Saturday, 21 May 2011

Keira Knightley Photos | Images of Pirates of Caribbean girl

As 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' hits the theatres today we miss Keira Knightley who played Elizabeth Swann in the earlier editons of the pirate saga.

Top Ten Miss India Winner | Miss India

Girls who have won the coveted title have gone on to live glamorous lives with most of them opting for modelling or acting. We bring forth the list of the Top 10 Miss India winners of all time who were better, in one way or the other, than all the other winners.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Movie Reviews : Pyaar ka Punchnama |Reviews

Cast: Kartikeya Tiwari, Rayo Bhakhirta, Divyendu Sharma, Sonalli Sehgal, Nushrat Bharucha, Ishita Sharma
Directed by Luv Ranjan
Rating: *

Audi A7 news | Audi unveils its best looking car | audi A7 luxuries car

Audi A7, the best looking car Audi has made since the R8 sports car. This is a car which is like a sports coupe in its shape and design. From the front, the family resemblance to the Audi A6 and the A8 stays, but those with a fetish for behinds would find the A7' s flowing lines very organic.
The A7 sportback, as Audi prefers to call it, is basically an amalgamation of three forms: the character of a coupe, the comfort of an executive saloon and the practicality of an estate. It can also be ordered with a variety of tech toys, from a highend Bang & Olufsen sound system, to electronic parking assistance to Wi- Fi. It is not a small car either. At nearly 5 metres in length, this is a large car, though with a width of nearly 2 metres and a roofline even lower than that, it looks shapely rather than bulky.
Its potent engine ensures that 0- 100kph comes up in just 6.3 seconds. Drive with a light foot and she does not disappoint you with a brilliant 17kmpl of fuel economy. But a firm tap on the accelerator will awaken her horses and she will lunge towards the horizon.
Sit back and enjoy the car's plush leather upholstery and excellent air- conditioning. The rear legroom is massive in this car. Its sharply sloping roofline should not be a problem for those wearing turbans and Derby hats.

want to make your A7 look dramatic on the road, then opt for LED headlamps, which are being offered for the first time in the Indian market after Audi's own A8. LED headlamps have small light-emitting diodes in place of a conventional bulb or ballast and last longer, besides being more environment friendly.
If you want to play around in the interiors, then an eight-inch monitor, which folds out from the dashboard, gives you access to the satellite navigation and multimedia system, as well as assorted niceties such as massaging seats.
So the A7 is a good looking car with plenty of features.
Is it worth its Rs 64 lakh, ex- showroom Delhi price? That depends on what you are looking for in a car. If you are the techie type with new toys around you all the time, then the A7 suits you perfectly.
Else, you could put in a few lakhs more and get the A8 for that ' executive' look!

Text Reproduced From Mail Today. Copyright 2011. MTNPL. All rights reserved.

Artical by Anindita Datta Choudhury | "No cell phones for Indian housewives"

