31 October 2011

Best Ways To Beat Marriage Blues

How often you smile at and feel engrossed to those old couples who hold hand in hand and walk together in the evenings of their lives? It adds some good feelings- feelings of security, feelings of emotional attachment and feelings of togetherness. But today's high-tech world has to talk something wired about marriage and relationships. It takes a snap of time for new world couples to part away. Sometimes there are reasons and sometimes it's just a need which is obvious for them!
Best Ways To Beat  Marriage Blues


Most often marriage blues tend to be a package of job loss, economical barrier and underemployment. Whatever it may be, it has become a common thing among couples to attack or criticize each other while they are under stress. Here are some best ways you can checkout to beat the marriage blues.

Stop expecting fairytale in real life: This is a time when things change and you feel different. Life is a beautiful struggle and you have to accept that fact instead of dreaming and expecting much from your partner. Before marriage it would be unrealistic and brooding romance but after marriage your responsibilities will increase and you won't have time to say that 'honey' word every then and now. Just realize it's not because there is no love, it is just because love is there even if you won't express it.

Brush up Your Relationships: Be connected with your loved ones and share your problems and seek good advices from experienced and old people. Your loved ones can give you a good perception about life.

Concentrate on your Profession: Concentrate on your profession and try to be more productive and innovative. Engage in some innovative and productive activities with your partner is the better. Achieve a goal together will make you both feel great about life.

Call back the word 'optimism': Think about those good old days you hold hand in hand and walked on the beach, shared good moments in a coffee shop and searched for that favorite book in library. Call back those days and make it happen once again.

Start Afresh: Let it be a new start. Clean your home, rearrange stuffs which looks old fashioned and expired. Cleaning your house and house hold stuffs can make you feel better and can impress your spouse by making it a new place to live.

Go for a makeover: Get a makeover done, which includes your mind and body. Change that old fashioned hairstyle and woozy look. Feel great and confident about yourself.

Make sure you get time to relax: Go for a spa and practice meditation or yoga at home. Make sure you get relaxed. It is always advised to go for a spa vacation to some exotic place along with your partner.

Find your inner child: Start loving and nurturing your inner child. The best way to do that is to enjoy something you used to, like fly a kite, skate, swim, dance, or take the dog for a walk etc. Stop locking your inner child within you in a more dark and submissive place.

Get involved in some charity work: Be a philanthropic and that is one best way to increase happiness. Be a star to those who are down with their luck and happiness. As a couple be an inspiration to homeless kids and orphans.

Worst Unhealthy Fad Diets

The results that fad diets offer are quick fixes for weight loss. But even if they do work, they are short term and the oodles of weight come bouncing right back. But sticking to fad diets on a long term basis may harm you as they are nutritionally unbalanced and are based on ghastly or bizarre ideas, like "The Sleeping Beauty Diet" where you knock yourself out for several days at a time with sedatives.


Pasta Chocolate Diet:

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You know how the saying goes, "If it's too good to be true, then it probably is" and that is more or less the case here. The only thing you can drink is water and the one ounce of chocolate at the end of the day is the only chocolate you get to eat as an evening bite, with popcorn that is. The best thing about the diet is that it allows you to eat pasta for lunch or dinner. Sugar, alcohol, beverages, nuts and all junk foods that you can list excluding popcorn, fried foods, dairy products, salt, and red meat are barred. The chocolate pasta diet restricts important nutrients with a reward of an ounce of chocolate.

The Tapeworm Diet:

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The most sickening diet ever contemplated, there is proof that "tapeworm pills" were sold in the early 1900s wherein beef tapeworm eggs were ingested as they were considered the best choice and then medicine to kill the tapeworm were taken when the preferred amount of weight was lost. You wouldn't have to be a mastermind to know that this diet is as fruitless as it is unhealthy. Your diet habits o not change while on this diet that brings back all the weight once the worm is gone. It is also very unhealthy to have a parasite sucking out all the nutrition in you.

