December 11, 2019

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  • OUTLOOK
  • Monday
  • 16 July, 2012
Sub-Subliminality

Let not eyes linger on Ranbir’s ‘lip-lock’ with Barfi! director Anurag Basu lest the subtext be lost. If actions > words, Priyanka’s look-away and Ileana D’Cruz’s smile-cringe speak volumes about using loud gimmickry to promote a film on a deaf-mute.

First Among...

Time was, kneeling before a head of state (figurehead or otherwise) held promise of a greater reward. But then, the value of Nitin Gadkari’s newly-wed son receiving a ‘jeete raho’ from Manmohan Singh must not be measured in material terms. Particularly since he was placed ahead of Sushma Swaraj in order of blessing-giver precedence.

Turn The Other Cheek

Ho hum. Another year, another rear. Sure, Shobna Gulati’s is a fine hindquarter, but does it really do enough to justify giving Pippa (as in queen-in-waiting Kate’s sis) Middleton the bum’s rush? A perkier example of British sirloin is hard to come by.

Her Dogs Are Barking

Land reclamation, a fine idea that. Certainly the bmc’s transformation of a dumpyard into the city’s first (!) dog park is most commendable.  It offers, among other benefits, the pleasure of watching celebrity-owners pick up after their pets. Gul Panag mightn’t have to, though. Her beagles look like they are on tight leashes.

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