Cell phones cause divorces so chuck your phones and stick to domestic work, says a state women's commission. We say ignore it!
Mobile phones can do more harm than just damage your brain with their radiation. If the Punjab State Commission for Women is to be believed, they can spell doom for marriages too. In a strange pamphlet it issued, women have been advised not to talk much on mobile phones as it can make husbands jealous. They should instead be good wives and concentrate on domestic chores. If that gives an idea of the way some commissions for women think, so much for women's lib!
Housewife's Guidebook?
Many decried the action as regressive and trivial, and ridiculed the PSCW head Gurdev Kaur Sangha's remarks that the move would help couples avoid suspicion. Sangha found that almost 40 per cent of women sought divorce on the grounds that their husbands and in- laws did not approve of them talking on their cell phones. But did we expect a state women's commission to come up with a good housewife's guidebook? For Sarah Ali, a creative director in an advertising agency, her cell phone is her goddess. She laughs it off when we tell her about the directive. "How can you expect working women like us to handle domestic chores without a cell phone?" she asks. Her cell phone is virtually her remote control for her children aged 13 and 10.
"That's how I give instructions to the maid and my children. And also keep an eye on my parents, who live alone. I do need the phone to talk to my friends about my grievances. I have been married for 15 years and have been using a cell phone for the past eight years... and till now, my husband has never been jealous of my cell phone," she says. Indeed, having problems with cell phone conversations would indicate a deep lack of trust.
This may come as a shocker to the Punjab State Women's Commission, but society has evolved from the 1930s. Be it a man or a woman, both are equally dependent on technology. Yasmeen Abrar, acting chairperson of the National Commission for Women finds the comments pretty regressive. "I do not agree. Such remarks should not be taken seriously," says Abrar. But do these remarks deliver the wrong message and in some parts of the country help push a woman's position lower?
Doctor's Prescription
Clinical psychologist Aruna Broota, who has counselled many a suspicious couple, agrees that the use of cell phones is often one of the grounds for divorce. "But this is not the solution to it," she admits. "In modern times a cell phone has become a very important tool for a woman to manage both work and home. Such irresponsible statements shouldn't be made without getting into the crux of the issue," says Broota.
In fact, the problem here is that the real issue is not being addressed here. Dr Bir Singh, who heads a pre- marriage orientation counselling course for couples in All India Institute of Medical Sciences, explains: "Just by instructing women not to use cell phones won't solve the problem. The real issue is the lack of trust between partners. If not cell phones, they will find some other excuse to get suspicious," says Dr Singh. In his pre- marital counselling cell, Dr Singh has handled several cases where couples have got suspicious of their partners because of long chats on cell phones. "Several women have come to me saying that their husbands might be having an affair because they are perpetually on the phone. So asking women to cut short their conversations would be wrong. Women too get equally suspicious, then why the bias?" he asks. It is just a way to grab eyeballs, adds Dr Broota. If it's just an attention- grabbing tactic, it's a rather irresponsible one that doesn't try to get to the root of the problem.
India and Its Women
A nation or a state is not judged by its prosperity but by the way it treats its women and you are absolutely right that as a nation we are seriously lagging behind," says Rajita Chaudhuri, dean Centre for Enterprise Management at the Indian Institute of Planning and Management. "We may aim to become the next superpower but if our women are not given equal education, safety and other opportunities that men receive, we as a nation will never be able to compete with the best. Countries like Norway, Sweden, Finland, etc are rated as the best nations to live in and one of the criteria for judging that is ‘ how are the women treated'. We fail miserably in that aspect," she says. When a woman's body comes up with such instructions for women, it looks like we are headed nowhere. "It's a pity that as a nation we have not been able to take care of our women, give them the right education so that they feel a sense of worth and look at not just others but themselves too with a feeling of respect. The Hindu culture worships the female goddess and yet we fail to acknowledge her in our own homes as she selflessly goes about playing the various roles of a mother, sister, wife, and daughter," says Chaudhuri. And now if women's organisations start falling into the gender stereotyping trap, every empowering gadget will come under suspicion. And the future will be bleak.

India's most expensive car Images | Bugatti Veyron; India's most expensive car

The benchmark for luxury cars in the country got higher when Volkswagen Group's Bugatti Automobiles launched its super premium sports car 'Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport', with price starting at Rs 16 crore, making it the most expensive car to hit the Indian roads.

I'm not pregnant: Shilpa Shetty by IANS

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Fed up of congratulatory messages, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has finally spoken out about her rumoured pregnancy saying the news is not true.
'Sick and tired of all the congratulatory msgs and calls, so for the last time 'I AM NOT PREGNANT'. All this is so annoying...grrrrrrrrr (sic),' Shilpa posted on micro-blogging site Twitter Thursday.
Last week, the grapevine was abuzz that Shilpa, and her businessman husband, Raj Kundra, are expecting their first child together. They tied the knot in November 2009.
Initially, Shilpa chose to deny the news in a subtle manner.
She tweeted: 'To all my followers 'If, how and when I wish to make any personal announcement, is entirely MY (not the press') prerogative! As of now there's none to make.
'I do know I am in the public domain, and everyone is curious, but these are sensitive issues, hence would appreciate the press respects my privacy. Thanks.'
The actress is busy cheering for her Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals these days.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

SIR gift city | Video" GIDB Dholera Special Investment Region

DHOLERA is situated in Ahmedabad district in the Gulf of Khambhat
Identified as a Greenfield port, it will be developed along with private sector participation by Dholera Port Limited (promoted by J K Group and Adani Group)

News world | William and Kate| William paid Rs 200 for Kate at 'slave' auction in college

LONDON: Kate Middleton first won Prince William's affections when he paid £200 for her during a 'slave' auction at a Harry Potter-themed party months before seeing her in a see-through dress in a March 2002 fashion show, reveals a former housemate.

