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What can you say about the peculiar, almost atavistic hold that images of mothers with babies have on us? Things have not changed from ancient iconography—especially when the subjects are as photogenic as Izhaan—wide-eyed and adorably trusting—and Sania, bursting with motherly pride, her Mona Lisa smile topping it all.
Consider this scene with a decidedly ’90s air to it: the smoky warehouse (a den of desperados), one tattooed dude on a chunkily impressive motorcycle, with the obligatory, leather-jacketed femme fatale clinging on for dear life. Condone such laughably tiresome reruns, friends, for our badass is Sreesanth in Speed Boys—Dhoom Machale (Hindi/Kannada). Entrusting her person with the former tearaway is Spanish actress Janira Ider.
Beads and sequins flowed down her like droplets of crystal rain, soaking to the skin a dress (a “nude, body-hugging Mugler”) remindful of the worst Victorian excesses on the female anatomy (look at that pinched waist!). Thus was the apparition of Kim Kardashian, her hair limp and her unnatural form spilling out predictably, at the 2019 Met Gala. Spare us such assaults, please.
In their refusal to do a customary photo parade with their newborn, Harry and Meghan has ignored the appetites of a flesh-eating British press. But the joy of that ‘lord-loving country’ at the birth of ‘Baby Sussex’ has been unadulterated. Add to that the excitement in America, Meghan’s home, the baby not being a royal ‘HRH’ and speculation if he will inherit his dad’s distinctive red hair. Welcome, little one, to this world.
Her hair a fetching mauve, her eyes speak of defiance, her posture a classic dress-and-sneaker teen angst—this is Adah Sharma, who’s playing a man in a comedy on sex reassignment surgery. What man can magically transform, after life-changing surgery, into a delectable thing like Adah? Set your eyes on him now, boys!
The end to AIDS may be in sight after scientists claimed to have cracked an antiretroviral drug that reduced the chances of an HIV-affected person affecting another to zero. Its success would mean that if everyone affected at present were to be treated, no further infections would arise.