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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pakistani Singer Ibrar ul Haq Again Live in Dubai on 24 October 2013 — at Wonderland Theme & Theme Park, Dubai.

Pakistani Singer Ibrar ul Haq Again Live in Dubai on 24 October 2013 —
at Wonderland Theme & Theme Park, Dubai.

Insha Ji Utho by Atif Aslam in Lux Style Award 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Salman plays a social crusader in Jai Ho

It's final now. Salman Khan's new film which opens on January 24 would be titled Jai Ho.

Confirming this, the film's director Sohail Khan says, "Yes, the film is entitled Jai Ho. Mental was only a working title. We always knew we'd change it. Jai Ho was a title that my father liked. Now by the grace of God, we're all set to release it on Jan 24."

A source close to the film says the title was seen to be apt for the occasion. "Mental was suggested by Salman. And everyone kinda liked it. But when the release date was fixed on Jan 24, Salim Saab felt the title needed to be more pertinent. Everyone suggested something patriotic to go with the Republic Day release. The film conveys a message about eradicating corruption and Salman plays a social crusader. Jai Ho would pitch Salman as a hero of the masses in a socially relevant theme."

Monday, October 14, 2013

Metallica Through the Never

Trip, a young roadie for Metallica, is sent on an urgent mission during the band's show. But what seems like a simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure.

Director:Nimród Antal

Writers:Nimród Antal, Kirk Hammett, 3 more credits »

Stars:Dane DeHaan, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fast & Furious 7 (2014)

After Dominic Toretto and his crew helped take down Owen Shaw, his brother Ian Shaw now wants revenge.

Director: James Wan
Writers: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson (characters)
Stars: Jason Statham,Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson 


Saturday, October 12, 2013

WAAR Movie Review – Its Not What You Might Have Percieved-Overall rating: 4/5

    Our Rating:
    Story: 3/5
    Direction: 4/5
    Acting: 4/5
    Visual Effects: 5/5
    Overall rating: 4/5

WAAR Movie Review – Its Not What You Might Have Percieved

The movie which has been scheduled to release since 2011, finally premiered at Atrium Cinema here in Karachi. The premiere show of WAAR, the directorial debut of Bilal Lashari was attended by the cast and other celebrities of Pakistan media industry. For general public, Waar will hit the cinemas all across the country on the first day of Eid ul Azha, i.e 15th October, 2013.

[ SEE Also: WAAR Movie Premiere Photos ]

WAAR is an action thriller loaded with amazing visual effects. The star cast of the movie includes Shaan on lead role, Ayesha Khan, Ali Azmat, Meesha Shafi, Shamoon Abbasi, Hamza Ali Abbasi, and few other actors.
Movie Plot

The movie is completely different from the perceptions which people build from the trailers. It is NOT about Pakistan Army, Talibans and War on Terror. The story revolves around a special agent Major Mujtaba (Shaan) and a counter terrorism department that detected threats to the country’s security. The department then makes efforts to avert possible attacks by terrorists. Mujtaba, who has a good record in conducting different operations for his country, offered the charge of this operation to deal with the threats.

Now when the “major terrorist attack” is planted through an Indian Agent Rammal (Shamoon Abbasi), Mujtaba took the charge to save his motherland. Javeria (Aisha Khan) and Ehtisham(Hamza Ali Abbasi) are the siblings who help Major Mujtaba in this operation. Javeria works at FIA, while her brother Ehtisham leads the field operation on ground.

Ali Azmat is playing the role of an honest politician who really wants to do something for his nation. Though he is a married and a righteous man, but he also keeps an intimate relationship with a girl named Zoya (Meesha Shafi). Zoya who works for an NGO, is actually an Indian agent. The main villain role is played by Shamoon Abbasi.
Technical Aspects and Visual Effects

Now, come to the technical aspects. The debutant Bilal Lashari has outdone himself as a director of a motion picture film. Lashari, started his career as a music video director and worked for some of the most remarkable and finest music videos. He has always set high goals to achieve for himself. For this movie, he deserves all the applauses for taking this great initiative; he has definitely become a proud asset of our entertainment industry and indeed for the country.

