January 16, 2021


  • Monday
  • 21 January, 2019
Never Abdicate Love’s Responsibility

They don’t have the ceremonial heft of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, though Malaysia’s Muhammad V and his Russian lover Oksana Voevodina certainly are better looking by a million miles. The cases are simply similar: Muhammad, in his second year of a five-year term, reportedly gave up his throne to marry his sweetheart. But who wouldn’t trade that unwieldy diadem for those gorgeous brown ringlets?

Flowing In Time

As darkness gathers and tourists leave, the palaces of the Red Fort fall into a sulky silence, perhaps re-enacting scenes of gaity, music and dance from their Mughal heyday late into the night, when mortals fall into deep slumber. Those restive spirits  would have been app­eased by Artisan Speak, organised by the Union ministry of textiles and which focused on  handloom and craft from six designers. As marbled hallways were suffused in soft white and yellow light, models sported garments that would have drawn breathless sighs of approval from invisible admirers. Wah!

All Whites At The SCG

Anushka Sharma wisely kept away from the ram­bun­ctious—and video-viral—celebrations at the Indian team hotel, but was at hand for an informal, improm­ptu victory lap with Virat after India’s historic series triumph in Australia. For sheer glamour, this comes on top, but for pure joy, we still prefer our Audi ride.

Bulk Up, Vivek

With the audience chewing busily on The Accidental Prime Minister and Thac­keray, the most topical of them biopics dropped like a bunkerbuster: PM Naren­dra Modi, with Vivek Obe­roi in the lead role. Expect a rousing hagiography, but we commend the make-up artist.

He Doesn’t Need A Cut

He looked positively royal as a young boy in a churidar at his mother’s wedding. That was long back. Now a stripling of 16, Damian Hurley, whose every feature closely shadows his mother Elizabeth, has a beach persona to rival her. Yes, those eyes are made to break hearts.

Miss Photo Bomb

Nude, netted swimsuits are dangerous, with tackiness continually threatening to imp­inge on desired glamour, and only a rare body beautiful can pull it off. Add the water-bearing girl, one of the stars of the Golden Globes, to that list. You’ve seen Kelleth Cutbert in a blue dress, flashing smiles; we thought you’d like a different attitude.

This Too Happened

Inspired by the Netflix thriller Bird Box, the #BirdBoxChallenge became a theme which led to people completing tasks while blindfolded, some even obsessively. “Can’t believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE,” tweeted Netflix.


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