A new twist to an old story
Rewind to the 1962 classic Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam—the victimised wife takes to drinking to provide company to her adulterous husband. Now, to the 2011 adaptation of the classic, Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster—the wife is no more a victim. She is aggressive, ambitious, has a streak of madness, and is capable of cheating on her husband. Same rules apply to both sexes. So, on the one hand Sahib (Jimmy Shergill) goes around with other women, considering it as his birthright, on the other hand, Biwi (Mahie Gill) pledges to avenge betrayal, even better, uses a naïve gangster (Randeep Hooda), who falls madly in love with her.

Tough call: Mahie Gill

Tough call: Mahie Gill

Attila Bodo is a man on a mission. On the road, with not much in his pockets, this 32-year old from Transylvania (formerly Hungary) is on a world tour promoting a cause close to his heart - world peace. In Chandigarh, as part of his journey, (he has already covered the length and breadth of the country and also neighbouring Nepal), Attila talks about his endeavour. Highway is home for this wanderer who studied engineering and marketing but didn't complete it for he found it difficult to stay at one place. It wasn't easy for his family to accept his unconventional choice. "Since they loved me so much they let me follow my wish," says Attila.

Photo: Vinay Malik

Photo: Vinay Malik

Moving on to comedy
In the ideal world, a civil servant will probably write about his toils, tribulations and the challenges of being in a government set-up. Whosoever said we were living in a perfect world must have been long dead by now. Taking his humorous writings to another level, Vivek Atray has penned down a light-hearted book, Move on Bunny.

Dress like a princess
There is something about actor Vidya Balan that interests critics—fashion and movies, respectively. 'Roles with a difference' is something that the lady has always been talked about and on the stylometer her long, flowing, elegant Anarkali suits, courtesy fashion designer Sabyasachi.
Colour riot: Multi-coloured borders add to the beauty of Anarkali suits

Colour riot: Multi-coloured borders add to the beauty of Anarkali suits

Clothe your canine
Fashion weeks and more fashion weeks, summer-winter collections; fashion and style everywhere…..if fashion is something that is on your head, then you certainly shouldn't miss out on those who are turning your pets trendy.

Photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Photos: Parvesh Chauhan

For name’s Sake
Little Miss Bo-Peep… no she didn't lose her sheep, she's calling her dog! When it's all about 'puppy love' even Miss Bo-peep, can be the name. If that sounds sheepish, how about calling your pet Squishy? The logic is that you want to squish your dog, every time it looks at you? Well, how much of thought goes into naming the pet may totally depend on individuals, but almost every dog has its anecdote!

Jungle lure
Fancy having a picnic in the jungle with an anaconda and chimpanzee to keep you company, a big bear serving snacks and chirping birds and the roar of a lion for background sound? Well, you can do all that right in the centre of Chandigarh with Shivalikview-17 opening its Rain Forest Restaurant.

Animal instinct: Rain Forest Restaurant captures the true spirit of a tropical forest

Animal instinct: Rain Forest Restaurant captures the true spirit of a tropical forest

Going places
Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan's wife Sussanne has been nominated for the prestigious Quintessentially Awards-Asia Pacific as Designer of the Year in the Interior Design Category.

Education is slowly and gradually evolving in the beauty industry too. In fact, it is the most essential part nowadays. The whole concept of the brand Rusk which landed up with their team at Headmasters, Sector-8, Chandigarh, is to open up academies to educate the hair experts as well as the clientele about the correct usage of their products.

it’s rocking
Praise the Punjabi
How do you expect the song to be when the collaborators are rapper Ludacris and RDB? Cracker of a song! Shera Di Kaum Punjabi lives up to one's expectations. It's a perfect track for a sports-based film. It praises the Punjabis, has the required tempo and beats and has been delivered well by the singers.

Holiday fever
Radhika aka Rubina Dilaik has a hectic schedule thanks to her show Chhoti Bahu on Zee. Once in a while, the pretty actress likes to take a break with beau Avinash and go on short trips to chill and relax. Rubina shares her most memorable trips with us.

A fresh love story
Shahid and Pankaj Kapur's dream family project, Mausam realesed in a star-studded premiere. Here is what the glamourous attendees had to say in praise of it.

A different take
British singer Elton John is in talks to make a film about his life, his spokesman said in response to media reports about a planned biopic called Rocketman. Newspapers and websites said that Rocketman would be produced by John's partner David Furnish and Steve Hamilton Shaw and executive produced by the singer himself.

A Rockstar falls in love...
Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor will be seen in his most challenging role and finest performance to date in Imtiaz Ali's Rockstar. The superstar talks about making the movie, falling in love with Kashmir and Nargis Fakhri.

Tracking sound
"A cool film' is what Neerav Ghosh dreamt of making; and with his soon-to-be-released Soundtrack, he hopes to realise his dream! Musician-turned-director Neerav had three scripts ready before Soundtrack but somehow nothing clicked. However, things worked with this one - the movie is in post-production stage.

SOUND DIRECTOR: Neerav Ghosh (extreme left)

SOUND DIRECTOR: Neerav Ghosh (extreme left)

Paris in India
International celebrity Paris Hilton finally arrived in Muumbai on Saturday morning and left the shutterbugs fluttering, as she stepped out of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in a blue long dress.

ON TOUR: Paris Hilton

Drinking two or three glasses of red wine each day has no effect on lowering high blood pressure, according to a new research. Experts have previously praised antioxidants called polyphenols found in red wine for fighting heart problems, lowering cholesterol and slashing the risk of diabetes.

ON TOUR: Paris Hilton

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