Thought the story line is not much strong but by using the modern visual effects technology, the movie has set some new standards in the industry. At times the pace of the movie slows down, and you feel boredom. Probably, the deletion of some extra scenes could have avoided this feeling.

Coming to the acting, Shaan has won the show along with Hamza Ali Abbasi, who impressed the audience with his amazing character. Ayesha Khan who played the role of an agent, can be seen doing some action sequences in the movie. In negative roles, Shamoon Abbasi and Meesha Shafi are worth watching. While frequently swearing words by Meesha Shafi entertain a large number of audience, few of the viewers get irritated by them.
Soundtrack of WAAR Movie

Talking about the soundtracks, Qayaas music with Umair Jaswal on vocals dominates the whole movie. There is another good track such as “Mauje Naina” taken from Coke Studio @ MTV.

Verdict for WAAR

No matter whether you agree with the story line narrated in movie or not, WAAR is one brilliant effort by the young film maker, Bilal Lashari and his supporters. It is truly a new face of Pakistani cinema and in our opinion this could be Pakistan’s official entry for Oscars. (Fingers Crossed for the next year nominations)

As the characters in the movie mostly talk in English, it might not be able to get great response among the masses in Pakistan and recover its cost which is exaggerated to 2 Million USD by the promoters.

The film is distributed by MindWorks Media in association with ARY Films and Mandviwalla Entertainment.

Shikari Shambu - A Comedy Malayalam Short Film with (English Subtitles) ...

Priyamvadha Katharayano? - MALAYALAM COMEDY SHORT FILM

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bhai's Another Car-Nama: Blasted car brand

Tuesday night turned nightmarish for Dabangg of Bollywood when his Range Rover ditched him mid-way and Salman has to board a rick to reach back his home.

This whole episode miffed Salman so much that he blasted the vehicle brand on twitter. Salman wrote `Meri bichari Range Rover ke hal kharab hai in last 1&1/2 yrs 9times brakepads hv failed 1bari pura suspension gaya or kal gadi he baith gayi (sic),`

Even while exhibiting his unhappiness about the customer support of the company Salman tweeted, `The company guys say it's a heavy car so the break pads vil wear off hehehe toh bus truck aur train n planes ka rose badalte hongay kinda pissed with the attitude ... they hv no concept of customer service.`

In his another tweet Salman tweeted about his rick-jaunt to his home and stated,"Kal raat ko jab gadi band padi had to take a rick home, really enjoyed the rickshaw ride : )...Been going on since a long time toh wanted to tweet this. Bus, aur batao kya haal hai?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Launch of Suzuki Access 125 Special BH Edition

Salman Launches the Being Human Special Edition Access Scooter for Suzuki Motorcycles — Suzuki-Being Human Tie up & “Apna Way of Life-Being Human” Access 

Heroes of Pakistan – 2013 Short Film Competition

Heroes of Pakistan – 2013 Short Film Competition

“New generation, against the traditions, is working effectively on fresh ideas and their work must be brought to view,” this was stated by Abbas Hashmi in an interview, who earlier announced a short film competition “Heroes of Pakistan” during the last week of August.

“Heroes of Pakistan” is initiated by SoundView, a prominent broadcasting company in America that distributes Pakistani and international channels there, and Green Card Capital, an investment company, Abbas Hashmi is the Chief Operating Officer of. This is the first ever edition of the competition. It has invited entries of short films of 1-5 minute duration. Competition is opened since 1st September, 2013 and the submission deadline is 31st October. Film makers of 18 and above age from all over Pakistan can participate in it by getting information from They have also given a Film Contest Promo Video for having an idea what kind of films can be made for the competition along with rules and regulations. The competition theme is “No Pain, No Gain”.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes are 1000 $, 500 %, and 250 $ respectively along with opportunity of production, and internship in the leading international channels run by SoundView in America.

“We usually find a hero in sports or showbiz but anyone around can be a hero if he/she has inspired us in one way or the other”, said Abbas Hashmi, talking to the press conference. Hero is a man/woman who has a deep effect on our life or personality, and can be an ordinary one and we want to attain the same height of character and/or fame, he/she has. Showbiz and sports celebrities are used to be the hero of millions but a friend, family member, acquaintance, mentor etc. is very rare to be someone’s hero. Heroes of Pakistan is actually homage to such unsung and anonymous great personalities.

