Sunday, 30 January 2011

World's best theme parks

There's always a reason for theme parks, not just for the young, but the young at heart, too.

Gravity defying roller coasters; fluorescent-coloured candy and smiles aplenty -theme parks are a world unto themselves. Here's our guide to the 5 best in the world.

1. Cedar Point, Ohio, US. 
Voted the World's Best Theme Park for an unbelievable 13th year in a row at the Golden Ticket Awards, Cedar Point has the most number of roller coasters of any theme park in the world. Some of the park's tallest, fastest and most terrifying rides such as Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster are legendary.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Cedar Point.

2. Universal's Islands of Adventure, Orlando, US.
Famed for its cutting edge rides and shows, this theme park brings to life your favourite children's tales. Harry Potter fans will be charmed by The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and its latest attraction, Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey that combine a dark, twisty ride with a startling cinematic experience.

Hogwarts Castle
Photo credit:  Photo © 2010 Universal Orlando Resort. All Rights Reserved.

3. Europa-Park, Rust, Germany.
The largest theme park in Germany, it highlights 13 European-themed countries within the park. A perfect place to discover Europe; step into Iceland's Blue Fire Megacoaster, one of Europe's best roller coasters, or head over to "France" for an adrenaline rush on the Silver Star with speeds of up to an astonishing 130km/h!
The stunning view of Europa-Park at night.
Photo credit:  Courtesy of Europa-Park

4. Pleasure Beach Blackpool, England, UK.
A British icon in its own right, this park is home to some of the biggest, fastest and scariest in the country. The highlight is Valhalla - the world's most expensive dark ride, constructed at a cost of £15 million, featuring 85ft plunges. The Pepsi Max Big, UK's tallest roller coaster is also here , along with or the Irn Bru Revolution looping coaster that features a whopping 360-degree vertical loop.
Night view of Infusion.
Photo credit:  Courtesy of Pleasure Beach Blackpool.

5. Tokyo DisneySea, Japan.
Inspired by myths and legends of the sea, a trip to Tokyo DisneySea would not be complete without a stopover at the Mermaid Lagoon and the stunning display of King Triton's underwater palace. Take the terrifying 194ft free fall from the Tower of Terror or dive into the 20,000 Leagues under the Sea submarine to explore the breathtaking depths of the ocean in the Mysterious Island.
Mount Prometheus, Tokyo DisneySea's iconic volcano located in the Mysterious Island.
Photo credit: Courtesy of The Walt Disney Company.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Katrina Kaif Beautiful Woman In the World 2011

Katrina Kaif

Born:    16-07-1984
Height:    5’8
Hair Colour:    Black
Eye Colour:    Brown
Katrina Kaif (born 16 July 1984) is an actress and former model who appears in Indian films, mainly in the Hindi-language film industry.  She has also appeared in Telugu and Malayalam films. She was voted the “Hottest Woman in the World” by Eastern Eye in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Early life

Kaif was born in Hong Kong to an Indian Kashmiri father,  Mohammed Kaif, and an English mother, Suzanne Turquotte, both of whom are British citizens. Her parents divorced when she was very young. Kaif has seven siblings. She was raised in Hawaii and later moved to her mother’s home country, England.


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.
Kaif’s London modeling-work led to her discovery by London-based filmmaker Kaizad Gustad, who gave her a part in his film Boom (2003). She moved to Mumbai and was offered a number of modeling assignments. However, filmmakers were initially hesitant to sign her because she could not speak Hindi.
Kaif saw moderate success with the 2005 film Sarkar, where she played the bit part of Abhishek Bachchan’s girlfriend, and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005), where she was paired opposite Salman Khan.
In 2007, Kaif appeared in her first major hit movie, Namastey London, wherein she starred as a British Indian girl alongside Akshay Kumar for the second time after the box office letdown Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006). Her run of hit films continued with Apne, Partner, and Welcome.
In 2008, she played the villain role for the first time in Abbas-Mustan’s hit action thriller Race. She played the role of Saif Ali Khan’s secretary who is secretly in love with his hostile stepbrother (played by Akshay Khanna). Kaif’s second release of the year was Anees Bazmee’s production Singh Is Kinng, opposite Akshay Kumar. The film was a big success at the box office. Kaif’s final release of the year, Subhash Ghai’s Yuvvraaj, was a commercial failure, but its script has made its way into the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for artistic merits, original screenplay with a substance, and the film as a whole.
Kaif’s first release for 2009, New York, with John Abraham, was a critical and commercial success. Kaif’s performance was highly regarded. Wrote critic Taran Adarsh, “Katrina gives you the biggest surprise. Known for her glamour roles, Katrina proves that she can deliver if the director and writer offer her a role of substance. She’s outstanding. In fact, people will see a new, different Katrina this time.”
She next played a bit role as a biker chick in the multi-starrer action film Blue, popularly known as India’s first underwater thriller, which performed decently at the box office. The film was not successful.
At the year’s end, she appeared in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, with Ranbir Kapoor, and De Dana Dan with Akshay Kumar. Both films were commercial successes.
Kaif’s first film of 2010 was Raajneeti, where she appeared opposite Ranbir Kapoor. The film did extremely well at the box office, receiving a blockbuster status. She is also starred in Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan with Akshay Kumar. The film was released on 24 December 2010. Although the film was not successful, Kaif’s item song Sheila Ki Jawani was a hit.
Source : Wikipedia