The Air Diet:

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The best part: you would not have to change or avoid any food or exercise habits. You just have to breathe! You get to focus on breathing instead of focusing on what or how much you eat. The whole idea is that the more air you breathe, the more weight you lose, if you practice rhythmical breathing that is. The even better part: you don't have to make a schedule for it. You can do it anytime, anywhere- while sleeping, standing, walking, or anything else!
The Zen Diet:

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A simple plan - say no to red meat, cut down intake of other meat, eat food in its natural state. Zen diets sometimes completely forbid meat and dairy products. Deficient amount of meat provides not enough protein which is necessary for brain chemistry, muscle repair and bone building. And little to no fat influences the body's state of overindulgence and capability to even out blood sugar and reduce tenderness.

The 12-Day Grapefruit Diet:

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Eat till you're full, even double or triple the amount of salad, vegetables or meat for every meal. Sounds too god, ri
ght? You can even fry food in butter or use it bigheartedly on vegetables and must eat meat, eat any kind of cheese and have mayonnaise regularly. But, yes, there is a but; you must have atleast eight ounces of grapefruit juice with every meal as it is considered to be a vehicle for burning off what you have gulped down as long as you're eating the right combinations of food and you also have to drink eight eight-ounce glasses of water every day. The diet promises a minimum of fifty pounds of weight loss in a time frame of three months while wolfing down butter, mayonnaise, cheese and meat! Right!

World's Most Fascinating Cemeteries

Every major city in the world has some sort of ostentatious cemetery. Humans have privileged their deceased since the dawn of time. From simple and elegant megalithic tomb to the magnificence of pyramids, humans have providing the dead a respectable farewell. We stagger upon these "cities of the dead", usually that are centuries-old path cut of walled foliage and marble on the fringes of the city, broad leafy trees wilt over mismatched wobbly gravestone and heroic statuette of angel gesture us in. New graveyards include the widest possible range from park-like settings with uncomplicated tombstones to intricate cities of the dead with structural design challenging buildings designed for the living. Basic or grandiloquent, these memorial parks tell us not only how people died, but also how they lived.


Kalavryta - Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece: The only graveyard in the world where so many of the graves carry the same death date: December 13, 1943. The most tear jerking cemetery of the world is the Kalavryta. Most of the graves carry the date when the Nazis came to town in a vicious act of retaliation killing several German soldiers. In reprisal, German groups ordered all the male populace of Kalavryta, men and boys aged 12 years and up, to congregate in a field outside the town. Once gathered, veiled machine guns scythed them down. The Nazis burned down the village later.


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Today, the town of Kalavryta is a beautiful town famous for being the last stop of the picturesque Odontotos Railway. Nevertheless, melancholy still suffuses the town. The house of worship was remodeled after the bloodbath, but the clock remains jarringly fixed at 2:34 - the time, as a plaque elucidates, "When the lament began."


Pere Lachaise, Paris:

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One of the world's most famous cemeteries with over seventy thousand burial places, Pere Lachaise was set up in 1804 and is the biggest burial ground of Paris. An eloquently striking place, the Pere Lachaise is an accurate city of the lifeless, fringed with trees and unmistakably posted street names. The graveyard is the last homes to the most famous and rich including Oscar Wilde, Abelard and Heloise who were the ill-starred lovers and tuneful gifted like Chopin, Edith Piaf, and Jim Morrison. But it also houses the strangely popular grave of Victor Noir. The place also has expressive statuette at every turn and lanes of flamboyant designs, alongside tombs.

La Recoleta, Buenos Aires:

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Another graceful magnum opus of architecture for eternal life, La Recoleta is situated in an elegant Buenos Aires environs. The wide pathways that are guarded by the resident cats are lined with crypts that are worth mentioning for their variety of styles - cathedral, art nouveau and avant-garde boxes. Also known for its assorted cipher including a menorah with a cross, Masonic pyramids, and even some statues of pagan gods, the burial ground's most famous resident is Eva Peron though the most tragic story is that of Rufina Cambaceres.

