Thursday, June 8, 2017

Hrithik Roshan vs katrina kaif

Hrithik Roshan or Katrina Kaif? who's your pick? Both perfectly nail down the looks part and have illustrious Bollywood career. but when it comes down to one on one who fairs best?  The comparisons have been between same gender actors. Here I am comparing two Bollywood biggies picked at random. Both have 'Bang Bang'ed together. but have you ever wondered what sets them apart aside from the obvious differences and what they have in similar? never? me too. 

Thumbs UP

Hrithik has 2 thumbs...2 effing thumbs on one hand!!  As a kid when he got bored of sucking one thumb he could simply switch to the other one. so cool! on the other hand, Katrina has normal number of fingers. Borrrring!

Godfather


Hrithik Roshan had his father as his godfather in Bollywood, helping him get started in the industry with 'Kaho na pyar hai'. The movie was a huge success. his dancing, looks and acting ( in that order) got people talking and the industrywallahs to sit up and take notice.
Katrina not coming from a film background debuted in a 'best to forget'  movie called 'Boom'.  The poor thing must've signed it because it also starred big name Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. The movie bombed at the box-office but she recovered and found 'bhai', Mr. Salman Khan, the godfather of many foreign exports and local duds who just won't call it quits. She starred alongside him in 'Maine pyar kyun kiya' which performed well at the box-office. Her looks and 'salman's new girlfriend' tag got people curious,helping her garner more projects.


                                                                Acting Experiments

















                   
Diverse roles-                                                                                        Diverse Roles-
1. A mentally challenged youth in 'Koi Mil Gaya'.
   Also Had an alien 'Jadoo' as his Best friend.                       1. A politician in 'Rajneeti'.
2. Has a superhero avatar 'Krrish'.                                             2. A civil rights activist in 'New York'.
3. An army officer in 'Lakshya'.                                                 3. struggling actress in 'Tees Maar Khan'.
4. A terrorist in 'Fiza' and 'Mission Kashmir.'                          4. Diving instructor in 'ZNMD'.
5.A thief in 'Dhoom 2'.                                                                5. An ISI agent in 'Ek Tha Tiger.'
6.  Mughal Emperor 'Akbar' in Jodha Akbar.                          6. A circus acrobat in 'Dhoom 3'.
7. A paraplegic magician in 'Guzaarish'.
8. A spy in Bang Bang.
9.A blind voiceover artist in' Kabil'.

                                                               
                                                                   'Ex's and Oh's '





 Hrithik had a long happy marriage with Suzanne Khan until they separated recently. there was speculation of him dating Kangana in the past.  with Kangana, herself calling  him her  "silly ex".
Katrina was Salman's new obsession after  Aishwarya Rai.  their relationship was all over  the news at all times. Then it ended like it does often in Tinseltown. both went their ways, where Katrina stumbled onto Ranbir Kapoor the new casanova in town. There were talks of marriage but all the rumors were put to rest when they broke up,  Katrina  is one of the very few actress or maybe the only actress who  has checked off dating both Khan and a Kapoor from her list.



Upcoming Projects















1.Krrish 4
2.Super 30



                                                                                                                
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                                                                                                                 2.Tiger Zinda Hai
                                                                                                             3.Thugs Of Hindostan


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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Fantastico five minutes

 As the clock struck twelve, Aakashi released the sky lantern from her grip and saw it rise in the air. it wasn't rising alone, her wish for a fantastico year ahead was also attached to it. she stayed there, watching it float in the air approaching the sky illuminated with fireworks. slowly it vanished from her sight and her eyes traced their way back to ground. just then she heard the door bell ring.

"happy new year, my love!"
a tall, dark and handsome stranger was flashing his dazzling smile at Aakashi and calling her
"my love! no time to waste,haste! your ride's waiting for you."
with that he shifted his fit and fab tuxedo draped body unblocking the view of "her" ride.


