February 18, 2020

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  • Monday
  • 17 October, 2016
Ministry Of Expectations

Fans besotted with The God of Small Things have harried Arundhati Roy on her next novel for almost two decades. This week came the good news—The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, her second novel, will be out next year.

The Gardens Need a Cleaning

It was the third, gruelling day of the Eden Test. But it was also Gandhi Jayanti, so a chance to set a Swachh Bharat exa­mple couldn’t be missed. So Virat, Ajinkya, Rohit and Board president Anurag Thakur took up brooms and made the most of it.

In Her Dancing Boots

It’s surely straight out from one of Yash Chopra’s Swiss dream sequences. So while Virat and Co are toiling away, getting back the No 1 Test ranking, Harbhajan and wife Geeta Basra are showing some serious love on social media. Well done—except those boots!

Pastels On His Mind

Models painted like Noh masks have strutted about catwalks since the ’90s. Manish Arora’s creations at the Paris Fashion Week takes that trope, and adds toys and procelainy plastic to it. One model, they say, wore a neck collar res­embling a fried egg.

On Her Steps

Women usually speak of Jackie Chan in superlative terms. The same happened with Disha Patani, his costar in Kung Fu Yoga. Disha, who actually shows the way towards sensuous, red-carpet dressing here, can’t just stop gushing about the martial arts superstar.

This Too Happened

Gold Find: It had been passed off as a $2,000 painting by minor Renaissance artist Innocenzo Francucci da Imola. But after art historian Bendor Grosvenor visited the Nati­onal Trust of Scotland, he found what they had in their possession was a Madonna by Raphael, which will now fetch close to $2 million on the market. Talk about appreciation.

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