Thursday, August 14, 2014

Exclusive: Happy New Year Trailer

Happy New Year is an upcoming 2014 Bollywood action comedy-drama film directed by Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment. The film has an ensemble cast which includes, Shahrukh KhanDeepika PadukoneAbhishek BachchanBoman IraniVivaan ShahSonu SoodSarah-Jane Dias and Jackie Shroff. The film will be distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films.

Here is the offical happy new year Trailer.

Supreme Court Rejects Plea to Ban Aamir Khan's 'PK'

Aamir Khan's much-awaited movie PK will not be banned, the Supreme Court ruled today, rejecting a petition that said some scenes in the film hurt religious sentiment and showed nudity. 

"If you don't like it, don't watch the film. Don't bring religious facets here," Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha, said, adding, "These are matters of entertainment.  If you restrict it, it will affect others' rights. Everything is on the internet.  What will you hide?"

The petitioner, an NGO called "All India Human Rights and Social Justice Front", argued that some scenes in the film would hurt religious sentiment and also disturb public order. 

The court said, "Indian society is very mature and knows the difference between entertainment and other things."

The film's first-look poster released recently caused a sensation. It featured Aamir, 49, posing nude with a strategically placed boom-box. Critics called it one more in the perfectionist actor's list of innovative publicity stunts, and the buzz on social media has been unrelenting. 

Even before the Supreme Court verdict, Aamir said at an event, "I promise you, when I release the second poster, there will not even be a transistor."

Some politicians have objected strongly to the posters. "An actor who claims to do social his posters are everywhere without clothes. It is an offence. Obscene posters should not be allowed," said Uttar Pradesh politician Satish Mishra, a member of Mayawati's BSP.

PK, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, is set to release on December 19.

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea can dominate the Premier league for a decade

The Portuguese is content with the squad he has assembled at Stamford Bridge, having splashed the cash this summer, and is confident he can build a dynasty in west London
Jose Mourinho has warned his title rivals that Chelsea can dominate the Premier League for the next decade.

The Blues have acted swiftly and decisively in the summer transfer window, recruiting Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Filipe Luis and Didier Drogba for nearly €90 million ahead of the new season, leading Mourinho to claim that he is finally content with the personnel at his disposal.

And, having repeatedly written off his “little horses” in 2013-14, he has now insisted that he can build a dynasty at Stamford Bridge, given the potential in his squad.

“We have the squad that we want to have,’ he told reporters. “It is a squad for tomorrow, for next season and also a squad with big possibilities for the next five or 10 years with so many young people.

"So, I like my squad very much. There is no manager in the world that has the perfect squad. No manager that says 'My squad is perfect' or couldn't improve in certain positions.

"The only thing I can say is that I like very much the squad. The club was fantastic because it gave me the three targets I was asking, in the left-back, a midfield player and a striker.

"In fact, it gave me two strikers because Didier is also back. So we have the squad that we want to have, we don't say it's perfect, we don't say it's the best, we say we like very much our squad."

Chelsea finished third in 2013-14 and kick off the new season with a trip to newly-promoted Burnley on Monday.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tata Motors launches Zest, starting at 4.64 lakhs

Tata Motors on Tuesday launched its sedan car - Tata Zest - amid all the hype with a starting price of Rs 4.64 lakh. 

Tata Motors new offering comes after a period of four years. The company aims to capture its lost position in the domestic car market with this new launch.

Tata Zest is a compact sedan and its petrol base model will be available at Rs 4.64 lakhs onwards and the diesel base model will be available at Rs 5.64 lakh onwards.

Zest boasts of user-friendly features such as touch-screen control panels. The car offers projector head-lamps with chrome accents, LED lamps at the rear and a new set of 15-inch alloy wheels.

Tata has offered the new car with two engine options: a 1.2-litre MPFi turbocharged Revotron petrol engine and a 1.3-litre multijet diesel units.
The company has also come up with attractive offers such as 3 year/1,00,000km warranty, along with a 3 year/45,000 km maintenance package and free 3 year 24x7 roadside assistance. 

The car comes in 6 colour options- silver, grey, blue, beige,white and red. 
The car has been designed with inputs from the three design studios of Tata Motors - Pune, Conventry (UK) and Turin (Italy).

Monday, August 11, 2014

Amazing Earth!

Earth is such a beautiful place, we all know. But not everyone looks at the sea, the mountains, the trees and get awe-struck everyday. But these places and very very strange oddities are sure to make you go crazy and look at the world in a completely new way. Time to find out how crazy Planet Earth is?

1. Volcanic Lightning - Sometimes, when a volcano explodes, it releases a powerful amount of energy into the atmosphere. This sudden jolt can result in strong reactions that ultimately produce lightning from within an eruption!

2. Steam Towers - This geothermal phenomena is Northern Lights adjacent and has the ability to transform the night sky into an eerie green hue.

