Dad's the way!
You can fight, but you can definitely not do without their support in life. This Father's Day, we highlight the special father-son bonding
Jasmine Singh
Gags Aulakh & MPS Aulakh; Puran Chand Wadali & Lakhwinder Wadali
role model: (L-R) Gags Aulakh & MPS Aulakh; Puran Chand Wadali & Lakhwinder Wadali
Gags Aulakh & MPS Aulakh; Puran Chand Wadali & Lakhwinder Wadali

Daddy's lil girl Priyanka Chopra was prepared about her father Dr Ashok Chopra's illness. But the day he died of cancer, her world fell apart. The little girl would miss the strong shoulders of her father. The pampering, the nagging, everything. My Daddy Strongest wasn't just a tagline for an advertisement, it is a fact we all know and enjoy. Lawn tennis player Andre Agassi was a product of an over-zealous father whom he hated for creating a tennis court to which he was figuratively chained to at the age of 7. Later, he saw how much he was like him. He would let fall, even ignore it sometimes so that you can get up again. He will yell at you for being a useless kid and talk nineteen to dozen about you with your friends.

On Fathers Day, we let the emotions run as both father and kids talk about the different kind of bond they share with each other.

Like father like son

Gags Aulakh adores his father sardar MPS Aulakh, retd DGP Punjab. There is nothing about his father that he dislikes. "If I could be 10 per cent of what my father is, I will feel blessed. As a kid I always wanted to be like him. He is my role model, my hero and I owe him everything."

I am still scared of him

Punjabi singer actor Lakhwinder Wadali has his share of beatings from his father. But it is a unique bond they share. "My father Puran Chand Wadali has always played the role of a father and guru. He used to scold me and even hit me while teaching. I would hate him for that. It was when I grew up I realised all that scolding was for my good. When he is not teaching me, he takes over the role of my father. Then he is concerned about my work and everything else. I wish I can be like him, I wish I have his strength, patience and dedication.

Friend forever

For Ganeev Bains, owner, The Blue Blazer and The Pewter Room, his father DS Bains, home secretary, Punjab is less of a father and more of a friend. "Things with him are easy, and we don't have the formality of a father-son equation. I appreciate and enjoy that the most. As for what I don't like, I wish he would work less and spend more time with family - but that's life."

For the father, Ganeev is an affectionate chap. "He is very warm and friendly with both family and friends. There's nothing in the world he wouldn't do for this family or friends, and there's nothing in the world they wouldn't do for him."

Kids grow up

Theatre artiste Mukesh Gautam is a father to two bright girls, both working in the film industry, Surilie and Yami Gautam. "As a father I am always concerned about them. Whatever Yami has achieved is because of her hard work. She wanted to give me a perfect gift on Father's Day, but I told her that she has already made me proud."

All things classical
The ongoing Chandigarh Summer Festival is all set to present Salim Arif's play Hum-Suffer
Amarjot Kaur
Salim Arif and Lubna Salim
Salim Arif and Lubna Salim

As the rainwater washed away the summer stress, it was time again for creativity, which was seething under the heat of the summer sun to express itself. At the first ever Chandigarh Summer Festival at Tagore Theatre, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs UT Chandigarh, there was much respite from the usual humdrum. The ongoing festival brings different artistes from across the country, while bringing music, dance, and drama that will shorten the length of the long summer days…

Dramatically diligent

'The course of true love never did run smooth'. Pardon the audacity with which we quote Shakespeare, but all those of you who fancy fine literature, poetry and drama, there is perhaps no better creative escape than this. Directed and designed by Salim Arif, written by Javed Siddiqi, enacted by Harsh Chhaya and Lubna Salim and garnished with Gulzar's poetry, the one-and-a-half-hour long play Hum-Suffer aims at bringing forth the complexities of relationships in the modern life.

