Live from the field…
When Punjabi singers Jassi Gill, Ammy Virk, Hardy Sandhu and Girik Aman play football, what do you expect? A Goal of a different kind!
Jasmine Singh

Russia wouldn't have seen it this far. Divock Origi from Belgium sent the ball flying to the net in the 88th minute of the match in Brazil. We cheered, posted it on facebook and twitter. The FIFA is only rising like the humidity, and there is no way we see either of the two subsiding anytime soon.

Jassi Gill

Hardy Sandhu

Ammy Virk

Girik Aman

As we all sit and enjoy some not-seen-before football, the Punjabi music industry dribbles with a track scoring another 'Goal'. Sony Music comes with a single, sung by popular singers Jassi Gill, Ammy Virk, Hardy Sandhu and Girik Aman, dedicated to the on-going FIFA.

Needran uda uda key ney bana ta owl tu

Thaka jaha kar kar nit kardi fowl tu

Tabar mera agree, Piyo tera refree pucca karo kalol…Dil nu sadey bana key football ankhan naal kar do goal

Okay, it has no mention of Messi or Christiana Ronaldo. Neither it has an undertone of the war cry. The interesting part about this song is that it uses all the major terminology used in a game of football. This is a Punjabi ode to football and the singers, each one who is a football fan, have had a great time singing and shooting for the video.

Jassi Gill, the chocolate boy of the Punjabi film industry, enjoys every bit of the video. Jassi, who has been following FIFA matches, shares, "First, the song pretty well gels with the football fever all around. In this track we have woven the entire story around the girl and used all football terms like goal, referee, goalpost…to describe the situation." Jassi, who is currently working on his album, loves to play either cricket or football when he is with his friends. "I almost forgot that we were shooting the video. I was suddenly concentrating on scoring goals than acting in the video," he laughs.

The track Goal is already getting popular after its teaser got more than 1000 hits within minutes of its hitting the youtube. The song will be released worldwide within days. Another singer who has sung in the track, Ammy Virk, has pitched his bets on Portugal and Argentina. "Our track Goal comes just at the right time when everyone is hooked to football. The song is fun and the video is equally interesting. You might get some feel of We Are One only through the drums played in the video," says Ammy.

A Sony music presentation, the track Goal is funny romantic track with two more singers Hardy Sandhu and Girik Aman adding their bits. Hardy, who is a Ranji cricket player, would like to do more songs based on sports theme. "This one is funny and interesting with so many elements of football in it. Let's see if we score a goal.”

At least the singer, who is making rounds with his track Saari Wali Girl featuring Sunny Leone, knows this track wouldn't end in a tie. "See, we are already talking in the football lingo," adds Girik who did quite some running around while shooting the video. "We are better off than those players. We played with girls."

This one's a Goal for sure!

Spooky toppings
Something new, something fresh is what debutant director Akshay Akkineni wants to give cinegoers. His horror thriller Pizza 3D is the first step in that direction

Akshay Akkineni Akshay Akkineni grew up with films all around him. With celebrated film editor and eight time national award winner Sreekar Prasad for father, he sure has large shoes to fill in.

This 24-year-old debuts as a director with Pizza 3D and talks about the journey so far…

Natural progression

With my entire family into films, my getting into it was a natural step. I have been associated with films and theatre for long. I had written some scripts for plays and then I took the call to jump into films full and final.

Twist in the tale

I really liked the storyline of the Tamil film. I took up the tale, worked on the script and set my heart on directing it. I changed the story a bit to make it more exciting. Akshay Oberoi plays the lead. I had earlier worked with him in a MTV series Rush, all other cast came through auditions.

New dimension

The whole film is in 3D. It's India's only second film in 3D. The shooting took time, and filming was cumbersome. And, we have done lots of experiments in the film. I took up a genre not much explored and a format not yet done so far.

Learning curve

I share a beautiful personal bond with my dad. Working together professionally had its beautiful moments. While working on Pizza 3 D, we agreed on a few things, disagreed on others and agreed to disagree on yet others. Editing always enticed me, it's for the first time that I worked with my Dad full length on a film and learn the nuances of the trade. I definitely learnt a lot along the way, of course from my dad and each person on the sets.

All the best

The film has come out well. I am confident and also anxious at the same time. The film looks good. But will it find favour with the movie- goers would be seen only on July 18. I have my fingers crossed.

