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OUTLOOK Monday 17 December, 2012
In Brass Relief

How does one immortalise the forever? A brass statue of debatable likeness is hardly the most dignified way to go about it. Ahhh, to hell with the brass tacks. One year after Dev Anand, Mumbai has Raju and Rosie back together. Cue Kishore and Lata, “Gaata Rahe Mera Dil...

Romance, Read Into

With the ill-fitting Moroccan Medal of Honour stifling his song ’n dance routine, it was left to the ouds and ribabs of the ochre city to charm Monica Bellucci into srk’s hands thus. Lest Berber passions overwhelm objectivity, we’ll say only this, ‘They will always have Marrakesh.’

A Simple Life

Was Paris chastened by that incident with her boutique in Mecca? Hard to tell. She did throw that vestment of faith over herself and resisted the urge to decree Ganapati ‘hot’ in Siddhivinayak. Bindi, ponytails, trippy headband... now, that’s totally dope. We know this flowerchild’s long wilted.

The Immaculate Concept

In his creations, fashion icon James Ferreira says, his soul channels the divine. For this masterwork at the Resort Fashion Week in Goa, he bared the former. God’s love, though, has no strings attached.

  • Lord Venkateswara, generous granter of wishes and acceptor of gifts, would be pleased. The person paying obeisance, helped along with Rs 5 crore worth of jewellery, is Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhara Rao, bound by a vow when he had prayed for the creation of a new state. His donation, then, was due in 2014.
  • Huma Qureshi is a natural on the red carpet of the Berlinale’s Potsdam Theatre—not a glimpse of the extra preening or pouts Bollywood dames save for such occasions. Huma, seen with actor Manish Dayal, was there for the premiere of Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House. 
  • He left the White House in charge of a trumpet and exchanged Air Force One for a kiteboard without batting an eye. That’s how cool Barack Obama is. At the Virgin Islands, Obama ceded aquatic control to billionaire Richard Branson.
  • You don’t want to museumise Virat Kohli just yet! But Boria Majumdar’s sports shrine in Cal has a lot of bric-a-brac: Sachin’s ‘100th 100’ gloves, Messi’s boots etc.  We want David Shepherd’s Triple Nelson hop!
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