Strong voice
Abhishek Bachchan, in the city to promote his upcoming venture Dum Maaro Dum, was ready for every question fired at him
Ashima Sehajpal

To begin with, there were female fans shouting at the top of the voices – ‘I love you Abhishek’. There was also one who didn’t mind taking the mike just to say – ‘I am not a scribe but took the mike just to tell you that wish I was Aishwarya Rai. I won’t mind waiting for a lifetime for you’.

There were many more fans at the Centra Mall who didn’t get this lucky, but who made it evident why after a string of flops Abhishek Bachchan has ample projects in his kitty. In the city with director Rohan Sippy and co-actor Rana Daggubatti to promote his upcoming film Dum Maaro Dum, Abhishek shared tidbits about the film and didn’t mind replying to his fans — ‘I love you too’.

There were questions about his experience of playing the role of a tough cop in Dum Maaro Dum, expectations from the movie, about his future projects, string of flops… and he was ready for them all! He was even ready for probably the toughest question – ‘A leading magazine’s issue has termed you as Zero No. 1. How difficult it is for you to deal with it?” The answer from the actor was enough to explain why this year he will be seen in as many as five movies — “It takes a lot of courage to deal with such judgements. It takes even more courage to sit here and answer this question when you know it would be asked.”

In all these years, he hasn’t had much choice but to face criticism — “Now every failure inspires me all the more to prove my capabilities. This movie would do so.”

Except for this question, which he answered with a bit of seriousness, Abhishek was at his wittiest best and promptly introduced his co-actor Rana Daggubatti as —“He is 6’5” and very much single. The message is for all those female fans present here.” Even when you ask him if the movie is based on drug abuse, he gives a cheeky answer — “Movies of the 70’s had a lot of gold smuggling scenes…that does not mean they addressed the issue of smuggling.” And all he reveals about the movie is that it’s the story of three men – Joki, played by Rana Daggubati, Prateek Babbar as Lorry and Abhishek, who plays the role of ACP Kamath.

He would also be rapping a track for the movie Thayn Thayn. “Rohan wanted me to rap once again after Bluffmaster, but this time it had to be something that would complement the character of a tough cop.”

He shares his opinion on the ‘much in news’ bold title track - “Everybody is entitled to an opinion. We just wanted to reflect the aggression of the movie and the lyrics suited well.” His upcoming projects are Game and Ladies and Gentleman. In the latter he will be seen with Aishwarya Rai.

Director’s cut

With most of the talking being done by Junior B, all that the director Rohan Sippy had to share was that he shot in the virgin locations of Goa. “Although Goa has been the backdrop of many movies, its locales have been never given much importance.” He along with the cast of the film also supported an anti-drugs campaign.

Debut boy

Having already made a mark for himself Down South, Rana is very excited about his debut in the Hindi film industry. “Every movie is a big project for me. It’s my big chance and I know I have to prove myself.”

Success Mantra
GO the extra mile
Jasmine Singh

Amit Kakkar
Risk Taker: Amit Kakkar

Every new enterprise begins with an idea. The bottom line is don’t sit on that idea. Move with it and you would see how things fall in place. Amit Kakkar, managing director Healthyway Immigration Consultant Pvt Ltd, scripts his success story that started with an idea. The next moment he was up and about. Three years down the line, Amit, with no degree in business administration, parental property or ‘right connections’ has established his company Healthyway as a brand with 76 centres across the country.

With offices in UK, Singapore and Australia, Healthyway is also an authorised education consultant for 112 Universities and Colleges worldwide. If it sounds all rosy ask Amit, who faced ups and downs, spent sleepless nights on his terrace making notes on how to go about things! Interestingly, Amit, an IT professional, worked as a system administrator at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, before he started his own enterprise in immigration. Amit spins some success mantras for us, which worked for him and he assures they would for anyone who is ready to work with sincerity and dedication.

If you are in a mood to celebrate, god will give you enough reasons to…

All days are not the same, but I believe in enjoying my work every single day and minute. Everyday brings in new challenges and by the end of the day it leaves me with a lesson. This is what I share and recommend to my friends and colleagues - be positive, be ready to take every day as it comes, be in a mood to celebrate and god will give you enough reasons to be happy.