Haunted tale

Pizza 3 D is centred around a pizza delivery boy who goes to house on duty that has everything eerie about it, including the family members. The lead is played by Akshay Oberoi. Parvathy Omanakuttan, Arunoday Singh and Dipannita Sharma play other important roles. A supernatural thriller, this film is taken from Tamil hit Pizza, while the story has been redone to add twists and turns. 


Imran’s good looking friend...

Well, that's the compliment and an alternative name that the new comer Akshay Oberoi has received by none other than his best buddy's maamu, Aamir Khan.

Akshay Oberoi, who will be seen in UTV's 3D thriller film Pizza soon, is best friends with Imraan Khan. And he doesn't mind his alternative name by Aamir at all.

Being good friends, Akshay often hangs with Imran and Avantika and bumps into Aamir Khan all the time.

Every time when Akshay bumps into Aamir, he doesn't address him as Akshay, he calls him as "Imran ka good looking friend". Whether he wants to greet Akshay or call, he refers to him by this name. But Akshay is more than happy to have lost his identity to this new compliment-cum-name by his friend's superstar uncle. Well…it won't come as a surprise if we some day learn that Akshay likes the nick name more than his real name.

fan following: Akshay Oberoi

Vir does a DK Bose once again?

Vir Das' song Bhaag DK Bose along with Imran Khan in Delhi Belly was a chart buster and went on to become a cult song. While the song did extremely well, it was initially surrounded by a lot of controversies pertaining to the play of words in it.

Interestingly, Vir is coming back with another song in his upcoming film Amit Sahani Ki List and that is touted as the next DK Bose by insiders who have heard the song.

The song is called What The Fark (meaning kya fark padta hai) and has an interesting play of words in it.

The lyrics of the song are by the director and producer of the film themselves — Ajay Bhuyan and Tina Nagpaul respectively. Music is by Palash Muchhal and the song is sung by Rahul vaidya, Amit Mishra and Aditi Sharma.

Sweet gesture

Superstar Aamir Khan, known for shunning award shows, received a packet of sweets instead of a trophy at the Star Parivaar award show for his debut TV venture Satyamev Jayate.

The 49-year-old actor was honoured for his contribution to society through his TV show, which deals with social problems like rape, injustice to women, corruption and education issues.

"I am happy to be accepting this honour. But I don't think you should be giving me sweets because post Dhoom 3. I have put on a lot of weight. I think the success of the film has been too much for me," joked Aamir, who was accompanied by wife Kiran Rao for the ceremony last night.

Reflecting on his 25-year-old career, Aamir said he has been very lucky to get opportunities to work with great directors.

"I think the credit goes to the great stories written and the directors who got me on board. One of my favourite films is Andaa Apna Apna," said Aamir.

The actor broke into an impromptu jig onstage and shook his leg to the beats of his superhit song Aye kya bolti tu from 1998 film Ghulam. — PTI

Special touch
Aditi does a special song for Mrinal Kulkarni’s period drama Rama Madhav 

Known for being the guiding force behind showcasing beautiful B-Town dancers from Madhuri Dixit to Aishwarya Rai, Masterji aka choreographer Saroj Khan has roped in Aditi Rao Hydari to do a special song for her in Mrinal Kulkarni's Marathi period film called Rama Madhav.

An insider reveals, "Set in 17th century, based on the life and love story of the legendary warrior of the Maratha empire Peshwa Madhavrao and his wife Rama, the film has its historic, old world appeal. The characters and their costume etc are like it was in the 17th century.

Aditi's special song showcases her in a beautiful classic lehenga choli with exquisite gold jewellery, right from the maang teekas to the round nose rings. Keeping the look in mind and the fact that she needed a beautifully trained classical dancer, Saroj immediately requested Aditi to do the song, who in turn was only too happy to do it and work once again with her Masterji. Her classic beauty coupled with the fact that she's a trained classical dancer, all the pieces just fit in beautifully."

Maleficent does Jolie proud

Angelina Jolie-starrer Disney fairytale Maleficent has crossed the $ 500 million mark at the box office, making it the highest grossing film of her career.

Jolie's previous career best earning was in Mr & Mrs Smith where she starred with Brad Pitt. The 2005 film took in $478.2 million at the box office.

