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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.

  • Malaysia still has sult­ans, did you know, and they remain mighty rich too. The  elegan­tly dressed, exp­e­ns­ive-looking cou­­ple are Princess Tunku Tun Aminah, daughter of the Sultan of Johor and her Dutch football executive beau, Dennis. The occasion was their royal wedding, solemnised acc­ording to Muslim Malay tradition and opulent family custom.
  • This has to be one of tennis’s strangest communions—two abs­olute legends, once rich like princes, now reduced, by bankruptcy and misfortune, to being stone broke. Yet the old spirit fights back, for Becker and Borg met at Ibiza. Smiling along are Becker’s wife Lilly (with Bjorn) and the Swede’s wife and son.
  • Donald Trump obviously has a thing for sup­er­models—before Melania there was Ivana (who served a long sentence, from 1977-92). Here’s Mallika Sherawat, a collector of selfies with famous Ame­­r­­ic­­ans, schm­oozing with Ivana.
  • When some in the Wem­bley audience booed A.R. Rahman for singing in Tamil, Lata Man­­g­eshkar step­ped in, slamming the ‘int­­­ol­­er­ance’, then pro­udly recalling her bilingual hits with Salil Chaudhury and Hemant Kumar, as well as her regional classics.
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