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  • Monday
  • 22 February, 2010
Where The Twain Meets

The nagpur Test: South African batsman Hashim Amla’s wife peers between the folds of her black veil. Seated beside her is Brigitte Sarembock, Graeme Smith’s new maiden, a special-needs teacher at a school in Cape Town. The perfect match of civilisations, the harmony unmistakable as they watch the men on the field.

Driving Ms Sally

US envoy Timothy Roemer provided the perfect photo-op, pulling a rickshaw on the bumpy streets of Patna. Wife Sally, though a little shaken, was his passenger. A career switch? Aha, when work gets dull!

Interpreter of Arts

Pulitzer-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri is now part of Obama’s Arts and Humanities Committee. In the pic, the author is seen along with her husband at the banquet the president hosted for Manmohan Singh last year. She, along with five other icons, will now redefine the limits of US cultural diplomacy.

Party Pooper

Much ado about the husky-dusky Bips not attending a party. We heard about the crores she minted at a new year bash this year. This was a mere b’day party and the lady demanded a paltry Rs 30 lakh.

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