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25
Sep
08

The (tight) lip service

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gillani has put a clamp on Pakistani ministers on issuing political and strategic statements from now onwards. Only Sherry Rehman, Minister of Information, or Akram Shaheedi, Pakistan’s Information Secretary, would be entitled to issue statements in the future.

In another similar development, all Pakistani private channels have voluntarily stopped airing Taliban comments on the continued military operation in different parts of the North-West Frontier Province bordering Afghanistan. Under this change, the channels will not air views of the Taliban leadership against the ongoing offensive.

Anchors at Dawn News and Aaj TV were seen calling the militants as ‘Taliban’ and reporting solely on the military progress and activities.

This is a complete turn over from the same media houses that have largely been skeptical of the Armed Forces offensive against (as they used to put it) alleged terrorists in the North. One might wonder what ever happened to that point of view now that they all have voluntarily decided to ban any pro-taliban stance what so ever. Perhaps they were paid the right price this time around.

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26
Jul
08

Guess what’s the latest in spa pampering? Fish Pedicures!!!

Would you ever put your foot in to a fish bowl and let the fish nibble on your toes and skin?

The sensible answer to this, one might wonder, would be NO but hold up; fish pedicure is the most recent addition to spa treatments and is gaining massive popularity! No this is no joke. I’m serious! Dead serious!

What a unique alternative to the razors used for scraping away dead skin is this! And the way it works is simple. You put your foot in the water and the little fish called garra rufa aka Doctor Fish get to work. They nibble on the dead skin, cleaning it all away as that is their food source so to speak. Do they bite? Not at all. They got no teeth you see so its perfectly safe and all who have tried it have loved it stating the experience to be slightly ticklish.

Wonder if this would come over to Pakistan!

Click here to read more

23
Jul
08

Alison Nelson :: The Fashionable Chocolate!

Alison Nelson Chocolate Bars

Image courtesy of Alison Nelson Website

You might never taste chocolate in the same light after savoring an Alison Nelson Chocolate Bar, a chain of gourmet cocoa emporiums!

Make way for the utterly fashionable trend in the luxurious chocolate market today for Alison Nelson is coming to town!

The venture is being set up in India and Pakistan thanks to a partnership with Dubai based HFK General Trading.

The Alison Nelson chocolate bar is an amazing brand and a unique concept that offers no only a chocolate cafe, but also a fresh, vibrant blend of fashion and art, which is exactly what our customer is looking for. I am sure it is going to be an unprecedented success.

Hassan Khan, CEO: HFK General Trading

Known for its cocoa and unusual flavor combinations such as ‘salty pretzel’ and ‘malted milk’, Chocolate Bar employs an artful approach, using graffiti-influenced chocolate-bar wrappers designed by iconic New York-based artists.

Consumers will join Chocolate Bar’s A-list fans such as celebrity Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johanson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Uma Thurman, who all rave about the presentation and most of all the adventurous flavor combinations: Nelson’s boutiques prove that the
world’s favorite sweet goes with everything: at the sleek outlet in New York’s upscale Henri Bendel store, a typical sandwich is made from a melted dark 72% chocolate bar dabbed with olive oil and sea salt. Gourmet chocolate from high-quality cocoa beans can be eaten, drunk, or even used in the
store’s own line of cocoa-based beauty products.

Yummylicious!

So will the new trend in the chocolate market jolt already present icons like Patchi and the Chocolate Fondue Fountain in Karachi?

Only time will tell!

Related Links:

Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar to Open First Gourmet Concept Stores in Pakistan [ Pakistan Daily ]

Alison Nelson Official Site [ Alison Nelson Chocolate Bar ]

22
Jul
08

WeCite Link-Fest

Britney working on new album [ Todays Zaman ]

Super cinema excitement in full swing [ Lahore Metblogs ]

Spanish police discover 400 websites inciting anorexia [ Terranet Plus ]

Supermodel Kate Moss makes brain-damage claims [ Stuff ]

Miley Cyrus wants to do Sex and the City for teens [ Holly Wire ]

Madonna, Britney joining forces again [ MSN Entertainment ]

New iPhone music to your ears [ Stuff ]

Tom Cruise for Top Gun sequel? [ Times of India ]

Don’t look if you are afraid of snakes [ Bella Sugar ]

Terminator Salvation Trailer [ Pop Therapy ]

21
Jul
08

The Dark Knight smashes records!