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La Chiesa dei Morti, Italy:

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A tiny church and the chief attraction of Urbania, La Chiesa dei Morti or the "Church of the Dead" ,are also known as the mummy cemetery. When visitors enter the Baroque doorway, they are brought into the chapel where a ghoulish exhibit is kept. Eighteen mummies stand in individual glass-cases since 1833 behind the altar. These have been naturally mummified due the existence of a mold that absorbed moisture from the corpses leading to complete desiccation of the bodies. Each of the mummies has a story to tell which the tour guide will explain about their passing away. But the ones which are very often said are about the one, which suffered from Down's syndrome, died of heart failure; another died while in labor; one was murdered.

The Neptune Memorial Reef:

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Also known as the Atlantis Memorial Reef, the Neptune Memorial Reef is the ultimate final resting place for the sea-lovers. This underwater burial ground is now the world's largest man-made reef that covers about sixteen acres of the sea-bed. Situated off the coast of Key Biscayne in Florida, it is anticipated to house over 850 remains. Cremated vestiges are assorted into different structures and columns

Okuno-in Cemetery - Mt. Koya, Japan:

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Located in Mount Koya, a sacred village with over 120 Buddhist temples, the best time to visit the Okuno-in is at twilight when stone lanterns contour the snaky paths that lead the way across a stone forest of columns and statuettes that are sculpted in the archetypal Buddha seated position. The graveyard's most legendary dweller is Kobo Daishi, the founder of Shingon Buddhism and the graveyard also has numerous figurine of Jizo- the most adored of the Japanese divinity.

Jury's Out On 'RA.One', Earns 18 cr On First Day

Shah Rukh Khan's most ambitious sci-fi thriller hit the screens on Diwali and while some critics gave it a thumbs up for blending elegance of Hollywood with Indian sensibilities, others panned the superhero drama by labelling it just as a video game. The reviews notwithstanding, it has managed to collect 18 crore at the home box office on the opening day.
Jury's Out On 'RA.One', Earns Rs.18 cr On First Day


However, as predicted by trade pundits, the film couldn't break the first day collection records of Salman Khan starrer "Bodyguard", which earned 22 crore in the domestic market on the opening day.

In the onverseas market, the Red Chillies Entertainment and Eros International co-production raked in 6.5 crore.

If reviewers have a different take on the film, viewers are also reacting differently but theatre owners predict good business in the coming week.

"Although the film has got mixed reviews, the first day has been really good. We witnessed more than 80 percent occupancy," a source in PVR told IANS.

"Moreover, the extensive marketing of the film has created a curiosity among people, who are eager to see what is the film all about," the source added.

Cinemax witnessed an average footfall on the first day.

"There could be two reasons - the 3D version of the film was made available a little late. Although in metros it was fine, but in other cities due to delayed release in 3D we had to cancel some of the shows," said Sunil Punjab, CEO of Cinemax.

"Also, we saw a decline in the occupancy in the evening as it was Diwali time and people were busy in Diwali puja. But today (Thursday) the response has been encouraging since morning we have had good number of people coming to see the film," he added.

Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the 150 crore film, which also stars Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal in prominent roles, was released in as many as 3,500 screens across the world.

Even before the film reached the theatres, its makers earned money by selling its satellite rights reportedly for for 35 crore and the distribution rights for 77 crore.

The film's highlight is high-tech VFX shots, which were outsourced from multiple specialty studios in London, Paris and Bangkok, as also the US.

Puneet Sahay of Spice Cinemas, however, informed that the film is not appealing to adults.

"Although Shah Rukh's acting is good, 'RA.One' is basically a film for children as it boast of lot of animation and special effects. Adults are not actually liking the film. However, it is likely to do well in the coming days," Sahay said.

