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OUTLOOK Monday 28 January, 2013
'Eyes On The Ball Now'

An old sports adage reasons that neither talent nor heart can be coached. What, if not the innate abundance of both, explains Padma Lak­s­hmi's ability to nab bill­ionaires on the rebound? Vikram Chatwal ought to shake off that Dream state.

Psalm Of The Son

The Book of Fletch spe­aks of how God sent his only begotten son out into the world so that whosoe­ver believed in him enjoy everlasting (shelf) life. Arjun Tendulkar might not be the mess­iah, but his coming (into Mumbai's U-14 team) will be much followed.

Treasures Of The Land

For all of Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima's ovoid loveliness, the paths clicker icon Steve McCurry tread for the Pirelli calendar have nothing on the dusty tra­ils his Kodachrome rolls once blazed along the Oxus.

That Fighting Spirit

After her tiresome exe­rti­ons in Jism 2 failed to aro­use anything more than a premat­ure interest, Sunny Leone tries anot­her backdoor entry into Bollyw­ood, in the Ragini MMS sequel. Will seeking divine int­ervention at Siddhivin­ayak help exorcise old ghosts?

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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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