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For all his Bhangra moves, Justin Trudeau had a diplomatically disastrous tour of India, but the boyishly handsome Canadian premier remains a darling of the masses, especially swooning womenfolk. It was no surprise then that at an informal gaggle of world leaders at the G7 summit, Melania turned to him for a peck, as the weight of the world kept the scowl fixed on Donald’s face. As a Twitter wag put it: “Find someone who looks at you like Melania looks at Trudeau.”
Look how she leapt, loped, placed, recovered and smashed. At the end of the 21-7, 21-7 blitzkrieg, only one finalist towered over all—India’s P.V. Sindhu, her Japanese opponent Nozomi Okuhara reduced to a spare part in the snatch for the World Championship gold. For those who questioned her ability after those silver and bronze hauls, this is an answer: it was just a matter of time, you miserable doubters!
Those faced with the involuntary moulting of cover on their blessed kopf often face a crisis of identity and of confidence, miserably imagining a series of ruthless giggles from comely frauleins. Hence the cover-ups: beard, cap, sharp clothes.... Ayushmann Khurrana lives through the torment in Bala. Bet he’ll come out with a few grey ones.
Better men helped us spell p-u-l-c-h-r-i-t-u-d-e, for we were in the presence of the heavenly Ileana D’Cruz—a star in southern cinema starting on a conquest of the North when she dissolved in the arms of Aussie photographer Andrew Kneebone. Now that reports say they’ve deleted each other’s Instagram accounts, we let out a sigh in hope.
Yeah, we know you were in school when chhaiya chhaiya washed over your adolescent senses like a cold shower on a winter’s day. The world has changed around it since, except the subject of your open-mouthed adoration. Fitness regimes, style choices, new boys...Malaika is agelessly contemporary. This is her, at a fashion week a few days back. Could have been 1997.
As Amazonia burns, French president Macron and Brazilian counterpart Bolsonaro drift into a personal bushfire. On a Facebook post comparing Macron’s wife, Brigitte, 66, with Mrs Bolsonaro, Michelle, 37, the Brazilian premier wrote: ‘Do not humiliate (him)...man, ha ha.’ Macron called it extraordinarily rude.