Pakistan’s New face – Hina Rabbani Khar

The world is talking about this young female leader of Pakistan. No prizes for guessing who she is! Hina Rabbani Khar, the current Foreign Affairs Minister of Pakistan, at 34, is the youngest politician in Pakistan to take on such a serious job.

Hina, (born on January 19, 1977), hails from a political family. She is the daughter of former Pak foreign minister Ghulam Noor Rabbani Khar and niece of Ghulam Mustafa Khar. Her father drove her into politics. It’s because of her political roots that she has often been referred as the next Benazir of the Pakistan. After Bhutto, Hina is the next female face of Pakistan known worldwide. 

This efficient and hardworking leader was also the first woman to present the budget speech in national assembly of Pakistan in 2009. A businesswoman by profession, Hina graduated from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She also holds a Masters degree from the University of Massachusetts, USA. Ask her seniors and they say she has all that it takes to be a leader.Her constant efforts and zeal to change the face of Pakistan has been appreciated worldwide. In 2008, she was named to the World Economic Forum’s list of young global leaders. Earlier she served as a State Minister for Economic Affairs and Statistics as National Assembly member of PML-Q in 2003-07.

A proud Pakistani from Multan, Hina is married to Feroze Gulzar, a businessman and enjoys riding, reading and travelling. She is also a member of the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) Pakistan. She is also a co-owner of the Polo Lounge, an upscale, popular restaurant located on the Lahore Polo Grounds.

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Jose Mourinho – Real Madrid’s Only Hope

After a series of bad performances and games lost, Real Madrid desperately needed a new coach who could change the game of the team and bring them wins. There could no one better than Jose Mourinho to take over this volatile position. His self-defined confident arrogance leaves him standing as the perfect man for the hot seat. Over the years Real has witnessed a succession of managers come and go. Now the biggest question is, will Mourinho be able to bring something new and exciting to one of the most storied soccer clubs in the world.

José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho has been credited for the Porto win in the domestic league for two consecutive years, along with the UEFA cup in 2003 and the UEFA champions league in 2004. Before that he won the Barclays premier league with Chelsea in 2005 & 2006; the series A with Internazionale in 2008 and the treble for Internazionale in 2009. With such record, there could be no one better that the club’s president, Florentino Pérez could have chosen.

Mourinho is known as someone to pin on your wall, an idol for the football worls. And because he is different, everything about the present Real Madrid is different too. For the first time, the superstar is on the bench. Mesut Ozil claims he joined Madrid to work with “the best coach in the world”. No one ever said that about Juan Ramón López Caro.

Real Madrid has been disappointing with their performance. The ‘biggest club of all’, as they call themselves, are not a big club at all. They went three years without a trophy of any kind and, despite spending €258m (£212m), they were left empty-handed. Meanwhile, Mourinho achieved with Internazionale what Madrid so desperately want to achieve: he won the European Cup and he defeated Barcelona. Read More!

Katrina-Deepika Cat Fight!

Cat fights have been a regular part and parcel of Bollywood. Our actresses over the years have kept this phenomenon alive. And off-late the contemporary actresses have done a great job, giving multiple Page 3 stories and gossips. One of the most talked-about cat fight off-late has been that between Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif. Though the two of them have clarified it many times that all the issues between them have been resolved and they don’t have any false feelings for each other, time again their attack on each other tell a different tale. 

A recent statement by Deepika, at a press conference promoting her next release Aarakshan, suggested that the fire of revenge is still burning between the two. When asked about her thought on the issue of reservation, Deepika indirectly took a dig at her arch rival Katrina over the Rahul Gandhi being ‘half-Indian’ comment. She said that it is a political issue and she does not want to comment anything on this. She also added that she would never make casual remarks on political matters thereby referring to Katrina.This statement will surely not go well with Katrina. Especially after her disappointment over Deepika’s statement, on a chat show, wanting to see Katrina’s passport.

It seems that the two Bollywood divas have reached a state where they cannot see eye-to-eye anymore. The animosity started when allegedly Ranbir Kapoor ditched Deepika for Katrina Kaif. Since then the two actresses have not been on talking terms.

Will Chelsea Pose a Threat to Man U this Season?

Till now, the football world was busy anticipating which player will stay or move on to which team. But with the end of the transfer window from August, the highlight is back to predict and anticipate which team will dominate the next playing season.

And the two big fishes emerging this season are Chelsea and Manchester United.

