Saturday, October 8, 2011

Top 3 Affordable Places to Eat in London

One of the most important things which make your vacation a whole lot better is food. And in that affordable food gives you even more satisfaction.

Going to London? Well here's our list of London's Top 3 affordable restaurants which will surely make your mouth water.

1.Pollen Street Social

Jason Atherton, formerly of Maze, has certainly put Pollen Street on the map. The huge Mayfair site comprises large lounge bar and restaurant areas, a dessert bar, a private dining-cum-sommelier's room, showcase kitchen, glass-walled wine cellar and meat-ageing room (apologies if we've forgotten something).


We were bowled over by a stunning black and white starter of cauliflower and squid, which looked almost like risotto, and exquisitely fresh hake with smoked mussels. A generous plate of roast Dingley Dell pork belly and loin with apple, curly kale, mulled brambles and cobnut paste brought intrigue to a classic flavour combination.

Vegetarians have a dedicated menu featuring dishes such as penne with salsify cream, girolles and summer truffle.


Pollen Street Social,
8 Pollen Street W1S 1NQ,
Transport Oxford Circus tube.

020 7592 1616

More Details: 
Bar Open/tapas served noon-midnight Mon-Sat. Tapas £3.50-£16. Restaurant Lunch served noon-2.45pm, dinner served 6-10.45pm Mon-Sat

Main courses : £21-£24.50. Set lunch £20 2 courses, £23.50 3 courses

Credit cards : AmEx, MC, V

Facilities :
Babies and children welcome ( restaurant: high chairs ), Booking advisable, Separate room for parties ( seats 14 ), Available for hire, Disabled ( toilet ), Vegetarian menu.

2. Corner Room

Eating food cooked by Viajante's Nuno Mendes is an adventure, and (as any hobbit will tell you) adventures aren't for everyone, but we find it fascinating: a terrific amuse-bouche of fat olives stuffed with anchovy, orange and parsley; visually arresting mackerel with gooseberry granita, pistachio and tiny, roe-like balls of melon; a blueberry pudding with chunks of dry brioche and caramel-streaked goat's cheese, under a grassy-tasting shiso granita.

The biggest hit had the simplest twist: 'clam and cod chowder' wasn't soup, just a perfectly cooked, chunky cod fillet, a scatter of clams, sweetcorn, diced potato and a little sauce, delivering an explosive whack of flavour authentic enough to demand a return ticket from Boston.
No bookings are taken, so you'll probably wait for a table, and there's a 90-minute maximum stay - not enforced for our visit early in the week, even though the quietly arty first-floor corner dining room was full by 9pm.

Later diners began to experience delays, doubtless because of the amount of hands-on preparation required, and some dishes overextend themselves: the meat in a delicious Iberico pork and Portuguese bread pudding was seared like tuna for superb texture, but disconcertingly lukewarm.
At these prices, though, these are exciting, surprising eats.

Address :
Corner Room,
Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square E2 9NF,
Transport Bethnal Green tube.

More Details :

Breakfast served :7-10am Mon-Fri; 7.30-10.30am Sat, Sun. Meals served noon-10.30pm daily
Main courses :£10-£15. Set lunch (noon-3pm Mon-Fri) £15 2 courses
Credit cards : AmEx, MC, V
Facilities :
Babies and children admitted, Bookings not accepted, Disabled ( toilet ).

3. Hawksmoor Seven Dials

One of Hawksmoor's delicacies
Hawksmoor is a carnivore's paradise, a homage to top-quality British beef. Yet it's more than a steakhouse. The Covent Garden outpost is quite a different animal from the Spitalfields original, and makes the most of its basement location with a gorgeous bar that feels like an old school chemistry lab, from which palate-dazzling alco-concoctions emerge.

Starters focus on British fish (Dorset oysters and blue lobster, Poole clams); our crab on toast, a huge mound of brown and white meat served on good crusty bread, was straightforward and delectable. This is a place that chooses its ingredients carefully, then serves them simply. The steaks are a case in point.

All the meat comes from excellent, Yorkshire-based butcher Ginger Pig. The beef is from Longhorn cattle, the meat dry-aged for at least 35 days. Steaks are cooked on a Josper grill, emerging with a crusty black exterior and luxe red interior. We're fans of the deep-flavoured rump, and were blown away by the ribeye, served medium-rare to melt the fat in the well-marbled meat. Side dishes of bone marrow and two kinds of chips (beef dripping or triple-cooked) complete the feast.