Don’t think twice before taking risks…

I understand it is a general tendency to be cautious about everything we do, especially in business. Trust me, every risk is worth the effort. You cannot stand at the shore and expect the waves to take you to the other side; you have to make an effort and sometimes just plunge into the river. At the same time, every risk doesn’t meet a fruitful end, but this is where you need to realise that it was any day better than building castles in the air.

Take care of your staff, don’t forget business is not run and won alone…

This is the main mantra behind the success of any venture. My staff and their happiness means a lot to me. After all they have spent their time and effort to take this company where it is now. I give them every comfort that I enjoy, including staff houses where they stay without any expenditure. I make sure they get to travel; I want that they should feel close to the company.

Behind every successful man is a close-knit family…

I truly believe a happy family ambience has a positive affect on the work. I stay in a joint family and whenever I go back home I feel comforted to see my kids playing with their grandparents. My wife has been a great support; despite my uncertain travelling schedule and late working hours she doesn’t grill me when I return! She is taken care of by my parents, who love her like their daughter.

Delete the word ‘impossible’ from your memory…

If you want to be successful in anything you do, do away with the word impossible. Take up every challenge, go the extra mile for your work, don’t crib if you have to work at odd hours, go ahead and just do it. Tell yourself everything is possible with a right attitude.

Digital designs
Fashion institute digitalizes its syllabus to keep in sync with time

Talking to students in their own language is what International Institute of Fashion Design believes in. Their latest venture — replacing textbooks with design pads.

INIFD design pads are a one-stop solution for syllabus, taking down notes, track assignments, share ideas instantly and reach out to library. This device also lets teachers plan lessons and monitor progress. “The beauty of this is that students can access work anytime, anywhere, as this pad is wi-fi enabled,” says Aditi Srivatava, president INIFD.

The pad has been customised for design students. Sketching software lets them draw; camera comes handy in clicking whatever inspires them anytime, anywhere, and also to share their work. “Today, it’s all about sharing ideas. We wanted to ensure that students stay connected with the world,” says Divesh Sarup, concept designer. An Australian company Scrapbook MV customises these design pads for the institute. The 10.1” touch pad that weighs around 600 gms can be easily slipped into a carry bag and carried anywhere, bringing the classroom to one’s finger tips. It is also available in 7-inch screen size. “It took about a year to digitalise the syllabus,” shares Divesh. These design pads would be available to students in all 180 INIFD students across country from the coming session. “Youngsters are really in sync with technology. It wouldn’t take more than an hour for students to get used to it,” says Devish. The good thing is that students only pay a small maintenance fee monthly and the device is theirs forever!

Doing away with paperwork, the institute labels their new venture ‘eco-friendly’. “We have come a long way since our inception in 1995. Being partners of Lakme fashion Week is a huge high for our students. Our design pads are the next honest step to revolutionise education,” says Ritu Kochhar, corporate director.

Face value

Social networking site Facebook is using its users’s profile, status updates, messages and other information to help advertisers find exactly who they want to reach out to. Facebook is now tracking this activity, shooting online ads to users based on their demographics, interests, even what they say to friends on the site sometimes within minutes of them typing a key word or phrase.

For example, women who have changed their relationship status to “engaged” on their Facebook profiles will receive ads from local wedding planners and caterers when they log in.

Middle-aged men who list motorcycling as one of their hobbies could get pitches from Victory Motorcycles.

According to the Los Angeles Times, some analysis believe that Facebook’s unique trove of consumer behaviour could transform it into one of the most powerful marketing tools ever invented.

However, privacy watchdogs say Facebook’s unique ability to mine data and sell advertising based on what its members voluntarily share amounts to electronic eavesdropping on personal updates, posts and messages that many users intended to share only with friends.

Facebook’s first experiment with paid ads was a flop. In 2007, it rolled out Beacon, which broadcast information on Facebook about users’ activities and purchases elsewhere on the Web without their permission.

Facebook pulled the program after settling a lawsuit brought on behalf of Facebook users.

This time around, company officials appear to be proceeding more cautiously. David Fischer, Facebook’s vice president of advertising and global operations, says Facebook delivers ads that are relevant to users’ lives.

“This is an opportunity for brands to connect with you. When someone likes a brand, they are building a two-way conversation, creating an ongoing relationship,” said Fischer. — ANI

The ‘in’ side
Summer proof your den

It’s nice to lighten up the house and bring in the freshness of summer. It’s time to de-clutter and move a few things around. Create space and this will give your house a breezier look.