"Tiagooooo!"  Aakashi stretched 'o' way too long for a shiny orange Tata Tiago was parked at her doorway. she was saving her earnings to buy this car. the gentleman who resembled a Greek god took her hand and seated her on the cushy seats of the car. after taking a seat beside Aakashi, the angel faced gentleman popped open a bottle of champagne, pouring the sparkling liquid in a glass which he offered to her. she hadn't refused anything till now and she didn't refused again. either this was going to be a big stupid mistake or a wonderful turn of fate, she thought.
Aakashi refrained herself from asking any questions fearing it would burst this beautiful dream she was living like a balloon. but she didn't mind making some small talk.
"I think I know you from somewhere."
the charming young man flashed his pearly whites, flashed it again then again until something struck her mind.
oh, yes, he was the guy from that tooth paste commercial whose sparkly white smile attracted every woman on the street and who concludes the ad by saying "clean the teeth street style!"
such a bright smile could be hazardous for her eyes so she shifted her gaze to the window. it was new years eve so the streets were buzzing with celebration, she smiled and dug deeper in the seat. before she could make herself anymore comfortable, the car came to a halt.
the pretty guy opened the door for her.  Aakashi got out of the car and found herself standing in front of...
.... her house! Aakashi was confused. when she turned back, the limo and the toothpaste guy was gone. still baffled, she went into her house and buried herself in the couch. she re-winded the whole episode in her head, trying to make sense of it all. she re-winded again, from the time she lit the lantern and released it with her wish. was her wish magically granted? but she specifically asked for a fantastic year not fantastic five minutes. unable to find any good reason for what happened she decided to brush it off as a joke of life. she switched on the TV to take her mind off that incident. news channels were airing the new year celebrations from around the globe as it arrived. spectacular firework display over Sydney opera house, Eiffel tower and Trafalgar square. new year was yet to arrive in USA with 40 seconds left. times square ball was descending. 
35,34,33......25,24,23,,,,,,19,18,17........10,9,8.............3,2,1.
"HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017" flashed on the TV screen.


Monday, April 3, 2017

The spectacles of the spectacled

Glasses,goggles, specs ,inviting glares. eye-wears are still in fashion, still a rage. they help us hide a lot (those post hangover eyes) and see a lot (vision improvement and staring anyone without getting noticed). these are fav and a must've for celebs who gotta hide a lot more from the blinding flashes of paparazzi cameras. Below are some pics of celebs with their glasses game on-

1.These googles are a prefect combo of  crazy and classy. just like Hyuna.


2.A hunk on a hunky bike wearing a stylish pair of glasses...what's missing? oh! A helmet of course!


3. "Tenu kala chashma jachda ae
Jachda ae gore mukhde te" Chillax! Non-racists, its just a song lyrics!




4. "Tenu white chashma jachda ae...."
                               Here is Miss Rihanna channeling her inner Miley Cyrus.



Some Before and After pics



5.Before Makeover
Nerdy Glasses



                                                           6.After Makeover
                                                              Chic Goggles




7. When you are going to watch a 3D movie.




8. After watching anti smoking ad before movie starts.




9.When you're feeling horny.




10.After you done self pleasuring.



11. At the mall trying new glasses...
"How do I look?"





12. but buying finally from Sarojini Nagar #LoveBargaining



13 & 14."well, who's that?' Leeme lower my glasses to see more clearly"

                                              






15. Glasses-A necessity at old age.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

The story of suicide: From the end to the start.

The coming of age novel The Story of A Suicide by Sriram Ayer speaks about the sensitive time that is youth. the story revolves around four key characters Hari,Sam,Mani and Charu. The story-line is enthralling which keeps you hooked. I devoured this book in one sitting. I liked the clever idea of the author to start the opening chapter with a suicide letter. It has an instant impact and stuns the reader immediately. The theme is relevant. The characters are neatly sketched and are very relatable. The parallelism of the four character's journey results in a curious page turning read. 

In the chapter 'I am gay' we are introduced to the first character Hari. Hari is gay but hasn't come out of the closet yet. we see that Hari lives in a  close knit happy family. Hari kept his visit to the national seminar on rights of sexual minorities a secret from his family. his hurried and nervous exit from the seminar throws a light  on the state of homosexuals in our society. Being insecure about our true self and try to hide it from the society especially from our family in order not to upset them or be ridiculed for not being 'normal' is a cruel reality we need to confront as a society. In the chapter 'I love you' Hari's traumatic past experience is revealed. 




In the chapter 'Do you even care' we meet Sam. Sam is a rich and hansome tech geek who is obsessed with posting every little updates of his life on twitter. His relationships often suffer because of his careless attitude. His complicated relationship with charu and how he deals with rejection, jealousy is perfectly depicted in the story. his pot smoking sessions and manipulation by Aditya brings new twist in the tale.  



