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KV students guided about careers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 21
A conference and an exhibition on career counselling was organised by the Guidance and Counselling Cell of Kendriya Vidyalaya No 2, 3 BRD, here today. Around 50 posters and charts on several careers for commerce, physical science and biology were on display at the exhibition. The material was prepared by students of Class XI under the guidance of Ms Tripta Singh, vice-principal of the school and Ms Rina Bose.

Students learnt about various avenues offered by offbeat occupations. They were given detailed information on the nature of work, the work environment and educational qualifications besides personal assets training, courses offered and the related institutes to pursue the courses.

The conference also included a talk on Merchant Navy by the guest speaker of the day, Captain T.S. Bhatia of Samudra Institute of Maritime Studies (SIMS), Lonavla. A training programme of executive ship management displayed on LCD projections shed light on prospects and job opportunities in Merchant Navy. 



District Courts
Notice to Spice on lawyer’s plea
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 21
Acting on an application of a lawyer, who alleged that Spice Communications had been passing over his details to various other institutions, the Civil Judge, Mr Balwinder Kumar, has issued notice to the celluar operator for December 9.

The lawyer, Mr Ameet Awasthi, had moved an application seeking direction to restrain the telecom company from passing over his mobile number to various financial institutions and insurance companies.

Mr Awasthi alleged that he had been receiving unnecessary calls at odd hours from various banks, financial institutions and credit card companies. He lamented that such calls were a constant source of nuisance and was hindering his professional work. “The telecom company has been charging money for giving the details to the service providers and it was in violation of the Supreme Court order”, said Mr Awasthi.



Designs on men
Gayatri Rajwade
Tribune News Service

The other designer showcasing her work tonight is the spiffy Aparna Chandra.

Unwell and unable to come to the city despite trying till the very last moment, she is known for her exquisite and feminine clothes along with a natty reputation as a stylist for high-profile advertising campaigns.

Aparna graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology with a diploma in Fashion Design in 1992 and after interning with the late Rohit Khosla, launched her own label under her own name.

Chandigarh, November 21
They are the designers behind Amitabh Bachchan’s funky leather jackets in KBC-II as also the brains behind one of Hrithik Roshan’s cool jackets in the upcoming Dhoom-2.

With their Naughty Harem, they are the harbingers of cheeky cheer for men this season.

In fact, the designer-brother duo of Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra startle with their brand of sophistication, coupled with brash sexuality, with a hint of femininity thrown in for good measure, all of this and more in their couture with this impish title for the delicious winter ahead.

In town for the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2006, they are old hands at this whole fashion fiesta now, but what sets their line apart is that it is an all men’s collection.

The brothers, known for their more serious work — crisper and cleaner western lines — have literally pulled a rabbit out of their hats for this one.

“Naughty Harem, our collection, is our take on the young Indian prince, the decadent royalty, which epitomises elegance, but is a saucy, irreverent and brassy, yet refined young man”, they explain.

Their muse, none other that the debonair Saif Ali Khan, and that helps the imagination run riot just like their collection does, for the dapper Khan is known for his splendid style mantra. So what does that translate into vis-à-vis their collection?

A colour palette that runs the gamut from natural beiges and pastels, adding their stately charm to more frivolous hues like pinks, maroons and even a warm chocolate.

A collection that has a global appeal for they not only hope to grab the eyeballs in the edgier, growing Indian markets, but also capture the imagination of the West and of course “diversifying more and more, which includes concentrating on a bridge or diffusion line to grab a bigger slice of the fashion pie”, smile the duo.

And yes, men’s fashion is all set to fly.

“Corporate styling is already crucial to men’s dressing. Similarly couture is growing at a whopping rate and men, very soon, will also want different clothes for different seasons”, they aver.

The brothers have come a long way. Shantanu pursued an MBA in finance from Ohio State University while Nikhil (younger by two years) trained as a fashion designer from the FIDM in Los Angeles.

While they did work in the USA for a while, they found that they had soon run out of ideas at their places of work.

So Shantanu decided to peep into the logistics of a fashion business in India, researched and set up base in six months and called his little brother back to start their own couture line for men in 1999. The brothers have not looked back since and are gearing up to make their debut at the London Fashion Week.

They are out to redefine the ‘sherwani’ and ‘salwar’ for men “so no more boxy ‘kurtas’ and big wide ‘salwars’ that the whole family can fit into together”, they smile.


