You’d believe if someone told you this was a frieze, frozen in time, of a particularly opulent celebration. That painterly quality of Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas’s sangeet at Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan owes much to the rich raiments of the bride, soon-to-be-wed Isha Ambani and Parineeti Chopra. National, international artistes performed, Bollywood numbers thumped about and the light reflected from the assembled jewellery blinded many a man.
We talked about Sonali Bendre sometime back, lauding her spirit at staring down the ‘emperor’, and of the unflinching support she gets from husband Goldie Behl. She’s back in Mumbai, having richly earned that thumbs up.
Angela Ponce, standing at a statuesque 5’ 11, had to struggle, faced morale-corroding bias, steeled herself up and vowed that “to be the best is a must”. Why, you wonder, should a girl as lovely as that be treated with such cruelty in modelling. Because Angela, we’re told, is a transgender. Now she’s on her way to the Miss Universe pageant, trouncing 20 other Spanish contestants. We love this baby.
Yeah, it’s time to rejoice, big Chris! Wrongly accused in Australia’s Fairfax media (oh, those boorish, lying kangaroos!), including Sydney Morning Herald, of a gross act of sexual harassment, a Sydney court has finally ruled in Gayle’s favour. A neat sum of $220,000, as damages, falls into his pocket. Cheerio!
Sachin and Anjali posed with son Arjun at the wedding reception of Deepika-Ranveer. That was enough for sharp-eyed wags. The sight of the lanky fast-bowler beside his diminutive dad took them to the Boost-peddling youth of Sachin. The preferred health drink of Arjun? Complan, they tittered!
Yami, as pretty as the first flush of pink that colours the eastern sky, led a contingent during the army’s surgical strike across the border. Or so URI: The Surgical Strike would have us believe. Stretch your credulity brothers, and imagine Yami in a fatigue. One fierce look from those dreamily determined eyes, and poof, the enemy dissolves into rubble and dust.
Called the ‘worst alphabet book ever’, a picture-book by rapper Lushlife and programmer Chris Carpenter made No. 8 of The New York Times bestseller list, leaving publishers scrambling for more copies. ‘P’ is for pterodactyl; ‘T’ is for tsunami in the book, which is about the quirks in the English language.