One of the most vital and frequently asked question is – will Andre Villas-Boas, the new coach of Chelsea bring in the habit of winning crucial matches to a team which desperately needs it? Can he achieve the same kind of success with the Blues that he has achieved with Porto?

Meanwhile, a highly satisfactory season by winning the Barclays Premier League (BPL) and securing 2nd place in the UEFA champion’s league, United will be looking to keep up their pace. The retirement of great players like Giggs and Van Der Sar might be the reason for doubts about United’s capability to field an equally strong side this season.

However, the football world cannot ignore the fact that right at the start of the season in 2010, experts had written off Manchester United as league contenders. And the results that the red devils got are a proof that they have a strong side. Read More!

Salman is the 'Khan'!!!

For all those people who predicted Salman’s downfall a few years back, look who’s having the last laugh now.

After box office hits Dabangg and Ready, Salman Khan is all set to reign over Bollywood by charging a record price of a stunning Rs. 10 crores for Boney Kapoor’s ‘No Entry Mein Entry, the sequel to Anees  Bazmee’s ‘No Entry’ (2005).

Bazmee and Salman have recently worked together for the successful movie Ready and that is one of the reasons for the producer’s eagerness to work with the superstud. And this wish was made true, all thanks to the efforts put in by film maker Boney Kapoor’s, who made sure that the actor gets on-board the project.

After his two recent hits, Salman has become the most bankable star of Bollywood and that is the reason why Bazmee and Boney (both had a problem with Salman recently) had to pay a huge amount for getting Salman ki Entry to the movie.

Reportedly, Boney used his close friend card and made sure that the actor doesn’t reject his venture and returns into the part of ‘No Entry Mein Entry. And Salman being the “Best Friend to have” didn’t disappoint Boney.

However, it was Salman’s manager Reshma Shetty and his sister, Alvira Khan, who reminded the actor that money is as important as friendship. And hence, Boney had to pay large sums of money to rope in Salman, his friend to the movie.

Mercury Retrograde on August 2, 2011

Mercury, the wise communicator and common con artist, will send communications, travel, appointments, mail and the Internet into snarls and a spin on August 2, 2011! This retrograde mode will last until August 26, 2011. The planet is described to be in retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac.

The key issue during this phase is going to be one of focus. Mercury’s retro phase tends to bring unforeseen changes and blockages, but the frustration that many of us experience during these periods is often due to our own inability to change along with change, so to speak. So, in short, one needs to be extremely focused on oneself and actions. Unresolved issues from the past tend to push themselves forward. Moreover, these experiences reveal flaws in our internal organisation as well as our external planning, which can make us feel inadequate. Some people actually prosper under a retrograde Mercury, especially if Mercury is retrograde but otherwise well-aspected in their birth charts. It is also a time when matters begun under a previous retro period will come to fruition or completion. Read More!

Saturn in Libra

On 15th November 2011, Saturn, the most dreaded planet after Rahu and Ketu changes signs from Virgo to Libra. Here’s a glimpse of what influences this may have on your career for the next two and a half years.

Aries: Wonderful prospects for career progression and advancement. You may expect a career change or a big jump. New opportunities are on the anvil. Some of you may also be able to start your careers or get into business and/or profession. Taurus: Far better results than Arians. Great career growth potential, wonderful desired job changes, positive changes or self adaptation in the work environment, classically good relations with colleagues and sub-ordinates.

Gemini: For you, this Saturn’s transit has no direct influence to your career or work environment as such, but you may probably be restricted in some manner in collecting or developing soft skills and creativity. You will have to be more patient with your training needs and processes.

Cancer: It seems that you will have a few more hurdles than normal in dispensing your duties at work, in career growth and development. Some unfortunate souls may also be witness to losing their jobs, career loss, resignation, or a slow start for some fresh aspirants.

Leo: Saturn in Libra may not allow you to put in full efforts to execute your duties and there may be some or the other delay, restriction or hurdle caused by colleagues, subordinates, married life disturbance in your career. You may have to travel a lot or commute more for work.

Virgo: Creativity or skills expansion are high on the cards adding to material wealth. Most of you will be able to grab better jobs with higher returns or more incentives. These two years will be the time to gather skills and do things which will form the base of your future career.

Libra: Most of you will be preoccupied with home, family and kids as well as high creativity and skills development to focus or acquire career benefits. You will not lose your job or career, but the focus shifts. Some of you will but be able to secure permanency in career. Read More!