When Orkut Strikes
They fell in love byte-by-byte & clicked. We logged on to find out more about them. Read on...
Purva Grover
Forget spending huge bucks on red roses, fixing your hair for a date, blowing kisses or giving tight hugs, love in today’s technology-driven world has come to acquire a different meaning altogether. Social network sites, fancy profiles, web cams, emoticons, chat rooms, e-mails and more, Gen-Y is falling in, and out of love, at the mouse’s click. These are the times of cyber love, where SNS are playing Cupid.

When Dan met Puri
Saadi kudi Nandita Puri ties the knot with the charming Dan Dhanoa
Parbina Rashid
Who says love at first sight is a myth? Or how do you explain our homegrown actor Nandita Puri and ‘once upon a bad guy’ Dan Dhanoa’s short and whirlpool love story which just culminated in marriage? We catch the couple on their wedding reception to know how it all started. After all, there is nothing more interesting than a love story that has all the masala — boy meets girl, falls in love and live happily ever after!

Exhibition sans
Parbina Rashid
Bollywood’s success mantra of the year — multi-star cast — seems to have made an impact on our art curators too. The year saw a lot of group shows in the local art galleries, with Punjab Kalakar Utsav organised by Creativity Connect Foundation taking the cake. The foundation brought together works of 34 artists from the city — of both established and upcoming ones. The number definitely impressed us, but what did not was the totally deserted look of the gallery with a lone figure I.S. Oddaru, a participant among the 34, to give us company at the empty-looking Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16.

— Photo by Manoj Mahajan
— Photo by Manoj Mahajan

Artist, young at heart
After 50 years of clicking people and places, 73-year-young shutterbug Satya Pal Handa is all set to showcase his works at Government Museum and Art Gallery. “I have done commercial photography all my life, but the 55 pictures I am planning to exhibit are artistic shots of people’s lifestyles,” he says.

Paris no different from parents
Paris Hilton’s parents once snorted cocaine off a floor with ‘Village People’ cowboy Randy Jones. Jones claims that he shared a table with Paris’ parents Rick and Kathy Hilton at New York’s Studio 54 club in 1977. “There was one rock of cocaine left, and it rolled off the table.

First Day First Show
All smoke, but no fire
Rajiv Kaplish
Director Sudhir Mishra says his new movie Khoya Khoya Chand is a tribute to the movies of the 50s and the 60s. We have to correct him. It is reminiscence stuff dished out by a man lost in thoughts. So busy is he in his recollections of an era gone by that he unabashedly steals scenes from Guru Dutt’s Kagaz Ke Phool and yet has the temerity to describe the classic as an indulgent film that wallows in despair.

Little Interview
Man of many talents
He debuted on the small screen with Koshish … Ek Asha, in which he played the character of a mentally retarted boy. Then you saw him playing the love interest of the troubled babe Pammi in Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand and then as a young man in love with a woman more than his age in the path-breaking Astitva.            Varun Badola
Varun Badola

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