Wednesday, March 5, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Glitz & glamour
Hot tips for cool looks in examination season
Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

ALL you guys and dolls anxious more about the semi-circles underlining your exhausted eyes, than history of English literature, do not worry. We know examination season is here, testing time for your complexion. That's the reason why we have complied hot new tips that will help you look gorgeous even after flipping the yellowing pages of dog-eared books throughout the night.

Take out some time out of your busy schedule to pamper yourself. After a tiring night mugging up the notes, try face packs prepared from ingredients pulled out the kitchen cupboard. Or go to a beauty saloon, it will not take you more than 120 minutes. You will still be left with 22 hours to make up for the loss.

Get rid of the dark circles. They do not match your complexion. You can perk up tired eyes by placing two slices of cucumber over them in the morning.

If you do not wish to sit with your eyes hidden under cucumber, apply a cream that contains natural extracts. They are not very expensive and can be purchased from the neighbourhood shop, easily.

After cleansing, dab a small amount around the area with your fingertip. Blend in evenly without rubbing too hard.

Always remember to brush on a shade of eye shadow that matches your eyebrows. Brighten up your eyes with a thick coat of black mascara. You will be able to keep the look natural this way. Otherwise, try blue mascara. It will make your eyes look vibrant. Draw a fine line close to your upper lashes using a lining pen in black. Extend the line slightly beyond the outer corner of your eye. Next curl your lashes and sweep mascara to get that doe-eyed look, now.

Cheek colour will make you look fresh. That is for sure. Go in for soft and feminine blush that makes heads turn in admiration.

If you are fair, apply peach powder with a soft brush to the apples of your cheeks, otherwise go in for a bronze powder. Be careful to sweep the colour back towards your temples, then down towards your jaw.

For that electrifying effect that will fool your friends into thinking you have not been studying much even though the exams are on, always highlight your forehead, as well as your cheekbones. Another thing, always remember to rub brush on the palm of your hand for removing excess shimmer powder.

Now wear something bright and cheerful, even if you are staying back home to much history of English literature. Be sure, hair oil trickling down your brow will not help you much. Go, shampoo your tresses right now. Put on that party gladrags. Feel fresh and then sit down to solve sums. If dull skin is what you are suffering from, you should use a moisturising body wash to breathe life into your dull skin while washing up after a late night study session. For a flawless-looking complexion even during these stressful days, apply an extremely long lasting foundation. Keep the effect dewy by applying a moisturiser first. Slap on the moisturising cream when the bathroom is steamy and your skin still damp from shower. You can also moisturise the face with glycerin and rose water before getting down to work. Best of luck, folks.


Chic Pick
Handle cards with care and affection

HEY kids, the examination season is here and you still haven't picked up nice alluring cards with your rugged hands for conveying tender best of luck wishes.... How can you be so careless? If she doesn't score over 70 per cent in mathematics, you will get the blame for not wishing her success. Do you wish to take chances? No, of course, not. So drive down to the arcade in your jalopy and buy a nice card for her, now.

But before you get down to the serious business of indulging in a game of cards, just make sure her parents do not object to "such frivolous activities". If they do, then do not go in for cards, at all. Please. Lest both of you get into serious trouble.

Present her nice little gifts, instead. You can always buy traditional chocolates nicely packed in boxes covered with bright cellophane paper. Or else, you can purchase a huge teddy bear, even an impressive pink panther.

Another suggestion. Do not sign the card if his mom or her dad do not know about your little “friendship”. It can also lead to unnecessary trouble. You can ask your chum to "store" the card in some remote corner of the closet, but the possibility of it being discovered one bad morning cannot be ruled out.

You can even ask him or her to "destroy" the card after reading it, but then it will be rude. The best thing is not to sign the card at all. Pen down your pet name like "Nonu baccha" or "Cutie-pie". No one will be able to detect the source. You can be sure of that. But always remember to personalize the cards to "suit the occasion".

Instead of picking up ones with nice long poems printed in bold letters that even bore you, go in for cards with simple "Best of luck" written across. The one he can keep on his study table. All the time. In front of his eyes.

Inside, pen down a nice couplet, after composing it. If you encounter difficulty in the process, take the help of a friend. Just make sure he is not a common acquaintance. Else, he goes and tells her the secret of your creativity.

The message should be simple. Not complex. Something she will be able to comprehend without consulting the dictionary. Write, "the efforts are yours, wishes mine, may your future always shine", or something like this. So guys and gals, do not waste time. Act now. — SM


Mars Speaks
Successful all the way

SUCCESS comes when you get what you want, or desire. The starting point then, is to know what you want in life. I have always kept my focus on my target and I go after it with single minded devotion, concentration and total resoluteness.

Exams! The phobia generated by this five letter word gives jitters to each one of us. But it all depends on how we face it. Either we let it get over us or we give it a fight and be victorious. I feel it's all about how you cope with obstacles in your path of success. Keep your cool and do not succumb to the ever-mounting pressure. Realising the value of time is very important. Every event should be given time proportionally and one event should not be over-stressed as we normally do during these days. Relieving ourselves of the pressure from time to time is very important.