Laura Warshauer, who lived with the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in St Salvator's Hall during their first year at St Andrews University and watched them fall in love, also revealed new insights into the early days of the royal romance.

"One of my favourite memories was in November of (first) year and we were invited to a Harry Potter party at this castle. We all got on a bus to go there and I remember Kate and William dancing all night. There was a charity auction where you could bid for the person for the day and Will paid £200 for Kate. They already had that connection." she said.

News World: Pippa offered $5m for one scene in porn film

LOS ANGELES: Pippa Middleton, sister of duchess of Cambridge Catherine, has been offered $5 million to act in an adult film, says a report. The offer has been made by Vivid Entertainment founder Steven Hirsch through a letter dated May 6, reports Pippa, whose real name is Philippa Middleton, came into the public eye at the royal wedding, and earned rave reviews for her chic style of dressing.

"As far as I was concerned, you were the star of the recent royal wedding. As I watched a broadcast of the event, I couldn't help but think that with your beauty and attitude, you could be an enormously successful adult star," Hirsch wrote in the letter. The offer has been made for "just one explicit scene", and she could have her "choice of partners".

British women | One in 20 British women 'doesn't know how to boil an egg'

LONDON: Believe it or not, one in 20 British women doesn't know how to boil an egg or prepare a breakfast.
This is according to a survey which has also revealed that the typical woman can cook only seven dishes from scratch half as many as their mums were able to serve up -- and more than half saying their husband is a better cook.
The poll of 2,000 men and women commissioned by the Good Food channel also found more than one in five women struggles with a basic curry, one in six cannot bake a cake and one in ten has never cooked a roast.
One in 20 even messes up boiling an egg or preparing a cooked breakfast. Around half admitted that their mothers would have easily fixed up any of those dishes. One in 10 women can cook fewer than three meals without looking at a recipe book or asking for help, the survey found.

US president Barack Obama has warned American students to strive hard to stay ahead as they face tough competition from youngsters in India and China.

WASHINGTON: Seeing it as signs of emerging of new world, US president Barack Obama has warned American students to strive hard to stay ahead as they face tough competition from youngsters in India and China.

"You're competing against young people in Beijing and Mumbai. That's some tough competition. Those kids are hungry. They're working hard. And you'll need to be prepared for it," Obama said in his remarks to students at Memphis, Tennessee.

"We live in a new world now. Used to be that you didn't have to have an education. If you were willing to work hard, you could go to a factory somewhere and get a job. Those times are passed. Believe it or not, when you go out there looking for a job, you're not just competing against people in Nashville or Atlanta," he said.

"And as a country, we need all of our young people to be ready. We can't just have some young people successful. We've got to have every young person contributing; earning those high school diplomas and then earning those college diplomas, or getting certified in a trade or profession. We can't succeed without it," he said in his speech.

Through education, he said, one can also better oneself in other ways.

"You learn how to think critically and find solutions to unexpected challenges. I remember we used to ask our teachers, 'Why am I going to need algebra?' Well, you may not have to solve for x to get a good job or to be a good parent. But you will need to think through tough problems. You'll need to think on your feet. You'll need to know how to gather facts and evaluate information. So, math teachers, you can tell your students that the President says they need algebra," he said amidst laughter.

Education, Obama said, also teaches the value of discipline -- that the greatest rewards come not from instant gratification but from sustained effort and from hard work.

World's biggest gold ring | World's biggest gold ring now worth $3 million

DUBAI: The value of a 63.856 kg, 21-carat gold ring on display in Dubai has shot up due to the spiralling price of the yellow metal, its owner has said.

The ring, which has a Guinness Book of World Records certificate for being the world's biggest gold ring, is on display at the Deira Gold Souq (market) in Dubai.

Sarko's father lets cat out of bag: Carla is in the family way

PARIS: The worst kept secret in French politics was finally revealed Tuesday: President Nicolas Sarkozy will run for re-election alongside a pregnant Carla Bruni. While the Elysee Palace is still refusing to comment on the First Couple's private life, the president's father Pal Sarkozy spilled the beans to Germany's mass market daily Bild.

