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Wednesday

PTCL Broadband ‘National Package’ – 256kbps in Rs. 299 - PTCL Broadband Packages details

PTCL Broadband 'National Package' – 256kbps in Rs. 299 - PTCL Broadband Packages details

At this PAkistan Day, PTCL has introduced a new broadband package for it's low end user. With the launch of 'National Package' PTCL welcomes those who are unable to pay higher charges for the existing broadband packages. With this launch, 256 Kbps data rate is offered to the customers at Rs. 299 / month with 1Gb download limit.

Existing customer can also avail this package but they have to pay one time charges of Rs.1500 as downgrade charges.

Though low-priced, but the package seems to be a total crap and i wonder who was behind the idea! 1GB bandwidth limit on 256KBPS broadband! One can easily consume this in less then a week only by browsing.

Below are the total PTCL Broadband packages now available for customer;

256Kbps @Rs 299 (Limited download with 1 Gb)
1Mb @Rs 1199
2Mb @Rs 1499
4Mb @Rs 1999
6Mb @Rs 4999
8Mb @Rs 6999
10Mb @Rs 9999

Benefits and key Highlights:

Range of available Data rates from 256Kbps to 10Mbps to suite customers unique requirements and needs accordingly
PTCL Broadband service is available in over 1000 cities and towns across the country.

Increasing the horizon offered to broadband customers through providing broadband service to customers with low spending preferences

Adding a new dimension of volume based packages in the PTCL services across all regions of the country

Offering Wifi services over low priced affordable volume based pacakge

Seamless experience when streaming and downloading movies, TV shows and music files etc

Access to rich HD multimedia resources over the internet

Access to PTCL Smart TV

Access to free movies, music, classical Pakistani plays, famous cricket matches, educational and religious contents exclusively for PTCL broadband customers on 'Buzz' broadband web infotainment portal.

Sunday

Princess Annie Work With Shahrukh Khan (King Khan) In “Gabru Jawan” Movie

Princess Annie Work With Shahrukh Khan (King Khan) Bollywood king khan: Pakistani Singer Annie Khalid have a shoot with SRK Bollywood most expensive actor.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi joins PTI, Jalsa Jaloos Rally at Ghotki with Imran Khan Pakistan Tahreek e insaaf

.::Shah Mahmood Qureshi joins PTI::.

Ghotki: Former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has announced to join Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf here in a rally in Ghotki on Sunday.

Addressing to public gathering here Qureshi said that in presence of Asif Ali Zardari Pakistan's atomic was program safe. He added that he would tell the reason in Karachi meeting on December 25.

"Sindh belongs to Sindhis," he said. He added that the politician have divided Sindh for their personal interest.

Earlier, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Imran Khan said in his address that he has came Ghotki to invite Shah Mahmood Qureshi to join his party.
Imran said that time has come fro a revolution in Pakistan, adding that he said, "it is time to build new Pakistan."

"Our sovereignty is being voilated by Nato," Imran said. He added that US or Pakistan could not win ongoing war in the region.

Saturday

Reema Khan wedding marriage Mehndi Baraat snaps photo Dr. Tariq Shahab (Pictures)


So, the good news is that beautiful, glamorous and pretty famous Pakistani film actress and director Reema Khan is finally tying the knot.Well! Her soon-to-be-hubby is neither a singer nor an actor or director, he is actually a Doctor from America named as Dr. Tariq Shahab.

What we are hearing is that the Mayon ceremony is going to take place on 15th November i.e tomorrow. The news has not been broken though but it is obvious that she would have planned to do it months back or maybe weeks back but today as reported by several online publications, it became the talk of people that finally Reema is getting married with Dr. Tariq Shahab.

It is also interesting to note that the reports of "Reema marrying Dr. Tariq" were floating for quite sometime. But now it seems very much obvious that there is something definitely happening.


After her Rukhsati, Reema would have a stay at America. The decided date for Reema's Rukhsati is set on 18th November. Reportedly, the Lollywood Queen is also in America right now with her family.

So let's wish our filmstar Reema best of luck for her marriage and life ahead.

Lollywood's very own Style Icon and Barbie, Actress turned Director Reema Finally got married to a Pakistani born American Cardiologist Dr. Tariq Shahab on November 18.

The event was a family function and not covered as a breaking story as it could be if happened in Pakistan.

