Jaljeera magic!

Most often in the summer, we tend to mistake thirst for hunger and then wonder why we still do not feel satisfied.

At times like this, just grab a glass of water or a healthy drink and you will realise you did not need to eat. Your body was dehydrated and all you needed was to hydrate it again.

If having just water is not interesting enough, you could try the most common Indian summer drink — jaljeera. It’s a healthy alternative to harmful aerated drinks.

Health benefits of its ingredients:

Dhoni has every reason to be angry

Mumbai, June 11: If Saeed Mirza has seen images of a finger-wagging Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the press conference the other night, he would believe that there is no one better than the Indian captain to play the lead role if his 1980 classic Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai was to be remade today.

Farhan Akhtar Turns Into a Loner, Frightens Friends

Mumbai, June 10: Known To be utterly gregarious and accessible Farhan has suddenly withdrawn into a shell.

Before well-wishers could presume the worst, the truth has come out in the open.

His current acting assignment Kartik Versus Kartik with Deepika Padukone which is almost done provoked these withdrawal symptoms.

Since the part requires him to be a lonely brooder Farhan has lately switched off his phone and become almost inaccessible to the world outside.

Ram Gopal Varma takes on Aliens!

Mumbai, June 10: After scaring us with his last horror movie Phoonk, Ram Gopal Varma hopes to send more chills down our spine with Agyaat, a thriller set in a jungle. The film stars Priyanka Kothari and is set for a July 24 release.

RGV tells Patcy N more about the film and why he regrets making Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag.

Is Agyaat a horror film?

No. A horror film deals with the supernatural like ghosts and spirits. Agyaat is about a film unit that goes to a jungle for a shoot and is caught in a situation where they get killed one by one.

‘Nobody takes me seriously’

Mumbai, June 10: After the fabulous Jab We Met in 2007, director Imtiaz Ali is back with his next venture, Love Aaj Kal. The film stars Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. This is also Saif’s first home production.

When the makers launched the film at a press meet at the PVR theatre in Parel, central Mumbai, all eyes were on the director and his stunning cast.


Sajid Nadiadwala back together with Salman Khan

Mumbai, June 10: Salman Khan and producer Sajid Nadiawala’s association has been for five films in a row but then Sajid went on to make two back to back films with Akshay Kumar and left Salman alone.

Buzz had begun in industry circles about a rift between the Sajid and Salman that lead to this. But now its confirmed that all bad talks were mere rumours as Sajid is all set to begin his next starring Salman in the lead.

Aamir Khan cries like a baby after each box office hit

Mumbai, June 10 : Noted film actor Aamir Khan — who essayed the role of a devoted, strong and valorous lover burning in the fire of revenge — admits that he cries like a baby each time any of his flicks do well at the box office or vice versa.

Khan aka Mr Perfectionist compared himself with assiduous tennis player Roger Federer who won the French Open recently and wrote in his blog yesterday that he cried like kids each time he won a final and that was one thing the actor shares in common with him.

Lovers commit suicide

Bhatinda, June 10 : A young pair allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance near Lambi Bus Stand in this district last night, police said today.

The deceased were identified as Joga Singh (26) and Ranjit Kaur (24), who was already married.

The woman had eloped with her lover a week ago. However, both of them had later returned to their homes following persuasion by their families.

‘Slumdog’ makers provide Azhar with a house

Mumbai, June 10: The child star of multiple Oscar winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, has been provided a new house by the ‘Jai Ho’ trust, formed by the makers of the film.
“The 250 sq ft flat situated in Santa Cruz west will be in the custody of the trust and will be transferred to Azharuddin when he turns 18,” Nirja Matoo of the Jai Ho trust .

Azhar’s family will shift in the new house in a day or two, she said adding that the trust is still hunting for a house for the other child star Rubina Ali.

Michael Jackson makes strange requests for child choir

London, June 10: Michael Jackson, who is all set to make his comeback Saturday, is making strange requests for a child choir for his concerts.

According to mirror.co.uk, Jackson wants every child to know sign language and wants “exactly equal” numbers of black, white, mixed-race and Asian child singers for his concerts.

The weird request was sent to casting agents on behalf of promoters AEG Live, who are organising his 50 concerts at O2 Arena here.

The children are also supposed to range from 5 to 13.

Iran campaign enters final day

Tehran, June 10: “This is the most unpredictable and most exciting presidential election in Iran in years because the main contenders in this race have gathered much support among Iranians.

“It is clearly visible that Mousavi has a little edge over Ahmadinejad in the capital city, but in other provinces it is a totally different story.”