Clued-up staff are keen to advise on the various meat cuts and the lengthy, well-chosen wine list. Make sure you arrive hungry.

Address :

Hawksmoor Seven Dials,
11 Langley Street WC2H 9JJ,
Transport Covent Garden tube.
020 7856 2154

More Details : 

Lunch served :noon-3pm, dinner served 5-10.30pm Mon-Sat. Meals served noon-5pm Sun
Main courses :£15-£30. Set meal (5-6.30pm, 10-10.30pm Mon-Fri) £20 2 courses, £22.50 3 courses Meal for two with wine and service: around £120
Credit cards : AmEx, MC, V
Facilities :
Babies and children welcome ( high chairs; nappy-changing facilities ), Booking advisable, Separate room for parties ( seats 16 ), Available for hire, Disabled ( toilet ).


Thursday, October 6, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

"Without Steve Jobs Apple would still be only a fruit." 



APPLE genius Steve Jobs died last night after a long battle with cancer.

The computer pioneer, 56, had recently looked incredibly frail after a fight with the illness.

US President Barack Obama paid tribute to the man who "exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity".

He said: "He transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.

"The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented."

 Jobs resigned as the company's chief exec in August after being on medical leave since January 17 for an undisclosed condition.

 The unveiling of the iPhone 4S on Tuesday was the first time he had not been at a key product launch.

Jobs died as Walt Disney Co.'s largest shareholder after he sold Toy Story makers Pixar to them.

Comparisons were drawn between Jobs and some of history's most celebrated minds.

Movie director Steven Spielberg, one of the founders of Pixar rival DreamWorks Animation, said: "Steve Jobs was the greatest inventor since Thomas Edison. He put the world at our fingertips."

Daniel Ek, the founder of digital music service Spotify, said: "My hat off to our time's Da Vinci."
Remembered ... Apple homepage after Jobs's death was announced
Remembered ... Apple homepage after Jobs's death was announced

The CEO Jobs hand-picked to replace him, Tim Cook, addressed Apple staff in an email.

He wrote: "Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor.

"Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."

Grieving Apple devotees left floral and written tributes outside his home in Palo Alto, California.

He died peacefully with his family by his side.

A spokesman for Apple said: "We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

The face of Apple ... Steve Jobs
The face of Apple ... Steve Jobs

"Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives.

"The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

"His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family.

Innovator ... Steve Jobs posing with an Apple II computer
Innovator ... Steve Jobs posing with an Apple II computer

"Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."

Jobs co-founded Apple in a garage in 1976 and after resigning as chief exec this year stayed on as chairman.

He battled pancreatic cancer in 2004 and had to have a liver transplant in 2007.

COMPUTER pioneer has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

His chief exec resignation letter in August was given an added poignancy after his death.

He said: "I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know."

"I believe Apple's brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

"I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you."

Jobs has been behind some of technology's most revolutionary creations.

He transformed the music industry when the iPod was introduced on October 23, 2001.

Six years later he revitalised the mobile market with the first iPhone on January 9, 2007.

And on January 27, 2010, the iPad was announced, changing the portable computer world forever.

In August this year Apple became the world's most valuable company for the first time.

In a survey last month Jobs was said to be worth $7BILLION - or £4.5BILLION.

Celebrities paid tribute to the computing legend online on Twitter.

Jonathan Ross said: "RIP Steve Jobs. You changed the world. Sad day."

Arnold Schwarzenegger added: "Steve lived the California Dream every day of his life and he changed the world and inspired all of us."

Lord Alan Sugar remembered his Amstrad computer company competing with Jobs in the 1980s.

He wrote: "Gutted: Steve Jobs died.

Creations ... the iPod, an old Mac and iPhone
Creations ... the iPod, an old Mac and iPhone

"We started our computer biz at same time and were competitors thru 80's. Great visionary. Sadly missed RIP."

Kim Kardashian said: "Steve Jobs died. He was a brilliant man."

Stephen Fry said: "Woke to the news of Steve Jobs's death. He changed the world. I knew him a little and admired him entirely. Love to Apple and his family."

Revolutionary ... Steve Jobs shows off an iMac computer and a NeXTstation
Revolutionary ... Steve Jobs shows off an iMac computer and a NeXTstation

Alexandra Burke said: "So sad to hear that Steve Jobs has passed away.

