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OUTLOOK Monday 31 December, 2012
Fixed Match, Smash Hit

Even sceptics of marriages made in heaven see a grand design in the union of IPL chief Rajiv Shukla’s nephew Abhinav with T-series’s Aashima Kumar. The momentousness blinds us to Kajol’s toga. Ahhhh fine, we admit to wilful blindness.

Down The Peking Order

‘He isn’t either a Shih Tzu or a Pekingese, Akki’ Farzana Contractor seems to say. ‘He’s a Lhasa Apso.’ An honest mistake that. So Khiladi man needn’t look so chastised. Mollification was to be found at the UpperCrust Food Show ’12 spread. ‘Haanji, lots of Chinese fare on the menu.’

That Last Article Of Faith

Let’s see here. Everyone’s got their keshes and their kirpans. We have spotted a kadha or two. And we’ll take them at their word on the kangas and kachehras. All that’s missing at Amritsar’s International Turban Pride 2012 Show are the Kaurs.

Got Milk For Those Cookies?

After that Playboy call-up, Sherlyn Chopra knew a bar had been set. Shedding clothes needed to be tasteful now. Bring Xmas cheer to street kids? That would show Santa she’d been ‘an awful good girl’. If he ain’t hurrying down that chimney yet, we’ll help fill her stockings.

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  • Our souls are pickled in home food, or the memories of it. Thus, Pep­siCo chief Indra Nooyi and Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna rep­aired to a south Indian eatery to discuss plans. The idea is for the firm to expand in the ‘tradit­io­nal and healthy’ food category.
  • Rabindranath Tagore met Argentine poet Victoria Ocampo in Buenos Aires in the 1920s. Their tender, platonic relatio­nship is the subject of Pablo Cesar’s Thinking of Him. The director poses with Victor Banerjee (who plays Tagore) and Raima Sen.
  • Swooping down silently, Akshay scores a Rs 100-crore hat-trick in 2016—Rustom, Housefull 3, Airlift. A celebratory party was obviously on, except for the special guest who materialised all of a sudden—Hollywood megastar Will Smith. Genre-bending camaraderie followed.
  • 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.
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