Tuesday 25 October 2016
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.


More than a decade after India first started the procurement process, it has finally inked an €8bn agreement to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France’s Dassault. The original deal was to buy 126 Rafales to replace the accident-prone Russian MiG-21s. Ultimately, the government offered to buy only 36 ready-to-fly planes.

POLL STARTED ON: Sep 26, 2016
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.
QUIZ STARTED ON: Aug 11, 2016
  • Was this the wrestler who wouldn’t give up at Rio, who gave us a reason to cheer? Sakshi Malik, looking much the bride-to-be, got engaged to Satyawart Kadian, also a wrestler, at Rohtak recently. If he can carry that jacket off, he must be fine.
  • Rani Mukherjee seems to have become a rarely sighted hausfrau, but come the Pujas, few would resist the call of Ma Durga. So out came the pink sari, with the act­ress not flinching from bhog duty at a Mumbai puja.
  • Fans besotted with The God of Small Things have harried Arundhati Roy on her next novel for almost two decades. This week came the good news—The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, her second novel, will be out next year.
  • In the perplexingly named Fuddu, protagonists Sharman Joshi and Sunny Leone are said to have got up to a mighty sizzle in the song Tu Zaroorat Nai....  They possibly were planning their next  moves during the song’s launch in Mumbai.