Labour of love
Different people, different reactions! Some were left gaping, a few amused, some clapped to cheer…and then there were those who got inquisitive, "Why did you paint your car, is there a particular theme that you followed, how much time it took you to finish it all?" Between all these, compliments flowed in from time to time on the way from Delhi to Chandigarh.
Manil Gupta poses with his Love machine Photo: S Chandan
Manil Gupta poses with his Love machine Photo: S Chandan

Roots redefined
The stars returning from the first Punjabi International Film Festival are overjoyed. This maiden Punjabi film festival was an occasion to provide a platform and an identity for Punjabi films. Organised in the later half of May in Humber College, Toronto, the festival was attended by Punjabis and local people there.

Moment of glory: (L-R) Jenny Ghhotra, Ravinder Ranguwal and Mandy Takhar who attended the film festival at Toronto recently.

Moment of glory: (L-R) Jenny Ghhotra, Ravinder Ranguwal and Mandy Takhar who attended the film festival at Toronto recently

success mantra
On a perfect pitch
How many principals would have no reservations about walking up to their peons and taking guidance? Dr Geeta Joshi, principal, Army Institute of Law, Mohali, makes no big deal of it, "If I didn't know how to go about something and had to do that, I'd have no reservations."

Fitness & Yoga Studio, FnY, launches its Chandigarh Studio. This is the second studio in tricity, after its launch in 2009 in Panchkula. “Over the years, our disciple count has increased manifold and a demand from Chandigarh and Mohali disciples for a studio nearer home has been there”, said Anil Juneja at the launch on Sunday.

Fit N fine: Anil Juneja at his new fitness centre
Fit N fine: Anil Juneja at his new fitness centre

Par Excellence
Learn from your divots
The shape and position of the divot in relation to the ball tells us a lot about the swing. The problem of practicing from a mat is that we cannot get this important feedback visually. The player has to rely on the sound of the contact and the feel through the hands. Some players need visual feedback and practice from the grass helps them create good impact.

Miss Prim & Propah
In the world of sky-high heels and the tiny waist lines, there are only a few who put comfort before style together. For Vasundhra Duggal, a B Com graduate, all set to move to IMT Dubai for her post- graduation, talks about her definition of style. This fashionista does not like to step out without her blow-dried tress and loves shopping at the major branded stores.

Avoid extreme exercises
Avoid extreme exercises - they can kill. Micah True, a legendary marathon runner, died suddenly while on a routine 12-mile training run in March. The pathological changes in the heart of the 58 year-old athlete may have been the outcome of "Phidippides cardiomyopathy," a condition caused by chronic excessive endurance exercise.

French connection
For all the fashionistas out there, the French brand Elle Fashionwear launches its first premium store in Chandigarh’s central sector 17E. The boutique exuberates a French charm.

High Spirits
Tropic thunder
It is a tropical cocktail that instills a vacation-like feeling.

A classic journey
Top Bollywood actresses like Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone may have no qualms about doing item numbers but actress Hema Malini feels there is no need for them to take up such songs. "I feel all big heroines who have earned a good name, there is no need for them to do item numbers. We have different people for doing item numbers," she said. Dream girl: Hema Malini

Another Anthony Gonsalvez moment for Big B
Amitabh Bachchan will be showcasing his dancing and singing skills when he makes a special appearance in the title song of Bol Bachchan. After lending his deep mesmerising baritone to the blockbuster Kahaani, earlier this year, the Shehenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan is back to his singing ways.

Dream girl: Hema Malini

Pooja plays another role
Besides directing Jism 2, actress-turned-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is all set to lend her voice to lead star Sunny Leone's character in the film. Jism 2 marks the Bollywood debut of the Indo-Canadian pornographic actress and Pooja says she is dubbing for Sunny's role on the insistence of her father Mahesh Bhatt, who has scripted the film.

Stylish 40s, Monica Bellucci shows the way
Monica Bellucci, the ever-gorgeous Italian model, has shed light on certain factors that need to be kept in mind to ensure that one looks stylish even in their forties.
Wear your attitude: Monica Bellucci

Wear your attitude: Monica Bellucci

Happening daughter-mum duo
Eva Longoria thinks that David and Victoria Beckham’s daughter Harper is a “chunky monkey.” The former Desperate Housewives actress is godmother to the fashion designer’s daughter, who is 10 months old, and she admits she is the “most fashionable” girl around and she is jealous of the closet full of clothes she will one day inherit.

No junk please
Singer Jessica Simpson, who recently gave birth to her first child, has vowed not to eat junk food. “She’s breast-feeding Max and wants her to get the best nutrition,” said a source. “She has to cut down on fast food. Besides, it’s a great way to jump-start the massive diet ahead."

Lasting love
Romance doesn’t come easy says Kylie Minogue Singer Kylie Minogue, who is currently dating Spanish model Andres Velencoso, says relationships need a lot of hard work. "You have to work at love. I have never believed that marriage would be the ultimate. There are people who think a love story should last an entire lifetime.

Blige is going up
Singer Mary J Blige is planning to venture into the world of fashion and plans to first launch a shoes and boots range. The I'm Goin' Down hitmaker said she is in the early phases of creating her own clothing brand while attending a Giorgio Armani fashion show.

Fashion first: Mary J Blige

Fashion first: Mary J Blige

Rashmi turns a producer
Rashmi Desai, best known as Tapasya Thakur in Uttaran has been missing for a while. Now, there is this news that she has turned a producer with a show Tu Na Jaane Aas Paas Hai Khuda on Sahara One Television. Rashmi and her husband Nandish Sandhu are producing this show in association with Entertainment Hub which has reportedly titled the show on the melodious song of film Anjaana Anjaani.








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