He-man & his hot brood
While the film industry is moving on the expressway with all its speed, thrills and crashes, Deols have their own way alongside, where they walk at their own pace, enjoying the work and what life has to offer…

Bobby Deol
Bobby Deol

I was born to love … says Dharmendra and you believe him! The star, once ranked one among the 10 most good looking men in the world, comes across as a beautiful person. He looks great at 77, is doing action and raring to go.

The hospitable, humble side of his is what we see on Saturday at The Taj Chandigarh as also that of a protective father, growing old man penning his thoughts into poems. He comes just ahead of his home production Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 hits the screens. "YPD was a success, so here we are here with double the comedy, action and romance," he says.

People flock to this charming star, shower him with praises and tell him that he is the best among the Deols. But the proud father just folds hands and says, "Doctors' sons become doctors, masters' master and patwaris' patwari, so actors' actor."

Kristina Akheeva
india calling: Kristina Akheeva

Grateful for a life so blessed that he is happy sharing his happiness with all those who come along. But Dharmendra has one regret. His name was missing from the celebrations of 100 years of Indian cinema. He feels the tinge but hops on to celebrate the rest that life has to offer, "Right from Dilip Kumar to the youngest crop of actors all love me and so do people, what more can I ask?"

Merrily he recounts the tales from his childhood, how he got more affection from his father and talks of his darling daughters with whom he loves to talk and meet often. He goes on and when his staff wants to whisk him off, he protests, "These people have a right over me, I belong here!"

Dad's the best

Bobby Deol is at his charming best despite being sleep deprived, puts on his shades to get clicked and unabashedly sings paeans of Deol family!

"I find the most good looking man and the best actor in my dad, my grandmother was the most selfless woman and my mother the strongest."

YPD 2 has been fun, for Deols are family first than actors, he confesses. And he is happily planning the launch of the next generation of Deols in the coming years, the youngest of them he calls Dharam!

Neha Sharma
fun filled: Neha Sharma

Besotted beauties

Neha Sharma and Kristina Akheeva are beauties in their own right and all besotted by the eldest Deol. "He is the true star minus any airs who ensures the welfare of everybody on the sets." Neha plays a dumb, exaggerated Salman fan in YPD 2. "I laugh at her, hope you will too!" Kristina being born in Russia, brought up in Australia and having worked in all over Asia, has found her dream run that of being an actress in India. "Main thodi thodi Hindi bol leti hun aur samajh bhi leti hun," says the actress who is proud to have dubbed for the film, "There is an accent but they say it goes with my character of an Indian girl brought up in the UK."

YPD 2 brings the three mighty Deols and two pretty damsels in a film that promises to be high on entertainment. Well, it's for you to see…

A perfect retreat
City life can eat into the vital senses! Moving out to some nature’s havens sure helps you rejuvenate…
Jasmine Singh

We understand you are bored of eating at a fine dining restaurant; in fact you remember half the things on the menu and you are in no mood for any other house party…the traffic is killing you. Hang in there as we spin a quick solution for you and this requires just about nothing except a small drive. Literally!

Cruise your way through the maddening life of the city, head for something more serene, beautiful, green and entertaining. Scroll the options and quickly pick up a nearby destination for a weekday or a weekend. So, if you are bored of the rigmarole of city life; just pick up your car and hit these places.

Fort Ramgarh
Fort Ramgarh

Regal flavour
Fort Ramgarh

Tired of eating at five stars or raising a toast at the bar? Then you might want to stop at a heritage hotel for something real! Fort Ramgarh with a 360-year history amazes the visitors when they enter through the 37-ft high door, the tallest wooden door in India.

Not too far: A 12-km drive from Chandigarh brings you to Fort Ramgarh.

If you wish to stay: There are 30 rooms divided into three different categories - Vintage (Rs 3,999), Royal (Rs 4,999), Royal suite (Rs 5,999) and tree-top mansion (Room on a tree for Rs 2,999) (exclusive of taxes).

USP: It specialises in Rajasthani cuisines and a royal ambience.

