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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

From red carpet events and pop star reunions to finalized divorces and visits to rehab, it's been quite a hectic year in Tinseltown.Heres some of the fabulous looks and fashion faux pas.. you decide who was your style icon and who was not!

1.Katherine Heigl,Glowing at the 2007 Emmys in this Zac Posen gown.
2.Britney Spears, an attempted comeback flopping at the MTV Video Music Awards, Britney's continued to keep the paparazzi employed with her frequent crotch shots and by hitting the town in tasteless clothing.
3.Reese Witherspoon ruled the red carpet in 2007. sleek and sexy in this strapless, tiered Nina Ricci gown, Reese defines glamour.

She's still our favorite diva, but Beyonce's style seemed a bit off key in 2007. The outfit is not even flattering to B's curvaceous frame.

Helen Mirren dazzled the crowd at this year's Academy Awards in a floral Christian Lacroix gown. It's been quite a successful year for her, and she's never looked so glamorous.

The adorably sexy George Clooney makes looking good seem easy and his style never seems to fail.

1.Despite her single topping the charts, it was a rough year for Amy Winehouse. She always finished off her look with nothing less than this infamous beehive.
2.Heidi Klum at the 2007 Emmys, she dazzled in this strapless Dior gown.
3.Victoria Beckham at the MTV Movie Awards and She bought out the wild side in her.

Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp's style bombed in fashion headquarters.Although he still exudes sex appeal with ease, has the actor's style sense been lost at sea?

Monday, January 28, 2008

So we're flashing on every news channel! But whats all the hype about? well its Bird flu this time in Calcutta, from where i belong.. and not a good time for all the calcuttans who are compelled to quit consuming poultry(sigh).. imagine chicken and eggs being excluded from our meals! how cruel is this, just like some curfew, like everything has gone haywire! i cant think of any alternative to replace the taste of poultry and eggs, i cant feed that to baby Alisha who doesn't seem to be interested in any food except eggs! when will the chickens be back safely?

Few days ago West Bengal birds were found to be carrying the H5N1 virus which can cause avian influenza in humans.. WB had appealed to all other states to help cull up chickens suspected of having the disease.19 districts were supposed have been affected, with a population of 24 million.. phew!

Nepal is said have banned poultry imports from India.. Bangladesh fears an outbreak too.

So what is bird flu?
Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus.All birds are thought to be susceptible to the avian influenza, though some species, such as wild ducks, are more resistant than others. Domestic poultry, such as chickens or turkeys, are particularly susceptible.

How does it effect people?
Avian influenza does not normally infect species other than birds and pigs. But humans came down with the bird flu in Hong Kong in 1997, when the H5N1 strain infecting 18 humans, 6 of whom died.

Genetic studies showed the virus jumped directly from birds to humans, and caused severe illness with high mortality.

What are the symptoms, can it be tested and how do you treat it?
When humans came down with H5N1 bird flu in Hong Kong in 1997, patients developed symptoms of fever, sore throat, cough and, in several of the fatal cases, severe respiratory distress secondary to viral pneumo

Antiviral drugs, some of which can be used for both treatment and prevention, are clinically effective against influenza A virus strains in otherwise healthy adults and children, but have some limitations

I just want people to be cautious, as prevention is better than cure.. dont you agree?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tagged by waliz.. my dear friend.Its a tag where you have to jot down the things you love and hate most.I thought it was a good way to share some of my likes and dislikes.. and would like to tag anybody who reads the post;) as each of my friends are already tagged so its entirely up to each individual if you like to take on the tag:)

I love

my family, kids:)

listening to music


day dreaming

passing my time on the internet;)

being generous/helpful

a peaceful atmosphere/surrounding

to admire nature

my privacy

to feast on pizzas/momos/biryani/tandoori chicken;)

I hate

crowded places

talking on the phone;)

abusive language/violence

untrustworthy people/hypocrites.. very bad ones

being judged wrongly

to be forgiving, but sorry i am that way;)hehe

i dont remember more!;)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Now a days, the most happening thing is to express thoughts, opinions, daily rants, whatever.. and what's a better way to deploy it than in the form of a free blog! Blogging is getting a real craze these days, while some do it for pleasure, some even do it to earn a buck.. you needn't be a professional writer to own a blog, even a 5 year old can blog! Then why not you?

It depends entirely on each individual, whether used as an online diary or simply for commentary on day-to-day life.. a blog is an easy way of communicating your thoughts and feelings to the world. People sometimes utilize the humble blog to talk about their pets, baby's or their favourite music, places etc. they also use it to sell their products! great idea, isn't it?

The fun comes in when you start getting people to actually visit and read your blog.. they also leave comments if they tend to find your bog interesting.the more interesting and informative you blog is, the more visitors!

The first thing you should have in order to create your blog is a plan of action. What are you going to write about? How often? Why would people read it? and when you're ready and focused about what to blog about. Most importantly choose a blog tittle that best suits the contents of the blog.. write a mini intro as the starting post so that the readers can get a better view about the blog you've created.