Film and idea must be original with a solid lesson; in English, Urdu, or any other language (English subtitles will be a plus point); shot on High Definition video format; and suitable for family audience.

Heroes of Pakistan is an innovative idea never given before, providing a podium to youngsters who want to do something. Moreover, the top three lucky winners’ films will be on aired on international TV channels. This is a great motivation for film makers to not only participate in the competition but also work more and more creatively and brilliantly.

Film production, whether a tele – film or feature length, is a game of millions and involves of crew of hundreds which is quite impossible without a huge investment or funding by corporate sector. In these circumstances, short film competition like Heroes of Pakistan is a superb occasion for our aspiring film makers, giving them a chance to showcase their work and fulfilling the desire of film making as well with a small team and low investment.

Let’s see what kind of heroes our film makers bring into view in their own way and who are going to win the competition to become the real hero!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

PIA - Privatisation.

Looking for past glory

PIA chalks out plans to cut mounting losses as government moves forward to privatise the national flag carrier, writes Muzaffar Rizvi

Pakistan International Airlines, or PIA, is striving to get back in black as the new government has made its plan public to privatise the state-run carrier in a last ditch effort to restore its past glory. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the airline’s management to cut down its losses in the short term in order to make it a viable entity for privatisation.
It is an open secret that the airline has been put on the privatisation agenda under the recently concluded deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The sell-off of 26 per cent stakes in the national flag carrier to strategic investors by June 2014 is part of the Pakistan-IMF agreement for $6.4 billion loan that will ultimately help the government to save Rs36 billion annually of the national exchequer.

The PML (N) government is more than serious to revive the privatisation plan to dispose of around 35 public corporations during the next three years. The privatisation process has been initiated with PIA and the details for other state-run ‘unprofitable entities’ including Pakistan Steel Mills and Pakistan Railways will be made available in due course of time. These ‘unprofitable entities’ are inflicting losses of up to Rs500 billion annually on the national exchequer.

Aviation circles and analysts say the government has strong and valid reasons to privatise the airline due to its inconsistent performance and mounting losses. According to PIA’s own report, the airline has suffered losses amounting to Rs119.84 billion over the past 10 years. Flight delays and cancellations have become a norm as only 26 planes out of PIA’s total fleet of 32 are airworthy and the employees-to-aircraft ratio stands at 600 plus compared to the global average of 120.

There are no second opinions about the government’s decision to revive the national airline to provide better service to travellers and improve its image nationally and internationally. It may be a good idea to involve the private sector to turnaround the struggling national flag carrier, but the aviation circles say it would be an uphill task to find a ‘strategic investor’ who can bet on PIA’s revival with present unimpressive numbers in terms of its shrinking fleet, decreasing network, dwindling revenues and high operational cost.

Also, there is a stiff opposition from the airline’s 16,600 regular and 2,700 contractual employees to privatise the airline while the management has also become very active to save the national pride through a comprehensive plan that was submitted to authorities concerned for approval last week.

Positive on break even
PIA managing director Junaid Yunus, at a news conference last week, expressed optimism that the national flag carrier would attain break even in a year’s time. He said the management would work in coordination with the airline’s employees to stem the losses, start new flights in the 2013 winter schedule, cut fuel bills and introduce certain cost-cutting measures to push the airline back in black.

Yunus also made it clear that the airline could become self-sustainable in a year if it has a fleet size of 38 to 40 aircraft, He said the airline would purchase 10 narrow-body aircraft next year, which would further improve its fleet and revenue generation.

Analysts have termed the management’s steps as welcome news but said a lot of other drastic measures need to be adopted at the earliest to turn around the airline’s fortunes. They said the airline has a lot of potential to survive on its own, but there is need to bring the employees-to-aircraft ratio close to global average of 120 and for this purpose the management has to take tough decisions in the short run to make the airline efficient.

As currently there is no retrenchment plan, the employees-to-aircraft ratio is expected to be reduced only after the retirement of approximately 4,000 staff members in the next couple of years [with no new induction] that will have little impact on the airline’s balance sheet.

