OUTLOOK Monday 12 December, 2016
Coming Of Age

We see him at IPL matches, or at the nets, rolling an arm over, but it’s a revelation to see Arjun Tendulkar towering over Sachin and Anjali at a Mukesh Ambani party. When did he  grow so tall? Ask that question to Father Time, and wait pat­iently for an answer.

The Best Afterparty

The Test won, Indian cricketers descended in a swarm on Yuvraj and Hazel’s sangeet cer­­­e­­mony. Spot Pujara, Jadeja or Umesh if you will, but the fist-filled dance moves belong to the dashing groom and our natty skipper.

The Bowler Does It

Remember the diminutive, menacing, Nick Nack in The Man with the Golden Gun? That’s actor Herve Villechaize who, so claims 007 Roger Moore, was a lustful little ’un. When the crew was shooting in Bangkok, Herve scythed through the girly clubs, taking his picks.

Here, Kitty

Yoga’s flag never flew higher! The newest American fad under the rubric is ‘cat yoga’, where fri­endly, homeless felines canoodle with and climb all over super-­fit practitioners str­­e­t­ching over their mats, ext­ending their natural affinity for grace.

Her Time Is Her Own

Amy Jackson never fails to make our pages with regularity—this time it’s for denying her rum­oured closeness to Salman. So what? Except that she off­ers our photo editors with une­nding choices of glamour shots for your delectation.

This Too Happened

Not Keeping Up:  No Christmas cheer for all the Kardashian fans! Production of the reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians came to a halt on October 3, when Kim was held at gunpoint, but husband Kanye’s hospitalisation has prolonged it. The show will go on, it is said, but the “Brady bunch with a twist” will be a no-show in what is left of 2016.

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  • If you’d like to stitch together a Hollywood dream team, it has to have Marty, Bob and Sonny. The BFI London film festival saved its hushed breath for The Irishman—a gangster drama by the man who helped define the genre in Goodfellas and The Departed. Yet, in this autumnal light, Frank (De Niro) and Jimmy (Al Pacino) are just not snarling desperados, six-shooters at the ready. Time is also spent on sombre reflection—old reg­rets, moral reckonings and the one important thing that finally matters: mortality.
  • An evening in Paris is kinda incomplete without appreciating up-close those high-kicking cancan dancers in flesh-exposing ostrich feather costumes at Moulin Rouge. It’s a touristy tradition of 130 years, a milestone the cabaret reached this aut­umn. Enjoy the choreography and quaff your way through a bottle of champagne. 82 Boulevard de Clichy, Please
  • Kendall Jenner, Camila Morr­one, Scooter Braun, Kim Kard­ashian, Joan Smalls...that’s a guestlist straight out of a Craigslist of new-world cel­e­­bdom. Except the model and the real-life showgirl, we hadn’t heard of anyone (had you?). They banded together at the wedding ceremony of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin in South Carolina. Don’t it look like they’re on a school trip?
  • His penchant for prancing about in outrageous clothes —the incessant, kitschy peacocking—might irritate you, but the one role tailormade for Ranveer Sinh’s exuberance was Gully Boy. Inspired by street rappers Divine and Naezy, Ranveer, his rapper team and Alia set Dharavi alight with their defiant poe­try. Acclaimed by all, it is now India’s official entry to the Oscars. We need them to break the fourth wall now.