Nokia E-90 Communicator

Key Features

* Browse the Internet and transfer media-rich files via HSDPA (up to 3.6 Mbit/s enabled) and 3G high-speed mobile broadband
* Increase mobile productivity with applications for viewing and editing documents
* Talk on every continent with quad-band GSM and automatic switching between bands
* Access voice and data functions quickly and easily with convenient shortcut keys
* Locate meeting venues, restaurants, and places of interest with the integrated GPS
* Send images captured with the integrated 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and autofocus

Full Specifications

Nokia E-90

Operating Frequency

* GSM quad-band (850/900/1800/1900) MHz
* WCDMA 2100 MHz


* Volume: 140 cc
* Weight: 210 g
* Length: 132 mm
* Width: 57 mm
* Thickness (max): 20 mm

* Inner: Active matrix color display (800 x 352 pixels), 16 million true colors
* Outer: Active matrix color display (240 x 320 pixels), 16 million true colors

Nokia E-90

User Interface

  • S60 Platform 3.1 Edition
  • Symbian OS Version 9.2
  • Java™ MIDP 2.0


  • 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and autofocus
  • QCIF camera for video calling


  • Video calling
  • FM radio
  • Music player (MP3, AAC)
  • Realplayer (streaming audio, video and MP4 video files)

Memory Functions

  • Up to 128 MB free memory for user data and applications
  • Expandable up to 2GB with microSD memory card


  • Supports POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP Support for mobile email, including Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email 8. and a variety of third-party email clients: Mail for Exchange 1.5 (delivered via Nokia Downloads! Application), Visto Mobile v5.5, and RIM BlackBerry Connect v2.1
  • View, open, and edit email attachments with Quickoffice (documents, spreadsheets, and presentations), Zip Manager, and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Text-to-speech message reader
  • MMS and SMS


  • Quickoffice tools with editors
  • Maps application for location-based services
  • Nokia Office Tools 1.1 (including Active notes)
  • VoIP 2.1
  • Download! Application to get more applications
  • Support for Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite
  • WorldMate, Wireless Presenter, and Global Race – Raging Thunder – available for download via Downloads! application


  • Integrated WLAN
    • WLAN: 802.11b, 802.11g*
    • WLAN Security: WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA-Personal
    • WLAN Quality of Service: WMM, U-APSD
  • Mini USB, USB 2.0 full-speed
  • Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0
  • 2.5mm Nokia A/V connector with ECI
  • Infrared (up to 115 kbps)


  • Web browser (x)HTML
  • JavaScript 1.3 and 1.5 supported
  • Flash Lite 2.0 supported

Data Transfer

  • WLAN 802.11b, 802.11g*
  • HSDPA up to 3.6Mbit/s enabled
  • WCDMA 2100 MHz with simultaneous voice and packet data
  • GPRS/EGPRS (Class A, MSC 32)
  • 3GPP rel 5
  • Dual transfer mode MSC11, SAIC rel v1

Voice Features

  • Voice dialing
  • Voice commands for menu short cuts, keypad lock, and profiles
  • Voice recording for making notes or recording conversations
  • Internet Call release 2.1 for making VoIP (voice over IP) calls
  • Text-to-speech message reader
  • Enhanced voice commands with speaker-independent name dialing (SIND), and voice aid for eyes-free control of core functions
  • Integrated handsfree speaker
  • Push to talk (PoC)

Personal Information Management (PIM)

  • Nokia Team Suite
  • Calendar attachment support
  • Meeting requests to calendar
  • Contacts with images
  • Nokia Active Notes application

Other Features

  • Integrated GPS
  • Support for Nokia Intellisync file sync and device management
  • Stereo FM radio

Sales Package Contents

  • Nokia E90 Communicator
  • Nokia Battery BP-4L (1500 mAh)
  • Nokia Wired Stereo Headset (HS-47)
  • Nokia Travel Charger (AC-4)
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable (DKE-2)
  • Memory card (microSD 512MB) – content may vary at country level
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Manual
  • DVD ROM including the Nokia PC suite application
  • Leather Pouch

Power Management

Battery Talk time* Standby time*

* Operation times vary depending on the network and usag

The availability of the product and its features depends on your area and service providers, so please contact them and your Nokia dealer for further information. These specifications are subject to change without notice.


Product Legal Notice

Copyright © 2007 Nokia. All rights reserved.

Nokia, Nokia Connecting People and Pop-Port and E90 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks or trade names of their respective owners.

Nokia operates a policy of continuous development. Nokia reserves the right to make changes and improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

The availability of particular products, services and features may vary by region. Please check with the Nokia dealer nearest you.

Services and some features may be dependent on the network and/or SIM card as well as on the compatibility of the devices used and the content formats supported.

Some services, like the email, may require a separate subscription. Contact your service providers for availability and further details.

Operation times vary depending on network and usage.

The XHTML browser is designed for browsing content in XHTML format and can be used to view pages that support this format. Appearance may vary due to the limited screen size and some details of the page may not be visible.

Please check roaming agreement availability with your network operator.

The availability of some features and technologies, like the Bluetooth wireless technology and voice over internet protocol technology may vary by country and the related services and/or products are not approved for importation or use everywhere. Please check with the local authorities.