All the hype and the trailers had us all convinced that Batman would be big… but we didn’t know it would be THIS big! The Dark Knight has posted the biggest box office opening ever over the weekend! The film snatched more than $155 million, overtaking Spider-Man 3 ($ 151.1 million) from last year.

And that ain’t all folks! The Dark Knight also broke Spider-Man 3’s IMAX record. The caped crusader already set a record for its opening day haul. According to the acclaimed box office tracker Media By Numbers:

“DARK KNIGHT” RECORDS THUS FAR (IN ORDER OF OCCURRENCE):

1 – LARGEST NUMBER OF OPENING THEATRES WITH 4,366 (MORE THAN THE 4,362 DEBUT THEATRES OF “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END IN 2007).

2 – BIGGEST MIDNIGHT PREVIEW GROSS WITH $18.489 MILLION IN 3,040 THEATRES (THIS BEATS “STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH” AND ITS $16.9 MILLION IN 2,915 THEATRES IN 2005).

3 – BIGGEST IMAX MIDNIGHT PREVIEWS SET AN NEW RECORD WITH $640,000 (THIS AMOUNT WAS APPROPRIATELY INCLUDED IN THE $18.489 MILLION PREVIEW NUMBER).

4 – BIGGEST SINGLE-DAY GROSS IN BOX-OFFICE HISTORY WITH $67.850 MILLION (THIS BESTS THE $59,841,919 SET BY “SPIDER-MAN 3” IN 2007).

5 – BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND GROSS IN BOX-OFFICE HISTORY WITH $155.340 MILLION (THIS BESTS THE $151,116,516 SET BY “SPIDER-MAN 3” IN 2007).

6 – BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND GROSS FOR AN IMAX RELEASE IN BOX-OFFICE HISTORY WITH $6,214,061 MILLION IN 94 THEATRES ($66,107 PER-THEATRE!) (THIS BESTS THE $4.7 MILLION SET BY “SPIDER-MAN 3” IN 2007) – IMAX SHOWING AT FULL CAPACITY $1.9 MILLION ON SATURDAY ALONE.

Need we say more?

Coming soon to a cinema screen near you!

21
Jul
08

Fragrance Launches 2008

A while back Fauzan and Selina compiled a list of events that will happen in the future till the 23rd century. Well I am not going to make any such claims but what I will share with you is an article on one of my fav websites ALL ABOUT THE PRETTY that lists down all the fragrances that are set to make their name in the market this year. It’s a long but mouthwatering list nonetheless so as the website says: II suggest you get a fabulous journal, a beautiful pen, a great cup of tea, start making your list, and checking it twice.

There are separate lists for pour homme and pour femme launches as well as unisex fragrances. I am putting in the list for the current month of July while you can check out the rest at the link here.

July 2008

Women’s Launches

B-spot by Benefit
Covet Pure Bloom by Sarah Jessica Parker

David Yurman by Clarins,

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Fig by Marc Jacobs

Gardenia by Marc Jacobs

Geisha Blanche Eau de Parfum from Aroma M Perfumes

Jeanne Lanvin by Lanvin

Lavender Joyful Mood Touch by L’Occitane.

Roses des 4 Reines Fragrance Touch by L’Occitane.

Sensuous by Estée Lauder

Men’s Launches

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Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy Men

Unisex

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14
Jul
08

WeCite Link-fest

New Yorker Cover

New Yorker cover shows Muslims, US flag burning, Osama-loving, Fist-bumping Obama! [ Huffington Post ]

iPhone 3G: great for new buyers, but upgraders beware! [ About.Electronics ]

Miley Cyrus Caught Up In Snap Scandal – Again! [ Female First ]

Fashion’s gone bulletproof for the super rich! [ The Economic Times ]

This Week’s Fab Favorite: Anne Hathaway Does Black and White Just Right! [ Fabsugar ]

Sex curse found at ancient Cyprus site [ ABC News ]

Aisam enters doubles final in US! [ Dawn ]

Salman Rushdie sets his sights on the ‘Bollywood Jordan’ [ This is London ]

Michael Caine: ‘Ledger Will Land An Oscar Nomination’! [ Female First ]

Lust in space: NASA must iron out the kinks in space sex if man is to settle on Mars! [ Telegraph ]

‘World’s oldest blogger’ dies at 108! [ ABC News ]

Blackberry Thunder: First Live Pictures! [ Slippery Brick ]




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