Here are a few things you can do to get the summer look.

n Give a colour makeover. Go crisp and classy with cool colours and a lot of white.

Get rid of heavy curtains this season.
Sheer pleasure: Get rid of heavy curtains this season.

n Replace heavy curtains with lighter ones. Sheers are a good option where the room does not get too much sunlight. Use a lot of frills and laces.
n Get rid of heavy textures and strong colours. Cover your dark couches with slipcovers and throw lots of bright coloured cushions on it.
n Refresh your space by removing those heavy carpets and replacing them with throw rugs.
n For the bedroom, use lightweight bed linen and crisp cotton sheets.
n Replace dark coloured towels in the bathrooms with lighter ones.
n In your dinning area use light coloured dinning sheets. Put away your dark coloured crockery and bring out those light fresh looking plates!
n Change the artwork in the house. Put up paintings with cooler tones. Oil paintings are usually ideal for winters. Replace these with paintings done in watercolours.

Add a whiff of natural fragrance
Scent-tillating: Add a whiff of natural fragrance

n Putting up a picture of seascapes also lend a cool effect to the room.
n Add a lot of fresh flowers and green plants. Add lots of shells around your flower arrangements to give a fresh beach feeling.
n Make your house smell like summer. Lavender, lemon, rosemary, bergamot and vanilla are known to be summer fragrances.
n Pep up the outdoors. Use wicker chairs with bright cushions. Give a fresh coat of paint to your wrought iron chairs and maybe add a swing to your garden with bright cushions.

(Sukhmani is a Chandigarh-based interior and landscape designer)

Par Excellence
Get the right plane
Jesse Grewal

Sequence of backswing plane
Plane talk: Sequence of backswing plane

The Swing Plane is probably the most misunderstood or debated part of the golf swing. As golf is a side-on game the club must swing on an arc, which is from Inside-to Square to target line-to-inside again. The degree of curvature can vary. We do not want to cross the target line, which would be the case in an inside-to-out or an out-to-in path. These paths refer to the downswing and not the back swing.

The swing plane of a golf swing is the imaginary line drawn from the left wrist at the top of the back swing to the ball. The downswing is below the plane or from inside when it is below this line and from outside when it is above this line. The swing plane can also be described as a line drawn from the ball through the sternum and the shoulders. In a ‘pull’ the club is coming from above the line or out-to-in.

If we draw a line through the shaft of the club at address this would be called the shaft plane. When we begin our back swing we should move the club on this plane. If we go below it the back swing would be going inside or going behind the body too early. This results in the player throwing the club out at the top of the back swing and on the downswing to get it out from behind the body (over the top). This would make the club come from the outside resulting in a ‘pull’. This downswing would also be too vertical or steep causing deep divots and loss of distance and inconsistent ball flight. This is one of the most common faults seen in golf.

If a player sees the ball start left (for right handed players) he reacts by opening the face and not releasing as this would cause the ball to go further left. This can also be termed as a hold off. This lack of release causes a slice. This move coupled with the club path coming from outside-to-inside is called a Pull-slice. The ‘pull’ is the mother of the slice and if not corrected the player will continue to have either the pull which would mean missing left with the shorter clubs and a pull-slice which could start left and slice considerably with the longer less lofted clubs especially the driver.

To understand the correct plane we must understand the role of the components. The hands in golf control the face of the club and allow the wrists to cock on the back swing, un-cock on the downswing and re-cock on the follow through. The arms transport the club up on the back swing and down to the ball for impact. The arms do little work on the follow through. The body only rotates to create power. If we only use the body we will have a flat swing, which stays close to the shaft plane through the swing. If we lift the arms up too rapidly we will have a very upright swing. So the back swing is a blend of the rotation action of the body and the lifting of the arms, which would be neither to flat or upright. If one is to err it should preferably be on the flat side.

To cure the pull-slice make sure the back swing is not inside. Stick a shaft in the ground at the same angle as the shaft plane and practice the back swing, stay outside the shaft line. Once we get a correct back swing we can focus on the downswing mechanics.

(Grewal has coached several national champions and professionals apart from being coach of the Indian golf team for the Eisenhower Cup (World Cup) in 2008. He is currently Director, National Golf Academy of India and CGA Hero Honda Golf Academy.)

