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OUTLOOK Monday 25 February, 2013
Under the Confluence

Yes, that double dip Anil Ambani looks about ready for ought to get him out of the deep end. Kokilaben knows there's still nectar enough in this pitcher to pull that off. Preity does not seem as confident. Her glass has been half-empty for a while.

Delhi Is Not Far

The night train from Deoli just doesn't hold the same lusty appeal it once did, eh, Mr Bond? We und­erstand. A warm bed and full inkwell in Kasauli trumps having to peddle Hancocks to the boo­kless in Delhi. The blank pages beckon.

Brass Continuum

Does not the end of one act go hand in hand with the opening of another? From providing succour to Aditya after Yash Chopra's passing to mem­orial­is­ing him.... not to jump the (shot)gun, but Rani's ticking all the right boxes.

Bikini Atoll

She may be sporting a two-piece better suited to one of J-Lo's bodaci­ousness, but that is no reason to poke holes—much as we would love to—in Sonal Cha­uh­an's rendition of the dish-out-of-water staple in Fiji for 3G. No, we'll play things close to the chest till it's all busted.

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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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