February 24, 2020


  • Monday
  • 10 December, 2001
Nothing Bakwaas 'bout it

What happens when the most-visible face of the capital’s swish-circle decides to don the host’s hat? The créme de la créme of saadi Dilli turned up in hordes last week when adman-stage actor-bon vivant Suhel Seth threw a party last week to celebrate the 6th b’day of his agency, Equus, better-known for its Bakwaas advertising campaign. Spotted at the do: law minister Arun Jaitley holding forth on poto, J&K chief secretary Ashok Jaitly and Monsoon Bissel, among others.

A Rapid Life

If he could help it, Ajeet Bajaj would have gone rafting in Antarctica too. The first Asian to have “tamed” rivers in six continents, Bajaj instead had to content himself with rivers in the Arctic in Siberia. Fresh from a nine-day expedition on the Rio Tambopata at the headwaters of the Amazon in Peru and Bolivia, what did he like most in South America? “The rapids, of course,” he says.

Slapping Beauty

Ask Ram Gopal Varma’s wife what makes Urmila angry and she’ll advise you to criticise her at your own risk. The Matondkar babe reportedly “slapped” Ramu’s wife recently for saying Urmila “was just being herself” in Ramu’s last hit Pyar Tune Kya Kiya. Seems like it’s time the sizzler came down to earth.

Dancing Unplugged

It’s a switch. For the new Hero Honda ad, Saurav Ganguly will take over the dance floor. And co-star Hrithik Roshan will wield the willow. And guess what scares Ganguly more than Pollock’s short ones? Choreographer Farah Khan! Captain courageous, indeed.

His Best Men

It’s a list you won’t mind giving your right eye to be a part of. Only two Indians—tehelka.com’s Tarun Tejpal and Knopf’s Sonny Mehta—figure in V.S. Naipaul’s presentation ceremony of the Nobel prize in Stockholm on December 10.


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