At the end of day, you should be content with efforts you have put in and never let the feeling of losing the game get over you. Just believe in yourself and remember: It does not matter from the height you fall, but how high you bounce back. — Piyush Vig as told to SM

Fruity top 10 just for you

WE have songs named after different stuff, ranging from colours to famous people, from days of the week to professions. Radio Buzz has compiled a list of the TOP 10 songs that have a fruit mentioned in each of them. Go ahead, savour the names. Happy listening.

  • Peaches The Stranglers
  • Strawberry Fields Forever The Beatles
  • Raspberry Beret Prince
  • Pineapple Head Crowded House
  • Banana Republic The Boomtown Rats
  • Little Green Apples Roger Miller
  • Blackberry Way The Move
  • Orange Crush REM
  • Cherry oh Baby UB40
  • Peaches And Cream Prince



Upgradation of Urdu course hangs fire
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 4
Three years after a proposal was mooted to upgrade the Urdu course being run by the Languages Department, Punjab, the issue continues to hang fire, with no headway being made in this regard.

The course, which was started way back in 1974, is stated to be the only Urdu language course being run in the city. The content of the present course is equivalent to the syllabus prescribed for the middle school level.

About three years ago, the department had proposed that the course would be upgraded to the standard of matric level. The duration of the course was also to be increased from the present six months to one year.

The idea behind the upgradation of the course was to make it more meaningful and give greater value to the certificate being issued to those completing the course.

Though the course was introduced almost 30 years ago, there have been virtually no changes or modification in its curriculum since then. As per the department’s mandate, the course was to be taught at all district headquarters in Punjab as well as Chandigarh.

The Director of the department had written to all those involved in teaching the course, eliciting their views and suggestions on upgrading or modifying the contents of the course to suit present-day requirements.


Pvt students not allowed to take exam
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 4
Parents of several students who were appearing as private candidates for the matriculation examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today alleged that their wards could not sit for the examination on account of a goof-up by the board.

Speaking to TNS here today they said that while the candidates were issued roll numbers for the examination the relevant records were not forwarded to the examination centre and hence the students were not allowed to take the exam.

A resident of Baltana, Naresh Kumar Sharma, who was among the affected parents alleged that there were about 15 candidates whose records were not available with the centre. He claimed that since four regular candidates were absent, four of the private candidates were “adjusted” in their place by the centre authorities.

The CBSE Regional Officer, Mr Yograj Sachdeva, when contacted said the board had not received any complaint in this regard. He added that there was no provision for “adjusting” candidates as was being claimed by the parents concerned and no school principal or centre in charge would take such a step.


Council at your doorstep programme
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 4
The Panjab University Campus Students Council will be visiting different teaching departments tomorrow onwards under its ‘Council at Your Doorstep’ programme, an official press note of the council said here today.

Students have been asked to come forward with their problems and demands.

The council office-bearers including the president, Mr Malwinder Singh Kang, will be the visiting the departments of Mathematics, Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Anthropology, Geography and the Art block I, II, BMS and Chemical Engineering tomorrow.

The council will visit blocks of Arts block III, IV, Botany and University Institute of Engineering and Technology on Thursday. They will visit the Law department of March 7.


Pratibha - 2003’ organised
Our Correspondent

SAS Nagar, March 4
The Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology (GJ-IMT) organised “Pratibha - 2003” here today.

Students from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh took part in the event which had been organised with an aim to develop a competitive spirit among students which was important in this fast-changing scenario.

Prof Y.S. Rajan, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, and Scientific Adviser to the Chief Minister of Punjab inaugurated the event. He exhorted the students to do away with lax attitude as it would prove detrimental in this era of competition.

Professor Rajan appreciated the efforts of the institute for creating a platform where the students could compete to bring out the best in them.

Ms Jagjit Kaur, Head of HR, Reliance Infocommunications, Prof B.S. Sohi, Director, University College of Engineering, Panjab University and Prof S.C. Vaidya, Dean, University Business School, Panjab University, were the judges.

GJ-IMT was adjudged winner in the on-the-spot software development competition. the prize, however, was given to the team that ranked second as the best team did not contest for the prize.


Teachers’ rally deferred
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 4
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union has deferred the rally proposed to be held at Patiala tomorrow according to press note of the union issued here today.

The union has fixed March 20 for a ‘massive march’ to the Punjab Assembly during the Budget session. There is also a ‘court arrest ‘action plan of union leaders. According to the press note all the teachers working in 172 colleges in Punjab and the city will remain on casual leave and reach here on March 20. From March 21 onwards, a batch of 11 teachers will court arrest every day. On April 2, an all-women ‘jatha’ will court arrest.


300 students get awards
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 4
About 300 students of the MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, were awarded for excellence in studies, sports and extra-curricular activities at the institute’s annual prize distribution function held here today. The Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Prof K.N. Pathak, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Professor Pathak exhorted students to become leaders in all spheres instead of being followers. He said they should generate self-confidence and maintain discipline. “To attain the status of a developed nation we need to ensure a good quality of life for the entire population,” he said.

