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Happily ever afterwards...
A reality check...
IT WAS a pleasant surprise for people from academia and intelligentsia to witness a gathering of around 400 people at three-day seminar of Indian Association of Muslim Social Scientists and Institute of Objective Studies at a place like Patna in ...
Full steam ahead
EVER HEARD of smoking beauties? Author Ashwini Lohani brings them to your doorstep with the exception that these beautifies were once, in the form of a steam engine! He breathes life into them through his book "Smoking Beauties" published by ...
Reginald Massey's book on Indian dance forms has just been released. R. V. SMITH turns over pages and memories with the author.
To Sir, with queries
THIS PAST month I met Sir V.S. Naipaul twice - once at Khushwant Singh's home and then at Bhaichand Patel's. In fact, when the latter invited Naipaul for a dinner get-together he'd already done the deed - somewhere in between the Bambaiyya ...
Facts from fable
A simple man who writes on extraordinary beings. That's Dilip M. Salwi. Now, he has authored Kalpana Chawla's biography. SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY speaks to the unassuming writer.
Anthem against anathema
WINNING HEARTS is the flavour of the season. Be it elections or India-Pakistan cricket series, the key players are busy putting matter over mind - Craft a soft spot. Now Samsung, the title sponsor of the historic cricket series, and Sony Music ...
On song after first love
HIS FACE may still exude the teenage gleam but Santanu Mukherji or Shaan has shined to maturity. In New Delhi to promote Seagram's ten-city "Aksar" tour, Shaan says the days of singing teenyboppers are over. "It is all about growing, discovering ...
In tune with success
Pavan Varma is a diplomat yet thrives on controversy. He professes a serious interest in history yet his latest book is named "Love and Lust". SURESH KOHLI speaks to the "versatile" author.
SWADESHI IS the name of the game and Italian hold is sure on target. It is just that after reaching almost a saturation point in selling pizzas as an Italian delicacy, Pizza Hut is trying to give Pizzas a pan Indian touch with Chettinad range of ...
Chill out in style
AN URBAN lounge Suburbia was launched with great fanfare at the Metropolitan Mall in Gurgaon with the likes of Iqbal Khan, of `Fun2sshh' fame. The presence of top-notch Delhi socialites, models and designers added glamour to the event. With a ...
Just walk in...
REDEFINING THE experience of footwear shopping, the M&B Footwear recently launched its flagship store, Walk In M&B, at the Metropolitan Mall in Gurgaon. With more than 600 outlets across the country and two decades of experience, it is more ...
Shop and sham
`NA APKA, na mera', the age-old truce line of the fashion lane of Janpath, blooming with summer collection of the anonymous designers is still intact. Known for presenting the latest designer statements at dirt-cheap rates, the lane is the ...
VARUN BADOLA takes no time at all to side with the viewers that the Zee TV daily, "Astitva... Ek Prem Kahani" is "a tad different" from the present bunch of serials ruling the idiot box. Fitting into the serial as Abhi, the man who has been ...
Looking for a breather
LAST FRIDAY was not a usual day for Sweta Keswani. Though not much change ruled her day's work schedule, March 5 is definitely a day for her to remember - it finally saw the release of "Love in Nepal", her first Bollywood appearance. "I am ...
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