"Actually, it's nothing more than a video game," said college student Akhil Sharma.

India's Luxurious Palace Hotels

India has been increasingly gaining its prominence in the tourism space over the years and many palaces of ancient Indian kings have been turned into exotic hotels. Most of them are situated in Rajasthan, the name literally means the land of kingdoms. Explore some of India's best palace hotels high on comfort, service and aesthetics.




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1.Lake Palace Hotel

The Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur is a beautiful marble palace set amidst the serene Lake Pichola. The hotel is actually a 250-year-old palace that still retains a mesmerizing air, an aura of the grandeur of the days gone by. The beautiful hotel was built in1743- 1746 under the direction of Maharani as a royal summer palace and was initially called Jagniwas or Jan Niwas after its founder. It offers a wide choice of rooms to suit the taste of every tourist. You can book yourself into a room that offers a splendid view of the lake. If you want to surround yourself with the colors and scenes of Rajasthan, get a historical suite, complete with miniature paintings and intricate glasswork. This hotel will charm you every moment of your stay in Udaipur. You can make your stay in Udaipur memorable by spending a quiet evening taking a leisurely boat ride on the placid waters of Pichola.

Fateh 2.Fateh Prakash Palace Hotel


Located on the eastern shores of the picturesque Lake Pichola, in Udaipur the palace seems to have floated straight out of a fairytale. One of the greatest Maharanas of Mewar, Maharana Fateh Singh constructed the palace during his reign as an exclusive venue for royal functions and has been meticulously preserved for discerning guests. The history-soaked interiors, dotted with miniature paintings, portraits, royal artifacts and the armory of the Mewar dynasty takes you to legendary times of ancient kings and queens. The Durbar Hall, Sabhagaar, which is one of the main features of the hotel, is of historical significance as in 1909 Lord Minto, the Viceroy of India, laid its foundation stone. The hall was originally called Minto Hall in his honour.




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3.Umaid Palace Hotel


Situated high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest private residences in the world, which is set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens. The palace was built between 1928 and 1943 for H.H. Maharaja Umaid Singh ji. The golden yellow sandstone monument was constructed on the grandest possible scale, in the fashionable Art Deco Style of that time. After 15 years of construction, the 347 room palace was finally completed in 1943 and has served as the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family. Designed by the renowned Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester, the palace is a blend of eastern and western architectural influences. The palace has in its luxurious fold 64 rooms and suites. The palace hotel offers an exhilarating drive through the enchanting city of Jodhpur in a vintage car, accompanied by your royal butler.

Samode 4.Samode Palace Hotel

The Samode palace, built by the noble feudatory with the hereditary title of 'Maha Rawal' or 'Maha Saheb' of the Amber and Jaipur principality in Rajasthan, is located near the Samode village on the outskirts of Shekhawat. It is built of sandstone at the foot of the Aravalli range of hills. The Samode Palace is a palace hotel and has won the award for the Best Heritage Hotel in India for five consecutive years. Dining at Samode is a pleasant experience with the hotel providing the finest Rajasthani cuisine as well as an exotic mix of Asian and European cuisine along with variations in ambiance. The hotel has 43 spacious rooms and suites. Each of them is attached with a balcony or patio. Decorated in the warm colors and textures of local Rajasthani hand block print textiles and adorned with traditional artifacts, these rooms recapitulate the royal grandeur and lifestyles.




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5. Raj Mahal Palace Hotel

The Raj Mahal Palace Hotel in Jaipur was built over 250 years ago by Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur for his favorite Queen Maharani Chandra Kunwar Ranawatji. The small palace hotel is set amid 15 acres of lush green lawns. The palace was converted into hotel in 1979. The historical monuments and the shopping center make it an ideal base to explore the pink city of Jaipur. The hotel has 20 spacious rooms with high ceilings, chandeliers and period furniture, paintings, antiques and reminiscent of the royal grandeur of the past.