Ethnic touch
Aura Vaseela

If there is a book that you want to finish for a long time now or you are looking for quality time with your mate or a bunch of friends, there is nothing like Aura Vaseela, a rural heritage resort that blends ethnicity and modernity.

Not far: Aura Vaseela is a countryside resort located in Nadiali village, Mohali. It is 6.4 km from the Chandigarh airport.

USP: It is strictly not a marriage palace. Rather it is a getaway place with lush green lawns, a restaurant that serves Indian, Chinese and continental food; truly a place where you can relax.

If you want to stay: The place has 20 rooms, six super deluxe rooms (Rs 4,500), six cottages (Rs 3,900) and eight deluxe (Rs 3,200), inclusive of breakfast and exclusive of taxes.

Drop in: You can drive down at around 5 pm for an evening tea and sumptuous snacks; if you want to stay you need to make bookings in advance.

Wild calling
Golden Tulip Ambient Resort & Spa

Golden Tulip
Golden Tulip

If you are missing the whiff of fresh air and the drive through the meandering hills, Golden Tulip Resort makes for that perfect destination. Combined with the wilderness of nature and the luxurious facilities, the place stirs up a feeling of being free!

Not far: The place is located on the way to Morni Hills, around five minutes away from the Nada Sahib Gurdwara. The hotel-resort is in close proximity to NH 73 and NH 22.

USP: Apart from the numerous facilities like terrace dining, a swimming pool, banquet hall, conference hall, the place boasts of a hi-end VIP Bar and Lounge. This lounge is attached to the swimming pool (touted as the biggest in Panchkula), has a discotheque and bar counter. Another USP of the place is the spa offering all kinds of facilities. Being near to the city, you don't have to spend much time in the traffic. Offering the view of the mountains, the place can be your retreat from city life.

If you want to stay: The place offers an arrangement of 44 rooms, which are packed with facilities. The gym and spa can be used by residents and non-residents as well.

An ideal day: An all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant, patio terrace and a live band over the weekends (Friday to Sunday) can make for a perfect day. You can also throw a pool party!

Green zone
Chimney Heights Resort

If party is the idea, you might want to consider Chimney Heights Resort. It is the greenery that will soothe you from the very first look.

Not far: Almost 13 km from Chandigarh.

USP: The place is known for private parties and outdoor arrangements near the pool. A villa, made of wood, gives the feeling of a castle.

Farm world


This is the farm stay approved by the government of Punjab under the farm tourism scheme. If you want a feel of the farms, see how the real Punjab looks like, dig into some authentic Punjabi flavours combined with a generous mix of luxury…Casba is the place.

Not far: 1.6 km from Landran, towards Sirhind and Chunni road, Casba offers a treat of green environs.

If you wish to stay: Casba comes under the diamond category offering five star services. You can take a pick from six deluxe rooms (Rs 3,600 plus taxes) and two luxury suites (Rs 4,600) loaded with hi-end facilities. Breakfast for the residents is complimentary. USP: At any time of the week, you can plan a day trip to the place and dig into authentic Punjabi food. Get to taste chutney, jaggery, ghee and much more. In case you wish to, you can make your own barbeque.

The three-part agenda: If you wish to stay back, you can break your day into three parts. You can look around at the rural set-up that has been constructed to familiarise people with traditional Punjab. In part two, you can interact with local families and in the final stage, you can go around the nearby village on a guided tour. 

Taste of India
The fine dining restaurant Chingaari at Pride KC Hotel & Spa offers everything Indian, from food to music to décor
Amarjot Kaur

Slathered with the robust flavours of Indian soil, the country cuisine tenders much insight into the evolution of its tradition and culture. With an attempt to converge the cuisines of various cities of India, Pride KC Hotel & Spa launched its fine dining Indian restaurant, Chingaari, on Friday. Well, for those of you who fancy grandeur and elegance while listening to live music as a band of ghazal singers entertain you, this is your ultimate respite from the usual eateries in the city.

