Not just a coffee break
Wind up the hilly roads to unwind yourself, or take off in a plane for landing yourself into delight this Dussehra vacations coz you need a break — Team Life Style tells you why
For several months now you have been scratching your tired little head with exhausted fingers, thinking of winding up your work at the office or college for unwinding yourself on the windy road meandering its way through the chuckling mountains during vacations.But,
the task of locking up the cabin and leaving behind the workplace
unattended, or pals in the neighbourhood all alone for several
days, seems uphill. After all, you are too much into it. Otherwise
also, some of you may not admit it, but the thought of scaling new
heights of social success seldom leaves you in peace. In any case,
there is so much to do in so little time.
- Bon Voyage
- Discover Delight
- Lil’ time, Big fun
- Tension Free
Photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Tips for Trips
It’s a poetic
exploration of social issues at the Indo-Pak mushaira at Panjab
happens when as many as 14
eminent poets from Pakistan descend at one place? Everything goes for a
six! For, there are markets to explore, a book fair to be visited and
tourist spots to be seen. And that too, besides having to participate in
a ru-ba-ru, a formal lunch with the vice chancellor, and prepare for the
big event in the evening — a mushaira under the banner of Poetry
Festival of both the Punjabs. Too many events in single day! So we
waiting journos could not even complain as we were tossed between the
Department of Punjabi (the host) and the University Guest House, to
snatch a few words from the departing poets and to catch a glimpse of
Photo by Pradeep Tewari
Vinod Mehta’s new
landscape series is fresh & eye-catching
Mehta has always been
generous with colour. So we had a preconceived notion as what to expect
when we entered the Government Museum and Art Gallery-10 where his
latest works are on display. And this city-based freelance artist did
not disappoint us. His canvases are as colourful as ever, even his
technique has not changed much, for he still does not believe in using
Photo by Pradeep Tewari
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the time to disco
you been grooving to the latest hit Dard-e-Disco from Om Shanti Om?
And if you think you have got your moves right, then get ready for the
live auditions this Wednesday at Fun Republic-Manimjara.CNN-IBN and IBN
7 are organising a talent hunt, Dard-e-Disco Dance Challenge that
invites all dance buffs to swing to this hit number. It’s your chance
to not just shake your leg but feature in a dance show with the
flick’s trio — Farah Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. The
five most talented finalists will get a chance to get choreography
lessons from Farah.
Day First Show
Warning: Don’t go near
yells director Manish Srivastav. Newcomer Gautam Gupta and Nisha Kothari
have a better idea. They run. Away from their hysterical parents who are
opposed to their “dangerous alliance”. Leaving their raving and
ranting elders, the star crossed lovers run into a chief minister, Ravi
Kale’s PA, who is also on the run. The reason: He knows his boss got
his deputy killed and is being hounded by the ruthless politician’s
FILM & FASHION
Cate’s mad about Ford
Cate Blanchett admits that she has a crush on Harrison Ford since
her teenage years. Blanchett has been cast alongside the actor in the
new Indiana Jones film The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The 38-year-old
actor asserts that till date she finds the 65-year-old star attractive.
“I was completely in love with Harrison Ford and I still am. He’s a
hottie and he’s definitely stood the test of time,”’ Blanchett
said. The film is scheduled to be released worldwide in May next year.
Pamela seeks marriage
Off the beaten track
The scorching sun is backing off and holidays are right here. There’s
one for everyone. Read on & take your pick!
you are giving Europe a cold shoulder because of hard wintry conditions,
try feeling the warmth of togetherness during the vacations at off-beat
destinations.You can go to Kotakinabalu in Malaysia. Or else, you can
savour breathtaking sites along with noodles at Gulin in China.
“Morocco, Tahiti and even Bali, is also on the travel agenda of the
city residents,” says Sumant Kapoor of Khanna Enterprises-17. “You
see, so many of them have already seen most of Europe and other tourist
Indulge in absolute
leisure, adventure, luxury & gluttony...
been slogging hard, stuck
badly in a sort of all work, no play grind. Not to mention the endless
times you’ve reminded yourself that you needed a break. And now, with
the festive season and Dussehra break parked right at the take-off
stage, could there be a better time for planning a holiday and charting
out travel plans? In case you’ve already begun your ‘holiday’
homework and are looking for some idea on what to expect in terms of
sightseeing and stay, here’s some help.
Photo by Pradeep Tewari
I want to break free
Big holiday plans seem impossible?
Worry not, head to nearby places for an instant pep up
Vacations are here! Ten days of
unadulterated fun. Not excited? You think the days are way too less to
pack up and leave for a favourite destination. And what about the Puja,
Dussehra and Diwali preparations? Naah, vacation at this time is out of
the window. Not really though. This is the right time to visit nearby
places that don’t figure in your to-go list during summer vacations.
Here are a few places that will revitalise you ASAP.
your home secure?
|Archana K. Sudheer
the trip you have been waiting for. A few days away from the hustle and
bustle of the city. But will your getaway really be tension-free? Or
will you be constantly worried about the security of your home? Cheer up.
All you have to do is to get yourself a watchdog — a complete home
security system. Commonly known as the burglar alarm system (BAS), this
technology provides complete security.