The Nokia E90 Communicator business device’s display supports a resolution of 800 X 352 pixels (inner display) and 240 x 320 pixels (outer display). The image resolution in the product material may appear different.

The availability of the product and its features depends on your area and service providers, so please contact them and your Nokia dealer for further information. These specifications are subject to change without notice.


iPhone: Forget downloading, think sideloading


By now, nearly every feature of Apple’s (AAPL) forthcoming iPhone has been dissected and debated, from its keyboardless touchscreen (registration required) to future plans for third-party software applications. The phone’s music player, based on Apple’s hugely successful iPod, is catching some flak (mostly from competitors) because consumers can’t access the iTunes store from their phones: Instead of buying music over the air, they’ll need to purchase tunes using a computer, then synch the music on their iPhones, also known as sideloading.


But Apple’s sideloading gambit has the support of an unlikely booster: Nokia (NOK) board member Daniel Hesse, who recently told The Browser that, for transferring music and multimedia files to mobile phones, “sideloading will be absolutely crucial.” Hesse, who ran AT&T (T) Wireless Services in the late 1990s, added: “I think no matter how fast the wireless networks get here, the computer is always faster.”


Hesse, who says he sideloads content to his Nokia smart phone, says he likes sideloading content: He can download music purchases faster using his wired broadband connection, and he likes using his computer to manage his playlists. (He’s also got his own reasons for pushing consumers to use the wired Internet: He’s now CEO of Embarq (EQ), a Sprint (S) spinoff that provides local phone and broadband services in a variety of markets, including Las Vegas and several cities in Florida.)


Consumers in markets where mobile music is prevalent also seem to prefer sideloading to over-the-air downloads by a “wide margin,” according to research from M:Metrics.


Of course, Hesse is hardly endorsing the iPhone. “I think it will be big in the U.S., but not anywhere else,” he opines. “In Europe and Asia there are all those phenomenal phones out there that make the iPhone look pedestrian.”

Abhishek Bhachchan’s Biography

The name has been the reason for endless speculations. Will he? Won’t he? Ever since he returned from his Swiss school and was spotted at functions towering over his petite mother and standing almost shoulder-to-shoulder with his larger-than-life father, he has had movie moghuls flocking to his side. Just about everyone who was anyone had a project lined up for the Small B. And no one had any doubts that he would follow in his father’s footsteps.

This 6’1 feet tall, gorgeous , Abhishek Bachchan was born on 5th Febuary, 1976 to Bollywood Legend and Veteran Actor Amitabh Bachchan & Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan. Abhishek Bachchan has done his high school in Switzerland.

Since he was interested in acting and his father Amitabh Bachchan supports his decision, he stopped studying business in United States and joined in Films. As a Son of Legendary actor’s will surely make his own place in the industry.

In fact, it wasn’t hard to see the young AB in this AB. The same six foot frame looming large, the same quick wit, the same endearing charm which can draw you closer, and the same Amitabh like aloofness which makes you retrace a few steps. And it all adds up to an enigmatic persona who’s hard to resist. Not surprisingly then his imminent debut has been a topic of discussion. And no one was fooled when his parents insisted that the boy was more interested in the behind-the-scenes intricacies of film-making, that he was much too young for stardom, that he was planning to go abroad for higher studies in another field. Abhishek was destined to be a star.

Now the only thing that remained to be decided was, who would be the chosen one to launch him. After the mega success of Bandit Queen Shekhar Kapur seemed to be the obvious choice. The rumour mills were buzzing overtime till Shekhar took off over the seven seas, more interested in Elizabeth I than Amitabh II. Then Manoj Desai, who heads the Amitabh Bachchan Fan Club, announced that he was going to be launching Abhishek. And papa Amitabh and Shah Rukh Khan were also part of the cast. However, the initial excitement was quelled by a quick denial. The next name on the list of can-bes was Ketan Desai’s. The son of Manmohan Desai who had given Amitabh some of his biggest blockbusters. Ketan was his father’s son and Abhishek was his father’s son too. Their teaming seemed right.

Jaya Bachchan admits that Ketan will be making a film with Abhishek. But it won’t be Bachchan junior’s first. That honour goes to JP Dutta who came out of the wilderness with his war epic Border, a film which got him rave reviews, several awards and an A1 rating from the Bachchans. So JP it will be who will chart Abhishek’s path on celluloid. And the choice of subject for Bachchan junior’s launch vehicle had intrigued many. Aakhri Mughal was Kamal Amrohi’s unfulfilled dream. A dream he’d planned with Amitabh at one time.

It is only right that Abhishek Bachchan who, today, is a star without an image, lives out that dream. And no, papa or mama won’t be joining Abhishek in front of the camera. It’ll be the thespian Dilip Kumar who’ll keep him company. That’s enough to make any newcomer quake. But then, Abhishek isn’t just any newcomer. He’s Abhishek Bachchan, who may not have been groomed for stardom, but he certainly is destined for it. And as JP says, “He has the right attitude… and the makings of an outstanding actor.”

Sunil Shetty at a suburban studio, got the first inkling of the new star pair. “They are very good. My God, you just have to see the job Abhishek has done in the film. It’s absolutely super.”