The prime credit that scores a major plus for Chingaari is its ambiance, which is illuminated with swanky chandeliers and is decorated with fancy wooden dividers and Indian handicrafts. As far as the food is concerned, the delight remains unmatched as Chef Hemanti runs an open kitchen while you remain engaged with your flavourful conversations.

“You can choose from an array of authentic Indian food that reads on the a la carte menu. We have selected over 65 signature dishes from over 300 dishes that were prepared by Chef Hemanti, who has earlier served at JW Marriott (Mumbai), Le Meridian (Chennai) and O Hotel (Pune),” shares Desh Raj Singh, food and beverage Manager.

“I’m aiming to bring a whole range of tandoori breads, including the multi-grain and whole wheat breads, which complement the Indian cuisine well. My speciality is that I use raw masalas to bring out a flavourful feast,” says Hemanti while adding, “Meanwhile, we have attempted to bring the delicacies of various regions under one roof, for instance, Lahori khatte alloo, tabak murg (Delhi and Lucknow), shorshe maach (Bengal) and paneer khada masala.”

Now, if you are waiting for desserts, the name lehsun makhane ki kheer may raise quite a few eyebrows, but once you taste it, you’ll land yourself in an utter amazement of how deceiving the names could possibly be. Chingaari remains open on all days, except Tuesday, “Tuesdays are the most dull of all the days in the week,” says Desh Raj. So, if you care to indulge your taste buds for an Indian delight, drop by as the place remains open from 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm. Also, for the heads up, a table for two would cost you up to Rs 2000. Bon Appetite! 

The right composition
Anil Juneja

Body composition is an important determinant of your overall health. And if you want to lose weight then understanding this component becomes essential. Because when you say you want to lose weight, you actually mean that you want to, ‘lose excess body fat’. So, there can be difference between losing weight and losing excess body fat. You can understand the difference by understanding the concept of body composition.

Understanding mass

Body composition is a technical term used to describe various components that make up the body weight. Mainly it’s expressed as a ratio of lean mass to fatty mass. Lean mass includes muscle, bone, skin, internal organs and body water. Fatty mass is mostly composed of body fat as well as internal essential fat surrounding organs. Those with a higher proportion of lean mass to a lower proportion of body fat have a healthy body composition.

Cause & effect

A person with poor body composition can have negative physical and psychological effects.

Having excess fat increases the risk of many diseases, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and certain cancers. On the other hand, extremely low body fat can also lead to serious health problems. Because fat plays a key role in the immune, metabolic and reproductive system functions. The body uses fat for energy storage and to create a protective cushioning around organs. Body fat also contributes to temperature regulation and hormone production. So having too little or too much body fat can be unhealthy. So, it means for your body to function properly it is essential that your body contains a certain amount of fat. Women should have approximately 15 to 25 per cent body fat. Men should have approximately 10 to 18 per cent body fat. Advanced athletes, bodybuilders or sportsmen can have lower percentages.

Muscle vs fat

It is also important to understand that muscle weighs more than body fat so as you lose excess body fat and gain muscles; your total weight will increase as your body fat percentage decreases.

This implies that even though you weigh more, you’ll actually be leaner and you’ll also look thinner! So next time, don’t make mistake of monitoring the results of your fitness regime just by stepping on the weighing scale. Because a weighing scale gives you your total weight, which consists of lean body mass and body fat. And the purpose of your weight loss programme should be lowering excess body fat instead of concentrating on simply “losing weight.” So when you step on that scale, you won’t have the clear picture that you lost muscle mass or body fat. So keeping this in mind, monitor your fat percentage to achieve healthy body composition.

(Juneja is a fitness expert)

Winner takes it all!

The DLF City Centre has turned five and celebrated its anniversary through month- long fun-filled activities and shopping bonanzas. The celebration culminated in a big lucky draw–for a swanky Harley-Davidson Super Low worth Rs 5.7 lakhs.

Luck finally showered on a 29-year-old model-turned-Punjabi film actor Parminder Singh Saini who lives in Mohali. Parminder is currently shooting alongside Sarabjit Cheema in upcoming Punjabi flick Yaar Anmulle -2.

