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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

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I hope you all are enjoying awesome contents and pictures of our photo blog daily and now we are at the end of November 2006 with many photos of various established celebrities and emerging personalities from around the World.

So here is some good post from month of November. We celebrated Aishwarya's B'Day with photo of her latest movies like Umroa Jaan, Dhoom 2 and soon picture from Guru will also come. Then there is Amruta Patki who won Miss Earth Air 2006 award recently while Hil Yesenia Hernandez crowned Miss Earth 2006. We also had some hot pictures of Celina Jaitley, Koena Mitra, Christina Anguilera, Pamela Anderson, Adriana Lima and so on. Bipasha Basu also launched her on website in this November. Preeti Desai became first Indian origin Miss Great Britain and Sania Mirza got included in Top 10 Tennis Beauties in the World.

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Gabriela Sabatini

Gabriela Sabatini was born on May 16, 1970 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.

She was one of the leading players on the women's circuit in the late-1980s and early-1990s. She won the women's singles title at the US Open in 1990, the women's doubles title at Wimbledon in 1988, and a silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games.

In 1989, she launched her own perfume, simply named "Gabriela Sabatini." Sabatini was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 15, 2006.

Recently she was listed at top among the world's all time "Top 10 Tennis Beauties" by chinise media Xinhua News Agency.

Other player who figured in the list in order: Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Anna Kournikova, Martina Hingis, Daniela Hantuchova, Mary Pierce, Maria Sharapova, Justine Henin-Hardenne and Sania Mirza.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Cheryl Burke

Cheryl Burke

Cheryl Bautista Burke was born on May 12, 1984 in Northern California. She is a professional dancer based in New York City and best known for winning the second and third seasons of ABC's American version of Dancing with the Stars with Drew Lachey in February 2006 and Emmitt Smith in November 2006.

Cheryl Burke was nominated twice for Outstanding Choreography on the 2006 Emmy Awards, making her the youngest nominee in that category.

Check our more information about Cheryl here.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza was born on November 15, 1986 in Mumbai and resides in Hyderabad, India. She is an Indian tennis player coached by her father Imran Mirza. She began playing tennis at the age of six, turning professional in 2003. She was the highest ranked female tennis player ever from India, with career high rankings of number 31 in singles and 26 in doubles.

She became the first Indian woman to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament at the 2005 US Open, defeating Mashona Washington, Maria Elena Camerin and Marion Bartoli. In 2004, she finished runner up at the Asian Tennis Championship. On February 12, 2005, she became the first Indian woman to win a WTA singles title defeating Alyona Bondarenko of Ukraine in the Hyderabad Open Finals.


Sania won the Wimbledon Championships Girls' Doubles title in 2003, teaming up with Alisa Kleybanova of Russia.

As of September 2006, Sania has notched up three top 10 wins against Svetlana Kuznetsova, Nadia Petrova and Martina Hingis.

She was 5th in the list of Top ten Asian female players as of October 2006.


A Chinese photographer moves to the U.S. Here, he discovers bodies. Bodies as social places. Bodies as identifiers, as the places of definition. How does the place one belongs to relate to the body one owns (isn't this a beautiful expression? to own a body...)?
Shen Wei's series Almost Naked is a guided tour of identity caught in body. Or of the body as caught up in identity. Whichever way you put it, there is a feeling of self, that is, that the pictures are not of the person's body, but of a person as she reveals/hides herself. There is a certain foreigner's curiosity of how the others deal with who they are, what they are, and what they can present to someone else. This curiosity, and the way the subjects deal with it, is one of the most delightful aspects of Wei's work.
There is sometimes a feeling of a dangerous zone, of a fragile state that almost makes one look away, as if there was something indecent about showing oneself. As if it were an exposition and not a capturing of something. Then again, curiosity is stronger and I dare you not to look at all the pictures with great attention. The attraction of intimacy, combined with a gentle sense of humor, is right on the spot. Shen Wei says:

Once I achieve the trust of the model, I can feel their energy and their desire to be seen and be explored but at the same time still reserve some for themselves. It is in those Almost Naked moments that my subjects are the most exquisite, when things occur, and what generally is not displayed initially in public is exposed. I emotionally and physically strip the sitters when the trust and friendship is built between us. The key to building that trust and friendship is to make them feel at ease with conversation and personalized emotion contact. It can sometimes be psychological, sometimes more sensual, sometimes more or less sincere, depending upon the personality of the sitters and the intimate level of the environment. It is the art of psychology within making art.