IMF chief resigns

WASHINGTON: France's Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned on Thursday as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) but maintained he was innocent of the sexual assault charges against him.

"It is with infinite sadness that I feel compelled today to present to the Executive Board my resignation from my post of Managing Director of the IMF," he said in a statement.

Abhay Deol and Preeti Desai to get engaged | Abhay and Preeti will become husband and wife

Abhay Deol is set to give his long-time relationship with former Miss Britain, Preeti Desai, an official tag. BT has learnt from reliable sources close to the couple that they are planning to get engaged in a private ceremony soon.

A friend of the couple said, "Preeti and Abhay are with each other around the clock, despite having separate addresses. There has been a death in the family (Dharmendra's elder sister passed away) and that's why they are not rushing their engagement. When the family overcomes the sorrow, Abhay and Preeti will exchange rings, maybe later this month or in June."

The source adds, "Abhay and Preeti have great compatibility. Both are impulsive, fun-loving people who love to travel and enjoy. They don't have a big circle of friends and they like it that way."

Poll :only 3 pc people say they have sex daily | Sex Drive Slow

According to a recent poll conducted by adult products company Adam and Eve, only three percent of the respondents said they had sex daily.

Nearly 20 percent admitted that they weren't sexually active.

Out of the 1,000 men and women surveyed, 5 percent admitted to never having had sex in their lives while, the majority of respondents (26 percent) said they have sex once or twice a week.

16 percent of the remaining participants said they had sex three to four times a week whereas, 15 percent admitted to having sex once or twice a month, reports the New York Daily News.

7 percent said they had sex every few months.

A mere 1 percent enjoyed sex more than once a day, reveals the poll.

Story about First Ranker in IAS | IAS first ranker Divyadharshini shares her success Story |

In her first attempt, this 24-year old law graduate from the School of Excellence in Law, Chennai couldn't clear the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary but in her second attempt, she emerged the first ranker! Daughter of V Shanmugam, a customs consultant and homemaker S. Padmavathy, Divyadharshini was working at SBI for the past six months. She shares her journey.

58th National Film Awards Winner's List | National Film Awards | Winner's List

Best Film:  'Adaminte Makan Abu' 

Best Hindi Feature Film: Do Dooni Chaar

Best 'Wholesome Entertainer of the Year' : Dabangg

Best Sports Film National Award:  'Boxing Ladies'

Best sci & tech film: Heart to Heart

Best film on social issues: Champions

Best English film - Memories in March

Best Art & Culture Film: Leaving Home (Indian Ocean Film)

Best Marathi Film: Mana Ayi Vacha

Best Kannada Film: Putukarna Highway

Best Children’s Film: Hejjegalu

Best Investigative Film: K R Manoj's 'A Pestering Journey' on Endosulfan victims

Best special effects: - Enthiran, Robot

Best Actor: Salim Kumar for Adaminte Makan Abu and Dhanush for Aadukalam

Best actress: Marathi actress Mitalee Jagtap Paradhar and Tamil actress Saranya

Best director: Vetrimaaran for 'Aadukalam'

Best supporting actress: Malayalam actress Sukumari

Best Male Playback Singer: Suresh Wadkar

Best Female Playback Singer: Rekha Bhardwaj for Ishqiya

Best Music: Vishal Bharadwaj for Ishqiya

Best audiography location sound recordist: Kamod Karade (Ishqiya)

Best re-recordist of the final mixed track: Debajit Changmai

Best cinematographer: Madhu Ambattu has won award for Adaminte Makan Abu.

Best production design: Sabu Cyril for Enthiran

Special jury award: Mee Sindhutai Sakpal

Sex tips for busy people | Good Tips for sex | recent survey in the US by the National Sleep Foundation

You're finally earning a 6-digit salary, your career's on fast-track. It's tough but you're managing to squeeze in a 45-minute workout three times a week. You also ran your first marathon this year- and can't wait for the next.
In this dream scenario, fit in a forever blinking Blackberry, everyday pressures and a working wife (that = work stress x 2) an increasing number of urban Indian couples are losing their sex lives to ambition and success. Here's how you can avoid the trap...

Remember when you first had a steady girlfriend you couldn't keep your hands off? Your single mates envied your persistent public displays of affection and you'd gloat over those sneaky-quickies that followed. You hated parental restrictions for getting in the way of a five-minute under-the-shirt action and fantasised about a married life, minus the rules and packed with lust. You thought this lust would last forever, didn't you?

