Despicable Me, a movie with a few good ideas

Despicable Me falls somewhere in the middle range of animated films targeted at kids, featuring none of the delirious wit of How to Train Your Dragon and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and certainly not the outright Pixar genius, but also absent the mindless pandering and obvious plotting we all fear in children's films. With a smart concept, some clever gags and well-choreographed action it moves along nicely, but it also squanders considerable voice talent and doesn't really take advantage of the twisted world it successfully creates. You get the feeling that a darker and more clever Despicable Me may have existed at some point before the studio, still trying to break into the animated market, defaulted to the safe side.

The Astonishing Ansoo Lake of Pakistan

There are many beautiful lakes in pakistan one of them is Ansoo Lake is a high-altitude lake (elevation 16,490 feet or 5027 metres) in the Kaghan Valley near Malika-e-Parbat (Queen of Mountains) in the Himalayan range. It can be reached by a difficult trek from Saiful Mulook Lake and requires physical and mental fitness. If one chooses to walk it takes more than seven hours for a round trip starting from lake Saif ul Muluk. The trek is covered with snow in most parts of the year.

Amitabh digs up Sholay facts and memories

Sholay retains its charisma even after 35 years but megastar Amitabh Bachchan reveals that the climax of the cult classic was to be re-shot with his character Jai being resurrected as the film was not doing good business in the initial days of its release. "As things were not going right, we all - Salim Saab, Javed Saab and Rameshji - met in our house on Saturday, the next day of the release. All were thinking what we can do to improve it (film) or if we could do something to save the film," the 67-year-old star told reporters.

How to fix your own computer

You know, you won’t always have an IT man to kick around and fix your computer problems for you, so I thought I’d take the time to put together this little guide to computer troubleshooting. Bookmark this post for posterity (or print it out — you never know with this Internet business!) and give it a scan next time your PC is acting funny. It’s basic, but comprehensive. I hope it helps! Q: My computer is acting weird.

Reboot. If that doesn’t work turn it off, then back on (it’s different than rebooting, I swear). If that doesn’t work, boot into Safe Mode (tap F8 during boot time), then shut down and reboot normally again. If that doesn’t fix things, try the next tip ...

Its 14th August, Happy Birthday Pakistan

Pakistan is celebrating its 63rd Independence Day. Pakistan is one of the biggest Muslim states in the world today. The country emerged out of the Indian sub-continent on the map of the world in 1947 Pakistan celebrates its independence on the 14th of August every year. Today, the nation comprises of the major provinces - Sind, Baluchistan, Punjab and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province along with the Federal Capital and other tribal areas. The tribal areas coming under the government of Pakistan are Khyber, Kurram, Malakand, Mohmand, North Wazirstan and South Wazirstan. The capital city of the country is 'Islamabad'.

Atif Aslam is ranked high on Facebook

As everyone know that Facebook is a social networking website launched in February 2004 that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc, with more than 500 million active users in July 2010. It is a modern way to remain in contact with your friends. On this social networking site you find lot of celebrities and they have long fan list. Atif Aslam is one of those celebrities who enjoy

Wateen New Self Care Portal to track Usage and Billing Details of Account

Wateen has come up with an online usage and bill tracking system again that is helping customers to keep an eye on their data usage and current balance in their account.

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You don't need to worry if you see an ip address instead This is their legitimate Selfcare Portal. I have confirmed it form their support.

Wateen’s New Self Care Portal will help you to:

Katrina is paving way for Isabelle

Katrina Kaif began her modeling career at the age fourteen; her first job was for a jewelry campaign. She continued modeling in London under a contract with the Models 1 Agency and did campaigns for houses such as La Senza and Arcadius, and even walked on the London Fashion Week. Having already cemented her foothold in Hindi Film industry, Katrina Kaif is now paving the way for her younger sister Isabelle who is no less pretty than her. Katrina’s game plan is simple. She’s going to launch her own production house soon and one of the films to be made will launch Isabelle into Bollywood. However, Katrina is learnt to be still undecided about the director who will helm the project.

Deepika Padukone in India’s Got Talent

Deepika Padukone’s forthcoming film with Neil Nitin Mukesh, Lafangey Parindey, has joined hand with Colors reality show India’s Got Talent Khoj 2 and has a sequence wherein Deepika who plays a blind girl Pinky Palkar, is shown to be participating in India’s Got Talent. She is shown to be a fabulous dancer of skates. Her ambition is only one - to rise above all the ‘losers’ living in her locality and carve a niche for herself, which she will try to do through the show. She will be seen participating in India’s Got Talent in the film, to show the others that she can win in life.

Imran to romance Katrina in Yash Raj's next

Imran does not hate love stories after all. The actor has signed yet another romantic film after I Hate Luv Storys and this time it's opposite none other than sizzling beauty Katrina Kaif. This is also the first time Imran is acting in a film that will be produced under the Yashraj Films. The film is being directed by debutante Ali Abbas Zafar, who has assisted in earlier Yashraj Films like Badmaash Company, New York, Tashan and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. While the title of the film is yet to be decided, there is no doubt about the lead pair, reported the Mumbai Mirror.

Ramadan Special - Cheese Chicken Kabab


6 Chicken breasts (boneless, 2 inch cubes, 100 grams each)

1 Egg

1/2 tbsp Caraway seeds (shahi jeera)

1/2 tsp Green Cardamom Powder

1 tsp Green chili paste 2 tbsps Ginger garlic paste

1 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves (chopped)

1/4 cup Roasted chana dal powder

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

Google buys Slide social media

Google Inc bought social networking company Slide as the Internet search and advertising company bolsters its social networking capabilities to compete with Facebook. Google paid $182 million for Slide, along with $46 million in employee retention bonuses, according to a person familiar with the deal. Google did not disclose financial terms.