Earlier, the college Principal, Ms Usha Gupta, read out the annual report of the college. Ruchi Kaushal was declared the best all-round student. Others who were awarded for academic excellence in their respective classes included Shruti Chadda (B.Com III), Yuva Makhani (B.Com II), Deepmala (B.Sc I, vocational), Priyanka Chug (B.Sc I medical), Asha (B.Sc II, vocational), Misha Brar (B.Sc II, medical), Megha Dhamija (BA I) and Sharabdeep (B.Sc II).


Students of Shivalik Public School awarded
Tribune News Service

SAS Nagar, March 4
Four students of Shivalik Public School here have been awarded for their entries to the 11th All-India Essay Writing Competition for school students on the theme of road safety organised by the United Schools Organisation of India, New Delhi.

The students who have been awarded are Ashwinderjit Kaur, Roopkiran Kaur, Manpreet Aneja and Jasleen Kaur.


Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 4
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday allowed a petition filed by an advocate seeking directions to the Government of India and two other respondents for including the Ghadr Movement of 1914-15 in the list of recognised mutinies for granting “Samman Pension”. Details of the order were not yet available.

Blaming the government of functioning in an arbitrary manner, Mr Malwinder Jit Singh Waraich, appearing in person, had earlier stated that the respondents, instead of trying to find out the details of the freedom fighters and their families, were depriving them of the honour and other benefits.

Elaborating upon the importance of the movement, he stated that 46 Ghadrites were hanged to death and 69 were sentenced to life imprisonment before being transported to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Another 125 were awarded “lesser sentences”, he stated.

Claiming to have collected authentic material on the movement after carrying out research for over 30 years, the petitioner also offered his services for identifying the kins of Ghadrites.


Man sentenced for rash driving
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, March 4
A city resident, Dalip Singh, was today sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by a local court for causing death due to rash and negligent driving. The accused was sentenced by the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal, who also fined Rs 1000 to the accused.

As per the prosecution, the complainant, Naresh Kumar, a constable with the traffic police, told the police that the accused, Dalip Kumar, who was driving a Tata Sumo, had hit the victim, who was driving a Hero Puch, on August 4, 1988, at the Sector 16-17 chowk. The victim sustained serious injuries on his head. The victim later succumbed to his injuries. The police had booked the accused under Sections 279, 337 and 304-A of the IPC.

CLERK REMANDED: A clerk with the municipal corporation, Ramesh Kumar, arrested by the CBI while allegedly taking a bribe, was today produced in the court of the UT Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr C.L. Mohal, who remanded him in judicial custody till March 18.

The CBI had arrested the clerk while allegedly taking a bribe from a resident of Mauli Jagran, Mani Majra, to “ignore” a violation of building bylaws in his house. He was caught by the CBI while taking Rs 2,000 from the complainant, Mazid.

PRODUCED IN COURT: Jaiveer, a constable with the UT police, who was arrested by the CBI yesterday, was today produced in the court of the CBI Special Judge. The court had issued a non-bailable warrant against Jaiveer in a case pending against him in a local court.


Exhibition of Purewal’s works
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 4
The richness and vibrancy of Punjab comes alive in the works of Ambala-based H.S. Purewal. The show, which went into evidence at the IndusInd gallery this morning, is all about the greatness of Punjabi culture and the magnificence of its rural society which has a lot of colour to offer.

After exhibiting every alternate year, H.S. Purewal now seems to have complete control over the medium of expression. Using oils and acrylics, the artist paints his moods and emotions in the finest possible manner. His works are not limited in approach or in expression. Interestingly, a similar theme has been presented with great novelty in different frames.

Most of the works capture the beauty of Punjab — its festive bearing and its cultural edge. Figurative by all means, the works are impressive in the sense that they beckon you to stay and allow your thoughts to analyse the artist’s emotions that lie hidden in the colours on the canvas.

Two of Purewal’s works are purely spiritual in context. In the first one he traps the rays of light to fall on the enlightened face, even as darkness surrounds this face from all quarters. In another such work, the artist plays with the elements symbolic of spiritualism, using saffron as the main tool for expression.

The works certainly leave a lasting impression on the art lovers.

The exhibition will be on till March 10.


Daaire’ 30th show
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 4
The 30th performance of the anti-female foeticide Punjabi musical play ‘‘Daaire’’, directed by Mr Pran Sabharwal and Mrs Sunita Sabharwal of National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS), Patiala, was staged at DM College of Education, Moga, yesterday.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr G. Ramesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Moga, condemned the menace of female-foeticide, drug addiction etc. and pleaded for self-discipline as shown in the play. The Deputy Commissioner and his wife Mrs Vasundhra Devi honoured theatre couple Sabharwals for their outstanding service to theatre.

The main speaker of the seminar Dr Ajaib Singh, Director, Department of Adult Continuing Education and Extension, Panjab University, Chandigarh, and Mr Siddheshwar Sharma, Principal of the College, described the play, an excellent production which conveyed the message against foeticide strongly.

It may be mentioned that NTAS latest Punjabi musical play ‘‘Takht Punjab’’ and repeat performances of ‘‘Daaire’’ given, at Moga, Ferozepore and at different places at Patiala were well received by the audiences.

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