Apart from this, the airline’s fuel cost bill amounts to more than 50 per cent of its revenue generation, and it may be reduced with the induction of latest fuel-efficient aircraft. There is also need to renegotiate the airline’s debt payment as it has been paying Rs1 billion interest rate per month on the loans and installments of Exim Bank of US.

“PIA’s biggest challenge is perhaps not so much getting investors or other airlines to invest — the real challenge is convincing these parties that the airline has the mettle to allow a wide-ranging restructuring of its operations that inevitably means culling jobs, waste and driving greater efficiencies into its business,” Saj Ahmad, chief analyst at London-based StrategicAero Research firm, told Khaleej Times.

“It is not clear at all that PIA has or is willing to signal such a drastic change to whet investor appetite.”

Ahmad said aside from a huge capital investment requirement needed for new airplanes, PIA simply has too many people working for it. “Like Air India, it is a de facto state jobs programme but as costs balloon, one has to wonder just how long the Pakistani government can carry the financial weight of the airline.”

He said PIA has to address its excess staff policy, curtail waste and improve efficiencies before it can ever hope to break even, let alone make a profit. “Until such time, the airline recognises that it is more than a government arm providing jobs. Like Air India, the carrier has little commercial value and will have even less commercial success — it is sad to say, but both PIA and Air India resemble two sides of a coin that no one wants to touch — and rightfully so!”

Potential customers
Ahmad said one could argue that Emirates may be a candidate, especially since it was PIA that actually assisted in getting Emirates started back in the early 1980s, but Emirates has not followed other Arab airlines in buying stakes. Therefore, it could well be that the likes of Etihad, which has its fingers in many airline pies, will be a lead candidate to buy into PIA, just as it has done in India with Jet Airways.

“Qatar Airways has had its fingers badly burned by the Cargolux affair, and it’s clear they will want to avoid that sort of mess that PIA brings — they are happy to focus their integration in the Oneworld alliance with better quality airlines rather than saddle themselves with the bureaucratic and political corruption that PIA seems to wallow in,” Ahmad said.

Another aviation analyst, who declined to be named, considers Turkish and Malaysian airlines as other potential contenders for 26 per cent PIA stake with management control. “It is too early to expect an interest from potential international airlines in PIA. Nothing is going to happen anytime soon,” he said.

Aviation sources also hinted another option by saying that the government might consider an employee buyout as they already hold about 12 per cent stakes in the airline, however, this would be the least likely choice the government would like to exercise.

Muhammad Mashhood Tajwar, general manager public affairs at PIA, told Khaleej Times that the matter of privatisation is yet to be decided by the federal government.

About the key measures being introduced to improve financial position of the airline, he said various cost-cutting measures, both long and short term, are already under way by the present management.

“The steps include fuel savings, route rationalisation, reducing the number of executive positions at top, among others, that will help the airline get back in positive columns in days ahead,” he said.

In reply to a question, he said so far Rs7 billion have been provided by the government in bailout packages to PIA.

Tajwar was firm that the PIA management has no plan to retrench staff at the moment.

“Well there is not going to be any layoffs in PIA. However, rationalisation or right sizing exercises keeping in view the State Labour Laws of Compensations, are being carried out at foreign stations but no employee has been laid off so far,” Tajwar concluded.

Lull before the storm!

The week gone by witnessed the release of a Kapoor starrer [Shahid Kapoor], PHATA POSTER NIKLA HERO. And the coming week [midweek, actually!] will witness the release of yet another biggie that stars a Kapoor [Ranbir Kapoor], BESHARAM. Between these two films, a plethora of low cost films made into the cineplexes last Friday. Even though many of those sank without a trace, the only film that managed to garner some attention was WARNING.

Generally, whenever a biggie is slated for release, all films preceding it tend to get sidelined. In the case of BESHARAM, since the film is getting released on a Wednesday, all new releases have only 5 [five] days to prove their worth. With Reliance going all out to give BESHARAM a wide release, releasing it in a staggering 3600 screens [the prospects of the same will be discussed next week], the only film that managed to catch some attention was WARNING, but the overall business remained low.