None of the people smile.

I found this through the placebokatz blog, which to my great joy (as always when that happens) has put a link to this humble page.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Hil Yesenia Hernandez
Hil Yesenia Hernandez
Hil Yesenia Hernandez
Hil Yesenia Hernandez
Hil Yesenia Hernandez

Miss Chile, Hil Yesenia Hernandez crowned Miss Earth 2006. The final coronation was held in an open-air affair at the Agrifina Circle in front of the National Museum in Manila, Philippines.

Miss Earth Air 2006 awarded to Miss India, Amruta Patki.
Miss Earth Water 2006 awarded to Miss Philippines, Catherine Untalan.
Miss Earth Fire 2006 awarded to Miss Venezuela, Marianne Puglia and she was also awarded best in swimsuit.

The rest of the special awards are as follows :-
Miss Photogenic awarded to Miss Canada, Riza Raquel Santos.
Best in Talent awarded to Miss China, Zhou Meng Ting who performed a Dan-Ching-Fan dance during the Miss Earth 2006 Final Talent competition held at the Teatro Marikina last Nov 22.
Miss India, Amruta Patki also received an award for Best in Long Gown.
Miss Friendship awarded to Miss Italy, Maria Lucia Leo.
Best in National Costume awarded to Miss Samoa Mililani Vienna Tofa.

Hearty Congratulations to All Winners :-).

Check out our previous post of Miss Earth 2003 participant Vida Samadzai here and 2006 participant from India Amruta Patki here.

Zhang Han Yun

Zhang Han Yun

Zhang Han Yun (Kristy) was born on April 9, 1989 in Luo Yang, China. She was 2nd runner up in the chinese show Super Girl. Super Girl is a singing contest in People's Republic of China for female contestants. BabyX'mas is her huge hit musical album in China.

You can find more pictures and information about Baby Zhang here.

Check out profile of other Super Girl winner Li Yuchun here.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Yinka Shonibare, Scramble for Africa (2003)

Shonibare's most famous works play on the idea of origin and power. The first lecture is clear: headless people are scrambling for Africa. They are dressed in European clothes, but made of African fabric. They are false. But this goes further. The type of cloth they use, called batik, is used throughout Africa (and not only) and considered a local tradition. But, as Shonibare says, that is not the case:

...the fabrics are not authentically African – they were produced by the Dutch in the 19th century and then subsequently by the English for sales to the African market.
That makes the situation even more absurd and scary. What is left of Africa? And what can be left for Africa?

But there is another issue related to Shonibare that has been interesting me more. The freedom of the artist vs. the necessity of his functioning well in the system.
Let's start off with this:

Yinka Shonibare, The Swing (after Fragonard) (2001)

How much does the artist need to know about what he is doing?
And really the idea behind it is to draw a parallel with the relationship between the contemporary first world and third-world countries. I want to show that behind excessive lifestyles there are people who have to provide the labour to make this kind of lifestyle happen.

But generally I think I made a piece of work about this painting because I actually admire the work very much. And I like the contradiction of taking something that’s supposedly ‘ethnic’ and putting that onto classical European painting.

All this seems fairly light, naive, compared to what the critics have to say about Yinka Shonibare's works. Does this mean he is unaware of the worlds he is creating? Is he simply using strong imagery that brings about a huge load of references? Possibly. Does that change anything? Does that make him a worse artist? Should the artist be his own critic? Should he be a philosopher as well?

Obviously, the artist part of being an artist is to make art. And then, see what happens. That's in the ideal world. In the one I know, the artist also sells his product, by being who he is, by having the life he has, by speaking the way he speaks. This doesn't signify the impossibility of defending oneself through work alone, but certainly makes it all the more difficult. And brings another issue.

