||Looking at those small beautiful hands and feet of her baby is a mother’s most prized memory. Be it holding hands with your mate just after taking the vows or celebrating any big event in your life, it is these memories that make a life fulfilling and Bhavna Jasra is here to immortalize them for you and that too in gold.
GOLDEN MEMORY: Gunjan Adya holds the gold impression of a baby’s hands done by artist Bhavna Jasra (right) from Mumbai whose work is catching the fancy of the high and mighty in the city.
Taming the Piranhas
Think piranhas and images that come to mind is
of a horse, unfortunate enough to venture into the dark mysterious water of the Amazon river being devoured by a group of these little devils in two minutes flat. The image, of course has its roots in one of those Hollywood films in which a few romantic couples cruising on the river get into a sticky situation because of the piranhas.
|SEASCAPE: Marine aquarium with exotic creatures like Star fish and Piranhas (right) is the latest craze among the city fish lovers.
— Photos by Gurneet Singh Anand
School days, they say are the best days. As many 45 odd girls from Sacred Heart School and College in Dalhousie tried to revive their golden days by organising a re-union party. It was a day to recall those wonderful days spent in the picturesque hills of Dalhousie when the girls in their teens would quietly sneak out of their beds after the lights went out to play pranks on each other and for midnight feasts.
ISLE OF MEMORY: Old students of Sacred Heart Dalhousie got together for a reunion party.
— Photo by Parvesh Chauhan
On my most recent absence from Chandigarh, I missed quite a few things about the city – despite the fact that I was back to my city of youth – Kolkata – where I grew up eating an unfailing diet of fish and rice and waiting for unending political processions to clear the streets.
Guys and Old Gals
The growing up years that I had spent in Welham Girls High School, Dehradun, took me to the dinner evening that was organised by the Doon School old boys fraternity. It was a combined bash for the old Dosco boys, the Welham girls and the Mayo College Ajmer old boys. Whereas only two of the Mayo guys showed up the evening was rather alive with the Dosco’s their wives the Welham girls some with their spouses swinging to the tunes of old film songs by the live band at Moti Mahal, Sector 17.
YAHOO: Actor Dan Dhanoa parties with old batchmates from Welham Girls and Dosco Boys Schools.
Party time for Kritika
Chandigarh was the city of the realisation of the dream of Kritika of facing the camera. After struggling for more than 10 years, this young girl with beautiful doe-shaped eyes was picked up by world-famous Ants director Suneil Babbar to essay the role of a teacher in his new venture, The Party.
Tuning-In with Hardeep S. Chandpuri
While I was in Melbourne, Australia, I was a regular listener of 3MDR – a community radio station, where along with it’s innovative programming they would also give regular updates about the prevalent problem of ‘bushfires’ during the summers. This was my first initiation to community radio and I have been fascinated by it ever since. After the recent proliferation of private FM channels in India, the next big thing is going to be the much awaited community radio. Basically, community radio is defined as radio, which is owned by the community and airs programmes designed and produced by it, specifically for its own developmental needs.
Stop it Big Brother
Shilpa Shetty set foot on sets of famous reality celeb show Big Brother but little could the bollywood star realise that soon she would be making news for all the wrong reasons. First the flood of solidarity from the audience for the racist tone of attack she faced on the show to her eating her own words on the show made news. This luteri of U.P. and Bihar, surely didn’t anticipate the commotion stirred all over. We take a round of the city and ask our city youngsters about their stance concerning the issue. Word of advice for the crying beauty (on the show) is to be firm and fight hard.
Vishram Sawant’s second directorial venture Risk is a fast-paced action thriller and commercial film. The story revolves around an honest police officer less cliché in portrayal. He knows there is no point in trying to change the system. As far as the genre goes Risk may be compared with other cop films like Ardh Satya, Shool, Ab Tak Chhapan and Shiva. It is a gripping tale of a cop at crossroad. The film opened on Friday at Neelam Chandigarh and Fun Republic Manimajra.
WRITE TO RENEE
Speak your truth quietly and clearly