Parvathy Omanakuttan & Melica Amina MODEL way to go
Miss India World 2008 Parvathy Omanakuttan & Miss Iran 2009 Melica Amina were in Chandigarh for Earth Aid 2011, an initiative to spread awareness on environment and also for the underprivileged
To begin with, the cause is generous and so is the concern. What we appreciate is the fact that they are still practicing the "Miss India" speech they well-rehearsed years ago!

Mission bound:
Parvathy Omanakuttan & Melica Amina Photo: S Chandan

The recipients of the scholarships It’s an art!
As part of the efforts to promote art and culture in the region, the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi has given scholarships to budding artists
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. — John F. Kennedy.

Proud Lot: The recipients of the scholarships Photo: S Chandan

Members of various theatre groups Ready to STAGE...
Theatre is their passion, and, as Chandigarh hosts the Tagore Festival early next month, some 10 city-based theatre groups want to showcase their presentations on Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore's works.

united act:
Members of various theatre groups Photo: S Chandan

It’s rocking
Lyrical romance
When the bar is set high, it's never easy to match up. Murder was a hit but the real winner was its music. So, when its much-awaited promos sequel hit the small screen, music was reviewed by the music lovers pretty seriously. The comparison between Kunal Ganjawala's, Bheege Honth and Harshit Saxena's Haal e dil started immediately. The music of the film from the Bhatt camp is so far, so good. Fans give their opinion on the latest hit track.

Set limits for kids
My son is 16 years old. My husband remains very busy and is also very short tempered. My son has started using the Internet a lot and spends a lot of time on Facebook. He gets angry if I stop him and does not listen to me. I feel helpless. I have tried everything. Yet he does not listen. My elder son also uses the computer for his work so I cannot shut down the Internet for good.

Green thumb
Green up the wall
The space may be something that is not in the hands of a gardener. But how to decorate a given space is the intelligence and exclusive prerogative of the gardener, the way he or she finds it fit. The garden may be extended from wall to wall, inside the house, one the wall or even in the sky.

Table food fest
Chef Lenam of Tao in Sector 26, Chandigarh The concept of all-you-can-eat (buffet) is often credited to Swedish tradition of Smorgasbord, which means a sandwich table. Though the modern philosophy of a buffet is quite different from the original idea, which was designed to allow guests to sample few portions of food, the buffet we are acquainted with today is a sumptuous meal that can be gobbled till you are stuffed till your neck. And for our city that is high on food, daily buffets have become a part of the hotel menu.
Fun & feast: Chef Lenam of Tao in Sector 26, Chandigarh. Photo: Pradeep tewari

Colour riot for your eyes
Sunglasses that change colours with the ease of a chameleon could become the hottest fashion accessory.

Star track
Hrithik is perfection personified
Hrithik Roshan is a perfectionist. His directors love his dedication to their films and the amount of thought and preparation he puts into different scenes. Duggu, as he is fondly called, has come a long way since his super-hit debut in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. He has only got better with each film. He has proven that even perfection can be improved. The versatile actor talks about Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and other projects.

New couple
Shahid Kapoor and Bipasha Basu are dating, according to sources. They were introduced by their trainer Abbas and have taken a fancy to each other. It seems Bipasha keeps gushing about a very "sweet and affectionate" man in her life. It is hard to picture them together, though. Let's see what happens next!

Bhandarkar hasn't found the 'heroine' yet!
'Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who went into "shock and depression" after his ambitious project "Heroine" was indefinitely postponed following the announcement of lead actress Aishwarya Rai's pregnancy, has slammed reports that he has approached a new actress for the role.

No item numbers for Priyanka
Bollywood actress Priyanka has kept her distance from item numbers and plans to continue doing so, even as rumours are swirling of her of agreeing to a saucy dance sequence for Tezz.

John has moved on too!
Once again, sources tell us that John Abraham has found love again, like his ex Bipasha. He is dating a banker who has been his friend for ages.

Saif and I are together: Kareena Kapoor
Tired with rumours of her breakup with beau Saif Ali Khan, Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor set the records straight by saying all is well in her love life.

Another 'Jannat'
It is the era of sequels and after the recent success of Murder 2, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has announced the sequel to the Emraan Hashmi-Sonal Chauhan starrer Jannat. Bhatt is not repeating the original cast from the 2008 film and has roped in Kunal Khemu and Amrita Puri for Jannat 2.

Paying tribute
Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, who comes from a family of singers, has finally composed a song and says it is a tribute to his grandfather, the legendary singer Mukesh.

Anushka Sharma, Vaibhavi Merchant, and Sonam Kapoor Matching attire
Vaibhavi Merchant hosted a special preview of her musical Taj Express. It was graced by several celebrities who are also her friends and protégés. Interestingly, Sonam Kapoor, Vaibhavi Merchant, and Anushka Sharma all wore black pants. Is it a trend in the making?

in sync:
Anushka Sharma, Vaibhavi Merchant, and Sonam Kapoor

Chatter box
Role call
Brilliant actor Rahil Azam has taken up a challenging role in Colors' Mukti Bandhan. He will replace Sumit Vats in the role of Jimmy. He gradually will fall in love with IM
Virani's daughter Nirali (Hunar Halli). When Virani finds out he will oppose their match and buzz is that later Jimmy might even be killed on the show. replaced. After Rahil's act as Vasant in Star Plus' Gulaal, it would be interesting to watch him again.

Fast forward
n Towards the fag end
n A leaf from the past
n In the right frame
n Back to work
n Coming of age


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