"The key ingredient of the play is the way it highlights the need of companionship and social responsibility. The biggest challenge, however, was to sustain two characters with a set that comprised one wall, two chairs and a table. Moreover, the play only has seven scenes, which are not planned; they just happen," says Salim.

"I was in a quandary while enacting the play because it has so many pitches that are in contrast with each other. Usually, there is a beginning, middle and an end to a play, but here, these three fundamentals are the elements of each scene. Also, we recorded Gulzar's poetry in his voice and the play features as many as 16 of his poems," shares Lubna while adding, "We have been performing this play for over three years now and each time the audience asks for the poetry in the play, so we have come up with a poetry album by the name of Nazam." This play is about a married couple, the pain of their separation and of how they deal with it.

Watch it on June 16.

The sound of music

The soul of Indian classical music has something very eternal and timeless about it. Perhaps that is the reason why it never loses its sheen. At Tagore Theatre, some of the most eminent musicians from Kolkata wax eloquent about the sanctity of the traditional music and reaction from the audience across the world as they stress on the necessity of improvisation. "I would refrain from saying that classical music is endangered for it spares us with much scope for experimentation, except the 'bandish', with which you can not really tamper with. To expand its reach, one needs to improvise and there has to be a system of progression," says Kaushik Mukherjee, a sarod player, who grew with some of the most decorated exponents of classical music, including, Pt Ravi Shankar, Pt Jasraj and Ustad Bismillah Khan. At the age of six, he was honoured as the 'child prodigy' as he was able to recognise 175 ragas.

Classic moves

Dr Mahua Mukherjee, who was honoured with the Rabindra Puruskar by the Tagore Research Institute of Kolkata for reviving Gaudiya Nritya, which is a Bengal's School of classical dance, was also in Chandigarh to perform at the festival.

[email protected]

One for the road!
To each his own! If some derive thrill by driving swanky super cars, then others prefer those rustic vintage vehicles and yet some others fancy those radio control toys…But what they all want is a homogenous group to belong to… 
Manpriya Singh

A club membership might come with its set of clichés and stipulations, but for some, the sense of belonging is a reason compelling enough. Others would rather celebrate getting together with like-minded people. Still some others revel in the recognition coming along the way. The reasons for joining a club might vary but the birds of same feather just need to flock together. Bringing you a few such stories from the city…

Super thrills

Something about super cars and super bikes that brings out the child in any adult! Elite Rides, Chandigarh aims to bring together the passionate people on the roads. "We were a part of this club in the UAE. There was no such club in India around that time. Two years back, we formed this group in Chandigarh," shares Govind RV, the founder member. "It's a club on super cars and super bikes, so anybody who owns one is welcome to join in." While the number of bikes comprises 30 to 40, there are as many as 40 to 50 members who own super cars. The club activities range from rides to parties to get-togethers over lunch and dinners.

Old-world charm

In keeping with the spirit of celebrating old world charm, the Vintage and Classic Car Club of Chandigarh brings together the beauties that the roads long bid farewell to. "We were really fond of preserving our culture. Generally people throw away whatever is not latest, so we formed a group of like-minded people. People who took pride in old vehicles and cars," shares Balvinder Singh, a member who owns a 1966 model yellow beetle. "Anyone who has a car that is more than 40 year old is welcome to join the club."

The 30 members come together over rallies in Chandigarh and outside. "We sit together and exchange notes." It's been over 10 years since the club and the members came together.

Control freaks

The fact that it's rare doesn't disqualify things, for a passion is a passion nevertheless. Never mind the over 20 dormant members, gaming over radio control cars has many a taker. "We are as many as seven to eight active members," shares Amit Kangra, co-founder of the RC Club of Chandigarh. The thrill of gaming over radio controlled cars can only be felt, never understood. "We formed this club over three years back. I bought these toys abroad and was driving them alone at Leisure Valley when someone approached me."

The track in Morni beckons the enthusiasts for Sunday competitions and get- togethers. "But till September end, we don't hold any event because there is humidity in the air and that is not good for the engines." He adds, "Three of us even went for the National Championships in Hyderabad."