The winner was ecstatic on getting the object of everyone’s desire at the mall. “I was eagerly waiting for the draw to take place. This is a dream come true for me and my family,” said the proud owner of the Harley-Davidson SuperLow. — TNS

Tech world

Deepti Dang, trade marketing head of hp India, inaugurated a new hp World outlet in Sector 20-D promising the computer savvy, especially youngsters, an ultimate and unforgettable lifestyle experience.

The hp World unveiled the latest range of ultra stylish all-in-ones, desktops, laptops, tablets and ultrabooks along with an assortment of accessories like gold-plated pen drives, blue-tooth speakers. —TNS

star track
The rules of chasing
The singer shares on how she would only drop hints and never like to actively pursue a guy

Country star Taylor Swift says that she likes to drop subtle hints when she likes guys but she would never chase them. While the 23-year-old Love Story singer has a number of tricks to show a guy when she is interested in him, Swift said she would never actively pursue someone, reported a website.

Taylor Swift"I ran into this problem a lot when I was in junior high because the guy I liked never noticed me. The best thing to do is to give little hints. Go up and talk to him! But don't seem desperate. And never chase a boy," Swift said. "I think it's always good to be somebody's friend first. If it escalates into something more, that's awesome. If not, now you've got another friend. Never be jealous. You can be competitive, but never be jealous. If you're jealous in a relationship, it's because you're not confident of yourself," she added. Swift also revealed how she had her first kiss at the age of 15.

The We Are Never Getting Back Together hit maker, who has dated a string of stars including Joe Jonas, Harry Styles and Jake Gyllenhaal, says that she was a late bloomer but is happy she waited because she dated the guy for a year afterwards. "I was 15. I was one of the last of my friends to ever kiss a guy. It wasn't a bad kiss. I think it was cute. We ended up dating for a year," Swift said. — PTI
Not me: Taylor Swift

The costume drama

Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez said that producers on Britain's Got Talent (BGT) requested her to wear the revealing black outfit that drew complaints from viewers. The On the Floor hit maker performed on the ITV talent show recently wearing a black bodysuit that flashed her bottom cheeks, reported a publication. Jennifer Lopez "I think people are so much raunchier than I am. I feel like I'm so tame. We wore it at Billboard and Britain's Got Talent said they wanted exactly the same. So I thought I'd wear the outfit in black. No-one complained at Billboard. I think people just like to talk. It was a body suit. A lot of performers wear that these days. It is standard stage clothes. I'm not going to walk down the street like that," she said. The 43-year-old singer will perform at this weekend's Sound of Change Live gig. — PTI
Stage managed: Jennifer Lopez

A bear hugNeetu Singh

Neetu Singh was not particularly fond of Deepika Padukone when she was Ranbir Kapoor's girlfriend . Things have changed now. At the screening of a movie, she hugged Deepika warmly because she liked her work in the movie and has no problem with Ranbir and Deepika's friendship.
Past present: Neetu Singh

No sister act, this!

Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has lashed out at people, who call her 'the hot sister', saying it is an insult to her siblings Kim and Kourtney. The 29-year-old has recently slimmed down but she says it is not a compliment if it comes at the expense of her siblings Kim, who is pregnant with her first child, and mother-of-two Kourtney, reported a website. "I am sorry but I do not find it a compliment when I am told that I am 'the hot sister'. I appreciate the compliment but this is not a competition. We are sisters and women need to stop being compared to other women! Beauty is not how we look, it is how we act (sic)," Khloe posted on twitter.

Khloe lost weight earlier this year when she was constantly compared to her petite sisters. "After my father died (in 2003), I gained a lot of weight, and then I was in the spotlight. I was quickly blasted for not being a cookie-cutter sister like Kourtney and Kim. I understand why so many people have eating disorders," she said. — PTI

Genelia D'souza Genelia’s tiffin service!

