love of adventure
Jumping off a 20-ft-high cliff,
skirting dangerous rapids, they do it all with aplomb. Smriti
Sharma returns from the star-studded ‘High on Life’ rally
Our adrenaline started pumping the moment we got an invite to take part in
the Nautica Navigators-High on Life Rally. But the actual journey turned
out to be a real test for the adventurous soul — for it required a lot
of wit, energy and presence of mind to go through the entire rally which
started on April 28.
White-water rafting on the Tons river is an exhilarating experience.
I know what
This summer break, children are heading for an adventure-packed trip,
writes Swati Sharma
Tied in ropes, children sporting helmets are geared up to try
everything, right from rappelling to rafting. Busy erecting tents for a
nap or cooking a meal they are enjoying every bit of it. “I have been
taking kids out for summer camps for the past six years and each year the
response keeps getting better,” says Vipul Negi of Negi Corporation.
“We have already enrolled in 250 kids for this season.” Vipul takes
the kids to a site ahead of Shimla towards Mashobra where they take part
in activities like rock climbing, rappelling and survival of the fittest.
I am a 32-year-old woman with a successful career. I have been married for
the past seven years and we have a daughter. I have just discovered that
my husband has been having an affair with his secretary for the past five
years. It was difficult for me to believe as I felt she was no
competition, but now that I am convinced of his infidelity, my self-esteem
has suffered a huge blow. How am I supposed to deal with this situation?
First Day, First Show
Fact blends with fiction
Yaatra, directed by Goutam Ghose of Dakhal
Paar, Padma Nadir Majri, Patang, Gudiya, Dekha
and Aabar Aranye fame, is a superb film. The storyline, screenplay,
direction and performance—all contribute to the film’s success. It has
some exquisite photography and costumes, creates a beautiful ambience with
Khayyam’s musical compositions complementing the mood.
- Spidey & Co dazzle
From friends in the campus to NRIs in Canada, city’s gen-next is now
bonding via online communities, writes Purva
It was after a lot of persuasion by a friend that I decided to
become a member of the ever-increasing Orkut community. Her logic was
simple; if you are a part of the computer savvy age, then it is the
‘in-thing’ to have your profile loaded on the site. The community with
its motive of creating a closer and intimate network of friends soon
caught my fancy too. And, here I was exchanging scraps with lost buddies
(whom, I didn’t quite remember) in my school’s community, and there my
ex-batchmates were getting excited over creating an exclusive community
for our batch. Now, I didn’t quite really understand the excitement, but
well for old times sakes I joined in.
VIBGYOR: A colour palette created by artificial rays on a 148-feet long wall fascinates this young boy.
Gizavo and Mirandon’s music is a fusion of varied genres
The Alliance Française de Chandigarh in collaboration with the French
Embassy in India and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is
organising a world music concert by Régis Gizavo and David Mirandon. The
duo will be performing at Baba Makhan Shah Lobana Auditorium, Sector 30 on
Now that the heat is
scorching our eyeballs, a lot of us have turned to melons. The markets are
full of melons, in many new shades. The good old, green tarbuj is
outdated by a bevy of new-fangled melons. Three years ago, I used to buy tarbuj
from the street-side vendors. Now, air-conditioned vegetable and fruit
shops have gleaming, exotic looking melons marking the beginning of a new
kind of summer in India.
Dazzle-bugs get ready for a roll in the dust. No stardust here for this is
the tart pill or rather the bitter-glitter of glamour. As the business of
‘beauty’ booms in every corner of the country and the number of
wannabes swell, showbiz cuts across muddled lines of region and politics
to stop right at the doorstep of the prettiest face and the fittest body,
irrespective of how small the town is. Does it? Sometimes it does but then
why is the glamour industry not teeming with our pretty faces from the
Tale of the
If the civic authorities have
their way, certain sounds may soon not be heard at the city’s Sukhna
Lake. No, it’s not the quack-quack or the twitter of the feathered
flocks that could become a thing of the past. It’s the bow-bows that may
cease. This has naturally rent the air with noises from other quarters.
Strollers from different walks of life, who’re also proud owners of
canines, have raised a chorus of protest over an MC proposal to ban pets
at the lake.
Connected to panache, the
city youth is dialing up fashion with mobile accessories like never
before. And, it’s not just belt clips and holsters they are going in
for; they are now ringing in a new trend by picking up flashy keypads and
anti-radiation security screens.
A soup a
day keeps fat away
Wondering how to stop all that calorie rich food from going down your
throat at mealtimes? Well, the answer is simple start eating low-calorie
soup. A study shows that people who eat low-calorie soup before a meal
tend to reduce their total calorie intake at lunch by 20 per cent.