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?
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.