Reema herself looks gorgeous on the dream day of her life. Rewaj wishes her lots of happiness in the life ahead.

May God bless the couple.

Lollywood Barbie doll Reema Khan, the bride and Dr. Tariq Shahab, the bridegroom attired in their traditional wedding dresses arrived at the 'Rukhsati' ceremony being held at Tysons Corners local hotel in the US State Virginia, Geo News reported.

Reema Khan had officially tied knot with the American cardiologist surgeon Dr. Tariq Shahab Wednesday in Virginia court. Sources said the Nikkah took place at a local court in Virginia according to American law, while 'Rukhsati' ceremony is underway today at Tysons corner's local hotel.

Besides the relatives of the bride and bridegroom's families, friends also attended this ceremony. Conspicuous among those was Lollywood actress Meera who had specially arrived for attending this event.

Reema a mix of beauty and brain, who ruled the Pakistan film industry for nearly two decades, talking to Geo News said that she had left the film industry 8 years ago and now she is focussed on TV shows. Reema said that her 'Walima' ceremony would be held in Lahore.






















Thursday

Top 10 Destinations for Holiday Lights Christmas - From dazzling Disney displays to brilliant boat parades, these 10 destinations mark a spectacular start to the holiday season.

The holidays are just around the corner, and there's nothing like an electrifying display of holiday lights to charge you up for the season and zap you with that jolly-good Christmas cheer. Luckily for us, there's no place in the world that does holiday lights quite like the good ol' U.S. of A., and we've rounded up a merry mix of small towns and sprawling cities that do it best.

From East to West, from dazzling Disney displays to brilliant boat parades, sparkling city skylines to mesmerizing megawatt-lined drives, when these top 10 destinations for holiday lights flip the switch, they mark the spectacular start to the holiday season, guaranteeing spectators a sparkling dose of over-the-top holiday spirit.

1. New York City, NY

The Big Apple is known for doing things bigger, better, and brighter, and the holidays are no exception, what with the city's wondrous window displays, holiday concerts and events, bustling holiday markets, ice-skating rinks, chestnut-roasting street vendors, and seemingly endless street-to-street stream of shining holiday lights.

While you can hardly turn the corner without glimpsing a generous glimmer, some illuminations are simply not to be missed: Start with Rockefeller Center's iconic towering tree, set aglow with some 30,000 bulbs that glisten down upon the ice-skating rink, bugling lit-up angels, and wide-eyed tourists through early January (lit November 30; free; www.rockefellercenter.com). Tree-lighting fixes (all free) abound – try the South Street Seaport (lit November 25; www.southstreetseaport.com), Lincoln Center (lit November 28, www.winterseve.org), Washington Square Park (lit December 7; www.washingtonsquarenyc.org), Bryant Park (lit November 29; www.bryantpark.org), or the Metropolitan Museum of Art (lit November 29; www.metmuseum.org); or, catch the lighting of the world's largest Chanukah menorah – at 32-feet high and 4,000 pounds – on the southeastern corner of Central Park on December 20. Other highlights include downtown's wonderful Winter Garden, where 45-foot-tall palm trees are offset by 100,000 white lights (lit November 29–January 8; free; www.artsworldfinancialcenter.com) and the dangling dozen of illuminated 14-foot stars at the Time Warner Center (now–January 3; free; www.shopsatcolumbuscircle.com).

Look to the city's outer boroughs, too, for unique takes on holiday lights: We especially like the ostentatiously decorated homes (expect larger-than-life motorized displays, inflatable decorations, and a gargantuan gaggle of glaring lights) in Brooklyn's Italian-American neighborhood of Dyker Heights (free). Overwhelmed on where to start? Sign up for an organized tour: CitySights NY offers 2.5-hour "Lights of the Holidays" tours of Manhattan (runs November 28–December 30, except Christmas; $44 adults, $34 kids ages 5 to 11; www.citysightsny.com), while A Slice of Brooklyn offers a Brooklyn-based "Christmas Lights and Cannoli Tour," on select dates in December ($55 adults; $45 children under 12; www.asliceofbrooklyn.com).