Slide was founded by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin.

"As the Slide team joins Google, we'll be investing even more to make Google services socially aware and expand these capabilities for our users across the Web," Google Engineering Director David Glazer wrote in a company blog on Friday.

Aishwarya clashes with Salman Khan

Salman's upcoming movie Dabanng is released on August 10. However he is going to face celluloid competition from none other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Aishwarya's The Robot is expected to be released on the same day. The promos of Dabanng have shaped a type of deal outbreak. The movie has captured the thoughts of the 'tapori' class and the small tradesmen. The film's promo has bagged the maximum number of hits on an internet site, according to a TV journalist. The movie is touted to have a smash hit success at the box office.

Audience love Salman: Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan has been roped in once again to host it. Though, Sony TV has yet not announced the day on which KBC 4 will go on air. However, the broadcaster will not remain the same. The show has now shifted from Star Plus to Sony Television but the faces behind the curtain will be same as Siddhartha Basu remains director and creative head. Q: How does it feel to be back on television, hosting a show you had left behind after the second season?

A: I feel very nostalgic. Other than the channel changes, most of the crew is the same with Siddharth Basu and his team. It’s good to be among familiar faces again.

Music review: Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai

The movie is a throwback to the 70s; the feel, look, costumes and the setting is of a bygone era, including the music. So, what is contemporary in the film Once Upon A Time In Mumbai that can excite the today’s generation? It’s music! Don’t be puzzled. Well, many don’t know that the song Pee Loon which has caught up with the music lovers so fast and is frequently played on the FM channels is from the film ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai’. Music director Pritam is at the helm of affairs, and the man is no less than a music wizard who has again proved his mettle with this Ekta Kapoor and Milan Luthria film.

Britney Spears' upcoming song leaked

Britney Spears's producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins recently teased that we're going to be hearing new music from Britney soon, and unfortunately, it seems like it's just a 30 second demo. A track called "Follow My Fingers" just leaked online and it sounds like every other Brit song--but it's still good! But don't hold your breath waiting for a new Brit album because it's still a ways away.

Caring For Your Skin While You Age

You need to have four main things in your skincare regimen – moisturizer antioxidants, sunscreen, and exfoliation. Moisturizer should penetrate deep in the skin – this would reduce sunspots, wrinkles and fine lines. Depending on your skin type, you would need a different kind and amount of moisturizer than someone else. Antioxidants help to prevent the oxidation process, which leads to skin ageing visible benefits.

Sunscreen protects your skin from the harmful UV rays of the skin, and helps to keep your skin looking young; exfoliation removes the dead cells, and renews the fresh layer of skin.

Match making for B-Town's single girls

Sonam Kapoor is playing matchmaker; and she has found the perfect guy for some actresses of B- Town. Sonam Kapoor's Aisha releases. The film is a coming of age story of a girl (Aisha) who has a keen interest in matchmaking and tries to fix up everyone around her. We thought it would be a good idea to ask her to find mates for some single actresses. Read on for Sonam's take on Mr Right for B-Town's single girls...

Katrina Kaif: A guy from a business family and has a stable background. She has worked hard since a very young age and deserves to be nurtured and pampered.

Facebook Board Member’s Account Hacked

One of Facebook Board Member’s account was hacked , The breached account was used to send a phishing message. reported by Tech Web. A Facebook message sent out on Saturday from the account of company board member Jim Breyer to over 2,300 “friends” turns out to have been too good to be true. The message, an invitation to an event at which attendees would be given a “Facebook phone number,” was a phishing attack, designed to capture information from recipients.

Neither Facebook nor Breyer immediately responded to requests for comment.

Shah Rukh may become Nawab of Awadh

Bollywood’s King Khan Shah Rukh once played the emperor Ashoka in one of his films. Now he may essay the character of an Awadh king. The actor is in talks with a Paris-based Indian filmmaker Vijay Singh, who is planning to make a film on an 18th century love story. Singh is keen to rope SRK fin for the challenging role of the Nawab of Awadh Naseeruddin Haidar who was supposed to romance a British girl. Singh is known for making some critically acclaimed feature films such as One Dollar Curry and Jaya Ganga. The movie titled The Opium Symphony is based on Singh’s book titled ‘Whirlpool of Shadows’.

Peepli Live is on rural and urban divide

Already doing the rounds of different international film festivals Peepli Live, which releases Friday, explores the gap between rural and urban India. The movie has generated the right buzz courtesy its storyline and producer Aamir Khan's promotional expertise. Directed by debutante Anusha Rizvi, it is a satire on farmers' suicides and the subsequent media and political response in the country. The film doesn't boast of any big Bollywood names.

"It is a film on rural and urban divide. People like us who live in cities like Mumbai and Delhi should get to know a little about the realities of India. The film is based on that," Rizvi said.

Fasting During Hot Summer Days

This Healthy Living article provides you with useful information on how to avoid some common problems encountered in Ramadan. If followed, it would enable one to fast comfortably and enjoy fully the spiritual benefits of Ramadan. The holy month of Ramadan gives the golden opportunity to get back in your ideal shape.

If one is over-weight, Ramadan is an ideal time to normalize one’s weight. To ensure adequate nutrition and continued good health, follow these tips:

Your Child's First Fast of Ramadan

Many adult Muslims can recall the first Ramadan fast they observed when they were children. It is often a poignant memory. The difficulty of that day is easy to recall. Nevertheless, when the fast is successfully accomplished for the first time, the sense of triumph and of joy felt on that day is cherished for life. Some Motherly Advice for Ramadan fasting:

A number of mothers share with us their experiences with teaching their children how to fast during Ramadan. One mother tells us:
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