What if Yinka Shonibare didn't make contemporary ethnic art? What if his work were just contemporary, and dealt with, say McDonald's or sex or any other issue? And let's imagine, for the sake of the argument, that it weren't any worse than what he is doing now. Would we know him? Who would he be? Would it matter that he is black, was born in London, lived in Nigeria and studied at Goldsmiths? There is a very irritating way the art world defines itself through basic associations of life and work. Possibly this has to do with the art having moved into a direction that is so difficult to judge (although artists like Shonibare play remixing the old school in a somewhat old-school way) that more is required in order to give it value (clearly also market value).

What happens to the freedom of the artist? What freedom does the artist have? Will we ever know of Shonibare's landscape sketches? And more broadly: how does an artist deal with the fact that many of his better ideas might not actually be better as seen from a social/market perspective, while some of his simpler, more obvious ideas are caught on and bought on the spot? How many more African-dressed figures does Shonibare need to make? How many can he handle? Isn't this exactly the same branding phenomenon as in other areas of commerce? Can we still call this investigation and digging in? How often do we see an artist still digging many, many exhibitions later, when he really shouldn't? I believe Louise Bourgeois said about Francis Bacon that it is true that he always paints the same painting, but it's a very beautiful painting.

Isn't there something wrong with this picture? Some sort of an obsession that has more to do with the way one is seen than with the way one sees? Of course, Bacon had enough guts to spill them over and over again on the canvas. But let's put it bluntly: most of us, most of artists, are not Francis Bacon. And still, they keep on painting the same painting. Looking for what? Perfection? Style? Truth? Exploring? Or self-branding, self-censoring?

Yinka Shonibare, Toy Painting 26 & Toy Painting 27 (2005)

Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu

It's the sexy Bipasha Basu and not the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai that wears the bikini in Dhoom 2 , that has hit the theaters this Friday.

She recently launched her website http://bipashabasunet.com which contains her diary, biography, filmography, photo gallery. A unique aspect of Bipasha’s website is an auction page for her stuffs like clothes and the proceeds of this auction will go directly to the Make A Wish foundation.

Check out our previous post of Bipasha here.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes was born on December 18, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio. She is an American actress. Holmes was annually named by both the British and American editions of FHM magazine as one of the sexiest women in the world from 1999 forward. She was named one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2003.

In early 2005 Holmes began a highly publicized relationship with actor Tom Cruise, sixteen years her senior. Cruise has dated since his divorce from Nicole Kidman, like Penélope Cruz and Sofía Vergara and finally Katie. The couple announced Holmes was pregnant in October 2005; and on April 18, 2006, she gave birth to a baby girl, Suri Cruise. On November 18, 2006, Holmes and Cruise were married at the 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Payal Rohatgi

Payal Rohatgi

Payal Rohatgi is a Bollywood actress and item girl. She is a computer engineer by profession. Payal Rohatgi won the title of Miss Tourism World in 2001 and was also a finalist at the Femina Miss India contest in 2000.
Payal's Bollywood debut was in Harry Baweja's Yeh Kya Ho Raha Hai, a Hindi remake of the Hollywood teen flick American Pie.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Preeti Desai

Preeti Desai
Preeti Desai, 25, became the new Miss Great Britain replacing Danielle Lloyd. She is the first person of Indian origin to win this title. She will now represent Britain in Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima was born on June 12, 1981 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. She is a Brazilian supermodel, best known for her work with Victoria's Secret.
At the age of 15, she finished 1st place in a Ford Supermodel of Brazil model search. Lima later followed with a 2nd place finish in the 1996 Ford Supermodel of the World contest.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

This magnificent artist has been recommended to me by my brother. Just look:

And more...