Bullet boys

They are essentially the biker boys. The motorcycle made by Royal Enfield has enough fan-following to be an institution in itself. Road Survivors is what they like to call themselves. "We have as many as 50 to 60 members in the Chandigarh chapter. It basically started as a platform for all Royal Enfield owners coming together," shares

Jojo Khurana, co-ordinating member. The event may or may not be sponsored, funding is never an obstacle for the motor enthusiasts. "We've been to Dwarka in the West, Nagaland in the East, Kargil in the North and Kanyakumari in the South." He adds, "We celebrated our 10th anniversary this March and everything gets planned during online meetings." Coming up is a Ride-O-Mania in Chennai, next year. Way to go!

To melody & memory
Faridoon Shahryar dedicates his debut album Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise to his father Prof Sharyar on his 77th birth anniversary
Jasmine Singh
Faridoon Shahryar
tune in: Faridoon Shahryar

Robert Frost was asked what poetry meant to him. He picked the word emotion and joined it with thoughts. What emerged was something like this-poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Faridoon Shahryar, a musician had to walk through the labyrinth of memory collecting words, images, thoughts, expressions which his father, the famous lyricist Professor Shahryar of Muzaffar Ali's Umrao Jaan fame, had used to create poetry. It was his father's soulful renditions that inspired Faridoon to release Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise. And this soft spoken musician feels the genre of ghazals will never fade. In fact, as long as the heart beats, it will be there.

Says Faridoon, "Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise is the name of my ghazal rock album launched by premiere online music portal It comprises five songs." Having made an album out of his father's words, Faridoon has found a new way to express emotions. The entire process started when he and his friend Navneet Kedar started working on his father's poetry almost four years back. "Navneet composed and recorded the tracks while I sung them," he shares. However, things did not happen overnight. "We did not rush into it. Every ghazal or nazm was picked carefully, and everything around it was worked accordingly. We wanted to create it in such a way that it would be soothing for the listeners."

Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise has received a great response from the listeners and the Bollywood industry as well, with film stars like Mahesh Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan and musicians such as Himesh Reshamiya talking about it. He admits shyly, "We have tried to keep the instrumentation to the basic. We have tried to highlight emotions through it. Every word stands out and pulls the strings of your heart."

With a music video giving face to the singer and also to the expression, Faridoon has released the video for the track Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise. "Again the idea was to keep it basic so that it goes with the theme. The video has been directed by my wife Aarefa Faridoon. It was shot at various locations like Tokyo, Sarawak (Malaysia) and Mumbai." In addition to this track, Fariddon has also done the video for another soulful track Wo Andheri Raat Ki Chaap Thi which ranked among the Top 10 at

Despite filmi music occupying centre-stage Faridoon believes people still want to listen to something that touches their heart. "Melody will never die and no matter what those who love rhythm and melody will keep coming back for it." launched five ghazals in the album Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise. Faridoon has also written, composed and sung over 100 jingles for radio. But this is the debut for this artiste who is also trained in classical music.

All the tracks carry some deeper meaning. "Everyone can relate to the tracks. Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise happens to be my favourite as I recorded it 20 days before my father passed away. "I am glad my father could hear it. The track talks about loneliness, which we all feel sometimes,' he smiles softly like his tracks.

[email protected]

A cut above
Tanya Malhotra

Think about hairstylists and Javed Habib is the first name that comes to mind. After the huge success in Chandigarh and Panchkula, Javed Habib's Hair and Beauty Salon opened another salon in Phase X Mohali. "Bollywood is not the fashion; it's you!" That's how Javed Habib begins. "The customers are brand conscious and smart these days. And when it comes to Punjabis, they follow fashion like no other race. The need is to expose them to the world of experiments, where the customer can trust the hairdresser. And that's exactly what we hope to do," he says.

It's that simple!

