Honourary Doctorate to Shilpa Shetty
July 18th, 2007
A leading UK University today conferred an honorary doctorate on Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty for her outstanding contribution to cultural diversity. The Leeds Metropolitan University has, in the past, honoured prominent Indian personalities who contributed to India's emergence as a fast developing cinema-proud nation during its 60th year of freedom struggle.Mangalore-born Shilpa Shetty is the youngest actor from the Indian film fraternity to join ranks of Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and Yash Chopra who have been earlier chosen for the honour. The Bollywood actress said, It came as a huge surprise to me and I am really humbled by the gesture, Sharing the platform with great stalwarts like Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan), Yashji (Yash Chopra), and Shabanaji (Shabana Azmi) is a huge honour. Describing it as a ...

 

Luv and Kush Sinha wants to be an "Actor"
July 17th, 2007
Meet Mr Luv and Kush, twins of Shatrughan and Poonam Sinha. They want to be “actors”, can somebody please tell them we already have one superstar Tushar kapoor. And he always put us in misery when we see him on the screen. He also happens to be son of a superstar jumping jack Jeetendra. I don’t understand what’s wrong with these few yesteryear superstars “sons”, why they aren’t good-looking or why they haven’t got that macho looks and talents from their fathers. Whereas the daughters (Ekta Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha) are quite bold and successful in their respective fields.  Luv and Kush Sinha Update 23-03-2010 Luv Sinha is making his debut with Raj Kanwar's SADIYAAN ...

 

Poor and Irresponsible Journalism by TimesofIndia
July 17th, 2007
The Leading newspaper of India, TimesofIndia, published a news of 11th July 2007 with a title  Sex flies off Gujarat govt website which shows upto what extent the media can go to sensationalize the issue. It was just a silly mistake of not changing the link on the webpages to the new website giicindia.org but TimesofIndia portrayed all the matter in such a manner that people thinks, employees of Gujarat Govt are running a "Porn business" through Goverment website.   Background Gujarat Govt registered the giicindia.com on 24-Sep-1998 and the website was working fine until it got expired on 09/24/2006. Due to the lack of funds, understanding, foresight or you can say domain business knowledge, Gujarat govt didn't renew the domain and instead registered a new domain giicindia.org ...

 

John Noel signing Charley
July 17th, 2007
John Noel Management, who shot into fame during Shilpa Shetty - Jade Goody controversay, is once again in news for its decision to sign the nastiest contestant Charley Uchea of Big Brother UK. John Noel always had pick of the best housemates and this time he has targeted Charley as a potential money-spinner. The news was revealed on Russell Brand's weekly radio show. Fans are furious after finding she will be represented by John Noel — also agent to Big Brother host Davina McCall, Little Brother host Dermot O’Leary, comic Russell Brand and ex-agent to Jade Goody. Fans suspects she had been given behind-the-scenes coaching. Some of fans are saying, “Why call it Big Brother? Why not Noel’s Talent search?”

 

Rumors of Google and Yahoo Acquiring Rediff.com
July 16th, 2007
The unverified takeover rumor of Rediff.com by Internet giants Google and Yahoo are milling around the internet. The rumor came from the HIndustan Times, who reports  “US-based Internet giants such as Google and Yahoo are eyeing Rediff.com India Ltd, which runs one of India’s most popular consumer Internet portals, for  a possible acquisition”. The Hindustan Times quotes “investment banking sources” saying that the management of Rediff “was in talks with the global companies for a negotiated takeover deal”. Rediff.com is a NASDAQ listed company and leader in the Indian market, providing news, information, communication, entertainment and shopping services for Indians both in India and worldwide. Recently, JuxtConsult, a Delhi-based online research firm, has reported in its annual study on the Indian Internet ...

 

Geoff Lawson Confirmed as New Pakistan Coach
July 16th, 2007
The Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson as their new cricket coach at press conference in Karachi today whereas BCCI is still looking for the options after being declined by Graham Ford . Board chairman Nasim Ashraf told a news conference that Lawson had been preferred over two other short-listed candidates, Dav Whatmore and Richard Done. He dismissed claims that Arjuna Ranatunga's comments regarding Whatmore played a part in the decision, or that the players, many of whom were in favour of Lawson, had exercised their influence unduly. Ashraf said,  Lawson is our choice and we are confident he will help the Pakistan team into a new era of success. Geoff Lawson, a level 3 qualified ...

 

Thierry Henry Splits with Claire aka Nicole Merry
July 16th, 2007
The footballer Thierry Henry has split with his English wife Claire who is also known by her modelling name Nicole Merry after four years of marriage. The couple have a two year old daughter called Téa There had been claims their marriage was put under strain by Henry's £16 million transfer to Barcelona last month and that the 27-year-old Claire,who was born in Croydon, Surrey, wanted to stay in London. Henry, who is French, had been seeing Claire for two years at the time of their wedding. They were married in a lavish ceremony at Highclere Castle, Berkshire, in July 2003. Henry Family in happy days  A statement through his lawyers said, Thierry is extremely saddened by the breakdown of his marriage. ...

 

David Beckham in Blog World
July 16th, 2007
After getting naked with wife Victoria for the latest edition of America’s trendy W magazine, the 32-year old former England Captain, David Beckham, has finally joined the World Wide Web and has launched his own website, www.davidbeckham.com, which also have a blog. The website covers News, Football/Soccer, Blog, Lifestyle (must be Posh's idea), David Beckham Academy and Charity. The England star, who was unveiled as a Los Angeles Galaxy football club player last week, admits on site it took him a long time to getting round to setting it up. The Football ( now Soccer ) Star writes on his blog, Hi everybody,Thanks for joining me on davidbeckham.com – it does seem incredible ...

 

Mallika Sherawat’s secret earning
July 16th, 2007
Mallika Sherawat! The only good movie that I have seen of her was “Pyaar Ke Side effect”, she was really good in it or may be Rahul Bose was lucky for her. But the movie was good. We all know about the tantrums and nakharas she throws on her sets and wherever she goes. She is a Money Bunny, she thinks asking for big signing amount will put her in the shoes of big lead heroines. Now the buzz is and it’s on her website as well that she have been paid Rs 1.5 crore for a 10-minute appearance and two songs in Himesh Reshammiya's film “Aap Kaa Surroor”. Anyway, the whole point of writing this post is that I ...

 

Microsoft University in Bangalore
July 15th, 2007
Microsoft Corporation has chosen Bangalore, the silicon valley of India, for its first-ever exclusive and independent educational venture in the world. The university may train around 1000 students and may well be India's first ever university run by a multinational company. Although Microsoft has a special focus on higher education initiatives in other countries, but India will be the first country where it would have a wholly-owned university.According to the sources of Timesofindia, A couple of months ago, a team from Microsoft approached the Karnataka government with a proposal and  conducted another project presentation at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, US. Microsoft will now come back with a formal request and proposal with details on the project outlay, land required to set up the university, via-media (a ...

 

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