Sometimes LOVE just isn’t enough

Saurabh Malik
Wedded to the pleasures of a comfortable existence that comes with “infinite” wealth, Mehak Shergill was apparently happy in her palatial Zirakpur bungalow with her “rich” hubby and two children. So, when the twenty-something suggested tying the knot with single life once again after eight long years of “marital bliss”, it left everyone shocked.

Keep it fresh

Suniel, hockey, fitness & humour...
Akash Ghai
He shot to fame in the 90’s with his brand of action. Seventeen years into the profession, Suniel Shetty has tasted success in many avtaars – from attempting to dance in Mohra, to playing an obssesive lover in Dhadkan, to tickling the funny bone in Phir Hera Pheri, to donning the role of a villian in Main Hoon Na, to motivating all to take the fitness route on a reality show…

Lights, action, camera…there is a lot more to Suniel Shetty, the IHF brand ambassador — Photo by Manoj Mahajan

Lights, action, camera…there is a lot more to Suniel Shetty, the IHF brand ambassador

Linearly CHIC
Staying true to the Corbusier culture, clean lines and minimalism are the two elements our furniture designers are focussing on, says Gayatri Rajwade
Flamboyant arcs, cambers and curls are out giving way to the classy, no-frills expression. No hairdo mantra for the summer this, but a changing trend in furniture no less. But why all the fuss about furniture one may ask? “Because these are not just inanimate objects.

— Photo by Malkiat Singh

— Photo by Malkiat Singh

Get fresh
Saurabh Malik
Adding the ingredient of grandeur to the celebrations, so many ‘senior students’ and institutes are offering on a platter opulent pleasure to the freshers by organising ‘welcome bashes’ in hi-end fast food joints, even discotheques and farmhouses on the city’s outskirts. The recipe is perfect: Take the youngsters, pool some hard-saved dough and drive down to the joints for just the right kind of dance and dinner bash.

— A Tribune photograph

Points to ponder...
Purva Grover
Take out time for your spouse, socialise with colleagues, meet deadlines and targets, attend your child’s annual day, call the plumber … With so much to be done in a single day, we tend to overlook things that are basic, easy and necessary. Is it that we have become too busy or simply indifferent?

First Day First Show
Marigold wilts before it blossoms
Rajiv Kaplish
It’s an international debut Salman Khan would regret. It is a movie we would like to forget. Who can remember a film that has a pathetic script, indifferent acting and soulless music? Only a desperate actor can be part of a cinematic calamity called Marigold and call it a ‘truly international experience’.

When death becomes a farce
Death is a tragedy. In Rahul Rawail’s hands, it becomes a farce. ‘You will die laughing’, is the constant refrain of the corpse of Anupam Kher whenever it comes alive in Buddha Mar Gaya. We may not die laughing, but we will certainly die crying over the demise of the talent of a filmmaker.

Silk Route
Mrignayanee — the annual exhibition from the artisans of Madhya Pradesh is back at Panchayat Bhawan–18. With 20 participants, on offer are handlooms and handicrafts from the state. The trademark chanderi rules the roost. “It takes anywhere between 15 days to three months to handcraft a sari,” says Baboo Makhtar, an artisan for 36 years.
— Photo by Pradeep Tewari

— Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Aniston’s back
Jennifer Aniston is getting is back at work after breaking up with model Paul Sculfor, and is reportedly in talks to star in a major film project. According to People, the 38-year-old actress is in final talks to sign on for He’s Just Not That Into You. The comedy will be Aniston’s first film since ‘The Break-Up’ in 2005. The actress will play a woman whose long-time boyfriend won’t commit to getting married.

Jennifer Aniston

Matka Chowk
Online city tour
Sreedhara Bhasin
Now that many of us are affirmed Googlers – I thought it would be interesting to do some Googling on Chandigarh itself and see what has transpired since sixty years of Independence. The first site that came up was the official website of the Chandigarh Administration —

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