Enter the BEST
Jasmine Singh

Numerical data…analysing it is not an interesting prospect. But one odd time, it can be attention grabbing. Like this one—India currently has over 2,00,000 hotel rooms spread across hotel categories and guest houses, and is still facing a shortfall of over 100,000 rooms (source: FHRAI). The country is witnessing an unprecedented growth in hotel constructions and will be adding almost 1,14,000 hotel guest rooms to its inventory over the next five years. (source: HVS)

Back here, you don't have to wait too long for we have a hotel that opened in the vicinity of Chandigarh. Best Western Maryland Hotel, a joint initiative of the Maryland Group and Best Western India, launched Best Western Maryland Hotel at Zirakpur on Monday. The first question that comes to the mind is what's new and what makes it different. Visit the place and you would be able to rustle up your 'high' points. This is what we got. The place offers an easy accessibility to commercial districts and key corporate houses in Haryana and Punjab.

Next are interiors, which is probably the only impression you will take back. Best Western Maryland promises to provide class accommodation facilities with ultra-modern amenities. Tastefully done interiors assure the hotel holds a promise. It has 50 luxuriously loaded guest rooms. As you would definitely step out of the room, the hotel has a rooftop restaurant with gymnasium, banquet hall for wedding functions, multi-cuisine restaurant, discotheque and lounge bar along with a health club and shopping arcade. Says Manish Aggarwal, managing director, Maryland Group, "The association with the Best Western brand will bring two most important components to this location. The foremost being the international standard of hospitality and the second being international bookings based out of their robust chain of hotels across the world."

The third place where you can make your judgment is food. The hotel offers sumptuous delicacies with variety of multi-cuisine specialties. The Flavors - Multi Cuisine Restaurant, Blue Horizon - Cocktail Lounge Bar, Sun-n-Breeze - Open Air Restaurant & Shot Circuit - The Jazzy Discotheque are all real gourmet delights. "North India is an important market for us. With the launch of Best Western Property in the capital of Punjab, we want to script a success story," adds Sinha.

HEART talk
Guide, Not impose
Parvesh Rana

I am mother of an 18-year-old beautiful daughter. I have given her the liberty to make her own decisions. However, now I feel she is taking undue advantage of this. I don’t want to strain my relationship with her. At the same time, I want to tell her that she shouldn’t take advantage of the liberty I have given her. What do I do?

I understand as mother of a growing daughter you feel very protective and responsible for her. But as you said, you have given her the liberty to make decisions, then let her handle it and be responsible for whatever she does. As a mother, you can only guide her and be there for her whenever she needs you.

Stopping kids from doing something makes them stubborn.

I am in love with a boy who shies away from any kind of commitment. He says that he is in love with me but he doesn’t want to give me any word on whether he plans to spend his life with me? What do you suggest?

Prioritise. If you think you can go without any kind of commitment, there is no harm in it. If you want a long-term association that should translate into marriage, then speak to him and make it clear, rather than building castles in your own head.

Women make better gardeners

Women have a natural flair for gardening.
Earth connection: Women have a natural flair for gardening.

If you want a great garden, hand the gloves to women. For they are better at choosing, arranging and tending to flowers, planting hanging baskets and selecting garden ornaments, according to a new study.

On the other hand, men are more adept at cutting the grass, tending to the vegetable patch and looking after the decking.

In a poll of 2,000 participants, both sexes also rated men as better at building sheds and painting fences.

“Traditionally, the garden has been thought of as the man’s responsibility. But it seems many now think women are the best at making sure the lawn and flower-beds look nice,” said Gary Philpotts from Roundup Weedkiller, which carried out the study.

“However, men haven’t been completely pushed out of the garden as it seems to be their job to prepare the garden, as well as tackling the bigger jobs such as maintaining the fences and decking.’

The survey revealed that gardening jobs tend to be divided between men and women, with men doing more physical work, such as digging beds and taking rubbish to the tip.

Women, in contrast, get to express their creativity more and are likely to be the ones choosing plants and arranging flower-beds. — ANI

Rohit casts 15 Marathi actors for Singham

Rohit Shetty
Director’s Cut:
Rohit Shetty

After a string of comedy super hits over the past few years, director Rohit Shetty is back to working on the genre which he loves the most. This year, the talented director is churning out his latest cop action flick, Reliance Entertainment’s Singham, which is the remake of a hit Tamil movie.

