Fashion shows are getting innovative
by the day. Now, we have cars sharing the ramp with models!
seems we have not had enough
of style and trends. Friday night’s fashion show at Hotel MountView
proved it once again that when it comes to fashion shows one does not mind
the wind or the chill. What made the
fashion fiesta distinctive were the—models! No, we are not referring to
the usual human models walking down the ramp. This one had the latest
Maruti Zen Estilo models accompanying the models for the launch of
Provogue Spring Summer 2007 collection.
Topi Basr’s is a tale of pride
heard about the Galo tribe of Arunachal Pradesh when Jarjum Ete became the
chairperson of the Arunachal Pradesh Commission on Women. And after
meeting Topi Basr, who is teaching law in Delhi University, we realise
it’s time one took this tiny branch of Adi tribe seriously, rather than
scoffing it off as a patriarchal sub-tribe that practices child marriage
In a league of her own
26, simple & suave, Ashrafi is
one of the few women DJs in the country
comes across like any other
girl her age. Soft-spoken, a flawless visage, curly locks, very suave. But
her profession sets her apart — at 26, Ashrafi Oshidar is one of the few
women DJs in the country.
7 Commandments of success
‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective
People: restoring the character ethic’ by Stephen R. Covey talks about a
comprehensive programme based on developing an awareness of how
perceptions and assumptions hinder success in business as well as personal
failure — only man as
successful as Gurgaon-based ‘management guru’ Arjun Seth can say this
with philosophical authority that comes with the sweet taste of
Of modern b’day bashes
living in the US, I
acclimatised myself with the new breed of birthday parties. The parties
were outsourced to video arcades and pizza parlours, where kids were
entertained in a structured and routine manner. Games were preset, food
was typical and store-served, time period was fixed and everything worked
clock-wise upholding the final motto of the party– maximum fun with
minimum hassle (something that the overworked and maid-deprived American
parents really deserve).
Navratras time and starting
Monday special menu with out onion and pure vegetarian is being prepared.
Just drive down the city roads, through the hustle and bustle to enjoy the
good food specially made for the Navratras. Go
right ahead and try paneer and potato dishes prepared just for you without
onion and garlic. Savour the taste of aloo chaat and tikki. Or else order
the complete Navratra thali. In comparison to normal food prices, the
thalis go easy on the pocket.
Now, sugar-free potatoes
being health conscious or
diabetic has prevented you from relishing potatoes all these years, there
is good news for you. Farmers in Gujarat’s Deesa and other northern
districts have taken up cultivation of sugar-free variety of potatoes
through the CIPC (Chloro Iso Profile Phenomena Carbament) method.
J.R. Yadava’s works are fresh &
full of colour
closes his eyes and visualises
a colourful world. And when his visualisation reaches the canvass, it
tells an eloquent story, where form blends with colours to create a dreamy
situation. So each painting has a happy story with colour in abundance and
forms bordering on abstraction. Though J. R. Yadava categorically tells us
that everything comes from his imagination, one can see the roots of his
imagination in nature, which often takes the tinge of a fantasy with forms
appearing from nowhere and merging into nothingness, creating attractive
images in the process.
Cricket on Bollywood
Director Milan Luthria of Hattrick
fame, in conversation with Lifestyle
What made you choose this subject
particularly? I need to feel excited about a subject because only if I am
thrilled about something can I pass on the excitement to the audience. The
subject of ‘Hat-trick’ really interested me. So I decided to take it
up. How was it working with UTV Motion Pictures? It is always good to work
with new people who are full of ideas and spirit. UTV has been known to
create new benchmarks with each venture. I enjoyed working with producer
Day First Show
A winner all the way
by Ronnie Screwwala and
directed by Milan Luthria, Hattrick, set against the backdrop of the
Cricket World Cup, will stump the viewers with its ‘googly’ and
match-winning narrative at a time when the World Cup cricket fever is at
its peak. You get what you expect from this two-hour movie and return with
a smile, happy that your money has not gone waste. It is a film that will
do well at the box-office and appease fans of Nana Patekar and Paresh
the first time in Television
industry, three sisters born in Kolkatta contributing in different serials
and are already craze among the viewers. Reena Kapoor, Shalini Kapoor and
Malini Kapoor are carving a niche for them in serials on Sahara One.
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Small town, big problem
I am a 32 year-old-woman working
in a multinational. I just transferred from a big city to a small town.
Here I feel like a complete alien as I do not know anybody. I am becoming
an introvert. I feel rather unhappy and lonesome. How do I make my life
Spring a surprise!
Go Bananas Kids Club is
organising a two-week Spring Camp for children of all ages from Sunday.
According to Anu Vala, club director,
“This camp highlights various fun activities for little ones during
their spring break like dance, theatre, martial arts, yoga and creative
Dreams to live
Volunteers at YTTS are turning around
the destinies of children who long subsisted on the margins
too long ago, they were just
another bunch of children subsisting on the fringes of society, only to
vanish without a sign. But today they are the cherished members of an
ever-growing family started in 1980 when Vineet Khanna dreamed a dream.
His was a mighty mission — through the Youth Technical Training Society
(YTTS), he wanted to change the lives he touched.
smile: Children, studying at YTTS centres are turning around their lives by tasting the fruits of education.
the HUMBLE HELPERS...
Prakash, 17, was wasting his
life in the slums of Rajiv Colony, Sector 38 when YTTS picked him up in
one of its surveys. He was schooled and after eight years of study, he now
heads a special class of 38 slum children which runs out of Sector 38 West
Braving The odds
It’s not their physical disability
but people’s mindset that they find hard to cope with
like we live in a
‘disabled’ society, which has failed to deal with its handicap of
chronic discrimination and constant harassment to physically-challenged
people. While the latter have learnt to deal with their physical
limitations, they are yet to find a panacea for the insensitivity of the
able-bodied. “People forget that our disabled bodies have a normal mind
and we share exactly the same sentiments and feelings that a normal-bodied
individual would in a given situation. We are as bright as the others but
are always side-stepped when it comes to jobs, promotions or
responsibility. But, we haven’t given up.