"What a genius. He is with the angels now. May he rest in perfect peace."

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates also expressed his condolences saying that it had "been an insanely great honour" to work with his long-time rival.

Pioneer ... Steve Jobs and a NeXTstation computer
Pioneer ... Steve Jobs and a NeXTstation computer

Mr Gates said: "I'm truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs' death.

"Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.

"The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honour. I will miss Steve immensely."

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Larry Page, also spoke of Jobs' passing.

Mr Zuckerberg said: "Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you"

Mr Page said: "He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin added: "Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product. On behalf of all of us at Google and more broadly in technology, you will be missed very much." 

RIP Steve Jobs. We WILL MISS YOU. :'(

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Carlos Tevez Excuses For Not Playing Against Bayer Munich

Hey guys, we all know about the Tevez - Mancini Epic Fight after Carlos Tevez allegedly refused to play. ( You haven't heard of it?  Gosh! you gotta read this :  )

Here are the funniest excuses Tevez made for not playing. Enjoy.

- "FIFA 12 just came out today and you expect me to go on the pitch?!"

"Manager I swear, John Terry said if I play he'd do my wife"

i spent the week training with Torres, you really want me to come on?

#TevezExcuses " saving myself for the manchester derby"

" I don't wanna be part of another Munich disaster."

"Chill boss, i can score as many goals on the bench, as torres on the field"

NASA told me it could spell the end of the world, if me, Ribery and Lescott were on the same pitch at the same time..

"I wanted the world to know that I'm the only man who can refuse to do my job and still get paid thousands of pounds."

" Ican't leave Zabaletta alone on the bench.. I'm home sick he's all I got from Argentina"

  "I owed Bastian Schweinsteiger £50 and I didn't have it on me."

"Ribery was on the pitch, if I came in it would be a Horror movie."

"Yo Boss, imma let you finish but 2-0 down and you put me in, what am I? Berbatov?"
"I was helping you, Mr. Mancini. Now everyone is talking about me and not the defeat we suffered. I saved your face, man." 

  "I can't run round with £250k stuffed in my pockets"

  "what me? Play? I thought I was the mascot"

   "My wife doesn't like Germany so I can't play there"

  "Mario had promised me next go on his iPad"

  "I was shellshocked at learning that a third restaurant has opened in Manchester"

"I don't even know English how am i supposed to know Italian!"

  "I'm only here for moral support" 

"I helped City win the FACup and you bought Aguero, you want me to help you win the UCL so you can buy Messi ? I'm not a fool."

"I was just trying to keep Titus Bramble out of the papers"

Mancini - 'Carlos,we need a goal,I need u to put your neck on the line out there'. Tevez - 'I have no neck'

  "I was unfit... I blame Manchester United's medical staff. "

Tevez - Mancini Break Up Saga !

ROBERTO MANCINI insists Carlos Tevez is finished at City after the striker refused to play for him.

The Argy said "No" when asked to go on as sub with his side trailing to two Mario Gomez goals.

Boss Mancini raged: "He is finished. He refused to go on. I can't accept this. He won't play with me again. I don't want another situation like tonight, never. With me he is finished.

"In the next few days, I will speak with the chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak.

"Do you think a player can do this at Bayern Munich, Milan or Manchester United? Never.


"This can't happen in a top club when a player refuses to help his team-mates in an important match like tonight."

Tevez was upset when Mancini subbed fellow striker Edin Dzeko for holding midfielder Nigel de Jong.

Mancini added: "For the first change, I decided to change Edin with Nigel because I wanted to make sure we didn't concede a third goal as we were 30 minutes to the end.

"Then Carlos refused to warm up and go on the pitch.

"He was going to be the second substitution. I decide this, not Carlos.

"If a player earns a lot of money to play for Manchester City in this competition and refuses to play, then he can never play for us again."

Bosnian Dzeko was also angered by Mancini's decision and threw a strop after leaving the pitch.

Mancini said: "Dzeko is disappointed but the manager can do what he thinks.

"No player can play very well in every game. I need to speak with him.

"Next time he can stay on the bench with me."

Tevez came out to defend himself afterwards — but ended up dodging the issue entirely. 

He said: "I have been professional during all my time here."

"Last season I was also the top scorer and I put my opinion across that I wanted to leave for family reasons — but I keep trying to do my best."

City No 2 David Platt urged for calm. He said: "Roberto will sleep on it and deal with it in the way he sees fit.

