On a sound note
A trip to Paris inspired the musician in Hamza, the owner of Wind Horse Records, who is all set to perform in Chandigarh. More travels have only made the musician in him stronger and better...
Hamza In one's attempt to understand dance music, which struggles to define itself on the parameters of several sub-genres ranging from electronic, techno to house music, there is more than just its essence that's lost. In conversation with Hamza, the owner of Wind Horse Records, the first house music label of India, who recently launched his album, Gitano (the Spanish word for gypsy), we stand acquainted with several facets of commercial and underground dance music. While the album was released in February this year, Hamza has been touring the country only to culminate his promotional journey in Chandigarh, where he will perform at F Bar with Rajasthani folk artists, Jasu Khan and Latif Khan of Mangar community, on Wednesday.

FUN TIMES: Mona Singh Method in madness!
Extraordinary talent in ordinary people makes for a risk-free reality show formula. The one where everybody gets to play themselves; no retakes, hardly any script, no dialogues to rehearse or briefs to follow. Precisely some of the things television actor Mona Singh is looking forward to in the fifth season of Sony Entertainment's show Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega. As a hostess, there's a lot to contribute. "The show is coming after two years and I am really looking forward to it. The judges are the same, but we have just finished shooting some of the episodes and they are all looking great. When the channel called me up with the offer, I was more than willing to be a part of it, especially because I get to be myself." 

Doc Talk
Laser power Say goodbye to ugly  scars with advanced fractional laser!
Scar scare
The natural ageing process, combined with sun damage, stress and pollution destroys collagen, the main protein of connective tissue that keeps the skin plump and wrinkle free. Laser uses beams of light energy to bore tiny holes in the skin, which works to put the body natural collagen. production on fast forward resulting in a soft, smooth skin!

Familiar cut
As expected, there is tilla, sequin, stone work, a lot of machine embroidery, and some hand embroidery on fabrics ranging from chiffon, georgette and silk in Priyanka Singh's collection at her newly launched studio in Chandigarh. But taking the well-trodden path is not the issue we are bothered about. In fact, there is nothing wrong with playing safe with standard fabrics and by and large using the same embellishments. Priyanka does exactly that but even then manages to score just about average with her designs.

Poonam Sood Face of Punjab
Apang Sewa Sanstha, a registered charitable society for the welfare of the under-privileged and deprived children is organising an event titled Mutiar Punjab Di Te Gabroo Punjab Da 2014, which shall be produced in the form of talent hunting musical extravaganza. Poonam Sood and Bawa Verma will be judging the contestants. 

HEART talk
Hush-hush affair
I am a 27-year-old married woman. I have a strong feeling that my husband is seeing someone in his office. I have overheard him talking on the phone in a hushed voice. Do you think I should confront him directly?

Sunny Leone STAR TRACK
Sunny excited about Mastizade
Actress Sunny Leone's last film Ragini MMS 2 has given her good momentum and now she is looking forward to her next release Mastizaade which she believes will be her biggest film till date. The upcoming film which is being termed as a sex-comedy is the first directorial effort of Milap Zaveri who has the script of several hit films to his credit. It is being produced by Pritish Nandy Communications. 

Sidharth surprises his mom
Sidharth Malhotra's mom is surprised after watching him in the teaser of Mohit Suri's upcoming film, Ek Villain with Aashiqui 2 girl, Shraddha Kapoor. As far as the personality of Sidharth Malhotra goes, the young actor is extremely shy, down to earth and reserved.

A casual attitude
Yaami Gautam is a pretty girl with a fit body. She looks good on and off the screen and recently grabbed eyeballs in a sexy black number. She shares some style, beauty, and fashion tips.

Taylor Swift Swift decision
Country star Taylor Swift has been getting fashion advice from Lena Dunham and says she has great taste when it comes to style blogs and stores. The 24-year-old I Knew You Were Trouble singer, who walked the ramp at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show last year, has been picking up style tips from the Girls creator. "For fashion inspiration Lena Dunham always has great websites and shops at great stores. She always tells me her newest obsession, whether it is a new website, a blog or a store, she's really good with that stuff. And Zooey Deschanel is one of the most fashionable people I know," Swift said.

Mahesh Bhatt plays a Buddhist monk
Mahesh Bhatt, who is all set to make his acting debut with upcoming film Siddharth, has started shooting for it in Manali. The 64-year-old director shared a picture of him from the sets on Twitter and said, "Stepping into the frame of silence. Mukul Misra's Siddhartha. Life is pain! Do not ask why it is so? It is so!"

Blooming love
Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha are now managed by the same professional endorsements agency. Shahid advised Sonakshi to join his agency and she did that. Meanwhile, it seems they are throwing caution to the wind as their romance enters full bloom. They were spotted having dinner together with a couple of friends and then went to Shahid's new place in Juhu where they partied till the wee hours.

Branching out
Young actor Srman Jain has turned producer. The actor, who is barely a few serials old in the industry, has shot eighty per cent of his first feature film in Marathi. He talks about destiny, his film and more.

Ranvir firm as anchor
Life has come a full circle for Ranvir Shorey he is back on television as an anchor. After much deliberation and contemplation, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa has finally found its new anchor in Ranvir Shorey, who started his career as an anchor. He has a very cheeky sense of humour something that is perfect for this show. Ranvir will sure forge a fresh equation with the judges and contestants. Ranvir Shorey is also a die-hard fan of the show's judge Madhuri Dixit-Nene. The two have previously worked together in Aaja Nachle and Ranvir is looking forward to interacting with her once more. He has also had a long association with the show's contestant Purab Kohli.

Recovering well
If you were wondering where Roop Durgapal aka Sanchi of Balika Vadhu had disappeared, well, she was unwell. The actress was suffering from chicken pox and is now better. She will soon join the shoot post being absent since two weeks.

The year ahead
If your birthday is May 14...

Astro Turf
ARIES: Self-employed and businessmen will feel like putting in a few hours to supervise property ventures. Conditions at home will be pleasant enough. Do not speculate today.



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