Bogatty 6.Bolgatty Palace Hotel

Bolgatty palace is built by the dutch in India it is located on the island popularly known as Bolghatty Island in Kochi, Kerala. One of the oldest existing Dutch palaces outside Holland, this quaint mansion, built in 1744, by Dutch traders, was later extended and gardens were landscaped around it. Bolgatty Palace served as the home of the British Governors, being the seat of the British Resident of Cochin during the British regime. The hotel boasts of 26 rooms of the variety of executive suits. Bolgatty Palace has a swimming pool, 9-hole golf course, ayurvedic centre and daily Kathakali performances and is a holiday destination for Indian and overseas tourists.




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7.Fernhills Palace, Ooty

Surrounded with lush green woods Fernhills Palace is located on 50 acres of land in the rolling hills of Ooty, in south India's tea growing district. It became the summer palace of the Wadiyar royal family from Mysore after it was acquired from the British. The hotel retains much of its colonial charm, and each room has a delightful open fireplace for guests to warm themselves by a log fire during winter. This an ideal place to relax . Owned by the Maharaja of Mysore, Srikanta Datta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar, whose 150-year old historical legacy provides the finest of royal hospitality.

Most Awaited Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Books have been a key stone of human communication, pipeline of education, and books today serve as an important source for splendid movies. Books read today are movies of tomorrow.

The union of books and movies was never that stronger, before movies like "Harry Potter", "Twilight" and "The Lords of the Rings" hit the theatres. Keeping this in mind, we decided to give you a sneak peek through all the much awaited book-to-movie adaptations. These coolest books will soon get a life as they turn into major motion pictures.


The Hobbit

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Prequel to "The Lords of the Rings" trilogy and an adaptation of the 1937 novel by J. R. R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit" is much awaited by all Hollywood pundits as they all have thousand speculations in their minds regarding how director Peter Jackson will pull it off. Jackson returns as a director again with this epic fantasy film and he also serves as producer and co-writer. Martin Freeman will star as Bilbo Baggins and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. Several actors from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy will reprise their roles, including Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, and Orlando Bloom. Fans have to wait a while asthe movie is being divided into two parts, begun production has just begun in New Zealand and will be hitting theaters almost after two years. The movie will probably be released on 19th December 2012 worldwide.

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

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Tintin took almost 30 years to hit the big screen. The 3D film is based on series of comic books created by Belgian artist Herg' (Georges Remi), its directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Peter Jackson, and written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. The script is based on three of the stories, The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn, and Red Rackham's Treasure. Daniel Craig, Cary Elwes, Simon Pegg, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis will star in the movie. The first press screening for the movie was on 10th October, 2011 and the film is set to be released in North American theaters on December 21, 2011 in Digital 3D and IMAX. The world premiere took place on 22nd October, 2011 in Brussels. Indians can enjoy Tintin's adventure from 11th November this year.

Breaking Dawn

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Stephenie Meyer's penned Twilight Saga's fourth and final part Breaking Down will soon be screened. The much awaited movie needs no information as we already know too much of it. The real life turned couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will be seen romancing each other as they will tie nuptial knots in the movie. The will also star Taylor Lautner. The action in the movie is so big that it has been broken into two parts. The first part can be enjoyed next month itself on 18th November. But you have to hold on your excitement for second part till next year around 16th November.


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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The terrorist attack of 11th September 2001 has completed a decade, but the 9/11 attack will soon be seen in major Hollywood movie "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close". The movie narrates the story of a small boy who lost his father in the bombing attack, he then finds a strange key and he starts his expedition to unlock the hidden truths behind his father's life and death. Jonathan Safran Foer, the author of this book was accused of exploiting the tragedy. Stephen Daldry, the director had wished the movie to hit the theatres on the 10th anniversary on the attack this year, but the movie will probably be released on 20th January next year. The movie has a huge star cast including Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, James Gandolfini, and Thomas Horn.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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The action mystery directed by Guy Ritchie is also among the awaited movies of 2011. Produced by Joel Silver Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin, the movie is a sequel to 2009 film Sherlock Holmes based on the book written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyale. Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law reprise their roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, respectively, as the duo unites to outsmart and bring down their most sneaked adversary, Jared Harris plays Professor Moriart. The movie is likely to hit the theatres on 16th December this year.
   
