The Sibling Act
COPYCATS, little ones,
cheater cocks or shorty, we call our siblings by many such names. And yet,
despite the teasing and the hidden rivalry, the sibling bond is one
beautiful irreplaceable bond. Hmm... perhaps that explains why we all grow
up with a dream to be like our siblings.
the greatest drink ever invented, they say. Benjamin Franklin called it a
proof of god’s loves and his way of keeping us happy. Some think it
could well substitute water. A few say there is nothing it can’t solve.
And a lot many just swear by their love for it. The brew in question is
beer. A true sign of ‘the real man’, a frothy taste that sends the
tongue rolling on a free-spirited experience — that’s how city’s
beer drinkers passionately describe ‘the men’s drink’.
First Day First Show
really need shourya (courage) to reinvent a Hollywood hit. Director
Samar Khan has plenty of it. He quietly lifts the story of A Few Good
Men, makes some changes and passes it off as a film with a
contemporary theme. Major Siddhant Chowdhury
(Rahul Bose) is a carefree officer defending Capt Javed Khan (Deepak
Dobriyal), accused of revolting against his senior and killing him during
an operation in Kashmir.
Doing away with misconceptions
Khuda Kay Liye
live in troubled times. If their modernity is reviled in their own country,
their religion evokes xenophobic tendencies in the rest of the world. That’s
the dilemma of liberal Muslims caught between fundamentalists and cynics after
9/11, which director Shoaib Mansoor of Khuda Kay Liye, the first
Pakistani film to be released commercially in India after 43 years, wanted to
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I am a 22-year-old girl
in love with a guy who is just not bothered. All my friends have been
advising me to forget about him since he does not care for me. However, I
think otherwise, I feel that love is not about possessing somebody. Don’t
we love God despite having never seen him? Then why can’t we love
someone without expecting something in return? He is my first love and I
can never forget him. It is not his fault, he did want to meet me but I
backed out. We’ve talked over the phone at times but have never spoken
to each other face to face. Tell me whether my friends are correct or am I
one of the models of Kingfisher calendar (2008), Sheetal Menon needs no
introduction. She is concentrating on her new passion — acting. She is
going all out to prove to Bollywood that models can act too in Nari Hira’s
film Brahm. In conversation with Life Style.
Reflection of Style
No longer just a tool for the vain, the humble mirror has indeed come a long way
WHAT’S adding shine and sparkle to your home décor? Well, it’s none but the shiny snazzy mirror. The modest accompaniment of your dressing table has emerged as the stunning accessory for your interiors! Perfect for any room, this truly beautiful piece of glass is the perfect accessory for your bar, lounge or just about any space. We cue you to the range of designer mirrors available around town.
The Artist’s Space
A new platform to exhibit colours of the country
THE city’s artscape is definitely getting bigger and brighter. After the spate of mushrooming small galleries at people’s homes and basements, we now have one more, (quite professional at that too, with proper lighting and compartmentalisation of space) right at the top of the BMW showroom in Industrial Area-I. Curators Pooja Passi and Rajiv Tipnis rightfully call the gallery
Music, Masti & a Mission
WHILE you sat glued to your TV, smiling, laughing and crying with the contestants of Sa Re Ga Ma, Indian Idol or
VOI, ‘they’ didn’t just join you. Rather, ‘they’ wanted to grab that mike and share telly space with your fave contestant. So when Big 92.7 FM knocked at their radios, announcing the Sing with Sonu contest, these excited bunch of city singers leapt at the chance.
Photo by Manoj Mahajan
CLEAN-SHAVEN, denim-clad, minus gold rings, he doesn’t really look like a Punjabi singer. But Sufi singer Lakhwinder Wadali is very desi at heart. He talks in a very American accent, (peppered with a lil’ bit of Punjabi) no doubt, but Wadali has his roots firmly tugging at his heartstrings, “I’m a true blue Punjabi and very proud to belong to the Patiala musical
Straight street talk
CHANDIGARH street kids are
getting sharper. They are getting good at verbal harangue. Somehow, I try
to see the spirit that lurks behind the banter and the mean talk. After
all, it takes grit to attack the windshield with a dirty rag in
mid-traffic or follow adults who are making strange ‘shoo-away’ sounds
while walking away from outstretched hands.