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We don't know if the great Dilip Kumar is a deep reader of statecraft. But it wasn't going to matter to former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri. Bollywood's tragic hero, seen here with wife Saira Banu, received a copy of Neither a Hawk Nor A Dove. Seen beside Kasuri is ORF's suffering chairman, Sudheendra Kulkarni.
A coming-out ceremony for young women in many old cultures had been the forebear of the European debutante's ball. One such tradition limping along is Paris's Le Bal, which brings together 25 heiresses. Debuting this year is Navya Naveli Nanda, grand-daughter of Big B, who is having a grand time in taking dance lessons and fitting out new clothes.
To say the proceedings at Mysore's Amba Vilas palace were eye-hurtingly opulent is an understatement. But titular royalty have to keep up the grandeur. So it was with Maharaja Yaduveer Chamaraja, atop the golden throne, on the first day of the 10-day Dasara festival.
Pele! Means magic, and that supernatural bicycle kick. In Calcutta to attend an ISL match, football's ambassador created a stir that no 74-year-old could. Receptions were thrown, and the CM fed him sweets, but all comparisons and memories were about the 2-2 draw New York Cosmos played with Mohun Bagan on September 22, 1977. For many at the Eden Gardens, it was the best day of their young lives, the day they saw Pele!