Wine and women

Of late, certain wines that were earlier available in the market with approximately 12 percent alcohol are now being sold with 14-16.5 percent alcohol. This increase has been credited to the use of very ripe fruit. This helps produce wine, which is richer in flavor. Consequently, the use of ripe fruit ensures that increased alcohol is produced when the grapes are fermented.

You should know that most red wines have a higher alcohol content as compared to white wines. However, this is not an absolute parameter and there are variances. Alcoholic content in wine is dependent upon the ripeness of the fruit. The ripest grapes have the highest sugar content. During fermentation, the sugar content gets converted to alcohol.

Usually, grapes that are used to make red wines are picked when they are riper than those used to make white wine. The sugar content, wine making technique and character of the fruit determine alcoholic percentage. You can check all wine bottle labels to know it’s a wine’s alcohol content. Wine enthusiasts should be aware that all labels are not alcohol and the printed content may either be 1.5% below or above the actual level. This is not an offense as laws permit such flexibility.

The Main hoon na fame, Zayed Khan

Zayed Khan, the son of Sanjay Khan who is a yesteryear actor, is an actor who has been doing well, recently. Zayed has three sisters, one of whom is married to Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan. He was a student of Jamnabai Narsee School in Juhu, Mumbai till he was in class six. He was then admitted to Welham Boys’ School, Dehradun and then the Kodaikanal International School, Kodaikanal. Zayed has also studied in London Film School and he has learnt most of his acting skills there. Esha Deol, another celebrated female actor in Bollywood is Zayed’s childhood friend. His first movie, where he was paired opposite Esha Deol, was ‘Chura Liya Hai Tumne’ which came in the year 2003. This film fetched him his first award ‘Zee Cine Award Best Male Debut- Male’.
But it was with ‘Main Hoon Na’, directed by Farah Khan and had Shah Rukh Khan, Suneil Shetty and Sushmita Sen in the lead, that Zayed rose to fame. In this movie, Zayed played the role of carefree college student. He won the ‘Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award’ for the film ‘Main Hoon Na’. His releases of 2005 include ‘Dus’ which did well in the box office. By far, he has acted in more than ten movies. Zayed is selective about his films and he prefers to stay away from hype and glitz. He had always wanted to become an actor in a wholehearted concrete way. His forthcoming releases include ‘Mission Istanbul’ , ‘Main Yuvraj’ and ‘Blue’

Sophie Chaudhury

From MTV to Bollywood:Sophie Chaudhury
After becoming a VJ for MTV, there was no looking back for this beauty with brains, Sophie Chaudhury. Sophie is a well-known name in the film industry. She is a person with multiple talents; she is a popular singer, and actress and also a very popular Mtv VJ. Sophie has quite a number of music videos where she has sung herself and also featured, and many has proved to be huge hits. Sophie was born in UK and since her father liked Sophia Loren very much, he gave his daughter’s name ‘Sophia’ though she now uses ‘Sophie’. From her childhood, Sophie has been a very good performer, and she took part in school choir and also done lead roles in school and college musicals.

At the age of 13, much acclaimed music director Biddu recognized her talent of singing. After completing her studies, Sophie Chaudhury started to follow her dreams. In 2003,she moved in Mumbai, and became an Mtv VJ. Sophie can speak in English, Urdu, French and Hindi. She also sings in Spanish, Arabic and Punjabi. Sophie has taken training in Bharatnatyam, Kathak and street dance. She won the Lycra Mtv style award for the ‘Most Stylish Female in Music’ in October 2004 and won the Bollywood award for ‘Best Pop Singer’ in January 2005 at the Bollywood awards in Dubai Global Village. With the film ‘Shaadi No. 1’, Sophie stepped into Bollywood. She was casted opposite Zayed Khan, this movie was directed by David Dhawan and was a multi-starrer. Sophie Chaudhury has also starred in ‘Pyaar Ke Side Effects’ with Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat.

Shiney Ahuja Shining Shiney!

Shiney Ahuja : Shining Shiney!
Roshan Ahuja popularly known as Shiney Ahuja is considered to be one the upcoming stars of Bollywood. He was born on 15th May, 1973 and is the son of an army commander. His birth place is Delhi. Since his father was in the defense forces, he had the ambition of becoming an armed officer. But he became an actor and definitely a popular one. He was attracted in theatre and got the opportunity to join Barry John’s acting school in Delh before which he had studied in the Army Public School, Dhaula Kaun, New Delhi. Shiney had done modeling and appeared in many commercials before he actually set foot in the Bollywood circuit. Shiney Ahuja has even appeared in a music video for the band Stereo Nation.