“He is very much his own actor,” said Sunil. “Of course, there are moments when he is his father’s son, but that’s not because he’s been influenced, it’s more due to the fact that it’s in his genes, both from his father as well as his mother.”

And that is ONE MAJOR FACT THAT CANNOT BE DENIED! Abhishek is not just a Bachchan! There is as much Bhaduri in him and that combination of talent amalgamated in one person, could be quite awesome.

On the other hand, the pressure of measuring up to your talented parents, could also be quite a strain. How was he facing up to this fact? We got an answer from a member of the cast who wished to remain anonymous.

“Abhishek does not once forget where he comes from or whose son he is. But when it comes to his work, he’s taken the best of both and combined it with a talent that is his own and the result will soon be there for all to see. I feel it’s quite awesome.”

A close family friend, Rinke Khanna, when once being asked about dealing with parental pressure, had this to say of Abhishek. “I think it’s very unfair to make comparisons. Jaya aunty is an awesome actress and Amitabh uncle is fabulous as well. But when it comes to Abhishek, I’m sure he’s going to have his own brand of super talent as well! I’m certain he will make his parents very proud.”

Of course that he makes his parents proud, is very apparent at the public gatherings and social parties that people have seen him at. He’s the epitome of a gentleman and like his father and grandfather before him, Abhishek is a complete ladies man as well.

One highly impressed socialite remarked. “In today’s day and age, where youngsters barely wish you leave alone have a conversation with you, Abhishek is so different. It’s always such a pleasure meeting him. He’s polite, has a wonderful, dry sense of humour and the best part is, that you know he’s not doing it to impress you. It’s just so natural in his case.”

Yet another lady, Bubbles Behl who also happens to be a close friend of the and the producer of one of Abhishek’s forthcoming films titled Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai, had this to say… “He is a wonderful boy, very down to earth with absolutely no hang-ups. He’s very well brought up and a thorough gentleman. I’ve seen him right from childhood and I feel Amitabh and Jaya have given a lot of time to their kids. As an actor, he’s very intelligent and very good, especially the way he delivers his dialogues!”

People who know Abhishek also feel the same way. One such person commented… “By and large, the film industry has a pretty fake outward attitude, which works for them. I feel Abhishek has an attitude that is genuinely polite and could never be a put-on. He is an introvert but the friends he makes are for life. Abhishek will give his life for his family and friends.”

Talking about being a ladies man, is he flirtatious by nature?

“I would call it charming,” clarified the socialite. “Abhishek flirts with such elan that all you can think of him as is charming! He certainly has a wonderful manner whereby he makes those he’s dealing with, comfortable.”

Is there another side?

According to his mother, Jaya Bachchan, there is. Sometime ago, one was curious to know whether a gentleman like her son, had a temper.

“Of course he does,” she said emphatically… “Abhishek is a fabulous son, but like every other child, there have been a few exasperating moments.” Some say Abhishek is more like his mother by nature, though outwardly, he seems to be a real chip off the old block! A close family friend put some perspective on this subject. “Abhishek has a lot of both his parents but yes, people who are close, know him to be loving and friendly like Jaya. But he certainly has his father’s dry sense of humour. I think it’s quite a combination.”

CINÉ BLITZ also got in touch with Anupam Kher, whose acting classes Abhishek has attended. “He’s a thorough professional,” was Kher’s observation of the newcomer. “He has a combination of both his parents’ talent, but he knows that in order to prove himself, he will always have to work very hard!”

Kiron Kher, who has known Abhishek ever since he was a “little kid”, has always known him as, “very warm and affectionate. He always participates in a conversation and is very talkative with the people he knows.”

What does he like?

“I wouldn’t know all that but what I do know, is that he enjoys watching good movies.”

Was entering films a natural choice?

“I would imagine it was a very natural decision, especially since he hailed from a film family. Added to this, he is also a very good looking boy!”

What about the parental comparison and pressure he will have to face?

“The pressure for any star kid is there, and I’m sure Abhishek is aware of that. But I think he will take it with a pinch of salt. I feel he’s excited and very keen to work, and that’s all that it takes.”

Wouldn’t people’s expectations be very high, considering who his parents are?

“I know that people expect and make comparisons. But I wish they wouldn’t judge his debut work as against his parents’ first films. It’s unfair to judge his work to the vast body of work that his parents have done. The child is a different individual. He is an amalgamation of different experiences that he has faced and felt. That in itself makes him different from his parents.”

If the industry is to be believed, then Abhishek Bachchan will not disappoint, no matter what the expectations are. And he will emerge as the rightful heir to the awesome legacy his parents have left behind!

Biography for Aishwarya Bachchan

Date of Birth

1 November 1973, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Birth Name

Aishwarya Krishnaraj Rai


The Queen of Bollywood


5′ 7″ (1.70 m)

Mini Biography

Born into a traditional south Indian family, Aishwarya started modeling at a young age. This green-blue-eyed beauty appeared in advertisements for many prestigious firms; the ones that brought her into the limelight were the garden sari and the Pepsi ad. Crowned Miss India 1994 runner-up, she was a hot favorite in the run for miss world title, which she won, her beauty and charm made her India’s darling. Ash stormed into the Indian movie industry, where she has proven herself a brilliant & genuine actress. Her performance in Iruvar (1997) was critically acclaimed, and she won the Screen best female debutant award for her role in …Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997). She was adored in movies like Taal, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, her item number in ‘Bunty & Bubbly’ had sent waves of rythm across the nation. With her successful Bollywood movies & prestigious Hollywood projects lined up for release it is impossible to ignore this Indian diva in international scenes.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Simone Sheffield – Manager

Abhishek Bachchan (20 April 2007 – present)
Trade Mark

Her blue-green eyes


Wanted to study medicine, but circumstances prevented her.