Fashion for peace at Cannes 2011 | Jane Fonda Fashion Show

Leo and Bar Refaeli at Cannes 2011 | |Newly single Leo and Bar Refaeli enjoy Cannes sun

Newly single Leonardo di Caprio and Gossip girl's Blake Lively were spotted yesterday, embracing and laughing together. Meanwhile, very close by, Leo's ex Bar Refaeli made another solo red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Israeli model, 25, looked breathtaking as she strutted on the rest carpet, smile confidently in place, in a flowing blue gown before an army of photographers at the premiere of Mel Gibson's film 'The Beaver'. Looks like the breakup blues have disappeared.

The couple split recently after an on-off six year relationship. And Leo spent no time in moving on and wooing Blake Lively.

Improve Your Car’s Average or Efficiency | Car News

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It’s really exasperating to see fuel prices skyrocketing, right? We can only feel helpless in the face of recurring and economy-driven price fluctuations.  Seeking measures to improve fuel economy is the only way to combat rising fuel prices. Do not disregard these simple guidelines; each little step can really start adding up to significant savings to your budget.
Check Tyre Pressure

Keeping the tyres well inflated is one of the simplest things you can do to help improve your car’s fuel efficiency. You can improve the mileage by about 3.3 percent if you keep your tyres inflated properly, according to the DOE.
Lighten Your Load
Empty out your boot of unnecessary items. For every extra 45 kg you carry, your fuel efficiency can drop by 1-2% in a typical vehicle.
The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. Driving within the speed limit recommended by the manufacturer helps save fuel. Driving just 5mph over the speed limit can affect fuel economy by up to 23%. Likewise, quick acceleration consumes too much fuel; accelerate slowly and gradually.
Do Fuel Quality/Types/Additives Help Mileage?

Vijender Singf wed his sweetheart Delhi-girl Archna singh | Vijender merried

Girls, yet another handsome young man has tied the knot. Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh today wed his sweetheart Delhi-girl Archana Singh.

Manissha Lamba at Cannes film Fastival 2011 | Cannes 2011

Bollywood Actress Minissha Lamba detained | Manissha Lamba | Yahoo India News

Minissha Lamba is back from her ‘oh – so – brief’ outing to Cannes and she has run into trouble. A lot of trouble by the look of things.
Here is what PTI has to say - Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba , who walked the red carpet at Cannes last week, was detained by the Customs at the international airport here for not declaring diamond jewellery worth over Rs 50 lakh, a senior official said.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

New Electric Car Japan | Sim-Lei: Japan's latest electric car reaches 333 km in a single charge

Japan's auto venture SIM-DRIVE's prototype model of the electric vehicle SIM-LEI, which is expecting to go on sale in 2013, is unveiled in Tokyo. The SIM-LEI, equipped with high-performance in-wheel motors, achieved 333km of driving distance, twice as long as the current electric vehicles with normal capacity Li-ion batteries. 

Mallika at cannes 2011 | Mallika romances 'Obama'

Last year Cannes saw Mallika Sherawat flirting with snakes, this year, she made heads turn by posing with a gaggle of Barack Obama's. Take a look.

5 things you should never share on Facebook | Facebook

Washington, May 18 : Almost every user likes to share everything on their Facebook page but certain updates can lead to criticism, embarrassment and even job termination.
So here's a shortlist of what you shouldn't share on the social networking site, reports CBS news.

1.That your job sucks.
If you say this, you could be fired.
2.That you hate your ex.
In the event that you and your boyfriend get back together, or you and that friend you had a falling out with start talking again, you'll look like a total sucker. It's okay to let your emotions govern your thoughts but keep your feelings off your Facebook until you've started to think clearly about said ex.
The important thing to remember about social networks is that although you have the option to delete your comments, sometimes it can be too late. It's immediate and someone might've laid eyes on it before your retraction.
3.That you're going on vacation and then give the dates you're away.
You could be robbed. A recent study found that thieves scan social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter for folks in targeted neighbourhoods before they strike.
4.That you love yourself.
In fact, don't give any indication that you're your biggest fan. Your followers will only think the opposite. It's the biggest barometer of insecurity. Researchers at the University at Buffalo also found that women who base their self-worth on appearance and what people think of them tend to upload pictures very frequently.
5.That you're mean.
Saying mean things about people can only make you undesirable-for potential employers, dates, friends and strangers.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Watch Online Pyaar Ka Punchnama : Release on 20th May | Watch OnlineTrailer | Free Download

Aston Martin finds its way to India | Aston Martin

Founded in 1913, Aston Martin has been a leading luxury sports car manufacturer around the globe for nearly a century. Deriving its name from its founder - Lionel Martin the British car company finally steps into India and steps big by bringing all its models on sale here.