Iran’s reformists are hoping that a high turnout on Friday will help them oust the conservative Ahmadinejad, who they accuse of increasing the country’s international isolation and compounding its economic difficulties.

Eating fish twice a week ‘can help prevent eye disease’0

Washington, June 10: Want to keep your vision clear as the years go by? Put fatty fish on your menu at least twice a week says a new study.

Researchers have found that eating fish like salmon and tuna at least twice a week can help prevent a devastating eye disease the age-related muscular degeneration which is said to be the leading cause of blindness in the elderly.

Over time the back part of the eye can degenerate causing the disease which can also be triggered by new blood vessels growing and bleeding in the region.

Man, son beaten to death by goons

Ahmedabad, June 10: In a shocking incident, a man and his son were killed after they were attacked by four people who were given the contract by a woman at Pandesara in the early hours of Monday morning.

Rambabu Paswan, 40, who had serious injuries to his head died on Monday, while son, Kunal, 15, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday.
According to sources, Paswan, a resident of Akash Bhumi complex in Pandesara was in a relationship with Rekha alias Asha who is said to be his second wife.

‘Jealous US woman cuts child from friend’s womb’

Washington, June 10: A once-pregnant 21-year-old Oregon woman found dead in a crawl space of a home had been cut open and her baby taken from her womb, investigators said on Monday. It couldn’t be determined if the infant son of Heather Snively died before or after he was removed, police said.

A 27-year-old woman, Korena Roberts, has been charged with murder in Snively’s death. She appeared in court but did not enter a plea. A call to the emergency dispatcher brought emergency workers to Roberts’ house. Workers found blood on the floor and Roberts’ boyfriend trying to revive the infant.

S Arabia’s first female minister not allowed to appear on TV

Riyadh, June 10: Saudi Arabia’s first woman cabinet minister cannot appear on television without permission, a newspaper quoted her as saying on Tuesday.

Noura al-Faiz’s appointment in February as deputy minister for women’s education was hailed as a big step for the integration of women in conservative Saudi Arabia where a puritanical form of Islam bans women from driving, voting and mixing with unrelated men.

Mamata seeks Art 355 to check CPM Bengal terror

New Delhi, June 10: Even as Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee takes up the issue of post-poll political violence in the state and partisan relief distribution with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi, her senior leaders and MLAs met Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi and demanded promulgation of Article 355 of the Indian Constitution to stop state-sponsored terrorism.

Satyam profits rise 13 times in a month

Mumbai, June 10: Fraud-hit Satyam Computer Services Ltd, now controlled by Tech Mahindra Ltd, on Tuesday declared profits between October 2008 and February 2009.

Satyam said its profit rose 13-fold between January (Rs 4 crore) and February (Rs 52 crore). The company’s consolidated net profit was lower at Rs 160 crore. The firm said it made a net profit of Rs 181 crore in the quarter ended December 31, 2008.

On the BSE, shares of Tech Mahindra rose 25.4 per cent to Rs 744.20 per share, while Satyam rose 9.9 per cent to Rs 66.85.


Will Bips play a prostitute?

Mumbai, June 09: Looks like Bipasha Basu has managed to charm her director Sudipto Chattopadhyaya, whose bold film Pankh (starring Bips and Maradona Rebello) about a little boy in the film industry who masquerades as a girl to become a child star but later faces an identity crisis and eventually turns into a drug abuser.

Imran on his style, his gadgets

Mumbai, June 09: Imran Khan is checking his reflection in the mirror. Brows raised in concentration, he appraises his look for the first shot du jour.

The stylist has picked a layered T-shirt to go with a pair of white slim fit jeans and worn with a pair of black-and-white ankle-length sneakers. “Let’s rock ‘n’ roll!” says Khan when he’s finally satisfied with the look after a fair bit of tweaking.

Usher to dedicate a song to Mallika Sherawat

Los Angeles, June 09: Bollywood’s very own sex symbol, Mallika Sherawat has taken Los Angeles’ party circuit by storm and now R&B superstar Usher has decided to dedicate one of his songs to the glamorous actress.
Sherawat who is in Los Angeles working on her first Hollywood venture ‘Hisss’ met the Grammy winning singer at a local eatery and found him very handsome.

“Met Usher at LA’s Best Brunch! He’s very handsome. Oh My God! Usher’s promised to dedicate a song to me,” wrote the ‘Murder’ star on her Twitter web page.

Salman-Katrina’s sex video leaked out?

Mumbai, June 09: Media has got yet another spicy news to cook up with some more masala and flashed on the channels and at the same time give some headache to the broke-up couple, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. The couple who has made news very often for their on and off relationship has another problem to deal with. A sex video featuring characters resemblance to Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif has been played across Canada.