The Woman in Black


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The Harry Potter fame Daniel Radcliffe has known a few things in regard to star in a book adaptation, so his soon to released movie "The Woman in Black" appears to be in safe hands. It is a horror movie adapted by author Susan Hill's book. The supernatural thriller film is directed by James Watkins and written by Jane Goldman. Apart from Daniel, the movie stars Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer, Sophie Stuckey and Liz White. The only questionable thing about the movie is that whether the audience will accept their Harry Potter in any other role. The curiosity will only come to an end next year around 10th February.

The Amazing Spider-Man

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The comic book based super hero film is at present under production. Directed by Marc Webb, the movie stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors.Peter Parker can be seen budding his super powers in high school in this movie. The movie is scheduled to be released on 3rd July 2012 in 3D and IMAX 3D.


The Hunger Games

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The sci-fi action drama film directed by Gary Ross is based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. The much awaited movie was made a lot of hush-hush around when Jenifer Lawrence, the "Winter Bone" starrer was signed for the movie as the central protagonist Katniss Everdeen. Liam Hemsworth, also joins the cast with Josh Hutcherson. "The Hunger Game" is likely to be released on 2nd March 2012.

The Bourne Legacy

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The fourth movie in Bourne franchise will released in 2012. The book is based on 2004 novel by Eric Van Lustbader, who was given the responsibility to continue the series after death of creator Robert Ludlum. Tony Gilroy, who penned the first three parts of the movies, is likely to direct the fourth part. As Matt Damon has dropped out from the movie, so there is very less known about the star cast. The movie is scheduled to be released on 3rd August 2012.


Man of Steel

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Based on the Superman comic book, the film will reboot the Superman film series. The superhero film is superhero film under the development of Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan, and David S. Goyer. It is due to be released on 14th June, 2013. It is reportedly being filmed in Chicago.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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Steig Larsson's 2005 novel "The girl with Dragon Tatoo" and its other two sequels have turned most hyped literary sensation in recent times. The thriller movie is based on Swedish novel. The first film was Swedish-language adaptation. The forthcoming movie is penned by Steven Zaillain and directed by David Fincher. Daniel Craig stars as Mikael Blomkvist, and Rooney Mara stars as Lisbeth Salander. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States and Canada on December 21, 2011.


Trishna

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Freida Pinto and Riz Ahmed starrer Trishna is a British Drama directed by Micheal Winterbottom. Its an adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles". The movie was shot in Jaipur and Munmbai in early 2011. It was premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9.

Legacy of Secrecy

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Starring super star,Leonardo DiCaprio, the movie is based on 2008 book of same name by Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann. The story is about an FBI informant who asserts to know the truth behind the dreadful murder. Produced by Warner Bros. the movie is scheduled to release in 2013.


Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

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"Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" is widely popular book written by John Gray. The book is about relationships and it dropped in the book stores like a bomb and now it attempts to turn into a movie. As it's a self help book so it's devoid of characters and flaws. The movie is likely to be released in 2013.

The Tiger

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt both board as producers for this acclaimed book-to-movie adaptation of John Valliant's "The Tiger". The book released is this year and the story is about a man eating tiger and the warden, who has to track him down. The movie is being directed by Darren Aronofsky. The movie is scheduled to release in 2012.