2. Newport Beach, CA

For more than a century, Newport Beach's "Christmas Boat Parade" has delighted spectators with a "Christmas-sea" feeling all its own. A fine flotilla of some 200 vibrantly decorated vessels, from multimillion-dollar yachts right down to simple canoes, glides through Newport Harbor as holiday music and costumed carolers fill the air with melodious merrymaking. The brilliant boat parade (it's the oldest one in the country) attracts close to a million viewers; it's held nightly from December 14 through December 18 and lasts about 2.5 hours – show up on the closing night for a fireworks finale. Viewing areas for the beaming 14-mile boat route are on the public beaches and establishments bordering the Balboa Peninsula, the Fun Zone amusement area (where you can hear live commentary from Captain Mike Whitehead, the official voice of the parade), and Balboa Island.

What's more, many harbor-front homeowners and businesses participate in the annual "Ring of Lights" contest, showcasing their own elaborate holiday displays, while providing a striking backdrop to the boat parade (free; www.christmasboatparade.com). Well worth a detour, the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside (set less than 50 miles away) is the setting for an extravagant showing of more than 3.6 million holiday lights in its "Festival of Lights" event; expect 400-plus animated figures, live reindeer, and even snow machine-produced flurries – come on opening night for a fireworks display, to boot (November 25-January 8; free; www.festivaloflightsca.com).


3. Walt Disney World

It's the happiest place on earth, and come Christmastime, it might just be the brightest place on earth, to boot! The Orlando area's Walt Disney World Resort makes a business of holiday lights magic, with its coup de grĂ¢ce event, "The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights," unfolding at Hollywood Studios. The theme park is blanketed by a staggering 5 million bulbs that sync up with animated displays for choreographed interpretations of holiday tunes – not to mention the artificial snow flurries, 3-D effects, and colorful decorations that crop up around every bend.

The exhibit – which began as an Arkansas family's home Christmas light display that had spiraled into a statewide attraction – was transported to the park in 1995 and Disneyfied to an almost unfathomable scale (now–January 7, closed December 8; standard park admission applies, $85 ages 10 and up, $79 ages 3 to 9, taxes additional). Tack on a visit to the Magic Kingdom, as well, where "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party" delights with live entertainment, a jolly holiday parade anchored by Santa himself, snowfall on Main Street, a holiday-themed light show on the Cinderella Castle (which is already draped with some 100,000 snow-white lights), and a fireworks finale (select nights from now–December 18; day-of event admission ticket is $62.95 ages 10 and up, $57.95 ages 3 to 9, taxes additional).

One thing's for certain: The old "'twas the night before Christmas" poem certainly doesn't apply here, because with all of these lights, it'd be impossible for a mouse (in this case, Mickey and Minnie both!) – or anybody else, for that matter – not to stir.


4. Denver, CO

If you can sneak in a Colorado ski vacation before the new year, don't miss a stopover in Denver, decked out with downright dazzling light displays during their "Mile High Holiday" events. December 2 and 3 see the "9NEWS Parade of Lights" march from the festively illuminated City and County Building (the city's largest lighting display, it's lit November 25) through the downtown Denver area, featuring nearly a million shiny lights, a dozen twinkling floats, soaring balloons, marching bands, and more (free; www.denverparadeoflights.com). Also pop by the Denver Botanic Gardens' "Blossoms of Lights" exhibition, where more than a million colorful holiday lights are integrated into the gardens, and further enhanced by extras like glistening ice sculptures and a strolling choir (December 2–January 1; $9.50 adults, $6.50 kids ages 3 to 12; www.botanicgardens.org). Meanwhile, the Denver Zoo's "Zoo Lights" event invites visitors to embark on a holiday lights safari – its 38 acres are embellished with more than 150 animated animal sculptures (December 9–January 1; $9 adults, $5 kids ages 3 to 11; www.denverzoo.org).

5. Chicago, IL

Chicago's frosty winter weather, festive events, and glittering lights make it a hotbed for holiday spirit. The 20th annual "Magnificent Mile Lights Festival" is at the city's celebratory epicenter, where more than a million lights on 200 trees flank the famous shopping strip, with hundreds of shop's holiday window displays adding to the appeal.

Don't miss stepping in to see Macy's 45-feet-high Great Tree, whose lights remain up through March 1 (free; www.themagnificentmile.com). Meanwhile, downtown's sparkling Christmas tree in Daley Plaza has been prettifying this plaza for 98 years; a Santa's workshop for the kids and German-style Christmas market ensure the square is positively brimming with holiday cheer (remains lit through January 8; free).

