June 27, 2004
More than style and form, it is unwearable clothes
inspired by designers’ whims and mindless exposure of the human body
that rules the world of fashion. Hype built around fashion events leave
most people wondering about the relevance of ramp fashions to everyday
life. Are any of these clothes really wearable, asks former Editor of Femina
long ago, high society in India sincerely believed that only the top
divas of A-list partygoers in metros wore revealing clothes. For
instance, Parmeshwar Godrej attained an iconic status for her revealing
outfits, especially after satellite TV channels tracked her leaping
necklines and formidable cleavage during the Miss World contest held in
Bangalore in 1996. Her sartorial style branded her as the queen of
cleavages. Since that year, the Indian fashion scene has changed
Hemis festival: Legacy of Ladakh’s past
Hemis Gompa is the venue for the most significant
festival of Ladakh, writes Kishie
Gompa is known as the Chang-Chub-Sam-Ling, the solitary place of the
Compassionate One. His Holiness, the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukchen Rinpoche,
Supreme Spiritual head of the Drupka Kargyud lineage and head of the
Hemis Monastery in Ladakh has graciously consented to grant a public
audience of the Six Ornaments of Naropa.
babies by next year
Chinese Singaporean couples are trying for cloned babies to be born
late next year, a newspaper reported today. Thomas Kaenzig, the
Swiss-born Vice-President of the controversial company clonaid, told
the daily tabloid streats the agreements have been signed with both
couples.'' We have scheduled the process to begin in early 2005,''
Kaenzig was quoted as saying.
As good as it gets
The screens are ablaze with Amitabh
releases in three weeks. His commitment is to be seen to be believed.
While some of his juniors have abstained from the interview session
organised for Deewar- Lets Bring Our Heroes Home, he is one of
the first ones to arrive at the appointed hour. Vickey
to the Bollywood legend.
Godfather: Hero for all times
is not just a group of American film experts who voted Marlon
Brando’s Don Corleone in the film The Godfather as the
greatest-ever movie role. Actor Anupam Kher has a large portrait of
Marlon Brando as Don Corleone in his office. "Brando is my
all-time hero," he told me. "And Don Corleone was the
pinnacle of his career."
with golden voice
Kakkar, the singer of the hit song Babuji jara dheere chalo bijli
khadi yahan bijli khadi from the film Dum, has bagged the
Best Debutant Singer MTV Immies Award. For
someone as popular she is, Sonu’s unassuming demeanour comes as a
surprise. She is shy while giving interviews.
has always been important to me — whether it’s the kind that one
finds at every street corner in India, or the creations of serious art
potters. These are the people who are closest to Mother Earth,
creating beauty and utility out of natural resources.