Entering the world of art, literature or fashion in the city is
easier than you thought. It is staying there that is tough, but
then, who cares?
Scene 1: He is twenty something. From school, you remember him
as the backbencher who never got more than a C + in his exams. At
times you even helped him with his spellings. Today, he is the
author of five books.
Scene 2: She was not even allowed to sit for the audition for
the college’s music choir or sing while playing antakshari.
Today, she has recorded four audio and three video albums.
minute Hall of Fame
Purva Grover Switch on the TV & explore your chances to be
time I sit in front of the idiot box for my daily dose of
entertainment, I find myself lost, baffled and wondering. Nope, I
have not started watching the K soaps. Instead, I find myself
caught in the web of channels creating or rather churning out
celebrities each month, each week and sometimes even each episode.
that office stress
We splash a few stress-busters for those inflicted with sticky
situations at office
Monday mornings? Inability
to wake up or lack of rest over the weekend is your excuse? Look
deep within. Are you sure these are the actual reasons for your
shirking office? Or is it something or someone, who bothers you to
the extent that you are secretly conspiring to kill him?
story of a bud & two leaves
The tea planters from city who
served in the Wild East for long years, bring back a slice of Assam to
tick-tock of an old pendulum clock, a 1930-model from Anglo-Swiss Watch
Co, reminds them of the great time they had in tea gardens in Assam. The
awe-inspiring chang-bungalows with acres of green area for a garden, is
a thing of the past. So are the bevy of servants and the lush green
(L-R) Malkit Singh, Shiv Singh, Brahm Prakash,
Viren Tanwar and Madan Lal
The city artscape gets hotter as
five veteran artists come together to showcase their creations Parbina
an invitation from Creativity Connect Foundation reached us, for an
exhibition of five contemporary artists of the city, we knew things
could not get hotter than this. The list of artists read — Shiv Singh,
Malkit Singh, Brahm Prakash, Viren Tanwar and Madan Lal. An exhibition
like this happens only once in a blue moon.
Men in Blue may have bowled
Pakistanis out in the twenty-twenty world cup match Friday night,
but it’s not easy to beat them when it comes to suits. The
timeless charm of the intricate work, the crisp yet supple fabric,
and the soft hues, all make Pakistani suits a definite must-have
in your wardrobe.On display at Aroma-22 is Pakistani collection by
designer Preeti Singal. Says the designer-cum-exhibition organiser,
“The collection bears the stamp of a stylist born, brought up
and fashion-trained across the border.
Rohitashv Gour now hopes to play meaningful roles in tinsel town
could miss him for his simple and ordinary looks, but not for his
skills as an actor. A theatre artiste to the core, Rohitashv Gour
has caught everybody’s attention with his myriad performances on
stage, in films, tele-soaps and commercials. And, behind his
versatility is the rock-solid grooming at the National School of
Drama (NSD).He began his career in theatre and worked with
artistes like Seema Biswas, Shubha Khote and Viju Khote.
true to its class, has some very posh hair saloons. You are
supposed to go into them feeling like a moth and emerge like a
butterfly. However, my recent experience in one of these – made
me feel like a specimen in a biology lab – being tested for
classification and labelling.I had gone for a simple haircut and
immediately felt apologetic that it was the only thing I required.
When asked if I wanted colouring, highlighting, blow-drying and
setting and such other apparently choicest services – my almost
rueful answer in negative nearly brought out a frown on the
girl’s forehead. I started out feeling like a ‘less’ person
before even I could sit down on the plush sofa.