It's the 'lull before the storm' kind of situation right now. With BESHARAM releasing on October 2, a national holiday, the cinegoers are but naturally geared up for this wholesome entertainer. Till then, it's GRAND MASTI [at single screens mainly] and THE LUNCHBOX [at plexes of urban centres] that are luring audience to theatres.

Miss Philippines, Megan Young, wins the 2013 Miss World

Miss Philippines, Megan Young, wins the 2013 Miss World


Saturday, September 28, 2013

By M A J I D Muhammad: Bill Gates admits using `Control-Alt-Delete` for l...

By M A J I D Muhammad: Bill Gates admits using `Control-Alt-Delete` for l...: Bill Gates admits using `Control-Alt-Delete` for login was a mistake Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has confessed that setting 'Contr...


Bill Gates admits using `Control-Alt-Delete` for login was a mistake

Bill Gates admits using `Control-Alt-Delete` for login was a mistake

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has confessed that setting 'Control-Alt-Delete' as a way to log in to Windows was a mistake.

According to Fox News, during a talk at Harvard, Gates said that there was an option to make a single button for such a command, but the IBM keyboard designer didn't want to give Microsoft one.

He said that something had to be done with the keyboard that was signaling to a very low level of software, to bring in the operating system one expects, instead of a funny piece of software that looks like a log in screen, and then listens to the password, adding that it was a mistake.

David Bradley, a designer of the original IBM PC, invented the ' Control-Alt-Delete' combo, the report said.

Bradley said that he may have invented it but it was Gates who made it famous.

He himself admitted that he did not know why they used the same command for log in, which was used to restart the computer, the report added.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How to Unprotect an excel sheet without password (SOLVED 100% Working) by rafomac

This document will tel you how to unprotect an excel spread sheet without having the password
In case of a password protect worksheet you are unable to Edit the data on the Excel Sheet. If you do not Remember the Password or do not know the password to unprotect the sheet just follow the below simple steps.
Press ALT +  F11 or click on View Code in Developers Tabs
In the Above White Space Enter the below Code. Do not change the code just copy paste:
Sub PasswordBreaker()
    'Breaks worksheet password protection.
    Dim i As Integer, j As Integer, k As Integer
    Dim l As Integer, m As Integer, n As Integer
    Dim i1 As Integer, i2 As Integer, i3 As Integer
    Dim i4 As Integer, i5 As Integer, i6 As Integer
    On Error Resume Next
    For i = 65 To 66: For j = 65 To 66: For k = 65 To 66
    For l = 65 To 66: For m = 65 To 66: For i1 = 65 To 66
    For i2 = 65 To 66: For i3 = 65 To 66: For i4 = 65 To 66
    For i5 = 65 To 66: For i6 = 65 To 66: For n = 32 To 126
    ActiveSheet.Unprotect Chr(i) & Chr(j) & Chr(k) & _
        Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & Chr(i3) & _
        Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)
    If ActiveSheet.ProtectContents = False Then
        MsgBox "One usable password is " & Chr(i) & Chr(j) & _
            Chr(k) & Chr(l) & Chr(m) & Chr(i1) & Chr(i2) & _
            Chr(i3) & Chr(i4) & Chr(i5) & Chr(i6) & Chr(n)
         Exit Sub
    End If
    Next: Next: Next: Next: Next: Next
    Next: Next: Next: Next: Next: Next
End Sub

If you cannot Copy  Paste then CLICK HERE to Download as Text File 

(May be you need to verify your mobile number or need to complete a survey.)

Now Click on the Run Button or press F5:

And there you go the sheet is unprotected for you now. Also you would be getting a message in the pop up window.
This Message is contains the password which can be used to unprotect the other sheets in the same workbook.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

BBM available on Android and iPhone devices

BBM available on Android and iPhone devices

After months of waiting, iPhone and Android users will soon be able to download the iconic messaging application: BlackBerry Messenger (BBM).

An official statement from BlackBerry, formerly known as RIM (Research in Motion), confirms that BBM will be available to download on Android and iPhone operating systems on September 21 and 22, respectively.

