Ladla lad
In the tricity, the guy behind the hit Maa Da Ladla, Master Saleem, talks about his first love music and his first Hindi single for an album 
It was on Thursday at the Press club-27 that we met this guy who has a mellifluous voice that melts into soul. Christened as Master Saleem, his is the voice that has hit the charts with numbers like Mast Kalandar (Hey Babyy), Tashan Mein from the movie Tashan, and Maa Da Ladla (Dostana); that set his ball rolling in the Bollywood playback planet.

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Lone ranger
Studied silence. That best describes Richard Gere’s present stay in India, where he’s come for his annual lessons in spirituality
The presence of Richard Gere, the Hollywood actor who created quite a stir by kissing Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty in a public appearance last year, might attract the attention of locals and the media in any other art of the country, but his stay at Mcleodganj, the headquarters of the Dalai Lama, is relatively low profile and limited to meditation and interaction with his Tibetan teachers. Gere, considered as one of the high-profile disciples of the Dalai Lama, has been in McLeodganj to attend a conference on 'Mind and Life'. 

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Director’s hat 
Drew Barrymore desires new challenges
Hollywood actor Drew Barrymore has revealed she is craving to face a new challenge such as directing a film. “I’m in my thirties now, and I really want to try all the things that I haven’t got to do yet, like directing, and doing a drama,” she said.

Moore wants more
Moore, whose last flick was License To Wed, has not taken up any acting assignment because she wants to do meaningful roles, and has decided to consider only the roles she thinks are well-tailored. Moore insists that she can deliver powerful performance if offered a worthy role, and that she is ready to toil together capability recognised.
“That won’t cut it anymore. I don’t want to be a wallflower. 

Ravishing rivals 
Two of Hollywood’s hottest leading ladies, Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johannson will play love rivals in the upcoming superhero sequel Iron Man 2. The two bombshells will compete for the affection of Robert Downey Jr, who plays the lead in the film.

Koffee break
Best of both worlds
Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh’s latest album Inteha has the best of traditional and contemporary music
Gifted with a mellifluous golden voice, ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh is a man of few words. Just like other ghazal singers, Singh too began his career with ditties about love, romance, women and wine. He then began using ghazal to send out messages of peace and love. He is one of the most renowned ghazal singers of modern times who juggles with different genres. From light-classical ghazals, to devotional to Punjabi folk, every note he sings he does it with the soul. Having launched his album Inteha on board, in one of the airline the maestro talks about the much-awaited Inteha tour.

Ecologically speaking
The budding designers of INIFD had the decks cleared for a fashion exhibition with a cruise as its backdrop
Well, now when the word eco-friendly finds a place in our everyday life, nature and everything natural is in fashion. Literally! After the big league designers adopting the natural and organic way of fashion, designer Neeta Lulla showcased her eco-friendly collection at the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week, it’s time the budding designers from city get inspired.

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Actor Abhishek Bachchan releases singer-couple Roop Kumar Rathod (L)

On a musical trip

Actor Abhishek Bachchan releases singer-couple Roop Kumar Rathod (L)
and Sunali Sathod’s music album Mann Pasand Photo PTI