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OUTLOOK Monday 03 December, 2012
The Sub-Text

Good call going with those oversized cuffs, Shreyas Navare. Wheeling R.K. Laxman on a tour of your illustrations was reason enough for sweaty palms. Having him pause to actually read into them should have been just cause for the IIT-schooled part-time cartoonist’s penhand to waver. A biting comment at this point? Overkill? Oh boy, You said it.

Bearing Strait

A silk shirt ought never to look as straight-laced as it does on Manmohan at the 18th India-ASEAN conclave in Cambodia. A positively arrestinged look. Just call it the summit’s trough.

The Booster Seat

The first birthday present from daddy, a red Mini Cooper S, may have been a tad premature. Aradhya won’t be pulling them Italian Job-style getaways from the paparazzi for another 17 years yet. And even then, in Mumbai traffic? Fuggedaboutit, Mini-B.  

Getting A Leg Up

For someone so refreshingly generous with both swell and swill, Amisha Patel’s star faded fast. A mag cover and five films on tap, the “hotest” actress looks to be waxing again.

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In 1999, India and France entered into a $3.5 billion deal for the supply of these submarines. The first of the 6 subs is out on sea trials for the last three months and is to be commissioned later this year. At this stage, a newspaper in Australia has revealed secret data on the submarines, plausibly stolen from India. Indian Defence authorities have ruled out any pilferage of data from India.

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Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro is hosting the 31st Olympic Games from August 5 to 21. This is the first Olympics being held in South America and is going on even as a majority Brazilians are unhappy with their rulers. Here’s a quiz on some random Olympic facts and related trivia.
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  • When has one seen such warm affection from all corners of the country expressed for an athlete who won nothing? Yet, Dipa Karmakar and Bis­h­esh­war Nandi’s ach­­ie­­vement was colossal, and appreciated as such. Here, the duo arrive in Agartala to a regal welcome.
  • One of the few film-makers who are representative of Indian cinema on the global stage, Adoor Gopalakrishnan has completed 50 years of a glittering career. As if in celebration, his new film, Pinneyum, was released recently in Mumbai, where actor Subodh Bhave jumped in for a selfie.
  • The moment Amy Jackson discards her hot poppet look, she appears to be classily charming. What’s she doing with Salman then? Promoting the Sohail Khan-directed Freaky Ali.
  • Grim-faced Jaydeep Jadhav, mountaineer first, then groom, had his way. His wedding at Vishalgad in Kolha­pur, requiring a healthy suspension of dis­­b­elief, inv­olved Jaideep and his bemused bride Reshma being hung, like pupp­ets, from nylon-­fibre ropes.