I feel like showing most of the images on the site which represents him, www.talent.cz.
One thing makes me wonder. All of the pictures above were taken in Czechoslovakia before 1989. The question that comes to mind is: what can be the role of the circumstances on a photographer's quality? If a photographer is a document-maker (in a broad sense, and I mean a photographer that goes out of the studio), than doesn't the reality he has access to play a crucial role? How would he deal with a less unreal reality?
Jindřich Štreit tried. Many of the pictures were taken in France, some in Germany (?). And they do look more pale. Some of them are very pretty, some play with the idea of social criticism, but it seems far from the quality of the Czech works:
So is this a question of time? Does the world today have less to offer to the eye of a photographer? Apparently not:

The picture was taken in 1997. But in Siberia. Which still remains somewhat exotic. Exotic. There's the rub. Maybe the politician that bows while saying hello is just as exotic to someone from a different culture as many of those pictures are to us? (And then, of course, what is "us"? Isn't it an impossible word when publishing something on this site?)
So the question is: can the world be really becoming boring, or is it just becoming more alike to a certain standard we are used to, and this standard is just as ex-centric to someone from somewhere else as this someone is to us? And another, more specific point: what is the artists position in this mutating situation? Or rather, what are his possible positions? How does the role of a witness change in these changing times?

Katie Leung

Katie Leung

Katie Liu Leung was born on August 8, 1987 in Motherwell, Scotland. She is a Scottish actress most famous for playing Cho Chang, Harry Potter's love interest in the film version of the J. K. Rowling novel Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Leung is also performing in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix along with Emma Watson. She was recently in news because Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Katie took about 30 takes to get the perfect first kiss for the movie Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix.

Update(Aug 10, 2007): Get more information about Katie Leung in Askmen.

Koena Mitra

Koena Mitra

Koena Mitra is an Indian Bollywood actress and hot model. Her latest movie is Apna Sapna Money Money.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Lori Herbserger, New Paintings Installation (Untitled), 2002 (acrylic on canvas and wall)

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson was born on July 1, 1967 in Lady Smith, British Columbia, Canada. She is a Canadian actress, sex symbol, glamour model, producer, TV personality and author. Anderson is popularly known for modeling and television acting in the 1990s and for her large breast implants.
Anderson has appeared 11 times on the cover of Playboy magazine (1989-2004), more than anyone else in the magazine's history. She is also supposed to appear on the cover of Playboy in January 2007.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Bhavana

Bhavana

Bhavana was born on 6 June 1986. She is a South Indian (Malayalam, Tamil) actress who made her debut in Kamal's Nammal in Malayalam. After her debut movie which won her critical acclaim and various honours, including the State award, this young actress has created an independent position in Malayalam cinema industry.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

"7. Don’t make modern art.

Modern art tends to be ironical, cynical, self referential, afraid of beauty, afraid of meaning
-other than the trendy discourse of the day-,
afraid of technology, anti-artistry.
Furthermore contemporary art is a marginal niche.
The audience is elsewhere.
Go to them rather then expecting them to come to the museum.
Contemporary art is a style, a genre, a format.
Think!

Do not fear beauty.
Do not fear pleasure.

(...)


Real people are starving for meaningful experiences.
And what’s more:

society needs you.

Contemporary civilisations are declining at an unsurpassed rate.
Fundamentalism.
Fascism.
Populism.
War.
Pollution.
The world is collapsing while the Artists twiddle their thumbs in the museums.

Step into the world.
Into the private worlds of individuals.
Share your vision.

Connect.
Connect.
Communicate.

8. Reject conceptualism.

Make art for people,
not for documentation.
Make art to experience
and not to read about.
Use the language of your medium to communicate all there is to know.
The user should never be required to read a description or a manual.

Don’t parody things that are better than you.

(...)

Don’t settle yourself in the position of the underdog: surpass them!
Go over their heads!
Dominate them!
Show them how it’s done!

Put the artistry back in Art.
Reject conceptualism.
Make art for people, not for documentation.
Make art to experience and not art to read about. Use the language of your work to communicate its content. The audience should never be required to read the description.
The work should communicate all that is required to understand it. "

-
Realtime art manifesto (fragment)
by Auriea Harvey & Michaël Samyn

(but see e.g. the comment to this post at networkable social object for a critical view of the above)

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980 in Staten Island, New York, USA. She is an American pop singer and songwriter.

Friday, November 17, 2006


Delicious.
The only thing that irritates me here - and I suppose that's just a silly problem - is that the brilliant guys that created this, Winkler and Noah, have absolutely no problem whatsoever selling these wonderful, environmentally friendly messages...