Genelia D'souza would take dabbas for the cast and crew of Masti's sequel. Her husband Riteish Deshmukh is shooting for the movie. Everybody loved the Maharashtrian tiffin she got comprising rotis, aamti, Kolhapuri fish, shrikhand and puran poli. How sweet!

Sweet gesture Genelia D'souza

Kicking up a storm

Mallika Sherawat Mallika Sherawat called India "regressive" at the Cannes Film Festival. Actresses like Madhuri Dixit and Priyanka Chopra have given it back to her on Twitter saying that India is progressive and even wannabes like Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey have slammed her. Interestingly, Kalki Koechlin felt that she is right about India being regressive for women, as mannequins displaying lingerie are also banned here.

Opinion piece: Mallika Sherawat

Preity Zinta The break point

Preity Zinta's Ishkq in Paris may have come and gone but it kept her busy, from pre-production to editing to promotions, for two years. She now wants to take a break from production and only act. But we wonder who is casting her!

Acting smart: Preity Zinta

I still struggle with eating disorder: Demi Lovato

Singer Demi Lovato, who was in rehab to beat an eating disorder, admits to still struggling to stay healthy.

The 20-year-old claimed that her fans helped her recover, reported a publication. "My fans have helped me in many ways. One, because whenever I have struggled and thought about going back to bad habits, there's been times when I have contemplated what I am really doing. Do I really have a problem and then I think to myself, 'Yeah, my fans are holding me accountable and I have to stay strong for them,'" she said. The X Factor host looked healthy and happy when she took to the stage, to perform on Britain's Got Talent, recently. Lovato credits her honesty for enabling her to get on in her career and get closer to her fans. "I've been honest about the things that I've been through and because of that, a lot of people have learnt from my mistakes and the things that I've been open about. I think that's been what's brought me and my fans closer together," she added. — PTI

Age no bar

Milind Soman & Shahana Goswami While it seemed that Shahana Goswami and Milind Soman had called it off two months ago but they were spotted dining happily at a suburban restaurant that specialises in Bengali food. They talked softly and laughed too. She is 27 and he is 47 but they are doing fine.

Love birds
Milind Soman & Shahana Goswami

Amisha Patel Down and out

Amisha Patel is down with gastroenteritis and she had to skip the New York leg of promotions for Shortcut Romeo and return to Mumbai from London. She has a weak stomach, which worsened by travelling and time zone changes.

Retired hurt: Amisha Patel

Ranveer Singh Action, by chance!

Ranveer Singh started off as a romantic hero but has now become an action hero, having done extensive stunts in Raam Leela, Gunday and Lootera. Sham Kaushal has choreographed his stunts in all the films and is all praise for the actor and his dedication to perform the stunts under any condition.

Stunt scene: Ranveer Singh

B-town’s long lost lovers
Most Bollywood romantic movies have happy endings with the lead pair uniting but that does not always happen in real-life. Bollywood's very own couples have broken off and do not even talk to each other anymore. Here is a list

Irreconcilable differences
Salman KhanSalman Khan and Aishwarya Rai:
They had crackling chemistry in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and started dating during the movie. They broke up because of Salman's drinking and violence, which she refused to tolerate. He even created a scene outside her house and it was off after that. She is the only girlfriend he has had who does not talk to him.

Sad story: Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai

The unequal match
Vivek OberoiAishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vivek Oberoi:
Aishwarya and Vivek did not even look like a couple or talk much when they were a couple because she always denied it and he was the one going on about her. She was the ice maiden and one fine day she dumped him and moved on to Abhishek Bachchan. Vivek is now married to Priyanka Alva.
Status update: Vivek Oberoi

John Abraham and Bipasha Basu Split wide open
John Abraham and Bipasha Basu:
They were inseparable for nearly a decade and then they split publicly and John moved on and maintained a dignified silence about his former flame. Bipasha made digs at him alleging that he strayed. They cannot stand each other anymore and are not friends at all. They do not even talk about each other to the media anymore.

