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.

  • That hatchet-faced gen­ius entrepreneur, Jack Ma of Alibaba, had capitalistically exhorted his workers to follow the ‘996’ spirit (9 am to 9 pm, six days a week in office). As if to make up for this vulgar demand that would serve to fill his coffers, Ma propoun­ded the ‘669’ spirit (sex for six days, six times). The poor workers would possibly have hidden their embarrassment in Alibaba’s cave, but others have slammed Ma’s puerile (and ‘lewd’) pitch.
  • What can you say about the peculiar, almost atavistic hold that images of mothers with babies have on us? Things have not changed from ancient iconography—espe­cially when the subjects are as photogenic as Izhaan—wide-eyed and adorably trusting—and Sania, bursting with motherly pride, her Mona Lisa smile topping it all.
  • It was simply another awards ceremony which gave the rich and glamorous an occasion to parade their bling. But hark, a phalanx of kohl-lined eyes make us stop in our breezy tracks and take stock. Ranged from the left, the begowned ladies are Aditi Rao Hydari, Raveena, Shilpa and Sophie Choudry (who possibly has two phones). How did the selfie come out? An eyeful.
  • There’s no reason, we agree, to gaze again at the lovely faces of Ananya and Tara at another promo for Student of the Year 2. But this one is for that lithe, mean, dancing-fighting machine, Tiger Shroff. The man who can kick aside the whole lot of simpering actors is set to reprise his role (“a larger-than-life, shirtless hero”) in the next instalment of Baaghi.


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