3. Bioluminescent Waves - You can thank phytoplankton for creating this amazingly beautiful neon shore.

4. Morning Glory Clouds - Not even scientists can figure out what causes this wonder of the world. So, when you see one, just appreciate it for its overall awesomeness! Unreal.

5. Red Crabs of Christmas Island - There are over 120 million crabs on the island. During the late fall/early winter months, this massive onslaught of pinching-sea creatures collectively makes its way to the ocean to mate.

6. The 'Door To Hell' - Now this is scary! This natural gas vent in Turkmenistan has been a popular tourist attraction because its flame hasn't gone out since it was initially lit in 1971!

7. Auroras - This breathtaking phenomenon happens when wind particles pick up speed as they travel along magnetic fields and head skyward to the atmosphere - where they abruptly smash into gas atoms and result in a multicolored horizon.

8. Sailing Stones - These 700+ lb. stones move all over Death Valley in California, without the aid of man nor machine. It was recently discovered that, in the winter months, these big rocks move when layers of water and ice begin to melt under them - sending them on a slow slide to a new, sandy destination.

9. Rainbow Eucalyptus - This multicolored tree sports such a variety of hues because its bark breaks away at different times, thus allowing the tree to age (color) differently.

10. Spiderweb Trees - When their usual home (the ground) is ruined by floods, these Middle Eastern spiders tend to takeover trees in Pakistan.

11. Blue Lava - This Indonesian volcano, thanks to high sulfuric temperatures, is able to produce breathtakingly vibrant blue lava.

12. Danxia Landforms - What happens when million-year-old minerals combine with red sandstone? The Danxia Landforms in China, that's what! This will surely remind you of one of Disney's animated motion pictures.

13. Supercell - Not only are these the most powerful, most lethal storm clouds around, they're also the most rare.

14. Calcifying Lake - If a small body of water, say a pond or a lake, had enough salt elements within itself, animals who go for a swim in it will turn to stone!

15. The Everlasting Storm - Most tremble at the sights and sounds of lightning & thunder. But imagine if you had to endure an epic storm that LITERALLY lasted for 10 hours a day, 280 times an hour, for 160 days a year! That's what the people of this Venezuelan town have to put up with on a daily basis.

16. Light Pillars - You're only going to find sky art like this in frigid climates like Russia. This is caused when bright lights from the Earth reflect off ice crystals.

17. Lake Retba - This salt-heavy body of water is the home to TONS of algae, which is why the lake gives off such a Pepto-Bismol vibe.

18.  Lenticular Clouds - These aerial masterpieces only occur when air strategically flows over a mountain and into bigger, more dense clouds. What an amazing site!

19. Great Blue Hole - Under this dark blue circle is a litany of underwater caves that have been there for ages!

20. Fallstreak Holes - When crystals of frozen water start to melt into vapor, these kinds of holes in cloud formations tend to occur.

21. Frost Flowers - These frigid floral arrangements happen when the temperature of the water & the atmosphere is different.

22. Hair Ice - It looks and feels just like strands of hair, yet its ice that's been affected by pseudomonas syringae, a specific bacteria that results in locks of frozen goodness!

Many more of our Earth wonders are still left to be explored, these are just a few to bring to our notice. Guys leave your comments below on what you think of these places and these unusual Earth's phenomenon.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

New App That Alerts People to Avoid Unsafe Areas

A new app is here that alerts users to avoid "sketchy" areas and provides safe walking directions in the neighbourhood.

The app has also invited some sharp reactions from people who think it will fuel racism.

Launching it on the itunes app store for new york city users, the app will provide walking directions on a map based on user feedback and allow people to "share pro tips about what routes you take and why".

"sketchfactor is a tool for anyone, anywhere, at any time. We have a reporting mechanism for racial profiling, harassment, low lighting, desolate areas, weird stuff, you name it," its developers allison mcguire and daniel herrington said.

According to mcguire, she was inspired to create the app after living in washington, dc, as a young non-profit worker.

In addition to user data, the app also incorporates public crime data and trusted sources.

Inspired by Salman Khan, Sooraj Pancholi crops off his hair for Hero

For a scene, showing his torture in police custody in Nikhil Advani's Hero, Sooraj Pancholi will crop his hair exactly the way Salman Khan had done in his scenes of confinement in a mental asylum in Satish Kaushik's Tere Naam.

This will be Advani's and Pancholi's homage to Salman Khan who is the producer of Hero re-make. 

Apparently, Nikhil Advani was keen to have Salman do a guest appearance in this film. But there was no role for the superstar. 

The Tere Naam asylum look is the director and Sooraj's way of getting Salman into the picture. Says the source close to the project, "Sooraj was made to wait until the entire shooting was over, so he could crop off his hair for the jail sequence. The earlier plan was to shave off his head completely. But now Sooraj will sport Salman's look from Tere Naam for the scene of police torture."