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That hatchet-faced genius entrepreneur, Jack Ma of Alibaba, had capitalistically exhorted his workers to follow the ‘996’ spirit (9 am to 9 pm, six days a week in office). As if to make up for this vulgar demand that would serve to fill his coffers, Ma propounded the ‘669’ spirit (sex for six days, six times). The poor workers would possibly have hidden their embarrassment in Alibaba’s cave, but others have slammed Ma’s puerile (and ‘lewd’) pitch.
What’s in an age, really, if you slog to keep yourself, physically, in that charming 25-35 year-old zone (and spend hours updating your exertions on social media). Thus, Sushmita Sen is free of the hesitations of forty-plus women whose hearts ache for younger men. Step in Rohman Shawl, fashion model, latest boyfriend. Fear not, young man; just get a copy of Stephen Vizinczey’s In Praise of Older Women.
An avalanche of sighs blew through the Indian scene with the departure, to London, of Amy, an old favourite of ours. Now, the effortlessly glamorous girl is expecting a baby with fiance George Panayiotou and is punch-drunk with pride. At the Bafta awards, Amy was in a red, sensuously cut gown, flaunting her baby bump.
At first glance, this could have been any Hollywood acting great in disguise, softly launching into a great spell—Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Erland Josefsson, Laurence Olivier...take your pick. It happens to be Bachchan, in the upcoming Chehre. Hope the director will give Big B moments of gravity.
Say you’re sent to a seven-day ‘bartending workshop’, learning how to shake, mix, serve, flip...can you restrain yourself from a sneaky sip, that wicked quaff to pick thing up faster. No? Learn then from lovely Rakul Preet, who went through the ‘fun’ thing for De De Pyar De (Oh! the demands of Method!). You don’t need a stiff one before watching this one.
After Emilia Clarke’s character in Game of Thrones gained fandom, over 500 girls were named ‘Khaleesi’. However, the story arc has suddenly turned Khaleesi into a bit of a loony queen who burnt down a whole city, with moms of some of those girls coming out in her defence, while others say they’re ‘shocked’.