Formerly exclusive to BlackBerry, the app will be free to download in Google Play and the App Store. Every BBM user will have a unique PIN that maintains their privacy, so using phone numbers or email addresses to add new contacts will not be necessary.

BBM will be available as a free download for Android smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. For iPhones running iOS 6 and iOS 7, BBM will become available for each market on the App Store from 12:01am local time.

“BBM is a very engaging messaging service that is simple to use, easy to personalise and has an immediacy that is necessary for mobile communications,” says Andrew Bocking, executive vice-president for BBM at BlackBerry.

“With more than one billion Android, iOS and BlackBerry smartphones in the market, and no dominant mobile messaging platform, this is absolutely the right time to bring BBM to Android and iPhone customers.”

In June, when the application was anticipated to be released on both operating systems, thousands of users were scammed by a bogus version of BBM. An application, called ‘blackberry messenger bbm,’ created by developer RIM, was available on Android’s Google Play store at the time.

Google eventually had it removed, but not before 100,000 Android users downloaded it.

Salman to launch Salman Khan Productions

Salman to launch Salman Khan Productions

Salman Khan is all set to take his mammoth stardom to another level. He will now launch his own production house 'Salman Khan Productions' with a remake of Subhash Ghai's Hero, the which had launched Jackie Shroff's career as a leading man.

With this project Salman would finally branch out into independent production house separate from the film produced by his two brothers.

Says a source, "Salman's brothers Sohail and Arbaaz have their own production houses. While Salman would remain closely associated with his brother's production, he would now launch his own production house 'Salman Khan Productions' with a remake of Hero. Salman secured the remake rights from his friend Subhash Ghai almost a year back and confided in him that he would start 'Salman Khan Productions' with Hero."

Salman has also asked Subhash Ghai to compose the music of the new-millennium Hero. And since Ghai cannot say no to Salman (nobody says no to Salman) he has agreed to officially turn composer. (A lot of Ghai's music in the past was ghost-composed by him).

It's reliably learnt that Ghai refused to part ways with the title Hero for Jackie's son Tiger's launch film. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala who's launching Tiger had to settle for the title Hero-panti.

Says a source close to the project, "The people behind Tiger's launch including his father Jackie, a close friend of Subhash Ghai, has earnestly requested for the title Hero. But Ghai had no choice but to turn Jackie down because he was committed to giving over the rights of Hero to Salman Khan. Salman told Subhash Ghai he wanted to start his own production house with a bang. He also confided in Ghai that he would launch Aditya Panscholi's son Sooraj and Suniel Shetty's daughter Athiya in his home production."

Both the youngsters are currently undergoing rigorous training to start shooting for Hero.

Said Sooraj's proud father Aditya Panscholi, "We couldn't have hoped for a better launch for our son."

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Salman Khan Welcomes Bigg Boss 7 Contestants

