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OUTLOOK Monday 29 October, 2018
A Band Apart Dance

Haute, they have always bel­ie­ved, is a seven-hued thing, and the cause of the LGBTQ has alw­ays been dear to the fashion fraternity. A parliament of forty designers conjured up the ‘Rain­bow’ show to celebrate the rec­ent junking of Article 377. Red mascara and blue-glittered coi­­ffure caught the eye; so did a message of love across a bare back.

Smile For Strength

Is this the wave that launched a thousand #MeToo howls? Tanushree Dutta may have brought about a maelstrom that have empowered women, but don’t let her che­ery disposition deceive you—this brave soul in under immense strain. Try taking on congealed patriarchy; you would be too. 

We’re All Apartment Dwellers

Fashionista and, we suppose, full-time daughter of famous parents, Shweta Bach­chan Nanda is now author of Paradise Towers, a novel about the various lives in an apartm­ent block. Mom and dad were at hand for the release of course. As for the story, shades of Georges Perec and Carlo Emilio Gadda? Nah, this is an original.

Yeah, The Gold Guitar

Even the dust-enveloped bowl of Gurgaon—that encased him in a preternatural halo—didn’t deter Bryan Adams from entertaining thousands of fans who had grown up with his bass-heavy, light-gravelly voice in the ’90s. Not one to try to preserve his youth artificially, the 58-year-old star looked his age—a gladdening change from our simpering pop-boys who’ll never learn to rock.

Happy Returns To A Young Turk

We will give Hardik Pandya a certificate for his devotion to cricket—for he certainly dresses up better for a match for India. One would have thought his birthday would occasion better dress sense, but sigh! If you felt sorry when he was stretchered out, this clinch with act­ress Krystle D’Souza might change your mind.

Girl On A Twister

There’s nothing that summons up innocent eroticism than a well-executed negligee. And had it not been for her cliched hand-on-hair posture, Rhea Chakraborty would have fetched acclaim. Now our hopes for her lie solely on her turn  in Mahesh Bhatt’s Jalebi. But what’s that burning bright next to her leg on the sofa? Hope it doesn’t scald her!

This Too Happened

Pepper, a resident robot from Middlesex University, became the first robot to appear before a
parliamentary select committee in the UK. Pepper answered questions asked by MPs on various
subjects, including the AI Careses project, which aims to reduce pressure on healthcare services.

  • Haute, they have always bel­ie­ved, is a seven-hued thing, and the cause of the LGBTQ has alw­ays been dear to the fashion fraternity. A parliament of forty designers conjured up the ‘Rain­bow’ show to celebrate the rec­ent junking of Article 377. Red mascara and blue-glittered coi­­ffure caught the eye; so did a message of love across a bare back.
  • Those moves, those skirts, those cropped shirts...Britney Spears fans, stand up and cheer! Student of the Year 2 has Varun, Alia and Tiger, but new faces (ah!) Tara and Ananya too. Of cou­rse, superstar Will Smith is fresh to Bollywood; he’s app­earing in a cameo. Here’s cheers to director  Punit Malhotra for roping him in.
  • Parisians, and Berliners, have been playing at faux seaside frolicking in summers for nearly a century. Now, savant extraordinaire of fashion, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfield, rigged up a beach—complete with sand, sky and gentle, azure waves—for his show, defying the lengthening autumnal shadows. The venue: Paris’s Grand Palais. Star attendee: Pamela Anderson. How appropriate!
  • When we were little in the ’80s and Anup Jalota was a star, we still saw him as a podgy fel­low with a mellow voice. Now that he has Jasleen Math­aru as companion in Bigg Boss 12, how many are stumped? Jasleen is a singer, Jalota’s ‘disciple’ and...but then surely we’re not as crass as to jealously repeat the crude trolls? Believers in peace, we’d say: very well done, Anup.
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