FOR the Tewari family, hosts of Rishikesh's exclusive one-stop tourism shop, Kate Winslet was more than the Titanic star. As Seema Tewari recounts: "Kate had a spiritual experience when she touched the holy river." Kate went to the Triveni Ghats to see the arti on the banks of the Ganges. She also sampled, among other things, the juice of the Rhododendron flower, available only in the mountains. While leaving, Winslet wrote in the guest register of their High Bank Peasants Cottage: "This place is so beautiful and peaceful, I love to stay here." Says Rajeev Tewari: "We are all inspired by her. She is so down to earth." But the media frenzy made her change her plans and sent her scurrying back.
MEET Arundhati Roy, the beauty. Her looks have taken the backseat due to her literary skills. But her chiselled bone-structure has found its rightful place in the sun. She's figured in People magazine's list of 50 most beautiful people alongside Leonardo Di Caprio, Tony Blair and Titanic's 87-year-old Gloria Stuart, among others.
THE fashion scene in India this summer has been rather dull. This explains why J.J. Valaya's off to foreign shores to showcase his work. Next month, he will show his collection at the Donald Trump-owned hotel The Plaza, alongside leading American designer Todd Oldham who has designed clothes for the film Batman Forever. With The Plaza as the backdrop, and Oldham as a co-designer, Valaya seems to have a good thing going.
THE gods seem to love Sri Lankan ace batsman Sanath Jayasuriya. The fiery hitter had been on a lookout for a suitable bride. And he sure seems to have found her. He has tied the knot with Sumudhu Karunanayake, a former Air Lanka employee. The man who loves sending the red cherry over stadium boundaries was in full bloom at a star-studded function.Another hit by Jayasuriya, the superman.