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Having Manali as hometown and a father as an adventure sports professional are surely advantages, but to translate that into a medal on the snowy slopes of an fiercely fought international competition is solid achievement. Taking a bow from the rest of snowless India was Aanchal Thakur, who won bronze in slalom at the Alpine Ejder Cup held in Erzurum, Turkey.
It’s a taut psychological thriller, called My Birthday Song, and one of the more thrilling elements in it, say those who know with conviction, is Indian-Canadian actress Nora Fatehi. Is this a girl who would bestow her affections on Sanjay Suri? Nothing is impossible in films.
Ranveer is a likeable chap (so they say) and Deepika is a golden girl; both are loath to admit nothing beyond ‘comfort’ in each other’s company. But gossip is audacious, and after ‘confirming’ their courtship and then, recently, their engagement, tales are being spun (or told, if you’re so inclined) on a holiday with Ranveer’s family in Sri Lanka and expensive gifts for Deepika!
Ah, you must be thinking, that well-ogled prototype of Teutonic prettiness. But for Giuliana Farfalla (21) to be featured on the cover of German Playboy signifies a quiet victory. The stunning Giuliana is a transgender, is an icon among thousands of followers and, according to Playboy editor Florian Boitin, a “beautiful example of how important the fight for the right to self-determination is.”
When your father is the immaculate ‘Wall’, are you torn between judicious strokeplay or hit out to your heart’s content? Samit Dravid, much like his dad Rahul, struck a perfect balance, making a fluent 150 for his school at an Under-14 tournament in Bangalore. Giving him company was Aryan, son of ex-cricketer Sunil Joshi, who made 154.
Whether it’s $106 billion (Bloomberg) or $105 billion (Forbes), Jeff Bezos is now the world’s richest man. His top perch is due to Amazon shares skyrocketing after it hogged a crushing 89 per cent share of online revenue in the holiday season. A fun guy, Bezos—on his 2014 trip to India he tried out a truck.
A tractor-manufacturer of yore, now known for building space-age cars, Lamborghini launched its SUV in India this week after a worldwide launch just last month. Called the Urus, the car is, needless to say, the fastest in the segment, clocking speeds of over 300kmph and can be owned for Rs 3 crore ‘only’.