Big Wheel Bicycle

What can be done with the wheel of BelAZ. More images and video after the break…

Look who's attending the Oscars 2011

nnifer Hudson arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

Mallika sizzle on red the carpet

Aishwarya Rai and Mallika Sherawat looked stunning as they walked the red carpet at the Kodak Theatre. more 05 images after the break... 

Small screen's controversy queens

If that was not enough, Sambhavna targeted Kashmira Shah in 'Desi Girl' and left no stone unturned in maligning, humiliating and insulting her on the national television. Of course, Kashmira hit back.more queens after the break...
 

Best dressed at the Oscars 2011

46-year-old Marisa Tomei looked stunning in a 1950 couture Charles James dress from Lily et Cie and accessorised with Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry and Jimmy Choo shoes. more image after the break...

Who is Bollywood's best actress?

Kareena is indeed the number one actress by miles when it comes to popularity. On the other hand Priyanka wins hands down when it comes to some of the tough roles that she has in her kitty currently. Katrina falls in between as she raised the glamour quotient (TEES MAAR KHAN) while also demonstrating histrionics (RAAJNEETI) last year. None of them can afford to relax though, what with Anushka and Sonakshi making their presence felt loud and clear", says an industry observer.more 05 image after the break...

Finding love second time round


 Five real-life couples share stories of how they found true love the second time round. Read the first story and get inspired.


Dreams are made of these
A relationship is like a boat in the ocean - you need to row for it to move forward, says 32-year-old Priyanka Contractor. Self-assured and charming, Mumbai based Priyanka oozes confidence, a far cry from the bruised and battered girl who walked out on her marriage a mere seven months after tying the knot. In hindsight, I think it was the best thing that happened to me, she says.

Priyanka met her ex-husband in 1999 - her final year of college. We were engaged in 2003 and married in 2005 I was 26 years old. I guess I should have seen the signs when his behaviour changed just before marriage. He cut off all communication with me. I thought it was just pre-wedding jitters, she says. He did not have the guts to say he didn't want to get married. I think he feared what society would say.

The first time

Married life from the very beginning was tense and lonely. He worked long hours while I waited till past midnight for him to return. When he distanced himself physically too, I knew there was something wrong, says Priyanka. And things were no better on the kitchen front. His mother had taken an instant dislike to me. It was a saas bahu serial kind of situation. She would put extra salt or chilli powder in the food that I had cooked to create problems. She didn't like the fact that I had a mind of my own.

My then husband chose not to support me. We fought constantly. When it became too much for me to bear, I left him - in March, 2006. After a short separation, I decided to give my marriage another chance. But things only got worse. There were two episodes of violence. I remember I was sitting in a corner, beaten black and blue, shaking and shivering. My mother-in-law came in and said, If you don't do what I want, you will get this every day! Priyanka is surprisingly calm as she narrates this. The last straw came when I found out that he was having an affair with a friend of his - she'd attended our wedding, and we met frequently socially. The sense of betrayal was unimaginable, and after a final row, she packed her bags and left for good.

Building myself

Post her breakup, Priyanka had a total physical and mental breakdown. I quit my job. Though the authorities at the school I taught in were understanding, the gossip about my failed marriage was getting to me. I didn't know where my life was headed, nor did I care. But my mother told me, Destroy yourself, build yourself, the choice is yours. It was an uphill task, but Priyanka slowly began to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. When you hit rock bottom, there is only one way, and that is up. So I got up and began to build my life again. Priyanka went through a gamut of therapies. I tried healing, cleansing of chakras, semi-hypnosis, becoming one with my aura But it was the series of sessions on forgiveness that helped her let go.

For Priyanka, it was important that she be able to think about her past without letting it affect her future. It took me a year to heal completely. My divorce released me. I felt free. I was able to turn my life around. And today when I talk about it, I feel no rancor. She then focused all her energy into setting up a new business. My friends said I was mad to chuck a comfortable job as a teacher and start on a venture that could lead to failure. But I had to prove to myself that I could do anything I set my heart on. Today I am happy to say I am doing well! And I owe it all to the person who told me I didn't have it in me to survive the corporate world and that all I was good for was a cushy teacher's job - my ex-husband. She is now busy conceptualising and manufacturing children's teaching aids.

