jutti chali phoren
Available in simple shades
as well as bright colours with attractive embroidery, the jutti is
now making waves in cities like London and New York, writes Anuradha
Kasuri Pairin Na Poori, Hayo Rabba Ve Sannu Turna Peya goes the
famous line of the Punjabi folk song sung by Surinder Kaur. The
damsel in the folk song may be having trouble walking in ill-fitting
juttis but the jutti itself has walked far and wide and has reached
far-off lands, thanks to the NRPs (Non-Resident Punjabis) and the
jutti’s newfound fans among foreigners there. The juttis from
Patiala and not Kasur (now in Pakistan) rule the popularity charts
not only here but also around the world. These ‘pieces of art’
are an inseparable part of Punjabi attire. Available in simple
shades as well as bright colours with attractive embroidery, the
juttis rule the heart of ethnically chic Punjabis everywhere.
Top the chill
With the weather taking a chilly turn at dawn and dusk, time has come to leave climate controlled environs behind and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer in our patios, porches, decks and pergolas, which enhance our winter living.
The grass is
having to queue for miles and miles with an almost assured prospect of
rejection, thousands of Punjabis flock to various embassies in New Delhi
for visas to take them to any country that will accept them. They sell
everything they have, spend ridiculous sums of money on preparation for
visa interviews and language exams and are willing to move to any country
that will take them. Why is this the case?
Sooraj R. Barjatya’s
biggest release Vivah is a melodramatic family entertainer—a
heart-warming story of unconditional love. Vivah, stars the young pair of
Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao. Besides being a refreshing love story, the
film is also the first to tackle the relationship between a couple bound
by the bond of engagement rings and the special rights they give each
Coimbatore-based rallyist V.R. Naren
Kumar is all set to be the first and only Indian to be part of the World
Rally (2007) and European (2006) championships. Sukant
Deepak talks to the veteran sportsman with a never-say-die
fleeting look at this bespectacled man and you’re bound to think that he
has come straight from some boardroom meeting—or a golf course. But
then, appearances can be deceptive. Dwell a little deeper and you discover
a brilliant set of skills that make him all set to be the first Indian to
participate in the FIA Production 2007 World Rally Championship (WRC) next
year and the 2006 European Championship as part of Italy’s Fiat Abarth
works team where he will be driving the all-powerful Fiat Grand Punto
S2000, a two-litre, 270-bhp vehicle.
is a mall with a difference! No Calvin Klein jeans, nor Paloma Picasso
perfumes and neither any haute Donatella Versace couture draped
strategically in interesting corners but it is a mall nonetheless—and
one for schools! Surprised? Well that is exactly what Mayor School
Mall’s USP is.
FILM & FASHION
name’s Bond, James Bond.” A name that is almost synonymous with death
defying stunts and feats of gallantry. Here’s another name for you
‘Powell’, the name that little known to us all has been behind all of
Ever wondered what preparation a soon-to-be wed ought to make before
taking the plunge? Of course, those shop-till-drop-sprees, pampering
beauty treatments at prestigious parlours, honeymoon planning, romantic
dates and candlelight dinners take top priority. However, how about the
mental and emotional preparation, for handling the pressures of a totally
changed (or do I say new) life post marriage?
is truly a happy week for art—an exhibition of paintings and
drawings by three of India’s senior artists, Jivan Adalja, Prem
Singh and S. K. Sahni throws up a tremendous body of work, technique
ART BOND: Prem Singh, Jivan Adalja and S.K. Sahni.
— Photo by Parvesh Chauhan
an equal world
She paints the canvas of life with her words of poetry. Realistic,
straight and at times stark in presenting the truth, Manjit Indra loves to
experiment. Delving into the labyrinth of human relationships and
emotions, Manjit has come out with yet another experiment in the shape of
her latest book of poetry Alakh. Talking to Lifestyle Manjit pours her
Ghalib in Punjabi
S. D. Sharma
Kuchh to padhiye ke log kehte hain,
Aaj Ghalib ghazal sra naa hua.
across centuries by poetry lovers for his visionary literary genius, Mirza
Ghalib is regarded as the eternal poet, an epitome of wisdom and rare
emotional sensibility. Historians and scholars hail “Urdu, Ghalib and
Taj Mahal” as the wondrous gifts of cultural and architectural
significance to humanity of the Mughal era.
I am Shahid Kapoor”—the voice over the telephone sounds polite but
friendly and your mind darts to the image of the cute-looking guy dancing
for some shampoo ad on television. He sounds excited about his latest
release Vivah, so the conversation naturally revolves around the film.
“I am playing the character called Prem who is an embodiment of love and
I have tried to play him in the way I interpret him.”
Striking a balance between his passions and profession, the acclaimed academician, film actor, prolific playwright and above all, a wonderful human being, Dr Surinder Sharma is a man of m yriad talents.
Rightfully honoured and admired for his comedy roles in over 12
bilingual films, fifteen TV serials, 150 theatre productions, including
80 directorial assignments and 200 stage performances abroad, he had
maintained the tradition of excellence as a professor of chemistry at
Punjab University here.
Dr Surinder Sharma. Photo: Pradeep Tewari