Like in all his movies, this time too fans will get to see the magic of the Rohit Shetty-Ajay Devgn jodi along with southern beauty Kajal Aggarwal who plays the lead opposite Ajay. Her brilliant performances down south are what brought her to the notice of the ace director.

News is that since the backdrop of the movie is around Maharashtra, considering Ajay Devgn is seen playing a local Marathi cop, Rohit Shetty cast as many as 15 Marathi actors for the authenticity of movie.

This star cast comprises of Ashok Saraf, Sachin Khedekar, Sonali Kulkarni, Anant Jogue, Vijay Patkar, Agasthya Dhanorkar, Suchitra Bandekar, Jayant Sawarkar, Suhasini Deshpande, Meghna Vaidya, Ashok Samarth, Kishore Nandlaskar, Ravindra Berde, Pradeep Welankar and Hemu Adhikari.

In fact, even composers Ajay-Atul, who are creating waves on the Marathi film music scenario, have been roped in for the music of the film.

The shoot of the film is currently in progress in Mumbai, after which the entire unit will move to Wai, in the Satara district for the next segment. Singham will hit the screens on July 22 this year. — HRM

Agyness wants to ‘find herself’ in India

Agyness Deyn
Discovering Self: Agyness Deyn

Her wild lifestyle and love life, including a romance with Hollywood heartthrob James Franco, grabbed headlines and now supermodel Agyness Deyn is preparing for a trip to India in a bid to “find herself”.

The 28-year-old recently returned to her native UK from New York where she tried her hand at acting, and is now set for a backpacking voyage of self-discovery.

“Agyness has been sofa-hopping in London while she prepares to head to India. She’s only 28 and she still needs to find out what she wants to do in life. The acting world wasn’t for her and she thinks there’s more to life than modelling,” said a source close to the catwalk beauty.

Deyn is hoping that the trip will give her a new perspective in life and help her find her calling.

“She’s hoping it will be a life-changing experience that will help her to finally find her calling,” said the source.

The model is not the only one to come to the country for some soul-searching. Hollywood beauties Meg Ryan, Lindsay Lohan and Goldie Hawn are among those who have visited India for ‘peace and tranquillity’. — PTI

Penelope wants more musicals

Penelope Cruz
Wish List: Penelope Cruz

Oscar winning actress Penelope Cruz wants to act in more musical movies. The 36-year-old actress, who played a Burlesque dancer in Nine, has appealed to Hollywood casting directors to find her a role in an upcoming musical movie. The Spanish beauty, who recently gave birth to a son, said she was inspired again by fellow actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s show-stopping performance on the hit TV sitcom, Glee.

“Gwyneth was amazing. She was so funny and she has such an amazing voice. And once you’ve done a musical you always want to do it again.

“I would love to do more musicals, in TV or film. Not on Broadway, because I’m not brave enough to do that yet. But I love musicals,” said Cruz.

The Blow star received an Academy nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actress for Nine. — PTI

Brad learns to cook

Brad Pitt
Chef Dad: Brad Pitt

Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt is taking cooking lessons from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver so that he can rustle up home made treats for his brood of six children.

The Fight Club star brings up the children with partner Angelina Jolie and both are equally inexperienced when it comes to the kitchen. They rely on Mc Donald’s take-outs when their chef takes a day off and Pitt wants to change the scenario by learning how to cook. “Jamie’s been in LA working on a TV show and Brad begged him to teach him how to cook. Neither he nor Angie has a clue in the kitchen.” — PTI

Chatter Box
From London to Mumbai streets...

Anita Hassanandani
Globe-trotter: Anita Hassanandani

Anita Hassanandani of Vikram Bhatt's Anhoniyon Ka Andhera on Colors shares her list of favourite destinations in India and abroad.


London tops my list since the city is so beautiful. It's scenic and just perfect in every way. I love the weather, the architecture and just the feel of being in London.


Goa is the nearest getaway from Mumbai. The first thing that comes to ones mind when you think of Goa is beaches and that is exactly the reason I love the state.


Milan is just beautiful and stunning. I love visiting the churches there. Their architecture is awesome.


Paris is classic. It is great for everything right from sightseeing to shopping.


