Wednesday, September 10, 2003, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Principals police college corridors
Geetanjali Gayatri
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 9
Courtesy the elections, college principals have donned a new role, that of policemen on the prowl, on the look out for mischief-mongers. Keeping a vigil at their college campuses, the principals are working overtime to ensure “outsiders” do not bring a bad name to their college by creating trouble.

Emphatic that their students would never be a party to any clash on the college campus, they were unanimous on the opinion that the “outsiders” are the ones who usually incite students. While no college principal is able to elaborate on who these “outsiders” are or where they comer from, the principals want to shield their students from them.

While some principals take frequent rounds of the building and college campus, others have put teachers on duty during college hours and formed discipline committees.

Having shifted his office and work from the principal’s room to the college grounds, Dr A.C. Vaid of GGDSD College, Sector 36, says, “Inside my room, I don’t get to know who is coming in or going out. At election time, it is very important to keep a tab on the goings on in the college. “We have banned mobiles at the college campus”.

The Principal of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Ms Usha Wahi, has formed discipline committees in addition to banning entry of outsiders. “Two teachers are always on duty in college corridors. On rotation basis, these teachers look out for trouble-makers. The gatekeeper has also been instructed to keep strangers out,” she says.

With campaigning gaining momentum in city colleges, student groups from universities are doing the rounds of city colleges, trying to address students at college campuses.

At Government College, Sector 11, hostel wardens have been given special instructions to check the entry of outsiders and strangers. “On the lines of the police raiding university hostels, we have asked our warden to carry out raids to comb out suspects as well as strangers. They are on their toes the entire night, checking and rechecking hostel rooms,” says Principal Balwinder Singh of Government College, Sector 11.

There is no bar on holding meetings, pasting posters and campaigning and canvassing at these colleges.


Students made to pay for board error
Our Correspondent

SAS Nagar, September 9
The future of students for mathematics (additional subject) examination of plus two of the Punjab School Education Board has been put in jeopardy, allegedly due to a mistake on the part of the board.

Examinees complained that they had submitted their admission forms along with the requisite fee of Rs 250 in time for appearing in the maths (additional subject) examination in the humanities group of the plus two examination which was scheduled to be held today.

However, the board informed the examinees on September 4 that they could not appear in the examination on the ground that they had already cleared the Senior Secondary Examination under the commerce group.

The examinees said the board’s examination rules, however, clearly stated that they could sit for the examination.

The students said they had to appear in various entrance examinations and their careers would be adversely affected if the board did not come to their rescue. The urged the board authorities to hold a special examination for them in September itself so that they did not suffer.


Don't cry your make-up away, please

So now you know the secret of looking gorgeous on your wedding night, but there is just one thing forcing you to scratch your pretty little head with fair translucent fingers. You are scared that all those goodbye tears, rolling down your highlighted cheeks, would ruin your make-up. Well, worry no more. Here is a complete guide to cry-proof make-up just for you.

First of all, to make your eye shadow last, apply a light base foundation on your eyelids. Then apply the shadow with a wet brush. This will seal the colour. You can be sure of the fact. You can pick up a good eye shadow by taking out something like a hundred bucks from your leather handbag.

You should always opt for pencil eye liners. Yes, instead of those liquid ones. They are better. If you are having any doubts, just try. Go in for browns and blacks. They will simply look "great" on your deep eyes. A budge-proof waterproof eye liner can be purchased from any departmental store in the city for less than Rs 200.

The story does not end here. You should always go in for a waterproof mascara to "avoid running eyes". But you should remember to apply at least three coats to make it last longer. A good water-tight mascara can be had for about Rs 150.

Also, draw a fine line close to your upper lashes. Extend the line slightly beyond the outer corner of your eye. Next curl your lashes and sweep mascara to get that doe-eyed look.

Another thing. Get that flawless matte look. Choose a shade of oil-control makeup that is shine free. Make sure that it matches with your skin tone. Use a wet sponge to blend evenly around your temples and jawbone for a barely-there look.

