January 19, 2021


  • Monday
  • 15 April, 2002
War on Terror

Indonesian president Megawati Sukarnoputri’s address at the annual Rajiv Gandhi Foundation Lecture in the capital this week touched many hearts. “We cannot justify a terrorist act, let alone accept it.” True. She praised Congress president Sonia Gandhi and recalled her father’s links with India. In turn, Sonia praised Sukarnoputri for her efforts in ending the ethnic strife in Indonesia.

Off Boyfriends

No boyfriends please. The sexy and giggly Riya Sen now wants to work her magic on her fans, and John Abraham doesn’t figure anywhere. It’s not just a closed chapter, but history, she says. “We have just drifted apart and want to concentrate on our work.” For Riya, it is Kalpana Lajmi’s Kyon for now. Any other affairs? “No, not at all, boyfriends are a waste of time. Frankly speaking, I don’t have any energy left to run after guys.”

Mobile Internet

The capital’s chatterati couldn’t have asked for more reasons to celebrate. Last weekend there were 8,888 of them—to raise a toast for the success of the indiatimes 8888 service. Spotted at the do, hosted by Vineet Jain and Mahendra Swarup, the Times Internet Ltd CEO, were Manisha Koirala with her companion Cecil, Suneet Varma, Madhu Sapre, Naresh Trehan, Romi Chopra...

Desert Queen

Remember Pamela Bordes Singh, of the British Parliament/Libya fame? Nothing really, but just that the once-glam girl who sent governments toppling was recently spotted in Bangalore. And she was alone! News hath it that Singh has moved bag-and-baggage to Jaipur, spending her time photographing the “splendours of nature and the like”. Seems like she hasn’t got over those days of hobnobbing with kings and rulers. Why? Doesn’t Jaipur, and Rajasthan, have a fair sprinkling of the blue-blooded?

Lucky Mascot

No prizes for guessing this happy family pic— Saurav Ganguly, Dona and their four-month-old daughter Shonai. Seems like the little cutie-pie is already initiated into the willow game—Dona took Shonai to Delhi to show her dad play Zimbabwe earlier this month. Here’s wishing good luck to Saurav and his boys on their Caribbean tour.


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