"We have to put this away for a couple of days and settle this internally."

The defeat leaves City with just one point from their first two Champions League games.

But things could have been different had they been awarded a penalty on four minutes when David Silva was felled by former City defender Jerome Boateng.

Mancini said: "For me it was a penalty but the referee did not see.

"We played well for 30 minutes but then we conceded the first goal, which was a stupid goal. When they got the second goal, the game was finished there.

Mancini instructs Tevez to warm up as Tevez just watches on.

"For us, at this moment, this Bayern team is too strong. But we have another four games and when we meet them for a second time in Manchester, this time we can do better.

"We played well for 30 minutes and had chances but, at this level, if you don't run for 90 minutes then you have a problem. We did not work very well after 20 minutes."

City defender Kolo Toure was back in European action for the first time since his drugs ban.

The Ivory Coast centre-back said: "We started very well but then we didn't defend as a team. Obviously the manager will resolve that.

"Bayern are a very experienced team and all we can do is learn from this game."

Monday, September 26, 2011

How to get FB Timeline

Facebook has announced some new features in its annual f8 conference. Two major features include “Facebook Timeline” and “Powerful social apps”. If you want to use new Facebook Timeline feature then check out the tutorial after the jump. 

The new timeline feature will gather all your old Facebook stuff at the single window and you will be able to switch between months and years easily. Check out the video to know about Facebook timeline.

How to install Facebook Timeline in Your Profile:

Follow these steps carefully to use the Facebook Timeline feature which is yet open only for the developers.

Step 1:

Open this URL, Click on “allow” [if shown] and then Click on the “+Create new App”.

Step 2:

Enter “App Display Name” and “App Namespace“. Any name you want to add there. Click on continue.


Step 3:

Next page with your app details will be opened. Click on “Open Graph” on the right sidebar of the page.

Step 4:

Define your app, fill it same as shown in the image below or whatever you want to write there. Click on “Get started“.



Step 5:

On the next page scroll down and click “Save changes and next“.

Then again scroll down and click on “Save and Finish“.

Step 6:

Now open your Facebook Profile and you will find a new message there like one in the image below. Click on “Get it now” and its done.

 Facebook Timeline Look:

Your timeline will look similar to the one below [mine].


Friday, July 15, 2011

Grandad at 29 !

A DAD has become Britain's youngest grand-father at the age of 29 after his daughter gave birth at 14.

Shem Davies was also 14 when he became a father for the first time.

Now schoolgirl daughter Tia has had a baby girl a week before her 15th birthday.

Last night jobless Shem - who split with Tia's mum Kelly three months after Tia was born - said he was "absolutely delighted" at the new arrival.
Youngest grandad ... Shem with grandma Kelly and new parents Tia and Jordan

Tiny Ava Grace is in an incubator after she was born ten weeks early - weighing less than 2lb.

But the family said she is "doing remarkably well" at the special care baby unit where she is being cared for in Bridgend, South Wales.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bad Teacher : Review



Xamborghini's Rating:       (1/5)


Jake Kasdan

Writers: Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg

Stars: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake



Bad Teacher is a great concept that resulted in a style of humor like most of the Adult Swim cartoons you see today: When the jokes hit they hit well, but when they miss, they miss quite badly. The cast was delightful, but could only go so far with the material. As a matter of fact, it was the cast that saved the movie from being a total disaster by providing their comedic chops, their charm, and their good comic timing that you don't see enough of nowadays.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Beckham Scores Directly From Corner!

Beckham has done it yet again. This time from a Corner Kick.His amazing goal gave the LA Galaxy a 2-1 win over Chicago Fire.

The former England midfielder laid on a 58th minute opener for Landon Donovan before Chicago's Cristian Nazarith equalised.


DAVID BECKHAM produced some of his old magic by scoring directly from a corner as LA Galaxy beat Chicago Fire in the MLS.

But Beckham rolled back the years to prove nobody else can bend it like him when his ball from a set-piece deceived everyone before nestling inside the back of the net.

The win moves Galaxy five points clear of second-placed FC Dallas in the Western Conference.

Plot Holes : Transformers - Dark of the Moon

Genre:  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Director: Michael Bay

Writer: Ehren Kruger

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tyrese Gibson


Plot Summary: The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets blah blah blah... :P



Now we move on to the Plot Holes (There are way too  many in this one.Its more like 140 minutes of a movie with some plot hole every 30 seconds. If you ask me , don't go to a theater to watch this one). 




