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He is talented enough a film-maker to have been entrusted glamour projects like Pride & Prejudice and Atonement; she, international music royalty and a talented sitarist herself. Joe Wright and Anoushka Shankar’s marriage seemed almost solid amidst bursting bubbles of celebrity matrimony. Sadly, they’ve announced the end of it. We’ll leave it at that.
This is a love story. Hrishi (right), 43, an IIT graduate, lives in California. Vinh an American-Vietnamese national, is a teacher. They met at an online dating site, fell in love, and decided to marry. Hrishi’s parents (they took part in a gay pride parade in San Francisco) celebrated their marriage with a reception in their hometown, Yavatmal, which is “far more progressive than one would imagine”, says Hrishi.
The men might be faring terribly with bats in hand, but that didn’t mean their wives would mope after their myriad failings. The African Safari beckoned, and our cricketers’ wives rose up to meet it, lion cubs and all: (from top left) Prithi (wife of Ashwin), Radhika (that of Rahane)
Tanya (better half of Umesh Yadav). Evidently, they had a grand time. Well played, ladies.
A discussion on ‘Women on the big screen who question, challenge, break the rules’, at a Calcutta literary festival, required heavyweights to do justice to it. Assembled in a happy group, they were (clockwise from top left) Ratna Pathak Shah, Modhurima Sinha (moderator), Vishal Bhardwaj, Mira Nair, Aparna Sen and Nandana Dev Sen.
When we first featured Shobita Dhulipala on these pages, she was a newly minted Miss India. Now, the courageous actress has opened up about how that title—contested only to show her mettle and dispel small-town insecurities—“damaged her self-esteem”, reducing her to an entertainer easy on the eye. Does she redeem herself in Kaalakaandi? Watch the film if it is still playing.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have announced the birth of a third, yet unnamed baby girl via
a surrogate mother due to a condition called ‘placenta accreta’. Kardashian’s website confirmed
the news, saying, “North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”