Silent treatment:
John Abraham and Bipasha Basu

Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor Once upon a time
Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan:
They split when she dumped him for Saif Ali Khan in 2007. After that they have avoided each other at public events and Shahid was not even invited to her wedding. They stopped talking from the moment they broke up and often look through each other.

Sudden turn
Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor

Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor The family feud
Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor:
Abhishek and Karisma dated for five years before getting engaged but the engagement was called off for reasons best known to them. They stopped talking to each other and there was a problem between the families too. Abhishek is married to Aishwarya and Karisma is married to Delhi-based businessman Sanjay Kapoor.

Separate ways
Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor

chatter box
On a musical Journey

Sony Entertainment Television presents youngsters on the biggest platform where they will exhibit their talent. The channel all set to add melody to your weekends with the most dynamic singing reality show Indian Idol Junior, for the first time ever starting June 1. Bringing alive its theme Gaano Ka Wahi Jaadu, Ab Bachon Ki Aawaaz Mein, the Junior Idols will recreate the aura of music in their own distinct style, vying for the title of the first ever—Indian Idol Junior.

This season will feature participants between the ages of 5 to 15 who are going to mesmerise the nation by lending their voice to just not one but, many tunes. All set to create ripples in the music world, these young stalwarts will be taking singing to a new dimension. Indian Idol Junior will not only chronicle the fascinating journey of a child to become the nation’s first ever Indian Idol Junior, but also capture their heart-warming, innocent, entertaining and honest stories.

Amidst great pomp and fanfare at the launch, hosts of the show the charming Karan Wahi and the effervescent and elegant Mandira Bedi presented the vivacious talent powerhouse, Shreya Ghoshal along with ace music director duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani, who enthralled the audience with their power packed performances. They also spoke about their journey in search of that one voice andThe judges of Indian Idol Junior how they travelled the length and breadth of the heartland to scout the best young singing talent that the country has to offer.

So get ready to embark on a journey with the juniors, who will touch every Indian, move them, inspire them and entertain them for the next 14 weeks!

Indian Idol Junior Premiers on June 1st 2013 every Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

Child’s play: The judges of Indian Idol Junior

A tough step

Choreographer, director and TV judge, Remo D’souza, is looking forward to the new season of the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa. He feels this season will be tougher as judges will have to work harder on the dancers and non dancers on the same platform.

What do you think of the contestants of this season?

This time we have better variety. And as far as dance is concerned, everyone is good. This time we have a singer, comedian and other wildcard entry on the show.

You have been judging since so long, is it easy?

It has never been easy. In fact, this season it will get tougher because we have brilliant contestants. Earlier, there was a balance but this time, we have Lauren from film ABCD, the little girl Shonali, who is the winner of IGT and Drasthi Dhami. We also have non-dancers, like Shaan, Sidharth Shukla and others. So its going to be a tough call.

Will you have a new punch line?Remo D’souza

No, I will stick to “This Is It”. It has become a takiya kalaam now. People wait to hear that, so why change.

What satisfaction do you find in judging the show?

When I look at the choreographers dancing with celebrities, they come with unusual concepts and dance forms. Sometimes, even I get to learn so much. Also, it gives me a kick when I watch them do something different and I think that I should be able to do it better.

You directed the film, ABCD and now the actors in it Punit, Lauren and Salman will be in the show. How would you see them as a judge?

I know their strengths and flaws. They will have to go a notch higher to prove themselves.

Balancing act: Remo D’souza

A bold pursuit

Zee Cafe brings the hit UK television series, Mistresses,a provocative and thrilling drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends.  The show stars Alyssa Milano as Savi Davis, Rochelle Aytes as April Malloy, Yunjin Kim as Karen Kim, and Jes Macallan as Josslyn Carver. Savi is a successful career woman working towards the next phase in her life—both professionally and personally—bucking for a partner at the law firm where she works while also trying A still from Mistresses to start a family with her husband, Harry. A real estate agent, Josslyn has no interest in a committed. Meanwhile, April is a widow and mother of a ten-year-old daughter. In the effort to rebuild her life, April opens a shop for home decorating. Karen, a therapist, with her own thriving practice reconnects with the girls after her involvement in a complicated relationship with a wealthy and married patient goes too far. The four friends find support in each other as they brave their turbulent journeys and life’s storms of excitement, secrecy and betrayal, all the while bound by the complex relationships that they have created. Watch Mistresses every Sunday at 10 pm on Zee café.