6. Branson, MO

Nestled in southwestern Missouri's scenic Ozark Mountains, the city of Branson transforms into a veritable winter wonderland each holiday season, bursting at the seams with lavish light displays and dozens of Christmas spirit-infused shows and events. For the most gleeful glitz, head to the 1880s-style theme park Silver Dollar City, site of "An Old Time Christmas," with an elaborate light-and-music show showcasing no fewer than 4 million radiant lights and 1,000 decorated Christmas trees. Highlights include the musically inclined 5-story Special Effects Christmas Tree, which, along with the surrounding square, beams with over a million lights that "dance" to select Christmas tunes; there's also a holiday light parade with light-embellished musical floats that runs twice each evening (now–December 30, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas; park admission of $55 adults and $45 ages 4 to 11 applies; www.silverdollarcity.com).

Shift gear for some yuletide cheer at the "Branson Area Festival of Lights Drive-Through," a mile-long drive set aglow with some 175 luminous displays (now–January 2; $12 per vehicle; www.explorebranson.com), or opt for the "Trail of Lights," winding through a 160-acre historic homestead, complete with themed sections, holiday music, and more than 4 million colorful Christmas lights – don't miss the "Santa's-eye view" from the atop the 230-foot-high tower (now–January 2; $10 adults, $5 ages 4 to 16; www.trailoflights.com).

7. McAdenville, NC

For nearly six decades, the little North Carolina town of McAdenville (with a population shy of 700) lures some 600,000 visitors to witness its transformation into what's been dubbed "Christmas Town USA." A high-spirited partnership between town residents and a local manufacturing company allows the hamlet to trim more than 375 fir trees (they outnumber the households!) with nearly a half-million red, green, and white holiday lights. The trees range in size from 6-footers adorned with 500 lights to 90-foot-high behemoths bedecked in some 5,000 radiant bulbs. Recorded Christmas carols broadcast from a local church add to the high-powered Christmas feel. This year's event runs through December 26, kicking off with the official lighting ceremony at the town's Legacy Park on December 1 (free; www.mcadenville-christmastown.com).

Tack on a visit to the "Holiday Lights at the Garden" at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in nearby Belmont (just 5 miles away), where plants and trees are bedazzled with some half-million lights and are joined by a Christmas tree created by orchids, carriage rides, and more (November 25–December 31, closed Christmas; $12 adults, $6 children ages 4 to 12; www.dsbg.org).

8. San Antonio, TX

San Antonio's River Walk is always a hotbed of activity, but the holidays take it to new heights, particularly so in 2011, with the infusion of 20 times more Christmas lights (thanks to the city's move to more energy-efficient LED lighting). You'll find the bulk of the 1.8 million holiday lights garnishing nearly 200 trees (done up with 10,000 bulbs apiece) and on 20 holiday-hued bridges, all brightened up even further by carolers bellowing their tunes nightly from passing river barges (singers perform November 26– December 18). The festivities kick off on November 25 (and run through January 1), when the switch is flipped and the "Ford Holiday River Parade," complete with an entourage of lit-up festooned floats, unfolds.

The quarter is also home to the luminous "Fiesta de las Luminarias" on select weekends (December 2–18), whereby some 6,000 luminarias (candle-lit paper lanterns) symbolically light the way for the Holy Family. Come by after December 3, and you'll also get to ogle the "River of Lights" spectacle, featuring over 100 underwater lights and fiber optic-outfitted water features along the new Museum Reach section of the River Walk (free; www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com). In conjunction with the amped-up display, the city is additionally holding its inaugural "Light Up Downtown Holiday Contest" in 2011, which has downtown business owners competing for the most creative holiday light displays – and your starry-eyed attention.

9. Virginia

Virginia is indeed for lovers – and holiday light lovers might just lead that pack! Coming together for one sparkling statewide spectacle, their "100 Miles of Lights" festival strings together illuminated extravaganzas between six cities (all set within a 100-mile span), including Richmond, Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. Millions of holiday lights and family-friendly celebrations combine for this one-of-a-kind event, including Virginia Beach's "McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach," which refashions the boardwalk into a striking nautical- and holiday-themed light display, complete with a 40-foot-tall Christmas tree installed right on the beach – it's the only time of year that vehicles can drive right on the boardwalk (now–January 1; $10 weekdays, $15 weekends per vehicle; www.beachstreetusa.com).

