in the name
Shakespeare’s oft quoted saying — What’s in a name?
That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet; needs
to be revised on a priority basis. For today, it’s indeed all in a
name. Simple confusion over common names like Pooja and Puja or Kapoor
and Kapur are already things of the past.
The names in the mailing list of
computer-savvy kids are bad enough to leave you exasperated, says Saurabh
YOU have been scratching your pretty
little head with exhausted fingers thinking of ingenious way to expose
your child to "sex education". After all, you understand the
need, but the school he is studying in is not really excited about
introducing the course.
THREE IS COMPANY: Serene surroundings, friends and a favourite sport — A heady way to start the day.
forget me nots...
It can’t get funnier than
this. Rewind to the last decade, when you’d often find kids brooding
about their names, “What the hell made you name me Pappu/ Prince/
Pinky? Do you have the slightest idea how much these bullies ridicule me
at college?” And the poor parents would line up some unconvincing
excuses for having chosen these names for their kids. Fast forward to
2007, and whoa, the city’s younglings are proudly christening
themselves with unconventional, even funny names.
Be it for fun, creative
expression or pure challenge, both artists and art collectors are taking
to digital art like never before
The colour of the stripes changes at a click of the mouse. His
permutations and combinations with form and colour result in two
headless colourful zebras in happy surroundings. And after touching and retouching the painting on his computer screen, D.S Kapoor seems a happy man too, for his first painting of the series, called Inspiration, is born!
Inspiration by D.S. Kapoor
From Tamil newspapers to
dosa batter, name it & they have it
The minute you enter the store, you feel as if you have just taken a
flight to the South. On the shelves is everything a South Indian would
want. New Singla General and Provision Store — the name does not sound
Tamilian, or Malayali. The young man at the counter even counts in
Malayalam. Surprising, right?
In ghazal gayaki, Naval Mehta is a
name to watch out for
Each genre of music has its own aura and mood, thereby alluring the art
aficionados with its appeal. Promising Naval Mehta, an Indian classical
music addict, chose ghazal. This BA final year student at the Government
College for Men here, Naval is the proud winner of coveted top
national honour in light classical singing contest at the
inter-university finals in Chennai this year.
On your mark... get
Titles at Ram Gopal Varma’s factory are getting shorter. So after D,
the next shortest film from this camp is Go. Two lovers, Abhay (Gautam)
and Vasu (Nisha Kothari), run away from home, little realising that they
will soon bang into a bunch of colourful characters, including a rogue
cop, a mean killer, a crafty conman and a chief minister who kills his
Chandigarh is an education hub not only for students from the
neighbouring region, but also for those from far off places like Ladakh,
where I come from. It’s a pleasure to study here. I am grateful to the
city for providing education to a large number of students from our
state. Although, it’s not easy to settle in a new place, it’s been
quite comfortable for us here.
Ever since the Chhote
Nawab turned brand ambassador for pink, the colour is unstoppable!
The bubble’s been burst. Finally. And minus any crackling, fizzy,
funny sounds. Well, lest you mistake this bubble being the metaphor for
some myth getting shattered in the light of reality, lets make it
clear—our bubble here is a full-bloated tacky pink bubblegum’s
AS we threw Chuck’s ashes down the slope below the hotel at Mussoorie,
Dorothy shed tears for a loving father. He had guided her and she lived
up to his greatest expectations. He was a man with feet firmly planted
in the soil. Chuck was one fourth Cherokee. He passed on that earthiness
to his children. The grainy ashes flew around, whipped up into a cloud
by the wind.
Paresh is so full of life
Hungama, Hera Pheri, Phir Heri Pheri, Bhagambhag and, Malamaal Weekly
are just some of the feathers in his cap. Paresh Rawal, who has offered
a varied bouquet of bravura performances in these and many more Hindi
films, is the man being talked about.
Berry plans ahead
She has one baby on the way, but Halle Berry is already planning for
baby No.2. The Oscar-winning actor appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show
and told her host that she and partner Gabriel Aubry were going to try
for another baby soon after their first child made his or her appearance
into the world.
Commemorating 60 magnificent years of India’s Independence, Coca-Cola
India launched India Extraordinaire, 60 Years, 60 Luminaries — a
special edition of the Limca Book of Records. The first-of-its-kind book
catalogues the contribution of 60 Indians.
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