60 donate blood

Chandigarh, November 21
As many as 60 volunteers donated blood at a blood donation camp organised by Lions Club Chandigarh Greater at Lion Vocational Training Centre, Sector 30, here today.
The camp was inaugurated by Padma Shri C.P. Vohra. The team of doctors from GMCH, Sector 32, here conducted the camp. TNS



U-12 football tourney gets under way
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 21
Defending champions St Stephen’s School-45, St John’s School-26 and St Xavier’s School-44 registered victories in their respective pools on the opening day of the second edition of the St Kabir Trophy Chandigarh State Football Tournament for Under-12 at St Kabir School grounds in Sector 26 here today.

Ben Williams (5th minute), Mehtab Singh (10th, 32nd), Parmoth (25th, 38th) scored goals for St Xavier’s School as they defeated new entrants DAV Public School, Sector 8, by a margin of 5-0. The winners led 3-0 at half time.

In another encounter, St Stephen’s School outplayed St Joseph’s 4-0 after leading 1-0 at half time. Jasbir Singh scored two goals. He struck in the 16th and 33rd minutes. Bikram (27th) and Augustine (30th) contributed one goal each.

St John’s School defeated Moti Ram Arya School, Sector 27, 5-0 in the third match. Prseej (32nd, 39th), Uday (3rd) and Aamir (37th) were the scorers for St John’s School in their pool B outing.

St Xavier’s School, Panchkula, and Doon International School played a goalless draw and split points in a pool D fixture.

Hosts St Kabir School scored a 1-0 triumph over Little Flower Convent School, Panchkula. The goal was scored by Param Dogra.



Haryana Ranji team announced

Chandigarh, November 21
The Haryana Cricket team for the Ranji Trophy season 2006 - 2007 was announced by Honorary Joint Secretary of the Haryana Cricket Association Anirudh Chaudhary here today.

The team: Amit Mishra (captain), Sumit Sharma, Deepak Joon, Shafique Khan, Sanjay Bamal, Siddharth Verma, Sunny Singh, Gaurav Vashisht, Joginder Sharma, Mahesh Rawat, Sachin Rana, Sanjay Budhwar, Ankit Rawat and Sandeep Singh

Haryana will play the Andhra Pradesh team in their opening match on November 23 at Chaudhary Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium at Lahli, Rohtak.— TNS



Monica is best athlete

Chandigarh, November 21
Monica of the Architectural Assistant stream was declared best athlete on the concluding day of the two-day sports meet at Government Polytechnic for Women, Sector 10, here today.

Results: Long jump: Monica 1, Shilpa 2, Sharanjit 3; High Jump: Monica 1, Anshika 2, Sharanjit 3; 200 m: Anshika 1, Monica and shilpa 2, Sapna 3; Sack Race: Monica 1, Anjana 2, Rupinder 3; 100 m: Anshika 1, Monika 2, Shilpa 3; Chatti race: Shabnam 1, Kanchan and Ritu 2, Neetu 3; Mummy making: Biju and Alka 1, Anima and Alka 2, Monica and Geetu 3; Garland making : Shabina and Laxmi 1, Shilpa and Alka 2, Monica and Geetu 3. 100 m (class D employees): Om Patti 1, Sureshoo 2, Satya 3. — TNS



Badminton tourney begins today

Panchkula, November 21
The 31st Junior Inter-State and National Badminton Championship will begin at Tau Devi Lal Complex, Sector 3, here tomorrow.
As many as 350 boys and girls, including some top players from all over India in the u-19 category along with 100 officials are expected to participate in this tournament. It is for the first time that Haryana is organising the tournament. TNS



Public Sports Club win powerlifting title

Chandigarh, November 21
Public Sports Club, Sector 56, Chandigarh, won the team championship trophy by obtaining 122 points while Weightlifting Coaching Centre, Sector 42, and SGGSC secured second and third positions, respectively, by getting 32 and 28 points in the 15th Junior Men Chandigarh Powerlifting Championship held at Sector 42 sports complex, here. TNS



Venue for football trials changed

Chandigarh, November 21
The venue for football trials for the 52nd National School Games has been changed. According to Mr Prem Puri, assistant sports officer, UT Schools, the trials for boys’ u-17 and girls’ u-19 will be held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, instead of Football Stadium, Sector 17, on November 22 and 23. — TNS



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