Interestingly, while other experts like to chatter on products, Javed's funda is very much different and connectable. He says, "Drink a lot of water, include grains in your food, go for a morning walk and most importantly, smile! These very basic steps in life can make all the difference and not just to your hair and skin but your life altogether. My upcoming book 'Hair Yoga' explains that in details.

Colour decode

Picking a colour for your hair is like picking a lipstick. It shouldn't be a matter of what you like but what suits your skin tone and keep it simple. For a fair skin tone, go for copper-based colours; while for a darker tone go for a brown base.

An aggressive approach

Around 400 of Jawed Habib's salons are now established across 21 states all over the country. Apart from this, the brand is now international too with salons in cities including Singapore, Dubai and London to name a few. In Punjab itself, the brand has around fifteen salons. And it doesn't stop here! Javed says, "The brand is aggressively approaching new horizons. While we are looking at even larger number of salons by the end of this year, we have also opened our training institutes across the country to give a professional experience to the customer and make sure they are satisfied." He further quips, "If you don't like our service, you're free to chop off my hair." We guess all that's required between a hair-stylist and a customer is the trust and the bonding. Javed surely brings in a complete package! "Hop into the salons for some great deals or become a member of the Brand to avail the special 'members only' discount at all our stores," Javed signs off.


  • Shampoo your hair everyday
  • Get a haircut every 6-8 weeks
  • Go to a professional salon
  • Listen to your hairstylist
  • Stick to one shampoo
  • Oil your hair twenty minutes before a hairwash
  • Use serum and henna

Monsoon woes

  • Get a short hair cut
  • Use minimum conditioner or oiling
  • Avoid gel, mousse or wax
  • For longer hair, get layers and fringes
  • Play with highlights
  • Don't be afraid of hair fall, its common in monsoon.

Rajat returns as Akbar
Rajat Tokas
King Size: Rajat Tokas

Dharamveer, Prithviraj Chauhan and Tere Liye, Rajat Tokas is now back on TV with Ekta Kapoor’s historical drama Jodha Akbar. Rajat talks about the new role and his challenging role.

You are making a comeback on TV and yet again in a historical drama.

Yes, Jodha Akbar will be another historical drama after Dharamveer and Prithviraj Chauhan. I have always done different roles and now I am being given the opportunity to play the character of Akbar is pretty awesome. Being a sensible and mature person I have to understand the gravity of the topic and perception of Akbar.

Tell us about the show.

The story of Jodha Akbar will start from the point wherein a young Akbar has everything in life. We will show his journey from a ruthless king to a lover.

How did you prepare for the role?

A lot of hard work has been done on emotional and physical sense in the portrayal of Akbar. Jodha changes Akbar in a way that she makes him realise that killing someone or demanding respect is not right. You have to earn respect. I am trying to live the character as much as possible. I also had to practice sword fighting and horse riding.

Did you grow you hair as well?

Yes I did. I have beautiful auburn hair so why not grow it for this role.

It must have been tough to wait for over two years post Tere Liye?

Yes it was tough. But my work kept me going. I am glad to have got this challenging role.

Ayushmann clears the air

Ayushmann Khurrana is more than a flash in the plan. His second film may not have done as well as his first but he is in a good space, has loads of visibility and also sets the record straight about his attitude and image.

Son shine

I want to spend all my holidays and free time with my infant son Virajveer. He is the one I long to be with. I regret that I am not spending enough time with him because of my schedule with movies and hosting shows.

Family wise

My parents and in-laws have been a huge support to us. My wife has been quite busy lately and they stepped in to look after our baby. Our parents understand that we are in our twenties and trying to make it big in our careers, so they have been very cooperative. They feel that early marriage and parenthood should not bog us down.

Arrogance and all that

I was shocked when I heard stories about me being arrogant. I have never been termed as arrogant by anyone. I used to be in touch with journalists throughout my TV days. However, now I am working 24x7. It's simply not possible for me to answer every call, which is why I route them through my agency or manager. That is a normal protocol in the industry. I guess some people have taken offence to this. I feel that my transition from TV to films was very sudden and beyond expectations, which might have made people feel that overnight success has gone to my head.