Miss World 1994.

Dated Salman Khan.

Was offered Rani Mukherjee‘s role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998).

Runner up, Miss India 1994

Ambassador (spokesperson) for Longines watches since 1999.

Daughter of Vrinda Rai

Sister of Aditya Rai

In April 2003, she suffered an accident on the sets of Khakee (2004) when a car driven by a stuntman got out of control, hit her, took her down a crevice, and slammed her into a cactus plant. She broke a bone in one foot and suffered severe cuts, and she was rushed to a hospital. The incident rekindled the discussion about poor safety standards on Bollywood film sets.

The first Indian actress to be on the jury of the Cannes International Film Festival.

Has made over 50 music videos in only seven years.

Despite the fact that she is adorned with jewelry in her music videos and movies, she is apparently not too fond of it.

Is the highest paid actress in Bollywood.

Created a frenzy at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival when she arrived at the premiere of her film _Devdas (2002)_ in a coach and wearing a beautiful yellow-orange-embroidered sari.

Was originally cast in the role of Jwala in the film _The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)_ , but dropped out before filming started due to contract problems. The role was later given to Amisha Patel.

Loves collecting watches.

Made her first commercial for Camlin pencils when she was in the 9th grade.

Was the Coca Cola Girl for the Middle East and south Asia.

Favorite subject in college was Zoology.

Has achieved iconic status all over South Asia.

Is featured in the 2004 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

In a poll conducted by Hello magazine, she was voted the number-one attractive woman of 2003, beating actresses such as Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

In April 2003, L’Oréal signed her as its new international brand ambassador (spokesperson).

The first Bollywood star to appear in Rolling Stone magazine (Issue 932, October 2, 2003)

Gained 20 pounds for Bride & Prejudice (2004) because she didn’t want her character to look like a supermodel and also felt that it would add a sense of realism to the character.

Is a Bunt, like fellow actors Shilpa Shetty and Sunil Shetty. The Bunts are a South Indian community who mainly speak Tulu, which is Aishwarya’s mother tongue.

Turned down the lead in Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003). The role was given to Gracy Singh.

Turned down the role of Mastani in the film _Bajirao Mastani (2005)_ .

The first movie star she ever met was Rekha. Aishwarya was still in high school at the time and was a model. While at a grocery store with her mother, Aishwarya was tapped on the shoulder by none other than Rekha herself. Rekha recognized Aishwarya from her modeling ads. She complimented the young Aishwarya on her good looks and wished her all the best.

Is fluent in the languages English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Urdu.

Receives at least two movie offers every day.

Was originally intended for the role of Priya in the film _Chalte Chalte (2003)_ .

Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai are the only stars to advertise for both Coca Cola and Pepsi.

Before she was famous, she auditioned to do voice-dubbing for a television serial and was rejected.

Shahrukh Khan recommended her to play Kaurwaki in the film Asoka (2001). But the director wanted to cast someone who hadn’t already been paired with Shahrukh as a leading lady.

After winning the title of Miss World in 1994, the host of the event, Richard Steinmetz, actually asked Aishwarya out. But being a professional, she refused right away.

Sued the magazine Star and Style for a sum of Rs 20 million (2 crore) for printing an article claiming that actress Raveena Tandon had caught her and Akshay Kumar in a compromising position at the poolside of a five- star hotel.

During the filming of the song ‘Dola Re Dola’ from the movie _Devdas (2002)_ , Aishwarya’s ears were bleeding because to the heavy earrings she had to wear, but she continued to perform anyway.

Is a trained classical dancer. She learnt classical dance and music for five years while in her teens.

Has a puppy named Sunshine, which was given to her as a gift by friend Vivek Oberoi.

Won the title of Miss Photogenic in the 1994 Miss World Pageant.

Has won over 100 awards since 1994 when she was 20.

Is good friends with actress Preity Zinta.

Has gained a cult following in Pakistan.

Was listed in Time magazine as one of 100 most influential people in the world (The 2004 TIME 100).

Ran the Olympic-torch relay in June 2004.

Turned down a role in San wa (2005) due to her touring schedule. The role was eventually given to Mallika Sherawat.

Has refused to work with Salman Khan after their break-up, in spite of several offers.

Has over 17,000 Web sites dedicated to her.

In 2004, Aishwarya became the first Bollywood and Indian actress to have her own statue at London’s Madame Tussauds museum.

On January 2nd, 2005, she became the first Indian actress to be interviewed on “60 Minutes” (1968).

Voted #9 in Harpers and Queen magazine’s list of the 100 most beautiful women of today. (Harpers and Queen, June 6, 2005)

A tulip produced in 2005 was named for her.

Member of the jury at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.

