As so many working wives are tying the knot with flashy
corporate lifestyle, the husbands are parting ways with the feeling of
security. If it was ‘more-than-my-income’ syndrome that was often
forcing them to act like emotional misers till now, all those late night
corporate parties, necessitating the presence of their spouses, are
leaving them ‘all the more bothered and discouraged’.
time of the year may not be propitious for you to religiously indulge in
shopping, but it sure is profitable!
With the commencement of shradhs, not just the car dealers,
even the lingerie and jewellery stores in the city have come up with
special attractions. You may not know it, but the inside story is that
the lingerie stores have launched limited-period scheme. Avail
it and you get money-off, along with scratch coupons, promising up to
100 per cent discount on your subsequent purchases. This is not all. Go
to the arcades garlanded with marigolds and other chuckling flowers
commemorating the otherwise festive season.
With the approaching wedding season around the corner,
Tanishq has joined the celebrations bandwagon and ensures you actually
grab some glittering gold and more. On Saturday, the jewellery store
announced a special pre-booking offer, valid from October 1 to October
15. In this scheme, customers can pay 25 per cent advance and block gold
rates. With the ever-rising price of gold, this will be an advantage, if
the price increases during Navratras.
|As you sow, so shall you reap... Summer is on its way
out and it’s time to pay attention to the green patch. Plan, plant and
the narrow lanes cutting through the sectors and you will come across
palatial houses and bungalows with impressive backyards converted into
plant-sale outlets, offering almost everything you need to deck up your
garden — right from cobbled mountain stones for landscaping to
flowers, evergreens and potted shrubbery.
Plant nurseries are growing in city's residential areas like never before
Hey garden lovers, here is the time of the year you’ve
been waiting for. The seed-sowing season is in. September to October is
the right time to sow the winter annuals and the city nurseries are all
geared up with a large variety of flowers.
Do you stare at your garden and feel sad that it’s not
shaping up as you wanted it to? Maybe your prized possession needs a
makeover. The need of the hour is not additional trips to the nursery,
but some creativity.
Does flipping through interior magazines featuring well-manicured
gardens make you wish for a green home, but staying in a flat with a
not-so-big balcony comes in your way? Well, fret not, for you can make
your dream of a green home come true by adorning your home with potted
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Gaddar: A twister well captured
Pulp fiction can also be turned into
pulsating cinema. Director Sriram Raghavan of Johnny Gaddar proves it.
He restricts his vocabulary of filmmaking to one word — twists and
turns — and converts a predictable tale of five criminals into a slick
entertainer. There is nothing new in the story. A motley group of five
gangsters, Seshadhri (Dharmendra), Prakash (Vinay Pathak), Shardul
(Zakir Hussain), Daya (Shiva) and Vikram (Neil Nitin Mukesh), have to
clinch a shady deal in four days to become stinking rich.
Reality shows are here to stay, for good or bad. And then
they never fail to surprise us, be it for sobbing tales, emotional
melodrama, staged walkouts by the judges or love blooming between
contestants. The latest in the surprise package is celeb guests, star
contestants and the participants’ visit, well not to orphanages and
old- age homes, but to the Parliament House.
Robert DeNiro’s line ‘Are you talkin’ to Me?’ in Taxi Driver has
topped a new list of one-liners compiled by Brigham’s Ice Cream Co.
The famous line was followed by ‘Go ahead. Make my day’ from Dirty
Harry and ‘Here’s lookin’ at you, kid,’ from Casablanca at
second and third spots respectively, according to the survey.
I am an 18-year-old girl
ready to finish college and move on to university. I have managed a
scholarship in a good university in England. My mother does not want me
to go. She says I should first get married. I feel my mother is jealous
as she was never allowed to have her way neither in her parents home nor
in her in-laws house. I feel she is taking it all out on me. How should
I deal with the situation?
on high beam
The Tribune reported that Chandigarh Traffic Police has
launched a week-long drive to check violation of driving vehicles on
full beams. Checkpoints would be set up across the city in the evenings
to catch high beam offenders.
Part of our lives not
very long ago, these are now found only on the collector’s list
Memories of yesteryears
‘Wanted young girls with good typing speed for the front
office’, reads an advertisement in a local newspaper’s weekly
‘situations vacant’ column. Did it say typing? Yes, it very much
did. The ad was posted just a few weeks ago.
A health film aims to dispel all myths
& fears shrouding blood donation
It’s called Red. It revolves
around a girl called Guddu, who meets with an accident and how society
saves her life. Shot in the city, what makes this edutainment lesson of
donating blood different, is that the 30-minute health film is sans
celebrity endorsements and interviews of blood bank officials. It’s
about you and me. And, it targets the fears and inhibitions that an
individual has about blood donation.
A new medical study has
found that there is no difference in the risk of developing breast
cancer between wine, beer or spirits, since it is the consumption of
alcohol itself and the quantity that triggers the cancer.
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