven synchronised blasts
that killed at least 60 people and injuring nearly 100 others, but that will probably
rise with time and investigation. The multiple blast went off in a choreographed manner
within about 20 minutes. The locations that are initially identified are Tripolia Bazar,
Badi Choupal, Chhoti Choupal, Manas Chowk, Johari Bazar and Sanganeri Gate.
21 Indian firms made in the list of top 100 BPO firms in the world per a new
study lead by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP)
managing director of Thought Leadership, Jagdish Dalal.
The list included five firms in the top 10 best outsourcing service
providers, (No.3), TCS (6), Wipro (7), Genpact (9) and Tech Mahindra (10).
The other 16 Indian companies are HCL Technology (11), Mastek (16),
WNS Global Services (19), Hexaware (22), ExlService (26), 24/7 Customer (28),
Cambridge (36), ITC Infotech (40), KPIT Cummins (42), Patni (46), Zensar (53),
MindTree (54), Mphasis (56), Aditya Birla Minacs (62),
FirstSource Solutions (73) and Cross Tab (78).
Today, India successfully test fired a surface to surface nuclear capable Agni-III missile
with a range of 3000 km range. The missile was launced from Wheelers Island off Orissa coast
and it achieved its full range and accuracy by reaching its pre designated target in 800 seconds.
India now joins a select group of nations having intermediate range ballistic missiles (IRBMs)
with ranges upto 3000 kms.
Scarlett Johansson Engaged To Ryan Reynolds
and Ryan Reynolds announced their engagement. The 23 year old actress and the
31 year old actor have yet not set the wedding date.
Gisele Bundchen Worlds Top Supermodel
05/02/2008 Gisele Bundchen
, a Brazilian model, earned an estimated $35 million during the past year which
put her a top the list of high earning models.
, came in 2nd with $14 million,
with $7.5 million,
with $7 million and Doutzen Kroes with $6 million.
Gisele last year finished her contract with Victoria's Secret but still has
many other modeling jobs that she is juggling. Some of her contract include
work for Pantene, Disney, Nivea, Vogue eyewear and Aquascutum. She also has a
line of Grendene sandals, Ipanema by Gisele. She also has made news due to her
romance with New England Patriots quarterback
Miley Cyrus Apologises For Vanity Fair Shoot
04/28/2008 Miley Cyrus
has come out and apologized for her partially clothed photos in Vanity Fair.
Miley is the 15 year old star of Disney's billion dollar Hannah Montana franchise
and star of Disney Channel show Hannah Montana. Miley has been pictured
apparently topless, with a satin bedsheet protecting her modesty. Miley initially
liked the shots as artist but now has reversed her eariler opnions about the shot
after the public lash back. Mothers now do not want their daughter to follow and look
up to her as a role model.
Money, Finance, Technology News:
On Monday 19 May 2008,
Nintendo Co Ltd
launched it's long awaited "Wii Fit" exercise game within the United States.
The new game hopes to get the couch
potatoes and women to join in on the gaming fun. The Wii gaming console has already
become a great hit with kids and man. The new game will cost $90 and comes with
balance board that will senses shifts in posture. The Wii Fit will offer over
40 activities in four categories including aerobics, strength training, balance and yoga.
It will also track users Body Mass Index and weight and provide nice charts of their
progress and provide fitness tips. While Microsoft and Sony
have put their focus on high definition, ultra realistic games, Nintendo
instead choose the other route of trageting more interactive games, which has
been an great nice surprise by the industry and consumer.
Last week a project was started in Abu Dhabi on building a city that is
suppose to create zero emissions. The city will house 50,000 people and
1,500 businesses with a goal of using extremely little energy. The city is
expected to cost around $22 billion, of which $4 billion will be provide by
the Abu Dhabi government for the infrastructure. Electric transports will
provide door to door service using battery powered vehicles with renewable energy
and stored onboard in batteries.
