Light sparkling eyes
smiling vivaciously, complimenting the broad smile playing on her dainty
lips, and an impressive necklace of beads highlighting the halter-neck
kameez — strikingly beautiful and spirited Rucha Gujarati looks so
very different from the role she plays on the small screen. One look at
her and its hard to imagine the 20-something is actually playing a
bhabi’s role in a Star Plus afternoon soap. After all, Rucha is young,
gorgeous and full of life. Bhabi, we all know, is middle-aged and
homely. Ask her and the twinkling star says she is absolutely comfortable playing the role that marked the beginning of a new episode in her life. “I am a versatile actor and the role only gives me an opportunity to display it,” she says.
Young & beautiful Rucha Gujarati
is comfy in a bhabi’s role. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari
Sapru is the second Indian representative of the Photographic
Society of America.
Life has come to a full circle for Subhash Sapru. It was in 1968 when
his brother Brij Mohan Sapru gifted him a Click 3 camera to keep the
then13-year-old Sapru busy. It initiated him into the world of
photography and now almost four decades later Sapru gets another one
from him, an expensive Nikon D80 and this time to mark his success.
longer child’s play
City youngsters are playing a different sport with hi-tech video games,
Fooling around with hi-tech video games may not be a
child’s play for you! But for the youngsters it’s fun unlimited. As city kiddos combine an almost limitless arsenal of special moves
and power-ups to unleash lethal energy on the screens, you realise that
the stuff — too complicated for you even now — is just a walkover
How good are sun-block lippers?
Cashing in unfairly on the craze for fair looks, multinational
cosmetic giants are exposing city youngsters to the onslaught of
products that promise complete protection from the sun’s ultra violet
New partners in
It would be foolish to expect anything serious from a film’s music
if David Dhawan happens to be its director and his two favourites Salman
Khan and Govinda, the lead actors. Partner is a film that
promises Dhawan’s trademark kitsch, slapstick and wit, all rolled
together in an enjoyable comedy.
Of fitness and fate
Six decades and three is no big deal. I still look presentable, eat
well and do my back exercises and phoonkars every morning. The phoonkars,
gratis Swami Ramdev, have kept cold and cough at bay for the past two
years. It is either that the over 200 rhinoviruses are exhausted by this
age or the good Swami’s breathing exercises are effective for heart,
lungs and the upper respiratory tract.
Meet Salil Bhatt, the man behind the Satvik Veena
His quest for perfection always ends with Yeh dil maange more. For
celebrated young Satvik Veena maestro Salil Bhatt, music is a living
phenomenon with an attribute of growth towards a finality, which is
never achieved because of its innate incessant dynamism. No wonder, the
vibrant virtuoso insists that every musical tradition should be enriched
from other resources to compete with the latest emerging musical trends
in the world.
What is making the picturesque city ugly? Rash driving, negligence of
the common man and the callous attitude of the concerned authorities.
The above factors are responsible for the rise in the number of
accidents, and it is high time that the drivers of cars, scooters,
buses, auto-rickshaws and bikes are educated on road safety.
You may be flaunting that Louis Vuitton umbrella or a Gucci bag for
perking up your snob quotient. However, an occasional easy-on-the-pocket
spree doesn’t really hurt. Especially so, when the stuff on display
has it all— weather-friendly fabrics, exciting prints and of course,
an army of vibrant colours! Well, the Krishna Paramparik Kala va Hathkar
Udyog’s Rajasthani exhibition at Panchayat Bhawan-18, promises all
this and more.
back with Olivier
Rumours that Kylie Minogue is rekindling her romance with her
ex-boyfriend Olivier Martinez have been fuelled further after the couple
was spotted dining in Paris. The pair ended their four-year romance in February, after Martinez
cheated on Kylie with actress Michelle Rodriguez and Israeli model Sarai