In the chapter 'Take care of my son' we get familiar with Mani's backstory. Mani's character bears a striking resemblance to Raju Rastogi (sharman joshi's character) from 3 idiots. He comes from a poor family who used to be a child laborer. He was raised by his mother alone. His academic excellence attracted attention of authorities who funded his education. so clearly a lot of hopes and expectations were riding on his shoulders. eventually he is disappointed by his failure in academics and can't cope up with pressure anymore. he tries to commit suicide but fortunately is saved by Alex and others in nick of time.



In the same chapter we are introduced to Charu, a character who is feminist, headstrong woman with enchanting beauty who won't bow before anyone and fights back when tough times befalls her. When her privacy is violated as her illicit pictures are taken without her knowledge and she is blackmailed, her emotional break down and trauma feels so real that makes you want to give her a hug and tell her 'everything is gonna be alright'. you think Charu is over but she quickly comes to senses and gets a hold of reality. 




The real gem of this book, however, are the secondary characters: 
Hari's Father Mr. Narendar Hegde who is proud of his son's achievements but just can't accept the fact that his son is gay. 
Anjali, The extremely supportive elder sister of Hari and 'Monica' of the Hegde family. she is caring and totally a  'I'll be there for you' type friend to Hari. 
Alex, a professor at KIT Madras who has a unique and interesting style of teaching. He proves himself a savior by saving Mani's life and then lending helping hand to Charu. He is one of those people who do as they preach.
Aditya is a extremely manipulative boy and a drug addict. He is the 'friend' who our parents warn us to stay away from.

 The novel is not just another finding hope story and seeing the sliver lining. The novel touches subjects that are sensitive and not often talked about like depression, sexuality, bullying, abuse,peer pressure etc but nevertheless demands attention. while books around these topics can tend to get indulgent or preachy, Sriram Ayer handles the sensitive subjects with poignancy and grace. It can be a challenging read for some but a must.   
 Sriram Ayer has put in efforts to make every exchange between characters authentic. they use urban lingos which teens nowadays use. the raw honesty with which the characters interact and speak their mind makes it a refreshing read. All the characters are going through some kind of insecurities and deal with it differently which makes the readers get a well-rounded sense of their motivations. The novel has enough heart to make you sincerely care about the characters. It delivers constant punches of unpredictable twists and intrigue.
for example, when charu saw her photo in the phone and broke down. call me pessimistic or what, I thought 'oh no, she's going to commit suicide' but I was pleasantly surprised when she did not and instead sought help from Alex.   
At its heart the story is about catastrophe, survival and self discovery. It is extremely important that all teenagers and adults read this book. All in all, The Story of A Suicide is thought-provoking, troubling and captivating.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Capstona - Forays into Decorative and Bold Multi-Purpose Tiles

Capstona – Udaipur based natural stone products manufacturer and supplier – announced on Monday, 13th June 2016 its entry into Multi-Purpose Natural Stone tiles.


Natural stone products such as natural stone wash basins, natural stones for decor purpose, natural stone borders, etc. are on a boom in the country. All thanks to the paradigm shift from stereotypical decor pieces to something that is elegant and robust.
                                              
Capstona recently announced its foray in multi-purpose tiles that could be used as either elevation tiles for home, tiles for exterior wall cladding or simply as wall tiles. These tiles by Capstona are incredibly designed and meticulously crafted out of natural stones, thereby preserving the premium quality of the same.
                                         
Be it elevation tiles for home, exterior wall cladding tiles or wall tiles, they are available in different patterns, colors, and design. With their elegance, gloss, and charm, they are sure to cater to the unique taste of the people for decor. A perfect alternative to wallpapers and wall paints, the wall tiles offer a complete makeover to the abodes and captivate onlookers with their appeal.

The multi-purpose tiles are manufactured keeping in mind the factor of durability. Thus, the elevation tiles, exterior wall cladding tiles, etc. are made to stand the test of time and toughness.

While announcing the multi-purpose tiles, one of the executives of Capstona mentioned, “Like our other collection, our wall tiles, exterior wall cladding tiles and, elevation tiles for the home are handmade and carved out of top-notch quality natural stone. We don't compromise on quality and therefore, every precautionary measure has been taken right from their design to carving. Our new offerings are sure to escalate the elegance of your abode and/or office space with their magnificent looks.”

CAPSTONA - Blue Bird Minerals is the established brand in the field of natural stone products. The artistry of its master artisans tuned with modern technology makes their collection one of the finest available in the market.

