The Blue Mantra by Raghavendra Rathore All about Bride business
Anyone who will be able to simplify the dynamics of fashion deserves a huge round of applause. For, fashion changes in accordance with the weather, demographics; sensibilities of those who forecast it and celebrities who endorse it. And as you start believing that fashion is ever-evolving, it throws at you an example of a trend that has been there in India forever — bridal couture.

METAL EFFECT: The Blue Mantra by Raghavendra Rathore 

Poonam Pandey What’s with STRIP trip?
Team India won the World Cup 2011; a proud moment for us. Only few hours after the victory, everyone was looking for one person. Mahi, Sachin, or Sreesanth …..well, none of them actually! It was one lesser-known curious case of Poonam Pandey. People waited, waited and waited, but the model sadly (as most men put it) did not fulfill her promise of stripping on India's victory!

Salina Wali Khan and Yuvraaj Prashar                                                 play act: Poonam Pandey

it’s a beautiful day
A drive into nature’s lap
If driving in the rain is what you like, we suggest a visit to the Morni Hills this weekend. The winding road lined with pine trees, the nip in the air in the early morning and to beat it a warm cup of tea on the way…is idea is really alluring!

Long and short of it
Do you always wonder that why your returning journey to home went quicker than your outward journey, even though both distances and journey are usually the same? Well, here is the answer. According to a new study by Niels van de Ven and his colleagues it seems that many people find that, when taking a trip, the way back seems shorter.

What a Rock!
A vivid yellow diamond weighing 32.7 carats is expected to fetch up to $8 million when it is sold at the Christie’s auction in October.

An affair to remember
Already riding high on the opulence of the big fat Punjabi weddings, exhibitions will now have a new address - the recently opened JW Marriot. All set to raise the toast to the upcoming Bridal Affair, it will bring nothing less than the best for all those who are ready to take the 'saat pheras'. Among the raining exhibitions, hope remains to finally find the perfect dress and add on a tad bit more to the trousseau.

Artists of the group The Bunch  Brush with creativity
Behind the work of each artist lies the source of inspiration. Ranging from deers to train tracks, the exhibition by the students and staff of the Government College of Art-10 is an honest reflection of just that.

Artists of the group The Bunch Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

The best of Gujarat
A government of Gujarat undertaking has brought handlooms and handicrafts right from the land at Panchayat Bhavan-18. From the famous Sankheda wooden furniture (Rs 19,000 for a five-seater with a set of three tables) to well crafted dry fruit boxes, metal jewellery, copper bells, intricately embroidered suits, saris, kurtas and jackets and a host of other delightful items.
Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

The members of theatre group Fool’s Paradise Play along
While most of the plays do address socially relevant issues, this production by Fools’ Paradise prefer to emphasise the entertainment aspect. Ashad Ka Ek Din revolves around the life of a girl, Mallika who is love with Kalidas.

Fooling around:
The members of theatre group Fool’s Paradise

The Foodies
Savour the British tikka
The Big Ben in Sector 35 is sure to lend an English countryside flavour to the food scene of the city with delicacies from the UK, Scotland, Ireland and well, India finding a place in the menu. And adding more to the flavours, the restaurant is soon to add oriental dishes too, making it a great culinary package with a café, pub, and multi-cuisine, all under one roof.

Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Sayush S Nayyartrend setter
Being different
Style and haute couture will always be something which will be noticed and warrant a second glance. When it has an individualistic touch, it becomes the insignia style of the person which makes him/her stand out. Debonair model in the fashion and commercial world, Sayush S Nayyar shares his views

Sayush S Nayyar

Double standards
Couples with different body temperatures often squabble over bed covers leading to duvet wars, but now a newly designed quilt has promised to put an end to these wars for good. Bedding experts have created a split-warmth quilt, which is thicker on one side than the other. The TwoTog, which is made in a Lancashire mill for John Lewis, is believed to be the first in which the quilt comes in one piece.

Makeover magic
Tired of played sedate, butter-won’t-melt-in-the-mouth roles Prachi Desai is all set to loosen up and let her hair down. For Rohit Shetty’s Bol Bachchan, she teams up with Abhishek Bachchan and is going into the fun zone big time.

Imran Khan not in favour of remakes
n Kate call
n Ready for more
n All for love
n Main hoon na
n I want a baby: Theron
n First look
n Bollywood bound

first-day-first show
Thumbs down
The story revolves around seven couples brought together by fate. They face each other’s past, present and future. Basically a drama, the movie breaks down a number of stereotypes prevalent in our society. No emotion is ever pure. No right is totally right. No truth is whole truth. There is always some negativity to it. There are always some shades to it.

chatter box
The Real effect
We bring you some candid pictures of your beloved actors that may leave you surprised, shocked or simply amazed. We guarantee you would have never seen your favourite television stars in their most unguarded, real moments. Enjoy.

Intruder on the sets
n Same ol' story
n Awaiting the Bigg break
n Mutual admiration club
n Time over
n TV means business

High Spirits
Domingo’s treat 
An ideal cocktail drink just suitable for a memorable evening:


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