Maleficent, which saw Jolie playing the role of vengeful fairy, has enjoyed impressive staying power. The film continues to earn money in its fourth weekend. — PTI

JLo, Maksim spotted together

Singer Jennifer Lopez and dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who have sparked romance rumours, were spotted at a nightclub. The 44-year-old star and Chmerkovskiy, 34, who was recently seen as a judge on an Indian dance reality show, spent some time with the singer after a concert of Lopez on June 21.

"They partied and seemed really at ease together," a source said.

Lopez and Chmerkovskiy were spotted in the VIP area of the club, along with her entourage and one of his friends.

The group apparently celebrated one of the singer's crew members' birthday.

Chmerkovskiy and Lopez met in November 2013, when they performed together at the American Music Awards.

Lopez, whose break-up with dancer Casper Smart was revealed on June 6, had earlier denied that she was dating anyone.


Young and still going strong!

Popular TV soap opera 'The Young and the Restless' was the big winner at the 41st Daytime Emmy Awards by bagging four of the main honours, including Outstanding Drama Series.

'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' received its eighth trophy as outstanding entertainment talk show at the awards ceremony on Sunday, which was livestreamed for the first time ever this year.

The Young and the Restless star Billy Miller bagged the award for best lead actor in a drama series while Eileen Davidson of NBC's Days of Our Lives was named best drama series actress. Guiliana Rancic walked away with the Fan Favorite award, which was voted on by fans and given out on red carpet.

The Steve Harvey show was honored as outstanding informative talk show and Harvey also won the outstanding game show host for Family Feud.

ABC's Good Morning America won the outstanding morning programme Emmy. Kathy Griffin hosted the ceremony, with Billy Bush and Mario Lopez among the presenters. — PTI

Tom is at war!

Hollywood star Tom Cruise will reportedly star in Star Wars: Episode V11 in a cameo role. The 51-year-old actor, who is close friends with the film's director JJ Abrams, met him over the weekend to discuss a role, reported Contactmusic.

"Tom has been in London for over a week and met up with JJ and some other people from Star Wars at the weekend. On Saturday evening five of them met up for dinner and drinks at the Belgravia Hotel. JJ loves working with Tom whenever he gets the chance," a source said.

Star Wars is currently filming at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England.

— PTI 

fashion funda
Comfortably cool
Designer Aartivijay Gupta, who is known for her love for quirky prints, believes comfort should always be the first priority

Ashima Batish

Her collection inspired from the miniature paintings was very well-received by fashion followers and critics. Aartivijay Gupta is known for her love for quirky prints and this time she presented a mix of the same, using miniature paintings as the backdrop. As she makes a fashion forecast here, she says comfort is what shouldn't be compromised for style ever.

What's in

As we move from summer to monsoon, we need to shift from structured to flowing silhouettes in sheer, breezy and light fabrics. Simple and comfortable clothing should be preferred to voluminous clothes. Go for basic structures but at the same time, body-hugging clothes aren't meant for the season. A cropped top with a straight knee length skirt is the best pick for the season; easy, uncomplicated and extremely stylish.

What's out

Rigid silhouettes are out. So are plunging necklines. Go for boat necks or halter necks. The fit is very important but understand that there is a difference between well-fitted and tight fitted clothes.

Colour count

Like every summer, pastels are in this season as well. Monochormes are in fashion as well, just as tone on tone theme. Match a light peach with a dark peach and the combinations looks beautiful. On the contrary, big and bold prints are a trend to go for this season.

Dressed to the nines

It has to be Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone - they rarely go wrong. They triggered the trend of Bollywood celebrities wearing international labels on the red carpet events in India. Even if it is a celebrity party, they make an appearance as they are dressed for the occasion.

Leading in design

I follow every collection that comes out of the house of Alexander McQueen. An Indian designer I look up to is Sabyasachi.

On the Indian fashion industry

It's now that people are waking up to the importance of fashion. There is spurt of online fashion stores and of customers who want to indulge in fashion as well as luxury. People take pride in wearing designer labels and even retail stores are tying up with designers to cater to their appetite for good designs.

Party couture

For a cocktail party, pick a dress in sheer material like a net or lace knee-length dress. But for a beach or resort party, wear a maxi-dress with high slits in light fabric like chiffon.

Chhota Bheem comes calling!

