OUTLOOK Monday 16 October, 2017
Men America Miss Most

Even when they were scribbling away at the Oval Office, they had, along with global hotspots, an eye on fitness: hard biking (Bush), basketball (Obama) and golf (Cli­n­ton). The trio met in bonhomie, where jokes sizzled and smiles flashed, at the Pre­sident’s Cup golf tournament in Jersey City. The one man absent: Donald Trump. Thank God.

Look Into The Screen

Her passion is helping underprivileged kids through her NGO, but the 41-year-old from Jharkhand didn’t have the means to do much. But with a bonanza at Kaun Ban­­ega Cro­­repati, Ana­mika Maz­­­­u­­mdar can now change many lives.

Front To Camera

Now that she has shown off her baby boy to the best advantage at all possible forums, Kareena Kapoor finally has time for her ‘comeback film’. The shoot for Veere Di Wedding  started in Delhi over a weekend, with Kareena teaming up with Sumeet Vyas in an emotional scene.Since she’s shorn of the usual glamour make-up, do we take it to be a movie with substance? Hard to tell.

His Last Over Is A Maiden

All those who grew up watching cricket in the ’90s are scarred by the inevitable slaughter in the slog overs bowled by Pra­b­hakar and Srinath, Prasad and Agarkar. So, Bhuvneshwar’s appearance (and Bumrah’s) seems to be a miracle. We congratulate Bhuvi on his recent, pretty date, Nupur Nagar.

Blowing At Pujo

If you’re thinking Rani could just walk in into a  movie, know this: Durga Puja furnishes eno­ugh beauties to fill up two Bol­l­y­woods. But at the North Bom­­-bay Sarbojonin puja, known for its starry footfall, Rani met up with Ranbir, loo­k­ing han­dsome as the devil in a peach-coloured kurta. But then, Rani will be back, in a movie called Hichki!

Unlike A Queen

We thought the sordid episode featuring Hrithik and Kangana, with competing accusations of  explicit overtures and chauvinist harrassment, had been quietly buried. But no, Kangana’s sister has fired a new broadside, opening the suppurating wounds.  Bollywood is ugly, some say. Even feathery sequins can’t hide the horror.

This Too Happened

Taylor Swift is one sneaky celeb! She loves surprising fans with unusual gifts. In a recent video, a truck was fitted with her Reputation album cover art. In the fun video, it’s the unfamiliar ditty that has Swifties buzzing. Then, a fan slowed it down, and it sounds like Tay Tay singing: “Rip Off The Page”!

  • When we were little in the ’80s and Anup Jalota was a star, we still saw him as a podgy fel­low with a mellow voice. Now that he has Jasleen Math­aru as companion in Bigg Boss 12, how many are stumped? Jasleen is a singer, Jalota’s ‘disciple’ and...but then surely we’re not as crass as to jealously repeat the crude trolls? Believers in peace, we’d say: very well done, Anup.
  • Acid attack survivors remind us of the primitive core within our cellphone-toting society. So, when five such women, half their faces veiled for a confident gait, walked at Agnimitra Paul’s show in Calcutta as show-stoppers, everyone clapped in heartfelt sympathy. The clothes, sadly, would hardly stop anyone in their tracks.
  • Rehabilitation after the dreadful floods is ano­ther matter, but there was no dearth of notable people making full-throated appeals for funds for Kerala. On tour in the US, A.R. Rahman act­ually dipped into his pockets, and came up with Rs 1 crore. And they cheered for him in Washington when he showed it.   
  • A bounteous twirl of silk made many a fashionista’s day at the Lakme Fashion Week. That would be Sushmita’s flamboyant ‘pantsari’. Yes, nothing sari about it, except a pleated  pallu hanging apologetically. Elsewhere, Hema Malini and daughter Esha par­aded  gorgeous Assamese silk saris. Later, at a backstage media interaction, mother and daughter were only interested in the latter’s film Cakewalk. Chided  for misusing the platform, they stormed off in anger. What happened to the saris, though?


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