Hina Rabbani Khar And My Nightmare

Saturday, July 30, 2011

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Last week after reading various status updates by my friends who were gushing over Hina Rabbani Khar’s good looks, I googled her to learn more.

Hina Rabbani Khar is the newly appointed Foreign Minister of Pakistan. She was born into a family of politicians and businessmen 34 years ago. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Management Sciences from Lahore University and a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Massachusetts. She has two daughters and co-owns the Polo Lounge, a restaurant located on the Lahore Polo Ground.

After browsing the limited information about her that is available on the web, I went on to watch videos of her India visit, her first major diplomatic assignment. Initially, I thought she was lip-syncing to someone else’s voice. But soon enough I realized that although it was someone else—the GHQ back home—speaking through her, the indomitable, dabang voice was her own. I was a bit intimidated by her strict demeanor. While watching the last video in which the latest fashion icon was offering a chadar at Ajmer Sharif, I fell asleep.

Inspired by Govind Tiwari

Monday, July 25, 2011

Govind Tiwari is awesome. His wonderful blogs and instant fame are making a lot of people envious. I really like the guy and trust him when he say that he is dil ka bhola. Not only that, he is also a master of multimedia effects. He inspired me to create this blinking-eyes animated image. Believe me it was not an easy task.

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I also want to make videos like him. My friend Purba Ray has suggested a song, "Jaa Chudail," from the movie Delhi Belly. I guess chudail means princess.

Related Links:
Govind Tiwari's Awesome Blog
IBN LIVE: How Govind Tiwari got his 15 minutes of fame
Faking News: Rahul Gandhi gets 'blinking eyes' image like Govind Tiwari

Top Bollywood Dance Numbers Of 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Updated: December 30, 2011
Tags: India, Indian, Hit dance song list, Hindi movies, Bollywood songs, Year 2011, Top dance numbers, Top 10, Top 50, Best dance tracks, New Year's Eve, Party Playlist
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1. Character Dheela, featuring Salman Khan and Zarine Khan from the movie Ready

What Babies Think Or Talk About

Saturday, July 2, 2011

(Related External Link: TED TALK- What do babies think? by Alison Gopnik)

For scientists and researchers studying human development, a newborn baby’s cognitive abilities are still an unexplored territory. Just like the Higgs boson particle, a baby’s mind remains a mystery. According to one theory, babies are born with complete knowledge of their previous births hence they are exceptionally worldly wise. This is the reason why their heads are so big. As they grow older, their memories of past lives fade and are lost completely around the time they attain linguistic abilities.

Last week, in an unprecedented event, the above theory unraveled itself in front of me. I had gone to see my friend’s two-month-old twins. Both the babies were lying on their backs in their crib. Their gravity-defying arms and legs were kicking invisible monsters in the air.

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