Wednesday, January 16, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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New anti-obesity pack by VLCC

The attention that a double chin or a potbelly receives is surely something that one would gladly forego. Every one cannot boast of a perfect 10 figure, but staying in shape is what everyone must give a shot to. The medical fraternity is also advising people against putting on too much weight.

Beauty clinics are wooing people with packages that will make them lose more weight rather than money. Weight loss programmes that are not only effective, but easy on the pocket as well are the carrots being dangled in our faces.

Vandana Luthra, with her Curls and Curves has long been helping people shed those extra kilos. Keeping pace with the time, she has come up with a new anti-obesity package, which will be available in all the VLCC centers and offers negative calorie balance through an assessment of the medical status of the person undergoing treatment.

Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr P. K. Dave, who was also present at the launch of the new package, said there is a direct link between obesity and ailments like diabetes, hypertension and heart attacks.

“Weight loss is as important as weight maintenance. I would suggest VLCC incorporates yoga and meditation in its weight loss programmes,” said Dr Dave.

Principal of Lady Hardings Medical College, Dr A. S. Bias focussed on the hereditary aspects of obesity and on the merits of leading a healthy and well-balanced life.

During the launch, an achievement awards function was also organised to highlight the success of those clients who have benefited from the VLCC weight loss programmes.

Sitaron Ki Raat

Abhijeet was there, and so was Raageshwari. Chief Minister Ms Sheila Dikshit graced the occasion with her presence and brand ambassador, Gul Panag, added to the Glamour.

The occasion was Sitaron Ki Raat, where singers Abhijeet and Raageshwari had everyone dancing to their foot-tapping numbers. The event was organised to celebrate the achievement of the Modicare star achievers and to recognise the efforts of individuals who have achieved excellence in their lifestyle.


A new site, which promises to be a sight. It has memorabilia from the closets of the world’s bold and beautiful. Started by Ramona Sood and Jujhar Singh, café is the world’s largest celebrity memorabilia site. is going to auction 61 items belonging to the king of Punjabi music, Daler Mehndi. Among the things that are up for sale are the green dress that Daler wore for his Tana Na Na Na Re number with Amitabh Bachchan and signed T-shirts.

These items are being auctioned to raise funds for the Daler Mehndi Green Drive, an NGO that is aimed at saving the environment. “The air and pollution level in Delhi is alarming, and what is more worrisome is that most people don’t seem to really care. In fact, after Delhi I am planning to extend the purview of the Green Drive to other cities of India. In alliance with, we are hoping to raise several lakh rupees for this purpose,” said Daler Mehndi. has tied up with over 251 celebrities to auction their memorabilia and raise money to help charities. Among those whose name figures on the celebrity list are Al Pacino, Andre Agassi, Anil Kumble, K. P. S. Gill, Madonna, Ringo Starr, Tom Cruise and Zakir Hussain.

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