It is a crucial move for the luxury sports car manufacturer to step into India as it has one of the fastest growing automobile markets in the world. This is an extension of the company’s growth strategy in which it has taken the brand to countries like Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic Greece, Taiwan and Turkey.

New Chevrolet Cruze launched with 'Jet Black' interiors | Chevrolet General Moter India Ltd | Chevrolet Cruze New Look

Aptly advertised as the ‘Diesel Rocket’ the Chevrolet Cruze is said to hit the 100 km/hr benchmark in just 11.4 seconds from a complete standstill. While performance, interior gadgetry (keyless entry, steering mounted controls) and aggressive styling were the highest selling points of this car when it entered India’s growing Full-Size Mainstream Sedan market, one of the biggest factors that provoked any sort of hesitation with the purchase of this oil burning outperformer was the quality of materials that made up its interiors and the low slung roof that reduced headroom space to an extent, especially as compared to sedans like the Toyota Corolla Altis (Diesel).

Mercedes-Benz launches the SL350 and the GL500 in India | Mercedes -Benz in india

A "sports package" on the SL-Class and a 7G TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission on the GL500 come as standard with these two high-end Mercedes-Benz models.....
Mercedes-Benz has been one of the biggest contributors to the Indian Luxury car segment since starting its local assembly operations in March 2009. Seeing the growing demand for its high-end passenger and performance cars here in India, the German car maker has so far managed to bring almost its complete line-up of models across multiple categories, which now include the GL-Class, M-Class, CLS-Class, SLK-Class, SL-Class, CL-Class, the new E-Class Cabriolet and the exquisite R-Class.

Maserati Comes to India | Maserati -The Italian luxury brand

The Italian luxury brand has announced its entry into India with its entire model range. The move signifies exciting times for the well-heeled, as also for passionate car nuts who are welcoming the entry of this iconic brand. ZigWheels unravels the story, with pricing and strategy details, and a closer look at all the three gorgeous beauties!

Mazda to arrive on Indian shores soon. | Japan's Fifth largest car maker company

Enthusiasts can rejoice as, Japan’s fifth largest car maker, Mazda plans to bring its range of cars in India. Known for its famed Wankel Rotary Engine in its sportscars and the iconic Miata, Mazda’s hatches and sedans will be a refreshing addition to the Indian market.

Skoda celebrates 85th anniversary |Skoda Car

85 years ago, a car manufacturer delivered its first luxurious car Skoda Hispano Suiza with an all new logo, to the Czechoslovak President Tomas Masaryk. Today we know the winged arrow brand as Skoda
The company was started by Valclav Laurin and Valclav Lement in the late 1800s and the company later merged with Skoda Works in 1924 and got the tag and logo of Skoda Auto. The first Skoda with the winged arrow logo on it came out of production lines eight and a half decades ago from Mladá Boleslav on 10 May, 1926. Three years later, nearly a 100 luxury sedans followed the same suit. The company had already purchased the license from Sapnish Hispano-Suiza in 1924. Production of the car started in 1925 and it took a year before the first car was out of the production lines.
The Skoda arrow winged logo
Built according to customer requirements, the Skoda Hispano Suiza 25/100 PS gave each person it was sold to a special feeling of a made-to-order car and of classy uniqueness. The car cost £6, 785 (Rs. 4,96,000) at the time of its launch as compared to the other models of the make like the Skoda 422 and the Skoda 860 which were priced at 1360 (Rs 1,00,000 approx) and 4200 (Rs, 3,07,000 approx) respectively.

Skoda later became a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group in 2000 though a merger between the two auto manufacturers started in the early 1990s. The winged arrowed car manufacturer’s drive has been long and progressive.