CAPSTONA symbolizes beauty and art in the market of natural stone. Its intricate colorful patterns and images reflected in the austerity and solidity of stone are marvelous and appealing.



For more information on the Multi-Purpose Tiles, visit: www.capstona.com

Friday, June 10, 2016

India’s Largest Facebook Fashion Community SHOPWATI Raises Seed Round from Sanjiv Rai of SRKK Advisors

 Prachalit Infomedia Pvt Ltd, which founded Shopwati, an Online Fashion Community has raised an undisclosed amount in a seed round from Sanjiv Rai of SRKK Advisors.
The bootstrapped startup will use this round to fund the next phase of technology development and reach out to customers and vendors in cities outside Delhi.
Shopwati is India’s First Fashion “E-Commerce in Reverse” Portal, creating a unique platform for women shoppers and vendors to explore fashion.
Built around conversations, the Shopwati community helps its users find products, take a poll on what to buy and discover fashion.

Ankit Bajaj, Co-Founder and CEO, expresses his vision for Shopwati: “We aim to build a strong community which helps each other make better fashion choices. Unlike every other Fashion Discovery App, Shopwati is not just about finding fashion inspiration, it aims to help people who want to act on it”
What started as a group of close friends and family, grew into a huge community, from discussing fashion finds across Delhi to getting suggestions on what to wear and where to buy it from.
Today, Shopwati is a 50,000+ member strong community, which comprises of Stylists, Bloggers, Private Labels, Designers, Brands and 1000s of other users talking about fashion. They also recently launched the preview of their Android App with 1000 invites that were exhausted in 2 hours of the launch.
Mehak Suri Co-Founder and COO believes  “Most of the women know what they will wear for that wedding/event 2 months later, what they don’t know is where to buy it from, and we see that as a huge opportunity. On Shopwati 1000s of vendors respond back to queries of users looking for clothes, makeup, accessories, footwear or gift ideas”
Shopwati today addresses over 300 queries everyday and with a GMV of over Rs. 1.5 crore in less than 6 months, they are doing more business than some of the biggest names in the fashion discovery space. They claim that more than 95% queries get answered in 24 hours and the conversion rate is over 35%”
To be on the platform, vendors have to pay an Annual Subscription Fee since most of the transactions happen offline and Shopwati takes no commission on the sales.
Akriti Garg, Chief Content Officer adds “Our Shopwatis are women who are 23 and above. These women are settled, opinionated and have a lot going on in their lives – marriage, social events, professional events, etc. These women have little to no time and there was a gap in the market wherein no one was catering to their styling and fashion needs. This is where Shopwati steps in, we and the community give these women honest opinions and our designers cater to their style and requirements at their convenience without having to spend hours in a market.”


About Shopwati:


What’s it about? 

Fashion Discovery app Shopwati helps its users find clothes and accessories that they are looking for with the help of a strong community which includes Vendors, Bloggers, Stylists and Other Users.

Why is it different?

 Shopwati looks to leverage the power of lots of fashion-interested people in helping individuals find the stylish clothes & accessories they are looking for. Users can simply post what they are looking for and vendors, users and bloggers help in finding the best deal.

Who’s it for?

It’s for fashion-loving users who want to seek suggestions and in turn give advice to and from the community.

Who’s Working on It?

Ankit Bajaj, has worked with several organizations in various strategy roles in Delhi and London before Co-Founding India’s first SMS based search engine Ask Birbal. Shopwati is his second inning in the Startup World. He is a Graduate from the Brookes University, Oxford.

Mehak Suri, has managed sales at brands like Taj, Oberoi, Radisson and Le-Meridian. She is also a professional singer and has sung Bollywood songs with award winning music composer Ankit Tiwari. She is an MBA from Infinity Business School, Gurgaon

Where is it? It is headquartered in Gurgaon. For More Information visit www.shopwati.com

About Investors:

Sanjiv Rai
Started in April 2008 by Sanjiv Rai, SRKK is a boutique investment company that began with a motive of funding pre-revenue early stage companies. They currently have 5 companies in their portfolio and have aggressive plans to expand.
Mr. Sanjiv Rai is a former CEO and MD of Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon and ILand FS Rail, with the IL and FS Group and is credited with developing, financing and building the country's first fully privately financed and owned Rapid Metro project in Gurgaon.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

PressPlay TV increases penetration with the launch of the iPhone App and Desktop/Web Browser

 PressPlay TV, India’s largest and first ‘Online + Offline’ Independent OTT (Over the Top) platform today announced the launch of its iPhone App (http://appsto.re/in/PeHGbb.i) & for Desktop/Web browser version (http://www.pressplaytv.in/). Now millions of iPhone and PC/Laptop users in India can enjoyPressPlay TV’s offerings - Hindi movies, TV shows, trending internet videos, news, sports, fashion, comedy, and high quality curated content – spanning across more than 50 channels available to stream over the internet. 