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Salman Khan Welcomes Bigg Boss 7 Contestants Posted by: youmajid
( Being Salman Fan ) September 16, 2013 in Bigg Boss 7, News The seventh season of the highly anticipated reality-drama series Bigg Boss finally aired last night, and opened to a billion viewers glued to their screens across the country. The shot opened to a dual graphic screen – the left side showed the reaper, leaving no doubt that way led to hell; the right side showed an angel suspended mid-air, leading the way to heaven. Enough said about the graphics. The viewer then go to the see the stage, which created to complement the opening graphics and the overall theme of this year’s ‘Bigg Boss’ – Heaven and Hell. Though a lot smaller than the last season’s, the stage this time amanged to be big enough for Salman Khan’s ‘Dabangg’ entry. The superstar showed his hellish side after walking through staged flames. and pausing to say the famous lines – “Hum tum mein itne ched karenge, ki confuse ho jaoge ke …” from the mega-hit ‘Dabangg’. Sitting behind a mirror, the camera moved one side to show his angelic side and on the other, a darker version. The set-up was replete with dancing ‘angels’ from Hell and Heaven, flames, stars, and whathaveyou. The opening episode, as always, had the viewers eager to know who the 15 contestants willing to stay in the Bigg Boss house for 104 days under 74 cameras, were. In case you missed it on television, it’s all here. Tanishaa Mukerji: After her own opening performance amongst dressy dancers and suspension cables, entered Tanishaa Mukerji, Kajol’s sister and daughter of noted actors Shomu and Tanuja Mukherjee. After a barely there Bollywood career, Tanishaa entered Bigg Boss after reportedly having many-a-discussions with her star ‘parivaar’. Facebookers are calling this her ‘last chance’. Hmm.. VJ Andy: After a successful stint on Channel V’s ‘Dare to Date, VJ Andy is back to thrill. Wit, humour and sarcasm with expressions galore is how he plans to entertain. Salman Khan in, fact commented that he may be here replacing last season’s Imam Siddique. Fans on Facebook seems to agree too with comments like “he’s so funny like Imam”, “Imam part 2″, and one person even ‘hoping’ he won’t repeat what Imam did. Andy along with Tanishaa were made to pair for what Salman called ‘JJ’, short for ‘Jallad Jodi’. Their task – to choose who goes to hell’s side or heaven’s, in the Bigg Boss house. Hell’s side had Indian style toilets and other such amenities from an age when technology was missing, while heaven’s side was the exact opposite. Pratyusha Banerjee: Pratyusha’s claim to fame was playing the role of ‘Anandi’ in the daily soap ‘Balika Vadhu’. She later quit the show which was reason for a lot of controversy. Gauhar Khan: With her own reality TV show on UTV Bindaas called ‘Khan Sisters’, and an item song ‘Jhalla Walla’ in ‘Ishaqzaade’, it was hard to not see the fiesty wannabe actress in the Bigg Boss house. Apurva and Shilpa Agnihotri: This TV star couple went underground for quite a while only to emerge on-screen last evening. They were in the news recently for allegedly havign tested positive for drugs at a rave party. Kamya Punjabi: Kamya has played the roles of popular vamps on television including OK’s ‘Do Dil Ek Jaan’, which she quit to come to Bigg Boss. Hazel Keech: Hazel was last spotted in Salman’s and Kareena’s ‘Bodyguard’. Salman was spotted pulling her leg suggesting she was overweight and in quite a bit of need to learn Hindi. Rajat Rawail: Rajat’s acquaintance with Salman guaranteed him a spot on the show. He apparently produced Salman’s film ‘Ready’ and was, in fact, even a part of ‘Bodyguard’. Ratan Rajput: Ratan starred in the hit soap ‘Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo’ and was also spotted on Swayamvar’s Season three where she chose a partner, but didn’t marry. Kushal Tandon: Kushal was seen on Nach Baliye 5 with his girlfriend Elena Boev. The couple has reportedly quit the relationship. Kushal also starred in ‘Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai’. Elli Avram: This Swede is new to Bollywood and her first movie includes Mickey Virus, opposite Manish Paul slated for release soon. Sangram Singh: A familiar face, this Haryana-bred body builder jatt is Payal Rohatgi’s live-in boyfriend, and has worked in Bigg Toss, Survivor India, and Sach Ka Saamna. Armaan Kohli: Armaan stands out for his role in ‘Jaani Dushman – Ek Anokhi Kahaaani’, which didn’t lead him to steady acting career. Anita Advani: Her claim to fame? She was Rajesh Khanna’s live-in partner, for many years. She was in the news not only for her association to the legendary actor but also after she was refused any settlement money by Dimple Kapadia, who married Rajesh Khanna in ’73. There are reports of even Manisha Koirala joining the Bigg Boss house. This might be a refreshing change for the actress who recently battled cancer and survived. Did we mention that Akshay Kumar also managed to stop by and promote his similar sounding movie ‘Boss’. He did, and even danced and sang a song from his movie. The singing won’t be missed but he sure did light up the stage. Do we really think Andy is the next Imam? Or is it just the similarity in dressing and an outgoing personality? Will Apurva and Shilpa Agnihotri be able to last long in the house after staying on different sides? Will Gauhar Khan end up fighting with Shilpa considering one’s fiesty and the other thinks she’s cat’s whiskers? Will Tanishaa or for that matter Andy give the Bigg boss house it’s first TRP-laden fight? Will Ratan only make it to the sidelines or there more to her petite frame? What are your predictions for the next epidose? Are you happy with the contestants? Let us know. -