Growth chart

I am happy with the fact that I got to grow both as an actor and a composer with Nautanki Saala. In the film, I played the role of a theatre artiste, which in itself is a challenging task for a film actor. People were expecting a lot from me after Vicky Donor, but then Nauntanki Saala was a different kind of film altogether. It was an experimental film and I am happy with it.

Kissing scene

I think that Indian cinema is becoming more realistic now. That's one of the reasons we are seeing kissing scenes in films. I feel that it's okay as long as your partner is cool with it. Thankfully, my wife has never had any issues. After all, you are just acting. If you do a lovemaking scene, it does not mean that you are really making love to that person (laughs). It also depends on how comfortable you are with your director and co-star.

Sonam wants her own identity
Sonam Kapoor doesn’t want to cash in on her father’s name
Sonam Kapoor
Daddy's darling: Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor is Anil Kapoor's daughter and a fashionista in her own right. She claims that she has never cashed in on the success of her father. She wants to create her own identity as an actress now.

On Anil Kapoor

He has worked really hard, all his life, to be Anil Kapoor. I don't want to use that as a stepping stone for myself. He deserves more than that. Suppose I don't do well, I don't want my life to reflect on his life. He has his own journey and I don't want to take that away from him. My dad gets very upset as I don't take too many pictures with him or do films or take money from him. He keeps talking about us kids to everybody and he is very proud of us and shows our pictures to everyone.

Identity crisis

I have worked really hard to create my own separate identity, which is more than that of a star daughter. I speak my mind and I am hardly politically correct. I have done it because of my dad. My films post Saawariya like Delhi 6, Aisha, Thank You and Mausam failed to click with audience except I Hate Love Storys. I introspected about my career. I realised that I wasn't comfortable playing these characters as I thought I wasn't convincing or good enough to play them. At that time, I stopped signing films as I wanted to feel proud of my filmography.

In the pipeline

I have an interesting mix of films coming up, in which I play different characters too and they are not glamourous at all. I have Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Raanjhanna, a YRF comedy with Ayushmann Khurrana and the remake of Khoobsurat.

Daddy's darling: Sonam Kapoor

star track
Mutual admiration club
Deepika Padukone
Teaming up: Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone says it was a challenge for her to get the Tamil accent right for Chennai Express. She thinks Chennai Express is special enough to be her second movie with SRK. Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan says he is naturally protective of Deepika Padukone with whom he acted five years ago in Om Shanti Om. He loves her growth and progress as a person and as an actress. They are good friends today and comfortable with each other. He feels proud of Deepika.

If you have it, flaunt it
Shraddha Kapoor
Cloud nine: Shraddha Kapoor

After a super successful hit Aashiqui 2, the lead actress of the film, Shraddha Kapoor is on cloud nine. The actress is appreciated by one and all wherever she goes. Wherever Shraddha goes she has been recognised as Arohi, which was her screen name in the film. Recently, the pretty actress was spotted at Mumbai airport. An airport official saw the actress and instantly addressed her as Arohi instead of her real name. A friend of Shraddha tells us, "Shraddha is enjoying the current space she is in. Her character Arohi is well recognised by all. For her, this film will be indeed special." Shraddha was glad that her fans have loved her character so much. She feels that she is blessed with such good fans. It's very rare that the actors are known by their screen names even after the release of the film. The pretty actress is really happy for all the response she is receiving.

Priyanka Chopra Professional to the core

Priyanka Chopra is back to work within forty eight hours of her father Ashok Chopra passing away. She has continued her training for the Mary Kom biopic and is working hard. She is known for her professionalism and she proved that once again.
Life line: Priyanka Chopra

Back to square one!

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto is back on, social networking site, Facebook after a gap of four years and in one of her latest posts she has condoled the death of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan.

