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07 - 13 Apr , 2012

2 Minute Interview With
Zeba Ali
Zeba Ali

Fashion model-cum-actress Zeba Ali is one of the most sought after models of recent times. She has worked with various top notch fashion designers and photographers. This ravishing eastern beauty showcases every designer's work with supreme elegance and style and is known for doing complete justice to her work. Along with ramp modeling and photoshoots she has a number of TV serials and soaps to her credit as well. MAG caught up with Zeba for a quick chat.

Do you prefer modeling or acting?
I prefer both, because modeling is my profession and acting is my passion.

A role you would love to play that you haven't yet?
I haven't figured that out yet.

Your favourite role so far?
The one that I am playing in the serial Meri Behan Meri Devrani. I think it's a wonderful role and I am loving it.

Do you ever see yourself working in Bollywood?
Ofcourse! If a good offer comes then why not?

Which actor would you like to be paired with in Bollywood?
Akshay Kumar. (laughs)

How do you rate the Pakistani fashion industry?
It's progress is really amazing.

What is the most difficult aspect of modeling?
You have to be on your toes at all times.

Your favourite fashion photographer?
Ather Shahzad and Munna Mushtaq.

Your favourite fashion designer?
HSY and Umer Saeed.

How do you manage to keep yourself so fit?
I workout on a regular basis to stay fit.

Your worst nightmare?

Your biggest asset?
My mother.

Most unforgettable moment?
There are quite a few.

What has been the best advice given to you?
Live in the moment.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
No idea.

Any message for your fans?
Have faith and believe in yourself.

Fun Facts You Likely Didn't Know
Fun Facts You Likely Didn't Know* The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
* Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
* The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
* Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
* By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot
sink into quicksand.
* The Guinness Book of World Records holds the record for being Fun Facts You Likely Didn't Knowthe book most often stolen from public libraries.
* Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
* The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon. The record holder reported hallucinations, paranoia, blurred vision, slurred speech and memory and concentration lapses.
* There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on earth.
* About 75% of all animals are insects.
* Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

If You Ticked A: Your Love Language Is…
Words Of Affirmation
Actions don't always speak louder than words. If this is your love language, unsolicited compliments mean the world to you. Hearing the words, 'I love you,' is hugely important – hearing the reasons behind that love sends your spirits sky ward. Insults can leave you shattered and are not easily forgotten.

If You Ticked B: Your Love Language Is…
Quality Time
In the vernacular of quality time, nothing says, 'I love you,' like full, undivided attention. Being there for Ahsan Khanthis type of person is critical, but really being there – with the TV off and all chores and tasks on standby – makes your significant other feel truly special. Distractions, postponed dates, or a failure to listen can be especially hurtful.

If You Ticked C: Your Love Language Is…
Don't mistake this for materialism; the receiver of gifts thrives on the thoughtfulness and effort behind the gift. If you speak this language, the perfect gift or gesture shows that you are prized above whatever was sacrificed to bring the gift to you. A missed birthday, anniversary or a thoughtless gift is disastrous, along with the absence of everyday loving gestures.

If You Ticked D: Your Love Language Is…
Acts Of Service
Can vacuuming really be an expression of love? Absolutely! Anything you do to ease the responsibilities weighing on an 'acts of service', person speaks volumes. The words he or she most want to hear: 'Let me do that for you.' Laziness, broken promises and making more work for them tell speakers of this language their feelings don't matter.

If You Ticked E: Your Love Language Is…
Physical Touch
This language isn't all about the bedroom. A person whose language is physical touch is, not surprisingly, touch-feely. Hugs, holding hands and thoughtful touches on the arm, shoulder, or face can all show excitement, concern, care and love. Physical presence and accessibility are crucial, while neglect or abuse can be unforgivable and destructive.

Interesting Plurals
English remains a difficult and inconsistent language to learn, and among its many vagaries are the unusual plurals we come across. This is a fascinating microcosm of oddities. Rather than delving into a detailed discussion let's just have a fun look at some examples.
Let's start with a school favourite; the plural of 'moose' is 'moose'; the plural of 'goose' is 'geese'; but the plural of 'mongoose' is 'mongooses'. A real 'mouse' is 'mice' in the plural, but a computer one is 'mouses'. 'Hair' serves as both singular and plural, and yet 'hairs' is less than 'hair', because it refers to several strands rather than a full head.

Any common plurals with no singular form? Try 'folks', 'alms', 'amends', 'cattle', 'scissors', 'shorts', 'smithereens', and 'trousers'.
Other unusually pluralised words are 'brother', which may be pluralised to 'brothers' but also 'brethren'; 'cherub' or 'seraph', which are pluralised to 'cherubim' and 'seraphim'; and one very common word which you probably didn't know was a plural: 'opera' (the singular form of which is 'opus'). 'Axes' is unusual in that it serves as a plural for two disparate words: 'axis' and 'axe'.

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