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”!

  • Italy, all of a sudden, has overtaken Provence, Switzerland and grand European chateaus as the destination for celebrity Indian weddings. Preparations were afoot at the Villa del Balbianello on the impossibly picturesque Lake Como for the nuptials of Deepika and Ranveer, a duo who looks no less handsome than the fancy environs of their grand day on November 14 and 15. We hope Como lives up to their dreams.
  • Shillong-based Big-Ri (left) is a sharp card, a founder of hip-hop group Khasi Bloodz. Meba Ofilia’s style—note the robust armbands—is also steeped in hip-hop and R&B. The music they make together, like the edgily rusty Ambassador they choose as a prop, takes you unawares. The duo won the Best India Act for Done Talking at the 2018 Europe Music Awards, held in Barakaldo, Spain.
  • It’s curious that Sachin should be made ambassador for UNICEF’s ‘hand washing initiative’ and packed off to roofy Bhutan. But, ever the sportsman, he’s taken it in a batsman’s stride. The beneficiary is Bhutan’s national cricket team, and this lanky, teenaged batter.
  • Haute, they have always bel­ie­ved, is a seven-hued thing, and the cause of the LGBTQ has alw­ays been dear to the fashion fraternity. A parliament of forty designers conjured up the ‘Rain­bow’ show to celebrate the rec­ent junking of Article 377. Red mascara and blue-glittered coi­­ffure caught the eye; so did a message of love across a bare back.


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