The city in which I live, Mumbai also features in my list of favourite places. There is something about the city that no other place has and only a Mumbaikar can understand that feeling. — HRM

Confidence key to Sanjeeda’s style

Sanjeeda Sheikh
Body basics: Sanjeeda Sheikh

Sanjeeda Sheikh, who stars in Hi! Padosi..Kaun Hai Doshi? On Sahara One, has an immaculate sense of makeup and style. We catch up with the pretty lady and get her to share makeup and fashion tips with her fans.

How would you describe your style?

I have my own sense of fashion and style. I am not brand conscious and know that not everyone can afford branded stuff. I do not hesitate to shop in stores as Linking Road in Mumbai. The city has excellent options for street shopping.

What are your fashion mantras?

I make sure that I feel comfortable in whatever I wear. You should decide about what looks good on you and feel confident about your body as that is of utmost importance. Also, a pair of great shoes can make even the plainest of outfit look good.

Which is the fashion trend that makes you cringe?

Over accessorising is a big no no for me. If you are wearing a printed top then just teaming it up with small earring is enough. Blingy bags are great but make sure that your outfit does not have bling.

Which are the most important items in your makeup kit?

My makeup kit always has a good quality kajal, blush on, mascara, lip balm and a 

How do you maintain healthy hair?

Oiling is good for the hair. So make sure you oil it every alternate day. I do not wear a wig for my show Hi! Padosi..Kaun Hai Doshi? So I have to make sure that my hair looks naturally good on screen and oiling helps me do that.

What is the secret behind you flawless skin?

It is thanks to my genes that I am blessed with a healthy skin. I use MAC makeup products and make sure to clean my skin of all makeup before going to bed. I try to avoid makeup when I am not shooting.

Whitney Port
Height of Joy: Whitney Port

Whose beauty and style do you admire?

Shilpa Shetty has a great body and everything looks good on her. Even Kareena Kapoor carries off everything that she wears, beautifully. — HRM

Sexy in stilettos

TV host Whitney Port loves to put on her favourite stiletto heels in order to instantly feel sexy. The 26-year-old says she slips into her favourite high-heeled shoes whenever she needs a confidence boost.

"Slipping on a pair of stilettos instantly makes me feel sexy, skinny and tall. I always try and break them in by walking around in them at home and I'll scuff the soles so I don't slip. Buy gel insoles too — they saved the day at my sister's wedding," Port said. — IANS

Usha Uthup to sing for charity

Usha Uthup Noted singer Usha Uthup will perform at a charity event in Oman capital Muscat. Proceeds from the show would go to a charity working towards cancer awareness.

Other artistes, including singers Anand Narayan and Reshmi Vijayan, at the April 29 free-for-all event organised by Y's Men International, will accompany the singer. Y's Men International is a socio-cultural wing of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Money raised from the programme will go to the National Association of Cancer Awareness (NACA).

"This is the first programme from Y's Men in Oman and we want to make it memorable," Mammen George, president of Y's Men, was quoted as saying by Oman's The Week newspaper. Indian Ambassador to Oman Anil Wadhwa will felicitate Usha Uthup, recently honoured with the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian awards.

A dance programme choreographed by dancer Sreevidya Vijayan will also be staged. An array of other popular Indian television actors, comedians and singers will also perform at the show. Y's Men helps needy children in Indian schools in Oman by paying their fees. —IANS

The year ahead
Madan Gupta Spatu

If your birthday is April 19...
With the change of season take care of health till July. Though the jugalbandi of 1 and 9 makes the perfect ground to play in 2011-12. However, some precautions must be taken especially for health. There maybe some repetition of events till July because of Saturn effect, but the beneficial planet Jupiter promises lot of attractive offers in the time to come. Home can become heaven with a little change in attitude towards others.

Upswing in relationships, betterment in strained ties and improved interactions are expected. Both stars help bestow success in office and business sectors. If you are below 30 and marriageable, it is time select Shagun ki designer thaali and wedding cards. Chances are that you will marry your beloved. A legal suit may come up. If in the health profession, you will receive an invitation from abroad to attend seminars or read research paper. Contacts, confrontations, contracts are highlighted. You may experience unprecedented intuition or visualisation coming true.