Cities of MLK

Martin Luther King Jr

 Stressing his stance on civic change through nonviolent protest, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rose to international prominence in the 1950s with a historic boycott. Afterward, the legendary civil rights leader was at the forefront of several landmark events, especially marches, in cities across the United States.
King receives doctorate
King in the pulpit
King writes letters
King captivates a nation
King confronts Jim Crow
King accepts Nobel Peace Prize
King & the police
King in Chicago
King & the mountaintop
King at rest

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Fabulous street style

 Look at the bright side. Winter weather creates more chances to layer & play with prints & textures. Check out these real women whose looks we loved.
Check out these real women whose looks we love. — Glo

Overdo It

The '80s overcoat is back, so look for a style with broad shoulders and a boxy cut.

Minimal Effort

A slim jacket with zipper details and sleek boots will create a cool, utilitarian-chic look.

Red Alert

A rich, red coat will lift your spirits and earn you extra style points all winter long.

Cape Town

This stylish coat alternative is quickly becoming a staple in the most fashionable closets.

Seeing Spots

Animal prints will add drama to any look. If a head-to-toe look is too wild for you, choose a blouse, scarf or bag to ease into this trend.

Balancing Act

For a modern and cool silhouette, try a body-conscious pair of pants or jeans with a looser or oversize top and jacket.

The Right Stripes

A classic striped scarf instntly enhances any outfit.

She's a Lady

Polish up your cold weather look with ladylike accessories like structured bags, gloves and kitten heels.

Mix & Match

Cold weather means more opportunities to layer so experiment with prints and textures until you find a mix that works for you.

Neutral Territory

Warm, neutral shades like camel, cream and blush lend a classic touch to any outfit.

Headed West

Southwestern prints are a cool and easy way to ease into a look that will be huge next spring.

Pile It On

Work your lighter layers, like cardigans, tights and delicate scarves, into your winter look for an eclectic mix.

12 Unique and Creative Bicycles

12 Unique and Creative Bicycles
Collection of the world’s most creative, strange, and unusual bike designs.

Movies to see this year

Whether you're into cowboys, ballerinas or sports, there are plenty of great movies in theaters near you. And there's more greatness to come. Check out these films that you must see in 2011.

Release date: March 4
Genre: Family
Rating: Not yet rated
Plot: Sounds like goofy fun. In this animated effort, a chameleon finds himself in a Western burg overrun with bandits.

'The Adjustment Bureau'

Release date: March 4
Genre: Thriller
Rating: PG-13
Premise: It's based on a futuristic story from 1953 by Philip K. Dick that suggested reality is nothing more than a deliberately contrived illusion.

'Sucker Punch'

Release date: March 25
Genre: Action/fantasy
Rating: Not yet rated
Premise: This action/fantasy takes place in the mind of a girl who dreams of escaping from a mental facility.

'Your Highness'

Release date: April 8
Genre: Comedy
Rating: R
Premise: In this funhouse take on "The Princess Bride," a couple of royal brothers go on a quest to rescue a kidnapped bride.

'Water for Elephants'

Release date: April 22
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not yet rated
Premise: Sara Gruen's best-seller about a veterinary student who runs off with the circus has the makings of a terrific movie.

'The Tree of Life'

Release date: May 27
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG-13
Premise: It's about a family with three boys in the 1950s whose eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence. Tantalizing clues suggest it's going to be a full-blown head trip.

'Cowboys & Aliens'

Release date: July 29
Genre: Science-fiction/action
Rating: Not yet rated
Premise: This genre-melding effort pits 1870s cowboys against alien invaders. It could be a hoot ... or a horror.


Release date: Sept. 30
Genre: Political thriller
Rating: Not yet rated
Premise: It's a costume thriller about who actually wrote Shakespeare's plays. 

'Hugo Cabret'

Release date: Dec. 9
Genre: Family
Rating: Not yet rated
Premise: In this 3-D fantasy set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who reminisces about his father secretly lives in a train station. Allegedly there's a robot involved

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