"I am a bit late to the party but after closing my FB account in 2009 because of some unpleasant intrusions, this is the first time I'm getting back on it... I begin a new journey with this Facebook page," said Freida in one of her posts, adding that she will use the platform to talk about causes that are close to her.

The 28-year-old actress was forced to deactivate her Facebook account in 2009 following the intense scrutiny of her personal life, post her global fame with Slumdog Millionaire. Freida also shared her grief over the suicide of Jiah Khan. "I'm sorry I have gone a bit quiet. I have been very disturbed by the news of the young and beautiful actress Jiah Khan passing away... The entertainment and film industry is definitely not as easy and glamorous as one may think of it. It is common and brutal to be on the very top one day and the next day you could be nowhere in sight," Freida said. —PTI

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan Couple of dates

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan are spending quality time together by going out for dinners as they like doing that. They were present at the opening of a new restaurant in the suburbs and they dressed casually. John Abraham was also there. We wonder if they exchanged any words.

Dinner table: Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan

Tina Ambani Friends in need

Tina Ambani is a close friend of Priyanka Chopra and she was there by her side for a long time when Priyanka was inconsolable. She even visited Priyanka at her residence at Versova. She asked her to be strong as they spoke about the beloved and gregarious Dr. Chopra.
                                                                        Helping hand: Tina Ambani

Blessed, once more

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri KhanShah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan are having another baby through surrogacy. It was Gauri's idea and she even spoke to Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao about it because they had a baby through surrogacy. Their doctor is the same. It is a boy because Gauri wanted a third child and she suggested this new method. He will be arriving soon. Congrats to the happy couple!

Proud parents: Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan

Under my umbrella

Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif has six sisters and one brother. She has taken on the responsibility of settling them well. She has been working since a young age. A couple of her sisters are married with kids and Isabella's NYFA education was funded by Katrina. She also supports her mom's charity work.

                                                                            Soul sister: Katrina Kaif

chatter box
Off the record

A still from Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke The lead girls in Zee TV’s Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke Roopal Tyagi and Mahima Makhwana are surely the closest sisters but off screen they don’t share such a good rapport. The reason is that Roopal is older to Mahima and she gets along much better with Aanchal Tyagi who plays Charu.

sister act: A still from Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke

Retired hurt

Eijaz KhanEijaz Khan who had hurt his shoulder during the rehearsals of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa recently got operated for his shoulder injury. He will rest for a week and then work on strengthening his arm. The channel has to take a call about his return to Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

hard time: Eijaz Khan

Star calling
Richa Chadda(R) getting henna tattoo done in Jaipur
Richa Chadda(R) getting henna tattoo done in Jaipur

This week in Star in Your City, UTV Stars brings the vivacious bombshell – Richa Chadda to the pink city of Rajasthan – Jaipur. Richa will be seen indulging in the delights that the city has to offer, while she also visits her fans. When in Jaipur one cannot miss the opportunity to visit the famous Hawa Mahal, while she visited the Hawa Mahal, she didn’t miss the opportunity to shop at the local market either. She was on a complete shopping spree, and was so excited looking at the ethnic products that the market had to offer that she ended up buying quilts with popular elephant prints, jaipuri jutis, lamps, umbrellas and other accessories. The high point of her shopping indulgence was when she found a cage lantern that she was looking for over a month! While Richa explored her shopaholic side at Hawa Mahal, she also tried her hand at cooking an authentic Rajasthani dish – gatte ki biryani.  She also very excited to try out the Jaipur’s folk dance; she was particularly excited when she saw the traditional matka dance. She was so impressed that she instantly had the urge to learn it and well she picked up the dance steps quickly and performed them with grace. While she gracefully danced on the tunes of Rajasthani folk music, it was time to perform the Kathputli Dance Show. Richa ended her day with the intrinsic art form of henna, while an artist made a henna tattoo on her foot. Watch In Your City on June 16 at 7:00pm.

