Thursday 27 October 2016
OUTLOOK Monday 04 February, 2013
That Cold Shoulder Ardour

From staring down Arjun (see left) to falling for John in I Me Aur Main. Why must Chitrangada bend over backwards for mere posers when even that corset doesn’t enkindle a spark in deadwood?

The Slick Sleekness

His bid for a podium spot in the Mumbai Marathon was a lesson in playin’ fast and losin’. That honour proved a lap too far for Anil Ambani; impressing emcee Haile Gebrselassie didn’t.

In Riotous Indignation

That stagger may well be further pronounced, Mr Rushdie, come the release of Midnight’s Children in Mumbai. A rainbow coalition of the motley is expected. Forecast: weak knees and a drippy nose.

A Viral Form

We cannot, for propriety’s sake, abide fanning Sherlyn Chopra’s naked ambition. It’s getting harder to keep abreast of the bare facts though—a lakh googled, and then ogled, her 3-day-old Kamasutra teaser.  


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.