Skoda has retained the same winged arrow logo for almost 85 years till very recently, when they gave it a makeover before the Geneva Motor Show 2011. The new logo is a representation of accuracy and precision, a belief that the Czech auto manufacturer has always stood for.

The new Skoda logo unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2011   
 From the Hispano Suiza to the Yeti, from that era to this day, Skoda has traveled a lot of miles in it journey. From a 100 cars produced in a year, stats of recent sales reflect figures of more than 6, 00,000 units sold across the globe in 2009.

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Cisco to cut costs and thousands of jobs for profits stall |Cisco System Inc.

NEW YORK: Cisco Systems Inc, the world's largest maker of computer networking gear, said that it's set to eliminate thousands of jobs as part of cost-cutting moves to get profits growing again.

Cisco's sales rebounded from the recession, but then started stalling in the middle of last year. In the past few months, CEO John Chambers has signaled that he's accepting long-standing criticism that the company is trying to compete in too many markets. He has vowed to radically simplify the company.

Google launches PCs using Chrome operating system |Chrome Operating System | Chrome OS |Google OS |Reuters

Sundar Pichai, VP of Product Management for Google, displays Acer and Samsung notebooks running on the Chrome operating System at the Google IO Developers Conference in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

AN FRANCISCO: Laptop computers using Google's Chrome operating system will go on sale in June, as the world's No. 1 Internet search engine challenges Microsoft Corp and Apple on their home turf.

The new Web-centric PCs, made by Samsung and Acer Inc, are Google's latest attempt to change how consumers and companies use their computers.

Users can use applications directly on the web
Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome at Google, announces a Samsung notebook running Google Chrome OS during the keynote address at the Google I/O Developers Conference in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, May 11, 2011.

he bare-bones operating system is essentially a web browser that steers users to use applications like email and spreadsheets directly on the web, instead of storing software such as Outlook or Word directly on PCs.

Moving day-to-day functions onto the Internet removes the burden of time-consuming tasks associated with traditional PCs, like installing software and updates, backing up files and running antivirus checks, executives said.

Managing computer will become easy

 "The complexity of managing your computer is torturing users," Google cofounder Sergey Brin told reporters. "It's a flawed model fundamentally. Chromebooks are a new model that doesn't put the burden of managing your computer on yourself."

Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail trials begin | Beijing Shanghai rail |Economics times

Trial runs began Wednesday on a highly anticipated high-speed rail line between Beijing and Shanghai, one month before the link is due to go into commercial service, state media reported.

Econimics Times: Rolls-Royce celebrates Spirit of Ecstasy centenary

A Spirit of Ecstasy emblem is seen on a car at the Rolls-Royce plant where the Phantom and Ghost models are manufactured in Goodwood, near Chichester in south England. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars are celebrating in 2011 the centenary of the creation of Spirit of Ecstasy, its iconic emblem.

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Real Steel is an upcoming 2011 American science fiction film starring Hugh Jackman and Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, and directed by Shawn Levy. The film is based on the 1956 short story "Steel" by Richard Matheson. Real Steel is scheduled to be released on October 7, 2011.

Audi RS5 | Audi launches RS5 in India

Priced at Rs 76-lakh (ex-Delhi) Audi has just launched one of its fastest performance cars in India, the RS5, which will provide all the practicality of a sedan with the performance almost akin to a super car
Michael Perschke, Head of Audi India and actress Deepika Padukone pose with the new RS5

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Sunday, 15 May 2011

Twitter helped doctors during Japanese disaster

Doctors in Japan used Twitter to coordinate medical assistance in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country in March this year.

In a letter to The Lancet this week, Yuichi Tamura and Keiichi Fukuda of the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo say the social networking service played a significant role in triumphing over the disaster.

The pair explain the earthquake made it difficult to ensure a continuous supply of drugs for their patients suffering chronic diseases such as pulmonary hypertension. With phone lines unreliable but internet connections still working, they turned to Twitter to help inform people where to get their medicine.

Tamura set up an account, @ut1tamura, three days after the disaster and tweeted information from his hospital computer, providing messages in Japanese such as "Patient can get the orphan drugs for pulmonary hypertension in XX hospital" or "Patient should keep additional oxygen tanks preparing for electrical power interruption, and can get tanks by XX".