IBM has developed a way to make concentrated photovoltaic cells that are
more efficient in converting the sun's energy into electricity. The technology is
based on the on technology used to cool computer chips. The main principle behind
the technology is to use a large lens to focus light onto a relatively
small piece of photovoltaic semiconductor material and thus using only
fraction of the semiconductor material. The solution involves placing
an ultrathin layer of liquid metal, a compound of gallium and indium,
between the two surfaces.
Yahoo introduces a new way to look at search results, the concept is called
Glue. The product is in Beta stage and is a Yahoo product that is developed
at the Yahoo India development center and is currently available in India.
The search for a given term will display the traditional search results, and now
will add search from the Image, Video, Yahoo Answers, and other
resources within the same page for more information for the user.
Google annouced the launch of a way to transalte websites to Hindi using its
popular Google translate application. This shows the importance and the expansion of
the India online market. Other innovations targeted to the Indian market include
Google Local Search and Google Local Business Centre.
Vodafone announced that it has been selected to provide the Apple's
in ten new countries. The list of the countries are Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt,
Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey. Vodafone will
start to sell the Apple iPhone as early as later this year.
World under rice shortage? The price for rice seems to be going up daily and now
there are countries putting limits on exports and also local stores in the US putting
limits on how much can be bought by an individual. As the world population and consumers
of rice grows, the supply seems not to be keeping up with the rise in demand. Price of
rice have gone up by more then 30 percent in the two years from 2005 to 2007. Of the
world rice 80 percent is grown in Asia. Major exporters of rice are India, Pakistan, Thailand,
Vietnam, and United States. Rice is being imported by Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia,
Iraq, Philippines, and the Arab world.
Today marked a big day for the airline industry where much anticipated merger
between Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. was finalized. The deal
is around $17.7 billion and would create the world's largest airline. The new
airline will have some $35 billion in revenue and more then 75,000 employees,
with access to more than 390 destinations in 67 countries. Delta will have
their executive offices in Atlanta, Minneapolis and New York, with
international executive offices in Amsterdam, Paris and Tokyo.
After 6 months of hearings and testimony from over 278 witnesses and 23 hours of
jury deliberation, the jury found that the death of Princess Diana and her lover,
Dodi al Fayed was caused by negligent driving of their chauffeur and
photographers who pursued the couple speeding Mercedes into a Paris underpass.
Sania Mirza Pulls Out Of French Open 05/19/2008:
World No 32
has decided not to take part in the upcoming French Open starting on May 25, 2008
due to her right wrist injury. Sania had undergone surgery in Miami, FL on
April 10, and the cast was removed on May 05 and how she is undergoing physical
rehabilitation. Sania hopes to be ready by June to take part in the DFS Classic in Birmingham
which start June 6, 2008.
This summer Beijing, China will host the
2008 Summer Olympics
. The Opening ceremony will be held on August 8, 2008 and the Closing ceremony
will be held on August 24, 2008. The 2008 Summer Olympics will consist of
302 evebts in 28 sports with over 10000 Athletes participating. The
2008 Summer Olympics have been in recent news with nations calling for
boycotts due to some people being upset with China's involvement in the crisis in Darfur.
Other concern related to environmental and health issues in and around
Beijing have been raised due to the concern that it may potentially effect
Danica Patrick Wins One 04/26/2008:
finally won the big race. Danica is a race car driver and probably was not
favoured to win any race in which mostly men are race car drivers. Now she has
proved her critics wrong by capturing first place in Sunday’s Indy 300 race in Motegi, Japan.
Danica was the first female to hold a lead in the Indianapolis 500 three years ago
and has kept herself in the new since then. She is backed by sponsors like Motorola,
XM Satellite Radio and Go Daddy.
Wizards won their final game at home this season to solidify
their 5th slot in the playoff standings. The Wizards backups players played
really well to beat Indiana Pacers 117-110 to eliminate Indiana from playoff race.
Wizards Roger Mason scored 31 points to lead the team. Now the Wizards will face
Cavaliers in the first round of the playoff. Last year the Wizards were
swept by the Cavaliers in the playoffs. The Wizards will finish of the season by
playing the final regular game against