Make your child's dream come true of meeting Chhota Bheem and his friends this summer. DLF City Centre Mall is proud to present ‘31 Days at Dholakpur’ with Chhota Bheem activity from June 20 to July 20, 2014. The iconic animation character Chhota Bheem and his popular friends have been brought alive exclusively for Tricity residents.

Says Caroline Dangwal, Mall Manager, DLF City Centre Mall, "DLF has created Dholakpur village within the premises of the mall where the animation character Chhota Bheem and his friends will participate in a meet and greet with lucky kids.” A special Dholakpur Zone has been set up, which is offering activities for kids like Feed the Bheem, Place the Bindi, Matka Making, Hoopla et all. — TNS

Doc Talk
More than skin-deep
Dr Vikas Sharma

If you notice that you or any of your family members have a darker and thicker skin on the neck or other skin folds, just do not ignore as it can be a sign of things to come. Patches of dark skin around the neck may force one to cover up the neck, even in the hot season. Some think that since the neck has many folds, dirt and dust gets stuck there! This dark, leathery skin should not be brushed off as a skin imperfection. In fact, it is a skin marker associated with a tendency of weight gain (obesity), skin tags, and later in their life an increased chance of developing insulin resistance and diabetes.

This skin condition is medically termed as Acanthosis Nigricans with "acanthosis meaning thorn thick" and "nigricans meaning dark". This can be linked to obesity, diabetes, cancer and other medical disorders.

Where do these skin changes occur? These skin changes are most frequently found around the neck, in the armpit, back of the fingers, breast folds, groin or any other place. The darkened skin may develop a thick leathery texture as well. What should you do if you find these changes? Acanthosis nigricans is like the 'check engine' light on your car. If you see this warning, you are in need of a check up.

Acanthosis Nigricans

It typically occurs in individuals younger than age 40, but in some cases it is genetically inherited. Overweight people tend to develop resistance to insulin over time. So although the pancreas is making insulin, the body cannot use it properly. This creates a build-up of glucose in the bloodstream, which can result in high levels of both blood glucose and insulin in bloodstream. Excess insulin causes normal skin cells to reproduce at a rapid rate. These new cells have more melanin. This increase in melanin produces a patch of skin that is darker than the skin surrounding it.


Acanthosis Nigricans can also be triggered by certain medications such as birth control pills, human growth hormones, thyroid medications and even some body-building supplements. All of these medications can cause changes in insulin levels. In most cases, the condition clears up when the medications are discontinued.

Other potential causes

In rare cases, Acanthosis Nigricans can be caused by:

* Adrenal gland disorders such as Addison's disease

* Disorders of the pituitary gland

* Low levels of thyroid hormones

* High doses of niacin

* Carcinoma of stomach

Treatment is largely focused on addressing the root condition. Generally the dark skin patches will fade on finding the root cause and getting it under control. Dark patches may be lightened with prescription skin lighteners.

Ongoing care & prevention

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can usually prevent Acanthosis Nigricans. Lifestyle changes like shifting to an active and regular exercise regimen - losing weight, controlling diet, normalising blood glucose levels (if raised) and adjusting any medications that are contributing to the condition are all crucial steps in the management.

(Dr Sharma is a Chandigarh-based dermatologist)

It’s Rocking
Top pop

Here is a much required breather from the electronic dance music singles, which have been ruling the music charts for the last few months. So, now you may leave the dancing to the clubs and give in to the pop balled titled Ghost, a debut single by British singer-songwriter, Ella Henderson, that was released on June 8 as the lead single from her upcoming debut studio album, Chapter One (2014). While the song was been written by Henderson, Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella, it has been produced by Tedder and Zancanella. The song debuted at number one in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Good quality

I am in love with Ella's voice. I think it's refreshing. Also, the song is very creatively overwhelming. I like the quality of the sound.

Anandita Sarkar, Delhi-based writer

Nice lyrics

I like the lyrics of the song. Besides, the music is good. I love the vibes of the song too; it's new and creative, which makes it interesting and original too.

Nitin Sharma, private bank employee

Great one

I really like the song, especially Ella's voice. It is a really interesting song and the lyrics are amazing. I listen to this song everyday on a loop when I am driving.