Retweeting meant the messages spread rapidly and ordinary Twitter users were quick to lend a hand. "Not only patients but also other general persons provided retweets," says Tamura.
This stream of information combined with drug deliveries to patients by medical staff meant that all of their patients received the treatment they needed.

Super accurate clock | Super-accurate clocks emerge from 'heat haze'

Clocks that gain or lose no more than a fraction of a second over the lifetime of the universe could be on the way, thanks to a technique for cutting through the "heat haze" that compromises the accuracy of today's instruments.
The most accurate atomic clock we have now is regulated by the electrons of a single aluminium ion as they move between two different orbits with sharply defined energy levels. When an electron goes from the higher energy level to the lower it emits radiation of a precise frequency. That frequency is used to mark out time to an accuracy of better than 1 part in 1017, or 1 second in 3 billion years.
That's pretty good, but it could be better. Infrared photons emanating from the background cause the two energy levels to shift by slightly different amounts, says Marianna Safronova at the University of Delaware. That affects the frequency of the emitted radiation to an unknown extent, adding a small uncertainty to the clock's tick.
Safronova reported this month at a conference in Baltimore, Maryland, that by combining two different mathematical approaches, she and her colleagues have now managed to calculate how much the energy gap between the two levels changes.
Using this information to correct an atomic clock could in principle increase its precision to around 4 parts in 1019, or about 1 second per 80 billion years. Such a clock could test whether the fundamental constants of nature are changing, Safronova suggests.

Green Machine | Green Machine: 'Vertical street' collects rainwater

(Image: CK Designworks)
The world's first "vertical street" will soon be built in Melbourne, Australia.

Every sixth floor of the 35-storey building will have gardens capable of growing trees up to 10 metres tall and the entire building will be boasting the very latest in green technology.

While roof gardens and landscaped balconies have been constructed in the past, project architect Robert Caulfield of CK Designworks, Melbourne, says this is the first time that five high-rise communal gardens have been attempted in the same building.

To achieve this feat, purpose-built planter boxes allowing tree roots to grow in the confined 120-square-metre gardens, and structural supports that hold the weight of the soil and trees will be used. Heat-reflective glass and solar-powered lighting will also be incorporated.

Since the site is a mere 360 square metres, the building's external walls - more than 8000 square metres - will be used to catch rainwater. "This is unusual," says Caulfield. Normally strong winds "just blow the rain off the building".

091222_LookingAtGarden.jpg(Image: CK Designworks)

But, in this development, triangular balconies and a jagged façade are used to reduce the sideways movement of the wind, minimising the water escaping from the side. The catchment will feed into the building's water supply to be used for garden watering and toilet flushing.

The heating and cooling systems are also designed around the gardens. Conventional buildings either use individual air-conditioner systems,or long pipes that pump hot or cold water down the entire building. Both systems are inefficient, either wasting energy by heating one apartment at a time, or losing heat as water is moved great distances.

"We have a hybrid version," says Caulfield. A cooling system installed in each garden will pump water to only six floors, three above and three below. "The short pipe minimises heating or cooling loss," he says.

The building, which will house shops, offices and 154 apartments, will be completed by 2014.

And with horizontal space in demand worldwide, our vertical world is sure to expand. Caulfield's next project is building vertical factories in Nanjing, China.

Talk with a Dolphin | Talk with a dolphin via underwater translation machine

A DIVER carrying a computer that tries to recognise dolphin sounds and generate responses in real time will soon attempt to communicate with wild dolphins off the coast of Florida. If the bid is successful, it will be a big step towards two-way communication between humans and dolphins.

Last Night’s Best Dressed: Cannes-a-rama! | Cannes 2011 images

It may be Friday 13th, but us frock-watchers are in serious luck this morning. Oh yes, three cheers for the Cannes catwalk that has offered up yet another glitzy dose of delights for our swooning pleasure. So let’s delve in...

Bollywood celebs without makeup | | Yahoo India News

Article on Bollywood actresses without make up. About Bollywood actresses caught without wearing any make up. Includes Lara Dutta, Preity Zinta, Aishwarya Rai, Mugdha Godse, Tanushree Dutta, Sushmiita Sen, Urmila Matondkar, Karisma Kapooor.

Aishwarya Rai


Admitted that she is one of the most the most beautiful women, but that too has to be credited to her skilful make up. She does not exactly look ugly but her age shows without her make-up.