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OUTLOOK Monday 17 December, 2012
In Brass Relief

How does one immortalise the forever? A brass statue of debatable likeness is hardly the most dignified way to go about it. Ahhh, to hell with the brass tacks. One year after Dev Anand, Mumbai has Raju and Rosie back together. Cue Kishore and Lata, “Gaata Rahe Mera Dil...

Romance, Read Into

With the ill-fitting Moroccan Medal of Honour stifling his song ’n dance routine, it was left to the ouds and ribabs of the ochre city to charm Monica Bellucci into srk’s hands thus. Lest Berber passions overwhelm objectivity, we’ll say only this, ‘They will always have Marrakesh.’

A Simple Life

Was Paris chastened by that incident with her boutique in Mecca? Hard to tell. She did throw that vestment of faith over herself and resisted the urge to decree Ganapati ‘hot’ in Siddhivinayak. Bindi, ponytails, trippy headband... now, that’s totally dope. We know this flowerchild’s long wilted.

The Immaculate Concept

In his creations, fashion icon James Ferreira says, his soul channels the divine. For this masterwork at the Resort Fashion Week in Goa, he bared the former. God’s love, though, has no strings attached.

  • He is talented enough a film-maker to have been entrusted glamour projects like Pride & Prejudice and Atonement; she, international music royalty and a talented sitarist herself. Joe Wright and Anoushka Shankar’s marriage seemed almost solid amidst bursting bubbles of celebrity matrimony. Sadly, they’ve announced the end of it. We’ll leave it at that.
  • Having Manali as hometown and a father as an adventure sports profe­ssional are surely adv­antages, but to tra­­nslate that into a medal on the snowy slopes of an fiercely fought international competition is solid achievement. Taking a bow from the rest of snowless India was Aanchal Thakur, who won bronze in slalom at the Alpine Ejder Cup held in Erzurum, Turkey.
  • Can this be a sign of retirement? Now that son Rahul has, at long last, taken over the reins of the Congress, Sonia Gandhi took time off in Goa. Not with flashy hangers-on, but just quiet and dignified, atop a cycle.
  • Diego Maradona—the very name conjures up ima­ges of opponents genuflecting before his genius in 1986. But the ‘God of football’ has mellowed. In  Calcutta—where people contemplate violence if you speak ill of him—he said he was just a ‘simple footballer’.
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