Paradise Lost

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It was hard to imagine for John Milton back in 1667 that someday his classic poem "Paradise Lost" will be creating dollars for Hollywood. As multiple versions of "Paradise Lost" are at present under effort, some parts are full-fledged adaptations. Not less than three version will hit the theatres in 2012 alone, and versions are likely to be from Legendary Pictures and "I, Robot" director Alex Proyas.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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Just after Seth Grahame-Smith's novel "Pride and Prejudice and Zomies" hit stands last year, there was already a deal in place to bring it to the big screen. Mike Smith, director of comedy "Year of the Dog," will bring the film to life and a script is already in place, leaving just to find a cast and filming them. Craig Gillespie director of "Fright Night" is supposedly on board for a 2013 release.


Anna Karenina

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There is not much known to us about this latest adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 1877 classic. Joe Wright is working hard to put together an all star cast for the project. Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson are the star cast for the movie. The movie will be released in 2012.

The Life of Pi

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Ang Lee will be directing the adaption of the popular 2001 novel by Yann Martel. The book is about an Indian boy who who stays alive after a ship wreck and spends month floating with only a giant tiger as a companion. A lot of efforts have been made previously but it all failed, but this time it looks like the film is a finally go. The shooting for the movie has begun in January with Tobey Maguire and Gerard Depardeiu now on board. The date for release is scheduled on 14th December 2012.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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The "Wanted" director Timur Bekmambetov is behind the cameras for bringing Seth Grahame-Smith's historical horror on screen. Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell are the star cast for the movie. The movie will release on 22nd June 2012.

Formula One Fatal Accidents Ever

What thrills everyone about Formula One is the high speeds and skill at which a driver drives. It makes the race fun and exciting. But same factors can also be the means of danger for drivers. The open cockpit and speeding over 100 mph strike some fatal accidents that are unavoidable and has left many close to death or killed them.


Here is the list of the most striking Formula One crashes:

1. Niki Lauda (1976):

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Niki Lauda, one of the greatest survivors of the most horrific crashes in the history of F1. In 1976 at the German Grand Prix in Nurburgring, Lauda lost control of his Ferrari in the second lap of the race, his car spun into the barriers on the right side and then back across the track, where he collided with another car and burst into flames. It was his fellow drivers who saved his life, pulling him out from the fire. Lauda experienced heavy burns; his lungs were tortured by the flames and gasses which later put him into coma. There were no hopes that Lauda would survive. In fact a priest was also called for last prayers. But Lauda survived and in just six weeks he was back driving his Ferrari.

2. Gilles Villeneuve (1982):

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1982 was the year that Formula One lost one of its most skilled drivers, Gilles Villeneuve. A qualifying race
at the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder saw the last glimpse of Gilles. On the final qualifying lap, Gilles' Ferrari came into contact with Jochen Mass's car and was launched into the air. The crash was so strong that his car was severely smashed and Villeneuve was thrown across the track still strapped to his seat. Doctors tried mouth-to-mouth resuscitation at the scene, but his neck was broken. He died in a local hospital that evening. Gilles Villeneuve, a Canadian racing driver started his Formula One career in 1977 with the McLaren team. He was soon acquired by reigning world champions Ferrari. From that day to his death in 1982 he drove for the Italian team. He won six Grand Prix races in a short career at the highest level. Villeneuve died in a 140 mph (225 km/h) crash.

3. Gerhard Berger (1989):

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The year 1989 proved to be lucky for Gerhard as he had narrow escape with death. It happened in 1989 at San Marino Grand Prix in Imola. It happened at the Tamburello corner, when Berger lost control of his car that was at 300 kmph and hit the wall, slided down the road and then went on fire since his gas tank was almost full. No one could believe that he had escaped with nothing but bruises and a few burns. nlike his country man Niki Lauda 13 years earlier Berger had survived a ruptured tank on the Ferrari with only minor burns, a broken rib and fractured shoulder blade. Gerhard Berger was born in Austria, on 27 August 1959. His father Hans was the owner of a quite big truck company and Gerhard started off working as a mechanic and later as a driver for the company.
 4. Ayrton Senna (1994):