... and next to them, selling some of the most environmentally unfriendly ones. It's as if there was no difference. Who are they, you might say, to decide on that? They simply do their job, and that is, to come up with something that sells well whatever it is its supposed to sell. Hmmm... I guess you're right.
But just go beyond the surface of it's all the same and compare this to Adbusters. While Adbusters try to be the Good Guys (with all the risks that are part of it), Winkler and Noah would be an example of the UnGuys - neither good or bad. Excellent quality for sale. Sound right?

(via)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Celina Jaitley

Celina Jaitley

Celina Jaitley was born on 9 June 1981 in Kabul, Afghanistan. She is an Indian Bollywood actress. She was crowned Miss India in 2001. In addition to her Miss India win, Celina has won the Miss Margo Beautiful skin, Indiatimes Surfer's Choice, and MTV's Most Wanted awards. She was also a finalist in the Miss Universe 2001 contest.
Her latest movie is Apna Sapna Money Money where she is performing along with Koena Mitra, Riya Sen, Riteish Deshmukh.


Keep the world full of surprises.
If you don't have any books to cross, and are really not in the mood for a birthday party performance, then think of something else. Make it fluffy, hard, shiny, matte, transparent, sticky, disgusting, funny, shocking, simple, personal, whatever you make it,
hide it.
Anywhere you want, as long as it's a place accessible to anyone.
Then, go to Drop Spots, and put your drop spot on the map. So far, it seems to have been extremely popular around Belgium and the Netherlands. I suppose the authors - Brijetta Hall, Dan Phiffer and Ed Purver - might have something to do with it?
So far, there is only one drop spot in Lisbon. Hopefully this will quickly change. I'll try to participate as well.
(There isn't a single drop spot in Poland! Get to work, people!)

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How far are we today from the first experiences with 'pervasive internet' by the folks from Blast Theory? Not very far. The gaming industry is getting all happy, there are new initiatives (especially with locative media, but not only - see this absolutely amazing site with pretty much everything you thought was possible already cataloged). But one can feel all this is still very young. Artists don't really know what to do of all these possibilities. It seems like the world is suddenly too large, not too small. And so these are small experiments for something that, I think, will be much more impressive, overwhelming, and deep-going than anything we see around today. Are you as curious as I am?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Li Yuchun

Li Yuchun

Li Yuchun was born on 10 March 1984 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. She is a Chinese pop singer, who suddenly became the most famous new face in 2005, by winning the championship in a nationwide singing contest Super Girl. Li Yuchun made the cover story of Time Magazine Asia special issue, October 2005, named as one of the "Asia's Heroes".

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Konkona Sen Sharma

Konkona Sen was born in 1979. She is an Indian actress who made her debut as a child artist in the film Indira. She became a known face when she starred in the film Mr. and Mrs. Iyer with Rahul Bose. Konkona's performance got her the National Film Award for Best Actress. This was followed by a critically acclaimed hit, Page 3. The film won her the Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut for her first act in commercial cinema.

She also performed in Hindi movie Omkara along with Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Bipasha Basu and Vivek Oberoi. Her latest movie is Deadline - Sirf 24 Ghante where Sandhya Mridul and Irfan Khan are also giving her company.

Layers

Of course, of course. This is not what it seems.
This is not a concrete column. This is not graffiti. This is something entirely different. It is a picture, a photo of graffiti. It is printed on dibond, the type of aluminum that is used for traffic signs, for example. And these metal sheets are then screwed onto a plywood construction. And all this is put in a different, non-street setting (in this case, the «lovely Dicken's Library of the Mary Ward House, Bloomsbury, London», but in another, more gallery-like setting, which make it seem much poorer, almost as if it were a strictly site-specific installation).
But what is striking about this is that it is exactly what it seems - a dislocated object, a rupture in reality, an addition that questions its context. In that sense, it is correct to say this is a column with graffiti. Because here, in this space, that is what works, what creates the tension. And then, all the other levels come into play, in this sort of a hide-and-seek of «objectiveness». It all stops somewhere, because it is a self-commenting (self-referential, if you like) convention. It plays on the very fact that it's a fake. And that it is still incredibly near to reality. So near, the showing fragments of plywood actually seem glued onto the concrete pillar.
The fact that the installation is in a library seems crucial (no matter why it actually got there). It speaks volumes about what we are, who we are. Our «means of expression» and aesthetic values and the gut need for destruction (or is this just me?). At the same time, it is a taming object. It tames the defying attitude of the original by turning it into a slick, clean, savvy copy of itself. Now, this is the pillar of knowledge. Of civilization. Of us. It is what sustains - or what makes us believe it sustains the heavy walls of our libraries. And if we ridicule it for being a fake structure, we might just bee too confident in our own walls. Underestimating the actual proximity of the object, and the image.
Kristin Posehn, Replicant (2005-2006)

