The many faces of Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar, the savvy Foreign Minister of Pakistan.
Hina Rabbani Khar was born on January 19, 1977 in Multan Daughter of Veteran Politian, Ghulam Rabbani Khar. Proud of her ancestral village and all that life gave her, Hina is a buoyantly zestful lady. A business woman by profession and hailing from one of the least developed parts of Pakistan.
Hina graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) from Lahore University of Management Sciences in 1999, and received her M.Sc. degree in Management from University of Massachusetts, U.S.A in 2001. A graduate of ‘University of Massachusetts – USA’, she has all that it takes to be a leader.
Ghulam Rabbani Khar
Her father, Ghulam Rabbani Khar, drove Hina into politics, setting her on a different path from the hotel management career.
A businesswoman by profession. She had been pursuing with great zeal. She is a co-owner of the Polo Lounge, an upscale, popular restaurant located on the Lahore Polo Grounds.
Personal and Marriage Life
She is married to Feroz Gulzar, a businessman and they have two sons and one daughter.
That flirting smile.
Stylist & savvy
very cute baby (& babe!)
Executive with the Birkin bag
Now that’s definitely a DIVA.
the professional at work
with the wedding ring (so no poaching!)
Wonder what’s next?
10 things you didn’t know about her
1 Hina Rabbani Khar is the niece of one of Pakistan Peoples’ Party founders, Ghulam Mustafa Khar. He made headlines when Tehmina Durrani, one of his seven wives, wrote the famous book on him, My Feudal Lord, in 1991
2 A polo enthusiast, she has a stable of horses.
3 She also owns a restaurant in Lahore called Polo Lounge
4 She has more than 20 Facebook fan clubs
5 A trekking enthusiast, she’s been to K2 and Nanga Parbat
6 Her Wikipedia page labels her a ‘Pakistani fashionista’
7 She mostly carries a Hermes Birkin bag on official visits
8 She became the first woman to present Pakistan’s budget in 2009
9 She eats healthy, and preferred green tea over other beverages during her stay in Delhi’s ITC Maurya Hotel
10 She is mother to two sons and a daughter.
Her contact info at the Pakistani Elections Website
Her gossip – Emraan Hashmi made India’s Minister of State for External Affairs to counter Pakistan’s pretty Hina Rabbani Khar
India is no doubt, an incredible destination, with lots and lots to see; from the modern cities to the rustic villages.
The latest Incredible India promotional video captures the various facets of India very nicely. A must see, for all those who haven’t been to India and also for those who have not visited the whole of India.
Election fever is gripping quite a few countries for e.g. Kuwait & India.
India is a large nation with over a billion population. With elections ongoing, people have high hopes that the elected candidates will improve their living conditions and take the country towards progress.
It’s anything new to say the promises of the politicians take a back seat, once these politicians grab the seat. Priorities seem to take drastic change, and those promises are relegated to the back of the mind, till the electorate forgets about it.
I feel that once the candidate is elected, their election manifesto should be made into a legal document and to be abided by, should be mentioned in thier swearing oath.
Once it is a made a promissory note, the candidates will strive towards fulfilling the expectations of the electorate. There should be an amendment to the constitution to this effect.
It was an Indian night at the Oscars this year with 8 Oscars for the Indian film – Slumdog Millionaire & 1 for Smile Pinky. Now truly Indians can cry out loud – Jai Ho.
Best Picture - ‘Slumdog Millionaire’
Best Adapted Screenplay - Simon Beaufoy for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’
Best Cinematography - Anthony Dod Mantle for ’Slumdog Millionaire’
Best Editing - Chris Dickens for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’
Best Original Score - A.R. Rahman for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’
Best Original Song - “Jai Ho” by A R Rahman
Best Sound Mixing - Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty for ’Slumdog Millionaire’
Google India has launched an Internet Bus – a mobile bus designed to provide Internet experience to people in a state in India.
Through this campaign Google is aiming to reach out to people with limited knowledge and exposure to the Internet.
The bus will cover 15 towns over a period of one and a half months. With a focus on four themes — information, communication, entertainment and education, the Internet Bus will have useful and informative content in English and Tamil to give the users an understanding of how the Internet can be used for all of these needs.
In addition to basic familiarisation on using services like search, email, social networking, online maps and others, the bus will showcase how the Internet can make everyday life simple.
“We are passionate about empowering users with information and the Internet democratizes access to information. With this initiative we want to take the power of this medium to people who will really benefit from it. We believe that if we can get people to experience the Internet even briefly they will find the means to go back again,” said Dr Prasad Ram, Head of Google R&D, India.
The bus is designed to make the introduction to the Internet simple for a user. The message will be shared through interesting videos that talk about how people are using the Internet for varied reasons and activities – grandparents using email and video sites to interact with children and grandchildren in another city; a student from a small city using search to find information that is not otherwise physically accessible; a local music group using YouTube to share their talent with the world; a small entrepreneur using the Internet to expand his reach and revenues.
The Internet Bus will also address the challenge around access and language for a lot of users in smaller cities by educating them on how they can access the Internet on their mobiles and use various Google tools to break the language barrier.