Rajesh Khanna: The superstar laid to rest; grandson Aarav lights pyre

Kaka  at Bandra Bunglow
Mumbai: As thousands thronged the streets of Mumbai, India’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna made his final journey from his cherished home ‘Aashirwad’ in Carter Road in Mumbai towards Paramhans crematorium in Vile Parle.
Fans threw flowers at the glass casket in which Khanna’s body was placed and walked along with the cavalcade that carried the star. Accompanying the star on his final journey was his estranged wife, actress Dimple Kapadia, elder son-in-law Akshay Kumar, younger daughter Rinkee Khanna, her husband Sameer Saran and grandson Aarav. 

The star’s funeral procession began around 10:15 am on Thursday morning and reached the crematorium at around 11 am. The last rites were performed by Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar’s son, Aarav. 

"Aarav lit the pyre and Akshay Kumar assisted him," the late superstar`s close friend Vijay Zaveri.

Braving the rain, thousands of fans gathered to pay tribute to Bollywood`s first superstar Rajesh Khanna. Celebrities like Karan Johar, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor,Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan were also present at the crematorium.

Is 'Cocktail' inspired by 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'?


Cocktail Movie Poster
One boy, two girls and a blossoming love story - Now that's not really a theme that is new to Bollywood. In fact there have been hundreds of stories based on this single plot that have been told for years. However the twist in the tale comes when the trio seems to be happy in each other's company and is practically living together. Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty are walking this risky path and while it is indeed a new 'cocktail' in the offering for Bollywood, it appears that have Spanish counterparts for inspiration.
"From the basic plot perspective, it appears that the film draws strongly from 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', a Spanish-English film that had made quite some buzz when release four years back", observes a hardcore movie buff, "The film which was set in Barcelona featured Spanish actor Javier Bardem in lead who played an artist in the film and enjoyed company of his ex-wife Penelope Cruz as well as new found girlfriend Scarlett Johansson. Now 'Cocktail' also seems to be treading the same path."
The promos have clearly indicated that Saif is finding good attention coming his way from Deepika as well as Diana though it is clear that together, the trio is in a platonic relationship.
"Of course there is no ex-wife in the picture here but in spirit the film seems to be borrowing from the Woody Allen musical. There is a carnival kind of atmosphere which was the hallmark of 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' as well. Moreover both films deal with liberation of human emotions with no ties attached. When released, 'Vicky....' has opened to rave reviews and had also shocked many due to its uninhibited portrayal of a love triangle. Now expect the same in 'Cocktail' as well because this is again a love triangle with a difference. A huge one that actually", comments an industry insider.
For obvious reasons, the makers are not yet willing to talk about inspiration, if any. However one can see that the film would indeed raise many a eyebrow on its release due to it's unconventional appeal and obvious comparisons with the source from which it has been seemingly inspired.

Apple launches MacBook Pro with Retina display at Rs 1,52,900 onwards.


New Delhi: Apple has launched an all new 15-inch MacBook Pro that features a stunning Retina display, all flash storage and quad-core processors in a radically thin and light design. It measures a mere 0.71 inches and weighing only 4.46 pounds.
"With a gorgeous Retina display, all flash architecture and a radically thin and light design, the new MacBook Pro is the most advanced Mac we have ever built," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro is available with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage starting at Rs 152,900, and with a 2.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz, 8GB of memory and 512GB of flash storage starting at Rs 192,900.

Configure-to-order options include faster quad-core processors up to 2.7 GHz, up to 16GB of memory and flash storage up to 768GB.
The new MacBook Pro Retina display is said to be the world's highest resolution notebook display with over 5 million pixels, 3 million more than an HD television. At 220 pixels-per-inch, the Retina display's pixel density is so high the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance, so text and graphics look incredibly sharp. The Retina display uses IPS technology for a 178-degree wide viewing angle, and has 75 per cent less reflection and 29 per cent higher contrast than the previous generation.
The MacBook Pro with Retina display is powered by the latest Intel Core i7 quad-core processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics, up to 16GB of faster 1600 MHz RAM and flash storage up to 768GB. Two Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports allow pro users to connect to multiple displays and high performance devices, and a new HDMI port offers quick connectivity to HDTVs.
The MacBook Pro battery delivers up to 7 hours of wireless productivity. The all new MacBook Pro ships with OS X Lion. Starting today, customers who purchase a Mac are eligible for a free copy of OS X Mountain Lion when it becomes available.

Facebook founder Zuckerberg marries girlfriend


(FB) founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan on Saturday.
Facebook Inc. (FB) founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan on Saturday, the tech pioneer announced, The New York Post reported.
Zuckerberg took to the social networking site to announce the happy event, adding to his timeline, "Married Priscilla Chan."
The 28-year-old also posted a photograph of the happy couple in their wedding finery.
Zuckerberg, who is rarely seen out of his trademark hoodie, donned a dark blue suit and tie with a white shirt, while the bride, 27, wore a white lace gown.
The pair, who met in Harvard and have been dating for nine years, live in Palo Alto, Calif.
The picture showed Zuckerberg and Chan posing in what appeared to be a backyard, with a string of outdoor lightbulbs behind them.