Below is a list of various free blogging software and services... sign up and enjoy!

Come back for more tutorials.. a comment will be appreciated about why do you blog?

Friday, January 18, 2008

Salman khan... one of the most searched bollywood actor on the Internet has recently been in London to unveil a statue at Madame Tussuad's, amidst thousands of adoring fans.The statue being none other than his own! imagine the joy, when he got to stand beside his own body double.Salman was in all praise of the statue and being a painter himself, wholeheartedly appreciated the effort that was put into the making...

"I have just started painting and I know how difficult it is to get something so perfect. The talent, the patience, the hard work which has gone into this sculpture, is phenomenal" said the bollywood hunk.

He had out beaten bollywood mega stars like Madhuri Dixit, Hrithik Roshan, Lata Mangeshkar and Abhishek Bachchan, after a public poll conducted last summer.

"I am really very touched that my fans have chosen me to appear in Madame Tussuad's, and hope that the figure brings a lot of enjoyment to Bollywood followers the world over" Salman said.

Salmans muscular statue, dressed in a black sleeveless T-shirt and black denims, donated by the star, stands alongside bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Shah Rukh Khan in special section meant only for bollywood.It feels so good to hear he has finally attained his place in the top four, beating other bollywood biggies.

The heartthrob actor was measured and photographed by expert sculptors in Mumbai last October to kick-start painstaking work on his wax double. He personally chose and donated clothes for the figure to wear.

Salman, started his film career way back in 1998 and has over 55 films to his credit till date.of late his career may of taken a few bitter twists but thank god hes no more pulled into controversies and hes still our very own Sallu with his latest release being partner... and hope from now on, hell be as popular, in the west too!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Christina Aguilera

Christina actually didn't have her baby until Saturday night, but the baby is here and it's a boy! she prefered to keep the babys gender a secret before the delivery but she chose a blue theme all along.

"Christina and Jordan are proud to announce the birth of their son Max Liron Bratman. He is a beautiful, healthy baby boy!" a rep for the couple told

Max is tall and slim, weighing in at 6 lbs., 2 oz. and 20.5 inches. Lucky boy!

Nicole Richie

Former skeleton Nicole Richie and her boyfriend Joel Madden also welcomed a baby girl into the world on Friday, according to People. Nicole 26 gave birth to Harlow Winter Kate Madden, weighing in at 6 lbs. 7 oz. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

My first ever award given to me by a very lovable sweet guy Dann!..Thanks a million for the award:)i call him lovable because hes a sincere blogger friend whose out here to share love!! you must take a visit to his blog to know more.. Dann never fails to visit his friends blogs, leave his precious comments and his great sense of humor.. i love his sweet way of writing(wink) etc when hes commenting.even if by chance, i do miss out commenting for a day or on a certain post of Danns.. my sweet friend hasn't anything bitter in his heart, in fact he visits and leaves a comment as usual.Ive even noticed him this way with all his other blogger friends and as usual he keeps spreading love and humor.. so if you want to make him a friend too, don't waste time and do it.. for hes going be one of the greatest friends ever.. ask WALIZ!another best friend in this blogger world:)

WALIZ!.. was so happy when i gave her a friendship award which i had created especially for her.she comes across as, so down to earth and friendly and shes actually every bloggers friend as whichever blog you visit.. you see Waliz, Waliz everywhere:)

and now to mention a line or two about my other special blogger friends:)

RAAJJI!.. one of the first commenter's on my blog, i can never forget her for she is equally thanked for her support.not a post passes without her comments and i need to thank her in a special way she'll feel truly appreciated:)

AYUSH!.. ill call him one of the most cutest and caring bloggers till date.he used to be one of the most active bloggers around and his blog and contacts will amaze you.he deserves to be appreciated in a very special way too!:)

BLUEDREAMER!.. hes a cool and adorable guy by the way he expresses.. i was just there on his blog a few seconds ago and Omg! hes giving away awards that hes created for his friends(am included):)).. isn't that sooo exciting:)

BLUECRYSTALDUDE!.. hes writing a very interesting blog where one would tend to stop and think.. just read his recent post on hypocrites!!it got me pondering!:)

NAVIN!.. i started liking his blog when he wrote an outstanding post on prashant, the Indian idol 3.he keeps updating posts on what everyone would rush to read.

AKMAL!.. you better watch for the next writer and animal lover on the blog;) an intelligent guy and his blog speaks his intelligence:)

Friday, January 11, 2008

These pasta recipes are excellent for dinners or parties.

In this article, I’m going to share with you three delicious pasta recipes that you can prepare for any occasion that suits you. The recipes are very easy and can be prepare in less than 30 minutes.