Kangan Pawar, content writer

(As told to Amarjot Kaur)

Master Chef
Long live the mango
Kandla Nijhowne

A lot of nature's bounties have short, seasonal spells. Once gone, we invariably wait for a year before savouring their goodness again. Luckily, many of them can be preserved in some form or the other. It's a delight to enjoy a strawberry jam or a peach preserve, long after we have bid farewell to these luscious beauties. Raw mango is another versatile fruit which morphs into countless forms, to be preserved and enjoyed forever. Here is a Gujarati style chhunda, tangy with the kick of heeng and delicious with rice, rotis, poories, ...almost everything!


500 gm grated raw mango

750 gm sugar

1 tsp salt

½ tsp haldi

1 tbsp chilli powder

A pinch of heeng

1 tsp jeera

Aam Ka Chhunda


* Take a deep karhaai and tip the grated mango into it.

* Add salt and haldi powder. Cover and sit for four hours.

* When the salt has enabled the juices to ooze from the mango, add the sugar bit by bit while stirring.

* Try to dissolve most of the sugar into the mix well before commencing cooking.

* Now put the vessel on the burner and simmer till the syrup thickens.

* By then the mango slivers will have softened and acquired a glassy, translucent look.

* Dry roast the jeera and grind coarsely.

* Add the jeera and heeng to the kadhaai; cook very briefly till the heeng dissolves. Do not overcook or the chhunda will turn brownish.

* Cool and transfer into sterilised jars. This will keep for a year!

Note: Use the Rajapuri variety of mango. You can substitute some of the sugar with shakkar too. It's healthier and lends a lovely colour to the chhunda.

(Nijhowne is a Chandigarh-based culinary expert)

chatter box
Daddy’s girl

Actress Pooja Banerjee, the Perizad in Nikhil Sinha's Hatim, is still very much a daddy's girl! Understandably, she has planned a gift for her dad who is going to retire soon. Pooja says, "I have seen my father work really hard. He invested a lot of his time on us and whatever I am today is because of him. His place in my life is priceless. So for quite some time I was thinking of a gift that would make him happy." And the pretty girl finally decided to give a car to her father. "Post his retirement I want him to relax and sit back, so a car is definitely going to make him happy. I can't keep that as a surprise because I need to discuss the model and technicalities with him."


A heart’s wish
Ankita Sharma, who plays the bold Laila in Rangrasiya, is a bindaas girl in real life too. She recently got a tattoo done, which she apparently wanted since a while. She got a peacock feather tattoo on her left wrist, which denotes spirituality, peace and integrity.

Puja Banerjee True devotion 
Parvati aka Puja Banerjee of Devo Ke Dev Mahadev fame, who is now a contestant in the seventh edition of celebrity dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, is a true devotee of Lord Ganesha. Along with her choreographer Rajit Dev, she walked till the Siddhivinayak Temple to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha recently. Despite her hectic dance rehearsals, the multitalented actress stood in front of the idol of Ganesha till the wee hours. Before kick-starting anything new and auspicious, abiding by the Indian rituals, Puja seeks the blessings of the Almighty. 


Price index!
Before Indraneil Sengupta was signed up for the cameo in Tumhari Pakhi, the makers had apparently approached Sanjay Suri. But the deal didn't work out as he reportedly demanded one lakh per episode as his fee. As it was too much for the maker, talks didn't go further.


Cold vibes
While their chemistry in Madhubala —Ek Ishq Ek Junoon is talked about, in reality actors Vivian Dsena and Drashti Dhami don't talk to each other. The actors only interact when it is time to shoot and keep minimal interaction. Apparently, they never got along and post Vivian's re-entry on the show, they have had ego issues.


Playing the lead
After having played the second lead in the show Tere Liye, Shakti Arora is over the moon to have bagged a lead role in Ekta Kapoor's next TV show Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi. He talks to us about his show, Ekta and more.

How do you feel having bagged the show?

It feels great. I believe in carving my own path. I like to take it slow and have worked really hard to reach here. Finally, I have got the big break I was waiting for.

Are movies next for you?

Yes, films are the ultimate goal but right now my focus is on this show.

You have done many shows. Which one has been close to your heart?

I have done numerous ones, including Ba Bahoo Aur Baby and Sanskar Laxmi. I even did anchoring on Imagine TV, but the biggest break of my career is this show as I play the lead. I think all those roles honed my skills.

What is your role?

I play the driver's son who is in love with the daughter of the house. It's about 'junoon' in love and being the silent lover. There is a lot of scope for acting. I am looking forward to working with some exceptional actors on the show, including Sarita Joshi.