  • During the plot Megatron explains that his original intent of arriving to Earth was to meet up with Sentinel Prime rather then to claim the Allspark , however this is hard to believe considering Megatron crashed landed several hundred years before Sentinel's arrival in the 1960s.

  • When the Autobots are forced to leave Earth, there are said to be nine of them. However, at this point in the movie there are eleven: Optimus, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Sideswipe, Dino, Que, the three Wreckers, Wheelie and Brains.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Today's Top 5 Facts (10.07.2011)

Here's your daily dose of Top 5 Facts:

1.When young and impoverished, Pablo Picasso kept warm by burning his own paintings.

2. In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined!

3. Ice Cream is chinese food!

Today's Top 5 Facts

Here's your daily dose of top 5 facts.

1.If you rearrange the letters in Vin Diesel it reveals his credo: "I End Lives."

2.Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice.

3. When glass breaks, the cracks move at speeds of up to 3,000 miles per hour.

4.  Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark!

5.Squirrels forget where they hide about half of their nuts.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Under Construction

We are currently making changes to the site, so there will be no posts till then.

Sorry Guys.

Patience has it rewards.SO be patient.Do check back after some time.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Comical goal adds to ENGLAND's Misery

With three minutes to go, England were leading 2-1 when Quillan Roberts ventured out of his goal to take a free-kick just inside Canada's half.

He launched the ball forward and after it evaded a melee of outfield players, it took one high bounce before clearing the despairing dive of Jordan Pickford in England's goal.

ENGLAND'S week of international misery took a comical turn last night when the Under-17s conceded a late equaliser from Canada's GOALKEEPER.

The 2-2 draw gave Canada their first ever World Cup point at U-17 level.

At least the U-17 Three Lions still have something to fight for — unlike their U-21 counterparts (who got knocked out of the European Championship in Denmark earlier this month).


Apparently, the Mayans predicted the Earthquake in Japan and therefore many fatalists are asking, could 2012 be the real deal?

Most religions and cultures share a perception that things as we know them, won’t last forever. Countless predictions have been made about how it’s all going to go down and again, most cultures and religions coincide in that it will not be a pretty thing.

 Here’s where things get spooky: The last cycle or wave, the “Unity” cycle ended on March 9 2011, and the Mayans predicted it would end with a massive earthquake. The massive Japanese earthquake occurred on the 10th of March.

According to scholars who have studied what was left of Mayan writings after the Spaniards ravaged them to shreds and burned every book they could find, the Mayans used the movement of the cosmos as tale tell signs of what was going to happen to us here on Earth.

Bye Villa! Hello Cesc!

No Sacrifice, No Victory!

European champions Barcelona could opt to sacrifice their star striker David Villa, in order to finance their potential triple transfer coup.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Catalans conceded that they'll have to sell Villa, who joined the side a little over a year ago for £35m from Valencia, in order to fund a potential £91m swoop for Cesc Fabregas, Alexis Sanchez and Giuseppe Rossi. Due to the £350m debt laden on the Spanish giants, the champions have been forced to sell-to-buy.

Will they be able to play together for Barca?

Arsenal whose valuation of Fabregas is £40m, have been told that they'll have to settle for £35m for the ex-Barca youth-team midfielder. However, a cash-plus-player deal could settle the deal. Pep Guardiola's side are also the front runners to sign Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez, for a reported £27m, along with Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi for £26m.

You are never GO(o)NE(r) get CESC!

The speculation time is over .  Barcelona have officially made an  £27m bid for the Arsenal skipper which was immediately turned down.

Barca president Sandro Rossell made the verbal offer to Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis. The Catalan giants have kept their tradition of trying to get Fabregas back to The Nou Camp with this offer. But according to me this offer was very stupid as Arsenal had turned down £31m and £29m bids for Cesc last year.No doubt this bid was turned down instantly.

(Ade-by-whore got a similar price from Manchester City,then Cesc is surely worth double this bid.)

And when clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester City are ready to spill cash to get Fabregas, Barcelona really need to gear up. 

Tennis Stars Imitate Each Other

Tennis IS not a funny game. (Okay, I know I SUCK at writing articles, and the opening line was lame indeed).

Here are some videos in which Andy Roddick imitates Maria Sharapova and the world No.1 Rafael Nadal.

 Hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Golden chance????
Sing and Dance with SRK????