Monday, November 13, 2006

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff was born on September 28, 1987 in Houston, Texas. She is an American actress and a popular singer.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Jennifer Kotwal

Jennifer Kotwal

Jennifer Kotwal is young model and Bollywood actress who performed in Subhash Ghai's movie Yaadein along with Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan. She will be soon appear in Kannada movie Jogi.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Xuxa

Xuxa

Xuxa (Maria da Graça Meneghel) was born on March 27, 1963 in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She is a Brazilian television actress, singer and children's television show host. Her various shows have been broadcast in Portuguese, Spanish, and English languages.

She was one of the biggest celebrities in Brasil and was the biggest idol among kids around Latin America in the late 80s/early 90s.

She was the first Brazilian to appear on Forbes Magazine's list of richest artists in 1991, taking 37th place with an annual gross income of US$19 million.

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These are powerful images. Dark, quite genuine in their landartishness, in their hands-on approach to the material. No gimmicking with the pictures here, just plain, gloomy black-and-white pulp.
My recent lectures, concerning Shakespeare, his work and times, put these images in a great perspective. What is the disappearance of the battleground? And the rupture between violence and human territory? Is it about the transmitting of the violence as a value, from generation to generation? An ever-available tool? Then the battleground disappears, since war becomes a state of mind rather than an act, which is but its realization. It is the possibility of all wars against evil, be it another culture ("barbarians" means "the foreign ones") or another, more sophisticated concept required to execute the inherited right to violence ("war on terror", of course...). So the battleground disappears, and there is a rupture between violence and human territory - because it isn't about the land any more. It is about identity. About preserving what is mine, because it is mine, and because it is what it is and is in danger of becoming what it is not. Suddenly, seen from this point of view, war is everywhere. It is unbearably flexible. It becomes this dark, black mass that is there.
Then there is another level. Atlantic Wall is the title of the series of pictures by Czech-born artist Magdalena Jetelová. The Atlantic Wall, (ever heard of the Siegfried Line?), were huge fortifications made by Hitler during WW2 along the coast of the Atlantic. What does that knowledge change? How different is the spectator's position? Now go a step further in the mythological aspects of the Atlantic Wall. And now, go for an informed review. How does your response to the work change as you discover the various layer? Does it necessarily get «better»? You don't need a spoiler to make it a spoiler. In this particular case, the Atlantic Wall looked at with all the info, seems like a mere illustration to a book. A beautiful illustration, but not more. It is very difficult to forget. Go back to all this Shakespeare, which from this perspective can seem like naive babbling of an ignorant.

Among Jetelová's many great projects, one of the most powerful ones is the Domestication of a Pyramid (to see more pics, on her site go to global-pyramids, then click on pyramid corners).




Once again, my silly question: How much should we know? In this case, I preferred to remain innocent and not inquire. After all, once I know, I cannot unknow, can I?

Friday, November 10, 2006

Amrita Rao

Amrita Rao

Amrita Rao was born on 17 June 1981. She is an Indian model, and a Bollywood actress who made her cinematic debut in the 2002 film Ab Ke Baras, but gained recognition only after the success of her 2003 film, Ishq Vishk.
He latest movies is Rajshri production's Vivah - A Journey From Engagement To Marriage where she is in lead role with Shahid Kappor. This movie is also dubbed in telugu as Parinayam.
Vivah is Amrita Rao's and Shahid Kapoor's fourth film together. The others are Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!, Shikhar and Ishq Vishk.

 

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