ICL: In a league of its
The ICL take-off was
fairly successful but it is still too early to predict its players’
prospects. At the end of the day, however, several unknown players got a
platform to prove their mettle, says Gopal
Indian Cricket League (ICL) deserves credit for at least giving the lie
to the notion that there is dearth of cricket talent in the country. The
17-day extravaganza that concluded at Tau Devi Lal Stadium at Panchkula
on December 16 brought centrestage a host of talented youngsters, who
otherwise were facing obscurity.
Tandon says the ICL tournament, which had the ingredients
of a riveting TV soap, managed to grab eyeballs of cricket
Entertainment head Subhash Chandra has just pulled off his best
act. Given the media baron’s fetish for novelty, the Indian
Cricket League (ICL) inaugural in Panchkula may not have come as
much of a surprise. But then it did, with the event shaping up
as "more than just a game". It was in fact Zee’s
finest soap to date, its very first episode starring Kareena
A number of TV stars
treat Orkut as a channel to interact with their fans and get a
frank feedback, says Srabanti Chakrabarti
decades celebrities have made themselves more and more
unapproachable in order to climb the popularity charts. The
logic being — the less people see you, the more curious they
become to know about you. In fact, production houses have been
using this to their advantage by bringing the normally hidden
stars in the forefront just before the release of a film.
back with a bang
Tea has always been the
favourite drink in corner street shops. But it slipped from its
position among the hot and stylish joints in recent times. Now
it is reinventing itself, finds Anju
you a stickler for a good cup of tea, rich in aroma and taste?
Do you believe that a good cup of tea kickstarts your morning?
Be happy then, for tea has arrived back on the scene with tea
boutiques and tea parlours catching people’s fancy in a way
that has never happened before. Tea is back in its new avatar in
a reinvented form and has come a full circle.