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OUTLOOK Monday 03 December, 2012
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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.

  • Of course, old Baywatch fans waited for the movie version, hoping it yields the same pleasures. At Miami, for the premiere, they were there to cheer Zac Efron, Dwane Joh­nson and, the fairest of them all, Priyanka Cho­pra, whose electric blue gown knocked over a few punters. However, also invited were Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff. One can imagine the reception they got! Was Erika Eleniak there too?
  • David Warner’s screaming bat has been pulling Sunrisers Hyderabad along this IPL. But at least some of the myhem is due to the near-constant, dainty presence of daughter Ivy Mae. For her, Daddy’s the man!
  • Thiruvananthapuram slang posed a challenge, but it was overcome with aplomb by Surabhi Lakshmi in Min­­naminungu, for which she won the National Award for Best Act­­ress. Significantly, she was the first Malayali actress to win it after Meera Jasmine for Padam Onnu Oru Vilapam (2003).
  • A job fair with top firms in attendance, a Sufi concert, a free medical camp that treated 5,000 people...that’s Jashn-e-Baramulla, the Army’s answer to youth anger in Kashmir. They also thought Azhar and Dia Mirza might help....
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