Circuit in the comedy film Munnabhai M.B.B.S. and Lage Raho Munnabhai, Arshad Warsi (April 19, 1968) shares his birthday with you. He got his first role in Amitabh Bachchan's first production Tere Mere Sapne in 1996. role. He has since appeared in several successful films such as Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Salaam Namaste, Golmaal, Kabul Express. The sequel to Munnabhai MBBS also won him his first Filmfare Award for Best Comedian. He gave more hit films like Dhamaal and Golmaal Returns. He hosted a popular award show Sabse Favourite Kaun for STAR Gold. He was the host of Bigg Boss, the Indian version of the reality television series Big Brother which was aired on Sony. He was also the co-host of a dance show Razzmatazz on Zee TV.

Arshad will leave many heroes behind in 2012. I Believe In Angels (Double Dhamaal) bring him luck.

Astro Turf
P Khurrana

ARIES: The married will spend an interesting day. Financial gains will accrue through well-wishers. Travellers may not be able to get a visa. Ensure you know what is needed to avoid delays. Looking to buy a property? Check out the local area first. Tarot message: Think more about long term interests.
Lucky colour: Orange. Magic number: 55

TAURUS: The eligible will decide to get married and will obtain the approval. A certain misunderstanding with a relative will get cleared. Do not spoil your chance by being rash and untactful. Work behind the scenes can be rewarding. Research is favoured. Tarot message: Your own aims, ideas, opinions matter a lot.Lucky colour: Blue. Magic number: 65

GEMINI: A slow moving day. Lovers: You are surely going to enjoy. Women will pass through a period of depression. Domestic matters proceed well. Financial situation should ease. Your partner is threatened, so tend to any symptoms. Choose your words with care. Tarot message: Keep your tenancy to save money for rainy days. Lucky colour: Red. Magic number: 28

CANCER: Students: You are unlikely to face financial problems. Work prospects improve. Do not argue with elders. Bizfolk: Profitable opportunity knocks after 4pm. A laid-back atmosphere will let you focus on your own needs. Tarot message: Don't read too much into ordinary situations. Lucky colour: Green.
Magic number: 58

LEO: The emphasis is on pleasure & entertainment. Health could put a damper on your plans. Artistic and musical endeavours should be successful. The full Moon culminates in your sign, emphasizing your relationships and romance. The best outlet for pressure is passion. Tarot message: It would be unwise to tip the scales. Lucky colour: Grey Magic number: 29

VIRGO: You are likely to be oversensitive to others, but this will help in communication. A great job offer could come your way. Protect your physical condition. Love affairs could easily start as the result of a journey. Give the highest priority to material security. Tarot message: Leave things open ended.Lucky colour: Pink Magic number: 44

LIBRA: Turn your attention to matters of money and the budget. If there are problems, discuss them with close associates. Left to your own devices today, you could get caught up in resentments. Forgive and forget is best. Friends will be easygoing. Do not gamble. Tarot message: Be straitjacketed about your approach. Lucky colour: Yellow Magic number: 49

SCORPIO: Good luck is on your side. Venus, the goddess of love, brings harmony into relationships. You will be favoured. Resolve legal matters satisfactorily. If you have ideas that need developing, talk them through. Do not commit funds. Cash crisis resolves after 3.00 p.m. Tarot message: Don't fall for rash promises. Lucky colour: Baize Magic number: 64

SAGITTARIUS: Listen to your heart, not your head. Are you trying to please somebody at the expense of your own needs? Time to reassess. A demanding lover may try to keep you away from your near and dear ones. Now is the time to stand up. Tarot message: Avoid frictions with business partners. Lucky colour: Burgundy Magic number: 30

CAPRICORN: Tread carefully with money. Enduring relationships can be formed with new people. Stick to your regular job. Domestic chores could interfere with your plans. Don't get emotional over a practical matter. Inconsequential encounters can have far-reaching effects. Tarot message: Don't be enthusiastic in finalising a particular deal. Lucky colour: Silver Magic number: 52

AQUARIUS: Older people and family commitments can take up time. Don't try to dodge commitments. Get going with work on your favourite creative project. Children may need attention. Give your talent an airing. Discuss investment. Real estate matters may suffer. Tarot message: Don't be bullied into accepting situations you dislike. Lucky colour: Purple Magic number: 60

PISCES: A recent training program should pay off big-time. Enter a competition that stretches your abilities, you might just win. Misunderstandings will start to clear away. Contract can be finalised and plans initiated. Romance beckons. Gossiping can spoil your chance of success. Think long term. Tarot message: Frankness is your strong point. Lucky colour: Golden Magic number: 42

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