When Oprah Winfrey saw Aishwarya’s interview on “60 Minutes” (1968), she was so fascinated by her that she got a hold of Ash and invited her to be a guest on her show. On April 25, 2005, Aishwarya became the first Indian and South Asian actress to be featured on _”Oprah Winfrey Show, The” (1986)_ .

Turned down the role of Helen in the film Troy (2004).

Director Andy Tennant offered her a part in _Hitch (2005)_ , but she turned it down because she was so busy with other films.

Turned down the role of Anna in Barsaat (2005).

In the summer of 2005, Mattel released limited-edition Barbie dolls inspired by Aishwarya and her costumes. They were released only in Britain and sold out within minutes. These dolls are now considered rare collectibles among fans.

Her favourite film is Casablanca.

Was voted number 12 on VH1’s 50 Sexiest Actresses of the Last 20 Years. (December 2005)

Roger Ebert has said he considers her the most beautiful actress in the world.

Was voted as E’s 7th sexiest celebrity in the world

The first actress from India to get signed on with the American Library Association and also have a poster made of her for schools and library’s all across America.

Was originally signed on to play the part of Simmi in Bluff Master (2005), but was replaced without any notice by Priyanka Chopra. Director Rohan Sippy then gave Aishwarya a “special thanks” in the end credits as an apology.

Turned down the part of Sandhya in _Saamna (2006)_ .

When President George W. Bush visited India in March 2006, he invited Aishwarya, along with Aamir Khan, to a luncheon. Aishwarya could not attend because she was in Brazil at the time filming for Dhoom 2 (2006).

Was considered for the role of Priya in Krrish (2006).

Turned down the lead in Corporate (2006) because she didn’t have any dates available for filming. The role was given to Bipasha Basu.

In mid 2001, Aishwarya started work on two films titled Radheshyam Seetaram and Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke. For reasons unknown, filming stopped on these films in February 2002. Filming was never completed and the films have now been shelved. The only glimpse of the movies that exist for the public to see are photographs from the sets and publicity shots.

Performed to an audience of 85,000 in Melbourne, Australia at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games with 800 backup dancers. (March 2006)

Was cast with a small role in Lajja (2001), but was dropped because there were already too many major stars in the film.

When Karan Johar asked Aishwarya on his talk show which film she wishes she could have been a part of, she responded _Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)_ .

Is the second Indian actress to appear on the cover of TIME magazine in 2003. The first was Parveen Babi in 1976.

Is very popular in many Arab countries.

Featured in People Magazine as one of the 100 Most Beautiful People in the World. (Issue May,8,2006)

Was considered for the role of Kalyani in Water (2005).

Got her education at Arya Vidya Mandir and DG Ruparel College, both in Bombay, India. She was also accepted into Raheja College of Architecture in Bombay, but never went.

Good friends with fellow Indian superstar and icon, Madhuri Dixit. The two worked together in the super-hit and widely acclaimed Devdas.

Listed as number 3 of ‘Top Bollywood Actresses’ of 2006. (, 8-25- 2006)

Caused a day long traffic jam in Dubai, United Arab Emirates while filming a soap commercial. People would stop for hours just to catch a glimpse of their favorite actress. (September 5, 2006)

Listed #3 by UK magazine Eastern Eye one of “Asia’s Sexiest Women” (Sept/ 2006).

Is the most photographed woman in India.

She was the first choice for the role of Jane Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), but she turned it down due to filming conflicts.

She secured 90% marks in HSC at Ruparel college in Mumbai.

her Pepsi ad with Aamir Khan was shot in one night during the infamous Bombay riots.

Has been in six movies with Abhishek Bachchan, more than with any other actor.

Came in #1 in Magazine’s list of “Top 10 Actresses of 2006”.

Turned down the part of Malvika Talwar in Baabul (2006).

In January 2007, she announced that she has accepted a marriage proposal from current boyfriend, actor Abhishek Bachchan.

Is often referred to as “the most beautiful woman in the world”.

In 2005, Hugh M. Hefner attempted to create and Indian version of Playboy for India, which would feature South Asian women and Indian pop culture articles, but no nudity. He wanted to have Aishwarya on the cover of the first issue. The magazine was rejected.

Twice turned down the lead in the Hindi version of Chandramukhi (2005).

Was invited in 2005 to be a presenter at The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV), but was unable to attend because she was busy filming for The Mistress of Spices (2005).

Is active in various charities and often visits orphanages.

Her favorite Western designer is Giorgio Armani. Whenever she is in London, clothes are taken to her hotel for her to choose from.

Is the second of five Indian women to win the Miss World title. The first was Reita Faria, who won in 1966. Others include Diana Hayden who won in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999, and Priyanka Chopra in 2000.

Ranked #30 in TIME magazines issue of ‘100 Most Influential People of the Year’. This is her second time making the list, her first being in 2004. (The Time 100, 2007).


Personal Quotes

“I’m just average woman with average concerns.”

“Life will take its toll on all of us. We get injured, we get old. It’s really sad to try to run away from these harsh realities of life. Looks are not everything. I am not going to look beautiful all the time.”

“You give to the world your greatest gift when you’re being yourself.”

“I believe that as an actress all my fears and phobias exist till I sign on the dotted line for a film.”

“I don’t believe in proving a point to anybody. Nobody is that important.”

