Saturday, July 28, 2007

Chori Chori - From the Movie: The GURU

Chori Chori

The Guru Does Grease Starring Heather Graham

Aishwarya Rai

"Ever since I went to the Cannes festival, the media overseas really encouraged me to consider the possibilities of working in the West. Then I got a call from some people who worked in the business in America, who asked me to first obviously get an agent so that they could have direct access because that's the way they work"(Aishwarya Rai)

Aishwarya Rai (Aishwarya Bachchan)

Nickname: Ash, Aishu, Gullu
Date of Birth: 1 November 1973
Sign: Scorpio
Weight: 122 lbs.
City: Mangalore (Karnataka)
Country: India
Mother: Vrinda Rai
Father: Krishnaraj Rai (ex-merchant navy officer)
Siblings: brother Aditya Rai (merchant navy officer)
Children: no
Marital status: married
Private life: dated Salman Khan but after the split Ashwarya has refused to work with him againHeight: 5' 7" or 1.70 m
Religion: a practicing Hindu
Likes: honesty, family, friends, dignity, strength of character, chocolates
Favorite food: not fussy about food at all
Favorite color: White and Blue
Her hero: A.B., Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor
Her heroine: Madhubala & Nargis
Other facts: trained classical dancer
Hobbies: she loves collecting watches
Occupation: bollywood actress / hollywood actress / fashion model
Debut film: Mani Ratnam's Iruvar
Languages: Tulu, English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil and Urdu
Contact Information:Aishwarya Raic/o Creative Artists Agency9830 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, California 90212-1825 - USA

Aishwarya Rai was born in Mangalore, in the South Indian state of Karnataka, to Krishnaraj Rai, a marine engineer, and Vrinda Rai, a writer. Her ancestors are from the Bunt community of Mangalore. Her family later relocated to Mumbai. Rai has one brother, Aditya Rai, who is three years older than she is. Aditya is in the merchant navy, and has also co-produced a film with Rai in the lead.Rai's native language is Tulu; she also speaks Hindi, English, Marathi, Urdu, Kannada, and Tamil.Rai attended the Arya Vidya Mandir at Santacruz, Mumbai, then entered Ruparel College, Matunga, Mumbai. She was an A student and was on track to become an architect.
Rai began modeling on the side while studying architecture. She was a contestant in the Miss India 1994 pageant, which she lost to Sushmita Sen. Rai later went on to win the Miss World title that same year. She appeared in her first film in 1997.
Aishwarya Rai prefers not to talk to the media about her personal life. All the details mentioned in this section are based on what was reported by the media and have not been confirmed by Ms Rai, except as otherwise indicated.
Rai began dating Salman Khan, her co-star from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, after the filming of that movie. Their breakup a few years later generated a substantial amount of press attention.
Rai has been described by others in the Bollywood film industry as having traditional values and being "a paragon of age-old, dutiful Indian femininity".
As a practicing Hindu, she has described herself as having "immense faith in its gods", and when at home she attends the Siddhivinayak Mandir, devoted to Lord Ganesh. When not on the road, Rai lives in Mumbai with her parents.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Hush Puppies

Yes, shoes! Not a dog we are talking about...

Hush Puppies put the philosophy of fun, comfortable, genuine style into every shoe they make – from work to weekend. In essence, Hush Puppies invented casual. When Hush Puppies, established in America in 1958, first introduced the soft suede Hush Puppies shoe, something amazing happened; the world discovered casual, comfortable style. This shoe was then introduced to Australia in 1964.

Because they combine advanced comfort technology with fun, contemporary styling, Hush Puppies fit perfectly into everyday life. So it’s no wonder Hush Puppies have become a worldwide favourite with footwear for the whole family.

The Hush Puppies trademark evolved from a trip into Tennessee by Jim Muir, Wolverine’s Sales Manager. After eating dinner at the home of a customer, he asked why the little fried corn-dough balls that were served with the meal were called “hush puppies.” The customer replied that “the fried dough was used to quiet their barking dogs.” Muir reasoned that “Hush Puppies” would be an excellent name for Wolverine’s new line of comfortable, casual pigskin shoes since there is an old saying that when feet hurt they are much like barking dogs. Thus, the brand name was born.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Practical Tips On Choosing The Right Perfume

Perfume is considered to be one of the most must-haves for any status-conscious person in any society. Initially, it was being used by the upper-class society as a high-end accessory; but, later it became available even to the most common person in the society. In the modern age, the use of perfume has become virtually indispensable as it potentially adds to the personality of a person.

The history and background of perfume can be traced back to the ancient times of Egypt. The word `Perfume` has been coined by the combination of two Latin words such as `Per` (Through) and `Fume` (Smoke). The art of making perfumes took place in ancient Egypt but it was the Romans and the Arabs who improved it subsequently. There are many procedures being followed these days for making the modern perfumes but the most general process is extracting oils from flowers by distillation which was introduced by an Iranian doctor named Avicenna.

Usually, the exact formulae of making perfumes and fragrances are kept confidential by the designer houses; however, some perfume specialists are skilled enough to identify the ingredients, components and origins of the perfume and scents. At the present day, France is dominating the European perfume design and trade industry, and the `Perfumery` has become one of the most potentially profitable businesses in the world.

How to pick the right perfume?

Choosing the right perfume and fragrance has become increasingly difficult for the customers as the cosmetic market is being invaded by numerous new perfumes and scent brands each and every day. Now a days, perfumes and fragrances can be found in different flavors and ingredients. They are being manufactured and offered in bottles of different shapes and sizes according to the needs of the targeted customers. While visiting a cosmetic store, a customer often gets confused about what could be the right one for him/her. However, there are some guidelines if followed can help those confused customers remove their doubts and select the right perfume for them.

They are as follows:


Try different perfumes and fragrances to know what suits your skin the best. No two perfumes are alike in fragrance, flavor and smell. Hence what suits the most, may not necessarily suit you. Do not just blindly follow the branded perfumes. It really pays to try different perfumes before you settle for one.


Always go for a perfume that contains fresh smells and makes you attractive and impressive. Have your best friend (preferably female) give his/her views on the particular perfume you are trying. Often, it is the other person who can tell you what goes right with you.

Ingredients and Flavors:

Perfumes can be selected using different ingredients and flavors. They are different categories of perfumes such as woody perfume, fruit perfume, floral perfume, oceanic perfume, greens perfume and oriental perfume. Usually, each of these fragrances is suitable for a male or female depending on their personal preference. However, you can always go for one that best suits your personality and life-style.

Climate and Season:

While choosing a perfume, one should consider the climate and season. What goes best in the winter may not be even good enough in the summer. Hence, it is extremely important to choose the perfume that does justice to the climate and to your skin.

Moreover, perfumes should be selected as per the occasions and festivals too. For instance, a particular perfume may be just perfect for a birthday party you are attending, but when it comes to a boardroom meeting you have choose a different one.

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Author: Roberto Sedycias

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Jesicca Alba