Did you take inspiration from any one for the role?

I don't like to follow anyone. I would rather feel and do a role my way.

The year ahead
Madan Gupta Spatu

If your birthday is June 24...

Born on the 24th, you have a greater capacity for responsibility and helping others. Ruled by Venus, number 6 is a loving, stable and harmonious vibration. Pleasing news regarding money matters will soon arrive. This will not mean a massive boost in your income, but you should at least feel happy about the way such affairs are going. You'll be able to make great changes at work. You will enjoy a blissful life with your partner. Be prudent in communications; you can't trust people that are near. Don't mix friendship and business. Financial prospects improve next year. Be careful in handing accounts and finance. Love and friendship deepens, even if your social circle grows smaller.

Positive colours: White, Cream.

Select days: Friday, Thursday, Tuesday.

Favourable numbers: 5, 6.

Gems recommended: Diamond, Emerald.

VijayashantiCharity on birthday: Donate saffron dresses to priests.

You share your birthday with Vijayashanti (June 24, 1964, Andhra Pradesh), who has starred in over 185 movies. She is credited as 'the lady superstar' and 'The Action Queen of Indian Cinema'. Venus star is very strong in her birth-chart.

Astro Turf
P Khurrana

ARIES: New business deals offered to you are worth considering. Artists get acclaim for their work and make good money. If married, you draw closer to your spouse.

Tarot message: You are on the right track.

Lucky colour: Pink.

Magic number: 27

TAURUS: Business and work opportunities are plenty. Take one step at a time to climb up the ladder of success. You make an important effort to resolve family issues.

Tarot message: Business problems should be solved amicably.

Lucky colour: Black.

Magic number: 59.

GEMINI: You will have many public rivals. A loving interaction with your beloved is indicated. Focus on routine work and maintain a low profile. Overseas contracts are lucrative.

Tarot message: You should pursue your goals relentlessly.

Lucky colour: Green.

Magic number: 26.

CANCER: You are on your own, as friends and close relatives refuse to come to your aid. Poetry and literary gatherings hold your interest today. Despite your best efforts, domestic life will remain disturbed. 

Tarot message: Your determination to succeed will pay dividends. 

Lucky colour: Blue.

Magic number: 48.

LEO: Participation in a charitable activity is indicated today. The share market yields good profits after the recent uncertain phase. Tune in to your favourite music and unwind with loved ones.

Tarot message: Don't allow others to interfere in your business.

Lucky colour: Peach.

Magic number: 45.

VIRGO: Finances need urgent sorting out today and your idea is to save wisely for a secure future. A happy event celebrated at home is enjoyable and keeps you on your toes.

Tarot message: Lack of caution can leave you in losses.

Lucky colour: White.

Magic number: 25.

LIBRA: Thoughts of giving up midway are high. So weigh pros and cons wisely. For some, a flirtation is likely this evening. A Cancerian will surprise you with a generous gift. 

Tarot message: Seek out solid information before making any moves.

Lucky colour: Red.

Magic number: 50.

SCORPIO: There can be new career opportunities due to your past efforts. Spending quality time with your partner will be a priority for you. There can be good news regarding a family member.

Tarot message: Be active in catching financial opportunities.

Lucky colour: Grey.

Magic number: 58.

SAGITTARIUS: Meditation will help. Health and physical energy is good, but you need to take frequent breaks. Watch out for your diet and fitness routine.

Tarot message: Leave things open-ended for best results.

Lucky colour: Magenta.

Magic number: 51.

CAPRICORN: There can be appreciation for your ideas from colleagues. Monetary gains due to astute financial planning are indicated. If there are important meetings today, you need to be focused. 

Tarot message: Don't read too much into ordinary situations. 

Lucky colour: Yellow.

Magic number: 34.

AQUARIUS: A trip is on the cards. Your past efforts will start to show results. You will be unable to make up your mind about an important decision, so spend some time mulling over your options.

Tarot message: Feel free to change your mind.

Lucky colour: Green.

Magic number: 39.

PISCES: You will be in a cheerful frame of mind. Going out of your way to help colleagues or loved ones will earn you goodwill and appreciation. Students need to fine tune their plans for higher education. 

Tarot message: Concentrate on projects with reliable outcomes. 

Lucky colour: Pink. 

Magic number: 57.

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