“It’s strange that Rakesh Roshan thinks I look older than Hrithik. In fact, he’s approached me for all his home productions.”

“I always knew I would be successful. So there was no element of surprise.”

“I know for a fact that if there’s a role which I am suited for, I’ll be signed on. I’ll never go begging.”

“I only entered Miss India after pressure from friends and because I thought it would be a laugh”.

“Comedy is difficult for an actor. But I think I have a good sense of humor and manage to make people laugh and make them happy.”

On donating her eyes after death – “People know me more because of my eyes. So, I decided to donate my eyes. But before that, I acquired all the information about the campaign. Within what time after death one has to donate eyes, and all other information. Only then I decided to donate my eyes. It’s not that just for doing something, I donated my eyes. I found that useful so I did it. I like to do social service from my heart. Whatever is possible I do, but I don’t speak of that. But I would like to give more time to it in the near future.”

“Women in the industry have been exploited very often, but there are some actors who belive that the short cut to stardom is through nudity or exposure. Such success is, in fact, very short-lived.”

“I have never done a kissing scene nor do I have intentions to.”

About her film Chaos (2006/II): When this came to be early this year, I was ecstatic. I couldn’t believe that I was actually going to work with Meryl Streep, someone I’ve always admired. In all my interviews 10 years ago people used to ask who is your favourite actor and actress and I would mention Robert de Niro and Meryl Streep. On my first trip there I met up with de Niro and my first film is with Meryl Streep, and I said, ‘Oh God that’s really, really cool. Really wonderful.

Ever since I went to the Cannes festival, the media overseas really encouraged me to consider the possibilities of working in the West. Then I got a call from some people who worked in the business in America, who asked me to first obviously get an agent so that they could have direct access because that’s the way they work.

About turning down the role opposite Jackie Chan in the movie _Time Breaker (2004)_ , “I did not have the required dates as I was busy with the shows abroad. I had to turn down the film. I have no regrets because there is always a next time.”

“Indian cinema has begun to be recognized globally. And it’s very important for us to make our presence felt at important events such as Cannes. I feel there should be more Indian representation at festivals. India is producing such a large cross section of films. We need to be part of world cinema, and we need to do that now.”

“Someone asked me why I’m politically correct, even when people hit out so openly at me. But the truth is, I’ve never been brought up to behave any other way. I can’t say anything hurtful about anyone. I just don’t believe in saying mean things. I won’t feel good doing that. It’s strange why being well behaved is perceived as being too ‘propah’ and staid. This is the way I am. I’m amazed how many people feel good hitting out at me. They’re welcome to do it. Earlier, they had more leeway to deny their indiscretions in print. But now on television they look pretty ridiculous denying what they say.”

About the sari on the Oprah show: “I thought I’d wear one on the show, and packed two of them, in case Oprah wanted to wear one too. As luck would have it, my flight was delayed and I reached minutes before the show went on air! So I had no time to change, which is a pity. Americans love the garment but have no clue how it’s tied. Oprah is very respectful and appreciative of all cultures. She was very curious about the sari and I helped her put it on, on air! She has sent me an autographed picture saying, ‘Next time we change the blouse.’ She was very sweet.” (Rediff, May 18, 2005)

About being on the Oprah show: “Yes, I was extremely happy to be on her show. I absolutely admire her. I never thought I’d actually be meeting her — and that too, on her show! It’s so strange. But prior to our meeting, during my visit to the US for the premiere of Bride & Prejudice, I had some afternoons off and I watched Oprah. I thought how wonderful it would be to be on her show. And within a month, I was!” (Rediff, May 18, 2005)

“I am not comfortable about kissing or nudity. I am clear about what I want. I’ll work only with good directors who’ll offer me two-dimensional roles. The director and the role are most important.” (Movie Mag International, September 2004)

About her long career in entertainment: “This is my tenth year now, so things have changed within this span of time – so drastically that when I look at the work done when I just joined, it’s like, “Oh my God!” So much has changed in these ten years. You get to see how you’re part of the process of change within the Indian film industry. That’s all positive, that’s all a good sign.” (Forbes Magazine, August 25th 2005)

Her advice to aspiring professionals: “My biggest concern is always the students who are working toward a certain career – when they limit themselves to just that one option. They need to know that the world is huge – it’s an ocean, and there are so many options. It’s not the end of the world if they don’t get to pursue an apparent childhood dream. That’s really important, because you find a lot of kids who believe that they want to become a doctor or an aeronautical engineer or something, and if they don’t manage to make their degree, that’s the end. They feel so defeated, which is very disheartening. It’s sad to know that people let themselves be limited by these aspirations.” (Forbes Magazine, August 25th 2005)

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.

Life is a stage, and we are all characters. So play your part and play it well!