So, here we go…

Lemon Tuna Pasta

4 tsp Butter
18 Black olives, pitted & sliced
1 tsp Oil; olive
2 can Tuna; chunk, drained
4 large Garlic cloves, chopped
Pasta; penne, cooked and drained
1/8 cup Lemon juice
4 tsp Butter (add at end)
3 tsp Capers, drained

Melt butter with oil in skillet. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes. Add lemon juice, capers and olives and cook another 2 minutes. Turn heat to lowest setting. Add tuna & separate it (do NOT flake) with a fork. Heat through, stirring gently. Drain pasta. Add remainder of butter and sauce to hot pasta, tossing well.

Tomato Soup with Pasta

3 tbsp Olive oil
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 small Onion, chopped
1 tsp Basil
1 lb Tomatoes, chopped
3 pt Stock
1 Carrot, sliced
1 cup Small pasta / broken vermicelli
1 Celery stick, sliced
1 tbsp Chopped parsley
1 tsp Salt

Heat oil in soup pot & gently fry the onion for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, carrot & celery. Mix well with the oil. Sprinkle in the seasonings & stir together. Fry for 3 minutes. Add stock & bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes then add pasta. When pasta is tender, serve, garnished with parsley.

Both Pasta Recipes yield 4 servings

If you are concerned about your health and think that the above pasta recipes are too rich in calories, here is one recipe that I’m sure you’ll love…

Broccoli-Pasta Toss

2 cups Broccoli flowerets
3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
4 oz Fettuccine, broken up
1 tsp Sesame seed, toasted
1 tbsp Oil, cooking
1/8 tsp Garlic powder

In a large saucepan cook broccoli and pasta in a large amount of boiling water for 6 -8 minutes or just until tender, stirring once or twice. Drain. Add oil to pasta mixture and toss. Add cheese, sesame seeds, garlic, and pepper to taste. Toss gently to coat. Serve immediately. 4 servings.

PER SERVING: 168 cal., 6g Pro., 24g carbo., 5g fat, 3mg chol., 72mg sodium.

Monday, January 07, 2008

A boy meets a girl and desperately wants to ask her out on a date.. he has known her for two long months now and its high time he pulls up his socks and gets to know her feelings too.But he hasn't a least bit of idea of HOW! how should he go about things.

Alot of people have been in situations like this.Wanting to ask out someone special but just don't know how.. sometimes they know the person, sometimes they haven't even seen them! So here's a bit of advice for those who want to ask anyone out on a date!

1)Rid yourself of the fear of rejection.If you fear that you will be rejected by the person you ask out for a date, how will you get through the main base? so just go on and do it! ask that someone special out.. if yes is their answer, your on cloud 9! If no, don't bother.See it as they have lost a opportunity of happiness with you so they really are the one you should feel bad for.If one rejects you, it doesn't mean the next person will! Pick your head up and move on, your date will come true by someone who deserves you!

2)After approaching someone for a date, be specific when asking that person out for a date.For example, you could ask the person the following question: I’m interested in seeing a play at our local theater on either a Wednesday or Thursday would you be interested in attending? This question is able to provide the opportunity for your date to have options on deciding if they want to go on the date with you and if so, they can choose the day they want to go on the date and other options such as meeting you at the theater, etc... always opt for a quiet place where the two of you will get some time to talk.

5)Always have an alternative date and time or location in mind should the person be unsure of their dairy.Giving a person a choice is often pleasing for them.

4)Try asking the person when they are alone and not with their friends, etc.That could create an uncomfortable atmosphere while being around with friends.

3)Asking someone out in person is the best way out.You can get the opportunity to see the person you're about to date face to face.You can also observe their facial expressions and body language!

4) Try to avoid the use alcohol to boost your courage levels as this will often backfire.Nobody would like a stuttering tongue.

With these useful tips in mind, am sure your first dates going to be a success.Be yourself, enjoy the time you have together, and learn from the experience.

Friday, January 04, 2008

This is my first award to my very close blogger friend Waliz.. who was always so supportive of me.. who never forgets to leave her precious comments on any of my posts.We are always in touch through messages and comments and we both feel pretty happy in sharing our little blogosphere excitements and problems..Waliz will never make you feel like your alone in this blogger world because she never hesitates to lend her support anytime you need it.I really feel so obliged to let her have this award and hope she will like it:)

I would like to mention that if you took a visit to her blog, you'd know instantly what a loving and sweet person she is.. the way she transforms every emotion of hers into words and lets her readers feel so content after a visit to her blog is fabulous. She has posts on anything from jokes.. to her emotions, when shes low or even during her exams and holidays.. she is so full of fun and a great friend too! take a visit to her site and see for yourself:)

In future i am going to present awards to all my special friends with a review of their site on my blog.I will try my best to give a good review and do justice to each of my blogger friends blogs/sites but what could be a better way of getting some blog promotion and traffic, all through my site:) I would always appreciate a banner link back too.. all you have to do is.. come be my friend and i shall do the rest:)

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