Stormy affair: A still from Mistresses

Gaurav Chopraa Unlocking the locks

Gaurav Chopraa, who is famous for his long locks, got a hair cut recently. Apparently, the handsome actor went for the hair cut because his girlfriend, Surveen Chawla insisted. We wonder what will the makers of Uttaran do to justify his character, Raghuvendra Pratap Rathore.

Hair & there: Gaurav Chopraa Sara Khan

Health issues

Sara Khan of Life OK’s show, Junoon, has been busy because her boyfriend, Paras Chhabra, due to improper diet and heat, felt unwell. He was rushed to a hospital as he almost fainted. They found out that he had fever and soon was taken care of.

Sick leave: Sara Khan

Astro turf
P Khurrana

ARIES: Let your imagination run free today. Luck will favour you. Cash crisis will resolve after 3 pm. Think twice before acting. Health needs attention. Tarot message: Work could pose certain minor difficulties but don’t worry. Lucky colour: Green Magic number: 33.

TAURUS: Do not bury disturbing emotions, rather work on them. Conflicting energies in the cosmos make this a good day for rejuvenation. Unexpected visitors bring interesting news. Tarot message: Balance your energy. Lucky colour: Peach Magic number: 51.

GEMINI: Your card “the Sword” signifies that enduring relationships can be formed with new people. Stick to your regular job as the best way of boosting your reserves. Tarot message: Stay positive and keep calm. Lucky colour: White Magic number: 34.

CANCER: Concentrate on your career path and the business at hand. Your popularity is an asset to you. A surprise windfall can give cause for celebration. Tarot message: Dare to accomplish those tasks which take up a lot of time. Lucky colour: Rainbow pastles Magic number: 39.

LEO: Money rolls in after lunch. You will have to modify your plans. Friends’ company stimulates you. Your determination will ensure success. Today is a good day for romance. Tarot message: Retain the fruit of your hard work. Lucky colour: Black Magic number: 27.

VIRGO: Discuss investment. Real estate matters may suffer. Your confidence and self-esteem are on the rise. Put your ideas forward and enjoy the positive response. Tarot message: It’s the thought that counts, not the price tag. Lucky colour: Saffron Magic number: 45.

LIBRA: A good day for romance. Avoid gossiping because it can spoil your chance of success. Sportsmen: get more exercise. Think before applying for more credit. Tarot message: Make use of financial opportunities. Lucky colour: Yellow Magic number: 47.

SCORPIO: Go along with the wishes of your family members. Do not be too demanding with loved ones. Frank discussion could clear the air. Health needs extra attention. Tarot message: Do not leave things to chance. Lucky colour: Deep red Magic number: 32.

SAGITTARIUS: Give more attention to your health. Do not take on chores that would take a toll on your health. Appointments and meetings could fill up your day. Stay focused. Tarot message: Use your judgments. Lucky colour: Crimson Magic number: 29.

CAPRICORN: No need to put your hard earned money on stake. Be realistic in any business negotiations or plans. It is about time that you brushed up your creative talent. Tarot message: Stay calm and focus on your goals. Lucky colour: Orange. Magic number: 42.

AQUARIUS: Planning to buy a house? There are good offers on the cards. Patience and hard work pays. Focus on leadership and inspiration. Loved ones are likely to be agreeable. Tarot message: Try to relax and put your cares aside. Lucky colour: Purple Magic number: 61.

PISCES: Avoid alcohol and drugs to avoid doing anything stupid. Home renovations may need more money. Speak to your partner about using joint finances to cover an extra loan. Tarot message: Be confident and dont let minor issues affect you. Lucky colour: Burgundy Magic number: 58.

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