Go get that tangy glow by dusting peach hue on your cheeks and jawbone. Blend evenly. For those lucky lips that will make the on-lookers slobber, line your pouters before filling in matte lipstick.

This is not all. Here are more trendy tips for all you would-be brides eager to get your nail paint right. If you have short nails, please ditch dark hues. They make the nails look even shorter. Opt for light and shimmery tints like shiny purple or alluring browns.

Remember to match the colour of your lips with complementing nail enamel. You can pair lip hues like plump and chocolate with nail shades like copper or plump tint.

Also 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. If you do not wish to sit in your living room with your eyes hidden under cucumber, you can apply a cream that contains natural extracts. After cleansing, dab a small amount around the area with your fingertip. Blend in without rubbing too hard.

If dull skin is what you are suffering from, listen to what our experts have to say, "When washing up after a night out, use a moisturising body wash or a soap to breathe life into dull skin. Gently slough off the flakes". So girls, follow our simple fundas to look simply great.



Hey young couples eager to set your own home, go in for something nice and trendy, instead of the usual stuff. You can pick up the furniture of your choice from anywhere in Chandigarh, just make sure it “fits in your scheme of things”. If you are still unsure of what to buy, just read some of the magazines on interiors. They will give you a fairly good idea.

In any case, do not go in for heavy, dark, traditional furniture if you are living in a small house. It will make your rooms look smaller. You can buy Manhattan Classic by Usha Lexus. "Trendy and contemporary" the classic collection has "14 perfectly co-ordinated pieces ideal for a two bedroom apartment, including double beds, two side tables, even three seater sofa". All the best folks and happy shopping. TNS


Go in for court marriage 

All you young couples eager to tie the knot, but without enough money to do it the traditional way, you can go in for court marriage. Like so many working couples even in Chandigarh.

Yes, you may find it hard to believe, but the phenomena is just not limited to the metropolitans, like Delhi. Even in a place like Chandigarh, youngsters are saving precious time, and money, by going in for court marriages.

Also, court marriages are not just for couples wishing to live together happily ever after against the wishes of their parents, and the society. You can also go in for the "special wedding". The procedure is simple, though it requires "some kind of preparation".

First of all, you have to file an application with the Registrar of Marriages. Your plea will be put up on the notice board to invite any objections within 30 days. If no one has any problem with your marriage, you can legalise your bond under the Special Marriage Act of 1954.

Another thing. You do not need a lawyer. All you require are three witnesses at your wedding.

But before that remember to locate your proof of age, along with that of residence. You must also carry two passport-size photographs each.


What's in-What's out

So many traditions may be on their way out, but feng sui is definitely in to ensure a happy marriage. If you are a believer in feng sui, then you should place pink or red candles in pairs around the room to reflect your strong love for each other.

Another thing. Our experts say you should remember to light two pink candles on either side of your bed each night and blow them out in unison for the first 27 nights. All the best folks.



Food top 10 just for you

If wedding parties remind you of sumptuous food, here is a list of songs with food in them, complied by Radio Buzz just for you. Have a nice time and happy eating.

  • Chocolate Cake — Crowded House
  • Sweets For My Sweets — The Searchers
  • Green Onions — Booker T
  • Meat Pie Sausage Roll — Grandad Roberts
  • Peanut Butter — The Marathons
  • American Pie — Don McLean
  • Rice Is Nice — The Lemon Pipers
  • Toast — The Streetband
  • Peaches and Cream — The Ikettes
  • The Chicken Song — Spitting Image



Akademi Awards today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 9
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Justice O.P. Verma will give away awards at a function held at the Tagore Theatre by the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi tomorrow evening.

Prof Rajpal Singh, secretary of the akademi, said Mr Kartar Singh Duggal, Chairman of the Punjab Arts Council would also attend the function which was being organised to give away Punjab Sangeet Akademi Awards for the year 2003.

The awards for this year are being conferred on Ajmer Singh Aulakh (for theatre), Wadali brothers (for music) and Balbir Singh Sekhon (for dance).


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