On why she participated in the Miss World Pageant in 1994: “For me, it went beyond being a beauty queen. For me, it was about being the 20-year-old girl from India on international platform and a lot of people actually would assume that I wasn’t even educated in India because of the way I’d speak. And they’d be like, ‘Have you studied in India? Do you actually speak English out there?’ and, I was like, ‘This is so interesting that so many people know so little about my country.’ and this is exactly what I wanted to do when I set out on this little mission in my head.” (Jan 2005, 60 Minutes Interview)

“Good films are good films regardless of being made in India or abroad. I believe a great story transcends cultural lines and language barriers.” (American Way Magazine, 3-15-06)

I choose films with characters that I feel are relative to a woman’s growth for me. In The Last Legion, I play a warrior. This was a first for me and it was a fantastic experience. I would like very much to do more action films. As for the right direction, I make my choices and always move forward one step at a time. (4-26- 06)

On her character in _Mistress of Spices (2005)_ : “I have related to each character I have performed thus far, including Tilo. I am very sensitive to moods and one’s inward feelings and emotions. I am a true people person and people watcher. I look forward to meeting interesting people and understanding their experiences in life.” (4-26-06)

On her character in Dhoom 2 (2006): “It’s the kind of character I have never essayed before. Sunehiri, my character in the film, is distinctly different from any other character you have seen me play. That’s what makes her exciting to me. For the first time in my life I went through a bit of a fitness regime. Contrary to popular belief, right since modeling, to the (Miss World) title, to films, I have never been a fitness freak or exercised.” (October 2006)

About director _J.P. Dutta_ : “J P Dutta is a committed taskmaster. I have danced to songs before. But he always added to choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant’s steps, and that was quite challenging. He would shoot an entire mukhda in one shot. To do all the songs at that level required remaining focused at all times. In that moment, I felt I became Umrao Jaan. It was interesting to deliver a performance that shows her passionate but tragic story. The film is also reflective of the art that was at its zenith in that era. The sex trade was called the performing arts then and not prostitution.” (October 2006)

On Umrao Jaan (2006) being her first Urdu language film: “Since our generation speaks English, we are not very fluent in Hindi, leave alone Urdu. I loved those dialogs and the experience to work and know about that era. For me, it was a study of Urdu on the sets under the guidance of JP and Javed saab.”

About Rekha: “Rekha is very inspiring. It is not necessarily relative to just one performance, but her entire career, the span of characters that she has essayed, the performances that she has delivered itself is extremely inspiring. I am inspired by her performance. But I cannot ape her.” (October 2006)

On her role in Umrao Jaan (2006) :”Playing Umrao Jaan was a demanding emotional journey. When a story takes that course, it is following an entire arc; it goes through all the possible emotions. The process was satisfying, inspiring and challenging. It forced me to deliver the best in every moment.” (October 2006)

On being compared to Rekha in the original version of Umrao Jaan (1981): “For me, as an actor, it’s a special experience to get the opportunity to play Umrao Jaan who has been already iconised on our celluloid. When I played Paro in Devdas, I went through the same area of questioning about how my role will be compared with the ones played earlier.” (,October 2006)

“My reason for choosing a film is not to impress people. I don’t choose films for the box office.” (November 2006)

“The audiences feel I am part of their life so they worry about me. I think that is very sweet of them and I tell them that when I will marry I will announce it. When I get married, you’ll know. I believe in marriage and it is a beautiful institution.” (November 2006)

“It is a very tricky situation when you get the chance to work in English films. I do films based on characters, not to get an entry into Hollywood or whatever. In English, my Bride & Prejudice did well world over. I don’t know how it did in Hindi, but I know Jurassic Park too didn’t do well in Hindi. I was glad audiences worldwide liked an English film that was Indian. When I did Mistress of Spices, I did it for Paul [Mayeda Berges, the director and husband of Gurinder Chadha] as a team. The film found its audiences. When the Provoked script came to me, I felt it was a very important story of an Indian woman based in London who killed her husband because of marital abuse. Kiranjit Ahluwalia made a big impression in England, and so I did this film because I felt it was an important story to be told. Provoked is an important film for many other Kirans in the world.” (November 2006)

“As far as The Last Legion (2007) is concerned, it is a film based on a book [A novel by Valerio Manfredi]. I don’t think the character of Meera [her role] is there in the book. I did the film for the new experience and it is for the first time that I was with a complete foreign crew. Working with Ben Kingsley was a great experience. Meera is an Indian in the film and she has great roots and you will identify with her strength. I feel for Indian audiences, and want them to feel pride in what I am doing: I am not doing films just to be there as guest appearances.”

On celebrating her 33rd birthday: “I am just not the birthday bash kind. My day will start with a visit to the Siddhivinayak temple with my family, something I do every year. There will be no loud parties… my birthday is a very private affair. Concidering I have to leave for Dubai tomorrow, it will be over early too. Only family and friends will be there.” (November 1, 2006)

On the rumors that her black eye was the result of abuse by Salman Khan: “For some perverse reason, no one wants to believe me, that I fell down the stairs. First the media calls me the woman of the millennium, a woman of substance. Then how can the same media make me out to be such a doormat? I’m a self-respecting woman, I don’t take nonsense from anyone. No one tries caveman tactics on me. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger can fall and get hurt, so why should I be any different?”

“I have never deliberately driven attention to the fact that I am working in Hollywood films. I have categorically stated that I am working in different kinds of films, be it British, Hindi, Tamil or Bengali. It’s all about doing films, which are my passion.”

On meeting producer Harvey Weinstein for the first time at the 2005 Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People: “He is a big fan of Indian films. He has seen Devdas (2002/I), and said he respected my work. It’s a big compliment coming from somebody who has such an immense body of work and yet is so humble from him? He discussed a few ideas and scripts with me. He is starting his own company. We are discussing projects. Time will tell all.”

