A tough call
Let alone retakes, there are no second chances. Theatre's biggest lessons come from the fact that it is live, three- dimensional and instant. Whatever lessons are left are taken care of by hard taskmasters and mentors rolled into one. Nadira Zaheer Babbar is never really in a sparing mode when training aspiring actors. "I am very demanding and I make them work really hard. That is because I work hard myself," she shares, while in Chandigarh for a weeklong acting workshop.

Making noise
Good music played in any corner of the world will make some noise everywhere else. Which is why the dance music being played in the clubs of Holland is being heard loud and clear right here.

Stars in her eyes
Poorvi Koutish Perhaps it is Poorvi Koutish's easy-going charm or the captivating demure, which blends effortlessly well with the intense jazzy texture of her voice. A former contestant of the show, Indian Idol, Poorvi was in Chandigarh at the inauguration of Saraswati Music, Dance and Cultural Academy, Panchkula, and while she exchanged an interesting banter with us about her music career, it appears that there is more to this 19-year-old than just a beautiful voice. This city girl took to singing courtesy her mother, who won the music show, Sa Re Ga Ma in 1998, and considers her as a role model.

Poorvi Koutish

Crop it right
The sight of a painfully tight cropped top on a rather well-endowed woman and the hurt that the sight caused was motivation enough to write on how to wear a cropped top — the fashion style that owes its origin to the pop culture of the late 80s and early 90s. While this trend came a full circle last summer, it is still doing the rounds on the shelves of some extremely fancy brands.

What’s brewing?
Now you can club beer with some clubbing. Giving in to the patrons' demand, Ooze The Brauhaus, Panchkula unveiled its new lounge. While the freshly brewed beer remains the USP, the state- of- the art lights and music also throw open a dance floor and lounge that offers some private and group sitting.

PHOTO: Nitin Mittal

Ten on ten
If ever someone has to be anointed as the face of fashion in Bollywood, the unanimous choice would be Kangana Ranaut. Have you ever seen her failing to make a fashion statement?

Fun workout
Dance Aerobics means more than getting fitter, toning up and losing weight for the team RAAG. Manish Rana, who led the team to Limca Book of World Records, 2014 in the Fastest Dance Aerobics Category is now aspiring to better his own score.

Get physical
Mix & match
Weight loss and loss of inches are important and related components to every weight loss plan but they don't always co-exist. During the initial days of gym training stepping up on the weighing scale and the feeling of unhappiness appears with what is seen on the scale.

Say cheese!
Hotel Mountview, invites wine lovers to chat, sip and pour during the splendid Wine & Cheese Festival that brings marvelous show and expertise to share with festival goers and to provide an insight and inspiration vis-à-vis wines and cheeses.

The big chance
Punjab da Chatpataka an interesting Talent show was organised at Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh to choose the talent in "Singing, Comedy and Mimicry". The winner of the Talent Hunt will get a chance to act with leading Punjabi actor and singer Gippy Grewal.

star track
Randeep Hooda Randeep’s next big project
After critically acclaimed Highway, Randeep Hooda has bagged a role in Deepa Mehta's next- an action-packed story about love and family- titled Inland.

Staying fit, B-town style

Outward bound: Randeep Hooda

chatter box
Amrapali Gupta A role to remember
Tanveer, who is the sole reason behind all the troubles in everyone's life, is all geared to spew venom once again with her villainous act on Zee TV's Qubool Hai. Mastermind Tanveer (played by Amrapali Gupta), who has been scheming, plotting and wreaking havoc in everyone's life will be seen in the show post a leap in a new avataar! Blinded by hatred, Tanveer killed everyone including Asad-Zoya just before the leap.

Mistress of spices

Up for the task

Enjoying success: Amrapali Gupta

The year ahead
If your birthday is June 2...


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