CHANDIGARH INDEX



 

Fit as a fiddle
City’s thirty-something brigade of women are exercising like never before, says Gayatri Rajwade

T
hey
are no spring chickens. In the prime of their life, their mantra is ‘happy health’ never mind that Kate Moss’s waif-like appearance is ‘in’! Meet the 30+ brigade of women in the city who wear their fitness on their sleeves and are making a lifestyle statement that verbalizes, health is spice!
Trainer Tales
Kiran Sidhu—mother of two tots—petite, gentle, soft-spoken but utterly determined and motivated fitness instructor living in Sector 8 believes women in their thirties are much more open to fitness and are fitter.

Kiran Sidhu
Kiran Sidhu


Bringing up grandparents
No one has time for grandparents. Not anymore!

A
s his family sits huddled before the intelligent box unsure whether the Veranis will finally succeed in convincing Tulsi baa to come back home in Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, grandparents of real life Hem Raj and his wife often wait! Right, for an opportunity to narrate their own experiences of some families they knew in Lahore. But then who has the inclination to listen to the duo now putting up in Sector 45 with the entire family after winding up their cloth business in Amritsar about seven years ago! At least their grandchildren have little patience for them, and their age-old bedtime stories. After all, there are action-packed movies to watch on the HBO. And then the kids have enough hit numbers on Channel V to lull them to sleep.

Matka Chowk
Footpath City
Sreedhara Bhasin

On
any given day, the footpath can be a mini-world itself. Those who want to experience it are invited to spend half-a-day on any busy footpath below the tall office buildings in sector 34.

Write to Renee
Don’t act in desperation

Dear Renee, I have been a partner in a garment export unit for years and have enjoyed every minute of it but now last year the company closed down and I have been struggling emotionally and financially too. I want to find myself something fulfilling once again.