 Ayrton Senna
The death of three-time Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna on May 1, 1994, occurred as a result of his car crashing into a concrete barrier while he was leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Italy. On lap 7, from the onboard camera of Michael Schumacher's Benetton, Senna's car was seen to bottom out heavily (as on the previous lap and during his first laps in the warmup session) and then seen to break traction twice at the rear and strike an unprotected concrete barrier at Tamburello corner. Telemetry shows he left the track at 310 km/h (190 mph) and was able to slow the car down by braking to 218 km/h (135 mph) in slightly less than 2 seconds before hitting the wall. The car understeered strongly off the track, hit the wall at a shallow angle, tearing off the right front wheel and nose cone, lifted slightly with the nose as it straightened, and spun to a halt. After Senna's car came to a halt, he remained motionless in the cockpit.


Professor Sidney Watkins, a world-renowned neurosurgeon, Formula One Safety Delegate and Medical Delegate, and the head of the Formula One on-track medical team, performed the on-site tracheotomy on Ayrton Senna said "He looked serene. I raised his eyelids and it was clear from his pupils that he had a massive brain injury. We lifted him from the cockpit and laid him on the ground. As we did, he sighed and, although I am not religious, I felt his spirit depart at that moment."

5. Roland Ratzenberger (1994):

Roland Ratzenberger
Roland Ratzenberger was an Austrian racing driver who raced in Formula Nippon, Formula 3000 and Formula One. He died during qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, the same event at which three-time World Champion Ayrton Senna was killed the following day. Ratzenberger was killed during qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix at the Imola circuit on Saturday 30 April 1994. He went off-track on the previous lap, damaging his front wing, but rather than come into the pits he continued since he was competing for the final grid spot.[3] The high speed on the back straight, and therefore high downforce, finally broke the wing off, sending it under Ratzenberger's car. His car failed to turn into the Villeneuve Corner and struck the outside wall at 195.68 mph (314.9 km/h). The cause of death was a basal skull fracture. The day after Ratzenberger's death, three-time world champion Ayrton Senna was killed in another accident that brought the sport of Formula One under international scrutiny. The double tragedy was marked before the start of the next race in Monaco, with the front row of the grid left empty and the two slots painted with a Brazilian and Austrian flag.
6. Jos Verstappen (1994):

Jos Verstappen
Although it is not really a crash, we have to mention Jos Verstappen's accident in 1994 in the GP of Germany at the Hockenheimring. At the end of lap fifteen, Jos Vertsappen dashed into the pits in his Benetton B194 for a scheduled fuel and tyre stop; things went horribly wrong. As the pit-crew worked on the car, it appeared that the fuel nozzle had not been correctly attached. As the fuel began to flow the pressure pushed the nozzle of the refueling rig off the car. A malfunction in the fuel rig meant that the fuel continued to flow after the refueling nozzle had been pulled from the car. Verstappen's Benetton was engulfed by a massive fireball that lasted several seconds before the pit-crew extinguished the flames. Amazingly, Verstappen emerged from his Benetton largely unhurt. The situation could have been much worse. Verstappen later commented that his visor had begun to melt. Had the fire lasted for just a few more seconds, it is possible Verstappen may not have lived to tell the tale.
7. Rubens Barrichello (1994):

Rubens Barrichello
As if it was a warning for the upcoming days, Rubens Barrichello had a heavy crash at Imola in 1994 when his
car lifted in the air and hit the fence. It was the same weekend that took two F1 lives: a F1 rookie Roland Ratzenberger and the magnificent Ayrton Senna. It was a terrible time for Formula One. Another incident was the huge pile-up in Belgium in 1998 which involved unbelievably 14 cars: Eddie Irvine, Coulthard, Wurz in his Benetton, Nakano's Minardi, and both Prosts, Saubers, Stewarts, Tyrrells and Arrows drivers. It happened at the first start when Coulthard used too much throttle in his McLaren in wet conditions. Surely only a look at the video can best describe what a mess that was.