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Word 2010: Word Art

Word 2010: Paragraph Formatting

How to use multilevel numbered headings in Word 2013

Creating and fixing multi-level numbered headings in Word might seem to be a bit tricky business for the first time users. Nevertheless, if you know the correct procedure, this would cease to be a problem. The following procedure may help you in this regard:

The Procedure

Firstly, we will define the multilevel numbering for the heading levels using Multilevel List feature.
1.     Open the Word document in which you want to apply numbered headings.
2.     From the Word Ribbon, under the tab Home and within the group Paragraph, click the Multilevel List icon multi list button .  A drop-down menu appears.
(Click the image to view in full screen)
define new multi level list
2.     From the drop-down menu, select the option Define New Multilevel List (at the bottom of the menu). The “Define New Multilevel List” dialog box pops up.
3.     Click the More button  (Picture1)  available at the bottom of the dialog box. The dialog box expands to show additional fields (see below image).
define new multi level list dialog
Create First Level Heading   (or define number format for the first level heading)
4.     Click level “1” from Click level to modify selection box (on the top left hand side of the dialog box).
5.     From the drop-down list named Link level to style, select “Heading 1”.  This way, you are linking heading level “1″  (that you will use in your document) to Word’s default Heading 1 style from the Styles gallery. Later, you can modify style for each heading as you wish.
6.     In this step, enter a numbering format for your heading level 1 in the field Enter formatting for number from the drop-drop-down list Number style for this level. So, the format you select from the drop-down list will appear in the Enter formatting for number field. You can delete the default number format appearing in the Enter formatting for number field and choose your own.
a.    You can reset the value in the Enter formatting for number field by selecting a value from the spin box Start at.
b.    If you find the field Number style for this level as disabled, clear the check box Legal style numbering.
Creating Second Level Heading
7.     Similarly, select level “2” from Click level to modify selection box.
8.     Link level 2 to Word’s default Heading 2 by selecting “Heading 2” from the Link level to style drop-down list.
9.     Delete whatever appears (by default) in the field Enter formatting for number to apply a new number format. From the field Include level number from, select Level 1 (as a prefix) for the second level heading. Apply a dot (.) or anything you would like after the prefix number. I prefer a dot.
10.     After a dot (.)select a numbering format for the Level 2 heading (e.g. 1.1). You are done.
11.     Similarly, you can keep adding levels as needed. While creating the third heading, select Level 1 and Level 2 headings as prefixes from the Include Level Number from field and then select a number format for the Level 3 heading (e.g. 1.1.1 ).
The following example shows how to construct the Heading level 4.
Once you are done with defining number format for all the headings, you can view the same being updated in the Styles gallery, under the tab Home, within the group Styles in the Ribbon. Or, you can open the Styles window by pressing Shift+Ctrl+Alt+S.
Now, select text in your document (which you want as a heading) and then click the relevant heading style (which you have just created) from the Styles gallery.
Please note that you may not see all the  multilevel heading levels (that you have just created) in the gallery depending on the configuration of the Style Pane Options. You can open the Style Pane Options dialog box by clicking the Options link available at the bottom of the Styles gallery pane. See below image.
The Style Pane Options window appears. Click Select styles to show drop-down list and select the option All Styles from the list. Click OK. Now you can view all the 9 heading levels with multilevel numbering in the Styles gallery.
Modify the appearance of the headings
You can modify the style (font, numbering, etc.) of the headings from the styles gallery by selecting Modify from the right-click menu of each heading and then clicking the Untitled button from the Modify Style dialog box.
For example, if you want your Heading 1 to have font “Cambria”, font size “14″, Bold, color Blue then configure these in the Modify Style dialog box as shown in the following screenshot.
You can also apply these style by clicking the Format  button available at the bottom of the Modify Style dialog box and then clicking the Font from the sub-menu. This will display the Font dialog box where you can apply font styles for Heading 1.
Similarly, you can modify other properties of the headings by selecting the appropriate options from the Format sub-menu.
Please let me know in the comment section if you have any difficulty understanding the procedure or if you have any other queries. Thank you.