My Best Friend’s Wedding
The bridesmaid is at the centre of the Great Indian Wedding playing second fiddle to only the bride. Simran Dhatt does a style check for the bridesmaid
hey are the heart and soul of every Indian wedding… helping the bride get ready, hiding the brother-in-law’s shoes, decorating the wedding car, just being there. While the bride blushes away to glory, smiling demurely for the cameras and the seemingly endless queue of relatives wanting to be on stage, the bridesmaid holds stage. She could be a sister or a friend and definitely your knight in shining armour – for the day at least! “The bridesmaid plays a friendly supervisory role. She helps the bride prepare for the big day, planning the wedding dress, shoes, hairstyle and makeup.

Flavours of Stucee
Students may come and go, but the Student’s Centre continues to be the most happening destination for Gen X and those on a budget. Smriti Sharma soaks in the atmosphere
ome people eat to live and some live to eat—whoever coined this phrase must be a food lover himself. In any case it’s the grub that matters. When it comes to delicacies, of course our city can boast of eateries ranging from European to American, apart from a whole lot of Indian restaurants that promise to slake even the growling tummies.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Students make the most of the sun and the food. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Students make the most of the sun and the food

‘I’m working on my batting’
Chandigarh’s beautiful but it’ll be a while before I move in, Bhajji tells Akash Ghai
handigarh is a beautiful city but I don’t plan to move into my new house right away. I purchased the property because God gave me an opportunity,” says star cricketer Harbhajan Singh, the city’s newest high profile citizen. In an informal tęte-ŕ-tęte, Harbhajan, who stopped over at Singh Shaheedan Gurdwara at Sohana to pay his obeisance after the India-West Indies one-day series’ win, says he is happy and satisfied with the team’s recent performance. “The victory has boosted the team’s morale. We were excellent in all departments of the game. It was long due. The players have to keep the momentum in the coming challenges,” he says.

Harbhajan offering prayers at Singh Shaheedan Gurdwara, Sohana. — Photo by Vicky Gharu

Harbhajan offering prayers at Singh Shaheedan Gurdwara, Sohana

Winter Birds
Sreedhara Bhasin
ike the winter birds, Chandiagrh gets a lot of winter visitors from abroad. More and more global citizens are now spending long periods of time in Chandigarh. I meet a number of people here who actually live in two continents. They escape freezing weather in the west and settle down to a comparably nicer Chandigarh winter – enjoying sarson da saag and paneer pakoras.

Baraat with a difference
riends stand by you through thick and thin. Then again, one has to be lucky enough to have real friends. But for Pulkit Datta, he couldn’t have been luckier than this. For his wedding that took place on January 28, sixteen ‘Swede’ (that’s how he call them) friends came to join him, all the way from Sweden. When this former student of Punjab Engineering College working in Sweden did had invited his friends for his D-day, he did not expect that all of them will turn up to witness the Indian wedding.

THE FAN CLUB: The group from Sweden who are in town to attend Pulkit Datta’s wedding is fascinated by the rituals and ceremonies that surround the Indian wedding. — Photo by Vinay Malik 
The group from Sweden who are in town to attend Pulkit Datta’s wedding is fascinated by the rituals and ceremonies that surround the Indian wedding

Anchoring music
Smriti Sharma
he promos of the vintage show (if can take the liberty of calling it so!) Antakshri-the great challenge, are already doing the rounds of the TV channels. Veteran Annu Kapoor is all set to come out of his isolate, once again to sing songs coercing others to hum the zesty notes on the show and finally Juhi Parmar of Kumkum got the coveted (yes it is!) opportunity to co-host the show with Kapoor. 

Earthy and real
hen a film is set at a traffic signal and the lead protagonists are beggars, prostitutes and slum dwellers, you cannot expect chiffons and caviar but only hard-hitting and realistic. We are talking about Madhur Bhandarkar’s new movie Traffic Signal, which opened on Friday at Nirman, Chandigarh and Fun Republic Manimajra. The film is the third film made in backdrop of Mumbai by Madhur Bhandarkar after Chandni Bar and Page 3.

The F-factor
riday night saw people of Mohali come out for a Fashion Show at probably the only club in this better-known cousin of the city beautiful, The Mohali Club. Titled the ‘F Factor’ the show started with some scintillating dance performances by a Chandigarh based dance troupe. 

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