On November 19, Norfolk's "Grand Illumination Parade" unfolds, rolling out flashing floats, soaring balloons, marching bands, dancers, and a visit from Santa himself, all in celebration of the illumination of downtown Norfolk (lights stay up through January 1; free; www.downtownnorfolk.org/enjoy/hic). Another highlight is Newport News' "Celebration in Lights," an eye-catching, 2-mile, Yule-fueled drive past the forests, fields, and lakes of Newport News Regional Park, all beautified by more than 700,000 holiday lights and 200 illuminated displays (November 24–January 1; $10/vehicle; www.newport-news.org).

10. Baltimore, MD

When it comes to Christmastime magic, it seems that "34th Streets" across the country are a bona fide breeding ground for just that. Just look to Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood each holiday season, where for more than 60 years, a charming block of row houses on 34th street has been transformed into what's been dubbed "Christmas Street" and the "Miracle on 34th Street." Residents come together in a labor of love to bedeck their properties with a holiday hodgepodge of larger-than-life snow globes, flashing angels, musical trains, and blinking lights galore – a handful of the homes will even allow visitors inside to peek into their indoor Christmas wonderlands, as well (November 26–January 1; free; www.christmasstreet.com).

Try and coordinate your visit with the colorful "Parade of Lighted Boats," an event where more than 50 vessels festooned with holiday lights illustrate Baltimore's nautical and Christmas spirit on December 3 (free; www.fpyc.net). Plus, new for 2011, the harbor-front Power Plant building will shine with holiday lights, lasers, and 3D effects during early evening hourly show times (now–December 31; free; www.itsawaterfrontlife.org).

Bachchan newborn baby fails to inherit Abhishek’s qualities?

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai's baby delivery have been the most popular subject of the country for the past couple of weeks. Now when Aishwarya has eventually delivered a little one girl on November 16, soothsayers and numerologists are leaving no stone unturned to forecast the Baby B's forthcoming looks, character and qualities.

Amitabh in his blog have currently explained the newborn's look indicating that the infant has inherited her mom Aishwarya Rai's light blue eyes. Numerologists point out, 'She will be a excellent speaker like her grandpa Big B. Also, she will get Aishwarya's mom's charitable character and she will be thinking about creative writing like her great grandpa Harivansh Rai Bachchan.' Abhi's child will be very qualified, Sharma says. 'She will study languages, sociology or fine arts. She'll be lovely, have shiny hair and sharp eyes. She may go on to turn into a singer or a great public figure.'

With all such forecasts and speculations, we absolutely choose one thing missing, that is Abhishek Bachchan. Nobody has even attempted to discover a normal feature between the baby and her dad, as folks are just running to induce Aishwarya and Big B's features into the newborn baby. Poor Abhishek, expect to see your little girl growing up carrying your qualities.

Malala Yousufzai to get National Peace Award , Swat Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Malala Yousufzai, a brave Pakistani girl living in militancy-hit Swat, will be awarded with National Peace Award as announced by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday, Geo News reported. She will also be awarded with Rs500,000 prize money, an official statement added.

Malala Yousufzai has also been nominated for the International Children?s Peace Prize 2011 for raising her voice for girls? education in troubled Swat, where girls were not only banned from attaining education but their schools were also destroyed by the militants.

While congratulating Yousufzai?s family, the prime minister also instructed the Cabinet division to distribute the National Peace Award every year to children less than 18 years of age.

3d, anamorph, anamorphic Medusa, anamorphosis, illusion, medusa, medusa anamorph, stoplights, truly design - Anamorphic Medusa Inside a Factory by Truly Design

Do you remember the Anamorphic Typography by Joseph Egan? This anamorphic Medusa was created by Truly Design using the same eye-deceiving technique called anamorphosis.

"Turn thou from their sight, Risk no glance. The sight of Gorgon, if she cometh, would bring thee night from which were no returning." – Dante, "Inferno", Canto IX, vv. 51-57

Perseus had to look at the Gorgon Medusa's image reflected in the mirroring shield given to him by Athena to avoid being turned into stone. Well, also this anamorphic Medusa can be seen only from a certain viewpoint.

This challenging anamorph was created in the factory/urban lab which hosted Sub Urb Art.