What a loss!

Recently Jay Soni aka Kishen of Sanskaar lost his wallet. He lost his debit cards and money but what hurt him the most is that the wallet was a gift from a close friend.

Special appearance

Ranvir Singh (L) and Sidharth Shukla in Jhalak Dikhhala Jaa In Jhalak Dikhhala Jaa this weekend, Ranvir Singh will make an appearance. He had a great time on the sets and even danced with Sidharth Shukla. On seeing this Karan Johar commented that Ranveer is the Sidharth of television and Sidharth is the Ranveer of films.

Ranvir Singh (L) and Sidharth Shukla in Jhalak Dikhhala Jaa

Astro turf
P Khurrana

ARIES: You start the day on a philosophical mood. Do not jump to conclusions in haste. Not a good day to form partnership. Ventures may fail when associates withdraw support. Savings may get used up. Tarot message: Must learn to accept responsibility for self and others. Lucky colour: Mauve. Magic number: 25.

TAURUS: Kids keep you busy. E-mails brings message of affection and hope. You will not be able to have things your own way. Marital difficulties can be eased through a mutual friend. Tarot message: Your determination to succeed will pay dividends. Lucky colour: Saffron. Magic number: 44

GEMINI: Do what you can to improve your relationship with your spouse. Sensitive day for joint financial affairs. A personal project may have to be put aside for the sake of a social commitment. Tarot message: Use your instinct to get into the top circle of power. Lucky colour: Peach. Magic number: 30

CANCER: Money problem will continue to crowd in. Keep calm even if people around you lose their heads. Your parents need extra attention. You will make progress toward achieving your goals or dreams. Tarot message: Do not divest assets or transact in uncertain matters. Lucky colour: Orange. Magic number: 47

LEO: Start making the changes you keep talking about like a new diet or an exercise regimen. An unsatisfactory relationship can come to an end bringing all the heartache of separating the property and perhaps the kids. Tarot message: Emphasise on spiritual needs. Lucky colour: Yellow. Magic number: 51

VIRGO: The card The Lovers signifies that a friendly and helpful atmosphere surrounds you. People are likely to be drawn to you now, so dress to impress. Go shopping for new clothes to make you feel good. Tarot message: You gain by being practical; don’t be emotional. Lucky colour: Black. Magic number: 63

LIBRA: A chance to get in with the movers and shakers can come your way. Your ambitions can be realised if you use your connections. A romance might have reached the stage of moving in together. Tarot message: You will be happier if you retain the fruit of your hard work. Lucky colour: Metallic grey. Magic number: 52

SCORPIO: Keep a clear mind, as you are likely to face too many irons in the fire. If you get confused, nothing will work. You are in danger of blowing your budget if you don’t practice restraint. Tarot message: Don’t waste an opportunity by not exploiting a contact. Lucky colour: Red. Magic number: 50

SAGITTARIUS: Give attention to little jobs today. Check all information regarding legal matters. Watch your thinking as it can easily spin you into a depression. Do not speculate. Tarot message: Consolidate your gains instead of throwing security to the winds. Lucky colour: Brown. Magic number: 56

CAPRICORN: Gossip will bring you down and you might hear something you would rather not know. Your popularity is on the rise and a leadership position could be offered to you. Tarot message: Frankness and ability to state the truth are your strong points. Lucky colour: Crimson. Magic number: 33.

AQUARIUS: Unstable influences suggest uncertainty. Stay in bed and enjoy the relaxation. Be compassionate and try not to judge harshly. You may bow out of a social event to spend more time with your loved ones. Tarot message: Avoid frictions with business partners. Lucky colour: Pink. Magic number: 41

PISCES: Any change made at work or in your job brings favourable results. Domestic wrangles are sorted out. Enemies are continuing behind your back. Do not take people on face value. Tarot message: Your own aims, ideas, opinion matter a lot. Lucky colour: Peach. Magic number: 30

HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | E-mail |