On attending the dinner for Time Magazines 100 Most Influential People of the Year in 2005: “I am surprised at my life’s turn of events. Six of us were asked to raise the toast for the evening. And I raised it for my parents and for my fans, without whom I wouldn’t have reached where I am today. Nicole Kidman had to rush out for some premiere, but she said that she and her son loved Bride and Prejudice and I told her how I loved all her performances. Sean Penn told me that I spoke well and I told him that I’ve always been his fan!”

Upon hearing that Julia Roberts had said that Aishwarya was the most beautiful woman she had ever seen: “That was embarrassing; at first I didn’t believe she said that. I thought it was a rumor started by a journalist. But it’s sweet. She’s an incredible actor and she seems like a wonderful person, so all you can do is say, Thank you.” (April 2007)

“I am not comfortable about kissing or nudity. I’ve never said I’d never kiss, or whatever on screen. I’ve always maintained I’d cross that bridge when I come to it. Again, I’m accused of playing it safe. The truth is, I don’t know what tomorrow holds. So I can’t make a close ended principle about it.” (2007)

10 Great Strategic Benefits of Blogging

Search Engine Marketing

Blogs give you an increased presence on major search engines, like Yahoo! and Google. A well-written, routinely updated, keyword-oriented blog can enhance your chances of garnering high rankings on search engine return pages.

Direct Communications

Blogs provide a way for you to speak directly, openly and honestly with your customer.

Brand Building

Blogs serve as another channel on which to promote your brand and company.

Competitive Differentiation

Because blogs give you the opportunity to tell your story over and over, they help set you apart from the competition.

Relational Marketing

Blogs allow you to build personal, long-lasting relationships with your customers that foster trust.

Exploit the Niches

Blogs help you fill your particular industry niche.

Media & Public Relations

Blogs are excellent PR tools. The media calls you, not your competition.

Position You as an Expert

Blogs enable you to articulate your viewpoints, knowledge and expertise on matters pertaining to your industry.

Reputation Management

Blogs help you manage your online reputation.

Low Cost

Blogs are inexpensive to set up, operate and maintain.

Now there are 10 great reasons to blog: What are you waiting for?

Link Popularity

Your key to high search engine ranking

It seems like more and more search engines are using link popularity as a part of their ranking process. Google certainly follows this method and uses it as its most important factor for ranking sites. Other big search engines like Altavista, Hotbot, MSN, Lycos, Northern Light, Inktomi, Excite are following by using link popularity as part of their their ranking algorithms.

What is Link Popularity?

Literally speaking, link popularity means the number of sites linking to your site. However, this does not mean that you should aim at getting thousands of sites linking to yours. However, if you are aiming to get a high ranking in the search engines, you need to know that the quality of links is more important that the quantity of links. If your site is linked to many popular sites then you are sure to get a higher ranking than if it is linked to hundreds of unpopular sites. The idea behind link popularity is that other sites will link to you only if you are a quality site offering quality resources. So, if many sites link to you it follows that you are a popular site and therefore deserve a high ranking.
Look at link popularity as a way of getting more traffic to your site. So, by getting other sites linking to you, you are not only ranked higher in the search engines, you also have a large volume of targeted traffic coming to your site.With the competition increasing daily, getting a good ranking in the search engines is of utmost importance. If you really want a high ranking with the search engines, you need to follow a focussed linking strategy.

Let’s look at some of the linking strategies you can adopt:

  1. Writing articles on your area of expertise
    Writing quality articles is a sure way of attracting visitors to your site. What could be easier than writing what you know about? So write a great article, find sites that are related to your area of service and submit your article to all those sites. If it’s a quality article it’s a sure bet. For e.g. we offer free website design and promotion tutorials on our site.
  2. Reciprocal Links
    Asking webmasters of other sites to link to you is a good way of getting links to your site. Politely ask the webmaster (preferably using their name) to add your link to their site. You could tell them that you have added their link to your site, give them a brief description of what your site is about and how it will fit into their site. If you have a good site most probably other sites will want to link to you.
    Tip: A great way to find people who may be willing to link to you is to check your competition’s link popularity through a search engine. You can do this by typing: link:/ or through an online tool such as

Other link popularity strategies involve submitting to FFA’a or Free For All page and submitting to all the major and minor directories.Finally, every week or so, make a list of the new sites which you know have linked to you over the past week. Also, have a look at your site statistics and find out the new sites from which you have received traffic. Submit each of these pages to the search engines. This ensures that the search engines have spidered the pages which are linked to you.

Google Tips ‘n Tricks

  1. Make sure all your important keywords should appear in your title, description, content and alt tags of your web page. This increases your keyword density and helps in boosting your ranking.
  2. Write articles, give away freebies and make your site a quality site with fresh content. Sites will automatically link to you thus increasing your link popularity.
  3. Here’s a cool trick to find out if you are listed in Google. Type this URL in your browser
    Google will return to you a complete list of all pages that lie on that exist within the Google catalog.
  4. You can also find out how many sites that are listed in Google are linking to your site. Here’s the trick. Type this URL in the browser and watch the results.
    Google will return to you the number of pages which link to your web site in addition to a listing of each URL.