The right partner

How did she meet Amit, her husband-to-be? I had gone to see a play at Prithvi Theatre with friends when I first met him. Initially, it was more of a hi-and-bye situation. We met regularly after that, and we connected. His proposal was almost like a fairytale. We were at a friend's place for a sleepover. It was well after midnight when I felt someone touch my hand. It was Amit. He slipped a ring on my finger and whispered, My commitment to you. Priyanka knew he was right for her.

With Amit, I started to understand what a man should be like. I needed a life partner in the true sense - a person who understands that marriage goes beyond the husband-wife relationship, they also need to be friends. And Amit is that man. We courted for two-and-a-half years. I have realised that Amit and I are two sides of the same coin. We are each other's strength and confidants. She strongly feels women who're faced by such challenges should not lose hope. See the brighter side of life. Every day is a challenge. It's also important to know when to quit. Fear of the unknown only succeeds in bogging you down. As for her ex-husband, says Priyanka, He's got married again. I just hope he is a better husband to his new wife than he was to me. Amit and Priyanka would have tied the knot by the time you read this article.

'I'm glamorous, not sexy'

According to recent reports Kareena Kapoor is "embarrassed" to be called 'Bollywood's Sexiest Woman'. But in this lovely red outfit, she is one of the sexiest woman in Bollywood.more 05 images after the break...

World's first robot marathon

Robots wait for the start to demonstration a race during a press conference Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, announcing the world's first full marathon for robots will be kicked off on Feb. 24 in Osaka,more view after the break...

Will you be my Valentine?

Loving is not how you forget but how you forgive, not how you listen but how you understand, not what you see but how you feel, and not how you let go but how you hold on with whom young boys and girls respectively would like to go on a Valentine's Day date. Read more for valentine message...

Who looks best in saree?

Rani Mukherjee also went for a see-through saree, but it was Bebo's black number that made headlines.more photos after the break...

Backless back in vogue

B-town's gorgeous newbie Monica Dogra and Pooja Bedi sporting backless apparel during an event in Juhu.more image after the break...

Kareena's new skin show fundas


No more bikinis onscreen. No shedding weight for the screen too. Sexy? Surely. Kareena Kapoor's new found philosophy spells it outright with a difference. more image after the break...

Asin's new avatar

Asin is all set to stun the audience and will soon sizzle in a swimsuit for 'Housefull' sequel..more image after the break...

The 2011 World Cup you did not see

Indian artist Poonam Salecha (L) paints the Cricket World Cup 2011 logo on the back on Indian actress Mink Singh in a bid to show her support for the Indian team in Mumbai on February 20, 2011. The 2011 Cricket World Cup takes place in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from February 19-April 2 with 14 nations taking part in the marathon six-week tournament. AFP PHOTO/STR

747- 8 Intercontentinental


   Boeing Vice President and General Manager Airplane Programs, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Pat Shanahan speaks during an unveiling ceremony of the 747-8 Intercontinental, the company's newest and larges... more 

 


    Brothers Touri and Damien Escobar of Nuttin But Strings perform during an unveiling ceremony of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, the company's newest and largest passenger plane, on February 13, 201...



The new GE engine of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, the company's newest and largest passenger plane, is seen during an unveiling ceremony February 13, 2011 at the company's factory in Everett, Wa... 

An attendee touchs the belly of a Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, the company's newest and largest passenger plane, during an unveiling ceremony February 13, 2011 at the company's factory in Everett, W... 

The 747-8 Intercontinental's cabin, featuring larger windows, new lighting and smoother lines, is displayed in a mock up February 12, 2011 at the Boeing Customer Experience Center in Renton, Washingto... 


The 747-8 Intercontinental's cabin, featuring larger windows and new lighting is displayed in a mock up February 12, 2011 at the Boeing Customer Experience Center in Renton, Washington. The new plane,... 



A crowd of attendees examines a Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, the company's newest and largest passenger plane, during an unveiling ceremony February 13, 2011 at the company's factory in Everett, Was... 

A crowd of attendees examines a Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, the company's newest and largest passenger plane, during an unveiling ceremony February 13, 2011 at the company's factory in Everett




Quirky Oscar moments

Adrien Brody, the youngest performer ever to win the Best Actor award planted a passionate kiss on Halle Berry's lips after she presented him with the trophy. Adrien then remarked to Berry, "Bet you didn't know that was in the gift bag."

The natural beauty

Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef, Belize more beauty after the break...

