CHANDIGARH INDEX


Nightmare Captured!
Why do we all look our worst during that 1/10th of a second? Getting the perfect passport size picture sure is rocket science. Some horror stories revealed...
When you look like your passport photo, itís time to go home
ó Erma Bombeck
YOUR hair is done to perfection, the shirt crisply ironed. A few tension marks on the forehead. A stranger forcing a plastic smile out of you. A click. And bingo youíve added another disastrous shot to your record. The smile is fake, eyes shut, complexion weird, shoulders sagging, middle hair parting or flat hair, and the close-up is oh-too-close.

Hot property
The blazing sun is doing what the cops couldnít all these years. City femmes take to helmets in a big way
The law makes it mandatory for womenfolk on the fast track of life to wear helmets while riding their way to autonomy, and independence. But enthusiastic attempts by the cops to drive home the message have always been met by an equally hostile reaction. Some of you may not remember it, but the last time the men-in-white tried to enforce the law, so many women knight riders took to the streets raising slogans against the Chandigarh Police and the powers that be.           Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Collectorís Delight
Bright & thought-provoking best describes the works of these contemporary artists
ART dealers and artists still look at Chandigarh as an untapped zone and are doing their best to educate us on art as an investment. And, their efforts are bringing fruit. Thanks to a few enterprising art dealers, we are now getting to see more and more quality works by


Meghna Oberoiís reclining Buddha

national-level artists, mostly from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Classical treat
Sri Satguru Partap Singh Memorial Shastriya Sangeet Sammelan begins today
As justifiably enshrined in our holy epics, Indian classical music is a spiritual bliss. The music aficionados of the city and vicinity will certainly have a reason to believe it during the two-day Sri Satguru Partap Singh Memorial Classical Sangeet Sammelan-2008. The event is being organised by Namdhari Sangat on May 17 and 18 at PGIís Bhargava Auditorium featuring legendary maestros.

Shining like Saif
He is going to act and feel like Saif for a day. Even replace him in the song Itís the Time to Disco. And we can rejoice in his happiness because Ibibo MTV I Superstar for Saturday night Sunny Singh is a thorough-bred Chandigarh guy who spent 13 years of his life working with theatre personalities like G.S. Channi, Harish Bhatia, Gursharan Singh, Kamal Tewari and Umesh Kant.

STEP OUT
Fly without freefall!
Simulated skydiving gives you the experience without the scare
ITíS holiday-time and, as always, I recommend that you pack in an adventure activity during your holiday. Last time, I talked about the extreme sport of skydiving. Simulated skydiving is a recreational adventure activity that most people can try at least once.

Bollywood calling
MANY a traits of aesthetic excellence meet in the persona of Sahib Singh ó the playwright, actor, director and yes, pride of Punjabi theatre. Despite financial constraints, he continued to stage Punjabi plays in a monthly series for over two years, which itself is a testimony of his love for theatre. So his absence from the scene for months together baffled us theatre lovers. But it proved to be the lull before the storm.

Telly Tales
Diva turns singer

A NEW singer was born at Zee Cine Awards this year. Yes, none other than Rekha sang Dil cheez kya hai in her seductive voice and made the evening special. The audience went crazy and with her perfect rendition of the song, she proved it yet again that she is a diva in the true sense of the word. So do we see her cut an album soon? We have to wait and watch.

Beauty Studio
Neck woes no more
YOUR neck tells the story you so wish to hide. When it comes to skin care most people never look neck down. They focus mainly on the face and forget the neck that happens to be one of the most noticeable parts of the body.

Bon apetit
The Cabbage Patch
GREEKS and Romans placed great importance on the healing powers of cabbage, Captain Cook swore by its medicinal value, recommending its leaves for dressing his injured sailors. Till date, cabbage with a squirt if vinegar is considered a sound hangover remedy. Imagine feeding your leaden-headed beloveds bowls full of cabbage, spiked with vinegar! I suspect their headache will increase tenfold at the very sight!

Earthy & Elegant
Graceful and vibrant, Panchkula-based designer Kanchan Sharma who has been dabbling into the art of block printing from different states has brought for you an awesome range of salwar suits, sarees long dresses and dress materials. A perfect summer collection, the exhibition was inaugurated in House no 34, Sector 9 on Friday.

Single again?
AMERICAN pop singer Jessica Simpson has split with her quarterback boyfriend Tony Romo. The couple had been dating since last year. A spy overheard Romo telling his friends that he was single again, and it was that same night that Simpson was spotted on a drinking binge with her pals.