Enhanced User base & engagement
“The iPhone app further consolidates PressPlay TV’s position in the smartphone segment and the Desktop Browser opens up a whole new audience to us – the PC & laptop users. This will have a two-fold impact viz. increase in users and at the same time significantly enhancing the average time spent per user on the platform. The wider reach, enhanced user engagement and captivity will also make PressPlay TV an even more attractive medium for content creators and advertisers,” says Anand Sinha, Co-founder & CEO, PressPlay TV.

Beyond Bollywood – Boon for upcoming original content producers
PressPlay TV is innovating not just in the way the content is being delivered but also in the kind of content being offered to users. While offering the regular fare of movies and TV shows, PressPlay TV is spreading its content footprint to ‘Beyond Bollywood’. With more than a million users per month and high time spent per user, it (PressPlay TV) is an ideal platform for upcoming unconventional/original content producers to showcase their videos. The PressPlay TV Hotspot network, already 3000 (going to be 10,000 soon) strong, is engaging users across mobile platforms. The company is already delivering highly localized content across geographies, keeping in view the audience preferences. With the launch of iPhone app the Apple (iPhone) users can continue enjoying their favorite videos after they de-board the train, bus or get out of the Hotspot range.



Increasing content depth
The company has already firmed up licensing arrangements with various leading and upcoming content innovators viz The Viral Fever, Raghu Dixit Project, LiveFame, Fame, PopXO, Byju’s, Shudh Desi Endings, Sportskeeda TV, Lybrate, NewsMeme, Quick Reaction Team, The Better India, Purani Dilli Talkies, Quint, Phonebunch, Catch News, Kanak’s Kitchen etc. Big names like Lehren TV, Sun Network, Sony India, NDTV Gadgets, Fever 104 FM, Autocar etc. are also featuring on the PressPlay TV platform. All in all users get a comprehensive package that includes videos ranging from 2 minutes snackable ones to the hours long TV shows, movies, trending internet videos, news, sports, fashion, comedy and content from all other popular genres, are just a click away.

Just ‘Click’ for your Favorite ‘Flick’:
IPhone Users CLICKhttp://appsto.re/in/PeHGbb.i
Desktop Browser CLICK: http://www.pressplaytv.in/
Android Users CLICK: https://goo.gl/jCenNw

About PressPlay TV (http://www.pressplaytv.in/)

PressPlay TV is a technology company redefining the way video content is consumed on smartphones/tablets in India. With a mission is to make high quality, curated and best-in-class video content easily accessible, anytime and anywhere, to consumers - across platform and devices, PressPlay offers free video content ‘on and off - line’ using a hybrid delivery model. Reflecting the true spirit of the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the well-traveled founders dug deep into their own hands-on experience and insights to customize and refine the PressPlay video delivery model especially for Indian conditions. Keeping in view that broadband speed is not consistent across various geographies, a mix of strategically placed PressPlay TV hot spots at malls, buses, railway platforms, coffee shops, trains and other high traffic areas along with online streaming over the internet (3G/4G) have been deployed to deliver uninterrupted high quality video content.

PressPlay TV's business model is advertising based. The company’s USP - viewer captivity and engagement offers very strong value for advertising other brands (other app companies, brands etc.). Another revenue stream for the company will be offering ‘Premium content’. Freemium (Free+Premium content) is the way to go ahead, this model is especially suited for content- based companies like PressPlay. The SVoD (Subscription Video on Demand) & TVoD (Transaction Video on Demand) models will also be introduced shortly.


The company is backed by Sequoia Capital and is one of the fastest growing startups in India. The company has already raised $2.2 Million as seed funding, one of the highest in India from Sequoia Capital.

Hrithik Roshan vs katrina kaif

Hrithik Roshan or Katrina Kaif? who's your pick? Both perfectly nail down the looks part and have illustrious Bollywood career. but wh...