World's 'oldest beer' found in shipwreck

  
Samples of the world's oldest beer-found in 2010-have been taken for a scientific study to be conducted to determine its recipe - and brew it again.more beer after the break...

Pictures of the Week


 A man rides a horse through a bonfire in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, during a traditional festival in honor of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals,read more after the break...

2011 Cricket WC opening ceremony


The 2011 Cricket World Cup mascot Stumpy arrives on a cycle rickshaw during the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup at Bangabandhu stadium in Dhaka on February 17, 2011. more moments after the break...

‘Extreme’ photos from planet

Matanuska Glacier Cave, Alaska,more photos after the break...

World’s Tallest High Heels


Apparently, the world’s highest heels is 16 inches tall with an 11 inch platform – that’s a 5 inch difference. Can you imagine wearing something like that? Your demure, average height 5′4″ lady will end up looking like one of those Amazonian warriors, or worse, circus clown who’s 6′8″ tall and struggling not to fall over. more high heels after the break...

World’s Tallest Model


A US model measuring 205cm (about 6’9″) is the cover of Australian men’s magazine Zoo Weekly. The model — Eve — appears on the cover of the magazine’s November 2009 issue alongside a 162cm-tall Australian model. “No other magazine has put a woman who’s nearly 7ft tall on the cover,” editor Paul Merrill said. “We had … her bikini specially made, but it was worth it.” more photo after the break...

Top 10 World Cup batting innings

1. Brief run-down of the top batting knocks in the World Cup against test playing nations only ahead of the 2011 edition which starts on Saturday. Sourav Ganguly (India) - 183 (158 balls, 17 fours, 7 sixes) v Sri Lanka, Taunton, 1999. Ganguly provided a taste of what T20 might be like with his towering hits that almost cleared the outskirts of the town, let alone Taunton's tiny ground.more after the break...

Anuskha Sharma

 Like many other popular still single actresses, Anushka Sharma too has been linked romantically to practically most of the leading men that she has worked with ..more photos after the break...

AERO India 2011

Indian Air Force Sukhoi SU-30MKI fighter aircraft fly in formation during the Aero India 2011 inauguration ceremony at the Yelhanka Air Force station in Bangalore on February 9, 2011. Global aeronauti... more after the break... 

Most famous Buildings

 

 
 
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Fuji Sankei Building in Tokyo
More building after the break...

Most expensive pen

Swiss company Caran d’Ache made ‘La Modernista Diamonds’ a pen that was sold in Harrods, London, for $265,000.
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Created in memory of architect Antonio Gaudi, the rhodium-coated solid silver pen has an 18-karat gold pen point and is pave-set with 5,072 diamonds and 96 half-cut rubies .

 

 

7 Most Amazing Caves of our World

 7 7 Most Amazing Caves of our World
 Fantastic Cave Pit (USA): deepest known cave pit in the continental US Fantastic Pit is 586′ deep, which is the deepest known cave pit in the continental United States. This pit is big enough to hold the Washington Monument (555′). It is a truly fantastic rappel, it takes almost 8 seconds for a rock to hit the bottom. More caves after the break...

Moustache

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7 Stunning Auditoriums & Theatres From The Ancient World

It’s hard to believe that some of these theatres are close to 3,000 years old, and it’s amazing that they’re even still standing. The amount of engineering knowledge that our ancient ancestors had developed is just as mesmerising especially when some of these auditoria rival present-day outdoor theatres in terms of acoustic properties. That’s amazing for a 2,000 year old theatre that is large enough to seat 25,000 people or more!

1 17 Stunning Auditoriums & Theatres From The Ancient World
The Colosseum, Italy
Probably the most popular of all ancient auditoriums, the Colosseum is also the largest known amphitheatre ever built during the Roman Empire. The construction of the Colosseum was completed in 80 AD, and it originally had a capacity of 50,000 spectators. This venue was used mainly for gladiator competitions and other public spectacles for nearly 500 years. Since then, the Colosseum has taken on some damage due to several earthquakes, and also from stone-robbers who want to have a piece of the famous auditorium.
The Colosseum is quite a large structure. Its original form was approximately 660 Roman feet (1 Roman foot = 0.97 feet) long and 520 Roman feet wide, and a total perimeter of about 1,885 Roman feet. The height of the outer wall measures about 165 Roman feet tall. The Colosseum is Rome’s most popular tourist attraction, and one of the greatest man-made structures of all-time.

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Its Shoes

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