It was with the film ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ that Shiney Ahuja made his debut. The film was directed by the much acclaimed director Sudhir Mishra and had Chitrangada Singh and Kay Kay Menon in the lead. This movie was highly appreciated critically and Shiney also received praises for his performance. This movie was shown at very various film festivals in 2003 and was released in theatres in 2005. The film was viewed as one of the best films of the year and also fetched Shiney the ‘Filmfare Best Male Debut’ award. Shiney started acting in the mainstream films with the movie ‘Karam’ in 2005. He starred together with John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra. The film ‘Gangster’ directed by Mahesh Bhatt made Shiney Ahuja very much popular. The other noted films of Shiney are; ‘Woh Lamhe’; ‘Life In A….Metro’; and ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’.

Bips, ruling the entertainment stage

Bipasha Basu, a Bengali bell born in New Delhi nurtured in Kolkata breaks into the world stage leading a dream life . She is the aspiration of thousands of teenagers in this country.

Bips wanted to be a doctor but modelling came to her as an offshoot of fainting while dissecting a rat in her 12th standard. She was only 17 years when she won the Fords Super Model and entered the world of modelling. In advertisement it is said what sells is sex, Bips then a ravishing teenager established and positioned herself as a super model by her aura and personality.

Walking the ramps as the leading face she was discovered as the new face for Ajnabi. Starting her career at a very young age she has completed 28 films.

From a simple Bengali girl to the most popular and admired woman in Bollywood the journey was certainly not easy for her. She is a woman who initiates, exerted and moved on her own without a godfather in the industry.

Her first affair was with Dino Morea and now she is in a living relationship with John Abrahim , a fact not quite acceptable in Indian society . Is she a rebel or a trendsetter? From Jism to Rituporno Ghoshe’s film is she a star, a starlet or a simple Bengali girl? Let the debate rage on. But lets keep enjoying every moment of entertainment she provides us.

Upen Patel – Top Indian Model

This British born Indian model has been creating waves ever since he entered the glamour industry. Born on August 16, 1980, Upen Patel is raised in London city of United Kingdom. He was a student of Wembley High School. From Hertfordshire he got his degree in Computer Science. His mother is lawyer of government in Britain. When he was sighted by a photographer in Britain, he was offered his first modeling assignment.
In India he walked the ramp in the India-fashion week for the first time. Upen ahs become a sought after model. He has walked the ramp for ‘Vogue’ magazine for ‘Daminis’ held at Kensington roof Gardens which was covered by ‘Asian Woman & Bride’ magazine, it was also filmed for Zee tv. The others ramp show are for ‘Bernanaini’ held at the Nehru Centre for Sony Entertainment Television, Bangla Tv fashion special, Selfridges Fashion Show for Bollywood Season.
The advertising brands he has modeled for are Hugo Boss, Paul Smith and Zegna. He has even featured in a remix video of a classic song Bollywood ‘Kya Khoob Lagti Ho’ ,the song also featured Udita Goswami. Presently Upen has bagged some big campaigns like Wendell Rodricks, Vikram Ph dnis and Westside where he is teamed with Yuvraj Singh. He has participated in LIFW in 2003 for JJ Valaya, this was when he got his first break. He has also done shows for Rohit Bal, Rocky S. He has already made a mark in Bollywood with the film 36 China Town which also starred Sahid Kapur, Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Khanna.

Fashion accessories for Hair

The hairstyle is one thing that gets and needs utmost attention. It shapes up the entire personality of a person, so it is imperative that one should have a good hairstyle. Ok here is how you can make your hair look great. When it comes to fashion, hair styling can really make a big difference. It shapes up your total personality and embellishes your beauty. Models flaunt their gorgeous hair accessories on the ramp shows. The ambit of hair styling accessory is extensive and includes barrettes, fashionable hair clips, hair claws, hairpins, forks, hairsticks, headbands, scrunchies, ponytail holders and splendid bridal hair accessory.

In the making of bridal hair accessories, intricate designs in works of studded pearls, gemstones, beads, flowers and crystals are used. Silk hair flowers are in vogue. Flower designs look just great. Popular barrette styles are: Ruby Bow, Classic Topaz Barrette, Sapphire Bow, Amethyst Bow, Arched Pony Clip, Jet Bow and Crystal Flower Barrette.Make a choice to suit your needs.

Hair buns sizzle and are ideal for parties and other festivities. They look simply fabulous with our very own ethnic outfit sari. Butterfly bun style is very in. Hair sticks made up of natural bone/ exotic wood look amazing with all forms of apparel. Ponytail is the fashion of the season. For this easy trendy hairstyle we have a commendable variety of ponytail holders, scrunchies and silk ribbons.

Scrunchies are made up of silk or satin and they come up in all rainbow colors. For the firm look you can go in for a nice smarty headband also known as a Boho band. They look elegant. Indian women also glorify their hairstyle through Gajra and Paranda. Fragrance of Jasmine flowers and the exclusive vibrant colors of Paranda set the two apart.